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    7 Sprigg street Mthatha Tell 047 532 4599 / 081 474 4406

    MSV5IK-100414-TE-ebmswa-hyper

    BABALWA NDLANYA

    T

    HE MEC for the Department of

    Roads and Public Works,

    ThandiswaMarawu, recently offi-

    cially handed over the Elliotdale

    Cluster Offices to the community.

    This complex will help to bring basic gov-

    ernment services closer to Elliotdales com-

    munity.

    According to Marawu, the Department has

    spent R49 million to build the complex and

    created about 170 job opportunities for local

    community members.

    Before, department officials were work-

    ing in containers, but now they have better

    offices and all the departments are here, in-

    cluding the department of agriculture, educa-

    tion, South African Social Services Agency

    (SASSA) and home affairs. The centre is built

    next to the taxi rank resulting in ease of ac-

    cess, said Marawu.

    Marawu said the complex needs to be

    fenced off to prevent vehicles from parking

    in front of it, because this disturbs vehicles

    bringing people here to get help. She added

    that they would make sure that they bring

    chairs so that people who are visiting SASSA

    would have a place to sit.

    The Mayor of the Mbhashe Local Munici-

    pality, Councillor Nonceba Mfecane, said

    theywere happy to have received such a com-

    plex from the department of roads and public

    works.

    Our government is saying services must

    go to the people and this is what public works

    did for the Mbhashe community. We will

    make sure that we keep this building in good

    condition, because it is an asset, said Coun-

    cillor Mfecane.

    She said the Mbhashe Municipality is a

    small municipality which depends on gov-

    ernment grants, since they have few people

    here who are paying rates.

    She said they had implemented the Inte-

    gratedDevelopment Programme (IDP) so that

    all 31 wards in Mbhashe can benefit from the

    services.

    She advised the youth to stop undermining

    FET Colleges, since they were good and they

    assist with the development youth interested

    in education and furthering their careers.

    A community member, Nosicelo Matu,

    said, We are proud about what the depart-

    ment has done here. They have changed our

    lives and created a lot of job opportunities for

    Elliotdale people.

    MECopens complex to

    assist community

    HE MEC for the Department of

    gratedDevelopment Programme (IDP) so that

    assist with the development youth interested said, We are proud about what the depart- Elliotdale people.

    MEC for the Department of Roads and Public Works, Thandiswa Marawu, and Mayor Nonceba Mfecane, officially open, the door to mark the opening

    and handover of the complex. PHOTO: BABALWA NDLANYA

  • 2News

    April 10, 2014

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    BABALWA NDLANYA

    UTHI ujongene nenqantsonqa umamawakwi

    lali yase Ntshilini kwidolophu yaseNgqeleni

    nanjengoko engakwazi ukwenzelaumntwana

    wakhe ongu-Andisiwe Hodoshe (22) umazisi,

    nto leyo ekhokelele ekubeni lo mntwana an-

    gakwazi ukuqhubeka noku phinda ibanga la-

    khe likaGrade 12.

    UNksz Nosapho Hodoshe uvumile ukuba

    nguye unobangela wokuba umntwana wakhe

    angabi nayo incwadi yokuzalwa kuba zange

    azikhathaze ngokumenzela kwase kuqaleni,

    kubawaye sele edlulile kwibakala lokubaafu-

    mane imali yesibonelelo sikarhulumente.

    Ndiyavuma ndim ongazange ayi hoye into

    yokwenzela umntwana wam incwadi yoku-

    zalwa.Nangonakunjalokodwangokundicela

    iSebe lezaseKhaya kwidolophu yaseNgqeleni

    ukuba lindincede kuba kudala ndiquqa kulo

    kodwa andihoywa mntu.

    Endaweni yoko, amagosa avele athi u-

    Andisiwe ayinguye owam, kuba xa ibingo

    wambendingekendihlale ithuba elidekanga-

    ka. Ndiye nakwi-Ofisi yaseMthatha nakhona

    andikhange ndihoywe ngelithi kungenzeka

    ukuba lo mntwana ayinguye owam, kubeka

    uNksz Hodoshe.

    Uveze ukuba aba abantwana bancinane ba-

    khe babini banazo incwadi zokuzalwa kuba

    nazo wazenza kuba efuna ukufumana imali

    yesondlo sikarhulumente, nanjengoko ese-

    benza umsebenzi ongacacanga.

    Uthi kubuhlungu kuye xa umntwana wa-

    khe eza kuba nekamva eli mfiliba ngenxa ya-

    khe lonto imenza angafumani kuphumla.

    Ngokwe nkcaza yakhe uthi uqale ngonyaka

    ka-2010 ukuya kwiSebe lezaseKhaya, ukuya

    kufuna uncedo kodwa kude kube namhlanje

    akancedakali.

