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    Year 18 Tuesday 21 January 2014 | Tel. 021 853 0211

    Helderberg

    No place for budding learners

    DELIAH BRINKHUIS AND ILLANA

    FRANTZ

    Helderberg schools, especially primary

    schools are overcrowded.

    The Helderberg has just under 30 primary

    schools. When Helderberg Gazette contacted a

    few of these schools at the onset of the school

    year last week, many of them hadwaiting lists

    for Grade 1 learners who could not be accom-

    modated.

    While some of these Grade 1 learnerss par-

    ents had applied by the closing date for enrol-

    ment at the end of June last year, principals

    say that many of these learners are late appli-

    cants, with some only applying for admission

    for 2014 last week.

    With the start of the second school week for

    2014 yesterday (Monday), many schools were

    still inundated with late registrations.

    Godfrey Julies, school principal of Rusthof

    Primary School in Strand says these late regis-

    trationshamper theproductivity of the school.

    Late registration make our task difficult as

    I am forced to deal with this where we could

    have started our school programme already,

    he said.

    Julies says parents did not co-operate with

    the school as they failed to meet the deadline

    for registration even after numerous notifica-

    tions were sent to them.Most of these learners

    that have not been applied for in time, he says,

    live close to the school. According to Julies the

    recently finished school has five Grade 1 class-

    es with 205 Grade 1s in total and 45 learners

    on the waiting list.

    He says the new school can only accommo-

    date 1 200 learners, about 100 less than previ-

    ously. We have no extra classes to accommo-

    date these learners, no furniture, no textbooks

    and no stationery, he added despondently.

    Julies says thewaiting list will be sent to the

    WesternCapeEducationDepartment (WCED),

    and hopefully the learners will be accommo-

    dated at other Helderberg schools.

    SolomonQatyana Primary in Nomzamo has

    256Gr 1s on theirwaiting list. School principal

    NokwaziMniki says 240 learnerswere already

    accommodated in the six Grade 1 classes.

    According toMniki a new primary and high

    school for Nomzamo will open in April this

    year,which shehopeswill address thedemand

    in the community.

    Mphicothi Qantolo, school principal of

    Christmas Tinto, also in Nomzamo also hopes

    that if the schools are built it will bring relief

    to the five primary schools in Nomzamo.

    Christmas Tinto was built last year to address

    overcrowding at ACJ Pakade Primary. The

    school did not have sufficient furniture and

    learnerswere taughtwhile sitting on the floor,

    many using ice-cream tubs as tables.

    Qantolo says Christmas Tinto has seven

    Grade 1 classes of 45 learners each. He says he

    hopes that the WCED will allow some of the

    teachers for the planned school to temporarily

    teach at his school and that they will supply

    furniture toaccommodate the 40Grade 1 learn-

    ers on their waiting list.

    Somerset West Primary School has enrolled

    112 Grade 1 learners this year. A spokesperson

    for the school was unable to say how many

    learners were on their waiting list, but said

    they believe that the learners were accepted

    at other schools as the school has had no fur-

    ther enquiries about accommodating more

    learners.

    Sir Lowrys Pass Primary school principal

    Roland McDonald says they were able to ac-

    commodate the six grade 1 learners on their

    waiting list as they had the same amount of

    transfers.DrGJJoubertPrimaryinStrandhas

    30 Grade 1s on their waiting list while Marvin

    Park Primary in Macassar has 21 learners.

    Spokesperson for the WCED Paddy Attwell

    did not respond to an enquiry with regard to

    howmanyGrade1 learnerscouldnotbeaccom-

    modated at Helderberg schools and how the

    WCED would address the issue. It could also

    not be confirmed if two schools are to be built

    in Nomzamo this year.

    Parents whose children have not been ac-

    cepted at schools can phone the Department

    of Education on 086 192 3322 for contact details

    of the relevant district officials.

    Graad R-onderwyser by Oklaho-

    mastraat Primr, Joan James, het

    met die aanvang van die nuwe

    skooljaar verlede Woensdag haar

    hande vol gehadmet angstige leer-

    ders en kon nie vir ChloNovember

    (links) en Levin Josh van Rensburg

    oortuig dat skoolgaan pret is nie.

    Liana Dicks, Levin se ma, is heel

    regs op die foto.

