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Worry for old-age homes

Funding cuts can see jobs lost, residents in crisis

FITTING TRIBUTE

NTSIKELELO QOYO

There is widespread

anxiety as cash-strapped

non-profit organisations

that care for elderly people in

Komani may get their funding

cut by the government.

Care to the frail seems to be

on the line as government

makes cuts across the board to

accommodate its Covid-19

response.

This is according to the

department of social

development (DSD) MEC’s

spokesperson, Lufefe Mkutu,

who told the Daily Dispatch on

Wednesday that: “Limited

funding and budget constraints

compelled and necessitated

equitable allocation of minimal

funds to all organisations,

leading to only 20 beneficiaries

for funding in each communitybased

[organisation] for older

people in the Eastern Cape.”

Mkutu spoke after members

of the Imbumba Association for

the Aged, an alliance of

organisations providing elderly

care, staged a sit-in at the

department headquarters at

Bhisho in response to the cuts.

The decision will see

funding reduced to only R4,000

per organisation and yet those

affected seemed to have been

completely blindsided.

Members of Imbumba said

they had been told that the DSD

would now only subsidise R200

per person for 20 people in

every organisation, regardless of

the number of patients in their

care – a decision only

communicated last week when

they went to sign agreement

forms, according to the Daily

Dispatch report.

In Komani, Huis John Vorster

chairperson, Brandon Kruger,

said they were not aware of

such a decision as they had

signed a new agreement just last

month.

Madeira Old-Age Home

chairperson Lucy Lyons said

they had signed their agreement

two weeks ago and were only

told no increases would be

made this financial year.

Kruger said the situation was

already “extremely difficult”

with currect funding

insufficient.

“Financially it is extremely

difficult to care for all our

residents. We have 77 residents

that receive a subsidy and 13

caregivers that depend on the

subsidy for their salary,” he said.

He said the home was

already struggling to pay salaries

and further cuts would mean

people would be out on the

street.

“To date, we have not

received a subsidy for April and

May and this has put us in a

position of not being able to pay

salaries and food accounts.

“If we do not receive the

subsidy, we cannot pay our

caregivers. Caregivers are paid

from the subsidy.

“It is simply impossible to

accommodate, feed and care for

our elderly, disabled and frail

residents without the DSD

subsidy. Non-payment or a

reduction will lead to the elderly

not being able to be cared for by

N P O s ,” Kruger added.

Last week, The Rep reported

that (Washing Machines sorely

needed for Home, May 28),

volunteer group, friends of John

Vorster were raising funds to

buy new washing machines for

the home.

“The equipment used to

wash and dry close to 90

residents’ clothes and linen is

extremely old and most are not

functioning at present. We have

decided to upgrade the laundry

so it can meet the needs,” said

Esmari Kernekamp, a member

of the volunteer group.

“We have been very lucky to

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have local community members

and businesses contribute

generously to the cause. We

used to have big events like

dances and dinners, but due to

Covid-19 our fundraising efforts

had to go a different route.

“We have started with small

projects like raffles and

Facebook advertising to collect

as much as we can.

“Some community members

have donated used domestic

equipment, but unfortunately

it’s only a short-term solution.

“We have received a few

donations from a local business

and some individuals and also

received some donations via the

raffle for which an anonymous

donor supplied a sheep and a

p i g ,” she added.

Lyons said a cut could mean

job losses and not being able to

care for the home’s resident.

“This year we were informed

that funding would not increase

but remain the same. As it

stands we are heavily reliant on

the community to continue

o p e ra t i n g ,” said Lyons.

“We are not expecting any

cuts this year but if the subsidy is

cut next year we will be in dire

s t ra i t s ,” added Lyon.

The Rep sent questions to

Mkutu on whether the cuts

applied to all old age homes

and if the decision had been

communicated to all affected. A

response had not been received

by the time of going to print.

Anathi’s death raises fears

in Whittlesea community

ZINTLE BOBELO

The death of 29-year-old Anathi

Bomseni, whose decomposed body was

found in an abandoned mud house in

Ndlambe village, has raised concern in

the Whittlesea community after several

mysterious cases apparently targeting

people with mental disabilities.

Anathi’s father, Mzwandile Bomseni,

said a vigorous search was conducted

after his daughter had left home two or

more weeks ago to visit a clinic in the

area, but failed to return.

“We thought she had gone to our

r e l a t ive s ’ house but it turned out she had

n o t .”

Bomseni said he only found out

about her death when ward 25

councillor Lulama Sokuphe Rasimosi

arrived at his house with his son to

inform him about an unidentifiable body

found in a dilapidated building in one of

the villages last week.

“My son went to identify the body

and he said although it was

unrecognisable, there were features that

resembled my daughter’s.

“My brother and I went to view the

b o dy.

“The condition was bad, but I could

tell from her hairstyle that it was her.

“This is tragic and so surreal.

“Her mother is having a hard time

❝ It seemed as if the

body was placed

there. Her throat was

slit.

Lulama Sokuphe Rasimosi

WARD 25 COUNCILLOR

processing what has happened. We are

still trying to come to terms with it.

“We hope that investigating officers

will follow leads and get to the bottom of

what truly happened. We want answers.

“We were told the case is still being

i nve s t i g a t e d .”

Bomseni said his daughter was being

treated for a mental condition.

“When she did not take her

medication she became unwell, but

there were no problems when she did.

“She was a friendly person who

enjoyed having conversations with

others. We are heartbroken by what has

h a p p e n e d .”

Councillor Rasimosi said when she

had arrived at the scene, Bomseni’sb o dy

was lying on the dirt floor.

“It seemed as if the body was placed

there. Her throat was slit.

“We went to report the matter to her

father and visited the police station the

same night.”

Bomseni had apparently left home

wearing white shorts and a white top,

but was found wearing different clothes

that her family had not seen before.

“She was found by a neighbour in

ward 21 who noticed a swarm of flies

coming from the abandoned building,”

said Rasimosi.

She said there was an alarmingly

high incidence of mentally challenged

people from the area being assaulted,

killed, of having gone missing.

“It is enough. I am deeply pained that

someone would die like this.

“As a councillor I plead with the

community to stop these violent crimes

because it is already painful for families

who have to constantly look after their

loved ones.

“It is more painful when they are

murdered. Those responsible for these

heinous crimes should stop.

“Two mentally challenged young

men are missing in the area.

“Last year in July, an elderly woman

was found in a river, raped and killed.

“This has become a trend and is a

matter of concern.”

Police spokesperson Capt Namhla

Mdleleni said an inquest was opened

and police were investigating the matter,

but that no arrest had been made.

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Siganga retires after 40 years

Chris Hani district police commissioner lauded as a mentor and mother who leaves proud legacy

REP REPORTER

The Chris Hani district last

week bade farewell to its

district police

commissioner, Maj Gen Funeka

Siganga, who has served the

SAPS for more than 40 years.

Her resounding send-off

included an operational march

down Cathcart Road in Komani

followed by a medal parade

where Siganga handed out

medals to members who have

given 10 to 30 years of loyal

service.

Both senior managers and

peers shared their heartfelt

accolades for their leader and

m e n t o r.

Many described her as a

“mother” and wished her a

well-deserved retirement.

One of the members who

worked during Siganga’s tenure,

Col Mike Glober, expressing his

appreciation to his former

commander, said: “You have

moulded me in so many ways

and because of your guidance, I

am proud to say you have made

such an impact in my life, both

personally and professionally.

“You have left a legacy for

others, you have served the

people of South Africa, you

were part of the change, you

END OF THE ROAD: Chris

Hani district police

commissioner, Maj Gen

Funeka Siganga, retires from

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have conquered it all and we

wish you a healthy and a happy

r e t i r e m e n t .”

Among those who attended

was Chris Hani district CPF

chairperson Mava Sirhalarhala,

who thanked Siganga for her

constant support.

Provincial commissioner, Lt

FAREWELL DRILL: The Komani CBD was brought to a standstill last Friday as police and traffic officers were led by the Eastern Cape

police band in a drill to celebrate the retirement ceremony of major general Funeka Siganga Picture: SUPPLIED

Gen Liziwe Ntshinga said: “I am

here, not as a provincial

commissioner, but as a family

member. We have come a long

way and it has been such a

privilege to grow in front of you.

“You have always

maintained discipline and this is

surely evident in the members

who served under you in this

district. Although you are

leaving us at a critical time, you

have served your province and

your country well and now I say

to you, go well Mantsundu and

a very happy retirement.”

In her farewell speech,

Siganga took the attendees

down memory lane. “My

journey in the SAPS has not

been easy - it was never meant

to be - but it was worth it. When

I answered my calling by joining

the SAPS in June 1980, I did not

know I would make it this far.

“I am consumed with so

many emotions right now, but

one thing is for sure - I am

grateful to have come across

people such as you. You have

made this journey meaningful to

me.

“Today I leave you with this

message, and that is to believe

in yourselves and not be afraid

to fly and go solo,” she said.

Foreign shop owners cry out

LUVUYO MJEKULA

Some Pakistani nationals who live and own shops

in Komani say they constantly fear for their lives

and have called on the police to protect them. In a

letter to Komani police and CPF chairperson Mihle

Gogela, the Pakistan SA Association in the “Border

zone” requested a meeting with the commissioner

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e in Komani.

The association’s general

secretary, Mian Mudassar Naseer,

who delivered a copy of the letter to

The Rep offices, said they felt let

down by members of the SAPS.

Naseer said burglary and theft

incidents were reported to the

police and criminal cases opened,

but the rate of crime continued to

increase.

He said even when arrests were

made, they received no information

from the police.

“The foreign nationals living in

Queenstown request a meeting with

your office to address matters

concerning the escalating number

of break-ins in our business

premises/ shops and theft of our

g o o d s ,” the letter states. “We are

also of the opinion that only

businesses of foreign nationals are

being targeted by these

perpetrators. “Every day there is an

incident of theft at a foreign

national’s shop in Queenstown.

