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Taking a stand against GBV

AMANDA NANO

In light of the national 16 Days

of Activism, a march against

gender-based violence (GBV)

and femicide was organised by

Miss Eastern Cape Beauty With

a Purpose in East London last

S a t u r d ay.

The march started at Trinity

Methodist Church and finished

outside the city hall.

Dozens of women showed

up wearing “black and doek” to

show their support.

Miss Eastern Cape founder

Zikhona Ngxata said the march

was led by Miss Eastern Cape

finalists.

“We need to take a stand as

women, as some did in 1956

outside the Union Buildings.

“If they could succeed with

that, the women of 2019 must

also do so to take a stand

against GBV and femicide,”

Ngxata said.

She said the march was not

against men but against GBV.

“We want to educate men

on the struggle of women after

the act [of GBV] which leaves

an emotional scar.

“We need men to be good

role models for the growing

boys and to help change the

status quo,” Ngxata said.

Amatola Water Board CEO

Miss EC finalists lead march against gender-based violence

MARCH AGAINST VIOLENCE: A march against gender-based violence and femicide was led by Miss Eastern Cape finalists and

community members in East London last Saturday Picture: AMANDA NANO

Vuyo Zitumane said enough

wa s e n o u g h .

“It is our responsibility to

hold hands and raise awareness

about this scourge.

“Violence starts at home and

it is just as important for the

mother to take care of the boy

ch i l d ,” Zitumane said.

Representing Girl Up was

Bathandwa Daniels, who said it

was time for society to step back

and reflect on the situation.

“This is a festering wound in

our society yet we continue to

carry on as if it is business as

usual. Our women leaders need

to stand up,” Daniels said.

Girl Up is a campaign of the

United Nations that helps fund

and support UN agencies that

focus on adolescent girls.

A memorandum was handed

over to the EL SAPS acting

visible policing head Lt-Col

Zimisele Nxafani.

Among the community

members at the march was the

newly appointed provincial

department of economic

development, environmental

affairs and tourism head of

department Mickey Mama.

Pastor Bathandwa Kwatsha

said though we needed to pray

for women in pain, it would not

be a sprint but a marathon to

end the scourge of GBV.

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MATTHEW FIELD

Nestled in a picturesque

corner of the Wild

Coast, Morgan Bay

serves as a popular vacation

spot for many Eastern Cape

locals.

With its relaxed atmosphere

and stunning beaches, it’s not

hard to see why it is so popular.

Sadly, the town’s

infrastructure has struggled to

keep up with the growing

demand.

In addition to regular power

and water cuts that are part and

parcel of life in SA nowadays,

basic things like roads are in a

state of disrepair following years

of neglect.

Residents are not willing to

take this lying down, however,

and have come together to do

what the municipality has been

unable to do.

Their latest success was the

resurfacing of about 200m of

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COMING TOGETHER:

Residents of Morgan Bay

opened the freshly tarred

Incarha Drive last week

Picture: SUPPLIED

road on Incarha Drive, followed

by the paving of 1,000m along

Beach Road, which runs from

the Caravan Park to the Mitford

Hotel and halfway up

Cherrywood Drive.

Many residents gave their

own funds to help, including

Llewellyn Walters, who

supplied bitumen for pothole

repairs, and Glynis Larrett, from

Independent Group, who

organised the Incarha Drive

resurfacing.

The Ladies of Morgan Bay

did their part by fundraising for

and organising the

beautification of the town, by

painting signs, planting gardens

and cleaning up sections of

overgrown bush.

In addition, two fetes were

held that raised R230,000

which, along with donations,

went towards tarring and

installing drainage on a 300m

stretch of Protea Road and the

parking space at the Top Shop.

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W E AT H E R

This weekend looks set to be mostly pleasant, with some light rain

thrown in for a bit of variety.

Th u r s d ay ’s temperature stays at a pleasantly cool 22°C, with a

25km/h wind blowing in from the northeast.

Sun showers are expected throughout the morning, so keep an

umbrella nearby.

The rain is expected to dry up by Friday though, with the

temperature rising slightly to 23°C, and the wind increasing to a

strong 40km/h.

Following an abrupt shift in wind direction to the southwest on

Saturday, things seem to calm down somewhat.

The wind is expected to drop to 25km/h, with the temperature

rising to 24°C.

Sunday sees the sun showers return, as the temperature drops to

18°C, and the wind climbs to a fresh 36km/h.


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Elegant Marisa Mkhize is

Miss Eastern Cape 2019

Buffalo Deaf Association raising

awareness in the community

AMANDA NANO

SIVENATHI GOSA

Port Elizabeth's Marissa

Mkhize was crowned

2019 Miss Eastern Cape at

a glamorous function at

Umnenga Lodge last Sunday.

Sarah Johnson was crowned

first princess and Khona Funjwa

second princess.

“The main purpose of the

event is to empower the girls of

the Eastern Cape through

leadership and emotional and

spiritual intelligence,” Miss EC

founder and chair Zikhona

Ngxata said.

During the week before the

pageant, the young women took

part in different activities such as

attending talks, with the aim of

developing their skills further.

They also got involved

in community projects, in

which they collected more than

1,000 items such as nappy

packs, baby formula, blankets,

tinned food and toys

for Guardians of Hope and

Hands of Hope.

The 12 finalists then visited

the female inmates at the West

Bank Prison.

“The girls were judged on

social responsibility and on

ambassadorship qualities.

“The main challenge we

faced was funding, as the

programme was multifaceted,”

Ngxata said.

