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Theewaterskloof |Bredasdorp | Napier

Year 2 • Tuesday 26 June 2012 | Tel. 028 214 1294

Second protest for Bot River JANINE VAN DER RIET Chaos erupted when residents of Bot River once again blocked the access roads to the town – after six spaza shops in the informal settlement of Newfrance were robbed and torn to the ground by protesters early on Monday morning.

An officer of the police’s special task force keeps watch over residents of Newfrance during a protest at Bot River yesterday. PHOTO: JANINE VAN DER RIET

The 1 000-odd protesters split up between the N2, Bot River itself, and the OK Minimart in the town. One group tried at around 07:00 to block the N2 using burning tyres and trees. The police and special police task teams managed to move them down the road. There they blocked the gravel road leading from Bot River to the N2. About 800 people, meanwhile, blocked the road outside the OK Minimark, threatening to burn the shop – and all the while angry protesters walked through the streets of Bot River. At the time of going to print, police were waiting on backup from Cape Town. One police vehicle had been damaged and 12 people had been arrested, Lieutenant Cyril Coetzee, spokesperson

for the Caledon police, said. Bricks were thrown at the glass doors of a house in town. Resident Tim Groenewald was standing only a metre away, with his back to the glass doors, when the glass was hit. He says the impact sounded like an explosion. The protesters screamed at him to join the march, but Groenewald just kept quiet, waiting for them to leave. The protesters were apparently from the informal settlement of Newfrance and a local low-cost housing project. Yesterday’s protest happened almost a month to the day after the first service delivery protest in Bot River this year. Held on Monday 28 May, 800 protesters brought the town to a standstill when they blocked all access roads. The angry residents claimed that poor service delivery from the Theewaterskloof Municipality – untarred roads and a lack of housing, specifically – was the main reason for the protest. Yesterday some protesters said their protest was partly because of poor service delivery – but said they had also targeted spaza shops run by foreigners.

Stiffie Cronjé, spokesperson for the Theewaterskloof Municipality, says an agreement was reached last week by the Bot River Residents’ Association (BRA), the national Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), and councillors of the Theewaterskloof Municipality. The agreement, which supports further conversation between the municipality and the BRA, was signed by the municipality and a representative of the COGTA – but the BRA has not signed it yet. Cronjé says that on Friday afternoon the municipality received an email requesting a meeting with the BRA on Sunday. But an hour after the first email came in, a second email arrived to say that the BRA had been dissolved. The municipality was not informed of the protest, Cronjé adds. “We are not sure who is responsible for this protest, but TWK has done everything to accommodate residents with their grievances.” ) See page 3 for an account of this journalist’s encounter with the protesters.

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Tuesday 26 June 2012

Jong Bokkie van Caledon Lisensies vir wapens

DARRYL PLAATJIES Fabian Booysen (20) – “born and bred in the Overberg”. Dié boorling van Bergsig in Caledon en voormalige leerling van Swartberg Primêre skool, is nou ’n huishoudelike naam op die reënboognasie se lippe. Fabian was die agsteman in die uitgesoekte groep Jongbok-spelers wat SuidAfrika verteenwoordig het in Vrydag se eindstryd van die Junior Wêreldtoernooi. Suid-Afrika het NieuSeeland onttroon met ’n Nelson en Malinda Booysen, ouers van Fabian Booysen, spog met sy rits puntetelling van 22–16 om medaljes en trofeë in hul huis op Caledon. Foto: ALET JANSE VAN RENSBURG die Wêreldtoernooi te wen. Dit is die eerste keer dat die Jong Bokke vir Fabian is geen groentjie as dit kom by rugby Nieu-Seeland kon wen. Fabian het ’n baie nie en volg in die voetspore van pa Nelson, goeie wedstryd gehad en hy het ’n volle 80 mi- wat die Caledon-, Worcester- en ook die pronute as agtsteman gespeel vinsiale span van die SA-polisie gehaal het. Pa Nelson Booysen, ’n speurder van beroep, Fabian het Boland verteenwoordig toe hy en Ma Malinda Booysen, ’n onderwyseres by opgeneem is in die o. 13 Cravenweekspan op die einste skool waar Fabian sy laerskool dae Potchefstroom. Dit is hier waar die rugbytabegin het, is nie ’n bietjie trots op hul seun lent van die jong Fabian raakgesien is. se prestasies nie. Hy is ook opgeneem in die o.16-spanvan die Alhoewel dit nie maklik was nie, omdat Fa- Goue Leeus en het teen Frankryk en Namibië, bian net na graad sewe by Swartberg Primêr gespee. Hy is ook opgeneem in die Cravenna ’n hoërskool in Johannesburg is vanaf week o.18-span. graad 8 tot en met graad 12. Hy was ook die Daarna het hy die Goue Leeus in die o.19-ouhoofseun van die Hoërskool Florida in Roode- derdomgroep verteenwoordig en is sy talent poort. deur die nasionale keurders raakgesien. Fabian se ouers het besluit ondanks die feit Hy is genooi na die o.20-Springbokproewe dat hul seun so ver skool moes bywoon en die en gekies om Suid-Afrika te verteenwoordig verlange baie groot gaan wees, sou dit hom in die o.20 Wêreldbekertoernooi. beter toerus vir die toekoms. Die res is geskiedenis!

Join the document drive Home Affairs personnel will pay a visit to the church hall in Riviersonderend today (Tuesday) to offer residents the opportunity to obtain their birth certificates and identity documents. Tomorrow, they will move on to the

Moffat Hall in Hawston; on Thursday they’ll head to the library in Breadasdorp. Personnel will be at the various venues from 10:00 to 14:00. For further information, contact the Department of Home Affairs on 0800 601 190.

Gazette Cares • Gazette Gee om As the mouthpiece of the community, the Gazette wants to support local organisations that work to make a difference. This month we’re supporting a soup kitchen run by Pastor George Rhode of Towdah Ministries. We urge all members of the community to assist Rhode, who with Sandra Cronjé gives a number of children from Uitsig and Myddleton a welcome meal at 15:00 every Wednesday.

Spar donates bread to help the initiative, but the kitchen is still in need of pots, as well as ingredients for the soup. “Last week 30 children could not be fed as we ran out of soup,” Rhode says. “We urge the community to donate ingredients – and warm clothes and blankets.” Contact Rhode on 072 442 0491, or send an email to georgerhode@gmail.com

Alle vuurwapeneienaars wat nie hul bevoegdheidlisensies volgens die nuwe Vuurwapenwet 60/2000 hernu het gedurende 2010 en 2011 nie, word versoek om wanneer hulle handwapen lisensie verval die bevoegdheid daarmee saam te hernu. Volgens dié wet moet diegene 90 dae voor die vervaldatum van die huidige lisensies dit hernu. Die nodige vorms kan afgehaal word by Caledon-polisiekantoor. Vuurwapenbevoegdheid en handwapenlisensies (selfverdediging) is slegs vyf (5) jaar geldig. Kontakpersoon: Sers. Adele Coetzee 028 214 3945.

Sportdiens Die Volkskerk van Afrika – Genadendal, hou op Sondag 1 Julie om 10:00 ’n sportdiens by Volksweg in Genadendal. Alle sport manne en -vroue word uitgenooi om die diens by te woon. Dra julle klubsportdrag en bring julle toerusting en wedstrydballe saam. Kontak ds. Desmond Robyn by 082 683 7899 vir nadere besonderhede.

