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Soos Casper se Oom Kalliemarie sou sê, “In my jong dae...!” is ons gereeld deur ons ouers gewaarsku en met ’n pakslae gedreig voordat ons by ’n supermark of ’n winkel ingestap het, “… EN JY VAT AAN NIKS!”. Vandaar die naam die Vataaniks winkels. Ons het geweet, as ons dit sou waag het om iets op te tel en daarmee te speel sou ons agterstewes daar en dan gebrand het. Dit wil voorkom of daar deesdae sekere kinders is wat vrye teuels het as hulle saam met ma of pa winkel toe gaan. Deesdae het feitlik al die supermarkte en gerieflikheidswinkels rye met rakke vol lekkergoed en ander goeters voor die betaalpunte wat mens uitlok met impulsiewe aankope en die fynbeplande

begroting aan flarde skiet. Nou sien ons hoe Kleinding op en af by die rakke hardloop en aan alles en wat nog vat, omkeer en deurmekaar maak terwyl Mamma staan en toekyk. Elke keer as Kleinding na haar toe aangehardloop kom met nog ’n (duur) sjokolade of ’n item waarvan hy nie die vaagste benul het wat binne die aantreklik gekleurde omhulsel is nie, sê sy koel en kalm, “Sit terug, Liefie.” Dan sal Kleinding dit wel terugsit, maar sommer op enige plek of dit ewe kordaat op die vloer neergooi. Hy lyk naderhand soos ’n pianis Maestro wat ’n Concerto uitvoer in die Carnegie Hall soos wat die armpies en hande op en af op die rakke beweeg, sjokolade

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steamy facecloth. Wait a moment as the lovely steam opens the pores and the oil lifts off any impurities and make-up. (No need for a separate make-up remover) The fibre of the face cloth is the only exfoliator you need. Gently rub neck and face. Your skin feels soooo good after this. A thin film of oil remains. No need to moisturize, unless you have very dry skin. Within 2 weeks you will see a marked improvement in skin texture, with blackheads disappearing. In the morning, gently wipe the sleep out of your eyes, brush teeth, apply makeup and you are good to go. Of course, only after your 10 minute cuddle with your kids!

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Thursday 12 July: Temperatures: Minimum 3. Maximum 18. Weather: Clear skies in the morning becoming partly cloudy. Clear in the evening. Wind: Light North-Westerly becoming Westerly. Friday 13 July: Temperatures: Minimum 3. Maximum 16. Weather: Clear skies. Wind: Light Westerly. Saturday 14 July: Temperatures: Minimum 2. Maximum 12. Weather: Clear skies in the morning otherwise 30% chance of showers and thundershowers in the evening. Wind: Calm and variable becoming light North-Westerly in the evening. Sunday 15 July: Temperatures: Minimum 2. Maximum 8. Weather: Partly cloudy in the morning otherwise 30% chance of showers and thundershowers in the evening. Wind: Light Easterly.

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BARBERTON MAKHONJWA MOUNTAINS ……Part of UNESCO’s world heritage

The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains have been inscribed on the prestigious World Heritage List after the decision was taken by the 42nd United Nations Educational‚ Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) World Heritage Committee‚ meeting in Bahrain on Monday, 2 July. There are now 10 World Heritage Sites in South Africa (the most in Africa). This inscription inaugurates Mpumalanga into the list of provinces that are home to World Heritage Sites‚ which are: Robben Island (Western Cape), Cape Floral Region Protected Areas (Western Cape and Eastern Cape)‚ Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape (Limpopo)‚ Vredefort Dome (Free State and North-West)‚ Maloti Drakensberg Park and Isimangaliso Wetland Park (KwaZuluNatal), Fossil Hominid Sites of SA (Gauteng, North-West and Limpopo) and Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape and Khomani Cultural Landscape (Northern Cape). Sites that are deemed World Heritage Sites are recognised as having global historical or environmental significance‚ may signify a phenomenal achievement of humanity‚ or reveal ancient civilisations. The recognition allows the country to access funds for conservation from the World Heritage Fund and may increase tourism to the area. To be accepted onto the list‚ a country must meet stringent criteria and show how the site will be conserved. The mountains in Mpumalanga are thought to be one of the oldest sites on Earth‚ with its volcanic rocks estimated to be between 3.2 and 3.6billion years old. The mountains are also believed to contain the oldest signs of life‚ with a micro fossil of bacteria discovered there that is estimated to be 3.1billion years old. Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains are situated in the North-Eastern part of South Africa, the site

