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DEC 2017 - FEB 2018 ISSUE 17 | R8

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IN YZER Chicory Cheese Café

GIFTIGE SLANGE van die Weskus

A New Chapter

WEST COAST EXPLORERS CLUB

Tannie Petro Einde van ‘n era


UPHOLSTERY FURNITURE

SHUTTERS BLINDS CURTAINS

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HAIR & BEAUTY

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ersfees is net om die draai en almal is verwoed besig om die laaste projekte af te handel voor hulle kan op vakansie gaan. Hier in die I Love Yzer kantoor is ons ook hard aan die werk om die laaste paar events van die jaar te reël. Ons bied vir julle twee Kersfees markte aan - die Groote Post Country Market en die I Love Yzer Feesmark, asook twee shows - Saarkie !Khwa ttu en Arno Carstens op die Delarey plaas. Ons het ons kommunikasie met julle opgeskerp en launch in Desember drie nuwe elektroniese nuusbriewe. Die I Love Yzer-, I Love Darling- en I Love Weskus nuusbriewe sal eersdaags in jou inbox wees. Indien jy wil inteken stuur ‘n epos na info@iloveyzer.co.za en sê vir ons watter een jy graag sal wil ontvang. Hierdie uitgawe se liefdadigheids skenking gaan aan DRESS. I Love Yzer sal R2,50 van elke tydskrif wat verkoop word gedurende Desember 2017 tot Februarie 2018 aan hierdie liefdadigheids organisasie skenk. Lees meer oor hulle werk op die WE CARE blad. Mag julle ‘n GESEËNDE KERFEES en ‘n VOORSPOEDIGE 2018 beleef! Moenie drink en bestuur nie, spaar water en wees veilig.

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CONTENTS The Summer Issue 08 ARNO CARSTENS Hierdie Desember in Yzer! 14 PROFILE Denise & Gavin Levy 16 PROFILE Charlton Philander 23 MARKET Bling 24 WINE The Home of Darling Wine 26 DINE Chicory Cheese Café 28 COOK Charmain’s Boiled Fruit Cake 30 FINANCE Legal Issues after Death 32 SUNSHINE RADIO Noem my “Mr A”! CENTREFOLD PULL OUT BUSINESS DIRECTORY 36 WE CARE DRESS 39 HOME Smart Decorating 40 ENVIRONMENT Drought in the Darling Area 42 SPIRITUAL CIA 44 HISTORY An Yzerfontein Journey - Chapter 1 48 GESONDHEID Giftige Slange van die Weskus 50 BEAUTY Summer is Coming! 52 KIDS Tannie Petro - Einde van ‘n Era 53 KIDS Kamma Mamma 54 PETS #WheresWillie 55 PETS Pet Insurance 56 SLEEP Strandkombuis 59 THE TOFFEE GALLERY Peter Mammes 60 TO DO West Coast Explorers Club 61 TO DO It’s Holiday Season at !Khwa ttu 62 TO DO I j Yzer Events this December! 64 EVENTS CALENDAR 65 TO DO CIA Familiefees

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Editorial Team Contributors Publisher Content Sub-Editors Layout & Design Advertising, Marketing, Distribution Contributors Donnay Torr Charlotte Werth Una Nieuwoudt Hennie Zaayman Riaan Neethling Denise Roelofse Martus Claassen Hentie van der Merwe Charles Withington Cathy Clark Gil Ferreira Dr Rouxlene Sheridan Boytjie Basson Megon Dyason Bastiaan van der Merwe

I Love Yzer Nadine le Roux Janet Withington, Donnay Torr Nadine le Roux, Lauren Burger Nadine le Roux, Eldré Strydom, David Coleshill Catherine Kriel Sandy Wilkins Denise Levy Janet Withington Silver Dune Photography Charles Duckitt Sunshine Radio Nuuskantoor JP & Carien de Beer Pierre-Louis Bredenkamp Leon Terblanche Dave Nemeth John Duckitt Henk Bothma Michael Daiber Alma Schaap Milani Dearlove

Dave Nemeth is a qualified interior designer and trend analyst with over 20 years’ experience in the design industry. He writes for a host of publications and seen as an authority in the interior design and retail space. He is a partner in Haus of Decor, which is run by a highly energetic and creative team headed up by Petrie Dyason. He is based in Johannesburg but does make frequent trips to Yzerfontein where he makes himself available for interior design consultations.

Henriette Griebenow is die stigter

Competition Terms & Conditions The winners will be the first entries drawn after the

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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.

Kamma Mamma. Sy is ’n entoesiastiese kleuterskool- en grondslagfaseonderwyseres

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.

met 17 jaar ondervinding. Sy en haar twee kinders het Kaapstad se vinnige pas verruil vir Yzerfontein en Darling se kalmte en natuurskoon. Henriette swem met kinderlike

Nadine 084 677 0077 nadine@iloveyzer.co.za Eldré 082 877 6677 eldre@iloveyzer.co.za Dave 076 834 8085 dave@iloveyzer.co.za Mariaan 079 880 1552 mariaan@iloveyzer.c Office/Shop 022 451 2202 info@iloveyzer.co.za Shop 5, Yzerfontein Business Centre, Buitekant Street, Yzerfontein

opgewondenheid in die koue see en neem graag foto’s. Megon Dyason Owner of Megz Hair & Beauty in Yzerfontein. During 2007-8 she studied at Paarl Institute for applied body therapy and skin technology. She worked with Environ’s distributor for the middle East in Dubai, where she gained experience in the industry. She returned to SA at the end of 2010, when she started a beauty salon in Yzerfontein. She is passionate about skin and the restoration process of it.

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Hentie van der Merwe is an artist, curator and entrepreneur who lives and works in Darling. He is co-owner of the Darling Sweet handcrafted toffee brand. He recently resigned from his full-time position as senior lecturer in Fine Arts at Stellenbosch University where he was head of Fine Arts to dedicate himself full-time as product developer and financial planner at Darling Sweet. Van der Merwe has curated several group exhibitions the most recent of which was Robert Hodgins & Michael Taylor at The Toffee Gallery this year.

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Pierre-Louis Bredenkamp is currently a second year BCom Law student at Stellenbosch University. He has been living in Yzerfontein for 6 years and has had great experiences working in various shops, bars and restaurants in town. Follow him on: Instagram: @pierrelouis_pilo Facebook: Pierre-Louis Bredenkamp

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VOORBLAD

“EK HET LEWENS-LOMPGEID VERVOLMAAK!”

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ie laaste ding waaraan mens dink as jy vir Arno Carstens sien - en hoor! - is dat dié ikoniese SuidAfrikaanse sanger, musikant en liriekskrywer enigsens

lomp is. Maar daar het jy dit nou. Hy’s ook maar net mens, en takel die lewe een dag op ’n slag, nes die res van ons. Maar ietwat meer musikaal! Donnay Torr het met hom gesels.

ARTIKEL DONNAY TORR FOTO’S VERSKAF DEUR ARNO CARSTENS BESTUUR

Kuns is een van jou liefdes – skilder jy nog? En dink jy jy sal weer uitstal? Ja, ek werk tans aan ’n nuwe uitstalling. So beslis in 2018!

In 2015 het jy in ’n onderhoud met Murray la Vita gesê, I’m really not good at real life - hoe gaan dinge deesdae op daai front? O, ek het nou al lewens-lompgeid in ’n kunsvorm verander, grasieloos vervolmaak. Ek dink daaraan om aanlynklasse te gee!

Wat inspireer jou om te skilder? En is dit verskillend as wat jou inspireer om te skryf? Man, ’n skildery begin op een plek en eindig op ’n ander. Daar is ’n konneksie tussen my musiek en my paintings. Ek skryf en paint altyd vrolike, kleurvolle goed met redelik donker temas.

Die proses van skryf - of dit nou digkuns, lirieke of ’n boek is - kan uiters uitmergelend wees. Wat is jou proses? Ek probeer om so gou as moontlik by die siel van die liedjie te kom, en dan werk ek van daar af verder. Partykeer is dit die eerste sin wat my aangryp, of die chorus. Sommige liedjies skryf jy in twee ure klaar - ander vat twee weke!

Wie is jou gunsteling kunstenaar? Ek sou sê Van Gogh, Picasso, en Salvador Dali.

Hoekom skryf jy? Wel, dis my werk - maar ook my stokperdjie. Toe ek jonger was het ek gedink ek kon beter liedjies skryf as wat hulle op die radio gespeel het, so dis asof ek ’n leemte in my eie wêreld gevul het. Hoe herlaai jy as jou kreatiwiteit opraak? Ek doen skilderkuns of gaan hardloop of party - enigiets om te vergeet van jou writer’s block. Op die regte tyd sal die liedjies weer na jou toe kom. 8

Het jy al ooit jou loopbaankeuse berou? Kyk, ek’s mal oor my werk, maar nou en dan wens ek ek het my lottospelery ernstiger opgeneem! Dit het sy pros en cons. Cons: my vriende werk gedurende die week, ek werk naweke en vakansies, so ons sien mekaar nooit. Pros: ek sien die wêreld en ontmoet en werk saam met baie interessante mense.

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Die Aandblom 13 – hoe het ’n Afrikaanse album jou loopbaan beïnvloed? Ek dink dit maak my shows ’n bietjie interessanter. Elke album lok ’n ander gehoor. Die Aandblom 13 het beslis my gehoor vergroot, maar die album was vir my as persoon ’n sielsverrykende ervaring. Hoe het in Afrikaans skryf verskil van in Engels skryf? Dit was interessant: ek het besef dat Engels vir my makliker is. Maar toe die sluise van Afrikaans eers oopgaan het die prentjie begin verander. Omdat dit my eerste stint in Afrikaans was het dit vir my verskriklik vars gevoel, net soos toe ek reg in die begin in Engels begin skryf het.

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TOP LEFT WERNER VON WALTSLEBEN, JC VISSER, ARNO CARSTENS, FRANK FREEDMAN AND DAVID WATKINS

Het jy verwag dat mense so lief vir die album sou wees? Mens weet nooit, maar ek is self mal oor die album, so dit was ’n teken dat dit nie te tragies sou wees nie! Het jy ’n gunstelingliedjie op die album? Mmm, dit is tussen “Chemikalieë” en “Vloerplanke”. Die Springbok Nude Girls sou in September vanjaar weer die studio betree – hoe gaan dinge? Ons het ’n paar songs neergepen, maar ons toer het ons studio-tyd opgevreet. Ons sal weer in Januarie 2018 begin. Ek is redelik positief! Wat kan aanhangers verwag? Is daar ’n nuwe klank, of ’n spesifieke tema wat uitkom? Daar sal nuwe influences wees want tyd staan nie stil nie, maar jy gaan nie die Nude Girl sound uit die Springbok kry nie. Ons grootste probleem is tyd en geld om ’n goeie LP uit te bring. Hou duim vas!

Hoe hanteer jy druk? Ek gaan draf, nes Forrest Gump! Wat is die dinge wat jou oneindig baie plesier verskaf? My sexy vrou, goeie vriende, my seun, die see, lekker kos, goeie musiek en Audiobooks. Wat het jy by jou seun, Hayden, geleer? Om minder ernstig te wees, so nou eet ons saam sjokolade vir ontbyt! En as jy een ding deel van sy psige kon maak, wat hoop jy sou dit wees? Wees nice en respekvol teenoor ander mense. Wat is een van die onverwagse dinge van pa-wees? Vroeg gaan slaap en vroeg wakker word - heerlik!

Hoe het die dinamika in die groep verander? Almal is ’n bietjie ouer en ’n bietjie meer verdraagsaam.

En die onverwagse dinge van man-wees in ’n huwelik? Ek wil nie te veel hieroor uitbrei nie - een verkeerde woord en dit kan my laaste wees! Om ’n man in ’n huwelik te wees is ongelooflik wonderlik. Dankie, en good luck!

Is daar ’n liedjie wat jy net nie kan afskud nie, waarvoor jy eintlik al siek is? Nee, elke suksesvolle song wat ons al geskryf het is ’n gawe van die gode so ek is dankbaar vir elke liedjie wat brood op die tafel sit.

Wie IS Arno Carstens deesdae? Ek’s miskien ’n bietjie meer realisties deesdae. Ek het opgegee op my Wimbledon-tennisloopbaan en steur my minder aan ander se opinies.

Wat is die mooiste lirieke wat jy nog ooit gehoor het? “The Closest Thing to Crazy” — Katie Melua. Daar is baie lines daar buite, maar daai liedjie gee my altyd hoendervleis. Dit is ’n kombinasie van haar emosionele weergawe van die melodie, en haar youthful innocence.

