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Residents in suspense

Consumption remains at about 5ML per day, municipality says, after severe water cuts threatened

JON HOUZET

Aweek after Ndlambe

Municipality announced

drastic water cuts to stave

off Day Zero, residents across

Port Alfred have barely

experienced any loss of supply.

The municipality announced

on November 13 that the Sarel

Hawyard dam was at a critical

level, at only 3.7% capacity.

Water supply is being

augmented through the central

boreholes and the East bank

dune pumps.

Despite implementing a

water schedule reducing supply

to various areas in Port Alfred,

consumption had remained at

about 5 megalitres (ML) per day,

the municipality said.

Ndlambe’s Joint Operations

Committee (JOC) recommended

that water consumption levels

needed to be drastically

reduced by at least 50%.

To this end, a more severe

schedule was introduced,

warning of cuts to supply in all

areas for 12 hours a day, every

second day.

Talk of the Town posted the

schedule on our website and

Facebook pages.

The East Bank, Station Hill

and Marina were meant to be

without water from 6am to 6pm

last Saturday, Monday and

Wednesday, and again

tomorrow (Friday).

Similar cuts were to be made

for the West Bank, Thornhill and

Ndlovini on Sunday, Tuesday

and today (Thursday).

However, residents on the

East Bank and Station Hill

reported no loss in supply on

those days, while residents

living on the Port Alfred flats

only noticed lower pressure on

Wednesday morning.

There has been some rainfall

over the past two days, but it is

not known if it has had a

sufficient impact on the level of

the Kowie River at the weir to be

able to pump water to the

balancing dam.

The contractor for the

proposed 2ML reverse osmosis

(RO) plant had not yet been

appointed last week and tenders

were still with the evaluation

committee.

Water supply in Bathurst is

also a concern as the Golden

Ridge dam was at about 18%

capacity last week.

The municipality said as

levels reduce, it may be

necessary to introduce water

s ch e d u l i n g .

The high-lying areas near the

water reservoir present a

challenge in terms of supply,

which will be considered before

applying scheduling.

Water levels are being

continuously monitored in

Ke n t o n / B u s h m a n ’s.

The municipality said a

borehole and well point

required some repairs and

EVEN LOWER NOW: The Sarel Hayward Dam at the level it was when it was photographed on October 26. The municipality

announced on November 13 that the dam was at a critical 3.7% capacity Picture: BRETT SMITH

maintenance, which would be

attended to by mid-November.

An Amatola Water

representative assured the JOC

that the required 3.5ML of water

per day was sustainable

throughout the festive season.

In Alexandria, reservoir

levels are maintained between

60 – 63%, and 1,400kl is

supplied daily to town,

including 200kl from the RO

plant in Cannon Rocks.

Water is still being switched

off between 9pm and 4am daily.

It is anticipated that work on the

Cannon Rocks/Boknes RO plant

and subsequent pipeline to

Alexandria will be completed at

the end of January 2021.

Contractors are presently on

site. Seafield is secure as the

Mount Wellington dam remains

at 100% capacity.

Water for the area is

presently being drawn from

boreholes on the Van Rooyen

farm.

Three accused of faking matric certificates

JON HOUZET

Three municipal employees

arrested for fraud relating to

having fake matric certificates,

have appeared in court.

TotT was first alerted to the

case by a source inside the

municipality, who asked to

remain anonymous.

SAPS spokesperson Capt

Mali Govender confirmed that

Busiswa Gaga, 32, Nokuthula

Mmene, 39, and Vuyokazi

Manyati, 31, appeared in the

Port Alfred Magistrate’s Court on

October 30.

They are due to appear in

court again on November 30.

“According to the

complainant, a director at the

local municipality, these three

females had handed in false

matric certificates to secure

e m p l oy m e n t .

“The certificates handed in

were allegedly fake ‘Umalusi

National Senior Certificates’,”

Govender said.

To t T ’s source said one of the

staff members was a permanent

employee and the other two

were temps.

“One was in IT, one in the

finance department and one in

a d m i n ,” the source said.

The three had apparently

worked at the municipality for

some time before it was

discovered when they were

being promoted that their matric

certificates were fake.

One of the women was

being promoted from a cleaner

to an admin position.

TotT was told the three had

been suspended pending the

outcome of the investigation,

and one had chosen to resign.

Asked for comment, municipal

spokesperson Cecil Mbolekwa

said: “We do not comment on

internal disciplinary matters as it

is a confidential matter between

the employee and employer.”

Govender said the Hawks

had also been alerted and that

the i nve s t i g a t i o n was in a

sensitive stage, which could

result in more arrests.

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CRIME B R I E FS

BOOK WORMS

Nemato SPAR in Biscay Road reported two incidents of shoplifting to Atlas

Security on Tuesday November 10.

According to the report, one suspect was allegedly caught stealing a

packet of Smarties and a packet of mints. A case was opened with the

SAPS.

Later that day, the Nemato SPAR reported another case of shoplifting.

According to the report, the suspect allegedly stole four chocolates.

Another case was opened with SAPS.

At about 8.40pm that Tuesday, Atlas Security received a WhatsApp

message regarding a suspicious man on a property in George Street, who

had jumped over a fence and run off. After a search, security officers found

no trace of anyone suspicious in the area.

On Wednesday November 11, at about 9.30pm, Cosy Homes on Wiersma

Road reported a suspicious looking vehicled on the premises - a silver

Chevrolet, registration number (HWH 414 EC).

After patrolling the area, Atlas Security officers reported that a man and

woman who were in the vehicle were asked to leave the premises.

Also on Wednesday, at 9.40pm, a report was received of a man who

was seen running along Ferndale Lane and Ferndale Road with something

big in his arms. The report was received via the crime group but, having

patrolled the area, security officers found nothing suspicious.

Last Friday, November 11, Atlas Security received a call that dogs were

heard barking excessively in town. After patrolling the area, nothing

suspicious was found.

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Greeting people costs motorist R300

Port Alfred man who waved to municipal grass-cutters fined for placing hand outside vehicle

ROB KNOWLES

On Wednesday, November

12, Brian Webster was

travelling along the R67

toward Grahamstown when he

spotted municipal workers as he

passed the Titi Jonas centre.

“They were cutting the grass

verge. I was pleased as we don’t

often see that,” said Webster.

As a show of his appreciation for

the work they were doing he passed

his arm through the open driver’s

side window and waved a greeting.

Just a little further along the road

two Ndlambe traffic officers

signalled his vehicle to stop.

After showing the female officer

his ID and driver’s licence he asked

what the problem was, and was told

he had contravened a section of the

law by placing his hand outside the

ve h i c l e .

Nonplussed, Webster explained:

“I couldn’t believe it. I was just giving

a friendly wave to the workers, that

was all. But the officer was adamant

and would not hear my argument.

She demanded to know my name

and I told her it was on the driver’s

licence she was holding but she

wanted me to tell her. All the time

she was writing a ticket.”

When she was finished, the

officer handed Webster the ticket –

either pay a fine for R300 or arrive at

the Port Alfred magistrate’s court on

January 14.

“I told her she was causing a

problem as I work and will need to

take a day off to attend court,” said

Webster. However, the officer, who

he said appeared angry throughout

the matter, was unmoved.

In discussion later Webster asked

whether his actions were indeed

unlawful as hand signals are still part

of the K53 manual. It was also

brought up that many drivers,

specifically taxi drivers, can be seen

daily with arms and elbow outside

vehicle windows. Webster said he

would talk to the prosecutor

regarding the matter.

TotT contacted the Ndlambe

Municipality three times regarding

the decision to fine Webster for

simply waving greetings from his

vehicle, but had received no answer

by the time of going to press.

❝Webster asked

whether his actions

were indeed unlawful

as hand signals are

still part of the K53

manual

TOO NICE? Brian Webster with the fine he

received from Ndlambe traffic officers after

he waved in greeting to worker on the R67

Picture: ROB KNOWLES

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Farm attacks, corruption top of list

Readers suggest questions for president’s visit

TK MTIKI

TotT’s latest Facebook

question was: TotT heard

that President Cyril

Ramaphosa will be at the Titi

Jonas hall on November 24 for

the 16 Days of Activism

campaign. Given an

opportunity to ask him a

question, what would you ask?

Questions about the

president’s position on farm

attacks dominated the

responses.

Jacobus Reinier Grové’s

question to the president would

be: “Why do you continue to do

nothing about the farm murders

in South Africa and condone

white genocide?”

Adding to Grové’s question,

Angi Bezuidenhout asked :

“What about the 26 years of

BBBEE? Where has all the

money gone, what about the

zero lack of maintenance and

infrastructural development?”

Gary Purdon wants the

president to respond to the

current burning issues.

