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DONDERDAG, 13 SEPTEMBER 2012

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SIR LOWRYSPAS: GRU­ONGELUK

Die groot vragmotor lê op sy sy nadat dit Maandag omstreeks 08:10 op die N2 die Nissan­bakkie (ook op die foto) getref het.

N2 eis leerkrag (25) JAMEY THOMAS ’n GRUSAME ongeluk op die N2 het Dinsdag ’n 25-jarige onderwyseres van Stellenbosch se lewe geëis. Dié voorval het omstreeks 08:10 by die Gordonsbaai/N2-oorgang gebeur toe ’n groot vragmotor na bewering teen ’n klein Nissanbakkie gebots het. Volgens ’n verklaring uitgereik deur die Gordonsbaai-polisie, beweer ooggetuies die bakkie het uit die rigting van Sir Lowry’s Pass-dorp gekom. Die verklaring beweer voorts dat die verkeerslig groen was en die vrou die N2 oorgesteek het toe die vragmotor – wat van Sir Lowryspas afgekom het – se remme moontlik onklaar geraak het.

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“Die bakkie het met die slag onder die vragmotor beland en is vir 100 m ver onder die vragmotor gesleep. Die vragmotor het ook ’n verkeerslig saam gesleep,” sê adjudant-offisier Nico Beukes, Gordonsbaai polisie-woordvoerder. Beukes het aan DistriksPos te kenne gegee dat die vragmotorbestuurder, ’n 43-jarige man van Kraaifontein, wel die spoedbeperking van 40 km/h oortree het. Volgens ’n betroubare bron is ’n gebruikte tik-lollie in die kajuit van die vragmotor gevind. Die bestuurder het ook na bewering ’n dwelmtoets ondergaan en is positief getoets. Thelana Kotze, die bestuurder van die bakkie en gr.1-onderwyseres by Somerstrand College in Gordonsbaai, het op die toneel gesterf. Sy was ook die enigste insittende.

ger, Parow, sê die familie sit met Een van die ouers wie se kin’n groot leemte in hul harte oor hul ders in Kotze se klas is, het ook sonskynkind. op die toneel afgekom en die mo“Ons het in 1993 Thelana se pa tor herken. en oupa weens tragiese omstandig“Dis tragies dat só ’n jong lewe hede aan die dood afgestaan. Máár, op só ’n manier tot ’n einde moes die dood is die dood, en ek dra geen kom,” sê die ouer. wrok teenoor die vragmotorbeSomerstrand College se hoof, stuurder nie,” sê die hartseer ma. Anschen du Plessis, sê dit is moeiThelana word oorleef deur haar lik om dit wat gebeur het te verma, stiefpa en broer. werk. “Kotze was ’n ware engel – Volgens EMS-woordvoerder, goedgeaard, goedgemanierd en Keri Davids, het die vragmotorbepassievol oor haar werk. Sy sal Thelana Kotze stuurder moontlik rug- en nekbeonthou word vir haar groot glimFOTO: FACEBOOK serings opgedoen. Hy is in Helderlag en hart van goud.” Sy vertel Thelana sou 22 September haar berg-hospitaal opgeneem, maar dieselfde dag ontslaan. Die polisie sê ’n saak van strafbare 26ste verjaardag vier. Thelana se ma, Therina Kotze van De Ty- manslag word ondersoek.

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Optog teen euwels MACASSAR-raadslid John Heuvel nooi alle besorgde inwoners en gemeenskapsorganisasies om deel te wees van hul dorpsoptog om dwelmgebruik en geweld teen vroue en kinders stop te sit. Die optog vind plaas op Sondag 16 September. Die optog begin stiptelik om 15:00 by die taxi-staanplek en die roete strek tot by die Macassar-polisiestasie.

STRAND: GAS­LEKKASIE

Winkelsentrum vir ure gesluit ILLANA FRANTZ WERKERS by die Dorpsmeent in Strand moes Vrydag die hele gebou ontruim ná ’n gas-lekkasie by Pick n Pay ontstaan het. Volgens ’n werknemer by een van die besighede in die sentrum, moes almal omstreeks 11:20 die gebou verlaat. “Niemand het vir ons enigiets gesê nie. Ons het net gesien hoe die mense uitkom en omdat ons die ammoniak geruik het, het ons ook na buite gegaan,” vertel die werknemer wat anoniem wil bly. Die sentrum – wat ’n verskeidenheid winkels huisves – was vir ure gesluit terwyl reddingswerkers die voorval ondersoek het. Volgens die werknemer het hulle vir ure gesit en wag. “Ons het by die sekerheidsbeamptes gaan vra, asook by die brandweermanne, maar hulle het net gesê ons moet geduldig wees.” Menigte klante wat hul inkopies wou kom

doen, moes gedweë terugdraai. Die gebou is eers om 16:15 heropen en kon die werkers na hul onderskeie winkels terugkeer. Beulah Young, ’n werker by PEP, het gesê hulle was reeds die vorige dag bewus van ’n snaakse reuk. Jarett van Vuuren, Wes-Kaapse streeksbestuurder vir Pick n Pay, het die voorval bevestig. Van Vuuren sê die lekkasie van ammoniak het by een van die yskaste in die winkel ontstaan. Toegang tot die hele sentrum was vir ure verbied. “As ’n voorsorgmaatreël is die winkel toegemaak en die gebou ont- op die instruksie van yskas-kenners.” Hy vra namens die winkelgroep om verskoruim. Ons kliënte se veiligheid is ’n prioriteit en die winkel is die volgende dag heropen, ning vir enige ongerief wat veroorsaak is.

‘Self­stabber’ trial in November ALLAN Mayne (47), who claimed he’d been attacked in the underground parking area of Somerset Mall on 12 June, appeared in the Somerset West court last Friday. He is expected to enter a plea on Friday 2 November. After the alleged attack, a message claiming a man had been brutally stabbed at the mall spread rapidly among social networks such as Facebook, as well as email and instant messaging services such as BBM and WhatsApp. However, security footage of the parking area

shows a man’s arm moving in a stabbing motion toward his body. After a few minutes, he struggles to get up and then falls over the railing near the circle at the underground parking section, where he was later found. Mayne was arrested at his Somerset West home on Friday 22 June and charged with defeating the ends of justice. He appeared in court on the same day and was granted R1 000 bail. His bail conditions stipulate that he must report to Somerset West Police Station every Friday between 06:00 and 18:00.

Missing a fish? THE police are calling on the owners of any missing koi fish in the Somerset West, Strand, Sir Lowry’s Pass and Gordon’s Bay areas to get in touch with the station. If you’d like to report a case to the officers of Gordon’s Bay Police Station, you can do so by dialing 021 856 2677.

NEWS SUMMARY A GRUESOME accident on the N2 between Gordon’s Bay and Sir Lowry’s Pass claimed the life of a 25-year-old woman from Stellenbosch. The incident happened on Tuesday at 08:10 when a truck crashed into the Nissan bakkie of Thelana Kotze. According to eye-witnesses, it appears as if the brakes of the truck had failed as it came down Sir Lowry’s Pass. The truck then collided with Kotze’s bakkie, dragging her vehicle a further 100 metres before ending on its side. Kotze was a grade 1 teacher at Somerstrand College in Gordon’s Bay. She was the only occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident. - page 1 A FIRE broke out at the popular Farmhouse coffee shop at the Trading Post centre in Somerset West on Friday 31 August. The owner, Christo Franken, says he received two phone calls from Gordon’s Bay security at 19:00, as well as from the owner of Chez Max – a neighbouring restaurant – informing him of the fire. Upon his arrival, the fire department had everything under control. According to Theo Layne, Fire and Rescue spokesperson, the cause of the fire is an electrical short circuit. The damage is yet to be estimated by the insurance company. Franken says the shop will also be getting a face-lift when they repair the damage. - page 5


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STRAND: ROBBERY

Suspect arrested

High-speed chase

METICULOUS police work after a business robbery in Strand on Tuesday last week resulted in the arrest of a Grabouw man. Last week DistrictMail reported that a woman working at Incredible Technology Deals in the Co-Op Building in Beach Road had been threatened with a knife, choked until she was unconscious and tied up with computer cables. Upon regaining consciousness, she managed to attract the attention of the staff of the neighbouring businesses. An undisclosed amount of money and some of the woman’s personal items were stolen. Investigation of a case of business robbery led the police to a man in Grabouw. According to a police report, some of the stolen items were found in his possession. The suspect was arrested on 6 September and appeared in the Strand Magistrate’s Court the following day. Station commander colonel Shaun van Wyk thanked the community for the information that led to the arrest. People with additional information are urged to phone detective warrant officer Jaco Snyman on 021 854 9100.

SEVEN men appeared in the Strand Magistrate’s Court yesterday (Wednesday) in connection with a business robbery that took place last week. At midday on Thursday 6 September, a group of men entered the Strand Cash and Carry in Main Road. According to a police report, the men assaulted the cashiers and demanded money. “They made their getaway in a bronze-coloured Toyota Avanza with an undisclosed amount of cash, cartons of cigarettes and other items taken from the business,” says Constable Mbulelo Mafuna, spokesperson for the Strand police. The police sped to the scene, and the drama culminated in a high-speed chase along Main Road. The men were cornered in Broadway Boulevard, near the Altena Road intersection in Strand. “Firearms, cash and various items from the Cash and Carry were found in their possession.” At the time of going to print, the outcome of the suspects’ court appearance was not yet known.

Caught in a flash Police recovered the stolen items.

A 23-YEAR-OLD man from Grabouw was arrested and charged with public indecency last Friday. According to the Strand police, the man is alleged to have exposed his genitals to two women on Strand beach, near the water slide. One of the women, who was walking her dog, informed her husband about the incident, and he and others gave chase and caught the man. The police made an arrest soon afterwards. The suspect appeared in the Strand Magistrate’s Court on Monday; he was released, and warned to be in court again on Tuesday 23 October, when his case is expected to be heard.

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SOMERSET WEST: CYCLING ACCIDENT

Cyclist survives collision NIKITA SYLVESTER

LEARNING LEADERS: SHARE, an adult learning centre in Somerset West, recently won a gold award at the Western Cape Education Department’s Metro Adult Learners’ Week awards ceremony. The pu­ pils and staff who were awarded certificates and trophies at the ceremony are (from left) Lena Joos, Katriena Kok, Florence Davids (Afrikaans teacher coordinator of levels 1 to 3), Elizabeth Khombane and Lin Helme (centre manager).

SOMERSET West cyclist SanMarie Vosloo-Stander (36) is recovering at Mediclinic Vergelegen after being flung from her bicycle in an accident. Vosloo-Stander says that she does not remember much of what happened that morning as she lost consciousness after the collision. Vosloo-Stander’s cycling buddy, Paul Cox, says they had decided to go for a training ride on Friday morning last week. “We started off near the Steynrust bridge and were just going for a quick ride along the R44 from Somerset West to Stellenbosch and back,” explains Cox. He says they were both riding well inside the yellow line when the accident occurred. Vosloo-Stander recalls seeing a very large vehicle passing her so

closely she could feel the wind in its wake. Attached to the vehicle was a trailer, and one of its wheels edged all the way inside the yellow line. “The trailer clipped me from the back and I flew over the bike.” She landed on the back of her head, causing her helmet to break and her skull to crack. She also sustained a brain haemorrhage, a fractured tibia and numerous bruises and lacerations all over her body. “I suffered a concussion and don’t remember much of what happened next. I remember hearing a voice, I remember the grass poking me in my face, I remember being in the back of the ambulance and being wheeled into ER.” She was later told of a man who had stopped to pray for her alongside the road just after the accident. Cox says that Vosloo-Stander is a very experience cyclist who knows what she is doing, and the incident came as quite a shock.

“I feared for her life. I was very concerned,” says Cox, who added that the paramedics arrived within minutes and were “absolutely brilliant”. He explains that the driver of the vehicle returned to the scene and took full responsibility for what had happened. The driver, who wishes to remain anonymous, says he would really like to visit Vosloo-Stander in hospital. “I am so sorry about what happened,” the driver says. “I feel very guilty. “I hope she gets better soon, and I will try to repay her as best I can.” Vosloo-Stander, who has been cycling for the past five years, says she is just grateful to have survived. “It happened so quickly. It could have been much worse. “The prayers and blessings helped so much; now I’m praying for a speedy recovery so that I can get back on my bicycle.”

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DIE lyk van ’n vrou is Sondag 9 September omstreeks 05:00 op ’n oop stuk veld in Cassablanca in Strand gevind. Volgens woordvoerder vir die Strand-polisie, konst. Mbulelo Mafuna, is die 50-jarige vrou vermoedelik verwurg. Mafuna sê die gemeenskap het ’n man wat in die

omgewing woon aangerand ná die lyk gevind is. Die man is vir ondervraging ingeneem, maar later vrygelaat omdat hy nie met die moord verbind kon word nie. Mense wat kan help met inligting wat tot ’n inhegtenisneming kan lei kan ao. Francois Paanakker by 021 854 9100 bel.


