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Rhodes mandate battle

Group apply for

court interdict

over enforced jab

UP IN ARMS

JON HOUZET

Agroup formed in opposition to

the Covid-19 vaccination

mandate at Rhodes University

has applied for an urgent interdict in

the high court in Makhanda and hopes

the case will be heard on February 15.

Makhanda Against Mandates

(Mam) was formed after the university

announced the mandate on October

21 last year. Staff were expected to

comply by January 4, or at least

indicate their intention to comply.

Mam chairperson Francis

Williamson, who was head of the

Rhodes philosophy department at the

time, said he was one of only two

members of the 83-member Rhodes

senate who voted against the mandate.

“I became involved immediately

after that fateful vote in the Rhodes

University Senate meeting on October

14 ,” Williamson said.

“I immediately drafted an open

letter to the Rhodes community which I

was unable to get published

a ny wh e r e ,” he said.

“One of the problems with the

mainstream narrative both about Covid

and the vaccine mandate is that one

feels and worries that you are a lone

isolated voice, and that quite clearly

was not only my experience but also

the experience of everyone else in the

m ove m e n t .

“Since then, it just so happened that

I became aware of others with similar

views and we started communicating

and talking about starting an organised

focal point of resistance to the

mandate.

“In early December, we had

sufficient organisational clout to

approach a firm of attorneys in order to

take this further. And so here we are. I

am no longer the HoD of philosophy

but am still employed as a lecturer in

the Rhodes Philosophy Department. I

do not know how long that will last.”

Williamson said he did not know

how many staff members and students

had declined the mandate.

“Many members of staff are still

finding their way towards each other

and there is no central source of this

information other than the university’s

HR division.”

TotT also asked the university’s

communications department this

question, but had not received a

NO TO JABS AT SCHOOL: A small group of parents and other community members protested against Port Alfred High School being used for a

Covid-19 vaccination drive by the department of health in collaboration with the department of education last week. They said there were already

options to get vaccinated at the Port Alfred hospital and a local pharmacy Picture: JON HOUZET

response by the time of going to print.

Williamson said a number of students

had joined Mam.

“Some students have been unable

to register because that process

required the uploading of a vaccination

certificate, even though I understand

the process has changed a bit in the last

week so that students can register but

cannot have curriculum approval until

their certificate has been uploaded.

“Some students have applied to the

Vaccine Exemption Committee and

been declined.

“We also know that some staff have

had to apply for leave of absence or

else annual leave, whereas other

members of staff have been placed on

some form of unpaid leave, whereby

their legitimate accumulated academic

leave is being depleted,” he said.

Asked what reasons staff and

students had given for declining the

mandate, Williamson said: “Th o s e

whom I am aware of have given a

number of different reasons.

“ But there are two main sets of

reasons: one set has to do with

medical/scientific views about the jab

being neither effective nor safe,

whereas the other set of reasons has to

do with a principled objection to the

mandate itself and its moral

u n j u s t i f i a b i l i t y.”

Asked how the university had

responded to the reasons given, he

said: “The university has steamrollered

its way forward and doubled-down on

the mandate.

“The university senior management

obviously believes that both sets of

reasons are unfounded, and that is a

point on which we disagree.

“There has been neither any serious

discussion about the fact that the

vaccinated can transmit the disease

and get infected at more or less the

same rate as the unvaccinated, making

total nonsense of the purpose of the

mandate, nor has there been any

serious discussion about the lack of

moral justification for the mandate.

“The lack of debate about this and

the ostrich mentality that we see among

senior academic staff is obviously a

cause of grave concern.”

As for receiving support from

colleagues who had been vaccinated

but were against the mandate, he said

there may have been some isolated

instances of this.

“In my own department there has

been a commendable effort to

accommodate my own status.

“But in general, and as far as I am

aware, there is a veritable wall of

silence about this,” Williamson said.

“It is not surprising that the feardriven

mainstream narrative has cowed

the academic community into a moral

silence and complicity with these

immoral and fascist mandates.”

Asked if Mam’s cause had spread

beyond Rhodes, he said: “Th e

u n ive r s i t y ’s vaccine mandate affects all

business and service providers who

have anything to do with Rhodes, and it

effectively means no contractors can

have access to the Rhodes campus to

conduct their normal service delivery

and business.

“This is particularly worrisome for

the Makhanda business community as

Rhodes is clearly the biggest player in

town in this regard. We have no clear

idea yet of how many businesses and

people are affected, but interest in our

own organisation, Mam, and its legal

efforts is clearly growing.”

Rhodes’ communications

department has not responded to TotT’s

questions which were e-mailed twice,

but on the university’s website there is a

90-page “return to campus plan for

2022”, which states: “All staff and

students, as well as visitors to the

university, must produce their

vaccination certificates to access the

c a m p u s .”

It states that students who wish to

apply for an exemption need to follow

a process and will only be able to

continue with their online registration

once their vaccination certificate has

been verified or if they have been

granted an exemption by the

appropriate authority at the university.

“The approval of the University

Council provides for an exemption

application process and an alternative

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cannot take the vaccine on medical or

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TK MTIKI

TotT’s latest Facebook

question was: With some

South African universities

introducing vaccination

mandates, if you are a parent

who has a child at university, or

you are a student, what would

you do in this case?

There were strong feelings

on both sides of the issue.

Susan Wilkins said: “I am

very happy with the mandate as

my daughter is at Stellenbosch,

Tygerberg medical campus.

Students have clinicals and

need to be vaccinated.”

Responding to Wilkins,

Nick Louw said both

vaccinated and unvaccinated

people can contract the virus. “I

don't see your logic,” he said.

Wi l k i n s said: “It’s about

managing risk in a high risk

environment like a Covid ward,

where my daughter may have

to work.”

Louw went on to

s ay : “Distancing and wearing a

mask seems to be the better

option, but even in my

profession I’ve seen how

vaccinated people contracted

this man-made virus, so the

vaccine has no positive effect at

a l l .”

Pete DuToit said: “I'd

respect the decision taken by

the university leadership,

recognising that the goal is to

protect students and to ensure

that teaching resumes as per

usual as soon as possible.”

Sue Horn said: “It should be

their right to choose. My

husband was vaccinated and

still got Covid. Maybe the

vaccine helped not to get it so

severely, but I had it, so did

both my kids without the

vaccine and we came out OK.

Should be your choice, not

m a n d a t o r y.”

David Macgregor said: “If

this is the case, my kids must

choose. If they don't want to

jab, then the university of life

is calling. I personally will not

be jabbed. It’s crazy for

universities to insist when the

goalposts are constantly

shifting and laws relaxing.”

Nick Louw said: “Why is

everyone ignoring the

Constitutional rights of SA? In

section 12 (2)(c) in the

constitution it states that it is

illegal to be subjected to

medical experiments without

consent! It’s in violation of any

person's freedom and integrity.

It is a criminal offence!”

Mike Stephen said

university students were old

enough to make an informed

decision themselves.

Dianne Miller responded

to his comment saying she

thought he missed the whole

point.

Nico du Plessis said: “Get

vaccinated easy, most kids that

age and going to university got

brains so they want the

vaccine. So see no problem.”

Wendy Jardine shared a

link and said: “I n t e r e s t i n g l y,

results from a recent survey on

mandatory workplace

vaccination showed higher

levels of education seem to be

associated with greater

opposition to compulsory

workplace vaccination and

vaccine passports.”

Ed Gutsche said: “Fr e e d o m

of choice. Mandates go

against the ethos of

d e m o c ra cy.”

Karen RamsayTannahill

responded to Gutsche, asking:

“So compulsory wearing of

seat belts is undemocratic?”

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Plight Community Centre reaches out

Reading, literacy

programme sees

positive results

Towards the end of 2021, Plight

Community Centre ran a reading

programme attended by 20 children

between the ages of six and nine years old

who were experiencing reading challenges.

The programme was run by volunteers in

the community.

The children engaged in various learning

and reading-related activities, which soon

bore fruit.

“Each child was positive, enthusiastic and

looked forward to the next day,” Plight centre

director Teneil Carter said.

The children were taken through an

extensive literacy programme which allowed

them to have fun through learning. These

activities included picture cards and

pronunciation of words through singing and

r hy m i n g .

“We believe in playing games to

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said.

She said by the end of the programme,

children had begun to read sentences and

even short story books. The programme

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vocabulary and sentence construction.

“The benefit of such a programme assists

in language development and improves

confidence in small groups,” Carter said.

“Children learn best when they are

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Due to its success, the programme will

run throughout the year, starting again this

month.

“We have been amazed by the children’s

enthusiasm and improved learning, as well

as the parent’s excitement,” Carter said. She

thanked the sponsors who made it possible,

including the following organisations:

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Plight also offers professional counselling

services to individuals and families,

pregnancy care and skills empowerment.

“Everyone in a community is indirectly

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community, we need to stand together and

lend a helping hand, so we can create a

better community,” Carter said.

If you would like to join Plight’s work,

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EDITORIAL

OPINION

Another

heritage

loss

Some of the saddest local news we

heard this week was about Centenary

Hall in Bathurst being gutted by fire,

which started at about 4am on Monday.

