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ns is baie trots op ons eerste #CoverStar voorblad! Die mooie Tersia Wentzel is ons eerste plaaslike voorblad persoon. Elke September uitgawe sal ons die geleentheid gee vir iemand van Yzerfontein of Darling om op die voorblad te pronk. So begin solank dink aan iemand wie jy wil nomineer vir die September 2018 uitgawe. Ons Catherine se laaste dag in die kantoor is 19 September en dis met ‘n traan in die oog dat ons van haar gaan afskeid neem. Haar borrelende persoonlikheid en geduld gaan gemis word in die I Love Yzer kantoor. Alle voorspoed met die nuwe hoofstuk in jou lewe Catherine! Terselfdertyd sien ons ook uit om Mariaan as die nuwe I Love Yzer spanlid te ontvang! Sy gaan in die diepkant ingegooi word met die 100ste Darling Veldblommeskou as een van die eerste events waar sy betrokke gaan wees. Kom groet die nuweling en die res van die span wanneer julle die Blommeskou besoek gedurende 14 - 17 September. Hierdie uitgawe se liefdadigheids skenking gaan aan Cancervive. I Love Yzer sal R2,50 van elke tydskrif wat verkoop word gedurende September tot November skenk aan die liefdadigheids organisasie. Lees meer oor hulle werk op die WE CARE blad. Geniet die Blomme Seisoen! j

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CONTENTS The Spring Issue 08 COVER STAR Tersia Wentzel 10 EVITA SE PERRON Turns 21! 15 PROFILE Adolf October 17 GESKIEDENIS Yzerfontein van toeka tot nou 18 FINANCE To BEE or not to BEE 19 PETS Micro-chips in Pets 21 HOME Simplicity as the new Luxury 23 GARDEN Tree Planting 24 SUNSHINE RADIO Annette Havenga 25 WE CARE Cancervive CENTREFOLD PULL OUT BUSINESS DIRECTORY 29 MARKET Darling Olives 30 WINE The Vine Men of Darling 31 DINE Brigs Barn 33 COOK Pistachio Lemon Cake 34 KIDS DMA 35 KIDS Holiday Fun at !Khwa ttu 37 GESONDHEID Mediese Ondersteuning in Yzer 39 BEAUTY The New Be Pretty 40 SLEEP The View Exclusive B&B 41 THE TOFFEE GALLERY Nicolaas Maritz 43 TO DO Flower Viewing Tips 44 TO DO Darling Wildflower Show Workshops 45 TO DO Darling ttu MTB Enduro 46 TO DO Groote Post Country Run 48 EVENTS CALENDAR

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I Love Yzer Nadine le Roux Janet Withington, Donnay Torr Nadine le Roux, Lauren Burger Nadine le Roux, Eldré Strydom, David Coleshill, Catherine Kriel Catherine Kriel Marlien van Schalkwyk The View Exclusive B&B Janet Withington Silver Dune Photography Nick Pentz Sunshine Radio Nuuskantoor Hein van Tonder Alfred Legner Pieter-Dirk Uys Freestudio Architects Darling Wildflower Society Francois Joubert Michael Daiber Paul Darné The Darling Trust David Coleshill Alfie van Litsenborgh

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Alfred Legner is a retired banker who lives in Darling and is invoved in a variety of music initiatives and community projects.

Competition Terms & Conditions The winners will be the first entries drawn after the closing date. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The prize is not transferable and may not be converted into cash.

I Love Yzer Darling magazine is published quarterly by I Love Yzer. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited. While every care is taken in preparation of this magazine, the publisher cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information herein, or any consequence arising from it. The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of I Love Yzer.

Roné Wheatley is one half of the Be Pretty team along with Tarina Steenkamp. She is a qualified Aesthetician with 17 years experience in the industry. After completing her studies at Isa Carstens Academy she worked abroad before settling permanently in Yzerfontein.

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Dr Rouxlene Sheridan is a veterinarian at Moorreesburg Animal Hospital, a branch of Tygerberg Animal Hospital. Apart from her veterinary degree, she also has a Master’s degree in Animal Science. She lives in Moorreesburg with her husband Paul, her son Henro as well as 2 potbellies, 3 dogs, 3 rabbits, 2 budgies, 6 ducks & 7 chickens.

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Tersia weet van lief en leed Groote Post se Tersia Wentzel is eggenoot, ma van twee en gesoute beroepsvrou. Op 40 is sy met borskanker gediagnoseer. Haar verhaal getuig van geloof, hoop en vasbyt.

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y’s die toonbeeld van vroulikheid en sukses: lang, glansende hare, sielvolle grys oë en ’n warm glimlag wat ’n vreemdeling laat welkom voel. Wanneer sy begin gesels, word dit gou duidelik dat haar nederigheid opreg is en pretensie haar nie aanstaan of intimideer nie. Sterk vrou met ’n onwrikbare karakter. Tersia Wentzel (44), vrou van een (na amper 19 jaar steeds dié een) en ma van twee, ken van vasbyt en raak vat – nie net tuis nie, maar ook in haar beroep as logistieke bestuurder van ’n uitvoermaatskappy in Montague Gardens. “Tuis” is op Groote Post buite Darling, waar haar man, Lukas, wynmaker is. Om Franschhoek vir die Weskus te verruil was nie maklik nie, maar haar hart jubel nou nog as sy sien hoe gelukkig haar twee seuns, Wian (14) en Dewald (9) op die plaas is. “Dit was ’n groot aanpassing, maar ’n mens raak mettertyd verknog aan jou omgewing en vriende en op ’n dag besef jy skielik jy’s nou ingeburger. Dis ongelooflik hoe verskillend plaaskinders en stadskinders grootword; dis asof my kinders rustiger raak wanneer hulle by die huis is. Om na aan die natuur te leef is ’n voorreg wat gekoester moet word.” ’n Positiewe uitkyk is eie aan haar aard – selfs wanneer die donker wolke binne oomblikke saampak, soos vier jaar gelede in Desember 2013, toe sy met borskanker gediagnoseer is. ’Dis eintlik ironies – jy vier jou veertigste verjaardag en skaars vier maande later word jy met jou sterflikheid gekonfronteer wanneer jy hoor jy het ’n potensieel dodelike siekte. Daardie hele Desember het ek geloop met die wete dat my kinders dalk sonder hul ma sal moet grootword.

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“Dis toe dat ’n vriendin my voorgestel het aan Eldré Strydom van I love Yzer, wat nóg jonger was toe sy borskanker gekry het. Sy was ’n ware steunpilaar. Soveel mense het my deur daardie moeilike fase gehelp en my geleer dat daar lewe voor en na kanker is,’’ vertel Tersia met ’n effense mistigheid in die sagte grys oë. Dit was ’n moeilike tyd vol angs en onsekerheid, maar uiteindelik het sy bevry en verryk weggestap - dieselfde Tersia, maar met nuwe insig, meer dimensies en dieper geloof. “Die sjirurg wat my behandel het, is ’n groot Christen. Hy het my ongelooflik geïnspireer en het my aangemoedig om die ervaring as ’n groeikurwe te gebruik en daaruit te leer. My lewensuitkyk het baie verander en ek het besef dat die lewe te kort is vir ’n ewige gejaag na wind. “ ’n Mens kom so maklik op ’n punt waar belangrike goed soos die sonsopkoms en -ondergang en jou kinders se grootword ongesiens verbygaan. Dis tragies.” Die “nuwe” Tersia se lewe is steeds tot oorlopens toe vol, maar dis ’n góéie vol, soos in “blessed to be stressed”, verklaar sy met ’n wye glimlag. Sy werk drie dae per week op kantoor in die Kaap en twee dae van die huis af, waar sy ’n bietjie meer tyd kan bestee aan haar jongste, wat nog uit die huis uit skoolgaan. “Ek lees graag en het in ’n stadium ’n bietjie geteken, maar vir stokperdjies is daar nie op die oomblik tyd nie. As ek ’n paar aande in ’n ry dieselfde bladsy oor en oor lees omdat ek aan die slaap raak voor ek êrens kom, los ek dit later eenvoudig.” Maar dit pla haar nie, want sy’s gelukkig en skatryk aan seën. Om daar te wees vir haar kinders terwyl hulle nog onder haar dak

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VOORBLAD (en vlerk) is, is belangriker. Sy leef vir die hier en nou. Gister is verby en môre kom nog. “Daar is soveel om voor dankbaar te wees. Ek het ’n goeie werk, twee pragtige kinders en ’n wonderlike man. Ek is nou wel ’n swart-of-wit mens en hy alle kleure van die reënboog, maar saam kry ons die wa deur die drif!” Tersia kry weer ’n jonk-en-verlief vonkel in die oog wanneer sy vertel hoe hulle ontmoet het. ’n Ou wat nie kon dans nie, het haar na ’n dansparty geneem. Toe vra Lukas haar vir ’n dans en so het die bal begin rol. “Sy ma was ons skoolsekretaresse by J.G. Meiring in Goodwood. Ek was doodbang vir haar en toe word sy my skoonma! Weer eens gee Tersia Wentzel die donker wolk ’n silwer randjie. Sy het immers eerstehands geleer dat dit nie gaan oor hoeveel keer die lewe jou pootjie nie, maar wél oor hoeveel keer jy weer op jou voete kom - altyd met die hulp van Bo en dikwels met omgeeengele rondom jou. j Tersia Wentzel is die wenner van die eerste I Love Yzer Darling #CoverStar kompetisie. Baie dankie aan die volgende plaaslike besighede vir die bydrae met die voorblad: Fotograaf Silver Dune Photography Haar stillering en grimering Megz Blommekroon Flowers on the Stoep Uitrustings The Catwalk Plek Groote Post

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It all started with a wrong turning. I wanted to celebrate the first Freedom Day in 1995 by going to look at Macgregor, having heard so much about the beauty and oulikheid of the town. Before I realized it, I found myself in the Swartland town of Darling! It was like going to China and ending up in Brazil. I found Zum Schatzi restaurant. At least I can have a schnitzel in Darling. But I was too early, so Herman suggested I walk around the town and come back ‘when the cow is out of the veld and in the pot’. Outside I met Dale Gremels who was selling the house across the road. She invited me to come and have a look at the town. A beautiful exploration. There was one house she still needed to visit. It had been on the market for some time, very dilapidated. Even had snakes under the floor! As soon as I saw the old Victorian house among the high grass, verlep and unBotox’d, I knew it had to be mine! I bought that old wreck and had a schnitzel. Six months later the cat and I moved in as inhabitants of a town with a magic name. “Darling. “The carpenter who had replaced the shutters on the housein-progress decided to move on, which meant that his workshop in the old Darling Station was now empty. Would I like to rent it as a storeroom, the estate agent asked me, knowing that Evita Bezuidenhout had nearly as many shoes as Imelda Marcos. It seemed like a good idea. As I stood on the veranda of the little tin building, a long noisy diesel train rumbled by. And then it came to me: Evita Peron was that lady from Argentina who sang; Evita Bezuidenhout was my already most famous white woman in South Africa. I was in an old railway station – Evita se Perron! “We built a small stage and managed to fit into the space ten small tables each with four chairs. An audience of forty that could also dine on Andrew’s magnificent curry, prepared in the small room at the back where saws, hammers and tongs once hung. The show would be on a Sunday at 12h00. Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus. As there was no dressing room as yet, I decided to change into the character in my house, which was opposite the N.G. Kerk. On a Sunday at noon, as Mevrou Bezuidenhout stepped out of the house to get into the car, the gemeente came out of the Kerk. They saw Evita Bezuidenhout. They clapped, they laughed, they beamed and they shook hands. It was as if Princess Diana had arrived for koeksisters en tee. Even the Dominee came forward with a smile. “Welkom in ons dorp, Mevrou!” Where in the world….?

