DONDERDAG, 5 DESEMBER 2013
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DistriksPOS HARTKLOP VAN DIE HELDERBERG
Cat caught in gin trap in Somerset West P6
Court ruling expected on Monday P3
Helderberg vs Fish Hoek on Helderzicht P 32 FATAL COLLISION: Three people, in cluding a child of about six years old, died in an accident on Sir Lowry’s Pass yesterday (Wednesday) at about 11:20. W/O Nico Beukes, Gordon’s Bay police spokesperson, said according to an eyewitness, a Toyota Corolla travelling at a high speed from Grabouw in the direction of Somerset West lost control on the wet road around a bend. This caused the car to collide with a Volkswagen Polo and a Toyota Con quest that were travelling up the mountain. The impact of the collision caused the Corolla to land on top of the Polo. The two elderly occupants (84 and 77) of the Conquest are from Na pier and were admitted to Helderberg Hospital while the driver of the Polo was airlifted to an unknown hospital.
PHOTO: DELIAH BRINKHUIS
STRAND: POGING TOT BESIGHEIDSROOF
Karwagte fnuik rowers DELIAH BRINKHUIS
Vier motorwagte in die Strand het verlede Donderdag die polisie gehelp om drie mans wat ’n gewapende roof by Strand Jewellers wou uitvoer, vas te trek. Volgens Golly Bresler, eienaar van Strand Jewellers, het ’n netjies geklede man omstreeks 13:25 die winkel binnegekom op soek na ’n geskenk vir sy vrou vir hul 20ste huweliksherdenking. Kort hierna het ’n tweede man, ook in ’n pak geklee, deur die sekerheidshek gevra of hy na sleutels vir ’n 21ste verjaardag kan kyk. Bresler sê die winkelassistent het die hek oopgesluit. Skielik het die eerste man Bresler se hande gegryp. “Als het so vinnig gebeur. Ek het gegil en die man het
’n vuurwapen op my gerig en gesê ek moet stilbly.” Intussen het die ander verdagte haar assistent na agter in die winkel geneem waar hy haar gevra het om die kluis oop te maak. Die assistent het geantwoord dat sy nie weet waar die kluis is nie omdat sy slegs tydelik daar werk. Terwyl dié gebeure in die winkel afgespeel het, het ’n vrou voor die winkel parkeer en uit haar motor geklim. “Sy het verbygeloop, maar toe ek weer gil het sy teruggedraai. ‘Wat gaan hier aan?’ het sy deur die sekerheidshek gevra?’ vertel Bresler. Ná die vrou die gewapende man gesien het, wat steeds Bresler se een hand vasgehou het, het sy omgedraai en gegil, “Kry die polisie. Hier word mense aangehou!” Bresler sê die vrou se gegil het die
mans paniekerig gemaak en haar aanvaller het haar beveel om die deur oop te maak, waarna albei op die vlug geslaan het. ’n Motorwag wat die voertuig waarin die mans gery het, ’n Mercedes Benz Kompressor, opgepas het, het die mans se geskarrel ná hulle die winkel verlaat het, aanskou. “Ek het vir die polisie wat kort voor dit hier verbygeloop het, geskree,” vertel David Petersen. Volgens Petersen het hy die mans uit die winkel sien hardloop en vir AO James de Ville geskree dat die een man by Mr Price ingehardloop het. Dis hier waar die polisie hom vasgetrek het, waar hy saam met ander klante in die ry gestaan het. Hy het voorgegee dat hy vir die babaklere in sy hand wou betaal. Intussen het nog twee motorwagte, Johnny Moses en David Jooste,
die twee ander mans wat in die rigting van Faganstraat gehardloop het, gesien en agternagesit. Moses sê dat hy die een man wat verby hom gehardloop het aan sy arm gegryp het, maar dat hy sy arm weggeruk het en Moses met sy baadjie agtergelaat het. Hy het egter steeds die man agternagesit waar hy in die rigting van Pick n Pay gehardloop het. Moses sê die man het omgedraai en die vuurwapen op hom gerig. Sonder om twee keer te dink het hy die man plat geduik en die vuurwapen het uit sy hand geval. Teen dié tyd het die polisie opgedaag en die twee rowers in hegtenis geneem. ’n Ander wag, bekend as Snakes, het die een rower se baadjie en die vuurwapen aan die polisie oorhandig. Volgens die motorwagte word hulle gereeld van kriminele aktiwi-
teite beskuldig, maar hulle meen dat hulle al vantevore besighede en mense in die omgewing gehelp het wat slagoffers van inbrake of rooftogte was. ) Die DistriksPos het op 14 November berig van drie gewapende rooftogte by besighede in die Strand: Flamerós Chicken Grill in Hoofweg op 1 November, OK Foods in Gordonsbaaiweg op 4 November en ’n kafee by die Little Greece-sentrum in Georgestraat op 5 November. Volgens konst. Mbulelo Mafuna, woordvoerder van die Strand-polisie, is daar nog geen inhegtenisnemings in die rooftogte by Flamerós en OK Foods gemaak nie. Die verdagte wat ná die Little Greece-rooftog in hegtenis geneem is, verskyn weer op 13 Desember in die hof.
2 DistrictMail Man (80) oorleef vier dae in berge
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DELIAH BRINKHUIS Helderberg-inwoner Donny Dunn het Sondag ’n man (80) wat vier dae tevore in die Groot Drakensteinberge in Pniel vermis geraak het, opgespoor. Dunn, bestuurder vir die Wildernis Search and Rescue, Hottentots Holland en Wynland-streek, het Donderdag om 08:00 die oproep ontvang dat Basil Moore vermis word. Moore, van Pniel en ’n voormalige professor in ekonomie aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch, is verlede Woensdag omstreeks 08:45 laas deur sy vrou gesien toe hy vir sy daaglikse stap met hul twee Rhodesiese rifrughonde gegaan het. Dunn sê ’n span van 185 Wilderness Search and Rescue-vrywilligers, polisiehonde, helikopters van die polisie en Skymed het in die vier dae aan die soektog in die Groot Drakensteinberge vanaf Jonkershoek tot by Franschhoek deelgeneem. Dunn vertel dat die soektog Saterdag afgeskaal sou word. Hy het egter bly glo dat hy Moore sal vind omdat hulle Donderdag met die aanvang van die soektog ’n mens se voetspore en dié van honde in die berg gekry het. Sondag om 06:00 het hy en twee van Moore se werkers, Jacques Fortuin en Ziggy Hastings, weer die soektog hervat.
Donny Dunn, ’n bestuurder van die Wil derness Search and Rescue (middel) by Basil Moore waar hy Sondag gevind is. Jacques Fortuin, ’n werker is ook by hulle met Moore se honde Shiba en Shaba. Hulle het sowat twee uur later na eenvan die honde, Shaka, geroep, wat deur ’n veraf geblaf beantwoord is. Hy het na die ander hond, Shiba, geroep en dié keer ’n harder geblaf gehoor. “Toe ek dit hoor, het ek koue rillings gekry en het die hare op my arms gerys. Dit was ongelooflik!” vertel Dunn. Die drie mans het in die rigting van die geblaf gehardloop. Die honde het op Dunn afgestorm, maar het kalmeer toe hulle die werkers herken.
’n Paar meter verder het hulle Moore, wat kaal bolyf onder ’n boom gelê het, gesien. Hy het slegs een drafskoen aangehad en Shiba en Shaba het beskermend oor hom gewaak. Moore het glo gesê dat hy verlede Woensdag té laat uit die berg gekom het en nie sy weg na onder kon vind nie. Dunn, wat vir die afgelope agt jaar vir Wilderness Search and Rescue werk, sê hy is verstom oor Moore se oorlewingsinstinkte. “Dit was oorweldigend! Ek, Fortuin en Hastings, sowel as prof. Moore het in trane uitgebars. Om iemand ná byna vier dae in die berg lewendig te kry, is ’n wonderwerk veral vir ’n persoon van sy ouderdom.” Volgens Dunn het Moore geen water of kos gehad nie en het hy vir die bykans vier dae van rivierwater en vermoedelik van die vrugte in die nabygeleë boorde, geleef. Dunn sê dat ’n paramedikus Moore kort hierna ’n drup toegedien het vir dehidrasie. Volgens Dunn was Moore in ’n goeie toestand, behalwe dat hy effens deurmekaar gepraat het. Moore se vrou, Sibs, het gister (Woensdag) aan DistriksPos gesê dat hy later die dag uit die hospitaal ontslaan sou word. Sy het haar dank aan die gemeenskap, vrywilligers en almal wat aan die soektog deelgeneem het, uitgespreek.
Time for the lights to shine Residents are invited to the annual Festival of Lights in Somerset West to celebrate the start of the festive season. The festival starts tonight (Thursday 5 December) at 19:00. Councillor Stuart Pringle will officially start the evening with a word of welcome and the switchon of the lights. Reverend Hannes Theron will then open the event with a prayer. Local entertainer Nicodemus Olivier will take to the stage as the master of ceremonies and performing artist, followed by performances by Maddy, the N2 Jazz Band, Logan (who will lead the singing of Christmas Carols) and the Hottentots Holland High School Brass Band and drum majorettes. The Helderberg Crime Watch vehicle where safety armbands for children will be handed out will also be there. Representatives of the security company Vetus Schola will be among the crowd making sure that children are safe by handing out the armbands with their parents’ cellphone numbers on. For stall rentals, phone Cas Valentine on 072 563 8544 or 072 563 8524.
Elderly woman (82) attacked at home in Strand An elderly woman (82) was brutally attacked during a robbery at her home in De Beers Way, Strand recently. The incident happened just before 16:00 on Wednesday 20 November. According to a police report, the woman’s dog started barking and when she opened the door for the dog to go out, an intruder slipped in. “A man pushed her back inside the house and started assaulting her,” said Constable
Mbulelo Mafuna, spokesperson for the Strand police. During the struggle, the woman managed to hit the panic button, alerting her security company. The assailant fled the scene with two gold chains and two bangles. The woman’s family opted not to speak to DistrictMail. A case of house robbery is being investigated and no arrests have been made. Phone Constable Bradley Fredericks on 021 854 9100 with information.
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Court to rule on tolls on Monday E-TOLLING: GAUTENG MOTORISTS ALREADY FEELING THE PINCH JAMEY GORDON As e-tolling went live on Tuesday for Gauteng motorists, a ruling is expected this coming week on the City of Cape Town’s application to have toll roads in the Western Cape declared illegal. The City managed to gain an interdict against the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) in May, preventing it from implementing toll roads on the N1 and N2 until the City’s application to have the toll roads declared illegal is ruled on. Brett Herron, the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for transport, roads and stormwater, says this ruling is expected on Monday 9 December. Sanral has proposed toll plazas for the N2 between the R300 and Somerset West; between Somerset West and the foot of Sir Lowry’s Pass; and between Houw Hoek and Bot River. Toll plazas proposed for the N1 would be at the Old Oak interchange and between Worcester and De Doorns. With the implementation of e-tolling in Gauteng on Tuesday, the prospect of toll roads in the Cape has raised the ire of several Helderberg organisations. Peter Ford, chairperson of the Helderberg Residents’ Action Association (HRAA), says that toll roads will be “grossly unfair” and “something that should not be contemplated”. “The tolling of the N1 and N2 will only place an unfair burden on ordinary road users – and this for a road that has already been paid for,” says Ford. Although the HRAA has not initiated any actions at this stage, Ford says that they will
be closely “observing the developments” and supporting what the City is doing. Magel Grové, chairperson of the Helderberg Afrikaanse Sakekamer, feels that the tolling of the N1 and N2 is the government “selling that which already belongs to the population”. “It means additional cost for nothing in return – more tax.” Benhard Wiese, Chairperson of the Helderberg Chamber of Commerce, believes that the
implementation of the toll-road project will negatively affect any local business, and cause transport costs to skyrocket and property prices to suffer. He says that this issue is one of the main topics of discussion come 2014. “The issue will be raised for discussion in an attempt to get everyone in the business sector involved in making a noise by voicing all of their concerns in support of the City,” explains Wiese.
