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SASHOC SAYS...

Train responsibly PAGE 6

New

vehicles

for

health

services

40 emergency service vehicles,

10 patient transport buses and

43 forensic pathology vehicles

will be distributed in province

SIPHOSIHLE DYONASE

Eastern Cape premier Oscar

Mabuyane joined

provincial health MEC

Nomakhosazana Meth to hand

over 93 Emergency Medical

Services (EMS) vehicles at

Mdantsane’s Cecilia Makiwane

Hospital on Friday.

They also launched a new

vaccination site at the hospital.

The 40 emergency service

vehicles, 10 patient transport

buses and 43 forensic pathology

vehicles will be distributed to

various districts in the province.

Meth said that the vehicles

It hasnt been easy,

we have challenges

but we hope to

surmount those

challenges

NEW WHEELS: From left, health department acting superintendent-general Dr Sibongile Zungu, EC premier Oscar Mabuyane

and provincial health MEC Nomakhosazana Meth handed over 93 vehicles at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital Picture: SUPPLIED

will help the department shield

the people of the Eastern Cape

from Covid-19 and allow them

to render “quality, effective

and efficient health care clients

to the people of the Eastern

Cape”.

“Those who will be using the

vehicles, please understand that

this is a facility that belongs to

p u b l i c ,” said Mabuyane, who

urged department

representatives to use their new

tools responsibly.

Cecilia Makiwane is the 9th

Covid-19 vaccination site to be

launched in the Eastern Cape.

Department acting

superintendent-general Dr

Sibongile Zungu said the new

vaccination site will be a great

benefit to the province.

“I’m very excited that we

have managed to open this site

through thick and thin. It hasnt

been easy, we have challenges

but we hope to surmount those

ch a l l e n g e s ,” she said.

“What is even more exciting

is the fact that we we are now

able to pull as many as possible

health workers from the clinics

and other hospitals and as we

proceed. We are going to pull

the primary healthcare

employees to be in the

vaccination programme as fast

as we can before the month of

April.

“By the time we get to May

we should be doing the mop up

process of vaccinating every

other person who has not been

vaccinated. “

Small businesses battered by Covid-19 — survey

TOO TIGHT TO MENTION: SMME's have been hit hard by the

ongoing Covid-19 pandemic Picture: PIXABAY

MATTHEW FIELD

The ongoing Covid-19

pandemic has decimated the

country’s small business sector,

according to the recently

released BeyondCOVID survey

by management consultancy

Redflank.

The BeyondCOVID survey

questioned nearly 4,500

businesses, 56% of which

were classified as micro to

small, and the results were

not good.

According to their findings,

16% of businesses had been

forced to close due to the

pandemic, with 5% saying they

had closed for good.

Meanwhile, 54% said they

were operating at a reduced

c a p a c i t y.

Only 21% of businesses

surveyed reported that they

were continuing as usual.

Compared to their corporate

counterparts, small, medium

and micro enterprises (SMMEs)

were 26 times more likely to

have closed.

The survey estimated that

roughly R1.1 trillion in relief

funding would be needed to

prevent more SMMEs being shut

d ow n .

“In South Africa, the small

business sector is a critical part

of the national economy, with

the government’s National

Development Plan (NDP) 2030

looking to SMME’s as a major

source of employment and

simulator of growth, reducing

unemployment against a

backdrop of a formal sector that

continues shedding jobs,” said

BeyondCOVID chairperson Fay

Mukaddam.

This plan has been seriously

threatened with Covid-19, with

13% of surveyed SMMEs saying

they planned on retrenching

staff in the next six months.

“SMME respondents

indicated that they plan to

retrench an average 13% of

their staff – or 1.2 million people

– in the next six months, against

a 5% figure for corporates,”

Mukaddam said.

“At face value, businesses

appeared to be in a slightly

better position this year, but

closer examination showed that

this applies only to corporates.

The situation is worsening for

S M M E s .”

It’s not just businesses that

are feeling the pinch.

As reported in the Daily

Dispatch on Wednesday

(“Household spending

decimated in 2020 as lockdown

batters SA economy”, March

31), the Reserve Bank revealed

that real final household

consumption had shrunk by

5.4% last year, compared to the

1% increase in 2019.

“With more than 1-million

jobs lost and many workers

having to take pay cuts, demand

s l u m p e d ,” the Dispatch

reported.

Overall, the BeyondCOVID

survey found that the top

performing sectors during the

pandemic have been financial

services, professional services

and real estate, while the sectors

hardest hit have been in

accommodation and food; arts

entertainment and recreation,

and; water and waste

management.


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EL-born DJ

drops great

new single

‘Just Once’ has been making big waves

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SIPHOSIHLE DYONASE

East London-born DJ Justin

Scharneck, better known

by his stage name, Judge,

released his new single

titled Just Once.

The song has been making

big waves on streaming

platforms as well as radio

stations such as Puk FM and

Tuks Radio.

“The song is about love and

relationships, and how we

sometimes fall in love with the

idea of a person or the potential

of the relationship so we stay

with them,” Scharneck said.

He said that the genre for

this single was inspired by

elements of funk, pop and future

house.

The 37-year-old is based in

Johannesburg and holds a

musical background in

drumming from the time he was

growing up in church.

“I am a drummer and played

drums in my praise and worship

t e a m ,” Scharneck said.

“Most important [is] my

passion for house

music because I grew up in a

musical home and music has

always been such a big love for

m e .”

