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looking exceedingly smart in their new school uniforms. See more back to school pictures on pages 11, 12 and 13. Photo: Maria Sibiya
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                                                                                                                                                                          Grocott’s Mail Friday, 15 January 2010

Delivery of school stationery Illegal firearms amnesty
is in progress                                                                                                                       MILANDA COETZEE

                                                                                                                                     THE Minister of Police has by means of a publication in the Government Gazette,
                                                                                                                                     declared an amnesty for a period of 90 (ninety) days from 11 January 2010 to
KWANELE BUTANA                                                           While Gwarube confirmed the court case she refused          11 April 2010.
                                                                     to comment further on the matter. “The court case has                The amnesty period allows any person who is in unlawful possession of

       he delayed delivery of stationery to schools in the           been covered in the media, it is now old news and the           firearms, ammunition and/or firearm parts, the opportunity to surrender such
       Grahamstown district is expected to be complete               matter should not be brought up again,” she said.               firearms, ammunition and/or firearm parts to the South African Police Service
       by Monday, says Noxolo Gwarube, acting project                    Explaining why some local schools still do not have         without fear of being prosecuted.
manager for stationery at the Department of Education.               textbooks, Gwarube said Section 21 schools get money            Firearm owners not yet in possession of license as specified under Firearms
Gwarube said the department’s service providers start-               from the department to buy their textbooks from book            Control Act
ed delivering stationery to schools on Monday and will               stores and that the department only supplies textbooks               In light of the declared amnesty, and the closure of the transitional period
continue until next Monday. “They have delivered sta-                directly to Section 20 schools.                                 of the renewal of firearm licenses, the minister of police has publicly announced
tionery to 25 schools thus far,” she explained yesterday.                “Section 21 schools might have ordered the books late       that firearm owners with licenses, permits or authorisations issued in terms of
“Tomorrow they will deliver to 12 more schools and finish            from the book stores and that could be why they are still       the Arms and Ammunition Act, 1969 (Act No. 75 of 1969) who had not applied
off with the last six on Monday.”                                    expecting more textbooks to come to them,” she said.            to renew such firearm licenses, permits or authorisations in terms of the Transi-
                                                                                                                                     tional Provisions of the Act, may apply for the licensing of such firearms in terms
                                                                                                                                     of the Act during the amnesty period.
                                                                                                                                          All applications to possess a firearm are subject to the provision that the ap-
                                                                                                                                     plicant must be in possession of a valid competency certificate issued in terms
                                                                                                                                     of the Act. A firearm applied for in terms of paragraph 2.3 supra is regarded as a
                                                                                                                                     firearm with a licence, permit or authorisation issued in terms of the provisions
                                                                                                                                     of the repealed Arms and Ammunition Act, 1969 (Act No. 75 of 1969).
                                                                                                                                          The above applicants will not be required to hand in their firearms at the
                                                                                                                                     police station concerned. The firearm licences issued in terms of the repealed
                                                                                                                                     Arms and Ammunition Act, 1969 are valid and legal due to an interim order is-
                                                                                                                                     sued by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria which effectively allows these
                                                                                                                                     firearm owners to possess their firearms legally.
                                                                                                                                          The applicants must comply with the following requirements in addition to
                                                                                                                                     the requirements of regulation 14 of the Firearms Control Regulations, 2004:
                                                                                                                                     • Provide a certified copy of his/her competency certificate (if already issued).
                                                                                                                                     (Applicant must show his/her original competency certificate to the Designated
                                                                                                                                     Firearms Officer).
                                                                                                                                     • Where the applicant does not possess a competency certificate, he/she must
                                                                                                                                     apply for a competency certificate in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
                                                                                                                                     Such an applicant must undergo the prescribed training and practical test re-
                                                                                                                                     garding the safe and efficient handling of a firearm as well as the prescribed test
                                                                                                                                     on the knowledge of the Act.
                                                                                                                                     • A comprehensive motivation (preferably in the form of a statement under oath
                                                                                                                                     or affirmation).
                                                                                                                                     • A certified copy of the legal firearm licence, permit or authorisation applicable
                                                                                                                                     to the specific firearm. The applicant must show the original firearm licence,
                                                                                                                                     permit or authorisation to the relevant Designated Firearms Officer (DFO) when
                                                                                                                                     lodging the application.
NARROW ESCAPE... An injured Vuyisile Nuku was transported to Settlers Hospital after he was hit by a BMW in                               The licensing process applicable in this circular is strictly limited to the pe-
Bathurst Street. Photo: Abongile Mgaqelwa                                                                                            riod 11 January 2010 to 11 April 2010. No applications under the mentioned

Man hit by car in Bathurst St
                                                                                                                                     circumstances will be received after this period.
                                                                                                                                     Handing in of Illegal firearms and explosives
                                                                                                                                     With regard to firearms, the public is invited to make contact with the relevant
                                                                                                                                     SAPS amnesty official in their respective station area. However, should any per-
ABONGILE MGAQELWA                               the only thing I heard was a loud         she was on her way home from work          son be in possession of explosives or an explosive device, FSL Explosive Com-
                                                bang. I saw Shuta (Nuku) in the air.      when the accident happened. “He            mander for Grahamstown and Cradock, Supt Leon Coetzee requested that the
POLICE have opened a case of neg-               I’ve never seen anything like that        jumped in front of my car, I tried to      local SAPS DFO and/or Amnesty Official be contacted in order that the FSL Ex-
ligent driving after a woman driving            before.”                                  swerve to the right but I hit him. I       plosive members may collect the explosives and/or devices which is considered
a BMW down Bathurst street hit a                    Another eye witness, who is           have never hit anyone before, not          dangerous.
pedestrian late on Tuesday after-               known to Grocott’s Mail but who pre-      even an animal. I thought he was                The community is once again warned not to handle any explosive or explo-
noon.                                           ferred to remain anonymous said:          dead,” said the visibly distraught         sive device and to treat it with caution.
    The pedestrian, Vuyisile Nuku               “The guy was right in front of me. I      Knowles.                                   Grahamstown Cluster: Station Amnesty Officials
had a narrow escape after he was                was about to cross the road when I            When Grocott’s Mail arrived on         Grahamstown:          Insp Nathan Hoffman             046 603 9173
hit while crossing the road between             saw the BMW coming towards us at          the scene Nuku was lying motion-           Paterson:             Insp Herman Ferreira            078 135 1931
Connocks Butchery and the Baptist               high speed. I quickly stopped but the     less, surrounded by a group of peo-        Alicedale:            Insp Erica Fox                  042 231 1006
Church. An eye witness said: “We                accident victim was already trying        ple. Paramedics arrived and took           Fort Brown:           Cst Lungelwa Mputha             082 869 1359
were crossing the road together, I              to cross. The car hit him so hard he      him to Settlers Hospital where he          Riebeeck East:        Cst Ntsikelelo Mbadamana        082 5293 636
did not see the car when it hit him,            flew up in the air and hit the ground.”   was treated for a head wound. The          Seven Fountains: Cst Zoliswa Sithonga                 046 622 7333
                                                    Angela Knowles, the driver of         BMW had a dent on the right bumper         Committees:           Cst Andile Marele               046 636 7942
                                                the BMW told Grocott’s Mail that          and cracks on the windscreen.
 Ambulance:............................ 10177
 Aids Helpline:............ 0800 012322
 AA Rescue: ................ 0800 111997
 Medical Rescue: ........ 0800 033007
 Grahamstown Child
 and Family Welfare: .. 046 636 1355
 Electricity: ................ 046 603 6036
                      a/h 046 603 6000
 Eskom:...................... 086 014 0014
 Fire Brigade: ............ 046 622 4444
 Police: ...................... 046 603 9152
                                                                                                                                                                                 WATCH OUT... The man in this
 Hi-Tec........................ 046 636 1660                                                                                                                                     photograph has reportedly
 Raphael Centre: ........ 046 622 8831            Partly cloudy. Wind             Sunny. Wind light north        Sunny. Wind light              Cloudy. Wind moderate
                                                                                                                                                                                 eaten meals in several restaurants
                                                  moderate south                  easterly.                      northerly.                     south westerly.                  around Grahamstown and has left
 SPCA: ........................ 046 622 3233
                                                  westerly.                                                                                                                      without paying his bill. He claims
 Traffic Services: .........046 603 6067
                                                                                                                                                                                 that he works at Grocott’s Mail and
 Water: ........................ 046 603 6136     Temperature:                    Temperature:                   Temperature:                   Temperature:                     that he has left his wallet at the
 Hospice: .................... 046 622 9661       Min 11◦C, Max 24°C              Min 13°C, Max 30◦C             Min 12°C, Max 32°C             Min 13°C, Max 22◦C               office. This is not true – he does
 Settlers Hospital: ...... 046 622 2215           Tides:                          Tides:                         Tides:                         Tides:                           not work at this newspaper. He has
 Day Hospital: ............. 046 622 3033         Low tide: 10.22am and           Low tide: 10.52am and          Low tide: 11.22am and          Low tide: 11.53am and            already been thrown out of more
                                                  10.39pm                         11.06pm                        11.32pm                        11.59pm                          than one High Street establish-
 Fort England Hospital:046 622 7003
                                                  High tide: 4.27am and           High tide: 4.55am and          High tide: 5.22am and          High tide: 5.51am and            ment. Police have declined to
 Legal Aid Board: ....... 046 622 9350            4.30pm                          4.58pm                         5.25m                          5.53pm                           press charges even after the owner
 Locksmith: ................ 082 556 9975                                                                                                                                        of one of the restaurants had him
                        or 046 622 4592                                                                                                                                          arrested.
                                                                                                                        Source: and        Photo: Alaric Heim
Grocott’s Mail Friday, 15 January 2010
                                                                                                News                                                                                                          3

Dispute over legitimacy of Nafcoc elections
Kwanele Butana                    to launch first,” said deputy                                                                                                                        “The problem is that
                                  chairperson, ali adam. He                                                                                                                        Nkantsu and the district lead-

        ocal National african     said a task team had been set                                                                                                                    ership are supporting Buhle
        Federated Chamber of      up in october 2009 to take the                                                                                                                   Mthethwa who was removed
        Commerce & Industry       place of previous office bear-                                                                                                                   as Nafcoc president by a court
(Nafcoc) officials are disput-    ers whose term had expired                                                                                                                       order in November, when the
ing the legitimacy of an elec-    “a long time ago”. However,                                                                                                                      court ruled that Lawrence
toral meeting that was held       he said he had not been noti-                                                                                                                    Mavundla is the legitimate
in the City Hall in Decem-        fied of a subsequent electoral                                                                                                                   president,” he said. “on 19
ber. at the meeting, former       meeting. adam has accused                                                                                                                        November we held a confer-
Nafcoc district chairperson       the newly-elected chairper-                                                                                                                      ence where a provincial coun-
Mxolisi Dyibishe was elected      son, Dyibishe of “isolating”                                                                                                                     cil was elected with Dyibishe
to head up the new commit-        himself from the original task                                                                                                                   elected as second vice presi-
tee, with Simphiwe Mago-          team, which Dyibishe chaired                                                                                                                     dent of the province.”
peni, Mavis Depi, Nomvuzo         with adam, Ntshebe and Mike                                                                                                                          Dyibishe says he will sue
Dyibishe, Johnson Mgxoteni,       Mamkeli serving as members.                                                                                                                      them if the article is pub-
anele Depi and Nombulelo          Mamkeli, who heads Nafcoc’s                                                                                                                      lished, because they are not
Mgxotheni being elected onto      construction arm (Nafcon),                                                                                                                       Nafcoc [members]. He ex-
the committee.                    says he was not at the disput-                                                                                                                   plained that Nkantsu was no
     Nafcoc district secretary    ed election meeting because                                                                                                                      longer provincial secretary as
otto Ntshebe says the meet-       he was not informed about it.                                                                                                                    his structure was disbanded
ing was “constitutionally un-         “We don’t have a tradi-                                                                                                                      last year and a new provin-
procedural” and that only a       tional leader at Nafcoc, the or-   PRESSING ISSUES... From left to right, National African Federated Chamber of Commerce &                       cial structure was elected in
limited number of Nafcoc of-      ganisation is democratic and       Industry (Nafcoc) leadership in the Cacadu District Qondile Bill (head of transport sector), Ali              Mthatha in November follow-
ficials were informed about it.   is governed by a constitution      Adam (deputy chairperson and Otto Ntshebe (secretary) addressed Grocott's Mail about the                      ing the court order.
“We knew nothing about that       and upper structures,” said        state of their organisation. Photo: Steven Lang
election and our members          adam.
should ignore the article pub-        Members of the original        of the meeting and Dondashe       retary Loyiso Nkantsu also          terminated in November af-
lished on Tuesday, ” he said.     task team said that no 21-         said that the election results    said he did not know about          ter he attended a meeting in
     Grocott's    Mail     was    day notice of the 22 Decem-        suggest there might have          the elections and said that the     Transkei at which they estab-
present at the meeting and        ber elections was given to its     only been four families at the    structure was illegitimate as       lished a structure parallel to
reported on the elections in      members, as is prescribed          meeting.                          it was “fraudulently” estab-        Nafcoc’s executive,” added                     Accommodation
last Tuesday's edition. Nt-       by the Nafcoc constitution.            “We did not want to wash      lished. He explained that for       Nkantsu.
shebe says he is worried that     “There were no business peo-       our dirty linen in public but     such a structure to be legiti-          Newly-elected committee
                                                                                                                                                                                       starting from R200 per
Nafcoc members will be con-       ple from other towns in Maka-      we feel compelled to clarify      mate, the chamber's constitu-       member Simphiwe Mago-                          person, per night
fused by the report, especially   na, such as alicedale, Rie-        the confusion caused by Dyi-      tion requires Ntshebe (in his       peni disputed the claim that
since the Nafcoc offices were     beeck East and Fort Brown or       bishe,” said Dondashe. “We        capacity as district secretary)     the committee could not be                   Accommodation
closed over the period when       other races at the meeting,”       want to re-organise our or-       to preside over the elections.      recognised, adding that on
the meeting was held.             added adam.                        ganisation in a democratic        This requirement was not met        Wednesday he was part of a               Fully furnished / DStv
     “Nafcoc is preparing to          The task team’s additional     way so that our members can       in the December elections,          Nafcon delegation that at-               Cottages
launch both its regional and      member Eric Dondashe has           get the help that they need,”     and Nkantsu said they there-        tended a meeting with the
local structures and we are       challenged Dyibishe to pro-        he added.                         fore cannot be recognised.          Eastern Cape Development                 Fully Air- Conditioned
still deciding which structure    vide the attendance register           Nafcoc provincial sec-        “Dyibishe’s membership was          Corporation (ECDC).                      De-Luxe units

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Broken toilets threaten safety of Joza residents                                                                                                                                    Chalets

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increasingly frustrated after
numerous attempts to get the
                                                                                                       by municipal officials they
                                                                                                       have not yet come to assess
                                                                                                                                     L   secretary
                                                                                                                                      ivestock required for a new
                                                                                                                                          specialist surgical practice.
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Braai Area
municipality to assess dam-
age caused to their property
                                                                                                       the damage inflicted on her
                                                                                                       toilet by the October storms.
                                                                                                                                     P roperty “We lead and others follow”
                                                                                                                                       Requirements: Good people                    Swimming Pool
                                                                                                       Photo: Kwanele Butana           skills, computer literacy, previ-
by last year’s storms have                                                                                DAVID FORD on 082 655 2326 or 046 636 2669                                Jungle Gym
failed.                                                                                                                         ous medical / dental experience
                                                                                                         GARY WILLOWS on 082 497 8234 or 046 684 1487
     Joza resident, Kholeka
Klaas said that despite in-
                                                                                                                                            an advantage.
                                                                                                                                            less 15%
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forming the municipality that
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the roof of her toilet had been                                                                         discount
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blown away during a storm in
october 2009, no officials have                                                                                                                                                      Audio-Visual Equipment
come to her home to investi-
                                                                                                            ”Livestock – buying/selling?                                            Fully Air-Conditioned
gate as was promised by the
     Klaas said that follow-
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ing the storm she immedi-                                                                                 DAVID FORD            GARY WILLOWS                                        Year End Celebrations
ately reported the matter to                                                                            on 082 655 2326 on 082 497 8234
the engineering department                                                                              or 046 636 2669 or 046 684 1487                                             Fully Equipped Venue
which referred her to the fire                                                                                                                                                      Special Menus
department where an official
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told her that they would later
visit her house in Joza.                                                                                discount  MAKANA MUNICIPALITY
     “Contrary to promises                                                                                                                                                            Sunday Lunch & Dinner
nobody from the municipality                                                                                                   SALE OF MUNICIPAL
has come to assess the dam-                                                                                                  REDUNDANT VECHICLES
                                                                                                                                                                                      Midweek Buffet
age,” explained Klaas. “When                                                                                                                                                          Continental and full
nature calls we sometimes
ask our neighbours for help
                                                                                                        Redundant vehicles of the Makana Municipality will be sold as is
                                                                                                                              ”Livestock                                               Table d’hotel Breakfast
                                                                                                        (no guarantee as regard quality or description is given) by public
because we fear that the walls                                                                                             buying/selling?
                                                                                                        auction on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 at 10h00 at the Municipal
                                                                                                                                                                                      Weekly Specials
will come down on us.”            UNACCEPTABLE... Joza resident Nzimeni Makhasi is out-
                                  raged that the municipality has not provided some form of             Stores, Rautenbach Road, Industrial Site, Grahamstown.
     Nzimeni Makhasi, who
lives next door to Klaas, says    assistance after his toilet was damaged in last year's storms.
                                  Photo: Kwanele Butana                                                 All goods to be removed from the premises of the Municipal Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                    Shades of Green
his toilet is in an even worse                                                                          within 48 hours.                                                                  Restaurant
condition than Klaas’s. “When
                                                                                                        Terms cash or bank guaranteed cheque.
it rains we are forced to carry   has not been declared a dis-       nature of the damage the en-
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an umbrella in the toilet,” he    aster. “We advise people to        gineering department “does
said.                             insure their houses against        not keep records about such         Viewing time : Main Store                 26 January 2010                     Private Functions
     Makana        Municipality   such inclement weathers,           things”. The toilets were built                    14h00 - 16h00
spokesperson            Thandy    but in this case officials don’t   in 2007 as part of the munici-
                                                                                                                              “We lead and others follow
                                                                                                                                                                                       Weddings
Matebese said the municipal-      know what the municipality         pality's bucket eradication       MS. NL BAART
ity is unsure of how to handle    can do,” he said.                  project and could not with-       MUNICIPAL R204.95
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the situation as the incident         He added that due to the       stand the strong winds.           NOTICE NUMBER: 121 of 11 January 2010
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                                                                                                                                                Grocott’s Mail Friday, 15 January 2010

       What do you think needs to be done to improve the education
                       system in the Eastern Cape?
     The Eastern Cape has received scathing criticism for it’s low pass rate in the recent matric examinations. Grocott’s Mail reporters
         Asanda Naketi and Maria Sibiya asked locals what they think should be done to improve the province’s education system.

