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Home Affairs crisis in Komani

Staff held ‘hostage’ as matrics queue for days

NTSIKELELO QOYO AND

LUVUYO MJEKULA

Long queues, preferential

treatment and rude staff

are just some of the

complaints raised by irate

residents dissatisfied with

service at the Komani Home

Affairs office.

Last week, police were

called to the office after parents

forced their children inside the

premises, refusing to let officials

go home without serving them.

Home Affairs acting district

manager, Mxolisi Ntaba, said an

unreliable network, coupled

with Covid-19 control measures

were some of the reasons for the

delays at the office.

“On behalf of Home Affairs I

apologise for what happened.

“We understand as a

department our mandate is to

provide an enabling document

to citizens.

“I would, however, think

those most traumatised by what

happened are the officials.

“You can imagine a situation

of people budging into your

workplace and holding you

hostage.

“Many of my staff we

unsettled by the incident and

some requested to be absent the

next day.

“Maybe the pupils and

parents were traumatised by the

presence of police but under the

circumstances we had to call for

assistance” said Ntaba.

The parents told The Rep

they had grown tired of

watching their children queue

for days for their ID cards ahead

of their matric exams, and had

decided to force the group of

Grade 12 pupils into the office.

“It is painful as we expect

services from Home Affairs,

especially for the children who

miss out on school because they

have to stand in long queues for

d ay s ,” Ezibeleni parent

Nokwanda Nkamana said.

She said she had taken her

two children to the office to get

their IDs but when they arrived

at 7.30am on Tuesday last week,

it was full and they left.

The next day, they left home

at 3.30am and arrived at the

office at 4.30am, but still did not

get the assistance they required.

She said on Thursday, staff at

the office started helping people

after 2pm.

“All we want is services that

the office is supposed to render.

“We want our children to go

back to school with their IDs so

they can write their exams.”

Another parent, Chenay

Phillips, from New Rest, who

accompanied her two teenage

daughters to the office to obtain

their IDs said: “I have been

coming here for two days. The

children need their IDs.

“They called the police and

Red Guard Security on us.

“Our children are harmless

and we have not caused any

violence. Our children are

going to be traumatised.”

Another parent said: “Th e y

said the photo booth machine

started working at 10am but we

were here long before.

“They said they had network

issues, they were offline.”

Pamela Gigaba, also from

Ezibeleni, said she and her

Grade 10 child had visited the

office three times.

“My request is: Why don’t

they extend working hours to

help the children,” Gigaba said.

“The manager said this

would not be possible because

the workers would require to be

paid overtime.

“We even asked where the

mobile bus was and we were

told the vehicle was in Sada and

yet the backlog is in Komani.”

Ntaba, meanwhile,

explained that network

problems had added to the

Covid-19-induced crisis.

“The cause of what

happened last week is the

unreliable network.

“Often we open at 8am but

can only start assisting people at

10am. On the day we were

assisting one client for 30

minutes, while our system is

designed for a 15-minute

t u r n ove r.

“Recently we deployed a

mobile station to Ndlovukazi

but because of network

problems they returned unable

to assist anyone.

“It was the same when we

went to Ezibeleni.

“We have, however, raised

this matter and we hope the

department will fix it,” he said.

Ntaba said they were also

operating with half their staff,

due to Covid-19.

“Covid-19 has posed major

challenges that have resulted in

us having to take control

measures.

“Following the lifting of the

lockdown we had long queues

and in response we called in all

our staff.

“Six positive Covid-19 cases

then forced us to close the office

because we all had to

q u a ra n t i n e .

“In avoiding the same

situation we decided to operate

with half of the staff to avoid

such an instance again,” he said.

He said only matric pupils

were being assisted with IDs at

present, adding that schools had

been notified to tell Grade 12

ENOUGH:

Police are

called to the

Home Affairs

office in

Komani last

week after

parents forced

their children

into the

p re m i s e s ,

refusing to let

the office

close after

standing in

long queues

for days

without help

P i c t u re :

NTSIKELELO

QOYO

pupils to get their IDs during

level 3 of the lockdown, but this

had not happened.

“Many did not come and as

a result we started processing

applications from the general

public. Now we have plenty of

pupils all applying for IDs at the

same time and unfortunately

our network has not been able

to handle this,” said Ntaba.

Ntaba said they could assist

100 clients a day. He could not

comment on allegations that

some people received

preferrential treatment, but

noted that the office provided a

variety of services, with queues

for each varying in size.

CHDM investigates

fuel theft suspicions

ANDISA BONANI

A photo of a Chris Hani District

Municipality (CHDM) vehicle

with 25l containers being filled

with fuel at a petrol station

trended on social media at the

weekend, raising suspicion.

This is not the first time fuel

theft suspicions have been the

talk of the town at the

institution, an act which has

also cascaded to local

municipalities and has been

discussed in council meetings of

the Enoch Mgijima Local

Municipality, to name one.

Social media user Xola Siko

said government used fuel cards

to fill its vehicles and it was

suspicious to see a photo

showing huge containers being

filled, while the municipality

had a history of fuel theft.

“However, this could be a

legitimate exercise meant for

service delivery but we cannot

keep quiet as residents when

there are suspicious activities

because we know what our

government and its public

servants are like.”

CHDM senior

communication manager

Bulelwa Ganyaza said the

municipality was looking into

the matter as fuel theft rumours

also came to light last week.

“The municipality has noted

pictures circulating on social

media showing a petrol

attendant filling diesel into 25l

plastic containers loaded in our

branded vehicle.

“We have looked into the

matter as rumours of fuel theft

were also made earlier in the

week to ensure that any

transgression is unearthed and

those responsible dealt with as

per municipal laid-down

p r o c e d u r e s ,” she said.

The district municipality had

systems and control measures in

place meant to combat

municipal fuel theft.

“This includes paperwork

that entails control sheets being

signed by operators on site

when the driver arrives at the

water scheme to ensure that the

delivery tallies with the order.

“All our vehicles are fitted

with a tracking device to

monitor their movements. The

pump stations, which are

known for their consumption

and capacity are provided with

adequate fuel to run fortnightly.

“For the record, the

municipality has rural water

schemes, backup generators at

its treatment works and pump

stations that are fuel-driven to

supply water to areas across the

district. There are dedicated

vehicles with bowsers that are

used to transport diesel to

various water schemes in the

whole district.”

Ganyaza said these vehicles

were allocated to all their

satellite areas; however, the one

that trended on social media

was not listed for the exercise.

“It was used as part of our

contingency plan as records

extracted from our fleet

management system indicated

the vehicle allocated for the

Komani and Whittlesea areas

were recently taken for repairs.

Ganyaza said CHDM

identified all fuel-driven pump

stations that required

conversion, and an application

had already been made to

Eskom with the available budget

to convert them to electricity.


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New York stage within Cya’s reach

Ezibeleni star awarded partial film academy scholarship, but needs help

ANDISA BONANI

The Ezibeleni community

could soon see one of their

own on the international big

or small screen if she manages to

garner enough funds to attend a

New York convention in July, hosted

by the International Modelling and

Talent Agency (IMTA).

Siyasanga “C ya ” Kambi returned

from the IMTA auditions hosted in

Johannesburg last Friday, where she

wowed the judges with her

monologue and was awarded a

partial scholarship by the New York

Film Academy (NYFA).

The NYFA awarded six

scholarships for the best

performances, three of which were

worth $10,000 (R158,000) and the

other three a 25% discount on the

a c a d e my ’s short-term programmes.

Contestants who got call backs at

the Johannesburg auditions have

been invited to attend one of two

international conventions, with one

to be hosted in Los Angeles in

January, and the other in New York

in July.

“I auditioned for the New York

convention, which is a massive

opportunity that would allow myself

and many other artists from all walks

of life participating in competitions,

auditioning for 300 industry top

b ra s s .

“One does not get to see those

people in one space at any given

moment.

“It will be an intense week that

will change people’s lives and I

cannot wait,” said Cya.

She said though she did well in

the auditions’ acting category, she

did not have formal training in the

profession.

“I do not have formal training or

a qualification in acting and I would

like to explore more on that.

