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  • www.bolandgazette.co.za

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    Year 17 Tuesday 5 November 2013 | Tel. 021 853 0211

    Helderberg

    Everything lost in blaze

    DELIAH BRINKHUIS

    Lwandle resident Asanda Mini

    (21) was rebuilding his home yes-

    terday (Monday) instead of study-

    ingforhisNationalSeniorCertifi-

    cate Mathematics exams today.

    Mini isoneof almost 200people left

    homeless after a fire razed 52 houses

    in the Ethembeni informal settle-

    ment just before 02:00 on Sunday.

    Mini ,who lives with his 32-year-

    old sister andher twochildren (3 and

    7), says they lost everything, includ-

    ing all his school books, in the fire.

    According to Lwandle police

    spokesperson Constable Mthokozisi

    Gama, a case of arson is being inves-

    tigated after it was reported that a

    manhadallegedlysethisgirlfriends

    home alight.

    No injuries were reported.

    The City of Cape Towns Disaster

    Risk Management reported that 60

    children were among those dis-

    placed. Theyprovided food, blankets

    and buildingmaterial to the affected

    residents.

    On Monday, people manoeuvring

    wheelbarrows carrying remnants of

    the fire or building material, were a

    familiar site in the area.

    Manymen were seenhardatwork

    toiling in the heat as they rebuilt

    their informal homes.

    Bonisile Nogcinisa, who works in

    the Strand industrial area, was as-

    sisted by colleagues who brought

    wooden boards to him so that he

    could rebuild his home.

    Disaster Risk Management has

    emphasised the importance of fire

    safety. In a media statement people

    were urged to isolate electrical de-

    vices and extinguish gas burners,

    candles, lamps and paraffin stoves,

    when not in use, in order to prevent

    fires.

    Deputy Minister of International

    Relations and Cooperation, Marius

    Fransman, visited the area that

    morning. Fransman said he would

    correspond with Cape Town Mayor

    Patricia de Lille to request immedi-

    ate relief for the residents.

    Anyone who can assist the resi-

    dents can phone community leader

    Simthembile Mfencane on

    073 248 0407.

    Residents of the Ethembeni informal settlement in Lwandle seen rebuilding their homes on Monday after a fire on Sunday left almost 200 people homeless. PHOTOS: DELIAH BRINKHUIS

    A woman looks on hopelessly at what was

    left of her house after a fire swept through

    theEthembeni informal settlementonSun-

    day morning.

  • Helderberg Gazette News - Nuus Tuesday 5 November 20132

    Brigade kort steeds geld

    N verskeie geldinsamelingspro-

    jekte, insluitend een waartydens

    n lid van die VGK-gemeente

    Strand n aand en nag op die kerk

    se dak deurgebring het, kort die

    brigade steeds geld.

    Die brigade se kaptein Annanias

    Eimanhet opVrydag 18Oktober van

    18:00 tot 06:00 opdiekerk sedakdeur-

    gebring.

    Eiman het gehoop dat mense hom

    met geldelike bydraes sou onder-

    steun terwylhyopdie dakwas, sodat

    die brigade nuwe uniforms en mu-

    siekinstrumente kan aankoop.

    Maar volgens woordvoerder Jo-

    han Kanka was die ondersteuning

    nie so groot nie.

    Ongelukkighetonsniebaieborge

    gekry nie en die opkoms na die ge-

    leentheidwas ookpower, so die insa-

    meling was glad nie wonderlik nie,

    s Kanka.

    Mense kan steeds geld skenk. Bel

    Kanka by 021 854 4633 of stuur n

    e-pos na [email protected]

    gov.za.

    ) Nog fotos is te sien by www.bo-

    landgazette.com.

    Eiman se on-

    dersteuners

    en toeskou-

    ers op die

    kerkterrein

    van die VGK-

    gemeente

    Strand.

    Eiman maak gereed vir die aand en nag op die kerkdak in Derdestraat, Strand.

    Join St Johns today

    St Johns in Somerset West has

    been in existence for 70 years and

    offers various training course for

    businesses.

    Conducted regularly from the

    Centre in Oudehuis Street, Som-

    erset West, the training includes

    courses tailor-made to equip tour

    guides, gym instructors, farm

    workers and child carers with es-

    sential first-aid skills.

    Also on offer is First Aid train-

    ing for level 1, level 1 and 2 com-

    bined and level 3 as well as basic

    home care.

    Certificates are valid for three

    years and include a free CPR re-

    fresher course, which can be tak-

    en any time during the certifi-

    cates period of validation.

    Training materials are in the

    form of books, videos and practi-

    cal sessions.

    The home care course is aimed

    at people who need to care for the

    elderly and infirm at home, or for

    patients recovering from opera-

    tions.

