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LEADING FROM THE FRONT: CHDM mayor Wongama Gela leads the Komani clean-up campaign on Monday and is seen

filling refuse bags with Newvale resident Philasande Goya Picture: ANDISA BONANI

Backlash over

cleanup drive

Anger: Pupils taken out of school to pick up faeces-covered litter

ANDISA BONANI

Recently elected ANC ward

11 councillor Andile Gangca

swore at residents when they

confronted the mayors of

Enoch Mgijima and Chris Hani

municipalities about the filth

in Komani, and having to help

in the clean-up campaign,

during a meeting on Monday

at the Indoor Sports Centre.

At the community meeting,

residents were able to put

service delivery-related

questions to Enoch Mgijima

Local Municipality m ayo r

Luleka Gubula and Chris Hani

mayor Wongama Gela.

The residents wanted to

know why pupils and residents

were called to assist in the

campaign, which they said

was only organised after

premier Oscar Mabuyane had

recently instructed them to.

A furious Gangca stood

between the mayors and

residents during the heated

discussion, pushing journalists

aside, and told the residents to

“f*** off” and “vo e t s e k ”, or

instead ask him what they

wanted to know.

South African National

Civic Organisation (Sanco)

Mlungisi cluster member

Fuzeka Hoho asked why

pupils had to pick up rubbish

covered in dried-up sewage,

when there were municipal

staff employed to do the work.

“Our children were taken

out of school during a

pandemic that already limits

their time in class to come

pick up litter covered in faeces

that runs in the streets of

Mlungisi on a daily basis.

“The school governing

bodies have failed the parents

for allowing children to do the

work of municipal employees

who are paid, but are lazy.

“Let the children go back to

s ch o o l . Rubbish has not been

picked up in our areas for a

while and today we are called

to come clean up ourselves.”

Hoho said pothole-ridden

streets, sewage spillages at

every turn, and rubbish that

blocked sewage pipes were

not reported or even

addressed by the portfolio

head for community services,

Zukiswa Ralane, who she said

lived in the same street as her.

“Ralane needs to stop

hiding behind the mayor’s

responses. She must address

us herself because that is what

she is paid for.

“You will see several illegal

dumping areas in Mlungisi

because residents do not know

how else to dispose of the

rubbish after months of it not

being collected. We were

shocked to learn of a

municipal refuse collection

truck that caught fire in

Mlungisi on Saturday evening

because it was not there to

service the area.”

Sanco Mlungisi cluster

convener Mnqophiso Naye

said he lived in a newly

established area in Mlungisi

that did not have water, and

that he had not once seen a

water carting truck there.

“We are struggling with

basic services and yet receive

municipal accounts monthly

for services we do not get.

“We have a leaking sewage

pipe that needs to be fixed

every day, we have reported it

several times and it is fixed,

but the next day it bursts again.

“Philani Clinic had to close

because there was no water,

with people who now having

to travel long distances to

access a health facility.”

Ezitya amaKomani

member Mabhuti Mapeyi

highlighted the neglected

recreational facilities in

Komani that had become

havens for drug users.

Responding to residents,

Gubula said the clean-up

campaign had been planned

before M a b u ya n e ’s visit earlier

this month.

“The campaign was going

to happen before the premier

visited the district because it is

our responsibility to clean our

environment. We admit we’ve

not been diligent and

consistent in doing so, but we

have had several clean-up

campaigns before, with the

latest being the clean-up along

Pelem Road and the Komani

R ive r.

“We are going to clean

other areas of Enoch Mgijima

as well, but we thought to start

with Mlungisi, then Ezibeleni

because they are the dirtiest.”

Resident communist party

member Bandile Ndabambi

said community activist Sean

Russell was doing a better job

in cleaning the town than the

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

CHDM mayor Gela

commended Russell for his

community work.

However, he said a group

of white residents in Top Town

had dumped bags of rubbish at

his home.

“What those residents did

was uncalled for. I understand

their frustration, but I also live

with a child there and what

they did is wrong.

“Instead of complaining, I

cleaned my yard and removed

rubbish bags in the whole

s t r e e t .”

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CHDM threatens

water cuts, says

people owe R1bn

ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

Chris Hani District Municipality is

owed R1bn for water and

sanitation services, from

households alone.

The debt older than 30 days

owed by government departments

as at the end of February was

R74,373,287, with the health

department owing R20m, the

highest of the departments.

Businesses have incurred debt

of R71,896,179.

CHDM mayor Wongama Gela

disclosed the outstanding

accounts in a virtual stakeholder

engagement, when he announced

that CHDM was forging ahead

with water supply disconnections

for government departments and

businesseses to recoup millions in

outstanding debt.

The disconnections come as a

last resort in the municipality’s

revenue enhancement strategy to

meet service delivery and

development obligations.

The Rep reported, (“CHDM

warns on water cuts,” March 5),

that defaulting customers were

asked to pay up.

In response, irate residents

complained on social media

about the municipality’s billing

system, saying the amounts were

thumb-sucked due to faulty

meters or readings were not taken

at all.

Some had issues with their

accounts not being mailed, while

others complained about having

to pay for water that was not

available because of regular water

outages.

In a press statement issued by

the CHDM, the final pretermination

notices/letters of

demand were said to have been

issued to some defaulters in

February to encourage customers

to pay off their debts.

SA LIBRARY WEEK

However, only a few had

come forward to make

a r ra n g e m e n t s .

Customers who were in arrears

and had not received letters of

demand were requested to visit or

contact the revenue offices.

Gela said: “While the district

understands that many sectors of

the economy have been severely

hit by the Covid-19 pandemic,

customers are encouraged to pay

their municipal bill or they could

face possible disconnection.

“The district had to take this

route as the municipality needs

income to meet its obligations.

“Key to this is the delivery of

services to the community.

“The culture of non-payment

for municipal services cripples

service delivery . . . “ Gela said.

He said the disconnections

had been scheduled to start from

March 16 and would affect

businesses and government

departments in the CHDM area.

“Similar steps will be taken

against all defaulters and will

include households.

“However, measures have

been taken to assist vulnerable

groups and the poorest of the

poor, as guided by our indigent

p o l i cy.

“Council recently provided

customers with some form of relief

through its debt incentive scheme,

which afforded customers an

opportunity to pay a percentage of

their outstanding debt with the

corresponding percentage being

written off,” the mayor said.

He encouraged customers

who owed CHDM to come

forward and negotiate

arrangements based on their

ability to pay and for assistance to

access offers for indigent support.

This would also help residents

avoid costs associated with legal

action.

BOOK LOVERS: As the country celebrates South African Library

Week, Ezibeleni Public Library joins in. Marking the important week

on Thursday are, from left, Ezibeleni staff members Liphumile

Stemela, Nomvuyo Nunu and Noxolo Haheza, with pupil Iviwe

Ntsheni, teacher Nomhle Fatyela and other staff members

Nonkululeko Gcilitshane and Thandeka Matshini. Full story on Page

11 Picture: LUVUYO MJEKULA


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Father says

cops let

man flee SA

ABONGILE

S O L U N D WA N A

Three Komani police officers

and a captain could face serious

consequences for allegedly

allowing a man charged with

attempted rape of an eight-yearold

boy to flee the country, after

they were reportedly alerted by

the child’s father r e c e n t l y.

A Pakistani man, who was

allegedly charged with the

attempted rape of the boy, was

released on bail of R1,000.

Four days later, he allegedly

fled the country from OR Tambo

International Airport.

The suspect’s next

appearance was to be April 23,

according to the boy’s father.

However, the father said

when he had reported to the

police that the suspect was

planning to leave the country,

they had allegedly told him they

could not help him.

The upset father then posted

a video on social media, that

went viral, in which he said:

“This is Robert standing in front

of Queenstown police station

[control room] informing the

police about what is happening

and my situation and this is the

service I am getting as a

taxpayer of South Africa.”

The father, who cannot be

named for the child’s protection,

told The Rep the alleged fugitive

had rented a flat at his property.

“He offered my son money

and made sexual suggestions

towards him. My son told my

wife, we reported him to the

police and he was locked up.”

He said the suspect had

been in custody for two days

and was released on R1,000

bail on condition he did not

leave the country, but his

passport was not confiscated.

“On Friday, the Pakistani

community, who said the

suspect was giving them a bad

name, informed me the suspect

was fleeing the country and was

at the Johannesburg airport.”

He then contacted the

i nve s t i g a t i n g officer, who said

he was not available and there

was nothing he could do.

“My wife and I went to the

police station with the Pakistani

community members and I gave

them the case number. They

said there was nothing they

could do and ignored me.

“Was it so difficult for them

to phone the airport, and give

them the man’s passport number

and the case number to prevent

him from leaving the country?

“If they didn’t know how to

handle the matter they could

have taken it to their superiors.

“I am furious this man got

away. The president said genderbased

violence against children

and women was a priority.

“We are taxpayers - the

police are there to serve and

protect us. We cannot accept

poor services. That is why I will

not stop fighting until those

people are fired,” the father said.

Brig Tembinkosi Kinana said

provincial SAPS officials had

seen the video clip and that the

“circumstances surrounding the

alleged incident are currently

being investigated”.

“Our office does not want to

make any speculation on the

matter, as this might put our

investigation in jeopardy.”

Boy,14, allegedly stabbed to

death by teenager in Mlungisi

ZINTLE BOBELO

A mother who last saw her 14-

year-old son in a pool of blood

near Mlungisi Stadium on Friday

afternoon, is mourning his death

after he succumbed to stab

wounds in Frontier Hospital

later that day.

