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DONDERDAG, 31 JANUARIE 2013

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DistriksPOS HARTKLOP VAN DIE HELDERBERG

Met ’n vuurwapen gedreig 2

Fires cause havoc in the H’Berg 3

Reserve’s nursery to close 5

SW tennis star shines in AUS

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GORDON’S BAY: CONSTRUCTION WORKER MISSING

R escue e ffort iin nv ain Rescue effort vain The NSRI Gordon’s Bay’s sea rescue crew and the police diving unit in action on Tues­ day morning, searching for the body of Mziwokholo “Patrick” Ndzombane (left) at the spot where he was last seen. The search commenced at 11:00.

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he body of a 28-year-old man, who is presumed to have drowned in Gordon’s Bay on Monday, has still not been found. According to Gordon’s Bay police communication officer, warrant officer Nico Beukes, the incident occurred around 13:00 on 28 January. Two men, Zandile Royi and Mziwokholo “Patrick” Ndzombane who worked at a construction site near the whale watch lookout point, clambered about 50 m down a nearby cliff to cool off in the water.

“Since the construction site was above the area where they cooled off, the men went down to the sea daily during their lunch break,” said Beukes. Apparently on this particular day Patrick was standing on a rock, bending down to wash his face when a big wave knocked him into the water. A panicstricken Patrick kept calling his friend for help,but because Zandile could not swim, he made his way back up the cliff in search of help. However, when he returned a couple of minutes later, Patrick had already disappeared under the water where he was last seen. “A search team under the command of

Clive Tessner from the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Gordon’s Bay Station 9 was immediately launched. Metro Mountain Search and Rescue, as well as the Gordon’s Bay ambulance service also rendered some support and assistance.” An extensive sea and shore search by the police diving unit, which was further assisted with a diving platform by the NSRI Gordon’s Bay’s sea rescue craft Jack Riley, was also initiated. According to a statement released by the NSRI, the search on Monday afternoon revealed no sign of the missing body. “Due to the strong sea current and extreme challenges presented, the search

was called off,” said Beukes. The search, as planned, did continue the following day at 11:00. However, despite their efforts, no body was recovered. “The next step is probably to wait until the body washes out. We will be circulating e-mails to police stations in surrounding areas imploring them to notify us if the body should wash out in their area.” An inquest docket has been opened. The Gordon’s Bay police have confirmed that Patrick is originally from the Eastern Cape but resided in Nomzamo, Strand with his wife and two children. The family could unfortunately not be reached for comment at the time the newspaper went to print.


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Meisie aangeval naby skool JAMEY THOMAS ’n Leerling van Hoërskool Strand is op Donderdag 17 Januarie ’n paar meter van die skoolgronde deur drie mans met ’n vuurwapen aangeval. Volgens die veertienjarige van Gordonsbaai het die voorval tussen 07:15 en 07:30 plaasgevind terwyl sy en twee van haar vriendinne op pad skool toe was. Gewoonlik word sy deur ’n skoolbus in die Strand afgelaai waarna sy dan met ’n groter groep skoolleerlinge skool toe loop, maar dié oggend het een van haar vriendinne – wat hulle elke oggend langs die pad kry – haar met die tyd vergis. “Twee van ons het voor haar huis, wat slegs ’n paar huise van die skool af is, vir haar gewag terwyl die ander vooruit geloop het,” het die tiener gesê. Nadat hul vriendin by hulle aangesluit het, het dié drie op die sypaadjie van Millsstraat verder skool toe geloop. Dis toe dat hulle drie onbekende mans wat op die hoek gesit en musiek luister het, opgelet het. Volgens een van die slagoffer se vriendinne het die mans nie vir hulle verdag voorgekom nie. “Dis normaal vir mense om in openbare plekke musiek te luister,” sê sy. Maar tot hul verbasing het die mans opgestaan en in die verbygaan hulle probeer aanval. Toe een van die mans ’n vuurwapen uitpluk het, het twee van die leerlinge begin skree en in die rigting van die skoolhek gehardloop vir hulp. “Ek het so groot geskrik ek kon nie beweeg nie, nog minder skree. Een van die mans het

sy vuurwapen teen my nek gehou terwyl nog een van hulle my aan my skoolsak vasgehou het en die ander een het seker gemaak niemand let op wat gebeur nie,” sê die slagoffer, wat tydens die voorval haar selfoon in haar hand gehad het. “Ek het uiteindelik geskree vir hulp, maar die man met die vuurwapen het vir my gesê om stil te bly en my foon te oorhandig.” Sy het voorts vertel hoe haar aanvaller, met die gestoei vir haar foon, haar met die vuurwapen oor die kop geslaan het. ’n Groep van tussen 30 en 40 seuns wat tydens die voorval op die rugbyveld was, het die meisies te hulp gesnel. Maar die aanvallers het vinnig weggehol en oor die treinspoor verdwyn. Volgens Christiaan Klopper, Hoërskool Strand se skoolhoof, het hy erken hy is bewus van die voorval waartydens drie gr.9-leerlinge in ’n beweerde poging tot roof met ’n vuurwapen gedreig is. “Die voorval is by die Wes-Kaapse Onderwysdepartement (WKOD) gerapporteer en ’n sielkundige berader van die distrikskantoor het die volgende dag met hulle gepraat,” het Klopper gesê. Die Strand-polisie het bevestig dat die voorval wel plaasgevind het en ’n saak van ’n poging tot roof word ondersoek. Die meisies het ná die voorval gesê hulle sal die seuns wat hul aanvallers agterna gesit het ewig dankbaar wees. Hulle het voorts gesê hulle sal voortaan beslis meer op hul hoede wees en meer bewus van almal en alles rondom hulle. Enigiemand met inligting oor die voorval, kan die ondersoekbeampte, speurderkonst. Xolile Nqambuza, by 021 854 9115 bel.

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Pendelaars wat van die duikweg by die Somerset­Wes­stasie gebruik maak, loop op ’n plank wat daar gesit is om ’n gat in die trappe te verberg.

Daar’s ’n plank op die gat. . . ILLANA FRANTZ ’n Plank dien tans as ’n oplossing vir die gat in die trappe van die duikweg by die Somerset-Wes-stasie. Die DistriksPos het verlede week berig pendelaars wat die duikweg gebruik, is bekommerd oor hul veiligheid nadat ’n gat van 4 m diep in een van die trappe geval het. By navraag wou nóg Metrorail, nóg die Stad Kaapstad verantwoordelikheid hiervoor aanvaar en dit regmaak. Metrorail hou vol dat die duikweg ’n straat-tot-straat deurgang is en gevolglik die stad se verantwoordelikheid is. Die stad sê egter dat Metrorail die duik-

weg opgerig het en dat dit nog nooit deur die stad onderhou is nie. Volgens ’n DistriksPos-leser is ’n plank egter Vrydag 25 Januarie daar neergesit. Lindelo Matya, streeksbestuurder van PRASA CRES in die Wes-Kaap, het bevestig dat hulle verantwoordelik is vir die plasing van die plank. “PRASA CRES, (Corporate Real Estate Solutions) wat vir die bestuur van die fasiliteite by die spoorlyne verantwoordelik is, het die plank as tydelike oplossing vir pendelaars se veiligheid daar geplaas. ’n Permanente ooreenkoms met die stad sal later bereik word.” Hy kon egter nie bevestig wanneer ’n oplossing gevind sal word nie.

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Vegetation fires cause delays on N2 JAMEY THOMAS AND NIKITA SYLVESTER The five fires that occurred in the Helderberg and its surrounding areas on Monday (28 January) not only resulted in soaring temperatures, but also left motorists feeling the heat. Motorists travelling on the N2 were confronted by heavy traffic congestion caused by two vegetation fires in particular, which broke out between Baden Powell and Macassar Roads and the N2 and R102 (in the direction of Firgrove). According to Chief Inspector Merle Lourens, media liaison officer for Cape Town Traffic Services, the N2 (outgoing) at the Macassar turn-off was closed at 14:14. The N2 (incoming) was closed at the R102 at 14:55 due to thick smoke and fire fighters in the area. According to Theo Layne, spokesperson for the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services, a total of 21 fire fighters responded to the blaze near Firgrove around 13:35. However, additional resources were requested, as well as traffic assistance for the smoke hazard presented on the N2. Eventually seven City of Cape Town traffic officers and two officers from Provincial Traf-

fic rendered their assistance. “Fire fighters battled the blaze for four hours and 23 minutes. Luckily, no injuries were sustained,” said Layne. According to Lourens the N2 (incoming) was reopened at 17:55 and the N2 (outgoing) at 18:12. “Motorists were advised to assist by taking alternative routes and not cause more congestion by ‘rubber-necking’,” she said. Lourens also added that Motorists on the N2 in the direction of Cape Town experi­ no accidents were reported enced heavy traffic from around 13:00 to 18:00 on Monday as a result of the congestion. evening. Later, nine fire fighters responded to the fire between Baden Powell and Macassar Roads around 17:56. Other fires which broke “The fire involved vegetation, tree stumps out in the Helderberg on and wood off -cuts. It took fire fighters a hour Monday: and 20 minutes to extinguish the fire,” said Layne. • Rubbish caught alight in Milisi According to Layne the exact causes and orStreet, Strand around 16:11. Seven igins of the fires are very difficult to deterfire fighters responded to the fire mine and no suspected cause could be attributed to these fires at this time. which took 44 minutes to extinguish.

Fire fighters responded to the blaze near Firgrove around 13:35 and battled to extinguish the blaze for more than four hours.

• A fire started in Noxolo Street, Lwandle at 22:05. On arrival the 12 fire fighters sent to the scene, found a vehicle burning. The fire took 18 minutes to extinguish and nobody was injured. • Fire services responded to a small vegetation fire in Albatros Way, Macassar at 22:52. The five fire fighters on the scene took two minutes to extinguish the fire. Nobody was injured and no property was in danger. The cause of the fires are unknown.

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NEWS SUMMARY On Thursday 17 January, a Strand High School pupil was attacked by three men and hit over the head with a firearm just a few meters away from the school. According to this Gordon’s Bay resident (14), the incident occurred between 07:15 and 07:30 while she and two of her friends were on their way to school. “I eventually screamed for help but the man with the firearm told me to be quiet and hand over my phone.” - page 2 An animal lover from Somerset West says her children are deeply traumatised after their 11month-old cat was recently bitten to death right in front of them by a dog without a leash. Corné Davies lives across from Radloff Park and says pet owners regularly walk their dogs there. She says although there is signage clearly indicating that all dogs need to be kept on a leash, this appears to be the exception rather than the rule. - page 4


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Hond sonder leiband byt huiskat dood ILLANA FRANTZ ’n Diereliefhebber van Somerset-Wes sê haar kinders is erg getraumatiseer nadat haar 11 maande oue kat verlede week deur ’n hond sonder ’n leiband voor hul oë doodgebyt is. Corné Davies woon oorkant Radloff Park en sê troeteldier-eienaars loop daagliks met hul honde daar. Sy sê hoewel daar ’n bord is wat duidelik stipuleer dat alle honde ’n leiband moet dra, gebeur dit slegs in uitsonderlike gevalle. Sy wil nou die belangrikheid van ’n leiband beklemtoon nadat haar kat Poppy Moo, Donderdag (24 Januarie) doodgebyt is. Sy vertel sy, haar man en twee kinders, Emily (7) en Liam (11) buite, voor hul huis gestaan het terwyl Poppy Moo onder hul motor in die oprit gespeel het. “Ewe skielik het die vicious hond oor die

Guidelines for assisting SAPS after a break in The Somerset West police provided the following tips to the public when they report housebreaking cases: ) When reporting a housebreaking case for insurance purposes only, please supply the police with a designated time when there is someone at home for officers to come and dust for fingerprints. ) When reporting stolen items, please ensure you have the serial numbers of all stolen items. ) Please refrain from installing windows and/or broken locks after a break-in before the police have arrived on the scene. This is detrimental to the investigation. ) Please refrain from reporting false cases. This will be investigated and guilty parties will be charged with perjury.

val? Ek het ook twee ander muur gespring en vir Poppy honde, wat van hulle?” Moo aan die nek gegryp. Ons Richard Bosman, uitvoehet so groot geskik. Ek en my rende direkteur van veiligseun het letterlik probeer om heid en sekuriteit vir die Stad die hond se kake van Poppy Kaapstad, het gesê dat dit onMoo af te kry, maar kon dit nie moontlik is vir wetstoepasregkry nie.” sers om al die Stad se parke 24 Davies beskryf die hond as uur te monitor. groot, swart en as ’n staffie ge“Ons maak dus staat op die kruis met ’n boelterriër. publiek om ons oë en ore te “Kort daarna het die hond se wees en dit te rapporteer sodat eienaar hom kom haal, sonder die nodige stappe geneem kan om sy naam te roep. Hy het eenword.” voudig net gesê ‘haal jou kat ’n Hond sonder ’n lei­ Hy het bygevoeg, afhangend van my hond af,’ en weggeloop band het verlede week van die erns van die oortreasof hy op die strand stap. Ons vir Poppy Moo in haar ding, kan die oortreder ’n was te geskok om nog met hom huis se oprit doodgebyt. skulderkenningsboete van te praat of sy kar se registrasieFOTO: VERSKAF tussen R500 en R2 000 betaal. nommer te vat.” Insidente van honde wat sonder leibande Davies sê hulle is nou bekommerd oor hul in openbare plekke loop, kan by 021 596 1999 kinders se veiligheid. “Wat as ’n hond volgende keer ’n kind aan- aangemeld word.