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SOMERSET-WES: BRAND

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BRAND het Vrydag 31 Augustus by die gewilde Farmhouse Koffiewinkel in die Trading Postwinkelsentrum in Somerset-Wes uitgebreek. Eienaar Christo Franken vertel dat hy omstreeks 19:00 dié aand twee oproepe van Gordonsbaai Sekuriteit ontvang het, asook ’n oproep van die eienaar van Chez Max – ’n restaurant langs die koffiewinkel. Hulle het hom in kennis gestel dat ’n brand in die koffiewinkel uitgebreek het. “Ek het slegs ’n halfuur vroeër die koffiewinkel gesluit,” sê Franken, wat toe vinnig na die koffiewinkel moes teruggekeer. Scott Murray, eienaar van Chez Max, het die brandweer ontbied om die veiligheid van sy klante te verseker. Intussen het Murray en sy swaer een van die vensters met ’n potplant stukkend gegooi in ’n poging om die

vuur te blus. “Ons moes die vuur onder beheer kry omdat daar ’n gasstoor op die perseel is,” verduidelik Murray, wat sy brandblusgereedskap, asook Franken s’n gebruik het. Toe Franken opdaag was alles gelukkig onder beheer. Volgens Theo Layne, woordvoerder van die Stad Kaapstad se brandweerdienste, het die brandweerbeamptes omstreeks 19:25 op die toneel aangekom. “Die brand het weens ’n elek- Eienaar Christo Franken van die Farmhouse Koffiewinkel triese kortsluiting in die krag- dui aan waar die brand uitgebreek het. boks in die agterste deel van die ting en voorraad vervang sal moet word, en winkel uitgebreek,” sê Layne. Die Somerset-Wes-polisie sê geen gemene dat die winkel nuut oorgedoen sal moet word as gevolg van rookskade. Die versekering is spel word vermoed nie. Franken sê dis moeilik om die skade wat nog besig met hul ondersoek en beramings. “Dinge lyk positief en hopelik is ons binne deur die brand aangerig is te bepaal, maar hy kan wel met sekerheid sê dat al hul toerus- die volgende maand weer oop,” sê Franken.

Residents say no to Strand casino ILLANA FRANTZ ABOUT 500 petition letters have been collected in opposition to a casino in Strand. This follows after neighbours and businesses around the building on the corner of Hammond Street and Gordon’s Bay Road received letters on 21 August, notifying them of plans to establish a casino. Ebrahim Adams, who lives right behind the building, says he discovered that only six of the closest neighbours and businesses had been notified. He then informed the rest of the community.

A community meeting on the matter was held in the Iqra Learning Centre last Wednesday. Adams, a former high school principal, says the gambling establishment, which will have a liquor licence, would offend the moral and religious convictions of the community. “We are concerned about the degradation of the community and a decline in moral standards as a whole,” says Adams, who has been living where he is for 40 years. The community fears a casino would have an impact on nearby schools and religious institutions. “This community is deeply

plagued by the evils of drug addiction, alcoholism, crime and unemployment,” Adams says. “I believe such an establishment will add to these social ills, and we cannot afford permission for it to be granted.” Cheryl Walters, director for planning and building development in the City of Cape Town, confirms an application to operate a pub on erf 11381 was received on 7 August. “Thus far, the district office has received two objections to the application. This is still an open application, thus the City cannot provide any further comments at this time.” The closing date for comments and objections is 21 September. Another meeting is being planned for next week. Phone Adams on 082 202 0579 or email adamse@telkomsa.net.

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FIKSER POLISIE MAAK ’N BETER SPAN: Macassar­polisielede het onlangs aan ’n fiksheidsessie deelgeneem. Die lede, insluitend administratiewe personeel het, onder lei­ ding van konst. Chalton Cloete, aan ’n pretstap vanaf die stasie in Burgstraat tot by Ma­ cassar­strand deelgeneem. Volgens woordvoerder konst. Chrisy Young is die doel van die sessies om spanbou te bewerkstellig, asook fiksheid en ’n gesonder gees onder polisiele­ de te bevorder. Die lede wat onlangs aan die pretstap deelgeneem het, is (agter van links) konstabels Johan van Wyk en Norman Ngonelo, ao. Nevell du Toit, Eureka van Niekerk, ao. Jacques Klein en Michael Beyers; middel: konst. Charlton Cloete, ao. There­ sa Nel, Akho Masekwana, Anita Jooste, Corneal Williams, Phumeza Sedinga, Cecilia van Rooyen en ao. James Jansen. Voor is: Candice Paulse, Khotela Tyityi en woordvoerder konst. Chrisy Young. FOTO: BERNADETTE ROSSI

SOMERSET WEST: CHARITY

These children each got a brand new wheelchair from sponsors at a function at Chilanga Riding School for the Disabled in Somerset West last week. With the children are Chilanga founder Sally Kluth (back row, second from left), sponsors and teachers. PHOTO: ELODIE BIRD

Chilanga children get brand new wheels

THURSDAY 6 September will long be remembered by 14 children at Chilanga Riding School as the day they each received a new wheelchair.

The wheelchairs were donated by six sponsors after LeeMcQueen of Guts 2 Glory – a non-profit foundation whose main aim is to raise funds for disabled and poor athletes – made an appeal to each of them. Lee, who is also an athlete and competes in natural bodybuilding competitions, says every year she works to think up innovative and exciting ways to raise funds for people with disabilities. She calls it her Crazy Chick Challenge (CCC). This year she turned her focus on Chilanga Riding School in Somerset West, a non-profit organisation that offers horse riding to improve the quality of life for more than 200 poor children with mental and physical disabilities. This year, she says, “My CCC was to get 10 companies to sponsor a wheelchair and get 10 able-bodied athletes to race against Clifford Martin, a wheelchair athlete. “My aim was to teach people how difficult it is to be disabled, and to be able to donate the chairs to Chilanga,” Lee says. “I sent out a request for companies to sponsor the wheelchairs, and the following companies participated and donated: Business

Management Training College of SA (five wheelchairs), PharmaChoice (four wheelchairs), Philwest Helderberg (one wheelchair), JAG Foundation (one wheelchair), Guts 2 Glory (two wheelchairs) and The Real Thing (one wheelchair). “The turnout for walkers and runners wasn’t that great, and we made no money, but we achieved our goal of 10 wheelchairs. “Then PharmaChoice surprised us on the day with four more chairs.” Lee says Groot Constantia Wine Farm sponsored the venue. To see more about the race, find Guts2Glorysport on Facebook or visit www.guts2glory.co.za. Lee’s involvement with people with disabilities started when her son broke his back in a quad bike accident and was almost disabled. Thankfully, he made a full recovery, but the event was a turning point. “It was there and then that I vowed if his life was spared I would dedicate my life to disabled folk. “One day I met Kathy Ashwell, who’d heard about what I was doing, and she introduced me to Sally Kluth, the founder of Chilanga. “I was amazed by what Sally was doing, and try to assist where I can.” For more information about Chilanga call Sally on 021 852 1467 or Megan Campbell on 074 182 1866. Email info@chilanga.co.za, or pay a visit to www.chilanga.co.za.

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SIR LOWRY’S PASS: ANIMALS

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Hadida’s happy landing A GOOD samaritan has taken pity on an injured hadida that blew onto his porch during a rain storm a few weeks ago.

José Rodrigues, who lives on the Knorhoek farm in Sir Lowry’s Pass, says he found the bird with a broken leg and took it in. He approached the World of Birds in Hout Bay to find out who could help him treat the bird’s leg. They referred him to the Klapmuts Bird Clinic, and upon speaking to Dr GF de Beer, he says, he was immediately impressed with the man’s obvious caring nature. On 5 September the bird, Wally Hadida as José fondly refers to him, was admitted to the clinic. “There they took x-rays of his broken leg, and an operation

had to be done. The doctor inserted a pin into his leg, which has to be taken out again in a month’s time.” José is full of praise for the doctor, who handled the case with sensitivity and care. But to José, the cherry on the cake came when Dr De Beer slashed the price of the whole operation by more than half. The bill amounted to over R4 000, but José only ended up having to pay R1 400 for Dr De Beer’s expertise. Asked why he decided to take care of the bird, José states, “What if it was a baby that had been dropped on my doorstep? I would have taken care of it, so the same goes for Wally.” José says he didn’t do any of this to get attention – he simply wants to highlight that there are still people out there with caring hearts.

Wally Hadida is recovering well.

Sector meetings held to address Strand crime issues THE Strand Community Police Forum (CPF) invites the residents of Sector 2 to a public meeting on 13 September. Sector 2 includes De Bos, George Park, South End, Beverly Hills, Morkel Cottage and Greenways. The meeting will take place at

19:00 at the Eagle Hall on the corner of Boundary and Brewery Roads. A Sector 3 meeting for the areas of Van der Stel, Gants Centre and Strand North is to be held on 20 September from 19:00 at the Dutch Reformed Church on the corner of

Joubert and Van Der Stel Streets. The meetings will look into strategies to build strong partnerships in the fight against crime in Strand. Phone CPF chairperson Jannie Frieslaar on 078 627 8938 if you’d like to find out more.

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EDITORIAL COMMENT

Healing hands help hadida

LETTERS

‘A total disregard for the law is what kills’ I REFER to the street poster and the subsequent article on page 3 of DistrictMail (6 September). The poster blares out: “Freak accidents kills two”. In my humble opinion, I do not see how the sequence of accidents as reported could be referred to as “freak”. One pedestrian knocked over and killed, driver was allegedly drunk. . . that is not a freak accident. Then, at the same incident, a bit later another driver is arrested for rubber-necking whilst drunk, is apprehended and put into a police

van. Along comes another vehicle, slams into that police van and kills the apprehended driver inside the van. That might be a form of poetic justice, but not a freak accident either. My point is that these are not freak accidents, these are caused by alcohol abuse. Drinking and driving equals murder. A total disregard for the law is what kills. With the silly season soon upon us it would be an idea for the newspaper to publish shock pictures of accidents that were the result of drunk driving.

Give statistics, let the victims’ families be interviewed and tell how their lives have been destroyed. All the blameless victims – children with no parents, parents with no children, and those wheelchair-bound for the rest of their shortened lives, all because of that “one for the road” mentality. Maybe, just maybe, you will make a difference, and if people have been drinking they will think twice before getting into their cars.

BOBBY SAVOSNICK GORDON’S BAY

IT’s really heartwarming to know that, despite the troubled and difficult times in which we are living, there are still people who genuinely care for creatures that cannot fend for themselves. On page 7 of this week’s DistrictMail, we feature a story about two caring people who took pity on a young hadida, which had broken its leg, and helped nurse it back to health. Hadidas are not everybody’s favourite birds, as they make a huge racket and their faeces make a big mess. For these reasons many people either chase these big harmless birds away or, even worse, shoot them. But one caring Helderberg farmer showed compassion for the young bird and took it in. Realising the bird had broken its leg, he was referred to a vet at the Klapmuts Bird Clinic. After x-rays it was determined that an operation was necessary, and a pin was inserted into the bird’s leg. The vet who performed the intricate surgery then surprised the farmer by charging him less than half of the bill. These two inspiring and caring people really deserve praise for their unselfish and caring attitudes. The bird is recovering well and being fed on a diet of lean mince meat, antibiotics and vitamins, and is well on the road to a full recovery.

Sê jou sê Baie geluk met jou verjaarsdag Saterdag, Ursula. God se rykste seën en nogmaals dankie wat jy vir ons doen. Greg en Mel Ek is in dieselfde boot as julle. Ek woon in Sesdestraat in Rusthof en die hele familie is siek en is nog steeds. Ons kan nie in die oggend klaar kry vir werk of skool nie, want elke keer is een van ons terug toilet toe. Ek het twee kleintjies wat nog doeke gebruik en dit raak duur as een ouer alleen werk. Ek dink die raad sal maar die mense se doktersfooie moet betaal aangesien hulle nie geld wil uitgee om ons plek instand te hou nie. MB Van die buurte langs die kanaal moenie hul rommel in die riviere stort en dan kla oor swak dienslewering nie. Dis jul eie gemors wat daarin lê en vrot. Sommige gemeenskappe wil nou maar net nie leer om hul vullis en riool op die regte manier te hanteer nie. Iemand anders moet altyd agter hulle loop en skoonmaak en dan nog vir die diens betaal ook! Hulle betaal mos flat rate en ek betaal wealth tax! Van opgevoed Die munisipaliteit doen niks aan die voetoorgang in Andries Pretoriusstraat naby Eikenhof-woonstelle nie. Gaan julle iets doen nadat ’n voetganger raakgery word? Motoriste stop eenvoudig nie. Hoeveel briewe is al gerig, maar val op dowe ore. Sies man. Die twee verskillende DistriksPos-opskrifte van die vorige en van verlede week is eintlik betreurenswaardig. Laasgenoemde moes eintlik die vorige week se opskrif gewees het, want verlede week se opskrif het nie die dodelike stank beskryf, wat lewensgevaarlik is nie. Willie Die dodelike stank wat in Rusthof hang, is beslis ’n nasionale ramp. Dit is blykbaar nie in die Wes-Kaap se regering se vermoë om dit daadwerklik op te los nie. Nagenoeg 50 000 mense, veral weerlose kinders, siekes en bejaardes word daagliks die ergste geraak. Ek het ’n begrip hoekom mense strate toe gaan, dan sal ’n pandemiese stank daadwerklik opgelos word. Joe Happy birthday aan Haylee Pietersen. Jy is ses jaar oud, mag jy nog vele jare hê. Baie liefde auntie Ros, uncle Viaan en Vivian, Luv U. Ek is so bly dat daar tog mense reageer op die “Reuk nie so ‘soet’”. Ek was persoonlik tot by die raad en het met Mazweze gesels. Hy het belowe dat die saak sal aandag geniet, maar net mooi niks. Dit was 30 Augustus 2012. Audrey McClune Good fishing at Crystal Creek Complex swimming pool. Mr T Ken Rudolph, page 8: I hope you realise that the whole of the Helderberg now knows that you have three firearms! Hope your address is not in the telephone directory, and if so, that you have either a very aggressive dog or a very secure home!