Nomakhaya Jaxa, who lives

in Mlungisi, said according to

her late son Iviwe’s friends, a

group of boys began chasing

them near the stadium after they

had left her home for Nomzamo

that afternoon.

She said the boys had

returned to her home to inform

her what had happened and she

had suggested they take a

different route.

Moments later the friends

returned to share news of the

stabbing.

“When I got to the scene

people had already gathered

and he was bleeding heavily.

His stab wound was bad, but he

was still responsive at the time,”

said Jaxa as she pointed around

the right rib cage area.

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IVIWE JAXA

“The ambulance arrived after

we had been assisted by a traffic

officer who was passing. He

made calls and the ambulance

arrived and took Iviwe and my

b r o t h e r.

“He was still bleeding

profusely. I could not go

because I have an infant. As my

brother was about to leave the

hospital that day, he was called

back and told Iviwe had passed

a w ay.”

The mother of three said the

boy, who was in grade 8 at John

Noah High School, was her

eldest child and she hoped his

death would be accounted for.

“The boy accused of this

crime is also 14. I heard that he

will not be arrested until he

reaches 18. The justice system

must act when it comes to these

young violators.

“The government needs to

establish more institutions for

offenders because they just kill

and walk free in the

communities we live in,” she

said.

Commenting on the

allegation that the incident was

a suspected gang fight,

Nomzamo neighbourhood

watch leader Andile Zondi said

gangsterism was spiralling and

becoming a problem among

youth in many areas.

He said the organisation had

been championing antigangsterism

projects to address

the problem around schools

since 2018. “A group of boys

approached our offices over the

weekend fearing revenge

attacks against them.

“On Sunday, we had to go

door-to-door to address these

groups on the repercussions of

these actions.

“There were groups between

ages 18 and 21 in 2018 who

were involved in this. After we

had intervened the problem

subsided.

“Now new groups have

emerged. The children are as

young as 12 to 15 years. Parents

also need to be responsible and

take action because this does

not only affect those involved,

but the whole community.

“These children are young

and I always tell them they will

either go to prison or the grave.

Imagine a child growing up with

a criminal record?

“These fights are over trivial

matters and they affect their

s t u d i e s ,” said Zondi.

Police spokesperson Capt

Namhla Mdleleni said police

were investigating a case of

m u r d e r.

“The 14-year-old boy was

found with stab wounds near

Mlungisi stadium. No arrests

have been made yet,” she said.

DIVING IN: Pupils and teachers from various schools gather at the Ezibeleni Public Library on Thursday to mark South African

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Residents who recently protested

outside the m a g i s t ra t e ’s court in

Komani have welcomed the decision

to remand in custody a 32-year-old

man accused of murdering his

girlfriend in Enkululekweni.

The Rep reported (Group opposes

bail for murder accused, March 12)

that several gender-based violence

activists picketed outside the court to

support the refusal of bail for the

accused, who allegedly bludgeoned

his pregnant girlfriend with a hammer

in front of his children on February 7.

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The woman reportedly died in

hospital.

When the investigating officer took

to the stand last week to oppose bail,

he said the accused would endanger

and influence his six-year-old child,

who had already made a statement.

The officer also presented a

memorandum issued by residents of

Enkululekweni and the ANC Women’s

League, who called for an end to the

senseless violence against women.

On Monday, the magistrate said

there was no evidence provided

before the court to conclude that the

accused would interfere with the

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witness or evade trial. She said the

court took note of the community’s

request that the accused remain in

custody, as per the i nve s t i g a t i n g

officer’s testimony, but was not

satisfied with the grounds submitted to

oppose his release.

“The court must make an

independent assessment, taking into

account all the evidence that was

placed before the court and by both

parties and then apply the law.”

The magistrate, however, said the

applicant failed to provide an

alternative address, therefore ruling

the application unsuccessful.

The accused was remanded in

custody for further investigation and

will appear in court again on April 26.

Community leader Mnqophiso

Naye said they were pleased with the

decision.

“The Mlungisi Sanco coordinating

team, residents who were picketing

outside court opposing bail and men

who are against this violence will

continue supporting and defending

wo m e n ,” Naye said.

Member of the ANCWL, Nongazi

Magwashu, added that the decision

could not have come at a better time

as it was Human Rights Month.

“We also recently recognised

International Women’s Day. The

magistrate would have failed us if bail

was granted. We were worried he [the

accused] would influence the child if

he came out, but our greatest fear was

that he would run away,” she said.


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R53m to finish bridges, other work

Relief for cut off Bacclesfarm, Qwabi residents, while sports grounds almost ready

ANDISA BONANI

Work on broken bridges at

Bacclesfarm and Qwabi Village

that hindered community

members from accessing

services resumed earlier this

month, with the Enoch Mgijima

Local Municipality (EMLM)

setting aside R53m to complete

previously halted projects due

to lack of funds.

The bridges project, the

construction of the Whittlesea

community hall and the

Lesseyton and McBride sports

grounds were stalled during the

2018/19 financial year when

both the national and provincial

treasury departments withheld

EMLM funds due to the lack of

positive financial management

at the institution.

The funds sourced from the

municipal infrastructure grant

are meant to fast-track the multimillion

rand projects as they

have been delayed for more

than a year.

EMLM mayor Luleka Gubula

and her mayoral committee

visited the project sites when

work resumed, and met with

contractors and community

members who spoke about the

inconvenience caused by the

broken bridges.

Qwabi resident and bus

driver Xolani Makina said he

had to park far away from wh e r e

he lived and cross the bridge on

foot to get home.

“I have to park the bus at

another house for safety

because of the broken bridge,”

he said.

“We are happy the

contractor is on site to continue

with the work they started.

However, the pace is too slow.

We need stricter monitoring by

the project steering committee

and the municipality.”

The area ward councillor,

Ayanda Tiwana, said the

makeshift bypass at the bridge

posed a danger to commuters,

especially when it rained, and

that community members had

been working together to

maintain it.

Speaking to Qwabi

residents, Gubula said she

understood the frustration and

inconvenience the broken

bridges caused and would

ensure that all the projects were

completed as soon as possible.

“Funds have been made

available and we will not waste

any more time.

“We will give all necessary

support to the administration so

that the procurement processes

are done in the quickest

BRIDGING THE GAP: Enoch

Mgijima Local Municipality

mayor Luleka Gubula visits

the Qwabi bridge

construction site recently to

check on progress as the

EMLM is set to spend R53m

to resume previously halted

projects Picture: SUPPLIED

possible time, with adherence

to supply management

p o l i c i e s .”

Gubula said during a cleanup

campaign in Komani this

week, the incomplete work at

the bridges had blocked the

people from accessing services

and that she was happy work

had resumed.

She said of all the projects,

the Lesseyton sports grounds

would be completed soonest as

it was 90% done.

“I cannot give a timeframe of

when we will hand it over to the

community, but we will launch

it very soon if all goes according

to plan.”


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Let us not lose sight

of the nuclear deal

With all the political turmoil

in our country one is left

wondering about those poor

shipwrecks called state

owned enterprises (SOEs).

Under this wreckage I

cannot help but scream for

the salvaging of Eskom

which is vital for the

generating and distribution

of electricity to South African

households.

I do not want to dwell on

the political plague that is

infecting the “lymphatic

nodes” of this entity and

compromising its immune

system.

The managerial aspects

of Eskom are worrying, but I

fear separating them from the

political side will do no one

any justice.

The nuclear deal stands

as a relief from the sporadic

outages and the constant fear

of hammering the SA

economy with another blow.

Nuclear power has

several advantages - for

example it is clean, it can

generate almost 900 to

1000mws.

Our government ought to

equally value the power that

is entailed in the splitting of

the atom. Coal is running out

and oil will soon be a thing

of the past.

Now we have an

opportunity not only to lead

in nuclear power, but also be

the vanguard to nuclear

t e ch n o l o g y.

Nuclear power ought not

to be treated as an auxiliary

to coal and other alternative

sources of power. It must be

part of the mainstream

producers of electricity.

SA is suited for nuclear

plants, being along the coast.

Those politicians must

decide whether they want

the East or the West to build

nuclear reactors.

South Africans need

electricity and nuclear

power is a logical solution.

Remember here we mine

uranium, which is the fuel for

nuclear reactors.

The government must

also deal with the issue of

transformers, especially in

small towns. One suspects

they are old and tired.

We must solve these

energy crises in preparation

for the fourth industrial

revolution (4IR).

Vuyolwethu Mqaba

FACE 2 FACE with /

Pensioners, improve lives

by growing vegetables

Social grants do not go a long

way to satisfy daily needs,

therefore we must explore other

avenues to get extra cash. We

are prone to robberies so we

cannot run spazas, but I suggest

that each one of us cultivates his

or her home garden and

produces vegetables.

There are many benefits to

gardening that could boost our

health and improve our

financial position.

I once learnt that one is more

at peace in a garden than

anywhere else. I experience that

every day from 5am to 6pm!

We are always encouraged

to exercise and gardening is a

good form of exercise. What a

DONNAE WINNAAR, a nursing student at Lilitha College of Nursing

QWhat do you do?

AI am a fourth year nursing student

at Lilitha College of Nursing.

Do you enjoy what you do?

I absolutely enjoy what I do, helping

others has always been a passion of

mine and what better profession to

choose than nursing?

What are you currently reading?

Bassie: My journey of hope, by

Basetsana Khumalo.

What do you love about Komani?