Ndlambe Municipality said the burglar

alarm had been activated and Multi

Security responded, and a separate police

report said a security guard noticed smoke

coming out of windows and rising from the

roof, and summoned emergency services to

extinguish the blaze.

According to posts on a Bathurst

community WhatsApp group, people were

seen running away from the scene of the

fire, so community members suspect arson.

The municipality, however, said it had

no information on people running from the

scene, or the cause of the fire.

The municipality said the fire spread

easily due to the high volume of wood in

the building, and it burned so strongly that

firefighters could not stop the blaze.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Majola

Nkohli said police had opened an inquiry

to determine the cause of fire.

He said no one had come forward with

a sworn statement as a witness to seeing

people running away from the scene, but

police encouraged anyone with

information to come forward.

It is the latest historical building that has

gone up in flames and people have noticed

a pattern. The big one was the fire at

Parliament on January 2, for which a

suspect was soon arrested even though his

arrest raised more questions than answers.

Then Komani (Queenstown) Town Hall,

which dates back to 1882, went up in

flames late on Friday January 28. Efforts to

extinguish it were unsuccessful.

The cause of that blaze is unknown and

Enoch Mgijima municipality said there

would be an investigation.

Bathurst’s Centenary Hall was built in

1920 to commemorate 100 years since the

arrival of the 1820 Settlers and also to

honour the coronation of King Edward VII.

The building has been poorly

maintained and though the offices inside

were still used by the municipality, the hall

itself was not used much in recent years,

aside from a few church fetes held there, as

well as being used as a an examination site

for matrics from township schools. A small

municipal library used to operate from an

annex, and was run by volunteers at one

stage, but that is also rarely open.

We await to see if the municipality will

budget the funding needed to repair and

restore this heritage site.

Bathurst Residents and Ratepayers

Association (BRRA) chair Chris Boyd said

BRRA had established a sub-group to

investigate whether it was worth trying to

save the hall.

- Jon Houzet

Thank you Garmed

I would like to thank Dr Fredericks, and Morne

and his crew at Gardmed for the care they gave

to me this month.

We never think of emergency services until

we need them, so I was really grateful for the

efficient response from them all.

Also, a big thank you for all the kind

messages I received.

MANDY COCKS

New blood and ideas infusion for Parra

The Port Alfred Ratepayers’ and

Residents’ Association (Parra) has

been around for many years but

there is no doubt that our town has

grown and changed and therefore

we would like to familiarise those

who may not know who we are

about our association and

involvement in town.

The last few months have been

very exciting, with an infusion of

new blood and ideas which has led

to the introduction of a new

webpage (https://parra.or g.za/), a

new-look Facebook page (PARRA –

Port Alfred Ratepayers’ & Residents’

Association) and logo.

We use these platforms to keep

our members up-to-date on issues

such as the levels of our water

sources (which we constantly

MONEY AND

FOOD

HANDOVER:

Medolino Caravan

Park owner Susan

Coetzee, left,

handed over cat

food and R600 to

Pearl Smith and

Caroline Myers for

the Port Alfred Feral

Cat Project. The

donated money was

raised through the

Port Alfred’s Got

Talent auditions

hosted by Medolino

Caravan Park and

Talk of the Town.

Receiving the

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Correction in the

defibrillators article

There seems to be a misprint in

your February 3 edition of Talk

of The Town.

The article states that the

Rotary Club of Kenton-on-Sea

donated four defibrillators to

Coastal Kindness.

This should have read one,

as the other three were donated

by the organisations mentioned

further into the article. Being

KOSRA [Kenton-on-Sea

Ratepayers Association],

Periwinkle Trust, and for

completeness, the local cycling

club, Kenton Raiders, and a

number of private households

also participated in this

wonderful gesture of goodwill.

EUGENE DE WITT,

president Rotary Club of

Ke n t o n - o n -S e a

PA R RA

P OST

Lindsay Luppnow

monitor and regularly post about),

municipal issues and so forth.

There is a revitalised effort to

continue to build on our relationship

with Ndlambe Municipality, while

ensuring we create an atmosphere of

accountability and transparency for

our ratepayers and residents.

Parra works closely with

Sunshine Coast Tourism and the Port

Alfred Business Forum and helps

with promoting Port Alfred as the

coastal town of choice.

Parra keeps strict oversight on

budgets, the awarding of tenders and

NOT LIKE IT WAS

wasteful expenditure. An example is

that numerous households do not

pay their utility bills as they do not

receive them from the municipality.

This needs to be audited and

corrected.

Another example is that in the

Auditor General’s report for the

financial year ending June 30 2019,

Ndlambe was reported to have lost

53% of the water it produces, to the

value of R27.1m. These water losses

are attributed to leaks, lack of water

meters and incorrect readings.

That same year, unauthorised

expenditure amounted to R58.8m.

Parra continues to work towards

tightening up on the wasteful and

unnecessary expenditure on

expenses such as catering, casual

workers and overtime.

Parra acknowledges there is a

serious lack of representation from

the various communities which fall

within its geographical area of focus

and are continually looking to have

the diversified interests of the Port

Alfred community represented at an

exco level.

We encourage all residents and

ratepayers to join Parra and help us

hold the municipality accountable

where it not performing and to

commend it where it is performing.

We also have many community

projects we would like to attend to

but need funding and resources to

make these a reality.

Membership forms can be found

on our website. The joining process

has been made simple with an

online payment system.

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in Gqeberha with their teacher Val Hutchinson recently. ‘Sad to see the once majestic Bayworld reduced to

almost nothing. We hope and pray that it will be restored one day for our grandc h i l d re n , ’ ACA administrator

Gretel Olivier said

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From dikkop to

thick-knee and

plover to lapwing

On first arriving in our

village, a rambler and

keen observer soon

learns the difference between a

honeysuckle and a honeysucker;

not only by the

imagined smell associated with

each, but by the understanding

that honeysuckle can remain

where they are, while honeysuckers

must do the task

required of them quickly, and

go away.

In our village, not unlike

many others, we take a keen

interest in our natural

surroundings and the creatures

we find here.

We do not all share the

same interests, or passions;

loves or hates.

Monkeys, for instance: some

swear murder, many are

tolerant, or ambivalent, while

one soft soul is known to feed

them. “Oh my word!” exclaims

one old biddy.

Moles, too, are not

universally tolerated; ask those

who tend the Mashie course, or

those whose garden plants are

eaten by these rodents.

What may surprise the

newcomer is that not all birds

are popular: “Rock pigeons

wake us too early in the

morning, and they mess on the

d e ck ! ” declares one old fellow.

KLEINEMONDE

MUSINGS

Ash Collen

“Starlings, oh my word,”

chirps the old biddy, “they

make nests in our ceilings, and

bring lice!”

The cheeky little drongo can

be entertaining; the wagtail,

hoopoe and dikkop are

universally popular.

Ah, the dikkop! Let us pause

here. You may have thought

only streets, towns, cities,

airports and the like undergo

name-changes, but this also

applies to our flora and fauna

(though these are done by

international bodies).

The dikkop is now called a

knob-knee or thick-knee, or

some such comical name –

they’ve done the same with our

plovers; now called lapwings!

Oh, well, a dikkop it will

remain, and we’ll just continue

to call our plover a kiewietjie.

Late in November, as we

were leaving a friend one night,

we were told to “Look out for

the dikkops and their chicks”.

As the car swung round we

saw them in the lights as they, in

their typical fleet-footed way,

raced across the lawn before

entering the undergrowth. We

recognised the one adult, by its

gammy-legged scamper, as

having previously nested in the

precincts of the Village Church.

In mid-December, I was told

of another pair that had a nest

below Nettie’s house.

With bated breath, the

immediate neighbours waited

for the chicks to hatch. Their

incubation ended during New

Ye a r ’s night, and we were able

to follow their progress with

regular sightings.

Now for the sad news: All

seemed well, until a week ago,

when I went for my earlymorning

walk and found that

one of the chicks had been

flattened about ten paces up the

road.

By late that afternoon, all

the neighbours had heard the

news, and three of us were

standing around the spot of the

dastardly deed.

There was mention of the

baby tortoise that had been

killed a week earlier, a little way

along the next road. An angry

message had been put on the

chat group; and we were

determined to see about having

speed-bumps being laid down.

Happily, the sleepy-eyed

dikkops are still around and the

remaining chick is doing well.

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Gem Auto, one of the busiest workshops in

Port Alfred, had battled to receive parts

timeously, often letting customers down.

“As we take pride in what we do, our

efficiency and affordability, we took on the

collection of our own parts in East London.

“This in turn gave us the opportunity to

grow our courier business, GemXpress, and

allowed us to offer our services to our

community and enabling other courier

services to utilise us as well,” owner Daron

Abercrombie said.

“For just over a year now we run daily,

Monday to Friday, allowing parcels to be

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“Our courier leaves Port Alfred at about

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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

NEW HEAD FOR KINGSWOOD

Kingswood College has officially

inducted Mr Leon Grove into the role

of college head, signalling a new

chapter in the history of the school. He

becomes the 18th head at Kingswood.

The search for the right candidate to

run and take the school to new heights

was by no means an easy feat,

according to a Kingswood

spokesperson.

