DONDERDAG, 24 JANUARIE 2013
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MELKBAAISTRAND: 10JARIGE VERDRINK
See eis skoolseun
y was nie net my kleinkind nie, hy was soos my eie kind. Sy dood laat ’n groot leemte in my hart, maar sy aansteeklike laggie sal vir ewig in die huis weergalm.” Dít is die woorde van ’n snikkende Minnie Adams (56) van die Strand wat Donderdag (17 Januarie) haar tienjarige kleinseun, Ashley Adonis, aan die dood moes afstaan. Ashley en sy neef, Marchel Adonis (13), het dié dag sonder toesig by Melkbaaistrand in die Strand gaan swem toe hy verdrink het. Volgens Marchel het hulle reguit ná skool huis toe gegaan, hul skoolklere uitgetrek en met hul branderplank strand toe gegaan. “Ons het
pas met ons branderplank die water ingegaan, toe Ashley daarvan afgeval het. Ek het kort daarna ook in die water geval,” vertel Marchel. In ’n poging om Ashley te red, het Marchel hom van onder die water uitgelig.“Hy het my om die nek vasgehou terwyl ek probeer het om kus toe te swem, maar hy was net te swaar en ek kon nie wegkom nie.” Hy het voorts vertel hoe hulle albei toe op hul eie probeer uitswem het. Ashley het vir ’n wyle vinnig agterna gekom, maar toe Marchel weer kyk, het hy net onder die water verdwyn. “Ek het vir mense op die strand om hulp gevra, en ’n man het die polisie ontbied,” het Marchel gesê. Luidens ’n verklaring uitgereik deur die Nasionale Seereddingsinstituut (NSRI), is ’n soektog in
die Melkbaaistrand-gebied voortgesit nadat Ashley deur sy neef as vermis aangemeld is. Ashley se lyk is omstreeks 21:00 die aand onder die water gevind en aan die forensiese patologie-dienste oorhandig, het Johann Lensink van die NSRI Gordonsbaai gesê. ’n Ondersoekdossier is deur die Strand-polisie geopen. Volgens Ashley se ma, Berenice Adonis, het hy tussen 15:30 en 16:00 ná skool by die huis aangekom en vir haar gesê hy gaan strand toe. “Ek het hom gesê hy gaan nêrens. Maar hy het sonder my toestemming en medewete tog gegaan,” het die hartseer ma gesê. Volgens ouma Minnie, wat Ashley grootgemaak en alles voorsien het, gaan sy hom verskriklik baie mis. “Hy was ’n goeie kind – baie gewillig, hardwerkend, het vir niks teruggestaan nie, menslik en vriendelik. Hy het nooit die huis verlaat sonder om ’n gebed op te sê
nie, en nooit sonder Ashley Adonis (10) gebed gaan slaap nie. “Hy het beslis ’n baie spesiale plek in my hart.” Ashley se skoolhoof, Martin Leukes van Dr. G.J. Joubert Primêre Skool, sê hy was ’n goeie leerling wat altyd baie stil was. “Ashley het verlede jaar ’n diploma vir goeie vordering in geletterdheid verwerf.” Volgens Marchel, wat by die skool berading ontvang van ’n sielkundige van die onderwysdepartement, was Ashley ’n goeie maatjie, en gaan hy beslis hul saamspeel mis. Ashley se begrafnis is gister (23 Januarie) in die VG Kerk Strand gehou.
’n Erewag van Dr. G.J. Joubert Primêrleerlinge het bedroef toegekyk hoe familie en vriende Ashley se kis by die VG Kerksaal indra.
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Geliefdes groet Ashley Bedroefde vriende, familie, skoolmaats en gemeenskapslede het Woensdag die begrafnis van Ashley Adonis bygewoon. Die begrafnis het om 09:00 in die VG Kerk Strand plaasgevind. Ds. Jetro Cloete het die diens waargeneem en Martin Leukes, skoolhoof van Dr. G.J. Joubert Primêr, het ’n spesiale huldeblyk gebring.
Ds. Jetro Cloete van die VG Kerk Strand het die begrafnisdiens waargeneem. Sy boodskap was op Deuteronomi um 30:11 geba seer.
Van Ashley se naaste familielede het hartseer na die kis gestaar tydens die lofsang “Blye versekering: Jesus is myn”. FOTO: NICOLE MCCAIN
Die begrafnisbrief in een van die begraf nisgangers se hande.
’n Woord van dank van Ashley se familie Vandag stuur ons vir julle ’n bos vars genade, toegedraai en gebind met lint. Jesus sal dit aflewer. Hou dit vars in lewende water met ’n hart vol vreugde. Met hierdie woorde wil ons as ouers en naaste familie van wyle Ashley ons opregte dank teenoor ieder en elk wat op 17 Januarie vanaf 15:30 hul tyd afgestaan het om na klein Ashley te help soek, uitspreek. Ook vir al die gebare van simpatie,
en gebede wat uitgegaan het aan ons liewe Here – elke gebed verhoor en geseën sodat sy liggaampie ’n paar uur daarna gevind is. Opregte dank ook aan die Strand-polisie en duikers met hul flink optrede. Spesiale dank aan ons Hemelse Vader wat vir almal die krag en wysheid gegee het en steeds gee. Met groot dank en waardigheid.
OUMA, OUERS, TANNIES, NIGGIES EN NEFIES
Marchel Adonis, Ashley se neef, het gehelp om die kis by die kerksaal in te dra.
DistrictMail closed The DistrictMail offices in Strand will be closed on Friday 25 January from 12:00 onwards due to a staff function. All staff will be back on duty on Monday 27 January at 08:00. For more information, phone 021 853 0211.
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Rocky waters for Blue Flag status?
NIKITA SYLVESTER Helderberg residents are concerned that Bikini Beach in Gordon’s Bay may be at risk of losing its Blue Flag status due to the “absurd” number of rocks covering the shore. Art Ridgway, who has been fishing in the area for over 40 years, suggests that this problem could have something to do with the dredging. “Sand gets moved all the time, so it could have an effect on the beach on the other side of the harbour,” explains Ridgway, adding that there would be a number of other factors to consider too. As a result of the rock problem, he feels that Bikini Beach is no longer worthy of its Blue Flag status. “This is not a Blue Flag beach. Kids cry when they swim here. It is dangerous for all swimmers. Bikini beach was once a beautiful beach; now it’s barren.” The City of Cape Town’s MayCo member for Community Services, Tandeka Gqada, said that Bikini Beach falls within an originally rocky shore – rocks are the natural coastline, but sediment transport (including beach sand) within a bay is driven by circulation caused by long-shore currents. The same would happen in Gordon’s Bay. Therefore, sand at this location would have originally been continually removed and replenished naturally. However, with the construction of the harbour, and mainly the harbour wall, this circulation was cut off. Due to this, there was no process for sand removal, resulting in the formation of a sandier beach – what is known today as Bikini Beach. “The challenge with this situation is that the natural, rocky shore still remains, and the large deposits of rock on the beach stems from the natural occurrence of rocks on this section of the coast,” she said. Over the years, the City has been responding to public requests by moving the rocks out of
NEWS SUMMARY According to the Blue Flag website: Beaches are awarded Blue Flag status based on compliance with 32 criteria covering the following: Residents and visitors to Bikini Beach in Gor don’s Bay enduring the rocky terrain. the bathers’ way, or by moving sand to cover the boulders. “These measures are being carried out in order to provide a comfortable beach for visitors. Bikini Beach therefore requires ongoing intervention. “It must also be emphasised that, short of removing the harbour wall, the City will have to continue with these measures in perpetuity. “The situation at Bikini Beach will not jeopardise its Blue Flag status,” Gqada stated.
1. Environmental Education & Information 2. Water Quality 3. Environmental Management 4. Safety and Services All Blue Flags are awarded for one season at a time. If the criteria are not fulfilled during the season or the condi tions change, the Blue Flag may be withdrawn.
Distraught family and friends gathered in the United Reformed Church in Strand on Wednesday to say farewell to Ashley Adonis (10). This Gr. 4 pupil at Dr. G.J. Joubert Primary School drowned at Strand’s Melkbaai Beach on Thursday. Pastor Jetro Cloete conducted the service and Martin Leukes, principal, shared an obituary. - page 2 Neither Metrorail nor the City of Cape Town are prepared to take responsibility for repairing a hole in the steps in the subway at the Somerset West train station. According to Mthuthuzeli Swartz, Metrorail regional manager, the subway belongs to the City. MayCo member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater Brett Herron says the subway was constructed by Metrorail and it has never been maintained by the City. - page 4
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Almal duik weg oor groot gat ILLANA FRANTZ Nóg Metrorail, nóg die Stad Kaapstad wil die verantwoordelikheid aanvaar om ’n 4 m diep gat reg te maak in ’n trap in die duikweg van die Somerset-Wes-stasie. Jannie du Toit het verlede week van die gat bewus geword en DistriksPos daaroor ingelig. Hy sê die gat hou ’n groot gevaar vir mense in. “Dit is omtrent 4 m diep en dit is gevaarlik. Dit moet dringend reggemaak word, maar niemand wil verantwoordelikheid daarvoor vat nie,” het hy gesê. Volgens Mthuthuzeli Swartz, Metrorail streeksbestuurder, behoort die duikweg aan die Stad Kaapstad. “Die duikweg dien as ’n straat-totstraat-deurgang en behoort dus aan die stad.” Hy het bygevoeg dat die probleem onder die betrokke departement van die stad se aandag gebring sal word. “Ons het ook PRASA CRES (Corporate Real Estate Solutions) wat vir
die bestuur van die fasiliteite by die spoorlyne verantwoordelik is, genader om hul samewerking aan die stad te gee.” Brett Herron, burgemeesterskomiteelid vir vervoer, paaie en stormwater, het egter gesê dat die duikweg wel Metrorail se verantwoordelikheid is. “Die duikweg is deur Metrorail opgerig en dit verskaf ook primêre toegang tot die stasie. Die duikweg is ook nog nooit deur die stad onderhou nie,” het hy gesê. Herron het bygevoeg dat hy die saak met Metrorail en PRASA CRES sal opneem om te verseker dat die probleem opgelos sal word. ’n Bekommerde ouer, Natashja Brighton vrees vir die kinders se veiligheid. “Baie kinders gebruik die trein en gaan in Somerset-Wes skool. Tans hou dit ’n groot gevaar vir hulle in. Nie net vir die kinders nie, maar vir groot mense ook. “Ek wonder of iemand nou eers daarin moet val en seerkry voordat iets daaraan gedoen gaan word,” het sy gesê.
Jannie du Toit kyk na die gat in die trappe by die SomersetWesstasie se duikweg.
Inwoners is besorg oor die veiligheid van pen delaars wat van die duikweg gebruik maak.
Murdered days after starting a new life The body parts of a 16-year-old girl who lived in Kraaifontein were discovered in an abandoned building near Firgrove last week. Charmaine Mare, who is originally from Kriel in Mpumalanga, came to live in Kraaifontein on 3 January to study art and work part time. The woman who she was living with, went away on a boat cruise on 7 January and Charmaine was left to stay with the woman’s boyfriend. When the woman returned on 11 January, Charmaine was nowhere to be found and was reported missing. “Police officers were called to the scene in Kraaifontein on 14 January where a passer-by found the burnt body of a young girl. The body was
the garage of the suspect’s without any arms house. He was arrested on or legs,” said capa charge of murder last tain FC van Wyk, Wednesday. provincial police Police officers broadspokesperson. ened their search and A tongue ring Charmaine’s legs were and necklace posifound in an abandoned tively identified the building near Firgrove. body as that of The police however did Charmaine’s. not want to disclose the Suspects were exact location of this questioned and the Charmaine Mare (16) building. suspicious behav- days before her disap De Jager made his first iour of the woman’s pearance and murder. court appearance in the boyfriend, Johan PHOTO: FOTO24 Blue Downs court last de Jager (48), week. caught the police’s attention. He is scheduled to appear in court With further investigation, Charmaine’s arms were found in a box in again today (Thursday).
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Would-be hijacker takes pity on victim JAMEY THOMAS An elderly man from Somerset West fell victim to an attempted hijacking in broad daylight while en route to his home on Thursday 17 January. According to Thomas Brett (72), who has been living in the Briza area for more than 32 years, the incident occurred around 12:00 in Little Street. With the window down and his arm resting on the door, Thomas was driving down the street relatively slowly. However, about 20 m before he reached the stop street to turn into Smuts Avenue, a man suddenly stepped off the sidewalk into the road. “While approaching the bakkie, he was making some hand gestures at me, urging me to slow down. Since he was neatly dressed and looked like he needed some help, I stopped,” said Thomas. Thomas thought that the man was going to ask for some directions, but then “all hell broke loose”. “He came up to the window and I remember thinking ‘I wonder what this man wants’, when a knife suddenly appeared in his right hand. The blade then sliced through my arm.” Out of fear that the man would do him more harm with the blade, which he estimated to be 20 cm long, Thomas moved towards the passenger’s side. According to Thomas his attacker saw this as the perfect opportunity to help himself to his bakkie’s key. After grabbing the key, he also demanded money.
Farmworkers’ strike suspended NIKITA SYLVESTER Cosatu Western Cape confirmed the suspension of the long drawn out strike action of all farmworkers in the province. In a press statement released on Tuesday, Cosatu claims that the strike was called off last week to give Agri-SA the opportunity to get a mandate to the CCMA to consider the terms for ending exploitation on farms, as put forward by striking workers. AgriSA responded to say that they were not interested in discussing the workers’ demands. “We are calling off the strike actions in all areas, so that workers can evaluate the victories that they have gained, and plan more carefully for the way forward,” added Tony Ehrenreich, Cosatu secretary. He said however that they are grateful for the minimum wage increase of more than R100 by national government as of 1 March 2013. “We hope that this increase is decent and ensures that workers can sustain their families. “Cosatu will continue to be available to assist all workers and organisations, and will be coordinating the mother of all strikes against bad farmers, for later this year – should an agreement not be reached in agriculture, with farmers, around living wages, decent conditions on farms, and comprehensive land reform.” Despite the 21 arrests made at Lourensford Estate in Somerset West on 9 January 2013 during the latest strike action, Somerset West police spokesperson, Constable Suzan Jantjies, confirmed the area to be quiet. “We are always on high alert as police vans continue to patrol the area,” said Jantjies. The accused appeared in court on 11 January and were released on a warning. Their next court appearance is on 26 March.
