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ASKDSA karatekas bring home silverware

Tabloid Newspapers - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 1:00pm
Sensei Rodney Govender, Sensei Abigail Govender, Sensei Vijay Govender and Sensei Navin Jagarath (back row), Tyheel Jagarath, Nikita Naicker, Kumarasen Rasen, Andrew Mothi, Shannon Aricksamy, Thandokuhle Ngoma and Sivanasen Rasen (Middle row), and Shiven Reddy, Shaylen Reddy, Neharika Sukden, John Mothi, Mahin Pillay and Darius Narainsamy (front row)

Karate students from the Association of Shotokan Karate-Do South Africa (ASKDSA) have been applauded after demonstrating great skill at the International Shotokan Karate Federation South Africa (ISKFSA) National Tournament, held in Gezina, Pretoria, on 10 September.

Fourteen students under the ASKDSA participated in the tournament and bagged a total of 40 medals. John Mothi (7) won double gold for kata and kumite in the 6-7 years white to yellow belt category. Neharika Sukden (8) won gold for kata and bronze for Ippon kumite in the 8-9 years green to blue belt category while 11-year-old Shaylen Reddy won double gold for kumite and Ippon kumite in the 10‐11 years white to yellow belt category.

Mahin Pillay (11) won silver for kata in 10-11 years green to red category, Shannon Aricksamy (13) won gold for kata, silver for Ippon kumite and silver for kumite, Darius Narainsamy (12) won gold for Ippon and silver for kata in the 12‐13 years green to red belt category, Andrew Mothi won gold for kumite and silver for kata while Sivanasen Rasen won gold for kata and Ippon kumite as well as silver for kumite in the 14-15 years green to red belt category.

In the females 14‐15 years green to red category, Nikita Naicker (15) won gold for kata and Ippon kumite and silver for kumite while Thandokuhle Ngoma won gold for kumite, silver for kata and bronze for kumite. In the brown and black belt 14-15 years division, Tyheel Jagarath won silver for both kata and kumite while Sensei Navin Jagarath won gold for kumite and silver for kata in the veterans division. In the 14-15 years team kata event ASKDSA 1 comprising of Tyheel Jagarath, Sivanasen Rasen and Thandokuhle Ngoma claimed gold while ASKDSA 2 compromising of Shannon Aricksamy, Darius Narainsamy and Andrew Mothi won bronze. In the rotational Sanbon kumite, ASKDSA female team comprising of Thandokuhle Ngoma, Nikita Naicker and Sharday won gold; ASKDSA 1 compromising of Tyheel Jagarath, Sivanasen Rasen and Andrew Mothi won bronze while ASKDSA 2 compromising of Shannon Aricksamy, Darius Narainsamy and Suhan won silver.

President of ASKDSA, Sensei Dennis Kumarasamy said he was very proud of the achievements of all the students who competed, especially after a two-year break due to Covid-19. Former Protea athlete and coach, Sensei Vijay Govender said the atmosphere during the rotational sanbon kumite was exhilarating.

“Sensei Rodney Govender who received his intercontinental qualification for refereeing this year was excited to referee the rotational sanbon kumite events. The other referees who represented ASKDSA on the tatami was Sensei Navin Jagarath and Sensei Abigail Govender while Christabel Mothi represented as a table official. It was through hard work, dedication and sacrifices that the athletes were able to excel. We want to congratulate all the athletes and officials on their performance at the tournament. A special thank goes out to all the parents for their support and assistance,” said Govender.  

To enrol your child for karate in the Phoenix area contact Sensei Vijay Govender on 074 488 5456.

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Durban to Dubai a life-enhancing experience for activist

Tabloid Newspapers - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 11:30am
Proudly seated behind the Fiji and SA flags, Daniel Logan Mea attended the Arab Youth International Model’s United Nations conference in Dubai in the UAE.

A Chatsworth community activist finally made it and back home from a United Nations conference in the Middle East – thanks to the public-spiritedness of the community and his sponsors.

Earlier this year, the Merebank and Chatsworth Tabloid highlighted featured Daniel Logan Mea’s appeal to raise public funds for his to the recent Arab Youth International Model’s United Nations conference in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

’Thank you for believing in me. I saw myself as a young boy from Montford, Chatsworth, bagging an experience of a lifetime on a global platform and the experience was truly phenomenal,” he said after returning to Durban.

Before he jetted off to the big event, he was involved in entertainment and youth activism in the township.

“I was selected out of 25 629 South African applicants to represent the country at the conference. The conference created an opportunity for us to learn how the United Nations works and this educational and academic event. Delegates from around the world learnt about diplomacy and the United Nations and how to represent the country to create positive international relations,” Mea reported back.

The conference was attended by 200 delegates from 80 countries and nationalities, thereby allowing participants to learn about each other’s diverse cultures.

Delegates were given different countries as a topic for discussion.  Mea spoke on Fiji.

This year’s conference addressed the global food crisis.