DAZZLING BEAUTIES: The Miss Eastern Cape beauty with a

purpose pageant took place on Sunday in Cintsa. From left are

Khona Funjwa, winner Marisa Mkhize, Hlonela Njongwe and

Sarah Johnson Picture: SUPPLIED

The Buffalo Deaf Association

(BDA) held a fun-filled

educational picnic at the Ann

Bryant Art Gallery last Saturday.

The BDA seeks to ensure that

deaf communities experience

all aspects of life like any other

members of the community.

B DA’s Nomvuzo Luwaca

said it was important to create

awareness about deafness.

“Deaf people are not able to

express themselves to us hearing

people, and it is not nice to

overlook them. There are only

two schools in EC that cater for

deaf people but no colleges to

further their education.

“They have to leave the

province to advance

t h e m s e l ve s ,” Luwaca said.

She noted that with the lack

of further education options

available to the deaf

community, it often left them

stuck in low-paying jobs.

“They can easily be taken

advantage of and are also

marginalised. People easily lose

interest because they cannot

communicate with the deaf

c o m m u n i t y,” Luwaca said.

Sign language

interpreter Sabo Zifo said facial

expressions were an important

part of sign language

communication.

“You need to have a very

good memory in deaf culture as

a few signs look the same.

BUILDING BRIDGES: The Buffalo Deaf Association (BDA)

held a picnic at the Ann Bryant Gallery last Saturday P i c t u re :

AMANDA NANO

“It is also about movement,

though. You also need to focus

on the message being said and

not interpret it in your own way.

“You must be confident and

pass on the message,” Zifo said.

The GO! took part in some

of the educational activities,

which included learning basic

sign language greetings.

According to BDA, sign

language is only taught in

English, which leads to another

form of segregation between the

deaf and the community.

Yolande Nkosi and her son,

JR, guest-starred at the event,

performing a musical item on

the keyboard.

“My son is autistic and a

pupil at Parklands School. He

can listen to a song once then

play it — it is amazing.

“We want other people to be

inspired, no matter what

circumstances they face,”

Nkosi said.

BDA also run skills

development programmes,

workshops and collaborative

programmes to create

awareness and empower the

deaf and other communities to

live productively.

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King community air grievances on

poor response from local police

DPCI hosts

engagement

session with

re s i d e n t s

DESMOND COETZEE

Community members from King

Wi l l i a m ’s Town and

surrounding areas took the

opportunity to air their

grievances about the poor state

of service delivery during a

stakeholders’ engagement

session held in Zwelitsha

r e c e n t l y.

The event was hosted by the

Directorate for Priority Crime

Investigation (DPCI), in

conjunction with the Civilian

Secretariat for Police Service,

the department of safety &

liaison (DSL), the SAPS, the

Independent Police Investigative

Directorate (Ipid) and

the Private Security Industry

Regulatory Authority (Psira).

DPCI chief investigator

Edward Rasiwela spoke about

what powers the DPCI held and

TALKING TO THE PEOPLE: Judge Frans Kgomo, left, and EC provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Liziwe Ntshinga listen

attentively to the audience during a stakeholders’ session held in Zwelitsha recently Picture: DESMOND COETZEE

described the various meetings

they had held with local

communities across the

p r ov i n c e .

“We are here because we

have observed that the volume

of complaints in the region is

very low when compared to

other places,” he said.

“If you have any complaints

then you are welcome to report

it directly to us.”

Presentations from all

stakeholders then followed,

with guest speaker judge Frans

Kgomo thanking participants for

making an effort to meet with

local communities.

During an audience Q&A

session, residents raised

complaints such as poor

response time and perceived

lack of will to pursue criminals.

Frankfort resident Zimisele

Dyisi claimed that the Steve

Vukile Tswete police station

often let phones ring

u n s a n sw e r e d .

Ntshinga provided clarity

and assured the audience that

more vehicles would be added

to the fleet.

He said they would look into

the community’s concerns.

King singer nabs

Best Gospel

Artist award

SIVENATHI GOSA

King William’s Town gospel

musician Samkelo Ngqamza

walked away with the Best

Gospel Artist award at the

Eastern Cape Music Awards at

the Abbotsford Christian Centre

on Saturday.

Ngqamza was nominated in

two other categories, Artist of

the Year and Best Male Artist.

“I couldn’t believe I won.

I didn’t think I was capable of

winning because I was

nominated with one of the big

gospel artists in the province,

Khanyisa Nkantsu,” Ngqamza

said.

“I did try to push the votes,

but I wasn't expecting it.”

Ngqamza previously scored

big at the Gabriel Global

Gospel Awards, held in Port

Elizabeth earlier in 2019, wh e r e

he walked away with the Best

Gospel Album award (“KWT

gospel artist wins top award”,

June 27).

His upcoming album will be

released in 2020.

“I am so grateful to God for

being with me throughout, and

also to my supporters for being

by my side and believing in

m e ,” Ngqamza said.

KING

WILLIAM’S

TOWN

W E AT H E R

King is in for a rather warm weekend this

time around, but with some light rain

expected to cap it off.

Thursday should start off cool enough,

with a high of 23°C.

Overcast skies and a fresh 32km wind will

blow from the northeast.

Things are expected to warm up on

Friday, with the temperature rising to 26°C.

The skies will remain overcast and the

wind will increase slightly to 36km/h.

Saturday sees the temperature climb to a

scorching 29°C.

The wind will make a dramatic shift all

the way around to the southwest.

From there, the temperature is expected to

take a nosedive to 15°C, accompanied by

cooling showers throughout the day.