    Other services offered at the

    centre include an eye clinic and

    stand-by duties.

    The Eye Clinic offers profes-

    sional testingataffordableprices.

    The clinic is open four mornings

    a week, as well as one afternoon

    a week. Appointments must be

    made.

    St Johns volunteers perform

    stand-by duties at various sport-

    ing and fun events in the area.

    We would also like to do first

    aid and home care training in the

    disadvantaged communities, but

    for this we need funding to cover

    costs.

    Therefore any business or in-

    dividual who would like to fund

    us, are welcome to contact the of-

    fice for further details, says Jen-

    ny Walker, centre manager.

    St Johns SomersetWest is part

    of an international organisation,

    with a history dating back to the

    1900s.

    For more information, or to as-

    sist financially contact

    0 021 851 7394 or email 2 cen-

    [email protected]

  • Helderberg GazetteNews - NuusTuesday 5 November 2013 3

    Gemeente raadop n

    vele inbrake en skade

    Die pastoor van die Bellglen Christen Ge-

    meente Kerk in Macassar, Denver Abra-

    hams, bied n beloning van R1 000 aan vir

    inligting wat sal lei tot die inhegtenisne-

    ming van die verdagtes in n inbraak.

    Dit volg nadat daar vir die derde keer van-

    jaar by die kerk in Irisweg, Macassar, inge-

    breek is. Ongeveer 32 kleuters word daagliks

    by dieDiscoveryKids-kleuterskool op die per-

    seel na omgesien. Sondae word die gebou as

    n plek van aanbidding gebruik.

    Indie jongstevoorvalopDonderdag31Okto-

    ber is die diefwering uit die muur geruk en

    die venster gebreek om toegang tot die perseel

    te kry.

    In die eerste inbraak, wat op 9 Mei plaasge-

    vind het, het diewe die kos en matrasse van

    die kleuters gebuit.

    Tydens n tweede inbraak, op 2 September,

    is nog groter skade aangerig. Die diewe het

    toegang tot die gebou deur n venster in die

    kombuisgekryenaldieslottevandiekoskaste

    en die yskas gebreek om kos wat vir die kin-

    ders bedoel was, te steel.

    Volgens Abrahams is hulle raadop, want el-

    ke inbraak sit hul verder terug.

    Hulle het ook twee van die kragproppe be-

    skadig en die voorafbetaalde kragboks so erg

    verniel dat dit vervang moes word. Ek moes

    onmiddellik nelektrisinuitkryendit alskos

    geld, het hy ges.

    Abrahamsvoegbydat daar groot plannevir

    die uitbreiding van die perseel is. Dit sluit in

    n plek van veiligheid vir mishandelde vroue

    asook n plekwaar jeugprogrammeaangebied

    kan word en waar berading aan lede van die

    gemeenskap gebied kan word.

    Hy s egter dat al die uitgawes aan herstel-

    werk n die inbrake hul planne om hierdie

    geriewe n werklikheid te maak, vertraag.

    Volgens Abrahams het hy al drie inbrake

    by die Macassar-polisie aangemeld, maar het

    dat daar tot op hede niks van gekom het nie.

    Die Helderberg Gazette het die polisie om

    kommentaar genader.

    Teen druktyd van die Gazette is egter geen

    kommentaar ontvang nie. Daar kon dus nie

    bevestig word of daar enige inhegtenisne-

    mings vir die vorige inbrake was nie.

    Personemet inligting kanAbrahams by 079

    088 0447 bel.

    Pastoor Denver Abrahams van die Bellglen

    Christen Gemeente Kerk in Macassar by die

    diefwering wat tydens verlede week se in-

    braak gebreek is. FOTOS: ILLANA FRANTZ

    Die diewe het die slotte gebreek om toegang

    tot items soos kos, te kry.

    Busted for abalone

    DELIAH BRINKHUIS

    A 30-year-old man from Hawston has ap-

    peared in the StrandMagistrate Court last

    Thursday for the illegal possession and

    transportation of abalone.

    Brent Dalton was ar-

    rested in Gordons Bay

    last Tuesday by the

    SAPSs K9-unit after

    5 307 shelled abalone

    was found in a Toyota

    Fortuner in which he

    was travelling.

    AccordingtoWONico

    Beukes, spokesperson for the Gordons

    Bay police, the man was travelling from

    Hawston along Sir Lowrys Pass Road in

    the dark coloured Toyota Fortuner when

    he was pulled over by police at 09:50. The

    Fortuner, thought to be a courtesyvehicle,

    was searched and 18 bags of shelled abalo-

    ne (5 307) with an estimated value of more

    than R2 million was found. His next court

    appearance will be today (5 November).