“We have reported break-ins

and theft of goods to your

honorable office at the Queenstown

police station and cases have been

opened.

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“We have not received any

responses on progress in these

c a s e s .”

A record detailing break-ins and

threats was attached to the letter. “In

some incidents, perpetrators were

apprehended but we were not

informed if any of these were still in

custody, on bail or released.

“We live in constant fear, not

only with theft-related matters but

ultimately, our own lives too.”

As law-abiding foreign nationals

who operate their businesses

according to the country’s laws, the

group says they deserve protection.

“We have tried within our

means to render our services in

honesty, transparency and a

peaceful manner. “We contribute

economically to Queenstown by

providing job opportunities to some

unemployed people and donate

towards projects involved in poverty

alleviation.

“We ask for the SAPS to protect

us and our businesses as we strive to

ensure a better South Africa for all.”

Komani police spokesperson,

Capt Namhla Mdleleni had not

replied to questions by the time of

going to print.

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Staff told to selfisolate

after strike

ZINTLE BOBELO

Massmart employees affiliated to

the South African Commercial,

Catering and Allied Workers

Union (Saccawu) who took part

in the three-day national strike

last week were instructed not to

return to work and to self-isolate

after management raised Covid-

19 concerns.

Union organiser Fuzeka Hoho

said the unrest followed changes

to employment conditions and

retrenchments, among other

issues, by Massmart, which ow n s

Game, Makro, Builder’s

Warehouse and Jumbo.

“These unilateral changes are

not communicated to employees

who were told to sign new

c o n t ra c t s ,” she said.

Saccawu provincial chair

Solomzi Mnyamana said: “Th e r e

are workers who have worked for

more than 20 years but due to

these changes, their salaries have

been reduced.

“How can they give exorbitant

salaries to CEOs while workers on

the ground are given peanuts?”

He said a memorandum with

a list of demands was handed

over on Friday including “the

reversal of all forms of

unilateralism, commitment to

social dialogue and respect for

the union and the restoration of

terms and conditions of

employment that existed prior to

the restructuring”.

The workers demanded a

response within seven days,

failing which, the union would be

forced to engage in mass action.

One of the workers, Masithini

Sompondo, said: “We are left in

the dark. People who were

employed as supervisors are

turned to general workers with no

explanation. These are some of

the things we have to endure as

Massmart employees.

“We want to be consulted and

for the company to undergo

proper channels of

c o m m u n i c a t i o n .”

Game stores shop steward,

Luyanda Dlongodlongo, said

workers were forced to sign

contracts or face retrenchments.

“People here have

responsibilities and have made

plans for them, and then to suffer

retrenchments. Steps and

necessary procedures and

engagements with the union

should have been taken to avoid

this from happening.”

The workers were given letters

by Massmart management which

indicated a breach of Covid-19

protocols during the strike action.

“The global economy is facing

an unprecedented threat from the

Covid-19 pandemic and as a

country we are on the brink of a

third wave.

“The health and safety of our

customers, associates and

communities remain our priority.

“We confirm that during the

Saccawu strike you participated

in protest marches in breach of

Covid-19 health safety protocols.

“You failed or neglected to

wear a mask and to observe the

necessary social distancing

p r o t o c o l s .”

The letter instructed the staff to

self-isolate for seven days, which

would be treated as annual leave

or unpaid leave, depending on

whether they had available l e ave .

The workers were due to

return to work on Monday, only if

they did not have any Covid-19

symptoms.


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R4m Wodehouse/Bells upgrade done

Opening

welcomed

ZINTLE BOBELO

The R4m revamp of

Wodehouse and Bells

roads was officially

opened this week.

Chris Hani District

Municipality mayor Wongama

Gela said the opening followed

the approval by council to

implement innovative projects

in the district to improve

services and enhance economic

d e ve l o p m e n t .

The upgrading of

Wodehouse Street and Bells

Road, one of many proposed

projects in the Enoch Mgijima

Local Municipality (EMLM), saw

the stretch converted from an

asphalt surface to a paved brick

road.

Gela said the new surface

would be cheaper to maintain.

He said the R4m budget

went towards machinery,

equipment and providing a

stipend to 27 expanded public

works programme workers who

were employed for the project

and who would r e c e ive

certificates for the skills they had

acquired.

“Enoch Mgijima Local

Municipality has various

projects currently implemented

to revamp the economic hub of

the district,” Gela said.

“The N6 has some works

lined up which includes the

replacement of damaged traffic

lights, installation of solar street

lights, fencing and cleaning of

public gardens, and the last

phase involves the installation of

two digital screens in strategic

areas to facilitate sharing of

information.

“A lot of work has been

undertaken to resuscitate and

beautify the Hexagon to remain

the pride of Komani.

“The projects include the

district municipality purchasing

additional TLBs, jetting

machines, ICT infrastructure,

repair and maintenance of water

schemes, small, medium and

micro enterprise support

programmes and youth

development programmes,

among others.”

Gela said he was pleased

that the Bells Road upgrade had

been completed in the allocated

time.

“Investing in public property

also requires that there should

be a commitment towards

maintaining all of them.

“We hope EMLM will ensure

this project will be maintained.

“All of these projects are

implemented for the benefit of

the community and various

stakeholders.

“We call on the public to

jealously guard and protect

these properties against

destruction and to report [any

acts of vandalism].

“Destruction to public

property and existing

infrastructure is a setback that is

a n t i - d e ve l o p m e n t a l .”

On behalf of the business

fraternity, Border-Kei Chamber

of Business administrator Adre

Bartis welcomed the upgrade.

“Our vehicles do not have to

go through the pothole-ridden

road that was there previously.

“We also appreciate that this

is a low-maintenance road that

created jobs and enhanced the

skills of youth in the area. I hope

Enoch Mgijima will roll it out to

as many roads as possible.

“We enjoy seeing

ROAD COMPLETE: The Chris Hani District Municipality (CHDM) officially opened and handed

over the paved Wodehouse Street and Bells Road to Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality (EMLM).

Present during the ribbon-cutting ceremony were, from left, Border-Kei Chamber of Business

administrator Adre Bartis, CHDM engineering portfolio head Tumeka Bikwana, EMLM

community services portfolio head Zukiswa Ralane, CHDM mayor Wongama Gela, integrated

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Mphemba Picture: ZINTLE BOBELO

partnerships within

municipalities and hope this

will be a sustainable long-term

partnership. We look forward to

seeing it going up to Victoria

Park and hope this is in the plans

and is a seed that has been

p l a n t e d ,” she said.

EMLM community services

portfolio head Zukiswa Ralane,

who spoke on behalf of mayor

Luleka Gubula, acknowledged

the upgrading and continued

support by the district

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

Public urged to avoid Covid-19 super spreader events

ZINTLE BOBELO

As the nation continues with the

Covid-19 vaccination roll out,

8,472 citizens in the Chris Hani

District have been vaccinated.

This was according to health

district chief director Sindiswa

Tywabi on Wednesday.

Tywabi, who received her

Pfizer jab alongside senior

citizens at Hewu Hospital

recently, said scientists had

recommended a 42-day interval

between the first and second

dose of the Pfizer vaccine a few

days after the phase 2

nationwide vaccination

programme commenced on

May 17.

“People have been sent

messages that the second dose

of Pfizer vaccines will now be

given after 42 days, instead of

21. People will receive an sms

notifying them of their due date

for the Pfizer vaccine

a p p o i n t m e n t .”

Tywabi said no one would

be vaccinated for their second

dose if they returned before that

period.

Talking of the glitches on the

non-availability of vaccines at

sites with reported cases at

Frontier Hospital, she said: “Th e

plan was to include Johnson

and Johnson, which is still

undergoing quality checks.

“That was rectified

immediately by reallocating

available vaccines equitably

across the province. The

national department of health

has been sending vaccines

weekly since then.”

Tywabi said vehicles were

sent out and ward-based

primary healthcare outreach

teams dispatched to perform

integrated health programmes

including vaccine registration,

track-and-trace and visits to

households for other health

p r o g ra m m e s .

Five vehicles were

distributed from time to time,

two for Enoch Mgijima Local

Municipality, one for Intsika

Yethu, one in Ngcobo and one

in Sakhisizwe.

She added that the Pfizer

vaccine would, as of Monday,

be available at All Saints

Hospital, Cradock, Frontier and

Hewu hospitals.

Tywabi urged the public to

adhere to the Covid -19

regulations and to avoid large

gatherings and said a number of

people at Inxuba Yethemba

Municipality were infected after

several contracted the virus at

two super-spreader events.

“We had 89 cases at Inxuba

Yethemba after a wedding and a

Mother’s Day dinner.

“We were able to interrupt

further transmission of infection.

It was monitored and contained.

We quickly closed in.

“Everyone was isolated, we

checked all the index cases,

their close contacts, tested

everyone and were able to

break the chain of infection.

“People must avoid superspreader

events at all costs and

stick to pharmaceutical

i n t e r ve n t i o n .”

Chris Hani District

Municipality mayor Wongama

Gela, who was addressing

stakeholders at the official

opening of the recently

completed paved Wodehouse

Street and Bells Road upgrade

said: “The active cases are on

the rise, even our district is on

that alert level because

infections are slowly increasing.

“The government is

committed to ensuring many

people are vaccinated,

particularly those 60 and

above, so that some level of

immunity can be reached by

those citizens.”

A leaf in the history of a South African town on the N6

REP REPORTER

The Komani district committee

of the Independent Order of the

True Templars (IOTT-SA)

recently commemorated May

22, a historic day in the life of

the IOTT-SA.According to

Komani resident, Newman

Sigenu, the Eastern Grand

Temple elected its first Grand

True Templar, Bro Reverend LN

Mzimba of the Presbyterian

Church in an IOTT session held

in Komani on May 22 1891.

He was succeeded by Bro

Robert Jovuza Balfour

(Ngconde), who was a lay

preacher of the Methodist

C h u rch .

