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development of youth. The

Rotary Clubs of Port Alfred

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Alfred Marina Clubhouse. The

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New water boost

Ndlambe now accepts Nuwater’s proposal for 1ML RO plant to augment the municipal supply

JON HOUZET

Port Alfred’s water woes may be

alleviated at least partially as a

new 1ML owner-operated

reverse osmosis (RO) plant has been

approved by the Ndlambe council – at

no capital cost to the municipality.

The plant will be placed at the

Wharf Street bend on the Kowie River,

where one was temporarily situated

several years ago.

In a report from municipal manager

Rolly Dumezweni in last week’s

council agenda, he said Ndlambe

remained in a water crisis mostly due to

a drought since 2018.

Port Alfred’s main water source, the

Sarel Hayward Dam, had been very

low since December 2020 and finally

ran dry just before the 2ML seawater

RO plant built by Quality Filtration

Systems (QFS) went online in June.

Other sources are the central belt

boreholes, the borehole on Nel’s Farm

and the East Bank dune wells, but

together they only produce an average

2.7ML/day, while Port Alfred’s daily

requirements are 6.3ML/day, soaring up

to more than 8ML/day during the

holiday season.

Dumezweni admitted QFS was

struggling to meet the contractual

requirements of its SWRO plant output

of 2ML/day, and was averaging about

1 . 4 M L / d ay.

Many residents in the high-lying

areas have been without municipal

supply since November last year.

QFS’s 3ML wastewater RO plant has

not yet gone online as there is not

enough sewage reaching Port Alfred’s

sewage treatment works adjacent to

where the WWRO plant was set up.

A company called Nuwater had

initially approached the municipality

with an unsolicited bid to supply

additional water through a RO plant in

February 2020.

But the municipality could not

entertain this as it had already put out a

tender for a 2ML seawater RO (SWRO)

plant – with an option to augment to

5ML as funds became available – that

was soon thereafter awarded to QFS.

This tender and contract was

overturned by the high court for being

irregular and unlawful.

It went out to tender again and was

again awarded to QFS in late 2020, by

which time the specs of the tender had

changed to a 2ML SWRO plant and a

3ML WWRO plant. Both plants were

placed at the Port Alfred sewage wo r k s

in Centenary Park.

Now Ndlambe has accepted the

Nuwater proposal because of the

ongoing water crisis.

Nuwater will supply the

infrastructure, operate and maintain the

plant at their cost and sell the water to

the municipality at R8.84 per kilolitre.

Nuwater will supply the first

0.25ML/day to the municipality free of

ch a r g e .

Dumezweni said this was a

competitive rate compared to other

tenders received and the cost of water

from the QFS plant, as well as other

service providers providing water to the

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

The proposal includes that Nuwater

operates and maintains the plant for an

initial period of 12 months. The

municipality has to supply the

electricity, which will be metered.

There are also site infrastructure

requirements, like a final water product

line to connect to the municipal

system, earthworks and civil works to

prepare the site, two brine discharge

pipelines, site clearing and installation

of a shed for security purposes, and

local labour employed during

construction – the total cost amounting

to R1,080,690 (excluding VAT).

Nuwater said it would absorb these

costs if awarded a five-year contract to

supply water.

Nuwater will be responsible for the

management and administration of the

plant at an additional cost of R86,500

per month.

Dumezweni said this was to

eliminate risk that may be carried by

the municipality if the operations were

taken over by the municipality.

“The other reason behind this is that

Nuwater are the experts of their own

design and for them to operate/

maintain will be an added advantage,”

he said.

One of the ANC councillors at the

meeting queried why the municipality

should pay Nuwater R8.84 per kilolitre.

“Water should be free as a right,”

she said.

In response, Dumezweni said the

municipality was not paying for the

water but for the resources and

infrastructure that produced the water.

“If the department of environmental

affairs wasn’t obstructing us about

constructing an additional 3ML RO

plant, we wouldn’t need that 1ML RO

plant. We need to upgrade the RO

plant, but to do that we’ll need to take

care of the remaining issues,” he said,

referring to the effect of climate change

and need to conserve water sources.

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Bring some cheer to the elderly

Add to TotT’s Santa Seniors Shoebox collection

Though we are currently on

Level 1 of the Covid-19

lockdown, and

restrictions are at a minimum, it

is the older members of our

community that have generally

suffered the most over the last

18 months.

Last Christmas our seniors

were stuck indoors with no

prospect of seeing family or

even friends.

It is therefore important that

the community is encouraged to

remember the many elderly

residents in our towns over the

upcoming period of festivities

and goodwill.

To help brighten up what is

often a lonely time for struggling

pensioners, more especially due

to the loss of contact with family

and friends over the prolonged

lockdown period, Talk of the

Town is once again

spearheading a Santa Seniors

Shoebox collection this

Christmas.

Following its success over

the last three years, we

anticipate more residents

coming on-board to assist.

We have always received

considerable assistance from

the community to make up the

shoeboxes and hope the

generosity of businesses and

individuals in Ndlambe will,

once again, come to the fore

and we can make up shoebox

parcels for as many needy

seniors as possible.

We are looking for toiletries,

creams, soaps, razors, perfume,

deodorant, socks, bed socks,

handkerchiefs, scarves, beanies,

small blankets (knee rugs),

sweets, biscuits, non-perishable

foodstuffs (tins, jam, cup-asoup,

and so on), books,

magazines, brushes, combs,

jigsaw puzzles, writing pads,

pens, drinking bottles, mugs,

playing cards and anything else

you could think of that a

pensioner would appreciate.

We also need shoeboxes –

ready decorated or plain,

wrapping paper, ribbons and

Christmas cards or Christmas

labels.

We also need bags that we

can re-use. Monetary donations

are also welcome – which will

be used to buy goodies to make

up the parcels. Please drop off

your donated items at the TotT

offices, and a big thank you in

advance for your support.

Let’s make the 2021 Santa

Seniors Shoebox project even

bigger than previous years.

DRAINING SITUATION

CRIME

B R I E FS

MEDICAL RESPONSE ON THE

SCENE: A Volkswagen Jetta with five

occupants got stuck in the drain on

the R67 on Monday night after failing

to make a successful U-turn at the

intersection of the R67 and Wharf

Street. Passengers spent the night in

the car at the accident scene. No

injuries were reported and the car did

not show any visible damage, but it

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On Thursday October

7, at 3.06pm, the

Multi Security control

room received a

report that copper

pipes were stolen

from a premises in

Greenmantle Drive.

The SAPS were

informed.

At 4.23pm, the Multi

Security control room

received a call that a

break-in was in

progress at a premises

in Beach Crescent/

Albany Road. Armed

response and the

SAPS attended.

At 4.3am on Friday

October 8, the Multi

Security control room

received a call that a

break-in was in

progress at a premises

at the Kowie Beach

Cabanas. Armed

response attended.

At 4.40am, a Multi

Security client

reported suspicious

people in his yard in

George Street.

Armed response

patrolled the area.

On Saturday October

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was spotted on LPR Cameras

[and] was recovered by the

Multi Security tactical team.

9, at 3.49am, at the

Kowie Beach

Cabanas, armed

response was

requested of Multi

Security because of

noises outside the

premises.

Response found

footprints but no-one

suspicious.

At 11.45am, an

attempted theft of

copper pipes from a

premises in Loerie

Road was reported.

Multi Security

armed response

attended and reported

copper pipes had

been stolen.

At 9.16pm, at a

premises in Alfred

Road, a Multi Security

client reported people

on the premises.

Armed response

attended and

patrolled the area.

On Sunday October

10, at 10.11am, a

Multi Security client

reported a break-in at

a premises in Alfred

Road. The client

suggested it had

occurred the previous

evening. Armed

response and the

SAPS attended.

At 11.50pm, at Island

Road, Kleinemonde,

Multi Security armed

response attended to

an alarm and found

an intoxicated man

on the premises, and

two broken windows.

On Monday October

11, Multi Security

attended to an alarm

at a premises in

Bathurst Street where

armed response

officers reported a

positive break-in.

At 5.30pm, Multi

Security armed

response reported

copper pipes stolen at

a premises in

Sevenoaks Drive.

At 12.02am on

Tuesday October 12,

the Multi Security

control room received

an alert of a male

walking in Wharf

Street. Armed

response attended

and asked the male to

leave the area.

There was an

attempted break-in at

a premises in Crane

Crescent at 2.11am.

Multi Security

armed response

attended to the alarm

signal and reported a

break-in.

At 2.03am, the Multi

Security control room

received an alert of a

person walking down

Wharf Street towards

the police station.

Armed response

attended.

At 2.41am, the

control room received

an alert of two people

walking past a

premises in Campbell

Street.

Response officers

reported they were

walking to their house

in Campbell Street.

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Passing of Dudley

Waters a big loss

P A’s respected crime-fighting hero succumbs to Covid-19

ROB KNOWLES

It was with sadness and shock that the

Port Alfred community learnt of the

passing of Dudley Waters, one of the

crime-fighting stalwarts in the area who

was respected among his industry peers

and always presented a friendly face to

the residents of the area.

Waters was born in the area; a true

Eastern Caper who took crime seriously

and worked tirelessly to ensure the safety

of residents and their property.

Waters grew up in a blue collar

environment and, in 1980, with his

parents unable to afford for him to take

his matric exams, he left school and

joined the prison service.

His passion was to join the police

but, being unqualified, he had to shelve

his ambition.