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PROUD ACHIEVEMENT: Thrilled King William’s Town parkrun regular

Andiswa Neer achieves a personal milestone after joyously completing her

100th run last weekend Picture: SUPPLIED


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Club brings

smiles to

little faces

Surprise visit spreads cheer

DESMOND COETZEE

The King William’s Town

All Blacks Supporters

Club brought plenty

of smiles to children at the King

Wi l l i a m ’s Town Child and Youth

Care Centre during a surprise

visit recently.

Club official Carmel

Genade said they had blessed

16 children with gifts as part of

the club’s social responsibility

p r o g ra m m e .

She said it was brought to

their attention that most of the

children had parents, but

because of poverty at home they

were cared for by the centre.

“They normally stay until

November and then most go

home for Christmas to spend

time with their families.

“I think the very little ones

normally stay throughout the

ye a r,” Genade said.

Club chairperson

Jerry Booysen said: “Kids will

always be kids and those little

smiles while handing out the

gifts were overwhelming, and

have motivated us to go out and

continue working to bring them

more cheers next year.”

UBUNTU: KWT All Blacks Supporters Club bring joy to children at the KWT Child and Youth Care Centre Picture: SUPPLIED

Buco helps bring Christmas cheer to the hungry

STAFF REPORTER

In an effort to show their

commitment to social

responsibility, Buco Hardware

& Buildware pitched in to

help at the Barry Thompson

Nutrition Development Centre

(BTNDC) in Breidbach over the

weekend.

Approximately 80 adults

and children were served

hotdogs and handed gift packs

with juice and a slice of cake, to

much excitement.

Buco branch manager

Michael Nel said BTNDC coordinator

Beverley Dickson had

approached them about the

c o l l a b o ra t i o n .

“After getting the green light

from my head office, we

planned the day together and

this is the result,” Nel said.

“We didn’t expect such a

turnout but it just shows you

how big a problem poverty is in

this area.

“What touched me the most

was the excitement and

happiness of the recipients

when they received the gifts.”

Dickson told Go! & Express

how they operated their centre

and how grateful they were for

the kindness and generosity

showed by Buco.

She said they were running

the centre with money

generated through fundraising

and this was why they had

approached businesses in town

for support.

“We are going from shop to

shop and selling food to staff

members as well as people in

the street.

“With the money generated

from this, we buy ingredients

for our soup kitchen,” D i ck s o n

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Insects busy cleaning Nahoon River

Merrifield and CBC release

bugs to help reduce pollution

MATTHEW FIELD

Back in November, the GO! &

Express reported about a

collaboration between

Merrifield College and the

Centre for Biological Control

(CBC) that saw the school

breeding specialised planteating

insects to help combat

water hyacinth in the Nahoon

River (Pupils help collect and

breed insects to clean Nahoon,

November 10).

In the month since the

project began, Merrifield pupils

and staff have been taking good

care of the 800 Meg amelus

scutellaris, also known as water

hyacinth planthoppers, which

they received from the CBS and

have seen a positive growth in

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL: From left, Merrifield College teachers Gerald White and Pauline

Wetmore, CBC PhD student Rosali Smith and CBC researcher Ben Miller Picture: SUPPLIED

insect numbers, thanks in part to

the warmer summer weather.

The school’s first batch of

insects was released recently,

along with another 12,000

insects released by the centre.

However, the CBC said it

could take years before any

impact became visible.

The insect population needs

time to grow and efforts are also

needed to reduce the level of

pollution in the river.

Merrifield and the CBC are

hoping to release a new batch of

insects every week in 2020.

PLAYING AROUND

S A N TA’S HELPERS

IN THE JUNGLE: The middle aftercare at Hudson Park Primary School recently installed a new

jungle gym, which is sure to entertain the pupils Picture: SUPPLIED

IN CHARACTER: Pupils from Stirling Primary School get ready backstage for their foundation

phase Christmas Concert Picture: SUPPLIED

GOING GREEN

WATER-WISE: Lilyfontein School recently planted a new water-wise garden containing

indigenous plants, with the help of Sandy Tidbury, Lee-Ann Geldenhuys and the school’s

dedicated ground staff Picture: SUPPLIED


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‘Ghost Wars’ ghostly, or just ghastly?

Good name, poor execution

MATTHEW FIELD

“Ghost Wars” is one of those

shows where you know the

whole reason it exists is

because a producer came up

with what they thought was a

really cool name and only then

started thinking about

something to attach it to.

The story takes place in a

small island town in Alaska and

follows Roman Mercer, a young

psychic who has the ability to

communicate with ghosts.

When a lab’s experiment

goes horribly wrong, a portal to

the netherworld is ripped open

and an army of evil undead

spirits begins to invade.

It reads like shlock B-Horror

and for the most part it is, right

down to the casting of freaking

Meat Loaf as a main character.

While the cast gives it their

best shot, I think the show

would have been a lot better if it

didn’t take itself so seriously. As

it stands, it often ends up being

more melodrama than drama.

There are some sparks of

brilliance, however. There’sa

running subplot about the

ghosts manipulating the townsfolk

through hallucinations,

which becomes a major plot

point near the end.

The show does use this

effectively and while it isn’t

exactly a major twist, it is still

pretty gut-wrenching to watch

the characters realise how badly

they’ve been tricked.

Sadly, this doesn’t save the

series. It ends on a cliff-hanger

for a second season that will

never come because it was

cancelled shortly after release.

W H AT ’S ON THE GO!

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by Monday 4pm in publication week

T H U R S DAY

● The University of the Third

Age meets at the St Andrews

Croquet Club hall on the second

and third Thursday of the month

at 9.30am. Each meeting has a

qualified speaker. R10 for

visitors, tea/coffee served. Call

043-735-2444 for information.

