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CAPE EPIC CYCLISTS: Doug Brown and Barti Bucher of Team Meerendal Songo Specialized (Grand Master leaders) lead a bunch during stage 1 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race held from Arabella Wines in Robertson and draws to a close at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West on 30 March.
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SOMERSET WEST: ASSAULT RIFLE USED IN MID MORNING ROBBERY
Armed robbers hit jeweller ILLANA FRANTZ A group of heavily armed men robbed Anton Hattingh Jewellers in Main Road, Somerset West of R500 000 early on Monday morning. The incident happened at about 10:15 when four men, of which three were armed, entered the shop. According to a police report initially only two men entered the shop on the pretence of looking for a ring for one of their girlfriends. Shortly afterwards two more men entered the shop. Three of them then drew firearms; an automatic rifle, a pistol and a revolver. They threatened the staff before fleeing with R500 000 worth of
jewellery, a cell phone and an undisclosed amount of cash. Following the incident, Colonel Mary Ann Williams, station commander at the Somerset West police station, said “crime prevention starts with each individual and every business owner”. “If business owners do not have the proper security measures in place to prevent these robberies or deter criminals to commit them, it will not decrease or stop.” When the DistrictMail phoned the jewellers for more details about the incident, Anton Hattingh, founder member and C.E.O, said he did not want to speak about the robbery. “This is South Africa and crime is everywhere. There is nothing I can
do about it.” The CBDs of Strand and Somerset West have been plagued by several armed robberies since November 2013. The DistrictMail has reported on four major business robberies in 2014 alone, as well as the robbery of a cashin-transit vehicle. Two armed men made off with an undisclosed amount of money during a robbery at Diamonds Liquor Store in the Gants Centre at 17:45 on Thursday 16 January. The Liquor Clearing Depot (LCD) in Caledon Street, Somerset West was robbed of about R50 000 in stock and cash by four armed men at 17:55 on Thursday 28 January. American Swiss Jewellers in
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of a cash-in-transit heist on Monday 17 February. Shots were fired and the robbers fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Colonel Williams confirmed that pro-active steps against these robberies have been put in place. “These plans are being executed according to our crime analysis and the crime threats we are experiencing. The policeare not the businesses’ private security. We are responsible for the safety and security of the entire community of Somerset West,” she said. A case of business robbery is being investigated and no arrests have yet been made. People with information can phone Detective Warrant Officer Hannes Niemand on 021 850 1401.
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27 Maart, 2014
Inhegtenisname na padwoedeaanval in Somerset-Wes DELIAH BRINKHUIS
Pictured (sitting from left) Captain Yolandi Changioun (head of human resource management), Colonel Mary Ann Williams (station commander), Lieutenant Colonel Jacolize Fleischmann (VISPOL head of department) and Detective Warrant Officer Alfonso van der Merwe; middle: Sergeants Lindon Meyer, Connie Ntshingila, Charnell Leukes, Suzan Jantjies; back: Sergeant Gavin Solomons, Warrant Officer Vanessa Foxcroft, Sergeants Yolandi Africa, Lionel Langford, Charl Langenhoven, Neelindren Reddy, Elaine Pillay and Claudette Oliphant.
Constables promoted to sergeants at SW SAPS A total of 11 constables were promoted to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony held at the Somerset West police station last week. But before being awarded with this rank, the officers had to do a “sergeant only” vehicle patrol point operation, which was held opposite Blue Rock Waterski-park in Sir Lowry’s Pass on Thursday 20 March. During the operation, which was held from
09:00 – 11:00, a total of 270 vehicles were searched and eight fines to the value of R4 200 were issued. Many of the newly ranked sergeants had been waiting for this promotion for about 9 or 10 years. Colonel Mary Ann Williams, station commander, congratulated the members and said with the new rank, they will also be receiving more responsibilities. She wishes them all the best in their careers.
’n Man (45) van Sir Lowry’s Pass het gister (Woensdag) in die Somerset-Wes landdroshof verskyn oor die beweerde padwoede-aanval op Somerset-Wes inwoner, Herman Kramer, op 27 Februarie. Die verdagte is Dinsdagaand by sy huis in hegtenis geneem. Volgens sersant Suzan Jantjies, woordvoerder vir die Somerset-Wes polisie, het hulle die nommerplaat van die wit Corsabakkie waarin die verdagte op die dag gery het nagegaan, maar kon dit nie as die nommer van dié voertuig opgespoor word nie. Die voorval het omstreeks 09:30 dié dag op die ou Sir Lowry’s Passweg gebeur. Volgens Kramer het hy in die rigting van Somerset-Wes gery toe hy net na die Fernwood-sekuriteitskompleks sy spoed verminder het om ’n trok voor hom links by ’n aansluiting te laat draai. ’n Wit Corsa-bakkie wat agter hom gery het wou sy voertuig en die trok gelyktydig
verbysteek. Die bestuurder van die Corsa het die geverfde eiland verontagsaam, hom verbygesteek en in aankomende verkeer gery. Volgens Kramer was hy woedend oor die roekeloosheid van die ander motoris wat ’n vroue passasier langs hom gehad het met ’n baba op haar skoot en het hy sy middelvinger vir die man gewys. Albei motoriste het van die pad afgetrek. “Wat dink jy doen jy om so onverskillig te bestuur met passasiers in jou voertuig? het Kramer aan die man gevra. In stede van ’n antwoord, het hy ’n vuishou op die ken gekry. Die hou het hom met sy agterkop teen die teerpad laat val. Die ander bestuurder het Kramer na bewering aan sy voete uit die pad gesleep voordat hy in sy motor geklim het en gery het. Kramer is in die Mediclinic Vergelegen opgeneem waar hy gemonitor is vir harsingskudding en ses steke aan sy agterkop ontvang het.
Crime Snippets /Misdaad Brokkies Reward offered for phone
A reward is being offered for information that could lead to the arrest of a suspect who robbed a 14-year-old girl of her cellphone. The incident happened on Tuesday 18 March on the corner of Church and Reitz Streets when the girl was walking home from school. She had her cellphone in her hand when an unknown man threatened her with a sharp object. She handed her LG L5 cellphone over after which the suspect ran away in an unknown direction. People with information can phone Detective Warrant Officer Hannes Niemand on 021 850 1401
Gedeelte van treinspoor gesteel
’n Gedeelte van die treinspoor tussen Monkey Town en Chris Nissen Park is Woensdag 19 Maart tussen 11:45 en 14:00 gesteel. Die waarde van die goedere word op R5 000 geraam. “Mense word gewaarsku dat dit ’n ernstige misdryf is aangesien dit kan veroor-
saak dat ’n trein ontspoor. Mense kan ook hul lewe in só ’n ongeluk verloor,” het sersant Suzan Jantjies, woordvoerder van die Somerset-Wes-polisie, gesê. Mense met inligting kan die polisie by 021 850 1325 of 021 850 1303 bel.
In hegtenis vir besigheidsroof
Tussen 22 en 24 Maart is drie verdagtes in hegtenis geneem vir die besit van rekenaartoerusting. Luidens ’n polisieverklaring het polisiebeamptes inligting ontvang en bepaal dat daar onlangs by ’n besigheid wat rekenaartoerusting verkoop, ingebreek is. Die inligting is opgevolg en die drie verdagtes is met die goedere in hegtenis geneem. Die polisie kon die items positief met die inbraak verbind. Die drie verdagtes, wat teregstaan op ’n aanklag van besigheidsroof en vermoedelike gesteelde goedere, gaan binnekort hulle verskyning in die Somerset-Wes-landdroshof maak.
27 March, 2014
Hathersage development on hold DALEEN FOUCHÉ The controversial development proposed for the Hathersage farm has been put on hold by the developers after the City of Cape Town advised consultants that no further developments will be allowed in the Lourens River flood plain. Renier Kapp, project manager for Guillaume Nel, who is handling the environmental applications for the project, says the consultants working on the project met with several departments in the City of Cape Town on 21 February. He says officials advised consultants of the new flood line that was established after the November 2013 floods. The City of Cape Town appointed Prof. Gerrit Basson, Director, Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering at the Stellenbosch University to investigate the possible measures to minimise flood damage. Basson established a new flood line that was accepted by the City of Cape Town. Kapp says the en-
tire Hathersage development, which includes a housing cluster, a school and a lifestyle development on the Bizweni side of the Lourens River, falls within the new flood line. Kapp says the City officials emphasised that no institutions such as schools or old age homes will be permitted within the floodline. Peter Ford, chairperson of the Helderberg Residents Action Association, says he is pleased to note that the City is applying the “lessons learned” during the flood, adding that it is reassuring to now that the urban edge will not be disturbed. Kapp, however, points out that the proposed development referred to as the Hathersage development excludes a group housing development of 33 houses next to Gordon Road, adjacent to the Hathersage entrance. He explains that this proposed development falls within the City’s urban edge and does not require environmental approval from the provincial Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning. He says
the group housing development only needs to be approved by the City of Cape Town. Ford says the Helderberg Residents Action Association expressed concern about this development, because it includes an application for a higher housing density than what is currently allowed by the City. After consultants met with the City officials, the consultants advised the developer, Combined Developers, that the project should be put on hold. “No consultants are currently working on the project,” says Kapp. Dr Harry Stephan, owner of Hathersage Farm, says he was not aware that the project was put on hold as he is not the developer of the project. He says he is very surprised that there are new flood lines, because he has been farming on Hathersage since 1955 and claims that in this time the farm has never flooded, not even during the November 2013 floods. “It would be a great pity if the school is not allowed to be built, as there is a great need for a good school in Somerset West.” Stephan says he still plans on selling the land.
RECOVERED IN 60 MINUTES: Thanks to quick reaction and teamwork, a white Toyota Corolla, which was stolen on Thursday 13 March on the corner of Beach Road and Thompson Street in Strand, was recovered within 60 minutes. According to a report, a Gordon’s Bay Security (GBSec) client phoned the control room and reported the car stolen at about 09:40. There was a cellphone in the vehicle, which GBSec used to track the location of the vehicle. Assisted by officers of Secure Rite and Strand Police, an area in Rusthof Strand was fine-combed, but the cellphone signal was lost and the Corolla was nowhere to be found. According to Heyns de Waal, chief operating officer at GBSec, they then dispatched their special operations unit (unmarked crime prevention vehicles) to search well-known crime hot spots and likely places where the stolen vehicles could be recovered. At 10:30 De Waal recovered the vehicle, which was abandoned in Strand. It is believed that the vehicle was scheduled to be picked up at a later stage. According to De Waal, it is believed that the suspects abandoned the car and fled the scene after the area was blocked off by the responding security forces. The car was then returned to its rightful owner.
4 DistrictMail Teenage boy punches school girl at Mall’s parking lot
27 Maart, 2014
ILLANA FRANTZ A 14-year-old girl was assaulted by an alleged drunk teenage boy, in the parking lot at Somerset Mall last Friday. Natalie Hanna was punched in the face by a boy unknown to her as she and her three friends were leaving the mall just after 17:00.
The grade 9 learner at Parel Vallei High School and her friends were waiting for a lift at Entrance 4 when two boys in their late teens who were “falling all over the place”, approached them. One of them bumped into her. He apologised and continued walking. His friend also apologised. “I said to him ‘It’s fine, it’s OK. It’s really not a big deal’ but he just kept pestering us.” To get
away from the boy, the girls walked into the parking lot. But, he followed them. “I said to him ‘dude! enough!’ and he tried to grab my arm, but I pushed him away. That’s when he pushed me against a car and punched me on the mouth and then on my nose,” recalls Natalie. Two eyewitnesses pulled Natalie’s attacker off her. They reported the matter to the security, who
called for back-up. She and her friends went back into the mall to the bathroom. Natalie’s rescuers had left and she was informed that her attacker and his friend left in a green vehicle. Natalie, who sustained a mild concussion, a cut lip that got infected and a sore nose, then phoned her parents. Her mother, Louis was horrified. “I am shocked that such an unpro-
voked attack can happen in broad daylight with so many people around. The girls were minding their own business and did not provoke the attack at all.” She thanked the two men who came to her daughter’s rescue. “I hope the attacker’s friend has the guts to come forward.” Eyewitnesses can phone Detective Constable Ethan Charles on 021 850 1342.
Rain on Cape Epic causes muddy problems 3 with a time of 4:53.34,7. Mountain biking enthusiKleinhans and Langasts taking on the gruelling vad maintained their eight-day mountain bike winning status and took challenge, the 2014 Absa Stage 3 with a time of Cape Epic, will be toughing 5:34.06,7. out stage four today (ThursThe 88 km Stage 4 will day). take riders to the neighThe 11th edition of the bouring town of Greyton Absa Cape Epic takes place and is described as “the from 24 to 30 March, tradikind of day that makes a tionally drawing to a close mountain biker’s heart at Lourensford Wine Estate beat faster” – due to the in Somerset West. abundance of single Around 1 200 cyclists entrack, descending and tered the seven stage advenclimbing. ture over 718 km with A historical highlight 14 850 m of climbing. of the day is a visit to the Stage 1 started on Monsmall town of Genadenday at Arabella Wines, outdal. side Robertson and is re- Christoph Sauser and Frantisek Rabon of Meerendal SonThe 110 km Stage 5 ferred to as “one of the hard- go Specialized celebrate after winning Stage 3 of the from Greyton to Oak Valest of the race”. Several top 2014 Absa Cape Epic on 26 March. ley Wine Estate, Elgin encontenders suffered setPHOTO: SHAUN ROY/CAPE EPIC/SPORTZPICS tails toughing out the backs, but Markus Kaufmann and Jochen Kaess (Team and brake pads, giving rise to several most demanding, gruelling climbs. The 85 km Stage 6 is a fast, gradualCenturion-Vaude) survived a brutal mechanical problems. However, Rob113 km opening stage for a deserving ert Mennen of Germany and his ly descending dual track dropping win. The Germans finished in Czech partner Kristian Hynek (Team deep into the Elgin Valley. However, 4:42:50,3, two minutes ahead of a Topeak-Ergon) took stage two in riders are rewarded with the mounsprinting group of five teams led 4:12:17, but four-times Absa Cape Epic tain bike tracks of Lebanon and trails home by Switzerland’s four-time Ep- winner Karl Platt of Germany and his at Thandi and Paul Cluver. Stage 7 – the final stage – is 69 km ic winner Christoph Sauser and his Swiss teammate Urs Huber (Team Czech teammate Frantisek Rabon Bulls) claimed the yellow zebra- in distance with a few final hurdles. striped leader’s jersey by finishing But once over the Hottentots Holland (Meerendal Songo Specilized). Mountain Range, riders will get to enThe women who claimed the win- second. Women’s favourites Ariane Klein- joy the vistas over False Bay. A final ning title of Stage 1 were Briton Sally Bigham and Swiss Esther Suss (Meer- hans of Switzerland and Annike steep single track climb and riders Langvad of Denmark (RECM 2) won can smell home as they make their endal), who finished in 5:24:31,7. way to Lourensford for what promisTuesday’s 103 km Stage 2 was billed Stage 2 in 4:53:07,5. Stage 3 on Wednesday was referred es to be yet another emotional grand as being easier than Monday, but the significant downpours took a “devas- to as “the longest day”, taking riders finale. The first team to the hot spot will tating toll” on competitors. The thick from Robertson to Greyton. Sauser and gritty mud ground into chains and Rabon were the winners of Stage earn R10 000.
27 March, 2014
Man stable after accident DELIAH BRINKHUIS A Caledon man (39) who was involved in a head-on collision in Sir Lowry’s Pass on Saturday is in a stable condition at Mediclinic Vergelegen. Charles Bala, a monitoring official at the Helderstroom Correctional Facility in Caledon, was on duty at the time and had just come from a dialysis treatment at the hospital. He was on his way back to work at about 14:45 when the Ford Ranger bakkie he was driving collided with a Land Rover that was travelling in the opposite direction on the Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road close to the Ongegund Estate in Sir Lowry’s Pass. Sergeant Suzan Jantjies, spokesperson for the Somerset West Police said that Bala allegedly swerved into the opposite lane and collided with the Land Rover. According to Luyanda Majija, spokesperson for ER24, paramedics found Bala lying in a pool of blood about 5 m from the wreck. “He was found on the brink of death, lost about two litres of blood and showing no level of consciousness,” Majija said.