Grove was one of 44 applicants,

which became eight and then finally

narrowed down to three.

LONG-OVERDUE TOOLS ARRIVE

The recent acquisition by Makana

Municipality of weed eaters, chain

saws and rakes will, hopefully, ensure

that the verges of the main entrances to

Makhanda (Grahamstown) are cut and

trimmed, and looking ship-shape for

Rhodes University first-year students

and their parents when they arrive for

the 2022 academic year.

Present at the handover of the

equipment to the relevant department

were Kelello Makyoka (director of

public safety and community services)

and portfolio chair, councillor

Thandolwethu Vayo.

They said that more equipment will

be procured to ensure the parks

department is able to meet the

demands of the public.

THREE DISTINCTIONS

Regrettably, the 2021 matric results for

Victoria Girls’ High School (VG)

published in this column did not reflect

Jessica Lobb as having achieved three

distinctions. Congratulations!

SELLING FROM BOOTS

Graeme College’s car boot sale at the

Junor fields on Sunday, February 20

(8.30am to 2pm) is a fundraiser for the

s ch o o l ’s tennis teams, said co-ordinator

Tjokkie Bodenstein. “This is a chance

to declutter and sell your second-hand

g o o d s ,” he added.

Car boot sellers will be charged R80

and vendors 7% of their sales. Entry to

the venue is free. In addition to the car

boot sale there will be food stalls and

music. To book a spot, phone

Bodenstein on 079 656 6683.

RUGBY, FUN AND FOOD

Grahamstown Brumbies Rugby Club’s

Goldrush/Fabian Juries community fun

day at the Oval sports ground on

Saturday, February 26 will offer 10-aside

rugby, plus music and food stalls.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Local businessman and avid rally

navigator, Tim Dold, is looking forward

to the start of the 2022 Algoa Rally

Club competitive season after two

haphazard years caused by the Covid-

19 pandemic.

He and driver Brandon Hattingh of

Uniondale are ready to go in their PG

Glass-branded 1984 ex-works Toyota

Corolla, competing in the classic car

c a t e g o r y.

Round-one of the new rally season

starts in Jeffreys Bay on March 12 and

heads for the Longmore forest and

L a dy ’s Slipper areas. Dold said,

“Barring the unforeseen, the oldest

crew, in combined ages, will be on the

start line!”

But first-up for all rally participants

— marshals, first-aiders, officials,

drivers and navigators — is a training

day on February 26 comprising

function-specific training as well as a

stage practical test.

PANDAS AND DRAGONS

Th e r e ’s a new Chinese restaurant in

PORT ALFRED BRIDGE CLUB

BBO Pairs Wednesday, 02. February 2022

Board 03 Dealer, E -W vulnerable. No 13233

After passes from South and West, North

is likely to open with 1D, East will pass and

South bid 1S; West may, or may not, bid

2C; what bid do make as North?

You have 14 points with a spade fit; you also

have a diamond fit, a good four card heart

suit and a singleton. The ‘book’ bid may

be 2S, but my book says you are closer to

3S. if West has bid 2C you have even more

reason to bid 3S, because West is likely to

have a powerful six card club suit (and not

much else), which means that South is unlikely

to have wasted values in clubs, thus

increasing the likelihood of fillers in hearts and/or diamonds.

Your 3S bid is invitational, not forcing, but South knowing that he/she has

some useful cards is likely to accept the invitation.

This will be fine if West does not lead his/her

singleton diamond; then the game contract is

doomed, providing East is alert to hop up immediately

trumps are played and give partner a ruff if

he/she has not already done so.

Interestingly the two pairs that bid game made the

contract, of the other four times that a lower spade contract was played, only

one pair made 10 tricks!

Results

2S= 0%; 2S+1 30%; 3S=30%; 2S+2 (60%); 4S= (2) 90%

N-S 1st L Kolesky & L Lombard…. …66.1% 2nd Sarita & Vivek Mathur .........60.0%

E-W 1st Robot & Robot……………….68.9 2nd G Macleod & Y Stacey…… .50.0%

UP AND OVER: Chelsea Wilmot, in Grade 12 at Victoria Girls’ High School, successfully clears the bar to win the

open high jump event at the school’s annual athletics day last Friday. Besides the usual track and field events, an

inter-house rounders competition was held on the main and adjoining fields Picture: SID PENNEY

town going by the name of Panda’s Asia

Kitchen, and it can be found at 112

High Street, where Delizzia Restaurant

used to conduct business. By all

accounts Panda’s is proving very

p o p u l a r.

Upon hearing this news, older

residents may well remember and have

fond memories of a Chinese restaurant

on Church Square, Dragon Pearl, going

back a decade or three. Dragon Pearl

was, of course, owned and run by the

Junkin family, with Gary Junkin at the

helm.

When the extended Junkin family

left the then Grahamstown (now

Makhanda) quite a few years ago, Gary

Junkin and his family would return to

‘Festival City’ in June/July each year to

run their popular and busy Dragon

Pearl stall selling Chinese food at the

National Arts Festival’s Village Green

f a i r.

INDUSTRIAL AREA GROWS AND

G R OW S

For those former Grahamstown

residents (now Makhanda) living

elsewhere across SA and who haven’t

been back to the city for many years, a

drive through the industrial area is

bound to bring about a gasp or two.

Indeed, in the last half-dozen years

or-so, much has happened between the

N2 and the Cradock road.

Upon entering Rautenbach Road

from Strowan Road on the northern

side of the industrial area, one almost

immediately encounters separate

buildings occupied by InterTown

Transport (express parcel deliveries)

and TakeALot (online shopping depot)

on the left-hand side. These two

properties are of the more recent to be

built in the expanding industrial area.

Then there’s the big one — Th e

Workshop — that comprises a wide

range of lifestyle businesses and fitness

centres.

Among the concerns making up The

Workshop are: NOOM (coffee shop,

gifts, books, bric-a-brac and furniture);

My Play Café (children’s play area);

Bermuda Lawns & Landscaping;

Republic Metering & Energy Solutions;

and the Fitness Box with Crossfit, On

the Go Movement Studio, Natural

Affinity Movement Studio and Ride

Indoor Cycling Studio.

Between them, the latter centres

and studios offer gym sessions, Pilates,

yoga, boot camp, Crossfit and cycling.

PILING UP THE PARKRUNS

S a t u r d ay ’s parkrun in Makana botanical

gardens was a momentous occasion for

Helen McCallum who completed her

100th parkrun, and Nombongo

Mavikela who completed her 50th.

First two finishers on the day were

teenagers Micky Oscar (first) and

Samuel Hockly (second), while

N’lamwai Chithambo was third. First

three in the ladies’ division were Lizelle

Niit (first), Paola Vignani (second) and

Kim Weaver (third).

Not only did Harry Weissenberg

finish in the top ten (10th) on Saturday,

the teenager completed his 186th

parkrun and is nearing his 200th – an

amazing achievement!

Parkruns are held each Saturday at

8am from the entrance to the botanical

gardens in Lucas Avenue.

PROCEEDS TO HOSPICE

Proceeds from the 2022 Makana Brick

8km Nite Race on Wednesday, March

9 will again go to Grahamstown

Hospice.

The event starts at 5.30pm on

Graeme College’s Somerset field, and

the entry fee is the same it has been for

almost forever without increasing –

R20 for adults and R10 for scholars.

Some familiar faces will be at the

start venue on the evening, ensuring

that everything runs smoothly. They

include Makana Brick MD, Colin

Meyer, the company’s human resource

manager Lunga Twaku who will hand

out the prizes, organiser/co-ordinator

Cathy Braans, and race starter Basil

Mills, accompanied by his booming

swivel gun.

Then there are the hordes of helpers

from entry table assistants, first-aiders

and marshals to finish line officials and

those handing out medals and

pineapples.

HALF ITS ORIGINAL LENGTH

Up there alongside the Kingswood

College campus is a short street

running from lower Currie Street

through to Albany Road.

In fact, some decades ago, Fordyce

Street was double its present length.

Like Burton Street and part of Trollope

Street, half of Fordyce Street was

incorporated into the Kingswood

campus.

Incidentally, Fordyce Street was

named after Colonel J Fordyce who was

killed in the war of 1850/1851. The

conservancy in the botanical gardens

was erected in his memory, according

to the listing of Makhanda streets.

And many residents may possibly

have thought Fordyce Street was named

after that long-distance road running

legend! Not so.

KNIGHTS STILL SELLING SHOES

Th e r e ’s another business on Church

Square that’s been around for a very

long time, a really long time, and that’s

Knight’s Shoes, diagonally across the

square from that other ‘old-timer’,

B i rch ’s – with all due respect, of course.

An advertisement placed by the firm

in the “Grahamstown Guide 1947”

mentioned that Knight & Co had been

established in 1876 and specialised in

footwear for schools and colleges. “If

you want the best value in shoes and

hosiery, inspect the large stocks we

h o l d ,” stated the advert.

Then, an advertisement appearing

in the “Grahamstown 1966 Directory”

stated: “Knights of Church Square for

the best in shoes – fashion and casual –

for men, ladies and children.