    FOTO: BERNADETTE ROSSI

    Eerste skooldag vir graad 1s BLS 2

    Join the Gichin Karate Dojo in Macassar PG 8

  • Helderberg Gazette News - Nuus Tuesday 21 January 20142

    Die gemeenskap van Chris Nissen Park is trots op hulle matrikulante wat

    almal suksesvol in hulle finale eksamen was. Die sewe leerders het aan

    Horskool Gordon matrikuleer. Dinah Adams, n gemeenskapsleier in Chris

    Nissen Park, s die leerders het almal in eenvoudige omstandighede grootge-

    word en het baie hard gewerk. Sy s die leerders wil graag verder studeer.

    Agter van links is: Clifton Afrika, Yonela Ndabeni, Chantall van Wyk, Elton

    Browers, Nathan van Wyk en Dinah Adams; (voor): Abe van Wyk en Janine

    Diamond. FOTO: IAN BAARD

    Eerste dag op groot skool

    Die Weskaapse skooljaar het verlede Woensdag afgeskop en die Helderberg

    skole bars uit hulle nate met duisende graad Re en graad 1s wat vir die

    eerste keer formele onderrig sal ontvang. DieHelderberg Gazette het by van

    di skole gaan inloer.

    Logan Har-

    deburg, Wil-

    von Truter,

    Christal

    Booysen en

    Jade Mos-

    tert van Dr.

    G.J. Joubert

    Primr.

    Dr. G.J. Joubert Primr se Faith Matiwana

    en Hope Meyer.

    Di graad eentjies van Dr. G.J. Joubert Primr sit skouer aan die wiel.

    Simekhaya Ndoboza en Sinawo Mxhego

    het hulle dag speel-speel by Marvin Park

    Primr begin. FOTO: BERNADETTE ROSSI

    Hannah Smit, Amiena Barends en Caitlyn

    Booysen is in graad 1 by Oklahomastraat Pri-

    mr. FOTO: BERNADETTE ROSSI

    Bronecia Kleynhans en Shameez Newman

    het hul skoolloopbaan by Marvin Park Pri-

    mr in Macassar begin.

    FOTO: BERNADETTE ROSSI

  • Helderberg GazetteNews - NuusTuesday 21 January 2014 3

    No fee for results

    The excitement of the matric

    learners at Simanyene High

    School inNomzamowas quick-

    ly dampened when they were

    told they had to payR110 to ob-

    tain the results of theirNation-

    al Senior Certificate exams.

    According to a Somerset West

    resident, a learner at the school

    who she employs over weekends,

    informed her that he would only

    be able to get his results if he paid

    the R110 fee. I found it very

    strange that a school would

    charge their pupils for their own

    matricresults.Thetownshipchil-

    dren do not have money.

    According to a matriculant,

    Msinelelo Cacambile (19), thema-

    triculantswent to school onTues-

    day 7 January to get their results.

    Iwent to school around 12:00 and

    the principal told us we should

    come back the following Monday

    with R110 for our results.

    Msinelelo said the principal, Mr

    Matshoba, informed the learners

    that they needed to bring their

    parents to school for negotiations

    to take place.

    Msinelelo saidhe, alongwith 20

    other learners, refused to pay. He

    then phoned a helpline from the

    department of education for ad-

    vice. According to Bronagh Ca-

    sey, spokesperson for education

    MEC Donald Grant, schools can-

    not withhold results because of

    outstanding fees and also cannot

    charge an amount for the collec-

    tionofresults.Thedepartment in-

    vestigated the matter and found

    that in this case, it was neither.

    The principal informed learn-

    ers who had not yet handed in

    their textbooks that their parents

    had to collect their results. This

    would give the principal the op-

    portunity to talk to their parents

    about their childrens failure to

    hand over their textbooks. The

    principal asked for R110 should

    the learnersnotbeable toretrieve

    the books. Casey added that the

    parents were then to be given the

    results even if a payment was

    not made.

    Liquor trading now allowed on Sundays

    Liquor stores can apply to the City of

    CapeTownforextendedtradinghours

    after the new liquor bylawwas prom-

    ulgated last week.