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“And that’s how we started. After a year of Sundays, each performance full and excited, with wonderful reviews in the daily press in Cape Town and Malmesbury, I decided this wonderful madness was here to stay. A theatre in the Swartland! The tin huisie, now already painted in the bright pink, sea-blue and lime-green colour scheme that would become a trademark, was purchased with enough land to the gravel road to extend the venue. Keeping to the same style with tin cladding and an early 20th century look, Evita se Perron added a bigger performance area, restaurant, bar and more chairs for more people. It became a work in progress. “The next step was an extension of the property to both sides. Towards the Doctor’s rooms, the A&C was added (Tannie’s Arts & Crafts, also known as the AenC!), where Elsie Balt could move her magical arts school with the small children from the community who were keen to draw. Some were keen to make music, so we got a piano and a teacher. Some wanted to sing and dance, so we started a quarterly talent show. On the other side we had to create a parking area for the many cars coming to shows that happened at 14h00 on Saturdays and Sundays, with some also on Fridays and Saturdays at 19h00. The final addition to the Evita Empire is now beloved as Tannie se Tuin, where the original trees were nurtured and enhanced with gardens reflecting the fynbos and floral wealth of the area. “Today Evita se Perron is an international destination. In every tourist bible focusing on South Africa, there will be five starsplus, heralding the venue’s uniqueness: the bobotie, koeksisters and wine from the kontrei. The museum/nauseaum reflects a controversial past with humour and without agenda. Boerassic Park with a satirical surprise round every bush and under every branch, always with reserved spaces still awaiting the statues of Cecil John Rhodes, Jan van Riebeeck, Hendrik Verwoerd and Queen Victoria. The A&C shop stocks my books and plays and, of course, Evita Bezuidenhout’s cook books. DVD’s, postcards and other delights are available souvenirs of the visit. Nina van der Westhuizen’s 24 portraits of Evita in the style of the Great Masters, painted as Rembrandt, van Gogh, Trechikoff, Delacroix, Warhol, Gaughin, Klimt and others would have seen her – if they’d bothered come to Evita se Perron in Darling to have a selfie with Tannie. “Well, darling, the world certainly has.” For more information: www.evita.co.za j

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p 1 September 2013 het ons Yzerfontein ons tuiste gemaak. Die bestaande tuin van ons huis was met ʼn groot oppervlakte van gras bedek, en ons het besef dat met die waterkrisis hier, ons iets daaraan sou moes doen. Ons wou ook graag die aarde se natuurlike ekosisteme bewaar en die tuin Yzerfontein-vriendelik maak, maar in die proses poog om die gebruik van water uit te skakel. Ons het die gras laat uithaal – en toe met ʼn groot herwinningsproses begin. By die vullisterrein, vullisfuike, in rommel by boupersele en so meer het ons alles wat moontlik kon gebruik word vergader! Met ʼn groot “ashoop” in die plek van gras op die perseel, kon ek stelselmatig vir elke takkie ʼn plekkie op die kaal stuk grond vind (die “versamel” het byna ʼn “verslawing” geword!). Ons deel graag foto’s van die ontwikkeling van die tuin wat veral nou na die welkome reën uiteindelik tot sy reg begin kom. Die lees van: I Love Yzer Darling en Yzerfontein Stedelike Bewarea was vir ons ʼn aansporing in dié tuinprojek. Yzerfonteingroete, Marlien. j

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our brave members of the International Police Association [IPA] West Coast Region walked more than 200km to raise funds in aid of much needed technology for bright young learners at Ashbury Primary School outside Montagu. The walk was a joint effort with RAM Charity Projects and IPA West Coast Region. The IPA’s motto is “Service through Friendship” and one of the IPA’s objectives is to arrange social welfare and charity projects to support those in need. To raise funds for the School a group of four IPA members walked from Goodwood to Montagu. They walked with heart and dedication come rain or shine, even saving a hurt and lonely dog in Du Toitskloof on the way. Along the route the walkers, Warrant Officer Jan Jacobs from SAPS Goodwood and three retired Policeman, Herman Burger; Jakkie van Litsenborgh & Alfie van Litsenborgh (the two van Litsenborghs being Yzerfontein residents) also held fundraisers at rest stops in Paarl, Worcester and Robertson. Their walk ended, aptly, at Ashbury Primary School where they handed over six laptops, and also boxes of school shoes. Bales of clothes donated by Shoprite, books, blankets and other necessities were also donated to poor and needy people at various institutions, orphanages and crèches in the rural areas. j

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here was a collective sigh of relief on the morning of June 11th as the day dawned chilly but sunny, after a heavy storm and rainfall on the Saturday. Over 700 riders started to descend on the town of Yzerfontein for the second Blue Ribbon Yzerfontein Cycle Experience. With the assistance of the Pedal Power Association, the race began promptly at 07:45. Unfortunately, unlike last year, the race was not without incident, and a number of cyclists took a nasty tumble after about 12kms. The relevance of the sponsorship really came into play as on-site medical services and ambulances were efficiently deployed to assist. Thereafter the race continued without further incidents, and as the clock ticked to one o’clock, the curtain came down on another incredibly successful event. The majority of riders stayed on to enjoy the vibrant and convenient post-race entertainment and lucky draws, with a number of entrants walking away with handsome prizes. I would personally like to thank the sponsors Blue Ribbon, their CEO Tjaart Kruger and Piet Koekemoer and his team from Premier Foods for enabling this wonderful event to take place. Louis Greeff from Est. Africa for his generous marketing contribution and of course everybody who worked so hard behind the scenes to make the race a seamless and enjoyable experience for all. To the race committee and the I love Yzer team, thank you for all the hard work. Ultimately, while the race is there to promote the town of Yzerfontein, the ethos behind the event was always about giving back to the community. As mentioned at the prize-giving, thanks to the sponsors, one hundred percent of the entry fee is donated to social initiatives and charities. Each rider who entered can feel that they have made a contribution. It is with immense satisfaction that the organising committee can announce that donations to the effect of R45 000.00 are being made to each of the three charities, the Darling Trust , The International Police Forum (West Coast) and the Jenna Lowe Trust. We are absolutely thrilled with this result. In all probability, the next Cycle Experience will take place in June of 2018. There will be lots to look forward to, including an option of a more technical route for some, and one or two other ideas being explored by the organising committee. The big winner here is Yzerfontein, and as the race grows in popularity so too does interest in the town. Until next year. j

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o matter where you are, on hearing the beat of a “marching band” playing their Gospel music, you would no doubt be filled with nostalgic thoughts of life in the Cape. Darling has its own interdenominational marching band – the Bethlehem Crusaders Orkes – founded in 1963, and still going strong more than 50 years later. The original founding fathers are no longer with us, but Mr Adolf October and his committed team continue the legacy. We were given a warm welcome when we visited him at home, and found a quiet, kind, thoughtful man who cares deeply about his music, his community, his family and his God. In 1960, aged 5 years old, he moved with his close-knit family – his parents, two brothers and two sisters – from an informal settlement near the cemetery to 2nd Avenue. As a young man he travelled to Cape Town, working for 20 years as a factory worker at Tastic Rice in Woodstock until retrenchment in 1989. He then opened a “huis winkel” which he was eventually forced to close. He has been married for 34 years to Dian and they have two adult children, Adolf Jr and Adri. Adolf’s father was an original member of the band, which was then the NG Kerk Choir/Band. As a small child he would watch them march, as they used their music to take the Word of God into the community but only became a fully-fledged member when he was 16 years old! He talks in a measured way, but when speaking about his music he becomes animated, a smile lights up his face and his eyes sparkle. Dian told us that his life is not complete without his music and without it, he is impossible to live with! Hy het van kleins af grootgeword met musiek in die huis en het homself geleer om instrumente te speel, eers die banjo, en toe die saksofoon. Hy is nederig en voel dat sy vermoë om musiek te maak nie sy eie prestasie is nie maar ‘n God-gegewe geskenk en dat die vreugde wat hy mense bring deur sy musiek tot eer van God is en ‘n manier om uit te reik na mense en veral die jeug. THE SPRING ISSUE 2017 j

Adolf skryf sy sukses toe aan harde werk, dissipline en ‘n opregte liefde vir sy God en medemens. Hy het sy kinders van kleins af gemotiveer om hulle beste te doen in alles wat hulle aanpak en om verantwoordelikheid te neem vir hulle lewens. Hy wou sien dat hulle die geleenthede kry en gebruik wat hy en Dian nie gehad het nie. Hy is vervuld in sy lewe en voel geseënd met sy familie en veral sy kinders wie beide in Kaapstad woon en werk en suksesvolle beroepe het. Daar is niks wat hy self begeer nie maar sal graag wil sien dat die Bethlehem Crusaders Orkes meer fondse kan bekom om instrumente aan te koop en musieklesse aan te bied aan jongmense. Kinderverwaarlosing en die misbruik van dwelms onder jongmense is vir Adolf ‘n groot hartseer en hy sal graag wil sien dat die gemeenskap sterker sal opstaan vir die versorging en opvoeding van kinders en jongmense wie die grootmense en leiers van die toekoms gaan wees. Een van Adolf se wense is dat daar ‘n groter deernis en mededeelsaamheid sal wees tussen mense in die gemeenskap en dat daar sterker leierskap deur gemeenskaps- en kerkleiers moet wees om samewerking en samehorigheid tussen inwoners te bevorder. j

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Yzerfontein Birdwatching ARTICLE FIFI MEYER j PHOTO SOURCED BY FIFI MEYER New bird club for Yzerfontein and surrounding area, for everyone interested, or serious, about birds. Yzerfontein birdwatching gets its wings.

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f you are a nature lover, and you live in, or visit Yzerfontein, you cannot miss the large variety of bird species in the area. Yzerfontein is an amazing birding destination in its own right with two very important and official BirdLife South Africa IBAs (Important Birding and Biodiversity Area) on our doorstep – Dassen Island and West Coast National Park. Even though it is part of the greater Western Cape Birding Routes, there is actually surprisingly little information on the internet available about birding in Yzerfontein. It is time that Yzerfontein gets its own bird club! The first steps have been taken with the setting up of a Facebook group (Yzerfontein Birdwatching/Voëlkykers). Anyone wishing to become part of Yzer’s bird club can send an email to the interim secretary, Fifi Meyer, on fifimeyer@gmail.com. One of the key aims of the bird club will be to promote Yzerfontein as a birding destination, and secondly to formalize the collection of information about birdlife in the area. All of this must happen with a healthy helping of fun included. The first club meeting will be held later in the year to set up a schedule of outings and talks. If not already registered, Fifi encourages everyone who has a ‘more than casual’ interest in birding to

download Birdlasser onto your smart phones and devices and start logging birds. It’s a wonderful way to keep track of your own sightings and to contribute to science at the same time. It is actually the perfect time to get Yzer’s act together with regard to birds as BirdLife South Africa is hosting their annual ‘Flock’ on the West Coast in 2018. Have a look on the www.birdlife.org.za for more information. Flock is a great opportunity to promote Yzer’s bird club and to participate in some of South Africa’s best birding activities. j FOR MORE INFORMATION Facebook j Yzerfontein Birdwatching/Voëlkykers Fifi Meyer j 083 627 5758 j fifimeyer@gmail.com

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et ʼn lieflike uitsig op die Atlantiese oseaan, ongeskonde kusstrook en sandduine en ʼn verskeidenheid van inheemse plantegroei is Yzerfontein waarskynlik een van die mooiste Weskusdorpies in Suid-Afrika. Om van die gesogte eiendomme nie eers te praat nie! Dit is juis hierdie skoonheid wat ʼn beduidende invloed het op plaaslike en internasionale besoekers se keuse vir ʼn vakansiebestemming. Die naam “yzer” is afgelei van die ryk ysterneerslag in die drinkwater. Die eerste eienaar wie se naam aan Yzerfontein gekoppel kan word, is Cornelius Heufke. Reeds so vroeg as in 1732 is daar toestemming aan hom verleen om sy veë te laat wei in die destydse Eijzerfontein. Op 22 Julie 1937 is dorpstatus aan Yzerfontein toegeken. Eiendomsontwikkeling neem ook in 1937 ʼn aanvang wanneer Gerhardus Pienaar, die laaste eienaar van die plaas, ʼn gedeelte van sy plaas aan Yzerfontein Seaside Estates verkoop. Die ontstaansgeskiedenis van besienswaardighede en ander strukture in Yzerfontein is besonder interessant. Die nederige Vishuis, gerestoureer in 1974 en tans die raadsaal, is ʼn oortuigende voorbeeld hiervan. Tot op hede kon niemand vasstel wanneer hierdie gebou opgerig is nie. Soos wat die naam aandui, is hierdie gebou aangewend as ʼn soort halfweghuis vir vissermanne. Tydens die Tweede Wêreldoorlog is daar 17 radarstasies aan die Kaapse Weskus opgerig, waarvan een in 1943 in Yzerfontein. Indertyd moes werknemers van die radarstasie ʼn eed van geheimhouding aflê vanweë die besonderse aard van hulle werk. Een van die werksaamhede was om vliegtuie en vaartuie wat te na aan die kus beweeg het, op te spoor. Die ontstaansgeskiedenis van Yzerfontein blyk ewe interessant te wees. Bakoond se argeologiese terrein is immers ʼn kenmerkende bewys dat hier reeds duisende jare gelede nomadiese beskawings was, afhanklik van die seelewe vir oorlewing. Sedert dorpstatus toegeken is, het Yzerfontein THE SPRING ISSUE 2017 j

weereens staat gemaak op die seelewe om te oorleef. Visvang was destyds ʼn groot bron van inkomste vir die plaaslike inwoners. Selfs die boere het bote besit, met die doel om hoofsaaklik snoek te vang. Die hawe was eens die trotse tuiste van ʼn produksieaanleg en inlegfabriek vir vis en seekos. Vandag nog spog Yzerfontein se plaaslike ontspanningsklub met entoesiastiese aktiwiteite vir die hengel van vissoorte soos snoek, geelstert en galjoen. Die soutpanne naby die karavaanpark dra ook by tot Yzerfontein se ryk ekonomiese geskiedenis. Dit is hier waar sout ontgin is en met koekepanne (aan ʼn muil vasgemaak) na die ou vishuis vervoer is, voordat dit na Kaapstad verskeep is. Na bewering het vroeë vakansiegangers Yzerfontein besoek met hulle eie pluimvee, ʼn melkkoei, droë voedselvoorraad en selfs ʼn slagskaap wat deur die plaaslike vuurtoringwag vanaf Dasseneiland oorgeroei is. Destydse huishoudings was self verantwoordelik vir die verkryging van water, die opwekking van energie en die voorsiening van sanitêre geriewe. Laasgenoemde het toe nog bekend gestaan as ʼn poefdoef (longdrop)! Danksy ontwikkelings op die gebied van handel, huisves Yzerfontein reeds ʼn aantal restaurante, twee kroeë, spesialiteitswinkels, gerieflikheidswinkels en diensverskaffers. Veiligheid speel ʼn belangrike rol in die samelewing en Yzerfontein beskik oor sy eie span van die seereddingsinstituut (NSRI), gesetel by die hawe, sowel as ʼn buurtwag, sekuriteitsfirma, dokter, na-uurse mediese bystand en veearts vir die versorging van ons gevlerkte en viervoetige kinders. Die ontstaan en ontwikkeling van die Yzerfontein het beslis ʼn bydrae tot die verruiming van die breë Suid-Afrikaanse geskiedenis geskep. j CONTACT YZERFONTEIN TOURISM 022 451 2985 j yzerfontein@polka.co.za www.yzerfonteintourism.co.za j Facebook: Yzerfontein Tourism

