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10 THINGS TO ADD TO YOUR SUMMER BUCKET LIST DIE LAASTE KEER

PIKKEWYN SPREI HAAR VLERKE HOE OM DIE BESERINGSKLUB TE VERMY


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FROM THE EDITOR

My best friend’s dad was recently told: “Wow! It must be so chilled and relaxing to be a farmer!“ To this statement which contains words most English teachers would frown upon, he replied: “Of course! The life of a farmer is easy. I simply have to deal with 4000 sheep and 300 cattle that stare at me with hunger evident in their eyes every day. I have to look as a sheep pushes away her thirsty lamb. I fall on my knees every single night to pray for rain.I can only hope that the millions of rands of seed and fertilizer that I plough into the arid ground is not for nothing. After all, it is only 4000 sheep, 300 cattle, 30 farm workers, my own family and the whole, ungrateful South Africa that I have to feed!“ No wonder she got almost full marks for the essay that she wrote that paragraph in. Larries, if you are not yet aware, food is not manufactured in supermarkets. Thousands of farmers work ridiculous hours every single day to put food on your table. What would our lives be like without food? My life would be an agonising, dull, aimless stretch of eternity. The centre of our worlds (and yes, I mean food) comes from the “middle of nowhere.” This nowhere is indeed somewhere. Farms aren’t just vast stretches of land for cows to trot on. Farms are the essence of life. By the end of October of this year, 342 farm attacks had already happened. More than 70 farmers were murdered. This is a disgrace, especially considering that the same people who are keeping us all alive are being murdered in their own homes. We need to replace the aggression towards our heroes with gratitude and awe. Farmers are the only people who can tickle the earth with a hoe and make her laugh with a harvest. Farmers, we salute you. If you drive past farms this holiday, think of them more as the centre of your world and less as the middle of nowhere.

Elouise Lourens


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CONTENT

04 | Pikkewyn Sprei Haar Vlerke 06 | Die Laaste Keer 07 | Meer Oor die Hutsmerk 08 | Caption This 09 | History Forgot Us 10 | Klink Slim die Vakansie

CULTURE

LIFESTYLE

SPORT

11 | Who is Valentina Lisitsa?

16 | Fotoblad

24 | Hoe om die Beseringklub te

12 | Haben Zeit für das Zeitz Mocca

18 | Lamb Rump Braaibroodjie

Museum?

with Pickled Strawberries

13 | Filosofeer Jou Lewe Deur...

20 | Summer Fashion Trends

14 | A Glimps into the Mind of Jackal

21 | “Gestrand” die Vakansie?

& the Wind 15 | Wat is jou Nationaliteit?

22 | 10 Things to Add to Your Summer Bick List 23 | The Ripple Effect

Vermy. 25 | Is Hoop Verlore? 26 | What is Action Netball Actually? 26 | Ons “Bloom” in La Rochelle


PIKKEWYN

Vlerke

Robyn Broodryk

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Jandri Oosthuizen, of meer bekend as, Pikkewyn, het in Augustus vertrek na België as ‘n uitruilstudent. Die Avanti het via skype ondersoek of Pikkewyn goed aanpas in haar nuwe omgewing.

WAAR IN BELGIË BLY JY EN WAARVOOR IS DIT BEKEND? In die Limberg-omgewing wat aan die oostekant van België geleë is. Die opvallendste van die inwoners is dat hul regtig stadig praat.

HOE HANTEER DIE GESIN WAAR JY BLY VIR JOU? Hulle is regtig baie oulik. ‘n Franse uitruil student, Polien, bly ook saam met my hier. Ons is op ‘n gemiddelde dag so nege mense in die huis.

WEN JY DIE TAALSTRYD? “NO ENGLISH” was die woorde wat my moed in my skoene laat sak het toe ek besef dat die kinders by my skool net Vlaams praat. So ek het, maar meeste van die tyd, gesit en nie geweet wat om my aangaan nie. Gou het ek egter begin liggaamstaal verstaan en my oor ingestel sodat ek die Vlaams kan verstaan- dit klink baie soos Afrikaans!

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JY DIE BELGIEË?

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Ek is in ‘n ASO (Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs) skool. Wat jou toelaat om universiteit toe te gaan. Hier kies jy nie vakke nie, maar eerder die rigting waarin jy wil gaan studeer. Ek het die Wiskunde – Wetenskap rigting gekies.

WAT IS DIE GROOTSTE VERSKIL TUSSEN DIE SKOOL IN BELGIEË & LA ROCHELLE? Ons begin 8:20 in die oggende met skool en

eindig eers 16:20 die middae, behalwe vir Woensdae waar ons om 12:00 verdaag . Hier dra ons gewone klere skool toe. Vergeet van ‘n huiswerk boek: hier word eerder gebruik gemaak van SMART SCHOOL, wat jou huiswerk boek vervang. Die eienskap wat regtig uitstaan by my skool is dat WiFi verniet is!

AS ‘N KOSHUISKIND MOET EK VRA HOE DIE KOS IS? “Van Jandri aan die koshuis kinders” -wees tevrede met wat jy het, want jy weet nie hoeveel die (BRAAI)VLEIS vir jou beteken, totdat jy dit nie meer kry nie. Tot dusver is Churros, deeg wat gebraai is, in versiersuiker toegegooi is en met Nutella bedien word, my gunsteling.

ENIGE BOODSKAP AAN DIE LARRIES HIER IN SUID – AFRIKA? Wees dankbaar vir alles by die skool. Hier is nie sport- of kultuuraktiwiteite na skool nie. Die belangrikste is om skooltrots te behou, want dit is nie so volop soos wat jy dink nie. Dit is waarom ek spesiaal my skoolklere laat invlieg het, sodat ek dit saam met die skool tydens 4M kan dra.

WAT IS DIE MEES UITDAAGENSTE ONDERVINDING WAT JY AL GEHAD HET? My ouers het vir my ‘n pakkie gepos wat ek moes gaan afhaal het. Die boks het 50kg geweeg. Behalwe dat die Belgiese gemeenskap my vreemd aangekyk het (omdat ek rondstap en busry met so groot boks), het ek ook verlore geraak. Ek is nou wel veilig.

“Pikkewyne word eintlik slegs in die Suidelike Halfrond gevind,” so die Noordelike Halfrond kan baie geëerd voel om ons Pikkewyn vir ‘n jaar te leen.

