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nother alleged attack at Somerset Mall has been foiled by the mall’s state of the art security camera system. This comes after a 16-year-old boy claims to have been attacked at the mall. After a similar case last year, a Somerset West mother contacted DistrictMail after her son claimed he and his friends had been attacked by a group of boys on 23 February. The teen who wishes to remain anonymous explained that they left the mall at around 21:30 that evening. He claims that as they exited Entrance 4 and walked down the ramp, they were approached by a group of young men, who asked for the time. “We said we didn’t have the time. One of the men grabbed my arm and asked for our phones, I pulled my arm away and that was when he smacked me in the face,” said the boy, who was also allegedly threatened with a knife. He said that his friends then came forward to help him as he pulled off his belt and began hitting the attacker with it. “The rest of the attackers came closer and that’s when we ran away. We split up and ran in all directions. I ran home and we all got together at my house later that evening.” He added that one of his friends recognised some of the attackers to be from the Strand area. The boy opted not to report the matter to the police, with the hope of putting the unpleasant encounter behind him. Confident that false claims had been made by the teenager, Somerset Mall management allowed DistrictMail to view the camera footage of this controversial occurrence. Upon viewing the footage it is clear that the group of boys were not approached by strangers. It appears that the group, including girls, were all familiar with one another as they stood outside the mall entrance for nearly 10

minutes talking. A scuffle ensued, but security guards, who were monitoring the situation, intervened. The group then dispersed. Somerset Mall general manager, Mandy Bellamy, confirms the incident and said that the CCTV footage reveals a group of boys having a discussion in the car park, not at the ramp. Despite the boy’s claims, “the footage does not show any ‘attack’ and there is no proof of a knife,” said Bellamy. She confirmed that security guards are always positioned at mall entrances and patrol outside after trading hours. Armed response vehicles patrol the area and the control room monitors the external and internal premises of the mall via CCTV, said Bellamy. Somerset Mall operations manager, Chris le Roux, said the camera systems were upgraded from an analog system to IP system (Internet Protocol). “We have 130 CCTV cameras throughout the mall and the 33 PTZ (movable) cameras are high-definition quality. With the upgrade we not only improved the coverage throughout the mall, but also the quality of footage increased significantly,” said Le Roux. According to Somerset West police spokesperson, constable Suzan Jantjies, if the boy were to report the incident to the police and if it was proven to be incorrect, he could face charges of perjury, even if he is a minor. “He would be brought to the police station and questioned by a probation officer and would be placed in the custody of the parents or legal guardian until a court date has been set,” said Jantjies. In a separate incident in June last year, Somerset West resident, Allan Mayne (47) was arrested after claiming that he was attacked and stabbed at the mall. The security footage revealed that there were no other parties involved and it appears that he had stabbed himself. He was charged with defeating the ends of justice and will make his next court appearance on 29 March.

A group of teenagers is seen fighting in the car park of Entrance 4 at Somerset Mall. The security guards step closer to intervene.

2 Distrikspos Street People Centre’s lease not to be renewed 28 Februarie, 2013

JAMEY THOMAS The lease of the Helderberg Street People’s Centre in Somerset West will not be renewed. This decision was reached after the City of Cape Town’s Property Management Department advertised a proposal for its renewal and received considerable opposition to the present location of the centre. According to councillor Suzette Little, Mayco member for social and early childhood development, local businesses and business owners have strongly objected to the renewal of the lease. They argued that since the facility is situated in the central business district of Somerset West and in close proximity to them, it has negatively impacted on business. Residents have also on numerous occasions voiced their concerns to DistrictMail regarding the issue at hand. Some of the complaints were that the centre draws people from other areas to the CBD daily, who then hang around and “contribute towards the general untidiness” of the area, and that it should not be allowed to operate in Busy Corner where the police regularly arrest drug dealers. Although the City recognises the good work done by the soup kitchen programme, what worries them is that about 400 homeless peo-

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ple are being fed on the streets, said councillor Little “In turn, this results in the failure of re-integration of the homeless into formal social structures, and therefore alternative measures will have be explored to place these people in a developmental programme that will support such re-integration and improving the lives of Women from the United Church often help out in the The Helderberg Street People’s Centre, which is situated those individuals,” soup kitchen. in Victoria Street. said Little. “The socio-economic realities of South Afri- initiative to start a social development hub could be found that is accessible and amenaca requires that social and economic develop- in Somerset West remains a possibility, and ble to both the poor and their volunteers. He, ment be dealt with in a holistic manner. Soup negotiations with affected and interested par- however, said he had not been informed about the latest developments regarding the cenkitchens themselves do not encompass the ties are continuing.” On the other hand, Ian Greer, chairperson tre’s fate. sustainable solution for poverty-related so“As part of the renewal process, all comof the Helderberg Street People’s Centre, feels cial ills.” She added that they are in the process of that the centre’s current site is the ideal one ments and objections, along with the centre’s looking at alternative arrangements that from which to run it. It is also no secret that responses to them, have to be considered bewould best suit the service of the centre. Possi- they do not wish to be moved out of the centre fore a decision is made. Hopefully I will be bilities for an alternative location is being in- town and out of sight, where they will be inac- presented with a proposition,” said Greer. In the interim the lease, which expired Auvestigated in collaboration with the Subcoun- cessible to those in need of help. Greer has also made it clear that they would gust last year, is being “kept alive” on a cil 08 chairperson, councillor Stuart Pringle, and the City’s Properties Department. “The gladly relocate, provided that a premises monthly basis.

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Ross Sergeant (34), die bestuurder van die Mercedes Benz wat betrokke was in ’n ongeluk wat die lewe van twee vroue geëis het, het verlede week weer in die Wynbergstreekhof voorgekom. Sergeant staan tereg op aanklagte van onder meer strafbare manslag, roekelose en nalatige bestuur, die versuim om op ’n ongelukstoneel te stop om die skade en aard van beserings vas te stel, asook die versuim om ’n ongeluk aan te meld.

Die ongeluk, wat in die vroeë oggendure van Jeugdag 2011 op die N2 plaasgevind het, het die lewe van Courtney Moore (18), ’n jong danser van die Strand, en Estelle Brigando (50) van Somerset-Wes, geeis. Sergeant se voertuig het na bewering van agter teen Brigando se Toyota Yaris gebots. Sergeant het Donderdag 21 Februarie in die hof verskyn en sy saak is tot 7 Junie uitgestel vir die aanstel van ’n prokureur.

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Take part in citizen-led planning of SW town centre Somerset West residents are encouraged to get involved in the planning process to upgrade the Somerset West town centre. Headed by ward 84 councillor Stuart Pringle, the City of Cape Town has embarked on a citizen-led process through which a strong, well-formulated vision for the town centre will be established. Objectives of the envisioning process are: ) To identify the shared concerns of all who live, work and use the town centre. ) To agree on a common direction or vision statement for the town centre. ) To create synergies, relationships and networks of communication between key role players.




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) To align goals and projects. ) To identify where responsibilities lie and where shared. The launch of a public exhibition which shows residents exactly what the City is hoping to achieve with their help, took place on Monday 25 February at the library hall in Somerset West. The exhibition will remain at the library hall until 1 March. From there it will move to the town hall from 4 – 8 March and will then be stationed at the Shoprite Vineyard Centre from 11 – 15 March. Comment sheets and postcards are available at these exhibition points for residents to complete providing their input and opinions.


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Patience needed with N2 roadworks JAMEY THOMAS Motorists travelling along the N2 between Somerset West and Grabouw will have to exercise extreme patience since construction on the road is set to continue until mid June. The delay follows a rock fall which occurred at a lookout point on the road in July last year, causing minor injuries to several people. Two of the four lanes were immediately closed and the two-way traffic was accommodated on the two remaining open lanes so that construction to prevent further rock falls could commence. The tender contract’s conditions, however, stipulated that all four lanes be open by the beginning of the December holidays, bringing construction to a halt and resulting in the full utilisation of the road by motorists during this period. According to Gerhard Fourie, South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) project manager, rock bolting for the most critical section was completed successfully before the December holiday period. Rock bolting is a method of anchoring large rocks into the parent rock, in order to reduce the chance of any further rock falls, he said. “Construction activities and associated lanes restrictions came into effect in mid Jan-

uary, and current works entail the continuation of installing rock bolts where needed; the installation of mesh on steep rock faces; manually barring down loose rocks to create safer slopes; and setting out catch fences that will be installed on the upper slopes of the mountain,” said Fourie. According to Sanral operations manager Randall Cable, bidirectional traffic will be accommodated on the two remaining open lanes through the Easter weekend and concrete barriers will also remain in place for the duration of the construction period to protect the Gun Trete construction workers Rafal Camo (left) and works and the road users. “Higher Eliah Leshabane are hard at work in order to prevent than normal traffic volumes over further rock falls on the N2 between Somerset West Easter are anticipated which may and Grabouw. PHOTO: PETER BEE cause some delays. However, contingency measures will be put in place to tow all possible or to allocate extra travelling vehicle breakdowns off the roadway as time to their journeys, especially over the quickly as possible, and Traffic Services Easter weekend period.” Sanral admits the construction process is have already agreed to be on stand-by.” Cable added that it had been noted that mo- time-consuming, but asks the public to bear torists fail to adhere to the posted speed lim- with them and apologises for any inconvenits in the vicinity of the construction works. ience caused. “We have embarked on a comTherefore, motorists are advised to drive re- prehensive investigation into the cause and sponsibly and cautiously when travelling condition of the slopes and have procured the along this road. “Motorists are also encour- services of experts to address the slopes, all aged to make use of alternative routes if at of which takes time,” said Cable.

Brother-in-law found guilty of Preben Povlsen’s murder The brother-in-law of Gordon’s Bay resident Preben Povlsen, who was murdered in 2008, has been found guilty by the Western Cape High Court. Francis Kimeze, 37, was on Monday found guilty of the murder of the 71-year-old Danish businessman, while Povlsen’s wife, Maria Povlsen, 34, and her sister, Stella Senegendo,

42, were found guilty of being accomplices to the crime. The Povlsens had homes in both Denmark and Gordon’s Bay. Stella lived with her son in a separate flatlet on the couple’s property, and Kimeze did maintenance work there from time to time. Kimeze earlier told the court he had been

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smoking tik in Povlsen’s garage when the Dane caught him. An argument ensued, during which Kimeze stabbed Povlsen at least 48 times with a knife. Povlsen’s body was found in Bloubergstrand, six days after his murder. Sentencing proceedings began on Wednesday.


NEWS SUMMARY The burglar who was shot in the leg after being caught red handed by a home owner in Strand on Saturday 16 February, is still in hospital. After the incident, two cases were investigated; a case of robbery against the suspect and a case of attempted murder against the home owner. The latter charge has been dropped. According to Constable Mbulelo Mafuna, spokesperson for the Strand police, the robbery suspect will be charged and will appear in court as soon as he is discharged from hospital. - page 6 Gordon’s Bay resident Corlia Langenhoven is eternally grateful to two municipal workers who returned her handbag and identity document after it was stolen from her car in January. Mark Otto found the peach coloured bag on the N2 opposite Helderberg Toyota and Daniel Warnich took it upon himself to track down the owner and return her belongings. - page 4

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ILLANA FRANTZ Gordonsbaai-inwoner Corlia Langenhoven sê sy is twee munisipale werkers wat haar gesteelde handsak en ID-boekie aan haar terugbesorg het, ewig dankbaar. Op Woensdag 16 Januarie is daar by Langenhoven se motor ingebreek en haar handsak met alles in, is gesteel. Sy het natuurlik hoop opgegee om enige van die gesteelde items terug te vind, maar slegs ’n dag later is sy verkeerd bewys. Twee barmhartige Samaritane het haar handsak opgetel en moeite gedoen om dit terug by die eienaar te kry. “Ek het ’n e-pos ontvang van die plek waar ek laas my bankkaart gebruik het om te sê dat iemand my handsak opgetel

het en dit na die Somerset-Wes-polisiestasie geneem het. Daar was ’n telefoonnommer by (die handsak) en ek vind toe uit die vriendelike ou aan die ander kant van die foon een van die ouens is wat by die vuilgoed-trokke werk.” DistriksPos het besluit dié man, Daniel Warnich van Macassar, te kontak en uit te vind hoekom hy soveel moeite gedoen het om die handsak terug te besorg. “Vir my gaan dit net om eerlikheid. Ek haat dit as mense skelm is, want ’n mens kom swaar aan jou goed en ander kan dit nie sommer vir hulself toeëien nie,” het hy gesê. Warnich is ’n voorman by Wastemart en vertel hoe hy een oggend ’n kollega, Mark Otto van Sir Lowry’s Pass, op die N2 oorkant Helderberg Toyota gaan optel het. Dis hier waar Otto die perskekleurige

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handsak gesien en opgetel het. Hy het Langenhoven se besittings aan Warnich oorhandig wat dit toe op homself geneem het om die eienaar op te spoor. “Ek het dit eers na die adres geneem wat op die ID was, maar hulle bly toe nie meer daar nie. Daar was ’n besigheidskaartjie van ’n plek in Lion’s Square en ek het toe by hulle gaan uitvind. Hulle het gesê sy is ’n kliënt daar en dat hulle vir haar ’n e-pos sal stuur om te sê waar ek haar handsak gaan los,” het Warnich vertel. Langenhoven was baie dankbaar en aangenaam verras vir die moeite waardeur die mans gegaan het. “Ek kon dit eintlik nie glo nie. Hulle het dit gedoen sonder om enigiets te vra en sonder om iets te verwag. Prys die Here vir sulke tye en sulke mense.

Mark Otto (links) en Daniel Warnich wat die gesteelde handsak gevind en aan die eienaar terug besorg het.

Man arrested for perjury A man (31) appeared in the Strand Magistrate’s Court this past Monday after being arrested and charged with perjury. According to a police report, the owner of a white Volkswagen Golf reported his vehicle stolen from his home in George Street, Strand on Saturday 9 February. He woke up on the morning in question at 07:20 and claimed that his car has been stolen some time during the previous night. Const. Mbulelo Mafuna, spokesperson for Strand SAPS, said a docket for the theft of a motor vehicle was subsequently opened. “During the investigation, we found the complainant had actually sold his car on 6 December 2011. We opened a case of perjury against the man. Shaun Visser was arrested on

The vehicle that was reported “stolen” and resulted in a man being arrested and charged with perjury. Friday 22 February and he appeared in court this past Monday. His case was postponed to Monday 18 March. “The community is warned to refrain from making false statements, as this will lead to criminal cases against them,” Mafuna said.

KIDNAPPED: Buseka Siphunga (20) from Strand was allegedly kidnapped in Somerset West on Friday 22 February. According to a police report, Buseka and her mother were walking towards the taxi rank at 09:00 after a job interview. Buseka fell behind while they were walking, and when her mother turned around, she was nowhere to be seen. A while later Buseka’s sister received a call from her and Buseka said to her sister,"These people are driving away with me in the direction of Cape Town.” The family hasn’t heard from her since. A case of kidnapping is being investigated. Phone Detective WO Hannes Niemand on 021 850 1344.


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The old police staion in Wesley Street, Strand.

No crime at police station After Strand residents raised concerns about the old police station in Wesley Street, it appears that crime in the area may not be linked to vagrants alleged to be living in the building. However, Getruida Hendricks, manager at the Oasis Assessment Centre for Homeless People, says they have fieldworkers in the area who can confirm that no one is currently living in the building, and that the “illegal behaviour” can instead be linked to prostitution in the area, which the fieldworkers have witnessed. According to Ward 83 councillor Dave Venter, the old police station was allocated to a beneficiary in a land claim with the Department of Public Works. Thami Mchunu, director of media relations for the Department of Public Works, responded that the department is not familiar with the beneficiaries of any regional land claims, as this information is kept by the Regional Land Claims

Commission under the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. Mchunu says Public Works does not deal directly with the protperty transfer and cannot say when the transfer will be complete. However, the Commission’s Michael Worsnip says the delay lies with Public Works, who rejected a valuation report on the property. “The matter remains something which needs to be dealt with by the National Department of Public Works. It is their land we are talking about here. Transfer of the property to the claimants depends entirely on the National Department of Public Works.” Mchunu says the department has appointed 24-hour security, which was confirmed by Hendricks. However, Venter says this was only done after his enquiries. Strand police spokesperson, Constable Mbulelo Mafuna, says no reports of crime have come from the old police station in the last year. Last week, District Mail published a photo of a neighbouring building instead of the old police station. District Mail apologises for any inconvenience caused.