    UNksz Hodoshe uthi ude wancama wayeka

    ukuya kufuna uncedo kweli Sebe kuba ufike

    axelelwe ukuba ingxaki yakhe iyaziwa, anga-

    hoywa emva koko.

    Ngelixa eliphephandaba liqhakamshelana

    ne-Ofisi yeSebe lezaseKhaya yaseNgqeleni,

    igosa elinga gunyaziswanga ukuba lithethe

    nonondaba lithe licela umama lo eze kwi-Ofi-

    si yalo ukuze afumane uncedo. Latsho lan-

    ikezelangefani yalonangoluhlu lwezinto eku-

    fanele aziphathe ukuze akwazi umntwana

    wakhe ukuncedakala.

    Ukanti phakathi kolu luhlu, kubalwa ne-

    form egcwaliswa sisikolo apho umntwana

    lowo wayenze khona uGrade 1.

    Ukhalaezimathontsi ongazangeenzele

    umntwanawakhe incwadiyokuzalwa

    BABALWA NDLANYA

    BASABAMBE onge zantsi abahlali bakwi

    lali yakwa G, eQolorha kwidolophu yaku

    Centane, kulandela isiganeko soku bulawa

    kwexhegwazana ngunyana walo ngomvulo

    wokuphela kwenyanga igqithileyo.

    KungokunjeumrhanelwaonguMphuthu-

    mi Shweni (46) uvele kafutshane phambi

    kwenkundla yamatyala kwidolophu yaku-

    Centane ngetyala loku bulala umama wa-

    khe.

    UShweni (46) khange abuzwe yinkundla

    ukuba uyaliphika okanye uya livuma kusi-

    nina eli ityala lokubulala umamawakhe on-

    gu Nkk Elizabeth Nolungile Nibe (70).

    Ngokwengxelo eyenziwe ngosisithethi sa-

    mapolisa, uCaptain Jackson Manatha ku-

    vakala ukuba ngosuku lwesi sihelegu

    umrhanelwa lo wathi wakhaba ze wa-

    bethekisa umama wakhe eludongeni. Isi-

    ganeko esi senzekele emzini kamfi kwinda-

    wo yakwa G, eQholora.

    Uye waswelekela kwindawo yexhwayelo

    umfi, ukuza kuthi ga ngoku unobangela we

    sesiganeko awukaziwa. Kodwa noxa unob-

    angela woku bulawa kuka mfi ungaziwa,

    ngelixa esi siganeko sisenzeka sabonwa ng-

    abahlali nabaye babiza amapolisa ukuba

    azo kungenelela.

    Amapolisa akwazile uku mbamba

    umrhanelwa ze waphoswa emva kwezi

    tshixo, kubeka uCaptain Manatha.

    Uthe uShweni uye watyatyekwa isityholo

    soku bulala, ityala lakhe lithe lahlehliselwa

    umhla we-14 kule nyanga. UCaptain Man-

    atha uthe eli tyala lihlehliswe kuba kusa

    nikwa amapolisa ixesha loku qhubeka

    nophando. Umrhanelwa usese lugcinweni

    lwamapolisa de kufike umhla wetyala.

    Ziwe phantsi inzame zokufumana inkosi

    yendawo yaseMsento, uNkosi Qondikhaya

    Ndesane ukuba akhe aphefumle ngesi si-

    ganeko, nanjengokounomyayiwakheubun-

    gaphumeli qha ungena kwivoice mail.

    Babalwa.Ndlanya@media24.com

    Usemva kwezi tshixo obulele unina

    SIMBONGILE MDLEDLE

    SEVEN people died in an accident be-

    tween a combi and a small delivery truck

    which took place last week Thursday

    morning on the R61, a few kilometres from

    Cofimvaba.

    This was confirmed by Arrive Alive Spokes-

    person, Tsepo Machaea, last week Friday.

    Six people had died on the scene while the

    seventh victim died a day later in hospital.

    According to Machaea the combi (Quan-

    tum) was travelling from Cofimvaba to But-

    terworth when it collided head-on with a

    small truck which belonged to a Bakery Com-

    pany.

    He said in this accident eleven people were

    seriously injured.

    Machaea said they were not sure what the

    cause of the accidentwas and that expertswere

    still investigating.

    Seventhaccident victimdies inhospital

    ZIZI HLUNGULU/WNA

    THE Department of Public Enterprises

    (DPE) has teamed up with the Eastern

    Capes University of Fort Hare to raise

    R150 million to build aworld class library

    at the institution.

    Public Enterprise deputy minister

    Bulelani Magwanishe said he offered to

    help the university because the institu-

    tion produces studentswith skills that fall

    in line with the departments needs.

    We are going to ensure that our State

    OwnedCompanies (SOCs), customers and

    suppliers come together and raise funds

    for the university to build the library it

    urgently needs, said Magwanishe at a

    Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Sum-

    mit held at University of Fort Hare (UFH)

    in Alice on Friday.