Waarna kan mense uitsien tydens jou optrede in Yzerfontein hierdie Desember? ’n Paar Springbok Nude Girl songs, al my solo hits en liedjies van “Die Aandblom 13”. En ’n lekker atmosfeer! j

Wat maak jou bang? Die hele wêreld is myns insiens op die oomblik ’n oogwink weg van tragedie af, so ek probeer om positief te bly, maar dit werk nie altyd nie.

Arno en sy band tree op 22 Desember op by die Delarey Gasteplaas in Yzerfontein. Kaartjies is beskikbaar op www.quicket.co.za of by die I Love Yzer winkel.

Wat is deesdae die groot uitdagings in jou lewe? My grootste uitdagings is om my lewe tot die uiterste te geniet, kwaliteit-tyd saam met my familie te spandeer en om minder te party en op te hou rook. THE SUMMER ISSUE 2017 j

VIR MEER INLIGTING oor Arno se musiek en kuns: www.arnocarstens.com instagram.com j arnocarstensfineart

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FROM YOU

TALES OF THE RAIN SENT BY SANDY WILKINS

An inquisitive nature and curiosity about that crucial lifeblood of the Cape Province, rain, moved Sandy Wilkins to track our rainfall figures for many years. She shares some of her discoveries.

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hen I worked at C.P.O.A. Sea Point Place in Three Anchor Bay, we had a rain gauge that was situated on the roof. Whenever it rained, we used to take the lift to the 8th floor and climb the stairs to the roof to read the gauge. The Weather Bureau provided us with a glass measure bottle as well as a record book, which recorded the day and the amount of rain we measured. I can still remember that the gauge was under lock and key, and we had to measure the rain at a particular time of day each day. So, we decided the time would be 8.00 a.m. At the end of each month we would tear out the original copy page of the record book, place it in an official envelope and post it to the Weather Office at the D.F. Malan Airport. Even if we had had no rain we still had to submit the return – but then mark it Nil Return. When we moved to Yzerfontein in 1999 to open our Laundry Business, I had an idea that maybe the Weather Bureau might be interested in receiving a record of the rain we have here on the West Coast. When we officially retired in 2001 I decided

that it would be interesting to keep a record of our rainfall here. I contacted the Bureau but did not receive a reply, so with the help of a friend, I set up a work sheet to record our rainfall. I’ve kept it up to date since 2002. I’ve noticed that while it would rain in some areas of Yzerfontein, it wouldn’t rain here in LJ Smit Street. So, if you, dear reader, perhaps kept a record yourself, do not be surprised if our figures differ! Tracking the rain is one of my many hobbies. I’ve had to replace my rain gauge several times so far, as the markings are inclined to fade! j

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ns is gestewel en gespoor en ge-ILOVEYZER vir ons 117.3km vanaf Sarria na Santiago de Compostela - wat n voorreg - “everything starts with a dream”. Dis ‘n mengelmoes van pelgrims in alle kleure en vorms en tale en geure maar die gemeenskaplike is: VREDE, JY KAN NET WEES en bowenal LIEFDE. Jy hoor Hola Hola soos almal mekaar groet en buen camino as ons pelgrims mekaar verby gaan - dit was ons eerste Spaanse woorde om te leer behalwe natuurlik muchas gracias, want jy kan net dankie sê vir al die seëninge en natuurlik cerveza – want die groot dors vir n yskoue bier was net te groot. Verder luister ons in ‘n vreemde land na vreemde mense wat lag en gesels in ‘n vreemde taal waarvan ons niks verstaan nie, maar ons lag saam, en ons Hola saam in onse harte. En die laaste dag voor die katedraal in Santiago weet jy die reis het nou eers begin. Êrens laat iemand hierdie nota agter: “Here as ek nie in U glo nie, waarom volg U my elke dag op hierdie weg?” Dalk som dit die Camino die beste op. En I Love Yzer stap toe saam die camino de Santiago - met trots en vreugde gedra! j

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When magic IS FOUND

ARTICLE & PHOTOS DENISE LEVY

What is it about the West Coast that sets it apart? Seventeen years ago, Denise and Gavin Levy went searching for the answer. Denise tells their story.

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h, the West Coast! You can go up just for the day, or overnight, and as you get there, the stress of the city fades away. Only 85kms out of town, yet you are in another world! Seventeen years ago, I set off along the West Coast roads on a mission. I needed to find the perfect piece of land on the coast, directly in the sand, in order to build a beach house for our international photographic production clients to shoot at and stay in. The Cape Town film scene was booming and we just did not have all the right locations for our clients. The one thing missing was that typical, classic Cape Cod Clapboard house set in the sand. Our competition in Miami had these on offer in abundance, and we were determined to win over some of these jobs to our side of the world, and the only way to do this was to build our own. I drove in and out of every little town along the way, from Melkbos, to Ganskraal to Grotto Bay… None of these suited my brief. I finally ended up in Yzerfontein at around 2.30pm, on the long beach. Feeling disillusioned, tired and hungry, I stopped at Beaches for a late lunch. The long beach in front of me, beautiful as it was to look at, was no good for my purposes as there was a road between the houses and the beach. I was going to eat and go home, and rethink where to explore next. On the way back, I decided to drive the scenic coastal route past the harbour. As I turned a corner, I saw the vast stretch of white sandy beach with the houses set directly in the sand. I got goosebumps, I was beyond excited! I found the site office, which was about to close, and asked about plots. I was told that there was only one available for me to view, the one which the owner had been saving for himself. I drove to this plot, dug my toes into the soft white sand, looked out over the ocean and knew I was home. This was it! 14

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I called Gavin, who was in Paris at the time on a business trip, and left a message on his voicemail to say that I was going to sign for this NOW! He is kind of used to my impulsive buys, and trusts me implicitly when it comes to property, as I really do have a feel for this. We built the most beautiful, simple beach house, Pearl Bay, which was just perfect. Every weekend we would head there with family, friends, kids and all, and have the best times. Magical memories were made, friendships cemented, lifelong bonds formed… Life at the beach was just magical. The house became a favourite with film crews, and was booked out way in advance. This put Yzerfontein firmly on the film-friendly map. Crews enjoyed the hospitality of the local restaurants and supported the local shops. Several friends of ours bought plots and built houses, and a few more shoot houses were developed, helping Yzerfontein attract a great clientele. When the site next door to ours became available, we didn’t hesitate to grab it and build again: the house which is known as White Sands. Giving back to the community in general has always been a priority for us. Cape Town Productions was a primary sponsor of the Yzerfontein Snoekfees for three years, before turning our attention to the creation of the Yzerfontein Cycle Experience, which over the past two years, and with the assistance of valuable sponsorship has deposited in excess of R200 000 into community driven PBO’s and NGO’s. Thyme & Tide, our newest house, is well under way, and will be complete by the time this is published. We now have three gorgeous properties, and we are in the process of setting up wellness-spiritual retreats, foodie interactive cooking workshops and exclusive corporate-executive breakaways. We now have 15 rooms on offer, all self-catering and fully serviced daily. We are encouraging interactive weekend fun, and market our properties here extensively to both local and international clients. We love to let others discover and experience the magic of Yzer... The long walks on the unspoiled beaches, braaiing together, cooking together, just being. We’ve seen how Yzerfontein has grown and changed over the years. It’s really made a mark on the Film Industry map, and is one of the top film locations in South Africa, with many crews shooting and staying in the accommodation in the area. It is an amazing holiday destination, too. But more than anything, a trip to Yzer feeds your soul. Just an hour’s drive transports you into a different world where time slows down for a while, and you are able to renew and recharge your energy. We hope that it will always keep its character and charm in the years to come, so that our children’s children will know and experience the Yzer of today. j

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PROFILE

INSPIRATIONAL STORIES Charlton Philander

ARTICLE CONTRIBUTORS JANET WITHINGTON & RIAAN NEETHLING

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harlton was born in his ouma’s house in Darling in 1979 but all his memories are of his parents’ home in 4th Avenue, where he was the 2nd eldest of two brothers and a sister. His schooling was at Vooruitsig, and Robinvale in Atlantis, but peer pressure and circumstances had him leaving after Grade 10. Finding work at 16 was hard but he found a job with Darling Pallets where, under the mentorship of Ralph Nuttal, he had the opportunity to learn and grow. Already the young Charlton was showing promise and a keen work ethic. After seven years, realising that opportunities for further growth had run out, he left Darling Pallets. He then joined his uncle’s building company doing menial work. The late Andrew Hoop soon discovered Charlton’s talent for painting, his self-discipline and eagerness to learn. In 2005 Charlton joined Anne Greenwell’s painting team until she “retired”, after which Michael Phelan took on the team until he too disbanded. This was followed by a spell with Darling Fresh Chickens until that also closed down. Anne and Wendy, having already opened the Book League, employed him for several months to keep him busy, and then with good references and by word of mouth, work began to come in. Anne is still a great friend, mentor and support. He speaks passionately about his painting work, and now runs his own team. For one who left school at 16, Charlton has an impressive understanding of business finance and service delivery. He learned about the benefits of saving when at 16 he began by hiding a modest R20 a week under the carpet! The road has not been smooth for Charlton despite his efforts to be the best that he could; businesses closed, his uncle died, there was illness, his brother died, and in the midst all of this he experienced challenging personal problems. Charlton het ‘n sterk sin vir waardes en glo dat mens net suksesvol kan wees as jy verantwoordelikheid neem vir jou

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eie lewe en toekoms. Ten spyte van moeilike tye het hy nooit toegelaat dat dinge hom onderkry nie. Hy maak die beste van wat die lewe hom bied en gryp alle geleenthede met ope arms aan. Met ‘n besondere werksetiek, dissipline en trots in sy handewerk het hy vir homself ‘n goeie reputasie opgebou in die gemeenskap. Charlton is leergierig met ‘n behoefte om te verstaan hoe dinge werk. Hy sou graag verder wou studeer maar nie die geleentheid gehad nie. Hy wil homself heeltyd verbeter en daaraan werk om iets sinvol en volhoubaar op te bou vir die toekoms, ook tot voordeel van sy kinders, Chante (10) en CJ (4), op wie hy baie trots is. Sy droom is om ‘n gevestigde verfbesigheid op te bou met ‘n professionele span wat ingestel is op goeie kliëntediens en uitstekende werk. Hy is ‘n gelowige mens en dit help hom om moeilike tye en uitdagings te hanteer. Sy kinders is vir hom sy belangrikste besitting en hy praat met deernis en ontferming oor hulle. Hy wil die beste pa wees wat hy kan en sal alles doen om dit moontlik te maak. Charlton het ‘n sterk selfwaardigheid ontwikkel as gevolg van die struikelblokke wat hy moes oorkom. Alhoewel hy streef na ‘n beter lewe en trots is op wat hy reeds bereik het, is hy nederig met ‘n groot dankbaarheid vir wat hy beskou as die baie seëninge wat hy oor die jare ontvang het. Dit maak hom hartseer dat daar so baie mense is wie net die slegte in die lewe raaksien en nie verantwoordelikheid neem vir hulleself nie. Hy hou nie daarvan dat mense oneerlik, selfsugtig en afbrekend is teenoor andere nie. Mense wie voel dat dinge vir hulle te veel raak en sukkel om uit te styg as gevolg van hulle omstandighede kan gerus by Charlton aanklop vir inspirasie en ‘n bietjie raad en advies! j

