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  • E-mail: post@peoplespost.co.za Tuesday 6 September 2011 Tel: 021 713 9440 Fax: 021 713 9481

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    Essex Streethouse: ahub of filthMICHEAL KNIGHT

    WOODSTOCK locals livingin Essex Street are becom-ing increasingly concernedabout the goings-on at a nearbyhouse.

    The house, which neighbours theShoprite delivery area, has beenraided by the Woodstock police fordrugs on numerous occasions.

    Residents living nearby, all ofwhom wished to remain anony-mous for safety reasons, say thehouse is overcrowded with drug ad-dicts who have scant regard for hy-giene.

    One resident says he has had anumber of run-ins with the homesinhabitants, who throw their dirtywater into the road.

    They all wash themselves out-side this house but within the con-fines of the property and whenthey are done, they come onto thepavement and throw the water intothe street.

    The local says he has also seenthem selling drugs, which theystash along the pavement.

    Another resident says the menuse a nearby electrical generator to

    one side of Shoprite as their ownpersonal toilet and they dontcare whos watching.

    Sometimes children pass bywith their parents, and the men justdont have any respect. They carryon and laugh it off when you ap-proach them, as if what they are do-ing is funny.

    A group of irate people raised thematter with the Woodstock policeduring a public meeting at StAgnes Primary School last month.

    They are selling drugs right inthe open, said social worker Ie-dries Abrahams at the gathering.The police raid this house, but to-morrow business continues. I haveon several occasions confrontedthese men, but they laugh at me because theyknowtheir clientswillreturn.

    Sergeant Hilton Malila, spokes-person for Woodstock Police Sta-tion, says officers are working outa better way to deal with the den.

    We are fully aware of what ishappening with regards to the ille-gal activities around the house, sowe are putting plans in motion toaddress the problems, says Malila.

    At last months meeting, Iedriessaid the house and the area around

    it are completely filthy, andcalled the property a major healthconcern. We are basically stand-ing back and watching these guystake over our community and de-stroy our childrens minds. Raidingthe house will not help. This houseshould be shut down, and these menlocked away.

    This journalist took a strollaround the house last week to seefirsthand what the residents arecomplaining of. Several men werein the yard outside, some kicking aball around, others taking in somesunshine. The smell of urine hov-ered in the air, and layers of rub-bish had built in the gutters in frontof the property.

    Teun Baartman, the local Com-

    munity Police Forum (CPF) chair-person, says the problem house hasbeen brought up in several meet-ings with the public.

    I dont agree that police are do-ing nothing about this problem, butthe local police canonlydo somuch,and need the community to assistthem, says Baartman.

    Baartman urges residents togather enough information on theproblems at the house to compile areport for investigation by theWoodstock police.

    The information received fromthe community is vital, and this canassist police, because they cannotbe at the house all the time.

    Anonymity is guaranteed,Baartman adds.

    Malila and Baartman say theowners of the property are beingtracked down.

    Once the owners are trackeddown, we will then serve them witha letter explaining to them that thehouse is being used for drug ped-dling, and that we request that theysolve the matter urgently, Malilaconcludes.

    Peoples Post could not find theowners for purposes of gainingcomment by the time of going toprint.

    HUNGER CRACKDOWN: Tons offood were cookedby members ofNakhlistan Feeding Scheme forEidulFitr lastWednesday. Astaggering2,7 tons of potatoes, 850kg ofonions, 5 tons ofmeat and 4 tonsof rice werestewed to perfection over firesmade using a total of 20 000pieces of wood.The food washanded to Mustadafin Foundation, which distributed it to theneedy all over theWestern Cape.

    Photo: Nasief Manie

  • Page 2 Peoples Post WoodstockMaitland GENERAL Tuesday 6 September 2011

    Grow with your countryTHE pursuit of patriotism as part of theProudly South African campaigns keymandate to create jobs in South Africa isa factor itself for attracting competentand passionate talent.

    We pride ourselves in having some of thebiggest and best recruitment companies reg-istered as Proudly SA members, says VusiSithole, executive manager for human re-sources and administration for the ProudlySA campaign.

    This makes it easier to attract and re-cruit the right candidates from the market.Our market-related salaries, with addition-al value propositions to the right candidate,support our recruitment strategy.

    Sithole says Proudly SA invests deliber-ately in its staff as they are seen as partnersin the organisations work.

    We insist that our personnel are patrioticabout South Africa; they must have an inter-nal drive and passion to serve our companyand, subsequently, our country.

    We look for people who take initiative,and who strive for excellence. We value ex-cellent communicators and diligent teamplayers who have potential to grow withinour organisation.

    He says the most important attributes pre-ceding formal qualifications include a pro-ductivity-driven approach, a hard-workingattitude, good people skills and above-aver-age computer competency. Relevant post-matric qualifications and experience are re-quired for most positions.

    Take the time to thoroughly research theindustry in which you pursue a career place-ment, Sithole advises. Do the same with

    specific companies in that industry; explorethe entrance opportunities they have, in-cluding their internship openings.

    Package your CV so that it clearly out-lines your skills, abilities, attributes,growth potential, aptitude and personalstrengths. It is equally important to sell thispackage together with your personalitytraits and other achievements.

    Proofread your CV thoroughly beforesending it out anywhere, and always includeat least three contactable references andyour correct contact details. Remember thatHR departments get bombarded with loadsof CVs.

    It is therefore important to send a neat,legible and self-explanatory CV to attracttheir attention nothing too fancy or clut-tered.

    Candidates, Sithole continues, need to re-search the companys vision and key objec-tives, and take the time to get a sense of itsorganisational culture before they can sellthemselves.

    For a candidate even to be considered forthe next round of interviews, they should bepassionate and patriotic about the ProudlySA campaigns mission.

    Sithole says Proudly South African hasnot really been affected by the skills crisis.

    The Proudly South African internshipprogramme has always given us a competi-tive edge to respond to immediate personnellosses as a stop gap measure.

    Ninety percent of our all our former in-terns have either been fully appointed inter-nally or elsewhere, again showcasing ourcontribution and commitment to create jobsin South Africa.

    A beautiful colour shootoutWHAT happens when under-privileged children whohave never before seen the worldfrom behind a lens are told to cap-ture Cape Towns culture withdisposable cameras?

    You get I Was Shot in CapeTown, an NGO providing a crea-tive outlet and job skill develop-ment to children in need.

    The first phase of the organisa-tions 2011 programme in CapeTown ends with a month-long ex-hibition of the childrens inter-pretations of the Mother City atThe Grand Caf and Beach inGranger Bay, opening on Thurs-day.

    For this, I Was Shot In CapeTown has worked with 19 youngsters fromMamelani Projects in photographing keylandmarks throughout the city, motivatingthem to channel their hardships throughphotography.

    Project head Bernard Viljoen, who is anarchitect and photographer, says the pro-gramme enriches and empowers the livesof poorer youths with marketable