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Inbreker steeds in hospitaal Die inbreker wat verlede naweek deur ’n huiseienaar in sy huis in Southfork, Strand in die been geskiet is, sterk steeds in die hospitaal aan. Die DistriksPos het verlede week berig hoe die huiseienaar in die oggendure van Saterdag 16 Februarie ’n inbreker in ’n huis betrap het. ’n Bloedige geveg het tussen die inbreker, die huiseienaar en sy vrou uitge-

breek en die inbreker is toe in die been geskiet en na ’n hospitaal geneem. Ná die insident is twee sake geopen; ’n saak van huisbraak teen die inbreker en ’n saak van poging tot moord teen die huiseienaar. “Die saak teen my is gelukkig laat vaar. Die polisie het die saak ondersoek en met die staatsaanklaer bespreek en gevind dat ek heeltemal binne my reg opgetree het,” het die

huiseienaar gesê. Konst. Mbulelo Mafuna, woordvoerder van die Strand-polisie, het bevestig dat die inbreker steeds in die hospitaal is. “Hy sal amptelik aangekla word en in die hof verskyn wanneer hy ontslaan word.” Die huiseienaar nooi ander inwoners in die area uit om by die Southfork Buurtwag aan te sluit. Belangstellendes kan die voorsitter Rashaad Haynie by 072 856 4647 bel.

Campaigner passes away “If you want something badly enough, you can make it happen as long as you have the faith to take it on.” These were the words that the late Christine Gordon (49) strongly believed in. After a long struggle with cancer, she passed away on 21 February. Passionate, brave and determined, Christine spent a large part of her life working for worthy causes. She was one of the founding directors of the South African Substance Abuse Professionals Pty Ltd. Alongside her husband, Peter, she also founded Drug Free Africa in 2000, which offered educational and drug-prevention programmes. She dedicated herself to studying substance abuse and addiction sciences and the impact that it has on communities. This led to the development of substance abuse and wellness training and capacity

building materials for the Western Cape departments of Social Development and Community Safety. Christine trained government officials from various departments and she mentored and monitored emerging organisations and youth from a number of communities. “Over a half a million individuals from all racial and socio-economic backgrounds have been impacted by her personal life experiences and story. “Christine always emphasised the importance of building a life that is not committed to self, but rather to the community and beyond,” said Christine’s sister, Rose Mills. Besides devoting her life to these purposeful causes, Christine was also a loving wife and mother. She is survived by her husband Peter, daughter Bronwyn and sons Aaron and Sheldon.

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Great prizes to be won in photo competition If you’ve always fancied yourself as a hot-shot photographer, now is the time to prove to friends and family that you really are. For the next six months (starting from 1 March and ending on 30 August) three DistrictMail readers will stand a chance each month to win fantastic prizes worth a total of R20 000 in the DistrictMail/Kodak Express Superfoto competition. Budding photographers of all ages are invited to enter their photos in any of these three categories: 1. Macro (use your Macro lens or Macro apps to get close to plants, insects, birds, etc.), 2. Face of the Helderberg (photos

Shavaton at the mall Be part of the 10th CANSA Shavathon, which takes place at Somerset Mall this Saturday. You can shave your head, have it sprayed in different colours or make use of this year’s added bonus – colour hair gel. The cost is R50 for adults and R25 for children under 12. Be part of this worthy cause between 08:00 and 17:00. For more information, or if you want to volunteer on the day, phone Elnette du Toit on 083 218 5980.

depicting a unique Helderberg scene) and 3. Candid Moments (children, pets, friends, etc). Every month, one winning photo in each category will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. Each of the category winners will receive a R500 voucher with the compliments of Kodak Express Superfoto. At the end of the competition the photographers with the best photo in each category will win a camera from Kodak Express Superfoto. Call any of the two participating Kodak Express Superfoto stores at 021 852 6737 (Somerset Mall) or 021 850 0998 (Waterstone Village), or pay them a visit.


To enter: • Print your favourite 10x15 cm photo • Write your name, telephone number, e-mail address, the relevant category, as well as the date and place where the picture was taken on the back of the photo • Hand in your entry photo at either the Kodak Express Superfoto in Somerset Mall or at Waterstone Village shopping centre T’s and C’s: • Judges’ decision is final • No correspondence afterward • No individual can win more than once, regardless of the category • DistrictMail reserves the right to use images in any of its future publications • Once a photo has been submitted, it becomes the property of DistrictMail (no photos will be returned)

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Ek koop 20 swartsakke by ’n robot en binne in is net 10. Ek ondersteun hulle nie weer nie. G. Burger Dankie Chantelle van Taurelle vir die moeite met my hare se reguit maak en kleur. Dit was die dag werd. Louise

Support CANSA this weekend! Saturday 2 March marks the 10th CANSA Shavathon at Somerset Mall. Anyone wanting to support this worthy cause can go to the Mall, pay R50 (adults) or R25 (children under 12) and have their heads shaved or hair sprayed. The Shavathon will be held from 08:00 to 17:00. If you don’t want to do this, but want to support CANSA then enter a team of 10–15 people in the CANSA Relay For Life Helderberg at Hottentots Holland High Schools sports field. This is an overnight event with teams of 10 to 15 people spending 12 hours walking around a track. Team members take turns walking around the track so that each team has at least one member on the track all the time. For more information on the Relay for Life contact Caroline on 073 204 5979 or Elnette on 083 218 5980 for more details about the Shavathon.

Stop giving to beggars – it is irresponsible I have just supported a criminal/alcoholic/druggy financially today by giving money irresponsibly to a beggar/unofficial car guard. That is exactly what our good samaritans are doing by giving irresponsibly to the above – sponsoring criminals. Stop it and don’t be offended when someone scolds you for doing this. By the way the cripple man by the N2/ Victoria street intersection, is not cripple. I saw him chase after two guys who robbed him recently, like Usain Bolt. I saw Gabriël high on drugs late last week at the same intersection. Thanks to you. Don’t pay illegal car guards and when they threaten you, lay charge for “aggressive begging” with the metro police (municipal bylaw). If you see someone give money to these beggars, make your disapproval loudly known by hooting.


Checkers took steps to sort out truck parking After years of trying to get the local management of Checkers in Gordon Road to stop having their suppliers parking on the pavement and preventing pedestrians safely walking along the pavement, I finally got an undertaking from Checkers National Head Office to sort out the problem after I photographed one of the Shoprite vehicles parked on the pavement and tweeted it. Checkers indicated that they will take all steps necessary to ensure that vehicles don’t park on the pavement. Checkers have also replaced the broken bollards on the pavement, showing a very real commitment to the residents of Somerset West.


Mense ignoreer die wet, gereeld honde op die strand. Kan daar nie ’n polisiereservis in gewone klere rondstap en mense en honde wegwys en reg wys nie? Gee hom/haar die reg om ’n boete ook te gee. Daar is ’n plek vir honde, gebruik dit. Ek het twee honde wat gereeld see toe gaan na die regte plek. Siekte waaraan mense ly “don’t care”. JUMPING FOR JOY: This group of youngsters from Brackenfell, enjoyed some early-morning fun on Strand beach on Saturday after a birthday party sleep over. Please send all your Helderberg Happy photos to PHOTO: PETER BEE

Unhappy with treatment at Mediclinic after allergic reaction To whom it may concern, I would like to report on the terrible service received at Mediclinic Vergelegen. On Friday night 1 February 2013, I went into the emergency unit after having an allergic reaction to seafood. I was placed on status orange as it is a deadly reaction but was only the start of it. It was more than 30 minutes before I could get into the emergency unit to receive medical care. By this time I was red all over and itchy, my blood pressure was 150 over 91 and I was throwing up. Only once I almost passed out did they take me into the emergency room to receive treatment. I think that the community should know what the service is like at the hospital before they consider going

there for treatment as they might wait too long and could die. I would expect more from a private hospital. I paid over R800 and first got very sick before they would help. This is absolutely appalling.


Response from Mediclinic Vergelegen: Ms Combrinck has raised her concerns directly with the hospital recently and we can comment that she was seen within the recommended time guidelines as prescribed by the South African Triage Scale. On the day of her visit to our emergency centre, she was triaged upon arrival and assessed by a doctor within 25 to 30 minutes after being triaged yellow. The purpose of the triage system is to determine the severity of the emergency and patients

are treated accordingly, based on the guidelines. A comprehensive discussion with Ms Combrinck took place providing her with feedback and it was recommended that she obtains a medic alert bracelet as well as appropriate personal medication in the event that her reaction reoccurs, to prevent the potential consequence of a severe allergic reaction. On average 1 300 patients make use of our emergency centre at Mediclinic Vergelegen per month. Due to the sheer volumes seen, our patients have to be prioritised so as to treat the most urgent conditions first and all patients as fast as possible without sacrificing quality of care. However, we cannot completely eliminate waiting times in the unpredictable environment of an emergency centre.

Waardasie-skok – werk ons vir die Stad? Met my aftrede 15 jaar gelede het ek besluit om ’n kleiner woning aan te skaf. So het ek ’n huis van 124 m² op ’n erf van 378 m² in die Strand aangekoop. My voordeur kyk uit op ’n groot blok woonstelle geleë aan die oorkant van die straat. My woning is op ’n hoekerf geleë met ’n redelike grasperk aan die voor sowel as sykant. Bedags word ek vermaak deur taxi’s met blêrende musiek wat verby jaag. Om netheid te bevorder word die sypaadjie-gedeelte van die grasperk synde die raad se eiendom, deur my instandgehou. Die watervore van die straat word gereeld deur my gevee en onkruid verwyder want

straatveërs word nie op ’n gereelde basis waargeneem nie. Geen verbetering of aanbou-werk is onlangs aan my woning aangebring nie. Ek het nou egter met skok verneem van ’n 39,4% (R311 000) styging in die hersiene waardasie van my eiendom. Die leuse van die Stad Kaapstad “This city works for you,” is nie van toepassing op my sowel as menigte ander nie. Met al die stygings – huisbelasting, elektrisiteit, water ens. – sowel as ons ongesiene bydrae om ons erwe netjies te hou, is dit nou die geval dat “we are working for the city!”


Please shed some light on the ‘UFO’ At approximately 21:45 last Thursday night (14 February) I witnessed a very large orange ball travelling in the sky from the direction of the Helderberg mountains below the clouds. The speed appeared to be constant. It travelled towards the sea and then proceeded in a very large arc towards Blouberg /Table Bay.

My wife and I watched it until it disappeared. At no time was there any noise or flickering of light. Maybe some of your readers also saw the same thing? Are you able to shed any “light” on the above? Hopefully I will get a reply before they come to take me away. Thank you.


Well done, Carpet World’s A team A huge bouquet to the three men from Carpet World who came on Tuesday 19 February to replace the “ancient” and badly worn carpet in my cottage. Despite having been under the impression that the cottage was unoccupied, the three of them set to work and shifted the furniture (which included the piano, a heavy kist and sideboard) from room to room as they worked. What a pleasure to see how slickly they worked as a team, not to mention their expertise. Thank you George, Rodney and Emile for doing an incredible job so efficiently and with such goodwill. The cottage looks terrific and you really deserved to be christened “The A-Team”! You made a plan regarding all the furniture and it certainly all came together. Thank you!


Wil graag van die munisipaliteit weet watter jaar hulle gaan begroot om die grondpad tussen Casablanca en Gordonsbaai te teer? Elke jaar het hulle ’n ander verskoning. Of gebruik hulle die geld om net na ander areas om te sien? Gatvol van Strand Wonderlike storie van Jelly Tot. Kan ek nie asseblief Bobby se landlyn no of adres kry? Wil haar vreugde deel. Johanna Olivier, Port Elizabeth Aan die dame met swart Toyota Yaris wat Sat 12:10 my amper by die voetoorgang raakgery het. Dankie, ek hoop nie u is een van die mense wat ook baie te se het oor crime in ons land as u soos een optree nie. Indien u ’n Samsung Galaxy Ace gekoop het met ’n foto van ’n persiese kat op, kontak my by 021 854 8374. Dis ’n gesteelde foon. Neem kennis dat Gary Playerslot nr. 3 se voertuie so spoedig moontlik uit die oog uit verwyder gaan word. Daar word daaraan gewerk met die hulp van mense wat weet hoe om dit te doen.

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Sjef spog met droomstem Mense beskou hulself as gelukkig om een talent in die lewe te hê – daardie een ding waarin hulle uitblink. Garth Delport (28) van Raithby is egter nie een van dié mense nie. Nie net sal Garth jou laat smeul aan fynproewerkos van die beste gehalte nie, maar sy kragtige basbaritonstem sal jou na aan trane kry. Nadat Garth in 2002 aan die Hoërskool Gordon matriek behaal het, het hy by Boland Kollege in Stellenbosch gaan studeer en sy diploma in gasvryheids- en spysenieringsdienste verwerf. Daarna kon gaste by bekende restaurante soos Avontuur op die R44, Vergelegen in Somerset-Wes en Die Volkskombuis in Stel- Garth Delport lenbosch sy skeppings proe. Ten spyte van sy liefde vir die kookkuns, het sy passie vir sing steeds by hom gespook. “Ek het mos maar altyd gesing en almal sê altyd vir jou ‘jy is so goed’, toe waag ek ’n kans en doen aansoek by die Universiteit van Kaapstad se musiekskool. “Dit was moeilik om ’n vaste werk en inkomste prys te gee en weer ’n voltydse student te word, maar my ouers het my bygestaan en ek het die opoffering gemaak. “Ek was net bang ek kyk terug op my lewe wanneer ek 50 is en is dan spyt dat ek dit nie gedoen het nie,” sê hy, terwyl hy terugdink

BIBLIOTEEKWEEK GEVIER: Strand Biblioteek nooi alle liefdadigheids- en niewinsgewende organisasies uit om deel te neem aan ’n uitstalling volgende maand. Die uitstalling vorm deel van Nasionale Biblioteekweek wat van 18 – 23 Maart gevier word. Vanjaar se tema is “@ Jou Biblioteek”. Alle inligting, brosjures en plakkate moet A4- of A3-grootte wees, maar nie groter nie. “Daar gebeur soveel wonderlike dinge in ons gemeenskap. Ons wil graag hê almal in die Helderberg moet kennis dra van dienste wat beskikbaar is, asook waarmee alles hulp aangebied word,” het Elfie du Toit (links op die foto), sekretaresse van die Vriende van die Biblioteek, gesê. By haar staan Erika van Staden, senior bibliotekaresse van die Strand Biblioteek. Belangstellende organisasies of verenigings moet hul inligting by die biblioteek inhandig. Bel die biblioteek by 0 021 850 4188 vir meer inligting.

aan sy dae as 25-jarige student tussen ’n klomp jongmense vars uit die skoolbanke. Sy besluit het egter vrugte afgewerp toe hy in Oktober verlede jaar gekies is om deel te neem aan ’n operagala by vanjaar se Suidoosterfees. Garth is gekies om as een van vyf ander soliste ’n aria van die Italiaanse komponis Guiseppe Verdi te sing by die vertoning wat op 31 Januarie in die stadsaal in Kaapstad gehou is. Garth onthou dat senuwees en die opwinding van die konsert hom drie aande voor die konsert uit die slaap gehou het. “Elkeen van ons moes ’n kwartet en ’n soloitem lewer. Dit was my eerste keer op so ’n groot verhoog en definitief een van my drome wat waar geword het.” Hul sangitem is ook regstreeks op Radio Sonder Grense uitgesaai en die luisteraars het dit so baie geniet, dat ’n heruitsending daarvan verlede Donderdag 21 Februarie weer uitgesaai is. “Dit was ’n great ervaring en mos maar iets wat enige sanger wil hê: ondervinding. My doel vir vanjaar is om aan kompetisies deel te neem om nog meer ondervinding te kry en ook vir publisiteit.” Hoewel hy nou vir eers professionele kosmaak opsy geskuif het, kook hy steeds in sy vrye tyd. Garth sê hy doen gereeld die spyseniering vir troues en ander geleenthede. Hy sien egter nie kans om albei by een geleentheid te doen nie, maar by die huis doen hy dit sommer toe-oë terwyl hy bak en brou.