Kind deed at Graham’s is the hit of the party I WOULD like to take this opportunity to thank Graham’s Appliances for their exceptional service. On Saturday 25 August I woke up only to discover, to my dismay that a very important, small washer on my dishwasher was missing. I frantically went out in search of one as I had invited 29 guests to a birthday party at my house later that day.

Just before 12:00 I arrived at Graham’s, stood there forlornly and explained my dilemma to the gentleman working at the spares counter that morning. He said that they had no stock of this little elusive part and my heart sank. I was told to wait and, a minute later, he was back and popped a little washer into my hand that he

had taken off an old machine in the back. I offered to pay for the part but was told to “please enjoy your party”. That is what I call going beyond the call of duty. This gesture ensured that the evening was a huge success. When in doubt, call Graham’s!

K MARÉ SOMERSET WEST

Tight budget holds back road resurfacing WOULD you please investigate why the many potholes in Gustrouw, especially in Ouma Fransman Avenue and surrounds, are only patched and the roads not resurfaced completely? My mom stays in this area and I know she is a diligent ratepayer. Surely she and all the other residents deserve the service delivery they pay for.

SHIREEN SEDRES

Councillor Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport, roads and stormwater, responds:

The City of Cape Town understands the frustration of residents in Gustrouw, but it is unfortunately not possible to resurface all of the roads that are in need in Cape Town during the current financial year. Interim measures, such as patching and filling, are therefore the best solution. Potholes result from the combination of a number of factors: cracking of asphalt surfacing, water penetration, traffic loading, loss of surfacing, poor repair work, poor adhesion between base and seal levels, et cetera.

At this time, limited budget prevents the Roads and Stormwater Department from resurfacing or rehabilitating the road during the current financial year. As soon as funding becomes available, extensive work will be conducted. In the interim, the department will continue to repair potholes as and when they occur. Residents are reminded to please assist the department by reporting potholes as soon as they notice them to the City’s call centre on 0860 103 089.

A word of thanks and a word of disgust after the attack WELL done and thank you to the doctors and staff of Helderberg Hospital. I would like to thank all who attended to one of my colleagues,

who was attacked and stabbed on the way to the station. Your manner showed kindness, professionalism, and attention to detail. To the thirty-something people

who heard the screams, and who choose to just stand around and do nothing, I hope this never ever happens to you!

GRATEFUL COLLEAGUE

GB licence centre is well worth the weather RECENTLY my husband and I had to renew our drivers’ licences. The day we chose to visit the centre in Gordon’s Bay was very cold, windy and rainy, so it was a nice surprise not to have to wait for long in a queue for eye testing, which was done by two very

efficient gentlemen. Our licences were ready for collection after three and a half weeks. Again, the weather was dreadful but the friendly service of the ladies at the collection department more than made up for having to

go out in such weather. Please keep up your friendly, efficient service to the public, and congratulations to the head of the centre – your staff are a compliment to you.

MERVYN AND PAM STEMMETT SOMERSET WEST

Van 1997 het baie mense se lewens verander weens die trauma van die vlaag besigheidsrooftogte wat in die hoofweg Strand, Somerset-Wes en Gordonsbaai plaasgevind het en steeds plaasvind. Mense word doodgeskiet, ander gewond of aangerand. My vrou en my huisvriend ook. Sy kollega is dood. Dit sonder ’n afname! Nou vra ek maar net waarmee hou crime intel. ens. hulle besig? Het hulle opleiding? Word hulle reg bestuur? Is hulle bevoeg? Groete Dian Just watched another shark programme on TV. I have a great idea for the holiday season. I am going to sell T-shirts to all bathers. Tshirts will say, “Humans are not the natural prey of great white sharks.” And then I am going to teach all sharks to read. Mr T, GB Waar eindig die Soetrivier? Langs ons kus, in die see? Is die see ook besoedel? Viskop Soetrivier – Almal kla en soek ’n oplossing maar die probleem is eenvoudig. Laat almal saamstaan vir een keer en maak dit saam skoon. Hou op kerm, die rivier het nie vanself vuil geraak nie. Dis mense wat goed daar ingooi. Hou op almal om die stadsraad te blameer vir swak dienslewering en kry jul raadslid om handskoene, sakke ens. te organiseer en maak self skoon. Almal kla, maar niemand doen iets want ons wag mos vir ander om skoon te maak. Maak dit skoon vir jou kinders en kleinkinders se onthalwe en maak seker almal wat skoonmaak weet wat dit is om dit so te hou. Ons het mos almal selftrots, mense. Niemand wil in ’n vuil plek bly nie. Dit gee sommer ook die raadslid kans om te bewys waarvoor die mense hom gekies het. Inisiatief kos jou niks. Hou op sê en doen! Aan ’n wonderlike, liefdevolle en besondere stiefma en ouma; dankie tannie Annatjie vir al die geselsies en liefde. MC en Jean-Marie Ek het as pasgetroude, professionele vrou in 1987 naby die hoërskool in die Strand kom woon. Die Spar was in daardie jare ’n aanwins. Wat my verbaas is hoe swak eenvoudig als by die besigheid bly. Ek kan sien dat die bestuur nie by magte is om die winkel tot ’n hoë vlak te bring nie. Hulle sit op ’n goudmyn, maar die vernuf en intelligensie ontbreek om uit te brei en te vernuwe. Ek, en baie ander, ry eerder Vergelegen Spar toe al is dit heelwat verder. Glo-in-local This country is worse off since apartheid ended. I looked forward to some kind of life, but litter, pollution, murder and robberies are all that’s left. All our rivers and streams are polluted. I see daily people defecating, urinating and littering up the Lourens River, and Roads and Stormwater Department are the most unhelpful disinterested department in the City that “works for you”. From a disillusioned Bikeshwa Ek parkeer gereeld oral in Somerset-Wes en ek wil net uitvind wat is die koste vir parkering? Sommige vra R2,50 en ander soos Vrydag R6,00 vir ’n half uur. Ek weet nie waar om te kla nie. Ek dink dis ’n uitbuitery. Willie Big thank-you to family and friends for supporting Casual Day. Love you lots, Jackie and Karl Wentzel Albert Solomons en Edwin van Chipbase, baie dankie vir puik diens. My kombuis lyk pragtig. Groete, Karen ) In response to an SMS from Trevor Hawley regarding the service of Strand Spur, published in last week’s DistrictMail: “San Francisco Spur apologises for any inconvenience caused to the reader, and would like to welcome the patron back into our store to rectify the mistake, as Spur always strives for a good experience. The reader may contact the owner, Rob, on 082 450 8414.”

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Leefstyl Lifestyle

13 September, 2012

JAMES BHEMGEE

Fouries beplan groot saamtrek

Sanger bekoor met ou treffers Dié tenoor het om 10:00 in die kerksaal van die NG- Strand-Noord ten bate van ACVV Huis Soeterus se fondsinsamelingsprojek opgetree. Die inwoners van die tehuis en

’n naweekfunksie van 28 September tot 1 Oktober by Hartbeespoort-oord net buite Pretoria. Bel Danie by 082 086 1293 of Petro by 012 664 0294 vir meer inligting.

Helderberg-inwoners wat die geleentheid bygewoon het, het Bhemgee se vertolkings van You Raise Me Up, Nessun Dorma, Gira Con Me en soveel meer, besonder geniet. Besoekers het nie net die geleentheid aangegryp om met die opersanger skouers te skuur nie, maar ook om hul eksemplaar van sy debuutalbum, Vincero – wat tydens die geleentheid deur die tehuis verkoop is – te laat teken.

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SA’s GOT Talent-wenner James Bhemgee het Saterdag 8 September tydens ACVV Huis Soeterus se sangoggend alle besoekers met sy fluweel stem bekoor.

DIE Fourie-familie wil die huidige wêreldrekord verbeter deur die grootste familie-byeenkoms ooit te hou. Alle Fourie’s word uitgenooi na

DATE TIME E-MAIL TEL NOG ’N BIELIE VAN ’N PATAT: Dit blyk verlede week se groot patat het taamlik kompeti­ sie. Somerset­Wes­inwoner Sa­ muel Rudman het Vrydag 7 September met sy groot patat by die DistriksPos­kantoor kom spog. Volgens Rudman het sy pa op 25 Julie onverwags op die 3 kg­patat afgekom.“ My pa het dié dag die tuin skoonge­ maak toe hy op dié patat en verskeie kleiner weergawes daarvan afgekom het. Hy het patat geplant, maar het dit nooit geoes nie,” sê Rudman.

James Bhemgee is hier by die organiseerders (van links): Carina Nel (se­ kretaresse van Huis Soeterus), Elsa Rautenbach, Helene Meyer en Jackie Dippenaar.

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Vermaak Entertainment

13 September, 2012

SOMERSET WEST: CONCERT

Piano perfection P

IANIST Nina Schumann will be honoured with honorary life membership of the Vineyard Artists at a special dinner function and concert tomorrow (Friday). The Vineyard Artists aim to promote creativity in general, and have staged productions in many art forms since 2001. Schumann will be the guest of honour on Friday, and the presentation will take place during a three-course dinner function directly after the Schumann & Schumann concert, during which the virtuoso pianist will play her way through Robert Schumann’s masterpiece, Kreisleriana, and his Sonata no 2 in G Minor.

Schumann has won all the major South African music competitions, and with more than 140 concert performances worldwide she is one of the country’s most well-known international performing artists. She is also the head of piano at the music department of Stellenbosch University. The concert will take place in the Liebrecht Gallery in Somerset West. Tickets for the concert only or the concert and the function together are obtainable from the gallery, or can be reserved ahead of time. Phone Avril Gardiner on 021 852 8030 or 082 682 5710 if you’d like to find out more.

Nina Schumann

ROCK GIG: MUSICAL CHEMISTRY Alchemy is a three­piece cover band consisting of music industry veterans Louis Lourens (White Rabbit, Axe on Fire) on guitar and vocals, Jason Oosthuizen (Van Coke Kartel, One Day Remains) on drums, and Bruen Breytenbach (Clarify) on bass. They play all your favourite rock ’n’ roll an­ thems, guaranteed to enter­ tain both young and old. Catch them at Bertie’s Moor­ ings this Friday at 21:00.

Stoneage double act LOCAL band Stoneage will perform at two popular venues in the Helderberg this weekend. Catch them at The Cove on Harbour Island on Saturday 15 September at 21:00. The following day, they will be at Bart’s Tavern in Strand from 15:00 to 19:00. Pack your dancing shoes, take a partner and enjoy the legendary music of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s as presented by this five-piece band. Phone Janet on 074 194 4160 for more information.

CD LAUNCH: Johannes Basson, son of a preacher father and a teacher mother, is ready to launch his first album. For the past three years he has been searching for the perfect recording sound, and finally found it in Stories from Nowhere. Spend an evening with Johannes on Saturday 15 September at C’est la Vie in Somerset West. Phone 0 021 851 8504 if you’d like to find out more.

A CUT ABOVE FOR CASUAL DAY

In support of Casual Day( celebrated last Friday) the Touch of Hair salon in Gordon’s Bay is offering free hair cuts or blow­dries tomorrow (Friday) to people with disabilities. Offers are valid from 08:00 to 16:30. Proceeds will go to Aanhouwen in Somerset West. For an ap­ pointment phone Marijke on 021 856 1390. Seen here (back row, from left) are Serene Joubert, Roxy Daniels, Petula Louis, Johanni van den Berg, Nazeema Reeding, Dalene Smith, Tiffany Sansom, (front) Alisia Smit, Leslé Savory, Marijke Havenga and Laluna Allard.


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Skole Schools

13 September, 2012

MACASSAR: OPHEFFING

Vroue gehuldig Tien vroue is tydens die vrouedagfunksie van die Hoërskool Macassar se ATKV Beeldskoon vir hul opheffingswerk by die skool en gemeenskap vereer. Dorina Boesak en Elize Lott (sopkombuis); Berryl Smith ( Zandvliet

Tehuis); Belinda Jackson (Fieldband Foundation) ; Freya Brett en Barbara Lawrence (Eko-skole-program); sr. Clarina Alexander (Macassar-daghospitaal); Sophia Oerson (lid skoolbeheerliggaam en ekoklublid; Mariaan Kitas en Beaulah Hartnick (skoolvoedingskema).

HEARTY: Kids’ Cove Pre­primary in Gordon’s Bay had great fun on Casual Day; children and teachers alike came dressed a mermaids, sailors and pirates for this year’s “Get on Board” theme. Teachers Lizanda Van Zyl and Tra­ cy Beaton are seen here with the class of five­year­olds.

Van die leerlinge met van die vroue is (agter van links) Chanelle Stewart, Navan Coetzee, Barbara Lawrence, Sophia Oersen, Berryl Smith, Elize Lott, Belinda Jackson, Crystal Henecke en Rita April; (voor) Enrico Van Wyk, Freya Brett, Alicia Keet, Dorina Boesak, Keaton Wenn, Sabarieya Barends en Janine Jonkers.

SPRING SPLENDOUR: Beaumont Pri­ mary pupils spread the spring cheer when they visited Huis Vonke on Spring Day to present the residents with bunches of flowers and handmade cards. Seen here (from left) are Nina Bath, Amelie Eager (pink), Annabel John­ son, Anju Frylinck and Jeanni Wiese.

AAN BOORD: Aan­ houwen­werksentrum het Loslitdag gevier en volgens die skeepstema ‘Almal aan boord’ aan­ getrek. Hier van links is Gertjie Visser, Chadley Thysen, sentrum­hoof Linda Niemöller en Ria­ na van der Vyver.