“What are you doing to

alleviate our current financial

recovery and crime statistics – in

simple layman’s terms not the

usual political rhetoric? Also

farm murders,” he asked.

Dennis Green wrote a stronglyworded

question for

Ramaphosa.

“Cyril, when are you and the

ANC going to accept

responsibility for the damage

your terrorist organisation has

done to this country?” he asked.

Dawn Rudman said she

would ask: “Why are you not

doing anything about the farm

murders and all the crime,

hijackings which all involve

intentional death, trauma and

injury to citizens?”

Glynis Welbourne wa n t s

answers about state capture.

“When are the bigwigs involved

in state capture going to be

ch a r g e d ? ” she asked.

Ian Jamieson wants to see

farm attacks come to an end.

“When are you going to stop

farm attacks, given that your

police are more often than not

i nvo l ve d ? ” he asked.

Michael Lightfoot said he

would ask that stolen state funds

be returned to the state coffers.

Jacquie Surmon also worded

a strong question.

“When will you

acknowledge the damage and

crimes against humanity your

ruling ANC party has caused the

citizens of SA?” she asked.

Ralph Kirsten’s question

was: “When will you be

appearing before the Zondo

Commission to answer for your

role in state capture as deputy

president under Jacob Zuma

and in charge of state

enterprises while the Guptas

and others were having their

looting frenzy?”

Seeking clarity, Colin

Pa r s o n s asked: “Who are ‘my

people’ that he [Ramaphosa]

and the government refer to?”

Abigail Wolmarans is of the

view the EFF gets away with

breaking the law.

“Mr President, why do you

tolerate the actions of Malema

and the EFF when he/they

clearly disobey and mock the

l aw ? ” she asked.

Marvin G Cannon b e l i e ve s

the ANC is perpetuating racism.

“Mr President, why do you

and the ANC keep on with

ra c i s m ,” he asked?

Kim van Lingen made a

statement rather than asking a

question. She said the entire

black elite and all the BBBEE

beneficiaries, including the

president, were complicit in

corruption and fraud that has

cost the country R1-trillion.

Rachael Williams b e l i e ve s

the president should be in Cape

Town instead of coming to Port

Alfred.

“Mr President, why are you

in Port Alfred when you need to

be in Cape Town and addressing

the slaughtering of innocent

people, especially our farmers,

what trio/contact/GBV crimes

here pointed us as a priority for

your attention?” she asked.

Fun quiz raises R6,000 for PA Soup Kitchen

TAKING THE

CROWN: The

winners of the

Talk of the

To w n / S t e n d e n

South Africa

Quiz for the

Port Alfred

Soup Kitchen

last week

were the team

Drie Latte en n

Platte,

comprising,

from left,

L o u w re n s

Orsmond,

Monica

Strydom,

Dewald

Ackerman and

Derrick

Newson

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HOUZET

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FIRST-TIME SUCCESS: The team Wikipedias

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Quiz for the Port Alfred Soup Kitchen last week. From left are Carla

and Bossie Boshoff, Hein Claassens and Liana Haman Picture: JON

HOUZET

JON HOUZET

The first and only Talk of the Town/Stenden South Africa Quiz for

2020 raised more than R6,000 for the Port Alfred Soup Kitchen.

Entrants for the quiz, held at MyPond Hotel, were limited to 10

teams of four because of Covid lockdown restrictions. Soup Kitchen

founder and committee member Debra Harris was sorry to have to

turn away some interested parties at the door.

For those who entered, it was a fun evening of pitting trivia

knowledge against each other.

Sections included general knowledge – with a mix of current

events, sports and other trivia; famous faces of South African

celebrities; Port Alfred news – easy for anyone who reads Talk of the

Town; music clips; and a section on the late Sean Connery.

Among the teams were returning competitors and newcomers,

with team names like Drie Latte en n Platte, the Wikipedias and the

Fo r e i g n e r s .

Each team chose a section on which to play their Joker, which

doubled their score on that section. Most opted for general

knowledge, and a few for famous faces and music.

No-one felt confident enough about Sean Connery, and it was a

bad sign for the youngest team of competitors, Tax Maniacs, when

they asked, “Who is Sean Connery?”

However, the questions were easy, like how old was Connery

when he died on October 31? He was 90. Also included were some

true or false choices. One was: After he left the navy, he worked as a

nude model for art students in Edinburgh. He did indeed.

In the Port Alfred news section there were questions about the

reverse osmosis plant, the G2C mountain bike race and the school

that recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

There was a technological glitch playing the music video clips,

but Harris’s husband Steve came to the rescue with a wireless speaker

on which songs could be played via Bluetooth.

Harris was pleased with the turnout.

“It was good to see a lot of new faces taking part,” she said.

“R6,030 was raised for the evening, including raffle tickets, which

is truly fantastic and ensures that we are able to fill many more empty

tummies with a hearty meal.

Thank you again to all the participants and sponsors: Stenden

South Africa, MyPond, Wimpy, Leach Pharmacy, Prestons and Wharf

Street Fruit & Veg.”


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A chuckle at us Lower Albanites

Book Review: ‘LA Lore III – True Blue’, by Bugs Wilmot, Quentin Hogge, illustrated by Basil Mills

ROB KNOWLES

This is the third and,

according to Bugs

Wilmot, potentially the

last of the series of short stories

very specifically aimed at

highlighting the humour of the

Lower Albany people and their

ability to take sometimes

dangerous situations and find

the humour in them, though not

always intentionally.

Reading each story gives the

reader a glimpse into the minds

of the Lower Albanites and may,

in a future period, be of use to

anthropologists as a guide to

their character.

In that case the scientists

may adjudge the people of

Lower Albany as a hardy lot,

capable of seeing humour even

in times of adversity.

Take, for example, the

fishing trip (fishing, in this case,

was more drinking than

attempting to find fish) of Pixie

John and Colin Purdon where,

with a storm brewing they set

sail out of the Kowie River

mouth only to have John’s boat

overturn, throwing him and his

passengers into the icy,

turbulent water.

John was saved as his

ponytail caught on the

overturned boat and held his

head above water, and another

passenger is quoted as having

said to rescuers, “Hell man, it

was like the Titanic, we hit an

enormous ice bucket”. Or,

when Charlie (not his name)

was threatened with a shotgun

at Mpekweni River for getting

overly familiar with the wives

and girlfriends of those in

attendance.

Having been forewarned,

but having paid no attention,

Simon (also not his real name)

pulled out a shotgun, from

which he had removed the

pellets, and fired at Charlie.

After a minute, waiting for

the smoke to clear, Charlie

examined his body for buckshot

and, satisfied he was uninjured

said to Simon, “I think you

missed me”.

The book is full of stories that

may be unfamiliar to many but

are instantly recognisable to

those living in the area.

Some of the incidents

recorded in the book might

seem a little dangerous or even

a smidgen insane, but it

highlights both the character

and the characters of the Eastern

Cape, particularly Lower

Albany. Remember, these are

the people who believe Bathurst

is the centre of the universe.

One of the best selling points

of the book are the illustrations

by Basil Mills, who has captured

the stories and relayed them in a

cartoon format that would look

good in any international

publication.

This book is a must for Lower

Albanites’ book shelves.

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EDITORIAL

OPINION

Port Alfred

water crisis

déjà vu

Our current water crisis is déjà vu all

over again. In November 2019, I

wrote about our water crisis being

in its early stages, with our main supply, the

Sarel Hayward Dam, being at less than

50% capacity.

The municipality was sending out

occasional notices reminding residents that

we had a water shortage and are on

restrictions, but people were still living like

there was no problem.

Swimming pools were still being topped

up, residents were using hosepipes to wash

their cars and water their gardens in

disregard of the water restrictions, and the

municipality itself was slow to attend to

reported leaks. Since then, there has been a

lot of water under the bridge, literally.

The dam level dropped significantly and

by January we were warned the level was

below 6%. Many residents attended a water

crisis meeting at the Port Alfred Civic Centre

where municipal officials explained the

extent of the situation, blasted Amatola

Water for its failures, and gave an update on

the municipality’s emergency plans to build

a sea water reverse osmosis (RO) plant on

the banks of the Kowie River.

Two months later we discovered there

were allegations of corruption and

irregularities in the appointment of a

contractor and the matter was taken to

court by the losing bidder.

The Covid-19 lockdown caused further

delays, but the municipality was certain of a

victory in court, so much so that they paid

R20m to their preferred bidder before a

contract had even been signed.

The high court declared the tender

irregular and unlawful and set it aside, so

the municipality had to start the tender

process all over again, while trying

unsuccessfully to get back its R20m.

We received a reprieve when there was

sufficient rainfall to make the flow of the

Kowie River over the weir high enough to

pump water into the dam. But since then it

has been steadily declining.

