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Overwhelming support

for Boks’ victory tour

MATTHEW FIELD

The streets of East London were jam-packed as residents came out to see the

victorious Springbok team Picture: SIVENATHI GOSA

Thousands of East London residents

took to the streets on Saturday to catch

a glimpse of the victorious Springboks

rugby team as they drove through the

BCM area. The visit is part of the team’s

nation-wide victory tour following

their stunning defeat of England in the

2019 Rugby World Cup finals. The tour

started in Pretoria, then went through

Johannesburg and Soweto and onto

Durban before reaching East London.

The team then visited Port Elizabeth

and finished in Cape Town.

Springbok centre Lukhanyo Am and winger Makazole Mapimpi

hold the Webb Ellis Cup aloft to great cheers from the excited

crowd, in East London, on Saturday Picture: SIVENATHI GOSA

Springbok captain Siya Kolis shows

off the highly coveted Web Ellis Cup

as the team ride through D e v e re a u x

Avenue Picture: ASHTON BOY

A Stirling Bok fan shows her support by

wearing a ‘f i e rc e - l o o k i n g ’ cape P i c t u re :

MATTHEW FIELD

Springboks scrum-half Faf de Klerk

shows off his iconic speedo as the

team passes through Stirling P i c t u re :

LEE-ANN FERRANT

The corner of Galway and Glen

Eagles roads in Stirling was

packed with supporters all

wearing their green and gold

proudly Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

Nathan Strydom, 4, watches the

Boks ride by on the shoulders of

father Ryan Strydom in Stirling

Picture: JUANITA STRYDOM

King William’s Town-born

Lukhanyo Am greets the

crowd at the City Hall in East

London during the

Springbok’s national tour

Picture: SIVENATHI GOSA


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Women injured on

St James premises

SOUNDSCAPE

Serious injury

after fall over

uneven paving

GO CORRESPONDENT

A 68-year-old Beacon Bay

woman has warned clients of St

James Hospital to exercise care

not to injure themselves on the

premises.

She recently hurt herself

there and the hospital was

completely disinterested in

assisting her in any way despite

seeing the results of a fall when

she alighted from her car in the

parking area opposite the

p h a r m a cy.

She had tripped over an upended

paving brick which was

sticking up and suffered severe

bruising to her knees, thighs and

b u t t o ck s .

The woman, who wishes to

remain anonymous, said that

when she reported the incident

to the management of St James,

she was initially told by a

sympathetic sister Tabitha le

Roux, who saw the bruises and

injury marks, that the complex

would assist her.

However, she was later told

by manager Reshma Banmali

that because there was no

record on their camera tape for

the time the incident occurred,

St James Hospital were not

interested in assisting her.

The feeling she got was that

management did not believe her

story, despite her being helped

by an assistant at the pharmacy.

The woman said it was not

surprising she wasn’t picked up

by the camera as she had fallen

behind a large truck parked

alongside the pharmacy at the

time and had remained on her

hands and knees recovering for

a short period of time.

“I then went into the

pharmacy and one of the

assistants there helped wipe my

hands which were soiled. Why

would I lie about the incident if

it hadn’t taken place?

“My husband and I have so

far spent more than R2,600 on

physiotherapists since the

i n c i d e n t ,” she continued. “And

as pensioners, we really cannot

afford such extra expenses.”

The woman’s physiotherapist

was initially shocked at the

damage done when she first

went for treatment.

She added that she and her

husband were now seriously

thinking of sueing St James

Hospital.

According to her, her

physiotherapist is also prepared

to make a statement in support

of her claim.

“Just as a matter of interest,

the complex got one of their

workers to go around the

parking areas and flatten all

paving bricks which were

sticking up shortly after we met

with the management team.

Now, why would they do that?”

DREAM TEAM: The Ann Bryant Gallery is hosting a new exhibition titled Universal Black,

which will run until November 25. The exhibition consists of a rap album of the same name

by award-winning novelist Songeziwe Mahlangu, along with paintings representing each of

the songs. Mahlangu won the Etisalat Prize for African Writing in 2015 for his debut novel,

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Joining forces pays off for dancers

AMANDA NANO

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Limitless Family brought to the

table as they competed in the

Dance Star SA qualifiers held in

Gauteng recently.

Th e

group is a

combination

of members

from

Fa n t a s t i c

Family and

Limitless Entertainment.

Fa n t a s t i c

Fa m i l y

entered into

the PnA

Ultimate

Pe r f o r m e r

earlier in

2019 and

were the

ove ra l l

senior and

open group

winners. Limitless came in

second place in the Urban

Styles Senior group category.

Choreographers for the

category were Owen Zwedala

and Jayson Jegels. Jegels is no

stranger to the dance stage,

having won the the 2018 PnA

Ultimate Performer title.

“We wanted to be as original

as possible yet unique, and

interpret the song in their dance

moves. I am grateful for the

opportunity, it was a great and

humbling experience

competing against tough

Gauteng teams,” he said.

Zwedala of Fantastic Family

said it was their first competition

on a national stage and they

were full of mixed emotions.

“It was a great experience

although we had little time to

practice. You can imagine,

coming from a township

STRONGER TOGETHER

❝ It was a great

experience although

we had little time to

practice

background to such a big stage

has been a real confidence

booster for us.”

Zwedala said they joined

forces with Limitless

Entertainment after realising

they had the same goal.

Limitless member Iviwe Bam

said it was a challenge at first to

merge together as the two

groups performed different

dance styles.

“We had four members at

the time that we entered in

March. We taught each other to

execute a near-perfect

choreography in one month,”

Bam said.

The group has qualified to

attend the Dance Star Finals in

Croatia in 2020.

Jegels entered with his dance

partner and girlfriend Nikita

Naidoo, coming third out of 18

competitors.

“Jayson choreographed our

dance. It was intricate, fastpaced

and brings something

different to the stage,” Naidoo

said.

Jegels said he was someone

who set high standards and

goals for himself, and those he

danced with.

Zwedala entered with his

partner Sibongile Stephen and

also qualified to go to Croatia.

For those who would like to

assist or enquire about their

services, e-mail

ent.limitlessofficial@gmail.com

EAST

LONDON

W E AT H E R

Keep those umbrellas handy

because there’s plenty more rain

expected this weekend.

Thursday starts off dry, but

don’t let that fool you. The

temperature maxes out at 22°C

with mostly cloudy skies. The

wind will blow through at

18km/h from the south-east.

The rain finally arrives on

Friday and interestingly, the

temperature actually increases

to 23°C. Wind speed remains

the same although it switches

even further East.

The temperature rises on

Saturday to 24°C while the rain

holds steady. The wind drops to

14km/h from the south-west.

Sunday marks the end of the

rain and by lunch-time, all that

will be left is heavy cloud cover.

Temperatures take a noze-dive

down to 19°C while the wind

increases to 25km/h.




KEEN BOK SUPPORTERS: Kempston Group staff and their families gathered in Nahoon on Saturday to join the throngs of fellow East

Londoners to welcome our 2019 Rugby World Cup Champions Picture: CAMERON KRETSCHMANN


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Double

dose of

trouble for

people of

Reeston

Residents plagued by water

woes, crumbling infrastructure

MATTHEW FIELD

As drought continues to grip the

Eastern Cape, many residents

are starting to feel the pinch as

BCM enacts increasingly stricter

water restrictions. Some

communities, however, are

being hit harder than others.

