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FORGOTTEN PEOPLE: The entrance to the Stoney Drift informal settlement, whose residents embarked on a protest last weekend against the lack of service delivery after the

municipality removed dangerous illegal electricity connections in the area, after receiving complaints from other residents Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

Protesters fed up

MATTHEW FIELD

In October, the GO! & Express

reported (People ‘under siege’,

October 17) how Stoney Drift

residents have had to put up

with sewage leaks, a high crime

rate and dangerous, illegal

electricity connections that put

their lives at risk on a daily

basis.

Following our exposé, BCM

suddenly found its feet and

rushed to Stoney Drift to remove

the illegal connections and

make the power lines tamperproof.

However, this did not sit well

with residents of the Stoney Drift

informal settlement, who had

relied on the connections to

provide them with their only

Dangerous electricity connections cut off, but people left in dark

source of electricity. The

residents then embarked on a

protest last Friday night, which

ended in the police being called

and allegedly attacking

protesters.

When the GO! first arrived at

the scene, the protest was

mostly over, with the fire

department cleaning up an

unsuccessful attempt to burn

down a telephone pole under

the police’s watchful eye.

After exchanging tense

words with the police, the

protesters then continued

marching up Garth Street.

However, they eventually

dispersed without further

incident. One of the marchers,

Esther Cawverley, said they

were protesting against the lack

of basic service delivery and

years of neglect from the

m u n i c i p a l i t y.

“They said they can’t build

houses [where we live] but we

have homes there.

“Our children are staying

there with us so they must

provide us with electricity and

other services,” Cawverley said.

The GO! & Express met up

with Cawverley again on

Saturday, accompanied by DA

councillors Vaughan Holmes

and Bill Gould.

According to Cawverley, she

first arrived at the Stoney Drift

settlement in 1999.

Since then, she said the

community had been fighting

with the municipality for

recognition and access to basic

services such as water and

e l e c t r i c i t y.

Cawverley said the

municipality had promised

them that the bush around their

settlement would be cleared in

2016 but no action was taken.

“Th e y ’ve forgotten about us

but they still want us to vote for

t h e m ,” she said.

“The councillor [ward 9

councillor Mendi Wetsetse]

only ever comes when there’sa

d i s a s t e r.” Cawverley also

accused police of using

excessive force during their

protest on Friday night.

One woman was allegedly

beaten and maced, while the

police were also accused of

drawing their firearms and

threatening to fire on them with

live ammunition.

“They wanted to shoot us,”

she said.

The GO! & Express sent

questions to councillor Mendi

Wetsetse but at the time of going

to print, no response had been

r e c e ive d .

“We are angry and we want

to be heard,” one resident said,

on condition of anonymity.

Complicating the issue is a

dangerous criminal element

who continue to use the protest

as an excuse to harass and

intimidate other residents.

In our October article, we

spoke with someone who had

been on the receiving end of

multiple death threats after

confronting the people illegally

connecting in the area.

Last weekend, we met with

another resident who said they

had also been threatened.

“They said ‘Don’t try and

stop me [connecting illegally]

because you’re at work the

whole day, you have a wife here

and a child, they’re alone here'.

“It’s a threat to my family,”

the resident said.


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Enter the Art in the

Park exhibit

Family event

will include live

music and

demonstrations

and plenty of

fun for the kids

MATTHEW FIELD

The Ann Bryant Art Gallery and

East London Fine Art Society are

calling for submissions for their

upcoming Art in the Park

exhibition, set to start at the end

of November.

Each artist can submit up to

six artworks and there is no

restriction on theme or media.

Entries must be submitted on

or before Monday November 25

and each entry costs R15 for

non-members and R5 for

members.

Forms are available at the

gallery or on their website at

w w w. a n n b rya n t . c o . z a .

The Art in the Park exhibition

is a fun-filled event for the

family, starting on Thursday

November 28 and running until

Saturday December 14.

PROUD DISPLAY: ‘Iridesence’ by Theresa Kingma, on display in the Ann Bryant Gallery’s

recent Mosaic Exhibition Picture: AMANDA NANO

In addition to the many

wonderful artworks on display,

there will also be food and craft

stalls, as well as a jumping

castle, face painting, art and

craft demonstrations and live

music. Entrance is free. Visit the

Gallery’s website or Facebook

page for more information.

FINE TIME: The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is sure to have

something for everyone Picture: FILE

Have a swill time at SA’s

biggest Wine Show

MATTHEW FIELD

Following the recent

competition hosted by the GO!

& Express and TOPS at SPAR,

we are proud to announce the

two winners.

Congratulations to Ruben de

Lange and Nirupa Pillay, who

each won a set of four tickets to

the first evening of the TOPS at

SPAR Wine Show on Thursday,

held at Hemingways Casino.

The travelling wine show is

the biggest of its kind and is

visiting East London for the very

first time.

It will take place over three

days, starting on Thursday

November 7 and ending on

Saturday November 9.

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show

co-owner Andrew Douglas

shared some tips for making the

most of your time at the show:

1. Make sure to arrive early

so you can taste as many of the

wines as possible

2. Don’t drink and drive. If

you don’t have a designated

driver, the Wine Show has

partnered with Goodfella’s to

provide transportation

3. Remember that vendors

offer shipping of all wine on

display so if you find one you

particularly like, you can order

as many cases as you want

4. Cast your vote for the

“Pe o p l e ’s Choice Award” to

help your favourite wine take

the crown and stand a chance to

win one of the displayed wines

5. Enter the Stellenbosch

Vineyards competition to put

yourself in the running to win

wine for a whole year.

6. Also try some of the

mouth-watering gourmet food

that will be on sale

7. Learn something new at

the wine theatre, which will be

providing a host of fascinating

educational shows

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Coffee consumers in SA will soon

be able to breathe a sigh of relief

when what is now a draft regulation

becomes a law.

Consumers, it seems, have been

misinformed at best or worse still,

intentionally misled, for years.

Why did this take so long?

We ’re talking about many wellknown

household brands which

purport to be coffee but are

primarily mixtures of chicory and

other additives or extenders.

According to an article

published by Business Insider which

explains the draft regulations (SA

has new draft rules about hot drinks,

and Ricoffy, Frisco and Koffiehuis

are deffinitely not coffee – not even

nearly, Business Insider, September

6), the well-known

brand Koffiehuis is not coffee

because it contains glucose.

Furthermore, neither Frisco nor

Ricoffy qualify either as coffee or

coffee mixtures as both contain less

than 25% coffee.

Many of the packs on a

supermarket shelf include adjectives

such as “pure coffee”, “100% pure”

and other misleading labelling. The

regulations suggest that even the

mixtures have to contain at least

75% actual coffee to be called a

coffee-mixture.

There will no doubt be further

information to follow but as regards

100% pure coffee, look out for

labels which state 100% Arabica

and be warned that if this claim is

EAST

LONDON

W E AT H E R

A cold front is on the way, so get

NEW RULES: Stricter regulations are coming which will affect how certain ‘c o ff e e ’ products are

allowed to label themselves. Picture: FILE

not evident a high likelihood of the

presence of other ingredients exists.

These might be Robusta (caffea

canephora), chicory or a host of

other cheap extenders and

flavourants. When visiting any of

our locally owned coffee shops,

snack bars and eateries, it is unlikely

that you will be served coffee

containing these additives.

ready for chilly weather and

eventual rain.