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he founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, started this free timed run in Bushy Park, England in 2004. Since then it picked up speed and can be found in 15 countries and several towns. In South Africa Bruce and Gill Fordyce, former Comrades marathon guru and his wife introduced the concept in 2011. Today South Africa has 125 towns participating in parkrun every Saturday morning. parkrun is not a race. It is an initiative by the community of Yzerfontein in conjunction with parkrun South Africa to organize a free, weekly, 5km timed running and walking event which is open to everyone. People of every ability are encouraged to take part from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians - from juniors to those with more experience. We welcome all age groups. It is intended for walkers as well as runners and will be a fun way to become more active. Prams and buggies are always welcome. The fun element of parkrun is that there is always someone in front or behind who will motivate you in order to keep pushing yourself that little more than you would have done on your own. The Yzerfontein parkrun course will be hosted on the Windhoek Farm (at the wind turbines) every Saturday morning of the year, starting at 08:00, and we thank Paul Smit for his generosity in this regard. The course is a 5000m one lap run. It starts with a slow ascent with the view at the top rewarding you with Table Mountain, Yzerfontein’s own Meeurots, Dassen Island and Langebaan lagoon in the distance. You will run pass the 4 wind turbines. From there it is downhill with a few twists and turns to the finish line. The course is run on a mixture of jeep and single track through the farm lands. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud and puddles after rain. Depending on availability, marshals will be at key junctions. We encourage participants to register once off at www.parkrun. co.za. After registration, you will receive a barcode which is unique to you and which can be used at all parkruns. This barcode must be printed (not on your phone) and be shown at the end your run to be scanned to receive your time and ranking after the race. Discovery vitality members will also earn 300 points. parkrun is kept alive by volunteers from the community. If you cannot walk or run, you can still sign up to be part of the fun as we are always in need of volunteers, our heroes of the day. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our launch at the beginning of 2018. This may be an opportunity to share the course with Bruce Fordyce and meet him personally. We thank our national sponsors Vitality, Dischem, Mr.Price Sport and our volunteers. Without them this free event would not be possible. j FOR MORE INFO: Hennie.Zaayman@gmail.com j 082 940 3246 Alison.turrill@parkrun.com 18

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he Darling 2017 Centenary Show can be said to have been a triumph for conservation of wild flowers. The show depicts our region, one of the richest and diverse flower kingdoms in the world, and to be part of this through the Darling Wild Flower Society is a very special blessing. This year was the fifth driest in 150 years, and yet the fynbos was still spectacular, and the display in the hall showed the glory of our region with interspersed messages on posters hanging amongst the displays. The educational section in the booths, and specimen tables, showed the public the diversity of our area in weather, reeds and history. Our shop sold a wide variety of produce. In addition there were good quality stalls, wines and beer from the region, ample seating to enjoy the festivities with live music, and for the adventurous, tractor rides and a shuttle bus to take visitors to other interesting venues in Darling. The four day 2017 Show celebrated a floral kingdom which is both diverse and drought resistant and highlighted the value and need to protect this God-given blessing. Darling Wild Flower Society would like to thank all the land owners who have actively protected these flowers for the last one hundred years and ask them to continue doing so for the generations to come. Thanks also to all the volunteers who gave many hours free of reward. “We do it for the flowers“ j

The 2018 show will be held on the weekend of 14-16 September 2018. 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

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arling ttu is a 24-hour endurance race with a difference. As one of the West Coast’s premier mountain bike events, this Enduro event combines extreme cycling with the magic of cycling among flowers, game, sea views and, of course, non-stop family fun. This year’s race was once again a blast for spectators and participants. The race not only attracted those hungry to punish and test their limits, but also casual riders and groups of friends that focused just as much on the braai fires and cooler boxes. But no matter which category they fit into, it was still an extraordinary experience to enjoy the tranquillity of the beautiful, purpose-built single track on !Khwa ttu, which follows herds of game, passes several waterholes and bird hides and even a replica of a traditional San village. With the everpresent Atlantic view always on offer, of course! The talk of the race was once again the most desirable water point, where every rider, lap after lap, could enjoy the generosity of Darling Romery’s delicious and tasty rewards – perfect to refuel for the second half of the lap! The race was a highlight for young and old, experienced and novice riders. For the spectators or for those riders that valued or needed long recovery periods, time spent at the race village cured all muscle pains. The remedies on offer? Non-stop music, live entertainment, food, beer and wine. The action stayed live around the clock and a roaring fire provided heat and a cosy atmosphere all day and throughout the night. If you missed out this year, diarise this event for next October! j

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STATISTICS Entries for 2017: Up 78% from 2016. Total laps: 965/9 650km, compared to 2016’s 467/4 670km. Average laps per rider: 6.8 (2016: 5.6). Most laps for 2017: yy Single riders: 31 (2016: 31), record reached yy Team of 2: 21 (2016: 21), record reached yy Team of 4: 35 (2016: 44), 2016’s record unchallenged 2017 DARLING TTU RESULTS Solo - Men’s 1. Andrew Reaper: 31 laps 2. Robert Kitching: 27 laps 3. Rafeeq Safodien: 27 laps Solo - Women 1. Yvette Negrine: 18 laps 2. Tandi Kitching: 14 laps 3. Chloë Parker: 8 laps Men’s Team of 2 1. Team 253 - Duncen & Merick Hoole: 21 laps 2. Team 258 - JK Basson & Leandrè Cilliers: 21 laps 3. Team 252 - Lee Canham & Greg Harrowsmith: 18 laps Men’s Team of 4 1. Four Brothers - Gerhard Cloete, Leon Lambrechts, Ian Smit, Arnold Smith: 35 laps 2. Team Beer - Hermanus Bester, Douw Bester, Emile Boshoff, Byron van Niekerk: 34 laps 3. Sofa King Fast - Barry Andrews, Timothy Carthew, Michael Flinn, Stefano Redivo: 33 laps Mixed Team of 4 1. Rookies Gone Rogue - Izak Louw, Sanmarie Swart, John Pottage, Francois Hansen - 35 laps 2. Mammas & Pappas - Jolene Koekemoer, Gerhard Koekemoer, Jacques van Dyk, Michelle van Dyk: 31 laps 3. Team Cayman - Christian Henning, Bernard Nel, Abel Rautenbach, Mieke Rautenbach: 31 laps

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n harmonious village fest full of fun and sun lies behind us. We celebrated the fact that we are from a wonderful VILLAGE and shared this experience with people who came from the city. We are living in dire conditions with the drought, and it was our belief that we needed to celebrate the harvest that is to come. This is the basis of the concept of the scarecrow as our “Mascot”. The idea was to create a “Scarecrow Trail” for visitors to follow. Businesses and individuals entered their own scarecrows to form part of the Scarecrow Trail and those businesses who were unable to make a scarecrow themselves HIRED one for the weekend for a donation of R500. On 3 November this year’s campaign closed with a “Scarecrow Party” at Evita se Perron where villagers voted for the most creative scarecrow and participated in a charity auction to bid to take the scarecrows home. The winner of the new Darling Scarecrow Challenge is Charlotte Davey. She took home a Darling Lodge Voucher, a five litre bottle of Darling Shiraz, a five litre can of Darling Brew, a Flying Pig hamper and a Darling Book Shop voucher. Winners of the lucky draws were Carina Becker, also from Darling, and two visitors from Malmesbury and Fish Hoek. They have won the book A Darling History, a mixed case of six local wines from The Darling Wine Shop and a 480gr box of Darling Sweet Toffee. The proceeds went to three selected Darling charities. In 2017 we decided upon: yy Groeneweide Old Age Home yy D.R.E.S.S. - Darling Recycling Swop Shop yy DMA - Darling Music for All By the way, the wonderful poster scarecrow was designed and drawn by well-known local artist Nicolaas Maritz. A big thank you to the sponsors, and in particular to Stephan Moser for his role in organising the competition. And last but not least to Tannie Evita as the good luck fairy. j


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started in 1988 operating from home selling costume jewellery; I remember my first sale was R300 and how over the moon I was as that was worth a lot in those days! As business began to grow I moved to gold, diamonds and silver and also manufactured jewellery. My clientele grew and I started doing markets and direct sales at companies, private homes and salons. I have a large clientele that supports me well. I have been overseas to purchase jewellery myself but I mainly buy from wholesalers. When and Where did you trade at your first market? I began trading at my first Groote Post Country Market four years ago and it is still one of my favourite markets. Describe your product. Currently I sell sterling silver chains, bracelets, bangles, earrings, rings and pendants. We manufacture diamond rings and I also have pearls, semi-precious stones and plain bulky silver. My BEST SELLERS are rings and earrings. What are the difficulties to overcome as market trader? Firstly hiring stalls at some markets is expensive and there is no guarantee of returns. This cost sometimes needs to be paid well in advance before the market which creates a cash flow problem. The weather also plays a part, depending on if it is going to be very hot or very cold and even windy days can affect sales when the wind might damage your gazebo. I believe competition is a good thing but there are cases where markets have too many silver traders. Why do you love participating in markets? I enjoy meeting new clients and contacts, and traders become friends so that we are all one big family helping one another with the setup, lending hammers, change and a whole lot more. I also enjoy visiting new places and sometimes listening to great artists and their music. 5 Tips for new traders: yy Do your homework and research about markets; there is nothing more demotivating than when there are no feet. yy Ask market organisers for exclusivity of your product. yy Always take sun block/warm clothes and bug spray. yy Respect other traders, be patient and stick to the rules. yy Provide card facilities - people do not carry cash these days. Tell us about a funny moment at a market? When children come with R20 and want to buy the most expensive ring for their mommy. Also husbands have been known to run away with the credit cards! j THE SUMMER ISSUE 2017 j

FOR MORE INFORMATION 082 531 2826 j deniseroelofsebling@gmail.com MARKETS CURRENTLY TRADING AT Darling Wildflower Show j Groote Post Country Market I Love Yzer Feesmark j Atlantic Beach Melkbos Dit en Dat Yzerfontein j Community Hall in Langebaan Port Owen Yacht Club j Private & Corporate Clients

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t was in November 2011 that the Darling Wine Shop first opened its doors. Having always previously worked on the producer side of wine for some 30 years, and still with an involvement therein, the experience of “retail” has been an interesting journey indeed. Shop-keeping today is about being available when people want to shop, and now that we are open seven days a week, the hours are somewhat unforgiving as well. So, when one reflects on what makes it ultimately worthwhile, there is no doubt that a great deal is about the people who are part of life at the Wine Shop! yy Suppliers - we have such a wonderful relationship with the wineries that stock our shelves. As an absolute “in addition” to their own cellardoor outlets, we are as excited about their wines as they are, and treat their wines as if they were our own. yy Staff - Ida who runs the shop is a regional treasure, as are the part-time staff we have to fill gaps and over weekends. All convey the very ethos of what we are about and reflect not only the “taste” of Darling but the very spirit of this little town. yy Customers - there is something very satisfying about seeing a customer walk out of the door with a half dozen (or more!) assorted Darling wines. Nothing like a few bottles of what you know, and a few “new” ones with which to become acquainted. Above all we are blessed in having the most interesting and interested people visiting the Darling Wine Shop - and with a layout and ethos that welcomes interaction, we have had the most amazing conversations and made many friends. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL!

Christmas Cheer – Stocking For Your Stocking

With so many lovely wines, it is always a challenge to make a selection and this time have opted to make it by wine type:

SEMILLON R260 Fairview Darling Vineyards - Terra de Bron 2014 - First appeared at Cape Wine two years ago and wowed the international visitors. Tim Atkin MW has just given it a glowing review in his recent UK Report on South African wines. Very limited - we only have 12 bottles left. RED BLEND R185 Glenelly Grand Vin 2009 - “Not Darling but dear to me” Produce by Mme May De Lenquaisaing, - Lifetime Achievement Award LWTF 2018 - Bordeaux and bred in France, her wines reflect that excellence that only generations of “French” can bring to a Cape vineyard. 2009 a really great year. SHIRAZ R140 Neil Ellis “Groenekloof” - A study in elegance from this pioneer of Darling winemaking. Remarkably well priced at R140. j

Christmas Offer to ILYD readers.

Come and visit us and buy any ONE of the wines mentioned above, plus any THREE other wines, and we will give you a FREE ‘Keep Calm’ bag. Beautifully made of strong Indian cotton, this is an essential carry around - not only can it fit all sorts of goodies, but most important of all is the message - so essential with our current political dynamics.

SAUVIGNON BLANC R125 Groote Post Kapokberg 2015 - This is the single vineyard top-of-the-range “model”. It needed a little time in the bottle to develop all its potential and right now is nothing short of magical.

TO THOSE WITH UK FRIENDS Don’t forget our Buy UK programme to deliver some fine Darling wines to your darlings in England. With Brexit on their doorstep, they are as much in need of “Keep Calm” as we are here.