    The new bylaw, Control of Under-

    takings that Sell Liquor to the Public,

    2013 was promulgated on Friday 17

    January in the Provincial Govern-

    mentGazette.All existingbylawscon-

    cerned with the sale of liquor have

    thus been repealed. The new bylaw

    comes into effect on 1 February.

    Businesseswith valid liquor licenc-

    es can apply for extended trading

    times if they adhere to the

    requirements and limitations set out

    in the bylaw.

    Previously, only businesses with

    on-consumption liquor licenses, like

    restaurants, could apply for extended

    trading hours, while off-consumption

    liquor license-holders did not qualify

    to apply for extended liquor trading

    days or hours. The new bylaw makes

    provision for off-consumption li-

    censed premises to apply for extra

    trading hours fromMonday to Satur-

    day from 18:00 to 20:00 and for trading

    on Sundays from 11:00 to 18:00.

    On-consumptiontradersarenowel-

    igible to apply for extended liquor

    trading hours from 02:00 to no later

    than 04:00. Information on how to ap-

    ply is available online at: http://

    www.capetown.gov.za/en/City-

    Health/Pages/Bylaw.aspx

    SLUIT AAN BY BLOMMEKLUB: Die Helderberg

    Blommeklub wil vanjaar graag meer lede werf en

    het hul jaarprogram ook aangepas. Demonstra-

    teurs van die Wes-Kaap Vereniging van Blomme-

    rangskikkers is genader omby vergaderings blom-

    mekuns te kom doen. Marie de Kock van Platte-

    kloof sal Saterdag 25 Januarie om 14:00 n

    demonstrasie in die Somerset-Wes-biblioteek-

    saal aanbied.Marie is n beoordelaar, onderwyser

    en demonstrateur in blommekuns. Hierdie is die

    blommeklub se eerste vergadering vir die jaar,

    waarna klublede elke vierde Dinsdag van die

    maand om 19:00 in die biblioteeksaal sal verga-

    der. Elke maand sal n ander persoon n demon-

    strasie of werksessie aanbied. Nuwe lede is wel-

    kom om aan te sluit teen R80 per jaar. Kontak

    Jannie du Toit by 072 473 2420 of jannieduto-

    [email protected] Hier is lede van die Helderberg

    Blommeklub by verlede jaar se jaareindfunksie.

  • Helderberg Gazette Letters - Briewe Tuesday 21 January 20144

    :DW Vr M\"

    606

    RQV

    606H NRV 5

    Helderberg Gazette-lesers praat saam

    Salvo Park reunion

    What a disappointment the reunion in

    Salvo Park was. I must say the organising

    was a huge failure there were no toilets

    available or stalls. To think that I actually

    gave up my shopping day to attend the reun-

    ion! Sorry organisers, next time involve peo-

    ple who know the drill. Berenice Fischer Mer-

    ton

    Swak diens van Sassa

    Wat gaan dit baat om oor SASSA te kla?

    (Helderberg Gazette - Sassa se diens power,

    10 Desember).Die werkers daarmaak dit dui-

    delik dat hulle vir n andermaatskappywerk

    en nie vir die staat nie. Hulle is die ene arro-

    gansie! Hulle wil so min as moontlik doen

    in soveel as moontlik tyd! Boonop het hulle

    n magstryd met mekaar, want die onderge-

    skikte skryf voor aan die een in beheer bloot

    omdat die ondergeskikte voorheen daardie

    pos beklee het. Kan dit nog erger as dit raak?

    Albei ewe dom-astrant. Kallie, Helderberg

    Ho taxi-tariewe

    Ek stem saam met die leser oor die ho

    taxi-tariewe in Macassar. Ons moet so baie

    betaal uit Macassar en wat dit nog erger

    maak is dat ons wragtie waar R6 moet betaal

    vir roetes binne Macassar! Dit is pateties-

    mense wat in Eersterivier bly betaal R8 tot

    in Bellville. Ontevrede pendelaar

    Voorspellings oor oud-president Mandela

    Rynhardt se voorspellings oor Mandela

    is darem ongelooflik; om so iets in drome te

    kan sien! D.Hougaard, Strand

    Donasies misbruik

    Winkels gee kos aan Lourensia Park,

    maar die mense sien dit nie, want dit gaan

    na familie en inwoners van ander gebiede.