“He took my wallet, as well as my cellphone which was visible in my shirt pocket.” Before the attacker could make off with his possessions, Thomas pleaded that he just return his driver’s licence. “I don’t know exactly what I said or how I said it, but somehow this man felt for me. Maybe it was my age. He then threw my keys and driver’s licence over the bakkie, close to the pavement,” explained Thomas, who was surprised that his keys were returned since he had been convinced that the attacker would take off with his bakkie. While he got out of the bakkie to collect the items, the attacker ran away. It was only then that Thomas realised his arm was bleeding and his clothes were covered in An indication blood. “Luckily there was no money in my wallet, but I had to stop all my bank cards and my cellphone account. After notifying my wife, I also reported the incident to the police,” said Thomas. Despite his anger over the fact that an innocent person meaning to do good was violated and harmed, Thomas says that he is grateful to have survived the horrific ordeal. He would
of more or less where the incident occurred. like to implore people not to be complacent. “This can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Be alert.” The Somerset West police have confirmed that a case of robbery is being investigated and no one has of yet been arrested in connection with the incident. Anyone with additional information can contact Detective Warrant Officer Deon Klaasen on 021 850 1331.
Thomas Brett (72).
Mother of four hit by police car in Strand JAMEY THOMAS The Strand police has confirmed the identity of the pedestrian which was struck down and killed by one of their own in the Strand on Friday 14 December. The incident occurred around 17:45 in Main Road. A Somerset West couple, who witnessed the accident whilst driving to the beach with a friend, related the incident to DistrictMail last week. According to them a woman had stopped in the middle of the road (on the white line) in an attempt to get to the other side when
suddenly they noticed a speeding police vehicle approaching. The driver of the car said that the police vehicle was approaching at a very high speed in the middle of the road, and although he slowed down and moved as far left as he could in order for the police van to pass them, the pedestrian’s fate was inevitable. One of the witnesses recalls the pedestrian being hit by the van and flung high into the air like a rag doll, landing face down on the tar road. With the intention to act as a witness for the woman, the couple reported the incident to the Strand police station the next morning
around 10:45. The Strand police confirmed that a case of culpable homicide had been opened against the driver of the SAPS vehicle and that the case is being investigated by the Independent Police Investigating Directorate. Although the police did not want to disclose too much information regarding the incident pending the investigation, they finally confirmed this week that 63-year-old Margaret Elizabeth Gall – a mother of four from Rusthof, Strand – died tragically in the accident. The family, however, could not be reached for comment.
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Diewe teiken N2/G’baai-aansluiting ILLANA FRANTZ Motoriste wat gereeld van die N2-aansluiting by Gordonsbaai en Sir Lowry’s Pass gebruik maak, word gewaarsku teen ’n nuwe euwel wat daar sy kop uitsteek.
STOLEN: Strand resident Mike Dube needs the public’s assistance in finding his grey Fiat Uno which was stolen last week. Mike’s two door car with regis tration number CA 583354 was last seen in Strand on Tuesday 15 January at 10:00. People with information can phone the Strand police on 021 854 9100 or Mike on 073 675 8251.
Volgens Gwenda Solomon word motoriste by die oorgang deur diewe geteiken. Sy self was verlede maand byna ’n slagoffer en het vertel van haar eie voorval toe sy aan die begin van Desember op pad huis toe was. “By die verkeerslig was daar ’n jong man wat vir ’n geleentheid gevra het. Ek het hom geïgnoreer en skielik het hy my kar met klippe gegooi. Ek het nie gedink dit was nodig om die saak by die polisie aan te meld nie, aangesien ek kort daarna gery het toe die lig
na groen verander het.” Solomon moes egter die afgelope Vrydag weer van dié oorgang gebruik maak, waar sy ooggetuie was vir wat moontlik vroeër met haar kon gebeur het. Sy het dieselfde man by die oorgang gesien en was op haar hoede ingeval die man haar weer met klippe wou bestook. Hy het egter die vrou in die motor agter haar geteiken. “In my truspieël het ek gesien hoe hy haar kar se deur oopruk, haar handsak gryp en toe by een van die karre agter in die ry inklim.” Solomon sê die vrou wat in die tweede motor agter haar gesit het, het toe uitgeklim en na die voertuig geloop waarin die man geklim het. Die man het uitgespring en weggehardloop en het hom agternagesit. “Die slagoffer het verslae in haar kar gesit
Fraudster behind bars once again NIKITA SYLVESTER Nearly a month after numerous Helderberg businesses were conned out of thousands of rands, the alleged conman finds himself behind bars once again. Alleged fraudster and Strand resident, Colin Rall, was arrested on 22 December 2012 after disappearing with a large sum of money belonging to various businesses that had sponsored his fictitious Helderberg Wheels and Outdoor Expo (HWO). Hundreds of visitors and exhibitors arrived for the expo which was meant to take place from Friday 30 November – Sunday 2 December 2012 at the Charles Morkel Stadium in Strand, but were met by locked gates, deserted sports grounds and the event organiser Rall nowhere to be found. Months before Rall advertised the event throughout the Helderberg and beyond to be a weekend of fun and entertainment for the whole family, as well as a charity outreach. Rall not only conned business owners but also his only employee, Charné Prins, and his wife who claims she was unaware of his whereabouts after he disappeared with the money. Several fraud charges were made against Rall which led to his arrest on 22 December 2012. Strand police have confirmed that three fraud charges relating to the HWO expo are currently being investigated. According to police officers, Rall was seen walking in Strand Road when the officers im-
Alleged fraudster, Colin Rall at court when charged with fraud on a previous occasion. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
mediately recognised his face and arrested him. Rall claims that he was on his way to the police station at the time to certify documents. So far Rall has made two court appearances at the Strand Magistrate’s Court, the first on 24 December and again on 3 January 2013. He remains in police custody at Pollsmoor Prison until his next court appearance on 22 February.
en huil. Ek was te bang om haar te help, maar toe die lig na groen verander, het ek reguit na die Gordonsbaai-polisie gery om die saak aan te meld,” het Solomon gesê. “As ’n jong vrou is ek nou selfs bedags te bang om by ’n verkeerslig te stop, want dit het in spitsverkeer om 17:00 gebeur. Ek voel hierdie oorgang is gevaarlik omdat ’n mens so lank moet wag vir die lig om na groen te verander.” Adjudant-offisier Nico Beukes, woordvoerder van die Gordonsbaai-polisie, het mense aangemoedig om sulke voorvalle aan te meld. “As mense dit nie rapporteer nie, dan sal ons nie daarvan weet nie en gevolglik kan ons dan nie die spesifieke area as ’n hotspot identifiseer nie. Indien ons daarvan weet, kan ons die nodige stappe neem om dit te probeer verhoed.”
Busy time for police The festive season is often a busy period for police, as crime increases due to homes being left unattended by residents on vacation. Lwandle police reported a busy season, with almost four times the usual number of arrests made for possession of drugs and drunken driving. Constable Mthokozisi Gama, Lwandle police spokesperson, says the increase in these arrests was due to increased policing, with several road blocks held during December, along with increased patrols. Spokesperson for the Somerset West police, constable Suzan Jantjies, says they experienced a slight increase in crime over the festive season. Macassar police spokesperson, Constable Chrisy Young, says police patrols also paid off in their area. “There was a general decrease in crime compared to last year. This might be due to a number of imbizos and awareness events held before the festive season last year. The public has also been very helpful in reporting crime.” Strand police spokesperson, Colonel Eugene Zama, says the Strand experienced an increase in theft out of motor vehicles in the first week in December, but after increasing police visibility, these soon stopped.
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Kokkie gets a proper ‘farewell’ JAMEY THOMAS Strand resident and Somerset Mall car guard, Matteus van Blommestein Kok (59), was laid to rest with dignity thanks to his fellow colleagues. When Matteus, best known as “Kokkie”, died on 26 December, his family could not afford a proper burial. Aware of the family’s financial situation and the crisis at hand, a group of 40 Somerset Mall car guards took the initiative to contribute R100 each towards the funeral of their beloved friend. Some of the Somerset Mall car guards who worked with Kokkie According to Abduland contributed towards his funeral expenses:. They are back from lah Sheikh, who managleft) Mark Louw, Abre Jordaan, Malonga Giscad, Dave Reighardt, es the car guards, a little Anthony Jordaan, Soufiera Jackson, Piet Smith, Samba Dieudonne, over R7 000 was raised Blackie Swart, Charl Malherbe, Welcome Badeika, Van Zyl Mathee, and handed over to the David Later, Keith Bingham,Theunis Swanepoel, Carmel Lin, Morgan family on 28 December. Coetzee and André Meyer; (front) André van Tonder, Ray Elenga, About R4 000 was colSorrel Bingui, Esmond Niehaus, Adbullah Sheikh (manager), Beverly lected by the car guards Stiven, Andrew Bezuidenhout, Jacques van den Berg, Mvouama Le and the rest was cononard and Samba Darfa. tributed by Sheikh and Matteus “Kokkie” “My husband was a people’s percars. “He used to feed the the company which ad- van Blommestein birds in the area every day, son and it’s so inspirational to know ministers the car Kok and after a while they knew that there are still people who care guards, Golden Mile. “Kokkie was a great guy, who had when it was feeding time. He also about others like he did. I am truly a passion for what he did. And here planted flowers outside the Mall,” grateful.” Rita did, however, not want to at Somerset Mall he was part of the laughed Andrew. He says that Kokkie was a sweet make her husband’s cause of death family – a family who helps each other where they can, however they guy who was a hit with each and eve- known, but said he had suffered from ry customer. “He had this positive prostate cancer in earlier years and can,” said Abdullah. Kokkie started his job as a car aura about him. He would get smiles that he had endured a great deal of guard at Somerset Mall in 1999, short- from his customers, and even hugs.” pain the last few days. “He was in hosKokkie’s wife, Rita would like to pital for two days and during that ly after retiring as a typesetter at Die Burger, where he had worked for 25 express her utmost gratitude to- time slipped into a coma. He passed wards everyone for their much need- away in his sleep,” she said. years. Kokkie’s funeral took place on 29 According to a close friend, An- ed contribution. She says that the drew Bezuidenhout, they started out money covered all the funeral ex- December. He will be sorely missed as car guards together. However, penses and there was still some left by his wife, two children and three grandchildren. Kokkie did more than look out for the for a rainy day.
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) What a pleasure! Shopping at Cinnamon Square. Trevor Haw ley, Gordon’s Bay ) Aan my werkgewer Karin, wil ek net baie dankie sê vir die afge lope 12 jaar en alles wat jy al vir my gedoen het. Jy is die beste baas ooit. Annemie
Report bad drivers to the authorities After being back at work for a few weeks now, most Helderbergers will surely agree that the holidays are already a distant memory. Unfortunately so to are our quiet streets. Now that most people are back at work and school, our streets are once again filled with aggressive and selfish drivers. There seems to be more and more bad drivers on our road every year and less and less being done by traffic officials to curb this affliction. Instead of joining the ever increasing number of these lawless drivers why don’t we do something about them. For starters,it will help if we all make a concerted effort to obey the rules of the road and report repeated offenders to the authorities. If enough motorists keep on reporting these bad drivers, surely something will be done.
Use organic herbicide Everybody in the Helderberg is being sprayed with dangerous chemicals on a daily basis without their consent. Many people suffer from allergic reactions to these chemicals. The spraying on the vineyards and fruit farms causes huge environmental damage, as well as the municipality spraying weed killer along the roads and around shops. Garden services should promote organic and individual homes should be careful. Clearing of alien vegetation along rivers using herbicide seems a very counterproductive way of doing things. The rivers and seas are very polluted.
VANESSA TURNER STRAND
Heartfelt thanks for saving our dog We live in Seaview Road, Somerset West which is a very busy street as it is the main access to Beaumont Primary School. Somehow our little Schnauzer got out of the gate one morning and ran into the street. A very kind lady called us over our intercom camera at the gate to ask whether we were missing a dog as a little grey dog was running in the street amidst heavy traffic. Thank goodness we were able to run out of our property, where the lady was waiting and she indicated to us that our dog was running into Mountain Road. Fortunately we were able to get him back without our dog being harmed. But we were so distressed that we never asked this very caring and kind lady for her name and telephone number. Please may we use the DistrictMail to convey our heartfelt thanks to this kind person. When you are elderly, as in our case, our pet becomes very precious. Thank you and thank you again.
PAT AND GEORGE GARDINER SOMERSET WEST
) Wat die vullisstorting hier langs die kanaal betref, is die mense wat die jongens huur teen minimale bedrag wat die vullis daar stort. Ek weet van twee ge valle waar ek gesien het hoe hulle die vullis weggeneem. Dit is die eienaars wat met hul neuse in die lug loop, die so called elite. Mev R Erasmus
Kogel Bay: A bay of many moods, sometimes the scene of tragic events, but mostly a place of serene beauty, like in this summer evening photo. PHOTO: PETER BEE
Diewe merk só hul prooi in Strand-Noord Die SAPD het al in die verlede mense in die Strand-Noord-area gewaarsku om hul oë oop te hou vir snaakse items wat voor hul huise of op die sypaadjie gelos word. Dit is gewoonlik skelms of sindikate wat jou huis vir ’n diefstal merk. Einde Augustus verlede jaar is die eienaar van die huis waar ek bly met vakansie en ek het onderneem om na die plante buite om te sien. Drie dae later is ’n broodboom van die stoep gesteel. Die ander, veel groter broodboom in ’n ewe groter pot, (wat beslis nie deur een
mens hanteer kan word nie), het agter gebly. En juis daarom het ek geglo dat dit gespaar sou bly. Helaas, twee weke later word ’n swaar, wit sementbeeldjie skuins agter die pot op die stoep ontdek, net sigbaar van die straat af. Dus is die pot “gemerk” en sou seker kort voor lank met genoeg hande agter op ’n bakkie gelaai word. As die beeldjie as ’n geskenk bedoel was, dan wag jy seker tot die mense terug is van verlof? Die huismense is in elk geval nie beeldjiemense nie. Die beeldjie is dus ook
Dank aan mnr. Goosen vir hulp As ouers van die tieners wat betrokke was by die tragiese voorval wat op 27 Desember 2012 by die Helderberg Reservaat afgespeel het, wil ons graag vir mnr. Goosen, wat hulp verleen het aan ons kinders tydens die tragedie, van harte bedank. Die hulp en ondersteuning wat
u aan ons kinders op die berg gebied het, kan ons nie in woorde omskryf wat dit vir hul beteken het nie. Ons vra mnr. Goosen om ons asseblief by 082 889 0048 te kontak. Ons sal u graag persoonlik wil bedank.
