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Project leaves resident in tears

Elderly man can’t use driveway,

injured after falling into hole


For the last three years, the

South African National

Roads Authority has been

working on upgrading the R72,

a project that has extended past

its original deadline and has

caused frustration for residents

on the portion of the road that

passes through Port Alfred.

Pavements and kerbs have

been constructed in stages on

both sides of the R72.

However, the latest

pavement and kerb to be built

on Southwell Road near Main

Street has caused problems for

an elderly resident, Jimmy

McQuirk, whose home is on the

R72 at the foot of the Southwell

Road hill.

McQuirk, who is in his 70s

and not in the best of physical

health, recently fell and broke

his femur when he was walking

down the new pavement on

Southwell Road in the evening

and stumbled into a hole left by

contractors laying the

p ave m e n t .

McQuirk said it was

impossible to see the hole in the

evening and it had not been

adequately marked off to

prevent accidents.

He has experienced other

problems at his home in recent

ye a r s .

Being the sole residential

property on this stretch of road,

McQuirk’s home is isolated and

sits behind the shops on the

CBD-side of Biscay Road,

making it easy for criminals to


McQuirk has experienced

several break-ins over recent

years and has also been

physically attacked at his home.

The latest problem with

access to his home being

impeded by the new kerb and

paving brought him to tears as

he told TotT his story.

The kerbing physically

prevents McQuirk or any of his

visitors parking a car in his

d r ive way.

They now have to park in

Biscay Street and walk to his


“I’m trying to sell the

p r o p e r t y,” McQuirk said.

“But with no access,

potential buyers cannot park to

even view the property.”

He fears that, if the problem

is not resolved, it will affect the

saleability of his home.

A letter was sent to Sanral’s

media liaison, Shaanaaz

Loggenberg at Meropa, as well

to Sanral Southern Region

manager Mbulelo Peterson, on

Thursday last week to ask what

measures they were taking to fix

the situation.

Neither had responded by

the time of going to print.

ENTRANCE BLOCKED: Contractors for Sanral have constructed a pavement and kerb in front

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his visitors to park in the street behind and walk to his home Picture: ROB KNOWLES


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Meeting forced to move as EFF

councillor refuses to leave


For three hours last Thursday, the

Ndlambe full council meeting was

delayed as speaker Vivian

Maphaphu and municipal officials

combed the rule books and codes

of conduct to justify ejecting EFF

councillor Xolisa Runeli from the

council chambers.

The problem began as the

meeting was officially opened.

The first order of business for

Maphaphu was to remind

councillors of their code of conduct

that establishes rules of decorum

members are expected to follow. In

this instance, Maphaphu referred to

rules 39.1 and 39.2 regarding the

dress code of councillors.


EFF activist, Xolisa Runeli, in the EFF attire

he wore when he was sworn in as a

councillor. He again wore the red overalls but

no hard hat at last week’s meeting

Her issue with Runeli was with respect to his

attire which, being red overalls, were not

considered formal, as described in the rules.

Runeli refused to remove his red overall

jacket, and Maphaphu, having read the rules

several times, decided to impose a 15-minute

recess in order for him to reconsider his refusal.

She then explained that earlier in 2018, she

had asked an ANC councillor to remove his

jacket as he was dressed in ANC colours.

“The rules clearly state that no insignia or

emblem must be worn by councillors when

attending a council meeting,” Maphaphu said.

At this point, Runeli said this was wrong and

that red overalls were allowed in parliament.

When the councillors and gallery returned,

Runeli once more refused to take the jacket off.

Maphaphu then referred to a later version of

the rule book and read Rule 32 1b, 1d and 1p,

wherein it states that the speaker’s ruling is final

and that law enforcement would be brought to

the chambers to forcibly remove Runeli.

As Runeli still refused to recuse himself or

remove his jacket, Maphaphu adjourned the

meeting to reconvene at the civic centre.

The council and gallery arrived to find Runeli

already seated at the makeshift council table.

Security was called to attend but the gallery

was asked to retire as the councillors discussed

their options behind closed doors.

The security then left and the meeting finally

resumed with Runeli still wearing his overalls.

Although Runeli attempted to be recognised

by the speaker several times, the meeting

continued, essentially ignoring his interjections.

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drum to give

PAHS support

Pupils painted the refuse bins

For the better part of this

year, the pupils at Port

Alfred High School have

been hard at work creating

unique art pieces out of old

drums sourced from the

Sunshine Juice factory.

The idea behind the project

is to increase the pupils’

awareness of being

environmentally responsible

with their rubbish.

A great deal of thought and

creativity was invested in the

painting and sealing process.

Paint was kindly supplied

by Jacks’s Paint and the drums

are now being sold by the

PAHS Alumni and Supporters

Association to raise funds for

their Road Upgrade Project.

Individuals or businesses

can help beautify the town and

promote a clean environment

by purchasing the drums.

To promote the fundraiser,

the drums were put on display

outside Pam Golding’s offices

in Rosehill Mall for the past


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Help charity bike run bring

smiles to faces of children


A new motorcycle club in Port Alfred, Immortal

Guardians, will host a biker run for Child

Welfare on December 15.

The bike run will rev off from Wo o d l a n d s

near Kenton on the R343 and end at Rosehill


Immortal Guardians has chapters around

the country, with members from Port Elizabeth,

Makhanda and East London set to join in on

December 15.

Club secretary Marelize Erasmus said they

would be accompanied by the traffic

department, with ambulances also available on

the route.

The fire department will also transport

Father Christmas to the event on a fire engine.

Erasmus said the event would kick off at

9am and would finish at about midday.

She said bikers had been collecting funds

and gifts for the approximately 100 children

Child Welfare attended to.

The children who will receive the gifts will

be waiting for them at the West Beach parking

lot, where they will join the bikers for a mass

ride to Rosehill Mall.

“We want to provide these kids with toys,

clothes, serve them lunch on the day and give

them party packs.

“We will also have Father Christmas on the

day, who will entertain the kids, and have

ambulance workers to do a demonstration.

“We are also looking at doing something for

animal welfare, and old age homes around Port

Alfred and hope to help as many as we

c a n .”

The bikers club would like to

appeal to the public to make

donations for children between the

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Talk on using food to fight disease

Brunch in aid

of Sunshine

Coast Hospice

“It’s going to be fabulous”,

guest speaker Kim van

Niekerk told Angela

Hibbert, Sunshine Coast

Hospice’s administrator, before

her much-anticipated

preparation and tasting of

healthy food alternatives at the

SPAR Cancer Awareness

brunch, which was held at

Stanley’s Restaurant in Kentonon-Sea


And so it was! Van Niekerk

shared her journey into food

alternatives which had been

prompted by her daughter’s

struggle with asthma about 25

years ago.

After having been dependent

on eight different antibiotics and

several new asthma pumps

every year, she and her husband

decided they needed a new

approach to their daughter’s

health problem and embarked

on a journey of learning and

discovery to seek prevention

rather than cure by boosting her

immune system with the use of

alternative nutrition.

Van Niekerk

enthusiastically shared her easy

and delightful tips of living

nature’s way with the 130

attendees, clarifying that not

one approach fitted all, but

rather encouraged everyone to

get to know their bodies and to

cater for their own known

v u l n e ra b i l i t i e s .

Van Niekerk’s passionate

and fun approach to food and

life was a delight to experience

and guests responded by

quickly scribbling down their

contact details in order to

receive her free recipes of

simple ways to introduce life’s

vital nutrients into their diets.

She shared how healthy food

can, in fact, be delicious and

how to apply the 80:20 rule,

meaning it is permissible to

cheat once in the while, but to

be disciplined about following a

regime of what is good for one.

The brunch, prepared by

Van Niekerk, Jan Ross and

Stanley’s Restaurant staff was

absolutely delicious and

testament to the fact that healthy

can be scrumptious. Ross spoke

about the danger of ingesting

pesticides from fresh food, as

well as what we may

contaminate our domestic

environment with by using

certain commercial cleaning

materials containing noxious

components and suggested

healthier, natural alternatives.

Hibbert thanked all the

guests for attending and

appealed to all to support the

“Reach for Recovery” i n i t i a t ive

by donating second-hand bras

in good condition for women

having undergone


These bras can be dropped

off at Hospice and will be

altered to support prosthetic

breasts which are freely

available through Reach for

R e c ove r y.

Each bra would also raise

R10 supplied by a funder.

Hospice thanked muchloved

sponsor and friend Lesley

Theunissen from SPAR, who

undertook the décor herself,

which tastefully enhanced the

picturesque setting in the

beautiful space kindly provided

by Stanley’s Restaurant.

HEALTHY CHOICES: From left, Jan Ross, Angela HIbbert, Kim van Niekerk, TrishGillies, Dot

Long and Lesley Theunissen at the SPAR Cancer Awareness Brunch in Kenton-on-Sea

Along with her husband,

Craig, they sponsored the entire

event and have done so for the

fourth consecutive year.

This cancer awareness event

was initiated in 2016 with a

lunch hosted by the Port Alfred

Ski-boat Club, a dinner at the

Royal Port Alfred Golf Club in

2017 and a lunch at the Red

Apple Emporium in 2018.


... the municipality’s voice


Following a delay of three hours

caused when EFFcouncillor

Xolisa Runeli insisted on

wearing party paraphernalia to

last week’s council meeting as

well as a change of venue to the

civic centre, speaker Vivian

Maphaphu went rapidly

through the agenda.

SPLUMA compliance

As part of its plans to adhere

to the recommendations and

direction of the Auditor

G e n e ra l ’s office, municipalities

have to comply with the

provisions in SPLUMA (Spatial

Planning and Land Use

Management Act).

Ndlambe mayor Khululwa

Ncamiso commended the

municipal manager and the

directors of the various

directorates for their hard work.

“It’s not an easy job,”

commented Ncamiso..

Financial report

The report for July to

September was submitted to

council for approval. It is the

responsibility of the

municipality to ensure the

services it renders to residents

are sustainable.

Ndlambe has a history of

non-payment of municipal

accounts and, over recent years,

the amount owed has almost

reached R150-million.

This amount is made up of

rates (more than R51m

outstanding), Refuse collection

(over R16m), electricity (almost

R16.5m), water (almost R32m)

and several other high-value


Steps to rectify the situation

by commissioning Revco as the

debt collection agency are now

beginning to be effective,

commented financial portfolio

councillor Ray Schenk.

“There is still a lot to be

done, but Revco appears to be

making a difference,” said

Schenk who reported that the

municipality was stable at this


Land transfers

Council approved the

donation of several pockets of

land on which clinics in

Ndlambe sit, provided

procedural requirements are

followed, to the Eastern Cape

provincial government. The

clinics in question are the

Alexandria clinic, the Wentzel

Park clinic in Alexandria and the

Station Hill clinic.

Land was also transferred by

the provincial Department of

Public Works on behalf of the

province to Ndlambe. The land

in question is located in

Alexandria, Marselle, Bathurst

and Seafield. A total of 922

properties in the townships plus

another public services building

were approved and accepted by


Renaming of streets and public


A draft street renaming

streets and public places policy

has been drawn up and is ready

to go for public participation.

The council also agreed to

establish a formal Ndlambe

Geographical Names

Committee once public

participation has taken place.

Cell masts

The municipality

understands the need for better

telecommunication in the

municipality and has a draft

mast infrastructure policy that

requires public participation.

The municipality will advertise

this in the future.

Liquor trading hours


A draft policy regarding the

hours of business for outlets for

alcohol has been compiled.

Council said public

participation will take place

before any change to the liquor

trading hours will be effected.

Ndlambe music festival

For the past two years

Ndlambe has been donating

R200,000 per year to the

Department of Sport,

Recreation, Arts and Culture

(DSRAC) to enable it to host a

music festival in Ndlambe.

However, this year DSRAC

said it required R300,000 from

Ndlambe to host the event as it

has no money to fund it, asking

if any private donors were

willing take up the reins.

The council met previously

to discuss the matter and

affirmed at last week’s meeting

that the money would be better

spent assisting local business

than on a one-night music

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continue as dam

drops below

50% capacity


opinions on the street

What actions are you taking to conserve

water ?


always make sure that my taps

are properly closed and watch

how much water I use a day.


day I always make sure that I use

less water.

Desalination plant best solution, Ndlambe says


Ndlambe has been under

strict water restrictions

since 2018, when the

area was declared a disaster

area due to prolonged drought


These measures are still in

force and non-compliance can

result in a fine.

The matter was highlighted

in the latest full council meeting

last Thursday.

Usually, Port Alfred is fed

from both the Kowie River and

the Sarel Hayward Dam, but

due to drought conditions the

dam is now the only water

while packaged

desalination plants

presented the best

alternative solution

to the water crisis,

there were no funds


source used.

However, the dam is

currently running at less than

50% capacity and could result

in there being no water

available in Port Alfred in the

short- to medium-term.

At the recent Port Alfred

Residents and Ratepayers

Association (Parra) AGM,

Ndlambe deputy director of

infrastructure, Sipho Babama,

spoke of the most viable

solution - a desalination plant

using reverse osmosis (RO)

t e ch n o l o g y.