    Later the same day at 11:00 the K9-Unit

    also raided a suspected abalone-drying fa-

    cility in Asla Park on

    the N2. According to

    provincial spokesper-

    son, Capt FC vanWyk,

    neighbouring busi-

    nesses reported the

    smell of abalone in the

    vicinity. A total of 10

    638 dried abalone

    worth R1,7 million and weighing 482 kg,

    were found in the building in Asla Park

    and confiscated. Drying racks, fans, scales

    and other equipment used to process the

    delicacy were also found at the deserted

    premises.No arrests have yet been made.

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  • Helderberg Gazette News - Nuus Tuesday 5 November 20134

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    Illegal dumping still a problem

    Afteranarticleabout illegaldumping inSir

    Lowrys Pass was published in the Helder-

    berg Gazette (Dumping an eyesore, Hel-

    derberg Gazette, 29 October 2013), the Ga-

    zette this week noticed that the area sur-

    rounding the waste container in Nieuland

    Road, was clean.

    However, a containerdown the roadopposite

    theRastakamp informal settlement remainsan

    eyesore,withwastesurrounding thecontainer.

    Whenasked if theCityofCapeTownhas adjust-

    ed measures to keep this area clean, the Citys

    Mayoral Committee Member for Utilities,

    Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg said no. The

    container is serviced twiceweekly. Specialised

    equipment for the clearing of bulkier items,

    dumped illegally, is deployed across the metro

    as frequently as resources allow.

    A local resident in the area says people from

    other areas contribute to the problem by still

    dumping their waste at the containers.

    A container in nieuland Road, just before Somerset Forest, was clean when the

    Helderberg Gazette visited the area yesterday (Monday).PHOTOS: DELIAH BRINKHUIS

    This container opposite Rastakamp in Sir Lowrys Pass is still a hot-spot for illegal dumping.

    Lwandle on the

    brink of protest

    DALEEN FOUCH

    A visit to Lwandle by high

    ranking municipal officials

    on Friday was cut short fol-

    lowingrumours that thecom-

    munity was mobilising for a

    protest.

    The officials, from the of-

    fice of Cape Town mayor, Pa-

    tricia de Lille, and council-

    lors were evacuated when

    they reached Onverwacth

    Road where tensions alleged-

    ly grew.

    But, according to local

    ward councillor Jongidumo

    Maxheke, the incident was a

    misunderstanding, and the

    communitywas not planning

    a protest. The visit was in-

    tendedtocreateaplatformfor

    residents to voice their griev-

    ances related to service deliv-

    ery with the mayor.

    The officials arrived in

    Lwandle on Friday morning

    and were on a walk-about

    through the area when they

    were evacuated.

    A resident of Lwandle who

    wished to remain anony-

    mous, says the community

    was merely gathering to

    share their grievances, when

    the officials ran away.

    Hesaysthecommunitywas

    not planning to protest but

    rather wanted to show offi-

    cials theterrible livingcon-

    ditions in the Lwandle infor-

    mal settlement.

    He says the community

    wereexpecting deLille tovis-

    it Lwandle and became upset

    when she did not show.

    Solly Malatsi, de Lilles

    spokesperson,says themayor

    had to deal with pressing

    council matters and was

    therefore no longer able to at-

    tend that meeting.

    This was communicated

    to the leaders.

    To showcase her commit-

    ment to listen to the concerns

    of the community, she dele-

    gated representatives from

    her office continue with the

    meeting in her absence.

    According to Maxheke, the

    burning issues in the com-

    munity are a lack of housing

    and electricity.

    He says the lack of electri-

    cal connections createsadan-

    gerous situation, because

    people try tomake illegal con-

    nections.

    The Lwandle resident

    agreed, saying that the lackof

    houses in the area is a big

    problem.

    He confirmed that several

    Lwandle residents took part

    in a mass protest in the Cape

    Town city centre on Wednes-

    day 30 October where several

    shops and vendors stalls

    were vandalised.

  • Helderberg GazetteAdvertisement - AdvertensieTuesday 5 November 2013 5

  • Helderberg Gazette News - Nuus Tuesday 5 November 20136

    Families get new homes

    FourLwandle families arehappy to be the own-

    ersof thenewlybuilthomesintheMasincedane

    Peoples Housing Project (PHP).

    Western Cape Minister of Human Settle-

    ments, Bonginkosi Madikizela, did the hand-

    ing-over on Friday 18 October.

    Bruce Oom, spokesperson for the minister,

    says the housing development will provide for

    468 houses on completion and will cost

    R26,7 million.