PINOTAGE R100 Darling Cellars Premium Pinotage 2013 - Pinotage you ask? When did we last have Pinotage...? Nearly five years old, this wine will make you realise what you have missed. Serve it blind to your guests – and enjoy the surprise of discovery. MCC - SPARKLING R145 Cloof - CVD Methode Cap Classique NV - A new release from Cloof, the CVD is a token of recognition to Christopher van Dieren. Packed in a very striking gift box. 24

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hristmas is a time for family, fun and celebration. However for most mothers the word ‘Christmas’ causes heart palpitations and anxiety attacks. Someone in the household needs to ensure that almost every meal is a feast, especially Christmas dinner. Between shopping, holiday activities and the exhausting influx of relatives and friends, it’s a miracle mothers can still stand let alone cook. To lessen the holiday work load, Charmain Cail has shared with us a delicious and simple fruitcake recipe. It was given to her by a friendly neighbour 34 years ago and she has been baking it ever since. The only critique she has ever received was that of her husband Stewart, casually mentioning that an extra cup of brandy couldn’t hurt. Charmain has a reputation for not only baked goods, but producing just about anything mouthwatering when she enters the kitchen. She is a well-known and friendly face here in Yzerfontein, managing various holiday houses when she’s not busy practicing her talent for cooking. I myself indulged in the fruitcake (for research purposes) and needless to say I know exactly what I want on our Christmas table.

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500g mixed dried fruit 1x packet of glazed cherries 1x pecan nuts OR walnuts OR almonds (own choice) 1x packet of dates (optional) 1x cup castor sugar OR brown sugar 1x cup of water 1 ½ tsp of bicarb 1 ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp mixed spice A pinch of salt Vanilla essence 185g of butter 2 eggs 1 cup of brandy (or more if the holiday is getting a bit much) 2 cups of flour

Instructions yy Preheat your oven to 160°. yy In a saucepan place mixed fruits, cherries, dates, sugar, water, bicarb, cinnamon, mixed spice, brandy and butter. Stirring continuously, bring the mixture to a boil over a stove. Continue to simmer it over a medium heat for 5 minutes, then remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool. yy Once the mixture has cooled, mix in the eggs, flour, and baking powder, salt and vanilla essence. yy Bake in the oven for 2 hours or until cooked through. yy Allow it to cool in the pan before turning out. yy Brag about how it was just something you threw together. j

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THE GRIM REAPER VISITED OUR FAMILY…WHAT TO DO Tips on how to handle the legal issues following the death of a family member. ARTICLE LEON TERBLANCHE

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he only certainty in life is the fact that all of us will die, eventually. The date and time is not known to us and there is no convenient time to pass on. Dealing with the grief of a relative’s passing can be traumatic, but someone in the family must take charge of the situation to ensure a smooth winding up of the deceased’s estate. THINGS TO REMEMBER If a loved one dies at home: yy Contact the family medical doctor, ER24 or Netcare 911. They will issue a Declaration of Death and SAPS will issue a SAP 180 form. yy Contact your funeral services to collect the deceased. The funeral services will liaise with the doctor to issue the Notification of Death (DHA1663) as well as the Medical Certificate for Cremation (if required). yy The Funeral Director is your biggest ally in these circumstances and he will provide you with the Death Certificate. If a loved one dies in hospital: yy Contact your funeral services to collect the deceased from hospital. As per above, the Funeral Director will sort out the paperwork and you will be able to pick up the Death Certificate after a day or two.

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Anges het aanvanklik sy loopbaan in 2005 begin as ’n Biblioteekassistent, maar het gou besef dat mense en musiek hom laat tiek. Hy het dus agter die mikrofoon ingeskuif! Later het hy voltyds as ’n platejoggie begin werk, maar sy liefde vir die radiowese het hom weer eindelik na die mikrofoon teruggebring. Anges put inspirasie uit mense wat ondanks swaarkry altyd glimlag en ‘n sukses maak van hulle lewens. “Dit is juis daardie sout-van-die-aarde mense wat uithou en aanhou, met wilskrag en hoop positief bly, ondanks seerkry en swaarkry, wat my die meeste inspireer om my eie lewe voluit te lewe,” sê hy. Sy kosbaarste lewensles? “As jy ander mense met respek hanteer, sal jy respek ontvang. We get treated in life the way we treat each other.” Anges is passievol oor Sonskyn Radio, musiek en die mense waarmee hy in sy beroep te doen kry. Om weer agter die mikrofoon te kon inskuif het hom laat besef daar is meer in radiowese as wat hy voorheen besef het. “Dis soos om deel van ’n familie te wees!” Hy wil graag ’n radio-ikoon word, ander inspireer en ’n groot bydrae tot die sukses van Sonskyn Radio lewer. “Dit is ook my droom om ’n gemeenskapsleier te wees, en om ’n positiewe bydrae tot die opbou van ons jeug te lewer.” Anges “The A-Man” Kastoor bied elke Saterdag die “Sunny Top 40” aan en is nou ook weeksdae tussen 15:00 en 18:00 op die “Drive Show” te hoor. j

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arling Recycling Swop Shop is a WIN-WIN charity where the children who support us collect litter all over Darling, and swop it for points which they use to buy toys, food, clothes and school supplies. Darling wins, as it get neater and cleaner, and our less privileged children win, as they get rewarded at our Swop Shop for their hard work. This great concept follows the original Swop Shop which started in Hermanus, and we have guided other Swop Shops to open in small towns around the Western Cape. Over the years we have collected tons of waste, which has been successfully recycled, and supported hundreds of children along the way. Private people, businesses and Darling College also donate their recyclable waste to DRESS to add to our funding. Each week, about 70 -100 children arrive at our modest container opposite Darling Brew. They bring with them bags of separated plastics, paper, glass and tin, which we weigh and for which we give them points. These points are swopped for clothes, toys, food and school supplies which are donated by local people and businesses or bought with the money we earn from selling the recyclable waste. Each year the children are taken on an ecoouting where they learn more about nature. DRESS is run by Corrie Windt and his team of sorters and volunteers, and has been going for almost 6 years, with the help of vital donations to pay sorters salaries, rent and for stocking the Swop Shop. WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP? yy We are always dearly in need of supplies for our Swop Shop: yy Sports equipment (old bikes, balls, cricket bats etc). yy Food (packets of nuts, juices, rice, fruit etc). yy Stationery, clothes, books, toys. yy We would love more volunteers to help each week Wednesdays from 2 - 4pm. yy Financial donations are vital to pay sorters, rent and for more stock. Please see our website for banking details. yy We are also looking for another container so that we can do art lessons and expand our shop. Please contact Cathy if you would like to donate or know more. Our website contains all our newsletters which are full of colourful articles of what we have been up to at DRESS if you’d like to find out more. j FOR MORE INFORMATION Cathy Clark j 082 326 0769

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SMART DECORATING ARTICLE DAVE NEMETH - HAUS OF DECOR

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e all like to have a well-decorated home but with so many furniture and home stores around it gets to be quite confusing when it comes to choosing things that you won’t get sick of in a few months’ time. To make things even more complicated, is that when paging through the glossy home magazines we are confronted with all the new trends and directions which look absolutely amazing. However, following these directions often ends up with a scheme that very quickly looks outdated. It is also exceptionally expensive when furnishing a room or an entire house so you need to make your decisions carefully and ensure you have the look which firstly, you will not get tired of and that secondly, the larger items are designed to last. You may fall in love with a décor scheme in a magazine or something you have seen on TV but it may be totally impractical for your lifestyle. With so many factors to consider when decorating it is often best to get the services of a professional designer or decorator. Most people have the misconception that this is a costly exercise but in actual fact, it will end up saving you money as well as ensuring that you have a well thought-through solution for your home. A good decorator or designer will not impose their style on you but rather create something that is suited to your unique lifestyle. It is always important to do certain things before you start purchasing products, whether you are doing it yourself or working with a professional. It is a good idea to start collecting images of the kinds of style, colour schemes and pieces of furniture that you really like. Analyse your space and identify the new pieces of furniture that you will need, whilst bearing in mind that existing furniture can be reupholstered and in many cases, cabinets can be given a new life by simply refurbishing them. Put together different colours that you really like and that speak to your personality but always be careful of very bright colours as these tend to date really quickly. One of the biggest trends at the moment for a simplified approach to décor is a philosophy of “Less is More”. Larger pieces of furniture such as couches, occasional chairs and dining THE SUMMER ISSUE 2017 j

CONTACT INFO 081 554 6006 j info@hausofdecor.co.za www.hausofdecor.co.za chairs should be in neutral colour tones such as tan, grey, or a shade of stone. If you have the big items in a neutral palette they will never date but allow you to change your scheme regularly with accessories and décor items. Going about things in this way means you may decide to have a colour scheme and a look for summer, but affordably be able to change and adapt it for the winter months with warmer textures and colours. Decorating a home should be a fun experience and not a stressful one. With careful planning and research, you will get the most out of this process whilst ensuring you are spending your hard earned money on the correct things and in the correct ways. A truly successful interior is a space that speaks to your family’s lifestyle rather than having a space that looks like something out of an architectural magazine that is completely impractical. j

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DROUGHT IN THE DARLING AREA ARTICLE JOHN DUCKITT FROM WAYLANDS, DARLING

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have Annual rainfall records dating from 1866 (Groote Post), The Towers(1891) and daily data from Waylands from 1910. The Waylands daily records are recorded in the same original rain gauge, still positioned in the same place it was originally sited. The Groote Post and The Towers records were originally kept for the Department of Agriculture and were measured in highly accurate official rain gauges. Whilst the rain gauge at Waylands might not meet the accuracy standards of the official ones, the data and the resultant trends remains relevant because neither the gauge nor its site has been changed since 1910. The annual average rainfall on Waylands calculated from 1910 is 480mm. This year (2017) is the 3rd consecutive extremely dry year, with 2015 being the second driest in our annual rainfall records, with 2017 close on its heels. 2015

299mm

61% of annual average rainfall

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76% of annual average rainfall

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62% of annual average rainfall

These are the ten driest years recorded in Darling since 1866: 1896

286mm

59% of annual average rainfall

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61% of annual average rainfall

2015

299mm

62% of annual average rainfall

1919

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63% of annual average rainfall

2017

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63% of annual average rainfall

2000

320mm

67% of annual average rainfall

1886

334mm

69% of annual average rainfall

1939

334mm

69% of annual average rainfall

1971

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71% of annual average rainfall

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72% of annual average rainfall

Readers may notice that 2 of the last 3 years feature in the top 10 driest years since 1866!! The average annual rainfall for the last 3 years is just 66% of the average since our records started, whilst the average annual rainfall for the years 2001 – 2014, which includes the wettest year ever (2013 @ 778mm = 160% of annual average) is 571mm which is 117% of the annual average. 40

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One might argue that the drought of the last 3 years seems worse because of the previous generally wet period. You might be correct, but the period from 1997 to 2000 was also extremely dry with 2000 also featuring in the top 10 driest years ever. Readers will remember the terrible fires of 2000 when the Cape burned. Those fires were the result of the extreme dry period when large amounts of the natural vegetation had died off leaving a heavy fuel load on the ground. The same extremely dry conditions exist once again. Fortunately the fuel load has been reduced considerably as a result of the previous fires. However the position has worsened somewhat as the local authorities who have in the past few years been able to rely heavily on aircraft dropping water on the fires to contain them, are faced with the problem that the local dams which supplied that water, are now too empty to consider this option. Using sea water to put out the fires will poison the soil, potentially creating a desert of our critically endangered natural environment. There are always people who wonder why, if the fields and the veld is so green, we can consider there is an ongoing drought. The fact, supported by the rainfall figures and the empty dams, is that there is what is called a “Green Drought” ongoing at the moment. Nature has a wonderful way of ensuring successful regeneration. The green plants will grow with very little rain, and even though they will produce only a few viable seeds, it will be enough to feed a few of the animals and ensure reproduction next year. Unfortunately the cumulative effect of the 1997 – 2000 extreme dry period extending to the current extreme dry period, in spite of the wet intermediate years, has resulted in the underground water supply, which keeps plant life going throughout the dry summer months, is not only in extremely short supply, but will be further jeopardised if water is extracted from the now limited supply available in the local aquifers. Without preaching doom ‘n gloom, readers have to be aware that the coming summer is not going to be pleasant, unless we have the highly unlikely occurrence of heavy summer rain falling in buckets. People need to be especially careful of doing things which might start a fire, because the resources to fight fires are not only limited, but come at a great cost to everyone living in the greater Cape Town area where fresh water is currently in critical shortage and threatens to run out with normal usage before the summer is over. j A This graph titled “Monthly Rainfall Distribution” shows the rainfall as it occurred during the year. The pink bars are for the 2017 year, showing quite clearly that rainfall in only 2 months, June and October, managed to reach the average depicted by the orange line. B This graph, titled “Accumulated Annual Rainfall” highlights the current rainfall year to date. The dark blue line is the average rainfall with the light blue one showing the rain as it occurred monthly in the wettest year (2013) and the yellow line showing the rainfall in the driest year in our daily records (1958). One can see that the rainfall this year is tracking the rainfall of the driest year, and that we should by now have had 93% of our annual rainfall, whilst we have in actual fact only had 62% of our annual rainfall.