I love Komani because it is a small

town where people of different races,

faces and spaces can come together

and interact with one another and

unite as one.

What are the top five items on your

bucket list?

● Travel to the Phuket Islands

● Own a pair of red bottom shoes

● Travel on a plane

● Purchase a Mercedes Benz

● Own my very own home

What do you always have on you

when you leave the house?

I never leave the house without my

cellphone.

What do you like doing in your spare

time?

I try to spend as much time as I can

with my friends and family.

One thing you must do before you

die?

I have to face my biggest fear which is

bungee jumping.

What is your motto in life?

“Do the best you can, until you know

better, and when you know better, do

b e t t e r.”

feeling it would be if you were

to contribute vegetables towards

a local funeral.

Selling your veggies would

boost the money you buy with.

We all aspire to leave something

for our children when we die,

but most of us do nothing to

make that happen. Aspirations

without action are fruitless.

A Chinese proverb states:

“Give a man a fish and you feed

him for a day, teach him how to

fish and you have fed him for

the rest of his life.” Let us be

honest with ourselves: our kids

are taught “agriculture” at

school but not a single school in

our area has a garden. Let us

teach them agriculture as we

KOMANI WEATHER

Judging by the temperatures predicted, it would

seem that autumn is beginning to creep up on us,

but as anyone who has lived in Queenstown

knows, summer could be back at any time to hit

us with a bang.

The temperatures on Friday are forecast to

vary between 13 and 26°C.

It will be partly cloudy and there will be a

moderate breeze.

know it and they will follow

suit. Rushing to the nearest

liquor store or bar after

receiving our old-age grants,

only compounds our health

problems. Let us stop this.

In his song Khula Tshitshi

La m i , [musician] Mfazomnyama

says: “Wemabhungu nishela

kanjani, nibobhasopha

u t s hwa l a .”

Let us be extra cautious of

alcohol, it is destructive

although enjoyable.

“Turning in our graves” will

be useless if we do not create

the future now for our kids.

Handouts will not help them,

but teachings will.

Alfred Zanemvula Magatya

Saturday will be partly cloudy and there is a

70% chance of thunderstorms later in the day.

The minimum temperature will be 12°C and

the maximum 25°C and there will be a breeze.

On Sunday it will cool down even further

with the temperature ranging between 10°C and

22°C. It will be overcast and there will be

scattered showers with a gentle breeze. - -

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

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Happy birthdays are

wished to former

Queenstonian Roger

Carthew and Colette

Heuer (March 19), Lara

Walker (March 20), Hayley

Lucas (March 21), Natasha

Rossouw, Charmelle

Schoeman, Tamia Jackson,

Eunice Fitz, Jan Marais,

Courtney Aylwin, Graham

van Heerden, Joel Mekile

and Candice van Zyl

(March 22), Ruan Stroebel,

Jaco Janse van Rensburg,

Melissa Prinsloo, Lana

Smith and Jerome Jasson

(March 23), Jacques

Jordaan, Phillip Nel,

Denise Muller, Lizelle

Mostert, Sean Russell,

Dawn Coetzee, Jandre van

der Berg, Tracy Douglas

and Shannon Stone

(March 24), Lynette

Havenga, Bryan Victor,

Pieter Rautenbach, Wayne

Adonis and Angela de

Coning (March 25), Andy

Jerrard, Lourinda Richter,

Kathy Helm and Jaco

Goosen (March 26), Sam

Millar, Lynne Terblanche,

Peet van der Walt, Chante

Adonis and Chantel Brody

(March 27), Graham

Pohlmann, Ntombekaya

Nguna, Dylan Jacobs,

Kayla Bekker, Val Green

and Mapaseka Pelesa

(March 28), Dierdre

Schwartz, Amelia Martin,

Christa Watt, Siya Mzileni

and Hanneke Coetzee

(March 29), Corné van

Heerden, Ed Clark, Malvin

Charasika, Petru Pretorius,

Charlene de Villiers and

Herman Venter (March

30), Lynne de Waal,

Jeanna Bowes, Karen du

Preez, Mischa Mbelani,

Marlene Siloan, Claudia

Soloman, Ronal Taylor and

Olothando Bana (March

31), Renisha Jackson,

Danica Adams, Riana de

Lange, Denise Wagner,

Alroy Kriedemann, Shania

Mulder, Nazi Mjuleni and

Raven Swartz (April 1).

Condolences are extended

to the families and friends

of Bulelani Batyi, Zizipo

Mafalala, Malvern Beukes,

Louis Barnes, Tshamlambo

Siphamandla, Xoliswa

Silandela, Daniel Yelani,

Olwethu Ntlebi, Notobile

Ciko, Milton Kondlo and

Kutala Vumazonke.

YO U RVO I C E

opinions on the street

The Chris Hani District

Municipality plans to cut off

water to businesses and

households that do not pay their

water bills. Rep intern, Zenande

Mpame, took to the streets to

ask people what they think about

the planned cuts.

SIBONISIWE TSHEMESE

FROM EZIBELENI: I do

not think it is a good

thing because some

people cannot afford to

pay for the water. The

municipality should have

a schedule on when they

will put it off and on.

DYLAN ALLCOCK

FROM SANDRINGHAM

Sometimes people need

a wake-up call. The

municipality is supposed

to send accounts to

people, but don’t, wh i ch

results in people paying

what they think and not

what they actually owe.

M O N WA B I S I

MAKHEHLA FROM

EZIBELENI I do not

think it is a solution

because people do not

have money because of

the pandemic. They

could just write off

people’s water accounts

and start afresh.

NIKI MILNE FROM

TOP TOWN I feel that it

is unfair that some

people pay their

accounts, and some

people do not. If you

are using a service then

you should have to pay

for it, otherwise it is

stealing.

AVELA LIWANI FROM

EZIBELENI Th e

municipality needs to

first find out why people

can no longer pay for

water - it could be

because they were

retrenched. They can’t

just cut water off as we

are in a pandemic.


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Coca Cola quenches community thirst

Two boreholes

are handed over

ANDISA BONANI

Coca Cola Beverages SA handed

over two boreholes in the Chris Hani

area to help alleviate the persistent

water shortages and to give back to

the communities that support the

c o m p a ny.

The official hand-over of the

water sources in Engcobo

municipality, in Deberha Village,

Intsika Yethu and Bolotwa Village,

was conducted to coincide with

National Water Week.

In the initiative, dubbed “Coke

Ville”, the beverages company

collaborated with the national

department of water & sanitation

(DWS) and the Chris Hani District

Municipality (CHDM) to help

provide water to people in drought

hotspots, where there is a good

underground source.

Coca Cola Beverages SA

environmental manager and Coke

Ville project manager Ntsako Baloyi

said the boreholes were an off-grid

solar-powered system, to mitigate

potential power disruption.

“This is to ensure uninterrupted

water supply even when there is no

e l e c t r i c i t y.

“We extended the water system to

four local schools in Bolotwa to

expand beneficiation.

“The water comes fresh and ready

for consumption.

“We started the project last year

by conducting a geo-physics desktop

study to check places with the

potential of good underground water,

and an electro-magnetic survey to

confirm what we studied.

“We engaged the communities

involved, and in some places, found

old dysfunctional boreholes, some of

which we fixed,” he said.

Baloyi said most Coca Cola

products required water, and that the

company committed to give back to

the community the same volume of

water it used for its products.

DWS deputy director in wa t e r

and sector support in the Eastern

Cape, Selemeng Morapedi, said they

were happy to work with big

companies such as Coca Cola which,

when approached for assistance,

heeded the call without hesitation.

“We informed the beverages giant

about the drought hotspots in the

province and they quickly came on

board to assist where they could.

“It is the responsibility of the

department to develop bulk water

infrastructure. What was done by

Coca Cola was a great initiative.

“Our main focus is on dams and

canals that transport a body of water

to drier areas.

“When there are partners like

Coca Cola who want to focus on

underground water development and

exploit the potential thereof, we are

d e l i g h t e d ,” said Morapedi.

She said Coca Cola had handpicked

Chris Hani from the drought

hotspots report as one of worst

regions in the province.

Ward 1 councillor Zoleka

Tutwana expressed gratitude for the

water intervention in the area, saying

residents had been drinking dirty

water shared with cattle from a

nearby open water source.

FOR VILLAGES AND SCHOOLS: Ward 1 councillor Zoleka Tutwana and

Selemeng Morapedi of the department of water and sanitation (DWS), centre,

flanked by a community member and a Coca Cola representative, cut the ribbon

to officially launch a borehole at Bolotwa Village, sponsored by Coca Cola

Beverages SA, in collaboration with DWS and the CHDM Picture: SUPPLIED

Russell, firefighters save burning municipal truck

ABONGILE

S O L U N D WA N A

One of the Enoch Mgijima Local

Municipality (EMLM) refuse

collection trucks caught fire in

Mlungisi while the driver was

taking municipal workers back

to their homes on Saturday

e ve n i n g .

The fire in the truck, which

was loaded with refuse, was

noticed by residents in Mlungisi,

who alerted the driver about the

flames, at about 9.30pm.

Russell and Son Funeral

Service director Sean Russell

said: “I was busy in town when

my staff members called me to

say they were at the fire station

FIERY FURNACE: Flames engulf the municipal refuse

collection truck, in Mlungisi on Saturday

and they needed the TLB. I did

not know it was for a truck, I

thought it was for the fire

station.

“The Community Policing

Forum members were

patrolling, they also alerted me.”

Russell said he hurried to

assist with his TLB and found

that the fire fighters could not

put out the fire in the municipal

t r u ck .