    He said one of the librarys key func-

    tions has been to preserve the institu-

    tions association with late struggle he-

    roes. Fort Hare University vice-chancel-

    lor Mvuyo Tom said the institution

    welcomed the partnership,which he said

    is a wonderful opportunity for the uni-

    versity.

    The current library is inflexible. We

    need a spacious library with social spac-

    es that will be able to accommodate the

    large numbers of students at the univer-

    sity, added Tom.

    Eskom, Transnet, Denel, South Afri-

    can Airways and the South African For-

    estry Company (SAFCOL) are some of

    the state-owned companies who are will-

    ing to work with the DPE to help UFH

    build the new library.

    SAFCOL group CEO Nomkhita Mona

    said while revamping the library is a big

    project, it was possible with co-operation

    between the different SOCs. - WNA

    FortHare togetanew library

    University of Fort Hare vice-chancellor Mvuyo Tom and Public Enterprise deputy minister

    Bulelani Magwanishe addressing the media. PHOTO:ZIZI HLUNGULU/WNA

  • 3News

    April 10, 2014

    Isolomzi Express

    BABALWA NDLANYA

    USIGXEKE kakhulu isenzo sokungcoliswa

    kwedolophu yaseXhora kunye noku nga-

    khathali kwamagosa ajongene nococeko uku-

    qinisekisaukuba idolophu isoloko igcinwa ic-

    ocekile, uMphathiswa weSebe leze Ndlela

    kunye nele Misebenzi yoLuntu.

    UMphathiswa Thandiswa Marawu ukut-

    sho oku ngelixa evula ngokusesikweni isa-

    khiwo esiza kunceda abahlali belali ez-

    ingqonge ledolophu ukuze bafumane inkonzo

    kufutshane nendawo yoku khwela izithuthi.

    Ngaphambi kokuba kuyiwe kwindawo ebe

    kuza kubanjwa kuyo lo mcimbi, amagosa

    amasebe karhulumente ohlukeneyo aseben-

    zela kwesi sakhiwo athe bhazalala kwidolo-

    phu yaseXhora nalapho beku cholwa khona

    amaphephangeli bonisaukubaphambikwesi

    sakhiwo kufuneka kuhlale kucocekile.

    Oku kucocwa kwale dolophu bekusenziwa

    phantsi kuka tshayela othi coca Phakathi

    kwamagosa aphezulu ebe zibandakanye kulo

    coca kubalwa uSodolophu waseMbhashe

    uCeba Nonceba Mfecane, UMphathiswa Ma-

    rawu, uSekela Mqondisi weSebe lezolimo

    eDutywa, uNksTerryNtantiso kunyenowise-

    Amathole uMnu Mpakamisi Magaga.

    Kubalulekile ukuba le nto oyenza kwakho

    uyenze nalapha edolophini, abantu bayeke

    ukulahla nokuba kuphi apho bathanda kho-

    na. Kwayeusodolophu aka zusuka azococa id-

    olophu bekhona abantu abenza lowomseben-

    zi.

    Lo kaMarawu uthe into yokuba mdaka

    kwedolophu igxotha nosomashishini abafu-

    na ukuvula amashishini abo, ukuze kuvule-

    ke amathuba emisebenzi. Uthe ukususa ing-

    ca kunye noku chola amaphepha akufuni

    nokuba kude kube khona ibudget.

    Kwale nto yezivenkile ezithi zithengisa

    kube kumdaka kangaka phambi kwazo,

    abantu baza kuqinisekisa njani ukuba uku-

    tya oku thengiswayo kulungele ukutyiwa?

    kubuza uMarawu.

    Wolekengelithi kubakhonaabantuekuthi-

    wa ziFood Inspectors ngolwase mzini naba-

    khe bajikeleze bahlole ezi ndawo zitheng-

    isayo ukuba zenza ngendlela efanelekileyo

    kusinina. Kodwa uyaxakwa ukuba ezase

    Xhora zatshona phi?Ukhwele ezehlela kwabo

    bantu abathi banikwe imisebenzi efana neyo

    kulungiswa kwendlela kunye noku coca na-

    baye banga wenzi kakuhle umsebenzi wabo,

    watsho esithi yilonto ezinye indawo ziye

    zikhethe ukusebenzisa inkampani zabucala

    kuba ezi zase kuhlaleni zivele zigade amehlo

    omqeshi.

    Kwelinye icala abanye babahlali base Mb-

    hashe bebemi kulo ngqatsini yelanga belinde

    imali yesibonelelo, kucaca nje ukuba abayi

    nanzi nganto le yokucocwa kwedolophu.

