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Top Names for PetroSA Marathon, Mossel Bay 2014, David Barmasai Tumo of Kenya (21.1km) has the fastest time on start line CT Marathon while SA’s Jenna Challenor to make marathon debut

Posted in Marathons, PetroSA Marathon with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2014 by Donnette E Davis

Top Names for PetroSA Marathon, Mossel Bay 2014, David Barmasai Tumo of Kenya (21.1km) has the fastest time on start line of Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, while SA’s Jenna Challenor to make marathon debut at PetroSA Marathon, Mossel Bay 2014

A star-studded field will line up at the various starts in the PetroSA Marathon, held in Mossel Bay, on 27 September 2014.  In their quest to achieve IAAF Bronze Label status, the Race Organizing Committee and Title Sponsors, PetroSA, have left no stone unturned to ensure that the participants of each event on all levels are accommodated according to world class standards.

A brief look at the top class field reveals almost household names, not only in Africa, but in the world, as professional long-distance athletes with impeccable credentials and pedigree align themselves to run in the 42.2km, 21.1km and 10 km races in the beautiful seaside town of Mossel Bay, South Africa.


David Barmasai Tumo – Kenya (Development Run & PetroSA 21.1km)

A world class athlete who has won and performed on the biggest stage in World Running. 2011 Dubai Marathon Champion (2.06.18), has represented Kenya at the 2011 World Marathon Championships in Deagu and was 5th as well as has a top 10 finish in Boston Marathon.

David Barmasai Tumo

David Barmasai Tumo


Ghirmay Tikabo – Eritrea  (IAAF Bronze Label Invited Athlete – 42.2km)

Ghirmay made Marathon debut at Petro SA 2013 and achieved 3rd position. Ghirmay has a PB 10km of 28:36. He has all the attributes to run a sub 2H10 on a flat course and given his recent training and improvements he could run Sub 2H14 in September this year.

Ghirmay, Aurellia Melly & Benard

Ghirmay, Aurellia Melly & Benard

Amos Maiyo Maindi –  Kenya (IAAF Bronze Label Invited Athlete – 42.2km)

2012 Cape Town marathon winner, (2H14) and has had excellent results in China and India of the last 2 years. A very experienced athlete.

Amos Maiyo and Hillary Tonui in a photo finish at Hulamin 2011 (Amos in Orange)

Amos Maiyo and Hillary Tonui in a photo finish at Hulamin 2011 (Amos in Orange)

Munyaradzi Jari – Zimbabwean (IAAF Bronze Label Invited Athlete Reserve – 42.2km)

Munya is a young athlete that has exceptional talent and has run distances from 10km to Ultra Marathon. He has a Personal best time of 63 minutes for a half marathon and has competed at Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2012 and Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpar marathon 2013. Is the current record holder for the 21.1km and 42.2km Maritzburg Marathon in KZN. Was 2nd in the inaugural Mandela Day Marathon 2012.

Munyaradzi Jari

Munyaradzi Jari

Sufa Chala – Ethiopian (IAAF Bronze Label Invited Athlete – 42.2km)

Sufa Chala is a quality athlete and is improving with each outing.  He has a PB half marathon time of 61:52 which was achieved at the same race where he ran a PB marathon time of 2H12:44 in Dubai Marathon 2014

Ezekiel Ngimba – Tanzania (IAAF Bronze Label Invited Athlete – 42.2km)

A solid athlete with a PB half marathon of 60:41 in Italy and a best 10km of 28:31 in Dar es Selam in 2014.  He has a 10 000m track time of 27:39.

Prodigal Khumalo – Zimbabwe

Prodigal has run and won at every distance from 3000m track to Marathon distance. He has a 2nd place at Nongoma Ultra 56km and was 9th at Comrades Marathon 2014. In 2014 he competed at Mumbai Marathon India at short notice and this was his first race off the Continent. PK as he is know is capable of running under 2H14 and has a PB marathon of 2H15.

