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DANGEROUS CONDITIONS

JON HOUZET

The DA says it will not

hesitate to lay criminal

charges after it came to light

that Quality Filtration Systems

(QFS) is unwilling to repay the

R20m it received in advance after

being awarded the tender to

provide a R100m reverse osmosis

(RO) plant for Ndlambe

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

This follows after Talk of the

Town sent a query to QFS, asking if

the company had paid back the

R20m deposit for the RO plant

paid by Ndlambe Municipality, in

light of the high court judgment on

July 7, and if not, what the reason

for the delay was. Thus far, the only

response from the municipality has

been that, “Our lawyers are busy

with the matter, the municipality

will issue a statement at the

appropriate time”.

TotT sent a query to QFS MD

Herman Smit in Cape Town, but

the answer came from QFS Eastern

Cape director Musawenkosi

Ndlovu, who said: “QFS has

determined the equipment

manufactured for the Kowie

project is valued higher than the

payment paid to QFS.

“Various administrative

shortcomings have resulted in

substantial damages to QFS.”

Ndlovu further added that

“there is no inclusion in the high

court judgement that QFS repay

the funds paid”.

TotT provided Ndlovu and Smit

with the relevant pages from the

judgment in which judge Phillip

Zilwa said: “…once the contract is

set aside, QFS must effect

restitution and repay that amount

to the municipality”; “a tenderer

like QFS is not entitled to benefit

from an unlawful contract”; and

“…by not participating in this

application QFS has acquiesced to

the possible outcome of the

cancellation of the contract and

the resultant need for it to refund

the R20,000,000 paid to it by the

municipality”.

Judge Zilwa then issued an

order declaring the tender award

unlawful and setting it aside.

He also set aside any

agreement concluded between

Ndlambe Municipality and QFS.

However, Ndlovu insisted that

“QFS has complied fully with the

honourable judge’s order”.

TotT provided this

correspondence to DA and EFF

councillors on the Ndlambe

council for their comment. In

response, DA caucus leader Ray

Schenk issued a statement saying

N d l ov u ’s remarks were “blatantly

absurd and a false interpretation of

the judgement”.

“The judgement notes that

‘once the contract is set aside, QFS

must effect restitution and repay

that amount to the municipality’.

And while that statement does not

form part of the actual order, it is

nevertheless trite and part of the

common law,” Schenk said. The

court noted that the R20m was

paid to QFS by Ndlambe

Municipality on May 25, before

the tender had been signed by the

parties.

“It should also be stressed that

all parties were aware at this time

that the matter was before the

c o u r t ,” Schenk said.

“The Ndlambe Municipality

has received no value for the

money it paid to QFS.

“This alone would be grounds

to seek its recovery.

“QFS’s claim that they have

incurred costs which exceed the

value of the money paid is

irrelevant as public money must be

fully accounted for.

“The court also ordered that the

contract was unlawful and was set

aside. This renders the process

invalid from the outset and any

payments made or services

rendered must be restored,”

Schenk continued.

He said the DA would submit a

motion to council calling for the

municipality to immediately

initiate legal action against QFS for

the recovery of the payment made,

plus interest accrued.

“Should there be no movement

in this regard within the next 14

days, the DA will have no

hesitation in laying criminal

charges against the directors of

QFS in their personal capacities for

the theft of municipal funds.

“We cannot allow our

municipality to be looted with

impunity, especially in a time of

crisis. The DA will not permit this

matter to be brushed under the

c a r p e t ,” Schenk said.

TO THE RESCUE: A ski-boat, with four adults on board, capsized while exiting the Kowie River mouth on Saturday

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drifted to East Beach, but risked being washed back out to sea in the heavy, pounding surf. NSRI members rigged a rope

from their sea rescue vehicle to hold the capsized boat on the beach, and were then able to right and recover the boat

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Woman questions mom’s death

Covid-19 patient file error at PA Hospital denied

TK MTIKI

The daughter of a woman

who died in Port Alfred

Hospital last month, says

she has been left with many

questions over the “my s t e r i o u s ”

circumstances surrounding her

mother’s death.

Nontsikelelo Sikiti, from

Mfolozi, Kenton-on-Sea, said

her mother, Kliniwe Dama, had

died on July 29.

Sikiti, who has her father’s

surname because her parents

were married traditionally,

claims the hospital accidentally

treated her mother using

another patient’s file.

Sikiti said someone from the

hospital had phoned her and

apologised for the error.

She said her mother wa s

hospitalised on July 11, and was

placed in a Covid-19 patients’

ward with the assumption that

she had the virus. “They also put

her on a drip,” Sikiti said.

While Sikiti had thought her

mother was Covid-19 positive,

she said the hospital had

phoned her on July 20, and had

apologised, saying her mother’s

results were negative but that

she was accidentally treated

based on someone else’s file.

She said after the hospital

had admitted to the error, her

mother was moved to a medical

ward, where she died nine days

l a t e r.

A grieving Sikiti said her

mother was buried on August 8.

Sikiti said she had also

travelled back and forth to the

hospital trying to get her late

mother’s clothes, which had

gone missing there.

“I went to the medical ward

twice where she was admitted,

looking for her clothes, but they

cannot be found,” she said.

However, provincial health

department spokesperson

Siyanda Manana disputed the

claim that Dama was placed in

a Covid-19 ward. In response to

To T ’s questions, Manana said:

“The patient was admitted on

July 11 2020 in a critical

condition and also as a person

under investigation [PUI].”

He said: “Results for Covid

received on July 20. Patient

demised 18 days after Covid

diagnosis. She had comorbidities.

“According to records she

was tested on admission, and

while awaiting for results ,she

[was] treated as person under

investigation because all signs

were there,” he said.

In response to the swapped

files claim, Manana said: “Th e r e

was none of that.”

He added: “She was isolated

in a ward and was never put in a

ward with positive patients

because she was a suspect then

awaiting results.

“Once you are confirmed

positive, you get put in a

medical ward. She was

transferred to a medical ward,

which is a general ward, after

she recovered from the 14 days

isolation period,” he added.

He did not respond about

the missing clothing.

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TRAFFIC REDIRECTED: Bags of

cement strewn across Albany Road

hill, which was closed to traffic for

most of last Thursday afternoon after

a truck jack-knifed and lost its load,

blocking all lanes. Police and security

companies redirected traffic along

Causeway, Park Road and Park

Avenue. After the truck was moved,

the damaged bags of cement still

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TK MTIKI

To t T ’s latest Facebook question was:

“The SAPS have been accused of

brutality during the lockdown. What is

your experience and observation?”

Readers were overwhelmingly

positive about local law enforcement, in

contrast to police minister Bheki Cele’s

report which showed that from March

to June, 49 cases of brutality were

reported against the police nationally.

Some local readers referred to

incidents of heavy-handed police action

around the country, including against

citizens accused of breaking lockdown

regulations in Cape Town and Durban,

but said the situation was quite different

in Ndlambe.

Mzwandile Pikoli praised the police,

and added that he observed all the

lockdown regulations.

“Only thing I know about them is

this, they were so visible and helpful.

We were like in heaven in my area

without any noise or something funny,”

he said.

“Thank you so much to them.

Without them we are nothing.”

Gary Purdon also sang the praises of

local SAPS members.

“All good in Port Alfred except the

garden police stopping me from cutting

my verge.

“A good job in any event. We have

generally a good bunch of officers in

Port Alfred,” he said.

In response to Purdon being stopped

from cutting his verge, Colleen Denniss

said: “Th a t ’s unbelievable. What would

the reasoning be? I think it’s just the case

of having the authority so use it. We

never had any problem.”

Sharing an experience similar to

Purdon’s, which occurred outside Port

Alfred, Brian Rogers stated: “In Durban

my neighbour reported me for the same

but I’d finished the job when the police

arrived and they just shrugged. So the

next day, because I like to poke the bear,

I cut my neighbour’s verge for him. No

complaint at all.”

Colin Parsons added a positive voice

about local police.

“We live in Bathurst [and] at every

roadblock that we went through the

SAPS were friendly, well-mannered and

most of all, smiling,” he said.

Joanne Brown attested to the many

kudos for the Port Alfred SAPS.

“Have only found the police in this

town pleasant and helpful,” she said.

Vanessa Nailbar agreed that Po r t

Alfred had decent police officers.

In support of Nailbar’s view, E l v i e ra

Kesia Valentine said: “Stem 180%”.

Though highlighting she knew

someone who was given a hard time by

the police, but only in questioning him,

Caryn Bruyns also said she did not

experience or observe any police

brutality in Port Alfred.

“He wasn’t manhandled or anything

though, just questioned. Basically I

think we are very lucky here as we have

very nice police,” she said.

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SAVING ENVIRONMENT

COVER GIRL: Port Alfred’s Beatrix Bissett is in the Top 40 in the Sarie Voorbladgesig competition, having being chosen

out of more than 60,000 entries

PA beauty could be

a new face of Sarie

Beatrix encourages women to step outside comfort zone

ROB KNOWLES

Local resident Beatrix

Bissett is one of 40

finalists, chosen from

more than 60,000 women, in

the 10th Sarie Voorbladgesig

competition.

If she wins the

competition, Bissett will

appear on Sarie’s December

cover and will be featured in

a video that will be shared

across Sarie’s digital

platforms to inspire other

wo m e n .

The entry photographs of

the Top 40 finalists will

appear in Sarie’s September

issue, and the Top 10, chosen

by the judges, will appear in

the October and November

issues. The winner will be

announced before the

December issue goes on sale.

“I entered this

competition to motivate other

woman to take a chance,”

said Bissett, who wants to

encourage others “to step

outside their comfort zone,

try something new, daring

and audacious”.

Bissett went on to

describe her own motivation.

“Maybe it is changing

jobs or changing cities or

simply changing your hair

c o l o u r.

“For me it was all three.”

She moved to Port Alfred

more than a year ago and

said she was loving every

moment.

“But do something

different than what you do

every single day.

“Take a risk, even if you

are not ready to. Because you

never know how important

and vital the sentence you are

writing today is to the bigger

story your life is trying to tell.”

In describing herself,

Bissett said she could laugh at

anything, including herself,

and was especially

concerned about being kind

and caring to others.

“I am a woman who,

above all else, knows the

value of having fun and not

taking life too seriously.

“You always seem to think

you have to change, you

think you have to improve

yourself, to be like everyone

else, to fit in.

“But can’t you see –

yo u ’re perfect just the way

you are? You are #enough.”

While holding thumbs

that she will win, Bissett said

she wa s grateful for the

opportunity and the exposure

she had received so far.

“It really means a lot to be

part of the Top 40 [who were]

selected from thousands of

entries nationwide,” she said.

“Now I can just be

positive I will make it to the

final round and the Top 10!”