28 Junie ) Alkoholiste Anoniem vergader om 19:00. NG Kerksaal Napier. Navrae Willie 082 332 8454

19 Julie ) Bloedskenk vanaf 15:00 in NGK Sentrum.

20 – 21 Julie 2012 ) Heidehof-tehuis vir bejaardes hou opedag. Navrae Rika du Buisson tel. 028 214 1755

2 Augustus ) Caledon VLV bied aan die jaarlikse Koppie vir Kanker met ’n plaaslike kunstenaar by NG Kerk-gemeente Caledon-Wes. Kaartjies R25 elk. Mans ook baie welkom. Bel Retha Skein by 028-212 1432 vir navrae.

) Die Caledon-biblioteek sal op 29 Junie gesluit wees. ) Albert Myburgh-koshuis in Bredasdorp gaan reünie hou. Die datum sal nog bekend gemaak word. Alle belangstellendes wat vanaf 1988 in die koshuis gebly het tot die koshuis gesluit het kontak vir Roger Bred by 082 923 3591 rogerbred1@gmail.com of Anthea Cillie by 0762957839 vir meer besonderhede. ) Annette Scholtz van Caledon is besig met fondsinsameling vir kanker. Kaartjies is beskikbaar teen R20 elk en die gelukkige wenner kan ’n Wireless Internet-installasie ter waarde van R2 000 wen. Die prys word deur B360 Wireless Internet Solutions geborg. Bel gerus vir Annette by 076 0177 299 vir inligting oor die lootjies. Die trekking sal die laaste week van Junie plaasvind. ) Die Caledon Dieresorgwinkel, in Donkinstr langs Kontrei Printing, is dringend op soek na donasies, veral na tweedehandse kombuisware , beddegoed, gordyne, honde leisels en baba items. Alles word net so in die gemeenskap teruggeploeg om weerlose diere te help. Dit maak nie saak of sekere items gehawend of verbleik is nie, iemand sal dit wel kan gebruik. As vervoer ’n probleem is , sal Dieresorg dit by jou kom haal. Bel hulle by 078 109 8372. Dieresorg bedank almal vir hulle ondersteuning sover, veral die diere is dankbaar. ) Die Caledon-biblioteek nooi alle matrieks uit om op 3 Julie om 14:00 na ’n praatjie by die biblioteek te kom luister. Joseph Amansure, die hoof van menslike hulpbronne by Theewaterskloof-munisipaliteit, gaan ’n praatjie lewer oor beroepe in die munisipaliteit en die kuns van onderhoudvoering. ) NG Kerk,Caledon-Wes gemeente is volgende jaar 40 jaar oud. Ter viering van hierdie mylpaal, wil hulle graag hul eie resepte boek uitgee. Stuur jou gunsteling resep na ngcalwes@overnet.co.za. Beter nog, skryf dit neer met ’n boereraat of twee en foto van jou keuse en neem dit na Hilga de Waal by die kerkkantoor. Kontak vir Hilga by 0282121973 vir verdere besonderhede. ) Kontak die Theewaterskloof Gazette se nuusredakteur, Annette Theron by 028 214-1294 met nuusgebeure of e-pos haar by kontreinuus@com2000.co.za.


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Protest and pain: how I felt the anger JANINE VAN DER RIET You always read of marches and protests by dissatisfied residents or employees. We see in newspapers and on TV how tyres, branches and rubbish bins are set on fire. But we sometimes do not concern ourselves all that much about it, because “it’s the police’s problem”. On Monday morning I was frightened for the first time in my career as a journalist when protesters lured me into a trap. I drove to Bot River to take photos of the protest. I took the dirt road between the settlement and the train station and saw many people next to the road, whom I greeted with a polite nod of the head. They looked anxious, but still greeted me without warning me of what I was to encounter within minutes. As the road turned, near to the N2 link-up, I saw for the first time that the road was blocked. The po-

lice were standing on the other side of the blocked road. Trees and tyres were burning between us. I’d driven right into the protest, without anyone along the road having warned me. Men started running at my car, armed with sticks and stones. I knew I was in danger and I hurriedly made a three-point turn. I hit the accelerator and sped away as fast as I could. One of the men succeeded in hitting my car with his stick. He had a violent, hate-filled expression on his face. This man and other men ran after my car to “teach me a lesson”, but I thankfully got out of there in time. I am angry that I was scared. I think back and wonder if I should have “stood my ground”, but I fear I may not have made it out. The violence and hatred in the men’s eyes were alarming. I’d done nothing to them. Why would they want to hurt me? Violence is not the answer.

Protesters in the distance flex their muscles at the camera.

PHOTO: JANINE VAN DER RIET

Classroom confidence Temporary classrooms that are currently being built at Umyezo Wama Apile School in Grabouw will be ready to be handed over – and to host classes – by 16 July, when the third term gets under way. This announcement was made last week by Robin Carlisle, Western Cape MEC for Transport and Public Works. He said the work to provide temporary school facilities to pupils who could previously not be accommodated due to overcrowding, as well as plans to build a new

Van links is konstabels Brendal Swart, George van Wyk (die verdagte) en Morné Joubert. FOTO: DARRYL PLAATJIES

Beweerde korrupsie ondersoek  DARRYL PLAATJIES ‘n Konstabel van Botrivier het Vrydagoggend in die Caledon-hof verskyn op aanklag van beweerde korrupsie. Volgens kol. Rudolph Bailey, misdaadvoorkomingskoördineerder van die vyf polisiestasies in Theewaterskloof, is hulle reeds sedert Februarie besig met die ondersoek en die aangeleentheid is na die Valke verwys vir verdere ondersoek. “Die ondersoek is in dié stadium sensi-

tief en ander lede word ook tans ondersoek.” Hy is van mening dat daar nie plek is vir korrupte polisiemanne in sy sektor nie. “Dit is die eerste saak van korrupsie teen ’n plaaslike polisieman en ek hoop ook die laaste. Ons sal alles in ons vermoë doen om korrupsie hok te slaan,” het hy gemaan. Konstabel George van Wyk is op borgtog vrygelaat.

school in Grabouw, is well on track. This follows protests in Grabouw in March, during which two classrooms were burnt down and two more vandalised due to tensions around overcrowding at schools. Over 200 Umyezo Wama Apile School pupils in Grades 11 and 12 are now being transported weekly to the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute in Kuils River to keep classes going. The temporary classrooms are off Adams Street, opposite Groenberg Secondary School.


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Tuesday 26 June 2012

Taking Villiersdorp  forward At the recent quarterly general meeting of the Villiersdorp Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association (VRRA), new chairperson John Glibbery and his committee heaped praise on a recent open day centred on returning the town’s wildflower garden to its former glory. They lauded the town’s municipality, as well as town manager Patrick Don, for holding a “well-organised, educational and fun day” at the Goniwe Park sports fields. “The open day was the first step in educating and planning for resuscitating the wildflower garden for which the town was once so well known,” a spokesperson says. “Various agencies, such as Tourism, Nature Conservation, the police, Badisa and Water Affairs, played their part in keeping everyone entertained and interested – the snakes being a major draw card for everyone!” Plans are afoot to hold another open day in September, and the VRRA calls on everybody to support it. “The former glory of the garden may be a long way off, but one step at a time is all it takes.” Other matters under discussion at the meeting were: issues at the local waste water and water treatment plant; security in the town; the proposed installation of CCTV cameras by the Business Forum; the establishment of a proposed resort, and the existing municipal caravan site; recycling; the new electricity tariffs; the Goniwe Park and Destiny Farm developments; the RDP housing delay; additional recreational and sporting facilities; the establishment of a “tree committee” to ensure that the arboreal character of the village remains intact; and the issue of the proposed parking meters in the main road. “If we want to make this town a better place for all, we need to work together with all sections of the community. We need to be vigilant, we need to understand and discuss any problems with the relevant parties, and we need to take appropriate action. “We urge everyone in Villiersdorp to consider supporting our association. Let’s try and make a real difference to everyone who lives here.”