One such community is

Reeston, whose residents have

to put up with the twin

problems of restrictions, as well

as crumbling infrastructure.

The GO! & Express met with

DA councillor Bill Gould who

explained how the geography of

Reeston has led to an unequal

distribution of water.

The suburb is built on a

slope, so those who live at the

top are often left wanting due to

low pressure.

“When the water's restricted,

[the top] lose out even if [the

bottom] gets to keep their

wa t e r,” said Gould.

In addition, infrastructure is

THE HARD WAY: Two residents of Reeston carry water in

buckets from a standpipe in Rena’s Farm Picture: BILL

GOULD

often faulty, leading to water

continuously being shut off.

Reeston resident Nteto

Lawrence said the area had

been without water “since last

week” with the municipality

providing no response as to

when it will return.

This isn’t the first time this

has happened. According to

Gould, a pipe feeding into the

nearby reservoir broke down

two weeks ago, which meant

the water had to be shut off for a

number of days to enable

repairs.

“When it was fixed, I was

told that the water supply would

be returned. However, it

wa s n ’t ,” he said.

It was later discovered that

the taps allowing water to flow

into the reservoir had been

turned off.

Gould said that Reeston, as

well as BCM in general, is in

serious need of an infrastructure

upgrade to ensure residents

have proper access to water.

As the drought continues,

areas like Reeston are only

going to suffer more from the

dwindling supply of wa t e r.

“Bridle Drift Dam is now at

40%, which means we should

be going on to stage 3 water

restrictions soon,” said Gould.

He also predicted that

without significant rainfall in the

catchment area, the dam could

run dry by June 2020.

“If it doesn’t rain, we’ll have

a critical situation in six months’

t i m e ,” Gould warned.

Laliboy making

waves in the

music industry

SIVENATHI GOSA

Local singer, songwriter, and

director Mzwabantu Kanzi is

hard at work to make it big in

the music industry.

Also known as L a l i b oy,

Kanzi, who originally hails from

Engcobo, studied at Walter

Sisulu University where he

graduated in 2009 with a BTech

degree.

After g ra d u a t i o n , he began

directing theatre productions at

the university.

He not only composes and

writes songs for himself, but for

other people too.

“I direct and edit music

videos and work as graphic

designer on things, such as CD

sleeves, posters, brochures,

logos, medals and trophies.

“I have shared the stage with

respected musicians, including

Cassper Nyovest, Vusi Nova,

Naakmusiq, Kabelo, Professor,

CashTime Fam and Thandiswa

Mazwai. I would sing at various

poetry sessions alongside

Z a h a ra ,” said Kanzi.

“I am in the process of

writing and recording songs for

my ‘mix tape’ scheduled for

release early in 2020. I am

working with artists and

producers, such as Mthunzi

Ntoyi, Junior Singo, Maxhoseni,

Lance Romeo,Olothando

Ndamase, DJ Soso WaseCala

and Mavivana, among others.”

Kanzi has made

appearances on television

shows on SABC1 and e.tv, as

well as on radio stations, such as

Umhlobo Wenene FM, Ukhozi

FM and a number of community

and campus stations.

He won the Beat Magazine

❝ I am in the process of

writing and recording

songs for my ‘mix

tape’ scheduled for

re l e a s e early in 2020

SA Best performance of the year

award in 2014.

He directed and edited a

music video that featured actor

Chumani Pan, known for his

role as Monwabisi in e.tv’s

Ashes to Ashes.

In 2013, Kanzi came second

in the Macufe Fine Art

Competition. He also featured

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Schoolgirls out to

make a difference

Two work hard

to help less

fortunate kids

SIVENATHI GOSA

De Vos Malan Hoërskool

pupil Siyavuya Lento, 17, along

with her friend Lunathi Jaceni,

have recently started an

organisation called Care

Nation that will help

underprivileged children

around King William’s Town.

“Each day, I would watch my

grandmother make food for

children who come from disadvantaged

backgrounds. That

inspired me to start the

o r g a n i s a t i o n ,” said Lento.

“The main aim for this

organisation is making sure that

every child has the basic needs

in their lives met: shoes, clothes,

food and toiletries.”

Speaking to the GO!, Lento

said some children’s homes no

longer received grants, which is

why they help where they can.

Not only are they focusing

on children’s homes, but also

schools, hospitals and childheaded

homes. They are

planning to have more projects

that will help the community.

“For our first project, we

went to visit Grey Hospital

where we handed over party

packets to children and women

patients. We also visited a

school and distributed sanitary

towels. We are planning to have

more projects, but we lack

resources — but there are

people who help out which we

appreciate,” said Lento.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Siyavuya Lento, left, and Lunathi

Jaceni have started an organisation that will help

underprivileged children Picture: SUPPLIED

Farewell to Breidbach

Clinic manager

STAFF REPORTER

Last Thursday was an emotional

day for Breidbach Clinic staff,

committee board members and

the community, as they bid

farewell to operational manager

Sister Yoliswa Qamba at a

special function at the facility.

Qamba, who has been part

of the Breidbach Clinic since

April 2015, was described by

her colleagues as devoted,

passionate and strict, and

someone who always had the

best interests of the community

and clients at heart.

Qamba has found a post

closer to her home at

Empilisweni Community Clinic

in East London.

“Everyone who knows her

would agree that she is a hard

worker who is dedicated to her

job and always went the extra

m i l e ,” clinic committee

secretary Stacey Gosling said.

“We appreciate her for her

dedication, hard work,

commitment and passion to our

community, as she always went

beyond the call of duty.”

Committee chairperson

Desmond Coetzee echoed

Gosling’s sentiments and added

he still found it difficult to grasp

that Qamba would no longer be

at the facility.

“It all came to me as a shock

as I find it hard just to know that

Sister Qamba will no longer be

in her office where we engaged

on so many occasions,” he said.

“Even the day when she

called to inform me about the

sad news, it didn’t register as I

thought she was just pulling my

leg.

“We are really saddened by

your departure and will never

forget the positive changes you

THANK YOU: Breidbach Clinic operational manager Yoliswa

Qamba, right, receives a gift from colleague Brazie Genade

during her farewell function held last week P i c t u re :

DESMOND COETZEE

brought to this community.”

Prudence Perrins, one of

Qamba’s regular clients, said

she could not stop crying when

she heard the news.

“Thank you for always

showing us love, your positive

attitude towards your job has

kept us going and I can clearly

say that nursing is not just a job

to you but a calling,” Pe r r i n s

said. Qamba said the trust and

respect the community had put

in her had created a strong bond

between them, even though the

time had come for her to leave.

“My heart is still broken but

the circumstances demand I

move on and I believe I have left

my footprints,” she said.

Qamba added it was a great

pleasure working with such a

focussed and committed staff.

“Without the support of the

clinic committee, I wouldn’t

have gone so far.

“They were always kind and

generous, to the betterment of

the community.”

She also mentioned that the

community health workers at

the clinic were busy conducting

door-to-door visits for

household registrations.

“This profiling helps

with bringing services to

communities and identifying

social problems out there.

“Social workers will use the

information to manage social

problems and needs such as

households with no income

whereby grants could be

implemented or food

p a rc e l s p r ov i d e d ,” Qamba said.

Recalling one of her fondest

moments, she said: “During an

outreach to Siyathemba Village

we were called to assist a

crippled man and my tears were

rolling the moment I saw him

crawling on the floor.

“With the assistance of my

chairperson, we managed to get

a new wheelchair donated to

him from the KWT Lions Club,

who also built a ramp a few

days before Christmas.”