When the municipality announced the

level of Sarel Hayward as being 50% on

July 21, but dropping to 37% just 21 days

later, the Port Alfred Residents and

Ratepayers Association (Parra) checked the

dam themselves and queried the

municipality’s estimates. They said photos

showed the level as being much lower.

Problems with the pumps at the weir,

which should have been fixed as a priority

months ago, have caused further loss of

wa t e r.

Something else that has been pointed

out to me by a local farmer is the water

tower at Thornhill which is often

overflowing, resulting in massive water

wastage. And many people still seem to be

oblivious of the problem.

Until their taps run dry.

Jon Houzet

UNITED IN PRAYER FOR RAIN: A group of about 30 people, from the township and town, gather together at the intersection of Wharf Street

and the R67 on Sunday afternoon to pray for rain to fill the dams and ravines, soak the soil and raise the groundwater table, after Ndlambe

Municipality’s announcement that Port Alfred’s main water source, the Sarel Hayward Dam, is at 5.3%. The call for prayer was made on November

11.The dam has dropped even further since Ndlambe’s announcement on October 28Picture: TK MTIKI

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‘Richer’ e-bike anglers get

best spots, no long walk

I would like to draw the

public’s attention to the use

of e-bikes on the beaches

for fishing.

In 2001, Valli Moosa,

who was environmental

minister, banned vehicles

on beaches to protect

wildlife, including the

oyster catcher.

The story goes that he

was at Kei Mouth and was

verbally abused by

fishermen when he told

them how their beach

vehicles were damaging

the environment.

So for the past 19 years,

fishermen have had to walk

along the beach.

This year, along comes

the e-bike which can go up

to 30km/h and goes for

R30,000, so it’s only

affordable to rich people.

Now these e-bike

anglers have the choice of

all the best spots without

the walking.

I think I read if they go

less than 25km/h they are

not classed as a motor bike.

IS IT LEGAL?

Heartfelt thanks to all who

helped with successful quiz

I must say a huge thank

you again to TOTT,

quizmaster Jon Houzet

and his assistant Adele

Steck for last week’s quiz.

A huge thank you to

Stenden and MyPond

Hotel for the venue and

amazing eats.

Due to Covid-19

regulations we were only

able to host 10 teams and

again it was good to see a

lot of new faces taking

part.

A total of R6,030 was

raised for the evening

including raffle tickets,

which is truly fantastic and

ensures that we are able to

fill many more empty

tummies with a hearty

meal.

Thank you again to all

the participants and

sponsors, being Stenden

South Africa, MyPond,

Wimpy, Leach Pharmacy,

Prestons and Wharf Street

Fruit & Veg.

Thanks so much again

Jon, and looking forward

to the next quiz.

DEBRA HARRIS

Big thank you

to SPCA Golf

Day sponsors,

and all players

To all our sponsors of the Debbie Longhurst SPCA Golf

Day held on November 6, thank you for your generosity

in supporting the day.

Special thanks to All Things Skin Care, Build It,

Bruno’s Panelbeaters, Buco, Bushman’s Bar and Grill,

Carara Grahamstown, Continental Takeaways Kentonon-Sea,

Dold and Stone, Fresh Kenton-on-Sea,

Grahamstown Electrical, Grahamstown Mutual Bank,

Horns Up Kenton-on-Sea, House & Design, Interact Port

Alfred High School, Joba Café, KC Italia, Kenton-on-Sea

Pharmacy, Kowie Hardware, Krakkel and Kraai, Liebe

Voere Pty Ltd, Lions Port Alfred, Lulu’s Bakes, Nanaga

Farm Stall, Oasis, Port Alfred River and Ski-boat Club,

Penny Farthing Café, Pick n Pay, Prestons, Radue

Optometrists, Rosehill Superspar, Royal Port Alfred Golf

Club, Shamwari Game Reserve, Sibuya Game Reserve,

Spinning Reel Cottages, Stanley’s Kenton-on-Sea, Sinani

Energy Johannesburg, Sotheby’s Real Estate, Standerwick

Nursery, Sunshine Juice, The Bakery Kenton-on-Sea, The

Courtyard, The Loft Bushman’s River Mouth, The Royal St

Andrew’s Hotel, Top Carpets, Wharf St Fruit and Veg,

and last but not least, Woolworths.

I would like to thank everyone involved who helped

and all the players, thank you very much for your

genenerous support.

WENDY BRADFIELD, SPCA committee member

The Bible says in Proverbs 4:23,

“Above all else, guard your

heart, for it is the wellspring of

life”.

The absolute necessity to

guard our hearts is indicated by

the words “above all else”.

Here are a few things we

need to guard against.

It is possible to say that sin is

the product of the condition of

the heart, “For out of the heart

come evil thoughts, murder,

adultery, sexual immorality,

theft, false testimony, slander.

These are what make a man

unclean” (Matthew 15:19, 20).

May we be like the Psalmist

who said, “I have hidden your

word in my heart that I might

not sin against you” (Psalms

Above all else, guard your heart

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

INSIGHTS

Pastor Theo Snyman

119:11).

The heart is the seat of love

… love for God and our

n e i g h b o u r.

The Lord Jesus said,

“Because of the increase of

wickedness, the love of most

will grow cold” (Matthew

24:12).

May we not be among those

whose love is affected by the

wickedness of our time.

Faith is also a matter of the

heart, so we should take care

not to lack in this area, for

“without faith it is impossible to

please God” (Hebrews 11:6).

We need to hold onto the

promises of God even in the

midst of the trials and

tribulations we face in life.

“Trust in the Lord and don’t

despair, He is a Friend so true.

No matter what your troubles

are, Jesus will see you through

…”

Do not allow fear to grip

your heart.

The Lord is our Shepherd

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and “Even though I walk

through the valley of the

shadow of death, I will fear no

evil, for you are with me; your

rod and your staff, they comfort

me” (Psalms 23:4).

A change of heart will make

this world a better place.

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AI am currently a pupil at

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What is the most satisfying

aspect of the work you do?

For me it has to be the sport.

Being at PAHS, they offer a

lot of different sports, and being

able to do this is lots of fun.

What is the one tourist aspect

you would recommend to a

visitor to the Sunshine Coast?

It would have to be the Royal

Port Alfred Golf Club.

If you have a bucket list, what is

the top item you would like to

do?

On top of my bucket list would

be playing the Augusta National

Golf Course.

What is your motto in life?

In life there are no failures, only

opportunities.

What keeps you motivated?

The support of my family and

friends helps to keep me

m o t iva t e d .

With the high unemployment

rate in our country, what do

you think could be done to

address the situation?

Encourage people to become

entrepreneurs to create jobs for

themselves and many others.

Do you think enough is being

done to reduce our carbon

footprint on the planet? If not,

what do you think could be

done to change it.

I don’t think enough is being

done, I think individuals need to

take matters into their own

hands and eventually small

changes will amount to a big

difference.

What is your favourite music of

all time?

I like the latest pop songs but

can never turn down some old

hits.

What is the one item that is

always in your fridge?

Nutella.

If you could be president of SA

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top three things you would do

for your day in office?

If I was president for a day, I

would reduce the

unemployment rate.

I would also raise the level of

education.

And implement stricter

punishment for criminal

offenders to reduce crime.

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Out to uplift young sports stars

Ndlambe gets new ‘u m b re l l a ’

association for junior codes

ROB KNOWLES

The Ndlambe Junior Sports

Association, co-founded

by chairperson

Zwelimzina “Sxeaks” Nkwinti

and general secretary Barry

Scharneck, aims to take junior

sporting codes in the area to

new heights.

Nkwinti, who is also the

founder of the ocean-centric

Amanzi Challenge, discussed

the role the association would

p l ay.

“Sporting codes have no

umbrella association to fall back

on should they require

assistance or wish to report

outstanding results.

“In grouping the various

sporting codes together we will

be able to ensure that good

athletes get the best opportunity

to excel in their chosen sport,”

Nkwinti said.

“We have approached the

municipality and the local

councillors for support.

“We believe the best athletes

are those who begin early and

receive the best coaching,

facilities and education.”

Scharneck, who started the

Mzansi Rugby Academy, was

also excited that a new body

would oversee and also

coordinate local matches

between the various wards in

Ndlambe. “There is also a

problem in the facilities

available to some of our

ch i l d r e n ,” he said.

He explained that ward

committees would be involved

in oversight of the various

sporting clubs and societies

i nvo l ve d .

“In fact, any person

interested in volunteering to

assist in the various sporting

codes is welcome to apply,” said

S ch a r n e ck .

These include sporting codes

for Under 16 to U15 r u g by,

soccer, swimming, surfing,

rowing, handball, fencing,

netball, boxing and golf.

