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Year 2 • Tuesday 3 July 2012 | Tel. 028 312 3717

The shell seekers Sara and Richard Starke have been working with oystercatchers for over 20 years. Those lucky enough to attend the slide show and talk at Betty’s Bay Library on Friday morning were enthralled by the dedication and devotion this couple have devoted to raising the profile of these beautiful birds. Read more on page 7.

Bot River: more questions JANINE VAN DER RIET Two people were arrested for arson and the police put on high alert after violence once again reared its head in Bot River yesterday (Monday) morning. According to police, a Somali shop owner was robbed of his television and his house shop set alight while about 30 residents prowled the streets in groups in the early hours of Monday morning. They also tried to set fire to two uninhabited houses between the first and second housing project sections in Bot River. The fire brigade was on the scene before the houses could be damaged. The group is believed to have been made up of former members of the dissolved Bot River Residents’ Association (BRA), whose members have been continually protesting in the area since May this year. The protest has captured much attention in the media – and raised controversial speculation around the driving forces behind it. By the time of going to print, two local men

who were reported to have been involved in driving the illegal protests had not spoken to Gazette about their involvement, or whether the protests are politically motivated to turn the DA-run Bot River into an ungovernable town so the ANC could step in. James Pheiffer, former chairperson of the BRA, dissolved the organisation after a Cape Town–based daily newspaper reported on his past associations with the ANC. Pheiffer reportedly stood as an ANC candidate in the 2011 local government elections. Anthony Appel, in his turn, is listed at number 23 on the ANC’s provincial legislature list in 1999, and a newspaper report from that year quotes him as the regional chairperson of the ANC Overberg region. Neither commented on whether they were still involved with the ANC. A Theewaterskloof Gazette reporter received an SMS from Appel’s cellphone on Sunday 24 June informing her of the next day’s protest. Sent in Afrikaans, it read, “We are having a service delivery protest in Bot River tomorrow. Anthony.”

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According to the Theewaterskloof Municipality, last week’s protest was illegal as no attempt had been made to inform the municipality of any grievances, and neither did TWK give permission for a protest. Stiffie Cronjé, spokesperson for the municipality, said that before last week’s protests erupted, resolutions between the BRA and the TWK had been discussed and that everyone was in agreement at that stage. “We had meetings with the BRA, the national Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and councillors of the TWK, and then compiled and signed the document, containing 42 issues from the BRA, with resolutions from TWK.” The BRA was dissolved before it could sign the document. Appel told Gazette on Thursday, while he was in Johannesburg, that he and Pheiffer would answer the newspaper’s written questions before deadline yesterday morning. He said Pheiffer was in hospital for serious asthma – possibly related to pepper spray used during the protests – and that they

would put a report together on Saturday. Gazette is still awaiting their response. Some of the questions raised were: ) Why was the BRA dissolved? ) According to the Theewaterskloof Municipality, no new memorandum or notice was given for the protest last Monday. Is this true? What was the latest protest about, and are you still planning to give a new memorandum to council? ) Mr Appel, SMSes were sent out the night before last Monday’s protest from your telephone to inform, among others, a journalist about the protest. In which capacity did you send this? ) What is the current and future position of the BRA? Is it disbanded? If so, why? And do you have plans to reinstate it? During an urgent media conference held last week by the TWK council, Mayor Chris Punt said the municipality “absolutely refuses” to believe the protests are related to a service delivery issue. “Rather, it is a commitment to make Theewaterskloof Municipality ungovernable.”

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Church service times Seventh Day Adventist Church: Corner of 13th Avenue and Sixth Street, Kleinmond. Saturday service at 09:30. 0 028 271 4173. Pringle Bay United Church: Corner of Crescent and Park Streets. Sunday service at 09:00. 0 028 273 8172. Kleinmond Aanbiddingsentrum : Corner of Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street. Sunday service at 09:45. 0 028 271 5694 or Pastor Gerrit Smit: 083 6336 172. Lakeside Chapel: Lakeside Drive, Betty’s Bay. Sunday service at 09:30. 0 028 272 9214. St Nicholas Anglican Church: Heide Street, Proteadorp. Morning prayer on first and third Sunday morning of every month at 10:00. Communion on second and fourth Sunday of every month. 0 028 271 3546.

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Tuesday 3 July 2012

Damesgospelgroep lê besoek af Die damesgroep, Voices for Christ, gaan binnekort Kleinmond verras met ’n gratis vertoning in die Kleinmondstadsaal. Voices for Christ bestaan al sedert 2005. Met Kaapstad as hulle hoofkwartier, bedien hulle die hele land. Voices For Christ het ten doel om die ewige evangelie van Christus Jesus aan almal te verkondig – aan alle gelowe, kerkgroepe en organisasies – deur middel van lofprysing en bediening in gewyde sang. Dié groep maak hoofsaaklik Gospelmusiek met ’n gewyde strekking en hul uiteenlopende stemme, laat ruimte vir ’n wye verskeidenheid van groep-, kwartet, duet- en solokombinasies, asook samesang met harmonie en tempowisseling – sonder om die geestelikheid en die gewyde aard van die boodskap in sang uit die oog te verloor. Hulle sal op 21 Julie om 17:00 in Kleinmond-stadsaal optree. Bespreek vandag nog om enige teleurstellings te vermy. Vir besprekings en navrae, kontak gerus vir Linda Coetzee by linda@voicesforchrist.co.za of by 082 901 3077.

Van links agter: Linda Coetzee, Amanda Beukes, Elsabé Genade. Voor: Gerda van Biljon, Marinda Wallace en Leonie Cloete.

