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Theewaterskloof |Bredasdorp | Napier

Year 3 • Tuesday 26 February 2013 | Tel. 028 214 1294

Greyton fights back ANNETTE THERON

An increase in property-related crime in Greyton has led to residents establishing a neighbourhood watch, the police increasing patrols, and the tourism bureau advising members on improving security. But some residents say the publicity surrounding the increase is blown out of proportion and might be harmful to the town’s image as a quiet country haven. Property-related crime increased by 65% in January this year compared to January last year. This category includes burglaries, theft of motor vehicles, theft out of motor vehicles and stock theft. Arson and malicious damage to property went up by 34%, while general theft, fraud and shoplifting increased by 9%. Drug-related crime, drunken driving and selling liquor without a licence increased by 60%. However, Captain Gustav Tamboer, station commander of the Genadendal/Greyton police, points out that there was a 22% decrease in contact crime like murder, rape, assaults and robberies in January compared to January last year. “The problem in Greyton is housebreaking and theft,” Tamboer says. According to him, laptops, cellphones, i-Pods and jewellery are the most common items stolen. He attributes these crimes to drug and alcohol abuse, unemployment and poverty. In an effort to curb the crime problem, a neighbourhood watch was es-

tablished in November last year, and security companies came on board. According to Tamboer, this proved fruitful. “Community participation is most important. Due to information from the community, we have been able to make several arrests, as well as confiscate some of the stolen property. The high visibility of police vehicles in Greyton is another deterrent.” Tamboer says the success rate of apprehending suspects increased from 50% to 70% since January. The problem of break-ins received prominent attention in a recent report in a Cape Town-based daily newspaper, and some residents feel the publicity has been out of proportion to the problem. A resident whose house was burgled earlier this year says she still thinks Greyton is a wonderful place and that the prevalence of crime has been blown out of proportion. “One expects a small town to become immune to petty theft, but it is an unrealistic expectation because crime happens all over.” Jenny Duncan, chairperson of the Greyton Tourism Bureau, says that Greyton has sadly become the focus of what is actually happening in all towns along the coast. “It is a tragedy that people are beginning to associate Greyton with crime; it is going to have a negative impact on us.” She admits that they have crime in Greyton, but believes there has been an under reporting of crime in the past. “We have a new police captain and we are supporting him fully. What we are doing is encouraging all of our self-catering establishments to

KANSA-AFLOS ’N GROOT SUKSES: Tessa Hanekom en haar skoonsus Thilka het albei aan die pas afgelope Kansa Relay for Life by Overberg Hoërskool se sportgronde deelgeneem en sê dit was ’n groot sukses. “Dit is die eerste keer dat ons deelneem en daar is soveel moeite gedoen met die Luminaria-seremonie toe die kerse aangesteek is. Ons sake-onderneming, Bosman Smit Pretorius, het 14 mense ingeskryf vir ’n span ter ondersteuning van kanker.” Hier sit die span (in pienk) op die pawiljoen tydens die amptelike opening van die aflosren. FOTO: VERSKAF

have burglar bars and alarms put in, just as an extra precaution, as you would, living in the city.” Mary Faure, owner of Francolin Guest Cottage in Greyton, says that she doesn’t believe it is a spike, but rather a long-term trend. “It’s probably spurred on by tik users. I don’t live in Greyton, but the petty and opportunistic thieving has certainly become worse.” She says guests at their cottage imagine that life in the village is safe and secure and tend to leave doors standing open, or unlocked. “The temptation is huge. It seems to me that as people become more vigilant and keep doors secured, the pilferers and tik and alcohol addicts become more desperate and reckless when

they try to gain entry into homes.” She doesn’t think that tourism in Greyton will be affected. “The village crime is nowhere near the level of violence and danger of city crime. And it is such a stunning village.” Alan Armstrong, chairperson of the Greyton Neighbourhood Watch, says the crime in the area is “pretty much” the same as in the crime spike in Napier and Bredasdorp. “There is a big problem in the Western Cape and it seems to have started in the urban areas and moved to the rural areas. Poor communities around the country villages have formed little crime syndicates.” He says country communities are not used to security systems, but a number of residents have upgraded

their security systems to make themselves less vulnerable. Tamboer says the community’s efforts are starting to pay off. “It is clear to me that the community is coming to the fore by reporting criminal activities in our area and therefore I must salute you. “More and more stolen goods are being recovered due to valuable information from you as the community. More and more information regarding illegal liquor and drug outlets suddenly arises. This relates into proper planning from our side to address them harshly. “Liquor and drug outlets are the priorities for this year and this is a friendly warning to those dealing with this root cause of crime.”


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General - Algemeen

Theewaterskloof Gazette

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Gazette gaan binnekort Mobi! Hou koerant dop vir Mobi­adres 2 Maart

) L.R Schmidt (Mor.) Primêr hou familiedag by Stroomdrift. Vir nadere besonderhede bel A. Jellen by 079 796 0019.

3 Maart

) Victoria Dienssentrum in Genadendal hou hul jaarlikse gholfdag. Vir nadere besonderhede bel 028 251 8182.

7 Maart

) VLV Uitstappie om 14:15 vertrek vanaf NG Kerk Wes na Golden Reef Milling. Bel Retha Skein by 028 212 1432.

15 Maart

) Oase Dienssentrum vir Bejaardes – Herfsbal (dans) in Swartberg Primêr skoolsaal. Bel Gavin Kiewitz by 082 977 6578.

16 Maart

) NG Kerk Greyton hou basaar. Begin om 09:30 in kerksaal. Navrae: Anet Fourie by 082 872 0600.

Net meer as agt maande nadat die Gazettegroep aanlyn gegaan het, kan jy ook ons nuus in die palm van jou hand hê. Van 12 Maart af sal die Boland Gazettewebwerf in Mobi-formaat vir selfoongebruikers beskikbaar wees, wat beteken jy kan die nuus van al ses Gazette-streke lees waar jy jou ookal bevind! So hoop ons om ons aanlyn-nuus aan meer

mense beskikbaar te stel – volgens die internasionale Mobi-kennis-agentskap mobiThinking verkry 57% van Suid-Afrikaners wat internettoegang het, dit slégs deur hul selfone. Nuus van die Swartland, Breederivier/ Langeberg, Theewaterskloof, Helderberg, Stellenbosch en Drakenstein word weekliks opgedateer, maar daar sal veel meer as dít

HY WIL MET JONG MENSE WERK: “Ek wil graag in die jeug belê.” So sê Terrick Vorster van Caledon Lighuis. Hy is sedert Januarie in Caledon en besig met sy prakties as proefpastoor. Hy sê die Here het dit op sy hart gelê om met die jeug te werk en daarom beplan hy om ’n musiek-akademie op die been te bring. Hy speel self die kitaar, dromme en die baskitaar. Hy beplan om die akademie in Maart te open. “My missie is om mense te bedien en toe te rus met nuwe vaardighede en bowenal Vader God se opinie oor hulle.” Hy sien geweldig uit na die uitdagings wat 2013 sal bring en nooi jong mense uit om hom by 072 781 9129 te bel. FOTO: ANNETTE THERON

TOP BANDS IN RIVIERSONDEREND: Three lucky Gazette readers can win a set of double tickets to the RAMfest that is coming to Riviersonderend. The festival is set to take place from 7 to 10 March at Circle of Dreams, where some top bands will perform in a woody location reminiscent of JRR. Tolkien’s mystical creations. The line-up, performed on four different stages, includes international acts Rise Against (USA), Bring Me the Horizon (UK), Paul Harding en Ben Verse from Pendulum (Australia and England) and some of South Africa’s wildest and most treasured acts, including Jack Parow, Van Coke Cartel, Beast, Goodnight Wembley and more. More information is available at http://www.facebook.com/ramfest, @ramfest on Twitter or at www.ramfest.co.za.Theewaterskloof Gazette is giving away three double tickets to the show. Simply answer this easy question. Where will the RAMfest be held? SMSes cost R1,50. SMS your reply to 33675 by 4 March. Winners will be phoned.