“Due to my passion to develop

the acting and film industry in the

Eastern Cape, it would help me a

great deal to know the fundamental

principles of it.

“Hence I would like to take a sixor

12-month programme depending

on the funds I hope to get from

s p o n s o r s h i p s .”

Kambi said she would need

financial assistance to realise her

dreams of attending the convention

and enrolling with the NYFA, and

called on local businesses and

individuals to assist her.

“The IMTAs assist a lot in

preparing the material one needs to

get sponsorships from government

and other institutions.

“There are also institutions like

the National Film and Video

Foundation that I could apply for

funding from, to cover the rest of the

costs. This is an opportunity I am

definitely going to pursue.”

Kambi said she would need

about R130,000 to cover all her

travel costs, which included

transport, accommodation, food

and pocket money.

Her aim for now is to focus on

getting sponsorships and training,

and to work on her public relations

that will assist her in getting the help

she needs to fulfil her dreams.

Anyone who would like to

donate funds to help Kambi, can call

her on 081-585 1547.

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The Women’s Wellness Centre

hosted its first ever Sexual Health

Edition in an effort to empower and

educate women about common

gynaecological issues.

Komani gynaecologist Dr Mihlali

Simama, 35, said women had a

tendency of enduring pain and

abnormalities related to their

reproductive system that could be

s e ve r e l y detrimental to their health.

During her presentation, which

touched on a plethora of

gynaecological issues, Simama

emphasised the importance of

women using suitable

contraceptives, which she said

varied for each individual and were

not a “one size fits all”.

“People are different and there

are suitable contraceptives for all

kinds of women,” Simama said.

“Oral contraceptives lower the

chances of ovarian cancer but could

help induce breast cancer.

“The patch is ideal for smokers

and those who tend to forget to take

the pill.

“The injectables are not

recommended for people younger

than 16 years old and have a low

body mass index [BMI] as they make

the bones weak.”

She cautioned women about

their hygiene routines, saying the

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vagina had healthy bacteria that

helped to naturally clean itself.

Attendee Naledi Ngubane asked

whether the “Yoni Steam”, popularly

known to cleanse the vagina and

uterus, had any benefits and whether

it was safe. “There has been the

notion that sexually active women

are dirty, which is untrue in its

e n t i r e t y,” Simama said.

“There is good bacteria that lives

in the vagina and does not cause any

problems. It is there to safely clean

it.

“The herbs and soaps that are

used to clean the vagina are born out

of the notion that women are dirty.

“There is no need to clean it, one

must only wash the labia.

“I personally do not believe in

things like the Yoni Steam because

there is no scientific evidence to

prove that it works.”

Local general practitioner, Dr

Nomthunzi Magida, who was part of

the audience, questioned wh a t

medical ethics provisioned for, in

relation to parents coercing children

who were below the age of consent

to go on c o n t ra c e p t ive s .

Magida said some parents even

forced their children to have

abortions, which she said was a

growing concern.

The SHE wellness session, also

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The Women’s Wellness Centre

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screenings, breast examinations and

treatment for hereditary conditions.

It also offers gynaecological

services for endometriosis, fibroids,

infertility, urinary incontinence,

chronic pelvic pain, discharges and

vaginal infections.

It offers obstetric services for

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DBSA donates PPE to CHDM

Boost for previous hotspot area as cases rising

ZINTLE BOBELO

The Development Bank of

Southern Africa (DBSA)

visited previously

identified Covid-19 hotspot -

Chris Hani District Municipality

(CHDM) - last week to donate a

screening unit and personal

protective equipment (PPE) after

reports of an anticipated second

wave of Covid-19.

A two-room screening

facility and boxes of PPE were

officially handed over at the

gathering at the CHDM disaster

management centre.

The PPE included 1,500

Nasopharyngeal sample kits, 25

goggles, 2,000 shoe covers, 60

PRC test boxes, 300 face

shields, 2,000 examination

gloves, 50 25lt sanitisers, 10

thermometers, 1,500 surgical

masks and 135 medical suits.

Addressing the district

officials present on the day,

DBSA representative Bonnie

Duda said the institution

allocated resources to support

25 districts in the country

despite financial constraints,

with CHDM among the chosen

beneficiaries.

“We are endowed with

capacity to work together across

all spheres to confront this

pandemic.

“The move to level 1 will

come with its own challenges

and requires us to work together

more than before as the minister

of health cautioned the country

could face a second surge.

“Though the situation is sort

of stabilising and the recovery

rate is over 90%, we should not

relax but continue to intensify

the fight. We are seeing an

increase of positive Covid-19

cases. It is not a good sign.”

He said the donation was a

gesture by the DBSA in an effort

to fight the outbreak and to

safeguard people’sl ive s .

CHDM mayoral committee

member, councillor Siyabulela

Nxozi, said the donation could

not have come at a better time.

“We are today receiving

disturbing reports on concerns

of a second wave of Covid-19

that may be imminent in the

province following a rise in the

infection rate in some districts.

“The virus is reportedly

spreading at an alarming rate in

multiple Eastern Cape schools.

“As the district, we are

similarly gravely concerned

with the rise of infections, with a

spike being reported at schools

in Middelburg, Cradock and

Sterkspruit.

“These are areas within our

district and this requires a

collaborated effort to flatten the

curve to ensure lives are saved

as we cannot afford anything

worse than what we have

witnessed in the past few

m o n t h s .”

Nxozi said such assistance

was needed as the pandemic

had put a strain on government

and the health care system.

“We receive this facility and

the material with great

appreciation and feel truly

honoured that in all the

provinces and districts that

DBSA has a footprint on,

CHDM was listed as one of the

FLATTEN THE CURVE: The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) donated a screening

unit and personal protective equipment to the Chris Hani District Municipality (CHDM).

Officiating the hand over last Friday are, from left, DBSA representative Bonnie Duda and

CHDM corporate services portfolio head Siyabulela Nxozi Picture: ZINTLE BOBELO

beneficiaries. “This will

tremendously build on the work

that we do in combating the

spread of Covid-19 in our

district and we are positive we

will give a good fight, along

with the support and

contribution of all our

communities playing their part.”

Department of health

representative, Julenda Dyantyi,

who spoke on behalf of health

chief director in the district,

Sindiswa Tywabi, said a team

was deployed in different areas

for screening purposes and that

the donation was greatly

appreciated.

EMLM

extends

hours for

call centre

LIFE SKILLS

NTSIKELELO QOYO

Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality (EMLM)

promises an improved and more pleasant

customer experience when residents call into

its call centre to register complaints.

The municipality will now operate its

customer care service 24/7 in an effort to

better deal with complaints and queries.

“In an endeavour to improve customer

service, EMLM has now improved its

customer call centre.

“From November 1 the municipality has

been better placed to receive and process

complaints and queries from the public as

the call centre now operates for 24 hours a

day, including weekends and public

h o l i d ay s ,” said spokesperson Lonwabo

Kowa .

He said the call centre was improved in

line with the Financial Recovery Plan and

was part of the measures approved by

provincial government.

“No new staff members were recruited as

the municipality has still frozen new staff

intake except for positions deemed critical.

All call centre agents are employees

transferred from other internal departments

and added to the few call centre agents who

were operating the centre,” said Kowa.

“This is in response to calls by

communities who have at times been

frustrated with the customer service of the

municipality, especially on weekends. From

this step, the municipality will only work on

improving the service to ensure better

customer satisfaction,” he added.

“Thus far, the call centre receives an

average of 30 complaints, most of which are

related to basic service delivery. This will also

help identify information and service

delivery gaps which will enhance planning

processes of the municipality,” he said.

The call centre numbers are 045-838-

1211, 045-807-2026, 045-839-2181 and

045-839- 2233.

FIRST AIDERS: Cathcart High

School held First Aid courses

for Level 2 and 3 for their first

aiders. Sitting from left to

right are Zenande Bacela,

Richard Owusu, teacher in

charge of first aid, and

Siyamthanda Sobekwa.