Knight’s continues to trade under

that name on the southern side of

Church Square, though ownership and

management have, of course, changed

over the decades.

ON AUCTION: This historic building on the corner of Market Street and

George Street in Makhanda will be auctioned at the Wanderers Club in

Johannesburg on Wednesday next week. The building houses The Cock

House guest house and Norden’s Restaurant, while the adjoining apartment

block, formerly Broughton Court, also forms part of the property going up

for auction Picture: SID PENNEY.


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COOLING DOWN

SHARED JOY: El

Shaddai Christian

Academy pupils,

from left, Lulo

Mlamla, Gabby

Gebreslasie and

Danielle Christian

enjoyed playing in

the water last week

while experiencing

some hot weather

WATER PLAY

HAPPY BOYS: Henco

Oosthuizen, left, and

Ululo Dlakiya from El

Shaddai Christian

Academy made sure

they had all the right

equipment in the

water to have a great

time sharing and

playing

NDLAMBE MUNICIPALITY

PORT ALFRED

NDLAMBE MUNICIPALITY - INVITATION TO TENDER - PRINCIPAL CONTRACTORS

The employer’s objectives are to provide a mechanism for pre-qualified

construction companies for civil works and the construction of houses. The purpose

of this Expression of Interest is to obtain pre approvals for a Database of

Contractors, thereby limiting the time between project approval and project

implementation. Note that SIX separate databases will be compiled per the below

matrix.

Bids will be evaluated for functionality as follows (full details are set out in the

returnable document):

Bidder proposals not providing the required information or not achieving a

functionality score of at least 70 points will NOT go forward to the Price/PPPFA

points calculation stage of the evaluation process.

Bidders shall take note of the following Bid Conditions:

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3. Bidders must complete Council’s Declaration of Interest form (MBD4)

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(MBD 8)

MBD 6.1

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B-BBEE status level of contribution as follows:

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In the case of an ¿both the Commissioner of Oaths stamp

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required i.e. TWO stamps are required.

In the case of a ¿

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required i.e. ONE stamp is required.

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returnable document that has not been comprehensively populated in full

will be exposed to invalidation.

Tender documents may be downloaded FREE OF CHARGE

https://ndlambe.gov.za/web/returnable-bid-documents / Bids

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¿ “BID 21/2022

– HOUSING DATABASE” and must be placed in the tender box at the SUPPLY

28 th February 2022.

same day.

N.B. ENVELOPES NOT MARKED AS INDICATED ABOVE WILL NOT BE OPENED

AND SUCH BIDS WILL, AS A RESULT, BEDISQUALIFIED.

ojobela@ndlambe.gov.za

NOTICE NUMBER 21/2022

ADV R DUMEZWENI

10 th February 2022 MUNICIPAL MANAGER


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N E I G H B O U R LY NOTES

E-mail Jon Houzet at H o u ze t J @ t a l kof t h e tow n .c o. za

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

BY now, most locals know about

the fire that gutted Centenary Hall

in Bathurst in the early hours of

Monday morning.

It is tragic that SA has lost yet

another historical building, more

than 100 years old, to fire.

Community members suspect

arson, but no one has yet come

forward as a witness to seeing

people running away from the

scene of the blaze.

The photos we posted of the

fire, shared by a Bathurst resident,

attracted an incredible amount of

reader response on our Facebook

page – mostly anger and sadness.

THE circus was in town on

Tuesday evening, for two shows

only, and both were nearly full.

Clearly locals have been

hungry for entertainment and the

shows drew young and old alike

who were delighted by the

animals, acrobats, jugglers and

clowns, among other acts.

There were also a few

protestors at the Gluckman Road

intersection. The use of animals,

especially lions and tigers, in

circuses has been a contentious

issue for some time, but you will

still find many more people

paying to attend the show than

protesting it.

McLaren Circus is SA’s last

remaining touring circus and

harkens to a bygone era.

It may fill older people with a

sense of nostalgia about when

they were children and visited the

circus, and for some youngsters it

may be the first and last time they

see such a thing.

Whatever your views on the

animal acts, McLaren has also

suffered loss of income and had to

lay off people after not being able

to tour for eight months during the

lockdown, while still needing to

care for and feed their animals.

Co-owner David McLaren said

during those eight months they

were confined to the farm they

own in Meyerton, not a single

SPCA inspector or animal activist

came to check on the animals but

as soon as they started touring

again, the inspections resumed.

THE winners for Talk of the Town’s

Va l e n t i n e ’s competition are Carl

Wantenaar and Natalie Okonski-

Wantenaar who won a hamper

from Pick n Pay, in second place

were Shane and Mary-Anne Lang

who won a hamper from Joba

Eatery, in third place were Marcel

Mey and Erica Fouche who won a

Rosehill SuperSpar hamper and a

voucher from Joba Eatery, and in

SCENE OF

DESTRUCTION:

Sunbeams stream

through the

windows and roof

of Centenary Hall

in Bathurst, which

was gutted by fire

in the early hours

of Monday

morning

fourth place were Brandon and

Melissa Marais who won a

voucher from Halyards Hotel. A

big thank you to our sponsors

HAPPY birthday greetings to

everyone celebrating a birthday in

the coming week. We hope the

year ahead will bring you all good

health and happiness, especially

to Melanie Elliott, Jenny Le Roux,

Michelle Swanepoel, Leonie

Fourie, Sally Thompson, Roy

Bowles, Jack Malan, Brandon

Wicks, Jeremy Elliott, Blessing

Nkosi, Megan Sharrock, John-

Luke Collyer, Eben Groenewald,

Jenni Waters, Wendy Pieterse,

John Forster, Anelisa Yoli, Cornelle

Coetzee, Ryan Heathcote, Sylvia

Gwebile, Jenny Louw, Val

Williams, Matt van Eeden,

Chelsea van Eeden, Ashley

Bamber, Nonyameko Siyolo,

Whitty Strydom, Joy Smith, Carl

van Heerden, Marizka Burgess,

Karel de Jaeger, Peter Lear,

Hendrick Koekemoer and Russell

Ke a r n e y.

BUSINESS a n n ive r s a r y

congratulations, plus further

success and good wishes to Fresh

Stop at Andy’s Service Centre and

DP Engineering.

WITH last year’s figures in

brackets to compare against, and

at the time of going to press, the

Rand was trading at R15.34 to the

US Dollar (R14.77), R20.79 to the

British Pound (R20.35) and

R17.50 to the Euro (R17.88). Gold

was trading at $1,827.50 per fine

ounce ($1,839.98), Platinum at

$1,029.00 per ounce ($1,164.00)

with Brent Crude Oil at $90.30

($60.34) per barrel.

WITH the hint of romance in the

air and the celebration that

another year of marriage is

lovingly added, it’s congratulations

to all couples on their

anniversaries. Vaughn and Carla

de la Mare, Jona and Mel Arnott,

Devon and Kelly Brittle, James and

Lindy Robinson, Malcolm and

Kathy Robinson, John and Karen

F l e t ch e r.

TO all romantics – have a

wonderful Valentine’s Day. To

those who are not (romantics) –

enjoy all the special offers

provided by the many businesses.

THOUGHT for the week: “Th e

whole point of being alive is to

evolve into the complete person

you were intended to be.”

BEST regards as always,

The Team

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E-mail houzetj@talkofthetown.co.za / Fax (046) 624-2293

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

Third Sunday of every month

SA Legion hosts a lunch at Port Alfred

Country Club, 12 midday for 12.30pm.

R30 per person. All welcome.

Every Monday at 9.30am and every

Wednesday at 10am

Healing Horses Therapeutic Centre 15km

on the R72 just after Riet River. Visitors

and prospective volunteers welcome. For

further information and/or directions call

078-346-5412.

Every Monday at 5.15pm

Club Netball – Mixed teams at the PAHS

netball courts. Everyone is welcome to

play. Call Johaliza on 083-306-9882 for

more information.

Every Wednesday from 2pm to 8pm

Port Alfred Tennis Club. Everyone is

welcome for social tennis and fellowship.

A bring and braai after with cash bar

available. Contact 082-329-3399 for

more information.

January and February

‘BR’, 2021 international award-winning

artist. View oil-on-canvas portfolio, East

Bank home studio/gallery. Strictly by

appointment, 083-281-7245. Visit

www.brar t.co.za

Saturday February 12

PA Sport Shooting Club – clay target

shooting at 9am, with sign-in at 8.30am.

The range fee will be R60 per round.

Snacks will be served at tea. There will be

a bring and braai after the shoot. Contact

Eric Fisher for more information, on 082-

323-9539.

Robin Auld live at the Port Alfred Skiboat

Club – 6pm. Meals available from

restaurant. Tickets at R100, booking

essential, on 065-611-2357.

Tuesday February 15

Round Table ladies will hold a Cupcakes

of Hope Pop-Up Party at the Round Table

Clubhouse. The aim is to sell 200

cupcakes in aid of children with cancer.

All proceeds will go towards the

Cupcakes4Cancer initiative and Children

with Cancer.

Thursday February 17

Lower Albany Historical Society –

9.30am for 10am – Don Powis Hall,

Settlers Park. Dr Dean Allen, author/

lecturer/historian, will present an

illustrated talk entitled “Frontier Land: A

Journey Through the Eastern Cape”, based

upon his new books, copies of which will

be available. All welcome. Contact

Gwynn on 083-678-5050.