He, however, managed to

get the truck open and the

firefighters then extinguished

the fire.

Russell was happy to be of

help, but said he felt his help in

the community was being

misconstrued by people who

thought he was driving an

agenda.

“There is no funny agenda.

This is our little town and we all

help where we can.

“ There is no account or

invoice for it.

“It was just a blessing being

able to help them, and we are

grateful that we could save a

beautiful truck. I hope they can

get it running soon,” he said.

The incident happened d ay s

after EMLM community services

portfolio head Zukiswa Ralane

told The Rep at the start of the

clean-up campaign that the

municipality had nine refuse

trucks, but only two were

o p e ra t i n g .

Ralane said the rest of the

trucks, which were currently in

Gqeberha (formerly Port

Elizabeth) had aged and that

EMLM was not able to pay the

required R3m to get them

repaired.

EMLM spokesperson

Lonwabo Kowa said it was

unknown what may have

caused the fire, but that an

investigation was carried out.

He added that the fire

department had responded in

time and that the fire was

extinguished.

He said the garbage would

be offloaded at the landfill site.

“The municipality is

experiencing a shortage of

refuse collection trucks and it is

for this reason that collection

has not been done every week.

“We also commend any

member of the community or

business that has made their

resources available when

n e e d e d ,” Kowa said.


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1. INTERNAL AUDIT MANAGER

SALARY SCALE: R569 274.00 – R738 942.00

(TASK GRADE 16)

RE-ADVERTISEMENT

NOTICE NO. HRM 03/03/2021

STAFF VACANCY

OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS REQUIREMENTS EXPERIENCE

Strategically manage and control the key performance and result indicators associated

with Internal Audit and Risk Management of the municipality

Provide an independent appraisal of the adequacy and effectiveness of financial

controls

Develop and implement a risk-based audit plan and internal audit program for

each financial year

Provide assurance regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of the organizational

performance management system

Advise the accounting officer and report to the audit committee on the implementation

of the internal audit plan

Liaise with the external auditors and other role players

Manage and monitor the implementation of risk management and mitigation

strategies within the municipality

Assess effectiveness and efficiency of risk management and fraud prevention

process and procedures

Disseminate information and guidance with relation to performance management

of the human capital of the unit

Render management and line function administrative support services to the unit

Keeping abreast of current developments, legislative changes, emerging trends

and latest technologies in the profession

BCom Degree or National Diploma in Internal Audit/Risk Management (NQF 7)

Compliance with the Financial and Supply Chain Management Competency

Areas as required in terms of GNR493 as published in the Government Gazette

No. 29967of June 2007

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Government Audit Professional

(CGAP)

Code B Driver’s license

Computer literacy (MS Office applications)

Proficiency in at least 2 of the official languages of the Eastern Cape (read,

write and speak)

Good management, human relations, interpersonal and communication skills

Analytical skills

High level of responsibility

Ability to give attention to detail

Ability to work under pressure

Willingness to work after normal working hours and during emergencies

Effective organizing and management skills

Ability to communicate at all levels

Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

At least

6 years

Auditing

experience

in Local

Government

environment

BUDGET AND TREASURY

2. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER

SALARY SCALE: R569 274.00 – R738 942.00

(TASK GRADE 16)

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS REQUIREMENTS EXPERIENCE ATTRIBUTES

Manage demand and acquisition management activities/services.

Conduct market research and analysis.

Advice Bid Specification Committee on sources strategy.

Maintain and manage the database of suppliers.

Ensure proper implementation and management of SCM policies and delegations.

Formulate bidding procedures and processes to ensure effective procurement administration.

Attend relevant Bid Committee meetings;

Perform contract and Risk management;

Ensuring that the Section implements the service delivery and budget implementation plans (SD-

BIP) directly relating to the section;

Develop and implement the municipal procurement plan.

Ensure that user directorates are assisted in developing and drafting specification for goods and

services to be procured.

Workshop user directorates on reforms to Supply Chain Management in line with National Treasury

regulations.

Facilitate and Coordinate the bid Committees

Manages the compilation of Services Provider database.

Promotes & implement Black Economic Empowerment Programmes & strategies.

Identify & management the possible procurement risks and develop business plan for procurement.

Compilation of Statutory reports in terms of the MFMA & the Supply Chain Management regulations.

Perform any other duty as may be assigned by competent authority, monitor contracts and report

on supplier’s performance.

Bachelor’s

Degree in

commerce,

Economics,

Financial or

Purchasing

Management.

Valid code

(B) Driver’s

license.

Willingness

to work long

hours.

CPMD will

be an added

advantage.

Membership

of a professional

body in

the SCM field

will be an added

advantage.

A Minimum

of 5 years

of which at

least 2 years

must be

at middle

management

level

and at least

3 years at

any level

in role related

to the

advertised

position;

7 years at

any level

in a role related

to the

position.

Strategic decision-making skills.

Service delivery innovation (client orientation

and customer focus);

Contract management.

Negotiation skills.

Attention to detail.

People management and empowerment.

Change management.

Service excellence.

Problem-solving analysis;

Conflict management skills;

High-level communication (written and

oral) and interpersonal skills;

Respect;

Emotional intelligence;

Integrity;

Excellent leadership and management

skills;

Demonstrable commitment;

Good communication and interpersonal

skills;Effective computer literacy that

includes a good working knowledge of

Microsoft Office products.

3. REVENUE MANAGER

SALARY SCALE: R569 274.00 – R738 942.00

(TASK GRADE 16)

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Plan, coordinate and manage the activities of the Revenue section

Perform revenue related activities to ensure the accurate recording of information regarding revenue management

Develop and ensure the implementation of the credit control policy and that all debtor accounts are promptly

rendered, and outstanding monies collected in good time

Coordinate and control the various internal functions and activities to ensure timely and proper collection of all

income due to council

Ensure that all administrative matters, correspondences and complex enquires are attended to promptly

Compile financial information/reports relating to income collection for Municipal services to management, council

and all relevant authorities

Develop and monitor systems, policies, procedures and processes relating to revenue, credit control and debt collection

to ensure correct working operations and practices

Analyze activities, information in terms of service delivery and needs of customers and other statistics and perform

physical observation and inspections to identify trends and needs for revised services

Perform human resources and administrative activities relation to the Revenue Section

B Degree/National Diploma in Financial Management

with accounting as a major subject

Valid code 8(EB) Driver’s license

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Willingness to work long hours

Good knowledge of the billing system of a

local municipality

Effective computer literacy that includes a

good working knowledge of Microsoft Office

products

A minimum competency certificate will serve

as a strong recommendation

A minimum of

five (5) years

of which 2

years must be

at managerial

level and three

(3) years in a

role related to

the position.


THE REPRESENTATIVE 19 March 2021 Tel: (045) 839-4040 / editorial: mjekulal@therep.co.za / advertising: charodinev@therep.co.za 7

Help for struggling Dordrecht hospital

New MEC

brings patients

food supplies

ZINTLE BOBELO

Newly appointed health MEC

Nomakhosazana Meth made

the first stop of her planned

weekly visits at Dordrecht

Hospital on Saturday when she

delivered food packages to

address the burning food

shortages at the institution.

During engagements with

stakeholders, it was revealed

that suppliers had last delivered

food for patients at the hospital

late last year.

Non-payment of service

providers by the department and

under-quoting by suppliers were

some of the reasons cited. Staff

members had to source food

through donations to manage

the problem.

Meth said she had received a

message from Chris Hani

District Municipality m ayo r

Wongama Gela following his

recent visit to the hospital. In the

message Gela indicated that he

had been approached by Sanco

for food parcels, and

management and hospital staff

were buying food out of their

own pockets.

A shortage of doctors, a high

vacancy rate and an x-ray and a

scanner which had been nonfunctional

for a year were raised

during his discussions with

management and the board.

The members also pleaded

for the extension of contracts of

five healthcare workers which

end on March 31.

Health district director

Sindiswa Tywabi said food was

bought on a six-month basis,

and the department was

negotiating new bids which will

be effective as of April 1 for the

entire district.

She said a demand memo

had been sent to the province to

explore the option of extending

the contracts to three years to

avoid such problems.

Meth said the department

was currently looking at a

R4.4bn deficit for the new

financial year, and it was better

to be transparent and share

information to avoid being

a t t a ck e d .

“R36bn was budgeted for

contingent liabilities and

R3.4bn for medico-legal

j u d g e m e n t s .”

She said the department was

also facing the challenge of

paying 81% of its costs on

employees, leaving a minimal

budget for services.

“The best way to approach

this thing is to be realistic. We

have a responsibility of ensuring

that patients are given food.

They cannot come here and

starve while they also have to

take medication.”

On the issue of healthcare

worker contracts, a statement

issued by health spokesperson

Sizwe Kupelo this week said a

technical team would be

established to provide

recommendations on how to

handle the matter.

“There won’t be a week that

will pass without me setting foot

in facilities. In some cases we

will make unannounced visits

so that we will experience firsthand

the service our people

receive, instead of relying on

prepared reports. These visits

form part of our strategy to

ensure we deliver effective and

efficient services to our clinic

and hospital patients,” she said.

RELIEF: MEC for health Nomakhosazana Meth, right, brought food parcels during her oversight

visit to the Dordrecht Hospital after it was reported that there was no food for patients at the

hospital. With her is Emalahleni Local Municipality mayor Nontombizanele Koni Picture: ZINTLE

BOBELO

4. MANAGER: TOWN PLANNER

SALARY SCALE: R569 274.00 – R738 942.00

(TASK GRADE 16)

CONTINUED...