Thursday starts off cool with a

maximum temperature of 20°C.

The skies will be mostly cloudy,

along with winds of 29km/h from

Customers can feel confident

about a correlation between local

ownership and an onsite presence

with good quality and locally

produced fare. Whether this is quick

coffee stop or to enjoy a pizza, a

burger or a gourmet offering, it is

comforting to know that the food is

freshly prepared on site.

Whether coffee or food, one

the south-west. The temperature

remains stable on Friday, though it

will be cloudier, with the wind

switching to the south and dropping

to 18km/h.

Temperatures drop further to

doesn’t have to be a professional

food critic to compare high-volume

mass-produced foods to the unique

taste and quality of one prepared by

or under the supervision of a loving

owner, one whose personal pride

and reputation are on the line.

Alan Hawkins is the chief roaster

and founder of Cutman & Hawk

Coffee. www.elcoffee.co.za.

19°C on Saturday ,while the cloud

cover and wind remains the same.

The front reaches its peak on

Sunday, with a high of 21°C and

rain throughout the day, along with

fresh 36km/h north-easterly winds.


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Story of a true life ordeal

Family’s dream holiday ends

with them being kidnapped

SIVENATHI GOSA

Former Nelson Mandela

University lecturer Dave

Muller will be launching his first

book, Not Child’s Play, on

November 14 at the Beacon Bay

Country Club.

The book is based on his

life. In 1990, Dave Muller set

sail to Mozambique with his

wife and two young children in

order to fulfill a boyhood dream

of voyaging to the tropics on the

yacht he’d spent ten years

building.

The dream holiday came to

a shocking end when their yacht

ran aground on a stretch of

beach near the Bazaruto

Islands.

The family was eventually

captured by child soldiers

working for the Mozambican

National Resistance (Renamo),

which was waging a civil war

against the ruling Mozambique

Liberation Front (Frelimo) at the

time. Muller lectured at NMU

and formed part of the

development team that worked

on what is today the Gqunube

Green Ecovillage.

From 2009 to 2013, he built

CAPTURED: The cover of

Dave Muller’s new

book, ’Not Child’s Play’

Picture: SUPPLIED

his own low-environmental

impact house in the Ecovillage.

“These days, I volunteer as

an architect working on various

projects undertaken by

Engineering Ministry

International and thus far have

assisted with projects in

Lesotho, Burundi and Uganda.

“In 2016 I decided to make

another attempt at writing the

story recounting our capture.”

During his capture, he kept a

diary where he recorded all the

events that took place.

“In 1990, while sailing to the

Bazaruto Islands in

Mozambique, our yacht,

Ar wen, ran aground 30km

south of the islands. While refloating

the yacht, a group of

Renamo child soldiers arrived

and took us captive.

“We realised we were

experiencing something unique,

with a very real possibility of us

being killed and our bodies

simply disappearing in the

Mozambique bush.

“My diary was initially

intended to be a record of what

had happened to us should we

disappear. But for me it was also

a comforting daily action that

helped me get through the

anxiety of each day.

“As the weeks passed, we

realised we were actually being

protected, because Frelimo, the

political party in power and

opponents to Renamo, made a

number of attempts to kill us in

order to gain a stronger

negotiating position once the

peace talks

c o m m e n c e d ,” Muller said.

Despite being set in the

context of a civil war, Muller

said their experience was an

uplifting story that was worth

sharing.

“During our captivity, we

were protected by Renamo and

treated as humanely as they

could under the circumstances.

“The South African Defence

Force did rescue us during what

was the first successful ceasefire

in the war, an event that

resulted in peace talks

commencing two weeks later.

“With the help of our

church, our children’s schools,

our friends and the greater East

London community, we were

able to restore our lives.”

No progress on

roadworks, two

months later

MATTHEW FIELD

In September 2019, the Daily

Dispatch reported that

roadworks on Gonubie Main

Road were brought to a

standstill due to “labour issues”

(Gonubie roadworks causing

upset, September 12).

Two months later, it

seems no progress has been

made.

The GO! & Express visited

the site on Monday and saw a

large stretch of the pavement

completely dug up with

exposed manholes and cables

littering the trench.

The trench began outside the

Total garage and ran nearly

150m down towards the

AMANDA NANO

The annual Buyel’ekhaya Pan African

Music Festival is set to take revellers by

storm at Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium on

December 15.

The 2019 line-up includes Eastern

Cape artists such as Zonke, the Jaziel

Brothers and Nathi, alongside national

headliners such as Sho Madjozi and Vusi

Mahlasela.

Founder Nomahlubi Mazwai said the

festival was established in 2009 with a

vision of turning the Eastern Cape into a

cultural powerhouse.

“Each year, the country’s finest kick

off the holiday festivities with their

display of excellence on stage and at the

music and fashion workshops and

fashion show beforehand.

“Song, dance and fashion are part of

their vision to give full expression to the

tenets of culture that form a central part

of the African lifestyle,” Mazwai said.

Mazwai said the festival had

extensive socio-economic benefits for

the region. “We also focus on

developmental workshops for locals in

order to ensure various demand-supply

gaps in the creative arts industries are

narrowed and that East London’s human

capital has the capacity to service

tourists and other important stakeholders

at all times,” she said.

Xitsonga artist Sho Majdozi’s song

John Cena went viral recently and

reached the ears of the US wrestler and

a c t o r.

Gonubie Police Station. The

street sign pointing people to the

station lay fallen in one of the

ditches, now pointing into the

mud.

While a few yellow traffic

markers warned drivers of the

potential danger, there was

nothing preventing pedestrians

from walking through the

construction area, despite the

presence of loose cables, pipes

and other potential hazards.

BCM spokesperson Samkelo

Ngwenya told the Dispatch that

construction was expected to

resume at the end of September.

The GO! & Express tried to

get comment from Ngwenya but

had not received a response at

the time of going to print.

Festival to showcase EC’s rich talent

SING IT LOUD: One of the headliners billed for the Buyel’ekhaya Pan

African Music Festival is Xitsonga artist Sho Madjozi, whose song ‘John

Cena’ went viral Picture: SUPPLIED

The music festival will be preceded

by the highly- anticipated fourth

installment of the Buyel’ekhya Fashion

S h ow.

As previously reported in the GO!

(Annual designers workshop, October

10), local designers will showcase their

IN LIMBO: Construction along Gonubie Main Road

appears to have stalled despite assurances from

BCM that it would resume in September. P i c t u re :

MATTHEW FIELD

creative designs at the glitzy event to be

held at Hemingways Mall on December

13.

Tickets for the music festival are

available at Computicket, Shoprite and

Checkers, from R250 per person.

Gates to open at 12pm.

Frail care needs assistance

SIVENATHI GOSA

Gonubie-based Ebenezer Frail Care

Home is asking for help from the

community as they are facing

challenges with maintaining the

facility and residents.

“I started the home in 2002 out

of desperation to care for my sickly

mother, as well as my brother who

had Parkinson’s disease, and none

of us had any income.

“We started with one other

elderly patient in the house.

“With the help and guidance

from God, the bank granted me a

loan and we were able to add two

more rooms.

