DONDERDAG, 7 NOVEMBER 2013
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STRAND: MENSE IN KAFEE AANGEHOU
Slegte slotte stuit rowers DELIAH BRINKHUIS ’n Doodgewone besoek aan ’n kafee in Strand het in ’n nagmerrie ontaard toe kliënte Dinsdag deur gewapende rowers aangehou is. Volgens Fran September van Strand is sy en haar dogter (23) net ná 16:00 na ’n kafee by die Little Greece-sentrum in Georgestraat. “Ek was skaars drie treë die winkel in toe ’n man langs my kom staan, ’n vuurwapen in my sy druk en vir my selfoon en motorsleutels vra,” vertel September. Sy sê hy het haar beveel om na agter te gaan. September sê twee jong seuns in hul skooluniforms en die winkeleienaar, ’n bejaarde vrou, het met hul hande agter die rug op die vloer gesit. “Ek het toe besef dat dit ’n rooftog is en dat die vriendelike man by die deur ook ’n rower is wat wag gestaan het.” Sy vertel dat een van die mans haar selfoon en kontant uit haar handsak geneem het. Daarna is sy en die res van die mense in ’n klein, donker vertrek agterin die winkel geboender. Minute later het hulle die gegil van ’n vrou voor in die winkel gehoor. “Ek het gedog dat dit my dogter is wat my dalk kom soek het, maar het later gehoor dat dit ’n kliënt was wat geslaan is toe sy op die rowers afgekom het.” September sê die seuns was paniekbevange en wou met alle mag by die vertrek uithardloop. “Hulle was bewend en het gehuil. Ek en die tannie het hulle vasgehou en hulle probeer kalmeer om te verhoed dat hulle uithardloop en dalk deur die rowers aangeval word,” sê sy. September sê die vermeende rowers wou in hul plundertog geld uit die kasregister haal, maar het per ongeluk die paniekknoppie gedruk. Hulle het toe op die vlug geslaan. Een van die rowers het na haar dogter – wat steeds buite in die motor gewag het – gegaan en beveel dat sy haar selfoon en motorsleutels aan hom gee. “Ek het gedink hy maak ’n grap en het geweier om my foon te gee,” vertel die dogter, wat die rower as ’n groot-geboude man be-
skryf. Sy verkies om anoniem te bly. Sy vertel voorts dat die twee mans albei angstig probeer het om haar motor se deure oop te maak. Hulle was egter onsuksesvol. “My motordeure se slotte is gebreek en die deure kan nie van buite oopmaak nie. Ek glo dat dit my lewe gered het,” sê sy. Een van die rowers het sy vuurwapen uitgepluk en op haar gerig. “Watse speelding is dit?” het sy gevra. Later het sy egter besef dat dit ’n regte vuurwapen was. Die man het sy hand deur die oop venster gesteek en die deur aan die binnekant oopgemaak. Die dogter sê die rower se aandag is afgelei toe ’n man na die winkel aangestap gekom het. “Hy het my gelos en ook dié man vir sy selfoon en geld gevra.” Deurentyd het die tweede rower probeer om die deur aan die passasierskant oop te kry. “Skielik het die een wat eers by my venster was omgedraai en sy maat beveel, ‘Finish with her’. Ek het begin bewe toe ek besef dat ek die dood in die gesig staar,” vertel sy. Net toe daag ’n Helderberg Crime Watch/ vetus Schola motor op. Volgens die dogter het die mans die voertuig gewaar en na ’n wagtende wit Toyota Avanza met donker ruite in die parkeerarea gehardloop, ingespring en in die rigting van Altenastraat gery. Nog vier mans met sportsakke wat vermoedelik gesteelde items bevat het, het kort daarna ook uit die winkel gehardloop gekom. Die sakke, wat onder meer rekenaarware en selfone bevat het, is neergegooi en hulle het ook laat spaander. Die gewapende sekerheidsbeampte het hulle agternagesit en een van die rowers gevang. Hy is later aan die polisie oorhandig. Intussen het dit stil geraak in die winkel en die mense het uit die vertrek gekom. “Ons het almal in verskillende rigtings gehardloop om net van die toneel weg te kom,” sê sy. Die polisie het bevestig dat ’n besigheidsroof ondersoek word. Mense met inligting kan die ondersoekbeampte konst. Sidney Salakuvunyelwa by 021 854 9100 bel.
HEART LIGHT: Jessica Barnard creates a heartshaped light with sparklers to celebrate Guy Fawkes night in a quiet, peaceful and inoffensive manner. Despite calls from the City of Cape Town not to discharge fireworks in public spaces, many irresponsible resi dents disregarded the law and discharged fireworks in residential areas.
PHOTO: PETER BARNARD
Rugby player out on R500 bail DELIAH BRINKHUIS The 20-year-old WP Rugby player who was arrested at a roadblock in Faure Marine Drive for drunken driving in the early hours of Sunday morning has not appeared in court. Lt. Col André Traut, provincial police spokesperson, says the player was stopped at a police roadblock just after 01:00 on Sunday morning. A blood alcohol test was conducted on the scene and his blood alcohol level allegedly exceeded the legal limit of 0.05 mg/l. The player was detained in the Gordon’s Bay police cells and was released later that day on R500 bail. The player is set to appear in the Strand Magistrate’s Court on 13 August next year. He cannot be named yet because he has not yet appeared in court on a charge. When District Mail directed an enquiry to the National Prosecuting Authority on why
the player had not appeared in court following his arrest, spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila responded, “I do not have details of what you are talking about as this person you are alleging to have been arrested did not appear in any of our courts, including the Strand Magistrate’s Court”. Before his arrest at the roadblock, the player had apparently been at the farewell party of another WP player, Dillyn Leyds, in Strand. Leyds left on Tuesday to join the Western Force in Australia (see page 3). A statement on WP Rugby’s website confirms that one of its players was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. WP Rugby says they will support the player, “who has an exemplary disciplinary record to date”, through its employee assistance programme. “Western Province Rugby regards the matter as sub-judice and neither WP Rugby, nor the player, will comment further.”
7 November, 2013
Bejaarde vrou erg beseer ná val in Dorpsmeent-sentrum ILLANA FRANTZ
Die plaaslike vissersgemeenskap vergader oor die 2013–’14 kreefseisoen. FOTO: DALEEN FOUCHÉ
Plaaslike vissersgroepe byeen oor kreefpermitte DALEEN FOUCHÉ ’n Storm is aan die oplaai oor permitte vir plaaslike vissermanne vir die 2013–’14kreefseisoen. Twee gemeenskapsgroepe wat hulle beywer vir die regte van vissermanne wat voorheen koppe gestamp het, het ná ’n vergadering vroeër die week besluit om saam te werk. Helderberg Artisanal Fishers Association het op Maandag 4 November met die Hottentot Hollands Fishers Association vergader om die groepspermit vir die 2013–’14-kreefseisoen te bespreek. Die Hottentot Hollands Fishers Association het ’n jaar gelede weggebreek van die Helderberg Artisanal Fishers Association. Helderberg se vissersgemeenskap is verlede seisoen slegs een groepspermit toegestaan wat vir 70 vissermanne vangregte gee. Die DistriksPos verneem dat dié permit hernu sal word, maar dat kwotas verminder sal word en 80 vis-
sermanne onder die groepspermit toegelaat sal word. Die DistriksPos is na dié vergadering uitgenooi, maar is later versoek om die vergadering te verlaat nadat gemoedere opgevlam het. Die DistriksPos verneem daar is besluit dié twee groepe sal saamwerk om te verseker dat die groepspermit op ’n regverdige wyse bestuur word. Die Hottentot Hollands Fishers Association is tans besig met regsaksies om uitstaande geld van die 2012–’13-seisoen te verhaal. ’n Brief is aan die departement van landbou, bosbou en visserye gestuur om ’n dispuut te verklaar oor die groepspermit. Die groepe het weer gisteraand, ná DistriksPos ter perse gegaan het, ontmoet om die kwessie verder te bespreek. Die parlement is tans in die proses om die wysiging op die Wet op Lewende Mariene Hulpbronne te oorweeg, wat ’n invloed op die uitreiking van permitte vir 2013–’14 kan hê. Die Hottentot Hollands Fishers Association wou nie voor vanaand se vergadering plaasvind kommentaar lewer nie.
’n Bejaarde vrou dra steeds die letsels ná sy verlede week in die Dorpsmeent-sentrum geval het en beseer is. Die vrou (87) is vir die afgelope vyf jaar ’n inwoner by Huis van Niekerk Benadehof Aftree-oord in die Strand en ten spyte van haar ouderdom, is sy steeds baie aktief. Sy sê sy doen gereeld haar inkopies by dié sentrum, maar sedert die val is sy maar skrikkerig om terug te gaan. Die insident het Donderdag (31 Oktober) gebeur toe die vrou en haar man (88), soos gewoonlik, hul inkopies gaan doen het. Die man het by PNA ingegaan terwyl die vrou aangestap het. “Ek het nog so halfpad met die res van die gang geloop, toe ek net skielik voel hoe my gesig die vloer tref. Die volgende oomblik was ek omring deur baie vreemde mense wat my kom help het,” vertel die vrou. Met die val het sy haar oog lelik beseer, asook haar knieë en haar linkerhand. Haar bril was ook erg beskadig en moes herstel word. Haar man het kort daarna uit PNA gekom en haar by die sentrum se ingang gesien, waar sy die insident in die klagteboek aangemeld het. “Ek is nou nog potblou, maar ek is net bly dat my bril nie gebreek het nie, want anders sou die splinters binne in my oog gegaan het.”
Die vrou se beseerde oog ná sy geval het. Volgens die vrou se man, is daar nog gevalle waar mense in die sentrum geval het en só beseer is, dat hulle mediese behandeling moes ontvang. Die egpaar sê ook dat hulle vir die veiligheid van ander bejaardes vrees wat met ’n val, erger beserings kan opdoen. “Die teëls is seepglad, dit lyk soos spieëls. Mense moet gewaarsku word,” het die vrou gesê. Die DistriksPos het die sentrumbestuur om kommentaar genader. Teen druktyd is egter geen kommentaar ontvang nie.
Crime snippets / Misdaad brokkies Abalone suspect out on bail
The Hawston man, Brent Dalton, who was arrested in Gordon’s Bay for the illegal possession and transportation of 5307 shelled abalone was granted R5 000 bail in the Strand Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Dalton was travelling along Sir Lowry’s Pass on 29 October in a dark coloured Toyota Fortuner when he was pulled over at 09:50 by the police’s dog unit. The Fortuner, thought to be a courtesy vehicle, was searched and 18 bags of shelled abalone with an estimated value of more than R2 million was found. His next court appearance will be on 14 January 2014.
Reeksinbreker steeds vas
John Nelson, die man wat van ’n reeks huisbrake in die Helderberg verdink word, sal weer op 26 November in die Strand landdroshof verskyn. Borgtog is nie toegestaan nie en Nelson (35) sal tot dan in aanhouding bly. Nelson is op 22 Oktober by ’n huis in Lochnerstraat in hegtenis geneem nadat hy omstreeks 11:00 in die huis betrap is. Hy word ook verbind met ’n voorval in Munnikstraat omstreeks 09:00 die oggend waarin ’n 83-jarige man aangerand is. Mense met inligting kan ao. Rudolf Maree, by 021 854 9100 bel.
7 November, 2013
Dillyn Leyds joins the Force in Oz DELIAH BRINKHUIS Strand resident and former Western Province player, Dillyn Leyds (21), left for Australia on Tuesday after being offered a contract with the Australian Super Rugby franchise, the Western Force. Dillyn played fullback for the Baby Boks (SA u.20 team) in 2011. They won the Junior World Championship after beating the All Blacks in the final. He currently plays for the WP u.21 team – the current log leaders – and Dillyn also featured in the WP Vodacom cup team this season. His parents, Erica and Gershwin, are naturally extremely proud of their son’s achievement, saying that they will support him in
Saying goodbye to their friend Dillyn (in front) at the Cape Town International airport are Stewart Jacobs, Chandré Adonis, Tristan Leyds, Tom Bednall, Nathan Nel, Rick Schreuder, Sti Sithole, Vince Jobo, Liefa Ghana, Keenan Kleinsmidt and Kirsty Gourlay.