    An elated Thandiswa Mbele (third from left) received the keys to her new home in the Masincedane Peoples

    Housing Project (PHP) in Lwandle. With her are (from left) project leader Nontsikelelo November Cenga, Western

    Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela and councillor Samuel Matha (Ward 85).

    Massiewe ontwikkeling

    sal Helderberg vergroot

    DALEEN FOUCH

    Nog n groot ontwikkeling vir die Helder-

    berg, wat volgens plan meer as 3 000 huise

    en woonstelle sal insluit, sowel as n sake-

    gebied van 5 ha, word beplan.

    Die grootskaalse ontwikkeling van

    190 ha genaamd Sitari Fields, is tussen die

    N2 endieOuFirgroveHoofweg (R102), oor-

    kant Macassar, gele.

    Daar is voorheen n gholflandgoed be-

    plan vir n gebied wat reeds omgewings-

    goedkeuring ontvang het van die provinsi-

    aledepartementvanomgewingsakeenont-

    wikkeling. Daar is beplan om 1 113 huise

    en n gholfbaan te bou.

    Die eiendom is egter in 2010 op n veiling

    verkoop voordat bouwerk aan die projek

    begin is.

    Die nuwe eienaars het intussen planne

    ingedien om 2 037 bykomende huise en

    woonstelle te bou waar die gholfbaan vir

    die vorige ontwikkeling beplan is.

    Dienuweontwikkelaars doen tans nnu-

    we omgewingsimpakstudie vir die nuwe

    planne.

    Indien die nuwe planne goedgekeur

    word, sal 3 150 huise en woonstelle gebou

    word wat n aftreeoord insluit.

    n Private skool met sportterrein en n

    5 ha-gebied vir winkels word ook beplan.

    Verder wil ontwikkelaars Klein Zeekoe-

    vlei (21 ha groot) rehabiliteer.

    Gedurende die omgewingsimpakstudie

    sal verskeie vakkundige ondersoeke on-

    derneemword en ingenieurs sal veral kyk

    na diemoontlike uitwerking op verkeer en

    opgraderings voorstel.

    SitariFieldsisniedieenigstegrootskaal-

    se ontwikkeling wat beplan word vir Hel-

    derberg nie.

    Die Paardevlei-ontwikkeling beoog om

    meer as 14 000 huise te bou, gepaard met

    nywerheidsgebiede en winkels op meer as

    120 ha oor die volgende 20 jaar.

    Onderverdeling enhersoneringsaansoe-

    ke vir die Sitari Fields-eiendomword tans

    deur die Stad Kaapstad oorweeg.

    Cheryl Walters, hoof van beplanning en

    ontwikkelingbydieStadKaapstad,verdui-

    delik dat die Stad eers die onderverdeling

    en hersonering van die eiendom kan oor-

    weeg wanneer die beoogde ontwikkeling

    omgewingsgoedkeuring verkry.

    Dit is die moeite werd om te noem dat

    die beoogde ontwikkeling ooreenstemmet

    die Stad Kaapstad se riglyne en binne die

    stadsoom val.

    Die Helderberg Gazette verneem dat die

    projek, indien goedgekeur, in verskeie fa-

    ses gebousalwordwatmoontlik teeneinde

    2014 kan begin.

    Fireworks can only be discharged

    on Macassar Beach

    Residents are urged to be cautious when dis-

    charging fireworks during Guy Fawkes cele-

    brations today (5 November). The City of Cape

    Town has identified designated areas for this

    purpose and the Macassar Beach parking area

    in Macassar Road is the designated area in the

    Helderberg.

    Pets should be kept indoors where possible.

    To report a fire, call 107 from a landline or

    021 480 7700 from a cell phone.

    Staanplek amptelik in gebruik

    Die Macassar-taxi-

    staanplek is verlede

    Vrydag (1 November)

    in gebruik geneem n

    n vergadering verlede

    Dinsdag tussen die So-

    merset-Wes Distriks

    Taxi-vereninging, wyk

    109raadslidensubraad

    22 voorsitter, John

    Heuvel, en amptenare

    van die Stad Kaapstad.

    Die tydelike staan-

    plek is die einde van

    Augustus teen n koste

    van R1,1 miljoen vol-

    tooi. Taxi-eienaars het

    aanvanklik geweier

    om die staanplek te gebruik omdat, volgens

    hulle, hul nie by die beplanning van die staan-

    plek betrokke was

    nie.VolgensArthur

    Rhodes, sekretaris

    van die vereniging,

    het hulle ingestem

    om die staanplek te

    gebruik omdat hul

    glo die huidige

    staanplek is die

    mees geskikte ge-

    bied vir die staan-

    plek is en hulle

    hoop dit sal in n

    permanente staan-

    plek ontwikkel

    word.