TECHNICAL SERVICES

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS REQUIREMENTS EXPERIENCE

Initiate and co-ordinate investigations into the development potential of various

land use possibilities in Council owned properties

Continual evaluation of the effect of the Town Planning Scheme to ensure desired

end- effects

Apply town planning and development control measures and procedures

Perform town planning related administrative duties

Direct and indirect supervision and instructions to subordinates

Research and identifying the current need to amend Planning Policies

Drafting of Planning related guidelines, policies and by-laws

Representing the Municipality in local-, district-, provincial- and public meetings

and providing info to ensure participation and inputs in all Forums

Receives and addresses enquiries from the public

Compiles Reports to Council as well as for the Planning Tribunal

Ensures the availability of funds and compile Annual Budget and control the issue

of requisitions

Ensuring that land-use comply with Council Policy and Legislation

Evaluating site development plans, building plans and zoning information

B-Tech/Degree in Town and Regional planning,

Registration as a professional planner with SACPLAN in

accordance with the Planning Profession, 2002 (Act 36 of

2002).

A valid Code (B) driving license.

Knowledge of relevant legislation and local government

processes.

Knowledge of GIS systems will serve as an added advantage.

Good research, implementation and report writing skills

and project management skills/knowledge

A minimum of five (5) years of

which 2 years must be at managerial

level and three (3) years

in a role related to the Town and

Regional Planning.

CLOSING DATE: - 01 APRIL 2021 AT 12H00

The Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality is an equal opportunity employer. People from designated groups are encouraged to apply.

Any person who endeavours to canvass either a Councillor or an Official for this position will immediately be disqualified.

A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae must be submitted with a covering letter and certified copies of qualifications, ID & Driver’s License. Your covering

letter should indicate the post applied for and must be submitted to the Human Resources Department, Private Bag X7111, Queenstown, 5320 or 70 Cathcart

Road, Town Hall Building, Queenstown

OR HAND DELIVERED TO:

57 John Vorster Drive Sterkstroom

OR

Human Resource Department at 39 Smith Street, Molteno, 5500.

OR

Human Resource Department at NO 12A Murray Street, Tarkastad, 5370

Normal fringe benefits will be applicable.

Please note: If no response is received within a month after the closing date of this advert, your application must be regarded as unsuccessful.

Any persons who do not understand the content of this advert are invited to contact Mr. X. Makeleni at the Corporate Services office on 045 - 8072608 or 70 Cathcart Road,

Komani during office hours.

Umntu ongayiqondiyo lengxelo uyacelwa aqhakamshelelane no Mnu X. Makeleni kwi-ofisi ye-Corporate Services kule nombolo 045 - 8072608 kwanombolo 70 Cathcart

Road, Komani ngamaxesha omsebenzi 08:00 ukuya kwicala lentsimbi yesine.

Esi saziso singafumaneka ngolwimi lwesiXhosa kwi-ofisi ka Sosiba we-Dolophu; kwisakhiwo seHolo yeDolophu, kwi- Cathcart Road kuKomani.

N C ZONDANI

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

TOWN HALL

CATHCART ROAD

KOMANI


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Contact Nofisa Makaula on tel: (045) 839-4040 / fax: (045) 839-4059 / e-mail: makaulan@therep.co.za or charodinev@therep.co.za

1070

Cloete Robert Dan Louw-

Robdyn

Father, Son, brother and friend.

Rest In Peace

Esse Quam Videri

Zolani Amos

“Toto” Funani

Born: 03.09.1955

Date Of Death: 17.12.2020

Buried: 30.12.2020 at

Lady Frere, Bhozwana

Village

Phumla Ngoxolo

Mgcina; Thyopho;

Nokwindla.

Ugqatso ulufezile.

1150

Funeral Notices

JEGELS

NELLIE

fondly known

as “Aunt Ziem”,

late of Tyutyutyu,

Machibini, Lady

Frere District

passed away

peacefully on

Thursday the 11th

of March 2021 in

her 97th year.

Sadly missed and

deeply mourned by

his loving children,

grandchildren,

great grandchildren,

extended family

and friends.

The Funeral

Service at home

will take place on

Saturday the 20th

of March 2021 at

9 o’clock,

where-after

the procession

will proceed

to Machibini

Cemetery, Lady

Frere district for

the interment at

11 o’clock.

Friends kindly

accept the

following intimation.

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

CONTACT OUR ADVERTISING

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Deaths

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1070

1150

Funeral Notices

BADIWE

ZONGEZILE

JAMES

Late of 992 Inyibiba

Street, Magxaki,

Mlungisi, Komani

Born: 06.07.1951

Died: 11.03.2021

Funeral: Friday

19.03.2021

Starting home

then to the Murphy

Maart Hall,

Victoria Park,

Komani for a

service at 9am.

The cortege will

proceed to the

Komani Town

Cemetery for the

Interment at 11am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MCIRA

NOJAHOLO

NTSWENTSWE

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

LUFELE

NTOMBEKAYA

Late of 182 Zone,

1 Ezibeleni,

Komani

Born: 22.07.1969

Died: 13.03.2021

Funeral: Saturday

20.03.2021

Starting at home at

8:30 (African Native

Church). Thence to

the Komani Town

Cemetery for the

interment at 10:30

LALA

NGOXOLO

MAMBATHANE

MAMKHUMA

XESIBE

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

1150

Funeral Notices

LEEUW

NONTUTUZELO

CYLVIA

Late of 3 Venfolo

Crescent,

Khayelitsha,

Komani

Born: 15.03.1944

Died: 14.03.2021

Funeral: Saturday

20.03.2021

Starting home at

9am (St. Andrew’s

Anglican Church).

Thence to the

Komani Town

Cemetery for the

Interment at 11am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MAGABA

MAMGQOSI

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

KWALI

SONWABO

HIMRODE

Late of Embiza,

Ngqamakhwe,

Cofimvaba District

Born: 20.06.1954

Died: 10.03.2021

Funeral: Saturday

20.03.2021

Thence to the

Ngqamakhwe

Cemetery,

Cofimvaba for

an early burial at

08:15, followed by

a service at home

at 10am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MNTSHILIBE

BHANQO

LANGA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

1150

Funeral Notices

DABA

NOSISA

PRISCILLA

Late of Mateyise,

Tsembeyi, Lady

Frere District

Born: 20.08.1954

Died: 10.03.2021

Funeral: Saturday

20.03.2021

Starting at home

at 8:30 (The Old

Apostolic Church).

Thence to

the Tsembeyi

Cemetery,

Lady Frere for the

interment at 10am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MAMYIRA

MZONDI

ZIYEKA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

TANDEKI

NTOMBEKHAYA

Late of 8152 Unathi

Mkefa, Ezibeleni,

Komani

Born: 08.10.1969

Died: 10.03.2021

Funeral: Saturday

20.03.2021

Starting at home

at 9am (Abenzi

Belizwi). Thence to

the Komani Town

Cemetery for the

interment at 10am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MAMPINGA

MAWAWA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

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MHLAULI

NOMSA

GETRUDE

Late of Lower

Hukuwa, Whittlesea

District

Born: 15.03.1944

Died: 15.03.2021

Funeral: Saturday

20.03.2021

Starting at home at

9am. The cortege

will proceed to the

Lower Hukuwa

Cemetery,

Whittlesea the

Interment at 11am.

Sadly missed by

her son Lumko

and two daughters

Nomonde and

Bridgette

REST IN

PEACE RADEBE

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

DYOYI

JERRY

Late of Dum-Dum,

Swartwater, Lady

Frere District

Born: 08.02.1934

Died: 10.03.2021

Funeral: Saturday

20.03.2021

Starting at home at

9am (OAC). Thence

to the Swartwater

Cemetery, Lady

Frere district for the

interment at 11am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MGCINA

TYHOPHO

NOKWINDLA

NCANCASHE

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

1150

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NGECE

BEAUTY

ELIZABETH

Late of 212 Hoko

Street, Bede,

Mlungisi, Komani

Born: 05.09.1952

Died: 15.03.2021

Funeral: Saturday

20.03.2021

Thence to the

Komani Town

Cemetery for an

early burial at 8am,

followed by a

service at home

LALA

NGOXOLO

MANDLINGWANE

BHEJULA

QHWESHA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

NOBAZA

NOKUPHUMLA

EUNICE

Late of Bowden,

Qoqodala, Lady

Frere District

Born: 30.09.1952

Died: 07.03.2021

Funeral: Saturday

20.03.2021

The cortege will

proceed to the

Bowden Cemetery,

Qoqodala, for

an early burial at

7:30, followed by a

service at home

at 9am

LALA

NGOXOLO

MAMKWAYI

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

1150

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MDA

NTOBEKO

VICTOR

Late of St Marks,

Cofimvaba District

Born: 06.06.1949

Died: 12.03.2021

Funeral: Saturday

20.03.2021

The cortege will

proceed to the St.