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We would like to invite our regular diary advertisers to send us pictures of their events for inclusion in our Social or Diary section. THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY SOMERSET WEST: ) Somerset West Diabetic support group meet in the Mediclinic Vergelegen restaurant at 18:30. A guest speaker dealing with the subject of diabetes will talk on introducing blood glucose monitoring systems and using reasonably-priced strips. All welcome. Entry free. Refreshments served. For more, contact sister Marina Naude on 082 843 4182/021 850 9186 or Peter Kinnaird on 021 851 7499/082 747 5116. ) The Friends of Richard Dawkins Association (FoRDA) meet in the Rotary hall, on the corner of Cloetenberg and Lourensford Roads, at 19:00. Prof Zak van Straaten talks on Self Deception and Social Lies. 0 076 535 5754. ) The Reach for Recovery Breast Cancer Support

STRAND: ) Die Lourensrivier-gemeente se biddag vir mans en vroue om 19:00 in die kerksaal. 0 Marie Roux: 083 496 0624. VRYDAG 1 MAART STRAND: ) NG-gemeente Strand se plaasmark in Faganstraat om 09:00 – 11:00. ) ’n Verkoping van tweedehandse klerasie en goedere van 09:00–12:00 by die Strand-dienssentrum. 0 Estelle Marais: 021 854 4552. MACASSAR: ) Zandvliet High School hosts its annual carnival today and tomorrow (Saturday 2 March). Visitors are in for a treat with entertainment galore! For more information phone the school on 021 857 1016. SATURDAY 2 MARCH GORDON’S BAY: ) The Friends of the Gordon’s Bay Library book sale at the library from 09:00 to 12:00. Story time for children under the age of nine will start at 10:30 in the children’s section. 0 Gretel Marais: 021 856 1825. SUNDAY 3 MARCH SOMERSET WEST: ) The Heldeberg Music Society’s piano recital by Mark Spence at the Helderberg Village Talani

Lounge at 16:00. Cost: R60 non-members, R30 students. 0 Beth Oldfield: 021 855 4684. ) The Animal Rescue Organisation will be selling T-shirts and other goodies at the Olde Oaks Farm Stall at 3 Derrick Drive, Somerset West Business Park from 10:00–15:00. Indulge in the great food, arts and crafts, and more on offer at stalls. Entry is free. 0 Mandy: 082 374 6648. GORDON’S BAY: ) Die vyfde sessie van die reeks, 40 Dae in Doelgerigte Liefde, om 08:00, 10:00 en 18:30 in die NG-gemeente Gordonsbaai. Tema: Liefde sonder kwaad word. Vir inligting bel die kerkkantoor 021 856 1654; Judy Beukes op 021 856 3807; of Jurgen Bester op 021 856 2265.

A HEARTFELT THANKS:For the past 20 years the Helderberg Rotary Club had its weekly luncheons at Helderberg Village. Due to administrative changes the club had to find a new venue. Dr Peter Humphreys (right), past president of the Helderberg Rotary Club, is conveying his thanks and appreciation to two of the regular caterers, Niklaas van Wyngaard (left) and Lesley Nickall.

MONDAY 4 MARCH SOMERSET WEST: ) Helderberg Quilters Guild meet in the library hall at 09:30. Guest speaker Antoinette Greyling: Crazy Quilting. Bring along your crazy quilt, and share it. 0 Zanja Hanekom: 082 824 3171. DINSDAG 5 MAART SOMERSET-WES: ) Die Helderberg-seniorklub ontmoet om 09:00 vir 09:30 in die Korinte-saal van die NG Firmountweg. Tema: Voor- en nadele van skaliebreking in die Groot Karoo. Gasspreker: Bennie Schloms. Ledegeld R40. Besoekers R10 (sluit tee in). 0Isabel Lubbe: 021 855 1528. ) The Nutritional support group’s talk by clinical dietician Anel Kirsten in the Mediclinic Vergelegen restaurant at 18:00. Topic: Race Day Disasters – Don’t let them happen to you this Argus. Get tips on cycling and nutrition that incorporates sound. Entry free. 0 Janet Kreft: 021 851 6228.



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NEW MEMBER: Lite Braun, originally from Hamburg, Germany, was recently inducted as a new member of the Somerset West Rotary Club. She was introduced by member of the Somerset West Rotary Club, Wülf Linder (right). Seen with them is president of the club, Jack Hydes.

Intern shines in City programme Mark de Wet, from Somerset West received an aware for Best Oral Presentation in a group from the City of Cape Town’s 2012 Environmental Internship Programme. An awards ceremony was held on Friday 22 February at the Kristo Pienaar Education Centre in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve where a total of seven awards were presented. According to a statement issued by the city, running for eight years the programme has proven its success and effectiveness in producing exceptional young professionals. Each intern is placed with a specific employee who manages and mentors them for 12 months. Although highly qualified in a specific environmental field, the intern is usually fresh out of university and often lacks practical work place skills and experience. “These interns are some of the most driven and professional people I have met. Their commitment to public service, alongside their passion for environmental conservation and sustainability, is coupled with a deep knowledge and ever-growing expertise that is of enormous benefit to the city and its residents,” said Garreth Bloor, the city’s MayCo member for economic, environmental and spatial planning.

Garreth Bloor (left), the city’s MayCo member for economic, environmental and spatial planning with Mark de Wet. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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Gig guide The Helderberg’s gig guide for this weekend includes performances by regulars 3D and Stoneage. ) Friday 1 March - 3D returns to Petrolheads in Strand. Their performance starts at 20:00. Phone Derek on 0 083 475 2170 for more information - Stoneage is performing at the Long Bar, Gordon’s Bay, at 20:00 for a rock n roll party. ) Sunday 3 March - Enjoy a glass of wine with some fine food at the Audacia Root44 Market in Stellenbosch where Stoneage will perform from 12:00 – 15:00. Phone Janet on 0 074 194 4160 to find out more.

Soulful sax at the Nature Reserve Hailed as the prince of the saxophone, Andrew Young and his band of South African musicians will perform a combination of smooth jazz, funk and gospel at the Helderberg Nature Reserve on Saturday 9 March. Special guests in the show include EMI recording artist Selim Kagee and Pipe Major Tony Reis of the Cape Town Caledonian Pipe Band. Andrew is supported by band members Paul Williams on piano and keyboard, Robbie DuPont on bass and Basil DuPont on drums. Born in Liverpool, England, and now residing in Vienna, Austria, Young has performed across the globe to audiences as far afield as Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, China, Turkey and Tunisia. A six-year stint in South Africa led to the formation of the five piece Jazz/Funk/Fusion band, Let It Flow. Young’s 1994 debut

album Soul People topped the South African charts twice and was nominated five times for the South African Music Awards. He released seven more albums, including A Christmas Album in 1999, Live in Vienna in 2007 and In A Quiet Moment in 2009. His influence on the South African music scene has been impressive. Young played with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra for six years and has also put his classical music training to good use with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, as well as others. The show starts at 17:00 with gates opening at 15:00. Bring a picnic and some chairs or blankets and enjoy a great show. Tickets are available from Computicket at R120 per person. All proceeds will go towards environmental projects in the reserve. For more information, phone 021 852 4060 or visit

Andrew Young, accompanied by an all South African band, will perform at the Helderberg Nature Reserve on Saturday 9 March at 17:00.

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JJB DOING THE ROUNDS: Cape Town based rock group, The Jesse Jordan Band, have gained much popularity since their birth in 1999. Catch them sing the songs that have made them famous at Beuna Vista Social Café on the R44 on Saturday 9 March. The performance starts at 19:00 and entry is free.

RAMfest, SA’s biggest alternative music festival, is happening at Circle of Dreams near Riviersonderend from 7 – 10 March and one lucky DistrictMail reader can win two tickets to experience this epic rock festival. This year’s line-up is set to rival the scope of well-known international festivals and steeply raise the bar where local production value is concerned. International acts include: Rise Against (USA), British Metalcore Band, Bring Me The Horizon and Paul Harding and Ben Verse from Pendulum (Australia and England). Some of SA’s wildest and most treasured acts can be expected, such as Jack Parow, Van Coke Kartel, Beast, Goodnight Wem-

bley and more. This year there will be four stages for performances: the Red Heart Rum Stage will be the main stage, the Monster Energy Alternative Stage for brothers and sisters in metal, the Olmeca Tequila Electronic Stage for pumping up the volume and the BOOM! stage for rounding it all off with some more good, solid, rocking tunes. For the full line-up or further details, search for them on Facebook. Ticket prices range from R350 – R650 and can be bought from ) To stand a chance to win tickets, SMS the keyword RAMfest to 34421. Please include your name, surname and e-mail address. Entries close at 12:00 on Monday 4 March.

Black Cat Bones is one of this year’s featured bands at the RAMfest.

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Library expanding brick by brick An enlarged, comprehensive children’s section with a study and project area, is what the Friends of the Gordon’s Bay Library are planning with their expansion. According to Colin Smith, social responsibility coordinator of the Friends of the Gordon’s Bay Library, in the recent years, the Gordon’s Bay community has grown and subsequently the library needs to as well. “We have a lot of children coming here, especially from the Temperance Town area. The local primary school has been doing a great deal to improve the children’s reading abilities and we wish to compliment that. Colin added that the library service is an un- Colin Smith, social responsibility coordinator of the Friends of the Gordon’s Bay Library funded mandate and does (left) and librarian Gretel Marais points to the meter, depicting the goal and their curnot have the capital fund- rent financial stance. ing available to support the extensions, thus the Friends have order for the construction to com- bell, T de Klerk, M Dendale, M stepped in to assist the community. mence, which should take about Fouché, P Fourie, L Germishuiszen, S Kirschbaum, J Kruger, A Lind, M The required plans for the expan- three months to be completed. The biggest fundraising event they Miles, R Miles, I O’Donovan, A Thersion was prepared and donated by local architect Marcus Smit and was currently have is the buy-a-brick do- on, PE Trezana, A Turner, R Turner, Mr and Mrs Steenkamp, K Antwersubmitted to the City of Cape Town nation, which works as follows: Half a brick will cost R50, one brick pen, K Vermeulen, SM Volschenk, N in March 2011. In November last year the plans were finally approved and will cost R100, three bricks will cost Whiteside, F Williams, C Wood, E fundraising to raise the needed R250, eight bricks will cost R500 and Swart, M Grier, 2nd Hand City, Villa Via Hotel and the band Freshly 20 bricks will cost R1 000. R400 000 could start. The Friends would like to thank the Ground. Their current financial stance is at For more information, phone the liR25 500 and their goal is to have their following brick donors who have contotal completed by July this year in tributed thus far: J Burgess, L Camp- brary on 021 856 1825.

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Business insights and networking A network breakfast for the Drakenstein, Helderberg and Stellenbosch branches of the Chamber of Business and Industry was held on 13 February at Erinvale in Somerset West. Newly elected president of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Fred Jacobs, was guest speaker at the event. Currently the non-executive chairman of Maersk SA and director of the A P Moller-Maersk shipping group, Jacobs spoke on the importance looking beyond job creation to maintaining jobs. He also pledged to help small businesses navigate the red tape they often encounter.

The event allowed business owners to network, with (from left) John Middleton of Handipak, Denis Batchelor of C-Track SA and Anton Breytonbach of Glenkey Construstion taking advantage of the opportunity.

Busiwa Peter and Margi May of Cape Town Tourism caught up with Marinda Holtzhausen (right) of Stellenbosch Tourism.

Chamber president Fred Jacobs spoke as the guest speaker.

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maar jou gemiddelde koers sal in daardie stadium baie minder wees as wat jy nou bespaar. ’n Ander voordeel is dat jou uittredingsannuïteit vrygestel is van enige eise deur skuldeisers. As jy dus finansieel in die moeilikheid raak, of bankrot speel, kan niemand ooit op hierdie geld aanspraak maak nie. Nog ’n voordeel is dat dit jouself, teen jouself beskerm. Party beleggers kan soms nie die versoeking weerstaan om van hul swaar verdiende spaargeld te onttrek, en op onbenullighede te bestee nie. Met ’n uittredingsannuïteit kry jy eers op ouderdom 55 toegang tot die geld. Moenie dink omdat jy ’n nuwe annuïteit uitgeneem het, jy wel in ’n nuwe generasie annuïteit belê nie. Ou-generasie annuïteit is steeds beskikbaar, pasop. Die minimum maandelikse premie by ’n beleggingshuis is R500. Vergewis jouself hierdie week met die koste wat jy betaal. PSG Konsult 0 021 851 3353.

Protecting the unique Helderberg Heritage All residents wishing to see Helderberg’s heritage protected and enhanced for their children’s children, are invited to join a talk on the future planning for Somerset West. Marco Geretto, architect and urban designer, will address the audience on the future planning for Somerset West CBD. Marco has recently completed a comprehensive public participation and planning review of the Somerset West CBD, for the City of Cape Town spatial planning and urban design unit. According to a spokesperson on behalf of the Helderberg Renaissance Foundation, the talk will be followed by a brief annual meeting after which refreshments will be served. A raffle will also be held for a nine litre bottle of wine. The talk and meeting takes place on Thursday 14 March in the Manor House at Bridgewater Manor in Somerset West at 17:30 for 18:00. For more information, phone the secretary, Dr Dawie Kriel on 021 851 4562 or 078 170 6806 or send an email to


Sake Business

28 Februarie, 2013

Energetic start to networking The Cape Business Connect (CBC) networking breakfast got off to an energetic start this year. At their first meeting last week (13 February), 42 business people from various sectors attended and enjoyed a morning of networking and building business contacts. “The charismatic guest speaker Sean Willard, author, coach, trainer and also known as “the Life Attack Guy” inspired us with his humour and powerful message to each and everyone. He said ‘pursue your dreams, live your purpose – be sure that you do not die with your music still in you’,” said co-founder and owner of CBC in the Helderberg, Sylvia Malinowski. This networking forum (previously known as, Business Network) has been active in the Helderberg for more than 12 years and meets once a month, every third Wednesday in the month, now at the NH Lord Charles Hotel from 08:00 – 09:30. All business people are welcome to join as visitors – for membership details please enquire on the website ( or call Sylvia on 082 4549 475. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 20 March.

Your personal balance sheet We worry about the noise in the market place so much we often neglect to focus on the basics of financial planning.

Some of the networkers – all of them representing businesses operating in the Helderberg (from left) are Stephen Leppan (Trulogic), James van der Hover (Social Media Campaign) Carola Baran (Development Associates ApS), Dr Aneta Shaw (Clinical Psychologist), Carla Nel (@Last Embroidery & Promotions), Madré Fraenkel (Livewell Suites) and Bobby Bennett (Helderberg AudioVideo).

Pictured at the breakfast are from the left, Gerda Nicholson (The Colour Collector), René Botha (Business Partners) Sylvia Malinowski (Cape Business Connect), Sean Willard (keynote speaker and author of Have a Life Attack), Mari Buitendag (iSparkle Jewellery Design), Michelle Carstens (The Office Crew) and Jean Bulmer (5 Star Car Hire).

BREAKFAST MEETING: Karl Smith, “the networking guy” will be speaking at the upcoming Network Breakfast at Avontuur Estate Restaurant on Wednesday 13 March. This inspirational keynote speaker and advisor, Karl “The Networking Guy” Smith became widely known through his signature talk Leverage the power of networks for personal and professional success. The event will start at 08:30 at a cost of R120. To book your spot or for further information contact Zunia Boucher-Myers on 021 855 4296.


Get tax wise in your business at breakfast Book your seat to hear South African tax professional, professor Daniel Erasmus on doing business in South Africa under the Tax Administration Act. Taking place on Friday 8 March, First Accountants will be hosting the business breakfast at Sage and Thyme, in Somerset West. Erasmus will be informing guests of what the constitutional rights of the taxpayers are and how they can manage these tax risks within their companies. An open question and answer session will follow after the presentation. The event will take place from 08:00 – 09:30 at a cost of R55 which includes breakfast. Payment can be made at the venue on the day. To attend please email your confirmation along with the names of the person/s that you would like to accompany you to If you confirm please make sure you attend as we will not be able to accommodate everyone.


This week we will watch our minister of finance, Pravin Gordhan, as he tries to upstage David Copperfield by magically balancing the needs of 52 million people using the taxes of 3,5 million taxpayers. Should be interesting, but enough of the noise. What is important is that Mr Gordhan has prepared a budget in writing of his planned income and expenses for the year. How many readers can say the same? Those in business understand that you cannot run a business without proper financials, yet when it comes to our personal finances very few of us can produce financial statements. Start with a very basic balance sheet listing your assets and liabilities. A balance sheet is a snap shot of your finances as at a specific date i.e. for the year ending 28 February 2013. This could be the first eye opener for you. Ideally your assets should exceed your liabilities with the difference reflecting as your net equity. If your liabilities exceed your assets then you are techni-

cally insolvent. Your focus should be on reducing debt and growing equity as you approach retirement. This is achieved through your income statement. An income statement is just a fancy name for a budget of all your expenses and income. The best way to draft an income statement or budget is to use your bank statement. Unlike Mr Gordhan who has access to a printing press your income should exceed expenses, with surplus income added to the balance sheet by either reducing debt or accruing as savings. Listing your expenses against your income will provide you with a very clear picture of whether you are financially going forward, backward or simply treading water. The real value of an income statement will come from analysing your expenses and eliminating unnecessary expenses, which creep into the budget without you even noticing. Make an annual habit of updating your personal financials each year when you watch our minister of finance perform his balancing act.