“To hear the different views and the ideas to tackle these critical points was a great experience. Part of this event was to learn negotiations, leadership skills and key abilities that will help to shape us as future leaders and to build international relations with people. Youth from all corners of the world came together for one reason, world peace, and it was so humbling,” Mea said.

Mea was awarded for showcasing outstanding negotiation and leadership skills during the diplomatic simulation of the United Nations at the Best Diplomats Dubai. Following the conference, Mea along with the other participants were treated to a tour in Dubai and a cultural night that honoured the participating countries.

“While I had a fantastic time abroad, I must thank each and every person who played a role in making this trip and for believing in me and my passion for learning to become a well-rounded leader. I thank Zai Misser of Bollywood Fitness as one of my major sponsors.”

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‘The old martial way’

Tabloid Newspapers - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 11:15am
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By Bronwyn M Singh

Ryukyu Kobudo is a term which refers to the practice of ancient weaponry but, more specifically, the weapons found in Okinawa – the birthplace of karate. Okinawa was once known as the Ryukyu Kingdom and the term Kobudo literally means “old martial way”.

The majority of Ryukyu Kobudo weapons were developed from agricultural tools with the exception of some like the Sai (trident). Metals like iron and copper were scarce on the island, therefore most weapons were made from wood with metal weapons being very expensive and often regarded as a status symbol.

Recently, students at Butokukan Newcastle attended a Kobudo workshop presented by Sensei Frik Willemse (5th Dan) at the Garden Dojo located in Amiel Park. The workshop focused on various Kobudo kata (a set combination of positions and movements) and applications of the weapons.

Although not required for grading, the Butokukan syllabus contains six traditional Ryukyu Kobudo weapons with several kata for each of them. Students normally start training in Kobudo once they reach a green belt in karate. At this level, they should have good form, technique and understanding of body dynamics which will then make training with weapons much easier.

The weapons which form part of the Butokukan syllabus are: Bo (6ft staff), Nunchaku (made popular by Bruce Lee), Sai (metal trident), Tonfa (similar to a police baton), Kama (sickles) and Eku or Kai (similar to a fisherman’s oar).

“In ancient times, one’s skill level with a certain weapon could mean the difference between life and death. In modern times, practising with these weapons still has a variety of advantages. The skill level required for manipulating various weapons promotes hand-eye coordination and is a complete body workout, strengthening the body over time. Many modern day practitioners consider Kobudo as an art form and many of the techniques are still practical for self-defence,” explained Sensei Frik Willemse.

Butokukan Newcastle will host an open day on Saturday, 1 October, for anyone interested in learning the traditional art of ancient Ryukyu Kobudo. For more information, contact Frik Willemse on 060-725-9815.

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On the Couch with Vusumuzi Sifiso Kunene

Tabloid Newspapers - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 10:45am
Vusumuzi Sifiso Kunene

By Bronwyn M Singh

A community activist with a passion for God and people, Vusumuzi Sifiso Kunene has set his heart on changing the Amajuba District and surrounding areas for the better. He recently sat down with the Newcastle Express to tell us more about his passion for people and change.

Newcastle Express (NE): In a nutshell, who is Vusumuzi?

Vusumuzi Sifiso Kunene (VSK): I am a 24-year-old purpose-driven man with a heart for community service. I am a motivational speaker, a life coach, a community builder, spiritual leader, radio personality and a personal coach, just to name a few. I am the founder of Ndumiso Global Christian Newspaper and the founder of VK Admin services. Above all, I love to serve the community.

NE: Where did you grow up?

VSK: I grew up in Nqutu where I attended primary school. I matriculated in 2016 and then moved to Newcastle.

NE: You have a non-profit organisation and focus a lot on the community. Tell us more about this.

VSK: I have registered an NPO called Newcastle Religious Council. The main aim is to care for the elderly by visiting, praying and supporting them in their needs. It is also to work with the community and government departments in fighting social ills such as poverty, unemployment and lack of education. Our other aim is to build relationships with other churches as well as to evangelise and pray for those who need it.

NE: Why is community empowerment so important to you?

VSK: As a Christian leader, I believe that God has sent us to bring solutions and to bring light where there is darkness.

NE: What would you say are some of the issues that most affect communities?

VSK: The issue that mostly affects us is identity. We allow people to judge us and believe the negative. If we as people can brand ourselves and acknowledge skills and passion, I think we can make a difference and be united.

NE: How can ordinary citizens make a difference?

VSK: We need to be united in our society and uplift rather than to bring down.

NE: What are some of the initiatives that you have been involved in?

VSK: I have been working hand in hand with many NPOs as well as those who are still developing. We assist them in being productive and to run effectively. I also do awareness campaigns on drug abuse and teenage pregnancy as well as any other social ills which affect us. I have also opened youth clubs in Madadeni and Osizweni and work a lot with schools in order to bring change and academic empowerment. I also assist with food relief.

NE: What do you do in your spare time?

VSK: I visit homes to preach the Gospel and to identify needs and organise relief. I also read spiritual books.