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Die Laaste Keer My voete knars oor die eggo’s van woorde wat eens was terwyl ek ritmies die grondpad volg. Waar die laaste klanke wegsterf, kom die klam voetspore wat my volg tot stilstand en die asemhaling van die aarde swyg. Die sitrusgeur van gekneusde boegoe vul my longe en ‘n enkele sewejaartjie speel in die wind. Met my gedagtes wat dikwels hul eie koers inslaan, is dit maklik om die swart paddastoele wat kol-kol onder ‘n moskombersie uitloer, mis te kyk. Of om die fyn geroep van ‘n Die...Die...Diederik onwetend uit te doof. Dis egter eers as ek my denkwyse uitspoel met die donkerbruin rivierwater, wat my hart sy wonde openbaar. ‘n Diep sny van verlange na my moedertaal. My hartstaal. Afrikaans. Ek smag na die soet woorde wat deur my lippe ontsnap as ek saggies in Suikerbos se oor fluister; haar wangetjies wat gevlei bloos terwyl sy pronk met haar heuningreukweerder. Wildevaring wat jaloesie op sy pepermentgroen blare dra en saggies begin dans in die somerbriesie– net om ook die satynmooi woorde uit my mond te hoor. Die wind wat my wysie neurie as Dagbreek die sterre in haar sak steek en by my kom tee drink. Ek wil my gedig met Loerie deel, sodat hy dit weer kan saamdra as hy van boomtak na boomtak besoek aflê. Dit kan oorvertel totdat die hart van die Knysna-woud nie daarsonder kan klop nie. Ek wil weer voel hoe die woorde van my taal om my vou soos ‘n wolkejas om die son op mistige dae. Sien hoe dit nog ‘n dag groet met appelkooskleurige soene. Hoor hoe dit weer vir Waterval laat lag. “Gee ons die Engelse Roos” beveel ‘n nasie wat nie my liefde vir Afrikaans verstaan nie. Nie verstaan dat mý taal dieper lê as net die woorde op ‘n bladsy nie. Nie besef dat mý taal se eggo’s vir Bittermaan laat afkyk en knipoog nie. Nie begryp dat mý taal soos die laatreën lewe laat spruit uit afgekapte boomstompe nie. Afrikaans is my moedertaal. My hartstaal. En daarsonder sal ek nooit weer dieselfde wees nie. Geïnspireer deur Annelie Botes se Klawervier (Gr. 11 voorgeskrewe boek) en my reiservarings na Knysna.

Carla van wyk


Meer oor die hutsmerk Tot en met 10 jaar gelede was die hutsmerk, of meer bekend as hashtag, se funksie ‘n raaisel vir meeste mense. Op 23 Augustus 2007 word die eerste hutsmerk deur Chris Messina in‘n besigheidskonteks gebruik om spesifieke mense en boodskappe bymekaar te bring. Sedertdien is die hutsmerk ‘n belangrike hoeksteen in sosiale-media. Hier is ‘n paar maniere waarin die hutsmerk die wêreld verander het.

1.#MeToo Hierdie hutsmerk het soos ‘n veldbrand oor sosiale-media in Oktober versprei. Dit is gebruik om seksuele mishandeling of –teistering op sosiale media te veroordeel. Die hutsmerk is deur sosiale aktivis, Tarana Burke, gestig en deur die aktrise Alyssa Milano gewild gemaak. Milano het vroue aangemoedig om hulle ervarings te publiseer en sodoende die wydverspreide aard van misoginistiese gedrag te demonstreer. 2.#BlackLivesMatter Hierdie hutsmerk het die BlackLivesMatter-beweging vergesel, nadat George Zimmerman aangekla is van die moord op die tiener, Trayvon Martin in Florida. Dit word van dag geassosieer met talle protes te en demonstrasies wat gemik is op die rassistiese konfrontasie wat steeds in die gemeenskap sigbaar is. Hierdie hutsmerk het ook gelei tot die hutsmerk - #AllLivesMatter. 3.#ALSIceBucketChallenge Die ‘‘ice bucket challenge’’

het baie geld ingesamel vir ‘n verskeidenheid motorneuronsiektes in 2014. Genomineerdes gooi yskoue water oor hulself en nomineer dan ander om dieselfde te doen. Daarna skenk hulle iets aan die ALS-Foundation. 4.#LoveWins Hierdie hutsmerk het ontstaan na die wettiging van die dieselfde-geslag troues in 2015. Dit het vinnig onder die LGBT-gemeenskap versprei om hulle dankbaarheid te versprei oor die wet. 5.#PorteOuverte Hierdie hutsmerk het regoor sosiale-media ontstaan na terroristiese aanvalle en natuurrampe. Die #PrayFor beweging, verenig gebruikers in hulle meegevoel met die verskeie geraakte areas. #PorteOuverte is Frans is vir “open door” en die hutsmerk is deur plaaslike mense in Parys gebruik, na die Bataclan-skietery in 2015 om oorlewendes na veilige hawes te verwys. ‘n Soortgelyke reaksie is gevolg na die Manchester Arena-skietery in Mei vanjaar.

Dit is ongelooflik hoe so ‘n onopvallende simbool binne 10 jaar soveel bewusmaking in sosiale media kon bring. Ons is verantwoordelik vir die verandering wat ons wil sien in die toekoms. Mia Oberholzer

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CAPTION THIS Are you new to Instagram? Attempting to post your first picture? Are you struggling with the caption-picture etiquette? You do not want to be basic, but you also want a lot of likes. To help you fit into the mainstream social media era, here are a few guidelines on the average captions used when posting a picture: 1.Squad goals. Do you love your friends? Are you eternally grateful for the role they play in your life? Will thanking them in person simply not be good enough? Then, proceed to post a picture of you and your friends and caption it something along the lines of: “Can’t really see another squad tryna cross us,” or, “They hate us ‘cause they ain’t us.” 2. It’s your birthday! Where do I start? This is usually the intro to an over-exaggerated 200 word essay that could have been sent over WhatsApp. Keep it short and simple, girls. 3. “OK Google, motivational quote me”, if you need some positivity, or self-loving. “Shoot for the moon, and if you fall, at least you’ll land amongst the stars.”The only people who use these captions are the ones who do not shoot at all. 4.On the contrary, some people prefer to go with captions that emphasise their love of fries, over eating and never working out. “I have abs...solutely no interest in eating salad” or “I’m on a seafood diet; I see food and I eat it.” 5.On a break? If you are in this predicament with your not-so

-significant other, proceed to post a picture of you having the time of your life (without them) and caption it with the classy, “You were my cup of tea, but I drink coffee now” or “treat me like a joke, and I’ll leave you like it’s funny.” 6. “Hella heart eyes for you.”For couples who have been dating for so long that they’ve kind of just become one person, or who have only been dating for two days and proclaim their love for each other through captions like,”When I hear ‘home’, I think of you,” or the cliché, “MY ALLES!” Sorry to break it, but we’re just not that into you two. 7.WANNABE GANGSTA? No need for trivial rituals and initiation. A simple “I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me,” will suffice. Tupac or Eminem lyrics usually do the trick as well. 8. Is music your life? Would you say that the lyrics are your story? If your answer is yes, captions like “music on, world off” or “music is my escape” are made just for you. But please, avoid, “Started from the bottom now we’re here. 9. “I put the ‘pro’ in procrastination.” Have you not studied for the upcoming exams? Do you do your

homework in the off-period before its due? Is your Math book filled with all of your friend’s answers, instead of your own? Here’s a caption for you: “I got 99 problems and they’re all due tomorrow.” 10. “Slide to the left, slide to the right, slide in ya DMs.” A cheesy pick-up line never hurt anyone. So if you’re looking for a cute way of letting people ( aka YOUR CRUSH) know that you’re single (and ready to mingle), use the following captions: “I think yore suffering from a lack of vitamin me” or “do you have a band-aid? I scraped my knee falling for you.” Here are some honourable mentions that will remain timeless and classic: Namaslay Just wing it. Life, eyeliner, everything. She doesnt even go here! That awkward moment between birth and death. We blame society, but we are society.