This would be used to

recover waste water from

effluent, filter it and then send it

to the Sarel Hayward Dam for

distribution in the normal way.

However, council was quick

to point out that, while

packaged desalination plants

presented the best alternative

solution to the water crisis,

there were no funds available to

implement such a system.

The council is to discuss the

matter with banks and other

sector departments in an

attempt to fund the project.

In the meantime, water

restrictions demand that hoses

are not be used to water

gardens or wash vehicles, and

that users ensure all taps are

switched off and any leaks are

reported to the municipality.

In his talk at the Parra AGM,

Babama suggested that a

WhatsApp group be established

to make reporting leaks easier.

TEMIA FREEMAN: I think using

less water especially for doing

your laundry is the best way.


must all try to use less water in

order to save the little that we

h ave .


always make sure that I use less

water to water my garden.


water and making sure the taps

are not leaking is the only way.

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We are in a

water crisis

Makhanda (Grahamstown) was our canary

in a coalmine.

Their water crisis started long ago,

while ours is in its early stages.

Ndlambe Municipality has sent out

occasional notices reminding residents that

we have a water shortage and are on

restrictions, but most people still live like

there’s no problem.

Until the taps run dry – as has happened

for days at a time when there was a burst

water mains or problems with the

balancing dam – we just go on living like

we always have.

Port Alfred’s main water source, the

Sarel Hayward Dam, is at less than 50%

capacity. This should alarm us.

In the midst of this, the bulk water

supply project assigned to Amatola Water is

at a complete standstill.

More than three years ago I wrote a

series of articles on the massive waste and

highly questionable and possibly corrupt

contract appointments in the project,

including the “quick wins” that turned out

to be slow losses.

Projects were delayed by months and

even years, at ever-increasing cost;

contracts were terminated after botched

jobs and had to be redone at a cost of

millions of rands; water leaks wasting

millions of litres a month were not attended

to; in one instance a subcontractor not

named in an award letter was found

working on a project without any

notification; and expert advice by

engineering consultants was ignored.

I have written several stories on the

white elephant reverse osmosis plant just

north of town, which with its associated

infrastructure cost about R200m in figures

available in 2016.

It has not provided a drop of water to us.

We have a story in the paper this week

reminding residents that Ndlambe has been

under water restrictions since 2018 – they

have never been lifted.

The restrictions prohibit the use of hoses

to water gardens or wash vehicles. The

municipality also appealed that residents

ensure all taps are switched off and report

any leaks to the municipality.

However, the municipality must heed

its own advice.

Starting last Friday, I twice called the

municipality’s infrastructural directorate to

report a water leak from the mains leading

into my property. No one came to fix it.

It took an e-mail yesterday morning to

municipal manager Rolly Dumezweni,

director of infrastructural development

Noluthando Vithi and our jolly municipal

spokesperson Cecil Mbolekwa to actually

light a fire under someone’s posterior. They

came to fix it shortly thereafter. Good.

Until there is a viable solution to our

water shortage, let us all heed the

restrictions and report leaks and wastage.

The municipality, for its part, must

chase up the defaulters who are not paying

their water bills, which totals a staggering

R32m. - Jon Houzet

The Ndlambe music festival has

been held annually by the

department of sport, recreation,

arts & culture.

DSRAC lured Ndlambe and

Sarah Baartman District

Municipality to contribute funds,

as its main aim is to develop

emerging artists in the district.

Ndlambe Municipality

hosted the festival all these years.

However, D S R AC announced

WHOAH! The Kowie Camera

Club’s winning photo for

October was ‘No, I am not

jumping that’ by Candy

Marshall. She received a

certificate of merit (13/15

points). The photo was taken at

Kurland during the cross

country phase of the WC

Eventing Champs in September

2019. The weather conditions

were extremely wet, rainy and

windy that day. Gear used: Fuji Xt-

1, 100-400mm lens

FL100mmISO640f/6.4 1/500sec

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No funds to host Ndlambe music festival

in a meeting with an ad hoc

committee of council that they

do not have the budget to fund

the 2019 music festival.

It is for this reason that the

municipality in its meeting held

on Thursday October 31 resolved

that there will be no fund

allocation for the 2019 festival as

it cannot fund it alone. It does not

have enough funds to host this

festival without the involvement

of the main sponsor, DSRAC.

However, it further resolved

that the funds it would have

contributed to the music festival

will be used to develop local

emerging artists.

Again, the service provider

who has shown interest to host

the festival, irrespective of the

involvement of both DSRAC and

Ndlambe Municipality, is at

liberty to host it on our sports

field, however, no funds will be

contributed by the municipality.


Crash: nobody

seems to care

After reading the latest TotT article on page 3, reporting the

collision that Ken Preston had with a stray cow and his

request as to what could be done about the problem, the

impression is created that nobody cares.

As such, I would like to respond as follows:

AgriEC has twice instituted action against Ndlambe

Municipality and its officials to compel them to address this


The first order in this regard was obtained on March 10

2017 (the orders are available from AgriEC), the terms of

which were not complied with.

Following the filing of a contempt of court application,

the municipality pleaded for an extension of timelines to

comply and requested that certain aspects of this order were

beyond the capabilities of the municipality to adhere to

within the timeframes.

The municipality then tabled an achievable revised

rectification plan that they submitted could be adhered to

and was within their capabilities.

As such, and to give the municipality a final chance to

rectify the situation, the contempt application was settled by

a further order by agreement, with a contempt provision,

with timelines submitted by the municipality.

This order was granted on July 10 2018.

Again the municipality has not complied with the order.

No substantive reasons for non-compliance were

forthcoming in terms of paragraph 10 of the order, and as

such, AgriEC again filed a contempt application in terms of

paragraph 11 of the same order.

As outlined in the notice of motion, we are seeking

punitive sanction by the court against the mayor and

municipal manager in their personal capacities.

The defendants in the matter obviously opposed the


Following the lodging of the required affidavits, the

matter has been set down on the roll in the Grahamstown

high court on February 13 to be argued.

As can be seen from the orders granted, we have

obtained costs in both orders and while we are litigating in

court, the ratepayers are currently funding the municipality’s

legal costs and nobody, including the opposition within

council or the ratepayer groups, seems to care.

We trust that should we be successful in this matter, and

municipal officials are held accountable for their lack of

action, something will finally be done.


AgriEC operations manager

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FACE 2 FACE with /

Zwaai Sonanze Sanco Sarah Baartman regional coordinator


QTell us about your


AI am self-employed and the

current Sanco (SA National

Civic Organisation) Sarah

Baartman regional coordinator.

What is the most satisfying

aspect of the work you do?

Assisting those who are

disadvantaged and working

with people.

What tourism attraction would

you recommend to a visitor to

the Sunshine Coast?

Taking a drive in our townships

and meeting our lovely people

in the township, with the

beautiful view of Kowie River

from Esityhotyholweni side.

CHILLED VIBES: Nkosana Dlakwe and his friend Sinekhaya Ngcokwe enjoying some drinks after

watching the Rugby World Cup in Alexandria on Saturday Picture: NTOMBI MSUTU

If you have a bucket list, what is

the top item you would like to


Change people’s lives and the

current crime rate.

What is your motto in life?

It’s not always easy, but that’s

life, be strong and know that

there are better days ahead and

never give up hope.

What keeps you motivated?

Positive environments and a

smile on people’s faces, even

when they don’t have reasons to


With the high unemployment

rate in our country, what do

you think could be done to

address the situation?

Skills development – that’s what

Sanco is busy with currently.

Do you think enough is being

done to reduce our carbon

footprint on the planet? If not,

what do you think could be

done to change it?

No. Definitely not enough.

Our governments need to

call a summit of all stakeholders

to come up with a way forward.

What is your favourite music of

all time?

Jazz and gospel.

What is the one item that is

always in your fridge?

Red meat.

If you could be president of SA

for one day, what would be the

top three things you would do

for your day in office?

Sign into law expropriation

without compensation; ban the

rights of all hard-core criminals

in prisons; increase all grants to

the poor people of our country,

including old age and child

g ra n t s .


S U P P O RT E R S :

C a ro n D a n i e l s



enjoy watching

the Rugby World

Cup final in

Alexandria on

S a t u rd a y P i c t u re :


The fear of the Lord

Solomon wrote that if we seek

for wisdom and insight,

searching for it as for hidden

treasure, “then we will

understand the fear of the Lord

and find the knowledge of God”

(Proverbs 2:5).

What does it mean to fear

the Lord?

From the perspective of

those who do not know, or who

do not serve the Lord, the reality

of the coming judgment should

strike fear into the heart of every

u n b e l i e ve r.

“It is a dreadful thing to fall

into the hands of the living

God” (Hebrews 10:31).

God’s grace and forgiveness

frees everyone from judgement

the moment they come to Him

in repentance and faith in His

Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

The fear of the Lord is quite

different when viewed from the



Pastor Theo Snyman

Christian’s perspective. It means

having a deep reverence and

respect for God.

The Lord is not “the Man

U p s t a i r s ,” He is the creator of all

heaven and earth, the One who

upholds the whole universe by

the power of his word.

He is holy, righteous,

glorious, magnificent, Almighty

awesome, and so much more!

“Worship the Lord in the

splendour of his holiness;

tremble before him, all the

earth” (Psalms 96:9).

“Exalt the Lord our God and

worship at his footstool; he is

holy (Psalms 99:5).

“God, the blessed and only

Ruler, the King of kings and Lord

of lords, who alone is immortal

and who lives in

unapproachable light, whom no

one has seen or can see. To him

be honour and might forever.

Amen” (1 Timothy 6:15, 16).

Where there is forgiveness of

sins, there is no fear of


To know Him as our

Heavenly Father requires us to

serve Him with reverence and

awe . . . in the fear of the Lord.

Quotations from NIV.


Having a good

time in

Alexandria last

weekend were,

from left, Zandile

Mboyi, Sinazo

Kamnqa and


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A l f re d BUSINESS FORUM Keeping you up to date on the local business front

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Time men take their health seriously

I do not know if it is a man thing

to evade discussing health


It is known that many

women battle to convince their

husbands/partners to go for

regular medical examinations at

their general practitioners (GPs).

It is often heard that many

men maintain “there’s nothing

wrong with me”.

This remains the No 1

ridiculous attitude any man, or

woman, should cling to.

If anything goes wrong with

your health, early detection can

make a massive difference as to



Nico Human

Home cooking and

baking, with a smile

Wholesome, homemade food

and treats that are bound to

make you feel at home.

Deliciously scrumptious cakes,

cookies, preserves, foods

and great coffee.

Vegan options available.

Come relish in the yumminess!

the successful treatment of any

serious illness or not.

Looking at some statistics,

43% of all serious illness

insurance claims are due to

cancer, of which 12% is

attributed to prostate cancer.

The most feared of the “big

f ive ” cancers for men are by far

prostate and testicular cancer.

The good news is that both

can be treated and cured if

detected in the early stages.

However, the only way to

detect these is by going for

regular examinations and

screening tests.

It is high time that men s c ra p

humiliation of all sorts and think

about their loved ones.

Welcome to Judy’s Kitchen, located at the Rosehill

Mall in Port Alfred, where you will find genuine

home cooking and delightful treats.

Owners Judy and Deon Lottering, who are

long-time locals in Port Alfred, are ready to

welcome patrons with a smile and offer delicious

food that will not only tantalise the taste buds but

cater to everyone’s dietary requirements.

Judy has been known as the “Tuckshop Lady”

from Port Alfred High School and simply and

appropriately as “that friendly lady” who bakesup-a-storm

in the kitchen.

Her passion in the kitchen translates to a loving

plate of home-made trendy food that is bound to

make you come back for more.

Ju dy ’s Kitchen’s menu consists of a wide range

of delicious meals, starting with a breakfast menu

that includes vegan options, as well as homebaked

breads, burgers, salads, toasties, tea and

coffee, milkshakes, smoothies and, of course,


Also available are home-made rusks and

biscuits, so get yours today and treat yourself to a

wonderful visit to Ju dy ’s Kitchen.

The development in the

available insurance products

makes it so much easier for any

person to personalise their very

own insurance cover.

Under severe illness cover,

one can have comprehensive

severe illness cover against

almost every severe illness.

Of course, some may feel

they do not need full

comprehensive cover.

Therefore, there are products

available that will only provide

severe illness cover against

cancer or all cardiovascular


As an example, your family

might have an extremely high

occurrence of cancer but no

heart conditions.

A person’s needs are unique

and there is no “one size fits all”

in the insurance industry.

That is the main reason that

every financial advisor is

compelled to do a full financial

analysis before any advice may

be given.

A further burden of living

with any severe illness most

certainly would be the excessive

additional financial expenses.

It can almost be stated as a

certainty that most medical aids

will not cover the total expense

of any severe illness.

The convenience of having

severe illness cover is the peace

of mind that, upon diagnosis,

the insured will receive a certain

amount that will come in handy

when the bills start piling up.

