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Six­year­old drowning hero


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in his own way. “He was level-headed, meticulous and very organised. His interests were reading, fitness our motorcycle accidents occurred on and hockey. He was always a pro computer the R44 coastal road in a week, of game player.” She says that Stephan had been in the Dewhich one claimed the life of a Strand fence Force for the past nine years and during resident. that time he completed his officer’s training as well as his BA Political SciAccording to Gordon’s Bay ence (Mil) degree. police spokesperson Warrant As a motorcyclist himself, Officer Nico Beukes, motorcyGerrit hopes that the accident cle accidents are more prevawill open the eyes of all road lent this time of year. users, especially motorcyStrand resident Stephan clists. Claassens (28) was killed on “I would like to encourage Friday 7 December. motorcyclists to want to beBeukes says Claassens was come better riders, to be more travelling in the direction of aware and cautious on the Rooiels, just past Kogel Bay, road,” he says. when he apparently lost conThe funeral service for trol of his motorcycle on a Stephan will be held on Frisharp bend and skidded into a day at the Dutch Reformed boundary wall. Claassens sucChurch, Strand North, at cumbed to his injuries on the 11:00. scene. ) On Monday 3 December, Claassens, a captain in the Captain Stephan Claassens at about 17:40, a motorcyclist South African National DePHOTO: SUPPLIED sustained minor injuries fence Force (SANDF) and who was based in Pretoria, was visiting his par- when his motorcycle allegedly skidded on a bend. He lost control of his bike and crashed ents, Betty and Gerrit, for the holidays. Gerrit says at the time of the accident, into the face of the mountain. On Saturday 8 December a 28-year-old GorStephan was riding a motorcycle which he don’s Bay resident sustained minor injuries had received from his father years ago. “I don’t think he was too familiar with that when he hit the side of a car. The driver of road, though, and I wish he had been more the car escaped unscathed. Beukes says another accident was reported cautious,” says Gerrit. A few days prior to the accident Stephan on Sunday 9 December, involving two motortold his father how he had rescued someone cycles. One rider (37) sustained serious injuries from drowning at Strand Beach. “He told me how he had swum in to save and was admitted to Vergelegen Mediclinic. the person, not knowing that he only had a It is alleged that the motorcycle travelling in front had braked around a bend, causing the few days left to live,” says Gerrit. Betty describes her son as a unique person second bike to collide with it.


WAAI, SUIDOOSTER, WAAI: Die Suidooster wat die afgelope paar dae in die Hel­ derberg woed het die meeste inwoners en besoekers verhoed om die warm somerdae buite en op die strand te geniet. Die Suid­Afrikaanse Weerburo voorspel dat dié wind nog tot volgende Dinsdag sal waai. Inge Christians van Somerset­Wes het Woensdag die wind getrotseer om langs die strand te gaan stap. Sy het egter gesukkel om haar sonhoed op haar kop te hou. FOTO: NIKITA SYLVESTER

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YOUNG AND OLD SHOW SUPPORT: The Gordon’s Bay Police to­ gether with the Metro Po­ lice supported the 16 Days of Activism cam­ paign and International Aids Day. A march was held from Temperance Town to the beachfront on 1 December. The event was also supported by lo­ cal youngsters and the Strand United Church bri­ gade, the Helderberg Subcouncil, the Gordon’s Bay Residents Association, the City’s Social Development Department and the Mountain Terraces Civic Association. Seen here are Warrant Officer Nico Beukes, Barbara Louw (Gordon’s Bay Residents Association), Naomi Sinden (Mountain Terraces Civic Associa­ tion), Annanias Eimann (Strand United Church brigade), ward 15 councillor Benedicta van Minnen, Sergeant John Engelbrecht (Rural Safety, Gordon’s Bay Police), Eleanor Oliv­ er (Social Development) and Superintendent Raquel Paulsen (Metro Police).


They made a difference The Helderberg Rotary Club recently hosted their annual awards evening where club members and members of the public received Vocational Service awards in acknowledgement of their contribution towards uplifting their community.

NUWE KONSTABEL: Studente­kon­ stabel Jaco Eygelaar (middel) het on­ langs by die Macassar­polisie begin. By hom is luitenant­kolonel Errol Merkeur (links), die stasiebevelvoerder en kap­ tein Donovan le Roux, hoof van die sigbare polisiëring­eenheid, aan wie Eygelaar sal rapporteer.


Helderberg Rotary president Mervyn Cole presents Joke Young with her award.

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Attie Olivier, principal of Raithby Primary School, re­ ceives his award from Hel­ derberg Rotary member, Joke Young.

Mervyn Cole, president of the Helderberg Rotary Club, congratulates club treasurer, Ian Forbes, on his achieve­ ment.

Dick Solmes (left) congratula­ tes Dave Barnes on his award. Both Solmes and Barnes are past presidents of the Helderberg Rotary Club.

Chairperson of the Bargain Box committee, Val Waters, received her award from Helderberg Rotary member, Arthur Fendam.

AWARD FOR ALHEIT: Zone Chair­ man Marquerite Alheit from the Som­ erset West Lions Club was presented with a Melvin Jones Fellowship award by Past District Governor Hen­ nie van der Westhuizen at the Lions District Mid Year Conference held in Moorreesburg at the beginning of the month. The award, named after the founder of Lions Club International in Chicago in 1917, is given to a per­ son who typifies the Lions’ motto, “We Serve”. Alheit held various senior positions at district, zone and club level and is fully involved in all our club service and fundraising pro­ jects.


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Heroic 6­year­old saves boy NIKITA SYLVESTER “God told me to do it.” These were the honest words of six-yearold Leric Smith (junior) after he saved a young boy from drowning. His father, Leric Smith (senior), said the incident occurred on Saturday 8 December while they were at a children’s pool party in Heldervue, Somerset West. Leric (Sr) said they saw a young boy, believed to be in Grade 2, playing on the steps in the pool. “He got out of the water, walked around the pool and then accidentally fell in at the deep end,” explained Leric (Sr). That’s when his son reacted spontaneously to save the boy.

“I saw him drowning so I ran to the pool, jumped in and pushed him up from the bottom to take a breath, and then pulled him to the side of the pool by his hand,” said a heroic Leric (Jr). His father said although the boy got quite a fright, he was doing fine. “I just think its awesome. “Our friends who saw what happened told us that it was so amazing to see this brave six-year-old boy jump into the pool without thinking twice.” He added that his son had saved the boy from drown-

Leric and his father, Leric (Sr), having fun in the pool.

ing before anyone even knew what was happening. Leric (Jr) said he is very happy that he could save the boy’s life. “I beat my dad by four years, as he also saved someone’s life when he was 10 years old,” said Leric (Jr) quite chuffed with himself. His father explained that Leric has been taking swimming classes for about a year and half. “It is incredibly important that you teach your kids how to swim and that they are comfortable in the water,” said Leric.

Egpaar met hande in hare ná ‘haasboer’ nie beloftes oor boerdery nakom JAMEY THOMAS

Hier staan Charl Hugo binne die kamp wat vir die hase bedoel was.

Ná weke se gewag het ’n bejaarde egpaar van Gordonsbaai uiteindelik hul hase gekry. Dít volg ná Charl (63) en Aletta Hugo (64) deur ’n plaaslike haasboer ingeloop is toe hulle op 11 Oktober op ’n advertensie in Die Burger reageer het. Die advertensie het ’n kursus in haasboerdery, met hase en hokke ingesluit, teen R4 000 aangebied. Volgens die Hugo’s het hulle ’n kontrak met die haasboer – wie se naam aan DistriksPos bekend is – aangegaan. Hulle het ’n handleiding en CD ontvang, en ook die belofte dat hulle oor ’n tydperk van tien dae vier hase sou ontvang. Hulle het voorts ooreengekom

dat as hulle ’n verdere R2 500 sou gee, hulle ’n totaal van 16 hase sou ontvang. Selfs die kamp vir die hase sou op hulle perseel opgerig word. Máár, geen van dié beloftes het gerealiseer nie en die Hugo’s was oortuig daarvan dat die haasboer met hul R6 500 verdwyn het. Dis eers toe hulle sowat ’n maand gelede die haasboer met die polisie gedreig het wat hulle skielik hase ontvang het. “Hy het sommer dieselfde middag ná ’n polisiebeampte hom gebel het om uit te vind waarmee hy besig is tien hase in ’n krat kom aflaai,” het Aletta gesê. Maar, volgens Charl beteken die hase vir hom eintlik weinig, aangesien die kamp waarin die hase moes bly nie behoorlik opgerig is

nie.“Die haasboer het een dag met ’n mannetjie hier aangekom en ietwat van ’n halwe kamp op my perseel opgesit.” Charl het tweedehandse sinkplate aangekoop en planke wat hy op sy perseel gehad het gebruik om die kamp te voltooi. Maar, die hase het almal ontsnap en weggehol. Volgens Charl het hy lank gewonder oor wat hy met die haasboer moet maak, maar het oplaas besef dat dit nie die moeite werd is nie. “Ek wil net ander mense waarsku om nie dieselfde fout te begaan nie,” het Charl gesê. Die plaaslike haasboer – wat na bewering ook talle ander mense ingeloop het – is bewus van al die aantygings teen hom, maar kon nie bereik word vir kommentaar nie.



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Twee vas vir bedrog Die Somerset-Wes-polisie het op verskeie amptelike blanko-dokumente beslag gelê tydens ’n strooptog by ’n woonstel verlede week. Dit volg nadat die polisie inligting van verdagte bedrywighede by ’n woonstel in Seascape Mews ontvang het. ’n Lasbrief is bekom en die woonstel, waarin twee Nigeriese burgers woon, is Woensdag 5 Desember deursoek en verskeie vervalste dokumente is gevind. Volgens konst. Suzan Jantjies, woordvoerder van die Somerset-Wes-polisie,

sluit die lys van items wat gevind is amptelike briefhoofde van twee bekende banke asook amptelike regeringsdokumente in. “Ons het op bankstempels, dokumente van die departement van binnelandse sake wat gebruik word vir die druk van identiteitsdokumente sowel as geboorte- en doodsertifikate, beslag gelê. “Ons het ook kontant en ’n elektroniese masjien wat die dokumente druk, gevind,” het sy gesê. Jantjies het gesê die polisie se handelstak ondersoek ’n saak van bedrog. Butsha Mlilo (30) en Calvin Bekete (32) het

Vrydag 7 Desember in die SomersetWes-landdroshof verskyn. Die saak is vir nadere ondersoek uitgestel en hulle bly in aanhouding in die Pollsmoor-gevangenis. Na bewering is Mlilo en Bekete al voorheen op soortgelyke aanklagte in hegtenis geneem. Kol. Mary Ann Williams, stasiebevelvoerder, het haar dank teenoor die publiek uitgespreek vir die inligting wat ontvang is, sowel as die polisielede wat die inhegtenisneming uitgevoer het. Die polisie verwag dat nog in hegtenisnemings binnekort sal volg.

Bo, links en regs: Amptelike blanko­dokumente wat gebruik is vir die vervalsing van verskeie lisensies. FOTO’S: VERSKAF

GB Police Forum reward business

HCW go beyond their call of duty

The Gordon’s Bay Community Police Forum (GB CPF) had their year-end meeting on 27 November, ending a very testing 2012 season. The forum took the opportunity to reward local businesses that played an important role in the phenomenal growth of the CPF Emergency Radio Network. The radio network celebrated their first year of existence last month and they now have four local security vehicles, two designated ambulances and two SAPS vehicles monitoring the channel responding to emergency calls, with the base of operations at the Gordon’s Bay Police station. According to Heyns de Waal, Radio Network Co-ordinator, GB Security was awarded by the CPF in May this year and that it was time to say thank you to the rest of their new sponsors. “With the community and the business sector working hand in hand with our SAPS, we will never stand alone in the fight against crime,” he said.


Awarded at the meeting were (from left) Wayne Martin (RFG Communication), capt. Kholisa Moshi (station commander at Gor­ don’s Bay SAPS), Franco Neumann (Spar Gordon’s Bay), Chris Stephens (CPF chairper­ son), Ernie Wobbe (Tiger Truck Spares), Howard Ross (Palm Tyres), Melt Mostert (Melts Tavern) with Keith Ingsund (Pick n Pay Gordon’s Bay), kneeling in front.

Desperate times call for desperate measures and with crime levels reaching unprecedented proportions in 2010, it became apparent that various levels of security were needed in order to complement our effective, but seriously understaffed police service. Pro-active policing was essential to keep our streets safer, thereby ensuring safer homes and businesses. This was the underlying reason for the original establishment of Helderberg The committee of the HCW at the back (from left): Crime Watch (HCW). Alistair Shand, Peter Brand (chairperson), Marius In 2011 the modus operandi of HCW Victor and Johan Kruger (vice chairperson) with Le­ had to be changed in line with interna- on Diederichs and Hugh Roe (operations director) tional best practice and, from aimless- in front. ly driving around the streets, a switch was made to concentrating resources pro-ac- tion 21 entity, HCW has taken its community tively around previously identified hotspots, responsibility to a new level. They go beyond the call of duty during crisis situations and based on current police intelligence. “This approach, together with the other after hours when the City is unable to provide layers of security, armed response and neigh- immediate response, assisting in flood situabourhood watches, proved to be the correct tions and clearing downed trees blocking trafdecision as shown by HCW’s impressive list fic, the latter with the assistance of the local of detainments and a noticable reduction in neighbourhood watch. Even emergency crime. The statistics speak for themselves,” snake removal has become part of the service rendered to members. a spokesperson said. On their wish list is company sponsorship All this became apparent during the annual meeting of the HCW at the NH Lord Charles for a HCW community-based, emergency reHotel on Tuesday 4 December when it was al- sponse vehicle to be utilised by an emergency so demonstrated that, as a not for profit Sec- task team.