Big thank you to staff of Disa BP On the evening of 24 December my Volkswagen Beetle set alight while standing at the traffic light opposite Disa BP, situated next to the Lord Charles hotel. The staff of Disa BP were extremely fast to arrive with fire extinguishers and so doing prevented my car from totally burning out. I just want to take this opportu-
nity to sincerely thank the staff for their quick reaction and willingness to help. You guys always give great service and you have an awesome management team. Know that you are greatly appreciated!
PAST. PIET PISTORIUS LIFE CHURCH, SOMERSET WEST
Give them a rose for community work With the advent of the new year, it would be appropriate to acknowledge the contribution made by Earl and Mrs Rose towards community enhancement during the past year. Not only has the fish and chips place benefited substantially from
a make-over, but we now also have a spanking new set of traffic lights. These traffic lights are at an erstwhile uncontrolled and at times somewhat problematic traffic junction in Gordon’s Bay.
CHRIS HEIBERG GORDON’S BAY
uit iemand se tuin gesteel. Geen suidooster sal dit wegwaai nie. Gevolglik: 1. Hou jou oë oop, Strand-Noord word geteiken. 2. Moenie broodbome langs die pad koop nie, dit is gesteel. Dit is soos iemand se eie kinders. 3. ’n Beeldjie RIP by my. As iemand ’n beeldjie uit hul tuin vermis, sal ek dit graag terugbesorg want ek is ook nie ’n beeldjie-mens nie. Skakel my gerus met ’n beskrywing. 084 517 7505
MARINA MEINTJIES STRAND
Judicial system benefits criminals Your articles in a recent DistrictMail about a con-man Mr Rall amazes me. People seem to be extremely naive and so for that matter is our judicial system! Here is a man who was convicted of fraud, condemned and locked up, then freed, and no sooner set free again commits fraud and is locked up again, freed again and starting the thing over again, and every body trusts him, claiming “how is it possible...!” while nobody dares to say that our judges are weak and part and parcel of the increase of criminal activity. Are we the country where one can get away with murder on condition we show remorse and explain things thoroughly! Not that one is asking for the death penalty to be reinstated, which is another point of discussion, but being too lenient on criminals doesn’t stop them and makes them laugh at our weak judicial system, where more compassion is shown towards criminals than towards offended parties!
JWJM (HANS) AND CLAUDETTE POOT GORDON’S BAY
) Ek wil net vir Elaine Foord baie dankie sê vir haar wonderlike diens as haarkapster oor baie ja re. Jy is so kreatief en vriendelik en niks is ooit te veel moeite teen oor jou medemens nie. Jy en Fre lette maak ’n goeie span en laat ons almal so welkom voel by Fre lette’s Hair Design. Elaine jou kliënte is trots op jou. Bly op kyk, Jesus is regverdig. Baie liefde, AnnMarie ) Oor die algemeen dink ek Ma cassargemeenskap kan trots voel oor hul status in die Helder berg. Vanaf skoolvlak tot hul sport het hul nie nodig om skaam te wees. Williams, Strand ) Vir baie mense wat alleen bly is hul troeteldiere alles. Op 23 Desember 2012 is ’n Toypom /yorkie kruising uit ’n erf in Fara daystraat in die Strand gesteel. Sy is baie, baie klein, lig bruin en hare is kort geskeer. Daar is staalheining reg rondom die mu re aangebring, maar die per soon het oorgekom en die hond jie gevat. Asseblief as iemand iets weet skakel Reinette by 083 698 8576.
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Congratulations on excellent results Congratulations to the matriculants of Madrassa tu Rajaa Strand on your fantastic achievements. Standing ovation to Mogamat Allie Salasa, Abduraghmaan Salasa and Ismail Essop for your distinctions in mathematics as well as some of the other subjects. Hats off to all the teachers for their dedication and commitment in helping our kids overcome hurdles and doing their best. Special thanks to the maths teacher, Mr Salasa, for putting in all the extra hours (holidays, weekends), as well as motivating our kids to get to the top in order to reach their dreams! The ripple effect Madrassa tu Rajaa is being felt, far and wide. Keep up the good work.
PROUD PARENTS OF MADRASSA TU RAJAA STRAND
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10 Distrikspos Shelter grateful for Christmas generosity Oppas vir daai slaaiblare!
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With help from the Helderberg community, a Christmas celebration was made a reality.
The Somerset West night shelter hosted its annual Christmas party on 25 December 2012. The management committee of the shelter would like to thank all the staff and volunteers, especially JOY Christian magazine, NG congregation Helderberg and the Erinvale Care and Hope Organisation (Echo), for their contribution and generous donations. The evening was a great success with the residents at the night shelter experiencing the joy and happiness that comes with Christmas and some good will from the Helderberg community.
Ben Stuurman receives a goodie bag from volunteer, Anne Adams.
One of the little volunteers who put time aside to help with the success of the celebra tion, Tanita Spammer, with resident Cheryl Smith.
IN MEMORIAM: Bekende inwoner van Sir Lowry’s Pass John Arthur Wingrove (54), is op 26 Januarie oor lede. Sy begrafnis diens vind saterdag 26 Januarie om 08:30 by die huis en 09:30 in die Me todiste Kerk in Sir Lowry’s Pass, plaas. Hy laat sy vrou Anita, twee dogters Amy en Kayleen, en een kleinkind Carter, agter.
LOTTO BUYS NEW WHEELS: Warrant Officer Gert van der Merwe, a police de tective from Gordon’s Bay, won the lotto early in January. With the just over R1 mil lion, he bought his girlfriend, Serene Naude, a new vehicle from Rola Toyota. But that’s where Van der Merwe’s spending spree ended. “I’m using the money to pay off my house, and buy a second car. The rest I’ve already invested.” Van der Mer we says he also has no plans to give up his job. “I’ve seen what money can do to people, and I’m not going to change my life. I’m going to stay the same person.” Pictured are Van der Merwe and Naude at Rola Toyota. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Ek weet nie van julle nie, maar klokslag elke Januarie – gewoonlik so in die derde, vierde week – skrik ek een oggend wakker met ’n oorweldigende begeerte om ’n vegetariër te word.
Ek besef nou dit is waarskynlik net ’n reaksie op al die oordaad en leeglê van die feesgety, want hierdie oomblik van waansin duur gewoonlik nie te lank nie. Na ’n paar dae van fanaties blare kou, word ek gewoonlik gekonfronteer met die feite van die lewe. FEIT EEN is die onveranderbare gegewe dat ek getroud is met ’n Namibiër. Geen kans om van vleis weg te kom in ons huis nie! FEIT TWEE is die onomstootlike werklikheid dat ons in ’n wêrelddeel woonagtig is met die beste klimaat op die planeet. Mens KAN eenvoudig nie anders in sonnige Suid-Afrika as om oor naweke te BRAAI nie! Die DERDE FEIT – en ek glo dis nie net ’n urban legend nie – is die feit dat dit tien teen een gevaarlik is om die slaai en tamatie in jou bord te eet wanneer jy kos in ’n restaurant bestel. Want jy weet voor jou siel dieselfde stukkie slaai en tamatie was ’n halfuur gelede op iemand anders se bord, waar dit meesal ongeëet bly lê het. En die ou voor hom. En die ou voor hom. Wat as elkeen van daai ouens net EEN HAP gevat het? O hel! Nee wat. Gimnasium toe gaan, oukei. Matigheid voor oë hou, miskien. Maar om ’n vegetariër te word sal vir ewig en altyd vir my ’n onmoontlike ideaal bly. Weens redes geheel en al buite my beheer.
FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS: The first Vine yard Doggy Walk of 2013 in aid of Helder berg Animal Welfare took place at the Blaauwklippen family market this past weekend. Pet owners and their pets could enjoy a fun and relaxing walk in Blaauw klippen’s vineyards in support of a worthy charity. Pictured is Susan Theron with eight weekold Harvey who took part in the walk on Saturday. After the walk, visitors could attend the market for an assortment of deli ciously prepared food, wine, fresh produce, lifestyle products and more.
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Somerset West resident Fennis Parkinson was in awe of the scene that played out in front of her this past weekend. She observed a 40 mm spider hunting wasp dragging a paralised huntsman spider on the couch to the kitchen on Saturday afternoon. “Realising we might get stung, we put her on a magazine and precariously took her into the garden. She was still attached to her prey,” told Parkinson. “Pulling her spider, she proceeded to race towards the pool, so I interfered and placed her at the other end of the pool. I was exhausted watching her pull such a heavy-weight over such a distance, up
walls, over bricks until she found her nest under the shed.” In a second incident over the weekend, Parkinson saw the same female wasp with an even bigger spider come from the direction of the pool pump. The wasp was intent on heading for the shed. “I followed her and she managed to stuff this huge creature through a small space under the floor boards. This wasp, I believe, is from the pompilidae family,” said this nature enthusiast. Parkinson, who lives in Briza, Somerset West would like to get in contact with people who know more about this wasp and spider. Phone her on 082 939 1242.
More patrollers needed
Fennis Parkinson took this photo of a spider hunting wasp dragging a paralised hunts man spider at her home in Somerset West over the weekend. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
The Bizweni Neighbourhood Watch (BNHW) needs your help in combating crime. You can get involved with patrolling, administration or show your support in many other ways. “More patrollers equals less crime. No experience is needed, we will give you all the information you need as well as training,” a spokesperson said. BNHW has been active for the past three years and patrols take place every night as they endeavour to keep residents safe. They also work closely together with the local police and security companies. For more information, visit www.somersetwestcpf.org.za or www.capecellalert.co.za. If you want to sign up or get involved, email Amanda on email@example.com.
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THURSDAY 24 JANUARY SOMERSET WEST: ) A Slice of Saturday Night, a new show featur ing Shiraz, will be showed at the Playhouse Thea tre in Lourensford Road. Tickets at R85 each can be booked at Computicket or bought at the door. Proceeds go toward Helderberg Hospice. 0 Patricia on 082 731 5736. ) The Helderberg Decorative Arts Society meet in the library hall at 17:30. Lecturer: Dr Jean Moorcroft Wilson from London University. Topic: A Terrible Reality is Born: Yeats and the Celtic Twilight. Visitors welcome. 0 Genev ieve: 021 852 3685. ) Social Work Forum kick starts in the Helderberg with the first meeting from 15:00 – 16:30 in the Helderberg Hospice Training hall. Guest speaker: Manuela Glasbrenner. Topic: Change your thoughts and you change your world. Refresh ments will be served. Phone Lisette Lloyd on 021 852 4608/082 200 4145 or send her an email on email@example.com. VRYDAG 25 JANUARIE STRAND: ) Arbiedsbediening Helderbergkom se jaarlik se plaasmark in die kerksaal van die NG Kerk Die Strand, op die hoek van Birkenhead en Fa ganstraat, om 08:30. Verskeidenheid produkte en items word te koop aangebied. 0 Jan van den Berg: 076 134 7780. SATURDAY 26 JANUARY SOMERSET WEST: ) The Miss Large and Lovely Beauty Pageant in
the Hottentots Holland High School hall at 18:30. This “love your body again” pageant is presented by Laser Lipo SA and will feature contestants from size 14 and up. Entrance fee: R100 for adults and R20 for children (includes snacks and refresh ments). For more, contact 083 415 9196 or visit www.laserliposa.co.za. SUNDAY 27 JANUARY SOMERSET WEST: ) The Market Place, Hathersage Farm in Gordon Road, holds its third birthday bash from 10:00 – 15:00. Traders will treat the public to special offers, discounts and hamper giveaways. Enjoy plumpicking, pony rides, plenty to shop, eat and enjoy. Bring a picnic blanket along and join friends and family under the Camphor tree or on the riverbank. All welcome. 0 021 851 1644. ) The Somerset West Music Society’s AGM fol lowed by a short piano recital, featuring Megan Geoffrey Prins, in the library hall at 18:00. All welcome. Light refreshments served. MONDAY 28 JANUARY SOMERSET WEST: ) The Arthritis Foundation’s monthly talk at 19:00 in the Mediclinic Vergelegen restaurant. A sur prise guest speaker will address visitors. All wel come. 0 Aletta van der Watt: 083 270 4842. ) The Somerset West Depression and Anxiety support group meets at the Coronation Street Methodist Church at 18:00. Topic: Conflict man agement. RSVP to Leila on 021 851 0870 or lei firstname.lastname@example.org. THURSDAY 31 JANUARY SOMERSET WEST: ) The Reach for Recovery Breast Cancer support group’s talk at 09:30 for 10:00 in the Mediclinic Vergelegen boardroom. Guest speaker: Anel Kirsten. Topic: Breast cancer – escape the West ernised diet. Enquiries: Reach for Recovery on 082 357 0497. STELLENBOSCH: ) See the Robin Auld Trio live at Remhoogte Wine Estate at 18:30. The trio consists of Robin Auld (guitar and vocals), Schalk Joubert (bass guitar) and Barry van Zyl (Drums). Enjoy their unique, vibrant music while enjoying a cold glass of wine and something to eat from the gourmet food stand. Tickets: R100. For bookings visit www.pnptick ets.co.za or contact 021 889 5005.
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Huis sê dankie vir almal se hulp Besoekers het hul lippe en vingers afgelek met elke happie van die ontbyt wat op Vrydag (18 Januarie) deur Huis Esperanza/Pam Brink voorgesit was. Om hul besondere dank aan inwoners, personeel, kinders, beheerraad, en alle ondersteuners en borge vir hul betrokkenheid te toon, het die versorgingseenheid hulle met ’n Dankie-ontbyt bederf.
Hilda Brett en Christina Hattingh tydens ’n geselsie oor ontbyt.
Die personeel wat alles moontlik gemaak het is sr. Belinda Brand, Cynthia Mgijma, Mercia van der Merwe, Riana Mulder, sr. Belinda Louw, Riandi Geldenhys en Magrieta Smuts.
Ondersteuners (van links) Mariza van Rooyen, Yolanda Silva, Arnold Pearce, Liesel Kok en Charlotte Jordaan het die feesmaal besonders geniet.