Former WP u.21 player Dillyn Leyds with his proud parents, Gershwin and Erica. This Strand resident left for Australia on Tuesday to join the Western Force.
PHOTO: IAN BAARD
his career. “I know that WP wanted to keep him, but this is an opportunity of a lifetime which he worked hard for,” said Erica. Dillyn’s rugby talent stems from his dad and his grandfather, the late Hubert Stewart, who played flyhalf for the Somerset West Rugby Council. In previous years, Gershwin also captained the Strand Rugby Club. Dillyn started his primary schooling at Hendrik Louw Primary in Strand in 1999, where he played with current WP and Stormers prop Steven Kittshof. He was later awarded a bursary by Western Province Preparatory School in Claremont, where he played rugby and cricket and captained the rugby teams in all age groups. “We only saw each other over weekends,” recalls Erica. “When he missed us too much he would visit us and spend the whole week-
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end just with us.” In 2005 Dillyn attended Bishops College in Rondebosch, where he was later selected to the WP u.18 Academy team. He was called up to the WP u.18 Craven Week team that same year as a replacement. In 2011 he attended the WP Rugby Academy in Stellenbosch and was a regular member of the WP u.19 Currie Cup team. In 2012, which was a big year for him, he was selected for the UCT Varsity Cup team. His great form earned him the title of 2012 Varsity Cup Rookie of the year and also resulted in his being called to the Junior Springboks preliminary squad for the Junior World Cup held in SA in the same year. “Somebody saw his talent,” says Gershwin about his son’s latest achievement. “He accepted this challenge – which shows that he is determined to work hard at his career,” Gershwin adds.
7 November, 2013
‘Swendelaar’ loop hom vas ILLANA FRANTZ Elmari Wessels, ’n inwoner van die Strand, meen ’n artikel wat in verlede week se DistriksPos gepubliseer is, het verhoed dat haar ma ’n slagoffer van ’n slenter word.
DistriksPosleser Elmari Wessels het dié foto van ’n beweerde swendelaar Saterdag by Somerset Mall geneem. Die foto van die man se gesig is digitaal manipuleer om sy identiteit te be skerm.
Die artikel, Swendelaars vra petrolgeld in die DistriksPos van 1 November, het lesers ingelig oor ’n man wat in die Strand en by Somerset Mall die ronde doen en vir petrolgeld vra nadat sy motor kwansuis sonder petrol gaan staan het. Die “swendelaar” het in albei gevalle aangebied dat die slagoffer sy selfoon hou as waarborg dat hy sal terugkom om die petrolgeld terug te betaal. Ná Wessels die artikel gelees het, was sy baie meer op haar hoede toe sy,
haar ma en haar suster Saterdag by Somerset Mall inkopies gedoen het. Wessels vertel dat hulle net ná 11:00 in die parkeerarea oorkant Stodels gestaan het, toe ’n man met ’n “vals Italiaanse aksent” hulle genader het. Hy het geld gesoek om sy visum te hernu. “Die man het gesien die bakkie waarin ons gery het, het ’n CEM-registrasienommer en toe vertel hy vir my ma en suster, wat voor in die bakkie gesit het, hoe hy shark cage diving in Hermanus gedoen het. Hulle was natuurlik baie geinteresseerd, maar ek het snuf in die neus gekry.” Wessels het goed na die man se aksent geluister en agtergekom dat sy aksent vals is. Haar dogter het lesse geneem om Italiaans te kan praat en het gereeld dié taal in hul huis gepraat. Sy sê hy het selfs van die woorde verkeerd uitge-
spreek. “My ma het hom jammer gekry en was op die punt om ’n R100-noot uit haar beursie te haal om vir hom te gee. Maar ek het haar net daar gestop.” Wessels sê verder dat sy die “toeris” gevra het om ’n foto van hom te neem, maar dat hy glad nie hierin belanggestel het nie en net sy gesig weggedraai het. “Die artikel het my bewus gemaak en so kon ek my ma keer om ook ’n slagoffer te word. Dit is nou my plig om ander mense ook te waarsku, want hoeveel ander ou mense word nie met die slenter gevang nie?” Volgens konst Suzan Jantjies, woordvoerder van die Somerset-Wes-polisie, is geen sulke voorvalle by hulle aangemeld nie. “Ons patrollievoertuie is nou in kennis gestel om op die uitkyk te wees vir sulke tipe insidente.”
Blaze victims rebuild DELIAH BRINKHUIS Almost 200 residents of the Ethembeni informal settlement were left homeless after a fire razed 52 homes on Sunday. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management reported that 60 children were among the displaced. They provided food, blankets and building material to affected residents. No injuries were reported. According to Constable Mthokozisi Gama, Lwandle police spokesperson, a case of arson is being investigated after it was reported that a man had allegedly set his girlfriend’s home alight. On Monday, affected residents were pushing wheelbarrows with building material or the remains of their possessions.
Asanda Mini (21), who was to write his matric maths exam on Tuesday this week, was hard at work in the heat as he and many others rebuilt their homes. Mini, who lives with his 32-year-old sister and her two children aged three and seven, said they lost everything in the blaze, including his school books. Bonisile Nogcinisa, who works in Strand, was assisted by colleagues who brought wooden boards for him to rebuild his home with. Marius Fransman, chairperson of the ANC in the Western Cape, visited Lwandle on Monday. Fransman said he would correspond with Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and ask for assistance. Anyone who can assist the residents can phone community leader Simthembile Mfencane on 073 248 0407.
Tim Haynes (left) assisted his colleague Bonisile Nogcinisa (second from left) of the Ethem beni informal settlement in Lwandle in reconstructing his house after it was destroyed in a blaze on Sunday night.
PHOTOS: DELIAH BRINKHUIS
Marius Fransman, chairperson of the ANC in the Western Cape, visited the Ethembeni in formal settlement on Monday with Xolani Sothase (right), former councillor of Lwandle.
7 November, 2013
No home visits for voter registration yet In the Western Cape, registration weekend for the upcoming elections is scheduled for 9 and 10 November. “Our operations are in place. However, there is a misconception that IEC officials will be available to register people at their homes over the weekend if they apply to an IEC office to do so due to illness, senior age or an affliction that would prevent them from visiting a registration station over that weekend. “This is unfortunately not possible before or over the registration weekend,” said Courtney Sampson, provincial electoral
Construction on the Waterstone parking area has started. The centre will have a larger Pick n Pay and Woolworths – with a coffee shop – while a McDonald’s drivethrough is also being added.
Waterstone Village expanding DALEEN FOUCHÉ The Waterstone Village in Somerset West is expanding its shopping space. Daphne Kriel, centre manager, says a combination of Waterstone’s popularity, feedback from customers and Pick n Pay and Woolworths’ growing turnover contributed to the decision to expand the shopping space. The Pick n Pay at Waterstone was completed last week and was extended from 2 763m² to 3 500m². The Woolworths will extend from 700m² to 1 624m² and construction on this store is expected to be complete by the end of the month.
Kriel says that Woolworths is adding a coffee shop to its Waterstone offering. She adds that the Waterstone Woolworths was named the best Woolworths in South Africa in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Feedback from clients about the expanded Pick n Pay has also been very positive. “Clients love the sense of space while shopping.” A McDonalds drive-through is also being added to the centre’s mix and will be complete in early December. It will be situated next to the KFC. Kriel says the centre is currently digging up the parking area to construct more parking bays and cater
better to their clients’ needs. She says more undercover parking bays were already added to the back of the centre and more disabled parking spaces will be made available. The current capacity of 379 parking bays will be almost doubled to 656 parking bays after the upgrade. It is estimated that the parking area will be completed in three weeks. “We would like to thank all Waterstone customers and tenants for their patience during our revamp period, and with all the positive comments towards the changes at this stage we are looking forward to provide our customers with a completed, revamped centre by the end of November that everyone can be proud of.”
officer. People who have requested home registration will be visited by IEC officials after registration weekend. These persons include those residing in communal homes for senior citizens and frail care institutions. Sampson says in the past the IEC received requests for home visits from able-bodied people, which caused a strain on their resources. To sign up for home registration, visit the IEC offices in Strand on the corner of Fagan and Main Road.
7 November, 2013
Matrieks tot dusver tevrede Die matriekeindeksamen is in volle swang en die matrikulante het Vrydag (1 November) en ook die afgelope
Ellushka Anthony of Gor don High School: “The pa per was much easier than the ones we wrote during the year at school, so I was happy with it.”
Micaela Eymann van Ho ërskool Macassar: “Dit was nie te ingewikkeld nie. Die tyd was min, maar ek dink ek het oraait gedoen.”
Dinsdag wiskunde geskryf. Die DistriksPos het drie skole in die Helderberg besoek om te hoor hoe die
Faatima Fredericks van Ho ërskool Gordon: “Dit het beter gegaan as wat ek verwag het, maar daar was tog ’n paar plekke waar ek moes kopkrap.”
Brandon Paarwater van Hoërskool Macassar: “Alles het goed afgeloop, so ek is optimisties oor die vol gende paar vraestelle.”
vraestelle afgeloop het. Nog foto’s is te sien by www.districtmail.com. Hier is wat hulle te sê gehad het:
Reagan Arendse van Hoër skool Gordon: “Dit was oraait. Daar was ’n paar tricky vrae, maar ek hoop die tweede vraestel is meer interessant.”
Euné Coetzee van Hoër skool Strand: “Die eksa men tot nou was redelik, niks was té maklik of té moeilik nie. Wiskunde II was egter ’n uitdaging.”
Vir Nico Lochner van Ho ërskool Strand was die ek samen maklik tot dusver. Hy sê wel dat die tale, veral die literatuurvrae stel, hom bietjie onder ge kry het, maar die twee maklike wiskundevraestel le het hiervoor opgemaak.
Christine Gerber van Hoër skool Strand sê dat die ek samen tot dusver ‘aan vaarbaar’ was. Sy sien uit daarna om biologie, haar gunsteling vak,k te skryf. Wiskunde II was egter iet wat van ’n uitdaging. “Ek moes mooi dink en hoop my uitslae is goed.”
Vrou eis van Stad ná val by mangat DALEEN FOUCHÉ
gat nie behoorlik toe was nie. Daar was in inderdaad verskeie Die onwettige geitems soos klere in bruik van ’n manhierdie spesifieke gat het ’n ernstige mangat. ongeluk veroorTydens ’n drie uur saak, en dit kan lange operasie is die moontlik tot ’n bene weer met skroesaak teen die Stad we aanmekaar geKaapstad lei. heg, maar Grové sê sy moet die volgende Magel Grové, ’n 12 weke in ’n rolstoel plaaslike sakevrou deurbring en dit is ’n en ondervoorsitter “groot ongerief”. van die Helderberg “Ek voel egter die Afrikaanse Sakekamunisipaliteit is mer, het op 9 Oktober Magel Grové net ná die ongeluk. verantwoordelik dat “soos Alice in Wonderland” in ’n mangat ingeval, en haar voet die loopvlak veilig moet wees.” Stuart Pringle, raadslid vir die Somersetis gevolglik ernstig beseer. Grové vertel dat sy in Somerset-Wes se sa- Wes-sakekern, sê Grové het ’n eis by die Stad kekern gestap het en toe sy oorkant die Angli- Kaapstad ingedien. Dit sal deur die Stad se kaanse Kerk was, het sy skielik in die mangat versekeraars hersien word. Hy sê daar word gereeld vreemde items uit geval. Sy verduidelik dat die mangat op so ’n wyse stormwaterdreine gehaal. Volgens ’n persdeur die deksel bedek was dat dit voorgekom verklaring deur die Stad Kaapstad is daar onlangs ’n tas, ramshorings, ’n skaapvel, ’n trolhet asof die gat behoorlik toe was. In werklikheid was dit egter slegs gedeelte- lie en ’n hele stel eetgerei uit stormwaterdreine gehaal. lik toegemaak. Pringle verduidelik dat die Stad in die verToe sy daarop trap, het die mangatdeksel soos ’n wipplank meegegee. Die deksel het lede al die mangatdeksels swaarder gemaak haar voet getref en verskeie klein beentjies het om te voorkom dat mense dit oopmaak. Hy sê vir elke R3 wat bestee word aan inframiddeldeur gekap. struktuur, moet die Stad R2 opdok om dié inHaar rug is ook beseer toe sy geval het. “Die administratiewe beampte van die frastruktuur as gevolg van diefstal en vandaAnglikaanse kerk, Wilmot Bushby, het my lisme te herstel of vervang. Pringle doen ’n beroep op die gemeenskap sien inval en was daar om my te help binne om enige aktiwiteit by mangate aan die Stad sekondes,” het sy gesê. Grové sê die mangate word soms deur te rapporteer deur 0860 10 30 89 te bel. Grové spreek haar dank uit aan almal wat straatmense as ’n bêreplek vir hul besittings gebruik en sy vermoed dit is hoekom die man- haar gehelp het.