    Nombulelo Botlani              Zenzile Kelemane              Nombulelo Fandesa                    Sbee Baba                Basil Scheepers                  Nopinki Sanka
       Pensioner                         Driver                      Learner                           Cashier                  Self-employed                    Unemployed
Teachers at schools should      The problem is not with         Corporal punishment            School children should       Boys should become men          Some teachers see young
stop drinking and focus on      the parents but it’s with the   should be stopped at           stop concentrating on        after matric. Teachers          girls as their girlfriends
teaching. If they change        learners because when           schools so that learners       street life and focus on     must also be at school at       and not learners which is
their attitudes then the        they are told to attend         can learn without fear.        their studies because they   all times.                      why they get less respect
children will respect them      classes they do their own                                      don’t gain anything when                                     from them. They should
and change their attitudes      thing and bunk classes.                                        they are getting up to                                       focus on teaching and not
towards their studies too.                                                                                                                                  flirting with the learners.

      Miseka Wonte                    Zalisa Buluta                  Nicole Cowan                   AD Schoeman                Jabu van Niekerk                Phindile Tsewu
       Unemployed                         Butler                        Learner                       Student                      Director                  Professional nurse
Learners don’t attend           Learners must continue                                         I was marking matric         The education system           Teachers are sent to cours-
                                                                There needs to be more
classes and they are not        to focus on their studies                                      exam papers and it was       needs to be improved. The      es but they still don’t know
                                                                and cheaper access to
serious with their school       and not on useless things.                                     quite disappointing. In      students are also being        much about the same
                                                                information such as the
work. There needs to            Learners enjoy spending                                        some cases teachers          failed by the system. OBE      system. It doesn’t mean
                                                                internet. Not everyone can
be more resources at            time doing other things                                        never came to school         was previously tried and it    that if OBE is successful in
                                                                afford the internet.
schools.                        other than studying and it                                     and there’s not enough       proved to be a failure.        another country it will work
                                affects their results.                                         resources at the schools.                                   in South Africa.

      Gordon Brown                   Mluleki Ntonga                   Thozama Mali                   Cole Strauss             Lindokuhle Simanga              Riaan van Heerden
       Contractor                    Security Guard                    Unemployed                     Bank teller                   Learner                       Carpenter
Teaching is a calling and       There should be extra           Afternoon classes are          There was nothing wrong      I think teachers should stop    The new learning system
once you do it for the          classes but learners            important because not all      with the old teaching sys-   drinking and concentrate        doesn’t work. It must be
money it’s not the same.        should also commit them-        learners will understand all   tem. Teachers are also not   on teaching their students.     changed because it’s
                                selves to their books.          the lessons during regular     serious anymore which                                        impossible for learners.
                                                                classes.                       leads to learners being                                      This government system
                                                                                               disrespectful.                                               confuses learners.

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Education fundi examines the failures of OBE
KWANELE BUTANA                            spend an average of three hours         ture of reading and writing into the
                                          per day in classrooms. “We need to      classroom.”

       Rhodes University-based ed-        re-look at what is meant by account-        According to Schafer, Outcomes
       ucation expert says he is not      ability of the entire school commu-     Based Education (OBE) was never
       surprised with the overall de-     nity. Yes, many schools in Graham-      alive in public schools. He said that
cline of the matric pass rate of pub-     stown are situated in a context of      since its introduction the biggest
lic schools in the Grahamstown dis-       poverty and squalor, but this does      probem was “the huge disjuncture”
trict. This, he says, is because the      not legitimise unprofessionalism        between its philosophy and its im-
fundamental problems, not least the       and a lack of commitment to teach-      plementation. “The teachers (and
way that outcomes based education         ing and learning,” he said.             the entire school community) did
has undermined the role of teach-             Schäfer said the Mail & Guard-      not understand OBE due to a lack of
ers, are being perpetuated.               ian recently reported that the na-      adequate training and awareness.”
     Prof Marc Schäfer says a lack        tional government spent R17-billion         Schäfer said that OBE requires
of resources is a serious concern,        building stadiums for the upcom-        teachers who are very skilled in
but this is not the only issue facing     ing soccer World Cup. Schäfer said      a critical pedagogy. “I don’t think
schools in the Eastern Cape. He           that had the money been spent           South Africa was ready for it,” he
argues that there are shining exam-       on the country's 26 000 schools,        said, adding that a large number of
ples of schools that do well despite a    each school would have received         unqualified and demotivated teach-
lack of resources. “Also, I don’t think   R650 000. “Where do our priorities      ers and education department of-
we must over-intellectualise the          lie?” he asked.                         ficials has not helped the situation.
problems,” he said.                           While some experts argue that       “The synergy between the district
     “For example, the chaos in           teachers are not well trained in as-    offices and schools is not productive
Nyaluza Secondary School, which           sessing children’s reading and writ-    enough. There’s a lot of mistrust,
led to the collapse of leadership at      ing development so as to observe        suspicion and a lack of confidence
the school, is a perfect example of       them carefully and intervene when       both ways,” Schäfer said. “There is
what happens when fundamental             a child needs individual support,       a need to restore levels of legitima-
school governing principles col-          Schäfer argued that assessment is       cy, and a culture of professionalism,
lapse. This is largely to blame for the   also linked to the knowledge that       accountability and commitment.”
appauling results at that school,” he     the teachers impart to learners in          For Schäfer OBE has become
explained. Matric pass rates plum-        the first place.                        a “cliched concept”. “Before revis-
metted a staggering 50.8% to a 9.6%           “Further[more] this is not just     ing any curriculum they [education
at the school in the recent exams.        the teachers’ problem, there is         department] need to ensure a ba-
     Schäfer added that teachers          also the widescale syndrome of          sic level of quality in infrastructure
need to be at work if progress is to      lack of parental involvement,” he       and availability of and access to ap-
be made. He cited a national study        explained. “If children are not en-     propriate resources. They need to
which reveals that, in general,           couraged to read and write at home      ensure that schools are attractive,
teachers in South African schools         we can’t expect them to bring a cul-    inspiring and comfortable environ-
                                                                                                       ments of learn-
                                                                                                       ing and teach-
                                                   Creating New                 Futures                ing.”
                                                                                                       ing to Schäfer,         LEADERSHIP CRISIS... In June 2009 we reported on an internal dispute at
                                                                                                       OBE       “de-em-       the Nathaniel Nyaluza School. This dispute resulted in a massive drop in
                                                                                                       phasised”      the      the matric pass rate at the school.
                                                                                                       role of teach-
                                                                                                       ers – something
                                                                                                       which he strong-        has become a rhetoric for politi-      about their school. Simply erecting
                                                                                                       ly      disagrees       cians and policy makers that doesn’t   a school building is not enough. A
                                                                                                       with as he views        translate into a workable practice.    school needs an inspiring ethos,
                                                                                                       their role as key       In the first place we need teach-      effective leadership and manage-
                                                                                                       to     successful       ers who are passionate about their     ment and a committed cohort of
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6                                                                                                               Editorial                                                                  Grocott’s Mail, Friday 15 January 2010

                                                                                                                                                                  Write to: The Editor PO Box 103 Grahamstown 6140
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                                                                                                                                  removal of all IAV's.
Liberty and Progress                                                    KFC again                                                     Does the council understand that                       Education
                                                                                                                                  water is so precious we can no longer
Established 1870                                                        Three weeks away during the holiday                       afford to waste it through poor main-                      problems revisited
                                                                        on the beautiful Wild Coast had almost                    tenance of our infrastructure? Money

 Turning corners
                                                                        lulled me into thinking that all's well with              must be made available to renew that                       In your editorial on Tuesday, 12 January
                                                                        the world. But the first real view I had of               infrastructure.                                            you posed the question of why learners
                                                                        Grahamstown on my return was – you've                         Does our council understand that                       are doing so badly in their matric exams.
                                                                        guessed it – that grotesque leering                       water is so precious that recycling is                          The problem begins in the very
                                                                        figure of Colonel Saunders screaming at                   now a necessity? We need a new sewer-                      first year children go to school. Many

        s most people and organisations are accustomed to               me from the front of the new KFC in                       age works where water is recycled.                         children in Grahamstown schools still
        doing at the beginning of the year, we in the Grocott's         Allen Street.                                                 Does the council deliberately try to                   cannot read and write by the end of
        Mail newsroom have been busy working out how to                     Perhaps the face should really be                     make Grahamstown look and function                         Grade 1. These children move through
 deal with the challenges ahead. This year is going to be one           that of Rob Beer, the developer, who                      like a third world cast-off? IAV's are                     the system, and with each year the
 of those that we all remember as turning points – some-                seems to take a perverse delight in                       growing everywhere on municipal land,                      gap between readers and non-readers
 thing like 1976, 1990 or 1994. Almost everyone can recall              insulting the people of Grahamstown                       water pipes are continuously bursting,                     widens. Some learners enter high school
 important events from those years, but who can remember                with his disfigurement of a heritage                      there is poor delivery of drinkable water,                 unable to read and write, and many are
 anything of national significance from 1977 or 1993?                   area. I trust that all those who object to                sewers overflowing and in the sewerage                     barely functionally literate, making it
     We will all remember 2010 as the year Fifa took over               this kind of outrage will attend the next                 works is unable to cope with all the poo.                  impossible for them to benefit from their
 our country, and we will no doubt remember the soccer                  meeting of the municipality's herit-                          Climate change is not something                        education. The higher up the system
 celebrations and the floods of tourists (we hope) that                 age committee which meets at 4.30pm                       over there, it is here in Grahamstown.                     these learners go, the more difficult it is
 boosted our economy. Some of us will also recall this as the           on Monday, 1 February in the Council                      We are in it and I want to see that our                    for teachers to tackle the problem.
 year when the National Arts Festival gave us 15 days of                Chamber. It is open to the public and I                   ANC council is taking care of our pre-                          How is it that children don’t learn to
 Amaz!ng.                                                               urge interested parties to be there to                    cious water both now and for the future.                   read and write in Grade 1? The answer
     We have to try to plan for these major happenings – as             express their views.                                                                Angela Barberton                 to this question is complex, but one can
 well as Scifest, Highway Africa and several other annual                                              Harry Owen                                                                            isolate some reasons:
 events, but we want to go further than that.                                                                                                                                                     •Children don’t get enough expo-
     Grocott’s Mail is planning to focus on ways of improv-                                                                       Grahamstown a                                              sure to the printed word. Without books
 ing education in this municipality. We have been deeply dis-           Breastfeeding – a                                                                                                    children cannot develop fluency and an
 appointed by the recent matric exam results. It is shameful                                                                      dumpsite?                                                  enjoyment in reading.
 that Grahamstown identifies itself as an education town yet            criminal offence in                                                                                                       •Children are often absent from
 our schools recorded the biggest percentage pass rate drop                                                                       On my arrival back in Grahamstown on                       school in Grade 1. They miss crucial
 in our already underperforming province.                               Grahamstown?                                              Monday, 4 January 2010, accompanied by                     aspects of the literacy programme and
     Grahamstown schools are now two percentage points                                                                            family from Gauteng, I was appalled and                    fall behind.
 below the consistently declining national average.                     My wife was recently asked to 'cover up'                  embarrassed by the state of the garden                          •Teachers are not well trained in
     We want 2010 to be remembered as the year our educa-               while nursing our baby at a well known                    refuse bin at the end of Taunton Road                      assessing children’s reading and writing
 tion system turned the corner. This has to be the year when            fast-food restaurant in Grahamstown.                      in Somerset Heights. The bin looked to                     development. They need to observe
 the rot stops.                                                         'Franchising policy', she was told. This                  be overflowing with garden refuse but                      children carefully and intervene when a
     As our small contribution towards achieving this goal,             made her (understandably) very angry,                     on closer inspection I found numerous                      child needs individual support. This is a
 Grocott’s Mail will be raising awareness of the problem                and I decided to check out the law my-                    bags of domestic waste scattered around                    challenge in large classes.
 areas in education and will provide a platform for debate              self. While doing that, however, I realised               too. This is totally unacceptable as this                       •Some children have learning dif-
 on how to tackle these areas. We will publish articles about           that this has nothing to do with law. It                  type of waste attracts vagrants, dogs and                  ficulties too profound for a teacher to be
 the education heroes and their successes, but we will also             has to do with our society’s definition                   donkeys who in turn scatter the waste,                     able to give them appropriate support
 identify the villains who are too lazy to ensure a brighter            of what is obscene, pornographic or                       making our environment even more                           in a large class. Such children need to
 future for our children.                                               sexually explicit. Does breastfeeding fit                 unhealthy. The same situation prevailed                    be assessed by an educational psycholo-
     If we do not all make a concerted effort to ensure that            into any one of these categories? I don’t                 in the valley opposite Graeme College.                     gist. Currently, this is not happening in
 2010 is the year we record a real improvement in education,            think so.                                                      My guess is that all the other gar-                   most schools and these children do not
 we will be failing our future generations.                                  Recently, Facebook removed all                       den refuse bins in the city were in the                    receive the support they need.
                                                                        images that they considered to be of                      same unsavoury state. The impression                            Many families in Grahamstown live
                                                                        an offending nature, including those of                   of Grahams-town to my visitors was                         in extreme poverty, and many children
                                                                        breastfeeding mothers. Although one                       understandably negative and I had to                       do not live with their parents. What then
                                                                        must congratulate them for attempt-                       make excuses to defend the indefensible.                   can we do as a community to support
                                                                        ing to limit the smutty content on the                    I complained to the municipal health                       children’s literacy?
                                                                        internet, they certainly did get it horribly              department about the situation and to                           •Teachers should ensure their learn-
                                                                        wrong with the breastfeeding issue. A                     their credit the areas in question were                    ers have access to books. They could
                                                                        conservative society in which so much                     cleaned up within a few days.Well done!                    contact organisations such as Biblionef to
                                                                        is hidden can only become a breeding                           It is unfortunately a fact that the                   obtain books; they could work more closely
                                                                        ground for slimy oglers who are turned                    residents of the area are to blame for                     with community libraries.
                                                                        on at the slightest hint of cleavage.                     the dumping of kitchen waste in garden                          •Parents (or other family members)
                                                                             Few men (and women) would deny                       refuse tips. These people obviously take                   should make sure children go to school
                                                                        that breasts are objects of sexual desire,                no pride in their environment which                        every day. They need to support their
                                                                        but even fewer would deny that their                      is a sad indictment of Grahamstown                         children’s literacy by taking them to the
         South Africa’s Oldest Independent Newspaper
                                                                        primary function is to feed babies! I                     residents.                                                 library, reading to them and listening to
      Incorporating The Grahamstown Journal (1831 – 1920)
                                                                        do think that breastfeeding in public is                       A further problem is that the road to                 them read. Suitable books in isiXhosa can
                         Vol. 141 No. 3                                 far less offensive than watching young                    the municipal electrical department is                     be bought for less than R10 at Bargain
          Published by the David Rabkin Project for Experiential        children being fed fast-food burgers and                  also in a most disgusting state.                           Books.
    Journalism Training (Pty) Ltd, 40 High Street, Grahamstown, 6139.   cream soda floats by their parents. The                        The mess has to be seen to be be-                          •Libraries should make sure they
                    Printed by Paarlcoldset                             milk that my child was getting was the                    lieved: the residents of this area simply                  have suitable books for Grade 1 learners
        Telephone: 046 622 7222 • Fax: 046 622 7282/3                   healthiest item on the menu!                              dump all their rubbish on the opposite                     in isiXhosa, Afrikaans and English; they
                                                                                                     Whatabooboo!                 side of the road from where they reside                    could seek advice from organisations such
                                                                                                                                  and appear to be happy to live blissfully                  as Biblionef and READ. Librarians need
                                                                                                                                  in this dreadful squalor. Surely someone                   to help parents (or other family mem-
                                                                        Saving water starts                                       can take a lead here and mobilize                          bers) choose appropriate books for their
                                                                                                                                  the community to improve their                             children.
Website:                                          now                                                       surroundings?                                                   •The Department of Education
Advertising: or                                                                            While on the subject of dumping this                  should ensure that teachers know how
Sport:                                             Climate change in many countries                          is also an appeal to all the Grahamstown                   to develop and assess children’s literacy,
                                                                        around the world is highlighting the pre-                 building contractors who use the city’s                    and how to support struggling readers.
                                                                        ciousness of water, as crops and animals                  pavements as their dumpsites.                              Educational psychologists from the De-
General manager:                                  die from a lack of water and people of                         Please folk, move your rubble to the                  partment need to assess children with
                                                                        thirst. Water does not just come out of                   designated Grahamstown landfill areas.                     learning difficulties and provide support
                                                                        a tap.                                                    It will make building sites so much more                   for them.
Editor: Steven Lang                                                         What is our present elected ANC                       acceptable if they are properly managed.                        •The University should work with
News Editor Abongile Mgaqelwa                                           council doing about climate change in                          Let us all work together as Grahams-                  the Department to support teachers’
Staff reporters: Kwanele Butana, Maria Sibiya, Asanda                   Grahamstown and the care of our water                     town residents to assist the municipality                  professional development.
                                                                        sources and water in particular?                          in keeping our city clean and tidy, es-                         •The Grahamstown community as a
                                                                            Does the council understand that                      pecially in this year of the soccer World                  whole should support its schools and li-
Staff Photographer/reporter: Stephen Penney,                            they have a priority to clear the wa-                     Cup and as a tourist destination.                          braries. Volunteers can read with children.
New media Editor: Michael Salzwedel                                     ter catchment areas of Invasive Alien                          Before you dump your rubbish, just                         We all need to take responsibility.
General manager: Louise Vale                                            Vegetation (IAV) so that our water                        think: “Is it fair to all concerned?”.                     Our future depends on it.
                                                                        sources are protected? It has now been                                                    Les Reynolds                                             Sarah Murray,
Advertising manager: Ronél Bowles
                                                                        proven that IAV sucks up our precious                                                    DA councillor                                Department of Education,
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We can make good use of                                              developing the city centre as an historic precinct and to feature        were written off by pessimistic people and have bounced back
                                                                     a pedestrian only zone to encourage tourism. And let’s look after        with a resounding bang. The winning strategy is that “if you
Church Square                                                        the real historical areas of our town.                                   want a forest, start with a tree.” We want to continue focussing
                                                                                                                             Paul Mills       on quality passes and building on this outstanding achievement
It was with great interest that I read the article on Church                                                                                  by ensuring that we thoroughly prepare our learners from the
Square written by Ismail Mahomed. Since moving here in                                                                                        senior phase so that progression to the Further Education and
the latter part of 2001, I have also been of the opinion that the    Response to Peter Adlard                                                 Training (FET) phase is meticulously bred. This is in line with
Church Square environs are a wasted resource which could                                                                                      the pronouncement by the Minister of Basic Education.
attract many tourists and could be a feature of Grahamstown.         I am delighted that my commentary on the cathedral precinct                  A word of congratulations goes to our staff members whose
The recent issues regarding aesthetics should be focussed on         has got some kind of reaction. However, Peter Adlard seems to            resilience under trying times has ensured that the school turns
areas which have some form of historical appeal, rather than         miss a key premise of my argument. I argued for the Church               around the darkest corner; to the class of 2009 for the hard work
a shopping mall which holds little historical appeal. If the area    Square to be developed as a public space – a point for which he          and determination - all the best for the future; to the District
around Church Square were turned into a pedestrian mall              also strongly argues. Nowhere in my commentary do I call for             Education Department for continuous monitoring and support;
(blocking off High                                                                                  Church Square to be developed             to the community at large and to our new principal Sandile
Street between                                                                                      as a primary trading zone. I am           Dude - we know it is tough at the top and we are confident to
Hill and Bathurst                                                                                   certain that Mr Adlard will recall        stay put.
streets as hap-                                                                                     from his visits to public squares                                                    Shake Francis Sefalane
pens during the                                                                                     in Europe that even these are not
festival) it would                                                                                  devoid of a small number of food
solve a number of                                                                                   vendors, crafters and entertain-
problems with the                                                                                   ers – and even ordinary layabouts.