) The Department of Economic Development and Tourism, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, funding agencies and municipalities will be hosting an incentives road show. The objective of the road show is to create awareness regarding funding and incentives for established firms, offered by the government and its agencies. The target firms will include those in manufacturing, ICT, technology, metals and engineering, green economy and agro-processing as well as suppliers. The Caledon session will take place on 7 March in the Caledon Town hall. The road show is specifically targeting established businesses, which have been in operation for more than one year. For more information please contact Bu-

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beskikbaar wees. Sien video’s en fotogalerye, kry toegang tot speletjies en musiek, sien die weervoorspelling en neem aan kompetisies deel. So van kompetisies gepraat: ons sal op 12 Maart weer die afskop vier met ’n kompetisie waarin ’n groot prys op die spel is. Hou dus jou koerant dop vir die Mobiadres wat jy op 12 Maart eerste moet besoek.

VW Hermanus www.rolavwhermanus.co.za Tel: 028 312 6084

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siswa Galada at 021 483 9432 or busiswa.galada@westerncape.gov.za or Nonzukiso Dyantyi at 021 483 9034 nonzukiso.dyantyi@westencape.gov.za ) Die Grabouw-biblioteek se implementering van die nuwe rekenaarstelsel sal 15 Maart in werking tree. ’n Vriendelike versoek word aan lede gerig om hul gerekenariseerde kaarte by die biblioteek te kom afhaal. Indien lede nog nie lidmaatskapvorms voltooi het nie, moet hulle dit so gou moontlik doen, aangesien die ou rooi en geel kaartjies nie meer ná 15 Maart gebruik kan word nie. Kontak gerus vir Catherine May by 021 859 2708 met enige verdere navrae. ) Gaan loer gerus in by Caledon Dieresorg se geskenkwinkel, langs Kontrei Printing in Donkin straat. Hulle het hope nuwe voorraad, alles van outydse hout-tasse en ou blikke tot pragtige ou nagklere, kerk hoede, kombuisware, alles moontlik vir blommerangskikking en naaldwerk. En natuurlik hondekos teen R10 per sakkie en ontwurmings-pille asook waatlemoene vir R20 elk.


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News - Nuus

Theewaterskloof Gazette

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NRO vir veiligheid Misdaad, huisbraak en kinders wat aan tik verslaaf is, het daartoe gelei dat Trevor Hermanus, wie voorheen met kinders met dwelm-verwante probleme gewerk het, ’n nieregeringsorganisasie gestig het. Die Base- gemeenskapsveiligheid organisasie beoog om in Caledon, Villiersdorp, Riviersonderend,Genadendal en Greyton sekerheidsamptenare te ontplooi wat fokus op die veiligheid van die gemeenskap. Hermanus sê daar sal veral gefokus word op patrollies in die dag en snags. “Die veiligheid van vroue sal voorkeur geniet na die grusame moord en verkragting van Anene Booysen in Bredasdorp.” Hy sê hulle sal in vennoot-

Four wind farms are proposed for the Theewaterskloof area, with construction set to commence in March at Dassieklip.

Work to start on first wind farm ANNETTE THERON

Construction of the first wind farm in the Overberg will start next month. The Dassieklip wind farm, situated on Klipheuvel farm just outside Caledon, will comprise a 27 megawatt facility, with nine three-megawatt turbines.

Three more proposals are known to be on the table for the Overberg area: . The Langhoogte project – proposed for Bot River – will consist of 45 wind turbines with a hub height of between 80 m and 110 m; . Caledon Wind will see 31 turbines placed over three farms, says Dion Wilmans, project originator of Caledon

Wind. He says there has been a delay with the Department of Energy, which is running the bid around submissions, and Caledon Wind will submit their project on 19 August this year. . Biotherm is planning a wind farm with six turbines that will be known as the Dassiefontein wind farm. See pages 6 and 7 for letters.

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skap met die polisie en munisipaliteit werk. “Veral by skole wat gebuk gaan onder dwelmmisbruik, sal daar maatskaplike misdaad voorkomingsprojekte aangebied word.” Enige besighede wat wil help met finansiering of diegene wat by die projek wil betrokke raak, kan gerus vir Hermanus by 073 893 6161 bel of e-pos hom by trevorhermanus@live.com. Daar is reeds 20 gemeenskapsveiligheidsbeamptes in Caledon, Villiersdor, Riviersonderend, Genadendal en Greyton. Hermanus nooi egter belangstellendes tussen die ouderdom van 18 en 35 wat fiks is en kan lees en skryf om hom te kontak.


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General - Algemeen

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Chevrolet Trailblazer: to lead or to follow? NICK YELL Will the Chevrolet Trailblazer live up to its name? What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to offroad capable vehicles a lot it would seem. Take Toyota’s Land Cruiser, Land Rover’s Discovery and Nissan’s Pathfinder – all evoke a sense of freedom to explore the landscape at will. And Chevrolet’s new Trailblazer has arguably the most evocative name of them all; but will it live up to its name? On paper the new Trailblazer certainly ticks all the boxes. The 2.8 litre Duramax Diesel LTZ 4x4 with 5-speed manual transmission I tested is a muscular-looking, well-built vehicle with multi-link, independent coil spring suspension; a lofty ground clearance of 231 mm; 132 kW power and 440Nm of torque; good angles of approach and departure; traction control; ABS and a plethora of other safety and creature comforts to take you around town or off-road in great style and comfort. I took the Trailblazer on an 800 km route * I know well as I wanted to see how it compared to previous experiences with other vehicles. The journey took in a mixture of tar and gravel (30/70) as well as a couple of reasonably challenging dirt track passes and a 20 km grade 2.5 (average grading), 4x4 track on the farm Eseljacht outside Sutherland. So what were my initial impressions? Besides the instrument dials being a tad small for my liking, I found the ergonomics of the cabin sound and the vehicle’s overall performance on tar more than adequate. But there were two challenges for me: second and fifth gear. To my mind there’s too large a gap between first and second gear on this model which means you really need to get quite a bit of speed up in first in order for second gear to pull comfortably. And I experienced the same between fouth and fifth gear where I found you

The Trailblazer cuts a handsome and muscular figure. need to be going at least 120 km/h before the car will pull reasonably in fifth gear. Powered by a strong turbo, intercooled diesel engine, this didn’t make sense to me. It wasn’t as though we were towing a trailer or overloaded, but perhaps the vehicle’s 2,750 kg mass means you need to drive it harder through the gears than I’m used to. Out of Montagu we took the dirt track to Touws River via Ouberg Pass and the Bloutoringroad. On flat stretches of gravel and through mud and water-filled drifts the Trailblazer felt planted and very capable. But when we went above 80 km/h and experienced any serious undulations, such as a row of shallow potholes or deep corrugations, the back wanted to break out to the right and I had to slow down to keep

PHOTO: NICK YELL

the vehicle in a straight line. My first thought was that the back right shock might have gone and although Hi-Q in Hermanus found it to be in order when I got back, these tests are, by their own admission, not always definitive. They did, however, find some sideways play on some of the link arms which made them suspect some of the bushes may need replacing. On speaking to Rob Deas of GM’s engineering department he expressed surprise saying: “Throughout the entire launch process we had no negative comments regarding this sort of problem, but we’ll ensure the vehicle is looked over and get back to you on our

findings.”** Topping up the Trailblazer with petrol in Touws River, I was pleased to see that I was pretty much achieving the claimed “extra-urban” fuel consumption figures as we were using just under 9 litre per 100 km on the open road. I also decided to decrease the tyre pressures a bit and reduced the front tyres to 2.1 bars and the back to 2.3 bars, just to see if this would diminish the back end’s skittishness a little. Although it did help a bit, the problem on the well-travelled Ceres to Calvinia R355, with its numerous significantly corrugated patches, didn’t disappear altogether. *** Once we were onto the smoother, less-travelled dirt tracks of the Tankwa, the superb eight-speaker sound system belting out a col-