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Twee in hof ná hulle valslik ‘beroof’ is Twee mans van Kraaifontein het Vrydag (7 Desember) op aanklagte van onder meer regsverydeling in die Somerset-Wes-landdroshof verskyn. Luidens ’n polisieverklaring het die twee beskuldigdes, Stanley van As (38) en Gert Booysen (32) beweer dat hulle van R20 000, wat aan hul werkgewer behoort, beroof is. Die mans het beweer dat ’n onbekende voertuig hulle die vorige Woensdag omstreeks 16:30 van die pad gedwing het. Hulle het gesê dat hulle op die N2 gestop het, waarna twee gewapende mans op hulle afgekom het. Die bestuurder is toe glo uit die voertuig geruk waarna die gewapende mans met die geld op die vlug geslaan het. Hulle het daarna die voorval by die polisie aangemeld. Volgens konst. Suzan Jantjies, woordvoerder van die Somerset-Wes-polisie, is die hele voorval op nabygeleë kameras vasgelê. “Die polisie het die toneel besoek en die beeldmateriaal ondersoek. Daar is bevind dat die mans nooit beroof is nie. Hulle is in hegtenis geneem.” Jantjies wou egter om veiligheidsredes nie die presiese ligging van die kameras bekend maak nie. Van As en Booysen het later die geld se wegsteekplek aan die polisie uitgewys. ’n Bedrag van R20 000 is in ’n sak op ’n veld langs die N2 gevind. Hulle is van regsverydeling, meineed en diefstal aangekla. Hulle is uit op borgtog van R1 500 elk. Die saak is uitgestel vir nadere ondersoek.

Drie mans in hof ná rooftogte by besighede Drie mans het die afgelope Dinsdag in die Strand-landdroshof in verband met twee rooftogte by besighede verskyn. Luidens ’n polisieverklaring is die mans op Saterdag 1 Desember onder verdenking van ’n moontlike rooftog in hegtenis geneem. Volgens konst. Mbulelo Mafuna, woordvoerder van die Strand-polisie, het beamptes omstreeks 19:30 inligting opgevolg. Hulle het ’n verdagte voertuig in Hoofweg, voor Seven Eleven in Van der Stel, opgemerk. “Twee mans het in die voertuig gesit en twee vuurwapens is in hul besit gevind. Die beamptes het nog ’n derde man opgemerk wat van die toneel af weggehardloop het. Hulle het hom agterna gesit en hy het ook ’n vuurwapen gehad,” het hy gesê. Verdere ondersoek het bepaal dat die maroen Toyota Tazz waarin die mans gesit het, gesteel is. Hulle word ook verbind met ’n ander besigheid wat Donderdag 29 November in Hoofweg beroof is. Die beskuldigdes, Siphe Ndukumbini (33), Vusumzi Sitshongaye (26) en Dumisani Mxinwa (27), se volgende hofverskyning is op 10 Januarie 2013.


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6 Distrikspos Town celebrates 50th light festival, holiday season 13 Desember, 2012

The annual lights festival in Somerset West once again kicked off with a bang as hundreds of Helderberg residents and beyond flocked to the Main Road. On Thursday 6 December visitors to the festival were entertained by the Hottentots-Holland brass band, drum majorette displays, Father Christmas as well as live performances by Maddy, Nicodémus Olivier and more. Mayor Patricia De Lille who had the honour of switching on the lights said that the Helderberg Lights Festival is one of the events that gives meaning to their commitment to building an inclusive city. “For the past 50 years, it has attracted individuals from diverse backgrounds – from Somerset West, Helderberg and surrounding areas, to commemorate the start of the festive season. This milestone makes this year’s celebration even more special.” She added that for the past 10 years the City of Cape Town has supported this event to ensure that this celebration becomes the highlight on the events calendar of the community.

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City of Cape Town of­ ficials enjoying the live performances on stage. From left, Tony van Minnen (Somerset West CPF), Benedicta van Minnen (ward 15 councillor), Mayor Pa­ tricia De Lille, James Pringle (son of ward 84 councillor, Stuart Pringle) and John Heu­ vel (ward 109 council­ lor).


Ward councillors John Heuvel and Bene­ dicta van Minnen showing off their dance moves to the sounds of Maddy.


Drum majorettes marching down Somerset West Main Road. PHOTO: NICOLE MCCAIN

The Hottentots­Holland brass band entertain­ ing the crowds. PHOTO: NICOLE MCCAIN

Mom still heartbroken December 15 will mark the 10th year since the death of three youngsters from the Helderberg. Tamara (Tammy) van Dyk (18) of Strand, Willie Piek (21) and Edwin Geldenhuys both from Gordon’s Bay, died in a motor accident on the Sir Lowry’s Pass Road. The fourth occupant of the car, Mishka Sepp also from Gordon’s Bay died in hospital on 21 December. The girls who were best friends were both matriculants of Hottentots-Holland High School and were still awaiting their matric results. On the night of their death the four had allegedly been at the Firlands pub. The accident happened at about 04:00, Tammy van Dyk about a kilometer from the N2 intersection when the Toyota Corolla in which the youngsters were travelling collided head-on with a bakkie that was pulling a boat. The occupants of the bakkie, Coen van Deventer and a friend who were on their way

to Hermanus on a fishing trip, sustained minor injuries in the accident. Tammy’s mother Mary Woodward Marks says her daughter’s tragic death has left them heartbroken and with many unanswered questions. She would like to warn all teenagers to be vigilant. “I feel very serious about sending out a message to all matrics, parents and others about the dangers of alcohol consumption and driving a vehicle, or being a passenger. “The truth is that teenagers take risks. “This time of the year school leavers feel the need to jump, rather than walk cautiously into young adulthood, under the misguided belief that alcohol consumption and a steering wheel are the epitome of living freely without supervision,”says Woodward Marks. Woodward Marks adds that the cross erected next to the road where the accident occurred have been vandalised for the third time.


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Quality naval officers “To provide quality naval officers through dynamic training,” is the mission statement of the SA Naval College. On Friday 7 December the naval college in Gordon’s Bay hosted their annual passing out parade of 67 well-trained young officers, of which 61 midshipmen are of the South African Navy and six of the Namibian Navy. “This parade is the culmination of the tire-

less efforts by well-disciplined and dedicated staff to achieve the objective and accomplish the task entrusted to us by Chief of the Navy,” as stated in the pamphlet handed out on arrival. Guests who attended the prestigious graduation event were treated to musical displays by the SA Navy Band as well as a precision drill display by the 2012 MTO1 Midshipmen followed by an awards ceremony.

Officers stand at ease as the passing out parade commences.

Officers march past in column of platoons.




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Think of your pet before you leave The summer holidays, considered an annual highlight for most people, have finally arrived. Throughout the year, people find themselves planning and saving for that big end-of-year holiday away with the family. But what about our four-legged family members who have to stay behind? What will happen to them when families spend weeks away from home? Each year the happiness and fun that accompany the holidays, are overshadowed by the horror stories of pets in distress, who were left to fend for themselves. In most cases, it’s usually the animal welfare organisations that fight for the rights of animals and are forced to come to their rescue. So before you embark on your well-deserved break, please ensure that your pets are taken care of. See our Pet’s Page (page 20) for advice.

’n Paar wenke vir die Strand se stadsvaders Nadat ek vir die eerste drie jaar wat ek die Argus Fietstoer – vanaf 1991 – gery het en altyd moes spook om gerieflike en bekostigbare verblyf in die Kaap te kry, het ek twee weke tyddeel by die Strand Pavilion gekoop. Vir die volgende vyftien jaar was die Strand as te ware my tweede tuiste vir twee weke van die jaar. Ek en my vrou het so verlief op die Helderberg geraak dat ons in 2008, na ons aftrede, SomersetWes toe verhuis het. Ons spandeer baie mooiweersdae op die Strand en net die volgende kommentaar. Iewers het die stadsvaders die plot verloor met die Strand se Kusweg. Die kwessie van die pier is al tot vervelens toe bespreek en die besluit is maklik. Herbou die pier of breek hom af. Tans is dit ’n oogseer en baie gevaarlike struktuur. Die saak wat ek eintlik wil opper is die onooglike informele tentstalletjies waar allerhande goedere gesmous word, die een net ’n duplikasie van die volgende een. Kan die stadsvaders nie maar by Hermanus gaan kers opsteek om te sien hoe aantreklike strukture vir ’n vlooimark en kunssmouse opgerig kan word nie? Daardie hele parkeerarea kan in ’n kosmopolitaanse area met straatkafeetjies ontwikkel word. Finansiële implikasies sal daar seersekerlik wees, maar waar daar ’n wil is, is daar ’n weg. Die ontwikkelings by Big Bay by Bloubergstrand is ook ’n sprekende voorbeeld van deeglike beplanning om toerisme te bevorder, ook Kampsbaai. Die Strand beskik oor kilometers wit strande, maar kan nie eers daarin slag om Blouvlagstatus te verkry nie.



Where was the support for our local Carols by Candlelight? People of Gordon’s Bay, you do not know what you missed on the night of Wednesday 28 November. In spite of the howling South Easter, the annual Carols by Candlelight was held at the Naval Base, preceded by the Sunset parade. I have been to the Carols for eight years and each time have been impressed by the amount of people attending, and also by the organisation of the event by the Lions club and the staff of the base. However, I was so disappointed to note that the numbers had dropped considerably this year. The tradition was discontinued for the last two years, but reintro-

duced again this year. It was advertised on posters around the village and also in your monthly magazine. Because of the inclement weather the event was relocated to the main hall, so the candles were able to keep burning. The enthusiasm of the cadets was amazing as they sang their hearts out, not only when it was their turn to sing to us as a choir, but also during the singing of the Carols themselves. The Navy Band travels all the way from Simon’s Town to accompany the carol singing and this year, as always, they were so professional. At the end of the concert, Father

Christmas arrived to give all the little ones a gift. He always seems to know when to come. A lot of time and trouble was taken to ensure that the evening was special for all who attended So please, to all the residents of our little village, make an effort to support our very own piece of the Navy next year. I know of a number of residents who attend the Carol concert at Vergelegen regardless of the weather, so perhaps they will consider joining us at our celebration next year? Let us make a new motto for “The Bay in the Mountains,” Local is Lekker!


A WINDY AFFAIR: Surfers and kite surf­ ers alike have taken advantage of the southeasterly winds experienced in the Helderberg these last few days to flock to Strand beach to prac­ tise their sport. The South African Weath­ er Bureau forecasts that the southeaster will blow until Tues­ day next week.


Wat van ’n pluimpie vir die konstruksiewerk in Disaweg? Het julle al vandag in Disaweg gery? Ek hoop van harte dat al die mense wat DistriksPos geskakel het om te kla; die mense wat die kontrakteur en sy werkers gevloek het; mense wat die een-rigting bloot ignoreer het en so die werkers sowel

as die ander lede van die publiek se lewens in gevaar gestel het; gaan ook nou die moeite doen om dankie te sê vir al die harde werk van die kontrakteur en sy mense. Glo my dit was nie ’n maklike projek nie, maar die kontrakteur het dit gedoen so vinnig as moont-

lik, met (al het die mense nie so gedink nie) die minste ongerief vir die huiseienaars en sonder enige ernstige ongelukke. Ek voel net die konstruksiemaatskappy moet ’n pluimpie kry vir die werk wat hulle in Disaweg gedoen het.


Sincerest condolences from Ward 84 to family of wind victim The tragic death of a nine-year-old at The Silver Oaks Lodge in Somerset West, after being struck by a falling tree, came as a shock to us all. On 30 November a tree fell over due to strong winds experienced in Cape Town during the course of last week. The tree, with its roots

on private property, fell outside of The City of Cape Town’s auspices. Even though The City of Cape Town have various measures in place, including pruning programmes for trees on public property, this sometimes is not sufficient to prevent injury and dam-

age against the forces of Mother Nature. I want to extend my sincerest condolences and offer my fullhearted support to the family members of the child involved.


‘Sien julle vars en fleurig in die Nuwe Jaar’ Hier is my Kersfeeswense vir Desember 2012. Mag die wêreld nie regtig eindig nie. Mag die Proteas van krag tot krag gaan en mag ons losskakel Goosen herstel van sy besering sodat ons rugbybokke kan ophou tackle op hul eie doellyn en ’n slag gebiedsvoordeel kry. Mag julle betyds ’n mooi Kersboom gekoop kry. Mag julle nie vergeet om batterye by julle kindertjie-speelgoed te koop nie en mag dit nie te ingewikkeld wees

) After suffering for longer than a year I am glad to announce that the Disa Road drag strip is once again open. Come check the new tar! Trevor Haw­ ley, Gordon’s Bay. ) The public toilets on Strand beach are spotlessly clean. Thank you. BUT, out of the four toilets only one locks on the ladies side. Please can this be attended to? ) Why do some dog owners still let their dogs run around without a leash? Our miniature Pekingese – on his leash – was bitten by a huge brown and white Spaniel – without a leash – at Suikerbossie look-out on Clarence Drive! Really mister red Citi Golf Chico with a CA registration number. You are not fit to even own a dog! ) What happened to the laws for dogs? When reporting the incident to the police, they ask you what must they do about it? We don’t have children, this is our only child! ) Wil graag net baie dankie sê vir oom Jimmy by Jimmy’s Service Centre in Fabriekstraat, Strand vir puik diens op my kar. Sal hom aanbeveel vir al my vriende. Erna Gerber. ) Red light jumping at the N2 and Victoria Road intersection. What is the traffic department doing about this crime? ) Dankie, dankie vir gisteraand se vermaak dit was uit die boonste rakke met al die kunstenaars wat opgetree het. Dankie organiseerders! ) Thanks to Raffy from Mr Delivery, Somerset West for the friendly and awesome service he has rendered to the Helderberg during 2012. Micky and Karen.

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Ek wil graag die Gordonsbaaispeurkantoor bedank vir hul vinnige optrede Dinsdagmiddag 4 Desember. ’n Man het toegang tot my huis verkry, my uit die grond gehardloop en op die vlug geslaan met my handsak. Die buurvrou het onmiddellik die polisie gebel. Binne ’n uur het hulle die man gevang en my handsak teruggekry. ’n Kamera en selfoon was weg, wat ao. Gert van der Merwe kort daarna ook gebring het. Ek kon nie glo dat my kontant, dokumente en juwele so vinnig gevind is nie. My grootste verwagtinge is oortref. Brief verkort – Red. Zelda Menmuir

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To love, life and friendship At the age of 34, Taryn Pratt lost her three-year battle with cancer on Monday 3 December leaving behind her husband Shane Pratt and two children Kealla (9) and Kai (5).

IN MEMORIAM: Alex Kelly is op 10 Desember in die ouderdom van 82 jaar dood. Hy is in Stilbaai gebo­ re en is later met Maria Kelly ge­ troud. Alex is vir meer as 60 jaar ’n inwoner van die Strand. Hy word beskryf as ’n stil en baie vriendelike mens. Hy was baie lief vir stap, iets wat hy nog gedoen het tot met sy dood. Hy laat ses kinders, 19 klein­ kinders en 17 agterkleinkinders ag­ ter. Alex se begrafnis vind plaas op Saterdag 15 Desember om 08:00 by 24 Agtstestraat, Strand en om 09:00 by die St John’s Anglikaanse Kerk, Vyfdestraat, Strand.

www. districtmail. com Friends and family leaving messages of love on surfboards that will hang in the Pratt’s store.