Breidbach Primary educators Verne Leppan,

front, and Lynize Casper show off their skills

as they paint the faces of pupils at a fun

day which forms part the school’s 40th

anniversary celebrations on the Breidbach

Sports Grounds last Friday. Rugby and

netball games between the school and St

Thomas Private School also took place and

the younger ones enjoy fun on jumping

castles and rides in vehicles provided by Baby

Swag. Event coordinator Luvern Booth said

the activities also served to raise funds for

the school. ‘The Fun Day was well supported

by parents and the community which made us

succeeded in our goal. We would like to thank

everyone for their contributions,’ said Booth.

Picture: DESMOND COETZEE

FACE PAINTING

KING

WILLIAM’S

TOWN

W E AT H E R

Brace yourselves, King, because

there’s a lot of rain heading your

way this weekend.

Th e r e ’s no rain on Thursday

but don’t worry, it’s coming.

The temperature peaks at a

cool 22°C along with heavy

cloud cover and an 18km/h

south-east wind.

Temperatures hold steady on

Friday despite the arrival of rain.

The wind speed remains

unchanged but will switch

further east.

Saturday is slightly warmer,

with a maximum temperature of

23°C. The rain continues

throughout the day as winds

shift to the south-west.

Sadly, the rain comes to an

end on Sunday while the

temperature plunges way down

to 17°C.

The wind also increases to

25km/h.


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Donation to chess club a

boost for young players

STAFF REPORTER

There was an atmosphere of

excitement at the King Chess

Club recently after club founder

Lawrence Gosling received a

much-needed donation from

the Breidbach Hub last week.

Hub secretary Sean Carelse

handed over two chess sets and

two clocks to Gosling, after

reading about the club’s plight

in the GO! & Express (Chess

club needs help with training,

equipment, November 7).

“As a hub, our purpose is to

intensify the promotion of sport

and recreation participation

where we provide information,

support and give advice on a

wide range of sport and

recreation activities to make it

easier for communities to get

involved in a more active

l i f e s t y l e ,” Carelse said.

“We were touched by the

outcry of the King Chess Club,

which is playing such an

important role within our

community and immediately

made work of it.”

He said they had

approached their stakeholder,

the Buffalo City department of

sport, recreation, arts & culture

(Dsrac), and successfully

obtained the contribution of the

chess sets with the clocks.

Gosling said he was elated

with the donation.

“The interest in chess has

grown rapidly within the

Breidbach Hub and department step in to help

THANK YOU: Breidbach Hub secretary Sean Carelse, right, hands over a chess board and

clock to King Chess Club founder Lawrence Gosling Picture: DESMOND COETZEE

community of Breidbach,

especially in the last three

months, and there was a

desperate need for more sets to

accommodate all players,”

Gosling said.

In addition to the new

equipment, the Hub also sent

chairperson Desmond Coetzee

to help the club with training.

“Coetzee committed himself

in assisting with the training of

the players and it is really a great

relief since he came on board.

“I appreciate the kindness,

support and generosity of the

H u b ,” Gosling said.

Coetzee applauded his team

for their involvement, the

department for donation and

commended Gosling for his

dedication.

“On visiting one of the

training sessions, I saw the need

to commit myself after seeing

Lawrence and his team having

their hands full with the many

players, consisting mostly of

kids ranging from 6-15 years,”

Coetzee said.

LEST WE FORGET: The 2017 Remembrance Day ceremony

held at the East London War Memorial Picture: MADELEINE

CHAPUT

Armistice Day has

SA connection

MATTHEW FIELD

November 11 was Armistice

Day, which commemorates the

official signing of the armistice

between the Allies and

Germany which ended World

War 1.

When celebrating Armistice

Day, it is customary to have a

moment of silence in honour of

all the lives lost, usually held in

the day at 11am.

Did you know that this

custom was a South African

invention? It was none other

than famous King William's

Town author Sir Percy

Fitzpatrick of Jock of the

B u s hve l d fame who inspired it.

Fi t z p a t r i ck ’s oldest son,

Major Percy Nugent Fitzpatrick,

was one of the millions of

soldiers who lost their lives

during the war. He then wrote to

King George V on October 27

1919 and asked the king to pay

tribute to all the fallen on the

anniversary of the armistice.

King George gladly agreed

and declared that “at the hour

when the armistice came into

force, the 11th hour of the 11th

day of the 11th month, there

may be for the brief space of two

minutes a complete suspension

of all our normal activities.”

For his inspiring idea,

Fitzpatrick was credited by the

king for the Armistice Day

celebration. Baron

Stamfordham, the king's private

secretary, wrote back to

Fitzpatrick saying the king “e ve r

gratefully remembers that the

idea of the two minute pause on

Armistice Day was due to your

initiation”.


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Hope Schools celebrates milestone

Founders Day

brings chance

to show off

new additions

AMANDA NANO

It was a day of great blessings

and jubilation on Tuesday as

Hope Schools celebrated their

14th Founders Day while also

showing off some of the new

additions to the school.

The day kicked off with a

guided tour by the pupils to

various departments of the

school such as the skills

development and grade R, grade

2 and grade 7 classrooms.

Skills development

coordinator Philip Wynne said

they hoped to kit out the

building as a workshop in the

near future.

“It is absolutely fantastic to

have this. You can see the huge

amount of pride for pupils with

the skills they have learnt and

the projects they have

c o m p l e t e d ,” Wynne said.

The skills development

programmes include woodwork,

metal work, plumbing,

cooking and sewing classes.

Wynne said the programmes

PROUD HERITAGE: Hope Schools board chairman Dr Alan Staples, from left, and behind him, Bernd Gombert, Ruth

Gombert and Martin Molter at the unveiling of the Sois Blessd Hall Stone at the school’s Founders Day in East London on

Tuesday Picture: AMANDA NANO

also open up a different world of

opportunities for the pupils.

The school hall, with a

dining hall on the ground floor,

is approaching completion. The

school renovations and added

facilities have been sponsored

by an anonymous German

c o m p a ny.

School board chair Dr Alan

Staples said the school had

come a long way since its

founding.

“The school hall is named

after Ruth and Bernd Gombert’s

business in Germany, Sois

Blessed (So Blessed), which sells

some of our children’s

c r e a t i o n s ,” Staples said.

Ruth Gombert said it was a

pleasure for them to be back at

the school.

“We appreciate everyone for

their dedication in creating this

space and all who made this

p o s s i b l e ,” she said.

Gombert was the guest

speaker at the 2018 Founders

Day, and had flown out again to

South Africa with her husband,

Bernd.

Guests at the event included

principals from Selborne

College, Stirling Primary and

Port Rex Technical High

schools, to name but a few.

School co-founder and guest

speaker Rev John Benn

highlighted that everyone was

on a journey to the unknown

with God.

“We had faith through the

hardships while starting the

school. We hope to move

forward but without love we

have nothing. God leaves us

with these three things: faith,

hope and love. I do hope the

greatest tradition to come out

the school is love,” Benn said.

Tokens of appreciation were

also given to all those that had

assisted with the school over the

ye a r s .

Fun activities for the pupils

included participating in an

obstacle course while their

parents, teachers and visitors

looked on.

SURPRISE SHOWER

Merrifield pupils seek shelter under umbrellas as much-needed rain falls across East London

recently Picture: TARALYN MCLEAN


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F E AT U R E

Political drama lacks depth

MATTHEW FIELD

Designated Survivor is a

political drama which seems to

be trying for a mash-up of

terrorism thriller Homeland and

the political intrigue of We s t

Wing.