● Narcotics Anonymous meets

at Buffalo Flats Primary School,

84 Greenpoint Road at 7.30pm.

Call 083-900-6962

● Sheer Magic at the Guild

Theatre. Master illusionists

Bryan King and Gary Rusch

perform until December 21.

Tickets R50 for adults, R40 for

children and infants enter free.

● Carnival Sideshow & Other

Magical Things at the Arts

Theatre until Friday. Brendon

Peel joins Li Lau for a

spectacular show. Tickets

available at quicket.co.za

● Rodgers and Hammerstein's

Cinder ella at the Guild Theatre

until Saturday. Tickets available

from computicket.com

F R I DAY

● Narcotics Anonymous at

Khanya Youth Centre (next to

the fire station), 172 Dunoon

Road, Fynbos. Starts at 6pm.

Call 083-900-6962.

● Come Dine and Dance the

night away on EL’s best dance

floor. Entry R25pp. Bookings

and info at 083-255-3468.

S AT U R DAY

● Yellowwood Forest Fare,

Morgan Bay, every Saturday

from 9am to 2pm.

● Centenary Tennis Club hosts

social tennis every Saturday

from 1.30pm. All welcome. Call

Maurice, 082-676-9708.

● Gonubie flea market every

Saturday in front of the

municipality from 8am to 1pm.

Call Glenda, 082-714-3390.

● Narcotics Anonymous meets

every Wednesday and Saturday

at 22 Pell Street, St Nicholas

Church, Beacon Bay from 7pm.

Call Peter, 082-094-0959.

● Nar-Anon Family Group

meets Wednesday and Saturday

at 22 Pell Street, St Nicholas

Church, Beacon Bay from 7pm.

Call Belinda, 083-662-3442.

● The Hemingways Mall

Community Market Shop runs

every weekend, downstairs in

the Food Court. Support local

traders. We have a range of

clothing, accessories, shoes.

● EL branch of Diabetes SA

meets first Saturday of the

month at the Regent Hotel’s

Ocean Terrace Room from

2.45pm. Call Vrooda Makhan,

083-708-0489.

● Rob and Linda will be

available for croquet coaching

at Cambridge Bowls and

Croquet Club from 1.30pm

every Saturday. All training

sessions are free and practice

equipment (mallets etc) are

available on the day. All

welcome. Call Linda, 083-579-

4085, for more info.

● Gonubie Christmas Market

outside the municipal building

on Main Road, from 8am to

2pm. Wide variety of stalls on

offer, stall fees go towards

Gonubie Protect. Free entry.

● BMSC Border 100 at EL

Grand Prix Circuit. Races start at

9.30am. Info at office@

bmsc.co.za or 043-736-4023.

S U N DAY

● Narcotics Anonymous at

Buffalo Flats Primary School, 84

Greenpoint Road, Buffalo Flats.

Starts at 7pm. Call 083-900-

6962.

● Jesse Clegg Live at Emerald

Vale Brewery. Tickets available

at computicket.com

M O N DAY

● The East London group of

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at

the Catholic Church Hall,

Quigney at 7pm. Call 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.

Starts at 6pm. Call 083-900-

6962

T U E S DAY

● The EL Caledonian Society

Pipe Band meets on Tuesdays.

Call Robert, 082-897-8571, or

Stephen, 082-560-0247.

● Al Anon family group at the

Cambridge Methodist Church,

7.30pm. Call Elsie, 078-628-

6311.

● EL Bridge Club duplicate

Bridge every Tuesday and/or

Saturday at 1.15pm at the Berea

Gardens dining hall. Call Jean,

043-735-4893.

● Scottish dancing classes from

4pm to 5.30pm at Ham’s Club,

Selborne. Call Nookie, 043-

726-1100.

● Beacon Bay

bridge club social

bridge every

Tuesday and Friday,

1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Meet at the Eden

Worship Centre, 10

Coad Road, Beacon

Bay. Call Olga on

083- 650-6653 or

Heather on 043-

748-1465.

● AA Cambridge

group at the

Methodist Church,

7.30pm. Call Jumbo

on 043-741-3685.

● N a rc o t i c s

Anonymous meet

every Tuesday at

7pm at 7 Hebbes

Street, Cambridge

Baptist Church. Call

Peter, 082-094-

0959.

● Nar-Anon Family

Group meets every

Tuesday at 7pm at 7

Hebbes Street,

Cambridge Baptist

Church. Call

Belinda, 083-662-

3442.

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Buyel’ekhaya festival set

to stage big SA names

EL to host

11th annual

music event

SIVENATHI GOSA

Some of the hottest music

acts in the country will

entertain revellers at the

11th annual Buyel’ekhaya Pan

African Music Festival at the

Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium on

S a t u r d ay.

From afrosoul to amapiano,

hip hop to house and gqom,

2019’s musical mix is designed

to delight.

“B u ye l ’ekhaya was

established in 2009 in East

London with a simple vision: to

turn the Eastern Cape into the

Cultural Mecca of SA.

“Each year, the country’s

finest kick off the holiday season

festivities with their display of

excellence on stage and at the

music and fashion workshops

and fashion show

b e f o r e h a n d ,” festival founder

and director Nomahlubi

Mazwai said.

“The festival provides

extensive socioeconomic

benefits for the region, which is

why we also focus on

developmental workshops for

locals in order to ensure various

demand-supply gaps in the

creative arts industries are

n a r r ow e d ,” she said.

Xitsonga artist Sho Majdozi

and kwaito star Busiswa will be

some of the big names who will

grace the stage on Sunday.

“This is a big one for

B u ye l ’ekhaya and I’m proud to

be booked there. We will have

to give the performance of a

l i f e t i m e ,” Majodzi said.