A keen angler, Bissett was

also chosen by Extreme

Fishing Africa as Woman

Angler of the Week and will

be featured on September 1.

BEACH CLEAN-UP: Earlyacter Sigcobile Lukwe, left, and Interacter

Jarryd Harty busy during a beach clean-up on Saturday at West

Beach. The Port Alfred High School EarlyAct Club organised the

clean-up, and invited the Interact Club to join them. The wonderful

weather saw the pupils collect litter and build better friendships,

while doing their bit to help save the environment. Another 20

volunteers, including members of the Rotary Club of Port Alfred,

participated. Grateful thanks are extended to local business, Kowie

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The city is renowned for its

educational institutions,

for being the national seat

of the judiciary and for its

cultural events

makhanda

festival city

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT NTSIKA

Championed initially by the late Bill Mills, stalwart

member of the Rotary Club of Grahamstown, the

service club is proud to report that building work is

well underway for the multimillion-rand project at

Ntsika Secondary School in Makhanda

(Grahamstown). While Mills, known as “Mr

Matching Grant” within Rotary circles, kick-started

the project, it was ultimately accomplished by

Rotarian Gavin Keeton and the team on the club’s

service projects committee.

Targeting water and sanitation, one of Rotary

International’s areas of focus, the project has already

connected the school’s sewage system to the

municipal mains, and is in the process of totally

upgrading all learners’ and staff ablution blocks. The

project is also creating a scullery block and secure

water supply in a drought-stricken area with irregular

water supply.

Broken guttering and downpipes have been replaced

to enable rainwater harvesting into four 10, 000-litre

water tanks. All ablution blocks will sport tiled walls,

more hygienic and easier to keep clean than current

painted walls.

Rotary spokesperson Belinda Tudge said: “We are

enormously grateful to the Rotary clubs of Jackson

Hole in the USA and Uttoxeter in the UK, other

overseas clubs and their districts, and our own

district, for their support.”

Quoting the club’s longest-serving Rotarian, Geoff

Antrobus: “This will make a difference to young

people’s lives for years to come.”

BLOOD VISITS TO BE WEEKLY

The big news from the Port Elizabeth offices of the

SA National Blood Service (SANBS) is that their

mobile unit will, from September, be making weekly

visits to the NG Kerk hall at 59 Hill Street. For

several years SANBS has been visiting Makhanda on

a monthly basis, said Maryke Harris, donor relations

practitioner, last week.

IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE GERHARDUS

SIMON VERMAAK, Identity Number 320428

5019 084, of 33 Tuna Road, Port Alfred,

who died on the 2nd June 2020 and who

was a widower

ESTATE NUMBER 1841/2020

Creditors and Debtors of the above

deceased are hereby requested to lodge

their claims with and pay their debts to

the undersigned within 30 days of the

28th August 2020

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this the

12th Day of August 2020

GJ MARAIS

Agent for the Executor

Neave Stötter Inc

25 Van Der Riet Street

PORT ALFRED

Ref. pk/MAT10193

NDLAMBE

MUNICIPALITY

PORT ALFRED

TENDER CANCELLATION NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the following tender

has been cancelled due to inconsistencies

in the advertised functionality requirements:

By increasing the visits, she said, the SANBS was

hoping it could be “sold” to the public more easily, as

knowing blood drives were every Tuesday was easier

to remember. “At present, donors are not quite sure if

it is blood drive week or non-blood drive week.”

During September the SANBS will visit Makhanda on

the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, from 11am to 4pm

on each occasion.

Meanwhile, Harris reported that 41 units of blood

were collected during the August visit.

HOLE IN ONE

It’s not often that Makhanda hits the front page of

regional daily newspaper The Herald, and on top of

it a photograph, but it certainly did so in a big way

last Friday. The photo depicted a sedan, one I’ve

admired quite often when driving on local streets,

landing up in a man-made trench in the dip in

Fitzroy Street, a busy thoroughfare in the mornings

as commuters head for work.

Given the state of Makhanda’s streets, it was bound to

happen sooner or later, and it did shortly before 8am

last Wednesday when a lady proceeding down

Fitzroy Street was apparently “blinded” by the sharp

rays of the rising sun, and her car ended up in

ungainly fashion in the huge hole. Thankfully she was

not injured.

Details have been on the sketchy side so I will not

even dare speculate as to the situation regarding

warning signs or lack thereof, I’ll leave that to the

authorities — and the insurers — to ascertain the

facts. It has been alleged that Makana Municipality

workers dug the hole about a week prior to the

incident (to repair a water pipe) but, for some reason

or the other, did not fill it in.

While on the subject of large holes in Makhanda’s

streets, dug up to repair water pipes, there were

several around town posing a threat to vehicles for

many weeks — the huge one at the corner of Market

and Hill Streets, and the one at the corner of Huntley

Street and Coles Lane.

The hole at the corner of Webber Street and the busy

George Street has not been filled in yet after more

than a month, and should have warning barriers and

tape placed around it in an attempt to avoid a similar

incident to the one in Fitzroy Street.

NDLAMBE

MUNICIPALITY

PORT ALFRED

TENDER CANCELLATION NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the following tender

has been cancelled due to inconsistencies

in the advertised functionality requirements:

GORNALL IS BELMONT CHAMP

Returning a gross 86 in medal format over 18 holes

at Belmont Golf Club, Jessica Gornall became the

2020 ladies’ club champion, and in doing so has now

achieved a hat-trick of titles, winning the event three

years in a row. Megan McCallum was runner-up with

92.

Winner of the B division, played in the same format,

was Leigh Beckerling (102) and runner-up Morny le

Roux (112). The C division’s format was stableford

points, and Daphne Timm was the winner with 33

points, and Jayne Botha runner-up on 28 points.

Nearest the pin on the 8th was Jessica Gornall, and

nearest the pin on the 16th was Sue McNaughton.

Meanwhile, the book A History of the Grahamstown

Golf Club 1891-1996, written and compiled by Hugh

Eales and Rob Cross and published in 1996, records

that between 1978 and 1996, Shirley MacLachlan

won the ladies’ championship title on seven

occasions, Zani Richardson four times and Kirsty

McCrindle on three occasions.

OVER THE MOUNTAIN

The 2020 GBS Mutual Bank Mountain Drive halfmarathon,

due to have taken place in and around

Makhanda last Saturday, will be held on September

12 as a virtual half-marathon under the banner of

“Miles for Meals” with proceeds going towards

feeding hungry families in the community.

Organisers Rotary Club of Grahamstown Sunset said

participants, who will enter at a fee of R50 each, will

run their own personal races in their own time and

over their own routes. Finishers will be required to

submit evidence of their races to the organisers —

times, photos and Strava data — and prizes will be on

o f f e r.

For more info visit the race’s Facebook page at “GBS

Mutual Bank Mountain Drive half-marathon”.

Meanwhile, half a dozen local road runners took to

the Mountain Drive course on Saturday for their own

version of the race, completing the full 21,1km

course and recording some respectable times.

Training for September 12 and the virtual race?

WELCOME DONATION

Graham Hains and Brett Emslie, members of the

IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE GENE

ARTHUR HAEFELE, Identity Number

340321 5007 082, of 9 Hockey Street,

Port Alfred, who died on the 2nd June 2020

and who was married out of community of

property

ESTATE NUMBER 1610/2020

Creditors and Debtors of the above

deceased are hereby requested to lodge

their claims with and pay their debts to

the undersigned within 30 days of the

28th August 2020

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this the

13th Day of August 2020

GJ MARAIS

Agent for the Executor

Neave Stötter Inc

25 Van Der Riet Street

PORT ALFRED

Ref: pk/MAT10181

PORT ALFRED

SERVICE CENTRE

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24hr Breakdown Service

Elephant Cup golf tournament organising

committee, recently visited Good Shepherd Primary

School in Huntley Street where they handed over

personal protective equipment — face masks and a

portable hand sanitiser stand — to principal Manie

Cronje. The items were purchased from the proceeds

of the most recent Elephant Cup tournament.

KEEPING THE PROVINCE SANITISED

A fortnight ago, final year Rhodes University

pharmacy students made 900 litres of alcohol-based

hand sanitiser as part of their industrial pharmacy

elective course. The sanitiser was donated, at no

cost, to vulnerable communities in Makhanda. To

date, more than 10,300 litres have been produced by

the Rhodes pharmacy department since March, and

this has reached towns and communities across the

Eastern Cape.

CARING COMMUNITY

Not only do we have caring individuals, businesses

and organisations in the community who repair

potholes and fix streets, mow verges, fix and pave

sidewalks, beautify street islands and replace street

signs when and where necessary. Now a local

plumbing firm even attended to a sewage problem

that saw raw sewerage flowing down Market Street.

The problem was, I believe, not on private property

but on the municipality’s side. Well done to the R&S

Plumbers’ team.

GO WELL, MATRICS

School pupils across South Africa have had a pretty

disruptive year academically in the classroom and

sport-wise on fields and courts, and I’m sure readers

will join me in wishing grade 12 pupils everything of

the best over the next few weeks as they prepare for

their preliminary examinations. Then, a little later,

it’s time for the crucial matric exams proper. Go

we l l !

BRANCHING OUT

While Makana Municipality often comes in for flak

for not repairing potholes on Makhanda’s streets,

and not repairing water and sewerage leaks, its parks

and electricity departments recently came in for

plaudits from residents.

During the very windy spells the area has been

experiencing in recent weeks, pavement tree

branches have been interfering with overhead

electricity lines. This caused sparks and flames

aplenty, plus the occasional power outage. After

receiving many calls, municipal workers with their

chain saws have lopped off offending branches while

perched high above the ground in their “ch e r r y

p i ck e r ” truck. Well done!

FIXING

Well done and thank you to the various groups who

work in tandem with community organisation

Makana Revive to repair Makhanda’s streets, filling

in and tarring over the thousands of potholes. This is

all being achieved through the donations of ratespaying

citizens.

This requirement, with amended functionality

requirements, will be re-advertised.

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requirements, will be re-advertised.

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Party leaders have say on radio

Representatives throw jabs at

each other on Ndlambe FM

TK MTIKI

Ndlambe FM radio’s

round table discussions,

which have seen a

random political party hosted

on the air on Fridays,

culminated in an intense

programme recently, when

station manager Dodo Shuping

hosted four political parties

together to debate each other

and answer listeners’ questions.

The discussion included

ANC councillor Andile Marasi,

DA councillor Sikhumbuzo

Venene, Leon Coetzee of the

ACDP, and EFF councillor

Xolisa Runeli.

Each were given ten minutes

to tell Ndlambe residents why

they should vote for their party

in the local government

elections next year.

However, all the political

leaders in the studio took the

opportunity to throw jabs at

each other, with the intention of

revealing each other’s

weaknesses.

Starting the discussion was

Coetzee, who advocated for

united Godly governance.

Coetzee used Scriptures to

support his view of unity.