According to Majija, bystanders told the paramedics that Bala had walked to a nearby bus stop after the collision, unaware that his dialysis port had become detached. Majija said this, along with a laceration on his leg caused him to lose blood. Bala was transported to Mediclinic Vergelegen while paramedics administered fluid replacement therapy to restore his blood pressure levels to which he responded positively. Majija said the driver of the Land Rover sustained no injuries. Johan Le Grange, acting area commissioner for the Overberg Correctional Services, said he visited Bala in the ICU on Tuesday. He said according to Bala the dialysis port got caught on the steering wheel and had ripped open, which resulted in the large amount of blood loss. Le Grange said Bala was doing well and was hopefully going to be transferred to a general ward soon. He said Bala receives dialysis treatment three times a week. Jantjies said a case of reckless and/or negligent driving is being investigated. Anyone with information can phone Detective Constable Ethan Charles at 021 850 1342.
KAAPSE VOS OP LOURENSFORD: Die Kaapse vos, wat as nagdier geklassifiseer is, is gedurende die dag (om 09:28 op 13 Maart) op Lourensford afgeneem. Die vos is afgeneem deur een van die Lourensford-kameras. Dit is oor die hele Lourensford geplaas in samewerking met die Cape Leopard Trust om luiperds en ander diere af te neem. Johan West, omgewingsbestuurder van Lourensford, sê dit is die eerste keer dat ’n Kaapse vos op Lourensford afgeneem is. Hy verduidelik dat dit nié ’n jakkals is nie. “Kaapse vosse is baie skaars in hierdie deel van die Wes-Kaap. Die foto toon die sukses van bewaringspogings op Lourensford.”
27 Maart, 2014
Aunty Nannie of SW passed away boasting, even then, that Wilhelmina Gorshe had never suffered a don, better known headache in her life; as Min or Nannie, could still walk for miles died in Helderberg without growing weary; Hospital on Monand had never needed to day 24 March after a use specs when reading. brief illness. Min was a faithful Born and raised Christian and a dedicatin Somerset West, ed member of the MethWilhelmina was the odist Church in Church eldest daughter of Street, all her life. Jacobus Gordon She leaves behind her and Wilhemina Jo- Wilhemina Gordon only surviving sibling, hanna Gordon (nèè Fairburn) and one of 11 children. Anne Gordon; her daughter Hazel; Min lived in the historical Gordon grandchildren Michelle, Angelhome at 8 Malan Street, Somerset ique, Lieze-Maree and Johann; as West, from her birth until shortly well as eight great-grandchildren. She will be well remembered before her passing. She celebrated her 87th birth- and sadly missed by all who had day on 2 March and was fond of the privilege of knowing her.
Riaan and Vasti overcome tragedy and celebrate triumphs “We have been in open oceans for 50 days and counting. We have mostly had strong but scary seas, which we now see in hindsight were helping us in the right direction. This last week the ocean has either ‘stopped’ or turned against us.” These are the words of the Helderberg’s famous adventurer Riaan Manser. Manser and his girlfriend Vasti Geldenhuys, are attempting to be the first people in history to row from mainland Africa to New York, USA in a seven metre rowing boat. Riaan says the past week has been somewhat dreary regarding their progress, but enthuses that the eating and fishing have been good. He said they recently did a stock take of all food on board while repacking and balancing the boat and found more “astronaut“ type food than they thought they had. To top this they also had a few days of profitable fishing landing three big Dorados, losing one and keeping two for an onboard braai. He explains that “actually the braais are tiny gas fuelled affairs but what they do for our sagging spirits, they are gigantic”. “We did have a case of ‘Dorado revenge’ though after the first Dorado braai. It was a large fish of almost 14 kg and too much for two people to consume in a short time and it made both of us violently ill.” He said swimming has been a special treat as, apart from their exotic location, it is a welcome relief when the midday heat rises above 30 °C. A few days ago they both decided to swim, which nearly ended in tragedy. Vasti swam first and Riaan followed and decided to film her from the water when he suddenly started drifting away from the boat. “I began freestyle sprinting towards the back of the boat, but wasn’t making much headway, I could hear Vasti’s screaming at me to try harder, but I was swallowing water at every breath take. “The boat drifted to 20m away from me before we had any plan in place. I realised the fishing line that was trawling behind the boat was somewhere in my vicinity. I grabbed to my left under water and luckily found the
Vasti Geldenhuys and Riaan Manser recovering from a bout of food poisoning inside the tiny cabin of their rowing boat. line.” Riaan said Vasti then managed to slow the boat down and reel him in with the fishing line, to save his life. He said during the week they also saw whales and dolphins that followed the boat, swam alongside them, circled them and even swam underneath the boat. “While still in the Canary Islands we marked a halfway mark of our journey. A point that doesn’t represent halfway between Morocco and New York but rather the middle of the Atlantic Ocean ,which we crossed without seeing any land. “We have now completed over 4400km of rowing and still have 2600km to go before we see the famous Bahamas archipelago. Riaan said a few weeks ago a giant wave hit the boat and capsized it. “I was thrown out while Vasti hung on for dear life. I was next to the boat, a few metres away, and saw Vasti still in her original rowing position. “Vasti said she remembers looking to her right as the boat was hit downwards. Then she was underwater and holding on. The boat had rolled right over her. She realised her feet were stuck in the footholds and, while turned upside down under water, remembers telling herself to focus on the undoing of her feet. She began to untie her feet but at the same time she could feel the self-
righting design of the boat kicking in. Relief engulfed her as she realised the boat was turning her back to the surface. And that’s when she saw me in the water, outside of the boat hanging onto a rope attached to the boat,” Riaan remembers. “We were lucky.” Riaan explained that a very demoralising aspect of this accident was that their Imtech Communications Satellite phone was damaged beyond repair. “This was the way we did all our radio interviews, sent the photos for our articles and, more importantly, how we made weekly contact with loved ones. I know Vasti especially is going to miss the very emotional and understandably rejuvenating Sunday afternoon chats with her mom and dad. “We are safe, rattled but grateful for our good fortune. Africa to USA is not an easy thing, or else everybody would be doing it. Wouldn’t they,” he quipped. Follow Riaan and Vasti on their Facebook page: Take Me 2 New York and @TM2NY on Twitter. For live updates on position and progress visit http:// my.yb.tl/TM2NY.
Vasti checking on communication equipment inside the cabin of their boat.
27 March, 2014
Flood prevention funds granted Several million rand has been made available to the City of Cape Town in order to commence emergency work in and around the Lourens Riverto prepare for the rainy season. Parts of Somerset West were declared a disaster area after the heavy rains followed by floods in November last year. The City of Cape Town applied for R7,7 million from the National Disaster Management Centre. Funding was approved on 4 Heavy rains in November 2013 caused March and R5,76 million was flooding in Somerset West. made available to the City of are on stand by. Cape Town. The South African Weather ServicThe need for emergency flood alleviation was intensified earlier this es report that the rain should clear week when the South African Weath- up by Friday. The City of Cape Town appointed er Bureau issued a warning of possian independent expert after the Noble floods in the Western Cape. Stuart Pringle, chairperson for vember 2013 floods to assess what subcouncil 8 says emergency servic- work needs to be done to minimise es are monitoring the current rain, flooding if such an event should hapand the engineering and roads depots pen again. Prof. Gerrit Basson, Direc-
tor, Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering, Stellenbosch University made several suggestions to the City of Cape Town on how to reduce flooding along the Lourens River (“Costly solutions for future floods”, DistrictMail, 27 February 2014). Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport for Cape Town says the first contractor will be on site by the end of this month and a second contractor by the end of April to implement the short term solutions suggested by Basson. “The removal of trees and islands as well as repair work to erosion protections along the river banks, are prioritised and should be completed before the winter rain season.” Interested residents can access the study conducted by Basson at the Somerset West Public Library and the Strand Public Library.
Alleged hijacker of Somerset West resident granted R1 000 bail The man accused of hijacking a Somerset West resident, Sinethemba Bam (27), will appear in the Somerset West Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 15 April. Bam, who is from Driftsands, was granted bail of R1 000. He was arrested on 13 February and appeared in court on charges of hijacking, possession of an unlicensed firearm and stolen property. According to Sergeant Suzan Jantjies, spokesperson for the Somerset West Police, the Helderview
resident (46) was hijacked when he stopped at his gate at 22:00 on Tuesday 11 February. A dark-coloured vehicle pulled up behind his car and a man approached him. He forced the victim to the back seat of his Mercedes-Benz. Two more men joined them, getting into the front of the Mercedes. Jantjies said the men drove off in the direction of Mew Way. They then took him to a shack in Khayelitsha, where they assaulted
him, took his bank card and forced him to give the his PIN code. When the shack became quiet the victim suspected that he was alone and managed to escape. Police officers, who were patrolling the area, assisted the man. Anyone will information can phone Warrant Officer Carleigh Noemdoe on 021 850 1335. • The identity of the Somerset West resident is known to the DistrictMail, but he did not consend to having his name published.
27 Maart, 2014
Accident victims belongings were not stolen Information published in a caption about an accident involving a Landrover which appeared in the DistrictMail on 13 February, supplied by a spokesperson for the SAPS in Somerset West, is believed to be incorrect. (See photo caption). The caption reads that items belonging to the victims of the accident, (on Thursday 6 February), were stolen before paramedics arrived on the scene. The woman who picked up the
personal items belonging to the victims of the accident Janice Marais, contacted the DistrictMail, saying she handed the items back to a relative. Since the accident occurred, Marais has been away in Australia for a number of weeks and only returned to South Africa this past weekend. Marais, a Gauteng resident who was on holiday in the Helderberg at the time of the accident, said she was travelling close behind the ill-fated Land Rover and was one of the first
vehicles to stop at the accident site. “I walked over to the crashed vehicle in order to help but realised I was not equipped to deal with such major trauma. I then salvaged personal items around the damaged vehicle, as there were many pedestrians around the scene who could easily have walked off with the various items lying around the accident location,” she said. Marais mentioned that an off duty Warrant Officer (W/O Swart) from the Macas-
sar Police assisted in gathering up the items and helped her carry them to her vehicle. Swart advised her to take the items to the investigating officer Pulen at the Somerset West Police Station, the next day. Marais was able to trace Mr de Koker jnr, (the son of the driver of the Land Rover who lives in Gordon’s Bay) and arranged to meet him at the Somerset Police station on Friday 7 February. She then
handed all the items over to him. This included an Affidavit which she compiled, together with a schedule of items retrieved at the accident. Duplicate copies were made for both the De Koker family and for police records. As per telephonic request by the police, Marais returned to the Somerset West police station on Sunday 9 February, to sign an oath which the police had drawn up based on her record of events.
Die enigste oorlewende, ’n vrou (28), van ’n ongeluk verlede Donderdag kort voor 16:00 op die N2 naby die weegbrug, sterk steeds in die Tygerberg Hospitaal aan. Die Land Rover met vier insittendes, waarvan twee Sweedse burgers is, het in die rigting van Somerset-Wes gery. Die bestuurder het na bewering beheer oor die voertuig verloor. Die passasiers is ook van hul besittings beroof voor mediese personeel opgedaag het. Die twee Sweedse burgers is op die toneel dood, terwyl die bestuurder (59) per helikopter na die Tygerberg Hospitaal geneem is. Hy het verlede Maandag aan sy beserings beswyk. Sy dogter is eers na die Helderberg Hospitaal geneem, en later na die Tygerberg Hospitaal oorgeplaas waar sy steeds aansterk.
27 March, 2014
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STRAND: ) Strand Community Market Day in Hassan Khan Avenue, Gustrouw from 13:30 until sunset (Maghrib). Delicious foods and desserts, stylish designer clothing, scarves, bridal mehndi, jewellery and much more. 0 Shafeeka Arnold: 083 232 7905 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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GORDON’S BAY: ) The Gordon’s Bay Bowling Club holds a carboot sale in their parking area from 08:00–12:00. Parking bays: R15. Please bring your own table or sell out of your boot. 0 076 104 5795.
THURSDAY 27 MARCH GORDON’S BAY: ) Weekly dance class at the Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club in Harbour Island on Thursdays from 20:00 – 21:00. R50 (includes 60 minute group session plus social practice after). 0 Murray: 084 434 5490. STRAND: ) Die Ruimte Sentrum in Millstraat 96, verkoop weekliks heerlike druiwe. Koste: R43 vir ± 4,5 kg. Bestellings teen Maandae vir aflewering op Woensdae vanaf 10:00. 0 Christina: 021 854 8234. ) Lorraine, eienares van die restaurant Jakoba’s in Kusweg, bied kunsklasse aan vanaf 14:00–17:00 vir kinders tussen 8 en 15. Kunsonderrig in teken, skilder en beeldhouwerk vir net R150, wat ’n ligte middagete, koeldrank en verf insluit. 0 Lorraine: 072 508 2547. VRYDAG 28 MAART STRAND: ) Die Strand Biblioteek-vriende se boekverkoping van 10:00–17:00 en Saterdag van 09:00–13:00. ’n Verskeidenheid van Afrikaans en Engelse fiksie, kinderboeke, video’s, langspeelplate, tydskrifte, kinderensiklopedieë en niefiksie. 0 Anna-Marie: 021 852 3277. ) NG-gemeente Strand se plaasmark in Faganstraat om 09:00–11:00. SATURDAY 29 MARCH SOMERSET WEST: ) The Country Craft Market at Southey’s Vines in Main Road is looking for new crafters to join its ranks. Interested parties should visit the market from 09:00–14:00 and book for Approval Day (1 May). For more info 0 Gill: 021 852 6608 or visit www.countrycraftmarket.org. ) Die Helderberg Gemeente Dienssentrum in Firmountweg, Briza hou vanaf 08:00–11:00 ’n verkoping van klere, beddegoed, gordyne, skoene en huishoudelikhede.
MONDAY 31 MARCH SOMERSET WEST: ) The screening of the film, Beg to Differ, directed by John Warner, at the United Church, corner of Bright and Andries Pretorius Street, at 18:30. The 45-minute film focuses on the plight of the poor and the homeless. The Helderberg Street People’s Centre will hold its AGM before the film is screened. Refreshments and snacks will be served. ) The Somerset West branch of the South African Depression and Anxiety Support Group (Sadag) meets in the Pienaar Hall of the Coronation Avenue Methodist Church from 18:00–19:00. 0 Ruach Counselling Centre: 021 852 8176 or email@example.com. ) Die Helderberg Ontwikkelingsentrum bied vanaf 09:30–12:30 die komende skool vakansie (31 Maart tot 3 April) hul Kidskook-kursus en Eazy Stitch Kidz handwerkprogram aan. Kinders tussen ouderdom van agt en 12 welkom. Koste: R600 Kidskook-kursus, R550 Easy Stitch Kidz handwerkprogram. 0 Celeste: 021 852 5720. ) The Arthritis Foundation Helderberg meets at Mediclinic Vergelegen at 19:00. Guest speaker Reiki Master Bridget Brown explains and demonstrates a gentle and non-invasive therapy which heals body and spirit, thus reducing pain and stress. Refreshments served from 18:30. All welcome. 0 Aletta van der Watt: 083 270 4842. ) If you are living with someone whose drinking is affecting you or you are experiencing problems having lived with an alcoholic, there’s help at AlAnon family support group. Meetings every Monday at 20:15 in St Paul’s Catholic Church hall, Andries Pretorius St. 0 Jackie: 021 851 7660. WOENSDAG 2 APRIL STRAND: ) Café Anmore hou elke Woensdagoggend om 10:00 ’n brei-/hekel-/naaldwerksessie waartydens talente en vaardighede gedeel word. Kom geniet ook ’n koppie koffie of tee. 0 021 853 7965.
Life Church Family conference this week Life Church Family presents a life conference with the theme Walking in the Blessing from 27 – 30 March. The event features Osahon and Joy David as the hosts and Papa Mon Igingosa as the guest speaker. It takes place at the Broadlands Park Community Hall in Bosduifway, Strand from 18:30 daily and from 16:00 on Sunday. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 845 1007 or 081 270 4127.
G’Bay Primary fundraiser
Gordon’s Bay Primary School is hosting a Walk ’n Wine and photo competition to raise funds for their choir on Saturday 12 April. Slip a wine cup around your neck and do this 6 km guided walk on a family-friendly circular route from 08:30. The start and end point is Da Capo Vineyards and the cost is R110 for adults and R10 for each child accompanied by an adult. Experienced hikers can also continue to the Bezweni Lodge in Sir Lowry’s Pass. The price includes a goodie bag, wine tastings and a cup. Book early and order your boerewors roll or bring a picnic to enjoy after the walk. For bookings phone Rennie on 082 777 9995 or email email@example.com. You can also search for them on Facebook.