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Sassa se ‘diens’ het aansoekers raadop DELIAH BRINKHUIS Gemoedere het opgevlam by die Sassa-betaalpunt by die Iqra-saal in Hammondstraat, Strand. Helderberg-inwoners wat afhanklik is van staatstoelae en dit moet laat hersien of daarvoor aansoek doen, is van mening dat daar geen stelsel is waarvolgens gewerk word nie. Dit, sê hulle, veroorsaak dat hulle herhaalde kere, na ure se gewag, moet omdraai sonder dat hul geholpe is. Met DistriksPos se besoek aan die Sassa-betaalpunt Maandag net voor 08:00, het sowat 50 mense aan weerskante van die ingang tougestaan. Die saal binne was stampvol met sowat 200 mense, insluitend bejaardes, gestremdes en ma’s met babas op die arm, wat van voor tot agter in rye sit en wag het. Kinders het ook op die vloer gelê. Daar was mense wat hul toelae (pensioen, ongeskiktheids- en kindertoelae) wou laat hersien sowel as diegene wat vir die eerste keer aansoek doen vir ’n toelaag. ’n Amptenaar het kort ná 09:00 aankondig dat diegene wie se aansoeke eers op 31 Januarie sluit, huis toe moet gaan om voorrang te gee aan aansoeke wat op 31 Desember sluit. ’n Ander amptenaar het aan haar kollega gesê om 25 mense wat hul Sassa-kaarte kom haal, te kies omdat dit die aantal kaarte was wat hul vir die dag het. Nicolene Sedras van Broadlands Park het Maandag die betaalpunt besoek om haar drie kinders se toelae te laat hersien. Volgens Sedras
het sy om 01:00 kom toustaan met die hoop dat sy dié keer geholpe sou raak. Sedras sê sy was ook die vorige Maandag reeds 04:00 by die betaalpunt, maar teen 15:00 toe hulle toemaak, was sy nog nie gehelp nie. Nellie Fortuin van Rusthof, voog van haar kleinkind, het gehoop dat haar aansoek vir ’n kindertoelaag voltooi sal word. Volgens Fortuin het sy verlede week om 04:30 by die stasie aangemeld en het sy om 12:30 die aansoekvorms gekry wat sy ingevul het en dié Maandag teruggebring het. Hendrik en Amy Marais van Somerset-Wes het ook hul pensioentoelae kom hersien. Volgens Amy het hulle voor hul besoek die Sassakantoor vir weke herhaaldelik gebel om inligting te bekom. Hulle oproepe het egter onbeantwoord gebly. Somerset-Wes-inwoner Joan Thomas het Maandag vir ’n vierde keer die Sassa-betaalpunt besoek vir hersiening van haar pensioentoelaag. Volgens Thomas was sy reeds 05:45 in die ry nadat sy nie die vorige Maandag die hersiening van haar toelaag kon voltooi nie omdat sy ’n beëdigde verklaring van die polisie moes kry vir R300 wat in haar bankrekening betaal is. Volgens Thomas is haar ID met ’n plakker gemerk en is sy aangesê om vroeg die volgende dag (Dinsdag) by die stasie aan te meld sodat sy voorkeur kry en nie vir ure in die ry sou hoef te wag nie. Om 05:30 het sy in die ry geval, maar teen 15:00 was sy weereens nie gehelp nie. DistriksPos het weer die Sassa-betaalpunt net voor 15:00 Maandagmiddag besoek en daar was sowat 70 mense wat steeds nie geholpe was
nie. Joan Thomas was een van die mense. ’n Woordewisseling het tussen dié mense en Sassa-amptenare ontstaan ná ’n aankondiging dat die stasie gesluit is en dat die mense volgende Maandag moes terugkeer. Theo Ellis van Somerset-Wes wat vir die vyfde keer die betaalpunt besoek het om sy pensioentoelaag te laat hersien, het aangedring dat nommers aan hulle toegeken word sodat hulle nie weer vir ure in die
ry moes wag sonder om gehelp te word nie. Volgens Ellis was hy reeds 06:00 die oggend in die ry. Nóg ’n Somerset-Wes inwoner, André Tolken wat dié betaalpunt vir ’n derde keer besoek het, het gesê baie mense wat ná hom in die ry gestaan het, is wel gehelp. Volgens Tolken is daar geen stelsel in plek wat verseker dat mense gehelp word volgens hul posisie in die ry nie omdat daar nie nommers aan hulle gegee word nie.
DistriksPos het ’n navraag aan Shivan Wahab, woordvoerder vir Sassa gestuur met die volgende vrae: hoekom word daar nie volgens ’n nommerstelsel gewerk nie; hoekom moet mense herhaaldelik onverrigte sake van die stasie terugkeer; en of verskeie punte vir verskillende toelaagaansoeke nie die proses sal aanhelp nie. Teen druktyd en ná herhaalde onbeantwoorde oproepe aan Wahab, is geen kommentaar ontvang nie.
ELDERLY MAN KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT: An 81yearold man, possibly from Nomzamo, was killed in a car accident on Monday morning while crossing Victoria Street in Somerset West. According to police spokesperson Captain Anneke van der Vyver, the incident occurred around 06:35. “It is believed the man crossed the busy road with oncoming traffic approaching and was hit by the 36year old driver of a white Honda Ballade,” said Van der Vyver. A case of culpable homicide is being investigated. Any witnesses or family members of the deceased are requested to contact w/o Deon Klaasen on 071 546 9294.
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Francois Smit (41) from Bellville, a passenger on the MSC Sinfonia, was allegedly heading to the deck to take photos when a door slammed shut on his left hand.
Injury aboard MSC cruise DistrictMail received a number of phone calls from Helderberg residents who spotted the luxury cruise liner, MSC Sinfonia ,seemingly out of place in False Bay waters on Sunday 1 December. While on its voyage from Cape Town towards the country’s east coast, the ship was diverted to False Bay after a door slammed shut on a passenger’s hand. According to a media statement released by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), Francois Smit (41) from Bellville was allegedly heading to the deck to take photos when he injured his left hand. NSRI Simon’s Town and NSRI Gordon’s Bay were alerted and responded to the incident around 08:33. “NSRI Gordon’s Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched the sea rescue
craft Jack Riley, accompanied by paramedics from Gordon’s Bay Medical Rescue Service (GBMED), and rendezvoused with the ship five nautical miles off-shore of Roman Rock, Simon’s Town,” the NSRI said. “A paramedic and two NSRI rescue swimmers boarded the ship and found the patient suffering from the amputation of a section of his ring finger and a fractured middle finger. The wounds were already bandaged and splinted, and medication for pain had been administered by the medical team on board.” The patient was placed on a stretcher and taken to the Simon’s Town harbour. Smit, who was in a stable condition and accompanied by his wife Gerda, was transported to the Constantiaberg Mediclinic by ambulance.
The small ginger cat after the gin trap was removed.
The gin trap removed from the small ginger cat’s foot.
Animal cruelty shocks resident DALEEN FOUCHÉ Cruelty against animals has reached a new low in Somerset West after a cat was found with a gin trap around its foot. Anita Joubert, a resident of Lourensrivier Road, says her daughter found the cat hiding in their garage on Tuesday 26 November. “The poor animal must have climbed through an open window and has been trapped in our garage for quite a few days, as we do not go into the garages often.” Joubert says the small ginger cat was trapped between two cupboards, with a gin trap on his foot. Joubert took the cat to the Strand Animal Clinic, where the gin trap was removed. Several bones in the cat’s foot was broken and the wound had maggots. It was also dehydrated and had not eaten in days. Joubert says the cat’s leg had to be amputated.
Several bones in the cat’s foot were broken. Joubert says she searched the entire neighbourhood for the cat’s owners but to no avail. Having a dog and parrot, Joubert says she could not adopt the cat, so it had to be euthanised. “It is just alarming to me that peo-
ple still use traps these days!” Joubert reported the case to Animal Welfare in Gordon’s Bay. Julia Evans from Animal Welfare in Somerset West describes the incident as cruel. She says in all her years at Animal Welfare, she has never come across an animal injured due to a gin trap. She says gin traps are “highly illegal” under the Animal Cruelty Act and the case will be referred to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, because gin traps fall under the SPCA’s jurisdiction. A gin trap is traditionally used to trap wild predatory animals and can cause severe damage to animals. Evans says that a normal cat trap is a much more humane way of catching cats and very common. A cat trap consist of a metal cage which closes once a cat enters the trap. The DistrictMail could not obtain comment from the SPCA by the time of going to press.
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These beautiful 2014 calendars have been compiled by DistrictMail and sponsored by CSV Construction. Each month of the year con tains a brilliant photo taken by Helderberg residents depicting the feel of that particular month. These calendars make for a wonder ful Christmas gift and are being sold at R50 each at the District Mail offices at 37 Mynhardt Street, Strand. All funds raised will go towards the DistrictMail Christmas Fund for charity. Strand resident Sewus Smuts recently purchased four DistrictMail/CSV calendars for this good cause. Phone Brigitte Pillay on 021 853 0211 for more information. PHOTO: ILLANA FRANTZ
Dit was die toneel wat DistriksPos kort ná die onlangse vloede in Voortrekkerstraat begroet het. Die Van Rensburg-gesin van Voortrekkerstraat, Somerset-Wes, is die afgelope weke besig met opruimingspogings nadat hul huis tot ’n meter hoog oorstroom is op Vrydag 15 November. Die Van Rensburgs is maar een van vele huishoudings in die omgewing wat skade gely het tydens die vloed. Die rede hiervoor is volgens die Stad Kaapstad dat dele van Voortrekkerstraat en Somersetstraat in die Lourensrivier se vloedvlakte geleë is. Jim van Rensburg, eienaar van die huis, vertel dat hoewel hulle slegs twee blokke van die Lourensrivier af woon, die oorsprong van die vloed eerder ’n kleiner “oorgroeide” stroom is wat in die Lourensrivier inloop. Die stroom vloei uit ’n stormwaterpyp en loop parallel met Voortrekkerstraat en die spoorlyn. Volgens Van Rensburg het water van hoogliggende gebiede by die strate afgeloop tot in hierdie stroom. Die plante wat in die stroom groei het tot teenaan ’n toegeboude stormwaterpyp gespoel en die pyp verstop. Daarna het die watervlak drasties gestyg. Van Rensburg vertel ’n “goedhar-
Die stroom wat parallel met Voortrekkerstraat en die spoorlyn loop vloei deur ’n pyp wat blokkeer is tydens onlangse vloede. FOTO: DALEEN FOUCHÉ tige” plaaslike besigheid het ’n stootskraper gestuur om die stroom skoon te maak. Daarna het die watervlak drasties begin daal. Brett Herron, burgemeesterskomiteelid van vervoer vir die Stad Kaapstad, sê die meerderheid van die strome langs die spoorlyn behoort aan die spoorweë. Herron sê grondeienaars is self verantwoordelik om die eiendom in stand te hou en te verseker dat die vloei van stormwater nie onderbreek word nie. Hy voeg egter by dat die Stad Kaapstad sorg dat die stroom minstens een keer ’n jaar skoongemaak word en ook wanneer versperrings daarin voorkom.
Herron sê die Stad is tans besig met die opgradering van die stormwaterstelsel in Voortrekkerstraat wat die kapasiteit sal hê om ’n eenin-20-jaar-vloed te weerstaan. Die projek sal in fases voltooi word soos wat geld beskikbaar word. Die nuwe stormwaterpype word in Somersetstraat gelê en sal strek tot Voortrekkerstraat tot by die Lourensrivier, onder die treinspoor deur tot aan die einde van Skoolstraat. DistriksPos het ’n navraag aan die Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) gestuur maar teen druktyd is geen kommentaar voorsien nie.
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Riaan and Vasti true romantics Riaan: Over the past 10 years, Riaan Manser has rewritten the definition of tenacity, courage and determination. He is the first person to have circumnavigated Africa on a bicycle, alone and unaided. A journey of 37 000 through 34 countries in just over two years. He set another world record when he became the first person to kayak around Madagascar (again solo and unaided). March 2011 saw Riaan together with Dan Skinstad (who has cerebral palsy) paddle 23 000 km around Iceland. He has also written three books on these adventures. Vasti: Vasti, a lawyer by trade, has been the support structure for Riaan on all his adventures. She is now ready and willing to leave behind the world she understands to go on the adventure of a lifetime. She obtained her LLB at Stellenbosch University and completed her articles at an attorney firm in the Strand where she stayed on as an attorney for eight years specialising in criminal and civil litigation. In 2013 she started her own law firm and is currently practising under her own name from offices in Somerset West.
Rowing 10 765 km to New York MARK STUART New York is a destination many of us would like to visit, but just how many of us would be prepared to row across the Atlantic Ocean to get there? It’ll come as no surprise that one of the adventurers embarking on this expedition is Helderberg’s, world famous adventurer, Riaan Manser. His partner on this trip will Vasti Geldenhuys, his girlfriend for the past 14 years. It all started when Vasti suggested that they go on a holiday to New York some time. But she never imagined that it would take 10 765 km of rowing to get them there. The route they will follow is from the small coastal town of Agadir in Morocco and then down to Cape Verde, Barbados past the Bermuda Triangle and on to New York. In true Manser adventure style, they will not have rowed in the actual boat they will be making the trip in until they arrive in Agadir. They will have just over a week to practice and familiarise themselves with the boat before the trip begins. There will be no support boat and they will tackle the estimated voyage of 120 days, alone and unaided. The idea behind following this route is to sort out any problems they may have with the boat, because once they leave Cape Verde, they have a long stretch of open ocean before they reach the coast of Barbados. The seven metre, specially
designed and equipped sea going rowing boat, has been fitted with two plotters, which indicate the boats position on a nautical chart, a weather station and VHF radio. A solar power regulator will supply power for the instruments on the boat as well as to a salt water converter. They will also be equipped with personal locator beacons (plbs) and an emergency position-indicating radio beacon (epirb). In preparation for this adventure, Riaan and Vasti have trained daily on a stationary rowing machine and spinning bike and did extensive research about the Atlantic Ocean and the rowing boat they’ll be calling home for four months. They plan to row 20 hours a day, taking two hour shifts at a time and the average they are aiming for is 3 knots. Rowing so many hours every day will burn vast amounts of calories and the couple will have to replace their energy with a high calorie freeze dried foods. If they want fresh food, they will have to catch fish. They have a few things to sort out in Morocco before they depart for New York on 15 December. To become part of the of their adventure send your tips, tricks and well wishes to @TM2NY on twitter or the Take Me 2 New York Facebook page.
Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys at the launch of their Morocco to New York 10 765 km rowing trip. The launch was held at the Water front in Cape Town on Thursday 28 November.
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Riaan and Vasti in a replica of the 7m rowing boat, which they will row from Agadir in Morocco to New York, starting on 15 December.
Regstelling oor hospitaal se kinderpartytjie Die DistriksPos het verlede week berig dat die jaarlikse kinderpartytjie vir die kinders van die Helderberg Hospitaal se kliniek vir aansteeklike siektes deur Pyper Turner Ingelyf gereël is. Die personeel van die kliniek reël self hul eie fondsinsamelings en borge en was ook verantwoordelik vir al die reëlings vir die partytjie en die kos. Die personeel van Pyper Turner het slegs op die dag die hospitaal se personeel met die partytjie gehelp en ook die rugsakkies vir die kinders geborg.