Moenie intimidasie deur ‘karwagte’ duld ILLANA FRANTZ Deon Myburgh van die Strand sê hy is besorg oor die veiligheid van ander mense ná ’n onderonsie met ’n selfaangestelde karwag in die SSK die afgelope naweek. Myburgh vertel hy het Saterdag omstreeks 11:00 sy Land Rover in Markstraat naby die poskantoor parkeer. Een van die selfaangestelde karwagte het hom genader en gesê hy sal na sy motor kyk. Myburgh het gesê dit sal nie nodig wees nie, aangesien sy voertuig wel ’n alarm het. Hy het toe die amptelike parkeerbeampte betaal en sy inkopies gaan doen. Met sy terugkoms het Myburgh in sy motor geklim en nie die ander karwag betaal nie. Hy was egter nie hiervoor te vinde nie en het op Myburgh begin skel. “Hy het geskel en gesê dat die amptelike parkeerbeampte nie na die karre kyk nie, maar dat hý dit doen. Ek moet die amptelike ou betaal, want dis die wet.” Hy het toe in sy motor geklim, maar toe hy wou wegtrek het die selfaangestelde karwag op sy motordeksel gekap, iets wat Myburgh baie ontstel het. “Ek was kwaad, maar ek het my cool ge-

hou. Ek kon nog die situasie hanteer, maar wat as dit met ’n vrou gebeur het? Of wat as een van hulle ’n weerlose bejaarde man of vrou so intimideer om hulle te betaal? “ ’n Mens mag nie die wet in eie hande neem nie, maar dan moet iemand iets doen. Die wette wat daar gestel is, moet toegepas word,” het Myburgh gesê. JP Smith, burgemeesterskomiteelid vir veiligheid en sekuriteit, het gesê informele karwagte is nie wettig nie. “In terme van die Nasionale Padverkeerwet, kan wetstoepassers slegs aksie neem wanneer daar klagtes van slegte gedrag en aggressie aangemeld word. “Die Stad verstaan dat baie individue op dié manier ’n inkomste verdien en dus word daar baie keer vergunnings gemaak. Maar wanneer daar sulke klagtes is, is ons genoodsaak om op te tree.” Smith het bygevoeg dat indien lede van die publiek deur informele karwagte gedreig of geïntimideer word wanneer hulle nie hul sin kry nie, moet hulle dit by die veiligheid en sekuriteit blitslyn by 021 596 1999 aanmeld. Wetstoepassers sal dan die saak ondersoek.

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Atletiek by SWPS Die jaarlikse Miniatletiekbyeenkoms vind op Dinsdag 5 Februarie op die baan van die Laerskool Somerset-Wes plaas. ’n Vorige skoolhoof, mnr. Lukas Potgieter, het hierdie byeenkoms, wat ’n kombinasie van hoër- en laerskole insluit, van stapel gestuur. Dit is die 43ste agtereenvolgende jaar dat dit plaasvind. Atlete van die volgende skole neem deel: Hoërskool Hottentots-Holland, Brackenfell, Parel Vallei, Grabouw, Paul Roos en Strand. Laerskole van Eversdal, SomersetWes, Bellpark, Danie Ackerman, Gordonsbaai, Durbanville asook Durbanville Voorbereiding, Gene Louw, Mikro, Welgemoed, Lochnerhof, Primêre Seunskool en Grabouw sal deelneem. Die byeenkoms begin om 18:00 en die eerste drie atlete in elke item sal ’n geskenk ontvang.


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Church now playground for vagrants ILLANA FRANTZ Four suspects were arrested after being caught with drugs on the grounds of the historical Dutch Reformed Church in Church Street, Somerset West on Friday 25 January. According to Somerset West resident Beatrice Wiltshire, the church and the CDB as a whole, have become an eyesore. “We wrote letters complaining

about the state of affairs to the authorities, but there is still little improvement. “Parts of the town centre have slipped into a decline of slum-like proportions. At times it is rife with gangster activity and it’s mostly a no-go zone,” she said. Wiltshire said the church’s decline accelerated from about June last year when the cul-de-sac in front of the church became the site of an illegal taxi stacking facility. “At that time a small nursery

No respect shown for the graves on the church grounds.

PHOTO: BEATRICE WILTSHIRE

school which occupied the premises, was forced to move out and the building stood empty, hence the grounds becoming a site of vagrant activity.” According to Wiltshire the iron gates at the front and back of the church were removed and graves were vandalised. The electrical supply to the church was disrupted by copper cable theft. Windows were broken into, in order to gain access and the inside of the church was also badly vandalised. “The historical graveyard now resembles a squatter camp.” On Friday 25 January a member of the Helderberg Crime Watch (HCW) visited the church grounds in another capacity. He noticed untoward activities on the property and called for assistance after which a response vehicle arrived promptly. Four suspects were detained after dagga and mandrax were found in their possession. SAPS were called to the scene and the suspects were arrested. At the time of going to print, constable Suzan Jantjies, spokesperson

REEDS TWEE JAAR VERMIS: Die Macassar­polisie het die publiek se hulp nodig met die ondersoek na Denise Coetzee wat sedert 22 Augustus 2010 vermis word. Tot op datum het daar geen nuwe inligting na vore gekom met betrekking tot die vermiste persoon se doen en late nie. Enige persoon met nuwe inligting, kan met speur­adjudant­offisier Hennie Swart by die Macassar­polisie se speurtak in verbin­ ding tree by 021 857 7107.

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for Somerset West SAPS, could not yet confirm the arrests made. Ward 84 councillor Stuart Pringle agrees that the CBD has been neglected for many years and that a series of steps have been initiated to find a solution. “I am certainly aware of the situa- Dutch Reformed Church in Church Street, Somerset tion in Church West, has been severely vandalised after becom­ Street and during ing the playground for vagrants and vandals. November I request“Although vagrancy isn’t a crime, ed a meeting with the traffic department to address the issue of the tax- street people do commit crimes and we need a coordinated response.” is. He added that two law enforceThis site meeting is set scheduled ment officers, paid for out of ward for next week. Pringle added that he has man- 15 and 84 ward allocations, were apaged to set up a meeting with the pointed three weeks ago and will Somerset West SAPS to discuss spend most of their time in the CBD. According to Pringle, the vision ways of combating criminal activity by street people, including at the from this meeting will go out for public participation in the next church. “I will be meeting SAPS and with month to allow residents to have a the City’s Displaced People’s Unit say in what shape they would like to see the CBD. soon.


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NIKITA SYLVESTER The 18-year-old Indigenous Plants Nursery at the Helderberg Nature Reserve is set to close and cease operations by the end of March this year. Friends of Helderberg Nature Reserve say although they and many residents sincerely regret the closure of the nursery, they have agreed to see method in the madness.

Penny Smith overlooks the Indigenous Plants Nursery that will close by the end of March 2013.

According to David Macdonald, vice chairman for the management committee of Friends of Helderberg Nature Reserve, the biodiversity management branch of the City of Cape Town has requested that The Friends close the nursery to comply with the City’s flora management policy which no longer permits nurseries and plant propagation within reserves due to the risks of hybridisation and invasive species. “We understand that this policy constitutes best conservation practice and we accept it as a necessary step to help ensure that Helderberg Nature Reserve will qualify to be formally proclaimed as a municipal nature reserve under national environmental regulations.” Proclamation will provide the best possible long-term protection against pressures from land developers and radio towers. Linda Wienand who assisted in establishing the nursery 18 years ago and has been a faithful volunteer until now, says although she is rather shocked and upset about the closure they had a good run. “We helped educate the community and helped many eco-schools in the area,” explains Wienand. She says that residents should continue to

plant indigenous plants in their gardens, “it is water-wise, as succulent plants don't need a lot of water and it attracts various kinds of birds and butterflies.” Macdonald added that the nursery was subsequently expanded to become a popular source of plants and advice for many gardeners. “We are most grateful to all the volun- Loyal servants to the Indigenous Plants Nursery, Linda Wienand, teers who have Sylvia Jones and Penny Smith have spent more than a decade worked so hard over working at the nursery. the years to care for the delicate cuttings and shrubs and have pro- Cape. “We recommend that residents contact othvided service and advice to the public.” According to Osman Asmal, director of the er nurseries in their area for information on environmental resource management depart- indigenous plants and to find out what indigement for the City of Cape Town, the plants sold nous plants they have on offer.” A closing-down sale is currently being held at the Indigenous Plants Nursery at the Helderberg Nature Reserve were purchased from at the nursery with most of the remaining several larger nurseries within the Western plants being sold at 30% discount.

Family members die on same date On 18 January 2003 Elna du Toit’s daughter, Heloise Schwab, was treated with medicine for a bladder infection. She had an allergic reaction to the medication and died. On exactly the same day, a decade later, Du Toit laid her mother, Francina Lategan, to rest next to her daughter after she had died from cancer. “It’s a terrible time for me. My mother was ill with cancer and I brought her home and she died in my arms,” says Du Toit. “They are buried next to each other. It opens the hurt again for one, and brings back all the memories.” Du Toit lost her 22-year-old daughter when she took her to a Gordon’s Bay doctor to get a prescription for her bladder infection. The prescription was filled by their usual pharmacist opposite the doctor’s rooms. Schwab, who unknowingly was allergic to penicillin, took the medication as instructed, but broke out in a rash shortly afterwards. Du Toit rushed her back to the pharmacy, but by the time they arrived there, she had started turning blue. The pharmacist administered injections to Heloise, but by the time an ambulance arrived, she was unconscious and had to be resuscitated. Schwab was in a coma for eight days, before she died. The case went to court, and dragged on for five years, but neither the doctor nor the pharmacist was found guilty of negligence. “She was alive and healthy. She only had

an infection. After seeing the doctor and the pharmacist, she died, but they say no one is responsible,” says Du Toit. “One can never make peace with it. There is no closure.” The trauma still haunts Du Toit. “Every time a family member has to go to a doctor, I’m in a state. The fear starts all over again.”

The article covering the formal inquest into Heloise Schwab’s death, as covered by the District Mail in 2006. PHOTO: SUPPLIED


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Goeie tye word vir altyd saam gedra Francious Hoop is op Woensdag 23 Januarie op die ouderdom van 43 oorlede. Francious was ’n boorling van Darling, maar het vir meer as 30 jaar in die Strand gewoon. Francious, beter bekend as Fransie of Hopie, het sy skoolloopbaan by Strand Sekondêre Skool voltooi, en later, tot en met sy dood by Blue Whale Patrol in die rang van kaptein gewerk het. Op sy dag was hy ’n kranige rugbyspeler en was tot aan die einde van sy lewe ’n Strand liga-ondersteuner. Rodger Daniels, eienaar van Blue Whale Patrol, beskryf Francious as “ ’n saggeaarde reus met ’n hart van goud”. “Dit is met ’n swaar gemoed dat ons besef die Dawid en Jonatan vriendskap tussen my

en hom is vir altyd verby. Nooit weer sal ons die spreekwoordelike Vinkel en Koljander wees nie. Hy was ’n merkwaardige persoon wat met nederigheid, omgee en liefde vir ander gevul was,” het Daniels gesê. Francious was ook vroeër jare ’n wetstoepassingsbeampte in diens van die destydse Helderberg-administrasie. “Ons het goeie tye gehad, Hopie, tye wat niemand uit ons harte uit kan neem nie en herinneringe wat ons altyd saam met ons sal dra.” Francious se begrafnis vind Saterdag 2 Februarie om 09:00 by die huis, te Firland Meadow, Gordonsbaai, plaas. Die kerkdiens volg om 11:00 in die Ou Apostoliese Kerk, Rusthof, Strand. Die ter aarde bestelling is in die Rusthof-begrafplaas. ’n Bus sal by die kerk beskikbaar wees.

Oumagrootjie sal gemis word Freda Johanna Arendse (82), ’n geliefde inwo- hou, gevolg deur ’n private verassing. Freda word oorleef deur ’n seun, vier dogner van die Strand, is op 26 Desember ná ’n ters en ’n aantal klein- en agterkleinkinders, siekbed in die Tygerberg-hospitaal oorlede. waarvan die jongste twee Sy was ’n nooi Lindeop dieselfde dag as hul ouboom gebore, ’n niggie van magrootjie se gedenkAlbert en Philip Lindediens, enkele ure na meboom wat as bouer-broers kaar in die hospitaal gebovan formaat bekend was. re is. Ten spyte van haar swak “Met haar goeie sin vir gesondheid die afgelope humor, sou sy seker gepaar jaar, het sy steeds baie skerts het dat die babaseun vir haar medemens omgeen -dogter se aankoms op gee en dikwels as vrywillidié dag nogal perfect tiger by die Helderberg-hosming was,” het Keith Linpies uitgehelp. deboom namens die famiSy was ook ’n knap koeklie gesê. bakker en jarelange lid van Die familie bedank die Rusthof Metodistegraag almal vir blyke van kerkkoor. ’n Gedenkdiens meegevoel en gelukwense is op Nuwejaarsdag in die ontvang. stampvol kerk vir haar ge- Freda Johanna Arendse

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31 Januarie, 2013

Sê jou sê

District

Mail Patience absent on roads at time of fire Fire fighters and traffic officials in the Helderberg had their hands full fighting fires and controlling traffic on Monday. An estimated 7 000 hectares of land, including farmlands, alien vegetation and indigenous fynbos, were destroyed in raging veld fires which swept across the Boland. These runaway fires were fanned by winds in excess of 40km/h and caused huge clouds of smoke over the Helderberg, making visibility difficult for motorists. Extra traffic officials from the City of Cape Town were called in to try and ease the traffic congestion. While all of this was happening motorists, who had been stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, were hooting and shouting abuse at other motorists and traffic officials – some even overtaking on the left side of the road putting firemen’s lives at risk and making matters worse. If everybody just displayed a little more patience and did not only think of themselves and looked at the bigger picture things would have flowed a lot smoother.