Yet, showing his initiative and the

tenacity he would later be known for, he

studied for his National Senior

Certificate at a technical college and was

then transferred to the police force in

1988 where he remained for 17 years.

The then SAP allowed him to transfer

his rank and pension to the police.

His first assignment was working at

the Cambridge police station where he

stayed for 12 months, and later as a dog

handler at Fleet Street in East London.

Despite his workload, Waters found

time to enjoy playing rugby and showed

enough talent to play for the Free State

Under 21 team.

In 1995, he was appointed to the dog

unit in Makhanda and was later

promoted as the unit commander.

Waters and his first wife, Salome, had

two children, Charl and Marissa. They

were later divorced.

He then married Jenny, who had a

son, Lance, who Waters treated as his

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together, Kim.

In 2003, Waters was boarded, but

remained with the SAPS until 2005 when

he retired.

However, his passion to fight crime

was still a driving force in his life and,

according to his son, Charl, he missed

crime-fighting.

He then decided to dedicate himself

to protecting vulnerable farmers in the

area and founded Panther Security.

Waters recently contracted C ov i d - 1 9

and, despite his protestations, was

eventually taken to hospital.

He unfortunately developed

pneumonia and was placed on a

ventilator, but he passed away.

Panther Security will continue to

operate and follow Waters’ commitment

to the farmers of the area.

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policeman founded Panther Security, protecting farmers in the area

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What we want from councilllors

Readers highlight wish list for service delivery

TK MTIKI

TotT’s Facebook question

was: Now that ward

councillor candidates are

visible on posters, what is your

message and request to the

candidate of your ward and

what would you like to see him

or her fix in your ward?

Readers poured out requests

for service delivery.

Jo Styles Worthington-Smith

referred her wish list to ward 10

candidate Nadine Haynes.

“Nadine Haynes, Ward 10:

We desperately need a wellrun,

organised and central

recycling facility. It’s beyond

understanding that we are not

driving municipal recycling and

community composting. How

will you facilitate this?” she

asked.

H ay n e s responded, saying:

“Hi Jo, I appreciate your

suggestion and agree with you

100%. These are the kinds of

matters we certainly will

address as soon as we are

elected into council.

“At this stage, we are

focused 110% on elections and

desperately need all the votes

we can get in order to have

more seats than the current

number of six to the governing

party who has 13.”

Jan van der Merwe said all

gravel roads needed to be

graded, not just a few.

He added that over two

years in Port Alfred, he had

never seen a grader on certain

roads.

Chantelle De Clercq

summed it up by saying:

“Where do you start? In a

nutshell, the infrastructure.”

Kànneth Deator said Port

Alfred was visually neglected

and unmaintained, and that

getting the basics right was vital

instead of spending money on

unimportant things.

Deator listed water, fixing

potholes and keeping the CBD

clean as things to be prioritised.

Quintus Strydom said: “To

actually show their faces in real

and not only on posters.”

Alida Botes Taylor said

deploy people who are skilled

to deliver efficient services and

eliminate queuing for services. “

“Fix the water problem,” she

said.

Karen RamsayTannahill said

as a start, councilors should be

visible, easily contactable and

p r o a c t ive .

Caryn Bruyns asserted that

water in the taps would be a

great start.

Pauline Angela Weed

echoed Bruyns’ view, saying:

“Have municipal water that

comes out of the taps for a

starter!”

Siya Ngubo said: “Th e y

should equip themselves with

the necessary knowledge to

effectively participate in the

decision making of the council.

“Most of them will be there

for two years before they can

fully understand the basic

concepts used in those

meetings, just being told what

to agree on in the meantime.”

Noelene Lee mentioned a

feeding scheme, skills

upliftment programme, water in

taps, traffic rules enforcement

and Covid-19 vaccine drives.

Mike Kennedy said honesty,

integrity and knowledge were

the three main qualities

required of candidates.

He further said they need to

focus on service delivery which

encompasses many actions and

to resolve the lawlessness which

is crippling the country.

Susan Jeanne Robertson

said: “Sort out the roads, cut

back the overgrown bushes and

clean up the town. These are

not difficult things to do – just

get the municipal staff to do the

job they are paid to do!”

Aletta MacCallum said

water, adding that if they do

their jobs in every department

there wouldn’t be any

problems.

“Stop stealing and thinking it

is your right to do so,” she said.

Gerald and Wanda Loxton

emphatically wrote: “Wa t e r,

water, water!!!”

Ann Atteridge-Tyrrell said:

“You can’t govern from an office

chair, get out and about.”

Zyane Coombe listed water,

better roads, better policing,

that municipal verges be cut

and cleaned, the hazards of

pedestrians crossing at the

Wesley Hill traffic light, and

toilet facilities at the taxi rank.

“Stop the people urinating

on the brick wall [at the taxi

rank], better lighting at the pier

for fishermen,” she said.

CO U N C I L N OT ES

... the municipality’s voice

JON HOUZET

The first in-person

council meeting of the

current council in 10

months was also their

last meeting before the

local government

election next month.

The council met in

the Memorial Hall at

the Port Alfred Civic

Centre rather than the

council chambers.

Only five members

of the public sat in the

gallery, including Talk

of the Town and two

DA candidates for

council.

Several councillors

who will not return

after the election were

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awarded certificates

and recognised as

aldermen, including

mayor Khululwa

Ncamiso and DA

caucus leader Ray

S ch e n k .

Speaker Vivian

Maphaphu said: “It is

my 15th year in

council.

“I’m one of those

councillors not coming

back, but the unity we

created in this council

must not stop.

“You will be getting

new councillors, very

young, very energetic,

but sometimes they

will miss the point.

“Robust debate is

good, but keep the

spirit we have created,”

Maphaphu said.

“In this council

chamber there is no

DA, no EFF, no ANC,”

“It’s about the

communities. Keep

that, that’s how

Ndlambe has

s u r v ive d .”

Ncamiso, ANC

councillor MK Raco,

EFF councillor Xolisa

Runeli and DA

councillor Joc Guest

were absent from the

meeting.

Maphaphu gave

Schenk and ANC chief

whip Andile Marasi the

opportunity to say a

few words.

“Looking back at

our term, it’s been a

privilege and an

honour to be part of

this council, serve the

community and work

with councillors and

o f f i c i a l s ,” Schenk said.

“We ’ve had our

differences, or we

wo u l d n ’t be sitting on

different sides of the

table, but we were able

to resolve them.

“One of the major

challenges is the town’s

water situation.

“But it’s not a

political situation, we

must look at it from an

apolitical position,”

Schenk said.

He thanked

municipal manager

Rolly Dumezweni for

his guidance when

council had deadlocks,

as well as Maphaphu

for being a fair speaker

giving equal

opportunity to each

party in council to

speak, and the mayor

for her guidance.

“I wish the new

council everything of

the best.

“Look at the issue,

not at the person.”

For his part, Marasi

thanked the DA, EFF

and his fellow ANC

councillors for working

t o g e t h e r.

“It is correct we

may have had some

ch a l l e n g e s ,” M a ra s i

said.

“To all the

councillors not coming

back, there’s always

t o m o r r ow,” he said.

Water availability

revisited:

Going over the

minutes of the previous

council meeting in

August, held via MS

Teams, corporate

services director

Lazola Maneli said the

minutes also needed to

record why council

rejected a motion by

the DA that the water

availability charge be

scrapped during the

ongoing water shortage

as many residents had

not been receiving any

municipal supply.

In the last council

meeting, the matter

was put to a vote, with

the six DA councillors

supporting the motion,

10 ANC councillors

voting against it and

the lone EFF councillor

abstaining after calling

the motion illegal and

unconstitutional.

Maneli said the reason

the motion was

rejected, on the

recommendation of the

administration, was

because it would mean

a loss of R12m in

r e ve n u e .

“We already lose

R11m to indigent

c o n s u m e r s ,” Maneli

said.

Supply chain

c o n t rave n t i o n :

Another of the

items in the minutes

was about a matter

raised in the auditor

g e n e ra l ’s report relating

to the municipality’s

contravention of the

supply chain

management

regulations.The DA

had submitted a

ALL HANDS ON DECK

motion, but the matter

was deferred to the

next council meeting

to allow the

administration to

collect relevant

information and

determine the legality

of the motion.

“This is the next

council meeting.

Where is the report?”

Schenk asked.

In response, Maneli

said: “We were not

ready enough.

We ’re seeking the

advice of an advocate.”

Affirmative action:

The position of

director of

i n f ra s t r u c t u ra l

development is going

to be advertised as

current director

Noluthando Vithi’s

contract will terminate

at the end of

D e c e m b e r.

Council agreed that

enough time be

allowed for an

interview panel to be

established after the

new council is formed.

The advertisement

will be placed in

national and regional

newspapers and

shortlisting must be

finalised within 30

days of closing date of

the advertisement.

Schenk agreed that

the post must be

advertised, but took

issue with the

affirmative action

clause in the

a dve r t i s e m e n t .

“After 27 years we

should be on an equal

footing to not need

affirmative action.

“I look around at

our officials and we

seem to be doing well,”

he said.

ANC councillors

and municipal officials

laughed at Schenk’s

comments.