Distrikspos 7 November, 2013
NODDY’S HERE AGAIN: The Somerset West Round Table 31’s annual Noddy Party starts on Thursday 28 November at the Vergelegen Wine Estate. This is the 38th anniversary and according to con venor André Bouwer it will be an outing to remember. The show starts at 19:00 until 21:30 and gates open at 17:00 (week days) and 16:00 (weekends). Trac tor rides will begin at 18:00. Bring a pic nic to enjoy. Tickets, from R50 to R65, can be bought online at www.nod dy.org.za or at the Indigo Spur, Water stone Village, daily: 09:00 to 22:00. Ad ditional shows: Friday 29 – Saturday 30 November, Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 De cember, ending on Saturday 7 December. Proceeds are distributed to various local welfare organisations.
7 November, 2013
NIGHT SHELTER: Wellknown local artists and gallery owners recently gathered with members of the public to participate in the Somerset West Night Shelter’s Art and Wine auction at Avontuur restaurant. “Be sides this third annual event being fun filled and exciting, it was such a pleasure to view all the different styles, colours and textures produced by both new and established, highly talented artists. The evening also brought out keen collectors and connoisseurs of wine,” said Paddy Judd on behalf of the shelter. Proceeds of the event will go towards a new vehicle for the shelter. Here Michele Neethling (left) from Michele Neethling Gallery and Art Studio and Danny Leahy, owner of Manuka restaurant, hand over donations of art and wine to Jo Swart, Night Shelter chairperson. The donated items were auc tioned at the event.
Win nutritious food for your dog online Two bags of Royal Canin Health Nutrition dog food are up for grabs in the Helderberg Crime Watch and DistrictMail competition. This prize is valued at R1050. The winners’ bags of food will be specific to the size and the breed of their dog. Royal Canin Health Nutrition provides all the essential nutrients and ingredients
measured with the utmost precision to contribute, every day and on a long-term basis, to the well-being and health of all dogs and cats according to age, size, physiological condition and breed. The competition runs from today until 15:00 on 19 November. To enter, visit www.districtmail.com and view the competitions tab.
Wen Savemore-vleis met DistriksPos Is jy bekommerd oor vanjaar se Kersfees-vleis? Dan hoef jy nie verder as DistriksPos te soek nie: R1 000 se vleiskoepons kan in die DistriksPos en Savemore Meat Market, Macassar se plak-en-wen kompetisie gewen word. Die kompetisie begin vandag (7 November) waar jy jou inskrywingsvorm en eerste plakstuk in die koerant kry. Die daaropvolgende plakstukke verskyn dan in die uitgawes van 14, 21 en 28 November. Na afloop van die kompetisie moet inskrywingsvorms by die DistriksPos-kantore, (37 Mynhardtstraat, Strand) of by Savemore Meat Market, Macassar (hoek van Visen Kabeljoustraat) ingehandig word. Die sluitingsdatum is Woensdag 4 Desember en die wenner sal in die DistriksPos van 12 Desember aangekondig word. Slegs oorspronklike koerant-inskrywings en plakstukke sal aanvaar word. Sien die advertensie op bladsy 14 vir meer inligting.
7 November, 2013
Local mom’s writing goes international
The series of books by Rae Rivers. ILLANA FRANTZ A stay at home mom from Somerset West has recently signed a four book deal with internationally renowned book publisher, Harper Collins. This mom of two, Rae Rivers, has been writing since the age of 12 knowing she always wanted to be an author, yet never sharing this dream with anyone. She describes writing as a “great escape throughout my teenage years”. She recalls writing on a handwriter and typewriter and later upgrading to typing on a computer and laptop. But it was when her son started school a few years ago, that she started writing earnestly as an adult. She had some time on her hands in the mornings and this became her time to write. Three years ago, with the help of social media, she linked up with other authors on the internet who gave her advice, guidance and support to make her dream a reality. Rae’s first book, the fun, flirty romantic suspense novel, Cat got your tongue? was published online in October last year. The paperback has also recently became available.
But it was in March this year that Rae took a leap of faith and submitted one of the books in the series to the publishers at Harper Collins. The four book series called The Keepers, came to her after having lunch with friends one day. “We were discussing the books in the Twilight series when the character of a witch who wanted her story told, came into my mind. I played with the idea and the rest of the characters developed as I was driving back home from lunch,” says Rae. The story is about one of the most powerful witches and her three keepers, the brothers Archer, Declan and Ethan who are dutybound to defend her. They are her fierce protectors and her allies in maintaining the balance of nature. The other book in the series is the prequel which deals with the three brothers’ sister Sienna. The series falls in the category of paranormal romance. The Keepers: Archer was the first to be published as an eBook in May while the second one,The Keepers: Sienna, also as an eBook, was published in September. The third book The Keepers: Declan will also be pub-
lished as an eBook in January 2014 with the last The Keepers: Ethan is expected a few months after. The books will also be released as a paperbacks at a later stage. Rae Rivers is the writer’s pseudonym as she describes herself as a very private person. “Initially writing was only my hobby, my little escape, but not so much any more,” she recalls and adds that she only told some of her closest family members in September that her books have been published. “It’s all very exciting, but also a little overwhelming. I’ve always just been writing for myself and it’s entirely different writing under contract now, but I still enjoy it very much,” says Rae who is currently in the process of completing book three in the series. ) Three lucky readers can each win an electronic copy of The Keepers: Archer as well as The Keepers: Sienna. The books will be sent via Amazon, so those entering would need to own an eReader like a laptop, iPad or kindle. To enter, SMS the keywords The Keepers to 34421. Please include your name, surname and email address. The closing date is 12:00 on Monday 11 November. Each SMS costs R1,50.
Author Rae Rivers
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7 November, 2013
Mail Why do we celebrate Guy Fawkes? Although the discharging of fireworks on Tuesday 5 November (Guy Fawkes night) was only permitted on Macassar Beach, there were still people discharging fireworks in suburban areas on Tuesday night. Councillors from the City of Cape Town said they received numerous complaints from Helderberg residents about irresponsible individuals discharging fireworks all over the Helderberg. The terrible trauma suffered by domestic pets when fireworks, particularly those emitting loud explosions, is devastating. Many children as well as adults love the bright spectacular colours bursting into the night sky and the loud explosives and ooh and aah to these sights and sounds. Are these few moments of explosions and pretty colours in the sky really worth all the trauma that is caused? Do these people know what harm they are causing? The event they’re celebrating occurred on 5 November 1605 in London when Guy Fawkes was arrested while guarding explosives placed beneath the House of Lords. It has no relevance to us at all. It serves only to terrify our pets, maim people and waste money. It should be totally banned.
Motoris gesoek ná ongeluk in Broadway Op Woensdag 30 Oktober was ek in ’n ongeluk betrokke op die hoek van Broadway en Millstraat, Strand. Terwyl ek my kar uit die pad uitgetrek het, het ’n onbekende dame met donker hare die man wat in my vasgery het uitgeskel omdat sy nie by hom verby kon kom nie. As gevolg daarvan het hierdie man gery sonder om sy besonderhede aan my te verskaf. Dit maak hom nou skuldig aan ’n kriminele oortreding. Al wat ek wil vra is dat padgebruikers hul oordeel sal gebruik op ’n ongelukstoneel. Dit is nou met groot moeite dat ons hierdie man probeer opspoor want die skade aan my kar beloop duisende rande.
RENETTE OOSTHUIZEN STRAND
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Guy Fawkes celebrations: Macassar Beach was the only area in the Helderberg where fireworks could be legally discharged.
Gordon’s Bay Security -providing the right kind of security In today’s society there is such a strong demand for well-rounded security protection. A good security company is trustworthy in carrying out their duties which also includes protecting families and homes. Gordon’s Bay Security will go beyond the basics of watching out for trouble and will do whatever is necessary to seek out and prevent before any damage may be caused. They are also always honest, making sure to report back on any incidents, what activities they performed as well as any and everything that may have happened that required their scrutiny or intervention. One of the core functions of any security company is to be able to identify when there is trouble or criminal activity tak-
ing place. In order to do so effectively, a good company has a high level of awareness of their surroundings at all times and can spot anything that may be out of place and need a closer examination. A security company’s job is not just about identifying criminal activity, but also preventing it, that is why they are so visible in the areas. By doing so, they may potentially put themselves in a dangerous position. For the average individual, they would probably run from situations, whereas a good security company is prepared for such an encounter and are brave enough to move forward in their duties rather than run backwards. Let’s face it, at some point in the operation of a security company’s duty, they are going to have to deal
with a person that is being belligerent. It’s during those times that controlling the person and/or crowd partly hinges on their ability to be cool under pressure, to exude confidence in their authority and their ability to guide people’s actions. This confidence is not arrogance, but a rather calm, professional confidence that people will listen and react to. A security company at times has to be the leader and we’d all rather follow a confident leader than an arrogant one or someone who isn’t confident. I salute you for giving me excellent service. Please keep it up Gordon’s Bay Security.
CHERON LE ROUX
Thanks to SAPS and public for their help following car theft I would like to say thank you for the letter published in the Helderberg Gazette to give thanks and recognition to the police officers and members of the public who assisted me after the theft of our of motor vehicle. The manner in which I was assisted and the speed at which everything was dealt with was amaz-
ing and heartfelt. This letter is also to create awareness from my experience this morning. Please could you advise how to go about doing this. Without the assistance from the members of public and the SAPS I would not be typing this mail to you.
As the majority of the people who assisted do not have access to internet, I would like to thank them via the paper so that they can get the recognition (they deserve) and be an example to people in their communities. Your assistance in this regard would be greatly appreciated.
Rusthof Primêr, ‘tussen die yl blou berge en die rustelose see’ Vir ’n oudleerder van Rusthof Primêr was dit hartseer om te sien hoe ’n gedeelte van my skool se ou dak verwyder word. Ek het my skoolloopbaan hier begin in die 1980’s. Ek dink terug aan die gelukkige dae toe ons as kinders lekker saamgespeel het op die veld of teerblad, en aan die pale geswaai het. Respek was nog respek en ’n pak slae was goed. Ouers het nie die on-
derwysers kom vrae vra oor ’n pak slae nie en ons kinders was te bang om by die huis te kla anders kry ons nog ’n pak. Ook dink ek terug aan oudonderwysers wat steeds in my hart is, dié wat reeds die ewigheid in is, dié wat afgetree het en dié wat nog steeds daar is. Welgedaan, hou aan met die goeie werk. Julle verdien die nuwe skool. Dit is beslis ’n goeie era wat
verbygegaan het en ’n nuwe era vir die skool wat nou begin word. Baie geluk en welgedaan met die nuwe skool, Rusthof Primêr. Waardeer dit en kyk mooi daarna. Kom ons werk saam as ’n gemeenskap en laat nie toe dat kwaaddoeners dit afbreek en verniel nie. Meld hulle aan. Dit is hartseer, maar tog ook ’n oomblik van blydskap.