Chelsea du Plessis and Kirshni Kulsen 8 | NUUS


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noticed how silent women are in our history books? Heroism, inventions,discoveries seem like they are limited to males. Fact: women make up 50% of the population, but only 0,5% are documented throughout history. According to historian Dr Bettany Hughes, it all started when early civilisation started to expand. To expand you need physical strength, thus shifting more power to men. The way history is told and remembered changes. For example, we all know Cleopatra and Helen of Troy, because their stories are highly sexualised. How many people know how smart the game that they were playing was? In this article I’m going to give back some of the reognition that was stolen from women.

H I S T O R Y

1. Hypatia (355-415). The first female mathematician. While alive, she was considered the best mathematician, astronomer and philosopher. We thank her for preserving Euclid’s methods and other Greek. Mathematical theories, during a time when people were murdered for believing in science. When they murdered her, they destroyed her work but her students lived on to carry on her work. She is considered a strong feminist for continuing her studies in the face of ignorant prejdice. 2. Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). This woman discovered the link between the caterpillar and the butterfly. We thank her for metamorphoses. Before her, scientists never thought there was a link between the caterpillar and the butterfly. To this day, her discovery has a huge influence on how scientists study life cycles. 3. Mary Anning (1799-1847). She is known as the woman who kick started palaeontology. Before her, it was believed that fossils were skeletons of animals that still existed and were not important to the world of science. Most of her work was published by men, because of the sexist

restrictions in the scientific community. She made some of the most ground-breaking discoveries in palaeontology. One of those discoveries was when she proved that bezoar stones are fossilized dinosaur faeces. 4. Emmy Noether “the greatest female mathematician who has ever lived”. Noether theorem, sound familiar? (Something important in the world of science). Her contribution to the academic world is infinite. She is praised by Albert Einstein, but not deemed equal to men and can thus not be known as one of the most influential mathematicians. 5. The worlds first novel was written by a Japanese woman called Murasaki Shikibu. “The tale of Genji”. There is so little known about the author that historians have named her after the leading female character. According to encyclopaedia Britannica, she was a widow and due to her gender, she wrote in Japanese and not in Chinese, which was the scholarly language and that’s why her work was never taken seriously. Her novel influenced writers of all times, but she remains forgotten.

Luckily for us times are changing, and women are becoming more empowered. We have some catching up to do, about 3500 years worth. Let us honour our past by becoming the next Emmy or Mary. Strive to be excellent for the women who were, but were robbed of the credit they so rightfully deserve. Let us make them proud. Women of past generations have fought hard to get us to the point where we are more equal to men than we have ever been. Luckily for us, we can be great - without sexist limitations.... Use this to your advantage!

forgot us

Inge-Lise Wessels

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klink slim die vakansie As jy iemand is met ‘n algemene kennis wat jou dikwels laat bloos tydens ‘n vurige spel van 30 seconds of opinieloos laat in die geselskap van gereelde nuusvolgers, dien hierdie artikel as die perfekte voorbereiding vir jou vakansie-braaivleis-gesprekke. Hier is ‘n paar lukrake feite wat jou intelligent kan laat klink en wat jou gesprekke met ander kan opkikker. MMMMMM...My lippe is alweer droog! Dit pla ons almal van tyd tot tyd. Jou lippe raak droog omdat daar geen sweetkliere is nie. Dink net indien jou lippe wel kon sweet... Dankie tog hulle kan nie! Vinnige bene, vinnige hande, vinnige voete... .. wat mis ons? Jou ooglede! Dié vinnige Fanie kan vyf keer fladder in een sekonde en dus wen jou fladderende ogies eerste prys vir die vinnigste spier in jou liggaam. Die twee hoogste IK’s wat al ooit gedokumenteer is, behoort aan vroue. Die langste woord in Engels bestaan uit 189 819 letters, en dit is die volle chemiese naam van ‘n proteïen genaamd titin. Die film waarin iemand die hele lange woord sê is 3,5 ure lank. Google net “longest word” (en die woord titin) - anders gaan jy net Mary Poppins se supercalifragilisticexpialidocious opspoor. Praat van ironie - Guinness World Records is gedagvaar deur die man wat die rekord hou vir die indiening van die meeste siviele eise omdat hulle die titel aan hom gegee het. Jy kan jou maag, milt, een nier, 80% van jou ingewande en 75% van jou lewer verwyder en jy kan

nog steeds lewe. Ek weet nie van die kwaliteit van jou lewe nie, maar jy haal dan nog asem - so dis nogal indrukwekkend.

weeg en rook uit skoorstene laat kom, om aan die realistiese behoeftes te voldoen. Dit gee nuwe betekenis aan hiding in plainsight.

Jou geliefkoosde Disney-films is versagtings van die ware verhale wat so boos en kru is dat ‘n mens eintlik wonder wie gedink het dit sou ‘n goeie storie vir kinders wees?

Cheers! So n bietjie van my koeldrank gaan in jou glas en n bietjie van joune is myne. Die ritueel word herhaal tot elke kuiergas se glas aan die ander geraak het. In n tyd waar mense van enigiets gesterf het, was dit die mees effektiefste manier om te verseker niemand waag dit om jou te vergiftig nie, want dié sal self ook dan omkom van sy eie gif.

Daar gaan ‘n liggie aan. Ja, daar kan n liggie aangaan. Terwyl jy as menslike wese wakker is, genereer daai grys selle of altans jou brein tussen 10 en 23 Watt; wat genoeg is om n gloeilamp aan te skakel. Daar is 7 minute aktiwiteit in jou brein nadat jy reeds dood is. Gedurende jou zombie fase speel jou brein jou lewe vir jou in die vorm van n droom. Wat gaan jy sien ? Tydens die Tweede Wêreld Oorlog het die Amerikaanse weermag die opdrag aan Kolonel Ohmar gegee om n manier te vind om die vliegtuigfabrieke te verskuil. Hy het die idee gekry om n groot landskaptoneel te verf met klein plaas huisies, bome en bosse daarop. Die do ek het ‘n hele fabriek bedek. Vanuit ‘n vliegtuig hoog in die lug, het dit soos n klein plaasgemeenskap gelyk. Hulle het selfs karre laat be-

M&M’s is oorspronklik gemaak om sjokolade makliker te vervoer na en in die weermag. Nou nie my gunstelinglekker nie, maar ‘n goeie storie. Jy kan deur die are van ‘n blou walvis se hart kruip. Ja, ek gril ook. Voor daar goed soos wekkers was, het iemand die werk gehad om jou betyds wakker te maak. ‘n “Knocker upper” het met n stok aan jou venster geklop. Dit was n werk waarvoor jy n salaris verdien het - mense het jou betaal om hulle wakker te maak!

Nou weet jy ook n interessante ding of twee wat jy in die geselskap kan inwerk om almal te beïndruk. Geniet die vakansie en die verbaasde gesigte van mense, terwyl jy hulle algemene kennis ‘n bietjie verryk.

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Who is Valentina Lisitsa?