Dankie Neville Cooper Baie baie dankie aan Yellow Wood Tree Felling. Neville Cooper en sy mense het my uit my grootste penarie gehelp. Die grootste boom op my erf het op my motorhuis geval. Dit was op ’n Saterdag. My motorhuis se deur kon nie oopgemaak word om my Mercedes uit te trek nie. Ná vele oproepe het ek by Yellow Wood Tree Felling uitgekom. Neville Cooper, die eienaar, het gesê dat hulle normaalweg nie Saterdae werk nie, maar dat ek hom ’n uur moet gee om my te kom help. Hulle was regtig baie vinnig by my. Met hul vaardigheid en briljante kennis is my probleem opgelos. Baie dankie vir jul harde werk en vriendelikheid. Ek sal julle altyd aanbeveel.

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SMOKY SUNSET: The fires and smoke experienced in the Helderberg this past week led to some spectacular sunsets, such as this one taken by Peter Bee on Strand beach earlier this week.

Restaurant patrons grumbling in Gordon’s Bay During September I purchased vouchers from City Slicker for meals at Harbour Lights Restaurant in Gordon’s Bay. During the second week of December, we made a reservation and mentioned the vouchers. We called the following morning, explaining that we wanted to bring along two more paying guests. On arrival at the restaurant my fiancee produced the voucher upon which the waiter said they do not accept them. I asked to speak to the manager and when I asked what the problem was, he stated the voucher had expired as there was a printing error on it. I asked why he accepted the reservation, but he denied having had the conversation with my fiancee. I then insisted on speaking with the owner, who was on the way.

Fifteen minutes later a man arrived introducing himself as the brother-in-law of the owner. After listening to my story he apologized, stating it was a misunderstanding and asked us to stay and enjoy the evening. A little while later another man came to our table saying he was the owner and would not honour the vouchers, and unless we were prepared to pay, we should leave. It was the worst treatment I have ever experienced in a restaurant. There was obviously some disagreement between the restaurant and City Slicker, and I and my guests had to bear the brunt of it. City Slicker has responded to my complaint by offering to refund the vouchers. Patrons beware!

DISGRUNTLED PATRON STRAND

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Lights and City Slicker: We featured a promotion for Harbour Lights Restaurant in Gordon’s Bay on our website from 24 -26 September. This promotion consisted of vouchers valid from 27 September to 5 November. There was an error on our side and an incorrect expiry date was featured (27 December instead of the 5 November). As soon as the error was discovered, we corrected the expiry date. However, we were not able to amend vouchers that had already been edited and printed by the first clients. This unfortunately resulted in clients printing vouchers with an expiry date of 27 December. We apologise profusely for any confusion arising from our technical error and propose a full refund to all clients who did not have the opportunity to use their vouchers because of this error.

Remember to use the Consumer Protection Act Over the past few months I have experienced major problems – on two separate occasions – regarding the return of defective goods within the warranty period with a large retail store in Somerset West. From the comments of other disgruntled customers at the returns counter, it is obvious that many people are not aware of their rights

in terms of the Consumer Protection Act. With this in mind I would like to draw the attention of your readers to section 56 of the Act, which provides that when returning defective goods to a supplier during the warranty period, a consumer has the right to opt for either a refund, a replacement or repairs to the item. Furthermore, in the absence of a specific warranty

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Disgusted with Somerset West

) Aan die personeel van Spar Cinnamon Square, baie dankie vir jul uitstekende diens wat jul lewer. ’n Paar van die ander winkels kan regtig ’n paar tips by jul kom vang. ) Die dame met die maroon Ford XR3 in Alabamastraat, draai asseblief op jou kant van die pad, jy het amper my en my seuntjie laat verongeluk. ) To our precious dad and husband, God’s richest blessings on your 75th birthday on 2 February. Daddy may you have a blessed day, may your years ahead be filled with joy. Much love, Mom, Mynie, Jonathan and Jade, Varety, Shawn and Jarred, Wayne and family. ) Happy 2nd birthday Cody Storm Roux. May you be blessed abundantly today and always. Stay as sweet as you are. Lots of love, Shakeel and Waseem Moosa

I am a resident of Somerset West and I just want to say that I am totally disgusted in the way our beautiful town has turned into a filthy, smelly town. What are the councillors doing about this mess

especially in front of the Post Office and Shoprite parking area? People are just doing there business everywhere - stinking urine and faeces. Please, I’m begging whoever is in charge in the Somer-

covering the item purchased, the section introduces an implied warranty which will be valid for six months from the date of purchase or delivery. If the supplier fails to comply with your legitimate request, a complaint may be lodged with the Western Cape Consumer Centre (on 0800 007 081).

LAURAINE PULFORD SOMERSET WEST

set West area or ward councillor to please do something about this problem of restoring our little town and giving back its dignity.

R VAN NIEKERK SOMERSET WEST

Dringend op soek na ’n poppe-dokter My naam is Matilda en ek is 46 jaar oud. Ek het onlangs lelik geval en altwee my arms is uit potjie en daar is ’n lelik skeur onder my een arm. Daar is splinters rondom my nek en ’n kraak in my borsbeen. Ek verlang dringend na ’n poppe-dok-

ter om my weer heel te maak. Van ouderdom het my hare ook begin uitval en voel ek lelik. Poppe-dokter asseblief, ek wil saam met my mens-ma oud word om ons kleindogter Kayla (2) te sien grootword. Ek kan nie meer loop nie, want dalk val ek weer en

moet nou maar in die hoek staan soos ’n stout kind. En o ja, jammer poppe-dokter, maar ek het nie medies nie. As daar iemand is wat my dringend kan help.

SANETTE RALPH GORDONSBAAI

) Ek wil graag van die geleentheid gebruik maak om vir mnr. Botes te bedank vir die verwydering van die bye uit my ventilasie gat. Baie dankie, mnr. Botes. Stel­ la, Garden Village. ) The Spar Cinnamon Square School Campaign is really a good idea. I hope all the other businesses will do the same to support our schools. ) Sal die mense ophou om hulle vullis op die veld langs Rusthofstraat, Strand, te gooi? Wil julle so tussen die gemors bly? Die afval-aflaaiterrein in Gordonsbaai is van Maandag tot Saterdag oop vanaf 08:00 tot 18:30. Vat jou rommel soontoe. ) George and Pam Kaapzicht are very much missed. No where to go for tea or supper, out of wind with lovely staff and best pancakes in whole world. The Hofmeyrs ) Verlore rolstoel gevind op die hoek van Hoofweg en Townsendstraat, Strand. Kontak asseblief 021 853 7201. ) Aan my ma, Lenie Diedericks, baie geluk met mamma se 80ste verjaarsdag op 22 Januarie. God’s rykste seën. Baie liefde, Shirley en familie ) Baie geluk met mamma se 80ste verjaarsdag. Bridgitte en Byron ) Ek stem saam met Hans Poot dat ons landdros en die gevangenisdiens te vergewensgesind is. Die SAP se min suksesse word ongedaan gemaak deur justisie en GIPS. Dis soos om water in ’n lekkende emmer te gooi. ) Please help Pat O’Neill with money to buy the ground to keep the monkeys and baboons. 082 579 7553. Was in Huisge­ noot and You magazine, 10 January 2013. Please help Pat, God will bless you, Pat. Rina Bezui­ denhout ) To the lady residing at Olive Grove complex driving a red Chev Spark. The residents of Yellowwood Close do not appreciate your reckless and irresponsible driving. We have children on bicycles and pedestrians using our street too, if you don’t mind. ) Strand Fire Brigade. Response time to a fire in Disa Road, Gordon’s Bay on Friday 25 January. I predicted 10 minutes, actual response time 7 minutes. Johannesburg cannot match this. Excellent. Trevor Hawley, Gordon’s Bay ) I would be more than willing to report cases of dangerous driving, but need to know the phone number of where to do so please. Rae Thornton Smith

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Nuus News

31 Januarie, 2013

District

Diary Send diary entries to:

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VRYDAG 1 FEBRUARIE

Bester by 021 856 2265.

STRAND: ) NG-gemeente Strand se plaasmark in Faganstraat om 09:00. 0 Jakkie: 083 384 0843. ) ’n Verkoping van goeie tweedehandse klerasie en goedere vind elke Vrydag vanaf 09:00 – 12:00 by die Strand-dienssentrum in De Villiersstraat plaas. 0 Estelle Marais: 021 854 4552. ) Die Strand Biblioteekvriende se eerste boekverkoping vanaf 10:00 – 13:00, en môre (Saterdag) vanaf 09:00 –13:00 in die voorportaal. Vir navrae of skenkings, bel vir Anna-Marie by 021 852 3277.

SOMERSET WEST: ) The Olde Oaks Farm Stall at 3 Derrick Drive, Somerset West Business Park every Sunday from 10:00 – 15:00. Homebaked treats, fresh organic produce, arts and crafts, olives, pickles, pâtés, jewellery, plants and containers, perfumes, entertainment and a fully licensed pub on offer. The Animal Rescue Organisation will be selling books and t-shirts to raise funds. 0Mandy: 082 374 6648.

THURSDAY 31 JANUARY

SATURDAY 2 FEBRUARY

SOMERSET WEST: ) The Toughlove support group meets at Church of Christ, on the corner of Irene and Lourensford Roads, at 19:15. 0 Petro: 082 921 9131. ) Join the Nutritional support group at 18:00 in the Mediclinic Vergelegen restaurant for an talk on Popular diets – the inside story. Speaker: Clinical dietician Caryn Straker. Entrance free. Bring R5 to enter a raffle to win a nutritional goodie bag. To book your seat, call Tracy on 021 851 6228. ) The Reach for Recovery Breast Cancer support group’s talk at 09:30 for 10:00 in the Mediclinic Vergelegen boardroom. Guest speaker: Anel Kirsten. Topic: Breast cancer – escape the Westernised diet. Call Reach for Recovery on 082 357 0497.

GORDON’S BAY: ) Friends of the Gordon’s Bay Library’s book sale at the library from 09:00 –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.

STELLENBOSCH: ) The Robin Auld Trio are playing live at Remhoogte Wine Estate at 18:30. The trio consists of Robin Auld (guitar and vocals), Schalk Joubert (bass guitar) and Barry van Zyl (drums). Enjoy their vibrant music with a cold glass of wine and something to eat from our gourmet food stand. Tickets: R100. For bookings visit www.pnptickets.co.za or call 021 889 5005.

GORDONSBAAI: ) Die NG Kerk Gordonsbaai se eerste sessie van hul ses-week reeks, 40 Dae van Doelgerigte Liefde, om 08:00, 10:00 en 18:45. Tema: Die liefde maak die meeste saak. Word deel van ’n omgee-groep vir verdere bespreking van die onderwerp gedurende die week. Vir meer inligting, bel die kerkkantoor by 021 856 1654; Judy Beukes by 021 856 3807 of Jurgen

FRANSCHHOEK: ) Stellenbosch hiking club’s 9 km hike in Wolwekloof. Remember to bring costumes, there are many inviting pools en route to the waterfall. Meeting point: in front of the JS Marais building in Vicoria Street, Stellenbosch. Other meeting points are arranged for hikers from other areas. Cost: non-members R20, R40 towards petrol for those wanting a lift. SONDAG 3 FEBRUARIE

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MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY SOMERSET WEST: ) The Sugar Guild holds its AGM in the library hall at 19:00. Marion Smith presents a demonstration on transforming sugar-coated Easter eggs into characters. All welcome. 0 Anny Mac Donald: 082 473 9513. ) The Voice In Action Film and Drama Academy’s free film-making workshop for teenagers (grades 7 –12) from 16:00 –17:00 at the Somerset West Baptist Church. This workshop will be a first in a series of up-coming film workshops and is ideal for any aspiring young filmmaker with an avid interest in film, drama, acting or media. Limited to 20 students. For bookings email Jennifer Pietersen at voice.in.action.drama@gmail.com. ) The Helderberg Quilter’s Guild meet in the library hall at 09:30. Email Christa van Rensburg at jim.christa.jvr@gmail.com. DINSDAG 5 FEBRUARIE SOMERSET-WES: ) Die Helderberg-seniorklub kom om 09:00 vir 09:30 in die Korinte-saal van die NG Kerk Firmountweg byeen. Inspirerende praatjie deur Hennie Symington. Tema: Maak 2013 ’n hemelse tyd. Ledegeld van R40 betaalbaar. Besoekers betaal R10 (sluit tee in). 0 Isabel Lubbe: 021 855 1528.

Diabetic diet debate The Somerset West Diabetic Support Group’s first meeting of 2013 is on Thursday 31 January in the Mediclinic Vergelegen Restaurant at 18:30. A speaker from the Sanmari MacRoberts Group will speak on the topic The Diabetic Diet: the myths and truths about it. All interested persons are welcome; no admission fee. Refreshments provided. Call Peter Kinnaird on 021 851 7499/ 082 747 5116.

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ACVV Huis Jan Swart hou ’n potjiekoskompetisie op Saterdag 23 Februarie. Daar is ’n verskeidenheid potte om van te kies (skaap, bees, hoender, seekos, wild en pasta). Marius Dippenaar sal vermaak verskaf. Kaartjies kos R40 (sluit in potjieporsie, rys, tuisgebakte brood, jellie en vla) en is beskikbaar by Henriette of Anderesa by 021 854 3763. Etes kan vanaf 17:00 afgehaal word.


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Skole Schools

31 Januarie, 2013

The excitement of starting their ‘big’ school career The Grade 1 pupils of Somerset College started their “big” school career on Wednesday 16 January.