Standing, from left to right,

are Endinako Phambanisi,

Imitha Kopolo, Asavela

Bongweni and Thina Nyusela

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Pledge by matrics at 12 schools

Event attended by MEC at

Cofimvaba Senior Secondary

ABONGILE

S O L U N D WA N A

Matrics made an oath at

the Grade 12 class of

2020 provincial

pledge-signing ceremony ahead

of their final examinations

which began yesterday.

The event was held by the

department of education at

Cofimvaba Senior Secondary

School on Friday last week.

Matrics from 11 other

schools in the Chris Hani East

education district also attended

the event.

Department of education

MEC Fundile Gade, who is

confident about the 80% target

set for the province, motivated

the matrics with the following

words: “This is not a journey of

a simple academic year but one

of 12 years of progression.

“Be jealous of the space,

time and opportunity that has

been granted to you.

“Commit yourselves as if this

is the last moment.”

He said the pledge was part

of an ongoing programme of

maintaining focus on quantile 1,

2 and 3 schools. “We must

ensure that we give ourselves

more time, energy and

resources towards ensuring that

the aforementioned quantiles

are given preference.

“This is due to the number of

pupils the quantile schools

have, including their

contribution to the upward

trajectory of the education

system in the province.”

The MEC said during the

course of the year, training on

exam management and

assessments was given to limit

irregularities and cribbing that

sometimes forced pupils to be

exempted for almost three years

from the education system.

He said the Covid-19 crisis

came at a time when the

department was introducing E-

learning as part of the

enhancement of the education

system in the province.

“Fortunately for us the

pandemic came when we were

closing the plans for it.

“It has helped us a bit, and as

a result EC pupils are ready for

the Grade 12 examinations.

“We have pockets of

excellent schools in the Eastern

Cape such as Cofimvaba Senior

Secondary School, St James,

Nyanga and Toli, to name a few.

“The indications from the

trial examinations are quite

optimistic that we will reach our

80% target.”

He said a school from

Mathole East surprised him by

achieving 90% in Business

Studies, a tough subject for

many pupils in the country. He

said the only worry would be if

there was a Covid-19 outbreak

during the examinations, wh i ch

would be difficult for the

department to manage.

However, it was crucial to

overcome the education

challenges in the province.

“The former Ciskei and

Transkei and former department

of education and training in the

Port Elizabeth area were the hub

of education in the country.

“What went wrong? Pupils

came from Cape Town, Gauteng

and KZN to study here.

“The minister of basic

education, Angie Motshekga,

studied at Mariazell High

School in Matatiele.

“It is not a far-fetched dream

to reposition the Eastern Cape

because it was a hub before.”

PLEDGE:

Matrics

re c e n t l y

pledged

ahead of their

final exams at

Cofimvaba

Senior

Secondary

School

P i c t u re :

ABONGILE

S O L U N D WA N A

He commended teachers in

the province for producing

results under difficult

conditions.

“I doubt if teachers from

other parts of the country can

teach under a tree or in a mud

school and still get results.

“We are a breed of teachers

that started from nowhere and

ended somewhere,” the MEC

said.

SAYC want strategy to develop local youth

ANDISA BONANI

The South African Youth

Council Chris Hani region

wants to develop a youth

development strategy that will

enable it to monitor local

government performance and

hold it accountable in matters

related to developing young

people.

This was one of the

resolutions taken during the

regional SAYC district youth

summit preparatory session held

at the Thobi Kula Indoor Sport

Centre on Saturday.

Young people from all six

municipalities under Chris Hani

District Municipality (CHDM)

participated in the event that

had them breaking into

commissions and debating

issues affecting them and what

needed to be done.

SAYC regional co-ordinator,

Sakile Mvana, said the actual

summit would be held before

the end of the year, and that they

were stalling because the

CHDM indicated their interest

to be part of the programme

from its planning stages.

“The CHDM approached us

indicating they liked our idea

and wanted to be part of it from

inception because they are

aware of its significance.

“We have been engaging

with the municipality to develop

a youth development plan

which would be tailor-made for

young people in this area.

“It will be informed by the

existing national youth plan that

guides how government ought

to relate to the youth regarding

their development.

“The national plan is

cascaded down to provinces,

and we want to do the same in

our district.

“After it has committed itself

we would be able to monitor its

progress and performance. Its

absence puts us in a position

where we cannot hold them

a c c o u n t a b l e .”

He said the national youth

plan was under the office of the

presidency, and the provincial

under the office of the premier,

but that in the district they found

themselves dealing with the

special programmes unit (SPU)

and then the m ayo r ’s office.

“The preparatory session was

for us as young people to

consolidate our views so that

when the actual summit is held

we go there with one view and

mandate.

“We did not want to make

decisions for the youth in their

absence, we wanted them to

come together and discuss their

issues and what needs to be

done to mitigate them,” said the

c o - o r d i n a t o r.

The youth focused on

general issues that affect them

like unemployment, skills

training, education, small,

medium and micro enterprises

(SMME) development, sports,

arts and culture.

They also brought up the

setting aside of R5m for youthowned

enterprises by CHDM.

“We also noted the emerging

mining opportunities in the

district; we resolved to engage

government to have a mining

academy or institution to equip

young people to exploit the

opportunities.

“We have a team that plays

in the SAB Motsepe League

called Amavarara.

“The team could create

opportunities for the youth that

could remove them from drug

and alcohol abuse by

participating in the sport.”

The youth also want to

champion a district youth skills

audit so they can be aligned

with upcoming opportunities.

SUMMIT PREP SESSION: Young people in the Chris Hani

district come together to consolidate issues affecting them,

ahead of the upcoming summit that is to be held before the

end of the year, with, from left, SAYC regional convener

Spokazi Wana and co-ordinator Sakile Mvana

HERE’S TO THE FUTURE

EXCITING TIMES: It was a

day filled with fun and tears

for these grade 12 John Noah

High School pupils as they

braced for the start of their

final exams yesterday.

Teachers at the school wished

all the pupils the best of luck

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Happy birthday wishes are

extended to Chris Futter and

Laiden Haripersad (November 10),

Duane McCaskil, Mike Boy,

Marianne Boonstra, Madoda

Papiyana and Tembile Sgqolana

(November 11), Bruce Mager

(November 12), Chamone

Maytham (November 13),

Michelle Edwards, Elchenay

Bantom, Ralph Cullinan, Rod

KerFox, Kelly Diesel, Suzette Villas

and Bongiwe Madliwe (November

14), Wendy Weir, Louise

Charasika, Elissa Naude and

Luxolo Peme (November 16),

Michelle Schwarz de Klerk, Andre

Dorfling, Craig Haxton, Cuan

April, Sven Sorenson and Andrew

Nel (November 18), Mivuyo

Mjekula and Susan Schlebusch

(November 19), Linam Matiwane

and Tasj Oudshoorn (November

20).

Belated birthday wishes to

Khuselo Benyane (November 3),

Bulelani Mangali (November 4)

Matric pupils began their final

exams yesterday after a

challenging year disrupted by the

Covid-19 pandemic. The rest of

the country’s scholars will also

complete their school year later

this month. Good luck to all of

them.

Condolences are extended to the

families and friends of James

Ralane, Miseka Xaba, Nozizwe

Nofemele, Jackson Buti Gxalaba,

Nocelo Masiki, Nodatini Mjamba,

Sindiswa Nancy Mndi,

Nonkozwana Vata, Temba ‘Kiro’

Wiso, Zoliswa Sikundla, Mandisa

Sinandile, Thozamile Qelo,

Nomthandazo Makhiva, Nikelo

Hlebani, Nosayinethe Gawulayo,

Siza Dlikilili.

Happy anniversary to the

Springboks – it has been a year

since the South African rugby team

was crowned world champions.

KOMANI WEATHER

FACE 2 FACE with

QWhat do you do?

AI am an entrepreneur

and an activist.

What do you enjoy about it?

Solving problems; venturing

into business and being part

of the growth of the local

economy; self discipline and

daily pressure.

What do you think is the

most important trait an

entrepreneur needs to have?

Be diligent, take calculated

risks and be profit driven

How do you think

government can better

support budding

e n t re p re n e u r s ?