area and present                                                                                    Public squares in cities around
a number of op-                                                                                     the world are effective because
portunities.                                                                                        these public spaces are man-
     The first prob-                                                                                aged by the by-laws of local and
lem it would solve                                                                                  city governments. There is no
is the ridiculously                                                                                 reason why the development of                                       082 049 2146
over-complicated                                                                                    Grahamstown’s Church Square
traffic light control                                                                               as a public space governed by ef-
                                                                                                                                               I would like 2 warn the people of Gtown, I
system which                                                                                        fective by-laws shouldn’t also offer
                                                                                                                                               met with this smart girl with scarey face
merely serves as                                                                                    Mr Adlard the kind of experience           2day asking me 2 give her the money bcuz her
an irritation to                                                                                    he has found in public squares in          child is going 2 Cape town.
anyone who needs                                                                                    Europe.
to travel across                                                                                                       Ismail Mahomed
town. The system
would then be a simple T-Junction traffic control. It would
also make the area suitable for development as a tourist- and        Appreciating honesty
pedestrian-friendly zone in Grahamstown. I have just returned
from Europe where I was staying in a number of cities/towns          I refer to the letter in Grocott’s Mail on Tuesday, 12 January
where the town centres have been turned into pedestrian zones.       written by Peter Adlard, professional architect.
Despite the cold, these areas were buzzing with activity. In fact        Thank you for bringing some reality into the shocking
the whole centre of the city is a pedestrian zone, with access       consequences of the proposed scheme for development of the
limited to emergency and service vehicles. The area was also         precincts of the cathedral, which is our precious heritage.
very well patrolled by gendarmes on foot. Similarly, Oxford had          We salute you.                                                         The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB),
a large pedestrian zone in it’s centre, which was buzzing with                                                              Bet Hancock         based in Grahamstown, is a National Research Facility of the Na-
activity, and yet again it was patrolled on foot.                                                                                               tional Research Foundation. The Institute is a world-renowned
     In both instances these areas demonstrated to me that there                                                                                centre for the study of aquatic biology with particular emphasis
is potential to develop a similar area around Church Square.         Benjamin Mahlasela is back                                                 on ichthyology.
However, it must not be allowed to degenerate into a free-for-all
market. It could be a fantastic area to have a couple of restau-     with a bang                                                                SAIAB invites applications from suitably qualified people for the
                                                                                                                                                                         positions of
rants with outside seating. There could be space for informa-
tion boards to tell visitors about the various sites and features    “A winning strategy well executed” and “the tables have
of Grahamstown which are visible from the area. The tourism          turned.” These are some of the words of celebration for the                              COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT
office could be more of a feature. The area could be patrolled on    100% matric pass rate achieved by Benjamin Mahlasela Second-                                  (1 year contract)
foot by police who could also act as unofficial tour guides. This    ary School in the 2009 National Examinations.                              The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include:
is an area where the historical significance of Grahamstown              The school has effectively redeemed itself from a decade of            • General curation duties
could be featured. Modern buildings with their signage could be      stigma of under-performance which has resulted in a huge de-               • The care and maintenance of the National Fish Collection
restricted to areas outside of this historical precinct.             cline of learner enrolments and effectively threatened the school          • Data capture for the National Fish Collection
     Of course, the whole of High Street should be a historical      to near extinction. We have outperformed ourselves, surpassed
precinct. The big problem here is that many of the historic build-   the national pass rate of 64% and provincial pass rate of 51%. We          Candidates should have the following qualifications and
ings have already been altered. The one which springs to mind                                                                                   attributes:
is the old fabric shop which had an historic frontage which was                                                                                 • A minimum of a matric certificate with science/biology or geog-
changed to rather ordinary and tasteless metal frame windows                                                                                       raphy
and doors during a December period a couple of years ago.
     So Makana, how about this as an idea? Let’s look towards
                                                                                              AUCTIONS                                          • A reasonable command of the English language
                                                                                                                                                • Computer literacy
                                                                                                             • A matric with exemption would be a distinct advantage.
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                                                                              ’s Flats
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                                                                                                                                                with suitably qualified persons from previously disadvantaged
                                                                                                                                                groups being encouraged to apply.
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                                                                                                                                                              SPECIMEN CATALOGUER
       DUE TO EXPANSION RE/MAX                                             Livestock, equipment & loose                                                           (10 month contract)
        REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING                                                          goods
                                                                                                                                                The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include:
       RENTAL ASSISTANT                                                Jan     Feb     Mar April May June July Aug
                                                                                                                                                • Sorting of preserved fish specimens
                                                                                                                                                • Data capture of fish specimens in to the National Fish Collection
               Successful candidate must be                            28      26      25 29 27       24   29 26
  ● Bilingual                                                                                                                                   Candidates should have the following qualifications and
  ● Computer literate                                                                                                                           attributes:
                                                                                                                                                • A minimum of a BSc degree or related bachelors degree
  ● People orientated
  ● Drivers Licence
                                                                                      MAKANA MUNICIPALITY                                       • Experience in data capture and / or curation of natural history
                                                                                                                                                   specimens and / or natural history collection management.
  ● Specific attention to detail                                                                MUNICIPAL NOTICE
  ● Good admin skills                                                                                                                           Interested persons who meet the requirements can obtain appli-
                                                                                      NOTICE OF SPECIAL COUN CIL MEETING
                                                                                                                                                cation forms and further information about these two posts from
                                                                      The Municipal Manager, Ms. NL Baart as duly instructed by                 Mrs Xolelwa Mbuyephi: phone: 046-6035837; fax 046-6222403;
               Successful candidate must be                           the Speaker of the Makana Municipality (Clr. R. Madinda),                 e-mail CVs without application forms
  ● Pastel literate (Up to Trial Balance)                             hereby gives notice that, in terms of Section 19(b) of the                will not be accepted. Additional information on the Institute can
                                                                      Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act No. 32 of 2000,              be viewed on the website:
  ● Minimum 3 years experience
  ● Computer literate                                                 a Special Council meeting of the Makana Local Municipal-                  Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only.
                                                                      ity will be held in the Council Chamber, City Hall, High Street,           SAIAB reserves the right not to appoint any applicants to this
               Closing date: 29 January 2010                          Grahamstown on FRIDAY, 15 JANUARY 2010 at 16h30.                                                     position.
        An application in itself does not entitle the applicant
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Grocott’s Mail Friday, 15 January 2010                                                                                                                                                                                 9

 Sitting alongside Beethoven
                                                                      during 2010.
                                                                            As South Africans bellow out the national anthem during
                                                                      2010, it is appropriate to reflect on the history of the anthem
                                                                      and whether the trilingual composition has achieved its goal of                                                MAKING ART... A scene from
                    Ismail Mahomed                                    uniting in song and patriotism a previously divided nation. This                                               Hamlet’s House of Horror
                                                                      year marks the 15th anniversary of the trilingual version. It is                                               which was performed at last
                                                                      also the 85th anniversary since the original song composed by                                                  year’s National Arts Festival.
                                                                      Sontonga was adopted by the ANC as its official anthem. There                                                  Photo: Supplied
                                                                      can be no better place for a re-examination and/or a re-affirma-

             ould Beethoven raise any objection if he found himself   tion of the anthem to take place than locating a colloquium in
             in the company of Enoch Sontonga and Jeanne Zaidel-
             Rudolph? I guess not!
                                                                      the music department of Rhodes University and at the Interna-
                                                                      tional Library of African Music (ILAM).                                    Deadline for National
       In fact, Beethoven might spend most of his time compli-              Apart from drawing on a wide range of musicologists, politi-
 menting the two composers for giving South Africans the kind of cal commentators and academics who could be drawn to the                        Arts Festival 2010 Fringe
 national anthem that we’re all likely to sing with greater enthusi- city to participate in such a colloquium, it could have enormous
 asm in 2010 than we’ve ever done before it was massacred by
 Ras Dumisane in Paris last year.
                                                                      spin-offs for the city through the national media who would be
                                                                      certain to cover such an event. This in itself translates into a
                                                                                                                                                 registration looms
       Beethoven might perhaps even be quite surprised to learn       stimulus for the city’s hospitality sector. The fervent patriotism         Staff reporter                      well as the 3rd/4th place play-
 that he has a music studio in Grahamstown                                             that is synonymous with the anthem could also                                                 offs on 10 July.
 named after him whilst two talented South                                             create opportunities for local bead-workers to            Artists who would like to               the National Arts Festival
 Africans, Enoch Sontonga and Jeanne Zaidel-                                           increase their sales of the South African beaded          partake in the Fringe pro-          wants to provide tourists and
 Rudolph, whose names are synonymous with                                              flag lapel badges. Musicologists participating            gramme during the 2010 Na-          soccer fans with the opportu-
 the composition of South Africa’s national                                            in such a colloquium in Grahamstown would be              tional Arts Festival, which will    nity to experience ‘15 days of
 anthem, go without so much as a light pole                                            more than likely to discover another one of the           run from 20 June to 4 July in       amazing’ in order to catch a
 named after them in the city. Beethoven is                                            city’s hidden gems, ILAM.                                 Grahamstown this year, are          glimpse of the soul of south
 the name of the building in which the music                                                Zaidel-Rudolph is also celebrated for being          being granted one final ex-         Africa through its arts, in be-
 department at Rhodes University is located.                                           amongst a list of other South African musical             tension to ensure that their        tween watching the world’s
       Eastern Cape born composer Sontonga                                             divas that have been conferred with national              application forms are submit-       best soccer talent that will be
 was a choirmaster and a photographer when                                             orders by the office of the Presidency. Perhaps an        ted by 25 January.                            on display.
 he composed Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika. Little did                                        enterprising music student may want to record             Last year, 424 pro-                               Performers and
 he know at the time that the humble and                                               and publish an anthology of the national anthem           ductions totaling                             visitors to the Nation-
 rather obscure origins of his composition                                             and other songs which features Zaidel-Rudolph on          1 822 performanc-                             al Arts Festival can
 would more than 100 years later become a                                              piano and two other divas that have received the          es made their way                             once again expect the
 rallying song of peace and healing for South                                          national orders, Abigail Khubeka and Sibongile            to Grahamstown                                best of south African,
 Africa’s Rainbow Nation.                                   Enoch Sontonga             Khumalo.                                                  to perform on the                             African and interna-
       Nkosi Sikel’ iAfrika first gained popular-                                           The latter is no stranger to Grahamstown or to       Fringe.                                       tional drama, mu-
 ity when Sontonga’s choir made a strong impression on its            Rhodes University. Khumalo is the chairperson of the National                  the Festival                              sic, dance, film, jazz
 audiences. Soon after the initial choral performances, other         Arts Festival Committee and also a recipient of an honorary                hosted over 170                               and visual art, and a
 choirs around the country also learnt to sing it. On 8 January,      doctorate of music from Rhodes University.                                 000 visitors dur-                             few other surprises,
 1912 at the first meeting of the South African Native National             If such a recording were to be made, perhaps the enterpris-          ing 2009, and is                              in various venues
 Congress (the forerunner of the ANC), Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika was     ing student might even want to include another national orders             gearing up to host                            throughout Graham-
 immediately sung after the closing prayer. In 1925 the ANC           recipient, Christian Ashley Botha who directed the Drakensberg             additional inter-                             stown.
 officially adopted it as a closing anthem for its meetings. The      Boys’ Choir School to international acclaim. Botha could be                national audienc-                                 registration
 song spread beyond the borders of South Africa and has been          asked to conduct a choral rendition of the anthem. There is no             es who will be in                             forms and the info
 translated and adapted into a number of other languages. It is       reason why all this with its potential of boosting cultural tourism        south Africa dur-                             Booklets can be re-
 still the national anthem of Tanzania and Zambia.                    in Grahamstown cannot happen.                                              ing the World Cup.                            quested by email
       In 1995, South African music composer and academic,                  Even Beethoven would agree that it’s time for the city which             the closest stadium to          –      fringe@nationalartsfes-
 Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph, was invited by government to serve on         celebrates his legacy to grow up and stop behaving like a shy,             Grahamstown, with eight        or     telephone
 the Anthem Committee to rewrite Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika and to        sweet little virgin when it comes to taking advantage of opportu-          scheduled matches, is the           – 046 603 1103. Online sub-
 incorporate elements from the former anthem, Die Stem, as            nities in the cultural tourism sector.                                     Nelson Mandela Bay stadium          missions can be made at
 part of government’s commitment to reinforce nation-building               Beethoven is incredibly lonely on the corner of Beaufort             in Port Elizabeth. Matches to       www.nationalartsfestival.
 and reconciliation.                                                  and Somerset streets. He could certainly do with the company               be played there include the
       Zaidel-Rudolph was also given the honour of producing          of South African musical giants whose fame and acclaim could               quarter finals on 2 July, as
 this new composite version, as well as a full orchestral setting.    give that quiet street corner a new sense of relevance, an
 At her suggestion, the English words that she composed were          exciting vibrancy and a living musical tradition. Moreover, with
 incorporated at the end of the anthem. The trilingual anthem         Beethoven sitting alongside Sontonga and Zaidel-Rudolph,
 sung in isiXhosa, Afrikaans and English is now the official ver-     there can’t be a more harmonious way of singing out to every-
 sion that is sung today.                                             one that Grahamstown is indeed a city with shared histories.
       If any credit should be given to Ras Dumisane after he
 raped the South African national anthem during his rendition              Ismail Mahomed is the Director of the National Arts Festival.
 in Paris last year, it is that South Africans have never before                                           He writes in his personal capacity.
 been more patriotic of this trilingual composition than they’ve
 become after his embarrassingly atrocious performance. There
 is no doubt, if we haven’t leant to sing the anthem already, that
 we are more likely to do it properly when World Cup fever takes                           FAMSA (Families SA)
 over our lives.
       Perhaps, if Beethoven was alive today and was able to                                 Grahamstown
 attend the World Cup, he might surprisingly have proclaimed                             Non-profit welfare organization.
 that the beautiful hymn was music to his deaf ears. However, if
 Beethoven visited the music department at Rhodes University,
                                                                                              Relationship counseling.                                      Fruit and Cheese Salad
 he probably would have paid a skilled fine arts student to spray
                                                                                Developmental approach to community work
                                                                                                                                                  Ingredients:                      Method:
 paint, in graffiti, the names of Enoch Sontonga and Jeanne                                     2 SOCIAL WORK POSTS                               • 1 sweet melon, peeled, seeded   Mix the melon, nectarines and
 Zaidel-Rudolph somewhere in the corridors of the music                                        - Registered with SACSSP                             and cut into chunks R6.99       peaches together and divide the
 department.                                                                                         - Driver’s license                           • 2 ripe nectarines, sliced       fruit between 4 plates. Carefully
       As a citizen of the Eastern Cape who composed one of              - Good verbal & written English• Fluent in Xhosa • Afrikaans               R8.99 poly                      mix the cottage cheese with the
 Africa’s most popular compositions, Sontonga’s name should                                            an advantage                               • 2 ripe peaches, sliced          celery, red apple, grapes, apricots,
 be engraved and stand proudly alongside that of Beethoven in                                     Must be willing to do:                            R8.99 poly                      parsley and dressing. Gently turn
 the University’s music hall. The music department at Rhodes              - Counseling, group work, community work (projects & training)          • 450 g low-fat chunky cottage    the mixture until evenly mixed
 University needs to position itself at the core of reclaiming and                         Salary: Dependent on experience                          cheese                          together. Pile the mixed salad
 celebrating the legacies of Sontonga and Zaidel-Rudolph.                                   1 SOCIAL AUX. WORKER POST                             • 2 sticks celery, sliced R8.99   leaves over the fruit on the plates
       Zaidel-Rudolph’s name should be embraced as an inspira-                                 - Registered with SACSSP                           • 1 red apple, cored and sliced   and spoon the cottage cheese
 tion for any student of music walking through the corridors of                  - Good verbal & written English • Fluent in Xhosa                  R16.99 econo                    mixture on top. Serves 4
 Rhodes University’s music department. She is an internation-              - Previous experience working with children / youth groups             • 125 g seedless grapes, halved
 ally acclaimed professor who in 1979 became the first woman                                - Driver’s license an advantage                         R9.99 poly
 to obtain a Doctorate in Music Composition in South Africa.                                        Must be willing to:                           • 75 g dried apricots, chopped
 Her name must be written alongside that of another Eastern                               - Co-ordinate life skills programme                     • 15 ml fresh parsley, finely
 Cape composer icon, Michael Moerane, who was the first black                               - Facilitate life skills workshops                      chopped R4.99
 person to graduate in South Africa with a degree in music. Last                                 - Do intake & referrals                          • 60 ml fat-free salad
 year marked the centenary of the birth of this African giant                                       - Do office admin.                              dressing R12.99
 whose legacy went completely uncelebrated in this province.                                        Salary: On request                            • mixed salad leaves,
       Students and academics of music at Rhodes University                Queries: Mrs Harris 0823733953 or e-mail           to serve
 should be at the core of activism to ensure that the names of              CV & application letter to FAMSA, 63a High Street, Grahamstown
 Michael Moerane, Enoch Sontonga and Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph                                 Fax: (046) 6228494 by 29/01/2010
 echo through the corridors of the music department                                                                                               Phone Number: 046 622 3258
10                                                                                     Matric SucceSSeS                                                      Grocott’s Mail Friday, 15 January 2010