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FINANCE

TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE ARTICLE KELLY GENDALL

PREAMBLE The new Amended B-BBEE rules came into effect on the 11th October 2013 wherein Companies now have to comply with the new Rules. These New Rules are far more onerous than the Old BEE Rules wherein all Companies above R10 Million Annual Turnover have to comply with all 5 Elements; no longer are QSE (Qualifying Small Enterprises) allowed to select Elements from the Score Card. Companies that do not prepare and plan their respective BEE processes will be caught being Non-Compliant which will result in Ghastly end results. Planning your BEE process is like any “Job”, the better the planning – the better the end result! All Companies that have an annual turnover of less than R10 Million and complete a certified Affidavit, automatically qualify as a Level 4 (100%) or higher (depending on Black Ownership) BEE Contributor. Companies that have 51% Black Ownership and have an annual turnover between R10 Million & R50 Million also qualify as a level 2 (125%) BEE Contributor. Companies need to be made aware that these two entities qualify without constructing/conducting any of the New Amended BEE Rules, just the Affidavit is enough for BEE qualification! Due to the complexities of the New Rules, Companies are urged to make use of BEE Consultants as the BEE rules are constantly changing – please do make sure that you utilise services of a Reputable BEE Consultancy Firm! Three Priority Elements have been identified as being: Ownership (a Compulsory Element), Skills Development, and Enterprise & Supplier Development wherein companies must achieve at least 40% of the Points as a threshold, or that element will score NIL Points! Companies not achieving (1 for QSE & 2 for Generic) will have their end result BEE level/rating discounted by 1 level i.e. companies must achieve a level 7 (55 Points) then discounted to a level 8 BEE Contributor OWNERSHIP (PRIORITY & COMPULSORY ELEMENT) Black Ownership can be constructed in many ways wherein companies will score points accordingly and avoid being discounted – again Companies are urged to discuss this with

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their BEE Consultant who will detail all the alternatives enabling those Companies considering Black Ownership to review their possibilities. MANAGEMENT CONTROL This element is measured by the Black Mangers (Junior, Middle, Senior & Executive within a Company), no longer do “NonManagers” qualify for BEE points. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (PRIORITY ELEMENT) This Element is calculated on the Training Spend on Black Employees as a percentage of the Leviable Amount as well as against all the Companies’ Employee Number. Companies will not be awarded BEE points if they fail to submit their respective EEA2 & EEA4 PLUS their Annual Training Report/Workplace Skills Plan (ATR/WSP) to The Dept. Of Labour – proof thereof will be required by the Verification Agent. ENTERPRISE & SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT (PRIORITY ELEMENT) This is the Highest Scoring Element and Suppliers that are not/ refuse to be BEE compliant WILL affect your BEE score – hence Companies are Strongly Urged to request that their Suppliers become BEE complaint or due consideration must be afforded to changing from that Non-Compliant Supplier. This element is scored on the BEE ratings of the Companies’ Suppliers through various ways and hence the above statement is vitally Important!! This element has 3 parts (Procurement, Supplier Development & Enterprise Development) and each of these have to achieve the 40% Priority Threshold or the points will be lost if below the 40%. Again the insight and services of a Competent BEE Consultant will be required to ensure that maximum points are achieved. SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT This is most probably the easiest Element to achieve BEE Points (5 Points) as this element requires the Company to spend 1% of Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) on Black individuals/Recipients. j FOR MORE INFORMATION Kelly Gendall of Gendall Associates (Plettenberg Bay) in association with Yzerfontein Financial Services. karen@yfs.co.za j 083 453 2336

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Micro-chips in pets Questions and Answers with a local vet about microchipping and the importance thereof. ARTICLE DR ROUXLENE SHERIDAN PHOTO DAVID COLESHILL

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ne in 3 pets goes missing during its lifetime, and without proper ID, 90% of pets never return home. A microchip gives the best possible chance of a safe return by providing a permanent ID. Here are some common questions and misconceptions about pet microchips. Will it hurt my pet when the microchip is implanted? It won’t hurt any more than a vaccination. A microchip implant doesn’t even require anesthetics. A veterinarian injects the microchip, about the size of a rice grain, beneath the surface of the skin between the shoulder blades. It takes few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than to a vaccination. Will a microchip tell me my pet’s location? No, microchips are not tracking devices. They do not work like global positioning devices (GPS). They are radio-frequency identification (RFID) implants that provide permanent ID for your pet. Why does my pet need a microchip when he already wears a collar with tags? Microchips provide permanent ID that cannot fall off or get lost. Isn’t microchipping only for dogs? No, not at all, Cats, dogs, horses, birds, reptiles and game can be microchipped. Can anyone with a scanner access my contact information from the chip? No not necessarily, a microchip has a unique identification number that is connected to a database with your contact details. If your pet gets lost and is taken to a vet clinic or animal shelter, your pet will be scanned for a microchip to reveal his

unique ID number. That number needs to be entered into the database to reveal the contact details. It is vital to keep your contact information up to date so that you can be reached. How many times do I need to microchip my pet? Only once, as a microchip will normally last a lifetime. It is composed of biocompatible materials that will not degenerate over time. Owners can have it scanned with the annual health check to ensure it is still functioning. How much does it cost to microchip my pet? That depends on which microchip you opt to insert, but usually you get what you pay for. So, the more expensive chips are usually of better quality. Then the cost of your vet also needs to be taken into account. j

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odern life is hurried, busy and cluttered. People are overwhelmed by the need to possess more and more things and our quality of life is deteriorating as a result. People are progressively exchanging corporate positions to focus on what matters to them, even if it means earning less. In Architecture, as in other areas of life, we have progressed into an age where we believe that simplicity is the new luxury. Simplicity in architecture is not about deprivation, but rather creates liberation. We are free to display less so that we can focus more on what matters. Quality of life is the key phrase. Simplicity is not simplistic, but a thoughtful process carefully considered to create or convey a feeling. Simplicity is elegance and refinement. In Architecture, simplicity starts with pure form, the canvas enclosed by floor, wall and ceiling, all uncomplicated in their design and no one element distracting from the other. This canvas as a whole leads you to experience the focus or highlight of the space. To achieve this, the following should be carefully considered and discussed with the Architect or Interior Designer involved. FOCAL POINT Choose your focus well. Nature provides some of best and most dramatic options like a picture window onto a garden, or an indoor plant. Whether art or an antique piece of furniture, always make sure there is nothing else in the space that competes with it. A powerful space is a space that is totally revealing, all walls in plain sight and no obstructions. KEEP TRIVIAL ELEMENTS TRIVIAL Consider the way the floor meets the wall (normally a skirting) and the way the wall meets the ceiling (normally a cornice). Remember both skirting and cornice are devices to hide imperfections in these areas but there are many other ways of dealing with these junctions without using something ornate. Ornate skirtings and cornice will distract from the walls and floor by emphasizing the junction so if this is not the intention, keep it small and consider using shadow lines or even omitting it entirely.

Dark hues continuing into the wall art will convey sophistication

Clean lines where walls and floor meet allows one to focus on the focal point.

FLOOR FINISHES Consider monolithic floor finishes or when using tiles keep the joint lines straight and select the biggest size tile your money can buy. Ask for 2mm pencil joints. COLOURS AS FOCUS AND REFINEMENT Choose your paint colours wisely. Most paint manufacturers have trained staff to assist in setting the “colour mood� in any space but be sure to ask for colours of the same hue and go as light as possible. Differently coloured accent walls (still in the same colour hue family) work very well in some spaces, but consider the options carefully as it will end up being the solitary focus of that space and any secondary focal points created on the remaining walls will not only distract from it but also be reduced in importance. FURNISHINGS Sometimes large spaces can seem clinical and cold. The use of textured furnishings and plush rugs can warm up the atmosphere. Use a rug to define an area instead of laying it down at random. Keep the architectural character of a space simplified and it will present the interior so much better. Interior transformations will then be possible without any changes to the architecture. Making luxury out of simplicity in the design of a living space should not be a daunting task. With careful consideration of all the elements one can certainly achieve a beautiful, elegant and simplistic canvas. j CONTACT INFO 021 864 1714 j info@freestudio.co.za j www.freestudio.co.za Facebook j freestudioarchitects

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ince The Darling Trust came into being in 2003 it has been a constant presence in the Darling community by facilitating different ongoing projects in aid of the town’s residents. A few examples are; free weekly music and art lessons to children from the community, the building of a swimming pool in 2009 adjoined by an Early Childhood Development Centre that daily hosts about sixty pre-school Grade R children, and an annual talent show at Evita se Perron that is open to all members of the community to showcase their talents. As diverse as these projects might seem they are all undertaken with a single vision in mind; to create a more equal and inclusive community where there are opportunities and access to healthcare, skills development and jobs for all, irrespective of people’s backgrounds or social circumstances. This is a vision cultivated by The Trust’s founder and chief patron Pieter-Dirk Uys. Whenever Uys talks about the role of the Trust in Darling it is always with the emphasis on its aim to bring together the different groups of this community which, like every other town in South Africa, has a history of fragmentation and inequality. In speaking about his desire for a more inclusive community Uys would often refer to the prominence of the railway tracks as a visual line of segregation that runs through the town, dividing the ‘onder-dorp’ from the ‘bo-dorp’ and with it the previously disadvantaged from the more affluent members of the community. In the same breath Uys will mention the open stretch of anonymous marshland just beyond the tracks, also known as the ‘vlei’, traversed by a road, Evita Bezuidenhout Boulevard, that further enhances the sense of divide between the two groups of residents. In 2012 The Darling Trust decided to plant 29 of the hardy indigenous Paperbark Thorntrees along this road that crosses the ‘vlei’, to create a row of shady green connecting the ‘bo-dorp’ with the ‘onder-dorp’.

2012 It was decided that the tree-planting would take place on Saturday 29 September to commemorate both World Heritage Day and Tannie Evita’s birthday, which is on the 28th. Not only were the 29 trees planted on that day, but another 500 indigenous and fruit trees were handed out to residents of the ‘onder-dorp’ who had no trees on their properties. The various trees were donated by Keith Kirsten, owner of the famous Keith Kirsten gardening centres, also Stodels, Vredendal Nurseries, Just Trees tree growers and Samgro tree wholesalers. Fertiliser was sponsored by Neutrog and compost, by Reliance. Members from the entire Darling community were there to help plant the trees, joined by Kirsten, an old friend of Uys’, who supervised the planting and offered advice to the recipients of trees as to how to plant and care for their trees. Today, 5 years on, the trees, which have since grown considerably, stand testimony to the work already accomplished by The Darling Trust in this town. j

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‘n Plek in die son - Annette Havenga ‘n Reis van die aptekerswese na die restaurantbedryf, en nou die radiobedryf, laat Annette Havenga voel dat sy uitendelik haar: “plekkie in die son gevind het.” ARTIKEL & FOTO SONSKYN RADIO NUUSKANTOOR

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nnette het vroeër vanjaar as verkoopskonsultant by die Sonskyn Radio-span aangesluit en ʼn liefde vir die bedryf ontwikkel. Die mikrofoongogga het blitsig gebyt en Rooies (Weskus uur weeksdae 12:00 tot 15:00) moes onderwyser speel vir radiogroentjie Annette. Annette (“net Annette, Engel vir my man en mamma vir my dogter”) is ʼn gebore Kapenaar. Sy het egter haar grootwordjare en skoolloopbaan in Windhoek deurgebring. “Ek dink dele van my wortels het in Nambië agter gebly,” sê sy. Nou woonagtig in die Kaap, kies Annette Struisbaai as haar hartsplek. “Ek wil daar wees en net die hele dag met mense gesels en oor hulle skryf.” Annette se stokperdjies is ook haar passie. “Skryf, woorde, boeke en mense! Ek is ʼn sosiale mens en tree gereeld as gasspreker by geleenthede op. Dit is ook vir my belangrik om my deel vir ander deur liefdadigheidswerk te doen.” Sy voeg by dat Huis Thembiso (huis van veiligheid vir babas), gesetel in Langeberg Ridge, haar na aan die hart lê. “Ek het aan die Mev. Bietjie Liefde (toekomstige modelle-afdeling) kompetisie deelgeneem, en Huis Thembiso was die organisasie waarvoor ek geld ingesamel het. Vir my beteken my titel dat ek ʼn verantwoordelikheid het teenoor die nie-winsgewende organisasie (Projek Bietjie Liefde), en die organisasies wat onder hulle vlerk val.”