Kleinmond Fellowship Church: 72 Sixth Street, Kleinmond. Sunday service at 09:30; Sunday school for children in Grades R to 3. Catholic Church: Twist Street, Betty’s Bay. Saturday mass at 17:30. 0 021 859 5397. St Francis Anglican Church: Services in the Roman Catholic Church, Twist Street, Betty’s Bay. Sunday Eucharist at 09:00. AGS Kerk Kleinmond: Sunday service at 18:00; Prayer service Tuesday 19:00. VCSV building, 11th Avenue. 0 Pastor Tewis de Jager: 082 771 9365 or 028 713 3988 Email your church service times to Janine van der Riet at janine@hermanustimes.co.za

REËN KRY NAWEEKPAS: Inwoners het Sondag die heerlike sonskynweer benut deur uit hulle huise te kom en langs die Kleinmond-strandmeer te ontspan. Kinders het in die speelparkie baljaar, gesinne het piekniek gehou en sommige mense het sommer net op ’n bankie gaan sit en die uitsig bewonder. Daar was ook heelwat mense op die strand. Teen Maandag was die winter weer terug en ’n nat, koue week word voorspel. FOTO: HEDDA MITTNER

Lesers kan Gazette eersdaags aanlyn besoek ’n OPWINDENDE nuwe era wag op die Gazette en sy lesers, want sewe dae van nou af kan julle ons aanlyn besoek – en reuse-pryse wen as julle as lesers registreer. Ja, Boland Media se Gazette-groep, waarvan Kleinmond Gazette ’n lid is, se gesamentlike webwerf word op 10 Julie aangeskakel. Jy sal nie net nuus uit jou eie gemeenskap daar kan lees nie, maar ook sien wat doen die Boland-bure van die Swartland, Breed-

erivier-vallei, Stellenbosch, Drakenstein en die Helderberg. Wees op die uitkyk vir video’s en fotogalerye waar jy méér van die gesigte in jou gemeenskap kan sien, en lees die kommentaar wat jou medegebruikers oor die berigte lewer. En as jy braaf genoeg is, kan jy ook jóú stuiwer in die armbeurs gooi… Maar vir eers is die groot opwinding die kompetisies waarmee ons afskop. Jy kan oor

die volgende paar weke inskryf en die kans staan om enigiets van ’n miniwegbreek (ter waarde van meer as R4 000) tot ’n Sweedse massering by ’n spa te wen. Maar onthou jy moet as gebruiker registreer om deel te neem. Moenie 10 Julie se Gazette misloop nie en registreer sommer dadelik. Ons wag met groot opwinding om jou te bedien!

Pringle Bay cheese & wine Forthcoming events of the Friends of Hangklip Library, Betty’s Bay ) 5 July : DVD presentation by Audrey McGeorge on the Camino Walk in Spain, taking place at 19:00 at Stoney Point Boat Club. ) 23 August: Kids Can presentation by Hannalie Quass at 10:30.

Cheese and wine with the Pringle baboons! The evening will be a fun-filled, light-hearted evening full of entertainment. This evening with a welcome liqueur will be held 7 July at the Pringle Bay community hall at 19:00 at only R60 per person. There will be an interesting guest speaker and an entertaining auctioneer. There promise to be numerous items to bid on and great prices, including a wine collection.

The organisers need any items you like to donate such as antique furniture, wine, vouchers of any type, beauty products, art and jewellery. The drop-off point is at destination Pringle Bay, Pringle Cove Centre. All proceeds will go towards the Pringle Bay Conservancy’s baboon project, including the soon-to-start monitor project. Tickets are limited so book now. Contact Bernard on 078 815 5708 or Kacie on 083 336 0722.


Tuesday 3 July 2012

News - Nuus

Kleinmond Gazette

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‘Verlaging is ’n klap in melkboere se gesig’ DAVID ENGELBRECHT ’n Skielike verlaging van tussen 50 en 75c per liter in die prys waarteen een van die land se grootste melkkopers melk by produsente aankoop, het boere erg bekommerd oor hul toekoms. Dit is selfs as ’n “blatante klap in die gesig” beskryf. Die aankondiging verlede week dat die koper minder vir melk gaan betaal, het opslae in die bedryf veroorsaak. Produsente probeer vasskop, maar boere met wie die Gazette gepraat het, was nie gewillig om hul name te laat publiseer nie uit vrees dat hulle geteiken word en vennootskappe skipbreuk ly. Een boer het daarop klem gelê dat hul hande reeds afgekap is en hulle nie nog skade aan verhoudinge kan bekostig nie. Die voorsitter van die Melkprodusenteorganisasie (MPO), Dean Kleynhans, het gesê die prysverlaging is volgens hul inligting “nie in lyn met die marktendense nie”. Volgens Bertus de Jongh, nog ’n lid van

die MPO, is die rede wat die koper vir sy besluit aangevoer het dat daar tans te veel melk is. “Dit klop egter nie met ons syfers en inligting nie en dis hoekom ons daaroor objekteer.” Die melkkoper se hoofuitvoerende beampte, wat volgens maatskappybeleid glo die enigste gemagtigde is om kommentaar hierop te lewer, kon nie teen ter perse gaan bereik word nie. “Ons melkprodusente kom nou uit ’n baie slegte tyd waarin pryse vir bykans vier jaar op besondere lae vlakke was,” het Kleynhans gesê. “Produsentepryse het eers van November 2011 af weer begin herstel. Daarbenewens is produsente vir ’n geruimte tyd al vasgevang in ’n erge kosteknyptang weens die deurlopende styging in pryse van voer, brandstof en elektrisiteit.” De Jongh het gesê dat boere “erg bekommerd is oor hul toekoms”. Volgens hom het ’n wye reeks faktore die afgelope jaar die boere maar min kans op hoop gegee. “Produsentepryse het vir bykans vier jaar nie gestyg nie en het maar eers in die laaste ses maande begin klim. Ook nog nie tot

vlakke waartoe hulle medeboere in die buiteland se pryse oor dieselfde vierjaar-periode gestyg het nie.” “Indien sommige melkprodusente weens hierdie prysverlaging uit die mark moet tree, sal dit onder meer ’n direkte impak hê op voedselsekuriteit,” het Kleynhans voorts gesê en verduidelik dat weens ’n verhoogde vraag na suiwel wêreldwyd – en die feit dat suiwel steeds die goedkoopste bron van proteïen vir menslike gebruik is – hou melkproduksie alreeds nie tred met die vraag nie en sal die uittrede van boere uit die bedryf dit vererger. Volgens hom het suiwel ook weens ’n sameloop van omstandighede nie die prysverhogings geniet wat “’n produk met dié hoë voedingswaarde verdien nie”. “Ongelukkig, die oomblik wat produsentepryse styg, sit al die insetverskaffers ook hul pryse op. Dit vreet dan die winsmarges vinnig op. Wanneer pryse dan daal, daal dit vinnig onder die koste van produksie,” verduidelik De Jongh. ’n Bolandse produsent wat anoniem wou