HHH CRICKET: The first cricket team of Hottentots­Holland High School recently won their first match against Stellenbosch High School by four wickets. Past pupils of HHH sponsored the team’s shirts and caps. Pictured here is Adriaan Carelse (left) captain of the first cricket team, with Kevin Dockrall, coach of the first cricket team, receiving the caps and shirts from one of the sponsors, Matthew Knott who attended HHH during 2004 and is currently at Helderberg Cricket Development Centre.

Joshua Human with his dad, Marthinus.

Massimo Kontopirakis and Troy Hunt with Taryn Rose­ Innes (Grade 4 teacher) go­ ing into the hall for their first assembly.

Hughan Crouse with his dad, Smit.

Nina Gräbe and Johanna Dornier lining up for their first assembly.

Records a plenty at Parel Vallei’s annual interhouse athletics meet Parel Vallei High School had their annual interhouse athletics meet on Friday 25 January. A total of 13 school records were broken.

Seen here (from left) are the tro­ phy winners of the day, James Holmes (junior victor ludorum), Jessica Whitfield (senior victrix lu­ dorum), Reece Buchan (senior victor ludorum) and Rebecca Kaps (junior vic­ trix ludorum).

Nassau won the spirit cup on the day.

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S-Wes Primêr se sportsterre Somerset-Wes Primêr het Vrydag 18 Januarie hul jaarlikse interhuis-atletiekbyeenkoms gehou. Zoë Linders is aangewys as victrix ludorum en Breyton Poole as victor ludorum. Die skool se interhuis-gala het Woensdag 23 Januarie plaasgevind, waar die verskeie victor en victrix ludorum ook aangewys is.

Samantha Herman (junior victrix lu­ dorum) en Kobus van Schalkwyk by die interhuis­gala.

Kobus van Schalkwyk en Jesse Linders (senior victor ludorum) by die interhuis­ gala.

Kobus van Schalkwyk (skoolhoof) oorhandig die junior victor ludorum aan Marinus Roux by die interhuis­ gala.

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Skoolhoof Kobus van Schalkwyk en Isabella Booyens (senior victrix ludo­ rum) by die interhuis­gala.

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Leefstyl Lifestyle

31 Januarie, 2013

U3A kicks off

Enchanted by the park-like surrounds and the quirky hand-made crafts and arts, countless Helderberg residents and tourists made their way to the Country Craft Market on Saturday. The craft market, which has been operating since 1983, is held at Southey’s Vines in Main Road, Somerset West, on Saturday at 08:00, and runs until 13:00. The next market will take place on 9 February.

Anne Brandt received a free demonstration by crafter Sharon Phuti of how to use the hair pins she was interested in.

Amongst the many visitors were (from left) Joachim Mueller, Barbara Hirsiger and Inge Mueller.

Gert and Silvia Knoop, Marian Gaurts and Louis Armstrong took a moment to enjoy the lovely surroundings.

Young crafters Jade Boyce (11) and Nicola White (11) sold flower pens, animal cray­ ons and lollies to visitors. Seen with them is, Joan Penfold.

Colleen Schlaphoff and Sharon Jewell had an eye on the soap made by crafter Nigel Burls (in the background).

Get into the swing of 2013 with the doyen of the Big Band era and broadcaster extraordinaire, Henry Holloway. He will be the guest speaker at the first Helderberg U3A meeting of 2013 on Wednesday 6 February at 10:00 in the Strand Town Hall. Henry excelled aca- Henry Holloway demically and in rugby. Early in 1974 he pestered the SABC English Service to present a radio series on Glen Miller. The then deputy head of the English Service, Stephen O’Reilly, asked Henry to do a series on Glen Miller. Miller Magic began in 1974 and ran for 26 weeks. During the next 38 years Henry produced and presented hundreds of radio programmes, especially in the big band swing, vocal and mainstream small-group jazz fields, within South Africa and beyond its borders. In Los Angeles in 2003 he became the first nonAmerican in history to be awarded America’s prestigious Golden Bandstand Award. During the past two and a half years he has been working on his autobiography. Former pres FW de Klerk and Ginny Mancini (Henry Mancini’s widow) among others have written endorsements for his book, which is titled Swing, Sing and All That Jazz. Lovers of the big band era are invited to Henry’s talk titled Glen Miller: The Music and the Mystery at R20. Members must wear their badges and renew their membership if they have not already done so. Call Brodwyn Wilson on 083 6040 784 or brodwyn@wilson.st.

The swinging 60s: In a musical filled with wonderful, evocative 1960s music, a group of teenagers remind us all what it was, and is, like to be young. A slice of Saturday Night is a show for everyone. Well, everyone over the age of 14 that is, as innocent first love competes with raging hormones. The show opened on Monday 21 January at the Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West and runs until 9 February. Starting times are at 20:00, with Sat­ urday 2 February being the exception, as the show starts at 18:30. Tickets are R85 and can be booked through Computicket. The cast members (from left) are: Brandon Tunnicliffe (as Rick), Daneel van Wyk (as Sue), Chantelle Combrinck (as Penny), Jarred Pitout (as Gary), Nicolette Fernandes (as Sharon), Jo Reid (as Bridget) and Gary “KaPow” Swart (as Eddie) with Neil Fer­ guson (as Eric) kneeling in front. PHOTO: JIM DOOLEY

STRAND-LEESKRING ONTVANG TOBIE WIESE: Oud­joernalis en skry­ wer Tobie Wiese is die Strand­leeskring se eerste gasspreker vir die jaar. Die praatjie vind plaas op Maandag 4 Feb­ ruarie om 15:00 in die Strand­biblio­ teeksaal. Tobie se boek, Die verhaal van Elandskloof, wat handel oor die nasate van sendinggemeenskappe tydens ’n grondhervormingsproses, word bekend­ gestel. Die boek vertel van die wankelri­ ge begin van Elandskloof as sendingsta­ sie en hoe politiek en maghebbers die lewens van gewone mense beïnvloed het. Dis ’n ware verhaal wat die menslike drama van grondverskuiwings belig. Toegangsfooi is R10 vir gaste.

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Chester not to be missed Chester Missing is able to talk so frankly and directly with the ruling party and opposition alike. He is also a weekly columnist for the award winning news site www.zanews.co.za Armed with a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology, Conrad Koch is recognised as SA’s top ventriloquist, Unfortunately for Chester he unique at combining culturis accompanied by his annoyal insight with hilarious ing ventriloquist Conrad Koch commentary and puppetry. and Conrad’s puppet sidekicks He is constantly exploring Hilary, the outrageous diva Osnew directions in the ventritrich and Ronnie, the lunatic loquial art form where the green monster. Chester wants drama of politics lends itself to be the star, but these other to satire and the theatre foolish characters keep getting stage. in the way. Ticket prices are R90 for As a political analyst Chester the previews and R130 for all Missing has broken new Ventriloquist Conrad Koch with politi­ other performances. Book ground with his outrageous cal puppet, Chester Missing. through Computicket, Shohard hitting, funny and frank interviews with the country’s political elite. This prite and Checkers outlets or phone the Baxter Theincludes Gwede Mantashe, Zwelinzima Vavi, atre on 021 685 7880. Performances are at 20:15 from Helen Zille, Mosioua Lekota, Blade Nzimande, Pa- Tuesday to Saturday, except the 16th which starts at 19.00. The show is 65 minutes and there is an tricia De Lille, Bantu Holomisa and others. It is unprecedented world-wide that a puppet like age restriction; PG 13 L.

Chester Missing, SA’s most famous, contentious political puppet, from e.tv’s Late Night News with Loyiso Gola, has embarked on a blazing national road show which premiers at the Baxter’s Golden Arrow Studio from 14 to 23 February.

HAZE IS READY TO ROCK: SA Idols runner­up Mark Haze’s debut album, Where Angels Fear to Fly, was released last year and he is now embarking on a nationwide tour. Join Haze and his band for a rocking performance at Bertie’s Moorings in Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay at 21:00 on Saturday 2 February. En­ trance is free.

What’s on Helderberg bands are all set to provide entertainment galore at various venues this weekend. ) The band Silverland performs live at Starbar in Somerset West on Thursday 31 January. The very talented duo of Paul Clogg and Stewart Dixon will be playing genres of rock, blues, jazz and reggae from 20:00. Phone Lee on 0 082 458 8858 for more information. ) Stoneage is performing at The Long Bar in Gordon’s Bay on Friday at 20:00. You can also relax with them under the trees at the Root44 Market at Audacia Wine Estate on the R44 on Sunday 3 February from 12:30. Guests can also look forward to stalls aplenty and wine sales at the market. Phone Janet on 0 074 1944 160 for more information. ) After a successful spate of gigs on the South Coast, Session returns to rock the Helderberg. You can see them at Bart’s Tavern in the Strand on Sunday 3 February from 15:00. They are continuously adding new material to their already extensive repertoire for your enjoyment. For more information phone Jock 083 757 9133.

Overthrust, all the way from Ghanzi in Bot­ swana, will perform at the SummerFest’13 at the Klein Libertas Theatre in Stellenbosch this weekend.

All-metal variety at SummerFest’13 at Klein Libertas Helderberg rockers and metal-heads are in for a treat this weekend with the all-metal festivities at SummerFest’13. It is presented by www.metal4africa.com and takes place at the Klein Libertas Theatre in Stellenbosch this Saturday. Of particular interest this year is the inclusion of a band travelling all the way from the dusty town of Ghanzi in Botswana. This band, Overthrust, plays a rough blend of old-school metal crossed with their African heritage. Patrick Davidson, event coordinator for SummerFest’13, said this is a first for Overthrust. “The Botswana metal-heads have taken on the role of ‘guardians’ in their local communities. When Overthrust organises a gig in Ghanzi, it becomes a whole weekend affair which includes litter clean-ups, car and motorcycle washing for fundraising. Funds raised are donated to a local orphanage,” he said. The show will not be complete without a strong contingent of Cape Town locals. This includes, among others, Infanteria (Table View) who are launching their debut album at the event; Suiderbees (Durbanville); The Warinsane (Bothasig) and My Dark Fugue (Paarl). Entry fee is R70 at the gate, and the venue opens at 16:00. Additional information can be requested from darkfiend@metal4africa.com.

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PROMOTION Its’s that time of year again when hearts, chocolates and all things cute become the topic of conversation. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on 14 February by all who enjoy sharing their love with others. It is the one day of the year when most men swallow their pride and show off their sensitive side by surprising their partners with a candle-lit dinner and beautiful flowers, and when most women just relax and enjoy the attention.

Help PATCH this Valentine’s Day Treat your special someone this Valentine’s Day to a romantic evening at Blue Rock in Sir Lowry’s Pass, where the two of you can dine in style with a three-course meal and be carried away by the sweet sounds of a live pianist, while enjoying the view over Blue Rock’s lake. This Valentine’s Day special is from 18:00 until 22:00 at a cost of R295 per person (entrance free). Pre-booking and payment is essential. For more information call 021 858 1330 or visit www.bluerock.co.za.

Valentine’s Day Special Menu Starter:

Beetroot Carpaccio - marinated with lemon-mint dressing and served with goats cheese and garden leaves. or Home-made Cured beef - thinly shaved and served with melon and rocket salad.

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Seared beef fillet - set on creamed spinach and served with potato galette and drizzled port wine jus. or Grilled chicken fillet - stuffed with herb farcie, served with forest mushroom sauce and Tagliatelle.

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Support PATCH this Valentine’s Day by sending a gourmet cupcake to the one you love. Simply place your order with the PATCH office by calling 021 852 6110. Provide the address of the person you would like your cupcake to be de-

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livered to and PATCH will deliver it with love. Cupcakes cost R20 and the proceeds will go directly towards assisting child victims of sexual abuse in the Helderberg area. All orders to be placed by Monday 11 February 2013.


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New team to lead Winter Wonderland The Gordon’s Bay Winter Wonderland Festival is proud to announce that a new team will be organising the event for 2013. Every year around June/July, Gordon’s Bay comes alive with flickering lights and begins to bustle with hundreds of visitors. The new team of volunteers to the Winter Wonderland family are, Allan and Jeanette Budge, Ruben van Berge, Marlene Bramley, Anton Gerber and Tania Scheepers. Kevin Wearing and André Paulson will be in charge of fundraising. According to Tania Scheepers, events coordinator for Winter Wonderland 2013, a whole new look and a list of exciting events are planned. Some of the activities include a music concert, a variety of exciting food and funky arts and crafts and a host of surprises for the whole family. The new enchanted fairy forest promises to transport visitors to a world of fantasy and

magic. The ever popular ghost house will make its well anticipated return as well as the beach side fun fair, always a winner with young and old alike. A new addition to Winter Wonderland will be the transformation of The Old Cape Mall into a wine route, featuring great wines, decadent cheeses and ol- From the left, Ruben van Berge, Tania Scheepers, André Paulson, ives from local pro- Anton Gerber, Marlene Bramley, Jeanette Budge and Allan Budge. ducers. A number of projects have been identified tended to make this year a spectacular Carnithat will benefit from Winter Wonderland val of Lights. Let’s lift our spirits, community 2013. In the spirit of community building and and hands to create the kind of Gordon’s Bay friendship we ask that a helping hand be ex- we all love living in,” said Scheepers.

Employers’ remedies against unprotected strikes The recent spates of industrial action in the agricultural sector, which commenced in November 2012 and continued on 9 January 2013, are nonprocedural and unprotected. Employee behaviour has also been characterized by intimidation, violence and severe destruction of property, totalling in the millions within the Western Cape. Employers should consider any of the following options as a remedy against such illegal strike action. ) Restraining interdicts: Section 68(1) of the Labour Relations Act gives the Labour Court exclusive jurisdiction to grant an interdict restraining any person from participating in a strike that does not comply with the provisions of the Act, or any conduct in contemplation or in furtherance of such a strike.