    Die staanplek be-

    skik oor twee che-

    miese toilette en toiletgeriewe behoort binne

    die volgende paar weke opgegradeer te word.

    Taxi-eienaars- en bestuurders het Vrydag 1 November

    die onlangs-voltooide tussentydse Macassar-taxi-

    staanplek in gebruik geneem. FOTO: ILLANA FRANTZ

  • Helderberg GazetteGeneral - AlgemeenTuesday 5 November 2013 7

    Stock up on electricity

    The City of Cape Towns pre-paid

    electricity vending system will be

    shutdownforessentialmaintenance

    between 21:00 on Wednesday 6 No-

    vember and 05:00 on Thursday 7 No-

    vember.

    This shutdown will disable all

    vending systems and will therefore

    also affect all purchases of electrici-

    ty. Consumers who fall within the

    Citys supply areas will not be able

    topurchasepre-paidelectricityunits

    during these hours.

    Residents who are directly sup-

    plied by Eskom will however not be

    affected.

    The City apologised for the incon-

    venience.

    Due to unforeseen circumstances

    during the original upgrade, the re-

    quired work could not be completed

    within the allotted time.

    Consumers are encouraged to pur-

    chase the necessary electricity units

    beforehand to avoid any hassles.

    Should residents wish to be updat-

    ed on the progress of the upgrade,

    they arewelcome to contact theElec-

    tricity Technical Operations Centre

    on 0860103089, or SMS 31220.

    WHOLESOME FOOD FOR

    THOUGHT: Tia van Wyk, a

    Grade 7 pupil at Loreto Pri-

    mary School in Strand feeds

    porridge to Urine Maarman

    from Sir Lowrys Pass Vil-

    lage. Thepupils anda teach-

    er, Beth Forbes, visited the

    Under His Wings organisa-

    tion as part of their commu-

    nity outreach programme.

    Under His Wings, which is

    run by Pearl Stryders, also

    has a feeding scheme in Sir

    Lowrys Pass where more

    than 400 children, from tod-

    dlers to high school pupils,

    can enjoy breakfast and

    lunch daily.

  • Helderberg Gazette Letters - Briewe Tuesday 5 November 20138

    Samaritan thankful for helpfulness after theft of computer

    Samaritan thankful for helpfulness after theft of computer

    On Friday 18 October at 07:40, I naively picked

    upahitchhikerat theSirLowrys andN2 inter-

    section while en route to work in Strand, only

    to have him take my laptop as he got out of the

    car.

    I had saved every photo I have taken in the

    past eight years on this little box.

    This letter is to express my sincerest grati-

    tude to My Heroes!

    Firstly, I would like to thank the officer who

    answered when I called 10111 shortly after the

    incident.

    Despitemy adrenaline and shock, hewas ex-

    tremely polite, kept the questions short and

    sweet and immediately sent aunit out towhere

    I dropped off the suspect.

    I am sorry for not thinking of asking the

    name of the angel on the line but if you read

    this, thank you for putting my mind at ease

    at such a stressful time and for your patience.

    Secondly, to Constable Khobe andConstable

    Felix, from Lwandle Police station for your

    quick response, your calm and professional

    mannerand formakingmysituation seem like

    the most important mission of your day.

    Abig thankyoutoSergeantJack, thesmiling

    angel of Lwandle Police station, for the effi-

    cient and gentlemanner inwhich you handled

    my report, despite the absolute chaos around

    you. With the adrenaline subsiding and the

    emotions starting to kick in, your smile and

    chatting kept me calm.

    Also to Sergeant Damons, who calmly

    walked into the station just over an hour later

    with eight years of my life in pictures in his

    hands.

    He and his team had responded to the call

    within minutes. Armed with the information

    provided by various witnesses, knowledge of

    the area, quick thinking and years of experi-

    ence, they managed to find the suspect and re-

    cover the laptop. Sadly, due to the terrain, the

    suspect managed to escape.

    Iwouldalsoliketoexpressmyheartfeltgrati-

    tude to the two gentleman and twowomenwho

    hadbeensoobservantandhelpful inproviding

    the direction in which the suspect had gone as

    well as his name and where he was likely to

    head with the item.

    Speaking out against crime and helping

    without asking for anything in return, it is

    your willingness and kindness that gives me

    hope.