lection of the latest Grammy Award nominees, the Trailblazer seemed quite happy, as were we. When we reached the second major pass of the day, also called Ouberg, I was keen to see how the vehicle handled the varied surfaces, and in places, the 25 degree gradients. I selected hi-range four-wheel drive at the bottom of the pass and all went well until we hit some of the steeper slopes. I expected the vehicle to pull up most of these hills in second gear quite easily, but there were a number of places we had to gear down to first and I decided that lowrange would be a more comfortable option. It certainly did the trick and we were able to complete this magnificent pass with ease. As if to salute our successful passage, a petite klipspringer crossed the road ahead and then posed for us before bounding down a near-vertical slope. Our destination, the farm Eseljacht (21 km north-east of Sutherland) allowed us to really test the Trailblazer’s off-road prowess. The 20 km track which snakes through endemic dolerite boulder koppies across some shallow rivers and up some serious rocky slopes, tested my 4x4 driving skills. In low-range, the Trailblazer certainly lived up to its name and transported myself and my three passengers over this challenging 4x4 route safely, and in comfort. So will the Trailblazer’s name become revered in South Africa? Only time will tell. ) * To retest some of my initial impressions, I took the Trailblazer on another 1000 km journey this time with a trailer over a ratio of tar to gravel of 90/10. ) ** & *** The vehicle was apparently looked over by a dealer, but my experience of the back-end’s skittishness on pothole/heavily corrugated surfaces only improved marginally. Yet, after being advised to let the tyres down even further, to 1.2 bars in front and 1.5 bars in the back, the handling was considerably better on these sorts of surfaces.

Duitsers beny Ovie­leerlinge EK SOEK ’N NUWE TUISTE: Ek is ’n vriendelike meisie wat dringend opsoek is na ’n nuwe nessie, want my oubaas moet trek en kan my nie saamvat nie. As enigiemand vir my kan liefhê, bel asseblief vir Vanya Schöfmann by 078 109 8372.

’n Uitruilgroep van ses leerlinge uit Ansbach, in Beiere, het so pas twee weke by Hoërskool Overberg deurgebring. Die groep is vergesel deur hul onderwyseres en het by Ovie-leerlinge wat Duits as vak neem, tuisgegaan. Die kinders het reeds maande vooraf mekaar leer ken met e-posse en kon mekaar dus ook dadelik eien op die lughawe. Hulle het verskeie besienswaardighede besoek, onder meer die Genadendal Museum, die pikkewyne van Bettysbaai, Augulhas en natuurlik wou almal Suid-Afrika se natuurwonder, Tafelberg sien. White Shark Adventures op Kleinbaai was so gaaf om aan die Duitsers ’n gratis haaihok-duik te borg – ’n ervaring waaroor hulle nog baie lank sal Die groep gaskinders met hulle Duitse besoekers in die pragtige praat. Bo-Kaap. Die Duitsers kon nie uitgepraat raak oor die pragtige blou hemel, die son en die gas- wysers en leerlinge; die Ovie-gees; interskole vryheid van die Suid-Afrikaners en natuurlik (hulle kon darem die video sien); ’n saalbyeenkoms en iets soos ’n Valentynspiekniek en -bal. die lekker braaivleis nie! Die Ovies by wie hulle tuisgegaan het, gaan Die skoollewe aan Hoërskool Overberg was vir hulle ’n totale nuwe ervaring: ’n skooluni- weer op hul beurt in Junie na hierdie kinders form, netheidsinspeksie en vlaghysing-sere- in Ansbach; dus was die afskeid van mekaar monie was totaal buite hul ervaringsveld. Al- nie te swaar nie – en met die hulp van Facebook mal was dit eens dat hulle die Ovies beny vir is daaglikse kommunikasie mos net ’n klik die lekker atmosfeer in die skool tussen onder- ver!

NUWE LID: Hoërskool Overberg is in hul skik met die aanstelling van hul nuwe Dinaledi-personeellid. Erika Smith is in die pos aangestel en word ondersteun deur Conrad Meyer (vakhoof: fisiese wetenskap). Van links is Conrad Meyer; Erika Smith en Eddie Labuschagne, die skoolhoof. FOTO: VERSKAF


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Should guns be in homes? ANNETTE THERON The unexpected and tragic death of Reeva Steenkamp, after she was shot by Oscar Pistorius, has sparked debates about responsible gun use. The Gazette asked residents of Caledon whether they think guns should be allowed in homes.

Gaynor Davis from Caledon says guns should definitely not be allowed in homes. “Too often parents are negligent and the gun ends up in the hands of innocent children.”

Maryke Gardiner says that should people choose to own a weapon, they must take full responsibility for it. “If they wish to protect themselves, the gun should be kept in a safe and only be used for self- defence purposes.”

VLV-BESTUUR 2013: Die Caledon VLV se bestuur vir 2013 is (van links) Maureen de Jager (sekretaresse), Verna Watton (openbare sake), Yvonne Pretorius (media), Suzette van Rooyen (kunste en handvlyt), Retha Skein (voorsitter en landbou en tuinbou), Hannie Bosman (gesondheid) en Liza Visagie (leefstyl).

Leonard Erasmus is not in favour of home owners owning a gun. “It is too dangerous.”

Cynthia Andries of Bot River says guns should not be permitted in homes. “It is dangerous having a weapon with children around. They might think it is a toy and it should be kept in a safe, which many people don’t have.”

Jacques Liebenberg believes a gun is a necessity. “With all the housebreaking and crime, how else must you protect yourself? One cannot count on the police for protection.”

Gerhard van Wyk from Caledon says he doesn’t own a gun. “People should be able to protect themselves, though, in a life-threatening situation.”

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Theewaterskloof Gazette

Leader - Hoofartikel

Tuesday 26 February 2013

God rus ons toe as Sy medewerkers

Romanz vertoning stel weer nie teleur

Greyton paraat Inwoners van Greyton is meer as ooit sekuriteitsbewus nadat huisbrake en diefstal uit voertuie sedert verlede jaar toegeneem het. Verskeie inwoners is van mening dat dié misdaad direk aan dwelmmisbruik toe te skryf is. Nadat die nasionale misdaadstatistiek verlede jaar in Oktober bekend gemaak is, was daar ’n beduidende toename in dwelmverwante misdaad in die Theewaterskloof-gebied. Kapt. Gustav Tamboer van die Genadendalpolisie is dankbaar vir die heelhartige samewerking van inwoners in die gebied om misdaad te bekamp. Hy is van mening as almal saamwerk, kan misdaad bekamp en hok geslaan word. Skakel gerus die Genadendal-polisiekantoor met enige inligting by 028 251 1000. Alle inligting sal as vertroulik hanteer word.

Na ’n suksesvolle Romanz-konsert wat op Donderdag 7 Februarie plaasgevind het wil ek namens die NG Moedergemeente van Caledon graag die volgende borge bedank wat bygedra het om die uitgawes van so ’n groot geleentheid tot minimum te beperk. Sonder u bydrae en almal wat ’n kaartjie gekoop het sou die aand nie so ’n groot sukses gewees het nie. Erard de Lange en Robben Fourie, Caledon Toyota vir die voorsiening van die voertuig en vervoer van kunstenaars van en na die lughawe. Ariël en Stella Hugo van Caltex vir die petrol vir die voertuig. Fans en Mariaan Groenewald van Gabrielskloof Restaurant vir die heerlike middagete wat die groep by julle geniet het. Caledon Casino Hotel en Spa vir akkommodasie aan Romanz en bestuur. Venessa Rust vir heerlike verversings wat voorgesit is aan Romanz tydens pouse. Nouline en Frans du Toit vir bydraes tot geskenkpakkies aan besoekers. Elsabé Bester en hulp vir die opmaak van die kansel. Venster Apteek vir die verkoop van kaartjies. Esné Coetzee by die kerkkantoor vir

telefoonnavrae. Hannie en Eddie Morgan dat hulle so sonder om te kla tot in die vroeë oggende ure die kerk toegesluit het nadat die klankmanne opgepak het. Dankie aan Yvette Vermeulen en Annette Theron by die Gazette vir jul goeie advertensies en berigte – dit het ook beslis bygedra tot ons kaartjieverkope. Indien ons enige iemand uitgelaat het, vergewe asseblief, ons sal weer opmaak daarvoor. Ek wil baie graag vir SW, my man, bedank vir die ondersteuning, hulp en geduld wat hy met my het as ek begin besig word om ’n konsert te reël. Dit bly vir my ’n passie. Caledon en die inwoners van die Overberg kan gerus laat weet watter kunstenaars hulle graag sou wou sien optree indien die volgende “gier” my sou pak om weer eendag ’n konsert te reël. Daar was besoekers wat foto’s laat neem het ná die tyd saam met die manne van Romanz. SMS asseblief u besonderhede aan Stephanie by 082 921 4971 sodat ons die foto’s aan u kan stuur. Groete van huis tot huis.

