Celebrating 40 years By Staff Reporter - Oct 2, 2019 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Plainsman and all its supporters celebrated the paper’s 40th anniversary, on Thursday September 26, at Spine Road High School’s hall. 1 of 27 CCN Assistant Editor and former, long-serving Plainsman reporter Simoneh de Bruin, sub-council 12 PR councillor Washiela Harris, Ward 76 councillor Goawa Timm, Ward 75 councillor Joan Woodman, Sub-council 23 manager Raphael Martin, former Wolfgat sub-council PR councillor and event emcee Mark Kleinschmidt, Shona Allie from prison ministries, Wolfgat Sub-council manager Mcebisi John Fetu, Plainsman reporters Fouzia van der Fort and Marsha Leitch, Africa Community Media CEO Sandy Naude, Mitchells Plain United Residents Association member Linda Jones and CCN Editor Chantel Erfort. Africa Community Media staff are, from left, advertising co-ordinator Juanita Willoughby, advertising reps Lauren Mushfieldt and Abba Bartlett, administration manager Lenore Oliver, classified advertising manager Daria Smith and marketing officer Deborah Monisi. Asmaa and Ebrahim Ismail of Local Choice Pharmacy (Chemcare). Mcebisi John Fetu dances with Goawa Timm and Mitchells Plain Town Centre librarian Hadjiera Sydow while Washiela Harris films them. On the far right is Joan Woodman. Bernie Clarke, Strandfontein resident and PR councillor with Plainsman reporter Fouzia van der Fort. Left: Mitchells Plain Music Academy guitarist, Paul Daniels, accompanies Plainsman reporter Marsha Leitch as she sings Simply the Best. Left: Fawzia Cader, the Mitchells Plain Older Persons Forum co-ordinator, and Beaconvale Frail Care Community Centre manager Raymond Mitchell Africa Community Media (ACM) CEO Sandy Naude, with Joan Rhoda, the wife of Mr Plainsman senior, Alf Rhoda, who is on the far right. In the centre is Mr Plainsman junior, advertising rep Abba Bartlett. Mr Rhoda was the Plainsman advertising rep for many years and now runs the Plainsman kiosk in the Town Centre. Plainsman staff, team leader Lauren OConnor-May, reporter Marsha Leitch, CCN assistant editor Simonéh de Bruin, reporter Fouzia van der Fort and CCN editor Chantel Erfort. Chante' Wildschutt, one of the recipients of the Jorvan Community Outreach education programme and Melanie Vandayar, co-founder of Jorvan Community Outreach. Left: Liberty. Promenade marketing co-ordinator, Victor Swarts, and marketing manager Najeeba Small-Ebrahim. Rochelle Philander the director of Safeline with Wolfgat Sub-council chairman Solomon Philander. Renee Lottering, secretary of the Westridge CPF sub-forum, Ward 78 councillor Eddie Andrews and Bonita Wood, chairperson of Westridge CPF sub-forum enjoy a moment of fun. Dr Ellapen Rapiti and his wife Joan. Strandfontein Police Station commander Captain David Malong and Acting Lentegeur Station Commander Lieutenant Colonel Harry Brickels. Beacon Valleys Madrasah tul Madina principal Sheikh Abdurahman May, Mualima Fairouz May and senior teacher and head of research Maulana Muhammad Kamalie. Zarinnah Isaacs and Rizah Potgieter, of arts for Supporting Mentorship Through Art, with Roscoe Williams, centre, the Read to Rise programme manager for Mitchells Plain. Community artist Mark Jeneker and Town Centre librarian Hadjira Sydow. Shaaf Adams and Rifaat Booley of One Up Cash and Carry. Kristen Fortuin and Waydene Esau of the BlaqPearl Foundation. Deputy chairman of Portland Block B neighbourhood watch, Abdoraof Ismail, left, and his wife, Galima, right, with CCN assistant editor Simonéh de Bruin.