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  • E-mail: post@peoplespost.co.za Tuesday 22 February 2011 Tel: 021 713 9440 Fax: 021 713 9481

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    Late nightworship disturbsresidentsTAURIQ HASSEN

    SOME Woodstock residentsare calling on local charis-matic churches who hostevening sermons to respect sur-rounding communities by keep-ing the noise down.

    The Upper Woodstock ResidentsAssociation (UWRA) has also con-firmed that it has received anumber of complaints from resi-dents in Woodstock, who say wor-ship noise from the congregationsis becoming hard to cope with.

    With gospel music resoundingfrom business complexes, instru-ments being played and apparentchantingat the topof their voices,these churches are known to be-come excited with immensescreaming and celebrations, resi-dents say.

    Jason Coldron, a Woodstock resi-dent, lives a few metres away froma church which practises their faithon Sunday evenings in VictoriaRoad.

    He says the sermons usually startat about 20:30, with a prayer, whichthen progresses into a gospel song,with people screaming as if theyhave won something.

    Its not that Im against religion,but I have got a two-year-old sonand every time he listens to some-body screaming, he jumps out ofbed and runs through the house infear, and that is my biggest con-cern, says Coldron.

    Shiela Matthews, another resi-dent living directly opposite FaithMinistries, agreed with Coldron,saying her daughter goes throughthe same ordeal.

    Im someone who never com-plains and I still would not make abig thing out of this, but maybe theycould soundproof the building or at-tempt to not use microphones when

    they are doing their sessions, justto respect the surrounding commu-nity, says Matthews.

    Rashiedah Graaf, a resident liv-ing metres away from SunshineMinistries in Albert Road, ex-plained that these churches do notstay for long.

    You always see different namespopping up at the buildings beingused, so there are many differentfaiths coming into the building andusing it, says Graaf.

    She added that screaming andsinging are among the concerns shehas currently.

    I dont mind them practisingtheir religion, because everyonehas the right to do so, but do theyhave to be so loud and disturb thewhole community? asks Graaf.

    Pastor Adrian Mkuwanga at theSunshine Ministries initiallylaughed at the allegations, thensaid: We cannot shy away from ourGod and if that is how people wishto practise their religions, byscreaming, shouting or even danc-ing, who are we to stop them?

    He acknowledged complaintsfrom the community and was will-ing to address the problems.

    We rely heavily on donationsfrom the people attending our serv-ices, so we do not have funding toimplement fancy soundproofing,says Mkuwanga.

    Teun Baartman, chairperson ofthe Upper Woodstock Residents As-sociation, confirmed that the asso-ciation had received complaints.

    This is a very sensitive issue,because we do not want the peopleto think that we are trying to get ridof or stand up to those religions be-ing practised. That is certainly notthe case.

    He explained that the number ofthese churches has recently beenincreasing in the area, with moreand more office blocks being turned

    into ministries for various reli-gious groups.

    Ward Councillor Cedric Thomasconfirmed the concerns and also ex-plained that certain office complex-es are zoned to have assemblies,but not all buildings are zoned forthis.

    We fully respect the churchespractising their religion, but theyneed to have respect for the sur-rounding community as well, saysThomas.

    He added that the concerns start-ed streaming in from Novemberlast year, mostly about the ampli-fied music being used.

    There are days when the musicwould continue over three days,says Thomas.

    We are currently looking into

    the matter, because this problem isregarded as noise nuisance, saysThomas.

    Council is currently dealing witheight such cases around the area.

    We are fully aware of the con-cerns surrounding the matter andwe are in the process of addressingthe matter, says Thomas.

    Thomas added that churchesfound guilty of noise nuisance,would receive a warning, followedby a fine if they do not comply.

    Pastor Frank Mtawira, whoserves the Faith of God Ministriesin Woodstock, says he understandsthe communitys concerns, but saidthis ishow the religion is supposedto be practised.

    When people say they hearshouting or singing or even the mu-

    sic, its all Gods work being prac-tised. But all the concerns are fullyunderstood, says Mtawira.

    He is willing to accept any sugges-tions to minimise the noise comingfrom the sessions, but claims thatthe practice is fair and cannot bechanged.

    There are many religions thatsing gospel music and play their in-struments out loud, so I dont thinkwe are going to change that, but weare willing to put in measures to re-duce the amount of sound comingfrom the ministry, says Mtawira.

    The Cape Malay Choir Board hosted the premier division of the its choral competition at the Good HopeCentre on Saturday. Eleven troupes gathered to battle it out for top honours, with the Angeliere Malay Choirfrom Athlone walking away with the spoils. The team will now compete in the Top Eight competition, whichwill see the best teams in all divisions competing against each other. That segment takes place on 19March.The final showdown, regarded as the Grand Final, will take place on 16 April, which will see the winnersof the Premiers Cup and Presidents Cup clashing. Here Faseeg Saal of the Angeliere performs his itemon the night. Photo: Sharief Jaffer

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  • Page 2 Peoples Post WoodstockMaitland NEWS Tuesday 22 February 2011

    The City of Cape Town has released a new draft By-law Relating to the Use and Control of

    Recreational Water Areas and Boating, 2010 for public comment.

    The City provides for the public as well as organised sport clubs to access certain recreational

    water areas and to practice various boating and water sports activities thereon.

    An amalgamation of the old by-laws which make provision for these activities, as well as

    several changes and additions in a new draft by-law, were required in order for the City to

    uniformly and consistently manage its recreational water areas.

    One example of an addition is a provision that written permission may be given to certied

    water sport clubs to allow persons under the age of 16 years to pilot power boats up to

    15 horsepower during approved events such a youth training academies.

    The draft by-law also aims to align with the Merchant Shipping Act (57/1951):

    Merchant-Shipping Regulations of 2007.

    The public participation comment period lasts from 1 to 31 March 2011.

    Copies of the draft By-law Relating to the Use and Control of Recreational Water Areas and

    Boating, 2010 are available at subcouncil ofces and City libraries for viewing purposes

    only. You may also access the document and post comment at www.capetown.gov.za/

    recreationalwaterareasbylaw

    For further enquiries and for written or faxed submissions, please contact:

    Koos Retief

    Area Manager: Biodiversity Management

    Tel: 021 550 1086

    Fax: 021 550 1003

    Email: recreationalwaterareas.bylaw@capetown.gov.za

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    FACRETON residents are calling forproper electricity boxes to be installed attheir homes in order to supply backyarddwellers in the area.

    Residents say several shacks have illegalconnections, which creates a fire hazard andcan lead to serious damage or even death, ifthe City of Cape Town does not honour itspromise to install a safe supply of electricityin their homes.

    In December, two people died in a firecaused by faulty electrical work, possiblydue to an illegal connection. Neighbourssaid their shack caught alight in the earlyhours of the