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Theewaterskloof |Bredasdorp | Napier

Year 3 • Tuesday 9 April 2013 | Tel. 028 214 1294

Pay up: not once, not twice, but three times

Motorists will have to hand over money at three toll plazas between the R300 (Bellville) intersection on the N2 and Bot River when taking the N2 into the Overberg. Tourism and agriculture are expected to be hit hard by these plans by the South African National Roads Agency Limited. The City of Cape Town has mounted a court challenge against Sanral’s plans.

Toll roads ‘threaten economy’ ANNETTE THERON A toll road between Cape Town and Bot River should be seen as an economic threat to the residents of Theewaterskloof. With these words Alderman Chris Punt, executive mayor of Theewaterskloof Municipality, expressed the concern of many local residents who fear the impact toll plazas between Cape Town and Bot River might have on the local economy. “It is unfortunate that the toll will proceed without the negative impact on the residents of the municipal area being taken into account,” Punt said. Hisstatementsfollowrenewedmediaattention after a notice by the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) to the City of Cape Town on 6 March. According to the City this notice stated that Sanral intended to implement its N1-N2 Winelands toll project. The project will include three toll plazas on the N2 positioned just after the R300 (Bellville)

turn-off and Bot River. The City has since applied for an urgent interdict against Sanral continuing with any steps towards implementation. (Read the article on page 3). Local business owners, farmers and commuters are all concerned about the possible effects of a toll road, should it go ahead. Richard Krige, owner of Boontjieskraal outside Caledon, who farms with wheat, barley, oats and sheep, says most of their input productscomeviaroadfromtheharbour.The tolls will have an impact on the price of fertiliser, parts and fuel transported from the refinery in Milnerton. The cost of transporting grain into the Cape metropole will also be influenced. Abattoirs are in Bredasdorp, Robertson and Grabouw. “You might say that Robertson can sidestep it, but then they go via the tunnel into Cape Town. But Bredasdorp and Grabouw will be influenced.” He says it all boils down to the producer. “The producer will have to try and manage it along with the input supplier, but it is the consumer who will bear the brunt. The con-

sumer must join the struggle, because the implication of something like this, effectively has a wide impact on the whole community.” Alison Coughlan, CEO of Cape Agulhas Tourism, says it will have a negative impact on tourism if it becomes a reality. “Added to the exorbitant petrol cost, it could knock tourism badly in the Overberg.” Louis Jordaan, owner of Spar in Caledon, says they get five to six trucks with weekly deliveries. “Perhaps companies will buy cards and become regular users, but someone will still have to pay for it.” Profit margins are already low, due to competition, and he believes this added cost will flow through to theclient.Healsofeelsthatthesmallersupplier will suffer. Elaine Wessels of the Princess and the Frog in Caledon, says if the toll road is enforced, it will result in increased transportation costs. “We might experience delayed deliveries and transport costs will certainly increase.” She, too, predicts that locals will think twice before driving to the Helderberg

and Cape Town areas. “From a small business point of view, from this side of the toll road, I think it will improve sales, because we will get more local support, especially in light of the opening of the new mall.” Kevin Klaue has been working in Blackheath for the past two years and commutes daily. “With gasoline prices having already skyrocketed, the proposed toll road will put further financial pressure on me. I do not think there will be any improvement in the road surface as promised by Sanral; we’ll have to wait and see and hold thumbs that this toll road system will not be passed.” Sanral’s general manager of communications, Vusi Mona, said yesterday that it had held about 96 meetings with both the City and the provincial government on this project. “Wehavealsodoneextensiveconsultations with farmers and the communities that will be affected. The project can only proceed once a concessionaire has been appointed and a contract finalised. Until then, it is misleading to say that ‘work will go ahead’.”

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12 April ) Shuntin Shed On Bot River Station presents a Simon and Garfunkel tribute by Marcato, R50 pp. Show at 20:00. Phone 028 284 9443 or 072 867 9555 for bookings or more information.

13 April ) Caledon Rugby klub vs Hamlets ) Shuntin Shed On Bot River Station presents Li Ann Jangle. Tickets cost R40 per person and the show starts at 20:00. Phone 028 284 9443 or 072 867 9555 for bookings or more information.

BARNYARD-AAND: Wicus van der Merwe (foto) en Munro du Toit van Idols-faam tree 19 April by die Villiersdorp-skousaal op. Dié geleentheid word deur Hoërskool de Villiers Graaff om 19:00 as ’n Barnyardaand aangebied. Kaartjies vir volwassenes is R100 en R60 vir kinders. Bring gerus jou eie piekniekmandjie saam of bestel een by 082 33 5133.

) Hoërskool de Villiers Graaff bied aan Barnyard-aand met Wikus van der Merwe en Munro Du Toit (Idols) by Villiersdorp Skousaal om 19:00. Bring u eie piekniekmandjie of bestel mandjie vir twee. Navrae en bestellings: Francois by 082 334 5133.

20 April ) Bella Vista vs Caledon Rugby klub

27 April ) Gian Groen at the Shuntin Shed; R50pp. Show at 20:00. Tel 028 284 9443 or 072 867 9555.

28 April ) Caledon Rugbyklub bied hul Gholfdag aan.

) Louise Combrink will be teaching the “369 Puzzle Quilt” at the Academy’s next workshop on 11 April in Riviersonderend. Louise is wellknown in Cape Town as a teacher, as well as in England and the USA. She will also be teaching at the Bloemfontein Quilt Festival in July. At this workshop you will learn how to design any size quilt, using given dimensions that fit into one another, as well as favourite focus fabrics and matching scraps. This class is suitable for everyone, from beginners to advanced, and will be great fun! For all enquiries contact Petro van Rooyen on 084 392 1032 or, or Carool Johnson on 028 514 2951 or ) Caledon Belastingbetalersvereniging hou sy algemene jaarvergadering op Dinsdag 9 April om 18:30 in die klein saaltjie van die NG Moedergemeente. ’n Nuwe bestuur sal gekies word en besluite oor lidmaatskapgeld sal bespreek word. Almal wat belangstel, word uitgenooi om dit by te woon. ) Op Woensdag 17 April om 17:00 word daar ’n inligtingsessie in Caledon-stadsaal gehou oor die nuwe drankwet-handelsure. Alle lisensiehouers en belangstellendes is welkom om dit by te woon.

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Funny-man Stuart Taylor to perform at Caledon Casino

South Africa’s “Comedy Magic Champion”, Stuart Taylor is gracing the stage at The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment complex on Saturday 27 April for wha tpromises to be the comedy event of the season.

Taylor, probably best-known for his role as presenter on SABC’s hit travel show, Going Nowhere Slowly, is renowned for his meticulous fusion of comedy and magic. With this award-winning formula, he’s earned recognition as South Africa’s Comedy Magic Champion – a title he held for three years, and he has enchanted local and international audiences with his headline, stand-up comedy and magic shows. Taylor’s uncanny ability to cast spells of unbridled laughter on virtually any audience, earned him the adoration of critics and fans for his performances at the Pleasance Dome at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Berlin International Comedy Festival and his sold-out comedy-magic theatre productions throughout South Africa. His theatre production Learner Husband played to critical acclaim across the country, from the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town to the

Market Theatre in Johannesburg as well as a successful run at the National Arts Festival in Grahams town and The Montecasino Main Theatre. This show was built on the success of his previous oneman show, TechniColoured, which had scooped some amazing reviews and awards. In 2012 Stuart toured the country with his latest solo offering Money’s too Tight To Mention as well as Learner Husband. At the comedy event at The Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa & Entertainment complex, Stuart will present his hilarious show to the local Overberg audience for the first time. “By all accounts, this show is a hit and shouldn’t be missed,” says the resort’s director of operations and complex general manager, Paul Campbell. Taylor’s show will take place at The Caledon Hotel’s Swartberg venue at 20:00 on 27 April. Bookings can be made by phoning The Caledon Hotel Reception on 028 214 5100. Tickets cost R80 per person. A light dinner menu will be available on request with the doors opening at 19:30.