Annette praat maklik oor haar lewenslesse: “enigiets kan met enigiemand gebeur, enige tyd. Ek leen ook nie meer môre se probleme vir vandag nie en probeer die goed in almal sien.” Haar lewe het vreemde draaie gemaak en in verskillende rigtings geloop, “maar dit is ʼn storie op sy eie, hoor!” Nou fokus sy liewer daarop om ander te help en om die beste mens te wees wat sy moontlik kan wees. “Ek put inspirasie uit die mense en gebeure om my. My suster, Nikki, en my vriendinne is almal dinamiese vroue en elkeen is van onskatbare waarde in my lewe. Hulle is ook my grootste ondersteuners.” Die sangeres Leah is ook ʼn groot inspirasie: “haar energie en positiwiteit is aansteeklik.” Annette beplan om die luisteraars te vermaak met interessante onderwerpe, gesprekke en ateljeegaste. “Interaksie is vir my belangrik. Ek hoop die Sonskyn-luisteraars deel hulle opinies en gesels sommer lekker saam.” Haar fokus is die luisteraars se luisterplesier en sy hoop om dit te voorsien. Luisteraars kan inskakel vir ʼn daaglikse fokus, onderhoude en ook ʼn weeklikse boekefokus wat ʼn boekvoorlesing insluit. “Ek hou van sosiale media en sal verseker onderwerpe, inligting en kort onderhoude of meningspeilings daarop laai.” j

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Cancervive

Local Yzerfontein Resident Inspires Thousands Living with Cancer!

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ach year thousands of South Africans hear the words “you have cancer”, but local Yzerfontein resident Adele du Plessis strongly believes that Cancer does not have to be a death sentence. She has proven that raising awareness of Cancer through love, care and compassion, it is possible to save lives and ease the suffering of thousands of South Africans affected by the disease. Adele’s vision for a Cancer awareness project was realised in 2011 when she co-founded the Cancervive organisation. “We gave birth to this vibrant and dynamic organisation because of a collective passion shared by our founders to fight the scourge of Cancer as effectively as we can,” says Adele. This survivor-driven initiative aims to raise awareness, educate and support people affected by Cancer through a multitude of creative awareness campaigns, informative educational events, clinic and hospital visits, and their flagship event – the annual Cancervive Awareness Ride. This special campaign is a project of the umbrella organisation People Living with Cancer and has achieved acclaim as one of the most dynamic cancer awareness campaigns in the world. This exciting and inspiring 10-day motorbike ride sees dozens of survivors, supporters and media take to the open road to educate, create awareness and put those affected by Cancer in touch with support systems. The focus is primarily on remote, rural areas where information surrounding the disease is not readily available or easily accessible. This is achieved through creative engagements such as music, performing arts, poetry, dance and storytelling – empowering thousands with the knowledge that they are not alone and that this disease can be conquered! “We have transcended conventional methods of educating people and have found the most impactful ways of reaching hundreds of thousands of people - forever changing the lives of so many,” Adele expresses. During the ride, the Cancervive team visits schools, hospitals, factories, communities, etc. to share their own personal journeys of recovery and lend their care and support to those affected THE SPRING ISSUE 2017 j

by the disease. By openly addressing the ‘shy’ Cancers and providing education on early detection, methods of prevention and associated risk factors, they aim to abolish the many myths and social stigmas surrounding these Cancers. Since its inception in 2011, this annual ride has spread the message of hope to more than 190 000 people across South Africa, in 7 languages, spanning a distance of over 16 000 kilometres! Over the past seven years, Adele’s participation as project manager and coordinator of the ride has greatly led to its success and international acclaim. “The Cancervive Awareness Ride is one like no other - it is a lifechanging experience for everyone involved,” Adele passionately describes. Since its launch in 2011 our ride has: yy Reached more than 190 000 people and aims to hit the quarter million mark within the next two years! yy Travelled a staggering distance of over 16 000 kilometres – almost half way around the world! yy Spread the message across all nine provinces. yy Painted all seven colours of the rainbow as we delivered our colourful message of hope in seven of South Africa’s official languages. yy Received international acclaim as an organisation with a model that truly works and saves lives! In 2017, the annual Cancervive Awareness Ride, the team will travel over 2 300 kilometres to visit various cities, towns and remote villages across Gauteng, Eastern Free State and the Northern Cape. This will take place from the 14th – 24th September and will be broadcasted on TV screens across South Africa! Apart from this flagship ride, Cancervive continues to raise awareness, educate and support approximately 25 000 people, face-to-face, each year – that’s enough to fill nearly 2 000 minibus taxis! Our phenomenal growth is evident as in 2016 we were able to reach a staggering 34161 people with 58 events! Join our journey and help us spread the message that #YouAreNotAlone and that Cancer can be conquered! Follow Cancervive on social media under the hashtags #Cancervive #YouAReNotAlone #WeWillNotBeSilent #YouAreTheSolution j

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Mermaids Rest Self Catering: 082 464 0829

Lewens-Essens B&B: 022 451 2390 083 680 8718

Van Zyl Chartered Accountants: 022 492 3223

Marinda Swanepoel Consult: 082 458 4242

Leesure Assurance Brokers: 022 492 2567

CCD Accounting • Legal & Financial Services: 076 522 0378

Calldo Accountants: 022 492 3240

Bellamy Consultants & Brokers: 086 111 5284

Financial j Legal Services:

Star Functions: 083 711 2712

Old School Entertainment: 074 649 9914

Jumping Castle Hire: 084 677 0077

I j Yzer Event Coordination: 022 451 2202

Flowers on the Stoep: 082 573 7736

Honeybird Manor: 083 505 2707

Kaijaiki Country Inn: 022 451 2858

Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve: 022 451 2824

Aardblom: 082 655 2944

Yzerfontein Dierekliniek: 022 451 2087 083 868 0520

Fontana Takeaways: 022 451 2440

Droograk Coffee Shop • Restaurant: 022 451 2257 061 727 8409

Beulah Farm Deli: 083 233 5355

Yzerfontein:

The Marmalade Cat: 022 492 2515

The Flying Pig: 022 492 3677 / 073 361 1091

Peter’s Pizza’s: 022 492 3434

Chicory Cheese Café: 076 975 6197

Café Mosaic: 022 492 2307

Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve: 022 451 2824

Brigs Barn: 022 492 2451 / 082 640 3405

!Khwa ttu: 022 492 2998

Darling:

Places to Eat:

Tiny Bubbles Pet Parlour: 073 005 1101

SPCA • Darling: 022 492 2781

West Coast Garage Doors & Automation: 072 142 9598 / 022 125 0067

Chez James Self Catering Apartment: 082 925 3189

Cape Coastal Accommodation: 076 583 1035

Buffalo Drift • Captain’s Cabin • Blombosch: 072 599 5663

Omega Dog Food for Sale: 022 451 2875 072 595 2911

U.V. Cupboards: 083 289 9889

Top Tool (Pty)Ltd: 022 451 2035

90 Atlantic Drive • Self Catering for 2: 082 414 3212

Darling Veterinary Clinic • TAH: 022 492 2545

Pets:

Steelform: 082 613 3873

Steve’s Electrical: 022 492 2522

Yzer Mediese Ondersteuning: 083 383 8874

Mike’s Pharmacy: 022 451 2095 083 708 1262

Kotie du Toit • Sielkundige: 082 337 2188

Hattingh & Van der Westhuizen Oogkundiges: 022 492 3236

Prinro Building & Steel Merchants: 022 715 1426

LeRoi’s Lighting: 022 451 2476 083 565 9190

Lee Construction: 082 771 9594

J.F. Kirsten Vervoer: 022 492 2620

Hyper Lighting: 083 261 3898

Hannelie de Klerk • Clinical Psychologist: 082 855 4874

Hamilton-Attwell Fisioterapeut • Physiotherapist: 082 570 6338

Gull Rock Construction: 073 459 2304

Henton Homes Timber Construction: 083 268 4609

GP • Dr Lindie Walters: 022 451 2941 083 270 6914

Dominator Garage & Gate Systems: 021 555 3293 / 021 555 3295

83 Dassen Island Seaview & Self Catering: 083 412 8707

16 Mile View Self Catering: 083 411 0142

12 Pikkewyne Self Catering Unit for 2: 076 313 0659

Yzerfontein:

The Granary Petite Hotel: 079 916 5267

Swartbergsvlei Self Catering: 082 448 1355 072 550 5304

Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve: 022 451 2824

!Khwa ttu Tented Camp & Guest House: 022 492 2998

Darling:

Accommodation:

Pink Lady • Needle Work • Alterations • Wool • Haberdashery: 022 492 2440

Trailer Hire • Double Base • Leoni: 082 352 6837

Sunshine Radio: 022 451 2435

PixBuzz Media Graphic Design & Printing: 082 780 2583

Pest Control Services • West Coast: 022 719 1380 / 082 551 2343

NetDirect Internet Service Provider: 087 985 0739

Marine Taxis: 0861 434 0434

Lotus Gas • Domestic Gas Installations: 076 107 7560

Lezmin Trailers for Hire: 082 772 5203

Electronic Newsletter Advertising • Yzer • Darling: 022 451 2202

Dorpie’s Multiman: 022 451 2290 072 723 2116

Darling Tyre Services: 022 492 3007

Call-a-Caddy Shuttle Services: 078 421 3627

Services j Specialists:

Yzerfontein Buurtwag: 022 451 2330 083 411 3794

Yzerfontein Armed Response: 022 451 2747 / 082 961 0366

Lexan Clearbars • Multisafe Security: 082 469 3351 / 022 451 2110

Darling Neighbourhood Watch: 083 325 4148

Safety:

The Catwalk Clothing: 022 492 2515

Thandi Collection • Handmade Products: 082 374 3305

Sonneblom Gesondheids Beskuit: 084 585 6904

Shell Vulstasie • Yzerfontein: 022 451 2682

PurrSona Clothing: 083 411 0142

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Darling Apteek: 022 492 2782

Medical:

The Cutting Crew: 079 160 6939

Sunbird Oil Based Perfumes & Health Products: 082 416 6789

Style with Rene: 082 386 0582

Megz Beauty & Hair: 022 451 2794

La Fleur Cosmetics & Accessories: 082 480 8019 / 081 440 4465

Hair on Main • Darling: 022 492 2487

Gorgesss Nail & Beauty • Darling: 076 678 5171

Fitness with Una: 084 557 1175

Pretty Cute Gifts & Decor Shop: 076 734 3853

Kwikspar & Tops • Yzerfontein: 022 451 2628

I j Yzer • Darling • Weskus Products: 022 451 2202

H&A Hardware: 081 435 9388 081 479 7595

Darling Vleismark: 022 492 2633

Darling Sweet: 083 235 4002

Darling Romery: 022 409 1000

Buitekant Square • Yzerfontein: 076 734 3853

Book League • Books • Stationary • Computer Consumables: 022 492 2667

Blikaspaai Vintage Décor & Gift Shop: 022 451 2114 / 072 136 0398

AnnaEmm Audio Kinderboeke: 083 564 8418

Retail:

Sotheby’s International Realty • Johan: 083 383 2659

Rawson Properties • Marijanne: 072 207 2135

Rawson Properties • Heleen: 082 700 5212

Pam Golding Properties: 022 451 2188 079 395 0842 / 082 853 5983 / 082 961 3220

McNeil Real Estate: 022 451 2038 079 249 5961

Infoprop • Denise: 083 448 1726

Harcourts • Suzette Ferreira: 072 685 1876 022 451 2120

Harcourts • Ina Rudolph: 084 511 7861 022 451 2120

Cape Country Properties: 083 600 2441 022 492 2902

Property:

Yzervark Bistro: 023 004 0050

Weskus Padstal: 071 658 9167

Meeurots Restaurant: 022 451 2608

Lulas Restaurant: 072 232 3885

Kaijaiki Country Inn Restaurant: 022 451 2858

Office Hours: 022 451 2366 Emergency After Hours: 022 487 9400

Yzerfontein Municipality:

Snake Catcher • Yzer • 082 370 9768.