“The business just snowballed

and today we have three homes

and 45 residents, of which 15 suffer

from Alzheimer’s Disease,” matron

Engela Korff said.

“I have started my plea for help

in 2006 and have had three articles

in the newspapers over the years.

“I’ve had many meetings, phone

calls and applications with the

municipality in order to obey all

the rules and regulations required.

”The demand to develop has

now come to the point where we

are desperate for assistance.”

Korff said they started with nine

carers per shift plus their cook, but

they have expanded to the point

now that they have 14 carers, one

cook, one cook’s assistant, one

laundry worker, one day carer for

occupational therapy and two

gardeners.

“If we are able to develop it will

also address the issue of job

creation, and we will have

opportunities for our carers to work

themselves up to supervisor

positions, thus empowering

wo m e n .

“We are looking for developers,

donations, advisors and any form of

assistance to enable us to assist

more people who so desperately

need our care and affection,” she

said. The registered non-profit

organisation is in high demand but


The business just snowballed

and today we have three

homes and 45 residents

does not have enough space to

accommodate residents that want

to reside.

“We have the opportunity to

develop now in this area. We are

situated in a cul-de-sac with seven

houses, of which three already

belong to us.

“Two of the owners want to sell,

and there are also two vacant plots

which can be developed into

retirement cottages, for which there

is a great demand, bed-sitters and a

much needed frail care centre.”

Korff said: “We aim to have an

Alzheimer’s centre, which is to be

completely separated from the frail

care.

“We also need a laundry centre

and a relaxation area, as our

residents love to braai.”

For more information, phone

043-740-2526.


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‘Never give

up’, pupils

encouraged

Breidbach awards its achievers

DESMOND COETZEE

Last Thursday marked a

significant milestone for

Breidbach Primary pupils, as the

school hosted another

successful celebration of its

academic and sports achievers.

The event saw top achievers

being rewarded with certificates

of merit and trophies for their

hard work and dedication, with

former pupil advocate Fabian

Pretorius as the guest speaker.

Breidbach headmaster

Gareth Fourie presented an

overview of the year on the

developments, challenges and

progress made at the school.

“We started this year with a

lot of challenges such as

a shortage of teachers due to

educators moving to other

schools, as well as our former

head Ivan Harry retiring.

“We were in and out of

meetings with the department to

ensure that we have a teacher in

each class, but to no avail,”

Fourie said.

“During February, the

parents, under the umbrella of

South African National Civic

Organisation (Sanco), closed

the gates of the school in an

attempt to force the department

to listen to our pleas and

through the resilience and

determination of the parents,

five new teachers were

a p p o i n t e d .”

Fourie called on parents to

TOP ACHIEVER: Breidbach Primary Grade 7 pupil Nathaniel Adams receives the top

achiever accolade during the school’s annual awards ceremony in Breidbach last week.

Looking on is guest speaker advocate Fabian Pretorius Picture: DESMOND COETZEE

avail themselves for positions

left vacant on the governing

body and to assist with the

discipline of their children.

Pretorius took the audience

through some patches of his

personal life and spoke about

how “adversity must equate a

resilient attitude”.

“A character trait of a

resilient person is the ability to

recover quickly from

misfortune, illness or

d e p r e s s i o n ,” Pretorius said.

“You don’t allow the

situation to dictate, you dictate

the situation.”

Addressin the parents and

teachers, Pretorius said the

young pupils could be moulded

but it was important that their

souls were not broken “because

a broken soul will break another

soul”.

Pretorius said after moving

from Upington, he started

school in Sub A (Grade 1) at

Breidbach Primary, and stayed

with three other families in a

two-room dwelling.

“My father did well in

business and bought two houses

but soon we lost everything,”

Pretorius said.

“It was my father’s inability

to recover from the setback of

losing everything that stirred

and started my attitude of never

giving up.”

Officials check on parolees

DESMOND COETZEE

Parolees and probationers living

in Zwelitsha and Phakamisa

townships received visits from

King William’s Town

department of correctional

services officials during a

special monitoring operation

last week.

They were visited at their

homes without any notification

by probation officer Thanduxolo

Njikelana, head of KWT

Community Corrections

Landezwa Ngwabane and

members attached to the

Emergency Support Team.

Ngwabane said special

monitoring operations were

conducted quarterly with the

aim of checking wh e t h e r

probationers and parolees

complied with their conditions

of house detention, as set out by

the courts and those of the

PLEASE SIGN: King

William’s Town Community

Corrections head Landezwa

Ngwabane, second from

left, and a team of DCS

officials visiting parolees and

probationers P i c t u re :

DESMOND COETZEE

Correctional Supervision Parole

Board.

“The purpose of these

actions, among others, is

basically to enhance

compliance with set conditions,

trace and arrest absconders,

enhance crime prevention,

promote visibility in the

community, to deal with

violators and to enhance the

handling of complaints and

r e q u e s t s ,” Ngwabane said.

“During these operations,

probationers and parolees who

fail to comply with their

conditions are traced and given

a hearing so that an appropriate

decision can be made.”

The operation saw 42

probationers and parolees

visited, with five found to be in

violation.

“I call on the communities to

accept those released on parole

back into their communities

“And I would also like to

extend a word of gratitude to

this team of 18 members who

formed part of the operation,”

Ngwabane said.

KING

WILLIAM'S

TOWN

W E AT H E R

King residents should prepare

for a cold front this weekend as

well as light rain.

The temperature on

Thursday is a cool 20°C and

comes along with mostly cloudy

skies and a fresh 29km/h wind.

Friday gets a bit colder as the

temperature drops to 19°C and

the cloud cover increases.

Saturday is even colder with

a maximum temperature of

18°C.

The heavy cloud cover is

going nowhere while the wind,

unchanged in speed, switches

further to the East.

Temperatures climb back up

to 21°C on Sunday but are

accompanied by strong winds

blowing through at 40km/h.

These winds are expected to

bring some rain in the evening.

Chess club needs help

with training, equipment

DESMOND COETZEE

The King Chess Club is in

desperate need of assistance to

equip their growing number

of members with training in the

game of chess and has called for

donations and contributions

from local businesses.

Founding member Lawrence

Gosling said the club was

initially established in 2014 but

had been stagnant for the last

few years.

“The challenges we face are

mostly the availability of chess

sets in order to accommodate a

larger number of players.

“There is also the issue of

chess clocks, which can be

quite expensive,” he said.

Gosling said the club was

started because there was a

complete chess vaccuum in the

community. “Support from

various people and institutions,

the inherent social problems

endemic to our youth, and the

opportunity to contribute to the

cultural enrichment in the

Eastern Cape are all contributing

f a c t o r s ,” Gosling said.

He said the club offered

basic chess training,

instructional sessions and a very

extensive digital library of chess

books and computer software.

Gosling, with a delegation

from the club, gave a

presentation on the game of

chess at Breidbach Primary

School last week.

Breidbach deputy head

Eleanor Harmse lauded the

i n i t i a t ive .

The club will be providing

chess classes for pupils e ve r y

Wednesday in 2020.


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Miss Wild Coast has work to do

SIVENATHI GOSA

Gonubie Manor was sparkling

with glitz and glamour

recently as 15 models

competed for the crown of Miss

Wild Coast.

In the end, victory belonged

to Libode-born Thembelihle

Qhina, 23.