    GRATEFUL, GORDONS BAY

    Gazette-lesers lewer kommentaar per sms

    Polisie l beslag op dwelms

    Dis goed en wel dat die polisie op groot

    hoeveelhede dwelms in Lwandle beslag gel

    het, maar dit wen nie die stryd teen dwelms

    nie! Oop grense maak dit maklik vir dwelms

    om in groot hoeveelhede na Suid-Afrika en

    die res van die wreld te vloei. Suid-Afrika

    sit niemeermet die sterk narkotiese eenhede

    wat dwelmsmouse vasvat nie. Die SA regstel-

    sel het Suid-Afrikaners gefaal. Suid-Afrika is

    vrot tot op die been van die dwelms. My raad

    is, voed jou kinders op met waardes en leer

    hulle die gevare van dwelms voordat dit te

    laat is. Rynhardt, Somerset-Wes

    Gewapende rooftogte

    Dit is goed en wel om cops en robbers

    te speel,maar baie rowers gaan voorKersfees

    winkels teiken, want mense is werkloos en

    honger. Hoeveel onskuldige mense gaan in

    die spervuur beland tussen die polisie en die

    rowers? Hoe goed is die polisie werklik om

    sulkesituasies te systap?R.V.R,Somerset-Wes

    Senior versorging

    Aan al die seniors in Salvo Park, Firgro-

    ve- die tuisversorgers beginweermet hul dia-

    beetversorging op Donderdag 7 November by

    dieOakTree-klub, Eikelaan 48 (mnr.Arendse

    se huis). Bloeddruk- en bloedsuikertoetse,

    asook voetversorging sal gedoen word. Anne

    Fischer

    :DW Vr M\"

    606

    RQV

    606H NRV 5

    No home visits over registration weekend

    Preparations in theWesternCape for the Reg-

    istrationWeekendfor theupcomingelections,

    which is scheduled for 9 and 10November, are

    on track.

    Ouroperationsare inplace,however there

    is a misconception that IEC officials will be

    available to register people at their homes

    over theweekend if they apply to an IECoffice

    to do so due to illness, senior age or an inflic-

    tion that would prevent them from visiting a

    registration station over that weekend. This

    is unfortunately not possible before or over

    the registration weekend, said Courtney

    Sampson, provincial electoral officer.

    Peoplewhohave requested ahomeregistra-

    tionwill be visited by IECofficials after regis-

    trationweekend. These persons include those

    residing in communal homes for senior citi-

    zens and frail care institutions. Sampson says

    in the past the IEC received requests for home

    visits from able bodied people, which causes

    a strain on their resources. To sign up for

    home registration, visit the IEC offices in

    Strand on the corner of Fagan andMainRoad.

  • Helderberg GazetteGeneral - AlgemeenTuesday 5 November 2013 9

    Help broaden

    Vanitos horizons

    DALEEN FOUCH

    Asinglemotherof two is reaching

    out to residents to assist inpaying

    for her sons school fees as he suf-

    fers from Cerebral Palsy and has

    to attend a special needs school.

    Vanessa Kerschhoff, from Carey

    Park in Somerset West, says her son

    Vanito (8) started school this year at

    the Gloria Botha School, a private

    school forchildrenwith learningdis-

    abilities.

    She says she is thankful for the op-

    portunity he has been granted and

    the dedication of the teachers there,

    which resulted in him showing good

    progress.

    However, he has not been attend-

    ing school for the past month, as his

    motherwasunable topayhis tuition.

    Vanessa suffers from a disease

    called De Quervains tenosynovitis,

    whichmakes her hands barely func-

    tional as she is unable to hold items.

    In 2009, an operation to treat this

    condition was unsuccessful and the

    nerve in her wrist was severed.

    She struggles to pay the R950 for

    Vanitos monthly fees as her only

    sourceof incomeisherR1260disabil-

    ity grant and her sons grant of the

    same amount.

    Vanessa explains that Vanitos

    grant is used exclusively to cater for

    his needs

    According to Vanessa, Vanito was

    diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 11

    months. Hewas born prematurely at

    35 weeks, weighing only 1,5kg.

    He only has 5% vision, a severe

    speech impediment and has difficul-

    ty balancing himself.

    Vanessa finds raising two sons on

    adisability grant challenging, not al-

    lowinghertoprovideVanitowiththe

    education he needs.

    Smiling she describes Vanito as

    happy, well-mannered child. Hes

    verysensitive tosound,shesays,and

    cannot handle loud noise.

    He is the light of my life and al-

    ways puts a smile onmy face. Every-

    onewhomeets him, falls in lovewith

    him.

    Vanessa says if Vanito does not at-

    tend school, his world will become

    very small and there will be little

    chance of improving his condition.

    Isabel Fourie, principal at Gloria

    Botha School, saysVanito needs spe-

    cialised schooling.

    If youcanassistVanessaandVani-

    to in any way phone her on

    082 746 1085.

    Vanessa Kerchhoff with her son, Vanito, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy.