Snake Catcher • Darling: 072 359 5936

SAPS Darling: 022 492 3146

NSRI: 082 990 5974

Hospital • Velddrif • Ambulance Service: 022 713 4590

Hospital • Malmesbury: 022 482 1161

Hospital • Netcare Blaauberg: 021 554 9000

Harbour Manager • Yzer: 082 921 1192

Office Hours: 022 487 9479 Emergency After Hours: 082 925 2244

Fire Emergency:

Office Hours: 022 492 2237 Emergency After Hours: 022 487 9400

Darling Municipality:

Emergency Numbers:

Yzerfontein Tourism: 022 451 2985

Yzerfontein Sport & Ontspanningsklub: 022 451 2819

Yzerfontein Community Church: 083 774 8153

West Coast Way: 086 132 1777

West Coast Fossil Park: 022 766 1606

The Toffee Gallery: 022 492 2101

Groote Post Country Run: 022 451 2202

Groote Post Country Market: 022 451 2202

Darling ttu 24 Hr MTB Enduro: 022 451 2202

Darling Museum & Tourism: 022 492 3361

Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve: 022 451 2824

100th Darling Wildflower Show: 072 178 5744 / 084 916 1111

!Khwa ttu MTB Trail: 022 492 2998

Things to do:

Yzerfontein Residents Association: 063 656 7740

Yzer Inks • Cartridges: 083 656 0533

Windor Services: 082 650 5838

www.iloveyzer.co.za j info@iloveyzer.co.za j 022 451 2202 j Office • Shop j Shop 5 • Yzerfontein Business Centre • Buitekant Street

De Roubaix Bouers: 082 926 9809 022 451 2293

Darling Aluminium & Glass: 082 542 7600 082 047 8777

Bou Vest Building Services: 022 451 2816 082 718 0581

Bou Rommel Verwydering & Hekke: 082 872 0417

Anton Mitchell Land Surveyors: 083 763 3351

24/7 Maintenance • Renovations: 081 270 9576 / 022 451 2410

Construction j Renovations:

Deep Tissue Massage • Leoni: 082 352 6837

TLC Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning: 071 171 4592

Darling Tattoos: 072 889 8072

Bio Sculpture • Darling: 083 627 6530

Be Pretty Beauty Salon: 076 991 6894

Health j Beauty:

Yzergardens(Pty)Ltd • Brian: 072 819 9640

Yzerfontein Bewarea • Conservancy: 082 494 7004 / 083 300 6171

Spotless Windows: 022 451 2073 082 629 0257

SpaClean: 082 612 3660

Shoreline Carpet Cleaning Services: 083 438 1189 / 084 555 4447

Dust a Feather Cleaning Services: 081 353 1073 / 022 451 2410

Cleaning Services:

The Darling Wine Shop: 022 492 3971

Tony’s Gardening Service: 082 853 7943

The Roses’ Place 4 Plants: 078 421 3627

Groote Post Vineyards: 022 492 2825

Darling Cellars: 022 492 2276

Carine Carstens Garden Services: 083 232 7147

Gardening:

Urban Dezign & Décor: 076 320 1233

Regalia Paint Techniques: 081 832 5940

Raspro Upholsters & Interior Design: 081 378 0678 / 022 713 5557

Prestige Cabinet Designs: 022 492 2596 083 266 1089

Interior Images • Shutters & Blinds: 022 451 2114 / 072 136 0398

Haus of Décor: 081 554 6006

Furniture j Design j Décor:

Yzerfontein Financial Services: 083 453 2336

W Smit • Attorney: 082 458 5293

Black Eagle Craft Brewery: 072 884 8299

Beer j Wine:

CrocStylez Leather Products: 072 900 7638

Blue Square Pottery Studio & Lessons: 082 567 4940

Annie Sloan Chalkpaint & Workshops: 022 451 2114 / 072 136 0398

Art j Crafts:

Zanthè Seaton • Registered Senior Architectural Technologist: 083 651 8359

Richard Taylor Architects: 082 855 5971

Hardie van Schalkwyk Architecture: 082 737 7151

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DARLING OLIVES When did you start your business and how did it begin? An olive branch will always be a symbol of wisdom and peace and right through history olives nourished the body and olive oil was used in diets, as a cleanser, as medicine, for lighting and about 1001 other uses. I have always had a fascination with the 70 ha of olive trees on our farm, planted by my husband Nicolaas and his father, Nico, during the early 90’s. Due to its bitterness, an olive cannot be eaten off a tree, but through curing the fruit, or pressing it for oil, they are delicious and so healthy, thus the desire to add value to the wonderful dry land olives the trees produce each year. Everything started with only 50kg of olives during 2006. Through many trials and errors, I learned by experience and slowly built the business to include not only olives, but also olive jams, pastes, rubs, chocolate, extra virgin olive oil, flavoured oils and our newest body products that are 100% natural and include an olive soap, body butter and bath salts. I always live by the motto of only producing products that I love to use in my own kitchen and will serve to my own family and friends. Choosing the Darling name for our product was an easy decision, as my husband’s dairy business is Darling Creamery. I also use the blue flower logo that his parents chose for Darling Creamery when they started it, because it is unique to the area, very scarce and grows on our farm. Today we have a fully FSA audited factory, processing about 150 tonnes of olives a year and employ 13 people. We are a family business and with the help of our wonderful dedicated team of employees, we believe that Darling Olives has become a must do experience for those traveling through Darling. Our motto is simple: To have a fair price, high quality product and excellent service and never compromising on any of the three. We sell our olives and oils in our tasting room, through our online shop on our website and at Checkers, Shoprite and Spar outlets. When and where did you trade at your first market? In 2016 we traded at the Darling Wildflower Show for the first time. Describe your product: We have a vast range of olive products, from a delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to a sweet Olive Jam and even Olive body products. There is definitely something for everyone at our

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ARTICLE ROLEEN BASSON PHOTO GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY stall, even the non-olive eater might be persuaded by our Olive Chocolate Salami. What is your best seller? Our best seller is definitely our Marinated Olives, marinated in olive oil, garlic and rosemary you can even use the left over marinate for a salad dressing. But for the adventurous buyer our Lemon Infused olive oil will steal their heart with the fresh summery taste, just a few spoonfuls added to your pancake batter or even drizzled on top of ice cream will make dessert feel like a summer delicacy. What are the difficulties to overcome in order to be a market trader? To always ensure your product stands out and is something everyone wants and needs in their daily lives. Why do you love participating markets? We meet and introduce new people to our product, people who won’t always end up at our tasting room. They also get a chance to taste and experience our products or ask questions that they can’t always ask when they buy a product off a shelf at a supermarket. Name 5 tips for anyone that wants to start selling their products at markets: yy Have a unique product. yy Try something different. yy Have friendly staff. yy Connect with your guests. yy Be knowledgeable about your products. Please share a special moment you experienced at a market. Every market has its own unique memory that makes us smile. From people’s interesting pets to their quirky sayings, each market is special in its own way. But the small children that love olives are our favourite moments especially when they come back with a handful of change and a huge smile to buy yet another pack of olives. j FOR MORE INFORMATION 022 492 3171 j taste@darlingolives.co.za www.darlingolives.co.za j Facebook: DarlingOlives MARKETS CURRENTLY TRADING AT Darling Wildflower Show j Groote Post Country Market I Love Yzer Feesmark j Darling Brew Christmas Market Darling Brew DBX17

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Winter Vineyards - Groote Post

The VINE men of DARLING ARTICLE & PHOTOS CHARLES WITHINGTON

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s worn out as the saying might be, the reality still remains – great wines ARE made in the vineyard!! Despite this, it is almost ironic that the key people who nurture the process remain much in the background. Ask any member of the winedrinking public to name a winemaker and they would no doubt be able to rattle off a couple of names, but ask them the same for a viticulturist and they will be stumped. Jannie De Clerk was born and bred on Groote Post – and has been responsible for the planting and nurturing of each and every vineyard on that farm. A quiet and humble fellow, with a wry smile, he is much respected by workers and peers alike. The word “thorough” is part of his DNA and the fact that he has won “best vineyard block” competition in the region 5 times in the past fifteen years shows just what consistent excellence is all about. When asked what is his most challenging grape variety he considers it to be Shiraz as it is planted on gravel sandy soils and getting the canopy the correct size, the loading of grapes and the irrigation schedule correct is something of a juggling act. As for his greatest moment, without a hesitation it was when his bock 62 Sauvignon Blanc won the vineyard block competition with the highest winning score ever in South Africa, a whopping 102 % (you get a 2% bonus if your block is bigger than 2ha). Mareo van Eck is the viticulturalist for Charles Back and looks after his Darling vineyards, which must be one of the most interesting and “dynamic” set of vineyards you will encounter in the winelands. Situated just above town and yet overlooking the sea, this 140ha location is as good as it can get. When Mareo started here some 17 years ago there were only a few blocks planted but now there are over 14 different varieties in the soil – from less than half a hectare of Pinot Gris to over 9ha of Sauvignon Blanc.

When asked what are the most critical aspects in establishing a new vineyard, his response was soil preparation and planting the vine. Interestingly enough the next key factor is to do the actual planting with a fork!! This it to avoid soil compaction at the side of the hole. Lastly, the training of the vine, for at least two years before harvest. Just like children says Mareo, if one sets a good platform right at the beginning it will pay off ahead. He considers his most “exciting” variety to be Grenache. “It has taken to Darling like a like a duck to water and just gets better and better.” Henri van Reenen is certainly one of the most experienced vinemen in the SA wine industry; he spent 32 years with the KWV, including an involvement in the “plant vebetering” program so has encountered literally every region in the land. Now in “retirement” he fulfils a most important role in consulting to Darling Cellars. With such a breadth of knowledge what better person to ask the key question of all: “What makes Darling great?” There are several factors; firstly, the predominance of dry land farming results in lower yields and intensity of flavours – our vines have to DIG for their nutrients. Secondly, the fact that there are still a lot of old vineyards in our area which we only now realise what special fruit they can bring. Thirdly, the proximity to the sea and that cold west wind – so loved by the vines. Another great plus again occasioned by dry-land is the low incidence of fungus (swam-siekte) due to less moisture on the ground and as we know, healthy vines are healthy wines. Last but not least are the farmers – nowhere else has he encountered such a good spirit, good humour and good ethos as amongst our Darling wine farmers! His closing message is simple – Darling has so much to offer in terms of vineyard, vines and viticulture that Darling wines make themselves! Darling wines and Darling wine people have never been about flash and brash – what you see is what you get (and usually damn good as well). More than once recently I have heard the comment from a wine writer “there is just SO much wonderful stuff here in Darling that we are only now discovering”…“You need to shout about these things”. To which my reply was “here in Darling we like the vineyards to write the script and the wines to do the talking”. It seems they are doing a very good job of just that right now. It is only fitting that the Vine Men should select which of their wines THEY would like us to be drinking this spring: yy Jannie de Clerk Groote Post Kapokberg Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – a lovely wine - site specific to a very special block of vines. yy Mareo van Eck Fairview Darling Chenin Blanc – as he finds this such a rewarding vineyard. Bosstok vines on lesser soil and on a wind blown koppie. Yet with all this struggle they deliver the most delicious grapes year after year. yy Oom Henri van Reenen Darling Cellars Lady-Anne Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon j

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Honest dining at

Brigs Barn Eighteen’94 West Coast Food Heroes: It all happens at ‘The Barn’ – Brigs Barn! ARTICLE GIL FERREIRA j gil@flyingpig.co.za j PHOTOS SILVER DUNE PHOTOGRAPHY

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rigs Barn was built in 2003 and opened in November of that year by Darling’s most famous inhabitant, Pieter-Dirk Uys. Current proprietor, Margy Kitson says: “we are really just a small restaurant that sells honest food, local produce and veggies!” In actual fact, the produce side was not always self-sustaining, so the Brigs was made bigger to include a gift area, as well as seating in the garden. Today, Brigs Barn can seat up to 70 people. The garden also boasts a lovely child-friendly play area and provides a welcome respite for moms with children. Margy and her team take pride in the home-made food that they serve – the specialties being chicken pie, bobotie and, of course, fish & chips! Brigs Barn has a full liquor license and trades from 08:30 to 15:30 daily. On Tuesdays, however, Darling’s second most-famous person, Omnia Grobler, takes control of the kitchen and always comes up with something wonderful. On Tuesday nights Brigs is filled with locals as they come to enjoy Omnia’s treat. So be sure to book, as Tuesdays tend to be busy! The menu caters for a large variety of people who are looking for something easy and good to eat. It includes a number of breakfast options as well as some deliciously moreish items. The dessert menu is quite extensive, sporting lemon and lime cheesecake, homemade apple crumble and scones for tea! Brigs also caters for intimate functions where savoury and sweet platters are available on request. This Darling gem is well situated on Main Road, and is a favourite spot for many locals. Margy and her team get my vote for West Coast Food Heroes this time around.j

BRIGS BARN j Main Road, Darling j 022 492 2451 j 082 640 2405 j brigsbarn@mweb.co.za

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Pistachio Lemon Cake INGREDIENTS Cake yy 150g butter, softened yy 165g caster sugar yy 1½ tbsp finely grated lemon zest yy 2 tsp vanilla extract yy 4 large eggs at room temperature yy 200g ground almonds yy 130g ground pistachios (about 250g in their shells) Lemon drizzle yy 100g icing sugar yy 1 tbsp lemon juice Decoration yy chopped pistachios for sprinkling (optional) METHOD Preheat the oven to 160°C. Grease and line a 23 x 13 x 8cm loaf pan with baking paper and set side. Beat the butter, sugar, zest and vanilla for 10 - 12 minutes until pale and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl a few times. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat the mixture for a further 3 - 4 minutes. Fold through the ground almonds and ground pistachios to combine. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for 1 hour - 1 hour 10 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it and the cake has pulled away from the sides of the tin. Allow the cake to cool completely in the tin at room temperature. Make the drizzle by adding the lemon juice to the icing sugar. Mix and add more icing sugar or lemon juice if needed to get the required consistency. Once completely cooled, remove the cake from the tin and pour the lemon drizzle over the cake. Sprinkle with pistachios (if used) and serve. j

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he day is a collaboration with fellow photographer Francois Pistorius and well known stylist, author and market madam Isabella Niehaus, at her beautiful “home on the dune” in Langebaan. This workshop is a great opportunity to get more comfortable with your camera as we are there every step of the way, assisting with settings and hands on support

for you to work at getting the perfect shot. The cost of the workshop is R2 500 for the day. We will require a minimum of 8 participants for the workshop to go ahead. Please send a mail to heinstirred@gmial.com to book and I will reply with all the necessary details. We are looking forward to the day and hope to see you there! j

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DMA

Music School in Darling Music Makes You

ARTICLE ALFRED LEGNER, FOUNDER PHOTOS PAUL DARNé

When I was a boy I had a dream. I wanted to learn to read music and to play the guitar and the trumpet in order to set up my own band. Sadly for me and my friends this remained a dream for the simple reason that there was no music school close by.” In Darling there is. It’s called DMA and is even free of charge. The DMA (Darling Music for All) is a music education initiative begun in 2009 by the Darling Music Experience, a local concert presenter. The DMA incorporates a collaboration of local outreach foundations, music enthusiasts, schools and churches. Our group of volunteers maintains the DMA as a non-profit association which is funded through donations. While we invite people of all age groups to join to play an instrument, 90% of our students are children and youngsters between the ages of six and sixteen. We inspire the joy and love of music-making to students and teachers. The latter are motivated by the opportunity to give back to the community, the gratifying experience of working with young people and to be part of forming music genres such as a DMA Band, D’s Choice, Darling Drums and DMA Orchestra. Our tutors assist and coach those students who show commitment with discipline, hard work, perseverance and passion to play in one of our bands. This in turn prompts self-confidence which assists in overcoming “stage fright” to play in front of audiences, which often include their proud parents, relatives and friends.