To some, she is a pale silhouette with cascading blonde hair that can be found in front of a piano on YouTube. To Ukraine, she is a political tyrant. To any aspiring pianist, she is a hero. On Saturday the 18th of November, I had to privilege to listen to a one night only recital in Cape Town by Valentina Evgenievna Lisitsa, a 44-year-old concert pianist from Ukraine, who started playing the piano at age 3. Strangely enough, she initially wanted to become a professional chess-player. However, when she attended the Kiev Conservatory (a critically acclaimed music school in Ukraine), she met her future husband and ended up taking music more seriously (due to their shared passion for the discipline). What makes Valentina such a special concert pianist is the fact that she became famous through YouTube. Yes, she is the classical music alternative to Justin Bieber. Her husband started taking videos of her performing works of Chopin and Rachmaninov and he posted them onto YouTube. Her first video was posted 10 years ago in 2007, and her Chopin recordings actually reached the number one slot on Amazon’s classical video record-

ings and became the most-viewed set of Chopin recordings online.

pletely engulfed within her passion, but for just a moment, you are too.

In 2010, Valentina and her husband put their life savings into recording all 4 of Rachmaninov’s concerti with the London Symphonic Orchestra. This resulted in Decca Records signing a deal with her and releasing her CD-set of the above-mentioned concerti. In 2012 she made her debut in the Royal Albert hall, and became a fully-fledged concert-pianist.

Valentina Lisitsa is a rare specimen, for she has the power to personify the dark music of tortured composers such as Rachmaninov, and remain completely unscathed.

However, in 2015, Lisitsa faced controversy for her opposition of the Ukrainian government when the 2014 pro-Russian unrest took place in Ukraine. She tweeted such offensive tweets regarding the situation of her own country that some of her concerts were ancelled abroad. Some of her recordings were even removed from in-flight entertainment of the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

Even in the presence of a glass wall and poor internet connectivity due to a limited supply of data, she still has the ability to touch audiences internationally. Even in the presence of her controversial tweets, she can share the magic of music with anyone who is willing to listen.

“Not only is it clear that she is completely engulfed within her passion, but for just a moment, you are too.”

Despite her controversy, one cannot help but feel a surge of sheer wonder once a video of her playing Rachmaninov’s Little Red Riding Hood’is played. Not only is it clear that she is com-

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Haben Zeit für das Zeitz Mocca Museum?

Is jy lus vir iets anders behalwe die V&A Waterfront se klerewinkels op Saterdae? Dan is die Zeitz Mocca die oplossing vir jou! ‘n Plaaslike en eksentrieke avontuur net hier op jou voorstoep in die moederstad! Zeitz Mocca (Museum van Kontemporêre Kunste, Afrika) is geleë by die V&A Waterfront in Kaapstad en het groot bewondering onder die kunsbelangstellende Suid-Afrikaners, asook internasionale kunsgieriges, gewek, met die opening in September 2017. Toe die deure trots opswaai

Carmari Marais

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vroeër die jaar, is die museum as die 8ste wêreldwonder verklaar. Jy kan bykans nie glo dat hierdie wonder eens op ‘n tyd die langste struktuur in die Sub-Sahara in Afrika was nie. Die oorspronklike gebou was 57m hoog, wat as ‘n nege-verdieping hoë graansilo vanaf Augustus 1924 gebruik was in die Table Bay Hawe. Agtergrondkennis: Volgens die argitek, Thomas Heatherwick, het hierdie graansilo se metamorfose ‘n koste van meer as R500 miljoen begaan. Die 6000 vierkante meter oppervlakte wat oor 7 verdiepings strek, bevat nie net uitmuntende uitstallings nie, maar ook ‘n Mu-

seum Café vir wanneer die kuns jou bene lam maak. Daar is ook ’n Beeldhouwerktuin waardeur jy kan stap. Indien jy ‘n Suid-Afrikaner is en onder die ouderdom van 18 jaar is, kan jy op jou “legal eagle” verjaarsdag - sonder ‘n toegangsfooi jou voete onder die kunstenaars se tafel instoot en as jy klaar 18 is, is elke Woensdag van 10:00 tot 13:00 ’n gratis toerdag by Zeitz. Moenie hierdie geleentheid laat verbygaan nie – dit kan jou skatkis tot nuwe inspirasie wees! Pen ’n besoek aan die Zeitz heel bo aan jou vakansieprogram neer, jy sal nie spyt wees nie.


Filosofeer jou lewe deur.. Aan die begin van en tydens hoërskool vra ons almal een of ander tyd vrae soos: •Wil ek ‘n ‘Oreo’ of ‘n ‘Chocolate’ ‘McFlurry’ hê? •Gaan ek Vrydag of Saterdag “kuier”? •Moet ek régtig vir Biologie leer? •Gaan ek ooit liefde vind? Maar nou, soos ons almal ouer word en ons meer ontwikkel, begin ons meer vrae soos die volgende vra: •Wat

maak

gelukkig?

•Watter tipe mens wil ek wees? •Wat is mý definisie van ‘om te lewe’? •Wat wil ek graag bereik in my lewe? Dit wat jy met hierdie soort vrae begin doen, is om te… filosofeer! Filosofie is om al hierdie vrae te vra , daaroor na te dink , daaroor te lees, te debatteer, sekere flieks daaroor te kyk en deel te neem aan gesprekke oor hierdie vrae. Filosofie veronderstel ‘n liefde vir wysheid. Filosofie het ontstaan in die antieke tyd toe die Grieke (Plato, Aristoteles) begin vrae vra het oor ons bestaan en oor die sin daarvan begin nadink het. Sedertdien het daar ‘n lang tradisie van antwoorde op al hierdie vrae ontstaan. Elke generasie dink weer opnuut oor hierdie soort vrae (en dit is waar ons in die prentjie pas). Het jy byvoorbeeld al ooit gehoor van ‘n eksistensiële krisis? Dit is wanneer ‘n mens oor sy/haar bestaan

Sunet Verhoef

begin vrae vra. Dit gebeur wanneer jy ‘n tyd in jou lewe bereik waar jy onseker is oor wie jy is en wat jy wil bereik in jou leeftyd. Baie mense ervaar só ‘n krisis na hoërskool omdat hulle dan uit die skool is en hulle aandag meer gefokus is op hulle menswees, want daar is nie meer skoolaktiwiteite wat hulle aandag verg nie en hulle is nou “volwassenes.” Dit is ‘n fase in jou lewe waar jy groot lewensbesluite moet neem en nie meer ‘n ma of pa het wat al die antwoorde vir jou met ‘n lepel kan voer nie.

nie iets wat jy nou net gou-gou kan doen en dan van jou “bucket list” kan afmerk nie. Filosofie is iets wat jy jou lewe lank doen. Dit is vir mense van alle ouderdomme. Soos wat jy ouer word, gaan jy meer intense vrae oor die lewe vra. Begin daarom nou al om oor dinge te filosofeer!

Om as ‘n hoërskoolleerder ‘n paar van jou ‘diep vrae’ aan te pak en jou geluk so te probeer vind, sal jou help om reg deur jou lewe te floreer .Dit beteken nie jy moet nou noodwendig die mees intense vrae aanpak en moeilike, onverstaanbare boeke gaan lees nie (glo my ek het dit al probeer), maar gaan delf gerus net ‘n bietjie dieper in jouself sodat jy nie vir ewig oppervlakkig lewe nie.

