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Soup kitchen under fire 2

Flooding in HB streets 3

Padblokkade­ chaos 4

Sixes time again 44

Police and emergency personnel parked in George Street, opposite the business.

STRAND: BUSINESS TO CLOSE

Worker killed in robbery ILLANA FRANTZ

The owner of a bakery in Strand has decided to close his doors permanently, after a robbery on Monday left one of his employees dead. Deon da Silva, owner of Deon’s Bread Slicing in Smit Street, George Park, says he is opting to close his business out of fear that more people would get hurt if he were to continue running. Da Silva says he had been doing deliveries

Deon’s Bread Slicing for the past 12 years. The men then fled the scene in a white Mazda Midge with over R10 000 in cash. The staff members, in a state of shock, ran to neighbouring businesses to ask for help. The police were called and Da Silva was notified of the tragedy, and both rushed to the scene. Paramedics were also alerted, and though a helicopter was dispatched, Phumzile Salman (30) from Nomzamo died on the scene as a result of the gunshot wound to his head. “They could have just taken the money and

in Grabouw when the incident happened at 09:00 on Monday. According to his five staff members, five armed men posing as customers walked into the shop. Once inside, they pulled out their weapons, moved everyone to the toilet at the back, and demanded money. “They forced my sister to go the safe and hand over the money. “When one of the men caught one of my workers looking at him, he shouted, ‘Don’t look at me!’ and he shot him in the head,” says Da Silva, who has been running

left,” Da Silva says. “Why did they have to shoot him? “Everyone is still very emotional and sad about what happened,” he continues. “I also feel very down, as I was the one who had to inform his family. He had been working for me for three years.” A docket for business robbery and murder has been opened. The investigation continues, and no arrests have yet been made. Anybody who can shed light on the matter is urged to call Detective Warrant Officer Jaco Snyman on 0 021 854 9100.

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SOMERSET WEST: STREET PEOPLE’S CENTRE

Homeless centre awaits fate JAMEY THOMAS Due to considerable opposition, it appears the fate of the Helderberg Street People’s Centre is hanging in the balance. The lease of the Helderberg Street People’s Centre in Somerset West expired in August, and whether it will be renewed is yet to be decided. DistrictMail has received a number of objections to the renewal from local residents and organisations. Peter Ford, chairperson of the Helderberg Residents’ Action Association, says there is strong opposition to the centre’s present location. “It is situated in the heart of the business district, in an area that urgently needs intervention to reverse incipient decay,” writes Ford. “If this is not done, the town will gradually deteriorate and its citizens will abandon it for other areas.” Ford says the centre draws people from other areas to the CBD daily, who then hang around and “contribute towards the general untidiness” of the area. Somerset West resident Ingrid Morrison also believes the centre should never have been allowed to operate in Busy Corner, not to mention next to a liquor outlet, outside of which, she says, the police arrest drug dealers regularly. “It should also not be situated opposite a library, close to a primary school, and within walking distance of old-age homes,” writes Morrison. In her letter to DistrictMail, she says criminals “hide amongst the ‘homeless’, many of whom are not truly homeless but refuse assistance from social services, choosing to live

TAKING A STAND AGAINST DRUGS: Andrew Arnolds of anti-crime and -drug organisation City of Light shows on a map of Broadlands Village the route along which they, in conjunction with the Lwandle police, will march against drugs on 3 November. Arnolds says the high-crime area has 28 drug houses. The march will start at 12:00, after an address by Lwandle station commander Lieutenant Colonel Bongani Mtakati at 08:00. Phone Andrew Arnolds on 084 689 0820 for more information.

The Helderberg Street People’s Centre is situated in Victoria Street. on the streets and continue in their self-destructive habits”. On the other hand, Ian Greer, chairperson of the Helderberg Street People’s Centre, says the centre’s current site is the ideal one from which to run it. “We do not wish to be moved out of the centre town and out of sight, where we will be inaccessible to those requiring help. “We would gladly relocate, provided that a premises could be found that is accessible and amenable to both the poor and our volunteers,” says Greer, who says the centre does more than merely provide hundreds of homeless people with clothes and food – it also gives them the opportunity to obtain an education.

Greer says almost 2 000 people have signed and submitted a petition to the City, requesting that the centre stay where it is until a suitable alternative can be found. “Eight churches gave their support, and NGOs have voiced their support for the centre. These voices need to be heard.” Stuart Pringle, a ward councillor and chairperson of Subcouncil 8, says he is working on the establishment of a skills development centre, for which premises have already been found. This ties in with the City’s plan for a job-seekers’ database or centre, together with a social development precinct that is intended to bring together the many initiatives dealing with homelessness, making it convenient for

those who need its services. “It will allow people to give responsibly to those in need, while growing the skills base and transforming the town into a people-centred environment where business can thrive, jobs can be created and poverty reduced.” The City of Cape Town’s Property Management Department has advertised a proposal for the centre’s lease renewal, and all comments and objections, along with the centre’s responses to them, will be considered before a decision is made. A prayer meeting on the issue will be held tomorrow (Friday 26 October) at the United Church in Somerset West at 10:30. ) Read the letters on page 8 for more.

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HELDERBERG: WEATHER

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his past month, numerous streets across the Helderberg were flooded by raging storms.

Last Friday, the stormy weather once again took unprepared residents by surprise, and many battled to enter and exit their homes and workplaces due to the waterlogged roads. Subcouncil 8 chairperson Stuart Pringle says the City of Cape Town conducts a “winter readiness programme”, during which drains are cleared, to prevent flooding. “Obviously the very heavy falls this year have resulted in flooding in spite of this,” says Pringle. Having been informed by the City of Cape Town’s Roads and Stormwater Department of-

Helderberg residents were greeted by snow on the Hottentots Holland Mountains on the morning of 19 October.

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ficials, he explains that this flooding occurs from time to time because the underground stormwater systems are only designed to cater for smaller, more frequent rainstorms. “Roads act as a secondary system for the transport of stormwater, and will therefore always be full of water when the capacity of the underground system has been exceeded,” says Pringle. “In instances where properties are flooded, we do our best to source funding to address the problems.” According to the WeatherSA, the weather for the upcoming week is expected to be mostly warm and sunny. No rain has been forecast. ) See the tables to the right for the rainfall figures. Rainfall exceeding 50 mm in one day is considered severe. Rainfall exceeding 12,5 mm in one hour is considered heavy.

AMOUNT OF RAIN RECORDED FOR THE 24­HOUR PERIOD OF 19 OCTOBER Strand Automatic Weather Station

52,2 mm

Lower­lying Helderberg: Macassar, Faure, Firgrove, Bredell

20,8 mm

Helderberg College

38,0 mm

WIND

Strand Automatic Weather Station Lower­lying Helderberg: Macassar, Faure, Firgrove, Bredell

14,8 mm – heavy rain – was recorded between 16:00 and 17:00 7,0 mm – moderate rain – was recorded between 16:00 and 17:00 Hourly measure­ ment not available

Highest average wind speed Strongest gust recorded within recorded for the one hour, day, measured in measured in kilometres per kilometres per hour hour 36 km/h

76 km/h

43 km/h

65 km/h

Gordon’s Bay residents battled to move in and out of their properties after streets were transformed into impromptu rivers.

Motorists travelling in Broadway, Strand, experienced much difficulty driving through waterlogged roads. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

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New Liquor Act discussed in meeting GORDONSBAAI: HAASBOERDERY The Somerset West police will hold a meeting on Monday 29 October to discuss the new Liquor Act. It will be held at the Somerset

West library hall from 12:00 to 14:00. Phone Warrant Officer Norman Berg on 021 850 1392 or Constable Suzan Jantjies on 021 850 1351.

Swendelary met hase JAMEY THOMAS ’n Bejaarde egpaar van Gordonsbaai het onlangs in die strik van ’n plaaslike haasboer geval en na bewering R6 500 verloor. Charl (63) en Aletta Hugo (64) het Donderdag 11 Oktober op ’n advertensie in Die Burger reageer. Die advertensie, het ’n kursus in haasboerdery, met hase en hokke ingesluit, teen R4 000 aangebied. “My man, wat graag ’n haasboer wil word, het dieselfde dag nog die persoon gebel en die man het ons nog dié dag kom besoek,” vertel Aletta. Sy sê Charl het die volgende dag ’n kontrak met die man – wie se naam aan DistriksPos bekend is – aangegaan. Hy het ’n handleiding en CD ontvang en het geglo hy sou oor tien dae vier hase ryker wees. Selfs die kamp vir die hase sou op sy perseel opgerig word. Máár, geen van dié beloftes het gerealiseer nie. Die man het nóg geld gevra en daarmee verdwyn. “Hy het tydens sy besoek aan ons die grootte van ons perseel opgemerk

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en Charl oortuig om meer hase aan te hou en daarmee te teel. Hiervoor moes Charl hom ’n addisionele R2 500 gee,” sê Aletta. Sy vertel hulle het later, toe hul dogter by hulle kom kuier het, uitgevind dié man is eintlik ’n skurk. “My dogter se vriendin het vertel hoe dié man voorgee dat hy ’n haasboer is en al heelwat mense van hul geld beroof het. Volgens haar het die man blykbaar ook ’n Facebook-profiel wat beweer dat hy ’n con is,” vertel Aletta. Die Hugo’s het wel gewonder hoekom hulle die tjek aan J. Taljaard moes uitmaak (nie die man se van), en hoekom hulle ná meer as tien dae nog geen hase ontvang het nie. Volgens Aletta het hulle toe oor die man begin navraag doen en uitgevind dat hy ook ’n Potjie Geldenhuys van Ceres ingeloop het. “Dié man het R40 000 verloor.” Volgens Potjie het hy ook vir al die man se beloftes geval. Aletta sê ’n haasboer, wat ook in Die Burger adverteer, het aan haar gesê dat die man haasboerdery ’n slegte naam gee.

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N2-BLOKKADE: Verskeie wetstoepassingseenhede het verlede Donderdag kragte saamgespan en ’n grootskaalse padblokkade op die N2 gehou. Honderde motors wat Somerset-Wes wou binnekom, moes deur die blokkade, wat vanaf 07:00 tot 15:00 gehou is, ry. Die tou motors het kilometers ver gestrek. Volgens konst. Suzan Jantjies, woordvoerder van die Somerset-Wes-polisie, is 77 verkeersboetes ter waarde van R77 000 uitgereik. Een persoon is ook in hegtenis geneem vir die besit van dagga. Die stasiebevelvoerders van Somerset-Wes en Macassar, kol. Mary Anne Williams en lt. kol. Errol Merkeur, deursoek hier een van die voertuie wat afgetrek is.


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SIGN OF THE TIMES: New signs for dog owners are being put up along beaches by the City of Cape Town’s Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department. “For many, dog-walking is an important part of their coastal experience,” says councillor Tandeka Gqada, mayoral committee member for community services. “However, the City also recognises that dogs can, at times, negatively impact on the experience of other beach users. The City has allocated a mix of dog-free beaches where no dogs are allowed; beaches where dogs are allowed on leads at certain times; and beaches where dogs are allowed to run free.” Helderbergers can walk their dogs west of Gordon’s Bay main beach. PHOTO: DELIAH BRINKHUIS

SOMERSET WEST: CABLE THEFT

Park robbed of light NIKITA SYLVESTER AND ILLANA FRANTZ

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everal days after Reitz Park was endowed with lighting, cable thieves struck, leaving the park in darkness once more.

Somerset West resident Des van Niekerk made the discovery last Thursday while walking her dogs in the park. “We saw piles of earth next to where the cables had been laid. They had been stripped close to the bank of the Lourens River.” Ward 84 councillor Stuart Pringle was informed of the incident on the same day. “The idea was to create an area where the community could walk in the evenings with the lights to make it easier, safer and a more pleasant experience,” explains a disappointed Pringle. He says he decided to install the lights after he had the council put up a fence along Reitz Street last year to keep vehicles off the park.

Van Niekerk, who has been living in Fagan Street for the past five years, says she’s very unhappy about the theft. “It was horrible to see how taxpayers’ money was wasted. It’s also sad to see how easy it is for them to steal.” Pringle adds to this sentiment. “It is sad when a community takes ownership of a public space and wants to make use of it, but a majority of criminals seek to ruin things. It would be tragic if we were forced to lock public open spaces at night to protect the people’s assets. “I am currently working with several community groups and organisations to look at ways to secure our parks without turning them into gated areas,” says Pringle. Although the City of Cape Town will repair the lights, it’s turning into a costly exercise – the amount spent on the project from ward 84’s budget allocation came to R50 000. Pringle has notified the City’s ferrous metal theft unit, which is investigating the matter. It has also been reported to the police.