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Sosiaal Social

13 September, 2012

District

PLAASMARK EN LOSLITDAG

VERJAARDAE

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

illana.frantz@helderberg.com

LENTE IN DIE LUG: Die NG­gemeente Strand se plaasmark het verlede Vrydag ’n dubbele viering gehad toe hul die aankoms van lente en ook Los­ litdag gevier het. Agter van links is Liesbet Cronjé, Ina van Tullekin, Bea Parkinson, Johleen van Zyl, Chrissie Burger, Ebé van Deventer en Wilna Vog­ es. Voor is ds. Marcelle Vosloo.

VYFTIGSTE: Je­ mima Gila van Macassar het on­ langs haar 50ste verjaarsdag met ’n swierige party­ tjie in die Som­ chemsaal gevier. Jessie Brand, Wilhemien le Roux, Dir­ kie Geldenhuys en Sakkie Engelbrecht.

CASUAL DAY

SHOWING THEIR SUPPORT: The staff of Vinimark in Strand participated in this year’s Casual Day by going all out with the charity day’s seagoing theme. Seen here are Riana Hanekom, Carla Strydom, Janis Coetzee, Tanya Pietersen, Deidre Issacs, Mariska Muller, Chantel Bosman, Jan­Linde Naude, Cheryl Cramer, Damian Mentoor, Thando Sigwela, Judy de Bruin and Daniel De Klerk.

HALF CENTURY: Angeline “Spin­ nie” Fransman from Strand cele­ brated her 50th birthday with family and friends on Satur­ day 8 August.

AVAST! Jared Engelbrecht from Strand portrayed Jake and the Neverland pirates at Kids’ Cove Playschool on Casual Day.


Peugeot announces new brand icons

PERFORMANCE. Your Touareg will now look the part when it’s parked next to the likes of the Porsche Cayenne.

VW unveils new R-Line Touareg THE Volkswagen Touareg is now offered with an optional R-Line look to complement and enhance its sporty design. The Touareg is the first model in the current Volkswagen model range to be offered with the optional R-Line Package. Volkswagen’s flagship SUV has sold over 1 200 units since its local market introduction in October 2010. With its exclusive R-Design features and sport suspension, the R-Line Package gives Touareg a dynamic exterior look to make it stand out on the road. At the rear, a textured

‘matte black’ diffuser and oval tailpipes are integrated in the redesigned bumper section. The rear look is finished with a unique roof edge spoiler. The R-Design styling continues in the side view with striking side sills in body colour, chrome strips on the doors and R-Line badges on the front wings. The front also sports a new spoiler lip in R-Design. The exterior look is completed with 20-inch Mallory alloy wheels. For the interior, customers get front sport leather seats, heated leather-trimmed tip-shift paddle multifunction steering with

gloss black inserts, stainless steel pedals and door entry sills in stainless steel. The R-Line package is available for R35 000 with all Touareg derivatives except the Terrain Tech. The retail prices (VAT and emissions tax included) for the Touareg 3.6 FSI V6 (206kW) is R595 400. The Touareg 3.0 TDI BlueMotion Technology V6 (180kW) costs R661 000. The Touareg 4.2 TDI V8 (250kW) is R822 300 Volkswagen Touareg comes standard with 5-year/100 000 km Volkswagen Automotion Plan.

PEUGEOT South Africa has appointed two new brand ambassadors – and a more diametrically-opposed pair is hard to imagine! On the one hand, soccer star and outgoing Orlando Pirates Player of the Season, Andile Jali, gets a Peugeot 4008 to drive, and on the other, Afrikaans pop icon Kurt Darren can look forward to a 508 GT. If the two ambassadors represent the opposite ends of South Africa’s diverse culture, then the two cars represent the opposite ends of Peugeot’s increasingly broad product rang Says Peugeot South Africa’s Managing Director, Francis Harnie: “The choice of Andile and Kurt as our brand ambassadors for 2012/13 is evidence that

Peugeot is once again part and parcel of South African life, and we believe that they’re both true to the values of our brand. “Their passion for their chosen profession makes them admired and respected, not to mention the fact that they’re seen as stylish and influential.” Jali is already familiar with the Peugeot brand, having enjoyed the use of a 508 as part of his prize for being chosen as the 2011 Orlando Pirates Player of the Season. Being recognised as such was proof of the midfielder’s popularity with a broad cross-section of the sports public and he is highly regarded as a role model. A 4008 is the ultimate crossover and perfect for a

young man on the way up, thanks to its sexy good looks, go-anywhere ability - by virtue of its selectable four-wheel-drive, and effortless performance. Darren is also a firm favourite with the public thanks to his clean-cut image, and the lanky Pretoria ‘boytjie’ appeals to young and old alike. He’s looking forward to his first experience of the Peugeot brand, and with a potent and luxurious 508 GT sports sedan – the flagship of the passenger car range – he won’t be disappointed. “We’re very proud to have Kurt and Andile on board, and are certain they’re going to have many miles of happy motoring with Peugeot,” concluded Harnie.

SLEEK. Afrikaans music idol Kurt Darren takes delivery of his new Peugeot 508GT.

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34 Distrikspos Audi A4 3.0TFSi quattro S-Line: the cute shuffle 13 September, 2012

HANJO STIER ARE we alone in the universe? Who shot JR? Can a man do the dishes without complaining? What’s the meaning of life? These may be questions of grave importance, but they pale in comparison to the following: should you buy a diesel or petrol car? Time for a quick refresher course: internal combustion engines use a highly explosive mixture of liquid fuel and air to create controlled explosions, which drive a combination of pistons, rods and gears to provide your car’s motion. Petrols and diesels both follow this concept, but have some crucial differences. Diesels work under higher pressure (compression) so they don’t require spark plugs because the coarser liquid spontaneously combusts. The upside is superior twisting power (torque) while the downside is a lack of speed – a diesel’s compression won’t allow it to rev as high as a petrol motor. In recent years, both applications have benefited from computerised engine management, direct and high-pressure injection, plus the rediscovered forced induction provided by superchargers or turbochargers. The latter has become a prerequisite for a modern diesel as the two make quite a cute couple. Driven by exhaust gases and prone to lagging, the modern turbo is brilliantly complimented by a diesel’s low-speed clout. Its petrol sister requires turbos with twin-scroll technology or the instant res-

ponse of the perpetual supercharger to suit its love of higher revolutions. Why did I put you through this little science lecture? Simple – we just tested two very similar cars whose only difference was the fuel they require. A few weeks ago I drove a black Audi A4 3.0TDi (turbo-diesel) and last week I found myself in a dark grey A4 3.0TFSi

month ago made a better noise and both cars use the 7-speed double-clutch DSG gearbox to viciously launch off the line, shift gears instantaneously or cruise at such low revs that my father questioned the merits of the rev-counter. Although we couldn’t source both vehicles at the same time, their looks, specs and interiors are identical. The only diffe-

SPEED. This A4 3.0 V6 engine is helped on its way by an added supercharger. Power is now a meaty 200kw. O-100kph blasts past in 5,4 seconds. Pic: Galimoto Media

(supercharged petrol). Last-named has a 3-litre petrol V6 which is spoon-fed by a twin-intercooled supercharger across its entire rev range to produce 200kW (272hp) or 400Nm. Power delivery with torque vectoring is instant (which offended the driver of a CFM-registered A6) with the only disadvantage being a slightly muted exhaust note. Amazingly, the A4 3.0 TDi (180kW/500Nm turbo-diesel V6) I drove a

rences will be your colour choice and the amount of ticks you make on the pricey options list. Being of a quattro (four-wheel-drive) disposition, these cars require you to adapt to their low-speed steering shuffle and fall in love with their incredible highspeed road holding. Ride comfort is commendable if somewhat firm, steering feedback is good, the cabins are superbly built and both sedans felt absolutely rock solid.

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The diesel carries extra weight due to its cast-iron engine block (to resist the higher pressures) and I felt it produced a little more under-steer before the Quattro and computers stepped in. They both have massive boots, excellent brakes and a start/stop system, but let’s not avoid the major issue any further: consumption. The petrol A4 has unbelievably good torque, but uses more revs and more fuel to get going, resulting in our daily average of about 11 L/100 km (claimed 8,4) as opposed to the diesel’s eight (claimed 5,7). Both cars are limited to 250 km/h and the petrol TFSi gets to 100 km/h half a second faster (5,4). This is balanced by the TDi’s superior torque output which just manages to trump the TFSi’s pulling power in daily traffic, especially low-revving acceleration. I desperately wanted to award the petrol car the prize for drivability, but I simply can’t. They’re very close and I think the TDi takes the win. Their power delivery is remarkably similar, the diesel sounds more gruff, is more fuel efficient and even R1 000 cheaper than the R504 000 TFSi petrol model. Warranties (1-year/unlimited km) and service plans (5-year/100 000 km) are also identical which is why (gulp) I would go for the diesel. I even wanted to declare the 3.0 TFSi pointless, but you need to consider two things. Firstly, 50ppm diesel may not be readily available in remote areas, and secondly, some people (like my better half) simply prefer the smooth and quiet petrol. - Galimoto Media


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Land Rover Discovery 4 HSE Luxury limited edition THE Discovery 4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition makes its debut in South Africa with just 100 examples on offer locally and 2000 globally. The new Discovery 4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition is guaranteed to turn heads with a distinctive new exterior look. Bright silver finishing picks out the full-length roof rails and complements the Noble (satin chrome) plated door mirror caps, silver bonnet script and tailgate badge. The grille treatment is the opposite of the existing style, the grille surround and fender vents finished in Indus Silver and the grille vanes in body colour. Subtle yet sophisticated detailing is carried through to the rear of the vehicle by a bright finisher along the sides and tailgate, completed by a bright, stainless steel bumper tread strip and a unique bright metal badge showcasing ‘HSE Luxury’. Door handles are in body colour and the exterior is finished off with a set of 20inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels.

Three body colours are available in Santorini Black, Orkney Grey and for the first time on the Discovery 4, Havana.

customers to stamp their own personality on the vehicle. The stunning equipment levels are backed up by rugged durability, great performance

with contrast stitch for the first time. The Arabica seat colour - inspired from the Range Rover, is a first for the Discovery.

LUXURY. The Land Rover Discovery 4 HSE Luxury is a limited edition model and only 100 examples will be available for South Africa. Pic: QuickPic

“The HSE Luxury Limited Edition is probably the most luxurious specification yet offered on the Discovery 4, with striking exterior treatments and colour choices allowing

and high efficiency,” says John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director. The interior of the Limited Edition boasts Premium Windsor Leather, showcasing Ivory

Customers will also enjoy an extended Windsor Leather Pack to the fascia top, instrument panel binnacle, door top rolls, armrests and pull, while the perforated leather heated

steering wheel is finished in Arabica or Ebony with bright switch tips from the Range Rover Sport Autobiography. The interior detailing is complete with a new Dark Zebrano (lacquered dark brown wood) veneer and twist pile luxury carpet mats with contrast edging. A host of feature upgrades are also available with this Limited Edition model, including the Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 premium audio system which provides a staggering 825W of power, and Xenon Adaptive Front Headlamps including Cornering Lamps. The Discovery 4 Limited Edition is powered by the 180kW 3.0 LR-SDV6, equipped with 6-speed automatic transmission with command shift, designed to deliver impressive fuel economy and improved low-end torque. The premium interior and exterior enhancements to this Luxury Limited Edition model, combined with efficient performance, further consolidate the Discovery 4’s position as the most versatile all-purpose vehicle on and off the road.


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Roadtest: Ford Figo 1.4i Novelsport FRANS LE ROUX AFTER local “legends” such as the Corsa Lite, VW Citi Golf and the Toyota Tazz left the scene, buyers longed for something that offers affordability, fun, practicality and reasonable good looks. Ford introduced their top-selling Figo onto the South African market back in 2010. Since then it has won over the hearts of many students, first time buyers and budget seeking individuals. Ford has sold thousands over the past two years and the Figo’s recipe is proven spot-on. The Figo is not so much a brand new car as an extension of a previous-generation Fiesta (which it is based on). The standard 1.4 Ambiente retails for R118 670, while the 1.4 Trend comes in at R130 000. Ford also offers a rather brilliant 1.4 TDCI diesel derivative and that will set you back R132 620. I recently had a go at what Novel Ford in Paarl calls a Figo Novelsport edition. They took the standard Figo (Ambiente or Trend) and just added to its “bling” factor and street cred by slapping on some sporty extras. The add-ons start off with the most noticeable 17” black rims. First thoughts where that they are a bit too bling, but after seeing them on a clean white Figo in the sun, my mind changed rather quickly. Novel Ford went further by lowering the suspension, adding a freeflow exhaust, a roof spoiler, foglights and some slick decals/stickers. All this can be

yours for an extra R12 000. If you are an avid “street racer” or just finishing school the deep growl from the freeflow exhaust will put a smile on your

changed. That isn’t exactly a bad thing. Seats are comfortable, but could do with more side bolstering. I found the gear-lever a bit high, but the shifts felt se-

BLING. The Figo Novelsport edition looks good with its black rims and boot spoiler. Pic: Frans le Roux

face. The larger rims and lowered suspension have some drawbacks too. Potholes or speedbumps are not welcome when you drive a Novelsport Figo. The comfortable ride on the standard car has now disappeared and the lowered suspension just adds to the misery. On the interior side nothing has

cure and solid. Steering feedback is helped by the bigger wheels, although the steering still felt light. A good cd/mp3 player with useable buttons completes the dashboard facia. The sound quality from the speakers are also acceptable for a car in this price bracket. The boot and petrol lid switches are

reached from the driver seats. I would however like to have the electric front windows which are standard on the Trend model. Head room is ample although the rear leg room (as suspected) was a bit tight when carrying larger passengers. Fuel economy is also hampered by the large wheels and the freeflow exhaust. One tends to accelerate harder because of the noise it makes, but be prepared to suffer on your tank range. You will lose between 100-150 km and have a harsher ride. Acceleration from 0-100kph takes 13,5 seconds and the little Figo runs out of steam close to 170kph. Standard features include ABS with EBD, two front airbags and key-operated central locking. These safety features make the Figo an attractive option and puts it above its main rival the VW Polo Vivo (ABS & EBD are optional extras on the Vivo). Other rivals include the Toyota Etios and Hyundai’s i10. Every Figo comes with a standard 4 year/120 000 km warranty and 3 year/100 000 km roadside assistance. Service plans are available but not standard. The Novelsport Ambiente retails for R129 900 and the Trend and TDCi models are also on offer with the same kit. Having driven the standard and the diesel variants I’ll still put my money on the 1.4 Ambiente as it is still the best value in this segment. For more information on the Figo or any other Ford and Mazda vehicles contact Novel Auto on 021 870 7000.