Nkwinti said: “We can see

the various wards competing

with each other in the many

codes.

“We want to bring all the

codes under the umbrella of the

Ndlambe Junior Sports

Association [NJSA], which will

give us more exposure and

enable us to exert pressure on

important matters.

“When we observe a

talented individual we can

contact one of the schools that

specialise in that sport to

arrange for bursaries.”

Scharneck said a lack of

facilities was a problem.

“We need fields and

changing facilities for our

SPORTS DEVELOPMENT: Zwelimzina ‘Sxeaks’ Nkwinti, left, and Barry Scharneck are the co-founders of the newly formed

Ndlambe Junior Sports Association for U6 to U15 girls and boys nvolved in the various sporting codes Picture: ROB KNOWLES

children. They cannot hope to

compete at the highest level

without proper sporting

facilities.

“Some kids are forced to

play [rugby or soccer] barefoot

as they cannot afford boots.”

Education is also a critical

aspect of the support NJSA will

facilitate.

“With Nemato Change a Life

[NCAL] we are able to hold

classes to teach children the

basic rules of their chosen

game. But they have to keep

their grades up.

“Imagine they are accepted

to a more sports-orientated

school because of their prowess

but they are unable to do the

academic side. Academics are

an important part of our overall

p l a n ,” said Scharneck.

Nkwinti and Scharneck

anticipate Ndlambe becoming

the junior sporting hub in the

area and, ultimately, the

c o u n t r y.

For now, NJSA is looking for

volunteers who will make the

association work.

“We need dedicated people

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report back to the association,”

Nkwinti said.

“We have spoken with

NCAL, Shaka Surf School and

Stenden South Africa to join the

association and they have

agreed.

“But we also need the

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fields and provide facilities to

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N E I G H B O U R LY NOTES

E-mail Rob Knowles at knowlesr@tisoblackstar.co.za or fax (046) 624-2293

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

IT has been 238 days since the national

lockdown was imposed and, in an

attempt to avoid a forecasted second

wave, Eastern Cape premier Oscar

Mabuyane recently posted the new rules

with respect to Covid-19 restrictions.

Mabuyane, who was diagnosed with

Covid-19 last week, is currently selfisolating

at his home.

The press release from his office stated,

“The Eastern Cape provincial government

will embark on mass testing, screening,

tracking, tracing of people who are

contacts of people infected by

coronavirus, enforce mandatory wearing

of cloth masks in public places, public

transport and other regulations put in

place to prevent the spread of Covid-19

infections in the province.”

WAT E R , or the lack of it, is one of the

major problems in the area. At the time of

writing the Sarel Hayward Dam, that

supplies Port Alfred, is running below

minimum capacity. Without sufficient

rains, the dam will inevitably run dry.

As we cannot control the weather, it is up

to residents to cut down on their water

usage. This obviously means there can be

no washing of cars or watering of gardens,

but it also needs more subtle precautions

to prevent Day Zero from happening.

For example, leaving the tap running

when brushing your teeth and excessive

flushing of toilets are strict no-no’s in our

water-scarce area. More of a problem will

be encountered when our visitors arrive

who come from areas where there are no

restrictions on water usage and they can

even drink water straight from the

municipal supply.

Remember that many of our local

businesses are dependent on the arrival of

visitors and, following a year of lockdown

and restrictions, they will be arriving with

the sole idea of relaxing and having a

good time. We have to make our visitors

aware of the problem and, without

spoiling their well-earned holiday, ensure

that there is enough water when the

holidays are over. Yet, primarily, locals

must also be aware of the problem.

All leaks must be reported to Ndlambe

Municipality for their immediate action.

We probably need Ndlambe to begin an

education/marketing campaign to

highlight the problem of water shortages

and the things to do, or avoid doing, to

ensure water security for the area.

C R I M I NA L S are out and about around

town, looking for opportunities to steal.

Gangs sometimes use “spotters” to do

reconnaissance on properties to

determine which are empty during the

day, noting dogs or other security

measures. Although it appears that few

crimes have been reported in the area, a

number of “suspicious” people have been

observed jumping fences and trespassing

on properties. Our local security

companies are doing a good job, but

neighbourhood safety requires a

concerted effort of the residents to keep

an eye-out for their neighbours and report

all suspicious activity in their area.

Also, if you have had trespassers on your

property, even if nothing was stolen,

please report this to the police so they are

warned about potential crimes as well as

criminal hot spots.

ARE you looking forward to Black Friday?

It is scheduled for November 27, next

Friday. It is a time when consumers can

pick up bargains and price-discounted

items and is also an opportunity for

retailers and suppliers to offload slowmoving

stock in preparation for the

Christmas season.

Originating in the United States, Black

Friday is always scheduled for the day

after the American Thanksgiving. Because

of all the restrictions we have faced over

the last several months (it feels more like

years) shoppers might be tempted to

spend money they do not have on items

they do not need. Just be careful with your

money as there are always criminal

elements at work, particularly at

vulnerable spots such as ATMs. Moreover,

remember that you need your money to

last, not just over the upcoming Christmas

period but into January 2021 and beyond.

WE send bright thoughts and warmest

birthday wishes to everyone celebrating a

birthday and hopefully may it be the best

ever. Congratulations, especially to Fiona

Timm, Ruan Cannon, Rudolf van der

Heever, Kathleen Hill, Cordelia Quma,

Jovan Alexander, Mike Millard, Buks de

Kock, Kayleigh Parsons, Graham

Strachan, Cindy Charter, Olivia Charter,

Duncan Minott, Jill Bax, Colette Reid,

Hilpert twin sisters Michaela and

Monique, Lydia Atteridge, Lisa Tarr, Julia

Stevens, Ann McCann, Bella Metcalf,

Lynette Keeton, Jacquiline du Preez,

Gladman Sontsonga, Taryn Hickman,

Lettie Plaatjie, Geofrey Duruwe, Richard

Rudman, Barry Allen, Peter Reed, Barbara

Carolan, Mo Goff, Shalmedine Brooks,

Gavin Keeton, Tyrone Dixon, Lindi

Garner, Cecilia Paul, Anthony Stevenson,

Mikayla Patterson, Omica Ngqowana, Ilse

Wicks, Anita Thompson, Toni Metcalf,

Sylvia Strydom, Brandon Handley.

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

success to the following businesses

celebrating another anniversary,

especially to Cherrywood Nursery

(Kenton-on-Sea), Kekkel en Kraai, Try Me

for Tours, The Corner Gallery (Bathurst).

B E CAU S E of the coronavirus pandemic

the markets have been slow and

ponderous as the entire global economy

attempts to recover. Added to this are the

current Brexit negotiations (the UK leaves

Europe on January 1 whether there is a

deal with the EEU or not).

Also, with American politics currently in

turmoil the markets remain cautious. With

the announcements of a highly effective

(from 90% and above), vaccine, first from

Pfizer last week and by Moderna this

week, the markets have recovered a little

of earlier losses.

However, creating a suitable vaccine is

only half the battle as now it must be

manufactured in bulk and distributed to

those who want it, like the elderly and

those with comorbidities. Others will go

the route of natural herd immunity.

With 2019’s figures in brackets to

compare against, the rand was trading at

R15.37 to the dollar (R14.74), R20.40 to

the pound (R19.06), and R18.26 to the

euro (R16.32). Commodities were trading

with gold at R1,888.54 per fine ounce

($1,465.70), platinum at R931.80 per

ounce ($893.42) and Brent crude oil at

R44.08 per barrel ($61.96).

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, Fred

Golombick, Graeme Sunny Hill and

Jenna Coetzee.

WEDDING anniversary congratulations,

and may there be many more years of

continued happiness to Jaco and Cheryl

Delport, Malcolm and Carole Christie,

Matthew and Casey van Niekerk, Vic and

Beryl Goddard.

THOUGHT for the week: “G ra t i t u d e

unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what

we have into enough, and more.”

