Ta l k
T h u rsd ay, 19 November 2020
OF THE R 5.60
(15% VAT incl)
046 624 4178
FOR ALL YOUR FOREST, GARDEN
& CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Residents in suspense
Consumption remains at about 5ML per day, municipality says, after severe water cuts threatened
Aweek after Ndlambe
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
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
Talk of the Town posted the
schedule on our website and
The East Bank, Station Hill
and Marina were meant to be
without water from 6am to 6pm
last Saturday, Monday and
Wednesday, and again
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
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
The contractor for the
proposed 2ML reverse osmosis
(RO) plant had not yet been
appointed last week and tenders
were still with the evaluation
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
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
Three accused of faking matric certificates
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
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
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’,”
To t T ’s source said one of the
staff members was a permanent
employee and the other two
“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.
Lamb Braai Chops
19 .99 R
Nectarine Punnet 750g
Denny Mushrooms 250g Punnet
Country Classic Boerewors
Master BBQ Briquettes
PRICES VALID 20 - 22 NOVEMBER 2020 AT PICK N PAY PORT ALFRED ONLY
www.picknpay.co.za Customer Care 0800 11 22 88. Toll free landline only. Cellphone rates apply.
2 Advertising & Newsdesk: (046) 624-4356 Find us on Facebook 19 November 2020 TALK OF THE TOW N
CRIME B R I E FS
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
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.
29 Miles St, Port Alfred
PO Box 2871, Port Alfred, 6170
046 624 4356 / Fax: 046 624 2293
Chiara Carter, email@example.com
Jon Houzet, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anneli Hanstein, email@example.com
Chris van Heerden, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaw Park Primary
their appreciation to
Sanet Lombard in
Hong Kong for her
donation to the
school for books
TALK OF THE TOWN 19 November 2020 Advertising & Newsdesk: (046) 624-4356 Find us on Facebook 3
Greeting people costs motorist R300
Port Alfred man who waved to municipal grass-cutters fined for placing hand outside vehicle
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
“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.
whether his actions
were indeed unlawful
as hand signals are
still part of the K53
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
Trading Hours: Mon – Sat: 8am - 6:30pm Sun 8am - 4pm
Tops: Mon - Sat: 9am - 6:30pm Sun: 9am - 1pm
Valid: 19 - 22 November 2020 | E&OE | Tel: 046 624 3542 | www.rosehillsuperspar.co.za
Trading Hours: Mon – Sat: 7am - 7:00pm Sun: 7:30am - 5pm
Tops: Mon - Sat: 8:30am - 7:00pm Sunday: 9am - 1pm
Valid: 19 - 22 November 2020 | E&OE | Tel: 046 940 0383 | While stocks last
ASK IN STORE
R79.99 per kg
Whole or Half Lamb
R114.99 per kg R21.99 each
1.5lt Spar F/C Milk
Spar 40% Daily Spread
Chicken Leg Quarters
3 FOR R55 2 FOR R55 R31.99 p/kg
T's & C's Apply
Bobtail Dry Dog Food
R59.99 each R124.99 each R89.99 each
R52.99 per kg
Sunrise Eggs Ex Lrg
Spar CSD 2lt
R89.99 each 2 FOR R16.99
4 Advertising & Newsdesk: (046) 624-4356 Find us on Facebook 19 November 2020 TALK OF THE TOW N
Farm attacks, corruption top of list
Readers suggest questions for president’s visit
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
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
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
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
“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
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
“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
winners of the
Talk of the
To w n / S t e n d e n
Quiz for the
were the team
Drie Latte en n
L o u w re n s
PORT 2 PORT
14 on Hallier Street
046 624 2983
067 771 0924
FIRST-TIME SUCCESS: The team Wikipedias
were runners-up in the Talk of the Town/Stenden South Africa
Quiz for the Port Alfred Soup Kitchen last week. From left are Carla
and Bossie Boshoff, Hein Claassens and Liana Haman Picture: JON
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.”
TALK OF THE TOWN 19 November 2020 Advertising & Newsdesk: (046) 624-4356 Find us on Facebook 5
A chuckle at us Lower Albanites
Book Review: ‘LA Lore III – True Blue’, by Bugs Wilmot, Quentin Hogge, illustrated by Basil Mills
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
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
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,
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
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
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
This book is a must for Lower
Albanites’ book shelves.
6 Advertising & Newsdesk: (046) 624-4356 Find us on Facebook 19 November 2020 TALK OF THE TOW N
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
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.