    Is hierdie gemeenskapswerk of selfishwerk?

    Permitte vir vissermanne

    Lynvissers kry tydelike permitte en kan

    tot 28 Februarie op die see gaan. Dit wys dat

    lynvissers gespeel word deur ANC politici,

    want die 2014-verkiesing l voor, stemme is

    op die spel, asook joppies en lekker vet sala-

    risse, terwylvissers se ellendevoorl!Diemi-

    nister van landbou, bosbou en visserye, Tina

    Joemat-Pettersson en haar geliefde ANC is

    uit voeling met vissers wat n bydrae tot die

    ekonomie lewer asook met Jan Publiek wat

    die visbedryf ondersteun! Stygende vispryse

    is die publiek se voorland! Weg met Joemat-

    Pettersson! Rynhardt, Somerset-Wes

    Informele toilette

    Die feit dat Lwandle se inwoners nie per-

    manente toilette het nie, wys probleme gaan

    voortduur! Zille, hoe is dit moontlik dat u en

    u trawante nog nie toilette kan verskaf nie?

    U spog dan so oor dienslewering, maar u on-

    dersteun die omstrede wetsontwerp wat reg-

    stellende aksiemoet versnel! Dit beteken nog

    n groter gebrek aan dienslewering, en dit be-

    teken die probleme gaan die liberale DA soos

    n tsoenami tref! Moenie verbaas wees asmo-

    leste die Wes-Kaap en u, Zille, gaan tref nie!

    P.Steyn, Strand

    CHAN Soccer tournament

    CHAN 2014: Bafana Bafana draw against

    Los Angeles 1-1. South Africa is number one

    and has 4 points andMali is number two, also

    with 4 points! In the Cape Town Stadium.

    African National Championship 2014:

    Bafana is better to havewon againstMambas

    3-1 after the opening game at Cape Town in

    South Africa.

    Possible lack of toilets to be investigated

    DALEEN FOUCH

    The City of Cape Town will be investigating

    the possibility of providing permanent toilets

    to a new area of Lwandle following a protest

    where eight toilets were destroyed.

    OnSunday 5 January, residents of theDavid

    Nkanti informal settlement protested after on-

    ly one of the eight nearby toilets that they use

    were in working condition.

    The residentshaveno toilet facilities of their

    own.

    Ernest Sonnenberg, Mayoral Committee

    member for utility services says the City in-

    formed the leadership of David Nkanti prior

    to the protest that the toilets would be fixed

    only after the builders holiday break in De-

    cember.

    He says theCity has provided residentswith

    chemical toilets as a temporary measure until

    the toilets have been repaired.

    This area is a relatively new area and the

    Citywill be investigating thepossibility of per-

    manent toilet installations. The outcomeof the

    investigationwill be reported back to the com-

    munity.

    Tensions about service delivery in Lwandle

    has been growing since last year, with a visit

    from high ranking officials being cancelled

    midway due to fears of a brewing protest.

    Sonnenberg says theCity condemns anyand

    all criminal destruction of the Citys facilities.

    This does not speed up service delivery and

    is counter-productive as themoney that has to

    be spent on repairs detracts from the budget

    for new installations.

    He says the City will be installing around

    1 300 full flush toilets in Cape Town this year,

    of which a number will be for the Strand-area.

    The City faces a number of challenges in

    installing full flush toilets including high den-

    sity, land typology and land ownership as well

    as accessibility to backbone infrastructure,

    Sonnenberg said, adding that they will contin-

    uously consult with the community.

  • Helderberg GazetteAdvertisement - AdvertensieTuesday 21 January 2014 5

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  • Helderberg GazetteGeneral - AlgemeenDinsdag 21 Januarie 2014 7

  • Helderberg

    Year 18 Dinsdag 21 Januarie 2014 | Tel. 021 853 0211

    KARATE CLASSES: Gichin Karate Macassar Dojo, which seeks to develop, empower and engage

    with disadvantaged people through sport, is offering traditional shotokan karate classes in the

    old Macassar Community Hall every Tuesday and Thursday. All interested parties are invited to

    attend the practice sessions which start at 17:00. For more information, contact chairperson

    Dorothy van der Heever on 073 740 8616 or sensei Bennie de Swart on 072 565 4907.