Speaking the GO!, he said

his musical career first took off

FLY FISHING

BRING DOWN THE HOUSE: EL-born Justin Scharneck, better

known as Judge, released a new single inspired by funk, pop

and house music Picture: SUPPLIED

in 2002 when he was first

introduced to house music

while staying in Gqeberha.

In 2006 he became a

member of “Th e

R e p e rc u s s i o n i s t ”, a live house

music act.

“I have always lived a life of

music” said Scharneck, who has

been deejaying professionally

for six years.

Scharneck said his plans for

the future is to create more

music, to perform overseas and

work on his brand as DJ and

recording artist.

“Due to Covid-19,

performing in East London

makes it quite difficult, but once

lockdown restrictions are eased

it would be great to perfom in

my home town,” he said.

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Bigger church services but

no booze, says Ramaphosa

On-site consumption will be allowed

YANGA SOJI

President Cyril Ramaphosa

will allow more people to

attend church services

this Easter weekend — but the

sale of alcohol for off-site

consumption will be limited.

Ramaphosa addressed the

nation on Tuesday night to

announce that the country

would remain on level 1

lockdown, albeit with “a few

adjustments”.

In terms of alcohol, the

president announced that onsite

consumption would be

allowed, but the sale of off-site

consumption was “prohibited

on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and

Monday, just these four days”.

He said the tightened

restrictions on alcohol were

necessitated by “the role of

alcohol in fuelling reckless

b e h av i o u r ”.

Church services will be

allowed, but under strict health

protocols.

“Religious gatherings will be

restricted to 250 people indoors

and 500 outdoors. When the

venue is too small, it must not

exceed 50% of its capacity,”

said Ramaphosa.

The same numbers are

allowed for other gatherings.

As of Monday night, there

were 1,545,979 confirmed

Covid-19 cases and 52,710

Covid-19 related deaths.

Before commencing with his

address, the president

acknowledged that it was

intentionally delayed by 30

minutes to accommodate the

final news broadcast by veteran

Eastern Cape-born SABC

newsreader and producer

Noxolo Grootboom.

The presidency changed the

time of the address following

pleas from South Africans that

the 7pm time slot was dedicated

to the veteran's final isiXhosa

bulletin after nearly four

decades in the industry.

“I wish to pay tribute to Ms

Grootboom as an outstanding

journalist who, throughout her

distinguished career, brought

historic events in our country

and across the world into the

living rooms of our nation. We

wish Ms Grootboom well, and

thank her for her many years of

service. Sifuna ukuthi,

kumakhaya ngamakhaya,

S i ya k u t h a n d a .”

He then jumped into the

business of the coronavirus

pandemic, which has had South

Africa under lockdown for over

a year now.

“While the rate of infections

is stable, we cannot let our

guard down. It has been over a

year since we declared a

national state of disaster. We

have made significant progress

in bringing the pandemic under

control. For a second year in a

row, we will have to limit our

interactions, particularly

towards Easter.”

There has been growing

criticism aimed at Ramaphosa

and the government for a lack

for transparency and clarity on

what has been deemed a slow

rollout of the vaccine

programme. But Ramaphosa,

fresh from dealing with a

chaotic ANC national

executive committee meeting,

hit back with numbers and new

timelines for the rollout.

He said more than 250,000

healthcare workers had been

vaccinated with the single-shot

Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

“Although there have been

delays in securing vaccine

supplies, we are still confident

in achieving our vaccination

CLAMPDOWN: President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the curtailing of alcohol sales over the

Easter weekend Picture: THAPELO MOREBUDI

targets. The demand for

vaccines around the world has

become extremely competitive

but we are doing our best to

secure enough to supply the

people of SA and the African

c o n t i n e n t .”

Ramaphosa said phase 2 of

the rollout was scheduled to

start in mid-May.

“We have secured 11

million doses of the J&J vaccine,

which we know to be effective

against the dominant variants in

our country. We have secured a

further 20 million doses and are

finalising the agreement with

J&J. We are also finalising an

agreement for 20 million doses

of the Pfizer vaccine, which

requires two doses.

Ramaphosa said registration

for vaccinations will start in

April and more than 2,000

vaccination sites have been

identified across the country. -

DispatchLIVE


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Art festival

tackles GBV,

child abuse

Event was supported by young artists in BCM

SIPHOSIHLE DYONASE

Parkside-based

NPO Behired Grooming

Projects, together with

Gompo Arts Centre, organised

the Yinqande Arts Festival at

Gompo Hall on Friday to mark

the closing of Human Rights

Month.

Yinqande, which means “put

a stop to it”, was aimed at

fighting the scourge of genderbased

violence (GBV) and child

abuse in the province.

The event was supported by

a number of young artists in

BCM.

Musicians Andile Lento and

Sivuyile Ntweni gave soulful

performances along with

Mdantsane-based UsiB and the

Iziqhamo Cultural Group from

Eluxolweni township.

“The target market of this

festival is young people, as they

are mostly the perpetrators or

victims of gender-based

violence, and the vision of both

entities is to find a way and a

language that young people will

understand and make sense of

regarding stopping GBV,” said

event organiser Kamvelihle

Kalani.

“This day was for children,

by children. This was set against

Finding a way and

a language that

young people will

understand

the Covid-19 crisis, children

and young people were joined

by stars and leaders to

reimagine a better world for

every child.”