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27 Maart, 2014
Why side step pit bull tragedy?
I read about Nikita’s horrific ordeal at the jaws of a pit bull when she slipped and fell, and the dog took advantage of her vulnerability and tried to kill her. Why does the president of the Pit Bull Federation side step the issue of this tragedy by discussing whether the breed is purebred or not, and then lying about this extremely short-fused, highly dangerous breed instead of giving an actual reason why a dog should attack a child who is both innocent and defenceless? How can a child falling threaten a dog? If it did threaten him, he would obviously have run away in fear. If the dog was trained to kill, it would not have needed a trigger to cause an attack and the child would have known that the dog was dangerous and would not have gone into that yard. I am surprised you printed a quote that is so dishonest and unscientific, evasive, and indifferent to the suffering of an innocent child.
Don’t miss the Epic finish this Saturday All roads lead to Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West on Sunday for the finish of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic. This is the 11th staging of this legendary mountain bike race, which this year was held from 24 to 30 March. A total of 1 200 mountain bikers, ranging from top international professionals to keen amateur riders, are taking part in the event this year. The race was not called the Epic for nothing. It is the most televised and toughest mountain bike race in the world. This year the riders pass through seven different stages from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson to Lourensford - a distance of 718 km climbing 14 850m. Helderberg residents who have not yet witnessed the finish of this now world famous event are urged to get down to Lourensford Estate to witness this spectacle. The finish is not just exciting, it is spectacular. There is something for every member of the public on offer, from live entertainment, to food and drink stalls and cycling accessories. Then, when the cyclists start coming down the mountainside into Lourensford, excitement reaches fever pitch. Helicopters and motorcycles transporting TV cameramen and stills photographers are the first to be seen followed by the leading riders to great applause from the appreciative crowd. Get down to the finish - you won’t be sorry!
Make a difference publish your name Two quick observations. Firstly, what a brilliantly written letter from an English language point of view from “Rattled, Strand”. Secondly, and on the other hand, if people really want to make a difference, publish your name. Don’t be scared of recriminations because the baddies have then won!
RODDY WAKEFORD SOMERSET WEST
PROF MARTIN SUTHERLAND
The 11th edition of the Absa Cape Epic takes place from 24 to 30 March, drawing to a close at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West. Around 1 200 avid took on the seven stage adventure of 718 km with 14 850 m of climbing, and will be toughing out Stage 4 today (Thursday).
Response to letter: Urban Edge under threat Thank you for publishing my letter last week (Urban Edge once again under threat). Mayco Councillor Garreth Bloor responded promptly and comprehensively to the demand for an explanation of the City’s motivation, which was not apparent from the advertisement of intention to withdraw the Spatial Development Framework (SDF). Cllr. Bloor’s response arrived shortly after the letter had been published. It was detailed and complex and required careful reading. It deserves a reply setting out the reaction of the local ratepayers’ bodies. In essence, the response affirms that in terms of new national legislation (Spatial Development and Land Use Act – SPLUMA) effective since August 2013, all land use planning decisions are a municipal competency. Prior to this date, older legislation required submission of plans
to the province. Several Court decisions had held that aspects of the older legislation were incompatible with the constitution. The withdrawal of the SDF from the former process will ensure that the SDF is legally compliant. Cllr. Bloor states that it will result in streamlining of procedures and that taken with SPLUMA, it will in fact strengthen the province’s oversight role. He gives firm assurances that the SDF as approved last year is not affected and that the right of citizens to propose amendment of the SDF is unimpaired. By implication, the right to make application for variation and the right to object are similarly protected. In terms of its System of Delegations, the full Council retains the right to evaluate all land use issues on merit and this right is not delegated to officials or office bearers. The Council is committed to balanced decision-making and
improved service delivery to the people of Cape Town. The Helderberg Ratepayers Action Association (HRAA) and the Joint Ratepayers Forum (JRF) accept these assurances in good faith and will continue as always to exercise vigilance regarding land use matters. Several matters loom, which will shortly put the parties to the test. This exercise has been advantageous in that while re-establishing contacts developed between the JRF and Mayco Councillors, it affirms for the CoCT that civic bodies in the Helderberg will always be jealous guardians of the Urban Edge. It also reassures our communities that our civic organisations are constantly alert in protecting their interests. It is an invitation to everyone to support and participate in these vital activities.
PETER FORD CHAIRMAN HRAA AND CONVENOR JRF
Neighbourhood Watch adds value to SAPS’ tactical operations I refer to last week’s headlines in the District Mail – ‘Security providers split’ and would like to comment further. Neighbourhood Watch (NW) is not strictly a ‘security provider’ although I know what they do add value to the tactical operations of South African Police Services and also to the feelings of security experienced by residents in Somerset West.
NW is a community-led organisation of volunteers; people who are prepared to cast a careful eye around their community and report anything suspicious. Some are also willing to patrol the streets on a regular basis, volunteers prepared to do their bit for the community. NW wants to work with all roleplayers who have similar aspirations; making Somerset West a
safe place to live, work and play. The more agencies who cooperate with us, the safer we all shall be. The more security providers prepared to work for the common cause, the more we will all enjoy the benefits and not simply those who can afford to pay.
TONY CROSS SOMERSET WEST
seen my board requesting donations of “old and unwanted ties” to raise funds for The Children Of Cape Town. I offered to give them something
Sê jou sê ) Renzana, a cockroach recipe for mass destruction. Mix 1 boiled potato, 2 hard boiled eggs and 1 packet of borax. Make into golf size balls. Put in strategic places and watch them die. Roach hater, Strand. ) Dankie aan die munisipaliteit van die Strand. Hulle is besig om die hele Strand om te keer soos hulle skoonmaak. Iets moes gebeur het, want tot die strate word gewas. Dankie vir die polering. Die Strand kort dit al lankal. Net die stalletjies bly ’n probleem. ) To the management, namely Chris, Daniel, Nick and DJ Crew of Club 7 on Main; with gratitude I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for what you mean and do for Strand RFC. We do really appreciate it! Allistair Boonzaaier, club treasurer. ) On Saturday 22 March we treated my parents to a Thai spa and massage to celebrate my mother’s birthday. What an amazing experience. Thank you to all at Mukda Thai Spa for the most professional and relaxing massage that we have ever experienced. Look forward to visiting you again soon. Michelle and André
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Homeless restoring my faith in humanity As I opened my shop this morning (Tuesday 25 March) two homeless men were waiting for me. NO, they did not harass or attack me. They handed me an old tie. They had
(Professor Sutherland’ letter was sent to the president of the SA Pit Bull Federation for comment two weeks ago, but at the time of going to press on Wednesday morning 26 March no reply was forthcoming. Editor.)
for their kindness and was told that they do not want anything. This goes a long way to restore my faith in humanity. Thank You
Begin die sms met die woord MENSE en tik dan jou boodskap. Sê dankie, geluk, jammer, lief jou....
27 March, 2014
Hoe om ’n hartaanval te vermy as dinge lol KOOS BUIS
Vandat ek nou die dag oor RSG gehoor het ’n mens se kans om ’n hartaanval te kry is vyf keer groter gedurende die 24 uur ná ’n woede-aanval, probeer ek my humeur beteuel. Eintlik is ek ’n rustige ou. Maar verlede Donderdag was een te veel. Toe ek met my kar by die garage uitry, kom ek agter die ouens wat oudergewoonte soggens vroeg deur my vuilgoed krap, het ’n sak vol honde-afval oopgeskeur en oor die sypaadjie langs my dumpster versprei. Aval waaraan ek die hele week getrou opgetel het. Ek was nog oukei. Ek het mooi netjies die afval opgetel en teruggesit. Maar op die hoek van Prospectstraat het ’n motor voor my ingedraai. En by ’n ander kruispad het iemand onverklaarbaar vlak voor my gaan
staan; wou regs draai, vergeet om flikkerlig te gebruik. Alles was nog steeds oukei. Min of meer. Maar toe ek by die kafee stop op pad terug om ’n koerant te koop, en ek sien met die uitkom ’n plaasbakkie het my vasgeparkeer, het ek op my toeter baie lank en innig geblaas. Skaars was die probleem opgelos, en ek trek weg, of iemand anders in ’n minibus draai uit die bloute vlak voor my in en mis my kar rakelings. Toe doen ek iets wat ek baie lanklaas gedoen het: druk my toeter en wys gelyktydig ’n baie lelike teken vir die ander bestuurder met my vingers. Snaaks genoeg, ek het beter gevoel ná die tyd. Soms is dit dalk beter vir mens se gesondheid om maar uiting te gee aan daardie woede pleks daarvan om dit op te krop . . .
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CD-BEKENDSTELLING: Ná baie jare se swoeg en sweet, stel die February Sisters van Grabouw uiteindelik hul eerste CD bekend. Die bekendstelling vind plaas om 19:00 op Saterdag 29 Maart by die Paul Cluver Amfiteater in Grabouw. Kaartjies kos R50 en is beskikbaar by Esmé by 078 870 3381. Op die foto is die groep Maria Steenkamp, Jamie Filander, Debbie Isaacs en Esmé Klaaste.
27 Maart, 2014
Yesteryear revisited Ever wondered what the historic and picturesque towns of Somerset West and Strand looked like in the early 1900s? Well, hereâ€™s a glimpse:
This photo was taken by Norman McLeod, founder of the DistrictMail, of the Pegasus fuel pumps on Main Road near the Oak Street intersection in 1952. Behind the palm trees was the old bus terminal and Barclays Bank is centre right. Standard Bank in Main Road around 1952.
Hotel Helderberg in 1952.
The Somerset West Bowling Club in Caledon Street, Somerset West, behind which is now the Helderberg Village Walk. The green turf has been replaced by a tarred parking lot. The building in the background (now a double storey) is the old Telephone Exchange, through which all calls made within the Union of South Africa were routed.
The departure of the Great Trek was re-enacted in 1938 at the Magistrateâ€™s Court and First World War Memorial in Main Road, Somerset West.
This photo is of the flood in 1954 as it appeared from more or less opposite the present Circle Centre in Main Road, Somerset West.
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Nostalgic scenes from the past
The municipal office and post office in Main Road, Strand near Fagan Street in the early 1900s. Note the dirt road and what could be the cameramanâ€™s wagon outside the outfitters. J. Cohenâ€™s boot and shoe store is on the left.
Strand beach in the early 1900s. The fishing fleet, with all sails spread, hurries in with a fresh catch to satisfy eager buyers. Those were the days when False Bay produced a wider abundance and variety of fish than just snoek.
The area of the roundabout on the corner of Beach and Main Roads, Strand in the late 1940s. Among several shops visible are two pharmacies, the Corner Pharmacy and John Walls Chemist. Dahls have their name in lights above a large neon Coca-Cola sign.
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27 March, 2014
Albert Frost to play at Oude Lieberstein Gig Guide Vineyard Artists will be presenting Somerset West born and bred Albert Frost in the Oude Lieberstein Open-Air Theatre this weekend. The venue is adjacent to the Liebrecht Gallery and the concert takes place at 19:30 on Friday 28 March. Frost is one of the most accomplished guitarists in South Africa. He has proved himself in the blues genre with success in bands like the Blues Broers and in his capacity as a solo artist or with his trio. He has recently re-invented himself with a solo show which incorporates a loop pedal which enables him to showcase his considerable ability with both acoustic and electric guitars. Tickets are R120 and are available at the gallery. Phone Avril Gardiner on 021 852 8030.
) Friday 28 March – Session will be back upstairs at the Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club in Harbour Island to entertain with the hottest rock sounds around. Music kicks off at 20:00. For more information, phone Jock 083 757 9133. – Mississippi Disco can be seen at Bertie’s Moorings in Gordon’s Bay at 21:00. – Rooies is performing at Die Watergat Pub in the Gants Centre Strand from 21:00. ) Saturday 29 March – The Bob Marley tribute band The Rivertones will be jamming at Melt’s Tavern in Gordon’s Bay from 21:00. – Tequila Band is on stage at Die Watergat Pub in Strand from 21:00. – 3D will be at Sparrows Pub, Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Gordon’s Bay on Saturday from 19:30, after the rugby. ) Sunday 30 March – Catch the performance of Mari Leigh Painter at Die Watergat Pub in Strand from 17:30. – Mark Haze and his band are on stage at Bertie’s Moorings from 18:00.
SHADOWCLUB AT MELT’S TAVERN: There is no doubt that Shadowclub has quickly become one of SA’s premier Rock n Roll bands, headlining festivals, clubs and venues across the country. They have been hand picked to support some of the world’s biggest acts on their SA tours, including Kings of Leon, Bloc Party, Chevelle and Feeder, but are always equally keen to play in a small town bar, where they electrify the stage time and time again. The Johannesburg-based rock trio consists of Jacques Moolman (vocals and guitar), Louis Roux (bass guitar) and Isaac Klawansky (drums). Following the success of their debut album Guns & Money, which won the SAMA for Best Rock Album, Shadowclub returns in 2014 with its sophomore album Goodbye Wild Child. Catch them live at Melt’s Tavern in Gordon’s Bay on Friday 4 April from 22:00. Cost: R70.
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Violin recital in SW The Somerset West Music Society presents a violin recital on Sunday 13 April. Jeffrey Armstrong (violin) and Tertia Visser Downie (piano) will provide the music. Expect music as made famous by Mozart, Beethoven, Sarasate, Saint Saëns and Franck. It starts at 16:00 in the Somerset West Library hall. Tickets are R60 for adults and R30 for students. Phone Essie Koekemoer on 021 856 1847.
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27 March, 2014
Children invited to book day Do you believe in the power of reading? Then bring your little bookworm into any Exclusive Books store at 10:00 on Saturday 29 March (and Sunday 30 March at the Killarney and Melrose Arch stores). One of South Africa’s heroes will read them a story from the fantastic Dewey’s Big Book Guide for Kids. Ruda Landman, Simphiwe Dana, Zapiro, Gcina Mhlophe, Tony Leon, Catherine Grenfell from 5FM, Jenny Crwys-Williams from Talk Radio 702, Jaco Jacobs, Fanie Viljoen, Katlego Maboe from Expresso, Eloise Pretorius from Smile FM and others will be welcomed to the stores for Dewey’s League. To find out who will be reading at each of the stores, please visit www.blog.exclus1ves.co.za/joinus-for-reading-events-this-march-
The staff at Helderberg Hospice were delighted to receive a very practical donation from the Pentravel Somerset Mall team. Pictured are Nadeen du Toit, Sr Lynne Kinleyside, Samantha McDonald, Kim Munz, Nurses Nonele Masawe and Saartjie April, Megan Opperman and Carolyn Fall.
Neknomination touches Hospice lives What started out in Australia as an on line drinking game has become a dynamic force for good in South Africa. The notorious Neknominations (where drinkers video their often dangerous antics and then nominate others to do the same) have been turned into an opportunity for individuals and companies to get involved with their local charities and positively impact on their own communities. When Pentravel Somerset Mall was Neknominated by their colleagues at the Tyger Valley branch, they immediately ap-
proached Helderberg Hospice to see how they could make a difference to the Hospice patients. Plans were made, sponsorship sought and in a matter of a week they met the challenge. The Pentravel ladies shopped at Checkers for a huge trolley load of basic food items to be made up into parcels for the neediest families cared for by Helderberg Hospice. They also embarked on some extensive cupboard clearing to donate good quality household items for re-sale in the three Hospice shops. And, to add a personal and feminine touch to their gift, they bought bunches of beautiful roses
and some delicious eats as a treat for the patients at Hospice House. “The delivery of this special donation took place last Sunday and was an unforgettable moment of bringing people together in the realisation of the difference each one of us can make in the lives of others,” said Patricia McNaught Davis, spokesperson for Helderberg Hospice. “Helderberg Hospice is very grateful for the generosity and thoughtfulness of the team at Pentravel Somerset Mall. This kind of action is an indicator of the wonderful goodwill in the Helderberg.”
at-all-exclusive-books-stores or follow Exclusive Books on Twitter (@exclusivescoza) or like the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ExclusiveBooks). Entry is free, but please do bring along some stationery that will be donated to a local charity. Exclusive Books would like to share the message that every child has the right to read! The Dewey’s League books are about more than mgood marks or homework assignents. The books in this guide are the stepping-stones that will lead your child into the magical world of reading for fun, while improving their literacy level. After all, there’s no such thing as a child that doesn’t like stories – just a child that hasn’t found the perfect book yet.