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) Compensation: Similarly the Labour Court also has jurisdiction to order the payment of ‘just and equitable compensation’ for any loss attributable to an unprotected strike. ) Discouragement: As in the case of protected strikes, the employer may withhold wages during unprotected strikes; Employers can also consider other measures to persuade workers not to strike, like e.g. withholding bonuses, rewarding nonstriking employees with an additional bonus; the refusal to back-date wages after a wage offer has been rejected. These options must however not unfairly discriminate against the strikers or amount to victimization. ) Disciplinary action short of dismiss-

al: The disciplinary penalty most commonly imposed on strikers after their return to work is a written or final written warning. However, the Code of Good Practice: dismissal expressly states that unprotected strikes may be regarded as a form of misconduct justifying dismissal. ) Lock-out: A further option to consider is to lock-out employees until they comply with the employers proposal. ) Termination of the contract: Dismissal is the ultimate sanction an employer can impose on unprotected strikers, assuming it is procedurally and substantively fair. Renier Krige, managing director, HR Direct.co.za, Human Resources, Services and Solutions.


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Stappe om te volg op pad ná en tydens aftrede Daar word dikwels gevra wat mense kan doen om te verseker dat hulle genoegsame fondse vir hul oudag het. Hier is ’n paar basiese beginsels wat deur elkeen toegepas kan word. ) Skaal af. Dit is baie belangrik om nie bo jou vuurmaakplek te leef nie. Deur van jou luukshede soos bv. satelliet-TV ontslae te raak en die maandelikse besparing op jou huisverband af te betaal kan jy in tien jaar meer as R100 000 spaar. ) Verminder rente wat jy betaal. Deur jou motor in 36 of 42 maande plek van 60 maande af te betaal, spaar jy ongelooflik baie rente. ) Hersien lewens- en korttermynverseke-

ring gereeld om te verseker jy betaal die laagste moontlike premie vir die beste voordele. ) Maak seker dat die geld wat jy maandeliks spaar vir aftrede, hetsy dit jou persoonlike uittredingsannuïteit is of jou werk se pensioenfonds, doeltreffend belê word. Moenie net goedsmoeds aanvaar dat jou werknemer die geld doeltreffend belê nie. ) Waak teen inflasie, (tans 6 %). Jou geld moet elke jaar met minstens 4 % meer as inflasie groei om te verseker dat jy genoeg inkomste sal hê. ) Waak daarteen om jou geld te konserwatief te belê. Geldmarkbeleggings, vaste deposito’s en spaarrekeninge sal nie inflasie klop nie. In reële terme verarm jy elke jaar.

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sedert die ontstaan daarvan, en ) Wees versigtig vir beleggings bied beleggers ’n goedkoop mediwat buitensporige hoë rente leum om geld te belê en boonop ’n wer. Ons hoor nog bykans elke belastingverligting daarop te kry maand van mense wat al hul geld Om op te som: Vergewis jouself verloor het omdat hulle gretig wat met jou geldsake aangaan. was en hoë opbrengste gejaag het. Maak seker jy weet waarheen jou Hierdie soort skemas sal vir altyd geld gaan, en presies wat jy daarvoortbestaan solank mense hoë voor betaal. Indien die antwoorde opbrengste najaag. Onthou altyd, op jou vrae nie bevredigend is nie, as ’n belegging jou meer rente kry ’n tweede opinie. Ek sal van bied as wat algemeen in die mark hierdie punte meer breedvoerig beskikbaar is, moet die rooi ligte Heinn Havinga bespreek in volgende uitgawes. al klaar begin flits. Heinn Havinga ) Optimaliseer jou belastingkorting wat jy Finansiele beplanner by PSG Konsult vanaf SAID ontvang vir bydraes tot aftree-annuïteite. Hierdie produkte het baie verander 0 021 851 3353

PROMOTION contribution to architecMarcus Smit Architects, esture. tablished in Gordon’s Bay by After 16 years in Gorowner Marcus Smit, have don’s Bay, the company gone from strength to relocated to Somerset strength since 1996. West during April last The company’s profile is diyear. verse with work undertaken in The move was made many market segments into be more central to the cluding office space planning, developing business single residential, commercentre in the Heldercial, wineries, lodges, guest berg. “Gordon’s Bay houses, farm buildings and served us well as a base schools. Here (from left) are Professor Schalk le Roux, for so many years, but Their team consists of regis- Roan van Vuuren, Hannes Jacobs, Bennu Smit, the time has come for a tered architects, architectural Itai Kahenga, Marcus Smit and Ansu Smit. change and a fresh new technologists and administrative staff. As registered architects the practice offers a complete profes- office. Our new location is more central to our client base built up over with the South African Council for the sional service. The Cape Institute for Architecture the years, including Elgin, Grabouw, Architectural Profession, The Cape Institute for Architecture and The Award for Excellence was awarded to Helderberg and Stellenbosch,” says South African Institute for Architects, the company in 2009 for a noteworthy an employer.

Contact information: Physical address: Unit 4 7 Bright Street Somerset West 7130 Postal address: PO Box 1191 Gordon’s Bay 7151 Office: 021 852 1362 Fax: 021 852 4040 E-mail: info@marcussmit.co.za Website: www.marcussmit.co.za

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The 60’s musical A slice of Saturday Night, opened at the Playhouse Theatre on Monday 21 January. It is directed by Giles Scott, the musical direction is done by Shiraz and Amanda Peacefull is responsible for the choreography. Last Thursday night’s show was in aid of Helderberg Hospice and the show was well attended for this good cause.

Right: Representing Helderberg Hospice at the show were (from left) Jenny Stidworthy (educational consultant for Helderberg Hos­ pice), Audrey Hoyle (fund­raising volunteer) and Patricia McNaught Davis (events, media and marketing for Helderberg Hospice).

Jamie Minus from Gordon’s Bay and Tamsyn Ess from Grabouw have known each other since grade one and declared their love to each other six years ago. On 17 December 2012 they said “I do” at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club. Among the patrons who enjoyed the musical were (from left) Dr Alen Stidworthy, Etienne Gouws (principal at Parel Vallei High School), Jenny Stidworthy, Marianne Gouws and Helen Bosworth­Smith.

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The Harrison family from Somerset West also en­ joyed the show. They are (from left) Stephen, Terry, Mandy and Leanne.

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Brian Bentley and Minnie Dreyer got married in the Dutch Refromed Church, Hottentots­Hol­ land on 9 December.

Mariette Dafel, dogter van Henry en Christine Dafel, en Tommie van Niekerk, seun van Elizabeth van Niekerk, het onlangs, wat hulle as “een van die gelukkigste dae in ons lewe,” beskryf, in die huwelik getree.


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All building plans professional CAD drawn. Cheapest rates, all areas. Contact Rory 0218510792 or 083 456 2823 info@theplanco.co.za

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Elektriese Herstelwerk Electrical Repairs

Somerset West (021) 851 5153 Stellenbosch (021) 883 2226

ALL FRIDGE AND DOMESTIC REPAIRS MOBILE WORKSHOP WENTZEL 083 897 2928 081 443 3396 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 & sell fridges No call out fee/Promt service 076 552 0272 www.fridgefreezermobile. co.za

SAT E L L I T E DISHES, LNB's

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

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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

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

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

Garden Refuse Removal and Builders Rubble Large & small loads 1 Ton bakkie or 3 ton lorry. Tel. 082 7392 895 or 072 770 6873

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

MOLE AWAY!!!

Let us worry about your moles!!!! Ph: 021-8532180 (w) or 083 769 2428

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ADMINISTRASIE KLERK - DATA VERWERKING

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Swembaddienste Swimming Pool Services

STRAND: VERVOER & LOGISTIEKE MAATSKAPPY

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Gevestigde - maatskappy benodig die dienste van 'n Administrasieklerk in die Strand.

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1.1 KRITIESE PRESTASIE AREAS . Verskeidenheid Administratiewe take. . Noukeurige dataverwerking en vaslegging. . Bewese syfervaardigheid 'n vereiste.

Algemeen General Vacancies GRASSNYDIENSTE Skakel Jaco by 071 685 0887

1.2 KWALIFIKASIE EN VEREISTES . Minimum Graad 12 . 3 tot 5 jaar toepaslike ondervinding. . Bereid en beskikbaar om ekstra tyd te werk wanneer vereis. . Goeie kommunikasie vaardighede in beide Afrikaans en Engels, moontlike derde taal magtig. . Gesonde interpersoonlike verhoudinge op alle vlakke. . Diensaanvaarding op kort kennisgewing.

Persoonlike Selfdedag Diens

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Teëlwerk/Vloere Tiling/Flooring

1.3 VERGOEDING .Onderhandelbaar volgens ondervinding en kwalifikasies. Voorkeur sal verleen word aan kandidate volgens die Maatskappy se beleid op gelyke indiensneming.

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Kandidate word uitgenooi om skriftelik aansoek te doen deur verkorte (maks.3bl.) CV's te e-pos aan: kenny@breede.co.za of te faks na: 0865847098 voor of op 8 Februarie 2013. (Neem asseblief kennis dat sou kandidate nie binne twee weke na die sluitingsdatum in verband met hul aansoeke verneem nie, hulle kan aanvaar dat hul aansoeke nie suksesvol was nie.)

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

MOTORS VEHICLES

ROOF TILES Try me for the best prices in town! You won't be sorry! Contact 082 370 8701

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JUNIOR TECHNICIAN S e n d C V t o accounts@massilly.co.za or fax to 021 851 0702 Tel: 021 851 7333

Motoronderdele Parts & Accessories

DOMESTICS NEEDED for housecleaning service. No sms's or missed calls. Tel. 083 283 7576

FORGET-MENOT GARDENS

5011 L 3748E

SUPERVISED, MAINTENANCE, MOWING, CLEAN UPS, RENOVATIONS, LANDSCAPING, WATERWISE OPTIONS, CONSULTATIONS, PRUNING.

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TEL: 021 851 4068

GORDON: 082 413 3442

FAX: 086 666 7930

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Dringend opsoek na gekwalifiseerde elektrisien met 'n bedradings lisensie 'n vereiste. Moet bestuurs lisensie hê en moet betroubaar en onder druk kan werk, en ook op sy eie kan werk. Moet ook nuut geboude huise se planne kan lees, uitlê en bedraad. Salaris is onderhandelbaar en wat dadelik kan begin. Skakel 021-853 4983 of faks CV na 021-853 4985

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Motors te Koop Vehicles for Sale KIA SORENTO 2005 Swart, volle diensgeskiedenis 233 000km.Goeie toestand R85 000. ( 076 766 2587 MOTORS EN BAKKIES GESOEK Skakel 079 777 1729

LEAD VOCALIST Bring your unique voice and experience to compliment this busy, dynamic Rock & Roll band. Call Janet 0741944160.

MESSELLAAR benodig wat kan pleister. ( 079 516 0994 AGENTE GESOEK Verdien ekstra inkomste deur die verkoop van 'n goeie gehalte bekostigbare hondekos. Vir meer inligting skakel Neil by 084 3910 791 of epos vanneethling007@gmail. com CURVES FOR WOMEN The world's largest fitness organisation is looking for a Part time position in Strand or Somerset West area. If you love to work with people and have interest in health and fitness , please s e n d a C V t o louis@curvesforwomen.co. za AVROY SHLAIN COSM. Become an agent and EARN extra MONEY We are in need of self motivated and hard working people. Earn from 25 to 31% commission Monthly incentives Management opportunities Start earning today!! Phone for appointment: 081 469 4427 peggydesousa@gmail.com Benodig Dienste van Huishulp: Maandag tot Vrydag. Raadplegende verwysings, 27 tot 40 jr Goeie gesondheid, netjies, betroubaar, eerlik. 5Jr ondervinding, geen rokers of drinkers. Area Jamestown Stellenbosch ( 083 713 7105 BUSY STELLENBOSCH PRINT SHOP requires a Junior Graphic Designer immediately. The applicant should have matric, certificate in Photoshop / Indesign, be bilingual, motivated etc. Experience would be an advantage but not essential. Email: cedarpeak@sybaweb.co.za


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CALL CENTRE STAFF Telemarketer position a va i l a b l e . P re f e ra b l y residing in Helderberg area. Experience required and people between ages 40 - 60 will be given preference to. English and Afrikaans a must. Basic R4000.00 + commission. Please call (021) 853 4721

FITMENT CENTRE ASSISTANT (Strand/Somerset West) We require a selfmotivated workshop assistant to join our busy fitment centre, a thorough knowledge in the use of hand tools is essential. The successful candidate would be required to have suitable qualifications to CREDIT CONTROLLER eventually be promoted to A w e l l e s t a b l i s h e d workshop manager. s t a t i o n e r y c o m p a n y Fax: 086 733 0534 requires a credit controller FORKLIFT DRIVER at our Somerset West branch who will manage Must have valid code 08 a n d c o n t r o l and Forklift License. outstanding debtors, Drop CV and copy of ID at reconcile accounts and Strand Paint & Hardware perform administrative Cnr of Lower Gordons Bay duties whilst providing an and Brewery Road Strand ( 021 8537845 efficient service to all. Required skills, a b i l i t i e s a n d experience: . 2-3 years Credit Controller experience . Excellent communication (Eng & Afr) . Numerical and admin skills . Good computer skills are essential (Excel, MS Word, etc) . Must have contactable references . Must be available to start ASAP . Please include salary expectations Please fax CVs to 086 5111421 before 04th February 2013, If you have not been contacted by 08th February 2013, please consider your application as unsuccessful. Rusthof OLSO Skool Drywer: Kode 10 PDP Beheerliggaam betrekking Kode 10 en PDP Klashulp Faks CV: Die Prinsipaal @ 021-852 7350 "Curious Cubs" is an exciting extra - mural that prepares children from age 4 to 9, to be effective learners of science, by doing fun interactive experiments.