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5 Desember, 2013
Mail It’s time to switch on the festive lights In our ever-changing world, it’s heartening to know that certain traditions, such as the annual Somerset West festive lights switch-on, are still very much alive and well. This wonderful old tradition, which dates back to more than 50 years, this year takes place on Thursday 5 December in front of the Somerset West Town Hall, Main Road, at 19:00. This year the big switch on will be undertaken by Somerset West councillor Stuart Pringle. A host of local performers will then entertain the crowds. This will be followed by a procession by the Hottentots Holland High School brass band and drum majorettes. There will also be food stalls, carol singing and other entertainment for the whole family. This event is for many children in and around the Helderberg one they look forward to the whole year. However, judging from the lights which have already been erected above the streets of Somerset West, it does not appear as though there are as many lights that will be switched on in Somerset West this year as in previous years. This is a real pity because in the past thousands of people from all over the Western Cape came to Somerset West to view our spectacular lights. However, this should not detract from the tradition and the wonderful time of year which it signifies.
Counting the cost of Helderberg floods The DistrictMail asked its online readers on www.districtmail.co.za how the floods affected them financially. The question “Did November’s heavy rains cost you money?” was posed. The majority of voters, a whopping 44%, voted: “Quite a substantial amount”, closely followed by the 40% who voted: “Not at all”. Only 16% voted for the option “Not that much” and no-one voted “I don’t know how I’ll cope”. Visit www.districtmail.com to participate in the next online poll.
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SWITCHED ON: The cartoon this week refers to the story about the Somerset West Festival of Lights big switch on, featured on page 2.
Traffic calming measures in Gordon Road In March we wrote to the City of Cape Town regarding traffic calming measures needed in Gordon Road, Somerset West and the outcome thereof being somewhat unhelpful. Following the recent flooding, during which our boundary wall collapsed as a result of the force of the water, we had to arrange to have the wall rebuilt with haste, not only from a security perspective but also because we have dog who needs her outdoor space. While the builders were reconstructing the wall they had occasion to shout and swear at various passing motorists because of the speed these vehicles were travelling at. These guys felt unsafe on the pavement where they were working. Not only from a safety aspect, we also have to put up with the noise factor of these speeding vehicles. My suggestion is that traffic calming humps and circles, as in Caledon Street, be erected at the intersections of Gordon/Hopkins as well as Gordon/Prince. This would then not allow sufficient distance for motorists to accelerate to 80 km/h or 100 km/h, which is what is happening 24/7 along this road. Either that or reduce the maximum speed to 50 km/h and
enforce it. If Quinan Road needed four speed humps in a quiet residential area – (talk about overkill) and we know, as we lived there for over 20 years – then surely Gordon Road needs more than that due to the volumes of traffic it carries. The trucks and buses are just as much at fault as the ordinary vehicles regarding speed. Motorcyclists think they are at Killarney. Furthermore, the only signs regarding the speed limit are partially hidden behind the lamp pole and the traffic light pole on the corner of Gordon and Caledon Roads. After that, there is nothing! We invite you to visit us in order to experience what we put up with daily.
HENNIE AND RENANNE MEYER SOMERSET WEST
(Response from the City of Cape Town’s Mayco member for transport, roads and stormwater, Brett Herron:) “The City appreciates the time taken by Mr and Ms Meyer to write a letter about their concerns. They draw a comparison to Quinan Road, which has a lower classification and a very large public open space, thus the approved speed humps.
Spread Christmas cheer in ‘homes’ The Lwandle Museum would like to extend an invitation to the community of the Helderberg to bring hope to two children’s homes in Lwandle and Asanda Village. We would like donations of nonperishable food that will be wrapped by the museum staff and distributed to the Ikhaya Lethemba Village and Lydia’s Safehouse. We want to make Christmas a time of joy and a time for hope by making sure that the children go to bed with food in their tummies. Remember a gift, no matter how small, can change a child’s
life. So let us work together in bringing change into our communities. To contribute, you can drop off your gift at the museum in the Old Community Hall in Lwandle just opposite the Lwandle taxi rank, before 13 December as the present will be sent by 16 December. For more information phone Masa Soko on 084 246 0392 or firstname.lastname@example.org MASA SOKO ASSISTANT CURATOR LWANDLE MIGRANT LABOUR MUSEUM
“Gordon Road has been investigated as per the City of Cape Town’s Traffic Calming Policy. The assessment incorporates a range of factors including speed, accident history, traffic volumes, pedestrian facilities, property access and population density, parking activity, pedestrian/cyclist activity and public amenities. “Consideration for traffic calming is given preference where there are high concentrations of vulnerable road users exiting directly onto a Class 4 and Class 5 public residential road from a public facility, such as learners at a primary school, developed play parks or where the potential for vehicle/pedestrian conflict may be high. “Gordon Road is a Class 4 local collector/distributor within a medium density residential area. The road environment, including verges along the length of Gordon Road, offers good sight distance and sufficient space to accommodate pedestrian demand. “Given the above and having considered the City’s Traffic Calming Policy, we do not believe that circumstances exist to justify the implementation of physical traffic calming measures along the length of the Gordon Road.”
Sê Sê jou jou sê sê ) Meneer Deelman, jy sê die mense moet net hul voete optel wanneer hulle loop. My vraag is; het jy al bejaardes van 80 jaar sien loop? Selfs ouer mense kan nie hul voete optel nie. Gaan jy hulle help om hul voete op te tel? Bid dat dit nie jou ouers of jou vrou is wat val nie. Joan Brink, Strand ) Concerned considerate citizen writes: Why do business owners allow their alarms to go off continually and not worry about people around them? We have to endure continual alarms going off over weekends and early weekday mornings! The alarm companies don’t even bother to check up. What are they paying for? ) Net ’n groot dankie aan Charl van Microtronics in die Strand. Puik diens en billike pryse. Kan julle vir enigiemand aanbeveel.
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Great time at Nature Reserve concerts I would just like to say what a fantastic time we had at the Helderberg Nature Reserve’s Sunset Concert last Sunday. It was a glorious day with the sun shining and a gentle breeze blowing and about 300 or so people were there to listen to the Riverboat Jazz Band. They entertained us with sounds from the 20s to the 80s while we all opened our picnics on the grass and poured a glass or two of wine. But what surprised me most was that there wasn’t more people there to enjoy this event
which has to be Somerset West’s answer to the Kirstenbosch concerts but without the hassle of parking. All proceeds from the concerts are used to support nature conservation projects in the Reserve. There are more concerts planned and people should check the website at www.helderbergnaturereserve.co.za for more details. At R50 per adult, this has to be the best value entertainment you can get with your clothes on.
TONY CROSS HELDERVUE
5 Desember, 2013
LETTERS ‘Public toilets’ at Vineyard Centre privately owned With reference to the “gentleman’s” SMS that appeared in last week’s DistrictMail regarding the “funny” experience he had at the Vineyard Centre’s public toilet facilities, please allow me to explain just how not funny the lady attending our ablution facilities experienced his despicable conduct: Upon requesting him to pay the standard R1 for all patrons making use of our facilities, towards the upkeep and high maintenance costs involved in our public ablution facilities, this “gentleman” let fly with the most crude, vulgar and vociferous verbal abuse directed towards our lady attendant. As for the “other people” (i.e., blacks, coloureds) not paying for our services,everyonemakinguseofourfacilities–irrespective of colour – is expected to pay R1 in order to make use of our facilities. The Vineyard is privately-owned, therefore we’re obliged to charge for the use of our toilet facilities. The lady attendant is not employed
by the Vineyard and, instead, forms part of our job-creation project, whereby she is granted the right to operate as anattendant while being held responsible for the cleanliness of our ablution facilities. In exchange for her services, she charges R1 per patron.Sir, and I use the term advisedly, in future, please consult with centre management before you spout your mouth off in the media. You would rather break the law by relieving yourself against a tree, in full view of the public, than contribute R1 towards the upkeep of our ablution facilities. Finally, if skin colour didn’t matter to you, could you please apologise to the lady in question for your vile language, which, by the way, had no bearing, whatsoever, on the issue at hand. SCHALK SWANEPOEL CENTRE MANAGER: THE VINEYARD IN SOMERSET WEST
You don’t deserve that beautiful animal “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Gandhi I watched a “gentleman” park his white Citi Golf with a huge black Great Dane on the back seat, in the sweltering heat Saturday and Sunday, whilst he went to quench his thirst at one
oftherestaurantsatHarbourIsland.Howdespicable, sir. Surely you must realise that the slight gap left on two windows is unacceptable and this poor animal was panting and obviously in distress. The temperature in my car was 30 degrees, and I had a bit of shade. You don’t deserve that beautiful animal. SONIA COLLINS
Marinata-sopkombuis sê dankie vir skenkings Ek bedank graag vir Shoprite Broadway en Wasteplan namens die Marinata-sopkombuis vir al hul hulp met die kinders gedurende die jaar. Dankie vir die skenkings van die SuiderStrand gemeente en almal wat betrokke was ge-
durende die jaar. Kerswense aan almal en hul gesinne. Ons hoop en vertrou dat God jul almal sal seën. Enigeen wat ’n bydrae wil maak aan die sopkombuis, bel my gerus by 074 3276 323. KATY ARENDSE
Flood volunteers not thanked enough There has been lots of publicity and stories around the flood of 16 November and I think the wonderful community of Somerset West has not been thanked enough for its unselfish help – working non-stop from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. I cannot single out any one person, because so many were involved. However, I would like to thank the Neighbourhood Watch members of Somerset West, Raithby, Sir Lowry’s Pass and Faure who offered to help as soon as the call for help came over the NHW radio and via sms. Soon the 4x4s were lined up to help vacate Mediclinic whilst other members went into the hospital to try and calm the patients waiting to be evacuated. Together with other members of the community, Helderberg Crime Watch, SAPS, Securite and Vetus Schola, the Neighbourhood Watch also rescued stranded motorists, helped to evacuate the flooded old age home and assisted residents with flooded houses in the Bizweni, Bridgewater, Sir Lowry’s Pass and Faure areas. The NG Kerk Andries Pretorius kindly allowed The Somerset West Neighbourhood Watch (SWNW)/CPF to open an evacuation
centre, where residents from the flooded areas were brought and re-housed for the night. Thank you to all who gave these victims a warm bed for the night! The following morning the NG Kerk in Firmount Rd generously permitted the SWNW/ CPF to have the evacuation/distribution centre in their hall. Donations of food, drinks and clothes, blankets etc. flooded in (excuse the pun) from the generous residents, shops and businesses in the Helderberg Basin and Stellenbosch. The SWNW together with ladies and men from the church and local residents made up food parcels, and dispatched clothes, food and blankets to the victims of the flood, and also fed the cleaners at Mediclinic. It is frustrating to see and difficult to stay quiet when inaccuracies are being published on the social network. Thankfully these will be forgotten in a month or two, but the good people of Somerset West and surrounds will always be remembered and respected for their unselfish assistance during this time. ANNETJIE ROBERTSON BERG AND DAL NHW CO-ORDINATOR
Strand Rugby dank borge
Thank you Neighbourhood Watch
Hiermee wil ek net al die borge bedank wat vir Strand (Liga) Rugbyklub die afgelope drie jaar geborg en gehelp het om die klub weer te laat uitstyg. Hulle is: Jacobs Transport, Neil Williams, Mervyn Security, Naftalie Engelbrecht, Majiet Rhoda, Southend Stores, Rafiek Khalfie, Freddie Bender, Nathan Adonis, Abraham Adonis, Van der Merwe Taxis, Robert Young, Matthew Hartley en Kevin Hartley. RONNIE HENDRICKS STRAND
I would like to extend a big “thank-you” to the Neighbourhood Watch members in Bizweni for delivering food parcels under difficult circumstances to the complexes in the area on the Saturday after the flood. It was indeed most generous, kind and thoughtful of them. A “WELL-WISHER” SOMERSET WEST
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Geloftefees by Strand NHK Die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk, op die hoek van Boschendal- en Elimstraat in Strand, hou ’n Geloftefees op Sondag 16 Desember. Die geleentheid sal om 09:00 begin. ’n Samesang vind voor die erediens en lees van die gelofte deur ds. Steve Botes – APK-gemeente plaas. Tee, koffie en heerlike verversings sal aangebied word terwyl almal ná die geleentheid saam kuier. Almal word hartlik uitgenooi om opnuut die gelofte saam met Afrikaners af te lê. Vir navrae en indien vervoer benodig word, bel vir Japie Botha by 083 231 6321 of Willem Reyneke by 083 375 7701.