But the DMA also welcomes those students who are less ambitious and just wish to play an instrument for the fun of it. Whatever the motivation it has been proven that students show improvement in their schoolwork by partaking in music instruction and playing a music instrument. We require additional tutors, not necessarily qualified music teachers, but music lovers who master an instrument well, to help the DMA by adding purpose and meaning to the lives of our young folk, and to foster a vibrant musical environment in Darling. Please don’t forget: “MUSIC MAKES US.” j FOR MORE INFORMATION 072 015 1653 j info@darlingmusic.org j www.darlingmusicforall.co.za

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21 December 2017 Delarey Farm, Yzerfontein

JUMPING CASTLE To rent for kiddies parties. Suitable for 2-10 year old children. Size: 3 x 3m YZERFONTEIN & DARLING ONLY R350 per day Plastic children’s tables & chairs also available. FOR MORE INFORMATION nadine@iloveyzer.co.za 084 677 0077 34

To apply 022 451 2202 info@iloveyzer.co.za Application deadline: 10 November 2017

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Holiday fun for kids at !Khwa ttu ARTICLE MICHAEL DAIBER j PHOTOS SILVER DUNE PHOTOGRAPHY

School Holiday Program Darling ttu Junior Enduro

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t !Khwa ttu we care about our little friends who love being in nature! Our holiday programme makes learning fun, and is suitable for all ages, allowing them a full experience of the San Culture. Each child can enjoy – and learn from – non-stop fun as they interact with our San tour guides and other children. Expect childcentric activities including arts & crafts, cycling, games, learning about nature and much more! OUTDOOR FUN Bring your mountain bike (or use one of ours!) to explore the best game paths on the reserve in one of two daily sessions during 2-8 Oct, starting at 11am or 2pm. There are also sessions where a San guide will show you how to make your own traditional bow and arrow, teach children how to track and “shoot” fake animals. Girls can take part in singing and dancing to traditional San songs. Our exciting Tractor rides (game drives) will be the cherry on top! Parents can enjoy a relaxing break in our restaurant while the kids explore all the !Khwa ttu fun. j

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his is an event only for under 18s - a solo event of riding multi laps over a 4 hour period on a fast and furious 10km purpose-built single track. The idea is simple: you race as many laps as you can in 4 hours. The winner in each age category is the one with the most laps. The race starts at 11am on Sunday, 1 October 2017, and finishes at 3pm. You may start or stop whenever you want. The fantastic single-track course is fast and challenging with loads of ups and downs. Based on a 10km course, riders choose how many laps they want to race. Come early and see the winners of the (adult) 2017 Darling ttu Enduro race which would have started the day before and will end at 10am. Children under 12 can take part in a fun race on the shorter 3km course specifically designed for younger cyclists. j RACE INFORMATION

DATE Sunday, 1 October 2017 TIME 11:00 - 15:00 ENTRY FEE R100 per jnr solo rider AGE LIMIT 12 - 18 year olds. ENTER www.darlingttu.co.za Contact the I Love Yzer office for more race information: 022 451 2202 j info@darlingttu.co.za

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DATES 2-8 October 2017 TIMES 11:00 or 14:00 FEE R95 per child VENUE !Khwa ttu, R27 West Coast Road FOR MORE INFORMATION 022 492 2998 j bookings@khwattu.org j www.khwattu.org THE SPRING ISSUE 2017 j

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zerfontein se idilliese leefstyl en omgewing vrywaar nie dié wat daar bly van die lewe se stampe en stote nie – en daarom het Dr. Lindie Walters besluit om ʼn Mediese Ondersteuningsdiens in te sluit as deel van haar huidige Mediese Praktyk. René Viljoen, voorheen verskaffer van die paramediese diens, sal nou ook die nuwe diens verskaf as Mediese Assistent vir Dr. Walters. René is ʼn gekwalifiseerde Intermediêre Lewensondersteuningsparamedikus (ILS) met wye ondervinding in hospitale, ambulanse en in oorsese lande. Die groot komponent van ouer mense wat as permanente inwoners inYzerfontein lewe maak so ʼn diens noodsaaklik. Vir baie mense is dit eenvoudig onmoontlik, of ten minste baie moeilik, om gereeld die spreekkamer of klinieke te besoek vir roetine mediesesorg of ongevalle, en dit is juis hier waar die ondersteuningsorg goed te pas kom. Die spektrum van diens kan strek van postoperatiewe wondversorging tot roetine observasie en monitering, asook evaluasie en stabilisering onder dokterstoesig en/of raadgewing. Die diens is egter nie net waardevol vir ouer mense nie. Yzerfontein het ook heelwat huiseienaars wat normaalweg oorsee woon en wie nie altyd tevrede is met die kwaliteit, wagtyd of algemene diens van hulle betrokke Nasionale gesondheidsdienste nie. Hulle kom dus maklik, gesteun deur sterker geldeenhede, vir noodsaaklike of kosmetiese prosedures na die Kaapse metropool of ander plekke in die land, en sterk daarna aan by hulle wonings in Yzerfontein, waar hulle dan uitstekende tuisversorging kan kry. Vakansiegangers van alle ouderdomme en kulture laat Yzerfontein se bevolking verdriedubbel in die besige tye en hou die dorp op sy tone vir amper 24 uur elke dag. Dis byle wat hout mis en vingers en hande sleg kap, afval van trappe in die

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DIE SPAN KLEINTJIE, RENÉ, DR LINDIE WALTERS, JEANETTE

donker, kinders met koors, mense met migraines, beserings op die rotse en enigiets waaraan jy kan dink. Terwyl die dokter en haar assistente, Jeanette en Marelize (alom bekend as Kleintjie), hulle beste doen om almal te help in die dag, hanteer René die onbeweegbares en nagongelukke, deurgaans in kommunikasie met die dokter. Die maandelikse diens sluit in: yy Een bloeddrukmeting. yy Een bloedsuikertoets. yy Een patologiese bloedmonster-trekking. yy Een trauma/noodgeval besoek tuis. Die diens is beskikbaar teen R150pm, verkieslik op ʼn debietorderstelsel. Nood/trauma medieseondersteuning, behalwe vir dit ingesluit in die maandelikse kontrak, word gelewer teen ʼn fooi van R450 per gebeurtenis, plus medikasie en verbruiksitems. Alhoewel die diens net bedoel is vir intekenaars, kan nood/ trauma medieseondersteuning steeds gelewer word op versoek, teen ʼn fooi van R450 per gebeurtenis, plus medikasie en verbruiksitems. j KONTAK BESONDERHEDE Martus Claassen vir Dr Lindie Walters 082 453 6417 j martus.claassen@gmail.com Noodnommer j René Viljoen j 083 383 8874

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The New Be Pretty A facelift for a firm favorite! ARTICLE RONé WHEATLEY PHOTOS SILVER DUNE PHOTOGRAPHY

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e Pretty is a new name but an old familiar favourite! As an established Health and Skin care facility since 2007 in Yzerfontein, it is only fitting that 10 years later we had a face-lift. It was time for more space and more services. Tried and tested treatments that are result driven has been, and still is, the ethos of the salon. With so many fads and quick fixes available nowadays it’s easy to fall prey to empty promises. Be Pretty has added a manicure and pedicure room that can accommodate 2 guests simultaneously. We also have a new service launching soon, for lash extensions! This is a must have for anyone with short, stubby lashes who has craved long lashes with volume all their life. If you weren’t born with them it doesn’t mean you can’t have them! You can also book for Botox and Permanent make up as added services done by seasoned, registered professionals. Vouchers will be available exclusively for the salon so spoil your loved ones with a gift from Be Pretty. Pop in to see the new salon and enjoy the quality treatments and great service Be Pretty is known for. j

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PRICE LIST 1. Floral Crown j From R350 j Flowers on the Stoep 2. Aromas Hydra Therapy j R320 j Megz 3. Nougat Passion j R70 j Wild Flour Coffee Shop 4. Revlon Ultra HD Lip Colour j R179 j La Fleur 5. Skin Creamery Products j From R295 j Haus of Decor 6. Darling ttu Race Shirt j R495 j www.darlingttu.co.za 7. Cotton Road Travel Bag j R550 j PurrSona 8. 360g Assorted Toffees j R130 j Darling Sweet 9. Stainless Steel Wine Rack j R350 j The Darling Wine Shop 10. Bravecto Tick Treatment j R538 j Darling Vet - TAH 11. OhMega Power Snacks j From R8 j Chicory Cheese Café 12. Large Serving Dish j R450 j Café Mosaic 13. Rainbow Hat j R399 j The Catwalk Clothing 14. Gathering Fynbos j R50 j !Khwa ttu 15. Medium Pouch j R150 j Pretty Cute Gift Shop 16. Milk Jug j R150 j Blue Square Pottery Studio 17. Nile Crocodile Leather Wallet j R1 650 j Crocstylez

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Rustic tranquility on the West Coast Where you forget about time... ARTICLE & PHOTOS THE VIEW EXCLUSIVE B&B

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ituated in the heart of the quaint harbour town of Yzerfontein, just 90 km north of Cape Town, The View boutique bed and breakfast offers guests an experience of unrivaled five-star fusion, elegance and style. Moroccan-inspired, The View’s rustic atmosphere creates a sophisticated and tranquil retreat that will make you forget about time, with its unlimited magical views of the Atlantic Ocean. Masterful design and modern luxury are uniquely embodied in the four personalised boutique style ensuite bedrooms - all boasting generous closets and wonderful views. The divine master suite is the ultimate sanctuary and presents massive windows, a terrace overlooking the ocean and an opulent ensuite bathroom with a spa bath. Guests will enjoy gatherings and delightful gourmet breakfasts in the generously-sized living/dining area graced by a wood-burning fireplace. Sliding glass doors showcase views while opening up the home to even more light and air. Other meals by arrangement. Our comfortable conference facility will cater for all your conferencing needs with free WiFi available throughout the residence. Safe parking is available. The View is the perfect base from which to explore the Cape and West Coast scenery and hospitality. Living is easy in this impressive, generously spacious setting with every detail carefully selected and quality crafted. The gracious hostess is looking forward to welcoming you to this peaceful haven! j

THE VIEW EXCLUSIVE B&B Contact Person j Liesl Olivier j 073 888 5154 info@theviewyzerfontein.co.za j www.theviewyzerfontein.co.za RATES j R1 400 – R1 800 Per Room Regret, no children under 12 years old.

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Nicolaas Maritz at The Toffee Gallery

Interviewed by Hentie van der Merwe ARTICLE & PHOTOS HENTIE VAN DER MERWE

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entie van der Merwe (HVDM) This will be the first time that you exhibit at The Toffee Gallery. What do you think about this new contemporary art space in Darling and having your work exhibited there? Nicolaas Maritz (NM) Darling is very fortunate to have such a professional art gallery and I am only delighted to have been invited to exhibit at this beautiful venue. HVDM You are exhibiting a series of prints created digitally. What is ‘digital art’? NM Digital art refers to both art that is generated digitally (from graphics to video and sound) as well as art that is printed by digital means. It often is a combination of both and there are many permutations. HVDM Tell me about the use of digital media in your work? NM From the very day that I got my first computer, and first digital camera, I have been trying out ways of working with these new tools. As technology advances, there are so many more options, both for working on the computer, as well as for printing my images. Two recent examples of works I created digitally is RHINO STOMPER (2013), a digital collage I made, using excerpts from previous paintings, graphically manipulated in various ways and combined with a soundtrack, that can be viewed on YouTube (https://youtu.be/oDudXuSTLZI). The other is a digital collage album, LOVE TOKEN, I published online last year. (https://issuu.com/nicolaasmaritz) HVDM Is digital art becoming more popular as a medium for making art? NM The answer is a resounding yes. David Hockney has had immense artistic and popular success with his recent digital drawings/paintings of the Yorkshire landscape. Gilbert & George still garner a great deal of attention for their large digitally produced segmented artworks. Locally, William Kentridge has made several digitally produced and/or printed works. There are many other examples.