G’town district top achiever
Busisiwe HoHo

              ork with what
              you have and
              make the most
of it.” These are words of
inspiration from Sakhumzi
nobebe, winner of Graham-
stown district’s Top achiever
award in the disadvantaged
schools category for his out-
standing performance in the
2009 matric exams.
     nobebe, who achieved
three distinctions for his ef-
forts, recently joined other
top achievers in the province
as they celebrated the fruits
of their labour in an awards
ceremony at the Christian
Centre in east London.
     The event was hosted
by eastern Cape Premier
noxolo Kiviet and eastern
Cape education meC mahlu-
bandile Qwase on 11 january.
     The achievers received
certificates     and    bursa-
ries and nobebe says he is
thrilled with the bursary he
received for further study at
an institution of his choice. “i
am very happy about getting
this award and for the bur-
sary,” he said.
     nobebe attended Ve-
lile High School in Bathurst,
which is one of many disad-
vantaged schools in the east-
ern Cape that does not have
a laboratory, library or many      FLYING HIGH... Sakhumzi Nobebe (second from left) with Prinicipal Wendy Mfazwe, aunt Nondingazi Ndiyana and mother Nomazwi Ndiyana who say they are
teaching resources.                thrilled with Nobebe’s recent matric results. The disciplined pupil is looking forwad to studying radiography at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
     Surprisingly, the school’s    Photo: Steven Lang
matric pass rate has in-           reason for the improvement        says nobebe is an example        studying early in the year and    mandela metropolitan Uni-           school and my late grand-
creased from 30% in previous       is “a good working relation-      of success against all odds.     to study in small groups.         versity to study radiogra-          mother for the big role they
years to 70% this year. Prin-      ship between students, teach-     nobebe says his main advice          He says he is looking         phy. “i would like to thank         played in my life.”
cipal Wendy mfazwe says the        ers and parents”. mfazwe          to other learners is to start    forward to going to nelson        my mother, the teachers at

Benjamin Mahlasela achieves                                                                                                              Alicedale school
100% pass rate                                                                                                                           strives for the best
                                                                                                                                         maria siBiya
Nompumezo makiNaNa                                                                                    as a result of their poor aca-
                                                                                                      demic record, but Dude says        Hendriks kanise Combined school in Alicedale has proved to
Benjamin mahlasela Sec-                                                                               he is determined to change         be a success despite the challenging circumstances -- unem-
ondary School achieved a                                                                              this. “We are appealing to         ployment and lack of facilities -- that face the local community.
100% pass rate in the recent                                                                          parents in extension 6 and 7       When the matric exam results were released early this month, the
matric exams, which princi-                                                                           to bring their children to the     school received a 90.5% pass rate compared to last year’s 80.9%.
pal Sandile Dude attributes to                                                                        school,” he says.                       school principal elaine Louw-Balie says the school, which
having a small matric class.                                                                              “Teachers at the school        has 460 new learners enrolled for this year, is doing “very well”.
according to Dude, having a                                                                           will work harder to maintain       she says the numbers are up partly due to the fact that “some
class of seven matric learn-                                                                          the standard they have set         learners who failed in Grahamstown register at the school and
ers meant that teachers could                                                                         for themselves. We are going       they pass.”
provide more individual at-                                                                           to motivate and concentrate             Louw-Balie says that the school has a good relationship with
tention to the learners. The                                                                          more on the Grade 11 learn-        the learners’ parents as they hold regular meetings with them to
stats are an improvement on                                                                           ers to make sure that they         discuss their children’s progress.
the school’s previous results,                                                                        too do better at the end of             However, with not enough job opportunities in Alicedale, she
which saw only four out of a                                                                          the year.”                         says that most learners live with their grandparents as their par-
class of 29 matrics receive                                                                               Dude attributes the previ-     ents live out of town to seek proper jobs.
their matric exemptions.                                                                              ous low pass rates to a lack of         This year the school has introduced tourism as an additional
    Dude says that in an effort                                                                       resources, little support from     subject option. Louw-Balie says they consulted with the learn-
to ensure a 100% pass rate                                                                            the District education De-         ers before deciding on the tourism option, which is offered from
the seven learners were en-                                                                           partment and a lack of sup-        Grade 10 to 12. They are still waiting for the tourism textbooks to
couraged to attend afternoon                                                                          port from parents.                 arrive, she says.
classes given by teachers                                                                                 He also says that in previ-         Hendriks kanise has 23 teachers who are “working very hard”
and weekend classes offered                                                                           ous years the school promot-       according to Louw-Balie. she says the school, faces challenges in
by Rhodes University volun-                                                                           ed some Grade 11 learners to       literacy and mathematics.
teers. “if one or two learners                                                                        Grade 12 and this meant “that           To deal with this, she says, the department of education has
were absent from school the                                                                           we had a number of matric          prepared workshops to help devise a strategy that will address
teachers would use their own                                                                          learners who couldn’t keep         the difficulties in these areas.
                                   GOING FORWARD... Benjamin Mahlasela principal Sandile
cars to fetch them and bring                                                                          up with the level of work in
                                   Dude says his staff will work hard to maintain the 100% pass
them to school. We did a lot       rate achieved by the school in last year’s matric results.         matric.”
of things differently last year                                                                           Last year the school did

                                   Photo: Nompumezo Makinana
and we hope to maintain that                                                                          not promote any Grade 11s
standard this year going for-                                                                         and according to Dude “we
ward,” says Dude.                  ers can receive “a lot more in-   have to maintain the stand-      moved forward with the seven
    Dude says he would like to
keep the matric class smaller
in the future so that the learn-
                                   dividual attention. everything
                                   that we have done this past
                                   year was correct and we just
                                                                     ards now.”
                                                                         in the past the school has
                                                                     battled to attract new pupils
                                                                                                      that passed Grade 11 and we
                                                                                                      concentrated on them.”                      for your online fix
 Grocott’s Mail Friday, 15 January 2010
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                                                                      LINING UP... Learners from NV Cewu Primary stand in rows on the first day of school on Wednesday. Photo: Asanda Naketi

                                                                      Smooth start to school year
                                                                      aSanda naketi                                                         gap,” Ndyolashe said.
                                                                                                                                                Ndyolashe said the main challenge facing the school this
                                                                      tHE wet weather did not dampen the spirits of learners as they        year is a lack of facilities for younger learners. “With the in-
GEARING UP... Thozamile Yaka shops for stationery ahead
                                                                      rushed to school for their first day this year. Some will be part     crease in learners this year, we might need more teachers and
of the start of the academic year. Yaka, whose child attends          of ‘big school’ for the very first time while others continue their   classrooms. We don’t have facilities for Grade R because the
Seventh Day Adventist Primary School says “education is               academic adventure.                                                   Education department has decided to incorporate a pre-school
expensive but it is a great investment. I wish my son could                Fear of the unknown has taken centre stage for those who         with the main school.”
become something someday and this expenditure could be                are going to school for the very first time, while other learners         Principal of Makana Primary School, Mkhosi Williams said,
rewarded.” Photo: Zimkhitha Mbunge                                    were excited to meet up with their friends from the holidays.         “We had 80% turnout today which is quite good. Some students
                                                                           Anele Ndyolashe, principal of NV Cewu Primary School,            enrolled last year while the others are still in the process of be-

Sales up
                                                                      said he is excited about the year ahead and that the turnout on       ing registered.” the school has also been graded as a Quantile
                                                                      Wednesday was 100%. He said the school has two things to cel-         3 school.
                                                                      ebrate this year: being changed to a Quantile 3 school (no fees)          Principal of Khutliso daniels Secondary School, Radio Mcu-
                                                                      and the launch of their Grade 4 class.                                ba did not want to talk to Grocott’s Mail as he was “addressing
                                                                           “We had a gap from Grade 3 and 5, now we have closed that        learners”.

as schools                                                            New year jitters at PJ
                                                                      maria Sibiya                                                          has held interviews with the parents and explained to them how
                                                                                                                                            the school system works and “what kind of cooperation is re-
                                                                      ExCItEd, scared, worried and nervous were some of the                 quired from them. Parents are quite involved in the school and
                                                                      words used by learners, teachers and parents to describe how          they are one of the success recipes of the school,” said Snyders.
                                                                      they felt on Wednesday as schools in South Africa re-opened for       He added that the teachers and learners know each other on a
Zimkhitha mbunge                                                      the new year.                                                         “one on one basis” which makes the staff approachable.
                                                                          Learners and staff at PJ Olivier geared up for the first day          Snyders said the school is looking for a maths and science

          don’t know why the teachers didn’t give us stationery       of school as they were shown into their new classrooms and            teacher and that they have employed a new social science
          lists last year because now we have spent all our money     introduced to staff members. Principal Piet Snyders said that         teacher to help with the increase in numbers.
          on food, clothes and other unnecessary things,” says lo-    the school has enrolled 62 new learners and that some classes             Grade 1s were excited and ready to get into the swing of
cal high school pupil Coceka Menzi. Some learners say they are        have doubled in numbers. Snyders said that although registra-         things as they started the year off with teacher Lizette Vlok. “Al-
battling to make ends meet as they prepare to kick off another        tion has closed, some parents still come to enquire about space       though there are two learners who are absent the turn-out is
academic year, while local retailers are reporting an increase in     at the school for their children. “Unfortunately they had to be       quite good,” she said. Vlok has taught at PJ Olivier for 42 years
uniform and stationery sales.                                         turned away because we don’t have enough space for more               and will be retiring at the end of this year. Grade Rs, also known
    Store managers say they are expecting the rush to intensify       learners,” he said.                                                   as PJ Pikkies at PJ Olivier, were also in a jovial mood as they
in the next few days. However, some parents say they have used            In an effort to get to know learners’ parents Snyders said he     met up with school friends old and new.
the holidays to prepare for the back to school rush.

                                                                      ‘They grow by nature’
    Nondumiso Mazwi, whose child is in Grade 10, says she
started buying stationery and uniforms for her child last year. “I
am buying whatever I can in anticipation of the rise in book and
stationery prices,” she says. “I like saving and buying in little
amounts rather than doing it all at once which can be costly”.
    Lwando Mazwi, who is starting Grade 10 at a new school            Zimkhitha mbunge                                                          Many local store managers said they have retained the
this year says, “I have mixed feelings about going to the new                                                                               same prices as last year while some have noticed a slight in-
school. I’m excited that I’ll be in high school but it’s sad that I   “WE all know kids grow out of clothes quickly, especially boys,”      crease in the price of stationery.
have to leave my old friends.”                                        said Grade 9 parent Ntombomzi Fatyi. Fatyi recently had to                Woolworths branch manager, Elmarie Vos said, “I’ve
    Retailers have also begun their back to school sales and          stock up on school uniforms for her son who attends St An-            learned from experience that people buy school wear before
UPB booksellers and stationery shop owner, Irene Ellis says           drew’s College. “I buy new uniforms almost every year for my          Christmas when they get their bonuses.”
that they are doing their best to cater to learners’ needs. “We       son and there is no way of escaping that, they grow by nature,”           Verna Kilby is a parent who buys her children’s school uni-
visit schools to find out what weneed to stock for the custom-        she added.                                                            forms in december and she said, “I buy everything I need to
ers so that there wont be a backlog. We have been getting more            For many learners’ parents, going back to school means            buy for school, because it is a priority. then I spend the rest on
school orders and customers coming in and we are also getting         digging a little deeper into their pockets to fund the necessary      festive entertainments. I like budgeting on time because if you
a lot of orders from rural schools which is very inspiring.”          requirements. this is often challenging for parents after the         don’t that comes back to you.”
                                                                      festive season.
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                             BACK TO SCHOOL                                                                                                                 BACK TO SCHOOL

                                       Back to school
                                      For many children, Wednesday marked the first day of their school careers, for others it was the first day of
                                      a new school year. We sent out our team of photographers to record these momentous occasions at various
                                                                      schools. We hope you enjoy these pictures.

                                                                                                                                                        2                        3
     1. Graeme College
     2. Oatlands Prep
     3. PJ Olivier Pikkies
     4. SDA Primary
     5. Mary Waters
     6. Victoria Primary
     7. Ntaba Maria
     8. Good Shepherd
     9 Nompumelelo Child

       Welfare Pre-Primary

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                                                                                            WHAT’S ON

                        What to do, Where to go
     Keep sending me your weekly listings and I’ll keep giving you the lowdown on what is happening in and around Grahamstown! If you know of an event that you think
   Grocott’s Mail readers would be interested in, let us know by faxing us on 046 622 7282, by dropping it off at 40 High Street or e-mail Please
        ensure that it reaches us by the Tuesday before publication. Please note that the inclusion of forthcoming attractions is dependent on space. – Susan Powers

                        SATURDAY, 16 JANUARY                                                                           Forthcoming Attractions
     FARMERS MARKET                                                                                      ALBANY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
     When 9am – 1pm                                                                                      When Saturday, 23 January at 2.30pm
     Where Old Gaol, Somerset Street                                                                     Where Botany Lecture Theatre, Rhodes University
     What Fresh produce, dairy products, food stalls, essential oils,                                    What “Diarmud Gavin’s Irish Garden” will be a feast of some of Ireland’s loveliest gardens.
     music, pottery, garden and potted plants, roses, homemade                                           Wh0 Sharon Richner on 072 244 3863
     preserves, crafts and many other stalls. Fabulous handmade
     goodies and gift ideas. Come see, taste and join the festivities!                                   ST ANDREWS PREP 125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
     Who Vanessa on 082 754 7172 or                                                                      When Friday 29 January
     Leigh on 071 242 3050.                                                                              What A birthday parade through the town centre to celebrate our official birthday and raise
                                                                                                         awareness in the broader Grahamstown community. There will also be an outreach component
                                                                                                         with donations presented to various communities within Grahamstown.
                                                                                                         Wh0 Beverley McCarthy on 046 603 2362

     GRAHAMSTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY                                                                      THE EASTERN CAPE EISTEDDFOD 2010
     When 2.30pm                                                                                         When 28th April – 14th May 2010
     Where Kingswood College                                                                             What The Eisteddfod will join artists from all walks of life and talents.
     What What Visit to the Kingswood College museum led by Mrs Shirley Fletcher. Members and            The Eisteddfod is not a competition: it is a platform for young and emerging artists to
     friends to bring their own refreshments for tea and a folding chair to sit on.                      be professionally adjudicated and assessed in an environment that is encouraging and
                                                                                                         non-competitive as well as to showcase and encourage local talent in a non-threatening
                                                                                                         Wh0 Carol Gourley at 046 603 1147 or