Talent contest held in April Rape Crisis Helderberg, Patch and the Lions Club are hosting an Easter-egg hunt and talent contest. The fundraiser will be held on 13 April. All entertainers, singers and dancers are invited to showcase their talents. Entry fees for groups are R100 and R50 for solo acts. Big cash prizes can be won – 1st prize R2 000, 2nd prize R1 000 and 3rd prize R500.
Some of the fun activities to look forward to are a variety of craft and food stalls of the Route 44 market, a visit from the Disney characters, a raffle and an Easter-egg hunt. Rape Crisis is in need of 30 boxes of marshmallow eggs for the event and would be grateful for donations of this. For details phone Colleen on 021 852 5620 or email lionstalentcontest@ ’n gmail.com for entry forms.
Fellowship day for St Phillips The Parish of St Phillips Gordon’s Bay presents A Day of Fellowship on Saturday 29 March from 08:00 – 17:00. It takes place at the Gordon’s Bay Sports ground (opposite Woolworths) and is a fund-raising initiative for the church hall which was devastated by storms in 2008.
Those attending can indulge in delicious meals, like potjiekos, snoekbraai, breakfast rolls as well as beverages. On the entertainment front, there will be sevens rugby matches, novelty races and a jumping castle. For more information, phone Derek Lamb on 021 856 0806.
BLOMME: Tydens die Strand Blommeklub se Maart-vergadering, het Pam Harris (foto) die tema Like it Lean, baie treffend uitgebeeld. Elsa Smit het die beste gevaar in die kompetisie-afdeling met haar Tantalizing Textures uitbeelding. Die klub vergader een keer per maand. Bel Smit by 021 853 6430 vir meer inligting.
27 March, 2014
NUWE KOMITEELEDE: Die Helderberg-streek se oudstudente-unie van die Hoër Jongenskool Paarl het onlangs hul algemene jaarvergadering gehad en nuwe plaaslike komiteelede gekies. Hier is Johann Biermann, Henry Laubscher (erepresident) en Fred van Niekerk (nuwe voorsitter). Afwesig: Christiaan de Kock. NUWE RUGBY-AFRIGTER SPREEK PLAASLIKE OUDSTUDENTE-UNIE TOE: Sean Erasmus (middel) is pas as die hoof rugby-afrigter van die Hoër Jongenskool Paarl aangestel en het onlangs die Helderberg-streek se Oudstudente-unie van Hoër Jongenskool Paarl toegespreek. Elmo Wolfaardt (assistent-afrigter, links) en Fred van Niekerk (voorsitter van die Helderberg-streek se oudstudente-unie van die Hoër Jongenskool Paarl) is saam met Erasmus afgeneem.
Free Rotary health services in Helderberg Free health care services will be offered at the Phambili Centre (9 Stork Street) in Broadlands Park from 2 – 4 April. This service is an initiative by Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention (RFHA) and will include HIV counselling and testing, screening for TB, diabetes and blood pressure, measles vaccinations, deworming and the dispensing of Vitamin A.
A Rotary family health campaign will also be held at the Calvinist Protestant Church in Fah Street, Macassar from 2–4 April, starting at 09:00 until 16:00. Some of the services that will be available are HIV Testing, TB Testing, Blood Pressure and Diabetes Testing, dispensing of polio drops and measles inoculations. Free pap smears and family planning consultations will also be offered.
Kom bid saam by interkerklike rally ’n Interkerklike gebeds-rally word Vrydag 28 Maart om 19:00 by die Mark Arendse-saal in Gustrouw, Strand, gehou. Die tema is Kom haal jou salwing, Kom kniel saam by die kruis. Gift Gwe van SA Idols-faam, is die gaskunstenaar. Die Praise en Worship-groep sal die musiek verskaf en Rodger Daniels, Peppe van
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LOCAL ROTARY CLUBS ADDRESSED: Melanie Engelbrecht, organiser of the Helderberg Development Centre (middle) recently addressed the Somerset West Rotary Club. She gave insight to the aim of the non-profit organisation, which is to make a long-term difference in the alleviation of poverty in the Helderberg. Seen with Engelbrecht is her husband, Peter (right) and Jan Bentley (past president of Somerset West Rotary Club). Vicky Hinrichsen, manager of the Bizweni Centre for Disabled Children, recently addressed the Rotary Club of Helderberg. The Bizweni Centre for Disabled Children was established in 1998 to provide quality care for children aged 1518 with a range of disabilities such as cerebral palsy and autism. Hinrichsen discussed their current project, which is to build onto the existing centre a skills development centre at a total projected cost of R1,4 million and to furnish and equip the centre at the projected cost of R490 000 – for which they need funding. Seen with Hinrichsen is Dr Elma Vorster.
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Tips to ensure your own safety Despite the high level of crime, there are some things you can do to ensure your own safety and to not become a target. • Get to know your neighbours and build a trusting relationship with them. • Don’t let just anybody on your premises without checking their identity first. This includes domestic workers and gardeners (check references and keep copies of IDs). • Keep some lights on outside at night but be sure to switch them off during the day so it doesn’t appear as if nobody is home. • Do not keep windows and doors partially open for ventilation as this serves as an invitation to unwanted visitors. • When approaching your driveway make sure that there are no loiterers close
by. Trim bushes and hedges back from the road to aid visibility. • Familiarise yourself with all emergency numbers, including the police sector vans’ cellphone numbers. • Report suspicious people and vehicles in your area immediately. • Car guards should be wearing appropriate uniform and identification, which makes them registered car guards. Do not give money or entertain discussion with guards who are not registered. • Know how to use your alarm system and fix a faulty system as false alarms place a huge burden on the police and waste valuable time. –Somerset West CPF.
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APPLEWOOD PLAYS AT NEWLANDS: The u. 8 and u. 9 cricket teams of Applewood Preparatory School in Elgin participated in the KFC MiniCricket Provincial festival at Sahara Park, Newlands at the end of last month. Although the u.9s were not as successful in the two games they played, the u.8s won both their games. A spokesperson for the school says this was a wonderful experience for the children to play on an international cricket ground. They also expressed their gratitude towards the parents who went along to support their children. At the back are: Nico Murphy, Nathan Woeke, Rachel Steenkamp (teacher), Benjamin English, Jean-Marc Surridge, Jack Strachan, Connor Moorcroft, Enzo Chanu, Ciaran Simpson, Salvador Chanu, James Hendricks, Leo Jooste and Tracy Rademeyer (teacher). Sitting in front are Tiaan de Kock, Sebastian du Toit, Isabella Pritchett, Ankia Venter and Mieke Strauss.
CRICKET AND SOFTBALL FUN: The Applewood Senior Cricket boys challenged their fathers in the third annual Dads vs Lads cricket game at the Jimmy Rawbone-Viljoen Cricket Oval. For the first year, the girls also played softball against their moms at the Linquenda Oval. The softball girls beat their moms in a hard fought game by just 1 point.
In the cricket, boys won the toss and batted first. They posted a respectable score of 98 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. The dads then took to the crease and after making a good start, lost a few wickets, slowing down their run-rate. They ran out of overs with just 9 runs short. Well done to the boys for their tight fielding and a good win.
HANDLING EMOTIONS: Former Helderberg resident Larné Neuland (left) has just released her childfriendly programme, Let’s take a Peek at our Thoughts and visited a few Helderberg schools to promote the programme. She was also a guest speaker at the 2014 EQ Summit and Education Forum that was held in Cape Town recently where she gave a talk on Children of the future - uncapped, which is focused on raising awareness of the importance of teaching children how to recognise and take charge of their emotions. Deirdre Foster (right) of Under the Apple Tree Preschool says she is looking forward to using the programme in her school. “It would be wonderful to explain to children how to identify their emotions and give them solutions as to how to deal with it.”
HHH HOCKEY CAPTAINS: HHH learners Tylah Terblanche and Lizaan Williams have been chosen as the new captain and vice captainsfor the girls u. 18 hockey team. Laerskool De Hoop het onlangs hulle jaarlikse ses-’n-kant kriekettoernooi vir pa’s aangebied. Die HIB Warriors is as die wenners in die trofee-afdeling aangewys terwyl ASLA Quality Goodfellas die plaat-finaal gewen het. Die IML Warriors het ongelukkig die finaal verloor. Hier is die HIP Warrior-span, van links Bernard Rabe, Francois Keuzenkamp, Johan Potgieter, Jaco Baard, Campher Serfontein, Kotze van Wyk en Riaan Beyers.
Shaun Chaney van die Asla Quality Goodfellas ontvang die wenprys in die plaat-afdeling van skoolhoof Wynand Cillé.
Skoolhoof Wynand Cillé oorhandig die tweede prys in die trofee-afdeling aan Lesley Morkel van die IML Warriors.
SKAAKMAT: Dean Evert, ’n gr. 2 leerder by Laerskool De Hoop konsentreer baie hard op sy skaakwedstryd wat geduurende die skool se onlangse Wiskunde-week in die klasse gespeel is.
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Enter Somerset College’s Music Maestro Competition
Grade 9 Somerset College student Lucy McDonald.
Somerset College will host their second Music Maestro Competition from 14 – 16 April. The competition is open to Grades 7 to 12 pupils from the Helderberg and Boland and has three categories: classical, jazz and classical singing (popular and rock are excluded) and two age group categories for each section; Junior (Grades 7 to 9) and Senior (Grades 10 to 12). Auditions will be held for all entrants from 09:00 until 12:00 on Saturday 12 April at the college where a maximum of four students will be chosen for each music category and
age category. Prizes to be won include- 1st prize: R1 000 voucher from Bothner’s, Somerset West (Senior and Junior categories); 2nd prize: R300 voucher from Bothner’s, plus R200 cash (Senior and Junior categories). Entry forms can be obtained from Simon Chapman, the Head of Music, or the college secretary, Gillian Wyness, and must be returned by Tuesday 8 April. For further details phone 021 842 8000, fax: 021 842 3908 or e-mail Simon Chapman: email@example.com or Gillian Wyness: firstname.lastname@example.org
HS-HOKKIESPANNE MAAK SKOONSKIP: Hoërskool Strand se o. 14-meisies- en seunshokkiespanne het die 2014-hokkieseisoen op ’n hoë noot begin toe hulle op 21 en 22 Maart aan DF Malan se o. 14-toernooi deelgeneem en besonder goed gevaar het. Elke span het 7 wedstryde gespeel. Die meisies se uitslae is soos volg: Strand vs Fairbairn 1-0; Strand vs Edgemead 1-0; Strand vs Bloemhof 0-3; Strand vs DF Malan 0-2; Strand vs Fairmont 0-0; Strand vs PGim 0-1; Strand vs Montana 0-2. Die seuns het omtrent opslae gemaak deur nie een van hul wedstryde te verloor nie. Hulle is ook aangewys as een van drie spanne wat die konstruktiefste spel gedurende die twee dae se wedstryde gespeel het. Hul uitslae is soos volg: Strand vs Pinelands 0-0; Strand vs Bellville 1-0; Strand vs Brackenfell 3-0; Strand vs Montana 1-0; Strand vs Durbanville 8-0; Strand vs HJS 1-1; Strand vs DF Malan 1-0. Agter van links is Christiaan Huisman, Christiaan de Wet, Xander Barnard, Victor Lourens, Morgan Krugel, Hein Nel, Franco du Plessis en Jandre de Necker. Voor is Edward Rossouw, Pieter le Roux, Hugo Alberts, Pierre Alberts, Heinrich Bause, Hein Visagie en Danie Theron.
TENNISSPELERS BLINK UIT: Hoërskool Strand se tennisspelers is by ’n funksie op Dinsdag 18 Maart vir hul toewyding, hardwerkendheid en prestasies vereer. Agter van links is Peter de Klerk (vol erekleure), Jan-Dirk van Zyl (vol erekleure en beste speler, o.19) en Zac Kruger (beste speler, o.15); (voor): Chesney Josephs half erekleure en belowendste speler), Dominique Bersman (vol erekleure en beste prestasie 2014), Emja Langeveldt (beste speler, o.19 en belowendste speler). Sonja Veldsman (beste speler, o.15) is afwesig op die foto.
SWPS-ATLETE PRESTEER: Hierdie Primêre Skool Somerset-Wes atlete het Donderdag 7 Februarie aan Laerskool Mikro se atletiekbyeenkoms deelgeneem. Die seuns-aflosspan het eerste gekom, die meisies-aflosspan derde, en Caitlin Isaacs is as die beste meisie-atleet van die dag aangewys. Die atlete (van links) is Chloë Wyngaardt, Zeetah Wilson, Caitlin, Kobus van Schalkwyk (skoolhoof), Jaythan Wyngaard, Jesse Linders, Logan Janeke, Ronan Tobias en Ethan Vries.
Gifts for teachers is a lovely tradition Your child’s teacher does so much more than just lead the class through a text book. A teacher plays a role in shaping your child’s character as well as intellectual acumen. As a token of appreciation, it’s a lovely tradition to give a teacher a gift at the end of the year, and here are some suggestions: • The teacher may have moved into a new home and might appreciate kitchen goodies. If he or she is sporty, a sports-themed gift
could work. • Vouchers could work. A shopping spree is always fun! • The teacher may adore toiletries and bathroom goodies such as body lotion. Note: It’s more about saying thank you than about impressing with expensive gifts – anything between R80 and R200 is more than sufficient. Most importantly, involve your child. – Adaptation of an article from Parent24
24 DistrictMail Strand-biblioteek vier biblioteekweek 27 Maart, 2014
Die Strand-biblioteek het verlede week ’n vol program aangebied vir die viering van biblioteekweek. Suid-Afrikaanse Biblioteekweek word jaarliks tydens die derde week van Maart gevier as deel van die nasionale veldtog om biblioteek- en inligtingsdienste, geletterdheid en die voordele van lees te bevorder. Die doel van Biblioteekweek is om openbare biblioteke te bemark en aan biblioteekgebruikers en potensiële biblioteekgebruikers bekend te stel en om mense bewus te maak ten opsigte van hulle plaaslike biblioteke. Dit moedig ook biblioteke aan om hulle kulturele, opvoedkundige en ontspanningswaarde aan plaaslike gemeenskappe oor te dra.
Die Strand-biblioteek se personeel het die poppe gemaak as uitstalling vir biblioteekweek. Die uitstalling is ook ingeskryf vir ’n kompetisie deur die Stad Kaapstad. Die biblioteekpersoneel is (van links), Erika van Staden, Louise Vermeulen, Moeniera Gabier, Heather Davids, Patricia Booyesen, Elize du Plessis en Bongi Moss. Karen Coetzer en Rina Engelbrecht was afwesig met die neem van die foto. FOTO: DALEEN FOUCHÉ
Mathilda Venter, jongste finalis op die gewilde KYKNETreeks Kokkedoor, het ‘n kookdemonstrasie, wat ook geproe kon word, by Strand-biblioteek gehou op Woensdag 19 Maart tydens Biblioteekweek. FOTO: ELIZE DU PLESSIS
Nuwe Bybelvertaling bekendgestel Die Bybelgenootskap van Suid-Afrika het onlangs die Nuwe Testament en Psalms: ’n Direkte Vertaling, in die Grote Kerk in Kaapstad bekendgestel. ’n Tweede bekendstellingsgeleentheid word op 9 April om 19:00 in die AGS Kaleideo-gemeente in Kempton Park gehou. Die Nuwe Testament en Psalms: ’n Direkte Vertaling is die vrug van die Bybelvertalingsprojek wat aangepak is op versoek van die kerke wat die Bybel in Afrikaans gebruik. Aangesien baie gelowiges ’n behoefte het aan ’n Bybel wat so na as moontlik aan die bronteks, maar steeds goed verstaanbaar is, het die Kerklike Advieskomitee (Die Bybel in Afrikaans) by die Bybelgenootskap aanbeveel om met ’n Bybelvertaling wat sterker aansluit by die bronteks (dit wil sê die Hebreeuse, Aramese en Griekse tekste) as die bestaande vertalings, te begin. Alle kerke wat die Bybel in Afrikaans gebruik, het sittingsreg op die Kerklike Advieskomitee. Die feit dat kennis van Bybelvertaalkunde, asook die kennis van die tale waarin die Bybel oorspronklik geskryf is, die afgelope aantal jare uitgebrei het, het ook ’n rol gespeel in die Kerklike Advieskomitee se aanbeveling. Daar is in 2006 met die vertaling begin en sowat 140 medewerkers is betrokke by die vertalingsprojek waarvan prof Bernard Combrink die projekleier is. Die vertaling van die res van die Bybel duur voort. Hierdie vertaling is werklik histories ’n eerste aangesien dit die eerste keer is dat feitlik alle kerke wat die Bybel in Afrikaans gebruik, by ’n Bybelvertaling in Afrikaans betrokke is: byna 20 verskillende kerkgenootskappe wat die Bybel in Afrikaans gebruik, is op een of ander manier by hierdie vertaling betrokke. Daar sal ’n hardeband-eksemplaar teen R35 beskikbaar wees, sowel as ’n eksemplaar wat in verwerkte leer ingebind is met goud-op-snee kantafwerking en duimindeks wat teen R99 per eksemplaar sal verkoop. Die publikasies sal na 12 Maart by die Bybelgenootskap, sowel as in die handel, beskikbaar wees. Dieselfde aand word die Nuwe Testament en Psalms ook in verskeie digitale formate bekendgestel. Dit sal beskikbaar wees as ’n e-Bybel en ook bruikbaar op selfone. Ter herdenking van hierdie besondere geleentheid, sal die eerste 500 eksemplare as genommerde eksemplare verkoop word. Die eerste 10 eksemplare sal ook deur die Begeleidingskomitee van dié vertalingsprojek onderteken word. Enigiemand wat belangstel om een van hierdie genommerde eksemplare te bekom, kan Mims Turley by 021 910 8705 skakel of ’n e-pos stuur aan email@example.com vir meer inligting.