1 Kor 3:9 “Want ons is medewerkers van God; die akker van God, die gebou van God is julle.” Sedert die skepping van die mens het God nog altyd die mens betrek by dit wat Hy wil doen hier op aarde. Soos wat God die Vader Jesus gestuur het vir ’n spesifieke doel, so stuur Jesus ons as Sy kinders uit met ’n spesifieke doel. Soos die Vader en die Seun saamgewerk het, so werk ons saam met die Seun en die Heilige Gees. Ons opdrag om die evangelie te verkondig en siekes gesond te maak, het saam met ’n belofte gegaan nl., dat Hy ons nooit sal begewe of verlaat nie. As instrument in die hande van die Lewende God kan ons die werk van die vyand vernietig en kragtig optree in die Naam van Jesus omdat ons weet Hy is met ons. Die Woord sê God doen niks tensy Hy Sy profete geraadpleeg het nie. God het nie ons raad nodig nie, maar Hy maak Sy planne aan ons bekend sodat ons met Sy hulp en Sy krag die Koninkryk van God hier op aarde kan vestig. Elke gelowige, bekwaam of onbekwaam, is ’n medewerker saam met Christus. Hy roep nie bekwame mense nie, Hy roep die gewilliges en maak hulle bekwaam. Mark. 16:20 “Maar hulle het uitgegaan en oral gepreek, en die Here het saamgewerk en die Woord bevestig deur die tekens wat daarop gevolg het.” Is jy bereid liewe leser, om as gelowige saam met Jesus te werk en kosbare siele van die ewige hel te verlos? God kan baie bereik met ’n gewillige hart. Seënwense vir die week

STEPHANIE VISSER

‘Winds of change’ will be bigger than stated In response to the article on 12 February “Worrying winds of change” about the environmental assessment of a proposed 45 turbine wind farm spread over 3 783 hectares of countryside east of Bot River, the major worry should be the large number of people who failed to turn up and see what might soon be a familiar sight in the Overberg. In plain view of about 800 drivers every hour travelling along the N2, some of the turbines that stand over 30 storeys high, with a blade diameter of 120 metres, will only be 350 metres from the R43 scenic road. The statement from the developer that the visual impact on Bot River is “low”, with the greatest impact being from the R43 from Villiersdorp, does not reflect the specialist’s conclusions that views to the east and northeast from Bot River will be intruded upon by the turbines. This intrusion and the alteration of visual quality, character and sense of place cause a medium impact. The impact at night from the flashing red lights on the turbines is also a medium impact. These two impacts cannot be considered “low” – they can and should influence the decision on environmental authorisation. The developer also implied that collision risks for birds and bats were insignificant; he omitted to say that the specialist study was incomplete and grossly underrated the potential risks to Blue Cranes and Denham Bustards. The statement that the developer will “stay away from areas where bats live and feed” distorts the reality shown by the specialist’s maps, where some turbines are within metres of these areas. To then suggest that the turbine blade design

has been in some way changed to prevent bats being killed is totally unrealistic. The developer should know very well that wind speed at turbine hub height is seldom the same as at ground level. It often happens that there is enough wind speed to drive the turbine, but not enough where local farm residents live to mask the turbine noise. The minimum distance of 400 metres between residential dwellings and the nearest turbines has been established by the developer, contrary to the best international precautionary practice, and prior to the actual turbine size and model being decided. There is enough evidence to suggest that some people, under various operational and weather conditions, may develop significant symptoms of sleep deprivation or worse medical effects, caused by turbine noise pollution that the developer claims is zero. Comments attributed to Mr J Reinecke of Stellenbosch University have already been revised in the Gazette of 19 February, but are still disputed. In essence: The current Round 2 cost of wind energy of 89c/unit is much more expensive when compared with the average cost of electricity from all sources now. There will be no clean new-built coal until the new power station has been completed. The “incredibly strict criteria” claimed to have been used for this development are exaggerated. What about the important buffer zones along the R43 and N2 roads that were ignored? Not only is the recycling of turbine blade materials problematic at the moment, but what about the special magnetic alloys, the production of which causes such toxicity problems?

PASTOOR GERT VISSER Caledon Christen-sentrum

Rugbyreëls vir vroue Hello mense. Awé. Ek wil net eers ’n sekere alombekende motoronderdele-onderneming gelukwens met hul nuwe winkel. Dis modern, dis ruim, dis ’n blink veer in Caledon se hoed. Dit laat ’n man se hart sommer warm klop. Nou vir daardie ander sakie wat ek laas keer net so terloops genoem het. Rugby. Ja, die Super Rugby seisoen het weer aangebreek en die manne het al klaar hul vrouens gewaarsku oor wat hulle ( die vrouens ) mag en nié mag doen en sê in die klomp maande wat voorlê voor die eindstryd aanbreek op 3 Augustus 2013. Byvoorbeeld: “Jy mag net tussen my en die TV loop indien dit ’n noodgeval is. En jou ma mag onder geen omstandighede tussen 15 Februarie en 3 Augustus kom kuier nie!” Daar gaan baie bier gedrink word en die blikkies gaan oral rondlê. Biltong en droëwors gaan skaars raak op die rakke. Verlede jaar het die Stormers ’n goeie lopie gehad totdat die Sharks hulle gestuit het. En toe klap die Chiefs van Nieu-Seeland die Sharks daar doer in Waikato. Die probleem was “jet lag” want die Haaie moes baie reis en Haaie vlieg mos nie eintlik nie nè?

FANIE LANGTAND, Ou Krokkies afrigter

BRIAN MCMAHON, Greyton

Column

My word! But what does it REALLY mean?

Word workers care deeply about the meaning and impact of words. A wrong word at the wrong time can have serious, even deadly consequences, as we all know. Wise women do not comment on their partners’ various abilities, just as sensible men do not react coolly to a new frock, hairdo or perfume. The legal industry also works with words, but clearly its practitioners go about their business quite differently to us professional wordsmiths. A criminal trial begins with these words: “My client pleads not guilty”, usually pronounced in ringing tones and with at least the appearance of utter conviction by a counsellor. What if your client has already confessed a heinous crime to the police? No problem: as long as he or she had not been “read their rights”, you were in business. If you’ve ever watched a trial or been involved in one, you will know that what lawyers do with and to words is something quite different to what the rest of us do. I was present at one of the very first hearings of

the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC), in which former security operatives were quizzed on their actions. One of them, troubled about having to make a full disclosure of his actions, had retained a top SC to speak for him. This silk had not been clearly briefed, and when asked to speak for his client, began with a ringing declaration of his client’s utter innocence. He was gently informed that his client’s guilt or otherwise was irrelevant and that the latter would be rewarded for being truthful, rather than being punished for it. This idea was clearly so shockingly novel that this normally voluble SC was rendered speechless for at least 20 seconds, if not more. Once he’d made the mental leap, though, the hearing went like new custard. Some of us had hoped that at least some of the lessons of the TRC would have an effect on our legal processes, but the big bucks are again being earned by those keeping their clients on the street by using the old, tested pro-

cesses. In fact, if telling the truth is rewarded rather than punished (quite a solid JudaeoChristian moral concept, incidentally), a large part of the legal industry’s business would disappear, which is exactly the problem. In those heady first years (it was the best of times, &c ...), word workers were even promised that legislation and litigation would use plain language. Wonderful! Poets and novelists know well how powerful, meaningful concepts can be expressed in simple, honest language. The hopeful tribe of scribes soon discovered, though, that turgid laws, ambiguous contracts and impenetrable court language were the butter on the daily bread of many powerful legal interests, so their hopes of participating in a process of making facts and

ideas more accessible to the many were soon dashed. Ironically enough, the presently advantaged members of the legal business embraced legal fogginess with gusto, once they saw what it was worth in the bank. – fouriejh@mweb.co.za