Behired Grooming Projects

communications manager

Sisipho Breakfast said that art

allowed people to express and

tell stories as a society.

“It is how we talk about what

is important to us, how we view

the world and how we make

sense of complicated issues.

“We all know that SA is in a

crisis right now, there is GBV,

unemployment, substance

abuse and poverty,” she said.

Breakfast said that as an

organisation, Behired

Grooming felt the need to

involve the youth of Buffalo City

in the event to give them a

platform for self-expression.

EXPRESS YOURSELF:The Yinqande Art Festival was aimed at tackling issues of GBV and child

abuse Picture: SUPPLIED

Help make a young

dream come true

MATTHEW FIELD

With Slipper Day just over a

month away, the Reach for a

Dream Foundation is urging

BCM residents to get involved

and help them raise funds.

On Slipper Day, which will

take place on May 7, people are

encouraged to wear their

slippers to work in return to a

donation to the organisation.

Alternatively, they may purchase

a R20 sticker from the

foundation's website, Wimpy,

Pick n Pay and Dischem stores

from April 5 onwards.

Each sticker purchased earns

the buyer a free Famous Wimpy

Coffee on Slipper Day.

According to Reach for a

Dream marketing manager

Roxanne Manuel, the pandemic

has hit the organisation hard,

with last year's Slipper Day

having to be cancelled.

“We therefore tried our very

best to raise funds virtually

through online events and

auctions. At the same time we

could no longer go to hospitals

to fulfil the dreams of children

facing life-threatening illnesses,”

Manuel said.

“That meant we had to find

new ways of engaging with

d r e a m e r s .”

As previously reported by

the GO! & Express (“Making

GET COMFORTABLE: The Reach for a Dream Foundation is

encouraging people to take part in their Slipper Day fundraiser

on May 7 Picture: PIXABAY

patients’ dreams a ‘reality’”,

March 4), the foundation is

making use of virtual reality sets

to allow children to experience

their dreams without having to

leave their hospital beds.

Manuel said they are still

looking for donors and content

creators to sponsor their virtual

reality project. So far, seven kits

have been sold to hospitals

around the country.

“Both the children suffering

threatening medical conditions

and their families are placed

under enormous psychological,

financial and emotional stress.

“We try to alleviate that

stress in a small way by realising

one of the children's dreams

which, in the past, could have

included meeting somebody

famous, having an experience

such as a helicopter trip, seeing

the sea or having a bedroom

m a k e ove r,” she said.

“Essentially it's about

inspiring hope and giving them

a reason to keep fighting.”

- For more information, visit

the Reach for a Dream website:

www.reachforadream.or g.za

PEEK-A-BOO

NIGHT LIGHT: The waning gibbous moon peeks out from behind the East London ICC on

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Encouraging responsible play

Sashoc welcomes return of

school sport matches

MATTHEW FIELD

The South African Schools

Hockey Association

(Sashoc) said it welcomed

the return of school sport.

“The hockey fraternity as a

whole is champing at the bit for

some live action on the pitches

around the country. At the same

time, it is important to

emphasise both the physical

and mental activities,” the

organisation said.

Sashoc cited a policy brief

released by the SA Medical

Research Council (SAMRC) in

September which outlined the

benefits of physical activity in

ch i l d r e n .

“Regular physical activity

can help children and

adolescents improve

cardiorespiratory fitness, build

strong bones and muscles,

control weight, reduce

symptoms of anxiety and

d e p r e s s i o n ,” SAMRC said.

❝ Regular physical

activity can help build

strong bones and

muscles, control

weight, reduce

symptoms of anxiety

and depression

However, Sashoc urged

coaches and players to remain

cautious and to follow the

necessary health and safety

guidelines.

“Sashoc accredited coaches

will help guide young players to

ensure their return to the play is

done safely and responsibly,

ensuring they reap all the

benefits associated with regular

exercise and promote their

d e ve l o p m e n t ,” they said.

The organisation

encouraged coaches to conduct

regular health screenings,

ensure players washed their

hands and wore their masks,

enforce necessary physical

distancing and kept accurate

records to allow for infection

tracking if needed.

“While Sashoc is delighted

that young players can return to

training, it is important to

remind sports organisers,

coaches and players to do so

r e s p o n s i b l y.

“SASHOC appreciates the

frustration and uncertainty

around the delay to the return to

play, but appeals for patience

and are hopeful that we will

soon be back enjoying the

beautiful game as players,

administrators, coaches and

s u p p o r t e r s .”

Guidelines for how to

mitigate risks have been

published on the Sashoc

website.

OUT OF HARM’S WAY: Sashoc is urging coaches and players to follow the necessary health and safety protocols Picture: SUPPLIED

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OUT AND ABOUT:

Merrifield grade 10

pupils recently

visited Horseshoe

Valley as part of their

geomorphology and

e n v i ro n m e n t a l

course. The pupils

learned how to

identify landmarks

and vegetation while

also seeing natural

processes first-hand

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LIFE IS A SONG

BEST FRIENDS

F U R RY

FRIENDS:

Lilyfontein preprimary

learners

worked together

to collect food

for Pet Pals,

which they then

handed over last

week P i c t u re :

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HIGH NOTES: Former

Stirling High School pupils

Yondela Makubalo, left, and

Liyabona George were

recently selected as part of

the Stellenbosch University

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Der Merwe, middle. The choir

is considered one of the best

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Clicks Oxford

St celebrates

re - o p e n i n g

Also revamping the store in Hemingways Mall

MATTHEW FIELD

There was a lot of

excitement on Saturday

when Clicks Oxford Street

celebrated its official re-opening

following its revamping.