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Talking about money and fraud Adriaan van Rooyen, a forensic psycho-physiologist, is the next guest speaker at Helderberg U3A’s monthly meeting for April. Adriaan’s talk: Liar, Liar...try to catch me if you can! will focus on fraud and specifically those types of fraud which could affect or target retired persons. It will cover: • How bank cards can be accessed and cloned • Investment scams • Advanced fee fraud and its variations i.e. how one may be lied to, so you part with your money with no return
• Social engineering ie. how one may be emotionally manipulated to part with their money, and • Sneaky ways of getting one’s personal details like passwords and PIN numbers – known as phishing Adriaan served in the South African Police Service for approximately 14 years and during this period he spent the majority of his time attached to the commercial crimes branch as a member of the syndicate fraud unit, investigating fraud and corruption. While in the police, he obtained a BA degree in Police Science from Unisa and a certificate in Fraud Examination from the University of
Puppies waiting for adoption The non-profit organisation, PetPals, has three beautiful rescued puppies available for adoption – two three-month-old black crossTerrier puppies (one male and female), and a 10-week-old tan cross-Boerboel puppy (male). All puppies are expected to grow into medium to large sized dogs. They have been inoculated and treated for ticks, fleas and worms. Please note that an adoption fee of R300 per pup is applicable, and an adoption form needs to be completed before the puppies can be re-homed. If you are interested in adopting one or more of these gorgeous pups, please contact Yolanda on 083 411 0738 / 021 854 6317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pretoria. During his 25 years as a forensic investigator Adriaan has also successfully completed several training courses relating to fraud investigation, interview and interrogation techniques, computer crimes, identity theft, statement analysis and other crime related matters. The talk will take place on Wednesday 2 April in the Strand Town Hall at 10:00. Tea and coffee will be on sale from 09:30 and guests are welcome at R20 per person. For any further information phone Brodwyn Wilson on 083 6040 784.
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Tax-free status of retirement funds Current rules governing the taxation of retirement funds provide for a legal tax avoidance scheme for the very wealthy to consider. This is why: ) Retirement funds pay no tax; that is no income, capital gain or dividend tax. ) Non-tax deductible contributions are tax free at retirement. ) Retirement funds are exempt from estate duty. The tax-free status of retirements effectively results in a higher return on the underlying investment portfolio as a result of the tax savings. The only negative in respect of the underlying investment portfolio return is the requirement that the portfolio must comply with Prudential Investment Guidelines Regulation 28, which limits share exposure to a maximum of 75% and offshore exposure to 25%. Changes in respect of the rules for non-tax deductible contributions provide the real planning opportunity. Non-tax deductible contributions can be added to the tax-free lumpsum benefit at retirement and carried forward and off-set against the monthly taxable pension from the retirement fund. This is best illustrated with an example using Joe Blogg. Joe is a wealth executive with an R20 million share portfolio, a house worth R10 million and a retirement fund projected to be worth R12,5 million at retirement. He intends retiring next year and expects to earn an after-tax bonus of R3 million for this year and the same next year. Joe would usually add the bonus to his share portfolio, which would then increase his total share portfolio to R26 million at retirement (ignoring any growth). The share portfolio will provide him with an annual dividend income of 3,5% or R910 000, which is then liable for 15% DWT of R136 500 netting him R773 500 for the year. His retirement fund is worth R12,5 million and assuming he elects to draw only the tax-free amount of R500 000, this
leaves R12 M to be invested in a living annuity to provide him with a 2,5% (minimum) pension of R300 000 before tax and R255 700 after tax. His total income is thus R1029 190, which is adequate for his income requirements. In this scenario Joe’s assets will continue to grow, worsening his future estate duty tax liability, which is currently R5,9 M (20% on a dutiable estate of R29,5 M, excludes the retirement fund and R7 M abatement). Their assets other than the retirement funds will also be liable for capital gains tax on the last dying. Joe should consider, as a legal tax avoidance scheme, rather investing his annual bonus of R6 M into a retirement annuity. He would then retire with an R20 M share portfolio providing dividend income of R700 000 less tax = R595 000 and a “tax-free” pension income of R450 000 (2,5% * R18 M retirement fund), total income of R1 045 000. The pension is tax free as a result of the nontax deductible contribution to the RA of R6 million being carried forward and offset against the taxable pension income. For simplicity assuming the pension remains on R450 000 this would provide tax-free income for 13,3 years from the retirement fund. Joe’s estate duty liability is now reduced to only R4,7 million (20% of R23,5 M, excludes retirement fund and R7 M abatement) and future growth in the retirement fund will remain duty free and free from capital gains tax. Now for the disclaimer, this is a very simplistic illustration for the purpose only of providing food for further thought. There are a myriad of considerations, which need to be taken into account before committing to a strategy like this, discuss with your certified financial planner.
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The MBA team is (from left) Jean Theron Louw, René Winzker, Wilhelm Louw and Freddy Lotter.
Local architects showcase another form of design DALEEN FOUCHÉ Local architects are expressing their passion for design in an innovative way that will be featured during the World Design Capital (WDC), Cape Town 2014. MBA (Made By Architects) was founded by a group of Architects based in Somerset West at 2AD Space Inc. René Winzker, one of the architects, says practising architecture is their “day job”, but they also love to create items of “pure design” and of the highest quality. “We use MBA as an outlet for ideas when inspiration strikes, on a scale that we can afford to produce independently for discerning clients.” The MBA team applied in the “Beautiful Spaces, Beautiful Things” category in the WDC and is one of only four local businesses and organisations that has official projects for the WDC Cape Town 2014. The range of furniture entered into the WDC is made from bamboo, laminated in layers. After the layering has been completed, the pieces are cut into form and shaped. The furniture is bought in a “flat pack” which is then easily assembled into “beautiful pieces of furniture”. Selected items of MBA’s furniture are currently on display at Ebony in Cape Town as well as in Franschhoek. Winzker believes the WDC is an opportuni-
ty for relatively unknown design outfits to be recognised. “It is a great opportunity for the fantastic designs currently coming out of Cape Town to gain exposure and recognition locally, as well as internationally. There are so many young and established design brands in Cape Town that create products that deserve far more recognition than they get.” Winzker says MBA believes in supporting small local businesses. “We use a network of small local businesses throughout our manufacturing process. We like using and working with smaller outfits, with an emphasis on long-term personal relationship building. As such, MBA endeavours to do its bit in supporting our local economy.” Watch MBA’s Facebook page for WDC exhibitions.
District Socials HONNEURS: Megan Simons van Strand het haar B.Sc Honneursgraad in biodiversiteit en bewaringsbiologie by die herfs gradeplegtigheid van die Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland ontvang. Haar honneursprojek het gekyk na die effek van brande en weiding op plantegroei dinamika in Renosterveld in die Kammiesberg Hoogland (Noordkaap).
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Stuur alle sosiale foto’s na / Send all social photos to: | firstname.lastname@example.org REUNION: The 2003 matric class of Gordon High School in Somerset West had their reunion at Eve’s Place in Fagan Street, Strand on Saturday 22 March. “Only a small group attended, but it was great to see everyone’s faces after such a long time,” said organiser David-John Steyn.
AWARD-WINNING PLAY: A play directed by Darryl Spijkers, A Streetcar Named Desire, recently won five awards at the Cape Times Cape Amateur Theatre Awards; the most by one play. The list of awards includes Best Actor, Best Newcomer, Best Supporting Actress, Best Set and Most Adventurous Production. The show ran at the Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West and at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. Also well done to Ismari Kruger (stage manager), Peni Dodo (the role of Matron), Heinricht Vermeulen (saxophonist) and Bernelee Vollmer (singer). Pictured with the awards are Darryl Spijkers, Nicolette Fernandes (Dancer) Daneel van Wyk (production secretary and for the role of Eunice Hubbel) and Rick Harington (who played the part of Stanley Kowalski).
AANHOUWEN KRY TOEKENNING Gary Ahnie van die Aanhouwen werken-sorg sentrum in Somerset-Wes wys trots die toekenning wat dié sentrum ontvang het vir hul Loslitdag-bydrae.Aanhouwen is een van die top 10 nie-winsgewende organisasies in die Wes-Kaap wat meer as R50 000 vir die jaarlikse Loslitdag fondsinsamelingsprojek ingesamel het. Die sentrum bedank almal wat hulle ondersteun het met dié fondsinsameling verlede jaar wat help met die gepaste opleiding van hulle lede.
28 DistrictMail Fundraiser for pups and kittens a resounding success
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The Animal Welfare Society Helderberg in Mansfield Crescent, Gordon’s Bay managed to raise R14 000 through their fundraising event on Sunday 23 March. Boerewors rolls, cupcakes, colddrinks, falke socks, dog and cat accessories and much more was on offer. Annine Jansen van Vuuren was the raffle competition winner and won a large wooden wine rack with 20 bottles of wine. All the proceeds will be used for the organisation’s services in the Helderberg. For more information phone Clare on 083 697 4759 or e-mail email@example.com.
Monique Louw and Ben de Klerk were mesmerized by the pups available for adoption.
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Among those supporting the Animal Welfare Society’s fundraiser were (back, from left) Daniel Green, Daniella Georgeu-Pepper, Pam Georgeu, Gerhard Vermeulen and Sam Rudman. Front: Lynette Knott, Lisa Vermeulen and Leonora La Grange.
Daniel Kingham (12), a Grade 7 learner at Somerset House, organised a book and toy sale as part of his leadership programme at school.
A variety of doggy essentials was made available by Dawie and Yolanda Hamman and Casey and Lynne Barnard from Petpals.
The tastiest dog treats were on offer at the stall run by Grace and Juliette Leppan.
Alida du Preez (left) sold the most adorable dog jackets at the fund raiser. Helping her sell the jackets was Lynette Knott, a volunteer at the kennels on weekends.
Rola launches new Toyota Corolla in style Rola Toyota in Helderberg launched the new Toyota Corolla on Wednesday 19 March with a glamorous event at the dealership. Local guests were treated to drinks and snacks while awaiting the big moment when the new Corolla was revealed. Michael Moll, South African TV personality was the Master of Ceremonies.
Rudi Kruger, Heyns de Waal, Gaven Osmond and Loriaan de Waal.
Anica Louw with Conrad Fick and Suzelle Snetler.
Charl and Magdal van den Berg are with Michael Moll, who was the Master of Ceremonies. Gerhard and Linda Olivier with Andries de Villiers, head of the Rola dealership in Bredasdorp and Ernie Trautmann
Johan and Rosa Diener with Reggie and Lynette Taylor.
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Siska Bosman and Spencer le Roux enjoy a drink together.
Hannecke and Paul du Preez were looked forward to the launch of the new Toyota Corolla.
Koos and Erna van Tonder enjoyed the evening together.
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TALJAARD - GERRIE 01.07.1950 - 19.03.2014 Our beloved son is now at peace. You will live in our hearts forever. Love Mom & Ray
In loving memory of ANSIE ADAMS Passed away on Saturday 22/03/2014. Sadly missed by husband, children, family and friends. Funeral Service: Saturday, 29 March, 09:30 at VGK church, 3rd Avenue, Lotus River.
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ROSINA SAMSON (STUURMAN) 28.03.1945 - 16.02.2014 Jou eerste verjaarsdag weg van ons. Ons mis elke sekonde sonder jou. Die pyn is ondraagbaar, maar ons weet jy is 'n engel aan God se sy. Rus in vrede ons geliefde moeder, ouma en suster. Van jou kinders, kleinkinders, broers & susters.
KAREL went missing in Somerset Ridge on 21 March 2014 between 19:00 and 20:30. Kids and his cat friends misses him terribly Andrè 083 253 5580 PERSONAL SEVICES
AIRPORT SHUTTLE & TRANSFERS % 083-653-9096 www.bluerockshuttles.webs.com ALL AIRPORT TRANSFERS FOR BEST PRICES AND SERVICE TEL 073 4933966
SAFE AND SURE I can drive you anywhere in the Helderberg area, i.e C.Town Airport etc. Tel: 072-125-8962
CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT 1405
HAVING A PARTY? Jumping castles and slipping slides for rent! De Wet 079 183 5707 Joe 082 302 0166
SOCIAL & RECREATION
JUMP 4 HIRE Jumping Castles and slides for hire. We deliver, setup and collect. Ph. Christo 083 566 3061.
H LEARN TO DANCE H for Weddings, Functions, Parties, Matric Balls, Fun & Exercise. Murray 0844345490. Dance Stars Helderberg.
JUMP 4 JOY! Jumping castles, Shark slide, Gladiator slide, Gladiator boat, Tropical Island, Ball H Guess who’s 21 H May your heart be filled ponds, Water slides. with loads of love and com- % Helene Cloete 082-222passion & may God bless 0859. you with everything you desire the most in life. En- JUMPING CASTLES en joy your special day. waterglybaan te huur. We love you Mom, Dad, Tel: Charmaine by Sherain, Bobby, William, 8533999 of Granny & Ouma Darling. 083-513-9493.
TRAINING & EDUCATION 1480
ENGLISH CLASSES; TEFL courses; Private lessons. The International English School. Call 021-8528859 or email@example.com
ST JUDE'S NOVENA May the sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St Jude patron saint of hopeless cases pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. Say it for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thanks.
EXTRA MATHS LESSONS Grades 10-12 Ook in Afrikaans 082 905 5522 or 021 853 1506
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OUTBOARD MOTOR. Suzuki 2pk. 25 Jaar oud maar net 10 ure geloop. R950. Sel: 083 375 9061.
ELECTRICAL & DIGITAL 1625
FURNITURE, FRIDGES, ANTIQUES. Thinking of selling any item? I will be keen to make you a cash offer. Kindly phone Ronnie 082-823-9944
TOWNSHIP ANIMAL RESCUE will be at the Audacia Root 44 Market, (cnr R44 and Annandale Roads) on Sat. 29 March & Sun. 30 March from 11:153pm 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
BUILDING PLANS 1802
Want your dog trained? We do so pleasantly and with play. Obedience, Socialising, Protection. Strand, weekends. Starting mid-April. Phone Chris 082-590-7660 / 021-851-4303 WANTED TO BUY 1675
BROODBOME, Clivias, Inka lelie plante, Freesia bolle en Vetplante te koop by Lourensfordweg 93, Somerset-Wes. Tel 021852 3096.
ABANDON your search! CASH for modern clothes, shoes, children's clothing, fancy dress, linen, kitchenware, books. I collect! % Carol 082 890 5749.
WE BUY BEDDING, LINEN, Curtains, baby/children clothing, Tv's, fridges & any household items. Ph. 084 989 6712
ROOFRACK, EAZYAWN & WATER TENK. Hanniball 2meter alluminium dakrak met kamptafel stoorplek, en 2.5m Eazyawn afdak en 60 lit. watertenk. Nuut R12 000, prys R5 500. Sel: 083 375 9061.