Prodigal Khumalo Township to Township winner 2013

Prodigal Khumalo Township to Township winner 2013

Wilson Kibet – Kenya (Development Run & PetroSA 42.2km

Wilson is a young upcoming star who has was 2nd on Marathon debut at the incredibly tough Ethkweni Marathon Durban KZN 2012.  Wilson placed 11th at Petro SA in 2013 so knows the course. February 2014 he placed 2nd at the Wan Jin Shi Marathon in Japan, and has placed in the top 5 at races in India during 2013.

Wilson Kibet

Wilson Kibet, Gauteng Marathon 2013


Jenna Challenor – South Africa (IAAF Bronze Label Invited Athlete – 42.2km)

Jenna represented South Africa at the world Half Marathon Championships and ran a PB of 74 minutes. She participated in the Ladies Total Sports race in Stellenbosch recently and ran a solid 34 minutes. She is a fast improving athlete, making her marathon debut in 2014 at PetroSA Marathon.

Jenna Challenor making marathon debit at PetroSA Marathon 2014

Jenna Challenor making marathon debit at PetroSA Marathon 2014

Additional Elite Runners available (via Cape Town Marathon):

(8 Confirmed to come on 23 Sep, will participate with Development Runners & visit Mossel Bay High Schools on 25 Sep)

Benard Koech Chebasa of Kenya attained an overall position of 5th at Gauteng marathon 2014, against the world-renowned likes of Steven Mokoka and Elroy Gelant. He was also 1st junior home. At 19 years of age, this young man is one to watch!

Benard Koech Chebasa of Kenya attained an overall position of 5th at Gauteng marathon 2014, against the world-renowned likes of Steven Mokoka and Elroy Gelant.  He was also 1st junior home.  At 19 years of age, this young man is one to watch!

21.1km: Benard Koech (M) from Kenya

21.1km: David Barmasai Tumo (M) – 2011 Winner of the Dubai Marathon, 5th IAAF World 42.2km Championships Personal Best 2.06.18

21.1km: Marta Mekonen (W) from Ethiopia Personal Best 1h10

42.2km: Wilson Kibet (M) from Kenya – 2014 2nd in Taipei International Marathon, 11th at PetroSA in 2013

42.2km: Aurellia Rutto (W) from Kenya

42.2km: Jascar Kanda (W) from Kenya

42.2km: Gelane Senbete (W) from Ethiopia

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Other phenomenal athletes who will be at this year’s event include:

10km:     LJ Van Zyl (M) – RSA

21.1km: Irvette Van Zyl (W) – RSA

21.1km: Ettienne Plaatjies (M) – RSA (SWD)

21.1km: Lindile Tokota (M) – RSA (SWD)

42.2km: Lloyd Bosman (M) – RSA (SWD)

42.2km: Tsepang Ramonene (M) – RSA / Lesotho

42.2km: Tshepo Ramonene (M) – Lesotho

Irvette van Zyl smashed the Mandela Marathon 2014 Women's record by an astounding 19 minutes

Irvette van Zyl smashed the Mandela Marathon 2014 Women’s record by an astounding 19 minutes

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Incomplete judgment as of now – has Justice been done in #OscarTrial

Posted in Criminal Justice, south african crime, South African Justice with tags , , , , on September 12, 2014 by Donnette E Davis


Shooting straight from the hip here.  I made the fatal mistake of reading some print articles immediately before going to bed last night, on Matsipa J’s erratic, confusing and mostly contradictory judgment, which I listened partially to yesterday whilst preparing even more papers for the Mercedes driving, flashy, partying, drinking,’criminal’ attorney, ex-husband who refuses to pay High Court Ordered child support, and who himself has abused and made a mockery of our very questionable justice system.

So Oscar gets off on pre-meditated murder, to be expected – but to get off on murder?  Culpable Homicide is an act of negligence.  Can anyone really say that Oscar Pistorius was negligent, when he, in a rage, picked up that firearm and fired 4 shots through a bathroom door at someone he could not see?  And what of the extremely publicised volatile and abusive nature, which the judge did mention as possibly being contributory to his aggressive nature, and to my mind, the “chip on his shoulder”?

I have worked on thousands of cases, one where, in the face of medical evidence TO THE CONTRARY, a man was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his own child.  Medical evidence confirmed this to be impossible.