She said she wrote a lot

about heartbreak and things she

could not control or change.

“Music is an outlet to let out

my frustrations and turn it into

something good.

“I’ve changed up my

melodies, while still staying

authentic to my sound and

STAR POWER:

Sho Majodzi is

one of the artists

who will perform

at the annual

Buyel’ekhaya Pan

African Music

Festival at the

Buffalo Park

Cricket Stadium

at the weekend

Picture: SUPPLIED

elevating it further. I’m excited

to be performing at the festival,

as it will be my third time there.

“People come out in big

numbers and the fact that it’s in

my home province and they

understand every word I

perform will see them sing

a l o n g .”

The gates open at midday,

and tickets start from R250 per

person.

STOCK UP: BCM is urging residents to be prepared for water

cuts on Thursday and Friday Picture: FILE

BCM warns of water cuts

on Thursday and Friday

MATTHEW FIELD

Buffalo City Metro residents

have been urged to prepare for

water cuts on Thursday and

Fr i d ay.

The cuts will be

implemented to allow

for maintenance of the

Umzonyana waterworks plant

in Scenery Park, and will lead to

widespread low pressure and

no water to some high-lying

areas of greater East London.

The municipality has asked

residents to store emergency

water to be used during this

period and has also advised that

all taps be fully closed because

water will be restored without

further notice.

BCM spokesperson Samkelo

Ngwenya said Thursday’s cuts

would affect the greater East

London area including Gonubie

and Mdantsane, and could carry

on to Friday if unforeseen

circumstances arose. Ngwenya

asked residents to have buckets

of water on standby for the

duration of the water shut-off.

He also reminded residents

that BCM is currently under

stage three water restrictions,

and said the municipality

needed to reduce water

consumption by at least 35%.

Under stage three, the

following restrictions apply:

● Residents must use nonpotable

water for gardening.

● Watering or irrigation with

municipal drinking water is only

allowed before 9am or after

6pm, for 30 minutes only.

● Washing or hosing down of

hard surfaces such as pavements

is forbidden and residents must

have written permission from

BCM to refill or empty their

swimming pools.

● Rainwater or grey water (dirty

water without chemicals) must

be used for flushing toilets.

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Loaves and Fishes honours centres

Early childhood development practitioners grateful for assistance

AMANDA NANO

The Loaves and Fishes

Network held their annual

prize-giving in East

London last Friday, where

various early childhood

development practitioners and

centres were honoured.

The awards are aimed at

women who have initiated and

run crèches in the area.

Loaves and Fishes aims to

assist children in need through

various programmes. It also

provides practitioners with key

information through incubating

and skills transfer programmes

that can be incorporated into

their educare centres.

Loaves and Fishes general

manager Pateka Mtintsilana said

the day was meant to celebrate

the network’s practitioners and

parents.

“We are here to celebrate

the safe hands that guide the

ch i l d r e n ,” Mtintsilana said.

“This is also to say thank you

for caring for our children in this

tough world and making the

lives of the children better.”

Scenery Park-based Future

Generations Daycare

Centre owner Dunyiswa Sijobo

could not contain her joy at

being included in the

programme in 2019.

“I am grateful for the

education I received from

L A F N ,” Sijobo said.

“I also received educational

toys for my children for the first

time, and I got a lot from the

network, and without you, I do

not know where I would be.”

Loaves and Fishes

treasurer Charl Herselman said

it had been a tough year

financially but they had

managed to do a lot with the

little they had.

CARING FOR CHILDREN: Ntombohlobo Dlulani, left, receives

her Level 1 Early Childhood Development certificate from

Loaves and Fishes network board member Ntombazana Botha

Picture: AMANDA NANO

Little Angels Educare’s

Pumla Notyeke said they were

well-equipped to deal with the

holistic development of a child.

“I have learnt how to recycle

ordinary household items into

something safe that can be used

in educare,” Notyeke said.

SHARING THE LOVE

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Transnet committed to growing port

TNPA has several projects

under way to upgrade facility

MATTHEW FIELD

Transnet National Ports

Authority held an address

at the Buffalo City

Investment Conference in East

London recently, where it

reaffirmed its commitment to

investing in further development

of the Port of East London.

Port manager Sharon Sijako

said the port covered 1.3-

million square metres and had

an asset base of R3.3bn.

“The Port of East London

remains a vibrant trade gateway

that is involved in all sectors of

the economy,” Sijako said.

“The port is geared to

support the city’s positioning as

a manufacturing hub.”

TNPA has a number of

projects under way relating to

East London’s port, including

refurbishing the dry docks,

reconstructing Quay 3 and

replacing the Buffalo Bridge.

The port serves a vital

economic role, handling the

import and export of several key

commodities.

These include automotive

components and vehicles,

liquid bulk fuel and dry bulk

grains like wheat and maize.

“We as the port have raised

the case for expansion of our

automotive terminal, maritime

engineering and maritime

commercial activities in the ship

repair precinct.

“We are well aware the

potential to grow volumes and

expand business at the port

hinges on our ability to

accommodate larger vessels

through deepening and

widening of the entrance

channel with related berths and

t e r m i n a l s ,” Sijako said.

❝ The Port of East

London remains a

vibrant trade

gateway that is

involved in all sectors

of the economy

DEVELOPMENT FOCUS:

Port manager Sharon Sijako

at the Buffalo City Investment

Conference Picture: SUPPLIED

ROAD TO PROGRESS

GETTING THERE: BCM mayor Xola Pakati officially opened the first section of the Qumza Highway in Mdantsane on

Tuesday, following roadworks which began in September 2018. The project is part of the metro’s vision to grow the

city's economy by making a visible investment in infrastructure. This newly opened section will ease traffic flow

between Mazidlekhaya in NU 12 and the cross road in NU 9. This project is expected to be completed by March 2021

Picture: SUPPLIED

HELPING HANDS

WORKING TOGETHER: East London-based

non-profit organisation Banele Lloyd Alidz

Foundation (BLA) recently cheered Tsaba

village resident Wellington Cemfu, 70, by

donating groceries and painting his home.