Uplift Strand Beach with walkway I noticed the mentioning of uplifting the Beach front area and I have some ideas. First one: How about constructing a walk /cycle /jogging path, there is ample space. Starting at Gordon’s Bay from Bikini Beach (build a walkway similar to the one in Ballito) right up to the Main Beach, then down the beach next to the parking area, at the end turn away from the coastline or continue down the coast (another walkway construction) up to the road at the Villa Via Hotel at Harbour Island. Then turn inland, go down Faure Marine Drive right up to Strand, turn left after Greenways (where Faure Marine meets Beach Road in Strand), then right up to the end of Strand Beach on your way to the mall. Then right down to the new development at the Cheetah sanctuary, similar to the one that goes from Melkbos to Blouberg. The Councils can fund it, or privately owned companies can market along side it Start by uplifting the area by investing in better infrastructure. Just an idea that someone can implement. PRIVÉE MARINDA SMITH
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THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER SOMERSET WEST ) There will be a sale of foreign, especially German books, in the foyer of the library every day for the next few weeks. Books will be sold at R30 each. ) The Somerset West Bird Club meets in the library hall at 20:00. The guest speaker will be John Graham with a presentation on Birding in Chile. Visitors are welcome. Entry is free. Small donation for tea after the meeting. Phone Brian Dennis on 0 021 855 3945 or 0 083 458 3806. SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER SOMERSET WEST ) Shiraz and Friends are in concert in
the Playhouse Theatre. The show starts at 20:00 and tickets, priced at R85, are available from Computicket. Visit 2 www.shirazband.co.za. ) The Schapenberg Sir Lowry’s Conservancy guided walk, Walks for Wine starts at 08:30 and finishes at 13:00 from and back to the Ongegund Guest house and conference centre. Distance is 10 km and the cost is R100 which includes a wine tasting and lunch. Phone Andreas 0 082 344 1096 or 2 email firstname.lastname@example.org. SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER SOMERSET WEST ) The Olde Oaks Market takes place in Somerset West Business Park from 10:00 – 15:00. Look forward to mouthwatering jaffels and pancakes, olives,
pickles and freshly baked bread, jewellery, arts and crafts, exquisite candles, water wise plants, biltong, salami, boerewors and lots more. The Animal Rescue Organization has a permanent stall to raise funds. Phone Mandy: 0 082 374 6648 for more information. WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER SOMERSET WEST ) Organisation: The Hottentots-Holland Garden Club meets at 09:30 for 10:00 on the library hall. Mr. J.V. van der Linde is the guest speaker and will speak about A spring visit to New Zealand. ) Professionele enkellopendes 60 jaar en ouer ontmoet om 12:30. Skakel 0 076 115 7382.
The Anna Foundation, an organisation that addresses the educational and social needs of rural children throughout the province, is having their end of year showcase on 14 November. The foundation works after school hours on farms, in rural schools and other rural environments. Here they implement their Three R’s programme: Reading, Running and Right-ing through education, sports and life skills. The showcase takes place at 12:00 at the Rustenberg Wine Estate. For more information, phone Carolyn on 021 809 1225 or email email@example.com.
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Fearless advocate for fuller figures DALEEN FOUCHÉ A local lass from Somerset West is making waves in the South African and international modelling and fashion industries and is the first fuller-figure model to be featured in the Cosmopolitan Swimwear edition.
Tim and Sharon Bridgman from England on their visit to Cape Agulhas
English charity cyclists visit Somerset West couple Justin and Chrisna Zietzman had the privilege of accommodating English cycling couple Sharon and Tim Bridgman who are raising funds and awareness for the international Shelterbox charity organisation for almost two weeks. ShelterBox has a close working relationship with the Red Cross and responds to victims of natural disasters by providing emergency shelter. The Bridgemans have undertaken a threeyear cycle challenge from North Cape in Northern Norway to Northern Alaska to raise funds. Justin met the couple on a working trip in Botswana where the couple requested to pitch their tent for the night on a construction site. Instead, he welcomed them to the lodge where he was staying and invited them to stay with him and Chisna on their South-African leg of their trip.
Sharon and Tim started their journey on 4 June last year and have, travelled through 23 countries and cycled 26 000 km so far, completing the European and African leg of their journey. They hope to finish in Barrow , Alaska in July 2015. The couple will fly to Argentinia today (7 November) and will start peddling again from Ushuaia. Chrisnasaysshewashumbledbythesimplicity with which Sharon and Tim live, but, more importantly, their determination and belief in their cause. Their South African hosts took the couple on a tour of the wine farms, Table Mountain, Hout Bay and Simon’s Town. Chrisna says they even went to their sons, Matthew and Jayden’s concert, at Happy Faces Pre-primary. Follow Sharon and Tim at http:// north2northcycletour.wordpress.com
Jemma Grobbelaar (23) who is locally known for her extraordinary skills as a kitesurfer, has now embarked on a new adventure in the fashion world and is setting the stage for a healthy body image to become the new norm. Cosmopolitan Swimwear edition for November 2013 features Jemma in a Varga Girl theme, inspired by the fashion of the 1940s, with plenty of red lipstick, curls and curves. She appears in different poses, featuring six bikinis, two pairs of jeans and three full swimsuits. “I am proud to be an ambassador for real women with curves. I love the fact that the South African fashion industry is starting to embrace bodies of all sizes.” But modelling was not a natural career choice for Jemma, who only decided to pursue this avenue after a serious knee injury. Jemma says after taking part in the kitesurfing world tour for four years, she tore all the ligaments in her left knee while competing in Essex. After reconstructive surgery, Jemma was devastated to hear that she had to spend a year on rehabilitating her knee before competing again. But after reading about the “curvy revolution” and how plus-size models were featured on the catwalk during London Fashion Week, Jemma was inspired. Jemma has since modelled for American Apparel in Malibu in the USA, New Look in the United Kingdom and NKD in Europe. Locally, Jemma stars in a television commercial for Special K, she regularly works with Jet Club and is now also featured in Cosmopolitan and Shape Magazine. Jemma says the Cosmopolitan Swimwear photo shoot in Malaysia exceeded expectations, with all the models being treated like queens. “I hope that the photos influenced women into a fearlessness of wearing a bikini at any size, which is a fearlessness I wish every woman can feel.” Jemma’s ambition does not stop with modelling. Besides wanting to feature on the
Jemma Grobbelaar (23) from Somerset West has launched her international model ling career. cover of Vogue, she also plans on starting a fashion brand for fuller figures, “where the clothes don’t look like they are made for mature, elderly women”. Jemma says she would also like to become a motivational speaker to inspire teenagers and young adults. “I want to create awareness that girls and women can feel good in their own skins and embrace who they are and love themselves.” But Jemma says kitesurfing remains the great passion she will continue to pursue. At the age of 23, Jemma has not only made her mark in the international sport and fashion scene, but was also featured as one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans, and she joined Sir Richard Branson for his 60th birthday crossing of the English Channel in 2010. Follow Jemma on Twitter, @jemmasa or join her on Facebook. Requests for Jemma to be included in an event can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Betty van Noordwyk of the ACVV Bright Lights Centre in Somerset West (left) received the Vocational Service Award. Her husband Johnny (middle) and Helderberg Rotary Ann, Bridie Whittall (right) are seen with her.
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The Helderberg Rotary club had their annual award ceremony last Thursday. Members of the
GETROUD: DistriksPosverslaggewer Jamey Thomas en Luke Gordon van SomersetWes het Sondag die knoop deurgehak. Jamey is die dogter van Jac kie en Faith Thomas en Luke die seun van Malcolm en Vi colene Gordon.
Gordon’s Bay resident Moira Culverwell (middle) joined the Helderberg Rotary club recently. Seen with her are club president Peter Cohen (left) and club member Ken Baard.
Rotary awards for exceptional contributions community were honoured for their active role in upliftment of the community.
Past president André Boonzaier (middle) handed the Paul Harris award to past president Alan Hartley (right). On the left is Peter Cohen (Helderberg Rotary president).
Alta Foster (right) of the Pearl Project received the Guy Chennels Award at the Helderberg Rotary award ceremony. Seen here with her are Dr Elma Vorster and Peter Cohen.
Principal of Parel Vallei High School Ettienne Gouws received Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellowship Sapphire Award from the Rotary’s past District Governor, judge Deon Van Zyl (left); on the right is Helderberg Rota ry president, Peter Cohen.
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Light up the Hospice tree Helderberg Hospice is inviting the community to buy a light for its Tree of Lights project. The tree will be lit up outside the Helderberg Hospice building at 21 Old Stellenbosch Road in Somerset West, for a month, starting on International Remembrance Day celebrated on Monday 11 November. Lights cost R50 each and the names of those who are specially remembered will also be displayed on the tree. By buying a light you not only keep the memory of your loved one alive, but you also
make it possible for Helderberg Hospice to care for those in our community who face a lifethreatening illness. Please visit Helderberg Hospice to receive a Tree of Lights form or phone Patricia McNaught Davis on 082 731 5736 for details. Those who would like to attend a remembrance service on Monday 11 November at 18:30 at De Hoop Primary School hall are asked to reply to Hospice Reception at 021 852 4608 by 8 November. This event is open to all.
7 November, 2013
Local gig guide
A movie and picnic on the lawn at the Spier Wine Farm.
Delicious movie night at Spier A themed picnic coupled with one of the greatest food and wine movies of all time – Like Water for Chocolate (Como agua para chocolate), will be hosted at Spier Wine Farm. The picnic basket for the movie will include some of the sensa-
SNOTKOP BY MONKEY TOWN: Snotkop tree Saterdag 9 November op by Monkey Town. Kaartjies kos R150, wat wyn en versnapperings insluit, of R100 daarsonder. Beperkte hoeveelheid kaartjies beskikbaar. Die voorprogram begin om 17:00. Bel Elize by 021 851 3779 of 082 566 4499 vir meer inligting.
) Friday 8 November – Nic Stevens is performing at Die Watergat in the Gants Centre at 21:00. – The band Pebbleman will be performing at Bertie’s Moorings in Gordon’s Bay at 21:00. Entrance is free. ) Saturday 9 November – Anton le Roux performs live at Die Watergat Pub. His performance starts at 21:00. – Shiraz and Friends are in concert in the Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West. It starts at 20:00 and tickets, priced at R85, are available from Computicket. For more information, visit www.shirazband.co.za. – The Rollmodels will be performing at Melt’s Tavern in Gordon’s Bay from 21:30. Entrance is free. ) Sunday 10 November – Valiant Swart is live on stage at Bertie’s Moorings at 18:00. Entrance is free. – 3D is performing live at Melt’s Tavern in from 17:00. No cover charge. ) Wednesday 13 November – Die Watergat hosts an open mic night with Anton le Roux at 21:00. – Rocco de Villiers tree op by die Lochnerhof L-Saal, Strand om 19:00. Kaartjies kos R90 of R70 en is beskikbaar by PNA in die Dorpsmeent, Strand. Bel Francois by 083 368 5948 vir meer inligting.
tional meals eaten in the film and a bottle of Spier wine. The cost is R300 and it takes place on Saturday 16 November with the movie starting at 20:00. For more information or to book, phone 021 809 1100 or send an email to email@example.com.
Concert in aid of pianist A benefit concert will be held for talented young pianist, Mark Spence, who is completing his studies at the South African College of Music this year. The concert takes place at 16:00 in the Talani Lounge in Helderberg Village on Sun-
day 17 November. All proceeds will go to Mark’s education. Tickets cost R50 and can be booked by phoning Verity Abrahams on 021 855 8333 during office hours. Tickets must be collected at least 30 minutes before the concert.
Rocco de Villiers
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Gospel Festival in Stellenbosch Make sure not to miss the event of the year with the Each 1 Reach 1 Gospel Festival that will feature South Africa’s top gospel performers. The concert will be hosted at the Van Der Stel Stadium in Stellenbosch in Du Toit Street, opposite the police station on Friday 15 November.
