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DONDERDAG, 20 FEBRUARIE 2014

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Abondoned Newborn baby rescued in SW

BEKENDE GESIGTE: Twee van Suid­Afrika se gunsteling sepie­akteurs was Saterdag 15 Febru­ arie by die Somerset Mall om hul nuwe film, “Pad na jou hart”, te bemark. Donnalee Ro­ berts en Ivan Botha van 7de Laan het plaaslike bewonderaars ontmoet. Kameras het gekliek en handtekeninge is uitge­ deel. Die film is ’n lief­ desverhaal wat handel oor twee reisigers. Hul paaie kruis en hulle sit saam hul reistog voort. Agter (van links) is Re­ tha Muller (bemarkings­ bestuurder, Somerset Mall), Yvonne Lubbe, Donnalee Roberts, Ivan Botha, Zandri Basson en Stefanie van der West­ huizen. Voor is Marelize Lubbe, Zan­Mari Röth en Carli Jacobs. FOTO: DALEEN FOUCHÉ

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HELDERBERG: LIST OF BUSINESSES HIT BY ARMED ROBBERS GROWS LONGER ...

Armed robbers strike ILLANA FRANTZ

Two armed robberies occurred at businesses this past week, bringing to ten the number of armed robberies at Helderberg businesses since a crime wave descended on the area in November last year. American Swiss in Somerset West was robbed of jewellery to the value of R300 000 on Valentine’s Day. Two armed men, one initially posing as a customer buying a ring for Valentine’s Day, forced two employees to the back of the store. No shots were fired and no-one was injured. The men fled on foot. La Grotto pub in Somerset West was also hit on Monday morning

when an armed man entered the store at 10:15 and demanded cash and the keys to the safe. He fled the scene to the nearby getaway car where a driver was waiting. The pair sped off with an undisclosed amount of money in the direction of Lwandle. Various roleplayers, including Helderberg Crime Watch /Vetus Schola, assisted in the pursuit of the men, who were arrested shortly after. In addition, Vergelegen Kwikspar in Somerset West was the scene of a cash-in-transit heist on Monday morning. Shots were fired and the robbers fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. (Read the full story on page 2). This brings the number of robberies to double figures, since the

crime wave started in November. The police could not confirm whether these crimes were the work of a syndicate or could be linked. Hugh Roe, Helderberg Crime Watch operations manager, confirmed that team work between them and the police has been strengthened and that “plans have been put in place to address the situation”. The DistrictMail wanted to know if local police are working together across station boundaries to address the crime wave. We directed a query on this point to the provincial police, but were referred back to the local police stations. These in turn directed us to the Khayelitsha policing cluster. From there, we were referred back

to each individual station’s commander. Lieutenant-Colonel Sanele Zama, acting station commander of the Strand police, says that more vehicles have been deployed at identified hot spots. “We urge the community to report all suspicious activity in their areas.” Magel Grové, vice-chairperson of the Helderberg Afrikaanse Sakekamer, believes there are not enough police officers to combat the increase in robberies. “We hope for more and better trained police officers with more vehicles for patrols who will be equipped for the situation at hand.” Dr Johan Burger, senior researcher at the Institute for Securi-

ty Studies, said that the additional deployment of police officers during the Soccer World Cup in 2010 had a positive impact on fighting crime. Police visibility has since decreased, resulting in a slow rise in crime. Burger’s advice is that the police consult the recommendations in the National Development Plan that was accepted by the government in 2012. “It states how the police can improve themselves to make this a better country. It’s radical, but it will have to be implemented and a goal-driven decision will have to be made for more visible policing to expose syndicates.” ) Turn to page 2 for a list of the ten armed robberies at businesses since November.


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Ten business robberies in four months Ten armed robberies have taken place at businesses in the Strand and Somerset West CBDs since November last year. Three of the incidents involved liquor stores that were hit by armed robbers with a similar modus operandi. In each instance, the robbers made off with cash and “top-shelf” expensive liquor. The following ten armed robberies have been noted by DistrictMail since November 2013: Employees of Flameros Chicken Grill in Main Road, Strand, were held up by two armed men as they were closing shop at 23:45 on Friday 1 November 2013. OK Foods at the South Side Centre in Strand was targeted at 18:45 on Monday 4 November. Three men and one woman were involved in the robbery. A café at Little Greece in George Street, Strand was targeted by four armed men on Tuesday 5 November 2013. Staff members of KFC at the South Side Centre in Strand were held at gunpoint by three

armed men at 22:45 on Saturday 14 November. Strand Cash and Carry in Main Road was hit by burglars who entered the shop by smashing a hole in the wall during the early hours of Sunday 10 November. Diamonds Discount Liquor Store in Fagan Street, Strand, was also targeted by five armed men around 09:30 on Monday 9 December. Two armed men made off with an undisclosed amount of money during a robbery at Diamonds Liquor Store in Gants Centre at 17:45 on Thursday 16 January. The Liquor Clearing Depot (LCD) store in Caledon Street, Somerset West was robbed of about R50 000 in stock and cash by four armed men at 17:55 on Thursday 28 January. American Swiss Jewellers in Somerset West was robbed of R300 000’s worth of jewellery on 14 February. Two armed men entered the store at 13:10. La Grotto Pub in Somerset West was robbed by two men, one armed, at 10:15 on 17 February.

Bullets fly in cash-in-transit heist ILLANA FRANTZ In a very organised and swift manner, three robbers attacked the personnel of a cash-in-transit vehicle during a violent shoot-out and robbery at the Vergelegen Kwikspar on Monday. This armed robbery took place in the store’s parking lot at 11:30 when security guards from Protea Coin were collecting cash from the store, on the corner of Main and Schapenberg Roads. DistrictMail viewed the footage of the robbery, which revealed the level of sophistication at which the robbers operate. The Protea Coin vehicle was parked at the entrance of the shop, while two men wearing blue overalls could be seen in the parking lot. One of the men stood at the entrance of the store, while the second man walked across the parking area to Tops @ Spar. When the security guards exited the store, the man at the entrance pulled out an AK 47 and demanded the cash. At the same time a white Mazda 323, which had been parked in the parking lot, approached and collided with the van. The driver of the Mazda jumped out. He and the second man disarmed the security personnel. Shots were fired. One caused the front left tyre of the security van to deflate, but no-one was injured. About 40 seconds later it was all over. The robbers grabbed the loot and ran from the parking lot to a white Toyota Camry parked nearby. The footage also revealed that one of the employees at Tops walked into the line of fire between the robbers and a

The scene at Vergelegen Kwikspar in Somerset West on Monday. Protea Coin guard, when he saw the guard lying down. He wanted to assist the man, thinking he was injured and unaware that a robbery was taking place. He was dubbed a local hero for risking his life, but the modest employee opted not to speak to the DistrictMail. When the DistrictMail arrived on the scene shortly after the incident on Monday, five bullet casings were seen lying in the parking area. They were clearly indicated as police evidence by trolleys lying on their side. Police tape barred access to the crime scene and shoppers had to remain outside while police and forensic experts were gathering evidence. The police’s investigation also re-

vealed that the Mazda was stolen in Kleinvlei last month. The owners of the Kwikspar, Davy Rainier and Jeanne-Paul Badenhorst, said they were in the store at the time of the incident. “We heard a loud crash and thought something fell over, but then we heard gun shots and knew something was up.” They thanked their customers for the phone calls and support when the shop was closed for four hours after the incident. The suspects fled in the direction of Lwandle with an undisclosed amount of cash, and are still at large. Anyone with information can phone Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Gants businesses Fraud suspect burgled out on bail

Three business burglaries were reported in the Gants Centre over the weekend. The Hyundai Dealership in Somerset West was burgled on Sunday 16 February at 19:10. An Acer computer monitor was stolen from the dealership. Police arrested a 22-year-old man for possession of stolen property. The suspect appeared in the Strand Magistrate’s court on Friday 18 February. On Sunday 16 February, a computer box and an LG computer monitor were stolen from Tiletopia in the Gants Centre. A docket for business burglary has been opened. No arrests have been made. A grinder was stolen from Helderberg Auto Engineering in Clarendon Street between 12 and 13 February. A docket of business burglary was opened.

Following a DistrictMail report about two Strand businesses being victims of fraud, a 21-year-old Gordon’s Bay woman was released on bail last Thursday after appearing in the Strand Magistrate’s Court on a charge of fraud. She is accused of having defrauded Janine’s Furniture in Strand of R8 100 by using fraudulent proof of payment documents. Constable Mbulelo Mafuna, spokesperson for the Strand police, confirmed that the woman has been released on bail. The suspect will appear in court again on 25 March.


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Over 50 people gathered outside the McLaren Circus on Saturday to speak out against animal cruelty.

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Conflict about circus animals continues CASSY VAN EEDEN The recent visit by McLaren Circus to the Helderberg was not without incident, and it stirred up powerful emotions among those concerned about animal rights. During their week-long visit to Somerset West, the McLaren Circus claimed to have an attendance of 8 194 people. A group of over 50 protesters met outside the circus on Saturday 15 February to protest against what they believe is the fundamental cruelty to animals perpetrated by the circus. David McLaren, circus owner, said “We firmly believe that the general public of the Helderberg area have voted with their feet on the matter”. An animal rights group called the “Helderberg Activists” held protests throughout the circus’s stay in the Helderberg. Louise Spagnuolo, organiser of the protests, said their protests were “extremely well supported”. Nikki Elliott, an animal rights activist from Cape Town who also participated in the protest, said that people attending the circus “do not think about what happens to the animals after their five minutes in the tent”. She added that the animals are “deprived of eve-

Spagnuolo said the porything that comes natulice were on the scene rally”. even before the protesters A member of the public, arrived. Karl Hildebrandt, claimed Hildebrandt com the protesters were “agplained that one of the gressive and rowdy” on protesters had their child Saturday afternoon and in in a cage as part of the prohis opinion “didn’t come test, and the police had to across as being very ask them to let the child peaceful or informative”. out. Spagnuolo said, “The Elliot attended Saturchild asked to be in the day’s protest, and said, cage with the blessing of “we did not shout abuse, her mother – plus she had we did not break anything shade for the child and a and we did not harm anycold drink.” body”. McLaren maintains Spagnuolo said their that “the health and welprotest “was peaceful” at Animal rights protesters who fare of our animals has all times and that the pro- called themselves the Helderberg and always will come first testers were “well be- Activists visually demonstrated their message to passers­by and at McLaren Circus”. haved”. Elliott explained that Hildebrandt told the Dis- circus­goers by putting a child “we have nothing against trictMail that “SAPS had dressed up as a lion in a cage. the circus, but we object to be called to keep control to the exploitation and cruel captivity of aniof the protesters”. However, both Spagnuolo and Elliott mals for fun”. The circus now goes to Tableview, where pointed out that a permit is required for any protest, and they had one. The SAPS must a similar group of protesters from Cape Town will hold a number of demonstrations. also be present at such a protests.

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Fire destroys five flats in Somerset Place CASSY VAN EEDEN Three flats were completely destroyed and two more badly damaged in a fire at Somerset Place in Heritage Village, Somerset West on Thursday 13 February at around 17:00. No-one was injured in the blaze. Two adults and a baby were treated for smoke inhalation on the scene, but were not taken to hospital, says Sheldon Poisson, spokesperson for ER24, who were called to the scene. He added that three families were displaced by the fire. Taryn Lewis, spokesperson for the complex’s body corporate, says that a structural engineer has declared 13 units uninhabitable due to structural damage. The fire broke out in a top storey unit and spread to several other units in the block. The cause of the fire is unknown, pending an investigation by Metro Fire and Rescue Services, says spokesperson Sharon Bosch.

At around 17:00, the fire control centre received a call to report the fire. They dispatched vehicles from Strand, Somerset West, Macassar and Ottery fire departments, including one with a hydraulic platform which lifted firemen onto the roofs of the burning buildings. Emergency personnel from ER24 and GB Med, the police and traffic officials also responded to assist. Due to the large amount of water used to extinguish the fire on the top floor, the homes of a further 27 people living below were affected by water damage. Estate manager Theo Williams said these people were seen to immediately by the body corporate, and are being accommodated elsewhere. Jacqui Whitton, one of the victims, said she lost everything as a result of the fire. She said she was asleep in her apartment when the fire broke out and she “woke up to the smell of smoke and the horrible sound of tiles burning and a com-

A fire that broke out at around 17:00 last Thursday at Somerset Place in Heritage Village, Somerset West destroyed three flats while two more will require significant repairs. PHOTO: CASSY VAN EEDEN motion outside”. Ruan Blaauw, whose flat was also destroyed in the blaze, said he has nothing left either. He said he does not have insurance and it will take a long time

Huisrooftogte aan toeneem in Macassar Die Macassar-polisie waarsku inwoners om versigtig te wees en hul deure te alle tye gesluit te hou. Dit volg op ’n vlaag gewapende rooftogte in die omgewing. Volgens ’n woordvoerder van die polisie, konst. Chrisy Young, teiken die misdadigers inwoners en steel elektriese toestelle. Sy sê dat die groep van ongeveer sewe mans ook vermoedelik by gerapporteerde kapings betrokke was, waar koeëldoppies op die toneel gevind is. Young maan mense om nie die rowers te konfronteer nie, aangesien geweldadige aanvalle ook plaasgevind het. ’n Macassar-inwoner is egter steeds hoopvol dat ’n inhegtenisneming sal volg nadat sy ’n slagoffer van ’n gewapende rooftog aan die einde van verlede jaar was. Volgens die vrou het haar 16-jarige seun net na 21:30 die weeksaand ’n verband

by die bure gaan haal. “Vyf minute later het ek die sekuriteitshek wat hy oopgelos het, hoor oopgaan en ek het gedog dis hy wat terugkeer.” Sy was geskok toe ’n vreemde man, gevolg deur nog twee mans, by die voordeur inkom. “Toe ek opkyk was dit nie my seun wat voor my staan nie, maar ’n vreemde man met ’n vuurwapen in sy hand,” vertel sy. Volgens die vrou wou sy van die bank af opspring, maar nadat die man sy vuurwapen in haar gesig gedruk het en dreigend aan haar gesê het, ‘I’m going to shoot you’, het sy bly sit en stilgebly. “Take the TV,” het hy een van die mans beveel. Hul platskerm televisiestel is ontkoppel en die rowers het daarmee in ’n donkerkleurige Volkswagen Golf gevlug. Mense met inligting oor die gewapende rooftogte kan ao. Adele Pretorius by 082 444 5900 bel.

to rebuild his life. Blaauw said tenants are not being accommodated by the body corporate and that they were emailed by Lewis on Friday to tell them they “will have to find their own

Vrou bang vir ontsnapte DELIAH BRINKHUIS

Die Macassar­polisie soek hierdie man wat vermoedelik by ’n aantal rooftogte by huise in die gebied betrokke was. Die verdagte is een van ’n groep wat ook met ’n reeks geweldadige kapings verbind word.

accommodation until they have further information”. Readers who are able to help the displaced residents may contact the DistrictMail or email cassy.vaneeden@media24.com.