Sitesaviwa residents burned tyres on Thursday last week because they had heard rumours that the Red Ants were on their way to break down homes built on municipal land. Photo: DARRYL PLAATJIES

Fear of Red Ants drives protest ANNETTE THERON AND DARRYL PLAATJIES About 40 illegal homes have been built, virtually overnight, next to Sitesaviwa, opposite Uitsig in Caledon. A Caledon resident, who spoke to Gazette on condition of anonymity, fears that uncontrolled growth in the number of informal homes will be problematic for the town, and the residents in that area specifically. The structures are situated on land earmarked by the municipality for a housing development expected to get going in 2013. The 40 new homes represent a growth of roughly 10% in the informal settlement. The structures – some half-completed and all but six unoccupied – were built last week by backyard dwellers from Sitesaviwa. This follows after Sitesaviwa residents held two protests in May to demand houses in their community. According to Lennox Cengimbo, chairperson of the Sitesaviwa housing committee, the structures were built by people sick of overcrowding. Up to five families live on one plot in Sitesaviwa, he says. Residents who spoke to Gazette said they no longer wanted to pay rent of up to R250

a month to stay in someone else’s back yard. After hearing that the Theewaterskloof Municipality wanted to break down the new structures, residents blocked roads and burned tyres last Thursday morning. Two cars with CA registration numbers arrived in the informal settlement on Thursday, filled with tyres in their boots and on their back seats, just before residents blocked off the main entrance to Uitsig and set tyres alight at the entrance to Sitesaviwa. According to Cengimbo, these cars are owned by people who originally come from Cape Town but now live and work in Caledon. The police’s public order unit was called in to protect residents and property. Although no structures were broken down, there has been no further construction, nor any work on the homes. Stiffie Cronjé, Theewaterskloof Municipality spokesperson, confirms that the municipality planned to break down the structures, but declines to elaborate on who would do this. Residents say they were reacting to rumours that the Red Ants – the Anti–Land Invasion Unit – were on their way to remove the houses, which they say would have been an illegal act. According to Colonel Reuben Frans of the

Caledon police, the municipality should have obtained an eviction order within 48 hours of the homes’ construction and occupation if it wanted to break down the structures. Cronjé, meanwhile, says a meeting was held on Thursday with residents to find a solution to the “illegal occupation of future housing land”, he says. Cronjé says negotiations have been held with the Sitesaviwa housing committee, and additional land at the back of Sitesaviwa has been made available to residents. It is unclear when this land will be used, though. “It is essential that the occupation process is ordered and structured, and therefore the cooperation of the community is of cardinal importance,” Cronjé says. “At the moment this land does not have the necessary minimum services, and funds must be found for these.” Cengimbo says everyone is uncertain of the way forward, adding that the committee and residents are waiting to see what the municipality will bring to the table next. He says that the housing committee is unhappy with the fact that residents illegally occupied municipal land, “but they have nowhere else to go”. In the meantime, the illegal structures remain untouched.

Alwyn Vintcent on its way The long awaited new asset of Villiersdorp, the Alwyn Vintcent, has finally left the Cape Town Waterfront yesterday (Monday, 25 June). She is expected to arrive in Villiersdorp on Friday after an unusually long journey through the Boland. The Alwyn Vintcent steam-powered tugboat will not travel the usual 100 km from Cape Town to Villiersdorp – this trip is four times longer. The route was meticulously planned by Africa Route Clearance Consultants with 17 pages of detailed instructions for the escorting traffic officers and drivers. Every intersection, overhead wire (measured to the nearest millimetre), trees near the road, road works (with the names of each site agent), even a section on the wrong side of the N1 main trunk road to Johannesburg, was planned to perfection. The Alwyn Vintcent is one of five steam

tugs which were built in the late 1950s in Venice for the former South African Railways and Harbour’s Administration. She worked in Mossel Bay from July 1959 until 1983, when she was replaced by a more modern vessel. Alwyn Vintcent will be deposited on an 11-axle, 88-wheel trailer. The trailer will be pushed and pulled by large prime-movers. The inside turning-circle is over 10 meters, the outside over 20. The total width is 6,6m and the height of the trailer and vessel is 5,7m, although the trailer can raise and lower itself 300mm from this measurement. The full length of the prime-movers and the trailer is 47m and 108 wheels will be on the road. Each wheel on the trailer can steer and levelling is done automatically. For more information about this tugboat, visit the website at www.alwynvintcent.co.za.

HOND SOEK HUIS: Dié agt maande oue reun is buite

die moutfabriek in Caledon opgetel. Hy is baie liefdevol en as sy ouers hom nie opeis nie, soek Caledon Dieresorg vir hom ’n huis. Hy is ’n hond wat by mense wil wees en is mal oor sy bank en kombers. Bel Dieresorg by 078 1098 372.


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Taal kleur Victoria­sage ANNETTE THERON Die debakel oor die oprigting van die nuwe Victoria-gemeenskapsaal in Ian Toerienweg het ’n taalgeurtjie bygekry. ’n Munisipale skrywe wat op 23 Mei aan inwoners van dié straat gestuur is, het hulle die geleentheid gebied om hul besware aan die departement van omgewingsake en ontwikkelingsbeplanning te stuur. Gerald Page, wat ontevrede inwoners verteenwoordig, het egter gesê hulle is omgekrap omdat die briewe in Engels is en dat hulle daarom nie daarop gaan reageer nie. Aziel Gangerdine, woordvoerder van die departement van omgewingsake en ontwikkelingsbeplanning, het by navraag bevestig dat die departement teen die sperdatum, wat op die briewe aangedui is, geen skriftelike beswaar teen die bou van die saal in Ian Toerien-

weg ontvang het nie. Dít, ten spyte van inwoners wat verlede week nog aan die Gazette gesê het hulle is gekant teen die ligging. Hulle meen steeds die nuwe saal gaan op die verkeerde plek gebou word. Dit gaan ’n invloed op die waarde van hul huise hê, ingange na hul huise versper, nagtelike lawaai veroorsaak en diegene wat staatstoelaes ontvang gaan weens bykomende vervoerkoste negatief geraak word. Stiffie Cronjé, mediawoordvoerder van die Theewaterskloof-munisipaliteit, het by navraag bevestig dat geen appèlle (teen die veranderde grondgebruik) voor die spertyd ingedien is nie en daarom word met die beplanning en bou van die nuwe saal in Ian Toerienweg voortgegaan. Bouwerk aan die nuwe inkopiesentrum, waar die ou Victoriasaal gestaan het, het verlede week in alle erns begin.