NE: What is a destination that you would most like to visit?

VSK: Definitely South Korea.

NE: Do you have any advice for the youth?

VSK: Know yourself. Find your identity and do what the Lord says that you must do. Do not be defined by your past. Find your purpose and use what you have to build what you do not have. God has blessed you, find out what your blessing is and you will find your calling. Walk with people who are wise. Tell yourself that you are unstoppable and you will achieve great things.

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On the Couch with Trishan Govender

Tabloid Newspapers - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 10:10am
Trishan Govender

By Aerusha Jenal Lalbahadur

Thirty-three year old go getter, Trishan Govender, hopes to one day become an internationally renowned  motivational speaker who is able to reach people on various platforms. With a passion for motivating and inspiring people, Govender is a strong believer in understanding and helping those around her. With aspirations of living abroad and motivating people in a global stage, she says that one should never forget where they come from when that have “made it in life”. To find out more about Govender and her passion for making the world a better place, the Phoenix Tabloid recently sat down with her on the couch so that she can tell us more about herself. 

Phoenix Tabloid (PT): Tell us a bit about yourself?

Trishan Govender (TG): I am Trishan Govender, 33 years old. I am a training officer by profession and an accredited facilitator and assessor. I am a motivational speaker on multiple platforms and an upcoming voice over artist as well as an RJ on Impressions 94.3FM. I love singing and dancing, travelling, exploring and finding new adventures. The most favourite part of being me is the heart that I have. I love to love. I love to take care of others, helping others, encouraging others, motivating, and inspiring people globally. I will not entertain fake, unkind and or disrespectful people.

PT: Tell us about your family and what are some of your favourite parts of being among them?

TG: My immediate family consist of four people namely my mom, dad, brother and I. My brother is married with two beautiful girls. I live with my parents and I have to say these past few years have been so incredible. Spending time with my parents has indeed strengthened our relationship and allowed for us to become closer. Knowing everything we have been through, I am so grateful we are still together and I strongly believe the best is yet to come, for us. God has been so good to us.

PT: Where did you attend high school and did you enjoy it?

TG: I matriculated in 2006. I did enjoy my schooling years, there were good, bad and ugly times during that season of my life.

PT: What are your plans for the future?

TG: My dream is to become a known motivational speaker on multiple platforms. I have already started working on it by posting motivational videos on TikTok as well as sharing motivational and inspirational talks on radio via Impressions 94.5 FM. I also see myself living abroad with my family and working as a motivational speaker, mentor and coach. I want to help people globally, to be part of organisations that build homes for families and schools for children, organisations that help educate people on how to work towards making their lives better. I say all this, however I will submit to the plan and purpose God intended for my life, as I walk on my journey.

PT: What drew you into the world of music and being a RJ?

TG: I have been singing since the age of nine. Music is something I truly love and enjoy. In the recent years I have heard people say to me, strangers included, that I should try radio because my voice is sultry, they can listen to me all day and that I come across as bold and confident. So, I decided to take a shot. I am loving the experience so far. I also completed a Voice Over Booth Camp with South African Voice Over Academy because that is something I also want to get into. 

PT: When did you first decide to become a RJ?

TG: I have been thinking about it and working towards it for some time. When the opportunity presented itself with Impressions 94.3 FM, I accepted with open arms. The RJ journey officially started in June 2022.

PT: When was your first gig as RJ and was it all that you had hoped for?

TG: My first show was at the end of June on Impressions 94.3 FM, The Gospel Hour with Trish Govender. I was more nervous about the technical side of things not the speaking because I love talking. The experience was incredible. I was and still am so grateful for this radio opportunity.

PT: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

TG: Sarah Jakes Roberts (TD Jakes Daughter), she has a story to tell and I would love to have a conversation with her about how she overcame the bad and ugly times. Seeing the women, she has become, the lives that are being changed by her story and her God given gifts, I am always in awe. I aspire to walk in my purpose like that, bold, strong and courageous irrespective of my past mistakes and circumstances.

PT: What’s your take on bullying in schools and what do you think should be done to curb this?

TG: Bullying is unkind and unfair. However, for the most part it is also not the fault of the person doing the bullying because I believe there is always an underlying issue that needs to be addressed and healed. The “bully” needs to get help and love. With all of that being said, we need more people who are willing to help these kids become better.

PT: What are you passionate about?

TG: Motivating and Inspiring people is something I am definitely passionate about, I make sure I do it as often as possible.

PT: In light of the current crisis with Eskom, what’s your take on load shedding and how has it been affecting you?

TG: Load shedding has definitely made daily living uncomfortable. Your shower and meal prep times have to be scheduled, among other things. I am hoping for the best in this regard though, for better decisions to be made by the people in power.

PT: What is one thing you would like other people to be more aware of and why?

TG: I would love it, if people stop looking down on others because of their status. Don’t forget where you came from when you have “made it in life”. There is always a reason why you are where you are right now and why you went through what you went through in life and most of the time it is to help others in similar situations. I want people to become more aware of others by helping, teaching, motivating, inspiring, educating, sharing stories so that we can help make this world a better place.