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BMW 640d: the tasty presence HANJO STIER CARS come in all shapes and sizes but, more importantly, with wildly differing applications or purposes. Some are cheap, some are fast, others are rugged and a handful are fast ’n flashy. You get few that do it all and even fewer that do it well, so I’m always happy to review a car with limited applications. In fact, I’m not just happy to review them, I’m prone to love them and occasionally buy them. The new BMW 6-Series is just such a car although it’s ever-soseverely out of my reach. All it claims to be is a sophisticated GT, a suave grand tourer to whoosh you and your significant other through the countryside in style and comfort. That’s why I love big luxury coupés: they are engineered for (apologies, Jaguar) space, grace and pace. Plus, they float between sensible sedans and sexy sports/super cars - also price-wise. The GT is for discerning drivers who want to treat themselves to more than a luxury sedan, but to less than a brash and unpractical sports car. I wasn’t too crazy about the looks of the previous Six Series yet its new-age grace eventually

grew on me. This latest generation didn’t look very promising in digital media, but cuts a dashing figure in real life. I wouldn’t call it stunning; however, the car has presence, smooth lines and interesting details. Even dull ’n dreary white, the colour of delivery bakkies, couldn’t ruin the car’s distinctive features which blend well into the BMW design language: the bulging nose, those trick headlights, profiles with organic curves and strong creases which flow into a complicated rear end with groovy light clusters. Open one of the long doors and you’ll immediately notice the following: the exterior hides its size well, as there’s loads of room inside. The rear seats are a bit cramped because, let’s face it, this car is all about the driver and passenger who enjoy acres of space and a beautifully curved dashboard like those in BMWs of days past. Our test vehicle was partly trimmed with red leather (R10 900) which made for a very tasty combination with black leather and silver inlays. Real metal and red stitching drew the same attention as crisp displays and superb finishes – even after 11 500 km and countless testers, this car felt expensive and brand new.

There are many colours and extras to choose from including the blow-your-mind Bang & Olufsen stereo for a blow-yourmind R49 800. Everything’s automated and for the technically-challenged amongst us, the more complicated stuff (self park, surround view, lane assist, head-up display, speed limit recognition, night view, active cruise control) is optional and selectable. BMW’s iDrive infotainment system is reasonably intuitive and well integrated into the new, flat ’n shiny instrument panel with multi-colour dials and highresolution multi-function displays. The fat steering wheel is loaded with buttons and turns a super-quick (R21 800 option), relatively light, but direct mechanism. Before that happens, you’ll have to start the 640d’s engine which is actually a 3-litre turbodiesel straight-six worth an astonishing 230kW (313hp) or a simply staggering 630Nm of maximum torque. From 0-100 km/h takes just 5,3 seconds (we clocked 5,6) and top speed is the usual limited 250 km/h. All this power is sent to the rear wheels via a clever 8-speed automatic gearbox with shift paddles and various drive modes. Do yourself a favour and fork out another R34 500 for Adaptive

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SLEEK. BMW’s 640d is yet another immensely impressive diesel from the German giant. With a monumental 230kw/630nm this diesel is a pure beast.

Drive Control whose five modes change the 640d from a comfy cruiser to an edgy sprinter or sparing commuter. With optional dubs (20-inch rims), the rubber has ridiculously low profile, but somehow the computerised ride still manages spongy comfort next to rockhard handling. There’s plenty of power to get naughty, but the driver aids and grip levels were so sophisticated that I dared not push beyond what I already thought was impressive. What this car absolutely shines at is covering vast distances at high speeds, high comfort and low stress levels. On top of that, it’s got amazing frugality, hilarious power reserves and with the R9 600 massage seats option ticked, the ability to unsettle your passenger because it (and I quo-

te) “touched me inappropriately!” Back in daily traffic, “Eco Pro” mode and a standard stop/stop system can tone the car’s thirst down to the 5,4 L/100 km claimed by BMW. We averaged 8-9 L/100 km, which is quite remarkable considering the car’s weight and substantial fire power. Equally impressive is the claimed average CO2 output of just 143g/km. The 640d costs R889 000 ,but you should aim for a cool million to get the properly-spec’d, full Monty version. My impressions were mirrored by many passengers and a very excited hotel valet. The 640d isn’t overly ostentatious; it’s quietly attractive, highly sophisticated and an absolute dream to drive. - Galimoto


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Chinese JMC comes to the Boland JMC (Jiangling Motor Corporation) entered the South African market with their unbeatable bakkies, double cabs and light trucks in 2010. JMC is now also represented in the Cape Town Metropolitan and Boland areas, when JMC Helderberg (Pty) Ltd recently opened their doors at 267 Main Road, Strand. JMC is the leading Chinese manufacturer of diesel bakkies, double cabs and light trucks of up to 3 tons load capacity. JMC vehicles are being distributed very successfully in more than 20 countries and approximately 300 dealerships. The sales in the RSA are growing by more than 50% per annum, sufficient proof of product acceptance and buyers’ satisfaction. The JMC products are no frill vehicles, virtually unbeatable in the price value chain. JMC carries all service and smash parts in its local warehouses. All vehicles come with a three year or 100 000 km warranty and services are due at 10 000 km intervals. JMC Helderberg offers oil services at less than R1 000. JMC Helderberg is managed and coowned by Klaus Linning, who in recent times led the team that transformed Fiat Helderberg into the leading Fiat and Alfa dealership in the Western Cape. If you are in the transport or leisure business and believe in value for money and unbeatable fuel economy, please contact Braam or Ben to test-drive the JMC vehicle of your choice. Contact them on 021 853 2627 or capecellarwines@mweb.co.za...............

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13 September, 2012 ALL ROUNDER HANDYMAN required for small business in Helderberg with reliable references. Fax CV to 086 663 8043. Assistent - Videowinkel STAX VIDEO - Somerset Wes Tweetalig, Tussen 18 & 25 jaar Eie vervoer. Bereid wees om aand en naweek skofte te werk. Handig verkorte C.V. in by STAX , Checkers Sentrum / e-pos jydewaal@telkomsa.net AUDIOVISUAL / SOUND We are looking for an audiovisual technician - young, energetic person, own transport essential, computer literate, be a team player, salary negotiable. Start immediately. Send CV to admin@vmedia.co.za AVON REPS Full or Part time Earn between 15 and 30% commission. Call Sonia 021-8458600 or 082-536-9811 AVROY SHLAIN Career opp. Minimum 25% commission, Rewards and Recognition, Flexible working hrs and Management opportunities. For appointment Call: 081 469 4427 Email: peggydesousa@gmail.com BAR LADY Bar Lady required for pleasant hotel pub on Main Road Somerset West. Starting salary R12 ph + tips. Must have own transport, be customer service oriented, no commitments to other jobs or children and be able to work different shifts. Nice job for a nice person! Phone Simon or Antoinette 021 851 7853. Email: info@somersetlodge.co.za CARPENTER with good knowledge and experience in furniture manufacturing required by factory in Strand. Fax short CV to 021-853 5079.

SEAMSTRESS Required with experience in Bridal Wear. 2-3 days per week with a possibility of full time employment. Phone: 084 426 4761 SENIOR SALES PERSON required for retail store branches in Somerset Mall and Stellenbosch Square. . Must have own transport . Experienced in window dressing & indoor merchandising . Well groomed with presentable appearance . High energy levels . Must be able to work over weekends . Ability to make calculations quickly Apply with CV. Fax: 086 2633 435 or email: job334455@iafrica.com THE DATAHUB Get paid R800 per day. With or without a computer, own hours. Sms name & address for a full info brochure or name & email address to 071 898 7846. VIBRANT CALL CENTRE IN SOMERSET WEST If you are serious about earning money and you have an excellent marketing track record, then join our vibrant outbound call centre team and earn good money.

Consultants required for B u i l d i n g m a t e r i a l . Commission only Write your own cheque 072 390 7689 DOMESTICS NEEDED for housecleaning service. No sms's or missed calls. Tel. 083 283 7576

We are currently looking for 10 t o p notch Telemarketers. The core focus of this role is to market telephonically. No selling involved.

DSTV INSTALLER with minimum 2 years expe-rience, valid drivers licence with matric certificate. Salary negotiable. Fax 1page CV to 086 684 8673.

WOW ! Opwindende Mpy in Stellenbosch benodig jong, dinamiese konsultante tussen 18-23 met eie vervoer. Verdien R1000 per dag. Kommissie word weekliks betaal. Boland, Overberg, Helderberg area. ( Jan 072 046 4500.

EARN EXTRA INCOME Sms XTRA to 45633 R1.50 / sms. Experienced Electrician required. Must have valid drivers license & contactable references. Age 26 to 42y. Fax C.V to 086 7599 117 or e-mail to eare@telkomsa.net Experienced Plumbers required. Must have valid drivers licence and contactable references. Fax CV to 021 856 0675 or ( 0824532403. HOUSEKEEPING LADIES REQUIRED Part-time position available at 4 star Lodge on a farm outside Stellenbosch. Person should be single, reliable, presentable, willing to live on the premises, work shifts, weekends and public holidays. Monthly salary of R 2000 and free accommodation. Experience and references essential. Closing date 12 September 2012. Please fax CV. to 021 855 3862, or e-mail to eiklodge@netactive.co.za K O E G E L E N B E R G PROKUREURS, geleë te Stellenbosch, is opsoek na betroubare persone met uitstekende selfdissipline en basiese rekenaarvaardighede. Take: . Telefoniese opvolg van debiteure . Algemene kantoor administrasie Relevante ondervinding is 'n vereiste. Stuur CV voor 29 September 2012 aan: vacancies@koegproks.co.za

A GLOBAL TRAVEL COMPANY IS EXPANDING IT'S NATIONAL OFFICE As a result of our continued excellence in the travel industry a n d constant success even in these tough times our national branch i s expanding its marketing sector. Through our telemarketing d i v i s i o n we offer the following: Excellent remuneration package ..............Achievable Commission Structures .....................Fantastic incentives Long term career opportunities ........Management opportunities Diversity and stability in growth ....Renown, continuous in-house training Enjoyable working environment We have 5 positions available and the successful candidates must have the following: Excellent command of the English and Afrikaans language. M u s t be bilingual ................................Career minded ................Enthusiastic, energetic personality ....Self motivator and dedicated ..................Experience in sales or telemarketing an advantage .................All ages very welcome .................Can start immediately If you can honestly say you have the above mentioned qualities please call us for an interview on (021) 853 6417 / (021) 853 0036

REPS BENODIG: Ons is op soek na drie Afrikaanse kandidate vir rep-, verkope-, en bemarkings werk in en om die Weskaap. ONS BENODIG: . Matriek . Jonger kandidate kry voordeel . Afrikaans . Ondervinding met kliente bv. kelner agtergrond. Ons bied: . R7 500 p/m . Winsdeling . Vervoer . Volledige opleiding (Sertifikaat ingesluit) Skakel een van my assistente vir 'n moontlike onderhoud op 021-911 2108 of 021-911 3125.

PACKSHED SUPERVISOR The candidate must be able to supervise 30 plus people. The candidate must have the ability to see mistakes and have attention to detail. The person will be in charge of stock take, loading of vehicles, fulfillment of orders, quality control, staff discipline and stock rotation. Salary per month: R7000 Faks CV's na 0865557722. PERSOON BENODIG vir Wild Bean Cafe by vulstasie in Gordonsbaai. Suksesvolle kandidaat moet goed met mense kan werk en bereid wees om skofte te werk. Kontak 021-856-2813 kantoor ure. Pick 'n Pay Gordons Bay seek experienced Muslim Deli and Butchery assistants for our new Halaal Deli / Butchery. Please fax CV and ID copy to 086 564 9167. Pick 'n Pay Gordons Bay We are seeking experienced: - Cashiers - Till Packers - Deli Assistants with Excellent Customer Service - Bakers required for weekends. Experience not compulsory, instore training provided. Fax CV+ ID to: 086-564-9167 RECEPTIONIST Company in Gants Centre require a fully bilingual lady. Must be computer literate and must have good telephone manners Working hours is Mon-Fri from 8am-5pm. E-mail cv to info@ultrachem.co.za or Fax 0866895907

Call now for an appointment 071 255 9348 / 087 150 2240.

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Betrekkings Gevra Jobs Wanted 079 684 4886 MARGARET An experienced domestic worker, Seeks work on Tues, Wed, Frid Call Sumé for reference 021-856 5948 1 ZIM LADY is looking for chars for 2 days, Wed and Fri. Please contact Senzeni on 071 784 0083. For ref contact Janine 083 267 6994. 5 YRS EXPERIENCED COOK seeks 5 days work. Good refs. Tel 078 328 4594. A MALAWIAN LADY aged 38 years old is looking for a housekeeping job. Ref and permit available. Please contact Stella on 071 825 4206. A ZIM LADY looking for a housekeeping job. Trustworthy and honest. Contact Tsitsi 083 346 5840. Ref Olga 082 309 2259. ALININE a Malawian young man is looking for a full time job as a gardener, housekeeper or sales assistant. Please call: 073 124 1052.

