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Shining light on your community

The ‘Sun each week in turn serves the communities of the Northern Areas, Western Suburbs, Walmer and Motherwell. Many articles are written in the language of the area.

19 Sep ’13
Walmer Sun Shining light on literacy

“IF a child does not learn to read he will not be able to read to learn.”

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19 Sep ’13
Walmer Sun Shake obsession to fit the beach fantasy

SUMMER is in the wings. In a few weeks the curtain opens to one thing: the beach! Time to panic.

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19 Sep ’13
Walmer Sun Masters of golf in the making

TWO Walmer Country Club coaches are dedicating their time and resources to introduce the exclusive game of golf to children who would not normally have the chance to play.

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22 Aug ’13
Walmer Sun Improving kids’ lives

LESS than one-third of South African youth have a matric certificate, with a little more than a tenth having tertiary qualifications, according to the General Household Survey 2011.

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22 Aug ’13
Walmer Sun Agile canines off to FCI champs

THREE Port Elizabeth dog handlers have qualified to represent South Africa at the FCI World Agility Championships in Johannesburg in October.

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26 Jul ’13
Walmer Sun Pulling the right strings

THROUGH the magical art of puppetry, a Walmer Heights resident is teaching valuable life-skill messages to children.

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20 Jun ’13
Walmer Sun Orphan solutions

“FAMILIES are the solution, not children’s homes,” Isithembiso Babies Home administrator Carmen Faragher says.

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20 Jun ’13
Walmer Sun Local dance crews step it up

THREE hip-hop crews from a Walmer dance studio had all the right moves when they were awarded Eastern Province colours last month at the provincial trials.

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20 Jun ’13
Walmer Sun Aikido club packs a punch

THE Port Elizabeth Aikido Club may be small in size but it is big in stature – its members have progressed from junior ranks and become masters of aikido.

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24 May ’13
Walmer Sun NPO lends a hand

A VOLUNTEER movement is making a difference in the Bay by giving non-profit and charity organisations practical assistance.

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24 May ’13
Walmer Sun Feeding the hungry daily

“MOST people are unemployed and they don’t get grants – they need help,” said community leader Julia Mbambo from her soup kitchen in Walmer Township.

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24 May ’13
Walmer Sun Fundraising shop opens its doors

ONE man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so Cheshire Homes has opened a charity shop in Bloomingdales Shopping Centre to sell odds and ends in order to raise funds for the Cleary Estate Cheshire Homes.

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24 May ’13
Walmer Sun Using arts to send message

A GROUP of Walmer High pupils are using the power of performing arts to get its message out on important issues in the community.

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24 May ’13
Walmer Sun Young swimmer collects medals

ST DOMINIC’S Priory Grade 8 pupil Payton Horton overcame a spate of injuries to win nine medals (six individual and three team) at the recent Cana Zone 3 & 4 swimming championships in Zambia.

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24 May ’13
Walmer Sun Bikers impress on challenging track

THE Rover Motorcycle Club track is the sandiest in South Africa and that made life tough for the 50cc juniors, but by the end of the day two of the National MX Championship, the riders had improved tenfold.

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24 May ’13
Walmer Sun PE athlete shows mettle

A WALMER resident went from spectator to winner when she took first place in her age group in her very first Ironman South Africa event last month.

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23 May ’13
Walmer Sun Artist keen on taking exhibition further afield

A PORT Elizabeth artist is planning a new stage in his career by staging an exhibition in other parts of Southern Africa in July.

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18 Apr ’13
Walmer Sun World Autism Day came early

WITH April being Autism Awareness Month, Autism Eastern Cape (AEC) hopes to enlighten and inform parents on the developmental disability so that they can deal with it as early as possible.

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18 Apr ’13
Walmer Sun New kitchen for Walmer’s favourite aunt

AUNTY Viv, who cooks up a storm on a daily basis to feed 125 children in Walmer Township, now has a new, fully-stocked kitchen to make her job a little easier.

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18 Apr ’13
Walmer Sun Choose the perfect pet for your family

HEARTBROKEN by seeing so many pets in the Bay without homes, two Animal Welfare Society (AWS) volunteers started a project to help match abandoned dogs and cats with their perfect family.

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