IN MEMORIAM: Boet Deysel (64), sales manager of the local Cash Converters, died on 21 October. He was well loved by his staff and clients. Janeen Newbould, his daughter, says it was her father’s wish that all his friends and colleagues be thanked for their love and support through his short illness and the death of his wife Issie (61) on 16 October. A memorial service will be held this Friday at 10:00 at the New Apostolic Church in Lourens Road, Somerset West. A private cremation of the couple will follow the ceremony.

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Matrics put pen to paper for last time Monday morning marked the start of the final 2012 matric examinations for some 48 000 pupils in the Western Cape. For many grade 12 pupils this is also the most stressful and difficult time in their school career, as they put pen to paper for the last time in a school uniform. Parents, families and friends should be supportive and understanding, and help these young adults complete the most important examinations of their lives. The fear for the majority of these grade 12s is that they will be writing external exams, and have absolutely no idea at all of what to expect, which in turn leads them to worry and stress more. Even for those hard-working and diligent pupils who have worked hard for the entire year and have prepared well for these finals, the fear of the unexpected still looms. Schools understand and know all too well the trying times that matrics go through, and look out for students displaying signs of severe stress, depression or even suicidal tendencies. These students are closely monitored and encouraged to speak to counsellors if they feel they are not able to cope. However, students who have prepared well for these exams should show fewer signs of stress than their siblings who have not put in the same amount of effort. Plenty of sleep, a healthy diet, exercise and fresh air during breaks will all help alleviate the stress.

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Town centre soup kitchen debate gets warmer The invitation to a prayer meeting in support of the Street Peoples’ Centre is a fine initiative by compassionate people who give of their time and energy to alleviate the suffering of the poor and homeless. I hope, though, that the earnest prayers for guidance will include all parties – not only our councillors and the officials of the City of Cape Town, but also those who support the soup kitchen. Among those who offer considerable opposition from some sectors of the community, to which Ian Greer refers, are many worthy citizens who share his compassion for the homeless, but who believe that a Christian response to their needs can and should also be compatible with the interests of a wider and deserving public. The present dispensation is incompatible with those needs. I know of strong opposition over at least four years and probably longer to the present siting of the soup kitchen run by the centre. This is not necessarily opposition to the soup kitchen, but to its present location. It is situated in the heart of the business district of the town, in an area that urgently needs intervention to reverse incipient decay. Right now, vigorous and determined efforts are well under way by councillors, civic organisations, citizens, business leaders and the City to redress the decline and to develop a vision for an improved town centre. If this is not done, the town will gradually deteriorate to a point

where its citizens will abandon it for other areas. As it is, some business premises are not lettable at reasonable rentals or to stable tenants, and this situation is worsening. The soup kitchen is in this area and, over and above the homeless of the town, it attracts outside people to the town centre every day who inevitably tend to loiter and contribute towards the general untidiness. The problem is made worse because, regrettably, at this stage the town still has difficulty in providing amenities like conveniences and rest rooms. Furthermore, it is clear that many of those who receive free soup are in fact people in employment in the town, who understandably take advantage of a free benefit. The fact is that the Street Peoples’ Centre is providing a free service to many people who are not those whom it was originally intended. Mr Greer believes that his organisation is in the right location. It seems that his view does not to take into account that the town centre has to serve all the citizens of Somerset West, numbering many thousands, most of whom contribute heavily through rates and taxes to maintain the town. Their interests and their concerns are certainly reasonable and entitled to fair consideration. Increasingly, people are reluctant to use the CBD and prefer outlying areas, where possible. Business, too, tends to migrate out of the CBD. This is the lifeblood of the

town draining away. The soup kitchen is not the sole cause of this, but it is a serious contributory factor, and this is why many people consider it undesirable that the lease should be renewed. There are in fact other active and effective organisations which also seek to alleviate the problems that the Street Peoples’ Centre addresses. Oasis, a non-profit NGO, has achieved noteworthy results in rehabilitating homeless people among their own families and in assisting others with problems of illness and substance abuse. The subcouncil and the City are actively and urgently engaged in establishing an unemployment and skills training centre not far from the town centre. It is the intention that such a centre should provide accommodation for a soup kitchen. While these arrangements are incomplete, it is clear that the problems of the homeless are a matter of serious attention for many. I hope, therefore, that the prayer meeting will entreat divine wisdom and guidance for all the parties to recognise that a solution to the problem of the centre should also accommodate the legitimate interests of the townsfolk, and that the welfare of all is achievable within the spirit of goodwill and compassion that exists if everyone is willing to grasp the available hand of friendship and cooperation.

Peter Ford Chairperson, Helderberg Residents’ Action Association

Sê jou sê ) Wearesaddenedbythelossofagreat maninourlives.WesaluteyouPeterGordon, rest in peace. ) Congratulations with your job as a legal assistant Zanda-lee. We are proud of you, well done. Barry and Isaacs family ) Iwouldinvitetheconcerned ratepayer who wonders what the municipality is doing to clean up Somerset West to contact me on 082 446 1520. Regards Councillor Stuart Pringle ) Kobus Feyt jy is die beste man en pa wat mens kan kry. Ons is so lief vir jou. Vandag is ons nege jaar getroud en ek is nog steeds verlief op jou. Dankie dat jy jy is. Liefde Marlise ) Hartlik dankie aan ons munisipaliteit vir die opknap van straatname in die Lemoenboomstraat/Admirals Way area. Welgedaan! ) BaiedankieaandiepersoneelvanTiger WheelandTyrevirhulvriendelikeenprofessionele diens. As enkel vrou is hul besonder behulpsaam - dankie dit word waardeer. Katherine ) ’n Groot dankie aan PETS vir die werk wat julle doen. Dankie aan Jackie Howe wat Honey aangeneem het. Wonderlik om’nmooieindetesienenaandievorige eienaar van Honey - “may you rot in hell for the hell you put Honey through. Wish I could lay my hands on you!” Marietjie L ) JustabigshoutouttothecrewatIndigo Backpackers in Gordon’s Bay. Shot for the wonderful time and good vibes. Nice one. Zabba ) Op die 25 Oktober is jy ’n ronde 50 jaar oud en oupa Randal moet dit geniet. Lief jou, Skyler ) AanRandal,magjy’ngeseëndeenliefdevolle 50ste verjaarsdag hê op 25 Oktober. Met liefde van Jillian, Raynaldo, Bronwin en Tammy ) Estate agent (name withheld) in Audi with cellphone stuck to ear racing throughcircle,youareahazard.Ismoney so important to you? John ) Illegal drag racing takes place every Thursday evening after 22:30 on the N2 stretch at the BP petrol station. Don’t these idiots know they are putting other lives in danger? ) God’s richest Blessings on your 40th birthday Shawn Gillion on 27 October. May the Almighty spare you many more years to come. Hope your wife and son Jarred spoil you to bits. Lots of love Mynie, Vlooi, Jade, mommy, daddy, Wayne and children ) DiebeheerliggaamvanMirandaMews wildiebouer,mnr. CharlPrinsvanRenuw Construction, hartlik bedank vir stewige ennetjiesemuurwathyensyspanbyons woonstelle op die hoek van Murray- en Terhoevenstraat gebou het. Dit lyk pragtig. ) Bishop Hefkie, Reverend Murcott, ReverendSimons,ReverendMoses,Prof Herman Pienaar, brothers and choir thank you four celebrating Peter Gordon’s life in a most wonderful way, may his soul rest in peace.

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Objections to soup kitchen come from ‘a broad spectrum’ One would hope that Ian Greer’s prayers for the “poor and most vulnerable” members of our society will include the mostly elderly rate- and taxpaying residents who live in the adjacent residential areas and who see the value of their properties, their life savings, greatly reduced as a result of the deterioration of the CBD, largely caused by the soup kitchen, which to a great extent serves not the “homeless”, but employees of nearby businesses. This soup kitchen should never have been allowed next to a liquor outlet and in a location – Busy Corner – where law enforcement agencies arrest drug dealers regularly. The fact that liquor bottles and cigarette butts litter the areas where the vagrants sleep attests to

this. It should also not be situated opposite a library and primary school, and within a short walking distance of a concentration of oldage homes. It is a fact that criminals are known to hide amongst these “homeless”, many of whom are not truly homeless but refuse assistance from social services, choosing to live on the streets and continue in their self-destructive habits. It is also a fact that this flies in the face of the City’s “Give Responsibly” programme, which aims to “teach a man to fish” and has seen so many successes at the fairly recently established Oasis centre, which concentrates on reintegrating people into society, as well as skills training and employment

opportunities, thereby reestablishing a sense of self-respect. This is true Christian charity. It has been known for many years that the 10-year lease of the soup kitchen would come to an end this month, and most organisations have worked with the authorities on its relocation to a precinct more conducive to the wellbeing of the homeless. There have been objections to its present location from a broad spectrum of organisations and residents representing the wider community – not a minority, as Mr Greer’s letter would imply. His statements to the contrary are thus disingenuous.

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Beautiful? No more I lived in the most beautiful town of Somerset West from 1961 until 2006. I came back for a holiday this month, and what a shock. This town has now become any of the many small towns going down the drain. Main Road has become dirty, and what with all the shops – for example, the R5 shops – and the people trading in Main Road and side rows, it is horrid. I always wanted to come back, but now no more. Please, can the town get its act together?

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Sassa jaag mense se bloeddruk op Op Woensdag 3 Oktober is my vrou by die poskantoor meegedeel dat sy vir haar Sassa-kaart moet aansoek doen, aangesien die betaling van pensioen gestop word. Ek het toe die Sassa-tak in Eersterivier gekontak om uit te vind waar om aansoek te doen vir die kaart en ek is aangesê om na die saal agter die OK in die Strand te gaan. Ons het van 05:45 in ’n ry gestaan en toe die saal oopgesluit word, het ek gevra waar mens moet aansoek doen vir ’n Sassa-kaart. Dis toe wat ek uitvind dat ons by die verkeerde plek is – ons moes by die Tarentaal-saal naby Gordonsbaai gewees het. Ons het toe omstreeks 06:20 by dié saal gearriveer, waar ons ’n ry mense in die koue op ’n oop stuk grond gesien wag het. Almal moes buite die hek wag omdat die saal eers 07:40 oopgesluit word. Ons het in ’n ry gesit en almal, groot en klein, hol rond en raas. ’n Werker van Sassa het aan die mense gesê diegene wat kom aansoek doen vir kaarte en kindertoelae sal gehelp word, maar diegene met poskantoor- en bankrekeninge moet eers volgende jaar Janua-

rie of Februarie terugkom. Toe ons uitloop, vra ek dié man wat nou? Die poskantoor vertel een storie en julle ’n ander. Hy het aan my gesê dat Sassa die geld betaal. Op navraag by Shoprite en Pick n Pay oor hoe dit werk, het hulle gesê dat dit nie noodsaaklik is vir ’n mens om inkopies daar te doen nie en dat mens al jou toelaag-geld daar kan trek mits die geld reeds oorbetaal is. Jare terug was dit All Pay, toe almal rekenings by die poskantoor of bank moes oopmaak. Nou is dít nie meer goed nie, en ’n Sassa-kaart voldoende. Wat volgende? Ek is in besit van ’n brief van Sassa wat poskantoor toe gestuur was en sê dat elkeen van hierdie maand af ’n Sassa-kaart moet hê. Nou sal pensioenarisse beroof word. Verbeter die aansoek-proses – mense met kindertoelae word aan die een kant van die saal gehelp en Sassa-kaart aansoeke aan die ander. Sassa is besig om mense moerig te maak, want jy staan tot drie maal in ’n ry.

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Watch out for robot­running prisoner van There is a need to warn motorists to use extreme caution when using the green light to move forward at the major intersection in the Helderberg. The driver of the police van used to transport prisoners to the local magistrates’ courts disregards the traffic lights when they turn red against him and proceeds though the intersection at high speed. Asthefirstinlinetousethegreenarrows to the right up the R44 at the Lord Charles

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iThemba Labs and NTP Radioisotopes officially unveiled the Siemens 11-MeV cyclotron – a particle accelerator that sends charged atomic and subatomic particles on a blazing radioactive roller-coaster ride – at iThemba Labs in Faure on 19 October. The cyclotron will produce enough of a compound called 18F-FDG to meet the demand of the two cancer diagnostic centres in the Western Cape for the next 15 to 20 years. Before this, the centres were forced to share the yield of a cyclotron with other groups, and sometimes had to draw stock from Gauteng. Termed a “radiopharmaceutical”, 18F-FDG is needed for scans using a technique known as positron emission tomography–computed tomography (PET–CT); the compound is injected into a patient, and the scanner traces its path through the person’s body. Among others, the technique is greatly useful in finding tumours. iThemba Labs, a facility forming part of the Na-

tional Research Foundation, together with NTP, part of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), had the cyclotron installed and ready to rumble in September. One of the two facilities to benefit is the PET–CT Centre at Tygerberg Hospital. The facility, launched in April, serves patients from Tygerberg, Groote Schuur and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospitals. The other facility is the Cape PET–CT Centre at Panorama Medical Centre. The diagnostic service, offered to more than 10 people a day, is critically reliant on 18F-FDG. “We are pleased to be able to assist the medical community and contribute to meeting the needs of patients,” says Dr Gillian Arendse, manager of community interaction and training at iThemba. And it’s come at a pivotal time. Quoting Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, director-general of the World Health Organization, Arendse says: “The global burden of cancer continues to increase. In the year 2000, 5,3 million men and 4,7 million women developed a malignant tumour, and 6,2 million died from the disease. The number of new cases is expected to reach 15 million by 2020.”