Gekwalifiseerde Haar Stillis benodig vir besige luukse haarsalon. Skakel Morne by 021 854 7781. Hairstylist required in Somerset West with at least 3yrs experience with clientele. Call 0727951351 . H O U S E H O L D CLEANING PRODUCT company in Strand require ladies or gents from anywhere in the Helderberg. Your job will be to sell our products from your home to friends, businesses or anywhere you would like to. We will supply you with all the products and marketing tools. Apply for the job by e m a i l t o semmechem@gmail.com or fax 021-853 2810 or send a please-call-me 079 968 3832. You will receive 20% commission on all sales. Sewing person required for part time work. Must be able to work an industrial straight sewer. Ph: 082 890 1701 IN-STORE PROMOTERS Require reliable, well spoken, well presented, friendly men and women between the ages of 18 & 60 for promoting various brands in local shopping centres. Please contact 021-591 4245 or fax your CV to 021-591 9167 or e m a i l t o reception@nspromotions. co.za

We are looking for an energetic and friendly instructor, for the Helderberg area, to take over existing classes, grow the area and profit in the JUNIOR TEGNIKUS expansion. Stuur CV na epos: accounts@massily.co.za The successful candidate Faks: 021 851 0702 will have a teaching Tel: 021 851 7333 qualification, be bilingual and have reliable transport 'n HUISHOUDSTER word benodig vir 'n gesin in Applicants can contact Dr. Stellenbosch. Rebecca Felix 072 2445600 'n Volwasse, tweetalige or Mrs Tracey-Anne May persoon met 'n warm ge082 2627788 and send moedelike persoonlikheid their CV to rebec- en ondervinding en / of ca@curiouscubs.co.za kwalifikasies in opvoedkunde / huishoudkunde, Drivers Required word benodig vir die pos. For Deliveries Take behels onder an@ PIZZA CAFE dere: Must be Bilingual (Eng & Die bestuur van 'n Afr) huishouding van MaanOwn transport, be able to dag tot Vrydag met bework from 4-9. trekking tot: Please hand CV in @ PIZZA . Uitwerk van weeklikse CAFE, Checkers Centre, spyskaarte, aankoop van Main Road, Somerset alle kruideniers, skoonWest. maakmiddels en kos; . Voorsiening van gebalanseerde middag en aandetes FAST GROWING MARKETING COMPANY . Bestuur van skoonmaak en instandhouding van alle LOOKING FOR YOUNG huis- en tuintake ENERGETIC . Bystand met vervoer van INDIVIDUALS WHO kinders CAN ANSWER YES TO . Kontrolering en hulp met THE FOLLOWING: . Speak English & Afri- kinders se huiswerk. Vereistes: kaans . Verwante ondervinding . Outspoken personality . Ability to perform well en / of kwalifikasies in huishoudkunde en opvoedunder pressure kunde . Target driven . Geldige bestuurslisensie . Call centre knowledge . Available to start . Die persoonlikheid om 'n harmonieuse huis vir die immediately gesin te skep. We offer: . Basic + UP to R10 000.00 Die vergoedingspakket in commission to success- sluit in die gebruik van die werkgewer se voertuig terful candidates wyl aan diens, ruim verlof . Call centre training . Cash money in your asook 'n mededingende sapocket if you reach expec- laris plus 'n 13de tjek. Epos 'n volledige CV met ted targets relevante kontakbare vern a Call us now for a GOOD w y s i n g s AND FAST growing career lmeyer@tiscali.co.za voor of op 8 Februarie 2013. in the call centre industry. Indien u nie binne twee FOR INTERVIEW CALL weke van ons hoor nie, kan 021-838 2056 OR 071 255 u aanneem dat u aansoek onsuksesvol was. 9348.

OFFICE ASSISTANT for Real Estate Company . Must live in Helderberg area . Salary R4 500 full day, to start immediately . Must be bilingual (read and write) . Property experience will be an advantage . Experience in basic bookkeeping / accounting, Excel, Word etc. . Own transport and driver's license essential Send MAX TWO page CV t o : rraccounts@telkomsa.net or fax to 086 601 1678. 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 Workshop Manager Adventure Tour Company based in Somerset West urgently seeking Workshop Manager. Min 10 years experience in similar field. Hands on, experienced, regimented individual required. Aspects of position includes vehicle body building and fleet management. Excellent knowledge of both aspects required. Job revolves around quality control, work planning, and systems maintenance. Must have good knowledge of MS Office, and advanced excel a plus. Cross border knowledge a bonus. Long hours and 24 hours standby. Salary R15-R20K. Send shortened CV with contactable r e f e r e n c e s t o reception@nomadtours.co. za

WANT TO EARN extra money? Have a reliable vehicle? Why not earn extra money delivering pizzas for Debonairs Pizza in S/West. Drop your CV at the store or come in and speak to one of the Managers. Well spoken, energetic and friendly TELEMARKETER required for top SA solar water heating company in the Somerset West area. Experience an advantage but not compulsary. Basic + commission. Call Angie on 021-851 2680. Workshop Foreman Adventure Tour Company based in Somerset West urgently seeking Workshop Foreman. Workshop specialising in vehicle body building and maintenance with extended duties. Min 10 years experience in similar field. Direct overseeing of welding, spray-painting, steel building etc of team of 15. Energetic, disciplined, regimented hands on individual, obsessed with detail. Job revolves around quality control, work planning, and systems maintenance. Mechanical knowledge a plus. Must be willing to work long hours and overtime. Salary R8-R12K negotiable. Send shortened CV with contactable references to reception@nomadtours.co. za

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Betrekkings Gevra Jobs Wanted 1 Christian 33yr old Zim lady seeking everyday housekeeping job or chars. Call Esther 0836774790 or for ref. 0218536430.

1 ZIM LADY aged 28 is looking for char work, Tuesday, Wednesday and RATA - STRAND TAXI Friday. Very honest and ASSOCIATION verlang trustworthy. Ref avail. a a n s o e k e v i r t a x i Call Percy on 0782333696. bestuurders met nodige ondervinding en geldige 2 LADIES looking for jobs PDP. Kontak 0832318504 as domectic workers. of 0827445556. Precious cell 071 793 2771, ref 082 435 4713. Else 083 RELIABLE, responsible 341 9938, ref available. plumbers needed in Hel- Everyday or chars. derberg region. CV an references essential. Min A 40 YR OLD Zimbab3 years experience. Code wean lady is looking for 3 08 drivers license. Sober days, Tuesday, Thursday & habits. Email CV to Saturday as a domestic gregallin@telkomsa.net worker. Refs & permits Call 073 944 SEEK Gift/Beauty SHP available. asst, pref retired comp. 2641. literate and/or artisticly enclined schooleaver for A LADY LOOKING for apprentice. CV+photo to: work, exp in domestic work elaine@conturemakeup.co. & security. Call 083 241 3462. PAM is exp in za domestic work and is looking for char work. Call SOMERSET LODGE Bar lady required for cosy 072 332 6170. old style pub in Main Road Somerset West. Nice A MALAWIAN LADY working environment. 4/6 25yrs old looking for work, shifts per week. chars. Exp with kids and Phone 021 851 7853 or CV pets. Malawian boy is to looking for job as a painter info@somersetlodge.co.za with 2yrs exp. Call 0787019652 or STELLENBOSCH 0844247528 LAUNDRY requires a supervisor A ZIM LADY looking for immediately. The applichar work. Good in ironing cant should have matric, and cleaning. Please be bilingual, motivated and c o n t a c t M a r t h a o n energetic. Experience 0785747164. Good refs would be an advantage but available. not essential. Email: cedarpeak@sybaweb.co.za ABSOLUTELY reliable, thorough and trustworthy, TEACHER required for Preschool in Gordon's Bay. my domestic worker since 1992 has a vacancy. Phone Must reside in the Thandi: 072 341 1832. Helderberg area and be (References: 021 8517236) able to start at 07:00 (mornings). Needs to have TEACHING experience, be AFRIKAANSE hardwerkende vrou met jare huisenergetic, love working werk ondervinding soek with small children and Goeie have your own transport. c h a r w e r k . verwysing. Kontak Millie Please email CV to besharp.preschool@gmail. 076 863 4200. com Alert has been working THE DATAHUB for me for 8 years, she is Get paid R800 per day. reliable and very honest. With or without a She is a hard worker and computer, own hours. Sms are very good with name & address for a full children. For interviews or info brochure or name & reference contact Wilna at email address to 073 052 081 8246448 or Alert at 1515. 078 9075453

An exp domestic worker is looking for a job. Good in cleaning & childcare. Full time or chars. Refs avail. Please call Colleen on 0737816960.

MALAWIAN man & lady is looking for jobs as gardener & domestic work. Contact Malani 0837295928 or Amina 0846897596. References available.

ANDREW & PHILMON MECHANIC, GARDEN Malawians looking for job OR ANY WORK. as gardener, h/keeper or CALL 078 245 9393 any other work with 4yrs experience. Call 0 7 3 6 0 5 6 5 6 9 o r r e f MY BEDIENDE van Zim is opsoek na werk vir 5 dae. 0825434866 Betroubaar en hardwerkend. Verwysing 082 467 Bookkeeper-On-Call For all your Bookkeeping, 5740. Skakel Princess 078 Payroll, needs on a Part- 781 5173. Time basis. MY EXCELLENT Call or sms: 083 277 7763 domestic worker is looking for more work and has EUNICE IS looking for Mondays, Wednesdays & char work for 3 days. Refs Fridays open. She live in avail. Call 083 975 8036. Casa Blanca so a position SYLVIA is looking for in Gordon's Bay or Strand every day work, child would be perfect. You can minding, exp. Call 073 865 call Modeline on 073 687 0956. 1015. Phone Lee for reference on 073 814 0292. I am a 37yr Panel beater 14yrs experience looking MY VERY EAGER to for parttime or fulltime learn, strong and intellij o b . C a l l L o v e j o y gent gardener / fixer upper 0784350745. is looking for extra work. He lives in Sir Lowry's I am a lady aged 25 Pass Village. He is looking for a job as a Zimbabwean and very hard house maid, everyday or working, uses initiative char work. Call Yvonne on and is honest and very 0730744920. dependable. Please phone Eleisha on 081 059 9574. I am a Malawian aged Phone Lee for references 30yrs is looking for job as on 073 814 0292. a gardener with 4yrs experience or any other PORTIA is looking for work. Refs available. d o m e s t i c w o r k & Please call Stuart on childminding for everyday or chars. Exp with 0785833575. contactable refs. Call I AM A MALAWIAN 0763885577 man looking for house keeping, gardening and Reliable friendly Mavis other domestic work. looking for Tue & Thur. Honest, hardworking and Ref: Elke 0721116385 or Ingrid 0848146161 or call reliable. Call 0836990129. Mavis on 072 2132948. Very hardworking. I am a Zim lady looking for domestic or char work ROSE is looking for chars live in or out. I have exp Mondays to Fridays or with refs. Good with sleep out work. Available children. Call Nyarai on with references, good with 0782845883. ironing and children. 45yrs old. Call 0761383720. I am looking for work as a nanny or house keeper. S H O P A S S I S T A N T Full time or chars. I am G O R D O N ' S B A Y qualified with experiance. HARDWARE STORE Please contact Noma at Young energetic confident 0737805330. computer literate male Fax CV to 021 8563480 I am looking for domestic work or childminding for 4 TONNEX Malawian is days. I have exp with looking for full time work contactable references. as gardener, housekeeper Please call Vuyokazi on or any general work. 2Yrs experience. Call 0762720724. 0788138493 I'M GLADYS, hardworking, honest and T W O Z I M L A D I E S reliable, looking for chars, looking for work as Saturdays only. Call 084 nannies or housekeepers. 355 8138. Ref 082 467 Debra 078 305 9544 and Pauline 072 845 1454. 5740. Contactable reference I ' M L O O K I N G f o r available. 082 470 5616. Monday, Tuesday and Saturday work as a garde- VINCENT NYASULU is ner. Reference Mr. Paul looking for job as a garden 021-853 5137. Call 074 boy, housekeeper or driver Honest and hardworking 947 7863. Call 0710416111. I'm Malawian looking for job as a gardener with ten years exp. Please call Benson at 0732921126 or for ref call Rorf 0796189930 Incredible nurse/carer This efficient, knowledgeable, experienced, reliable, capable and very loving nurse, Ansie Pietersen, is now available for private nursing. Contact Ansie on 0719797895 and Dr Jane MacPherson for reference 0724826803. Looking for a job as a domestic worker for Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Call me on 0787628842.

WE ARE TWO ladies looking for everyday work or chars. English speaking. Contact Sandra 078 967 2264 and Jesman 078 386 6285. ZIM LADY 29yrs old looking for work, chars or everyday. Contact Memory 0784799982 or Spat 0780803872

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Kamers te Huur Rooms to Let DUBBELKAMER Gordonsbaai. Ten volle toegeruste dubbelkamer met stort en toilet, yskas, mikroond, TV, ens. Tel. 021-856 1787 vir meer inligting. KOELKAMER TE HUUR aan huis .Onmiddelik be- UPMARKET FLAT to skikbaar. rent. R10 000.00/m. Skakel 072 822 9952 Harbour Island on the Island. 1. Panoramic views 1797 2. Tight security 3. Fully furnished Kommersieel en 4. 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom industriele Eiendom flat Commercial and 5. Pay as you go Electricity 6. Veranda with built in Industrial Property braai Occupation from 15th February 2013. Contact Herman van Zyl 082 927 5022. 2 Slaapkamer Soteria Strand, beveiligde kompleks sluit motorhuis in swembad en speel park vir kinders. R3200pm Ko n t a k S a n n i e 0724732420 A - 1BRM FLAT upmrkt S o m - W e s t . 1 Brm+ensuite+kitchen+dini ng-lounge, open plan, secure parking. Autogate + BB+Alarm ele+wtr. inc. Avail-1 Feb. R2850 0826556512. HOLIDAY APARTMENTS, MOORINGS & OFFICES TO RENT IN HARBOUR ISLAND. Please contact Paula on 082 555 9318.