Hier (van links) is Claudia Briers, Dianne Stuurman, El via Williams en Chris Briers.
Maritha Human, Marina Crafford, Jessie Souter en Her mien Liebenberg het hul tydjie by die versorgings een heid taamlik geniet.
Hier (van links) is, Rena Grobler, Hammie Lategan, Ger rie Grobler en Alma Verschuur.
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BB’s blues not to be missed The Grammy Award winning Blues band BB. & The Blues Shacks, are performing at Augustin’s C’est La Vie this weekend.
B.B. & The Blues Shacks
Die BB’s, as they are commonly known, are masters of their instruments and make the audience feel the deep emotions that lie in the sound of hand-made R&B. Their music is fun and sweeps the listeners away. They have played more than 2 500 gigs, won numerous
awards and recorded eleven albums, the latest one being a Grammy winner. The band consists of Andreas Arlt (guitar and vocals), Michael Arlt (lead vocals and harmonica), Bernhard Egger (drums and vocals), Henning Hauerken (upright and E-bass) and Dennis Koeckstadt (piano and organ). Andreas, founder of the band in 1989, is known as a Blues encyclopedia. The band represents a tasteful mix of Blues & Soul.
Their list of awards include The German Blues Award, Best German Blues Band, Best Vocals (Michael Arlt), Best European Blues Band. Their latest album was awarded with the German Record Critic’s Award, among others. You can catch this world renowned band on Thursday 31 January in Somerset West at R80 per person. Tickets are limited, so book early. Phone 021 851 8504 for more information.
Musical treat with Pebbleman Band Original songs like Life inside a Dream, Loaded Gun, Feel Your Love, That ain’t Me and more will be heard live on stage for the first time at Bertie’s Moorings in Gordon’s Bay this weekend. These songs will be performed by Richard Pryor’s Pebbleman Band, a powerful 4-piece rock outfit. With four of the country’s hottest musicians all playing together, this band is a musical treat of note. Richard Pryor’s Pebbleman Band PHOTO: COLLETTE YSLIE Richard Pryor plays his guitar, his original songs and some re-ar- tering of smoky Blues sauce to round off this rangements of some rocking covers with the delicious original rock recipe. You can catch these musical veterans on hugely talented and creative forces of Jesse stage in Harbour Island on Friday 25 January Jordon, Rob Stemmett and Kevin Gibson. This is pure 70’s hard rock with a modern at 21:00. Entrance is free. Phone the venue on 0 021 856 3343 for progressive twist, a dangerously high dose of musical instrumentation and a good smat- more information.
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Sunset jazz at Reserve with VJR flugelhorn, and vocals), Andrew Ford (keyboards, drums and bass), Sammy Webber (bass and vocals) and Frank Paco (drums and vocals), VJR have impressive individual pedigrees as band leaders, studio musiFormed in 1993, Virtucians, music educators al Jazz Reality (VJR) and performers. comprises some of the The proceeds of the most respected, versaconcert will be used to tile and experienced artsupport conservation ists on the South Afriand environmental educan music scene. cation projects at the ReCollectively and/or serve. The tickets for the individually, they have Virtual Jazz will perform at 17:30 on Sunday 27 January at Summer Sunset Concerts performed throughout the Helderberg Nature Reserve. are R40 per adult and R10 Africa, the United Kingdom, America, Far East, United Arab vision and radio specials and has for scholars and the price includes Emirates, Australia, Sweden, Den- worked with artists such as Pavarot- entrance to the reserve. There is no ti, Jonathan Butler, Shirley Bassey, admission fee for children under the mark and elsewhere in Europe. The band’s jazz repertoire includes Liberace, Miriam Makeba, Hugh age of five. Tickets are available at over 100 original compositions (some Masekela, Bono, Anastasia, Shaka- the Nature Reserve Information Cenof which have reached the top of the tak, Latoya Jackson, Judith Sephu- tre or on concert days at the gate. Visit www.helderbergnaturerejazz charts) and all the popular jazz ma (a former member of VJR) and serve.co.za for more information or Jimmy Dludlu. standards. Comprising of Ian Smith (trumpet, phone 021 851 4060. The band has done numerous tele-
Bring your picnic and relax to the sound of Virtual Jazz Reality at 17:30 on Sunday 27 January at the Helderberg Nature Reserve.
Local bands to perform this weekend You can catch two regular local bands on stage in the Helderberg this weekend. ) Popular band 3D is back on the local circuit after a string of private and away gigs. This week you can see them play at Petrolheads in Strand on Friday 25 January from 20:00.
They will also perform on the stage at the Botrivier Hotel the following day at 20:00. ) Stoneage will perform at the Nameless Pub in Somerset West on Sunday 27 January from 15:00 – 19:00. This performance will coincide with the launch of the Nameless Spitbraai Knights, so book
Natasha Meister and her band will be performing at Bertie’s Moorings on Sunday 27 January. The band is known for their blues, but with the versatility of young Canadian born Natasha Meister, you are in for an old round treat. With Natasha’s whis key soaked vocals and maestro guitar skills, the audience is most often left awestruck in amazement. It’s an act not to be missed. The show starts at 18:00 and entrance is free.
your meal early. Phone Janet on 074 1944 160 for more information. ) Bonus news is that 3D will entertain guests at Blue Rock Cable Waterski & Restaurant in Sir Lowry’s Pass every Saturday during the month of February at 16:00. Phone Derek on 083 475 2170 to find out more.
SUNSET CONCERT: The Robin Auld Trio will perform live at the Remhoogte Wine Estate on the R44 in Stellenbosch on Thursday 31 January at 18:30. Besides the rocking entertainment, there will be gourmet food stalls, wine sales and local craft beer. Tickets are R100 and are available from www.pnptickets.co.za. Phone 0 021 889 5005 for more infor mation.
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For the first time, a small group of lucky visitors will have the chance to visit the vineyards with Avontuur winemaker Jan van Rooyen and get to know more about the thoroughbred race horse industry. General manager Pippa Mickleburgh will spend time with the guests. This forms part of the exciting programme planned for the first new-look Stellenbosch Wine Festival this year. “We very often have visitors asking if they can visit our stables or get to meet some of our beautiful race horses and it’s usually not possible as we don’t want to do anything to upset the routines of the new moms and babies or our champion sire, VAR,” says Mickleburgh. However, on Monday 28 January guests will be given the opportunity to walk along the paddocks and to the stables for a Q & A session with Mickleburgh and a viewing of VAR. Springbok Juan de Jongh paid VAR a visit last After that Van Rooyen will meet them year. PHOTO: SUPPLIED for the vineyard walk and then return them to the cellar for a wine tasting and light amount of walking. Pre-bookings are essential and must be lunch at the restaurant. The cost of all of the above is R200 per per- made by Saturday 26 January. A maximum son. The walk isn’t too strenuous, but partici- of 20 people will be accepted. For more information or to book, phone pants must be reasonably fit, wear comfortable shoes, sun block and hats and ensure that Moerieda on 021 855 3450 or send an e-mail to they are comfortable with a reasonable email@example.com.
Join Hathersage market’s third birthday bash The Local Goods Market on Hathersage Farm will host their third birthday bash this Sunday 27 January from 10:00 – 15:00. Come celebrate as traders will treat the public to special offers, discounts and hamper give-aways. The draws for the hamper give-aways will take place on the day at 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00. To enter, log on to Facebook and “like” the market. Or you can send your name and number to firstname.lastname@example.org and your
details will be entered into the lucky draw box. Winners must be present during the draw to receive their prize. You can also enjoy plum-picking, pony rides, shopping and eats and treats. Bring a picnic blanket along and relax under the Camphor Tree or on the riverbank. The market operates on the second and last Sunday of every month. Other market dates are on 10 and 24 February. Phone 021 851 1644 for more information.
OPERATION CLEAN-UP: A family beach cleanup day, the very first beach cleanup in a series of many in the Strand, takes place on 2 February. It starts at 10:00 at the Hottentots Holland Beach Sailing Club at the Strand Kiteboarders Club next to the Life Saving Club. According to Gregory Player, who runs the organization, it lasts 90 min utes and bags, gloves and sunscreen will be provided. “All you need to bring is a hat, a smile, a bottle of water and a friend,” said Gregory. For more information, send an email to email@example.com. . PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Decision time for Music Society The annual meeting of the Somerset West Music Society takes place on Sunday 27 January at 18:00 in the Library hall. This year, important decisions on which the continuance of the society could depend will be put to a vote. “Over the last few seasons the society has seen a substantial decrease in membership numbers (from 65 to 44) due to long standing members moving from the area or sadly passing away. In addition the present economic climate has had a detrimental effect on the society’s finances due to increasing fees demanded by artists, plus the Library Hall piano is old and requires regular expensive maintenance,” said Essie Koekemoer, society chairperson. She added that in order to guarantee the society remains viable, membership subscriptions must be raised, and a new fee structure for membership has been proposed. All members are urged to attend this important meeting, also any non members who may be interested in joining or offering sponsorship to the society. In a departure from the usual format, the
MeganGeoffrey Prins evening will commence with a short piano recital by 22 year old Megan-Geoffrey Prins, a regular and popular performer for the society, who travels to Cleveland (USA) at the end of the month to audition for a place and scholarship at the Cleveland Institute of Music. The business of the AGM will follow the recital, after which drinks and light refreshments will be served. Phone 021 856 1847 for more information.
RECOGNISE THESE DOGS? These dogs are longing to be reunited with their beloved owners. If by some miracle you recognise one of these dogs, please contact the Animal Welfare Society (AWS) Helderberg on 021 856 0597.
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The new grade one pupils at Somerset House in Somerset West eagerly started their journey at big school on Wednesday 18 January 2013.
TOP SCHOOL WITH TOP LEARNERS: Parel Vallei High School is proud to an nounce that three of their top achievers formed part of the Top 20 matric learners in the Western Cape who did exceptionally well during the 2012 National Senior Certif icate examinations. In honour of these top students, a prestigious prizegiving event was held at Leeuwenhof. Tara Oosthuizen received a subject prize for accountancy (100%) and JC Schoeman received a subject prize for mathematics. Headmaster Etti enne Gouws is also very proud of the four awards the school received this year: the school placed 10th on the Top 20 schools in the Western Cape list; fourth best addi tions for Bachelors passes; top mathematics school; and top physical science school. Seen here (from left) is, Francois Meyer, Tara Oosthuizen, Ettienne Gouws and JC Schoeman.
Benjamin Cox, Daniel Stenslunde, Leo Strydom, Nathan Beh rens DE HOOP-LEIERS: Die hoofleiers van Laerskool De Hoop vir 2013, van links, DB Janse van Rens burg (onderhoof seun), Herman Bester (hoofseun), Zandri Basson (hoofdogter) en Inne’ van Zyl (on derhoofdogter). Adam Williams
FOTO: ABRI DU PLESSIS
FIRST SCHOOL DAY: C.J. Hendricks on his first day at Methodist Primary School in Somerset West.
BALLERINA: Michaela Lockley (17) recently attained her Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Grade 8 award with distinction. A student at the Lesley Porter School of Dance, the examiner was especially impressed at her level of confidence and understanding of the var ious elements of a demanding syllabus. Michaela in tends to continue her ballet training in order to com plete her further Vocational Graded Examinations.
MUSIKALE BOODSKAP: Sanger Maddy Abrahams het by verlede week se opening van die skole, leerlinge, opvoe ders en ouers van Sir Lo wry’s Pass Primêr toege spreek. Haar boodskap aan die leerlinge was gehoorsaamheid en dat hulle na hul ouers en op voeders moet luister. Daarna het sy ook ’n paar sangitems gelewer.
FOTO: HENRY THOMAS
Kirsten van Wyk also started her school career at Method ist Primary School in Somer set West last week.
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Fun and goods a plenty at Root44
The weather was perfect this past Saturday during the Root44 Market held at the Audacia Wine Estate on the R44. Visitors from all over could indulge in the various stalls available to them, including takeaways, fruit and vegetables, bakery and design. There were also activities to entertain the children, while the parents could shop, eat or relax with a glass of wine while listening to the sounds of the bands who performed in the grassed amphitheatre.
Frank en Isobel Hu man, albei van die Strand, het op 14 Desember in die huwelik getree.
From left: Franz Bauer, ChrisJan Vermeulen, Lweendo Hamukoma and Makhosazana Si ka.
Colleen with Jack and Julia Brugman ad miring the goods at one of the stalls.
MarvinLee Beukes manned the stall by The Psychedelic Theatre, a company who holds hoola hoop and poi workshops at the wine estate.
Kerke / Churches
Zelrese, Gemma and Ashley Brair from Som erset West.
Mienke and Mariska van Zyl with Christo pher Ferreira from Stellenbosch.
Grant, son of Corrie and Urshela Muller, and Priscilla, daughter of Victoria and the late Paul Farmer, tied the knot on 15 De cember in the Old Ap ostolic Church Rusthof.
Terence Januarie en Leteatia Melissa Alfestus got married on 15 December in the St John’s Church in Strand.
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Avoid financial hardship As the new year kicks off and economic conditions remain as tough as ever, borrow and manage your debt wisely to avoid becoming over-indebted, warns the National Debt Mediation Association (NDMA). “It’s tempting to buy things you might not otherwise be able to afford on credit, but debt can be a major drain on your finances and dent your long-term financial goals,” says NDMA CEO, Magauta Mphahlele. She says just because lenders may be willing to give you a loan, doesn’t mean you should take up the loan or the full amount offered. “Before taking on credit make sure that you have enough money to cover your regular expenses, emergencies and future price increases,” she adds. Important expenses to consider include household and car maintenance, school fees, transport, food and municipality bills. It is also important to set money aside or have insurance to cover emergencies like illness, death and retrenchment. Consumers can approach the NDMA for advice if they are not sure of what their rights or options are. Tips for borrowing wisely ) Understand your rights and obliga-
tions: This will ensure that you make the right decisions. Also, know your options and where to go in case problems arise. ) Borrow within your means: Only borrow what you can afford and try as much as possible to borrow for essential things like a house, a car, small business, education etc. ) Make your payments on time and in full: You may think missing a payment is not a big deal, but doing so without the lender’s permission will negatively impact your credit rating and you could pay more interest in the long run. ) Understand how much interest you will pay: The amount of the loan and the time you take to repay the loan will have a big impact on how much you’ll spend over the life of the loan. Make sure you understand how interest is calculated and what the loan will cost you after all other fees and charges are included. ) Read the small print: Don’t feel pressurised into signing a loan agreement without taking the time to understand the conditions. It’s also your right to ask an independent person to explain the terms to you in the contract before you sign.