    BADISA-PRAATJIE: Josephine May, n maatskaplike werker by Badisa, het onlangs die Young at Hearts-groep in Macassar

    toegespreek. Anita Jooste (regs), die sosiale misdaadkordineerder by die Macassar-polisie, het ook wenke aan die groep

    gegee oor hoe om hulself te beveilig. FOTOS: BERNADETTE ROSSI

    VEILIGHEIDSWENKE: Lede van die Young at Hearts-groep in Macassar luister na Anita Jooste, sosiale misdaadkordineerder

    by die Macassar-polisie, se veiligheidswenke.

    TIME FOR MISS BUTTER-

    FLY: The annual Miss

    Butterfly pageant takes

    place in the Macassar

    High School hall on 13

    December. This year the

    event has been extend-

    ed to include the entire

    Helderberg, which al-

    lows girls from other are-

    as to enter. Young girls

    interested are urged to

    enter before 15 Novem-

    ber. There are the cate-

    gories: Juniors (6 to 9

    years), seniors (10 to

    13) and teens (14 to

    17). The event is pre-

    sented by Easy Events

    SAand sponsoredby the

    Butterfly Foundation.

    It starts at 19:00 and

    tickets are R20. Pictured

    is contestant Rolene Ti-

    tus. For more informa-

    tion, phone Esther on

    0724522010.

    PHOTO: BERNADETTE ROSSI

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  • Helderberg GazetteGeneral - AlgemeenDinsdag 5 November 2013 11

    500 fed at Eid event

    The Nurul Islam Jamaat Islamic

    Trust of Strand hosted their an-

    nual Eid Celebrations on 15 Octo-

    ber.

    The event was held at the Abat-

    toir sports field in Strand and it

    is customary to slaughter sheep

    as part of the celebration.

    According to Shamiel Davids,

    chairperson of the trust, more

    than 500 people attended the

    luncheon.

    Davids says theywere also able

    toperformthe traditional animal

    slaughtering on the field under

    the close supervisionof theSPCA

    and with the approval of the mu-

    nicipalitys health department.

    Thiswas trulyahistoricevent

    because never in the history of

    theMuslim community of Strand

    had there been such an event,

    says Davids.

    He says the organisation hopes

    tomake this an annual event and

    would like to accommodate more

    people next year.

    Attendees were also educated

    on the slaughtering of animals.

    The organisation would like to

    thank all their sponsors as well

    as the guests and organisers of

    the eventwho supported the cele-

    brations.Kariema Rhoda and Fazlin Hercules enjoyed the lunch.

    A few sheep were slaughtered as part of the celebrations.

    HereMoeesDaggia andZain VanNiekerk prepare themeat.

    Gospel Festival

    in Stellenbosch

    Make sure not to miss the event of the year

    with the Each 1 Reach 1 Gospel Festival that

    will featureSouthAfricas topgospelperform-

    ers.

    The concert will be hosted at the Van Der

    StelStadiuminStellenboschinDuToitStreet,

    opposite the police station on friday 15 No-

    vember with artists such as Loyiso, Heinz

    Winckler, Lulu Dikana, and many more tal-

    ented artists performing.

    TheEach1Reach1GospelFestival isa fund-

    raising event for the registered non-profit or-

    ganisation, Needyland.

    Needyland is an independent fund-raising

    organisationestablished in2009 to implement

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    communities and their individuals.

    Tickets for the festival are R150 and are

    available at Computicket. The gates open at

    16:00 and the concert starts at 19:00.

    Lulu Dikane Loyiso

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  • Helderberg

    Year 17 Dinsdag 5 November 2013 | Tel. 021 853 0211

    Helderberg club cricket off to explosive start

    Club cricket in the Helderberg got off to an

    explosive start with some thrilling T20 ac-

    tion and some impressive performances by

    players in the two-day league matches.

    Judging from performances from players in

    the local clubs to date this season should prove

    to be a good one for most of the local clubs.

    The five cricket clubs in theHelderbergwho

    are playing in the various Western Province

    Cricket Associations leagues this season are:

    HelderbergCricketClub(1Cdivision),Rawson

    SomersetWest,HottentotsHollandandMacas-

    sar (2 A division) and Sir Lowrys Pass (2 B di-

    vision).

    The201314cricketseasonintheHelderberg

    startedwith the inaugural and very successful

    Peter Stuurman T20 Tournament. Helderberg,

    Somerset West, Macassar and Hottentots Hol-

    land cricket clubs were invited to the tourna-

    ment which show cased the impressive array

    of cricketing talent in the Helderberg.

    Spectators were treated to some thrilling

    matches which eventually saw old rivals Hel-

    derberg play Somerset West in the final.

    The hard-fought match couldve gone either

    way but in the end Somerset West prevailed

    and won the nail biter by seven runs.