Clicks Eastern Cape regional

manager Eugene Owen said the

re-opening was just the start of a

series of revamps the company

had planned for its stores in

BCM.

“We ’re not stopping at

Oxford Street. We will soon be

revamping [the Clicks store in]

Hemingways Mall and will be

opening a new store in Qonce,”

he said.

“I think the Border region in

particular has been performing

really well.”

BCM chief whip Councillor

Mawethu Marata was the

special guest at the event and

thanked the store on behalf of

the municipality.

“We are delighted as a city

to be invited to the re-opening

of your store,” Marata said.

“We know Clicks, we know

the economic conditions

globally and we know the

economic conditions nationally.

“Some stores are closed

because of the Covid-19

❝ Some stores are

closed because of the

Covid-19 pandemic

but God has blessed

you that you are

being supported

pandemic but God has blessed

you that you are being

supported and are increasing

your store, which is a good sign

in the economic upliftment of

the Eastern Cape.

“It is something that we

appreciate because without

stores like you, people won’t be

getting jobs.”

Oxford Street store manager

Lizo Mfene said they were

committed to giving back to

their customers.

“Our brand is a well-known

brand and we’ve done a lot for

the community,” he said.

The Clicks team was also

thanked by Oxford Street

pharmacy manager Portia

Luvalo, who congratulated them

on all their hard work.

“We are nothing without you

guys and we are here to

celebrate that,” she said.

BACK IN BUSINESS: From left, BCM chief whip Mawethu Marata, Clicks Oxford Street store

manager Lizo Mfene and pharmacy manager Portia Luvalo cut the ribbon at the official reopening

of the store Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

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The detailed specification documents and all other information are

available on the Unisa website at www.unisa.ac.za/tenders. Service

Providers must familiarise themselves with the requirements of the

project and due dates.

Enquiries: tenders@unisa.ac.za

following projects:

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submitted to tenders@unisa.ac.za ,dates for questions submission

is the 31th March 2021 and answers will be published on the

tender website by 5th of April 2021.

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on the sealed envelope.

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GIVING BACK: BCM executive mayor Xola Pakati, centre, delivered food parcels in Braelyn last

week Picture: SUPPLIED

Mayor delivers tasty food

parcels to needy residents

SIPHOSIHLE DYONASE

BCM executive mayor Xola

Pakati visited Clements Kadalie

Hall in Braelyn on Friday in

order to hand over food parcels

as part of an annual outreach

programme ahead of Easter.

“Today [Friday May 26] we

handed over food parcels to the

elderly in Ward 9 in Braelyn as

part of efforts of fighting poverty

in our city,” Pakati said.

“This is also a show of our

appreciation for the role elderly

people continue to play in not

only taking care of our families

but in maintaining the social

fabric of our city.

“We will continue to

implement a number of

measures that are aimed at

pushing back the frontiers of

poverty in our city.

“We are pleased to be here

today to give out these parcels

and we hope that this will help

out in your homes during this

Easter holiday.

“The community of Ward 9

is pleased to be receiving these

food parcels and will come in

handy during this time,”

said Ward 9 councillor Mendy

We t s e t s e .

Community member

Nozamile Nzwane said that as a

recipient of the food parcels,

they appreciate the food given

to them.

“We will feed our families

and also we won’t sell this food.

We know this is to help us have

something to eat not for resale,”

she said.

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Victory for healthcare workers

Nurses’ contracts extended by three months

SIPHOSIHLE DYONASE

The department of health in

the Eastern Cape on

Monday announced that

the contracts of nurses will be

extended by three months, with

community health workers

getting a 12 month extension.

This comes after EC premier

Oscar Mabuyane, health MEC

Nomakhosazana Meth and

finance MEC Mlungisi Mvoko

met with representatives of the

affected workers in March to

discuss solutions.

“The 8,000 frontline workers

whose contracts were due to

end on March 31 will continue

being in the frontline for another

couple of months,” said health

department spokesperson Sizwe

Ku p e l o .

He said that the decision to

extend their contracts was taken

based on recommendations

from a technical team headed

by provincial health

department acting

s u p e r i n t e n d e n t - g e n e ra l

Dr Sibongile Zungu.

“While the department has

serious budgetary constraints,

the extension of the workers’

contracts was prioritised with

the R400-million needed to pay

their salaries found.

“Ideally we would have

extended their contracts long

ago or advertise the positions if

we did not have financial

❝We would love to

employ all of them

permanently but the

truth of the matter is

that we just don’t

have the budget

ch a l l e n g e s ,” said Kupelo

Meth said the extensions

came at an opportune time

since a third Covid-19 wave is

expected to hit the province.

“This is why it is important

for us to renew their contracts so

that they will continue what

they have been doing and help

us to reduce the spread of the

v i r u s ,” she said.

“We would love to employ

all of them permanently but the

truth of the matter is that we just

don’t have the budget. This is

largely because of medico-legal

claims, which we are working

tirelessly to address.

“This fight is not a

government fight but our fight as

people in general. We have to

continue fighting until all of us

are vaccinated as we are busy

rolling out the vaccine, starting

with our brave healthcare

workers first.”