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STEERING THE SHIP: The Damant Lodge board held its AGM recently. Re-elected members

are, back from left, Louis du Preez, Kevin Heny and Ross Purdon; middle row, David Janks,

Wilma Jurgensen, Gill Wansell and Dot Parsons, and front, Heather Howard and Margaret

Barnard who is social liaison officer on the staff. The residents committee, led by Ruth Jackson,

recently raised R5,000 for the Lodge from an in-house cake sale and donations, as the Lodge

has been unable to hold its annual public fundraisers during the covidlockdown


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FRESH AIR AND FARM FARE

DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION

PERFECT DAY: Enjoying a day out in warm weather at the Medolino Farmers Market last Saturday are, from left, Gladys and

Stewart Hall, and their friends Dick and Cynthia de Klerk Picture: JON HOUZET

LAST LAUGHS:

The Port Alfred

High School

2021 matric

class held a

Turn About Day

on the first day

of the fourth

term to mark

the last week of

class before

beginning their

final exams on

October 27.

Showing a bit

of leg in their

girls’ outfits are

James

Mileham, left,

and Kyle

Doyle. There

are 61

candidates

sitting the finals

and they will

write their final

paper on

December 1


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EDITORIAL

OPINION

Appalling

civic apathy

There were pitifully few members of the

public at the first in-person council

meeting in 10 months held at the Port

Alfred Civic Centre last Friday.

This, despite my appeal in this column

last week for residents to attend to show they

care about the decisions being made by the

municipality, as all of us are affected.

While most councillors and officials were

in attendance at the open meeting, only five

members of the public were in the gallery.

Besides this writer, there were two DA

candidates for council, the chairman of the

Port Alfred Residents and Ratepayers

Association who left soon after the meeting

started, and a former mayor, SiphoTandani,

who has an interest in current water projects.

Important items were discussed and

approved, like the new 1MLRO plant in the

front page story. As has been pointed out, the

aspect of that plant completely omitted from

discussion in council is the environmental

impact from brine discharge into the Kowie

R ive r.

We desperately need more water, but at

what cost aside from the obvious service

charges? Although members of the public

may not speak at these council meetings,

having a presence is crucial as you can give

input to your ward councillor or one of the

other councillors both before and in

response to the decisions taken. A handful of

people do not represent the concerns and

interests of an entire town.

One of the other items that arose in the

minutes of the previous council meeting –

held online – was the reason given for

council rejecting a motion by the DA that the

water availability charge be scrapped during

the ongoing water shortage as many

residents have not been receiving any

municipal supply.

In addition to the reason – that the

municipality would lose R12-million in

revenue – it emerged that the municipality

already loses R11-million to indigent

consumers who do not pay this charge.

These are things worth knowing.

Another matter, related to our water crisis,

is the report in the agenda about a new

waterborne sewerage project referred to as

link sanitation services.

The proposed infrastructure will permit

sewage to gravitate to single pump stations

which in turn will pump the sewage to the

waste water treatment works and the

decommissioning of 10 current pumps

situated across Port Alfred. Municipal

manager RollyDumezweni said the

sanitation project was needed to bypass

dysfunctional pump stations in Nemato

resulting from residents flushing materials

which block the sewer line.

Sewage is not reaching the sewerage

works, and the wastewater RO plant built by

Quality Filtration Systems needs sewage to

be able to operate.

Jon Houzet

Each dawn is greeted with

melodious songs from the

treetops.

Migratory birds return to

their nesting places with

renewed enthusiasm for the

coming season.

Knowledge of times and

seasons is instinctive … but it is

still amazing.

Jeremiah 8:7 says: “Even the

stork in the sky knows her

appointed seasons, and the

dove, the swift and the thrush

observe the time of their

WONDERFUL SURPRISE: The children of Happy Hours Pre-primary in Port Alfred brought a delicious cake to the Talk of the Town offices on

Friday October 1 to congratulate the paper on its 25th anniversary. Escorted by school principal Auntie Tracy Lloyd were, from left, Amy Botha,

Natalie Hanstein and Unakho Makubalo Picture: ROB KNOWLES

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The love we Rotarians

have for our land: a poem

A poem:

Cry the beloved country

Not tears of despair and frustration,

But tears of joy and appreciation.

Appreciate what, you may ask, as we

see levels of corruption and crime soar

When we as Rotarians work with

people who are destitute and poor

When our economy is on its knees

And racist opinions still get spoken

with such ease

And we are expected to be grateful?

Oh please!

Stop. Stop and take time to look

around you.

Wake up early and experience an

African sunrise,

The red, yellow and orange colours so

vibrant they hurt your eyes.

Walk or drive down any street,

Our abundant flora flourishes

everywhere in the African heat.

Venture out of your suburban

surrounds,

And the infinite beauty of our

treasured country abounds.

Witness a herd of wild animals

thundering by,

Look up and appreciate our seemingly

endless African sky.

But as remarkable as the natural

attractions in our country are,

It’s our people that shine brighter than

any star.

We are resilient, spirited and loyal no

matter the cost,

That spirit of Ubuntu among us South

Africans will never be lost.

May the tears you cry be because you

k n ow,

That your commitment to South Africa

will continue to grow.

May the tears you cry be because you

understand

The love we Rotarians have for South

Africa, our land.

(This poem was read at the recent

Rotary Club of Port Alfred induction

d i n n e r. )

DELENE HAWKINS

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As a result of the extreme cold

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The appointed seasons

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

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migration. But my people do not

know the requirements of the

L o r d .”

Speaking to the people of

Israel, the Lord Jesus said that

they could predict the weather

by looking at the clouds and the

wind.

He then went on to say:

“Hypocrites! You know how to

interpret the appearance of the

earth and the sky. How is it that

you don’t know how to interpret

this present time,” (Luke 12:56)?

They were on the brink of a

new season.

The gracious gift of salvation

through faith in the Lord Jesus

Christ was about to become a

reality … but many of them did

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The Kenton Story, the book on

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which was published some

years ago, and which has

been out of print for a long

time, has now been re-issued

as a digital book.

It can be read on all

electronic media.

The selling price is R100,

which includes 25% of which

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To purchase your own

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I would like to say a very big

thank you to Gem Auto, they

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They came out in the

not understand the

requirements of the Lord!

Many Christians believe we

are living in the “last days”.

This refers to a period just

prior to the second coming of

the Lord Jesus.

As birds are guided by

instinct and weather is

predicted by clouds and wind,

so the last days is preceded by

many signs.

These signs are too

numerous to mention here, but

each one is plainly seen in the

pouring rain to load it onto the

flatbed and assured me

everything will be okay.

They truly are a “Gem” to

this town.

JACOLIEN FOURIE

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world that we are living in

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the times and seasons and be

fully prepared for what is about

to take place.

The day of the Lord will

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“So then, let us not be like

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PA Lions Club celebrates 10 years

Many projects, despite virus, assist community

JON HOUZET

John Dell was inducted for a

second term as president of

the Lions Club of Port Alfred

at its 10th anniversary,

celebrated at the Port Alfred Skiboat

Club last Saturday.

Past council chairperson

Mike Newlands acted as MC

and welcomed guests who

included Lions council

chairperson Brian van der

Decken, representatives of the

Port Alfred Rotary Club, Round

Table and other Lions clubs.

Charter president of the Port

Alfred Lions Club, Rob Brunette,

gave the toast to Lions

International and Van der

Decken gave the reply.

He said there were 48,000

Lions clubs throughout the

world, comprising 1.4-million

members.

The message from the Lions

International president was

“service from the heart”, Van

der Decken said.

“Lions International

congratulates the Port Alfred

Lions Club on 10 years of

service and many more.”

Past presidents of the Lions

Club were all invited to light

candles for their year or two

years as president. They

included Brunette, Lloyd

Stephenson, Nico Muller (who

could not attend), Norman

Elliott, Francois de Klerk and

Dell. In his valedictory speech,

Dell said the Covid-19

pandemic had changed life.

“Although we got the feeling

during the past year that we had

not achieved much, there were

quite a few projects that we

were successful with,” he said.

In July 2020, the Lions

provided face masks to the staff

of various care centres at

retirement villages, and

supported Loaves and Fishes

and Round Table with food

p a rc e l s .

They also provided the SPCA

with blankets and food, and

books for the SPCA thrift shop.

A group of Lions went to

Makhanda to hand over nine

pairs of spectacles to pupils at

Kuyasa Special Needs School.

“This is where we met Justin

du Plooy who is now our

transfer member. Here too we

met Alec Mckerrow, who has

joined our club and has become

an absolute asset as our new

s e c r e t a r y,” Dell said.

Lions also donated funds to a

local school for a classroom to

be painted, and donated teddy

bears to Port Alfred Primary

S ch o o l .

They supported the Bathurst

Show committee by buying

bumper stickers from them and

distributing them.

“The NSRI needed their

rescue vehicle’s suspension

replaced and through Dirk [de

Vos] we donated towards that.

Various other items were

donated to the NSRI,” Dell said.

Lions also donated funds to

Multi Security to erect another

security camera which proved

to be helpful in identifying and

arresting criminals.

Four wheelchairs were

handed over to Damant Lodge

which were serviced and

repaired by Rowell Smith, and

Mark Denson donated two

more chairs to the club.

Lions also recently donated

water to Damant Lodge to help

fill new tanks they had installed

during the water crisis.

They also transported

shelving donated to Retreat 2

Eden animal sanctuary.

Members also helped with

the Uitenhage Lion Motorcycle

Rally at the Bathurst

Showgrounds, and Hospice

with their golf day, and

sponsored a hole at the SPCA

golf day. They also donated

towards a roof at the SPCA.

“We sold all our Christmas

cakes well before Christmas.

“This is Lion Mike’s

[Newlands] baby and he has

made us proud,” Dell said.

Lions also held a diabetes

awareness day, offering free

screening.