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We would like to invite our regular diary advertisers to send us pictures of their events for inclusion in our Social or Diary section. THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER SOMERSET WEST: ) The Gift A Fair Market at The Waves in Breakwater Lane, Harbour Island runs from 11:00 – 21:00 until 22 December. Home- and handmade goods on offer: cookies, sweets and jams, woodwork, unique clothing, soft toys, and so much more. Soft music provided by Radio Helderberg. 0 Mickey Sanders: 076 733 8855, firstname.lastname@example.org. ) The Somerset West Baptist Church, on the corners of Hendriksz and Louw Avenues, presents a Christmas musical, God’s Love Gift at 19:00 with
repeats on Sunday 8 December at 09:30 and 18:30. Look forward to beautiful music, solos, choir and dancers. Entry is free. 0 Vanessa Loots: 082 828 2990. FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER SOMERSET WEST: ) Carols by candlelight at Helderberg High School, on the corner of Helderberg College and Annandale Roads at 19:00. Entry is free. Enquiries: 076 308 4492 or BestChoicesEver@gmail.com. ) The Friends of the Somerset West Library host a book sale in the library hall from 08:30 – 11:30. Visitors will find stacks of wonderful books at reasonable prices. 2 Nina Vosloo: email@example.com. STELLENBOSCH: ) Christmas Night Market at the Stellenbosch Slowmarket from 17:00 – 22:00. The vintage market has all the Christmas trimmings and goodies: gingerbread houses, Christmas fruitcakes, mince pies, organic nuts, gammon rolls, German bratwurst, champagne, fynbos topiaries, décor and festive season ideas. Furthermore, visitors can enjoy the Christmas music, coupled with a live music theatre production in the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre and gifts galore. 0 Elsje Schoeman: 021 886 8514, firstname.lastname@example.org. SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER SOMERSET WEST: ) The Country Craft Market at Southey’s Vines,
186 Main Road every Saturday until Christmas from 09:00 – 14:00 (weather permitting). Handmade arts and crafts of the highest standard available. 0 Gill: 021 852 6608. ) The Animal Welfare Society (AWS) Helderberg holds its year-end fete at 42 Reitz Street from 08:30. 0 Moira: 021 852 2268. SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER SOMERSET WEST: ) The Olde Oaks Farm Stall every Sunday at Derrick Drive, Somerset West Business Park from 10:00 – 15:00. Arts and crafts, pickles, biltong, home-made ice cream and lots more on offer. The Animal Rescue Organisation will have a stall to raise funds. 0 Mandy: 082 374 6648. ) The Lourens River Conservation Society holds its annual river ramble at 09:00. The 8 km ramble meanders along the river and finishes just beyond the old bridge in Somerset West. All are welcome, entry is free. Boerewors rolls will be on offer. 0 Paul Fletcher: 072 136 9534, email@example.com. THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER SOMERSET WEST: ) The Western Cape Artists’ Society presents the opening of their Annual Merit and Little Gems Exhibition at the Circle Centre, 17:00. Enjoy a glass of wine while viewing new artwork by local artists. The exhibition will run until Friday 20 December during the centre’s usual operating hours. 0 Diane White: 021 851 2520.
Children of the Somerset West Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schoolwho will be performing the Christmas pageant at Vergelegen on 18 December are (back, from left) Rachel Kleyn, Joshalin Pekeur, Roné Roux, Nathalie Langeveld, Ay abonga Mani, Ester Pedro, Kirsten Smith, Kyra Williss, Rebekka Kruger, Catherine McNaught Davis, Katryn Steenkamp; (front) Abigail Chevers, Andrea Jacobs, Julia Mattes, Lea Steenkamp, Shané Joubert, Masimba Bepura, Maria Persens, Chloe Roussouw, Sebastian Morkel and Kieran Williss.
Carols eve Get into the Christmas spirit with carols by candlelight and a Christmas pageant in aid of Helderberg Hospice at Vergelegen Estate on 18 December. Flood damage to the suspension bridge at Vergelegen resulted in a move from the Great Lawn to the Yellow Wood Forest. The carol singing, which starts at 19:30, will be led by musical director André Strijdom and the children of the Somerset West Stagecoach Theatre Arts School will present the story of Christmas. Pack a picnic, chairs, your family and friends, warm clothing, a torch and your best voice. Gates open at 17:00. Tickets cost R40 for adults and R20 for children and are available from Helderberg Hospice, the 2nd Debut shop in Drama Street, Somerset West and the Hospice shop in Fagan Street, Strand. Disabled parking is available by prior arrangement. For more information contact Patricia McNaught Davis on 082 731 5736.
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Girls’ Brigade celebrates 120 years
Michaela October (18), a member of the 1st Somerset West Company Girls’ Brigade will represent South Africa at the International Conference of the Girls Brigade in Stellenbosch from 7 – 14 December.
The conference is in celebration of the Girls’ Brigade’s 120 anniversary and will be attended by 120 delegates from various countries including Ghana and New Zealand. The 1st Somerset West Girls’ Brigade is affiliated to the Church Street Methodist Church in Somerset West. The theme of the event is Inside Out – reflecting the truth that transformation begins from an internal work of God, that is then lived out in our external world. Joining Michaela will be Cassandra Gabriel (captain of the 1st Som-
1st Somerset West Girls Brigade cap tain Cassandra Gabriel and commis sioner Marina Sylvester.
erset West Girls’ Brigade) and Marina Sylvester, (commissioner of the Girls’ Brigade Cape region). Marina is also a member of the planning committee for the conference while Cassandra is the coordinator. The women also attended the National Conference in July, which was held in Atlantis. Michaela, a Somerset West resident has been a member of the brigade since the age of six and is proud of her achievements thus far. She will be inducted as a warrant officer after completing her Grade 4 young leadership training. Michaela says she is very excited to attend the conference and is anticipating meeting and learning from girls from other countries. Anyone who would like to contribute towards the conference can phone Cassandra on 076 593 9737.
Michaela October will attend the upcoming International Girls Brigade Conference in Stellenbosch.
The junior and senior learners of the Elizabeth Millington Ballet School excelled at the American Academy Awards recently. All the girls achieved gold and silver medals, while Heloise Terblanche and Samantha Nortjie won gold with distinction. This photograph was taken at their recent end of year performance.
Senior dancers who participated in the American Academy Awards.
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Favourite Things market Gabriëlskloof wine cellar on the outskirts of Bot River in the Overberg will be transformed into a festive, fun-filled, happy place for its fourth annual Favourite Things Market. The market is planned to add colour, creativity and charm to the silly season on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 December. Ranging from prized Kokkedoor koesisters and homemade pestos to fresh oysters and bubbly, this trendy market showcases more than 30 passionate producers selling organic produce, local cheeses, artisanal beer, real Dutch “stroopwafels”, hand-made butter, cured meats and much more.
With the soulful sounds of the French accordion and jazzy tunes of Tim Burnz wafting through the air, guests can browse the enticing stalls and shop to their heart’s content. They can also relax on the lawn after a game of pétanque while the young ones enjoy the jumping castle and other fun activities in the estate’s chapel. The market is open on Friday from 17:00 – 21:00 and the magic will be repeated the following day from 11:00 – 18:00. For further information, phone Nicolene Finlayson on 082 852 6547 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Macassar Care Club who received certificates for providing good client service are (back, from left) Andrew van Wyk (chairperson, Macassar Health Committee), Dirk Heyns (deputy director: finance, Khayelitsha Eastern SubStructure), Laetitia Saville (Assistant Director Community Based Services, Khayelit sha Eastern SubStructure), Loretta Chetty (Edgars credit manager), Mylene du Plessis (Clinique consutant at Edgars) and Dr Keith Cloete (chief director, Metro District Department of Health). In front are Dr Christy Bez uidenhout (family physician at Macassar Community Health Clinic), Clarina Alexander (facility manager) and Cheryl Steyn (primary healthcare manager for the Khayelitsha Eastern SubStructure). Dr Graham Ellis (con sultant and physician at Mediclinic Vergelegen) was absent when the photo was taken.
PHOTO: DALEEN FOUCHÉ
Macassar club ‘cares 4 u’ The Macassar Community Health Clinic officially launched its Care Club at an auspicious ceremony on Friday 29 November. The Care Club was initiated by the Western Cape Department of Health to help motivate healthcare personnel to give top quality
client service and to reward staff who go the extra mile in providing exceptional health care. The staff were all dressed in turquoise shirts bearing the new Macassar Care Club emblem, “MC cares 4 u” on. The emblem was designed by the staff and represents the multi-disciplinary team. Several staff members received
certificates for providing good client service and Sr Clarina Alexander, facility manager at Macassar Community Health Clinic, was awarded the floating trophy for service excellence. After the ceremony, the staff were treated to gifts, sponsored by Edgars in Somerset Mall and enjoyed refreshments and snacks.
NURTURING THE ARTS: Life Performing Arts Connect, a performing arts programme for young people (also called Life Pac), recently held an endofyear concert for the Somerset West Night Shelter. The children danced various dance forms including ballet, hip hop and modern dance, accompanied by a band. For more information about Life Pac, which of fers tuition in dance, drums, guitar, piano, trumpet and singing on Fridays at The Life Church in Heldervue Somerset West, phone Melony Shilliday on 076 431 2831.
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Bed on Bricks back on the scene Born in 2003 in the shadow of Table Mountain, Bed on Bricks celebrates their 10th birthday this year. The band has appeared on stages all around South Africa, headlining many local rock festivals and touring the country. They have also released three studio albums Humanarium (2003), If you see Kay (2005) and Royal Honey (2008) as well as live acoustic album Takeaways (2006). Singer Mike Hardy’s lyrics are positive, informed and questioning. Whether they are rapped or sung, they remain inspired by life in urban Cape Town. Schalk van der Merwe’s bass, Tim Rankin’s drums and Dave van der Linden’s guitar, compliment Mike’s vocals and their instruments are all played with intense passion and energy. After being on a forced sabbatical for two years after Dave broke his hand, the band is planning a big comeback. Their return to the stage starts with the launch of their new album to celebrate their 10th anniversary at Bertie’s Mooring in Gordon’s Bay at 18:00 on Sunday 8 December.
Bed on Bricks Another highlight in the new year for Bed on Bricks is that they will be the opening act for the international band Bastille when they
tour South Africa in January. For more information, phone Bertie’s Mooring on 021 856 3343.
Gig guide ) Friday 6 December – The band aKING will be rocking Bertie’s Moorings in Gordon’s Bay. Catch this intimate acoustic show from 21:00. Doors open at 19:00 and R50 gets you in. – Wenner van Suppersterre Burger le Roux is te sien by Die Watergat kroeg van 21:00. ) Saterdag 7 December – Nic Stevens is op die verhoog by Die Watergat kroeg van 21:00. – The Professors performs live on stage at Melt’s Tavern in Gordon’s Bay from 21:00. Entrance is free. ) Sunday 8 December – Tommy Kyle is performing at De Kelder Restaurant at the Vodacom Golf Village from 11:00 – 15:00. – The talented Encore is performing at Melt’s Tavern from 15:00 to 20:00. ) Wednesday 11 December – Open Mic night from 21:00 with Anton le Roux at Die Watergat Pub.
aKing will be rocking Bertie’s Moorings at Harbour Island this weekend.
LATIN AMERICAN NUMBERS: Mozambican vocalist and percussionist Frank Paco heads up a trio playing a tasteful selection of tunes from his home country as well as Latin American num bers and standards from the Great American Songbook. Their music can be described as “NewWorld jazz” and is an amalgamation of jazz tunes with their African roots from East to West. Catch Frank with his highenergy rhyth mic percussion backing enchanting mel odies at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre this Sunday. The show starts at 18:30 and tickets are priced at R110 or R130 for adults, R50 on the lawn and R10 for children under 12. Bookings can be made at Computicket.
KONSERT BY PETROLHEADS: Manie Jackson (foto) is een van die groot trekpleis ters by ’n konsert wat op 16 Desember by Petrolheads in die Strand plaasvind. Ander groot name op die lys sluit in Wynand en Chereé, De Wet Meiring, Jan en Louise en Stephan Visagie om maar net ’n paar te noem. Kaartjies kos R100 en die vertonings begin reeds om 10:00. Bel Zenia by 079 170 9312 vir meer inligting.
16 DistrictMail Blommeklub sluit jaar af 5 Desember, 2013
Die Helderberg Blommeklub het onlangs sy jaareindfunksie met ’n Hollywood-tema afgesluit. Klublede is gevra om soos ’n karakter uit ’n fliek aan te trek en die kostuums en uitrustings het gewissel van die 2007 film Hogs tot ’n verdwaalde Liewe Heksie uit Suid-Afrika. Tommy Dell, ’n erelid van die klub, het soos The Phantom aangetrek en het die agtergrond musiek verskaf. By die geleentheid is daar ook verskeie toekennings aan die lede uitgereik. Die “Purple Lillies” word aan lede gegee wat die afgelope jaar bogemiddeld hard gewerk het. Daar is ook bekers uitgedeel aan die lede wat die
hoogste punte in elke afdeling behaal het; Esmé Pieterse (beginner afdeling), Katrina Hendricks (intermediêre afdeling) en Engela Kruger (gevorderde afdeling). Nuwe lede vir 2014 is welkom om by die klub aan te sluit. Van die hoogtepunte in die pyplyn vir volgende jaar sluit in die druk van ’n kalender wat as ’n fondsinsamelingsprojek verkoop gaan word. Die jaarlikse blommeskou word ook weer vir Julie 2014 beplan en die klub gaan ook by Helderberg Hospice se tuine-projek betrokke wees. Vir meer inligting of om by die klub aan te sluit, bel die voorsitter Jannie du Toit by 072 473 2420.
Die trots van die Helderberg Blommeklub met hul tro fees, van links Katrina Hen dricks (inter mediêr), Esmé Pieterse (be ginnerafde ling), Jannie du Toit (voor sitter) en Enge la Kruger (ge vorderde afde ling).
Make cleaning the beach part of your holiday The Helderberg Beach Clean-up for this month will take place on Saturday 7 December where the beaches of Strand and Gordon’s Bay will be attended to. It starts at the usual spots; the Gordon’s Bay Main Beach parking lot opposite the Old Cape Mall at 09:00 followed by the HottentotsHolland Sailing Club on Strand Beach at 10:00. “As an added bonus we will be having the beach clean-ups every Saturday during the December holidays. “Gordon’s Bay beach is also in for a special treat with Radio Helderberg’s DJ Mark Taylor who will be providing the entertainment and music for the duration of the clean-up,” said organiser Marla Nortjé. “This is a special way for us locals to show tourists how much we care about our beaches and maybe even get them in on the action.” Those interested should bring their hat and sunglasses. Bags, sunscreen and hand sanitiser will be provided. For more information phone Nortjé on 082 410 4004 or send an email to email@example.com.