“The Bible says where there

is unity, God commands a

b l e s s i n g ,” Coetzee said.

He is of the view that politics

should not be about party

politics. He said party politics

divided people like football fans

who would support their teams

for whatever reason.

Coetzee said SA was going

nowhere without a Godly

government observing Godly

va l u e s .

“We need to submit our

whole lives to God and observe

all his commandments.

“It is good calling in the

name of God, but our daily lives

should display that.

“There is a way that appears

to be right, but in the end it

leads to death,” he said, citing

Proverbs 16:25.

Coetzee condemned the

burning of property and tyres as

a way of expressing

dissatisfaction over the lack of

service.

He also expressed his

disappointment about

corruption associated with the

ruling party.

Runeli described the EFF as a

growing party representing

marginalised people.

“This is a party that has

realised that the ANC has turned

away from its original objectives

which led to its formation.

“The ANC was formed to

restore the land, which was

forcefully taken by Leon’s

f o r e f a t h e r s ,” he said.

“They took land and cattle

and wealth of black people.”

UNITED IN THE PICTURE: Representatives from four political parties, interviewed together on Ndlambe FM recently, are, from

left, Leon Coetzee of the ACDP, Sikhumbuzo Venene and Phil Kani of the DA, Ndlambe FM station manager Dodo Shuping,

Andile Marasi of the ANC and Xolisa Runeli of the EFF Picture: TK MTIKI

Runeli claimed that the EFF had

represented local retail workers

exceptionally well.

He added that the EFF’sl ove

and fight for the poor had led to

them being jailed.

“We fought this municipality

which was paying black people

R100, even though this

municipality continues with

t h a t ,” he said.

Runeli added that the EFF

had “woken up” the Ndlambe

council, which was asleep.

He said other councillors’

input was only limited to prayer

and voting on items on the

agenda.

Runeli described the ANC

and the DA as useless parties

which supported each other in

the council.

However, the DA’s Ve n e n e

immediately challenged these

claims, saying Runeli was good

at misleading the public.

“To be in politics is quite

interesting when you have

youngsters like Runeli.

“If I were to give an award in

terms of misleading the

community, councillor Runeli

would be number one,

u n c o n t e s t e d ,” he said.

“I would give Runeli a

platinum [award] because I do

not think he deserves gold.”

Venene said the DA was not

in government except in the

Western Cape. According to

Venene, the DA in the council

only voted with the ANC on

issues of service delivery.

He asserted that they were

not there for themselves but for

the people of Ndlambe.

“We are not there for the

sake of opposing.

“Yes, we are there to make

sure that we do our oversight

role as councillors. When the

ANC is mischievous we take

them on,” he said, adding that

the time was ripe for the people

of Ndlambe to vote for the DA.

“There is a high rate of

unemployment. If you give us

an opportunity to lead this

municipality we can reduce

unemployment. We say one

household, one job,” he said. In

response to statements made by

the others, ANC Ndlambe chief

whip Marasi said: “I am not here

to respond to any allegation of

any political party. I am sent by

the ANC to come and make an

i n p u t .”

Marasi said he would

“educate” Runeli, saying he

would not respond to his

cliams, but that there was

nothing wrong with opposition

agreeing with the ruling party

on important issues.

“Opposition parties are there

to oppose, but not at all times.

“The ANC is the mass

movement and we will listen to

the will of the people,” he said.


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EDITORIAL

OPINION

QFS must

pay back

the money

Ashowdown is looming over the

R20m Ndlambe Municipality paid to

a company unlawfully awarded a

tender to build a sea water reverse osmosis

plant on the banks of the Kowie River.

Starkly clear in judge Phillip Zilwa’s

judgment on the matter was that once the

tender was set aside — which it was — the

money would have to be repaid.

It was mind-boggling then to receive a

response from the company, Quality

Filtration Systems (QFS), last week insisting

that “there is no inclusion in the high court

judgement that QFS repay the funds paid”.

For weeks, the municipality has evaded

answering my question if the money had

been repaid yet, and if not, why not.

The standard answer from municipal

spokesperson Cecil Mbolekwa was, “Our

lawyers are busy with the matter, the

municipality will issue a statement at the

appropriate time.”

So I contacted QFS itself and received a

convoluted answer from QFS Eastern Cape

director Musawenkosi Ndlovu about the

equipment they had manufactured costing

more than the money they had received

and that they had suffered damages as a

result of “administrative shortcomings”.

Then came the clincher that they were

not obligated to pay back the money.

Just in case they had not read the

judgment, which is unlikely, I provided the

company with the relevant pages in which

Zilwa said: “… once the contract is set

aside, QFS must effect restitution and repay

that amount to the municipality”; “a

tenderer like QFS is not entitled to benefit

from an unlawful contract”; and “… by not

participating in this application QFS has

acquiesced to the possible outcome of the

cancellation of the contract and the

resultant need for it to refund the

R20,000,000 paid to it by the

municipality”.

Ndlovu still insisted “QFS has complied

fully with the honourable judge’s order”.

Something is amiss in the company’s

logic. If it refuses to pay back the R20m,

then clearly it has not complied with the

judgment, regardless of the fact it never

contested the lawsuit in which it was the

second respondent.

Provided with this correspondence, the

DA caucus in Ndlambe has assured it will

lay criminal charges against QFS if it refuses

to pay back the money. It has already laid

criminal charges against municipal

manager Rolly Dumezweni for his role in

awarding the tender.

As DA caucus leader Ray Schenk said,

“Ndlambe Municipality has received no

value for the money it paid to QFS. This

alone would be grounds to seek its

r e c ove r y.”

We hope QFS reconsiders, to avoid yet

more litigation at the taxpayer’s expense.

Jon Houzet

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Horror ordeal

teaches there is

much

goodness in

world

I would like to share my ghastly experience with

your readers for us to understand that not all is

doom and gloom, but that there are the most

wonderful and caring human beings in the world.

About six months ago I started collapsing

everywhere, at home, in the streets and in shops.

Not only was I collapsing but was no longer

able to eat and becoming a broken mess of bones.

Haemorrhaging started taking place inside and

outside my body. Everything was being destroyed.

I became demented, and for nearly six months

had no knowledge of what was going on.

My mind, as well as my body, was being

completely destroyed.

After collapsing at the Bathurst Supermarket

twice, Mrs Muir had an ambulance called and my

little Spaniel bitch stood over my body snarling at

the paramedics and not letting anyone near me.

After every test in the book the Port Alfred

Hospital gave up and phoned my daughter in Cape

Tow n .

She came up and had me flown back to Cape

Town and took me to three different hospitals.

After exhaustive tests, all came to the same

conclusion: I was dying and medical attention

could not help.

My daughter took me back to her home to die,

it was the end.

During these terrible times friends and others I

did not know came to help and support.

Retired nurses to dress and medicate the

bleeding wounds, to wash and change nappies,

others to supply food parcels which could not be

eaten, others to stand watch and hold my hand.

One lady who came to visit me and was so

shocked she went and bought me pyjamas.

Another African nurse in a Cape Town hospital

gave me some new luxurious sheepskin slippers.

It was extremely cold at that time.

Others with 4x4 vans offered and moved my

body from one place to another while I was

comatose.

My daughter and her husband would not

accept the medical diagnosis that all was a waste

of time and they must take me home to die.

Is it an evil rotten criminal and corrupt world

of materialism which has destroyed the world?

No, the real spiritual world is full of goodness

and angels are very much alive!

To those wonderful angels that loved, cared

and gave of themselves (whoever they may be)

with all love and humility I bow in gratitude.

I am back home in my secluded paradise and

have learned to walk again.

My little Milla was taken in by a wonderful

retired couple and they love each other.

To my foe, sepsis, which nearly killed me in

my extremities, I say thank you!

You taught me what a wonderful life we have

with the most wonderful people, if only we would

acknowledge it and them.

DAVID ELVIDGE

120km walk brings in R100k

Our hearts are filled with

gratitude to our palliative care

specialist, Dr Barbara

Matthews, and her friend,

Sandy Smith, for their

phenomenal fundraising

initiative for which they

walked 120km and raised

R100,000.

Hospice also thanks

B a r b a ra ’s daughter, Amy

Webster, for “coming off the

b e n ch ” in support of Barbara

who injured her knee after

having walked 90km.

We pay tribute to these

women who have

demonstrated immense

courage and strength as they

bravely endured an arduous

journey of mostly gale-force

winds and miserable

conditions.

We are hugely

encouraged by their selfless

actions and enormously

grateful to our communities

for backing them

wh o l e h e a r t e d l y.

Thank you to each

individual for demonstrating

a “heart for hospice”.

Special thanks to Crystal

Bester for marketing our

SUPER STARS:

Kneeling, from

left, Barbara

Matthews, Sandy

Smith and Amy

Webster with

Hospice staff and

friends, standing

from left, Ronel

Fitchat, Terry

Harris, Zelda

Elliott, Angela

Hibbert,

Charlotte

Wormold, Bettie

Janse van

Vuuren, Buyelwa

Jikolo and Nucci

We r n e c k e

event on Facebook, to

Barbara and Sandy’s families

for backing them all the way

and to the Rotary Club of

Kenton-on-Sea for their

outstanding support.

We are especially

touched by the messages of

encouragement and generous

donations received from

families who have

experienced our care.

Knowing we made a

difference spurs us on to

continue our work.

ANGELA HIBBERT

May we be sensitive to

God’s voice, and obey

Reading through Psalm 29,

we discover that the voice of

the Lord is over the waters, it

thunders, it is powerful and

majestic, striking with flashes

of lightning.

Many throughout the ages

have audibly heard His voice.

Moses was perhaps the

most privileged of all, for

Exodus 33:11 says: “The Lord

would speak to Moses face to

face, as a man speaks with his

f r i e n d .”

God spoke to Moses on

Mount Sinai as it trembled

violently with smoke

billowing up from it as from a

burning furnace.

We can’t imagine how

awesome it must have been!

The whole nation of Israel

and several of the prophets of

old also heard the voice of the

I N S P I R AT I O N A L

INSIGHTS

Pastor Theo Snyman

Lord speaking to them. At the

baptism of Jesus, and on the

Mount of Transfiguration, a

voice was heard saying: “Th i s

is my Son, whom I love; with

him I am well pleased.”

(Matthew 3:17)

The question is asked:

“Does the Lord delight in

burnt offerings and sacrifices

as much as in obeying the

voice of the Lord? To obey is

better than sacrifice, and to

heed is better than the fat of

ra m s .” (1 Samuel 15:22)

Does the Lord still speak

to us today, are we listening?

It would be wonderful to

hear His voice thundering

from heaven, but He more

than often speaks in a gentle

whisper, as He did to Elijah.

He speaks to us clearly

through His written Word.