Marks Cemetery,

Cofimvaba, for an

burial at 7am

LALA

NGOXOLO

GABA

CIHOSHE

NOZINGA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

DU PLESSIS

URSULA

LORRAINE

BORN: 1976-03-20

DIED: 2021-03-15

FUNERAL: 2021-03-20

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

No.298 St James Street

New Rest location

Komani at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Komani Town

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

1150

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KWETANA

BONGINCEBA

BORN: 1978-08-16

DIED: 2021-03-10

FUNERAL: 2021-03-22

(Monday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Lubisi

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

NKAMPULE

THEMBEKA

MAGGIE

BORN: 1962-12-01

DIED: 2021-03-05

FUNERAL: 2021-03-20

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Trustini location Rhodana

A/A Cacadu district

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Rhodana

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

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NGESI

MZWEXOLO

BORN: 1946-07-02

DIED: 2021-03-04

FUNERAL: 2021-03-20

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

1087 Dutch street

Coockhouse Location,

Ilinge Township Komani

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Ilinge

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

JAFTA

NTOMBOMLUNGU

GETRUDE

BORN: 1959-01-27

DIED: 2021-03-08

FUNERAL: 2021-03-18

(Thursday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Ngcuka village Cacadu

district at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Ngcuka

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

MASETI

MICHAEL

BORN: 1961-06-25

DIED: 2021-03-08

FUNERAL: 2021-03-20

(Saturday)

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Mmangweni location

Tsembeyi A/A Cacadu

District at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Tsembeyi

TIME: 11:00am

PHUMLA NGOXOLO

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

ROBINSON ROAD 29

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

1150

Funeral Notices

MTHIYANA

NZIMENI

Born: 1956-02-10

Died: 2021-03-08

Funeral: Saturday

2021-03-20

Address:

842 Mqeshi

Location,

Sterkstroom

Venue: Home

@ 09:00

Cemetery:

Sterkstroom

Cemetery @ 10:00

Service conducted by

EYETHU FUNERAL

Contact: 083 242 2533 /

071 078 6184

KWANI

SANDILE

ALFRED

Born: 1945-07-18

Died: 2021-03-05

Funeral: Saturday

2021-03-20

Address:

Ezitandini, Lady

Frere

Venue: Home

@ 08:00

Cemetery:

Home Cemetery

@ 10:30

Service conducted by

EYETHU FUNERAL

Contact: 083 242 2533 /

071 078 6184

RAMNCWANA

PHUMELELE

Born: 15.09.1957

Died: 10.03.2021

Funeral: 21.03.2021

Address: 625 New

ŽĐĂŽŶĂŚĐĂ

Venue: ĂŚĐĂ

ĂĚŝŵ

Time: Ăŵ

Interment: ĂŚĐĂ

ĞŵĞĞ

Rest in Peace

Gatyeni

1150

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NKUNZANA

THEMBELE

PATRIK

Born: 1968-06-04

Died: 2021-03-10

Funeral: Saturday

2021-03-20

Address:

Mtebele Village,

Machibini

Venue: Home

@ 08:00

Cemetery:

Mtebele Cemetery

@ 10:00

Service conducted by

EYETHU FUNERAL

Contact: 083 242 2533 /

071 078 6184

FANI

KHOLISWA

Born: 1956-10-26

Died: 2021-03-07

Funeral: Saturday

2021-03-20

Address:

1923 Saleni Street,

Molteno

Venue: Home

@ 08:00

Cemetery:

Molteno Cemetery

@ 10:00

Service conducted by

EYETHU FUNERAL

Contact: 083 242 2533 /

071 078 6184

MVAKWENTABA

MLANDELI

COLIN

Born: 1950.01.01

Died: 2021.03.09

Funeral: 2021.03.20

Address: 1034 Zone

3, Ezibeleni,

Queenstown, 5319

Venue: At home

Time: 10:00 am

Interment:

Queenstown

Lala Ngoxolo

Lisa Hlathi

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It is with a sense

of sadness that

we announce the

passing of the late

MJIKWA

MAXON

Born: 1952-04-18

Died: 2020-03-12

The funeral service

for the late Mjikwa

Maxon of 561 Pambo

Street Khayelistha will

be held at 561 Pambo

Street Khayelitsha at

08:00 on Saturday

20.03.2021

The cortege will

proceed to Komani

Cemetery.

Rest in Peace

15 Years of dignified service

Cell: 082 832 8140

It is with a sense

of sadness that

we announce the

passing of the late

MAKWETU

MANDISA

Born: 1943-04-25

Died: 2021-03-07

The funeral service

for the late Makwetu

Mandisa of Gwatyu

09:00 on Saturday

20.03.2021

The cortege will

proceed to Hoita

Rest in Peace

15 Years of dignified service

Cell: 082 832 8140

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PERMANENT DEPARTURE APPLICATION FOR

ERECTION OF A CELLULAR TELEPHONE MAST

AND BASE STATION ON ERF 429, EZIBELENI,

QUEENSTOWN

Council received an application for Land Use for the

construction of a telecommunication mast at Erf 429

Ezibeleni, Komani at W.B Rubusana School in terms of

the Land Use Planning Act No. 15 of 1985 and SPLUMA

16/2013

A copy of these applications may be inspected during

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Mgijima Local Municipality at 2C Komani Street, Komani.

Members of the Public are invited to submit written

objections together with valid reasons within 28 days

of publication of this notice to The Municipal Manager,

Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality. Closing date for objections

is 19/04/2021.

Please contact General Manager Mr ZC Nxano, on Tel:

045 807 6400 for queries in connection with this application.

ISAZISO

ISICELO SOKUSEKA NGOKUSISISEKO

KWISICELO SOKUFAKWA KWENKONZO

YONXIBELELWANO NESETYENSI ESIKWI-ERF

429, EZIBELENI, QUEENSTOWN

IBhunga lifumene isicelo soSetyenziso loMhlaba

kulwakhiwo lwepali yonxibelelwano kwiSiza-429

Ezibeleni kwisikolo iW.B Rubusana eKomani

ngokoMthetho wokuCwangciswa kokuSetyenzisw koMhlaba

onguNombolo 15 ka-1985 neSPLUMA 16/2013.

Ikopi yesi sicelo inokuhlolwa ngexesha leeyure eziqhele-

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woMasipala weNgingqi wase-Enoch Mgijima kwisitalato

i-2C Komani, Komani.

Amalungu oluntu ayamenywa ukuba angenise izichaso

ezibhaliweyo kunye nezizathu ezivakalayo kwiintsuku ezingama-28

zokupapashwa kwesisibhengezo kwi-Manejala

kaMasipala, uMasipala wase-Enoch Mgijima. Umhla

wokuvala kwezichaso ngu- 19/04/2021.

Nceda uqhakamshelane noMr. ZC. Nxano kule

nombolo: 045 807 6400 yemibuzo ngokunxulumene nesi

sicelo.

NOTICE

LAND USE DEPARTURE APPLICATION FOR THE

ERECTION OF A CELLULAR TELEPHONE MAST

AND BASE STATION ON ERF 2075,

SOUTHBOURNE, QUEENSTOWN

Council received an application for Land Use for the

construction of a telecommunication mast at Erf 2075

Komani at the 12 Apostles Church in Warner Street,

Southbourne, Komani, in terms of the Land Use Planning

Act No. 15 of 1985 and SPLUMA 16/2013

A copy of these applications may be inspected during

¿-

¿

Mgijima Local Municipality at 2C Komani Street, Komani.

Members of the Public are invited to submit written objections

together with valid reasons within 28 days of publication

of this notice to The Municipal Manager, Enoch

Mgijima Local Municipality. Closing date for objections

is 19/04/2021.

Please contact General Manager Mr ZC Nxano , on Tel:

045 807 6400 for queries in connection with this application.

ISAZISO

UKUSETYENZISWA KOMHLABA ISICELO SOK-

WAMKELWA KWENKONZO YONXIBELELWANO

NOKUSETYENZISWA KWEENKONZO KWI-ERF

2075, SOUTHBOURNE, QUEENSTOWN

IBhunga lifumene isicelo soSetyenziso loMhlaba kulwakhiwo

kulwakhiwo lwepali yokunxibelelana ngomnxeba

e-Erf 2075 Komani kwi-12 Apostles Church

eWarner Street, eSouthbourne, eKomani, ngokoMthetho

wokuCwangciswa kokuSetyenziswa koMhlaba ongu-

Nombolo 15 ka-1985 no-SPLUMA 16/2013.

Ikopi yesi sicelo inokuhlolwa ngexesha leeyure eziqhele-

¿-

¿

woMasipala weNgingqi wase-Enoch Mgijima kwisitalato

i-2C Komani, Komani.

Amalungu oluntu ayamenywa ukuba angenise izichaso

ezibhaliweyo kunye nezizathu ezivakalayo kwiintsuku ezingama-28

zokupapashwa kwesisibhengezo kwi-Manejala

kaMasipala, uMasipala wase-Enoch Mgijima. Umhla

wokuvala kwezichaso ngu- 19/04/2021.

Nceda uqhakamshelane noMr. ZC. Nxano kule nombolo:

045 807 6400 yemibuzo ngokunxulumene nesi sicelo.

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LOST OR DESTROYED TITLE DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of Regulation

68 of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, of the

intention to apply for the issue of a certified copy

of Deed of Transfer Number T73750/2015CTN,

passed by EXECUTRIX IN THE ESTATE LATE

PETRUS JACOBUS VAN DER WALT, NUMBER

2049/2015 in favour of JEANETTE ELIZABETH

VAN DER WALT, Identity Number 511012

0022 08 5, Unmarried, in respect of certain

ERF 2972 QUEENSTOWN, IN THE LUKHANJI

MUNICIPALITY, DIVISION OF QUEENSTOWN,

PROVINCE OF THE EASTERN CAPE, which has

been lost or destroyed.

All interested persons having objection to the

issue of such copy are hereby required to lodge

the same in writing with the Registrar or Deeds

at King William’s Town within two weeks from

the date of publication of this notice.