DOMESTIC & Industrial electrical installation & maintenance, trunking, etc. We do the best job at affordable rates. Call 072 154 2558 or 061 430 6228.
GENERAL & HOME SERVICES DSTV/TV/DVD SERVICES
WE SELL the following: Toilet Paper, 1 ply in a pack of 48 - R120-00, 2 ply in a ABOUT FURNITURE pack of 48 - R180-00. We WANTED: Queen Ann and also sell all kinds of houVictorian lounge suites, sehold detergents, internal Grand Father clocks and and external, such as car, Roll Top desks. Call 021 garage, etc. All orders 853 1341 or 082-771-3650. more than R100-00, we deliver for free. Please EK KOOP goeie, moderne, call Clive: 079 882 7009 / tweedehandse klere, 021-903 7393. skoene, beddegoed, gordyne en handsakke. JUWELIERSWARE Skakel Janine GEREEDSKAP Sel nr 083 741 3702 Rolling mill en ekstras. R19500.00 EMBUIA, Stinkhout, Kontakno. 072 436 0262 Geelhout en Swarthout NEW BOSCH Dishwasher for sale. R2000.00 onco. Relocating. Call 021-852 5563.
BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION 1801
INGEBOUDE KASTE Slaapkamers, kombuise, muureenhede, hang van deure en skirtings. Gratis kwotasies en beste diens! Kontak 083-704-0115
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.
CLEANING SEVICES 1805
meubels gesoek, asook "Queen Anne" & "Victoriaanse" sitkamer-stelle. Kontak Freddie by 8543998 of 082 9237 283.
GARDEN & IRRIGATION 1825
IRRIGATION / BESPROEING Installations, repairs, service. Professionals. Best prices, ref. avail. Francois 081 801 9120.
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EMERGENCY PLUMBERS AND ELECTRICIANS For all plumbing and electrical problems! BE YOUR PROBLEM BIG OR SMALL, MAKE IT MINE GIVE ME A CALL! 10% Pensioners discount on labour
HOME IMPROVEMENTS INTERIOR 1835
%082 823 2196 021-8564727
CARPORTS/AFDAKKE Patios/pergolas. Decks. Treated & SABS timber. Smart finish using 22 years exp. Great product @ great price! Tel: 083414-8103/021-8581873
MOLE AWAY!!! Let us worry about your moles!!!! Ph: 021-8532180 (w) or 083 769 2428
HOME IMPROVEMENTS EXTERIOR 1836
JHS HANDYMAN: Repairs, plumbing, electrics, painting, etc. No job too big. Open during festive season. Tel. Jan 0825588990/021-8532434.
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CARS FOR SALE
A-Z Swimming Pools. Professional, quality, best price. For all your swimmingpool needs, maintenance, installation, fibreglass. Francois 0818019120
H BUGS BE GONE H Roof rats & mice, cockroaches, ants, crickets, spiders, bed lice, fleas, flies, termites etc. and all weed control. Call us on 078 952 8150 or 083 533 3877.
2004 VOLVO S60 2.4 DS A/T - R75000.00 Kontakno. 072 436 0262 MOTORS EN BAKKIES GESOEK Skakel 079 777 1729
SOUTHFORK - 4 Beds, lounge and dining room area, lovely entertainment area, braai, en-suite, full bathroom. Price: R690 000 BREWERY ROAD - 4 Beds, dressing room, en-suite, double garage. Price: R740 000 SERCOR PARK - 2 Beds, needs attention. Price: R260 000. Please contact Feroza 082 779 4804. Office no. 021-845 7169.
FLATS TO RENT 3250
FLAT ON HOUSE in quite Gordon's Bay suburb, 60m2, 2 bedroom, full bathroom & open plan living area on first floor. Ideally suited to a single or working couple. R4000.00 p/m W&L included. Months rental + months deposit payable in advance. Ph Markus @ (021) 854 6884.
RUBBLE REMOVAAL 1860
0 AAA : ATTENTION 0 Elite Removals: Removal of garden refuse, building rubble, household refuse. Treefelling and any small loads (incl. furniture). % Danie 082-337-9532 / 021-852 6122
TRANSPORT & STORAGE 1870
Garden Refuse Removal and general waste. Large & small loads 1 Ton bakkies & trailers. Tel. 082 7392 895 or 072 770 6873
MEUBELVERVOER R400 plus R2.50 per km. Skakel 083 781 1319 of 021-853 3133 johnnywatson.strand @gmail.com
BUSINESS PREMISES 3215
HELDERBERG COLL. RD. Freestanding unfurnished Bungalow. app. 65 sqm. Lounge, kitchen open plan, Bedr. Bath / shower. Terrace seaview, braai, pool, Sauna, Fireplace, trellidoor, alarm, shaded parking. Ready to move in on 1 April. R3800 / month. Excl. El. Year to year contract. No children, no pets. Deposit neg. 021-855 2227 or 071 185 8840. SWEST - 1 Bedroom, mountain views, balcony, covered parking, pool, secure complex. Avail imm. R3100 pm. Call 079 895 5623.
TRUCK 3.5 TON & 1 TON BAKKIE for removals of building rubble, garden refuse, properties and etc in Helderberg and other areas. Call Ray on 078 531 6842.
STRAND R6 655.00 pm – 3 Slaapkamer dupleks met 1.5 badkamers, gaste toilet, moderne oop-plan kombuis en leefarea met privaat patio, braaiplek en tuintjie. Enkel motorhuis en 1 Klein troeteldiertjie welkom. Kontak: 021-853 6527 of 021 853 2266 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692.
HOLIDAY & TRAVEL
VAKANSIE VERBLYF Greenways, Strand. 2 slpk w/stel, s/sorg. Braai geriewe, swembad, golf bane. Beskikbaar vanaf 1 April. Tel. 084 508 6879 / 021STORAGE: 88 ON MAIN 856 2144 / 079 498 6740. STRAND 24 Hours security Armed Response 34 Secure Units from R300 per month plus Vat Contact: Gerhard 021 8418556 firstname.lastname@example.org
SELF CATERING 2626
SELF-CATERING HOLIDAY APARTMENTS & MOORINGS TO RENT IN HARBOUR ISLAND. Please contact Paula on 082 555 9318. VEHICLES
ACCESSORIES, SPARES & MODIFICATIONS 3001
DUPLEXES SIMPLEXES FOR SALE 3230
STRAND R12 000.00 pm Ruim 3 slaapkamer woonstel in Kusweg. 2 Badkamers, Oop-plan kombuis en leefarea met balkon en seeuitsig. 2 Kelder parkerings, geen diere. Kontak: 021853 6527 of 021 853 2266 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692.
STRAND R3950.00 pm – 2 Slaapkamer woonstel met 1 vol badkamer, oopplan kombuis en leefarea. 1 Klein troeteldier welkom. Beskikbaar vanaf 1 April 2014. Kontak: 021-853 6527 of 021-853 2266 of 079 136 9272 of 079 521 6692.
HOUSES FOR SALE 3275
3 BEDROOM house for sale by owner in popular Strand North. Fully renovated 3 bedr house, high ceilings & wooden floors. 1.5 Bathrooms. Living / STRAND-NOORD: lounge area with fireplace. Tuinwoonstel aan huis met Large bedrooms. Garage aparte ingang. 1 Slpk met and carport. Neat, easy to en-suite. O/plan kombuis maintain garden. Alarm, met klein sitkamer. Braai- automated gate and geriewe, swembad + DSTV. garage. Walking distance Enkel persoon. R2500 pm (500m) to main beach. + dep, W&L ing. Geen Close to all amenities and diere. Beskik 1 Mrt. schools. JUST MOVE IN! Skakel 072 372 1519 of R1,250,000.00. Contact PJ: 021-853 2551. 074 156 4752. STRAND: R2500 Soteria Pragtige sonnige ruim 1 slaapkamer met parkering in sek kompleks. Beskikbaar 1 Apr. Skakel Andries Basson Eiendomme (021) 8536978 of 082 570 2605.
HOUSES TO LET 3270
Ruim 2 slaapkamer tuinwoonstel vir enkellopende werkende persoon in Goedehoop, Strand. Veilige parkering. R 3000 pm. Skakel 0835632602
GORDON'S BAY - Newly ren 2 bed, 1 bath house in quiet complex, 1 parking, max 2 persons, no pets or young children, avail 1 April. R5000 p/m. Morkel 082 568 6453.
RUIM 2 SLPK 2 BADK WS Manrosa Hoofweg, Strand met motorhuis beskikbaar vanaf 1 April 2014. R3960.00 per maand. Skakel kantoor ure (021) 882 8633.
Somerset West: Furnished, spacious 3 bedroom double storey house with stunning views. Available from 1 May - 31 July. R8 500 pm, excluding water and lights. 079 6777 685
SOMERSET LINKS Modern 2 bed (R5300). Balcony braai, swimming pool, gym and 24hr security. Beautiful view of complex. Available 1 Apr. Contact Thea 021-8522298
Gordonsbaai,Kleinplasie R5800pm. Netjiese 2 slaapkamers, 2 badkamers. Toesluit motorhuis. In sekuriteitsomgewing. Skakel Andries Basson Eiendomme 021 853 6978.
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35 YEAR OLD Zim lady with work permit is looking for chars or everyday 3290 work, including Saturday. Instant Office Space Ref available. Call Wynett A-grade, fully ultra-modern on 083 549 7222. furnished serviced office space solutions with ready- 46 YR - CHAR FOR 2 to-go operational infra- DAYS - Fielida Phillips structure and receptionist has worked for me for for short or long term lea10 yrs. Honest, relaible, ses. Different size offices communicates well. available complete with top Call me on 0796955302 end facilities. i.e. boardroom, Wi-Fi – allows you to be more productive and A HARDWORKING lady focused on growing and is looking for domestic maintaining your business. work. Pref sleep in. I am a Be visible at the busiest Zim lady, 33 yrs with 6 yrs intersection offices in Hel- exp. Refs avail. Pls call derberg. Contact (021) 850 Florence 074 698 2121. 8407 A lady, Sheila aged 50 yrs, is looking for work as a housemaid either chars or PLOTS/STANDS everyday. 3295 Also good with babysitting. Call me on 073 147 4306. PLOTS, SOUTHFORK R230 000. Please contact Feroza A LADY, THANDO, aged 082 779 4804. Office no. 28 yrs is looking for work 021-845 7169. as a domestic worker, chars or everyday. Call me at 073 134 7709. I have RETIREMENT references. VILLAGES FOR SALE OFFICES
Schonenberg Retirement Village: 2 Bed Single Garage, beautifully appointed house. Urgent Sale. Asking 1.89 million. Sunny, well appointed apartment. Asking 1.2million. Contact show house 021 852 0821. RETIREMENT VILLAGES TO LET 3310
STRAND - 2 Slaapkamer woonstel. Op die see. Welgelegen woonstelle. Baie netjies. R4750 pm. Beskikbaar 1 April. Skakel 083 251 7290.
1 Bedroom apartment to rent in Schonenberg Retirement Village, Somerset West. Good positioning, Air con, Blinds, Bath & Shower. Single Carport. Includes 15 meals per month at the clubhouse. R6,300 pm. Club House & Health Care facilities on site. Only above 50 need apply. Available 1st June. Contact Marika on 021 850 0425
Spacious/Well situated 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom STRAND - Tuinwoonstel. house with study to rent Krag + DSTV ingesluit. in Schonenberg Retirement R2200 pm. Onmiddellik Village, Somerset West. beskikbaar. Skakel 083 251 Established garden sur7290. round.Single Garage. Includes 15 meals per month at the clubhouse.R10,800 per month. Club House & Health Care facilities on site. Only above 50 need apply.Available mid April. Also available fully furnished two bedroom apartment, single garage, ground floor, R8000p/m. Contact Marika on 021 850 0425
ROOMS TO LET 3315
WONING TE HUUR, Gordonsbaai, R4500 p/m, water ing. (elektrisiteit uitgesluit). Dadelik beskikbaar. Kontak Josh by 083 776 2816.
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
EMPLOYMENT WANTED 3670
MACDONALD Malawian man looking for a job as a gardener, housekeeper and any general work. Available days: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Ref nr 082 801 3747. Call 084 478 3714.
A Malawian looking for gardening work on Mon, Wed, Fri. Stodels Certificate & 8 Years experience. Ref: Mrs Mills 076 885 2090. Zonde 084 881 4090. A Zim lady looking for a domestic job, 32 years old. Good at house cleaning, babysitting. I'm a hard worker. Very kind and honest. 061 685 4729 Joshpine. A ZIMBABWEAN lady is looking for everyday or chars as a domestic worker. Contact Irene 078 751 7066. DUNSTAN IS a Malawian man aged 35 looking for a job as a gardener, h/keeper, farm worker. 4 Years experience. Call me on 078 203 0656. Ref available. Honest and reliable Zim lady aged 35 looking for everyday or char work. I can also babysit. With contactable ref. Call Memory 078 310 2109. I am a 43yr old Zim lady seeking 3 days. Currently working Mon & Fri. Willing to exchange days, have 5 years working exp. in domestic work. 078 343 8347.
Adv. Touring Co. needs qualified Guides / Drivers (Code 10 & PDP) / Translators. Responsible, disciplined, knowledgeable, service orientated applicants wanted. Relevent I AM A Zimbabwean lady guiding qual. or Spanish / age 26. I am looking for a German speaking will receive preference. Passport job. I am readly available on 074 263 9786. Sleep in needed. Contact 021 845 7400, fax 021 8457401, Eor out. 061 659 8862. mail ops@nomadtours .co.za. Appointment subI am a Zimbabwean lady, ject to interview in Cape aged 34. Hard work, trustTown. worthy, looking for general work. I am readly available and can be contacted on 084 020 4282. I am a Zim lady, aged 29, looking for a housekeeping job. With 2 Years experience in cooking and housekeeping. Call Cathy 084 706 8411.
I am Gloria a Zim lady looking for house work for everyday or chars. My number is 061 768 2840. I am honest and hard working. I AM LOOKING for a job, everyday or chars. I am a Zim lady aged 28. Contact Memory 078 479 9982. I AM ZIM, aged 34 with a work permit looking for a job in tool making, any permanent general job or a milking job for cows. Ph Bailly 074 912 6138.
I'M A LADY aged 31 looking for a house cleaning job for everyday / chars. I'm trustworthy and honest and hardworking. 084 019 7928.
Rusthof Amalgamated Taxi Association is op soek na TAXI BESTUURDERS. Belangstellendes kan Mnre. Maasdorp of Baard kontak vir meer inligting. 082 744 5556.
I'M ANNA from Zim, aged 27 looking for a job as a domestic worker, either sleep in or chars. Call 060 526 6732. With a cleaning course plus exp. I'M NOMBALI, I'm looking for a domestic job, chars for Tuesday and Thursday. I am a very hard worker. 073 95 5927. James looking for a job as a gardener and house keeper. Nationality Malawian. Contact no. 073 926 3318. Ref: 072 904 8525.
DOMESTICS NEEDED for housecleaning service. No sms's or missed calls. Tel. 083 283 7576
Pest Control Officer needed. Must have P-registration. Call us on 078 952 8150
QUALIFIED MOTOR MECHANIC We are situated in Stellenbosch and we have a vacancy for a mature, dedicated Motor Mechanic with a reliable track record. The ideal candidate will have: • At least 10 years experience as a qualified mechanic • Have experience with ELEKTRIESE EN diagnostics and faultfinding LOODGIETERS MPY • Be hands on and be able STELLENBOSCH to pin point problems SENIOR LOODGIETER • Have a huge passion for Gekwalifiseerd the workshop environment Bystand Diens doen • Be able to work under Moet M/lisensie hê pressure Onderhoudswerke/ Only applicants who are Nuwe Werke Raadpleegbare Verwysings exceptionally dedicated ELEKTRIESE ASSISTENTE need to apply. We offer: Min 3jr ondervinding Raadpleegbare Verwysings • Above market related Faks CV na: 086 721 0356 salary with incentives Please fax CV to 021-887 4611 or e-mail FABRIEK TEE PAKKERS email@example.com GESOEK IN GORDONSBAAI Rusthof Amalgamated Vereistes: Taxi Association is op soek • Dames alleenlik na RANKMASTERS. • Ten volle Afrikaans en Enige belangstellendes Engels sprekend kan voor die 5de April hul • Sober gewoontes CV's by Mnr Maasdorp of • Moet bereidwillig wees Mnr Baard inhandig. om oortyd of Saterdae te Skakel 082 744 5556 vir werk meer inligting. Skakel 021-856 2249 vir
I AM BRENDA from Malawi, aged 27 looking for a job as a domestic worker, sleep in or chars. Contact me on 083 474 5807. With ref 082 372 2010.