bly, het gesê die prysverlaging is ’n blatante klap in die produsente se gesig. “Ek moet bang wees vir my bedryf as ek my stem wil dik maak, maar ek word misbruik. Soos ek nou voel, sit ons produsente met min hoop.” Hy het gesê sy medeprodusente is almal teleurgestel en skop vas teen die skokkende prysvermindering. “As ons nie as ’n groep bankvas staan teen hierdie [verlaging] nie, dan gaan hulle ons net onderkry.” As raad aan produsente wat direk deur die prysverlaging geraak word, sê die MPO: “Tree in verbinding met vele van die ander kopers wat tans dringend op soek is na addisionele melk.” Kleynhans doen namens produsente ’n beroep op ander melkkopers om ter wille van stabiliteit en die toekoms van die melkbedryf nie die voorbeeld van dié bekende koper te volg nie. “Die MPO is tans besig met onderhandelings met die betrokke partye en onderneem om tot op die hoogste vlak vir die melkprodusente te beding om die volhoubaarheid van die suiwelbedryf in Suid-Afrika te verseker.”

Raising orphaned chicks MARGIE WILSON

FIT FOR A KING: Margie Wilson, a reader with a passion for photography, sent in this unique photo, of their “friend, Mr Juvenile African Goshawk”. He dropped in at about lunchtime the other day and bit off more than he could chew, she says. “So he went off, then returned for dinner. After another sumptuous meal, he departed again, leaving about a third of the ring-necked dove behind.” The following morning he came back once more and finally disappeared with the remains of the spoils. “What a sight! Needless to say we haven’t had any more pigeons or doves on the telephone wire outside since.”

Sara and Richard Starke have been working with oystercatchers for over twenty years. Those lucky enough to attend the slide show and talk at the Betty’s Bay Library on Friday morning, were enthralled by the dedication that this couple have devoted to raising the profile of these beautiful birds. Having raised four orphan chicks they now know far more about these birds than the average family knows about their children. Oystercatchers are active in our area during the period from November to the end of March. This is the time when they will lay their eggs, fledge their babies and raise their families. And despite their names, they do not eat oysters, but rather limpets, although for the first three weeks they also eat mussels. Their nests are sparse collections of rocks, kelp and stones, and the speckled eggs are so well camouflaged that they are easily damaged by unwary feet. This is why people are implored to keep their dogs and children under control in areas where their breeding is known. Almost from the moment the eggs hatch, the little fluffy down balls are on their feet and run-

ning. They move between the beaches and the rocks with the tides, swimming out on the outgoing tide and returning when the tides come in again. Their ever vigilant parents fly over head and encourage them to follow. Many oystercatcher fans have helped to create safe walkways by arranging piles of kelp for the chicks to move across the beaches. Sara and Richard have also successfully created a “home from home” for the orphaned chicks on their balcony, bringing in live limpets and periwinkles to feed their charges. Sara teaches these little birds to go into a cage each day so that she can take them down to the beach where they learn to behave like oystercatchers. As she has only had one chick at a time, this exercise has been repeated often. She walks the beach and they follow, and as they get older they fly ahead and then wait for her to catch up. It would be difficult to relate everything that Sara and Richard had to say in a short article, but they are always willing to bring their slides to any gathering that would be interested in listening to their fascinating account of their lives with these little creatures. Richard can be contacted by email at Richard@recirc.co.za

Pringle Bay’s primate plan After a recent meeting organised by the Pringle Bay Conservancy about the problems baboons are causing in the area, an action plan was compiled by the Pringle Bay Baboon Action Group (PBBAG) subcommittee to address the issue. The PBBAG is a Pringle Bay Conservancy initiative in association with the Pringle Bay Ratepayers’ Association and Pringle Bay Business Forum. The action plan aims to achieve the following objectives: 1. Establish a telephone hotline residents and visitors can use to report baboon incidents and advise baboon monitors on the location of the troop. 2. Make residents and visitors aware of the baboon problem plaguing Pringle Bay, advise them of the actions being taken to address the problem, and warn them not to feed the baboons. The awareness campaign will include the compilation and distribution of a poster documenting the baboon problem and the 10 key actions residents and visitors can take to prevent baboons from finding food around human settlments. One of the suggestions is to design and distribute the following bumper sticker: “If you feed our wild baboons, we have to kill them.” 3. Keep the baboons out of town by devising a monitor operation protocol and recruiting, training and equipping volun-

teers to carry it out. 4. Raise funds for the Pringle Bay Baboon Action Group’s activities and initiatives. 5. Reduce the amount of refuse in Pringle Bay to which the baboons have access. This waste management plan includes the following ideas: ) Sort out the refuse station at the entrance to town by fitting a wire mesh roof and self-closing gate. ) Ensure the refuse station is properly used. ) Ensure the bins at the refuse station are regularly emptied. ) Remove all blue plastic swivel drums in Pringle Bay. ) Ensure all refuse bins in the town are baboon-proofed and emptied twice a week. ) Ensure all residents who put out waste for Monday collection do so in baboon-proof bins. Any waste not put out in accordance with this should incur a fine of R500. ) Continue arranging for Law Enforcement to accompany refuse trucks, with monthly reporting back to the PBBAG on actions and fines. ) Encourage businesses to manage their waste better, and get them to help manage the waste bins in the vicinity of their business premises.

THE CANSA CAUSE: As part of the duties involved in taking part in the Wineland Winter Queen pageant, Chantal Witthuhn from Kleinmond recently hosted another event in aid of Cansa. Kleinmond Primary School’s principal allowed Witthuhn to run the tuck shop at the school for a day, and all the profits made went to Cansa. The school’s show of support didn’t end there: it was civvies day for the children, and they had the option of wearing pink and white in support of Cansa. “It was wonderful – most of the children, especially the girls, showed off their pink and white outfits,” Witthuhn says. “I raised R1 350 in total between the tea event at the Art Café and the tuck shop; it will go towards Cansa and my campaign.”


