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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
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
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
Neither had responded by
the time of going to print.
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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
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.
FIGHTER BATTLES COUNCIL: We l l - k n o w n
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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Buy a colourful
drum to give
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
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
Club secretary Marelize Erasmus said they
would be accompanied by the traffic
department, with ambulances also available on
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
“It’s going to be fabulous”,
guest speaker Kim van
Niekerk told Angela
Hibbert, Sunshine Coast
Hospice’s administrator, before
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
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
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
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.
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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.
CO U N C I L N OT ES
... 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.
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
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,”
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
Ndlambe has a history of
non-payment of municipal
accounts and, over recent years,
the amount owed has almost
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
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
Committee once public
participation has taken place.
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
f e s t iva l .
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YO U RVO I C E
opinions on the street
What actions are you taking to conserve
MAKEMORE MUTARA: I
always make sure that my taps
are properly closed and watch
how much water I use a day.
ANESIPHO BLOM: During the
day I always make sure that I use
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
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
presented the best
to the water crisis,
there were no funds
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.
NDYEBO TSITSI: I think we
must all try to use less water in
order to save the little that we
h ave .
CHANTEL BANTLEMAN: I
always make sure that I use less
water to water my garden.
LUZANNE NELSON: S av i n g
water and making sure the taps
are not leaking is the only way.
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We are in a
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.
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
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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
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.
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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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
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
Jazz and gospel.
What is the one item that is
always in your fridge?
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
the Rugby World
Cup final in
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”
What does it mean to fear
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
I N S P I R AT I O N A L
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.
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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
M AT T E R S
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ) .
HEALTH & WEALTH
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
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
“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
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
in to clean
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
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
donation of Bobtail dry food that was handed over to animal
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
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
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N E I G H B O U R LY NOTES
E-mail Rob Knowles at email@example.com 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
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,
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
RENSBURG / RAILTIME PHOTOGRAPHY
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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
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
Kowie History Museum, at The
Old Railway Station, Pascoe
Crescent. Open 9.30am-12.30pm
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com.
Gates open from 5.30pm.
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SCHOOLS IN REVIEW
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
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
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
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
for both their primary and high
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
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
School hosted a
was played and
fun was had by
all. The cricket
the school for
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
with fantastic prizes and lucky draws!
Quiz Master: Jon Houzet
Talk of the Town
Date: Thursday 21 November 2019
Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm
Venue: MyPond Hotel
Quiz Fee: R100 per person
Corporate Hospitality Tables: R500
Includes Finger Snacks sponsored by Stenden SA
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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
● 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
Church market last
from left, Retha
Wicks and Jeanne
Munro Picture: JON
As the guns fell silent
U N PA C K E D
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
Three days of
intense negotiations at a
railway siding outside
Compiegne and the
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.
SUDOKU - WHARF STREET FRUIT & VEG
Complete this Sudoku and be in line to win a R35 voucher from
Wharf Street Fruit & Veg in Wharf Street.Entries must be in by
3:30pm on Tuesday at the TotT office - 29 Miles St. Winner
to please collect voucher (must show ID) from TotT offices
before attempting to redeem prize. Last week’s winner is Nathan
SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK’S SUDOKU
WIN A VOUCHER FROM THISTLE RESTAURANT OR HOTSPOT SPORTS BAR
Entries must be
3:30pm on Tuesday
at the TotT Office -
29 Miles Street.
Winner of last
Royal St Andrews-
Thistle Restaurant –
Lunch Buffet -
Winner to please
(must show ID)
from TotT offices
to redeem prize.
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WELL DESERVED: Port
Alfred High School
matric pupil Yaaseen
Petersen was this year’s
winner of the Kevin
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
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
EVER OUR PRIDE: Port
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
awarding the prize,
head of the Foundation
Phase, Erika de Klerk,
said that Daniel does
everything to the best
of his ability with good
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
represented in the photo by
proud past pupil, Laura
Guest, encourages everyone
over the age of 18 to visit
www.myschool.co.za to sign
up for a free card and to make
Port Alfred High a beneficiary
S TA N D I N G
O VAT I O N : The
awarding of the
Trophy to Grade 7
pupil Lutho Yose at
prize-giving at Port
Alfred High School
was met with
from his peers. A
Lutho shakes hands
FLAT OUT FRIDAYS:
LOADS OF FOOD SPECIALS ALL DAY!!
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If you want to drink
that’s your business.
If you want to stop,
Baptist Church, York Road, Port Alfred
7pm - 8 pm. Every Thursday.
First Thursday of the month is open.
Has your life become
unmanageable as a result
Call Alcoholics Anonymous.
076 978 7156
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for indiv, couples, families
- Trauma debriefing
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AWNINGS, BLINDS & CARPORTS
SERVICES & SALES
P.O. Box 2482
Port Alfred 6170
Cell: 072 075 0286
Kennels and Pets
34 Atherstone Road
Port Alfred, EC
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VET NOW AVAILABLE
AT LUNCH TIME
Saturdays & Public
Holidays 09:00 – 13:00
Sundays 10:00 – 12:00
Tel: 046 624 1092
Fax: 046 624 1092
082 566 3502
Require stock for their
charity shop. We accept
furniture, crockery, cutlery,
kitchen and electrical
linen, curtains, clothes,
toys, books, bric a brac etc.
THE SHOP IS OPEN
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15m 2 Unit - R700p.m
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082 565 8660
For the hiring of the
PORTABLE LED PROJECTOR,
HALL, FIELDS, CROCKERY,
TABLES, ETC. at / from
PORT ALFRED HIGH SCHOOL.
CONTACT: LAURA GUEST
084 607 6174
082 775 2777
DOREEN is a Malawian
lady looking for full time
domestic work. References
076 912 2916
ETHEL is looking for
part-time domestic work.