WE HAVE BEEN HEARD: Healthcare workers protest the termination of their contracts in front

of the Eastern Cape legislature in Bhisho last month. The contracts were renewed after

discussions between the government and workers Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA

PATH TO SPLENDOUR

Public invited to comment on

proposed Equality Bill amendment

SHARE YOUR WORK: Friends of the Ann Bryant Gallery are calling for submissions for their

upcoming exhibition, 'Hidden Treasures of Buffalo City'. The exhibition is open to all artists

residing in or originating from BCM. A maximum of four artworks can be entered per artist at

R15 per entry and all work must be delivered to the Ann Bryan Art Gallery by 4pm on Monday

April 12. All artwork will be displayed online for sale. For more information, visit

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MATTHEW FIELD

The department of justice and

constitutional development

(DJCD) is asking for public

comment on proposed

amendments to the Promotion

of Equality and the Prevention of

Unfair Discrimination Act (Act

No. 4 of 2000), which were

published in Government

Gazette No. 44402 on March

26.

The proposed amendment

bill suggests a number of

changes to the act to broaden its

scope and address problems

which have been identified with

the current iteration.

Clauses 1 to 3 of the bill are

aimed at improving the

protection of complainants from

discrimination by broadening

the definition of “equality” and

“discrimination” in the Act.

Under the amended Act,

“equality” will include “equal

rights and access to resources,

opportunities, benefits and

a dva n t a g e ”.

At the same time, the bill

will make it so that intention is

no longer required for an action

to be considered discrimination.

This, the department said, will

make it easier for complainants

to make out a case.

Two new subsections will be

added to section 6 of the Act

which handles the general

prohibition of unfair

discrimination.

The subsections extend the

scope of the prohibition to “a ny

person who causes, encourages

or requests another person to

discriminate against others”.

Provision will be made for

joint and several liability, which

will ensure that both employers

and employees can be held

liable for discrimination.

The bill also wants to

introduce section 9A, which

prohibits retaliation against a

person who exercised their

remedies legally entitled to

them by the Act

The second half of the bill,

clauses 4 to 9, make it easier for

the department to ensure the

promotion of equality by the

g ove r n m e n t .

These include compelling

state departments on both the

national and provincial level to

release information in their

strategic, corporate and

business plans; ensuring Annual

Reports of Organs of State

contain information on how

they are promoting equality,

and; criminalising the wilful

submission of false information.

The fullgazette can be read

at www.gov.za/documents/

notices.

Citizens have until April 25

to submit a written comment on

the proposed amendments.

- Comments can be emailed

to fbhayat@justice.gov.za or

faxed to 086-754-8493.

- They can also be mailed to:

The Director-General: Justice

and Constitutional

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LUCKY WINNER

Ministers

help tourist

businesses

DREAM COME TRUE: Local resident Jaco Nieuwenhuysen, second right, was overjoyed when he was handed a cheque for

R50,000 at Hemingways Mall on Saturday. Nieuwenhuysen was the winner of a competition held by Ronnies Motors and Mugg &

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Pierre Botha and Ronnies Motors dealer principal Russell Grigg Picture: CAMERON KRETSCHMANN

Traffic cops get body cameras,

drones to curb Easter carnage

SIPHOSIHLE DYONASE

Deputy minister of

tourism Fish Mahlalela

paid a visit to the

Buffalo City last week

with deputy minister of small

business development

Rosemary Nokuzola Capa to

launch the Basic Quality

Verification Pilot Programme

(BQVPP) for homestays.

The aim of the programme

is to improve tourism in

townships and rural areas, to

“put them back on the map”

and make them attractive as

tourist destinations.

The programme also plans

on providing coaching and

mentoring for the professional

running of the homestay

establishments, and is exprected

to run for two years.

Mahlalela encouraged

people to travel and learn about

other cultures and advised them

to embrace their own cultures

first before prioritising

international locations.

“As tourists tour to learn the

South African way of doing

things, the host needs to first

know and understand their own

c u l t u r e ,” he said.

Capa advised small business

owners on the necessary

business documentation needed

to operate their businesses to

qualify for funding, explaining

certain tax issues and how to

identify business opportunities.

“To tour is to experience.

Tourists are seekings to learn our

way of doing things,” she said.

“It is also important to

adhere to the Covid-19

regulations to reduce this virus

as best as we can so the

numbers can decrease and we

are able to attract more tourist in

a Covid-19-free country.”

Homestay owner Zelda

Citwa expressed her gratitude

towards the ministers

for helping them with training

and equipment to improve their

establishments and give quality

service to their guests.

“I saw a gap in terms of

accommodation starting back

with the International Arts

Festival in Makhanda and

opened my home to visitors and

made them feel at home,” she

said

MPUMZI ZUZILE

Traffic officers will be equipped

with body cameras and drones

in a bolstered effort to curb the

number of road fatalities during

the Easter weekend.

Deputy transport minister

Dikeledi Magadzi confirmed

the use of this technology during

the Monday launch of the

country's 2021 Easter road

safety campaign at Bapoba

Mogale tribal authority in the

North West.

“We are now ready to issue

our traffic officers with body

cameras to support them in

evidence gathering and improve

the conviction rate for violations

of traffic laws.

“As the Road Traffic

Management Corporation

(RTMC) rolls out the use of

body cameras within the

fraternity over the next three to

five years, we aim to improve

the levels of service and ensure

that this is executed to serve and

protect our road users,”

Magadzi said.