PT: Apart from being on radio and being a motivational speaker, what else are you best known for?

TG: My go getter spirit, consistent positive energy, broad smile, loud laugh and craziness (the good kind). I have been told many times that I bring life to the party and that my energy enters a room before I do. People also describe me as a confident, God fearing, creative, reliable, philanthropic, independent, compassionate and career-oriented woman.

PT: What music are you into?

TG: I listen to Gospel all day every day. I enjoy Maverick City, Tasha Cobbs, Lauren Daigle and few others. It keeps me calm and helps me through the hard days. However, I do listen to R&B, 80’s and 90’s classics occasionally. I was recently introduced to African music which I am enjoying very much.

PT: What do you do during your free time?

TG: I serve at church, spending time with family is a must. I also listen to music, watch movies and depending on where I am, I enjoy walking and praying on the beach. “Me Time” is something I ensure I have, as often as possible because it is important for me to reflect, get refreshed and stay in readiness for the opportunities to come.

PT: What is your advice for people who want to make their dream a reality?

TG: Firstly, remember that you are designed, destined and made for greatness and that you are God’s masterpiece. I believe, if that foundation is solid you can achieve anything. Work hard, work smart, maintain discipline and dedication. Consistency is key. Write down your plans, dreams, visions and attach pictures to it. Look at it every day, pray about it, asking God to direct you accordingly and work towards it daily. You will attract what you give regard to. Winners make things happen, losers let things happen. Surround yourself with people who want similar things, people who can push you to become better, who are not uncomfortable telling you where are need to improve, people who can pray with you, business plan with you. This is very important, because you become the company you keep.  I believe in you and know without a doubt that you can make your dreams a reality. Don’t expect it to be easy.

PT: Lastly, if you had a choice, South Africa or overseas?

TG: I love South Africa, but I would choose overseas because I have had the opportunity to live in USA and China. My experiences in both countries were incredible. My final destination would be USA.

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On the Miss India SA threshold, Alisha Munilal strides on community work

Tabloid Newspapers - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 9:45am
Miss India SA finalist Alisha Manilla with learners from the Tshepang Program for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Roodeport, Johannesburg.

By Nikita Chiniah

Former Umhlatuzana Township resident Alisha Munilall, a finalist in the long-running Miss India South Africa pageant, believes she is spreading love and light.

At 26-year-old, the businesswoman currently resides in Sandton, and works in the software engineering sector. She has built her own upskill and empowerment programme called, The Goddess Warrior Foundation, in which she dedicates her time to targeting issues close to her heart.

She has focused her attention on youth empowerment by providing information technology (IT) career guidance and motivational talks.

Her latest project is Garden of Hope, made up of planting a variety of vegetable seedlings at a school that will use the harvested produce to create nutritious meals for the learners, namely at the at the Tshepang Program for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Gauteng, a centre run by Susan Rammekwa.

Munilall believes children from three years old to 20-year-old could benefit from her community outreach programmes.

“I am in the process of procuring a personal computer computer to be installed at the school. This is aimed at educating learners on the basic knowledge and skills in computing,” she said.

She says she strives to be a woman of ‘’purpose, vision and change’’.

“I believe that hand in hand with the Miss South Africa organisation, I will be able to advocate and empower the youth of today on a larger scale. I am ready to serve my country. Making a difference to my country is very close to my heart. From a young age, I have been selflessly passionate about giving back to the community.

‘’I believe the smallest good deed has a ripple effect. I have made it my life’s mission to help as many individuals as I can. I want to show the world that helping one another goes far beyond language, racial and stereotype barriers,” said Munilall.

She graduated with a distinction in Bachelor Science in Information Technology degree and has two diplomas and over 50 certificates in Information Technology, Software Architecture and Business Management.

Upon completing her IT studies, she relocated to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and was offered a position because of her ‘skills in athletics’ as a Rescuer. She returned to SA as a software engineer and has been involved in large IT projects for major national and international organisations.

“Growing up, I had a strong point for academics and sport. I joined a swimming club at the age of eight  and later at a competitive level. I am a former football league player. I had been passionate about computer science since a young age and pursued it to tertiary level.

“I am actively involved in community initiatives, awareness campaigns and empowerment programmes and as a volunteer for the Cupcakes of Hope Foundation, Support Cancer Awareness South Africa, and hosting community food drives, fundraisers and school visits on awareness and social issue talks. I enjoy traveling, outdoor activities and spending time with my fur-child (cat) Sofia who means the world to me.”

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It’s Collapsing

Tabloid Newspapers - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 9:30am
The Westcliff shopping centre in the busy CBD of Florence Nightingale Drive has been severely disrupted by load shedding and power blackouts in the past weeks

Chatsworth’s ageing electrical infrastructure can no longer absorb power supply

By Nikashni Naidoo

A power outages lasting more than 48 hours in Westcliff, one of Chatsworth’s busiest inner-city CBDs, had not only left residents in the dark without electricity supply, but fuming with many complaining bitterly about damages caused to their household appliances.