Friday February 25

Combined Lions Club Port Alfred +

Round Table 177 fish and chips evening –

6pm – Round Table Clubhouse. Price:

R70 per ticket. Take-aways can be

arranged. For tickets contact: Ilana de

Klerk on 084-604-5806 or JP de Klerk on

084-882-2221.

Saturday March 5 to Saturday March

12

The 2022 Pineapple Tournament is going

ahead.

Thursday March 17

Stenden/Talk of the Town Quiz for the

Port Alfred Soup Kitchen. MyPond Hotel

at 6.30 for 7pm. Teams of four (R100 per

person). Corporate teams can also enter.

Great prizes. To book a table contact Sally

Blake at s a l l y b l a ke 50 @ g m a i l . c o m

Friday April 1 to Sunday April 3

Bathurst Agricultural Show is back.


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F E AT U R E

Marking 20 years of exce l l e n ce

Alexandria Christian Academy’s focus on pupils’ individual progress, character growth, proves successful

Alexandria Christian Academy

was started by Johan and

Gretel Olivier in 2002 at the

Life Christian Centre, in

response to a calling from

God.

One of the Xhosa names

used for Alexandria means

“Place of Darkness” because

of its blood-stained frontier

h i s t o r y.

The darkness and

hopelessness among the

people of Alexandria would be

challenged by young boys and

girls, who would learn the truth

at school, and bring hope back

to their families.

Many lives have been

changed since, because of real

unconditional Christian love

and training in values and

c h a r a c t e r.

The school quickly grew

from 10 to 100 pupils, from

babies up to matric, with 13

full-time teaching staff and

teacher’s assistants.

The school soon had to

move to a bigger premises

and for the last few years,

pupils have enjoyed beautiful

surroundings overlooking the

Alexandria Golf Course. The

school programme’s key

distinctive focus is the

Personalised System of

Instruction (PSI) in which

emphasis is placed on learning

and the learner.

It focuses on mastery of

skills and knowledge, with

p ro m o t i o n to higher levels of

BANNERS TO ASPIRE TO: Alexandria Christian Academy’s

values are emblazoned on flags, being Leadership, Passion,

Excellence, Integrity, Community and Service

ALUMNUS ACHIEVEMENT: Alexandria Christian Academy’s

most recent university graduate, Renea Olivier, graduating as a

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work. Gretel Olivier, now

administrator at the school

said: “Our experience has

been that these multi-graded

classrooms, incorporating

learners who are all working

individually on curriculum

material at their prescribed

level, has proven to be

extremely successful.

“The most important

outcome we wish to achieve is

character-training and building

self-confidence, balanced by a

very strong rewards system.”

All the pupils from

Alexandria Christian Academy

who have gone on to tertiary

education have been awarded

the Golden Key, which is only

given to pupils who are in the

top 15% academically of their

faculties at university.

“Among our alumni are

two veterinarians, two masters

degrees and some very

successful business owners,”

Gretel said.

The school has received

letters from the universities of

Rhodes, Stellenbosch and

Pretoria, congratulating them

on the academic standard of

their graduates.

“We are now offering a full,

blended approach, where

most of our work is online and

on computers, together with

textbooks and PACEs.

“Our matrics write the

National Senior Certificate

through the Independent

Exams Board. We also hold a

100% matric pass rate. Though

a matric pass is not a

guarantee to be accepted at

university, the school does

everything to assist and

support our graduates to live

their dreams,” Gretel said.

“Each child in ACA is a

walking testimony of a

changed life, who impacts his

and her immediate

surroundings and also the

town of Alexandria.”

To celebrate the

school’s 20th

CONGRATULATIONS!

Well done on your amazing

20th Anniversary milestone.

FAMILY ORIENTED SCHOOL: Three of the pupils at Alexandria Christian Academy are siblings

– Ernst, Mia and Christine Schutte

birthday, it held a fun-filled

opening day on January 13 for

pupils and their families, s t a ff

and the community.

ACA has a number of

special activities planned for

the year.

The main event is its annual

golf day and company expo

which will be held at the

Alexandria Golf Club on May

7. “We would like to thank all

members of the local and

international community, both

individual and corporate, who

have partnered with us for the

last 20 years. Be assured we

will continue to strive towards

excellence in education –

‘Changing the World for

Christ, one child at a time’,”

Gretel said.

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F E AT U R E

An array of choices to spoil your

loved one this Valentine’s Day

Treat that special person in your life

to a feast of flavours and gastronomic

delights at Graze by the River this

Va l e n t i n e ’s Day.

Nick Howard and his team have

been busy in the kitchen creating and

preparing some special dishes from

local organic ingredients to suit all

palates, from vegan and vegetarian

dishes, fresh line-caught fish to

prime-cut meat and decadent

desserts, accompanied with a

selection of fine wines. So don’t

delay, call Graze by the River on 063-

644-3878 to book your table in the

garden and let Nick and his team

create a memorable culinary

experience for you and your loved

one.

If you’re looking for something

special for your loved one this

Va l e n t i n e ’s Day, make your way to

Pick n Pay at the Heritage Mall in Port

Alfred, where variety and affordability

meet to provide you with excellent

selections. Whether your special

person has a sweet tooth, a love of

flowers, or perhaps even something

comfortable to wear; no matter what,

you will find something to meet

anyone’s needs at Port Alfred Pick n

P a y.

The store has much to offer this

Va l e n t i n e ’s, aside from chocolates

and flowers, it has a wide variety of

options for a wonderful meal, or

venture upstairs to Pick n Pay

Clothing where you can find

something comfortable and

fashionable. And, of course, you can’t

go wrong with a good bottle of wine.

Visit Pick n Pay for all your needs this

Va l e n t i n e ’s and spoil that someone

special.

Come and enjoy wonderful

surroundings and delicious food at

the Halyards Hotel, where this

Va l e n t i n e ’s you can indulge in a

wonderful Valentine’s Lunch on

Sunday February 13. The Halyards

Hotel is a gem for all who visit it, from

their wonderful meals to the

extraordinary views of the Kowie

River, this hotel has everything you

could hope to find for a day to

re m e m b e r.

The lunch, which is a feast of a

selection, is only R180 per person, so

make sure to book your table today

to ensure you don’t miss out. Aside

from the food though, the hotel’s

pool and deck are where you can

unwind and soak up the sun while

keeping cool, or you could take a

cruise along the Kowie River. Visit the

River Spa for some quality

pampering, and so much more. See

the advertisement for further details.

KC Italia are known to do things

differently, and this Valentine's day

they have opted to allow their guests

to create their own Valentine’s Menu.

Choosing from some superb

offerings, one can select two or more

courses from the menu list and call to

make their reservation at KC Italia for

Monday evening (the 14th), send

their menu option in and the KC team

will have it prepared and awaiting the

couple on arrival. Don't forget to

Turn to PAGE 13

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Array of choices to spoil your

loved one this Valentine’s Day

Kenton Bowling Club

Late Monday afternoon saw the

start of this year’s Business League

with 24 teams competing for the

trophy that is up for grabs.

There was a wonderful turnout

and we had two full greens in

operation for all the contestants.

The Business league will

continue each Monday evening,

weather permitting, until mid

M a rch .

Inter-club competitions also

got going this week and Kenton

teams were hosted by Port Alfred

on Wednesday in the Moore

Shield and Colleen Timm Cup.

It was an exceptionally hot

and humid day.

Kenton Club did not do as well

as we’d hoped but this is only the

first round so we intend to

improve in the coming events.

Wednesday was also Johann “I

got the spoon” Grobler’s birthday

and he laid on some lovely eats

and drinks for those at Tabs and

the returning bowlers from Port

Alfred. Thanks Johann.

Friday had a few bounce

games on the go in much cooler

weather and we all gathered in the

club afterwards to chat and do the

weekly draws. After not having

won it for a long time Dave

Wallace had his number pulled

for the whisky draw. A year or two

ago this was such a regular

occurrence that we thought of

renaming it the Wallace Draw.

The PT Lockdown Meat Draw

was won by Wynne Daly.

This weekend sees the start of

the Eastern Areas (EA) Singles

competition at Kowie Bowling

Club. Lots of our ladies and two

of our men have entered and we

wish them well and good bowling

during the competition.

The competition will finish

next weekend. A reminder that

our club’s CANSA day in support

of Cancer SA takes place this

We d n e s d ay.

Teams made up of players

from different clubs will be put up

on the board so let’s get out there

and support this worthy cause.

BOWLS BANTER

I’ll finish on a sad note with

news that has just come in. Tom

Spence who was a club member

for many years has just passed

away. He and Joan moved to

Johannesburg just over a month

ago to be close to their family.

Our thoughts and prayers are

with Joan and family at this time.

Kowie Bowling Club

Firstly, Kowie Bowling Club would

like to congratulate Bridget Calitz,

daughter of Kallie and Annemarie

Calitz from Albany, who won

bronze at the SA Masters Open

Ladies which was held at Wingate

in Pretoria this past weekend.