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
START: Caption Picture: CAPS
HAVE YOUR SAY Letters to PO Box 2871, Port Alfred — or e-mail to h o u ze t j @ ta l kof t h e tow n .co. za
This is an open forum for readers to express their opinions. However, the publishers reserve the right to shorten letters. Those printed are not necessarily the views of Talk of the Town. Although noms de plume
may be used, letters must be signed and have an authentic contactable address & telephone number. Talk of the Town reserves the right to not publish letters. Please limit letters to 250 words or less.
‘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
In 2001, Valli Moosa,
who was environmental
minister, banned vehicles
on beaches to protect
wildlife, including the
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Big thank you
to SPCA Golf
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
WENDY BRADFIELD, SPCA committee member
The Bible says in Proverbs 4:23,
“Above all else, guard your
heart, for it is the wellspring of
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
Pastor Theo Snyman
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
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
The Lord is our Shepherd
TideGuide courtesy of the South African Navy
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.
Quotations from the New
Da t e High Lo w Da t e High Lo w
N ov 19 1831 0620 1228 0012
20 1914 0705 1314 0053
21 2014 0802 1415 0140
22 2200 0931 1603 0247
23 2359 1126 1806 0434
24 ---- 1241 1911 0611
25 0105 1327 1952 0708
26 0147 1402 2024 074 9
TALK OF THE TOWN 19 November 2020 Advertising & Newsdesk: (046) 624-4356 Find us on Facebook 7
FACE 2 FACE with /
QTell us about your
AI am currently a pupil at
Port Alfred High School.
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
On top of my bucket list would
be playing the Augusta National
What is your motto in life?
In life there are no failures, only
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
What is your favourite music of
I like the latest pop songs but
can never turn down some old
What is the one item that is
always in your fridge?
If you could be president of SA
for one day, what would be the
top three things you would do
for your day in office?
If I was president for a day, I
would reduce the
I would also raise the level of
And implement stricter
punishment for criminal
offenders to reduce crime.
COLOURFUL WINNER: Imogen Ambraal,
dressed as Princess Unicorn, is the winner of
Interact’s fancy dress competition at the
recent Van der Riet Street festival. In second
place is Natalie Hanstein, dressed as
Supergirl. In the colouring-in competition,
first prize went to Chloé Naudé, and
Dominique Strydom came second. The lucky
winner of the raffle was Ray Oliver, who
walked away with vouchers from Niché
Restaurant, Blooming Brilliance, Rise
Courtyard Café, My Pond Hotel and Graze
by the River
PROUD OF ACHIEVEMENTS: Alexandria Christian Academy held its prize giving recently.
Grade 1s who received awards were, from left, Milisa Nela, Reneil van Rooyen, Ena-Lee van
der Westhuizen, and Migcobo Moko, with teacher Val Hutchinson
8 Advertising & Newsdesk: (046) 624-4356 Find us on Facebook 19 November 2020 TALK OF THE TOW N
T R E AT S :
School is even
more fun when
you can make
delicious to eat
as Lulu George,
from El Shaddai
A c a d e m y,
treats in class
re c e n t l y
Veto, a Grade
R pupil at El
A c a d e m y,
she is looking
A l f re d BUSINESS FORUM Keeping you up to date on the local business front
graphic © vadym yesaulov / 123RF.com
Life cover for your family
M AT T E R S
As a breadwinner, one’s most
important task is certainly the
security of ones financial future
and that of your family.
This entails various aspects
in life, which I will briefly
The first and probably most
important fact to be taken care
of is “what happens when I
Obviously death is the very
last subject one would enjoy
discussing, but it is one of the
most important topics that
needs to be considered.
When the breadwinner of a
family dies it is normally
followed by absolute chaos.
Over and above the
devastation and grief, the loved
ones are heavily burdened
when the “vultures” set in.
circumstances, the death of a
breadwinner can cause a huge
This off course can lead to
many consequences, like the
family home, vehicles and other
necessities being repossessed by
the various financial institutions.
At this time, no family
should be so heavily burdened
with such severe stress.
To crown it all, even the
receiver of revenue realises that
this is his last opportunity to
grab his “pound of flesh” and I
can assure you he does.
To take care of these huge
burdens, one can soften the
blow with sufficient life cover
that will ake care of any debts,
including the outstanding bond
on the family home.
Further cash in the estate will
be necessary to settle taxes and
also provide sufficient funds for
one’s family to continue with
the lifestyle they had become
My advice is that every
breadwinner should, with the
assistance of a qualified and
trusted financial advisor,
establish what cash will be
needed to allow for a smooth
finalisation of one’s deceased
As important as life cover is,
so is disability cover.