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Kleinmond Gazette

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Column

The poor tremble when winter comes Questions need answers

The “service delivery” theme continues in Bot River, but this week our front page article raises more questions than answers. Service delivery needs earnest attention from all levels of government and at times residents confuse the three tiers of government with one another, demanding housing or schools from a local authority when these can be provincial or national government functions. Assertions that the recent protests in Bot River were based on political motivations rather than true service delivery concerns have informed the local authority’s response to the protests. But community leaders who previously chose to speak on behalf of residents this week failed to respond to pertinent questions from the Gazette, and thus far have also not provided the local authority with further clarity on protesters’ grievances. But if the grievances are indeed still about service delivery, we should be worried if promises were made and not kept. It is essential, though, that service delivery concerns are communicated to the correct authorities and that opportunities to engage with these authorities are used for the betterment of service from government. Surely this is what protesters desire?

With the onset of winter, we have been facing an onslaught of howling winds and torrential rains. The ripped-off guttering on my garage had to be repaired and my neighbours, Peter and Colleen, had to call in the builders after a particularly nasty storm. The fortunate ones prepared well for our wet season by sealing windows, fixing leaking roofs and effecting general maintenance on the home or around the property. Hardware stores and handymen are experiencing a roaring trade, and for the unseasoned lay people like the majority of us, it is a matter of keeping fingers crossed and hoping nothing untoward happens. It is also that time of the year when insurance companies fear the worst. They hate handing out money that is rightfully yours anyway, and each bit of home damage needs to be accounted for. Rainfall is a seasonal necessity as any farmer will tell you – the crops need water. Our dam levels are also dependent on the rains. There are places in South Africa that are currently experiencing severe water shortages, so any kind of wet weather is welcomed. However, there is a downside to the gifts of nature. The first time I saw snow, I received at least four telephone calls from people wanting me to enjoy the white flakes coating the cars and sidewalks. Unfortunately at the time, the social benefits

of the country had been cut and people who should have been in hospitals and places of care were being sent out into the streets. The homeless were also being evicted from the underground subway system where it was warm and driven aboveground, where the cold and snow were waiting. People died and were given paupers’ burials. Since then I cannot look at snow without experiencing a measure of sadness. Here we have marginalised communities bearing the brunt of the harshness of winter. Workers having to travel long distances in the pouring rain and school children walking to places of learning barefoot become the norm. In the informal housing sector flooding occurs regularly, and when the wind unleashes its power, it is not the guttering or a window being blown out that matter – but entire sections of someone’s home. Houses have physically shifted when faced by the lethal combination of rain and wind. Years ago, when the authorities brutally implemented the squatters act, impoverished communities were forcibly evicted from places like Unibell, Werkgenot and Modderdam during the middle of a particularly terrible winter. The people of Cape Town showed how big their hearts were and an organisation called Shelter was born. People gave of their skills, time and money. It was a case

in which people of all religious, sexual. political and colour persuasions felt the need to help. Obviously this is a concern for government, but civil society can assist on many levels. It is the reason why the call by Gazette for warm clothing and blankets is so important. It locates us as a caring community, and it is a proactive stance that denies us the label of uninvolved. There are parents who struggle to feed their children, let alone clothe them. As a parent , I cannot ignore what our winters are capable of inflicting on the very young. People can read dispassionately about a car accident when adults are killed, but when a group of children is killed in a similar event, everyone pauses. I am my brothers’ and sisters’ keeper.

Bot River protests ‘should not be a surprise’ to the municipality The story that is being spread that Pearl Stanfield is responsible for the lack of delivery of social housing in Bot River is not true. The fact is that she was not the ward councillor for Bot River when the proposed IDP (Integrated Development Plan) budget was drawn up and promulgated by TWK – and in fact she was not even a councillor at all at the time. The ward councillor at the time was James Pheiffer. I was a member of the Bot River Ward Council when Ms Stanfield was elected, and at this forum made it very clear that the then proposed IDP capital expenditure excluded housing in Bot River for the following year, as well as any other capital expenditure. I saw the potential for work for the unemployed in Bot River totally eroded by the fact that there would be no capital spent in the area. Upon further enquiry, I was told that the problems of housing were greater in other TWK areas. My protests went unheeded. The ward council has no power to affect

TWK decisions anyway. I seriously doubt that my protests were heard beyond the closed ward council meetings. There was a public meeting where the municipal manager defended the IDP proposal. The current service delivery protests are a direct result of no capital expenditure in the area. This should not be a surprise to the TWK officials who drew up this IDP expenditure plan, including the municipal manager. The silence from the TWK municipality as to why Bot River was excluded from the IDP budgeting for this year is beyond my understanding. The affected protesting population is certainly being misled by their spokesmen about the lack of housing delivery and who is responsible therefore. The understanding of procedure for housing budgeting is beyond the majority of ordinary people, including myself. Exactly who develops the IDP proposals and which committee accepts the proposal that ultimately gets put into practice is a mystery. This mystery committee should answer the

complaints of the people of Bot River. Several people have told me that they voted for Pearl Stanfield on the basis of her promises to provide free housing for them in the 2011 calendar year. I cannot verify if this is true because she never said this to me. If she did, she deserves the wrath of her voters.

GARTH CHAIT Stiffie Cronjé, spokesperson for the Theewaterskloof Municipality, said in response to this letter that the writer was “more than welcome” to contact the TWK office directly to discuss the matter.