Cemfu is wheelchair-bound, lives alone and

is dependent on social grants. BLA has

adopted Tsaba as its new home and is

planning to assist Cemfu to start farming

next year. From left, Banele Melaphi, Alindile

Mbila, Wellington Cemfu in the wheelchair,

Luntu Siximba, Ntombifuthi Nkonyane,

Nobendiba Veli and Lonwabo Gebhuza

Picture: SUPPLIED


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Glitz and glam at fashion show

GOLDEN YEARS

Buyel’ekhaya to

join emerging

and established

local designers

AMANDA NANO

The fourth annual Buyel’e k h aya

Fashion Show is upon us

and East Londoners will be

privy to the all the glitz and glamour

as it takes place at The Venue at

Hemingways Mall on Friday

e ve n i n g .

The event will see emerging

designers and firm industry designers

showcase their garments.

Internationally-renowned Eastern

Cape knitwear designer and

MaXhosa founder Laduma Ngxokolo

is no stranger to Buyel’e k h aya ,

having been part of the 2017 event.

On Friday, his summer collection

will be on the runway.

“It is exciting and I hope to

inspire the emerging designers and

showcase evolution,” Ngxokolo

said.

“Hard work is the only way to

multiply your work and business

acumen is important.

“If you do not have business

acumen, it makes you dependent on

people and will hinder you from

doing things by yourself.”

Ngxokolo said his mother had

been a big influence on him.

“She was an entrepreneur in the

‘80s but could not enjoy the fruits of

her labour.

“I want to fulfill her aspirations

and also change how we are looked

FASHION FORWARD: MaXhosa founder Laduma Ngxokolo is one of the headliners for the fourth annual

Buyel’ekhaya Fashion Show Picture: SUPPLIED

at as amaXhosa and Africans. That is

what keeps me going,” he said.

Walter Sisulu University (WSU)

second year fashion design

student Sinalo Tshaya is excited to

showcase two of her garments at the

f e s t iva l . “I have finished making my

first garment and am now putting the

finishing touches on my second.

“I could not find the fabric I

initially wanted to use, so I opted for

a lighter material which is not

difficult to work with.

“I also learned the importance of

communication in sharing your

vision for your designs,” she said.

Tshaya was one of the 10

emerging designers chosen to take

part in the Buyel’ekhaya Fashion

Development programme in

November (Designers have eyes on

Palesa internship, October 17).

East London local and popular

actor and presenter Moshe Ndiki will

once again MC the showcase. “Th e

purpose of the showcase is to create

a platform for exposure of emerging

Eastern Cape designers through the

power of association with renowned

brands, as well as to complete a

holistic developmental experience

for them, providing critical

e x p e r i e n c e ,” B u ye l ’ekhaya founder

Nomahlubi Mazwai said.

The event is open to everyone

and starts at 6pm.

FRUITFUL LIFE: Congragulations to Selwyn

and Aletta Reabow, who celebrate their

50th wedding anniversary on Friday. They

were married on December 13 1969 at the

Dutch Reformed Church, East London.

They are proud parents of three children

and six grandchildren. Picture: SUPPLIED

Bikers spread love

AMANDA NANO

The Biker’s Church in Gonubie hosted a thrift

shop last Saturday to raise funds for their various

community projects.

“Money raised will go to Guardians of Hope,

who we’ve had a partnership with for a few

months, and also to our internal ministry called

Love Boxes,” said organiser Beth Meyer.

The Love Boxes ministry assists church

members who are going through rough times.

Guardians of Hope’s housemother, Elaine

Brenkman, said: “We are so happy for the love,

care, prayers and emotional support from a

lovely bunch of people.”

Guardians’ “Happy Birthday, Jesus” party will

be held at the church on December 22.


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Stage 6 was a

long time coming

MATTHEW FIELD

“Hello darkness, my old friend”

— Simon and Garfunkel.

The best description of the

recent load-shedding

announcements that I’ve seen so

far comes from Ed Stoddard and

Marianne Merten in the Daily

M ave r i ck : “Welcome to stage

six of hell.”

In case the latest power cuts

have left you unable to read the

news lately, Eskom announced

on Monday that the country

would now be subjected to

stage 6 load-shedding.

Even worse than the

announcement was the

reasoning behind it, or rather

the lack of reasoning.

At first, Eskom tried to lay the

blame on rainy weather making

their coal wet.

Once it became clear that

people weren’t going to accept

crippling power outages

because of Eskom not knowing

what a tarpaulin is, they

switched tactics and have

settled on the more vague

“shortage of capacity”.

A post on Eskom’s Facebook

page released on Monday

evening said technical problems

at the Medupi Power Station

were now to blame.

Of course, this only made

matters worse since, mere hours

before, President Cyril

IN THE DARK: Eskom’s latest announcement of stage 6 load- shedding is a major blow to SA’s

already battered economy Picture: FILE

Ramaphosa released a

statement about his visit to

Medupi, touting the power

station as a major success.

In the end, I guess it doesn’t

matter what excuse Eskom

comes up with.

The sad truth is that stage 6

was probably inevitable.

What’s happening now is the

end result of decades of

ineptitude, corruption and

maladministration, not just at

Eskom but in all SOEs.