The Holy Spirit leads us

according to the will of the

Father. The Lord can speak

through nature, testimonies,

circumstances, preachers and

in any other way He desires.

May we be sensitive to His

vo i c e and be quick to obey.

Sickness everywhere

Warm thanks for all the wool donations

The EFF deputy leader, MP

Floyd Shivambu, stated on TV

the other day that “racism is a

s i ck n e s s ”.

As I could honestly not agree

more, I recommend that both he

and his “Commander in Chief”,

MP Julius Malema, should

consult their doctors as a matter

of urgency as soon as possible.

LOUISE SWANEPOEL

A huge thank you to the kind

and generous folk who

donate wool for Hospice.

There is a dedicated band

of ladies, known as the

Blanket Brigade, here at

Settlers Park, who use these

donations to make beautiful

warm blankets for Hospice

patients.

As a result of this

generosity, 57 blankets were

completed in 2019 and a

further 22 have been finished

and handed to Hospice for

distribution.

I was told that the

recipients were overjoyed to

receive their gifts.

HILLARY SMITH

Em e rge n cy N u m b e rs

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graphic © vadym yesaulov / 123RF.com

Countdown to national

auction

Port Alfred auctioneers impress sellers, buyers

Vintage Auctioneers, based

in Port Alfred, offers a

unique platform for sellers

of treasures wishing to obtain

maximum returns.

”Our online platform, which

reaches investment buyers across

the country, allows sellers to

achieve maximum results,” said

Sharon Whitcomb from Vintage

Au c t i o n e e r s .

Vintage Auctioneers has

already processed a varied intake

of treasures, which the national

community of buyers is eagerly

awa i t i n g .

Each item has been carefully

inspected for flaws, and

photographed for maximum

clarity, in preparation for loading

onto the website.

The deadline date for the

closing of submissions for the

September auction is looming, so

don’t miss out on this opportunity

to dispose of your treasures at

maximum value.

With sellers that are

impressed with the outcome, and

a continuing growth of satisfied

reference clients, Vintage

Auctioneers is the company of

choice for the disposal of

treasures.

Contact Sharon on 074-584-

1504 for a no obligation

assessment or to find out more

information.

PLATFORM FOR SELLING: Sharon Whitcomb of Vintage Auctioneers

with an array of the treasures in store

FOR THE COMMUNITY

FUNDRAISING PLATFORM: The

EarlyActers and Interacters of 2020 have

recently launched a new project - selling

goods on the new iGadi Market in aid of

fundraising for the clubs. This market is a

new e-commerce site selling produce made

by people within the Ndlambe area. New

products are uploaded every

week, available to order and conveniently

delivered straight to your door. All profits

raised from these products will go

towards improving and uplifting the

community. EarlyAct and Interact thank

Fred and Carla Bright, owners of the iGadi

Market, for all their support

Finance

and the

single

mother

MONEY

M AT T E R S

Nico Human

Statistics show that a staggering 38% of

children live in single mother families and that

only a small percentage of South Africans have

income levels that allow solo parenting by

ch o i c e .

The huge problem is how to make ends

meet as a single parent.

Whether or not one is a single mother by

choice, most are in for an exceptionally

difficult life financially, unless they have a

practical financial plan to help them cope.

In many instances where single parenthood

is forced upon the mother, it has been proven

that she very seldom can depend on the father

for sufficient financial assistance to make ends

meet.

Fortunately, the courts mostly rule in favour

of the mother, but that gives no guarantee that

maintenance payments will continue

s m o o t h l y.

In many instances, the father can try his

utmost to either not pay or to delay payments,

all to the detriment of the poor children.

This, off course, puts an extra financial

burden on the single mother.

In the event where the personal choice is to

be a single mother, an enormous amount of

additional expenses should be considered and

planned for in the budgeting.

To mention a few additional expenses to be

considered will include birthing costs like

hospital, gynaecologist, anaesthetist and

paediatrician fees. These may or may not be

fully covered by your medical aid.

After the birth, one should also have

budgeted for baby carers, crèches, pre-school,

primary school, high school, tertiary education

and many more additional expenses that may

o c c u r.

The numerous calculations needed in an

effective financial plan should really be left to

a qualified and trusted financial advisor.

The reply might be that all the extra

expenses brought on by single parenthood,

does not leave sufficient cash to even consider

a savings plan for the child’s future.

One may also feel that by starting with a

minimal monthly contribution “it is not worth

the while”.

I want to assure you that no amount is too

little to start off with.

Some people refer to compound interest as

being the eighth wonder of the world.

Earning interest on interest can certainly

leave the saver with amazement of what can

be achieved in a number of years from a

meagre beginning.

It remains essential to start a savings plan as

young as possible.

In the event that single parenthood is

forced upon you, due to a divorce or the

untimely death of a spouse, it remains essential

that the services of a qualified financial

planner should be appointed.

The amount of planning needed under

these circumstances can be extremely

valuable during this time, as well as for the

future of any children.

For qualified advice, contact 087-805-

7712 or visit 20 Southwell Road, Port Alfred.


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Sky launches

cameras to help

prevent crime

Control room to monitor the

footage 24 hours a day

JON HOUZET

Sky Security is pleased to

announce the launch of a

camera surveillance

system on Port Alfred’s west

bank, to enhance security

operations and crime prevention

in the area.

The first two cameras were

installed in Southdowns Avenue,

with a third set to go up in

Lambert Road.

“This is a trial run, to see how

it goes. It’s a first for us,” S ky

owner Louis Oosthuizen said.

The cameras will record

footage 24 hours a day and be

monitored from the Sky control

room.

“They only overlook the

street, not any private properties,

so no one’s privacy is being

i n f r i n g e d ,” Oosthuizen assured.

Clients will be able to log

onto the system to see footage

and can also request any footage

from Sky.

“This is free to all Sky

c l i e n t s ,” Oosthuizen said.

“If you see a suspicious

ve h i c l e you can mention this,

but obviously we’ll be

observing the same footage,”

he said.

“We did this for the

community. Thanks for the

local support.”

Sky also does patrols and

guarding, alarm installation,

24-hour monitoring and

response.

Oosthuizen assured clients

that Sky had adequate vehicles

for patrol and response in Port

Alfred.

“We are on all the chat

groups and work closely with

the police. We’re not the

biggest, but we’re the best,”

Oosthuizen said.

“Thanks to the SAPS for

their assistance and quick

r e s p o n s e ,” he said, adding Sky

responded to all crime alerts,

not just their clients’.

IMPROVING SECURITY: A surveillance camera installed by

Sky Security in Southdowns Avenue

Zoom in to cook

with Kim in

aid of Hospice

Local residents who love

cooking can join in a

virtual cook-along on

September 5 with Kim van

Niekerk from Hello

Healthi, in support of

Grahamstown and

Sunshine Coast Hospice.

Van Niekerk will host

the virtual event from her

own country kitchen at

Albertvale in Bedford, and

people who tune in on

Zoom can join her from

their kitchens anywhere in

the world.

Tickets cost R100 per

person and can be bought

by e-mailing

angela@hospice.por t-

alfred. co.za or contacting

083-799-1105.

Hospice will send

ticket purchasers a list of

the ingredients they will

need a week before the

event, should they wish to

cook along.

They can also choose

the option not to cook

along and rather watch

only and be inspired to try

Van Niekerk’s plant-based

recipes out in their own

time and at their own

leisure.

To book your place,

deposit R100 in the

Hospice bank account

with your name as

reference: Sunshine Coast

Hospice, ABSA (Port Alfred)

Branch Code: 632005,

Current Account

no: 4050102755.

E-mail or WhatsApp

proof of payment to

angela@hospice.portalfred.co.za

or 083-799-

1105.

Hospice will send ticket

purchasers the Zoom link for

“Cook with Kim”.

Participants can access

Zoom through their b r ow s e r s

or by downloading the free

app on their phone or

c o m p u t e r.

Only Van Niekerk and

her team will be visible on

Zoom and participants will

be able to comment in the

chat function.

For those who would like

to cook along, please dress

up or apron up in celebration

of spring on the day, and post

pictures on Facebook.

You can tag Hospice and

Hello Healthi at

h t t p s : / / w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m /

sunshinecoasthospice;

h t t p s : / / w w w. f a c e b o o k .

com/hellohealthi

Please ensure that you

arrive on Zoom at least five

to 10 minutes before the start

of the event at 10am.

Activity in property market

good news for sellers

SKY ALARMS

24 HOURS ARMED RESPONSE

I don’t know whether it is

Spring, Covid-19 or just the

feeling of enjoying the release

of pressure felt with the move to

lockdown level 2, but the

property market is beginning to

wake up.

While there are a few highpriced

houses changing hands,

the majority are being

purchased in the R1m- to R3m

ra n g e .

This should provide some

comfort to those owners who

have been holding on to their

properties until the market

turned. We have found that

properties that are fairly priced

have the best chance of selling.

Some sellers are pricing to

allow for some negotiation

when accepting an offer. We do

not agree with this strategy as it

tends to result in buyers who

are prepared to pay a price that

sellers would accept not even

making an offer.

We think it is a better

strategy to price correctly and

then be firmer on the asking

price.

It is natural in a dislocation

in the market after an event like

Covid-19, that buyers will try

and squeeze the offer price

down. If the property is priced

correctly, buyers will see value

in the property compared to

other properties on the market

and therefore be prepared to

make offers close to the asking

price.

We are also seeing activity

in the rental market. Despite the

negative impact of Covid-19 on

tenants’ ability to pay rent, we

find that if landlords charge

reasonable rentals, we can find

the right tenants for their

properties.

Potential tenants outnumber

the properties we have

available to let, and as a result

we are looking for rental stock

at all levels.

If you are interested in either

buying or selling a property

please contact me on either

082-653-5643 or

s i m o n . o l i ve r @ s e e f f. c o m . I look

forward to hearing from you.

MY HOME

Simon Oliver Despite Covid-

19, if landlords

charge

re a s o n a b l e

rentals, we can

find the right

tenants

Tel: 046 624 3142 24 Hour: 046 624 2806

Email: skyalarms@telkomsa.net

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AGRI EC 2020

N a t u re ’s food cycle is perfect

KIM VAN LINGEN

The whole natural world

lives on what can best be

described as the poop

loop. It’s a perpetual system of

predation and defecation,

which is how nutrients are

cycled through all natural

systems.

Plants produce exudates to

feed all the bacteria and fungi it

needs in its root zone.

This is the equivalent of

cookies and cakes because it’s

made up of simple sugars,

carbohydrates and simple

proteins.

These micro-organisms

harvest minerals out of the sand,

silt and clay the plant is growing

in and when that little bacteria

dies or gets eaten, everything it

has “h a r ve s t e d ” becomes

available to the plant.

As bacteria can only harvest

one single mineral type, a plant

attracts a huge diversity of

bacteria and fungi to its root

zone so it can meet its nutrient

requirements.