Rubriek

Selfverryking­euwel kelder die mensdom ONDER die fontein agter my huisie het ek ’n dammetjie gegrawe. Twee meter onder die oppervlak kom ek af op twee netjiese klipwerktuie, opvallend anders weens hul kleur, tekstuur en fatsoen. Die stamper van grys graniet en die skraper van klipharde kwartsiet se makers moes destyds hier naby die fontein gewoon het, waarskynlik in die vlak sinkgat net daarbo. Wie was hierdie voorgangers van my en wat sou van hulle geword het? Ons weet baie oor die ampermense wat ons voorafgegaan het, maar die hele Homostamboom is in sommige opsigte nog onvolledig. Ons eie spesie ken ons goed – die eerste ware Homo sapiens het êrens tussen Mosselbaai en Blombos ontstaan, vanwaar hulle uiteindelik die hele wêreld tydens ’n verstommende eksodus bevolk het. ’n Meer onlangse raaisel is die talle stokoue metropole wat op onverklaarbare wyse ten gronde gegaan het. Ons ken die oorblyf-

sels van Troje, Mohenjo-Daro (in Indië), Machu Picchu, Babilon, Angkor Wat, almal eens groot, welvarende stede wat mettertyd bedek is deur woestynsand of oorgroei is deur oerwoud. Klimaatverandering, natuurrampe en oorloë verklaar sommige se einde, maar die mees insigryke verklaring is dat baie van hulle die slagoffers was van sistematiese ongelykheid. Hierdie verdwene samelewings het vermoedelik gegroei en gebloei totdat een sektor uiteindelik só baie van die beskikbare hulpbronne ingepalm het dat die uitgeslotenes uit wanhoop eenvoudig in opstand moes kom. Die gevolglike konflik het die hele samelewing dan verwoes en almal moes verkas. Dan het die oerwoud teruggegroei en die duine weer aangewaai gekom. Dié skynbaar ingebore gebrek aan mededeelsaamheid van die mensdom, wat indruis teen elke morele en etiese lering, bly ’n raaisel. Vra een van diegene wat blyk-

baar elke wakende oomblik aan selfverryking bestee, wat die lewe nog kan bied as jy reeds ’n groot woonhuis of twee, strandhuis, wildplaas, woonstel in Parys, dosyne motors, bote, ’n genommerde bankrekening en miskien selfs ’n vliegtuig of helikopter ook het (dis nou benewens ander voordele soos ’n modelskone vrou, ’n langer lewe en gunstige hofuitsprake…). Ek voorspel jou navraag sal gewoon as afguns afgemaak of onbeantwoord gelaat word. Daar is twee aspekte aan hierdie maniese selfverryking. Die eerste is dat die aarde se hulpbronne in die volgende eeu of wat uitgeput gaan wees, wat beteken wat jy ook al in jou sak of mond gaan druk, toenemend uit iemand anders s’n sal moet kom. Navorsing toon tweedens dat besittings en voorregte geen blywende plesier bied nie, wel die onbevredigde strewe daarna. Ek lees oor ’n soort “gelukkigheidsindeks”, waarop Suid-Afrika die derde laaste plek

beklee. Ons is ook na aan wêreldkampioen wat sistemiese ongelykheid betref, wat self iets sê. Ek staan eenmaal in ’n hysbak met een van ons superrykes en sy aantreklike vrou. Hy het woordeloos en verveeld na elke hoek gekyk, mevrou stroef na die vloer. Die wedersydse ongeneentheid oorverdowend. Daardie ou wat die klipwerktuie agter my huis sit en maak het, was bepaald meer tevrede met sy maaksels en sy lot as die ou in die hysbak, sou ek raai. fouriejh@mweb.co.za


Tuesday 3 July 2012

News - Nuus

HEADING: Kleinmond Fellowship Kerk is baie betrokke by van die kleuterskole in die dorp. Daar word speelgoed gemaak, truie gebrei en kruideniersware geskenk. Hier is 25 mussies wat een van die lidmate gebrei het en wat aan Bambanani Creche geskenk is. Inwoners wat graag wil help brei of wol skenk, kan vir Corrie Gerber bel op 028 271 4437. FOTO: PIETA PIETERSE

Kleinmond Gazette

Leerlinge by die Bambanani Crèche in Kleinmond is almal bederf met ’n kleurvolle gebreide mussie vir die koue Wintermaande. FOTO: PIETA PIETERSE

Message from the CPF

Get in on the used goods act New database  to The Hangklip–Kleinmond Community Police Forum wishes to draw the attention of all registered secondhand goods and scrap metal dealers, potential dealers and – especially – those conducting business without the necessary registration, to the provisions of the Secondhand Goods Act, which came into effect on 1 May 2012 to regulate the industry. The Kleinmond SAPS have established a Secondhand Goods Forum that meets with dealers every month. Warrant Officer Lakey of Kleinmond is the designated officer dealing with these matters should the need arise to contact the SAPS for more information regard-

ing registration. The act prescribes the conditions of operation of registered dealers and the powers of the SAPS to carry out routine inspections, search-and-seizure, and penalties for noncompliance. Anyone interested can look up the act on Google. The act provides the police with an enabling regulatory framework through which secondhand goods dealers and pawnshop owners can be permanently put out of business if found to be involved in the selling of stolen goods. The act requires dealers to report suspicious transactions if the seller attempts to provide false particulars, or if the goods

are suspected of having been stolen or tampered with, ultimately placing greater responsibility on dealers. It is therefore essential that all dealers acquaint themselves with the appropriate restrictions, since they may not change the form or alter the appearance of goods, nor may they be in possession of any cable consisting of controlled metal of which the cover has been burnt. This will further strengthen the hand of law enforcement in dealing with cable theft in the country, which continues to have a serious impact on the growth of the economy.

COMMUNITY POLICE FORUM

Warm feet, warm hearts Shoprite and Checkers have joined forces with SABC2’s Hectic Nine-9 “AWEHness” initiative to help keep feet warm this winter. With many winter charity drives focusing on blanket collections, Hectic Nine-9 and the supermarkets have decided to address a different need by collecting as many

new pairs of socks and shoes as possible over the next month. Members of the public are encouraged to open their hearts and help families in need by donating new socks and shoes of all sizes to this worthy cause. Donations can be placed in the winter collection SOS (“Socks Or Shoes”) trolleys

that have been made available at the entrances of Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper supermarkets. All new socks and shoes donated will be distributed by Shoprite and Checkers to less fortunate organisations and communities following the campaign’s culmination on Friday 3 August.

combat loss of skills The Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC) of the Cape of Good Hope is launching its skills database, a strategy designed to retain the skills of those employees considered to be unemployed within the building and construction industry. With an annual trade turnover of up to 45%, the need to maintain this intelligence is critical. The database, scheduled to go live at the end of June, is the first of its kind for the industry. This essential tool is designed to help combat the cyclical nature of the building and construction industry, a trend that adversely affects the demand for labour. “This industry can’t afford to lose its skilled labour force during a downturn period, as once the industry starts to expand again, the critical skills base will be required on short term notice,” says Arnold Williams, secretary for the Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope). The entire database comprises close to 500 000 employees’ records, dating back to 1983, and is the result of years of IT development. The information captured within the database is available, free of charge, to all compliant employers to ensure that they have access to the skills that are lacking at any point in time, and from which the industry as a whole can benefit.