comprises 40% of the Barberton Greenstone Belt, one of the world’s oldest geological structures. The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains represents the best-preserved succession of volcanic and sedimentary rock dating back 3.6 to 3.25billion years, when the first continents were starting to form on the primitive Earth. It features meteorimpact fallback breccias resulting from the impact of meteorites formed just after the Great Bombardment (4.6 to 3.8billion years ago). Starting at the South Africa/Swaziland boundary trig beacon at Bearded Man, the boundary follows the international boundary South-West to Emlembe mountain, then Southwards until it crosses the Komati River. It then follows the Komati River to the West of Ekulindeni village and then along the Songimvelo Nature Reserve Southern boundary game fence to a point on the main road where it crosses an Eastern tributary of the Sandspruit River near Enkhaba Village. Here it turns North along the Songimvelo Nature Reserve (NR) boundary to the main entrance gate and further West and North until it returns to the Komati River. It continues from here Westwards to include the Nkomazi NR and farming land up to the R38 just North of Badplaas, then returning Eastwards to include the Queens River NR and part of the Southern part of Barberton NR (Mountainlands) and back to the starting point. Geologists have been visiting the area for many years; fascinated by this beautiful roughribbed landscape and the natural treasure it houses. However, the roads department can be thanked for exposing its true value. The ugly scars created by blasting became a visual canvas for geologists as they exposed layered microbe-formed deposits built by microscopic fossils. The Barberton-Makhonjwa Geotrail was developed as a means of making the fascinating

process that started about 10 years ago. secrets of these mountains accessible to and “Tourism has got the biggest potential for easily understood by the public. The Geotrail employment and the creation of employment forms part of the Genesis Route and is one of three projects recently launched that are designed and the creation of businesses above all other industries in the area,” said Mr Athol Stark, to revitalise tourism to the area. Chairman of Highveld Tourism. The Geotrail is a 37 kilometre self-drive trail He also added that this gives incredible that begins in the town of Barberton and takes recognition of everything that’s on offer in you up a steep and winding tarred road to where Mpumalanga. Not only will tourists now visit it ends just before the Bulembu Border Gate the Kruger Park, they’ll make the extra hour (Swaziland). A dozen roadside lay-byes have drive to see an international world heritage site. been beautifully landscaped and incorporate All this will also have a positive impact on all the strikingly attractive interpretative panels that services surrounding the site which include basic explain the views and rocks and their remarkable services, accommodation and other activities on story of early earth. The site descriptions are offer in the area and the benefits for the town artistic masterpieces designed to be read and of Barberton being on the world calendar are easily understood by all visitors to the geosites; endless. the idea being to broaden its appeal to a worldwide audience. Known by geologists as the Barberton Greenstone Belt, it’s not just a wonderland for rockjunkies. The region is exceptionally rich in plant and animal life. Rare species of fauna lie tucked away in the vast mountain land and scores of birders come looking for elusive species. About a third of the proclaimed area falls into the Highveld Tourism area that begins just outside Badplaas and news of the adoption by UNESCO was welcomed The site contains the best preserved, oldest sequence of by their members in the volcanic and sedimentary rocks on Earth. Seen here: Pillow Badplaas area that have basalt and minor massive basalt. © Dion Brandt been involved in the

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#Jokes #Grappe Way too expensive

Van husse met lang ore, the truth en daai laaste toffie

I just got a photo from a speeding camera through the mail. I sent it right back – way too expensive and really bad quality.