Debate about mother tongue education
SARAH MURRAY                                                                                                                                                        proficient readers and writers.
                                                                                                                                                                        Research carried out by Eliza-

           atric results show that                                                                                                                                  beth Pretorius and Sally Currin of
           learners educated in their                                                                                                                               UNISA has shown that when chil-
           mother tongue do better                                                                                                                                  dren in a township primary school
than those educated in a second lan-                                                                                                                                were given access to books in their
guage. So says Kallie Kriel, CEO of                                                                                                                                 mother tongue (Sepedi) and Eng-
Afriforum a lobby group for partici-                                                                                                                                lish, as part of a well designed read-
pation by minorities in public debate,                                                                                                                              ing programme, they made gains
who has called on parents to put                                                                                                                                    in achievement. Reading scores in
pressure on government to provide                                                                                                                                   English were somewhat higher than
mother tongue education.                                                                                                                                            those in Sepedi, probably because
    While such statements may                                                                                                                                       there was a greater range of books
alarm some of the parents who have                                                                                                                                  available in English and children
sacrificed much to sent their chil-                                                                                                                                 chose to read more in this language.
dren to English medium schools                                                                                                                                      There was a strong relationship be-
there are many issues to consider.                                                                                                                                  tween learners’ proficiency in their
Research suggests that mother                                                                                                                                       mother tongue and English, and be-
tongue education has substantial                                                                                                                                    tween reading proficiency and aca-
benefits. However, there are also                                                                                                                                   demic achievement.
advantages to learning in a second
language.                                                                                                                                                           Constructive suggestions
    In Canada, where English and
French are official languages,                                                                                                                                      So how does this research help par-
some parents choose to have their                                                                                                                                   ents to make decisions about their
children educated in their second                                                                                                                                   children’s education? I would sug-
language so that they will become                                                                                                                                   gest they should:
bilingual. As to be expected these                                                                                                                                      •choose a school which provides
children tend to become more profi-        CONSIDER THE VERDICT... In South African schools the debate about mother tongue education has no clear-cut               the best quality education they can
cient in their second language than        answers. There are definite advantages to mother tongue education, but many learners also benefit from being               afford even if this means that their
those who attend a mother tongue           taught in English. So let the debate continue! Photo: Zimkhitha Mbunge                                                   children will be educated in their
institution. Also they appear not to                                                                                                                                second language.
suffer any educational disadvantage.      er tongue as a subject, they have       schooling.                               African languages. African children          •ensure that their children are
However, if you take for example a        access to plenty of books in both           Evaluations carried out by the       tested in English did better than        being taught to read and write well,
French mother tongue speaker in an        languages, and there is support for     Department of Education at the end       those tested in African languages.       in both their mother tongue and
English school, their level of English    language and literacy development       of Grade 3 suggest that children’s       However, they did not perform as         English.
does not quite match that of mother       in the home. In fact, these children    socio-economic background and            well as mother tongue speakers of            •ensure that the school they
tongue speakers, and their proficien-     usually choose to read for pleasure     the quality of education they receive    English, as would be expected from       choose has plenty of books in both
cy in French remains greater than         in their home language.                 make more difference with regard         the Canadian findings above.             languages.
their command of English.                     In South Africa, the majority of    to academic achievement than the              How do we explain why children          •put pressure on the school to
    But the Canadian experience           children are educated in an African     language of instruction. In 2006,        who learn to read in African lan-        support mother tongue literacy as
must be looked at in context. In          home language from Grade R un-          South Africa participated in an inter-   guages generally do not reach the        well as English, if necessary.
whichever language they are taught,       til Grade 3, switching to English in    national study of children’s reading     same levels of achievement as those          •support their children’s literacy
whether it be mother tongue or not,       Grade 4. This policy is designed to     proficiency. Grade 4 and 5 learners’     learning to read in English and Afri-    development at home, especially in
they receive good quality education       ensure that children have a strong      were tested in the language in which     kaans? Aside from socio-economic         the mother tongue - buy the children
with an emphasis on developing a          foundation of literacy in their moth-   they had learned to read, usually        factors, the answer would seem to        books, take them to the local library,
strong literacy foundation in the ear-    er tongue. However, in urban areas,     their mother tongue. Children tested     be that children learning to read in     read to them when they’re young
ly years. Children educated in a sec-     some children learn in their second     in English and Afrikaans performed       African languages do not have suf-       and listen to them read as they get
ond language are taught their moth-       language from the outset of their       much better than those tested in         ficient exposure to text to become       older.
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Bells keep ringing for                                                                                                                                    CHURCH SERVICES
                                                                                                                                        ABUNDANT LIFE WORSHIP
                                                                                                                                        CENTRE (Kuyasa School Hall)
                                                                                                                                                                           PEACE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES
                                                                                                                                                                           AND PRAISE (Samuel Ntlebi

local bellringer
                                                                                                                                        10.30am morning service            Hall)
                                                                                                                                        Pastor NC Julius 079 496 4256      9am: Kidz Church
                                                                                                                                        APOSTOLIC FAITH MISSION OF         9.30am Intercession
                                                                                                                                        SA (cnr Ncame and Makana Way,      10am: Sunday Service
                                                                                                                                        Ext 4, white tent next to Telkom   Pastor PP Pango 082 662 9422
                                                                                                                                        tower)                             PINKSTER PROTESTANTE KERK
Maria Sibiya                                                                                                                            9am Youth and Sunday School        (Brushwood Farm, indus-
                                                                                                                                        Services                           trial area, behind Grahamstown

                                                                                                                                        10am morning service               Prison)
          hile rugby and soccer are the chosen hobbies of many                                                                          ASSEMBLY OF GOD                    9am Sondagskool 10am oggen-
          young men, 21-year-old siyabulela Dyasi has found                                                                             (Blackbeard Street)                ddiens 7pm aanddiens
          another way to spend his free time. Dyasi counts bell-                                                                        10am – erediens, 6nm               Shawn Warren 082 808 6136
ringing as his favourite hobby, and he said the decision to stop                                                                        aanddiens                          RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF
                                                                                                                                        Pastoor B Brown 046 622 4963       FRIENDS (QUAKERS)
playing rugby has been worthwhile.
                                                                                                                                        AGS/ATMEL SHADDAI                  622 3382 or 622 3076
    Dyasi first developed an interest in this unique hobby in                                                                           (Johnny Burgess Hall, Middle       RIVER OF LIFE (Assembly of
2004 when a friend took him to the cathedral and showed him                                                                             Terrace Road)                      God cnr Hill and Huntley St)
the bells. after the visit Professor Colin lewis encouraged him                                                                         10am Erediens                      8.30am MORNING ALIVE
to learn about bell handling. “It was hard at first but as time                                                                         5pm Aanddiens                      ( Worship service & Kidz Church)
                                                                                                                                        Oud Rolen 073 453 9934             10.30am ( Worship service &
went on it became easier,” said Dyasi. He said that while he was
                                                                                                                                        Dieken Ronnie 083 610 2926         Kidz Church) 6.30pm (Dynamic
undergoing lessons, other students quit but he said he “loves a                                                                         Evang Edwin 079 306 7577           evening service)
new challenge so I continued with the training”.                                                                                        CATHEDRAL OF ST MICHAEL            Pastor John & Debbie Sloane
    Dyasi is currently studying Information Technology at East                                                                          & ST GEORGE (High Street)          046 622 3626
Cape Midlands College and he said he enjoys the combination                                                                             7.30am: Holy Eucharist (AAPB)      ROCK OF AGES CHRISTIAN
                                                                                                                                        9.30am: Holy Eucharist (AAPB)      CHURCH INTERNATIONAL
of his studies and this hobby, both of which require focus and                                                                          Preacher: Revd Claire Nye Hunter   Duna Library - Joza
hard work.                                                                                                                              7pm Taizé Service                  10am: Sunday Service
    In an effort to encourage the art of bellringing, Dyasi holds                                                                       CHRIST CHURCH (Speke Street)       Past FW Arendse 072 118 9049
sessions with children from Eluxolweni shelter. “although                                                                               8.30am Holy Eucharist 2nd, 4th     SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST
some don’t show much interest in the course, others enjoy do-                                                                           Sundays APB 1989, all other        CHURCH (next to Pick n Pay)
                                                                                                                                        Sundays BCP1662                    9.30am Sabbath School
ing something unique and challenging,” he says                                                                                          CONQUERORS COVENANT                (Saturday)
    according to Dyasi, bellringing is “not that popular” in                                                                            CHURCH (Nombulelo Hall, Joza)      11am worship service
south africa, which is why he decided to teach others. at the                                                                           Services every Sunday 10am –       ST AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH
moment Dyasi is a trainer and would like to attend a course                                                                             12pm                               9.30 am Sunday service
in Hereford in the UK where he will learn how to conduct the                                                                            Nceba Ngeju 073 653 2655           ST BARNABAS (Alicedale)
                                                                                                                                        EMMANUEL ASSEMBLY                  10am Xhosa service on the 1st,
bellringing routine.                                                                                                                    (12 Paton Place, Vergenoeg)        2nd and 4th Sunday of each
    He said the biggest challenge he is facing is the question of                                                                       9am Sunday School, 10.30am         month and the English service
funding, which he needs to secure by 20 January.                                                                                        morning service                    on the 3rd.
    Interested donors who enjoy hearing the bells are urged to                                                                          5.30pm evening service             J Olckers 042 231 1159 or Rev
assist him with his mission by placing their donations at serv-                                                                         Rev L Williams 046 622 4388 (H)    Cynthia Webbstock 046 636
                                                                    IN TUNE...Local bellringer, Siyabulela Dyasi continues to           FRONTIERS CHURCH                   2090
ice collections or in the appropriate boxes in the cathedral. The   make music for Grahamstown. Donations towards Dyasi’s               INTERNATIONAL                      ST BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH
donations can either be placed in the donation box or handed to     dream of attending a bellringing course in England are              (Oatlands School Hall, African     (Market Street)
the office. The donations should be clearly marked “Bellringing     encouraged. Photo: Maria Sibiya                                     Street)                            9am Eucharist with hymns
appeal.”                                                                                                                                9.30am morning service             (APB1989)

                                          Thought for the week
                                                                                                                                        Dave Koch 084 470 2095 or          Fr Eric Kelly 046 622 4552
                                                                                                                                        046 636 7815                       ST CLEMENT’S CHURCH
                                                                                                                                        FULL GOSPEL CHURCH OF              (top end of High Street, next to
                                                                                                                                        GOD (11 Caldecott Street)          Railway Station)

 A time of anticipation and excitement
                                                                                                                                        9am Morning service and            9am – Holy Eucharist
                                                                                                                                        9am Promise land (Sunday           ST CYPRIAN’S
                                                                                                                                        School)                            (Highlands) 10am every second
                                                                                                                                        6.30pm evening service             Sunday.
                                                                                                                                        Pastor Neels Prinsloo 046 622      Contact R Wilmont 046 622 8841
 I always have mixed feelings at the start of a new year. There     nise the struggles for resources that many schools face, and        5949                               or Rev Cynthina Webbstock 046
 is anticipation and excitement as we wait to see how things        the need to encourage a culture of learning.                        FULL GOSPEL CHURCH OF              636 2090
 will unfold. There are the reflections on last year, on its suc-       will we make it? will we see an improvement? The new            GOD (24 P Street)                  ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC
 cesses and failures and joys and struggles. There is the anxi-     year always brings opportunities, potential, and at times           10am Kidz Church                   CHURCH (Joza)
                                                                                                                                        11am morning service               Mass: 8am
 ety around what is to come: how will we do this? will our plans    overwhelming challenges. But more than that we have the             Pastor TP Dube Ngcayisa 082 355    ST MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
 work? will we succeed? will we be able to move forward?            strength and love of God to sustain us. as the psalmist says,       8860                               (Albany Road)
     The newspapers have been full of the matric results and        “your unfailing kindness, O lord, extends to the heavens,           GRAHAMSTOWN BAPTIST                Sunday Mass 10am
 ideas on how these could be improved in the new year. we con-      your faithfulness to the clouds. your righteousness is like the     CHURCH (Bathurst Street)           Tuesday service 6pm
 gratulate all who passed, and who achieved good marks. at          mighty mountains, and your justice as the great deep; you           9.30am morning worship and         ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC
                                                                                                                                        Sunday School Every 1st Sunday     CHURCH (47 Hill Street)
 the same time, for those who did not do as well as they had        save humans and animals alike, O lord. How precious is your         Communion                          8.30am Sunday Mass.
 hoped: it is not the end of the world. Grahamstown is fortunate    steadfast love, O God! all people may take refuge in the shad-      6.30pm evening service every       046 622 2808
 in having organisations like the GaDRa matric school and           ow of your wings....For with you is the fountain of life; in your   3rd Sunday Communion               ST PETER CLAVER’S CATHOLIC
 people who are willing to help.                                    light we see light.” (Psalm 36:5-9)                                 11.30am Kariega Church 4th         CHURCH (Raglan Road)
     This week also saw the opening of a brand-new school at            The new year offers us the biggest opportunity of all: to       Sunday only                        11am Mass
                                                                                                                                        GRAHAMSTOWN CHRISTIAN              ST PETER’S (Sidbury)
 uMariya uMama weThemba monastery, the initiative of the            trust wholeheartedly in God, for His sustaining strength and        CENTRE (Lucas Meyer Ave)           10am Every 1st Sunday.
 monks there. as parents, teachers and education officials we       guidance, and as we ask God’s blessing on the year ahead.           9am Sunday worship                 R Hart 042 235 1250 or
 want to do all that we can to support and encourage learners                                                      Andrew Hunter        Pastor D Hagemann 046 622          Rev Cynthia Webbstock on 046
 to do their best and to realise their potential. we also recog-                                            Dean of Grahamstown         3309                               636 2090
                                                                                                                                        HIS PEOPLE CHRISTIAN               THE APOSTOLIC FAITH
                                                                                                                                        CHURCH (VG High Scool hall)        MISSION OF AFRICA
                                                                                                                                        9am Morning services               (Z Street, Joza)
                                                                                                                                        6.30pm. Evening service            10am Sunday School, 11am
                                                                                                                                        046 622 3426                       Service
                                                                                                                                        JABEZ HOUSE ASSEMBLY               Rev KA Ndaleni
                                                                                                                                        (Sun City community creche)        THE OLD APOSTOLIC CHURCH
                                                                                                                                        10am morning service               IN ZION OF SA
                                                                                                                                        6pm evening Service                (behind Benjamin Mahlasela
                                                                                                                                        Pastor T Smit 079 622 9812         High School)
                                                                                                                                        MARIYA uMAMA weTHEMBA              11am Sunday Service, 6pm
                                                                                                                                        MONASTERY (Highlands Road)         Wednesday service
                                                                                                                                        Holy Cross Benedictine Monks       Archbishop NT Chrisjan
                                                                                                                                        9am Holy Eucharist                 083 363 1073
                                                                                                                                        046 622 8111                       THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
                                                                                                                                        METHODIST CHURCH OF SA             OF LATTER–DAY SAINTS
                                                                                                                                        Commem 9am W Jervois               (6 Bennett Street)
                                                                                                                                        Wesley 9am A Meyer                 9am Sundays 046 622 5705
                                                                                                                                        Sole Memorial                      TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN
                                                                                                                                        10am M Claasen                     CHURCH (Hill Street)
                                                                                                                                        NEDERDUITSE GERE-                  9.30am morning worship and
                                                                                                                                        FORMEERDE KERK                     Sunday School
                                                                                                                                        (38 Market St)                     7pm evening worship
                                                                                                                                        9vm oggenddiens, aand              Rev Geoff Probert 046 622 3812
                                                                                                                                        selgemeentes                       UNION CONGREGATIONAL
                                                                                                                                        Tuesday 6pm stilworddiens          CHURCH (Albany Road)
                                                                                                                                        046 622 4598                       9am Sunday School, 10am
                                                                                                                                        NEDERDUITSCH HERVORMDE             morning service
                                                                                                                                        KERK                               6pm evening service
                                                                                                                                        Every Sunday 9am erediens Port     WAY OF GOD MINISTRIES
                                                                                                                                        Alfred 2nd and 4th Sundays         (Ext 6, next to Joza Indoor
                                                                                                                                        11am eredienste Cannon Rocks       Sports Centre) 10am Sunday
                                                                                                                                        Prof John Gericke 046 624 9025     service 6pm evening service
 THUMBS UP... Six-year-old twins, Mbasa and Loyiso Mconi put on a brave face for their first day of school at Good                                                         Apostle PS Ngqezana
 Shepherd School on Huntley Street. Their mother, Vuyiswa Mconi said she was very proud of her boys. Photo: Steven Lang                                                    084 824 2363
                                                                                         PROPERTY SUPPLEMENT                                                                                Friday, 15 January 2010

                                      STEWART ARMITAGE ESTATES
       Gill Meyer                                                                                                Chris has had
      082 651 9976                                                                                                over 30 years
     Chris Armitage                                                                                             experience in the
                                      81 CHURCH SQUARE                                                                                                              
      084 444 7884                                                                                               Grahamstown
                                       TEL. 046 622 4134 E-mail:                                             property market.

     BRIAR ROSE OVERLOOKS ST ANDREW’S - From R1 350 000                                                 ARIES NEST - R675 000                     +28a Hill Street (Cnr Hill & Beaufort St)
                                                                                                                                                      g 046 636 1174 • Fax: 046 636 1186
                                                                                                                                                                       Jeff 082 940 1418

     Modern 3 bedroomed lock-up and go apartments overlooking Lower Field.                             2 Bedroom apartment. Excellent               RESIDENTIAL RENTALS
                             Approximately 106m²                                                       investment with strong returns.