Pageant organiser Buhle

Tonise said the aim of the

pageant was to promote tourism

along the Wild Coast, especially

among the younger generation,

while also empowering women.

“The Wild Coast is currently

underrated, even by locals, and

to achieve the purpose of the

programme, we had to create

awareness among locals in

order for them to share the same

vision and be prepared to

welcome the world to the Wild

C o a s t ,” Tonise said.

Qhina is a former Walter

Sisuslu University student who

holds a Bachelor’s of Education,

and is currently a teacher at

Faith Christian School in

Mthatha.

“I entered Miss Wild Coast

because I’m passionate about

women empowerment.

“This was a great platform

for me to learn, grow and

develop myself with the hope

that I’ll also be an inspiration to

o t h e r s ,” Qhina said.

“It is not just a beauty

Libode-born Qhina to help promote region as tourist destination

WILDLY EXCITED: At the crowning are, from left, organiser Buhle Tonise, Miss Wild Coast 2019 Thembelihe Qhina and

Eastern Cape Legislature deputy-speaker Mlibo Qoboshiyane Picture: SUPPLIED

pageant, it is a women

empowerment programme that

raises awareness and promotes

tourism in the Wild Coast.

“It empowers young women

with leadership and business

skills, while promoting the

beauty of the Eastern Cape.”

The contestants were judged

based on their ability to research

and present a Wild Coast

destination, along

with philanthropic work, social

media activity and posts about

the Wild Coast.

“I think I was crowned

because of my authenticity and

my presentation about my

chosen Wild Coast destination,

which was Hluleka,” Qhina

said.

She added that she be would

be working with the Miss Wild

Coast brand in promoting

tourism in the province, and be

involved in giving back to the

c o m m u n i t y.

“I’m very excited about my

r e i g n ,” Qhina said.

Tonise added: “Funding is

the main challenge. The

relevant institutions that should

assist with funding are more

comfortable with making funds

available after seeing the

product.

“It is through the media and

its support that we managed to

pull through without a

marketing budget.”

Pageant aims to unite,

give hope in dark times

MATTHEW FIELD

Buffalo Flats resident Llana King

has decided to organise

something special for the

families in her community.

On Saturday November 23,

King will host a pageant for

young children at Parkside Hall.

Entries for the pageant are

free but close on Sunday.

“This pageant is inspired by

the recent happenings in East

London where fear has taken

over our homes and parents

have to keep an even closer eye

on our kids,” King said.

The aim of the event was to

bring children together, help

them build up their confidence

and show them that there are

still fun things to do in East

London.

SOCCER STARS

“You don’t have to fall under

the stigma of negative

outcomes.

“Drugs, alcohol and

gangsterism is not our final

d e s t i n a t i o n ,” King said.

The pageant will be judged

by a panel of five, who will each

vote independently.

However, King emphasised

that the aim of the event was not

about who did or did not win.

“The whole point is for the

kids to have fun, for mommies

to show off their precious babies

and for the community to come

out in the name of good, clean

f u n ,” she said.

A tuckshop will be available,

as well as live entertainment.

Tickets are R30 per person.

For more information,

contact King on 074-287-2700.

YOUNG

FA S H I O N I S TA S :

Some of the

children who

have already

entered, taking

part in a

photoshoot at

Ghosttown

Park in Buffalo

Flats recently

Picture: ZIYAAD

KING

Join acting, creative writing

workshops for all ages

Proud members of the East London Science College Under 15 boys team, who were

crowned East London City High School Soccer Association Champions 2019 after beating

Greenpoint High School 1-0 in the finals. Picture: SUPPLIED

AMANDA NANO

It is time to get the creative

juices flowing as the Jen Bryson

Moorcroft Theatre and Emonti

Creative Circle host a series of

acting workshops from

November 30 to December 7.

Titled Introduction to

A c t i n g / D ra m a / Th e a t r e ,

these workshops will cater for

different age groups.

“These will be wonderful

age-appropriate creative spaces

to grow in confidence and

explore the craft of acting,” Je n

Bryson Moorcroft said.

The workshops are

interactive and non-threatening,

and also a great place to meet

like-minded friends, while also

having fun learning the craft.

“They will include theatre

games and the basics of acting

techniques including voice, face

and body work, improvisation,

and some script work, each

tailored to the age group and

level of experience of the

p a r t i c i p a n t s ,” she said.

Th e adult workshops will be

held on November 30 from

9.30am to midday.

Workshops for children from

ages six to 11 will run on

December 7 from 9.30am

to 11.30am.

On the same day, teens aged

12 to 16 will have the chance to

take part in the workshop from

2pm to 4pm.

The first of the

workshops, Introduction to

Creative Writing will be held on

November 9 from 9.30am

to midday at Tindale Lodge in

Berea.

The aim of this workshop is

to develop creative skills, boost

confidence and share writing

talents with others.

“It focuses on how to get

inspired and get writing.

“It is suitable for aspiring

writers wanting to explore

poetry, short-story writing for

performance, novel and creative

non-fiction forms,” Bryson

Moorcraft said.

This workshop will be

presented by Tamaryn Dalldorf,

Bryson Moorcroft and Unathi

Ngada

To book, contact Bryson

Moorcroft at

j b m t h e a t re @ g m a i l . c o m


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GOOD EFFORT

Excited Cambrige High School pupils show their support for the Springboks before their successful final match against

England last Saturday Picture: SUPPLIED

The Clarendon U14A waterpolo team took part in the

Roedean Tournament in Johannesburg recently. Despite

their best efforts, they ended up playing for fifth position

against St Stithians College and lost 10-11, coming sixth

overall. Picture: SUPPLIED

Pupils help collect and breed

insects to clean Nahoon

TEAM PLAYERS

MATTHEW FIELD

Merrifield College’s Enviroclub

has partnered with the Centre

for Biological Control based at

Rhodes University to help

combat the spread of water

hyacinth in the Nahoon River.

Hyacinth, originally

imported from Brazil, has

spread quickly due to increasing

levels of pollution in East

London’s river system (Outrage

as sewage floods Nahoon

Beach, Daily Dispatch, October

23). Enviroclub teacher-incharge

Pauline Wetmore first

came across the CBC while

researching the effects of water

hyacinth on local ecosystems.

She saw that the centre was

getting schools from around the

country to help with their

hyacinth control programme.

This programme involves

breeding certain species of

insect that feed solely on water

hya c i n t h .

Wetmore got in contact with

HARVEST TIME: Merrifield College pupils collect water

hyacinth from the Nahoon River which they will use to feed

their planthoppers over the exam period. Picture: SUPPLIED

centre head Dr Kim Weaver and

soon representatives from the

CBC arrived at Merrifield to

educate the pupils on their work

and how they could help.

In October, Merrifield

collected their first batch of 800

Megamelus scutellaris, also

known as the water hyacinth

p l a n t h o p p e r.

Besides feasting exclusively

on hyacinth, the planthopper is

also notable for it’s incredible

jumping ability.

Despite being only the size

of an ant, they can leap as high

as a kangaroo, roughly 2m.

The insects are being fed on

hyacinth collected from the

Nahoon River by the pupils.

They will be given a month

over the exam period to breed,

and will then be released into

the river.