They contributed R5,000 to

Huis Diaz to purchase

equipment and another R5,000

to Loaves and Fishes for

DECADE’S COMMITTMENT: The charter members of the Port Alfred Lions Club who are still

members, from left, Norman Elliott, Dennis White, Gail Turner, Mike Newlands, John Dell, Rob

Brunette and Neville Williamson Picture: JON HOUZET

Christmas shoebox presents.

Forty-eight Christmas cakes

were included.

“We are supporting the golf

academy [for development

golfers]. We have just recently

built another clubhouse for

them and further alterations are

being done,” he said.

Lions now share the Round

Table clubhouse with Tablers

and Dell said it was a win-win

for both clubs.

One of the Lions’ ongoing

projects is a monthly river

clean-up aboard Denson’s

barge, Integrity.

“We recently purchased

trees for Arbor Day and are

planting them in suitably

chosen areas,” Dell said.

STERLING SERVICE: Port Alfred Lions Club president John

Dell, left, is inducted for a second term by council chairperson

Brian van der Decken at a luncheon at the Port Alfred Ski-boat

Club last Saturday Picture: JON HOUZET

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FEELING GOOD

Chance to let

your light shine

Enter the Port Alfred’s Got Talent auditions

COLAB

LUCKY WINNER: Cherry

Smith was the lucky

winner in the monthly

pensioner’s draw

Sunshine Coast SPAR.

Pictured with her is Verlin

Jacobs, one of the

managers at the store

It’s time to see if ‘Port Alfred’s

Got Talent’ ...

Are you an aspiring

musician, or do you have a

band?

Are you are a magician, or a

dancer, or do you have a

unique talent to showcase?

Well, it’s time to start

p ra c t i sing for the auditions that

will take place at Medolino

Caravan Park on Saturday

November 27 in the Port

Alfred’s Got Talent (PAGT)

competition.

All proceeds will go to the

Port Alfred Feral Cat Project.

Susan Coetzee, of

Medolino, has noticed that

since government restrictions

were implemented due to the

Covid pandemic, artists h ave

been unable to perform before

larger audiences and this has

stifled new talent from

emerging.

Coetzee wants to give an

opportunity for the people in

town to show off their talent to

the rest of the community.

“We love the community

and, at Medolino, we want to

provide entertainment for the

whole area,” said Coetzee who,

together with her partner,

Johnny Young, have

comfortably settled in the

community in a short space of

time.

Coetzee said she was now

living her dream.

Now, this is your chance to

live your dream, an opportunity

to begin your journey to

stardom and, even better, there

will be prizes for the winning

act.

These will be explained in

later news releases.In addition

to PAGT, November 27 is also

time for the Medolino Farmers’

Market.

So, while you are shopping

for your favourite local produce

you can drop in, watch and

listen to the auditions.

It is going to be a really fun

and exciting weekend.

PAGT is open to all residents

of the area; from Alexandria to

the Fish River and inland,

including Makhanda

(Grahamstown). There is a

registration fee of R50 per act

and registration forms will be

printed in Talk of the Town

closer to the event.

So, in the meantime, get

your acts in order.

Medical aid cover for

breast cancer differs

GOOD TEAM-UP: Jo Styles, left, and Jamey Ries shared space selling their products at the

Medolino Farmers Market last Saturday. Styles makes environmentally friendly soaps, washing

powder and deodorants and Ries makes products from hemp Picture: JON HOUZET

BIANKA BENNETT

One in every 33 women may be

diagnosed with breast cancer –

the statistics are very real.

While we all hope this is a

reality we will never face, it is

one we should prepare against.

Let’s first look at how you

can reduce the risk through

regular examinations and how

your medical aid can help.

If you notice any changes in

your breasts, such as a new

lump or skin changes, consult

your doctor.

Also, ask your doctor when

to begin mammograms and

other screenings based on your

personal history.

This is of vital importance as

the disease can spread

a g g r e s s ive l y.

In cancer of the breast, with

Stage 1, there is an 80% chance

of survival if caught early.

Most medical schemes have

programmes pertaining to

Preventative or Wellness

Benefits.

These are examples of the

examinations that should be

done:

Mammograms – M a ny

medical aids will cover the cost

of a mammogram every second

year as part of their Wellness or

Preventative screening

p r o g ra m m e .

For high-risk individuals this

may be done annually.

BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene

testing – The BRCA gene test is a

blood test that uses DNA

analysis to identify harmful

changes (mutations) in either

one of the two genes — B R CA 1

and BRCA2.

People who have inherited

mutations in these genes face a

much higher risk of developing

breast and/or ovarian cancer

compared with the general

population.

Clinical Breast Examination

– Every young girl and woman

should know how to selfexamine

their own breasts.

Alternatively, a doctor or

gynaecologist could do this at

least once a year.

All medical aids, even

hospital plans, must provide

Prescribed Minimum Benefits

(PMBs). These are guaranteed

minimum benefits and do

include cover for oncology.

The costs associated with

treating cancer can be huge.

Without medical aid cover

or the financial means to pay for

your treatments in cash, you will

have to settle for treatment at a

public hospital.

Public service strikes,

understaffed facilities and

overworked state employees are

some of the considerations one

must deal with if undergoing

cancer treatment at a state

hospital.

It is then important to

remember that as a cancer

survivor, your chance of

developing cancer again in the

future is higher.

Your medical costs in general

may also be higher depending

on how well you recover after

the initial treatment.

Therefore, medical aid cover

is essential.

The extent of the benefit may

vary among medical aids, so it is

important to understand your

cover and to reassess it from

time to time to ensure it remains

suitable for your stage of life.

Let’s look at some basic

guidelines on how the medical

schemes cover oncology:

All medical schemes will

provide cover for treatable

breast cancer. This will include

in-hospital care, specialist fees,

chemotherapy, radiation, and

medication.

The amount they pay, and

the type of treatment will

depend on the medical aid and

the option you have chosen.

Notify your medical aid

immediately of the diagnosis.

Get pre-authorisation for

treatment.

It is possible your medical

aid will expect you to enrol in

their oncology programme.

Use a designated service

p r ov i d e r so you do not need to

pay in the difference if your

specialist is contracted out of the

medical aid rates.

You and your doctor will

have to submit a treatment plan

to your medical aid. This will

then be evaluated for treatment

and medication.

Some procedures and

treatments are excluded in the

amount your medical aid is

prepared to pay.

Some medical schemes will

pay the cost of a wig, breast

prosthesis, and re-constructive

surgery after a mastectomy.

Each medical aid has their

own rules for services for which

they will pay.

Cancer is a disease that

needs immediate medical care,

and the earlier it is caught the

greater the chance of recovery.

It is therefore important to

consider medical aid cover

while you are young and

healthy, especially if you are at

risk of developing cancer, rather

than waiting for the condition,

or any condition, to set it in.

Contact us to ensure you are

covered for conditions such as

cancer and let us assist you in

making the best decisions.

Contact me at

bianka@edgefinance.co.za


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AROUND SCHOOL

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Christian Academy

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pupils, from left,

Lilitha Harmans,

Mbali Dike, Pawu

Mkonto and

Monique Strydom

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N E I G H B O U R LY NOTES

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

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

DAY 567 of the national lockdown and it’s

official, according to health minister Joe Phaahla,

SA has passed the third wave of the virus.

Most restrictions have been relaxed and life is

beginning to get back to normal.

Yet, like it or not, the world has changed. Many

people have discovered they can work just as

efficiently from home as from the office.

Video conferencing has become more

common, but for it to become more mainstream it

needs a serious overhaul. Meetings can take an

hour of more just to get started.

From an entertainment point of view, the

internet streaming services industry has seen

huge numbers of new subscribers.

Will cinemas and theatres suffer? What will

entertainment look like in the future?

What about tourists; will they want to travel as

much as they did pre-pandemic and, will the

tourism sector change to suit?

Many are growing tired of the mask-wearing

and having their hands constantly santised as they

enter shops, though for others it has become

second nature.

The curfew is now from midnight to 4am daily,

though why this is still in place is a mystery.

There are so many reports of people walking to

their homes during those hours and the

authorities seem unconcerned.

BUDDING artists of every genre are being invited

to attend the Port Alfred’s Got Talent auditions,

scheduled for November 27 at the Medolino

Caravan Park.

The competition is open to everyone who

resides in the Talk of the Town distribution area,

from Fish River to Alexandria, and inland to

include Makhanda (Grahamstown).

Do you sing solo, or in a band or a choir? Do

you play a musical instrument or are you part of

an orchestra? Do you dance solo or in a group?

Are you a burgeoning magician, a stand-up

comedian, or have a special talent?

There are no categories or age differentiation,

meaning those who inspire the most votes from

the judges will be declared the winners.

So, show of your talent at Medolino and stand

a chance of being a finalist in the Port Alfred’s Got

Talent show, scheduled from early next year.

Incidentally, on November 27 there will also

be another farmers market at Medolino, so there’s

even more reason to attend.

GET on your bike. A new business has opened in

Port Alfred at 88 Albany Road, called Hero

Motorcycles, selling quality Indian motorcycles

that provide similar features to other bikes but at a

lower price.

As Hero owner Brian Fitzhenry said, after

having lived in other parts of Africa, motorcycles

are the most common form of transport.

Good luck in your new enterprise.

THIS weekend and up to Tuesday, many people in

the area have suffered not only because of lack of

water but also the relentless loadshedding.

While inconvenient for most, sitting in the

dark on Tuesday evening for the elderly or infirm

must have been very difficult.