The plant dies, producing

organic matter, which is then

fed upon by another whole

different set of bacteria and

fungi.

This mass of diverse

organisms are the first tropic

level of nutrient cycling and key

to understanding the poop loop.

A protozoa (single celled

organism) eats 10,000 bacteria

per day to meet its nutrient

requirement.

Of those 10,000 bacteria,

each one has a C:N ratio starting

at around 4:1.

A protozoan’s C:N ratio is

around 25:1, so the protozoa

needs to eat about five bacteria.

It absorbs the carbon and

once its single atom of nitrogen

is satisfied, it poops out the

surplus and, presto, your plant

has an endless source of

nitrogen, phosphorus, calcium,

magnesium, iron, and all the

other micro and macro nutrients

which we know are present in

all sands, silts, clays, and

organic matter.

Now in plant available form

right in its root zone in just the

right proportions for your plant

to hold on to so there is just no

leaching when the next rain falls

or you water, or irrigate.

This is repeated with all

fungi and the fungal feeders and

up through the trophic levels of

living organsisms and that

includes humans somewhere

close to the top. We have a C:N

ratio of 30:1, and the same as

the plants we eat and just like

protozoa, we hold on to what

we need and discharge the rest,

which is high in nitrogen from

all the surplus.

Plants have been on earth

for a lot longer than we have

and guess what, they are still

here.

If plants selected for

pathogenic organisms and

fostered disease they would not

be around. But they don’t.

In reality, with a fully

functioning soil food web, the

addition of synthetic fertilisers is

simply not required. So why do

we do it when nature has it all

wa x e d ?

Nature has had billions of

years to refine all these systems

which intentionally select for

life.

We are only beginning to

understand how the soil works

and the dynamic, biological

systems that maintain every

single trophic level above it,

which is basically every living

thing on the planet.

I think we will be forgiven

for our ignorance but not our

greed, though the question is:

“Can you let life live?”

KENTON, BUSHMAN’S & SURROUNDS

Objections to service station i g n o re d

The applications to the

various authorities for a

new service station at

the entrance to Kentonon-Sea

continue.

Email: news@kentonratepayers.co.za

Web: www.facebook.com/KentonRatePayers/

The Kenton on Sea Ratepayers

Association (KOSRA) aims to

watch over the interests of

its members regarding the

activities of local government;

and protect, maintain and

improve the amenities of

Kenton-on-Sea and its environs

ſ

Multi Seed Loaves

R9.99 each

Spar Butter 500g

In spite of vociferous

objections from

numerous interested

and affected parties

(with regard to the

Carrots 1kg

R8.99 each

Trading Hours Sunshine Coast Spar:

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 6pm

Sat: 8:00am - 5pm Sun 8:00am - 4pm

Tops: Mon - Thurs 09:00am - 5pm

Valid: 26 - 30 August 2020 | E&OE

Tel: 046 648 1023 | While stocks last

Rhodes Baked Beans

410g

application for

e nv i r o n m e n t a l

approval, there were

more than 280

objectors),

mysteriously, all the

objections have been

ignored. Approvals

have been granted by

the department of

energy, the

department of

environmental affairs,

Ndlambe

Municipality and

S a n ra l .

E nv i r o n m e n t a l

approval was

originally granted in

December 2015,

extended for two

years in 2017 and has

now again been

extended for a further

two years. Both the

2017 extension and

the most recent one

were granted without

affording any of the

more than 280

objectors an

Rump Steak

R80.00 per kg

Spar Vanilla Custard

1lt

R49.99 each 6 FOR R50 2 FOR R40

opportunity to

participate or object.

But wait, there’s

more. The Kenton-on-

Sea Ratepayers

Association (Kosra)

learned that the most

probably unlawful

extension granted in

December 2017 had

expired in December

2019. In order to

make sure of this, we

wrote five e-mails to

the relevant official,

one Dayalan

Govender, deputy

director:

environmental affairs

for the Sarah

Baartman/Nelson

Mandela Bay Region.

These e-mails were

written between

February and the end

of June 2020 and they

were all ignored.

In the meantime,

the same Govender

purported to grant a

further two years’

extension of the

e nv i r o n m e n t a l

authorisation on July

24 2020 — when it

was long dead and

expired. Not only did

he again ignore the

rights of the 280-plus

objectors, but, in spite

of our five e-mails,

and knowing full well

of our concern, failed

to let us know what

he was doing behind

the scenes.

Needless to say,

Kosra has lodged an

appeal against the

further extension. We

also believe that this

type of behavior by a

senior government

official is

unacceptable and we

are calling for

disciplinary

proceedings against

him.

If you are not one

of the 280-plus

registered interested

and/or affected

parties who originally

objected to this fuel

station, but have a

strong opinion about

it, please

communicate your

views to Kosra at

n e w s @ k e n t o n ra t e

p aye r s . c o . z a

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Tips and tools to

manage anxiety

RULEEN DE WITT

Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown

has triggered many people’sstress

and anxiety levels.

Though most industries have reopened,

there are still many who

live in fear of contracting the virus,

of job losses, salary cuts and, in

general, our economy.

If you are in this situation,

remember you are not alone.

Many people have not

experienced a panic attack or

anxiety, but be assured it is very

s c a r y.

Your heart suddenly starts

pounding, you can’t breathe

properly and you feel like you’re

going to die.

It comes from nowhere – no

symptoms and no obvious triggers.

Most people will have one or

two panic attacks in a lifetime, but

some people experience it again

and again.

A panic attack is different from

anxiety in its cause and intensity.

You feel like you’re losing

control, there is an intense fear

even when there is no real danger,

and the physical reactions to this

fear can make you feel like you are

having a heart attack.

A panic attack seems to make

no sense and can happen when you

are relaxed and/or even fast asleep.

Occasional anxiety is a normal

part of life, but extreme worry and

fear are not.

We all feel a bit anxious before

a meeting, waiting for tests results

and many other normal things in

life, but we don’t have that constant

extreme worry and fear.

Anxiety disorders, which

include panic attacks, generalised

and social anxiety disorders, and

phobias, are fairly common in SA.

According to the SA

Depression and Anxiety group

(Sadag), one in five people are

affected.

Anxiety vs panic attack

Anxiety describes a number of

disorders that usually bring about

feelings of fear, nervousness and

wo r r y.

Anxiety also builds up over a

period of time and goes hand-inhand

with stress, whereas a panic

attack is sudden and can be very

extreme.

It is difficult to locate the source

and it has more intense physical

symptoms such as chest pains.

Just remember you are not the

only one going through difficult

times at the moment.

It is important to recognise and

deal with it, and as you begin to

understand more about how

anxiety and stress affects you, yo u

can devise your own way of

helping to ease it.

Try physical activity – P hy s i c a l

exercise relieves that “uptight”

feeling and helps relax you - your

body and mind work t o g e t h e r.

Share your stress – It helps to

talk to someone, a family member,

friend or counsellor.

Knowing when to ask for help

may avoid more serious problems

l a t e r.

Knowing your limits – If a

problem is beyond your control

and cannot be changed at the

moment, don’t fight the situation –

learn to accept what it is for now

until such time when you can

change it.

Check off your tasks – Trying to

take care of everything at once can

be overwhelming, and as a result,

you may not accomplish it all.

Instead, make a to do list and

give priority to the most important

tasks first.

It’s OK to cry – A good cry can

be a healthy way to bring relief to

anxiety, and it may prevent a

headache or other physical

consequence.

Take a deep breath, it also helps

release tension.

Take care of yourself – You are

special, so get enough rest and eat

well.

If you are irritable and tense

from a lack of sleep or if you do not

eat correctly, you will have less

ability to deal with stressful

situations.

If stress repeatedly keeps you

from sleeping, you should ask your

doctor for help.

You need a sold eight hours of

sleep a night.

Useful numbers

Suicide crisis helpline 0800-

567-567

Cipla mental health helpline (24

hours) 0800-456-789

Depression & anxiety line 0800-

70-80-90

Or Ruleen de Witt, Sadag

support, 084-280-9126.


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BACK IN THE SWING: Owner of Ta s h ’s Craft bar, Tash Kenny, left, waitress Asanda Silanda and

barman Sino Bakaqana, are happy to welcome their regulars back and serve them delicious

meals while they enjoy one of the best views on the Kowie. Enjoy a meal from Tash’s a la carte

menu on Sundays with a selection of their craft beers or a cocktail or two

A TASTE OF ITALY: Four things that you can be assured of at P i z z a re l l a , situated in Kenton-on-

Sea, are delicious thin-base pizza, unbelievably tasty waffles, amazing artisan breads and an

unbeatable view. See advert for contact details and address and be sure to pay them a visit the

next time you are in Kenton

Sunday lunch on the menu again

Several choices vailable in Ndlambe, including Graze, Bushmans Bar and Grill and Judy’s Kitchen

Ndlambe is blessed with

a number of great

eateries and, while

restaurants can again open to

the public following lockdown

regulations, the question of

where to spend Sunday lunch

presents Ndlambians with a

host of great choices.

Graze by the River, the

award-winning restaurant in

Van Der Riet Street, offers a

comprehensive a la carte menu

for Sunday lunch to suit all

tastes. With strict health

protocols in place, Graze is the

ideal venue with plenty of

outdoor seating, friendly staff

and a warm and friendly

atmosphere to greet you.

Nick Howard and his team

have been busy creating a host

of mouth-watering dishes for

you to choose from. Some of

the popular starters or light

meals include snoek pate,

amazing fresh and healthy

salads including the asparagus,

goat cheese and pecan nut

salad and the vegan raw beet

salad, while not forgetting

G ra z e ’s amazing mussels.

Graze is currently donating

R10 for every portion of mussels

sold to Graeme Sunny Hill’s

treatment campaign.

Main courses include

G ra z e ’s famous line-caught fish

dish, Karoo lamb, mature rump

steaks and some great authentic

Thai curries with the Massaman

Seafood curry or the Chicken

Panang curry which will warm

your soul. Graze also caters for

vegans and vegetarians with

plant-based options available.

As all dishes are prepared fresh

to order Howard and his team

can cater for any special dietary

requirements provided you

contact them in advance.

Graze will be launching a

“Beer and Burger” Special from

this weekend where you can

choose from a beef, venison or

vegan burger flame grilled on

the griddle and served with a

choice of sauces, Graze’s thick

cut chips, a side salad and a

beer for R100.

G ra z e ’s dessert menu

includes homemade ovenbaked

cheesecake, Belgium

chocolate mousse with

seasonal fruit and toasted

almonds and walnut truffle cake

and lemon meringue. This

combined with a

comprehensive wine list and

outdoor seating makes for the

perfect venue for you to meetup

with family and friends and

enjoy a fabulous Sunday lunch.