However, residents were reluctant to comment on the electricity crisis, pointing out that it would not help them to restore the supply or speak out to air their frustrations.

At the month-end and the Hindu fasting period of Purtassi, many residents who had stocked their fridges with frozen food, including soya products and vegetable packs, had lost out on stale food, making food items unsafe for consumption.

Ward 70 committee member Rita Naidoo said the electricity outage that began during the early hours of last Wednesday was caused by a surge in the grid: ‘’My portfolio within the ward committee deals with electricity, water and sanitation. The cause of last week’s outage was due to a surge in electricity after the prescribed load shedding period whereby the fragile grid was unable to take the supply of electricity. When this happens, fuses and cables are blown up. These would then need to be replaced to restore a power supply to the affected areas.”

‘’When this occurs, the electricity department has to then allocate technicians who have to find the areas in which cables were burned and then have a team out to replace those cables.

“Last week, cables in three areas within ward 70 were burned following load shedding in Crimby Avenue, Sunset Avenue and Oceanview Road. These cables had to be repaired and as the electricity supply began getting restored, more damage was done which resulted in the technical team having to check fuses and replace them in the affected areas

Naidoo said that one of the challenges faced in restoring the power supply centres on claims that technicians were only 40 hours overtime to undertake repairs.

“The electrical infrastructure in Chatsworth is almost 60-years-old and it definitely cannot handle the constant on and off load shedding that is causing cables to ‘pop’ with multiple and thrapple faults. If we do not stop load shedding in this area, then we can see this getting worse by the day – leaving residents unable to cope financially. School learners are being affected and people’s food are being dumped after it has thawed out completely,” said Ward 70 councillor Tony Govender.

Some residents were left without an electricity supply from 12.30am on Wednesday and electricity was only restored at 11am on Friday.

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Dolphins players snapped up for SA20 auction

Tabloid Newspapers - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 10:15am
Sarel Erwee will head to the Sunrisers Eastern Cape for the SA20 competition following the auction. Photo cred: Gallo images

Following a successful auction for the upcoming SA20 competition, Hollywoodbets Dolphins players fared well with ten players from the union being snapped up by the various franchises for the tournament which is set to start in January 2023.

Two players will call Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium home for the competition with Prenelan Subrayen being picked by Durban’s Super Giants before the auction while Proteas star Keshav Maharaj was their other Dolphins pick.

CEO of KZN Cricket, Heinrich Strydom said: “We’re excited to have Durban’s Super Giants call Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium home for the tournament. We hope that the Durban public come through and enjoy some high quality T20 cricket. The team will have two of the longest-serving Dolphins players in their ranks with Keshav and Prenelan and along with former Dolphins player and coach Lance Klusener at the helm, they will have a strong KZN flavour.”

Nick Tatham, Hollywoodbets Dolphins Media Manager said: “The Sunrisers Eastern Cape will see the biggest contingent of Dolphins players with four players heading to Gqeberha for the competition. Ottniel Baartman was selected before the competition and he will be joined by Sarel Erwee, Marques Ackerman and Jon-Jon Smuts in the Eastern Cape.

“Two Dolphins stars will turn out for the Pretoria Capitals in the first edition of SA20 with Daryn Dupavillon and Eathan Bosch being snapped up by the Tshwane-based side. Dolphins wicket-keeper and batsman, Grant Roelofsen will head to the Mother City in January as he was bought by MI Cape Town in the auction while Dolphins and Proteas batting star David Miller was one of the Paarl Royals’ pre-auction purchases. Miller will also captain the Royals’ side for the SA20 in a side that includes England’s T20 captain, Jos Buttler. We are really looking forward to seeing our Hollywoodbets Dolphins stars turn out for the various franchises for the upcoming SA20. The tournament is going to be a big boost for cricket in the country and it will only benefit each player as they mix with, play and learn from some of the best in the domestic and international game.”

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Call to support cancer Daredevil Run

Tabloid Newspapers - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 10:00am
A previous Daredevil Run event

A race in support of cancer awareness, will see thousands of men in purple speedos take to the streets in a 5km run to raise awareness about prostate and testicular cancer. Known as the Hollard Daredevil Run, the event will take place on Friday, 30 September.

Although the event will be held at Zoo Lake in Johannesburg, men and boys from every corner of the country can participate in their own neighbourhoods. All proceeds will be going to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of South Africa.

CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of South Africa, Andrew Oberholzer said: “The Prostate Cancer Foundation has been one of the beneficiaries of the Hollard Daredevil Run since 2018. The latest projections show that prostate cancer will be the most common cancer in South Africa by 2030, so events that raise awareness about the disease are crucial. The Hollard Daredevil Run has become the leading event that focuses on male specific cancers.”

By entering the 2022 Daredevil Run, you can show that you care about the impact that prostate cancer has on society and help make a difference. The event also raises awareness about testicular cancer, the most common cancer affecting males between the ages of 15 and 35.