For a no obligation

appointment, call our offices on

087-805-7712, or visit us at 20

Southwell Road, (corner of

Becker Street) Port Alfred.

We offer ample free off street

parking as well as a ramp for

easy wheelchair access.

Common medical aid

questions answered

There are certain questions and

misconceptions about medical

aids that always pop up.

Let’s see if we can answer a

few . . .

1. My medical aid has a

savings account – can any

positive balances be withdrawn

in cash?

While savings will always

remain the member’s, a positive

balance or carry-over of savings

cannot be withdrawn in cash.

The only time this money

will be paid out to a member is

when you resign from the

scheme or downgrade to an

option that doesn’t have savings,

like a hospital plan.

If you resign from one

scheme and move to another

that does have savings, then the

first scheme will need to transfer

your savings across to the new


2. Is there ever a time when

waiting periods won’t apply?

Yes, indeed! There are

certain instances when a

medical scheme cannot impose

waiting periods, such as:

When you add a newborn

baby to your membership, the

little one will be covered from

day one, provided you register

baby within the scheme’s time

f ra m e .

When you change to

another medical scheme

because you have had a change

of employment (compulsory

m ove ) .



Taryn Gutsche

If your employer changes the

medical scheme benefit from

one scheme to another.

When group underwriting is

approved by the scheme, this

applies when a company first

joins medical aid, but is at the

s ch e m e ’s discretion and certain

terms do apply.

You would need to have a

certain group size and the

scheme will look at whether the

benefit is compulsory or

vo l u n t a r y.

So, if you are an employer

and wish to give your staff a

medical aid benefit, then there

are ways to cut out the

underwriting process - talk to us

if you have any queries.

3. Can I leave my medical

scheme and claim back a pro

rata portion of the scheme

r e s e r ve s ?

You may have belonged to a

medical aid for numerous years

and never claimed on the

hospital side of your benefits.

While at least 75% of your

monthly premium gets set aside

to the schemes reserves, what

we don’t all realise is that even

though you may have never

claimed, you cannot claim this

money back or be refunded

from the scheme’s reserves

when you resign.

According to the Medical

Schemes Act, such reserves are

assets of that scheme and all

moneys and assets belonging to

a scheme must be kept by that

scheme. The only exception to

this rule is medical savings.

4. Can a scheme make

changes to my medical aid?

At the end of each year it is

very important to make sure that

you are aware of any changes to

your health plan, because this is

an absolute yes – your medical

scheme can make changes.

Perhaps they have

introduced a new network of

providers, or maybe your

chronic medication will only be

covered when attained from a

certain pharmacy. Benefit limits

may go up, down, or stay the

same . . . things can change.

All amendments must

however be approved and

registered, and the scheme must

notify members of these

changes, but it does still fall to

the member to be aware of

these changes.

If you have any queries e-

mail t a ry n @ e d g e f i n a n c e . c o . z a .

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Following God is the only way

Pastor encourages people to live out Jesus’ plan for their lives


Mark Kieck, of the

Baptist Church in Port

Alfred, left the

audience inspired at the

Christian Men’s Association

breakfast on Saturday, with his

strong message of hope, love

and giving yourself to God.

He first thanked the

audience for allowing him to

share his message, jokingly

adding if they minded only

catching the second half of the

Rugby World Cup final.

“I am a recent addition to the

pastoral team at Port Alfred

Baptist but have been serving in

the church since the beginning

of 1997,” Kieck said.

“Most of my childhood years

were spent in a Christian home

and I can’t really remember a

time before I was the pastor’s

k i d ,” he said.

After leaving school, he

studied electrical engineering in

Port Elizabeth, a time in his life

where he strayed from God.

“God called me back to him

one night at a rock show in PE.

“I was standing in the crowd,

the band was rocking out and I

noticed the crowd had their

hands in the air,” he said.

“At that moment I realised

that music was made so that we

can worship God and not for


“I walked out of the show

and into church that Sunday.

“Fast forward a few more

years and I am back in Port

Alfred and in the furniture

business, a complete change of

direction . . . and if I look back,

a direction of my choosing.”

Kieck then started a furniture

business with his father-in-law.

They enjoyed five years of

good business but a bad

business decision started a

sequence of events that led to

the closure of the business in

May 2013, and the sheriff of the

court knocking on their doors.

“It was a difficult time in my

life that was only going to get

worse as a year later I lost my

father-in-law to suicide due to

the losses we faced from the

b u s i n e s s ,” he said.

He then started studying

theology in 2017 and recently

started in full-time ministry.

“Like Jonah, I tried to take

my own path but God,

gracefully, brought me back into

His plan.

“The real question is: What

does God want to tell us today?”

He read from Romans 12:1:

“I appeal to you therefore,

brothers, by the mercies of God,

to present your bodies as a

living sacrifice, holy and

acceptable to God, which is

your spiritual worship.”

“How different would our

lives look if we really took this

to heart?” he said.

“We would take a stand on

God’s promises and storm hell’s

rusty gates. We would meet

sinners where they are, eat with

them, and challenge them with

the gospel.”

MESSAGE OF HOPE: Mark Kieck, centre, of the Port Alfred

Baptist Church, who delivered a strong message to the

audience at the CMA breakfast on Saturday, chats to Ly n d o n

Bartlett, left, and Leon Coetzee Picture: NTOMBI MSUTU

Young soccer

and netball

players pitch

in to clean

up Nemato

IMPROVING THEIR COMMUNITY: Majagga Stars coach ZukoVulani, left, and team members Siyanda Faltein, Nizole Ngece, Ambesa Qolohle, Yolani

Swana, Bulelani Mankayi, AnelisiweTeyise and Akhona Gaga, and some little helpers, during their community clean-up recently

SPAR donates

dog food to

Retreat 2 Eden

Nemato sports club Majagga Stars recently

held a clean-up project in the township with

the assistance of Stenden South Africa


Majagga Stars, which was formed in

2015, has both a soccer and a netball team

comprised of youth from and around


Its aim is to provide youth with

recreational options in an effort to keep

them away from drugs and alcohol.

The clean-up was organised by the

Majagga Stars coach, to further educate the

team members on sustainability issues and

how everyone has a responsibility towards a

cleaner and greener future.

Some of the team members took time

out of their Sunday after a church service

and cleaned up an area in the township.

This will be an ongoing project with the

Nemato youth involved.

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MUCH APPRECIATED: SPAR manager Shakes Pase with the

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sanctuary Retreat 2 Eden

The generosity of Rosehill Mall SUPERSPAR will make

a huge difference to the challenge of the ever-hungry

mouths that need to be fed at Retreat 2 Eden, an

animal rescue sanctuary operated by Johann and

Lynne Wilhelm, just outside Port Alfred.

Over a period of three months, SPAR is donating a

significant number of bags of Bobtail to this worthy


Retreat 2 Eden is a pro-life rescue operation,

which has almost 50 dogs in their care.

The K9 Hero Rescue Project sees service dogs

surrendered to them, where they are re-socialised for

homing in a loving environment.

Where the heroes cannot for any reason be

homed, they live out the remainder of their lives in

harmony at Retreat 2 Eden.

Retreat 2 Eden is now full to capacity, and cannot

take in any more rescues without adoptions of the

present members.

Retreat 2 Eden thanked SPAR owners Lesley and

Craig Theunissen for arranging this compassionate

donation. Anyone who would like to provide a loving

home for a furry friend should look up Retreat 2 Eden

on Facebook.

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E-mail Rob Knowles at or fax (046) 624-2293

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

THIS weekend the world looks

back on the many wars that were

fought in the last century. There

were a lot, but we are specifically

referring to the First and Second

World Wars where so many died

in the name of freedom. Together

both world wars were responsible

for the deaths of more than

100,000,000 people, possibly

more. If we forget the past we are

more likely to repeat it, so

Remembrance Day (this Sunday)

is an excellent time to

contemplate, not just the number

of those who died, but all the

families left behind who were

forced to pick up the pieces and

move forward. But we are a

resilient species and used some of

the knowledge gained in

developing weapons of death to

apply in the fields of health care,

education, industry and in many

other useful ways. For example,

the rockets launched over Europe

by the Germans (the V1 and V2

rockets) led to the invention of the

jet engine and, ultimately, our

ability to visit nearby planets. As a

result of WWII we invented

synthetic rubber, radar, penicillin,

pressurised cabins, canned food,

plastic surgery, sanitary napkins,

duck (duct) tape, microwave

ovens, digital photography and a

whole lot more. But the price for

these innovations was too high,

and the world must learn to live in


Don’t forget to visit Heritage Mall

to collect your poppy from the SA

Legion on Saturday, and then

attend the Remembrance Day

parade at the Moth Hall (adjacent

to the Port Alfred Ski-boat Club) at

3pm on Sunday. There is also a

Service of Remembrance at St

Pa u l ’s Church on Sunday morning

at 8.30am, and a parade from St

D av i d ’s Church in Bushman’s

River that begins at 8am.

The ever popular Settlers Park

Craft Market will also take place

on Saturday, starting at 8.30am,

where you are bound to pick up

some excellent bargains.

For more information on these and

other events in and around

Ndlambe and Makana, see our

Diarise This section, below.

THERE was trouble at the council

meeting last Thursday when


refused to take off the red EFF

jacket from his overalls when

requested to do so by speaker

Vivian Maphaphu. Runeli argued

that his attire would be perfectly

acceptable in parliament so why

not at the municipal council

meeting. However, the rules of the

Ndlambe council state that no

emblems, uniforms or other

political party paraphernalia is to

be worn by councillors when

attending council meetings. The

rules are the rules, Mr Runeli. Yet

it is strange there was no objection

at the full council meeting in

February when Runeli was

inducted as a councillor and was

dressed in full regalia.

ESKOM said it wouldswitch off the

electricity to Ndlambe yesterday

(Wednesday) from 8am to 4pm in

order to perform maintenance.

Once again, businesses, schools

and services would either slow

down or come to a complete

standstill. But, by midday on

Tuesday Eskom had cancelled the

planned shutdown. A similar

electrical shutdown was planned

for the week before but never

happened either. Manelec was

only informed on Tuesday

morning and immediately called

TotT to report it. If this is routine

maintenance, it is planned, and

therefore customers (those who

purchase the electricity from

Eskom) should be informed

sooner so they can make a plan.

As a planned activity it would be

good customer relations if we

were given a heads-up well before

the time. Come on Eskom, you are

hurting businesses and costing us

too much for your service which,

at a moment’s notice you can

withdraw without discussion or

agreement. I don’t know any other

business that would treat its

customers this way. But the power

stayed on, and so we await the

next false alarm about electricity

(next time they might actually do


HAPPY birthday and good wishes

to everyone celebrating such an

occasion. Congratulations to

Bridget McNeilis, Linda

Wedderburn, NriamFarhaher,

Yma van Zyl, Connor Bessinger,

HermaineKritzinger, Kevin Heny,

Christopher Green, Karen Marais,

Roy Somers, Twin brothers –

David and Bradley Springer, Hugh

Taylor, Gordon Gill, Jenny

Wallace, Johannes Roos, Paul

Probert, Kerri Katz, Clive Pearson,

NeloStötter, Sharon Thackeray

Dove, Ann Green, Loretta Phillips,

Beryl Kemp, Craig Griffiths,

Catherine Bakaqana, Anne

Coleman, Gordon Long, Louise

Hoyle, Norah Bennett,

MoiraSchnehage, Cliff Kemp,

Jamie Butt.

BEST wishes and congratulations

to the following businesses on

their anniversaries and may these

lead to even more success in the

future. Good luck to Andy’s

Service Centre and 24-hour Fresh

Stop, Volcanik, Dr Brian Olivier

(dentist), and Sunshine Juice.

SOUTH Africa is in a whole lot of

trouble as Moody’s, our best

friends in the ratings agency game,

WEDDING BELLS: Winston and Desiree Dalpat got married at

Mansfield Game Reserve on October 26 Picture: JACO VAN


dropped our financial outlook to

negative. They fortunately did not

go as far as to drop our rating to

the non-investment (junk) status as

has S&P and Fitch. Moody’s will

be assessing our fiscal policies

and our performance over the

next three months before issuing

its next grading which, if there are

no positive signs of a growth in the

economy, will be set at a “D”

rating (Junk). That will mean that

all three internationally

recognised ratings agencies are

telling investors not to put money

into the country. Such a move will

potentially throw the country into

crisis and many more jobs will be

lost as investors withdraw their

money and support. SA must

wake up to the fact that we need

more industry in the country,

which will alleviate the 30-to40%

unemployment rate. The

g ove r n m e n t ’s tactic of bloating the

civil service and creating

temporary jobs (like the Expanded

Public Works Programme “tourist

guides” and cleaners), to make

unemployment figures look better

did not work and has cost

taxpayers billions. There can be

no more bailouts for corrupt and

poorly managed SOEs.