Lys van films wat handel oor groot filosofiese konsepte:

Lys van maklik leesbare filosofiese boeke: Sophie’s World The Alchemist The Little Prince

Mr. Nobody Black Mirror (dit is ‘n reeks van kort films) The Big Lebowski

Baie skole in Europa het Filosofie as ‘n verpligte skoolvak, omdat dit jou lewe so geweldig kan verryk. Hoe kan dit ooit gebeur dat mense nie vrae vra oor dit wat ons elke dag doen, naamlik ‘lewe’ nie? Op baie universiteite word Filosofie as ‘n verpligte vak in jou Eerstejaarskursus aangebied juis om jou te help om jouself, die wêreld en mense om jou beter te verstaan. Daar is baie redes hoekom jy as hoërskoolleerder alreeds moet begin filosofeer, want: Wat is ‘n lewe sonder vrae oor die lewe? Die filosoof Sokrates het gesê: “An unexamined life is not worth living”. Die sin van die lewe oor die algemeen, gaan jy nie noodwendig nou ontdek nie, maar ten minste kan jy die sin van die lewe vir jou eie lewe begin ontsyfer. Om te filosofeer is

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They’re not so see-through…a glimpse into the mind of..... It was the night of the Larrie Oscars, 2015, and Stellenbosch based South African band, Jackal and the Wind, consisting of lead singer, Christopher Kruger , Peter Kruger on lead guitar and trumpet, Alex Mayer on Bass and Johan Pretorius on drums performed . My grade 9 self was immediately intrigued, making my first reaction to google them. Directly from the band’s website, I discovered the band name is “reminiscent of the yearning of the jackal and the intangible emotion of a howling wind, and pays homage to their wish to whisk their listeners away to a world without boundaries by means of their emotive harmonies.” *mind blown* 1.) When did you, as individuals, realize you wanted to pursue music and form a band? We wrote our first song when we were pretty young. My brother and I recorded it in his bedroom and the song spread like wildfire and people loved it. After that we decided to form a band and we’ve pursued it since then. 2.) How do you think the band’s sound has evolved from when you started up till now? The band’s sound has definitely changed a lot and is continuing to change and grow as we do. Regarding the writing of songs, different experiences in my life have led to different approaches to writing songs, from being super euphoric and energetic to being sad and morbid.

Enya Appolos

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Jackal & the Wind

3.) Who are your biggest musical influences? Our biggest musical influences ranges from Pink Floyd to Oliver Mtukdzi (if you do not know who that is, do yourself a favour and check him out). We grew up with a huge range of musical influences, which helps a lot in developing our uniqueness. 4.) Who writes the music and lyrics and what are the main themes of the music? Do you think these themes will change over time? I, Chris, write the majority of the songs. The songs form around stories or events that happened in my life. Anything could also strike up some form of inspiration, be it a movie or an intense newspaper article. One thing I have realized is that music influence can hit you at the strangest of times. 5.) Which one of your songs has the most meaning to you as a band and why? That’s a tough question; I think each member has their own favourite song for different reasons. Personally, mine is “In an hour I’ll love her”, because lyrically I think it is my best work. 6.) What’s your favourite song to perform live and why? Again that’s different for each member but mine would be “Keep me close’ or “I’m see through”. It’s always so great to see the crowd moving as much as possible. 7.) How would you like fans and audiences to feel whilst listening to your music? Just to feel anything at all, be it happiness or sadness or excitement or fear. That’s the whole reason people listen to music. It’s to feel something.

If you feel nothing, then there’s a problem. 8.) Rocking the Daisies - Sum the experience up in 3 words. Sick sick sick! 9.) What do you like to do, outside of music that contributes to your musicality? I study winemaking so I love enjoying a good bottle of wine, or 3. I think of all our members, music is everything. So when were not busy with the band’s music, we’re still doing something involved with music. 10.) Where do you envision the band in 10 years? Filling stadiums and travelling the world. 11.) What advice do you have for aspiring bands and musicians? Keep on going on. There will be bad shows and there will be great shows, but make sure that you make the best of every show you do. 12.) Do you have any upcoming gigs that we can look forward to? We’re going on a National tour for the entire December, and then we’ll do a couple of Cape Town based gigs in January, starting with Aces and Spades on the 5th, and ending with Up the Creek on the 26th of January. 13.) Where is your music available for download? EVERYWHERE online. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram: @jackalandthewind Website: www.jackalandthewind. com/


WAT IS JOU NASIONALITEIT? Junelle Rossouw 1.Kies ’n liedjie waarop jy versot is: a.If it ain’t me – Kygo ft. Selena Gomez b.Slow hands – Niall Horan c.Without you – Avicii d.Friends – Justin Bieber e.That’s what I like – Bruno Mars 2.Watter een van hierdie sjokolades sal jou soettand tevrede stel? a.Kitkat b.Rollo c.Toblerone d.Crunchie e.Ek is nie ‘n sjokolade-mens nie - gee my eerder enige jelly-lekkers. 3.Watter sport interesseer jou

b.Pere c.Appels d.Perskes e.Pynappels

die meeste? a.Ski b.Perdry c.Gimnastiek d.Yshokkie e.Branderplankry

6.Wat van die volgende “pizza toppings” sal jy probeer?

4.Watter honderas is jou gunsteling? a.Ek is nie ‘n honde-mens nie, gee my eerder ‘n kat. b.Border collie c.German Shepard d.Labrador Retriever e.Bulldog 5.Wat is jou gunstelingvrug? a.Aarbeie

a.Maalvleis, tamatie, knoffel en kaas b.Bloukaas, chives, bacon c.Hoender, piesang, pynappel en peanuts gestrooi met kerrie poeier d.Pepperoni, uie, green pepper en mushrooms e.Pynappel, ham, kaas

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Jy is heelwaarskynlik van Noorse afkoms. Jy is ‘n wintermens en is versot op katte. Met jou land se tradisionele plaaskultuur, is jy ‘n plat op die aarde mens en is tevrede met min. Jy is nie ‘n kompeterende mens nie en gun vir ander hul geluk.

Jy is van Ierse afkoms. Jy is baie musikaal en ken al die woorde van Niall Horan se liedjies. Jy hou daarvan om stories te vertel en is ‘n lojale mens en ‘n staatmaker. Jy is baie sosiaal en is nie bang om jou sê te sê nie!

Jy is uit-en-uit van Sweedse afkoms. Jy kom skaam voor, maar sê altyd hoe jy voel. Jy verpes dit om laat te wees en daarom is jou horlosie altyd 5 min voor die tyd gestel. Jy is baie stylvol en dra altyd die nuutste modes.

Kanadese bloed loop deur jou are. Jy hou van jou persoonlike spasie en om struwelinge te vermy, hou jy eerder jou opinies vir jouself. Jy is baie geduldig, jy oorweeg beide kante van ‘n argument voordat jy ‘n besluit maak en jy raak ook nie maklik kwaad nie.

Ahola! Jy is het ‘n Hawaiiese nasionaliteit. Jy is ‘n optimistiese mens en is altyd baie vriendelik. Jy is lief vir die buitelewe en die see. Jy hou van tropiese kosse en is altyd gewillig om nuwe dinge te probeer.