Another case which comes to mind is a man who was found guilty and imprisoned for possession of a firearm – which he never had in his possession but which was handed in at the police station by a rival of his, with the information that he had retrieved such firearm from the accused.  He was found guilty of possession of an unlicensed firearm and sentenced to the maximum term of imprisonment.  He never had the firearm in the first place.

One of my most disturbing cases was one in which a very valuable member of society, a South African martial arts champion, community worker, actively involved in the development of sport with underprivileged children, was found guilty of armed robbery – despite the alleged “firearms” never having been produced in court, neither handed in as exhibits in the SAP13, which is a requirement by law.  No one ever saw these firearms, no one could testify about them – the police officers who did testify were so confused themselves they forgot their concocted story.  The best for me in this one was that the person responsible for conducting the (illegal) search for the so-called illegal firearms was himself a civilian – with no warrant, authorisation or anything authorising him to conduct the search.  This accused’s crime?  He happened to be driving from one town to another, after an armed robbery in town 2.

Whether or not Matsipa delivers a (very lenient) competent verdict of culpable homicide or not, her entire judgment has made a mockery of the Criminal Justice System; it has opened the doors to an already abused and corrupt system, which will now allow abusers, particularly in domestic violence situations to grasp on to the precedent she has now and is setting.  If this is to be her judgment, Pistorius will probably get away with a suspended sentence and/or a fine.  Will he be given jail time? Probably not – and if he is sentenced to a term imprisonment, there seems to be a heavy weight in favour of him being granted bail pending appeal.

The Constitution of South Africa and the laws governing the protection of women’s and children’s rights, although enshrined in those Acts, do little to serve the very basic needs and requirements of the people they were promulgated to protect.  This judgment has just opened the floodgates for more abused women and children to be the victims – not only of the abusers, but of the very justice system that the people put into power to protect the backbone of this nation.

South Africa has to do what South Africa has promised to do – and that is to protect its citizens.

As we migrate from Squidoo to HubPages – Please Join me, it’s still quite lonely :)

Posted in Hub Pages with tags , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2014 by Donnette E Davis


A seemingly easy transition from our beloved Squidoo to Hub Pages gives us 4 months’ period of grace to familiarise ourselves with their TOU and to go through each one of our transferred Hubs to ensure compliance.

I was quite humbled and truly surprised to receive email notifications that I rank amongst the 1% elite with 50 Hubs published.  When i received the following notifications was to inform me that 100 Hubs were featured, and ranking.  In face 19 hours later i have 193 Hubs featured, ranking and available for your reading pleasure, or to download the many thousands of free printables, worksheets, workbooks, images and more.

193 of my lenses were transferred and I am hoping that the wonderful G+ community will be a source of valuable information.

‘Criminal’ Attorney Buks van der Schyff sues for personal support maintenance

Posted in child custody, child support, children, court orders for child support, Crime, deadbeat fathers, divorce, donnette e davis, Family, Human Rights, lack of child support, maintenance, maintenance court, maintenance court in south africa, parenting, pietermaritzburg, single parenting, single parents, south africa, South African Corruption, south african crime, South African Law, The SA Constitution & Education Act, Woman Abuse with tags , , , , , , on September 4, 2014 by Donnette E Davis


‘Criminal’ attorney & delinquent father, Buks van der Schyff of Brackenfell, Cape, decides to sue for personal support for himself, according to the papers which were served on my home late yesterday in my absence.

Van der Schyff has been outwitting and intimidating court officials for over a decade and has thus far managed to evade the law by unnecessary expensive and prolonged court applications-all in the name of avoiding having to comply with a High Court order issued in 2001 in respect of maintenance contributions for his two daughters… and of course in an effort to hide his assets including a luxury Mercedes Benz, amongst other vehicles.

Last week he went as far as denying who he is to the Sheriff of the High Court despite his residence and office premises being on the same property, an address clearly advertised on his website http://www.bukslaw.com

He faces criminal charges, the penalty of which, if convicted, could result in a lengthy term of imprisonment.

I don’t think anyone deserves it more!