The audience can expect performances by artists such like Loyiso, Heinz Winckler, Lulu Dikana and many more talented artists. The Each 1 Reach 1 Gospel Festival is a fundraising event for the registered non-profit organisation, Needyland. Needyland is an independent fundraising organisation established in 2009 to implement and sup-
port programmes to alleviate poverty, build businesses, facilitate access to resources and promote the empowerment of marginalised and disadvantaged communities and their individuals. Tickets for the gospel festival are R150 and are available at Computicket. The gates will open at 16:00 and the concert starts at 19:00.
JAZZ TO GET YOUR FEET TAPPING: The awardwin ning University Stellenbosch Jazz Band,will perform at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre on Sunday 17 November. The band is a vehicle for students who love jazz. The evening’s proceedings will include performances by two other ensem bles from the certificate programme: vocal ensemble Miles Beyond, who sings an array of musical styles from gospel to jazz, and vibrant jazz combo Just Friends. They are guaranteed to get your toes tapping with their vibrant ren ditions of South African favourites. Miles Beyond is coached by Lynette Petersen and Just Friends by Phillip Vermeulen. The event starts at 18:30 and tickets are R120 or R140. Seats are also available on the tourist friendly lawn at R50 for adults and R10 for children under 12.
Members of the Libertas Choir.
Choir to host charity concert The Libertas Choir will be performing in aid of two local care facilities. The choir, together with their soloists and instrumentalists, will be conducted by Johan de Villiers and will perform a wide variety of international and local sacred, secular and folk music. The event takes place on Friday 22 November at 18:30 for 19:00 at Root44 at the Audacia Wine Farm between Somerset West and Stellenbosch. Their performance will include Eric Whitaker’s Sleep, excerpts from Ariel Ramirez’s Navidad Nuestra on an Argentinian Christmas, as well as highlights from As it is in Heaven and Les Misrables. Featured South African composers and arrangers include Zorada Temmingh, Theresa Loock and Ger-
hard Niemand, with the latter also providing piano accompaniment for the choir’s performance of his newly-arranged Two Lovers jazz medley. As always, the choir will also present authentic renderings of indigenous ethnic songs. The concert is in aid of Huis Pam Brink in Strand and Aanhouwen Work and Care Centre for Mentally Handicapped Adults in Somerset West. Tickets are R125 and are available at Aanhouwen or Computicket. It includes the choir performance, pre-drinks before the show and a relaxing cocktail event after the show. There will also be a lucky draw after the show and the price is a travelling voucher worth R10 000. For more information, phone Linda Niemoller on 072 877 7337.
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Blommeklub steun Hospice ’n Groep vroue van The Rose Room bloemiste in SomersetWes het die lede van die Helderberg Blommeklub op 22 Oktober toegespreek. Hulle het gesels oor hoe bloemiste verskil en ook die werk van blommekuns. Die personeel het ook vertel van die blou asters wat hulle soms kan kry en dat dit baie lank neem om die blomme so te kleur. “Dit was heerlik om na die dames te luister en uit te vind hoekom hulle so baie van blomme hou,” het Jannie du Toit, voorsitter van die blommeklub, gesê. Verder is die blommeklub ook
trots op ’n baie suksesvolle geldinsameling wat verlede maand vir Helderberg Hospice gehou is. Woordvoerder Patricia McNaught Davis het die klub persoonlik hiervoor kom bedank. By die funksie het internasionale blomkunstenaar Pam Harris die siklus van die skoenlapper se lewe in blommekuns uitgebeeld. Kim Zimmerman het vir die bewoording en musiek gesorg om die regte atmosfeer te skep. Daarna het Shireen Blatt die gehoor gaande gehad met haar sangtalent. Vir meer inligting oor die klub, bel Du Toit by 072 473 2420.
Die vroue van The Rose Room is (van links) Liezel Barry, Anneleen Verster en AnneMarie Marais.
LINING UP: Dancers from the line dance school, Dancein Line WorX, lined up to celebrate their new name. The group was previously known as The Silverliners.
CHRISTMAS JOY FOR ANIMALS IN NEED: You can help to make this Christmas a happy one for our fourlegged orphans at Animal Wel fare Helderberg. All you need to do is pop into Vetshop, either in Vil lage Walk at the Pick n Pay centre in Gordon’s Bay, or at Lion’s Square in Somerset West. Choose a card from their Christmas tree and purchase the goods writ ten in the card. Inside the card, you will leave your details, which will be entered into a com petition where some amazing prizes for your own furry friends at home can be won. The competition runs until 31 December.
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Dance the night away in style and support ECHO at Wine Fest ECHO (Erinvale Care and Help Organisation) is the chosen charity for the sixth annual Helderberg Wine Festival which takes place from Thursday 14 November to Sunday 17 November. One of the highlights of this year’s festival is the glamorous Saturday night dinner/dance in aid of this beneficiary. It takes place at the Lord Charles Hotel and is supported by participating wineries like Annandale, Blaauwklippen, Somerbosch and Waterkloof. The evening offers guests a chance to dress up to the nines to suit the Summer Smart theme. To demonstrate this theme, a fashion photo shoot was recently done with one of ECHO’s graduates, Neasa May. “The day was really amazing! All of the wine farms were absolutely beautiful and unique with each farm having their own different feel. “The clothes were beautiful and it felt like such a dream being able to wear it. At all the farms I had the breathtaking experience of being able to pose with the most beautiful horses. I even got to ride one of them,” she said. The ticket price for the Summer Smart event is R450 and includes a three course meal, live music, a charity auction and a one-day ticket to the festival on Sunday. All profits will go toward ECHO’s many educational and upliftment projects. Other things to look forward to at this year’s wine festival include: – The six senses evening on Thurs-
Neasa May during the photo shoot at the Annandale Wine Farm with wine maker Hempies Du Toit. day 14 November at the acclaimed Waterkloof Wines. Tickets are R200 per person. – The Movie Night at Blaauwklippen Vineyards where Grease will be shown on an outdoor screen. Tickets include one day (R150) or multi-day (R200) festival packs and a free box of popcorn to set the mood. Food and wine will be sold.
Tickets for the festival are R150 for a one-day ticket and R200 for a multiday ticket. For more information, visit www.plankton.mobi or www.helderbergwinefestival.co.za or the festival’s Facebook page. You can also contact Cobie van Oort on 021 981 0216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Order Christmas cake and win R10 000 The Lions Club International will once again be selling Christmas cakes. Cakes are R70 per 1 kg cake and great prizes are up for grabs
when you order. The first prize is R10 000. To order, phone Lindy Rolfe on 083 287 6320.
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PV SE SYFERKOPPE PRESTEER: Parel Valleiers het vanjaar weer puik gepresteer in verskeie interne sowel as eksterne wis kundeolimpiades. Die skool het vir die tweede agtereenvolgende jaar derde plek behaal uit 164 WesKaapse skole in die Universi teit Kaapstad se Olimpiade. Sewe leerlinge is deur die Universiteit Stellenbosch gekies om Bolandspanne te verteenwoordig. Mark Doyle het ná die derde rondte van dié kompetisie onder die top 10 in die land geëindig. Vier leerlinge uit meer as 80 000 land wye inskrywings het deurgedring na die derde rondte van die Harmony SA Wiskundeolimpiade. Drie leerlinge het eerste plekke in die Universiteit Pretoria se Nasionale Olimpiade behaal. An drew HarrisonMigochi is gekies om SuidAfrika te verteenwoor dig in die internasionale Wiskundeolimpiade in Bulgarye. Agter (van links) is Andrew HarrisonMigochi, Daniel Robinson, Craig Weber en Werner van der Merwe. Voor is Dylan Solms en Mark Doyle. Afwesig: Corwynne Leng.
WP COLOURS: Lana Dixon of the Beat Swim Academy gained provin cial colours and also won the u.14 Girls Swimmer of the Year award.
DE HOOP BY INTERSONE TENNISTOERNOOI: Negeentwintig leerlinge van Laerskool De Hoop het Saterdag 19 Oktober aan die Intersone Tennistoernooi deelgeneem. Altesame sesenvyftig leerlinge van die Helderberg het deelge neem. Hier is die De Hoopspan: Judy Serfontein, Alicia Joubert, Hanmaré McAslin, Janita Visser, Megan Gibbs, Mikayla Furlong, Jean Pretorius, Elrika van der Westhuizen, Demi Erasmus, Alexa Genis, Kianne Lubbe, JeanneMarie Minnie, Ja né van Wyk, Kerryn Janse van Vuuren, Stéfan McAslin, Dominic Lederer, Jeandré Beets, Francois Lochner, Kyle Gibbs, Luc Brewis, Malan Truter, Niel Raath, Morné Franken, Luke Pienaar, Leonard van Schalkwyk, Storm Vonck, André Pretori us, Stefan Eckley en Johannes van As. FOTO: ABRI DUPLESSIS
SWOP SHOP: Beaumont Primary and Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary schools opened their Recycling Swop Shop at Sir Lowry’s Pass Pri mary last Wednesday. Pupils of Sir Lowry’s Pass are encouraged to bring recycling materials to the shop, for which they receive points according to how much they bring. These points can then be redeemed for items of clothing, stationery, uniforms, books, toys or toiletries and a healthy snack, all supplied by Beaumont pupils. The project aims to keep the environment clean and to motivate children to create a greener future. Beaumont have re ceived donations from parents and the Somerset West community and will keep the shop stocked up. If you would like to support the initiative by donating goods or money, please contact Carol Viljoen at Beaumont Primary 2 email@example.com. Here are the two school principals Rolan MacDonald (left) from Sir Low ry’s Pass and Gordon Reddell from Beaumont at the official open ing of the swop shop.
FUN AT SPRING WALK: Sean Grant, Liam Kras auskas, Josh Haupt and Blaze Roos enjoyed the Biz weni PrePrimary school’s recent spring walk. The walk is an annual event for young and old to enjoy. Children had a ball of a time on the jumping cas tles, games and pony rides while their parents and grandparents enjoyed a relaxing picnic on the school’s grounds.
Rusthof hou karnaval Rusthof Sekondêr hou die naweek van 15 en 16 November hul jaarlikse karnaval met die Mnr. en Mej. Karnaval-kompetisie wat die Vrydagaand om 19:00 plaasvind. Dansgroepe staan ’n kans om R1 000 kontant in Saterdag se danskompetisie te wen. Die inskrywingsfooi is R100. Toegang tot die karnaval is R10 vir kinders en R20 vir volwassenes. Mense wat stalletjies wil huur kan Granville Simons bel 0 076 454 0300. Streng sekuriteit sal by die hek asook op die perseel handhaaf word.
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De Hoop Gholfdag soos vorige jare ’n reusesukses Die 17de De Hoop Gholfdag, geborg deur Helderberg Versekeringsmakelaars, Mediclinic Vergelegen en MyPropertyBroker, is vanjaar weer by die Strand gholfbaan aangebied op Vrydag 1 November. Die gewilde gholfdag het weereens ’n vol veld gehad waarin 144 spelers deelgeneem het.
Elke jaar is hierdie, nou al bekende, geldinsamelingsprojek ’n reusesukses danksy die vrygewige manier waarop die sakesektor en vriende van die skool die dag ondersteun. De Hoop wil baie graag elke borg en donateur bedank vir hul bydrae om hierdie dag so ’n groot sukses te maak. De Hoop wil veral ’n spesiale woord van dank rig tot die hoofbor-
ge vir hulle getroue ondersteuning elke jaar. Inskrywings vir die 2014 Golfdag maak vroeg in Februarie 2014 oop en enige iemand wat betrokke wil raak kan die skool gerus kontak by firstname.lastname@example.org of besoek De Hoop Gholfdag-webwerf by www.dehoopgolfday.co.za of hul Facebook blad by www.facebook.com/dehoopgolf.
Wayne Spray speel ’n goeie hou tydens die gholfdag.
Phil Conradie in aksie tydens die jaarlikse De Hoop gholfdag wat on langs by die Strand Gholfbaan gespeel is.