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This is a wonderful luxurious alternative to a braaibroodjie and is full of summery deliciousness. The recipe is quick and easy to prepare and is sure to impress your guests over the festive season. All the elements can be prepped in advance and assembled with ease.

INGREDIENTS - 2 250g Karusaf lamb rump - 1 tbsp olive oil - salt and pepper to taste - 2 limes - 4 braaibroodjies from SPAR - half a head red cabbage - 250g strawberries - 125ml brown sugar - 200ml apple cider vinegar - 1 handful chopped coriander

INSTRUCTIONS STEP #1 In a heated sauce pan or over hot coals, roast the lamb rumps rubbed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper for about 4 minutes to a side for medium roasted meat. STEP #2 Take off the grill or pan let it rest. Slice the lamb rumps into four portions and squeeze some lime juice over. STEP #3 Grate or thinly slice the red cabbage and cut the strawberries in half. STEP #4 Place in a mixing bowl and cover with the sugar, apple cider vinegar and coriander. Toss the mixture together until all the sugar has dissolved. STEP #5 Open the braaibroodjies and dress with strawberries and red cabbage mixture, place lamb on top and serve.

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SUMMER FASHION TRENDS Tuck your shirt into your jorts and slip on those thick white brimmed sunglasses, and join me as we explore the trends of summer 2017. Summer is upon us, so get out of your comfort zone this holiday and try something new. 2017 is an interesting year for fashion. I have personally seen it borrow trends and items from many decades past and add a modern twist to them to create looks that our generation has learned to love. The 90’s fashion trends are slowly but surely making their way back into our OOTD’s and I for one, have no complaints. So if you want to mix things up, here are a few tips to ensure that your next outfit will be a good one. In the 90’s, many looks were inspired by iconic hip-hop groups. These oversized, sporty looks have found their way back into the latest trends of 2017. For you to achieve the “Dz hip-hopdz chic,” start rocking those loose tracksuit pants and feel free to pair it with a casual tee to create the perfect summer outfit, (especially if the weather isn’t as hot you now look). One of the biggest casual trends

of 2017 is the comeback of mom jeans. But whether it is a black or denim pair of loosely fitted pants or a pair ofdenim shorts, this item should be a fashion staple this summer; just wrap a black belt around your waist and throw on a comfy t-shirt. You will soon be thanking me when you realize these are your new most comfortable pants. Not only is the 90’s clothing making its way back into the trends, the accessories have also hitched a ride into this year. Hoop earrings, no matter the size, can be skillfully used to round out any summer outfit. The best part about this year’s trends is that you are almost definitely able to find something “Dz hip dz and Dz funky dz” in your mom (or even dad’s) closet, so do

Isabella Dixon


“Gestrand” die vakansie? My mededames, asook menere wat die Avanti lees, dis nou amptelik somer! Die tyd het uiteindelik aangebreek om by die strand te gaan baljaar, maar die groot vraag is: “Na watter strand gaan ek?” Beantwoord die vrae van die volgende toetsie en dan vind jy uit. 1. Hoe warm moet die water wees waarin jy baljaar? a. ysig koud(selfs onder 10°C) b. minimum van 17.8°C c. 17°C - 21°C d. 16°C - 18°C 2. Hoe warm moet die sonstrale wees? a. b. c. d.

16°C - 20°C min of meer 25°C so 15°C - 25°C van 14°C - 23°C

a. b. c. d.

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6. Waar sal jy graag jou vriendinne wil ontmoet vir ’n vinnige koffietjie?

3. Watter wateraktiwiteite wil jy doen, behalwe swem? a. b. c. d.

a. net nog mense b. walvisse c. buitengewone visse d. walvisse, dolfyne en robbe 5. By watter van die volgende bekende restaurante sal jy wil eet?

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Shark Cage Diving Scubaduik Branderplankry

4. Wat wil jy die graagste in die water sien, behalwe nou mense?

a. Café Caprice b. Aromatish Cafe and Bakery c. The Belgian Waffle House and Coffee Shops d. Eden Café Restaurant

(Steenbras River Gorge) d. besoek Robbeneiland 8. Hoe sal wind jou beïnvloed? a. Jy wil nie sand in jou klere hê nie b. Jy gee regtig nie om nie c. Jy wil nie hê die wind moet jou boek se bladsye rondwaai nie d. Jy verkies aktiwiteite wat wind nodig het (windsurfing) 9. Waarheen wil jy gaan na die sonsondergang? a. b. c. d.

7. Watter ander aktiwiteite wil jy rondom die ligging van die strand doen?

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a. Leeukop uitklim b. Natuur toere c. staproetes stap

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Pak jou duikpak in, jy gaan Clifton toe en die water is yskoud.

– Jy gaan Hermanus toe. Moenie skrik as jy ‘n walvis langs jou swem nie.

Onthou jou geld vir boeke as jy jou tasse pak om na Gordons Baai toe te gaan.

Onthou om jou sambreel te anker, die wind mag dit dalk net wegwaai in Bloubergstrand.


10 Things to add to your summer bucket list! It is almost December holidays, which means: sun, freedom, beach/pool and socialising with your friends 24/7. December holidays are the perfect time to try new things and make amazing memories. To help you make the your summer bucket list.

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1.KIRSTENBOSCH SUMMER CONCERTS Summer is not summer in Cape Town without a live music performance. For those music lovers out there, Kirstenbosch Gardens offers concerts featuring amazing local acts, such as Matthew Mole, Beatenberg, Jeremy Loops, The Kiffness and Goldfish, to name but a few! Find out when your favourite local talent is performing and book your tickets on https://insideguide.co. za/cape-town/kirstenbosch-summer-concerts/ Those of you who are not too keen for a concert can go to Kirstenbosch for a picnic and walk in the beautiful gardens. 2. OPEN AIR CINEMA Not exactly the Riverdale drive-in, but a close second! Check out http://thegalileo.co.za/ to see what is airing and when. From classics to currents, there is something for everyone, with different venues every day of the week, making it easy to choose the venues closest to you!

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3. BISCUIT MILL / ROUTE 44 Some of the best restaurants and market stalls for all you food lovers out there! 4.CHAPMANS PEAK HIKE Something a little different to Lion s Head or Table Mountain, Chapman’s Peak hiking trail has some of the most breath-taking scenery and is not too difficult to climb!

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rary art museum open in Cape Town - is the biggest and best contemporary art museum inAfrica. Find out more about the museum at https://zeitzmocaa. museum/ 8. HOUT BAY MARKET Found at the edge of the sea overlooking Chapmans Peak, go for the amazing markets and the cuisine!

5.BIKE RIDING IN SEAPOINT

9.DINERS AND RESTAURANTS

If you are looking for something different to your everyday walk on the promenade, I guarantee this is it, and the views are amazing.

Cape Town is filled with many amazing food places, serving great burgers and steaks, with the likes of IYO Burgers, Roco Mama’s, Hussar Grill, Nelsons Eye and many more! Every meal can be an adventure when trying new places like these.