In my kinderjare was dit ’n geval van kinders word gesien en nie gehoor nie. Tande tel was uit soos koekies in die weeshuis, nuuskierige agies kry pyn op hulle magies en as jy gevra het wat vir aandete is, het ma net gesê “husse met langore.” Soos dit vir my lyk het vandag se kinders dit baie makliker as wat ons geslag dit gehad het. Maar as ek na oupa se stories luister het ons net maanskyn en rose gehad. Oupa het altyd vertel dat hulle elke dag moes skool toe loop, hulle het nie karre gehad soos my ouers nie en die busdienste was nog nie eers uitgedink nie, en al was daar busdienste was daar nie geld vir die kaartjies nie. Oupa het ons vertel dat hulle elke dag in die winter in voetdiepte sneeu, die 4 km skool toe moes stap en in die middae in bloedige hitte van 40 grade, die 7km huis toe moes loop. Ek wou altyd vra hoe kan dit dan verder huis toe wees as kool toe. Die 40 grade kon ek nog amper glo, maar oupa het in die Kalahari grootgeword waar dit nooit sneeu nie en as dit gesneeu het kon dit nie meer as 1 cm dik gewees het nie. As ek vandag terug dink, oupa was in my kinderjare al baie oud, ek dink hy het so bietjie aangedik, maar ek sal dit nooit in die openbaar erken nie, netnou vind pa uit, dan brand my agterstewe weer omdat ek so hans is om te kan dink dat oupa nie “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” vertel het nie. Maar een storie van oupa sal ek nooit vergeet nie. Hy het vertel dat ou dominees Du Plooy een maand met die nagmaal huisbesoek vir hulle as kinders elkeen ‘n toffie gebring het. Dit was die depressie jare en geld was maar skraps, selfs in die pastorie. So toffies was ’n luuksheid in alle huishoudings. Die “treat” van toffies in oupa hulle se huis was reguit van die hemel gestuur. Ou dominees Du Plooy het nader aan emeriteer gestaan as aan 60, so hy het soms maar so bietjie vergeet hoeveel kinders in elke huishouding is. So gebeur dit toe dat ou dominees een toffie te min bring en die kinders besluit dat ouderdom die oorhand sal kry en dus kry die oudste 8 kinders elk ’n toffie en die jongste, Grieta, moet droëbek toekyk. Skielik begin oom Hannes, wat toe net so onder tien jaar oud was verstik aan sy toffie, want kyk as jy nie vinnig genoeg jou toffie in jou mond kry nie, is jy hom kwyt. Dis in sy haastigheid om sy toffie in te kry, dat oom Hannes begin

Hoe om te kyk hoe oud jy is

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Questions without answers

Why do we call them restrooms when no one goes there to rest? Why do we have hot water heaters when hot water doesn’t need to be heated? If you pamper a cow, do you get spoiled milk? Why do you give your two cents worth when it’s only a penny for your thoughts? Restaurant rules - No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service. What if someone goes in with No Pants? Would the restaurant serve them? When the French swear do they say pardon my English?

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Chrissiesmeer Crane Festival around the corner The time has come once again for us to celebrate our beautiful winged friends! The town of Chrissiesmeer in association with EWT, would like to invite you to a day of arts, crafts, entertainment and more in an effort to help raise awareness and support for some of South Africa’s most iconic birdlife! Cranes usually move locally in search of breeding, roosting and feeding grounds but during winter they gather in a big flock! They do this to socialise and bring the young ones to a flock to be recruited so when the time comes for the adult cranes to leave and start breeding their young remain in the floating flock. These floating flocks act as daycare facilities for the cranes and it is truly a sight to behold! Our event kicks off on Friday, 20 July with welcoming drinks at the historical Billiard Room restaurant, followed by the ¬first general birding trip of our festival. This general birding trip is by booking only and is focused on the variety of grassland and water birds that call the South African Lake District home. After a bonfire is lit, guests are welcome to attend dinner and cocktails during the EWT/BIRDLIFE talk. On Saturday the 21st our main festival starts with the morning crane viewing trip, guided by EWT, and a buffet breakfast at the Billiard Room during which exhibitors set up their stalls in preparation for festivities to come. At 10:00 the gates open and guests are welcomed to a day of live performing acts, games, arts and crafts, kid’s entertainment and more! Finally we end the festivities with sundowners on the shore of Lake Chrissie, hosted by the Gin Shop, and