BEST regards as always,

The Team

FUN AND GAMES:

In third place at the

Talk of the

Town/Stenden South

Africa Quiz for the

Port Alfred Soup

Kitchen last week

were the veterans,

Wishful Thinkers,

comprising, from left,

Dave and Mandy

Purdon, and Marius

and Terri Goosen

Picture: JON HOUZET

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APPLES FOR THE HUNGRY: In a bid to provide fresh fruit as part of their feeding scheme, the

Port Alfred Soup Kitchen issued an appeal for apples, which saw the Port Alfred Early Act Club

re s p o n d . The Early Actors and their liaison teacher Mirna Myburgh, back left, during the hand

over of their collection to Soup Kitchen representative Craig Ellis, back right

HYGIENE IS KEY: Showing off their bottle of sanitiser and a toothbrush issued by the

department of health are Port Alfred High School pupils, from left, Lukholo Xanti, Onikaya

Mjacu and Kungawo Tukulu

ONE FOR THE GALLERY:

2020 Port Alfred High

headgirl Tazmin Cannon, left,

and deputy headgirl Sheena

Louca receive a Valedictory

gift of a framed class photo

from the school at their

recent matric breakfast. The

photo will become part of the

gallery of matric class photos

on display in the school hall

foyer

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN: The Port Alfred High School 2021 prefects assisted with a

street collection on behalf of the SA Legion last Saturday to mark ‘Poppy Day’. Deputy headgirl

Yolisa Bobo and headboy Jarryd Harty with their tins. The street collection raises funds to assist

in the SA Legion’s welfare work among military veterans

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REGIMENTAL REVELATION

Whenever I’m out and about on a walk

in the streets of Makhanda

(Grahamstown) I almost always spot

something new, or something that

takes me by surprise.

Like last Saturday morning, I

walked past the Drill Hall in Hill Street

and noticed the sign above the front

door that read “Chief Makhanda

Regiment Drill Hall”.

It was the first time I had seen the

sign, I must admit.

Now, I’m wondering, when did the

renaming take place?

The last I heard, it was the

headquarters of First City Regiment,

but clearly I am behind the times.

Emily O’Meara wrote in the book

Grahamstown Reflected, published in

1995, “The swirl of blue and green

Graham of Montrose tartan kilts, the

skirl of bagpipes – First City, the oldest

of South Africa’s four Highland

regiments, on parade exercising its

honorary freedom of entry into the

city”.

She wrote further that the Drill Hall,

a “handsome stone edifice”, was

erected in 1866 as the Albany Hall,

and has been First City’s headquarters

“since the turn of the century” -

remembering the book was published

in 1995.

MASK UP!

Well done to all those people who

continue to wear face masks as Covid-

19’s second wave looms. To all the

defiant others who do not – wise up!

WEEDY ON HILL

Do we still have what was once called

the parks department in the

municipality? Just asking.

Judging by their height, some of the

weeds on the pavement just below the

High Street/Hill Street corner (eastern

side) have been there a very long time.

Come on now, municipal

councillors and officials, this is in the

very centre of town, a busy, highprofile

area.

Surely it will not take more than an

hour or two to sort it out?

MARKET ON THE FIELD

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the

annual Grahamstown Christmas

Market will not take place in the PJ

Olivier school hall, as has been the case

for a few years.

Instead, a morning market,

organised by Ilze Curling, will be held

on the school’s main sports field from

9am to 2pm on Saturday, November

28.

More than 30 stalls are expected to

trade on the day. For more information

call Curling on 076-151-3050.

GRUBBY

On walking past the taxi rank in Queen

Street the other day, I was disappointed

to see how grubby the area was, with

litter strewn about, and weeds and

grass growing freely.

MONITORS ON THE HILL

PJ Olivier Primary School’s monitors for

2021 were announced at its prizegiving

last week, with their parents

pinning their badges to their blazers.

The 2021 monitors are Conre

Henning, Viola Kivitts, Kungotando

Ndizweni, Khwezilonso Smaile,

Langalam Smaile and Marthinus van

Wy k .

GOLF DAY AT THE BELMONT

The GBS Mutual Bank-sponsored golf

day at Belmont Golf Club on Saturday

November 28 will be played as a

betterball with lots of prizes on offer.

The entry fee is R250.

For more information and to enter,

contact Deon on 082-924-4797.

SPORTS AWARDS

At its Grade 12 prize-giving, Graeme

College presented sports awards for

cricket, swimming, waterpolo and

tennis, a notable exception being

r u g by.

Due to Covid-19 lockdown

regulations, the inter-schools’ r u g by

programme did not take place this year,

apart from Graeme’s annual rugby day

PIPING HOT: A smaller-than-usual St Andrew’s College pipe band, comprising four

pipers, a bass drummer and two snare drummers, enter Church Square for the annual

Remembrance Day Parade Picture: SID PENNEY.

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN: Among those laying wreaths and showing respect for the

fallen in World Wars and other conflicts are staff and pupils of PJ Olivier High School, led

by principal Joubert Retief (centre). The occasion was the Remembrance Day Parade on

Church Square Picture: SID PENNEY.

in March, prior to lockdown. The

trophy for the best all-rounder in the 1st

cricket team was awarded to

Sonwabile Tshona, and for the best

batting average to Garwin Dampies.

Joshua Pamphilon received the

trophy for the most outstanding

swimming performance, and the

trophy for the best senior waterpolo

player went to Liam Taljaard.

On the tennis front, the trophy for

outstanding temperament and

sportsmanship was awarded to Tinashe

Gomo.

TRAINING CAMPS AT KC

School campuses are usually pretty

quiet at the beginning of January each

year, but the swimming pool and sports

fields of Kingswood College will be

buzzing between January 7 and 10

when the school hosts two sports

training camps – a cricket camp for

Under-12 and U13 levels and a

waterpolo camp for boys and girls from

U12 to U16.

The cricket camp will be headed up

by Murray Ranger (Kingswood highperformance

coach), Andrew Birch

(ex-Warriors cricketer) and Ryan van

Niekerk (coaching director at Gary

Kirsten Cricket). The waterpolo camp

will see participants training and

playing under some of SA’s top national

and provincial-level coaches.

For both camps, contact Pieter

Serfontein at 079-891-7983 or e-mail

p . s e r f o n t e i n @ k i n g swo o d c o l l e g e . c o m

BUSINESSES BACK THEN

Below are two sets of names – the first

is a list of businesses in Grahamstown

in the 1960s and 1970s, and the second

a list of their owners or managers. Your

task is simple – match them up. Some

are easy, others more difficult.

The businesses are: Ellmore’s Motor

Services; Krige’s Butchery; Town &

Country Supplies; Butterfly Snack Bar;

Grahamstown Motor Services; City

Electrical Contractor; T Birch & Co

( B i rch ’s); Hewitt & Palmer men’s

outfitters and sports dealers; and Simon

& Barnes ladies’ outfitters and

h a b e r d a s h e r y.

The owners/managers are: Ronnie

Liddiard; Botha Family; Gideon Krige;

Ernest Dicks; Lewis Miles; Lionel and

Molly Haefele; Eric Botten; Joe

Ellmore; and JC Bates.

Answers: Ellmore’s Motors/Joe

Ellmore; Krige’s Butchery/Gideon

LEADING PROCESSION: Flag bearer John van Rensburg

leads the wreath-layers from the City Hall onto Church Square

for the 2020 Remembrance Day Parade. The annual parade

was organised and arranged by the Makanakop Shellhole of

the Memorable Order of Tin Hats (MOTHS) Picture: SID PENNEY

SOMBRE SALUTE: Officers from 6SAI Battalion at the SANDF

military base situated outside Makhanda (Grahamstown) lay

wreaths at the recent Remembrance Day Parade on Church

Square Picture: SID PENNEY

Krige; Town & Country Supplies/JC

Bates (co-owner with AC Carmichael);

Butterfly Snack Bar/Lionel and Molly

Haefele; Grahamstown Motor

Services/Eric Botten; City Electrical/

Ronnie Liddiard; Birch’s/Ernest Dicks;

Hewitt & Palmer/Botha Family; Simon

& Barnes/Lewis Miles.

FINALS AT ALBANY

It ’s something of a double-header at

the Albany Bowling Club in Charles

Street on Saturday November 21, with

the finals of their night bowl business

league and a Christmas market.

BELMONT CELEBRATES

Belmont Golf Club celebrates its fifth

birthday on Saturday November 28,

with the Settler City Toyota Belmont

Open for players with official

handicaps. Entry fee for the beterball

stableford is R1,400 per fourball.

HE LAID THE STONE

A reader wondered the other day how

PJ Olivier High School acquired its

name. On a subsequent visit to the

school, I noticed a foundation stone at

the entrance to the admin block.

It stated the foundation stone was

laid by the Administrator of the Cape

Province, Mr PJ Olivier, on Monday

September 17 1956. Now the reader

knows and I know.

OUT OF INTEREST

Joining the “working class” in January

1964 on the staff of the Grahamstown

Post Office after leaving school, I was

encouraged by colleagues to open a

Post Office Savings Bank account,

which I did, and earned interest.

Not much interest in those days, but

it was something.

Later, I opened a similar account at

the United Building Society (remember

them?) and earned interest as well.

No bank charges or other levies

were deducted from either account in

those days.

Many years later, I closed those

savings accounts and opened one at

another financial institution, and over

the years I sort of forgot about it.