Municipalities need to cut down

on salaries and rather use the

t a x p aye r s ’ money to provide

service. Good service and

infrastructure will encourage

business and, in turn, employ

more people. People need real

jobs and we cannot afford to have

one person digging a hole while

six others stand by and watch

him/her. With last year’s figures in

brackets for comparison, the Rand

was trading at R14.72 to the

Dollar (R13.94), R18.96 to the

Pound (R18.34), R16.38 to the

Euro (R16.02). Commodities such

as gold were trading at $1,504.36

per fine ounce ($1,232.42),

Platinum was trading at

$953.79per ounce ($877.20) with

Brent Crude Oil at $62.25 per

barrel ($73.18).

SPECIAL thoughts and prayers are

with all those folk who are unwell,

having or have already had tests,

operations and treatments.

‘Sterkte’ to Roy Potter, Andrew de

Vries, EmileneBruwer, Jenny

Groenewald, Marian Eaton and

Gavin Tessendorf.

WEDDING a n n ive r s a r y

congratulations and best wishes to

all couples celebrating this special

occasion, especially Jan and

ElvaNiemand, Richard and Carla

Hill, Pierre and LodineNorden,

Barry and Anne Hartley, Gunther

and NolaJohannsen, Athol and

Cynthia Canny, Paul and Stacey

Botha, Malcolm and Shirley

E va n s .

THOUGHT for the week: “To sit

with a dog on a hillside on a

glorious afternoon is to be back in

Eden, where doing nothing was

not boring – it was peace.”

BEST regards as always, The

Te a m .

DIARISE THIS E-mail E-mail or fax (046) 624-2293 E-mail or drop in at 29 Miles Street from 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Monday to Friday.

Albany Vintage and Classic Motor

Club Museum opens on the last

Saturday of each month – 9am-12

noon – Hawkins Industrial Park,

Alfred Road, Port Alfred.

Alzheimer SA East Cape Support

G ro u p meets the last Thursday of

each month at 3pm at Brookshaw

Home at 9 Donkin Street,

Grahamstown. The Support

Group is for family, friends and

caregivers of those with

Alzheimer’s Disease or any form

of Dementia. Contact Dr Heather

Rauch 081-350-8079 for


Bathurst Farmers Market – E ve r y

Sunday at Yesterday Today and

Tomorrow Nursery, Kowie Road

from 9am-12.30pm.

Birdwatching Tours and Three

Sisters Saunter. Book with Anne

(046) 675-1976 or 083-719-4950.

w w w. a n n e s b i r d i n g . c o . z a

Bonsai Club meets once a month

on a Saturday. For more

information contact David Brewis

on 076-457-3218.

Cricket Club – Practices on

Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Port

Alfred Country Club, French Street

from 5pm. Contact Rob Nel on


East Cape Shotokan-Ryu Karate,

Port Alfred - Mondays and

Thursdays: 4.30pm for beginners.

5.15 for intermediate class and

6pm for the advanced cl;ass.

Contact Gary Grapentin on 073-

346-0059 for more information.

Healing Horses Therapeutic

Riding Centre - Therapeutic and

recreational horse riding activities

for people living with disabilities.

Mondays at 9.30am and 10.30am,

Wednesdays at 10am and 11am.

Call Jann on 078-346-5412.

Hockey Club – Practices on

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm

at the Port Alfred Country Club,

French Street. Contact Chris Pike

on 082-350-0900.

Kenton Garden Club meeting

third Wednesday of the month at

9.30am. For info visit

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

Kenton Pub Quiz – 6.30pm – first

Sunday of each month at Kenton

Bowls Club. Cash bar available.

Teams of four to six. All welcome.

Kleinemonde Morning Market on

the first Saturday of every month,

from 8.30 to 10am. Kleinemonde

Community Hall. Enjoy breakfast

and browse the stalls selling

wholesome farm chickens and

home produce, including quality

meats, vegetables and more.

Knit and KnatterCrafters club at

Holly House, every Wednesday at

9am. All welcome. Contact Kathy

on (046) 624-4452.

Kowie Auctioneers - monthly

auction every last Thursday of the

month at 35 North Street. Entries

for the auction need to be in on

the Tuesday before the auction.

Viewing day prior from 2 pm. For

more information call Colin

Maclachlan 083-521-3623.

The Kowie Camera Club monthly

meeting, the last Monday of every

month (except December) at 7pm

in the Settlers Park Retirement

Village hall. Contact Herman

Groenewald 078-428-9551.

Kowie History Museum, at The

Old Railway Station, Pascoe

Crescent. Open 9.30am-12.30pm

Tuesday-Saturday. Closed

Sunday/Monday and public

h o l i d ay s .

Kowie Striders time trial – e ve r y

Tuesday at 5.30pm at the Port

Alfred Country Club. Distances of

3, 5 or 8km. Contact Sticks

Stiglingh on 071-612-7339.

Kowie Striders casual long run

from the Duck Pond - every

Sunday at 7am . Runners and

walkers welcome.

Lower Albany Historical Society

meets 3rd Thursday of the month –

some meetings in Don Powis Hall,

Settlers Park, others, outside trips.

Call Avonne on 083-473-6823.

Lower Albany Woodworkers’

Guild, meets first Tuesday of each

month. Call Brian Edwards on

(046) 624-2945 for information.

Memory Book Scrapbook Club

meets twice a month on a

Thursday afternoon. All welcome.

Contact Cheryl (046) 624-2733 /


M OT H S - Old soldiers never die –

Inviting all exservicemen/women,

their partners

and interested persons to get

together for a social lunch on the

first Sunday of every month at 12

noon at the MOTH Hall (next to

the Ski-boat Club). Exservicemen/women

and interested

persons are also invited to attend

the monthly MOTH meeting at the

MOTH Hall on the fourth Sunday

of the month at 2.30pm. RSVP

MOTHS on (046) 624-1345 or

082-537-9033 or e-mail for

attending and catering purposes.

National Sea Rescue Institute

practices every Wednesday at

5pm. To join the NSRI visit the

base in person to undergo an

e va l u a t i o n .

Port Alfred Art Club welcomes

new members, both experienced

or wanting to learn. We meet

weekly offering a monthly DVD

from leading artists, giving

excellent tips and guidance on

how to draw and paint. Contact

Jenny (083-292-2650) or Paddy


Port Alfred Bowling and Croquet

Club invites you to try your hand

at lawn bowls and Croquet,free

coaching and equipment

available. Situated next to the

NicoMalan Bridge. Enquiries: Rod

Wilson at: 082 375 2968 or 046

624 5671. Croquet enquiries:

RodgerDarkes at 082 373 8181

See our website at:

w w w. p a b c c . c o . z a and our

Facebook page.

Port Alfred Bridge Club – N ow

meets at the Eddie Grant MOTH

Hall (next to the Ski-boat Club)

every Monday and Thursday –

1pm for 1.30pm start. All bridge

enthusiasts and persons wishing to

learn to play bridge are most


Port Alfred Community Police

Fo r u m meets on the third Tuesday

of each month at the Port Alfred

Police Station at 2.30pm.

Port Alfred Floral Art Group

(PAFAG) meets on the 3rd

Saturday of the month at Settlers

Park hall at 2.30pm. For more

information please phone 082-

464-4606 (Hennie de Bruin). All


Port Alfred parkrun, Civic Centre.

Every Saturday, starts 8am.

Probus Club of the Kowie meets

on the second Tuesday of each

month at 10am at the Port Alfred

River and Ski-boat Club.

Reach for Recovery reaches out to

you. The RfR "DITTO" project

offers a Breast Prosthesis Clinic

every second Tuesday of the

month, starting July 9 at Sunshine

Coast Hospice, 1 Alfred Road,

from 2pm-4pm. Any State

Hospital patient who has had a

mastectomy, may visit the Breast

Clinic for a prosthesis fitting and

advice. "DITTO" project aims to

assist women to feel confident

again after breast surgery by

providing them with a prosthesis.

For an appointment or enquiries

call Cherryll on 072-260-8047.

Rocky Ridge Farm Market opens

every Saturday and Sunday from

9am with a variety of home made

delights, “egg-cellent” f r e e - ra n g e

eggs, honey, biltong, droewors as

well as its very popular morning

breakfast. Contact Desia Holmes

on 083-589-0765 for information.

Rosehill Mall Art and Crafters

Market, the first Saturday of every

month, from 9am-4pm. A true art

and craft market. Only handmade

items available.

Scottish Country Dancing at Don

Powis Hall, Settlers Park, every

Wednesday from 5pm-7pm. All

welcome. For more information

please phone Mary (046) 604-

0478 or Audrey (046) 624 3179.

Scrapbook workshops and

classes: Bcreative offers monthly

workshops, night classes, social

classes and a whole lot more. Call

(046) 624-3096 to book or for

more information.

Self Drive Heritage Map: All the

historical sites in Port Alfred,

Bathurst and surrounding areas.

Available at the tourism office.

Sunshine Coast Women’s Forum

meets every fourth Tuesday in the

Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park at

2.30pm. Come and join us.

Visitors welcome. For more

information contact

ToscaSpenceley (046) 624-4339.

U3A – Port Alfred Branch meets

on the fourth Thursday of every

month at 9.30 for 10am at the

Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park

village. All welcome.

Thursday November 7

Port Alfred Art Club – DVD -

“Painting the Light in Oils“ by

Peter Wileman at Settlers Hall at


FAST meeting – 2pm for 2.30pm –

Royal Alfred Marina Clubhouse.

Peter Grist will present

‘Theobroma cacao "The Food of

the Gods"’ or, more prosaically,

“The History of cocoa and

ch o c o l a t e ”. Peter worked in that

industry for many years and has

detailed knowledge of the

processes and issues. Coffee and

tea will be provided by our kind

hosts at the Royal Alfred Marina.

Saturday November 9

Poppy Day – the SA Legion be at

Heritage Mall giving away poppy

stickers for donations.

Settlers Park Craft Market – doors

open 8.30am. Come and do your

Christmas shopping. A large

variety of stalls to choose from.

Jewellery, glass art, baking, bottled

goods, woodwork, cards, dolls

clothes, toys and much more. Tea

or coffee with a selection of

delicious eats will be available.

Port Alfred Sport Shooting Club –

Club Champs;, Chairman Jan 082

572 1516. Visitors with licensed

firearms also welcome.

Sunday November 10

Service of Remembrance –

8.30am – St Paul's Anglican

Church, Ferndale Road.

Remembrance Day Parade (SA

Legion Alexandria branch) – 8am

– St David’s Church, Bushman’s

River. All welcome.

Remembrance Day Parade – 3pm

– Moth hall (behind the Ski-boat

Club). All welcome.

Monday November 11

Kingswood College concert band

will be presenting a short

concert at Happy Hours hall at

11am. No charge, and whoever is

interested is welcome.

Thursday November 14

Carols by Candlelight presented

by the Port Alfred High School

Grades R – 3 classes at PAHS.

Bring your own picnic or preorder

your fish and chips supper

made by GraemeKelbrick at R55

by e-mailing

Gates open from 5.30pm.

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Awards flow for

El Shaddai pupils

BIG SCHOOL NEXT: The Grade R pupils of Port Alfred Junior Secondary School (PA

PrimêreSkool) in Station Hill were promoted to Grade 1 last Thursday evening at a special

ceremony, held at the hall adjacent to the school. The first class, R1, was the first to receive their

certificates while the R2 class, seated on the on the right, awaited their turn Picture: ROB KNOWLES

Great expectations for Grade Rs


The hall adjacent to Port Alfred

PrimêreSkool, now named Port

Alfred Junior Secondary School

since being able to extend

classes beyond Grade 8,

celebrated the promotion of 65

Grade R pupils to Grade 1 last

Thursday evening.

After the academic march

and the opening prayer by

teacher Nadine Prince, the

children, dressed in academic

gowns, listened to former pupil,

now a qualified nursing sister,

Fredonique Hilpert tell them

about her own journey through

the school.

However, she impressed on

parents that children learn from


“Be the light for our

ch i l d r e n ,” was Hilpert’s message

to the parents she told the

children to “explore,

experiment and have fun”.

Principal Mark Bouah then

spoke of the progress the school

had made during the previous

academic year, including

getting two jungle gyms for the

playground, donated by the

provincial education


Certificates were presented

to the pupils who seemed very

proud that next year they would

be in big school.

El Shaddai Christian

Academy recently held

prize-giving ceremonies

for both their primary and high

school pupils.

The special events saw

pupils honoured for their hard

work, dedication and


Many pupils received

trophies, certificates and book

prizes and their smiles lit up the


Abongile Mbeda was

congratulated on receiving the

Dux award for 2019.

The announcement of the

2020 pupil leaders was a

highlight on both evenings, with

the school congratulating those

who were chosen.

The primary school leaders

are Simone Voges (headgirl),

Tshepo Phora (headboy), and

prefects Sumer Phillips, Shelly

Greaves, Zina Mampana and

Joseph Ntamo.

The high school leaders are:

Erin Birch, Mufarowashe

Kuudzadombo and Joel Greaves

The school cited Romans 11:36:

“For everything comes from

Him and exists by His power

and is intended for His glory. All

glory to Him forever! Amen.”