Playing in stifling heat, last

Tu e s d ay ’s tabs-in saw yet another

big turnout to compete in the

megabucks competition.

The teams were very evenly

matched, but the team skipped by

Peter May and his team of Peter

Ford and Rob Walker walked

away as winners.

Last Wednesday, two Kowie

ladies’ teams moved over to Port

Alfred BC to compete in the first

round of the Colleen Timm cup,

together with two Mens teams for

the Moore shield.

Playing in very humid

weather, on beautifully prepared

greens, the Kowie ladies team of

Jackie Kriel, Pee Wee Tomlinson,

Linda May and Gill Turner beat

the PABC side convincingly.

The other Kowie side of Judy

Alexander, Margaret Stegmann,

Colleen Davy and Debbie Slattery,

narrowly beat Kenton, making it a

clean sweep for Kowie in the

ladies competition.

In the men’s competition, the

Kowie side of Jacques Krige,

Denny Richardson, Bryan Burger

and Lester Scriven scraped home

to beat Kenton who came back

fiercely in the latter stages of the

game. In the other closely

contested game, the Port Alfred

side beat Stan Long, Jonty

Alexander, Jason Prince and

Lennie Clark. Big thank you to

Port Alfred for hosting the day.

Thankfully, Thursday’s S PA R -

sponsored tabs-in competition

was played in cooler conditions.

The bragging rights for the

afternoon belonged to skip John

Hubbard, who was ably assisted

by Lawrie May and Lorna Kirk.

On Friday, the third week of

the Kowie Premier League got

under way with some excellent

bowls being played.

The team leading the league

on 6 points with a shot profit

margin of 7 is Jacques, Denny and

Gavin Muir. In second place, also

on 6 points with a shot profit of 3,

is Jason, Megan and Ronel. The

third slot has been taken by Brian

Rogers and his team of Andrew

and Dave Thomas, on 4 points

with a shot profit of 11.

In drizzling weather, Saturday

saw the start of the EA singles at

Kowie. The men’s seniors have a

round outstanding and this will be

completed on February 13.

Section winners of the ladies’

novices are Lynne West (Kenton),

Christa von Gericke (Kowie) and

Joanne Brown (Port Alfred).

Section winners of ladies’ seniors

are Judy Alexander and Wendy

Heny from Kowie and Marlene

Jacobs from Albany.

Sunday was another full day of

bowls at the Kowie club.

The Ladies’ Open still have

rounds to complete and these will

be played on February 13.

Men’s novice section winners

are Lenny Clark, Jason Prince,

Lester Scriven and Martin Slattery,

all from Kowie. A big thank you to

the Kowie team for hosting the EA

Singles competition.

Next weekend promises to be

humdinger when the finals in all

these sections will be played.

CELEBRATE LOVE: Be sure to order your flowers for Valentine's Day in good time from

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make anyone's day just that little bit brighter and beautiful. Blooming Brilliance is able to assist

with flowers for all occasions, to suit every pocket. See advert for contact details

Continued from PAGE 12

bring your own special bottle of bubbles and

come enjoy a bespoke romantic evening like no

o t h e r.

As a bonus, one lucky couple will win a gift

voucher towards their very next "Date Night" at

KC Italia.

Remember to bring your own alcoholic

refreshments as the establishment is proudly

“bring your own”. Contact KC Italia today and

book your space. See the advertisement for the

full menu and contact details.

Have an experience this Valentine’s with

Ju dy ’s Kitchen located at the Rosehill Mall in Port

Blooming Brilliance

The Courtyard, V.D. Riet, Port Alfred

Telephone: (046) 624 5683

marelize@c4wood.com

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CONTACT US

EARLY FOR YOUR

VALENTINE’S DAY

FLOWERS!

Marelize: 082 492 3224

Call us to put in your

blooming beautiful order

Alfred. On Sunday February 13, get out of the

house for some home cooking you won’t want

to miss out on with delicious food lovingly

prepared by Judy Lottering who has the normal

but always amazing Sunday lunch available with

a twist.

Come and enjoy the atmosphere of this

quaint coffee shop and restaurant where you

will find more than you would expect, from

delectable cakes, tartlets, cookies and more to

the flavours of roasted pork belly, beef fillet or

chicken roll. Spoil your loved one with some

quiet time together as you both enjoy a food

experience. Contact Judy’s Kitchen as bookings

are essential. See the advert for further details.

KC Italia

Wharf Street | 071 228 5504 | kcitalia.pa@gmail.com

Create your own Speciality

Set Menu for Valentine's

YOUR CHOICES:

Freshly shucked Oysters. R20/ea

Italian Antipasti platter served with toasted

ciabatta. R85 serves one / R165 serves two

Pasta Course

A light serving of Slow cooked Osso

Buco Ravioli. R90

or Salmon Ravioli in pink Vodka & Dill sauce. R90

Main Course

Tender Beef Fillet cooked to perfection

served with Tuscan style Potato Bake and

seasonal greens. R175

Lemon Garlic Prawns served with Italian style rice

with Peppers and Zucchini. 6 = R150 12 = R250

Melanzane Parmigiana a Rocket and Tomato salad

and Balsamic Reduction. R125

Desserts

Trio of Dessert Classics served on a platter

to share. R125

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A Special Valentine’s Gift

A bottle of Robertson Sparkling Wine

Live Entertainment by Rob Bessinger

3 Course Thistle Dinner

Saturday 12 February 2022

BOOKINGS:

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Amuse Bouche

Oyster with Lemon Foam

Starter

Springbok Capaccio Wrapped Spanspek with Basil

Jelly and Port Reduction

Or

Grilled Prawns with Chilli, Baby Leaf Salad with a

Raspberry Vinaigrette, Sliced Radishes and a

Whipped Cream and Mary-Rose Dressing

Main

Honey Roast Duck Breast

With a Cherry Compote, Potato Galette, Asparagus

Spears and Toasted Almonds

Or

Salmon Three Ways

Grilled Salmon with Mushroom Risotto, a Salmon

Ceviche and Salmon Sashimi with an Asian Slaw

Dessert

Strawberry Panna Cotta

With Fresh Berry Salsa and a Berry Coulis

Or

Chilly Chocolate Mousse Cake

With Glazed Cherries with a Rose Sorbet

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GOLF W E E K LY

Wednesday February 2: BUCO

Individual Medal, with 84 players.

Results:

1st: Viv Jordan – 65

2nd: Jason Sharrock – 67

3rd: Juan Pretorius – 67

4th: Arnold Morey – 67

2 Clubs:

6th: R Pryce, I Moncur, T Tagg

8th: D Sinclair, N Fox, D Hoets

11th: R Grainger, A Sap

13th: C Poulton, A Sap

Best Nett: 65 – Viv Jordan

Nearest The Pins:

Fishaways/Debonairs – 6th: Rick

Pryce

Galileo Risk – 8th: Derick Sinclair

Brams @ the 19th – 11th: Arjan

Sap

The Firm – 13th: Arjan Sap

The Firmest Drive – 18th: Murray

W r e n ch

Remax Kowie – Nearest for 2 on

the 1st: Jason Sharrock

Saturday February 5: RPAGC 2

Ball Alliance, with 34 players.

Results:

1st: Johan Roelofse, Othi

Matiwana – 47

2nd: Leon Nell, Othi Matiwana –

45

3rd: Arjan Sap, Andries Small – 44

2 Clubs:

6th: C Poulton

Best Gross: 73 – Othi Matiwana

Best Nett: 71 – Othi Matiwana

Nearest The Pins:

Mooifontein Quarry – 6th: Charlie

Po u l t o n

Juan Pretorius Architecture – 8th:

Dave Painting

B ra m ’s at the 19th – 11th: Charlie

Po u l t o n

Fishaways/Debonairs – 13th: Leon

Grobler

The Firmest Drive – 18th: Johan

Roelofse

B ra m ’s at the 19th – Nearest for 2

on the 1st: Johan Roelofse

1820s GOLF

Monday January 31: 19 players in

excellent conditions.

Winners on 42: Barry Scarterfield,

Brian Robinson, Ron Ruiters, Ram

Piers.

Moosehead on 46: Windsor

Bagley, John Dell, Wollie

Wo l m a ra n s .

Good Scores: 49 – John Feather.

Two Clubs: 6th – John Feather.

Thursday February 3: No results

LADIES’ R E S U LTS

February 1

Though very warm conditions

were predicted, the wind

provided some relief for the 33

women who competed in a

WGSA Medal and Putting

competition.

In the Silver Division, Pogs

Smith was the winner on 72 nett

and Lindy Krige was second on 74

nett. The putting prize in this

division was

shared by

Angela Trollip

and Francine Giliomee, both with

32 putts.

In the Bronze Division, Jude

Lello was the winner on 69 nett

and Ingrid Griffiths was second on

70 nett, counting out Pat Halse

also on 70 nett.

The putting prize in this

division was won by Margie

Siegers with 29 putts.

In the Copper Division, Launa

Kirk was the winner on 68 nett

and Debra Harris was second on

72 nett, counting out Jenny Adair

also on 72 nett.

The Copper Division putting

prize was shared by Maureen

McGarvie and Jenny Adair, both

with 32 putts.