While it achieves neither,

Designated Survivor’s

combination of the two results

in an interesting, if uneven,

result.

The story is centred on

Thomas Kirkman (Kiefer

Sutherland), a minor

government official who is

suddenly thrust into the role of

president when every other US

congressperson and senator is

wiped out in a terrorist attack.

The story is split into three

general threads: Kirkman trying

to adapt to his new position;

investigating the attack; and

dealing with your standard

“Scandal of the Week” f i l l e r.

Sur vivor is at its strongest

when it’s following the

investigation thread. These

moments are genuinely

interesting and involve a

number of recurring characters,

all of whom are fleshed out

pretty well.

The rest, sadly, is not as

good, especially when it tries to

tackle hot-button issues. While

the series tries to appear

nuanced, it just isn’t deep

enough to properly tackle these

problems and inevitably comes

off as a milquetoast “bothsides”

position that doesn’t offer

anything meaningful to say.

T H U R S DAY

● Enjoy qualified speakers with

the University of the Third Age

(U3A) at the St Andrews

Croquet Club hall on the second

and third Thursday of a month at

9.30am. Call 043-735-2444.

● Narcotics Anonymous at

Buffalo Flats Primary School, 84

Greenpoint Road, Buffalo Flats,

at 7.30pm. Call 083-900-6962.

● Provincial Three-Day Cricket

competition at Buffalo Park.

Border v Western Province.

Entry free.

F R I DAY

● Narcotics Anonymous at

Khanya Youth Centre, 172

Dunoon Road, Fynbos. Starts at

6pm. Call 083-900-6962.

● Dance to live music by

Quentin at Comrades Club from

8-15pm. Entry R25pp.

Bookings, 083-255-3468.

● Cansa Golf Day at EL Golf

Club from midday. R1,600 per

4-ball. Call 043-727-0120.

S AT U R DAY

● Yellowwood Forest Fare,

Morgan’s Bay, every Saturday

from 9am to 2pm.

● Centenary Tennis Club hosts

social tennis every Saturday

from 1.30pm. All welcome.

Maurice, 082-676-9708.

● Gonubie flea market every

Saturday in front of the

municipality from 8am to 1pm.

Glenda, 082-714-3390.

● Narcotics Anonymous meet

every Wednesday and Saturday

at 22 Pell Street, St Nicholas

Church, Beacon Bay, from 7pm.

Peter, 082-094-0959.

● Nar-Anon Family Group

meet on Wednesday and

Saturday at 22 Pell Street, St

Nicholas Church, Beacon Bay,

W H AT ’S ON

THE GO!

Contact the News Desk on (043)

7022048 or e-mail:

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

by Monday 4pm in publication week

at 7pm. Belinda, 083-662-3442.

● The Hemingways Mall

Community Market Shop runs

every weekend, in the Food

Court. Support local traders.

● The Support Group of

Diabetes SA EL Branch meet on

the first Saturday of every month

at the Regent Hotel’s Ocean

Terrace Room (on Esplanade)

from 2.45-4pm. Vrooda

Makhan, 083-708-0489.

● Free croquet coaching All

welcome. Linda, 083-579-

4085.

● Dance with Time is Tight at

EL Bowling Club. Cash bar and

entry is R25pp. Bookings,

Gladys 083-968-1069.

● Buffalo City Beach Festival at

the beachfront. Gates open at

midday. Call 078-677-7797.

● 32nd Gonubie 21km Coastal

Challenge and 10km Coastal

Breeze at Gonubie Sports Club

S U N DAY

● Narcotics Anonymous at

Buffalo Flats Primary School, 84

Greenpoint Road, Buffalo Flats.

Starts at 7pm. Call 083-900-

6962.

● KWT Lions Towy Run at

Malcom Andrew Centre, Dale

Fields, from 9am. Donations of

toys, gifts or funds welcome.

Enquiries 079-867-9080.

● Provincial One-Day Cricket

at Buffalo Park. Border v

Western Province. Free entry

M O N DAY

● The East London group of

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at

Catholic Church Hall, Quigney,

at 7pm. Pieter, 082 094 0959.

● AA Kayser’s Beach at the

Chapel Hall at 7.30pm. Call

082 714 9400.

● Narcotics Anonymous at

United Reformed Church,

Abdurman Road, Parkside, at

6pm. Call 083-900-6962.

T U E S DAY

● The EL Caledonian Society

Pipe Band meets on Tuesdays.

Robert on 082-897-8571 or

Stephen on 082-560-0247.

● Al Anon family group at the

Cambridge Methodist Church

7.30pm. Elsie 078-628-6311.

● EL Bridge Club duplicate

Bridge every Tuesday and/or

Saturday at 1.15pm at the Berea

Gardens dining hall. Jean on

043-735-4893.

● Scottish dancing classes from

4-5.30pm, Ham’s Club,

Selborne. Nookie, 043-726-

1100.

● Beacon Bay Bridge Club

social bridge every Tuesday and

Friday, 1.30-4.30pm at the Eden

Worship Centre, 10 Coad Road,

Beacon Bay. Olga, 083-650-

6653.

● AA Cambridge group at the

Methodist Church, 7.30pm.

Jumbo, 043-741-3685.

W E D N E S DAY

● Lilyfontein School presents

Pirates of the Curry Bean, on

until November 22. Ticket

prices vary depending on

showtime. Pre-order currie

bunnies at

kleinhans@lilyfontein.co.za.

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F E AT U R E

Be mindful of seller’s remorse

ANGUS WARREN

At times, sellers accept offers in

haste.

Recently a seller had second

thoughts shortly after accepting

a R2.6m offer for her house

from a couple, and when the

seller refused to pass transfer to

the buyers, they approached the

high court.

Three issues were raised:

● Suspensive condition – sale

of purchaser’s property?

The sale of the property was

subject to the “successful sale”

of the buyers’ property within

60 days, failing which the sale

would lapse.

The buyers “sold” their

house by entering into a sale

agreement for it and took

occupation.

But the seller argued that this

was not a “successful sale”

because the transfer had not yet

been registered at the deeds

office within the stipulated 60-

day period.

The court ruled thus:

“I cannot think for a moment

that the parties had the intention

that the [buyers] were to find a

purchaser for the property, that

they had to sign a deed of sale

after a purchaser was found; that

possible suspensive conditions

in that deed had to be fulfilled;

and that the registration of

transfer into the purchaser’s

name, all had to take place

Accepting buyer’s offer in haste could backfire

within the limited period of 60

days only...

“I therefore find that the

phrase ‘successful sale’ in the

present agreement means

nothing more than the

successful signing of a deed of

s a l e .”

Always make sure that your

intentions is clear so the

agreement is suspensive up on

the purchaser’s sale and transfer

of the purchaser’s property by

the specified date.

● Must both spouses sign if

married in community of

property?

The court held,

controversially, that “both

husband and wife have equal

capacity to perform juristic acts

and equal powers to manage

the joint estate, which powers

can in most cases be exercised

without the consent of the other

spouse”.

B E WA R E :

Those

looking to

sell their

house must

be careful

in order to

avoid

problems in

the future

P i c t u re :

FILE

www.batechubb.co.za

043 701 4500

There are conflicting court

decisions on this point so it is

always safer to ensure that both

parties sign where they are

married in community of

property to each other.