    Omnye wabahlali, uMnu Ernest Mathun-

    jwa (65) uthe kangeke akwazi ukucoca idolo-

    phu elambile kunyanzelekile ukuba maka

    qale afumane imali yakhe kuqala. Angeke

    ndithi sele ndime emgceni ndiphume ndithi

    ndincedisa eku coceni. Kufanele qha kube

    khona imigqomo ecaleni kwendawo ezi na-

    bantu enzele umntu ayo kulahla kuwo, ut-

    shilo uMnu Mathunjwa.

    Ukhalengokungcolakwedolophu

    uMphathiswa

    BABALWA NDLANYA

    THE Executive Mayor of the Amathole District Mu-

    nicipality (ADM), Councillor Nomasikizi Konza,

    launched the War of Ngcayechibi Exhibition in

    Bawa Village at Butterworth, last week.

    This is the war that reportedly broke out in 1877

    and ended in 1878. It was known as the war where

    the Xhosa nation fought among themselves in the

    past century in South Africa.

    The main objective of this exhibition was to pro-

    vide a revisionist perspective on the original causes

    of the so-called War of Beer drinking given the fact

    that the whole commotion was said to have started

    during the ceremony of drinking African Beer.

    The War of Ngcayechibi must be viewed in the

    context of colonialism and given the dignity and

    symbolism it deserves. We are forced to refresh our

    memory about the things that happened before we

    entered freedom, said Konza.

    To remember what happened in the past, makes

    us respect the freedomwe are celebrating now. Ac-

    cording to her, it was important to respect the Tradi-

    tional Leaders and King as they also played a major

    role in society.

    The ADM was commemorating almost 100 years

    of wars against land dispossession that occurred

    around the area between the Xhosas and Whites.

    Our people need land to live in, plough andmake

    a living. As a water services authority, our duty in

    lobbying on the issue of land is to ensure that there

    is water throughout the land of King Zwelonke Sig-

    cau, said Councillor Konza.

    She said, looking back, a lot had been done, but

    that a lot still needs to be done.

    King Zwelonke Sigcau said they were very happy

    about the launch but that there were things that the

    Government still needed to do in order to uplift this

    Exhibition Centre.

    This centre is not secure at all and there is no one

    who is cutting the grass to keep it clean and tidy. At

    the same time it is supposed to have an information

    centre so that people can manage to access the infor-

    mation when there is a need to, said King Sigcau.

    He urged the government to support theAmathole

    andMnqumamunicipalities inmaking sure that ac-

    commodation is built for visitors and that food be

    sold at the exhibition centre in order to raise funds

    to assist the centre.

    ADM launches theWar of

    Ngcayechibi Exhibition Centre

    Executive Mayor Councillor Nomasikizi Konza speaking during the launch of the War of

    Ngcayechibi Exhibition Centre. PHOTO:SUPPLIED

  • 4News

    April 10, 2014

    Isolomzi Express

    REPORTER

    Can I vote . . .

    Q: Can I vote if I cant get to my voting sta-

    tion on Election Day because Im heavily

    pregnant?

    A: If you cant get to your voting station

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    elections because youre heavily pregnant,

    you can apply for a special vote. Please see

    special votes for details

    .

    Q: Can I vote if I registered but am now

    in prison?

    A: Yes, you can vote in national and pro-

    vincial elections as long as you have your

    valid, green, bar-coded ID and you are regis-

    tered to vote.

    Check your voter registration status on-

    line to confirm that your name appears on

    the voters roll.

    Q: Can I vote if I registered but have lost

    my ID with the sticker in it?

    A: Yes, just get a Temporary Identity Cer-

    tificate (TIC) that will be valid on election

    day. You can apply for your TIC at the De-

    partment of Home Affairs.

    Please also check your registration details

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    Q: Can I vote if I turn 18 soon AFTER elec-

    tion day?

    A: No, you must have turned 18 on or be-

    fore the day on which the elections are pro-

    claimed (published in the Government Ga-

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    A: National and Provincial Elections:

    You need to vote at the voting station

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    Please remember that youmust be a regis-

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    A: If you are a South African citizen and

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    Please check your voter registration sta-

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    the voting station.

    Q: Can I vote with my temporary registra-

    tion certificate (TRC)?

    A: No, you can only vote with your South

    African, green, bar-coded ID or a valid Tem-

    porary Identity Certificate (TIC). You can

    apply for a green, bar-coded ID or a valid TIC

    from the Department of Home Affairs.

    Q: Can permanent residents vote in the

    elections?

    A: No, only South African citizens with a

    green, bar-coded ID book can vote in elec-

    tions.

    Q: I am living overseas and voted in the

    last national and provincial elections. Can

    I vote in the municipal elections?

    A: The Muncipal Electoral Act does not

    make provision for overseas voting during

    municipal elections due to the fact that you

    can only vote in the ward where you live.

    General

    Frequently asked questions about voting

    in general

    Q: I have registered, but I dont want to

    vote. Will anything happen to me if I dont

    vote?