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i, my name is Boytjie! Up until the age of 20, I probably spent more time in Yzerfontein than any other person in my age group. Our family home, Mount Royal in Beach Road, was built in 1938, and is probably the oldest of the houses in Yzer, and still in its original state. In the early 1930s, my Oupa (and namesake!) saw two holiday homes similar in design and construction at the Gouritsmond while on a visit there. He commissioned the same builder and brought him out here to build an exact replica of those two houses right here in Yzer. Mount Royal is built with rocks from the main beach in front of what is now Beaches, and chiselled into shape by hand. The thatch roof is made with thatch harvested right here in Yzer. The house is named Mount Royal as the windows and doors were from the old Mount Royal Hotel in Cape Town, which had burnt down as our house was being built. Both sets of my grandparents had homes in Yzer, my parents and my parents-in-law had homes in Yzer, my wife had a house in Yzer, my sisters have a house in Yzer, I have a house in Yzer, my daughter Jess now has a home in Yzer... The first 4th generation of Yzerfonteiners! So you can see that I have a very special bond with Yzer. I’m going to tell you about my personal experiences from childhood and adulthood, as best I can remember them. I do not always have the dates one hundred percent correct, but then: facts should never stand in the way of a good story anyway! THE FIRST DECADE: 1960 - 1970 Things were very different in Yzerfontein back then... There was no West Coast road, no electricity, no tarred roads, no street lights or any shops. And there certainly weren’t any ostriches in Yzer back then! LOL! The only road to Yzer from Cape Town was the Old Mamre road, a tree-lined, tarred avenue running between and parallel to what is known today as the R27 and the N7. That bumpy road took you past what is Atlantis today, past Mamre, through Darling and then on to a dirt road to Yzer. Some residents had generators, but those would only be used when absolutely required – and then very sparingly, and mostly

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only when guests or visitors were present. So warm water came from gas geezers, cooking was done on coal-burning Aga stoves and fridges and freezers worked with paraffin. So did the lanterns, for that matter! Water from the Voëlvlei dam was only piped in around 1967. Houses which had a generator, or “engine” as they were referred to back then, had a special engine room at the back of the plot to house the generator and a large fuel tank on stilts outside. Most houses also had a large charcoal pit where the anthracite could be stored in bulk. There were only about 20 houses in Yzer at the time, and I knew every single resident. And the reason that I knew every resident, is because every time my grandparents went to Darling, which was about once a week, a shopping list was given to them by the other residents, and on our return from the Groenkloof Handelshuis in Darling, we would drop each resident’s order at their homes. I would be richly rewarded with handfuls of sweets! And it worked vice versa also. When the other residents went to Darling, they would do the same. This was possible due to the fact that goods could be purchased on tick (op die boek), and then settled at the end of the month. We used to go to bed early, snuggled under a goose feather quilt and with the windows wide open so that every wave that broke on the shore could be heard. We’d rise very early, too: still dark outside with a steaming cup of “moerkoffie” in hand that was so strong it gave me heart palpitations. (To this day I still do not drink coffee.) Granny would then prepare a three-course breakfast, which was enjoyed semi-formally around a table, each person with his personal engraved napkin ring and napkin. Breakfast consisted of a fruit, followed by a bowl of porridge and then an egg dish of some sort. They did not have maids or domestic workers, but rather male butlers in their late teens or early twenties. These men did all the household work as well as work in the garden and outside. Life in Yzer must have been very uneventful (even boring!)l for them, and they never stayed for more than a year. After breakfast, Oupa and I would jump in his Landrover and head to the harbour. Using a small rowing boat called a “bakkie”,

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HISTORY we would check on the crayfish traps or the harder nets set the night before. The old fish factory, which was built in 1949 and fell in disuse in 1950, was now just ruins. The boats were always left in the harbour, next to the only – and very steep and dangerous – slipway. We took the oars with us, for just in case someone would try to borrow the boat and clean out the crayfish traps during the night. (This happened quite frequently by the way, and I’ll get to it later.) The crayfish traps would be baited with harders, pilchards or klipvis that I caught in the rock pools just in front of Atlantic Breeze, close to the Baby Pool. They were so plentiful that I would easily catch up to about fifty at a time, using the tough tongue of a black mussel as bait. As soon as the crayfish traps and harder nets were emptied, they would be rebaited and set again, and then checked again every morning and every late afternoon as long as the weather remained favourable. The crayfish traps were set right up close to the harbour wall and the harder nets were set in the harbour area a little closer to the shore, somewhere in the region between the slipway and the new harbour entrance. On the way back home, Oupa would stop at every house and the residents (if at home), would get fresh fish and crayfish. Everything was always shared between the permanent residents. According to Oupa, there were two enemies when it came to raiding his nets and traps. The first one, a natural enemy – the seal. Oh, the old people hated seals, as they would come

and steal the harders out of the nets. There would always be a shotgun under the seat of the Landrover and all hell would break loose as the offending seal was shot at! But I seldom saw a seal being hit, as they are very sly creatures and never surfaced on the same spot, making it even more frustrating for Oupa. On the only other occasions that shotgun shots were heard in the town, you knew it was because of a snake. Mostly Boomslang. If it meant shooting half the tree bare of leaves or branches, so be it. A snake had to be killed. The other enemy regarding the raiding of grandfather’s nets and traps were a bunch of adventurous young men about 15 years my senior. Legends of Yzer like Gawie Steyn, Mossie Mostert and the likes. They would sometimes go out in the middle of the night and help themselves to some harders and crayfish. The only reason, they explained to me years later, was because Oupa would not share with them too. On those occasions, by the time we got there in the mornings, the nets and traps would be empty. It really got Oupa worked up and hot under the collar. So much so that Oupa once told me in very stern words, “I do not want you to be friends with them, especially Wilmet”. Oupa always referred to Mossie by his Christian name. “If you do,” he said, “I will disinherit you.” So I kept my distance from Mossie and the older gang and when Oupa passed away, I was the only one of eight grandchildren to inherit from him. Years later, Mossie and I became great friends, got up to a lot of mischief, and spent many hours in the water diving for crayfish and perlemoen. j Chapter 2 will be published in the next issue of I Love Yzer Darling.

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GIFTIGE SLANGE VAN DIE WESKUS – ‘N BEWUSMAKING

Manlike Boomslang Kaapse Kobra / Geelslang/ Geel Kapel

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lange is besonderse diere, maar moet altyd met die nodige respek hanteer word. Slangseisoen is nou met ons, so dit is belangrik om bewus te wees – dit kan jou lewe red! Hou egter in gedagte dat dié artikel nie ’n omvattende slanggids of ’n handleiding vir lewensredding is nie, maar eerder ’n paar handige feite vir Weskusbesoekers. REËL NOMMER EEN: MOENIE GEBYT WORD NIE! yy Wanneer jy buite loop, laat jou oë gereeld oor die pad voor jou dwaal om vreemde patrone en bewegings raak te sien. Veral Pofadders lê doodstil, en pik eers wanneer jy op hom trap. yy Trap op, eerder as oor, takke en rotse, aangesien ’n slang aan die ander kant kan lê. yy Dra langbroeke, stewels of geskikte skoene (veral as jy in lang gras of dik bosse rondloop). yy Moenie snags sonder goeie skoene en ’n flitslig rondloop nie. yy Moenie jou hande of voete in gate steek waar slange kan wegkruip nie. yy As jy ’n slang teëkom, staan stadig op en/of beweeg stadig weg. yy Moet nooit kyk of ’n “dooie” slang regtig dood is nie! Hulle kan maklik doodstil lê uit vrees of weens die slang se aard, en kan baie vining reageer as jy te naby kom. yy Moenie vullis laat rondlê nie, aangesien slange dit as slaap- of skuilplekke kan gebruik. WATTER WESKUSSLANGE IS GEVAARLIK? yy Die Geelslang (Naja nivea) kom in die Wes-Kaap, NoordKaap, Vrystaat en Oos-Kaap voor. Die slang word ook die Koperkapel of Kaapse Kobra genoem. Die slang se kleur wissel van geel tot geelbruin, gevlek met donker kolle en donker rooibruin merke. Jong slange het ’n donker keelband wat ligter word namate hulle volwasse raak. Die Geelslang maak sy kop bak wanneer dit bedreig word en sy lengte wissel tussen 1.2m tot 2m. Die gif is senuvergiftend (Neurotoxic) en verlam die spiere, onder meer dié wat asemhaling beheer. Onmiddellike behandeling is nodig anders sterf die slagoffer

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weens verlamming en versmoring. ’n Teengif is beskikbaar. Neem ’n slagoffer dadelik na die naaste ongevallesentrum, waar die persoon gestabiliseer en geventileer kan word. Dit is eerder die onvermoë om asem te haal wat die slagoffer doodmaak, as die gif self. yy Die Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) is ’n groot, gladde, giftige slang. Dit is die enigste spesie in sy genus. Boomslange is seksueel dimorfies: wyfies behou die bruingrys kleur van onvolwasse Boomslange, maar mannetjies word heldergroen. Volwasse Boomslange word omtrent 1.5m lank. Hulle het ’n kort, stomp neus en groot oë. Die Boomslang se gif is uiters gevaarlik en kan tot die dood lei. Dit is hemotoksies (Haemotoxic). Dit beteken dat die gif die hemoglobien in die rooibloedliggaampies aanval en vernietig, en só die bloed in die slagoffer vernietig. Soos die meeste ander slange, gee hulle pad as jy aankom, maar sal aanval as jy skoorsoek. yy Die Pofadder (Bitis arietans of Bitis lachesis) behoort aan die adderfamilie (Viperidae). Volwasse pofadders word ongeveer 90cm lank in Suid-Afrika. Pofadders bak gewoonlik gedurende die dag op die grond in sonkolle vir warmte. Die Pofadder is ’n stadigbewegende slang met ’n dun nek. Pofadders het humeurige temperamente en sis en blaas as waarskuwing as hulle gepla word. Die Pofadder is verantwoordelik vir die meeste slangbyte in Suid-Afrika. Hierdie slang is dodelik gevaarlik: dit het ’n sitotoksiese gif (Cytotoxic), d.w.s. weefselvernietigend, en maak selle dood. Hierdie gif kan ’n volwasse mens binne 24 uur doodmaak. yy Die Molslang (Pseudaspis cana) is ‘n slang wat regdeur SuidAfrika voorkom. Die slang word tot 150 cm lank. Die reptiel leef in enige habitat, asook landerye. Dit is ’n groot, diklywige slang met ’n kort, beitelvormige snoet. Die slang is gewoonlik ligbruin tot baksteenrooi terwyl die Kaapse ras pikswart is. Die onvolwasse slange het mooi taankleurige en swart patrone. Die slange is bedags aktief en vreet grawende diere soos duinemolle. Die slang is nie giftig nie maar die byt kan ernstig wees. Die Molslang se byt is meer soos die byt van ’n hond: rig baie weefselskade aan, maar is nie giftig nie.

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KINDERS VS VOLWASSENES Slanggif se impak hou direk verband met jou gewig en gesondheid. Hoe swakker of kleiner jy is, hoe erger is die uitwerking van gif op jou. Veral kinders kan ernstige skokreaksies kry weens ’n slangbyt. Dit is uiters belangrik om hulle dadelik rustig te maak, sonder medikasie, te paai en gerus te stel en natuurlik onmiddellik by ’n noodeenheid te kry. Tyd is van die uiterste belang – selfs al dink jy dat jy 100% seker is oor die tipe slang wat die bytwerk gedoen het.

yy Hou die pasiënt so stil as moontlik en vervoer na ’n hospitaal. In die geval van ’n Kaapse Kobra moet jy so vinnig as moontlik by ’n hospitaal of noodgevalle-eenheid probeer kom. In die geval van die ander gevaarlike slange van die Skiereiland het jy tyd om versigtig na die naaste groot mediese fasiliteit te ry. yy Skok kan selfs vinniger doodmaak as slanggif. Lees op oor die simptome van skok en tuisbehandeling daarvoor. yy Maak seker dat ’n tetanus-inspuiting by die hospitaal toegedien word, of die slang giftig is of nie.

MOENIES EN MOETS MOENIE: yy Die wond oopsny nie. yy Die wond suig nie. yy ’n Drukverband (tourniquet) gebruik nie. yy Medikasie, skokbehandeling of alkohol aanwend of toedien nie.