the Saturday night “Duif Skiet” Dance! Exhibition space are still available as follows: Covered Stands - There are 16 (2mx2m) stands, with power point, available under a stretch ceiling. Each exhibiting party is responsible for the layout and set-up of their designated stand. Exhibitors will as a result supply own furniture, equipment and branding. Open-Air Stands - Additional (Self Sufficient) exhibitors are welcome to set-up outside of the main exhibition area (with organizer permission). We would be honored by your participation in our event and hope to hear from you soonest! For any additional information, please contact Chris at jchechterdesign@gmail.com or 061 588 9198. Chris Hechter

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A thank you to our men in blue

My heart sank when I discovered one morning about a month ago that my Bakkie had been stolen from my backyard the previous night. Angered and with not much faith in the system I called the police with the belief that they wouldn’t be able to do much. To my surprise two young constables, Prince Shongwe and Ashley Magro arrived soon after I lodged my complaint. With a negative attitude I told them that there was no way I would ever get my vehicle back.

But these two constables remained friendly, calm and positive throughout and Const. Shongwe assured me that they would do everything in their power to find my Bakkie. A month later they found my Bakkie, all due to their positive attitude and dedication to serve the community. Today I would like to thank them for allowing me the opportunity to view our men in blue in a positive light again. Thank you and well done! Callie Engelbrecht

Callie Engelbrecht (middle) with Const. Prince Shongwe and Const. Ashley Magro.

Uitdagende marktoestande – wat is die beste manier om dit aan te pak? Ons het al almal die gesegde gehoor: “Dis tyd in die mark – en nie marktydsberekening nie – wat tel." Wat beteken dit egter in die praktyk, en hoe affekteer marktydsberekening jou beleggings? Menslike emosies Johan Strydom, finansiële adviseur van Sanlam, sê mense het 'n emosionele band met geld omdat hulle so hard werk om geld te verdien. Onbestendige markte kan natuurlik paniek veroorsaak, veral wanneer ons die waarde van ons beleggings sien val. Dit is egter nie die tyd om paniekerig te raak nie, en ook nie die tyd om emosionele besluite te neem nie. Niemand kan seker wees oor hoe markte in die toekoms gaan presteer of hoe opbrengste vir die verskillende bateklasse (bv. eiendom, aandele, effekte en kontant) gaan lyk nie, maar waarvan ons wel seker kan wees, is dat onbestendigheid konstant is. In hierdie onseker tye moet beleggers 'n baie belangrike besluit neem – om steeds hul beleggings in die markte te hou en die strawwe ekonomiese klimaat te trotseer, of om eerder na kontant om te skakel. Marktydsberekening is prakties onmoontlik Adviseur Johan sê volgens Glacier deur Sanlam moet 'n mens onthou dat kontant 'n belegger se koopkrag verminder nadat belastings en inflasie in ag geneem is. Beleggers wat hul beleggings na kontant wil omskakel, moet ook hul marktydsberekening regkry – iets waarop selfs beleggingsdeskundiges nie kan aanspraak maak dat hulle dit altyd regkry nie. Wanneer beleggers marktydsberekening probeer toepas, moet hulle dit twee keer regkry – eers om te besluit wanneer om na kontant om te skakel, en dan wanneer om weer terug te skakel na groeibates. Verkeerde marktydsberekening kan jou duur te staan kom Aangesien dit prakties onmoontlik is om te voorspel wanneer om om te skakel, sal beleggers heel waarskynlik van die beste dae in die mark misloop. Selfs al mis jy net 'n paar van die beste dae, kan dit 'n blywende uitwerking op jou portefeulje-opbrengste hê. Groeibates presteer beter oor die lang termyn Syfers van Glacier se navorsingspan toon dat SA kontant slegs een keer gedurende die tydperk 2001 tot 2017 SA aandele en SA effekte kon klop. Wat moet beleggers doen? • Moenie tydsberekening op die mark probeer toepas nie. • Moenie emosionele besluite op grond van korttermyn-onsekerheid neem nie. • Onthou dat groeibates 'n beter gemiddelde opbrengs oor die lang termyn (minstens vyf jaar, ideaal gesproke tien jaar) sal lewer. • Verstaan jou langtermynbeleggingsplan... en hou daarby. • Wees gedissiplineerd en bly belê. • Kry die advies en bystand van 'n gelisensieerde finansiële adviseur wat jou kan help om 'n beleggingsplan op te stel wat op jou finansiële behoeftes en risiko-aptyt gegrond is. Kontak Johan Strydom by Kosmos BlouSter Finansiële Adviesdienste op 017 811 2155 / 082 871 2648 of johan@kosmosbluestar.co.za