Mark Williams Mcomm, CFP, HDipTax 0 021 851 3746 2

18 Distrikspos By Benbel kom die kliënt eerste

Sake Business

28 Februarie, 2013

LIZE MULDER Wanneer Daniel Benade met passie oor sy onderneming gesels, kan jy hoor hy beskou dit beslis nie as wérk nie. Sy “lawwe” advertensies bevestig dat humorsin en menslikheid ’n groot rol speel in die sukses van die Benbel-groep se winkels in die Helderberg-omgewing. Daniel en sy vrou, Gerda, het twee seuns, Merwe (27) en Stefan (21). “Merwe is ook by die onderneming betrokke. Hy is in Desember met Talita, ’n onderwyseres, getroud. Stefan studeer drama op Stellenbosch,” vertel Daniel van sy gesin. “Ons is ’n hegte gesin en was nog altyd baie lief vir reis – in Amerika, Europa en ook in ons eie land. Noudat die seuns egter elk hul eie rigting inslaan, reis ons twee oues maar op ons eie. “Ons was vir die Desembervakansie in Jongensfontein, wat sedert 1987 jaarliks ons vakansieplek is. Dis baie mooi en rustig daar, en tog is daar hope te doen, soos branderry, duik, gholf of tennis speel, vlieërvlieg, kaart speel, lees en nog soveel meer van wat ’n mens in

Desember met vakansie wil doen.” In sy gesprek oor sy onderneming blyk dit dat sy voete eintlik heel onverwags op hierdie weg beland het. “In 1989 was ek op die uitkyk om ’n nuwe rigting in my lewe in te slaan, nadat ek eers rekenmeester was en ook vir vyf jaar by die vervaardiging en verkoop van branderplanke betrokke was.” (Merwe was ’n kranige branderplankryer.) “Drie dinge het vir my uitgestaan. Nommer een: Mense móét eet, en daar sal dus altyd plek vir koswinkels wees. Maar jy moet groot genoeg wees om die regte pryse te kan kry. Nommer twee: Dan volg die klerebedryf, want mense móét klere dra. Maar dié bedryf is té modegebonde en dit is nou nie my ding nie. Nommer drie: Mense het huise nodig en hulle moet hul huise in stand hou. “In daardie stadium was daar nie groot rolspelers in die huisverbeteringsmark in die Helderberg-gebied wat Strand, Somerset-Wes en Gordonsbaai insluit nie. Ek het dus ‘ingekoop’ in ’n klein hardewarewinkeltjie in die Strand en toe daarvandaan verder uitgebrei.” Vandag bestaan die groep uit Benbel Garden, Benbel Strand en dan Benbel

Home & Garden, wat elkeen onafhanklik handel dryf. “Ek dink die vernaamste rede hoekom mense deur ons deure stap, is omdat ons personeel so vriendelik en hulpvaardig is en oor die regte kennis beskik. ’n Mens kan egter nooit op jou louere rus nie. Daarom strewe ons deurentyd daarna om vernuwend te bly dink en met nuwe idees vorendag te kom. “Ek glo sterk aan gemeenskapsbetrokkenheid. Benbel borg reeds 15 jaar lank interskole-byeenkomste in die Helderberg. In een stadium was agt laerskole betrokke. “Ek glo ’n mens moet terugploeg in die gemeenskap waaruit jy jou bestaan maak,” vertel hierdie man met sy opregte belangstelling in sy onderneming én sy kliënte se behoeftes. “Benbel is ’n volledige ‘eenstop-huissorg- winkel’ waar jy van die posbus en nommers vir jou huis en plaveisel tot by jou voordeur, jou voordeurklokkie, verf vir binne en buite, en alle gereedskap wat jy in en om jou huis mag nodig hê, kan kry. Daar is skarniere, slotte, gloeilampe en natuurlik ook baie plante en potte en alles wat daarmee saamgaan, soos kunsmis, gifstowwe en besproeiingstoerusting,” vertel Daniel met oë wat blink.

Daniel Benade is die baie betrokke direkteur en stigter van die Benbel-winkelgroep in die Helderberg-omgewing. FOTO: NATALIE GABRIELS

STORMERS-SPRINGBOK KUIER IN SOMERSET-WES: Springbok-rugbyspeler Eben Etzebeth, het Woensdag 20 Februarie een van sy borge, Westvaal Motors in Somerset-Wes, besoek. Hy wou al sy aanhangers ontmoet en saam met hulle kuier. Etzebeth speel tans slot vir die Stormers in die Superrugby-toernooi.

Good loans vs bad loans – choose one that’s right for you Even people who are very careful with money may need to borrow from time to time. However, every loan you take out comes with a financial responsibility so you need to make sure you are borrowing for the right reason and understand the basics. There are different types of loans but they all have one thing in com-

mon, which is that they need to be paid back over a certain amount of time with some type of interest. “When considering a loan rather approach financial institutions which are regulated,” says Eunice Sibiya, Head of Consumer Education at FNB. Read the entire document before signing and make sure you un-

derstand it. This will reduce the chances of unwanted surprises later. “Most importantly, borrow only what you need,” says Sibiya. “You shouldn’t be spending too much of your monthly salary on covering monthly loan repayments. Remember you must still pay for your living expenses. Be financially smart.”


Nuus News

28 Februarie, 2013

City acknowledges ‘heroes’ Over 20 Helderberg organisations and individuals were acknowledged by the City of Cape Town for their contribution to the community on Thursday (21 February) with Civic Awards. Subcouncil 8 chairman, Stuart Pringle, said, “Today we honour men, women, and organisations who represent the very finest of the community. People who voluntarily give of themselves to serve the people. “These are the real heroes in our community. We recognise them today and we honour them with the awarding of civic award certificates.”

Rowan Dent was also honoured during the proceedings with an award handed over by Stuart Pringle.

The Civic Honours have been awarded annually for over 50 years and are conferred to acknowledge individuals and organisations that have distinguished themselves through acts of service and contributions to their community and the city. Awards were given to The Nomzamo Community Trust, the Red Cross Ladies, the Somerset West Community Policing Forum, Helderberg Crime Watch, The University of the Third Age, Helderberg Hospice, Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve and South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco). Various individuals also received award certificates.

Hugh Roe accepted the award to Helderberg Crime Watch from subcouncil chairperson Stuart Pringle.


Over 20 awards were handed out for the 2013 Civic Honours.

JC Robinson accepted the award on behalf of the University of the Third Age from Stuart Pringle.

Toni Rimmel, founder of the Sir Lowry’s Pass Community Empowerment Project, received her award from Stuart Pringle.

Strand resident and secretary of the Strand Community Policing Forum, Fransina Lukas, poses with her award with Stuart Pringle

Gordon’s Bay art group exhibit their works of art at Villa Via The Gordon’s Bay Art Group (GBAG) held a very successful art exhibition at the Villa Via Hotel last weekend. They will be having an exhibition on the last weekend of every month, with the next one during the weekend of 22 – 24 March. “The hotel provides a magnificent venue, thus ensuring the perfect space for exceptionally talented members to showcase their work. Our artists try to spend as much time at the exhibition as possible, and we invite our guests to come and meet them,” said GBAG chairperson, Nadine McLaggan. The art group was the initiative of the

Gordon’s Bay Business Forum (GBBF) and was established in October last year by Hanel van Reenen (representing the GBBF) and Nadine McLaggan and Mariette Chapman, both local artists. Nadine also turns her home into a gallery for the annual Winter Wonderland festival and plans to have a permanent exhibition at 8 Roos Street, Gordon’s Bay, in the near future. “The GBAG already boasts a membership of 25 artists and we are calling on all Gordon’s Bay artists to join our enthusiastic group. Our motto is ‘to inspire, create and grow’.” Enquiries: Nadine on

GIFT FOR A CHILD: Pick n Pay management hosted an in-store Christmas gifts drive during December and January. The initiative was undertaken by staff and customers to aid the children of the Cotlands Toy Library and Early Childhood Development Centre. The hand-over took place in store on 5 February with Cotlands children and Pick n Pay staff. The rest of the gifts were later handed over at the Toy Library in Macassar. Here, with the little ones from Cotlands, are (back left) Delia Wanza (customer service manager), Mareldia Stellenberg, Carmen Kubido, Charlene Louis, Cindy Lucas (Cotlands FDM) and Edwina Wilson.

COLOUR-IN COMPETITION: San Francisco Spur in Strand recently held a colour-in competition where entrants could stand a chance to win a ride-on electric jeep. Seen here with Mark Voges (general manager of San Francisco Spur) is winner of the competition, Stephan de Beer (5).

Janet Budge with her painting.

Artist Martha Mostert.

Alta Brink with her work.

Satine and Cameron McLaggan in front of their mother Nadine’s work.

FUN FUND-RAISER: Always wondered what it felt like to let your hair down? Roll in the mud, colour your teeth and behave badly? You can find out at this year’s hobo dance. Grab your grottiest clothes and come looking your worst at The Barn in Sir Lowry Road, Gordon’s Bay on Friday 8 March. There are fantastic prizes for the worst dressed person up for grabs. Tickets are R80 per person which includes a bunny-chow meal. Funds raised will go towards making this year’s Winter Wonderland festival even more spectacular. Tickets are available from Cathy at Leapfrog on 021 856 1535 or you can send an email to

20 Distrikspos Michael Pienaar word verras deur besoeker

Skole Schools

28 Februarie, 2013

Michael Pienaar, puik middelafstandatleet van Hoërskool Parel Vallei is hierdie week verras met ’n besoek van Arno Minnie. Michael het by die jaarlikse interskole-atletiekbyeenkoms tussen Hoerskool Parel Vallei, Hoërskool Strand en Hoërskool Hottentots Holland, Arno Minnie se 32 jaar oue rekord in die 800 m verbeter. Arno, ’n oud-leerling van Hoerskool Strand en tans onderwyser by Laerskool Beaumont, se rekord is in 1980 opgestel met ’n tyd van 1:59.8 en Michael het die rekord verbeter na 1:53.7. Michael het by hierdie byeenkoms ook die 3 000 m-rekord verbeter na 8:37.0 en die 1 500 m-rekord na 3:58.20.

A YEAR OLDER: Vergezicht Private School in Somerset West will be turning seven years old in May. With an excellent staff who strive to teach pupils their motto “I can” and with learners following the mainstream curriculum in a smaller class environment, the school is destined for success. Seen here is the team of excellent teachers and support staff, who are responsible for almost 90 learners from Grade R to Grade 7.

Arno Minnie en Michael Pienaar.

SEEING TRIPLE: McKyle (top), McKenzie (left) and McKinley Combrinck (right) are a set of triplets in Grade R at Helderberg Primary School this year.

SKETS GESKENK: Kunstenaar Mynderd Vosloo, het dié skets van bekende gholfspeler Trevor Immelman aan Hoërskool Hottentots-Holland geskenk. Francois Vosloo, die kunstenaar se seun en onderwyser by die skool, staan by die skets. Immelman is ’n oud-leerder van dié hoërskool.

WALKING FOR FUN AND FUNDS: Gordon’s Bay Primary School invites you to join their fundraising fun hike among the vineyards at Ongegund on Saturday 2 March. The 8 km hike is suitable for the whole family, and includes a walk through the Wedderwil Game Reserve. Everyone will put their feet to work at 08:30 with the starting point being the Ongegund Wine Estate in Sir Lowry’s Pass. The school sends out many a “thank-you” to their main sponsor, FNB, and all the other sponsors for making the walk possible. All funds go towards the Gordon’s Bay Primary School Choir. Seen here (from left) is some of the loyal choir members, Tasneem Murphy, Thaakir Peters and Zoë van der Merwe. For more information contact Rennie Gelderbloem on 082 777 9995.

FOR THE LOVE OF FAMILY: As part of the unit of inquiry into My Family, the Early Childhood children from the International School of the Helderberg made family trees. They bought in photographs of family members and put them onto their trees which they made in class. Faariah Sonday (left) and Michaella Mackintosh proudly displays their family trees.

NUWE BESEMS: Hoërskool Hottentots-Holland verwelkom sewe nuwe onderwysers. Agter (van links) is Anastacia Brown (tegnologie en ekonomiese bestuurswetenskap), Marcell de Ridder (wiskunde) en Noesie Hunter (ekonomiese bestuurswetenskap en sakestudies). Voor staan Peni-Leigh Dodo (Engels-huistaal), Mareli Steyn (Engels-huistaal), Felinda de Bruin (Afrikaans eerste addisionele taal) en Hannelie Spies (internskap as sielkundige).

MAKING WAVES: The name of grade 10 pupil at Hottentots-Holland High School, Andrea Theunissen, was placed on the University of South Africa’s Honorary Scroll of Achievers. She obtained 96% in the Theory Grade 3 examination during October last year.

Klein Lochieland hou jaarlikse gholfdag Laerskool Lochnerhof se Preprimêre afdeling, Klein Lochieland, hou op Vrydag 8 Maart sy sewende jaarlikse gholfdag. Die geleentheid vind plaas by die Strandgholfbaan en die prys is R380 per speler of R1 520 per vier-bal. Dit sal ’n ligte aandete, pryse, geborgde putjies, asook ander verrassings insluit. Ondernemings wat belangstel om as borg op te tree, asook spelers wat graag nog wil deelneem, kan Maritha Human by die skool by 021 854 8592 bel of andersins ’n e-pos stuur aan Geld wat ingesamel word, gaan aangewend word om die terrein op te knap, asook om sintetiese gras aan te lê.


Promosie Promotion

28 Februarie, 2013

Pamper yourself with a spa treatment.


Beauty the reason for each season Whether it’s summer or winter, taking care of your body and appearance is essential. Here are a few steps to follow which will ensure you are ready for any season. Body exfoliation: A qualified therapist will be able to recommend the best way for you to slough away that winter layer of keratinised skin cells. This could be through body brushing, or dry or wet exfoliation. Having this treatment carried out professionally will make sure that all those difficult-to-reach areas are not left out and that professional products are used to achieve the best results. Self-tanning: Spending hours in the sun or on a sun bed are not only dangerous but also unpopular due to skin cancers being a potential side-effect. To achieve a sunkissed natural skin glow, book yourself into a professional salon to have a qualified therapist apply this product evenly. Today the most popular self-tanning product is applied via spray-tanning. The therapist uses a hand-held sprayer to apply a fine mist of tanner evenly over the entire body.

Hair removal: With so many different ways to remove hair, it can become very confusing. There are shaving, waxing, tweezing, creams, threading and laser. How do you decide what to choose? Cost and effectiveness should be your deciding factors. Shaving is inexpensive but doesn’t last long. Laser is effective but expensive to many. What is in the middle? Waxing is affordable and effective. Book yourself into a salon for your waxing treatment. A qualified therapist will wax you quickly and safely in a hygienic environment. Nails: Dare to wear beautiful sandals without having had a professional pedicure? Summer hands and feet are essential with the pretty eye-catching colours on the market. There is no excuse for unpainted nails. Make an appointment at a salon for a professional manicure and pedicure. A qualified therapist will remove the hard skin, file and buff your nails, push back your cuticles, and should always perform a relaxing foot massage to complete your beauty treatment. - The Beauty Therapy Institute

ILSE AT NOW AT ERINVALE: Erinvale Estate Hotel and Spa, has been in operation since 2001 and owner Yvonne Ritter boasts a huge amount of hair technology with the latest trends in the industry. Her staff Fernanda Fischer and Delmaine Boer have been well trained and are a huge part of the success of Hair Boutique. Ilse Sayman (pictured) has chosen to join Yvonne and empower herself and her clients with much professionalism. Ilse invites all her past and present clients for a visit to experience the beautiful ambiance at her new salon. PHOTO: SUPPLIED




Sosiaal Social

28 Februarie, 2013

District Socials

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Local business owners connect BIRTHDAY: Herbert Davids (left) from Macassar celebrated his 60th birthday on 6 February.

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a networking breakfast at Erinvale in Somerset West on 13 February. In attendance were several local business people, as well as business owners from the Stellenbosch and Drakenstein areas.

Heartland Properties’ Leanne Forbes (left) was seated next to Janine and Barry Erasmus of Barry Co.

Shiraaj Adams, Tracey Thomas en Adriaan Carelse, van Sir Lowry’s Pass, is almal 18 jaar gelede op 28 Februarie gebore. Al drie is tans matrikulante aan Hoërskool Hottentots-Holland.


Manuela Glasbrenner of Cielarko International Management Consultants (left) and Chantel Viljoen of the Lord Charles Hotel.

Heldeberg personnel’s (from left) Marie Lousie Harrison and Candice Kriel.


Arthur and Clarice Gordon celebrated their 50th golden wedding anniversary on 22 December with family and friends.

WEDDINGS Left: Stephen and Jeanine Hawkridge thank their friends and family who shared “the best day of our lives” on 15 December 2012. Regs: Christelle Zimri en Shaun Visser, albei van die Strand, het op 1 Desember 2012 in die St. John’s Anglikaanse Kerk, Strand, in die huwelik getree.

Churches / Kerke

Natalie Samson obtained her B.A degree in Human Resource Management and B.Com honours in Public and Development Management from Stellenbosch University.