Surfers enter the sea to paddle out in honour of Taryn. but the wind blew it away. Now we have written your name on our hearts and there forever it will stay.” From Barnaby, Lynn, Tara-Lynn and Kayla Brinkworth. Taryn’s friend Penny Stemmet: “Taryn was an amazing person in her own right. No words can justify all the joy that she brought into so many

people’s lives. This is one extraordinary woman that we can all aspire to be like. We know you are at peace in heaven and watching over us. You will forever be in our hearts.” Surfers, family and friends gathered at Strand beach on Saturday 8 December for a paddle-out procession in honour of Taryn.


Raised in the Helderberg, Taryn attended Somerset Primary and Hottentots-Holland High School (head girl). Taryn and Shane opened the first Billabong Surf Shop outside of Jeffrey’s Bay in the Somerset Mall, whereafter they became owners of Natural Energy Surf Shop in Strand. Taryn’s friend Lynn Brinkworth said that Taryn helped many surfers in the community pursue their careers and also travel abroad representing South Africa. “She helped secure an awesome sponsor for the Boland junior team this year which covered all their costs up to Port Elizabeth. Although she was not part of the Boland committee she was still actively involved,” said Lynn. Shane: “She was an inspiration to us all and the water was her life. She always said, ‘winners never quit and quitters never win’”. On 24 November Sue Steenkamp, Gillian Laubser and many others hosted a party for Taryn to celebrate love, Taryn Pratt life and friendship. “Taryn had the time of her life that evening and even then she only had words of encouragement and said we must live life each day to the fullest. That was Taryn, never complained, not even when she was feeling ill,” said Lynn. A poem: “We wrote your name in the sand, but the waves washed it away. Then we wrote it in the sky,



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ILLANA FRANTZ Om die skoene van ’n leraar wat ’n gemeente vir 37 jaar gelei het te moet volstaan, sit nie sommer in enigeen se broek nie. Maar dié uitdaging skrik glad nie vir ds. Jetro Cloete, die Verenigende Gereformeerde Kerk, Strand se nuwe leraar af nie. Inteendeel, hy sien uit daarna. Ds. Cloete het die preekstoel in Oktober vanjaar betree nadat ds. Mark Arendse vroeër vanjaar afgetree het. Cloete is in 1979 in Windhoek, Namibië gebore. In 1997 het die onder-hoofseun aan Hoërskool Mariental matrikuleer. Op skool was hy ’n kranige atleet, veral in atletiek-items soos 10 000 m-langafstande. Hy meen dit het hom deursettingsvermoë geleer en dié eienskap het later in sy lewe baie handig te pas gekom. Ná skool het ds. Cloete Teologie aan die Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland Ds. Jetro Cloete studeer waarna hul in 2000 na die Universiteit van Stellenbosch verplaas is. Sy lys van kwalifikasies sluit in ’n BTh-graad in 2002, ’n MDiv in 2003, lisensiaat in Teologie in 2004 en ’n nagraadse onderwys diploma in 2005. Sy ander akademiese doelwitte sluit in om die honneursgraad in opvoedkundige sielkunde te voltooi en ook om ’n doktorsgraad agter sy naam te hê teen die ouder-

dom van 40. “Waar is dít?” vertel hy was sy eerste reaksie toe hy die roeping vir die bediening in Kommegas, Namakwaland ontvang het. In Januarie 2006 is hy hier bevestig. “Op die oog af sou enige mens neersien op Kommegas, maar daar het ek rykdom ontdek. Anders as die diamantvelde daar rondom, het ek gevind dat die mense self die skatte is,” sê hy. Hier het hy drie maande kort van sewe jaar die gemeente bedien. Op 20 Oktober vanjaar is ds. Cloete by die huidige gemeente verwelkom en hy beskryf dit as ’n “hartlike ontvangs”. “Ek voel ons het sommer van dag een af geclick. Ds. Arendse het ’n goeie fondasie gelê en ek kan net daarop opbou.” Een van sy doelwitte vir nie net die gemeente nie, maar ook vir die gemeenskap is om siele te wen. Ds. Cloete meen die bogenoemde is die fokuspunt, waarna al die ander fasette in plek sal val. Van die fasette waarop hy wil fokus sluit in: gesinsontwikkeling, verligting van armoede, misdaad-bekamping, geweld en middelafhanklikheid. “Die uitdaging is om brûe te bou en netwerke te vorm om ’n verskil op ’n gemeenskaplike vlak in mense se lewe te maak. “Dis ’n doelwit wat nie te groot of te klein is nie. Dit is net genoeg om my ’n leeftyd besig te hou.”

Children receive storybook Bibles On Friday 7 December, 226 children of The Ark City of Refuge Christian School in Faure each received their own storybook Bible as part of the one million Bibles for one million children-project of Christian Literature Fund (CLF). The Ark is an educational ministry, focusing on the holistic development of the child in a Christian environment. The school seeks to educate the children of addicts, the destitute and homeless undergoing rehabilitation at the school. Children between the age of 7 and 15 each received a storybook Bible and a lollipop from the staff of CLF. CLF and Lux Verbi published the Children of God storybook Bible in July 2010 and with that kicked off the one million Bibles for one million children-project. The Bibles given to the children of the Ark, was made possible by a golf day fund raiser held in September. Anyone wanting to give a child their own storybook Bible this Christmas, contact CLF at 021 873 6964 or visit

Beatie Rickers of CLF hands over a story­ book bible to a little girl of The Ark City of Refuge Christian School.

SANTA’S DELIVERY: Surprise your children by having Santa de­ liver their gifts on Christmas Eve. The Santa team will be operating in Somerset West, Strand Gor­ don’s Bay and Sir Lowry’s Pass between 18:00 and 21:00 on the evening. Deliveries will be made at a cost of R50 per child. All proceeds will be used for the 2nd Somerset West Cubs and Scouts group. Gifts should be clearly marked and dropped off at the Scouts Hall on 21 December. Please book early to ensure your delivery. For bookings phone Medico Herbs on 021 851 7000 or email to book. Last year’s friendly and hardworking Santas with (at the back) Monique Seele and in front Dean Jacobs and Markus Seele.

HERMANUS ROAD TRIP: The Strand Lions Club recently treated a group of senior citizens when they took them on a road trip to Hermanus. After some whale watching, the group went to lunch at the Ocean Basket. The rest of the day was spent at leisure and sight­ seeing. On the way back they stopped in Kleinmond for ice cream.

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We would like to invite our regular diary advertisers to send us pictures of their events for inclusion in our Social or Diary section. FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER SOMERSET WEST: ) Carols by candlelight at the Vergelegen Estate from 19:30. Pack a picnic basket and bring along blankets or chairs, your family and friends, warm clothing, a torch and your best voice. Gates at open at 17:00. Tickets: R40 adults, R15 children. 0 Patricia: 082 731 5736. SUNDAY 16 DECEMBER SOMERSET WEST: ) In an attempt to raise funds, the Animal Rescue Organisation will be selling Christmas cards, t-shirts and other great goodies at the Olde Oaks Farm Stall. Also on offer: Christmas gifts, cards, trimmings and cakes. The farm animals, food stalls and fully licensed pub will make this a great family day out. 0 Mandy: 082 374 6648. ) Die Helderberg NG Gemeente in Firmountweg, Briza se eredienste: ’n meditatiewe diens om 07:30, 08:30 en 09:30; klassieke diens om 08:00; informele diens om 09:30; en ’n aanddiens om 19:00. 0 Jan Branders: 021 851 5582. STRAND: ) The Strand Lions Club’s Santa Clause Fun Run/ Walk. Bring along your Santa suit or hat and donate R20 for the 4 km circuit. The race starts at 08:00 at the Deep Blue Café; Santas run to the Strand jetty and back. Registration at Deep Blue Café from 07:00 on the day. All ages welcome and donations will go towards the Lions Community Projects. ) ’n Geloftefees by die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk om 09:00. Verversings word na die erediens aangebied. Vir meer inligting, bel vir Jappie Botha by 083 231 5621 of Willem Reyneke by 083 375 7701. STELLENBOSCH: ) The Blaauwklippen Christmas Antique Fair on

Beaded Christmas trees on offer at the Olde Oaks Farm Stall this Sunday. the estate in the function room (next to the restaurant) from 10:00 – 15:30. A variety of antique and costume jewellery, china, glass, silver, art, linen, collectables and small furnishings will be on offer. Entrance is free, refreshments available. 0 Barbara Collins: 083 444 0133. SIR LOWRY’S PASS: ) Mount Rozier Country Market, on Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, holds a special Christmas market. Come and enjoy the live music and Christmas atmosphere from 18:00 – 22:00. For more information, contact 082 475 6959. MONDAY 17 DECEMBER SOMERSET WEST: ) Little Angels Care Home hosts an Outdoor Cook Challenge at the Olde Oaks Farm Stall, 09:00 – 14:00. Teams of 2 – 4 people are invited to come and showcase their outdoor cooking skills, whether on the braai, in a potjie, kettle braai or skottel. For more information, phone Thea du Toit on 082 444 4115 or 021 851 0905; or Mandy on 082 374 6648.


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The children of Chris Nissan Park were once again treated to a fun-filled day at their annual Christmas party hosted by Church Street Methodist Church in Somerset West. The initiative first came about in 1999 when one of the church’s organisations, 1st Somerset West Girls’ Brigade, decided to host the Christmas party as one of their outreach missions. Since 2008, the church got involved and now share the respon-

Dino and Marcelino enjoying a fun game of cricket with their friends.

sibility which has become a highlighted event on their social calendar. This past Saturday (8 December) was no different than previous years with fun and laughter all the way. The approximate amount of 130 children from ages 4 – 10 were treated to games, sports, arts and crafts, face painting, jumping castles, hamburgers, ice creams and party packets. The day ended on a high note but not before Father Christmas arrived to hand out gifts to all the children. “This is always the highlight each year to see the joy on the faces of the little ones. We are always reminded that although the wall of our church has collapsed, our service continues,” said one of the organisers, Marina Sylvester. The church would like to thank the principal and school governing body of Somerset Primary School who without hesitation agreed to open their facilities for this years function. As well as all the volunteers who put in the time and effort to make the party a memorable one.

Visitors enjoying the Bright Street Carnival.

Carnival festivities in Bright Street The third annual Bright Street Carnival that took place on Saturday 8 December was once again a great success. Visitors to the carnival were treated to entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy. The children had fun decorating their own cupcakes, making jewellery, having their faces painted, riding the mechanical rodeo bull as well as watching the clowns and magicians perform crazy stunts. Visitors were spoiled for choice with the 40 stalls in the market place and many different food stands. The wine route was also quite a hit as various wine estates showcased their finest. The evening’s fun, enjoyable atmosphere was kept at a high with the many live artists and bands who performed all along Bright Street through the night. The purpose of the Bright Street Carnival is to highlight the Somerset West area, to create a family

Father Christmas handing out gifts to all the children who attended the party.

Some of the children making Christ­ mas cards at the arts and crafts station.

Little ones practising their hula skills.

Six­year­old Tia Leaner having fun with the carnival characters. and community orientated event and to raise funds for charity. This year’s proceeds were donated to the Imibala Trust’s Sponsor-achild programme.




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Evening markets to open soon The popular Southey’s Vines December evening markets will be open from 17 – 22 December, from 16:00 – 22:00 each evening. Liesel du Plessis is the organiser of the market, which will include crafters, foodstalls, music and artists. Visitors can expect all kinds of interesting crafts, from recycled glass, barrel wood craft, costume jewellery, clothing, home baked foods to chips and candyfloss, which are all pro-

duced by local manufacturers. Interested stall owners can phone Liesel on 076 053 6023 or send an email to Southey’s Vines Centre Association, the lessees of the property, consists of four service organisations, namely both Somerset West and Helderberg Rotary Clubs, Somerset West Round Table and the Somerset West Lions Organisation.

Opening of art exhibition The Western Cape Watercolour Group will be holding the opening of their Annual Merit and Little Gems Exhibition at the Circle Centre in Somerset West on Monday 10 December at 17:00. Three judges, Jaques Vrey, Fawa Konradie and Avril Gardner, selected the artists’ work for the exhibition and awarded the following prizes: In the Annual Merit category – first prize “Cream of the Crop”: Diane White; second prize: Mary Serrurier; third prize: Cherry Nichols and most creative: Marion Langton. In the Little Gems category – first prize: Jeanette Hablutzel; second prize: Marion Langton and third

prize: Diane White. White, who is chairperson of the group said, “The combination of these two exhibitions gives our group an opportunity to present the best of their work in watercolours which will be on display at very affordable prices. “Our judges have selected some wonderful paintings which would enhance the decor of any home and would make an ideal gift for someone special this festive season,” says White. Everyone is welcome to attend. The exhibition will run until Tuesday 18 December during the Centre’s usual opening hours. For more information phone Diane on 021 851 2520.

Jeanette Hablutzel (left), who was awarded with first prize in the Little Gems category, with Diane White.

PUPILS EXCELLED: Pupils of the Mariette Steyn School of Ballet recently excelled in their ballet exams. All pupils obtained marks between 73% and 88%. The achievers are (from left), in front Stephanie McCreath, Han­ nah Steyl, Zane Habig, Kate Brewis, Talitha Potgieter, Sarah­Jane Holmes, Jade Venter, Es­ ta Engelbrecht, Jemma van Rensburg, Jenna Blaauw. Middle: Kerin Norman, Kaela De Vil­ liers, Tarien van Staden, Johanette van Sta­ den, Dhania Schultz, Amber van Dyk, Kristin Rossouw, Izabel Prinsloo, Alexandra Ross, Jean Pretorius, Christelle Broeksma. At the back are: Helena Baard, Amabelle Koortzen, Anike Kemp, Kari Davids, Klara Jordaan, Jenna Helders, Zandri Basson, Corne Smit, Erika van der Merwe, Kayla van Rensburg, Chrilise Prinsloo, Darryan Kallis. Ciara Heyns, Thalia Roets, Juliette Wilsnach, Bella­Louise Kotze, Eune Furstenberg, Anika Loots, Gabriella Ludick, Vera­Lynne. Smit, Ane Kuun and Ameri Van Dyk were absent.