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Open day

at Border

Av i a t i o n

DANCE STARS:

Entry free for all enthusiasts

SIVENATHI GOSA

Border Aviation will hold their

annual Open Day on

Saturday at the East London

airport.

“Border Aviation’s

instructors, staff members and

some fulltime students will be

here on the day,” a d m i n i s t ra t i o n

and marketing officer Janie Nel

said.

“Instructors will fly

introductory flights on the day at

a great rate and staff and

students will answer any

questions the public have and

show them around should they

be interested,” Nel said.

The fire department will be

there on the day as well.

Entrance to the public is free,

refreshments will be on sale and

introductory training flights will

be available either in a modern

glass-cockpit Sling Sling2, a

Cessna 150, a Savannah XL or

in a Piper Cherokee.

“Border Aviation has been

training pilots since the 1940’s.

“We offer diverse training,

from weight-shift microlights to

warbirds, historical aircraft and

everything in between.”

Nel said what made Border

Aviation unique was their

dedicated team of instructors

who worked with each student

on a one-on-one basis.

“We welcome any aviation

enthusiast from teenager Abinitio

students to the casual

weekend flyer looking to pursue

their aviation passion.”

Also included in Border

Av i a t i o n ’s fleet are a Piper

Archer 181, a Mooney M20,

and a Beechcraft Baron (BE58).

East London-based Joe Jackson Dance Company competed in the Dance Star South Africa qualifiers held in Pretoria last

Saturday. Their dancers gave it their all and achieved the following positions: Urban Styles Duet/Trio Quartet Children: 2nd,

5th, 6th and 7th. Urban Styles Group Children: 7th. Urban Styles Solo Children: 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 19th. Urban Style

Duet/Trio/Quartet Juniors: 3rd, 5th and 10th.Urban Styles Solo Juniors: 1st, 14th and 15th. Urban Styles Group Juniors:

4th.Urban Styles Duet/Trio/Quartet Seniors: 5th.Urban Styles Solo Seniors: 9th, 10th, 20th and 22nd.Urban Styles

Formation Seniors: 1st. Picture: SUPPLIED

PROMOTION

GARDENS OF EAST LONDON

East London-based

researcher at the Fort Hare

Institute of Social and

Economic Research (FHISER)

Dr Octavia Sibanda was

recently appointed vicepresident

of the

Anthropology Southern

Africa Association (AsnA).

The organisation represents

social anthropologists from

seven southern African

countries. Picture: SUPPLIED

Shoprite helps

bring relief to

communities

MATTHEW FIELD

As record-breaking drought

ravages the country, the Shoprite

Group is stepping in to help

alleviate affected communities

in the Eastern and Northern

Cape, alongside NGO Gift of

the Givers.

Shoprite has made R50,000

available for a donation of

animal feed to farmers whose

livelihoods are being threatened

by the drought.

In addition, contributions to

their #ActForChangeFund will

go towards the Gift of the

Givers, who have come on

board as Shoprite’s

implementation partner.

They have also set up mobile

soup kitchens in a number of

drought-affected areas, which

feed an average of 1,000 people

per day.

Shoppers are encouraged to

chip in by adding a donation of

R5 or more to their grocery bill

at Shoprite and Checkers stores.

“The difficulty our

communities in the Eastern and

Northern Cape are facing is

unprecedented but it is in times

like these that our innate spirit of

ubuntu kicks in and we, as


The difficulty our

communities in the Eastern

and Northern Cape are

facing is unprecedented but

it is in times like these that

our innate spirit of ubuntu

kicks in

South Africans, reach out to

help those in desperate need of

a s s i s t a n c e ,” Shoprite CSI

manager Lunga Schoeman said.

“Our communities are the

bedrock of our business so we

cannot idly stand by as the

people in the drought-affected

communities struggle to make

ends meet.”

Gift of the Givers thanked

Shoprite for their assistance and

called on community members

to do their part to help those in

need.

“We need all the support we

can get to assist these towns and

farming communities timeously

before the situation deteriorates

and we’re looking at more than

just animal deaths,” Gift of the

Givers member Badr Kazi said.

CREATIVE: The ninth annual Pam Golding Gardens of East London will be held from November 9 to 10 in support of various

local charities. Above is Rob and Heather Grigorato’s recycled creation in their garden at 20 Hawkes Head Drive, during the

2018 event. Tickets are R50 for access to all gardens. Picture: AMANDA NANO

DA slams health department over strike

MATTHEW FIELD

The DA has condemned the

failure of the department of

health to deal with an ongoing

strike by state forensic

pathology employees in the

BCM area, saying it had led to

dead bodies at accident scenes

“left lying on the side of the road

for hours”.

Strikers claim that they have

not been paid overtime and

standby allowances since April,

despite repeated assurances

from DoH head Dr Thobile

Mbengashe. “The department

has been forced to negotiate

with private funeral parlours to

collect the deceased from

accident scenes while the strike

continues, resulting in

significant delays in retrieving

c o r p s e s ,” DA shadow MEC for

health Jane Cowley said.

“In one incident, a person

declared dead last Friday in a

car accident was left on the

scene until late on Saturday.”

However, Cowley said she

understood the forensic

pathology workers’ struggle and

noted that the DoH was largely

responsible for the current

situation.

“Forensic pathology

employees have

had enough.

“Their drastic

action is the result

of months of

waiting for monies

owed to them by

the department,”

she said.

“The continued

mismanagement of

personnel and

finances within the

health department

speaks volumes

about the

consequences of

employing cadres

who cannot do the

work required to

keep the

department

f u n c t i o n i n g ,” she

said.

Cowley said the DoH had

lost sight of its core mandate of

providing quality and easily

accessible healthcare to the

people of the Eastern Cape.

“I have written to the MEC

for health, Sindiswa Gomba,

to request that the matter of

unpaid overtime be addressed

as a matter of urgency so that

forensic pathology services are

restored before more of the

t a x p aye r s ’ money is wasted,”

she said.


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Sadly still a dirty

world at the top

Film reveals

how little has

changed

MATTHEW FIELD

The Laundromat, like its

precursor The Big Short, is an

incredibly relevant film given

the current economic climate

and growing disparity between

the haves and have-nots.

The film tackles the 2015

Panama Papers leak which

exposed the many ways that

wealthy individuals, celebrities

and politicians were gaming the

system in order to avoid taxes

and funnel their money into

secret accounts.

The film is told through the

eyes of the fictional Ellen Martin

(Meryl Streep), who launches a

private investigation following

the death of her husband.

At the same time, a running

narration is provided by Gary

Oldman and Antonio Banderas

as real-life lawyers Jürgen

Mossack and Ramón Fonseca,

who were key players in the

scandal.

Oldman and Banderas

definitely steal the show but

Streep also gives a solid

performance and helps remind

us of the very human cost that

the selfish actions of those in

charge inevitably have.

If The Big Short r e ve a l e d

how a few individuals were able

to profit in the 2008 Great

Recession, The Laundromat

shows how little has changed.

T H U R S DAY

● THE UNIVERSITY OF THE

THIRD AGE (U3A) caters to

people of a mature age who are

eager for knowledge. We meet

at the St Andrews Croquet club

hall on the second Thursday of a

month and the third Thursday at

9.30am. Each meeting has a

qualified speaker. Phone: 043-

735-2444 for information

● Narcotics Anonymous at

Buffalo Flats Primary School, 84

Greenpoint Road, Buffalo Flats.