Leefstyl Lifestyle

28 Februarie, 2013


The right to choose euthanasia Most people will recognise the name Sean this he was arrested and went on trial for Davison, the New Zealand born South Afri- the attempted murder of his mother. Durcan citizen who served a five-month house ing his high court trial he was offered the lesser charge of assisted suiarrest sentence in New Zeacide to which he pleaded guilty land last year for the assisted and was ordered to serve a suicide of his dying mother. five-month house arrest senSean is the guest speaker at tence in Dunedin, New Zeathe next Helderberg U3A land. In May 2012 Sean remeeting which takes place on turned home to South Africa Wednesday 6 March at the and his wife, Raine, and their Strand Town Hall at 10:00 two young children. In 2009 Sean published the Sean’s trial ignited debate book Before We Say Goodbye on voluntary euthanasia both which described the three in South Africa and New Zeamonths he spent with his land. In 2010, while awaiting mother before she died. his trial, he founded the organSean’s mother was a highly isation DignitySA which respected and popular mediseeks to change the law in cal doctor. Following a long Sean Davison South Africa to allow for asbattle with terminal cancer she chose to end her life by going on a hun- sisted dying for terminally ill people. His ger strike, but though she got weaker and talk is titled Euthanasia and the right to weaker death eluded her. She then sought die: defining our humanity. Tea and coffee will be on sale from 09:30. and got the assistance she needed to pass Guests are welcome to attend at R20 and into the next life from her son. A copy of an early manuscript of the book members are reminded to wear their badgleaked to the police. It revealed that he gave es. For further information, phone Brodhis mother crushed morphine tablets in a glass of water to help end her life, following wyn Wilson on 083 6040 784 or e-mail brodher desperate pleas. As a consequence of

Seëls vir blommeskou vorder fluks Die Helderberg-blommeklub is fluks besig met verskeie fondsinsamelingsprojekte om fondse vir vanjaar se blommeskou in te samel. Die skou is ’n jaarlikse hoogtepunt op die blommeklub se kalender en dit vind van 23 – 27 Julie plaas. Een van hul projekte is die versameling van die seëls wat om broodsakkies kom. Die seëls sal dan gebruik word om ’n ander projek te ondersteun, waar seëls in ruil vir ’n rolstoel gekry kan word. Jannie du Toit, voorsitter van die Helderberg-blommeklub, verduidelik die projek word deur al die blommeklubs in die WesKaap ondersteun. “Ons het reeds die projek op ons Facebookblad adverteer en een van die blad se lede het moeite gedoen om ’n klomp van die seëls by my te kry. Magaret Salmon (foto) het vanaf Melton Rose per trein gery om die seëls vir die goeie doel te bring,” het Du Toit gesê.

Jannie du Toit, voorsitter van die Helderberg Blommeklub, met blommeklub-lid Magaret Salmon. Vir meer inligting bel Du Toit by 072 473 2420 of e-pos

Race night in aid of animal charities The Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club is holding a race night in aid of local animal welfare charities. Nine horse races will be shown with the opportunity to win great prizes for winning horses, jockeys and trainers. The theme is “black and bling” and there will be prizes for the best dressed lady, gentleman and couple.

Basaar met kerrie en koekies by Soeterus Huis Soeterus hou ’n basaar op 2 Maart. Kom koop en geniet al die gunstelinge, soos hoenderpasteie, kerrie-vetkoeke, frikkadelbroodjies, pannekoek, tuisgebak en basaarpoeding. Daar sal ook handwerk en allerlei winskope verkoop word. Die basaar begin om 08:30 by die tehuis te 8 Olivierstraat, Strand. Bel 021 853 7423/52 vir nadere besonderhede.

It takes place at the Lord Charles Hotel on Friday 8 March at 18:30. Tickets are R120 and include a welcome drink and supper. Come along for a fun evening and support your local animal charities. Phone Ann on 076 885 1821 or visit to book or for further information.

In the back row, from left, are Kevin Sterling, Andre Nel and Neil du Toit. In the front are Kieno Kammies, Lisa Calitz, Josh Goada (winner) with his son, Morné, Sharlene Anderson, Kgomotso Matsunyane, Candice Meyer, Africa Milane and Henkel Smith.

Who is CapeTalk’s Brain? Bright sparks emptied out their banks of general knowledge during the third round of the quiz show, the Brain of CapeTalk, which was held in Somerset Mall on Saturday 23 February. The Brain of CapeTalk is one of the longest running quiz shows in the country and allows trivia buffs to shine on air and among their peers at weekly activations. Launched on air on Monday 4 February, the Brain of CapeTalk with Dis-Chem demands Seen here is Adam Fir Fiery being quizzed by Cape Talk split-second decisions, a mind presenter Africa Milane. that is brimming with facts and figures and the confidence to respond to testant, chosen at the centre in a final round rapid-fire questions leveled by CapeTalk’s of quizzing that is open to anyone who comes presenters, live on air and in front of an audi- to the activation. From these six finalists, a Brain is chosen each week for three weeks, ence. The mechanics of the competition are sim- and these Brain finalists go forward into the ple – the first two contenders are pitted grand finale which will be held in March. The grand finale will determine the Brain against each other on the breakfast show to answer the most general knowledge questions of CapeTalk, who will then go head to head in 30 seconds. The winner goes through to the against each other on the stations’ breakfast next round and by the end of the day, the last show. The winner of this on air battle will be contender standing is named the Brain of the named The Brain of Brains and honour will be piled on them and the station they repreDay. All the Brains of the Day from Monday to sent. The fourth and final round will comFriday gather at a shopping centre on Satur- mence Saturday at the Tyger Valley Shopping days, where they are joined by a wildcard con- Centre at 10:00.



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PRIMO: John 29.06.1938 - 21.02.2013 Sal met liefde onthou word deur sy kinders, kleinkinders, familie en vriende. Gedenkdiens vind plaas op Saterdag 02 Maart 2013 om 10h00 vanuit die Nuwe Apostoliese Kerk, Musicalaan, Macassar. Privaat verassing. AVENANT: John Malcolm "Mellie" 19.04.1973 - 16.02.2013 So skielik van ons weggeneem. Sal met liefde onthou word deur Lynette, kinders, familie en vriende. Begrafnisdiens vind plaas op Saterdag 02 Maart 2013 om 10h00 vanuit The Bay Christian Church. Besigtiging om 09h00 te Martin's Funerals Chapel, Somerset-Wes. Die teraardebestelling volg te Somerset-Wes begrafplaas.

Clint Atson 326 Main Road Somerset West Tel. 087 940 0399 084 416 0045 (24 Hours)

In Memoriam

GORDON CHRISTINE Our very special loving Christine, wife, mother & mother-in-law, we miss you so so much. We know that you are at home in the arms of the Lord. "Love you lots" Peter, Bronwyn, Aaron, Sheldon & Andre'.

ANNIE MENTOOR 10.7.1939 - 25.2.2012 Sadly missed, lovingly remembered. We treasure your wonderful memories in our hearts. Husband, children and families.

MAUREEN FLANDORP You shinerise on the 28/02/1948 and sundown on the 11/02/2013. It's your 65th birthday today. My heart is broken, I'm not hearing your voice. God knew what what's best for you. Will always miss you. Samantha.

William (Billy) & Veronica Hindley Happy 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary Ouma and Pa thank you for being an example for you r c h i l d re n , grandchildren and loved ones. Truly a blessing to us all may you celebrate many more happy years together. Love your children and grandchildren


ACCESS AUCTIONS Nou op Donderdae!!! 21 Feb 2013 ( 082 407 8075 LOST CAT - on 20 Feb. Abbey road, Bizweni. Shy female tabby cat. Light blue collar with bell around neck. Call Township Animal Rescue at 021-855 1824 or 084 423 5991

MISSING CAT Black Female Cat missing from Pienaar street, SW. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Wearing Gold collar: Nanu Your loving Mum, Dad, Please please phone Tryone, Daniel and Sam 082 923 4154


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LOW RATES!!!! The most accessible vehicle storage facility in the Cape Off Main Rd, Somerset West

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ROSS ASHWORTH CLARK 18 July 1981 - 03 March 2007 You area always in our hearts, our thoughts and our conversations, you will never be forgotten. We love and miss you so much.




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

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CURTAINS, duvet covers and cushions etc. expertly made. ( Jean (021) 8500767 or 083-233-6139.


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09 Verlore/Vermis Lost/Missing


ST JUDE'S NOVENA May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St Jude patron of hopeless cases pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. Say it for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St Jude. Granny V.M

Troudagvierings Wedding Anniversary

Gelukwensing Congratulations

To a ve r y s p e c i a l person... Gods Richest Blessings on your 50th Birthday. Thank you for all you do and for always being here for us. Lotsa love from Randall, Bianca, Carl, Jason, Pasha and Adam.

MOTORGARAGE te huur vir R600.00 per maand te De Beersweg 44, Strand. Tel. 082 656 0660



Clint Atson 326 Main Road Somerset West Tel. 087 940 0399 084 416 0045 (24 Hours)

GORDON CHRISTINE 02/06/1963 21/02/2013 Dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt passed away peacefully on the 21st of February 2013 after a long struggle with cancer. Your sparkling eyes will always re m i n d u s o f y o u r faithfulness, strength and great love. Christine, you have reached your goal/at peace with our God in Heaven! "Love you lots" Angie, Anthony, Rose and A n n e - m a r i e , P e t e r, Jeremy, Nicholas & Ali.

ADRIE STEENKAMP 2 Maart, 10 jr van ons geskei. Sal jou altyd in ons harte koester. Mammie, broers, suster, Cheslin, Ilse

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SEWING CLASSES ALLROUND Enjoy personal hands on attention flexible schedule on my equipment. AS MANY OR FEW SESSIONS Karen 074 457 6223 021 827 1967 Dressmaking available STORAGE: 88 ON MAIN STRAND 24 Hours security Armed Response 34 Secure Units from R300 per month plus Vat Contact: Gerhard 021 8418556 TOURAWAY AIRPORT SHUTTLE Toere & Funksies IAN DESSINGTON Tel: 083 260 4728 iandessington@yahoo.c om

23 Dagsorg (kinders) Day Care (children)

DAYMOTHER Providing qualified care & education in a loving home for children 0-3 years. Strand / nearby SW. Odette 084 928 4756.

2 Phase kiln for sale Inside 65x55x48. In working order. R2500. Phone 021 8581485 or 0836011225.



CASH PAID FOR YOUR JEWELLERY Broken or unused Best prices offered STRAND GOLD EXCHANGE 88 MAIN RD, STRAND (Opposite Strand Station) 076 517 9891

Tel: 021 851 3516 5011 L 373E4

DIRTY DANCING CLASSES! & all the latest Latin & Ballroom Dances Learn quickly & easily! R50pp Murray 0844345490

Is your high school child under performing, unhappy? Individualised, creative solution at NLA. Contact 021 8545905 or 0847958193.

Kamer te huur vir middeljarige dame. R1800 met 1 maaltyd. Onmiddellik beskikbaar. Tel: 0728768239.


Skoonheid en Gesondheid Beauty and Health

A S C O T M AT T R E S S Queen R1 000. DSTV Decoder R350. TV 54cm R500. Single bed with bedside cupboard R1 000. Framed tapestry's R750. Pls call 083 384 0832.


FIREWOOD KAGGEL / BRAAI HOUT BLue Gum ­ R700 Black Wattle ­ R750 delivered & stacked Tel 083 450 7534 / 021­852 1029.

Baba/Kinderware Baby/Child Goods

FOR SALE 50 litre 1kW Kwikot copper geyser plus pipework. 2 Years running time. R1 100. Phone 021-853 2001



House hold goods for sale. Metal and glass table with 8 chairs R1800. Metal mirror R250, matching side server in metal and glass R250. 2 x corner metal display units R300 each. 32 cm TV R350 Oak display unit, side unit & wall unit R1500. Wooden lathe with selection of wood chisels R1200. Wooden dressing table R500. Miscellaneous house hold goods. Various pot plants including cymbidium orchards and large bird cages, 6 large Koi fish. Tel 021 845 4257 or 083 651 9516.

HERBALIFE INDEPENDANT DISTRIBUTOR Nutritional products for health, weightloss and sports. Call 082 720 4131.

Funksies/Konferensies Functions/Conferences

TE KOOP: 2 x Enkelbeddens met kopstukke (basis met matrasse). Baie goeie toestand. R1 800. Skakel 082 874 2028.


Gordyne/Matte Curtains/Carpets

Motorhuisverkope Garage Sale

WE BUY BEDDING, LINEN, Curtains, baby/children clothing, Tv's, fridges & any household items. Ph. 084 989 6712 ACCESS AUCTIONS Nou op Donderdae!!! 21 Feb 2013 ( 082 407 8075 Garage sale 2 March 42 Ocean View Drive. Owner downsizing. Various house hold goods as well as furniture and pot plants including cymbidium orchards and large bird cages. Tel 021 852 4257 or 083 651 9516

Scavenger of 2nd hand goods, be it building materials/ furniture/what have you. We don’t select, we give you one price for job lots and take it all. Hassle-free 4 U Pls contact 021 850 0884


Diere en Voëls Pets and Livestock

JUMPING CASTLES en waterglybaan te huur. Tel: Charmaine by 8533999 of 083-513-9493.

2911 34765


Algemeen Miscellaneous

TOWNSHIP ANIMAL RESCUE will be at The Big Day Out, Southeys Vines on Sat. March 2nd from 11-2pm and on Sun. March 3rd at Audacia Root 44 Market (opposite Mooiberge Farm Stall on the R44) from 11-2pm. Come and see our adorable pups and kittens and older dogs desperate for good homes. Our shelter has been closed down, our dogs are in kennels until end of Feb and after that they have nowhere to go. Please help! Tel. 021 855 1824 or 084 423 5991 for more info. www.townshipanimalrescu

Saamrygeleenthede Lift Clubs

Bouwerk Building Construction


JUMP 4 JOY! Jumping castles, shark slide, funhouse, Gladiator boat, Tro-pical Island, Ball ponds, Wa-ter slides, ( Helene Cloete 8531187 or 082-222-0859.



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JUMP 4 HIRE Jumping Castles and slides for hire. We deliver, erect and collect. Ph. Christo 083 566 3061.


2 Liftclub members required to share driving between Strand & Bellville. Working hours 8-4:30. Gill 0766428332

Bote en Toerusting Boats & Equipment

Kindervermaak Children’s Entertainment

KUNS KLASSE / ART CLASSES Contact: Jeannine Lategan Cell 079 878 2409 jeanninelategan@gmail. com




SARENE'S DANCE STUDIO 185 Main Rd. Strand . Social . Wedding dances . Ballroom & Latin . Karate Sarene 082 453 6421

FURNITURE, FRIDGES, ANTIQUES. Thinking of selling any item? I will be keen to make you a cash offer. Kindly phone Ronnie 082-8239944.

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ABANDONED SCOOTER: Reg: CA432736. PG0110 Silver. Contact J. Pyper 0844214503.


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

KINDY KLEUTERSKOOL PRESCHOOL Main Road, Strand ( 072 272 2548

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

Private or class lessons

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Beginners welcome:

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Business Registration Office Caledon Street, S/W 8am-4pm Mon-Fri 021 852 4444 Come to us for: Pty Ltd Companies Non Profit Co's Co-operatives Trusts, CK1, CK2 CC Changes Sole Proprietor Trading name Annual Returns Restoration Business Plans Deregistration Trademarks BEE, PAYE, Tax UIF, VAT, WCA Financial Statements Tax Returns

28 Februarie, 2013

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



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Vervoer en Berging Moving & Storage

Elektriese Herstelwerk Electrical Repairs


Gordyne/Matte/ Stoffering Curtains/Carpets Upholstery

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Top TV, HD, Extra View Tune-ins Installations & repairs 24 hrs/7 days Problem solving

0812 L 386C1

ANGELS BUILDING Building Extensions Roof Cleaning and Painting Electrical - Tiling Plumbing - Best Prices Quality work guaranteed 0795645648 Theuns

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Stellenbosch (021) 883 2226 0612 38259


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~ Building Alterations ~ Renovations ~ Commercial & Residential ~ Project Management 082 550 6155 021-858 1015 119

BUILDING PLANS For all new building plans, alterations, additions. Contact: Jeannine Lategan Cell 079 878 2409


ELECTRICAL appliances, repairs to fridges, stoves, washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, etc. Established 30 years in the Helderberg. Qualified trade diploma. Paul Clark (021) 8565132. FRIDGE / FREEZER/AIRCON We buy & repair fridges No call out fee/Promt service 076 552 0272 www.fridgefreezermobile.


Buitenshuisdienste Home Services Exterior


Algemene Dienste General Services


Geld/lenings Money/Loans


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

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0 ATTENTION 0 Removal of garden refuse, building rubble, household refuse. Treefelling and any small loads. Handyman services ( Danie 082-337-9532 / 021-852 6122


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CARPORT KINGS Carports/Patio Covers Pergola's and Decking Good affordable prizes. 15 Years experience. S.A.B.S. APPROVED ( 073 583 5068 / 084 421 4076.