KUNSUIT­ STALLING: Merissa Slin­ gerland se kunsskool het onlangs ’n kunsuitstalling gehou en twee openingsaande gehad. Op die eerste aand het die kinders hul kuns uitgestal en die volwassenes op die tweede aand. Die geleentheid was by die Rialto­kunssen­ trum in die Strand gehou. “Dit was ’n reuse sukses met pragtige kuns. Baie geluk aan al die kunstenaars van die Helderberg, Stel­ lenbosch en Grabouw wat deel geneem het om die uitstalling so kleurvol te laat lyk,” het Merissa gesê. Die kunssentrum skenk 10% van al die verkope aan ’n liefdadigheidsorganisasie wat op ’n later stadium bekend gemaak sal word.

RAISING FUNDS: The Candice Paulse or­ ganisation holds a fundraiser for disabled persons this Friday at 19:30 in the Sir Lowry’s Pass Community Hall. DJ Alvin from Radio Helderberg will be the host. Tickets: R50 (cheese and wine and cash bar available). The proceeds will go to­ ward a Christmas party for 30 disabled people. Pictured are: Jean Paulse, Candice, Paulse’s mother (second from left), Willdon de Bruin, Rhiana Prinsloo and Gabriel Booysen. For tickets phone Alvin on 082 640 0707 or Neil on 076 552 7735.

KUNS PRESTEERDERS: Leerlinge van Su­ zette Laten kunsskool het onlangs uitste­ kend presteer. Lizeri van der Berg het eer­ steprys in die kategorie graad 6 – 7 vir fo­ tografie by die Cape Town Eisteddfod gekry. Sy het ook ’n spesiale toekenning vir beeldhoukuns gekry en ook die Suzette Laten Arts Trofee vir 2012. Tristan Laten, ’n graad 2­student het ook onlangs puik pres­ teer. Tristan het tweede plek vir fotografie, voorskools – graad 3 by die Cape Town Ei­ steddfod verower. Hy het ook vier goue di­ plomas vir skilderkuns en tekenkuns en cum laude vir fotografie in sy ouderdoms­ groep by die Cape Homeschool Eisteddfod behaal. Ander prestasies sluit in eerste plek in die Breinlyn tuisonderwys­kunskompeti­ sie vir graad 1 – 3 en die Suzette Laten Foto’s trofee vir 2012. Van links is Lizeri, Tristan en Suzette Laten.


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Children and the Constitution


Constitutional Kids, a book that breaks down the Constitution in an easily understandable manner for children, was officially launched on Saturday 1 December.

Opskop for good course Opskop, a community carnival and music festival in aid of a good cause, was successfully held at Southey’s Vines in Somerset West recently. The event was made up of a bit of everything, from entertainment for the kids, a music festival by talented musicians to food stalls with a coffee lounge and a beer garden. The beneficiary of the festival was Trade-mark, a local job creation NGO that connects the best tradespeople in the townships with those who require their services. To find out more about Trademark and to get into contact with this organisation, visit

The Marimba Band performing.

Author of Constitutional Kids, Lee­Anne Flack, with some of the children who attended the launch.

Lee­Anne Flack (right) with book illustrator Zoe Bosman.

Children enjoyed the activities on offer such as canoeing (below) and rock climbing (above).

Kayla Beer and Jade van der Westhuizen on the quad bikes.


Carla Snyman, Dani Fourie, Grace Hutton and Babette Alberts.

This book is the brainchild of Somerset West resident Lee-Anne Flack (28), who is also a law student at Stellenbosch University. The idea to write this book came to Lee-Anne when she did volunteer work in Nyanga and at the Food for Life school and orphanage in Vrindavan, India. According to Marida Flack, LeeAnne’s mother, the launch was a great success and it was attended by hordes of children. “All went really well with the launch. It’s a day that the kids will remember for a long time. It was filled loads fun.” She added that many of the children who attended came from children’s homes and are also known to Lee-Anne from her days volunteering in Nyanga. The children who attended were spoiled with rock climbing, canoeing, quad-biking, swimming, jumping castles, water slides, pony rides, face painting and loads more. The book is available at Vergelegen Spar in Rome Glen or phone Marida on 071 106 2247 or e-mail

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It’s been a decade since Southern Gypsey Queen (SGQ) hit the road with nothing more than a demo CD and barely enough fuel to get from town to town. The band remember those days fondly, despite the fact that they were quite challenging. But Paul Wilson (drums), Tammy Wilson (bass and vocal) and Gareth Wilson (guitars) succeeded in igniting a new spark in rock. All their albums – Sweet Voodoo, Rise Up, Be the Lion, Delusions of Grandeur – have all been major successes. In the last two years, SGQ have also been touring with Albert Frost

and performing a collaborative show affectionately known as “Queens of the Frost Age”. Due to the success of these tours, SGQ and Albert recorded an album together under a new name. For their anniversary tour, the band recorded Stand up Again, a new track available as a free download at This is the band’s way of saying thanks to the fans for all the support. As part of their tour, they will perform at Bertie’s Moorings in Gordon’s Bay on Friday 14 December. The show starts at 21:00 and entrance is free.

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Local bands are ready to entertain you all over the Helderberg this weekend. ) Friday 14 December: - The band 3D will be playing at Sparrows Pub & Grill in Gordon’s Bay at 20:00. Give Derek a call on 0 083 475 2170 if you’d like to find out more. - It’s the Rock & Blues Fusion Jam featuring the Graham Gillot Rock Band and Craig Vee and Friends at Augustin’s C’est La Vie in Somerset West. The show starts at 20:00. Phone

0 021 8518504 for more information. ) Saturday 15 December: - Liquid State Live performs from 20:00 at Sparrows Pub & Grill in Gordon’s Bay. Phone Rohan on 0 082 889 8572. ) Sunday 16 December: - 3D will also be performing at Indigo Backpacker’s Lodge in Gordon’s Bay from 14:00. - Gerald Clark will be playing the Blues at Bertie’s Moorings at Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay at 18:00.

Award­winning South African singer­song­ writer, Kurt Darren is expected to draw a capacity crowd when he performs at The Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa’s first­ever Caledon Oesfees this weekend. Other enter­ tainers booked to perform at the event in­ clude Adam, Cheree, Monique and Wyn­ and. The two­day Oesfees, takes place on 14 and 15 December. Besides the live en­ tertainment, visitors can expect an array of stalls selling arts, crafts and treat and plen­ ty activities for children. Entrance is R100 for adults, R50 for children between 13 and 17 and no cover charge for children under 13.


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DEBUTANTEBAL Fatima Arnold cele­ brated her 55th birthday on 4 De­ cember and her daughter Kulthum celebrated her 21st birthday on 15 De­ cember.

Mark, the youngest son of George and Lenie Williams, and Simone, granddaughter of Jan van Wyk and daugh­ ter of Anneline Williams, ex­ changed their wedding vows on 28 October at Skilpadvlei Wine Farm in Stellenbosch.

Rene Samuels en Patrick Boer van Macassar het on­ langs in die huwelik ge­ tree. FOTO: BERNADETTE ROSSI


Somerset West residents Jan & Sue Venter are delighted to have their daughter, Su­ zanne, her husband, Steve, and the cou­ ple’s two children, Cara (5) and Matt (3), come live back in Somerset West. Accord­ ing to Sue, they have been living in Lon­ don for the past twelve years. “We are so thrilled that they are returning to live here permanently. They arrived back here on 7 December to raise their children in the sunshine. What an incredible Christmas present for my husband and I,” said Sue.

Lesley­Ann Fuller (third from left) celebrated her 21st birthday with friends and family in Macassar. Pictured with her is Quinton, Mary­Ann and Tyronne Fuller.

Ons Speelnessie Kleuterskool in Sir Lowry’s Pass het onlangs ’n debutantebal gehou. Die wenners was (van links) Jordan Fortuin (derde prinses), Suzette Ambrose (tweede prinses), Melio Presence (prins), Zoë Harris (koningin) en Jade Koopman (eerste prin­ ses). FOTO: HENRY THOMAS

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Mario Galant het onlangs sy 21ste verjaar­ dag by sy ouerhuis in Stellenbosch gevier. By hom is sy ouers, Gamat en Margaret Stigland, en metgesel, Emmerentia Hen­ dricks.

Mon: Buy any 2 medium pizzas and 2 pastas ONLY R175 Tues: Sushi special Buy 1 get 1 Free Wed: Buy any Main Course and get another (less expensive) 1/2 price Thu: 2 Kids u/12 per family eat free Sun Night: Buy 1 burger get 1 free

Come and try our MEXICAN dishes

Tauren Gareth Paulse, son of Clive and Brenda Paulse, and Lucille Jasmine Dyk, daughter of David and Joy­ lene Dyk, exchanged their wedding vows in the Sir Lowry’s Pass Methodist Church on Saturday 1 De­ cember.





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4ROETELDIERE MISSING: Bacardi the big, grey cat is missing. He has a white chest, white “sock� paws and big green eyes. He went missing on Tuesday evening in Strand, close to the police station. He is very friendly and will come if you call. He is not familiar with the area. If you see this cat, please contact Lost and Found Pets Helderberg on 0 079 874 0744.


Keep your pets safe With the holidays upon us, it is important to ensure that your pets are safe and sound. There is nothing better than to take immediate action to decrease the chances of anything bad happening to your beloved pet. And here’s how: ) Micro-chip your dog. In this way the dog and its owner can be identified if a pet is lost and found by animal organisations, shelters or other authorities. ) Provide a collar with a tag. If your dog can tolerate wearing a collar, put a tag on it – including its name and a phone number. ) Repair escape routes around your home.

This means repairing any loose boards and holes in fencing to prevent an escape. ) Secure gates and doors. Fit your gates and doors with springs so that once it opens it would close automatically within a few seconds. This can limit the chances of the dog escaping. If a gate can be padlocked, then do so, as this can avoid strangers from entering and stealing your pet or letting it loose. ) Take a clear identification photo of your dog. Also take note of any distinctive markings or scars. Last but not least, should your pet go missing phone all animal welfare organisations immediately. Also notify Lost and Found Pets Helderberg by phoning 079 874 0744.

Lost pets waiting to be reunited with owners These animals are waiting in anticipation to be reunited with their owners. If you recognise one of these pets, please contact Lost and Found Pets Helderberg on 0 079 874 0744. Proof of ownership will be required before you can claim your animal.




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These two Jack Rus­ sellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; male and female â&#x20AC;&#x201C; were found in the Strand area.

This golden Husky was recently found in Strand.

This black Sausage cross female was re­ cently found in Strand.

This female Jack Rus­ sell cross, together with a six­week­old, tan puppy, was re­ cently found in Mari­ ners Way, Gordonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay.

This female Beagle was found in the Helderberg Nature Reserve.




These two German Shepherd females were recently found in Beach Road, Strand. This small, gentle, young and sterilized Ridgeback cross fe­ male was found about a month ago in Irene Road, Som­ erset West

This male German Shepherd found in Briza, Somerset West. He is gentle, very friendly and well behaved. HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CAT?: Ziggy, a black and white cat, has been missing since Fri­ day (7 December). She has recently undergone a ma­ jor operation and is wrapped in bandages. She al­ so has a collar around her neck. It is believed that Ziggy might have ducked into a storm water drain and because of the collar may not be able to get out. If anyone comes across Ziggy or knows anything about her wherea­ bouts, please phone Petra Hawes on 084 552 4461 or Dave on 082 823 5920/02 1 852 4461.

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Sosiaal Social

13 Desember, 2012

District Matrics

Clyde Gillion and Nazli du Toit at­ tended Gordon High School’s matric ball on 30 November.

Stuur alle sosiale foto’s na / Send all social photos to:

Jadine Walters and Riaan Beukes at Gordon High School’s matric ball on 30 November.

Johne Hansen van Sir Lowry’s Pass en Nadine Williams van Grabouw op pad na Gordon Hoërskool se matriekafskeid.

Roshay Fisher en Keenon Peterson was by Hoërskool Gordon se ma­ triekafskeid. FOTO: HENRY THOMAS

Tiffany Abrahams was accompanied by Bradley Abrahams to Gordon High School’s matric ball.

Brandon Simons het vir Jodi Paulse gekies om saam met hom na Gor­ don Hoërskool se matriekafskeid te gaan. FOTO: HENRY THOMAS

Robin Isaacs and partner Bradley Damon attended the matric ball of Gordon High School on 30 Novem­ ber.

Jady Dyk was Denzel Carelse se metgesel na die matriekafskeid van Hoërskool Gordon op 30 November. FOTO: HENRY THOMAS

Laurian Bell het Gordon Hoërskool se matriekafskeid op 30 Novem­ ber met haar metgesel, Justin Daniels, bygewoon.


Suraya Beyers, ’n matrikulant aan Hoërskool Gordon, het die skool se afskeid met haar metgesel Legard Beyers, bygewoon.


Fokus Feature


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Sake Business

13 Desember, 2012


Hard work, loyalty rewarded On Tuesday 27 November Friedman and Cohen in Strand gave recognition to some of their employees for their loyalty and continuous hard work.

The award for 10 years of service was presented to Maureen Lerm and Dorothy Sin­ den.

The following employees received awards for not being absent from work for the past year. Seen here (front row) is, Nellie Conradie and Sheina Kimmel; (second row) Reinette Du Plessis, Zaida Wanza, Maureen Lerm, Carmen Bates, Carmen October, Marlene Pike, Bianca Du Plessis, Roeghsaana Fredericks, Dorothy Sinden, Abeda Canter­ bury, Nicolane Steyn, Fuzlin Green and Simone Karelse; (third row), Daniel Soshweshwe, Vernon Scholtz, Theo Young, Rugshaan Rossouw, Melanie Card, Berenice Songre, Deborah Craven, Zelda Smith and Priscilla Lange; (fourth row), Lawrence Bam, Nico Lerm, Sharon Booth, Helen Abrahams and Caroline Johnson.

The award for 30 years of service was presented to Rugshaan Ros­ souw.

The award for 20 years of service was presented to Helen Abrahams.

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The award for five years of service was presented to Deborah Craven, Fuzlin Green, Sue­Ellen Sampson, Shirley Beyers, Melissa Paige and Devaline Scholtz.