Dr Zeblon Vilakazi (director of iThemba Labs) cuts the ribbon during the unveiling of the new cyclotron as Phumzile Tshelane (CEO of Necsa), standing to the left, looks on.

Lord Charles ball brings in big bucks for charity The seventh Lord Charles Hotel Charity Ball raised a phenomenal R125 000 for those in need – the biggest amount ever generated by the event. The money is to be divided between two local charities, the Imibala Trust Sponsor-a-Child project and the Erinvale Care and Help Organisation (ECHO). The charity ball – which incorporates an auction – was first held in 2005. Generously contributing to each event since then, all of the Somerset West hotel’s service providers deliver their products or services at cost price, thereby maximising the amount donated to good causes. “Last year, in spite of the tough economy, the charity ball raised R106 000,” says Angela Jacobson, sales and marketing manager for the NH Lord Charles and Plettenberg Bay hotels. Among the items that fetched the highest prices were: a painting of former president Nelson Mandela, which sold for R36 000; a Shaun Pollock cricket bat, for R5 500; and a Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe sculpture, for R4 000. At the official hand-over of proceeds, ECHO representative Lynette Pullen said the money would be used for workshops for students and also for toiletry packs for the aged in the community. ECHO currently supports 22 tertiary-level students.

Seen here (from left) are Mariette de Villiers (Imibala Trust), Angela Jacobson (NH Hotels SA sales and marketing manager), Lynette Pullen (ECHO), Sonia Leibrandt (Imibala Trust), Adrienne Fromage (Lord Charles procurement manager), Serge Foulon (NH Hotels SA managing director) and Jaco du Plooy (Lord Charles revenue manager). “ECHO’s main focus is on education, with the spotlight on our ECHO Development Programme (EDP),” said Pullen. Imibala Trust Sponsor-a-Child administrator Mariette de Villiers said the Lord Charles has supported children through the Sponsor-a-Child programme for several years. A total of 470 sponsorships have resulted from this, and there are some children who have been sponsored for the last four years. “This year the R62 500 raised will sponsor 81 primary school children

and six high school children,” said De Villiers. Serge Foulon, managing director of the Lord Charles and Plettenberg Bay hotels, says NH Hotels International and the Lord Charles are very proud to contribute towards the education and the future of young South Africans. “To be able to give a contribution of R125 000 towards our two main charity organisations – ECHO and Imibala – is truly incredible. I am also very proud of the hard work of the team that made this event possible.”

Time for tea and treats Forget your winter sneeze and leap into a spring breeze with the Tea and Treat this Sunday. This fundraising event is in aid of RR Franks Primary School’s Education for Learners with Special Educational Needs Unit. The Tea and Treat takes place at 15:00 in the Dutch Reformed Church hall in Third Street, Strand. A donation of R50 is requested. Expect great entertainment and prizes not to be missed. Phone Mac on 073 627 1414 for more information.


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Have you seen these beloved pets?

Animal Welfare open day In celebration of Animal Awareness Month, the Animal Welfare Society Helderberg will hold an open day at the kennels in Mansfield Road, Gordon’s Bay, from 10:00 to 14:00 on Saturday. The day will be filled with fun and activities, and you’ll be able to buy raffle tickets for awesome prizes, as well as boerewors rolls, cake, ice-cream, and so much more. Please offer your support and meet all the wonderful cats and dogs in need of homes. CallNicola(079 612 8914)orMichelle(073 590 9062).

Tom, a Labrador–Boerboel cross, went missing from Almond Drive–Harewood Avenue in Somerset West on 11 October.

Bacchus, a Golden Labrador, has been missing from Heldervue for two weeks. He is epileptic and needs medication.

Tintin, a yearold Jack Russell, was lost near De Hoop School two weeks ago. His owner is frantic with worry.

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

These two old male Jack Russells were found in Irene Road, Somerset West, on 16 October. One has a tag with the name Sparkie on it.

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Zimbabwe, Warm Heart, Ugly Face: This is the traumatic story of hyperinflation and the debilitating consequences it had for the people of Zimbabwe. It starts with the author’s arrival in the late ’90s in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city and once the industrial heartland of the country – before the violent takeover of the white-owned farms. The author takes the reader through the 10-year period from 2000 to 2009, characterised by centralised control of all facets of life and an economy in free-fall, as well as the desperate measures adopted by ordinary people and the businesses in the community to survive.

OUDVOORSITTER VEREER: Voorsitter van die Paarlse Hoër Jongenskool se Oudstudente-unie (OSU), Rinus van der Sluys oorhandig die ere-lidmaatskapsertifikaat aan Henry Laubscher, voormalige voorsitter van die Helderbergstreek van die OSU.

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SOMERSET WEST: MUSIC

For the love of ‘sweet’ music

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hile currently expanding throughout the country, Dolce Music Academy has opened a new branch in Somerset West.

ENTERTAINING DANCE: Members of the Silverliners Dance Studio recently provided some entertainment at a meeting of the Alzheimers Support Group. They were (from left) Belinda Ferreira, Robert Waterhouse, Estelle Poggenpoel, Wilma Wessels, Johanna Botha, Sally Visagie, Zola Swanepoel, Chris Vautier, Margaret Du Plessis, Cecilia Prinsloo and Nita Nel. KOMITEE: Die Helderbergstreek-komitee vir Hoër Jongenskool Paarl se oudstudente-unie is (agter) Kruger Theron, Botha Warnich, Michael Longworth en André Boonzaier (Rondebosch Hoër Jongenskool); (voor) Rinus van der Sluys (nasionale OSU-voorsitter), Henry Laubscher (ere-president) en Hennie Warnich (voorsitter), albei Helderbergstreek.

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“sweetly”, and the academy hopes to uplift and inspire students to reach musical excellence without losing the “sweetness” of music. The academy’s students – all of whom have achieved excellent results – are encouraged to participate in world-renowned exams such as Trinity, Royal Schools and Unisa. From left are Rachel Potgieter (principal of “Teachers at the academy Dolce Music Academy) and Bronwyn Tocknell are vibrant and qualified, (owner of Bullfrogs and Butterflies Preschool). and above all they teach with excitement and an enthusiasm communities of the Helderberg.” For further information phone for music,” a spokesperson says. “The academy welcomes students Rachel on 082 498 5452 or Bronwyn of all ages and levels, and looks for- on 079 899 1996. Visit www.dolcemusic.co.za. ward to participating in the cultural

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Thursday 25 October Somerset West:

) The Friends of Richard Dawkins Association (FoRDA) meet at the Rotary Hall, on corner of Cloetenberg and Lourensford Roads, 19:00 for 19:30. ) In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Monty Python, the oratorio Not the Messiah will be shown on big screen. 0 Peter Send: 076 535 5754 or Wulf Linder: 082 536 8163. ) The Reach for Recovery Breast Cancer sup-

port group’s talk in the Mediclinic Vergelegen boardroom, 09:30 for 10:00. Guest speaker: Share and Care. Topic: Our last social gathering of the year. 0 082 357 0497. ) A three-day clothing sale in aid of the Township Animal Rescue at The Store Clothing in Andries Pretorius Street from 25 – 27 October. Over 3 000 items priced between R10 and R50 on sale from 09:00 – 17:00 daily. Cash only. 2 tsthestore4@gmail.com.

Strand:

) Strand Belastingbetalersvereniging vergader om 19:30 by die Strand Beach Sailing Club. Die oprigting van ’n substasie in Faganstraat parkeergebied word bespreek.Belastingbetalers word aangemoedig om by die verenging aan te sluit. Bel Dorette by 072 230 6820 vir lidmaatskap.

Vrydag 26 Oktober Strand:

) NG-gemeente Strand se plaasmark in Faganstraat, 09:00 – 11:00. Jakkie: 0 083 384 0843. ) ’n Verkoping van tweedehandse klerasie en goedere van 09:00 – 12:00 by die Stranddienssentrum. 0 Estelle: 021 854 4552.

Saturday 27 October Somerset West:

) The Helderberg High School acroniques team hosts a show on behalf of Somerset West Night Shelter at 19:30. Entry: R15. ) Bands Jakobyn, Mind Assault, The War Insane and Tombstone Pete perform at The

Nameless Pub at 19:00. Entry: R30. R500 bar tab for best-dressed Halloween. 0 Donovan Tose: 083 339 1446. ) The Country Craft Market at Southey’s Vines in Main Road from 08:00 – 13:00. Enjoy the delightful open air, while appreciating the talent and unique hand-crafted arts. ) The Somerset West Lions Club has a book stall at the Country Craft Market at Southey’s Vines and implores you to donate any unwanted books, CDs or records.

Strand:

) Prosperitas Senior-klub se basaar van 10:00 by die NG-gemeente Suiderstrand in Gordonsbaaiweg.

Gordon’s Bay:

) The Friends of the Gordon’s Bay Library’s book sale at the library, 09:00 – 12:00. Story time for children under the age of nine starts at 10:00 in the children’s section. 0 Gretel Marais: 021 856 1825.

Sunday 28 October Somerset West:

) Helderberg College presents a gospel music concert featuring tenor Pierre van der Westhuizen with other local supporting artists at the campus church, 15:30. Tickets: R80 adults, R50 students. Proceeds will be used to repair and restore the ageing infrastructure of the college. ) The Market Place at Hathersage Farm in Gordon Road re-opens, operating from 09:00 –14:00 every second and last Sunday of the month. There will be plenty to shop, eat

and enjoy! Visit the market’s facebook-page to see what’s in store this season – www.facebook.com/thislittlefiggy. 2 info@tomarketwithlove.co.za

Maandag 29 Oktober Somerset­Wes:

) Die Aanhouwen-sentrum se tweedehandse klereverkoping, elke Maandag en Dinsdag van 08:00 – 13:00. 0 Linda: 021 851 3798. ) If a loved one’s drinking problem is affecting you, join the Al-Anon meeting at 20:15 at St Paul’s Church. 0 Jackie: 021 851 7660. ) Mindfulness and meditation drop-in classes with Buddhist monk Gen Pagpa from 18:30 to 19:30. 0 021 685 3428. ) The Somerset West Scottish Country Dance Club meets at 20:00 at United Church. 0 021 851 4216. ) Tae-Bo classes from 10:00 – 11:00, and 18:00 – 19:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays. 0 Carmen: 076 976 2703.

Thursday 1 November Stellenbosch:

) ’n Uitstalling van SA se jong opkomende ontwerptalent by Slee Galery in Dorpstraat om 18:30. 0 021 887t3385 or 2 galery@slee.co.za.

Somerset West:

) Ukukhanya’s AGM at Shop 14, Michaels Arcade in Caledon Road at 18:00. All welcome. 2 Lindy Holtz: ukukhan.ya.lindy@gmail.com

A CALL FOR COMPASSIONATE CARE: Western Cape minister of health, Theuns Botha, recently addressed representatives of local hospices and care facilities for the elderly at the World Hospice Day celebrations hosted by Helderberg Hospital in Somerset West. He commended the attitude of compassion so evident in the care given by Hospice workers, and called upon all health care employees to embrace this work ethic. According to Botha, 70% of the WC health budget is spent on preventable diseases and a healthier society in future requires a willingness on the part of individuals to make important lifestyle changes. But his department is also determined to improve the way clinic staff treat patients and he called for a behavioural change amongst professionals in this regard. “We cannot change the illness, but we can change the way you are treated,” he said. “Facilities, medicine and equipment alone are not enough; the human factor is of vital importance.” Here (from left) are Martin Lund (chairman of Helderberg Hospice), Dr Liz Gwyther (CEO of Hospice Palliative Care Association of SA (HPCA)), Zodwa Sithole (HPCA Kwazulu-Natal), Minister Theuns Botha and Elizabeth Scrimgeour (Drakenstein Hospice). FOTO: MARK PETTIPHER

Arthritis talk The Arthritis Foundation meets on 29 October at 19:00 at Mediclinic Vergelegen. Biokineticist Becky Blaauw will speak on targeted exercise. Contact Aletta van der Watt on 083 270 4842 or at aletta@boma.co.za.