Perhaps, with local election just around the

corner, this wasn’t the best time for Eskom to

experience problems.

Mind you, the municipality is doing its bit.

Verges are being cleaned and potholes filled and,

hopefully, the clean-up and repairs will last at

least until the votes are counted on November 2.

CONGRATULATIONS and happy birthday

greetings to everyone having a special day in the

week ahead. We wish you all a wonderful day

and a super carefree year ahead, especially to

Johan Potgieter, Arno Strohm, Arabella Sponneck,

Tamara Yete, Eve Wallace, Jenivie Grune, Joan

Purdon, Kim Wilson, Doreen McCarthy, Terrence

McCarthy, Brendan Walker, Sarah Ford, Neil de

Villiers, Rodney Gradwell, Alfred Scheepers,

Arthur Manning, Andrew Warren, Shaun Elms,

David Drennan, Mick Tuck, Dean Samuel,

ARRAY OF TREATS: Friends Candy Fryer, left,

and Carol van Blommestein with some of their

Candy’licious products for sale at the

Medolino Farmers Market last Saturday

Picture: JON HOUZET

Michael Dewsnap, Gerald Spilkin, Louise Butler,

June Wheelwright, Nadia Harris, Pat Soine,

Jeanette Msipa, Helen Cowie, Lorraine Samuel,

Clinton ”Stoffel” Schultz, Claire Purdon, Arlene

Young, Rory Gailey, Wendy Vivier, Erica McNulty

and Jenny Potter.

BEST wishes and continued success to businesses

celebrating an anniversary soon. Pig ‘n Whistle,

The Crazy Store, The Hospice Shop, Guido’s Port

Alfred.

AS mentioned above, SA’s inconsistent electrical

supply is causing huge financial losses to both

businesses and citizens.

In an attempt to restore normal electrical

supply, the government placed an order for

powerships, essentially floating electrical power

g e n e ra t o r s .

However, the tender, awarded to

Karowership, is now being contested by a losing

bidder, DNG, on the grounds of corrupt tender

practices. That problem should sound familiar

among residents of the area who are aware of the

political machinations involved in the various RO

tenders issued by the municipality.

One wonders how much of our money is

wasted in litigation and reissuing of tenders.

The price of Brent Crude has also burst

through the $80 per barrel mark and will see

sharp increases in the cost of fuel and transport in

the short-term.

With last year’s financial figures in brackets to

compare against this year’s trading figures, at the

time of going to press the Rand was trading at

R14.87 to the Dollar (R16.53), R20.27 to the

Pound (R21.41) and R17.19 to the Euro (R19.40).

Gold is trading at $1,767.84 per fine ounce

($1,899.47), platinum at $1,010.34 per ounce

($874.00) Brent Crude Oil at $83.21 per barrel

($42.20).

IT was a shock to hear of the passing of one of the

area’s stalwart crime fighters, Dudley Waters. Talk

of the Town wishes strength for the family and

friends of Dudley during this time of grief.

MAY happiness and contentment continue to be

in your lives for many more great years ahead to

all couples celebrating another wedding

anniversary. Good wishes and congratulations,

especially to Colin and Joan Purdon.

THOUGHT for the week: “It is only when we

silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence

that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that

life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the

doorsteps of our hearts.”

BEST regards as always,

The Team

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F E AT U R E

Hero Motorcycles a boost for PA

New business

o ff e r s

a ff o rd a b l e ,

quality bikes

TOTT REPORTER

Hero Motorcycles has

great news for Port

Alfred biking

enthusiasts, having opened its

doors on Monday morning,

selling quality bikes at

affordable prices.

At the opening of Hero Port

Alfred, which is situated at 88

Albany Road, owner Brian

Fitzhenry told Talk of the Town

he had decided to start the

business after seeing an

advertisement about Hero

bikes.

“The ad showed these

quality bikes that have a fiveyear,

100,000km warrantee.

“Best of all, the prices were

right, ranging from R20,000 to

R45,000, and they are therefore

much cheaper than many

similar bikes on the market.

“I worked elsewhere in

Africa for eight years where

motorcycling is a way of life.

“I wanted to bring the same

benefits to the local people.

“It is one of the best ways to

travel in Africa. I want to make it

possible to own a bike.

“These bikes are suitable for

everyone, whether you use

them for day-to-day transport,

HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO: The newest store in Port Alfred opened its doors on Monday October 11.

The store sells a wide range of quality motorcycles, each including a 100,000km and a five-year warranty.

From left, are store manager Angelique Botha, owner Brian Fitzhenry, workshop manager PieterJooste

and Clinton Millard, the chairperson of the Port Alfred Business Forum Picture: ROB KNOWLES

on the farm or as an adventure

e n t h u s i a s t ,” Fitzhenry said.

Though the supplier began

as a joint venture between

Indian company Hero and

technology provider Honda of

Japan in 1984, Hero

Motorcycles was founded in

2011. Since then, Hero

MotoCorp has become the

wo r l d ’s largest motorcycle

company, recently producing

it’s 100 millionth motorcycle. It

has also won awards from Bike

Of The Year to being in the top

100 most Trusted Companies by

Forbes Magazine. From the

commercial bikes such as the

2021 Eco Deluxe i3S to the

Hero XPulse Range, there is a

motorcycle to suit just about

e ve r yo n e ’s tastes and pockets.

There is a fully-equipped

workshop, so maintaining your

bike is easy and convenient.

Pieter Jooste is the manager and,

as a qualified mechanic, has lots

INSIDE THE SHOWROOM: Hero shop manager,

Angelique Botha, left, and owner Brian Fitzhenry

stand beside the Hero motorcycles that could

become the new method of transport in the area

Picture: ROB KNOWLES

of experience in repairing and

maintaining bikes.

Angelique Botha is the shop

manager looks forward to

assisting customers and show

them the wide range of

motorcycles on display.

Port Alfred Business Forum

ch a i r p e r s o n Clinton Millard was

invited as a guest at the

opening.

“It’s always good to see new

business opening in Port Alfred

and bringing a new service to

our town. With the support of

our local business we can keep

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The city is renowned for its

educational institutions, for

being the national seat of

the judiciary and for its

cultural events

makhanda

festival city

with SID PENNEY

Send your news of local events

and achievements, or of any

issues you might be having to

sidp@imaginet .co.za

or call (046) 624-4356

picture © bernard mackenzie / 123RF.com

THE DARKNESS IS BACK

So, it seems as if that unwanted and

unwelcome inconvenience of load

shedding is back, and in full force, but

hopefully for not too long. Well at least

the cold winter months saw

Makhandans able to snuggle up to their

heaters on really cold days and nights.

Something to be thankful for.

As if Makhanda’s (Grahamstown)

on-off water situation was not bad

enough, now there’s load shedding on

top of it. One side of town gets water

pumped through to it on a certain day,

and the other side of town the next day,

and so on. But the municipality does

not always appear to stick to that plan.

I hear some residents lamenting.

“Not everybody in Makhanda has

water tanks and pumps.” That is

probably the reason there are often

long queues at the water spring on the

road to Stones Hill. A resident

informed me that last Friday he had to

wait for more than an hour before

being able to fill his containers with the

cool, fresh water emanating from the

hills.

Oh, and before I forget,

Makhandans have to contend with the

thousands of potholes littering their

streets. But that’s another story that has

been covered on numerous occasions

in this column.

CAMPUS APPOINTMENT

Ms Siyasanga Hompashe has been

appointed development and

fundraising manager at the

communications and advancement

division of Rhodes University. An

alumna of Rhodes, she took up her

position on October 1.

TOPPING UP WITH TAR

Somebody has been filling in potholes

around town in recent days and with

proper tar too. Forty years ago it would

have been the municipality, no

question about that, and the workers

responsible for that function were

called the tar patching team.

These days it could well be one or

more of the community-minded

businesses and individuals who have

donated money towards the repairs or

even done the job themselves, as

residents will have noticed over the last

couple of years.

But, with something happening on

November 1, it is more than likely the

municipality that has been filling in

and tarring over potholes. If so, well

done, but why have you waited so

long?

AUCTION ACTION HOTS UP

Rotary Club of Grahamstown’s online

auction in support of Hospice and

Food4Futures will be launched online

at

w w w. r o t a r y c l u b o f g ra h a m s t ow n . c o . z a

on October 18. This will continue until

the live auction dinner at the Wyvern

club on Saturday, November 6 when

tickets for the three-course dinner will

cost R290 per person.

Bookings for the dinner can be

made via email at

Belinda@itsnet.co.za or on 082 375

4498.

Among the auction lots on offer are

two nights at Kwandwe Private Game

Reserve, a flight in a Tiger Moth

aircraft, a Fusion hamper, two nights at

Arch Rock Resort and a family fun

weekend at Blanco Guest Farm at

Ta r k a s t a d .

PLAQUE UNVEILED

Not only did the SPCA hold its open

day on Sunday, October 3 but it also

officially opened its clinic building

with the unveiling of a new plaque. The

S P CA’s clinic has been dedicated to the

memory of Jane Dalton for her many

years of service to the animals and

community

of

Grahamstown/Makhanda. Her good

friend Sheila Eichhoff unveiled the

plaque.

PARKRUN BACK IN THE BOTS

After more than 18 months of no

official parkruns in Makhanda, the

popular 5km run and walk got

underway again in Makana botanical

gardens last Saturday. The starting time

is 8am each Saturday from the entrance

to ‘The Bots’ in Lucas Avenue.