Darren Whitaker, GBMED rescue manager (left) and Heyns de Waal, from Ro la Toyota (right) with the children they treated from the United Reformed Church in the Strand.
Gifts for kids at church On 20 December 2012, Heyns de Waal from Rola Toyota handed out Christmas presents to the children of the United Reformed Church in the Strand. All the presents were collected by Rola Toyota staff members who willingly opened their hearts to this cause.
Not only did Father Christmas arrive to hand the unsuspecting little ones their gifts, but the presents were also transported and dropped off by flashing lights and sirens from GBMED rescue. Both Rola Toyota and GBMED are fervent supporters of the church’s weekly soup kitchen.
Father Christmas entertaining the little ones while he hands out their gifts.
NEW TEXTBOOKS FOR HOSPITAL: Elsevier in Somerset West, a worldwide leading provider of science and health information, recently donated a variety of textbooks and reference books to the Helderberg Hospital in Somerset West. This do nation, valued at R35 000, was made to better equip the hospital’s library. As part of their ongoing efforts to assist in the growth and improvement of the medical facil ities in and around the community, Elsevier says they are proud to make a product donation to their local state funded hospital. Elsevier would like to wish the staff and students of Helderberg Hospital all the best in their future endeavours and trust that the new textbooks will serve them well. Pictured from left is Dr Ryan Herselman, Dr Katrin Stuve and Dr Joel Giddey with Elsevier’s Gregg Keyter, who was on hand to present the hospital staff with the much needed books.
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07 Gelukwensing Congratulations
FAMILIEKENNISGEWINGS FAMILY NOTICES
WENDYHUIS, 3X3m beskikbaar vir stoorplek. R800 pm. Tel 021-8538774 of 082-696-1211.
09 Verlore/Vermis Lost/Missing
GESWINDT CRAIG & CLAUDINE Baie geluk met die 1ste Huweliks Herdenking op 28/01/2013. Baie liefde van Mommy en Daddy.
Annual Returns, CC's Companies & Websites ( 021-903 8062 or email@example.com. za
Keys Lost in Diaz Road Strand. Looking for person with GP registration, Kia vehicle Maroon colour. Contact 0825605615.
STORAGE: 88 ON MAIN STRAND 24 Hours security Armed Response 34 Secure Units from R300 per month plus Vat Contact: Gerhard 021 8418556 firstname.lastname@example.org
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PERSOONLIKE DIENSTE PERSONAL SERVICES
23 Dagsorg (kinders) Day Care (children)
DAYMOTHER Looking for someone to leave your precious little ones with, while you are at work. In a loving home environment, 0-3 years old in Strand. Odette 084 928 4756.
GUESS WHO'S 40 M. ARMEEN YOUNG May Allah grant you many more Insha-Allah. We love you from family & friends.
MOTORGARAGE te huur vir R600.00 per maand te De Beersweg 44, Strand. Tel. 082 656 0660
Met hartseer neem ons afskeid van ons liewe eggenoot, pappa en oupa. Met mooi herinneringe sal u altyd in ons harte voortleef.
24 Hour access 24 Hour security Closed circuit TV
STORE YOUR: Car, Caravan Boat, Documents Furniture
GLADSTONE COETZEE 24/01/1951 - 62ste Verjaarsdag by jou Skepper. Ons dink aan jou met liefde & mooi herinneringe. Still missing u. Van jou vrou Serina, kinders en kleinkinders.
WINGROVE JOHN Dearly loved and sadly missed by his wife Anita, Kayleen, Amy, Carter & GLEN LABUSCHAGNE Jameela. Died 26 January 2012 In loving memory of our dear friend we miss you. WINGROVE JOHN God be with yoy till we Still treasure our happy memories. Sheila and meet again. Rest in peace From your sister Una, Cecil family. & children. GORDON - JOHN 12/02/14 - 21/01/03 WINGROVE JOHN In loving memory of our Rus in vrede my broer father and grandfather Jy is verlos van jou pyn en who passed away 10 years lyding. Die Here het jou ago. Forever in our hearts. verlos en wat die Here Always loved, Norman, doen is welgedaan. Van Sadie, Errol, Unity, GodClaude, Joslyn en kinders. frey, Anneline & Families.
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Repairs/renovations Dutch qualified Watchmaker/Jeweller Collect and deliver Rolf: 021-8530576
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GUESS WHO'S TURNING 21 ON 26 JAN 2013 Congrats with love from Aunty Rachel & Wonnie
Gedenkdiens: 28 Januarie 2013 om 10h00 Huis Marie Louw Faganstraat Somerset-Wes
KINDY KLEUTERSKOOL PRESCHOOL Main Road, Strand ( 072 272 2548 www.kindy.co.za
1711 L 32E8B
LAWRIE PRINGLE 17 Jan 1944 - 16 Jan 2013 In loving memory of Lawrie Pringle who passed away on 16 January 2013, beloved husband of Joy and father of Stuart and Josie. Sadly missed by Joy, Stuart and Pippa, Josie and Earl and grandchildren James, Catherine, Abigail and Christian. Memorial service to be held on Friday, 25th January at 10am at the Coronation Methodist Church, Coronation Avenue, Somerset West.
Business Registration Office Caledon Street, S/W 9am-3pm Mon-Fri 021 852 4444 Come to us for: Pty Ltd Companies Non Profit Co's Trusts, CK1, CK2 CC Changes Trading As name Annual Returns Restoration Business Plans Deregistration Trademarks BEE, PAYE, Tax UIF, VAT, WCA Financial Statements Tax Returns www.register.org.za
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE: FRENCH CLASSES. All levels. Mornings/evenings. Diploma offered. ( 021-851 8149
FRENCH BASIC CONVERSATION Beginners welcome: Private or class lessons
Tel: 021 851 3516 5011 L 373E4
MUSIC TUITION Piano, Keyboard, Theory Beginners + Advanced For fun or exams All ages welcome Experienced teacher with B.Mus degree Call 083 256 8684
SARENE'S DANCE STUDIO 185 Main Rd. Strand . Social . Wedding dances . Ballroom & Latin . Karate Sarene 082 453 6421 firstname.lastname@example.org EKSTRA KLASSE vir Afrikaans. Kontak Estelle van Jaarsveld by 083 445 4681. Ekstra Onderrig aangebied deur gekwalifiseerde onderwyseres. Hulp met enige huiswerk, maar veral Wiskunde vir laerskool leerders. Skakel Mev Smit v i r ' n a f s p ra a k b y 0845571669.
Is your high school child under performing, unhappy? Individualised, creative solution at NLA. Contact 021 8545905 or ENGLISH CLASSES; 0847958193. TEFL courses; Private lessons. The International 33 English School. Call 0218 5 2 8 8 5 9 o r Skoonheid en email@example.com
Gesondheid Beauty and Health
Healing Earth Products Spa and Beauty Range incl Hotel Amenities Contact Natasha 0715734947. Slimming sessions avail. 10 sessions for R1100.
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TROPICAL FISH and accessories available. Angel fish from R15 each. Contact Andrew 021-852 2442.
Funksies/Konferensies Functions/Conferences FUNCTION VENUE 185 Main Rd. Strand Brand new upmarket function venue available for rent - incl braai facilities. Ideal for weddings & company functions. Sarene 082-453-6421 firstname.lastname@example.org
Want your dog trained? We do so pleasantly and with play; Obedience, Socialising, Protection. Strand, Weekends. Starting mid-February. Phone Chris 082-5907660 / 021-851-4303.
Bouwerk Building Construction
Rekenaar Verkope en dienste Computer Sales and Services
Kindervermaak Children’s Entertainment
Reparasies/Allerlei Repairs/ Miscellaneous
ALGEMENE DIENSTE GENERAL SERVICES
JUMP 4 JOY! Jumping castles, shark slide, funhouse, Gladiator boat, Extreme Gladiator slide, Tropical Island, Ball ponds, Wa-ter slides, chocolate foun-tain. ( Helene Cloete 8531187 or 082222-0859. JUMPING CASTLES en waterglybaan te huur. Tel: Charmaine by 8533999 of 083-513-9493.
Baba/Kinderware Baby/Child Goods
Motorhuisverkope Garage Sale
Aromaterapie Aroma Therapy
Garage and Yard Sale Variety of power and tools furniture + odds and ends on Fri 25 Jan at 10am 1700 + Sat 10am to 1500 at 137 De Beers Road Strand. Ph 0833102373
We don’t select, we give you one price for job lots and take it all. Hassle-free 4 U Pls contact 021 850 0884
S/WEST • STRAND • G/BAY
ABANDON your search! CASH for modern clothes, shoes, children's clothing, fancy dress, linen, kitchenware, books. I collect! ( Carol 082 890 5749.
Gordyne/Matte Curtains/Carpets 2911 34765
ABOUT FURNITURE W A N T E D : Queen Ann and Victorian l o u n g e suites, Grand Father clocks a n d R o l l Top desks. Call 021 853 1341 o r 082-771-3650.
Algemeen Miscellaneous Sewing machine Bernina Activa 135 R2 400. Phone Charles 082 928 0923.
All Household Furniture willing to buy for cash Call Niel after hours from 5pm 0793516687
Bote en Toerusting Boats & Equipment 2-SEATER PEDAL BOATS for sale - R9 990. Contact Nico 084 837 5374. www.avantimarine.co.za
Diere en Voëls Pets and Livestock Pragtige goue Labrador hondjies te koop. Gebore 28/12/12 en beskikbaar vanaf 22/02/2013. Sal ingeent en ontwurm wees. R2000 elk. Skakel 0834427799. TOWNSHIP ANIMAL RESCUE will be at Southey Vines Craft Market, Somerset West on Sat. Jan. 26th from 11:15-1pm. Come and see our many beautiful pups, older dogs, cats and cute kittens on show for adoption. Desperate for foster and permanent homes. Tel. 021 855 1824. www.townshipanimalrescu e.co.za
ANGLO AUCTIONEERS We buy and auction for cash Household Furniture, Antiques, Catering & any movable assets. Contact: Johan 021-851 2542 / 072 490 2312
EMBUIA, S t i n k h o u t , Geelhout en Swarthout meubels gesoek, asook "Queen Anne" & "Victoriaanse" sitkamerstelle. Kontak Freddie by 8543998 of 082 9237 283. FURNITURE, FRIDGES, ANTIQUES. Thinking of selling any item? I will be keen to make you a cash offer. Kindly phone Ronnie 082-8239944. WANTED by Private Buyer - All Military Items, Medals, Swords, Bayonets. Coins, R60 paid for silver Rand, R130 paid for crown, Up to R1 500 paid for Boere War medal. Stamps, Cameras, Clock and Watch Parts, Tools, Watchmakers Tools. 021-559 1719 / 082 340 4464. WE BUY BEDDING, LINEN, Curtains, baby/children clothing, Tv's, fridges & any household items. Ph. 084 989 6712
ARC DESIGNS BUILDING PLANS For all new building plans, alterations, additions. Contact: Jeannine Lategan Cell 079 878 2409 0812 L 386C1
SPRINGKASTELE, heliumballonne, koeke, roomyskoeke, party packs. Kontak Riana 083 308 5050 of Chevonne 076 659 4026.
Buitenshuisdienste Home Services Exterior
Scavenger of 2nd hand goods, be it building materials/ furniture/what have you.
TE KOOP FOR SALE
Choose your theme! We deliver, erect & collect. 072 411 6416
4711 L 36DFE
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1 2 10 CASH LOANS LENINGS TOT R200 000 Swartlys welkom Goedkeuring in 5 minute 021 762 7079
Gordyne/Matte/ Stoffering Curtains/Carpets Upholstery
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Let us worry about your moles!!!! Ph: 021-8532180 (w) or 083 769 2428
& accessories at good prices! Quality Electronics, Twin Palms Cntr, C/o Altena Rd & Broadway, Strand - (
VERWYDERING VAN TUINVULLIS EN HUISROMMEL, SKOON-MAAK VAN GARAGE PLASE Marius 072 367 9992
EK DOEN VERWYDERING van tuinvullis asook vervoer werk. Skakel asb vir Nicky 076 521 0427.
FRIDGE / FREEZER/AIRCON No call out fee/Promt service 076 552 0272 www.fridgefreezermobile. co.za
0 Al l e O P RU I M & VERWYDER van tuin- & bouafval Saag van bome & tuinwerk Vervoerwerk Braaihout te koop!DIRK 082 8484 213
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All building plans professional CAD drawn. Cheapest rates, all areas. Contact Rory 0218510792 or 083 456 2823 firstname.lastname@example.org 0 ATTENTION 0 Removal of garden refuse, building rubble, household refuse. Treefelling and any small loads. Handyman services ( Danie 082-337-9532 / 021-852 6122
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Elektriese Herstelwerk Electrical Repairs ELECTRICAL appliances, repairs to fridges, stoves, washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, etc. Established 30 years in the Helderberg. Qualified trade diploma. Paul Clark (021) 8565132.
Somerset West (021) 851 5153
ALL FRIDGE AND DOMESTIC REPAIRS MOBILE WORKSHOP WENTZEL 083 897 2928 081 443 3396 0412 L 37DB4
Accre d ited installe r 3111 L 34BCC
Vervoer en Berging Moving & Storage
Stellenbosch (021) 883 2226
• Free quotes • 24 Hour service • Affordable rates • 15% Pensioner discount • All areas • No call out fee Contact Clayton 076 728 6806
Garden Refuse Removal and Builders Rubble Large & small loads 1 Ton bakkie or 3 ton lorry. Tel. 082 7392 895 or 072 770 6873 INGEBOUDE KASTE Slaapkamers, kombuise, muureenhede, hang van deure en skirtings. Gratis kwotasies en beste diens! Kontak 083-704-0115 EMERGENCY PLUMBERS AND ELECTRICIANS For all plumbing and electrical problems! BE YOUR PROBLEM BIG OR SMALL, MAKE IT MINE GIVE ME A CALL! 10% Pensioners discount on labour ( 082 823 2196 021-8564727 086-075-8595
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HELDERBERG CARPORTS Single & Double Galvanized Steel Carports Will beat all written quotes. Call Gerhard 0741950771.