KRY HIER HULP: Bel dadelik die hospitaal waarheen jy op pad is en bel dan die Gif-inligtingssentrum (Poison Information Centre) by 0861 555 777 sodat hulle gereed is. As dit ’n Kaapse Kobra / Geelslang / Koperkapel was en jou Mediesefonds maak daarvoor voorsiening, bel hulle noodnommer vir ’n helikopter, maar moenie tyd verspeel nie. Kom liewer so vinnig as moontlik by ’n noodeenheid om asemhaling te verseker. j

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Tannie Petro ARTIKEL UNA NIEUWOUDT FOTO’S NADINE LE ROUX Meer as ’n kwarteeu en ongeveer sewehonderd kinders later lê Petro Kirsten van Darling Pre-Primêr die tuig neer. Dit was ’n onvergeetlike reis en sy kyk met ’n warm hart terug.

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yna 26 jaar lank het Darling Pre-Primêr se Petro Kirsten haar hart en siel daaraan gewy om ander se kinders skoolgereed te kry. Ouers wat deur die jare hul kroos aan haar toevertrou het, is dit eens dat jy ver sal soek om haar gelyke te kry. Van haar eerste kuddes is reeds volwassenes. Vele onthou nog die eerste lewenslesse wat “tannie Petro” hulle tydens hul vroeë vormingsjare met soveel geduld en liefde geleer het. Maar nou het die tyd aangebreek om haar onderwyshoed op te hang en nuwe horisonne te verken. “Ek het myself jare gelede belowe om uit te tree wanneer ek voel die tyd is reg. Elke dag is nou kosbaar, ek wil dit so lank as moontlik uitrek. Die laaste week moet al ons werk afgehandel wees, dan wil ek net vir oulaas met die kleintjies in die sand en op die mat speel. Ek weet nie wat ek sonder hulle gaan doen nie… dis soos om ’n veilige hawe te verlaat,” sê sy met weemoed in haar stem en oë. Petro se onderwysloopbaan het op Noupoort afgeskop. Die Karoo het in haar hart gekruip en die daaropvolgende nege jaar was “absoluut volmaak”. Sy en haar man, Johan Kirsten, het vyf jaar lank saam skoolgehou en hul eersteling, Marnell, is op Middelburg gebore. “Ek dink die jare op Noupoort het my as onderwyseres gevorm. Die kinders het baie liefde en aandag nodig gehad, maar tog was daar ongelooflike respek en samehorigheid. Dáár het ek gegroei en ontwikkel in wie ek vir kinders wou wees.” Toe Petro in 1991 by Darling Pre-Primêr begin het, was Marnell

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in haar klas en twee jaar later ook Erick, haar seun. Dit was ’n verdere leerkurwe. “Ek het geweet as ek aanjaag, kom dit terug na my eie huis toe. Ek moes die beste wees, want dis wat ek vir my kinders wou hê. My maatstaf was nog altyd om ander se kinders te behandel soos ek wil hê my kinders behandel moet word.” Om met jong kinders te werk is ’n voorreg, maar ook ’n groot verantwoordelikheid. Dis nie genoeg om net skool te hou en ’n “juffrou” te wees nie, sê Petro. “Jy moet ’n onvoorwaardelike liefde vir kinders hê en met elkeen ’n persoonlike verhouding ontwikkel. Elke kind wat aan jou sorg toevertrou word, is ’n skoon bladsy waarop jy die eerste buitelyne trek,” verklaar sy met passie en oortuiging. Min dinge is so bevredigend soos om ’n skaam, onsekere kind te sien ontluik in iemand met selfvertroue, maar die eintlike hoogtepunt kom wanneer daardie kind aan die einde van graad R volkome skoolgereed is. Soveel soos kinders van haar geleer het, het sy ook van hulle geleer. “Een ding wat soos ’n paal bo water staan, is die belangrike rol van oumas en oupas in hul kleinkinders se lewe. En die feit dat kinders die spieëlbeeld word van wat hul ouers vir en van hulle sê. Ons as ouers moet nooit vergeet hoeveel impak ons woorde het wanneer dit by die vorming van ons kinders kom nie.” Vir Petro Kirsten is dit die einde van ’n era. Sy groet met weemoed, maar ook met genoeg goeie herinneringe vir ’n leeftyd. En bowenal met ’n gevoel van warmte en trots oor Darling se lieflike kinders. j

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zerfontein spog vanaf 17 Januarie 2018 met ’n splinternuwe speelgroep by die NG Kerk in Buitekantstraat. Henriette Griebenow is die “kamma mamma” waarna die speelgroep se naam verwys. Hoewel sy natuurlik die regte mamma van haar eie twee kinders, Suzanne (7) en Jan-Louis (3) is, het Henriette die afgelope 17 jaar as kleuterskool- en grondslagfase-onderwyseres ook talle ander twee- tot agtjarige kinders met haar moederlikheid begelei en gekoester. Die voorreg om met kinders te werk is vir haar ’n roeping en ’n passie. Kamma Mamma Speelgroep sal tussen 8vm en 12nm op weeksdae gedurende skoolkwartale vanuit twee vertrekke in die NG Kerksaal bedryf word. Op die oomblik is daar slegs plek vir 25 twee- tot vierjarige Afrikaans- en Engelssprekende kinders, maar die moontlikheid om eenjariges te akkommodeer word ondersoek. Henriette se klaskamerassistent, Madalaine Maarman (Merol), is van Darling, en self die ma van ’n sewejarige dogtertjie, Faith. Merol het ook jare se ondervinding met kleuters. Henriette se gunsteling-handpop, Vern, sal sorg vir groot pret, en sal sommer vinnig ook die kleuters se gunsteling word. Die NG Kerk is opgewonde oor die nuwe diens wat hulle aan die Yzerfontein gemeenskap kan help lewer. Die kerkgronde word dan ook ’n ±100m² omheinde speelgrond ryker aan die gebou se noordekant, waar die kinders na hartelus sal kan klim en klouter. Die program wat gevolg word sal die kind as geheel help om op alle terreine te ontwikkel wat die fisiese, emosionele, sosiale, intellektuele en geestelike betref. Henriette glo dat kinders se natuurlike nuuskierigheid en leergierigheid op hierdie ouderdom geprikkel en gekoester moet word sodat hulle spontane ontdekkingslus bevredig kan word. Daar sal baie aandag gegee word aan sensoriese ervarings met

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sand, water, klei en ander teksture. Natuurlik sal die kinders ook geïnspireer word om hulle kreatiwiteit uit te leef deur kuns, dans en fantasiespel. Die kleuters sal ook taalvaardighede aanleer deur stories, liedjies en rympies. Wiskundige konsepte soos kleur, vorm en sortering sal deur konkrete ervarings ontwikkel word. Fyn motoriese aktiwiteite sluit in ryg, teken en knip en sal sorg dat klein vingertjies voorberei word vir groot skool. Alles wat hulle nodig het om te leer gebeur speel-speel hier. Dié “kamma mamma” van Yzerfontein sien uit daarna om die gemeenskap se kinders by haar speelgroep te verwelkom en sodoende ons pragtige dorp se gesinne te bedien. j

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his summer holiday, !Khwa ttu has many exciting activities for boys and girls of all ages. Kids older than six can join us for an adventurous MTB tour: bring your own bike or use one of ours (first come first served) and join our San guide for the adventure of a lifetime. Visit a traditional village, learn how to make your own bow and arrow, track, hunt and learn how to look for animals between granite rocks and at our watering hole. Included in the tour is a delicious picnic surprise for each kid. All kiddies’ tours depart three times every day throughout the summer holiday. Departure times are 9am, 11am and 2pm, and the duration of each tour is 1.5 hours. The price per tour is R95 (includes a picnic surprise). j

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ONE MAN - 1700KM - ONE GOAL: Saving the lives of countless animals ARTICLE & PHOTOS ALMA SCHAAP

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n the 13th of October 2017 Willie Richards set out on an incredible +1700km journey, running and cycling from Blouberg NAM to Blouberg ZA. The goal was to raise not only funds, but awareness for local NPO African Tails, in order to fund their Mass Sterilization campaign. Although Willie is not a pro athlete, he is an advocate for healthy living and lives by the motto; Be the change you would like to see. As Willie works on an offshore field support vessel, he did most of his preparation training for the #whereswillie campaign by running laps on the helipad. He also decided to cycle on an custom, hand made, mountain bike, especially designed and made for him by Ian Janish. During his trip he was assisted by Deon Maartens, who was responsible for the driving and cooking, as well as Alfred Benz, who did the navigation, mapping, photography and general assisting where needed. Willie did a total of 1845.73km in 19 days, which in total equavelates to 19 back to back duathlons, without taking a rest day. Some if his diffiuculties included: sandy and poorly maintained roads, strong winds, scorching sun and extreme terrains. The group often had to camp in rural areas as accomodation and even cellphone signal was not always available. Willie ran a total of 571.57km and cycled a total of 1274.16km in 19days. This journey was the longest over the shortest period of time, one man duathlon, ever to be attempted and completed by any South African. He completed his yourney on the 31st of October and was met by members of the Mamre community, including memebers of the Movers and Shakers fittness club and the Gr 6 and 7 athletic learners from Mamre Primary. It was an emotional union of young and old, from all different walks of life, uniting for one cause. He finished his journey by running alongside the coast of Melkbos, ending in Big Bay, where a welcoming party was awaiting him.

African Tails is running a mass sterilization campaign, #MendingMamre, in partnership with FOUR PAWS South Africa since Feb 2017. The goal is not only sterilization, but education and community upliftment through animal care. Best practice for a long lasting impact is to sterilize at least 70% of the breeding pet population. Since the #MendingMamre campaign commenced in Feb 2017, African Tails and FOUR PAWS South Africa have managed to sterilize a 1000 animals as well as do several educational campaigns, quality of life and medical interventions and much more. With the projected pet population of 4000 animals, another 2500 animals still needs to be reached. All funds that are raised through the #whereswillie campaign will directly go towards funding #mendingMamre. Donations can be made till end of December 2017 at: www.givengain.com/cc/whereswillie j FOR MORE INFORMATION: AFRICAN TAILS j 021 510 7360 contact@africantails.co.za j www.africantails.co.za

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t’s not a Medical Aid, because the law sees pets as legal objects; therefore, they are “insured” like cars and houses. Good medical care for pets are expensive. It’s heart-breaking for an owner to decide on euthanasia because they cannot afford treatment. It’s equally difficult for a vet to euthanase a pet knowing that they could have saved that animal’s life, given the opportunity. The first pet insurance policy in the United States was offered to the television star Lassie in 1982! Why more people are considering getting Pet Insurance: yy Major advances in veterinary medicine; veterinarians can now treat a wider range of diseases and conditions, but at great cost. yy Changes in the pet insurance industry, such as new providers and policies that offer better value and coverage. yy Cultural changes where pet parents are more attached to their pet and regard them of high value. Advantages of Pet Insurance: yy Increased affordability of treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, drug therapy, and other medical interventions. With insurance, the cost to you will be significantly less. yy You can customize your coverage; unlike the early days of pet insurance, you can choose from different deductible amounts and coinsurance. yy You pay according to the pet’s (your) risk, so premiums can be adjusted to suit your budget. Risks of Pet Insurance: yy As with many insurance policies, you could pay more for insurance than you get back. If your pet does not need expensive surgery, chronic medication, your monthly premiums could add up to more than the bill. yy If your pet does fall ill or is in an accident and you do not have cover, it can be very stressful.

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yy Some policies have exclusions for pets like senior pets, pre-existing conditions and breedspecific conditions. yy Most Pet Insurances require you to pay the vet and then claim back. Remember the “small print”: yy Know what the policy covers, i.e. preventative or emergency-only? yy Understand the policy’s exclusions, like hereditary, pre-existing or breed-related exclusions. yy Ask about deductibles and co-payments and know how, and when you will be reimbursed. Some insurance companies pay bills according to an internal tariff, which could differ from the vet’s fees. yy Determine whether you can choose your own veterinarian or one that’s preferred by the insurer. j


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a phoenix from the ashes ARTICLE BASTIAAN VAN DER MERWE

Natural disasters and the loss of a beloved mentor has not meant the end of the Strandkombuis-dream. Bastiaan van der Merwe shares the story of their difficult year– and how they’re rebuilding.