JAMES is looking for job as a gardener, housekeeper. 3 Yrs experience. 29 Year old Malawian Contact 0739263318 or for ref 021 851 5658. JOYCE is a hard worker, honest and reliable. Looking for Tuesday and Thursday. Good ref. Call Mrs Dicks 021 853 5854 or Joyce 072 357 8965. KETTIE PHIRI Malawian looking for domestic work, stay in or part time. Monday, Wednesday & Friday Contact 0738481261 or for ref call 0839527508. MALAWIAN looking for a job as gardener. Contact 0837295928 or 0739570919. References available. MALAWIAN looking for job as house keeper, gardener. Full time job with experience. Reference available. Call 0789600496. MALAWIAN LOOKING for a job as a gardener, house hold waitron or any handyman work. Please contact me on 078 564 9700 / 084 310 9882. MERCY 0717637031 , Kerita 0783043055 & Florence 0710201747 is looking for chars or everyday work. References available. Trustworthy Malawian male housekeeper. 4 Years experience, also in Guest House. Ref. Mrs Vee 0 8 2 4 1 3 3 4 4 3 o r 0734356249 VOILET MANDA a Malawian woman age 31 seeks employment as a house keeper or cleaner and child carer. Contact her on 0786377099 or for ref 0847800575. ZIM LADY LOOKING for a job as a house maid or cleaner. Hard working and honest. Contact Charlene on 073 321 1661.

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ANTON Malawian man is looking for job as gardener, housekeeper. With 2 yrs exp. For reference call Mrs Bettac 021 8550769 or call 0789871074. BEAUTY 30 YRS is looking for domestic work, chars or full time. 084 257 7840. URITAH is looking for any kind of job. Did hospitality training. 074 411 8495. CECILIA is looking for work as cleaner or packer on a factory farm. Hardworking & honest Call her on 0767366279. CECILIA seeks domestic work, cleaning, packers or cashier on a factory farm. Call 0761891961 / 0793036692. DOMESTIC WORKER good in washing, cleaning and ironing seek full time work, sleep out. Please contact Cylia on 078 692 1195. I AM LOOKING domestic work for everyday or two days char work. Exp for advanced cleaning services. Please call Nopinky on 078 194 8076. I AM LOOKING for domestic work, sleep in or out or three days. Refs avail. I am a hard worker. Please call Patricia on 073 531 8864. I AM LOOKING for domestic work, sleep in. I have two yrs exp and I'm a hard worker. Please contact Patricia on 078 498 2760.

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

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Kamers te Huur Rooms to Let AT SOMERSET-WEST naby Lourensford en Vergelegen Wynplase 1 Groot kamer in huis. Ten volle gemeubileerd. R1 800 pm. Veilige Parkering. Slegs 1 persoon. Baie stil en vei-lige omgewing. Skakel 083 360 9592. ROOM TO LET. Suitable for single person. W&E included. R1700-00p/m Tel 082 561 0751 SUIDER STRAND Kamer te huur R1700pm. ( 083 441 0197

Algemene Kennisgewings General Notices KENNISGEWING PUBLIEKE VEILING In die Landdroshof vir die Distrik van Strand gehou te Strand. Saakno: 2180/2010 In die saak tussen: BEHEERLIGGAAM VAN G R E E N A C R E TERRACES DEELTITEL SKEMA NR. 626/2007 Eiser en B O N G A S A N E L E MKHWANAZI IDENTITEITS NOMMER: 850409 5585 082 Verweerder KENNISGEWING VAN GEREGTELIKE VERKOPING VAN ONROERENDE EIENDOM Ten uitvoering van die vonnis van die Landdroshof, Strand gedateer 8 JULIE 2010 sal die onroerende goed hieronder beskryf op WOENSDAG, die 26ste dag van SEPTEMBER 2012 om 10h00 op die perseel te EENHEID 107, GREEN A C R E T E R R A C E S , BROADWAY STRAAT, STRAND per publieke veiling in eksekusie verkoop word aan die hoogste bieër:'n DEELTITEL EENHEID BESTAANDE UIT: 1 x sitkamer, 1 x kombuis, 1 x badkamer, en 2 x slaapkamers. Die verkoping sal "voetstoots" geskied, onderworpe aan die voorwaardes van die Transportaktenommer waaronder die eiendom gehou word.

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RIANNA WILLEMSE PROKUREURS Per RIANNA WILLEMSE HOOFWEG 91 STRAND (Verw: RW/DM/MGREE1107)

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Bestorwe Boedels KR en DB Estates CR+DB ESTATE NOTICE In the estate of the late FRANCES MAYNE Identity Number 170806 0026 082, a widow who resided at Robari Lodge, No. 1 New Street, Somerset West, Western Cape and who died at Somerset West on 26th April 2012, Estate Number: 6743/2012 Creditors and debtors in the above estate are hereby requested to file their claims with and pay their debts due to the undersigned within a period of 30 days reckoned as and from 14th September, 2012. J. INCE ATTORNEY FOR THE EXECUTOR 13 DORINGBOOM AVENUE. KLEINMOND 7195

-Shops/Offices in Lion Square shopping Center Somerset West Size: 28.70m², 34.70m² , 56.50m² -Shop/Offices 253m² @ R45 per m² Rent R11385 per month (Prime Spot on N2) -Office /Shops in Strand. 73m². R4780 per month. -Shop/Offices Tonis Place 55m². R3300 per month. 160m² R8800 Per Month -All rent is excluding Vat Contact: Gerhard Nel Cell 0824572305 SOMERSET WEST CENTRE ±125m² as a workshop. Behind Standard Bank, lots of parking. R5 000 pm. Available 1 July. Contact Mrs. Da Silva 021 856 4528 / 083 494 5411. SOMERSET WEST - PASTORIE PARK - Approx, 93m² ground floor space. Suitable for professional or office with secure under cover parking. R7 000.00 pm. Contact Ruth Bird 082 643 4426 / 021 852 1440

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Woonstelle te Huur Flats to Let STRAND: PENTHOUSE From 1 Nov 2012, R13 500 p.m. Beach Road 42, Comprising large open plan living and study, 2 bedr., 2.5 bathr; 170m²; large sweeping balcony 50m². Lock-up garage & carport. Tel Philip 082 650 6267. Email: info@venuswater.co.za 1 BEDR, separate kitchen, furnished for 1 person. Lock-up parking in good neighbourhood in S/West. W&E included. Available immediately. R1 700 pm. Tel 021 855 2177. EDNA BRINK 083 629 7879 R3 500: 2 Slp, sek, G/B, ASAP R3 800: 2 Slp, 2 badk, sek, G/B, ASAP R5 600: 2 Slp, 2 badk, onderdak parkering, see uitsig, STRAND, 1 NOV FLAT: Lounge, kitchen, full bathroom, 1 bedroom + courtyard. No4 Crombie Street Strand. R3000pm. incl W+L. Dep + months rental. Secures 1st of October 2012. Ph. Marcus 021 8546884 / 0729012000 Gemeubileerde tuinwoonstel Parkeerplek vir 1 motor R2200pm. Skakel 083 360 9592. GORDON'S BAY LABELLA Security complex. Groundfloor 2 b/r flat with parking bay and braai. R3 750 pm. 2 Year contract. From 1/10/2012. Tel Willem 082 565 2098. GORDONSBAAI - CRYSTAL CREEK 2 Slp, 1 badk in sek kompl 1ste Vl, hoekeenh, R3300 pm. Vanaf 1 Okt. Christa 021 880 6673

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AN HONEST HARDWORKING man who knows all about gardening is looking for four days work. Refs available. Please call Daniel on 079 191 6388. ANNA MALAWIAN LADY is looking for domestic work. Contact her on 0731379714 or 0734922895.

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FACTORY / WHAREHOUSE 100 MSQ Office Reception with Mezzanine. Very secure Strand R2750 excl. 0829260458. FACTORY TO LET - 481m² 2 Offices, Eskom 3 phase, high roof, large doors, close to N2. Available 1 September. info@gantouw.com 083 383 0174

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Bestorwe Boedels Lik en Dis Estates Liq+Dis NOTICE IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE ELSABE MARIA LINDEMANN, Identity No. 200105 0009 089, Widow, 27 Mountview, Lourensford Road, Somerset West and who died on 17 October 2011 Estate No. 15887/2011 Notice is hereby given that copies of the above First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the above Estate will lie for inspection at the Offices of the Master of the High Court at Cape Town and of the Magistrate at Somerset West for a period of 21 days as from 14 September 2012 LINDEMANNS Attorneys for the Executor 13 Bright Street, Somerset West

GORDONSBAAI LA BELLA Ruim 2 slp kamer woonstel op eerste vloer, in sekuriteits kompleks met swembad. Groot stoep met ingeboude braai. GEEN TROETELDIERE. Beskikbaar 01/10/12. Denise 072 685 4656.

SOMERSET WEST - FLATS TO LET - WARM AND QUIET MONTE SERINO. R5 700.00 pm. 3 Bed, 2 bath apartment with single garage and parking bay. Available 1 November 2012 - We regret no pets. Will suit single professional person or young couple. Please contact Lulu on 074 123 1771 / 021-850 0192 DYNAMIC REALTORS.

STRAND - Broadlands Vill. a) 3 Bed, tiled, extra kitchen BIC enclosed R340 000. b) Corner house 3 bed walled secure. R299 000 GORDON'S BAY - 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 garage, pool, spa, upmarket R1.25mill. 021-8552369/082-376-1461

SOMERSET WEST - R2 800pm Fully furnished, 1 bedroom available 1st of October. Centrally located. Call Andries Basson Properties 021460 0422 / 082 927 3154. STRAND / Rosarum 3 b/r flat @ R3 710, no parking & 1 b/r flat @ R2 350 both avail IMMEDIATELY and 2 b/r flat @ R3 660 garage included available 1 October 2012 close to amenities. Steer & Co Properties Office: 021-426 1184/5 or visit our website on www.steer.co.za STRAND : 2 slaapkamer woonstel grondvlak, privaat in goed-onderhoude kompleks. 1 Okt of onmiddellik. R2700 per mnd + 1 mnd dep. Hermann 076-833-9053. STRAND - Bachelor, close to beach, transport & shops. Secure parking. R2 650.00 pm. CONTACT - Ruth Bird Properties: 021 852 1440 / 082 643 4426 STRAND LOCHNERHOF 1x bedroom apartment, open plan undercover parking. Pvt entrance suit single professional lady. No pets, no children. Avail 1 Oct. Dep R2500 rent R2500 084 525 5250. STRAND R 3300.00 - 2 Slaapkamer grondvloer woonstel met 1 badkamer. Oop-plan kombuis en leefarea, geen diere. Kontak: 021853 6527 of 079 136 9272 STRAND R 3400.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1 vol badkamer. Oop-plan leefarea en kombuis. 1 Klein troeteldier welkom. Kontak: 021-853 6527 of 079 136 9272. STRAND R 3850.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1.5 badkamers in sekuriteits kompleks. Swembad in kompleks. Geen troeteldiere. Kontak: 021-853 6527 of 079 136 9272 STRAND R 7300.00 - 3 Slaapkamer woonstel met 2 badkamers in Kusweg op die Goue Myl. Oop-plan kombuis en leefarea met see-uitsig. Kontak 021-853 6527 of 079 136 9272. STRAND: Woonstel 1 slaapkamer groot. Naby alles R2800pm\\ ( 083 441 0197 TE HUUR: eenslaapkamer woonstel in Schonenberg Estate, Somerset Wes, beskikbaar vanaf 1 Oktober 2012. R3000pm. Kontak Mev Basson 0794909210

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SOUTHFORK, Strand - 3 bedroom, open plan cherry wood kitchen. Lounge, Garage. Granny flat. Enclosed yard. R680 000.00 SOUTHFORK, Strand - 3 bedroom, open plan kitchen, lounge. Braai area. R560 000.00. Needs love and care. Call Feroza on Cell: 082 779 4804 or Tel (021) 845 7169.

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GORDONSBAAI: Seascape Mews: Baie ruim 2 slaapkamer w/stel beskikbaar met dubbel ingeboudekaste, 2 badkamers, groot kombuis met baie ingeboudekaste, graniet afwerking en baie ruim leefarea, met eie balkon. R3 300.00 pm. Leatitia 074 602 7320. HELDERVUE: F/furn. apartment with private entrance for prof. person. Beautiful sea & mntn view. Private garden, pool & braai. 2 Dbl. bedr, full bathr. + sep. toilet. O/p kitchen, diningr. + lounge with TV. Garage. Avail 1 Nov. Call 021 855 4916 MILLWOOD MEWS 25, STRAND . Open plan kitchen . Living area . First floor: 2 x bedrooms; 1 x bathroom . R3 500 p/m (excl. Municipal acc) . No pets Please contact Charne Kruger @ Cell: 082 924 3979 OUMA WOONSTEL - 2 Slaap, by huis vir bejaarde persone. R3 500 pm. Vanaf 1 Okt. Skakel Gerrit 083 448 0691 alle ure. Semi-furnished 2-bedroom flat in Stellenbosch avail 1 October R5500. Ph 0218537321 / 0739426407 SOMERSET WEST: Central - 2 Bedroom flat R3 750.00 pm and a 2 bedroom townhouse R3 950.00 pm. Both close to primary school and shops. CONTACT - Ruth Bird Properties: 021 852 1440 / 082 643 4426

STRAND - 2 Slaapkamer meenthuis. Semi-gemeubileerd. Oopplan kombuis / eetkamer. Met braaikamer en studeerkamer. R4 300 pm. Beskikbaar 1 September. 082 895 3057.