Buks van der Schyff Attorney faces criminal charges for non-payment of child support, but denies identity to High Court Sheriff

Posted in donnette e davis on August 27, 2014 by Donnette E Davis

Even Buks van der Schyff doesn’t know who he is…. According to him…

The plot doesn’t really thicken when it comes to this man. He is, as he has always been, an arrogant, rude, know-it-all who believes himself to be above the law. I have fired two attorneys in the past week in a last-ditch effort to try and enforce a 14 year old Court Order. Sadly, I am not in a position to pay their mortgage bonds with a one hour consultation, and if I were in a position to pay the fees they wanted, I would at least expect correct information to be dispensed, and that my instructions be followed in an efficient manner which is substantiated and based on legal fact, not something which I have to research to double check on – after all I am – and have – paid ridiculous amounts of money to people who have, simply put, not done the job – at all. Seems to me that a woman seeking child support which has been granted to her by the High Court is a sitting duck – an easy target – quick money – especially when it becomes common knowledge that the defendant-father has himself defeated the ends of justice for 16 years.

With the case law knowledge that I now have and armed an additional agreement pursuant to a High Court Warrant of Execution which I agreed to uplift in 2007, Mr Buks van Der Schyff owes me in terms of unpaid maintenance, legal fees, his portion of medical and educational expenses, and interest, probably in the region of about half a million ZAR – even with the South African Exchange rate, that would at least educate one of the girls properly – something which he is and has refused to contribute towards.

You see this is what we get, time and time again – this poor Mercedes has been sold, repossessed, smashed, lost, stolen for ever… but he was driving it yesterday…

The sheer audacity of the man to keep evading High Court orders and Magistrate Court orders when it comes to paying child support maintenance is outweighed ONLY by the inefficiency of the Pietermaritzburg Maintenance and Magistrate’s Courts.

A High Court warrant of execution was authorised by the Pietermaritzburg High Court under case number 3599/2001, for the recovery of a portion of the many, many, thousands he owes in unpaid child maintenance and expenses. Following what can reasonably be inferred as a “tip-off” that the sheriff was on his way on arrival at the premises, which is owned by van der Schyff and from where he not only resides, but conducts his business, van der Schyff initially denied he was who he is. He said he did not know the person the sheriff was seeking. When requested for ID he stated that he does not have one.

What was curious was that the premises were almost bare; save for a couple of armchairs in the lounge, a dilapidated table and a few chairs, the only rooms that showed any form of life were the bedroom, which still contained the TV, bedroom suite, etc, the garage, which contains his filing cabinets and work files, the budgies (poor things) and the kitchen, where the refrigerator, obviously one of the heavier items, was laden with food.

So the place is bare; the secretary’s desk is no longer there, the lounge suite, antiques have gone. (See pictures below) The furniture depicted in these photos, which he has sold, lost or traded (or never owned) so many times, was not there – yesterday. Today they are there.

Obstructing the course of justice is a criminal offence. By attempting to persuade the Sheriff that you are not who you are, or by lying about the belongings in the property, nothing new to van der Schyff, I might add, is a criminal offence, liable to punishment, on conviction, by South African law.


Offences relating to execution

43. Any person who—
(a) obstructs a sheriff or deputy-sheriff in the execution of his or her duty;
(b) being aware that goods are under arrest, interdict or attachment by a Superior Court, makes away with or disposes of those goods in a manner not authorized by law, or knowingly permits those goods, if in his or her possession or under his or her control, to be made away with or disposed of in such a manner;
(c) being a judgment debtor and being required by a sheriff or deputy-sheriff to point out property to satisfy a warrant issued in execution of judgment against such person—
(i) falsely declares to that sheriff or deputy-sheriff that he or she possesses no property or insufficient property to satisfy the warrant; or
(ii) although knowing of such property neglects or refuses to point out such property or to deliver it to the sheriff or deputy-sheriff when requested to do so; or
(d) being a judgment debtor refuses or neglects to comply with any requirement of a sheriff or deputy-sheriff in regard to the delivery of documents in his or her possession or under his or her control relating to the title of the immovable property under execution,
shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or in default of payment to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to such imprisonment without the option of a fine.