6.SURFING LESSONS If you are keen to try something new and cool, surf school is a great place to go. Rent a board and a wetsuit and learn a new skill while making great memories! Go to http://www.capetownsurflessons.co.za/ to find the surf school closest to you and find out more. 7. ZEITZ MOCAA For all you art lovers out there, Zeitz Mocaa - the newest contempo-

10. HORSE RIDING ON THE BEACH Cape Adventure Zone offers a variety of different places for horse riding lessons. Keen for something new and amazing memories? Here you go! Visit http://capeadventurezone.comto find out more and see information about other fun outdoor activities!

I hope this list was helpful and that your December may be full of new experiences, adventures and amazing memories!

Erin-Marie Gleeson


THE RIPPLE EFFECT

We walk around the school and town, we chatter amongst our friends demanding a change in this society, we talk about how we are going to stand up against all the injustices. How can we do that when we just keep making negligent utterances and remarks, knowing that because we did not have a filter, we might have insulted or offended someone? Do not get me wrong. As citizens of this world we are entitled to our own opinions; that is our human right. However, like a very wise women once said, we need to listen to each other instead of thinking of our next comeback to fight what the other has shared. We need to listen, we need to think and we need to be careful when formulating a response. Why turn our school into a home of politics

when we could instead practice love, acceptance and respect? We want to change the way things are, start here and start now, with our school. Be open and listen to what someone else is saying and then if you disagree, disagree with diplomacy and grace. We are civilized people and we should be able to disagree without leaving a trail of irreparable destruction and emotional damage. We must be proud of who we are, of our school, our country and of our families and how do we do this ifwe just hurt each other constantly? Irrespective of race, culture or lifestyle preferences, we have a responsibility to love and respect one another. My fellow Larries, if there is anything we should set alight, it should

be a burning passion to remove any bullying and hateful criticism of another’s opinion. Why fight about past injustices when we could much rather prevent future offences and disrespect amongst each other? And that way, albeit slowly, we will change the world. Opinions are always welcome, and want to be heard, just be careful and kind when rebutting, for the most ignorant human being is the one who never listens. Let us practise what we stand for as Larries. Love. Acceptance. Respect.

Layla Traci van Sitters

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Hoe om die beseringklub te vermy. Om aan ‘n sport deel te neem het meer voordele as wat jy op een hand kan tel, maar niemand dink onmiddellik aan die nadele as hulle begin met ‘n nuwe sportsoort nie. Hoekom moet hulle? Die kanse dat iets soos n besering gaan opduik, is mos skraal, of hoe?

de rigtings trek, kan jy eintlik voel hoe dit warmer word en dit breek dan nie in twee as jy dit uitmekaar trek nie, maar rek net bietjie. Hierdie is dieselfde effek wat verkry word as jy opwarm en dalk tydens ‘n oefening, kompetisie of wedstryd jou spier rek.

Tydens ‘n opname wat deur die VSA se CDC (Centers for Disease Control) uitgevoer is, is daar bevind dat hoërskoolatlete verantwoordelik is vir: � 2 miljoen beserings � 500 000 doktersafsprake � 30 000 gehospitaliseerdes

Nog ‘n voorsorgmatreël wat getref kan word, is deur enkel- of kniebeskermers (brace) te dra. As jy weet dat jy swak enkels of knieë het, of sukkel met ‘n ou besering, dra beskerming om beserings te verhoed, wat dalk kan opduik. Dit is ‘n las om met elke oefening jou beskerming te dra, maar voorkoming is beter as behandeling.

Dit is ‘n realitiet dat met elke sport daar n rits beserings agterna kom, maar die volgende paar punte kan jou dalk help om seker te maak dat die besering dalk nie opduik nie en as dit wel opduik, is daar ‘n paar stappe wat gevolg kan word om te verhoed dat die besering vererger. Die mees algemene wenk wat gewoonlik gegee word om ‘n besering van enige aard te verhoed, is om te strek. Wanneer jy strek maak jy jou spiere warm. Koue spiere en tendons het ‘n groter kans om te skeur. Hierdie teorie kan verduidelik word met die voorbeeld van ‘n stukkie wondergom (prestik) of ‘n fizzer. Wanneer jy n nuwe stukkie wondergom uit die pakkie haal en uitmekaar probeer trek, breek dit sommer summier in twee. As jy eers bietjie daarmee speel en dit in verskillen-

Die mees algemene beserings wat opduik onder hoërskoolatlete is as volg: � ‘n Verstuite enkel � ‘n Gerekte dyspier (strain) � ‘’Shin splints’’ Verstuite enkels is pynlik, onnodig en op niemand se wenslysie nie. Jy het dalk skeef geland nadat jy hard neergeland het om ‘n netbalbal te vang, of skeefgetrap terwyl jy by ‘n trappie afgeloop het. Welkom by die klub. Wat om te doen as dit met jou gebeur: � RICE → Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate. � Deur net te rus en medikasie te neem gaan jou nie bevoordeel nie, hoe vinniger jy begin met rehabilitasie, hoe vinniger gaan jou enkel herstel.

� Moenie jou tekkie uittrek nie! Die skoen hou jou enkel in ‘n kompakte posisie, en deur jou tekkie uit te trek gaan dalk net veroorsaak dat jou enkel in die verkeerde rigting buig, en jou spier dalk verder skeur. � Moenie die besering ignoreer as dit jou nog pla na twee weke nie, gaan maak maar liewers ‘n draai by jou naaste dokter. ‘n Gerekte dyspier vind plaas wanneer jy jou bene vinnig vorentoe skop terwyl jy hardloop, of oorstrek wanneer jy hekkies hardloop. Die enigste stappe wat gevolg kan word na so ‘n skeur of strek, is deur die been te laat rus. Afhangende van die graad van besering, gaan jy dalk langer of korter op krukke wees. “Shin splints” is enige atleet se nagmerrie, basies die rede hoekom sommige van ons soos pikkewyne waggel deur die gange. “Shin splints” is die steekpyn wat ondervind word in die area van jou skeenbeen. Die pyn is partykeer ‘n werklike stresfraktuur - ‘n klein breek in die skeenbeen. Die enigste behandeling wat voorgeskryf kan word, is rus, ys en oor-die-toonbank-pynstillers, rol uit en strek. Moenie deel wees van die beseringsklub nie. Dit spook by jou vir die res van jou aktiewe lewe. Wees slim en kyk na jou lyf. Jy het net een.