CUL-DE-SAC MEMORIES

Former Grahamstonian Nigel Waters,

now living in East London, was very

interested in the story titled “Parry and

B ow l e r s ” in last week’s column.

He writes: “Your mention of Parry

Street brought back some memories of

growing up in this delightful little culde-sac,

consisting of eight houses, back

in the sixties and seventies.

“My parents’ home, situated at 2

Parry Street, was built by well-known

local builder Ivan Daniels in the 1960s.

I understand that the area had

originally been an orchard, and we

managed to retain a number of fruit

trees on the property when doing the

build. Trees that I can recall included

PORT ALFRED BRIDGE CLUB

BBO Pairs Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Board 04 Dealer W, all vulnerable. No 20877

You are West and pick up this powerful two

suiter, what are your thoughts concerning the

hand?

You should be pleased with it because it is a

four loser hand requiring very little from partner

to bring home a slam. Perhaps as little as

A x x in spades and Q x, or even xx in clubs

may be enough. You need to not only convey

i nfo r m at i on to par t ner, b ut to t r y to gat her

information from partner as to your optimum

contract.

With N – S silent throughout most pairs bid as

follows; 1S – 2D; 3C – 4S: half the field then

passed and the other half made a slam try.

A case can be made for re-bidding spades rather than bidding 3C. Partner

has bid 2D, by passing clubs, showing at least 10 points and forcing the

partnership to at least the level of 2NT. Thus a 2S bid cannot be passed

and shows a probable 6 card spade suit. Because of your heart void there

is some likelihood of partner holding a heart suit, then bidding 3H as a no

trump probe, or signing off in 2NT with a minimum type hand. Over 2NT or

3H opener can now bid 4C, thus showing the two suited nature of the hand

by-passing 3NT. In this case with partner jumping to game in spades a slam

try is the preferred option. Most West’s chose a Blackwood bid, but since

partner has already agreed spades a cue bid of 5C shows first round control

of clubs and gives partner the opportunity to bid 5D if he/she has the Ace.

If partner bids 5D then you can bid the slam with confidence as partner

surely has either the Ace or the Queen of spades, or even both honours.

Results…..

4S+2 (3); 6S= (3)

N – S 1st K Botha & A Osinsk………………....57.2%

2nd Dianne & David Long………………54.4%

E – W 1st E Rodrigues & J Howes…………….55.6%

2nd E Clayton & M Newport…………....52.8%

GET PLANTING: Elizabeth Sweetman of Sunnyside Garden Centre in

Cromwell Street shows off two trays of seedlings that can be planted at

this time of spring. On the left are red frilly lettuce and on the right

Celosia Plumosa Gloria. She said that the nursery is well-stocked at the

moment, and other seedlings waiting for immediate planting include

petunias, asters, gazanias, marigolds, snapdragons, alyssums and

chrysanthenums. To help gardens reach peak condition, Sunnyside also

stocks compost and fertiliser. Picture: SID PENNEY.

mulberries, figs, lemons, limes and

plums.

“At one point, three Waters siblings

owned houses in Parry Street – my dad,

Edwin at number 2, younger brother

Cleve at number 4 and baby brother

Geoff at number 6. I recall many

fiercely competitive cricket, touch

rugby and soccer matches being

played with friends and family in the

‘c i rc l e ’ part of the street in the 70s.

“Other residents I can recall were

Jaap and Martha Olckers at number 1,

Joan and Arthur Frier at number 3 and

Sid Meyer at number 5. By around the

mid-1970s the Full Gospel Church

acquired number 8 as a church manse,

occupied by the Hofmeyers, Rowlands

and then the Tiplers.

“Bobby Shaw at number 7 and

Denzil Fincham at number 1 were

more recent, but also long-term,

residents of Parry Street. My parents

lived in the house for around 50 years

before we assisted them to relocate to

Damant Lodge in Port Alfred in 2013.”

M OV E D

The “Nearly New” shop selling all sorts

of used goods has moved from upper

High Street to the western side of

Pepper Grove Mall (next to PEP

stores).

MIXED PAIRS AT BELMONT

The Ailsa Trophy golf competition is a

mixed pairs greensomes and takes to

the Belmont course on Sunday,

October 31. The handicapped section

will be played over a marathon 36

holes and the non-handicap section

over 18 holes. For more info contact

Megan on 082 807 3234.

HEAD AND HIS DEPUTY

Nicholas Lane has been appointed

head of school (head prefect) at St

Andrew’s College for 2022, and Mlibo

Xotyeni second head of school (deputy

head prefect).

OUTSTANDING AWARDS

The Diocesan School for Girls (DSG)

prize-giving ceremony last week saw

several special awards being made.

Among them were the Head’s Awards

for outstanding contributions to the

school, and the recipients were

Chelsea Cordner, Jessica Ovendale,

Wama Polo, Amy Fowlds and Monique

du Toit.

The Sportswoman of the Year was

named as Chelsea Lennett, while the

Thomson Cup for sportsmanship went

the way of Riley Cawse.

BOTSWANA SELECTION

Ame Gabaraane of Kingswood College

has been selected to represent the

Botswana U18 netball team.

SCULPTURES EARN GOLD

Three double gold awards were made

in the visual arts (sculpture) division of

Carinus Art Centre’s 2021 exhibition

awa r d s .

Victoria Girls’ High School pupil

Sidney-Faye Wiggett-Newton was

awarded double gold and Lelami

Ngoqo of Graeme College gold in

Grade 12.

Nazo Masinda (VGHS) won gold in

Grade 11. PJ Olivier High School

Grade 10 pupils Liandri van Vuuren

and Danelle Fourie were both awarded

double gold, while home-schooled

Max Farouk was awarded gold.

HIGHER AND HIGHER

Bryce Putzier broke the existing U17

pole vault record at his first attempt at

last week’s St Andrew’s College interhouse

athletics meeting with a height

of 4,10 metres. The previous record

had stood at 3,50 metres since WD Bell

set it in 2007. Putzier then went on to

better the new record with a height of

4,25 metres.

COLOURS, NOW HONOURS

While in Grade 10 in 2019, Anna

Timmermans was awarded Kingswood

College music Colours, and this year

saw the versatile musician awarded

cultural Honours for her music

prowess. She plays the piano, violin,

clarinet and alto saxophone, having

taken up the latter instrument in 2019.

DUO EARNS HONOURS

Jack Brown and Jacob Erasmus have

been awarded St Andrew’s College

Honours for first aid and community

engagement respectively.

Brown has been described as a firstaider

who has set a new standard for

what is possible from a school firstaider.

Erasmus is a long-standing

member of the community

engagement club and Interact club

committees, and has been described as

a “one of a kind, a trail-blazer”.

BENNETT IN OATLANDS

Up there in the Oatlands area just

above the Albany Sports Club, and

running off Florence Street, is Bennett

Street. Ever wondered how it got its

name?

Bennett Street was named in 1969

in memory of Colin Bennett, late

Member of Parliament for Albany who

at the time owned Oatlands House,

according to the official listing of

Grahamstown streets.

SWIMMING IN GHANA

The 14-year-old Diocesan School for

Girls (DSG) Grade 8 pupil Kwezi

Jacobs is presently in Ghana where she

is representing South Africa at the

CANA African junior and senior

swimming championships which run

until Sunday. She specialises in

breaststroke and freestyle.

SHINING ACADEMICALLY

Kingswood College academic

Honours have been awarded to Taryn

Brown, Rebecca Crook, Luke Kelly and

Catherine Williamson, while

academic Colours have been awarded

to Nana Abebreseh, Leah Jonas, Ashley

Masenya, Ben Morrison, Aphiwe

Mvunelwa and Adam Young.

CITY HALL CHANGES

A copy of the “Grahamstown Guide

1947”, published by the then City

Council and distributed free of charge

to residents, was recently loaned to me

by a reader (thank you, GS!) and

contains some rather interesting

information.

One of the early chapters is “What

to see in Grahamstown”, and the tour

commences at the City Hall.

Did you know that back in the

1940s the Council Chamber was

downstairs, and was described as a

“well-proportioned and appropriately

furnished hall with an interesting

collection of portraits of former

M ayo r s ”?

Then the surprise. Upstairs in the

City Hall were the studios and offices

of the Grahamstown branch of the SA

Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

The SABC building was only to

come later on the corner of African

Street and Hill Street. The guide stated

that building plans had been passed

and building operations were

“expected to commence in the near

future”. Today the former SABC

building is occupied by an Eastern

Cape Government department.

T H I R S T Y:

Donkeys,

especially those

of the newly-born

kind, also need to

drink, and this

youngster wanted

to drink in front of

this property in

Sunnyside. A

neighbour in the

area decided to

name the

re c e n t l y - b o r n

donkey Sunny

after the suburb

in which he was

born. Picture: SID

P E N N E Y.


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F E AT U R E

Check your breasts every month

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are urged to understand early detection is vital

PRETTY IN PINK: A familiar sight on the corner of Heron street and

Atherstone road is the pink tree. The idea of draping the tree in pink

was started by Vanessa van Aarde who lost her mother-in-law to

cancer, as well as clients over a 20-year period. She is passionate about

Breast Cancer month and it is very close to her heart

DR ILANA

J O U B E RT

The incidence of

breast cancer

among South

African women is

increasing and it is one

of the most common

cancers among women

in SA.

It is the most

prevalent cancer

among white and

Asian women and the

second most common

cancer among black

and coloured women.

Early detection of

the condition can lead

to effective treatment

and a positive

prognosis.