Sing along at the carols by candlelight The congregation of the Dutch Reformed Church in Church Street, Somerset West is organising an open air Carols by Candlelight evening on Friday 13 December. This historic church, which is the oldest building in the Helderberg and one of the oldest in the country, has been severely vandalised, but new life will soon be breathed into it. According to one of the organisers, a lease agreement has recently been signed between the owners of the building and the New Apostolic Church. Subsequently the process of restoring the once dilapidated and heavily vandalised building to its former glory, has been started. Those attending the carols service will also be afforded the opportunity to have a look at the restorations as well as the plans in the pipeline for the church. The inauguration service will be on 19 January and the congregation will include members of the church from Somerset West for whom the current building in Lourens Street has become to small. The carols by candlelight starts at 19:30. You can look forward to an evening filled with most, if not all, of the classic Christmas carols to which you can sing along. A special choir will also perform. Everyone is welcome. but please bring your own picnic basket. Entry is free.
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Helping Hands hou Kersete vir 400 Die Helping Hands-organisasie van die Strand het op Donderdag 28 November hul jaarlikse Kers-ete gehou.
Die Helping Handsgroep van die Meto distekerk, Rusthof wat jaarliks die ete reël.
Sowat 400 bejaardes het die ete in die Strand-Stadsaal bygewoon. Die organisasie wil hul borge Nedbank, Jacobs Transport, Delbar Engineering, Rotary Strand en Somerset-Wes, departement maatskaplike ontwikkeling en Gary van As van harte bedank.
Hazel Stewart, ’n onderwyseres aan MacassarPrimêr het die toekenning as Onderwyser van die Jaar ontvang by die skool se jaarlikse prysuitdeling. Hier is die skoolhoof, Mark Williams saam met haar afgeneem.
Cecil Jaap (Helping Handsvoorsitter), borg Fred Jacobs (Jacobs Transport), Sophia Ja cobs, ds. Jethro Cloete (VG Kerk) en Aubrey Adonis (fondsinsamelaar, Helping Hands).
Agter van links is Anna May, Setta Sauls, Francis Swartland en Doreen Jo sephs; voor: Aletta Nel, Jasmina Tre nous en Aye sa Bazier.
Kerke / Churches
FOTO’S: DELIAH BRINKHUIS
Zainap White (departement maatskaplike ontwikke ling), Aubrey Adonis, Mathilda Arnolds (departement maatskaplike ontwikkeling), Cecil Jaap en wyk 85 en 86 raadslid Chantal Serfontein.
Gertie September, Dina Pietersen en Winifred Geswind het die ete ge niet.
Harriet van Wyk, Sylvia Coetzee, Owen Coetzee en Harriet van Wyk.
5 Desember, 2013
Local business signs fire fighting deal Firefighting in the plantations of the Western Cape will benefit from a new deal signed between forestry companies and a Somerset West based company which is part of the a successful wildfire fighting group in Southern Africa. The agreement has enabled Somerset West contractor Carel Davids to be selected by Cape Pine Forests, Timber Products and Vos-Will Contractors – a member of the FFA group of Companies – to be included in their community upliftment and enterprise development plans for the Western Cape. Established in 2004, Vos-Will joined the FFA Group of Companies in 2012. The company specialises in carrying out forestry silvicultural activities as well as all aspects of integrated fire management. The company has grown from being able to provide three strike units in the 2011 – ‘12 fire season to the provision of seven units for the 2012 – ‘13 fire season. In addition they have been able to assist
the Cape Winelands District Municipality with a hand crew to support fighting local unwanted fires. “We elected Carel as a result of his track record of delivery and positive approach to hard work,” said Jannie de Vos, managing director of Vos -Will Contractors. “He has been working in this industry for a long time and showed the potential to develop even further. As a result of the new deal Davids will be a 50% shareholder in Boland Fire Management (Pty) Ltd. De Vos-Will is an established service provider in the Western Cape and with the support of the FFA Group now has the potential to expand the delivery of services in the Southern and Western Cape. Boland Fire has already begun to deliver services to Cape Pine. Vos believes the empowerment model pioneered with Davids could serve as an example for the development of a similar service to plantation companies in the Southern Cape.
Bubbles are for the bath This was the heading on a homepage of a website marketing US properties during the housing boom or should I say housing bubble, which eventually burst seemingly catching everyone by total surprise. Alan Greenspan, the then US Federal Reserve Governor, denied any knowledge of a bubble in US housing until it popped. “It is not what you are looking at, but what you see that matters”. Looking back it is always so obvious, but when you have your head stuck in the “punch bowl” it’s just so tempting to have another sip and thus overstaying your welcome. Especially when all your friends and family are making money and rubbing your nose in it. It is very hard to sit on the outside of an inflating bubble. Unfortunately we live in a world prone to bubbles thanks to the current Federal Reserve Governor Ben Bernanke, who is intent on stimulating the US economy using quantitative easing and a zero interest policy to reflate asset prices. This is akin to refilling the “punch bowl”. As long as Ben continues with his mis-
guided strategy the party will continue. Unfortunately there will be unintended consequences and collateral damage. As an investor how do you avoid a bubble? Well you can sit on the sideline and wait. The problem with this strategy is that bubbles can build for a very long time before they burst and when they burst the average investor is paralysed with fear and thus not capable of taking advantage of the situation. This is why I recommend investors appoint a professional asset manager with a flexible mandate who assumes responsibility for the asset allocation. In this way you hope your manager will be able to protect your investment in a down market whilst still providing good returns in an up market. The only other solution is to follow a buy-and-hold strategy and try ignore the market cycles. This is unfortunately not always as easy as it may sound.
Mark Williams Mcomm, CFP, HDipTax 0 021 851 3746 2 firstname.lastname@example.org
Make your organisation known Are you part of a civil organisation that is active in the Helderberg area and making a difference to the tourism, business and entrepeneural sectors? The DistrictMail would like to get in touch with you. The DistrictMail invites all civil organi-
sations active in the Helderberg to share their activities with the DistrictMail readers. Send a short description of your organisation and the relevant contact details to email@example.com or phone Daleen Fouché on 021 841 4263.
From left: Jannie de Vos (managing director, VosWill Contractors and Boland Fire Manage ment), Dirk Kotze (area manager, Cape Pine), Irvine Kanyemba (general manager: business de velopment, Cape Pine) and Carel Davids (director and operations manager: Boland Fire Man agement).
5 December, 2013
Denver Alwa (Western Cape regional manager), Ian Moir (Woolworths chief executive officer), Trevone Maarman (store manager) and Nizaam Bederoen (foods trainee manager). PHOTOS: JAMEY GORDON
Back from left: Nizaam Bederoen, Julian Unthank, Esmare Schoeman, Trevone Maarman, Rodney Jacobs, Zaahir Riffel and Warren Sitzer. In front are Andre Botha, Ricardo de Morney and Kashief Hendricks.
Largest Woolworths food market opens with a feast The largest Woolworths food market opened at the Waterstone Village shopping centre in Somerset West on Thursday 28 November. With a comprehensive range of Woolworths’ own products, as well as more of South Africa’s favourite brands – the new Woolworths Waterstone is taking the Woolies shopping experience to a whole new level. The store is now six times its original size and, with almost 2 500m² of space, contemporary retail design and greater shelf space. Visitors will notice: The much bigger fresh produce area focused on seasonality. Interactive areas such as: Woolworths’ first coffee “bar” found in the coffee aisle; an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting station; a “freshly squeezed” station in the produce market for freshly squeezed-on-the-spot juices and smoothies; a butchery where highly skilled butchers will debone, roll, stuff, marinate, spice, slice, cube, vacuum pack and advise on the best way to cook any cut of meat; a fishmonger where experts will cut,
skin and fillet your choice of fish and advise on cooking methods; and a cheese counter filled with an extensive range of local and imported award winning cheeses. An in-store bakery offering artisanal breads and pastries. The new sushi bar staffed by expert sushi chefs. In addition, the WCafé aims to serve a wide choice of light meals and snacks freshly prepared, coffee made from 100% Fairtrade-certified coffee beans and other beverages. The store has 19 tills (including five express tills) and more managers and staff on duty throughout the store. There’s also a self-service financial services kiosk where customers can check details of their store card or Woolworths credit card accounts. Both the store and the WCafé are open from 08:00 to 21:00 seven days a week, including public holidays. In celebration of the new store and to familiarise customers with what’s on offer, a launch in the form of a coffee and chocolate tasting was held on Friday 29 November. Customers could also pop-in and taste a variety of the products stocked by the Woolies store.
Christina Costa (Woolworths product developer for chocolate) and Surien Viljoen (roastery expert)
Samantha Hodge, Claire Nieuwoudt and Nicole Munro.
Letitia Hanekom and Mariana Hattingh Hannalene Hanekom’s children, Lenka and Jandré indulged in Woolies’ cake pops, which proved to be a hit with both young and old. Naomi Smit handed them their treats.
Carmen Niehaus from Huisgenoot/You enjoyed the coffee and chocolate pai ring.
Shirli Hartwell (left) and Claire Whittington got their taste of the culinary delight, sushi. With them is Solomon Messias.
Jan and Mimi Paanakker found it difficult to move on from the irresistible sweets and treats tasting station.
5 Desember, 2013
MattyLize en Vivien Adams saam het hul dogtertjie, Lira.
Laura van Heerden saam met haar dogtertjie, Arian na.
Kinders vermaak in towerwoud Plaaslike kinders is verlede naweek weggevoer na ’n towerwoud tydens die jaarlikse Krismis inni Bos-party by die Helderbergplaas. Krismis inni Bos was vanjaar ’n groot sukses met meer as 700 mense wat Vrydag 29 en Saterdag 30 November dié kinderpartytjie bygewoon het. Die Helderbergplaas se populierbos is omskep in ’n towerwêreld van feetjies, seerowers en sprokieskarakters.
Die Boskombuis het heerlike kos voorsien en gesinne het piekniek gehou terwyl kinders bederf is met ’n skuimparty en inkleurkompetisie. Daarna het gesinne die opvoering Rooikappie lei Wolf na Jesus geniet. Die naweek is aangebied deur Gift of the Heart, ’n niewinsgewende organisasie. Borge vir die aand was die Helderbergplaas, BUCO in Somerset-Wes en Green Door Fantasy Garden. Vanweë die hoë bywoningsyfer sal Krismis inni Bos volgende jaar oor vier aande aangebied word.
LizaMari en Rudi Bayer (links) is hier saam met Chantelle en Riaan Mul ler. Voor is Mia Bayer en Marko Muller.
Drikus Groenewalt (links) en Char les Botha het besoekers welkom laat voel en rondgewys.
Kinders baljaar in die skuim.
MC van HeerdenSmith het gaste by die bos partytjie in sy seeroweruitrusting verwelkom.
Abrie en Jean Beeslaar is hier saam met hul kinders, Emma en Ben.
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LYNFORD EVANS COWARD 08 December 2010 My Darling Lynford, I hide my tears when I say your name, but the pain in my heart is still the same. You left us 3 years ago, I love and miss you so much. Love always from Jenny, Rexie, Cynthia, Yvonne, Yolly, Val, Mandy and family.
ALL AIRPORT TRANSFERS FOR BEST PRICES AND SERVICE TEL 073 4933966
OP SOEK NA 1485
ANTIQUE CLOCKS Repairs/renovations Dutch qualified Watchmaker/Jeweller Collect and deliver Rolf: 021-8530576
SOEK U EIE WEBTUISTE? Kontak my gerus by info@createmywebsite. co.za vir meer informasie of skakel Jacobus by 076 718 8644
HAVING A PARTY? Slipping slides & jumping castles for rent! Joe 082 302 0166 De Wet 079 510 6838
FRANKIN SWANEPOEL 06.08.1992 - 27.11.2013 Your love and kindness will remain in our hearts forever. Your wisdom and JUMP 4 HIRE humour will always give us Jumping Castles and slides fond of your memories. Rest in peace. From: Alli- for hire. We deliver, erect and collect. Ph. Christo son, Michaela, Chandre, 083 566 3061. Ushaan & Denver
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JUMP 4 JOY! Jumping castles, Shark slide, Gladiator slide, Gladiator boat, Tropical Island, Ball ponds, Water slides. % Helene Cloete 082-2220859.
JUMPING CASTLES & WATERSLIDES We deliver, erect & collect. 072 411 6416 FRANKLIN SWANEPOEL 06.08.1992 - 27.11.2013 Jou heengaan word diep betreur deur jou familie en vriende. Jy sal altyd onthou word vir al jou liefde en goedhartigheid. Rus in vrede.
WENDY HUISE 1677
Dance-in-Line WorX. Dancing solo, in lines to Country, Latin, Pop, Disco and Irish music. Classes Mon. â€“ Thurs. on all levels. NG Church Hall, Lourensrivier. Strand. New Beginner classes starting Jan. 2014 % Martie @ 0832877040
IN MEMORIAM 1015
LYNFORD EVANS COWARD 08 December 2010 Dad, you are forever in my heart and my thoughts. I love you. Tracey PERSOONLIK 1460
FORTUNE TELLER Divorce, Lost lovers, 1 Day court cases, Stop smoking (tik), Magic wallet, Mens cream all sizes. 078 619 2271. Strand / Somerset West. SAFE AND SURE I can drive you anywhere in the Helderberg area, i.e C.Town Airport etc. Tel: 072-125-8962
P.J. PERRY SINDEN 05.12.1946 - 13.04.2013 Remembering with love your 1st birthday in Heaven with your lord. Life is difficult without you, but you left us a legacy which will last forever. Your longing husband Irvin & children Nicolette, Ezme & fam.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE & TRANSFERS % 082-379-1936 www.bluerockshuttles.webs.com
MENS CLOTHES & SHOES WANTED for second hand store in Somerset West. We pay cash for it. Contact 084 600 5594.