Please note that due to

limited seating and health

protocols you must book in

advance for Sunday lunch

which is served from 12 noon.

Call Howard on 063-644-3878

and let Graze do the rest.

Bushmans Bar & Grill

(BBG’s) is “The Restaurant with

a View” and now, half a century

later, still happy offering

magnificent views, superb food

and a welcoming place for

friends and family to meet.

In addition to its homely,

casual, family style it is the only

restaurant in the area that has a

deck and garden area that offers

spectacular views over the

pristine Bushmans River. Their

varied menu offers excellent

seafood, succulent steaks,

pizzas, delicious pastas and the

legendary reinvented

homemade BBG’s burger which

is bigger and better.

If you’re in the vibey pub

you can expect a friendly chirp

or a story or two from the

colourful locals, the big screen

TVs will see to your sporting

needs and free wi-fi will ensure

that you are always connected.

The friendly staff are happy

to serve pub lunches and takeaways

(call and collect) and,

with their strict measures in

place, they strive to protect

customers according to Covid-

19 restaurant guidelines.

If you’re looking for a

relaxed atmosphere to enjoy an

ice cold drink and a generous,

value for money meal with

breathtakingly beautiful views,

BBG’s is the place to be.

If delicious food is on your

personal menu then make sure

to contact or visit Ju dy ’s Kitchen

at the Rosehill Mall in Port

Alfred. The business has

adapted to the times by offering

not only sit-down meals but

also takeaways and delivery.

Ju dy ’s Kitchen is where you

will find genuine home-cooking

and delightful treats from a

menu that has something for

everyone. Make sure not to miss

out on their weekly specials

which include their soup of the

day, weekly meals, home-baked

cakes, biscuits, rusks, preserves

and much more. Also available

is their splendid three-course

Sunday lunch.

So, if you’re looking for a

taste of home cooking without

the fuss, contact Judy’s Kitchen.

Deliveries between 4pm and

5pm daily, just contact Judy’s

Kitchen and Whatsapp your

order to 083-320-1747 to enjoy

something spectacular today.

Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 9am - 11am

Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12 noon - 2pm

Dinner: Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings

(BOOKINGS FOR SUNDAY LUNCH & DINNER ESSENTIAL)

Fully licensed, selection of craft beers and boutique wines

available, seafood specialties, smoked meats and fish,

freshly roasted coffee beans, homemade cakes & treats,

vegetarian & vegan options, health shakes & shots,

take-away and outside catering services available.

Due to limited seating, please make reservations to avoid disappointment

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N E I G H B O U R LY NOTES

E-mail Rob Knowles at k n ow l e s r @ t a l kof t h e tow n .c o. za or fax (046) 624-2293

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

DAY 154 of the lockdown and

things are slowly getting back to

normal (whatever that is).

Children are back at school –

some only for two days a week

though, you can travel anywhere

within the country, pubs are open,

and people can buy tobacco

products legally again.

But we still need to wear masks

and sanitise our hands, keep our

social distances and obey the

curfew. So, “normal” is open to

interpretation.

But not everyone is happy.

Some parents are concerned

safety protocols are not being

properly observed at school, while

others are frustrated that their

children cannot go to school every

d ay.

Some say that wearing masks

causes issues more than it

eliminates them.

TotT would like to hear from

you as to how you view the new

level 2 lockdown regulations.

A RUMOUR was circulating that

President Cyril Ramaphosa was

going to announce the closure of

liquor outlets in the country, due,

it was said, to the number of

alcohol-related road deaths that

have occurred since pubs and

bottle stores were reopened last

week.

However, TotT established that

this was fake news, but will inform

our readers if things change.

The alcohol ban imposed at the

beginning of lockdown at the end

of March cost the country billions

of rand in tax revenue, along with

a considerable number of jobs in

the alcohol industry.

Some international investors

actually curtailed expansion plans

while awaiting the outcome of the

Covid-19 command council’s

decision on the banning of

alcohol.

But we do not ban sugar

because some of us have diabetes.

The bottom line is that the police

must do their job.

Zero alcohol in the

bloodstream is difficult to impose

as many medications, along with

that rum baba you had at the end

of your meal, contain alcohol.

However, anyone caught over

the legal limit must be thrown in

jail and their licence rescinded for

a year or more, if not banned for

life. Drinking and driving puts

other road-users’ lives at risk.

There is no excuse: if you drink,

don’t drive.

NDLAMBE Council met over an

MS Teams video conference on

Tuesday to discuss several

important items.

Mayor Khululwa Ncamiso

stated that Ndlambe would not

tolerate any form of corrupt

a c t iv i t y.

She said that action would be

taken immediately against anyone

involved in corruption, no matter

their position.

This is in line with President

Ramphosa’s open letter to the

ANC on Monday that condemned

corruption, specifically within the

ruling party, the ANC.

However, these are just words

until we see action taken against

those who have flagrantly

disobeyed the rules and

regulations, and particularly those

who have profited from the

redirection or outright theft of

government (t a x p aye r s ’) money.

Those who have stolen from

funds to provide personal

protective equipment (PPEs)

required by health workers as well

as the general populace should be

charged with attempted murder.

WHILE on the subject of the

Ndlambe council, there was

supposed to be a report at

Tu e s d ay ’s meeting explaining

about the delivery (or lack thereof)

of food parcels for the poor. As in

almost all meetings, reports

promised at one meeting are

never available on-time, if ever.

It is critical that council

produce the reports it has

committed to, and such reports

should be freely available for

inspection and comment.

Without this level of

transparency, it is impossible for

the man-on-the-street to assess

what is happening with their rates

and taxes, leading to rumour,

speculation and a lack of trust.

ARE you a Sarie magazine reader?

Even if you are not, get hold of the

September issue and vote for local

beauty Beatrix Bissett, who is one

of 40 finalists in the Sarie

VoorBladgesig competition.

I think you’ll agree she d e s e r ve s

our votes. Read about her and the

competition in this week’s issue.

C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S and every

good wish for the coming year to

everyone who is having a birthday

this week, especially Jake Lacey,

Mollie Seeney, Wendalyn

Kelbrick, John Potter-Sayman,

Lionel Timm, Reay Squires,

Megan Hobson, Elna Barnard,

Bronwyn Fick, Luke Charter,

Charlene Oosthuizen, Errol

Jacobs, Celine Hilpert, Ross Elliott,

Dennis Coghlan, Ros Oliver,

Lynne Costa, Magda Rieger,

Malcolm Evans, Charles

Frederichs, Charles Randall,

David Bradfield, Adrian Moss,

Stasha van Rooyen, Judy Paterson,

Tina Hon, Mandla Hendele,

Euthine Shone, Kathy Riddin,

Dimitri Papa, Val Pote, Cameron

Kretschmann, Kirsty Clayton,

Carol Ford, Dawn Hains, Charles

de Bruin, Donne Kolesky and

Sanume Esterhuyse.

A SPECIAL birthday wish to TotT’s

Makhanda correspondent Sid

Penney, who celebrated his 75th

last Friday. Without his input there

CUTTING IT AT 100: Former teacher and community stalwart

Olive Pike cuts her celebratory cake on attaining the age of

100. See our website for more information on this remarkable

lady

would be little news of

Makhanda, and we’d certainly

miss all the little titbits of the

Grahamstown of yesteryear. We

hope your day was the best yet.

A N OT H E R birthday wish goes to

Olive Pike on the occasion of her

100th birthday. At home with her

family once more, the Pike legacy

continues in her family, her past

students and all those she helped

through years of service to the

community. See the TotT website

for a brief history of her life and

how so many have been

influenced and inspired by her

will-do attitude.

Happy birthday Auntie Olive.

ESTABLISHMENTS enjoying an

anniversary are Sunshine Coast

Hospice and Kenton Primary

S ch o o l .

We congratulate them and wish

them much success in the future.

YA H O O ! The rand broke through

the $US17 mark on Monday after

months of failing against major

international currencies. We will

have to see if this trend continues.

With last year’s figures in

brackets to compare against, the

rand was trading at R16.78 to the

Dollar (R15.28); R22.05 to the

Pound (R18.66) and R19.87 to the

Euro (R16.97). Gold was trading at

$1,927.84 ($1,542.58), platinum

was trading at $924.35 ($873.51)

and Brent Crude Oil at $45.04 per

barrel ($59.43).

SPECIAL thoughts and prayers are

with all who are not well, having

or have already had tests,

operations and treatments. Sterkte

Roy Potter, Andrew de Vries,

Jenny Groenewald, Jan Haig, Bev

Young and Graeme Sunny Hill.

CONDOLENCES to the family

and friends of Rena Wallace, 92,

who died on August 20.

OUR heartiest congratulations to

all couples who are celebrating

another wedding anniversary in

the week ahead, especially Jim

and MaureenTruscott, Neville and

Rita Hope, Wesley and Janine

Sparg, Trevor and Winsome

Collett, Willem and Sue Horn.

THOUGHT for the week: “Health

is a large word. It embraces not

the body only, but the mind and

spirit as well.”

BEST regards as always,

The Team

SUDOKU - WIMPY

Complete this Sudoku and be in line to win a R60

voucher from Wimpy at 80 Southwell Road. Entries

must be in by 3:30pm on Tuesday at the TotT office - 29

Miles St. Winner to please collect voucher (must show

ID) from TotT offices before attempting to redeem prize.

Last week’s winner is Bettie Hodges.

Name:...................................................................................................

WIN A VOUCHER FROM REFLECT HAIR

Tel No:...................................................................................................

SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK’S SUDOKU

Name:.........................................................................................................................

Winner of

last week’s

crossword:

Burksies

Voucher - Clare

Fraser

– Winners to

please collect

voucher

(must show

ID) from TotT

offices before

attempting to

redeem prize.

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HOSPICE

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furniture, crockery, cutlery,

kitchen and electrical

appliances, glassware,

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082 565 8660

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EMPLOYMENT

6170

Estate Agents

RENTALS PROPERTIES

REQUIRED FOR

QUALIFIED TENANTS!

All Tenants are screened and

Credit checks are done.

We update payment profile

at the national credit bureau.

Contact us for professional

and Experienced property

management.

Contact Arlene Du Plessis

at Remax Kowie

Tel: 046 624 1110

arlene@remaxkowie.co.za

6150

Employment Wtd.

AZOLA is looking for general

and gardening work.

References available.

Phone: 083 507 6533

CYNTHIA is looking for full

time domestic work.

Phone: 073 420 4555

FAITH is looking for parttime

domestic work on

Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Phone: 071 039 4299

LYNETTE, a Zimbabwean

lady is looking for full time

domestic work.

Phone: 061 253 6836

NOMBULELO is looking

for work as a caregiver in

Port Alfred.

Phone: 083 492 3368

6150

Employment Wtd.

RESPECT is looking for

part-time domestic work

on Mondays, Wednesdays,

and Fridays.