If one is unfortunate to
become permanently disabled, I
can assure you that all the
normal monthly expenses will
continue indefinitely, not to
mention the additional medical
Permanent disability can be
caused by an illness or even due
to an accident, but it is wise to
be prepared for any event.
permanent disability comes
Temporary disability can be
experienced for periods from a
few days up to normally two
ye a r s .
A further form of cover is an
income replacement policy that
is designed to provide one with
a regular income during the
period of incapacity to ensure
you can keep up with your
In these modern times, there
is cover against virtually any
occurrence one could imagine.
You can for instance get
cover against any dread disease
like heart attacks, strokes, most
types of cancer, kidney failure or
a whole list of dreaded illnesses.
This can be for
comprehensive dreaded disease
cover or cover against a single
need dreaded disease.
For further information
contact 087- 805-7712 for a
TALK OF THE TOWN 19 November 2020 Advertising & Newsdesk: (046) 624-4356 Find us on Facebook 9
Out to uplift young sports stars
Ndlambe gets new ‘u m b re l l a ’
association for junior codes
The Ndlambe Junior Sports
Zwelimzina “Sxeaks” Nkwinti
and general secretary Barry
Scharneck, aims to take junior
sporting codes in the area to
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
“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,”
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“We need dedicated people
with good communication skills
to verse the sporting codes and
report back to the association,”
“We have spoken with
NCAL, Shaka Surf School and
Stenden South Africa to join the
association and they have
“But we also need the
cooperation of Ndlambe
Municipality to clear sports
fields and provide facilities to
enable us to give our children
the best opportunity to excel,”
BUCO PORT ALFRED
CNR MAIN & MASONIC ST
TELEPHONE: 046 624 1103
PROMOTION ENDS ON 4 DECEMBER 2020
T’s & C’s Apply - Limited stock available - While stocks last - Images may differ from actual product
10 Advertising & Newsdesk: (046) 624-4356 Find us on Facebook 19 November 2020 TALK OF THE TOW N
N E I G H B O U R LY NOTES
E-mail Rob Knowles at email@example.com 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
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
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
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
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,
FUN AND GAMES:
In third place at the
Talk of the
Africa Quiz for the
Port Alfred Soup
Kitchen last week
were the veterans,
comprising, from left,
Dave and Mandy
Purdon, and Marius
and Terri Goosen
Picture: JON HOUZET
SUDOKU - WHARF STREET FRUIT & VEG
Complete this Sudoku and be in line to win a R50 voucher
from Wharf Street Fruit & Veg in Wharf Street.Entries must
be in by 3:30pm on Tuesday at the TotT office - 29 Miles St.
Winner to please collect voucher (must show ID) from TotT
offices before attempting to redeem prize. Last week’s winner
is Ruth Jackson.
WIN A VOUCHER FROM PAPER NAUTILUS RESTAURANT
SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK’S SUDOKU
– Winners to
ID) from TotT
TALK OF THE TOWN 19 November 2020 Advertising & Newsdesk: (046) 624-4356 Find us on Facebook 11
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
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
Make your Christmas Function a
Sparkling Affair and enjoy our
Comprehensive list of equipment
and activities available on request
Includes a glass of Robertson
Sparkling Wine and a Christmas
Cracker per person!
T’s & C’s
12 Advertising & Newsdesk: (046) 624-4356 Find us on Facebook 19 November 2020 TALK OF THE TOW N
The city is renowned for its
educational institutions, for
being the national seat of
the judiciary and for its
with SID PENNEY
Send your news of local events
and achievements, or of any
issues you might be having to
or call (046) 624-4356
picture © bernard mackenzie / 123RF.com
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
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
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
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
More than 30 stalls are expected to
trade on the day. For more information
call Curling on 076-151-3050.
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.
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
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 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
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.
TALK OF THE TOWN 19 November 2020 Advertising & Newsdesk: (046) 624-4356 Find us on Facebook 13
GOLF W E E K LY
Wednesday November 11
NFB Private Wealth Management
Better Ball Medal, with 67 players:
Trophy – Settlers Bowl Les
Wasdell, Mark Warren
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
6th R Hoar
8th N Loundar, C Mavuso, M Nanto
Best Gross 74 – Colin Mavuso
Best Nett 68 – Brian Reid, Kevin Heny,
Nearest The Pins
Fishaways/Debonairs – 6th Mihlali
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
Saturday November 14
Galileo Risk Betterball Stableford, with
1st Corrie van Zyl, André van Zyl – 46
2nd Wollie Wolmarans, Arjan Sap –
3 rd Clint Roesstorff, Juan Pretorius –
4th Les Wasdell, Adrian Reed – 40
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
Tekserve – 8th Mark Shelton
Sibuya Game Reserve – 11th Pa u l
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
Monday November 9: No golf due to
Thursday November 12: 22 players in
easterly windy conditions.