Office: 021 851 2542

Sakekamer eer lede Links: Die sakeleier van die jaar vir medium/klein besig­ hede is aan Snob’s Coffee toegeken. Hier staan Coenrie Stapelberg van Snob’s Cof­ fee en Engela Pohl die voor­ malige Helderberg Sakeka­ mer­voorsitter. Regs: Die sakeleier van die jaar vir professionele instan­ sies is aan ASL (Aucamp Scholtz Lubbe) toegeken. Van links staan Chris de Klerk (voormalige Helder­ berg Sakekamer­voorsitter), Arnold Scholtz, Christa Swart en Boet Lubbe.

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Business Registration Office Caledon Street, S/W 9am-3pm Mon-Fri 021 852 4444 Come to us for: Pty Ltd Companies Non Profit Co's Trusts, CK1, CK2 CC Changes Trading As name Annual Returns Restoration Business Plans Deregistration Trademarks BEE, PAYE, Tax UIF, VAT, WCA Financial Statements Tax Returns




Geboortes Births BRENDA PAULSE This is your 6th birthday away from us but your life still shines in our hearts. Precious memories still remain through all the pain. Will always miss you. Clive, Anneline, Marcello, Tauren and grandchildren.

TOURAWAY AIRPORT SHUTTLE Toere & Funksies IAN DESSINGTON Tel: 083 260 4728 iandessington@yahoo.c om ST JUDE'S NOVENA May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St Jude patron of hopeless cases pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. Say it for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St Jude. Granny V.M

08 Sterfgevalle Death Notices

I would like to apologise to friends of my late, eldest brother, Ivan, who were not informed of the day, time and place of his cremation service. I was not involved with the arrangements and for personal reasons did not attend the service, which took place at a cousin's home in the Strand on Saturday, Nov 10. I regret that some of you did not get the chance to bid him farewell, but wish to thank you for having been a part of his life at some stage or another. What his last thoughts were before he took his own life on Oct 29, we shall never know, but let us grant him eternal rest after the turmoil that drove him to such drastic measures. Presently I am still too distraugt to receive or answer calls, but SMS's may be sent to 078 257 0691 and I'll reply in due course. Season's greetings to you all.


In Memoriam

BULMER - LEE 13/02/1976 20/12/2007 It's your 5th year away from us Lee. As life goes on without you, days turn into years. It sure holds pleasant memories & silent tears. You are forever in our hearts and memories. Mom, Andrew also Tracey & Jonathan in Germany.

DENTON ETSON 11/12/1983 ­ 4/3/1990 Our dear child you were 7 when we had to say goodbye, now you are a young man of 29 years. Happy birthday, still miss you very much. Love Mom, Dad, Kaylie, Jason & Minerva.




Onderrig/Education KINDY KLEUTERSKOOL PRESCHOOL Main Road, Strand ( 072 272 2548 AKKEDISSIE TOURS & SHUTTLE SERVICES Day Tours, Cape Town & surrounding areas. Customised packages ( 082 9243144 / 082 4404330

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE: FRENCH CLASSES. All levels. Mornings/evenings. Diploma offered. ( 021-851 8149 ENGLISH CLASSES; TEFL courses; Private lessons. The International English School. Call 0218 5 2 8 8 5 9 o r

STORAGE MEGA 24 Hour access 24 Hour security Closed circuit TV

LOW RATES!!!! 290 Secure Storage Units Also Mini Workshops with electricity STORE YOUR: Car, Caravan Boat, Documents Furniture

1711 L 32E8B

THE BIRTH OF A NEW AND EXCITING GORDONS BAY will take place from Saturday the 15th till Monday 17 Dec. @ THE VILLA VIA HOTEL A EXHIBITION bycrafters SO P H I ST I C AT E D, upmarket, handmade GEMS for sale just in time for Christmas. Fr o m 10am - 8am Saturday through to Monday. Contact Carol for info 076 032 9965

Osmond Road, Broadlands Industrial Email:

NIEUWENHUYS Maurice Divan 11.10.1983 - 13.12.2007 Dis nou 5 jaar sedert hy ons ontval het. Vermisting is nogsteeds daar. Vertroosting kry ons in sy nagedagtes. Sal altyd in ons gebede bly. Van ma Cecilia, Anthony, Eben, Werner, Benjanice, Janine en Eyhran, Baydan en Thayne.

09 Verlore/Vermis Lost/Missing

Missing Staffie Brown male 8 months Black heart on tail Call Wazo 082 459 1148 074 338 2047

Cell: 082 482 2246 Tel/Fax: 021 845 6070

PSYCHIC / SIENER Pieter 021 910 3499 CURTAINS, duvet covers and cushions etc. expertly made. ( Jean (021) 8500767 or 083-233-6139. NEED A LIFT? Safe and Reliable Lifts to: Shops, Airport, Work etc. S-WEST - STRAND AREA Call William 0845084414

Is your high school child under performing, unhappy? Individualised, creative solution at NLA. Contact 021 8545905 or 0847958193. SARENE'S DANCE STUDIO 185 Main Rd. Strand . Social . Wedding dances . Ballroom & Latin . Karate Sarene 082 453 6421


Funksies/Konferensies Functions/Conferences FUNCTION VENUE 185 Main Rd. Strand Brand new upmarket function venue available for rent - incl braai facilities. Ideal for weddings & company functions. Sarene 082-453-6421


Kindervermaak Children’s Entertainment JUMPING CASTLES en waterglybaan te huur. Tel: Charmaine by 8533999 of 083-513-9493.


Gordyne/Matte Curtains/Carpets


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ABANDON your search! CASH for modern clothes, shoes, children's clothing, fancy dress, linen, kitchenware, books. I collect! ( Carol 082 890 5749. ABOUT FURNITURE W A N T E D : Queen Ann and Victorian l o u n g e suites, Grand Father clocks a n d R o l l Top desks. Call 021 853 1341 o r 082-771-3650.


Bote en Toerusting Boats & Equipment

ANGLO AUCTIONEERS We buy and auction for cash Household Furniture, Antiques, Catering & any movable assets. Contact: Johan 021-851 2542 / 072 490 2312

2 - S E AT E R P E DA L BOATS for sale - R9 990. Contact Nico 084 837 5374.


Diere en Voëls Pets and Livestock

EMBUIA, S t i n k h o u t , Geelhout en Swarthout meubels gesoek, asook "Queen Anne" & "Victoriaanse" sitkamerstelle. Kontak Freddie by 8543998 of 082 9237 283.


~ Building Alterations ~ Renovations ~ Commercial & Residential ~ Project Management 082 550 6155 021-858 1015


Buitenshuisdienste Home Services Exterior 115

Vervoer en Berging Moving & Storage

FURNITURE, FRIDGES, ANTIQUES. Thinking of selling any item? I will be keen to make you a cash offer. Kindly phone Ronnie 082-823-9944.


Geld/lenings Money/Loans

9 WEKE OUD KATJIES soek huise. Reeds ontwurm. Gratis. Skakel 084 552 2121 TOWNSHIP ANIMAL RESCUE will be at the Country Craft Market, Somerset West on Sat. Dec. 15th from 11:15-1pm. Come and see our many beautiful pups, older dogs, cats and cute kittens on show for adoption. We are also in need of dog collars, any size. Desperate for dog and cat food as well. Tel. 021 855 1824. www.townshipanimalrescu


Rekenaar Verkope en dienste Computer Sales and Services


Scavenger of 2nd hand goods, be it building materials/ furniture/what have you.


We don’t select, we give you one price for job lots and take it all. Hassle-free 4 U Pls contact 021 850 0884

4711 L 36DFE

TROPICAL FISH and accessories available. Angel fish from R15 each. Contact Andrew 021-852 2442.

WE BUY BEDDING, LINEN, Curtains, baby/children clothing, Tv's, fridges & any household items. Ph. 084 989 6712


Bouwerk Building Construction

Gordyne/Matte/ Stoffering Curtains/Carpets Upholstery

0812 L 386C1

Reparasies/Allerlei Repairs/ Miscellaneous




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Algemene Dienste General Services

TV/DVD/Videodienste TV/DVD/Video Services

AERIALS & DSTV & accessories for your TV, video, DVD / alarm system. TopTV. Best prices at Microtronics since 1989 - 021-853 8433


All building plans professional CAD drawn. Cheapest rates, all areas. Contact Rory 0218510792 or 083 456 2823


Mure/Heinings Walls/Fencing

Swembaddienste Swimming Pool Services

APPLIANCE AT ALL Repairs at your home Fridges & Freezers, Stoves, Washing machines & Microwaves. Call 071-755-3390


Elektriese Herstelwerk Electrical Repairs 0412 L 37DB4

0612 38257

3111 L 34BCC

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Somerset West (021) 851 5153 Stellenbosch (021) 883 2226



& accessories at good prices! Quality Electronics, Twin Palms Cntr, C/o Altena Rd & Broadway, Strand - (

021-854 4581

â&#x20AC;˘ Free quotes â&#x20AC;˘ 24 Hour service â&#x20AC;˘ Affordable rates â&#x20AC;˘ 15% Pensioner discount â&#x20AC;˘ All areas â&#x20AC;˘ No call out fee Contact Clayton 076 728 6806 ALL FRIDGE AND DOMESTIC REPAIRS MOBILE WORKSHOP WENTZEL 083 897 2928 081 443 3396 FRIDGE / FREEZER/AIRCON Dead or Alive I buy / repair Regas @ R200 No call out fee/Promt service 076 552 0272 ELECTRICAL appliances, repairs to fridges, stoves, washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, etc. Established 30 years in the Helderberg. Qualified trade diploma. Paul Clark (021) 8565132.



EMERGENCY PLUMBERS AND ELECTRICIANS For all plumbing and electrical problems! BE YOUR PROBLEM BIG OR SMALL, MAKE IT MINE GIVE ME A CALL! 10% Pensioners discount on labour ( 082 823 2196 021-8564727 086-075-8595

DECKSTER'S CATERING. DĂŠcor / Hiring. Menu's from R110.00. Includes: crockery, cutlery, white tablecloths, white chair covers, organza backdrop, arch & red carpet. Contact Ielaahm or Rene. 021 371 4507 / 082 324 9486. www.decksterscatering. GARAGE DOORS & AUTOMATION 076 523 0306


TeĂŤlwerk/Vloere Tiling/Flooring

Garden Refuse Removal and Builders Rubble Large & small loads 1 Ton bakkie or 3 ton lorry. Tel. 082 7392 895 or 072 770 6873 JHS HANDYMAN: Repairs, plumbing, electrics, painting, etc. No job too big. Open during festive season. Tel. Jan 0825588990/021-8532434.


Let us worry about your moles!!!! Ph: 021-8532180 (w) or 083 769 2428 Professional Handyman NO job to small Just SMS or Call 0825781327 STODART TREES cc. Afsaag, snoei, oorplant, uithaal ens van bome. Gratis kwotasies. Christoffel: 082 924 8989 Kantoor: 021 850 0277 of 0 Al l e O P RU I M & 021 903 8842 VERWYDER van tuin- & VERWYDERING VAN bouafval Saag van bome EN HUISROMMEL, & tuinwerk Vervoer- TUINVULLIS SKOON-MAAK VAN GARAGE werk Braaihout te PLASE Marius 072 367 9992 koop!DIRK 082 8484 213


Loodgieters Plumbers

4811 37016


  * Blocked Drains * Burst Geysers 24 * Taps Hours * Burst Pipes * Bathroom Renovations

COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE Serving Strand, Somerset West, G/Bay, Stellenbosch

Fast ... Friendly ... Affordable Martin





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CARPORTS Patio Covers Pergola's Excellent work. Good affordable prizes. 15 Years experience. Contact No 073 583 5068 / 084 421 4076.


CARPORTS/AFDAKKE Patios/pergolas. Decks. Treated & SABS timber. Smart finish using 22 years exp. Great product @ great price! Tel: 083414-8103/021-8581873


Algemeen General Vacancies

IRRIGATION WIZARDS For all your irrigation installations, maintenance and repairs as well as grey water systems. Contact Peet 076 255 1658.

GRASSNYDIENSTE Skakel Jaco by 071 685 0887 Persoonlike Selfdedag Diens

Pick 'n Pay Gordons Bay We are seeking experienced: - Cashiers - Till Packers - Deli Assistants with Excellent Customer Service - Experienced Biltong / Sausage maker - Bakers required for weekends. Experience not compulsory, instore training provided. - Receiving Clerk with Code 8 driver's licence and Matric Certificate. Must be prepared to work shifts. Fax CV+ ID to: 086-5649167


Vakansie Akkommodasie Holiday Accomodation STRAND - 2 slaapkamer in gholflandgoed langs see met swembad, tennisbane. Vol gemeubileerd. Groot TV binnebraai op toe balkon. Daagliks R450. Minimum 5 dae. Maandeliks van 1 Januarie R4 500. Tel 084 620 1966.


Motoronderdele Parts & Accessories


Motors te Koop Vehicles for Sale MOTORS EN BAKKIES GESOEK Skakel 079 777 1729

P o s i t i o n i s CLIENT SUPPORT for an IT company (hospitality) based in Somerset West. Candidate must be fluent in English and have good working knowledge of MS Office products. Candidate will be working with developers in testing new software and designing training materials in a d d i t i o n t o g e n e ra l customer support. Matric DSTV INSTALLER with required. Salary of R6 000 minimum 2 years expe- pm. Please email your CV rience, valid drivers licence to with matric certificate. ALGEMENE ASSISSalary negotiable. Fax TENT GESOEK 1page CV to 086 684 8673. LAERSKOOL DE HOOP Sluitingsdatum: 19 Desember Diensaanvaarding: 7 Januarie 2013 Rig Aansoeke aan: Die Adjunkhoof Posbus 282 SomersetWes of adjunk@dehoop.wcape. CARER for 89 year old lady needed for night shifts only. 4pm - 8am (working shifts). References needed please. Phone 083 630 1687. GR.R BETREKKING 2013 Kontrakbasis. Afrikaans Volledig Gekwalifiseerd insluitend Caps Vlak4/5 Diensure 7h30 - 15h30 Stuur volledige CV aan Die Skoolhoof Rusthof Primer, Posbus 1598 Strand, 7139 voor 21 Desember. MARKETING CONSULTANT POSITIONS Global company expanding limited positions available. . 5 full time positions, basic plus com . Part time positions available for after hours between 6 and 8 pm . Must be self motivated and willing to work hard . Management positions will be come available . No selling over the phone . No age limit . No experience needed . Training provided . Daily and weekly cash incentives Train for 1 week in December for start in January. Huge earning potential. Call us on 021853 6417 or e-mail strand-marketing@ MATTIE'S CORNER PRE-SCHOOL VACANCY for qualified, experienced teacher - 2013 Kids 2- 3 & 3-4 yrs Phone 079 6131 649 / 021 8516935 OUTBOUND CALL CENTRE Does the following appeal to you? We are looking for people with a bubbly personality who want to excel in a dynamic people's environment. This golden opportunity is for go-getters, team players and flexible candidates. NB. No selling on the telephone Earn up to R10 000.00 a month Only 20 available positions To book interview contact Grant 021-838 2051. Forward CV's to recruitment@core-marketi Fax 086 566 0458

PRESCHOOL TEACHER required for preschool in Gordon's Bay. Needs to be energetic, sporty, hardworking and have your own transport. Please email CV to besharp.preschool@gmail. com PUPPY DAY CARE ASSISTANT Permanent Position Monday & Friday: 7am-12am Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 7am-10am R1 500 per month Please send 2 page CV to

ANDRE BRITZ has been working for me for a number of years. He is a wonderful painter, tiler & handyman. He is totally trustworthy. I cannot recommend him more highly. The Hon. P. Cavendish O'Neil 021-858 1201.