Rotation of databases in

departments and local

municipality; business

grants; access to markets and

by-laws in local

municipalities that protect

the interests of emerging

business. Ring fence local

procurement and amend the

national credit bureau act.

When you are not working

what do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy taking part in

church praise and worship,

out door meditations,

spending time with my son

and family as well as driving

while playing loud music.

What is your motto in life?

Do your best today as

tomorrow is unknown.

What place would you

like to travel to and why?

Jerusalem, to know the

history of Jesus as I believe

biblical history has been

written to serve a particular

gender and race.

What do you enjoy about

Ko m a n i ?

The rich history; it is

closer to my home town

Cacadu and Xonxa Dam, my

favourite meditation spot.

/Asanda Dlikilili, e n t re p re n e u r

A sultry weekend is in store for

Komani if current weather forecasts

are anything to go by. It is predicted

that periods of sun and clouds will

characterise Friday, with a

minimum temperature of 12°C and

a maximum of 30°C. Saturday is set

to become windier and warm with

some sun at a low of 13°C and a

high of 33°C. Sunday meanwhile

will be unseasonably hot with

thickening clouds and breezy in the

afternoon. The minimum and

maximum temperatures will be

17°C and a hot 33°C. Here --

w w w. a c c u w e a t h e r. c o . z a

What do you think about …

Covid-19 is

back for more

SIPHIWO

N TA B O

WESLEY

DE BRUIN

CYNTHIA

DEJAGER

THOBEKA

FONKO

YA N G A

FOBO

By all accounts, the feared “second

wave ” has arrived as there have been

reports of major spikes in the new

Covid-19 infections.

As expected, the SApublic has all

but dispensed with almost all the

required precautions recommended

to stop the spread of the virus.

When president Cyril Ramaphosa

announced that the country would

go to level 1 people took it that it

meant the pandemic was over and

they could do as they pleased or go

back to their “normal” routines.

I have witnessed some of this

behaviour myself as I have lost count

of how many people have sought to

shake my hand in the last few weeks.

These are educated people who

should know better but clearly their

education has not gone far enough.

Fortunately, I have sanitiser

nearby and I smartly go over and

sanitise my hand again. I do not

know what the thinking of the

people is around the pandemic.

Maybe they think that if they can

wish it away, it will go. Alas Donald

Trump, who said this in July: “I think

we are going to be very good with

the coronavirus. I think that at some

point that is going to sort of just

disappear, I hope.”

Everyone knows, except the

American voters, that Trump is an

idiot ... so what does that make our

people who think like him?

When our president said “it is in

our hands”, people did not realise

how serious these words were.

The government can only do so

much to protect its citizens, the rest

of the effort should come from the

citizens themselves. Judging by what

is currently happening, people could

not give a hoot about their own

health which places the government

in a catch 22 situation.

Clearly, we cannot go back to

IN TOUCH

Phumelele P Hlati

hard lockdown as the economy

would never recover from it, the

second time around. Too much

damage was done to the economy

by the hard lockdown earlier this

year, even though it was warranted

and completely justified.

Now that we know the problem,

what can we do to mitigate against

the worst the pandemic can do? If

the hard lockdown is not an option,

then what is?

The mentality of “if we die, we

die” is what landed us where we are,

so leaving it to individual actions is

not the answer. I would suggest we

identify the major “spreaders”—

funerals, social gatherings and night

spots.

There should be strict monitoring

of funerals as during levels 5 and 4,

limiting the numbers back down to

50 and banning of night vigils.

Ttaverns and clubs should be

forced to close at 9pm, loud music

must be banned, and we must force

them to adhere to social distancing

and health protocols if they still want

to operate and make money.

Those that do not comply must

have their licences suspended and

they must be closed for a period of

time. We cannot prioritise money

and having a “nice time” over our

health.

With speculation about a

second Covid-19 wave

gaining traction, The Rep

reporter, Ntsikelelo Qoyo,

asked people in Komani

what they thought about a

possible second wave.

Siphiwo Ntabo

from Westbourne

Personally, I feel okay and I

am not really scared. All I

can say is that people need to

take care of themselves. We

must take the measures we

have already been advised to

take – masks and social

distancing. I think if there is a

need for another lockdown

the consequences might be

very detrimental but I would

not be against it.

Wesley de Bruin

from Komani Park

I am just hoping for the best.

The country will not be able

to survive another lockdown.

I just hope people can take

care of themselves.

Cynthia Dejager

from Cathcart

We are all concerned about

the second wave but I feel

people are not following

protocols from wearing

masks, washing hands and

doing social distancing. The

alcohol is not helping,

people are having parties

and having gatherings. I

think the health department

is doing their best and

communicating to people

every day what is going on.

With the festive season

coming, I do think we need

to be concerned.

Thobeka Fonko

from Ezibeleni

We are scared but I think we

have to keep doing what we

have been told is best. It is

unfortunate that people in

Komani think that the virus is

gone and they are not

obeying the rules. The

unbanning of alcohol has not

helped because people are

IN OUR POSTBAG

out and as a result accidents

have even increased.

Yanga Fobo

from CBD

I am very scared. I do not

know how it will affect the

country this time around. I

do think this time we are

better prepared because

people know what to do.

The government also had a

hard time providing

personal protective

equipment to those who

needed it. I am hoping

those were just teething

problems and hopefully

we will not be dealing with

that again.

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The Ezibeleni road is a death sentence

I have decided to make this statement

about the Ko m a n i ’s roads.

It is time that all motorists stand up.

We have to keep buying new tyres

because the roads are not up to

standard. It is hitting us hard.

In the past 20 years, no effort has

been made by our municipality to make

sure we are happy.

The road to Ezibeleni is a death

sentence.

We pay for our vehicle licences - it

is time we march and close the main

street of Queenstown.

Whoever is responsible must

account for this.

Enough is enough.

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In an effort to raise funds

and awareness about

various men’s health

issues, including testicular

and prostate cancer, RE/MAX

of Southern Africa has

challenged its network and

the public to either grow their

moustaches (ladies are

encouraged to grow their leg

hair) or donate to The

RE/MAX Foundation during

the course of the month.

With the threat of Covid-

19 in mind, regional director

and CEO of RE/MAX of

Southern Africa, Adrian

Goslett, explains how the

brand has had to adapt their

usual Movember

Championships due to the

pandemic.

“With everyone still

wearing face masks in public,

growing a moustache to raise

awareness around men’s

health issues does not quiet

have the same effect.

“We therefore encourage

each of our associates to

donate just R10 to The

RE/MAX Foundation.

“At the end of the month,

we will then make one lump

sum donation to the

Movember Foundation to

support their very important

work around men’s health

issues across the country,”

Goslett said.

Previously, the network

ra i s e d more than R25,000 in

2018 and over R22,000 in

2019 towards various men’s

health organisations,

including the Movember

Foundation, through their

Movember campaigns.

With more than 2,500

agents in the RE/MAX SA

network, this year stands to be

no different. Members of the

public are also encouraged to

make a donation towards the

cause.

Banking details for The

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“We encourage everyone

to do what they can to raise

support or awareness this

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“This year has been tough

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when we work together.”

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Affordable housing in SA is limited, making it

difficult for many to enter the real estate market.

While experts in the industry agree the current

market presents the perfect opportunity for firsttime

buyers, the reality is that most are simply

unable to afford the high entry costs.

The Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in

Africa (CAHF) states that in 2019, the cheapest,

newly built house was estimated at R436,200.

Under existing home finance terms, a house in

this price range would be affordable to only 20.4%

of urban households.

Regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of

Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, encourages South

Africans to make use of the variety of National

Housing Subsidy Programmes available.

“While the variety of housing subsidies and

grants available will not solve this problem on their

own, they do offer a solution to a number of South

Africans struggling to enter the real estate market.

“The trouble is that too few know about these

options or that they qualify for the assistance,”

Goslett says.

One of these often under-utilised programmes

is the Finance Linked Individual Subsidy

Programme (FLISP).

Households that earn between R3,500 to

R22,000 per month can apply for this subsidy.