 KINGSVIEW ESTATE FROM R1 050 000                        KINGS MANOR - R850 000                       FITZROY PARK - R880 000
                                                                                                                                                 Warren Str 1 b/r available in 5 b/r house R1 720/rm
                                                                                                                                                 (mature female student)
                                                                                                                                                 Shepperson lane 3 b/r house                          R5 000/m
                                                                                                                                                 Gowie St 4 b/r house                                 R6 500/m
                                                                                                                                                 Musgrave St 3b/r with double garage                  R3 900/m
                                                  SOLE MANDATE                                    SOLE MANDATE
  Luxury units in secure estate                      3 Bedroom spacious apartment let at                  3 Bedroomed unit close
                                                     R6 600p/m for 2010. Excellent return.                    to Kingswood

     OATLANDS NORTH - R980 000                              COUNTRY RESIDENCE                        SUMMER PLACE - R750 000                                    2010 Digslist available

                                                                                                                                                   E-mail us, ring us, or come see us at our office
                                                  DUAL MANDATE                                    SOLE MANDATE
     3 Bedroomed home with magnificent views in      Just 5 minutes outside Grahamstown.
               secure new complex.                                                                 Sort-after 2 bedroomed apartment let at
                                                        4 Bedroom home on 4 hectares.                        R4 800p/m for 2010

                                                                                                              WESTHIIL/HILL 60                   OATLANDS NORTH                                OATLANDS

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   Tel: 046 622 5546 Fax: 046 622 5548

                                                                                                             POTENTIAL FOR THE ULTIMATE          EARN INCOME FOR YEARS TO               LIFESTYLE RESIDENCE.
      MULTI AWARD WINNING AGENT                                                                              LIFESTYLE. Family home with         COME. Spacious family home with        Substantial home, executive office,
  FOR INSTITUTE OF ESTATE AGENTS AND                                         MONIKA GAYBBA
                                                                                                             pool & park-like garden.            large second dwelling. Good resale     guest suite, terrace overlooking
                                                                                                             POA                                 value. R1 550 000                      spectacular garden. R4 600 000
   IPC 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008                                    082 855 0015
WESTHILL/HILL 60                          SUNNYSIDE                         STONES HILL                             WESTHILL                           SUNNYSIDE                         SMALL HOLDING

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PRIME POSITION PLOT with flat        CHARMING VILLA with sizeable        COUNTRY LIVING! Just minutes         LUXURY APARTMENTS. Ex-              SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME in                OAK TRESS & OPEN SPACE.
& garages in an exceptional         bedrooms, fireplaces, yellowwood     from town. Picturesque property      ceptional investment offers: 3BR,   large, secure, landscaped garden       Uniquely positioned home with
setting. Would suit a designer      floors, bay-window. More than just   with a family home & 5 separate      2 Bathrooms, open plan living &     with shady trees & pool.               abundance of space.
home. POA                           a home. R2 350 000                  guest units. R2 600 000              patio. From R1 350 000              R2 250 000                             POA

       WESTHILL                        FORT ENGLAND                           SUNNYSIDE                       SMALL HOLDING                            SUNNYSIDE                            INDUSTRIAL

                                                                                                                                                                                         Large, serviced
                                                                                                                                                                                         plot in industrial
                                                                                                                                                                                          Opportunity to
A CHARACTER HOME with               MODERN HOME in secure               TWO SETTLER COTTAGES                 OPEN SPACE ALL ROUND.               SETTLER STYLE HOME. 4BR                  build from the
separate guest unit, just a short
walk from campus & St Andrew’s.
                                    complex. 3BR, 2 bathrooms,
                                    interleading garage, enclosed
                                                                        looking for some artistic flair.
                                                                        Heaps of character & history to be
                                                                                                             Home in the country with tranquil
                                                                                                             views, away from the hustle &
                                                                                                                                                 plus flat, good security & off-street
                                                                                                                                                 parking. Income potential R8 800/
                                                                                                                                                                                            ground up.
R2 950 000                          private garden. R778 000            brought to life. R900 000            bustle. R1 300 000                  month. R860 000                            R547 000
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                                                                                                                                                                           22 African Street
                                                                                                                                                               P.O. Box 7090, Grahamstown North, 6148
email:                                                                                                                                       Tel: 046 622 6061                                                                                    David
                                                                                                                                                                          Fax: 046 622 3741                                                                                 Rodgerson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gail Shanley 083 307 0852

                                                                                                                                                                                  CRADOCK HEIGHTS                    R1 050 000                     FORT ENGLAND                  R835 000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SOLE MANDATE                                               SOLE MANDATE
                                                                     CALL THE                                                                                                                                                                       CE ON
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 * 1st position Eastern Cape
    RE/MAX Agent 2009
                                                                      ADVICE,                                                                                                    ON SHOW SAT 10-12                                             ON SHOW SAT 10-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               VALUE FOR MONEY. Excellent condition, low
                                                                                                                                                                                  ELEGANT & SECURE: Delightful family - 3
 * ISEA Country Agent of the                                      HONESTY AND                                       * 3rd position Eastern Cape                                   bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (mes). Open plan                       maintenance, views. 2 bedroom home PLUS flat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ideal for granny, nanny or to let.
                                                                                                                                                                                  kitchen/diningroom, lounge, undercover braai
    Year 2009                                                       INTEGRITY                                         RE/MAX Agent 2009                                           area, garage. Top security.
                                                                                                                                                                                  WEBREF: 300273864                                            WEBREF: 300257995
            JEAN 082 772 0396                                                                                                 ALEXIS 083 461 5572                                           ALEXIS 083 461 5572                                          ALEXIS 083 461 5572
                                                                       THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING IN 2010?
                   WESTHILL                                                From R1 350 000                         KINGS GARDENS                       R735 000                             CBD                      R755 000                         WESTHILL                From R1350 000

             WELCOME TO
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                                                                                                                   SECURE COMPLEX. 2 bedroom apartments with                      WORKSHOP & FLAT - This property consists of                   WELCOME TO BRIAR ROSE - Upon the edge
                                                                                                                   modern finishes PLUS communal swimming pool.                    a workshop of 315sqm as well as a flat of 50sqm.               of St Andrew’s College Lower Field, there is soon
                                                                                                                   All bedrooms en-suite.                                         The flat has 2 bedrooms, kitchen and BIC. 3-Phase              to be built a very fine 3 bedroom “lock-up-and-go
                                                                                                                                                                                  electricity. Zoned light industrial.                          upmarket 24 unit complex.
                                                                                                                   WEBREF: 300265392                                              WEBREF: 300266540                                             WEBREF: 300265729
                                                                                                                                JEAN 082 772 0396                                            JEAN 082 772 0396                                             JEAN 082 772 0396
                                                                                                                   CRADOCK HEIGHTS                    R1 375 000                       CENTRAL                      R1 400 000                       KINGSVIEW                  R1 050 000
                                                                                                                       NEW RELEASE                  SOLE MANDATE                                                  SOLE MANDATE                                                SOLE MANDATE

 Upon the edge of St Andrew’s College Lower Field,
 there is soon to be built a very fine 3 bedroom
 “lock-up and go” “upmarket” 24 unit complex                                                                       IMMACULATE HOME for everyday living. Newly                     FANTASTIC RENTAL RETURN. 5 flats for sale                     TOP SECURE LIVING. Immaculate units with
 designed for the discerning boarding school parent                                                                built facebrick, 3 beds. Family home in quiet cul-de-          in central location. 2 X 2 bedroom flats and 3 x 1            quality modern finishes with 24 hour security guard,
 and investor. Conveniently Located!                                                                               sac with panoramic deck with magnificent views                  bedroom flats. Let for 2010.                                  communal pool and tennis court.
 From R1 350 000.                                                                                                  over town.
 WEBREF: 30065279                                                                                                  WEBREF: 300278327                                              WEBREF: 300271699                                            WEBREF: 300271699
                                                                             JEAN 082 772 0396                                  JEAN 082 772 0396                                            JEAN 082 772 0396                                            JEAN 082 772 0396
                                  From R570 000                    CENTRAL                          R1 800 000       KINGS HEIGHTS                 FROM R350 000                       WESTHILL                     R1 395 000                        CENTRAL                     R650 000
                                   DUAL MANDATE                                               SOLE MANDATE                                            SOLE MANDATE                                                SOLE MANDATE                                                SOLE MANDATE

PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL ESTATE with the primary goal              BUSINESS AND/OR RESIDENTIAL PREMISES.                SITUATED WITHIN EXCLUSIVE SECURE                               TOP SUBURB. Gorgeous character home close to                 INVESTMENT PROPERTY. Let for R4 800p/m
being to create an upmarket and aesethetically pleasing and   Zoned Business 1. Well situated property can be      ESTATE: Lovely views over the city of Graham-                  SACs & DSG. Call me now, this is a must see!                 for 2010. Secure, low maintenance, perfect rental
secure eco estate and secure living environment. ±15km from   bought as property only or student based Café/Bar.   stown, you can see the city lights twinkling at night                                                                       property. 7.4% return.
Grahamstown. Only 15 plots available. All with magnificent     Call for details.                                    time.
views. All plots serviced.
WEBREF: 300274745                                             WEBREF: 300277274                                    WEBREF: 300194322                                              WEBREF: 300221587                                            WEBREF: 300249619
          JEAN 083 461 5572
         ALEXIS082 772 0396                                             ALEXIS 083 461 5572                                   ALEXIS 083 461 5572                                            Alexis 083 461 5572                                         ALEXIS 083 461 5572
 SOMERSET HEIGHTS                     R780 000                OATLANDS NORTH                    R1 550 000               WESTHILL                     R2 950 000                  COUNTRY RESIDENCE                 R5 000 000                   RENTAL        DIVISION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rooms in digs:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 African Street          R1 400 p/m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                15 Hodges Street          R1 700 p/m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 Market Street           R1 600 p/m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 Market Street           3 @ R1 550 p/m &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 @ R1 600 p/m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                18 Market Street          4 @ R1 500 p/m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                26 Market Street          2 @ R1 650pm
CONVENIENCE AND STYLE. Secure living at its                   GREAT BIG FAMILY home with gorgeous views            LOCATION! LOCATION!: Endless potential in a                    PERFECTLY POSITIONED Large family home on
most convenient. Situated within superb cluster of            and brand new separate flat.                          historic home close to town and on SAC’s doorstep              ±1ha of gorgeous mature gardens 1km from town.                Flats:
townhouses.                                                                                                        for the discerning buyer!                                      Amazing security in this fabulous sun filled home.             Tintagel Flats        3 Rooms @ R2 300 p/r
                                                              .                                                                                                                                                                                 (Female master students only)

WEBREF: 300263973                                             WEBREF: 300220666                                    WEBREF: 300252111                                              WEBREF: 300276744
           ALEXIS 083 461 5572                                          ALEXIS 083 461 5572                                   ALEXIS 083 461 5572                                           ALEXIS 083 461 5572                                      CHARMAINE 079 491 8355
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dave Mullins                                       Charmaine
                                  Jean Rodgerson                                 Alexis Bowker                                                                             Meyrick Bowker
                                                                                                                       Leon Kruger                                                                                                 Auctioneer                                       van Staden
                                   Sales Associate                                Sales Associate                                                                            Farming
                                                                                                                         Farming & Lifestyle                                                                                    Farming Associate                                    Rental
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                                                   “Artfully uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives”
Oatlands - r1 100 000                                                                                  central - r555 000
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5 man student digs. Lease signed for 2010 Remote access and secure.                                    This neat one bedded apartment at The Greens is tenanted for 2010.It offers a
                                                                                                       spacious living area plus balcony with north aspect. Excellent Security and stunning
                                                                                                       location! don’t miss out!

kInGswOOd - r640 000                                 fOrt enGland - r795 000                           Oatlands - r1 800 000                                central - r680 000                                sunnYsIde - r510 000
               Web Ref No: 0000 529 258                                Web Ref No: 0000 550 213                         Web Ref No: 0000 259 540                           Web Ref No: 0000 471 891                        Web Ref No: 0000 479 864

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tOwn HOuse deVelOpMent                               easY lIVInG In secure                             beautIful lOcatIOn OppOsIte                          InVestMent prOpertY                               lOck-up-and-GO apartMent
7 Freehold units within a walled complex.            cOMpleX                                           cHrIst cHurcH                                        Spacious 2 bedroom flat with large living area    2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, lounge, kitchen
Secure gated community. 3 Bedrooms and 2             3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with attractive        Family home with spacious bedrooms. Private and      on African Street! Tenanted for 2010 with great   and secure off-streeet parking. Close to
bathrooms. Selection of finishes. Open-plan          finishes. Light and bright spaces.                secluded north-facing garden and double garage.      income! Perfect for Students!                     shopping centre.
design, Quality kitchen appliances and fittings.                                                       Offers from r1 600 000

central - r690 000                                   central - r1 300 000                              Oatlands nOrtH - r359 000

                                                                                                                                                                              EXTENTION 4
                                                                                                                                                                                    R 395 000.00
                                                                                                                                                                        “Plot and Plan” opportunity!
                                                      dual Mandate
                                                                                                                                                                       New house to your own design!
student pad
Upstairs unit in this centrally located
                                                     cuYler st cItY centre
                                                     3 x 2 bedded units all in one! Brilliant rental
                                                                                                       This stunning piece of land is ideally situated in
                                                                                                       sought after Kings Heights.                                   Facebrick, quiet street, affordable!
block. Tenant for 2010. 2 Bedrooms with              income! Neat and tidy, quiet and peaceful.        It offers fabulous vistas and is 936m2
open plan living.                                    Brilliant location, close to everything.          In size.                                                                     Phone Mzoli before its gone!

Joy Miles                       084 320 9238                                        Peppergrove Mall, African Street, Grahamstown. Tel: 046 636 1388
Marlene Prinsloo                072 209 6658
Mzoli Luzipo                    078 527 5465                                                            
Marinda van Achterbergh         082 598 7776
                                                                                                                         Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

  1st Floor Eskom Building                                        Postnet Suite 7                               Tel/Fax: 046 636 2636
  110 High Street                                                 Private Bag X1672
  Grahamstown                                                     Grahamstown                         
 OATLANDS NORTH - R1 550 000                                OATLANDS NORTH - R2 300 000                           THE BRIAR ROSE - FROM R1 375 000

                                                                                                                                      DUAL MANDATE
  CALL ANDREA 079 284 6265                                  2 FLATS & MUCH MORE CALL ANDREA 079 284 6265           OUT! CALL MARION 083 244 6409
 FORT ENGLAND - R510 000                                     KINGSVIEW ESTATE - R1 400 000                        HILL SIXTY - R1 300 000

                           DUAL MANDATE
                                                             FACILITIES. CALL MARION 083 244 6409                  DBL GARAGE + CARPORT. CALL ANDREA 079 284 6265              TWIST... Marinda van Achterbergh, former owner of
 SHOPS. CALL NATALIA 072 214 4700
                                                                                                                                                                               Dismantled Motors, has undergone a complete change of
 IRVING HEIGHTS - R270 000                                  LOCK-UP ‘N GO - R700 000                               RENTALS                                                     career. Well-known for many years in motoring circles as
                                                                                                                   • 1-BED FLAT IN ILCHESTER RD. AVAILABLE                     well as to the many satisfied customers of De Wijn Huijs
                                                                                                                   IMMEDIATELY. R2 200 P/M (INCLUDING                          and Taphuis, van Achterbergh has decided to move into
                                                                                                                   WATER AND HI-TEC) PREPAID ELECTRICITY.                      the property industry. She has joined Lew Geffen Sothe-
                                                                                                                                                                               by's International Realty as an estate agent and says: “I
                                                                                                                   • 2-BED FLAT AT KOTA INTEN. GROUND                          have been in the service industry all my working life and
                                                                                                                   FLOOR. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. R3 500                        l believe I can bring high energy and a good service ethic
                                                                                                                                                                               to my job. I am looking forward to working with people
 CALL MARION 083 244 6409                                   CALL NATALIA 072 214 4700                                                                                          and properties, both of which I really love!” Photo: Supplied
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            OFFICE         046 622 2778
            FAX            046 622 7877

NEW RELEASE                                      R757 000         CENTRAL                                                R715 000        SUNNYSIDE                                      R560 000         FORT ENGLAND                                              R510 000

Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | Garage 1 |     WEB ACCESS 1GC1014786   Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Garage 0 |          WEB ACCESS 1GC1014599   Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Garage 0 |   WEB ACCESS 1GC1009163   Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 1 | Garage 0 |              WEB ACCESS 1GT448619

SOMERSET HEIGHTS                                                  LOCK UP AND GO                                                         SAFE AND SECURE                                                 GREAT STARTER HOME
Immaculate townhouse with beautiful garden close to               Ideal student accommodation. Secure and central                        Lock-up-and-go apartment – ideal for students.                  Spacious family home close to shopping complex
Graeme College.                                                   complex.                                                               Centrally situated.                                             and CBD.

Adéle Barnard 084 509 3889                                        Adéle Barnard 084 509 3889                                             Adéle Barnard 084 509 3889                                      Adéle Barnard 084 509 3889

AFRICAN STREET                                   R645 000                                                                                                                                                KINGS FLATS                                               R150 000
                                                                   NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS!
                                                                   2010 is here at last! As soccer fever spreads                         full of diverse tourism and investment
                                                                   across South Africa, we begin this new year with                      opportunities, especially in real estate.
                                                                   a focus on goals of a different kind.                                 The local property market is slowly
                                                                   Hosting the biggest global sporting event will                        recovering from the worldwide recession and
                                                                   ensure that the eyes of the world are on us.                          we expect to see an upswing in house prices
                                                                   And what they’ll see is a stunning country                            this year. So if you’re considering buying or
                                                                                                                                         selling a home, now is a good time to come
                                                                                                                                         in and chat to one of our experienced and
                                                                                                                                         friendly consultants at 51 African Street.
Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Garage 0 |     WEB ACCESS 1GC1001255                                                                                                                                          Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 0 | Garage 0 |            WEB ACCESS 1GC1012904
                                                                                                                                         Wishing you a home filled with happiness
WALK TO CAMPUS                                                                                                                           in 2010!                                                        EXTENSION 7
Outstanding investment opportunity in a prime location                                                                                                                                                   If space is important to you, look no further. This home
for student accommodation.                                                                                                               Daphné Timm                                                     has an income-producing outside room.
Kim Webber 082 523 8277                                                                                                                                                                                  Kim Webber 082 523 8277

OATLANDS NORTH                                   R810 000         NEW RELEASE                                            R210 000        CURRIE STREET                                  R350 000         STONES HILL                                         R2.6 MILLION

Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 1 | Garage 1 |      WEB ACCESS 1GC432511   Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Garage 0 |          WEB ACCESS 1GC1001865   Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Garage 1 |    WEB ACCESS 1GT352094   Bedrooms 8 | Bathrooms 7 | Garage 0 |              WEB ACCESS 1GT352094

HOME FOR ALL SEASONS                                              A FIRST IN EXTENSION 9                                                 GREAT BEGINNINGS                                                TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
Entertain, relax, exercise and enjoy all the benefits of          Cute cottage with tiled floors throughout. The yard is                 This cottage offers open plan living, a large garden            This farmhouse has a revamped living area with views
owning a home with a pool.                                        fenced and secure. Modern kitchen and bathroom.                        as well as storage rooms. Includes bachelor flat to             across the valley. The 5-unit B&B ensures a lovely work-
                                                                                                                                         supplement your bond.                                           from-home opportunity.
Kim Webber 082 523 8277                                           Brenda Cadle 083 529 5551                                              Brenda Cadle 083 529 5551                                       Brenda Cadle 083 529 5551

CRADOCK HEIGHTS                           R1.075 MILLION          KINGS HEIGHTS                                          R299 000        WESTHILL                                R3.25 MILLION              KINGSWOOD                                        R1.65 MILLION

Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2.5 | Garage 2 |   WEB ACCESS 1GC1012305   Bedrooms 0 | Bathrooms 0 | Garage 0 |           WEB ACCESS 1GT466627   Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Garage 2 |   WEB ACCESS 1GC1008237     Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Garage 0 |            WEB ACCESS 1GC1014160

A HOME FOR THE EXECUTIVE                                          PRICE REDUCTION                                                        FAMILY APPROVED                                                   ENJOY THE BENEFITS
An elegant split-level home with lots of living space.            An opportunity to design and build your dream home. In                 This grande dame offers close proximity to                        200m from the Wyvern gates, this 4-bedroom home
Wonderfully positioned with views across the valley.              a secure development complex with the best views                       St Andrew’s/DSG with a large garden, pool, veranda                is newly renovated with open plan living and private
                                                                  of Grahamstown.                                                        and wooden floors.                                                secure garden.
Brenda Cadle 083 529 5551                                         Brenda Cadle 083 529 5551                                              Daphné Timm 082 809 4283                                          Daphné Timm 082 809 4283

CENTRAL                                   R1.995 MILLION          KINGSVIEW                                     R1.495 MILLION           KINGSWOOD                                      R965 000         EXTENSION 1                                               R225 000

Bedrooms 7 | Bathrooms 6 | Garage 0 |     WEB ACCESS 1GC1004917   Bedrooms 2/3 | Bathrooms 2.5 | Garage 2 |      WEB ACCESS 1GC1010181   Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 | Garage 1 |   WEB ACCESS 1GC1011199   Bedrooms 1 | Bathrooms 2 | Garage 0 |            WEB ACCESS 1GC1013924

WORK FROM HOME                                                    NORTH-FACING UNIT                                                      CHARMING HOME IN GOOD AREA                                      GET A FOOT IN THE DOOR
Live in this delightful settler cottage, zoned Business 1,        Gorgeous unit with beautiful finishes in security complex.             Private and secure. Ideal lock-up-and-go for parents            Lovely starter home – neat and well maintained. Secure
and have offices at the back. Prime location.                     Access to pool and tennis court.                                       or retired couple. Neat, manageable garden and                  boundary on large stand.
                                                                                                                                         single garage.
Bridget Fourie 082 775 8877                                       Bridget Fourie 082 775 8877                                            Bridget Fourie 082 775 8877                                     Bridget Fourie 082 775 8877

                                                                          Designed by | 082 454 8242                                                                                             Contact ooba today. Call us on 0860 00 66 22.