CANSA is another beneficiary of the Daredevil Run. Gerda Strauss, Head of Service Delivery for CANSA, said that because many men are reluctant to talk about health issues or seek professional help, cancer may be diagnosed later and perhaps at a more advanced stage. “Increasing awareness of the signs and symptoms of various cancers and offering advice on how to adopt a healthier lifestyle will help empower men to take control of their own health, lower their risk of cancer and encourage earlier detection,” she said.

Joani Sadie, Corporate Relationship Coordinator at CANSA said: “This year’s run marks the seventh year of CANSA and Hollard’s partnership, and through this partnership, we’ve empowered tens of thousands of men with education on early cancer signs and symptoms. With the CANSA Hollard ManVan, we’ve travelled thousands of kilometres to reach men in hard-to-reach and underserved communities, where they receive free cancer screenings and educational talks. Early detection and education save lives, and we can continue to raise awareness and offer lifesaving screenings through the support we receive from the Hollard Daredevil Run.”

Heidi Brauer, Chief Marketing Officer at Hollard said, the run has become a nationwide phenomenon since it first started in 2009, raising eyebrows and raising awareness about prostate and testicular cancer. “The act of stripping down to nothing but a speedo is not only challenging for runners, but also challenges stereotypes about male cancers. It takes courage to strip down to a speedo and run in public, but that’s the whole idea. Facing cancer also takes courage and expressing solidarity with those who are being challenged is a big part of what makes this run special,” said Brauer.

Participants must note that speedos are limited and entries close on 26 September. For more information, participants can visit the facebook page called Daredevil Run.

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Life saving club celebrates 50 years

Tabloid Newspapers - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 8:15am
Members of Park Rynie Life Saving Club and guest at the club’s celebration

Members of Park Rynie Life Saving Club gathered to celebrate 50 years of the club’s existence at the Park Rynie Tidal Pool. The Life Saving Club is a voluntary club who assist those in difficulty while swimming and offers swimming safety services.

The Chairman of Park Rynie Life Saving Club, Thumba Govender said: “Over the 50 years our club has served the people of Park Rynie and surrounding areas ensuring their safety when they visit the beaches. We have been active as a life guarding club and it’s exciting to reach this milestone.”

Govender said it’s an honour to see volunteers of the club receiving permanent employment in various municipalities and other places of employment. “Life guarding people at the beach was known as a voluntary duty in the past. We are excited to have produced a number of life guards during the club’s existence. Many of them have now become qualified life guards and this club has made a significant impact in the livelihoods of many residents from Park Rynie,” said Govender.

The club’s instructor, Melvin Patchai said the club is growing from strength to strength over its years of existence. “Over the past 50 years we have made more than 800 rescues and saved around 4000 people from drowning. Hence the club has introduced a ‘learn to swim’ programme for those 8 years and older,” said Patchai.

A resident of Park Rynie, Victor Naidoo said: “The club has been serving the community of Park Rynie exceptionally and providing necessary safety skills for the youth. It’s good to see some of our youngsters benefiting from this club as it trains them to be ready for future employment opportunities. I support the learn to swim programme which will nature swimming skills of our young people and move them away from any form of social ills.”

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South Coast activist aims for pageant crown

Tabloid Newspapers - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 8:00am
Yashina Singh

Port Shepstone community activist, Yashina Singh has her eyes set on the Mrs Royal International Pageant crown as she recently advanced to the top 8 of the contest currently taking place at the Hilton Sandton Hotel.

The 55-year-old former Milpark Business School student said she has never participated in a beauty pageant in her life. “I’ve never done modelling before however the Mrs/Ms Royal International requires that we present ourselves at an International level of pageantry. I feel humbled and proud as I’m not only representing my life’s journey but stand for every women that has been through trials, tribulations and grief. The nomination is testimony that God works in the very depths and is interested in everything we do and say,” she said.

Singh said if she wins the pageant, she will use the title as a platform to inspire hope for the disadvantages communities in Port Shepstone. “Truth be told being involved in the community not only helps others but has a great fulfilment for me. While engaging in community work I can sense, feel and see the people flourish. Activism combats hopelessness, fear, senselessness and contributes to building individuals through the spirit of Ubuntu.

“There is always hope when we stand together. I feel that being an activist places me in a position to lead and where my contribution has a positive ripple effect on all those around me. I believe that giving back is an essential lifestyle for personal health and wellness,” said Singh.

She said her plans involve working with women and children in a capacity of leadership and empowerment. “A torch bearer lighting the way for others who are still finding their path, describes how I see myself in the future,” said Singh.

The winner of this pageant will be announced on Thursday, 3 November and the finalist will represent South Africa in Miama, United States.

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Slithering South Coast visitors keep snake catchers busy

Tabloid Newspapers - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 7:30am
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Sea Park, Port Shepstone recently played host to some unexpected and dangerous visitors keeping snake catcher, Sarel Van der Merwe on his toes. The reptile handler was called out to assist with a vine snake, spotted bush snake and a black mamba, recently.