While it’s true that Jacob

Zuma’s nine-year reign as a

glorified mafia boss did us no

favours, let’s not forget that the

government has known since

Thabo Mbeki’s administration

(and possibly earlier) that Eskom

was in a tight spot and would be

unable to meet growing

electricity demand.

However, they chose to

ignore the warnings and never

invested the necessary resources

to expand and upgrade the

national power-grid.

And let’s not even get started

on the failure to start

transitioning towards renewable

energy in the face of the

worsening climate crisis.

In the end, stage 6 loadshedding

is the culmination of

decades of poor decisionmaking

and corruption finally

coming to a head.

It comes at a horrible time as

well (not that there’s any “good”

time for it) since our economy

seems to be on the fast track

towards recession and can’t

afford a massive blow like this.

Something needs to be done

quickly if there’s any hope of

fixing Eskom’s shambling state

or else the results could be

unimaginably destructive.

Wise words from a judge to young drug offender

REFLECTIONS

Charles Beningfield

For most of us, the upcoming

festive season break is an

opportunity to take a wellearned

reprieve from the daily

grind.

But for a certain component

of the younger generation, the

“silly season” is merely an

excuse for non-stop partying

where drugs and liquor are the

order of the night.

One reads about bad

behaviour, drunk driving and

assault by these kids on a daily

basis in the newspapers.

SA judges and magistrates

often come up with apt

sentences for misdemeanours

that seem to peak at this time.

Today, I would like to repeat

the comments by a judge when

sentencing a youth to a term of

imprisonment for drug offences.

“Do you know who is going

to serve this sentence?

“Not only you, but your

father and mother will also serve

it. Your body is in the cells for a

year, but their souls will be

tormented for a lifetime.

“I have not spent one cent

bringing you up. I don’t know

you from Adam, but your father

and mother have put their lives,

their hearts, their sweat, their

money and everything else they

have into making you a worthy

citizen of this country.

“Now they have to sit in this

court and listen to a total

stranger, who had nothing to do

with your upbringing, scold you

and put you in prison.

“This is a period when

frivolous kids like you are

yelling ‘You adults have your

alcohol, we want our drugs. You

have polluted our water and air.

“‘You have polluted this and

that’ and the rest of the rubbish

that comes out of your mouths.

“I want you to think of this

during your time in prison and

the reason why I say it.

“If you are sick, a doctor will

treat you and he won’t be high

on drugs.

“The lawyer who represents

you won’t be high on drugs and

the people in whose custody

you will be in won’t be high on

drugs.

“Your scientists are not on

drugs and neither are your

legislators or your engineers

who build the bridges you drive

across and the tunnels you drive

through are on drugs.

“And neither are those who

build the planes you fly in and

the cars you drive.

“But in the world of the

future, the same may not be

true. Teachers, doctors, lawyers,

legislators, engineers . . .

the products of a drugorientated

generation may well

be high as kites.

“You won’t know to whom

to send your children or in

whom to trust your life.

“Let’s see what kind of life

you leave your children before

you talk about the world we left

to ours.”

MUSIC MAESTRO

WOMAN ON TOP: East London singer-songwriter and composer Msaki made BCM proud at

the recent Mbokodo Awards in Johannesburg, walking away with the Mbokodo Music Award.

The awards were established in 2011 and aim to celebrate women in the arts and their efforts to

promote arts and cultural heritage Picture: SUPPLIED

TINNED CHRISTMAS

TREE FOR PETS:

The East London

SPCA is calling

on residents to

donate canned

pet food this

festive season to

help build their

‘Tinned Food

Christmas Tree’.

Donations can be

dropped off at

the SPCA

premises or at

the SPCA Charity

Shop P i c t u re :

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CLASSIFIED

INDEX

DOMESTIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

1010 Births

1040 Engagements

1050 Marriages

1070 Deaths

1100 In Memoriam

1220 Congrats / Best Wishes

1230 Birthday Greetings

1290 Thanks

PERSONAL

2070 Health & Beauty

2140 Lost

2142 Found

ENTERTAINMENT

3060 Entertainment General

SERVICE & SALES GUIDE

5010 Education & Tuition

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

2

PERSONAL

Personal

2230

HOME MOVIES 8mm/VHS

put on DVD. Cassettes

or LPs put onto CD.

Tel 043 748 3721 Mike

2275

Loans & Finance

Contact

Wezley

for all your

classified

advertising

needs

043 702 2048

Country

Sokkie

Birthday

Parties

CLASSIFIEDS

Phone: 043 702 2048

Fax: 086 545 2648

E-mail: wezleys@arena.africa

3

ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment

General

Boeremusiek

Pop

Sokkie

Music by Ian H

14 th , 21 st , 28 th and

4 th JAN @ R40 @ 8pm

31 st DEC @ R50

(doors open @ 6.30)

BRING OWN BAR & SNACKS

Jenny 083 948 1141

5

3060

SERVICES & SALES

GUIDE

5100

Electrical Services

:

Registered, reasonable,

reliable. Domestic fault

finding, repairs, extensions,

alterations. COC's.

Prepaid meters. Call

Derek on 082 557 4099

5550

Misc. Wanted

LEE- buy quality

used clothing, bedding,

linen, curtaining, shoes

and much more. Tel:

Lee-Anne 043-7426546

5550

Misc. Wanted

ALL military items, badges,

medals, paperwork &

anything old and interesting.

Old coins & bank

notes all countries.

Phone Zane 0827564133

5560

Repair / Services

5541

ELECTRIC WOK: 6L. New.

Deluxe model in its original

box. R299. Tel 043

748 3721

FURNITURE: Bar stool with

padded seat and back

rest (gas lift); Wooden TV

Stand with shelves.