’n Inwoner van Somerset-Wes sê sy lewe in vrees nadat ’n vermeende bendelid en inbreker uit polisieaanhouding ontsnap het. Volgens die vrou, wat verkies om anoniem te bly, het die man Donderdag 6 Februarie omstreeks 16:45 toegang tot hul kantore in Caledonstraat verkry. Sy sê al die deure was toe en die sekerheidshekke was ook gesluit. “Ek het skielik in ’n man wat reg voor my staan, vasgekyk,” vertel sy. Sy sê volgens die man het hy werk gesoek en was die hek oop. Twee vroue, wat in ander kantore in die gebou was, het by haar aangesluit. Hulle het die sekuriteitsmaatskappy, wat binne mi-

nute op die toneel was, en die polisie ontbied. Volgens die vrou is ’n steakmes met ’n stomp punt en ’n roomysstokkie in die verdagte se rugsak gekry. “Dit was so gevorm om hekke se slotte saam met ’n ander voorwerp oop te forseer.” Die vrou het ’n derde keer die polisie gebel voordat hulle ’n paar minute later daar opgedaag. Volgens konst. Suzan Jantjies, woordvoerder vir die SomersetWes-polisie, het die man omstreeks 22:00 dieselfde aand uit die polisieselle ontsnap. Jantjies sê dit is steeds onbekend hoe die verdagte ontsnap het, maar dat die polisie weet waar hy hom bevind. ’n Saak van huisbraak, diefstal en ontsnapping word ondersoek.


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Concerted action protects learners

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Police at the bridge in An­ dries Pretorius Street where baby Amber was found on Saturday.

Homeless man saves baby DELIAH BRINKHUIS Wrapped in a black rag, a ripped umbilical chord around her neck with ants on her little body – which was still covered in amniotic fluid – and barely breathing. This is how a homeless man, Martin, and his dog found a newborn baby that was abandoned under a bridge in Andries Pretorius Street in Somerset West on Saturday. Constable Suzan Jantjies, spokesperson for the Somerset West Police, says the baby was found at 11:00. Judith and Tony Cross from the Somerset West Neighbourhood Watch were shopping close by when they heard a request for an ambulance at the scene where the baby was found. Judith says Martin’s dog had sniffed the baby out. “Martin immediately picked her up and called his friend, René, who was nearby.Theyrushedupthehillintoastreet. Coincidentally, a police vehicle passed and René flagged it down.” Judith says she took the baby from Martin and wrapped it in a picnic blanket that was in their car. “I stroked her cheek, but she did not move, her body was cold, but I could see that she was breathing,” she recalls.

Judith says paramedics arrived shortly thereafter and attended to the baby. “One of them said that the baby needed a name and another immediately suggested ‘Amber’, as in ambulance. Judith says all agreed that Amber was indeed a beautiful name – and Amber was taken to the Helderberg Hospital. She says she and another member of the neighbourhood watch visited Amber in hospital on Monday and found her to be in good condition. “She weighed 3 kg and looked well,” Judith says. Judith says that since posting Amber’s story on their Facebook page, hundreds of comments had been posted. They had also been overwhelmed by the countless offers for donations from everywhere – including a new mom kindly offering breast milk. However, Judith says, the neighbourhood watch is still setting up a network and will only accept donations once this is up and running. Jantjies said a case of concealing of birth is being investigated. Anyone with information on the whereaboutsofthemother,oranyinformationthat may assist in the investigation, can phone Detective Warrant Officer James Robertson at 021 850 1370.

Somerset West man survives hijacking DELIAH BRINKHUIS A Somerset West man who was hijacked at his home in Helderview last Tuesday has survived the nightmare. According to Constable Suzan Jantjies, spokesperson for the Somerset West Police, the man (46) was hijacked when he stopped at his gate at 22:00. Jantjies said he didn’t have the gate’s remote with him and he stopped at the intercom for his wife to let him in. A dark coloured vehicle stopped behind him and a man quickly walked towards him. This man forced the victim to the back seat of his Mercedes-Benz. Two more men joined them, getting into the front of the Mercedes.

Jantjies said the men drove off in the direction of Mew Way. They then took him to a shack in Khayelitsha, where they assaulted him, took his bank card and forced him to give the his PIN code. When the shack became quiet he suspected that he was alone and managed to escape. Jantjies said a police vehicle was patrolling the area and were able to assist the man. A 27-year-old man from Driftsands was arrested last Thursday and appeared in the Somerset West Magistrate’s Court on charges of hijacking, possession of an unlicensed firearm and stolen property. His bail application will be heard on Monday. His accomplices are still at large. Anyone will information can phone Warrant Officer Carleigh Noemdoe on 021 850 1335.

knifed across the throat and the attacker fled with his Samsung Galaxy S4. Two men were taken in for quesHelderberg Crime Watch/Vetioning last week following the tus Schola (HCW/VS) has been robbery of two Parel Vallei High called in to patrol the area. Hugh School learners, but were released Roe, HCW operations manager, when they could not be positively says foot and vehicle patrols are linked to the crimes. done in cooperation with the poConstable Suzan Jantjies, lice. “Part of the initiative was to spokesperson for the Somerset hand out flyers. These flyers have West police, says that although the spread the right message, as over two initial suspects had to be rethe last three days only three chilleased, the investigation into the Mika Cannon’s cell­ dren were spotted outside the robberies continues. phone was stolen two school with visible cellphones or Last week the DistrictMail re- weeks ago. tablets.” He added that three susported that two learners were robbed of their cellphones while walking home picious-looking people were seen by the patrol from school (“Outrage after attacks on teens”). teams and another reported by a parent. All Grade 11 learner Mika Cannon tried to hold the suspects were questioned by the police. School principal, Ettienne Gouws, says it on to her Huwai P6 cellphone while walking down Parel Vallei Road after school on Wednes- has been wonderful to see the “fantastic reday 5 February. Her hand was almost bitten sponse” from the community. “We are disappointed that these incidents happened, but varand the phone stolen. Tanner Crouch (16) suffered a cut to his ious security companies have come to the fore throat during an attack on Monday 17 Febru- and the police are also patrolling the area ary, but he was not seriously injured. His as- around the school.” Both Roe and Gouws confirmed that since sailant came at him from behind and demanded his cell phone. The grade 10 learner retaliat- the inception of the patrols, no incidents have ed by punching his attacker. Tanner was been reported.

Smash and grabs on N2 reported Motorists travelling on the N2 are warned to be cautious after a few smash and grab incidents at the N2 (Macassar) and Baden Powell off-ramp were reported. According to Constable Chrisy Young, spokesperson for the Macassar Police, the first incident happened on Sunday 2 February at about 14:45. Young says a woman had stopped at the intersection when a man smashed the small rear passenger’s window. The suspect

grabbed the handbag, containing cash, personal documentation and a cellphone that was lying on the back seat. Another motorist fell prey to the prowlers at the off-ramp on 7 February at about 10:45. Young says a man approached the woman driver asking for change. He walked away when she said that she did not have money, but immediately turned around, smashed the back window and took her handbag from the back seat.


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Locals conquer Cape to Rio JAMEY GORDON

DALEEN FOUCHÉ

“To be able to say that you have completed a transatlantic journey is amazing, but it is even more so when you’ve been granted the opportunity to see it through with family.” These are the words of Scott Kelly (37), a member of the Kelly family from Somerset West who along with the Gough family teamed up to participate in the 2014 Cape to Rio Yacht Race. Scott, James and John Kelly, and their lifelong friends Chris and Dave Gough set sail aboard the Tulliana, a 46-foot Leopard Catamaran which formed part of the fleet of 36, on Saturday 4 January. The fathers and sons team completed the race a gruelling 23 and a half days later. Scott recalls being overcome with mixed emotions until excitement kicked in moments before leaving from Table Mountain in Cape Town. A treacherous storm approached early the next morning and a recorded death of another yachtsmen in the fleet sparked some fear in the young adventurer. According to Scott having prepared themselves as well as the yacht together for a month plus the crew’s combined experience as sailors, served as consolation. “My dad (John) and Dave have been sailors for 25 years, and my brother (James) and I have 10 years experience. Chris having represented SA in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in October, is also

Plaaslike familie se geskiedenis vasgevang

Chris Gough, Scott Kelly, Dave Gough, James Kelly, and John Kelly took on the challenge as “Fathers and Sons” on the Tulliana, a 46­ foot Leopard Catamaran, which formed part of the fleet of 36. atalentedsailor.Sowewereingood hands. “I guess being on sea with family for three weeks can evoke quite a range of emotions, which could have been worse,” laughed Scott. The avid sailor says in order to stay ahead in the race and survive another day, they decided to sail right into the eye of the storm. Scott says this made for the best winds which aided their lead of the fleet, which lasted until the second last day of the race. But, this did not mean that the Tulliana crew did not experience testing times. “We had to deal with torn sails which had to be fixed, a toilet that was out of order and generator problems to say the least,” said Scott. The Nomad crew claimed first

place in their division and Tulliana, who arrived in Rio four days before the Myrtle of Bonnievale and the HQ2 was second. However, on handicap the Myrtle of Bonnievale placed first, Tulliana second and Nomad third. Scott says having completed the race feels great, especially after he enteredtheracein2000withhisdad and only reached Namibia. He says they could not complete the race that year because the mast broke. “Besides the fleet of boats, dolphins, flying fish, oil rigs and tankers off the coast of Brazil – which gave us a tough time when trying to dodge them at night – sunsets after sunsets were also to be seen. “We even caught fish while at sea. It was a profound experience.”

’n Plaaslike inwoner van SomersetWes, Gert van der Merwe, is pas klaar met sy derde en selfgepubliseerde boek wat handel oor die bekende plaaslike Morkel-familie en hul plaas wat eens die grootste deel van die Helderberg beslaan het. Die Morkels van Die Bos omskryf die 300 jaar wat die Morkels op die plaas Die Bos deurgebring het. Volgens Van der Merwe is die Morkels van die min Suid-Afrikaanse families wat al langer as 300 jaar op dieselfde plaas woon en waarvan die plaas steeds in familiebesit is. “Tien geslagte van Morkels het dié plaas oorgeërf.” Van der Merwe sê hy wou eers net ’n paar bladsye oor die onderwerp skryf, maar kort voor lank het die manuskrip in ’n boek verander. Hy het met van die plaaslike Morkels sowel as Morkels van oorsee in verbinding getree om inligting te bekom, maar het ook baie inligting van hul familiewebwerf ontgin. Volgens Van der Merwe was Die Bos op ’n tyd oor die 500 ha groot, waarvan daar vandag 5 ha oor is. Hy sê die bekende plaas het ontstaan toe Vergelegen, wat destyds besit is deur Adriaan van der Stel, opgeveil is nadat Van der Stel verwyder is as goewerneur van die Kaap en teruggestuur is na Nederland. Van der Merwe sê sy gunstelingverhaal uit sy boek handel oor ’n groep matrose wat gestrand was op Struisbaai en al die pad na die Morkels se plaas gestap het. Van der Merwe verduidelik dat daar drie

weergawes van die verhaal in sy boek opgeneem is. Lesers moet maar self besluit watter een die waarheid is. Van der Merwe se belangstelling in die Morkels het ontstaan toe hy en sy vrou na Heritage Park toe verhuis het. Hy verduidelik dat Heritage Park een van die laaste dele van die plaas is wat verkoop en ontwikkel is, slegs 15 jaar gelede. “Die hardkoppige wingerdstokkies kom steeds elke seisoen op.” Hy sê dit is vir hom belangrik om stories vas te vang terwyl daar nog mense is om dit te vertel. Van der Merwe se eerste boek handel oor die Koue Bokkeveld waar hy geboer het en sy tweede boek is ’n outobiografie. Daar is sowat 50 eksemplare van die boek beskikbaar. Dit kan by Van der Merwe bestel word by gert123@telkomsa.net.

Gert van der Merwe met die boek wat hy geskryf het oor die beken­ de Helderberg­gesin, die Morkels.


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Paviljoen word gou verbeter DALEEN FOUCHÉ Die omgewing by Strand se Paviljoen sal binnekort herontwerp word om dié gesogte toeristeaantreklikheid weer op standaard te bring. Die Stad Kaapstad beoordeel tans tenders vir die konstruksie van die verbeterings, en sal daarna ’n aanstelling maak. Catherine Stone, direkteur van ruimtelike beplanning en stedelike ontwerp, sê afhangende van interne prosesse en indien daar geen besware van die publiek is nie, kan die projek teen middel Mei begin. Die hele parkeerterrein en handelsarea sal herontwerp word. Die handelsarea sal weg van die seemuur geskuif en verbeter word. Die parkeerterrein word opnuut geteer en afgewerk met bakstene, ingeboude bankies en dekoratiewe elemente. Stone sê die projek sal ongeveer 16 weke duur. Die koste sal eers bekend wees wanneer die tenderproses afgehandel is. In ’n vorige onderhoud het Dave

Die Strand se seemuur het veral by die Paviljoen verbrokkel. Dit sal ver­ beter word sodra die nodige goed­ keuring verkry is. Die handelaars word ook verskuif. Venter, raadslid vir die Strand, gesê die Stad Kaapstad beoog om ’n elektroniese permitstelsel vir stalletjieeienaars in werking te stel sodat slegs een stalletjie per familie toegeken kan word. Verder sal ’n bestuurder vir die stalletjies aangestel word (“Planne om vervalle strand reg te

ruk”, DistriksPos, 24 Oktober 2013). Die omgewingsimpakstudie vir die opgradering en herbou van Strand se seemuur moet nog deur die departement van omgewingsake en ontwikkelingsbeplanning goedgekeur word. Brett Herron, burgemeesterskomiteelid vir vervoer, sê dié projek sal moontlik eers in die eerste ses maande van 2015 begin. Die begroting vir die eerste fase van die muur beloop R60 miljoen en behels die herbou van 300 meter wat strek van die paviljoen se parkeerterrein tot by Sarel Cilliersstraat. Herron sê die projek behoort oor ’n tydperk van 12 maande voltooi te word. Hy sê die werk is nodig omdat die bestaande muur gereeld oorspoel word, wat eiendom en lewens in gevaar stel. Die Stad Kaapstad is onlangs aangesê om R12 000 aan die departement van omgewingsake en ontwikkelingsbeplanning te betaal. Die rede is dat noodwerk in 2009 aan die muur gedoen, maar die omgewingsimpakstudie was nog nie voltooi nie. Dié studie is later ingedien, en ’n administratiewe fooi is gehef.

IN MEMORIAM: Mrs J C Loots, better known as Koe­ koe, passed away suddenly on 15 February at the age of 87. She was a resident of Somerset West her whole life, and lived in Jan Swart, Home for the Aged in the Strand, for the past three years. She was a be­ loved volunteer at various service organisations in the Helderberg during her lifetime, and did volunteer work at the Helderberg Hospital. She fell ill with Dementia a few years ago. Koekoe had very fond memories of her work and had numerous certificates and memora­ bilia on her wall. She leaves behind two sons and three grandchildren.