Loodgieters Plumbers


CARPORTS/AFDAKKE Patios/pergolas. Decks. Treated & SABS timber. Smart finish using 22 years exp. Great product @ great price! Tel: 083414-8103/021-8581873 APPLIANCE AT ALL Repairs at your home Fridges & Freezers, Stoves, Washing machines & Microwaves. Call 071-755-3390


Swembaddienste Swimming Pool Services

1154 1147



Mure/Heinings Walls/Fencing

JHS HANDYMAN: Repairs, plumbing, electrics, painting, etc. No job too big. Open during festive season. Tel. Jan 0825588990/021-8532434.

Skakel Jaco by 071 685 0887 Persoonlike Selfdedag Diens

Experienced HANDYMAN for all types of repairs. No job too big or small. General painting, electrical, etc. Sms or call 082 442 8044.

Garden Refuse Removal and Builders Rubble Large & small loads 1 Ton bakkie or 3 ton lorry. Tel. 082 7392 895 or 072 770 6873 0 Al l e O P RU I M & VERWYDER van tuin- & bouafval Saag van bome & tuinwerk Vervoerwerk Braaihout te koop!DIRK 082 8484 213

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


Let us worry about your moles!!!! Ph: 021-8532180 (w) or 083 769 2428 VERWYDERING VAN TUINVULLIS EN HUISROMMEL, SKOONMAAK VAN GARAGE PLASE Marius 072 367 9992


TeĂŤlwerk/Vloere Tiling/Flooring

4811 37016


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


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

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Vakansie Akkommodasie Holiday Accomodation SOMERSET WEST lovely apartment still open for Easter. R650 for 2, R800 for 3 people. Tel 021 8511475 / 083 754 2493.



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LOCAL PUB / RESTAURANT - The Old Bridge Tavern - Looking for reliable Bartenders, Waiters, Wairesses and Kitchen Staff. Email CV to oldbridgetavern@yahoo. com or drop CV off with the manager.


Motoronderdele Parts & Accessories Opsoek na 'n Afrikaans sprekende persoon met p r i m e r e s k o o l onderwyservaring en 'n liefde vir kinders om 'n Graad 3 leerling tuisonderrig aan te bied. Kontakbare referente word benodig. Stuur CV aan of skakel 078 606 9119.


Motors te Koop Vehicles for Sale CAR / BAKKIE Wanted for student ( 072-453-6970 Ford Escort Estate R36 500 , Mercedes 250D '98 R39 000, City Golf R49 000 , Camry R43 000 for sale. CARAVAN CARAVETTE 4 bed Gypsy Ci, in fine working condition Licensed. Well kept. R25 000. Phone 072 293 2565.

Drywer/Toesighouer 'n Sober, betroubare en netjiese persoon word gesoek. Kennis van boubedryf 'n sterk aanbeveling. Verantwoordelike persone, p e n s i o n a r i ss e , a s o o k bekwame dames is welkom om aansoek te doen. Skakel 021 8547888 (08:00 - 12:00) of 082 550 2126. CALL CENTRE STAFF Telemarketer position ava i l a b l e . P re f e ra b l y residing in Helderberg area. Experience required English and Afrikaans a must. Basic R4000.00 + commission + bonus. Please call (021) 853 4721

MOTORS EN BAKKIES GESOEK Skakel 079 777 1729 POLO VIVO 2011 Base Line, 30 000 km, ABS, MP3, Bluetooth radio. R105 000 ona. Tel. 071 609 1111

Pick 'n Pay Gordons Bay We are seeking experienced: - Cashiers - Till Packers - Deli Assistants with Excellent Customer Service - Halaal Butchery Assistant - Bakers required for weekends. Experience not compulsory, instore training provided. - Blockman - Confectioner Fax CV+ ID to: 086-5649167 SALES CONSULTANT with Sales experience in building materials. Only persons fitting these requirements need apply. Send one page CV to fax 021 8500439. ACVV STRAND Benodig die dienste van 'n: MAATSKAPLIKE WERKER (Voltyds) Vereistes: Engels en Afrikaans Registrasie by die SA Raad vir Maatskaplike Diensberoepe (SACSSP); Kennis van geïntegreerde en ontwikkelingsgerigte kinder- en gesinsorg insluitende statutêre dienste; Geldige rybewys. Gewaarmerkte afskrif van identiteitsdokument Polisieklarings Sertifikaat Werksgebied: Strand Vergoedingspakket: Salaris binne ACVV-skale, pensioen- en mediese fonds Rig aansoek en 'n volledige CV aan (CV + 3 resente referente): Die Voorsitter ACVV Strand Posbus 244, Strand, 7139 Navrae: Voorsitter Telefoon gedurende k.u. (021) 854-4748 Datum van diensaanvaarding: So gou as moontlik


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Algemeen General Vacancies FREELANCE MARKETERS needed. Good commission paid, no basic. Should speak English & Afrikaans. Call 073 690 6065. HAIR STYLIST: Rent-AChair- Somerset West. All rounder qualified stylist with clientele. Fax CV in confidence to 086 556 0498

Sluitingsdatum: 05 Maart 2013 Business Consultant assistant required in Somerset West. Email CV to FAST GROWING MARKETING COMPANY LOOKING FOR YOUNG ENERGETIC INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN ANSWER YES TO THE FOLLOWING: . Speak English & Afrikaans . Outspoken personality . Ability to perform well under pressure . Target driven . Call centre knowledge . Available to start immediately We offer: . Basic + UP to R10 000.00 in commission to successful candidates . Call centre training . Cash money in your pocket if you reach expected targets Call us now for a GOOD AND FAST growing career in the call centre industry. FOR INTERVIEW CALL 021-838 2056 OR 071 255 9348.

Indien u teen 12 Maart 2013 geen terugvoer ontvang het nie, beskou die aansoek as onsuksesvol.

SHOE REPAIRER needed in Somerset West. Must have experience in shoe & bag repairs. No chancers. Phone 082-920-2857 . Times are very difficult but we are growing and expanding So... Do you have a bubbly personality? Are you the fun at the party? Are you outgoing and vivacious? If the answer to these three questions is yes then you are the type of person we are looking for. We have only 15 positions available in our telemarketing division and the successful candidates must have te following: . Must be bilingual . Excellent command of the English and Afrikaans language . Career minded . Extremely outgoing personality . Enthusiastic and energetic . Self motivator and dedicated . Experience in sales or telemarketing an advantage . All ages very welcome . Can start immediately In return we offer the following: . Excellent remuneration package . Achievable Commission Structures . Fantastic incentives . Long term career opportunities . Renown, continuous inhouse training . Fun, enjoyable working environment

2 ZIM LADIES looking for char job. Viola 40 part or fulltime. Dudu 36 trained for nanny. Good with children/Au pair. Ref Anneke Geldenhuys 0734086187 or call 0734609846/0739484357

I AM LOOKING for char work for Mon, Tues, & Wednesdays. Exp with traceable refs. Call Vivian on 079 385 5676.

I am looking for drivers work. I have code 10 with Pdp licence. Exp with car 28 YRS OLD Zim lady audio, aircond & auto elect looking for work or chars Call Roy on 0833360495. as a house cleaner. Ref number Debbie 079 695 I'M 35 YRS old looking 6064. Call me on 073 494 for a nanny job or chars. 6 Yrs experience and trace0694. able reference. Even stay A CHRISTIAN looking for out. Ready to start soon. any domestic work, stay in Call Susan 071 737 2606. or chars. Call Rose on 074 I'M LOOKING for a job as 700 2764. a domestic worker. Cell A ZIM LADY looking for a 073 000 3447 / 073 395 4781. job as a housekeeper. Contact Julieth 078 284 I'M MALAWIAN looking 7338. Ref available. for a job as a gardener, housekeeper, cleaner, A ZIM LADY looking for painter and general work. chars or everyday work. Reference is available. Reliable & hardworking Contact Alfred 060 372 Good for ironing & 8382. cleaning. Ref available. Co n t a c t Ta te n d a o n JANE A MALAWIAN is 0604205478. looking for full time or part time job as a h/keeper ANTON Malawian looking / Nanny. Ref & experience for a job as a gardener, available. Call 073 569 housekeeper. Ref Mrs. 7401 / 073 639 5342. Bettac 021-855 0769. Contact 078 987 1074. MALAWIAN Justin is looking for work as gardeCOSMOS Malawian aged ner for 2 days. For ref. 29 is looking for work on contact 0836290734 or Saturdays as a driver, gar- 0739756055. dener, housekeeper or any work. Call him on 076 993 MALAWIANS Lucy & Patrick looking for jobs as 5854. housekeeper & gardener. Hardworking & reliable. 3 DOMESTIC WORK. 30 Years experience. Only Yrs exp with refs. Please Saturdays available. Call c a l l 0 7 8 4 7 1 8 9 1 2 / Cynthia on 073 475 5374. 0786391471. Traceable refs avail. MILDRED is looking for EVA SOEK char werk of domestic work. Full time. Maandag tot Vrydag. Bel With ref available. my asseblief op 078 589 Contact me on 073 159 2145. 3943. GARDENER Seeking gardening job(s) for reliable and hardworking Ernest. Excellent references. Call Cobie at 082 869 8590.

My bediende van Zim is opsoek na werk vir 5dae Betroubaar en hardwerkend. 0824675740 of skakel Princess op 0787815173.

HARDWORKING a n d reliable Liesbet is looking for a 3day job as char. Tel. 0728746603. Good reference

M y d o m e s t i c childminder, cashier Mavis is looking for everyday work. She is a hardworker with 8yrs exp. Call 0828726498 Gwyn or 0795800146 Mavis.

HONEST and Reliable Patricia is looking for a 3 My maid from Zim is day job as char. Tel. looking for char work for 0849582002. 4days. Hardworking & reliable. Contact Patricia Honest and reliable Zim on 0604929304 or for ref lady aged 40 looking for c o n t a c t C a t h y o n chars, Tuesday & Thursday 0724414141. Call Juliet 0733088411 or ref Hearne 0743837026. PHILMON MALAWIAN looking for a job as a garI am a lady from Zim dener or housekeeper. looking for domestic work With 2 yrs experience. Mon-Fri, I am 21 yrs old Call 078 146 1532. For ref call 0787355977 or Reference 082 809 9995. call Mildred at RELIABLE CHAR: My 0737206991. reliable char is looking for char work on a Saturday. I am a lady from Zim Please contact Annie on looking for domestic work 073 115 2898. Phone Mon to Fri, I am 29yrs old F o r r e f c a l l Z e a h Jenny on 082 901 2636 for 0828974542 or call Faith a reference. at 0717050713. RUTH IS looking for I am a Malawian looking domestic work, sleep in or for work as a general out or chars. Contact 078 worker or gardener. Exp 792 1973. Work permit with refs. Knows painting, available. AGNES, chars plumbing etc. Please call Tuesday and Thursday. Call 078 460 4968. Given on 0844105123.

If you have the above mentioned qualities then please call for an interview M a l e / Fe m a l e d a n c e on 021-853 6417. I am a Zim lady age 35 instructors needed, free looking for domestic work training. Full/part time. everyday or chars or any Sal neg. Live in Helder- WELDER/DRIVER req restaurant work. 2 Yrs exp berg/Gbay. Own trans. Cv with valid drivers license Call 0780803872. to to install gates and railings and accessories / with previous employment I am a Zimbabwean lady 0844345490 record. Call o/h 021-851 aged 23years looking for a job as house keeper. Well 6915 & o/h 082 457 5726. Checkers / Forklift trained chars. For more Drivers info contact me on Available Immediately 0710948311. 400 Stellenbosch . Checkers with 2-3 yrs Betrekkings Gevra I AM looking for char or exp sleep in work. With Jobs Wanted . Forklift drivers with contactable references. 1-2 exp + counter Looking for work from balance PRIMROSE is looking for Mon-Fri. Call Dina 076Please fax cv to chars for Wednesday, 623-7539. 0865183830 Friday and Saturday. I have two years working I am looking for job as a exp. For ref contact Annie gardener, Tues - Friday. I EARN EXTRA 072 386 8871. Call 073 am a Malawian. For ref Sell Justine 375 6209. Sms name and area to call 0844497411 or call 072 607 4157 0731353925 / 0833520877 I AM LOOKING for E s t a b l i s h e d t o u r domestic work for 2 days, I AM LOOKING for a job operator specializing in Tuesday & Thursday or for Mon, Tues & Thurs. S o u t h e r n - A f r i c a , chars. I am exp with Honest & hardworking. looking for a tours contactable refs. Good in Refs avail, Philip du Toit consultant. Please fax taking care of the sick & 084 209 4243. Contact CV to 021 852 7406. aged. Call 071 096 4726. Elsie on 073 079 7208.

ZIM lady looking for a job fulltime or chars. Refs available. I'm a Christian age 29. Hardworker with 3yrs ep. Contact 0743507458


Algemene Kennisgewings General Notices NOTICE Estate Late PATRICIA HEATHER SIMMONDS, Identity Number 240306 0070 087, Retired of Robari Lodge, New Street, Somerset West, and who at her death on 20 November 2012 was a Spinster. Estate Number: 1189/2013 Creditors and Debtors are required to file their claims with and pay their debts to the undersigned within 30 days of publication of this notice. (01 MARCH 2013.)


Bestorwe Boedels Lik en Dis Estates Liq+Dis NOTICE FIRST AND FINAL L I Q U I D AT I O N A N D D I S T R I B U T I O N ACCOUNT IN THE ESTATE LATE MAUREEN JEANNETTE LUTTIG, Identity Number 310521 0061 085, Housewife of 170 Heritage Manor, Heritage Park, Somerset West who at her death on 30 September 2011 was married out of community of property to DANIEL LUSCOMBE LUTTIG, Identity Number 320422 5040 083 and 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: 14708/2011

NOTICE is hereby given that the First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the above Estate will lie for inspection at the Office of the Master of the High Court, Cape Town & of the Magistrate, SOMERSET WEST for a period of 21 days as from 1st e f f i c i e n t , MARCH 2013.

VIVIEN looking for a char job or everyday domestic worker. Very reliable and honest. 10 Yrs experience. Afrikaans & English. Ref Nicky 082 967 3677. Call 073 383 1608. We are Zim ladies looking for house cleaning j o b s . We a re b o t h generous and hardworking Mon to Fri or sleep in. Ref available. 0837252480 / 0780416030.

Estate Number: 17396/2012 NOTICE is hereby given that the First and Final Liquidation and Distribution Account in the above Estate will lie for inspection at the Office of the Master of the High Court, Cape Town & of the Magistrate, SOMERSET WEST for a period of 21 days as from 1st MARCH 2013. MORKEL & DE VILLIERS INC. Executors The Forum 13 Drama Street P O Box 43 SOMERSET WEST 7130 JCK/mm (KOV002)

MORKEL & DE VILLIERS INC Executor NOTICE The Forum LIQUIDATION AND 13 Drama Street DISTRIBUTION P.O. Box 43 ACCOUNT SOMERSET WEST 7129 Tel: 021-850 9706 In the Estate of the late JCK/hjvr (KS000020) B E L I N D A V E R O N I C A ERASMUS, IDENTITY NUMBER 650516 0207 080, married in community of p r o p e r t y t o P AT R I C K JAMES ERASMUS, IDENTITY NUMBER 590410 5146 086 of Rusthof, Strand, who died on 30 August 2011. Estate No: 13143/2012 Take notice that the First and Final Liquidation and Distribution account will lie for inspection at the offices of the Master of the High Court, Cape Town and the Magistrate, Strand for a period of 21 (Twenty one) days from date of publication hereof.

STUART is a honest, intelligent, hardworking gardener looking for work. Contact him on 0785833575 or ref. Mrs Hamman 0827858679 or sms and I will get back to you. THIS experienced, reliable, capable and very loving nurse, Sarah Liebenberg, is available for private nursing. Contact me on 021 8573714 or 0762069955.

NOTICE FIRST AND FINAL L I Q U I D AT I O N A N D D I S T R I B U T I O N ACCOUNT IN THE ESTATE LATE BEVELEY ROSE ONYETT, Identity Number 470303 0167 188, Unmarried Pensioner of Bridgewater Manor Frail Care, Somerset West and who died at Somerset West on 21st November 2012.

MORKEL & DE VILLIERS INC. Co-Executors The Forum 13 Drama Street P O Box 43 SOMERSET WEST 7130 JCK/mm (KL 002)



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Kamers te Huur Rooms to Let

Kommersieel en industriele Eiendom Commercial and Industrial Property HOLIDAY APARTMENTS, MOORINGS & OFFICES TO RENT IN HARBOUR ISLAND. Please contact Paula on 082 555 9318.

FABRIEKE TE HUUR in Gordonsbaai TE HUUR Gordonsbaai. 160m² & 70m². Ten volle toegeruste buitekamer met privaat ingang. R4 000 & R2 000 pm (geen Toilet, stort, yskas, mikro BTW) Beskikbaar 1 Maart. Skakel E Vermeulen oond, ens. Net vir een per082 491 0877. soon. Tel 021-8561787.