Depending on the applicant’s gross monthly

income, the once-off FLISP subsidy qualifying

amount varies between R27,960 and R121,626 (as

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Another issue is often the availability of

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As part of a solution, President Cyril

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the Mooikloof Mega Residential City project in

Pretoria. Once completed, roughly 50,000

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Another possible solution for low-income

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“However, this decision should not be

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Another option is to purchase a property

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The extra 5% helps homeowners afford the

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will end up spending a substantial amount more

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SIKO – MELENI FAMILIES

NDILEKA MOL-JOY MELENI

Died 25.10.2020 Funeral: 31.10.2020

We would like to extend our words

of appreciation to all the people

who have sent us their

condolences during our time

of grief and those who came

to be with us when we were

burying Ndileka Mol-Joy Meleni.

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WISO

TEMBA

“KIRO”

Late of 677 Chief

Abiola Street,

Khayelitsha,

Mlungisi, Komani

Born: 18.10.1962

Died: 27.10.2020

Funeral: Friday

06.11.2020

Starting at home

then to the

Skweyiya Hall,

Mlungisi for a

service at 9am.

The cortege will

proceed to the

Kwa-Themba

Cemetery,

Ezibeleni for the

Interment at 10am

LALA

NGOXOLO

GABA CIHOSHE

MNDLANE

TUTUSE

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

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MNDI

NANCY

SINDISWA

Late of 27

Langeberg Road,

Van Collar Park,

Top Town, Komani

Born: 08.09.1955

Died: 26.10.2020

Funeral: Saturday

31.10.2020

Starting at home

then to the

Queenstown

Baptist Church,

Ebden Street,

Komani for a

service at 10:30.

The cortege will

proceed to the

Komani Town

Cemetery for the

Interment at 11:30

LALA

NGOXOLO

NJEYA

MDUBELA

KHWALI

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

MASIKI

NOCELO

Late of

Ku-Mngqanga,

Qamata,

Cofimvaba District

Born: 03.07.1951

Died: 26.10.2020

Funeral: Saturday

07.11.2020

Starting at home at

08:30. Thence to

the Ku-Mngqanga

Cemetery,

Qamata for the

Interment at 09:30

LALA

NGOXOLO

MAMQADI

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

MAKHIVA

NOMTHANDAZO

BORN: 1958-09-09

DIED: 2020-10-24

FUNERAL: 2020-11-08

(Sunday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Ngqoko village Lady Frere

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Ngqoko

TIME: 10:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

FEMELE

NOZIZWE

GLORIA

Late of 942 Zone

3, Ezibeleni,

Komani

Born: 15.07.1960

Died: 31.10.2020

Funeral: Saturday

07.11.2020

Starting at home

at 08:30 (Twelve

Apostolic Church).

Thence to the

Komani Town

Cemetery for the

Interment at 09:30

LALA

NGOXOLO

MAMQWATHI

DIKELA NONI

NTSWAYIBANA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

QELO

THOZAMILE

MILWA

BORN: 1961-08-04

DIED: 2020-10-24

FUNERAL: 2020-11-07

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Mthonjeni location Bengu

A/A Lady Frere

at 10:00 am

CEMETERY:

Bengu

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

MJAMBA

NODATINI

FLORENCE

Late of 1020

Nightingale Street,

Magxaki, Mlungisi,

Komani

Born: 18.05.1946

Died: 28.10.2020

Funeral: Saturday

07.11.2020

Starting at home

then to the

Nonzwakazi

Methodist Church,

Mlungisi, Komani

for a service at

9am. Thence to

the Lukhanji

Cemetery,

Komani for the

Interment at 10am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MAMGQWASHU

LAWUKAZI

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

HLEBANI

NIKELO

BORN: 1974-05-15

DIED: 2020-10-29

FUNERAL: 2020-11-07

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

BB13 Madakeni location

Sada Township Whittlesea

at 10:00 am

CEMETERY:

Sada

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

BEKEBU – XABA

MISEKA

CORNELLIA

Late of 1732 Zone

2, Ezibeleni,

Komani

Born: 30.06.1958

Died: 30.10.2020

Funeral: Friday

06.11.2020

Thence to the

Komani Town

Cemetery for the

Interment at 9am

for an early burial

followed by a

service at 10am

at the St. Vincent

Palloti Roman

Catholic Church,

Ezibeleni

LALA

NGOXOLO

MAMQADI

JOLA THOLE

LOMTHWAKAZI

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

DLIKILILI

SIZA

SIBUSISIWE

BORN: 1998-08-11

DIED: 2020-10-25

FUNERAL: 2020-11-07

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Phezukwevenkile location

Mtsheko A/A Lady Frere

at 10:00 am

CEMETERY:

Mtsheko

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

VATA

NONKOZWANA

Late of Nkwanca,

Machibini, Lady

Frere District

Born: 01.01.1921

Died: 28.10.2020

Funeral: Saturday

07.11.2020

Starting at home

at 10am (Ethopian

Catholic). Thence

to the Nkwanca

Cemetery,

Machibini for the

Interment at 11am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MAGABA

MNGQOSINI

THITHIBA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

GAWULAYO

NOSAYINETE

NOTHWANE

BORN: 1981-04-06

DIED: 2020-10-27

FUNERAL: 2020-11-07

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Ntlalontle location Ndonga

A/A Lady Frere at 09H00

CEMETERY:

Ntlalontle

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

GXALABA

BUTI

JACKSON

Late of Vrigin,

Lesseyton,

Komani District

Born: 21.12.1952

Died: 28.10.2020

Funeral: Saturday

07.11.2020

Starting at home

at 09:30 (The Old

Apostolic Church).

Thence to the

Vrigin Cemetery,

Lesseyton for the

Interment at 10:30

LALA

NGOXOLO

MBATHANE,

MATSHAYA,

XESIBE

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

SINANDILE

MANDISA

EUNORIA

BORN: 1965-03-14

DIED: 2020-10-28

FUNERAL: 2020-11-07

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at No.

10 Steenbok Street Madeira

Park Komani at 10:00 am

CEMETERY:

Komani Town

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

RALANE

MXHATISI

JAMES

Born: 02.10.1956

Died: 26.10.2020

Funeral: 07.11.2020

Address: 447 Ext 2,

ŚŝůĞĞĂ

Venue: ĂĚĂ

ŽŵŵŶŝĂůů

Rest In Peace

Ndlovu


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Employment Offered

SIKUNDLA

ZOLISWA

BORN: 1966-11-07

DIED: 2020-10-27

FUNERAL: 2020-11-07

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at 646

Mavuya Township Indwe

At 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Indwe

TIME: 10:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

SONDLO

NOZUKO

GLORIA

ĂĞŽĨŚŽĞŽ

ĂůĂŵďĂĞĞůŶŐŝŝ

ŽĐĂŽŶŚĞĚĞŽŵĂŶŝ

Born: 27.04.1969

Died: 30.10.2020

Funeral: 07.11.2020

ĂĚĂ

ŝĂůŽĨŚĞŵŽĂů

ĞŵĂŝŶĂŚŽŵĞĂ

ŚŶĞĂůĞŝĐĞĂ

ŚŽŵĞĂĂŚ

ĨŽůůŽĞĚďŶĞŵĞŶ

ĂŚĂ

ŽŵĂŶŝŽŶĞŵĞĞ

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MaMqwathi

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EMPLOYMENT

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QUEENSTOWN

CLASS ASSISTANTS

(Foundation Phase)

Interviews will be conducted

with suitable candidates.

Preference will be given to

candidates studying in the

Submit application and CV to:

THE PRINCIPAL

P.O. Box 591, Queenstown, 5320

Applications close

20 November 2020

Bowes McDougall Inc,

a well-established litigation and

conveyancing firm is looking for a

Conveyancing Secretary with

experience in Conveyancing.

The applicant is to be familiar and

comfortable with running the entire

conveyancing process.

To start as soon as possible.

If you are interested, please forward

your cv to giel@bmcinc.co.za

Closing date: 12 November 2020

ADMIN CLERK

A fast growing ICT company seeks to

employ an

Administrator/Accounts Clerk.

A minimum requirement of 2 years’

experience in administration and

knowledge of PASTEL Accounting

is a must.