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October sees Avontuur Estate Restaurant enter its 10th year. “Little did we know that it would be so challenging, inspiring, rewarding and fun,” a spokesperson says. “We salute our loyal customers over the years that have stuck with us, and who have ultimately become friends. “We have seen weddings, christenings, every kind of birthday party imaginable, and we have also had some very sad goodbyes over the years. “To our chefs past and present, we say thank you for all the blood, sweat and tears, for the late nights and early mornings, the many laughs. Our journey would not have been as rewarding without your input and dedication. A special note of thanks to Gladys Mxcam,

who has been with us from day one and whose high standards, consistency and patience are daily reminders of a wonderful work ethic. “To our superb front-of-house team, we are constantly amazed at your friendliness and good humour when faced with challenges and the occasional unexpected drama. Our regulars know you by name, as you know theirs, and you have all put your personal stamp on our restaurant.We are constantly reminded of our blessings as we go about our work on this magnificent estate. “To the Avontuur Estate, who are our most loyal supporters, thank you for giving two girls who loved to cook a chance.We will forever be in thankful to the late Tony Taberer for inviting us over, said Zunia Boucher-Myers,” one of the-owner chefs.

Melanie Paltoglou and Zunia Boucher-Myers, Avontuur Estate Restaurant’s owner–chefs, as photographed 10 years ago (above) and this year (top right)

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omerset Aesthetic Surgery sponsored six cataract operations during the month of October to honour Eye Awareness Month.

As one of the first stockists of the internationally acclaimed SkinCeuticals skin care range in South Africa, Somerset Aesthetic Surgery recently hosted a launch to celebrate the occasion. Seen here, from the left, are Sonette Hayes, Sally-Anne Dicks, Nicky Droomer, Natasja Mitchell, Sheldene Toogood, Mandy Baltaretu, Alain Du Four (MD of Skinceuticals), Jonathan Toogood, Mia Valentine and Renee Campbell.

The six patients, who could not afford private health care, had already been on a waiting list for eye surgery. Ophthalmologist Dr Paul Keet took time from his busy schedule to do the operations. Keet says the aim of the project is to create awareness among patients. “This is an annual project organised by the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa,” he elaborates, “who approached us and asked

us to volunteer our time and to do these operations.” Somerset Surgery practice manager Sheldene Toogood says the day clinic was opened three years ago. “We supplied the theatre time for these operations to thank the community for supporting us throughout these three years,” she says. Toogood says Somerset Surgery is a registered day clinic with two surgical theatres, and that most types of day-case surgery can be accommodated in this very conveniently located, state-of-the-art facility. To find out more, call 021 851 3400/1.

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Cambridge Weight Plan SA, a Strand-based company, held a lavish gala evening to announce the Southern African Slimmer of the Year 2012 on 13 October at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. The event was a celebration for all who had reached their goals and transformed their bodies and health for the better, but the top award went to Odette van der Haar, the August 2012 slimmer of the month winner. The slimmer of the year was chosen from a group of nominees made up of slimmer-ofthe-month winners, as well as slimmers who were nominated by their consultants for having shown a significant change in weight and lifestyle through following their weight plan. On the night the nominees’ consultants were given the opportunity to motivate why their client should be the slimmer of the year, and after the judges chose the top three they got to share their personal journeys with the audience, who then voted for the winner. Odette clearly struck a nerve with the audience and walked away with the welldeserved honour; the results were clear for everyone to see. Her journey began more than a year ago, when the scale read a dangerous 112 kg, but thanks to a well-spotted Groupon voucher, sheer determination and the support of loved ones, she now weighs a healthy 65 kg. As part of her award, Cambridge Weight Plan SA will send Odette and her consultant, Lusel Gumanska, to the UK in November to represent Southern Africa at the International Slimmer of the Year event.

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HOMESCHOOL OUTING: The Helderberg Homeschool group recently visited the Strand firestation where the children were taken on a ride on the fire truck, sirens and all. With the children are (from left) firemen AA Hearn, John Roy Losper and Bonginkosi Simon Sobuwa.

TOP ACHIEVERS: Parel Vallei High School recently held its annual prize-giving cermony. Brian Schreuder, the Deputy Director-General for Education in the Western Cape was the guest speaker. Here are some of the top achievers: (from left) Stian Nieuwoudt (winner of Parel Vallei Award for versatility), Stefan Erlank (Bulldog for epitomising the Spirit of the School), Cobus van Deventer (SGB-chairperson), Jeanné Jacobs (Rose Award for decorum and Elrine Prinsloo Award for leadership), Brian Schreuder (Deputy Director-General WCED), Kurt Marais (Rose Award for decorum), Ettienne Gouws (school principal) and JC Schoeman (Dux Award for 92,6% in gr.12).

HOOFSEUNS: Paul Roos Gimnasium het hul hoof- en onderhoofseuns vir 2013 aangewys. Van links is Schoeman Botha (onderhoofseun), Dylan de Nysschen (hoofseun) en Reinold Benade (onderhoofseun). Schoeman was ’n leerling van Laerskool Hendrik Louw, die Strand en Dylan van Somerset House, Somerset–Wes.

HULLE MAAK HARTE BLY: Hoërskool Strand se liefdadigheidsklub het op 16 Oktober meer as 100 bejaardes van Huis Esperanza, Huis Pam Brink, Sencit, Huis Jan Swart en die Strand Dienssentrum met ’n spoggerige middagtee bederf. Leerlinge het as gasvroue opgetree en elke tafel was volgens ’n tema versier. Die senior burgers is getrakteer op sang, digkuns, klavierspel, ’n modeparade deur die matrieks in hul afskeidsuitrustings en ’n prettige bingo-speletjie.

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HELP DIE RENOSTERS: Laerskool Lochnerhof het ’n renoster-muntlegging gehou as hul bydrae tot die Stop Rhino Poaching-organisasie se doelwit om renosterstropery aan te spreek. Hier (van links) is Cadence Breytenbach, Carla Punt, Duncan Griffiths, Henko-Ben Odendaal en Pierre Nortier.

Gospel concert Helderberg College will present a gospel concert, featuring Pierre van der Westhuizen as guest artist with local supporting artists, in the Helderberg College Campus Church on Sunday 28 October at 15:30. Tickets are R80 for adults and R50 for students. The college will celebrate its 120th anniversary next year and its 84 years existence on the slopes of the Helderberg mountains. The concert is in aid of the reparation and restoration of the ageing building.


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Die matrikulante van Hoërskool Parel Vallei het geskitter by hul matriekafskeid op 27 September. Dié swierige geleentheid is by die skoolsaal gehou. Pret en vrolikheid was aan die orde van die aand en almal het hulle terdeë geniet. André Cronjé het die foto’s geneem.

Socials Here (from the left) are Nothemba Educare toddlers in their Indian wear: Tamryn La Meyer, Ethan Kotze, Aqeelah Ebrahim, Jacy De Vos, Charlton De Wee.

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

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Trip around the world Diana Cameron, Emma van Huyningen, Maxine Botha, Kayla Oertle en Gillian Giorgiou.

Tarryn Andrews celebrated her 21st birthday on 13 October in the Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Hall with family and friends.

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From left are Melanie Lodewyk, Nolene La Meyer, Toheera Williams, Charney Kemp and Natasha Abels in their China outfits.

Toddlers, parents and teachers of Nothemba Educare in Macassar got all dressed up for a fun food trip around the world on Friday 21 September at the Somchem hall in Macassar. Monique van der Horst, educare principal, says the event was very well supported as everyone who attended, dressed up and took part. The four countries that were represented in food and clothes, was China, India, Hawaii and Swaziland.

MATRIC BALL Corné Riekert, Mia Fincham, Pieter Laubscher, Dillon Coetzee. In die raam is Jarieta de Wet en Suné Stapelberg.

Bronwyn Botha en Earlon Wessels het Hoërskool Zandvliet se matriekafskeid op 25 September bygewoon. Vernall Oostendorp and Sudley Adams attended the recently held matric ball of Hottentots Holland High School.

Siphokazi Kalo, Sisipho Ntoni, Thando Ntuli and Lungile Kheswa.

Annika du Toit, Chris Visser, Dylan Evans en Tara Oosthuizen.

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Johann Basson en Marinda Malan by die matriekafskeid van Hoërskool Strand.

Thursday 27 September is a day that Helderbergers experienced unusual heavy rain and floods. But these weather conditions did not dampen Tiffany Alfred’s spirits when she attended the matric ball of Parel Vallei High school with Keaton Stevens.

Die Macassar-polisielede is onlangs vir hul toegewydheid aan die SAPD vereer toe hulle medaljes vir 20jaar-diens ontvang het. Agter, is speur-adjudantoffisier Nevill du Toit, speur-adjudant-offisier Adele Pretorius en sersant David Pietersen. Voor is die stasiebevelvoerder luitenant-kolonel Errol Merkeur. FOTO: BERNADETTE ROSSI


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Veteran Valiant back at Bertie’s Moorings

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Veteran singer Valiant Swart will return to the stage at Bertie’s Moorings in Gordon’s Bay this weekend, after an absence of several months. Taking some time out from a gruelling touring schedule that has seen him travelling to all corners of SA, Valiant is currently spending a few weeks playing gigs in and around his native Stellenbosch, before hitting the road again for yet another spate of performances

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in other provinces. Aside from strumming and singing in a vast variety of locations – from Loeriesfontein in the Namakwaland to the Sun City Superbowl (performing in front of 30 000 people over two weekends) – he has also kept himself busy writing his regular magazine columns, doing session work in the studio and composing songs for a new album, planned for release next year. Joining Valiant at the Bertie’s gig will be his old guitar cohort Basson Laubscher. Apart from his work with the legendary Zinkplaat and numerous other blues based projects, Basson has been the regular lead guitarist in Valiant’s band for the past seven years. The duo have performed together at Bertie’s numerous times, and each time has been a blast. Sunday’s performance is sure to be yet another fine display of blues and folk-rock by two seasoned muso’s. It starts at 18:00 and entrance is free.

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DistriksPos bied op 1 Desember die Blue Rock-gospelfees op die Blaauwklippen-wynplaas by Stellenbosch aan. Die 150 stalletjies by die gesinsmark sal iets bied wat in elkeen se smaak val. Van vars produkte tot smaaklike kos en wyn, kuns, handwerk en modes en dekor. Met optredes deur onder meer Louis Brittz, Rouchelle Liedemann, Neville D, Ivan Siegelaar, Anders, Louis Loock van Romanz, Onbeskaamd en Heinz Winckler sal daar nie ’n tekort aan vermaak wees nie. Vir die kinders is daar ook ’n optrede deur Luidkidz wat die berge in lofsang sal laat bewe. Die feestelikhede begin om 10:00 met plaaslike sangers wat besoekers sal vermaak. Met die talle kos- en drinkgoedstalletjies byderhand, kan jy gerus jou komberse, sonsambreel of gazebo bring en ’n heerlike piekniek op die gras geniet terwyl die kunstenaars optree. Blaauwklippen se internasionaal bekende wyn sal ook te proe en te koop wees. Veilige parkering is beskikbaar by Tegno-

park langs die R44 en pendelbussies sal deurlopend beskikbaar wees. Kaartjies is beskikbaar by Computicket teen R100 vir volwassenes en R50 vir kinders onder 12. Dit gee jou toegang vir die hele dag en sluit alle vertonings in. Vir meer inligting skakel 079 716 4593 of e-pos bookings@nuelight.co.za. Hou DistriksPos dop vir meer inligting.

Music a la Carte set to raise funds to restore church

Maddy Abrahams is one of the performers.

Church Street Methodist Church in Somerset West is presenting Music a la Carte to raise funds for the restoration of the church on Friday 2 November at the Helderberg Christian Church Auditorium at 20:00. The line-up will feature the likes of Maddy Abrahams, Melissa Moses, Kyle Seconna, Cecil Peters and more. Tickets (R60) are available from Yolanda Jacobs at 021 852 1210.

The church building collapsed in 2010 and members are anxious to rebuild and restore their place of worship. To make a contribution, deposit into: Account name: MethodistChurch of Southern Africa, ChurchStreet Somerset West Restoration Fund. Account number: 62270973988, First National Bank Somerset West cheque account. Branch code: 200-512. Reference: donor name and telephone number.