Joyce, Zim lady aged 39 looking for domestic I am a Malawian lady loo- work or cleaning offices. king for a work as a hou- Course attendence with secleaner or any other refs. Contact 083 582 0765. work. Reliable with great exp. Also friendly to PORTIA, AGED 42 Zim lady with permit is looking nanny 078 471 8912. for domestic work, chars, I AM A ZIM lady aged 35 sleep in or everyday. Ref avail. Four yrs exp. Conlooking for a job as a nanny or cleaning. 3 Years tact on 078 746 6437. exp. My nr is 083 892 6723. Ref pls call Heidi on RUTH MALAWIAN lady 076 658 8595. is looking for full/part time job as a h/keeper or I AM A ZIM lady looking nanny. I have good health, English & ref. Pls call 073 for chars, everyday or 639 5342 / 084 291 1072. sleep in. Honest & hardworking. Contact me on 061 159 1034. Ref 084 202 SA lady, Phelisa Cyn9652. thia, looking for a job as char. Very good with children, cleaning, housekeeper. Well trained school Librarian with many years Mon-Friday. 0718099154. experience would like to Excellent ref., Mr. Ian Carhelp part-time in school stens 079 477 2535. libraries in Somerset West & surroundings. 079 7199 868. GENERAL Zim lady, aged 33, looking for chars Mon-Fri. Good with kids, pets, taking care of elderly. Friendly & reliable. Ref. Annie 082 4012 315. % Dawn 073 009 5423.
Driver needed in Strand / Somerset West area. Must be neat & presentable. Requirements: -Valid drivers license & PDP -Min. 2 years exp. on deliveries and driving with a load. -Clean driving record. -Good communication skills in English. -Must be punctual. -Knowledge of the roads in Cape Town important. -Willing to work overtime and weekends if required. -No criminal record. Salary R3500 - R4000 pm. Send CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistent-Bestuurder: Troeteldierwinkel: Strand/Somerset-Wes. 6 Dag werkweek. Uitgaande persoonlikheid. Bestuursondervinding, kennis van troeteldiere en rekenaarvaardigheid sal tot die aansoeker se voordeel strek. Faks: 0865781268. Epos: email@example.com
CONSTRUCTION COMPANY is looking for someone with 2 to 5 years experience in building & waterproofing trade. Must be between 20 & 30 years. Work hours 6am to 6pm. Contact Eugene 072 262 4037 DEBT COLLECTION, RECEPTION, BOOKKEEPER fluent in Pastel and enthusiastic with debt collection. Flexible half day to arranged. (Area Somerset West). Write with full CV to: The Director, PO Box 141, Sanlamhof, 7532. Geleentheid VIR leeftyd! Ekstra inkomste Maak verskil in gemeenskap. Geen verkoop van produkte. Skakel: Lola - 074 757 0000. HELP JOUSELF, NIEMAND ANDERS SAL NIE! Daarom sal jy moet weet hoe om R18 000 deeltyds te verdien nie. Geen netwerk, deur-tot-deur bemarking. Kontak Riana 021 850 8184 of 071 492 9221. QUALIFIED MECHANIC REQUIRED A leading fast growing automotive mechanical company requires a qualified mechanic ASAP. Experience optional as all entry level applicants will also be considered. Benefits includes UIF, Provident Fund and Medical Insurance(optional). Salary negotiable. Please forward CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax2email – 086 547 1843
Sales Representative Our well-established, hygiene supply company based in the Helderberg basin is looking for a presentable, dynamic, honest and motivated sales & customer service representative to join our growing team with responsibility for a specific market segment within the hospitality sector . The ideal candidate should have: •3 – 5 years sales repping experience (pref. to the hospitality industry) with a good sales track record •A valid code 8 driving license and own, reliable vehicle •Excellent people skills •Good administrative and computer skills •Be hard-working, selfmotivated, organised and trustworthy The package includes a basic salary, car allowance, cell phone allowance, petrol allowance and an established commission structure which will provide an immediate monthly commission. Candidates to please submit a 2-page CV (longer will not be considered) to jhljobhunter@ gmail.com. Closing date Friday 11th April 2014. SWEISER benodig by Designweld in die Strand. MOET Mig sweiswerk kan doen met kennis van diefwerings, hekke en balustrades om so gou moontlik diens te aanvaar. Skakel Mev. van Zyl vir verdere besonderhede by 021-853 1116, fax CV na 086 628 0853 of e-pos na email@example.com
DistrictMail 27 March, 2014
Technician / Electrician Our well-established, hygiene supply company based in the Helderberg basin is looking for a presentable, practical, honest and motivated person to execute installation of electrical and other dispensing units. The ideal candidate should have: •3 – 5 years’ relevant work experience – traceable references relating to technical work and electrical work executed •A valid code 10 driving license and preferably, own reliable vehicle •Good communication skills and ability to problem-solve •Be hard-working, selfmotivated, organised and trustworthy The package includes a basic salary, car allowance, cell phone and petrol allowance. Candidates to please submit a 2-page CV (longer will not be considered) to jhljobhunter@ gmail.com. Closing date Friday 11th April 2014. Toonbank verkoopskonsultant benodig by baie besige toerusting onderneming in die Strand. Moet bereid wees om Saterdae asook vakansiedae te werk. Moet onder druk kan werk. Vereistes: •Rekenaarvaardig •Kode 8 bestuurslisensie •Nie-roker •Mans persoon 23-30 jaar Stuur CV na firstname.lastname@example.org voor of op 4 April 2014. Vets*Mart National retailer requires sales staff for Waterstone Village Mall Growth possibilities Send CV to email@example.com 086 245 6019
DistrictMail 27 March, 2014
Kheth’Impilo’s mission is to support the South African Government Departments in achieving its goals for the scale up of quality services for the management of HIV/AIDS in the Primary Health Care sector as outlined in the National Strategic Plan. Kheth’Impilo in partnership with DTTS, COCT and the WCDOH is supporting the Population Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy to Reduce HIV Transmission (PopART) Trial in the Metro District. Currently the following positions exist in WESTERN CAPE METRO DISTRICT for suitably qualified individuals:
Ikwezi Clinic (Strand) • Ref: D012002-00 Luvuyo Clinic • Ref: M008008-00 Requirements: • MBChB and registered with the HPCSA • clinical skills in HIV/STI/TB management including ARV therapy • ability to manage adult and paediatric patients will be an advantage • ability to train and mentor nurses and junior staff • have good interpersonal skills • ability to work under pressure • be flexible to work at a number of sites • driver’s licence and own transport essential.
Clinical Nurse Practitioner Kuyasa Clinic • Ref: C008080-00
Professional Nurse Ikhewzi Clinic • Ref: P019074-00
Requirements: • tertiary Degree/Diploma in Nursing with relevant registration with the South African Nursing Council • minimum of 3 years’ experience • has been mentored in NIMART (Nurse Initiation and Management of Antiretroviral Therapy) and has been a nurse prescriber of ART (antiretroviral treatment) for at least 1 year • HIV/AIDS, TB and STI knowledge essential • ability to interact with a range of stakeholders, from community members to Government officials • be able to perform assigned duties in a demanding work environment • strong organizational and time management skills • understand the Department of Health, provincial and local government operations • leadership qualities and report writing skills • communication skills (verbal and written) • computer skills • willingness to travel within the District • driver’s licence and own transport essential.
Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant Luvuyo Clinic • Ref: P017003-00
Requirements: • be registered with the South African Pharmacy Council as a Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant • have at least 2 years’ working experience as a Pharmacist Assistant in community or outpatient Pharmacy setting (hospital training is an advantage) • be responsible for the dispensing of medication, as per the SAPC legal requirements • provide support and assistance to the pharmacist/s in the allocated facility • be responsible for the effective control of pharmaceutical stock and submission of stock usage reports • be responsible for record keeping and data capturing • have their own transport and be prepared to travel between sites • must have Matric Mathematics (not Mathematical Literacy) • computer literacy • must be prepared to work under the indirect supervision of a pharmacist as allowed in the GPP • must have professional indemnity. *Please quote the relevant reference number when making application* E-mail CV with contactable references, proof of registration with the relevant South African Council and a covering letter to: Recruitment@khethimpilo.org alternatively fax: (021) 410 4379. CLOSING DATE: 04 APRIL 2014. Visit our website: www.khethimpilo.org If you have not been contacted within 14 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. As we are building capacity for the Department of Health, candidates employed by DoH will not be considered. 19639KZN
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Laerskole-rugbykliniek in Stellenbosch gehou Stellenbosch Rugbyakademie bied van 2 tot 4 April (09:00 tot 13:00) ’n rugbykliniek by Laerskool Stellenbosch vir individuele spelers of spanne van graad R tot graad 7 aan. Spelers oefen in ouderdomsgroepe. Koste is R380 en sluit ’n hemp, sertifikaat en prys op laaste dag in. Spanne kry 10% afslag. Afrigters kan gratis bywoon. Die sluitingsdatum is Vrydag 28 Maart. Kontak die Rugbyakademie by 021 887 7432, of info@ stellenboschrugbyakademie.co.za, of besoek die webblad www.stellenboschrugbyacademy.co.za (documents/school clinics). Die kliniek word aangebied in samewerking met WP Rugby Kidz, die WP se amptelike rugby-ontwikkelingsprogram.
SA TROMPOPPIE: Ashlin Adams, ’n gr. 8-leerder van Hoërskool Hottentots-Holland, het haar Protea-kleure as trompoppie verwerf. Sy is gekies as lid van die SA Trompoppiespan wat gedurende Augustus vanjaar te Poréc, Kroasië, aan die Wêreldkampioenskap sal deelneem.
Juniors showcase tennis skills at Boland Mini Series Young, talented tennis players show cased tremendous skill in the Sportsmans Warehouse Boland Mini Series 1 Tennis Tournament, which took place in the Helderberg over the past two weekends. This top Tennis SA-ranking event was held at Strand Tennis Club, Recreation Tennis Club and Somerset West Country Club. Local players performed exceptionally well and featured in many of the singles and doubles finals. Special achievements: Unseeded Morné Franken from De Hoop Primary School beat number three seeded Wynand Hattingh in the boys’ u.12 singles; Philip Franken from Paul
Roos Gymnasium won the Men’s Open singles and doubles titles. Final Results: Boys’ singles: • 10 and under: Benjamin Cox beat Daniel de Necker 8-6. • 12 and under: Morné Franken beat Wynand Hattingh (3) 6-4; 6-2. • 14 and under: Aaron Marks (4) bt Tinus Lotz (8) 6-4; 3-6; 6-2. • 16 and under: Christiaan van der Wath (2) beat Charles Morkel (5) 6-1; 6-3. Boys’ doubles: • 14 and under: Ben Peterson and Markus Seele (2) beat Meyr Koen and Tinus Lotz (4) 6-0; 6-1.
Metronetbal-unie speel eerste wedstryde Die Metronetbal-unie se onlangse openingswedstryde het goed afgeloop met puik netbal wat gespeel is. Daar is verskillende afdelings waar spanne vanjaar kragte kan meet. Die eerste wedstryde se uitslae is as volg: Webstraat 8 verloor teen Classics 12, Young Stars 12 verloor teen Stomers 17, Stomers 15 verloor teen Bolswingers 17. Bolswingers wen die A- en B-afdeling en Stomers wen die C- en D-afdelings. Navrae: e-pos: firstname.lastname@example.org of bel Sanna Booysen by 076 737 0800 of Roleen by 073 948 3583.
Philip Franken from Paul Roos Gymnasium won both the Men’s Open singles and doubles titles.
Unseeded Morné Franken from De Hoop Primary School beat number 3-seed Wynand Hattingh 6-4, 6-2 in the boys’ u.12 singles. Men’s Open singles: Philip Franken (2) beat Erik Fourie (4) 6-1; 6-2. Men’s Open doubles: Jonathan Edmunds and Philip Franken beat Freddie van der Merwe and Christiaan van der Wath 6-3; 7-5. Girls’ singles: • 10 and under: Jessica Greyvenstein beat Lianke Potgieter 6-3. • 14 and under: Suzaan Janse van Vuuren beat Lara Coetzee (1) 3-6; 6-1; 6-4. • 16 and under: Cindy Dorrington (1) beat Megan Lombardi (5) 6-3; 6-3. Girls’ doubles: • 10 and under: Annelise Clur and Jessica Greyvenstein beat Megan Gibbs and Hanmare McAslin 6-4. • 16 and under: Mariette Durand and Janamart van der Merwe beat Megan Lombardi and Lize-Alet Morkel 7-6; 6-3. Women’s Open singles: Ciney Bekker (1) beat Lenka de Waal (2) 6-3; 3-6; 6-0. Women’s Open doubles: Ciney Bekker and Lienkie van der Merwe (1) beat Lisa Daniels and Donna Haycock (2) 6-0; 6-3. For Boland tennis events and entries go to www.bolandtennis.com. For TSA ranking events and entries go to www.tennissa.co.za.
Abundance of yellowtail at Struisbaai There have been a number of reports about sightings of harder shoals (mullet) in different sections of False Bay of late. Pods of dolphins have been seen feeding on these harders near Rooi-Els and off Seal Island near Wolfgat. These large shoals of harders have not been seen in False Bay for a number of years. Of the 14 species of mullet found in South African waters, the best known are the common springer, the striped mullet and the sea harder. Huge shoals of these fish travel up and down the coast from the Cape to KwaZulu-Natal. They are netted in their thousands by trek-net fishermen off the beaches in False Bay and along the West Coast. The larger harders are sold fresh, while the smaller ones are bunched together and hung out to dry and sold as bokkoms. Bokkoms are a sought-after delicacy by local fishermen, farmers and farm labourers and enjoyed by many South Africans.
There are still big shoals of mackerel around the Cape Point section of the bay. During the weekend a number of shore anglers and spinner men fished along the Strand beaches. Top spinner men such as Willie Kriegler managed to catch a few elf on spinners. Louis Theron also caught a few elf using bait while fishing on Blake’s Beach. An encouraging report was that on Sunday tunny boats boated smallish yellow fin tunny and some good size long fin tunny at the South West reef off Cape Point where the water was cleaner and warmer. Lady angler Hilary Brink of the False Bay Club caught a belman of 58 cm weighing 4 kg during a shore angling competition held at Struisbaai last weekend. The Western Province Inshore South league was fished at Struisbaai last Sunday. The weather was good and the water temperature was 21 degrees Celsius. Competition boats fished for yellowtail on the 5 mile bank and caught plenty of fish.
Lady shore angler Hilary Brink with the 4 kg belman she caught during a recent shore angling competition near Struisbaai. The competition was fished on 6 kg line and a pending new South African Junior record yellowtail of 8,26 kg was landed by Robert Dahl of Overberg Boat Club fishing on DP Burger’s boat Kingfisher. Carla Rautmann (9) fishing on her father Gus’s boat Seekat, landed a yellowtail of 7,47 kg. Gordon’s Bay angler Daniel Hughes, fishing on his boat Relentless, caught 10 fish which included four different species while crew member Constant Marais landed 10 fish comprising of three species.
Robert Dahl with his pending SA Junior record yellowtail of 8,26 kg which he caught on 6 kg line during the Western Province Inshore South league competition fished at Struisbaai last Sunday. All the competition boats did well. Kiora skippered by Earl Fenwick had two ladies fishing on his boat and they both landed yellowtail on 6 kg line. This was a great achievement by the ladies as it was the first time that they had fished in the competition. On Monday a commercial boat fishing on Rocky Bank had a full load of yellowtail while longfin tunny were landed outside the Bellows.
DistrictMail 27 March, 2014
27 March, 2014
Kranige hengelaar ons Sportster JAMEY GORDON
Athletes lining up for the 2013 Leapfrog Race.
Get ready to leap into action next weekend The ever popular annual Gordon’s Bay Leapfrog road race will be run from the Gordon’s Bay Primary School on Saturday 5 April. The 21,1 km run starts at 07:00 and the 5 km fun run at 07:30. The race is organised by the Strand Athletics Club and in 2013 it was awarded with the prestigious race of the year award. The 21,1 km is an official Western Province race, attracting top athletes from all over the Western Cape. This fast and flat route
winds its way along the beach from Gordon’s Bay to Strand, giving athletes the opportunity to run good times. Food and drinks will be on sale at the school and there will be lots of lucky draw prizes for all participants. Pre-entries can be done on www.topevents.co.za and entries will also be accepted on race day from 05:15 to 06:45. For more information, contact Kevin Wearing on 082 676 0109.