She is available on
Wednesdays and Fridays.
Phone: 078 257 5999
FUNEKA is looking for
part-time or full time
domestic work. She can
clean and iron. References
073 860 2043
LISA is looking for
part-time or full time
domestic work. She can
cook and clean.
Phone:073 568 1447
LUCY is looking for
part-time domestic work
and Fridays. References
073 937 3091
NOREEN is looking for any
kind of job for full time.
She can cook and clean.
Phone: 082 045 7488
ZOLEKA is looking for
part-time domestic work.
She is available on
and Fridays. References
071 031 0025
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to manage your
property, please call:
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All Tenants are screened and
Credit checks are done.
We update payment profile
at the national credit bureau.
Contact us for professional
and Experienced property
Contact Arlene Du Plessis
at Remax Kowie
Tel: 046 624 1110
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046 624 5222
We have a number
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046 624 5222 or
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BICYCLES, SPARES & SERVICE
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DRESSED UP AND READY: Madison Wood
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
IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE COLLEEN
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
ESTATE NUMBER 3388/2019
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
IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE
FREDERICK GAVIN GLISSON,
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
ESTATE NUMBER 3651/2019
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
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.
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
CONSOLIDATION OF ERVEN
CONSENT USE TO ERECT
SECOND DWELLING UNIT IN
KENTON ON SEA
Applicant: M.E.H. Sulter & Son Inc
14A Lands End Road Investments
Property Description: Erf 1887, 1888, 1899
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
NOTICE NUMBER: 251/2019
7 November 2019 ADV. R DUMEZWENI
APPLICATION FOR DEPARTURE
TO RELAX THE PARKING
REQUIREMENTS FROM 24 BAYS
TO NIL ON ERF 1202, ALEXANDRIA
Applicant: Lorwick Sprong
DB Investments Holdings,
Property Description: Erf 1202, Alexandria
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
MUNICIPAL MANAGER, Causeway, Port
Alfred, 6170, or emailed to townplanning@
ndlambe.gov.za 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
NOTICE NUMBER: 259/2019
P u rd o n ,
Te r r i
w e re
on at the
S t re e t
P i c t u re :
7 NOVEMBER 2019 ADV. R DUMEZWENI
(form of publication in terms of Section 38
of Act 47 of 1937)
LOST TITLE DEED
Notice is hereby given that under the
provisions of section 38 of the Deeds
Registries Act, 1937, I the REGISTRAR OF
DEEDS at KING WILLIAMS TOWN intend to
Deed of Transfer Number T74225/2006CTN
dated 21 September 2006 passed by
THE EXECUTOR IN THE ESTATE OF THE
LATE EUSTACE VAUGHAN DENSTON
Registration Number 17761/02
Identity Number 390516 0053 08 5
Identity Number 441010 5072 08 3
Married in community of property to each other
in respect of certain
ERF 3874 PORT ALFRED
Division of Bathurst
Province of the Eastern Cape
IN EXTENT 245 (Two Hundred and Forty
the same in writing with the REGISTRAR OF
DEEDS at KING WILLIAM’S TOWN within six
Dated at KING WILLIAMS TOWN on this
20 day of September 2019
REGISTRAR OF DEEDS
KING WILLIAMS TOWN
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Chills and thrills
aplenty at the
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
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,”
“We can also see that people
really put in effort in making
“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,”
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
“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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THE DAY THE NATION CAME
TOGETHER DESPITE WOES
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
A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
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
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
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,
NEXT SEASON’S RUGBY
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
PARADE ON THE SQUARE
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
Wreaths will be laid by
Makana councillors, and
representatives of local schools
and other organisations.
FOOTPRINTS FADE AWAY
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
DAMPIES SCORES A DOUBLE
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
GOOD SQUASH AT THE
Diocesan School for Girls (DSG)
was well-represented at the
Westview Dunlop Youth Squash
Open in Port Elizabeth on Sunday,
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.
CLOCKING UP THE KAYS
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.
Oxenham has one to go to the
‘magical’ 100-mark, Catherine
Deiner has three to go, and Shane
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 .
COMMITTEE IN THE VALLEY
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.
NO LONGER HERE
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.
JUNIOR STARS REWARDED
PJ Olivier’s Foundation Phase
‘Sportsman of the Year’ and
‘Sportswoman of the Year’ are
Jethro Stuurman and Madione
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 –
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
residents — f ro m
p re s e n t - d a y
soldiers and city
onlookers — will
gather on Church
Square for the
Parade on Sunday
Wreaths will be
o rg a n i s a t i o n s ,
SAPS and exservicemen
Picture: SID PENNEY
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
MARKET IN THE HALL
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.
KNIGHT AND DAY
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”.
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!”
LEADERS IN THE WATER
Matthew Hillary and Josh Cowen
are the St Andrew’s College
waterpolo captain and vicecaptain
respectively for the
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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GOLF W E E K LY
Wednesday October 30:
Sibuya Game Reserve/Arabella
Wine Individual Stableford, with
1st: George Howard - 35
2nd: Terry Counihan - 34
3rd: Andries Small - 34
4th: Leon Nell – 34
5th: Roly Clayton - 34
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:
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
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:
Sibuya Game Reserve – 11th:
The Whart Street Brew Pub – 13th:
Wimpy Longest Drive - #14th:
Royal St Andrews: Nearest the pin
for 2 on the 1st: Earl Tsolikile
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
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.
FISHAWAYS PORT ALFRED
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
LADIES’ R E S U LT S
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
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
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
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
Running out comfortable winners,
after review of their scoring
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
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
PORT ALFRED BRIDGE CLUB
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
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: www.pabridge.co.za, 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
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 email@example.com /
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
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
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
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.