TOURAWAY AIRPORT SHUTTLE Toere & Funksies IAN DESSINGTON Tel: 083 260 4728 firstname.lastname@example.org
ENGLISH CLASSES; TEFL courses; Private lessons. The International English School. Call 021-8528859 or email@example.com
WENDYHUIS 3m x 3.6m, flat roof. 4 Maande oud. R5000 o.h. Het betaal R8900. Koper moet self verwyder. (Moet ontslae raak a.g.v hofbevel) Skakel 082 5535 062. ELEKTRONIES & DIGITAAL 1625
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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.
I AM SELLING Hottentots Holland High School Clothing. Summer, Winter and gym clothes available in size 36. Bargain at R1500.00!! Call Cheryl 072 214 0921.
TUIN & BESPROEIING 1825
GESOEK OM TE KOOP 1675
ABANDON your search! CASH for modern clothes, shoes, children's clothing, fancy dress, linen, kitchenware, books. I collect! % Carol 082 890 5749. ABOUT FURNITURE WANTED: Queen Ann and Victorian lounge suites, Grand Father clocks and Roll Top desks. Call 021 853 1341 or 082-771-3650. WANTED: Military Items, swords, bayonets, knives, old coins, bank notes, war medals, clocks, old toys, watches, watchmaker tools, stamps, old cameras. Tel Mac 076 104 8511 / 082 340 4464. Cash paid.
WE BUY BEDDING, LINEN, Curtains, baby/children clothing, Tv's, fridges & any household items. Ph. 084 989 6712
ALGEMENE & HUISDIENSTE
All building plans professional CAD drawn. Cheapest rates, all areas. Contact Rory 021-8510792 or 083 456 2823 firstname.lastname@example.org
BOUWERK & KONSTRUKSIE 1801
TROJAN STAMINA TREADMILL - R1 000 Multi-display, 5 LCD windows with time/ speed/ distance/ calories/ incline/ pulse & body fat scan function. 6 Pre-set programmes x3 levels + 1 manual programme. R1 000. % 083 719 4889.
0 ATTENTION 0 Elite House Office Cleaning provides service daily/weekly for Spring Cleans, Windows & Ironing. From R80 per shift. % Dalien 082-335-5027 / 021-852 6122
YELLOW WOOD CABINET lattice doors & bottom draws. Height 1.550, width .950. R950 cash. Phone 084 625 6442
ZEBENZA CONSTRUCTION Building, alterations & extensions. Paving and Want your dog trained? tar of driveways & parking We do so pleasantly and areas. Plot cleaning & EK KOOP goeie, moderne, with play. Obedience, hedge and tree cutting. tweedehandse klere, Socialising, Protection. Contact: 061 300 4992 skoene, beddegoed, Strand, weekends. Stargordyne en handsakke. ting January. Phone Chris Skakel Janine 082-590-7660 / Sel nr 083 741 3702 021-851-4303
TOWNSHIP ANIMAL RESCUE will be at the Audacia Root 44 Market, (cnr R44 and Annandale Roads) on Sat. 7 Dec & Sun. 8 Dec from 11:15-3pm and at the Country Craft Market on Sat. 7 Dec from 11:15-2pm 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 homes desperately 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.townshipanimalrescue.co.za
EMBUIA, Stinkhout, Geelhout en Swarthout meubels gesoek, asook "Queen Anne" & "Victoriaanse" sitkamer-stelle. Kontak Freddie by 8543998 of 082 9237 283. FURNITURE, FRIDGES, ANTIQUES. Thinking of selling any item? I will be keen to make you a cash offer. Kindly phone Ronnie 082-823-9944
INGEBOUDE KASTE Slaapkamers, kombuise, muureenhede, hang van deure en skirtings. Gratis kwotasies en beste diens! Kontak 083-704-0115 SKOONMAAKDIENSTE 1805
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IRRIGATION / BESPROEING Repairs, service, maintenance. Professionals. Best prices, ref. avail. Francois 081 801 9120. MOLE AWAY!!! Let us worry about your moles!!!! Ph: 021-8532180 (w) or 083 769 2428 PLAVEISEL 1873
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
HUISVERBETERINGS BINNE 1835
%082 823 2196 021-8564727 SPEEDO Appliance expert & fridge doctor For all repairs to household appliancesâ€Ś Fridges, vacuum cleaners, stoves, tumble dryers, Electric lawn mowers, washing machines, microwaves. +Also 2nd hand appliances for sale. Johann @ 074 8777 273
HUISVERBETERINGS BUITE 1836
CARPORT KINGS Carports/Patio Covers Pergola's and Decking Good affordable prices. 15 Years experience. S.A.B.S. APPROVED % 073 583 5068 / 084 421 4076. CARPORTS/AFDAKKE Patios/pergolas. Decks. Treated & SABS timber. Smart finish using 22 years exp. Great product @ great price! Tel: 083414-8103/021-8581873
APPLIANCE AT ALL Repairs at your home Fridges & Freezers, Stoves, Washing machines & Microwaves. Call 071-755-3390
FOR REMOVALS OF GARDEN REFUSE, JUNK AND ALSO GUTTER CLEANING Call Marius 072 367 9992
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FACTORIES TO LET in secure area, 120 squares and 80 squares. Please contact 021-851 3061
TOEBEHORE & ONDERDELE & MODIFIKASIES 3001
DUPLEKSE/SIMPLEKSE TE KOOP 3230
0 AAA : ATTENTION 0 Elite Removals: Removal of garden refuse, building rubble, household refuse. Treefelling and any small loads. Handyman services % Danie 082-337-9532 / 021-852 6122
MOTORS TE KOOP 3025
MOTORS EN BAKKIES GESOEK
FOXLOAD RUBBLE REMOVAL Plot & garden, building rubble, household refuse. Free quotation. Contact Ryno 0761594949 Tel 021-853 8693 Garden Refuse Removal and general waste. Large & small loads 1 Ton bakkies & trailers. Tel. 082 7392 895 or 072 770 6873
DUPLEKSE/SIMPLEKSE TE HUUR 3225 1870
VILLIERS GARAGE 8 Edgar Street Somerset West Family owned since 1976. Repairs, services and computer diagnostics on all makes of vehicles.
STRAND R6 050.00 3 Slaapkamer dupleks met 1.5 badkamers in sekuriteitskompleks. Moderne oop-plan kombuis en leefarea, privaat patio, braai en tuintjie. 1 Klein troeteldier welkom. Enkel motorhuis. Kontak: 021-853 6527 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692. WOONSTELLE TE KOOP 3255
Strand R4 600.00 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1.5 badkamers in sekuriteitskompleks. Geen diere, swembad in kompleks. Kontak: 021-853 6527 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692. STRAND/Cortlandt Place Rooms & Flats to rent Central / Secure Contact Frikkie 021-854 4779
KAMERS TE HUUR 3315
Aanbevole. - Verblyf 3 Ster w.stel & B/B of kamers in STRAND vanaf R250 p/kamer. 0799600359 STRAND: Netjies gemeub. kamers vanaf R150 p.d. SKAKEL 072 745 7421 MEENTHUISE TE KOOP 3330
RETIREMENT UNIT: Schonenberg - Somerset West. Fantastic 3 3275 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, GBAY - Luxury 4 bed, 3.5 indoor braai and 2 garages. Available 1 November bath, kitchen, scullery, 2013 - R12000.00 pm. pantry, seaviews. Waterfall + koi pond inside house Contact: 082 442 5577. R2.25m. Private sale 082 881 4982/0218551312
SAKEPERSELE HUISE TE HUUR
COMMERCIAL / 24 Hours security INDUSTRIAL TO LET Armed Response General Industrial 34 Secure Units from R300 secure complex, big doors, per month plus Vat high roof. Eskom 3 Phase, easy access N2 & R44: Contact: Gerhard 481m2 & 706m2 - boatbuil021 8418556 ding / motor / timber email@example.com industry / manufacturing. firstname.lastname@example.org 083 383 0174 / 021-856 SAKE 1884.
WOONSTELLE TE HUUR 3250
Edna Brink 0836297879 R2600: 1 Slp, sek, G/B, 15 Des R5500: 3 Slp, geen m/h, groot erf, G/B, 15 Des STRAND R5 500.00 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1.5 badkamers in sekuriteitskompleks. Geen diere, kelder parkering. Kontak: 021-853 6527 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692.
112 BESIGHEDE Antomar Makelaars Vir lys, navrae of webblad: www.antomar.co.za Tel. 021-8552603 VAKANSIE & REIS
GORDON'S BAY - Large one bedroom garden flat on smallholding. R2800 pm including lights & water. Phone Pat 082 870 3865.
SELF-CATERING HOLIDAY APARTMENTS & MOORINGS TO RENT IN HARBOUR ISLAND. Please contact Paula on 082 555 9318.
STRAND R10 000.00 Ruim 3 slaapkamer woonstel met 2 badkamers in populêre blok in Kusweg. Oop-plan kombuis en leefarea met balkon en see-uitsig. Kontak: 021853 6527 of 079 136 9272.
HUISE TE KOOP
Contact Kevin 0834124414 / 0837486108 021 852 4968
STORAGE: 88 ON MAIN STRAND
STRAND - 2 bed semi, lounge, kitchen, bathroom. 2 Min from beach, close to shops, fully enclosed. R3400pm. Contact Alie 0723567255/ 0218576042
Strand R1 800.00 "Bachelor" eenheid by huis met aparte ingang. Oop-plan kombuis, leefarea en badkamer. Kontak: 021-853 6527 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692.
Skakel 079 777 1729
VERVOER & BERGING
SOMERSET WEST YOU SNOOZE YOU LOSE... 2 Bed, 1 Bath upstairs apartment with undercover parking. Balcony with braai and magnificent sea views! Excellent gated complex. Available immediately. Will suit young couple or single professional. R5200.00 pm - We regret no pets. Contact Lulu for further information: 021 850 0192 / 081 568 4983. PENHILL KOTHUIS, 2 DYNAMIC REALTORS slpk in tuin - R3 500pm. PENHILL 2 SLPK HUIS SOMERSET WEST: New met 2 badk, swembad in 1 bedr. flat with en-suite tuin. R4 800 pm. 0828926430 / 0219041842 bathr. Kitchen, lounge, very spacious, laundry facilities. Secure parking. For prof. person, R3400 p.m. W&E + M.Net incl. Avail. 1 November. Tel: 083-284-3319.
FABRIEK TE KOOP Gordonsbaai, 80 m2 fabriek in sekuriteitskompleks. Goeie belegging indien nie vir self gebruik. R380 000. Tel: 082 7817 182.
NUWE RUIM gemeubileerde woonstel vir dame. Geen troeteldiere. Baie sentraal. R2800 pm. Nr 083 448 3729. Parkering agter veiligheidshekke.
SWEST - ROME GLEN 4 bedr, 2 bathr, living area, braai & entertainment area, dbl garage, pool area with jacuzzi and lovely views. R18 000 pm. Avail from 15 Dec. Contact Ashley 082 826 9747. GORDONSBAAI – Netjiese groot huis. 5 Slp, 2 badk, groot kombuis, dbl garage, ingeboude kaste, waskamer, braai, groot tuin. Nou beskikbaar. R7900.00 pm plus dep. 082 849 9505. HARBOUR ISLAND Stunning N facing villa with deck on Antiqua canal - offers 3 bed, study, open plan with indoor braai, dbl garage and mooring. Top class security. R14500 from 1 Feb 2014. Call Philip 082 650 6267. LARGE 2 bedroom, 1 ½ bathroom duplex with garage in secure complex in quiet area near HH school. Available Jan 2014. R3900 pm + deposit. 021 856 1350
BETREKKINGS GESOEK 3670
63, Healthy FARM MECHANIC. Non drinker. Qualified mechanic, diesel & petrol. Code 10. See Gumtree for more info under general farm mechanic job wanted. Stellenbosch/Helderberg area. Koos Swart 076 814 3117 ENDWELL FISH is looking for three days chars. With valid papers and ref: Elana 073 668 3999 and my no is 071 932 0110. Christian in religion.
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50 JARIGE DAME benodig werk in die Helderberg area. Somerset / Strand / Gordonsbaai. Betroubaar. Het geldige kode EB/08 rybewys. Het wye werksondervinding: o.a: Bestellings en verkope, admin, was vakansie-hulp by bloemiste; kassiere, kleuterskool pottie Klas waargeneem, prematuur tweeling babas opgepas, hele paar bejaarde pasiente opgepas (tuisversorging). Gastehuis ondervinding, ens. Stel ook belang in diere / boeke / musiek rigting, enige iets. Salaris velang (onderhandelbaar): R7000 pm uitslaap of R4500 pm inslaap. Kontak 076 986 1106 / 082 094 0276.
I AM A ZIM LADY looking for domestic work. With exp & refs. Good in cleaning. Full time or chars. Avail immed. Please call Jane on 084 534 8135.
PHUMLA is looking for a I am a Zim lady looking for job as domestic worker. a job, everyday or chars. Full time or chars. Expe2 Yrs exp. I am good in rience and refs available. Call 0837115394 or for ref. cleaning, ironing and 0724539073 willing to do anything. 078 286 9700. RICHARD, Malawian man I AM LOOKING for a job as is looking for a job as a gardener, housekeeper and a housekeeper, childany general purpose work. minder or old age. Call 078 342 1284. RefeI am 30 yrs old. rence 084 242 4422 Call 073 853 6644. I AM LOOKING for a job as a housekeeper or any job. I am a Malawian boy, name Manson. Please call me on 074 860 5560. I have two years experience.