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trandkombuis Restaurant and B&B is situated on the northern border of Yzerfontein. We’ve enjoyed robust growth since our launch in 2001, thanks to the West Coast’s increased popularity among tourists and the demand for wedding venues close to the beach. Then, on the 7th of June this year, all of that changed. The massive storm that rocked the Western Cape during that time bludgeoned the 16 Mile Beach (on which we are situated) and wiped away approximately 25 meters of coastal dune. Unfortunately, our restaurant deck and kitchen, which sat on the dune, was pulled into the ocean. Worst of all, the owner of Strandkombuis, Natie van der Merwe, passed away in September. His presence and guiding hand is sorely missed – not only because of his beautiful character and the example he set in the workplace, but also because of the lives that he touched during his years in Yzerfontein. He truly was a special human being. Luckily, he leaves behind a dedicated team inspired by his loving nature and strong work ethic.

Nevertheless, we were distraught! To lose our mentor, to see our legacy literally fall into the ocean, broke our hearts. And to then be told by the Department of Environmental Affairs that we were not allowed to rebuild on the dune (we still don’t fully understand why) felt like the final nail being driven into the proverbial coffin. For a while, we believed that this was the end of our dream. Yet, with the encouragement and support from the wonderful people of Yzerfontein and our families, we realized that all is not lost after all. A decision was made to start rebuilding the deck, this time behind the dune, on the old parking lot. While the previous deck and its view over the beach is lost, the new deck will have a view over the salt pans with its wonderful avian inhabitants and bordered by pristine fynbos. The bed and breakfast was, luckily, left untouched by the storm. Since we were closed from September till November, we’ve had some time to spruce up the rooms. We have a new honeymoon suite that we are very proud of! Breakfast, normally served on the deck on the dune, will in future be served on the new deck. We’ve also decided to keep this season’s price for the B&B the same as the previous season, at R370 pp. At the beginning of the previous summer we began serving pizzas, which quickly gained popularity due to our emphasis on fresh, quality ingredients. We also made our own bases and tomato sauce, adding extra wholesome goodness to the overall taste. The pizzas were made in front of the customers, which added sensory authenticity to the experience. We’re happy to say that the pizzas will again be a part of our new setup as soon as we have an oven built on the new deck. We are excited about this new chapter in our lives and that of the business, and hope that our regular customers (and new!) will see this in our ongoing effort to serve delicious and healthy seafood in this special part of the West Coast. Please note that reservations for the seafood and pizza buffets are a must, as we buy our ingredients fresh, so we need to know exactly how many customers will attend on a given day. May your memories linger long after your footprints in the sand have gone! j PHOTOS BELOW DAVID COLESHILL j TAKEN 29 JUNE 2017

PHOTOS SILVER DUNE PHOTOGRAPHY LEFT NATIE VAN DER MERWE j BELOW JANUARY 2017

PHOTOS BELOW BASTIAAN VAN DER MERWE j TAKEN 30 OCTOBER 2017

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Peter Mammes j Dawn of the Anthropocene 184 x 180 cm j Acrylic paint on board j 2017

ANTHROPOCENE Peter Mammes at the toffee gallery.

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bout twelve months ago, Darling Sweet launched the first in their series of gift boxes wherein the artwork adorning each gift box is done in collaboration with an artist or designer. For the first in this series they commissioned the London-based artist Peter Mammes due to the visual brilliance of this South African-born’s play with patterns. As Mammes states about his love for patterns: “Thoughts occur as patterns; our lives are made up of events that occur as repetitions; history is repeated in patterned compositions. I am fascinated by the way nature forms patterns, even those that are grotesque.” It is with great excitement that The Toffee Gallery at Darling Sweet can announce an entire exhibition of Mammes’ entrancing work on view at the gallery throughout December and into late January. Mammes investigates contemporary, post-colonial narratives through the beautiful, intricate patterning which his work is known for. These narratives hold arb, grotesque and uncomfortable subject matter, unpacking the debates and documentation of history and its narratives. Mammes says: “history is presented as simple grand narratives and those narratives shape our current political and social conceptions. Through my work I attempt to challenge those narratives.” This interplay between the beautiful patterning and harsh historical imagery beguiles the viewer and questions the truthfulness around documentation whilst attempting to unveil myths that are often layered within history. “We believe in these generated myths and those myths inform our ideas of good and evil. Historical narrative is, thus, constructed in a very particular way to benefit the current status quo and written in a manner that makes this narrative almost impossible to question” explains the artist. Using images as placeholders for ideas; each image in Mammes’s work represents a spectrum of concepts that mirrors reality’s nuanced and varied states. The artist sources imagery

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Opening 9 December 11:30. Exhibition will run until 21 January. from museums, history books and his own travels and often focusses on portraits of (perceived) pivotal historical figures. “My work does not concern itself with final statements but rather with a process of continual questioning” says the artist. In both Mammes’ two-dimensional and, of late, threedimensional sculptural forms he explores patterns that occur in many different formats; murals, silver plates, and on found objects. Mammes was born in 1986 in Krugersdorp and from a very young age busied himself with drawing and making art. For the most part an autodidact, his art training included an apprenticeship in a puppet theatre and with a set designer working on theatre productions. Peter is a fourth-generation South African of Dutch descent, who grew up as part of an isolated, Afrikaans-speaking community during the collapse of the apartheid regime and the transition to a democratic, multicultural government. As a child experiencing the regime change, he observed the rapid transformation of the country’s collective social and economic norms and the conflicted and often clumsy responses to those changes. His observation of the amorphous historical narratives told by the successive governments ruling South Africa has been a major factor in his development as an artist. He uses his artwork to pose questions about the construction of the narratives of power and authority, the intersection of individual and national identity and the suppression and celebration of the ugly and unacceptable. As Mammes states: “I try and draw attention to the beauty of the things society tries to hide, the beauty in the uncommon and unusual.” Mammes sought out what it means to be African while travelling from Cape Town to Cairo on public transport in 2008. He also lived and worked in Moscow, Russia in 2013 and Varanasi, India in 2014. Because of these experiences there is a strong Russian and Indian influence in his artwork. 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 @toffeegallery Instagram j @thetoffeegallery OPENING HOURS j Mon-Sat: 08:00-17:00, Sun 10:00-14:00

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The West Coast Explorers Club Official Activity Guide & Route Map is the perfect way to explore the top sites, and to navigate and discover all that Yzerfontein has to offer; it‘s like talking to a local! ARTICLE MILANI DEARLOVE

WCEC in collaboration with Swartland Municipality and Yzerfontein Tourism.

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xplore the ultimate West Coast town with her 16 Mile Beach, the longest uninterrupted beach on the South African coastline. Discover the beauty of the Urban Conservancy situated close to the Darling Wine Route, and which borders the West Coast National Park. The beautiful scenery and mild climate of Yzerfontein lends itself to all sorts of amazing attractions and activities, especially of the outdoor variety. In the cooler months we enjoy many a pleasant winter’s day and in the summer there is no shortage of hot sunny days made special by that amazing holiday feeling and golden sunsets. The West Coast Explorers Club aims to promote our beautiful town and to introduce our visitors to its many attractions. We are offering a bicycle hire service, with bicycle stands in strategic places outside those activities, attractions and businesses where visitors can park their bicycles whilst spending time at their desired destinations. Some of our bicycle station destinations include: 16 Mile Beach (Main Beach), the Harbour, the Tourism Office “Die Vishuis”, Schaap Island, Swemgat (Dasseneiland Drive), the Bewarea Labyrinth and Yzerfontein’s National Monuments, the Lime Kilns. WCEC’s homebase, Blikaspaai, is located at the vibrant Villa Fontana Shopping Village. Owner, Milani Dearlove first fell in love with this coastal town in 1999. WCEC was born from the dream to share all the beauty that Yzerfontein has to offer, for visitors to meet the locals, explore, discover and capture the very essence that makes Yzerfontein unique. Soak up the Sun, smell the sea and fill your camera. Ride your adventure using our network bicycle stations around town so you can enjoy Yzerfontein from a different perspective. j

Bicycle Hire Rate j R180 per day BUSINESS HOURS Monday - Sunday j 09:00 - 18:00 BOOK YOUR BICYCLE j FOR MORE INFORMATION: hello@wcexplorersclub.co.za j 0224512114 www.wcexplorersclub.co.za Blikaspaai, Villa Fontana Shopping Village 1 Lutie Katz Drive, Yzerfontein.

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IT’S HOLIDAY SEASON AT !KHWA TTU Our December calendar is packed with riveting activities fit for all, young and old, travelling solo or with friends and family!

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ooking for a lovely break with a difference? Join us for Sundowners on the 27th of December, or go on one of our daily San guided tours at 10am or 2pm. The tour is a fascinating insight into the culture, heritage, knowledge, skills and contemporary life of the San. Take a break and bring the kids to take part in our Kids’ Holiday Programme, which starts daily at 9am, 11am and 2pm. For our MTB riders we offer a trail that includes two well-marked routes suitable for all levels of experience, from casual leisure rider to experienced adrenaline junkie. We have mountain bikes for hire. Our trails also work for trail runners. Our rustic restaurant is open daily from 8:30am to 5pm and aims to produce tasty and wholesome, freshly prepared food, stunning scenery, and a unique location in a rustic farmhouse restaurant overlooking the Fynbos and distant ocean.

SUNDOWNERS Join us on an open game drive vehicle and let us take you to our special Boma way above the rolling hills for a breath-taking view of the Atlantic! Allow us to spoil you with special drinks and delicious eats while you relax and wait for the sunset. !Khwa ttu is offering these special sundowner drives on 27 December 2017, 5 January 2018, 2 February 2018, 2 March 2018 and 6 April 2018 at only R80pp. For those who live in Yzerfontein and Darling: we can send buses to save you the drive! As the evening deepens we light a fire and hand out blankets while you enjoy the incredible West Coast night sky. This is definitely an experience you don’t want to miss! j FOR MORE INFORMATION 022 492 2998 j bookings@khwattu.org

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mere half an hour out of Blouberg and an hour from the city, Groote Post is a gentle drive out of the hustle and bustle of city life into the rustic countryside. Enjoy a day of family fun and relaxation at an idyllic Country Market nestled in the hills around the beautiful town of Darling. You will be spoilt for choice with 60 stalls showcasing delectable country offerings: various arts and crafts, homeware and décor; gourmet eats galore; craft beer and cider; and not to forget Groote Post’s popular wines. After browsing through the market, relax on the beautiful lawns under the trees tucking into delicious eats from the market and enjoying the local entertainment. The little ones will be kept busy with a wide variety of kiddies’ activities: tractor rides, facepainting, guided horse rides and the popular playground. Don’t forget Father Christmas will also make an appearance at the Christmas Market! Three Market Lucky Draws will take place at 12:30, 13:30 and 14:30. The winners each receiving a hamper with products from the market and Groote Post wine. j

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DECEMBER PHOTO COMPETITION DATE: 1 - 28 December CONTACT: Mary-Ann Bosch T: 082 828 8015

NICOLAAS MARITZ STUDIO EXHIBITION DATE: 2 Dec - 28 Jan 2018 VENUE: Maritz Studio & Gallery; 5 Nemesia Str, Darling CONTACT: Nicolaas Maritz T: 078 419 7093

!KHWA TTU SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM DATE: 6 Dec - 13 Jan 2018 VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 CONTACT: Bianca T: 022 492 2998

PETER MAMMES EXHIBITION DATE: 9 Dec - 21 Jan 2018 VENUE: The Toffee Gallery Exhibition opening on 9 December at 11:30. T: 022 492 2101

YCC COMMUNION DATE: 10 December VENUE: Yzer Community Hall TIME: 09:00 CONTACT: Loraine Pretorius T: 022 451 2954

TANNIE EVITA PRAAT KAKTUS DATUM: 10, 15, 17 Desember PLEK: Evita se Perron TYD: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

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

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

AN AUDIENCE WITH PIETER-DIRK EISH! DATE: 14, 28 December VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930 64

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FEAST

DATUM: 15 & 16 Desember PLEK: Yzer Gemeenskapsaal TYD: 09:00 KONTAK: Hester T: 082 396 2258

DATE: 17 December VENUE: Yzerfontein CONTACT: Anel Müller T: 084 430 5225 E: anel@feasttable.co.za

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TENNIS TOURNAMENT

DATUM: 15 Desember PLEK: Evita se Perron TYD: 19:00 T: 022 492 3930

DATE: 18 December VENUE: Yzer Tennis Courts TIME: 08:00 COST: R50 per couple. Tickets available at Shell Yzer. CONTACT: Letitia du Toit T: 082 701 3861