Besighede te Koop Businesses for Sale

Mature German couple with a well-behaved and quiet dog (10 years) is looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom, unfurnished, cottage with a fenced yard. No complex. GB, Strand, SSW. Long term. Rent R3500 - R4500. 071 303 8693.


Erwe te Koop Plots for Sale PLOT 121m² Verbina Str., Garden Village, Somerset West. Contact Mario 071 051 2102.


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

Woonstelle te Huur Flats to Let 1 GEMEUBILEERDE bachelor woonstel vir jongmens. Loop afstand van Waterstone Mall. R2 750 pm. Skakel Jan 084 4005 137.

DEKRYN BUSINESS BROKERS Want to buy/sell a business. Contact us 021-852 4632

FACTORY TO LET 481m² Factory unit in complex. 2 Offices, Eskom 3 phase, easy access N2 and R44. 083 383 0174

G O R D O N ' S B AY Bachelor flat on private property. R1 800 pm incl. elec. Suit single, quiet living male. Tel 083 285 9874 only evenings after 6. STRAND R 9000.00 - 3 Slaapkamer woonstel in populêre blok in Kusweg met 1.5 badkamer. Kelder parkering. Geen diere. Kontak: 021-853 6527 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692.

STRAND R 4200.00 Welgelegen ruim 2 slp, 1 badk (stort), kombuis, sitkamer + onderdak parkering. Skakel Andries Basson Eiendomme 0214600422.

STRAND R 4200.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1.5 badkamer in sekuriteits kompleks. Oopplan kombuis en leefarea. Geen diere. Kontak: 021853 6527 of 079 136 9272 STRAND R 7800.00 - 3 of 079 521 6692. Slaapkamer woonstel in Kusweg. 1.5 Badkamer. Geen diere. Kontak 021853 6527 of 079 136 9272 167 of 079 521 6692. Huise te Koop STRAND woonstel te huur. 3 Slpk, 1 badk, sit/eetk, kombuis, 1 onderdak parkering, see uitsig Kusweg. Corrie 084 351 1821.

Houses for Sale

STRAND R 4158.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1.5 badkamer. Oop-plan kombuis en leefarea. Geen diere. Swembad in die kompleks. Kontak: 079 136 9272 of 021-853 6527 of 079 521 6692.


Edna Brink 083 629 7879 R12 000: 4 Slp, 3 badk, dubbel motorhuis, uitsigte, G/B, 1 MAART R8 000: 4 Slp, 3 badk, swembad, ou village, uitsig, G/B, 1 APRIL

GORDONSBAAI 2 Slpk woonstel. Ingeboude kaste, stoof, oond. Satelliet skottel, sekuriteit. Beskikbaar 1 Maart. R3 150 pm. Skakel Werner 079 444 8055.

BACHELOR FLAT in Strand, loop afstand van die see en redelik sentraal geleë. R3 000 per maand, W&E ingesluit. Dadelik beskikbaar. Skakel Anandie by 082 778 7870 of 021854 8282.

SOMERSET WEST: 3 Bedr, 2 bathr, single garage. Available 1 April. No pets. Rent: R6 700 pm. Call 083 297 8722 or 082 652 2729.

Huise te Huur Houses to Let

FABULOUS APARTMENT AVAILABLE TO RENT ON STRAND BEACH COMPLEX This apartment offers some stunning sea views. Spacious interior. Offers 2 bedrooms, Kitchen, separate bath room and toilet. Balcony leading from spacious living and dining room overlooking the swimmingpool. Pool a n d o u t d o o r entertainment area with braai facilities. Secure underground parking (1). Rental - R 4,900.00 p.m. Contact Marguerite (021) 854 6819 / 071 243 2070 Email:

Spacious/Sunny 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom first floor apartment to rent in Schonenberg Retirement Village, Somerset West. Includes 15 meals per month at the clubhouse R6500 per month. 2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom Available immediately. unique view. Pool, gym + Pet friendly. Contact garage, laundry. The Marika on 021 850 0425 Palms Strand @ R4800. Avail from mid March. STRAND: 1 bedroom flat Tel. 021 8513929 or with basement parking. 0832297252. Close to beach, shops & transport. R3 200.00 pm. STRAND R 3630.00 - 2 Contact: Ruth Bird Slaapkamer woonstel met Properties: 021-852 1 vol badkamer. Oop-plan 1440 / 082 643 4426 kombuis met leefarea en stoep of balkon. 1 Klein STRAND - 1 Slaapkamer troeteldier welkom. Be- woonstel, toesluit motorskikbaar 1 April 2013. huis. W&E ingesluit. BeKontak: 079 136 9272 of skikbaar vanaf 1 April 021-853 6527 of 079 521 2013. R2 500 p/m. Tel 6692. 021-853 3293 of 073 522 9656. 2 BEDROOM FLAT, 2 bathrooms. Somerset STRAND: 75metres from Links - behind Mall. Fully main beach. 1 Bedroom smartly furnished (no R 3 0 0 0 p m . T e l 0 2 1 linen), washing machine, 8538696 or 0825720945. 3rd floor, with lift. Secure c o m p l e x , g y m a n d Strand gemeubileerde 1 swimming pool. One under slaapkamer woonstel. cover parking. No smoking D . S .T.V. m o t o ra f d a k , and no pets. R6 000 pm. sekuriteits hek. BeskikContact: Ronell 082 928 baar 4 Maart / 1 April. 3875 or e m a i l R2750pm. 021 854 3746 / 082 873 1443.

STRAND - HOUSE: 2 bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, bathroom and granny flat R680 000.00. BROADLANDS VILLAGE Strand - 3 bedrooms, open plan kitchen and lounge, bathroom - R285 000.00 STRAND, 3rd Street HOUSE: 5 Bedroom, 2 kitchen, lounge, 4 garage, bathroom - R975 000.00. SOUTHFORK, Strand PLOT: R250 000.00. STRAND, Southfork - 3 bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, bathroom - R600 000.00 Call Feroza on Cell: 082 779 4804 or Tel (021) 845 7169.


STRAND Broadlands Village - 2 bed, R289 000. 3 Bed, R329 000. Gordon's Bay - 2 bed + garage + golf R599 000. Rustdal - Blackheath - 2 bed, garage R480 000. Kleinvlei - 3 bed + garage, R365 000. 082 376 1461.

SOMERSET-WES / Adam Tas Baie ruim 4 slk / gelee op kleinhoewe R18 000 pm Kontak Frikkie 021 8544779



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28 Februarie, 2013

Victoria Park: 2-bed house, BIC, large enclosed garden, carport. Max 2 people. 1 March. R3 500 pm excl water, elect and garden service. Mariette 082 57 57579.

SCHONENBERG ESTATE: House avail. immediately. 3 Bedr + 4th Study / Bedr, 2 full bathrooms, MES, Guest toilet, Big modern , living room, separate scullery / laundry. Very large lounge with gas fireplace & dining area. Patio and build in braai. Double garage with direct access and aut doors. Low maintenance small garden with aut irrigation. Alarm & outside beams and satellite dish. R18 000 / month. Contact 083 261 3317. kitchen

FLEURPARK, Gordon's Bay - Very close to the sea. 2 Bedr, and spacious combined living room with kitchen. Rent R4 500 pm. Call 082 924 3736.


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28 Februarie, 2013


Motorfietsryer naby Macassar-oprit raakgery ’n Motorfietsryer moes per helikopter na ’n hospitaal geneem word ná ’n ongeluk op die N2 Maandagoggend.

HITTING THE CURB: Residents of Helena Heights, Somerset West came across this sight when they awoke on Sunday morning. According to Elodie Bird, one of the residents, the incident happened at about 02:50 that morning. “As far as we know there was only the driver in the car,” she said. Const. Suzan Jantjies, spokesperson for the Somerset West SAPS, said the driver of the vehicle drove up Helderberg College Road, hit the curb and then lost control of the vehicle. “There were no other vehicles involved and the driver reported the matter to the police. He only sustained minor injuries and an accident report was opened,” she said.

ECHO proud of its graduates Last year, the Erinvale Care & Help Organisation (ECHO) had three students graduating, bringing the total number of ECHO graduates to 28. Rozan Coetzee graduated as a medical doctor, which now makes two doctors on their graduate list. Carolyn de Reuck graduated as an occupational therapist, and was top of her class for four years. Lauren Jansen graduated as a social worker and is currently doing her master’s degree in social work. The annual ECHO Golf Day, which takes

place on Friday 8 March, is the biggest fundraiser of the year. According to ECHO chairperson Des McLeod, 40% of the running costs of ECHO need to be raised at this event. “Without your support and donations all of this wouldn’t be possible. Be part of building a successful future for our community by making a donation to one of our fund-raisers such as this one,” she said. For more information, phone Des on 076 314 6160 or send an email to

Die ongeluk tussen ’n wit Ford Fiesta en die motorfiets het omstreeks 07:05 in die rigting van Kaapstad, voor die Macassar-oprit, plaasgevind. Volgens konst. Chrisy Young, woordvoerder van die Macassar-polisie, het die bestuurder van die voertuig vermoedelik beheer oor die voertuig verloor. “Volgens ’n ooggetuie wat agter die motor gery het, het die vroulike bestuurder in die regterkant se baan gery, beheer oor die voertuig verloor en na die linkerkant se baan oorbeweeg en die motorfiets getref.” Die motorfietsryer is per helikopter na die

Vincent Palotti-hospitaal in Pinelands geneem. Die ander bestuurder het ligte beserings opgedoen en is in die Mediclinic Vergelegen behandel. Voertuie op die besige N2 het meters ver gestaan terwyl beamptes en mediese personeel na die ongelukstoneel omgesien het. ) In ’n ander ongeluk tussen ’n rooi Hyundai en ’n silwer Toyota Corolla, is ’n bestuurder in hegtenis geneem. Die ongeluk het die afgelope Saterdag omstreeks 18:20 in Gordonsbaaiweg plaasgevind. Die man (36), wat in hegtenis geneem is , het vermoedelik onder die invloed van alkohol bestuur. ’n Saak van roekelose en nalatige bestuur word ondersoek. Mense met inligting kan Riana Hugo by 021 854 9100 bel.

Drug lab for mandrax found in Strand Two men were arrested after a drug lab operating in George Street, Strand was uncovered on Thursday 21 February. This follows after police members from the DPCI (HAWKS) and Crime Intelligence responded to information of a vehicle with suspicious male occupants in the area. According to Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut, provincial police spokesperson, a green Chevrolet LDV was pulled over in Beach Road. “A male passenger was recognized as a known drug manufacturer who was arrested by the police in Nyanga on a charge of manufacturing drugs, namely Mandrax, last year,” said Traut. Ensuing investigations led the police to a flat in George Street where they conducted a search of the premises after the doors were

unlocked with a set of keys that was found in the one of the men’s possession. Inside a bedroom of the flat, they found and seized numerous containers with substantial amounts of methaqualine and mandrax powders. The powders, which is estimated to amount to a substantial amount of money, will be examined by the forensic science laboratory. A mandrax press (used to manufacture the tablets) was also seized from the flat. The two men from Nyanga, respectively aged 37 and 57, were arrested for manufacturing drugs and made their first court appearance in the Strand Magistrates Court on Monday 25 February. They made their second appearance on Wednesday 28 February for bail application.


Lauren Jansen graduated as a social worker.

Carolyn de Reuck graduated as an occupational therapist.

Rozan Coetzee graduated as a medical doctor.

Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 3(4)(b) of the Municipal Planning and Performance Management Regulations as published in terms of the provisions of the Municipal Systems Act No 32 of 2000 and in terms of Section 4(7) of the Land Use Planning Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance 15 of 1985) that the undermentioned application has been initiated by the City of Cape Town and is open to inspection at the office of the Spatial Planning and Urban Design Department, 16th floor Civic Centre, Hertzog Boulevard, the City’s libraries and the Planning and Building Development Management Department’s district offices. The details regarding the proposed amendments can also be viewed on Enquiries may be directed to Adele McCann on tel 021 400 9322 or fax 021 400 2862 or e-mailed to Written comments, if any, with reasons may also be lodged at the Spatial Planning and Urban Design Department’s office of the abovementioned on or before 31 March 2013, quoting the above application and your contact phone number and addresses. Nature of application

CARNIVAL BEAUTIES: Zandvliet High School recently held their annual Miss Carnival competition as part of their carnival festivities. Kayling Abrahams (middle) was crowned Miss Carnival 2013 while Chanté Joubert (right) was first princess and Meagan Bezuidenhout was crowned second princess. The carnival takes place this weekend on the school grounds. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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The Industrial designations are to correlate with the approved Cape Town Zoning Scheme zoning categories. A definition of peripheral residential is to be introduced. Coastal/urban edge misalignments in the Fish Hoek and Glencairn areas are to resolved. The bullet point referencing system, in Table 5.6: Criteria and guidelines for the review of the development edges (page 58), is to be replaced with a numbering system. A new guideline is to be introduced into Policy 23 (referring to urban edges) indicating that any application for urban development outside the urban edge should preferably be submitted simultaneously with its related or constituent rezonings so that the assessment of the CTSDF amendment can be undertaken holistically and with adequate reference to the intentions of the application, and the availability of infrastructure and services.




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28 Februarie, 2013

Somerset West’s Weiss shines at SA Champs Bradley Weiss of Somerset West finished fifth in a star-studded field in the individual men’s race of the Totalsports Xterra South African Championship in Grabouw on Sunday 24 February in a time of 02:40:13.

Bradley Weiss of Somerset West negotiates a tricky section of the mountainbike race during the Xterra race in Grabouw on Sunday. PHOTO: CHERIE VALE/NEWSPORT MEDIA

Olympian Richard Murray and reigning Xterra SA champion Carla van Huyssteen finished first in the men’s and women’s competition. They completed the 1.5 km swim, 27 km mountain bike and 11 km trail in combined times of 02:23:2 and 02:51:01 seconds respectively. Murray said this was his first South African title and his best performance by far in SA. “I swam with Tim Don, exiting the water seconds behind him and 25 seconds ahead of Conrad Stoltz. “I was uncertain going into the bike and really expected Conrad to catch me sooner. It was only on the 10 km mark that he caught me and then proceeded to pull away. “I was about 30 or 40 seconds behind him coming into transition and managed to pull away from him about half way through the run. From there on I just kept it together till the end. “It was a big day for me. I’ve wanted this win for the last three to four years.” An event official reported that Stoltz deviat-

ed from the run route and was disqualified. Dan Hugo therefore took second place on the day, with Nico Pfitzenmaier finishing third. For Van Huyssteen the successful title defence was a dream come true. “I had to work hard the entire race. The swim was a bit chaotic in the beginning with me choosing the wrong line. I still had a good swim though, entering transition first. “I knew I had to work hard as Shonny Vanlandingham is an amazing mountainbiker. I managed to find good rhythm on the bike. Going into the run I knew I had to give my all.” Susan Sloan came in second, while Shonny Vanlandingham (Durango, Colorado) finishing third. The Totalsports Xterra Grabouw was once again split over two days with the Totalsports Xterra Lite taking place on Saturday 23 February followed by the Full on Sunday. Matthew Lombardi (Somerset West) finished second in the individual men’s race of the Xterra Lite in an impressive time of 01:10:41. The Lite race comprises of a 400 m swim, 12 km mountainbike ride and 5 km trail run. For more information on the race and the complete results contact Stillwater Sport and Entertainment on 086 138 3591 or visit

NOVICE TRIPS TOURNAMENT: Somerset West Bowls Club hosted their second successful Novice Trips tournament recently. A total of 26 teams entered (only 24 could be accommodated) and the winners were the team from Goodwood Bowling Club (above from left) Sebby Rodriques, Bronwyn Smith and Willie Stasson. The South African Police Services bowling club team were second and the home team from Somerset West Bowling Club third. Members of the Western Province Bowling Association were in attendance to view the high standard and “talent spot” potential Protea bowlers. Somerset West Bowling Club will recommence their free Saturday morning clinic (bowls provided) from mid March. For further information phone Pete Sneller on 021 851 8819 or 082 406 0804.

PODIUM POSITION: Matthew Lombardi (Somerset West) secured second place on the podium in the individual men’s race completing the Totalsports Xterra Grabouw Lite on Saturday in an impressive time of 1:10:41seconds. PHOTO: JETLINE ACTION PHOTO

INTERNATIONAL GOLF DAY: Strand Golf Club hosted their popular annual International Golf Day on Friday 22 February. This event is a competition between South African and international club members and is played in a match play Ryder Cup format. The South African team won this year’s competition by 16 points to 11. Lynette Brink (left), the SA captain, was awarded the winning trophy by Dr Wolfgang Breidert, captain of the international team.