Winners on 39 John Heather, Derek
van Harmelen, Cecil Jones-Phillipson,
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
In the ESTATE OF THE LATE JOHN
BRUCE YENDALL, Identity Number
340518 5019 08 8, Married out of
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
abovementioned Estate will lie for
for a period of 21 (TWENTY-ONE)
days from the 20th November 2020
Dold & Stone Inc.
37 Campbell Street
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Agent for Executor
46 Van Der Riet Street
PORT ALFRED 6170
TEL: (046) 624 2400
Best individual players were James
Lobban and Heinz Czepluch both
Friday November 13
Ignoring forecasts of strong easterly
winds, 43 players entered the draw to
play a Stableford Alliance 2-scores-tocount
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:
Erven 7785 & 7798 (Ptn 388), Thornhill, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
(33° 34’ 47,28” S; 26° 53’ 56,59” E)
Ezethu Holdings (Pty) Ltd
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.
If you consider yourself an interested and/or affected person/party, it is
important that you register and comment in writing to Digital Soils Africa
before or on 11 January 2021. Should you require further information
before the said date.
Please send your enquiries and/or comments to:
Digital Soils Africa Tel: 067 622 5687
1 Kemsley Street Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date of Notice:
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
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
Neave Stötter Inc
25 Van Der Riet Street
Lee, left, is
p re s e n t e d
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
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
c/o J.J. Griesel
Griesel & Associates
39 Campbell Street
PORT ALFRED 6170
AWNINGS, BLINDS & CARPORTS
BICYCLES, SPARES & SERVICE
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY
COMPUTER & PRINTER
GAS SUPPLIES & SERVICES
WATER TANK &
14 Advertising & Newsdesk: (046) 624-4356 Find us on Facebook 19 November 2020 TALK OF THE TOW N
Errors reported before Tuesday will not be charged for. Deadline: Friday 10am
DID YOU KNOW?
That you can get a Section
18 A tax break if you donate
to an educational cause?
DID YOU KNOW?
That a donation to education
makes a great end-of-year
gift or can replace an
end-of-year event as a
gesture of goodwill?
Call Laura for more info
084 607 6174
If you want to drink
that’s your business.
If you want to stop,
Baptist Church, York Road, Port Alfred
7pm - 8 pm. Every Monday.
First Monday of the month is open.
Has your life become
unmanageable as a result
Call Alcoholics Anonymous.
076 978 7156
- Relationship counselling
for indiv, couples, families
- Trauma debriefing
- Premarital counseling
To book an appointment:
FOR INFO ON SERVICES/
046 622 2580
IT IS NOT AN
GIVE ME A CALL.
HELP... call me.
Life Cover Quotes
Theo van der Walt (BCom)
082 784 7212
SERVICES & SALES
DRAIN JET IT
Now is the time to
Remove all Sand,
Fat, Grime and
Roots from all
your Drain Pipes
with a Specialised
Contact Ben on
081 430 3076
P.O. Box 2482
Port Alfred 6170
Cell: 072 075 0286
Removals & Storage
082 565 8660
Removals & Storage
Tim - 072 202 0138
Gys - 082 410 1905
Kennels and Pets
34 Atherstone Road
Port Alfred, EC
Dr H Brink
Dr L De Bruyn
Dr J Krüger
Dr W Jonck
Mon – Fri:
08:00 – 18:00
Sat and Public
09:00 - 13:00
Sun: 10:00 – 12:00
Tel: 046 624 1092
Fax: 046 624 2640
082 566 3502
Local, National & SADC
call or whatsapp
Digs to Digs Removals
on 081 436 9750 to
book and get your home or
business moved safely.
Grahamstown | East London |
Port Alfred | Port Elizabeth |
Kenton On Sea | Durban |
Johannesburg | Cape Town
87 ALFRED ROAD,
DERIC: 063 664 5150
OFFICE: 071 573 1817
MINOR OR MAJOR
REPAIRS AND ENGINE
SERVICE AND REPAIR
DO YOU NEED HELP?