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S/WEST , 2 Bdr house. Newly renovated. Mountain Views R6,000p/m. Close to school, shops + hospital. No smokers. Avail now Phone 0743588755. STRAND 3 Slpk (2 met igk) in waterryke Duck Pond kompleks, oopplan leefarea, sonkamer, vol badk., ing. stoof. Geen diere. Web verw: 1209188. (www.jsprop.co.za) 1 Nov. R5 200.00. Johan Snyman Eiendomme 021-853-6080 / 082-461-0569.

“A leading South African Insurance Broker and Risk Advisory Business”

STRAND GREENWAYS GOLF ESTATE ON SEA Secure living in upmarket estate with golf, pool, tennis. Cozy 2 bedr cottage, full bathroom, fully fitted kitchen open plan to lounge. Tiled throughout. Direct access from auto garage. Secluded, easy to maintain garden. Ideal for professionals. Avail. 1 November R6800 Ph. 072 074 6213

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STRAND: R3 750: Millwood Mews - duplex - 2 sleep, 1 bath, small pet allowed SOMERSET WEST: R18 500: Rhomulus St - Rome Glen - 4 bed, 3 bath, pool, views, schwarovski chandeliers R10 800: Ruimsig St - near De Hoop Primary, 3 bed, 1 bath, double garage, flat let R14 000: Totius St - near De Hoop Primary, 4 bed, 2 bath, pool GORDON'S BAY R3 200: Fairview Golf Village - 2 bed, stunning views

“Rated among the Top 10 Best Companies to work for in 2011” We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, energetic and highly driven individual to join the organisation.

Business Development Consultant

Splinternuwe 3 slaapkamer 2 badkamer huis met dubbel motorhuis te huur in veilige Schonenberg Aftreeoord gelee in Somerset Wes. Groot braai kamer en baie ruim leef areas. Naby gerieflike winkelsentrum. Sluit in 15 maaltye per maand. Maandelikse huur R11 000. Dadelik beskikbaar. Kontak vir Cornel of Marika op nommer 021-850 0425.

Contact: Marietjie 084 688 5481 letting.sr@rawson.co.za

Somerset West

The successful candidate will grow market share by gaining and maintaining Commercial and Personal Lines accounts. Minimum requirements: • Matric • FAIS accredited – Personal Lines (short-term) • Passed FAIS Regulatory exams • 7 years’ short-term insurance experience, with 3 years of the 7 in a commercial/personal lines sales and service capacity.

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2 Bedroom Duplex includes garden & lockup garage. Near Somerset West Town Centre + Primary School. Rent R3750 Ph. Jannie Du Toit 0724732420

STRAND: R2 300: Baltimore small 1 bed R2 800: Green Acre 2 bed flat R2 800: Strand Close 2 bed flat R3 000: Soteria 2 bed flat GORDON'S BAY R2 600: Gordon Villas 2 bed 1st floor R2 800: Gordon's Bay Golf Terrace 2 bed g/floor R2 950: La Bella 2 bed loft unit no balcony R3 800: La Fontana 2 bed house R4 300: Nagua Beach 2 bed flat 1st floor Please call: Manda @ 084 240 9451 Weekdays between 08:00 - 19:00.

Key competencies: • Entrepreneurial ability • Solid business acumen • Strong on interpersonal relations and networking • Selling • Customer service excellence. Focus areas: • Grow portfolio • Achieve new business targets • Identify new business opportunities • Portfolio Management: Maintain and retain existing client base • Customer service excellence • Administration. Only suitably qualified candidates are to forward their CVs to e-mail: juanitab@indwerisk.co.za or fax: (021) 413-0850.

Ruim 2 slaapkamer 2 badkamer eenheid met dubbel motorhuis te huur in veilige Schonenberg Aftreeoord gelee in Somerset Wes. Groot leef area met aparte studeer kamer. Huur sluit in 15 maaltye per maand. Maandelikse huur R8,250. Dadelik beskikbaar. Kontak vir Cornel of Marika op nommer 021-850 0425.

Closing date: 24 September 2012 Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered. Should you not receive a response from us within 4 weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful. Indwe promotes and embraces Employment Equity. www.humanjobs.co.za

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A great day for a great cause CLF Golf Day

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Woonstelle te Koop Flats for Sale GORDON'S BAY - 2 Bed, ground floor in upmarket golf security complex. Bath & shower. Parking bay. Safe & secure. Golf membership. pvt sale. R399 000 082 376 1461 / 021-855 2369.

4Ball Alliance Stableford (2 scores to count) @ R1 580 per team inclusive of green fees, halfway house, waterholes, prize giving and great prizes. R2300 for all of the above plus a sponsored hole. Driekie 021 873 0198/ info@clf.co.za before 7 September 2012. www.clf.co.za


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WE WANT YOU TO COME AND

FOR US THIS SEASON Woolworths is looking for vibrant, enthusiastic and people-oriented individuals to step into any of these positions this season, from mid November 2012 to mid January 2013:

To qualify, you will need: • Grade 10 or higher • English proficiency • Good numerical skills • The willingness to work shifts, overtime and public holidays.

Email or Fax your CV: Email: recruitment4projects@woolworths.co.za Fax: 021 407 9886 Closing Date: 15 October 2012

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GUEST OF HONOUR: To celebrate women, the Somerset West Night Shelter put on a divine tea with poet and author Diana Ferrus as special guest. Among others, Ferrus is the author of the poem I’ve Come to Take You Home, written in honour of Sarah Baartman, affectionately known as Saartjie. “What an amazing woman Diana is,” says Jo Swart, chairperson of the Night Shel­ ter. “We were so grateful that she shared her own personal sto­ ry from her childhood with us, and told us how she’d come to the point of writing the poem.” The women also enjoyed refresh­ ments from Appletiser, magazines from JOY!, and gifts from Life Church. “It was a wonderful afternoon,” Swart says, “enjoyed by the shelter clients, staff and committee members.”

Engelse proefleser Rogan Louwrens het ook saam met sy kollegas aan boord gekom.

SEEROWERS AAN BOORD: DistriksPos­personeel het ook Loslitdag onder­ steun. Van links is grafiese kunstenaars Renette Oosthuizen, Deon Myburgh, Riët­ te Koch en Mareli Basson.

Joernaliste Nikita Sylvester, Illana Frantz en Jamey Thomas spog met hul seevaart uit­ rustings.

Aanhouwen AGM THE annual general meeting for members of the Aanhouwen work and care centre for adults with mental disabilities will be held on Thursday 20 September. The meeting, to be held at the Hottentots Holland Dutch Reformed Church, on the corner of Gordon and Cloetenberg Roads in Somerset West, will start at 19:00. Phone the centre on 021 851 3798.

What’s on GIVING BACK: Helderberg businesses are certainly in­ vesting in welfare organisations in the area. The Bizwe­ ni Centre for Disabled Children in Somerset West recent­ ly received vouchers to the worth R600 from the Verge­ legen Kwikspar. Here (back from left) are Sinah Snoek, Bizweni principal Vicky Hinrichsen, Nelia Badenhorst, Jeanne­Paul Badenhorst, Paul Badenhorst and Davy Rainier with some of the Bizweni children.

Roofs’R’Us also recently donated sanitary products to the centre. Here (from left) are Lena Meyers, Vicky Hin­ richsen and Kobus Van Zyl with a few of the children.

) Thursday 13 September: The ToughLove Support Group meets at Church of Christ, corner of Lourensford and Irene Roads in Somerset West, at 19:15. “Find hope, help and fellowship if you’ve lived with problems of substance abuse, destructive behaviour and very difficult people.” 0 Petro Samuel: 082 921 9131. ) Friday 14 September: The introduction of the Springhope Weekend at Strand Baptist Church, 123 Church Street, happens at 19:00. Saturday holds a breakfast and Q&A with Gerrit and Ammi Coetzee from Agapé at 09:00. On Sunday the worship service is at 09:30, followed by a trip to Agapé at 14:00. 0 Ann Boshoff: 021 854 6869. ) Monday 17 September: The Compassionate Friends Support Organisation, which assists bereaved parents, grandparents and children, meets at 19:00 for 19:30 in the Mediclinic Vergelegen boardroom in Somerset West Main Road. Topic: Remembering: Is it Soothing or Upsetting for You? Bonus: Curves Strand will hold a health screening with the ladies attending, as grief and trauma can have enormous effects on the body. 0 Alta: 021 856 0717. ) Wednesday 19 September: The Lions Club of Gordon’s Bay meets at 19:30 at the clubhouse in Roos Street in Gordon’s Bay. Find out how you can get involved in your local community and be part of the world’s largest service organisation. 0 Paula Lang: 082 896 8913.

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YAHOO! email users are warned to be on the lookout for hackers trying to take control of their personal email accounts. The hackers gain access to a person’s email account and send out scam emails to all their contacts. This was brought to DistrictMail’s attention last week when two separate emails were received within two days, claiming that the senders had been robbed of all their belongings and were stranded overseas in desperate need of financial assistance.

An extract from one of the emails reads as follows: “This is shameful, I need you to help me with a loan of 1 450 pounds to pay my hotel bills and get my self home. I will reimburse you soon as I get back Home. I will appreciate whatever you can assist me with. Let me know whatever amount you can help me with.” Somerset business LBA Productions fell victim to these hackers last week Wednesday. As a result, all their contacts built up over the past nine years have been lost. The email

address of Jason Adonis from LBA (jason_adonis1@yahoo.com) no longer exists; he is now using jasonadonis374@yahoo.com. Adonis says he reported the matter to the police, but a case could not be opened as he had not suffered any financial loss. DistrictMail has since been notified of numerous similar incidents with regards to Yahoo! email accounts. All efforts to reach Yahoo! administrators for comment have thus far been unsuccessful.


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COLUMN: FISHING

Snoek shoals now more widespread At the weekend boatmen caught less snoek than during the week, and at different venues owing to the southeasterly wind that picked up on Thursday and Friday and dispersed the fish. Last week Strand professionals who fished in Table Bay were rewarded with a bonus catch of “slender tunny”, which often run along the West Coast to Table Bay with the snoek shoals when bait is abundant. Boatmen have many different names for these small tunny, including “small bluefin” and (incorrectly)

“big-eye tunny”, as well as “little tunny” and “mackerel tunny”. I was fortunate to see part of a catch of these tunny on Roach Wessels’ boat Kill. To see what they look like, have a look in Professor Smith’s book (The Sea Fishes of South Africa), at plate 65 on page 298. Just after the southeaster slacked off a bit on Saturday, quite a number of professionals were pleasantly surprised to find big shoals of yellowtail just inside Cape Point. Quite a number of katonkel were also boated there over the same period. The Western Province Deep Sea Angling Association held a very successful South League competition at

Struisbaai over the weekend. The event was hosted by Overberg Skiboat Club, and competitors weighed in snoek, red stump, red roman, hottentot and silver fish. Gus Rautman, skipper of Seacat, ran from Gansbaai almost all the way to Hermanus to find snoek; his crew landed eight fish. His daughter Karla (7), a novice, landed a 3,65 kg snoek, but her second fish was taken by a seal. The snoek that had been plentiful off Kleinbaai had moved to the Kleinmond side of Hermanus. Most of the fish caught in the competition were silver fish of just over 1 kg. A gurnard of over 3 kg was also boated. On Saturday Somerset West angler Louis Visagie and friends caught nine big snoek about 8 km southwest of the Steenbras River mouth before their pike bait was exhausted. The snoek were between 0,9 and 1,1 m long and weighed between 3,2 and 4,4 kg. Local shore anglers appear to be

crawling out of the woodwork after the recent inclement weather. A few of these anglers managed to land a few kob of 50 cm and slightly bigger from Blake’s Beach and Harmony Park. Betty’s Bay regulars are still catching galjoen and the odd kob at Dawidskraal and from Die Been area. Louis Visagie told me about his recent fishing trip to Linene, Mozambique, where they caught plenty of fish but suffered losses of almost R30 000 to theft. Louis said several valuable items were stolen while he towed his boat to Mozambique. The the happened while travelling at night on the 60 km dirt road to Pumene, which takes two hours and passes through several villages. Louis said that at night thieves jumped on the boat and took a tent, stretcher and a luggage bag estimated at R12 000. On their return, about 10 km from Pumene, they lost four reels and a fishing bag, estimated at R15 000. Louis said poverty is at the root of

Karla Rautman (7) holds up the 3,65 kg snoek she caught off her father’s boat Seacat near Hermanus. the problem. He advised anglers not to travel at night in Mozambique, or to use a lockable trailer. Despite the theft he said the trip was wonderful, and the fishing extremely good, with quotas of bonito and king fish. He added that the visibility of sea is about 15 m and the water temperature 23 °C. To hear more about his trip call Louis on 082 882 8275.

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THE snoek run is still in full swing, although the shoals now seem more spread out.

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SOCCER: DE BEERS VS BELLVILLE

Draw for De Beers DE BEERS hosted Bellville City at home this weekend and came away from the game with a 1–1 draw. The first team hit some decent form over the past four games, having drawn one and won two, but Bellville City are at the top of the league, and are fighting for promotion. About midway into the first half, Chris Beukes received a great ball from the left and scored. Bellville continued to attack, but De

Beers defended well and kept them at bay. The second half started evenly, but then a harsh decision against De Beers saw Bellville level matters with a penalty. Minutes later a De Beers’ players was sent off, but De Beers regrouped as Bellville turned up the pressure. However, a Wipco Man of the Match performance from captain Wayne Arlow kept the team together, and Bellville were unable to score again.