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20 Februarie, 2014

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Mail Staan saam teen misdaad Met die onlangse toename in gewapende roof by plaaslike besighede en die dramaties transito rooftog by die Vergelegen Kwikspar, moet die vraag gestel word of die plaaslike polisie die kapasiteit en hulpbronne het om die neiging van gevaarlike misdaad stop te sit. Die plaaslike polisie het hulle hande vol. Tog kan die polisie nie alleenlik die massiewe taak aanpak nie. Slegs wanner die gemeenskap hulle samewerking gee en pro-aktief betrokke raak, kan moontlike oplossings gevind word. Die Strand en Somerset-Wes se sentrale sakekerne is reeds besig hiermee deur Sentrale Opgraderingsgebiede te stig. Sal ander sakenodes in die Helderberg die voorbeeld volg?

Dankie De Jonghs ’n Groot dank aan De Jonghs Paneelkloppers (De Kockstraat, Strand) vir baie goeie en vriendelike diens. Mnr Dirk de Jongh het ook sonder huiwering die ekstra myl geloop en my mooi en met insig verduidelik wat hulle gevind het toe my motor vir spuitverf by hulle was. Mens is nie meer deesdae sulke toegewyde en behulpsame diens gewoond nie. Hartlike dank aan De Jonghs Paneelkloppers.

W JORDAAN STRAND

Dankie aan almal Hiermee wil ek net weereens die Sylvester-familie, Allen, Marina en Nikita, asook die Leaner-gesin, Arlene, Gretchen, Tia en Leah bedank vir hul ondersteuning. ’n Groot “dankie” ook aan Dr. Y Ebrahim en personeel, die Foundation-gemeente, my kinders Lee-Jane en Merencia, en my maat Phillip Cornish. Die Here het my gehelp dat ek my droom verwesenlik het. Ek wou al die jare ’n versorger van beroep geword het. En, nou is ek die kans gegee. Dit wys net, ’n mens is nooit te oud om te leer nie.

JANE HENDRICKS

Sizzling hot:

The heat wave that has moved across South Africa in recent days has coincided with some “heated” news on the econom­ ic front, with petrol price increases and expected consumer pressures raising temperatures even further. Although the petrol price remains largely unpredictable, the Weather Bureau can predict with accuracy that weekend temperatures will again be above 30°C!

Large puff adder in yard no match for security company Just after 22:00 (10:00 pm) on Saturday 15 February I discovered a big puff adder right outside my kitchen door. It was upright and hissing at me, and I off course was shouting hysterically. My husband managed to move it with a broom, behind our dustbin. We did not know where to get a snake catcher that late on a Saturday night, so I took a chance and phoned the Somerset West police.

My call was answered straight away and I was told that they would send a snake catcher immediately. Within minutes I got a call from Vetus Schola asking for directions and they arrived shortly afterwards. They removed the snake and we were told it would be micro-chipped and milked for serum. Great thanks to the police and Vetus Schola for their prompt service so late at night.

MRS D BOSCH

UNWELCOME GUEST: This puff adder was found outside the writer’s home.

Who is the greater criminal here, the suspect or the police? Shortly after we wished Madiba “Hamba kahle” and heartfelt, most sincere sentiments still reverberating globally, my deepest fear was confirmed when I witnessed a defenceless man being brutalised: assaulted by the police first, then by a car guard and afterwards, very violently, by yet another big man, in full public view. Twenty years of democracy and the new South Africa is a place of shame. Madiba is proverbially the man from Nazareth but rejected by fellow Nazarene because the Madiba standard is just too high to do. This was confirmed on Friday 10 January 2014. The incident happened behind the Strand Town Hall, at about 14:30. A young foreigner fled from the police. We were glad when the assumed criminal was caught. However, what followed was sickening. He sat on the side walk: handcuffed and surrounded by, among others, four policemen. Approaching the scene I witnessed one policeman kick the man hard against the sole of his feet. Another bystander said he also witnessed a car guard do the same. Worst was when a big guy ap-

peared from nowhere and kicked the handcuffed man very hard on his mouth. He fell backwards with a subdued groan. People in nearby flats watched from above; no one said a word or objected to this treatment of the man. A while ago my wife saw a warning on TV that the public should not confront the police as some are dangerous. And so I initially was prevented from interfering. An Afrikaans speaking man approached and challenged the policemen saying: “You mean if my son was arrested for stealing a chocolate anyone would be free to assault him as well!” And thank heavens some of us maintain a sense of justice; a feeling for fellow humans irrespective of the person; some still think and stand up to confront and challenge wrong. God bless this dear brother! A bystander believed that the assaulted man was one of two thieves and couldn’t confirm if a chocolate was involved; someone mentioned robbery. The question is: who is the greater criminal? And while the law has caught up with him will it catch

up with bad police, who sanctimoniously ask of Joy Citizen, not to take the law into her own hands but do just that by handing down sentence without charge or verdict? And while justice will be meted out to him, they get away free... A constitution ensuring heaven on earth and, St Madiba, a light to planet earth: all spectacular and awe inspiring against the somber sky, but justice needs to be done and we, by the looks of it, in a thousand years, will be unable to rise to the occasion.

TERRENCE BASSON MACASSAR

(Deputy Station Commander for the Strand Police Lt.Col Sanele Zama says, “The complaint has been handed over to an officer for further investigation. If any of our members committed any wrong doing, disciplinary procedures will be followed.Strand South African Police Service and its management does not condone any of the mentioned actions where people take the law into their hands whether by our members or the public. Anyone who witnessed the incident must contact Lt Col Sanele Zama of SAPS Strand on 021 854 9100.

Verandering nie altyd voordelig En toe word die Dorpsmeent sommer net so stil-stil Strand Square. Waarom? Wie was so dom? Wat was fout met die woord “Dorpsmeent”? Sal die naam weer na Dorpsmeent of Die Meent verander word as ons voor die nuwe Square begin staak en rommel strooi en buitebande brand en toyi-toyi? Of wat van sommer net “demand” dat die naam weer na Dorpsmeent verander moet word? Om alles te verander, het nie altyd voordele nie.

W JORDAAN STRAND

Concern over dogs in hot car To the person driving a maroon Peugeot station wagon, registration CFM 448..., parked behind Nedbank in Somerset West at 14:45 on 12 February, how would you like to be left in the back of a hot car in a small space? It was 30 degrees that afternoon and you left your two dogs, a German Shepherd and a smaller dog, in a roasting hot vehicle. Do you know that it gets much hotter in there than the 30 degrees outside and that the slightly open front windows really do nothing? Would you do the same to your children or grandchildren? Please think.

L MINNAAR SOMERSET WEST


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Menings Views

20 February, 2014

Sê jou sê ) Graag wil ek vir die Somerset­Wes munisipali­ teit vra om asseblief mense in te lig wanneer hulle die krag gaan afsit vir instandhouding. Ons het die hele Sondag sonder krag gesit in die bloedige hitte en dit sonder dat ons geweet het daar word onderhoud gedoen. Kry julle prioriteite reg! ) Net ’n groot dankie aan die persoon wat ons dogter gehelp het (ondersteuning, water ens. ge­ gee het) na haar motorongeluk in Hoofweg net verby die Steynsrus stopligte op Dinsdagoggend 4 Februarie. Ook Angelique van ER Ambulans vir hulp en bemoedigende woorde. Dit word op­ reg gewaardeer. Dankbare ouers ) Saterdag 15 Februarie: Snikhete dag in Strand. Motors op sypad, dubbel geparkeer, selfs op fire hydrants. Waar is die verkeersdeparte­ ment? Dit is ’n skande! Inwoner ) Would like to know from Helderberg munici­ pality why no recycling bags are picked up in Helderberg Park? ) Ek wil graag by wyse van dié boodskap my dank betuig aan Herman Ras en sy personeel van die Securite wat my bygestaan het toe my motor onklaar geraak het in Victoriastraat op pad Strand toe. Dit het op ’n gevaarlike draaitjie in die pad gebeur en hulle het die motor uit die pad gestoot en saam met my gewag tot die insleep­ dienste my motor kom verwyder het. ’n Week daarna is ek van my selfoon in my huis beroof en weereens was Securite soos blits hier. Die poli­ sie was ook spoedig hier plus die ondersteuning van ’n motorfiets­ondersteuningsarm. Nogmaals dankie vir die hulp verleen aan my en ek kan net

met lof getuig oor Securite en die polisiediens. J.M. du Plooy ) Dié SMS is gerig aan die vark wat my blou Citi Golf by die Mall gestamp het en weggery het. Jy is slegter as slangsleepsel. Die dag sal kom wanneer jy in dieselfde bootjie sal wees. C. Botha, Strand ) The middle islands in Somerset West look dull with no flower­welcome like Stellenbosch. Com­ pared to Stellenbosch, Somerset West looks aw­ ful. No colour, no flowers and the landscaping is pathetic. Stellenbosch’s town planner had a vi­ sion. Does our municipality care about our little town at all? Let’s beautify Somerset West Main Road again. Plant flowers on the islands, fix the fencing, beautify walk ways and think tourists. ) I see a lot of people complaining about no place for the children in schools in the area. In my opin­ ion, it’s all the Jo’burgers that move here that take all our places up. Now locals struggle to find schools for their children. Funny how the crime rate has also gone up a lot. ) Aan die eienaar van die huilende woef in die omgewing van Arumlaan 12 of 14. Jou woef soek aandag, of wil inkom. Doen iets asseblief! Ure se aanhoudende huil is nie vir die woef lekker nie en ook nie vir die buurt nie. Besorg­oor­woef ) On almost reaching home the other day, I real­ ised I left money in ATM. I rushed back, never expecting to get the money. There was a lady drawing money and I asked her if she perhaps saw money there, but she shook her head. Then a wonderful man approached me when he heard I’d lost my money and handed me my R350. He waited there to see if I came back. Thank you my good Samaritan. God bless you! I never even got your name, I just hugged you. You are special.

Stuur jou sms na 32465. Begin die sms met die woord MENSE en tik dan jou boodskap. Sê dankie, geluk, jammer, lief jou....

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We would like to invite our regular diary advertisers to send us pictures of their events for inclusion in our Social or Diary section. THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY SOMERSET WEST: ) The Reach for Recovery Breast Cancer Support Group meets in the boardroom of Mediclinic Vergelegen at 09:30 for 10:00. Join in and share your experience with others. 0 082 357 0497. VRYDAG 21 FEBRUARIE STRAND: ) Die Strand Dienssentrum in De Villiersstraat hou elke Vrydag ’n verkoping van ou klere, wit olifante en meer. 0 021 854 4552. SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY SOMERSET WEST: ) Quality hand­made arts and crafts at the Coun­ try Craft Market at Southey’s Vines, 186 Main Rd, 09:00­14:00. Bookings open for the annual Ap­ proval Day market on 1 May. All welcome to apply. The fee is R120. Visit www.countrycraftmar­ ket.org, or phone Gill on 021 852 6608. STRAND: ) Agtien mans van ACVV Huis Jan Swart sal mee­

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ding vir beste potmaker. Kaartjies R45 pp (sluit rys en vars tuisgebakte brood in). Verskeidenheid van skaap­ en hoenderpotte. Marius Dippenaar maak musiek. Etes kan van 17:00 afgehaal word. Basaarpoeding is ook te koop teen R6. Bestellings by Anderésa of Henriette by 021 854 3763. GORDON’S BAY: ) Gordon’s Bay Bowls Club car­boot sale in par­ king area (opposite Pick n Pay) from 08:00­12:00. R15 per parking bay. Please supply your own ta­ bles or sell out of your boot. 0 076 104 5795. SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY SOMERSET WEST: ) The Dennis Brothers will be performing live at the Olde Oaks Market at 3 Derrick Drive, Somerset West Business Park. The Animal Rescue Organisa­ tion will be selling books, T­shirts and more. Any donations for the Single Parents Helping Hands (toiletries or stationery) can be dropped off at the market. 0 Mandy: 082 374 6648. MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY SOMERSET WEST: ) The Arthritis Foundation Helderberg meets in the Mediclinic Vergelegen restaurant at 19:00. Guest speaker and holistic health therapist Patsy Mullany discusses the impact deep­seated emo­ tions have on physical symptoms. Mullany’s part­ ner Anne van Helden will also be talking about the complementary therapies she offers. All wel­ come. 0 Aletta van der Watt: 083 270 4842. ) If you are living with someone whose drinking is affecting you or you are experiencing problems having lived with an alcoholic, there’s help at Al­ Anon family support group. Meetings every Mon­ day at 20:15 in St Paul’s Catholic Church hall, Andries Pretorius St. 0 Jackie: 021 851 7660. WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY SOMERSET WEST: ) iThemba LABS on Old Faure Road holds a public lecture by Dr Peter Johnston, climate scientist at the Climate System Analysis Group at UCT, 18:00­ 19:00. Topic: Climate change. No charge. RSVP: 021 975 4052 or belinda@cadizstreet.co.za.


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Promosie Promotion

20 Februarie, 2014

Seven steps to ensure a fun party for kids To organise a fun party for kids which keeps them occupied and entertained can be a challenging task for any parent. Here are seven easy steps to ensure that your child’s party is enjoyed by all. 1. The entertainment for the party should ideally start 15 minutes after the party has started. It

is a good idea to also indicate this on the invitation. Entertainment can be anything from a magic show (even if the dad is the magician), to an outdoor movie or a sing-along. 2. The next step for a great party is to host some games for kids, who by this time are probably starting to get restless. The games will also

help the kids to work up an appetite. Traditional games like musical chairs and pass the parcel are always popular with kids. A piñata is also a fun way for kids to practice hand-eye co-ordination. 3. After the games, the kids will be ready for their party meal. A good idea is to make all the necessary arrangements before the party starts. Try to keep the amount of junk food and sweets to a minimum and rather try to present healthy options in a fun manner. 4. After everyone’s belly is full, it is time to open the presents. 5. Once all the presents have been opened the cake can be served. This is also a good time to take photos. 6. After the formalities have been completed, allow the kids to play on their own accord. 7. Send all the friends off with a gift bag.

Donné Oosthuizen(7) was delighted to blow out her candles.


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BLOMMEKLUB: Die Strand Blommeklub se tema by hul eerste vergade­ ring van 2014 was Flambojant. Kim Zimmerman (foto) het Tanta­ lising Textures baie kreatief uitgebeeld. Elsa Smit het goud verwerf met haar uitbeel­ ding. Margaret du Plessis het ’n trofee ont­ vang vir jarelange vrywillige blomontwerpe in Huis Esperanza. Die klub vergader elke eerste Dinsdag van die maand in die Her­ vormde Kerksaal, Strand om 09:00. Bel Smit by 021 853 6430 vir meer inligting.

Kim bespreek lyne in ontwerp Die Helderberg Blommeklub vergader op Dinsdag 25 Februarie in die Somerset-Wes biblioteeksaal. Die gewilde blomdemonstrateur Kim Zimmerman, voorsitter van die Wes-Kaapse beoordelaarspaneel, sal vertikale en horisontale lyne in rangskikkings demonstreer. Dit is die lyne wat saamgevoeg word om ’n massa-ontwerp te doen soos wat onder meer in kerkruikers gebruik word. Enige persoon is welkom om lid van die Helderberg Blommeklub te word. Vir navrae of meer inligting bel die voorsitter Jannie du Toit by 072 473 2420.