On Farm Implements,
Tractors, Bakkies and
Electrical: Experience on
Welding: CO 2 and Coded
FRANS: 082 593 2224 /
064 906 1665
082 924 1362
WE HAVE MOVED TO
SHOP 70D SOUTHWELL RD
OPEN SAT AND SUN
9am - 2pm on the R67
(Halfway to Bathurst).
B/Rolls, E/Bacon Rolls,
Kiddies Area, Cookies, etc.
Tel: 083 589 0765
of Decks, Roofs
081 430 3076
Every Sunday, rain or shine.
8.30 - noon @ Just Off Centre
Enquiries: 074 370 0648
Require stock for their
charity shop. We accept
furniture, crockery, cutlery,
kitchen and electrical
linen, curtains, clothes,
toys, books, bric a brac etc.
THE SHOP IS OPEN
EVERY MON, WED
ůĨĞĚTel: 046 624 4107
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
Contact Arlene Du Plessis
at Remax Kowie
Tel: 046 624 1110
BULELWA is looking for
full time domestic work.
Phone: 073 350 4373
CYNTHIA is looking for full
or part-time domestic
work. Good with children.
Phone: 082 642 9879
JOYCE is looking for
employment as a caretaker
of a B&B, Guest House, or
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
Phone: 073 796 7521
MABEL is looking for
caregiver work. 15 years
experience with good
Phone: 073 203 9105
MICHAEL is looking for
work painting, walls,
Phone: 084 778 1806
NANDIPHA is looking for
work as a child-minder /
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
Phone: 083 422 8651
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
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
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.
Accomm. Off / Wtd
B & B IN WALMER,
2 Fully equipped s/c
Holm 041 581 6308 or
083 495 2690
40% off for Seniors B&B
4TH NIGHT FREE.
15 December 2020).
Call: 042 233 8300
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
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
DATED at PORT ALFRED this 12TH day
of NOVEMBER 2020.
Attorneys for the Applicant
Tel: 046 624 2600
TALK OF THE TOWN 19 November 2020 Advertising & Newsdesk: (046) 624-4356 Find us on Facebook 15
SCHOOLS IN REVIEW
Notice is hereby given that the following
tender has been cancelled due to
TENDER 88/2020: TENDER INVITATION
- OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND
MANAGEMENT OF LANDFILL SITES.
PUBLICATION DATE: 08 October
This tender will be re-advertised.
NOTICE NUMBER: 226/2020
12 November 2020 ADV R DUMEZWENI
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY: Bushwillow School Grade R pupil
Micaela Beech learning about the African continent, while she is
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
Dated at PORT ELIZABETH this 6TH day
of NOVEMBER 2020.
104 PARK DRIVE, CENTRAL,
Tel: 041-501 5501/ MAT112679
FLAG ART: Shepherd Mbambu from El Shaddai Christian Academy
very proudly displays his artwork that he made at school
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
Contact Number: 046 622 2348
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
(Ref: D Joubert/sw)
APPLICATON FOR THE
RENEWAL OF LEASE OF
AGRICULTURAL LAND ON
PORTION 0 OF 343 MILL FARM,
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
Further particulars and sketch plan
regarding the abovementioned proposal
may be obtained during office
hours from the DIRECTORATE
ESTATES SECTION, CIVIC CENTRE,
CAUSEWAY, PORT ALFRED or
from S. Boshoff at 046-604 5519,
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
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
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
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
“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
“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
“She also still does brisk walks,” she
Participants were awarded medals after
Hendele extended her appreciation to
“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
Kenton Bowling Club
Kenton Bowling Club has had
good turnouts on the greens these
last two weeks when the weather has
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thanks for all your behind-thescenes
work, Tony and Jim.
Unfortunately Jim did not make it
as his wife had fallen ill that
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
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
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
The hospital support was
terminated with the closure of the
hospital in 1984, after which the
members had to paddle their own
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
It has always been an anomaly
that the outgoing committee draws
up a budget which, if approved at
the AGM, is binding on the
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 –
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
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
Thursday saw another good
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
The 2020 Pick n Pay Night Bowls
Competition at the Kowie Bowling Club
has had to be called off due to Covid-19
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:
1st – Pig & Whistle, 22 points, shot
2nd – Ke n ny ’s Sports Bar, 20 points,
shot profit 9.
3rd – Meridian Spa, 14 points, shot
1st – Ke n ny ’s Quarts, 29 point, shot
2nd – Clem & Co, 22 points, shot
3rd – Trellidor, 19 points, shot profit
“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
“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,”