TROUBLE MALAWIAN looking for a job as a gardener or housekeeper or any job. 2 Yrs experience. Call me at 073 207 2581. Ref Bruce 079 040 4301.



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We are Zimbabwean ladies. Zeldah 0833042688 KENNISGEWING and Abigail 0787360314 HONEST/RELIABLE Zim looking for job as maid for Boedel wyle CHRISTIAAN lady 40yrs old looking for everyday. With good refs. DE WET VIVIER, ID no job part/time, full 2 2 1111 5 0 1 2 0 8 1 , v a n time/stay in. Call Juliet MEDSAC Helderberg, 0733088411 or ref 2331 Fijnbosslot, Strand. Everisto 0761668530.

I am a 27 yr old Zim lady looking for domestic work, everyday work or chars. Phone Primrose on 0739650610 or ref Mrs Ros Koch 0847168328. I am a hardworking man 31yrs old seeking for a job as a teambuilding, camp facilitator. For more info contact Joseph 078 441 5331, Ref available. I am a hardworking lady looking for a job as a domestic worker. Everyday or chars. Please phone Doreen at 0781810514 or ref phone Ethel at 0760855697.

I am a Malawian looking for job as a domestic w o r k e r f r o m Tu e s , Wednesday, Friday and Q U A L I F I E D Saturday. I am honest and hardworking. For more HAIRSTYLIST wanted for Funky new beauty info contact 0717280050 emporium in Beach Road or 0718424077. Strand. Contact Warren I AM A ZIMBABWEAN (0797707105) or Bianca looking for any type of (0726413766) work or chars. I am very hardworking, honest and VET & PET reliable. Please call me on FOODMARKETS 078 589 4549. Sales Assistants Waterstone Village I am looking for a job as Somerset West g a rd e n e r, p a i n te r, In-Service training. housekeeper or general Send CV to 086 762 7417 work. I am Amos a Ref: SOM Malawian. Call 0739685789. We require a qualified mechanic to join our I am looking for a job team. Our workshop is as a house keeper for part of a dynamic e v e r y d a y . I a m franchise. We need t r u s t w o r t h y a n d a someone who will work valuable asset. Phone well with our client Miriam at 0788387916 or base and be able to do ref. 0834528713. quotes as required, and think out of the box! I am looking for a job as Phone 0712540471 to housekeeper or as a nanny arrange for your CV to Five days per week. Very be mailed to us. hardworking and friendly. Call 0737805330/0732329006 400 I AM PHUMLA looking Betrekkings Gevra for a job as domestic Jobs Wanted worker, full time, Mon to Friday. I have experience I am looking for job as and reference. Call Phumla gardener, housekeeper or 083 711 5394 or Sandy 072 a n y k i n d o f w o r k . 453 9073. Hardworker with 2yrs exp. Call 0784508232 or ref Mr I'M A LADY 25, looking Joash 0718203820 for an everyday work. Please call Yvonne 073 697 2 MALAWIANS - Gibson 5893. I'm a lady 27, looking for 2 days garde- looking for an everyday job ning, Mon & Wed. Call 083 anyway. Call Linda 078 484 9994. Ref Ferguson 986 0249. 0726870404. Lucia looking for domestic work. Very I ' M A M A L AW I A N exp. Call 078 999 4593. looking for a job as a cleaner. Good in ironing. 2 ZIM ladies Rhoda & For Mon, Wed, Fri or full Precotious are looking for time. Reference available. char jobs, Tues, Fridays. Contact Juliet 073 757 Honest & hardworking 7952. 3 Yrs experience. with good refs. Rhoda 0780872574 or Precotious I ' M A M A L AW I A N 0785618094 young man aged 30 looking for general jobs, 23 Year old FINAL YEAR i.e. gardening, painting or EDUCATION STUDENT house work. 4Yrs exp. Call seeks au pair work. 1 Year me on 0782855131 or ref previous experience. Can 0828027152. work any time excluding 3 hours per week when I MALAWIAN looking for job as gardener & must attend class. Contact Marjanne at domestic worker. Hard worker and good cleaner. From Mon-Sat. For ref call 2 4 Y E A R O L D 0828003741 or call Zimbabwean lady looking Blessings on 0739661668 for a job. Call 0783630017 Mondays to Fridays. Good MY HUISHULP van 8 jaar, Michelle, soek Dinswith children. dae en Donderdae werk. A 27 YEAR OLD LADY Uitstekend ook met kinlooking for a everyday ders en ouer mense. Konwork. Please contact tak my by 082 335 9350. Miriam at 073 780 9741. SAMSON a Malawian A ZIM LADY looking for man aged 34 is looking for domestic work, full time or a job as a gardener, chars. Exp and good with domestic or any farm children. With refs. work. Contact number 073 Contact Melody on 078 369 347 4316. 9986. SHYLET a Zim lady is A N E X P C L E A N E R looking for char work for looking for work as a Mon, Wed and Satur. Good domestic for full time or at cleaning windows, chars. I am 27yrs old & ironing and house cleaning. h a r d w o r k i n g . P l e a s e Ref S. Vorster 082 339 contact Bathabile on 9956 or Shylet on 071 751 0711102876 2432.

Algemene Kennisgewings General Notices

NOTICE I, Sarel Christoffel, Etsebeth, hereby give notice that I will be applying to the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission for the restoration of the close corporation, Carilana with registration number 1993/006424/23. Any objections may be lodged to CIPC, P.O. Box 429, Pretoria 0001 within 21 days of this notice. NOTICE Please take notice that C ATA R I N A J A C O B A CONTARDO intends making application to the Registrar of Close Corporations, for the restoration of Illuminate Project Management CC, Reg nr. CK 2008/167184/23 Please take notice further that any objection to the application must be lodged with the Registrar of Close Corporations within thirty (30) days of the date of publication hereof. NOTICE Estate Late EDWARD DAVISON, Identity Number 220408 5082 184, A Retired Widower of 10A Angus Street, Somerset West, who died on 24 October 2012. Estate Number: 16193/2012 Creditors and Debtors are required to file their claims with and pay their debts to the undersigned within 30 days of publication of this notice, 14 December 2012. MORKEL & DE VILLIERS INC Agent for the Executor The Forum 13 Drama Street P.O. Box 43 SOMERSET WEST 7129 Tel: 021-850 9706 JCK/hjvr/(KD000010) NOTICE In the estate of the late JACOBUS STEPHANUS BURGER, Identity Number 450519 5105 089, unmarried, who died on 11 September 2012. Estate nr: 13476/2012 Creditors and debtors are hereby requested to lodge their claims and pay outstanding accounts within a period of 30 (THIRTY) days from date of publication hereof. HAVENGA & ASSOCIATES Executor: A Havenga/BUR1/0001 56 Caledon Street Somerset West 7130 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN DECEASED ESTATES McNAUGHT BM In the Estate Late BERYL M A RY M c N A U G H T, Identity Number 180928 0018 188, of Bridgewater Manor, Andries Pretorius St, Somerset West and who died on 25 August 2012. Estate Nr: 13633/12 All persons having claims against the above mentioned Estate are required to lodge their claims with the undersigned witin 30 days after the date of publication hereof. Mrs Linda Banwell Executor 18 Alamein Road SOMERSET WEST 7129 Tel/Fax (021) 851 2121

Meestersnommer: 6301/2009 Die eerste en finale Likwidasie- en Distribusierekening in bogenoemde boedel sal vanaf VRYDAG, 14/12/12 vir 21 dae ter insae lĂŞ in die kantoor van die Meester van die Hooggeregshof, Kaapstad en in die kantore van die Landdros, Strand G E D A T E E R T E SOMERSET-WES op 6 Desember 2012. D VENTER Eksekuteur Hole In The Wall 111 Hoofweg SOMERSET-WES

NOTICE First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in Estate Late CYRIL PHILIP LIEBENBERG, Identity Number: 531021 5160 084, born 21 October 1953 who died Intestate at Strand on 2 June 2011 and who resided at 13 Beach Comber Crescent, G o r d o n ' s B a y, 7 1 4 0 , unmarried. Estate Number: 15915/2011 In terms of Section 35(4) and (5) of Act No 66 of 1965, notice is hereby given that copies of the First and Final Liquidation and Distribution account in the estate will be open for a period of 21 days from and incl. the 14th December 2012 at the offices of the Master of the High Court, Cape Town and the Magistrate's Office, Strand. Should no objection thereto be lodged with the Master's Office, Cape Town, within the specified period, the executor shall proceed to make payments in accordance with the account. Dated at SOMERSET WEST on this 4th day of December 2012. WP HOLDER BOISKIN & CO J Boiskin Executor 14 (b) Fairview Centre Caledon Street SOMERSET WEST 7130 Tel: 021 852 7511 Fax: 021 852 7540

NOTICE FIRST AND FINAL L I Q U I D AT I O N A N D D I S T R I B U T I O N A C C O U N T I N E S TAT E LATE VERA RIDGWELL, Date of Birth: 8 March 1947, Retired of 9 Catherines Close, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 7PB, United Kingdom and also of N75 Laguna Beach, 23 St Andrews Drive, Strand, 7140 and who died at Ealing, United Kingdom on 21 March 2012 and who at her death was married to TERENCE RIDGWELL, Date of Birth: 25 March 1955, which marriage was governed by the Laws of England. Estate Number: 13249/2012 NOTICE is hereby given that the First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the above Estate will lie for inspection at the Office of the Master of the High Court, Cape Town & of the Magistrate, STRAND for a period of 21 days as from 14 DECEMBER 2012. MORKEL & DE VILLIERS INC. Agent for Executor The Forum 13 Drama Street P O Box 43 SOMERSET WEST 7130 JCK/ms/kr000011



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13 Desember, 2012

NOTICE FIRST AND FINAL L I Q U I D AT I O N A N D D I S T R I B U T I O N A C C O U N T I N E S TAT E LATE WILLIAM MCKAY, Identity Number 380101 5087 180, Pensioner of 13 Audas Street, Somerset West and who at his death on the 15th of August 2012 was married, which marriage was governed by the laws of Scotland, to ISABELLA RANKINE MCKAY, Identity No. 410313 0064 189. Estate Number: 11906/2012

NOTICE is hereby given that the First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the above Estate will lie for inspection at the Office of the Master of the High Court, Cape Town & of the Magistrate, SOMERSET WEST for a period of 21 days as from 14 DECEMBER 2012. MORKEL & DE VILLIERS INC. Executor The Forum 13 Drama Street P O Box 43 SOMERSET WEST 7130 JCK/hjvr (KM000012)

NOTICE FIRST AND FINAL L I Q U I D AT I O N A N D D I S T R I B U T I O N A C C O U N T I N E S TAT E L AT E D A N W I L F R E D FOUCHE, Identity Number 530515 5090 085, Divorced Pensioner of 4 Beau Mont Village, Flufftail Close, Somerset West and who died at Somerset West on 8th June 2012. Estate Number: 8720/2012 NOTICE is hereby given that the First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the above Estate will lie for inspection at the Office of the Master of the High Court, Cape Town & of the Magistrate, SOMERSET WEST for a period of 21 days as from 14 DECEMBER 2012. MORKEL & DE VILLIERS INC. Co-Executors The Forum 13 Drama Street P O Box 43 SOMERSET WEST 7130 JCK/mm (KF 002)


GORDONSBAAI: 1 Slaapk woonstel, sit/eetk/komb/badk. Dadelik beskikbaar . Geen diere Corrie 084 351 1821 HELDERVUE Gardenflat to single young person. No pets. Avail. 1 Jan 2013. Phone 071 351 2773


STRAND: SOTERIA 2 Slpk grondvloer, 1 badk Kamers te Huur en graniet toppe. Veilige Rooms to Let kompleks. R2800pm Beskikbaar 10 Desember GROOT KAMER TE Skakel Werner HUUR in Strand-Noord. 0794448055 Eie ingang, badkamer, stort, wasbak, toilet, kom- MODERN 2 Bedroom buis hoekie, afstand be- Townhouse in Gated heer motorhuis. Geskik Complex (Eden). Off enkel werkende persoon. Altena Road - Strand (near Geen troeteldiere. R1 900 Strand Private Hospital). pm krag ingesluit. Tel 083 2 Parking spaces. 1 2877 040. Bathroom. Nice and well kept security complex. KOELKAMER TE HUUR R4 200 p/m. Anke 076 173 aan huis vanaf 2 Januarie 3311. 2013. Skakel 072 822 9952 OUMAWOONSTEL vir enkel persoon in Strand. STRAND - 3 Slpk, 3 bad, In gegoede woonbuurt, gedbl garage, internet, pvr en meubileerde slaap / sitk water ingesluit. Parking met DSTV konneksie, toev i r e k s t ra m o t o r. geruste kombuis, volledige R2 500.00/R2 000.00 p/m badkamer, balkon met per kamer. Kontak 074 186 mooi uitsigte. Privaat in8082 of 082 450 4428. gang, toegang tot swembad. Huur alles insluitend R1 950.00 pm. 162 maandeliks vooruitbetaalbaar. Dep. R2 000.00 met Besighede te Koop van huurBusinesses for Sale ondertekening kontrak. Beskikbaar vanaf 1 Januarie 2013. Skakel 112 BESIGHEDE eienaar 021 853 8366 / Antomar Makelaars 083-344-6289 Vir lys, navrae of webblad: SOMERSET WEST Tel. 021-8552603 R2 800pm 1 bedroom with parking. Available immediately. Centrally 1797 located. Call Andries Basson Properties 082 570 Kommersieel en 2605

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Gordon's Bay - Secure Beach Road office space 65m², suit Beauty Salon, Accountant, Doctor or Lawyer Practice etc. 2 Rooms, reception & kitchen. R2 500. Call 083 775 0921 / 083 658 2766

STRAND R 9000.00 - 3 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1.5 badkamers in gewilde blok in Kusweg. Moderne kombuis met oop-plan leefarea, balkon, kelderparkering, "gym" en "spa" in blok. Kontak: 079 136 9272 of 021-853 6527 of 079 521 6692.