Gerald Page met die brief van die munisipaliteit wat in Engels aan hulle gestuur is. FOTO: DARRYL PLAATJIES

Stap vir  welsyn Tommy Beeselaar van Grabouw stap vir minderbevoorregte kinders. Dié langasem gaan op 3, 4 en 5 Augustus die kus tot kus roete aanpak ten bate van Walking for the Wounded Children, ’n inisiatief wat deur Tommy en sy borge in die lewe geroep is. Die fondse wat ingesamel word, sal aan verskeie welsyn- en kinderhuis-instansies in die Wes-Kaap en Overberg geskenk word. Tommy beplan om op 3 Augustus om 07:00 by Peregrine weg te spring en beplan om tussen 40 en 50 kilometer per dag te stap. Op Sondag 5 Augustus hoop hy om twee vlaggies, die SuidAfrikaanse landsvlag asook die Walking for the Wounded Children vlag, by sy eindbestemming in Algulhas te plant. Sy volgende staptog word vir 1 September beplan. Hy wil graag Mount Kilimanjaro aandurf en is reeds hard aan die oefen om die 5 893 m bo seespieël aan te durf. Hy sê hy sou dit nie sonder die hulp van sy borge Max Performance Apparel, New Balance, Pick n Pay, Woolworths en Mr Price kon doen nie.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS: A playful time between food and wine was enjoyed by a full house of guests braving the cold for the recently held monthly wine and dine at The Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa. Here (from the left) are Casper Pieters, Sous Chef, Sterlia van der Merwe, food and beverage manager, Reino Thiart, wine maker and Shaun Bruce, executive chef. Whalehaven, synonymous with wines of enticing bouquets, indeed paired beautifully with shortcrust tart filled with wild field mushrooms and herbed goat’s cheese finished with balsamic-and-lemon-marinated baby marrow slivers; paupiettes of sole in a pool of hollandaise with sautéed French beans and baby corn; slow braised oxtail and leek pie served with toasted almond creamed potatoes and fresh shelled minted pea puree; and dark chocolate fondant finished with a warm berry and rooibos compote. PHOTO AND WORDS: HELGA SCHÖFMANN

Gesin verloor alles in brand Louisa Plaatjies se plakkershut het Sondagoggend 17 Junie om 09:30 in Uitsig in Bloukraanweg 6 afgebrand. Sy en haar vriend Japie Miennies het al hul aardse besittings verloor. Selfs Japie se ID-dokument en ook Louisa se twee-maande oue babaseuntjie se geboortesertifikaat is in die brand verwoes.

Die paartjie woon op die oomblik by Louisa se ma in Vleiview en hulle het ’n karavaan gekry wat hulle intussen in haar pa se erf gaan parkeer. Hulle sal vir tyd en wyl daar bly totdat hulle weer op hulle voete kom Enige donasies is welkom , veral klere en kos. Bring gerus jul donasies na die Gazette se kantoor in Caledon; bel 028 214 1294.

Fair Start to give guidance A local anaesthetist, who wants to make a difference in the lives the underprivileged, is registering a not-for-profit organisation to help relieve the medical concerns of children and their mothers. Dr Richard Erskine from Greyton has, since 2006, anaesthetised around 1 600 children between the ages of two and five in two provincial hospitals in the area while the state dentist had to extract nearly all of their teeth. In a bid to reduce occurrences like these – and teeth are just the tip of the iceberg, he says – he has registered Fair Start and secured the old Post Office building in Genadendal to do some much-needed work in the community. Erskine is concerned about the huge shortfall of doctors and nurses, especially in the rural areas of South Africa, and says that health care in South Africa has been overwhelmed by the enormous burden of HIV/ Aids, tuberculosis and violence. He is of the opinion that this has depleted funding for mother and child care. The Fair Start team, who will offer their

expertise to mothers and children, comprises Dr Erskine, his wife, Hazel, who is a nursing sister, Carol Hanks, also a nursing sister, Karen du Toit, a nursery school teacher and Dr Isak Balie, curator of the Moravian Museum. Erskine says young children need not only physical, but also maternal, psychological, sociological and cognitive support if they are to advance through school and life. “I believe that with community support for themselves and their children, mothers will be able to meet their children’s needs. They need guidance in parenting skills, encouragement, and support for themselves and their children. This, in a community-driven initiative, offers the best hope for moms, but especially for the children to move up and out of the generational poverty cycle as they uplift themselves.” Trained professional willing to give of their time and expertise, can call Dr Erskine (072 187 4540) or his wife, Hazel (028 254 9209). Educational toys and material are also needed for children between 2 and 5 years.

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Tuesday 26 June 2012

When will people start to care?

Talk, don’t destroy Another protest in Bot River. Another day lost to employees who wanted to go to work. More money lost to fear. Has our country become so violent that, whenever there is a problem, we need to intimidate and destroy other people’s property to be heard? Surely there are other ways to settle problems in our communities. Can residents, protesters and community leaders please take hands and sit around a table to make the future better for everyone involved? It is now school holidays. The children in Bot River saw the way the so-called grownups protested. This is not the example we want to set for the children, our future.

Mr Clive Benjamin maintains in the Theewaterskloof Gazette of 19 June that many Katkloof pig farmers have neither transport nor sufficient resources to care properly for these neglected animals. He also mentions poor facilities, lack of heating and running water. What dreadful circumstances for these animals to find themselves in. Can anyone imagine a confession of profounder irresponsibility? So these so-called farmers first buy stock to rear for commercial purposes before bothering a hoot about available land, the provision of proper feeding, transport and medication. Are they without common sense, or plain dumb to embark on a enterprise demanding so much advance planning and investment? Benjamin suggests the prevailing, what he calls “problems”, would be mys-

teriously solved if more land were to be made available to them. How more land is going to solve issues of transport, resources, medication, running water and heating, he does not say. He either believes in miracles or expects the municipality to cough up yet again. And when their farming activities fail and animals are neglected and abused, who is to clear away the mess they leave behind? Let me tell them if they don’t know. It’s the local authority and animal welfare bodies – in other words, the ratepayers and members – who face the proverbial music and pick up the tab. Heaven knows when some people will ever grow into responsible, caring and prudent citizens, considering not only themselves, but their fellow man and defenceless animal as well.

SKIM DU PLESSIS

Onderteken asb. jou brief aan Gazette Hoewel lesersbriewe aan die redakteur verwelkom word, word briefskrywers herinner dat alle inhoud wat in die Gazette gepubliseer word, aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Perskode en die beginsels van billike en regverdige kommentaar moet voldoen. Plasing bly dus onderhewig aan die oordeel van die redakteur, wat dit op grond van dié kode en beginsels evalueer.

Briewe kan ook slegs gepubliseer word as die skrywer se volledige naam en kontakbesonderhede verskaf word. Skrywers wat ’n skuilnaam wil gebruik, moet asseblief meld waarom hulle die skuilnaam verkies, maar moet steeds vir ons aandag hul volle naam en kontakbesonderhede verskaf. Ons bedank al ons lesers vir hul belangstelling en deurlopende ondersteuning. RED.

Soek die Here nóu Ons leef in die eindtye en die Gees van God maak ’n uitnodiging aan almal om die aangesig van die Here te soek, meer as ooit tevore. Jes.55:6-7 “Soek die Here terwyl Hy nog te vinde is; roep Hom aan terwyl Hy naby is. Laat die goddelose sy weg verlaat en die kwaaddoener sy gedagtes en laat hy hom tot die Here bekeer, dan sal Hy hom barmhartig wees, want Hy vergeef vermenigvuldig.” Ek glo dat daar ’n baie sterk uitroep van die Gees van God is na alle nasies om hul te bekeer, aangesien die tyd naby is vir die koms van die Here Jesus. Selfs Godloënaars erken dat ons in die laaste dae is. In Jes 40:18-25 praat God met Suid Afrika en sê Hy ons is ’n beroofde en geplunderde volk weens die ongehoorsaamheid van die mense. Meer en meer profetiese stemme gaan op om die volkere tot bekering te roep, maar baie is wederstrewig en slaan nie ag op Sy roepstem nie. 1 Sam 15:23 “Wederstrewigheid is ’n sonde van waarsêery en eiesinnigheid is afgodery en beeldediens.” Vers 22 sê dat gehoorsaamheid beter is as om gawes vir die kerk te gee en Spr. 29:1 waarsku dat ons nie ons harte moet verhard nie, want dit kan tot die ewige verderf lei. Die Here sê: “Vandag as jy My stem hoor, verhard jou hart nie.”