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Persian carpet specialists With 18 years experience behind his name, Clive Jefthas is the proud owner of the Persian Carpet and has truly become a specialist in his field. Persian Carpet opened its doors in 2008 and is based in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek from where it serves the entire Western Cape by offering cleaning and repairs of Persian carpets. “We are unique because we have a mobile cleaning unit and will come to you for the collection of your carpets. We can

also sell your Persian carpets for you,” he said. The Persian Carpet specialises in the restoration of Persian Carpets including refringing, moth damage, overcasting, holes and securing. They also offer professional restoration and cleaning of all carpets, dhurries, kelims and handmade rugs.For a free quotation, contact Clive on 073 184 9977 or email clive.thespecialist6@gmail.com. You can also visit www.thepersiancarpet.co.za.

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Bonsai byeenkoms Boland Bonsai vergader Saterdag om 09:00 in die Botaniese Tuin in Stellenbosch. Fritz Joubert en Sieg Coetzee gaan die klub meer van die wortel-oorrots-styl leer en ’n praktiese les gee in hoe om ’n vy op ’n klip staan te maak. Mense kan hul eie bome saam bring vir bespreking. Bel Marie-Louise du Plessis by 082 715 0856 vir besonderhede.


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Vermaak Entertainment

20 February, 2014

Are you planning to make your journey to the epic and famous RAMfest this year for a whole weekend of alternative music? Why not take your chances to win a double ticket worth R1 400 to the festival through DistrictMail?

Biffy Clyro, from Scotland, is one of the interna­ tional acts at this year’s RAMfest. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

Five international bands will join 30 more from South Africa in the picturesque Elandskloof outside Villiersdorp (really a hidden beauty in the Boland) to put up an unforgettable fest of real alternative music. This year it is being held from 6 to 9 March and has Biffy Clyro (Scotland), Foals (UK), Killswitch Engage (USA), Camo & Krooked (Austria) featuring Dynamite MC (UK), Trivium (USA) and VuvuVultures (UK) in the line-up. These international bands have sold millions of albums, have won coveted awards, have charted on the Billboard 200 and play major festi-

vals worldwide. The South African greats include Protoculture; Gangs of Ballet; ISO; aKING; Taxi Violence; P.H.FAT and many more. RAMfest 2014 tickets are Black Cat Bones, one of South Africa’s best available at http://goo.gl/ live acts. wuiZKF, from www.ramtps://www.facebook.com/ramfest, fest.co.za or plankton.mobi. Ticket prices (including full week- or follow updates on Twitter @ramend camping) are currently R700 fest (tag #RAM2014). ) To stand a chance to win the tickeach. Only valid ticket holders can take part in merchandise competi- ets, go to www.districtmail.com and tions on RAMfest social media pages. click on Competitions for further inDirections and the GPS location of structions. Register as a user on our the venue are on www.ramfest.co.za. website first. The competition closes Fans can also go to Facebook at ht- on Friday 21 February at midnight.

Cupid takes a trip to the Playhouse Cupid, an original play written by Daniël Geldenhuys, will take to the stage at the Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West today (Thursday 20 February). In the play, which is presented by KADS (Kelly’s Amateur Drama School), Cupid helps the lonely find love and then looks for love himself. Can love really conquer all? Even when it’s in the hands of one of the most wanted teenagers in the universe? Between Cupid’s constant trips to earth to make people fall in love, his mother trying to ship him off to cloud school, and the mother of all villains trying to sabotage him, he’s got a lot on his plate. The show runs until 1 March at 19:30 and at 14:30 on Saturdays. Tickets are R55 and can be booked at Computicket.

Three of the actresses in Cupid, Claudia Selb, Emma Rubidge and Jade Beale.

Songbird Minette opens concert season For the opening concert of their 2014 season, the Somerset West Music Society presents a vocal recital by Minette du Toit-Pearce (mezzosoprano), with piano accompaniment by Pieter Grobler. This takes place at 18:00 on Sunday 23 February in the library hall, and includes songs and lieder by Brahms, Schumann, Wolf, Britten, Rodrigo and Barber. Minette was born Minette du Toit­Pearce in Cape Town and gained an honours degree in Minette currently teaches singing at Stellenbosch Uni- singing at the Stellenbosch versity. Conservatoire of Music. She joined the Spier Opera Non members can obtain Company in 2001 and toured tickets at the door, R60 for with them to London, where adults and R30 for students. she was also a finalist in the For more information 2009 Wigmore Hall Interna- phone Essie Koekemoer tional Song Competition. 021 856 1847.

BARRY HILTON AT MONKEY TOWN: South African comedy legend Barry Hilton will per­ form his rivet­ ing new show The Way I See It, at the Cheeky Mon­ key in Somer­ set West on Fri­ day 28 Febru­ ary at 20:00. His new show gives audiences a peek inside the goings on in his quirky head. Hilton has a delightful knack of find­ ing the ludicrous and humorous in daily situ­ ations, turning what seems perfectly normal on its head to make us laugh at life. Tickets are R100 per person and can be booked with Christine on 076 129 9903.

Party with a purpose If the 80s was your favourite decade – with big hair, tight pants, shoulder pads and the best memory-making music, then step back in time at the Helderberg Hospice 80s Party at Star Bar in Somerset West on Saturday 1 March. This party, organised by the Somerset1 Facebook group, aims to raise money to buy a much-needed fridge and stove for the kitchen at Hospice House. This will be of direct benefit to the patients in the 10bed ward, which is a vital part of the special care Helderberg Hospice provides to the local community. Tickets are R50 per person and R150 for VIP tickets. They are available from the venue on the corner of Victoria Street and Main Road as well as the hospice shops in Drama Street, Somerset West and the Pano-

Join local rocker Jesse Jordan (left) and Rachel Neuhoff at the 80’s party at Star Bar on Saturday 1 March. rama Building, Strand. Great prizes for the best dressed are up for grabs. You can even visit one of the shops to get your 80s look together. For more info, phone Patricia on 082 731 5736 or visit the Somerset1 Facebook page.

Weekend Gig Guide ) Friday 21 February – Nic Stevens performs at Die Watergat pub at Gants Centre, Strand at 21:00. ) Saturday 22 February – Francois van Coke will be performing at Bertie’s Moorings in Gordon’s Bay. Entrance is R40. Show will start at 21:30. – Fredi Nest is live at Die Watergat Pub at 21:00. ) Sunday 23 February – Catch Gert Zandberg at Die Watergat pub at 17:30.

) Sunday 23 February – Gerald Clark is on stage at Bertie’s Moorings at 18:00. – Clint & Co perform live at Springbok Blues in the Gants Centre, Strand at 18:00. Phone 021 854 7787 to book. ) Monday 24 February – In case you missed last night’s performance of Clint & Co, you can catch them at Springbok Blues at 20:00. ) Wednesday 26 February – Karaoke night at Die Watergat pub, Gants Centre.


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20 Februarie, 2014

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New mall set for grand opening in April DALEEN FOUCHÉ An upmarket hyper-size Checkers is set to open with the grand opening of the Helderberg Hyper Mall on 24 April. This redesigned Checkers Hyper will serve as the retail store’s flagship for their new concept of hypersized stores. The new Helderberg Hyper Mall is situated off De Beers Road, next to the Somerset Mall. The mall will feature the largest Checkers store in the Helderberg, measuring 8 200 m², plus a Checkers liquor store in a separate store. The Checkers will offer 24 standard pay points and an additional 12 express tills. Checkers is the second big retailer to open a flagship store in the Helderberg. Woolworths recently redesigned their store in Waterstone Village and launched the shop as the group’s new national flagship in November. The Woolworths measures 1 624 m² and includes a coffee shop. As a result of the refurbishments, the Woolworths at Waterstone Village experienced its most lucrative holiday season (“Festive spending in Helderberg varied”, DistrictMail 16 January 2014).

Gavin Jones, spokesperson for Acucap Properties Ltd, developers of the Helderberg Hyper Mall, says the refrigeration and tiling for the Checkers store is complete and the Checkers team will now move in to work on shelving. The new mall will also feature a House and Home section measuring 1 800 m² and a state of the art storage facility spanning over two levels and measuring 7 600 m² in total. Helderberg Hyper in its entirety will measure 23 000 m², which will also include 100 free parking bays. An additional 17 smaller shops will include two coffee shops, hairdressers and shops focusing on home improvement and decor. Jones says because of the new The new Helderberg Hyper shopping mall off De Beers Road, which will feature centre’s close proximity to the tenant, opens in April. Somerset Mall, Acucap Properties Ltd attempted to create a unique by environmental authorisation being situated next to the natural shopping experience and not to du- processes with the provincial De- Geelsloot river system. Jones pointed out that developers partment of Environmental Affairs plicate any services or products. He says not one of the chosen te- and Development Planning and had to go through a second Environnants is currently trading any- business zoning applications with mental Impact Assessment that focused on the development’s impact where else in the Somerset West the City of Cape Town. Jones says the long application on the river, which he believes was Mall or in the surrounding retail processes paid off when the develop- successful, due to no flood damage node. The new mall is three years in the ment survived the floods of Novem- being experienced. He added that the developers are making, two of which were taken up ber 2013 without incident, despite

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a Checkers Hyper as the anchor currently upgrading roads surrounding the development, including De Beers Avenue. Jones says the architects on the team put a lot of effort into the design to create an aesthetically pleasing building. The design uses wood and facebrick, integrated with ceramic tiles and splashes of greenery.

Column: Smoke and mirrors The year 2013 marked the launch of a “revolutionary” new savings product, the main selling point being that investors don’t pay upfront costs if the underlying investment does not deliver a predetermined or targeted return. It is not my place to debate whether or not an investment in this product is in the best interest of the investor, but I want to comment on the principle of this product which, in my opinion, after having studied product material, seems to be a lot of smoke and mirrors. Unfortunately this complex and sophisticated product structure typifies the evolution of certain savings products over the last few years. The problem facing investors and financial advisors is that they continuously have to research and compare these new-generation products with old traditional savings products to identify which of them offer value and which might be a closet-case Ponzi scheme. I understand that this is

not an easy task because on face value, you are not comparing apples with apples. I have found the simplest structures to be the most effective because a simplistic product structure allows investors to understand what they are investing in and also allows one to differentiate between charges within the product. These charges include: the cost of asset management, the cost of financial advice and the cost of administration. We know that the return of the product depends almost entirely on the performance of the underlying assets, less the total cost to the client, and therefore these factors need to be the focal point of any comparison. When you start comparing products, you might be surprised to find that marketing material for some of the complex products focuses predominantly on product features and reported “benefits” rather than on potential return and costs. So why keep things complicated?

I think it is because, unfortunately, simple does not sell. Further, it is easier to hide costs from investors in complex structures. It keeps investors uneducated and less likely to ask difficult questions about performance and costs. Complex products require greater capital investment to develop and administer and therefore require higher ongoing charges and profit margins. It helps to keep companies relevant because if all products are the same, the market might consolidate and remove inefficient providers. I confess I am not completely independent in this debate, as I prefer investing in a product that I understand and that I can explain to my 89-year-old grandmother. I am sure there are complicated and sophisticated products that are not all smoke and mirrors, but finding them is like finding a needle in a haystack. This article was written by Johan Grandia.


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Skole Schools

20 February, 2014

84STE VER­ JAARSDAG­ BOOM: ’n Keur­ boom is onlangs by die Hoërskool Hottentots­Holland geplant om die skool se 84ste verjaardag te vier. Steve Roux, voormalige HHH skoolhoof, het die boom geskenk en dit ook self by die skool geplant. Van links op die foto is Zihle Mad­ zidzela (leerder), Geoff van der Voort (huidige skoolhoof), Steve Roux (voormalige skoolhoof) en Ke­ vin Dockrall (on­ derwyser en voormalige leer­ der).

NUWE SKOOLHOOF VIR HENDRIK LOUW: Die Laerskool Hendrik Louw het in Januarie 2014 hul nuwe skoolhoof, John Reyneke, verwelkom. Reyneke, ’n gebore Vrystater, was voorheen skool­ hoof van die Hoërskool Rob Ferreira in Witrivier waar hy diep spore getrap het. Reyneke is met Louise getroud en die egpaar het twee kinders. Hy is positief oor die nuwe fase in sy lewe as skool­ hoof van Laerskool Hendrik Louw en hy beskou die skuif Wes­Kaap toe as ’n positiewe belewenis vir hom en sy gesin. Hy kan as `n ware onderwysman be­ skryf word en sê dat hy nog altyd ’n onderwyser wou wees wat kinders kan begelei tot verwesenliking van hul potensiaal. Hy het groot planne vir die skool en voel dat hy as skoolhoof steeds ’n invloed in kinders se lewens kan hê.

NUWE ONDERWYSERS BY LOCHNERHOF: Hier is Lochnerhof se nuwe jong onderwysers vir 2014. Agter (van links) is Madri Basson (internskap), Tertia Vorster (Gr. RR) en Soléille van der Merwe (Gr. R; en voor: Esmé Anker (Gr. 5), Z.W. Kotze (Gr. 5B), Inge Truter (Gr. 3) en Yolandi Maritz­Vermeulen (skeppende kuns) Inlas: Charlene Steenkamp (Gr. 6 en 7).

NUWE BESEMS VIR STRAND: Nuwe onderwysers by HS is agter van links Jurgens Jou­ bert sportorganiseerder), Elmien Nel (LO), Lizette Dippenaar (Afrikaans Huistaal), Lydia Opperman (Fisiese Wet,) en Christel Smit (Besigheidstudies). (Voor): Hannelie van Lill (be­ marker),Megan Taljaard (RTT, Wisk.), Juliana Kotze (Besigheidstudies) en Alana Stemmet (Engels).

HS­LEERDER HAAL DIGBUNDEL: Sané Erasmus van Hoër­ skool Strand (HS) het aan die Jip Poë­ siekompetisie deel­ geneem. Haar ge­ dig, Kakofonie, is uit honderde gekies om in ’n digbundel op­ geneem te word.

JEUGWEEK BY OAKDALE: Gordons­ baai­inwoner Ba­ rend Marais en ko­ miteelid van die VCSV van die Hoër Landbouskool Oak­ dale in Riversdal was een van die or­ ganiseerders van die onlangse jeugweek wat deur ds. Riekert Botha aangebied is. Ds. Botha het die vestiging en bou van gesonde verhoudings aan die 350 seuns oorgedra.Die week is af­ gesluit met ’n pa­en­seun­aand waartydens die seuns en hulle pa’s saam toegespreek is en daarna is lekker om die braaivleisvure gekuier en pa’s en seuns kon in tente oor­ nag. SKAAKMAT: Somer­ set­Wes inwoner Mi­ chael Basson, ’n leerder van Hoër Landbouskool Oak­ dale, het as lid van die SWD se o.16A­ span van 15 tot 18 Desember aan die Suid­Afrikaanse juni­ or skaakkampioen­ skap met sy meer as 2 100 spelers deelgeneem. Nadat hy aanvanklik die knie moes buig teen Limpopo­ en Sedibeng­muni­ sipaliteit, het hy moedig herstel deur gelyk­ op te speel teen Tshwane­munisipaliteit en op oortuigende wyse oor Noord­Wes, Kwa­ Zulu­Natal en Ehlazenie­munisipaliteit geseë­ vier.