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Erieka Roux, die voormalige nuusredakteur van die destydse Caledon Kontreinuus, het by die Gazette as korrespondent aangesluit. Vir enige sosiale en gemeenskaps-insette, kontak haar gerus by 081 505 7350 of per e-pos by FOTO: ANNETTE THERON

’N APRIL-GRAP IS SY NIE! Toe Dorotha Philippie van Tortelduifstraat in Uitsig op 1 April geboortepyne kry, het sy besef dit is geen grappie nie. Sy is omstreeks 15:00 na die Caledon-hospitaal, waar ’n keisersnit op haar uitgevoer is. ’n Pragtige dogtertjie van 3,175 kg is deur dr. Anthony Hess in die wêreld gebring wat April sal heet aangesien sy op 1 April die eerste lewenslig aanskou het. Ma en dogtertjie geniet goeie gesondheid. FOTO: ERIEKA ROUX

Botrivier-waterdruk gestabiliseer Om ’n gebalanseerde waterdruk in Botrivier se sone-areas te verseker, het die direktoraat: tegniese dienste in die laaste kwartaal van 2012 ’n daaglikse ondersoek van die infrastruktuur van die dorp gedoen. Daar is onder meer vasgestel dat die netwerke nie presies is soos deur die meesterplan aangedui word nie. Erge lae waterdruk is in die omgewing

van New France ervaar. Om dit aan te spreek is Botrivier in twee sones verdeel om ’n gebalanseerde waterdruk aan huishoudings te verseker. Heelwat veranderings is aan die pype gemaak en nuwe netwerke is aangebring. Die resultaat is gunstig en die druk by alle ontvangspunte is nou tussen 1,8 MPa en 4 MPa.

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N1-N2 toll project in High Court in May ANNETTE THERON Arguments for and against the controversial N1-N2 Winelands toll project will be heard in the Cape High Court next month after the City of Cape Town applied last week for an urgent interdict against Sanral’s planned implementation of its toll project. Three toll plazas are planned on the N2 from just after the R300 (Bellville) intersection to Bot River. The tolled section will constitute a total of 70 km. The City of Cape Town released a press statement on 2 April about the urgent application after Sanral sent it a notice on 6 March. According to the City Sanral said it intended to implement the toll project. The City’s mayoral committee member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Councillor Brett Herron, said in the statement that they want to prevent Sanral from taking any steps pending a verdict on the City’s review application, which had been instituted in the same court in March last year. Herron says this is still pending because

Sanral has refused to provide a complete record of documents relevant to the toll road project, including how much the project will cost and what the toll fees could likely be. The City’s application to compel Sanral to disclose these documents, instituted five days before Sanral’s notice to the City (on 1 March), will now also be heard at the same time as the City’s urgent interdict application on 16 May. According to Stiffie Cronjé, media liaison officer at the Theewaterskloof Municipality, no notice has been issued to the Theewaterskloof Municipality this year, despite the municipality and its residents being affected. The municipality submitted a formal petition to Sanral in 2008 about the introduction of a toll road. The petition failed. “We argued that the proposed toll road will negatively influence tourism and economic development and that it would prejudice poor households as the prices of food and other products will sharply increase.” Cronjé said their objections fell on deaf ears and that Sanral, in a notice in the Government Gazette, confirmed that the N2 toll road from

the R300 intersection will extend to Bot River. “The municipality’s proposal that the toll road be moved to the west of Bot River (so the town itself is not included in the tolled section) was also rejected if current plans are realised,” said Cronjé. The toll road extends 900 metres east of Bot River on current plans. Apart from confirming that three new main plazas and three ramp plazas are planned along the N2, Sanral’s general manager of communications, Vusi Mona, said that the agency has had about 96 meetings with both the City and the provincial government on this project. “We have also done extensive consultations with farmers and the communities that will be affected. The project can only proceed once a concessionaire has been appointed and a contract finalized. Until then, it is misleading to say that ‘work will go ahead’.” The Gazette’s list of further questions, including on possible toll fees, the impact on road users and the expected stages of construction, remained unanswered. He confirmed that the City of Cape Town has taken them to court.

Napier police best in the province ANNETTE THERON

The Napier police station is currently the best performing station in the Western Cape and eighth nationally. At the Napier Residents Association’s annual general meeting Capt. Isak January reported a significant decrease in crime in the past yearasNapierwasoneoftheworstperforming stations when he took over as station commander. It is now first out of 149 stations in the province and eighth out of 1 150 stations in the country. January said without the support of the community the effectiveness and role of the police

would be greatly undermined. He paid tribute to the many people in the Napier community who were involved in the reserve, the neighbourhood watch and others whoassistthepoliceintheirrole,enablinghim andhisteamtobeaseffectiveastheyhavebeen in the past year. He said Napier’s neighbourhood watch was the largest of the seven towns from Grabouw through to Struisbaai. He appealed to the communitytounderstandthedifficultiesthepolice have to work with, particularly with regard to resources, and said that anyone with problems or concerns should approach him directly and he would do his best to resolve their issue. Eddie Cassani, liaison officer between the

police and the people of Napier says, “I and all the people of Napier are ecstatic that we are number one in the Western Cape and that we don’t have major crime in our village.” He addedthattheyareveryproudoftheirstationcommander and all his staff. “The hard work has earned dividends and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their continued efforts to keep the village and Nuwerus crime-free. Now we just need to focus on getting rid of drugs in Napier.” Alison Coughlan, CEO of Cape Agulhas Tourism, said they are extremely proud of the Napier police because they cover a large district, are always positive, and a great group of people.

Department plans to improve chronic medication services The Western Cape Department of Health apologised to residents in Riviersonderend and Bot River who recently had to wait in long queues for several hours before receiving their chronic medication (“Temperature styg oor medisyne”, Gazette, 2 April). Jo-Anne Otto, Principal Communications Officer in the department’s Cape Winelands district, apologised and said the management of the district investigated the complaints thoroughly. In an effort to improve accessibility of chronic medication to stable patients, chronic medication is pre-packaged at a central point and then distributed to patients at an alternative site. This system offers three benefits to the public: the sites are usually closer to patients’ homes than the clinic; the patients need only visit the clinic once every six months for prescription renewal and a doctor’s visit and the time involved

in medication collection is much reduced. The term “stable chronic patient” refers to a patient who uses medication to control a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy or asthma. “When a patient who has any of these illnesses takes their medication according to instruction, their health condition is referred to as ‘controlled’ or ‘stable’. It is these patients that are able to collect their medication once a month at the alternative dispensing site.” To ensure that patients remain stable on their medication, they should visit their clinic every six months so the doctor can re-evaluate them and ensure that the medication does not require adjusting. ‘The pharmacist may not package the medication without a valid prescription.” In the Caledon area, medication is packaged according to prescription at Caledon Hospital. “It is important that patients attend the clinic

as indicated by the letter that accompanies the final repeat of the prescription.” Otto said steps are being taken to address current problems. The steps include early identification and management of staff shortages and improved communication between patients and healthcare service providers. Patients are also encouraged to contact the hospital pharmacist on the telephone number provided on tablet envelopes, when they have enquiries. A control register is being designed and will be effective at alternative dispensing sites to manage and track written documentation betweenthedepartmentandpatients.Thepharmacist will arrange substitute medication if a specific drug is not available, and as soon as the original drug is available, it will be issued to the patient. The pharmacist also manages expired medication.