* Blocked Drains * Burst Geysers 24 * Taps Hours * Burst Pipes * Bathroom Renovations
MOTORS EN BAKKIES GESOEK Skakel 079 777 1729
ACVV STRAND Benodig die dienste van 'n: MAATSKAPLIKE HULPWERKER (Voltyds) Vereistes: Registrasie by die SA Raad vir Maatskaplike Diensberoepe (SACSSP); Kennis van geĂŻntegreerde en ontwikkelingsgerigte kinder- en gesinsorg insluitende statutĂŞre dienste; Geldige rybewys. Gewaarmerkte afskrif van identiteitsdokument Polisieklarings Sertifikaat
COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE Serving Strand, Somerset West, G/Bay, Stellenbosch
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Skoonmaakdienste Cleaning Services 0 ATTENTION 0 Elite House Office Cleaning p r o v i d e s service daily/weekly for S p r i n g Cleans, Windows & Ironing. F r o m R80 per shift. ( Dalien 0 8 2 - 3 3 5 5027 / 021-852 6122
Swembaddienste Swimming Pool Services
Algemeen General Vacancies
Werksgebied: Strand, Nomzamo en Gordonsbaai Vergoedingspakket: Salaris binne ACVV-skale, pensioen- en mediese fonds Rig aansoek en 'n volledige CV aan (CV + 3 resente referente): Die Voorsitter ACVV Strand Posbus 244, Strand, 7139 Navrae: Voorsitter Telefoon gedurende k.u. (021) 854-4748
Datum van diensaanvaarding: 1 Maart 2013 Sluitingsdatum: 8 Februarie 2013 Indien u teen 15 Februarie 2013 geen terugvoer ontvang het nie, beskou die aansoek as onsuksesvol. Hierdie is 'n gelyke indiensnemingspos.
GRASSNYDIENSTE Skakel Jaco by 071 685 0887
AFLOS VOEDSELDIENSBESTUURDER (4 MDE DIENSTERMYN KONTRAK)
Persoonlike Selfdedag Diens
CARPORTS/AFDAKKE Patios/pergolas. Decks. Treated & SABS timber. Smart finish using 22 years exp. Great product @ great price! Tel: 083414-8103/021-8581873
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Passie en geduld met ouer mense Goeie kennis van Kosvoorbereiding Ervaring in Motivering en Bestuur van Personeel Hantering van Nywerheidsverhoudinge Moet goeie toesig kan hou en kan organiseer Goeie administratiewe- en finansiĂŤle vaardighede Goeie kommunikasie (Afr & Eng) Rekenaargeletterdheid Ondersteun spanwerk Woonagtig in Helderberg area Eie vervoer Stuur CV met 2 kontakbare verwysings na Lsmuts@geratecza.com Faks: 086 665 4561 Telno: 021-461 3820 AVON REPS Full or Part time Earn between 15 and 30% commission. Call Sonia 021-845-8600 or 082-536-9811
E X P E R I E N C E D LEATHER HANDBAG MACHINIST required for factory in Somerset West. Only experienced people EK SOEK DAME met need apply. Contactable naaldwerk ondervinding. references required. Skakel Joey by 021 85 Phone 0825130557 or 10930. 0825146675.
Motors te Koop Vehicles for Sale CAR / BAKKIE Wanted for student ( 072-453-6970 Ford Escort Estate R38 500 , Mercedes 250D '98 R48 500, Corsa Classic R34 500, for sale.
Benodig Dienste van Huishulp: Maandag tot Vrydag. Raadplegende verwysings, 27 tot 40 jr Goeie gesondheid, netjies, betroubaar, eerlik. 5Jr ondervinding, geen rokers of drinkers. Area Jamestown Stellenbosch BETROUBARE persoon, met verwysings, gesoek om na huis / diere / tuin in Strand om te sien wanneer uitstedig (oorslaap). Geen rokers. 082 927 0898 (na ure).
Geklassifiseerd Classifieds Bookkeeper Company based in Somerset West is looking for a mature and experienced Bookkeeper. Key responsibilities include producing a trial balance, management of cashbooks, creditors and debtors processing. At t r i b u t e s r e q u i r e d : strong reconciliation skills, accuracy, and numeracy. Successful candidate will have a minimum of a Matric, a minimum of three years experience in a Bookkeeper position, solid Pastel or Tourplan and Excell skills.
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EXPERIENCED people required for: . Cashier . Paint Mixer . Sales Person - exp in key cutting and glass cutting . Bookkeeper - exp in debtors / creditors. Drop CV and copy of ID at Strand Paint and Hardware Build It, cnr of Lower Gordon's Bay and Brewery Road, Strand.
Extruder Operators/ Operators Assistants Persons with experience in the running of Film Blowing Extruders required by film blowing company in the Strand Salary: R8000 to R10000 Somerset West area. In neg. addition vacancies exist for Operators Assistants Apply before 31/01/2013 in the extrusion E m a i l : department. Shift work email@example.com will be required. a Contact no 082 7788947 Please note should you not receive a reply within 14 days consider your Verlang VOORMAN met eie vervoer met kennis van application unsuccessful. bou van hoë kwaliteit woonhuise wat kan uitsit Brits & Matthee planne lees en kontrolle Prokureurs benodig die van werksmense en matedienste van riaal kan neem. HelderONTVANGSDAME / berg omgewing. Faks 021BEMARKER 851 4583 Diensaanvaarding: FAST GROWING 1 Maart 2013 MARKETING COMPANY LOOKING FOR YOUNG Salaris: R3 000-00 ENERGETIC per maand INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN ANSWER YES TO Verkieslik persoon wat 50 THE FOLLOWING: jaar en ouer is en wat 'n . Speak English & Afri2de inkomste benodig. kaans . Outspoken personality Geen ondervinding nodig. Opleiding sal verskaf word. . Ability to perform well under pressure Rig asseblief u CV voor 31 . Target driven Januarie 2013 per epos aan . Call centre knowledge firstname.lastname@example.org . Available to start immediately We offer: CALL CENTRE STAFF Telemarketer position . Basic + UP to R10 000.00 a va i l a b l e . P re f e ra b l y in commission to successresiding in Helderberg ful candidates area. Experience required . Call centre training and people between ages . Cash money in your 40 - 60 will be given pocket if you reach expecpreference to. English and ted targets Afrikaans a must. Basic Call us now for a GOOD R4000.00 + commission. AND FAST growing career Please call (021) 853 4721 in the call centre industry. CARPENTER with good knowledge and experience FOR INTERVIEW CALL in furniture manufacturing 021-838 2056 OR 071 255 required by factory in 9348. Strand. Fax short CV to 021-853 5079. Fibre Glass Specialist competent person with CREDIT CONTROLLER experience in fibre glass A well established timber required for contract work. company in Blackheath 0767407536 Thea requires an experienced bilingual person to join FINISHING SANDER their team to handle the with furniture experience. full functions of the credit Fax short CV to 021-853 c o n t ro l l e r. M u s t b e 5079. c o m p u t e r l i t e ra t e Kerridge experience an advantage but not a GB MED RESCUE is a p r e r e q u i s i t e . private ambulance service R e m u n e r a t i o n a n d located in the Helderberg benefits to be discussed Area currently looking for with successful candidate. a fully qualified ILS CV to be emailed to MEDIC on a permanent email@example.com basis that must have the a or fax to 021 905 8045 following requirements: (short-listed candidates Current registration with will be contacted). the HPCSA Sales person Casual Must be 21 years of age or r e q u i r e d f o r d é c o r older with a Code 10 h o m e s t o r e o p p o s i t e license (code 10 preferable Somerset Mall. Must have b u t c o d e 0 8 a l s o sales experience. On the acceptable) and a valid spot thinking and super PDP. sales service. Mainly for Person applying should weekends. Ph 0766787767 preferably live in the Helderberg Area. DOMESTICS NEEDED for housecleaning Previous experience as a service. No sms's or medic working on an missed calls. ambulance is preferable Tel. 083 283 7576 but not a requirement. PART TIME THERAPIST required for busy salon in Please send CV to Somerset West. Contact management@gbmedrescu e.co.za or call 083 669 079 872 2091. 5741 / 021-856 0214. EMPLOYMENT 'n Ervare OFFERED. PLAASBESTUURDER Require for 4 - 6 weeks, word benodig op 'n plaas ½ day / flexitime, 3km buite Stellenbosch. experience in Pastel Die persoon se sleutel bookkeeping. Email: pligte sal hoofsaaklik die firstname.lastname@example.org omsien van 2 ha wingerd, PERSON REQUIRED to algehele instandhouding / fill office position. Must nutsman en toesighouding oor 3 personeel wees. have very good computer experience, web, office Akkomodasie word op die planning and organization plaas voorsien (1 slpkmr w/s). Indiensneming skills. Own transport and datum 1 Maart 2013. live in or close to Gordon's E-pos jou CV aan Bay. Salary negotiable. Contact Tony 083 443 email@example.com of faks na 021-951 6509. 7773.
Pick 'n Pay Gordons Bay We are seeking experienced: - Cashiers - Till Packers - Deli Assistants with Excellent Customer Service - Halaal Butchery Assistant - Bakers required for weekends. Experience not compulsory, instore training provided. - Blockman - Confectioner Fax CV+ ID to: 086-5649167
Soek BOEKHOUER vir halfdag (soggens): Moet op die volgende programme kan werk: . Quick books / Quick books payroll . E@sy File . Moet boeke tot op proef balans staat kan doen . UIF & PAYE . Payroll Maandeliks en weekliks . VAT Recon . Betaling van VAT, UIF en PAYE op e-filing . IRP5 en IT3 . Jaareinde kan doen Email asb alle aansoeke na: Qualified / Semi-qualified firstname.lastname@example.org. PANELBEATER needed. za 5+ Years experience. STRAND: ASSISTANT PAINTSHOP ASSISto Cabinet Maker. TANT needed. Must have experience in motor Experience an advantage but not essential. industry. Shop located in Call 082 417 5938. Strand / Somerset West. Contact Celeste 021-854 SWEISER benodig by 9238 Designweld in die Strand. MOET Mig sweiswerk kan QUALIFIED HAIR doen met kennis van STYLIST required for diefwerings, hekke en busy upmarket hairsalon. balutrades om so gou Call 084 627 0124. moontlik diens te aanvaar. Q U A L I F I E D H A I R - Skakel Mev. van Zyl vir STYLIST wanted for verdere besonderhede by F u n k y n e w b e a u t y 021-853 1116, fax CV na emporium in Beach Road 086 628 0853 of e-pos na Strand. Contact Warren on email@example.com 079 770 7105 or Bianca on TEACHER required for 072 641 3766. Preschool in Gordon's Bay. Must reside in the WANT TO EARN extra Helderberg area and be money? Have a reliable able to start at 07:00 vehicle? Why not earn (mornings). Needs to have extra money delivering TEACHING experience, be pizzas for Debonairs Pizza energetic, love working in S/West. Drop your CV with small children and at the store or come in and have your own transport. speak to one of the Please email CV to Managers. besharp.preschool@gmail. com RECEPTIONIST / OFFICE LADY We here at Mediator Printers is seeking a Company in Gants dynamic Sales Centre Strand Representative. 5 Year Monday to Friday 8am experience in the to 5pm printing trade, must have own transport. Duties Include E m a i l C V t o . Attending to Telephonic deirdre@mediatorEnquiries and Sales printers.co.za . Responding to Email Requests 400 . Order Processing and Capturing Betrekkings Gevra . Counter Sales Jobs Wanted . Generating Invoices and Filing Don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of a great working team in a friendly environment with daily challenges. Age group 18 to 35 years. Please fax your CV to 086 672 0266 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Please no phone calls as we are busy attending to our customers RECEPTIONIST A well established timber company in Blackheath requires a friendly experienced bilingual person with a grade 12 to deal with telephone inquiries, attend to visitors and supply company information on the phone to customers. Must be computer literate and assist with various general administrative tasks. Remuneration and benefits to be discussed with successful candidate. CV to be emailed to email@example.com a or fax to 021 905 8045 (short-listed candidates will be contacted).
2 HARDWORKING Zim ladies looking for everyday job or chars. Please call Olivia at 073 528 3281 and Emily at 073 506 9171. 30 Year old Grade R Female kindergarden teacher looking for a job/ Au-pair working with kids between the ages of 2-6 years. Contact Simone Smith on 0764594521
A 30yr old Zim lady is looking for domestic job. Very good at cleaning, ironing and looking after the kids. Plse contact RETIRED MAN with good 0736244602. knowledge of carpentry to supervise small furniture A 39YR old Zimbabwean factory. Call 082 941 lady looking for fulltime domestic work or chars. 8507. Contact Winnie on SALES CONSULTANT 0736818630. required with sound A MALAWIAN LADY is knowledge of extracting looking for domestic work. quantities from building Mondays, Wednesdays plans. Only persons fitting and Fridays. Reference this requirement will be a v a i l a b l e . C a l l G i f t considered. Fax a 1 page 0743340714. CV to 021-8500-439. A very hardworking SA SHAMPOO LADIES lady is looking for a job as with experience required. a housekeeper. Very Contact Morne on honest & good with kids. 021 854 7781. Good ref available. Call 0746060386 / 0781562699 SKOOLVERLATER om nou en dan te help met AFRIKAANSE vrou met meubelaflewerings - geen jare huiswerk ondervinding ondervinding of bestuur- soek werk. Ek beveel haar sterk aan. Skakel 083 310 derslisensie nodig nie. 6469. Skakel 082 941 8507.
AMON AND NAOMI Malawian looking for job as gardener & housekeeper C o n t a c t A m o n 0788630719 or Naomi 0739618467. Reference available. BEAUTY is looking for a job as a full time domestic worker. 073 637 8501. MARIA is looking for a job as a housekeeper or cleaner. Call 073 769 9489
I'M FANNY, Malawian looking for a job as a housekeeper, childminder or any domestic work. I have two years experience. Contact me 084 330 5919. I'M LOOKING for a job as a maid or nanny. Referance available. Call 083 717 7001.