About 90% of

patients survive for

many years after

diagnosis when breast

cancer is detected

during the early stages

of the disease.

Screening has been

shown through studies

to reduce the breast

cancer mortality rate

by 30-40%.

Regular self-breast

examination and

regular mammograms

are key to early

detection.

The Radiological

Society of SA and

Breast Imaging Society

of SA recommend

annual screening for

woman aged 40 to 70

years of age and

regular self- and

clinical examination.

The largest private

medical aid group,

Discovery Health,

funds biennial

mammography starting

at age 45 but will fund

annual mammography

from age 40 in those

with specific risk

factors.

The guidelines for

the highest survival

benefit are as follows:

First mammogram

at age 40.

Regular

mammograms as

discussed with your

healthcare provider.

No older age limit.

Unless you have less

than a 10-year life

e x p e c t a n cy,

mammograms have

been shown to be

beneficial.

Breast ultrasound is

often added to

m a m m o g ra p hy,

particularly in women

who have dense breast

tissue, but it cannot

replace mammograms

as a screening test.

Breast MRI is the

most sensitive test for

breast cancer.

MRI (magnetic

resonance imaging) is

an exceptionally

accurate cancerdetecting

tool that uses

a magnetic field in

combination with

intravenous contrast to

show malignancy and

precancerous

conditions.

MRI is able to

detect some

abnormalities that are

otherwise invisible on

a mammogram and

ultrasound and is

recommended as a

screening test if you

have a high lifetime

risk of breast cancer – a

strong family history or

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While standing in a

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Then, using the flat

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FORM JJJ

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act,

1937, of the intention to apply for the issue

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CTN passed by

Stephens in respect of

A Unit consisting of

WLS

BANTER

Kowie Bowling Club

This past weekend, Kowie Bowls Club hosted the

very prestigious Kowie Men’s Classic sponsored by

Personal Trust and Pam Golding.

We had a full field of 24 participating teams from

far and wide and each team played four games of 21

ends.

The weather on Saturday tested the players skills

against rather strong windy conditions, however, the

weather on Sunday was glorious and leant itself to

some fine bowling.

Teams jostled for positions and after the four

matches the deserving winners from the PE Bowling

Club were Neil Burkett, Terry Cawood, Andrew Long

and Geoff Wilson.

Second place was taken by our very own Kowie

team of Stephen Minnaar, Jason Prince, Lester

Scriven and Justin Louw.

Third place was won by Roger Wilson, Peter

Reed, David Bester and Mike Hanson from

Westview Bowling Club.

Fourth spot was Stan Long, Jonty Alexander,

Denny Richardson and Lennie Clark, also from

Kow i e .

In fifth position was Hein Strombeck, Neil de

Villiers, Christo Hattingh and Brian McLean. There

was a tie for sixth spot between PEBC, skipped by

Peter Hufkie and Adrian Pitcher’s team from Kidds

B e a ch .

The Tumbleweed winners were the team from

Albany, Clive Bartlett, Billy Krige, Derick Fish and

Bresby du Preez.

Congratulations and thank you to all our visiting

bowlers for their support and wonderful

sportsmanship on the greens.

EMPLOYMENT OFFERED

Looking for a housekeeper/cleaner extraordinaire

in a full time position in West Beach.

Candidate must ideally have hospitality experience.

Tasks include: cleaning, general house keeping,

washing & ironing and managing a weekly timetable

(cooking would be an added bonus). Candidate must

be trustworthy and reliable. She must be comfortable

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valid permit. Previous house keeping experience

and references are a must.

Applications/CV’s to Lindsay - 071 355 7644

more fully described on Sectional

land and building or buildings

À

said sectional plan is 97 (Ninety

Seven) square metres in extent

and

(b) An undivided share in the

common property in the scheme

apportioned to the said section in

quota as endorsed on the said

sectional plan.

All interested persons having objection to

the issue of such copy are hereby required

publication of this notice.

th day of

DOLD & STONE INC – APPLICANT

10 AFRICAN STREET

GRAHAMSTOWN

EMAIL: olwethu@doldandstone.co.za

Contact Number: 046 622 2348

Special mention again to our sponsors, Personal

Trust and Pam Golding which support our club in

every possible way and we appreciate your

commitment and support tremendously.

A huge shout-out and thank you to all our club

members and special teams who worked so hard in

making our 10th classic the success it was.

On Tuesday October 5, we played our monthly

Pam Golding sponsored day, where 49 of our club

members participated. After playing 18 ends in

glorious weather, the deserving winning team was

Mike Tomlinson, Dave Thomas and Don Kelly.

Second spot went to Bryan Burger, Jason Prince,

Dot Rohrs and Andre Laas.

Third place was taken by Judy Alexander, Helise

Hattingh, Mike Ryan and Debbie Slattery.

Thank you again to Andrew Meyer from Pam

Golding for sponsoring the day and the lovely prizes.

Port Alfred Bowling Club

What a weekend of bowls this past weekend when

the Kowie Bowls Club held their annual classic.

Enjoying themselves were Hein, Neil, Christo

and Brian, who after four games ended in fifth place

with each pocketing R500 – their entry fee.

In the Estate of the Late MARGARET

DENNISON SCHEEPERS, Identity No.

3708260044081 born 26 AUGUST 1937,

who died on 12 FEBRUARY 2021, of

HAYTON PLACE OLD AGE HOME, HILL

STREET, GRAHAMSTOWN, 6140, Divorced.

ESTATE NO: 002468/2020

Debtors and Creditors in the above Estate

are hereby called upon to lodge their claims

with and pay their debts to the undersigned

within a period of thirty (30) days from

15 October 2021.

DE JAGER & LORDAN INC

Attorneys for the Executor

25 RETIEF STREET

ALEXANDRIA

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TEL: 046-6222799

(Ref: D Joubert/sn)

FORM JJJ

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries

Act, 1937, of the intention to apply for the

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of Cession of Exclusive Right Number

SK64/2003S CTN passed by ERF 219

DEVELOPERS CC Number 1989/030269/23

in favour of Pamela Stephens in respect of

An Exclusive Use Area described as

GARDEN NUMBER G18 measuring

267 (Two Hundred and Sixty Seven)

square metres, being as such part of the

common property, comprising the land

and the scheme known as RAVENSWOOD

VILLAGE in respect of the land and

building or buildings situated at PORT

ALFRED, IN THE NDLAMBE LOCAL

MUNICIPALITY, as shown and more

fully described on Sectional Plan No. SS

6/2003

Which has been lost or destroyed.

All interested persons having objection

to the issue of such copy are hereby

required to lodge the same in writing with the

Registrar of Deeds at King William’s Town

within two weeks from the date of the

publication of this notice.

Dated at Grahamstown this 8 th day of

October 2021

DOLD & STONE INC – APPLICANT

10 AFRICAN STREET

GRAHAMSTOWN

EMAIL: olwethu@doldandstone.co.za

Contact Number: 046 622 2348

DESERVING WIN:

Port Elizabeth

Bowling Club

members, from

left, Neil Burkett,

Terry Cawood,

Andrew Long and

Geoff Newcombe

are the winners of

the Kowie Men’s

Classic at the

Kowie Bowling

Club last weekend

The team managed to win three of their four

games but were well hammered on Sunday morning

by the Gqeberha (PE) team skipped by former

Springbok Neil Burkett and the overall winners of the

weekend.

Many thanks to those club members who pitched

up to support the Port Alfred team.

Last Tuesday, the Personal Trust mixed-trips was

held and won by Ron, Julie and Bill.

Ron was again in the news this past Saturday

when he (on his birthday), Mike and Ed won the

Build It mixed trips sponsored day.

Well done to all and thanks once again to Frank

of Build It.

On October 23 and 24, the King Bowling Club

will hold their classic and Trevor, Hein, Christo and

Brian will be playing.

WE ARE HIRING!

1 X SUPERVISOR

Requirements:

- Grade B Supervisor

- Three years relevant experience

- Grade 12

10 X GUARDS

Requirements:

- Grade C

- Three years relevant experience

CVs to be emailed to before

25th October 2021 to

kangobexptyltd@gmail.com

FORM JJJ

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries

Act, 1937, of the intention to apply for

¿

of certain

which deed 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

the publication of this notice.

ND

THE FAMILY OF SUE ROLL

is sad to announce her passing

on Tuesday 5 th October 2021.

Please join us to celebrate her life

at the memorial which will be held

at the Port Alfred Golf Club on

Friday 15 th October at 3pm.

BRIAN OWEN MOULD

A memorial service to celebrate the life of

BRIAN OWEN MOULD will be held in

Port Alfred on Saturday, 23 October 2021

@ 12pm. Unfortunately, due to COVID 19

protocol, attendees are limited.

The celebration will be live streamed. Should

anyone, however, wish to attend in person,

please contact Wendy on 083 265 0054 –

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will be made to make this possible.

FORM JJJ

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of

regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act,

1937, of the intention to apply for the issue

¿

property, in respect of

REMAINDER ERF 348 BATHURST

IN THE NDLAMBE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

DIVISION OF BATHURST

PROVINCE OF THE EASTERN CAPE

which has been lost or destroyed.

All interested persons having objection to

the issue of such copy are hereby required

to lodge the same in writing with the

Registrar of Deed at King William’s

publication of this notice.