Die wenners en ‘best dressed’ span tydens De Hoop se gholfdag was (van links) Jacques le Roux, Carl Deacon, Jacques Olivier en Ronnie du Plessis.
De Hoop se ’school moms’ was ook by die gholfdag om te verseker dat alles reg loop. Hulle is (van links) Nicola Jacobs, Jacqui Maccioni, Taryn Bradley and Natalie Williams.
George Rencken en Buks Harding besig om hul sethoue te oefen voordat hulle afslaan.
Francois van Rensburg mik vir die gat tydens die onlangse De Hoop Gholfdag wat op Vrydag 1 No vember op die Strand Gholfbaan gespeel is.
Hierdie vierbal het vir die dag ingeskryf as “the Big 5” Vier. Hulle is (van links) Johan Potgieter, Wernher Bock, Joe van Staden en Wally Herbst.
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Locals meet cricket heroes
Elrina Messina, Chrisna Saunders, Paul Mey er and Priscilla van Rensburg. Daniel van Rensburg (3) is sitting in front.
Frederick Carstens, Pieter Neethling and Mar guerite Blignaut
Wine festival hosted by Manuka
Fans of the Cape Cobras Cricket team were given a unique opportunity on Saturday 2 November to meet their heroes and get their signatures. The team spent the day at Somerset Mall and big crowds gathered to meet them. The DistrictMail was there to capture the magic. See more photos on www.districtmail.com
The Cape Cobras Cricket Team
Locals gathered on Saturday 2 November for wine tasting and music at Manuka in Somerset West for the Mini Wine Festival. Over 40 wines from ten wine estates were available to taste. See more photos on www.districtmail.com.
Marina and JC de Jongh with Vicky and Re inhold Liebenberg
Kerke / Churches
This family was happy to meet their heroes. At the back is Rolene and Dominic Murgatroyd with their sons, Nicholas (left) and Alexander.
Pick n Pay staff Annabelle Cupido, Erika Le wentahl, Samantha Dampies and Sancy Dan ster show off with their signed posters.
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Local restaurants Hoe bepaal jy are SA’s best hoe duur ’n RUBRIEK
Ons plaaslike mark is nie net baie duur nie, dit is peperduur. Tans staan dit op ’n prysverdienste van 18. As ons terug kyk na 2008, net voordat ons plaaslike mark in duie gestort het, was die prysverdienste van ons mark maar 12. Wat is prysverdienste? Prysverdienste, met afkorting PV (in Engels PE) word gebruik om te bepaal hoe duur ’n betrokke aandeel is. Onthou alle aandele se prys is nie dieselfde nie, dus kan jy nie sê dat Old Mutual wat se prys tans JY EN JOU R32,50 is, goedkoper is FINANSIES as Sanlam wat se prys tans R53,20 is nie. Onthou, by die een koop jy ’n appel en by die ander ’n peer. Daar moet dus ’n metode gebruik word om te bepaal of Heinn Havinga die appels duur of goedkoop is. Daarvoor word die prysverdienste verhouding gebruik (PV). Om die PV te bereken word die wins wat ’n maatskappy maak per aandeel (EPS – earnings per share), gedeel deur die aandeel prys. As ’n maatskappy se aandeelprys R10 is, en hy maak R1 per aandeel wins per jaar, is die PV 10. Die kopers van daardie aandeel is dus bereid om tien keer meer te betaal per aandeel as wat die maatskappy wins maak per aandeel. Jy sal dus tien jaar neem om jou geld terug te kry as alles dieselfde bly. As ons hierdie formule toepas is Ou Mutual se PV; 15.4 en Sanlam se PV is 15.8. Jy kan sien dat die twee maatskappye se aandeel eintlik ewe duur of goedkoop is al verskil die prys. Hoe hoër die PV is, hoe duurder betaal jy eintlik vir die aandeel. Dus sal jy altyd soek vir ’n goeie aandeel met ’n lae PV. Iets wat baie moeilik bekombaar is in die huidige mark. Alhoewel die mark baie duur is en tegnies oorgekoop is, is die momentum van agter ongelukkig nog te veel en daarom bly aandeelpryse styg. Neem egter kennis dat hierdie styging gepaard gaan met ’n redelike risiko en dat daar dalk ’n regstelling om die draai wag. Beleggers kan nie bekostig om nie in die mark te wees nie, maar hulle behoort ook nie al hul kapitaal op een slag in die mark te belê nie. Wees gebalanseerd en maak seker dat jy genoeg buitelandse blootstelling het.
Heinn Havinga PSG Portefeuljebestuurder 0 021 851 3353 2 firstname.lastname@example.org
Two local restaurants were nominated as two of the 20 finalists for the annual Eat Out awards.
Camphors at Vergelegen and The Restaurant at Waterkloof will take part in what is considered to be South Africa’s most prestigious gastronomic event celebrating chefs, restaurants and the culinary industry. This year’s awards will take place on Sunday 10 November at The Lookout at the V&A Waterfront. The DistrictMail spoke to the chefs at the local nominated restaurants to find out more about their culinary styles. This week the DistrictMail features chef PJ Vadas from Camphors. ) What is your favourite dish to prepare and why? I love working with fish and seafood. It must be fresh and works even better if I am able to catch it myself. Just platters of fresh seafood cooked on a open fire with lemon, butter, fresh bread and a caprese salad. ) What makes a restaurant special? A restaurant that delivers the entire package. Good service, food and ambiance. Attention to detail and exceeding expectation. ) What made you decide to become a chef? My love for food, and it just felt right. I grew up in a kitchen and I just feel at home in one. ) What is your favourite ingredient? Buffalo Mozzarella from Buffalo Ridge. ) If you could go on a culinary tour of any country in the world, which country would you choose? Spain.
Chef PJ Vadas
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FAMILIEKENNISGEWINGS FAMILY NOTICES 12 Dankbetuigings Thanks
HBR ZELLER 1922-2013 Bouquet to Bridgewater Healthcare Thanks so much to all the sisters & carers that were so good to Hatty & showed so much compassion through out his stay, especially to Mathew who took him for his last walk in the morning and not forgetting Susan for being ever so helpful & cheerful at reception. Go well, regards Di Zeller
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HBR ZELLER 1922-2013 To Our Beloved Dad You were such a unique & special human being with such a zest for life. You were blessed with an amazing brain and an endearing personality. Everyone that met you became enamoured and always wanted to see you again such was the effect you had on people. You were a big part of our lives ever since we can remember and now we have a very painful sense of loss, which will only fade with time. Even though we have struggled at times in the past after seeing you in the Cape we have laid a lot of issues to rest thankfully. So all that's left to say is.....Thank you for the person you were and we'll miss your dry sense of humour and your wise words. We'll keep them close to our hearts and not forget them. So in spite of
It is with a heavy heart we regret to announce the passing of our father, JOACHIM HANS LACH, born 26 May 1937. He was a fighter right up until the end. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on 01 November 2013. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten. He leaves behind his three daughters, grandson and so many friends. Feste lieb. Private Cremation HATTON BROMLEY ROBERT ZELLER 1922 - 26 October 2013 Rest in peace your evr-loving wife Di VAN DER WALT KEVIN CLYDE 21.11.1958 - 02.11.2013 To our beloved son and father. You will be infinitely missed. We will always carry you in our hearts. We are comforted to know that you are at peace. Until we meet again. We love you madly. Mom, Dad, Gran, 3 C's and Hagar. xxx
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gap closed as I grew up and I treasure the good times we got together. We would share the memories of our childhood and your war time experiences and always had a good laugh as we recalled the ups & downs of our family life! You will be sadly missed. Your Loving Sister Joanie & Family OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST FADE AWAY. RIP
FORTUNE TELLER Divorce, Lost lovers, 1 Day court cases, Stop smoking (tik), Magic wallet, Mens cream all sizes. 078 619 2271. Strand / Somerset West.
TE KOOP FOR SALE
Baba/Kinderware Baby/Child Goods
Spyseniering Catering VRUGTEKOEK Tuisgebak, versier of oorgetrek en verpak. Vierkantig, rond, brood of muffin groote. Skakel: Elma 079 529 3171. Bestellings tot 29 Nov 2013.
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Kindervermaak Childrenâ€™s Entertainment
WANTED Lawnmower in good working order. Contact 073 492 9942 / 021 852 4513
JUMP 4 HIRE Jumping Castles and slides for hire. We deliver, erect and collect. Ph. Christo 083 566 3061.
CURTAINS, duvet covers and cushions etc. expertly made. ( Jean (021) 8500767 or 083-233-6139.
GUESS WHO IS 21? Slamat on your birthday. From Daddy, Mummy, Zubar and Muneer
JUMPING CASTLES en waterglybaan te huur. Tel: Charmaine by 8533999 of 083-513-9493.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE & TRANSFERS ( 082-379-1936
Dance-in-Line WorX. Dancing solo in lines! - to Country, Latin, Pop, Disco and Irish music. Classes Mon. - Thurs. on all levels. Please ph. Martie 083 287 7040 KINDY PRESCHOOL Register for 2014. Ages 12 months to Grade R. 072 272 2548 / www.kindy.co.za
The Indrani Belly dance school. We offer 6 weekly beginner courses, starting the 4th of Nov. Evening classes. Lose weight the fun way! Register now. Cell: 0711252128 Also offering NEA-fitness www.neafit.com
24 Hour access 24 Hour security Closed circuit TV
LOW RATES!!!! IVAN LINDEBOOM A year has passed since your demise & many questions remain, only God knows the answers. Made peace with Lizette, no ill-feelings of what happened 29/10/2012. Dishonest friends inherited & waisted your hard earned money, but we, your brothers, have fond memories of happy times that will last forever. Until reunited, much love from Keith & Kelvin/Kehrin, your godchild Yolanda, Pat & fam.
Skoonheid en Gesondheid Beauty and Health
SAFE AND SURE I can drive you anywhere in the Helderberg area, i.e C.Town Airport etc. Tel: 072-125-8962
PERSOONLIKE DIENSTE PERSONAL SERVICES
STORAGE: 88 ON MAIN STRAND 24 Hours security Armed Response 34 Secure Units from R300 per month plus Vat Contact: Gerhard 021 8418556 firstname.lastname@example.org
Home-based nursing Living in or whatever time frail care offered by experienced professional lady. Interview by patients physician welcome. References available. Ph 071 026 8413
VAN DIJK: BARRY My beloved son. This is your eight birthday away from me, and words can never express just how much I miss you. I shall always remember with pride, the love, loyalty and consideration shown to me throughout your life. You were indeed an outstanding son and you meant the world to me. Your ever-loving mom, Shirley.
our struggles as your daughters We love you more than words can say and are going to miss you terribly. Rest in peace, till we meet again. From your ever-loving daughters, Margie, Jenny & Pam. HBR ZELLER 1922-2013 You are at rest now after a long life, well lived, and I celebrate that life with love. I look back on so many happy memories of my "Big Brother". The age
DAVID GORDON 22.03.1920 - 05.11.1994 Time moves on but the wonderful memories we have of you will last forever. Sadly missed by Pam, Linda, Willie, Carol & fam.
290 Secure Storage Units Also Mini Workshops with electricity STORE YOUR: Car, Caravan Boat, Documents Furniture
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Cell: 082 482 2246 Tel/Fax: 021 845 6070
STRAND R4 500 p.m. N e a t 2 b e d r. s e c u r e home. Full bathr. o/plan kitchen / lounge garage. Braai area. ( 082 644 9802.