I'M MAUREEN looking for a job as domestic worker. Ref available and CAROLINE looking for a very hardworker. Need char work on Wednesday M o n d a y , T u e s d a y ,Wednesday & Friday. Call and Friday. 0603576479 0781881371 or reference call Gizela at 082 55 082 66 LUCY is a Malawian lady CHARITY, my live in looking for a job as domestic would appre- h o u s e k e e p e r o r ciate char work to childminder. Call her on 0717510004. supplement her salary. She is trustworthy, MALAWIANS LOOKING efficient and pleasant. Please contact Linda looking for a job. Domestic. Name: Lawrence, 0722212228. gardening, painting or any other, phone 078 365 5053 My char is available or 078 367 3921. Tryness Monday and Friday Good ref. Call 0828977894 for housekeeping: 078 812 5138. Reference: 082 814 C o m p a n i o n , C a r e r, 6168. S e c r e t a r y. E n g l i s h speaking woman looking My Gardener, Ephraim for temporary or perma- seeks employment on one nent position. Kind, or two days per week. patient & honest. Should Ephraim has worked for you need some assistance me for more than twenty please call Maureen on years and has proved 084 6194000 / 021 himself to be hard 8521662 & leave a working, honest and message. Your call will be reliable. Please contact me on 0824591098. Brian de replied to a.s.a.p. Villiers. ETHEL is looking for char work for Wednesdays as a My reliable nanny is domestic. For ref call looking for a full time Mariska @ 0824510627 or position asap, Colletta is trustworthy, loyal and call Ethel on 0796000527. amazing with my toddler, I FESINAH ZIM LADY am happy to give a reliable aged 34 is looking for chars reference, pls contact me Mon, Tues, Wed. 5 Yrs on 0743432655 for a full experience. Work permit description of her duties available. Call me 074 358 o r c o n t a c t h e r o n 6423. Ref call Susan 082 0789916863. 487 9458. SAMSON a Malawian GEORGINA AGE 30 is man aged 34 is looking for looking for full time a job as a gardener, domestic work. 081 052 domestic or any farm 2863. PAMELA AGE 22 work. Contact number 073 is looking for domestic 347 4316. work. 074 534 1681. Refs SYLBIA has been with avail. me for eight years. She now needs char work on House Cleaner & Nanny Wednesdays and Fridays with experience available Phone Carol for referance Call 0735069094. 082 2929841. HUISHULP, betroubaar en hardwerkend verlang SYLVIA IS LOOKING for werk vir Dinsdae en housekeeper, chars or Donderdae. Skakel Jeanett every day. I have 3 years Tampane 078 443 9034. experience. Ref available. I am a African lady. My no Verwysing 082 831 4025 is 081 209 1656. I am 32yrs old with exp as a domestic worker T W O Z I M L A D I E S seeking work full time or looking for sleep in or chars. I have contactable chars. Reference available. refs. Please call Miriam on Call Pee on 083 344 9521 or call Portia on 083 733 0734940704. 1708. I am a hardworking lady looking for chars, Monday ZIM LADY looking for to Friday. With good work as a domestic r e f e r e n c e . C a l l worker. I am loyal and trustworthy. With refs 0767256168 and exp. Contact Winnie I am Isaac a Malawian 073 049 2745. I have a looking for a job as a gar- work permit. d e n e r / h o u s e k e e p e r. Contact me on 0730798537. With 2yrs exp wit refs available. I AM looking for char or sleep in work. With contactable references. Looking for work from Mon-Fri. Call Dina 076623-7539. I AM LOOKING for a job, housekeeping, every day or chars. 4 Years exp. Ref 084 547 0078. Contact no 071 807 8042. Saru Chinyere. Contact me or 078 577 0355. I'm a Malawian lady looking for a house keeping job. 3 Years experience. For more information contact 0737238149 or 0725911977
NOTICE Estate Late ETHEL JOYCE BOYD, Identity Number 191008 0036 089, a Pensioner of 505 Vonke House, Lourensford Road, Somerset West, who at her death on 30 October 2012 was a widow. Estate Number: 17749/2012
Creditors and Debtors are required to file their claims with and pay their debts to the undersigned within 30 days of publication of this notice. (25 I'M A MALAWIAN man January 2013)
looking for a job as a gardener, 2 to 3 days only with 3yrs experience. Contact me on 0835881772
I'M A MALAWIAN MAN looking for a job as a housekeeper or guest house cleaner or any garden work. Exp with refs avail. Contact Gideon 073 113 0005.
1 GEMEUBILEERDE bachelor woonstel vir jongmens. Loop afstand van Waterstone Mall. R2 500 pm. Skakel Jan 084 4005 137.
Kamers te Huur Rooms to Let GORDONSBAAI Ongemeubileerde enkel kamer in woning. Deel van alle geriewe. R1700pm. Onmid. Beskikbaar Tel: 021 8562925 / 0734498917 KAMER in huis te huur, Strand. Prof. enkel man. R1 850 p.m. + dep. Alle geriewe. Gemeubileerd. Beskikbaar 1 Feb. Tel 021853-8774 of 082-696-1211. S/W: Kamer met volledige badkamer. Nuwe gebou. Deel kombuis. Swembad. DSTV ingesl. Veilige parkering. R2 300 pm + 1 maand deposito. Tel: 0218522785 of 084 6222 785.
Kommersieel en industriele Eiendom Commercial and Industrial Property
2 Bedroom with garage R3200pm. Next to shopping centre in Strand Secure complex, pool, play area and creche. Contact Jannie 0724732420. 3 SLAAPKAMER woonstel te huur in Victoria Straat, Strand. 5 Minute stap van die see af, naby Strand Pavilion. 2 Badkamers, 3 slaapkamers, waskamer, stoorkamer, parkering, kombuis / sitkamer met ingeboude braai. R4 200 per maand. Skakel Johan by 082 788 3718. BRIDGEWATER S/WES Eenmans tuinwoonstel te huur. R2000 pm water & ligte ingesluit. Kontak 0218526087 of 0769737330. EENMANSWOONSTEL, gedeeltelik gemeubileerd. Alle geriewe. R2 850 p.m. + dep. Beskikbaar 4 Maart. Tel 021-853-8774 of 082696-1211.
OFFICES TO RENT IN HARBOUR ISLAND. Please contact Paula on 082 555 9318.
G O R D O N ' S B AY Bachelor flat on private property. R1 800 pm incl. elec. Suit single, quiet living male. Tel 083 285 9874 only evenings after 6.
Newly renovated spacious Bachelors in the Majestic Gous str ROOM TO LET in busy Strand. R 2800 per slimming salon. Suit month. Secure parking holistic therapist. Contact available. Phone/SMS 083 943 4693. Derik de Beer 082 888 33 55. ONGEMEUBILEERDE woonstel te huur in Strand-Noord. Slegs vir 'n enkel dame @ R2 800.00 per maand. Geen troetelA C C O M M O D A T I O N diere. Onmiddellik beskikNEEDED from mid-end baar. Skakel 083 445 4681 February 2013. Garden of 084 767 2009. flat / Flat or Room to rent in the Strand / Somerset RUIM 1 Slaapk w/stel in West area. Call 082 876 Goedehoop. Private in1889. gang, onderdak parkering. Elektriese heining. DSTV SA/German Couple, mid ingesluit. R2 700pm. Be50's & 2 small pets, seeks skikbaar vanaf 1 Feb. Dep a 2-3 bedroom home, betaalbaar. Kontak 084 furnished or unfurnished, 754 1000. 01/04/2013 or earlier & ± 12 months. We are buil- S/WEST - 2 beds, R3800 ding a new home in - R4000 security comSteynsrust. Rental nego- plexes, mountain views, tiable. Please call Mr/Mrs pool. No pets. Covered Becker on 021-855 2609 / parking. Avail 1 March. Tel 084 925 6279. or Sms 082-439-5167.
MORKEL & DE VILLIERS INC Executor and Agent The Forum 171 13 Drama Street Woonstelle te Huur P.O. Box 43 SOMERSET WEST 7129 Flats to Let Tel: 021-850 9706 JCK/hjvr (KB000024) Edna Brink 083 629 7879
STRAND - Central Granny Flat. 1 Bedroom, fully furnished for single person with free WI-FI internet. Off-road parking. R2800pm inc. lights and water. From 1 March. R3 500: 2 Slp, sek, G/B, 1 Contact Karin: 082 064 FEBR 3819 or 021-853 8742.
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STRAND - Pragtige ruim 2 slaapkamer woonstel te huur. Kontak Theresa 081 490 1635. Beskikbaar 1 Feb. R3 800 per maand.
SOMERSET WEST (behind Monkey Town): Two bedroom cottage in tranquil farm surrounds. R4 000 pm excl power and levies. Regret no pets. Available 1st February. Call 021-858 1574.
STRAND R 3630.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1 vol badkamer. Oop-plan kombuis met leefarea en stoep of balkon. 1 Klein troeteldier welkom. Beskikbaar 1 Maart 2013. Kontak: 079 136 9272 of 021-853 6527 of 079 521 6692.
2 BEDR furnished double storey Winelands Cottage between Stellenbosch & Somerset West. 2 Bathr. Safe area. Wonderful views. Cell 084 742 7362 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HARBOUR ISLAND / SAN JUAN: 2 Bedr, 2 STRAND - FLATS: bathr home, single garage, R2 850: Strand Close 2 bed small garden. No pets. - 1/2/13 R5 500 pm. Avail 1 March. R3 000: Green Acre Terrace Tel. 082 555 7127. 2 bed R3 150: Soteria 2 bed 1 STRUBEN GARDENS, floor - 1/2/13 SOMERSET WEST GORDON'S BAY . 3 bedroom duplex; R2 800: Harbour Park 2 bed . 2.5 bathrooms; house - 1/3/13 . kitchen, livingroom; R2 700 & R2 800: Gordon . Indoor braai patio; Villas 2 bed - 1/2/13 . Single lockup garage + R3 300: La Bella 2 bed loft car port; unit - imm . No dogs / cats allowed R5 200: 3 bed house - . R5 000 per month 1/3/13 ( e xc l u d i n g m u n i c i p a l account) Please call: Manda @ 084 Available from 1 March 240 9451 2013. Please contact Charne Kruger at 082 924 3979 2 SLPK huis op erf. Agter woonhuis. Verkieslik vir 2 dames. R3 400 pm. Ruim oopplan kombuis, groot sitkamer, aparte stoep en ingang. Strand sentraal. Geen diere. Beskikbaar vanaf 1 Maart. Skakel 083 448 3729.
2 Slaapkamer 2 badkamer huis met enkel motorhuis te huur in die veilige Schonenberg Aftreeoord gelee in Somerset Wes. Huur sluit in 15 maaltye om te geniet by die Klubhuis. R7500 per maand. Dadelik beskikbaar. Skakel vir Marika op nommer 021-850 0425.
STRAND R 3700.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1 badkamer naby die see. Oop-plan kombuis en leefarea. Geen diere. Kontak: 079 136 9272 of 021853 6527 of 079 521 6692. STRAND R 3850.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1.5 badkamers in sekuriteits kompleks. Swembad in kompleks. Geen troeteldiere. Kontak: 079 521 6692 of 021-853 6527 of 079 136 9272. STRAND R 6000.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel in Kusweg. 1 Badkamer, Oopplan leefarea en kombuis. Geen diere. Kontak 021853 6527 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692. STRAND vol gemeubileerde 3slpk woonstel. Seefront, enkel motorhuis, 2 badkamers, groot toe balkon. Beskikbaar vir kort of lang termyn verhuring. Onmiddelik beskikbaar. R7500pm. Marius 0823754767
GORDON'S BAY - 3 Bed, 2 bath, double garage with remote. Burglar bars. Built in hob / oven. Available 1 March. Rent R5 850 pm. Call 083 457 0620.
Woonplek te Deel Accommodation to Share STRAND Fu r n i s h e d house 2 share. Self support man laundry / 10 main meals pm. incl. Dep R1500 R2950pm. Tel 0844538007.
SIR LOWRY'S PASS 2 Bedr, bathr, kitchenette, diningr/lounge. Avail 1 Feb 2013. Contact Audrey 0827785876.
Huise te Koop Houses for Sale
Huise te Huur Houses to Let SOMERSET WEST: Fully furnished garden cottage, centrally situated. 1 Bedroom plus large open bedsitter/study. Avail. imm. R5 250.00 pm. CONTACT: Ruth Bird Properties: 021 852 1440 / 082 643 4426
NOOITGEDACHT Private Sale. Cottage with three bedrooms, one bathroom (bath and shower) and carport in lovely quiet complex near Radloff Park. Close to all amenities. Existing tenant with rental agreement to end Nov. R980 000. Tel: 049-891 0019 or 072 529 3886.
Conferment of Civic Honours
STRAND Broadlands Village - 2 bed, very neat, burglar bars R289 000. Gordon's Bay - 2 bed + garage on Golf course R595 000. Next door plot R240 000. 082 376 1461.
Members of the public are requested to nominate individuals, organisations or military units for Civic Honours in accordance with the Council’s Policy for the Conferment of Civic Honours as adopted on 3 December 2008. Civic Honours may be conferred on citizens of Cape Town in the following categories:
NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THE COUNCIL A meeting of the Council of the City of Cape Town will be held on Thursday 31 January 2013 at 10:00 in the Council Chamber, 6th Floor, Podium Block, Civic Centre, 12 Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town. Please note that limited seating is available in the public gallery of the Council Chamber, and therefore seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Should you wish to attend the meeting you are requested to contact Michelle Alberts on 021 400 3708 between 09:00 and 16:00. All requests for attendance must be received by no later than a day before the meeting. You will be required to provide your surname, initials and contact telephone number. Visitors are kindly requested to be seated by 09:30. ACHMAT EBRAHIM CITY MANAGER
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Freedom of the City (person of distinction or military unit) Signing of the Civic Honours Book Freedom of Entry into the City (military units only) The Mayor’s Medal for one of the following: Community Affairs, Social Affairs and Services, Cultural Affairs, Youth Affairs, Recreation and Sport, Conservation, Economic Affairs and Extraordinary Bravery
A Civic Honour may be conferred upon a living person or in memory of a deceased person and all nominations must be in writing, must indicate the honour to be bestowed and include adequate motivation. Please submit your nomination to the Office of the Executive Mayor, Private Bag X9181, Cape Town 8000 or e-mail: Levona.Africa@ capetown.gov.za on or before Friday, 22 February 2013. A copy of the Policy is available on the City’s website at www.capetown.gov.za/policies or may be obtained by phoning 021 400 5841. ALDERMAN DIRK SMIT SPEAKER: CITY OF CAPE TOWN
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Woonstelle te Koop Flats for Sale
‘n Gevestigde ouditeurs- en rekenmeestersfirma in Somerset-Wes bied die volgende posisie om so spoedig moontlik gevul te word:
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St. Georges make sweeping changes Following an unbalanced and challenging 2012 season, St. Georges RFC in Strand made drastic changes to both executive management and coaching staff to rectify the situation. The major change is that Wilbur Kraak is the newly appointed head coach for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Kraak hails from Mamre in the Cape, having completed his studies at Potchefstroom University where his coaching career also started. In 2010 he returned to Mamre and coached Hamlets for two years. He later took up the position of coaching the Koshuis league team and was later recruited by Maties to coach Victorians in the Western Province Super A League for the 2012 season. Willem van der Meer will take care of the u.20 team. Smith Petersen, Patrick Booysen, Deon Isaacs, Lyndon Julius and Jeremy Jansen make up the rest of the coaching staff. Winston Baard will act as the club’s coaching advisor.