Environment is suitable for females.

Apply by faxing your CV to

086 561 9674 or email

support@setuptechnologies.co.za

no later than 10th November 2020

SUBJECT : ADVERTISEMENT FOR WELLNESS CHAMPION POSITION

SITE OFFICE: RAINBOW CIVILS

2 Chamberlain street,

Top Town,

Queenstown

5320

PROJECT: CONTRACT SANRAL X.003-046-2019/1: ROUTINE ROAD MAINTENANCE

OF NATIONAL ROUTE N6 SECTION 3 KM 8.04 TO KM 58.86 AND NATIONAL

ROUTE R61 SECTION 5 KM 0.25 TO SECTION 6 KM 92.78 AND NATIONAL

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JOB SPECIFICATION: WELLNESS CHAMPION

Reporting to: Site Agent

Duration: 33 months

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

To manage the Wellness programme on site. The primary role will be to educate peers about

HIV, communicable and non-communicable diseases. Coordinate awareness, counselling

and testing sessions on site and complete monthly reports.

INHERENT JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Requirements

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stakeholders.

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together with a CV by not later than 16 November 2020 to the details below:

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X.003-046-2019/1”

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PRINCIPAL AND DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

FOUNDATION PHASE

1) Grade 0 & R Practitioners

2) Grade 1-3 Educators

INTERMEDIATE

1) English home language

2) Natural science & Technology

3) Social science

4) Xhosa first additional language

5) Life skills

6) Afrikaans first additional

7) Mathematics

SENIOR PHASE

1) English home language

2) Life orientation

3) Economic management science

4) Creative arts

5) Technology

6) Natural science

7) Afrikaans first additional

8) Social science

9) Mathematics

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1) Bachelor of education or a recognized

teaching qualification

2) SACE registered

3) A South African I.D or A valid work permit

4) Must be computer literate

5) Extra mural activities

NON TEACHING STAFF

1) Office cleaner

2) General cleaners

3) Office clerk – computer knowledge

- Knowledge of SASAMS

Successful candidates must be willing to work

in Queenstown, Alice or Whittlesea branch of

the school.

Closing date: 13th November, 2020

Contact number: 0784994498 / 045 838 1903

Email: christtheking90@yahoo.com


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11

LEGALS

11010

Legal Notices

11

LEGALS

11010

Legal Notices

LOST OR DESTROYED TITLE 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 certified

copy of Deed of Transfer Number T139/2019

passed by SIYABULELA BUDLU, IDENTITY

NUMBER: 741218 5675 08 9, UNMARRIED, in

respect of:

ERF 8221 EZIBELENI

SITUATE IN THE AREA OF THE ENOCH

MGIJIMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY DISTRICT

OF CACADU PROVINCE OF THE EASTERN

CAPE

which has been lost or destroyed.

All persons having objection to the issue of

such copy are hereby required to lodge the

same in writing with the Registrar of Deeds

at Mthatha within two weeks from the date

of the publication of this notice.

Dated at Queenstown this 12th day of October

2020.

Applicant:

Bowes McDougall Inc

27A Prince Alfred Street

QUEENSTOWN

conv8@bmcinc.co.za

045-8073800

LOST OR DESTROYED TITLE DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act,

1937, as amended, of the intention to

apply for the issue of a certified copy of

Deed of Grant No. TG4721/1999 passed by

Permanent Secretary: Housing and Local

Government in favour of ERIC MATISO and

NOMTHANDAZO LUCIA MATISO in respect

of Ownership Unit Number 196 SADA UNIT

2, ENOCH MGIJIMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY,

DISTRICT OF HEWU, PROVINCE EASTERN

CAPE, in extent 929 (NINE HUNDRED AND

TWENTY-NINE) square metres 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 the

publication of this notice.

Dated at QUEENSTOWN on 6 November 2020.

VAN JAARSVELDS ATTORNEYS

65 Prince Alfred Street

P. O. Box 1577

Queenstown

5320

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

(Form JJJ added by GNR.62 OF 25 January 2019)

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 certified copy of Certificate

of Registered Title T83157/2007 passed

by LUKHANJI MUNICIPALITY in respect

of certain ERF 614 MLUNGISI Enoch

Mgijima Local Municipality District of

Queenstown Province of the Eastern

Cape 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 after the date of

the publication of this notice.

Dated at Queenstown this 6th November

2020

Applicant:

Smith Tabata Inc

Address: 5 Grey Street Queenstown 5319

e-mail: lee-anneb@smithtabata.co.za

Tel. 045 807 6300

11030

Estate Notices

METCALF,

SAHD & Co

CHARTERED

ACCOUNTANTS (SA)

ESTATE NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF THE

LATE KANTA TIEKAM,

(Identity Number

480706 0122 08 6),

Married out of

community of property

of 14 Cathcart Road,

Queenstown, who was

born on 6 July 1948

and and who died at

Queenstown on

23 August 2018

ESTATE NUMBER:

003593/2018

Creditors and Debtors

in the above Estate are

hereby required to file

their claims with and

pay their debts to the

undersigned within 30

(Thirty) days of the date

of publication hereof.

METCALF, SAHD AND

COMPANY

AGENT FOR THE

EXECUTOR

8 GREY STREET

QUEENSTOWN, 5320

Tel: 045 839 4136

Fax: 045 838 3233

METCALF,

SAHD & Co

CHARTERED

ACCOUNTANTS (SA)

ESTATE NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF

THE LATE SOLOMON

AHMED,

(Identity Number

370531 5059 08 0)

married in Community

of Property, of No 19

Swartberg Road, who

was born on 31 MAY

1937 and who died in

QUEENSTOWN on

4 MARCH 2019

ESTATE NUMBER:

003703/2019

Notice is hereby given

that the First and

Final Liquidation and

Distribution Account

in the above Estate will

lie for inspection at the

office of the Master

of the High Court,

Grahamstown and a

duplicate thereof at the

Office of the Magistrate,

Queenstown, for a

period of 21 (Twenty

One) days, with effect

from 6 NOVEMBER 2020.

METCALF, SAHD AND

COMPANY

AGENT FOR THE

EXECUTOR

8 GREY STREET

QUEENSTOWN, 5320

Tel: 045 839 4136

Fax: 045 838 3233

In the Estate of the

Late JONGILE NIKANI

and Surviving spouse

PHILISIWE GLADYS

NIKANI

Born: 13.12.1949

Died: 22.04.2020

(ID No: 491213 5265

082) of BANKIES A/A

VAALBANK VILLAGE,

LADY FRERE

ESTATE NO:

003777/2020

CREDITORS AND

DEBTORS in the Estate

are hereby required to

lodge their claims with

and pay their debts to

the undersigned within

30 (Thirty) days of the

publication hereof

06 November 2020.

PHILISIWE GLADYS

NIKANI

C/O N JACOB

ATTORNEYS INC

51A GREY STREET,

QUEENSTOWN

067 262 7081 / 078 951 2059

11030

Estate Notices

In the estate of the

late SUSANNA

MAGRIETA WENTZEL

Born: 02/07/1938

Identity Number

380702 0040 08 0

of 20 STANLEY

STREET,

WESTBOURNE,

QUEENSTOWN 5320

Estate Number

2920/2020

Date of death

24/07/2020

Creditors and

Debtors in the Estate

are hereby required

to lodge their

claims with and pay

their debts to the

undersigned within

30 (Thirty) days of the

publication hereof.