District committee

chairperson Wanda Cedric

Kwanini, treasurer Feziwe

Nqolo and secretary Nombeko

Cynthia Ntabeni decided that

the “historic May 22” be

commemorated, Sigenu said.

Five elderly Templars were

awarded certificates of

distinguished and long service

in the order. The occasion was

hosted at the Ralame home in

Sixaba Street, in Mlungisi, and

bread and hot soup were served.

One of the songs sung on the

day was Vukani Mawethu

N i n o n ke , composed by Komani

legend T Saleni.

Sigenu explains that the

IOTT, a non-denominational

Christian organisation that is

against the consumption of

alcohol and drugs due to the

negative effects on society, wa s

established in 1875 in Cape

Tow n .

The organisation consisted of

the Eastern Grand True Temple,

Midland Grand True Temple

and Western Grand True

Temple, and apparently on a

racial basis, namely the Xhosa/

African Eastern, Midland

(Afrikaans/Coloured and

Western (White/English)

sections.

Sigenu said the Eastern

Grand Temple elected its first

Grand True Templar, Bro

Reverend LN Mzimba of the

Presbyterian Church in an IOTT

session held in Komani on May

22 1891.

He was succeeded by Bro

Robert Jovuza Balfour

(Ngconde), who was a lay

preacher of the Methodist

C h u rch .

History was again made at

Dimbaza near Qonce (King

Wi l l i a m ’s Town) in 2019, where

sister Sarah Vulelwa Mkupa was

elected the first woman afforded

the opportunity to lead the

organisation (IOTT-Southern

Africa) in the Eastern Grand

Te m p l e .

The month of May is

celebrated to honour women

and it was thus fitting to

recognise Mkupa for being the

first woman to be GTT of the

historic Grand House, he said.

Sigenu said wo m e n ,

especially in Old Testament

times, were accorded a position

inferior to men.

“In the New Testament,

however, Mary, the mother to

Jesus Christ, got elevated, as it

happened with the Roman

Catholic Church, which is

regarded as a mother church in

Christian circles.

“This was to say women play

a very critical role in the

COMMEMORATION: Elderly Templars of the Queenstown district committee of the

Independent Order of the True Templars were honoured at an event in Mlungisi, Komani

re c e n t l y Picture: SUPPLIED

development of children –

regarded as nurturers, from the

period of conception until

m a t u r i t y.

“The Order of True Templars

realised this aspect right from its

establishment when one

responsibility was called the

Band of Hope [Juvenile].

“It was only later, in 1975 –

1979 that focus had been given

to the so-called youth, probably

realising the dynamism of the

yo u t h .”

Sigenu argues that the

“Eastern Cape of Nongqawuse”

and today’s land question are

issues that call for sobriety of a

higher order: body, mind and

soul.

“If only man will be salvaged

from self-destruction, which

today can be seen in genderbased

violence and the general

corruption highlighted as a

national dilemma in the

c o u n t r y.”


THE REPRESENTATIVE 4 June 2021 Tel: (045) 839-4040 / editorial: mjekulal@therep.co.za / advertising: charodinev@therep.co.za 5

EMLM has R987m for the

2021/22 financial year

UNVEILING CEREMONY: From left, deputy state security minister Zizi Kodwa with Saints of

God and Church of Christ bishop Asikhalingaye Solomon Phehlo and Enoch Mgijima mayor

Luleka Gubula at the Hexagon during the unveiling of the memorial stone of prophet Enoch

Mgijima and the more than 200 church members who died in the Bulhoek Massacre in 1921

Picture: ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

Kodwa unveils

memorial stone

Fallen Bulhoek heroes now forever remembered

ABONGILE

S O L U N D WA N A

Deputy state security

minister Zizi Kodwa led

the unveiling of the

memorial stone of prophet

Enoch Mgijima and more than

200 church members who died

in the Bulhoek Massacre in

1921, at the Chris Hani hexagon

in Komani on Friday.

At the event, known as the

Freedom of the Municipality, the

Enoch Mgijima Local

Municipality (EMLM)

posthumously recognised the

Bulhoek Massacre members

who were killed at Ntabelanga.

They were honoured along

with their leader, Enoch

Mgijima, who died in 1928.

This was also the last event

held in May to c o m m e m o ra t e

100 years since the massacre

occurred.

The day began with a parade

by Church of God and Saints of

Christ members from the town

hall, proceeding to the main

ceremony at the Chris Hani

Hexagon, where a memorial

stone was unveiled.

Kodwa said: “We are here to

rewrite history as part of the

programme and at the same

time to celebrate.

“The South African history

book was written by the

oppressor who termed the

Bulhoek Massacre an incident.

“A situation where more

than 200 dispossessed people

died while they were

demanding their land cannot be

‘an incident’. This is why it is

called a massacre - it was

p l a n n e d ,” Kodwa said.

He said commemoration

events such as this should

liberate both the former

oppressed and the oppressors.

“Oppressors can become

worried that they are not

protected when the oppressed

are freed,” Kodwa said.

“To celebrate and

commemorate what happened

in 1921 is important as a means

to bring back the land to the

hands of the people.”

He added that the

significance of holding a

commemoration for those who

had died was that their works

could never be e ra s e d .

“Another reason for the

memorial is for people to know

that when the ANC took a

decision in 1994 that we would

build a new nation, it was

important for us to know where

we came from.

“It is important for the

younger generation to know that

the freedom did not fall from

heaven like manna, many

people died. We are happy that

we unveiled the memorial stone

and that freedom of the town

has been given to the fallen

h e r o e s ,” Kodwa said.

To EMLM mayor, Lukeka

Gubula, he said more meaning

should be given to the

commemoration by allocating

land to the Saints of God and

Church of Christ.

Church evangelist Mavuso

Dokoda said the conferring of

the freedom of the municipality

symbolised the recognition of

the contribution made by the

leader of the church, Enoch

Mgijima, and his followers

towards the emancipation of

black people in SA.

“As a church it makes us feel

confident and proud of the

a ck n ow l e d g e m e n t .

“It means we should stick to

the values and norms and not let

down the political leadership

that has conferred this honour

on the church.”

ABONGILE

S O L U N D WA N A

Enoch Mgijima Local

Municipality (EMLM) will have

a total budget of R987m for the

2021/22 financial year.

This comprises a R878.7m

operating budget and a

R108.4m capital budget, an

increase of R115.3m compared

with the 2020/21 adjustment

budget. The adopted budget

was tabled at a special council

meeting on Monday.

EMLM mayor Luleka Gubula

said the operational revenue

was anticipated to reach

R878.7m.

The final budget for 2021/22

balances expenditure with

revenue and available cash

balances as required by the

Municipal Finance

Management Act (MFMA).

The mayor said the

municipality anticipated

moving towards its goal of

maintaining an operating cash

reserve of 30 days in 2022/23.

“The capital budget is

funded from a blend of

conditional grants and

internally-generated funds.”

Capital expenditure for

2021/22 is estimated at

R108.4m for a variety of capital

projects, showing an increase of

R35.5m. “The capital budget is

funded mainly from government

grants – Municipal Infrastructure

Grant (MIG) R54.3m,

department of transport

R35.0m, Small Town

Revitalisation Grant of R17.0m

from the office of the premier

and own funds of R7.2m for

small capital purchases and

f l e e t .” The capital budget for

2020/21 was R72.3m.

Meanwhile, the operating

revenue and provision for bad

debt has been increased from

the present R76.3m to R81.3m.

“It was necessary to increase

the bad debt provision, in line

with the current depressed

economic environment.”

The equitable share

allocation from the national

treasury for the 2021/22

financial year as contained in

the Division of Revenue Act is

R196, 899,000 - an increase

from the current R191, 323,000.

“This increase of just R5.6m

in the equitable share meant the

municipality must do more to

generate its own revenue to

supplement the grant and

s u b s i d i e s .”

Electricity service charges

have been increased by 14.59

as per Nersa price hikes.

In the operating expenditure,

employee-related costs are

increased by 2.25% in

accordance with the guidelines

in the MFMA budget circulars.

“No new vacancies are

included in this budget. We are

doing an employee audit . . . to

see if we truly have the

employees or ghosts. We have a

bloated staff . . . “

Electricity bulk purchases

are anticipated to increase by

16.0%. Electricity bulk

purchases will increase to

R284.1 m. Electricity losses,

which now stand at 49.2% are

anticipated to decrease in the

2021/22 financial year with the

implementation of the

electricity smart meters.

“An amount of R3.2m has

been allocated in the operating

budget for normal street

maintenance and repairs. This is

in addition to the R21.2m

allocated in the capital budget

through grant funding.

“An amount of R2.4m has

also been allocated in the

operating budget for the roads

unit for the purchase of small

equipment and machinery for

road patching.”

R750 000 is included in the

capital budget for computer

desk tops and laptops; R1m for

refuse skips that will be rented

out to businesses; and R200,000

for grass cutters.


6 Tel: (045) 839-4040 / editorial: mjekulal@therep.co.za / advertising: charodinev@therep.co.za 4 June 2021 THE R E P R ES E N TAT I V E

KOMANI WEATHER

The chilly weather will continue

over the weekend, with Friday

starting off at -1°C and the

maximum going up to only

16°C. It will be partly cloudy

and there will be a gentle

breeze.

On Saturday the minimum

will remain at -1°C, but it will

be a lovely sunny day with just a

slight movement of air. The

maximum temperature is 17°C.

No minus temperature to

start Sunday. Instead it will be

1°C more with the maximum at

19°C. - w w w. a c c u w e a t h e r. c o . z a

Save yourselves for the

future, young girls

A whisky manufactured in 2021

and consumed in 2021 is no

whisky, but it will still be

whispering to be a whisky.

Confusing but true, if you would

bear with me.