Phone: 061 873 8849

SHELTON is looking for

general work (painting,

gardening, etc).

Phone: 065 300 7315

THABISA is looking for

domestic work.

Phone: 078 606 5583

THABISO is looking for

gardening or general work.

Code 10 drivers license

and PDP.

Phone: 063 395 8617 /

083 452 7161

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ACCOMMODATION

7020

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www.jackysbnb.co.za

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furnished or

unfurnished -

wanted to rent for

short or long lease.

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29 Miles Street,

Port Alfred

Tel: 046 624 4356

Classified

deadline is

10am on the

Friday before

Thursday’s

publication

IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE DESMOND

KOPKE, Identity Number 380309 5010 082

who died on the 11th June 2020 and SYBIL

ENID KOPKE Identity Number 410607 0010

088 to whom he was married in community

of property, of Damant Lodge, Port Alfred

ESTATE NUMBER 2011/2020

Creditors and Debtors of the above

deceased are hereby requested to lodge

their claims with and pay their debts to

the undersigned within 30 days of the

28th August 2020

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this 17th

Day of August 2020

GJ MARAIS

Agent for the Executor

Neave Stötter Inc

25 Van Der Riet Street

PORT ALFRED

Ref: pk/MAT10188

Help

Guide

AWNINGS, BLINDS & CARPORTS

BICYCLES, SPARES & SERVICE

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY

CLEANING

COMPUTER & PRINTER

SERVICES

DSTV

COURIER SERVICES

DENTIST

ESTATE AGENTS

ELECTRICIAN

FRAMING

GAS SUPPLIES & SERVICES

OPTOMETRIST

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NDLAMBE FINANCIAL DIRECTORATE

BUDGET AND TREASURY INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

4 x Accountant Intern (2 Year Fixed Contract)

Stipend – R4 833.33 per month for year one and R8 333.33 per month for year two

subject to assessment.

The Ndlambe Local Municipality has secured funding from National Treasury (Finance

Management Grant) to embark on a project that is aimed at ensuring the successful

implementation of Budget and Accounting reforms within the jurisdiction of Ndlambe

local Municipality. The programme will facilitate on the job technical skills of interns.

As part of the project, Intern will undergo intensive training in Municipal Accounting

and Financial Management.

The Accounting and Financial areas include inter alia:

Form JJJ

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

NOTICE is hereby given in terms of

Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act,

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respect of the land and building or buildings

situate at PORT ALFRED in Ndlambe

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destroyed.

All persons having objection to the issue

notice.

DATED at PORT ALFRED this 18 th day of

Attorneys for the Applicant

PORT ALFRED

jannes@grieselattorneys.co.za

Revenue Collection and Debtors Administration

Procurement and Payment of Creditors

Cash Flow and Investment Management

Risk Management and Short Term Insurance

Bank Reconciliation and Financial Statements

Budgeting and in year reporting

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The candidate must be unemployed

The candidate must not exceed the age of 35

Belong to the previously disadvantaged group or background

Must have an appropriate 3 years Degree or 3 years National Diploma in

Accounting, Risk Management, Internal Auditing or Financial Management with

Accounting II as a subject and Accounting III will be an added advantage.

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Ability to speak at least two languages spoken within the Council’s area of

jurisdiction,

Must be willing to undergo a performance assessment during the internship

programme.

Applicants must come from the local area of jurisdiction (Ndlambe Area).

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driver’s license and covering letter (including details of at least 3 contactable

references) to the *Human Resource Unit*, Ndlambe Municipality, P.O. Box 13; Port

Alfred, 6170 or hand deliver at 01 Causeway Road, Civic Centre, Port Alfred. Please

note no emailed or faxed applications will be considered. A prospective candidate

must declare any previous information that might compromise Ndlambe Municipality/

not receive any response within 21 days of the advertisement, should know that their

applications have not been successful.The closing date is Thursday, 10 September

2020.

NOTICE NUMBER: 131/2020

Rena Wallace

18/3/1928 – 20/8/20 (Aged 92)

Died on 20th August 2020.

Beloved Mother of Wendy and Shirley

and the late Sheila and Diane. Will be

missed by her family and friends.

FORM JJJ

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of regulation

68 of the Deeds registries Act, 1937, of

the intention to apply for the issue of a

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lost of destroyed.

All interested persons having objection to

the issue of such copy are hereby required

from date if the publication of this notice.

NDLAMBE MUNICIPALITY

PORT ALFRED

ADV. R DUMEZWENI

27 August 2020 MUNICIPAL MANAGER

NDLAMBE

MUNICIPALITY

PORT ALFRED

TENDER CANCELLATION NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the following tender

has been cancelled due to inconsistencies

in the advertised functionality requirements:

MUNICIPALITY

This requirement, with amended functionality

requirements, will be re-advertised.

ADV R DUMEZWENI

NDLAMBE

MUNICIPALITY

PORT ALFRED

APPLICATION TO RENEW LEASE

AGREEMENT: MUNICIPAL BUILDING

SITUATED ON ERF 610, 26 WHARF

STREET, PORT ALFRED

Notice is hereby given in accordance

with Section 21(a) of the Municipal Systems Act

32 of 2000 that a request has been received

from Mr. P C Rademeyer trading as Kowie

Seafood to renew the Agreement of Lease

pertaining to the above property for the storage

of frozen seafood purposes only.

Further particulars and sketch plan regarding

the abovementioned proposal may be

obtained during office hours from the

DIRECTORATE: INFRASTRUCTURAL

DEVELOPMENT, CAUSEWAY, PORT

ALFRED, and any objection to the proposal

must be lodged in writing, together with

reasons thereof, with the MUNICIPAL

MANAGER, P.O. BOX 13, PORT

ALFRED, 6170 on or before THURSDAY,

17 SEPTEMBER 2020.

NOTICE NUMBER: 137/2020

ADV. R. DUMEZWENI

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

FORM JJJ

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries

Act,1937, of the intention to apply for

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Transfer Number ST32393/2007 CTN

passed by the Henbrick Projects (Pty) Ltd,

Registration Number 1987/091407/07 in

favour of Moyra Lila Buchanan in respect

of:

A Unit consisting of

(a) Section No. 78 as shown and more

fully described on Sectional Plan No

SS 735/2007 in the scheme known as

SETTLER SANDS in respect of the land

and building or buildings situated at

PORT ALFRED, IN THE AREA OF

NDLAMBE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, of

À

to the said sectional plan is 96 (Ninety

Six) square metres in extent and

(b) An undivided share in the common

property in the scheme apportioned to

the said section in accordance with the

participation quota as endorsed on the

said sectional plan.

Which has been lost or destroyed.

All interested persons having objection to

the issue of such copy are hereby required

to lodge the same in writing with the

Registrar of Deeds at King William's

Town within two weeks from the date of

publication of this notice

DOLD & STONE INC — APPLICANT

37 CAMPBELL STREET

PORT ALFRED

E-mail: yolandi@doldandstone.co.za

(t): 046 6222 348

Distinctive

By TIMBER TOWN

IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE HORST

FRAUNHOLZ, Passport No. CH1H08WKY

who was a widower and died on the

2nd December 2019 and resident at

14 Signal Hill Close, Kleinemonde.

ESTATE NUMBER 32/2020

The First and Final Liquidation Account in

the above estate will lie for inspection at

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Port Alfred for a period of twenty-one

days from the 28th August 2020

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this

12th Day of August 2020

GJ MARAIS

Executor

Neave Stötter Inc

25 Van Der Riet Street

PORT ALFRED

Ref. pk/MAT10017

IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE JOHN

ROWLAND DE LA HAYE GIE, Identity

Number 320117 5015 081, of 5 Wesley

Heights, Port Alfred, who died on the

9th May 2020 and who was a widower

ESTATE NUMBER 1927/2020

Creditors and Debtors of the above

deceased are hereby requested to lodge

their claims with and pay their debts to

the undersigned within 30 days of the

28th August 2020

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this the

13th Day of August 2020

GJ MARAIS

Co-Executor

Neave Stötter Inc

25 Van Der Riet Street

PORT ALFRED

Ref. pk/MAT10169

IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE CLIVE

ALFRED CHESTER, Identity Number

371012 5398 082, of 9 Sheila's Place,

Port Alfred, who died on the 13th May

2020 and who was married out of

community of property

ESTATE NUMBER 1573/2020

Creditors and Debtors of the above

deceased are hereby requested to lodge

their claims with and pay their debts to

the undersigned within 30 days of the

28th August 2020

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this the

13th Day of August 2020

G.J. MARAIS

Agent for the Executor

Neave Stötter Inc

25 Van Der Riet Street

PORT ALFRED

Ref. pk/MAT10158

IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE ERNEST

MELVILLE ALLEN, Identity Number

450320 5036 089, of 6 Troon Crescent,

Port Alfred, who died on the 13th April

2020 and who was married out of

community of property

ESTATE NUMBER 1519/2020

Creditors and Debtors of the above

deceased are hereby requested to lodge

their claims with and pay their debts to

the undersigned within 30 days of the

28th August 2020

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this the

13th Day of August 2020

N STÖTTER

Agent for the Executor

Neave Stötter Inc

25 Van Der Riet Street

PORT ALFRED

Ref. pk/MAT10170

Kitchens

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN

DECEASED ESTATES

In the estate of the late EDITH ANN

GALPIN, ID: 4205210009081, MARRIED,

who died on 16 MARCH 2019

previously of KENTON ON SEA,

EASTERN CAPE

ESTATE NUMBER: 001289/2019.

All persons having claims against the

estate are called upon to lodge their

claims with the Executor within a period

of 30 (thirty) days of date of publication of

this notice at:

CANDICE MULLINS,

C/O THE TAX HOUSE,

PO BOX 7025,

GRAHAMSTOWN NORTH ZA, 6148,

TEL: (087) 802 7811

EMAIL: candice@thetaxhouse.co.za

IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE BRIAN

KELVIN COVENTRY, Passport No.

ZN707666, of 1 Van Der Stel Street,

Kenton on Sea, who died on the 3rd

November 2019 and who was married out

of community of property

ESTATE NUMBER 2026/2020

Creditors and Debtors of the above

deceased are hereby requested to lodge

their claims with and pay their debts to

the undersigned within 30 days of the

28th August 2020

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this the

12th Day of August 2020

GJ MARAIS

Agent for the Executor

Neave Stötter Inc

25 Van Der Riet Street

PORT ALFRED

Ref. pk/MAT10196

IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE

CHRISTOFFEL ANDRIES SCHOEMAN,

Identity Number 560902 5087 08 4

who was married out of community of

property and died on the 23rd January

2019 and resident at Drewlands Farm,

Alexandria

ESTATE NUMBER 000716/2019

The First and Final Liquidation Account

in the above estate will lie for inspection at

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Alexandria for a period of twenty-one days

Gerber Botha & Gowar

Executor

22 Church Street

Graaff-Reinet, 6280

Tel: (049) 891 0080

IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE ALLEN

ALWYN LUBBE, Identity Number 401228

5003 084 who was a widower and died

on the 13th July 2019 and resident at

56 Northwood Road, Kenton on Sea.

ESTATE NUMBER 2649/2019

The First and Final Liquidation Account in

the above estate will lie for inspection at

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Port Alfred for a period of twenty-one

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this

N STÖTTER

Neave Stötter Inc

25 Van Der Riet Street

PORT ALFRED

Ref: pk/MAT9753

NDLAMBE MUNICIPALITY

PORT ALFRED

NO CHARGE.