R149,99 each. 082 648

4316

FURNITURE: Coffee table;

Office chair on castors.

R149,99 each. 082 648

4316

FURNITURE: Headboard

(2,4m long, padded,

pink); Video machine in

working order. R149,99

each. 082 648 4316

Under R300

JEGGINGS

FRIDGE REPAIRS Regas

and repairs done on site.

Washing machines,

stoves. Call Hendrik

072 368 3030.

SEWING MACHINE repairs

& services. All makes.

Industrial, domestic. 082

746 6023.

FURNITURE: Small kitchen

cupboard; Small chestof-drawers.

R149,99

each. 082 648 4316.

HABERDASHERY: Zips -

20x various lengths and

colours. R35 the lot; Material

off-cuts. Boxful.

R50. 083 55 33455.

VINCENT: Large 2 b/room,

kitchen, open plan, toilet,

bth, study, carport, secure,

incl water / lights /

wi-fi / DStv. R8,000. 083

6588 538 / Av 01-01-

2020.

18

5541

leather-look,

black. New. Size S R120.

Tel 043 748 3721

OVEN: Eye level oven,

working condition without

plates. R299.95. 084

7425 476

RADIO / CD PLAYER:

Working order. R200.

073 7747 227.

SCATTER CUSHIONS x6

Under R300

with satin covers. R180

the lot. Phone 082 264

A PAIR ROLLER BLADES 9421.

Shoe size 1-3. Good

condition R150.00 onco SHOES: Men's size 8.

Tel 043 748 3721

Black. R250. 083 55

33455.

BAR STOOL: Aluminium

bar stool. R200. 073 TELKOM HOUSE PHONE:

7747 227.

R80. 073 774 7227

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Reservoir Mews welcomes new astro turf

Complex

catering for

various sports

aims to serve

youth

AMANDA NANO

Residents of Reservoir

Mews in East London can

now enjoy their new

astro turf facility after it was

officially opened last Thursday.

Own Haven Housing

Association managing

director Andrew Wiseman said

the aim of building the astro turf

was to create a space where

youngsters could be active and

entertained.

“We saw something similar

in Cape Town and thought to

introduce it here.

“It is a functional space

where we hope to create a

league with the other Own

Haven developments,”

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Reservoir Mews (yellow) and Haven Hills play a friendly match at the opening of the new astro

turf Picture: AMANDA NANO

Wiseman said.

He also said their

developments were about

converting houses into homes,

to create something unique.

After the enclosed astro turf

was opened, soccer teams were

formed to play against each

other from the various

developments under Own

Haven. Nkcubeko Rabaza, 16,

was excited about the new turf.

“We would often play at Jan

Smuts Stadium or play at the

netball court here at the

complex when it is available but

now we can play here and

p ra c t i s e .

“I am looking forward to the

competitions that we will have

here in the future,” Rabaza said.

Strict access control will be

enforced in order to

prevent noise complaints.

The complex already boasts

beautiful lawns, a netball court

and picnic areas to create a

homely atmosphere.

According to Own Haven

management, the cost of the turf

was R650,000, with Beka

installing electricity and JEB

Power fitting the lights.

ON THE RIVER

GOOD JOB: The Selborne College crew came 13th overall at the recent SA Schools Boat Race

held at the Kowie River

ENDING ON A HIGH: Members of the The King William’s Town Masters Football Association

attend the stunning awards ceremony last week Picture: SUPPLIED

Glitzy awards ceremony ends

busy season for King Masters

DESMOND COETZEE

The King William’s Town

Masters Football Association

KING OF THE MOUNTAIN

ON TOP: Oxford Striders

runner Kurt Leibach emerges

as champion of the Hogsback

King of the Mountain race

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hosted their annual prize-giving

at the Steve Biko Centre in

Ginsberg last Friday night.

The glittering event saw

clubs, officials and players

acknowledged for their hard

work and commitment to the

association during the season.

Season winners King Classic

walked away with the League

Trophy, as well as

the Ambassadors Award.

Black Eagles took second

place and scooped the Sport

Development Award for their

consistency in growing youth

teams, while third prize went

to Tshatshu.

KWTMFA founding

members Vumani Mazwi and

Desmond Coetzee were

presented with certificates in

honour of their continued

commitment to sport

development in the region.


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Athlete needs

help getting to

race in Slovakia

Mdantsane triathlete in need of R40,000

❝ I am currently raising

funds for the race as

it will cost me

R40,000 including

flights, visa,

accommodation

and entry

SIVENATHI GOSA

Mdantsane

athlete Sikelela

Kakele will be going

to the Triathlon World Championships

in Slovakia in 2020.

Kakele qualified for the

70.3km race after finishing

eighth at the Challenge Cape

Tow n earlier in 2019.

“I am currently raising funds

for the race as it will cost me

R40,000 including flights, visa,

accommodation and entry.”

The GO! previously reported

(“EL sportsman plays it

f o r wa r d ”, June 27) that Kakele’s

passion for triathlon had grown

so much he is now training four

young boys in the sport.

“I raise funds by having

swimming lessons for both the

old and young at the Joan

Harrison Swimming Pool. Last

year I had a BackaBuddy

account but that didn’t go well,

so I have chosen these lessons

i n s t e a d ,” said Kakele.

He is currently focusing on

next year’s Ironman Challenge.

“Though I am focusing on

the Ironman Challenge, I train

six days a week. I focus on my

diet too.

“The way I am preparing

myself is helping to improve my

times and my cycling speed,” he

said.

IRON MAN: Local

triathlete Sikelela Kakele is

raising funds to compete in

the triathlon World

Championships in Slovakia

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