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Elderly resident assaulted at home ANCHEN COETZEE The assault of an elderly woman who was attacked in her own home, has rocked the otherwise quiet town of Riviersonderend. On Sunday evening 24 March, at approximately 22:00, the woman was assaulted in her home in Riebeeck Street. She had already gone to bed when she became aware of a commotion and a noise coming from within her house. Upon closer inspection, she found the connecting door to the garage ajar. Her freezer is also kept inside the garage and there she saw meat lying on the floor. It was then that she became aware of the intruder. “The man started to shout at me, demanding money,” she said. She could not discern his features clearly, but estimated him to be no younger than 30 and no older than 35. When she didn’t comply with his demands, he started to assault her, hitting her with an object she could not identify. Despite receiving severe blows to the head and face, the woman did not faint. The intruder did not seem to know his way out of the house, and upon instruction from him, she opened the door to let him out. She phoned the police, who arrived within minutes, after which she left for her son’s house where she spent the rest of the night. The woman said that this was not the first time someone had broken into her house. Just over a year ago there was another breakin, and on that occasion the culprits used the animal-trap to their advantage, apparently by sending a small-bodied person inside to unlock the doors. “I’ve stayed alone on a farm for many years and I never had one incident of this kind, but two months after I moved to town, my Alsatian was poisoned.” The woman has lived in Riviersonderend for the past 10 years. According to Const. Rolene Mentoor of the Riviersonderend police, residents need to be more alert and observant. She requested that they immediately report suspicious-looking characters. “Make sure you close your windows at night and that all tools such as spades and rakes are stored away, out of reach of possible intruders.” The police officer assigned to investigate the case is Sergeant Johan Hendriks. Anyone with information is requested to phone 028 261 8040.


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Tuesday 9 April 2013

Kerkbasaar ’n groot sukses Die jaarlikse basaar by die Morawiese kerk in Genadendal is vanjaar weer eens goed ondersteun. Dit het op Paas Maandag plaasgevind.

Jeanette Joseph (62), Dulcy du Toit (80) en Lydia Gillion (69) het rustig ontspan, terwyl hulle kort-kort ou vriende en bekendes raakgesien en gegroet het.

CALEDON SPAR-WENNERS: Dié klante van Caledon Spar is Vrydag as deel van die winkelgroep se landwye 50 jaar-vieringe met verkoopbewyse beloon. Hier (van links) is Surita Fourie, Caroline Philander, Rina Pienaar, Louis Jordaan (eienaar), Wilna Willemse en Alta Smith. Caledon Spar gaan die datum van die kompetisie, waarin dié dames wenners was, verleng tot einde Mei. FOTO: ANNETTE THERON Marcel Peters (links) en Giepie Wessels het saam met nog ander mans hul deel gedoen met die braai van hoender en wors en die kook van ’n kerrie-afval-pot tydens die Genadendal Morawiese kerk se basaar op Paas Maandag. FOTOS: ERIEKA ROUX

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Lydia Fourie en Lottie Goliath skep ’n bord afval vir ’n besoeker tydens die jaarlikse Genadendal Morawiese kerkbasaar. Soos altyd het die kerrie-afval-pot se inhoud gevlieg tot talle ander se spyt.

Khoisan open inheemse parlement in Overberg ERIEKA ROUX Groot opgewondenheid heers in die Overberg oor die opening van die eerste inheemse parlement vir die Khoisan Saterdag 13 April op Hawston. Dit volg op ’n skrywe van chief Jacobus Jooste van die Chainoukwas-stam – ’n Eerste Nasie inheemse Khoi-Khoi-stam in die Overberg-streek – aan stamhoof Zenzile Khoisan, woordvoerder van die Khoi en Boesman Nasionale Vergadering (KBNV), om die beplande opening van dié parle- Christine Jooste (50), senior hoofvrou van die Chainoukwa-stam, met ment ’n historiese geleent- die plakkaat wat die opening van ’n inheemse parlement in die Overberg heid op die Khoisan-ka- op 13 April in Hawston aankondig. FOTO: ERIEKA ROUX lender te maak en ook die Finale reëlings is glo reeds afgehandel vir mense van die platteland te betrek – meer hierdie belangrike gebeurtenis. Vir nadere spesifiek die Overberg. Khoisan-afgevaardigdes van die Sans, besonderhede oor die opening van die parleGriekwas, Koranas, Namas en ment, bel chief Jacobus Jooste by Kaapse-Khois van reg oor die land word by 079 453 3841 of stamhoof Zenzile Khoisan by 073 230 3213. die openingsgeleentheid verwag.

Bly te kenne ANNETTE THERON Som jouself in een sin op: Ek is eerlik, betroubaar en ’n steunpilaar vir my vriende en familie. ’n Restaurant vir die res van jou lewe? JJ’s in Caledon, omdat hulle kos so smaaklik is, veral die ribbetjies! As jy nie in Tjommie Roux van Caledon Caledon gebly het nie, waar sou jy wou bly? Geen ander plek as Caledon nie, want ek is ’n gebore en getoë Caledonner. Wat maak Caledon vir jou spesiaal? Dit is die mooiste omgewing in die hele SuidAfrika – die vars lug en vriendelike mense. As jy drie mense in lewe of reeds oorlede kon nooi vir ete, wie sou jy nooi? My ma, my pa en my broer. Wat is die beste raad wat jy al gegee of ontvang het? Wees altyd eerlik, moenie lieg nie, want dan het jy niks om te onthou nie.

Som jouself op in een sin: Ek is stil en ’n goeie moeder en baie lief vir kinders. ’n Restaurant vir die res van jou lewe? Ek is mal oor Gabbiano’s in Caledon. My werkgewer het my vir my 50ste verjaardag soontoe gevat vir middag- Anne-Marie Gouws is stil en rustig. ete en dit was FOTO: ANNETTE THERON wonderlik. As jy nie in Caledon gebly het nie, waar sou jy wou bly? Iewers waar dit baie stil is, verkieslik by die see. Wat maak Caledon vir jou spesiaal? Caledon is spesiaal omdat ek hier gebore is, omdat al my mense hier is en vir my is die Overberg maar net mooi. As jy drie mense in lewe of oorlede kon nooi vir ete, wie sal jy nooi? My moeder wat al klaar oorlede is en ek sal baie graag vir oud-president Nelson Mandela wil ontmoet en ook Desmond Tutu. Wat is die beste raad wat jy al gegee of ontvang het? Wees lief vir jou kinders.