    A: No, voting is not compulsory in SA,

    however voting is an important civic duty

    and we encourage all South Africans to par-

    ticipate.

    Q: Im in the SANDF/SAPS and on duty

    on Election Day. When will I vote?

    A: If youre a member of the SANDF or

    SAPS and are on duty on Election Day for

    National and Provincial elections, you can

    apply for a special vote. Please see special

    votes for details.

    Q: Will election day be a public holiday?

    A: This decision is made by The President

    in consultation with the Minister of Home

    Affairs, not by the IEC. However, if election

    day is a public holiday, the election timeta-

    ble will say so.

    Q: Can I vote online or by post?

    A:No, youmust vote in person at your vot-

    ing station.

    Q: How do I know if my voting station has

    changed?

    A: We try to communicate any changes to

    you, but please check your voter registra-

    tion status online before each election to

    confirm that your voting station hasnt

    changed.

    Q: I registered at a temporary registration

    station. Where do I vote?

    A: Voting stations may change from time

    to time, depending on availability of each

    voting venue.

    To find out where your voting station is,

    please check your voter registration status

    online.

    You can then use our online voting station

    finder to find a map to your voting station.

    Q: Where can I vote?

    A: National and Provincial Elections:

    You need to vote at the voting station

    where youre registered to vote.

    However, if youre outside of your voting

    district on Election Day you may vote at an-

    other voting station in South Africa.

    If youre outside the province where you

    registered, youll only be able to vote in the

    national election andnot the provincial elec-

    tion, and youll be asked to complete a VEC

    4 form at the voting station.

    Municipal Elections and By-Elections:

    You need to vote at the voting station at

    which youre registered.

    Please remember that youmust be a regis-

    tered voter in South Africa in order to vote.

    To confirm that your name is on the voters

    roll, check your voter registration status on-

    line or SMS your ID number to 32810.

    Q: Why has my voting station changed?

    A: Your voting station may change from

    time to time, depending on the availability

    of the venue and changes in your voting dis-

    trict boundaries.

    To find out where your voting station is,

    check your voter registration status online.

    You can then use our online voting station

    finder to find a map to your voting station.

    Source: www.elections.org.za

    .Visit www.isoexpress.co.za and click on

    Elections 2014 under News to check if

    and where you are registered to vote.

    Frequently asked voters questions

    REPORTER

    APPLICATIONS for special votes for the gen-

    eral election will open on Monday, the Elec-

    toral Commission of SA (IEC) said on Thurs-

    day.

    Special votes would be cast on 5 and 6 May,

    as opposed to 7Maywhen the rest of the coun-

    trys eligible voters would cast their votes,

    IEC spokesperson Kate Bapela said.

    There are two categories of special votes.

    The first is for those who qualify for a home

    visit due to physical infirmity, disability or

    pregnancy.

    The second category of special votes is for

    people who will be absent from their voting

    district on election day. They can cast their

    votes at the voting stations where they regis-

    tered on either 5 or 6 May, between 09:00 and

    17:00.

    Bapela said that to apply for either catego-

    ry of special vote, voters need to complete a

    VEC 1 form, available on the IEC website or

    from local IEC offices. The form needs to be

    submitted by hand to the local IEC office in

    the municipality responsible for the voting

    district where the special vote would be cast.

    The forms will not be accepted at national

    or provincial offices and cannot be faxed, e-

    mailed or posted. Special vote applicantsmay

    use a proxy to deliver the VEC 1 form to the

    local IEC office in the municipality where

    they intend to vote but the form itself must

    be signed by the voter themselves. Only

    those voters whose pre-approved applica-

    tions have been submitted between now and

    April 17 will qualify to cast a special vote.

    Applicants for special voteswill receive the

    outcome of their applications via SMS or e-

    mail, and can check their status on the IEC

    website. Source: Sapa

    IECannounces special votesprocedures

    Voters with special needs have until April 17 to apply for a special vote. Applicants need to

    complete a VEC 1 form, obtainable on the IEC website or from local IEC offices. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

    Only those voterswhose

    pre-approved

    applicationswere

    submitted between now

    andApril 17would

    qualify to cast a special

    vote.

  • 5News

    April 10, 2014

    Isolomzi Express

    REPORTER

    APRIL is autism awareness month and eve-

    ry year, autism organizations around the

    world celebrate themonth with fundraising

    and awareness-raising events.

    Autism is a developmental disability that

    generally begins at birth or within the first

    three years of life.

    It is the result of a neurological disorder

    that changes the way the brain functions

    causing delays or problems in many differ-

    ent skills from infancy to adulthood.

    For example, both children and adults

    with autism usually exhibit difficulties in

    social interaction, as well as in verbal and

    non-verbal communication.

    They also tend to be interested in repeti-

    tive or restricted activities.