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HVDM What does the title of your exhibition, ‘Oeil de Perdrix’, mean? NM It’s a French term meaning “the eye of the partridge” and refers to a colour value winemakers in France use as a standard in determining the ideal (rose) colour of a wine. Wines of this nature can easily turn brown in the maturation process, so the beautiful soft pink of the “oeil de perdrix” is a most desirable quality. In my own work I am also very particular about colour values. HVDM What are the ‘Oeil de Perdrix’ works about? NM I never describe what my works are ‘about’ since I believe the images speak for themselves. I don’t make my work with a ‘message’ in mind, but rather according to the inspiration of the moment, and therefore what the works are ‘about’ is very much the result of the making process. I do however have many ideas relating to colour and the use of line and shape. When exploring the possibilities of a specific medium, my mind adjusts to the physical possibilities, and thus enabled, my imagination seems to have free run. Subject matter is drawn from, and varies according to, the time of day and my immediate environment. The MEMEOLAS series (I – III)I did in 2015 represents a digital image posted on Facebook daily for a year, and illustrates this inspirational method of working very well (https://issuu.com/ nicolaasmaritz). HVDM How are these works printed? NM The images were printed by a wall-paper company, and I decided to use this method because amongst others, it provided the possibility of using a strong coated paper, which means that the latex printing inks don’t seep into the paper, as with most conventional printing processes. This is a quality which brilliantly enhances the colour strength. After all, art doesn’t always have to be produced by traditional means. j FOR MORE INFORMATION Hentie van der Merwe j 022 492 2101 j 076 281 1561 curator@thetoffeegallery.co.za j www.thetoffeegallery.co.za Facebook j DarlingSweetDS Instagram j @_darling_sweet_ OPENING HOURS j Mon-Sat: 08:00-17:00, Sun 10:00-14:00

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1 Geissorhiza radians – witring Kelkiewyn

yy The best time for viewing is between 10:30 and 16:00 during the warmest part of the day when the flowers are open. yy The day temperature must be at least 18 degrees Celsius. yy Sunny days are best for the opening of flowers. Rainy or overcast weather is not ideal so avoid disappointment. Plan to visit other sights on such days. yy Flowers face the sun and are therefore best displayed when traveling with the sun behind you. Viewers are advised to travel north soon after departure and then to do most flower-viewing by moving in a southerly direction. yy When taking a circular route, try traveling in a westerly direction in the morning, followed by a southerly one and finally an easterly one. yy Get out of the car and walk amongst the flowers but make sure to also look for the delicate, smaller species. yy Tread lightly and carefully so as not to trample plants unnecessarily. yy Please don’t pick any flowers. yy Many outlying areas do not have mobile phone reception. yy Make sure that you set off on your journey with a full tank as fuel is not readily available everywhere. It is thus also important that you take your own drinking water.

Geophyte with overlapping, hard, black corm tunics notched below. Leaves three, very narrow and grooved. Flowers few, cup-shaped with the stamens directed downwards and curled upwards at the tip, deep blue with a red centre ringed in white and a dark notch in the lower part of each petal. Flowering from September to October in damp sites, in sandy or often granitic soil, on flats between Darling and Gordon’s Bay. 2 Bulbinella triquetra – geel Katstert

Geophyte with clustered roots. Leaves numerous, thread-like, triangular in section. Flowers crowded on a slender stem, star-shaped with smooth stamens, pale yellow. Flowering from August to October. Common on flats or rocky slopes, often on clay from Clanwilliam to Caledon. 3 Babiana ringens – Rotstert

Geophyte with deeply buried corm covered with matted tunics. Leaves erect, narrow and stiff, pleated, hairless. Flowers strongly two-lipped with the stamens held in the tubular base of the longer upper lip, red with a yellow throat, unscented. Flowering from July to September, especially after fires.

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Similar to C. turbinata but the flower heads are much larger, orange and with well developed ray florets. Flowering from September to October. Restricted to sandy coastal flats around Jakkalsfontein and Bokbaai. 5 Romulea hirsuta – pienk Froetang

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Similar to R. eximia but the corm is bell-shaped and the bracteoles with colourless, not brown, membranous margins. Flowering from August to September. Common and widespread in sandy soils from Clanwilliam to Elim. 6 Gladiolus gracilis – blou Pypie

Slender geophyte with woody, strongly toothed corm tunics. Leaves usually four, the lowest is longest, stiff and with a prominently flanged margins. Flowers are usually blue, sometimes pink, grey or yellow with the lower three petals with dark streaks and usually very fragrant. Flowering from June to September. Common on wet clay flats and lower slopes from Aurora to Heidelberg. j

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WORKSHOPS

Karen Moyle — Flowers on the Stoep 16 & 17 September TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 | DURATION: 1 Hour COST: R300pp

Visit www.darlingwildflowers.co.za to book your seat and to find information on additional workshops to be hosted at the 100th Darling Wildflower Show.

!KHWA TTU 14 - 17 September Workshop Times: 14 September: 12:00 – 12:30 | 14:00 – 14:30 15 September: 12:00 – 12:30 | 14:00 – 14:30 16 September: 12:00 – 12:30 17 September: 12:00 – 12:30 COST: R75pp BOOK: bookings@khwattu.org | 022 492 2998

SIMPLY BEE — EDUCATIONAL TALK Helena van der Westhuizen — Simply Bee

BOOKINGS: T: 082 573 7736 E: karen@flowersonthestoep.co.za

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15 September TIME: 12:45 DURATION: 45 min COST: Free VENUE: DWFS Entertainment Tent

FLOWER PHOTO WALK Ron Moller | Jacques van der Westhuizen

Join photographer and film maker, Ron Moller and botany enthusiast, Jacques van der Westhuizen, for a fun and informative way to improve your photography skills while exploring the wonderful fynbos of the Renosterveld Reserve in Darling.

Included: Two hour guided walk Ticket to the Darling Wildflower Show Transport from and to the show 15 & 16 September TIME: 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 16:00 COST: R385pp FOR MORE INFORMATION Michelle Linder j 072 178 5744 j 084 916 1111 info@darlingwildflowers.co.za j www.darlingwildflowers.co.za Facebook DarlingWildflowerSociety Twitter @DWildflowers Instagram @darlingwildflowers 44

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SEX LIFE OF PLANTS UNPACKING WHAT GOES ON INSIDE FLOWERS Wendy Hitchcock

16 September TIME: 14:00 | DURATION: 2 Hours | COST: R250 Book: hitchcock@mweb.co.za Wendy Hitchcock is an environmental educator. She will explain basic flower structure and the parts inside all flowers. Participants will learn how to dissect and unpack their own flowers and record what they see inside She will use models and dissect flowers under the microscope connected to a data projector to illustrate the diversity of flowers from Darling.

EDUCATIONAL TALK Stephen Cousins — Swartland Botanics

17 September TIME: 13:00 | COST: Free | VENUE: DWFS Entertainment Tent Topic: Fire-dependency in Swartland Shale Renosterveld, a critically endangered Mediterranean-type shrubland in the Cape Floristic Region.

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ARTICLE MICHAEL DAIBER PHOTOS SILVER DUNE PHOTOGRAPHY

DARLING TTU RACE GEAR Race shirts: R495 V-neck T-shirts: R275 Order online: www.darlingttu.co.za

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he Darling ttu 24-hour enduro MTB race is as much for those who are serious mountain bikers who want to stretch their boundaries, as it is for those who want to have a fun-filled weekend with good food, drinks, laughter, “kuier” camping and some fun riding. Bookings are now open but there is only a limited amount of entries, so don’t delay. This race will offer you a thrilling purpose build MTB trail with 100% sea views, game encounters and much more. There will be medical and bike repair support, a vibrant half way water and refreshment stop where we count your laps and boost your energy levels with special snacks and inspiration. At the race village near !Khwa ttu’s restaurant we have a massive tent with live music, 24-hour beer and food, snacks, coffee and drinks as well as a huge bonfire. Camping is free but we also have comfortable tents and bikes to rent for those who don’t want to pack their own. This year we also offer a Special Darling ttu Junior event on Sunday 1 October, an additional event specially for kids between the ages of 12 to 18 years! For the spectators and supporters, we have many complimentary spectator activities such as game drives, sundowners and star gazing. Make the booking now and join us on 30 September. www.darlingttu.co.za. j

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GRADING: Intermediate. CONFIGURATION: Circular 10km route. START POINT: !Khwa ttu Reception. COORDINATES: 33°21’44.55” S / 18°16’14.12” E TERRAIN: Purpose-built single-track; jeep track. MAP: Map boards & superb signage. WATER POINTS: Water point 1: Start/Finish Water point 2: Boma after 5 km (Toilet available) FACILITIES: Ablutions, showers, restaurant, shop, beer tent, snack restaurant, braai places, live entertainment at specific times, camp sites, free wifi, and secure parking. TEAM RACE RULES: One member per team allowed at once on route, it is a relay. For example team of 4: 1 ride, 3 rest. TIME KEEPING: Laps per team or solo rider will be counted. Solo rider or team with most laps wins. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: www.darlingttu.co.za EVENT DISTANCES/CATEGORIES

MTB 10km Solo: R300 MTB 10km Team of 2: R600 per team MTB 10km Team of 4: R1 200 per team Age limit: 13 and up Event capped at 500 riders. ENTER www.darlingttu.co.za FOR MORE INFORMATION 022 451 2202 j info@darlingttu.co.za

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he Groote Post Country Market runs into its 4th season starting the last Sunday in August 2017. The 3 month winter break has regular market visitors yearning for the Spring Market return. A mere half an hour out of Blouberg and an hour out of the city, Groote Post is a gentle drive from the hustle and bustle of city life into the countryside. Most of us would be content with enjoying the delights of the Market that have you relaxing on the lawns after having made your way through the numerous stalls and temptations that make up the Market. There are those however who insist upon putting their bodies through a session of physical “torture� be it on foot, on two wheels or in water. And so the notion was born to add a sporting event to the Market, with an early start leading into the Market. Darling is already home to numerous cycling events and the lack of a sizeable dam left the running option wide open. Trail running has become very popular and Groote Post lends itself perfectly, with many terrain options. And so the Groote Post Country Run was born and would take on 3 distances: 4km, 10km and 21km. The October Market was chosen as run date with it being cooler than the summer months and the farm still fresh out of Spring. Online entries for the inaugural 2016 run trickled in smoothly with 300 runners registered prior to race day. There was a registration desk open on race day for late entries which took our participant numbers up to 400! Early morning sustenance in the form of coffee, muffins etc were on offer and the children care area was all set and ready to entertain and take care of the young ones while Dad and Mom took on the run. The start and finish of all 3 distances was at Groote Post Wine Cellar. The chance of seeing some of the numerous antelope during the run was one of the pre-race talking points. All 3 distances have their share of sand tracks, gravel roads, single tracks and climbs and drops, although the 21km has the added challenge of summiting Bobbejaanberg.The final 500m climb has even seasoned runners slowing to a walk. The routes pass through the varied natural habitats of sandveld, renosterveld, soaring granite rock outcrops, livestock camps, grazing lands and well as wheat ripening for the summer harvest. The renosterveld on the hills has a perfumed herbaceous aroma which is invigorating to the senses and which helps take the mind 46

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off the pain of having climbed the highest hill on the route. Each route has panoramic views of the Atlantic coastline and as you climb higher you can make out the waves braking in the distance. Water points are positioned strategically to offer refreshment when needed. The hilltops offer sightings of Blaauwberg Hill and of course mighty Table Mountain in the distance. The finish line is always a welcome sight as the festive atmosphere of the market welcomes you back at the farm yard. There are shower facilities for those wanting to freshen up before taking on the Market. There are 60 stalls of various arts and crafts, eats galore and local beer, cider and not to forget Groote Post wines. Relax on the lawns to the tunes of our local DJ while the children enjoy the tractor- and horse rides. j EVENT INFORMATION

DATE 29 Oct 2017 DISTANCES/STARTING TIMES 4km - 08:00 j 10km - 07:30 j 21km - 07:00 ONLINE ENTRIES www.trailrunning.co.za ENQUIRIES info@iloveyzer.co.za j 022 451 2202

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EVENTS

SEPTEMBER NICOLAAS MARITZ EXHIBITION DATE: Until 15 Oct VENUE: The Toffee Gallery, Darling TIME: Mon - Sat: 08:00 - 17:00 Sun: 10:00 - 14:00 CONTACT: Hentie van der Merwe T: 022 492 2101

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DATE: 9 September VENUE: Main Beach, Yzerfontein TIME: 09:00 CONTACT: Yzerfontein Tourism T: 022 451 2985

TRIVIAL PURSUIT – GAME NIGHT

DARLING KOLLEGE OPEDAG

DATE: 12 September VENUE: Wild Flour Coffee Shop TIME: 19:00 for 19:30 CONTACT: Nadia T: 082 325 4907

DATUM: 22 September PLEK: Darling Kollege KONTAK: Marius Jerling T: 022 492 3429

BINGO DATE: 14 September VENUE: Yzerfontein Sport & Recreation Club TIME: 19:00 CONTACT: Peter Killick T: 083 548 7340

EVITA’S SWARTLAND SPRING DATE: 14, 15 September VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

ADAPT OR FLY DATE: 9, 30 September VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

DARLING GYMKHANA DATE: 9 September VENUE: Darling Sport Club T: 022 492 3013

QUADBIKE FUN RUN DATE: 9 September VENUE: Elsana Quarry TIME: 09:00 COST: R180 per rider; R100 per passenger; R30 per child. CONTACT: Nadine / Samaryn T: 022 492 2665

ECHO OF A NOISE DATE: 9, 23 September VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 19:00 T: 022 492 3930

YCC COMMUNION DATE: 10 September VENUE: Yzerfontein Community Hall CONTACT: Loraine Pretorius T: 022 451 2954

TANNIE EVITA PRAAT KAKTUS DATUM: 10, 23 September PLEK: Evita se Perron TYD: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