PAST. GERT VISSER, 082 724 1363

Skoolvakansie Die skole het gesluit in die middel van die jaar. Die vakansie tyd om te baljaar. Al is dit winterweer wat wag. Is dit lekker elke dag. Baie sien daarna uit om vêr te ry, maar net so vrolik is die wat tuis bly. Hulle moet van hul skoolwerk nou eers rus. Maar vir vakansie pret is hulle baie lus. En na die vakansie is hulle uitgerus. En opnuut dan weer vir skoolwerk lus. Geniet die vakansie

GERHARD DE BRUYN

TAFELRONDE GEE OM: Hier oorhandig Thys Basson ’n kospakkie aan Esmé Piek en Belinda Windvogel van Uitsig terwyl Dreyer van Niekerk toekyk. Agterop die bakkie sit Wynand Myburgh, almal Tafelronde-lede. FOTO: ANNETTE THERON

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Vra afgetrede kundiges mooi om onderwys te help red

LEI DE GRIFFIER In die briljante fliek, A Few Good Men, vra Genl. Nathan R. Jessup (Jack Nicholson) aan een van sy senior offisiere: “What the $%^& is going on over at Windward, Matthew?”. Die skooljaar trek halfpad en steeds het sekere skole nie handboeke ontvang nie. Dit noop my om aan die minister van basiese onderwys te vra: “Beste Angie (Motshekga), asseblief, sê ons: wat die joos gebeur met basiese onderwys in Suid-Afrika?”. In onderwys is sake só vervalle dat die minister waarskynlik en tereg sal sê sy het nie ’n idee nie. Onderwysghoeroes buite die staat sal sê daar is nie ’n politieke of regeringswil om dinge te kenter nie. Hulle hamer op swak beleid, swak

uitvoering van beleid, onvoldoende geld, gebrekkige infrastruktuur en karig opgeleide pedagoë. Maar is hulle reg? Geld is belangrik en so is infrastruktuur, maar die toevoeging van goed opgeleide onderwysers en kundiges wat tans buite die onderwyssisteem is kan die saak red.’n Handvol goeie en gewillige voormalige of afgetrede onderwysers by’n skool sal gebrekkige infrastruktuur, afwesige boeke en politieke onwil as’n niksseggende verskoning vir vrot onderwys ontmasker. Vergeet die groter prentjie, want die regruk van skole hoef nie net die staat se saak te wees nie. Dit is’n gemene saak vir almal en ook vir gemeenskappe. In elke gemeenskap in die Overberg en elders sit trosse oudonderwysers en

verveelde afgetredenes, met enorme onderwysbaseerde en algemene vakkundige vermoëns, ledig, eerder as om te help waar daar nood is. Wat verhoed hulle om by skole met nood aan te meld en in belang van ons kinders te sê: “Hier is ek nou, ek steek my hand op om te help, waar moet ek begin?” Hoekom gebeur dit nie? Dié is nie ’n populêre siening nie, maar hulle sit eerder broekgatte deur en kritiseer voor hulle kinders van “vreemde” kulture en ouers help. Moenie sê ek praat bog nie; ek ken die mense se gesindhede. Ek hoor hulle elke dag sê hulle bly onbetrokke, omdat hulp die owerhede in hul kwaad sterk. Ek hoor hoe hulle deurspek is met negatiwiteit en hardvogtigheid. Straks is hulle reg, ek weet nie;

en straks is die agterstande so erg dat die owerhede nie meer herwaarts of derwaarts weet nie. Straks bid die owerhede dat die afgetrede of onaktiewe poel van kundigheid beskikbaar word, want gebeur dít gaan ’n enorme gat in die onderwyssisteem toegestop word. Straks is die owerhede net te trots, verwaand of hardgebak om te vra al weet hulle dat ekonomies onaktiewe mense se kollektiewe kundigheid die jonges se onderwysagterstande drasties sal verklein. Dink u in: kundiges in een van Overberg se dorpe besluit om hul enorme kennis te poel en by die onderwysstelsel aan te haak. Dink wat hulle sal vermag. Dink aan die brûe wat hulle sal bou en die goeie wil wat op dié verbondenheid sal

volg. Wat die kundiges ook al verhoed om beskikbaar te word verander niks aan die feit dat kinders nie die rede is hoekom hulle apaties geword het nie. Die misnoegde onbehulpsames straf nie die owerhede nie, maar die kinders. Jonathan Jansen, voorste onderwysghoeroe in die land en rektor van Kovsies, sê mense bly onbetrokke omdat dit in hul bloed is om so te wees. Dalk is hy reg, maar het hy, van sy kollegas en ons, al ons boude gelig en doelbewus hulp vir onderwys in dorpe gaan werf? Ek twyfel, en voor ons dit nie doen nie sal ek nie simplistiese verklarings glo nie. Ek sal sê: praat met die kundiges en vra hulle om te help; vra hulle mooi. Ter wille van ons kinders.


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No high flier, but a solid and capable beast Road test: the Isuzu KB300 4x4 D/C LX It had been a while since I’d put a 4x4 through its paces. And, in the intervening years since I’ve owned one, many positive changes have been made to marques across the board. Some improvements, like changing into 4x4 mode and engaging diff-lock on the fly are already old-hat, while others, like reversing sensors, on-board computer systems and motorised, fold-back side mirrors, are more recent yet subtle additions to the overall ride comfort and urban driveability of these ever-improving dual-purpose vehicles. What struck me most about the Isuzu KB300 even before I stepped into the cab was the refined yet still muscular aesthetic of this highly pedigreed brand. And once inside, the easily accessible controls and lumbar support offered by the contoured bucket seats provided a good deal of comfort and confidence as I wrestled with the challenges of the Grade-3 Shepherd’s Trail at Bosch Luys Kloof Private Nature Reserve (PNR) near Ladismith. Although Bosch Luys Kloof PNR is not marketed as a 4x4 destination as such, it currently has two routes (a third is under construction) for guests to explore in their own 4x4 vehicles. According to owners Gerhard and Ans Rademeyer, their intention in opening up these trails was simply to “allow our guests to experience the unique hidden worlds of the mountainous Karoo that we’ve discovered and come to love over the years”. Due mostly to my own rustiness, as well as the narrow, rock-strewn riverbed that greeted us around the first corner, I engaged low-range (you need to stop to do this) fourwheel drive and oscillated between second

and third gear for most of the 14,5 kilometres of this scenic mountain route. The power delivery from the 120 kW D-TEQ diesel motor, which provides 360 Nm of torque at 1 800 to 2 800 revs per minute, is smooth, and it felt as if there was just no gradient that could challenge the KB300 as it ground its way resolutely over all obstacles. The only two beefs I had with the vehicle on this 4x4 route were ground clearance and forward visibility. For some strange reason, this top-of-the-range 4x4 bakkie has a belowpar ground clearance of only 206 mm, while the lesser KB250 4x4 comes in at a more acceptable 222 mm. This unfortunately restricts the type of heavy off-roading one can do with the KB300 without risking damage to the vehicle. I was just fortunate to have a strong and willing girlfriend with me who took to rolling some of the taller rocks out of the way so we wouldn’t damage our test vehicle. And even with my seat at its highest setting, I battled to see over the bulbous turbointercooler inlet (in case you think I’m just severely vertically challenged, I’m just shy of six foot), making it more challenging than it might have been to navigate this otherwise supremely capable vehicle through the tighter turns and narrower rocky sections. It’s on conventional gravel and farm roads where the KB300 really seems to excel. If you’re in a hurry (which most farmers I see on the road seem to be) then 4–high is the gear you’ll want to select. In this setting the KB300 feels extremely sure-footed and, with its standard Continental World Contact 4x4 tyres (245/70R16C) you’ll be hard pressed to spin it around a corner. Seriously, on the absorbing gravel Witteberge back road (between Laignsburg and Touws River) I tried a number of times and couldn’t get it right. On the long road home to Cape Town the