DANNHAUSER

MULDER

61 Prince Alfred

Street, Queenstown

5319

045 838 3800

In the Estate of the Late

TONY THEO JACOBUS

and

Surviving spouse

BURNADETTE JACOBUS

Born: 1959-08-06

Died: 23.08.2020

(ID No: 590806 5010 083)

Of 18 Hermanus Street,

Victoria Park,

QUEENSTOWN

ESTATE NO:

003344/2020

CREDITORS AND

DEBTORS in the Estate

are hereby required to

lodge their claims with

and pay their debts to the

undersigned Executrix

within 30 (Thirty) days of

the publication hereof

06 November 2020.

BURNADETTE JACOBUS

C/O WERKSMANS

ATTORNEYS,

1ST FLOOR,

5 SILO SQUARE

V&A WATERFRONT

CAPE TOWN

REF: GODWIN BOSSR

TEL: 021-4055111

Email: gbossr@

werksmans.com

In the Estate of the Late

ZUKISWA JUDITH

HOKWANA and

Surviving spouse

FEZILE LENNOX

HOKWANA

Born: 07.10.1960

Died: 25.07.2020

(ID No: 601007 0562 080)

Of 403 ZONE 3

EZIBELENI,

QUEENSTOWN

ESTATE NO:

003380/2020

CREDITORS AND

DEBTORS in the Estate

are hereby required to

lodge their claims with

and pay their debts to

the undersigned within

30 (Thirty) days of the

publication hereof

06 November 2020.

FEZILE LENNOX

HOKWANA

C/O N JACOB

ATTORNEYS INC

51A GREY STREET,

QUEENSTOWN

067 262 7081 / 078 951 2059

11030

Estate Notices

In the estate of the

late JAJI EDWIN

THANGUTHANGU

Born: 26/09/1958

Identity Number

580926 5937 08 5

of HOUSE/ERF

1184, MLUNGISI,

QUEENSTOWN, 5319

Estate Number

1673/2017

Date of death

02/02/2017

Creditors and

Debtors in the Estate

are hereby required

to lodge their claims

with and pay

their debts to the

undersigned within

30 (Thirty) days of

the publication

hereof.

JOHANNES BENJAMIN

KALP

2-4 SHEPSTONE ROAD,

JEANTELL BUILDING,

QUEENSTOWN, 5319

P.O. BOX 1398,

QUEENSTOWN, 5320

In the Estate of the Late

FRONEMAN

ELIZABETH MARIA

ID No: 310711 0018 08 2

of Madeira Home,

Kingsway Avenue,

Queenstown, 5319

Date of birth: 1931-07-11

Date of death:

2020-07-27

Estate number:

2510/2020

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN DECEASED

ESTATES

All persons having

claims against the

above-mentioned estate

must lodge it with the

Executor concerned

within 30 days (or as

indicated) from date of

publication

MAGRIETTIA JACOBA

UPTON - Executrix

c/o ELLIOTTS ATTORNEYS

35 A Main Street,

P.O. Box 5, Cathcart,

5310

Tel: 045 843 1011

Email: bev@elliotts.co.za

In the Estate of the Late

GABY YABO and

Surviving spouse

NOVUMASANDE

NOMBUZO YABO

Born: 04.07.1966

Died: 27.05.2020

(ID No: 660704 5599 087)

of NO 121 ZONE 8

MCBRIDE VILLAGE,

QUEENSTOWN

ESTATE NO:

002086/2020

CREDITORS AND

DEBTORS in the Estate

are hereby required to

lodge their claims with

and pay their debts to

the undersigned within

30 (Thirty) days of the

publication hereof

06 November 2020.

NOMVUSANDE

NOMBUZO YABO

C/O N JACOB

ATTORNEYS INC

51A GREY STREET,

QUEENSTOWN

067 262 7081 / 078 951 2059

Decision on

initiation still

pending

Exco will submit plans on measures

to stop virus spread among initiates

ANDISA BONANI

The Eastern Cape

e x e c u t ive

council (Exco)

will be making a

submission to the

national government

detailing its plans to

mitigate the spread of

the Covid-19

pandemic, in

preparation for the

customary male

initiation summer

season.

The Chris Hani

district is one of the

areas with the highest

number of initiate

deaths in the province,

especially during the

summer season, and

the local government is

also encouraged to

play its role to ensure

initiates’ s a f e t y.

C o - o p e ra t ive

governance and

traditional affairs

11060

Sale in Execution

(Cogta) MEC Xolile

Nqatha said

preparations for the

initiation, or u l wa l u ko ,

summer season were

ready for execution.

“There are plans in

place flowing from the

consultation processes

that we undertook with

key stakeholders

throughout the

p r ov i n c e .

“As the Exco we

have deliberated on

the matter and will

make our

c o m p r e h e n s ive

submission detailing

our plans to alleviate

the spread of the

c o r o n av i r u s .

”Once we have

made our submission

to the national

government, we hope

it will pave the way

towards the opening of

the summer season

under strict adherence

11060

Sale in Execution

IN THE MAGISTRATES’ COURT FOR THE

DISTRICT OF QUEENSTOWN HELD AT

QUEENSTOWN

Case Number 532/2020

In the matter between:

PIETER JACOBUS COETZEE N.O.

First Execution Creditor

PAUL COETZEE N.O.

Second Execution Creditor

KARIN MARITZ N.O.

Third Execution Creditor

and

WAYNE WITTSTOCK

Execution Debtor

NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION

OF MOVEABLE PROPERTY

IN PURSUANCE of a judgment obtained in

the Magistrates’ Court of Queenstown and a

warrant of execution dated 29 SEPTEMBER

2020 issued by the Magistrates’ Court of

Queenstown, the goods listed hereunder will

be sold in execution to the highest bidder on the

20th of NOVEMBER 2020 at 57 Komani Street,

Queenstown at 11H00 in terms of section 66 of

the Magistrates’ Court Act 32 of 1944

1 X KAWASAKI GREEN BIKE

1 X BATTERY CHARGER

1 X 1 TONE ENGEN LIFTER

1 X WORK BENCH

1 X CAR STEP UPPER

1 X CIRCULAR SAW

1 X COMPRESSOR

1 X ADENDORFF MACHINERY MART

1 X JACK STAND

2 X STEEL SHELVES

1 X JOJO TANK WITH WATER PIPE

1 X ALL TOOLS

Dated at Queenstown on this 30TH DAY OF

OCTOBER 2020

ATTORNEYS FOR EXECUTION CREDITOR

Bowes McDougall Incorporated

27A Prince AIfred Street

QUEENSTOWN

5320

Our Ref: D BOUCHER/CB/MAT49684

to Covid-19

regulations and health

protocols.

“We want to ensure

that the customary

initiation practice

ensues in a manner

that preserves human

l i f e ,” said Nqatha.

The stakeholders

consulted by Exco

include district

municipalities and

metros, traditional

initiation forums,

traditional leaders,

Inkolo kaNtu, the SA

Council of Churches,

sector departments,

Saps, NGOs and the

National Prosecuting

Au t h o r i t y.

Nqatha said the

stakeholders were in

support of the

preparations towards

the readiness for the

summer initiation

season, while

committing both their

human and financial

resources to ensure this

happened.

He added that

given the Covid-19

pandemic, parents,

families, traditional

leaders and

communities at large

needed to play their

roles to save lives and

the dignity of the

customary practice.

Last week during

the Chris Hani District

Municipality (CHDM)

ordinary council

meeting, chief Xolela

Mbali warned at the

gathering that the

initiation season had

not been officially

opened yet.

“I urge that we

respect the law and not

take our sons to the

mountains. There are

talks about a

temporary closure of

initiation schools as

most usually house

more than 400 initiates

in one building.

“They could be

detrimental to the

curbing of the spread

of the coronavirus as

sticking to health

practice is quite an

expensive task.

“Our district has a

history of initiates’

deaths even before the

Covid-19 so as

traditional leaders and

government we will be

taking very strict

measures to ensure the

safety of our children,

hence the delay in the

decision to open the

summer season.”

Mbali said the

initiation practice was

their pride and identity,

hence it had to be

protected by men and

women alike to ensure

no child died this

season.


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Tribute to Themba ‘K i ro ’ Wiso

The sporting

fraternity has

once again lost a

sport administrator of

a high calibre.

Themba “Kiro”

Wiso was a born

leader and a sportloving

person.

Komani, his home

town, and the rugby

fraternity where he

spent all his life, have

lost a giant and a man

of wisdom.

From an early age

at primary school he

displayed his gift as a

born administrator by

taking charge of kit

and from there,

through college and

his teaching career,

this continued.

After graduating

from Lumko College,

he joined the staff of

Howard Ben Mazwi

Junior Secondary

School in Ezibeleni

where he vo l u n t e e r e d

to go out and scout for

sponsorships for the

school, a job he did

with distinction.