Nowadays our senior

secondary schools are infected

with moms instead of girls, due

to unplanned pregnancies. Most

of these girls find it difficult to

concentrate during class as they

are thinking or worrying about

their babies back home. Babies

know the time for breastfeeding

and that is communicated to

their mothers somehow. I feel

for these folks as no one can

deny them an education.

Please, my beautiful young

girls, save your bodies for the

future when you have succeeded

in life. Do not be fooled by rich

people who will use their money

to destroy you.

You have a wonderful world

waiting for you out there.

Alfred Zanemvula Magatya

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Both churches, taverns need to act responsibly

The article by Phumelele Hlathi

in The Rep of May 21 gave me

mixed feelings when he decried

the abrupt stopping of school

sport due to an escalation in

Covid 19 infections.

In the article, Hlathi feels the

real culprits, “churches and

drinking establishments”, have

been left untouched.

The fact that he juxtaposed

churches with ‘drinking

establishments’ left a bitter taste

in my mouth.

He sees these Siamese twins

“... as a possible contributing

factor to the spike in the

infection rate.”

Both twins are accused of

going back to their

establishments in numbers “...

with few or no health

p r o t o c o l s .”

Hlathi confesses to “... have

visited drinking establishments a

few times in the last few weeks.”

I thought he would go

further to state how many times

he visited churches, but did not.

This made me wonder about the

basis of his comparison.

I am not a spokesperson of

the churches, but churches are

expected to observe and respect

all health protocols and

guidelines issued.

Where I am, attendance

registers with people's contact

details and their temperatures

are kept.

All wear masks, observe

social distancing, sanitise at

entry and at certain intervals

during the service.

Whoever speaks, sings or

preaches does so with their

masks on. No one has the right

to take off the mask within the

church. Times for services are

strictly observed.

Having sobered up after the

bitter taste, I decided to be

objective. I found some truth in

what Hlathi penned.

I have attended funerals

where church choir members

sing with their masks under their

chins and sing with gusto, and

nobody reprimands them.

If churches continue with

such an attitude, they should not

cry foul when likened to

t ave r n s .

Some priests and members

of the public take their masks off

when preaching and paying

tribute to the deceased, which is

wrong.

If we continue doing that,

we dare not blame the likes of

Hlathi when they see churches

as belonging to the same

WhatsApp group as taverns.

Let us all act responsibly to

preserve lives.

Sabelo Bantwini Jayiya

FACE 2 FACE with

/ Lonwabo Dinge, deputy director at the Eastern Cape department of health

QWhat do you do and what

do you enjoy most about

it?

AI am in the employ of the

Eastern Cape department of

health, working as the deputy

director responsible for the

Chris Hani District health

planning and reporting. The fun

thing about the job is that one

gets to have in-depth

understanding of the harsh

realities faced by communities

and, at the same time, provides

the space to influence decisions

that could better the lives of

those in need.

Q: How do you think we have

handled the Covid-19 crisis as a

c o u n t ry ?

A: So far so good – plans to

mitigate the rage of the

pandemic have been developed

and are being implemented

swiftly by government. Scientific

guidance is always sought and

followed. Political and

traditional leadership has been

brought on board and is visible,

leading from the front. I do not

think we should worry as long

as communities adhere to and

heed what government or

leadership advises.

Q: Do you think people are still

observing Covid-19 protocols

or are they fatigued?

A: I think we need to applaud

those who, at all times, have

and are still adhering to the

Covid-19 regulations. On a

daily basis in town, malls, work

places people are wearing

masks and sanitising without

being forced. Social distance

becomes a bit of a challenge at

times, but one can see the effort

is there and needs to be

e n c o u ra g e d .

Q: When you are not working,

what are you up to?

A: Probably I would be at home

with my family – we have a new

born baby - with Nombasa my

wife, a handsome baby boy

named Ndalo. He has found a

fixed time in my busy schedule.

Q: Are you a sports fan? If so,

which do you follow?

A: Yes, I am sports fanatic. I

follow soccer, cricket and

cycling. I am a huge fan of the

Mamelodi Sundowns FC which

has recently, for the fourth time

in a row, won the Premier

Soccer League.

Q: What is your take on the

Cricket South Africa (CSA)

disaster?

A: CSA at the moment is in a

rough patch, stagnating all

forms of development in the

game. A review and an overhaul

of how things were done

previously needs to take place

urgently. The sooner CSA

realises that participation in its

leadership and participation in

the national team by talented

players must be through merit

and not by knowing somebody’s

family history or father, the

b e t t e r.

Q: What are your top five wish

list items?

A: To participate in one of the

top South African cycling

events, the Absa Cape Epic

(eight days, 800km), Bloukrans

Bridge bungy jump, and a fiveday-long

road trip with my

f a m i l y.

Q: Are you going to vote?

A: Yes, I am going to vote. I take

voting seriously and as my civic

duty. I also consider voting as a

means to advance the

democratic gains that have been

achieved this far. It would be a

self-inflicted injustice if I were

not to vote while given the

opportunity to do so. Many

South Africans take to the streets

when experiencing social ills

which they could have averted

through voting and then

vandalise schools, roads,

municipal buildings etc…I don’t

want to be part of that, so I

would put my X on the ballot

paper when given an

opportunity to do so.

Q: What are you currently

re a d i n g ?

A: Currently I am reading a

book by Elinor Sisulu titled

“Walter and Albertina Sisulu in

our life time.” The book

references the wisdom and

good leadership qualities of tata

Walter and mama Sisulu and

how their home and family

became an impetus and

moulded the lives of many

young people in the cold face of

apartheid. Selflessness in

advancing the cause of the

people is unpacked through a

lot of examples of how they

once lived.

Q: What do you love about

Ko m a n i ?

A: What I love about Komani is,

big as it is, it is a small town

where everyone knows almost

everyone. People of Komani

hold dear their rich history in

the liberation struggle and to a

huge extent, it has brought them

together and has become of

value to them. Lastly, Komani is

a fun place to be if you want to

build good memories…

SOCIETY SNIPPETS

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Happy birthday wishes to the

following locals: Gift Mpofu (June

4), Hannes Olivier, Anga Mtalo,

Milisa Mdanga, Colleen Knoetze,

Sange Magingka, Laurene Sahd,

Liliwe Mbana and Frikkie Muller

(June 6), Lizanne Bell, Lerato

Maliche, Ronnie Mentoor, Naomi

Mentoor, Hedley Arends, Kenzo

O’Reilly and Syler Mbebe (June

7), Andrea Allcock, Bjorn Hayes,

Christo Nel, Aeryn Putzier,

Asiphumeza Nkula, Sean Warren,

Neels Meintjies, Delia Moorcroft

and Donné Styles (June 8), Kenny

Brown, Nomfusi Ralane and

Charmaine Armoed (June 9),

Melissa le Roux, Glenda

Nicholson, Sheldon Schnehage,

Francois le Roux jnr and Casey

Charles (June 10), Tamara Dinga,

Rosa Viljoen, Martin Wiggill,

Thelma Rawula and Warren

Smouse (June 11), Bongiwe

Joseph, Tanya Rawlins, Aiden

Kilian, Kaylinn Humpel, Jacqui

van der Zee, George Wille,

Hennie de Beer and Simone

Booysen (June 12), Anna

Engelbrecht, Jason Russell, Ashton

Schnehage, Nadine Stander,

Christina Russell, Lindy de Koker,

Chuma Mahlombe, Lucinda van

Schoor, Pamela Mgcineni and

Dylan Allcock (June 13), Rita

Coetzee, Roche de Villiers, Kirsten

McMillan, Gill Gibbens, Amanda

van der Merwe, Colleen Morrison

and Jade Wille (June 14) Linda

Grobler, Sonika Snel, Tristan

Burmeister, Margie Milne, Helen

Morgan, Tracy Warne, Claudia

Redcliffe, Monique Armoed,

Maunice Adonis, Madison Wood

and Dawie Kernekamp (June 15),

Andrea van Oosten, Shaun

Aylwin, Tokkie Lee, Nicole

Naidoo, Adele du Randt, Zizipho

Nqayiya, Celeste Stone and

Athandwa Gungqan (June 16),

Virginia Songa, Mike van der

Merwe and Iris Wormald (June

17), Ruth Miles and Darren

Williams (June 18).

Johnny and Charlene de Villiers

celebrate another wedding

anniversary on June 11, as do

former Queenstonians Bennie and

Ettie Wienekus on June 18.

C o n g ra t u l a t i o n s !

Condolences are extended to the

families and friends of Wonga

Xhamela, Kiki Mvelashe,

Ndzindzi Mehlo, Ncediswa

Futshane, Nontozanele Halom,

Nomonde Yeko and Nowinile

N g wa n e .

YO U R VOICE opinions on the street

What do you think about…

Equal rights under the

law. Last month the

department of home

affairs published a

landmark policy

document calling for

polyandry (the right for

women to marry more

than one man) to be

recognised as a legal

form of marriage. The

Rep reporter, Ntsikelelo

Qoyo, went to ask

people in Komani if they

think polyandry should

be made legal.

Lesley Gegana

from Mlungisi

I can only “quote” the

bible. God created man

and a woman was

created from the rib of a

man. I do not think we

are created the same, nor

do we necessarily want

the same things in life.

LESLEY

GEGANA

Men are possessive. It is

rare for a man to look

past a cheating spouse,

while women are more

inclined to. I do not

recommend parliament

pass such a law.

Dimpo Mpahlela

from the CBD

Anything men can do,

women can do better. If

men are allowed to take

two wives then women

can also have two

husbands. It will work

DIMPO

M PA H L E L A

exactly like polygamy.

Each husband can have

their own house or both

move in with the wife. I,

the mother, will keep the

children though.

Luciano Flusk

from Victoria Park

I am not sure if it is a

good idea, but I can say

it is practical. On the one

hand, men want it and it

follows then that if

women want it they can

also have it. It is not

LUCIANO

FLUSK

CAMERON

LENTOOR

something I can support

because in my culture

we do not have

polygamy so why would

we have polyandry?