Magadzi said the cameras

will also act as a deterrent for

corruption, such as the soliciting

or acceptance of bribes from

motorists.

“Every interaction a traffic

law enforcement officer has

with a motorist will be

recorded. Starting this Easter,

there will be nowhere to hide

for those who live beyond their

means and finance their lavish

lifestyles through bribes, at the

expense of law-abiding citizens

on the roads,” she warned.

She said traffic law

enforcement would not be an

enrichment scheme for

unethical, unscrupulous, greedy

and corrupt officers who

undermine efforts to enforce

discipline on the roads and halt

the carnage.

“We also have plans to

strengthen our e-law

enforcement by investing in

drones. These drones will assist

us to proactively identify

hazards on the roads, and to

identify motorists who are

driving recklessly and at

unacceptably high speeds,” she

wa r n e d .

She said officers will then be

deployed strategically to

respond using live intelligence

supplied by drones.

She said consultations are

still ongoing with the justice

crime prevention and security

cluster to ensure that evidence

gathered through the use of

drones was admissible and

would lead to a higher

conviction rate.

Six people were killed in a

vehicle accident just hours

before the launch.

Magadzi said a BMW

travelling towards Welkom and

a Toyota Avanza travelling

towards Theunissen collided,

killing the six. A mother and her

two toddlers and a man

travelling in the Avanza and the

driver of the BMW and a

passenger died on the scene.

Magadzi said: “The four-day

Easter weekend is a period

where we lose no less than 230

lives each year. In 2020, despite

the hard lockdown and travel

restrictions, 38 people lost their

l ive s .

“This is a tragedy that could

have been avoided. We must

work harder to reverse the tide

and preserve human life on our

r o a d s .”

Magadzi said the

government cannot continue

using the same tactics that have

not worked in the past, hoping

to achieve different results.

She said the coronavirus

pandemic has brought about

unprecedented challenges, not

only to the economy, but to the

day-to-day operations in many

sectors, including transport.

“The relentless assault and

threat to human life by the

Covid-19 pandemic requires of

us to sustain our vigilance and

not give in to fatigue in adhering

to health protocols and

embracing the new normal.”

She said that the majority of

fatal crashes occur at night.

“More than 70% of the hit-andruns

happen at night.”

Magadzi encouraged road

users to avoid travelling at night,

not only to observe the curfew

hours but also keep safe from

the hazards that are mostly

prevalent at night.

“From the road crash

information analysed, one in

five fatal crashes are simply

single vehicles overturning. This

is driven by various contributory

factors, which include excessive

speeding, fatigue, drinking and

driving, driving under the

influence of narcotics, as well as

overloading of passengers and

g o o d s ,” she said.

She said the RTMC has

estimated that the country has

lost more than R143bn due to

road accidents in 2020.

The country ended the 2020

festive season road safety

campaign on a positive note

after eight provinces recorded a

decline in road fatalities.

Transport minister Fikile

Mbalula said the 2020 festive

season road statistics from

December 1 to January 11

showed traffic volumes

decreased from 1,556,704 in

2019 to 1,419,782.

Mbalula said more than half

of the fatal crashes occurred on

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The mind is a

powerful thing

In the collective understanding and

wisdom flowing from the

contemplation of people’s actions,

undertakings and milestone

achievements, the concept of “mind

over matter” plays a leading role.

Some branches of the

motivational and medical (usually

alternative health) fraternities

integrate its essence into their

philosophies and counsel its

purported power to their clients.

That the mind has regularly proven

successful in overcoming physical

obstacles, and taking the feats of the

body to extremes and beyond, is

central to those fields.

In the words of Arnold

Schwarzenegger: “The mind is the

limit. As long as the mind can

envision the fact that you can do

something. You can do it, as long as

you really believe 100 percent”.

Henry Ford’s famous observation

on the power of the mind has

relevance: “Whether you think you

can, or think you can’t – either way

yo u ’re right”.

And Andy Murphy contributed:

“You are confined only by the walls

you build yourself”.

The message that these three

quotes convey is profound regarding

the potential that we all have to go

beyond the norm and our own

expectations, when the power of the

mind is harnessed effectively.

Many ill or injured people have

won their health and physical battles

when the conventional treatments

have failed, the success invariably

ascribed to the power of “mind over

matter”.

The most basic and welldocumented

evidence of this power

lies in the “placebo effect”, when the

drug administered for a particular

illness has no healing properties, yet

amazingly, recovery takes place

purely through belief that it will

wo r k .

Evidence of badly injured

(severely broken limbs and even

paralyzed) people defying all odds

and medical prognoses to recover

and perform amazing feats is legion.

Once again, our incomparable

minds have worked their power and

magic.

What seems self-evident in the

basic nature of man, is that we will

always look for ways to harness our

discoveries and significant

Youth stimulus creates

over 300,000 jobs

MATTHEW FIELD

The department of basic education

(DBE) recently announced the

success of the Presidential Youth

Employment Stimulus, which was

first implemented in December

2020.

According to the department, the

programme aimed to use direct

public investment in order to create

employment opportunities and

provide support for workers

negatively impacted by the Covid-19

pandemic.

As a result, over 25,950 school

governing body-funded posts in the

public and government subsidised

independent schools were able to be

s ave d .

In addition, employment

opportunities were created for a total

of 319,091 education and general

education assistants between the

ages of 18 and 35.

These assistants were provided

with training in five key areas,

namely: curriculum, information

THINK

ABOUT IT

Roy Hewett

performance-affecting factors for

application at all levels.