HARD WORK PAYS OFF: KhanyaTolwana, left, and Tiaan

Heyns, both in Grade 8, with their awards




Park Primary

School hosted a

mini cricket


attended by

128 players.

Good cricket

was played and

fun was had by

all. The cricket

team thanked

the school for

their support

WELL DONE: Showyn Stone, left, in Grade 9, and Abongile

Mbeda, Grade 12, share the triumph over challenges award

OUTDOOR FUN: Simamkele Ndesi, left, with

Devon Engelbrecht and Asakhe Soleandle in

the background fishing on a Grade 7 outing

with teacher Richard Herrington to Mansfield

Game Reserve over the weekend




Join us for our fun-filled


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Quiz Master: Jon Houzet

Talk of the Town

Date: Thursday 21 November 2019

Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm

Venue: MyPond Hotel

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Remembrance Day’s

silence has roots in SA

‘Jock of the Bushveld’ author proposed idea to King George V

The Two-Minute Silence

marked on Remembrance

Day, traditionally held

throughout the British Empire

(now the Commonwealth of

Nations), has its roots in SA.

Various people around the

world felt that an official period

of silent remembrance would be

appropriate to remember those

who have lost their lives in wars.

South African Jock of the

B u s hve l d author Sir Percy

Fitzpatrick appealed to King

George V for the two-minute

pause to be observed annually


throughout the Empire at the

eleventh hour of the eleventh

day of the eleventh month: one

minute in remembrance of the

fallen in war; and one minute in

gratitude for those who survived.

After the end of World War 2

in 1945, the observance of

Remembrance Day has also

embraced silent remembrance of

all those who have died in

conflict since World War 1.

As South Africans unite as

one nation, we should use

November 11 to remember the

12,452 South African casualties

suffered in World War 1, the

38,208 casualties suffered in

World War 2, and the 34 pilots

killed in the Korean War.

Closer to home, we should

remember the many South

Africans who died in the

conflicts on our borders and in

the liberation struggle of the

1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

As yet, there are no reliable

figures for these casualties, but

what is important is that they all

contributed to building our

country as we know it today.

“They shall not grow old, as

we that are left grow old.

“Age shall not weary them,

nor the years condemn them.

“At the going down of the sun

and in the morni ng, we shall

remember them.”

● On Saturday November 9,

there will be a street collection

by volunteers to collect money

for distribution by the Port Alfred

branch of the SA Legion to the

n e e dy.

On Sunday November 10,

there will be a Remembrance

Day Parade at the Moth Shellhole

(behind Ski-boat Club) at 3pm.


Manning the cakes

and treats table at

the Methodist

Church market last

Saturday were,

from left, Retha

Allison, Anneli

Hanstein, Ruth

Wicks and Jeanne

Munro Picture: JON


As the guns fell silent



Ann Atteridge-Tyrrell

On the last day of the Great

War, November 11 1918,

known as Armistice Day, as the

world celebrated the end of four

long years of devastation,

sorrow and hardship, fighting

continued on the Western Front,

with many casualties

and deaths.

Three days of

intense negotiations at a

railway siding outside

Compiegne and the

German delegation

were finally brought to

the personal carriage of Marshall Ferdinand Foch. The

Germans had been ordered by their government in Berlin to

sign any terms put to them by the Allies.

Matthias Erzberger, leading the German delegation,

signed the terms of the Armistice just after 5am.

Big Ben in London rang out for the first time in four years

but on the Western Front, the fighting continued: Just

another day as officers ordered their men into combat.

The final casualties on that “joyous day” occurred at

Mons in Belgium, where fighting had first begun in 1914.

Records of the Commonwealth War Graves

Commission record 863 Allied soldiers killed on November

11 1918. Americans took a heavy toll under General John

Pershing, who believed that the Germans had to be severely

defeated, although the Armistice had been signed.

The last town attacked on that morning was Stenay on

the River Meuse, at the cost of 300 casualties.

Private George Ellison, a British soldier, was killed at

9.30am at Mons and the last French soldier was Augustine

Trebuchon at 10.50am. In total 75 French soldiers died on

that day but their graves state November 10, thus their

families would be entitled to a war pension but this was also

done as the French Government wanted to avoid

embarrassment and political scandal should it become

known how many died on the last day of the war.

The last American soldier killed was Private Henry

Gunter at 10.59am and the last German was Officer Tomas,

killed after 11am.

More than 10,000 men were killed, wounded or

missing on that day, which caused a huge public outcry.

Pershing was interrogated without consequences,

remaining unapologetic, believing the Germans got off

lightly and he was simply following orders.


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Alfred High School

matric pupil Yaaseen

Petersen was this year’s

winner of the Kevin

Anderson Floating

Trophy for Endurance,

Courage and Tenacity of

Purpose presented at

the school’s recent

annual prize giving. His

parents, Suraya and

Ighsaan Petersen hold

the subject awards

Yaaseen received for

achievements in life

orientation and

computer applications

technology. Kevin

Anderson held the office

of head boy in 1984 and,

at the age of 11, was the

youngest person to

swim the English

Channel on August 4

1979, having trained in

the Kowie River


Alfred High Grade 3

pupil, Daniel Kieck, was

congratulated by his

mom, Jacquie Kieck,

after the school’s annual

prize giving for winning

the best swimming

performance trophy as

well as the Krige trophy

for good academic,

sporting and cultural

achievements. In

awarding the prize,

head of the Foundation

Phase, Erika de Klerk,

said that Daniel does

everything to the best

of his ability with good


enthusiasm, fellowship

and dedication. He also

has a good sense of


ACADEMIC HONOURS: Port Alfred High School senior science teacher, Wellington Makoni,

centre, congratulated the 2019 head boy, Joel Austin for winning the subject prizes for physical

science and accounting, and prefect NicolienBotha for winning the subject prizes for Afrikaans

first additional language and consumer studies. Both matrics received academic colours at the

recent annual prize giving ceremony


TUITION: Grade 11 pupil

XabisaVetho was overjoyed

to receive a R5,000 MySchool

Scholarship at the Port Alfred

High prize giving. This saves

her almost a third of her

tuition in her matric year.

Funds are accumulated all

year round by past pupils,

parents and friends of the

school who swipe their cards

every time they make a

purchase at any Woolworths

store nationwide. The

school’s supporters and

alumni association,

represented in the photo by

proud past pupil, Laura

Guest, encourages everyone

over the age of 18 to visit to sign

up for a free card and to make

Port Alfred High a beneficiary


O VAT I O N : The

awarding of the



Trophy to Grade 7

pupil Lutho Yose at

the recent

intermediate phase

prize-giving at Port

Alfred High School

was met with

thunderous applause

from his peers. A

somewhat emotional

Lutho shakes hands

with headmaster

Clive Pearson



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and her brother Jack Wood were waiting in line

to visit the ‘haunted dungeon’ at Wharf Street

Brew Pub last Friday night P i c t u re :


POKER FACE: Afrikaans singer Blackie Swart enjoying his time at

Barefoot Café during the Wharf Street Soiree Picture: NTOMBI MSUTU

GOOD TIMES: Margie and Matt Kethro dressed up for the Halloweenthemed

Wharf Street Soiree last Friday Picture: NTOMBI MSUTU


WIENAND, Identity Number 300119

0015 086, of Frail Care, Settlers Park

Retirement Village, Port Alfred, who

died on the 8th September 2019 and

who was a widow


Creditors and Debtors of the above

deceased are hereby requested to lodge

their claims with and their claims with and

pay their debts to the undersigned within

30 days of the 8th November 2019

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this the

24th Day of October 2019



Neave Stötter Inc

37 Campbell Street


Ref. pk/MAT9854



Identity Number 360811 5018 084, of

29 Lyon Road, Kenton on Sea, who

died on the 12th September 2019 and

who was married out of community of



Creditors and debtors of the above

deceased are hereby requested to

lodge their claims and pay their debts

to the undersigned within 30 days of the

8th November 2019



Neave Stötter Inc

37 Campbell Street


Ref. pk/MAT9872




I address this letter to our valued clients

of Neave Stötter Incorporated.

Jimmy Neave and Noel Stötter retired

from the Firm on 31 October 2019.

I, Grant Marais, will continue as the sole

Director of Neave Stötter Incorporated.


Street (old Barmuda building).

All our emails and telephone numbers

remain as before.

We look forward to your continued support.

Kind regards

Grant Marais

SCARY LOT: Dressed aptly for their visit to the ‘haunted dungeon’ at Wharf Street

Brew Pub are, from left, Nancy Mezned, Sonja Kriedemann, Raeliegh Kriedemann

and Anoyolo Joko Picture: NTOMBI MSUTU






1887,1888,1899 AND




Applicant: M.E.H. Sulter & Son Inc


14A Lands End Road Investments

(Pty) Ltd

Property Description: Erf 1887, 1888, 1899


Physical Address:

Lands End Road Kenton-on-Sea 6191

Detailed description of proposal:

The matter for consideration is an application

for Consolidation of erven 1887, 1888, 1899

and Consent Use to erect second dwelling

unit in Kenton on Sea as per the Ndlambe

Land Use Scheme regulations.

Notice is hereby given in terms of Section

93 of the Ndlambe Spatial Planning and

Land Use Management By-law (2015) that the

abovementioned application has been received

and is available for inspection during weekdays

between 09:00 to 15:00 at the Ndlambe

Municipality, Civic Centre, Causeway, and Port


may be addressed in terms of section 98 of

the said bylaw to The MUNICIPAL MANAGER,

Causeway, Port Alfred, 6170, or emailed to on or before

7 December 2019. Telephonic enquiries can

be made to the Town Planning Section at

(046) 604 5520. The Municipality may refuse to

accept comment received after the closing date.

Any person who cannot write will be assisted




7 November 2019 ADV. R DUMEZWENI









Applicant: Lorwick Sprong


DB Investments Holdings,

Proprietary Limited

Property Description: Erf 1202, Alexandria

Physical Address:

Voortrekker Street

Detailed description of proposal:

The matter for consideration is an application

for departure to relax the parking requirements

from 24 bays to nil on erf 1202, Alexandria

as per the Ndlambe Land Use Scheme


Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 93

of the Ndlambe Spatial Planning and Land

Use Management By-law (2015) that the

abovementioned application has been

received and is available for inspection during

weekdays between 09:00 to 15:00 at the

Ndlambe Municipality, Civic Centre, Causeway,


comments may be addressed in terms

of section 98 of the said bylaw to The


Alfred, 6170, or emailed to townplanning@ on or before 9 December

2019. Telephonic enquiries can be made to the

Town Planning Section at (046) 604 5520. The

Municipality may refuse to accept comment

received after the closing date. Any person who

cannot write will be assisted by a Municipal






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left, and

Te r r i


w e re

dressed in

black with


witch hats

on at the


S t re e t

Soiree on


P i c t u re :






(form of publication in terms of Section 38

of Act 47 of 1937)


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Chills and thrills

aplenty at the

street soiree

Fun Halloween-themed event enjoyed by all


There was a festive fever in

the air at the H a l l ow e e n -

themed Wharf Street

Soiree last Friday evening.

Many attendees went all out,

dressed up as scary ghouls,

skeletons and other horror movie

type characters - sporting some

amazingly artistic make-up.

The children were also

excited to visit the “haunted

dungeon” in the basement of the

Wharf Street Brew Pub, and

waited anxiously in the queue

for their turn to get scared out of

their skins.

One of the attendees, Brent

Carpenter, said he had

thoroughly enjoyed himself,

adding it had at first looked like

the rain was going to wash it out,

but fortunately the weather

played along in the end.

“It’s so good to see all the

people coming together and

having fun at the Soiree,”

Carpenter said.

“We can also see that people

really put in effort in making

their outfits.

“Even with the little ones you

can see the excitement in their


“You can see that they were

more than happy to play dressup

for this Halloween theme,”

Carpenter said.

Musician Kayla le Roux

performed at the Wharf Street

Brew Pub, while at Barefoot

Café, the audience were kept

entertained with music from

band The Joker.

Wharf Street Fruit and Veg

sold meals that were cooked

outside, and owner Terri Goosen

said the atmosphere at the event

was “thrilling”.

“Since the soirees have

started, it is very nice to have

something to look forward to on

a Friday evening,” Goosen said.

“I can’t wait to see what the

next theme for this coming

soiree is because we have had

some nice themes.

“The Halloween one is really

cool, everyone looks so relaxed

and all dressed up.

“It has been an amazing

Friday evening,” Goosen said.