The new coaching staff at St. georges include (from left) Lyndon Julius (St. Georges 1st team assistant coach), Henry Cloete (St. Georges vice chairman), Wilbur Kraak (St. Georges 1st team head coach), Jeremy Jansen (St. Georges fitness and conditioning coach) and Willem van der Meer (St. Georges under 20 coach). The St. Georges 2013/2014 coaching and support staff are as follows: first team – head coach – Wilbur Kraak; assistant coach –Lyndon Julius; fitness and conditioning coach – Jeremy Jansen; managers – Ismail Davids and Morne Simons. Important dates for St. Georges: 28 January – friendly against a Zambian touring team
at Charles Morkel; 23 February – morning camp at Strand High; 2 March – friendly vs Wesbank (Malmesbury); 9 March – friendly vs Eersterivier (Kleinvlei Sportsgrounds); 15 – 17 March – pre-season camp for 25 elite players; 23 March – friendly vs Hamlets (Mamre Sportsgrounds); and 6 April – WP Premier A League starts.
Open Softball Day at Pirates Club Helderberg Pirates Baseball Club will be hosting a fun open Softball Day at the club on Sunday 3 February. To enter this fun day all you have to do is make up a team of seven to ten people (colleagues, family or friends) with a maximum of three baseball players per team. Teams should have a creative, catchy name. To enter your team in the event email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org with your team name and proof of payment. The entry fee per team is only R500 and the banking details are: Helderberg Pirates Baseball Club, Nedbank Somerset West, Account number: 1071 303511 and branch code 106012. Teams entering the event should use team names as reference. There will be a full cash bar, braai facilities and a jumping castle for children on the day of the event.
Southeaster favourable for geelbek at Hangklip I received several reports this weekend of good catches of kob along our shores although many of the fish had to be released as they were under size.
Keen young Strand angler Matthew Wake field with two good size musselcrackers caught in Struisbaai during the December holidays. Matthew’s father Mark also caught two crackers of about the same size during the festive season.
There were however several good size geelbek bagged on Melk Bay Beach on Sunday. One of these large fish was caught by well-known Strand angler Hugo Krynauw. Only the odd kob, dassie and white stump were landed from Blake’s Beach and most of the fish were taken on prawn bait. The Toring reef in Harmony delivered a couple of kob in the 4 kg to 6 kg class. There were also some dassie and white stump caught here. I noticed that there were some cuttle fish backbones washed up all along our beach this weekend. This is always a good sign of the presence of geelbek in our bay. The cuttle fish has an internal calcareous cuttle bone which is often found on our beaches and given to cage birds to peck at for added calcium. Anglers and other beach goers should look out for blue bottles which are usually washed out onto the beaches at this time of year. This has not yet occurred this season but the blue bottles are expected soon. Most of the spinnermen that frequent our
beaches and reefs are still expecting good runs of elf, but to date only a few smaller Leervis have been beached, although a number of very large fish have been sighted close to the reefs. Small crafts in the Poort and in Melk Bay have been plagued with small kob and have had to return these small fish to the sea. With the southeasterly prevailing, good catches of geelbek were reported from Hangklip in the evening and morning. The southeast is the correct condition for anglers to fish from small craft at Hangklip. The professional and weekend boatmen could not go to sea on Saturday and Sunday due to the heavy southeast winds. These fishermen are eagerly awaiting good weather and the tunny to return from the west and the deep. There is a noticeable improvement in the behaviour of shore anglers since prohibiting alcohol on our beaches. The littering of glass bottles has also lessened. Most of the unnatural debris such as plastic etc should be collected manually creating employment. Mechanical collecting of seaweed is costly and the machine clears away tons of sand. Seaweed should in any case be left to dry
naturally to form a matrix preventing the sand blowing around. Mechanical cleaning pulverizes the sand granuals which in this minute form blows everywhere. The rest of the globe has stopped mechanical cleaning. We do not want our beach to be stony like Bikini Beach. Due to the slack fishing period that we experienced of late, some interesting facts were recited to me by Steve Champion who has been spinning for yellow tail from the ledges at Rooikranz, Cape Point since he was 11 years of age. He said that in 1952 there were very few yellowtail caught for a period of six weeks, by old timers like the Boshoff brothers, himself and the legendary Fanie Schoeman, author of the book STRIKE. Steve said he was 15 years when on Saturday and Sunday 28 and 29 March an unprecedented run of yellowtail occurred due to massive schools of sardine that were cornered in Buffel’s Bay. That weekend around 500 yellowtail from 17 to 20 lb+ were caught. On the first day of this run Steve had 22 fish, but was beaten by Louis Boshoff by one fish. On Sunday Steve had another 11 fish, a remarkable feat for a young boy. The run continued after the weekend but Steve had to attend school. For all your reel repairs and services contact Art on 021 854 3831. Send your fishing news and photos to email@example.com
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24 Januarie, 2013
CRICKET: LEAGUE MATCHES
Cricketers exit the Helderberg
The HottentotsHolland Cricket Club’s first team who are currently playing against Sherwood Mannenberg at the Gustrouw sports grounds.
PHOTO: PETER BEE
HHCC look well set for a win Hottentots-Holland Cricket Club (HHCC) are in a commanding position in their match against Sherwood Mannenberg which resumes at the Gustrouw grounds on Saturday. HHCC lost the toss and were sent in to field. They quickly bowled Sherwood Mannenberg out for 98 runs. The best of the bowlers were: Y Jakoet 11 -3-11, G Moller with 10-2-12 and R Oliver with 10-2-27 and E Opperman
with 7-2-16. HHCC went in to bat and scored 189 in 51 overs giving them a lead of 91 runs. The best batsmen were: Y Jakoet with 25 runs and W Cloete with 21. At close of play Sherwood Mannenberg were on 16 for 3 after 6 overs with best bowling figures by Y Jakoet with 2-0-3-3 and E Daniels 1-4-3-1. The club’s second team (Assassins) played the third team Strikers in a derby on Satur-
day. Assassins batted first and scored 105/9 in their allotted 35 overs. Best batsmen were Khalied Crombie 36 and Winston Thomas 29. Best bowlers for Strikers were Abubakr Rhoda with 7-3-12 and Warren Martin 7-3-16 and Nazeem Arnold 7-2-23. The Strikers passed the Assassins score in the 34th over with eight wickets down winning the match by two wickets. The best batsmen for Strikers were Zackaria Baderoen 27 and Hishaam Slamdien 24.
Helderberg Pirates pulverise poor Phillies with potent pitching Helderberg Pirates Baseball Club’s teams had a very successful weekend winning four out of their five games. The first side were very impressive against Kenfac Phillies beating them by the mercy rule with 17 points to 7. Pitching proved to be Phillies’ downfall. Bradley de Waal pitched for Pirates and excelled throughout his six frames with most of the opposition’s runs coming off two costly errors. Kenfac’s pitchers could not match the
Badminton club looking for new members Somerset West Badminton Club starts practising again on Tuesday 5 February at the Beaumont Primary School hall in Van der Merwe Street, Somerset West. Thereafter practices will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the hall from 19:30. The club is looking for players and would like all former players and any new people interested in playing to join them. Anyone interested in playing may contact Mike on 082 4108 172
Rugby practice times for Raithby Universals Raithby Universals Rugby Club have started preparations for the 2013 season with practices on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Practices are being held at the Raithby sportsfields from 19:00 and all existing club members as well as prospective new members are invited to the practice sessions.
class of Brad and the Pirates batters pounced at the opportunity. SP Griebenouw had two impressive hits which brought in valuable runs causing Pirates to open up too big a gap for Phillies to recover. Darren Burns had to throw just one frame before the umpire called the ball game. Pirates are beginning to pick up steam and with a beautiful day and with good baseball being played, it looks like this year will have great things in store for Helderberg Pirates Baseball Club.
The junior teams were back in action this week for their first matches of the new year and got off to a great start with the u.10 team beating Silvertree by 15 points to 7. The u.14 team also won their game with a narrow 7 to 3 victory over Kenfac Phillies. A strong Athlone team proved too good for the masters team and they lost the match 12–7. The second side managed to beat Thistles 6–2 in a very close match which saw Greg Cleaver keep the visitors down to only two runs to let the Pirates steal some runs.
Somerset West well placed against Langa Somerset West Cricket Club (SWCC) first team will start day two of their match against Langa on Saturday with a handy 52 run lead and nine wickets still in tact. The match started at Radloff Park in Somerset West on Saturday 19 January and was the start of the first two-day league matches for the Somerset West Cricket Club in 2013. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, SWCC made a solid start getting to lunch with only three wickets down and 100 runs on the scoreboard. After lunch the home team added a further 75 runs to their total in their allotted 60 first innings overs and did so without losing another wicket. The top run scorers were Peter Baumeister 50 not out, Leniel Trezziers 35 and Shaun
Dicks 66 (not out) providing the main bulk of runs for the team. The batting partnerships were as follows: Baumeister/Trezaziers (66 runs) and Baumeister/Dicks, (87 runs not out). Then for the first time this season SWCC bowled with the new Protea ball and found it to their liking. Although the ball did not swing or seam, the host club’s bowlers still managed to bowl Langa out for 136 leaving them with a 39 run lead. The pick of the bowlers were: Ben Nel 8-3-25, Jacques Fourie 7-3-26 and James Wilshere 9-2-25. This then left just 40 minutes in the day in which SWCC had to bat in their second innings. They ended the day on 13/1 with an overall lead of 52.
Practice sessions begin at De Beers AFC The new soccer season kicked off at De Beers on Tuesday with the first practice session. The new committee for 2013 is Alan Winter (chairman), Jason Kallis (vice chairman), Abel Vicente (junior chairman), Joris Christiaans (junior vice chairman), Nigel Morgan
(treasurer), Fritz Lepnik (club captain mentor), Wayne Arlow (club captain), Melinda Morgan (club and match secretary), Laurel Gentry (registrations) and Junaid Roopnarain (sponsorship, fundraising). Phone Junaid Roopnarain on 084 7167 814.
I remember when I joined Somerset West Cricket Club (SWCC) for the first time as a high school boy in 1990 there were six teams at the club. Now there are only three. This is sad, as SWCC is over 100 years old and a founding member of the Western Province Cricket Association. SWCC is however not the only club in the Helderberg with this problem. I’m sure Helderberg, Hottentots-Holland, Macassar and Sir Lowry’s Pass will all tell you that the numbers of senior club cricketers in the Helderberg region has steadily dropped over the past 20 years. There are a number of reasons for this. One of them being that we no longer have any of our clubs playing in the higher WPCA leagues. Only Helderberg is playing in the 1C league and everyone is holding thumbs for them to get promoted to 1B. Five seasons ago SWCC, Helderberg and Hottentots-Holland were all playing in the 1B and 1C leagues. Having clubs playing in the higher leagues give youngsters a reason to stay in the Helderberg. Many of our talented local players currently play club cricket in the Cape Town area, as there are better opportunities there. Another reason may also be the mismanagement of club funds and facilities. Another reason may be the lack of qualified coaches at some clubs. Most young players who join a club have ambitions of playing in the first team, but sometimes a lack of coaching drives them away. Clubs have coaches for their first teams, but nothing for their lower sides. Another reason cricketers leave our area may be lack of sponsorship. It costs money to run a club. Another reason may also be the lack of marketing by local clubs. When I played in the UK, my club went to all the local high schools to promote the club – it’s a great way of getting new members. These are just some of the challenges that our local clubs face, and if they can be overcome we may yet be able to get our the number of cricketers playing for clubs to where they were.
Metro Netbal Unie hou jaarvergadering Alle netbalspelers moet kennis neem dat die Metro Netbalunie sy verrigtinge vir netbal amptelik dié maand open. Die algemene vergadering sal plaasvind op 29 Januarie om 19:30 op die Gustrouw-sportgronde in die Strand. Die volgende netbalklubs word uitgenooi: Stellenbosch, Strand, Firgrove, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Macassar, Faure, Klapmunts, Franshhoek en Pniel.
DONDERDAG, 24 JANUARIE 2013
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CRICKET: LEAGUE RESUMES
Helderberg take charge against Avendale A
n excellent performance on day one of their match against Avendale will see Helderberg resume the match on Saturday with a lead of 105 runs and eight wickets in hand.
Helderberg cricket club bats man smashes the ball to the bound ary in the match against Avendale played at the Helderzicht sports grounds on Saturday.
PHOTO: PETER BEE
This was the first two-day match of 2013 for Helderberg and was played at the Helderzicht ground. Helderberg are currently in second place on the league followed by Avendale in third position. Skipper of the home team, Vincent Castle, lost the toss and was sent in to bat by the visiting captain. It was a slow start to the day for Helderberg who were not scoring as freely as they wanted to because of the good bowling by Avendale’s bowlers who were also assisted by a slow pitch. Helderberg batted for 58 overs before they were all out for 164 runs. The best batsmen for Helderberg were Ebrahim Latief (38*), Steven Southey (21), Larry Morkel and Malcolm Stuurman with 20 runs each. Avendale went in to bat just after lunch and the Helderberg bowlers did not make it easy for the Avendale batsmen. Wickets fell at a regular interval and Avendale were eventually all bowled out for 84 runs. The best bowlers for the host club were Adrian Van Reenen 22-3-27 and Vincent Castle 12-3-20 while Malcolm Stuurman and Wilton Hindley took two wickets each. Helderberg had to bat for 40 minutes before the close of play but lost two wickets in that session with the score on 27.