DATED at PORT ELIZABETH on this the 9th day

of MARCH 2021.

JE VAN DER WALT

APPLICANT

C/O STRAUSS DALY ATTORNEYS

35 PICKERING STREET

NEWTPON PARK

PORT ELIZABETH, 6001

E-mail: Zderidder@straussdaly.co.za

Tel: 041 399 5300

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NOTICE NO. HSLD 01/03/2021

APPLICATION TO LEASE PORTION OF

ERF 6108 SINTU PIKA, MLUNGISI

Notice is hereby given in terms of

Municipal Finance Management Act No.

56 of 2003 and in terms of Municipal

Systems Act No. 32 of 2000 that the

Municipality has received an application to lease

a portion of Erf 6108 situate at the corner of

Dakada and Mzimkhulu Streets, Sintu Pika, Mlungisi.

Further details can be obtained from the office

of the Directorate: Human Settlements & Land

Development situated at No. 2C Komani Street,

Queenstown or Private Bag X 7111, Queenstown

or during office hours at telephone 045 - 807

6417/6400 mailto: dudui@webmail.co.za

Ms D.I. Mfundisi.

Objections if any against the proposal must be

lodged in writing with the Municipal Manager

at Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality, Private Bag

X7111, Queenstown, 5320 or 70 Cathcart Road,

Queenstown not later than 12:00 on Friday 16

April 2021.

N C ZONDANI

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

TOWN HALL

CATHCART ROAD

KOMANI

LOST OR DESTROYED TITLE DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries

Act, 1937, as amended, of the intention

to apply for the issue of a certified copy

of Certificate of Registered Title No.

T83163/2007CTN passed in favour of

LUKHANJI MUNICIPALITY in respect of

certain REMAINDER ERF 5010 MLUNGISI,

ENOCH MGIJIMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY,

DIVISION OF QUEENSTOWN, PROVINCE

EASTERN CAPE, in extent 28,2089 (Twenty

Eight comma two zero eight nine) Hectares

which has been lost or destroyed.

All interested persons having objection to

the issue of such copy are hereby required

to lodge the same in writing with the

Registrar of Deeds at King William’s Town

within two weeks from the date of the

publication of this notice.

Dated at QUEENSTOWN on 19 MARCH 2021.

VAN JAARSVELDS ATTORNEYS

65 Prince Alfred Street

P. O. Box 1577

Queenstown, 5320

email: info@vanjaarsvelds.co.za

Tel: 087 160 0829

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ESTATE

IN THE ESTATE of the

late THOZAMILE

DANIEL MBUTHO

(Identity no.

680921 5822 08 9)

of Mitfort Village,

Ntabethemba, in

the district of Hewu.

(Master’s reference

number: 00953/2019)

Notice is hereby

given in terms of

Section 35 (5) of

the Administration

of Estate Act that

the First and Final

Liquidation and

Distribution Account

will lie for inspection

at the Master of the

High Court, Bisho

and Ntabethemba

Magistrate Court for

21 days and from the

19th March 2021. Any

objecting to the said

account must notify

the Master of the High

Court, Bisho in writing

before the expiry of

the said period.

Mitfort Village,

Ntabethemba C/O Z.E.

Sontshi & Associates,

P.O Box 9206, Suite 1,

No. 14 Prince Alfred

Street, Queenstown

5320, Tel/Fax: 045 838

3460

11030

Estate Notices

In the Estate of the

late Andrew

Stuart Wilson

(Identity number

730314 5056 08 2),

of 22 Strelitiza

Street,

Queenstown, 5319,

Eastern Cape.

who died on

07/12/2020,

Estate number

000927/2021

Creditors and

Debtors in the

above Estate are

hereby called upon

to lodge their claims

with, and pay

their debts to the

undersigned within

thirty (30) days

from Friday 19

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GIVING SUPPORT: Fourth-year students at Lilitha College of

Nursing in Queenstown handed food parcels to Parkvale clinic mental

health care users as part of their community psychiatry project to

raise awareness among residents. This came after the students

discovered patients were without food, which made them default on

taking medication regularly. The students thanked their sponsors for

contributing towards the food parcels Picture: SUPPLIED

Many ways to

attract tenants

in tough market

Low interest rate

means people

buying, not renting

The South African rental market is

suffering and it is reflecting

negative growth for the first time in

over eight years, according to the

PayProp Rental Index annual

review for 2020.

Landlords will need to ensure

that their rental property is as

attractive as possible to attract

qualified tenants in the current

market.

Regional director and CEO of

RE/MAX of Southern Africa,

Adrian Goslett, largely attributes

this decreased

demand within

the rental market

to the record-low

interest rates that

are incentivising

first-time buyers

to enter the

market.

“In many

cases, the

repayments on a

home loan are

lower than the

rent one would

pay on the same

p r o p e r t y.

Landlords will

need to bear this

in mind when they set their rental

a m o u n t ,” he advises.

To work out what a fair rental

amount would be, Goslett

recommends considering what the

landlord is currently paying on

their home loan to get an

indication of what their tenant

could be paying if they choose to

purchase a home of similar value.

“Landlords could also use a

bond repayment calculator, like

the one found on BetterBond’s

website, to find out what the

repayments would be on a home

of similar value.

“If the rent the landlord is

charging amounts to more than the

tenant would pay on a bond for a

similar home, then this will make

the property less attractive to

❝ Right now, supply

outweighs demand.

We are no longer

facing situations

where landlords have

multiple tenants

fighting to have their

application be the

one that gets

accepted.

t e n a n t s ,” he explains. Beyond

setting an attractive rental price,

Goslett suggests that landlords

invest some money into updating

and fixing the home to make it

more appealing to tenants.

“Right now, supply outweighs

demand. We are no longer facing

situations where landlords have

multiple tenants fighting to have

their application be the one that

gets accepted.

“Instead, landlords will need

to make their homes as appealing

as possible to ensure that their

listing is the one that tenants

select over the many other vacant

l i s t i n g s ,” he states.

As a last word of advice,

Goslett recommends that

landlords take the time to ensure

that professional photographs are

taken of their

home so that the

listing stands

out online.

“More so

than ever

before, the

house hunting

process begins

online – so

much so that

our website

statistics for

2020 reveal that

the traffic to our

site has

increased by

30,86% when

compared to

2019.

“Landlords who do not take

the time to ensure that their

property is marketed correctly

online are dramatically

decreasing the true marketing

potential of their homes,” he

concludes.

To give their rental property

the best chance of attracting new

tenants, landlords can hire the

services of a reputable managing

rental agent to list the home,

select the correct tenant, and

manage all the admin going

f o r wa r d .

For more advice or to enlist

the help of a real estate

professional from the largest real

estate brand in Southern Africa,

visit www.r emax.co.za


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Komani youth receive President’s Awards

Certificates will

help recipients

secure jobs,

further

education

ZENANDE MPAME

The certificates received by 84

young people bear the

signatures of Prince Philip, the

Duke of Edinburgh, and

President Cyril Ramaphosa and

are recognised globally by all

universities and employers,

thus increasing the possibility

of employment for the youth.

Schools around Komani

and the surrounding villages

and townships held their own

school-based President’s

Award ceremonies at Maria

Louw High School on Friday,

March 12.

In total 84 youth received

awards — 59 bronze, 24 silver

and one gold.

The recipients came from

various schools including

Siyaphakama Senior

Secondary, Hoërskool

Hangklip, Hexagon High,

Queenstown Girls’ High, John

Noah High, Kwa-Komani

Comprehensive and Maria

Louw High.

WINNERS: Maria Louw High School pupils Makabongwe Mnyameni, left, and Thandokuhle Tyampureceived their

P re s i d e n t ’s Award certificates last Friday for their contribution to the community Picture: ZENANDE MPAME

At the completion of the

silver, bronze and gold levels,

young people are awarded a

certificate that is internationally

recognised, thus increasing their

chances of getting into

university and being employed.

The President’s Awards have

been running for 36 years and

currently have more than

10,000 14- to 24-year-olds

participating in the award,

regardless of their skills,

background, interests, physical

ability and culture.

Young South African pupils

volunteer in different activities

including assisting in villages,

working with the disabled and

the elderly, feeding homeless

people, recycling, doing park

and beach clean-ups and

assisting in their communities.

The President’s Award is a

registered non-profit

organisation with public

benefit organisation status and

is registered with SARS.

The President’s Award

creates opportunities for young

people to determine their

future, develop character and

contribute towards building a

great South Africa.

Andiswa Nkabi, a child and

youth care worker supervisor

for the department of

education at JJ Serfontein

special school, has supervised

the implementation of the

award in Komani and the

surrounding villages and

t ow n s h i p s .

She has also been

committed to creating

opportunities for young people

to participate in extracurricular

classes to improve

their performance

academically.

Palesa Matuludi, a head of

development at The President’s

Award for Youth

Empowerment, says: “I am

extremely touched by the

persistent nature of this group

of young people who

continued to develop

themselves and serve their

communities during the Covid-

19 pandemic.

“They did not let the

restrictions of lockdown

discourage them in completing

their President’s Award.”

Celebrating SA libraries

with big week of reading

ZENANDE MPAME

Enoch Mgijima Library Services

celebrated South African Library

Week this week by encouraging

children to read.

The week was launched

virtually on March 15 and will

run until March 21 with the

theme “Libraries Matter”.

South African Library Week

was officially celebrated for the

first time in 2002.

Enoch Mgijima Library

Services will visit schools and

host classes visiting the library

to give children a full library

experience, while encouraging

them to read.