Despite its lower ground clearance, the Isuzu KB300 4x4 LX is still a very capable off-roader. PHOTO: ANNETTE THERON

next day, my girlfriend and I indulged in the many creature comforts and safety features this plush ride has to offer: air conditioning; crisp, multi-format sound system (including USB input); excellent braking (ABS and EBD) and body-hugging bucket seats. But, try as we did, we couldn’t get the cruise control system to work and surmised that a fuse must have blown. While the KB300’s powerful D-TEQ motor displays relatively little turbo-lag, as with most diesel bakkies you’ll still need to plan your overtaking more prudently than you would in a petrol-powered equivalent – especially when heading straight into a gale force southeaster as we did. But once the KB300 has its tail up, it goes like a freight train and its feels incredibly stable up to its maximum speed of close to 180 km/h. Of course, travelling within the speed limit will ensure better economy, and we averaged just over 10 L to

100 km over 650 km at various speeds, over a variety of road surfaces and using all the gear selections available. Isuzu KB300 4x4 LX road test summary At R407 400, the Isuzu KB300 4x4 LX is significantly cheaper than its main Toyota rival (the Hilux 3.0 D-4D 4x4 Raider is R424 900), has a better approach-angle (36 ° versus 30 °) and even delivers substantially more torque (360 Nm versus 343 Nm), but its ground clearance (206 mm versus 227 mm) limits its heavy off-roading capabilities. Chief likes: Silky torque and smooth power delivery; excellent braking; good roadholding on all surfaces; spacious interior, attractive instrumentation; ergonomic controls and overall build quality. Chief dislikes: Lack of ground clearance and poor forward visibility on 4x4 tracks. To find out more visit www.isuzu.co.za and www.boschluyskloof.co.za.

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Tuesday 26 June 2012

Dié kontrei het sy spoke S.J. DU TOIT

3 Tons of Fun will perform at the next Caledon Hotel Dinner Theatre.

June Dinner Theatre promises 3 Tons of Fun This month’s Dinner Theatre at The Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa features South Africa’s favourite trio of voluptuous divas: 3 Tons of Fun. The larger-than-life trio will wow their audience with a mix of showstoppers from the disco era, as well as well-known and -loved pop, African and dance music. Paul Campbell, The Caledon’s director of operations and complex general manager, says 3 Tons of Fun’s cabaret show is a dazzling spectacular from start to finish.

“We’re really excited to be bringing these very entertaining and talented ladies to The Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa. Their shows earn rave reviews wherever they go, and we are sure our Dinner Theatre guests will be just as enthralled,” says Campbell. The Dinner Theatre will be held this Saturday in the Swartberg at The Caledon Hotel. The doors open at 19:00, with the divas taking the stage at 20:00. Tickets cost R200 per person, and include a sumptuous three-course dinner. For more information visit www.thecaledon.co.za.

AT YOUR SERVICE: Emmanuel Mbokazi and Brian Mbo, both of whom work as petrol attendants at the BP service station in Villiersdorp, show off the certificates they were given following the completion of their forecourt customer service training.

Daar word van heelwat spoke in die kontrei vertel. In die De Hoop-opstal in die omgewing van Bredasdorp loop daar snags die spook van ’n vrou. Die destydse eienaar, Pieter Cloete, het vir sy mooi bruid by die bruilofsmaal ’n groot oester gegee. Sy kon op geen manier die oester sluk nie en tot al die gaste se ontsteltenis verstik sy en val dood neer. Cloete was self ook so ontsteld oor die tragedie, dat hy ’n pistool teen sy kop gedruk het. Die koeël het deur sy kop getrek en teen die plafon vasgeslaan. Dit het ’n groot gat net binne die voordeur gelaat. Aan die buitekant van die voordeur is die oester teen die muur gemonteer. G’n wonder die gees van die bruid kan nie tot ruste kom. Spookdraai naby die ingang tot Agulhas is nóg ’n bekende spookplek. Blykbaar het besoekers by die Agulhas gastehuis, wat net bokant Spookdraai is, gesê hulle wil nie in ’n sekere kamer slaap nie. Hulle het hul doodgeskrik toe ’n vroue-gedaante met ’n lang outydse rok in die kamer inkom. Nie-

mand weet wat die oorsprong van die spokery is nie. Daar is egter verskillende menings en legendes. Een Agulhas-inwoner se huishulp het vertel dat daar eens ’n grusame ongeluk was. Die persoon se kop is heeltemal afgesny met die slag van die botsing en dit het oor die pad gerol. Mense vertel dat daar sedertdien snags ’n koplose man op daardie draai langs die pad te sien is. ’n Ander legende oor spookdraai is dat ’n skip jare gelede daar gesink het met die enigste oorlewende ’n mooi jong vrou. Sy het haar pad teen die berg uit gevind en in ’n kleinerige grot beland waar sy later oorlede is. Haar gees het nooit tot ruste gekom nie en sy is moontlik die vrou wat in die gastehuis besoekers die skrik op die lyf jaag. Die ander spook was op Dunghye Park (Donkiespad in die volksmond) naby Caledon waar in die nag die gehuil van ’n baba in die huis en op die werf gehoor is. ’n Nuwe eienaar van die plaas het nie in spoke geglo nie en het die hele bloekombos langs die huis laat omdolwe. Hulle het die geraamte van ’n baba daar gevind. Na ’n behoorlike begrafnis, het die gehuil opgehou.