That age-old reality of advancing

years and its offshoot, loss of

physical and mental abilities and

faculties, is one such application.

Mark Twain’s view has relevance:

“Age is an issue of mind over matter.

If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

It is an uplifting and encouraging

experience to witness and interact

with those who have entered their

‘golden years’, yet stay very active

and involved in society and the

world around them.

Their choice to continue

embracing life and the opportunities

to contribute is both admirable and

inspiring, and further evidence of

how and when ‘mind does matter’.

Then, the question does arise for

some, from time to time: How

important is what goes on in the

minds of others to you?

Should their views affect your

beliefs and behaviour?

It is probably true that many of us

have spent much time and energy

pondering that element of human

interaction ... but are the rewards

worth the time and stress?

The words of Bernard M Baruch

arguably provide a healthy

perspective: “Be who you are and

say what you feel, because those

who mind don’t matter, and those

who matter don’t mind”.

Clearly we all have minds, and

therefore the potential to go beyond

what each of us would consider to

be the limits of our abilities and

performances. The trick seems to be

to harness the incredible powers that

lie within, and to believe.

and communications technology

(ICT), child and youth care workers

(CYCW) and Reading Champions.

“The ICT training has a

component where the recipient

undergoes training on how to

support learners with special needs.

Another component is the training

on the SA School and Administration

Management System (SA-SAMS),”

the department said.

“CYCW will assist vulnerable

learners by providing psychosocial

support. Reading Champions

assisted with the promotion of a

reading culture, whereas the general

school assistants provided with

infrastructure training assisted with

conducting infrastructure

conditional assessment as well as

carrying out minor maintenance

wo r k .”

All new appointees underwent

orientation programmes on standard

operating procedures for Covid-19

management as well as training on

the National School Safety

Fra m e wo r k .


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for a good cause

SHINING BRIGHT

WENDY KRETSCHMANN

How much more can a

person give than what

they have given

a l r e a dy ?

For many people, generosity

is boundless – the more they

give, the more they want to give.

Pot O’Curry owner Tubs

Lingham is one of those people

who keeps finding ways to help

others, not only because he’s

been to the depths of despair

and need or because he expects

anything in return, but because

he is innately that type of

person.

Lingham’s most recent

initiative is Fit for Logan which

falls under the auspices of

Logan’s Smile ZA (“Get fit for a

good cause”, GO! & Express,

March 25).

In a recent interview,

Lingham was candid about his

approach to the challenge.

GO & EXPRESS: When did

you start the challenge?

TUBS LINGHAM: Officially

on Wednesday February 17,

2021.

GO!: Besides doing this for

Logan Bartle and to create

awareness about cerebral palsy,

are there any other reasons you

would like to share with our

readers about why you took up

the challenge?

LINGHAM: Yes there are.

After coming out of rehab and

sorting my life out – getting off

the drugs, alcohol and cigarettes

– I decided that I needed to

overcome all addictions. Eating

obsessively was just another

addiction in my life and as a

result I became overweight. All

those addictions were ruining

Pot O’Curry owner finds ways to help others

my health. My sugar levels were

sky high and I was not doing

well. I realized that it was time

to take full control of my life.

GO!: How have you found

your adjusted eating habits and

workouts so far?

LINGHAM: It’s been

difficult. I run my own business

so trying to manage that and

other things including preparing

my diet-related meals late at

night as well as having to attend

gym during working hours

is challenging, but I am starting

to get a nice rhythm going.

GO!: Do you have any

advice for those looking to lose

weight?

LINGHAM: The biggest

decision to make is to start

because once you have started,

you can’t cheat – you need to

take it seriously. It’s like a

smoker who gives up smoking

or an alcoholic who gives up

drinking. You can’t think ‘Oh,

today I’ll just have one smoke or

one drink’. You need to be

100% committed to your diet in

order for it to work. Perhaps

refer to it as a ‘new way of

eating’ rather than a diet. ‘Fa d ’

diets don’t always work. You

need to have a proper, balanced

diet and eat everything you are

supposed to, such as

carbohydrates, proteins, etc. It’s

FIT CAUSE:

Shape Up

Gym owner

Wa n d a

Fourie,

middle, is

flanked on

either side by

Fit for Logan

participants

Brian Neal,

left, and Tubs

Lingham P i c t u re :

SUPPLIED

also about portion control and

eating times.

GO!: Do you have any other

thoughts related to the Fit for

Logan challenge?

LINGHAM: The benefit

I found with the challenge is

that I am no longer dieting for

myself, so cheating is definitely

not an option. I am doing this to

try to change a little boy’s life

and that little boy depends on

my success. So that, in itself,

makes it much harder to just

give up.

- You can contact Lingham

on 072-538-7968 to offer your

private or corporate support to

the challenge or you can visit

Shape Up Gym, Fleet Street. to

sign-up and find out about their

special offers for Fit for Logan

participants. The GO! & Express

is the official and sole print

media partner of this initiative.

SWIM STAR: Stirling High School student Matthew Moss swam

at Level 3 in a gala held at Hillcrest Pool last week in Pretoria

where he received four gold medals, two silver and one

bronze. Moss was previously selected to represent South

Africa at the 2020 World Para Swimming World Series in Sao

Paulo, Brazil in March last year, but the event was cancelled

due to Covid-19 in the week before he was due to fly out

Picture: SUPPLIED

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SPORTS STARS: Clarendon High School

students Riya Kershaw, Hannah James, Jenna

Killian took part in the Eastern Province

Athletics championships held in Gqeberha over

the weekend, competing in 3,000m, 100m and

long jump, and 100m and 200m respectively.