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Diere en VoĂŤls Pets and Livestock TOWNSHIP ANIMAL RESCUE will be at the Audacia Root 44 Market, (cnr R44 and Annandale Roads) on Sat. 9 Nov & Sun. 10 Nov from 11:153pm and at Somerset West Golf Club on Sun. 10 Nov from 10:00-5pm with beautiful dogs, puppies, cats & kittens of all shapes, sizes and ages. We are desperately in need of volunteers who can help out for a couple of hours at the markets! Foster or permanent h o m e s d e s p e ra t e l y needed and a piece of land to rent on which to house our rescued dogs. Tinned dog and cat food urgently needed. Without this we will have to close down and many dogs and cats will suffer in the townships. Tel. 021 855 1824 or 084 423 5991 for more info. www.townshipanimalrescu e.co.za
EK KOOP goeie, moderne, tweedehandse klere, skoene, beddegoed, gordyne en handsakke. Skakel Janine 028 312 3419 of Sel nr 060 420 2970
Reparasies/Allerlei Repairs/ Miscellaneous
EMBUIA, S t i n k h o u t , Geelhout en Swarthout meubels gesoek, asook "Queen Anne" & "Victoriaanse" sitkamerstelle. Kontak Freddie by 8543998 of 082 9237 283.
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FURNITURE, FRIDGES, ANTIQUES. Thinking of selling any item? I will be keen to make you a cash offer. Kindly phone Ronnie 082-823-9944
Somerset West (021) 851 5153 Stellenbosch (021) 883 2226
Rekenaar Verkope en dienste Computer Sales and Services
3111 L 34BCC
106 WANTED TO REPURCHASE THE GUITAR ( CUSTOM MADE ELECTRIC) BOUGHT AT CASH CRUSADERS, Checkers Cntr, SWest. Pls very emotional as was sentimental to my son. 081 594 0028
Buitenshuisdienste Home Services Exterior
Gordyne/Matte/ Stoffering Curtains/Carpets Upholstery
WE BUY BEDDING, LINEN, Curtains, baby/children clothing, Tv's, fridges & any household items. Ph. 084 989 6712
Algemeen Miscellaneous ANTIQUES. Granny's old white linen and lace. Bedding and table cloths. 14 Pieces in excellent condition. No dealers. Contact Carol 076 032 9965. CASH ONLY.
ALGEMENE DIENSTE GENERAL SERVICES
BRAAI & FIREWOOD FOR SALE, Kontak 083 493 6894 076 947 0700 021 8289693 079 5609088
Vervoer en Berging Moving & Storage
TE KOOP Skateboard R100. 2 Selfone met charger R300. Gemengde sak R100. Skakel 079 668 3504 / 071 114 8898.
Bote en Toerusting Boats & Equipment 2-SEATER PEDAL BOATS for sale R11 000. Contact Nico 084 837 5374. www.avantimarine.co.za
ABANDON your search! CASH for modern clothes, shoes, children's clothing, fancy dress, linen, kitchenware, books. I collect! ( Carol 082 890 5749. ABOUT FURNITURE W A N T E D : Queen Ann and Victorian l o u n g e suites, Grand Father clocks a n d R o l l Top desks. Call 021 853 1341 o r 082-771-3650.
TV/DVD/Videodienste TV/DVD/Video Services
Bouwerk Building Construction
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Let us worry about your moles!!!! Ph: 021-8532180 (w) or 083 769 2428
* Blocked Drains * Burst Geysers 24 * Taps Hours * Burst Pipes * Bathroom Renovations
Waterdigting/ Klammigheidbeheer Waterproofing/ Damp control
COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE Serving Strand, Somerset West, G/Bay, Stellenbosch
Fast ... Friendly ... Affordable Martin
APPLIANCE AT ALL Repairs at your home Fridges & Freezers, Stoves, Washing machines & Microwaves. Call 071-755-3390
Elektriese Herstelwerk Electrical Repairs
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 FOR REMOVALS OF GARDEN REFUSE, JUNK AND ALSO GUTTER CLEANING Call Marius 072 367 9992 ALL FRIDGE AND DOMESTIC REPAIRS MOBILE WORKSHOP WENTZEL 083 897 2928 GNLD DISTRIBUTOR 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.
CARPORTS/AFDAKKE Patios/pergolas. Decks. Treated & SABS timber. Smart finish using 22 years exp. Great product @ great price! Tel: 083414-8103/021-8581873
Fridge & Freezer Repairs. Buy dead or alive. ( 076 55 202 72 Garden Refuse Removal and general waste. Large & small loads 1 Ton bakkies & trailers. Tel. 082 7392 895 or 072 770 6873
Swembaddienste Swimming Pool Services
Algemene Dienste General Services
IRRIGATION / BESPROEING Repairs, service, maintenance. Professionals. Best prices, ref. avail. Francois 081 801 9120.
HANDYMAN Painting in-& exterior, fascias, gutters, woodwork, tiling + build-in cupboards. Pensioners discount. Phone all hours 072 364 9634.
All building plans professional CAD drawn. Cheapest rates, all areas. Contact Rory 0218510792 or 083 456 2823 firstname.lastname@example.org
HANDYMAN for al l sorts of maintenance and repairs, painting, renovations etc. No job to small or to big. Call 0611645491. I SERVICE lawnmowers, scooters, bikes, outboard engines, 2 and 4 strokes. Weld and Volvo car fundi. I am cheap and good with 40 yrs exp. 083 718 1810. INGEBOUDE KASTE Slaapkamers, kombuise, muureenhede, hang van deure en skirtings. Gratis kwotasies en beste diens! Kontak 083-704-0115 LEON S Handyman Small Renovations Rubble Removal Garden Refuge Removal Contact Leon 071 542 4192 079 132 7266 email@example.com
Rommelverwydering Rubble Removal FOXLOAD RUBBLE REMOVAL Plot & garden, building rubble, household refuse. Free quotation. Contact Ryno 0761594949 Tel 021-853 8693 QUALITY REMOVALS Removal of garden and household refuse Gerrit 079 501 5598
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A MALAWIAN looking for 2 days work in a week as a gardener, 4 yrs exp. Very reliable with work permit. Pls call Patrick for a ref no: 0846846399.
A ZIM LADY looking for job everyday, chars or stay-in. Good in iron, cleaning & care of kids. Ref. avail. Please contact Tatenda on 0848832946
Motoronderdele Parts & Accessories
An accredited CARER with contactable references - care and help of ill or elderly. Also disabled children. Contact Melody 082 968 1238. ANDREW MALAWIAN man looking for a job as a gardener, housekeeper and any general work. 2 years experience. Call 0840239612. Reference 0810495570. I AM A 31 YEAR OLD Zimbabwean lady looking for a job as a domestic worker, everyday or chars. My contact number is 071 850 3431 or 071 906 7984. I AM A MALAWIAN lady aged 31 yrs looking for a job as a domestic worker or cleaner on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. I am honest and a hard worker with 2 yrs experience and good references. Call me on 073 564 4223 for more info.
Motors te Koop Vehicles for Sale MOTORS EN BAKKIES GESOEK
I AM A YOUNG Malawian looking for a job as gardenboy or housekeeping or any position available. 061 060 9453.
Skakel 079 777 1729
Sleepwaens te Koop/te Huur Trailers for Sale/ to Hire
I AM A ZIMBABWEAN lady looking for a job as a char. I am 24 years old. I have one day. Reference: 0842240008. I stay in Strand. 0783699986.
Algemeen General Vacancies
EIENDOMME PROPERTIES Kamers te Huur Rooms to Let STRAND: Netjies gemeub. kamers vanaf R150 p.d. SKAKEL 072 745 7421
Besighede te Koop Businesses for Sale 112 BESIGHEDE Antomar Makelaars Vir lys, navrae of webblad: www.antomar.co.za Tel. 021-8552603
Kommersieel en industriele Eiendom Commercial and Industrial Property
BOILER MAKER / WELDER Semi-retired for part time welding. Must have references. Call 082 414 8743. DOMESTICS NEEDED for housecleaning service. No sms's or missed calls. Tel. 083 283 7576 DRYWER GESOEK Persoon met eie motorfiets 125cc of 200cc vir apteek aflewerings. Dit sal op kontrak basis wees en pakket is onderhandelbaar. Kontak 061 007 1414 Florist needs part-time function work. SpecialityLarge designs and church arrangments, Classic or Modern. Nicky Bedford 0765400923 TEMP SHAMPOO GIRL with experience and reference needed for salon in Strand. Contact 021 853 3011 WERK BESKIKBAAR by roomys winkel in Gordonsbaai. Geen taxi vervoer. Skakel Nadia by 021 856 1744.
I'M A ZIMBABWEAN LADY looking for a job as a guesthouse cleaner or shop assistant. Ref is available. Memory 073 180 9156.
FACTORIES TO LET in secure Somerset West area. Approximately 70m² and 120m², available 1st October 2013. Contact 021-851-3061.
Woonstelle te Huur Flats to Let STRAND MAIN ROAD (Next to Somerset Trailer Hire) Factory / Workshop ± 80m². Secure yard. R1 800/m. Ph 083 241 2038 / 083 297 2970.
I'm Nomvuzo Cynthia Mvenya looking for a job in housekeeping. I have 12 years experience in guest house and reference available. Contact me on 076 426 7638 MAC DONALD Malawian man looking for job as gardener, housekeeper and any general work. Call 0844541872, Ref 0827328861 NOZUKO is looking for domestic work or carwash job for everyday. I am hardworking. Number is 078 774 4056.
Betrekkings Gevra Jobs Wanted 26 Year Malawian man is looking for a job as a garener or any domestic job. 3 day Mon, Wed & Fri. With good ref. My ref 079 685 6335. Mawala at 074 445 4354.
SOUTH AFRICAN LADY age 28, honest & hard worker looking for a job as housekeeping. Reference Marida 0712165773. My no: 0736183972
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Algemene Kennisgewings General Notices NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS Estate Late TIMOTHY EDWIN PICKERING, Identity Number 520812 5009 088, formerly of 2 Fernwood Drive, Fernwood Estate, Somerset West, Western Cape Province, unmarried, and who died on 17 July 2013.
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DistrictMail 7 November, 2013
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7 November, 2013
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Are sea barbel just a painful pest or an omen of a good season? Due to the southeasterly wind’s presence over the weekend, most of the boating activity was at an ebb, except for a few small craft fishing just off Melk Bay and in the Strand Poort.
Lede van die Raithby Veerpyltjieklub (agter) van links: Jody Johnson, Elton Williams, Abe Draai, Adrian Reid, Kevin Maxwell, Shaun May, Ernest Zeegers (kassier), Francen Daniels, Jo han James, Gaston Pietersen, Graham Stewart en Granville Bender. Voor sit O.J. Thomas, Victor Isaacs (voorsitter), George James (president), Michael Stevens (sekretaris), David Elbrink en Stephen Speelman.
Raithby Veerpyltjieklub nou onder WP-vaandel Die Raithby Veerpyltjieklub sal vanaf volgende maand onder die vaandel van die Western Province Darts Association speel. Die klub, wat tans onder die Helderberg Darts Association, die Boland Darts Association en Darts SA geaffilieer is, is reeds op 18 September 2006 gestig. Vandag spog die klub met 18 lede van Strand, Macassar, Firgrove, Eersterivier en selfs Blackheath. Hulle het drie spanne wat vir die 2013/2014 seisoen ingeskryf is. Belangstellendes wat by die klub wil aansluit, kan die voorsitter Victor Isaacs bel by 082 827 8776 of ’n e-pos stuur na email@example.com.
Ernest Zeegers (links) het onlangs die klub se klere ge borg. By hom is klub voorsitter Victor Isaacs.