Cameron Lentoor

from New Rest

A man is not the same as

a woman. If a wife has

three husbands those

men will fight all the

time. Men are more

jealous and controlling

than women. Females

are stronger than men in

CHRISTINE

L E P P E RT

relationships and they

put up with way more

than men would.

Christine Leppert

from Top Town

If men can do it why can

women not do it? If it is

practical for a man to

have more than one wife

then they can make it

practical for a woman to

have more than one

husband. Husbands can

take care of their

children too!


THE REPRESENTATIVE 4 June 2021 Tel: (045) 839-4040 / editorial: mjekulal@therep.co.za / advertising: charodinev@therep.co.za 7

Decor

tips to

cheer up

a home

in winter

Spending many hours indoors during winter

can become depressing, especially if your

home decor is looking rather dull and drab.

Though some might consider seasonal

decorating unnecessary, changing up a home’s

interior decor may just warm up the space and

prevent a rushed sale on a home for those who

are just looking for a change of scenery.

According to Adrian Goslett, regional

director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern

Africa, sellers never want to find themselves in

a position where their desperation to move

forces them to accept low-ball offers.

“To prevent this, sellers should do what

they can to make their homes as comfortable

as possible while they wait for the best offer,”

he says.

“As a bonus, changing the home’s interior

design might make the space more appealing

to buyers, which could help the home sell

s o o n e r.”

Here are some decor tips for creating

warmer, more inviting winter spaces:

Invest in good lighting: Poor lighting can

❝ Changing the home’s

interior design might

make the space more

appealing to buyers

be gloomy. To combat this, replace any dull

bulbs and add additional floor and table

lamps.

Add candles or fairy lights to create an even

cosier atmosphere or opt for the new trend of

installing LED strips under cabinets.

If your walls are painted in darker shades,

consider repainting in lighter, more neutral

shades to help make the walls appear to

recede rather than close in around you.

Change to winter bedding: If your space

feels especially cold in winter, invest in a

thicker winter comforter.

Also add warm throws in your bedrooms

and sitting rooms.

Inspect all window and door frames to

ensure there are no cracks allowing the cold

air to filter in.

Those without ceiling insulation should

also consider adding this, as it will greatly

improve heat retention.

Consider scents and ventilation: In an

effort to keep the cold air out, we tend to

keep all our windows closed during winter.

This often leads to a home developing a

poorly-ventilated smell.

To prevent damp and mold, it is important

to leave windows open as often as possible,

especially in the damper rooms in the house

such as the bathroom.

During very cold and rainy seasons where

this is not possible, an air purifier might help.

A fresh vase of flowers can also add a

pleasant aroma to a space and will add a bit of

life and colour to the room.

Scent diffusers and automatic, timer-set air

fresheners are also a great way to uplift the

atmosphere of a room.

“Spending more time indoors can often

help homeowners realise the shortcomings of

their property.

“Those who are feeling edgy in their homes

during the winter season should contact a

reliable real estate expert who can help them

secure a timeous sale and find a new home

that is better suited to their needs,” Goslett

said.

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The social workers at Frontier

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relatives of a deceased patient

who was admitted in April.

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December 2, 1986 was brought to

the hospital by Siphesihle Peter, who

identified herself as Buzi's guardian.

“He was admitted on April 27

and passed away on May 6.

“He received no visits since his

admission and attempts to reach

same mistakes we made with

money at a young age and

well into adulthood.

When I was growing up,

because we hardly ever had

pocket money to take to

school because of

circumstances at home, we

used to take lunch boxes

with us.

Having money that we

called ours in our hands felt

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Because of this I feel it

should be slightly easier for

t o d ay ’s children to save a

portion (20%) of their pocket

m o n e y.

According to Trading

Economics, the state of

personal household savings

in SA is below 1%, it is

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We are in this state

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work hard for it – it does not

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To the youth, I encourage

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have a positive impact on

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Yes, moving to a savings

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Tyoksville, Queenstown and

Komani residents are not familiar

with the address.

“We request anyone who might

know the relatives of the deceased

to please visit the hospital,” she

said.

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Funds raised at book launch

‘Voices from Cathcart’ features stories from residents

LUVUYO MJEKULA

Agood time was had by all

at the launch of Vo i c e s

from Cathcart, a book

featuring stories from 68 people,

including those whose roots in

Cathcart go back to the early

1800s.

The book also contains

accounts from residents who

have settled in the town as

recently as two or 10 years ago.

Some former residents who

no longer live in the town, but

who heard of the project via a

local newsletter, also

contributed.

The book contains a variety

of content including funny,

romantic, dramatic, inspiring

and tragic stories; memories of

childhood and youth, poems

and letters, war-time memories;

accounts of life passions and

enthusiasms and memories of

life in the town.

The initial idea was running

a memoir-writing workshop at

the Callie Evens Lodge for

lodge-dwellers and anyone else

who was interested. However,

the project soon developed and

a couple of people recorded

their stories first on an audiorecorder

and then in written

form. More people came

forward to tell their stories,

culminating in the 154-page

book with 80 stories and lots of

pictures.

The launch on Friday took

place at the Methodist Church

Fellowship Centre and as much

as R5,000 was raised from the

sale of food and other items

including pancakes, biscuits and

rusks on offer at a number of

market stalls. There were beauty

products, files for keeping a

ch i l d ’s school history and prints

of photographs of some of the

contributors to the book.

Contributor Anne Nash gave

an introduction of how the book

developed, while others,

including nine-year-old Taro

Chiwara, read out excerpts.

Chiwara is the youngest

contributor and the winner of

the young people’s essay prize.

She read her piece on ‘My

Tow n ’ and Yvonne Tharratt, in

her 80s, read parts of her

childhood reminiscences in

‘Sophisticated Ladies’.

Ace Makayi, one-time shop

assistant at S&J and community

leader, read his piece ‘Learning

to drive at S&J’ while Kevin

We a r i n g told his story of ‘Th e

night Brandt’s supermarket burnt

d ow n ’.

Head of Home at Callie

Evens Lodge, Pat Stocks, gave

positive feedback and editor Liz

Botha thanked all who had

helped to make it a success.

Anyone wanting to order a

book should contact Botha on

082-780 1920 or

bothaek@telkomsa.net.

A full colour copy costs

R350 and a copy with black and

white pages is R200.

All profits go to the Callie

Evens Lodge. Books are

available from the lodge and

Fo g a r t y ’s Book Shop in

Gqeberha.

CLOSEKNIT: Pictured at last week’s launch of Voices from Cathcart, a book featuring the stories of 68 people from the town,

were Yvonne Tharrat, one of the authors; Judith de Wet and Barbara McLaren, who has a story in the book. All profits from the

launch and book sales will go to the Callie Evens Lodge in the town Picture: SUPPLIED

YOUNGEST

CONTRIBUTOR:

N i n e - y e a r- o l d

Taro Chiwara

reads out her

story “My

To w n ”

featured in the

book Vo i c e s

from Cathcart

at its official

launch at the

Methodist

C h u rc h

Fellowship

Centre last

week. With her

is Anne Nash,

event MC,

author of

several stories

and proof

re a d e r P i c t u re :

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Constitution omits ubuntu

ABONGILE

S O L U N D WA N A

Local author, Prof Minsie

Meshack Menzi Duka, who was

recently honoured by Wa l t e r

Sisulu University for his

contribution to literature

development for A m avo

Obuntu (essays of humanity)

and how to analyse various

genr es,says SA’s constitution

lacks the concept of Ubuntu.

Duka is a student of modern

literature theory and African

literature studies, an

educationist, church leader,

author and poet, a dedicated

nation-builder, and

transformative intellectual.

Amavo Obuntu (essays of

humanity) is a collection of

essays delving deep into how to

analyse various genres of p o e t r y,

novels, drama, short stories,

novella and essays.

Duka said the country’s

constitution was liberal in that it

defined the “self”, but excluded

ubuntu.

He believed it was time

universities established “ubuntu

centres” to assist the

government in integrating the

concept into the constitution.

With the ever-increasing

scourge of g e n d e r- b a s e d

violence, this was essential, he

said.

“If the constitution lacks

ubuntu it has an impact on

s o c i e t y.

“If we are to transform

society to what it used to be, the

ubuntu concept must be

i n c o r p o ra t e d .”

Duka said ubuntu was an

African philosophy.

“There is a misconception

about Africans. When the

Europeans came here they

wanted to see school buildings

because they assumed we did

not have an education, but our

education was home-based.

“African education was

based on ubuntu - this is how

children were taught to live with

other people.

“The boys were taught how

to farm - that is education.”

He added that an African

author, Lovemore Mbigi, who

wrote the book Ubuntu, the

Spirit of African Transformation

Management had termed the

ubuntu method as a

consciousness-based

education.

“Mbigi said you are taught

so that you may live with other

p e o p l e .”

Duka said an education was

not something that should

isolate a person from others, but

should promote people to

interact with others.

“Consciousness-based

education can be restored

formally in the school

curriculum.

“Ubuntu should be the

foundation of the constitution,

though the liberal rights are

there.

“Archbishop Desmond Tutu

once said the world has to learn

from us as Africans what

ubuntu is. They have not learnt

what ubuntu is, because we are

HONOURED

ACADEMIC: Local

author, Prof Minsie

Meshack Menzi Duka,

left, receives his

award from Walter

Sisulu University

acting registrar,

Lulamile Ntonzima.

Vice-chancellor and

principal, Prof

Rusheilla Songca

looks on P i c t u re :

SUPPLIED

not prepared to deal with the

c o n c e p t .”

He said our development

was not based on ubuntu.

“We need a developed

model for South Africa, where

people are taught what

development is.

“The concept of

development ends with the self,

which means there is no

development because

development goes beyond the

self.

“I have formulated a

development model of how we

could apply ubuntu.