“We have on average about 800 compliant employers at any given time, and we are once again rewarding those employers who subscribe to good corporate governance,” says Williams. Non-compliant contractors will not be able to access these critical skills and will therefore be at a disadvantage. The database is a comprehensive record, focusing on all artisan and semi-skilled trades. In addition to these, other employment categories, such as drivers, general workers, labourers and cleaners, are included. The details of between 8 000 and 10 000 employees, who are considered to be unemployed over a rolling 12month period, will include name, trade category, address and contact telephone number. The one thing the council will not be able to confirm is the competency of each individual on the database. “Compliant employers will have their requirements emailed to them as soon as they make the request online,” concludes Williams. All that compliant employers have to do is to log on to the BIBC website, select the “Labour Bureau” tab and follow the relevant instructions. If you are thinking of building, ensure that your contractor is compliant with the BIBC by logging onto www.bibc.co.za or phoning the council’s offices on 0 021 950 7400.

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General - Algemeen

Kleinmond Gazette

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Om te toor met ’n goeie lens en tegniek DEON JOUBERT Met die sagte gedruis van reën op die dak het ons Michael Flemming se kommentaar gevolg op die inskrywings van hierdie maand se kompetisie met die tema “Horlosies”. Dit is werklik verbasend om te sien hoe innoverend die fotograwe die onderwerpe van die kompetisies benader. Nadat Michael al die foto’s bespreek het is die volgende wenners aangewys: Eervolle vermelding – Alex Boonzaaier (2), Nico Jacobs, Eckhard Kalwa en Pieta Pieterse met in die derde plek Gerhard van Helsdingen, tweede Juanita Jacobs en in die eerste plek Ronél Geldenhuys. Veels geluk aan die wenners. Die wenfoto’s word by Kleinmond Apteek, Spar Supermark, Kleinmond-biblioteek en in die kerksaal vertoon. Dit was Michael Flemming se aand en hy het hierna voortgegaan om sy kennis van verskillende lense vir SLR kamera’s te verduidelik. Die beter lense sal jou ’n goeie foto gee oor die hele spektrum van f2.8 tot f32, waar ’n swakker lens dit nie kan doen nie. So, indien jy ’n goeie lens wil aanskaf, sal dit die moeite werd wees om uit een van die meer bekende handelsname te kies. Toe het hy van sy foto’s gewys van die Kleinmond-omgewing en die groter Overberg. Dit is werklik ’n belewenis om te sien wat ’n bedrewe fotograaf met die regte toerusting kan vermag. Sy tonele van sand, water, die see, rotse, bome, berge en natuurlik die gesaaides van die Overberg is elkeen ’n kunswerk op sy eie. Hy het ook skyfies vertoon wat vir ons gewys het wat met ’n bietjie moeite en verbeelding vermag kan word. Dit is absoluut asemrowend wat hy geskep het uit verskillende papierpatrone wat hy afgeneem het en dan twee skyfies oor mekaar geplaas het, weer afge-

neem het en siedaar, ’n pragtige abstrakte kunswerk. Daar was ook ’n aantal foto’s van ligweerkaatsings in glaspanele met verskillende patrone. Wat ’n lus vir die oog. Baie dankie Michael dat jy dit met ons gedeel het. Dankie aan ons borge wat ons help om van die Kiekieklub ’n sukses te maak, by name Kleinmond Superspar, Kleinmond Apteek en ASK Security. Ons volgende byeenkoms is 31 Julie om 19:00 in die Biblioteeksaal. Die kompetisie se tema is “Lyne” en moet nie later as 12:00 op 27 Julie ingehandig word (in my posbus). Sue Stuckie sal ’n aanbieding doen oor hul ervarings tydens die Donkiestap in Gamkaskloof of “Die Hel”, soos dit ook bekendstaan. Die reëls vir u inskrywings bly dieselfde, met ’n maksimum van twee foto’s per persoon en die foto’s moet asseblief ’n “Jumbo” (15 x 10 mm) grootte wees wat op ’n B4 (die helfte van A4) vel ligte wit karton gemonteer is. Onthou ook om wondergom te gebruik om die foto’s te

monteer. Ons program vir die res van die jaar is soos volg: Tema’s: Julie – Lyne. Augustus – Kinders. September – Emosies. Oktober – Ope kategorie en November – Selfone. Daar sal ook twee werksessies aangebied word met kamerategnieke in Augustus en naby foto’s in Oktober. Sien julle daar, maar onthou om julle kamera’s te laat werk, werk, werk, werk. Kontak Deon Joubert op 028 271 3069 of 082 412 5976 of Yvonne Olivier op 028 271 5180 vir enige verdere inligting. Dagboek: ) 27 Julie: Foto’s vir die kompetisie met die tema “Lyne” moet nie later as 12:00 ingehandig word nie. ) 31 Julie: Die Kiekieklub byeenkoms om 19:00 in die Biblioteeksaal. Die inskrywings vir die kompetisie met die tema “Lyne” sal beoordeel word. Sue Stuckie sal ’n aanbieding doen oor die Donkiestap in die Gamkaskloof (“Die Hel”)