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         classifieds 1. Personal 2. Announcements 3. Sales & Services 4. Employment 5. Accommodation 8. Motoring 9. Legals 10. Extras
Friday, 15 January 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                   BEAUTIFUL Daschund cross
        1. PErSonAL                                                                                                                                     Miscellaneous Sales                        puppies for sale. Dewormed
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and innoculated. Three females.
       Birthday Wish                                                              Book Shop                                                                                                        Contact Mike 083 651 9249.
                                                                                                                                                      3 X 3.6m collapsible WENDY
                                                                             87 Beaufort St, Grahamstown
                                       A Happy & Healthy New Year                                                                                      HOUSE with door & double
                                                                                    046-622 7042
                                           to all our customers                                                                                          window in front and triple                             FAIRBAIRN
                                                   DETOX                                                                                                window on side & wooden                                  KENNELS
                                                                                                                                                       floor. Cottage style curtains                            & CATTERY
                                      Make a fresh and healthy start with                                                                                 on windows. R10 000.
                                      our extensive range of products:
                                                                                                                                                          Phone 083 455 1877                                   Tel: 046 622 3527
                                      • Milkthistle & Dandelion
                                      • Polari Tea & Pukka Detox Tea                                                                                                                                           Cell: 082 552 3829
                                      • Alkalising Base Powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                   For Well Cared-for,
                                      • Barley Grass & Wheat Grass
                                                                              We stock a large                                                      GYM equipment in immaculate
                                      • Colon Cleanse & Psyllium Husks                                                                              condition. To view contact Liz                     Happy Pets
                                      • Books on Liver Cleansing & Juicing
                                            Peppergrove Mall
                                                                             variety of books by              Marius Barnard. Plumb-                084 717 8600

     Born 15 January 1930.
                                         Phone/Fax: 046 636 1496
                                                                                 SA Authors
                                                                                 eg. Poetry
                                                                                                              ing & renovations. Roof,
                                                                                                              gutters, watertank, driveway
                                                                                                              steamcleaning. 24hr service.
                                                                                                                                                                   Jewellery                         WAGS
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Professional Dog Grooming
   To our dearest dad. God’s
                                               Thank You                                                      Cell: 079 968 7299
 richest blessing on your 80th                                                Children’s Books                                                                                                       For All Dogs
birthday. With love from all your   THANK YOU to all my friends
  children, grandchildren and       and family who shared my 60th
                                                                                War Stories                     Classic Blinds                                                                      Cell: 072 088 5139
      great-grandchildren           birthday. God bless. Mavis                     Novels                      7 Beadle Street, Grahamstown
                                    Nelson.                                                                    083 468 0887 046 622 5634
                                                                               Short Stories                   Office Hours After Hours                                                                       Security
             Death                      2. AnouncEMEntS                          Plays, etc                        For Professional and
                                                                                                                                                             70 High Street
                                                                                                                    Affordable Blinds                    Tel/Fax 046 622 3115                          East Cape
                                                  Notices                                                      Venetian Blinds / Vertical Blinds
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Access Systems
                                                                                                               Grass & Bamboo Blinds
                                    AA PROTEA GROUP. Antic Hall,                     Education                 Repairs to Blinds                            • Engraving                             “For all your access control
                                    7.30pm Monday nights. 22 Albany                                            We render services in and                                                            and vehicle security needs”
                                    Road, next to New Apostolic Church.
                                                                                                                                                        • Watch & Jewellery
                                                                                                               around Grahamstown/Port
                                    Cell: John 083 550 4221. Wilfred                                                                                           Repairs
                                                                                                               Alfred/Kenton-on-Sea etc                                                               Electic gates, burglar bars,
                                    073 292 6057 and Antony 082                                                For free quotations contact Bennie                                                      pallisade fencing, VESA-
                                    682 1234. If anyone, anywhere                                                                                                                                        approved car alarms/
                                    reaches out for help we want the
                                    hand of the AA to be there.
                                                                                        Driving                                                               •Watches                                  immobilisers/gearlocks
                                                                                        School                                                                •Trophies                              Call 046 622 5668 or visit
      SHWEMPE                                                                  Code 10 - POA                                                                                                         us in Anglo-African Street
    MATANZI VIOLET                   100 THINGS to do                          Code 8 - POA
                                                                                                                                                                                                         for a free quotation
      Died: 04/01/2010
     Buried: 16/01/2010
                                      in Grahamstown                          Mike: 082 430 9855                                         &                 •African Curios
    Funeral held: St Joseph                                                                         Cleaning             •Zippo Lighters
  Church Time: 10am - 12pm
                                                                        Mobile Auto Valet Service                                                             dennis van der Merwe
                                    NEED some extra money during
                                    the Festival? Rent your house                                             Carpets/Upholstery/Windows
             Found                  at the National Arts Festival on
                                                                                                              Household/Office Cleaning
                                    a Self-Catering basis. Contact
                                    Susan 084 404 4546.
                                                                                                              Maid Service
                                                                                                              046 636 1214 * 073 217 8258                                                             AGENT
ONE good cupboard door after
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tel: 082 657 3719
falling from a bakkie filled with
furniture at T-Junction of Raglan        RICHARD                               BIRITE                                                                           SPCA
                                                                                                                                                            046 622 3233,
Rd and road to Fort Beaufort.
082 832 5839.                            WAGNER                                  27 Bathurst Street                                                    eMerGency: 079 037 3466
                                                                                                                                                     AniMAlS FOUnd
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Swimming Pools
                                                                                Telephone 622 2983
                                                                                                                                                     • Cattle and donkeys found round about
A SET of keys were found in              is no longer                           Buyers & Sellers of
                                                                              • New and Secondhand
front of Checkers. Please collect                                                                                                                    • Tabby and white kitten about 4mths old
them from Grocott’s Mail.                employed by                                 Furniture                                                       found Shepperson Lane area.
                                                                                                                                                     • Jack Russell quite plump found Andrew
THIS big dog was found at              Grocott’s Mail.                                                                                               Heemro Street.                                • Pool Installations
number 7, fifth avenue, Hoog-
                                         Please don’t                        The Knock Shop                                                          • Brown Afrikanis with white paws found
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Pool Maintenance
genoeg. Beige in colour. Contact                                                                                                                     Dulverton Rd, good condition.
                                                                              Cottage Furniture                                                                                                    • Pool Repairs
074 831 2119.                             accept his                              Antiques
                                                                                                                          The Sunshine               • Blackish Scottie type found near the N2

                                                                                                                                                     cross roads.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Pool Equipment
NUMBER PLATE Hil Street. 8
December DXB 330 EC. Phone
                                      business card in                       2nd Hand Furniture                            Company
                                                                                                                                                     AniMAlS FOr AdOPtiOn
                                                                                                                                                     • Jack Russell X, lovely nature, pretty to    • Pool Covers
Margaret 046 622 4245.                lieu of payment.                       Furniture Removals                  Cell: 082 820 5598                  look at, unusual colouring liver and white.
                                                                                     etc.                        Tel: 046 622 3937                   • Afrikanis black and tan longing for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Solar Heating
                                                                                                                  Personal Supervision               home.                                         SERVICING NOW IN GHT
SET of keys was found next to                                                  TEL: 622 3473                         • Carpets • Upholstery          • 4 mixed breed puppies dropped outside       083 236 4663/046 624 2128
99 Bathurst Street, lying on the                                             CELL: 072 399 1678                     • Windows • Office Valet         SPCA gate!!
side of the road. Contact 072          3. SALES & SErvicES                                                                 • Car Valet
                                                                                                                  • Maid service - supervised
                                                                                                                                                     • Black and tan male puppy, very playful
453 8272.                                                                                                        Commercial and Domestic             • Grayish mixed breed puppy, very sweet.
                                                                                                                                                     • Multi-colour X breed has a rigde on her
                                        Books & Stationery                      Home Maintenance                                                     back, good natured.
                                                                                                                                                     • Beautiful female Husky, found and never
            Health                                                                                                We Build It                        claimed.
                                                                                                                                                     • Border Collie, young, very playful
                                                                                Davlin Farm                               Phone:
                                                                                                                   Niël on 082 771 0013              We have some really beautiful kittens,

 PHYSIOTHERAPIST                                                                  Remote Gates
                                                                                 Pallisade Fencing
                                                                                                                       046 636 1686
                                                                                                                                                     all colours, as well as ginger, ginger and
                                                                                                                                                     white, bundles of mischief and joy.
                                                                                                                          e-mail:                    Several adult cats, ginger and white,
    Sports, Spinal &                   129 High St 6223549                      General Steelwork                      black and white and many other beautiful
    General Practice                                                                  Vaughan                                                        cats all waiting for loving homes.

     Med aids accepted                   BOOKS                               083 651 7463/046 625 0826             BUILDING
                                                                                                                                                     SPCA says a very big thank you to the
                                                                                                                                                     following persons for donations: Roz
                                                                                                                                                     Embling, D Graves, Shamwari Game
                                                                                                                                                                                                         We manufacture the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             widest range
   Mark Anderson                                     AND                                                         ALTERATIONS                                                                             of quality affordable
                                                                                                                                                     Reserve for shade cloth.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       fiberglass swimming &
                                                                                                                                                     Please remember chaining or tying up
         BSc(Hons)                     STATIONERY                                                                 ADDITIONS                          your animal is against the law. We have
                                                                                                                                                                                                        splash pool shells and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           offer installation
    079 381 4466                                                                                                RESTORATIONS                         found several animals dumped in alley
                                          FOr rHOdeS                                                                                                 ways, tied up to a tree and others left           throughout the Eastern
    046 603 2314                          UniVerSity,
                                                                                                                RENOVATIONS                          at our gates after hours, abandoning                        Cape.
                                                                                                                                                     your animal is a criminal offence. If you          DIY KITS AVAILABLE
                                           ScHOOlS,                                                                                                  have an animal that you can sincerely                046 624 2128 /
   To advertise here                     BUSineSSeS &
                                                                                                                                                     not keep. Contact the SPCA. Summer is
                                                                                                                                                                                                            082 719 5285
                                                                                                                                                     here. Please ensure that your pet has a
   contact Tamie on                     GenerAl PUBlic                                                                   fresh supply of water 24 hours a day and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Philip or Melinda Smit
         046 622 7222                                                                                                                                shelter from rain and hot sun.          

classifieds 1. Personal 2. Announcements 3. Sales & Services 4. Employment 5. Accommodation 8. Motoring 9. Legals 10. Extras
                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday, 15 January 2010

                                                                                                                                                   SALE IN
                                      I AM looking for Nanny’s during
                                      the 2010 National Arts Festival.                                         9. LEGALS                                                           History of
                                      Must have reference’s of previ-                                                                             EXECUTION                        G’town rugby
For everything your pool needs.       ous experience. Need Copy of
                                      ID as there will be a screening                                      SALE IN                        IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH
                                                                                                                                          AFRICA (EASTERN CAPE, GRA-
 • Construction and                                                                                                                                                                NOMPUMEZO MAKINANA
   Fibre-glassing - Design your
                                      process. Contact Susan 084
                                                                                                          EXECUTION                       HAMSTOWN)

   own pool.                          404 4546.
                                                                                                     IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH                                                          he South Eastern District
 • Pre-moulded fibre-glass                                                                            AFRICA (EASTERN CAPE, GRA-                           Case No 418/2008               Rugby Union’s (SEDRU)
   moulds - 24 to choose from.
 • Repairs - Re-fibre-glass and          Employment Wanted                                            HAMSTOWN)
                                                                                                                                          In the matter between:
                                                                                                                                                                                         long history has been
                                                                                                                                                                                   documented for public view-
   re-paint your old pool.                                                                               CASE NUMBER: 2438/2008           NEDBANK LIMITED formerly                 ing in an exhibition created by
 • Pool maintenance contracts.       DOMESTIC WORKER. Leaving                                                                             known as NEDCOR BANK                     former rugby player Ashwell
 • Pumps, filters, heaters, pool                                                                                                           LIMITED
                                     town and I am looking for some-                                 In the matter between                                                         Adriaan. The exhibition, which
   covers, etc.                                                                                                                                                      Plaintiff
                                     one to employ my honest, reli-                                  CHANGING TIDES 17 (PROPRI-                                                    was launched in December
  All materials are SABS approved.                                                                                                        and
                                     able and hard-working domestic                                  ETARY) LIMITED N.O.                                                           at the Dakawa Arts Centre,
     Emile 073 321 9944              worker. Tel 083 597 5006.                                                                Plaintiff   XOLANI RICHMAN NGCIKHWE                  showcases the history of the
                                                                                                     and                                                     First Defendant       black rugby clubs that formed
                                                                                                                                          FANELWA THUMEKA LUTSHABA                 SEDRU. These include Winter
      4. EMPLOYMENT                      5. ACCOMMODATION                                            GEORGE HENRY BAIN
                                                                                                                        1st Defendant                    Second Defendant          Rose, Lily White and the Swal-
                                                                                                     LINDA BAIN                           SANDILE SIDWELL SERGEANT                 lows rugby clubs respectively.
  Employment Offered                       Accommodation                                                               2nd Defendant                        Third Defendant             Adriaan is experienced in
                                                                                                                                                                                   setting up museums around
                                               Offered                                               In Execution of a Judgment of        A sale in Execution of the un-           the country and some of his
                                                                                                     the High Court of South Africa       dermentioned property is to be           works include the Robben Is-
  A position is available for        ALL facilities available in                                     (Eastern Cape, Grahamstown)          held without reserve IN FRONT            land and Apartheid museums.
      an experienced                 serviced rooms. Phone 046                                       in the above-mentioned suit, a       OF THE MAGISTRATE’S COURT,               He said that rugby history in
IT SALESPERSON                       622 4464. HELEN WALLACE                                         sale without reserve will be held    GRAHAMSTOWN, HIGH STREET,
                                                                                                                                          GRAHAMSTOWN, on the 29
                                                                                                                                                                                   Grahamstown has never been
 The successful candidate            ESTATE AGENT.                                                   at Magistrate’s Court, Graham-                                                documented and that he saw
 will be tasked with selling                                                                         stown, High Street, Graham-          January 2010 at 12h00                    this exhibition as an oppor-
  not only computer hard-                         To Let                                             stown, Eastern Cape Province on
                                                                                                     29 January 2010 at 11H00 of          Full Conditions of Sale can be in-
                                                                                                                                                                                   tunity to right that wrong. He
                                                                                                                                                                                   said that rugby played a major
     ware and software,
  but also Office Machines                                                                            the undermentioned property of       spected at THE OFFICES OF THE            role in bridging racial divides
                                     3BR house in Sunnyside from                                                                                                                   between Grahamstown and
       and Furniture.                                                                                the Defendant on the conditions      SHERIFF OF THE HIGH COURT,
                                     Feb 01 2010, 2 bathrooms. Sin-                                                                                                                the surrounding communities
   A strong knowledge of                                                                             which may be inspected at Mag-       115 HIGH STREET, GRAHAM-
                                     gle garage. Hi-Tec. New carpets                                                                                                               and that it was used to mobi-
   computer hardware &                                                                               istrate’s Court, Grahamstown,        STOWN at the aforementioned
                                     and kitchen. Phone 046 622                                                                                                                    lise communities in the strug-
   software is essential.                                                                            High Street, Grahamstown, prior      address and will also be read out
                                     4026.                                                                                                                                         gle for democracy.
      Qualifications and                                                                              to the sale.                         by the Sheriff prior ot the sale in
 experience in this field will        FLAT - 2 bedrooms, 2 Market            Motoring Services        Property description:
                                                                                                                                          execution.                                    The exhibition, which was
                                                                                                                                                                                   sponsored by the National
    be beneficial to your             Street, Flat No 2. Rent R2 750.
                                     Phone 046 622 6645, Cell 072                                    REMAINDER ERF 5506,                  The Execution Creditor, Sheriff          Heritage Council, took three
                                     890 9591. Deposit R500. No                 PARKHILL             GRAHAMSTOWN, MAKANA                  and/or Plaintiff’s Attorneys do not      years to complete, with Adri-
                                     Pets. 1st February.                                             MUNICIPALITY                         give any warranties with regard          aan and Phumzile Adam con-
Please post a copy of your                                                       MOTORS              DIVISION OF ALBANY                   to any of the descriptions and/or        ducting interviews and collect-
CV and a covering letter to:
                                                                                                     PROVINCE OF THE EASTERN              improvements.                            ing photographs while Mcebisi
  The Manager, PO Box                 BEDSITTER in Scotts Avenue          YOUR VOLKSIE SPECIALISTS
                                                                                                     CAPE                                                                          Ndletyana wrote the stories.
107, Grahamstown, 6140.               R2200.00 per month. Ccontact
                                                                                                                                          PROPERTY:                                The exhibition focusses on the
                                      083 687 2341                          046 622 2978             HELD BY DEED OF TRANSFER
                                                                                                                                                                                   history of the clubs by telling
                                                                                                     NO T49524/1993                       ERF 4749 SITUATE IN THE
If you have not heard from                                                  082 730 1527             IN EXTENT: 1198 SQUARE               TOWNSHIP OF GRAHAMSTOWN,                 the stories that reflect their
us within two weeks please           SEMI-FURNISHED flat to rent
 consider your application
                                                                            083 760 0576             METRES                               MAKANA MUNICIPALITY; DIVI-               histories with accompany-
                                     in Cradock Heights - off-street                                                                                                               ing photographic images that
       unsuccessful                  parking, bedroom & livingroom/
                                                                            MIKE & GRANT                                                  SION OF ALBANY, PROVINCE
                                                                                                                                          OF EASTERN CAPE Measuring                showcase the people involved.
                                     kitchenette. Post-grad or single      REPAIR & SERVICE          Commonly known as: 6 RIVER
                                                                                                     STREET, GRAHAMSTOWN                  9593 Square Metres                       Some of the people featured
                                     employed person preferred,           ALL MAKES OF CARS                                               Held by virtue of Deed of Trans-         in the exhibition include
 The following vacancies exist       R2 150 incl lights, elec & Hi-Tec.                                                                                                            Alistair ‘Toetie’ Coetzee, who
                                                                                                     The Conditions of Sale will be       fer No T56404/2007
               at                    Avail 1 Feb 2010. Contact 083                                                                                                                 went on to become assistant
  MARY WATERS HIGH                   273 8528.                            Grocott’s Mail             read prior to the sale.
                                                                                                                                          (also known as 7 BELMONT VAL-            coach of the South African
      SCHOOL                                                                  40 High Street         TERMS: 10% deposit and               LEY ROAD, GRAHAMSTOWN)                   Rugby Football team.
                                     SEVERAL residential houses and                                                                                                                     The exhibition also in-
  to be filled with immediate                                                Grahamstown 6140         Sheriff’s charges at 6.0% of the
                                     rooms in good areas. Enquiries                                                                                                                cludes a look at the social el-
             effect:                                                          Tel: 622 7222          proceeds of the sale which shall     IMPROVEMENTS: A ZINK ROOF
                                     contact HELEN WALLACE 046                                                                                                                     ements of the sport and what
 POST 1:                                                                      Fax: 622 7282          be paid by the purchaser up to a     FENCED HOUSE CONSISTING OF:
                                     622 4464.                                                                                                                                     rugby meant to the different
 HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:                                                                                 price of R30 000,00 and thereaf-     4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS,
 ENGLISH (H.L. and F.A.L.)                                                                           ter 3.5% of the balance, up to a     KITCHEN AND LOUNGE.                      people of Grahamstown. “We
                                     TWO bedroom flat with lounge,                                                                                                                  used anecdotal stories of
                                     bathroom and kitchen. Includes                                  maximum fee of R8 050,00, sub-
                                                                                                                                          DATED AT PRETORIA ON                     what rugby meant to the peo-
                                     stove, fridge, secure parking,
                                     secluded garden. R3 200 per
                                                                          Need a advert              ject to a minimum of R405,00
                                                                                                     on the date of sale, the balance     21 OCTOBER 2009                          ple of our town,” said Adriaan.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Adriaan said that Makana
 COMMERCE (Acc/Bus. St)              month. Call John 082 320
                                                                              in the                 against transfer to be secured
                                                                                                     by a bank or bank guaratee, to                          ADAMS & ADAMS         Municipality has to play a vi-
                                                                                                                                                                                   tal role in reviving rugby in
 POST 3:
 EDUCATOR (Post Level 1)
                                                                           newspaper?                be approved by the Plaintiff’s
                                                                                                     attorneys, to be furnished to the
                                                                                                                                                           Plaintiff’s Attorneys
                                                                                                                                                       Ref: LJO/ell/FN292/08       Grahamstown. He said that
 GRADES 8-12
                                             8. MOTORING                  Contact Tamie              Sheriff within 14 (fourteen) days          C/O NOLTE SMIT ATTORNEYS
                                                                                                                                                            42 Beaufort Street
                                                                                                                                                                                   the youth have become disil-
                                                                                                                                                                                   lusioned and that they need
                                                                                                     from the date of the sale.