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Kaap Agulhas-streek kry eie sakekamer die breë sakegemeenskap te “Ons visie is om saam volbevorder.” houbaar beter sake te Visser bevestig dat die sadoen deur ’n inklusiewe kekamer daarop gemik is netwerk vir samewerom ’n volhoubare, professiking onder lede te bevoronele diensleweringsforum der.” vir die streek se besighede Die tussentydse voorte wees deur gesonde sakesitter van die nuwe Kaap etiek te onderskryf en in saAgulhas Sakekamer se mewerking met alle rolspestigtingskomitee, Rudy lers ’n markgedrewe ekonoVisser, verduidelik die mie te onderskryf. doel van dié organisasie “Ons sal lesings en bewanneer hy sakelui uitsprekings reël oor ondernooi na die bekendstelwerpe wat die sakewêreld lingsfunksie op Dinsdag raak en beskrywingspunte 16 April. voorberei en toelig by enige Die geleentheid is oop vir klein, medium en Christo van der Rheede, uitvoerende kongres van die AHI.” Die kernfunksies van die groot besighede binne die hoof van die Afrikaanse Handelsinstisakekamer sal volgens Vismunisipale grense en be- tuut, sal as gasspreker optree. ser onder meer wees om gin om 18:30 vir 19:00 in die Overberg Agri-opleidingslokaal in Bre- plaaslike ekonomiese ontwikkeling te bevorder en om alle rolspelers by die waardeketdasdorp. Die nuwe Kaap Agulhas Sakekamer is by ting van die gebied se ekonomie te laat inskadie Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHI) geaf- kel. “Ons sal ’n besigheidsnetwerk vir besighefilieer en alle sakelui is welkom. Die gasspreker by die bekendstellings- deindiestreekwees,watmekaarondersteun aand is Christo van der Rheede, uitvoerende deur opleiding, sprekers, samewerking, geleenthede en inligtingsessies,” sê Visser. hoof van die AHI. Hy bevestig dat daar plek in hierdie netSy fokus sal wees op die Nasionale Ontwikwerkisvirenigefirmaofondernemingbinne kelingsplan en die plattelandse sakeman. Visser sê die Kaap Agulhas Sakekamer is die Kaap Agulhas- munisipale grense en so ’n netwerkorganisasie van alle opbetaalde, ook vir enige persoon of instansie wat direk aktiewe lede binne die Kaap Agulhas- muni- of indirek binne hierdie grense in die sakesipale grense, wat deur die bestuur goedge- wêreld betrokke is en aktief in groei belangstel. keur sal word. Navrae oor die bekendstellingsaand, die “Die sakekamer het ten doel om alle sakelui binne die grense van Kaap Agulhas byeen sakekamer en lidmaatskap kan tot die bete bring om deur voorligting, leiding en on- kendstelling op 16 April gerig word aan Rudy derrig ondersteuning aan mekaar te lewer. Visser by 028 424 2627, of aan Orton King by “Die sakekamer sal lede beter toerus vir 028 424 2890. Aansoekvorms en aansluitingsgeriewe sal die sakewêreld omdat ons daarna streef om die sakeklimaat vir lede positief te beïnvloed by die bekendstellingsaand beskikbaar en as lede mekaar se ekonomiese belange in wees.

Theewaterskloof Gazette


Beards and barrels of wine! Barrels and Beards 2013 takes place at The Old Shed at Anysbos Farm on the Swartrivier Road in Bot River on Saturday 20 April and starts at 17:00. Wine beauties meet hairy beasts when the colourful wine community of Bot River sets the stage for its annual Barrels and Beards celebration to toast the local wine makers’ post-harvest looks and latest fruits of their labour. Each year the laid back wine folk of this prized yet unspoilt winelands pocket follow a tradition of “no shaving or barber visits for the duration of the harvest season”, only to reveal their scruffy facades during a fun-filled “beard parade”. And this year’s event promises one big hairy hullabaloo. Along with esteemed judges, guests will get to vote for the boldest beard in Bot River and The annual Barrel and Beards post-harvest celebration takes place on sharing the spotlight with rag- 20 April this year. ing beards and monster mo’s will be the latest 2013 cellar gems to be sipped and savoured straight from proprietor of Genevieve Cap Classique. the barrels. “We only get one chance a year to This exclusive evening includes a hearty “termake the best wines we can and we invite enthu- roir to table” potjiekos dinner of unique tastes siasts to come and rub shoulders with our wine and produce from the area, whilst cool-climate, makers as we flaunt our whiskers and wines,” top quality wines from more than eight local shares wine maker Sebastian Beaumont of producers will be on sale. The boereorkes, Die Beaumont Estate. Stoepsitters, will add sakkie-sakkie vibes to this The quaint Bot River Wine Route is home to home grown affair. an eclectic bouquet of conservation-conscious A shuttle service will be available on the wineries ranging from historic and time-hon- evening in support of responsible drinking. oured to ultra modern, state of the art cellars If last year’s sell-out inaugural Barrels & that are all committed to individualistic, quali- Beards event is anything to go by, tickets will ty-driven wines. Joining Beaumont at this joy- be flying fast, so make sure you get hold of yours ous occasion will be Barton, Eerstehoop, Feitei- today. Tickets costs R250 per person and include ras, Gabriëlskloof, Genevieve, Goedvertrouw, a complimentary barrel tasting of the latest Bot Luddite, Maremanna, Rivendell and River wines, a souvenir wine glass, dinner, muWildekrans. sic entertainment and real country hospitality. “At the Barrels and Beards evening we pay For more information or to book your tickets tribute to the pampering that went into our contact Nicolene Heyns at nicolene@botriverwines and not ourselves over the past few Seating is limited and no kids unmonths,” adds bubbly beaut Melissa Nelsen, der 12 allowed.

Municipality approves policy for house shops The Theewaterskloof municipal council approved a house shop policy on 20 April and residents who plan to start such shops will have to make sure they adhere to the guidelines contained in the policy. Stiffie Cronjé, media spokesperson for the municipality, said residents can contact the Caledon town planning office for assistance. Owners of house shops will receive a special certificate which must be displayed in the shops as soon as their applications are approved. Application fees are R500, and R250 for indigent applicants. “Shops without certificates will be deemed illegal, only one house shop is allowed per per-

son, and immediate neighbours must submit their approval for the opening of a house shop.” A window period in which to submit applications for unregistered existing shops, lapsed at the end of January already. Cronjé says house shops will not be allowed to function as liquor outlets or shebeens. “Containers are still illegal to trade from, but council will consider a draft policy in this regard before June.” He said house shop owners must acquaint themselves with the special conditions under which licences are granted. “These conditions include the extent and position of the retail component which must be clearly defined on

a plan and must not exceed 25 m² or 50% of the total floor area.” He said in addition to the house shop, the land must contain a house in which the shop owner lives. “A new structure or alteration to existing houses or outbuilding must conform with the residential character of the area.” He explained that a maximum of three people are permitted to engage in retail activities on the land and only one non-illuminated sign is permitted and must not exceed 0,5 m². House shops may not trade in alcohol, gas and gas containers, video games and pool tables. Hours of operation are limited to between 06:30 and 21:00. Furthermore operation must not cause public disturbance and permission to

operate a house shops is not transferable. House shops must comply with all conditions set by the health department, the general hygiene requirements for food premises, the transport of food regulations and the regulations regarding tobacco products. In general, trading is restricted to the property and structures with approved building plans. Refuse must be dealt with in terms of municipal requirements. Delivery may only be done during business hours and council may require on-site parking. For enquiries and information, contact Marco Molo on 028 214 3333 or at The policy is available in Afrikaans, English and Xhosa.


Theewaterskloof Gazette

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Tuesday 9 April 2013

Pil-tekort by kliniek ’n bekommernis

Kommer oor N1-N2-tolroete Inwoners en sakelui asook boere en die Theewaterskloof-munisipaliteit het hul kommer uitgespreek oor die beplande tolroete wat 70 km op die N2 van die Swartklip-wisselaar tot by Botrivier beplan word. Dit vorm deel van die N1- en N2-Wynlandtolprojek. Die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Padagentskap (Sanral) voer glo aan dat die tolpaaie nodig is om verkeersdruk te verlig en ook omdat die paaie opgradering nodig het. Maar die Stad Kaapstad meen dat Sanral nie deursigtig opgetree het nie en die stadsraad wil keer dat enige konstruksiewerk aan die tolprojek begin voordat volledige inligting beskikbaar gestel word oor wat dit gaan kos om die N1 en N2 op te gradeer, wat die tolgeld gaan wees asook wat die verwagte impak op padgebruikers en die plaaslike ekonomie sal wees. Soos een padgebruiker droogweg gesê het, “ons sal maar moet wag en sien”, want die enigste persoon wat aan die einde van die dag gaan les opsê, is die gebruiker.