A few months ago I found the

savings book and thought I’d close that

account and withdraw the almost

R300 in it.

Surprise, surprise! The balance was

“nil”, and it was explained to me that

various monthly administration

charges had been levied.

So much for a savings account.


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Wednesday November 11

NFB Private Wealth Management

Better Ball Medal, with 67 players:

Trophy – Settlers Bowl Les

Wasdell, Mark Warren

Results

1st Les Wasdell, Mark Warren – 62

2nd Kevin Heny, Mark Shelton – 62

3 rd Andy Barnes, Brian Reid – 63

4th Basil Dukas, Ross Wright – 63

2 Clubs

6th R Hoar

8th N Loundar, C Mavuso, M Nanto

Best Gross 74 – Colin Mavuso

Best Nett 68 – Brian Reid, Kevin Heny,

Mark Warren

Nearest The Pins

Fishaways/Debonairs – 6th Mihlali

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Galileo Risk – 8th Mihlali Nanto

Tekserve – 11th Roly Clayton

The Firm – 13th Derek Sinclair

The Firmest Drive – 18th Greg Timm

Remax Kowie - Nearest for 2 on the 1st

Andy Hough

Saturday November 14

Galileo Risk Betterball Stableford, with

48 players:

Results

1st Corrie van Zyl, André van Zyl – 46

2nd Wollie Wolmarans, Arjan Sap –

42

3 rd Clint Roesstorff, Juan Pretorius –

41

4th Les Wasdell, Adrian Reed – 40

Two Clubs

6th André van Zyl

11th J Pretorius

Best Gross 76 – Ian Moncur

Best Nett 70 – Mike Gidana

Nearest The Pins

Mooifontein Quarry – 6th André van

Zyl

Tekserve – 8th Mark Shelton

Sibuya Game Reserve – 11th Pa u l

Dukas

Fishaways/Debonairs – 13th D ave

Yo u n g

The Firmest Drive – 14th Butch Lee

Royal St Andrews – Nearest for 2 on

the 1st Trevor Taylor

1820s GOLF

Monday November 9: No golf due to

bad weather.

Thursday November 12: 22 players in

easterly windy conditions.

Winners on 39 John Heather, Derek

van Harmelen, Cecil Jones-Phillipson,

Albert Whitfield.

Moosehead on 43 Ron Ruiters, Trevor

Stötter, Mike Stadler.

Good Scores 49 – Eugene Erasmus,

John Heather, Cecil Jones-Phillipson,

48 – Dudley Kieser, 47 – Peter Rinaldi.

Two Clubs: 13th Juan Lardner-Burke.

LADIES’ R E S U LTS

Tuesday November 10: 23 ladies

played in mostly good conditions in a

WGSA Medal and Putting competition

for the Helyear Bowl.

The annual Medal Finals were also

at stake and the winner of this will be

announced at the Christmas function.

Angela Trollip was the winner of the

Silver Division on nett 74 and also

won the putting competition in this

division with 32 putts. The runner-up

in this division was Jill Lake on nett 77.

In the Bronze Division, the winner

on a fantastic nett 63 was Carol Lee

and she also won the putting

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Community of Property with Accrual,

who died on the 9th September 2018

Last address: 9 Park Road, Port Alfred

Estate Number 3342/2018

The First and Final Liquidation

and Distribution Account in the

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competition with 25 putts. This

d iv i s i o n ’s runner-up was Trish Barwick

on nett 70.

The Copper Division was won by

Joy Altson on nett 70 and the runnerup

on nett 71 was Maureen McGarvie.

Joy also won the putting prize in this

division with 29 putts.

The longest drive on hole 5 was

won by Angela Trollip in the 0-21

handicap division, while Sheena

Warren was longest in the 22-onwards

d iv i s i o n .

Two clubs were made by Mo

Marsay on the 8th hole, Kim Gardner

on the 11th and Angela Trollip on the

13th.

Kim was nearest the pin on the

11th hole and Angela Trollip was

nearest on the 13th hole.

Her great nett 63 secured Carol Lee

both the Best Nett of the Day and the

Helyear Bowl.

The competition on November 24

will be a 4 Ball BetterballStableford

sponsored by Kekkel en Kraai.

PORT ALFRED MIXED

R E S U LTS

Saturday November 14: With gusting

winds blowing, 20 players took part in

the Port Alfred Mixed Competition.

Leading the field with 89 points, the

winning team was Derek Sinclair, Juan

Southey, Glynnis Renecle and Heather

van Harmelen.j

The runners-up, Angela Trollip,

Neal Shaw, Fanie Smit and Heinz

Czepluch, followed closely behind

with a score of 88 points.

Not faring so well, the longest walk

was claimed by Brian Reid, Margie

Reid, Andy Manson and Maureen

McGarvie, with 76 points.

Derek Sinclair and Rick Hill both

had two-clubs on the 11th hole but

Angela Trollip outshone them both by

scoring two-clubs on the 8th, 11th and

13th holes and won a voucher from

Skipper’s Catch for her efforts.

Derek Sinclair was closest to the pin

on the 8th hole to take home a bottle

of wine and Angela Trollip and

Heather van Harmelen on 68 nett

shared the best nett score of the day.

KGB RESULTS

Tuesday November 10: A variety of

weather forecasts confused potential

p l aye r s .

However, 33 contestants turned out

for the draw to be rewarded with

overcast skies combined with a light

westerly wind, resulting in a fine day

without the earlier anticipated rain.

Players were drawn in eleven 3-

balls to play a Stableford Alliance 2-

scores-to-count with a devilish twist of

a bonus, a la Portuguese.

The 3-ball of Russell Warren, James

Lobban and Mike Stadler posted 85

points and finish worthy winners.

A close second were Tom Tagg,

Andy Manson and Heinz Czepluch in

second position on 84 points.

In a close-fought battle at the other

end of proceedings, Ken Rogers, Brian

Shirley and John Muggeridge brought

joy to their closest rivals by coming

home with 70 points to lay claim to

and ownership of the Hamer en Sukkel

at prize-giving.

Eugene Erasmus succeeded with the

only birdie on a par three on the day

and his 2-club on the 11th hole saw

his covey take the carryover 2-club

pool.

IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE BEAUTY

VAN NIEKERK (IDENTITY NUMBER:

540101 0236 08 6) UNMARRIED, OF

12 NELSON ROAD, STATION HILL,

PORT ALFRED, EASTERN CAPE, AND

WHO DIED ON THE 17 TH SEPTEMBER

2020.

MASTER’S REFERENCE NO.: 3214/2020

Debtors and Creditors in the above

Estate are hereby called upon to lodge

their claims and pay their debts to

the under-mentioned within THIRTY (30)

days as from Friday, 20 TH November

2020.

LIESL ERASMUS

Agent for Executor

AUDIE ATTORNEYS

46 Van Der Riet Street

PORT ALFRED 6170

TEL: (046) 624 2400

Best individual players were James

Lobban and Heinz Czepluch both

scoring nett70s.

Friday November 13

Ignoring forecasts of strong easterly

winds, 43 players entered the draw to

play a Stableford Alliance 2-scores-tocount

competition.

Despite complaints about the wind,

Derick van Harmelen, Jimmy van

Rensburg, Rick Hill and Russell

Warren sailed home, tacking into the

breeze, with an excellent 90 points.

Sharing second place on a worthy

86 points were the coveys of Shaun

Uys, Len Bohnen, John Abbott and

Heinz Czepluch, along with Matt

NOTICE OF A BASIC ASSESSMENT REPORT FOR THE

TRANSFORMATION OF AGRICULTURE LAND INTO COMMERCIAL

LAND ON 6.98 HA IN THORNHILL, PORT ALFRED.

Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 41 of the Schedule published

in GNR 326, of the NEMA Regulations (2014 as amended in April 2017)

of the intent to submit a Basic Impact Assessment Report to undertake

the following activities on the below property:

Location:

Erven 7785 & 7798 (Ptn 388), Thornhill, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape

(33° 34’ 47,28” S; 26° 53’ 56,59” E)

Proponent:

Ezethu Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Activities:

1. GNR 327: 7 April 2017, Activity (14): Storage of dangerous

good (petroleum) with container capacity with 80m 3 but less

than 500m 3 .

2. GNR 327: 7 April 2017, Activity (27): The clearance of an area

of 1Ha or more, but less than 20Ha of indigenous vegetation.

3. GNR 327: 7 April 2017, Activity (28): Residential, mixed,

retail, commercial development where such land was used

for agriculture inside an urban area where the total

development is larger than 5Ha.

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20 November 2020

IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE JOAN

HANNAH EMMA LONG, Identity No.