According to a statement

from Enoch Mgijima Library

Services, libraries matter

because they play an important

role in lifelong learning, they

promote reading in children

and adults, they support

academic success by providing

access to information and

databases that can be used

when completing assignments

and research and they provide

communal spaces for cultural,

social, political and economic

engagements in communities

where these spaces do not exist.

Libraries also promote

access to the internet as well as

public computer access.

Enoch Mgijima Library

Services chief director Helen

Sparg said there were 11EMLM

l i b ra r i e s : Queenstown, Ashley

Wyngaardt (Parkvale,

(undergoing renovation),

Whittlesea, Sterkstroom,

Barrington Mndi (Ezibeleni),

Mlungisi, Molteno, Tentergate,

Hofmeyr, Mceula and

Ta r k a s t a d .

The statement said the

pandemic had disrupted

libraries because they had to be

closed. “Many people started

seeing the importance of

libraries and the role they play

in communities when they did

not have access to them.

“Many libraries had to

operate in different ways in

order to remain relevant in their

communitiesThey started

having kerbside pickups, online

storytelling, online

programming and remote

access to information.”

The Eastern Cape Provincial

Library Services will promote a

new service of e-books and

anyone who wants to utilise this

can visit a library in their

community and register, the

statement continued.

They also said overdue

books could be returned

without paying a penalty fee.

EMPOWERING YOUTH

SMILES ALL AROUND: Lesseyton-based mining company Raumix Aggregates donated

stationery to a local high school recently. “If we can improve education, we can uplift the

c o m m u n i t y, ” said Danie Nel, the manager. Nel works with community members Sivuyile Gaga

and Thembakazi Sampo who tell him when there are other shortcomings in the community, be it

at the schools or clinic. Their biggest project was five years ago when they built a crèche in the

community. “Raumix is a company that is part of the community thus creating jobs for many

unemployed individuals and helping them uplift their families at home,” Nel said P i c t u re :

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Department lends helping hand to struggling kids

GIVING BACK: Nomkhitha Zokufa, left, from the agriculture, land reform and rural

development department, hands over school supplies to a pupil and his mother at Siyakhula

primary school in Indwe last week, as part of the department’s back-to-school programme. With

them are SGB member Thembisa Matoni, second from right, and deputy principal Vusumzi

Mazwi Picture: ZENANDE MPAME

ZENANDE MPAME

The department of agriculture,

land reform and rural

development kick-started its

back-to-school programme in a

number of schools around

Komani last week.

The schools included

Hackney Primary in Whittlesea,

Siyakhula Primary in Indwe,

New Horizon Primary in Cala

and Eluthuthu Public School in

Sterkstroom. The initiative was

to give school supplies to pupils

who needed them the most.

The goods included s ch o o l

shoes, socks, shirts, masks,

backpacks, stationery and

sanitary towels.

Nomkhitha Zokufa, manager

of the department’s sub-unit on

women, children, people living

with disabilities and older

persons, selected a number of

schools they could help with

back-to-school supplies.

Siyakhula has many

disadvantaged children who

needed the assistance of the

department, so the teachers

selected 20 deserving pupils.

Deputy principal Vusumzi

Mazwi welcomed Zokufa and

her team and expressed

gratitude at the intervention.

They said they appreciated

the department’s prompt

response to their request.

Zokufa focused on ch i l d r e n

aged eight to 14 and the

department was there to

motivate and encourage the

pupils to finish school and

empower them to study so that

they could have brighter futures.

She said: “Do not focus on

your background as you will be

the one to change it.”

To keep pupils entertained,

there was a question-andanswer

session with prizes such

as masks, stationery, socks,

shirts and hats.

The department’s initiative

was set for 2020 but because of

Covid-19 it could only start

when pupils returned to school,

and will end in April.

Wo m e n ’s Day, Mother’s Day

and GBV events will be the

department’s next areas of

interest.


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HUGE BOOST

IN FULL GEAR: The Uthando Holy Kings FC soccer team recently received R150,000 from the National Lotteries Commission.

Chair Thando Marubelele, who was grateful for the boost, said R130,000 went towards sports equipment for the team and the

rest was to help purchase Covid-19 PPE. ‘Not having enough sporting equipment was becoming a challenge because the players

were starting to feel demotivated. We sometimes had to borrow items from other teams but we are happy now that we have our

own.’ Picture: ZINTLE BOBELO

Rugby moves to

phase 2 of return

to train and play

DBE decision

on school

action still due

MAXWELL LEVINE

With the announcement by

President Cyril Ramaphosa on

February 28 that the country

had moved to lockdown level 1,

SA rugby also announced that

club rugby, from Under-19 level

upwards, would be permitted to

move to contact training (phase

two of the integrated return to

train and play) from March 15.

This was provided all players

had undertaken non-contact

training for at least four weeks.

Due to this announcement

and with the infection rate on a

downward curve, a

recommendation was made by

the SA Rugby working group,

consisting of members of SA

Rugby, provincial unions and

the SA Rugby executive

committee, who subsequently

approved that amateur rugby,

above U18 level, would be

permitted to move to phase two.

This means contact training

can start, provided teams

completed their phase two noncontact

training four weeks ago.

WAITING GAME: Schools like Hangklip are hoping to be back on the field of play by the end of

May Picture: SOURCED

Every club player must have

completed the four weeks noncontact

training.

However, schools and junior

club teams (U18 and below) are

not permitted to move to phase

two of the training strategy, and

no amateur matches are

allowed to take place, including

club rugby.

“The final decision regarding

whether a club can start noncontact

training or continue

with contact training will rest

with the relevant union and/or

the chairperson or compliance

officer of the specific club,” said

Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby.

“Schools rugby falls under the

auspices of the department of

basic education [DBE] and will

remain on non-contact training

until such a time as the DBE

permits these teams to progress

in their preparations.

“These restrictions include

all club sides from U8 to U18

l e ve l .

“We are expecting a

decision by the DBE on the next

steps for schools in due course

and are working closely with

relevant stakeholders to ensure

swift progress in this

r e g a r d ,”Roux said. The return to

play for amateur rugby, which is

phase three, will be considered

next month.

Schools and clubs are

hopeful that by the end of May

or early June, some sort of rugby

will be played.

First team rugby is of utmost

importance for school rugby

players, because it is the

pinnacle of any school rugby

p l aye r ’s career.

It also opens the door to be

scouted by unions, with the

hope of signing a junior

c o n t ra c t .

Lack of facilities,

support frustrates

Whittlesea athletes

LUVUYO MJEKULA

Sportspeople in and around

Whittlesea are passionate about

sport but let down by lack of

proper facilities and support

from authorities.

A number of football clubs

in the area play in the Safa Chris

Hani local football association

and both players and managers

want to grow sport in

Whittlesea.

“The management of [Alaska

FC] is trying so hard to attract

the youth to join sporting

activities since the crime and

unemployment rate in the area

is sky high,” says Thembinkosi

Mapuko, the manager of Alaska

FC in Zola Location,

Ekuphumleni.

However, the absence of

support from the powers that be

frustrates players and club

managers.

One major disappointment

is the authorities’ failure to

repair the Sada Stadium utilised

by soccer and netball players,

but it is currently in a very bad

state.

“The pitch is full of wild

plants and we have tried to use

spades to clean it up but it is so

difficult to develop it to the

standard we would like it to be,”

Mapuko explains. He adds that

the thorns and plants injure

p l aye r s .

Mapuko says he and other

club managers have tried for

years to get the local

municipality to provide a grader

to clear the field to provide

better training conditions for

soccer and netball players.

The local councillor simply

passed the buck. Both verbal

and written requests to the

erstwhile municipal manager in

the Whittlesea office fell on deaf

ears. “Their response was

almost the same, that the grader

was having a problem or it was

busy somewhere else,” Mapuko

claims.

Madoda Habana, the

manager of Dongwe-based

Mubs FC shares Mapuko’s

sentiments. He says the local

public works department’s

response to his letter was simply

that there was only one grader

and it was being used in

Komani. “We have no fields in

Dongwe – I currently train on a

s ch o o l sports field and it is not

r i g h t ,” Habana states.

He says his programmes

with the department of sport,

recreation, arts and culture

suffer because there are no

facilities at all.

“We are struggling.”

The managers urge the

Enoch Mgijima Local

Municipality (EMLM) to support

sport development in the area,

starting with repairing Sada

Stadium and maintaining

pitches at least twice every year.

“What we are doing for the

love of football is very important

because parents appreciate the

responsibility we take for their

children to be out there with

something positive in their

l i f e s t y l e ,” Mapuko stresses.

He says getting young

people involved in sport is

e ve r yo n e ’s responsibility.

Anyone willing to help can

contact Mapuko on 073-464

3251.

EMLM spokesperson

Lonwabo Kowa said: “Th e r e

have been many persons and

individual sport teams that have

approched councillors in the

Whittlesea area regarding issues

affecting the development of

sport.

To this end a sport

committee was developed and

has acted as a voice

representing sport teams and all

individuals who approached the

councillor are referred to the

committee.

“Enoch Mgijima

Municipality in the Whittlesea

area currently has one grader

servicing all wards in the area

focusing on road maintenance.

“Focus is mainly on basic

service delivery and sports fields

are dealt with after requests

have been made by the sports

c o m m i t t e e .”

BAD STATE: Sada Stadium in Whittlesea is in such a poor state

it makes it nearly impossible for athletes to train or play on the

pitch Picture: SUPPLIED

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