    While the majority of autistic children

    look completely normal, they differ from

    other children by engaging in perplexing

    and distressing behaviours.

    Autism belongs to a collection of develop-

    mental disorders known as the autism spec-

    trum disorders (ASDs). A spectrum disor-

    der is a group of disorders with similar fea-

    tures.

    While one person may have mild symp-

    toms, anothermight havemore severe ones.

    There are also differences in the nature of

    the symptoms themselves and when they

    are likely to first appear.

    The three different types of autism

    spectrum disorders are:

    . Autistic disorder (also known as clas-

    sic autism). This is the most common con-

    dition among the ASDs. It is marked byma-

    jor delays in language, difficulties with so-

    cial interactions, and unusual behaviours.

    Some people with autistic disorder also

    have impaired intellectual abilities.

    . Asperger syndrome. People with this

    syndrome display some of themilder symp-

    toms of autistic disorder such as social

    challenges and unusual behaviors. They

    generally do not have any delays in lan-

    guage or impaired intellectual abilities.

    . Pervasive Developmental Disorder -

    Not Otherwise Specified (PPD-NOS, also re-

    ferred to as atypical autism). Individuals

    may be diagnosed with PPD-NOS if they

    meet some of the criteria for either autistic

    disorder or Asperger syndrome but not all.

    They typically havemilder and fewer symp-

    toms than those with autistic disorder.

    Symptomsmay be limited to problemswith

    language and social interaction.

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  • 6 NEWS ISOLOMZI EXPRESS | THURSDAY 10 APRIL 2014

    Notice is given that the ORTambo District Municipality (theApplicant) intends to submit applications for environmental

    authorisation and associated general authorisation for the proposed King Sabata Dalindyebo (KSD) Presidential

    InterventionBulkWater Supply Schemes in theEasternCapeProvince.

    The project involves water extraction from the Mthata Dam and treatment at the Thornhill Water Treatment Works, the

    installation of bulk water supply pipelines, new reservoirs, pump stations and associated infrastructure to upgrade

    areas around Mthatha and supply rural villages within the KSD and Local Municipalities. The following authorisation

    applications have been prepared:

    Environmental Authorisation applications to the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and

    Tourism (OR Tambo Region) in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No 107 of 1998)

    (NEMA) and Associated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations (GNR. 544, 18 June 2010), via Basic

    Assessments; and

    Applications to the Department of Water Affairs for General Authorisations in terms of Section 21 (c) and (i) of the

    NationalWaterAct (Act 36 of 1998) forwatercourse crossingswith pipeline infrastructure.

    The project has been split up in to 4 corridors and applications for environmental authorisation as follows:

    Ngqeleni Corridor

    Mthatha andAirport Corridor

    Mqanduli Corridor

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    EnvironmentalAssessment Practitioners (EAPs) have been appointed byGIBB (Pty) Ltd on behalf ofAmatolaWater to

    undertake the respective applications.

    Interested andAffected Parties (I&AP's) are invited to register and/ or comment on the draft BasicAssessment Reports

    (BAR's). The public review period will be from . The draft BARs and general authorisation

    applications are available for comment at the following locations:

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    applications kindly contact the respectiveEAPas detailed above, before or on of the appearance of this advert.16May2014

    Environmental Authorisation

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    Environmental Assessment Practitioner Public venues where the Draft BAR can be accessed:

    KSD Municipal Office

    PO Box 45, Mthatha, 5100

    Contact person: Mr Zama

    Mnqanqena/ MR LP Maka

    Telephone:(047) 501 4239/

    (047) 501 4312

    Fax: (047) 532 5198

    Email: ksd@ksd.gov.za

    Mthatha Public Library

    Address: Owen Street and

    R61, Umtata CBD

    Contact person: Tamara

    Fiko

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    IndweEnvironmental Consulting

    12PrestonAvenue, Vincent East London 5247

    Tel: 043 726 6860

    Fax: 086 513 9734

    Email: info@indwecon.co.za

    Contact Person: BrendonSteytler

    Ngqeleni Corridor Basic

    AssessmentProcess

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    EC155/ORT/LN1&LN2/M/13-34

    Mthatha Airport Corridor Basic

    Assessment Process

    DEDEAT Ref:

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    Terreco Environmental cc

    P O Box 19829, Tecoma, 5214

    Tel: 043 721 1502

    Fax: 043 721 1535

    Email: admin@terreco.co.za

    Contact Person: Abby van Nierop

    Nqadu Corridor Basic

    Assessment Process

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    P.O Box 15261, Beacon Bay East London, 5205

    Tel: 043 707 3000

    Fax: 043 707 3005

    Email: dumisani.bokveldt@rhdhv.com

    Contact Person: Dumisani Bokveldt

    All General Authorisation

    applications associated

    with water course crossings

    and Community Resolution

    Application processes.