A 29 YR OLD Zimbabwean looking for everyday chars. With experience. Ref 083 715 6899. Contact Behaviour on 084 641 I am looking for a job as 7061. HOUSEKEEPER, GARDENER or any job. I am A SOUTH AFRICAN lady Justen, a Malawian boy. is looking for a full time Please call 074 265 0496. job, even Saturdays, as a I have 2 years experience. domestic worker. She is 23 yrs. 078 442 2779. I'm a Malawian man looking for a job as a GARA Zim lady looking for a job DEN BOY or HOUSE as everyday char or sleepin. KEEPER, Mon- Fri. Call Exp in cleaning, ironing Walu on 071 794 1862. & care of kids. Good and My ref: Jack 084 331 2302. hardworking. Reference available 084 883 2946. I'M A ZIM LADY looking for any job, everyday or A Zim lady, aged 28, loochars. Experienced in cleaking for a DOMESTIC work. Everyday or chars. ning, ironing and care of kids. Good and hardworWith reference 0825223512. Please con- king. Call 083 523 9802. Ref avail 074 777 0951. tact ANNIE 073 487 6673. BEAUTY, ZIM LADY aged 30 is looking for 2 days char, Wed and Sat. Good with children and house work. Contact Beauty 084 257 7840. Ref available. DORIN is looking for domestic work. Full- or part time. Very good with children & rel. refs. Please call 084 915 0771 or 074 751 5072 I AM A 35 YR OLD Zim lady looking for chars or sleep-in. Contact 073 387 1361 or 078 824 3197.
Philip Wyson Malangano, Malawian man is looking for a job on Saturdays such as gardener, painting or general cleaner. Please call 073 620 8828
Joyce a Zim lady , aged 39, is looking for DOMESTIC work chars with certificate for basic early childhood development stimulation course. Work permit. Contact 083 582 0765. MACDONALD Malawian man is looking for a job as a gardener, housekeeper and any general purpose work. Two years experience. Call 084 454 1872. Ref 082 732 8861.
SAM IS LOOKING FOR a painting job. For free quotation contact 082 076 8062. Ref Poll 083 656 3334 / Tonny 083 600 4465 YVONNE A LADY aged 29 is looking for work as a cleaner, honest and reliable, hardworking Zimbabwean with ref. Please contact me on 061 090 9447 .
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DEBONAIRS PIZZA STRAND DRIVERS REQUIRED: Must be able to work days, evenings and/or weekends. Own transport essential and must be in possession of a valid drivers license. Please hand in your details at the store or contact the Manager on 021-853-0303. ENERGIEKE self gemotiveerde manspersoon wat goed kan kommunikeer met mense om te begin 6 Januarie 2014. Moet bestuurslisensie besit. Motor word verskaf. Inkomste per week asook per maand. Kontak 083 484 8779.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS All persons having claims in the estate of the late STANLEY HENRY LANDERS Identity number 480806 5110 084, who died on 21 JULY 2013 and surviving spouse MIENA SABINA LANDERS who were married in community of property to each other. Estate Number 11786/2013 and whose last address was 74 FIRST STREET, STRAND, 7140 should lodge their claims with the Executor wihtin 30 days of publication of this notice.
NOTICE Estate Late LEONARD BROWN WEST, Identity Number 370603 5058 188, Retired Person of 16 De Waal Drive, Somerset West who at his death on 2 October 2013 was married to MARIA MARGARET WEST, which marriage was governed by the laws of Scotland. Estate No: 15501/2013 Creditors and Debtors are required to file their claims with and pay their debts to the undersigned within 30 days of date of publication of the notice.
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GENERAL IRRIGATION WORKERS with irrigation knowledge & experience wanted. Must be fluent in English/Afrikaans. Salary R2,310-00 per month. To start immediately. Send one page CV to 086-5423-506.
NOTICE Estate Late DOROTHY BANCROFT OSCROFT, Identity Number 200603 0064 088, of Bridgewater Manor, Andries Pretorius Street, Somerset West and who died on the 22nd of July 2013.
IRRIGATION SUPERVISOR Matric, with minimum 5 years’ experience in commercial irrigation. Valid driver’s license & no criminal record. Residing in Helderberg area. Able to work independently & under pressure. Presentable with excellent communication skills in Eng/Afr (Xhosa would be an advantage). Residential Irrigation Certificate from L.I.A. of S.A. would be an advantage. Contactable references. Salary R6,500-00 per month. Please fax CV to 086-5423-506.
Estate No. 12136/2013 Creditors and Debtors are required to file their claims with and pay their debts to the undersigned within 30 days of publication of this notice. W A BARNARD & ASSOCIATES 20 Conradie Street STRAND 7139 Tel: 021-853 5522
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All persons having claims in the joint estate of the late JOHN ADAMS Identity number 370127 5098 08 5, who died on 14 DECEMBER 2012 and surviving spouse CATHRINA MARGARET ADAMS who were married in community of property to each other. Estate Number 13173/2013 and whose last address was 40 EIKE AVE, SALVO PARK, FIRGROVE, 7130 should lodge their claims with the Executor wihtin 30 days of publication of this notice.
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NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION In the Magistrates Court for the District of Strand, held at Strand. Case No: 1936/13 In the case between: SUME LOTTER Execution Creditor and NAFEESA AZIZ 1st Defendant SHABEER CADER 2nd Defendant NOTICE OF SALE IN EXECUTION Pursuant to a judgment by the Magistrate STRAND given on 3 December 2013 the undermentioned goods will be sold at 15h00 on 18 December 2103 by public auction to be held at LANGS REMOVALS, 23 RANKINE STREET, STRAND in execution by the Sheriff of the Magistrates Court for the district of STRAND. Terms of the Sale will be voetstoots and cash to the highest bidder: 1x WOODEN LOUNGE CABINET 2x WOODEN CUPBOARDS (GLASS DOORS) 3x OFFICE CHAIRS 1x WHAFERDALE C/TV 1x LG DVD PLAYER 1x WOODEN TV CABINET 2x WOODEN BEDSIDE CABINETS 1x WOODEN DRESSING TABLE (LARGE MIRROR) 1x SONY TV 1x WOODEN CABINET (2 DOORS) 1x WOODEN CABINET (1 DOOR) 2x WOODEN CUPBOARDS (3 DOORS) 1x SAMSUNG WASHING MACHINE 1x WHIRLPOOL FRIDGE/FREEZER 1x BREVILLE TOASTER 1x LG MICROWAVE 1x BREVILLE KETTLE 1x EUROTECH COOLER 1x RHAPSODY CD PLAYER 1x D*SIGN CD PLAYER 1x TOPCOOL FREEZER 1x WHITE FIBRE ROUND TABLE (GLASS TOP) PLUS 4 CHAIRS 1x 3 PIECE LOUNGE SUITE (BROWN LEATHER) 1x ROUND WOODEN COFFEE TABLE (GLASS TOP) SIGNED at STRAND on the 3rd day of Desember 2013. Attorneys for Execution Creditor ROWAN & PULLEN 1 Hofmeyer Street Strand 7140 Tel: 021 854 72132
DistrictMail 5 Desember, 2013
5 Desember, 2013
Little Gems art exhibition opens in Circle Centre
The Western Cape Artists’ Society will be holding the opening of their Annual Merit and Little Gems Exhibition at the Circle Centre in Somerset West on Thursday 12 December at 17:00. The exhibition will run until Friday 20 December during the Centre’s usual opening hours and everyone is welcome to attend. Three judges, Dianne McNaughton, Gareth Davies and Gavin Collins, selected the artists’ work for the exhibition and awarded the following prizes: Annual Merit: Best Acrylic to Diane White; Best Watercolour to Diane White; Best Mixed Media to Bonnie Price and Most Creative to Bonnie Price. The Highly Commended award went to Cherry Nichols and Diane White and the Commended award to Cliff Davies. The Little Gems (first prize) went to Diane White and the Highly Commended award went to Jeanne le Roux. “The combination of these two exhibitions gives our group an opportunity to present the best of their work
FAMOUS FACE: Deon Meyer visited Bargain Books in Waterstone Village recently and signed some copies of his brand new book Ko bra. Kobra is currently the number one seller at Bargain Books.
Cat trapped in electricity unit for four days rescued Cats have nine lives they say. Or at least more than one as in the case of resident cat at the Helderberg Hospital, Kamikaze. Kamikaze as it was named after its rescue from an electricity box was trapped in there for four days. Marlene Gilbert, a pharmacist at the Helderberg Hospital recalls hearing the cat meowing as she was passing an electricity box in Hospital Street on her way to work at about 06:15 last Monday. “I went closer and heard it again,” she recalls.” Gilbert says that she realised then the cat must have gone into the box the previous Wednesday when maintenance work had been done on there. She says she immediately phoned the emergency number to report the trap cat. “They were fantastic and immediately responded to my call,”says Gilbert. Gilbert says when the box was opened the cat had crawled under-
neath the transformer, making it impossible for the workers to get it out. In order to get Kamikaze out, the transformer had to be removed and a truck with a crane was requested from Cape Town. According to Gilbert the truck has arrived at about 11:00 after which the electricity was switched off, the transformer removed and the cat freed. By now Kamikaze’s strength was low and she could barely meow, says Gilbert. However, as soon as the transformer had been removed it ran out and sprinted to freedom. Gilbert says that Kamikaze is one of about a dozen cats living on the hospital premises. She thanks her rescuers, Michael Meiring, Abe Titus and Hubert Frieslaar from the City of Cape Town’s electricity department. “Their kindness and compassion in rescuing Kamikaze makes one proud to live where we do,” she says.
Municipal workers had to remove the top of an electricity unit to rescue a cat that was trapped in it for four days. PHOTO: MARILET PHARO
Pictured (from left) are Dianne McNaughton, Gavin Collins, Diane White and Gareth Davies. which will be on offer at very affordable prices. Our judges have selected some wonderful paintings which would enhance the décor of any home
and would make an ideal gift for this festive season,” says Diane White on behalf of the group. For more information phone White on 021 851 2520.
16 day activism campaign kicks off The 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children is an annual campaign which kicked off on 25 November and last until 10 December. The local police will rally against this year’s theme, Ensuring services to our victims of crime. Local police will intensify their efforts to ensure there is justice for victims of crime and violence through making sure that perpetrators of violence against women and children gets arrested and are successfully prosecuted and that victims get the necessary counselling at police facilities. Lt.col. Errol Merkeur, station
Please contact the police urgently The Strand police is urging the following residents or their families to contact with the station urgently with regard to their respective cases. The names are: George Alexander Reynolds, Pierre Bernardus Botha, Ricardo Alfred Morris, Roelof Johannes van den Berg, Victor Deon Serone, Hendrik J.J. van Niekerk, Jaco de Beer, Sarel Arnoldus Cilliers Lubbe, Monica Truter, Alfred Faro, Casper J. H. Kruger, Stuart Morgan Shone, André Steyn, Mark Cole, Wynand J. Viljoen, Frederick C. Holdt, Anton F. Schultz, Ettienne van Greunen, Elizabeth Juliana Bender, Marthinus Johannes Botha and Seranti Viljoen. These people must contact Sergeant Anna Pretorius on 021 854 9100.
commander of the Macassar police station, says children who are not being exposed to positive father figures, are at risk of getting involved in crime, becoming early school drop-outs, are at risk of teenage pregnancy and other social problems. He calls on men to be part of the solution. “We want to encourage men, especially fathers to help us to create a safer community by playing an active role through volunteering to keep communities safe.” He further says men can help by keeping their family safe and healthy through being a positive
role model. And finally Merkeur encourage men to be brave and to go for help should they need counselling and support. “Let us as a community also stand together and build a spirit of helping others.” During the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, police will be distributing pamphlets about violence against women and children and visit victims of domestic violence. Visit your nearest police station or phone the toll free number 10111 for more information about the campaign.
5 December, 2013
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Bongani Flip (voorsitter van die Stad Kaapstad se sport en ontspanning Sektor 6), Dennis Malan (president van Strand Rolbalklub) en Mandla Sixolo met sy trofeë.
Jong rolbalspeler is sportman van die jaar Mandla Sixolo (19), lid van Strand-rolbalklub en hoofseun van Rusthof Sekondêre Skool, spog met die titel van junior en senior sportman van die jaar. Hy is Vrydag 22 November by die Stad Kaapstad se tweede jaarlikse sporttoekennings-geleentheid vir die genomineerdes van Distrik 6 se sport en ontspanningsraad met dié titel vereer. Uit die 15 kategorieë waarin sportklubs kon deelneem, is die Strand-rolbalklub in drie van die kategorieë genomineer.