    The league T20 followed and the local clubs

    again showed good form in this format of the

    game which was followed directly by the two

    day league.

    The cricketers from the local clubs found the

    initial transition from T20 matches to the two

    day league very difficult.

    Thanks to a very determined fight back by

    HelderbergtheywereabletodrawwithMilner-

    ton in their first two-day away game.

    Thedrawwas chiefly thanks to openerGary-

    JonSylvester (114)andstalwartVincentCastle

    (102) who chalked up a partnership of 155 as

    well as a much needed 50 runs by Ebbie Latief.

    Somerset West found the going against Ry-

    lands tough and lost the match by an innings

    and 50 runs. Although disappointed they

    vowed to bounce back in their next two-day

    match with a better performance.

    Macassar who played against Brooklyn Tel-

    kom put up a hard fight but eventually lost the

    matchby74runs.YoungupandcomingMacas-

    sar cricketer CameronMitchell excelled in the

    match and was man of the match with his 29

    notoutbinthefirst inningsand23inthesecond

    and with bowling figures of 10-2-23 in the first

    innings and 22-3-11 in the second.

    With superb all round skills such as this

    young Cameron is sure to have a long and suc-

    cessful cricket career.

    Tony Sylvester, captain and veteran wicket keeper for the clubs fourth team, also known as the ghost squad

    (because theyre only seen on Saturdays when they play matches) takes a delivery behind the stumps during

    their recent match against Brooklyn Telkom which Helderberg won by 10 wickets.

    Lourensford home

    to Epic finale again

    The dramatic new route of the

    eleventh edition of the Absa

    Cape Epic, which takes place

    from 23 to 30 March next year

    (2014), will once again come to

    an end at Lourensford Wine

    Estate in Somerset West.

    The2014routeofferspartici-

    pants from around the world

    an awesome trail that show-

    cases thebest that theWestern

    Cape has to offer.

    Bothlocalandinternational

    mountain-biking enthusiasts

    will be taking on the demand-

    ing eight-day mountain bike

    adventure of 718 km with

    14 850 m of climbing.

    The route, which changes

    significantly each year, will

    lead 1 200 cyclists through

    vast distances of virgin terri-

    tory,previouslyuntouchedby

    the race.

    With its challenging and ex-

    hilarating landscapes, the

    stage locations of Robertson,

    Greyton and Oak ValleyWine

    Estate await the most prestig-

    iousmountain-bike stage race

    in the world, before riders

    again finish at the Lourens-

    ford Wine Estate as has been

    tradition since 2007.

    Lead group of the 2011 Cape Epic pushes up through steep sand during

    stage 6 around Oak Valley on the 2nd April 2011.

    PHOTO: SVEN MARTIN/CAPE EPIC/SPORTZPICS

of 12/12
www.bolandgazette.co.za bolandgazette.mobi Year 17 • Tuesday 5 November 2013 | Tel. 021 853 0211 Helderberg Everything lost in blaze DELIAH BRINKHUIS Lwandle resident Asanda Mini (21) was rebuilding his home yes- terday (Monday) instead of study- ing for his National Senior Certifi- cate Mathematics exams today. Mini is one of almost 200 people left homeless after a fire razed 52 houses in the Ethembeni informal settle- ment just before 02:00 on Sunday. Mini ,who lives with his 32-year- old sister and her two children (3 and 7), says they lost everything, includ- ing all his school books, in the fire. According to Lwandle police spokesperson Constable Mthokozisi Gama, a case of arson is being inves- tigated after it was reported that a man had allegedly set his girlfriend’s home alight. No injuries were reported. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management reported that 60 children were among those dis- placed. They provided food, blankets and building material to the affected residents. On Monday, people manoeuvring wheelbarrows carrying remnants of the fire or building material, were a familiar site in the area. Many men were seen hard at work toiling in the heat as they rebuilt their informal homes. Bonisile Nogcinisa, who works in the Strand industrial area, was as- sisted by colleagues who brought wooden boards to him so that he could rebuild his home. Disaster Risk Management has emphasised the importance of fire safety. In a media statement people were urged to “isolate electrical de- vices and extinguish gas burners, candles, lamps and paraffin stoves, when not in use, in order to prevent fires.” Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Marius Fransman, visited the area that morning. Fransman said he would correspond with Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to request “immedi- ate relief” for the residents. Anyone who can assist the resi- dents can phone community leader Simthembile Mfencane on 073 248 0407. Residents of the Ethembeni informal settlement in Lwandle seen rebuilding their homes on Monday after a fire on Sunday left almost 200 people homeless. PHOTOS: DELIAH BRINKHUIS A woman looks on hopelessly at what was left of her house after a fire swept through the Ethembeni informal settlement on Sun- day morning.
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