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Hoërskool Strand kraai koning by interskole Hoërskool Strand bly steeds onoorwonne nadat hulle vir die tweede agtereenvolgende jaar as wenners van die jaarlikse Somer-interskole aangekondig is.

Hoërskool Parel Vallei het die Megan Robertson­geestrofee by die jaarlikse interskole tussen hulle, Hoërskool Strand en Hoërskool Hottentots Holland gewen. Die tema was Zorro. Van links is Logan Meyer, Danielle Versveld, Lane Herrewyn, Courtney Raoult, Megan Venter, Bianca Visser, Max Ver­ ster en Nienke de Wet. FOTO: SA SCHOOLS PHOTOGRAPHY

The 1st Cricket team of Hottentots­Holland High School set up a new school record in their Interschools match against Parel Vallei High School. HHH scored 345 runs! Parel Vallei were bundled out for a meagre 129 runs, giving HHH a victory by a margin of 216 runs. Keanen Brinkhuis top scored with a brilliant 141 runs, backed up by Keanu Barry, head boy at HHH, who scored 59 runs. Damian Jooste took 5/22 for HHH. At the back are Dylan Jafta, Dumisa Madola, Neville Abrahams (capt.), Dam­ ian Cairncross, Nadeem Crombie, Keanu Barry (vice capt.) and Kevin Dockrall (coach). Front: Damian Jooste, Keanen Brinkhuis, Walid Smith, Umar Crombie and Adil Mouton.

COUNCIL: The Natural Learning Academy’s student council was recently announced. At the back, from left are Kananelo Mabeba, Adam Railoun and Dominique Pieters; (front): Jacques Bezuidenhoudt, Franco Viljoen, Sa­ rah de Jongh and Sonya Linkov.

VALSBAAI SE LEIERS: Hoër­ skool Valsbaai se prefekte vir die jaar is van links, Vivienne Nortje, Dan Mieke Janse van Rensburg, Se­ bastien Roux en Delano Gold­ berg.

Strand het die byeenkoms teen Hoërskool Parel Vallei en Hottentots Holland met 3425 punte gewen – dít teenoor Parel Vallei se 3184 punte en Hottentots Holland se 2052 punte. Verder is die Arende in besit van vyf uit agt van die span-trofeë, die seunstrofee, die meisiestrofee en die algehele wennerstrofee. Boonop kom agt van die top 10 meisies-prestasies uit Hoërskool Strand, asook drie van die top 10 seuns-prestasies, die Victrix Ludorum en beste presteerder van die dag. Strand het die volgende spankompetisies gewen: seuns o.14 en o.17; meisies o.15, o.17 en o.19. Mercia Oosthuizen was die beste atleet van die dag met haar skitterende 90 m hekkies wat sy in 12,90 sekondes afgeblits het. Sy was ook die Victrix Ludorum van die dag met 3515 punte op die ASA-tabel vir die meisies o.15 90 m hekkies, 300 m hekkies, 100 m en 200 m. Daar is 26 rekords gedurende die byeenkoms verbeter, 18 daarvan deur Strand-atlete: • Mercia Oosthuizen verpletter die meisies o.15 90 m hekkiesrekord van 14,60 s na 12,90 s • Mercia Oosthuizen verbeter meisies o.15 100 m van 12,8 s na 12,3 s • Melissa Niemand verbeter meisies o.15 hamergooi van 27,33 m na 33,95 m. Clarise Lerm het ook die vorige meisies o.15 hamergooi-rekord oortref deur 32,60 m te gooi. • Cherize Steyn verbeter die meisies 400 m hekkies van 1:09,4 na 1:08,7 • Michelle Laas en Elke Briedenhann oortref albei die vorige hamergooi-rekords. Elke gooi 36,74 m en Michelle 38,85 m, terwyl die vorige rekord 34,58 m was.

TOP STUDENT: Sonya Linkov of the Natural Learning Academy (NLA) was the school’s top matric student for 2013. Her results were: English 89%, Afrikaans 95%, German 96%, Design 95%, Visual art 84% and Life Orientation 95%.

Hoërskool Strand­kapteins Savannah Käsner en Jaco de Wet met die wen­ trofeë. • Michelle Laas het ook in die meisies o.17 gewigstoot ’n rekord opgestel deur van 10,69 m te verbeter na 10,76 m • Delia Meyer verbeter die meisies o.17 5 000 m stap van 29:14 na 28:22,2 • Simoné Rossouw verbeter die meisies o.17 driesprong van 9,77 m na 9,83 m • Jodri Oosthuizen verbeter meisies 400 m hekkies van 16,10 s na 15,80 s • Savannah Käsner en Christine Kritzinger verbeter albei die meisies o.14 driesprong na onderskeidelik 10,42 m en 10,12 m vanaf 10,08 m • Savannah Käsner het ook die meisies o.19 hoogspringrekord van 1,61 m na 1,63 m verbeter • Gershon September verbeter die seuns o.14 200 m vanaf 25,3 s na 25,10 s. • Thabo Nthuthu verbeter die seuns o.17 stap van 27:39 na 26:45:20 • Zaid Williams verbeter die seuns o.17 800 m vanaf 2:03:2 na 2:00:40 Die meisies o.15 4x100 wedloop se tyd is ook verbeter. Hier is die beste meisiesatlete: 1.Mercia Oosthuizen (Hoërskool Strand) 2.Mercia Oosthuizen (HS Strand)

NEW BEGINNING:The NLA welcomed two new staff members and also appointed a new deputy principal at the school. From left are Altya de Vil­ liers (deputy principal), Ilani Dijk (English, Life Orientation teacher), Marianne Bezuidenhoudt (Afrikaans and English teacher).

3.Delia Meyer (Hoërskool Strand) 4.Savannah Käsner (HS Strand) 5.Skye Boshoff (Hoërskool Parel Vallei), 6.Mercia Oosthuizen (HS Strand) 7.Shannon Vermeulen (Hoërskool Strand) 8.Cherize Steyn (Hoërskool Strand), 9.Janida Gouws (Hoërskool Strand) 10.Chrizaan van der Walt (Hoërskool Parel Vallei) Die beste seunsatlete is: 1.Ulrich Retief (Hoërskool Strand) 2.Chadé Levendal (Hoërskool Hottentots-Holland) 3.Craig Smith (Hoërskool Hottentots-Holland) 4.Hedley Alexander (Hoërskool Parel Vallei) 5.Mika Vermeulen (Hoërskool Hottentots-Holland) 6.Robin Coetzee (Hoërskool Hottentots-Holland) 7.Leon Strauss (Hoërskool Strand) 8.Qiyaam Darries (Hoërskool Hottentots-Holland) 9.Zaid Williams (Hoërskool Strand) 10.Tavin Jacobs (Hoërskool Parel Vallei)

VISIT TO ABALONE FARM:The Grade 5’s of Applewood Preparatory School in Grabouw are learning about the won­ ders of our oceans in Natural Science. They recently visited the Abagold abalo­ ne farm in Hermanus where they learnt about how abalone is farmed on a large scale under controlled conditions.

HOOFLEIERS VIR 2014: Hendrik Louw se hoofleiers vir die jaar is onlangs bekend gemaak. Van links is Jolindi Snyman (onderhoofmeisie), Reneè Malan (hoofmeisie), Chris Langeveldt (hoofseun) en Francois Marais (onderhoofseun).


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Skole Schools

20 Februarie, 2014

T20 TEAM: Somerset College’s team are geared up for the T20 Cricket Festival this Sunday. At the back from the left are: Ben Henderson, Franco Carstens, Nic Trafford, William Sendin, Chris Goudvis, Marcus Nel, Dylan de Haas and Tyler Oliver. Front: Phillip Carstens, Johnathan Sloane, coach Hilton Toro, Elliot Moses (captain) and Kayle Tessendorf.. T20 AT SOMERSET COLLEGE: Marcus Nel (Grade 10) at a practice session for the annual Somerset College T20 cricket festival that will be held at the college on Sunday 23 February. Somerset College, Wynberg Boys’ School, Paarl Gym and Paul Roos will play against each other. Omar Henry, president of Boland Cricket will officially open the event and matches will start at about 09:00. The play­off for third and fourth place will be at 13:00 and the final at 13:30. Breakfast rolls will be sold In the morning and boerewors and chicken prego rolls will be on sale later. in the day A tuck shop will also be available.

TAKING THE LEAD: The prefects of Mondeor Eco Primary School for 2014 are, in front from left: Clinton Jansen van Rensburg, Caleb Flaendorp; (middle): Zara Fourie, Daniella Roos, Nathan Richter and Kirsten Kleve, Max Nieuwoudt, Lothario Elbrink; (back): Jamie Lopez, Stefan Burger, Brandon Brand, Megan Roberts, Carl Adams, James Rixon and Luke Blignaut.

Daniella Roos is the head­ girl of Mondeor Eco School for 2014.

The head prefects Mondeor Eco High School for this year are, from left, Ashley Fletcher (deputy prefect), Ross­Michael Taylor (head prefect) and Charne Germishuizen (head prefect).

Carl Adams is this year’s headboy of Mondeor Eco School.

Open evening at Helderberg High School LORETO’S HEADS: Loreto Primary School prefects re­ ceived their badges at a special academic mass held at St Peter’s Catholic Church on Friday 31 January. Head prefects from left are Jonay Swart (deputy head girl) and Malaika Ramos (head girl).

Join Helderberg High School on their open evening on 18 March. The event will be held on the school’s premises in Helderberg College Road from 18:00 onwards. For more information call 021 855 4949.

HS ERVAAR DUITSE TRADISIES: Hoërskool Strand se Duitse­klas het aan die einde van No­ vember verlede jaar 2013 met ’n tradisionele Duitse Kerspartytjie by die skool afgesluit. On­ der die bekwame leiding van Frau Groß, het hulle Kersversierings gemaak, Plätzchen (‘n soort koekie) gebak en na Duitse Kersmusiek geluister.


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VICTRIX LUDORUM EN VICTOR LUDORUM: Laer­ skool De Hoop­leerder Mie­ ke Basson is as die victrix ludorum van Interskole 2014 aangewys terwyl Dal­ von Blood van Laerskool Beaumont met die victor lu­ dorum­trofee weggeloop het. DE HOOP WEN INTERSKO­ LE 2014: De Hoop­kapteine Willem Grönum en Mieke Basson ontvang die wentro­ fee vir Interskole 2014 na­ mens hul skool.

NAELLOPE: Jason­Lee Plaat­ jies, Justin de Mornay (SWPS), Niel Raath en Wil­ lem Grönum (De Hoop), Dalvon Blood en Dean Bun­ dy (Beaumont) meet kragte in die seuns o.13 aflos­ stryd. FOTO’S: KINÔSI IMAGES

FIKSE FIETSRYERS MAAK PV TROTS: Vier spanne van Parel Vallei het ingeskryf vir die 24 uur lange Oak Valley Bergfietsafloskompetisie wat op 1 en 2 Februarie plaasgevind het. Die deelnemers het meegeding vir die maksimum getal rondtes in 24 uur, terwyl hulle deurnag die strawwe enkelspoorroete aangedurf het. Parel Vallei se eerste span het die eerste plek behaal in die skolekategorie en sodoende stof in Paul Roos en die Paarl Media­span se oë “getrap”. Hulle het ’n ongelooflike 42 rondtes en 496 km gery! Die tweede span het vierde geëindig met 37 rond­ tes en het 436 km afgelê. Parel Vallei bedank ook hul borge: Mediclinic Vergelegen en Velo Life­fietsrywinkel. Hier is Matthew Keyser, Kayne Correia, Juri de Bruyn, Joshua de Freistas en Grant Keet.

Name your sport star All talented young sports stars in the Helderberg once again have the opportunity to be entered into the Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month competition which is run by the DistrictMail in conjunction with SuperSport. The competition starts this month (February) and ends in November and is open to all young sportsmen and women competing in any sports. Clubs, schools, coaches, teachers and parents may nominate a boy or girl between the ages of 8 and 20 who have excelled (provincial or national colours) in their particular sport. Nominations with a short explanation and a photo (if possible) describing why this person has been nominated for the award should be sent via email to the Jamey Gordon at jamey.gordon@media24.com. The winners of each month will be featured in DistrictMail and will each receive a sports hamper from SuperSport. Monthly winners will receive certificates and the overall winner a trophy and other fantastic prizes from SuperSport at the final prizegiving at the end of the year. This event will also be televised. The SuperSport and DistrictMail’s judges decision is final and will not be changed. For more information, phone Jamey Gordon on 021 853 0211.

HENDRIK LOUW WEN: Hendrik Louw se o.13A krieketspan het op 5 Februarie Somerset College met 9 paaltjies gewen.Voor (van links) is Lian Carpenter, Charl Morkel, Leigh Robyntjies, Liam Kloosman, Tou­ feeq Baard en Keagan Steers. Agter is Chris Langeveldt, Taro Steg­ mann, Tiaan Engelbrecht, Chadwin Brown en GW Bruwer.


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Stuur alle sosiale foto’s na / Send all social photos to: | illana.frantz@helderberg.com

Blue Bottle celebrates new ownership

Ronald Cadle (left) won a hamper after par­ ticipating in a game. With him is René du Plessis from Cape Legends.

The Blue Bottle store in Main Road Somerset West, previously known as the Sunrise Liquors celebrated their 16th birthday and new ownership on Friday 15 February. Product samples like wine and shooters were on offer to customers and several prizes were given away during the day.

The Blue Bottle team are, manager Hendrik Kruger (left) and owner Hanjo Human (middle) with shop assistants Saretta Adolf and Elriese Wessels.

Merese Clark (left) and Steven Slotouwer enjoy a glass of wine.PHOTOS: DALEEN FOUCHÉ

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Tommy Körner bought some white wine and ciders to battle the heat.

Nicky van Zyl tickles his tastebuds with some of the products on offer as part of the birthday celebrations.

ANNIVERSARY Wally and Kate Knott recently celebrated 67 years of mar­ riage as well as their 94th and 93rd birthdays respective­ ly. The cou­ ple have lived in Somerset West for their entire marriage, with Wally growing up in the Strand and Kate moving to Somerset West in the 1940s.


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Algemeen General

20 Februarie, 2014

Mall’s Way to Go competition winners announced Somerset Mall recently congratulated the winners of their Way to Go competition held from 1 October until 31 January. The purpose of this competition was to enhance the overall customer service at Somerset Mall. The concept was to host a 12-month customer service programme with the focus on influencing customer service by incorporating a reward system for good performance and providing customers the opportunity to vote for the best service. To participate in the competition customers had to vote for a staff member who went the extra mile. The promotion was based on the following four pillars: measurement, tenant feedback, training and reward. The competition yielded a whopping 9 899 entries. The R2 000 grand prize was won by Sharfa Fanie from Chic Shoetique, who received the most votes for the duration of the competition. The tenants who received a monthly R1 000 cash prize for receiving the most votes for excellent customer service are: Angelita Cilliers from Zuri (October), Sharfa Fanie from Chic Shoetique (November and Decem-

Kyle Thorburn from Harvey World Travel and Peter Lourens, the winner of a Garmin Nuvi 50 GPS.9 sponsored by Dion Wired.