Large maasbankers caught in Betty’s Bay from the shore on Saturday During the past weekend there were a number of venues where kob and a few geelbek were caught. The regular anglers that fished the Harmony Park popular spots like Ouman’s gat, Mosselbank and Die Toring had a few kob, the best being a 5,5kg fish taken at Die Toring. One or two dassie and a few smaller white steenbras were also bagged using prawn bait. One very large leerie was lost by an angler fishing from Blake’s beach on Saturday. There were however no elf caught or even reported. On Saturday one of the regular trekking teams trekked a massive shoal of large elf and a number of kob off Strandfontein beach. Two one-ton bakkie loads of these fish were photographed. Local small boats and kayaks al-

so had their quotas of small kob and Morocco geelbek. Weekenders and professionals that fished for yellowtail around Cape Point only managed to boat a few yellowtail because they were constantly harassed by thousands of China snoek that were present over a wide area off the Point. One or two boats that ventured to eight miles off the Point caught a few long-fin tuna in the 4 to 5 kg class and also a few yellowfin in the 15 kg class. There were also reports of katonkel and one marlin sighted on Saturday. In Hangklip bay there were several good-size geelbek boated. The largest were between 11 and 12 kg. A number of medium-sized Morocco geelbek were also caught. One boat that targeted Hottentot fish on

the outside of Hangklip also had a full quota. On Saturday there was a huge flock of birds working just off the Betty’s Bay shoreline. This is usually a good sign for geelbek and kob. On Saturday and Sunday shore anglers fishing at the harbour at Stoney Point reported excellent catches of large maasbanker which are great for eating and for bait. These maasbanker could be what the birds were after. Well-known Gordon’s Bay skipper Allan du Plessis reported that last Thursday Garth Beaumont caught and released a striped marlin of around 100 kg from the Struisbaai deeper banks. There were also still good catches of yellowtail at the 12 mile bank. During the weekend boats from Struisbaai had good catches of yellowtail from the Alphard bank, 40 miles off Struisbaai. For more information about fishing trips at Struisbaai and locally, contact Allan on

021 853 3532. I recently heard the news of a total ban on all billfish buying and selling in the USA. This ban includes marlin and all other billfish. Approximately 80% of billfish traded in the USA in the past was from South Africa. Most of the fish were caught by South African skippers fishing locally or in Angola and Mozambique. In Japan a single blue-fin tunny of 489 lb was recently sold for the astronomical price of $1,76million at the 2013 Juma sale in Tokyo – this works out to be roughly ($3 500 per pound). Local authorities would like the South African public to realise that this once off price is not representative of the normal price of blue fin tunny of 489 lb. For all your reel repairs and services, contact Art on 021 854 3831 Send your fishing photos and news to


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28 Februarie, 2013

Beaumont tennis players shine in Sun City Beaumont u.13 girls and boys tennis teams played in the Egalite Promotions tennis tournament in Sun City recently and fared exceptionally well with the girls finishing second overall, and the boys fourth. Playing for Beaumont were Eva du Toit, Liza-Alet Morkel (both ranked in SATA and WP) Janneke Turck, Melinda Mieny and Tami Labuschagne. The boys included Markus Seele (WP), Janneman van der Merwe, Dean Jacobs, Damian Peterson and Juha van Lille. This year there were 10 boys’ teams and eight girls’ teams from the Western Cape and

Gauteng who participated. The teams consisted of five players, one of which was rotated in each match. Matches consisted of four singles matches, and two doubles matches. Beaumont boys were placed in the second group of five teams, where they each played four matches. After that there were play-offs for placings. All the girls played in one round. The standard of tennis was high, so the tournament was very competitive. Many of the players there had provincial rankings, as well as South African Tennis Association (SATA) ranking.


Die SWPS-atlete wat by die onlangse WP-kampioenskap geskitter het is, agter: Jesse Linders (seuns 12 jaar: gewigstoot 2de, diskus 3de, 150 m hekkies 2de), Zoë Linders, Gunther Möhr, Mikayla Josephs (meisies 13 jaar spiesgooi 3de) en Shalom Agbiji. Voor is Justin de Morney (seuns 12 jaar: 75 m-hekkies 2de), Ethan Vries, Breyton Poole (seuns 13 jaar: hoogspring 2de, 1 500m 2de), Logan Janeke (seuns 11: jaar hoogspring 2de) en Caitlin Isaacs (meisies 11 jaar: hoogspring 2de, 100 m 3de).

SWPS-atlete skitter by WP Die atlete van die Somerset-Wes Primêre Skool het hul goeie vertonings sover hierdie seisoen, voortgesit en geskitter by die WP-kampioenskap wat die afgelope naweek by die Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland plaasgevind het.

Van die tien atlete wat aan die kampioenskap deelgeneem het, is ses atlete in die WP Laerskole-atletiekspan opgeneem wat op Saterdag 2 Maart aan die Wes-Kaapse kampioenskap op Coetzenburg in Stellenbosch sal deelneem.

The Beaumont Primary School’s girls and boys u.13 tennis teams who played at the recent Egalite Promotions SA Prestige Primary Schools Tennis Tournament in Sun City. They are (back) Mrs Carol Sephton (team manager), Eva du Toit, Lize-Alet Morkel, Melinda Mieny, Janneke Turck, Tami Labuschagne and Mrs Eltha Voortman (team manager). In front are Dean Jacobs, Juha van Lil, Damian Petersen, Janneman van der Merwe and Markus Seele.

SKOPBORDJIES OORGEHANDIG: As deel van die NG Kerk Strand se Barmhartigheidbestuursgroep onder leiding van Dr. Diek van der Zel, is ’n skenking van 20 skopbordjies aan Laerskool Lochnerhof gemaak. Die skopbordjies sal deel vorm van Lochnerhof se swemontwikkeling wat tans plaasvind by Strand Pavillion-swembad. Met die skopbortjies voor is Nia Theron, Caylin Koch en Lianca van Staden. Agter is me. Louise Buys, Nicole Kruger, Luan Strydom, dr. Diek van der Zel, me. Sandra Lizamore en Stephen Meyer.

PRIMÊRE SKOLE SEWESRUGBY: Komende Vrydag 1 Maart, vind die jaarlikse Indigo Spur-sewesrugby by die Helderberg-rugbyklub plaas. Die toernooi word deur die Laerskool Somerset-Wes aangebied en beloof om weer eens ’n fees van aanskoulike rugby te wees. Van die voorste o.13-sewes-spanne van regoor die Kaap sal teen mekaar meeding. Teen 20:00 sal die kampioenspan gekroon word. Die eerste wedstryde begin reeds om 15:00.

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34 Distrikspos Pv’s star runner wins Let’s Play award

Sport Sport

28 Februarie, 2013

JAMEY THOMAS Smashing three long-standing records during the recent annual interschools athletics meeting has earned ace middle distance runner Michael Pienaar, February’s DistrictMail Let’s Play Sports Star of the month award. The Grade 12 pupil at Parel Vallei High School (PV) was especially commended by Arno Minnie for breaking the record he set while he was a pupil at Strand High 32 years ago. Minnie is at present a teacher at Beaumont Primary School. During the 2013 interschool athletics meeting between Strand, Hottentots-Holland and Parel Vallei, Michael broke the 3 000 m record, which was set at 09:15:07 by Ettienne Marais in 1987, with a time of 08:37; the 1 500 m record of 04:16:09 also by Ettienne Marais in 1987, with a time of 03:58 and the 800 m record of 01:59 set by Arno Minnie in 1980, with a time of 01:53. According to the 18-year-old, who joined PV at the beginning of 2012 when he moved here with his family from Johannesburg, he has had a passion for the sport since he could remember. “It’s what gets me up in the morning, it’s the reason I set goals to work towards and it’s what drives me,” explained the talented athlete. It’s this drive that earned him the South African cross country u.17 title in Sep-

tember 2011, and resulted in him winning the BSG (Business Systems Group) triathlon series title in 2011 and 2012. He also competed in the duathlon world championships in Gijoen, Spain in 2011 where he was ranked seventh. With Parel Vallei now granting him the opportunity to reach his full potential, he also shattered a number of records during the interschool athletics meeting last year. He broke the u.17 boys: 3000 m record (09:20) with a time of 08:44:02; the 1 500 m (04:18:07) with a time of 04:03:50 and the 800 m record which was 02:03:20 with a new record time of 01:56:07. The list of achievements this dedicated athlete has claimed, include records he broke for these three middle distance events (in the respective age categories) during PV’s interhouse athletics meetings in 2012 and earlier this year. According to Michael his dream is to one day compete in the Samsung Diamond League Circuit. “I want to take my athletics career to the highest level and compete nationally and internationally.” However according to Eunice Kets, the school’s sports coordinator, she has never met a more humble and disciplined athlete, and she expects him to achieve great things in life. “I expect to see him at the Olympic Games in three years time,” said Kets.

Helderberg pak Ceres op Kraaifontein Hierdie Saterdag speel Helderberg op Kraaifontein se rugbydag en wel teen Ceres, wat verlede jaar tweede in die Boland se top-liga was. Twee jaar gelede het die twee spanne ook kragte gemeet op Kraaifontein en toe was Helderberg met 18-11 baas, na ’n 11-5 voorsprong met rustyd. Soos in 2011 sal Helderberg veral moet ligloop vir Ceres se swaar, maar beweeglike agttal. Die program wat Helderberg op Kraaifontein betref is: 10:45: Helderberg o.20A vs Scottsdene, 11:55 Helderberg III vs Bellville, 11:55 (B-veld) Helderberg IV vs Milnerton II, 15:30 Helderberg II vs Ceres en 17:45 Helderberg I vs Ceres (hoofwedstryd).

Pirates dealt a huge blow by Lansdowne

Michael Pienaar in action on the track.

Helderberg Pirates first team suffered a huge blow to their title hopes for the season when they lost 3-2 to Lansdowne on Saturday. This match, which was only their fourth loss of the season, saw Pirates fail to capitalise early on in the game and they were made to pay the price. In this uncharacteristically low scoring game Pirates were unable to come from behind to beat their spirited opposition and take one step closer to winning their promotion league. This was especially disappointing after last weekend’s inspired performance. The second team lost their match 15-2 to a young Western Cape school’s team. The juniors did however restore some pride when they beat a strong and spirited Silvertree 20-11.


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28 Februarie, 2013

HHCC score convincing win over Telkom

T 20 cricket festival at College LETTING FLY: Niccolo Lami, Somerset College’s captain lets fly with another snorter during one of the T20 matches played at Somerset College during their annual T20 cricket festival on Sunday. Also invited to this popular festival were Paul Roos Gymnasium, Wynberg Boys High and Paarl Gymnasium. Paul Roos were the overall winners of the tournament.


Paul Roos’ star batsman, Sean de Necker, plays yet another glorious stroke during his outstanding innings of 113 runs scored off just 46 balls.

Helderberg Cricket Club are flying high Helderberg Cricket Club are flying high at the moment and currently top the Western Province Cricket Association’s (WPCA)1 C two -day league and are on course for promotion to the 1 B league. This is a truly outstanding achievement, as the club were only promoted to this league last season. If Helderberg do go on to win the league this season it will be their third league win in a row. It is extremely tough to win a league, especially when it’s your first season in that specific league, but to do so for three seasons in succession is a fantastic achievement. It wasn’t that long ago (2007/2008 season) when Helderberg, Somerset West and Hottentots Holland clubs all finished in the top five places of the WPCA 1C league. After that things

went downhill for all three clubs and their first team. It is a vastly experienced team. they dropped down a few leagues. After all the hard work Helderberg Somerset West briefly went up to the 1B league, but then dropped down has put in they will now want to plan ahead so that they can stay in 1B or to where they currently are in 1D. Hottentots Holland also dropped try to get into the 1A league and stay down a number of leagues to where there for many seasons to come. The whole Helderberg region is they are now in the 2A league. Although Helderberg also dropped holding thumbs that they gain promodown as far as the 2A league, their tion – good luck guys, finish the season turnaround has been phenomenal. off with a bang! The Somerset College T20 tournaThey have been able to do this because they have put good playing and coach- ment played on Sunday (24 February) ing structures in to place and it has was a resounding success with Paul Roos paid off. It is vitally important for cricket in Gymnasium winning the Helderberg region that at least one the day. of our clubs gets into the top leagues (1A and 1B). Craig Melvill One of Helderberg’s secrets 2 to success is the experience that they currently have in

Rugby friendlies in full swing this weekend Monday night saw the first general council meeting of the season at Newlands, with many positives coming from the Union. The club grant has been approved with R1 500 000 being made available, with certain criteria, between the clubs. Executive member Reuben Riffel will concentrate on the Helderberg/ Stellenbosch region, while the rest of the executive were split among seven regions. The usual hot topic of whether the Union should move to the Cape Town stadium was briefly discussed, but will be dealt with in depth at the next meeting. The audited financials were also approved by the clubs. The possibility of seeing a new club structure next


year is also on the cards, with the pos- that the Helderberg region is strongsibility of 15 team leagues being dis- ly setting the trends in WP rugby. Afcussed. Police RFC has been reinstat- ter hosting two sevens tournaments by Helderberg and Strand Pioneers ed to the Union. On the local club scene, Strand Pio- respectively. Strand RFC will also be neers got their season off to a morale hosting an u.20 tournament. I will notify everyone at a later boosting win over Grabouw on Friday night, while All Saints narrowly stage about Strand Pioneers RFC’s big plans for the region. lost to Franschhoek. Abattoir’s facility management This week Sir Lowrians face Eerste River, St Georges travel to Wesbank, committee will have its AGM tonight Strand Pioneers do battle with Raith- (Thursday) at 20:15 at by Universals and Strand RFC kick the clubhouse and all off the rugby weekend on Friday affiliated clubs and night against All Saints at Gustrouw. schools are invited. Helderberg play Ceres in Wellington while Strand Taariq van der Ross United will have a club braai 2 on Friday night. I am proud to announce

Hottentots Holland Cricket Club’s (HHCC) first team beat Telkom by eight wickets in their two-day away match played on Saturday. Telkom batted first on day one and scored 99 to which HHCC replied with 118. Telkom continued their second innings on 52/5 and were bowled out for 84 runs leaving the visitors 66 runs needed for victory. The best bowlers for HHCC in the second innings were Yaseen Jakoet 15-4-39, Edwin Daniels 14-428 and Rafeeq Baderoen 4-2-8. The best batsmen for HHCC were Ruben Matthews 25* and Hishaam Slamdien 14. HHCC Assassins (second team) beat Old Mutual by 101 runs. HHCC batted first and scored 170/3. At one stage they were 12/2

but a great partnership of 150 runs between Ebrahim Pedro 65* and Winston Thomas 75 saw HHCC posting a match-winning score. Old Mutual were bowled out for 69 and Assassins won the match by 101 runs. The best bowlers for the Assassins were Fahdil Crombie 7-4-20 and Ebrahim Pedro 7-2-15. HHCC Strikers played Bellville at home and won the match by five wickets. Bellville batted first and scored 98. The best bowlers for HHCC were Waqar Josephs 7-4-26 and Abubakr Rhoda 4-2-13. The top batsmen were Waqar Josephs 25 and Abubakr Rhoda 29*. On Saturday 2 March the HHCC first team play Kensington at home while the Assassins play Rondebosch and the Strikers St Augustines, both away.


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College T20 is a smash hit P

aul Roos’ first cricket team were in a destructive mood on Sunday 23 February as they smashed their way to victory at the seventh annual T20 cricket festival held at Somerset College. The festival was once again a huge success and produced some superb and exhilarating cricket from the first teams of Wynberg Boys’ High, Paul Roos Gymnasium, Paarl Gymnasium and Somerset College who slogged it out for top honours. The day was opened by Omar Henry, CEO of Boland Cricket, as he addressed the players and brought some key elements of the T20 version of the game to them. He enjoyed the hospitality on offer during the course of the morning and kept a keen eye on the progress made on the cricket fields. In the first round, both Wynberg and Paul Roos made light work of Somerset College and Paarl Gym respectively. After lunch College and Paarl Gym played each other in the most exciting game of the day. College ended up chasing 175 runs set by Gymnasium. This finally came down to 21 runs needed off the final over, then four runs required off the last ball for victory. However, it was not to be and Somerset College lost by two runs. Following a morning total of 222 runs against Paarl Gymnasium, Paul Roos continued their destructive form in the afternoon as they batted first against Wynberg and amassed 173/5. Wynberg fell 66 runs shy of the total and Paul Roos came away with the title for 2013! Paul Roos’ match winner Sean de Necker was named player of the day for his two man-of-the-match awards and for winning the “most runs” and “most 6s” awards. He scored a century against Paarl Gym and 88 against Wynberg. Kyle Verreynne (Wynberg) and Curtley Louw (Paarl Gym) collected the other two man-of-the-match awards. The “most wickets” went to Schoeman Botha (5) from Paul Roos while Nicolas Scott of Wynberg picked up the “commentators award” for the most spectacular catch of the day.

Elliot Moses (red shirt) of Somerset College runs out a batsman from Wynberg Boys High during the Somerset College T20 cricket festival on Sunday. PHOTO: PETER BEE

DistrictMail 28 Feb 2013  

DistrictMail 28 Feb 2013

DistrictMail 28 Feb 2013  

DistrictMail 28 Feb 2013