Nearest the pins were won by

Margie Siegers on the 6th

(sponsored the ladies section),

Ellen Fischer on the 8th

(sponsored by Top Carpets), Pat

Halse on the 11th (sponsored by

Kekkel en Kraai) and by Angela

Trollip, nearest for 2 on the 13th

(sponsored by The Firm).

The Longest Drive competition

on Hole 4 was won by Pogs Smith

in the 0-21 handicaps division

and the winner in the 22-onwards

division was Pat Halse.

Ellen Fischer had the only two

club of the afternoon on the 8th.

Launa Kirk’s net 68 was the best

net of the day.

The competition on February

15 will be an Individual Stableford

sponsored by Viv Jordan and the

PA High School Trophy.

NDLAMBE

MUNICIPALITY

PORT ALFRED

KGB RESULTS

Tuesday February 1: Grey skies

cleared, with warm to extremely

muggy conditions, for 39 players

drawn in one 3-ball and nine 4-

balls to contest in a Stableford

Alliance 2-scores-to-count format.

Matt Chadwick, Ross Grainger,

Don Thomson and Peter Reed

posted 92 points, leaving all in

their wake, to win on the day.

Steve Kennedy, Len Bohnen,

Keith Rugg and Dave Curran took

second comfortably with 87

points.

John Crandon, Andy Barnes,

Graham Finlay and Paul Fryer

limped home along with Uwe

Blunk, John Abbot, Richard Laing

and Heinz Czepluch to share the

Hamer en Sukkel on 75 points.

Don Thomson and Tom Tagg

both birdied the par three 6th

hole. The 2-club pool was taken

by Arnie Schultz for his covey

with his birdie on the par three

11th.

Good individual scoring,

reflecting playing conditions,

included Peter Reed, visitor Peter

Chadwick and Mark Warren all

with 70 netts; Dave Kirk with a 69

nett; Paul Fryer, Dave Curran and

Donald McGarvie with 68 netts;

and Don Thomson with his round

of the day on 65 nett.

Friday February 4: Grey skies and

slightly cooler temperatures saw

44 players enter the draw to play a

Stableford Alliance 2-scores-tocount

format, with the twist of all

NDLAMBE

MUNICIPALITY

PORT ALFRED

four scores to count on the par

fives, in eleven 4-balls.

Gaby Hausmann, Uwe Blunk,

James Lobban and Dave Curran

were runaway winners on 108

points. In second was Mark

Warren, Lindy Krige, Dave Kirk

and Don Thomson with 95 points.

At the other end of the field,

Glen Lello, Jude Lello, Peter

Sinclair and Heinz Czepluch

contrived to post 76 points,

leaving no doubt as to where the

Hammer en Sukkel would reside

at prize-giving. Hein Barnard and

Neil Loundar both birdied the par

CROQUET CORNER

Social croquet continues to be

played every Wednesday and

Saturday afternoon from 1.15pm.

For any new players who may

be interested in learning how the

game is played, the PA Bowling &

Croquet Club offers free croquet

lessons on Wednesdays at 9am.

It’s a fine sport, why not try it?

The game offers a chance to

meet new friends and hone in on

a new skill with gentle exercise as

a bonus.

We hope to see you soon at the

PA Croquet Club.

Contact Roger should you be

interested, on 082-373-8181.

three 8th hole; Mike Krige, Steve

Kennedy, Dave Curran, and Don

Thomson all birdied the par three

6th hole; but Pat Halse captured

the 2-club pool for their covey

with her birdie on the par three

11th hole.

Eugene Erasmus shot a solid

individual 70 nett; Pat Halse and

Don Thomson shot 69 netts; and

the best individual performances

all came from the winning covey

of Gaby Hausmann and James

Lobban with 68 netts, Uwe Blunk

with a 67 nett and Dave Curran

with a stunning 62 nett.

Free lessons are for residents of

Port Alfred and surrounding areas

from the ages of 17+.

Members please note that on

the last Saturday of each month

players will play according to their

handicaps and bisks will be used.

Record-keeping will be kept,

and in time, handicaps will be

adjusted.

Best wishes to Barrie (2nd),

Lynn (4th), Jenny (15th), Peggy

(15th), Kathy (23rd) and Tersia

(25th) who celebrate birthdays this

month. Remember age is merely

the number of years the world has

been enjoying all of you.

IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE WENDY

JEAN BROWN, Identity Number 470412

0006 08 8, married out of community of

property, formerly of 3 Parker Road,

Kenton-on-Sea, who died at

Grahamstown on 6 July 2021

In the Estate of the Late GRAEME HUTCHISON,

Identity No. 461207 5172 088 born 07

DECEMBER 1946, who died on 18 OCTOBER

2019, of 11 PARK STREET, BUSHMANS RIVER

MOUTH, 6190. Married out of community of

property.

ESTATE NO: 004235/2019

The FIRST AND FINAL LIQUIDATION AND

DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNT in the above Estate

¿

of the High Court, GRAHAMSTOWN, and a

¿

ALEXANDRIA for a period of twenty-one (21)

days from 11 FEBRUARY 2022.

DE JAGER & LORDAN INC

Attorneys for the Executor

25 RETIEF STREET

ALEXANDRIA

6185

TEL: 046-6222799

(Ref: D JOUBERT/sw)

TENDER CANCELLATION

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that Tender

Invitation Notice 008/2022 - INDIGENT

VERIFICATION SYSTEM, as published

in the 3 February 2022 edition of the

Talk Of The Town, is CANCELLED

due to omissions in the Scope Of

Works.

The requirement will be reconfigured

and re-advertised in due course.

NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL PLANNING

TRIBUNAL MEETING

In accordance with the Spatial Planning

& Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA)

No.16 of 2013 and the Ndlambe

Municipality Spatial Planning and Land

Use Management By-law (2016), notice

is hereby given that the Ndlambe

Municipal Planning Tribunal is scheduled

to take place on Wednesday, 23

February 2022 at 11H00 in the COUNCIL

CHAMBER, CAMPBELL STREET, and

PORT ALFRED.

ESTATE NO: 3482/2021

The First and Final Liquidation and

Distribution Account in the above estate will

¿

Grahamstown, and a copy thereof at the

¿

of 21 days from the 11th February 2022.

J.J. GRIESEL

Executor

Griesel & Associates

39 Campbell Street

PORT ALFRED 6170

Ref: JJ Griesel

IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA

EASTERN CAPE DIVISION, GRAHAMSTOWN

In the matter

CAROL ANN HARNWELL

MARK HARNWELL

CASE NO. 342/2018

Applicant/Plaintiff

Respondent/Defendant

NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION

In pursuance of the judgment in the High

Court of South Africa (Eastern Cape Division)

in the abovementioned matter and Writ

of Attachment dated the 22nd of November

2021, a sale of property listed hereunder

without reserve and for cash to the

highest bidder will be held at Magistrates

Court, Pascoe Crescent, Port Alfred on

the 25th of February 2022 at 10h00 or as

soon as the sale may commence:

Right, title and interest in, and to, the

Defendant's shares in Paint City Port Alfred

(2019/274796/07), a private company with

address 42 Campbell Street, Port Alfred,

Eastern Cape, 6170.

DATED at GRAHAMSTOWN this 24th day of

January 2022

WHEELDON RUSHMERE & COLE

Plaintiff’s Attorneys

Matthew Fosi Chambers

119 High Street

GRAHAMSTOWN

Ref: (B BRODY/Dianne/S21392)

NOTICE NUMBER: 23/2022

03 February 2022 ADV R DUMEZWENI

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

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

¿

by

HENDRIK JACOBUS CRONJE, Identity

Number 480601 5032 08 5, Married out

of community of property

in respect of certain ERF 1543

KENTON-ON-SEA, IN THE AREA OF

NDLAMBE MUNICIPALITY, DIVISION

OF BATHURST, EASTERN CAPE

PROVINCE, which has been lost or

destroyed.

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

publication of this notice

HENDRIK JACOBUS CRONJE

APPLICANT

22 BUTT ROAD

KENTON ON SEA

EASTERN CAPE

6191

NOTICE: 25/2022

10 February 2022 ADV R DUMEZWENI

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

IN THE MAGISTRATES COURT FOR THE

DISTRICT OF BATHURST

HELD AT PORT ALFRED

In the matter

CASE NO. 40/2021

SETTLERS PARK RETIRMENT VILLAGE

Plaintiff

-and-

-and-

ANDERSON RADU t/a ANDERSON

FLOORING

Defendant

NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION

In Execution of a Judgment granted in the

above Court on 19 August 2021, the Plaintiff

will sell in execution the following at the

Magistrate’s Court at 10:30am on 25 February

2022:

ATTACHED GOOD:

1 Volkswagen Jetta

DATED at GRAHAMSTOWN this 20th day of

January 2022

WHEELDON RUSHMERE

& COLE

Per:

Attorneys for Plaintiff

119 High Street

GRAHAMSTOWN

Ref: (M VAN DER VEEN/CHANE/s23554)

In the Estate of the Late WILLEM GABRIEL

ESTERHUIZEN, Identity No. 570605 5072 083

born 05 JUNE 1957, who died on 08 JANUARY

2021, of 6 MARTHA OOSTHUIZEN STREET,

ALEXANDRIA, 6185. Married in community

of property to ALEXANDRA ESTERHUIZEN,

Identity No. 620725 0013 088

ESTATE NO: 001017/2021

The FIRST AND FINAL LIQUIDATION AND

DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNT in the above Estate

¿

of the High Court, GRAHAMSTOWN, and a

¿

ALEXANDRIA for a period of twenty-one (21)

days from 11 FEBRUARY 2022.