Kyle Thorburn and first prize­winner Pamela Scheepers, who won a holiday for two adults to Mauritius valued at R20 000.

From left are: Juliana Truter, Neville Coetzee from Sasha International, Jenny February from Chic Shoetique (who received the prize on Sharfa Fanie’s behalf) and Retha Muller.

ber) and Neville Coetzee from Sasha International (January). Valued shopper Pamela Scheepers won the first prize: a holiday for two adults to Mauri-

tius valued at R20 000 from Harvey World Travel. Second prize went to Peter Lourens, who won a Garmin Nuvi 50 GPS.9 sponsored by

Dion Wired. Somerset Mall would like to thank sponsors Harvey World Travel and Dion Wired who made this competition possible.

RHINO CARE: Bernina Somerset West do­ nated about 80 rhino soft toys to the chil­ dren’s wards at the Helderberg Hospital and Stellenbosch Hospital on 14 February as part of the “I Love the Rhino” campaign, sponsored by Bernina and aims to raise money for the Rhino Action Group Effort (RAGE). A T­shirt Embellishment competition acts as the fund­raising component of this campaign. Entry is R20 and all the proceeds go to RAGE. Pictured is the Somerset West Bernina team. From left is Warren (market­ ing), Neil and Estelle Wilshere (owners) with Lou­Ellyn Pienaar (promotions).

PHOTO: DALEEN FOUCHÉ

St Joseph in Macassar hou dans vir boufonds Die St Joseph the Worker Anglikaanse kerk in Macassar hou op 28 Februarie ’n Valentynsbal in die ou gemeenskapsaal. Die funksie is ’n geldinsameling vir die kerk se boufonds. Die dans begin om 19:00 en die welbekende Elginairs-dansorkes sal die musiek maak Mense is welkom om hulle eie eeten drinkgoed saam te neem. Kaartjies teen R100 kan by Rozette Jephta by 082 610 1340 of Beryl Uys by 084 951 4887 gekoop word.

Help Rape Crisis by donating goods Rape Crisis Helderberg in Somerset West needs your help with donations. They are in need of good secondhand clothing, appliances and furniture for their thrift shop. The funds raised at the shop are used to help survivors of rape in the Helderberg. Anyone who can support the organisation can phone Colleen Louw on 021 852 5620.


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20 February, 2014

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20 February, 2014

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ELECTRICAL & DIGITAL 1625

TOWNSHIP ANIMAL RESCUE will be at the Country Craft Market on Sat. 22 Feb from 11:152pm and at the Audacia Root 44 Market, (cnr R44 and Annandale Roads) on Sat. 22 Feb & Sun. 23 Feb from 11:15-3pm with beautiful dogs, puppies, cats & kittens of all shapes, sizes and ages. We are desperately in need of volunteers who can help out for a couple of hours at the markets! Foster or permanent homes desperately needed and a piece of land to rent on which to house our rescued dogs. Tinned dog and cat food urgently needed. Without this we will have to close down and many dogs and cats will suffer in the townships. Tel. 021 855 1824 or 084 423 5991 for more info. www.townshipanimalrescue.co.za

ELECTRICAL 1810

ATECH ELECTRICAL (Pty) Ltd. Installations, Maintenance, Certificate of Compliance. Also available on weekends. Arno 079 522 6758.

YORKIES - 8 weke oud. Pragtige klein soort met mooi kleur gesiggies. Ouers KUSA geregistreerd. WE BUY BEDDING, Goeie bloedlyn. Prys baie LINEN, Curtains, baby/children clothing, billik. 082 789 2920 Tv's, fridges & any household items. Ph. 084 989 6712 WANTED TO BUY 1675

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ABANDON your search! CASH for modern clothes, shoes, children's clothing, fancy dress, linen, kitchenware, books. I collect! % Carol 082 890 5749.

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS INTERIOR 1835

DSTV/TV/DVD SERVICES 1807

GARDEN & IRRIGATION 1825

GENERAL & HOME SERVICES BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION 1801

BUILDING PLANS 1802

WANTED: Military Items, swords, bayonets, knives, old coins, bank notes, war medals, clocks, old toys, watches, watchmaker tools, stamps, old cameras. Tel Mac 076 104 8511 / 082 340 4464. Cash paid.

JOHN DE GOEDE LANDSCAPING • Waterwise gardens • Bromelia's and other waterwise plants • Create your own exclusive rain forest. Call John 074 1916 784 or 082 696 1211

ABOUT FURNITURE WANTED: Queen Ann and Victorian lounge suites, Grand Father clocks and Roll Top desks. Call 021 853 1341 or 082-771-3650. DEFY W/MACHINE & T/DRYER combo R950-00. 13 kg LG Topload w/machine R950-00. Call Victor 079 217 7155.

CARPENTRY 1874

INGEBOUDE KASTE Slaapkamers, kombuise, muureenhede, hang van deure en skirtings. Gratis kwotasies en beste diens! Kontak 083-704-0115 CLEANING SEVICES 1805

EMBUIA, Stinkhout, Geelhout en Swarthout meubels gesoek, asook "Queen Anne" & "Victoriaanse" sitkamer-stelle. Kontak Freddie by 8543998 of 082 9237 283.

0 ATTENTION 0 Elite House Office Cleaning provides service daily/weekly for Spring Cleans, Windows & Ironing. From R80 per shift. % Dalien 082-335-5027 / 021-852 6122

IRRIGATION / BESPROEING Installations, repairs, service. Professionals. Best prices, ref. avail. Francois 081 801 9120.


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PEST CONTROL 1850

H BUGS BE GONE H Roof rats & mice, cockroaches, ants, crickets, spiders, bed lice, fleas, flies, termites etc. and all weed control. Call us on 078 952 8150 or 083 533 3877.

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0 AAA : ATTENTION 0 Elite Removals: Removal of garden refuse, building rubble, household refuse. Treefelling and any small loads (incl. furniture). % Danie 082-337-9532 / 021-852 6122 FOXLOAD RUBBLE REMOVAL Plot & garden, building rubble, household refuse. Free quotation. Contact Ryno 0761594949 Tel 021-853 8693

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PAINTING 1872

QUALITY REMOVALS Removal of garden and household refuse Gerrit 079 501 5598

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

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

SECURITY 1865

STORAGE: 88 ON MAIN STRAND 24 Hours security Armed Response 34 Secure Units from R300 per month plus Vat Contact: Gerhard 021 8418556 gnel@rolagrp.co.za


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Gordonsbaai R 3 500.00 2 Slaapkamer woonstel in sekuriteitskompleks met 1 badkamer, oop-plan kombuis en leefarea. Swembad in kompleks. Kontak: 021853 6527 of 021 853 2266 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692.

112 BESIGHEDE Antomar Makelaars Vir lys, navrae of webblad: www.antomar.co.za GARDEN FLATLET Tel. 021-8552603 Furnished flatlet available on a Guest Farm, situated between Stellenbosch and HOLIDAY & Somerset West. Suitable TRAVEL for a single lady, non-smoker and nature appreciative. Regret NO underSELF CATERING graduate students or males. 2626 Enjoy the benefits of living SELF-CATERING on a guest farm, located HOLIDAY APARTclose to adjacent towns. MENTS & MOORINGS R3200 per month (services TO RENT IN included) HARBOUR ISLAND. For further information Please contact Paula on contact: 082 555 9318. Jacana Guest Farm, Stellenbosch E-mail: VEHICLES dave@jacanafarm.co.za * No telephonic enquiries or farm visits ACCESSORIES, SPARES without prior arrange& MODIFICATIONS ments, will be accepted

STRAND (Eden) R609 000. Gated Complex, 2 Bedrms + bic, 1 full bathr, living area, kitchen + bics + oven & hob & u/counter fittings. Burglar bars & gates, B/yard + parking. 073 489 6333. STRAND: R640 000.00 Spacious, free standing 2 bedroom townhouse in popular security complex. Call Anke 076 173 3311.

STRAND. Ruim gesinshuis, 4 sl, 3 badk, sitk, gesinsk, braaik, groot kombuis / wask, dubbelafdak en ruim staanplek agter hek, in Broadway 68 of werk en woon op dieselfde perseel. R9800 pm. Tel. 072 216 3926.

ROOMS TO LET 3315

Aanbevole. - Verblyf 3 Ster w.stel & B/B of kamers in STRAND vanaf R250 p/kamer. 0799600359 STRAND: Netjies gemeub. kamers vanaf R150 p.d. SKAKEL 072 745 7421

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2 Bedr. house with kitchen & livingroom. R3 200 pm, 42 Brewery Rd., Strand. Excludes water & sewage. Available 1 March. Contact Mr. Desai at 021 824 1743.

EMPLOYMENT WANTED

Strand R 10 000.00 p.m.– Ruim 3 slaapkamer woonstel in Kusweg. 2 Badkamers, oop-plan kombuis en leefarea met balkon en seeuitsig. 2 Kelder parkerings, geen diere. Kontak: 021853 6527 of 021 853 2266 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692.

CARS FOR SALE 3025

Charcoal Opel Astra 1.6 2004. 122 000 km. Immaculate condition. R80 000. Contact Matthew on 074 138 5691. MOTORS EN BAKKIES GESOEK Skakel 079 777 1729 TRAILERS 3040

HOUSES FOR SALE 3275

House for sale Somerset W. R1 420 000, upmarket, secure complex. 3 B/r, 2 baths. Kitchen cherrywood, granite. Double garage. Private sale. 082 570 3000. PROPERTIES

FLATS TO RENT 3250

STRAND R6 655.00 pm – 3 Slaapkamer dupleks met 1.5 badkamers, gaste toilet, moderne oop-plan kombuis en leefarea met privaat patio, braaiplek en tuintjie. Enkel motorhuis. 1 Klein troeteldiertjie welkom. Kontak: 021 853 6527 of 021 853 2266 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692. HELDERVUE, gemeubileerde w/s beskikbaar vir enkel persoon. Eie ingang en baie privaat. R2 450p.m. W+E ingesluit. Beskikbaar 1 Maart. Tel. 083 375 8201.

I'M LOOKING for domestic work, full time or chars. I'm good in cleaning and ironing. I have contactable refs. My contact number 073 746 3338.

I am 46 years old, looking for gardeners job for Wed, Thurs, Fri. Very reliable and trustworthy. Phone Washington at 079 633 6988. Ref. available.

I'M LOOKING for everyday work or chars or sleep in. With reference. Contact number 074 770 1054.

I am a Malawian woman looking for a job as a housekeeper. Contact Rejoice on 061 056 4689. Reference on 082 926 2750.

I am a young Malawian loo3670 king for a job as housekeeA ZIM LADY is looking for ping or garden boy or any a job as a domestic wor- other work I can work. Call ker. For chars, Mon, Tue 074 515 1875. and Thursday. Please contact Sandra at 084 889 I am a Zimbabwean lady 2664. For ref. Caren 084 looking for chars Tues580 2151. day, Thursday & Saturday. I am 25 years. My conA Malawian lady looking tact number is 083 505 for domestic work, Mon 0059. to Fri. Good with children. 2 Years experience. Ph: 082 I AM BERTHA, a Mala308 4538 for reference. Sofi wian looking for a job as 084 881 4090. a domestic worker in Helderberg area. The one you can rely on! My contact nr is 084 958 7865.

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Strand R 3 950.00 p.m. – 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1 vol badkamer, oopplan kombuis en leefarea. 1 Klein troeteldier welkom. Kontak: 021-853 6527 of 021-853 2266 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692.

Hi, my name is Mary. I am 30 yrs, looking for char as a housekeeper. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. U can contact me on 078 821 5540.

I am looking for a job as chars or domestic work and babysitting. For more information, please contact me on 081 059 8535. I AM LOOKING for domestic work for everyday or chars. I have 8 yrs exp with refs. I am a hard worker. Please call me on 072 391 7722.

GORDON'S BAY Summervale. Immaculate 2 bedroom, with bath and shower, large lounge, diningroom. Views of sea and mountain. Heated pool, restaurant, frail care and medi clinic. Shops one block away. R4500 pm. 083 301 8133.

LAWRENCE IS LOOKING FOR A JOB AS A GARDENER. Ref: 076 145 1001. Also have a security certificate. Contact me: 071 962 2826. Looking for housekeeping or chars. I have exp. & contactable refs. Contact Alicia on 078 705 0552. Looking for work for my English speaking domestic worker for Mon., Wed. & Fri. She is hard working, willing and trustworthy. Call me on 082 469 0045. MALAWIAN LOOKING for a job as a gardener or any kind of job as a general worker. 084 341 1477 or 060 498 8381. MALAWIANS are looking for jobs as gardeners or any job. Call 061 175 6907. My baie betroubare en eerlike huiswerker Mirriam soek werk vir Maandae en Donderdae in die Gordonsbaai, Somerset-Wes of Strand area. Werk al 3 jaar by my. Tel nr: 073 908 6827

A Malawian man seeking a job as a gardener, painting, sanding and housekeeping. Work very well. Contact Malaga on 073 893 6892.

My excellent, trustworthy worker from Zimbabwe is looking for char work 3 times a week. I am Selina, reliable. I'm Contact 021 855 3405 or looking for 3 days Monday, 073 174 2747. Wednesday, Friday as housekeeper. Reference availa- My very reliable, hardble, contact Mrs. Loots 021 working char is looking 850 0879, 082 586 2552. for work on a Saturday Contact me: 073 245 7689. morning. Please contact Jenny cell: 082 901 2636 for I'M A 30 YR old lady loo- a reference. king for domestic work, everyday or chars. I have 3 yrs experience and a GENERAL work permit. Call 071 958 3680 5621.

A PLUMBER looking for a plumbing position. I am a Zim man, looking for a position as plumber. Ref. avail. Call Kushie on 073 412 8835.

I'M A MALAWIAN lady looking for a job as a housekeeper, full time or chars. 3 Yrs experience. Contact 083 672 4572. Reference 084 552 0483.

A Zim lady looking for a job as everyday, chars or sleep-in. Exp in cleaning, ironing & care of kids. Good and hard working. Refs avail. 084 883 2946.

I'M A MALAWIAN looking for a job as a gardener and housekeeping. Ref: 021 856 0837. Manford 078 342 1284.

A MALAWIAN man looking for 4 days from Tuesday as a gardener or a housekeeper. I was born on 26 Dec 1972. Call me on 073 556 7074 or 084 775 4191.