MALAWIAN AGED 28 seeks full time work as gardener, domestic or irrigation work. Permit available. Please call Robert on 0785617148.

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.

HELDERVUE Garden Furnished flat in ROOM TO LET in busy flat. Private slimming salon. Suit garden setting. holistic therapist. Contact entrance, parking & entertainment area. Short 083 943 4693. or long term lease. Available immediately. STRAND Main Road, Rent R3 600 pm, excluding 6 Brug St. Van Der Stel W&E. Smokers need not 2 Offices / work area + apply. Tel. 021-855 2522. shop front. Secure parking. Imm occup. STRAND R 3388.00 - 2 R1 500/m. Ph. 083 297 Slaapkamer woonstel met 2970 / 083 241 2038. 1 badkamer in sekuriteits kompleks. Swembad in 165 kompleks. Geen troeteldiere. Kontak: 079 Erwe te Koop 521 6692 of 021-853 6527 Plots for Sale of 079 136 9272. STRAND R 3630.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1 vol badkamer. Oop-plan kombuis met leefarea en stoep of balkon. 1 Klein troeteldier welkom. Beskikbaar 1 Maart 2013. Kontak: 079 136 9272 of 021-853 6527 of 079 521 6692.

ZIM WOMAN looking for work as a housekeeper. Contact Juliet 078 284 7338. Z I M B A B W E A N experienced gardener and driver available. Please call Jack on 0710609475.

STRAND R 3700.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1 badkamer naby die see. Oop-plan kombuis en leefarea. Geen diere. Kontak: 079 136 9272 of 021853 6527 of 079 521 6692.

LOOKING FOR a job as a cleaner or waitress in hotels or guest lodges. 083 864 5285. A DRIVER with code 10. Contact 060 399 0090. Looking for work as g a r d e n b o y, h o u s e keeping/house cleaning, animal realing or any general work. Call 0846690025.

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STRAND R 4200.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1.5 badkamer in sekuriteits kompleks. Oopplan kombuis en leefarea. Geen diere. Beskikbaar 1 Maart 2013. Kontak: 021853 6527 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692.

1 Bedroom apartment in new development (De Velde) brandnew fridge, gas stove & washing machine, covered parking. Available 1 Feb. R4600pm Contact Louis 0828853686

STRAND R 6000.00 - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel in Kusweg. 1 Badkamer, Oopplan leefarea en kombuis. Geen diere. Kontak 021853 6527 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692.

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TUINWOONSTEL - onderdak parkering. Volledig toegerus, water en ligte ingesluit. Onmiddellik beskikbaar. R1950. Naby winkels. Kontrak, depos. 0722474670.

Boedelkennisgewing Eerste en Finale Likwidasieen Distribusierekening in die Algemene bestorwe boedel van wyle Kennisgewings E L S I E C AT H A R I N A R O U S S E A U General Notices (Identiteitsnommer: 311008 0064 08 6) wie woonagtig KENNISGEWING In die boedel van wyle AN- was te DROMMEDARIS D R I E S S A M U E L D E STRAAT 50, GORDONSGRAAF (Identiteitsnommer: BAAI 210802 5027 185), 'n wewenaar wat tydens sy leeftyd Datum van afsterwe : 28 FEwoonagtig was te EIKE- BRUARIE 2012 LAAN 465, HELDERBERG Boedelnommer: 6289/2012 V I L L A G E , S O M E R S E TWES en wat te SOMERSET- Geliewe kennis te neem dat WES op 21 November 2012 bogemelde Rekening vir 'n periode van 21 dae, vanaf 1 oorlede is. Februarie 2013, ter insae sal lê te die Landdroskantoor BOEDEL NOMMER Strand en die kantore van die 18102/2012 Meester van die Hoë Hof, Skuldeisers en skuldenaars in Kaapstad.

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WOONSTEL te huur - 2 Slaapkamers op Kusweg, Strand. R4 000 pm. Beskikbaar vanaf 01 Maart 2013. Kontak K. Jacobs 021-8530360/0728328737

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bogenoemde boedel word hiermee versoek om hulle eise in te dien by en hulle skulde te betaal aan die ondergetekende binne 'n tydperk van 30 dae vanaf VRYDAG, 1 FEBRUARIE 2013.

Enige persoon wat beswaar het teen die Rekening word versoek om sodanige beswaar binne voormelde periode by bogemelde Meesterskantoor in te dien, en indien geen beswaar ingedien word nie sal CLUVER MARKOTTER die Eksekuteur oorgaan tot ING. betaling in terme van die ReProkureurs vir Eksekuteur kening. Cluver Markottergebou J H VAN ZYL Meulstraat GEVOLMAGTIGDE VAN Stellenbosch DIE EKSEKUTRISE Tel: 021-808 5600 MILLER BOSMAN LE Faks: 021-886 5420 ROUX Verw : CWP/ivdm / POSBUS 880 CLU28/0003 SOMERSET MALL 7137 Tel No: (021) 840 8000 (Verw: J H VAN ZYL/cs/VR0090)

TO LET GORDONS BAY Spacious 2 Bedr. Beach house. Views R5,900 p.m. KARIN: 0824445666 Golden Hill Area; S/West Unique, Charming, Versatile, quality family home in cul - de - sac, on the edge of the forest. Features : Lounge, Dining Room, Family Room, Studio, Loft Room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (m.e.s), Guest Toilet, Lovely open plan kitchen with separate scullery, double & single garages, Charming braai patio with a Jacuzzi type swimming pool all overlooking the forest. Alarmed both inside & outside, Property fully fenced with an electric gate. Rental: R 15 000 p/m. Property will be available from the 1st February 2013. Can be viewed by appointment - please contact Cassandra on 0799831280. GORDONS BAY Modern SUNNY 2bedroom 2 bathroom double storey home. Alarm, gate, garden, Wendyhouse. Available 1March R5500 pm Phone 0712639363.

NOTICE Herewith, 21 days notice of proposed application for reinstatement is given. 'African Sky Brands CC', enterprise number 2009/019791/23, shall undergo a name change to the confirmed reserved name 'Sissy Brands And Promotions' as granted by CIPC on 16/11/2012.

STRAND - Large family home, 3 beds, 2 bath, 3 living + 3rm flat / offices + bath. Walk to schools. R10 000, partly furn R11 500. S O M W E S T Townhouse, 3 bed, 2 bath, walled garden in sec complex. Apr. R5 000. Tel/sms 082 439 5167.

KENNISGEWING In die bestorwe boedel van F E S T U S D U TO I T, Identiteitsnommer 261226 5010 08 2, wie woonagtig was te Deiningdal singel 46, Strand en wie op 28 September 2012 oorlede is.

Townhouse Rental Somerset West Gated complex double storey free standing unit. 2 B e d ro o m s , s t u d y, lounge, dining area, open plan kitchen, 2½ bathrooms and double garage. Prestige complex well situated near facilities. Well managed. No pets and no smokers. R 10,000.00, long lease an option. Available mid February 2013. Phone or SMS Steve on 083 325 7891 for an appointment.

Boedelno: 15666/2012 Alle persone met vorderinge teen ondervermelde boedel moet dit binne 30 dae (of soos aangedui) vanaf datum van publikasie hiervan by die betrokke Eksekuteur inlewer. J H VAN ZYL MILLER BOSMAN LE ROUX POSBUS 880 SOMERSET MALL 7137

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STRAND Broadlands Village - 2 bed, R289 000. Gordon's Bay - 2 bed + garage on Golf course R599 000. Plot R249 000. Macassar - 2 bed duplex + wendy. R255 000. Kleinvlei - 3 bed + garage, fully tiled, hob / oven. R365 000. 082 376 1461.

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INVITATION TO NOMINATE MEMBERS TO HEALTH FACILITY BOARDS The term of office of many health facility boards at hospitals (“Boards”), constituted in terms of the Western Cape Facility Boards Act, Act 7 of 2001 (“the Act”), expires during February 2013. The Provincial Minister of Health therefore invites community bodies or persons to nominate persons to serve on newly constituted Boards. In accordance with section 6(1) of the Act, the Provincial Minister must appoint not less than eight but not more than fourteen members to a Board, including: (a) persons representing a community or communities served by the health facility; (b) at least one person with technical expertise in business, law, finance, accounting or some other area relevant to the functions of the Board; (c) the head of the hospital; (d) at least one person representing the clinical staff of the relevant hospital, nominated by the clinical staff of such hospital; (e) at least one person representing the non-clinical staff of the relevant hospital, nominated by the non-clinical staff of such a hospital; and (f) in the case of a hospital where health professionals are trained, at least one person rep resenting academic interests and nominated by the Vice-Chancellor of the relevant university.

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS 2013/14

Arts and Culture

The City of Cape Town’s Tourism, Events and Marketing Directorate is inviting applications for funding from arts organisations/institutions within the municipal boundaries of the City in one of the following areas: 1. 2.

Productions for a Performing Arts Festival in July 2014. Performing arts companies and groups (in drama, dance, music, opera, and spoken word) are invited to submit proposals for original productions. Events with a national and/or international impact (July 2013 – June 2014). Only applications for existing events taking place in Cape Town that include a developmental component will be viewed favourably.

Applicants need to indicate: (a) numbers attending the event in the last 2 – 3 years, (b) media value attained, and (c) economic impact (if possible). All applicants must have a proven track record of no less than 2-3 years. A portfolio including press releases is required. The City of Cape Town expects all applicants to have multiple sources of income and will not provide bulk funding or fund entire proposals. Proof of funds raised or successful past experience at raising funds needs to be shown. Supporting documents must include proof of bank details, NPO certificate, valid tax clearance certificate, latest municipal rates account and most recent audited financial statements. All documents must be certified. Applicants must complete the prescribed application form, which is available at our office on the 14th Floor, Telkom Tower, Standard Bank Centre, Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town, or can be downloaded from www.capetown.gov.za, or by contacting Natalie Harper on tel 021 417 4101. The original form must be submitted – no photocopies, faxes or e-mails will be considered. Late submissions will not be considered. The completed application forms must be hand-delivered to our abovementioned offices by no later than 16:00 on Thursday 28 February 2013. ACHMAT EBRAHIM CITY MANAGER

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Please note that the following hospitals require a full complement of members: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Alan Blyth Hospital (Ladysmith); • Alexandra Hospital; • Brewelskloof Hospital; Brooklyn Chest Hospital; • Caledon Hospital; • Citrusdal Hospital; Clanwilliam Hospital; • DP Marais Hospital; • False Bay Hospital; George Hospital; • GF Jooste Hospital; Groote Schuur Hospital; • Harry Comay Hospital; • Helderberg Hospital; Hermanus Hospital; • Karl Bremer Hospital; • Knysna Hospital; LAPA Munnik Hospital; • Malmesbury ID Hospital; • Mitchells Plain Hospital; Montagu Hospital; • Mossel Bay Hospital; Mowbray Maternity Hospital; • Murraysburg Hospital; • Nelspoort Hospital; Otto Du Plessis Hospital; • Outdshoorn Hospital; • Paarl Hospital; Prins Albert Hospital; • Radie Kotze Hospital (Piketberg) Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital; • Riversdal Hospital; Robertson Hospital; • Somerset Hospital; • Stikland Hospital; Tygerberg Hospital; • Uniondale Hospital; • Valkenberg Hospital; Vredenburg Hospital; • Vredendal Hospital; • Wesfleur Hospital; Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre; • Worcester Hospital.

For all nominees the following information is required: 1. A signed copy of the nomination form; 2. The name of the hospital for which the nomination is made; 3. The full name and address of the nominee; 4. A signed copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae; 5. The motivation for considering the nominee a suitable member of the Board; 6. A declaration by the nominee of his or her willingness to be a member of the Board. 7. In addition to the above, for nominees in terms of section 6(1)(a) of the Act, i.e. for community representatives, the following information must accompany the nominations: (a) The full name and address of the community body nominating the candidate and a copy of its constitution or other founding document; (b) An indication whether the nominee is a member of the nominating body and, if so, the length of the nominee’s membership, and if the nominee is not a member, why the body nominates that person. Persons or bodies making nominations and nominees must please take note of the following: • The Provincial Minister of Health will appoint members. • The position of a Board member is a voluntary one with no remuneration attached to it. Board members may however be reimbursed by the Board for certain travelling and subsistence expenses incurred.

Nomination forms may be obtained from and delivered to: Ms Tanya Davids OR Mr. Herman van der Westhuizen Directorate: Strategic Planning Ministry of Health and Co-ordination Western Cape Government Western Cape Government: Health PO Box 2060, Cape Town, 8000 Herman.VanderWesthuizen@westerncape.gov.za PO Box 2060, Cape Town, 8000 Tel: 021 483 3539 Tel.: 021 483 5417 Fax: 021 483 3205 Email: Tanya.Davids@westerncape.gov.za The closing date for all nominations is 28 February 2013.