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RE-ADVERTISEMENT

TENDER NOTICE & INVITATION TO TENDER FOR SMMES

PROJECT NAME: RETROFITTING AND DOMESTIC PLUMBING

IN NDLAMBE MUNICIPALITY

TENDER NO: 140/2020 (WSIG2020-001)

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Completed tender documents

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Street, Port Alfred by no later than 12:00 on 11 September 2020.

BIDS WILL FIRSTLY BE EVALUATED ON THE BASIS OF RESPONSIVENESS, FUNCTION-

ALITY AND ONLY RESPONSIVE BIDDERS WILL FURTHER BE EVALUATED ON PRICE

AND B – BBEE STATUS CONTRIBUTOR AT 80/20 POINTS BASIS.

Functionality points allocation

Tender documents¿

Street, Port Alfred, 6170, from 27/08/2020¿

R111.29 OR

PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS SHALL TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING BID CONDITIONS:

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hereof to be stated on quotation

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tender for this contract.

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NOTICE NUMBER: 140/2020 (WSIG2020-001)

Date Issued: 27/08/2020

ADV. R. DUMEZWENI

MUNICIPAL MANAGER


Ta l k

OF THE Tow nSPORT

Thursday 27 Au g u st , 2020

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

Put Spring in your step

Spar Women’s Virtual Challenge

Sometimes it feels as if this

winter will never end.

Although there are signs

that spring is in the air, cold

fronts have sent temperatures

plummeting, and just as we

move down to level 2 in the

Covid-19 lockdown, pesky

stage 2 load-shedding made its

unwelcome return.

But the winter will

eventually come to an end and

warmer days will lighten our

hearts.

In the meantime, you can

help to spread a little sunshine

by entering the SPAR Women’s

Virtual Challenge on September

26, when women will be asked

to run, jog or walk a distance of

their choice on a route of their

choice and then share their

experience on social media

with the hashtags #BeSunshine

# S PA RV i r t u a l C h a l l e n g e .

The closing date for entries

is September 4 but get your

entry in as soon as possible as

entries are coming in thick and

fast, with more than 15,000

entries so far.

Great news is that the

organisers have added a medal

to the goody bag you collect

from your designated SPAR from

September 14 to September 25,

in addition to the free event

T-shirt, lightweight buff and

SPAR Virtual Challenge

magazine.

So, people who have been

collecting SPAR medals over the

years by taking part in the

annual SPAR Women’s

Challenge series can add 2020

to their collection.

Although the event is virtual,

the medal is real and could be a

great memento of one of the

strangest years the world has

k n ow n .

Because of the high number

of entries, four more collection

points have been added.

They are SUPERSPAR

Saveways in Mpumalanga,

SUPERSPAR Trevenna

Monument in the Northern

Cape, SPAR Vosloorus in

Gauteng and SUPERSPAR

Sylvania in the Free State.

Xtraspace depots in Bellville

and Airport Industria Park in the

Western Cape, Durban Noord

Xtraspace depot in KwaZulu

Natal and SPAR distribution

centre in Perseverance, Eastern

Cape.

One of the best things about

entering the SPAR Women’s

Virtual Challenge is that for

every R50 entry fee received,

SPAR will donate a food parcel

to a victim of gender-based

violence.

You can enter online at

www.spar virtualchallenge.co.za.

READY TO RUN:

SPAR Women’s

Challenge

ambassadors, from

left, SPAR Grand Prix

winner Kesa

Molotsane, Spar

Proteas Netball

captain Bongi Msomi

and Olympian athlete

Rene Kalmer will be

participating in the

virtual challenge on

September 26.

Women of all ages

can run or walk any

distance between

5km and 10km

between 6am and

6pm, and then post

about their

experiences on any

platform, using the

hashtags

#BeSunshine or

# S PA R Vi r t u a l

Challenge

You will be able to nominate

your SPAR collection point and

your T-shirt size. Put a bit of

spring in your step and spread

some sunshine.

Wednesday August 19: R PAG C

Betterball Stableford, with 28

p l aye r s .

Results:

1st: Leon Evans, Rick Pryce - 42

2nd: Charlie Poulton, Wollie

Wolmarans - 41

Two Clubs:

6th: B Reid, A Barnes

11th: D Broedelet

Best Gross: 78 – Colin Mavuso

Best Nett: 71 – Brian Reid

Nearest The Pins:

Fishaways/Debonairs – 6th: Brian

Reid

Tekserve – 11th: Milo Mills

The Firm – 13th: Lew James

The Firmest Drive – 18th: Othi

M a t i wa n e

Friday August 21: Pick n Pay 4 Ball

Alliance, with 109 players.

1st: Francois Kruger, Frank

Ferreira, Dave Nicoll, Simon

Matthews - 90

2nd: André van Zyl, Gerhard van

Aswegen Trevor Stötter, Andy

Altson - 90

3rd: Dallas Cowie, Nick

Oosthuizen, Derek Sinclair, Brian

Reid - 87

4th: Terry Counihan, Keith

Counihan, Dave Hoets, Andy

Hough - 86

Two Clubs:

6th: N Fox, T Tagg, D Painting

8th: G Cash

13th: M Veto, K Counihan, I

Moncur, D Hooper

Best Gross: 73 –Ian Moncur

Best Nett: 68 – Fra n c o i s K r u g e r

Nearest The Pins:

RPAGC – 6th: Dave Painting

RPAGC – 8th: Tom Tagg

RPAGC – 11th: Cecil Grobler

RPAGC – 13th: Mbulelo Veto

Saturday August 22: R PAG C

Betterball Stableford, with 68

p l aye r s .

1st: Terry Counihan, Nick Fox – 47

2nd: Colin Mavuso, Melvin

Mbabela – 46

3rd: Mike Gidana, Colin Mavuso

– 46

Two Clubs:

6th: W Wolmarans

8th: M de Sousa, C Roestorff, O

Pieterse, R Dowding, N Mbabela,

O Matiwana

13th: I Moncur

Best Gross: 69 - Colin Mavuso

Best Nett: 68 -Noel Stötter,

OckiePieterse, Colin Mavuso

Nearest The Pins:

Mooifontein Quarry – 6th: Colin

Broadley

Tekserve – 8th: Meekah de Sousa

Sibuya Game Reserve – 11th:

GOLF W E E K LY

Mike Gidana

Fishaways/ Debonairs – 13th: Ian

Moncur

The Firmest Drive – 14th: Wian

van Aswegen

The Firm - Nearest the Pin for 2 on

the 1st: Arjan Sap

1820s GOLF

Monday August 17: 18 players in

cold weather.

Winners on 41: Albert Whitfield,

Dudley Kieser, Derek van

Harmelen.

Moosehead on 46: Neil Shaw,

John Heather, Brian Robinson.

Good Scores: 49 -Albert

Whitfield, Mike Stadler, Wolly

Wo l m a ra n s .

Two Clubs: 8th Albert Whitfield.

Thursday August 20: Played in

good but cold conditions.

Winners on 40: Mike Stadler,

Eugene Erasmus, Derek van

Harmelen.

Moosehead on 45: Windsor

Bagley, John Dell, Barry

Scarterfield, Dudley Kieser.

Good Scores: 49 - Derek van

Harmelen, 48 - Nic van der

Merwe, 47 - Eugene Erasmus.

Two Clubs: 8th John Heather, 11th

Brian Robinson.

LADIES’ R E S U LT S

August 20

Playing in fairly windy conditions,

24 ladies turned out to compete in

the Jeanette Brotherton Cup which

was planned to be played on

Tuesday August 18, but was

postponed due to gale force wind.

The ladies played in three teams:

the Captain’s Team, the Vice-

Captain’s Team and the President’s

Te a m .

The Captain’s Team, comprising

Shirley Heny, Angela Trollip, Jo-

Anne Hilliar, Jane Bladen, Roux le

Hattingh, Margie Reid , Joy Altson

and Glynnis Renecle, scooped the

cup by scoring 20 points. Not too

far behind on 18 points were the

Vice-Captain’s Team while third

place went to the President’s Team

on 10 points.

The longest drive on hole 10 was

won by Pru Rigby in the 0-21

handicap division while the

winner in the 22-onwards division

was Bridget McNelis.

Mo Marsay was nearest the pin on

the 6th hole and Sheena Warren

was nearest on the 8th.

Both Mo and Wendy Counihan

sank a 2-club on the 6th hole

while Sheena did likewise on the

8th hole.

The competition on September 1

will be a WGSA Medal and

Putting for the Ohlsson Cup.

PORT ALFRED MIXED RESULTS

August 22

Seventeen golfers turned out in

perfect golfing weather to take

part in the Port Alfred Mixed

Competition on Saturday

morning.

Running away from the rest of the

field and scoring a winning 95

points were Greg Shanks, Tim

Shanks, Lynette Harbrecht and

Maureen McGarvie. The runnersup

on 81 points (76+5) were

Glynnis Renecle, Kevin Maree

and Derek Sinclair. Taking the

longest walk were Guy Cash,

Phillip van der Bijl and Mo Marsay

with 76 points (71+5).

There were no 2-clubs but Kevin

Maree was closest to the pin on

the 8th hole and had the best nett

score of the day on 70.

PAM welcomes players of all

handicaps who will meet and play

with different golfers and the

funds collected are donated to

either Hospice or the SPCA.

KGB RESULTS

Friday August 21: In complete

contrast to Tuesday's diabolical

golfing weather cancelling all

proceedings, Friday's weather was

fantastic which brought 29 players

down to T off in the combined

KGB and chicken day.

Three coveys ended up with 82

points to claim first prize. These

were: John Crandon, Bryan

Robinson and Mike Beaumont,

Derick van Harmelen, Fanie Smit,

Don Thompson, together with

Shaun Uys, Paul Parker, Richard

Farndell and John Dell.

Hammer en Sukkelhonors went to

Jimmy van Rensburg, Martin

Lambrechts, and John Koll with a

record 49 points.

The 2-club pool was claimed by

Bernie van Loggenberg for his

birdie on the 11th.

Prize giving and fines meeting

returned to normal and a great

golf day all round.

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