● Acceptance of the offer and

communication to the buyer?

Although the seller allegedly

called her agent 30 minutes

after signing the

agreement requesting her to

withdraw the acceptance, the

court found that “unless the

contrary is established, a

contract comes into being on

acceptance of the offer and no

communication of acceptance

to the purchaser was necessary

in this particular case”.

Be warned, and always

check your agreement carefully

and allow yourself sufficient

time to consider the agreement

and all its terms carefully before

making a final decision.

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PICTURE PERFECT

IN BLOOM

An Agapanthus variant grows in a garden on Quenera Drive

during the Gardens of East London show last week P i c t u re :

CAMERON KRETSCHMANN

Pam Golding Properties hosted their annual Gardens of East

London event, where 23 benefiting charity organisations

from East London were selected. Breath of Life foundation is

one of these, and received sponsorships from The Windmill,

Samantha Vermeulen, Chanelle Bunting, All Things Cake,

Proveg and Thomas River Historical Village P i c t u re s :

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F E AT U R E

Early detection key to

fighting prostate cancer

Movember aims to create

awareness, lower risk

Cnr Devereux and Frere Roads, Vincent

GROW THAT MO

IN SUPPORT OF

VARIOUS MEN’S

CANCERS

MATTHEW FIELD

If you’re wondering why all your

male friends and family are

suddenly sporting bushy lip

warmers, don’t worry, it’s not some

new hipster trend.

While October marked the

women-focused Breast Cancer

Awareness Month, November

marks its men-focused counterpart,

Movember, which aims to raise

awareness of various men’s health

issues, such as prostate and

testicular cancer.

One of the most well-known

features of the campaign is men

around the world proudly growing

out their moustaches in return for

donations which then go either

towards the Movember Foundation

or a similar charity of their choice.

Prostate cancer is one of the

most common forms of cancer

found in men and, as the name

suggests, affects the prostate gland,

a small walnut-shaped gland that is

responsible for producing seminal

fluid.

Like all cancers, early detection

is the best way to ensure successful

treatment so it's important to be on

the lookout for certain symptoms

which include:

● Difficulty urinating;

● Decreased force in the stream of

urine;

● Discomfort in the pelvic area;

● Bone pain;

● Erectile dysfunction; and

● Blood in the urine.

Prostate screening can also help

with early detection, although

medical organisations differ on their

recommendations and debate

continues over its potential risks and

benefits.

It’s best to discuss this with your

doctor beforehand.

However, it is advised that those

over 50 years of age schedule an

appointment.

There are a number of factors

that could increase your risk of

prostate cancer.

● Age – the older you are, the more

likely you are to develop prostate

cancer;

● Family history – if you have a

history of cancer, the likelihood of

you developing it increases;

● Obesity – obese men diagnosed

with prostate cancer are likely to

have an advanced form of the

disease that’s more difficult to treat.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is

an important step in minimising

your risk of prostate cancer.

Ensure your diet includes plenty

of fresh fruit and vegetables,

exercise at least three times a week

and maintain a healthy weight.

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Annual Quilt Show on at museum

Quilters tell

their story —

stitch by stitch

AMANDA NANO

The annual East London Quilt

Show is under way at the

Courtenay Latimer Hall at the

East London Museum, and will

run until midday on Saturday

November 16.

Hosted by the East Coast

Quilt Guild, the show is also

celebrating its 30th anniversary.

This year’s theme is “pearls”.

Per guild tradition, challenge

quilts were done by members in

keeping with the pearl theme.

Many quilts have a story

behind them, as in the case of

guild member Suzi Staines’

entry which used mostly pink

and yellow fabrics.

“My daughter Charmaine

asked me to make her a quilt for

her 50th birthday.

“She lives in the UK and I

wanted to do something with a

lot of colour.

With the unwanted and leftover

pieces of fabric, I then

created this quilt which hangs in

my bedroom,” Staines said.

The piece is titled Gust av

BOLD

DESIGN:

Suzi

Staines’

Gustav

Klimt wall

hanging

quilt

P i c t u re :

AMANDA

NANO

Klimt, named after the Viennese

painter who played a

notable role in the emerging art

nouveau movement of the early

1900s and was known for his

innovative, vibrant pieces.

Her quilt won first place in

the wall hanging category.

Staines also created a double

wedding ring pattern quilt using

reject blocks, titled Scattering

On The Beach, which

challenges and juxtopses the

beach environmental problems

of litter.

She said it was inspired by a

walk on a Wild Coast beach.

“The quilt reflects beach

textures with tiny pale pink

shells among the constant

presence of pebble.

“But there are also remains

of mankind’s watse, old tyres

lying as black scars together

with coloured plastic bags,” she

said.

A raffle quilt is still up for

grabs for one lucky person

during the show, with entries

costing R5 per person.

The show opens from

9.30am to 4pm on Thursday

and Friday, ending at midday on

Saturday. Entrance is R5.

Those interested in joining

the guild can contact the ch a i r,

Anne Attenborough, on 043-

748-1509.

Entries still open for Art

in the Park exhibition

ART ATTACK:

The Art in the

Park exhibition

will be held at

the Ann Bryant

Gallery from

November 28 to

December 1

P i c t u re :

SUPPLIED

MATTHEW FIELD

Submissions are still open for

the upcoming Art in the Park

exhibition, hosted by the Ann

Bryant Gallery and East London

Fine Art Society. The exhibition

will run from November 28

until December 1.

Artists can submit up to six

works each with no restriction

placed on theme or media.

Entries must be submitted on or

before Monday November 25.

Each entry will cost R15 for nonmembers

and R5 for members.

Entry forms can be obtained

from the gallery at

www.annbr yant.co.za.

Art in the Park promises to be

a fun-filled day suitable for the

whole family. In addition to the

many artworks on display, there

will also be food and craft stalls,

a jumping castle, face painting,

arts and crafts demonstrations

and live music. Entry is free.

For more information, visit

the Ann Bryant Gallery’s

website or Facebook page.

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that is helping 40 000 SAB employees and

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Turning a blind eye to human rights

MATTHEW FIELD

You know what, I really didn’t

want to write this editorial. I had

a lovely piece all written up

about the Springboks’ amazing

victory tour and how inspiring it

was. It was going to be a nice

break from the more serious

stuff that has been happening

lately, a respite from the often

depressing discourse.

But then deputy president

David Mabuza had to go and

open his stupid mouth and ruin

all of that.

For those of you who don’t

know, Mabuza went before the

Mabuza under fire for inaction about Uganda’s ‘kill the gays’ bill

National Council of Provinces

last week and said in no

uncertain terms that for all he

cared, LGBTQIA+ people can

go take a hike off a cliff.

When asked if he would

condemn the return of Uganda's

despicable “kill the g ay s ” bill

which introduces the death

penalty for homosexuality,

Mabuza had this to say:

“In this regard, our

government upholds the

international principle of noninterference

in the internal

affairs of other states. SA only

intervenes in situations where

parties in conflict officially

request assistance and/or

i n t e r ve n t i o n .

“You can’t put yourself to be

morally above others.”

Again, when asked if he

would condemn a country that

was literally seeking to murder

innocent people who had

committed no crime, Mabuza

chose instead to throw up his

hands and ask what all the fuss

was about.

I won’t lie to you, I am

bloody furious.

I’ve made no secret of the

fact that I am a member of the

LGBTQIA+ community in the

past, so this hits close to home.