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SOMERSET WEST: ART

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omerset West resident, television personality and event organiser Aleit Swanepoel recently held a lavish art exhibition at his house. The exhibition, held in association with Kojabu Designs, put the works of four artists – Strand resident Joubert Stander and Capetonians John Bauer, Marieke Kruger and Kurt Daniel – on show at Swanepoel’s home. They will now be on sale at www.kojabu.co.za. Guests were entertained while they enjoyed finger food and awardwinning wines sponsored by Creation Wines, and the whole evening was recorded for a programme on DEKATV. Bauer, better known as the “Doilie Lama”, works with ceramics and porcelain. He has had a number of exhibitions around the globe, and now he has the honour of working on yet another European exhibition in the UK. Stander studied art, with graphic design as his main subject. At his 30th birthday celebration, his friends surprised him with a gift of a series of classes with the celebrated artist Catharina de Bliquy. Two years later he started painting full-time. Today his works are on display in private collections as far off as Canada, the USA, Australia and the UK. Between painting he now also works at Rialto Art Centre as a frame and art consultant.

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Marietta Theunissen is ’n heldersiende en ’n medium. Sy het reeds in vyf reekse van Die Anderkant op kykNET opgetree, wat handel oor onderwerpe soos drome, toekoms, loopbane, verhoudings en ook geliefdes wat afgesterf het. Die program, getiteld Open Mind, word van 29 Oktober tot 7 November om 18:30 by die Dorpstraat-teater opgeneem. Kaartjies kos R80. ) Een leser kan ’n dubbelkaartjie wen. Stuur ’n SMS met die woorde Open Mind na 34421 voor Vrydag 12:00. Voeg jou naam, van en e-pos adres by. Elke SMS kos R1,50.

Haskell Vineyards Open Day

Seen holding up their poisons of choice are (from left) Strand artist Joubert Stander, Cape Town artist John Bauer with the hosts of the recent exhibition of artworks – Aleit Swanepoel of the Aleit Group and Jacob Crafford-Burger of KojabuDesigns. Due to popular demand, his work will be on display at the centre until 17 November. Daniel is a Cape Town–based artist who works in a variety of subjects. He paints botanically inspired works, abstracts and portraiture, among other things. After completing her degree in fine art at the University of Stellenbosch, Kruger moved to Johannesburg and

obtained her masters in the field. During her studies she was selected for a student exchange to Belgium for four months to study printmaking at the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp. After the birth of her first daughter, she moved back to Cape Town and worked as a drawing and graphic art lecturer and teacher. See www.kojabu.co.za for more.

The fourth annual Haskell Vineyards Open Day will take place from 10:00 to 15:00. Try the new releases and attend one of two master classes set to be presented by lauded Haskell cellar master and Cape Winemakers Guild member Rianie Strydom. The first master class runs from 10:30 to 11:30, and the second from 12:00 to 13:00. The theme this year is “Single Vineyard, Single Minded – An Exploration of the Terroir of Haskell Vineyards”. Entry is

free but space is limited, so contact Werner on 021 881 3895 or at werner@dombeya.co.za to book. A select number of fine food purveyors will offer gourmet treats alongside the award-winning Haskell wines and live music. The Long Table Restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch; to book a table, call 021 881 3746. Haskell Vineyards is situated on Annandale Road, roughly 10 km from the historic town centre of Stellenbosch.


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Local band celebrates 8 years of metal

SOMERSET WEST: CONCERT

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lint Cunningham is no stranger to SA audiences. After 15 years of slogging the pubs and clubs all over the country, Clint is now enjoying great success with his shows. His Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute has rocked sellout audiences at all of the Barnyards, as well as The Performer Theatre, Richard Loring’s Sound Stage and many other venues. Clint has also performed in the Carnival Symphonic Pops, and was very well received. Backed by his immensely competent band, he’s toured Zimbabwe several times too, playing to almost 4 000 people in Harare. The team have also rocked Maputo and Swa- Clint Cunningham ziland, and toured Cape Town and the Garden Route with huge success

– not to mention the myriad corporate events they’ve handled. Having recognised his talents, recording powerhouse EMI signed Clint up for a threealbum deal. In 2007 he released Clint & Co Play Creedence Clearwater Revival, which is available nationwide. Now, his much-awaited solo album, A Test of Faith, has been released, and some of the songs on the album were written by Clint himself. “With boy bands and wannabe singers dominating the air waves, Clint and his sidekicks are emerging as one of the few real-deal, no-frills bands on the local music scene,” wrote Peter van der Merwe of The Star. They are ready to rock the Springbok Blues Theme Bar in the Gants Centre on Sunday 4 November at 14:00. Doors open at 12:30. Phone 021 854 7787 to book.

Celebrate Halloween with 3D Helderberg band 3D is celebrating Halloween with two gigs this weekend. You can catch them at the Indigo Backpackers Lodge on Saturday and Sunday; they play at 13:00 on both days.

They’re also set to perform at a special Halloween party on Wednesday 31 December at The Long Bar in Gordon’s Bay. Give Derek a call on 0 083 475 2170 if you’d like to find out more.

DECADES OF MUSIC: Catch 22 have been performing in the Helderberg and surrounds for many a year. They consist of Stuart Hare (lead vocals), Deon du Toit (lead guitar and backing vocals), Briers Coetzee (drums and sound) and Steve Hare (bass guitar and backing vocals). Their music spans the decades from the ’60s up to date. Catch them at The Cove Restaurant and Pub at Harbour Island on Friday at 21:00. They will also be at Bart’s Tavern in Strand from 15:00 to 19:00 on Sunday.

BOKKIE-TOEKENNING: Anthonie Bougas, ’n voormalige Somerset-Wes-inwoner, is verlede week vereer met ’n Bokkietoekenning by Bok Radio se Wes-Kaapse Bokkie-toekennings. Sy liedjie Hartsoldaat het die toekenning vir die beste liedjie gewen. Anthonie se sangloopbaan het reeds van jongs af begin, toe hy lid van die Tygerberg Kinderkoor, Laerskool Durbanville se skoolkoor en die Suid-Afrikaanse Jeugkoor was. FOTO: ANDRÉ CAMPHER FOTO-

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Three bands from the Helderberg, plus a visitor from Cape Town, will be rocking it hard at The Nameless Pub this Saturday. The huge Halloween-themed party will feature Jacobyn, Tombstone Pete, Mind Assault and The Warinsane. Jacobyn, an acoustic rock outfit from Stellenbosch, kick things off in their Somerset West debut. Their act will be followed by Tombstone Pete from Gordon’s Bay, who has been causing a stir in acoustic and folk rock circles with his unique style of solo playing. Mind Assault, meanwhile, are celebrating eight years of thrashing the South African metal industry. The band, started in 2004, has achieved much in the South African music scene. Having co-headlined slots at various metal and alternative music festivals across the country, the band is excited to hit The Nameless Pub for a rare hometown appearance. The Warinsane, from Cape Town, will close off the night with a heavy metal rumble. A DJ will be on duty inside the pub at all hours, and competitions and giveaways will be held for those who decide to dress up. Tofindoutmoreseefacebook.com/mindassault.

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STORM MALAN: DAY CARE CENTRE

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learn and grow. Storm can pride herself of the fact that she has never before done anything halfway; Her motto in life is, “if you are going to do something, do it right”, and this truly reflects through her business. Jelly Babies caters for children as young Being the “go-getter” that she is, she took the leap and opened up her very own educa- as four months and currently only takes on children up to the age of three, but will hopetional daycare centre last year. Jelly Babies was born in May 2011, and fully in future cater for toddlers old enough all it took was one child – that soon became to start Grade R. Jelly Babies have six classes where the two, and now (a year later) it functions proudly with 27 children. The special love children are split according to ages: 4 – 6 and care that is given to these children is months, 6 – 12 months, 1 – 2 years and 2 – 3 surely one of a kind, as Jelly Babies offers years. Each of theses classes follow a currica nurturing environment for children to ulum throughout the year and have a facilitator, as well as a class assistant. The small class sizes and high staff ratio ensures that the children receive the best love and care. The children are also provided with wholesome nutritious meals and snacks daily. The special care and attention that Storm shows each and everyone of her kids is something very rare. Even parents get individualized care and support with progress updates via BlackBerry Messenger, Whatsapp or SMS putting their hard working minds at ease. Jelly Babies prides itself in having a fantastic team, who are dedicated to caring for their children and providing a solSeen here is Storm Malan (pink bodywarmer) id platform for them to grow and learn emotionally, cognitively and socially. with facilitators Chantel Nocholls, Annelien Storm’s vision for the future is to make Februarie, Alet Niemand, Jessica Hendricks, a difference in children’s lives, in showDarren Engelbrecht, Carmen Adriaanse, Gering them that each one of them are spealdine Johnson and Pam Greef, and all the cial. children in their care.

fter a long and successful career as a brand manager and graphic designer, Storm Malan, decided to pursue her calling to work with children full-time.

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THANK­YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT: The Somerset West Lions Club would like to thank everyone who supported the fund-raiser they arranged on behalf of the SA Guide Dog Association which was held on Saturday 6 October. Thanks to all the generous donations, the organisation collected R2 000 which will be used to train puppies to become good guide dogs. Here (from left) are Tia the guide dog, Cairie van der Vyver (the handler), Ted Goreham (Lions Club president), Vivian Cooke (SA Guide Dog Association) and Hennie van der Westhuizen (Lion Club member).

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ROTTWEILER FOUND: A Rottweiler was found in the Country Rose area on the R44, between Somerset West and Stellenbosch. The dog, between three and four years old, is very well mannered and extremely gentle, and appears to have been roaming the streets for some time. Anyone with info, phone Michelle: 082 699 1286. TAKING CARE OF THEIR PETS: October celebrates Animal Awareness month and Animal Welfare Society (AWS) Helderberg chairperson, Margaret Withers, and her dog Arun, recently visited Farthingwood Nursery School in Somerset West to present a short talk on the importance of caring for your pets and the role of the AWS. The toddlers also donated some pet food in aid of the organisation, which is always appreciated.


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Sake Business

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Getting to grips with the future of the economy

COLUMN: FINANCES

From start to finish

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his week’s article is for those starting their working lives and for those ending their working lives.

Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s founding fathers, once said, “Drive thy business. Let it not drive thee.” A career can make you comfortable, but owning a successful business builds wealth. The average career person effectively sells his or her time and knowledge in exchange for financial reward. This is extremely limiting in that you only have so much time to sell. Especially if you consider all the time you initially “invest” in gaining the knowledge. For anyone in this position it is essential to provide adequately for the time in their lives when they will no longer be able to sell their skills. When this time comes they should not view this in a negative light, but rather as a time to focus on other things. Distinguish clearly between who you are and what you do for a living. You are not a lawyer or a doctor, you only practise law or medicine. When you end your career you simply stop practising – your life has not ended with your career. Retirement is not society telling you that you’re no longer of any value, but rather giving you the financial freedom of your time. I am of course assuming you are in the 5% of South African’s who will be able to retire financially independent. For those starting their working lives, keep Benjamin’s advice in mind. If your plan is to create wealth, then you will need to build a business that is independent of yourself. By do-

ing this you create something of value, something that can be sold or provide you with an ongoing income, without you having to sell your time. This is financial freedom. As a career person you are only likely to achieve this goal near the end of your career through many years of saving, while the entrepreneur or business owner may achieve this objective early in their working lives by simply taking a chance. The future for successful young South Africans lies in their entrepreneurial abilities, not their future career plans.

Mark Williams Mcomm, CFP, HDipTax 0 021 851 3746 2 mark@synfin.co.za

Sakekamer ledevergadering Carl Bates, stigter en besturende direkteur van die Sirdar-groep, was die hoofspreker by die Helderberg Afrikaanse Sakekamer (HAS) se Septembermaand-ledevergadering. Die bekroonde spreker, skrywer en internasionale sakekenner, het die lede toegespreek en gefokus op die kleiner en medium sakeonderneming se bestaansreg en voortbestaan in die huidige ekonomie. Sy slagspreuk vir die geleentheid, Business is serious Business, het byval gevind. “To be in business the focus is to stay in business”, was nog ’n aanhaling waarop hy klem gelê het. Hy het die fundamentele boustene uitgelig en watter foute entrepreneurs maak wat hulle duur te staan kom. ’n Interessante feit is dat wêreldwyd die mees suksesvolle besighede dié is wat ’n personeel tal van vyf of minder het. Die grootste skelwoord in ’n entrepreneur se sakebesluite is die woordjie “ego”, wat menigte goeie onderneming al gekelder het deur ondeurdagte besluite na te volg en te glo, “omdat ek die baas is kan ek maak wat ek wil”. ’n Interessante feit wat Bates uitgelig het, is dat as eienaar van ’n onderneming, moet jy besef dat jy inderwaarheid nie die besigheid “besit” nie maar as die eienaar

slegs op sekere voorregte in die besigheid kan aanspraak maak, byvoorbeeld die reg om aandele te besit. Daar moet duidelik onderskei word tussen die verskillende rolle van aandeelhouer, bestuurder en direkteur van ’n onderneming. ’n Behoorlike begrip van die verskil tussen verantwoordelikheid en aanspreeklikheid, is ook van uiterste belang in die bedryf van ’n suksesvolle onderneming. Spangees en waardetoevoeging vorm twee belangrike boustene in die bestaansreg van ’n onderneming. Volgens Bates is dit ’n duidelike gevaarteken vir enige onderneming wanneer die eienaar gesien word as die “hart en siel” van die besigheid. Diversiteit is volgens Bates die antwoord en hy beklemtoon dit wêreldwyd by die seminare wat hy aanbied. Bates het afgesluit deur te maan dat geen sakeman of -vrou sy besigheid in isolasie kan bedryf nie. Die volgende ledevergadering vir Oktober 2012 sal ter gelegener tyd aangekondig word. Verdere besonderhede rakende die HAS-aktiwiteite kan by die sekretaresse Juanita Lombaard 0 086 111 1227 of 2 navrae@sakekamer.org.za, tydens kantoorure verkry word.