    GIBB (Pty) Ltd

    PO Box 35007, Menlo Park, 0102

    Tel: 012 348 5880

    Fax: 012 348 5878

    Email:publicparticipation@gibb.co.za

    Contact Person: Kabelo Mphake

    NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION PROCESSES AND GENERAL

    AUTHORISATION APLLICATION FOR THE KING SABATA DALINDYEBO (KSD)

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    REPORTER

    A leading pharmaceutical company special-

    ising in allergy medication, chose today

    which marks the start of World Allergy

    Week (7 13 April), to launch a national

    campaign aimed at raising awareness

    among parents and teachers of anaphylaxis

    a serious and life-threatening allergic re-

    action, which is fast on the rise.

    Pharma Dynamics campaign stems from

    a survey done by the company somemonths

    back involving almost 1 000 learners and

    teachers from private, government and

    Model C schools across the country which

    found that none of the learners nor the

    teachers knewwhat to do in case of a severe

    allergic attack, putting childrens lives at

    risk.

    Mariska van Aswegen, spokesperson for

    Pharma Dynamics, says the campaign,

    which kicks off this week, will run through-

    out the month of April to cover as much

    ground as possible.

    Several of SAs top allergists and health-

    care practitioners (HCPs) will be placed at

    the heart of local community schools across

    South Africa to help spread awareness to as

    many parents and teachers as possible.

    Education workshops will focus prima-

    rily on anaphylaxis what it is, what trig-

    gers an allergic reaction or a severe attack

    such as anaphylaxis, how to identify early

    warning signs and symptoms and how to

    treat it all done in an effort to save lives.

    The workshops will also coach parents and

    teachers on how to deal with and better re-

    late to learnerswith allergies,whooften feel

    stigmatised as a result of their condition, she

    says.

    According to international studies the inci-

    dence of anaphylaxis is on the increase. Fig-

    ures are scant for SA, but some local clinics

    that have started to record cases of anaphy-

    laxis say they deal with an average of 20 cases

    per month, but that the actual figure is likely

    to be much higher.

    VanAswegen saysmore andmore cases are

    being reported worldwide of children dying

    at school following a major allergic attack.

    The condition is real and should be given

    the prominence it deserves. It can potentially

    be fatal if the correct care isnt given immedi-

    ately.

    It is essential that when your child or a

    learner in a class has a serious and life-threat-

    ening condition like this to have a plan in

    place way ahead of time. In most cases, if an

    anaphylactic attack occurs and is treated

    quickly with the appropriate medication,

    such as an adrenaline auto-injector (a medi-

    cal device used to deliver a measured dose of

    adrenaline), the outcomes are good, but there

    are far toomany cases that end up in tragedy.

    Early warning signs include itching of the

    eyes or face and often within minutes it will

    progress to more serious symptoms such as

    difficulty in swallowing or breathing, stom-

    ach pain, cramps, vomiting, diarrhea and/or

    hives. Anaphylaxis can quickly result in an

    increased heart rate, sudden weakness, a

    drop in blood pressure, shock and ultimately

    unconsciousness and death. If children exhib-

    it any of these symptoms, immediate emer-

    gency medical attention should be sought,

    advises van Aswegen. Pharma Dynamics has

    also made additional resources available for

    free download andprinting online via its pop-

    ular allergy education website, www.aller-

    gyexpert.co.za, which both parents and

    teachers can use as teaching aids in the home

    or classroom setting.

    Resources include: allergy poster, colour-

    ing-in pages, spot the allergen word games,

    bookmarks, school presentations, allergy

    check-lists and fact sheets and an anaphylax-

    is emergency care plan. Dr Mike Levin, one

    of SAs top allergists and advisor to Pharma

    Dynamics will also be available to respond to

    any online allergy-related queries via the

    website all year round.

    PharmaDynamics campaignmarks an im-

    portant step in educating and raising aware-

    ness of the physical dangers and emotional

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    BABALWA NDLANYA

    WHILE some people complain about the high

    rate of unemployment, Phuthunywa Gunqu of

    the KusasaNtlahlaneTraditional group inWil-

    lowvale, is saying people should stand up and

    try to do things that could help themmake ends

    meet.

    Gunqu, the secretaryof theKusasaNtlahlane

    Cultural group, said 12 women from the Ntlahl-

    ane locality had decided to start a traditional

    group with the intention of fighting poverty.

    We started this group in 2005 when we real-

    ized that we were stricken by poverty and we

    were struggling to support our children, she

    said.

    Gunqu said when they were invited to per-

    form at events they were paid money which

    helped them to support their families. Even

    though they are not invited often, they make

    sure thatwhen they are on stage they leave peo-

    ple still asking for more of their perfomance.

    This group is singing songs calleduMtshawu-

    zo. They do not depend only on performances

    for an income as they also do beadwork to sell.

    Gunqu said she is selling her beads at pension

    pay points.