Mandla is ’n junior lid van die rolbalklub en neem sedert 2010 aan die sport deel. Mandla se vaardighede word ná skoolure saam met ander leerders van verskeie ander skole geslyp deur afrigter Aloma Smith van die Strand Rolbalklub. Hy het WP se o.19-span op Klerksdorp verteenwoordig en die nasionale lied met die opening voorgesing. Mandla se skool het ook die provinsiale sporttoekenning ontvang. Vanjaar het hy saam met ander o.19-spelers uit die Helderberg-kom WP in Bonnievale verteenwoor-
Helderberg Pirates win the battle against opposition and the wind Despite the terribly windy conditions around the Cape Peninsula on Saturday, the Helderberg Pirates Baseball teams were their true resilient selves at their away games. The first side made sure not to slip up against bottom of the log Thistles, beating the home team 19-9 by mercy rule in the seventh frame. Thistles struggled in the pitching department from the onset of the game, allowing Pirates to capitalise early, bringing in nine runs in the first two frames. The best batter on the day was veteran Derek Lambert. In the only other official senior game of the weekend, the
Masters fought hard in a well-earned 10-10 draw against a typically strong Durbanville side. Due to cancellations by opposition the Pirates second side, u.12s and u.14s won by default while the u.10s were unable to field a side, conceding by 0-7 to Phillipi Angels. The second senior side did however play a spirited friendly against Bellville Tygers, losing 16-5, while the friendly between the Pirates and Thistles u.12 teams resulted in a 14-2 victory for the talented Pirates junior team. All Pirates teams will be in action this weekend at Radloff Park from 08:30.
dig en die eerste plek los gerol. Mandla was ook seremoniemeester van Mnr. en Mej. WP Jeugkamp 2012. SABC 2 het in 2012 ’n onderhoud met hom gevoer by sy skool (Rusthof Sekondêre Skool) wat uitgesaai is. Die Strand Rolbalklub het met sy volgehoue ontwikkelingsprogram sedert 2002 om leerders uit agtergeblewe gebiede in die Helderberg te leer rolbal speel, ook ’n prestasie-sertifikaat ontvang. Die Strand Rolbalklub nooi almal wat graag rolbal wil leer speel om gebruik te
maak van sy afrigtingprogram. Die Strand Besigheidsliga vind tans saans onder spreiligte plaas en is oop vir alle plaaslike besighede. Vrydagaande en Saterdae kry werkende lede die geleentheid om sosiale rolbal te speel. Daar word voorsiening gemaak vir dié wat Vlag-, Muter- en Provankompetisie te speel. Bel vir Aloma Smith by 021 854 3068/072 469 8635 of Bennita Visser by 021 853 2777/ 082 378 6945 vir meer inligting.
Bigger kob caught between Macassar and Strandfontein During this past weekend the only fishing reports I received were of a few kob and some shark caught during the Western Province Shore Angling Association’s monthly competition which took place on Saturday. False Bay won the competition with Tygerberg second and 4 Oceans third. Gunter Botha of Tygerberg had the best edible which was an 11 kg kob. Renier Kemp of False Bay was second with an 8 kg kob caught at Tweedebaai. A total of 180 anglers participated in the competition and only 20 edible fish were caught while 25 spotted sharks and two bronze whalers were caught and released. The heavy southeast winds prevented all boats from going to sea. The Western Province deep-sea boating competition was also cancelled due to the weather. The only edible fish caught outside of the competition were two undersized kob and one 3 kg kob caught by Danie Roland and Marius Brand who were fishing with Johan Uys on the Pypies reef near Harmony Park. There were a number of barbel caught on Melk Bay beach and reefs. The presence of these fish could be an omen for a good kob year. The reason for this is that the southeaster causes the water temperature to drop slightly but it does also bring the fish into False Bay. Elf shoals shoal come closer to the shore
after a southerly wind. After the long delays due to the inclement weather many fishing reels will need a decent service. Remember to fill your reels with good quality fishing line which is required for hard spinning from our beaches and reefs. To avoid disappointment stick to well-proven lines like Double X or Suffix which have excellent knot strength and are abrasion resistant. Local top spinnermen have found that the rugged narrow Shimano reels both the 5.1 and the 6.1 40/10 and Speedmaster are excellent for general all round fishing and spinning. The new smaller floating Rapalas are strongly recommended for trolling from small boats and kayaks for both elf and leerie. On Monday morning catches of larger kob were reported between Strandfontein and Macassar. On Monday morning there were also a number of boats just off Cape Point which had good catches of yellow tail and a few snoek. An 86 kg yellowfin tuna was caught from the boat Shyguy during the past weekend. Ferdie Joubert caught a 15 kg kob at Pearly Beach this last weekend while local anglers Christo Botha (2 kg kob) and Friedel van der Merwe (7 kg kob) also did well while fishing from Shark Rock in the Strand. For all your reel repairs and services contact Art on 021 854 3831 Send all your fishing news and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
30 Distrikspos Somerset College acknowledge their achievers 5 Desember, 2013
Somerset College recently had their annual awards evening where the top Senior School academic, cultural and sportsmen and -women were recognised. Matriculants Frederik Bakker, Olivia Bevan, Bryony Dyssell, Megan Engelbrecht, Dylan van Druten and Heinrich von Stein were acknowledged for their outstanding contribution to school life. The Liesl Möller Cultural Award was awarded to Alex Schwalb for his contribution to the development and enhancement of the Arts at Somerset College.
Natasha Rootenberg and Joseph Gebers with the head of the Senior School, Meg Fargher. Natasha and Joseph are the recipi ents of the sportsman and sportswoman of the year awards.
Matthew Carruthers with the head of the Senior School, Meg Fargher. Matthew is the recipient of the David Stevens Good Fellowship Award. This is awarded to the Grade 12 learner who, in the opinion of his/her peers, best epitomises the spirit of the College.
Simone Storey with Meg Fargher. Simone is the recipient of the Pietas Award for Grade 12, which is awarded to the Grade 12 learner who, in the opinion of the teachers, best epitomises a lifestyle of “do what is right”. The recipient views the world in a positive way, has a strong sense of right values, is firmly grounded, and is involved in the school community.
Britney Hendricks, ’n leerder aan MacassarPrimêre Skool, is as die toppresteerder in graad 7 aangewys. Britney is ook die hoofdogter en het boonop ’n beurs van die “Student Sponsorship Programme” gewen om volgende jaar haar skoolloopbaan aan Somerset Col lege voort te sit. By haar is een van haar onderwy sers,Dexter Fischer.
Jody Hudson, ’n graad 6 leerder aan Dr G J Joubert Pri mêr, het ses trofeë by die skool se on langse prysuitdeling ontvang. Sy toeken nings is vir wiskun de, lewensvaardig heid, natuurweten skap, sosiale wetenskap, Engels en vir Beste Pres teerder in sy klas. Jody is ook as hoof seun vir 2014 aan gewys. Sy ma Chris tene Hudson sê sy is trots op haar seun, wat bo uiters moeili ke omstandighede kon uitstyg.
Devon Haantjes with Meg Fargher. Devon is the recipient of the Dux award, which is awarded to the Grade 12 learner who has achieved the highest aggregate. Devon has been placed in first position in his grade since Grade 8 and has achieved significant academic awards for his performance in mathematics, English and science during his school career. Devon was also the recipient of the Facta Trophy, along with Helena Lategan. This trophy is awarded to the boy and girl who have made exceptional contributions to the College through their passion, commitment and achievement across a range of activities.
SA CHAMP: Star u.9 rhythmic gymnast Tama ra Meder won a gold medal for her ball and hoop routine, and silver for her rope routine dur ing the recent SA rhyth mic gymnastic champi onships held in Durban. Her performances also won her a gold medal overall, making her the u.9 South African cham pion.
5 December, 2013
The winners of Strand Golf Club’s SouthEaster Classic with 86 points were (from left) Pierre Calitz, Dewald Calitz, Nicolaas Lubbe and Jo han Lubbe.
South-Easter Classic winners The winners of the four-ball Alliance Stableford competition played at Strand Golf Club as part of the Saturday South Easter Classic (two scores to count, one on the par 3s) on Saturday 30 November were D Calitz (8), P Calitz (22), J Lubbe (28) and N Lubbe (17) – 86. The runners-up were V van Wyk (2), J du Toit (4), H Terblanche (10) and D Joubert (15) – 84. In third place were M Gerstner (11), J Rankin (10), C Ranking (17) and G Rubino (16) – 84. Fourth place went to J Swart (16), D Taljaard (14), J McKnight (18) and B de Villiers (12) – 84.
Walk for Cansa in February
Tail-enders keep SWCC in the hunt A gutsy fightback by the Rawson Somerset West Cricket Club’s tail enders, on day one of their match against Blue Bells, will see the visitors in with a chance of a win when the match resumes this Saturday. Rawson SWCC won the toss and sent Blue Bells in to bat. The bowlers struggled to find their correct lines and length in the first session and this, together with two dropped catches, saw Blue Bells on 168/3 at lunch after 38 overs. After lunch the Somerset West team took to the field with renewed determination.
The bowlers were quickly on the money and were assisted by good fielding. Opening fast bowler Anton Gouws finished the day with the excellent figures of 205-60 and hard-working left-arm bowler Pierre (Biff) Hurn, bowling in to a very strong wind, carded figures of 14.4-4-44. Blue Bells ended their innings on 234/9 after declaring in the 60th over. Somerset West began their innings solidly with a 40-run opening partnership led by James Wilshere (24). Bobbie Londt (69) then steered the innings and was assisted by Luigi Scheffers (26) and
together they put up a good third-wicket partnership of 84 runs. However, once Scheffers was dismissed, the rest of the Somerset West batsman lost their wickets too quickly while trying to up the run rate. At 168/9 with only five overs left, things were not looking great for the visitors. Then Hurn (26*) and Dean Vincent (12*) came to the crease and scored a quick-fire and highly entertaining, unbeaten partnership of 40 runs. The innings ended on 208 for 9 after 60 overs.
Last Vital Run for Lourensford wine estate Runners and walkers from in and around the Helderberg will converge on Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West on Saturday 7 December for the Vital Run. This annual event is in aid of the Patch Helderberg Centre for abused children. The organisers, Run/ Walk for Life WPAthletics Club, in
association with Vital Health Foods, hope for more than 4 300 athletes who were at the race in 2012. The Vital Run will be held on Lourensford for the last time this year. Participants can enter the 21 km run, the 10 km run, 10 km walk or the fun 4 km run or walk. The 21 km and 10 km races are both off-road
scenic routes. Late entries will be accepted on the morning of the run between 05:00 and 06:15 at the venue. There is only one public access road so athletes are urged to arrive early. For more information, contact the race organiser Marié Barnard on 021 852 8473 or 083 713 2858.
KARATE AWARDS: The Seiki Kan karate school, which operates from Hendrik Louw Primary School in Strand, re cently held their 2013 awards evening. Dojo seniors, seen here with the juniors, are (back, from left) Deon Nel, Jackie Scholtz, Pietman Faasen, Niel van Zyl, Colene Delport, Marais Nieuwoudt and Adam Porter. In the middle are Stefan Koekemoer, Norman Stassen (senior kumite), Frederick Truter (junior kumite), Anjosine du Plessis (senior best allrounder), Sean Brandt (junior best allrounder), Richard Kloosman and Coleen Napolean. In front are Luke Wil liams (progress), Gerhard Oosthuizen (diligence and dedication), Duncan Botha (junior kata), Liam Kloosman (senior kata) and Mathew Hendriks (ambassador). Anyone interested in joining the Seiki Kan karate school may contact sen sei Niel on 082 877 5335, sensei Jackie on 083 997 4765, or sensei Richard on 083 999 9314 (Rusthof dojo).
Join the walk of a lifetime in the battle against cancer at the Cansa Relay For Life Helderberg on 8 and 9 February at the Hottentots Hollands High School. Challenge your team members to see who can walk the most laps! Come on, take out your old walking shoes, dust them off and start walking! Contact Caroline 073 204 5979 or Sonja 084 793 8905
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CAUGHT OUT: Helderberg Cricket Club first team batsman, GaryJon Sylvester looks over his shoulder as he is caught out by a Fish Hoek player in the match played at Helderzicht on Saturday. See full match report on page 32. PHOTO: PETER BEE
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Helderberg’s Malcolm Stuurman smashes the ball for a six in the match against Fish Hoek played at the Helderzicht sports grounds. The match resumes this Saturday. PHOTO: PETER BEE
elderberg will have their work cut out this Saturday if they’re to win their match against Fish Hoek being played at the Helderzicht sport ground. This is a top-of-the-table 1 B division clash and both sides are fighting tooth and nail for a win. Fish Hoek lost the toss and batted first. The powerful southeaster made matters difficult for both teams and patience was the order of the day. Helderberg did well to restrict
Fish Hoek to 121/10 just after lunch. Ebrahim Latief bowled a superb spell of 16 overs and ended with figures of 7/35. He was well supported by Cody Davids 11-3-23. Helderberg got off to a poor start and never fully recovered while Fish Hoek bowlers limited Helderberg to 124/10 and a lead of 3 runs. The best batsmen were Vincent Castle (30) and captain Stephen Southey (34*). With time still left in the day the visitors had to bat again and ended the day on 10/2 thanks to some quality bowling by Vernon Davids and
HCC fight for top spot
Colin Davids. Helderberg know there is still a lot of work to be done to win the game and stay at the top of the league before going into the Christmas break. The second team resume their match against Bellville at Helderzicht on Saturday with a 19-run lead. Bellville won the toss, batted first and scored 179. Shane Fredericks bowled brilliantly to take 7 wickets for 43 runs in 21 overs. Helderberg scored 198/8 in their 60 overs. Top scorers were Garth Hurling (61) and Mario Bougaard (53*). Helderberg’s third team beat Vic-
toria Cricket Club by nine wickets in their one day match on Sunday. Victoria batted first and scored 95 runs. HCC reached the target in the 25th over with 9 wickets in hand. The top scorers for HCC were Jeremy Damons (44*) and Jody Sylvester (33*). Helderberg’s fourth team lost their away match against Tygerberg at Florida Park by 18 runs. Tygerberg batted first and scored 158/7. Evan van Boom 7-4-35, Devlin Sylvester 5-2-15 and Mandy Damons 2-1-17 were the best bowlers. Helderberg scored 140/6 in their 35 overs. The best batsmen were
Devlin Sylvester (39), Stan Erasmus (30) and Evan van Boom (22). Helderberg’s women’s team played Fish Hoek on Sunday at home and won by one wicket. Fish Hoek batted first, but good bowling and fielding restricted them to 99. Helderberg passed their score with one wicket remaining. The best of the bowlers were: K Roos 4-3-12, C Du Preez 4-3-22 and L Boukers 4-3-22. The top scorers were: M Damons (10), I Simons (10) and player of the day L Boukers (9*).