Op 18 Maart is ek deur ’n assistent apteker wat die pille in Riviersonderend uitdeel gevra om Woensdag weer terug te kom, omdat al myne nie in my pakkie was nie. Ek gaan toe weer die Woensdag 20 Maart terug na die kliniek om te vra of my pille gekom het. Ek is ’n bloeddruklyer en die pille is baie belangrik om my bloeddruk te stabiliseer. Maar die pille was nog steeds nie daar nie en Vrydag 22 Maart het ek weer kliniek toe gegaan en is meegedeel dat my pille nog

steeds nie opgedaag het nie. Daar is ook pille wat ek drink vir my rugpyn – soms ontvang ek dit, en soms nie. Ek was Woensdag 3 April weer by die kliniek, en nog steeds was daar geen pille nie. Ek moet elke keer vra dat iemand my soontoe vervoer, aangesien ek nie ver kan stap nie. Ek is baie bekommerd oor die swak diens.


Lees die gesondheidsdepartement se kommentaar oor kliniekdienste op bl. 3.

Napier leads the way to community safety Napier has experienced a decrease in crime over the past few months. Only one case of housebreaking, two cases of assault and one case of camera theft for the month of March 2013. Captain Isak January reported to the Napier Residents Association that he took over as station commander when the station was ranked as one of the worst in the province, and is now justifiably proud to be number 1 out of 149 stations in the Western Cape, and 8th out

of 1 150 stations nationally. He thanked the community and especially those who were involved in the reserve and the neighbourhood watch for the role they play in enabling SAPS and its personnel to be effective. The small community of Napier is very privileged and grateful to SAPS for their contribution to the safekeeping of property and the quality of lives in the village.


Afguns kelder mense Jaloesie en afguns het deur die eeue heen duisende of dalk miljoene mense se dood veroorsaak. Dit is een van die lelikste karaktertrekke wat die mens kan aanneem. Ons sien dit in politieke kringe en ons sien dit in die kerk. Romeine 13:14 sê: “Beklee julle met die Here Jesus Christus, en maak geen voorsorg vir die vlees om sy begeerlikhede te bevredig nie.” Iemand wat jaloers is, kan so gedryf word deur jaloesie en afguns dat hy tot moord in staat is. Die jaloerse mens is dikwels ook die magsbehepte mens – hy wil graag heers oor ander en gebruik manipulasie en gemeenheid om sy doel te bereik. 1 Kor. 16:14: “Laat alles by julle in liefde geskied.” Dit is hartseer om te sien en te hoor hoe Christene in die strik van Satan val met betrekking tot jaloesie. 1 Joh. 3:15 sê: “Hy wat sy broeder haat is ’n moordenaar.” Dit is ’n baie groot aanklag teen so iemand en God verwag dat ons hierdie dinge neerlê en dat ons “wandel deur die Gees, dan sal ons nooit die begeerlikheid van die vlees volbring nie” (Gal.5:16). As ons weet wie ons in Christus is en wat ons in Hom het, dan sal jaloesie nooit plek in ons lewens kry nie. Kom laat ons ons bekeer van hierdie weë en laat ons mekaar gun dít wat God vir ons bedoel het. Seënwense vir u vir die week.

PASTOOR GERT VISSER, Caledon Christen-sentrum

Dieresorg vra mooi

BEKENDE GESIG, GROOT MYLPAAL: Caledon se alombekende boodskapper Jonny Carelse het op 4 April sy vyftigste verjaardag gevier. Hy het almal in die Gazette-kantoor vertel dat hy hierdie groot mylpaal ordentlik gaan vier. FOTO: ANNETTE THERON

Ek is ’n vrywilliger by Caledon Dieresorg. Ons is ’n niewinsgewende organisasie wat ons toespits om dieremishandeling te bekamp en minderbevoorregtes te help met hul troeteldiere. Al die lede is vrywilligers en ons doen dié liefdestaak met eie vervoer, op eie onkoste en tyd. Caledon het nie hondehokke nie en daar is dus geen heenkome vir verlore, rondloperof verwaarloosde diere nie. Ons is al geruime tyd in bespreking met die TWK-munisipaliteit vir die bou van hondehokke in ons plaaslike skut, maar daar het nog niks van gekom nie. Tans bied Dieresorg-lede herberg vir verlore diere tot die eienaar opgespoor word. As die eienaar ons na sewe dae nie kontak nie, probeer ons nuwe eienaars kry. In sekere gevalle moet die dier uitgesit word. Ons plaaslike veeartse help gereeld om verlore diere te huisves. Ek doen ’n beroep op die publiek om verlore diere nie net summier by Dieresorg-lede se privaatwonings af te laai nie. As u ’n verlore dier na ure of oor naweke raakloop, huisves hom asseblief tot u die dier veearts toe kan vat. Ek is dankbaar dat soveel mense hulle oor diere ontferm wat verdwaal het, maar onthou ons vrywilligers het nie plek vir nog diere nie. As u troeteldier verlore raak, bel onmiddellik Caledon Dieresorg by 078 109 8372 asook Overberg Dierehospitaal by 028 212 1551 en meld u dier as vermis aan.



‘Green’ drivers deeply misinformed or simply showing off

Autumn is gently sloping into winter; mornings are getting a bit chilly and the open fire at bedtime is a boon, ditto the eiderdown. Luckily firewood abounds and I take a ritual stroll around at dusk, collecting pine-cones (brilliant firelighters), branches short enough to fit into the open fireplace and the odd section of log left behind by the woodcutters clearing a firebreak under the Eskom powerlines. The first mushrooms are starting to spring up and some strips of pine rings and boletus are drying out nicely on the kitchen windowsill, useful for brightening up a plain omelette along with a handful of fresh herbs. Been thinking “green” lately, what with the rapidly ageing family car needing to be replaced very soon. The replacement I considered was not a high-tech Oriental hybrid though, but a 25-year-old saloon car. Is that green? The car is an immortal B model Volvo. I say this because the record for the most durable car is a “James Bond” Volvo coupé, which

has covered two million kilometres in NY and is still running. After Rolls Royces, those old Volvos tend to stay in use longest, mostly for several decades. The idea of a “green” car is a swizz – they are enormously complex, difficult to construct and maintain and – worst of all – use a variety of exotic and hugely expensive often toxic compounds, including lead and copper. To suggest that vehicles like those are saving the environment by burning fewer hydrocarbons is a sick joke and the people who drive these cars so smugly are either deeply misinformed or showing off. The materials used in a twenty-five-yearold car have long since been paid for and are completely reusable. Driven carefully, these oldsters show remarkable economy, are hand-fixable, use ordinary fuel, and when the oil finally runs out, can even run on bio-gas. American-style automotive consumerism is fuelling the commodity conflicts that are starting to upend our world. The signs are ominous: take a look at the motoring pages

of any newspaper or magazine, at the truly insane number of manufacturers, models and options. At first glance it may seem wonderful to have such a wide choice, but in reality it is madness, a greedy cancer spreading with murderous intent. New vehicles are mostly bought on HP, which means their real price is 30% above the list price, with serious inflationary effect. On top of that, ordinary taxpayers like us are heavily subsidising the extravagantly expensive company cars executives regard as their birthright, along with the industries that spawn these overwrought artefacts. I have mentioned the shock I got when I was quoted R12 000 to repair the almost invisible dimple I once inflicted on a German car, but you ain’t heard nuttin’ yet: a friend’s daughter backed her ancient little saloon car

into a narrow, tree-lined road along which another such Teutonicon was recklessly bowling. The bill for fixing the few light scratches and indentations on its noble nose was R93 000... Achtung! Vorsicht! –