    We urge children to go to school so that they

    can have a better education than us. Theymust

    stop using drugs, because in doing so they are

    killing their future. It is painful to watch the

    youth using drugs and alcohol instead of pre-

    paring themselves for the future, she said.

    WardCouncillor forNtlahlane, SilulamiNdi-

    nisa, said they were trying to make sure that

    they, as the municipality, were supporting lo-

    cal groups.

    We are supporting our local groups; that is

    whywehostArt Festival events to create a plat-

    form for local groups to shocase their talent,

    Councillor Ndinisa said.

    He said they also encouraged the local groups

    to be on the municipalitys database so they

    could be invited to performwhen there aremu-

    nicipal events and be paid for their perfomanc-

    es.

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    Kusasa Ntlahlane Traditional Group is proud of singing. PHOTO:BABALWA NDLANYA

    BABALWA NDLANYA

    SCHOOLS around Dutywa are expected to

    participate in the zonal levelmusic compe-

    tition that will take place tomorrow.

    According to the South African School

    Choral Eisteddfods (SASCE) organizer,

    Nopink Mboni, they are looking forward

    to this competition and to see who will

    walk away as the champions.

    The Department realized not all pupils

    are the same. There are those who dont

    dowell in their schoolwork but excelwhen

    it comes to music. As the department we

    are giving them an opportunity to show

    their talent in different categories of mu-

    sic, said Mboni.

    Pupils will be participating in different

    categories like Opera, Traditional music

    and Choral music.

    Those who likemusic also get the oppor-

    tunity to further their studies at tertiary

    institutions after completing their matric.

    Government can assist themwith bursa-

    ries so that they can continue with their

    music studies if they want to do so.

    According to her, they are advising pu-

    pils not to hide their talent.

    Luthando Maga (14) from one of the

    schools said he likes music very much be-

    cause it gives him a chance to show his tal-

    ent and he enjoys participating in the

    SASCE competitions.

    SASCEmusic competition

    to be hosted

    SIMBONGILE MDLEDLE

    AN Eastern Cape gospel artist is starting a

    tour to promote his new album, in his home

    village of Ndabakazi near Butterworth this

    coming Saturday.

    Bathabile Pikela is starting the tour with

    a big concert that will take place at the Nda-

    bakazi TRC Hall from where he will embark

    on an African tour.

    He said he wanted his music to be known

    first back at home before he could conquer

    South Africa or even the African continent.

    He said hismusic accommodates every age

    and everyone should enjoy his show.

    Bathabile started his gospel career in Cape

    Town and later on he came back to his home

    village and continued spreading the word

    through the gospel.

    His first album called JeremiaMasigoduke

    did well in the market and now he is busy

    with a second album, titledBawoxandilahle-

    kayo.

    According to his promoter and manager,

    Gcinikhaya Jele, they are fully prepared for

    the upcoming event.

    We urge people to come on time so that

    they can enjoy every minute of the event. He

    said theywant to go all out to entertain gospel

    enthusiasts, said Jele.

    The programme will run from 10am until

    6pm and it will be directed by Bonginkosi

    Ntonjane of Khanya FM.

    Among the artists who will grace the stage

    areMkhululi Ndude, Eric andThumekaLote

    who are from Cape Town.

    Local artists likeKayaNoranga, Siyakudu-

    misa and Soga Vuthela will also perform on

    the day. Tickets cost R40.

    Bathabile startshisAfrican

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    SOCCER teams under Nqadu Palace in Wil-

    lowvale will participate in the annual Easter

    Tournament hosted byKing Zwelonke Sigcau

    from April 18 to 21.

    According to the Chairperson of the Local

    Organizing Committee, Momelezi Mbombo,

    the aim of the tournament is to educate th ey-

    outh about the seriousness of committing

    crime.

    The King noticed that during Easter, the

    number of youth who embark on drinking al-

    cohol and ending up doing nasty things is in-

    creasing. He noticed that a lot of parents go

    to the church leaving their children behind

    and they get the opportunity to commit

    crime, said Mr Mbombo.

    Mbombo said King Sigcau decided to host

    this tournament annually in order to keep the

    youth busy and they are expecting 16 teams

    to take part in this years tournament.

    The first team will take home R10 000, the

    second team R4000 and the third team R2 000.

    Mbombo said for the first time this year

    they had decided to involve netball teams in

    the tournament, since they felt that it was not

    only the boys who were abusing alcohol and

    doing nasty things.

    He said for them to be able to create a

    healthywell balanced and crime-free society,

    they thought they should involve everyone.

    The winning netball team will take home

    R5 000.

    The Imiganu Traditional Council in Elliot-

    dale is expected to host a similar tournament

    on April 19 at the Mkhathazo Sport ground

    in Elliotdale.

    King Sigcau said he would attend this tour-

    nament and would bring his team fromGaty-

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