Elata Fourie


Is HOOP verlore? Jani Redelinghuys “Hoop, dis die samesyn voor ‘n wêreldbekereindstryd, dis die taal van ‘n hart, dis die gees van ‘n man wat uitskree, dis as ons harte na mense terugdraai, en die wete dat as jy struikel jy weer sal opstaan en weet dat as jy moeg is, sal iemand jou dra.” Dit is net ‘n gedeelte van Jo Black se liedjie, Skepe, waar hy herhaaldelik sing en pleit dat die hoop weer teruggebring moet word. Dit is die gevoel wat jy kry as jou gunsteling sportspan wen, dis asof jy self presteer het en of die slegte nuus van ‘n verloor jou persoonlik raak. Slegs sport kan hierdie effek hê, en vir die gemiddelde mens in Suid-Afrika het dit n spel geword wat immers so deel van hul leefwyse geword het dat hulle sport eet, leef en droom. Ongelukkig, met die onlangse swak prestasie van die land se rugby, voel dit dat asof ons ondersteuning verskuif na buitelandse spanne. As daar gekyk word na die toeskouers tydens toetsrugby is daar al hoe meer swart truie wat hul ver-

skyning maak. Mense vergeet van die gevoel van die absolute passie en trots wat die jaar 1995 ingehou het. Dink maar net terug aan die wêreldbekerfinaal se oorwinning wat ons as nasie so saamgebring het. Dat ons met trane in ons oë die een langs ons met die blydskap, wat slegs ‘n kind kan hê, omhels het, sonder die gedagte dat ons enige verskille het, want al wat op daardie presiese oomblik saakgemaak het, is dat Suid-Afrika vir Nieu-Seeland 15-12 geklop het. Dit is die gevoel wat gereeld aan ons oorgedra word deur die ouer generasie. Ons as die nuwe generasie kan egter nie terugdink aan hierdie gebeurtenis nie. Ons het op n daaglikse basis nuwe helde nodig, want wie van ons onthou vir Francois Pienaar wat die beker saam met Nelson Mandela in die lug gehou het? Eens trotse Springbokondersteuners kyk weg as hulle gevra word wat hulle dink gaan Saterdag met die rugby gebeur. Veral na die oorwinning van Nieu-Seeland oor

Suid-Afrika met die skokkende telling van 57-0, het rugby al hoe meer ‘n sensitiewe onderwerp geword en word die trots nie met dieselfde passie oorgedra as voorheen nie. Sport het die vermoë om n land te verenig en ‘n onbreekbare band te vorm, maar hierdie nasietrots en hoop gaan egter verlore onder die nuwe generasie. Nie net is dit besig om n skeiding onder die land se mense te veroorsaak nie, maar plaas ook al hoe meer druk op die Springbokspan om te presteer. ‘n Groot rede waarom dit kan voel asof mense hul ondersteuning verskuif het, is met die inmenging van politici wat kan veroorsaak dat spanne nie op meriete gekies word nie. Dit kan gevolglik lei tot die verswakking van ‘n span en dus begin mense liewers ander spanne ondersteun. Die vraag kan dus nou gestel word of ons as Suid-Afrikaners die verkeerde houding het of dat politieke invloed die skuld daarvoor gegee moet word...


What is action netbal actually? You could say the most obvious difference between action and outdoor netball, is that an action netball court is surrounded by nets, which then can be used for various reasons in an action netball match. Another difference is the size of the 2 courts. Action netball courts are narrower than outdoor courts and the goal circle is also smaller. The last difference is that it is played on a carpet surface, so you can imagine the carpet burns that the players experience. Other than that, there are not any other major differences. All basic netball rules apply for action. The place where you would play action netball is called an indoor arena. Now you may think, “Why the net?” In every netball match there are 7 players, but in action netball the side, back and top nets act as an “eighth player”. What that means is that if you find yourself in the rare situation where you have no one to pass the ball to, you would throw it against the net, hoping that one of your teammates catches the ball that comes flying off the net. The disadvantage of this “eighth player” is that it is completely out of bounds. If the umpire spots any part of a players body touching the net, the other team will then be given a penalty pass. This rule is called net abuse, because the net has feelings too. Netball is such a widely played sport in South Africa and action netball offers more players the chance to play their favourite sport, no matter what the weather is like. One of the best things about action netball is that it runs all year round and not only in winter, so during the school netball off.-season, you can carry on playing and you easily remain fit

and not lose any skill. The main reason for this indoor netball being called action netball, is because the game ends up being played MUCH faster because of the nets and smaller court. The disadvantage of this is that the game could become slightly rough and players become more injury-prone. Other than that, action netball is a great way for anyone to improve their netball skills, because all action netball arenas have weekly leagues where any boy or girl can register a team to play. Yes, you read right. Boys play action netball in either an all-male or mixed team. Mixed teams consist of 4 girls and 3 boys. These matches are extremely entertaining.

rid of your weekly stresses. The best thing about action netball is that it is fun and you forget that you are actually doing exercise. I strongly recommend anyone interested in joining a team to sign up for the upcoming social summer league. Rush to your nearest arena.

Within action netball you get another type of game called 6’s, which is completely different to the regular game. You have 6 players on court and you may touch, lean and fall into the net without breaking any rules. The number of points you receive also varies depending on where you shoot the ball into the hoop from. This specific type of action netball is usually only played at international level, as is requires specialized coaching. Action netball has grown so much in the past 15 years and now you can represent your province at an interprovincial tournament and then even possibly be chosen in your age group’s national action netball team which takes part in the World Cup every 3 years. The opportunities are limitless and you do not have to be the most talented netball player to include yourself in an action netball team. It is an easy way to stay active and get

Kaylie Lategan


Bloom’ in La Rochelle

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Bloom, of beter bekend as La Rochelle se danskomitee, het haar debuut hierdie jaar gemaak. Die splinternuwe komitee het vinnig ‘n besprekingspunt onder die leerders geword. Ek het met die voorsitter, Britney Taute in Gr.10, gaan gesels om meer oor die groep en haar doelwitte vir 2018 uit te vind, aangesien Juffrou Bothma die leisels van nou af gaan oorneem. Who choreographs the group’s dances? I choreograph most of the dances, or well, I try to. Usually I choreograph the dances at home and then show the girls what I came up with. If the girls are unable to do a certain move or if something doesn’t work in the routine, they are more than welcome to speak up and give their own input. Who can join the group? Auditions will be held every year and basically anyone who has rhythm, is quick to learn a new dance and loves to dance is more

than welcome to join the team. The first audition requires you to work out your own choreography, which can be anything from contemporary dance, to ballet, to hip-hop or even jazz. One of our teammates can even salsa, so the possibilities are endless. The second audition is called a choreography-audition. This basically means that I teach all the girls who went through during the first audition the same choreography and they have a limited amount of time to master the dance. This shows how fast the girls are able to learn and pick up new choreography. We also look at the girls’ facial expressions and their enthusiasm. The final team will then be selected. What role will Miss Bothma play in the dance group? I am very excited for the fact that Ms Bothma will be taking over the dance committee in 2018. Although she doesn’t have that much knowledge about dance, she will still be playing a big part in the committee. She does not cho-

reograph the dances, but after the dances have been rehearsed, she has the final say whether it will be performed or not. Everything that I want to do with the team has to be arranged with her beforehand. What do you hope to achieve in 2018? Our main goal in 2018 is to perform at 4M. That is the one thing that I am really fighting for at the moment. It would also be amazing to get the opportunity to dance at other sport events. I would love for the school to support us in everything we do just like I know they will. Dames en here, hou julle oë en ore oop, want “Bloom” is hier om vir ons ‘n ding of twee te wys. Ek het alle vertroue in die span om ons trots te maak en ek weet vir ‘n feit dat hulle nuwe hoogtes sal bereik in die toekoms.

Andrea van der Merwe


Kwartaal 4 2017  

Skop jou skoene uit, strek uit in die warm somerson en geniet die laaste uitgawe van die Avanti vir 2017. Geseënde Kersfees, met liefde die...

Kwartaal 4 2017  

Skop jou skoene uit, strek uit in die warm somerson en geniet die laaste uitgawe van die Avanti vir 2017. Geseënde Kersfees, met liefde die...

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