Van der Merwe said: “The vine snake popped up at a property in Sea Park where it was spotted in the garden. The spotted bush snake made an entry through a kitchen at one of our local retailers.

The vine snake has a very slow acting, but potent hemotoxin, which  affects your blood slowly destroying red blood cells and disrupting your blood’s ability to clot. Although there is no anti venom for this particular snake bite, fortunately its bites can still be treated. Medical attention is required urgently, although the venom is slow acting,” Van der Merwe said.

He said vine snake bites are rare and it is a very shy and peaceful species, striking as a last resort. “If threatened it will first inflate the neck, then hiss loudly and possibly open its mouth to scare off potential predators. Only after exhausting all these defensive techniques, will it resort to striking. This snake is also incredibly well camouflaged, so will very seldom need to even use any of the mentioned ‘scare tactics’,” added Van der Merwe.

To add to the mix, Margate Police Station contacted Van der Merwe for a possible black mamba that had been spotted inside a rondawel in the Mvutshini area. “I was escorted to Mvutshini by the SAPS officers to the location of the black mamba. The homeowner told me that she did see the snake on top of the cupboard. After moving a few things, I spotted a black mamba playing hide and seek inside the cupboard. Thank you to the police officers for escorting me to the black mamba and for taking some pictures after my chosen person dropped my phone and fled upon viewing the snake,” said Van der Merwe.

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‘My hustle, my life’

Tabloid Newspapers - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 7:00am
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By: Ntandoyenkosi Nsusha

As the youth unemployment rate continues to depict a frightening crisis in the labour market a young entrepreneur from KwaMakhutha is looking to make a difference in an industry generally overlooked by many. Defying the odds with the establishment of his mobile sneaker cleaning business, Nelson Shange has managed to steadily grow his income and client base.

The 20-year-old founder of Sneaker Wash said the inability to find employment left him with little option but to open a sneaker cleaning business, since then he hasn’t looked back. “Times are really difficult and one has to think out-of-the-box to make an honest living these days. The youth unemployment rate is heart-breaking and it needs critical thinkers who are able to make lifestyle sacrifices. We can learn a lot from our brothers of neighbouring countries who have established shops all over South Africa by saving and investing into business,” said Shange.

According to Statistics South Africa the country’s official unemployment rate was 33,9% in the second quarter of 2022. Statistics released in August suggested that the number of unemployed persons increased by 132 000 to 8,0 million in the second quarter of 2022 compared to the previous quarter. The number of discouraged work-seekers decreased by 183 000 (4.9%) and the number of people who were not economically active for reasons other than discouragement decreased by 452 000 (3.3%) between the two quarters resulting in a net decrease of 635 000 in the “not economically active” population.

With statistics in mind Shange established his business in June last year by offering free services to clean eight pairs of sneakers for commuters in KwaMakhutha. He asked these potential clients to pay him only if they liked the final product. “The responses were humbling and I saw an opportunity to invest in a sneaker cleaning business to make ends meet for my family.”

The former KwaMakhutha Comprehensive High School learner said he still has a long way to go but he looks up to the likes of Lethabo Mokoena who is making a living through cleaning sneakers. “This business requires a lot of patience, hard work and dedication. I’m grateful for the overwhelming support shown by my family, members of the community and on social media. I dream of having a fully equipped and branded work place to enable my customers to see my work while in a comfortable space. A place where they can sit and have a chat while I’m cleaning their shoes. I’m also aiming to creating more branches for the business in various parts of the province,” he said.

Shane said there are a number of challenges that hold him back as a businessman. “My biggest challenges at the moment is to get the word out there and dealing with customers who don’t make payments on time. It’s a setback on my side because I have to purchase cleaning items for the sneakers in order for the business to progress. I want to make a difference in my community and be able to offer employment opportunities for the youth through my work,” said Shange.

One of Shange’s customers, Andile Mthethwa said Shange’s rates are affordable and he is a professional businessman. “I honestly can say Nelson is a sneaker technician. He is very good with meeting deadlines, as I received my sneakers on the requested date. His services are commendable for the prices he charges. He is a talented young man who has the potential to grow.”

Samukelisiwe Madlabane from Amanzimtoti said she has always been interested in having a sneaker cleaner with the ability to do a house call nearby. “I saw his work on Facebook and I gave him an opportunity to wash 16 pairs of sneakers. He started at 11am and he was done by 5pm working throughout the day. He pays careful attention to detail and doesn’t wash all the sneakers the same way because of the different fabric and colour. I was very impressed to see someone this young with such professionalism. I can definitely vouch for him and I hope his business reaches out to more clients,” said Madlabane.

Residents interested in supporting Shange’s business can call or send a WhatsApp on 072-950-8297 or visit his facebook page called Sneaker Wash.