Tuesday 26 February 2013

Letters - Briewe

Wind farms not the way to go How do you kill 30 000 birds in a year? Easy. Just put up wind turbines and watch, not only how the avian population decreases, but bats as well in their thousands. Here are the relevant facts which the general public should know. 1. From ground level to the top of the blade measures 156 metres – only two buildings are higher, they are the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg and the Ponte Centre in Hillbrow. 2. Even if these blades are turning at 5 revolutions per minute, the tip of the blade is travelling at 95 km per hour and this results in massive bird strikes. Bats are killed because the rapid change of air pressure caused by whirling blades unbalances their sonar abilities. In Denmark where these wind turbines are responsible for only 9% of their electrical off-take, 30 000 birds are killed per annum. Another hazardous factors are the power cables, lines and substations where they are electrocuted. 3. The noise annoyance factor caused by the turbines is higher than any industrial complex and increases radically with the increase in the speed of the blades. 4. Carbon emissions are reduced, but this is offset by the fact that coal or nuclear stations still have to be on stand-by in case wind speed drops. 5. Money is generated by selling “carbon credits” to organisations which are deemed by the authorities to be producing high percentage carbon dioxide, ozone and nitrous oxides. The authorities order the factory to limit the emissions by buying these carbon credits from the wind farms and they then just carry on as per normal in polluting the atmosphere which is just another scam to capitalise on making money with the excuse that we are going to create cleaner air. 6. British Prime Minister David Cameron has stated that wind farms developed in the English countryside have been “over-subsidised and are a complete waste of public money”. 7. California’s big three wind energy crea-

tions, Altamont Pass, Tehachapin and San Gorgonia, considered the best wind sites in the world, are now littered with 14 000 turbines which have been abandoned and are spinning post industrial junk which generates nothing but massive bird kills. In Hawaii, the 27-year-old Kamaoa wind farm has 100 turbines standing and rusting as they proved to be an economic failure. Currently, there are 6 000 applications in the Western and Eastern Cape for wind farms. Imagine the destruction of the visual impact of this beautiful countryside with thousands of these monstrous towers being erected. Apart from the devastation of birds and bats, there is the damage to the environment and farming land to accommodate access roads to generators and power lines to link with the existing network. We, in the Overberg, are an international birding paradise and also home to our national Blue Crane. A wind farm at Dassiesklip near Caledon has already been approved in principle by the authorities and the TWK Municipality. This is only the beginning! To preserve our environment which relies heavily on tourism, we need to unite and oppose the impending terror of these wind farms which are just another form of “money spinners” benefiting nobody but the financial investors who are misleading the public under the banner that they are concerned in the control of carbon emissions. In reality, the picture is dire – the investors are motivated by large financial rewards as has happened worldwide. They have grown rich in subsidies for this form of renewable energy at a tragic cost to the thousands who stand to gain nothing, except for the destruction of the magnificent environment in which they have chosen to live. We should take note of the failure of this form of renewable energy which has taken place in other parts of the world and realise that development of wind farms is not an option. Noel Hunt Hermanus

Theewaterskloof Gazette

My oproep aan die land Ek het ook in 2001 ’n suster aan die dood af gestaan. Sy is ook–- soos Anene Booysen – wreed vermoor. Sy het ook haar aanvaller geken. Die verdagte het die wet vry gespring, maar God het self die doodsvonnis uitgespreek. Die aanvaller is in ’n trompop-botsing dood. Anene Booysen is dood. Dit is te laat vir hoekoms en waaroms. Dit is te vroeg om te verstaan hoe morele agtergeblewenes ’n medemens so kan behandel. Selfs die ergste graad van bedwelmdheid is nie ’n verklaring nie. Daar skort iets baie dieper - en ons mag dit nie vergeet nie! Anene Booysen se dood is ’n keerpunt in die verrotting wat op die rug van vryheid sedert 1994 geil groei in ons land - ons mag dit nie ontken nie. Tot hiertoe is ver genoeg. Nou begin ons terugkap teen verdere verval – stap vir stap. Ter ere van Anene Booysen toi-toi ons en eis

ons ’n referendum oor die doodstraf. Ons mag nie vergeet dat in ’n ware demokratiese land, die stem van die mense die hoogste gesag is nie. Om ons te help om dit te onthou, herdoop ons All Saints-straat in Bredasdorp na die Anene Booysen Lydensweg met ’n gedenksteen. Om ons te help om die marteling en dood te verwerk eis ons ’n landswye referendum onder die beheer van die Onafhanklike Verkiesingskommissie. Om ons te help om die klad op die gemeenskap dood te vee eis ons dat die uitslag van die burgerlike stelling voor Kersfees terugwerkend tot 1994 uitgevoer moet word. As u graag wil sien dat die straat hernoem word en wil hê dat die doodstraf weer ingestel moet word, e-pos my by res30sama@gmail.com. U ondersteuning kan ’n verskil maak.

SULMOR SCHWARTZ, Struisbaai

MUSIEK: Die Silver Bells van Bergsig in Caledon het gesorg dat almal ’n danspassie maak gedurende hul inkopies by die afgelope Caledon-gemeenskapsmarkie. Van links is Jannie Adams, Zenadine Grodes, Jim Jansen, Julie Adams, Danie Corneluis, Johannes Erasmus en voor sit Hennie Frans, Willem Julies en Lancaster Damons, die jongste lid van die groep. FOTO: VERSKAF

Wykskomitee­verkiesing van wyk 7 in Botrivier – is dit ‘stoomroller­taktiek’? Op 7 Februarie vind ek ’n kennisgewing by wyse van ’n strooibiljet by die sporte van my motorhek ingedruk, ondanks die feit dat daar ’n posbus op ’n baie opsigtelike plek aangebring is vir daardie doel. Ek was een van die gelukkiges, want so ver daar vasgestel kon word het niemand in ons onmiddellike omgewing sodanige kennisgewing ontvang nie. Hierdie kennisgewing beliggaam ’n uitnodiging om verteenwoordigers te nomineer wat op die wykskomitee van wyk 7 kan dien. Met groot omhaal van woorde word daar in die aanhef van die kennisgewing verduidelik dat Theewaterskloof-munisipaliteit verbonde is tot effektiewe en volhoubare plaaslike regering (ek wonder wie dit nou nog glo). Voorts word beweer dat daar geglo word dat deelnemende demokrasie nie ’n alternatief of ’n keuse is nie, maar ’n konstitusionele reg van kiesers. Wel hier het ek ook ernstige bedenkinge, want in kursivering word daar op die kennisgewing aangedui dat nominasies vir wykskomiteelede moet geskied per amptelike vorm wat by die Botrivier-dorpskantoor beskikbaar is en dat nominasievorms deur minstens vyf gemeenskapslede onderteken moet word. Sluitingsdatums vir nominasies is Dinsdag 12 Februarie 2013. Aangevuur deur woorde in die kennisgewing soos “vennootskap tussen die munisipaliteit en die gemeenskap” en “wykskomitees is

’n vername struktuur vir gemeenskappe om hul sê te sê” sit ek toe af na die dorpskantoor om ’n nominasie vorm te bekom. Daar word ek ingelig dat nominasievorms eers op die aand van die vergadering op 12 Februarie beskikbaar sal wees. Was ek verbaas? Nee, nogal nie. Die enigste vraag waarmee ek tans worstel is die volgende: “Bevestig hierdie insident net weereens die onbekwaamheid van sommige munisipale amptenare of is hier dalk iets onderduims aan die gang, deurdat die volgende wykskomiteelede reeds in plek is en dat die vergadering ’n blote formaliteit is?” Waar moet ek byvoorbeeld op die aand van die vergadering vyf persone vind om ’n nominasie te onderteken? Indien ek eerder bewus was van die gebrekkige proses kon ek my eie strategie uitgewerk het. Gaan hierdie stoomroller-taktiek van die munisipaliteit weereens werk sodat daar nog ’n paar geboue in ons dorp afgebrand kan word?