They were joined by Sascha Mortimer, who

competed in 5,000m.Killian, Keshaw and

Mortimer were chosen for the Border team

taking part in the Athletics SA national

championships in Paar later this year.

Clarendon also wishes to congratulate pupils

Kate Meyer and Tori Voke for being selected to

take part in the final swimming trials for the

2021 Tokyo Olympics. The trials will take place

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Clarendon athletes excel PAGE 11

ATHENKOSI TSOTSI

The Stormers are basing their

front-row future on former East

Londoners Leon Lyons and Sazi

Sandi, who have signed contract

extensions with Western

Province Professional Rugby.

Lyons and Sandi attended

the Western Province Rugby

Institute straight after school

before going on to represent the

Junior Springboks in 2018.

They have broken into the

senior squad in the past year,

making their respective DHL

Stormers and DHL Western

Province debuts.

Former Selborne College

pupil Lyons is thrilled to have

committed his future to the

Cape Town franchise, where he

feels settled.

“I’m so excited,” he said.

“The past couple of years have

been really tough, but I see

myself in a nice system here and

growing at Western Province.

“I’ve developed really good

relationships with the coaches

and players and see them as

family. The coaches are giving

youngsters opportunities, which

helps a lot with morale and

builds experience for the

f u t u r e .”

The Stormers will take part in

the much-anticipated Rainbow

Cup along with the Lions, Bulls

and Sharks, competing with the

other PRO-14 sides.

The 22-year-old said they

were deep in preparation and

looking forward to competing.

“The coaches are drilling us

hard; we are on the front foot

and we are starting to play the

rugby we want to play.

“Everything is going to fall

into place soon. In the next two

to three years we are looking at

winning championships, and it

starts off by winning important

m a t ch e s ,” Lyons said.

Stormers head coach John

Dobson said that with talented

young props such as Neethling

Fouché, Lyons and Sandi all

signed on, the front-row factory

was set to continue running

s m o o t h l y.

“All three of these players

have stepped up to become

important cogs in our squad’s

engine room and we are looking

forward to seeing them develop

further over the coming years.

❝ The coaches are

giving youngsters

opportunities, which

helps a lot with

morale and builds

experience

RIDE ON: Entries are open for the Great Kei Trek which will take place from April 30 to May 2 Picture: SUPPLIED

Great Kei Track back

MATTHEW FIELD

Entries are officially open

for the 2021 Investec

Great Kei Trek, a three-day

cycling race that takes

participants on a 180km circuit

around Morgan Bay, Kei Mouth

and the surrounding areas.

The race will take place from

April 30 until May 2.

“Placing our customer

relationships at the centre of

everything we do has become

even more important during

the pandemic,” said Investec

head of corporate and

A STORM IS BREWING: The

Stormers are counting on

former East Londoners Leon

Lyons and Sazi Sandi,

pictured, to help push them

to victory Pictures: GALLO

IMAGES/ ASHLEY VLOTMAN

180km circuit around Morgan Bay and surrounds

institutional banking Lourens

van Rensburg.

“We were looking for a

smaller niche event, which

allowed us the opportunity to

build on these relationships in a

more personal and customised

way. The Investec Great Kei Trek

ticked all of these boxes and

allows us this flexibility in one

of the most beautiful parts of

South Africa.”

Event owner Rob Jackson

said they were excited to bring

“We have some incredible

front-row talent at our disposal

and having Neethling, Leon and

Sazi we expect great things

u p f r o n t ,” he said.

WPPR chair Ebrahim Rasool

said having these three

promising props on the books

was an important indicator of

the depth of the squad that was

being built.

“It is important to constantly

look ahead with a vision for the

future and that is exactly what

these three players represent to

us. They have all shown

incredible promise already and

we look forward to seeing them

develop further and taking our

front row to even greater

h e i g h t s ,” he said.

The Stormers dismantled the

Lions 44-12 win in their final

Preparation Series game at the

Cape Town Stadium on

S a t u r d ay.

Their journey in the northern

hemisphere tournament will

start when they face the Sharks

on April 24. - DispatchLIVE

on Investec as their new title

s p o n s o r.

“Over the past year we have

refined the routes to ensure

riders can really experience the

best of this area.

“We are working hand in

hand with a number of farmers

and land owners in the area and

have partnered with two small

local entrepreneurs who are

from the area and understand

the best undiscovered routes,”

Jackson said.

Participants have three

package deals to choose from.

The Economy Package is selfcatering

and aimed at locals or

riders who wish to make use of

one of the many B&B’s or house

rentals in the area.

The Premium Economy and

First Class packages provide

riders with rooms at either the

Morgan Bay Hotel or the

Mitford Hotel, both on the

beachfront and close to the race

village.

For riders coming in from out

of town, LuxLiner will be

providing transport shuttles to

and from the EL Airport to the

start in Morgan Bay.

“Rides like this are never

possible without the fantastic

co-operation and support of the

local landowners and

businesses in the area and, of

course, all our valued sponsors.

“We look forward to

welcoming everyone in April,”

said Jackson.

- Entries close on April 11.

For more information, visit

www.gr eatkeitr ek.co.za

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