NEW RECRUIT: First National Bank is pleased to introduce the brand new manager of its Strand branch, Abrie van Zyl, to all its customers in the Helderberg. “Please feel free to visit the branch in your own time to get to know one another,” a spokesperson says. “Abrie will be pleased to be of service.”

The Gordon’s Bay Business Forum will host an economic presentation by Nicky Weimar, senior economist of the Nedbank Group. On Wednesday 14 November at the Villa Via Hotel in Gordon’s Bay, Weimar will share her knowledge and experience as well as provide a glimpse into what can be expected from the economy in years to come. If you are concerned and serious about your financial future – whether you are a business owner or a stayat-home parent – this is an opportunity not to be missed. The cost of R185 per person includes a three-course meal, served with wine on the table. Seats are limited and bookings essential. Contact Cathy at Leapfrog on 021 856 1535 or at gordonsbay@leapfrog.co.za. Nicky Weimar


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Belangstellendes kan 'n aansoekvorm by die kerkkantoor kry. Aansoeke kan gerig word aan: Die Bestuurskomitee, Macassar Jesusbende, Posbus 735, Somerset-Wes, 7129 of per e-pos aan admin@hhfamilie.co.za of per hand aflewer by die kerkkantoor: Pleinstraat 20, Somerset-Wes. Sluitingsdatum: 31 Oktober 2012 om 12:00 Pick 'n Pay Gordons Bay seek experienced Muslim Deli and Butchery assistants for our new Halaal Deli / Butchery. Please fax CV and ID copy to 086 564 9167.

COFFEE SHOP requires an experienced cook. Hard working, honest cooks can apply. Able to work under stress. Phone 071 682 1162 for interview.

Seeking a qualified female therapist to share a practice room in a beautiful & upmarket est. in S/West, Bright Street. Prime location! Preferably specialising in lymph drainage, body stress release or acupuncture. Contact Lauren on 0834869906 l_zoutendyk@yahoo.co m

A S.A. LADY looking for a job as a housemaid. Very good & hard worker with care of kids and cleaning. Good ref available. 078 156 2699. A trustworthy, hardworking South African lady is looking for char work on Monday, Tu e s d a y, T h u r s d a y. Contact Florence on 0767510381. For reference contact current employer Jason on 0795028959. A ZIM LADY looking for domestic work. I am 44 yrs old. Sleep in or out. Can also do petminding, babysitting or any chars. Call Memory 073 966 3179 A ZIM LADY looking for domestic work. Age 42. Can also do childminding, petsitting. Sleep in or out or any other work. Call Fortunate 074 411 8130. CATHLEEN is looking for chars. Have good ref and very honest. For ref call Lizette on 0828740017 or Cathleen at 0218581839 or 0839582618. GLADYS is van we en betroubaar. werk vir maand, Dond en Sat. 0843558138 of 0825589690.

ZimbabSy soek Woens, Skakel Christa

I AM A ZIM LADY looking for everyday work or chars. Cell 083 505 0059. I am Isaac a Malawian guy looking for a job as a gardener/H keeper. Call on 0730798537. With 2yrs exp and refs available. Hardworking & honest. I AM looking for char or sleep in work. With contactable references. Looking for work from Mon-Fri. Call Dina 076623-7539. I am Wellington a Malawian guy looking for a job as a gardener or housekeeper. With 2yrs exp and ref. Call on 0780926201 Looking for a job. Lady aged 27. Everyday work or chars. Hardworking Zimbabwean lady. Got exp in restaurant work. Call 0785707044. My name i s D a w n Maposa 32yrs looking for a domestic worker, child m i n d e r, c h a r s f o r everyday. Honest and reliable. Contact me at 0730095423. My name is Phindiswa 34yrs looking for domestic work for everyday or chars I have 7yrs exp in cleaning & childminding. Call 0710275840

Kennisgewing In die boedel van wyle BELINDA VERONICA E R A S M U S , Identiteitsnommer 650616 0207 080, getroud binne gemeenskap van goedere met PATRICK JAMES ERASMUS, Identiteitsnommer 590410 5146 086, wat oorlede is op 30 Augustus 2011. Boedelnommer: 13143/2012

POSTNET GORDON'S BAY Counter Sales Assistant Relevant experience, Computer Literate. Must be enthusiastic & driven with excellent people skills. Bilingual, Drivers Licence a plus, Grade 12. Please fax CV to 086 670 2231 or e m a i l gordonsbay@postnet.co.za

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AFLOS/CASUAL: Gesoek om in klerewinkel af te los. Naweke en weeksdae. E m a i l C V n a barbarastrydom@yahoo.co m of bel Barbara by 083 244 0806.

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A MALAWIAN handy man is looking for a job. Call Lucky 0789961939

Krediteure en Debiteure word hiermee versoek om hulle eise in te dien en hulle skulde te betaal, binne 'n tydperk van 30 dae gereken vanaf datum van verskyning van hierdie A Lady age 25 is looking advertensie.

2 ZIM LADIES looking for everyday work or chars. Contact Eppy 078 915 6054 or Norris 071 084 4729.

for domestic work for everyday or chars. Contact Essie on 0833419938. A MALAWIAN handyman looking for a job. Call Happy 083 473 1310.

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GORDONSBAAI: Gordon Sands. 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 2 badkamers op 2de vloer. R2 850.00. Onmiddellik beskikbaar. Kontak Leatitia 074 602 7320.

AT SOMERSET-WEST naby Lourensford en Vergelegen Wynplase 1 Gemeubileerde slaap kamer . R1 800 pm. Veilige Parkering. Slegs 1 persoon . Baie stil en veilige omgewing. Skakel 083 360 9592.

M A J E ST I C - G r o o t bachelor woonstel te huur vanaf 1/11/2012. Parkering. R2 350. Sel 082 888 3168.

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Kamers te Huur Rooms to Let A FURNISHED FLATLET for rent in Old Village Gordon's Bay. Private entrance. For a single professional person. Rent R1 500 per month. 1 and ½ month's rent as deposit required. Contact S du Toit @ 082 744 5336.

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Estate No. 838/2012 Creditors and Debtors are required to file their claims with and pay their debts to the undersigned within 30 days of date of publication of this notice. AGRIPLAN Agent for the Executor 20 Bright Street SOMERSET WEST 7129 Tel: 021-851 7135 NOTICE TO CREDITORS All persons having claims in the estate of the late HERB E RT G E O R G E M E R CER, Identity number 271101 5065 089, who died on 17 JULY 2012, Estate Number 10569/2012 and whose last address was 2 OTTO DU PLESSIS DRIVE, SOMERSET WEST should lodge their claims with the Executor within 30 days of publication of this notice.

NOTICE FIRST AND FINAL LIQUIDATION AND DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNT IN E S T AT E L AT E J O H N FREDERICK STOKES MELLISH, Identity Number 270102 5027 088, Pensioner of 117 Helderberg Village, Somerset West, 7130, who died at Somerset West on 13 July 2012 and who at his death was married out of community of property to PATRICIA MELLISH, Identity Number 281203 0033 084, which marriage was not subject to the Accrual System in terms of Section 2 of the Matrimonial Property Act, 1984, (ACT 88/1984). Estate Number: 11109/2012

NOTICE is hereby given that the First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the above Estate will lie for inspection at the Office of the Master of the High Court, Cape Town & of the Magistrate, SOMERSET WEST for JOHAN VENTER & a period of 21 days as from 26 ASSOCIATES OCTOBER 2012. Attorneys for the Executor 206 Pinehurst, Somerset MORKEL & DE Links, Office Park, De VILLIERS INC. Beers Ave. Agent for Executrix P.O. Box 419, Somerset The Forum West 7129 13 Drama Street Tel: (021) 851-7033 P O Box 43 Fax: (021) 852-5318 SOMERSET WEST Email: 7130 johanventer@telkomsa.net Ref: JCK/ms/KM000011

SOMERSET WEST OXFORD MEWS 2 Bedroomed ground floor apartment. Available 1st November 2012. Rent R4200pm. No smokers. Deposit R4500. Contact 0714913099.

Netjiese klein woonstel vir enkel manspersoon in gegoede area naby see. R2000.00pm. Skakel 021 8533417. RUIM tuinwoonstel. Patio met braai, veilige parkering. Hond welkom. Beskikbaar 1 November. R1 500 pm. Skakel 083 270 2403.

SOMERSET WEST: GEORGIAN COURT 2 Bedroom flat, close to primary school and shops. R3 750.00 pm. Avail Imm. Ruth Bird Properties: DRINGEND GESOEK - 3 021-852 1440 / 082 643 4426 slaapkamer, 2 badkamer huis met motorhuis. Tot S O M E R S E T- W E S R7 000 pm. 2 Slpk 2 Slpk eenheid met 2 bad- Almond rylaan. kamers, enkel motorhuis. woonstel, geen motorhuis. Tot R4 500 pm. RSA Tel. Geen troeteldiere. R3 500 021 855 2320. Geen pm + dep. Beskikbaar 1 Des. Skakel 082 896 3241. sake op Sondae.

112 BESIGHEDE Antomar Makelaars Vir lys, navrae of webblad: www.antomar.co.za Tel. 021-8552603

NOTICE Estate Late HELENA Bestorwe Boedels A L E T TA P H I L L I P S O N , Lik en Dis Identity Number 281017 Estates Liq+Dis 0025 084, Unmarried of House Esperanza, Donald Street, Strand, 7140 and who NOTICE died at Strand on 25 August FIRST LIQUIDATION AND 2012. D I S T R I B U T I O N ACCOUNT IN THE Estate Number: 14182/2012 TESTATE ESTATE LATE ELEANOR EDWARDS, Creditors and Debtors are Identity Number 260707 required to file their claims 0 0 1 0 0 8 7 , Wi d o w a n d with and pay their debts to the Pensioner of Cottage 512, undersigned within 30 days of Helderberg Village, Somerset publication of this notice. West, 7130 and who died at Somerset West on 8 March MORKEL & 2012. DE VILLIERS INC Agent for Executors Estate Number: 5509/2011 The Forum 13 Drama Street NOTICE is hereby given that P.O. Box 43 the First and Final Liquidation SOMERSET WEST and Distribution Account in 7129 the above Estate will lie for Ref: JCK/ms/KP000005 inspection at the Office of the Master of the High Court, NOTICE Cape Town & of the MagisE S T AT E L AT E R E N é trate, SOMERSET WEST for HANS PFEIFER - Identity a period of 21 days as from 26 Number 390418 5044 187 OCTOBER 2012. of PFEIFER'S VINEYARDS, Portion 7 of Farm 689, MORKEL & DE District of Stellenbosch, WesVILLIERS INC. tern Cape, and who at his Agent for Executor death on 20 December 2011 The Forum was married in Community of 13 Drama Street Property to MARIA P O Box 43 MARGA-RETA PFEIFER SOMERSET WEST Identity Number 430821 0046 7130 184. JCK/ms/VE000003

Dorpshuise te Huur Townhouses to Let

FACTORIES TO LET Mansfield Industrial Park Gordon's Bay. 140m², ample parking, R4 500 / month exc. VAT. Please phone John at 082 317 7513. FACTORY TO LET Available 1 December. factories@gantouw.com 083 383 0174

SOEK NETJIESE 2 slpk plekkie (op grond) in Strand met garage te huur vir ± R2 500 pm vanaf 1 Feb 2013. Skakel 073 424 1684.

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Woonstelle te Huur Flats to Let

Gordon's Bay - Secure Beach Road office space 65m², suit Beauty Salon, Accountant, Doctor or Lawyer Practice etc. 2 Rooms, reception & kitchen. R2 900. Call 021-8535575 / 083 658 2766

MORKEL & DE VILLIERS INC. Agent for Executrix The Forum 13 Drama Street P O Box 43 SOMERSET WEST 7130 JCK/hjvr (VD000005)

SPACIOUS ground floor unit in excellent location. Two bedrooms, one full bathroom, living area and kitchen with two store rooms. One allocated parking lot. DSTV dish supplied which can be connected at tenant's cost. Well secured. R3 300 pm, escalation in March 2013. Contact Izak Strauss on 021-910 9025 or Amanda Nel 082 651 8866.