“You cannot develop a

person outside himself. You

cannot ignore what an African is

in the development. You begin

from what they are. In Japan and

China it is like that,” said Duka.

Komani’s Cawe

publishes book

ABONGILE

S O L U N D WA N A

The economy on your

doorstep, written by former

Queen’s College headboy,

economist, columnist, activist

and broadcaster, Ayabonga

Cawe, seeks to address the lack

of development in rural areas

and why the South African

economy “misfires”, offering

plausible solutions.

C aw e ’s book is a

combination of columns he has

written in the last five years.

The first section of the book

is composed of three long

essays encompassing economic

research and data analysis,

looking at the late 1980s.

The second section includes

selected columns that appeared

in Business Day and the Daily

M ave r i ck .

The book’s foreword is

written by deputy finance

minister David Masondo.

Cawe, who is now based in

Johannesburg, said it was his

first of many books to come.

He is also editor of B eyo n d

Tenderpr eneurship, a book he

on which worked with Khweze

Mabasa and the Mapungubwe

Institute for Strategic Reflection.

Cawe said his new book

tried to “u n p a ck ” why rural

areas in the country were still

underdeveloped. “It also

contextualises the movements

in Komani in the 1980s, trying

to explain why we still have

these systems, even though

there are no influx control,

pass laws and lodgers’ permits.

“Why is the unemployment

rate in townships higher than

in suburban areas?

“The reason that continues

is it was baked into the

economic system of South

Africa. To change that, labour

migration and industrialisation

in the areas we come from

must be confronted.

“The moving away of

factories like Seating and

Stateline Pressed Metal in

Komani was effectively the deindustrialisation

of our town.”

The book also explores

why budding SMMEs

supported by government

stuggle to secure markets,

compared to big food retail

outlets.

“What we should do is to

create a cashless component

in a ‘voucher in the ground’

system. An example is if a

childcare grant is R550, why

do we not create a system

where R150 of that is given in

a cashless voucher to use in a

municipal market, without

using cash,” he said.

The book is available in big

book stores at R280 or contact

Li s a @ xe s i b e h o l d i n g s . c o . z a


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JAXA

NTABOZUKO

EDWELL

SIPHO

Late of Ezitaphile,

Ejojweni,

Lady Frere District

Born: 01.11.1967

Died: 27.05.2021

Funeral;

Saturday

05.06.2021

Starting at home at

07:30am

(Methodist

Church of S.A.)

Thence to the

Ezitapile Cemetery,

Jojweni for the Interment

at 09:30am

LALA NGOXOLO

MNUNE DOYI

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

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MNGQIBISA

PATIENCE

HOMBAKAZI

Late of

EGxojeni,

Machubeni,

Lady Frere District

Born: 21.04.1964

Died: 27.05.2021

Funeral;

Saturday

05.06.2021

Starting at home at

08:30

(St. Cyprian’s

Anglican Church)

Thence to the

eGxojeni Cemetery,

Machubeni for the

Interment at 10:30

LALA NGOXOLO

MAMZONDI

MYIRHA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

MATA

THOZAMA

GLORIA

Late of

1043 Zone 1,

Ezibeleni,

Komani

Born: 12.12.1960

Died: 26.05.2021

Funeral;

Saturday

05.06.2021

Starting at home

at 9am

(St. Peter’s

Anglican Church)

Thence to the

Komani

Town Cemetery

for the Interment

at 11am

LALA NGOXOLO

MAJOLA

QENGEBA

THOLELOMTH-

WAKAZI

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

MALAMBILE

NKOSIYABO

SYLVESTER

Late of

16 Venfolo Street,

Khayelitsha,

Komani

Born: 20.11.1992

Died: 31.05.2021

Funeral;

Saturday

06.06.2021

Starting at home

at 9am

(Seventh Day

Adventist Church)

Thence to the

Komani Town

Cemetery

for the Interment at

11am

TILL WE MEET

AGAIN ZIZI JAMA

SJADU FAKADE

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

Contact Charodine or Mavis on 045 839 4040

BATYI

NOMAYEZA

Late of

414 Zone 3,

Ezibeleni,

Komani

Born: 03.07.1937

Died: 23.05.2021

Funeral;

Saturday

05.06.2021

Starting at home

then to the

Ezibeleni

Community Hall

For a service at

10am

The cortege will

proceed to the

Matanzima

Cemetery for the

Interment at

12 noon

LALA NGOXOLO

MANXASANA

RUSSELL AND SON

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Tel. 045 839 4012

NTUMBUKA

Sonwabile

Late of Nkonkobe,

Zingquthu, Lady

Frere District

Born: 10.09.1975

Died: 23.05.2021

Funeral:

Saturday 05.06.2021

Starting at home

at 08:30am

(Christian Zionist

Church)

Thence to the

Nkonkobe Cemetery,

Zingquthu for a

service at 10:30am

LALA NGOXOLO

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SHUDE

NOMAZWI

LETICIA

BORN: 1955-03-07

DIED: 2021-05-24

FUNERAL: 2021-06-05

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home

at Lupapasi village

Cala at 09:00 am

CEMETERY

LUPAPASI

TIME: 11:00 AM

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29 ROBINSON ROAD

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Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

MGCINENI

LUSANDA

BORN: 1985-01-02

DIED: 2021-05-27

FUNERAL:

2021-06-05

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home

at S 189 Pono Street

Mlungisi location

Komani at 09:00 am

CEMETERY

KOMANI TOWN

TIME

11:00 AM

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

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MBETE

PATCH

BORN: 15.10.1939

DIED: 29.05.2021

FUNERAL: 06.06.2021

VENUE: The Funeral

service will be held at

home at Dophu Location,

Mtsheko A/A, Cacadu

District at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Khomani Town

TIME: 11:00am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

TANI

FUNEKA

CYNTHIA

BORN: 1960-04-10

DIED: 2021-05-26

FUNERAL: 2021-06-05

VENUE: Funeral

service will be held at

home at Koppies location

Machibini A/ A Cacadu

District at 09:00 am

CEMETERY

KOPPIES

TIME: 11:00 AM

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

PERE

ANDILE

FELIX

BORN: 15.06.1975

DIED: 24.05.2021

FUNERAL: 05.06.2021

VENUE: The Funeral

Service will be held at

home at 771 Zone 1,

Ezibeleni Location,

Komani at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Khomani Town

TIME: 11:00am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

FUTSHANE

NOMAZANA

VERGINIA

BORN: 1954-07-06

DIED: 2021-05-27

FUNERAL:

2021-06-05

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

2204 Tyoksville location

Dordrecht at 09:00 am

CEMETERY

DORDRECHT

TIME: 11:00 AM

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

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YELANI

WAZIKAZI

SAMANTHA

BORN: 27.01.1996

DIED: 22.05.2021

FUNERAL: 05.06.2021

VENUE: The Funeral

service will be held at

home at Hala Location,

Mkhonjane A/A,

CEMETERY:

Hala

TIME:

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

BEZU

THEMBELANI

BORN: 13.01.1985

DIED: 30.05.2021

FUNERAL: 05.06.2021

VENUE: The Funeral

service will be held at

home at T34 Phahlane

Street , Mlungisi Location,

Komani at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Khomani Town

TIME: 11:00am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

XHOSA

RICHARD

Born:

1961-01-01

Died:

2021-05-26

Funeral:

2021-05-05

(Saturday)

Address: Tylden

(Queenstown)

Venue: Tylden

(Queenstown)

Time: 09H00-

11H00

Interment:

Tylden Cemetery

LALA

NGOXOLO

THEMBANI

KWANINI

BORN: 03.05.1940

DIED: 31.05.2021

FUNERAL: 05.06.2021

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at 315

Thando Street, Nomonde

Location, Molteno

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Molteno

TIME: 11:00am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

NGETU

SMIMI

ELSIE

BORN: 01.01.1940

DIED: 29.05.2021

FUNERAL: 05.06.2021

VENUE: The Funeral

service will be held at home

483 Zone 2, Ezibeleni

Location,

Komani at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Khomani Town

TIME: 11:00am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

Jack

Hillman

Brown

Beloved husband,

father, grandfather,

uncle and father-in-law,

passed away peacefully

on 26 May, ahead of his

90th birthday.

Jack’s long life was

characterised by

family dedication

and a commitment

to responsibility that

future generations will

continue to carry.

He is deeply loved

by his wife Peggy,

daughters Molly &

Jenny, grandchildren

Kelly, Stephanie,

Jason, Claire & Helen,

as well as by his

extended family, for

whom he was a pillar

of strength.


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BETANA

ZINGIWE

AGNES

BORN: 01.08.1945

DIED: 28.05.2021

FUNERAL: 06.06.2021

VENUE: The Funeral

service will be held at

home at Khwez Location,

Ntabethemba A/A

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Khwezi

TIME: 11:00am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

LEBENYA

BANDILE

BORN: 1988-09-08

DIED: 2021-05-26

FUNERAL: 2021-06-04

VENUE: Funeral

service will be held at

home at 7643 Unathi

Mkefa location Ezibeleni

Township Komani

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY

KOMANI TOWN

TIME

11:00 AM

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

KOWA

MLUNGWANA

WISEMAN

BORN: 1950-07-22

DIED: 2021-05-20

FUNERAL

2021-06-05

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at home at

Baptist location

Vaalbank. A/A Cacadu

District at 09:00 am

CEMETERY

BAPTIST

TIME: 11:00 AM

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

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Cell: 083 503 8057

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MANTINI

PHELISA

BORN: 08.08.1993

DIED: 29.05.2021

FUNERAL: 05.06.2021

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at 1159

Zone 1, Ezibeleni Location,

Komani

at 09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Lukhanji

TIME: 11:00am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

VAN WYK

NTOMBIZANELE

BORN: 23.05.1967

DIED: 31.05.2021

FUNERAL: 05.06.2021

VENUE: Funeral service

will be held at Polly Area,

CEMETERY:

TIME:

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

NTLOKO

NOBENGAZI

AGNES

BORN: 1932-01-04

DIED: 2021-05-29

FUNERAL:

2021-06-05

VENUE:

Funeral service will

be held at home at

994 Zone 2 Ezibeleni

Location Komani at

09:00 am

CEMETERY:

Komani Town

TIME: 11:00 am

KOMANI AVBOB

FUNERAL SERVICES

29 ROBINSON ROAD

QUEENSTOWN

Tel: 045 838 2771

Cell: 083 503 8057

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of the late

GEORGE LEON FILMER

Identity no.