AVID BOWLER: Lavona Gordon from the Helderberg Bowling Club won the WP Novice Singles recently held in Cape Town. The Grade 12 Parel Vallei High School learner has been playing for the club for the past three years and has done the club proud.
byna agt tot 10 ure tydens hengelkompetisies langs die water gestaan en wag het vir die Kranige jong hengelaar vis om te byt. Hy sê dat hy as Schalk Burger (15) se hele oefening Vrydae vir sowat hart is in visvang. En voldrie ure na skool visvang, en gens hom, is dit die adrenatussen sewe en agt ure op ’n lien wat deur sy are pomp Saterdag en Sondag. wanneer die vis byt en uit“Dis maar een van daardie gekatrol moet word, wat dinge; hoe meer jy oefen, hoe hom gehaak hou. beter raak jy,” verduidelik hy. Die gr.10 Hoërskool Schalk se eerste kompetisie Strand-leerder het in Februawas ’n klub-hengelkompetirie as lid van die WP-span aan sie in Langebaan, Weskus die o.16 hengelkampioenwaartydens hulle sandhaaie skappe in Jeffreysbaai deelgevang het. Hy het sedertdien geneem. Schalk is een van ses aan 18 hengelkompetisies van die beste hengelaars uit deelgeneem en self twee redie agt deelnemende provinkords gebreek – hy het die sies wat vir die SA span gegrootste Kabeljou (10 kg en kies is en sal van 28 April tot 1 m lank) en Skeurtandhaai 10 Mei aan die wêreldkampi(123 kg, 1.8 m lank) in die Wesoenskappe in Frankryk deeltelike Provinsie gevang. neem. Dié hengelaar het geen Dié prestasie het hom die wenresep wat waarborg dat gesogte titel van Maartjy die vis sal vang nie. Máár maand se DistriksPos Let’s glo as jy ’n positiewe denkwyPlay Sportster besorg. se aanneem, sal die resultate Schalk vertel dat hy vanaf positief wees. vyfjarige ouderdom al begin Schalk sê sy droom is nie visvang het. Sy ma, Etrecia Kranige jong hengelaar Schalk Burger (15) is om eendag ’n beroep te maak Brink, vertel voorts dat hy as Maartmaand se DistriksPos Let’s Play Sportster. van sy hengel-loopbaan nie, klein seuntjie ’n plastiekmaar om eendag sy ervaring en stokkie gehad het waarmee hy kam- gel. “Hy het byna nooit die geleent- kennis met ander hengelaars te tig visgevang het. Sy sê hulle het gereeld saam met heid laat verbygaan as daar van vis- deel. Nes sy stiefpa, Jan Brink, Schalk se oom-hulle in Witsand va- vang gepraat word nie,” sê Etrecia. doen. “Hy is altyd daar om my reg te Schalk het die afgelope jaar en ’n kansie gehou en naweke gekuier, en Schalk was altyd bereid om sog- half as ’n lid van die Valsbaai Hen- help en raad te gee. Daar sal ure vergens baie vroeg – partymaal 03:00 gelklub ernstig van die kant af be- bygaan sonder dat ek ’n vis vang en sodra Jan vir my ’n paar wenke gee in die nag – op te staan om saam gin hengel. Dít beteken dat Schalk maklik vir vang ek ’n vis,” vertel Schalk. met sy oom op die boot te gaan hen-
SWCC face an uphill battle against Peninsula Rawson Somerset West Cricket Club’s first team will resume their two-day WPCA league match against Peninsula CC at Radloff Park on Saturday on 27 March. Peninsula won the toss and sent the home side in to bat. Rawson SWCC lost their first wicket on the third ball of the day, however David Kilian (28) and Peter Baumeister (25) steadied the ship. Number four batsman Bobby Londt had to retire on (10*) and will play no further part in this fixture. Francois Killian was the pick of the Rawson SWCC batsmen with a very well struck 53 runs, and he was well supported by debutant Abrie Du Plessis with a solid 21. SWCC ended their first innings on 182/8 in 55 overs. Peninsula started off solidly with a 40 run partnership before Francois Kilian and debutant Riyaaz Fletcher took four quick wickets between them shortly before tea. Peninsula were then reeling at 54/4. Then, as the home side did, they recovered after lunch, assisted by the SWCC fielders dropping several catches, allowing them to reach 126/4. Pierre Hurn returned to the attack with an inspired spell of swing bowling to take five wickets for 37 runs off 17 overs, to pull the home side back. Peninsula were finally dismissed for 167, leaving SWCC with a slender 15 run lead. With only four overs left in the day, the match was delicately poised. Peninsula’s bowlers
charged in and removed both openers and the night watchman for a mere 12 runs. Other results: Rawson SWCCs u.11s travelled to Durbanville on Thursday to compete in the final Nitebash series match. The u.11 Eagles lost all three of their matches, two narrowly to be knocked out after the round robin stage. The u.11 Falcons won two of their matches and tied one to top their pool. They seemed to lose concentration in their semi-final and allowed their opposition to snatch a dramatic win. Brilliant batting by James Royden-Turner, Ronan King, Armand Burger and Arden Scholtz, along with some tidy bowling by Liam Bayer and Daashay Reddy sewed up the match. The u.11 Hawks battled with consistency losing one game and winning two to progress to the semi-finals. They struggled with the pitch conditions in their semi-final game, playing under lights with dew causing the ball to bounce inconsistently. They just could not mount any challenge and were eliminated. The Rawson SWCC u.12 and u.13 sides will be facing the Desert Cubs Academy from Dubai at Radloff Park on Sunday. There will also be an invitational match between the Desert Cubs ladies and an SWCC Invitational ladies side.
Three swimmers from the Strand Masters group excelled at the SA Masters Swimming Nationals held in Bloemfontein from 12-16 March. The local swimmers, who represented the Cape Town Masters, are (from left) Jean Degenaar, gold medal in the 3 km open water swim and 400 m individual medley, silver medals in the 200 m individual medley, 100 m butterfly, 50 m butterfly and bronze medals in the 100 m and 200 m backstroke; Santa van Jaarsveld, gold medals in the 50 m,100 m and 200 m breaststroke, a silver medal in the 50 m freestyle, and she qualified for SA colours and smashed two SA records, and Maritza Breytenbach, who won bronze in the 1 km open water swim. The Cape Town Masters won the trophy for the most points per swimmer and the Western Cape won the regional trophy. The SA Masters Swimming Championships will be held in Johannesburg next year. Anyone wanting to join Masters Swimming may contact Jean Degenaar at the Strand indoor pool on Mondays to Thursdays between 18:30 and 19:30. PHOTO: MARC DEGENAAR
SOMERSET-WES SE TROTS: Die SA Laerskole Atletiekkampioenskappe is vanaf 21 tot 22 Maart in Paarl gehou. Jesse Linders en Caitlin Isaacs van Primêre Skool Somerset-Wes het die Weskaapse Laerskole Atletiekspan verteenwoordig. By die byeenkoms het Jesse die 7de plek in die 200 m hekkies vir seuns 13-jaar behaal. Caitlin Isaacs was een van die sterre in die Wes-Kaapspan en het ’n silwer medalje in die 150 m asook ’n brons medalje in die 100 m vir dogters 12-jaar behaal. In die 150 m het sy ook die SA Laerskole-rekord verbeter. Aan die einde van die byeenkoms is Caitlin se prestasie in die 150 m ook as die tweede beste prestasie van die kampioenskappe aangewys.
LEAGUE WINNERS: Somerset West Bowls Club’s (SWBC) women took first and second place in the Hottentots Holland Provan Bowls league. The women competed against the five other bowls sides from the Helderberg area in the tournament, which was run over seven weeks. The winner’s trophy was presented by the president of Hottentots Holland Bowls Association, Hennie Haynes, after the final day’s play at Somerset West Bowls Club. SWBC holds a free clinic every Saturday morning between 09:00 and 11:00. Anyone interested in playing bowls is invited to attend these clinics. For more information contact Pete on 021 851 8819.
27 March, 2014
Helderberg book their place in final H’berg v St Georges in vriendskapstryd
Helderberg beat Green Point by 46 runs in their much anticipated semi-final one-day match played at the Helderzicht sports grounds on Saturday. Green Point, who complained about the preparation of the pitch when they batted first in the two-day competition earlier in the season, this time around had the luck of the coin toss on their side and asked their hosts to bat first. With five regular players not available the hosts found themselves “a bit thin” in the batting department. The pitch did play a few tricks but it was the patience of captain Stephen Southey (37) who led his team to a respectable total of 113. Green Point had 20 minutes to bat until lunch and were 27/0 after 7 overs. Some encouraging words from the captain and some new found energy from the players soon resulted in Christo Southey taking the first wicket straight after lunch. Just two balls after this Lian Jacobs ran out another batsman after a brilliant piece of fielding. This saw the visitors on 27/2, which soon became 34/5 when Michael Osborn was introduced to the attack. Green Point were bowled out shortly afterwards for 67. Helderberg’s stand out bowlers were Christo Southey 5/20, Michael Osborn 2/11 and Cody Davids 2/20. Helderberg’s first team will have to play
Helderberg Cricket Club’s first team players who booked themselves a final in the WPCC 1C league one dayer are: (back, from left) Grant Moss, Gary-Jon Sylvester, Liaan Jacobs, Cody Davids, Stephan Southy, Michael Osbourne and Christo Southy. In front are Larry Morkel, Malcolm Stuurman, Vincent Castle and Adrian van Reenen.
PHOTO: PETER BEE
out of their skin to beat Avendale for top spot in the WPCC 1 C two-day league and promotion to the 1 B league when their match resumes on Saturday. Last week Helderberg won the toss and asked the hosts to bat first. Avendale were restricted to 133 thanks to some great bowling by Lian Jacobs 4/24, Christo Southey 2/24 and Adi van Reenen 2/23. Then on the day when the batsmen really
needed to step up to the plate, as they have the whole season, they failed dismally. It was only Larry Morkel (25) who stood his ground around his team mates who were bowled out for 64. Disappointed they took the field again hoping for a miracle. Christo Southey struck twice and Adi van Reenen once in quick succession but Avendale’s batsmen patiently backed themselves and at stumps had a lead of 163 with seven batsmen remaining.
T20 format has put a whole different spin on cricket Twenty20 cricket has reached fever pitch with the start of the T20 cricket world cup in Bangladesh. South Africa have played their first two games with mixed success. The Proteas did not have the best of T20 series against Australia and will have a lot to do to try and make it deep into the tournament. With their win over New Zealand they now have a good chance to make the semis, but a lot of hard work lies ahead. T20 however has really taken off and has put a whole different spin on cricket. There is a lot more money in cricket due to this. The IPL is at the forefront of this, paying players millions to compete. Players like Chris Gayle, David Warner, AB de Villiers, David Miller and Lasith Mallinga have become household names in T20.
I believe it is great for cricket and has brought in many new spectators. Test cricket remains however the ultimate test for any cricketer, but T20 was necessary to bring in the crowds. It has also been a massive hit in the Helderberg. We have seen the annual Somerset College T20 tournament go from strength to strength and attract some of the best young players around. The WPCA also started a new initiative by playing all the different league T20 finals at Newlands. Local clubs like Helderberg and Somerset West have benefited from this and have played a number of T20 league finals at Newlands over the last few seasons – a fantastic experience for the players. T20 cricket has however caused a bit of a headache from a coaching point of view. Many
children watch their heroes play outrageous cricket shots on TV and then try and copy them at school. I try to remind them that the players on TV play cricket for a living and practise every single day. It is important to learn the basics first before trying to play different extravagant shots. Let’s hope that the Proteas can make us proud during this world cup. The fact that we are not going in as one of the favourites may take that extra bit of pressure of us. Good luck boys!!
In ’n geskiedkundige eerste vriendskaplike rugbywedstryd tussen Helderberg en St. Georges, wat Woensdagaand op Charles Morke-stadion plaasgevind het, het die tuisspan met 29-15 gewen. Helderberg het die wedstryd sonder ses van sy bestes aangepak en die besoekers was ook nie op vol sterkte nie. Die eerste helfte het in die guns van die tuisspan verloop, wat die voorspelerstryd gedomineer het. Die eerste drie is deur Helderberg se flank Buzwe Landiwe gedruk en hierna het die skitterende agsteman JP Crafford ’n driekuns drieë ingeryg. Senter Andrew Norton het twee hiervan verdoel. St. Georges het geantwoord met ’n strafdoel van losskakel Morné Adams en ’n drie deur sy flank Alvino Anthony. Die rustydtelling was 24-8 in die tuisspan se guns. In ’n stiller tweede helfte het sake meer gelykop verloop, met slegs ’n drie vir elke span. Vir Helderberg het die flank Wikus van Staden hul vyfde drie gedruk terwyl Errol Philander vir St. Georges gaan druk het. Adams het verdoel om die eindtelling op 29-15 te staan te bring. Vir die tuisspan het sy kaptein en slot De Wet Neethling die lynstane gedomineer, terwyl no. 8 JP Crafford uitgeblink het as skakel tussen die voor- en agterspelers. Agterlangs was heelagter Errol Jaggers weereens op sy stukke. St. Georges se beste voorspelers was sy slot Trevino Alfestus en sy flank Alvino Anthony. Michael Lameyer het op die regtervleuel telkens gevaarlik gelyk en die plaasvervanger-senter Salie Rhoda het ook die oog gevang met slim spel. Saterdag hou die Top 35 ’n spanbou/oefening op Riebeeck-Wes. Vrydagaand speel Helderberg tuis teen Kraaifontein met sy o. 23’s, vierde span en o. 20’s. Die wedstryde begin om 19:00. Ander uitslae: Helderberg II 22 St. Georges 14; Helderberg III 27 St. Georges 5; Helderberg o. 20A 27 St. Georges 14; Crusaders 21 Raithby II 27.
sURF Lifesavers from clubs all over the country charge into the sea for knee-board race during the national surf lifesaving championships hosted by Strand Surf Lifesaving Club from 19 to 22 March. PHOTO: PETER BEE
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED BY STRAND SURF LIFESAVING CLUB
Strand lifesavers excel Crowds of watersport enthusiasts flocked to Strand beach for some thrilling water action provided by the junior and senior national lifesaving championships, which were hosted by Strand Surf Lifesaving Club from 19 to 22 March.
Strand’s junior squad showcased tremendous skill and claimed an overall seventh place out of 21 clubs who competed in the event. Medals were awarded to the following Strand juniors: Under 15:
Barret de Williers – first: beach run. Josh Anderson – third: beach run; beach flags. Shaunte Fooy, Megan Kreft, Demi Shokkos and Tessa van der Westhuizen – third: junior tube rescue. Megan Kreft – second: beach run. Renaldo Furnell – second: beach run. Reece English – third: beach run. Strand’s Masters squad also did their club proud with some sterling performances. The Strand Masters results are as follows:
Shandor Cylvan: 1st mixed double skis; 2nd flags; 2nd board; 3rd beach relay; 2nd surf ski. Daantjie Malan: 1st double ski; 1st single ski; 2nd long run; 3rd flags; 3rd sprints; 3rd malibu. Jamii Hamlin: 1st single ski; 2nd board. Mias van der Westuizen: 1st single ski; 1st double ski. Congratulations to Fish Hoek Surf for winning both the senior and junior sections of the 2104 SA Surf National Championships, and Marine Surf and Durban Surf with their sec-
ond and third places. Club attendance and standing at the end of the event were: Senior points: 1. Fish Hoek 345 2. Marine 262 3. Durban Surf 140 4. Suncoast Pirates 84 5. Llandudno 64 Junior points: 1. Fish Hoek 512 2. Durban Surf 287 3. Marine 278 4. King’s Beach 260 5. Summerstrand 218
6. Big Bay 118 7. Strand 99 8. East London 75 9. Suncoast Pirates 74 10. Llandudno 70 11. Clifton 63 12. Winklespruit 55 13. Strandfontein 48 14. False Bay 40 14. Woodridge 40 15. Milnerton 7 15. Umhlanga Rocks 7 16. Mossel Bay 6 17. Monwabisi 2 18. Bellville 1
Published on Apr 3, 2014