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HHCC just too good for Sherwood Hottentots Holland Cricket Club’s (HHCC) first team scored a convincing eight-wicket win over Sherwood Manenberg in their match played at Gustrouw sports grounds last weekend. Sherwood resumed day two of the match on 16/3, 75 runs behind the first innings total set by HHCC. They managed to score 120 runs in their second innings which left HHCC 32 runs for victory. The best bowler was Yaseen Jakoet with 11-3-11, well supported by Gasant Moller, Emaad Opperman and Riyaad Oliver, each bagging two wickets. HHCC Assassins (second team) beat Wynberg by two wickets in their oneday match. Wynberg batted first and scored 184/8 in their allotted 35 overs. The best bowlers for HHCC were Ebrahim Pedro 7-3-32 and Fahdil Combie 7-2-31. HHCC passed Wynberg’s score in the 30th over with 8 wickets down.

The cricketers who played for the Hot­ tentots Holland Cricket Union in the 1952/53 season were the runners up for the Barnato Trophy. The club are hoping to hold a 60th anniversary cel­ ebration this year. The best batsmen for HHCC were Dawood Josephs 51, Yusri Jabodien 40, Ebrahim Aziz 28* and Hishaam Slamdien 27. HHCC Strikers (third team) played WPCC in a one-day match on Saturday and lost the game by eight wickets.

HHCC batted first and scored 179/4 in their allotted 35 overs. The best batsmen were Ridah Rhoda 94 and Morné Engelbrecht 31. WPCC passed the HHCC score in the 18th over with only two wickets down. HHCC are calling on all former players that played for the club since it was established in 1952 with the idea of holding a 60th year celebration. Players should contact the following players for further information as a function in aid of the celebration will be held towards the end of February or early March 2013 (venue and date to be confirmed): Ziyaad Salie on 072 170 7613 or Rafeeq Baderoen on 078 412 0029 or e-mail: rafeeqb@nedbank.co.za. HHCC will also have a cricket day on 17 February to mark the re-opening of the cricket pitch at Abattoir Sportsgrounds. The club urge all fans and former players to support the event. Food will be on sale and all profits will be used for the 60 year celebration.

IRONMEN AND WOMEN: These triathletes from the Helderberg completed the Ironman 70.3 triathlon in East London on Sunday 20 January. They are (from left) Jason Smit, Helgo Hohenstein, Dianne Hoffman, Irene van den Berg and Howard Warrington. The race consisted of a 1.9 km swim, 90 km cycle and 21 km run and they had eight and a half hours to finish the race. They are all members of the Strand Athletic Club, 226 Triathlon Club and the Vineyard Swimming Club. Howard and Helgo will be competing in the full Iron­ man in Port Elizabeth in April this year. This race con­ sists of a 3,8 km swim, a 180 km cycle and a 42 km run. They will have 17 hours to complete this gruelling challenge.

Yellowtail come on the bite in Struisbaai During the past weekend the warm water and southeast winds were not conducive to shore angling and catches were poor. The long-awaited elf shoals have still not shown up and anglers fishing from kayaks and small craft in Melk Bay and Die Poort only caught a few small kob and white stumpnose. One angler trying for kob with prawn bait at Verleëbank only had one size copper stumpnose (bronze bream). Members from Gordon’s Bay Shore Angling Club also had limited success during their recent competition. One member, Johan Niemand, fishing at Die Dam landed a 5 kg kob and fellow member JD van der Merwe bagged a 6 kg Steenbras at Pearly Beach on Saturday. The stiff southeast winds also kept weekend and professional boat men from going to sea from Simon’s Town. Earl Fenwick and two crew members fished in Struisbaai on Saturday and had their full quota of yellowtail within two hours. He said these fish were all jigged or trolled near the bottom and were plentiful and quite a few fathoms down. Most of the fish were in

the 6 kg class. Besides the yellowtail on 6 mile bank other boats fishing during the night and early morning also had fair catches of geelbek. Two towing vehicles were stolen from Millers point last Thursday and have not yet been recovered, so be aware. False Bay Angling Club, sponsored by Olof Bergh Brandy, fished the sixth of their ten competitions of the season on Saturday 19 January. A gale-force southeaster made conditions miserable, but the anglers managed to catch a few fish. False Bay again won the day with a total of 509.33 points. The best False Bay angler of the day was Phillip de Jongh with six smooth houndsharks caught on the Strand reefs with a total weight of 98 kg. This increased False Bay’s lead to 1 178 points. False Bay Angling Club have been invited to fish the first South African Club Championships in April 2013. The three top clubs of every association affiliated to the South African Shore Angling Association have been invited to participate in this historical event. Barry Wareham, a KwaZulu Natal provincial and Protea angler was on holiday in Strand recently and relayed the following sto-

ry to me. He said he wanted to catch a yellowtail from Rooi Krans with his specialised spinning reel and 11 foot rod. His success with the iron candy couta casting spoons, and in particular the new green glow, gave him confidence to keep trying even though he hadn’t seen a fish in three outings. “On my last outing I had just changed from a proto-type new GT ice cream lure, which was skipping on the water in the windy conditions, to the glow green Couta casting spoon “On about my fourth cast I saw a predator just under the surface that came flying at my spoon. “It’s first attempt was a complete miss, and it became even more determined on the second, so much so that the spoon came right out of the water and I felt a distinct knock on the braid. “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw him zig zagging to and fro trying to locate the spoon again. As soon as it saw the lure he came in even more aggressively and smashed it again. “When I tightened up and made sure that I was ‘vas’ the fish opened its mouth and shook its head from side to side.” Barry said the challenge then was to get from the side wall, next to the railway line in Simon’s Town, to the beach about 100 m away.

Visiting KwaZulu Natal provincial and Protea angler, Barry Wareham, with the yellowtail he caught off Simon’s Town beach on a glow green Couta casting spoon recently. On the beach the fish had one last run towards a reef 40 m away, but Barry turned it and got it to the beach. The yellowtail was 79 cm long (from mouth to fork in tail) and Barry said he couldn’t stop admiring the beauty and strength of his first yellowtail on this spinning rod and reel. For all your reel repairs and services contact Art on 021 854 3831. Send your fishing news and photos to bjridgway@telkomsa.net


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The first couple of weeks of the new school year are dominated by athletics and swimming, but now let’s turn our attention to cricket. This time of the year is always an exciting time when league cricket starts for primary schools in the Helderberg. There are 14 schools in the Helderberg taking part in the league this year and these include Applewood (Grabouw), Rhenish Primary and Eikestad (Stellenbosch. The youngest age group will be u.7 (minicricket) all the way through to u.13. The u.13A age group is always a hotly contested group, and this year will be no different. Schools like Beaumont, Somerset College, Rhenish, Eikestad, Lochnerhof, De Hoop, Hendrik Louw and Somerset House boast strong sides this year and it will be interesting to see

how they fare. There are also some exciting events coming up this year. Rhenish Primary will be hosting their 6’s competition this term with Beaumont hosting the DistrictMail 6’s later this year. As usual there will be some fantastic young talent on display from all over the Helderberg region. A number of our players from u.11 through to u.13 level represented WP last year and I’m sure this year will be no different. Good luck to all the cricketing schools in the Helderberg, may you have a fantastic cricket season ahead!

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Sevens rugby is the name of the game With the club rugby season around the corner, rugby fever is running high in the Helderberg.

SEVENS TIME: Stalwart Helderberg Rugby Club veteran, Gary Williams, gets sand­ wiched between two St Georges players during the Helderberg Rugby Club Sevens Tournament last year. Helderberg RFC will be hosting their ninth annual Sevens tour­ nament at the club on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February. The event will be spon­ sored by DistrictMail and Klipdrift and 20 teams will be playing for the R20 000 in cash prizes and the Ricky Petersen Sevens Shield. The action kicks off on Friday evening at the Charles Morkel stadium from 18:30 and will finish on Saturday after­ noon at 14:00. Previous winners of the tournament have been the hosts and St. Georges who have both won the tournament four times. There is still an opportunity for four more teams to enter the event. Clubs interested in playing may call Ricky Pe­ tersen on 072 127 5537. PHOTO: PETER BEE

Pirates pummel Mavericks once again Helderberg Pirates first baseball team beat Milnerton Mavericks by mercy rule for the third time this season in the match played at Radloff Park on Saturday. A characteristically strong pitching performance by Brad de Waal prevented Mavericks from posting any runs on the score board while aggressive batting by the home team allowed Pirates to open up an 11 run lead early in the game. This lead gave Pirates the opportunity to try new comer Damien Perkins on the mound and he didn’t disappoint. The game ended in style with Garth Uys hitting a grand-slam home run in the penultimate frame bringing the final score to 18–0 in just over 90 minutes.

Badminton Somerset West Badminton Club starts practising for the new season on Tuesday 5 February at the Beaumont Primary School hall in Van der Merwe Street, Somerset West. Practices will be held after this every Tuesday and Thursday evening at the hall from 19:30. The club are in need of new players and would like all former players and anyone interested in playing the sport to join them. Anyone interested in playing badminton may contact Mike on 082 4108 172.

Pirate’s second side were on the wrong end of the mercy rule when they travelled to Devonshire. The masters came up against a typically strong Lansdowne side who proved too powerful for them, despite their gutsy, resilient performance. On Sunday 3 February the Helderberg Pirates Baseball Club are hosting a fun softball day at Radloff Park. All sports lovers are encouraged to enter teams of seven to eight to play in what should be a fun filled day, or simply come and support family and friends. There will be a jumping castle for children and a cash bar for the adults on the day. For bookings and enquiries please contact Sara on 072 3994 900.

With the usual movement of players, appointment of new coaches and the bantering on the various social media websites, the standard of competitiveness has definitely been raised. February has traditionally been the month for sevens tournaments. With the more established Helderberg and Macassar tournaments, Strand Pioneers has now also come to the party and will be hosting their first ever, Spar Cinnamon Square sponsored Sevens Tournament. With three tournaments now being hosted in the Helderberg, I think our region can safely claim to be the sevens rugby hub in the Western Cape. News from the Pioneers management is that their tournament will take place this coming Saturday at the Abattoir Sports Grounds, starting at 10:00 with the current top-ranked

sevens team in the Helderberg, namely: St Georges, Strand United, Helderberg, Belhar, Strand RFC, Sir Lowrians and host Pioneers all in attendance. Three spectators stand a chance to win cell phones sponsored by Mobile Net Cinnamon Square in a fun-filled rugby atmosphere. This tournament serves as the perfect opportunity to fine tune combinations before the Helderberg Sevens. This tournament is taking place on the weekend of 8 – 9 February with huge prize monies amounting to R20 000. The start of the league is scheduled for 6 April, so spectators can look forward to quite a few pre-season warm-up matches till then.

Taariq van der Ross 2 taariq@rematch.co.za

Helderberg Netbalklub begin eersdaags oefen Helderberg Netbalklub nooi alle netbal spelers hartlik uit om hul eerste oefening by te woon op Dinsdag 5 Februarie van 18:30 tot 20:00. Oefentye is Dinsdae en Donderdae van 18:30

tot 20:00 by die Strand se bane oorkant Midas in Hoofweg. Vir enige nadere besonderhede bel Maretha Buys gerus by 083 645 8846.


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eventeen-year old tennis star, Wayne Montgomery from Somerset West excelled in not one but three major tennis tournaments in Australia this month.

The first was the Adelaide AMT where he lost in the semi-finals, the second was the Traralgon ITF where he lost in the singles quarterfinals to Nick Kyrgios 6–1, 6–1 and the third was the Australian Open (Juniors) where he again came up against Kyrgios (this time in the quarter finals) and again lost 6–1, 6 –1. This was an outstanding effort by Montgomery as Kyrgios, from Australia, is the number one International Tennis Federation (ITF) u.18 player in the world. Wayne is currently ranked number seven in the u.18 (ITF) in the world and is the current number one seeded u.18 player in South Africa According to Wayne’s father, Pierre, he has been playing tennis since he was four years old. He progressed through the age group ranks in South Africa rapidly until reaching the no 1 u.18 spot in SA. In January 2012 he went on a five-week tour (three tournaments) to Australia where he gained tons of experience, but lost mainly in second rounds of singles, and won the Traralgon tournament in doubles. Later in the year he toured in Europe for seven events

from 11 May – 8 July achieving the following results: Finalist Santa Croce (Italy) in singles in May, quarterfinalist in Italian Open juniors (Bonfiglio) singles in May, semi-finalist at Wimbledon juniors doubles in June. His next tour was to the USA/Canada from 16 August to 8 September where he was the winner in singles and doubles in the USTA Hardcourt tournament in Maryland in August and reached the quarterfinals of the US Open juniors (New York) singles in September. Wayne still represents Paul Roos Gymnasium at all their school tennis events, when he is at school, and catches up on schoolwork whenever he’s home.

Wayne Montgomey in action dur­ ing the recent Australian Junior Open. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

SWCC snatch defeat from jaws of victory Somerset West Cricket Club’s (SWCC) first team lost their two-day match against Langa by seven wickets despite a commanding lead. SWCC started the second day on Saturday at Radloff Park with a 52 run lead and nine wickets remaining. After a solid enough start, wickets began to tumble at regular intervals and the home team were eventually bowled out for 109 runs after 57 overs. Only James Wilshere (32), who opened the batting, managed to put up real resistance. Jacque Fourie and Luigi Scheffers were the only other batsmen who chipped in with some runs. With a overall and comfortable lead of 148

runs SWCC took to the field confident of an easy win. However, this was not to be and the Somerset West fielders wilted as they toiled in the hot afternoon sun attempting to bowl out Langa for the win. Langa showed real fighting spirit as they slowly but steadily took control of the game and chased down the runs convincingly ending on 150/3 after 53 overs. A lack of bowling penetration as well as dropped catches and a flat pitch has resulted in SWCC losing 4 out of 5 two-day games this season. SWCC will have to focus and work really hard on their game, if they want to stay in this league next season.

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