ELGIN Grabouwer Year 7 Volume 18

TEL: 021-859 5201 FAKS: 021- 859 5505 26 September 2014 Year 7, Volume 18 Eerste met JOU nuus Tel. 084 517 7730 R5.00 Picture by DAVID MORRIS ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM A meeting between municipal representatives and key role players behind last week’s protests has led to an agreement announced on Monday on a way forward for the riottorn Western Cape town of Grabouw. However, not everyone involved in the protests last week is quite satisfied yet. The Theewaterskloof Municipality (TWK) and Grabouw Civics Organisation (GCO) said in a joint state(Continued on page 2) Kromco wins the Tru-Cape Packhouse Trophy… The team from Grabouw’s Kromco Packhouse won the Tru-Cape Kogelberg Packhouse Challenge held in Pringle Bay on Saturday, September 6. The 21,1 km packhouse athlete of the year is Siyabonga Blayi of Two-a-Day winning the Bronwyn Manual Trophy. Syandango Pilaya of Kromco wins the Bronwyn Manual Shield as the fastest 10 km male runner while Bettie du Toit of Two-a-Day wins the Andre Halford trophy as the fastest female in the 10 km run. Junior runner Jenewton Alli with Two-a-Day wins the Nortan Micheals Shoe trophy and Ntombizanele Mlatheni, also of Two-a-Day, wins the Bronwyn Manual trophy for the fastest 5 km distance. Lusian Abrahams of Ceres Fruit Growers wins the Dorothea Abrahams trophy for the fastest Trail runner. - picture by JEREMY SCHULTZE The Hippo Boutique hotel in Cape Town recently donated duvets, pillows and other bed linen to Siphil a Sonke in Grabouw. The donation was initiated by Kevin and Sandy King of South Hill Guest Farm. Siphila Sonke fieldworkers handed out duvet’s, pillows etc. to those beneficiaries identified as the most needy amongst them. “This donation is a wonderful initiative and much appreciated by our beneficiaries who are all chronically ill. These beneficiaries live in cold RDP homes, without ceilings or floor coverings and others in Shacks which are often not windproof,” said Rachelle Appelo of Siphila Sonke. On the picture are Sandy King, Rachelle Appelo and Linda Brown sorting the linen. (more on p.8) ( More pictures on p. 6) Zwai Bhangazana… “ not 100% happy” Joint Media Release of the Theewaterskloof Municipality and The Grabouw Civics Association Under the Chairmanship of Alderman Chris Punt, Executive Mayor of Theewaterskloof Municipality, a meeting was (Continued on page 2) ALDERMAN CHRIS PUNT… receiving the memorandum of grievances.