Starts at 7.30pm. Call 083-900-

6962.

F R I DAY

● Narcotics Anonymous at

Khanya Youth Centre (next to

Fire station), 172 Dunoon Road,

Fynbos. Starts at 6pm. Call 083-

900-6962

● The East Coast Quilters Guild

are holding their annual Quilt

Show in the Courtney Latimer

Hall, behind the East London

Museum which will run until

Saturday November 16.

Entrance fee is R5 per person.

● Come Dine and Dance the

night away on EL best dance

floor with live music by EL best

singer Quentin at Comrades

Club from 8-3pm. Bar and

kitchen open from 6.30pm at

bargain prices. Entry R25pp.

Bookings 083-255-3468

S AT U R DAY

● Yellowwood Forest Fare,

Morgan’s Bay, every Saturday

from 9am to 2pm.

● The Centenary Tennis Club

W H AT ’S ON

THE GO!

Contact the News Desk on (043)

7022048 or e-mail:

go ex p ress @ t i s o b l a c kst a r.c o. za

by Monday 4pm in publication week

hosts social tennis every

Saturday from 1.30pm.

Enquiries: Maurice 082-676-

9708.

● Gonubie flea market every

Saturday in front of the

municipality from 8am to 1pm.

Glenda 082-714-3390.

● Narcotics Anonymous - for

whom drugs have become a

major problem, meet every

Wednesday and Saturday at 22

Pell Street, St Nicholas Church,

Beacon Bay from 7pm. Call

Peter on 082-094-0959.

● Nar-Anon Family Group - for

family and friends affected by

someone else's addiction, meet

on Wednesday and Saturday at

22 Pell Street, St Nicholas

Church, Beacon Bay from 7pm.

Call Belinda on 083-662-3442.

● The Hemingways Mall

Community Market Shop runs

every weekend, downstairs in

the Food Court. Support local

t ra d e r s .

● The support group of

Diabetes SA - EL branch meet

on the first Saturday of every

month at the Regent Hotel’s

Ocean Terrace Room. from 2.45

– 4pm. Call Vrooda Makhan on

083-708-0489.

● Rob and Linda will be

available for croquet coaching

at Cambridge Bowls and

Croquet Club from 1.30pm

every Saturday. All training

sessions are free. Contact Linda

083-579-4085 for more info.

● Physical Trauma Support

Group at Gonubie Methodist

Church, 2 Recreation Rd. Starts

at 3pm. Guest speaker will be

social worker Amanda

Bessinger. Contact Jenny and

Attie Venter on 082-920-5399.

● Gardens of East London. Join

us and visit some of the

beautiful gardens that this city

has to offer, all in aid of charity.

Tickets are R50pp, children

under 12 enter free, and

available from Pam Golding.

● Aqua By Rose 7th Annual

Worldwide Aquathon Day at

Virgin Active Beachfront. Come

experience three hours of

splashing fun in aid of CHOC.

Starts 9am.

S U N DAY

● Narcotics Anonymous at

Buffalo Flats Primary School, 84

Greenpoint Road, Buffalo Flats.

Starts at 7pm. Call 083-900-

6962

● The Model Engineering

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standing by at the Gonubie

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Passing on

the baton

in the race

of this life

Some hand it over on solid

ground, others shirk their role

WATCH OUT

ROY HEWETT

One of the defining realities of

every person’s passage through

life is that there comes a time to

make way for successors and to

hand over to the next generation

of workers, leaders, bosses and

role players in all fields.

In a sense, this inevitable

process reflects “passing the

“baton to the next participant in

the “race of life”, and is

arguably both natural and

desirable for the evolution and

smooth functioning of society.

It seems prudent and right

that some reflection and

introspection should take place

regarding our performance

during our time in possession of

the baton.

One aspect of meaningful

evaluation would seem to be

our handling of the baton’s

cousin, “the buck”.

Did we generally take

responsibility, or were we deft

passers of it in the common way

of too many of our kind?

Did we number among the

dubious members of society

described by Paul G Stoltz:

“Blaming, whining, deflecting

accountability, risk aversion,

and resistance to change are but

a handful of symptoms of the

adversity-beaten individual and

organisation?”

Or were we accountable

and ready to stand up to be

counted?

Another interesting way to

look at life is as a metaphorical

banquet, with all of its

trimmings ranging from the hors

d’oeuvres through main course,

desserts and then cheese and

biscuits.

Did we drop our plates or

mess our food for others to

clean up?

The answer to this question

speaks volumes.

Regarding accountability

and taking responsibility as

opposed to the tendency of

many of us to “pass the buck”,

WR Inge offered this compelling

advice: “Don’t get up from the

feast of life without paying for

your share of it.”

A sobering comment on this

almost universal weakness in so

many of us is reflected by Joseph

Fort Newton: “A duty dodged is

like a debt unpaid; it is only

deferred, and we must come

back and settle the account at

l a s t .”

Few would contest the

argument that passing the baton

has significantly more positive

connotations than ‘passing the

b u ck ’, assuming that the baton

is a strong and worthwhile one.

Two impactful observations

that make the point:

“Create your legacy, and

pass the baton.” - Billie Jean

King

“My hope is to incite that

feeling of inspiration in as many

other people as possible. To

receive and pass along that

baton to anyone willing to carry

it further.” - Adam Rodriguez

On a more humorous note,

yet having undeniable relevance

in many cases:

“Parenthood is the passing of

a baton, followed by a lifelong

disagreement as to who

dropped it.” - Robert Breault

“The older generation sat

looking at the younger, and Kat

wondered exactly when and

how the baton had been passed.

She wanted to know if it was too

late to give it back.” - Ally Carter

And then, from two of the

biggest names in the history of

science and epitomisng the

fundamental role of the baton in

l e g a cy :

“A hundred times a day I

remind myself that my life

depends on the labours of other

people, living and dead, and

that I must exert myself in order

to give, in the measure I have

received, and I am still

r e c e iv i n g .” - Albert Einstein

“If I have seen further it is by

standing on the shoulders of

g i a n t s .” - Isaac Newton

We may find it enlightening

to establish whether we are

passers of the baton or the buck

. . . whether those who take over

from us are on solid ground, or

having to take responsibility for

where we have shirked ours.


The

older

generation

sat

looking

at the

y o u n g e r,

and Kat

w o n d e re d

exactly

when the

baton

had been

passed. .

was it

too late

to give it

back?

Come together for true change

MATTHEW FIELD

While most of East London was

glued to their screens wa t ch i n g

the Springboks thrash their

English rivals to win the Rugby

World Cup, an all too familiar

scenario was playing out in the

suburb of Stoney Drift.

Certain residents, sick of

being abused and forgotten by

their government, decided to

take matters into their own

hands.

The result was a network of

illegal electricity connections

that criss-crossed all across the

suburb.

While such actions may be

understandable given the

desperate situation, illegal

connections are dangerous and

led to many injuries and even

one human fatality in 2015.

In the end, the municipality

was forced to react and

removed the connections.

Unfortunately, this was not

the end of it as we report on

page 3 of this edition.