‘Een Landbou, Een Visie’ Die tema vir Agri Mega Week wat vanjaar vanaf Donderdag 13 tot Saterdag 15 September op Mega Park in Bredasdorp plaasvind, is: “Een landbou, Een visie”. Orton King, groep uitvoerende direkteur van die Agri Mega Groep, sê dat vanjaar se tema ’n baie belangrike kwessie in landbou aanspreek. “Rian Pheiffer wat groot spore in landbou gestap het, het in sy lewe dikwels bepleit dat daar ’n draad om die Overberg gespan moet word, wat so sal help dat hierdie streek se landbou uit een mond praat. Hierdie denkbeeldige draad moet ook oor die totale landbousektor in Suid-Afrika gespan word en alle bedrywe en deelnemers in die waardeketting saamsnoer tot ’n sterk eenheid wat landbou se belange eerste stel.” Vanjaar se Agri Mega Week, sal soos in die verlede, rolspelers uit verskillende bedrywe en verskillende dele van die voedselwaardeketting byeenbring in aanbiedinge, werksessies, inligtingsessies, demonstrasies en ander geleenthede vir interaksie en ’n platform skep vir debat en diskoers. Beplanning vir aktiwiteite by vanjaar se Mega-week vorder reeds flink en besoekers kan al uitsien na lewendehaweuitstallings en bekendstellingsparades,

ontwikkeling- en produksieskoue vir kleinboere, Suid-Kaap Ayrshire- & Overberg Jersey- kampioenskappe, Overberg Jeugskou, Mega Damara Kampioenskap en -veiling, ’n spesiale Döhne-Merino uitstalling, aanbiedings en skaapbestuurkursus, Queen of the Expo’ Interras Suiwelkampioenskap, asook die Interras Vleisbees Kampioenskap. Die Mega pluimveekampioenskap en uitstalling, perdeskou, plaaswerf met demonstrasies, trekkerbestuurkompetisie in samewerking met Arrive Alive en Andrag Agrico skaaptelkompetisie in samewerking met Daan van Tonder en BKB, Mini Mega Trial vir Skaaphonde in samewerking met Nasionale Skaaphondvereniging, en opleiding vir plaaswerkers aangebied deur die Nasionale Skaaphondvereniging. ’n Damesoggend in samewerking met LAPA-uitgewers en VLV Bredasdorp. Klem op geletterdheid en ’n leesprojek, vroue-oggend in samewerking met Bredasdorp VLV-tak, met klem op borskankerbewusmaking met ’n drama-stuk Howzit my Bra met Shimmy Isaacs, Landbou jeugleierskonferensie, Skoleprogram, Kaap Agulhas Toerisme: Plaasmark – Geborg deur Parmalat en die Mega Padstal.


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“Reël Nommer Een: Hou altyd jou laaste patroon vir jouself.” Die verteller is een van duisende polisiebeamptes wat in Casspirs die brandende townships binnegery is. Hy het vol afwagting deur die koeëlvaste glas die township-duister ingestaar. Hy het ’n man geword in die polisie. Dit is waar hy die vyand én vroue leer ken het. Net so verbete soos wat hy strate gepatrolleer het, het hy na die ideale vrou gesoek. ’n Uiters verontrustende roman, en een wat Hermanus Times redakteur DeWaal Steyn boeiend gevind het.

Daan Dreyer voel soos ’n has-been. Sy vrou het hom gelos en sy twee kinders rol hul oë vir sy musieksmaak en gee eenwoord-antwoorde op al sy vrae. By die werk gaan dit ook maar droewig. Sy beste pel se vrou gee vir hom ’n geranium, om sy donker woonstelletjie mee op te kikker. Maar wat Daan betref, gaan dit veel meer as ’n malvaplant vat om weer vrolikheid en vreugde in sy ou lewetjie te saai. ’n Verfrissende, eerlike en snaakse roman oor ’n man op die rand van ’n nuwe lewe. FRANCE ON TWO WHEELS ADAM RUCK

For British travel journo Adam, France and cycling go together like ripe Camembert and Bordeaux. He undertakes six journeys – from Paris to Avignon, Lake Geneva to Normandy, two rides down the Loire, Biarritz to Burgundy, and then through the tarn gorges from the Cevennes to the Atlantic – with frequent pauses to taste wine, swim, and investigate subjects such as Roquefort and Flaubert. The book is full of useful tips on accommodation, dining, and when taking a train would have been a better option! THE VOLUNTOURIST KEN BUDD

IDEES VOL VREES KOBUS GALLOWAY:

Dié talentvolle illustreerder en infografiese ontwerper vir Media24 se woordspeling-tekenprente is spitsvondig en enig in hul soort. Daar is meer as 150 in die boek.

DOPELING: Op Sondag 3 Junie is Alex-ZaneDamons in die Nuwe Apostoliese Kerk in Caledon gedoop. Sy ouers, Archie Damons en Martha Condoktor, sê hulle wil hom in die huis van die Here grootmaak. FOTO: DARRYL PLAATJIES

VOL•UN•TOUR•IST: 1. A guy who attempts to save the world in an attempt to save himself. 2. Someone who can only do it two weeks at a time. Ken, whose father dies when he is 39, struggles with grief – and starts questioning his own life. He signs up for volunteer work in New Orleans, Costa Rica, China, Ecuador, West Bank and Kenya, and so starts his quest to live a life that matters. This book is wry, funny and heartbreakingly honest, with plenty of food for thought.

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MUSIKANT BRING NUWE DIMENSIE: Die bekende musikant Greg Smit wat bekendheid verwerf het in die vroeë sewentigerjare, beklee reeds ’n geruime tyd ’n aflospos by Swartberg Primêr. Dié bekende gospelsanger komponeer ook sy eie liedjies. Volgens T.C.Fortuin, ’n onderwyser by die skool, het Greg ’n verandering by die skool teweeg gebring. “Hy speel sy orrel met soveel oorgawe en natuurlik sing die hele personeel saam.” Daar word op Maandae en Vrydae voor skool hande gevat vir skriflesing en gebed en natuurlik lekker gesing tot eer van die Here. FOTO: DARRYL PLAATJIES

JUFFROU VANG GRAAD: Emily Hendricks, ’n onderwysers by Bloemenhof Primêr in Riviersonderend en ’n inwoner van Caledon, het in April vanjaar haar kwalifikasie in multigraad-opvoeding van Trevor Manuel by die Wes-Kaapse Universiteit van Tegnologie ontvang.

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Prima wildspastei

gesny 3 knoffelhuisies gekneus 50 ml kweper of aalbessiejellie Voorverhit oond tot 200 °C

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METODE 1. Verhit botter en olie in braaipan. Voeg een derde van vleis in pan en braai tot alkant bruin, haal uit pan en herhaal met orige vleis. 2. Rol verbruinde vleis in gegeurde meel en plaas in kastrol. Voeg ui met naeltjies, roosmaryn, port, rooiwyn, asyn, koljander en water by. Bring tot kookpunt. Verlaag temperatuur en prut met deksel op vir 2 tot 3 uur tot vleis sag is. 3. Braai intussen die gekapte uie en sampioene skep uit en hou eenkant, braai spek tot gaar. Voeg ui,

DEEG 400 g meel 250 g botter 125 ml suurroom 5 ml sout 10 ml gekapte roosmaryn Meng al die bestanddele tot n sagte werkbare deeg. Bedek met kleefplastiek en sit in yskas vir een uur. VULSEL 60 g botter 45 ml olie 2 kg wildsvleis in blokkies gesny

of rugstring of nek 90 ml koekmeelblom gegeur met 5 ml sout en 3 ml vars gemaalde swart peper 1 ui geskil en 6 naeltjies daarin gesteek 3 takkies roosmaryn of 7.5 ml droë roosmaryn 125 ml port 125 ml rooi wyn 30 ml rooi wynasyn 7,5 ml gemaalde koljander 500 ml water 2 uie gekap 250 g sampioene in skywe gesny 250 g swoerdlose spek in blokkies

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Tuesday 26 June 2012

Schools - Skole

7-leerlinge van Rûens Kollege moes ’n taak by meneer Wouter Niehaus doen oor vulkane. Daar was baie oorspronklike idees en die hele skool het kom kyk hoe die vulkane tot uitbarsting kom. Philip Kuhn is hier besig om sy vulkaan te laat uitbars en as die luide applous van die toeskouers ’n wenner moes beslis, was hy sonder twyfel die bobaas vulkaanbouer. Anri Lesch se vulkaan het egter die mooiste effek opgelewer en sy het as die wenner uit die stryd getree.