Email: dianne@sonetpieterse.co.za

Form JJJ

LOST OR DESTROYED DEED

Notice is hereby given in terms of regulation

68 of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, of the

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copy of T57618/1987(CTN) passed by

CALM ACRES (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED

Company Number 70/2909 in favour of

TERRANCE STANLEY SCROOBY Identity

Number 500527 5061 004 and JEAN

ELIZABETH SCROOBY Identity Number

510816 0042 004 Married in Community of

Property to each other in respect of certain

ERF 343 SEAFIELD which has been lost or

destroyed.

All interested persons having objection

to the issue of such copy are hereby

required to lodge the same in writing with

the Registrar of Deed at King William’s Town

within two weeks from the date of publication

of this notice.

Dated at CAPE TOWN this 08 Day of

OCTOBER 2021

Applicant: ESI ATTORNEYS

Address: 4 Acorn House, East Wing,

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1 Edmar Street, Tygervalley

E-mail address: alana@esilaw.co.za

Contact number: 021 943 5111


Ta l k

OF THE Tow nSPORT

Thursday 14 Oc to b e r, 202 1

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

Run in purple speedos

Be a daredevil, join men’s fundraiser

Wearing a Speedo to run

around your neighbourhood

is probably not on

e ve r y b o dy ’s to-do list, however,

annually, South African men take to the

streets and participate in the Hollard

Daredevil Run, spreading awareness

and raising funds for male cancer.

Kowie Striders Running and

Walking Club will have a team of

enthusiastic men participating in this

ye a r ’s virtual event.

Dressed in their purple Speedos,

they will be starting from the Port Alfred

Country Club at 4pm on Friday

October 15, making their way through

town and into the Heritage Mall.

The Port Alfred community is

encouraged to give the participants a

clap, hoot, or a shout of

encouragement when they see them.

The Hollard Daredevil Run is a

chance to challenge stereotypes about

male cancers and start conversations

about understanding prostrate and

testicular cancer and how to detect it

early for early treatment.

Similar events take place

countrywide.

Anyone can enter and join the run

in Port Alfred this Friday, as well as

donate to the cancer fund.

Club chairperson Sticks Stiglingh

said SuperSport was coming to Port

Alfred to cover the fun fundraising

e ve n t .

Follow the Kowie Striders Port

Alfred page on Facebook or follow the

club on Instagram @kowiestriders to

keep up to date with the clubs’

a c t iv i t i e s .

So don a speedo and join in.

B R AV E

SOULS:

Kowie

Striders,

from left,

Alan Robb,

Eddie

We p e n e r

and Alex

We e d

show their

enthusiasm

for the

D a re d e v i l

Run,

dressed in

outfits

from one

of the

many

years they

took part

GOLF W E E K LY

TOP ATHLETE

Wednesday October 6: BUCO Individual Medal,

with 84 players.

Results:

1st: Neil Loundar – 66, 2nd: Chris Roberts – 68, 3rd:

Kevin Heny – 69, 4th: Darryl Hooper – 70, 5th: Terry

Counihan – 70

2 Clubs:

6th: N Loundar, N Smith

8th: R Pryce, K Heny, A Sap, G Bladen, S Mathews

11th: A van Zyl, T Tagg, O Pieterse

Best Gross: 78 – Arjan Sap

Best Nett: 66 – Neil Loundar

Nearest The Pins:

Fishaways/Debonairs – 6th: Trevor Taylor

Galileo Risk – 8th: Arjan Sap

B ra m ’s @ the 19th – 11th: Ockie Pieterse

The Firm – 13th: Nick Fox

The Firmest Drive – 18th: Rob Dowding

Remax Kowie – Nearest for 2 on the 1st: Marius

Lombard

Saturday October 9: Viv Jordan Golf Day, a 2 Ball

Alliance with 60 players.

Viv Jordan Trophy winner: Viv Jordan

Results:

1st: Neil Loundar, Tim Leach – 47

2nd: Dave Painting, Ockie Pieterse – 47

3rd: Zola Mgudwa, Earl Tsolekile – 46

4th: Terry Counihan, Darryl Hooper – 46

2 Clubs:

6th: O Pieterse

8th: F Kruger, E Tsolekile

11th: W Wolmarans

13th: L James, A Sap

Best Gross: 75 – Arjan Sap, Othi Matiwana

Best Nett: 70 – Arjan Sap

Nearest The Pins:

Mooifontein Quarry – 6th: Ross Grainger

Juan Pretorius Architecture – 8th: Ockie Pieterse

B ra m ’s @ the 19th – 11th: Wollie Wolmarans

Fishaways/Debonairs – 13th Arjan Sap

The Firmest Drive – 14th: Othi Matiwana

B ra m ’s @ The 19th – Nearest for 2 on the 1st: Othi

M a t i wa n a

1820s GOLF

Monday October 4: Bad weather.

Thursday October 7: 13 players in fine weather.

Winners on 42: Nic van der Merwe, Neal Shaw,

Bryan Robinson, John Heather.

Moosehead on 44: Ted Baines, John Lardner-Burke,

Dallas Cowie.

Good Scores: 49 - Neal Shaw.

Two Clubs: Nil.

LADIES’ R E S U LTS

October 5

Playing in good conditions, 22 ladies played in a

Camelot Spa WGSA Medal and Putting competition

on Tuesday afternoon.

The Silver Division was won by Yvonne Hill on 75

nett and Yvonne also shared the putting prize with

Lindy Krige, both having 31 putts. Second place in

this division was won by Angela Trollip with 80 nett.

In the Bronze Division, Wendy Counihan was the

winner on 72 nett and also won the putting prize with

31 putts. In this division, second place was won by

Mo Marsay on 76 nett.

The Copper Division was won by Maureen

McGarvie on 71 nett and Maureen also took the

putting prize with 30 putts. Heather van Harmelen

was in second place with 78 nett.

Nearest the pins were won by Yvonne Hill on the

6th (sponsored by the Top Carpets), Lindy Krige on the

8th (sponsored by Kekkel en Kraai), Jenny Adair on

the 11th (sponsored by the ladies section) and by

Yvonne Hill on the 13th (nearest-for-two, sponsored

by The Firm).

The Longest Drive competition on Hole 12 was

won by Angela Trollip in the 0-21 handicaps division

and the winner in the 22-onwards division was Sonia

Reynolds.

Though there were no two clubs, Maureen

McGarvie had the best nett of the afternoon with her

nett 71.

The competition on October 19 will be a Pick n

Pay Three-Ball Alliance with drawn partners.

PORT ALFRED MIXED RESULTS

October 9

With the prediction of heavy winds which

strengthened asthe morning progressed, only seven

players took part in Saturday morning’s PAM

competition.

Fanie Smit, Heather van Harmelen and Maureen

McGarvie won the competition with 81 points

(76+5), earning each a voucher from Penny Farthing.

Following closely behind, Brian Reid, Margie Reid,

Neal Shaw and Angela Trollip took the runners-up

spot with 80 points.

With the wind making its presence felt, nobody

managed a two club, however, Fanie was nearest the

pin on the 8th to win the bottle of wine while Brian

Reid’s best nett of 73 won him a voucher from

Fi s h away s / D e b o n a i r s .

KGB RESULTS

Tuesday October 5: The possibility of cold weather

and a hint of rain did not dissuade 33 players from

entering the draw to compete in three three-balls and

six four-balls in a Stableford Alliance two-scores-tocount

format.

Slightly grey with an initial threat of drizzle the

skies cleared for the three-ball consisting of Darryl

Hooper, Martin Lambrechts and Matt Chadwick to

return with 87 (82+5) points to tie in first place with

visitors Schalk van der Merwe and Ian Palmer who

were partnering Don Thomson and John Dell also on

the same score.

Shaun Uys, Keith Rugg, Brian Shirley and Fanie

Smit amassed a meagre 75 points to ensure sole

possession of the Hamer en Sukkel at prize giving.

Donald McGarvie, Andy Stembridge, Ian Palmer,

and Peter Longhurst all birdied the par three on the

8th hole.

Mark Warren, Heinz Czepluch and Ian Palmer also

birdied the par three 6th hole, while Schalk van der

Merwe birdied the par three 11 hole. Ian and Schalk,

being in the same covey, left no doubt taking the 2-

RUNNING MAN: Port Alfred High School Grade 10 athlete, IviweJekana recently competed in

the SA Cross Country championships representing Eastern Province in Amanzimtoti and secured

a place in the top 30 with a time of 22 minutes and 11 seconds for the 6km event. He is

congratulated by headmaster Nigel Adams

club spoils for their covey.

John Crandon shooting a good individual 70 nett

and Ian Palmer with an individual 76 gross (off a plus

2) were the players of the day.

Friday October 8: A hint of summer as the westerly

wind made itself present and a comfortable

temperature saw 30 aspirant golfers drawn in ten

three-balls to play a Stableford Alliance two-scoresto-count

competition.

Keeping all on edge till the end, the final covey of

Lindy Krige, Bob Shaw and Brian Reid came home

with 79 points to secure first place comfortably.

Some way back in the wings, Phillip van der Byl,

Peter Reed and Paul Fryer tied with Fanie Smit, Arnie

Schultz and Heinz Czepluch in second position on

75 points.

Don Thomson, Barrie Brady and David

Groenewald sidled home on 68 points to ensure the

Hamer en Sukkel on their table at prize-giving.

Phillip van der Byl and Sally Greasley both birdied

the par three 8th hole, while Eugene Erasmus and

Brian Reid both birdied the par three 6th hole. Arnie

Schultz with his birdie on the par three 11th took

ownership of the two-club pool for his covey.

The stand-out individual player of the day, and the

only one worthy of mention was Martin Lambrechts

with a 68 nett to leave all in the shade.

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