Huise te Koop Houses for Sale

STRAND - 1 Slaapkamer woonstel te huur, Privaat, Sekuriteitskompleks te Wavecrest, Beach Road, Strand. Sentaal geleë, ten volle gemeubileerd. R4 500 p/maand. Beskikbaar vanaf 1 Januarie 2013. Skakel 083 700 0049.

OFFICES TO RENT IN HARBOUR ISLAND. Please contact Paula on 082 555 9318.

STRAND R 3930.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1.5 badkamers in sekuriteits kompleks. Swembad in kompleks. Geen troeteldiere. Kontak: 079 521 6692 of 021-853 6527 of 079 136 9272.

Edna Brink 083 629 7879 R3 500: 2 Slp, vol badk, sek, G/B, ASAP R5 000: 3 Slp, M/H, naby see, STRAND, 1 JAN R5 500: 3 Slp, 2 badk, M/H, sek, 1 JAN 2013

STRAND R 6000.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel in Kusweg. 1 Badkamer, Oopplan leefarea en kombuis. Geen diere. Kontak 021853 6527 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692.

GORDON'S BAY: A large PLOT WITH SMALL DWELLING prime access to beach under Faure Marine Drive, 2 minutes walk. Divine view. 10ft Wall around property. No 165 Agents. Price R950 000. STRAND R 4000.00 - Call Carol 076 032 9965 Erwe te Koop Bachelor woonstel met 1 Plots for Sale vol badkamer, kombuis en S O M E R S E T W E S T balkon in Kusweg. Kelder HERITAGE MEWS SOMERSET/W. Worlds parkering, "gym" en "spa" 2 bedroom townhouse, 2 View near Erinvale. in blok. Beskikbaar 1 Ja- bathroom in immaculate S t u n n i n g nuarie 2013. Kontak: 079 co n d i t i o n , Aircon & sea+mountain views. 123 6272 of 021-853 6527 burglar alarm included. P R I V A T E S A L E of 079 521 6692. R725 000. NO AGENTS. 1073m². R1.590 000 Contact Carol 0760329965. 076 145 1001 STRAND R 4800.00 - 2 Slaapkamer grondvloer SOUTHFORK, Strand - 3 woonstel met 1.5 badka- Bedrooms, bathroom, open 171 mers in sekuriteits kom- plan kitchen and lounge. Woonstelle te Huur pleks naby die see. Kelder R560 000.00. parkering, geen diere. Call Feroza on Cell: 082 Flats to Let Kontak: 079 521 6692 of 779 4804 or Tel (021) 845 021-853 6527 of 079 136 7169. 1 G E M E U B I L E E R D E 9272. bachelor woonstel vir jongmens. Loop afstand STRAND R 4850.00 - 3 van Waterstone Mall. Slaapkamer grondvloer R2 500 pm. Skakel Jan woonstel met 1.5 badka084 4005 137. mers, Oop-plan kombuis met leefarea en stoep. 1 BACHELOR FLAT Klein troeteldier welkom. to let to non-smoking Kontak: 079 136 9272 of male. 021-853 6527 of 079 521 Ph. 021 854 7317. 6692.

STRAND LOCHNERHOF AREA Ruim 4 slk, 3 bk woning op 940m² omheinde erf. 'n Moet sien! R1.3 miljoen Jaco 0747 165 463

2BEDROOM furnished W i n e l a n d s Co t t a g e between Stellenbosch & Somerset West. R3000 for 6 days or R300pp pd or longer term lease. Cell 084 7 4 2 7 3 6 2 o r a

STRAND SOUTHFORK R629 000. Cosy 3 bed, fitted kitchen with oven & hob, built-in cupboards, garage with large enclosed plot. Call Solly Parker 021 8530561 / 0727433506 PARKER REALTORS


Huise te Huur Houses to Let

Duplex townhouse in s e c u re Co m p l e x i n Stellenbosch. 3 b e d r o o m s , 2 b a t h r o o m s , l i v i n g /d i n i n g a r e a , separate compact kitchen. Near schools, mediclinic and shopping centre, regret no pets, students or smokers, rent R 9880 including l e v y, p r e p a i d electricity. Aircon and fireplace. Please contact 083 965 7318 office hours.

SOMERSET WEST (behind Monkey Town): Three bedroom cottage in tranquil farm surrounds. R4 500 pm excl power and levies. Regret no pets. Available 1st January. Call 084 524 9706.

SOMESET WEST: Secure 3 bed, spacious living, garage. Extra parking, stunning communal gardens. Available 1 January 2013. R6 500 pm. Tel: 083 737 6429 / 073 303 5016

SOMERSET WEST (behind Monkey Town): Two bedroom cottage in tranquil farm surrounds. R4 000 pm excl power and levies. Regret no pets. Available 1st February. Call 084 524 9706.


Geklassifiseerd Classifieds HUIS TE HUUR - Twee slaapkamer skakelhuis in St George str, SomersetWes. Oop leefvertrek en kombuis met volledige badkamer, onderdak parkering, tuin met besproeiing, alarmstelsel en gewapende reaksie. R6 000 per maand, 100% deposito betaalbaar. Skakel Nardus 083 667 8144 of Jannes 083 397 7739. LANDLORDS Professional management team for your property. We specialize in pre qualifying your tenants in ITC as well as affordability. Trust your property in our capable hands to place a tenant, manage and collect monthly rent. Please contact: Graham on 078 878 32 11 or Ferdi on 076 760 73 04

13 Desember, 2012

VEILIGHEID: Die Macassar­ polisie, het onlangs ’n praat­ jie oor veiligheid aan die be­ jaardes van die dorp gegee. Sosiale misdaad koördineer­ der, Anita Jooste, het wenke aan die Tabeta­seniorgroep gegee. Op die foto is polisie­ woordvoerder, konstabel Chrisy Young (heel links), en Anita Jooste (ver regs).

Senecio shows off great skills despite disabilities

PINE CREEK, SOMERSET-WES Drie SLK woning; oopplan; kombuiskaste add; 2 x stort en badkmr; dubbelmotorhuis; mun.dienste ing.; beskikbaar 1 Feb. 13 R 6325 pm. Sel 0832758923 of 0828985652. RUSTHOF - Semi, 2 beds, ref required. R2 700 pm + dep. Avail imm. Call 083 578 4121. SOMERSET WEST HOUSES TO LET. Top of the Notch home in The Links area. Large Open plan living areas. 3 Spacious beds, 2 Modern Baths, study, Double Garage. SEA VIEWS!! Available 1 Feb 2013 R13 500.00 (Garden service included). Contact: Lulu 074 123 1771 / 021 8500 192. DYNAMIC REALTORS. STRAND DIE BOS Fully furnished house 2bed 2bath, garage, gardens. Short or long term. R5000pm deposit R5000 Immediate occ. Phone John 0769674777. TO LET GORDONS BAY 2 Bedr. House on Beach front R6,000 p.m. KARIN: 0824445666



Woonplek te Deel Accommodation to Share SOMERSET LINKS: Bedroom , own bathroom Preferably young working non-smoking adult R2400pm. Avail 1 Feb 2013. ( 0824293493 SOMERSET LINKS: Slaapkamer , eie badkamer Verkieslik jong, werkende, nie-rokende manspersoon. R2400pm. Vanaf 1 Feb 2013. Skakel 0824293493

In support of International Disability Day, celebrated on 3 December this year, the Senecio SCI (spinal cord injury) group of Strand presented an awareness campaign at the Broadway Mall on 1 December. Members of the group showed able bodied people how disabled people can live a full life even if they are wheelchair-bound. Artist Eben Heuvel astounded curious onlookers when he demonstrated how he paints with his mouth. The Strand Blow-dart Club demonstrated “darts-with-a-difference” – blowing darts at the board instead of throwing. Disabled DJ Zavia Robertson and Steaward Kriel entertained shoppers with live entertainment. On the day able bodied volunteers were challenged to use a wheelchair to roll over a garden hosepipe, reverse through two parked cars, carry a glass of water in one hand while rolling the wheelchair for a distance of a few metres, and finally go down and up the fairly steep ramp in front of the shopping centre. They went home with renewed respect for the daily challenges of wheelchair users. The wheelchair users did an informal assessment of the accessibility of the mall and found that, apart from a few shops that were too over-stocked to allow wheelchair access, the mall was found to be adequately accessible. Senecio would like to thank the management of the Broadway Mall for being able to host the event there. They would also like to thank the public for their generous support. For more information on Senecio visit

Disabled artist Eben Heuvel paints by using his mouth.

ADOPT A PUP: PetPals has three beautiful seven­week­old pups in need of a family home. These three girls could grow into medium size dogs. They have been dewormed and vaccinated. If you are willing to open up your heart and home to them, please complete the PetPals adoption form (find it at If you’d like to find out more about this opportunity, please phone Yolan­ da on 021 854 6317 or 083 411 0738.

32 Distrikspos Blommeklub sluit jaar af 13 Desember, 2012

Die Helderberg-blommeklub, die oudste blommeklub in die Helderberg, het onlangs ’n baie suksesvolle jaar van blommekuns met ’n pret jaareindfunksie afgesluit. Die geleentheid het ’n sirkus-tema gehad en is by die Farmhouse Koffiewinkel in Somerset-Wes gehou. Volgens blommeklub voorsitter, Jannie du Toit, is Engela Kruger een van die klub se mees gevorderde lede. Sy is as erelid vereer. “Sy is ’n baie goeie mededinger in blommeskoue en het al verskeie eerste plek-titels

verower,” het hy gesê. Daar is ook van twee komiteelede afskeid geneem . Sannie Vermeulen en Esmé Pietersen het na ses jaar se diens afgetree. Spesiale erkenning is aan persone gegee wat uit hul pad gegaan het om die klub ’n sukses te maak. Vanjaar se lelie-toekennings het aan Elizabeth Beukes, Susan Mark en Marie Davids gegaan. Die karwag Wessel (Bakkies) Havenga, is ook bedank vir die motors wat hy in wind en weer tydens die klub se byeenkomste opgepas het. Vir meer inligting oor die klub, bel Du Toit by 072 473 2420 of vind hulle op Facebook.

Jannie du Toit (derde van links) met Elizabeth Beukes, Susan Mark en Marie Davids wat die lelie­toekennings vir hul bydrae ontvang het.

Geklassifiseerd Classifieds WIN THIS CAKE: This beautiful doggy cake is up for grabs. Hilda Walsh from Heldervue Pharmacy took the initiative to bake this cake and raffle it off in aid of Township Animal Rescue, which is in dire need of dog biscuits. To enter, buy a ticket (R10) at the pharmacy and guess what the cake weighs. For more informa­ tion or tickets, phone the pharma­ cy on 021 855 1260 or Jillian Cunningham on 021 855 1824.


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13 Desember, 2012

OOM JAPIE VEREER: Die 2012­jaarblad van die Hoërskool Hottentots­Holland (HHH) is aan Japie Ehlers opgedra. Oom Japie, soos hy bekend staan, het einde 1975 as adjunkhoof van die Hoërskool Hottentots­Holland afgetree. Hier ontvang hy die jaarblad van Geoff van der Voort, huidige skoolhoof van HHH.

Agter (van links) is die oudpersoneellede van die Hoërskool Hottentots­Holland (HHH) wat die jaarblad­oorhandigingseremonie aan Japie Ehlers bygewoon het: Sunette Fourie (hui­ dige skakelbeampte van HHH en vroeër rekeningkunde­, handelswiskunde­ en tikskrifon­ derwyser), Steve Roux (biologie­onderwyser en later skoolhoof), Leslie de Kock (huis­ houdkunde­onderwyser), Tienie Verster (wiskunde­onderwyser) en Flip le Roux (rekening­ kunde­onderwyser): (voor) Connie Ehlers (sekretaresse), Japie Ehlers (vise­hoof) en Eric Kielblock (aardrykskunde­onderwyser). Hierdie personeellede het almal gedurende die sewentigerjare saam met oom Japie skoolgehou.

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APPLEWOOD WINS: Applewood Preparatory School in Elgin won R30 000 in an envi­ ronmental competition run by OMO. Vanessa Dave, the eco­school co­ordinator, entered the school for the OMO dishwashing liquid competition. The company was very impressed dur­ ing their visit to the school, which made it through to the semi­finals. Applewood was com­ mended for a rhino exhibition called “Art With A Heart”, where every child’s art will be exhibited and sold to raise funds to help the rhinos; the Grade 3’s vegetable garden and worm farm; the Grade 4’s and 5’s five­week re­cycling Olympics and the design project completed by the Grade 7’s, whereby they recycled material to create an interesting piece of furniture. Applewood is using their prize to upgrade the IT equipment in the classrooms. Here (from left) are Peter Freemantle, Nicholas Stegmann, Melisse Visser and Vanessa Dave.

PUPIL FROM MACASSAR LEARNS TO FLY: Macassar resident Mustafah Darries, a pupil of the Cape Academy for Maths, Science and Technology in Constantia, enlisted with the South African Air Force’s Young Falcons pro­ gramme last year. The programme is aimed at developing youth interested in aviation. The pupils attend classes at the Ysterplaat Air base every second week, where they are taught the basics of flying an aircraft. Aviation person­ nel also provide career guidance talks. Mustafah, who will be in matric next year, is a member of the school’s Repre­ sentative Council of Learners. He started his school career at Firgrove Primary School and after completing Grades 8 and 9 at HHH, he enrolled at the Cape Academy for Maths.

CLEANING BEACHES: Grade 6 of Helderberg Pri­ mary initiated “Operation Beach Clean­up” at the end of November as part of the pupils’ community responsi­ bility and outreach cam­ paign. Here are (front, from left) Sarah­Jane Burg, Rampart Rampart, Damian de Freitas and Dillon Cil­ liers; (back) Alice Torppa, Leila Fortuin, Simtha Gwa­ la, Yong­Jae Cho and Luke Rein.