Tuesday 9 April 2013

General - Algemeen

Theewaterskloof Gazette

Belastingbetalers sekerlik geregtig om te kry waarvoor betaal word Menigte inwoners van munisipale gebiede landwyd sal heelhartig saamstem dat ons rand vir rand nie die munisipale dienste kry waarvoor ons betaal nie. Namate die kwaliteit en volhoubaarheid van munisipale dienste landwyd die een na die ander afplat en protesaksies teen swak dienslewering oral skerp aan die toeneem is, besef belastingbetalers dat die koste van dienste en tariewe nie elke jaar buite verhouding kan toeneem nie. Vele belastingbetalers besef al te goed dat die hoeveelheid inwoners wat wel maandeliks vir hul munisipale dienste betaal, nie jaarliks sodanig vermeerder om realisties en in verhouding te kan instaan vir die tempo waarteen munisipale dienste en tariewe die hoogte inskiet nie. Benewens elektrisiteitstariewe wat die afgelope paar jaar die hoogte ingeskiet het, het eienaars van eiendom in munisipale gebiede ook ’n voorsmaak gekry van die aanpassings in eiendomwaardasies wat aan die kom is. Selfs

in ons metropolitaanse gebiede blyk dié ’n netelige kwessie vir die owerhede te wees en waaroor die laaste word nog nie gespreek is nie. Of dit nie genoeg is nie, is munisipaliteite tans besig met die deurtrap en finalisering van hul jaarlikse begrotings. Weereens gaan dit opsigself ’n paar skokke vir verbruikers inhou waar daar in die meeste gevalle drastiese verhogings in die pryse van dienste en tariewe voorsien word. Beriggewing in die media die afgelope tyd oor ons plaaslike TWK-munisipaliteit dui ook daarop dat inwoners hul gordels nog stywer sal moet intrek vir die groter hap van hul maandelikse begrotings wat afgestaan sal moet word aan munisipale rekenings. Wat egter ’n feit is en waarmee meeste van die plaaslike owerhede landwyd nie rekening gehou het nie, is die ongekende groei in die getalle en aktiwiteite van belastingbetalersverenigings en verwante organisasies. Nie net is onreëlmatige en verdagte munisipale optredes

blootgelê nie, maar is onbillike, ondeurdagte en selfs ongrondwetlike munisipale optredes in vele gevalle in hul spore gestuit, natuurlik tot voordeel van die verbruiker. Die Caledon Belastingbetalersvereniging is ’n nie-politiese organisasie sonder winsbejag, wat die belange van sy lede dien deur samewerking tussen eienaars onderling en met proaktiewe deelname, probleme te identifiseer en oplossings daarvoor te vind. In kort help en staan die vereniging sy lede by met enige aangeleentheid waar ’n lid se regte en belange aangetas word deur munisipale optrede. So word daar gepoog om die optimale waarde-vir-geld verhouding vir sy lede te beding. Die vereniging hou sy algemene jaarvergadering op Dinsdag 9 April in die klein saaltjie van NG Moedergemeente in Hoopstraat, Caledon. Alle ou en voornemende lede is hartlik welkom.

JAN DE WAAL, Caledon

Visit Napier Patatfees Did you know Napier was once the sweet potato growing capital of South Africa? To celebrate this humble yet versatile vegetable, the organisers have named their annual festival, which incorporates both the Napier half-marathon and a mountain bike race, in honour of it. This year they will be celebrating their twentieth Napier Patatfees during the weekend of 15 to 17 June. The traditional scarecrows along their streets will be waiting to welcome you, so join them for this funfilled weekend, sample their fine

cuisine in one of the many restaurants, taste the outstanding wines of the Overberg estates and indulge in the fine art exhibited in their galleries. Highlights this year include a half-marathon (and 10 km run), mountain bike race, vintage car and veteran tractor show, craft markets, art exhibitions, live music, kids entertainment and fresh produce – of course including sweet potatoes. For more information, phone the Agulhus Tourism Bureau at 028 424 2584.

Scarecrows are synonymous with the annual Napier Patat Festival.


Robin Bosman, gr. 11-leerling by Swartberg Sekondêr, het die naweek van 22 Maart na Sutherland gereis, waar die Suid-Afrikaanse groot teleskoop geleë is, as deel van haar prys as Wes-Kaapse wenner in die Astro-kompetisie van 2012.



General - Algemeen

Theewaterskloof Gazette

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Nedbank on board for first Elgin Wine Festival The inaugural Elgin Valley Cool Wine and Country Festival to be held in the Elgin Valley on Saturday 4 May will be sponsored by Nedbank.

Altogether 15 participating wineries will open their doors, promising festival-goers a day of fine wine, hearty food and live entertainment. The festival follows a completely unique format, never seen before in South Africa. The day is divided into three sessions – morning, lunch and afternoon – starting at 09:00 and ending at 17:00. Festival-goers book three winery venues of their choice, one winery per session. Each winery will offer entertainment over and above the wines on offer, from live bands, boulle and art collections to tractor rides and kiddies’ playgrounds. Wines will be sold by the glass and bottle, with lunches available at all lunchtime venues. Tickets are R100 per person, which include entry into three wineries, a free wine glass, a free wine pour by the glass, and a festival leaflet. Marthinus Fourie, Nedbank Business Banking’s area manager for the Winelands and Grabouw, says that this sponsorship reinforces the bank’s commitment to the South African agricultural sector and the wine industry in particular. “As the proud sponsors of the Cape Winemaker’s Guild and the Nedbank Green Wine Awards, we are delighted to add this new and exciting festival to our sponsorships in the

wine industry. With the launch of our new offices in Grabouw, we are looking forward to offering Nedbank’s banking solutions to the winemaking industry in this area, and our sponsorship of this festival gives us a great opportunity to connect on a personal level with the community.” Nedbank’s offering to the wine industry includes the services of a dedicated agriculture unit which combines specialist industry knowledge with years of specialist banking experience. “This festival is another exciting step in the future development of the Elgin Valley Wine Route, and we are proud to have Nedbank as the main sponsor, especially given our synergy in the promotion of green wines,” says James Downes, chairman of the Elgin Valley Wine Guild. “Illustrating our commitment to sustainable wine production are the facts that Elgin has four Biodiversity & Wine Champions (BWI) and an established eco-route known as the Green Mountain Eco-Route ( as well as a strong commitment to eco-tourism and vines that grow alongside the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve – a Unesco heritage site.” For further information on the festival and to book tickets online, please visit The festival supports and encourages the use of designated drivers and the responsible use of alcohol.

Bredasdorp voor in hengel LISTON DAVIDOWITZ Die hengelaars wat moeite gedoen het en in die areas De Mond en Varswater gehengel het, het goeie resultate behaal. Vangste van skeurtandhaaie, koeihaaie en diamantroeë is gemaak. Altesame 77 hengelaars het gehengel waarvan 61 hengelaars ’n totaal van 243 visse gevang het. Altesame 19 visse was eetbare vis met ’n gewig van 60,51 kg en die 224 nie-eetbare vis het 2857,46 kg geweeg. Chris van Jaarsveldt het ’n prag kabeljou met ’n gewig van 14,88 kg gevang wat die grootste eetbare vis van die dag was. Dillan

van Jaarsveld het die grootste nie-eetbare vis, ’n skeurtandhaai van 176,45 kg gevang. Brian Mcfarlane was die algehele wenner vir die dag met ’n totale gewig van 260,40 kg. In die dames afdeling skei slegs 1,14 kg vir Dorothea Cronjé in die 1ste plek en Liezel van Duyker 2de plek. In die klubkompetisie is die puntestand as volg met een kompetisie oor: 1. Bredasdorp A1 - 2595.21. 2. Drostdy A1 - 1933.19. 3. Paarl A1 - 1827.51. 4. Hermanus A1 - 1526.26. 5. Bredasdorp B1 - 1394.43.