ENTERTAINING THE CROWD: The Joker band members Samuel Claude, left, and Gerhard

Germishuizen had the crowd singing along at Barefoot Café during the Wharf Street Soiree last

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IT DOESN’T HURT: Ian Rowan had people stopping and

staring at the Wharf Street Soiree on Friday P i c t u re :


CHILLING TIME: Troy Mellama, left, and Mondre

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SPOOKY FACE: Shannen Kethro was among those who dressed up for

the Halloween-themed Wharf Street Soiree on Friday evening P i c t u re :


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Street Soiree on Friday evening are, from left, Travis Ekron, Jackson

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For one weekend the entire South

African nation – well, almost –

was deliriously happy and

ecstatic. The Springboks had

beaten England by a rather

handsome margin in the final of

the Rugby World Cup in Japan, a

nation that can be justifiably

proud of the way it staged the


Back in SA, Bok supporters

watched the match in homes,

pubs, social clubs and community

halls – in fact, any venue that

boasted a television set. Of

course, SABC made the final

accessible to millions more

citizens by coming to an

arrangement with MultiChoice to

screen the match. Sanity

prevailed, it seemed.

A happy and proud nation,

thanks to Siya Kolisi, Rassie

Erasmus and the entire Springbok

squad and backroom staff.

A lot of money must have been

spent by ordinary South Africans

last week on Springbok jerseys

and flags, plus meat and liquid

refreshments for the almost

obligatory celebratory braais.

That win was good for the

nation, but then it was back to

reality on Monday.

Thousands upon thousands of

workers are being retrenched from

their jobs each month, food and

commodity prices are on the

increase almost every month,

crime is rampant, and the almost

countrywide drought is wreaking

havoc in all sectors, but especially

that of agriculture.

At least for one weekend the

nation rejoiced and ecstasy



As South Africans geared up for

the Rugby World Cup final last

Saturday morning, and rugby fever

was prevalent everywhere, the

writer took a walk through

Makhanda’s (Grahamstown) CBD,

something he hadn’t done for

some time - one reason or the

other, you know!

In fact, it had been many

months since I had meandered

through the CBD on a weekend

morning, notebook and pen at the

ready. The changes I noticed since

the last walk were astounding, to

say the least.

Walk with me as I check out

what has happened to our CBD in

the past few months, striding from

Somerset Street to Bathurst Street

and back, via Pepper Grove Mall.

The latter is currently undergoing

quite a big change in the form of

the construction of the new FNB

b ra n ch .

I did not expect, at 7.40am on

a Saturday morning, to come

across a very alert armed guard in

black uniform holding a meanlooking

rifle-type weapon near

Clicks. An ominous-looking

vehicle was parked nearby

waiting for boxes of cash, no

doubt, to be loaded. But I’m

jumping the gun!

Just down the road from

Somerset Street one will notice the

once-popular Madhatters coffee

shop has closed down, and in its

place is 046 Grill Bar, while a new

name on the door at 112 High

Street indicates that Cloete &

Company Attorneys ply their

profession there.

The premises formerly

occupied by Butler’s Pharmacy

are now ‘home’ to Eskom, while a

sign on the wall of the building

indicates “This is a Zero Tolerance

Area”—wonder why that should

be a zero tolerance zone, and

who placed the sign there.

Mystery on High?

Emblazoned across the façade

of the high court building at 104

High Street are the words

“Grahamstown High Court”—

wonder when that will be


A few metres further on is one

of the bigger changes High Street

has seen in recent weeks, one

which saw Nedbank moving from

the Frontier Country Hotel

building (formerly Goodwood

Hotel) to 94 High Street,

previously occupied by the Post


Adjacent to Nedbank are the

offices of the municipality’s

finance department. It’s simply

quite unbelievable how grubby

and messy the street-facing walls

have become. Surely the powersthat-be

should take some pride in

that building, more especially in

view of the fact that Port Elizabeth

architect John Rushmere won two

major awards in the 1980s for his


Then the corner of High and

Bathurst Streets is reached, and

Osman’s Home Store has moved

in where Nedbank did business

until a matter of weeks ago.

Across the road and slightly up

from Birch’s are two separate

buildings occupied by municipal

departments, and whose awnings

facing Church Square are rotting

away. The mind boggles that this

has not received attention in the

past couple of years – like the

finance department further up the

road it’s looking grubby and rund

ow n .

In recent weeks this column

has carried items pertaining to a

TV series shot in and around the

then Grahamstown in the 1980s,

recalling that Standard Bank

became the Supreme Court for the


I made a point in my

meanderings last Saturday to

check out the pillars of the bank

and yes, they are still there – t wo

neatly-drilled holes on each of the

central pillars where the “Supreme

Court” nameboards were affixed

about 35 years ago!

Something that hasn’t changed

is Stewart Armitage’s Estate

Agency – it’s been there, on the

northern fringes of Church Square,

for many decades, it’s still there

and it’s still in the family.

Across Hill Street, His Majesty’s

Fruit & Veg is now the Post Office,

and AN White Hardware is now

Foodeez Grocery Factory Shop.

Around the corner in High

Street, pavement traders leave

their tarpaulin-covered stalls and

equipment overnight, making the

area look grubby.

Further up High Street, Edgars

closed its doors in a shock move

not too long ago.

Well, that was an eye-opening

stroll along High Street. Next time

it will be Bathurst Street or Hill

Street, checking up on what’s

happening in central Makhanda!


The Trinity Church hall in Hill

Street is the venue for the Trinity

Vocal Extravaganza on Sunday,

November 10 (3pm). Entertaining

the audience will be Lithemba

Busakwe, Nomatile Kula, Siba

Mkhize, Sisa Nomana and Ntsiki

Sishuba. Tickets at the door are

R50, with pensioners and students

paying R40.


A reminder to Makhanda blood

donors that the next visit of the SA

National Blood Service (SANBS)

to the Dutch Reformed Church

hall in Hill Street will be from

12pm to 6pm on Tuesday,

November 12.



A total of 62 teams, 31 matches

and more than 1,000 players and

teachers from 18 Eastern Cape

schools and one Western Cape

school, plus development teams.

These are some of the mindblowing

statistics for Graeme

College’s annual Pam Golding

Properties rugby day on Saturday,

March 14 next year. To

accommodate the increased

number of teams and matches

over past years, fields at

Kingswood College and St

Andrew’s College will also be


Matches will be played at 1st

XV, U16, U15 and U14 levels.

Schools will be travelling from

Cradock, East London, George,

Humansdorp, King William’s

Town, Komani (Queenstown), Port

Alfred, Port Elizabeth and


Makhanda schools’ 1st teams

playing on the main field are Mary

Waters v Cambridge High at 8am;

Kingswood v Selborne College at

1.50pm; St Andrew’s v Framesby

High at 3pm; and Graeme v

Marlow Agricultural High at


Other schools taking part are

Grey High, Dale College, Pearson

High, Muir College and

Outeniqua High.


The annual Remembrance Day

Parade will be held on Church

Square at 10.30am on Sunday,

November 10. The parade is held

to pay tribute to and remember

those who served their country so

bravely and paid the supreme

sacrifice, particularly during

World War l and World War ll.

Among those in attendance

will be former servicemen and

women, MOTHS members, the

Kingswood College concert band,

St Andrew’s College cadets and

pipe band, local citizens and

officers and soldiers from the local

military base.

Wreaths will be laid by

Makana councillors, and

representatives of local schools

and other organisations.


For several years, SABC2

television viewers have enjoyed

the Afrikaans documentary

Voetspore (with some English

thrown in here and there) on

Monday evenings. The final

episode was screened on Monday

last week. I watched the last sixor-so

episodes, touring South

Africa and the Kalahari with Johan

Badenhorst and his friends.

So much did I enjoy being

taken on these treks that I really

wo u l d n ’t mind re-runs being




It was quite a sensational

weekend for Graeme College’s

Garwin Dampies a fortnight ago.

In a local double-header the

Graeme 1st Xl played Kingswood

College in a Stayers Xl day/night

T20, and then contested the derby

against St Andrew’s College on the

Saturday. Dampies scored two

centuries on consecutive days that


On the Friday, Graeme

amassed 177 for 3 in their 20

overs, with Dampies scoring 101

not out and Fabio Rischbieter

adding 40. In its turn at bat,

Kingswood scored 135 for 4 after

20 overs – Graeme won by 42


The next day saw St Andrew’s

scoring 206 for 6 off their 50

overs, and when it came to

G ra e m e ’s turn at bat, Dampies

scored another flawless century,

being dismissed on 110 off 129

balls. Despite Dampies’ fine

knock, St Andrew’s won by 12

runs in the final over.

Meanwhile, over the same

weekend, young Graemian Chris

Zimmerman notched his second

century of the term for the U11A

team in which he scored 108 as

Graeme beat Gill College by 177




Diocesan School for Girls (DSG)

was well-represented at the

Westview Dunlop Youth Squash

Open in Port Elizabeth on Sunday,

October 20.

Lucy Holderness (winner) and

Megan Wienekus (runner-up)

played in the U11 section, while

Abby Holderness (winner),

Maddison Were and Elsje Griesel-

Crous played in the U13 section.

At the same event, Erin Powers

played five tough matches,

winning gold in the U16 division.


Well done to Natasha Agnew who

completed her 150th parkrun in

Makana botanical gardens on

Saturday, a day when 159 runners,

joggers and walkers took to the

undulating 5km course.

Meanwhile, Kimberleigh

Oxenham has one to go to the

‘magical’ 100-mark, Catherine

Deiner has three to go, and Shane

Hazell four.

First parkrun finisher was

Sylvester Jeffries (21 minutes 07

seconds), while Charlotte

Abraham was first in the ladies’

section (26 mins 14 secs).

Parkruns are held at 8am each

Saturday from the entrance to the

botanical gardens in Lucas

Ave n u e .


Rob Beer and Warren Henry are

president and captain respectively

of Belmont Golf Club in Belmont

Valley for 2019/20, with John

Williamson vice-captain, M

McCallum secretary, and C

Richardson treasurer. Completing

the committee are Dave Duncan,

L Bowker and Luc Hoefnagels.


I came across a copy of

Grahamstown This Week (GTW)

newspaper the other day, dated 3

February 2006, and was taken

aback that it was so long ago that

the free newspaper graced local

newsstands before being snapped


Several businesses advertising

in that edition, I noticed, are no

longer in existence. Check them

out: Fruit & Veg City and AN

White hardware merchants in Hill

Street, Buddy’s Liquor Store in

New Street, Kingsley Tyre Services

at 41 High Street, and UPB

(University Publishers &

Booksellers) at 129 High Street.

Back then, GTW boasted three

columnists, and their weekly

columns drew a wide readership –

Thelma Neville and Richard

Buckland have both since passed

on, while I see ‘Cock Robin’

occasionally around town.


PJ Olivier’s Foundation Phase

‘Sportsman of the Year’ and

‘Sportswoman of the Year’ are

Jethro Stuurman and Madione

Heinen respectively.

Meanwhile, Marcelle

Schoonbee received trophies as

the U13 netball player of the year

and the primary school tennis

champion, while Kiernan Frans

was awarded the trophy for U13

rugby player of the year.


At its award ceremony in the

Monument each year, Victoria

Girls’ High School (VGHS) awards

the Dr Ella Britten Prize for English

to pupils from Grade 8 to Grade

12. Dr Britten was the school

doctor in the 1930s and 1940s.

The 2019 winners are Ishka

Fullarton and Janie Weeber (Grade

8), Tosca Stoloff (Grade 9), Jaden

Keulder (Grade 10), Eleanor Amner

(Grade 11) and Mihle Gadu (Grade

12 for English literature).


Among the sports awards made at

PJ Olivier High School’s annual

prize-giving ceremony were:

Sportswoman of the Year – Je a n -

Mari Barnardt; Sportsman of the

Year – Kenan Warren; U19 netball

player of the year – Amy-Leigh van

der Walt; Hockey player of the

year – Jean-Mari Barnardt; U19

rugby player of the year – Ke n a n

Warren; Most versatile rugby

player – Alanzo Gysman; Senior

victrix ludorum – Simone

Schoonbee; Senior victor

Ludorum - Nushaad Williams;

Junior victrix ludorum – Ti f f a ny

Tutton; Junior victor ludorum –

Lisolethu Makubalo; Girls’ senior

tennis champion – Shirley Retief;

B oy s ’ senior tennis champion –

Lithaletha Zabo; Most promising

rugby player – Nickwin Plaatjies;

and Best senior cricketer – Ethan



Victoria Girls’ High School’s

sports prizes and awards made at

its recent prizegiving ceremony

included: Senior victrix ludorum –

Esperance Mwepu; U16 victrix

ludorum – Isivile Mafani; U14

victrix ludorum – Abigail Benn;

Best track performance – Jil

Msindo; Best field performance –

Kyla Fullarton.

Cross-country awards were

made to: Esperance Mwepu

(senior champion), Sibahle

Sogcwayi (U16 champion and

most outstanding runner), and

Emma Gush (U14 champion).


A fortnight ago this column



Hundreds of


residents — f ro m


p re s e n t - d a y

soldiers and city

councillors to

school cadets,

band members

and interested

onlookers — will

gather on Church

Square for the

Remembrance Day

Parade on Sunday

November 10


Wreaths will be

laid by

representatives of

schools, civic

o rg a n i s a t i o n s ,

SAPS and exservicemen

and -

women’s leagues


carried an item on The Cavaliers

band of Port Elizabeth that

performed in the Boy Scout Hall

in African Street in the 1960s.