To see an elected member of

parliament – the deputy

president, no less! - announce

to the world that not only is the

government fine with other

countries slaughtering people

like me as if we were animals

but also that WE are are the

ones at fault for complaining is

absolutely infuriating.

Just imagine for a second if

this logic were applied to

countries condemning the

apartheid regime?

If a member of parliament

were to suggest that other

countries should have “upheld

the international principle of

non-interference” and that

calling out apartheid atrocities

was “putting yourself morally

above others”, they would rightly

lose their job within the hour.

And yet here we are, where

the deputy president can openly

declare that he doesn’t care a jot

for the safety of LGTBQIA+

people and will likely keep his

job with little consequence (if

a ny ) .

S A’s constitution is unique

on the continent in that it

unambiguously supports the

rights of LGBTQIA+ people.

Combine this with the claim

from politicians that our foreign

policy is supposed to be based

on protecting human rights and

Mabuza’s position becomes

indefensible — not just in a

political sense, but in a moral

one as well.

Candle lighting

for bereaved

parents, families

GO REPORTER

The Compassionate Friends will

host their annual Candle

Lighting Memorial Ceremony in

memory of their children at the

Stirling Presbyterian Church on

Monday November 18 at

7.30pm.

“The ceremony is our way of

including our sons and

daughters, brothers and sisters

and grandchildren in

preparation for the holiday

season.

“The evening is dedicated to

t h e m ,” EL chapter leader and

international chairperson Myrtle

IN MEMORY:

Compassionate Friends will

host a candle lighting for

breaved parents on Monday

Picture: FILE

Fleming said. “This evening is a

service of thanksgiving and Rev

Ryan Watt will give the address.

“As we no longer have the

pleasure of buying gifts for our

own children, we usually ask

families to bring a gift in

memory of their child.

“This year, we are asking

them to rather fill a brown bag

with non-perishable food items

and they will be handed out to

families in need,” she said.

Candles will be available for

a donation and parents are

asked to bring a photo of their

child for the memory table.

All bereaved parents, their

families and friends are

welcome to attend.

For more information, call

Fleming on 043-721-0406/ 083-

973-6106 or Jenny Whittal on

043-741-0551/083-296-7194.

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Lilyfontein School pre-primary pupils had a

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characters recently Picture: SUPPLIED

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Clouds appear to burst out of a tree in on an

otherwise sunny day in East London P i c t u re :

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Joys, tears of sporting widowhood

CHARLES BENINGFIELD

Well, the 2019 Rugby World

Cup is finally over.

The 48 matches have duly

been broadcast, we are the

champions once again, usual

business can be resumed and

the television remote control

can at last be handed back to

the rest of the family.

My wife Naomi, bless her,

who is English, thinks nearly

everything about South African

life is wonderful but there is one

thing she has simply never been

able to get her pretty little head

around and that is our obsession

with sport.

We had three sons, all of

whom represented Border in

one sporting code or another,

and Naomi over the years has

made enough “sarmies” for

Guaging the television sportaholic’s contribution to marital strife

Selborne and Queen’s sporting

teams to feed an army but still

doesn’t know a rugby ball from

the Darktown Strutter’s Ball.

And frankly, I imagine she

couldn’t care less.

So, like television sporting

widows everywhere, she

clutched her forehead and

threw her eyes heavenward in

despair when I informed her

with eyes bright with

anticipation at the start of this

rugby competition that all 48

matches would be broadcast

live with analysis before and

after each match for good

measure.

Oh, the joys of sporting

w i d owh o o d !

Sociologists and people such

as marriage councillors like to

publish erudite papers from

time to time explaining reasons

why marriages founder.

The bar at the club would, I

think, come pretty high on the

list and the man who prefers his

beer to his boudoir, so to speak,

is likely to be heading for the

divorce court.

Undoubtedly there are other

reasons for marital strife and one

has to wonder how far up the

list is the television sportaholic.

Although many of us

males consider ourselves

reasonably controlled sports

fans, there are men out there

who turn into monsters in front

of the weekend TV screen.

During a Test match, a

normally docile and

manageable husband succumbs

to a sort of sporting madness.

A charming and affectionate

Jekyll becomes a dangerous Mr

Hyde from whom his offspring

retreat to the far corners of the

house.

As the Springboks strive to

cross their opponent’s goal-line

in yet another blood and guts

assault, the television set

becomes a god before which

the most alarming contortions

and rites are performed.

Were a stranger to whom

rugby was an unknown quantity

to see the head of the house

wailing and writhing, clapping

and jumping and swearing and

screaming in front of the little

screen, he would be duty bound

to call a doctor.

And that’s not all. When the

World Cup rugger buggers have

put away their blood-stained kit

and wives can heave a gigantic

sigh of relief and enjoy a wellearned

break from constant

instruction on the importance of

finding touch, the merits of the

substitution system, the gross

ineptitude of northern

hemisphere referees, they can

brace themselves to have runs,

wickets, boundaries and the

merits and demerits of the

review system and the

ineptitude of northern

hemisphere umpires thrust

down their throats when the

English cricket team arrive on

these shores in a few weeks

time.

Be that as it may, they can

always retire to the bedroom to

knit or consult their friendly

neighbourhood lawyer on the

best kind of divorce deal they

can get . . . or subscribe to the

“join ‘em if you can’t beat ‘em

brigade!”

Ta i l p i e c e :

A huge jetliner landed at

Heathrow Airport in London last

M o n d ay.

The four huge engines were

shut down but those at the

airport were puzzled by a

continuous whining noise.

After a thorough inspection

of the aircraft it was discovered

that it was a planeload of

whinging Poms who had just

returned from the World Cup in

Ja p a n .

DON’T BE A DRIP: Leaky taps are one of the worst

offenders when it comes to water wastage Picture: FILE

Do your part to be more water wise

MATTHEW FIELD

While the torrential downpours

this past week suggest

otherwise, we shouldn’t forget

that we are still in the middle of

the worst drought in almost 100

years. Our dams are at record

lows and there’s even rumours

of stage 3 water restrictions

being floated.

We are looking down the

barrel of our own Day Zero

event real soon, so there’s no

better time to start saving water

wherever you can.

There are a number of ways

that households can become

more water wise.

You can start by checking

your pipes for leaks and getting

them repaired as soon as

possible. We’ve all seen a burst

pipe or two flooding the streets,

so we know how much water

can be wasted through faulty

maintenance.

It’s not just your pipes you

should check, but your faucets

as well. Make sure you turn your

taps off properly when you are

done so they aren’t left dripping.

Same for your toilet cisterns.

And speaking of cisterns,

consider putting an empty

plastic bottle in yours to help

save water when flushing. It

sounds like a strange move, but

it does work.

Your garden is another area

that can use up a lot of water in

a short amount of time.

Thankfully there are a number

of ways with which can reduce

your garden’s thirst.

First, fill your garden with

indigenous plants

which are n a t u ra l l y

drought resistant so

it requires less water.

Another good

idea is to move your

more delicate plants

to a shady area to

prevent water loss

through direct

sunlight.

The next step is

to ditch the hosepipe

and pick up a

watering can. Yes, a

can is harder work

but think about all the water you

waste with a hose that is on

even as you’re moving between

plants. It’s estimated that you

can save up to 26 buckets of

water every hour by switching to

a watering can so the effort is

definitely worth it.