Excitement reigned when a group of young rugby enthusiasts from Okkie Smuts School in Stanford were treated to a live game at Newlands Stadium

Newlands treat for lucky Okkie Smuts fans

A group of lucky rugby enthusiasts from Okkie Smuts School in Stanford were treated to an exciting day at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town for the match between the DHL Stormers and the Chiefs on Saturday 9 March. The special Newlands Match Day experience was organised by The Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa with Club Newlands, which work in partnership to bring the game of rugby closer to home for young rugby enthusiasts. In addition to hosting pupils from local schools at rugby games, the partners also host a series of Coaching Clinics for Over-

berg schools during the year. At the coaching clinics young rugby players get to meet some of their Stormers Rugby heroes and are put through their paces by professional coaches. The last coaching clinic took place in March with over 100 young players attending. The partnership with Club Newlands forms part of the Tsogo Sun group’s Suncares initiative. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Nicholaas said, “I really enjoyed it and hope we can go again”, and Gregory Muller said, “I enjoyed going to the stadium. Thank you for everything you gave to us and for the food”.

The excitement is evident on the faces of this group of young rugby enthusiasts from Monteith Primary School who enjoyed a day out at Newlands Stadium.

Young rugby fans have their day at Newlands BOLAND ATLETIEK: Liné Els van Hoërskool Overberg was deel van die Bolandatletiekspan wat op 9 Maart deelgeneem het aan die WP-byeenkoms in die Paarl. Hier is sy by haar afrigter, Nico Burger. FOTO: VERSKAF

Excited children from the Monteith Primary School in Grabouw had the golden opportunity to enjoy a fun day at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, watching a rugby match between the Stormers and the Brumbies on Saturday 23 March. The Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa, together with Club Newlands, organised this special day as part of their efforts to help create a love for rugby amongst school children in Caledon and surrounding areas.

In addition to hosting pupils from local schools at rugby games, the partners also host a series of coaching clinics for Overberg schools during the year. At the coaching clinics, young rugby players get to meet some of their Stormers Rugby heroes. They are also put through their paces by professional coaches. The last coaching clinic took place in March with over 100 young players attending. The partnership with Club Newlands forms part of the Tsogo Sun group’s Suncares initiative.

Boland bowls championship The first round of the Boland senior men’s and women’s bowls singles was played on Tuesday 26 March. Peter Quinn was the only entry from Caledon. The final eight played off at Worcester on Wednesday 3 April. The winner was Tommy van Niekerk from Franskraal who beat Pikkie Mangiagalli from Yzerfontein in the final 21-15. In the women’s division Sandra Hembold from Kleinmond beat novice Anneke Thorpe from Hermanus. The Boland mixed pairs also took place re-

cently, with the first round taking place on Saturday 23 March. Four teams from Caledon entered: Lucille Herbst and Wynand Pool; Maureen de Jager and Brasler van Schoor; Gavie du Toit and Janette van Wyk; and Peter and Dianne Quinn. The teams of Wynand and Lucille and Peter and Dianne went through to Sunday’s round, but were narrowly beaten by Dave and Rudi Buckley and Keith Kruth and Amanda Meyer, who went forward to compete in the next round in Worcester on Sunday 7 April.

Tuesday 9 April 2013

General - Algemeen

Theewaterskloof Gazette


Ossewatrek van 1938 na die noorde gul deur Hermanusinwoners ontvang Met die honderdjarige herdenking van die Groot trek na die noorde, het die Dirkie Uys-ossewa van Bredasdorp na Pretoria gereis. Oral langs die pad is op dorpe aangedoen. By die Mond het ds. Dirkie du Toit die wa namens die Hermanus-gemeente verwelkom en dr. Henry Moffat namens die inwoners van Poolesbaai (vandag Eastcliff). Hier het die 90-jarige tant Sannie du Toit op die wa geklim en tot by die Erfenisplein op die voorkis gesit. Langs haar, was haar tweejarige agterkleinseun, Niël du Toit. Met die Hoofstraat langs, het die Dirkie Uys-wa na die geskiedkundige Hermanuspietersfontein gery. Daar was ’n paar duisend inwoners van die dorp bymekaar. “Op geen ander plek is die Fees-wa met soveel hartlikheid deur Engelssprekendes begroet in hul bewondering vir die Voortrekkers nie soos op Hermanus. Eerwaarde S. Hinchliff het die gebed waargeneem en in ’n kort toespraak aan die Voortrekkers hulde betuig.” (Eeufees-gedenkboek). Meester Paterson wat lank aan die plaaslike skool verbonde was, het ’n oorsig van die geskiedenis van Hermanus-

pietersfontein gegee. Sy vader, Scotty Paterson, was een van die pioniers van die destydse gehuggie wat as Hermanus in een van die gewildste vakansieoorde in Suid-Afrika ontwikkel het. By die fontein het dorpenaars ’n groot blad nat sement gegooi waaroor die wa getrek is en die spore van die wa en osse gelaat is. Hierdie 1938-monument is in 2007 deur bemiddeling van wyle Hercules Wessels mooi gerestoureer. In 2012 het die Hermanus Erfenis-komitee dit herbeplan om by die nuwe HPF-plein se ontwikkeling in te pas. Van die fontein is die wa na die skoolterrein waar Jimmy Warrington, die eerste baba wat in die nuwe dorpie gebore is, die straat wat na die skool lei tot Dirkie Uysstraat herdoop het. Hier het mnr. H. Lomberg, hoof van die skool, die wa verwelkom. Hy het in Engels oor die wel en wee van die Voortrekkers gepraat. Daarna het die trekleier Eerwaarde Wiesner, die eerste boompie van ’n laning wat na die skool sou lei, geplant. Die skoolkinders het Afrikaanse volkspele uitgevoer en op 8 Desember het die wa na Botrivier vertrek.

The Home Defenders beat the Beverly Hills Tigers in the final soccer game. (Score 2-1)

Geco grateful to donors The Glen Elgin Community Organisation (Geco) would like to thank all the donors and sponsors who contributed to the recent successful Easter sport weekend fund-raising event: Downings for the tents, Coke for the 1,5 litres soft drinks, Appletiser for the 50 trays, Kekkel & Kraai for the discount on the chicken, Arumdale Wines for the Red and White wine, Theewaterskloof Municipality (sport and recreation) for the trophies, Office National known as Evergreen for the stationery packages, Ivan Hess for the wood, Wayne Didloff for his transport, Kosie Fredericks for the tables and chairs, the referees who handled the soccer, rugby and netball games, Tracy Lee Hickley for the manicure and pedicure voucher, Nu-look for the Wash and blow vouchers, Melissa Gaffley for the Avon and Avroy Shlain gifts, Sharon Claasen for the judging of the Miss Geco competition, all the volunteers, Peet Aploon for his support towards the fund-raising events of Geco, Geco’s staff and most of all, the participating soccer clubs from Grabouw, the rugby clubs from Windermere, Norham, Pineview, Hillside and Molteno as well as the junior netball clubs from Bot River and Mol-

Winners of the Miss Geco competition, are from left Avuyile Ndebe (second princess), Jesmonique Rittels (Miss GECO) and Andrea Januarie (first princess). teno. Through this event Gedo raised R19 175 and it will be used towards the operational costs of Geco’s’s service delivery.

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Tuesday 9 April 2013

Whip up a ‘Bachelor’s tagliatelle’ Serves three to four Ingredients 250 g butternut tagliatelle (Pasta Regalo brand) 400 g Ina Paarman’s roasted vegetable pasta sauce 2 Tbsp Spillers peri-peri cooking oil ½ punnet fresh Portabellini mushrooms ½ packet fresh spinach ½ punnet fresh green beans 100 g feta cheese 2 Tbsp old brown sherry 1 Tbsp chilli-sauce 1 Tbsp olive oil Salt and black pepper to taste Method 1. Dice green beans and

spinach, while mushrooms should be cut into chunks 2. Add peri-peri cooking oil to hot frying pan or wok. 3. Add all vegetables and stir-fry for three minutes. 4. Add pasta sauce, chilli, sherry, salt and black pepper - simmer for three minutes. 5. Add pasta to pot of boiling water, one teaspoon salt and one tablespoon olive oil. 6. Cook pasta for a maximum of three minutes, checking that it’s al dente. 7. Drain water from pasta and add warmed-up sauce, mixing well together. 8. Dish into bowls and crumble feta on top before serving.