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

GELOFTEDIENS DATUM: 16 Desember PLEK: NG Kerk, Yzerfontein TYD: 09:00

BOERESPORT & SANDKASTELE DATUM: 16 Desember PLEK: Hoofstrand, Yzerfontein KONTAK: Sunshine Radio T: 071 285 8301

DARLING SUMMER BEER FESTIVAL DATE: 16 December VENUE: Darling Brew TIME: 10:00–20:00 COST: Adults R120 Kids (12 – 18) R80 Under 12’s free Webtickets.co.za T: 021 286 1099

ADAPT OR FLY DATE: 16, 30 December VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

EVITA’S RECONCILIATION DAY DATE: 16 December VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 19:00 T: 022 492 3930

GROOTE POST COUNTRY MARKET DATE: 17 December VENUE: Groote Post, Darling TIME: 10:00 - 15:00 CONTACT: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@iloveyzer.co.za THE SUMMER ISSUE 2017 j

SCONE & TEA AFTERNOON DATE: 18 December VENUE: Wild Flour Café TIME: 14:00 CONTACT: Nadia T: 022 451 2315

JANNIE DU TOIT KONSERT DATUM: 19 Desember PLEK: Yzer Gemeenskapsaal TYD: 19:00 PRYS: R110 per persoon KONTAK: Esmarie T: 084 369 7774

EVITA’S X-MAS TREE SHOW DATE: 20, 21, 22 December VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

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

SAARKIE BAND DATE: 20 December VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 TIME: 19:00 COST: Adults: R100 Kids (2-12): R50 CONTACT: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@iloveyzer.co.za

I j YZER FEESMARK DATUM: 21 Desember PLEK: Delarey Gasteplaas, R315, Yzerfontein TYD: 10:00 - 16:00 PRYS: Volwassenes R15 Kinders 2-12: R5

I LOVE YZER DARLING

Kinders onder 2: Gratis KONTAK: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@iloveyzer.co.za

FEAST DATE: 21 December VENUE: Yzerfontein CONTACT: Anel Müller T: 084 430 5225 E: anel@feasttable.co.za

STRANDDIENSTE SOKKIE DATUM: 21 Desember PLEK: Yzer Gemeenskapsaal TYD: 19:00 KONTAK: Bianca Schutte T: 076 893 7575

ARNO CARSTENS DATUM: 22 Desember PLEK: Delarey Gasteplaas, R315, Yzerfontein TYD: Hekke maak 3pm oop. Vertoning begin 7pm. PRYS: Volwassenes: R185 Kinders 2-12: R95 Kinders onder 2: Gratis KAARTJIES: Quicket.co.za KONTAK: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@iloveyzer.co.za

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT & VISIT BY SANTA DATE: 23 December VENUE: Yzerfontein Harbour TIME: 18:30 CONTACT: Beverley T: 082 586 6312

YCC - CHRISTMAS SERVICE DATE: 24, 25 December VENUE: Yzer Community Hall TIME: 09:00 CONTACT: Loraine Pretorius T: 022 451 2954

KERSDAG EREDIENS DATUM: 25 Desember PLEK: NG Kerk TYD: 08:00 Yzerfontein 09:00 Darling 09:30 Yzerfontein KONTAK: Kerk Kantoor T: 022 492 2513

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TO DO

Darling Familiefees Jo Black; Kizzoo by Darling Familie Fees ARTIKEL HENK BOTHMA

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aak solank ’n kruisie op jou kalender - op 17 Maart 2018 bied die CIA (Christene in Aksie), die Jeugbediening van die NG Kerk Darling & Yzerfontein, ’n familiedag aan in samewerking met die I Love Yzer-span. Al die gemeenskappe in die omgewing kan uitsien na ’n feestelike saamkuier-geleentheid op die gronde van die NG Kerk in Darling, met onder meer ’n feesmark, ’n kindervertoning deur Kizzoo en verskeie stalletjies en saamdoen-dinge vir die hele gesin. Die dag word afgesluit met ’n optrede deur die gewilde kunstenaar Jo Black. ONTMOET JO BLACK Jo Black, gebore Jo Engelbrecht, is ’n boorling van PretoriaNoord wat direk na skool sy eie konstruksiemaatskappy begin het. Vir ongeveer agt jaar lank het hy enigiets van paaie en brûe tot hospitale en huise gebou – maar die besef dat daar meer aan die lewe is as net werk, het aan hom begin knaag. Sy begeerte om mense te inspireer om die beste weergawe van hulleself te wees, het gelei daartoe dat Jo die “Be That Guy” beweging gestig het. Die idee was ’n onmiddellike sukses, met Jo wat sy opbouende, inspirerende praatjies by plekke regdeur die land begin lewer het. Hy raak hart en verstand aan en het ietwat van ’n fenomeen geraak te danke aan sy kenmerkende positiewe ingesteldheid. Jo glo “Be That Guy” is presies wat gemeenskappe kort - ’n beweging vir positiewe verandering… ’n beweging wat mense aanmoedig om om te gee, daar te wees vir mekaar en die

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verandering teweeg te bring wat hulle self graag in die wêreld sal wil sien. “Be That Guy” het reeds meer as 170 skole regoor die land besoek. Daar is selfs ’n weergawe vir die skoner geslag: “Be That Girl.” Maar daar is veel meer aan Jo as net sy motiveringspraatjies. Hy is ook ’n talentvolle musikant, met ’n musiekstyl wat losweg as “kuier-rock” beskryf kan word. Met die bekendstelling van sy eerste treffer, “Skepe,” in Desember 2016, het hy beslis nie verwag dat die video nege maande later op 1.5 miljoen trefslae sal sit nie! Die aanvraag na sy musiek het gegroei en nou is Jo Black se debuutalbum, “Skepe,” met 13 oorspronklike liedjies daarop uiteindelik beskikbaar. Nie net het die titelsnit die nommer 1 posisie op die iTunes Afrikaanse trefferslys behaal nie, maar ook op verskeie radiostasies. En met die titel “Bring die hoop weer terug,” is dit geen verrassing dat die tweede treffer vanaf die album ’n inspirerende liedjie is nie. KIZZOO KOM KUIER Kinders kan uitsien na ’n baie spesiale vertoning: Kizzoo! Kizzoo is ’n ruimtekuiken wat sy huis op Mars verlaat en Aarde toe kom om meer van ons wêreld te leer. Kizzoo is lief vir musiek: sy bene begin sommer vanself beweeg as hy ’n deuntjie hoor! Die Afrikaanse kinderproduksie is propvol humor en pret, sluit 17 liedjies in, en is gemik op jong kinders. Onderwerpe soos die ABC, padveiligheid, seisoene en nog meer word bekyk. Kizzoo se nuwe DVD, “My nuwe wêreld” is nou beskikbaar by Musica. Die CIA het ten doel om met dié familiedag “brûe te bou tussen ons mense en weer ’n bietjie hoop terug te bring.” Die Familiedag vind plaas op die terrein van die NG Kerk in Darling. Kizzoo tree om 11:00 die oggend op (kaartjies beskikbaar by die NG Kerk kantoor / I Love Yzer winkel), en Jo Black om 19:00 die aand. Kaartjies vir die Jo Black vertoning is beskikbaar by www.quicket. co.za - hou die media dop vir meer besonderhede. j DARLING FAMILIEFEES PLEK NG Kerk Darling TYD 09:00 tot laat Gratis toegang KIZZOO TYD 11:00 KAARTJIES R50 pp Beskikbaar by NG Kerk kantoor j I Love Yzer winkel JO BLACK TYD 19:00 KAARTJIES R180 vir volwassenes j R80 vir kinders (vloer sitplek) www.quicket.co.za j I Love Yzer winkel j NG Kerk kantoor VIR MEER INLIGTING 022 451 2202 j info@iloveyzer.co.za 65


EVENTS SPCA DOGGY WALK

EVITA’S TOTSIENS

DATE: 27 December VENUE: Main Beach, Yzer TIME: 08:00 CONTACT: Rone Wheatley T: 076 734 3853

DATUM: 31 Desember PLEK: Evita se Perron TYD: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

4X4 DAG DATUM: 27 Desember PLEK: Swartbergsvlei KONTAK: Jan-Frederik Kirsten T: 082 658 5557

PANCAKE PARTY DATE: 27 December VENUE: Kaijaiki Country Inn TIME: 14:00 – 16:00 CONTACT: Rene Bosch T: 022 451 2819

AND THEN THERE WAS MADIBA DATE: 27 December VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

SUNDOWNERS AT !KHWA TTU DATE: 27 December VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 TIME: 18:00 COST: R80pp; Includes scenic drive & snack platter. CONTACT: Bianca T: 022 492 2998

POTJIEKOS COMPETITION DATE: 28 December VENUE: Yzer Sport Club CONTACT: Karin Hubbard T: 022 4512 2819

OUJAARSAAND DANS DATUM: 30 Desember PLEK: Yzer Gemeenskapsaal KONTAK: Charl Groenewald T: 082 468 1466

AN EVENING WITH EVITA DATE: 30 December VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 19:00 T: 022 492 3930

OUJAARSDIENS DATUM: 31 Desember PLEK: NG Kerk, Darling & Yzerfontein TYD: 09:00 T: 022 492 2513 66

JANUARY SUNDOWNERS AT !KHWA TTU DATE: 5 January VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 TIME: 18:00 COST: R80pp; Includes scenic drive & snack platter. CONTACT: Bianca T: 022 492 2998

ADAPT OR FLY DATE: 6, 27 January VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

AN EVENING WITH EVITA DATE: 6 January VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 19:00 T: 022 492 3930

TANNIE EVITA PRAAT KAKTUS DATUM: 7, 21, 28 Januarie PLEK: Evita se Perron TYD: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

TRIVIAL PURSUIT – GAME NIGHT DATE: 9 January VENUE: Wild Flour Café TIME: 19:00 for 19:30 CONTACT: Nadia T: 082 325 4907

BACK TO SCHOOL DRESS UP DANCE PARTY DATE: 12 January VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 19:00 T: 022 492 3930

AN AUDIENCE WITH PIETER-DIRK EISH! DATE: 20 January VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

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GROOTE POST COUNTRY MARKET DATE: 28 January VENUE: Groote Post, Darling TIME: 10:00 - 15:00 CONTACT: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@iloveyzer.co.za

FEBRUARY SUNDOWNERS AT !KHWA TTU

MARCH SUNDOWNERS AT !KHWA TTU DATE: 2 March VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 TIME: 18:00 COST: R80pp; Includes scenic drive & snack platter. CONTACT: Bianca T: 022 492 2998

CIA FAMILIE FEES

DATE: 2 February VENUE: !Khwa ttu, R27 TIME: 18:00 COST: R80pp; Includes scenic drive & snack platter. CONTACT: Bianca T: 022 492 2998

DATUM: 17 Maart PLEK: NG Kerk, Darling TYD: 09:00 - 16:00 KONTAK: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202

DAMES DAG MET ANDRIETTE NORMAN

DATUM: 17 Maart PLEK: NG Kerk, Darling TYD: 11:00 PRYS: R50 per persoon/kind KONTAK: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202

DATUM: 3 Februarie PLEK: Yzer Gemeenskapsaal TYD: 11:00 PRYS: R160 pp Sluit ligte verversing in. Kaartjies: La Fleur Cosmetics KONTAK: Wanda Visagie T: 082 480 8019

KIZZOO KINDER VERTONING

JO BLACK

DATE: 3 February VENUE: Evita se Perron TIME: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

DATUM: 17 Maart PLEK: NG Kerk, Darling TYD: 19:00 PRYS: R180 Kinders (vloer sitplek): R80 Quicket.co.za KONTAK: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202

TANNIE EVITA PRAAT KAKTUS

GROOTE POST COUNTRY RUN

DATUM: 4, 11 Februarie PLEK: Evita se Perron TYD: 14:00 T: 022 492 3930

DATE: 25 March VENUE: Groote Post, 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

THE ECHO OF A NOISE

TRIVIAL PURSUIT – GAME NIGHT DATE: 6 February VENUE: Wild Flour Café TIME: 19:00 for 19:30 CONTACT: Nadia T: 082 325 4907

GROOTE POST COUNTRY MARKET DATE: 25 February VENUE: Groote Post, Darling TIME: 10:00 - 15:00 CONTACT: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@iloveyzer.co.za

I LOVE YZER DARLING

GROOTE POST COUNTRY MARKET DATE: 25 March VENUE: Groote Post, Darling TIME: 10:00 - 15:00 CONTACT: I Love Yzer T: 022 451 2202 E: info@iloveyzer.co.za

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