  Note that Post 1 and 2 are
                                           Motoring Sales                       on                   DATED AT GRAHAMSTOWN
                                                                                                                                                Ref: J Porter/NT/NED2/0001
                                                                                                                                                                                   something they can focus on
                                                                                                                                                                                   and look forward to.
  Permanent (Departmental)
   posts, where as Post 3 is
                                     2005 Opel Corsa bakkie with          046 622 7222               ON THIS THE 07th DAY OF                                TEL: 046 622 7209           “The rivalry between clubs
                                                                                                                                                                                   used to be so big and that’s
                                     canopy and towhitch. Full service                               DECEMBER 2009
           temporary.                                                                                                                                                              what drew supporters to the
                                     history. R60 000. Contact Owen                                                                       ..                                       games,” he said. “We can only
  The successful candidates
 must be willing to participate
                                     084 240 8447.                                                                      NETTELTONS              SOCIETY FOR                        get that back if the rugby fields
                                                                                                                Plaintiff’s Attorneys
   in the school’s extra- and                                                                                     118A High Street                  THE                            are in proper conditions.”
                                                                                                                                                                                        In order to reach a wider
     co-curricular activities.
 Please note that bilingualism
                                                                                                                 Tel: 046 622 7149
                                                                                                                                                PHYSICALLY                         audience, the exhibition will
   (Afrikaans and English) is                                                                            (MR P CLOETE/Adri/CC166)                DISABLED                          be relocated to the Transfor-
                                          For repair of                                                                                                                            mation Room at the Albany
            essential.                                                                                                                     Helping the person                      History Museum at the end of
                                       wheelchairs, con-
 CV’s should be faxed to 046                                                                              “FAMSA builds
                                                                                                                                          with a disability and                    the month and will be open to
                                        tact the Society                                                                                                                           the public.
  622 7191 for attention SC
                                                                                                           relationships”                    his/her support
                                       for the Physically                                                                                                                               As a continuation of the
 WESSELS. Alternatively e-mail
                                                                                                          (Family & Marriage               system, adjust to                       project, Adriaan is working on
         your CV to                    Disabled, Day Hos-
                                                                                                             Society of SA )                  the disability.                      a book, which is also funded
                                         pital Grounds                                                 Contact us for: relationship                                                by the National Heritage Coun-
                                                                                                       counselling for individuals,              Tel / Fax 046 622 5359            cil, that is documenting the
      CLOSING DATE FOR                         Tel:                                                         couples, families                          PO Box 274                  history of Grahamstown rugby.
        APPLICATIONS:                    046 622 5359                                                      Tel 046 622 2580                    email:
      20 JANUARY 2010                                                                                      Fax 046 622 2545
22                                                                                           Motoring
                                                                                                                                                           Grocott’s Mail Friday, 15 January 2010

Last 30% of circle
Stephen penney

       onstruction on the traffic circle at the Cradock Road,
       Worcester Street and Somerset Street intersection is
       once again under way, after the contractors closed for
business over the festive season. Work stopped in mid-Decem-
ber when the main section, which makes up 70% of the circle,
was complete.
    The contracting company, Aurecon began working on the
circle again on 11 January. As a result, motorists, whether they
are on their way to the golf course or going into town along Cra-
dock Road and Somerset Street, will have to share lanes.
    Oldo Rudolecky of Aurecon urged drivers to take care and                                                                                             Worcester
be patient while using that section of the road. He hopes that
the circle will be totally complete within two months, “weather                                                                                          Street
permitting”. The speed limit inside the circle area is 20km/h
and Rudolecky urged motorists to obey this limit.
    There are currently 18 workers, including local labour and                                                                  Road
operators from K4 construction company, on the site.
    Construction of the R3.5-million traffic circle is funded by
the provincial Department of Roads and Transport as the road
is part of a provincial road through Grahamstown that leads to
other towns. The project arose out of an initiative from St An-
drew’s College two years ago to look at how the safety of pedes-
trians could be improved.
    Once completed, the circle with have two vehicle lanes and
pavements for pedestrians.                                                     Closed for

                                                                                                                                                     Closed for

                                                                    Above, Graphic of how the flow of traffic will be diverted. Graphic: Aurecon Construction. Left above and below, construction is
                                                                    under way to the last 30% of the traffic circle at the Cradock Road, Worcester and Somerset Streets intersection. Photos:
                                                                    Stephen Penney.

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 At the opening of the Nelson Mandela Bay Logistics Park
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Grocott’s Mail Friday, 15 January 2010
                                                                                  MOTORING/SPORT                                                                                      23

                                                                                                                              Night bowls entries
                                                                                                                              last chance
                                                                                                                              STEPHEN PENNEY

                                                                                                                              THE Grahamstown Bowling Club is calling for last minute en-
                                                                                                                              tries for the annual Pepper Grove Pick n Pay Inter-Company
                                                                                                                              Night Bowls League 2010. The night bowls league gets under
                                                                                                                              way on 25 January and organisers are hoping to get the draw
                                                                                                                              completed by today.
                                                                                                                                  “Anyone whose name does not appear and also any teams
                                                                                                                              wanting to still enter must please contact me as soon as pos-
                                                                                                                              sible,” said organiser June McDougall.
                                                                                                                                  So far 46 teams have entered for the night bowls, and Mc-
                                                                                                                              Dougall said the field limit is 84 teams.

                                                                                                                              Night Bowls entries for 2010
                                                                                                                              PGP Bobs Cabinets, Taps Inc, IT Harddrivers, GBS Mutual
                                                                                                                              Bank, Carara, Carara Invitational, Operation Rats, Sure Go
                                                                                                                              Travel, Aloe Ferox, Whiteleys/PSG, Pick n Pay, Ant Counters,
                                                                                                                              A N White, Leopards, Kenrich, Fizix, Market Square VW, Dixie
                                                                                                                              Chicks, Rock Soc, Tip Top, Masons, In Mates, FNB 1, FNB 2,
                                                                                                                              Bowling Stones, Madhatters, 4 Castles, Reg Rats, Ampath,
                                                                                                                              Bright Sparks, Penny Pinchers, Remax Rollers, Intertown
                                                                                                                              Transport, Strikers, Raffriders, Road Sultans, Videotronic,
                                                                                                                              D & A Timbers, HKE Racing Snakes, Nolte Smit Attorneys,
                                                                                                                              Makana Brick A, Makana Brick B, Makana Brick C, MAWAS,
                                                                                                                              Gtn Elec and The Wolf Pack.
 GOOD WORK... Daniel Everton – Intermediate Life Support – (in vehicle), and Mike de Agrella 911 operation manager, left,        For more information or to enter your team into the league
 are members of the Netcare Grahamstown branch that was recently awarded the Driver Incentive Programme award. All            contact June on 083 376 4175.
 Netcare vehicles are fitted with tracking systems that enable head office to monitor the vehicles.
 Photo: Stephen Penney                                                                                                                   Visit

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 Sale Rail (1)
 All items at R50
 Sale Rail (2)                        GO FOR IT... Mountain Shades (blue) and Italy (black) met in
 All items at R75                     one of the first matches of the 2009/2010 soccer season,
                                      which got under way over the past weekend. Italy went on to
 Sale Rail (3)                        win the match. Photo: Stephen Penney
 All items at R100
        MENS                          Hot soccer action
   DEPARTMENT                         Stephen penney

 Sale Rail (1)                        AFTER months of anticipation, the Makana Local Football
                                      Association (LFA) league kicked off with seven matches tak-
 All items at R75                     ing place on Saturday, and another seven on Sunday. The LFA
 Sale Rail (2)                        committee is now under pressure to complete the league by the
                                      national deadline which has been set for the end of February.
 All items at R100                        The LFA are slightly behind deadline as they should have
 Sale Rail (3)                        already completed the first round of the fixtures which only got
                                      under way this week. LFA secretary, Thandazile Madinda said
 All items at R150                    they “will still try and meet the end of February deadline, by
                                      playing matches during the week.” If they still do not meet the
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                                      deadline, Madinda said the committee will ask for an extension.

                                      Matches will again take place this weekend, at the JD Dlepu
                                      Stadium from 9am on Saturday and on Sunday.
                                      Results from the first weekend’s fixtures:
 SATURDAY 16 AND SUNDAY               Saturday’s games:
                                      Joza Callies 1 – Makana Pillars 0
 SOCCER – The Makana Local
 Football Association fixtures        Cameroon 2 – Extension 9 Attackers 2                                 GEARING UP... Richard Hall seen during one of his final cycle rides in preparation for Sun-
 continue. Matches start at 9am       Mountain Shades – Italy (score unknown but Italy won)                day’s half Ironman event. He is one of 22 Grahamstown athletes taking part in Sunday’s
 and will all be played at the JD     Love and Peace 1 – Golden Stars 0                                    Spec-Savers Ironman 70.3 South Africa, which takes place in East London. The event
 Dlepu Stadium.                       New Town City 1 – Young Stars 1                                      starts at Orient Beach at 7am with the 1.9km sea swim. Once out the water it’s onto the
 SUNDAY 17 JANUARY:                   City Pirates 3 – United Royals 0                                     bikes for a 90km cycle before finishing off with a 21km run along the beachfront. Photo:
 BOWLS – The Eastern Areas            Santos 4 – United Fighters 1.                                        Stephen Penney
 men’s first and second leagues       Sunday’s results were not available.

                                      Two tons for Hansell
 will be in action at the Albany
 Bowling Club.

      Sport in brief
 Skiing in USA                        Stephen penney                                         Individual achievements: Steven Hansell
 After     discussions     with                                                         made 100 against Wynberg and 135 against St

 Snowsports SA this week, lo-                he 11th annual Grahamstown Schools         Alban’s. Neil Hornbuckle made 98 against St
 cal skiing athlete, Bradley                 Cricket Festival, which was hosted by St   Andrew’s (Bloemfontein).
 Stephenson will leave for                   Andrew’s College, took place at various         Graeme lost all three of their matches, los-
 America this weekend to take
                                      cricket fields around town last week.             ing to Dale by 33 runs, to St Andrew’s School
 part in the last qualification
 event ahead of the Winter
                                          Twelve schools took part in the festival,     (Bloemfontein) by 110 runs and to Cambridge
 Olympics. The race is being          including local sides from Graeme College,        by four wickets.
 held at Lake Placid on 20            St Andrew’s College, Kingswood College and             Individual achievements: Lee Mapalang
 January. Stephenson will take        an Albany Rural side made up of players from      made 54 runs against Dale, Thandi Nqowana
 part in the moguls race. Oth-        Mary Waters Secondary School, Nombulelo           took 3/42 and Abner Accom took 3/34 against
 er events being held in Lake         Secondary School and Port Alfred High School.     St Andrew’s (Bloemfontein). Thandi Nqowana
 Placid are aerials and ski           The management team consisted of Forbed           made 59 not out and took three wickets for 24
 cross. With the Olympics only        Coutts (Port Alfred HS), Boss Naika (Nom-         runs against Cambridge.
 one month away, a number of          bulelo) and Eric Jonklass (Mary Waters).               The Albany Rural side lost all three of their
 teams, including Russia, USA             St Andrew’s won one match, lost one and       matches, results as follows:
 and Canada will only finalise
                                      drew their final match. They beat St Andrew’s     Albany Rural vs Trinityhouse:
 their teams after the Lake
 Placid competition.                  School (Bloemfontein) by six wickets, lost to     Trinityhouse 176 all out (Darren Elliott 4/12),
                                      Wynberg by four wickets and drew the last         Albany Rural 136 all out (Luvuyo Frans 29).
                                      match to St Alban’s.                              Trinityhouse won by 40 runs.
 Don’t cycle Ironman                      Individual achievements: Damon Weeks          Albany Rural vs Cambridge:
 route                                took three wickets for 22 runs against St An-     Cambridge 153 all out, Grahamstown Rural 88
 Spec-Savers Ironman 70.3 SA          drew’s (Bloemfontein) and 3/22 against Wyn-       all out (Calferno de Lange 32). Cambridge won
 organisers have urged par-           berg. Sasha Gunn made 60 runs against St An-      by 65 runs.
 ticipants in Sunday’s event          drew’s (Bloemfontein), and Philip de la Fargne    Albany Rural vs St Dominic’s Priory:
 not to cycle the route before        took 3/27 against Wynberg.                        Albany Rural 137 all out (Luvuyo Frans 52), St
 Sunday as it is against the law.
                                          Against St Alban’s, James Price made 81       Dominic’s 138/4. St Dominic’s won by 6 wickets.
 A number of athletes have at-
 tempted to cycle out onto the
                                      runs and Richard O’Mahony made 51 not out
 N2 highway in preparation for        while Ryan Dugmore took five wickets for 71
 the event. “Traffic police have      runs in 23 overs.
                                          Kingswood lost two matches and won one.           COMING AT YOU... Albany Rural captain,
 requested us as organisers to
                                      They lost to Wynberg by four wickets, beat St           Duane Brown in action during his side’s
 inform you that action will be
                                                                                        cricket encounter with Cambridge during the
 taken should you be caught           Alban’s by five wickets and lost to St Andrew’s
 doing so,” said Gail Faiers,                                                              Grahamstown Schools Cricket Festival last
                                      (Bloemfontein) by two wickets.
 media liason.                                                                                           week. Photo: Stephen Penney