280617 0024 085 who was a widow

and died on the 17th October 2019 and

resident at Huis Diaz, Alexandria

ESTATE NUMBER 4270/2019

The First and Final Liquidation Account

in the above estate will lie for inspection

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Port Alfred for a period of twenty-one

days from the 20 November 2020

DATED at PORT ALFRED on this 9th Day

of November 2020

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PRIZE

WINNER:

Ladies’

winner Carol

Lee, left, is

p re s e n t e d

the silver

Helyear Bowl

by Shirley

Heny

Chadwick, Mike Stadler, Barrie Brady

and Fanie Smit.

Behind the eight ball for most of the

round, Mark Warren, Paul Fryer, Guy

Cash and James Lobban were first to

return to the club house and gain

control of the Hamer en Sukkel for the

rest of the long, drawn out morning,

with a sorry 73 points.

Mark Warren birdied the par three

6th hole but was pipped for the 2-club

pool by Bob Shaw, who converted on

the 13th.

Peter Reed and Jenny Ralph both

enjoyed notable rounds with 70 nett

scores to complete the day.

Happy bowling everyone.

IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE ARNOLD

PLESTO RUDOLPH, IDENTITY NO.

411124 5110 08 6, MARRIED BY THE

LAWS OF RHODESIA TO PATRICIA

MARGARET RUDOLPH, IDENTITY

NO. 370906 0108 18 3, FORMERLY OF

13 HOVE STREET, PORT ALFRED,

WHO DIED AT HEIDELBERG ON

17 APRIL 2018

ESTATE NO: 2118/2018

Debtors and Creditors are hereby called

upon to lodge their claims and pay

their debts to the undersigned within a

period of 30 (thirty) days from 20

November 2020.

R.C.B. GREEN

Executor

c/o J.J. Griesel

Griesel & Associates

39 Campbell Street

PORT ALFRED 6170

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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.

BULELWA is looking for

full time domestic work.

References available.

Phone: 073 350 4373

CYNTHIA is looking for full

or part-time domestic

work. Good with children.

References available.

Phone: 082 642 9879

6150

Employment Wtd.

JOYCE is looking for

employment as a caretaker

of a B&B, Guest House, or

Holiday home.

Phone: 063 946 1096

JOYCE is looking for

part-time domestic work.

Available 3 days a week.

Phone: 078 515 1493

LILIAN is looking for

domestic work on

Tuesdays.

Phone: 073 796 7521

MABEL is looking for

caregiver work. 15 years

experience with good

references.

Phone: 073 203 9105

MICHAEL is looking for

work painting, walls,

gardening.

Phone: 084 778 1806

NANDIPHA is looking for

work as a child-minder /

general worker.

Phone: 073 121 9090

NOMFUNDO is looking full

or part-time work. Hotel /

hospitality experience. Good

with ironing and children.

Phone: 072 690 8808

OLIVIA is looking for

domestic work. Mondays

and Thursdays.

Phone: 083 422 8651

NOTICES

FORM JJJ

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms Regulation

68 of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937,

of the intention to apply for the issue of a

¿ ¿

of ELLEN AMY STARKE, Identity Number

530403 0056 08 0, in respect of Erf 9206

Grahamstown, situated in the Makana Local

Municipality, Division of Albany, Province of

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 King Williams Town within two

weeks from the date of the publication of this

notice.

Dated at Grahamstown on this the

13th of November 2020.

De Jager & Lordan Inc.,

2 Allen Street, Grahamstown, 6139.

Tel: 046-622 2799; Ref: Mr. W. de Jager.

FORM JJJ

7

ACCOMMODATION

7020

Accomm. Off / Wtd

B & B IN WALMER,

PORT ELIZABETH.

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Holm 041 581 6308 or

083 495 2690

www.jackysbnb.co.za

ZUURBERG MOUNTAIN

VILLAGE, ADDO

40% off for Seniors B&B

ΈΉ

4TH NIGHT FREE.

(Valid until

15 December 2020).

Call: 042 233 8300

E: zuurberg@addo.co.za

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries

Act, 1937, of the intention to apply for

a certified copy of Deed of Transfer

ESTATE LATE VIRGINIA BUYELWA

ZIQULA, IDENTITY NUMBER 621204

0813 086, in respect of certain : ERF

ALEXANDRIA, 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 King Williams Town within two

weeks after the date of the publication of this

notice.

DATED at PORT ALFRED this 12TH day

of NOVEMBER 2020.

Attorneys for the Applicant

PORT ALFRED

6170

jannes@grieselattorneys.co.za

Tel: 046 624 2600


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SCHOOLS IN REVIEW

NDLAMBE

MUNICIPALITY

PORT ALFRED

TENDER CANCELLATION

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the following

tender has been cancelled due to

functionality amendments.

TENDER 88/2020: TENDER INVITATION

- OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND

MANAGEMENT OF LANDFILL SITES.

PUBLICATION DATE: 08 October

2020

This tender will be re-advertised.

NOTICE NUMBER: 226/2020

12 November 2020 ADV R DUMEZWENI

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY: Bushwillow School Grade R pupil

Micaela Beech learning about the African continent, while she is

puzzling away

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

¿

Transfer No. T51471/2014CTN passed by

JACQUES DE CONING FAMILY TRUST,

REGISTRATION NUMBER IT1121/96(E)

in respect of certain Erf 583

BOESMANSRIVIERMOND, IN THE

NDLAMBE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY,

DIVISION OF ALEXANDRIA, PROVINCE

OF THE EASTERN CAPE, which has been

lost or destroyed.

All interested persons having objection of 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.

Dated at PORT ELIZABETH this 6TH day

of NOVEMBER 2020.

GREYVENSTEINS INC

104 PARK DRIVE, CENTRAL,

PORT ELIZABETH

e-mail: lynettem@greyvensteins.co.za

Tel: 041-501 5501/ MAT112679

FLAG ART: Shepherd Mbambu from El Shaddai Christian Academy

very proudly displays his artwork that he made at school

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

¿

of Transfer Number T28892/1992 CTN

passed by Dawn Annette Peters in

favour of Edward John Williams in

respect of ERF 7289 GRAHAMSTOWN,

IN THE MAKANA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY,

DIVISION OF ALBANY, PROVINCE

OF THE EASTERN CAPE

IN EXTENT 365 (THREE HUNDRED

AND SIXTY FIVE) 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.

DOLD & STONE INC – APPLICANT

10 AFRICAN STREET

GRAHAMSTOWN

EMAIL: olwethu@doldandstone.co.za

Contact Number: 046 622 2348

CONDOLENCES

Our sincere condolences to Carol Fick and

her family on the passing of her mom,

Eileen. From all the staff at Links.

In the Estate of the Late JOHN DOUGLAS

HOWARD, Identity No. 4309045018083

born 4 September 1943, who died on 23

September 2020, of 46 – 2ND AVENUE,

BUSHMANS RIVER MOUTH, 6190,

married out of community of property.

ESTATE NO: 003444/2020

Debtors and Creditors in the above Estate

are hereby called upon to lodge their claims

with and pay their debts to the undersigned

within a period of thirty (30) days from

20 November 2020.

DE JAGER & LORDAN INC

Attorneys for the Executor

25 RETIEF STREET

ALEXANDRIA

6185

TEL: 046-6530005

(Ref: D Joubert/sw)

NDLAMBE

MUNICIPALITY

PORT ALFRED

APPLICATON FOR THE

RENEWAL OF LEASE OF

AGRICULTURAL LAND ON

PORTION 0 OF 343 MILL FARM,

PORT ALFRED

Notice is hereby given in terms of Section

21(a) of the Municipal Systems Act

32 of 2000 that a request has been

received from Zinzisa Trading Primary

Co-Operative Ltd., Registration Number

2009 / 003153 / 24 to continue utilizing

a portion of agricultural land, 10 000 m²

in extent, for broiler production purposes

only.

Further particulars and sketch plan

regarding the abovementioned proposal

may be obtained during office

hours from the DIRECTORATE

INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT:

ESTATES SECTION, CIVIC CENTRE,

CAUSEWAY, PORT ALFRED or

from S. Boshoff at 046-604 5519,

sboshoff@ndlambe.gov.za or

townplanning@ndlambe.gov.za, 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 TUESDAY, 08 DECEMBER 2020.

NOTICE NUMBER: 204/2020

ADV. R. DUMEZWENI

MUNICIPAL MANAGER


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Ta l kTow OF THE

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

Thursday 19 N ove m b e r, 2020

The Fazi Tsipa fun run kicks off

Race named after Golden Games star

TK MTIKI

The recent 10km Fazi Tsipa fun run,

organised by the House of Happiness

Old Age Service Centre, attracted 34

participants.The fun run is named after the

centre’s oldest resident, 72-year-old Fazi

Tsipa, who is a former Golden Games

multiple medal winner.