STRAND R 3400.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1 vol badkamer. Oop-plan leefarea en kombuis. 1 Klein troeteldier welkom. Kontak: 079 521 6692 of 021-853 6527 of 079 136 9272.

2 BEDR, 1.5 bathr duplex SOMERSET WEST unit. Alphen Place. 30 Shop 44.19 square meter Dirkie Uys Str, Somerset to let in shopping centre. West. R4 395 per month. Contact Sylvia 072 254 Phone Schalk Loots 082 0611. 778 0451 or 084 9200 335. STORAGE UNITS inside factory to rent various Edna Brink 083 629 7879 R5 500: 3 Slp, 1 mh, klein sizes. tuin, geen diere, G/B, 1 Call 0768696128 NOV R4 400: 2 Slp, see uitsig, sek, STRAND, ASAP R3 200: 2 Slp, sek, G/B, NOTICE ASAP FIRST AND FINAL LI- R3 300: 2 Slp, sek, G/B, 1 QUIDATION AND DISTRI- DES

NOTICE is hereby given that the First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the above Estate will lie for inspection at the Office of the Master of the High Court, Cape Town & of the Magistrate, STRAND for a period of 21 days as from 26 OCTOBER 2012.

Huise te Huur Houses to Let

STRAND R 3300.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1 badkamer. Kombuis en leefarea, geen diere. Kontak: 079 521 6692 of 021853 6527 of 079 136 9272.

SOMERSET WEST CENTRE - ±125m² as a workshop. Behind Standard Bank, lots of parking. R5 000 pm. Contact Mrs. Da Silva 021 856 4528 / 083 494 5411.

Estate Number: 11419/2011

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STRAND b a c h e l o r s woonstel naby see. R2100 Beskikbaar 1 November. Skakel 0832517290

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

BUTION ACCOUNT IN E S T AT E L AT E A N N A G E E RT J E D A S I LVA , Identity Number 380923 0052 087, A Pensioner of 28 Sea Breeze Park, Durmonte Crescent, Gordon's Bay and who at her death was married in community of property to MANUEL LOUIS DA SILVA, Identity Number 350730 5020 084, and who died at Gordon's Bay on the 29th of July 2008.

SOUTHFORK, Strand - 2 Bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. R375 000.00. NOLTE STREET, Strand - 3 Bedrooms, Lounge, Kitchen, Bathroom and Granny flat. R680 000.00. B R O A D L A N D S VILLAGE, Strand - 3 Bedrooms, Open plan lounge and kitchen, bathroom. R275 000.00. Urgent Sale, Needs Love and Care. SOUTHFORK, Strand Plot - R250 000.00. SOUTHFORK, Strand - 3 bedroom, bathroom, lounge, kitchen and garage. R680 000.00. SOUTHFORK, Strand - 3 bedroom, bathroom, open plan lounge and kitchen. Needs love and care. R560 000.00. Call Feroza on Cell: 082 779 4804 or Tel (021) 845 7169.

EEN PERSOON woonstel, water en ligte ingesluit. Veilige parkering. Goedehoop area, R2 200 per maand. Vanaf 1 Nov. 021854 3606 of 084 512 6602.

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 4700.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1.5 badkamers naby die see. Oop-plan kombuis en leefarea met kelder parkering. Beskikbaar 1 Desember 2012. Kontak: 079 521 6692 of 021-853 6527 of 079 136 9272.

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FLAT in upmarket area. R5 700.00. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, single garage and parking bay. Regret no pets. AVAILABLE: 1 NOVEMBER 2012. P L E A S E C O N TA C T LULU - DYNAMIC R E A LTO R S 0 2 1 - 8 5 0 0192 / 074 123 1771.

URGENT SALE House in Strand Mews. 3 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms, tiles throughout, immaculate. R680 000. Contact owner Malan 0839897331.

GORDON'S BAY Sep. entrance. Spacious 1 bedr, full bath, sep. Toilet plenty BICS, f.f kitchen. Secure parking. Prof couple/single person. Small pet. R3900 W+E incl 0824392787

SOMERSET WEST HERITAGE MEWS 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom in immaculate condition, Aircon & burglar alarm included. R700 000. NO AGENTS. Contact Carol 0760329965.

GORDONSBAY: A large PLOT WITH SMALL DWELLING prime access to beach. Divine GARDEN FLAT TO LET: Private entrance and safe view. No Agents. Price parking. One bedroom. Big R950 000. Call Carol 076 032 9965 living area. Very neat. R2 400 pm. Phone 071 686 VERDIEN GOEIE WINS 2944. op u belegging in die GORDONS BAY Fair- eiendomsbedryf. Ons koop en verkoop eiendomme. view Golf Village Verdien tot 50%. Skakel 2 Bdr flat secure complex ons, 083 514 1556 / 084 R2900pm. 986 2515. Call Sandra 0824163522

STRAND Huis te huur 2 Slpk, 1 badk, sit/eetk, komb, 1 motorhuis met afdak. Geen diere. Vanaf 1 Des. Corrie 0843511821. Grdons baai - R4,750 2 Slaapkamer, 1 Badkamer Ruim eet/woon/kombuis area. Toesluit motorhuis, buite braai area, landelike sekuriteitskompleks. Skak e l A n d r i e s B a ss o n Eiendomme 021 4600422 of 082 570 2605.


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GORDON'S BAY: Gordon's Bay Modern 3 bedroom home in Entertainer's dream. In Mountainside, lovely sea and mountain views. Large security complex with entertainment area with s/pool, tennis & squash rim flow pool, open plan courts. R8 500 pm. living area. Kitchen with Avail 1 December. scullery. 3 Bedrooms all Ruth Bird Properties: with b.i.c., (MES) family 021 852 1440 / 082 643 bathroom plus guest cloak. 4426 Enclosed garden. Double garage, burglar bars and alarm system. R10 000 pm Long term lease. Call 083 537 6114. Call 083 537 6114.

S/WEST FERNWOOD Recently built mod home 3Beds, 2 baths, d/rm, lounge, study nook, auto d/g. Granite top kitch, sep scul patio/braai. Top security. Lovely view. R 9 8 0 0 . 0 0 p m . Te l 0218518406 / 0722120829

OXFORD MEWS - 3 Bedrooms, carport and garage. Available 1 Jan. R5 300.00. Contact Tim 083 379 5412 or email timothy@mrpr.co.za

G O R D O N ' S B AY: 3 Bedrm facebrick home, 2 bathrooms, kitchen / open plan lounge / dining room, double garage, walled. Near beach, creche & shopping centre. Avail immed. Excellent condition R5 500 pm + double deposit .Contact Mrs A Fourie 082-491-5111. Gordon's Bay 3bed, mezzanine study, 2full bath, double volume open plan, double garage with remote direct access. R7000pm. 0795150653

STRAND - Huis te huur in gewilde Twin Palms. 2 Slpk. Toesluit garage. Ingeboude kaste. Laminated flooring. Pragtig en cozy! Beskikb 1 Nov. R4 300 pm. Skakel 082 849 9505.

STRAND NOORD: Huis te huur. Netjiese 3 slk huis met moderne oopplan sit-/eetk & kombuis. Sentraal geleë Strand-Noord. Toesluit motorhuis. Volledig omhein met outomatiese motorhek. Tuin HOUSE TO LET en agterplaas bied leefKNIGHTSBRIDGE ruimte. Vir langtermyn GARDENS - R15 000 huur vanaf 1 Des 2012. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full R6 500 pm. Telefoon (021) Bathrooms, 2 Living areas 853-7515 / 082 801 5309. with fireplace. Kitchen, Laundry. Double Garage. STRAND R 5500.00 - 3 Outside room with en- Slaapkamer dupleks met suite. Guest toi-let. Sorry 1.5 badkamers en 'n gaste NO pets! Please phone toilet. Oop-plan modern 021-852 5646 or email kombuis en leefarea, priangeline@ghp.co.za for an vaat patio en klein tuintjie. 1 Klein troeteldier appointment to view. welkom. Kontak: 079 136 STRAND 3 slaapkamer 9272 of 021-853 6527 of huis. R6800 079 521 6692. Beskikbaar 1 November Skakel 083 251 7290 TO LET GORDONS BAY STRAND - 3 Slaapkamer 2 Bedr. House on beach huis, groot erf. Diere wel- front. Public parking / No kom. Loopafstand van dogs. R4,400 p.m. skole. Beskikbaar: 1 Des Contact: 2012. R4 700 pm. Kontak: KARIN: 0824445666 0828277869 / 0724130803 VAN DER STEL - 3 STRAND - 3 slpk huis, Bedroom, 1 bathroom, gedeeltelik oopplan, baie single garage. R5 500pm. ruim kombuis, sitkamer, Avail. 1 Dec 2012. Tel. 083 eetkamer, 1 badkamer, 1 2333 053. garage. W&L ingesluit. R6 500 pm. Beskikbaar 1 Desember. Geen honde. Skakel 083 514 5528 of 021-853-0444 STRAND - Broadlands Village - 3 bd. 2 bth @ R3 200. Nadena 083 227 8367. WE ALSO DO FURNISHED, SHORTTERM / HOLIDAY LETS.

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WESTERN CAPE GAMBLING AND RACING BOARD

OFFICIAL NOTICE RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS FOR VARIOUS LICENCES In terms of the provisions of Section 32(2) of the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Act, 1996 (Act 4 of 1996) (“the Act”), as amended, the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board (“the Board”) hereby gives notice that the following applications for a Bookmaker Licence, as provided for in Sections 27(k) and 55 of the Act, Certificates of Suitability, as provided for in Section 18 of the Regulations, and Bookmaker Premises Licences, as provided for in Sections 27(k) and 55(A) of the Act, have been received. DETAILS OF APPLICANT Applicant for a new bookmaker VBet SA Western Cape (Pty) Ltd licence: - A South African registered company

Golden Hill Area; S/West : Unique, Charming, Versatile, quality family home in cul - de - sac, on the edge of the forest. Features : Lounge, Dining Room, Family Room, Studio, Loft Room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (m.e.s), Guest Toilet, Lovely open plan kitchen with separate scullery, double & single garages, Charming braai patio with a Jacuzzi type swimming pool all overlooking the forest. Alarmed both inside & outside, Property fully fenced with an electric gate. Rental : R 12 000.00 p/m. Property will be available from the 1st November 2012. Can be viewed by appointment please contact Cassandra on 0799831280.

Registration number: Entities having a direct financial interest of 10% or more in the applicant: Registration number:

2012/125109/07 VBet Africa (Pty) Ltd (100%) 2012/125136/07

Persons having an indirect financial interest of 5% or more in the applicant:

Cherry Moss (70%) AG Business Trust (20%) Charles Faiga (10%)

Address of proposed bookmaker premises:

The Long Bar: Shop 6, Bay Centre, Gordon’s Bay 7140 Erf number: 2780

WRITTEN COMMENTS AND OBJECTIONS All persons have the opportunity to object to or comment on the above applications.Where objections are lodged, the grounds on which such objections are founded must be furnished.Where comment is furnished, full particulars and facts to substantiate such comment must be provided.The name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the objection or offering the comment must also be provided. Comments or objections must reach the Board not later than 16:00 on 8 November 2012. The application is open for inspection by interested persons, during normal office hours before 16:00 on 8 November 2012 at the Board’s offices, at the address listed below. Objections or comments must be forwarded to the Chief Executive Officer,Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board, P.O. Box 8175, Roggebaai 8012 or handed to the Chief Executive Officer,Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board, Seafare House, 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town or faxed to the Chief Executive Officer at 021 422 2602 or e-mailed to andreb@wcgrb.co.za

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KENNISGEWING VAN ‘N VERGADERING VAN DIE RAAD VAN DIE STAD KAAPSTAD ‘n Vergadering van die Raad van die Stad Kaapstad word op Woensdag 31 Oktober 2012 om 10:00 in die Raadsaal, 6de Verdieping, Podiumblok, Burgersentrum, Hertzog-boulevard 12, Kaapstad gehou. Let asseblief daarop dat daar ‘n beperkte aantal sitplekke in die openbare galery in die Raadsaal beskikbaar is en dat dit dus op ‘n eerste-daar-eerste-gehelp-grondslag toegeken sal word. As u die vergadering wil bywoon, moet u asseblief tussen 09:00 en 16:00 vir Michelle Alberts by 021 400 3708 skakel en ons u van, voorletters en kontaktelefoonnommer voorsien. Alle versoeke om bywoning moet teen nie later nie as een dag voor die vergadering ontvang word. Besoekers word versoek om asseblief hulle sitplekke teen 09:30 in te neem.