Stryd nie verlore

Dieresorg sê dankie

Dis weer tyd om ’n nag se slaap te vergeet. Die Relay for Life se gevoel het ons beet. Ons stap vir kanker heel nag deur. Moet so iets dan tog nooit gebeur. Die Relay for Life het gesorg daarvoor. Hoe baie mense het al kanker stryd verloor. Die nag samel baie geld daarvoor in. En so ’n lekker nag is ook na ons sin. Geniet vanjaar weer hierdie nag. En more rus almal want dis Sondag.

Caledon-dieresorg wil vir almal wat hulle so ontferm het oor die ou gemmer kat in verlede week se Gazette baie dankie sê. In die moeilike tye waarin ons deesdae lewe, is dit wonderlik om te sien dat daar nog soveel goeie mense daar buite met sulke groot harte is. Nogmaals, baie dankie aan almal van julle. Julle maak ons dikwels hartseer werk, net so ’n klein bietjie makliker.

GERHARD DE BRUYN, Caledon

STEYN KUNZ, Botrivier

Stiffie Cronjé, adjunkdirekteur in die kantoor van die munisipale bestuurder, antwoord: Mnr. Kunz is welkom om die sake waarna hy in sy skrywe verwys direk met die kantoor van die munisipale bestuurder op te neem. Die TWK-munisipaliteit gaan nie in ’n debat in die pers betrokke raak nie.

VANYA SCHÖFMANN, CALEDON

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BOBAAS-ROOSTERKOEKMAKERS! Johannes en Elizabeth Hendricks van Villiersdorp verkoop hul heerlike roosterkoek by die maandelikse markie by The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa & Entertainment, wat op Saterdag 2 Maart vanaf 10:00 tot 14:00 sal plaasvind. Jenny Ren, ’n internasionale siener, sal ook by die mark van 10:00 tot 14:00 wees, en sal vanaf 11:00 tot 13:30 gratis vyf-minute sessies aanbied. ’n Halwe-skaap kan ook gewen word. Kaartjies is beskikbaar teen R10. Vir verdere besonderhede, kontak die casino by 028 214-5100. FOTO: VERSKAF


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General - Algemeen

Theewaterskloof Gazette

Caledon­biblioteek nooi almal uit Die tema vir vanjaar se nasionale biblioteke week is: “Verbreed jou kennis @ jou biblioteek”. Biblioteek-week vind plaas van 18 tot 22 Maart by Caledon-biblioteek. Dit is nóú die geleentheid om alle laat boeke terug te bring. Geen boetes sal gehef word nie. Gratis biblioteek sakke sal uitgedeel word aan alle biblioteek-gebruikers. Op Dinsdag 19 Maart van 10:00 tot 11:00 sal daar gratis rekenaarklasse aangebied word vir beginners. Kom geniet ’n gratis koppie tee of koffie by die biblioteek.

Vir diegene wat nog nie lidmaatskap het nie, sluit gerus aan. Voltooi slegs ’n aansoekvorm met bewyse van adres en ID-dokument. Almal wat alreeds ’n vorm voltooi het kan hul kaartjies gaan afhaal. Die biblioteek moedig alle ouers aan om hul kinders by die biblioteek te laat aansluit. Lees is belangrik dit verbreed jou kennis. Kan jy jouself voorstel hoe dit sou wees as jy nie kon lees nie. Jy sou nie kon lees wat op die borde langs die paaie staan nie, nie jou naam of van kon skryf nie. Jy sou sukkel om kos in ’n restuarant

te bestel en ook nie jou Bybel of gunsteling tydskrif kon lees nie. Jy sou nie jou skoolvakke kon slaag nie. En jy sou ook nie die beroep kon beoefen nie. Lees is daarom belangrik vir jou alledaagse doen en late om oor die weg te kom.

VACANCY BULLETIN EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WHO WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE DepArtMent of HeAltH cAleDon HospItAl, tHeewAterskloof sub-DIstrIct (overberg DIstrIct) Groundsman reMunerAtIon: r 59 226 per AnnuM servIce benefIts: 13tH cHeque, eMployer’s contrIbutIon to tHe pensIon funD, housing and medical aid allowance. requIreMents: MInIMuM requIreMent: Basic numeracy and literacy skills. experIence: Experience in gardening and general maintenance. InHerent requIreMents of tHe job: Valid driver’s licence (Code B/EB). • Move and on and off-loading of goods. coMpetencIes (knowleDge/skIlls): Good communication and interpersonal skills. • Be able to work independently as well as part of a team. • The ability to read, speak and write in two of the three official languages of the Western Cape. • Good problem-solving skills. DutIes (key result AreAs/outputs): Responsible for the maintenance of machinery and equipment. • Perform all duties relevant on the ground which include keeping drains and gutter clean, remove dirty bins. • Assume responsibility for the removal and discarding of refuse and medical waste. • Perform all repairs and maintenance on the grounds where necessary. • Adhere to Occupational Health and Safety Act. • Relief driver and standby services. • General assistance in other departments when required. enquIrIes: Ms C Langley, tel. no. (028) 212-1070 pleAse subMIt your ApplIcAtIon for tHe AttentIon of Ms A brIts to tHe DIstrIct director: overberg district, Private bag X07, caledon, 7230.

Medical Officer Grade 1 to 3

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Building on another’s plot With the high cost of purchasing or renting a house, many people are now turning to building granny flats or other structures on the properties of members of their family. The Legal Aid Board provides some advice on setting up hassle-free agreements. Arrangements are mostly in place to deal with payments in respect of water and electricity charges. These arrangements usually work well as long as the relationship between the parties is amicable. The problems arise when the parties have arguments or when the original owners of the property pass away. It is for this reason that, before building commences on the property of another, all parties involved must be aware of the legal implications of their actions. Erecting a building on the land of another, even with the owner’s consent, has the effect that the building becomes one with the land. Thus the owner of the land owns the building too. But what happens to the money invested in erecting the building? The erection of a granny flat or other structure usually has the effect of improving the land and increasing the value of the property. This means the owner of the land

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remuneration Package: grade 1: r 520 680 Per annum • grade 2: r 595 347 Per annum • grade 3: r 690 918 Per annum

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Het jy onlangs besef hoe gerieflik sekere dinge geword het? Jy kan in ’n winkel soos Woolworths instap, die groente- en vrugte-afdeling besoek en sien presies hoe vars ’n produk is deur slegs na die “verkoop teen”-datum op die produk te kyk. Hoewel die meeste dinge deesdae op hierdie “verkoop teen”-beginsel gebaseer is, werk die lewe ongelukkig nie dieselfde nie. Jy weet nie wat jou “verkoop teen”-datum is nie en dit be- Schalk Louw moeilik aftreebeplanning. Jy moet redelik vroeg in die lewe aandag gee aan aftreebeplanning om te verseker dat jy genoeg fondse beskikbaar het vir wanneer jy heelwat ouer is. • 20’s – In jou 20’s moet jy fokus op die afbetaling van enige uitstaande skulde soos oortrokke fasiliteite, kredietkaartskuld, studentelenings, ensovoorts. • 30’s – In jou 30’s mag dit nodig wees om jou finansiële doelwitte se fokus te verskuif tot die moontlike koop van ’n huis of om jou gesin uit te brei, jou vordering met daardie skuld waaraan jy afbetaal te kontroleer en by jou maatskappy se pensioenskema aan te sluit of te belê in ’n persoonlike aftreeannuïteit. • 40’s – In jou 40’s is die fokus op besparing; dus is die aanskaf van ’n aandeleportefeulje of ’n spaarrekening noodsaaklik. Alle salarisverhogings en bonusse moet