With their only access to

electricity taken from them,

residents decided to take to the

streets to protest the

municipality's refusal to

acknowledge their right to basic

services.

Situations like this are never

as cut-and-dry as they might

appear and I could fill this paper

with a discussion of the many

intricacies.

For now, though, I want to

focus on one of the more

damaging results that inevitable

arise during a protest – the

splitting of communities into

two 'teams' in fierce and often

violent conflict with each other.

On the one hand you have

the protesters, which in Stoney

Drift are made up of residents of

the informal settlement.

These people have spent the

last 25 years being told that they

are free and that a

democratic SA meant a new life

for them and their families.

They have also spent the last

25 years realising that this was a

cruel and tragic lie.

These are people who are

forced to live in squalor, who

are forced to experience the

humiliation and discrimination

that comes with poverty every

day while less than 10 meters

away, their neighbours enjoy

services that they may never get.

Is it any wonder that they

eventually got sick of waiting

and took the matter into their

own hands?

While I don't wish to

condone illegal electricity

Chelsea the cat keeps an eye

out for any mice that may

scurry across her path

Picture: FELICITY MASON

connections, it is just as foolish

to ignore the reasons for their

existence in the first place.

This brings us on to the next

“team”, the residents who

oppose the protesters. .

As we've reported twice

now, some Stoney Drift

residents say they and their

families have been threatened

with violence if they dared to

speak out about illegal activities

they'd witnessed.

The real antagonists in

Stoney Drift aren't the protesters

or the anti-protesters.

Rather, they are the corrupt

and inefficient power structures

that allowed the situation to

become this desperate in the

first place.

The sooner we realise this,

the sooner we can truly come

together and bring about the

change we desperately need.


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music centre on Friday, starting at 6.30pm. There will be no cover

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Diabetes:

know the

war nings

Early detection is very important

MATTHEW FIELD

Thursday November 14

marks World Diabetes

Day, which was created

in 1991 by the

International Diabetes

Foundation and World

Health Organisation to

raise awareness about

the growing rate of

diabetes around the

wo r l d .

The date was chosen

because it is the

birthday of Sir Frederick

Banting, a Canadian

scientist who, alongside

his colleague Charles

Best, discovered

insulin.

While Banting

received a Nobel Prize

in Physiology or

Medicine in 1923 for

the discovery, he

criticised the Nobel

committee for not also

nominating Best ,and

split the prize money

with his partner.

For World Diabetes

Day 2019, there are

three key areas that will

be focused on.

The first is the

importance of detecting

diabetes as early as

possible.

There are three main

types of diabetes: Type

1, Type 2 and

gestational diabetes

mellitus (GDM).

Type 1 diabetes is

typically caused by an

auto-immune reaction

where the body attacks

the insulin-producing

cells.

As a result, people

with Type 1 diabetes

produce very little or no

insulin.

While it can affect

all ages, it most

commonly develops in

children and young

adults.

Type 2 is the most

common form of

diabetes and is caused

by high insulin

resistance or an insulin

d e f i c i e n cy.


The easiest way

to minimise the

risk of Type 2

diabetes is to

eat healthy,

avoid junk food

– especially if

it’s high in sugar

– and make sure

to exercise

re g u l a r l y

This form of diabetes

can occur at any age

and is linked with poor

diet and obesity.

Finally, GDM occurs

when glucose levels in

the blood are elevated

during pregnancy.

It occurs in

approximately 1 in 25

pregnancies and can

lead to serious

complications in both

the mother and the

ch i l d .

However, it usually

disappears after the

p r e g n a n cy.

Regardless of which

type of diabetes a

person has, it is

important to detect it as

early as possible.

There are a number

of ways to do this, such

as having blood glucose

tests or eye

examinations done.

Also keep an eye out

for potential symptoms

such as constant hunger

and fatigue and having

to urinate frequently,

which can also lead to

dehydration and

blurred vision.

The second focus of

World Diabetes Day

2019 is preventing Type

2 diabetes.

The most common

cause of Type 2

diabetes is an unhealthy

lifestyle that includes a

bad diet and a lack of

e x e rc i s e .

The easiest way to

minimise the risk of

Type 2 diabetes is to eat

healthy, avoid junk food

– especially if it’s high in

sugar – and make sure

to exercise regularly.

The IDF

recommends engaging

in some form of highi

n t e n s i t y p hy s i c a l

activity for at least 30

minutes, three to five

days a week.

The final aim of this

ye a r ’s World Diabetes

Day is to urge people to

manage the disease.

While diabetes is a

chronic disease, it is still

entirely possible to live

a long, healthy life if it is

managed correctly.

A person with

diabetes will have to be

careful with their diet

and be physically

active, and take the

appropriate medication

as prescribed by their

d o c t o r.

This medication can

include regular insulin

injections, as well as

oral medication.


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Karting season ends in full throttle

GO REPORTER

Last Saturday morning dawned

with near perfect weather

conditions for the final Border

Karting Championship, after a

blustery Friday practise session

at the East London Grand Prix

C i rc u i t .

The Bambino Class saw

Caleb Odendaal with his hands

full as an all-conquering Port

Elizabeth fraternity swept to

victory, snatching all three steps

on the podium.

Caleb Moss won the day,

ahead of Rhoderick Simpson

and Jack Moore.

Odendaal finished fifth on

the road, but clinched the

championship ahead of Lincoln

Randall and Traiton Boshoff in

second and third place

r e s p e c t ive l y.

Redd Scholtz continued on

his winning ways in the Mini

Rox Class, but could not close

the points deficit to take the

championship from Jordan van

der Merwe.

Van der Merwe drove a

sensible race to finish second on

the day, ahead of Myles Krause,

who capitalised on the absence

of Timothy Ball to take third

place in the championship.

Meanwhile, Odendaal

romped home to three wins,

with Randall in second place

ahead of Josh Moore of PE.

Tyler Stephen’s bad day at

the office still netted him

enough points to claim second

place in the Championship

ahead of Scott Heideman in

Tight and action-packed racing delivers thrilling, successful event

IT’S A WRAP: Competitors celebrate as the successful Border Karting season’s final race ended last Saturday at the East

London Grand Prix Circuit Picture: SUPPLIED

third. One of the “finds” of the

season has to be Jacques du

Preez, who put his kart on pole

position overall, ensuring that

for 2020 he will definitely run in

Clubmans Max Class A.

On his way to Class B victory

du Preez mixed it with Brady

Choudree for the overall win,

narrowly losing out but, in the

process, serving notice that he

will indeed be a force to be

reckoned with next season.

Jono Stephen missed the

event due to illness, but Eli

Vergara stepped into Jono’s kart

and ended up second for the

day, in a welcome return to

Clubmans.

Geoff Stephen clinched the

championship in third place.

The Class A 2019 champions:

● 1. Geoff Stephen

● 2. Jared de Kock

● 3. Keagan Rhind

Du Preez won the day ahead

of a resurgent Ethan Springfield,

who made a strong showing in

second place ahead of Melindre

Marais in the Clubmans Max

The Class B 2019 champions:

● 1. Ryan Gudmanz

● 2. Kyle Heideman

● 3. Duwaune Venter

In the DD2 Class, Geoff

Stephen scored three wins

ahead of PE’s James Moore with

Jared de Kock coming home

third.