Decadent tagliatelle is the perfect dish for a cool autumn evening. PHOTO: ANNETTE THERON

CapeNature gets lion’s share of budget Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC Anton Bredell has given the lion’s share of his R421 million budget to CapeNature. In his budget speech, delivered in the Western Cape Provincial legislature on Monday 25 March, Bredell said about 53% would go to CapeNature to be spent on fire management and nature conservation, among other programmes, states the release issued by Liesl Brink, media and business development officer of CapeNature. About R186m would be spent on a programme to clear alien vegetation and rehabilitate wetlands, while R60m was budgeted for the erection and maintenance of fences and for field conservation work. In executing the programmes, it was expected CapeNature would create jobs through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).


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Francine Brook (back left in black) is leaving South Africa and the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, and is delighted that Grant Griffiths will be taking over.

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy show goes on! After several years at the forefront of drama training in the Overberg, Francine Brook is bidding the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy farewell to take on new challenges elsewhere across the globe. The end of term saw a flood of tears, chocolates and good wishes from the many pupils, teachers and parents that Francine has worked with over the years. Some students have been with the academy for five years or more, and couldn’t bear the thought of losing such an inspiring teacher. Francine says she has other dreams and goals still to accomplish. She would not have considered leaving the academy if it were not for Grant Griffiths, who is stepping in to fill her shoes. “He’s exactly the right person, and I know he will be able to take the academy to its fullest potential,” she says. Then she adds with a naughty twinkle in her eye, “I’ve been trying to leave Helen O’Grady for years! Guess where I’m going?” Francine will be jetting off to explore new training opportunities within Helen O’Grady in Thailand and China, so the curtain will not

be closing on her drama training career just yet. But first she will be taking a couple of months off to pursue some travel and culinary adventures in Asia. Meanwhile, the Helen O’Grady show goes on in the Overberg with Griffiths at the helm. Fresh from teaching English, speech and drama at a Cape Town school, he is ecstatic at the prospect of picking up where Francine leaves off. He says, “I’ve spent a month with Francine at the various schools and studios at which she teaches, and I’m simply blown away by the creative talent I’ve seen. These students are outstanding; they’ve experienced such visible growth through our programme. It’s a true privilege to see that.” Classes are currently held in Greyton, Caledon, Grabouw, Hermanus and Kleinmond in both schools and independent studios. Parents interested in knowing more about the programme may visit the website or phone Griffiths on 028 254 9840.

Greyton House School pupils went for a walk up the mountain recently as part of their Thursday outings that focus on hiking, fishing and orienteering.

VOORGESKREWE WERK OPGEVOER: Hoërskool Bredasdorp en Albert Myburgh Senior Sekondêr se gr. 12-leerlinge in Afrikaans eerste taal het onlangs die voorreg gehad om hul voorgeskrewe werk, Die Kwart-voor-sewe-lelie, eerstehands te beleef toe ’n teatergroep dit by die skool (HSB) kom opvoer het. Hier is die gr. 12-leerlinge saam met die akteurs.

KUNSTE: Zara van der Westhuizen van Rûens Kollege is gekies as lid van die WP span wat deelgeneem het aan die South African Championships for Performing Arts van 6 tot 14 April in Rustenburg.

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Paas-toernooi lok baie Net soos verskeie tradisies voortleef in Genadendal, so is die jaarlikse Paasmaandag-rugbytoernooi ook een van dié trotse tradisies wat hierdie jaar weer genot en plesier verskaf het aan die groot getal ondersteuners wat die toernooi bygewoon het. Die toernooi word jaarliks aangebied saam met die basaar van die Genadendal Morawiese Kerk en kan gewis beskou word as een van die oudste rugbytoernooie in Suid-Afrika.

Die trots van Genadendal, die a-span toernooi-wenners.

Hierdie jaar het vier spanne, Young Tigers (RSE), Young Eagles (Berea), Cities RVK en die Genadendal Sportklub aan die toernooi deelgeneem. Op ’n volgepakte United Park is die skare trakteer met goeie rugby en die toeskouers het bankvas tot aan die einde gesit. Albei finale was tussen die Genadendal Sportklub en Young Eagles van Berea. Dit was kleinboet teen ouboet en die manne van Berea was oorgehaal om met die prysgeld vir sowel die A–span as die B-span weg te stap. Die B-span-finaal was teen ’n vinnige tempo gespeel en uiteindelik was dit die manne van Berea wat koning gekraai het met 12-5. Genadendal se enigste punte was aangeteken deur Godfrey Jantjies (stut) wat ’n drie gedruk het. Die A-span-wedstryd was, soos verwag, meer gestruktureerd en die spanne het mekaar goed opgedreun voorlangs. Albei spanne het goeie ondersteuning gehad, maar dit was uiteindelik die tuisskare wat die gelukkigste huis toe ge-


gaan het toe Genadendal vir Young Eagles van Berea met 23-13 geklop het. Genadendal se punte is aangeteken deur Hadley Green (skrumskakel) wat ’n drie gedruk het en die res van die punte is aangeteken deur Enslin Klase wat ses strafskoppe deur die pale gejaag het met sy goue voet. Die Genadendal Sportklub wil graag almal bedank wat bygedra het tot die sukses van die dag. Sonder die deelname van die vier klubs, al die wedstrydamptenare en ook al die ondersteuners sou die dag nie moontlik gewees het nie. ’n Spesiale woord van dank moet ook gaan aan Victory Ticket, ’n plaaslike besigheid onder die bestuur van Charles Jonas, wat die toernooi geborg het. Ons moet ook ons Hemelse Vader al die eer gee dat Hy weer eens Sy hand oor die dag se verrigtinge gehou het. Die klub is reeds besig om reëlings te tref vir die 2014 Paasfees-rugbytoernooi en ons hoop dat ons u almal weer daar sal sien. – Charlton Smith

Overberg trailrun for couples Husband and wife trail-running sensation tures. The best advice that I can give to runIain and Su Don-Wauchope (Central Drak- ners is to remember to stop and smell the ensberg) will be aiming for a successful title roses, enjoy the views and engage with your defence the weekend of 19 to 21 April when fellow runners.” Teamwork forms an essential part of the they take on the fifth annual ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance, ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun by New BalSouth Africa’s most exciting three-day ance, as participants will have to rely on stage trail run from the dam wall at Onge- each other’s experience, strength and expertise to complete the route. Teams of two gund through the Elgin Grabouw valley. According to Su, the success of a mixed- (male/female/mixed) will be seen battling team partnership depends on the male par- it out on a route varying in distance between 25 to 33 km each day. The three routes have ticipant. “I don’t think mixed teams complement been planned in such a way that the particieach other, I think the success of a mixed pants will have the opportunity to tackle a partnership is a male runner who doesn’t different breathtaking route each day and mind running slower than usual and carry- thus enjoy the full beauty of the Overberg. ing the pack, and a female runner who doesn’t complain when she has to race way out of her comfort zone. Iain is an awesome athlete. I am always amazed how he manages to race when I know how little time he has had to train. My strategy will be to get fit enough to survive three days of running and to keep up with my husband,” laughs Su. “Su has great mental tenacity and toughness,” says Iain. “Since we know each other’s character’s so well, we know how to respond to various situations. The competition at the ProNutro AfricanX is always healthy, while variety is the spice of life. So Seen here are Iain and Su Don-Wauchope (Central Drakensberg) during I say bring on the new the 2012 ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance. trails and new adven- PHOTO: WWW.OAKPICS.COM

Theewaterskloof Gazette 9 April 2013  

Theewaterskloof Gazette 9 April 2013

Theewaterskloof Gazette 9 April 2013  

Theewaterskloof Gazette 9 April 2013