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DRAMA DEPARTMENT’S HEAD RE­ TIRES: Heather Scott, a well­known drama teacher, will retire at the end of this year. She has taught speech and drama for the past 40 years, the last 14 years as a senior drama teacher and head of department at Somerset College, and was a special guest at the school’s awards evening last month. Here Scott is seen (right) with Dr Tim Nut­ tall, senior school headmaster, and Kevin Terwin, the first recipient of the Heather Scott Cup for Drama, which is given to the matriculant who has made the most of his theatrical talents in drama throughout his schooling at Somerset College.

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HULLE GAAN LEI: Lochnerhof se hoofleiers van 2013 is by hul onlangse prysuitdeling aangekon­ dig. Hier (van links) is Nadine Prinsloo (onderhoofleier – akade­ mie), Matthew Cordy (hoofseun), Hannah­Lee Erasmus (hoofmeisie), Jenna Blake (onderhoofleier – kul­ tuur) en Juan Mostert (onderhoof­ leier – sport).

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LEADERS: The Interna­ tional School of the Hel­ derberg has recently an­ nounced their high school leaders for 2013. Here (from left) are Ray­ ven Venter, Gwyneth James, Grazietta Hof and Aphiwe Vinjwa.



Sport Sport

13 Desember, 2012


The southeaster livens up the bay for anglers This is the time of the year our local waters usually warm up but most boating and shore fishing is curtailed by the continuous southeast and south winds. During the weekend there were a number of small boats and kayaks that took the gap and fished inside the Poort and surrounding reefs for a few kob and geelbek. Rod men that fished off Blake’s and Harmony reefs caught a few kob and dassie. Spinner men from Blake’s beach – despite the wind – landed a few small elf and returned one or two undersized garrick (Leervis) after some hard work. These crack spinner men uses the quieter spells to get in some real practice casting. News from Simon’s Town side was that the

wind kept most professionals from going out. The only news was of one professional braving the southeaster to fish for snoek in Buffel’s bay. Only sixty fish were boated. The snoek is very scarce at the moment and it fetches R50 at the wharf. Local anglers and visitors may still experience quite a bit of southeaster the weekend. Rod anglers should concentrate on fishing at Milbay beach during the low and rising tides. Blake’s beach is ideal for two hours before high tide until two hours of drop tide. Spinning in the early morning and afternoon till dark is an excellent option. Blake’s during the evening and after dark is ideal for bait fishing for elf, kob and geelbek and the odd dassie or white stump are always about. Fresh chokka and pilchard often produce

one or two kob and geelbek if the bait is floated 10 cm from the bottom. Spinning with a multiplier reel and normal length rods, a number 10 or 22 spinner with 3/0 treble hooks, are usually successful. The use of tin spinners that are supplied and made by Steve Champion in many shapes and sizes are also excellent. These lures can be bought at Somerset Tackle at Gants Centre who also has a large range of tackle and bait available. Even rod men with an ear to the ground can experience and be surprised with the geelbek “diks” off the reefs. Locals or visi-

tors interested in a fish trip with Earl Fenwick – who is holidaying at Struisbaai where there is a run of geelbek, yellow tail and a few kob on the Agulhas bank – can contact Earl at 082 557 0639 for a fishing trip (weather permitting). It is tragic that our visitors once again have to see the dilapidated condition of our jetty. The debacle is now in its eleventh year! A positive though is the large anti-alcohol sign which seems to be having an effect. For all your reel repairs and services, phone Art on 021 854 3831. Send your fishing news and photos to

Downwind Junkie Jamii paddles in honour of a friend The Strand Downwind Junkies of the Strand Surf Lifesaving Club held the Daniel Conradie Memorial Surfski Race this past Saturday. Instead of the predicted southerly wind, which provides a world-class downwind paddle of 22 km from Rooi Els to Strand, the Junkies Captain Herbert Conradie opted to make use of the prevailing SE winds to set a unique course. With a Gordon’s Bay start heading towards Steenbrass Point a turning point, around the Koei & Kalf Rock, some 3 km along the cliff and then looped back to Gordon’s Bay with another turn around a rock off the Main Beach with an anticipated downwind leg to the Lifesaving Club that allowed flat water and technical wave-assisted paddling totalling 14,85 km. Navigation was tricky for the leading

Jamii Hamlin (left) received the Memo­ rial Trophy from Herbert Conradie. pack with Gary Cromie, pairings of PW Basson/Mynard Marais and Justin Swart/Marcel Basson in doubles that raced well beyond the turning mark. Having been forced off the lead pack Jamii Hamlin capitalised on their er-

ror to round the mussel covered rock first, pausing briefly with the pursuit bunch in an attempt to call back the AWOL paddlers, but once Daantjie Malan, Stefan du Toit and doubles Greg Schrenier/Johan van Rooyen rounded the rock the race was back on. The backline reefs off Greenways and the Poort provide a great opportunity for paddlers to gain advantage and Jamii unsighted of the others used his wave knowledge to cross the line victorious in 1:13:54 averaging 12 km/h. The prize giving was sponsored by Kyle Mahood of Southern Swells. Jamii said: “I never knew Daniel but if he was anything like Herbert he must be a true champion! I feel honoured to be holding this trophy in his memory and wish to dedicate my paddle today to Taryn Pratt who past away last weekend.

BIELIE UITGETREK: Strand­inwoner Jaco Viljoen, ’n 0.16 en 0.21 WP­hengelspanlid, het verlede Donderdag omstreeks 20:45 dié gevlekte haai by die Strand­jetty gevang. Die haai is gemerk en terug in die see gegooi. Jaco sal in Januarie 2013 die WP­span by die Nasiona­ le Kampioenskap in Kwazulu­Natal verteenwoordig. Mense wat sy reis kan borg kan sy pa, Johan Viljoen, by 084 869 1126 bel. FOTO: DONOVAN POOLE

BOLAND GYMNASTS SHINE: The SA Gymnastics Champi­ onships were held in Gauteng in September, and was repre­ sented by all the top gymnasts in each province. Rhythmic gymnasts from Schick Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in Gordon’s Bay, representing Boland, once again proved they are top in their league. Thirteen of the gymnasts returned home with a total of 27 medals. Level 4 gymnast, Sune du Plooy, was cho­ sen to represent the SA Federation Team, to compete at the Zone 6 Competition. Coach, Nikki Van der Westhuizen, was again awarded with a trophy for the best level 7 coach in SA, for the second year in a row (contact her on 079 5091 012). Here are (from back left) Sune du Plooy (level 4 u.11, 3rd overall, 2 bronze medals), Zara Fourie (level 4 u.11, 12th), Danielle de Villiers (level 6 u.13, 4th overall, 1 gold, 1 bronze), Nikki van der Westhuizen, Sharyn van der Walt ( level 7 u.13, 2nd overall, 1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze), Bianca Habets (level 5 u.11, 9th overall, 1 gold) and Jana Pienaar (level 5 u.11, 10th overall). Front: Jordyn Smit (level 5 u.11, 8th overall, 1 silver), Lauren Bennell (level 4 u.9, 6th overall, 1 silver), Mikaela Eyre ( level 7 u.11, 1st overall, 3 gold, 2 silver), Nadia Habets (level 4 u.9, 1st overall, 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze) and Melissa Bennell (level 4 u.11, 28th overall). In­ set left: Savannah Petersen (level 8 u.15, 12th overall); right: Caitlin Beukes (level 8 u.15, 4th overall, 1 gold, 1 bronze).


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13 Desember, 2012

S­West youngsters conquer strong wind With the South Easter ripping through the field at the WP Junior Foursomes played at Somerset West last Tuesday Duncan van der Vyver and Johan Oosthuizen, both from Somerset West, battled the strong wind to beat the field. With a wry smile, Van der Vyver said, “It was fun, I think”. With a front nine, 45, the pair managed to return with a 36, total gross 81. With 80 hard to break, Riaan Beukes and his partner Riyaaz Daniels took second spot on 84, with Sean Howell and Eric Park carding an 85 for third position. Tristan Galant and Craig Baba scored a gross 91 to win the B section, with Steenberg’s Ameer Tyer and George Spencer two strokes behind on 93.This is the final tournament on the WP junior calendar. The 2013 season starts in earnest with the King David Junior Open


on 2 January, followed by Somerset West on 3 January, Durbanville 4 January and the Bellville Junior 10 January.

RELAY TEAM: Athletes of Hottentots­Holland High School recently participated in a Swed­ ish athletics relay event at Paarl Girls High. During challenging and exciting events, the HHH team did their school proud when they won bronze medals. Above from left are HHH athletes Kyle Erasmus, Ryan Abrahams, Cody Cloete and Lerato None.

Duncan van der Vyver

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HHCC snatch most remarkable victory from jaws of defeat against Blue Bells Hottentots Holland Cricket Club played an away game against Blue Bells. HHCC continued day 2 in their 2nd innings on 80/4 and were bowled out for 199. This resulted in Blue Bells requiring 154 runs for victory. Best batsmen for HHCC were Edwin Daniels (76), Rida Rhoda (52) and Warren Martin (30). Blue Bells got off to a flying start and were 80/0 in just under 20 overs. The first wicket for HHCC came from the bowling of Emaad Opperman with the score on 81 off a brilliant catch on the boundary from 12th man, Abdullah Arnold. The captain, Riyaad Oliver, and Emaad Opperman bowled 27 overs claiming 10 wickets for just 58 runs and recorded probably one of the most remarkable victories for HHCC. Riyaad Oliver ending on a

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personal best bowling figures of 15-8-35 and was well supported by Emaad Opperman 12-2-29. HHCC won the match by 15 runs. HHCC 1st vs Atlantis at home on 9 December 2012 (1 day match): HHCC lost the toss and fielded first. Atlantis were in early trouble on 60/5 and managed to recover well ending on 219/8 in their allotted 50 overs. The best bowlers for HHCC were Edwin Daniels (10-3-48) and Emaad Opperman (10-2-25). HHCC were bowled out for 147 in the 46th over and lost the match by 72 runs. The best batsmen were Ruben Matthews (56), Yaasin Jakoet (26) and Rida Rhoda (20). HHCC Assassins vs Old Mutual away (8 December 2012). The Assassins batted first and were bowled out for 100. The best batsmen were Mohamed Brey (23) and Kha-

lid Crombie (20). Old Mutual past HHCC’s score in the 33rd over and won the match by 5 wickets. The best bowler were Yaasin Jakoet (7-4-17). HHCC Strikers vs Bellville at home (8 December 2012). The Strikers won the toss, batted first and scored 165 in their allotted 35 overs. The best batsmen were Aqib Achmat (52) and Abubakr Rhoda (33). HHCC bowled out Bellville for 155 runs and won the match by 10 runs. The best bowlers for the Strikers were Suroor v/d Lily (7-2-21) and Ebrahim Sha (7-2-31)fielded. HHCC fixtures for the weekend (15 December 2012): HHCC 1st vs Rylands away (1 day match), HHCC Assassins vs Durbanville at home and HHCC Strikers vs St Augustine’s away.

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Race at Lourensford on Saturday Runners and walkers from the Helderberg will be heading to the Lourensford Wines Estate in Somerset West on Saturday for the ever popular Vital Run. Participants can enter the 21 km run, the 10 km run, 10 km walk or the fun 4 km run or walk. The 21 km and 10 km races are both off road scenic routes. Athletes running in the 21 km race, which starts at 06:30, can look forward to a tough challenging off road race. This route is not recommended for unfit or novice runners. Runners taking part in the 10 km race can also look forward to a challenging and testing route. This race starts at 07:30. Walkers competing in the 10 km walk can rest assured that this race is not only for race walkers, but for all walkers. The route is fairly challenging, but not too difficult. The fun run will follow a different route. This course is fairly flat and easy and suitable for all ages. All the runners and walkers finishing these routes within the cut-off time will receive medals. There will also be a prize giving function and lucky draw prizes up for grabs. The festive Family Market will also be taking place. The event is organised by the Run/ Walk For Life Western Province Athletics Club, in association with Vital Health Foods. Among the VIP guests at the event will be Natalie du Toit (Olympic swimmer), Dr Michael Mol (The Dr Mol Show) and Liezel van der Westhuizen (Expresso and Kfm presenter). Late entries will be accepted on the morning of the run between 05:00 and 06:15 (21 km), and 05:00 to 07:00 (10 km) at the venue. For more information contact Marie Barnard on 021 852 8473 or 083 713 2858/083 448 3090.

The all GBYC crew (from left) Neville Cooper, Abri Erasmus (owner), Paul Tanner (skipper), Johan (Blackie) Swart, Gary Evans and Luan Fourie (absent when the photo was taken) will be competing in the 2012 Governor’s Cup Yacht race from Simonstown to St Helena Island. The GBYC crew will be racing in a 40 foot Scape catamaran. PHOTO: PETER BEE

GBay yachtsmen to St Helena The Governor’s Cup yacht race is a 1 700 nautical mile ocean race starting from False Bay Yacht Club in Simonstown and ending in Jamestown on the remote St Helena Island. This year’s race starts on Saturday 22 December and the first yachts are expected to arive in Jamestown from 31 December. The race is jointly organised by the False Bay Yacht Club and the St Helena Yacht Club. GBYC will be represented by Seaboard, a

Stadt 34 foot monohull and Sandpiper 2, a 40 foot Scape catamaran. Seaboard is owned by Hennie du Plessis and will be skippered by Jan Delport. Sandpiper 2 is owned by Abri Erasmus and will be skippered by Paul Tanner assisted by fellow GBYC crew members Gary Evans, Johan (Blackie) Swart, Luan Fourie and Neville Cooper. There are 19 confirmed entries for the race this year with approximately 90 crew members participating. The Governor’s Cup is usually a pleasant down-wind sail once around Cape Point. From then on the fleet should encounter great blue

water sailing in warm conditions while surfing the legendary Atlantic Oceans swells. The organisers claim that it is not only the prospects of great sailing that attracts so many entrants, but also the chance to visit on the remote St Helena Island. At present the only way to get to and from the Island is by sea. An airport is currently being built on the island, but is only expected to be operational from 2015. After a short stay on the island most of the crew and some of the yachts will return to Cape Town on board the RMS St Helena – a 700 ton passenger/cargo ship. Sandpiper 2 will return to Gordon’s Bay by cargo ship.

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District Mail 13 December 2012  

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District Mail 13 December 2012  

District Mail 13 December 2012