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100TH DARLING WILDFLOWER SHOW DATE: 14 - 17 September VENUE: Darling Sport Club TIME: Thu - Sat: 09:00 - 17:00 Sun: 09:00 - 15:00 TICKETS: www.quicket.co.za COST: Adults: R60 Scholars: R40 Pensioners: R40 (Discounted entry for Thu & Fri only) Children under 13: Free CONTACT: Michelle Linder T: 072 178 5744 info@darlingwildflowers.co.za

DUCKITT NURSERIES OPEN HOUSE DATE: 14 - 17 September VENUE: Oudepost Farm, Darling TIME: 09:00 - 17:00 T: 022 492 2606

AN AUDIENCE WITH PDU DATE: 16 September VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

WEERKLINK VAN ‘N WANKLANK DATE: 16 September VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 19:00 T: 022 492 3930

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AN EVENING WITH EVITA DATE: 22 September VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 19:00 T: 022 492 3930

DIT & DAT MARK DATUM: 23 September PLEK: Yzerfontein Gemeenskap Saal TYD: 09:00 KONTAK: Hester T: 082 396 2258

GROOTE POST COUNTRY MARKET DATE: 24 September VENUE: Groote Post Winery, Darling TIME: 10:00 - 15:00 CONTACT: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@iloveyzer.co.za

!KHWA TTU HERITAGE DAY PROGRAM DATE: 24 September VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 West Coast Road CONTACT: Bianca T: 022 492 2998

GALJOEN DERBY DATE: 30 September VENUE: Yzerfontein TIME: 07:00 COST: R180 CONTACT: Gawie Steyn T: 083 379 6044

24HR DARLING TTU MTB ENDURO DATE: 30 Sep - 1 Oct VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 West Coast Road TIME: 10:00 - 10:00 ENTER: www.darlingttu.co.za CONTACT: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@darlingttu.co.za

FEAST DATE: 30 September VENUE: Yzerfontein TIME: 18:00 CONTACT: Anel Müller T: 084 430 5225 E: anel@feasttable.co.za

OCTOBER DARLING TTU JUNIOR MTB ENDURO DATE: 1 October VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 West Coast Road TIME: 11:00 - 15:00 COST: R100 ENTER: www.darlingttu.co.za CONTACT: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@darlingttu.co.za

EVITA’S HERITAGE DATE: 24 September VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

DARLING KOLLEGE KULTUURAAND DATUM: 28 September TYD 18:00 KONTAK: Janine Jerling T: 022 492 3429

QUIZ DATE: 28 September VENUE: Yzerfontein Sport & Recreation Club TIME: 19:00 CONTACT: Peter Killick T: 083 548 7340

I LOVE YZER DARLING

TANNIE EVITA PRAAT KAKTUS DATUM: 1, 29 Oktober PLEK: Evita se Perron TYD: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

!KHWA TTU SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM DATE: 2 - 8 October VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 West Coast Road TIME: 11:00 & 14:00 CONTACT: Bianca T: 022 492 2998

ROCKING THE DAISIES DATE: 5 - 8 October VENUE: Cloof Wine Estate, Darling T: 022 492 2839 E: info@cloof.co.za


EVENTS GODFREY JOHNSON

THE MUSIC GURU

DATE: 6 October VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 19:00 T: 022 492 3930

DATE: 13 October VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 18:00 T: 022 492 3930

SUNDOWNERS AT !KHWA TTU

WEST COAST ENDURANCE

DATE: 6 October VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 West Coast Road TIME: 18:00 COST: R80pp; Includes scenic drive & snack platter. CONTACT: Bianca T: 022 492 2998

DATE: 14 October VENUE: Darling Sport Club T: 022 492 3013

DUCKITT NURSERIES OPEN HOUSE

DARLING KOLLEGE GOLF DAG

GROOTE POST COUNTRY MARKET

DATUM: 28 Oktober PLEK: Darling Golf Klub Tyd: 08:00 KONTAK: Marius Jerling T: 022 492 3429

DATE: 29 October VENUE: Groote Post Winery, Darling TIME: 10:00 - 15:00 CONTACT: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@iloveyzer.co.za

DARLING WINE SHOP BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

DATE: 14 - 15 October VENUE: Darling Brew, Tasteroom T: 021 286 1099

DATE: 28 October VENUE: Darling Wine Shop TIME: 10:00-16:00 COST: R50-00 Tasting Fee CONTACT: Ida Opperman T: 082 623 2244

DBX2

DATE: 7 October VENUE: Oudepost Farm, Darling TIME: 09:00 – 12:00 T: 022 492 2606

DARLING MUSEUM STORYTELLING

STORYTELLING AT DARLING SWEET

DATE: 18 October VENUE: Darling Museum T: 022 492 3361

DATE: 28 October VENUE: Darling Sweet TIME: 11:30 T: 022 492 2101

OCTOBER FEST

DARLING GYMKHANA

DATE: 7 October VENUE: Yzerfontein Sport & Recreation Club TIME: 11:00 until late CONTACT: Doeks Basson T: 022 451 2819

DATE: 21 October VENUE: Darling Sport Club T: 022 492 3013

YCC COMMUNION DATE: 8 October VENUE: Yzerfontein Community Hall CONTACT: Loraine Pretorius T: 022 451 2954

TRIVIAL PURSUIT – GAME NIGHT DATE: 10 October VENUE: Wild Flour Coffee Shop TIME: 19:00 for 19:30 CONTACT: Nadia T: 082 325 4907

BINGO DATE: 10 October VENUE: Yzerfontein Sport & Recreation Club TIME: 19:00 CONTACT: Peter Killick T: 083 548 7340

CIA KAMP DATUM: 13 - 15 Oktober PLEK: !Khwa ttu, R27 Weskuspad KONTAK: Henk Bothma T: 082 526 3585

SCHALK BEZUIDENHOUT DATUM: 22 Oktober PLEK: Evita se Perron TYD: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

QUIZ DATE: 26 October VENUE: Yzerfontein Sport & Recreation Club TIME: 19:00 CONTACT: Peter Killick T: 083 548 7340

ANDRE THE HILARIOUS HYPNOTIST DATE: 26 October VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 20:00 T: 022 492 3930

DARLING COUNTRY OPEN-AIR CINEMA DATE: 27, 28 October VENUE: Darling Lodge T: 022 492 3062

SEESPREI, ANGLING DATE: 28 October VENUE: Yzerfontein Sport & Recreation Club CONTACT: Charl Groenewald T: 082 468 1466 THE SPRING ISSUE 2017 j

ADAPT OR FLY DATE: 28 October VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

DMA END OF YEAR CONCERT DATE: 28 October VENUE: Darling Focus TIME: 16:00 CONTACT: Alfred Legner T: 072 015 1653

ECHO OF A NOISE DATE: 28 October VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 19:00 T: 022 492 3930

DAN PATLANSKY -THE ‘NEW’ SOLO TOUR DATE: 28 October VENUE: Swartland Show Grounds, Moorreesburg W: www.danpatlansky.com

GROOTE POST COUNTRY RUN DATE: 29 October VENUE: Groote Post Winery, Darling TIME: 07:00 - 21km 07:30 - 10km; 08:00 - 4km ENTER: www.trailrunning.co.za CONTACT: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@iloveyzer.co.za

I LOVE YZER DARLING

NOVEMBER SUNDOWNERS AT !KHWA TTU DATE: 3 November VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 West Coast Road TIME: 18:00 COST: R80pp; Includes scenic drive & snack platter. CONTACT: Bianca T: 022 492 2998

DUCKITT NURSERIES OPEN HOUSE DATE: 4 November VENUE: Oudepost Farm, Darling TIME: 09:00 – 12:00 T: 022 492 2606

WESKUS BOEREJOL DATUM: 4 November PLEK: Yzerfontein Sport & Ontspannings Klub TYD: 11:00 tot laat KONTAK: Doeks Basson T: 022 451 2819

FEAST DATE: 4 November VENUE: Yzerfontein TIME: 18:00 CONTACT: Anel Müller T: 084 430 5225 E: anel@feasttable.co.za

MELT SIEBERHAGEN DATUM: 4 November PLEK: Evita se Perron TYD: 19:00 T: 022 492 3930

THE MUSIC GURU DATE: 10 November VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 18:00 T: 022 492 3930

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EVENTS TWEE

ADAPT OR FLY

DATUM: 11 November PLEK: Evita se Perron TYD: 19:00 T: 022 492 3930

DATE: 25 November VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

YCC COMMUNION

ADVENT CONCERT

DATE: 12 November VENUE: Yzerfontein Community Hall CONTACT: Loraine Pretorius T: 022 451 2954

DATE: 25 November VENUE: Dutch Reformed Church, Darling TIME: 18:30 COST: R120 adults R 90 pensioners R 30 u/12 kids Finger buffet and wine included. CONTACT: Hannalie 084 609 1959 Corine 083 925 8219

TRIVIAL PURSUIT – GAME NIGHT DATE: 14 November VENUE: Wild Flour Coffee Shop TIME: 19:00 for 19:30 CONTACT: Nadia T: 082 325 4907

BINGO DATE: 16 November VENUE: Yzerfontein Sport & Recreation Club TIME: 19:00 CONTACT: Peter Killick T: 083 548 7340

SHOW AT !KHWA TTU

GROOTE POST COUNTRY MARKET DATE: 26 November VENUE: Groote Post Winery, Darling TIME: 10:00 - 15:00 CONTACT: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@iloveyzer.co.za

TANNIE EVITA PRAAT KAKTUS

DATE: 18 November VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 West Coast Road TIME: 19:00 CONTACT: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202

DATUM: 26 November PLEK: Evita se Perron TYD: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

HARVEST THANKSGIVING

DATE: 30 November VENUE: Yzerfontein Sport & Recreation Club TIME: 19:00 CONTACT: Peter Killick T: 083 548 7340

DATE: 19 November VENUE: Presbyterian Church, Darling TIME: 09:00 CONTACT: Rodney Brits T: 084 512 3700

QUIZ

DECEMBER

DMA JAZZ EVENT DATE: 19 November VENUE: TBC TIME: 11:00 CONTACT: Alfred Legner T: 072 015 1653

DARLING KOLLEGE KONSERT DATUM: 24 November TYD 18:00 T: 022 492 3429

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SUNDOWNERS AT !KHWA TTU DATE: 1 December VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 West Coast Road TIME: 18:00 COST: R80pp; Includes scenic drive & snack platter. CONTACT: Bianca T: 022 492 2998

DARLING SUMMER BEER FESTIVAL DATE: 2 December VENUE: Darling Brew, Tasteroom

THE SPRING ISSUE 2017 j

TIME: 10:00–18:00 T: 021 286 1099

FEAST DATE: 2 December VENUE: Yzerfontein TIME: 18:00 CONTACT: Anel Müller T: 084 430 5225 E: anel@feasttable.co.za

DARLING BREW CHRISTMAS MARKET DATE: 3 December VENUE: Darling Brew, Tasteroom TIME: 10:00–16:00 T: 021 286 1099

KERSSANGDIENS DATUM: 3 December PLEK: NG Kerk, Darling TYD: 19:30

TRIVIAL PURSUIT – GAME NIGHT DATE: 5 December VENUE: Wild Flour Coffee Shop TIME: 19:00 for 19:30 CONTACT: Nadia T: 082 325 4907

!KHWA TTU SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM DATE: 6 Dec - Jan 2018 VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 West Coast Road CONTACT: Bianca T: 022 492 2998

BINGO DATE: 7 December VENUE: Yzerfontein Sport & Recreation Club TIME: 19:00 CONTACT: Peter Killick T: 083 548 7340

YCC COMMUNION DATE: 10 December VENUE: Yzerfontein Community Hall CONTACT: Loraine Pretorius T: 022 451 2954

STRANDDIENSTE DATUM: 12 - 27 Desember PLEK: Yzerfontein KONTAK: Wilma Van Reenen T: 022 492 2513

I LOVE YZER DARLING

QUIZ DATE: 14 December VENUE: Yzerfontein Sport & Recreation Club TIME: 19:00 CONTACT: Peter Killick T: 083 548 7340

DIT & DAT MARK DATUM: 15 & 16 Desember PLEK: Yzerfontein Gemeenskap Saal TYD: 09:00 KONTAK: Hester T: 082 396 2258

SNOEK CLASSIC DATE: 16 - 17 December VENUE: Yzerfontein CONTACT: Theuns Kruger T: 083 306 5510

GROOTE POST COUNTRY MARKET DATE: 17 December VENUE: Groote Post Winery, Darling TIME: 10:00 - 15:00 CONTACT: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@iloveyzer.co.za

GEMEENTE BASAAR DATUM: 20 Desember PLEK: NG Kerk, Yzerfontein TYD: 18:00 KONTAK: Kerk Kantoor T: 022 492 2513

I j YZER FEESMARK DATUM: 21 Desember PLEK: Delarey Gasteplaas, R315, Yzerfontein TYD: 10:00 - 16:00 PRYS: Volwassenes R10 Kinders 3-12: R5 Kinders onder 3: Gratis KONTAK: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@iloveyzer.co.za

ARNO CARSTENS DATUM: 22 Desember PLEK: Delarey Gasteplaas, R315, Yzerfontein TYD: Hekke maak 3pm oop. Vertoning begin 7pm. PRYS: Volwassenes: R185 Kinders 3-12: R95 Kinders onder 3: Gratis KAARTJIES: www.quicket.co.za KONTAK: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@iloveyzer.co.za


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