Former Ravens band member

Errol Fellows sprang into action

and contacted former Pleasure

Machine bandmate Randy Gouws

in Port Elizabeth, who supplied

the following info on The

C ava l i e r s .

“The story of The Cavaliers is

sad, strange, but true. Jake de Jager

(lead guitar), Stanley ‘Coffee’ du

Randt (rhythm guitar), Colin

Hartel (bass guitar) and Cyril

Hartel (frontman and vocals) have

all passed on. Only my good mate

Keith Yoko, who joined the band

aged 17, is still with us, although

he had a quadruple bypass in

February, but has recovered well.

“Back in the day, The Cavaliers

won the open section of the ‘On

The Go’ show just before The

Zeroes came on the scene. The

Cavaliers disbanded when Jake

died in the mid-60s.”

Thank you for that info, Randy



Dates for residents of Makhanda

to diarise are Wednesday,

November 27 to Saturday 30th

when the annual Grahamstown

Christmas Market takes to the PJ

Olivier school hall up there on the


The annual market has made

something of a name for itself at

this time of year, stocking mostly

unique and handmade products

and gifts, ideal for Christmas, at its

40-plus stalls. The coffee shop in

the foyer will serve the usual tea

and cake, plus light lunches.

Opening times are 10am to

7pm from Wednesday to Friday,

and 9am to 3pm on Saturday.


In response to the item in this

column dealing with slogans a

couple of weeks ago, Nigel

Waters wrote as follows regarding

the slogan for Knight’s Shoes: “It

prompted a memory for me. My

mother (Maureen) worked at

Knight’s as a part-time (mornings

only) administrator for many

years. To the best of my

recollection, Mr Quick was the

owner of the store back then.

“Her standard introduction

when asked by anyone where she

worked was, “I work mornings

only at (K)nights”.

Fellow Grahamstonians

understood perfectly well, but

people not familiar with Knight’s

Shoes were often left looking

rather bemused and puzzled,

much to my mother’s delight!”


Matthew Hillary and Josh Cowen

are the St Andrew’s College

waterpolo captain and vicecaptain

respectively for the

2019/2020 season.

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Port Alfred Bowling Club

The finals of the mixed fours were

played last Tuesday afternoon.

Congratulations to Ron Orford,

Emile Jurgensen, Mo Goff and

Studley Clarke who were the


The handicap singles, which is

our last competition for the year, is


Good bowling to the winners

of the Wharf Street vouchers last

Tuesday afternoon. They were

Dallas Cowie, Richard Henshaw

and Jim Haswell. Thank you to

Wharf Street Brewery for their

continued support.

We spent a really enjoyable

weekend at Kenton this weekend

playing the Buco trips. Kowie,

Albany, Grahamstown and an

invitation side from Buco all

participated. The bowls was very

competitive and enjoyed by all.

The Port Alfred men’s A team

won the Buco vouchers. They

were Trevor Frost, Hein Strombeck

and John Hodges. They also were

the winners of the men’s A side.

The overall winners were

Kenton – well played, Kenton.

The hospitality and the greens

were great.

Next year the Buco

competition will revert to Port


This coming weekend is our

Triangular competition, which

also promises to be weekend of

very good bowling. Our president

who is also our green keeper has

been working very hard to get our

greens up to standard for the

forthcoming competitions and our

visitors who will be playing from

East London.

Please indicate your

availability to play in the Vroom

and Timm cup on Wednesday

November 13. The list is on the


Duties for the week ending

November 12 – 16: Tab Duty -

David Freeme and Garnett

Westley, Bar Duty - Refer to the list

on the bar.

Kenton Bowling Club

A very good week of bowls at

Kenton with the gusting winds

making bowling very challenging

last Wednesday. but good weather

and warm sunshine making a

welcome return in time for three

great days of competition bowls.

We hosted our friends from

Kowie on Thursday for the second

round of the President’s Chair

competition played between these

two clubs twice a year. This is a

fairly new but very enjoyable

competition introduced some

years ago which gives all keen

bowlers a chance to represent

their clubs at a competitive level.

Once again this was a closely

contested affair with both clubs

winning three games each but

Kenton coming out on top due to

a better shot profit and retaining

the President’s Chair. Well done to

all players and thank you to Kowie

once again for a wonderful day.

The BUCO Trips competition

hit town over the weekend with

Kenton hosting this popular

tournament for the first time. Five

rounds of bowls over two days

between Albany, Grahamstown,

Kenton, Kowie, Port Alfred and the

BUCO Invitation team showcased

some superb bowls with many of

the games producing extremely

close finishes.

The Albany and Kowie ladies

finished level on points at the top

of their section with Albany being

declared the winners of the

Ladies’ Section due to a superior

shot profit. The Port Alfred A team

put in a strong final round

performance to edge Kenton by a

single point and win the Men’sA

Section, while our very own Dave

West, Rodney Austin and Bill

Bedford from Kenton were

convincing winners of the Men’sB


The battle for overall honours

went down to the wire with the

competition being decided in the

last round of play but our Kenton

teams ensured that they picked up

enough points in their last games

to win the BUCO Trips

competition for 2019, Albany

finishing in second place and

Kowie coming in third.

Congratulations to all the winners

and many thanks to the visiting

clubs and to our sponsors BUCO

for a super tournament and a great


Neville Green was on hand on

Friday evening, staging a “hair

ra i s i n g ” entrance and pocketing

the winnings in the weekly

attendance draw. Mo Marsay

wa s n ’t quite as fortunate when she

won the chance to pick out the

Joker but judging from her

excitement and impromptu dance

routine we are sure she will be

back this week to try again.

Another good Friday was had by

all and thank you to our barmen

Richard and Ken for looking after

us during the week.

It’s Social Saturday Tabs-in at

the club once again this Saturday

with a Bring ‘n Braai planned for

the evening straight after bowls.

This is a new innovation and

BIG WIN: Kenton Bowling Club won the BUCO Trips for 2019. The winning team were. back row

from left, Bill Bedford, Mike Palmer, Dave West, Brian Aldag, Ivan Pachonik, Rodney Austin, with,

front row, Leonie de Villiers, Bryony Shone, Pippa Swift and Bresby du Preez from sponsors

BUCO, and Kenton Bowling Club president Anthony Copeman

judging from last month we

should be in for a good evening,

there’s no rugby on either so bring

your cool boxes and come and

join us for an evening of fun.

Club duties (November 4 - 10):

Tabs - Cecily Massart, Bar - Brian

Aldag and Peter Levey.

Dates to remember (November 4 -

10): 9th - Social Saturday Tabs-in

and bring ‘n braai at Kenton.

Kowie Bowling Club

Last Tuesday brought more proof

of a phenomenon which has

plagued your scribe for some

time, ie, how the weather

influences the different categories

of bowlers when they have to

decide whether or not to go to

b ow l s .

Our grading system shows 10

categories with the no 1 and 2s

being those normally assigned to

the leads and 8,9, and 10 those

entrusted with the task of being in

charge of the team as skips. The 3

to 7 grades fill the middle


With the preponderance of

newer bowlers at the club, the 1

and 2 grades dominate the

gradings with the result that when

you get the sort of weather that it

would be sacrilege to stay indoors

we could easily see the 1s and 2s

outnumber the 8,9 and 10's by

quite a margin and some 1s and

2s have to play in the second

positions while you have to fill

some of the skip positions with

Grade 7s.

When the weather leaves you

looking longingly at the comforts

of your lounge and the thought of

playing bowls in a howling gale

seems less attractive the 1s and 2s

just do not pitch and yet the 8, 9,

and 10s appear to relish the

challenge of an afternoon coping

with the elements. Perhaps the

novices feel they already have

enough trouble finding the right

grass without having to re-adjust

their line every time there is an

extra gust of wind... Eventually

when the bug really bites they

become inured to the vagaries of

the weather and happily put in

their Tab.

Last Tuesday was a case in

point. With the howling westerly

causing floods in town we still had

a good turnout - close to a full

house - but only one grade 1 and

14 grades 8, 9,and 10. The Grade

3 and 4s were coerced into reaccustom

themselves to the

delivery of the jack. Although

some of the jacks were delivered

to different corners of the green

they acquitted themselves well.

When the cat's away the mice will

p l ay.

With 24 players involved with

the Presidents Chair fixture at

Kenton there was only a limited

turn-out at Tabs-in but did they

have a ball? With a limited

number of back-rankers we even

had to call on some Grade 1 and

2s to skip. Bryan Burger, Jean

Churchley, and Rose Bartlett came

up with the winning score. In the

meantime at Kenton honours were

shared in games won but Kenton

had the edge on shot profit. What

a pleasure to see Mike Beaumont

back at the club on Friday after his

extended sojourn with the doctors

in Cape Town.

On Saturday the Buco Trips at

Kenton drew our best players

while the rugby and the

celebrations which followed

restricted the turnout for the tabsin

at the club. Although there was

no competition we still had a

“snowball draw” won by Pat

Joseph and Dave Slater. The Buco

Trips is always a physically

daunting proposition. In spite of

the fact that our one team lost all

their matches. The other teams did

enough for us to come third

ove ra l l .

Having spent all mys rugby life

playing prop, nothing could give

me more pleasure than seeing the

England scrum being pushed

backwards by the lighter

Springbok pack. Demonstrating

elation in winning is a luxury

which comes to few but

graciousness in the acceptance of

defeat does not include the

rejection of a medal.

Duties for next week: Roll – Pieter

Stegman, Mark – Don Kelly / Mike

Beaumont, Tabs – Jo n i n e

McFarlane, Bar – Dave Tyrell.

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Wednesday October 30:

Sibuya Game Reserve/Arabella

Wine Individual Stableford, with

71 players.


1st: George Howard - 35

2nd: Terry Counihan - 34

3rd: Andries Small - 34

4th: Leon Nell – 34

5th: Roly Clayton - 34

Two Clubs:

6th: I Moncur

11th: N Fox, T Taylor

13th: R Coates

Best Gross: 77 – Ian Moncur

Best Nett: 73 – George Howard

Nearest The Pins:

Fishaways – 6th: Peter Longhurst

Rise Cafe – 8th: Jonathan

B ra d f i e l d

The Wharf Street Brew Pub –

11th: Nick Fox

Thymes 2 Catering – 13th: Roger


Wimpy Longest Drive - #14th:

Nick Fox

Kingsley Beverages - Nearest the

Pin for 2 on the 1st: Neil Loundar

Saturday November 2:

Viv Jordan golf day, a 2 Ball

Alliance with 52 players.


1st: Ian Moncur,

WollieWolmarans - 52

2nd: Norman Smith, Arnold

Morey - 51

3rd: Arjan Sap, Darryl Hooper -


4th: Rob Hoar, Dennis White - 49

Two Clubs:

8th: QFick, KHeny, A Schultz

11th: D White, WWolmarans

Best Gross: 73 – Ian Moncur

Best Nett: 65 – Arnold Morey

Nearest The Pins:

Mooifontein Quarry – 6th: Earl


Auto Smart Body Shop – 8th:

Quinton Fick

Sibuya Game Reserve – 11th:

Dennis White

The Whart Street Brew Pub – 13th:

Roger Coates

Wimpy Longest Drive - #14th:

Mike Gidana

Royal St Andrews: Nearest the pin

for 2 on the 1st: Earl Tsolikile

1820s GOLF

Monday October 28:

20 players in windy conditions.

Winners on 42: Mike Stadler, Ted

Baines, Stan Weyer, Dallas Cowie

Moosehead on 47: Cecil Jones

Phillipson, Windsor Bagley,

Eugene Erasmus, John Dell.

Good Scores: None.

Two Clubs: None.

Thursday October 31:

20 players in overcast conditions

and raining.

Winners on 41: Trevor Stötter, Ted

Baines, Roy Pople, Dallas Cowie.

Moosehead on: By dafault not

finishing in the rain

Dave Page, Ron Ruiters, Juan

Southey, John Heather.

Good Scores: 49 - Rick Hill, Ted


Two Clubs: None.



November 2

With a Rugby World Cup TV

transmission due to be played

concurrently in the middle of

Saturday's morning mixed golf,

only a small group turned up to

tee off, too small to warrant a

newspaper report.


October 29

A cold westerly wind blew

ferociously over the course on

Tuesday afternoon, making play

extremely difficult for the 26 brave

players who turned out to play a

better-ball Stableford with the

Gardner Trophy at stake.

Shirley Heny and GabyHausman-

Tarpani ignored the intimidating

gale to tame the course and card a

winning 44 points and become

the new recipients of the Gardner

Trophy. They were all of five

points to the fore of runners-up

Ronel Hough and Yvonne Hill’s

39 points.

Ronel Hough sank the only 2-club

of the afternoon (6th).

Wendy Bradfield’s drive ended

closest to the pin on Top Carpets’

6th as did Shirley Heny’s on

Rosehill Driving Range’s8th.