Rainwater tanks are a must

for anyone serious about saving

water. Rainwater can be put to

use in many different ways, such

as irrigation, laundry, and

washing dishes. However it’sa

good idea to boil it first if you

plan on using it for drinking

wa t e r.

Finally, there are a plenty of

small steps you can take that all

add up to a lot of water saved,

such as taking shorter showers,

washing your car with a bucket

instead of a hose, and only

using your washing machine

when it is full.

On their own these steps

might not seem significant, but

when combined with

everything mentioned above,

can still make a big difference.

Show respect no matter the outcome

ROY HEWETT

In the relatively short time since the

understandable and justifiable euphoria

of the Springboks being crowned

champions of the Rugby World, much

has been written, said, recorded and

celebrated in many parts of the globe,

most particularly in SA and England.

History will record that England

were comprehensively beaten by the

rank underdogs who had made

monumental strides since the dark days

of consistently woeful performances up

to a mere 18 months before.

Our victory was widely acclaimed as

the greatest in a World Cup final and

the best thing that could have happened

to this nation in these troubled times.

Many things stand out from the

sublime performance by the men in

green and gold: meticulous and inspired

planning by coach Rassie Erasmus and

his coaching staff; outstanding

leadership by first black African captain

Siya Kolisi; memorable performances by

all who took to the field on the day; a

strategy and game-plan that confounded

the opposition and many pundits; two

mesmerising tries by the Springboks,

and; humility and good sportsmanship

demonstrated by captain, coach and all

players who have been interviewed.

Sadly, this was not the case with the

runners-up on the biggest rugby stage,

and observed by virtually all rugby fans

(and others) throughout the world.

Top sportsmen and national teams,

by their very nature, provide the role

models and examples for aspirant young

enthusiasts for the future and their

conduct is widely expected to reflect

good sportsmanship, humility and

respect for opponents and the game.

How sad it was and a blight on the

reputation of the England team that all

but one of their members removed their

medals shortly after receiving them.

And to “add insult to injury”, only

one member of their team visited the

Springbok change-room to congratulate

them on their excellent win.

It seems that England’s convincing

and emphatic win over the hitherto

seemingly invincible All Blacks lifted

their confidence levels, self-belief and

expectations for the final to a place that

brooked no possibility of failure. How

wrong they were.

The character of the team was found

seriously wanting when they were

comprehensively vanquished and

seemingly ill-equipped to cope with that

r e a l i t y.

The Springboks produced a

magnificent performance and were

humble, respectful and gracious in

v i c t o r y.

England reacted like spoilt and

entitled boys, and with unsavoury

disrespect for the occasion, the sport

and the victors. Ultimately sport is about

fun, the testing and showcasing of skills

and coaching, and respect for

a dve r s a r i e s .

Victory and defeat are realities, and

the handling thereof a reflection on

character and maturity.

Perspective and guidance are

reflected in: “The moment of victory is

much too short to live for that and

nothing else.”–Martina Navratilova

“How a man plays the game shows

something of his character; how he

loses shows it all.”–a n o ny m o u s

The spoils of victory for the

Springboks include a euphoria seldom

seen in this country, at a time when it is

sorely needed.

There has been a vibrant

reawakening of the halcyon times of the

“Rainbow Nation” of Nelson Mandela.

Hope has received a timely boost

and the “Victory Parade” of our rugby

heroes through a number of cities has

been spectacularly unifying and

exceptionally well-supported.

Long may the positive spin-offs of the

achievement of coach Rassie Erasmus

and his entourage, Siya Kolisi and his

magnificent team, be enjoyed and

contribute to cohesion and hope in

South African society.

They have shown character and

respect while giving real meaning to

their rallying motif, “Stronger Together”.

Can we as South Africans live up to

it, individually and collectively?


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1100 In Memoriam

1220 Congrats / Best Wishes

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1290 Thanks

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2070 Health & Beauty

2140 Lost

2142 Found

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3060 Entertainment General

SERVICE & SALES GUIDE

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5090 Plumbing

5100 Electrical Services

5120 Building Services

5122 Home Maintenance

5160 Walls / Fencing

5190 Painting / Decorating

5210 Pools, Spas, Accessories

5260 Computer Services

5360 Garden Services

5451 For Sale

5510 Kennels and Pets

5550 Misc Wanted

5570 Removals and Storage

5630 Services Offered

5640 Shuttle Services

EMPLOYMENT

6140 Education & Training

6150 Employment Wanted

6151 Employment

6170 Estate Agents

6370 Employment Wanted Domestic

ACCOMMODATION

7020 Accomm. Off / Wtd

7060 Flats to Let

7090 Houses to Let

7151 Holiday Accommodation

PROPERTY

8010 Flats For Sale

8050 Houses For Sale

8161 Business Premises To Let

8163 Business Premises For Sale

MOTORING

9070 Used Car Sales

9440 Motorcycles

9381 Motor Sundries

9640 Vehicles Wanted

9200 Used Bakkies / Panelvans

NOTICES

11010 Legal Notices / Auctions

11030 Businesses for Sale

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PERSONAL

House Sitting

2090

HOUSESITTING: R180 per

day / night. Live in / out.

Exp. with pets, pools,

plants. Avail. from 25

Nov. Contactable ref.

Eleanor 078 215 4743.

2275

Loans & Finance

ENTERTAINMENT

Country

Sokkie

Birthday

Parties

3

Entertainment

General

Music by Ian H

16 th NOV

R40 @ 8pm

(doors open @ 6.30)

BRING OWN BAR & SNACKS

Jenny 083 948 1141

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Prepaid meters. Call

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5120

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5550

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Microwaves, washing

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5541

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R250. Please contact

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BATTERY: Scrap. R60.

Please contact 073 1944

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BOOK: Diana Princess of

Wales 1961 1997.

R200. 082 715 0121.

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As new. 11/12 yr old.

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082 715 0121.

HEALTH GRILL / BRAAI:

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for easy fat free cooking.

S/steel adjustable height.

R190. 073 176 8037.

STAMPS: First Day Cover

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Good cond. Holds

60 covers. New: R400.

Selling: R250. Phone

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STAMPS: Stockbooks for

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strips of plastic. 1x large

A4 size and two smaller

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R299.99 043 7262858.

WALKING AID with basket

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Splashing out on

Aquathon Day

Virgin Active Quigney makes waves for CHOC

SIVENATHI GOSA

In celebration of Worldwide

Aquathon Day last Saturday, the

Virgin Active Quigney indoor

swimming pool was filled with

participants who made good

use of the benefits of aqua

e x e rc i s e s .

“The main aim of the event is

to create awa r e n e s s

of the benefits one can get from

water fitness. There are so many

healing benefits — from sore

backs, hips, high blood pressure,

diabetes. It is also beneficial to

those who want to maintain

their fitness,” e ve n t

organiser Rose Hartzenberg said.

Enthusiasts who participated

in the event started off their

Saturday morning with a full

aqua fitness workout to upbeat

music.

World Aquathon Day was

celebrated in 223 venues across

72 countries.

“This is for a good cause, as

we are doing it for the CHOC

Fo u n d a t i o n ,” Hartzenberg said.

FUN IN THE POOL: Fitness enthusiasts took part in the World Aquathon Day on Saturday at

the Virgin Active indoor swimming pool in Quigney Picture:SIVENATHI GOSA

Pink Fairy, assistants

gear up for next K2K

IN THE PINK: The

Pink Fairy and his

assistants met at

Table 58 in East

London recently,

preceding the

annual Kwelera to

Kei Mouth (K2K)

mountain bike

ride on

November

23 P i c t u re :

SUPPLIED

King Classic dominates play-offs

DESMOND COETZEE

The atmosphere at the

Zwelitsha Stadium was

electric last weekend as the

top four teams of the KWT

Masters Football Association

(KWTMFA) went head-tohead

to determine this year’s

league winner.