These boats boated a number of medium-sized kob from just size to 4 kg. As the wind dropped on Monday, a number of boats on the Simon’s Town side of the bay took a few tunny in the deep off Cape Point and on Monday yellowtail was still present in the Bellows area. On Sunday good catches of kob and the odd white steenbras were taken along the Strandfontein area. On Saturday and Sunday fishermen who braved the south-easter still had some better size kob near the Eerste River mouth on Macassar beach. Dirk Fourie was one of the Strand anglers who was fortunate enough to beach a few kob in the 2 kg to 6 kg class as well as a few smaller fish. Legal eagle Johan Uys and a friend who were fishing from Pypies just off Harmony Park had one or two kob, but had a torrid time catching and releasing many barbel and the occasional stingray. At Melk Bay beach there were quite a few anglers trying for kob, but they too struggled with barbel and stingray. The presence of these barbel can be taken as an indication of a better kob and elf season. This omen of a good fishing season is something which we, the “ou manne”, believe in. However, remember when catching sea barbel that they have poisonous spines on
their dorsal and pectoral fins – if you’re pricked by one of these spines though, it can cause a lot of agony you could end your fishing trip. After landing a barbel the safest way to handle it, if you are confident and experienced, is to grab the fish with your thumb on the inside of the bottom jaw (in much the same a bass angler would hold a bass) and then remove the hook with pliers or your hands. An even better technique is to have a large wet cloth handy and to place the barbel on it. You can then cover the dorsal and pectoral fins with the cloth, holding it tightly like that while you remove the hook. If all this is just too much for you, just cut the line as close to the hook as you can; the hook should rust out of the barbel’s mouth within a few days. Remember, it is better to lose a hook than to risk injury or to kill the fish. There are experienced anglers, both local and Namibian who know how to handle barbel safely; when skinned, the flesh makes for tasty eating. Many Namibian anglers smoke a gutted, headless barbel in the skin.. Early last week many locals were watching and photographing the huge flocks of black sea birds along our Strand coast, which often appear as a continuous, neverending dark trail. Most of these birds are cormorants or “duikers” which are among the most common birds along our coast. These massive flocks of “duikers” come from many countries this time of the year. In China and Japan cormorants are important tourist attraction. They are used by small-boat fishermen to demonstrate the ancient art of fishing with a tame bird. A collar around the cormorant’s neck prevents it from swallowing the captured fish, which it is trained to bring to its owner’s boat. In other countries fishermen take a different view: cormorants are a direct threat to their livelihood, so they kill them. There are five different species of cormorant of which only the pied and black- faced cormorants frequent off-shore islands. All cormorants are expert divers and accomplished swimmers and can remain under water for about 30 seconds. The body is adapted for diving, being sleek and streamlined, with the feet set back along the body. Unlike most other aquatic birds, the cormorant’s feathers are not waterproof and gradually become soaked when immersed in water. This is why they are often seen perched with their wings outstretched, hanging them out to dry. With the feathers becoming wet the density of the bird under water increases, making it a much more efficient swimmer. The cormorant has one further peculiarity that may assist his diving: it swallows pebbles which is possibly used to increase the bird’s weight and also as grit to break up the food in the gizzard. They are colony breeders and congregate in large numbers breeding on rocky islands and platforms. Three to five eggs are laid on seaweed and debris washed up by the sea. Courtship differs from other birds in that the female bird decides which mate she prefers. For all your reel repairs and services contact Art on 021 854 3831. Send your fishing news and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 November, 2013
RUN OUT: Somerset House cricketers playing in the DistrictMail/Beaumont Sixes Cricket Tour nament celebrate after running out a Hermanus batsman during the tournament final. Hermanus won the tournament by one run. PHOTOS: PETER BEE
Great fielding was on display during the tournament. In the photo above a fielder attempts to run a batsman out by div ing at the stumps and throwing the ball at the same time.
Somerset College’s sixes team having fun at Beaumont during the tournament.
The team from Hermanus were the winners of the 19th annual DistrictMail/Beaumont Sixes Cricket Tournament held at Beaumont on Saturday. The champions are (from left) James Stanley, Aphelele Madaka, Tanner Matodes, Glen Martin, Kyle de Bruyn (captain), Deon Loubser and Enrico Luiz.
Some of the boys from the Beaumont sixes team signal an other big six.
A batsman plays a good looking shot during the tournament.
Another wicket goes down as a batsman attempts to smash a six.
7 November, 2013
Helderberg well on track for another win
TEAM CYCLING CHALLENGE: The Coronation Double Century, a challenging 202 km team cycling event renowned for its camaraderie and team spirit, will take place on Satur day 23 November – starting and finishing in the historic and scenic Karoo town of Swellen dam. Celebrating its 21st year, the Coronation Double Century is limited to 200 teams, with up to twelve cyclists competing in each team. The challenging route passes through areas of the Overberg including Montagu, the Tradouw Pass and the tough 7 km Op De Tradouw. For eventrelated queries, please contact the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust’s events office on 021 681 4333 during office hours. Alternatively follow @TheCoronationDC on Twitter for regular updates.
SWCC find the going tough Rawson Somerset West Cricket Club’s (SWCC) first team played Telkom Brooklyn away and despite some good bowling will struggle to win this match. SWCC batted first and were all out for a meagre 56 runs. Brooklyn were in turn restricted to 123, thanks to some outstanding bowling by Francois Kilian 5-29 (which included a hat trick) and 4-40 by James Wilshere. At the end of play on day one, SWCC were in trouble on 119-7. The second team hosted Helderberg on Saturday and will have to fight hard to win this match. SWCC batted first and were all out for 48 on a damp bowler friendly wicket. SWCC then bowled Helderberg out for 182. R Heiberg 3-48 and C Botha 2-19 were the pick of the bowlers. SWCC then had 30 minutes to bat before the end of play and were 8/3 at the stumps. The third team hosted Blue Bells at home and some ill-disciplined bowling cost them the match. SWCC batted first and scored 169/4 in 35 overs with Jason Brotherton top scoring with 79 and Adaan Bosman on 70. SWCC fielded four u.10 teams last week-
end. The u.10 A’s played Bellville away and lost by 44 runs. Bellville scored 183 and SWCC replied with 139. The u.10 B’s team played Kenridge u.10A at Somerset House and lost by 60 runs. Kenridge scored 164 to which SWCC answered with 104. The u.10 C’s played Merwe Genis Cricket Academy at Paarl Gimnasium and lost by eight wickets. The u.10 D team beat Primrose at Somerset House by one run. Primrose scored 75 runs. The pick of the SWCC bowlers was Joshua Johnson picking up a hat trick on debut. SWCC u.11’s beat Primrose by 132 runs at Radloff Park. SWCC batted first and scored 233/6 in 25 overs. Primrose were 101 all out. The u.12 team beat WPCC by 40 runs. SWCC scored 146 thanks to a great knock of 69 by Juan Grobbelaar. The u.13 team played Strandfontein at the Somerset College Oval and won by five wickets. The visitors batted first and scored 125/8. Andre Pretorius top scored for SWCC with 55*.
Hermanus Primary wins Sixes title The 19th annual DistrictMail/Beaumont Primary Sixes tournament was held on Saturday and was a huge success. In fact, it was one of the best. Twelve u.13 teams from all over the Helderberg, Stellenbosch and Hermanus areas participated in the event. Each team played three games and there was some outstanding cricket played. It seems that each year the standard of cricket just gets better and better. The batting in particular was very impressive, with sixes disappearing to all parts of the grounds. The bowling and fielding was equally good with some fantastic catches being taken. This was truly an awesome showcase of the junior cricketing talent we have locally. The final was contested between Hermanus and Somerset House, and what a final it was. Somerset House batted first and scored 65/2 in their five overs. Josh Raats was the outstanding batsman for House scoring 50. (Josh batted brilliantly all day and ended up as the tournament’s leading run scorer). Hermanus scored 66/3 and won the game on the last ball of the match (one of closest
finals in the tournament’s 19-year history). Tanner Matodes was their best player scoring 32 and taking two wickets in the final. Tanner also had a fantastic day finishing off as the second highest run scorer of the day. It was a great final and the crowd loved every minute of it. Congratulations to Hermanus. There were also some fantastic prizes sponsored by D & P Cricket and DistrictMail which were given away on the day. A Vector 900 bat valued at R2 000 was one of the highlights. Well done to Beaumont Primary School for organising and hosting the event and hats-off to DistrictMail for their ongoing support of this fantastic tournament. Well done to all the players, coaches and parents that took part and supported to make the day the success it was. I believe it’s going to be bigger and better next year for the 20th.
Strandfontein batted first but lost wickets at a regular intervals and were all out for 140 runs. Collin Davids was the pick of the bowlers carding bowling figures of 19-4-49. Grant Moss and Gary-Jon Sylvester started well for the home team until Sylvester lost his wicket. Then, after Moss was out, captain Stephen Southey (51) joined Chalynn Hess (61) and put together a 99 run partnership to give Helderberg a solid foundation. Unfortunately the middle order batsmen couldn’t keep up the momentum and Helderberg were bowled out for 175 runs, giving them a 35 run lead with only 12 minutes left to play in the day. Three overs still needed to be bowled in the day and Helderberg took full advantage of this
with Collin Davids and Vincent Castle each taking a wicket to leave Strandfonteinat 6/2 in their second innings at the end of play on day one. Helderberg’s second team appear to be in the driving seat in their match against neighbours Rawson Somerset West. Helderberg won the toss and chose to bowl and bowled SWCC out for a mere 48 runs with the best bowlers being Daniel Petersen 3-13 and Henk Lourens 3-8. Helderberg lost two early wickets in their innings and were in trouble at 4/2 but good batting from Randall Hendricks (33), Daniël Botha (58) and Mario Bougaard (29) gave Helderberg a respectable total of 188 after their allotted 60 Overs. Somerset West had to bat again and ended the day on 8/3 in their second innings with a mammoth task ahead of them next week. The best bowlers for Helderberg were Henk Lourens 2-4 and Daniel Petersen 1-4.
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Helderberg’s first team finished day one (Saturday 2 November) of their match in a commanding position over visitors Strandfontein.
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HERMANUS WIN TOURNAMENT
Cricket the winner at Beaumont Sixes
The annual DistrictMail/Beaumont Cricket Sixes Competition held at Beaumont on Saturday 2 November was not only one of the most successful yet, but also one of the most exciting.
Thecricketplayedonthedaybythe12participating primary schools was outstanding and to make things even better the weather played ball as well. Hermanus played Somerset House in the final and the two teams produced one of the most exciting finals seen since the start of this tournament 19 years ago. The large crowd who stayed on the watch the final and cheer the two teams on were left on the edge of their seats right up until the last ball was bowled. Somerset House batted first and scored a competitive 65 runs for two wickets. Josh Raats was the top scoring batsman for Somerset House, scoring 50 runs. In fact Raats batted brilliantly throughout the tournament and was the leading run scorer of the day. Hermanus scored 66 runs for three wickets and won the match with the last ball of the
match when a wide was bowled. The win by Hermanus earned them the 2013 DistrictMail/Beaumont Cricket Sixes floating shield and bragging rights for a year. The participating primary schools on the day were Beaumont, Danie Ackermann, De Hoop, Eikestad, Hendrik Louw, Hermanus, Lochnerhof, Methodist, Rhenish, Somerset College, Somerset House and Strand Moslem. Teams are restricted to six players and each game is five overs per innings (wicketkeepers may not bowl). All the teams played three matches each and the aim of the competition is to score as many runs as possible in three games. The two teams with the most runs scored after three games then play each other in the final. Several of the coaches who had previously attended this tournament were in agreement that this years event produced some excellent cricket and added that the standard of cricket played seemed to improve every year. It is envisaged that the 20th tournament next year will be bigger and better with a few added extras. (See more photos on page 30.)
Somerset House cricketer Ziggy Dalton attempts to run Hermanus batsman Deon Loubser out during the nailbiting final of the DistrictMail/Beaumont Sixes Tournament played at Beaumont on Saturday. Hermanus won the game by one run. PHOTO: PETER BEE
HHCC to play in T20 semi-final Hottentots-Holland Cricket Club (HHCC) started their season on a high by reaching the Western Province Cricket Associationâ€™s T20 cricket semi-finals, which take place this Sunday in Strand. A win by HHCC will secure them a place in the final at Newlands cricket grounds. The club has invited all their fans to come out and support the team at their semi-final in Strand. The first team are currently playing Guguletu in the 2A league. HHCC batted first on Sat-
urday and scored 187 in their first innings. R Bayat top scored with 73 runs and was well supported by R Rhoda with 41. HHCC then restricted Gugulethu to 161 giving them a lead of 26 runs. The second innings of this match will start on 16 November. The second team played Edgemead at home and lost the match by 30 runs. The third team lost their match against Rondebosch B. Both these teams will be playing at home this weekend.