requIreMents: MInIMuM eDucAtIonAl quAlIfIcAtIon: Appropriate qualification that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as Medical Practitioner. regIstrAtIon wItH A professIonAl councIl: Registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Practitioner. experIence: grADe 1: None after registration as Medical Practitioner with the HPCSA in respect of SA qualified employees. One year relevant experience after registration as Medical Practitioner with a recognised foreign Health Professional Council in respect of foreign qualified employees, of whom it is not required to perform Community Service as required in South Africa. • grADe 2: A minimum of 5 years appropriate experience as Medical Practitioner after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Practitioner in respect of SA qualified employees. A minimum of 6 years relevant experience after registration as Medical Practitioner with a recognised foreign Health Council in respect of foreign qualified employees, of whom it is not required to perform Community Service as required in South Africa. • grADe 3: A minimum of 10 years appropriate experience as a Medical Practitioner after registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Practitioner in respect of SA qualified employees. A minimum of 11 years relevant experience after registration as Medical Practitioner with a recognised foreign Health Professional Council in respect of foreign qualified employees, of whom it is not required to perform Community Service as required in South Africa. coMpetencIes (knowleDge/skIlls): Possession of the ATLS, ACLS, PALS certificates. • Fluency in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape. • Independent and effective decision-making. DutIes (key result AreAs/outputs): Provide outreach and support service to management and hospital staff. • Evaluate and manage patients. • Clinical teaching of under-graduates. • Relevant administration as required for Medical legal purposes. enquIrIes: Dr M Rambiyana, tel. no. (028) 312-3010

closing date: 15 March 2013 pleAse subMIt your ApplIcAtIon for tHe AttentIon of Mr c MAtsHozA to tHe DIstrIct director: overberg district, Private bag X07, caledon, 7230. InstructIons to ApplIcAnts: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or www.westerncape.gov. za) must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the aforementioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to short-listed candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department. As directed by the Department of public service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are short-listed and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment. The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.

closing date: 22 March 2013

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can now sell the property at a higher price than previously. Generally speaking, the person who erected a building on the land of another with such other person’s consent is entitled to claim either the actual amount spent on the building or the amount by which the value of the landowner’s property has been enhanced. To avoid problems at a later stage, the landowner may register the right of use of the person who erected the dwelling. This registration takes place at the Registrar of Deeds. This means that the occupier is protected in his use of the building in the event of the landlord selling the property or in the event of another person inheriting the property. Bear in mind, though, that this right of use extends only to the occupier during his or her lifetime. When the occupier dies, he may not bequeath this right to a third party. This is an important consideration since it could leave his children and/or spouse without accommodation. It is therefore necessary to seek legal advice from an attorney when buildings are to be erected on the land of another. Not doing so, could have potentially disastrous results for both the landlord and the occupier of the building. ) Find Legal Aid offices at 19 Donkin Street, Caledon, or phone 028 212 1815.

gesien word as ’n geleentheid om meer by te dra tot u pensioenfonds of spaarrekening. • 50’s – Tyd om op ’n presiese aftree-ouderdom te besluit. Dit moet dien as ’n riglyn vir jou spaar-strategie vorentoe, aangesien dit sal bepaal hoeveel inspanning dit gaan kos om jou finansiële aftreedoelwit te bereik. • Neem beheer: As jy beheer het oor waar jou pensioen belê word, kyk na waar en hoe jou geld belê is. • Verhoog bydraes: Indien moontlik, verhoog jou maandelikse besparingsbydraes om te verseker jy sit soveel moontlik geld weg voor jou aftrede. • Oorweeg ander opsies: As jy voel dat jy nie daarin gaan slaag om genoeg te spaar voor aftrede nie en jy wil graag jou potensiële aftree-inkomste vergroot, oorweeg ander beleggingsopsies. Dividende-aandele en aandele, onder meer, kan ideaal wees. • Beplan vooruit: Die toekoms is onseker, dus moet verskeie ander faktore ingereken word by jou aftreebeplanning. Daar is ’n groot moontlikheid dat jy in ’n ouetehuis beland as ’n bejaarde, daarom moet jy probeer om genoeg te spaar om sulke fooie ook te dek. Maak seker dat jy soveel as moontlik spaar gedurende hierdie dekade, sodat jy die vrugte daarvan kan pluk en darem nog iets kan oorhê wanneer jy jou “verkoop teen”-datum bereik. ) Schalk Louw is die uitvoerende hoof van die Contego Groep.


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Tuesday 26 February 2013

Overberg schools excel at Litnum ANNETTE THERON Two local schools, Overberg High and Overberg Primary, achieved excellent results at the Litnum award ceremony. MEC of Education Donald Grant applauded the achievements of schools that have produced excellent results and improvements in their grade 3, 6 and 9 language and mathematics systemic tests in 2012, at De Hoop Primary on Tuesday 19 February. He said this year’s testing was particularly valuable to them as the department is now in a position to compare and contrast the 2012 results with those of the previous year. “This has allowed the WCED to determine if its strategies in literacy and numeracy are yielding positive results.” Grant congratulated the schools in the category of excellence for their performance in these tests. “If we consider the extensive expertise and experience in system level evaluation – and assessment the CEA offers and that these tests instruments are in line with international systemic evaluations, results such as the one’s achieved by schools in this category – are most noteworthy.” Eddie Labuschagne, principal of Overberg High said the maths department is incredibly proud of the awards they received from the WCED. “We were awarded a prize of R20 000 for improvement in performance in mathematics for grade 9 and a further prize of R13 000 for pursuing the goals of the mathematics and science strategy which include improving the par-

:The proud teachers at Overberg Pimary are Danielle Reyneke, Adriaan Geldenhuys, Vicky Meyer, Jacques Vos, Lana Els and Lilie Keller. In the middle is Amanda Stevens, Johan Visagie, Marié Cilliers, Elsa de Jongh, Neena Kasselman, Zani Nel and Inge Kemp. In front is Hannetjie Barnard, Marianteau Maree, Marius Koekemoer, Vlam Matthee and Marita Matthee. FOTO: PHOTOGRAPHER ticipation rate, as 82,8% of our learners took maths as a subject from 2010 to 2012.” Marius Koekemoer, principal at Overberg Primary, says he is very proud of his teachers and pupils after winning an award for sustained improvement in maths achievement (grade 6). Small Ovies took second place in the Western Cape in this category and for this remarkable achievement they received R20 000 that the school will spend on technology in the classroom as it fits nicely in the school’s plan to use technology in the classroom to support the teaching. Koekemoer added that this is the result of joint hard work and effort of hard work of dedicated teachers from gr 1 to 6. He said the teachers of Overberg Primary are prepared to walk the

BALLERINAS: Hierdie leerlinge van Laerskool Overberg het pragtig in hulle ballet-eksamen gevaar. Agter van links is Ninké Joubert (gr. 3-vlak goud) en Inge Barnardo (gr. 4-vlak silwer). Middel van links is Iréne du Toit (gr.1-vlak goud), Nica Delport (gr. 3-vlak silwer), Natalie Bester (gr. 3-vlak silwer), Karli de Kock (primêre vlak goud) en Ilse van Jaarsveld (primêre vlak goud). Voor van links is Elita van Niekerk (primêre vlak goud), Sharla de Wet (primêre vlak goud), Ayeza Witbooi (primêre vlak silwer), Nina Viljoen (gr. 1-vlak goud), Lana de Kock (preprimêre vlak goud) en Anika Theron (preprimêre vlak goud). FOTO: VERSKAF

The team at Overberg High is Thys Bester, acting principal till June 2012, Grant Murdoch; Angelique Edwards and Eddie Labuschagne (principal). In front is Erika Palmer; Rachelle du Toit and Stella Augustyn. extra mile. “That is why you see teachers’ cars parked at the school late into the night.”

Hoërskool Overberg het Dinaledi status verwerf met die vooruitsigte van verdere uitbouing en ondersteuning in wiskunde en wetenskap. Helen van Zyl, kringbestuurder kring 3),neem saam met die Ovies ontvangs van die eerste Dinaledi toewysing. Op die foto is van links Sergio Grimm, Elani Matthee, Helene van Zyl, Fachulyn Kotze, Marlise Gillions en Eddie Labuschagne.


