Slabolepszy - portraying the essence of these animals, capturing them in a moment of unguarded stillness. The animals are sculpted in clay and after a mould is made, they are individually cast in a weather-proof resin and metal powder blend, and meticulously hand- finished.
Matt Bisset, a Grade 3 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School took part in the Ballies & Boys 2018 Shad Competition at Cape Vidal from 1 to 5 August 2018.
Matt was the champion of the Under 9 and the Under 10 categories and received the floating trophy as well as a Bad Boy sports watch.
News supplied by Laddsworth Primary School.
MiTH is a semi-open mic music club. An opportunity for musicians to share the joy of their music with a friendly audience which includes fellow musicians – who have all “been there” too. (Non-musicians welcome too!) Whether you’re a newbie looking for your first opportunity to perform publicly, or a more experienced / mature musician simply looking for people who are as passionate about music as you are – come along and join us!
Take the N3 to Hilton, take the Hilton turnoff and go South into the Village (away from Hilton College). Travel 5,2km along Hilton Avenue (past two sets of traffic lights and Crossways Pub) and keep going straight as Hilton Avenue turns into Dennis Shepstone Drive. At the 5,2km mark, Knoll Drive will be on your right – the entrance to MiTH is the *second* entrance on your left into The Knoll Historic Guest Farm.
Our young mathematicians acquitted themselves well with Ethan Pickering and his team taking third place.
and other interested and affected parties, please find below a summary of the meeting which took place with
MTN who are similarly responsible for the installing fibre optic infrastructure in and around Hilton.
The meeting was set up following numerous breakages to various services, notably water pipelines, which
resulted in loss of water supply for extended durations on more than one occasion.
Committee member Colin Johnston once again convened the meeting on behalf of the HRA with other
representatives in attendance being: Clinton Potgieter (MTN), and uMngeni Ward 7 Caretaker Councillor Pam
The following is a summary of what was discussed:
MTN has carried out the installation of fibre optic cable in parts of Hilton over the last few weeks. The
current work programme is however now complete;
The system adopted by MTN when a breakage occurs is to report this to the local service provider, in this
case the District Municipality. The arrangement apparently is for the local authority to respond and carry out
It was pointed out that such an arrangement is completely unrealistic. It is unlikely these days that a
municipality would have the resources to respond immediately to a service breakage. Greater efficiency and
effectiveness would be achieved if MTN appointed their own specialists to be on stand-by to deal with such
emergencies. This could be done quite easily by agreement with the local authority and compliance with
their conditions. MTN agreed to adopt a procedure such as this in future;
MTN advised that their procedure provides for local residents to be informed by means of leaflets delivered
to each household. This does not appear to have happened in this case. It was suggested that a better
approach would be to inform local councillors and residents associations, and to use social media platforms
available to them ;
MTN carry out the work with information on existing services based on wayleaves obtained from the local
authority. It was suggested that the procedures adopted by MTN to locate and protect existing services and
amenities are inadequate and that more detailed and extensive preliminary investigations should be carried
It was recorded that on a positive note the contractors appointed by MTN were at all times polite and
The local opinion is that this is an engineering project and therefore requires the application of conventional
engineering design, construction and contractual procedures;
It was requested that MTN follow up with information about the whole fibre optic installation in this area
and in particular how and when people could have access to the system.
News Supplied by Hilton Ratepayers Association.
This year will be bigger and better than before with over 40 vendors taking part in the event. This means that visitors can expect to sample some of the latest products on the market as well as their good old favourites; whilst supporting Hilton Pre-Primary which has been the foundation of education for many Hilton/Howick residents and their children.
There is something for everyone at the Hilton Food & Wine Fair which is always an evening filled with the community spirit and camaraderie that Hilton and the Midlands is so well-known for.
Tickets are on sale for R120pp which includes entry into the lucky draw with some fantastic prizes up for grabs. All proceeds for the event go to Hilton Pre-Primary.
Confirmed productions include as always a programme of quality drama.
There is an extensive musical theatre line up too.
An interesting piece for lovers of dance: Chiffonnade is a dance performance specifically made for toddlers and young children, created by French choreographer Michelle Dhallu of Carré Blanc Cie which has toured extensively internationally. Also Ash and Brad Searle AKA The Big Boys with Vanessa Harris and friends are back with three different dance-themed shows.
There is a particularly strong music programme on offer this year. Other musical concerts include Classic Blast presented by the KZN Youth Orchestra; The Drakensberg Boys Choir in Concert; The KZN All Stars Big Band; A gypsy journey for voice and piano; Last Night of the Hilton Proms; The Durban Symphonic Choir performing Dvorak Mass in D; concerts by Andrew Warburton (solo piano and with a quartet); Myfanwy Price (Oboe) and Liezl-Maret Jacobs (piano); acoustic duos, Digby and the Lullaby; and Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari.
Recognising one of South Africa’s greatest landscape artists, the Hilton Arts Festival will be hosting a retrospective exhibition of the works of Errol Boyley to honour him - 100 years after he was born. The exhibition travels up from the Ramsgate Art and Books Festival to the walls of the Normand Dunn Art Gallery in the main Grindrod Theatre at the festival.
There are two mini festivals embedded in the main programme: The Jongosi Festival embedded in the main festival, takes place on Friday 14 September, and has a specifically, carefully-selected age-appropriate programme aimed at Grades 6 – 10 and Assetej hosts a programme of theatre and creative projects for young audiences.
committee member Colin Johnston convened a meeting with ONE of the various contractors
working in the area.
Representatives in attendance were: the Contractor (MCT) his Client (Dark Fibre Africa) who will
ultimately ‘light’ a portion of the installed fibre infrastructure on behalf of Cell C , uMgungundlovu
Water Services Department, Department of Transport, Naidu Consulting (Hilton AC Replacement
Project), UMngeni Ward 6 Councillor Craig Millar, and the Committee.
The meeting lasted just over an hour and was beneficial in that:
- we got clarity on who is implementing these projects and how they go about doing it.
- we now understand that there are up to three different Client/ Contractor entities working
on similar projects in Hilton.
- we made headway in terms of addressing issues specifically concerning DFA/ MCT as far as
breakages they have caused and the manner in which they will be addressed/ averted in the
- we put measures in place to mitigate damage to beautification activities that residents and
the HBi have done whilst rehabilitation areas affected by the AC Replacement project
- we got contact details for the other Client/ Contractor entities working in Hilton and will
follow up in a similar fashion for the same reasons, aiming for the same results.
A similar meeting is taking place with MTN today- further details and the outcomes of that meeting
will be provided.
In the meantime please report any issues related to the installation of fibre optic cables in and
CLIENT ENTITY IS PERFORMING THE WORK WHICH HAS LEAD TO THE COMPLAINT.
On a positive note it would seem that Hilton will soon be on a fibre
network with more than one choice in terms of service provider. Dark
Fibre Africa have offered to have one of their subsidiary companies,
South African Digital Village, give residents a presentation on what
services will be offered and when. We will ask similar of Cell C/ MTN
and revert with further details in due course.
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