Ronel Geldenhuys - Eerste plek

Juanita Jacobs – Tweede plek

Pieta Pieterse – Eervolle vermelding

Eckhard Kalwa – Eervolle vermelding

Gerhard van Helsdingen – Derde plek

Alex Boonzaaier – Eervolle vermelding

Alex Boonzaaier – Eervolle vermelding

Nico Jacobs – Eervolle vermelding


Tuesday 3 July 2012

General - Algemeen

Kleinmond Gazette

Meet a local What is your name and where do you live? My name is Uli Rietmann and my town is Kleinmond. What makes your town so special? Kleinmond’s tranquility, the hiking trails, the sea, the ease of living, great police station, great post office, great garage (ST Motors), the Blau Bakkie, great coffee at La Pause, and many other friendly shops. Yes, I often refer to Kleinmond as second in the queue after Paradise. What would you like to change in the area? My perception is that the DA-run Overstrand municipality is slowly but surely strangling the economic climate of this town. It is as if we, the people of Kleinmond, are being milked dry. This decreases the spending power of households and in turn reflects negatively in the turno- Uli Rietmann is retired, lives in Kleinmond and lea rned the ver of the many shops. There art of oil painting which he loves to do. is a saying, and I quote “Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.”. This sim- which I produce large quantities of mainly ply put is that amongst others and for ex- tomatoes, beans, spinach and herbs. I use ample, the closure of Karweiderskraal my computer daily to keep abreast of fidumping site and the proposed increase nancial happenings and news events. Corin the monthly tariffs for refuse removal responding with my friends and family is is the result of lack of planning and now a most rewarding activity. it becomes an emergency on the part of Who would you like to invite to dinthe rate payers. I would like to see that eve- ner and why? ry ratepayer become a member of the Rate I’d love to have Tony Ehrenreich and Payers Association. Marius Fransman share a chop and a drop If you did not live here, where would with me. They can chat away, I’ll listen you like to live? patiently. I’ll ask them why they consistI have visited virtually every habitable ently criticise any positive action by the town from Plettenberg Bay to Lamberts Western Cape provincial government, Bay and the most “plusses” and the least why are they always in the “destructive “minusses” can be attributed to Klein- competition mode!” So far I’ve not heard mond. The countryside of Devon and a single positive proposal or action from Cornwall in England appeals to me and if them. I could afford it why not half a year in What is the best advice you’ve ever Kleinmond and the other half in England. been given, and what advice can you What kind of work do you do and why give to others? do you enjoy it? My dad always used to say: “Discipline I simply love working at my retire- equals freedom and freedom equals disciment – doing nothing! Not quite true. I dis- pline”. This simply means that you will covered painting with oils here in Klein- never have freedom without discipline. If mond – that keeps me busy. My garage- we all adhere to the ten commandments cum-studio is full of paintings and I have we will all enjoy complete freedom. This been able to sell a few. I walk (hike) and is also my advice to others – be disciplined cycle a lot. Gardening is also close to my in your everyday life and that will include heart and I have a small veggie garden on stopping at a stop street!

Wat is jou naam en waar woon jy? Zelda Botma. Ek woon in Bettysbaai. Wat maak jou dorp en omgewing spesiaal? Ek hou van die ongerepte natuurskoon en veral die reuk van Bettysbaai. Toe ek die eerste keer baie jare gelede hier gekom het, het ek verlief geraak op die vars see- en fynbosreuke. Ek onthou dit was ’n April-vakansie en toe ek uit die kar klim het ek onmiddellik gedink: “Dít is waar ek wil aftree en eendag wil doodgaan.” Ek het 50 jaar in Pretoria gewoon voordat ek my erf in Sunnyseas gekoop het en my huis gebou het. Ek woon nou al 12 jaar hier en is baie geheg aan die omgewing. Ek swem feitelik elke dag, selfs dwarsdeur die winter, en ek gaan stap elke dag met my honde. Hier is pragtige strande en elkeen is anders. Saans is daar die helder sterrehemel van Bettysbaai. En dan woon hier ook nog die interessantste mense – baie van my vriende is ware sielsgenote. Wat sou jy graag aan jou omgewing wou verander? Die huise wat mense hier bou. Die meeste is stadshuise en nie strandhuise nie – hulle pas glad nie hier in nie en ontsier net die omgewing. Bettysbaai is ’n ‘conservation village’ en die huise weerspieël nie die eiesoortige karakter van Bettysbaai nie. Ek wens daar was strenger bouregulasies soos op Paternoster of Cape St Francis. As jy nie hier gewoon het nie, waar sou jy graag wou woon? Nêrens anders nie! Maar as ek sou moés… miskien Prins Albert. Watter soort werk doen jy en hoekom geniet jy dit? Ek is ’n afgetrede kleuteronderwyseres en werk al die afgelope 34 jaar by markte vir ’n aanvullende inkomste. Ek het nog altyd van naaldwerk en appliekwerk gehou, en maak gebruiksartikels soos waslappe en vadoeke wat ek by markte vanaf Somerset-Wes tot by Hermanus verkoop. Dit Zel da Botma beteken dat ek dikwels

nagte deur moet werk en ek is elke naweek by ’n mark. Ek wens soms ek het meer tyd gehad vir my ander belange soos die botaniese vereniging, die voëlklub en fietsry. Ek is ook ’n groot leser. [Zelda se huis is propvol boekrakke.] Wie sal jy graag vir ete wil nooi en hoekom? Vir Madiba. En dan sal ek my kinders ook nooi sodat hulle hom ook kan ontmoet. Ek het ’n groot bewondering vir Madiba – sy leierskap, integriteit en die mensliewendheid wat hy uitstraal. Wat is die beste raad wat jy nog ooit ontvang het en watter raad sal jy aan ander gee? Die beste raad wat ek ooit ontvang het was van my vriendin Elize Grey wat gesê het: “Make moments matter.” My raad aan ander is altyd om begrip en respek vir jou medemens te hê. Om die mooi in die lewe raak te sien. En om elke vandag en môre toe te vertrou aan die Een wat die ewigheid in Sy hand hou.

Foto: HEDDA MITTNER

If you know of an interesting person in the Overstrand/Overberg area, please send us their details, and they can become the next Meet A Local. Send details to janine@hermanustimes.co.za.

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Loans up to R100 000 to all government and municipal workers. Blacklisted welcome. Consolidations also available. Please call Shireen on 084 855 2767.