640604 5013 086

who died:

30 NOVEMBER 2020.

address: 23

Wapadsberg Road,

Queenstown, 5319.

Estate No.

004253/2020

Creditors and

Debtors in the above

Estate are hereby

required to lodge

their claims with and

pay their debts to the

undersigned within

30 (thirty) days from

Friday 4 JUNE 2021.

LAURENE SAHD

Charteris & Barnes

CC

P O Box 137,

Queenstown, 5320.

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In the estate of the late

WIGGET XALISA

born 11/10/1949

identity number

4910115706083

of 146 ZONE 1, EZIBELENI

Estate Number

3085/2021

Date of death 31/01/2021

Creditors and Debtors

in the Estate are hereby

required to lodge their

claims with and pay their

debts to the undersigned

within 30 (Thirty) days of

the publication hereof.

NONTULI XALISA

Bowes McDougall Inc

27a Prince Alfred Street,

Queenstown 5319

045 807 3800

In the estate of the

late NGUBUZAYO

DUMSE

Identity Number

470415 5349 080

Last address

20535 MACHIBINI

VILLAGE,

QUEENSTOWN 5320

Estate Number

3454/2021

Date of death

04/06/2020

Married in community

of property to

NTOMBIZODWA

EUNICE DUMSE

Identity Number

530216 0500 083

All persons having

claims against the

above-mentioned

estate are required

to lodge their claims

with the undersigned

within 30 days after

the date of publication

hereof.

De Wet Shaw &

Baxter Attorneys

P. O Box 1305,

Queenstown 5320

Tel: 045 838 2520

Ref: MB/NM

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FORM JJJ

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

(Form JJJ added by GNR.62

of 25 January 2019)

Notice is hereby given in terms of Regulation

68 of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, of

the intention to apply for the issue of a

certified copy of Deed of Transfer Number

T64250/2011CTN passed by CONSTANTINOS

MINAS, Identity Number 360514 5030 08 9

and PARASKEVOULA MINAS, Identity Number

470924 0191 18 1, Married in community of

property to each other to THE TRUSTEES FOR

THE TIME BEING OF C & P MINAS TRUST,

Registration Number IT 110/2009 in respect

of Remainder Erf 487 Queenstown, situate in

the area of Lukhanji Municipality, division of

Queenstown, Eastern Cape Province, which

has been lost or destroyed.

All persons having objection to the issue of

such copy are hereby required to lodge the

same in writing with the Registrar of Deeds at

King Williams Town within two weeks from the

date of the publication of this notice.

Dated at QUEENSTOWN this 26TH day of MAY

2021.

Applicant:

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27a Prince Alfred Street

QUEENSTOWN

conv7@bmcinc.co.za

045 807 380

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IN THE ESTATE

of the late

ANDREW STUART

WILSON

who died:

7 December 2020.

of 22 Strelitiza Street,

Queenstown, 5319,

Eastern Cape.

Estate No.

000927/2021

Creditors and

Debtors in the above

Estate are hereby

required to lodge

their claims with and

pay their debts to the

undersigned within

30 (thirty) days from

Friday 4 JUNE 2021.

LAURENE SAHD

EXECUTRIX

Charteris &

Barnes CC

P O Box 137,

Queenstown, 5320.

In the estate of

the late

ELAINE HOPE

FULLER

Identity No:

3112190048082.

Date of Birth:

1931-12-19.

Date of Death:

2021-03-02.

Last Address: MADERIA

OLD AGE HOME, KINGWAY,

KOMANI, 5319.

Estate No:1949/2021

Masters Office:

GRAHAMSTOWN.

All persons having

claims against the above

mentioned estate must

lodge it with the

Executor concerned

within 30 days (or as

indicated) from date of

publication hereof.

BOWES,MCDOUGALL INC

27a PRINCE ALFRED

STREET, QUEENSTOWN

5319

Email:lit4@

bmcinc.co.za

TEL: 045 807 3800

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In the estate of the

late NONTEMBEKO

XHINTI

Identity Number

720821 0868 081

Last address

35 EAGLE STREET,

WESTBOURNE PARK

QUEENSTOWN 5319

Estate Number

2163/2021

Date of death

18/03/2021

Married in community

of property to

SIBONILE XHINTI

Identity Number

670727 5967 085

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claims against the

above-mentioned

estate are required

to lodge their claims

with the undersigned

within 30 days after

the date of publication

hereof.

De Wet Shaw &

Baxter Attorneys

P. O Box 1305,

Queenstown 5320

Tel: 045 838 2520

Ref: MB/NM/XHI1/0001

In the estate of the

NONKUMBULO

MDAKA

born 05/02/1965

identity number

650205 0046 08 4

of 15 WODEHOUSE

STREET,

SOUTHBOURNE,

QUEENSTOWN

Estate Number

2428/2021

Date of death

09/05/2021

Creditors and

Debtors in the

Estate are hereby

required to lodge

their claims with

and pay their debts

to the undersigned

within 30 (Thirty)

days of the

publication hereof.

ZIKHONA MDAKA

Bowes, Mcdougall

Incorporated,

27a Prince

Alfred Street,

Queenstown 5319

Tel: 045 807 3800

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FORM JJJ

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

(Form JJJ added by GNR.62

of 25 January 2019)

Notice is hereby given in terms of Regulation

68 of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, of

the intention to apply for the issue of a

certified copy of Deed of Transfer Number

T53103/2011CTN passed by CONSTANTINOS

MINAS, Identity Number 360514 5030 08 9

and PARASKEVOULA MINAS, Identity Number

470924 0191 18 1, Married in community of

property to each other to THE TRUSTEES FOR

THE TIME BEING OF C & P MINAS TRUST,

Registration Number IT 110/2009 in respect

of Erf 491 Queenstown, situate in the area of

Lukhanji Municipality, division of Queenstown,

Eastern Cape Province, which has been lost or

destroyed.

All persons having objection to the issue of

such copy are hereby required to lodge the

same in writing with the Registrar of Deeds at

King Williams Town within two weeks from the

date of the publication of this notice.

Dated at QUEENSTOWN this 26TH day of MAY

2021.

Applicant:

Bowes McDougall Inc

27a Prince Alfred Street

QUEENSTOWN

conv7@bmcinc.co.za

045 807 3800

FORM JJJ

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

(Form JJJ added by GNR.62

of 25 January 2019)

Notice is hereby given in terms of Regulation

68 of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, of

the intention to apply for the issue of a

certified copy of Deed of Transfer Number

T14221/86CTN passed by THE MUNICIPALITY

OF QUEENSTOWN in favour of Burnett Elwyn

Stride, Identity Number 520702 5166 014 and

Maria Magdalena Stride, Identity Number

490806 0152 01 4 married in community of

property to each other, in respect of:

ERF 4549 Queenstown, in the Municipality and

Administrative District of Queenstown;

which has been lost or destroyed.

All persons having objection to the issue of

such copy are hereby required to lodge the

same in writing with the Registrar of Deeds at

King Williams Town within two weeks from the

date of the publication of this notice.

DATED at QUEENSTOWN this 25TH day of

MAY 2021.

Applicant:

Bowes McDougall Inc

27A Prince Alfred Street

QUEENSTOWN

lit3@bmcinc.co.za

045-8073800

FORM JJJ

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

(Form JJJ added by GNR.62

of 25 January 2019)

Notice is hereby given in terms of Regulation

68 of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, of

the intention to apply for the issue of a

certified copy of Deed of Transfer Number

T53104/2011CTN passed by CONSTANTINOS

MINAS, Identity Number 360514 5030 08 9

and PARASKEVOULA MINAS, Identity Number

470924 0191 18 1, Married in community of

property to each other to THE TRUSTEES FOR

THE TIME BEING OF C & P MINAS TRUST,

Registration Number IT 110/2009 in respect

of Erf 494 Queenstown, situate in the area of

Lukhanji Municipality, division of Queenstown,

Eastern Cape Province, which has been lost or

destroyed.

All persons having objection to the issue of

such copy are hereby required to lodge the

same in writing with the Registrar of Deeds at

King Williams Town within two weeks from the

date of the publication of this notice.

Dated at QUEENSTOWN this 26TH day of MAY

2021.

Applicant:

Bowes McDougall Inc

27a Prince Alfred Street

QUEENSTOWN

conv7@bmcinc.co.za

045 807 3800

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SPORT SCENE

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Seven Stars lead league again

Valgas FC relegated after modest 2-1 victory

NTSIKELELO QOYO

The truncated amateur

soccer season is over,

while things look familiar

atop the Safa Chris Hani log,

with the relegation battle

keeping spectators on edge until

the final whistle.

Valgas FC has been

relegated. The fate of one of the

competition’s biggest clubs was

sealed on Saturday after a

modest 2-1 win against Roman

Callies was not enough to move

them from the bottom of the log.

A similar fate befell Ilinge’s

Young Minds, who could not

muster a last-minute resurgence,

losing to Holy Kings 1-0 to end

the season separated from

Valgas by a -5 goal difference.

Both teams only managed

nine points from the 10-game

season.

While this season has seen

the end of one of the division’s

most promising teams, Seven

Stars FC started where they

ended last season, booking a

place in yet another playoff.

The Stars pummelled

Rocklands Swallows 7-1 at the

Dumpy on Saturday with a

dominance that punctuated

their whole season.