Ginsberg-based King

Classic pulled out all stops to

emerge the champions after

winning their opener 4-0

against Tshatshu and

narrowly beating Black Eagles

5-3 in a penalty shootout after

initially drawing one-all.

A venue for the final prizegiving

ceremony is still to be

confirmed, but Classic will

receive the 2019 league

trophy, gold medals and

R2,000 prize money. Runnerup

team Black Eagles will

receive silver medals and

R1,000 while third-place

winners Peddie will be given

bronze medals and R500.

Classic captain Masixolo

Gidi was happy with the

performance of his team and

attributed their success to

hard work, dedication and

discipline.

“This was a tough season

with many more competitive

teams. After we ended in

second last year, we decided

we would treat every league

as a cup final,” Gidi said.

Their tactic worked and

they emerged from the

tournament unbeaten.

Gidi said the Super

Weekend play-offs were a

different ball game but they

had prepared in all aspects.

“We knew from the start it

would be tough and prepared

ourselves physically as well as

mentally. It paid dividends,”

said an elated Gidi.

KWTMFA general

secretary Thembani Booi

commended Classic on

winning the league and all

those who participated in the

play-offs for showing true

sportsmanship.

“All four teams have truly

proved that it was no fluke for

them to be among the top

four and produced sizzling

football action, to the

excitement of fans at the

packed stadium,” said Booi.

He said the association

was growing fast as it had

started with 12 teams last

season and increased to 16

this year.

“We have already

received application letters

from new affiliates wishing to

join for the new season and

we would like to encourage

local businesses to come on

board and invest in the

a s s o c i a t i o n ,” he said.

Rev up for classic motoring event

AMANDA NANO

The annual Kwelera to Kei

Mouth (K2K) 70km mountain

bike ride will take place on

November 23 in a bid to raise

funds for SPCA.

Mike Webb, known

affectionately as the Pink Fairy,

will ride out together with a host

of supporters for a fun ride in aid

of the East London, King

Wi l l i a m ’s Town and Stutterheim

S P CA’s expenses.

“People are welcome to

bring however much they

would like to donate to the

event. All ages are encouraged

to participate,“ Webb said.

He managed to raise R8,000

in the 2018 K2K and East

London-based entertainer Kerry

Hiles was on hand to entertain

the riders.

“Unfortunately, Kerry will

not be joining us this year. We

do however have 33 Pink Fairy

assistants who are driving the

project forward,“ Webb said.

The mountain bike race will

see cyclists travel from

Crossways Village, East Coast

Resort, all the way to the Kei

Mouth Country Club.

Some of the assistants met at

Table 58 recently and have

raised R20,000 so far. For those

willing to assist, contact Webb

on 084-5978-8254 or email

pinkfair ykwt@gmail.com

DON BRYCE

Bookings are now open for

the annual Amatola Classic

Car Run, which this year will

be held on Sunday November

24.

The popular event,

sponsored by Tiger Wheel

and Tyre, was founded in

1991 by three motoring

enthusiasts — Frikkie Viljoen,

John Small and Clive Morris

— to commemorate the

gruelling Amatola rallies of

the 1950s.

The modern-day

“Amatola” has become the

largest event on the classic

motoring calendar, growing

year by year, including entries

from as far afield as Komani,

Makhanda and King William’s

Tow n .

Anyone with an old,

classic or exotic vehicle is

welcome, and the public is

CRUISE CONTROL: The Amatola Classic Car Run has

become the largest event on the classic motoring

calendar

invited to view the cars and

see them off at 10am at The

Hub on the day.

Lunch is in Kei Road,

hosted by the farming

community and consisting of

a steak meal and dessert. The

ch i l d r e n ’s menu consists of a

burger and cooldrink.

Booking for the lunch is

essential, and this can be

done at Tiger Wheel and Tyre

on Devereux Avenue.

As in the past, the run will

start at The Hub in Beacon

Bay and there will be the

traditional coffee and

doughnuts for participants at

the start.

Registration opens at 8am.

Clubs interested in group

bookings are welcome to

contact the organiser Joyce

Hattingh.

Additional attractions are

a flea market and stalls selling

fresh farm produce. The pub

will be open to cater for the

thirsty and there will be a

lucky draw for participants.

Photographs of the cars will

be available for purchase and

may be ordered at

r e g i s t ra t i o n .

Meal tickets are on sale at

Tiger Wheel and Tyre, at a

cost of R100 per adult and

R50 per child. Registration

costs R40 per car, which

includes indemnity and

numbered commemorative

plaques for the first 120

takers.

These plaques have

become collectors’ items with

regulars.

Anyone wanting to secure

a particular number or

needing further information

can phone Hattingh at 081-

270-9612 or 043-741-2577


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Bursary opens doors

Mdantsane

star hitting his

Wits studies

for a six

SIVENATHI GOSA

While Mdantsane is known for

producing sterling boxers and

rugby players, it is rare to have

someone from the township

p l ay i n g cricket on a higher level.

But Bathandwa Isaac is

looking to change that.

Isaac’s love for the game has

eventually led him to a

Momentum 2 Excellence (M2E)

bursary programme which is

allowing him to study at Wits

University while also pursuing

his love of cricket.

“I grew up in Mdantsane at

NU13. My father was an

inspector at Inyibiba police

station in NU14. My mother

was unemployed, but she was

involved in a few community

projects and would sometimes

get paid.

Unfortunately, my father

RISING STAR: Mdantsane born,Bathandwa Isaac, gets Momentum 2 Excellence Bursary Programme where

his academic career is paid by Momentum,thanks to his cricket skills P i c t u re : S U P P L I E D

passed away in 2014, so now it

is only me, my mother and my

older brother.

“Growing up, my mother

never allowed me to play in the

streets with other children due

to all sorts of things that were

happening, such as drugs, crime

and reckless driving,” Isaac said.

Isaac’s home was located

next to the Sisa Dukashe

Stadium which helped develop

his love for cricket.

“When I started playing, it

was not that I wanted to be like

anyone. I played because I was

tired of being locked inside, so it

was an excuse for me to leave

the house.

“My first cricket bat was a

Gunn & Moore because I saw

Herschelle Gibbs hit six sixes in

a row with one,” he said.

Speaking to The GO!,

Isaac said his biggest

inspirations were Gibbs, his

former high school cricket

coach Dave Alers and

Mdantsane cricket coach

Mfundo Geget.

“When I got selected for

provincial teams, I realised I

could actually make a name for

my s e l f .

“It has opened so many

doors for me and given me so

many opportunities. I went

through Hudson Park High

School and am pursuing a

geography and anthropology

degree at Wits University

without having to pay any fees,”

said Isaac.

“Not a lot of people in SA get

opportunities like that.”

Isaac is currently recovering

from an injury that left him

unable to play for an entire year

and, due to the severity of the

injury, he did not know if he

would ever get to play cricket

again.

“This is where I started to see

the value of the M2E bursary.

It has put a lot of emphasis on

finding a balance between the

sport and academics.

“Wits has recently started a

ladies cricket club and in 2020 I

will be coaching the ladies’

team while completing my

postgraduate studies,” he said.

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