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Willows and Sidbury record wins against Rhodes

Grocott's Mail - Gio, 22/09/2022 - 10:07pm


Willows Cricket Club opened their Grahamstown Cricket Board (GCB) 2022/2023 1st League season with an impressive and comprehensive 10-wicket bonus point win over Rhodes on Saturday at Great Field.
Sidbury, in turn, also registered its first season win against Rhodes on Sunday at Great Field. Rhodes have lost all three of their matches and find themselves under pressure early on in the season.

Rhodes vs Willows, Saturday 17 September

In overcast conditions at Great Field, Rhodes surprisingly opted to bat on a somewhat damp pitch – weather conditions suitable for bowlers earlier. This decision, however, haunted them as the match progressed. They slumped to a mere 70 runs all out in 22.1 overs.

The Willows bowlers took full advantage of the friendly conditions, delivering excellent lines and lengths and taking wickets at regular interviews. Captain David Blenkinsop stood firm as he top-scored with a patient 21. Nick Dettmer also looked in good touch with the bat and contributed a hardworking 20. The rest of the Rhodes batters couldn’t come to terms with the pitch and the accurate Willows bowling.

Willows used only four bowlers to get the job done and impressed in their first game of the season. Cole Wessels 3/29 (7), Tando Ngcete 3/10 (4), Duane Brown 2/17 (7) and Roswill Mager 2/12 (4.1) were all outstanding with the ball.

Willows opening batsmen Romario Fritz and Eldrich George came out guns blazing and approached the low target with positive batting and aggressive stroke play. Rhodes bowlers tried hard to defend their score but failed to take any wickets, as Willows reached the target 71/0 in just 17.5 overs. Fritz scored 38* (54 balls) and George 36* (58 balls).

Willows won by ten wickets and a bonus point.

Rhodes vs Sidbury, Sunday 18 September

Sidbury travelled to Great Field to take on the students in their first season fixture.

Under pressure coming into the fixture, Rhodes needed to put up a good show to register their first win. The visitors batted first and were restricted to 185 (33.4 overs). Sidbury lost two early wickets due to some tight bowling by the students but regrouped and found their feet.

Captain Sean Biggs led from the front and played a fantastic unbeaten innings of 69*, a knock that included eight fours and one six. He received good support with the bat from opener Jason Maclachlan 25 (5 fours), Duncan 24 (3 sixes), Bryn Greenwood 21 (3 sixes) and Juandre Nel 18 (2 sixes, 1 four). Left-arm spinner Bradley Van Heerden was the pick of the Rhodes bowlers with an impressive and economical bowling spell of 4/30 (10). Robert Klopstra 2/23 (5) and Sipha Mungeka 1/28 (6) also did well in support.

Rhodes got off to a shaky start, losing three wickets early in their run chase. But it was once again the evergreen captain David Blenkinsop who came to his side’s rescue. He played a magnificent captain’s knock of 78 (seven fours, three sixes). Adrian Wright also chipped in with a steady 33 (six fours) and Robert Klopstra 16.

Rhodes batters look set to chase down the target but lost wickets at crucial moments. It was a tight race towards the end, but the determined Sidbury bowlers piled the pressure and kept the students at bay. In the end, the students fell short with 21 runs and were bowled out for 163 in 38 overs. Experienced campaigner Peter Gradwell again came to the party for Sidbury with a match-winning spell of 4/28 (10). Juandre Nel 2/49 (9) and Ronnie Roth 2/48 (10) again delivered for their side when it mattered.

GCB 1st leading wicket-takers as of 18/09/2022:

  1. S. Mungeka (6) – Rhodes
  2. B. Van Heerden (5) – Rhodes
  3. F. Jacobs (5) – Station Hill
  4. P. Gradwell (4) – Sidbury
  5. C. Wessels (3) – Willows
  6. T. Ngcete (3) – Willows
  7. R. Roth (3) – Sidbury
  8. A. Wright (3) – Rhodes
  9. D. Brown (2) – Willows
  10. R. Mager (2) – Willows

GCB 1st leading run scorers as of 18/09/2022:

  1. D. Blenkinsop – Rhodes (99)
  2. F. Jacobs – Station Hill (88)
  3. S. Biggs – Sidbury (69)
  4. N. Dettmer – Rhodes (61)
  5. C. Jones – Station Hill (48)
  6. R. Fritz – Willows (38)
  7. R. Klopstra – Rhodes (37)
  8. E. George – Willows (36)
  9. A. Wright – Rhodes (34)
  10. B. Van Heerden – Rhodes (32)

GCB 1st League Log as of 18 September 2022

Station Hill 6 (1)
Willows 6 (1)
Sidbury 5 (1)
Rhodes 1 (3)
Cuylerville 0 (0)
Makana Sona 0 (0)
Salem 0 (0)
Southwell 0 (0)

GCB 1ST All-rounders (30 runs/2 wickets 50 points)

  1. F Jacobs – Station Hill 143
  2. B Van Heerden – Rhodes 107
  3. N Dettmer – Rhodes 91
  4. A Wright – Rhodes 79
  5. C Jones – Station Hill 78
  6. R Klopstra – Rhodes 67
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