While all the other teams

buckled around them, they

managed to end the season with

26 points, undefeated. An

impressive seven points separate

them from second place MK

Academy, on 19, who also

performed well this year.

Seven Stars coach, Willie

Kepka, is impressed with his

team’s performance this season.

“So far so good. They are

fighting to get back to the [ABC

Motsepe] playoffs,” he said.

“It is preparation time and

we must work hard. We need to

be sharper and quicker, also

more relaxed. But I am happy.”

Stream A toppers Xalanga

Blues are now between Seven

Stars and a consecutive Chris

Hani regional league title. The

two teams will square off this

weekend at Lady Frere.

TOP FORM: Seven Stars FC, in blue, battered Rocklands Swallows 7-1 on Saturday at the Dumpy to

seal a spot in the Chris Hani regional league playoffs

Picture: NTSIKELELO QOYO

De Jongh triumphs in

four of five Opens

REP REPORTER

Gabriel de Jongh travelled to

East London last weekend to

take part in the West Bank

Open at the West Bank Golf

Club.

In the A-section of the field,

consisting of 46 entrants,

including past winners, was the

SA Junior Under 19 Border

player, who was placed sixth

overall at the recent

championship in Pretoria, the

former East London Golf Club

champion, and four of his SA

Country Districts teammates.

The field was strong, and the

competition was tough.

In addition, the players had

to cope with the prevailing

windy, chilly conditions.

Anyone who has played the

West Bank golf course will

know how tough the conditions

can be when the weather is

inclement.

De Jongh put in a stout effort

to go level with 72 in the first

round, but was not satisfied with

his performance as he knew it

wo u l d not crack the nod.

Two other players led the

field, having gone below par.

However, there was another

round of 18 holes to go.

In round two, De Jongh,

with his never-say-die attitude,

knew that, as they say in the

classics, “it’s not over till the fat

lady sings”.

At the prize-giving, before

introducing the new West Bank

Golf Club Open champion, the

president of the Border Golf

Union, Chris Moore, said: “I am

very pleased that our junior

golfers are doing so well, and in

particular, this young man who

emerged as the second most

valuable player in the recent SA

Country Districts tournament

and who has won four out of the

last five Opens he has played in

… well done to Gabriel de

Jo n g h .”

De Jongh shot a welldeserved

and brilliant 142 (2

under par), followed by his

closest rivals and fellow Border

players, Chuma Adonis on 145

and Mihlali Tom on 146.

AIMING CAREFULLY: Gabriel de Jongh’s approaching shot

on the 18th hole during last weekend’s 2021 West Bank Golf

Club Open Picture: SUPPLIED

There is a good break for De

Jongh until his next big

tournament, which is the 2021

Nomads Coastal NOoM 2

WELL

DONE

YOUNG

MAN:

Gabriel de

Jongh

re c e i v i n g

his

championship

prize from

Dr Siya

Bungane, a

committee

member of

the West

Bank Golf

Club

(strokeplay) at St Francis Links

from July 11 to 13.

In the meantime, he will

continue honing his skills.

KEEP WARM: Bongithole and Lihlumelo Security Services recently donated winter items at the

Ezibeleni One Stop Centre Picture: SUPPLIED

SCHOLARS:

Hukuwa Junior

and Senior

Primary School

pupils were

happy to have

re c e i v e d

stationery and

sanitisers from

one of the local

companies, Top

T

Picture: SUPPLIED

MASKED UP: F ro n t i e r

Hospital staff members

Noluvo Mzingeli, Ndumiso

Dayeli and Anathi Liwane

were proud to be in the

company of abaThembu

chief Ngangomhlaba

Matanzima who received

his Covid-19 inoculation at

the hospital last week

Picture: LUVUYO MJEKULA


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National netball clash begins

15 local clubs battle it out at the Dumpy Adams

NTSIKELELO QOYO

There was a hive of activity

at the Dumpy Adams

Sports Complex last

weekend as teams from across

the Enoch Mgijima region

gathered to battle it out in the

first round of the national

Twizza Netball Challenge.

The challenge, which is in its

first year, is an open competition

for clubs to show their skills and

get the opportunity to play at the

highest level against some of the

best clubs in the country.

Fifteen clubs were present

on Saturday to play in the first of

the three-week round-robin

matches, after which two teams

will be selected to play in the

regional.

While some clubs struggled

for consistency over the first two

matches on the day,

Inkwenkwezi from Mlungisi

asserted their dominance,

emerging as early favourites.

They beat Yaya Stars 31-4 in

the first match and put aside

Grand Masters 33-7 in the

second.

Eagles also won both their

matches - 13-7 against

Crusaders and 34-5 against

Sunbirds.

Superstrikers and WSU A

were the only other teams to go

unbeaten.

The other teams in the

competition are Young Leaders,

Fireballs, Otha NC, Grand

Masters, Young Masters and

WSU B.

In the single match played

by the male clubs, Fireballs beat

Inkwenkwezi 13-7.

Enoch Mgijima Netball

secretary Thembelihle Selana

said the competition was a

success.

“All the teams we expected

showed up and we managed to

play all the matches.

“Based on some of the

quality we saw today I think

there are one or two teams that

can make the province and

represent us on the national

s t a g e ,” he said.

GLOVES OFF:

Grand Masters, in

blue, in action

agaist WSU B, who

they defeated 20-8

on Saturday. The

teams faced off in

the first round of

games in the

Twizza Netball

Challenge

Picture: NTSIKELELO

QOYO

Progress win rights to

be crowned the kings

MAXWELL LEVINE

What was billed as the match of

the year certainly lived up to

expectations.

It was a long wait, but

worthwhile, as Progress

outsmarted and outclassed Old

Collegians to take a 14-12 win.

It was close, it was tense,

and the physicality of the match

was on another level.

The battle lines were drawn

from the outset and neither team

gave an inch.

It was so brutal that one

player on each side suffered

fractures, with Keith Kroutz of

OC suffering a hand fracture

and Tavy Smith of Progress

breaking his jaw.

Progress came to play, they

were the hungrier and looked

the more dangerous from the

start.

With all their experience and

after camping for more than 30

minutes in the opposition half,

Old Collegians were left

clutching at straws and with not

a point on the board at halftime.

It seemed, in the first half,

Progress had all the answers for

a Collegians forward onslaught,

with the team in blue defending

with everything they had. It was

body-on-the-line for Progress.

They made a mockery of the

breakdown, slowing the ball

down and were a menace at

ruck time.

This ploy frustrated Old

Collegians who, time and time

again, were left with their hands

in the air in disbelief.

For all their possession in the

first half, dominating the set

pieces, OC were stunned by a

swift Progress attack from within

their own half.

Progress counter-attacked

OLD RIVALRY RENEWED: Excited for the crunch game on

Saturday at Mlungisi Stadium are Old Collegians president

Jerome Jasson, left, and Progress president Basil Bosch P i c t u re :

MAXWELL LEVINE

with the ball going down the

backline in explosive fashion.

It resulted in their running an

entire 60m to score.

Beertjie Olivier scored the

only converted try of the half as

Progress took a 7-0 lead at halftime.

A seemingly deflated OC

came back stronger in the

second stanza.

Something had to give, and

Sean Baartman crashed over for

an unconverted try to reduce the

deficit to just two points.

The match was played at a

very high tempo, with Progress

gaining more and more

momentum.

It was no surprise when

Brandt Fields cut through the

Collegians defence to score and

converted his own try for

Progress to take a 14-5 lead. The

pressure was on OC to come

back into the game.

The forwards laid the

platform with the referee

awarding a penalty try. With the

score at 14-12 the match was on

a knife edge.

In the end, when the final

whistle blew, it was Progress

who came away with an

astounding victory.

Progress came to play, their

young team showed more fire,

were more determined and had

more to prove. OC have learned

a hard lesson - never

underestimate your opponents

or it will end in tears.

In the other match at the

Mlungisi Stadium, Breakers

turned on the style by beating

Wallabies 17-5.

Teacher needs help to

launch tennis classes

NTSIKELELO QOYO

St Theresa’s Primary teacher,

Shirley Lottering, says she wants

to produce the next Kevin

Anderson.

“We will not all be doctors

and teachers. We have to give

all pupils a reason to want to

come to school and reach for

s o m e t h i n g ,” she said.

Lottering said she wanted to

give children from the township

an opportunity to play the sport

and hopefully one day turn

professional. The idea to start

coaching classes came after

Lottering was selected to attend

a coaching clinic for teachers

r e c e n t l y.

“The department of

education wants to develop the

sport in the district since no

schools [other than former

model Cs] currently have it as

one of their codes.

“I caught the bug during the

coaching clinic and really

enjoyed my time, which is

something I now want to share

with the pupils,” said Lottering.

While the program was

targeted for schools, Lottering

said she would like to expand it

to involve her community.

“Tennis is the kind of thing

you only watch on TV in our

communities. Most of the time,

it is children from the former

model C and private schools

who have access to such

s p o r t s .”

Taking a cue from other

projects she started at the

school, Lottering said it was just

a matter of starting.

“When I first arrived at the

school we had a discipline

problem, especially with the

boys. We only had soccer so I

decided to start the rugby team.

“The results were really positive

because I had an opportunity to

ON THE SERVE: St Theresa's Primary School teacher, Shirley

Lottering is asking people to donate tennis equipment to help

start coaching classes at her school

Picture: NTSIKELELO QOYO

teach discipline on the field

which translated to discipline in

the classroom. That programme

has done so well that some of

our boys have been admitted to

Queen’s College on

s ch o l a r s h i p s .”

Currently, Lottering said, the

biggest challenge to starting the

classes was the lack of

equipment. She asks everyone

who can donate old rackets and

balls to drop them off at the

school or contact her.“I was told

by the department there was no

budget for equipment this year.

That is the only thing preventing

us from starting. We just need a

few to start. Anything people

can donate will be

a p p r e c i a t e d .”

To donate, contact St

Th e r e s a ’s Primary School on

045-854-1609.

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