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KOSTUUMS TEN BATE VAN BIBLIOTEEK: Laerskool Bredasdorp se inter-

soos hul gunstelingkarakters uit storieboeke aantrek en daar is wenners in elke klas aangewys. Die inskrywingsgeld word gebruik om boeke vir die skool se biblioteek aan te koop. Die leerlinge was baie oorspronklik. Hier is van die karakters in die grondslagfase.

mediêre en seniorfase-leerlinge het ook ywerig meegedoen en verskeie bekende “karakters” het klasse bygewoon. ’n Hele aantal opvoeders het ook in ’n “ander gedaante” opgedaag. Almal het dit geniet om hul verbeelding vrye teuels te gee en terselfdertyd te verseker dat daar nuwe boeke in die biblioteek beskikbaar sal wees.

LANDLOOP: Op Saterdag 16 Junie het dié atlete van Swartberg Primêr aan ’n landloop-atletiekbyeenkoms in Mooreesburg deelgeneem. Hier is die atlete saam met Terrence Fortuin, een van die afrigters en Theresa Plaatjies, die sameroeper. Die tienjarige Catherine Pietersen, wat die sertifikaat vashou, het besonder goed presteer. Sy het in die eerste wedloop sesde plek behaal, in die tweede wedloop, derde plek en in die derde wedloop derde gekom. FOTO: DARRYL PLAATJIES

RÛENSKOLLEGE EINSTEINWENNERS: Dit was weer eens tyd vir die Einsteins om hul breinkrag op die proef te stel in die algemene kennis-kompetisies. Hierdie groep leerlinge het almal in hul grade uitgestaan en as wenners uit die stryd getree: (agter) Francke Horn, Reinhardt Saayman; (middel) Lynelle Pratt, Taymia Mazingani, Zara van der Westhuizen; (voor) Megan van Vuuren, Luca van der Westhuizen en Milla Syer.

RÛENS-LEERLINGE BY BOLANDPROEWE: Pieter Giliomee en Thinus van Zyl van Rûens Kollege het die naweek van 2 en 3 Junie aan die eerste Bolandproewe in Wellington gaan deelneem. Dit het baie goed gegaan en na ’n naweek van baie en harde rugby, het hulle twee die eerste groep van 60 spelers gehaal. Die skool wens dié twee spelers alle sterkte toe vir die volgende proewe wat eers in Augustus sal plaasvind.

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KENTUCKY KUIER BY SWARTBERG PRIMÊR: Op Woensdag 6 Junie het dié twee studente van Kentucky in die Verenigde State van Amerika, Swartberg Primêr besoek. Die twee is in samewerking met die Universiteit van Kentucky in Lexington en die Department van Onderwys se primêre wetenskapsprogramme (PSP) se studieplan besig met hul internskap in Suid Afrika. Eric Schumuck en Sydney Heinking sê dit was ’n besonderse ervaring toe hulle in Kaapstad aankom het. Hulle het hulle verkyk aan die asemrowende landskappe van Tafelberg, die see, Robben-eiland en ook die pragtige Sir Lowry’s-pas op pad na Caledon. Hulle het elke toneel op film vasgelê. Dié twee studente gaan nog twee maande in Suid Afrika studeer. Hulle kan nie uitgepraat raak oor die vriendelikheid van die mense van Suid Afrika nie. Hier is Sydney Heinking (links)en langs haar staan Eric Schumuck.

VULKANE TREF RÛENS:Die gr.

STORIEBOEKKARAKTERS: Laerskool Bredasdorp se leerlinge kon verlede Vrydag

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Gholfdag goed ondersteun Caledon Gholfklub het op 16 Junie die klub se eerste Castle Lite Gholfdag aangebied. Die dag is ’n inisiatief van die Boland Gholfunie in samewerking met die borg, Castle Lite, waarby alle gholfklubs in die Boland-unie betrek word om so ’n dag vir hul lede aanbied.

The Oveberg Aerobics Club was officially launched on Wednesday morning. Wilfred Hendricks, the chairperson of the club. Photo: Annette Theron

Healthy body, healthy mind “We need to invest in ourselves and our health.” So says Wilfred Hendricks, chairperson of the brand new Overberg Aerobics Club for Helderstroom Correctional Services personnel. Hendricks, a case management supervisor at the Correctional Services medium centre, says the women working at Helderstroom asked for an aerobics club as they weren’t as keen to pump iron as their male counterparts. This formed part of a national drive by Correctional Services to get employees to work towards greater levels of health and fitness. The club, which kicked off unofficially in November last year, got a proper launch last Wednesday morning with a fun walk – and it’s currently

84 members strong. “Every Thursday an aerobics session is held in the hall for employees during working hours,” Hendricks says, adding that the club is working towards competing in national championships. Hendricks says having fit body is important in this stressful working environment. Correctional Services employees suffering from workrelated stress are referred to an “employer assistant practitioner” who, if necessary, will refer the employee to a psychologist, Hendricks explains. Hendricks extends special thanks to the management team, especially area commissioner Ben Modisa-Dife, without whom the launch day, as well as the club, would not have been possible.

Die kompetisie is op ’n beterbal-stableford-formaat beslis met die wenspan wat kwalifiseer om in die provinsiale finaal te gaan meeding in November vanjaar. Die baan waar die finaal sal plaasvind moet nog aangewys word. Die kompetisie het 60 spelers gelok wat tot dusver die tweede grootste aantal inskrywings is vanuit klubs in die Overberg-omgewing. Behalwe vir die gholf was daar ’n ook ’n baie geslaagde natgat waar spelers gratis bier en sosaties kon geniet. ’n Vleisbraai ná afloop van die verrigting Rodney Sanders (regs), verteenwoordiger van die borg, wens het ook gesorg vir die nodige samesyn. die wenners van die Castle Lite Gholfdag geluk. Links staan Wat die gholf aanbetref was dit Dawie Peter Delport met sy spanmaat Dawie Buger langs hom. Burger en Peter Delport wat net-net goed genoeg gedoen het om deur te dring na die pro- Frank Abrahams (6-voorgee) en Ivan Benjamin vinsiale finaal. Ten spyte van Burger (23-voor- (10-voorgee) met 49 punte terwyl Marshall Bengee) se bestendige spel, moes hy swaar steun op jamin (3-voorgee) en Jonathan McPherson (15sy maat, want dit was juis Delport (26-voorgee) voorgee) derde geëindig het met 48 punte. wat skitterende gholf opgedis het. LaasgenoemTydens die prysuitdeling het die plaaslike verde het sewe houe beter as sy voorgee gespeel om koopsverteenwoordiger van Castle Lite, Rodney by te dra tot die span se wentelling van 50 punte. Sanders, die maatskappy se verbintenis tot die Dit was juis dié span se 29 punte oor die tweede toernooi beklemtoon en bevestig dat hul weer nege putjies wat die wenkbroue laat lig het. Bur- in 2013 as borge sal optree. ger, ’n beleerde Baklei-ligaspeler, moes ná die Die klub het vir Burger en Delport sterkte toetyd erken dat Delport egter al die glorie verdien. gewens en hoop hulle sal die klub se naam hoog Kort op hul hakke was dit die kombinasie van hou tydens die finaal.

Posduifuitslae CALEDON VEELS TE STERK: Hier druk Clayton “Olaf” Davids sy tweede drie vir Calrdon se eerste span. Caledon het Kleinmond gemaklik verslaan met 35 teenoor 11. FOTO: DARRYL PLAATJIES

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