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COLUMN: FISHING

Heavy weather disrupts fishing T his past weekend was not conducive to shore or boat angling due to the strong winds and rough seas.

According to some of the local “manne” there was also an unusual current reported by boat anglers and shore anglers wading to deeper reefs. One of the local regulars, Jurie van Niekerk, braved the weather to fish at some of his usual venues for kob. He says although the current was strong and the water cold, he fished Verleëbank using a 6/0 hook and a kob trace, but was rewarded with a 3,1 kg dassie (blacktail) and 2,5 kg white stumpnose. He was using a float to keep the hook suspended in the current. Most older fishermen believe that when a large white stumpnose is bagged, it’s a “go-home fish” and a sign of colder water. I personally believe a good-sized white stump is one of the preferred braai fish, with a good texture and pure white meat. Adiel Frieselaar reports that there have been good catches of kob, when the weather permitted, further along the coast. He says his best kob was 13 kg, caught from Struis-

baai Plaat on Saturday. Adiel caught several kob here of between 3 and 13 kg; he says the big fish was taken on live bait at “Die Mond” outlet. Now that the galjoen season has closed, the news about the recent Windjammer competition, held just before the close of the season, has come to light. Anglers report that the best galjoen of the

day was a massive galjoen of 6,1 kg, caught by Baasie Basson. Two other galjoen were caught by Tertius Krynauw, both weighing 2,5 kg. It is alleged that both anglers made their catches by using red bait spiced with a mixture of a few drops of aniseed oil and a drop of Mercurochrome. This mix was apparently the same “muti” that the legendary late Willie Morries used to doctor some of his red bait. The Cape Boat and Skiboat Club’s deepsea competition commenced on Wednesday, and it appears that the weather could allow fishing in the deep on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. There are four provincial teams and eight club teams taking part in the competition. Good news for deep-sea anglers is that there have been reports of three yellowfin tuna caught last week 30 miles West of Cape Point. For all your reel repairs and services, contact Art on 0 021 854 3831 Send your fishing news and photos to 2 bjridgway@telkomsa.net

Adiel Frieselaar hefts the 13 kg kob he caught on live bait at Struisbaai on Saturday.


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Sensei Niel van Zyl (left) with ninth-dan Kiyoshi Yonemoto sensei from Japan, one of the top Goju Ryu masters in the world.

Japanese master visits Strand dojo Ninth-dan Kiyoshi Yonemoto sensei from Japan, one of the top Goju Ryu masters in the world, recently visited the African continent and the Helderberg for the first time. He was hosted by sensei Niel van Zyl and sensei Pietman Faasen of the Seiki Kan dojo, based at Hendrik Louw Primary School in Strand. Yonemoto sensei, a shiatsu and acupuncture practitioner by profession, studied under the tutelage of the late grandmaster Sosui Ichikawa (10th dan). He teaches the “connection” between kata (form) and kumite (fighting), as well as the meaning of the kata, how to apply it and how to use it effectively in hand-to-hand combat. “Most Goju Ryu – meaning ‘hard-soft way’ – schools put the emphasis on the ‘go’ part of goju,” Yonemoto says. “I think the secret of goju is hidden in the ‘ju’ – this is the softer part of goju.” He has never claimed his karate is better than that of any other school, saying his way is “not better, only a bit different”. He studied with grandmaster Ichikawa for 34 years, but says he is not Ichikawa sensei’s successor as each person is original. “My teacher was a martial arts genius, therefore no one can truly be his successor.” Sensei Niel van Zyl, Seiki Kan chief instructor, first met Yonemoto sensei during 1993 in England. “Yonemoto changed my perceptions about karate profoundly,” Van Zyl says. “I am obliged to him as, he opened his home and his dojo to me and my students. “It was always my dream to bring him to Africa, and after many trips to Japan and 19 years later, he conceded and agreed to come. “Without the support of my top student – Pietman Faasen, a very serious and compassionate martial artist in his own right – this dream would not have materialised,” Van Zyl adds. Anyone interested in practising karate – be they beginners or experienced karateka – may contact sensei Niel on 082 877 5335 or sensei Jackie on 083 997 4765.

Southey’s ton puts Helderberg on top Helderberg scored an impressive 264/9 in the first innings of their match against Wynberg on Saturday. Wynberg had only seven overs remaining on day one and were 35/0 at stumps. The match started at 14:00 due to a wet pitch from the heavy rain the night before. Captain Vincent Castle lost the toss and was asked to bat. Helderberg got off to a quick start but the sticky pitch proved difficult to bat on, and they were soon in trouble on 51/5. Newcomer Stephen Southey (111*) and Mario Solomons (34) then came together and steadied the innings. By tea they had brought the score to 81/5. Solomons lost his wicket just after tea, which saw evergreen Adrian van Reenen come to the crease. Together with Southey, he took the attack to the Wynberg bowlers. The two batsmen produced a mixture of clean, selective cricket shots and power hitting that entertained their supporters and left the fielding side looking on in amazement. Van Reenen was eventually caught on the boundary for 60 (four fours and five sixes), while Southey continued to play shots at will. He eventually reached his century in the 59th over and ended the innings on a brilliant 111 not out.


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COLUMN: RUGBY

Helderberg clubs shine at WP Rugby Awards

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ast Wednesday night the Western Province Rugby Awards were held at Kelvin Grove in Newlands, and what a glitzy occasion it turned out to be.

Pirates scalp Philippi Angels After their poor performance last week, Pirates fought back with a vengeance to beat the newly promoted Philippi Angels on Saturday. Despite the wet conditions, Pirates proved too strong for the Angels. Aggressive batting early on in the game allowed Pirates to open up a considerable lead, with home runs by Garth Uys, Justin Smith, Brad de Waal and Darren Chalmers. This was backed up with a strong pitching effort by Brad de Waal which gave Pirates a chance to use some of their less experienced players a chance to pitch. With the rain becoming too heavy and the requirements for a legal game being met, the game was ended with Pirates 12–3 ahead. The second team missed out on their chance to capitalise on the

young Goodwood Academy team in their match played at home on Saturday, and lost their match 6–3. The home team failed to take advantage of Goodwood’s slow pitchers early on and, despite a three-run homer by Byron Trichardt and a solid pitching performance by Nicolas van Loggerenberg, Goodwood were able to constantly edge in runs and win the game. Both Pirates teams are in action again this Saturday at Radloff Park at 13:00 and 15:15 respectively. Congratulations go out to Pirates players Nicolas van Loggerenberg and Myles van Heerden, who have been selected as finalists for junior sportsman of the year at the Cape Town City District Sports and Recreation Awards evening. The winners of this coveted award will be announced later this year.

Hoërskool Strand wys hul staal as gholfkampioene stryd al hoe feller begin woed. Pieter-Steyn Coetzee moes die knie buig voor sy opponent, terwyl Harno van der Merwe slegs ’n gelykoptelling kon afdwing. Net toe dit wil lyk asof die Hoërskool Milnerton die knoop gaan deurhak, beklink Christo de Swardt sy wedstryd met ’n oortuigende 5 – 4 oorwinning. Om verder sout in die wonde van die opponente te vryf het Rohan van der Merwe ook sy wedstryd gewen, ná sy opponent se bofhou in die water beland het. As die uiteindelike wenners word die Hoerskool Strand met ’n wentelling van 3.5 teen 2.5 as die WP-skoleligawenners vir 2012 aangewys.

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Somerset West–Gugulethu match evenly poised Somerset West will have to draw on all their resources if they want to win their first two-day match of the season against Gugulethu, which resumes in Gugulethu on Saturday. Gugulethu, who are chasing a total of 197, are currently 63 runs behind Somerset West with five firstinnings wickets remaining. When Somerset West arrived at Gugulethu Cricket Club on Saturday morning they expecting to find unfit playing conditions due to the heavy rain on Friday. However, the field and pitch were in fairly good condition, and the starting time was only delayed by 35 minutes.

start, they bounced back to have Gugulethu at 135/5 in 44 overs before bad light stopped play. The main strike-force bowlers were Rudi Meyer (14-3-30) and captain Shaun Dicks (4-1-6). The second team played their first two-day match of the season away to Northerns Goodwood and lost the match by an innings and 54 runs. Somerset West batted first and were all out for 45 runs. Northerns Goodwood then posted a total of 170 all out thanks to Somerset West dropping 11 catches. The visitors batted again and were all out for 71

Somerset West lost the toss and were sent in to bat. Openers Shaun Dicks and Peter Baumeister put on an impressive opening stand of more than 120 runs in the first 33 overs. Shaun Dicks was eventually out after lunch for an impressive captain’s knock of 83, while Peter Baumeister continued to hold his end up and was finally dismissed for 45. Then, in an attempt to then pile on the runs in the latter part of the innings, the team were dismissed for 197 after 59 overs. Somerset West then took the field and, although they made a slow

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Hoërskool Strand het hul opponente tydens die onlangse Westelike Provinsie-gholfkampioenskapstoernooi gewys wie is baas. Ná ’n uitmergelende winterseisoen van skole-gholf in die Westelike Provinsie, het die finaal tussen die noordelike en suidelike ligawenners op Maandag 8 Oktober aangebreek. Hoërskool Strand (HS) en Hoerskool Milnerton het mekaar in ’n sterk suidoostewind die stryd aangesê. Ná Hoërskool Strand se Elmo Barnard sy teenstander met ’n punt die loef afgesteek het en Johann Germishuys op dieselfde wyse ’n punt aan sy teenstander moes afstaan, het die

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Daryn Chalmers of the Helderberg Pirates first team spins a pitch at the Philippi Angels. PHOTO: PETER BEE

WP players were all in attendance to add spice to the evening, and clubs were rewarded for their efforts during the 2012 season. Of the 32 Saturday leagues in the union, 11 were won by Helderberg clubs. That is one third of the union’s trophies. Congratulations to Strand RFC, which also won the award for most disciplined club of the year. An award that really baffled many was the club player of the year, awarded to Alconray Botha of Tygerberg. That one player out of nearly 18 000 across the Cape could be singled out is ludicrous. On what criteria was this player selected? Whatever the answer, I’m sure each club has at least five play-

tive inputs cover the needs of the club? Are we ahead of those around us? Are we innovative and inspirational? Do we analyse our own contribution, commitment and dedication on a regular basis? Does our enthusiasm rub off on the rest of the members? Is our communication with the rest of the club perfect? Do we still have the best man in each job? How far away are we from achieving our goals? Club administrators should realise that the business of running a club does not have an off-season. Good luck!

ers who fulfil those criteria. Who made up the selection panel? Did they watch each and every club play at least once this season? Furthermore why were clubs not granted the opportunity to submit nominations? These are but a few questions that come to mind, and I strongly suggest that the union either scrap this award entirely or let each division have a club player of the year voted for by the clubs in that league. The club rugby season has ended, so what now? It’s very important that clubs utilise the next few months (before the start of the summer holiday season) to plan ahead for the next season. Club committee members must take a hard look at themselves and the club structure, and should ask themselves the following questions. Have we become complacent? Do we still understand and respect the duties of each administrator? Do our collec-

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Twelve primary schools in and around the Helderberg will once again fight it out for the coveted floating trophy and to be named the 2012 DistrictMail/Beaumont champs. Bright pink cricket balls will be used for the first time ever at this tourney to add a dash of colour and excitement to the event. Somerset House are the defending champions, having beaten Somerset College in a closely contested final last year, and they will no doubt do everything in their power to defend their title. The schools taking part this year are: Beaumont, Somerset House, Somerset College, De Hoop, Danie Ackerman, Eikestad, Somerset West Methodist, Strand Moslem, Hermanus, Rhenish, Hendrik Louw and Lochnerhof. The day starts bright and early at 07:30 with the draw to see who battles whom in the three pools. The tournament will be played on three fields, and the first ball will be bowled by 08:00. The last match of the day should end at 13:30. After the final match there will be a prize-giving ceremony, during which the winning team will be announced and presented with the floating trophy. Each member of the winning team will also receive a miniature trophy to take home. All the players who participated in the tournament will also stand a chance to win some fantastic prizes, such as a bat, gloves, pads and helmets, sponsored by D&P Cricket. Refreshments will also be sold throughout the day. All parents and cricket lovers are inAn u.13 cricketer goes for a big hit in last year’s vited to enjoy the morning with us and DistrictMail/Beaumont Sixes tournament. witness some top-quality cricket. PHOTO: PETER BEE he longest-running and most popular primary school cricket tournament in the Helderberg, the DistrictMail/ Beaumont Sixes, takes place at Beaumont Primary for the 18th successive year on Saturday.

These are the u.13 Beaumont cricketers who will be representing their school at the 18th DistrictMail/Beaumont Sixes cricket tournament to be played at Beaumont this Saturday.

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