I'M A MALAWIAN looking for a job as a gardener, housekeeper or any EARN EXTRA MONEY domestic work. I am 28 delivering pizza's for years old. Contact me on Debonairs Somerset West. 078 438 4413. Ref 083 292 Come in and speak to Jack. Anna is van Zimbabwe 0739. en betroubaar. Sy soek werk vir Maandag tot I'M A MALAWIAN man Saterdag. looking for a job as a garSkakel 060 526 6732. dener and housekeeping. RETIREMENT UNIT: Contact me on 074 571 Schonenberg - SomerCATHRINE ZIM LADY, 8141. set West. Fantastic 3 experienced in housekeebedroom, 2 bathrooms, ping seeks chars for Mon- I'M A SOUTH AFRICAN indoor braai and 2 garages. day, Wednesday, Friday or lady looking for a domestic Available immediately Saturday. Contact Cathy work. I have experience R12 000.00 pm. Contact: 071 029 6479. Ref 083 283 and reference. My 082 442 5577. 1119. cellphone number is 073 517 3740. DOMESTIC WORKER. I am looking for a dome- I'M AKON. I'm looking PLOTS/STANDS stic job. I have experience for a job in Security Grade 3295 and am a hard worker, C & D. I have a good quaAVROY SHLAIN honest and reliable. My lification. My number is COSMETICS ROME GLEN PLOTS 083 745 3449. Sales Agents needed •North facing seaview plot contact no: 082 666 0790. Earn 25 to 31% commission with a view of Table Moun+ incentives monthly. tain, 1050m2 . R795 000. Contact Peggy •850 m2 , R695 000. 081 469 4427 Helmuth von Michaelis peggydesousa@ 021 851 7076 082 658 1680 gmail.com A Zim lady looking for a job as a housekeeper. Contact Julieth 078 284 7338. Refs available.


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Geklassifiseerd Classifieds Administratiewe Pos Bogenoemde is ‘n pos vir ‘n dame in ‘n klein maar besige besigheid te Stellenbosch. Vereistes: Christen, nieroker. Ouderdom: 25-35. Bestuurderslisensie met eie betroubare vervoer. Moet kan multi-task, stiptelik en akkuraat wees. Moet ten volle tweetalig wees. Persone met sekretariële ondervinding en rekenaargeletterheid sal voorkeur kry. Stuur asseblief 2 bladsy CV na oeevds@gmail.com Allrounder seamstress to do clothing alterations on industrial machines for shop in S/west. Pls cont. 021 8520641 or 084 299 4434. Aluminium Installeerder Status Aluminium in Strand benodig dienste van 'n installeerder. Slegs aansoekers met baie goeie ondervinding, goeie verwysings & bestuurslisensie sal oorweeg word. Skakel 021 854 4563. EXPERIENCED SALES EXECUTIVE required for RETAIL shop in Somerset Mall. Send CV and recent photo to personell@iafrica.com ARMED RESPONSE OFFICER VACANCY Our Client requires the services of an Armed Response Officer in the Overberg Area.

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CURVES FOR WOMEN The world's largest fitness organisation is looking for Full time /Part time staff in Strand or Somerset West area. If you love to work with people and have interest in health and fitness , please send a CV to louis@curvesforwomen.co.za DRIVER WANTED Retired, energetic male of sober habits required with valid unendorsed drivers licence. Kindly contact 076 740 7536. Experienced fryers needed at fisheries in the strand. Must have reference. Call 021 8536863 GESOEK: KONSTRUKSIE ELEKTRISIëN Vereistes: • Bestuurderslisensie en SA ID • 3 Fase huis/projek van begin tot einde kan doen • Ten minste 5 jr ondervinding in bedryf • Vorige werksverwysings Indien u aan bogenoemde vereistes voldoen skakel: 021 855 2429 of faks CV na 086 689 5995. HELP JOUSELF, NIEMAND ANDERS SAL NIE! Daarom sal jy moet weet hoe om R18 000 deeltyds te verdien nie. Geen netwerk, deur-tot-deur bemarking. Kontak Riana 021 850 8184 of 071 492 9221.

PRESCHOOL TEACHER Installation foreman for preschool in required for carports. Experience in setting out sites GORDONS BAY. and liaising with clients. MUST HAVE: own transE-mail: port, experience, live close jrrankin@telkomsa.net by, 20-35 years old, love children. Email: INSTITUTE AESTHETIC besharp.preschool We are looking for a @gmail.com shampoo lady. Experience required. Position available immediately. Contact Elushia 021-851 4789 The Parish of All Saints in Somerset West requires the services of an experienced ORGANIST to provide leadership for worship services. The successful candidate should meet the following requirements: • A Bachelor's Degree in Music • Ability to play a Pipe organ, sight read hymns, liturgy and anthem accompaniments. • High technical ability and knowledge of music theory. • Understanding of Anglican worship and a theological knowledge of church music. • Good communication, organisational skills and a team player. Interested parties should email their CV to the Parish Office at allsaints_sw@mweb.co.za by 28 February 2014.

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Position: Specialist Admin Clerk, • Valid Code 8 Drivers entry level, with firm in License Strand. • Valid PSIRA Registration Minimum Qualification: • Minimum PSIRA Grade Matric / Grade 12 C + Armed Response preferably higher. • Firearm Competency a Experience: bonus At least 2 years - with • No prior criminal record excellent typing, Excel and • Must be willing to take Word skills. standby Other requirements: • Good medical history Exceptional hard worker, with sober habits Long term intention and • Temporary accommodaopen to new skills, habits tion available and challenges. Only quality applicants need apply. Fax condensed CV to 086 Please submit CV to: 502 4426 The Office Manager Fax: 0865515159. Closing Date: 31 March 2014 IN HOUSE SALES A position exists at a primary food ingredient supplier for a full-time dynamic and energetic in house sales person residing in the Helderberg basin to start soonest. The Position requires applicants to be able to: • Take orders from customers telephonically • Foster and maintain excellent customer relationships • Record and process orders on Pastel Await applications for Competency require½ DAY POST. ments are: Knowledge of website and • must have Matric with a Excel essential. Auction & pass in mathematics secondhand experience • professional telephone welcome. Fax detailed CV manner and fluent in to 086 402 8477 English. Afrikaans and Xhosa would be an added advantage • must be computer literate with knowledge of Excel and Pastel • strong selling skills and past experience The Successful candidate must have a pleasant and friendly disposition. Short CV to be faxed to 021 851 5914 by Friday 28 February 2014. If you have not been contacted by Friday 7 March, please consider your application as unsuccessful. • Must have Grade 12

Ontvangs / Telefoniste gesoek vir Ingenieursbesigheid in Strand. Moet oor die volgende vaardighede beskik: Tweetaligheid (Afrikaans & Engels). Moet vertoud wees met 'n skakelbord en telefoon. Vriendelike geaardheid. Algemene kantoor vaardighede met ondervinding van Quick Books, Excel en Word. Stuur asb. 2 bladsy CV na info@fbss.co.za Vets*Mart National retailer requires sales staff for Waterstone Village Mall Growth possibilities Send CV to somstaff01@gmail.com 086 245 6019 Opsoek na 'n AFRIKAANS SPREKENDE DAME met verwysings wat 'n ouer manspersoon kan versorg Maandae tot Vrydae oggende in die Strand vanaf 10 Maart. Skakel Elize 084 209 5230. PA / ADMIN POSITION ±2 Years experience, bi-lingual and computer literate. To start soonest. Send CV to info@humanrelations. co.za or fax to 086 516 4398. Own transport essential and salary negotiable.

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DAG VAN LIEFDE GEVIER: Valentynsdag was rooi en vol liefde by Gloria Botha Skool. Hier is ’n groepie leerders in hul rooi getooi, wat die pretvolle dag van liefde geniet het.

LIEFSTE VALENTYNTJIE: Die ACVV Tinktinkie pre­ primêre skool het ’n Valentynsdag vol liefde gevier. Almal moes wit en rooi op die dag aantrek en Es­ ter Fourie (3) van die Vlinderklas was die wenner.

LOVE LOVE LOVE: Strand­based Kindy Preschool celebrated Valentine’s Day this year by making beautiful cards conveying the message of love. Here are teacher Kelly Kidwell (far left) and teacher Priscilla Phiri (far right) with the children.


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Eden Hopley het ’n gedig oor liefde opgesê.

Een van Somerset­Wes Methodiste Primêr se nuwe onderwyseresse, Kim October, het die verwelkoming gedoen. FOTO’S: JAMEY GORDON

Skool gee met oop hande op V’dag Somerset-Wes Methodiste Primêr het Vrydag (14 Februarie) in die naam van liefde ’n spesiale Valentynsdagprogram gehad waartydens hulle tussen R3 000 en R4 000 se kos aan die Helderberg-dieresorgvereniging (DSV) en R2 000 se speelgoed en toiletware aan Cotlands geskenk het.

Van links is Victor Isaacs (voor­ sitter van die skool se beheerlig­ gaam), Lynetter Lofty­Eaton van Cotlands, skoolhoof Wilbut Hind­ ley, Julia Evans (DSV bestuur­ der), Timothy Hendricks en Ma­ rietjie Turck van Cotlands. RED IS FOR LOVE: The Grade Rs at the Friendly Frog Pre­school had an ‘All things Red’ theme last week leading up to Valentine’s Day and celebrated with a party. At the back from left are teachers Latavia Jonkers, Danita Du Plessis (owner) and Corrie De Vries with the children. Back row: Alecia Pinkhard, Andrea Simmonds, Noah Crisp Lea Kruger and Caleb Wentzel. Middle: Wafiq Swartz and Cale Bosch. Front: Matthew Meintjes.

Jessie Williams het almal laat juig met haar sang­item.

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Sport Sport IN MEMORIAM: Helderberg resident Alan de Waal (69) passed away last Saturday morn­ ing after suffering a heart attack. De Waal, who worked as a civil engineer, was well­known as an outstanding rugby centre and played for the Somerset West Board from 1970 to 1980. De Waal was al­ so a member of the Hotspurs Club where he played alongside talented rugby players such as his brother Clive. De Waal formed a suc­ cessful partnership with Frankie Sinden and they scored many a try. He is survived by his wife Astrid and three sons Ian, Glenn and Ryan. De Waal’s only daughter died on 26 November 2013 after a brain haemor­ rhage.


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Xterra events in Grabouw this weekend Saturday 22 February from Helderberg moms and dads 09:00. Participants can comwith kids who are active, fit pete in the 400 km swimming, and keen athletes will be 12 km mountain bike and pleased to know that the 5 km trail-run events. Totalsports Xterra Kids, preTrail runners can also join sented by Rehidrat Sport, rein the action by signing up for turns to Elgin Grabouw on either the New Balance Trail Friday 21 February. Run presented by Isuzu at The event takes place at the 07:00. Entry fee: R120 (5 km) Grabouw Country Club from and R150 (11 km). 15:30 with young athletes • Totalsports Xterra Full competing in the following takes place on Sunday 23 Febcategories: (6 – 8 years) 50 m ruary from 08:30. Participants swim, 1.5 km cycle, 500 m run; will fight it out in the 1.5 km (9 – 11years) 100 m swim, swimming, 27 km mountain 5 km cycle, 2 km run; Last year’s Totalsports Xterra Kids action. bike and 11 km trail-run and (12 – 14 years) 200 m PHOTO: CHERIE VALE events. swim, 10 km cycle and 3 km For further information, please to qualify for the world championrun. contact Stillwater Sport and EnThis event will be part of the ship final in Hawaii. on 086 138 3591; Other Totalsports Xterra tertainment build-up to the much anticipated entries@stillwater2014 Totalsports South African events taking place at the email sports.com; or visit www.stillwaChampionship. Athletes compet- Grabouw Country Club: • Totalsports Xterra Lite on tersports.com. ing at this event stand the chance

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Trio of junior Pirates to represent WP Three of Helderberg Pirates’ u.12 players have been selected to represent WP in the national baseball championships in Durban in April. The three players Philip Escreet, Benjamin Murray and Francois le Grange, along with the rest of their Pirates team mates have had an impressive season and have not lost a single game, despite many of the boys playing baseball for the first time. This was exemplified by their 14-2 win at Blaauberg on Saturday. In the senior results this past weekend the Pirates first side suffered only their third loss of the season, narrowly losing out to Lansdowne 10-9. In the game both teams batted strongly, but Pirates were unfortunate with most of their shots being hit straight to the opposition fielders.

Philip Escreet, Benjamin Murray and Francois le Grange Yet again Pirates left things late but this time fell short in their last frame rally, with their tying run being caught on base after attempting to complete an infield home run. The masters team lost their game against a very strong Crusaders team, 20-0.

HHCC move to second spot in 2 A division with decisive win over Macassar Hottentots Holland Cricket Club’s (HHCC) first team beat Macassar by 37 runs in their twoday 2A division league match played on Saturday. HHCC scored 140 all out in their first innings to which Macassar replied with 71 all out. At stumps on day one HHCC were 48/7 in their second innings

with a lead of 117. HHCC were eventually all out for 74 in their second innings with G Moller (13) R Rhoda (12) and E Daniel (11) top scoring. Macassar then needed 144 runs to win the match, but were bowled out for 106. The pick of the bowlers were G Moller 15-2-23, E Pedro 10-2-5, W

Martin 9-2-12 and R Oliver 14-1-20. This decisive win now puts HHCC in second place on the WPCA 2A division league. The second team lost their match to South Peninsula by five wickets. HHCC batted first and scored 120/8 in their 35 overs. Emaad Opperman (26), Rafeeq Baderoen

(22) and Nabeel Stuart (17) were the top-scoring batsmen. HHCC were unable to defend their relatively small total and South Peninsula passed their score with 5 wickets in hand. Naziem Arnold was the best bowler for HHCC with 6-1-16. The third team beat Durbanville A by 44 runs in their limited

overs match. HHCC batted first and scored 128/8. The best batsmen were R Mathews (49), T Arnold (33) and J Harris 19. Durbanville were bowled out for 84 runs. The pick of the bowlers were: T Arnold 3/8 and R Mathews 3/26. The man of the match was R Mathews.