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Fisherhaven | Hawston | Kleinmond | Bettysbaai | Pringlebaai | Rooi-Els

Year 2 • Dinsdag 3 Julie 2012 | Tel. 028 312 3717

Look after your tackle and it won’t let you down SO often after fishing from sunrise to sunset an angler returns home tired – and if it was a good day still has to clean the fish. It’s then a real chore to clean and pack away the tackle. Wetsuits must be sprayed down and hung up to drain and dry, the bait box must be cleaned, and the rod and reel also properly washed down and dried. The common practice of spraying the reel down with a pressure hose is not a good idea as it forces the water onto the bearings and inside the reel, even when the drag is tightened. Some anglers prefer to dip the reel into hot water to clean the salt water from it. This is also not advised. In my opinion the best thing to do with the reel after a day of fishing is remove it from the rod and then wipe it down with a clean, damp cloth, then dry it off and spray some lubricant onto it. While doing this it is not a bad idea to gently wash the rod under fresh running water and dry it off to remove the salt residue that can build up on the rod. Before spraying lubricant onto the reel,

loosen the drag and then place the reel somewhere safely to dry. One so often sees rods and reels just hung up on a rack or leaned against the wall after a day of fishing, which causes corrosion and leaves a green deposit on the reel. If left for a long time, this can destroy the reel and even lift the chrome plating off it. Really good practice is, after every second outing, to remove the outer side-plate of the

reel or open the reel up and lubricate all the spool bearings. Even pour a drop of oil into the spindle hole and give the mechanism a few turns, adding a touch of grease to the spool shaft, before replacing the side plate. After doing this the star drag must be loosened completely, the reel turned upside down and the cavity filled with a few drops of oil. Then it must be turned upwards so that the oil in the cavity can run down the shaft onto the outside shaft bearing, which is assisted by a few turns of the handle. The reel can be left on a newspaper to let the excess oil drain; it can be wiped off the next morning before storage. Always store the reel with the drag completely loosened. When buying a new reel, it is a good idea to keep the accompanying brochures and diagrams if you have time to service your own reels. This is not as daunting as it sounds – if the reel is slowly dismantled and the parts carefully placed in small trays so that each can be reassembled in the correct sequence according to the exploded view of the reel on the diagram supplied. If you really get stuck with the reel I will always be prepared to help you, and so will

the staff at the fishing section at Somerset Sport at Somerset Mall. Due the stormy winter weather, there is not much fishing news available locally. Earl Fenwick, who spent a weekend at Struisbaai, mentioned that five of the professional 10-men boats out during the weekend only had three “bakke” of silver fish and red Romans after 10 hours of fishing on Saturday. I received an interesting call from Somerset West resident Lourens Kruger wishing to know if I or anyone else had any sightings of the clawless otter in the Gordon’s Bay area during the past weekend. He told me he had seen a group of clawless otter parents and a pup near Nun’s Pool at Gordon’s Bay on Saturday. One of the angling groups nearby fed the little otter by throwing it a small fish, which it immediately ate. Otters are also often seen in the old harbour in Gordon’s Bay, and at buoy 15. I’ve seen them while fishing in Kogel Bay at sunset, and twice had the fortune of seeing them run past me along the beach. For all your reel repairs and services, contact Art on 0 021 854 3831. Send your fishing news and photos to 2 bjridgway@telkomsa.net.

Wie skrik nou vir ’n ou Kaapse stormpie?  CAROL MOSTERT The forecast predicted “mild northwester with a 60% chance of rain”. Being in the land of the Stormers, we cyclists welcome the challenge of a little rain and wind. So, recently, with the early morning light still fresh in the sky (about 09:00), three lycra clad cyclists left Die Stoor in Kleinmond for a three-day self-supported cycle tour. Carrying their tents, sleeping bags, food, red wine, other stuff and cooking gear. The downwind going on Day 1 to the immaculate Onrus caravan park was easy. “The exhilaration of being outdoors, on a bicycle, in the Overberg is sadly understated,” said Braam. “There is no other way to really experience the smells of nature”. “Pity,” said Roger “that the smells of nature are diluted with obnoxious vehicle fumes”. At the Onrus camp we met Hester, Johan and their children. We all reminisced about our cycling experiences and then shared an early fire as the predicted foul weather started moving in. We had some fine lamb and wors, washed down with some of the Cape’s best. As the cold front was approaching slowly, we could warm ourselves at the fire till late before the heavens opened. Snug in our sleeping bags, we were entertained by the drumming of the rain on our tents. Saterdagoggend word in die reën opgepak. Twee fietsryvriende (wat naamloos sal bly), wat Dag 2 saam sou ry Tesselaarsdal toe, sluit by die drie nat Kleinmonders aan. “Is julle bedot?” wil hulle weet. “Die ligte wind

met 60% reën is opgradeer na stormsterk wind met 100% kans vir reën en julle wil steeds die Hemelen-Aarde-pad ry?” “Kom mense,” sê Braam, “ons gaan hou vergadering in die Coffee Shop hier anderkant en dan bespreek ons strategie.” Die spannetjie besluit hulle het drie opsies – ry verder Tesselaarsdal toe, bly in Onrus vir die dag of ry terug Kleinmond toe. Die warm en geurige koffie toets die fiets- Roger Page, Carol Mostert en Braam le Roux. ryers se vasberadenheid om die toer te voltooi. Ná die voor- en halwe toer was steeds beter as om voor die nadele van die opsies goed in die warm win- TV te lê en rugby kyk. Sal hulle dit weer kel deurtrap is, wen “common sense” en be- doen? “JA beslis!” kom dit uit een mond. sluit die groep om terug te ry Kleinmond toe. The weekend of 4 and 5 August we are do“You know,” says Roger, “it is unbelieva- ing it again (in sunshine, promise!). This ble the way a road can change when you cy- time we are going to camp in the wonderful cle the one way with the breeze at your back biosphere at Kogel Bay camping site on the and then return into a hurricane. Going False Bay coast, between Gordon’s Bay and back we never even noticed the ‘smells of Kleinmond. Friends and family are welcome nature’ – as Braam refers to the smell of wet to join us for a break away. We will provide fynbos – nor were we aware of anything oth- warm showers, a bon fire and braai-grid. er than the damn wind and rain in our faces. For more information please contact CarBut it was still memorable.” ol on 079 314 4368 or email kleinmondfietsTerug in Kleinmond het die drie gaan klub@gmail.com. stort, warm aangetrek en saamgestem die Laat die kettings kraak!

Roger busy with his tent at Onrus.


Kleinmond Gazette 3 July 2012  

Kleinmond Gazette 3 July 2012

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