Five head to All Ages Games

FIVE youngsters from the Rusthof School for pupils with special educational needs have been selected for national soccer and netball teams. The pupils will soon depart to Bloemfontein to take part in the South African Sports Association (Sasa) Intellectually Impaired National All Ages Games from 30 September to 6 October. Benjamin Goodman and Prince Pongolo will represent the Western Cape in u.16 soccer. Seen here (front, from left) are Dorine Adams (teacher), Noluthando Sikhafungana Micha Lombaard, Benjamin Goodman, Noluthando and Nomulelo Mtshakazi will Sikhafungana, (back) Prince Pongolo, Nomulelo Mtshakazi play in u.16 netball matches. and Ricardo Myburgh (teacher). Micha Lombaard will play in the senior netball team for intellectually supervisor Dorine Adams, and Boland soccer code convenor Ricardo Myburgh. impaired people over 16. The cost per pupil for the tour is estimated These five pupils were selected from four regions at the Western Cape trails in Paarl at R3 000. The school welcomes any financial help to assist getting the pupils to the games. on 2 and 16 June. If you can help, or you’d like to find out The pupils will compete for a national posimore, please get in touch with Rusthof School tion at the Sasa games. The group will be accompanied by teachers, principal Minette Mally on 0 021 861 4441.

Help get the HHH drummies new boots COLOURS FOR GYMNASTS: Parel Vallei gymnasts, who rendered sterling performances at the Boland trials in August, have been given their Boland colours. They competed in the recent Western Cape Gymnastics Championships at the Swartklip Sports Centre in Mitchell’s Plain. The gymnasts are (back from left) Kayleigh Brogan (fourth in level 5), Jenny Roebuck (coach),Tarka Harford (third in level 1), Andjela Mitrovic, Haili­Jade Coetzee (fifth in level 1), Alana Shilliday, Rebecca Steele (seventh in level 3), Lee­Ann Malan (coach) and Nikita Billson (second in level 5); (kneeling) Skye Bullen (fourth in level 6), Zara Vermeulen (sixth in level 4), Jessica Henry (first in level 2 ), Cheyenne Bunding (seventh in level 3), Kirsten Munro (fifth in level 4) and Caitlin Whitfield (fourth in level 3); (front) Samantha Raggett (second in level 7). Absent: Shannon Gebers (third in level 5) and Kayla Buchanan (eighth in level 3).

SINCE March 1957, the Hottentots Holland High School (HHH) drum majorettes have graced the streets of the Helderberg, but a shortage of funds could halt their march. This was brought to light when the reunion committee of the class of 1982 approached the school. It was decided the drummies would benefit as they were in desperate need of new boots since boots had not been replaced for 10 years.

To keep this proud tradition marching on please send donations to: J Clayton (account holder) via current account number 07361580, Standard Bank, branch code 02500911. For the transfer reference, mark the contributions as “Drummie Fund”, accompanied by your name. For more information, email Pauline De Klerk or John Clayton at 2 hhhclassof82reunion@gmail.com.

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Six local clubs might be promoted this season AFTER the disappointment of last season, when none of our local clubs won their leagues, fans are now on the verge of possibly seeing six clubs promoted. As predicted, our clubs will fare much better on the road while being as tough as nails at home. Let’s look at this week’s league-deciding fixtures: Helderberg vs Bellville (away) Helderberg will have to approach this game as a league-defining fixture. Bellville are competing with NNK for the second promotion spot in Super B, and this could make them very dangerous. Berge will want to go into their last two fixtures with less pressure, and they could achieve this by winning on Saturday. If Bellville were to gain promotion to Super A, it would definitely affirm the Northern Suburbs as a rugby stronghold. Referee: Matt Kemp Prediction: Helderberg to win a close game St Georges vs Scottsdene (Gustrouw) The Lulus are still unbeaten in the second round of matches, and are piling on the points. Scottsdene at home should have been pencilled in as a five-pointer, but winning is priority, es-

pecially as other promotion contenders Kraaifontein host UWC and Hamlets host Paarl. Referee: Nathan Swartz Prediction: St Georges to win with a bonus point Strand United vs Silvertree (Malta Park) United is the only club in the Helderberg to face possible relegation. Losing on Saturday would be a small disaster for the club. What complicates matters even more is that the other relegation candidates are playing against each other, which adds to the pressure of a win. Silvertree are always better at home, and are performing better than last season. Referee: Sinethemba Nrulwa Prediction: United to win by 5 Macassar vs Milnerton (Theo Marais Park) Macassar are assured of promotion but have very little chance of winning the league. Although they have been winning their matches, their performances have been topsyturvy and they’ll want a convincing display on Saturday. Milnerton do have a way of disrupting their opponents verbally, and Macassar should be wary of this. Referee: Christo van Heerden

Prediction: Macassar to win by 15 or less Raithby Universals vs Rocklands (Raithby) RU’s mathematical chance of promotion depends on too many other results going their way. Rocklands also fell away in the second round and have not travelled well at all. Raithby have performed much better under new coach Desmond Williams. Referee: Martin Tities Prediction: RU to win by 10 or more Strand vs Young Wesleys (Gustrouw, Friday night) Strand are playing great rugby this season and winning the big away games has set them up not only for promotion, but winning the league as well. Young Wesleys, on the opposite end of the log, should not be too much hassle for Strand, but playing under lights on a cool evening could count in their favour. Referee: Rodville Martin Prediction: Strand to win by 15 or more All Saints vs Atlantis (Helderzicht) All Saints’ season has come down to these 80 minutes, and they could not have asked for a tougher opponent than unbeaten Atlantis. Home ground advantage should count for something as this is the furthermost game

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Navy Train steam­roll their way through listless Lagunya

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Gerhard du Plessis (fullback) on his way to the tryline during the match against Brackenfell. Helderberg won the action packed ga­ me, played at the Charles Morkel stadium in the Strand 57­24. See full report on page 52. Photo: PETER BEE

Macassar is terug op die wenpad All Saints val vas Macassar-rugbyklub het Saterdag sy onoorwonne status op sy tuisveld behou deur Stellenbosch Cornations in ’n opwindende wedstryd met 38–27 te klop. Linkervleuel Heinrich Langenhoven het die tuisspan se eerste drie ná sewe minute se spel gedruk. Losskakel Bradley Daniels kon nie met die doelskop slaag nie, telling 5–0. Macassar se voorspelers het ná dié drie geleidelik die vaste fasette begin beheer, met stut Angelo Skippers in ’n verwoestende bui. Losskakel Daniels het Macassar se voorsprong na 8–0 gerek met ’n strafskop. Coronations het kort daarna foute deur Macassar uitgebuit en twee drieë binne vyf minute gedruk. Hul losskakel het met een doelskop geslaag en die telling 8–12 gemaak. Macassar het in die 32ste minuut teruggeslaan met ’n drie deur hul regtervleuel en speler van die wedstryd, Virgil Jordaan. Daniels se korrel was in en die tuisspan was weer voor met 15–12. Vyf minute later het Coronations

from home for Atlantis, and if All Saints get their passionate supporters there in numbers, it could just be a day All Saints will remember for a long time. Referee: Neels Erasmus Prediction: All Saints to win by 5 or less Strand Pioneers vs Peninsula (Abattoir) Pioneers are concentrating on building for the future and should start taking some sort of shape now as they are capable of beating the top teams in the league – they are the only ones to have beaten Masi with a bonus point. Peninsula have been bolstered by an influx of players from the Navy, but show no improvement. Referee: Cassiem Orrie. Prediction: Pioneers to win by 10 or more.

nog ’n verdoelde drie aangeteken en met 15–19 voorgeloop. Kort voor rustyd het beide spanne se losskakels met ’n strafskop elk geslaag en die spanne gaan rus met die telling op 18–22 in Coronations se guns. Kort ná rustyd slaag Macassar se losskakel met sy derde strafskop wat die tuisspan se agterstand tot 22–21 laat krimp het. Tien minute later kon Macassar weer die voortou neem ná ’n drie deur Werner Williams wat deur Daniels verdoel is om die telling 28–22 te maak. Met tien minute speeltyd oor het Jordaan sy tweede drie en sodoende ook sy span se bonuspunt-drie gaan druk. Daniels voeg die ekstra punte by om die telling 35–22 te maak. Kort hierna het Coronations ook húl vierde drie gedruk, die doelskop was raak wat die telling op 35–27 te staan gebring het. Kort voor die einde van die wedstryd het veteraan André Machelm met ’n strafskop geslaag om eindtelling 38–27 te maak.

All Saints het Saterdag hul rieme styf geloop teen ’n baie begeesterde Violets-span op Chucker Road en hul wedstryd 22–15 verloor. Violets se sterk pak voorspelers het Saints van hul voete af gespeel in die eerste helfte en Violets in staat gestel om vinnig punte aan te teken, om rustyd voor te loop met 22 punte teenoor Saints se 3. Ná rustyd het Saints egter by hul wedsrtydplan – om die bal wyd te speel – gehou en sodoende die swaar voorspelers van Violets uitgeput. Dit het Gavin Thomson en Roderick Bevis geleentheid gegee om twee vinnige drieë aan te teken. Saints het baie goed gedoen om ’n bonuspunt uit hierdie wedstryd te kry en sodoende nog by die agterdeur in te glip vir promosie in Afdeling 2. Die res van Saints se punte is aangeteken deur Isodore Williams met ’n doelskop en Demain Delport met ’n strafskop.

SIR Lowrians scored an emphatic 121–0 win against Lagunya at Sir Lowry Park. The 20-try win was a running rugby spectacular, and the Navy Train completely dominated Lagunya in all facets of play. The scoreline could have been even higher had Sir Lowrians used every opportunity. The backline was given ample space and had an excellent day, with centre Adrian Herman making many line breaks. Fullback Tervin Britz once again showed his class and outpaced the Lagunya backs to score three tries. Earl Rose could not be kept out the action, scoring a hat trick and setting up his backs to run at Lagunya. Lagunya simply had no answer. Hooker Thurston Meyer excelled as ball carrier, also scoring three tries. Lagunya, disappointingly, did not show much character. They also only sent two teams to the field, thereby giving the Sir Lowrians u.20 and third teams a win by forfeit. Sir Lowrians’ second team also gave a strong performance, winning their match 73–0. They’re close to clinching the league yet again. This weekend the Navy Train travels to Eersterivier, who have a strong home record. Sir Lowrians will replay the fixtures that had to be postponed due to unfit playing conditions on 24 September at Sir Lowry Park.


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RUGBY: HELDERBERG VS BRACKENFELL

Helderberg smash Brackenfell

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elderberg battered Brackenfell into a 57–24 defeat at the Charles Morkel Stadium in Strand on Saturday, and by doing so firmly secured their spot at the top of the log. Brackenfell opened the scoring with an early penalty goal (0–3). In the 12th minute flyhalf Charlton Cloete was on hand to pick up a ball from a tackle and pass to right wing Ashwill Peters on Brackenfell’s 10-metre line, set for the winger to accelerate to the try line. Cloete converted (7–3). Two minutes later Cloete added a penalty goal (10–3). In the 17th minute inside centre Elroy Tandy broke strongly and the ball travelled through several hands to reach lock Mynhardt le Roux, who passed to number 8 Carel du Preez, who goose-stepped his way through for a magnificent try. Cloete again slotted the kick (17–3). Brackenfell responded with an excellent try by their flyhalf, which was converted (17–10). Late in the half the home team attacked with gusto, first to the left, then to the right, finishing off with flyhalf Cloete sending fullback Gerhard du Plessis over for the final points before the break (22–10). After the change-over flanker Gary Williams was the main role player in another attacking surge, culminating in a superb try by right wing Ashwill Peters. Cloete again converted (29–10). The visitors then scored a try through solid work by their forwards, which they converted to bring the score to 29–17.

In the 14th minute replacement number 8 JP Crafford, having come onto the field a minute earlier, ran through untouched. Cloete converted (36–17). In the 22nd minute Carel du Preez and left wing Bradley Mentoor combined well before putting captain and outside centre Enrico Swartz in a gap to score. Scrumhalf Armien Bailey, now at flyhalf, converted with ease (43–17). Brackenfell added a converted try (43–24). In the 36th minute JP Crafford peeled from a line-out to dot down, and Bailey converted (50–24). Finally, replacement Breyten Isaacs used a quick cleanout from a ruck to feed Ashwill Peters, who completed his hat trick of tries. Bailey succeeded with the conversion (57–24). Helderberg have three games left to play with 66 log points. NNK are on 55 points, with two outstanding matches; Bellville are third with 53 points. Outsiders Primrose are fourth on the log with 44 points and four games to play. Other results: Helderberg II 75, Brackenfell 10; Helderberg III 86, Brackenfell 8; Helderberg u.20 A 55, Brackenfell 26; Helderberg u.20 B 7, DurbBell 31; and Helderbertg IV 10, Brackenfell 14. As may be seen from these results, this was certainly a happy day for Helderberg – all four teams smashed Brackenfell and in the process scored 43 tries against 9. At the Charles Morkel Stadium on Friday Helderberg’s u.20 B-team take on DurbBell C at 18:45, and Crusaders IV battle Villager at 20:00. On Saturday the first, second, third and u.20 A teams will hit the field against Bellville away.

Helderberg number 8 Carel du Preez, with ball in hand, breaks through Brackenfell’s defence on his way to score an excellent try for his team. Supporting him is Gary Williams. Helderberg won the match, played at the Morkel Stadium on Saturday, by 57–24. PHOTO: PETER BEE

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