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Schools - Skole

OVIES PRESTEER IN UNISA-EKSAMEN: Dié Laerskool Overberg-leerlinge het pragtig in UNISA se musiekeksamens gepresteer: (agter van links) Lientjie van Niekerk (slaag met lof musiekteorie gr. 2), Lara Burger (slaag met lof musiekteorie gr. 3 en tjello gr. 4), Hendrik Prinsloo (slaag met lof musiekteorie gr. 2), Marcel Pheiffer (slaag met onderskeiding fluit gr. 2) en Charl Bester (slaag met eervolle vermelding fluit gr. 2); (voor) Amy Adonis (slaag met lof musiekteorie gr. 2), Leon Calitz (slaag met lof musiekteorie gr. 2), Robin Hess (slaag met eervolle vermelding musiekteorie gr. 2) en Van Zyl Strauss (slaag met lof musiekteorie gr. 2). FOTO: VERSKAF

SPANWERK BY SOS-KAMP: Laerskool Bredasdorp se gr. 5-leerlinge het ’n baie lekker SOS-kamp by Villiersdorp bygewoon. Hier is die groep gr. 5-leerlinge wat deelgeneem het aan al die aktiwiteite. Hulle is deur Lizbeth Wentzel, Di-Maré van Huyssteen en Willie Brooks vergesel.

Applewood camp prepares youngsters The grade 2 and 3 pupils of Applewood Prepratory in Elgin embarked on an overnight adventure on Thursday 14 February. The pupils all met at Kogelberg Farm Hostel for a day and night camp. They experienced team work, conquering personal challenges and overcoming insecurities. The introduction-into-school camps pave the way for children to grow as individuals and to foster good bonds with their peers and a love and respect for the environment.

The gr. 3 pupils from the back are Oliver Pritchett, Scott Moorcroft, Wickus Lambrechts, Jaden Hendricks, Niclaas Schoonraad, Kayden Primic and Jason Lackay.Front: Christine Meyer, Alexcia Beaumont and Shayna O’Brien

The grade 2 pupils at the back are Enzo Chanu, Salvador Chanu, Leo Jooste, Herman Cloete, Jason Stegmann, Ciaran Simpon, James Hendricks and Jack Strachan.Front: Rosie House, Annabelle Kershaw, Amber Mudge, Julia Badenhorst, Anika Venter, Lea du Plessis, Sun van der Merwe and Emma Green. PHOTOS: PHOTOGRAPHER

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The 2012 and 2013 victor and victrix ludorum winners at Oververg Primary School were Ronaldo Mackenzie and Leane Jacobs.

GIMNASIUM BORG ATLETE: Bredasdorp Health and Fitness Club sal twee belowende jong naellopers van Albert Myburgh Sekondêre Skool se lidmaatskap by dié gimnasium vir ses maande lank borg. Die twee atlete, Zinzan Buys en Michyalla Marthinus, sal onder die wakende oog van Elsie Scott oefen. Hier is (van links) Elsie Scott, biokinetikus en eienaar, Zinzan Buys, Michyalla Marthinus en Kenneth Dunsdon, skoolhoof.

OVERBERG DISTRICT OFFICE: D E PA RT M E N T O F H E A LT H

Important Notice Invitation to Department of Health, Overberg District briefing session: Call for Proposals regarding accommodation, catering and venue for pre-scheduled training. The Western Cape Government Department of Health, through the creation of formalised partnerships is calling for proposals for the delivery of accommodation, catering and venue for training that is scheduled for Home-based Carers. The proposals are expected to be from and within the boundaries of the Overstrand or Theewaterskloof (Overberg) Sub-districts. Suppliers are requested to submit a quote/proposal on the following services: 2 Quote for the period 1 April 2013 – 30 September 2013 • Including training venue and break-away room, which can accommodate up to 30 learners • Include accommodation (can be shared facilities) for groups up to 30 learners per group. Accommodation required from Monday – Thursday nights • Include catering for all meals and refreshments from Monday to Friday lunch. Detailed specifications will be distributed at the information session which is compulsory. NGO/NPOs and Suppliers who do not attend the information session, will not qualify to quote for the service. This session will take place as follows: District

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Overberg

Caledon – Overberg District Office, Nurses Home, Boardroom, Caledon Hospital Grounds, N2 Highway, Caledon 7230

4 March 2013 Time: 12:00 For more Information: Mrs L Reichert, tel. (028) 212-1512

The closing date for submission of documents will be 15 March 2013 at 14:00. Proposals to be submitted to the Overberg District Office, Caledon Hospital Grounds, N2 Highway, Caledon 7230. Human Communications C95061


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Prins en McPherson kook Saterdag 16 Februarie het 32 spelers in snikhete toestande afgeslaan by Caledon Gholfklub in ’n poging om die eerste prys te wen in ’n bordag wat deur die klub self aangebied is. ’n Sterk wind en die interessante stableford-formaat het spelers gedwing om beter as gewoonlik te konsentreer en baie goeie tellings is aangeteken. Jeremy Prins en Jonothan McPherson, albei 13-voorgeespelers, het uitgeblink met hul wentelling van 80 punte en daarmee die eerste prys verower. Beide spelers het deurlopend bestendige spel gelewer om sodoende die gevreesde nulletjie van die telkaart af te hou. Twee punte agter hulle was die broers Marshall en Arlin Benjamin wie se goeie spel hul deesdae gereeld onder die wenners plaas. Hennie van Deventer en Brian Fewell het derde geëindig met hul telling van 77 punte. Van Deventer was van mening dat hul telling heelwat beter sou wees indien hul meer suksesvol op die setperke was.

A coaching workshop was presented at the Caledon Casino Hotel & Spa on Wednesday afternoon (20 February). “This is a brand-new initiative and what makes it even more exciting is that we are launching it here today under the Suncares Sport Academy umbrella,” said Rudi Coetzee, project manager at the resort.

Jonothan McPherson (links) en Jermy Prins (regs) spog met die eerste prys tydens Caledon Gholfklub se borgdag.

Caledonner baas in rolbal Op Dinsdagaand 5 Februarie het Mandi's Liquor 'n informele aand van rolbal geborg en verskillende pryse aangebied. Die wenspan was Gavie du Toit, Jacques Vos, Chris de Jager en Annatjie van der Westhuizen. Die klub is dankbaar teenoor Janneman Stander en Frans Steyn vir die borgskap. Die Boland-lede is weer in die nuus ná Brasler van Schoor die mans ope-enkelspel gewen het, en in die mans-vierspel tweede geëindig het. Die finale ronde van die mans ope-vierspel is Saterdag 9 Februarie uitgespeel. Die span van Gavie du Toit, Peter Quinn, Brasler van Schoor en David Pillay het tot die finaal deurgedring. Die span van Francois van Deventer van Paarl het die beste skote-verskil behaal en was eerste. In die finaal van die mans ope-enkelspel op Sondag 10 Februarie, was Brasler van Schoor onoorwonne in sy afdeling. Ná drie uitmergelende rondes was die finale telling 21-20, 21-17, en 21-18. Hy het Leon de Beer in die vierde en finale ronde met 21-12 geklop.

Sport academy aims high

Brasler van Schoor is steeds onoorwonne.

All future sporting initiatives will be done under this brand as part of the hotel’s corporate social investment. “Sport brings unity and builds confidence and results in camaraderie. The discipline cultivated in sport can carry one through life,” enthused Coetzee. André de Bruyn, a teacher at Swart- From left is André de Bruyn, project co-ordinator, Linston Manuel, berg Secondary School, is the coordi- presenter from Boland, Wylie Seroot , presenter from Boland and nator of the Suncares Sport Academy. Rudi Coetzee, project manager at the Caledon Casino Hotel & He says they are trying to introduce Spa. a sustainable programme for coaches He said level 1 is an accredited Boland and in the Overberg. “Altogether 36 coaches, from primary, secondary and club level, will attend IRB certificate level. “It will improve the standthis workshop. The club-level coaches will as- ard of rugby on our playing fields and strengthsist the primary- and secondary-level coaches. en the talent in the Overberg.”

SUID-BOLAND ATLETE: Hierdie vier atlete van Swartberg Primêr is tot die Suid-Boland span verkies en het Saterdag 23 Februarie aan die Boland-kampioenskap in die Paarl gaan deelneem. Van links is Jolin Hendricks, hoogspring, Faizel Pieters, 100 en 200 m en verspring, Rowan Simons, 100 m en gewigstoot, en Nicole Arendse, hekkies. By hulle is die afrigter Grant Williams.

FOTO: DIANNE QUINN

Market Day Sat: 2 March 2013 | 10 – 2pm

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