Nobody hit the green on

Wimpy's11th. Prue Peacock was

“n e a r e s t - f o r- t wo ” on Kekkel and

K ra a i ’s13th.

The longest drive competitions

were held on the first hole and

struck by Debbie Ford and Wendy

Bradfield in the lower and higher

handicap sections respectively.

There were no notable individual

nett rounds, not surprising

considering the difficult


The competition on November 12

will be the monthly medal

sponsored by Pick n Pay.

Monthly Thursday morning

competition on October 31:

Thursday morning saw 11 players

turn out for the Ladies’ monthly

morning competition. The field

was drawn into 3-balls to play a 2-

to-count Stableford alliance. The

wind dropped slightly for the

morning which remained partly

overcast and chilly.

Trish Barwick, Jill Lake and

DonnéPiguet carded 79 points to

win the competition. Sandy Fryer,

Theresa Loundar and Sue Roll

came home second with 72


The next Thursday morning

competition is scheduled for

November 28.


Tuesday October 29: Forecasts of

high winds and cooler conditions

saw a slightly smaller field than

usual of 29 players report to be

drawn in three 3-balls and four 4-

balls to play to play a 2-to-count

Stableford Alliance. No doubt a

number of regular players decided

the conditions were better served

by a late lie-in.

Battling the elements to post a

respectable 84 points Len

Bohnen, Matt Chadwick, Andy

Manson and John Dell took first

place ahead of Eugene Erasmus,

James Weisters, Russell Warren

and Paul Fryer in second on 81


Not as successful the Hamer en

Sukkel was shared on 76 points by

Bob Shaw, Gavin Richards and

Arnie Schultz as well as Peter

Longhurst, Chris Niebieszczanski,

Martin Lambrechts and Cliff

Roberts who were hoping that

they had done enough to avoid

the trophy.

Indicative of the testing weather

conditions no exceptional

individual scores were recorded

and no birdies were achieved on

the par three’s to see a further

carryover of the 2-club pool.

Friday November 1:

No respite from a week of wind

except a change from a westerly

to an extreme easterly had a brave

30 players report to be drawn in

ten 3-balls to play a 1-to-count

Medal competition.

Running out comfortable winners,

after review of their scoring

system, were

GabiHausmannTarpani, Danny

Tarpani and Russell Warren with a

score of 61. Martin Lambrechts,

Dale Wisener and George Lake on

63 were second.

Sadly, unable to conquer the

wind, Dave Curran, Gerald

Churchley and Cecil Grobler took

74 blows as they battled to finish

ending with the Hamer en Sukkel

residing with them at prize giving.

Once again no exceptional

individual scores were recorded.

Cecil had the only par three birdie

on the 13th claiming the twice

carried over 2-club pool for his

covey making some amends for

their day of difficulty.


The wind has kept a few players off

the lawns recently but thanks to our

regulars some good games have

been played.

We think of Phyl Russell who has

had a shoulder op recently. Get well

soon, you are missed. And we also

think of other members who have

not been well recently.

We have quite a few new players

learning the game at the moment.

Anybody who would like to try

and play, come on a Wednesday at

9am when Janet Thatcher gives free


Birthdays: new members Nova

Lakin on the 6th and Lynn Crawford

on the 8th.

GARDNER TROPHY: The winners of last

week’s ladies’ golf competition,

GabyHausman-Tarpani, left, and Shirley Heny

flanking Gardner Trophy presenter Gift

Wa l l a c e



Time Trial: October 31


1. Iviwe Matyunu 20:45

2. Siphosethu Magwaxaz 20:46

3. Jared Penny 21:15

4. Thabo Klaas 26:52

5. Mandelakhe Nelo 29:41

6. Miyolo Tshukwalana 30:19

7. Owen Putzier 30:30


1. Lindokuhle Mpambani 26:04

2. Aphelele Fourpenny 38:44


1. Athinkhosi James 34:16

2. Uthimna Tana 42:28

3. Siyamthanda Koloshe 43:57

4. Valentino Hoyi 44:53

5. Ongama Gule 48:05


Results for Thursday, 31 October 2019

Red Section (7 tables)

N-S 1st J Tagg & E Jurgensen 55.7%

2nd D Newson & M Newport 54.8%

E-W 1st K Botha & N Wood 56.9%

2nd H Webber & E Segers 55.1%

Green Section (7 tables)

N-S 1st W Jurgensen & M Andrews 65.8%

2nd S Coleman & D Boyd 57.1%

E-W 1st M Smith & L Inglis 59.8%

2nd L Butler & J Weisters 58.9%

Board 4 Dealer W, both vulnerable

The dealing computer must have suffered from electrical

indigestion to produce this deal, which caught a

number of our contestants, including this writer, in its

electronic trap.

West has a perfectly reasonable opening bid of 3S; what do you bid as

North? With 16 points you need to bid, and the choice is between a double

and 3NT. A double has the merit of being prepared for a heart response

from partner and your ‘spade stop’ against 3NT is marginal to say the least;

so double it is. East with a spade void, but 13 points, will surely pass; leaving

the hapless South with a nasty choice. I bid 4C, hoping for further bidding

from someone, but ended up by being declarer and going 6 down (thankfully

undoubled). Astonishingly this was not a bottom as the result was only

slightly below average in a field of pluses and minuses spread across both


What can we do to prevent this sort of mayhem from happening again? I

have no idea, except to buy a more-friendly computer!!

Red Section Results 3NT= (E); 4C-7; 4C-6; 4S-1 (3); 4S=

Green Section Results 2NT-1 (E); 3S= 3S*+1; 3NT*-4 (N); 3NT-1 (E); 4H-3; 4S-1

Full results at:, including details of all the hands.

Results for Monday, 4 November 2019

Red Section (7tables)

N-S 1st G Wansell & K Botha 55.7%

2nd D Ellender & L Kolesky 53.9%

E-W 1st A Ridderhof & T Paterson 52.4%

2nd M Wesselo & E Clayton 51.8%

Green Section (8 tables)

N-S 1st Patricia & David Towsend 67.3%

1st D McCarthy & M Hobbs 59.8%

E-W 1st A Corrans & C Hill 54.8%

2nd A Paling & R Wicks 53.9 %

Board 24 Dealer W; love all

While using up some bidding space, weak jump overcalls

have a significant disadvantage in that they advertise both

their strength and shape to an opposing declarer. In the deal

shown here South is not really justified in bidding 2S: However one’s natural

combative instinct rebels against allowing a weak hand to steal an auction,

which belongs to N-S. West has passed and East is weak, so there is likely

to be a contract that N-S can play. North with a 14 count and four spades,

bids game expecting partner to have about 10 points and five spades. South

swallows guiltily, happy that his/her hand is concealed from partner and

considers prospects; which are not good.

The opening lead of the heart Jack is won with the Ace; the spade Ace is

cashed, followed by the King; then declarer, knowing that East should be weak

and has already shown up with five points in hearts and two in spades cashes

the diamond Ace, hoping that East holds one of the two missing honours.

He/she is rewarded when the diamond Queen is felled: now the diamond 9 is

run, the spade 10 finessed successfully and a club discarded on the diamond

King; thus restricting losers to a spade, a heart and a club. If East had ruffed a

diamond with the last trump, then declarer would have had to rely on the (almost

certain) knowledge (East had already shown possession of 9 points) that

West held the club Ace to make the contract.

Red Results 2H-1; 2S=; 2S+1; 3S-1; 3S+1 (2); 4S=

Green Section 2S= (2); 2S+2; 3H-2; 3S-1; 4D-2 (N); 4S-1; 4S-2


Ta l kTow OF THE

CONTACT US WITH SPORTS NEWS: (046) 624-4356 (Jon Houzet)

Thursday 7 N ove m b e r, 20 1 9

A superb

night of

round 2


HAT TRICK IN SQUASH: Port Alfred High School won all three of the Makana and Districts Squash leagues entered in 2019. The school’s first team won the 3rd

league, the second team won the 5th league and the juniors won the 6th league. Pictured at the prize giving with assistant coach Johan van der Merwe and head

coach Dr Ian Knott-Craig, at the back, are players, from left, Jarryd Harty, Jack Botha, James Solz, Matthew Wyllie, Eli Botha, Ethan Murray, Keagan Botha, Juan

van der Merwe, Scarlett Tweedie, Dyllan Palmer, Reece Naude and Jayden Roess t o r ff

Mini Cricket Fest fun

PAHS sports news


Port Alfred High School Grade 9

pupil, Kate Tinley placed third in

the 2km aQuellé Ocean Series

wo m e n ’s division hosted in Port

Elizabeth last weekend with a

time of 36.09 minutes, beating her

own time by almost four minutes.

C R I C K E T:

Mihlali Marasi has been selected

to represent the EP Coastal Team

in the SA National U17 Rural

Cricket Week in KZN, December

10 – 14. Anybody willing and able

to assist with his expenses is urged

to contact the head of sport, Chix

Pearson /

(046) 624-2440.

The mini cricket teams made

up of U7, U8 and U9 players

participated in the Shaw Park Mini

Cricket Festival on Friday

November 1. Great fun was had

by all and the emphasis of the

outing was on fun.


The U11 and U13 girls’ teams

won their mid-week clash with

Kingswood College by 59-46. The

U11 boys team travelled to

Kingswood on Friday and also

won their encounter, 73-58. The

senior girls did not fare as well

with both the first and U15 teams

losing to Kingswood College, 6-7

and the second team also lost, 3-

6. The mixed boys and girls’ U15

team played with a great deal of

heart against rivals DSG and St

Andrew’s College in an away

fixture but lost the match 1-12.

Several matches were closely

contested with Port Alfred High

School pupils Chani Campbell

partnered with Lou Coetzee and

Jack Botha partnered with Nakita

Avis showing great tenacity.

Round two of the Glenbrynth

Kowie Nite Bowls Festival was

played recently in the most

magnificent weather, with a full

rainbow right across the sky in

the east and the sun setting in

the west.

It was strength versus

strength, with some very good

bowls being played.

The “Performer of the Night”

prize went to the Pick n Pay

team for their six points with a

+8 shot profit.

They were presented with

Wharf Street Fruit & Veg

vo u ch e r s .

The other team, with a full

house of six points, was

Tr e l l i d o r.

Next was the five-point haul

by Kenny’s Quarts, which keeps

them on the top of the leader

board with 11 points.

On 10 points are newcomers

Pam Golding, who are

performing well with four

players who have never bowled


The Build It swindle board

was won by Pick n Pay bowler

Ryan Louw.

The Lions Club performed

very well on the night, pumping

out the music and producing

their fast foods to keep players,

spectators and kids happy.

“Thank you Lions,” wrote

festival organiser Mike

To m l i n s o n .

The next round (round

three) will take place on Friday

November 8 at 6pm.

Tomlinson invites everyone

to join them at the Kowie Bowls

Club to enjoy an evening

around the greens in the

hospital grounds.

The round 3 order of play will be:

Kennys Quarts 11/ 12

vs Pick n Pay 11/ 10

Pam Golding 11/ 12

vs Pig & Whistle 7/3

HOVER BALL: James Mullins of St Andrew's in action against

Woodridge last Saturday

St Andrew’s v Woodridge

The St Andrew’s College Stayers’

cricket XI won the toss in their

game against Woodridge on

Lower Field last Saturday and

showed no hesitation in electing

to bat first in the 40 over match.

St Andrew’s were well

placed at the orchestrated

10.45am interval on 102/2 after

23 overs. After the Rugby World

Cup celebrations, St Andrew’s

continued to add momentum to

their innings. Sam Francis top

scored with a fluent 64.

Nicholas Brotherton (38 not out)

and Luke Danckwerts (18 not

out) were impressive in the

middle overs, running well

between wickets, playing low

risk cricket, compiling St

Andrew’s competitive 208/4 in

their 40 overs.

EP left arm fast bowler Ian

Baard threatened for Woodridge

and will continue to be a bright

prospect for Woodridge in the


After 23 overs, St Andrew’s

College had the upper hand and

had Woodridge on 94/5.

Wo o d r i d g e ’s vice-captain

BjornRuppelt then survived a

tight run-out decision and

continued his sweet ball striking

with his 60 runs coming off just

57 balls. Luke Biggs then also

started to find the boundary

adding pressure to the St

Andrew’s College bowlers.

St Andrew’s responded well

and fast bowler Tom Vermaak

bowled a solid final over closing

out a win for College by 9 runs.

Dale Brody continued his good

form with 3/31 and Matthew

Pope enjoyed a fine debut with

the ball of 2/20. Thanks to both

teams on a wonderful day in

which there was much to

c e l e b ra t e .

Happy Veg 7/-6

vs Trellidore 6/-5

Build It 6/ -8

vs Meridian Spa 5/ 6

Willie & Co 5/ 0

vs Clem & Co 5/ -1

BUCO Main 5/ -2

vs Sothebys 3/ -8

REMAX 3/ -24

vs Kennys Sports 0/ -10

At this point in the tournament,

and until its conclusion, the

ranking will be the team with

the highest points-score and, if

those are equal, it will go to

highest shot profit.

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