Though the run, from the Titi Jonas Hall

to Lilac Lifestyle Farm, did not attract its

target of 50 participants, Port Alfred Sports

and Recreation Hub coordinator Boniuue

Hendele said she was happy with the

turnout.

Hendele said the race was intended as a

post Covid-19 healthy activity.

It was divided into three categories, to

cater for all different ages and capabilities.

“We had 3km for ages 13 to 15,” she

said.

“We also had 5km, but it was optional.

“The 10km was only for males.”

Hendele said the race had been named

after Tsipa to honour her for her

achievements in the Golden Games, where

participants older than 60 compete against

each other.

“Tsipa is one of the elderly who played

in the Golden Games in 2009, 2013 and

2 0 1 5 ,” Hendele said.

“She went to national games and won

gold medals.

“She also still does brisk walks,” she

said.

Participants were awarded medals after

the run.

Hendele extended her appreciation to

her team.

“We also appreciate the kindness of

farm owner Mr Morena Khashane, who

gave us the opportunity to finish our 10km

at his farm.

“After the run, the children were given

lunch packs and played at the pool.

“Mr Khashane then took them back to

their homes with his bakkie, at no cost, but

with ubuntu,” she said.

ALL AGES: About 34 participants show off their medals after recently participating in the 10km Fazi Tsipi

fun run, organised by the House of Happiness Old Age Service Centre. The race started at the Titi Jonas

Hall and ended at Lilac Lifestyle Farm

BOWLS BANTER

Kenton Bowling Club

Kenton Bowling Club has had

good turnouts on the greens these

last two weeks when the weather has

played along.

Despite strong easterly winds

this week, a number of internal pairs

matches took place and there has

been a fair share of bounce

challenge games happening as

well.

These culminated on Friday

afternoon with the novices having

their usual enthusiastic games,

followed by the now obligatory

braai and club social draw evening.

For the second time in a month

Sandie Rule won the whisky draw.

Since last writing two lucky

people have had their names drawn

for the Joker draw, but alas all they

won was the consolation prize of

R100.

The Joker is approaching the

R14,000 mark so it will certainly put

a smile on someone’s face if it is won

before the festive season gets into

full swing.

Please remember that all the

internal pairs games need to be

completed by the end of the month

so if you have matches to play, get

them scheduled.

We are having a once-off

business evening of bowls this week

which we hope will bring some fun

and relaxation to those taking part.

In these unusual and difficult

times we tend to think only of the

impact Covid has on us and those

close to us and very few have any

idea of what businesses have to go

through to ensure their and their

customers’ wellbeing.

That said, November is upon us

and before we know it the “silly

season” will be here with the usual

influx of visitors, friends and family.

As wonderful as this is, this year

we need to be aware of the dangers

that the Covid virus brings and the

increased risk that socialising brings

with it.

The club will continue adhering

to all the relevant regulations that are

in place during this time.

Port Alfred Bowling Club

There was a fine response from

members when Trevor Frost decided

to scarify the B green on

We d n e s d ay.

Also, on hand to give valuable

advice was ace Kowie greenkeeper

Gavin who popped in frequently to

see if all was going well.

With the green having to be

scarified from all angles many, many

times, loads and loads of loose grass

had to be raked and cleared away in

wheelbarrows and Trevor sent his

thanks to all those who lent a hand.

Currently, the club is without

green staff due to Covid-19.

On Friday bounce players

enjoyed an enjoyable fish and chips

midday meal at Route 72 which was

paid for from green fees and fines

collected.

Thanks for all your behind-thescenes

work, Tony and Jim.

Unfortunately Jim did not make it

as his wife had fallen ill that

morning.

A fruitful Eastern Areas fixtures

meeting was held last Monday

evening at the Kowie BC.

Clubs represented were Kowie,

Kenton, Port Alfred, Albany and

G ra h a m s t ow n .

Attending from this club were

president Trevor, Collette and club

captains Brian and Elsabe.

It will now be up to the various

clubs to slot their domestic fixtures

in.

As mentioned before, members

are reminded of the happy hour set

for Friday, November 20, at which

selected drinks will be on sale.

Then on December 16, a public

holiday, a full English breakfast will

be on sale, followed by some

bowlers playing croquet and some

croquet members playing bowls.

It’s all about building team spirit

among the two groups, which is a

good idea.

Trevor and this scribe

participated in the Comrades Classic

held in East London.

Three games of 16 ends were

played on Saturday then one game of

16 ends the next day, with the final

played over 18 ends.

They failed to end in the top four

but had an enjoyable tournament.

Lastly, over R100 was raised

following a fines meeting introduced

last Tuesday following tabs-in.

This fines meeting will now be

held on a Saturday with all present

expected to hold their drinks in their

left hands before doing a wriggle,

wriggle. What a laugh!

Kowie Bowling Club

In 1983 I attended my first AGM

of the Kowie Sports Club.

Two weeks ago I attended my

38th consecutive AGM of what is

now called the Kowie Bowls Club.

While the club can trace its

origin to a decision by the

department of health in 1918 to

establish sporting facilities in all the

psychiatric hospitals, the bowling

portion was only opened for play in

1922.

The hospital support was

terminated with the closure of the

hospital in 1984, after which the

members had to paddle their own

canoe.

In essence the format and order

of business has not changed much

over the years, the only exception

being that the revenue service has

now classed us as a “non-profit

organisation” which means we have

to comply with the provisions of the

Income Tax Act of 2016.

“Big brother” now keeps a

watchful eye on us.

The AGM can be compared with

a company where the directors meet

and report back to their shareholders

and then approve a budget for the

ensuing year.

It has always been an anomaly

that the outgoing committee draws

up a budget which, if approved at

the AGM, is binding on the

incoming committee.

It was gratifying

to see the

enthusiasm of the members with all

the posts being filled.

The meeting approved an

amendment to the constitution

granting free subscription to any

ordinary member over the age of 80

years. I wonder how many altered

birth certificates will be presented to

L aw r i e ?

It is not going to be an easy year

with the threat of the virus still

hanging over us and putting a

damper on inter-club activities.

We wish Jacques Krige and his

team a successful year of office.

Part of the proceedings was the

handing out of the various Singles

Trophies: Ladies Open – Megan

Kriel; Seniors – Margaret Stegman;

Novices – Sally Wormpld; Club

Champion – Stompie Bellingham;

Men’s Open – Stan Long; Men’s

Veteran Open – Stan Long; Men

(Over 75) – Tony Brown; Novices –

Peter Mey.

It is a wake-up call for the older

members when new members

Stompie, Stan and Denny dominate

the major Men’s Singles.

The Personal Trust Trips was a

huge success.

To many of us working out the

winners, is as difficult as it is to

fathom the American gubernatorial

ra c e .

On Tuesday we again filled a

green with some well-fought games.

Denny Richardson, ably assisted

by Peter Mey and Gavin Muir, had

enough ammunition to post a 2 plus

14 win.

Thursday saw another good

turnout.

This time it was Jonty Alexander

supported by Pee-wee Tomlinson

and Louise Fleming who went off

with the boodle.

On Saturday we had a full day of

bowls when we staged the Pam

Golding 2-bowl trips.

Played on the Swiss system, the

48 teams were eventually reduced to

t wo .

After a countdown, Foxy was the

winning skip.

PA Night

Bowls

challenge

called off

The 2020 Pick n Pay Night Bowls

Competition at the Kowie Bowling Club

has had to be called off due to Covid-19

concerns.

The SA Bowls Association has

cancelled all bowls competition for the

rest of this year.

“We cannot go against this

instruction with the second wave

moving into full swing,” Night Bowls

convenor Mike Tomlinson said.

“Next, I will need to contact all our

sponsors for this tournament and arrange

to carry over the sponsorship to the new

ye a r.

“The hope is to start the competition

early in the new year but that remains for

us to be given the go ahead by the

Districts Bowling Authority.”

The position of the competition at the

end of five rounds was as follows:

A Section

1st – Pig & Whistle, 22 points, shot

profit 44.

2nd – Ke n ny ’s Sports Bar, 20 points,

shot profit 9.

3rd – Meridian Spa, 14 points, shot

profit 21.

B Section

1st – Ke n ny ’s Quarts, 29 point, shot

profit 22.

2nd – Clem & Co, 22 points, shot

profit 41.

3rd – Trellidor, 19 points, shot profit

2.

“To all involved in the Night Bowls

competition, stay safe and have a

wonderful festive season and we will

hope for early next year, before the dew

starts.

“All will be notified via Talk of the

Town and the teams involved in this

ye a r ’s competition will receive e-mails

inviting them to the 2021 Tournament,”

Tomlinson said.

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