Another familiar face was

Craig Borges, ending up fourth

in Jono Stephen’s kart.

The champions podium:

● 1. Geoff Stephen

● 2. Jared de Kock

● 3. Kevin Vosloo

Derek Pratt got all his ducks

in line and delivered a polished

performance to claim the top

spot on the podium ahead of

Brady Choudree and Leeroy

Randall in the 4 Stroke

Clubmans A.

The championship went to

Choudree, ahead of Leeroy

Randall and Derek Pratt in third

place. In the 4 Stroke Clubmans

B, Jayson Collins had some

gremlins creep in to prevent the

win on the day, which went to

an ever-improving Andre Shrier,

with Junay de Kock taking

second ahead of Collins.

Before the final round,

Collins had an unassailable lead

in the championship, but

second place went to Junay de

Kock with Shrier placing third in

the 2019 championship.

Juan Venter took the win

ahead of Morgan Petzer, making

a welcome return, and Aphelele

Majabu in third spot in the

Academy class.

The Driver of the Day Award

went to young Caleb Moss.

Anyone interested in joining

the sport can contact the Border

Karting chairperson Jo e

Borges on 082-442-7467 or e-

mail j o e @ b i g j o e ra c i n g . c o m

DIVE IN

WELL DONE:

Young swimmers take the plunge at the recent Aquanova Junior Star Gala held at Cambridge Primary School. A full list of results is

available on Aquanova’s Facebook page. Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

Oxford Striders’ Mndeni Zulu celebrates finishing

the recent 42km Soweto Marathon in a time

of 2.58.22 Picture: HELEN PRETORIUS

TALENTED PLAYER

SURF’S UP

WELL DONE

Lilyfontein Grade 8 pupil Damien Sansom, above, has been

selected to attend the SA Rugby Elite Performance

Directive (EPD) camp in November Picture: SUPPLIED

Merrifield grade 9 pupil Daniel Emslie recently went

up against 132 other young surfers from 44

countries in the U16 category of the Vissla World

ISA Junior Surfing Championship in the USA. Emslie

placed fifth, making him the fifth-best U16 surfer in

the world. Picture: SUPPLIED

Hudson Park

High School

students

Zimkhitha

Weston, left,

and Laila

Williams were

re c e n t l y

selected to take

part in the SA

Hockey U21

High

Performance

Squad Camp

which will be

held in

Stellenbosch in

D e c e m b e r.

P i c t u re :

SUPPLIED


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Champ fueled

by a passion to

succeed in life

Border karting winner is also a regional car racer

AMANDA NANO

Passion, discipline and humility

helped Selborne College Grade

11 pupil Brady Choudree to win

the Border Karting Clubmans 4

Stroke Class A championship

last Saturday.

“It was fantastic to win and I

had built up a safe 70 point

l e a d ,” Choudree said.

“I came in fourth place in the

Clubmans 4 Stroke Class B

J U B I L AT I O N

125cc, which is awesome as I

was tussling with two guys so it

was tough.”

Choudree races for GBB

Racing in the 125cc Clubmans

class, which has four other

drivers under their wing.

GBB Racing is a new team

formed between Gary Marias,

Bruce Bulter (of GB Service and

Fitment Centre) and Dr Bevan

Choudree, Brady’s father.

GB Service and Fitment

Centre were also the sponsors

for the 4 Stroke Clubmans and

the academy.

In addition to karting,

Choudree is also a motorsport

car driver, having competed in

the Border Regional

Championships throughout the

ye a r.

Starting at Class E and F, he

quickly moved up to Class D

modifieds, racing in a Golf.

“I was battling Cameron Hall

SPEED KING: Brady Choudree gives a thumbs up in his

winning kart Picture: SUPPLIED

in Class D. Due to my

consistency, I came in second

place overall and also received

the second highest points over

all the classes this year,”

Choudree said.

The young champion said he

had learned to trust himself and

the people around him more

through his motorsport racing,

as well as when to push himself

and also to hold back.

His mom, Tracy, said she

was nervous when he first

started competing.

“He has all the safety

features needed as he races and

the rest we have put in God’s

hands. We have been blessed

all in all,” she said.

Tracy added that her son had

so far managed to

successfully juggle

his academics alongside

his extra curricular activities.

Choudree was recently

chosen as Selborne headboy for

2020.

“My phone has never blown

up like the day of the headboy

announcement with

congratulatory messages.

“We have a great student

b o dy,” Choudree said.

Hub festival a phenomenal success

Revellers at Sunset on Beach, Nahoon celebrate following South Africa's stunning 32-12 win

against England in the Rugby World Cup final. Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

STAFF REPORTER

Last weekend’s festival staged

by Breidbach Hub was

described as one of the best thus

far after a record number of

sport and recreation enthusiasts

turned up for participation in the

a c t iv i t i e s .

The festival started with a

3.5km fun run, and

also featured netball fast five,

rugby sevens, hockey and four

codes of indigenous games,

Hub secretary Sean Carelse

attributed their success to the

hard work, commitment and

dedication by his members in

securing mass participation

from the community and the

overwhelming support they

received by BCM department of

sport, recreation, arts and

culture (Dsrac).

“The festival was staged in

partnership with BCM Dsrac

and was aimed in promoting an

active lifestyle,” Carelse said.

“It kicked off with a 3.5km

fun run of 389 runners followed

by an aerobics session before

the sports enthralled the

c o m m u n i t y.”

Quintiano Matthews

emerged the overall winner of

the race with Xavier Cassels

second and Theo Lottering third.

The first woman to cross the

finish line was Elizabeth

Vervloedt followed by Linda

Smith and Charloma Lewis.

Team Teshe Pops took gold

at the netball with Taylor

Defenders achieving silver and

Ghetto Girls bronze.

Acorn Valley-based Future

Queens also received medals

for the best disciplined netball

team.

Maori Attackers emerged the

overall winners of the rugby

sevens with Panthers coming in

WINNERS: Elizabeth

Vervloedt, middle, won gold

while Linda Smith, right,

won silver and Charloma

Lewis won bronze. P i c t u re :

DESMOND COETZEE

as runners up and Try Again in

third spot.

Four indigenous games were

played namely diketo, drie

stokkies, intonga and kgadi.

Elversha Bester, Junice

Fourie and Keyshia Barnes came

first, second and third

respectively in the diketo Boys

category in diketo with

Dellarise Christian, Tremeine

Oliphant and Caroney Casper

emerging as the top three


It was

great and

awesome

to see the

enthusiasm

of

community

members,

youth and

children as

they

participated

in the

activities

women players.

Meanwhile Dante

Swartbooi, Adrian Matthews

and Jaden Smith won the top

three spots in the intonga Boys

category with their female

counterparts being Bengalique

Christian, Chrizelle Smith and

Beyondre Jagers the girls

section.

Ghetto Jumpers consisting of

Diano Arkell, Anver Sandler,

Diano Jacobs, Cassidy Peterson,

Edenay Stoffels and Christie

Minnie ended overall winners of

the kgadi match.

Hub chair Desmond

Coetzee was pleased with the

attendance and commended the

community for their support.

“It was great and awesome

to see the enthusiasm of

community members, youth

and children as they

participated in the activities,”

Coetzee said.

“The festival also provided

us the opportunity to identify

t a l e n t .”

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