    Gholfdag by Strand-klub

    ten bate van Aanhouwen

    Aucamp Scholtz Lubbe ou-

    diteure en geoktrooieerde

    rekenmeesters se 10de

    gholfdag word op 13 Maart

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    Di geleentheid is n geld-

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    Walk for Cansa

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    Netbal se AJV oop vir alle netbalklubs

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www.bolandgazette.co.za bolandgazette.mobi Year 18 • Tuesday 21 January 2014 | Tel. 021 853 0211 Helderberg No place for budding learners DELIAH BRINKHUIS AND ILLANA FRANTZ Helderberg schools, especially primary schools are overcrowded. The Helderberg has just under 30 primary schools. When Helderberg Gazette contacted a few of these schools at the onset of the school year last week, many of them had waiting lists for Grade 1 learners who could not be accom- modated. While some of these Grade 1 learners’s par- ents had applied by the closing date for enrol- ment at the end of June last year, principals say that many of these learners are late appli- cants, with some only applying for admission for 2014 last week. With the start of the second school week for 2014 yesterday (Monday), many schools were still inundated with late registrations. Godfrey Julies, school principal of Rusthof Primary School in Strand says these late regis- trations hamper the productivity of the school. “Late registration make our task difficult as I am forced to deal with this where we could have started our school programme already,” he said. Julies says parents did not co-operate with the school as they failed to meet the deadline for registration even after numerous notifica- tions were sent to them. Most of these learners that have not been applied for in time, he says, live close to the school. According to Julies the recently finished school has five Grade 1 class- es with 205 Grade 1s in total and 45 learners on the waiting list. He says the new school can only accommo- date 1 200 learners, about 100 less than previ- ously. “We have no extra classes to accommo- date these learners, no furniture, no textbooks and no stationery,” he added despondently. Julies says the waiting list will be sent to the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), and hopefully the learners will be accommo- dated at other Helderberg schools. Solomon Qatyana Primary in Nomzamo has 256 Gr 1s on their waiting list. School principal Nokwazi Mniki says 240 learners were already accommodated in the six Grade 1 classes. According to Mniki a new primary and high school for Nomzamo will open in April this year, which she hopes will address the demand in the community. Mphicothi Qantolo, school principal of Christmas Tinto, also in Nomzamo also hopes that if the schools are built it will bring relief to the five primary schools in Nomzamo. Christmas Tinto was built last year to address overcrowding at ACJ Pakade Primary. The school did not have sufficient furniture and learners were taught while sitting on the floor, many using ice-cream tubs as tables. Qantolo says Christmas Tinto has seven Grade 1 classes of 45 learners each. He says he hopes that the WCED will allow some of the teachers for the planned school to temporarily teach at his school and that they will supply furniture to accommodate the 40 Grade 1 learn- ers on their waiting list. Somerset West Primary School has enrolled 112 Grade 1 learners this year. A spokesperson for the school was unable to say how many learners were on their waiting list, but said they believe that the learners were accepted at other schools as the school has had no fur- ther enquiries about accommodating more learners. Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary school principal Roland McDonald says they were able to ac- commodate the six grade 1 learners on their waiting list as they had the same amount of transfers. Dr GJ Joubert Primary in Strand has 30 Grade 1s on their waiting list while Marvin Park Primary in Macassar has 21 learners. Spokesperson for the WCED Paddy Attwell did not respond to an enquiry with regard to how many Grade 1 learners could not be accom- modated at Helderberg schools and how the WCED would address the issue. It could also not be confirmed if two schools are to be built in Nomzamo this year. Parents whose children have not been ac- cepted at schools can phone the Department of Education on 086 192 3322 for contact details of the relevant district officials. Graad R-onderwyser by Oklaho- mastraat Primêr, Joan James, het met die aanvang van die nuwe skooljaar verlede Woensdag haar hande vol gehad met angstige leer- ders en kon nie vir Chloë November (links) en Levin Josh van Rensburg oortuig dat skoolgaan pret is nie. Liana Dicks, Levin se ma, is heel regs op die foto. FOTO: BERNADETTE ROSSI Eerste skooldag vir graad 1’s BLS 2 Join the Gichin Karate Dojo in Macassar PG 8
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