Of course, we have to get past the stage of laying a criminal charge, and having same actually prosecuted in our courts; which are teeming with cases, one of which I came across recently, of something to the order of 15 screwdrivers; another was a pair of flip-flops. The crimes are endless. The sentences sometimes brutal. A judge is, after all, human. Which is a shame. When a hardened and seasoned criminal, or in van der Schyff’s case, a serial defaulter, continues to get away with his crime year after year after year, and feels that the only way to make it go away it to make more noise, and bring applications left, right and centre (it’s not only delay tactics – it confuses the hell out of anyone trying to deal with what should be a very cut and dried case) and in doing so makes an absolute mockery of the entire South Africa judiciary, of which he is a member.

Today he saw fit to write to the prosecutor of a case that I have withdrawn against him – simply because of the sheer drain emotionally, financially and on my limited time – in the Pietermaritzburg maintenance Court. I did so for a number of reasons, not least being that many of the attorneys I have come across in recent years have forgotten what it is like to actually care about their clients. I know of a couple who have inadvertently provided incorrect information – had they taken the initiative to double check, they would not have advised their client so wrongly. I mean, these are children’s wellbeing we are talking about.

I digress. In his letter to the prosecutor he states that he only managed to find out about who my attorney was when he Googled it at the end of May. Now why don’t you, dear reader, try and Google who my attorney was in May? I did – nothing comes up.

What the actual truth of the matter is that he failed to produce documentation required for the hearing – in February. He continued in his torrential abuse over email, despite my advising him to liaise with my attorney, and copying all parties on the response. Today he puts it in writing, I kid you not. He is an attorney of the South African Judiciary, member of the Cape Law Society, KwaZulu-Natal Law Society, and is bound by their rules, ethics and behaviour. Well the others are, apparently he is exempt.

A message to you, Buks van der Schyff, Attorney at Law… you might have successfully avoided supporting your children for 16 years because of a miserable and dysfunctional criminal justice system in this country, and because of a Constitution, while on page 3 says one thing, contradicts it on page 5; you may have avoided your legal obligations, moral obligations, and you may not even care; you may be breaching every moral and professional ethic an attorney in this country is supposed to have; you may sleep well at night; you may not let this interfere with your scuba diving or weekends away. You just may not care.

BUT one day these children will be adults. They will know – they do know – what you are. They see for themselves that your lavish lifestyle, R600000 Mercedes Benz, partying and drinking, is what is important in your life. They know that you will continue to evade and avoid, and deny, and fight, and insult, and refuse to acknowledge that you are who you are and you are what you are – a deadbeat who grasps at anything which may serve in an attempt to elicit sympathy for your ‘hard times”, and the horrendous torture you have suffered at my hands. (Cos I’m such a bad human. Let’s play my favorite game “Who’s the worst mother in the world” – that’s a joke by the way – I am a good mother, I am a great mother. I will fight for my children till my last breath). And then analyze why in all these years I have never taken you to court for an increase in child support; why I have let you get away for so many years with not paying, with making no effort, but why I have still encouraged contact with the children. Think about it. And then grab a happy pill and find someone else who might give you a grain of sympathy.

And when that day comes, do not cry down the telephone begging and pleading again. Because I will not care. But more importantly, they will not care!

TygerBurger – Cape Town Defence Attorney Buks van Der Schyff fa…

Posted in lack of child support, life, maintenance, maintenance court, maintenance court in south africa, pietermaritzburg with tags , on August 21, 2014 by Donnette E Davis

Cape Town defence attorney, George Petrus van der Schyff, director of the firm Buks van der Schyff Inc, situated in Lula Street, De Tuin, Brackenfell, Western Cape, faces criminal charges for failure to comply with a High Court Divorce order issued in 2001 in respect of maintenance for his two minor children.The criminal charge, under Section 31 of the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998 is under investigation by Major Dewing of the Pietermaritzburg Detective Branch. If found guilty, he faces a possible lengthy term of imprisonment.

buks van der schyff attorney, evading the law to the full extent

via TygerBurger – Cape Town Defence Attorney Buks van Der Schyff fa….

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