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SPORT IN SHORT Macassar RFC Supporters Club: The recently launched Macassar RFC Supporters Club is the latest edition to the Macassar RFC for 2014. The supporters club’s main objective is to create a safe family atmosphere at all Macassar matches and they are working hard to grow the official membership of the club. The club already consists of 40 members and anyone interested in joining can call Nahum on 073 444 8466 or Melly on 072 967 3436. Alternatively, send an email to macassarrugbysuportersclub@gmail.com. Macassar RVK hou vriendskaplike wedstryde op die volgende Saterdae: • 22 Februarie teen Milnerton (tuis) • 1 Maart teen St. Helenabaai (weg) • 15 Maart teen Milnerton-toernooi (weg) Vir meer inligting, bel Russell Williams by 074 947 1105. Strand Classic takes place at the end of the month Strand Bowling Club will host the 13th annual Strand Classic tournament on 27 and 28 February. The tournament is well supported by teams entering from all over the country, and is the biggest annual event. This tournament also caters mostly for the elderly and to raise funds for the club. For more information, please contact Annatjie Badenhorst on 021 856 1697 or send her an email to a.badenhorst@telkomsa.net. Friendly run at Parel Vallei astro The Somerset West Hockey Club will host a friendly run at the Parel Vallei astro on Saturday 22 February and 1 March. The events are scheduled to take place between 13:00 and 15:00. The aim of the events are to get together, play some hockey and share a beer or two. It will also serve as an opportune time to communicate practice times and venues, match venues, coaching staff, membership fees and so forth. The first event will be held by the men and the women will attend the second event. The reason for the split is due to space constraints on the astro. Both men and women members are free to attend either event for the chat and social. These sessions will lead into the trials to be held on the 8 and 15 March, with practices beginning on 24 March. For more information, contact Jarred on 061 362 4604, Jean on 082 909 1068, or Chris on 083 300 1255. Die Metro Netbalunie hou ’n netbaltoernooi Die Metro Netbalunie hou ’n netbaltoernooi op Saterdag 1 Maart. Die toernooi sal om 09:00 op die Macassar-sportgronde plaasvind. Daar is eerste, tweede en derde pryse op die spel. Registrasie koste per span: R50. Virmeerinligtingofdeelname,kontakSanna Booysen by 076 737 0800; Caroline Scholtz by 073 948 3583; Cynthia van Reenen by 073 262 0328. Cycle for Down’s Syndrome Mountain View Cycle Club, consisting of members of the Department of Correctional Services in Goodwood, will take on the daunting cycle ride from Bellville to Oudtshoorn for the 16th time this year. The tour aims to raise funds and create awareness about Down’s Syndrome. The group of 10 cyclists and two Down’s Syndrome Association representatives will leave Bellville on 24 February at 08:00 and arrive in Oudtshoorn on 28 February. Patrick Darlow, secretary of the cycle club, said the “success of the tour and fundraising project will depend mainly on sponsors and donations”. For more information, or if you or your company would like to make a donation, please call Harold Wentzel on 084 440 1649 or Patrick Darlow on 084 941 2863. De Beers Soccer Club’s AGM De Beers Soccer Club will be holding its AGM and constitution changes at the club on 25 February at 18:30. There is a proposal to amend the constitution clause 13.4 to read “The club chairman shall not be entitled to serve as club chairman for a period longer than five consecutive years”.

AVID WALKER AWARDED: Carol­Ann Aver (middle) from Somerset West, a member of Run/Walk For Life Athletic Club, was present­ ed with the Western Province Race Walker of the Year Award. Carol­Ann was the top scorer of the women walkers based on league performance in the Western Province during the 2012/2013 season. With her are club managers Hugh Parry and Marié Barnard.

HONOURS AWARD: The Somerset West branch of Run/Walk For Life (RWFL) recently received the Honours Award. This is a top award to have been achieved by any RWFL franchisee, national and international. This award covers a broad spectrum of criteria such as branch activity, service, member retention, brand perform­ ance, marketing, lifestyle management and community involve­ ment, to mention a few. RWFL International will be celebrating its 30th anniversary since the brand was established in 1984. The Somerset West branch has been in operation under the manage­ ment of Marié Barnard and Hugh Parry (seen here) since 1998. With them is CEO of RWFL International Matthew Grossett (right).

Anglers still waiting for big run of fish Boat and shore anglers are still waiting for a few big runs of kob, geelbek and elf. The only positive boating news last weekend was that mackerel shoals are still in the bay. Although most boats were kept from going to sea by the wind, Gordon’s Bay boat angler Steve Ewels on Evolution braved the weather and boated bait mackerel near the “Ou Snoekgronde”. Small boats and kayaks fishing in the Strand Poort had a few kob, dassieandwhitestump.Nogeelbek were caught by the few boats that fished Hangklip bay where only a few kob were boated. Kobie de Jongh said better class elf were caught at “De Jongh se klip” during the last northerly breeze. Last week the national shore-angling championships took place at Struisbaai. The results are: Senior teams: 1. Southern Cape 2. Western Province and 3. Eastern Province. Juniors: 1.Eastern Cape 2. Western Province and 3. KZN. Fortunately on the last day, Friday 14 February, 27 kob between 2 kg and 12 kg were caught.

This boat called the Surf Runner was de­ signed and built by Erick Kriel of Gordon’s Bay. The boat is fast, very stable and can deposit your bait with speed and accuracy.

After the event local False Bay Club junior Schalk Brink was awarded Protea colours and will be part of the SA team to fish in France on 8 May. The WP Inshore league fished at Struisbaai last weekend was won convincingly by the Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club. Top angler was Daniel Hughes, second was Constant Marais and third Hubert Meyer, all on Daniel’s boat, Relentless. Daniel’s catch consisted of five kob (the biggest 7,74 kg), two santer, a daggeraad, a red roman and one red stump. The second boat was Haven, and the top angler P van der Walt, with five kob, three santer, a daggeraad, and a red roman. Third was Deep Fry’d, skippered by L Becker, who also landed his full quota of 10 fish. On Friday, before the wind freshened, Earl Fenwick fishing on Kiora landed 10 yellowtail just outside Cape Point. Kiegen Heinrich landed five yellowfin at Bellows. The water temperature was 22 °C. No boats fished the Point on the weekend, as the south easter was too strong. For many years fishing for belman was unheard of. However, in the last few years belman have been targeted because no long casts are needed and they are caught on light tackle. Belman are usually caught in the early morning or evenings and even in bright moonlight. They are fond of foraging in shallow sandy patches usually saturated by prawn and worm holes. They have small mouths, therefore only small hooks like 1/0 should be used. The hook should never be floated and a sliding sinker withahalfametretraceworkswell.Theyprefer tranquil water and are caught from Muizenberg, Strandfontein, Macassar and Strand beaches. They are fond of sand prawn, blood worm, moonshine worm and very fresh white mussel or crayfish. They are due in our area for the next few months.

Wesley Shuttes (middle) went fishing with his son Calvin (right) and a friend on Sunday night and caught some decent fish on a full moon. They caught a few undersize kob and two size fish – of which Calvin hooked the biggest, 3 kg. According to Wesley they were ready to call it a night when the kob started to bite. “Then just as quickly as they came they left. It lasted about 30 minutes,” said Wesley. With Wesley and Calvin is Calvin’s sister Roxanne holding a 1,5 kg kob. Belman are also called baardman or tassel fish, Umbrina Capensis. The name is derived from the fleshy tassel under the lower jaw which is placed over the prawn or worm hole to attract the bait to the top of the burrow. Then, without changing its hovering position, the mouth “hinges” downward with the lips forming a circular seal around the hole thereby sucking up the prawn or worm. Steenbras differ in their method of catching their food as they are in an upright position when they suck or blow in the prawn holes. A new radio-controlled sea-going bait boat the “Surf Runner”, was recently launched. It was designed and built by Erick Kriel of Gordon’s Bay. After nearly three years and 19 different designs, he decided on this design as it meets all the necessary requirements. The boat is fast, very stable and can deposit your bait with speed and accuracy in deep holes. Contact Erick Kriel on 084 516 0667 for more information. For all your reel repairs and services contact Art on 021 854 3831. Send your fishing news and photos to bjridgway@telkomsa.net.


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SWCC’s bowlers demolish Gugs The fast­bowling threat Rawson Somerset West Cricket Club’s first team moved up to third place on the log after they chalked up a six-wicket win in their two-day match against Gugulethu this past weekend. Rawson SWCC continued day two on 161/6 with 8 overs of their first innings remaining. However, wickets fell quickly and they could only muster a further 20 runs to give them 181/10 and a lead of 63 runs. Jacques Fourie top scored with 85. Gugulethu were in trouble early on at 17/4, but recovered after several dropped catches from the home side. They were eventually bowled out for 136 in the 50th over, an hour after lunch. Francois Kilian was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 13-4-22 ably assisted by Dean Vincent with 7-3-27, and Jacques Fourie with 8-215. The home side were set a winning target of 74 and the openers

took their score to 30 without loss by tea. After tea there was a flurry of wickets and Somerset West found themselves at 37/3. They however recovered and reached the score with 4 wickets down. Man of the match Jacques Fourie ended on an unbeaten 23 and opener Peter Baumeister on 25. Coach Ian Brotherton was ecstatic about the win, and said it was gratifying to see his hard work pay off. The Rawson SWCC juniors played six matches on Saturday, winning four of them. The u.10 Gremlins faced Kenridge Primary and recorded a sixwicket victory. Gremlins restricted Kenridge to 85/7 off 30 overs. The Gremlins openers posted 45 off 10 overs. Matthew Wilcock (27*) was assisted by man of the match Sam Chemaly. The Goblins faced WPCC and lost by 71 runs. WPCC scored 115/3 runs in 25 overs. The Goblins batsmen found the WPCC bowling to good and on-

ly Christiaan Engelbrecht (21) reached double figures. The u.11 Eagles faced Ottomans and claimed a 51-run victory. The Eagles batted first and scored a competitive total of 122 with Arden Scholtz top scoring with 30. The Eagles’ bowling and fielding was superb throughout and they restricted Ottomans to 71 runs of 30 overs. Man of the match Nic Pretorius took two wickets. The u.11 Falcons recorded a sixrun win over Durbanville. Falcons bated first after winning the toss and were bowled out in 16 overs for only 73 runs. The Falcons’ bowlers showed brilliant fighting spirit and bowled Durbanville out for 66 runs in 24 overs. Man of the match was skipper Taine Jennings who returned figures of 4/13. The Rawson SWCC u.12s faced Primrose who recorded a fivewicket victory. Primrose bowled the u.12s out for 63. Primrose hit the winning runs in the 15th over to record a five-wicket victory.

SPONSORS: Seen here are Helderberg Cricket Club’s first team mem­ bers Cody Davids, Vin­ cent Castle, captain Stephen Southey and Christo Southey with El­ niche Dreyer, owner/op­ erations manager of Quantum Leap Cleaning Services, which sponsors the team.

Helderberg reg vir naelbyt­sewestoernooi Die Xtreme sewesrugbytoernooi word op 28 Februarie en 1 Maart by die Charles Morkel-stadion in die Strand aangebied deur die Helderberg-rugbyklub. Sowat 48 spanne gaan deelneem aan die toernooi wat ook bekend staan as die “rykste klubrugby sewestoernooi”. Besoekers kan uitsien na wedstryde in o. 13-, o. 18- en senior ligas. Die o. 13- en o. 18-wenners kry elk R25 000 en die senior-wenners se prysgeld beloop R50 000.

Top vermaak word verskaf tydens die toernooi met Wikus van der Merwe wat op Vrydag optree (R80 per persoon) en Saterdagaand sal die Heuwels Fantasties die skare laat dans ná ’n opwindende dag van rugby (R100 per persoon). Kosstalletjies, ’n biertuin en ’n potjiekoskompetisie is ook beskikbaar. Daar sal ’n speelarea wees met kindervermaak tydens die toernooi. Kaartjies wat toegang tot die toernooi bied vir die hele naweek is be-

skikbaar van R80 tot R350 vir leerders, studente en volwassenes. Toegang vir slegs die sewestoernooiwedstryde is R25 vir volwassenes en R10 vir leerders. Kaartjies is beskikbaar by Laerskool Lochnerhof of by die Helderberg-rugbyklubhuis. Vir potjiekosinskrywingsvorms, stuur ’n e-pos aan Koos Eksteen by jjekst@live.com. Vir meer inligting bel Corné Strydom op 082 729 7169 of stuur ’n e-pos na corne@hrvk.co.za.

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There is no substitute for pace. vital and maybe an area that we Whether you are playing primary- don’t spend enough time on espeschool cricket, club cricket or in- cially at school level. So how do you face fast bowling? ternational cricket, the faster the bowler, the more apprehensive Obviously technique is importhe batsman. Just ask the Proteas tant, being able to get in line and who ran into a rampant Mitchell stay in line is very important. Johnson. Its takes a lot of skill to Watching the ball all the way is alsuccessfully face someone bowl- so vital (Ryan McLaren got hit against the head by Mitchell Johning at 150 km/h. I saw in a local primary-school son by taking his eye off the ball). game last week where the first ball You also have to practise facing of the innings flew past the bats- that sort of pace, either on a bowlman’s head, it was quick and nas- ing machine or have the bowlers ty. After that the batsman was con- run and bowl from closer than norstantly on the back foot and was mal. You also have to be mentally backing away. Needless to say, he very tough to be able to stand up didn’t last long and the fielding and take any blows that may come side immediately had an edge over your way. Having a fast bowler the batting side. This is precisely who can scare the opposition is what happened between SA and like gold. He may go for a few if he gets it wrong, but if he gets it Australia in the first test. So firstly, what does it take to right, he’ll win you the game. Our clubs are playing some fanbowl quickly and secondly how do you successfully face it. Genuine tastic cricket at the moment; Helfast bowlers are natural athletes; derberg CC is lying first in the 1C look at the likes of Dale Steyn, league and is in with a great Mitchell Johnson, Morné Morkel, chance for promotion if they can Alan Donald, etc. You have to have keep their current form up. Hottentots Holland CC is lying a strong action, lots of energy through the crease and be able to second in the 2A league and is also use both arms to drive yourself in with a good shout for promoover your front leg. You also have tion. Somerset West CC has moved to be physically fit and strong as into the top 5 of the 2A league and is not far off the top two. well as very supple. It is vital that we get all our clubs Core strength is vital. In fact, this is the one area that I would playing in as high strongly recommend all young a league as possichildren should start focusing on. ble. Let’s get beIf you have a strong core, not only hind our boys. will you be able to perform better, but it will Craig Melvill limit the chance of inju2 craig@beaumont4u.co.za ries. Stretching (before and after training) is


CRICKET: HELDERBERG NOW NO 1 IN WPCA 1 C LEAGUE

Helderberg triumph with 9 wickets Helderberg Cricket Club’s first team are back on top of the WPCA 1 C league after claiming a nine-wicket win in their twoday match against Green Point on Saturday. Day two of the match started early due to time that was lost on the first day. It was a slow start to the day as Green Point was intent to bat out the day and try to draw the match. With the temperature in the high 20s early on in the morning, Helderberg’s bowlers had to work twice as hard as there was not much assistance from the pitch. Vincent Castle and Micheal Osbourne removed the night watchmen without much damage to the score. It then took some brilliant fielding from Grant Moss at mid-wicket to run out one of Green Point’s top batsmen. This run-out seemed to be the tipping point of the Green Point innings. Wickets fell regularly after this and Green Point were nine wickets down at lunch. Helderberg wrapped up the Green Point innings shortly after lunch and had to score only 17 to win. The stand-out performances of the day were from bowlers Adrian van Reenen 22-432 and Cody Davids 17-4-38, backed up by some great catching from all the fielders. This win moves Helderberg to the top of the two-day log with 3 matches remaining. Helderberg host Mitchell’s Plain on Saturday and Sunday.

Ecstatic Helderberg Cricket Club’s first team players rejoice at the dismissal of yet another Green Point batsman. PHOTOS: PETER BEE

Helderberg fielder Mal­ colm Stuurman takes flight in an attempt to steer clear of a speed­ ing ball hit towards him by a Green Point batsman. Watching him is wicketkeeper Gary­ Jon Sylvester.


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