DE JAGER & LORDAN INC

Attorneys for the Executor

25 RETIEF STREET

ALEXANDRIA

6185

TEL: 046-6222799

(Ref: D JOUBERT/sw)

In the Estate of the late STELLA LILLY

LISHER, Identity Number: 300413 0028

08 6, 15 York Street, Grahamstown,

who died on 3rd October 2015 - Estate

Number 003434/2015

The Amended First and Final Liquidation

and Distribution Account in the above

Estate will lie for inspection at the

¿

¿

NEVILLE BORMAN AND BOTHA


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

Close racing in EC

Sprints Regatta

School crews enjoy return of renowned challenge on Kowie River

Crews from St Andrew’s College,

Grey High School and Selborne

College were able to compete in

the long-standing Eastern Cape

Sprints Regatta for the first time in

two years last Saturday.

Persistent drizzle throughout

the day did little to subdue the

close racing and enthusiastic

support from the riverbanks as

crews from across all the age

groups battled it out over 500m on

the Kowie River in a “k n o ck o u t ”

event format across the different

boat classes.

Some of the loudest support for

the day came for the Under 14

races in Quads and Octuples, with

St Andrew’s taking wins in both

the A and B Octuple as well as in

the B Quads event.

For the U16 age group, there

were strong performances across

all the boat classes, with Max

Estcourt making it through four

rounds of racing to reach the final

of the Men’s B sculling event,

where he pushed a local Nemato

rower several years his senior right

to the line.

In the Men’s B pair, Joseph

Kroon and Connor Moorcroft took

the win over Selborne and the top

U16 crews also took emphatic

wins in the 4s and 8s events, the

latter in a three-boat final against

the Grey U16s and Selborne’s 2nd

Nemato Cricket

Academy player

nominated

for the EP

U17 squad

TK MTIKI

Nemato Cricket Academy player

Keenan Hilpert has been nominated to

represent the Eastern Province Under 17

cricket team.

Nemato Cricket Academy cofounder

and coach Phumezo Timba was

delighted to share the news, saying the

academy was beginning to see its

mission becoming a reality.

“This is a big success for Nemato

Cricket Academy because we do not

just want to take these kids away from

the streets.

“Our main is to develop these boys

to become professional cricketers and

play at a provincial and national level,”

he said.

Hilpert participated in EP trials at St

George’s School on January 31, where

he impressed the judges.

Timba said it had not yet been

announced when the provincial games

would take place, but they were

celebrating that one of their players was

nominated to be part of U17 EP squad.

He said the provincial games

normally took place in September.

Timba also coaches the U9 to U14

ROWING TRIUMPH: Winning the Rhino Shield at the Eastern Cape

Sprints Regatta are the men’s fours crew from St Andrew's College,

from left, Scott Moorcroft, Justin Charles, Daniel Cotton and

Matthew Powell

Open crew. After several losses in

the early rounds of racing in pairs

and sculls, the St Andrew’s open

crews soon got into their stride

with commanding victories in the

Rhino Shield Men’s Fours, with the

St Andrew’s crew comprising of

Daniel Cotton, Scott Moorcroft,

Matthew Powell and Justin

Charles.

In the final event of the day, the

p l aye r s .

He said the academy had p l aye r s

from four local schools – Station Hill

Junior Secondary, Dambuza Primary,

Mtyobo Primary and Kuyasa Combined.

He said the academy had formed a

league in which the four schools

competed with one another.

He then uses the league as a pool to

select the best players to compete with

other schools outside Port Alfred.

“We select 16 top performing

players in this league to form a team that

competes with multiracial schools like

St Andrew’s College and Graeme

College in Makhanda.

Kudu Shield Men’s 8s, the College

1st 8 beat Grey in the semifinal

and came home more than 10

seconds ahead of Selborne to take

the win.

St Andrew’s congratulated all

the boys who took part and

wished the best to the U16 and

Open crews competing at the

Buffalo Regatta later this week.

A further exciting development

“At those games there are normally

scout people,” he said.

Timba said the academy also played

a role in the p l aye r s ’ academics.

“We also assist Grade 12s with

mathematics and life science at

Nomzamo High School.

“We understand that some of these

boys might not be good in sport so we

want them to excel in their studies as

well.

“Anathi Bheje, who is tutoring these

subjects, is part of the academy,” he

said.

Timba thanked Nemato SPAR for

their continued support.

is that Settlers Dam is once again

full enough for rowing and the

junior boys will have the

opportunity to row there over the

next few weeks.

This is the first time St Andrew’s

will have been able to use their

own facility since 2018.

Summary of results for Eastern

Cape Sprints Regatta:

U14 A 4 x Selborne College (Frachet)

U14 B 4 x St Andrew’s College

(Llewellyn)

U14 C 4 x Selborne College (Lewis)

U14 A 8 x St Andrew’s College

( Fa r q u h a r s o n )

U14 B 8 x St Andrew’s (Theron)

U15 A2 x Grey High School

(Goodall)

U15 A 4 x Grey High School

(Dunnington)

U15 A 8 x Grey High School

(Dunnington)

MB 1 x Nemato (Nqongo)

MB 2 – St Andrew’s College (Kroon)

MB 2 x Selborne (Kovana)

MB 4+ St Andrew’s College (Kroon)

MB 4 x Grey High School (Renison)

MB 8+ St Andrew’s College (Kroon)

Beetle Shield 1xGrey High School

(Hobson)

Buffalo Shield M2 – Selborne

College (Van Dyk)

Warthog Shield M2x – Grey High

School (Hobson)

Rhino Shield M4+\– St Andrews

College (Cotton)

Kudu Shield M8+ St Andrews

College (Cotton)

FUTURE STARS IN THE MAKING: Nemato Cricket Academy coach Phumezo Timba, left, with

players Keenan Hilpert, Bulela Manyathi, Jayden Adams, Hakeem Jones and Thembile Nganqu.

The academy is celebrating the selection of Hilpert to represent the Eastern Province U17 team

Picture: TK MTIKI

Three Surfers

races under

one umbrella

The three races on offer at the annual Surfers

Challenge could not be more different in respect of

terrain, required effort and preparation.

The original “Surfers” was initially estimated to be

14 or 15km, but later settled at 16.5km from Kwelera

River mouth to the Lifesavers Shack on Nahoon

B e a ch .

Originally, the finish – according to the pioneers

who started the challenge – was at Nahoon Corner.

The route hugged the coastline via Rainbow

Valley, Sunrise-on-Sea, the Gonubie River mouth

crossing and onto Oceanway and the delightful

setting of Gonubie, German Bay, Eastward Ho, across

Quenera Lagoon, Bonza Bay Beach and the second

river crossing at Nahoon.

The first 6km of the race are demanding in respect

of under footing determined by rocks, loose stones,

driftwood, soft sand and more.

After the recent rains, this could be even more of a

challenge in 2022 than in past years.

Change arrived in 2010 when the race was forced

into a late switch of route at Gonubie River exit, as

the tides had been higher than the norm all week.

Instead of running under the boardwalk, a

deviation of an extra kilometre was added and

runners directed into the first car park, up the tar road

at the back of the famous Gonubie Beach sand dune

and then down to the traditional route of running past

the many cheering spectators at Gonubie Hotel.

The iconic suburban hotel is now the setting of the

start of the shorter Surfers variety of roughly 11.2km.

It offers a much faster start on the tar road, but

then bottlenecks a little down the bushy path 1km

past German Bay. The same soft sand and cambered

first kilometre of beach that the longer race

participants will run is encountered, and comes as

something of a shock to the legs, but the surface soon

eases for a competitive footrace to the finish.

The 5km was originally introduced for runners of

14 years and younger, but has since been opened to

all, though it remains that only the youngsters can

win prizes in the boys’ and girls’ ra c e s .

The course is simple with an out and back race

from below Blue Lagoon to a turn about 400m past

the Quenera Lagoon, below the PSA Holiday Resort

and back, crossing the Nahoon River to the same

finish as the other two events.

Night Bowls tourney

starts this month

The Pick n Pay / Kowie Bowling Club Night Bowls

Tournament is back on.

Convenor Mike Tomlinson said the Kowie

Bowling Club has confirmed a sponsor for the

tournament and just need to a light repaired so it can

go ahead.

The tournament is scheduled to start on February

25, with a second round on March 4. It will then run

for eight weeks, but consecutively because of the

club’s commitments to the district’s bowls calendar.

“There will be space for 16 teams to participate

and we already have four teams entered, so for those

wanting to enter please make your move soon,”

Tomlinson said.

The entry fee will be R900 per business / team.

Contact Tomlinson at m i ke . a . t o m m o @ g m a i l . c o m

or on 084-580-4403.

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