In 1995 he took

two Transkei primary

school teams to play at

Craven Week and in

1996 managed the SA

schools rugby team

that beat a Scottish

schools rugby team in

Pretoria.

In 1998, he

managed the

successful SA U21

team to England. In

1999 when he was in

charge of the Baby

Boks, they pulled off a

thrilling 27-25 win

against New Zealand

in the final of the

Sanzar/UAR

tournament in

Argentina with former

Springbok technical

adviser Jake White.

In 2000 the Baby

Boks, with Wiso as

team manager, lost to

New Zealand in the

final.

In 2005 to 2006 he

was elected

unopposed as the

president of Shining

Stars Rugby Football

Club but due to health

challenges he could

not finish his term.

In 2004 Wiso

pioneered the

Queenstown Pool

Association together

with the late Ricky

Pjoois as his secretary.

Queenstown and

surroundings became

a force to be reckoned

with in pool

tournaments. In 2005

he was elected by

Mellowwood Brandy

to take charge of

managing the

Sikhulile Pool Club

from Sjumba Tavern

which represented the

Border region in a

tournament held in

Boksburg.

They lost to a team

from Durban in the

final.

Wi s o ’s church was

in sport. In 1996 he

was elected president

of the Queenstown

Sports Council. He

engaged the then

Lukhanji Local

Municipality to avail

the land that was used

by the Border

Agricultural Society to

be converted to a

world-class sport

centre.

This vision never

materialised due to the

lack of vision by the

then Lukhanji Local

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

Wiso will be

remembered by many

in sport for his wisdom,

straight talk, being a

visionary and above all,

his selfless commitment

to sport. Hamba

kakuhle Makirokiro

Umzamomhle

uwuzamile,Ugqatso

uluzamile

Phumla ngoxolo

Mdlane, Nomdimba,

Tu t u s e

Fare you well.


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Cricket hub for Komani, at last

Development teams include U11,13, 15, 17, 19

ANDISA BONANI

The Chris Hani Cricket

Association will soon

have its long-awaited

cricket hub in Komani, which

will see the phasing in of minicricket

players in various age

development groups.

The association’s secretary,

Viwe Yawa, said the association

had met the requirements to

establish a cricket hub, and had

been promised by Border

Cricket that it would be

instituted early next year.

“We have applied for a

cricket hub many times before

but were rejected.

“This time around, Cricket

SA informed us that our

application was in its final

stages.

“The Border Cricket

president top brass reassured us

that by next year January when

cricket resumes, we would have

a hub for the first time in the

district.

“We identified Nkwanca

High School in Komani as our

hub centre.”

Yawa said the hub’s

development groups would

include Under 11, 13, 15, 17

and 19.

“The identified players to be

phased into the development

groups will participate in Border

Cricket camps.

“Border coaching managers

usually visit the district to check

who are in the camps and what

they bring in the field.

“We understand that Border

Cricket has plans to ensure we

get some equipment from the

National Lottery that will assist

our hub and players.” Ya w a

encouraged cricket clubs in the

district to adopt schools to work

with in developing young

players, so that they could get

training and game time through

the hub.

“This would also assist the

U17s to take part in the rural

and village cricket trials at the

University of Fort Hare that

could potentially prove their

selection for the provincial

teams by the Border cricket

s e l e c t o r s .”

Yawa said all this year’s

games had been postponed, and

that five games had been

planned to be played between

January and April 2021.

He urged all players to obey

the Covid-19 regulations and to

refrain from playing any kind of

c r i ck e t .

TA L E N T:

Mini

cricket

players

during a

tournament

at

Hangklip

Primary

School last

year. The

cricket hub

is a boost

for the

a re a P i c t u re :

SUPPLIED

Gudmanz shines in EL karting championship

REP REPORTER

The Border Motorsport Club Karting Club championship round

five was held at the East London Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday,

October 31.

Cool conditions made it difficult to set good lap times as the

tyres did not get to optimum temperatures, but the event still

allowed for good racing on the day.

There were more than 50 karters in the various classes,

which was awesome to see under the current Covid-19

c i rc u m s t a n c e s .

Queenian Ryan Gudmanz had some stiff competition in his

class, up against12 competitors.

With much concentration and hard work, Gudmanz came

second in all three heats and in second place overall in the

senior Clubman’s 125cc.

He would like to thank Dylan Stone from Coronis

Aluminium Gutters for sponsoring a set of Mojo 5 slicks, which

he said made a big difference on the day and helped him

achieve his personal best time.

STIFF

COMPETITION:

Ryan Gudmanz

racing his CRG

Rotax 125cc,

doing his

personal best

time of 35.04 sec

Picture: PETER

TAY L O R

Bok Women’s Sevens captain is living her calling

MAXWELL LEVINE

Double Border provincial

cricketer and rugby player,

Springbok Women’s Sevens

captain, Puma SA-endorsed

athlete and one of only a few

wo m e n ’s players to be

contracted by SA Rugby, Zintle

Mpupha has the world at her

feet.

The 26-year-old Mpupha,

from the small village of Xesi on

the outskirts of Alice in the

Eastern Cape, is an inspiration to

female athletes.

Having grown up in a sporty

family, the seed took hold.

Her father was a soccer

p l aye r, her mother a sprinter and

her brothers and cousins

actively involved in rugby,

cricket and soccer.

Mpupha’s love for sport

began with athletics and netball

in Grades 1 and 2.

After she and her family

moved to Mdantsane when she

was eight, she supported her

c r i ck e t e r cousins whenever they

played, at times doing the score

keeping at their m a t ch e s .

Her older cousin was a

cricketer of note who travelled

with the provincial team all over

the country.

That inspired her to play

cricket, with Makhaya Ntini still

an inspiration for her t o d ay.

It’s rare that a player achieves

the highest accolades in two

different sporting codes, and has

the difficult decision of which

path to choose.

Mpupha’s rise in cricket was

as good as it comes. She is a

Border Under 19 and senior

cricketer, and also represented

SA U19.

If it were not for rugby, she

would have easily made the

Proteas women’s team.

Though cricket was her first

choice, rugby took over after

two women invited her to try it

out after a cricket match.

Little did she know it wo u l d

spark a life-long career.

Her natural athleticism saw

her gain rugby provincial

colours with ease.

She made the Border

wo m e n ’s Sevens team in 2011.

The next year she made the

Border 15s women’s team.

It was no surprise when in

2013 she got a call up to the

national U20 side that toured

England.

She was also invited to the

national Sevens team in 2014,

and made the squad that went

to Amsterdam, where she got

her first cap in the national side.

It is where she realised she

could make a living out of the

sport and take care of her family.

Mpupha’s choice was clear –

to concentrate on rugby.

In 2014, Mpupha was

offered a contract with the

national Sevens team, but had

to make another hard decision –

focus on her studies or play

r u g by ?

Mpupha decided to focus on

her studies and play rugby at the

University of Fort Hare, where

she studied towards a degree in

Human Movement Science.

Mpupha said: “Choosing

studies was for me to have

something I could lean on

whenever my rugby career

came to an end or a major

injury occurred, and it required

me to stop playing rugby.”

After graduating two years

later, she received another callup

to the national Sevens team,

and in 2017 was made captain.

She had another contract in

the pocket, but with that came

the sacrifices that all pro players

must make, as she had to leave

the comfort of her surroundings

and relocate to Stellenbosch.

Her greatest motiviation is

her family.

“It was a dream come true

for me to become a professional

rugby player.

“With the standards I have

set for myself to leave the system

in a better place, it’s a huge

honour to captain the national

side. God is helping me through

this journey, so I just lean on

Him, knowing that He would

never take me through

something and not help me

through it.”

She believes there is a future

for women in rugby.

Even after rugby, she still

wants to be involved with the

national set-up, as a team

biokineticist.

She concluded by saying:

“Luckily now we also have the

opportunity to go play overseas

for clubs, to get exposure and

different experiences.

“We are not limited to

playing in South Africa, there

are so many opportunities in the

sport, it’s a question of how bad

you want it.”

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