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#Let’s Talk Life!

Life vs death

Just like birth, death is the other side of life’s coin. Death is an inevitable part of our life so even though it is a very difficult concept for us as human beings to comprehend, let us talk about how we can try and make sense of what remains behind after death. Losing a loved one is not easy but finding comfort and solace in the fact that when you lose someone you do not lose the love because even in death love remains. So when a person dies they are not taking their love away with them, because love never dies. Loved ones leave their love behind and that is the love you need to hold onto and cherish and honour in that person‘s name, because that is what they would love for you to do after they pass on. The person you have lost has journeyed into a different realm, a soul journey that continues for them,

as the body is just but a vehicle for the soul. The love that you shared and gave to that person continues to journey with them into their next realm. So if it is of any consolation to you, remember that even in death love remains, and love never dies because it stays forever in your heart. You don’t have to deal with your loss on your own. Seek help when you feel you can’t deal with death, depression, anger and anxiety. Talking to someone may just give you the relief and release you need to move on, knowing that you still have their Love even though they are not present. Love and Blessings Shereen Dindar Body Mind Counselling Centre Shereen Dindar +2782 699 7207 Shelly Roets +2784 414 4427

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#Recipe #Resep Hot Chocolate with a twist

First: Make Basic Hot Chocolate Sauce Serves 2 | Preparation time 15 minutes What you’ll need: 250g dark chocolate, roughly chopped What to do: Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate pieces, remove from the heat and stir gently until the mixture is silky. Second: Add your creamy flavoured milk. Try this luscious flavours to take things to the next level. What you’ll need: 200ml cream 200ml milk 4 cardamom pods (‘bruise’ them by squashing gently in a pestle and mortar or with the back of a spoon so that they crack open and release their flavour) ½ cinnamon stick ½tsp vanilla paste 3-4 cloves. What to do: In a medium-sized pot or microwave-proof

jug, add the spices and the cream/milk and heat until just before boiling point. During this time, spoon 3-4 Tbsp melted chocolate into each of your two mugs. Then divide the heated cream/milk mixture into each mug, pouring through a sieve to catch the spices. Stir and enjoy.

#MyBagsArePacked Family feasting fun… Today I am going to share some of our personal family feasting fun experiences. But first, as promised, one of my bucket list items… When we were in Milan, I heard about “Dining in the dark” but as it was fully booked, we missed out! It originates from Zurich, Switzerland, started by Jorge Spielmann, who was blind. This is an experience like no other as you are led into a dark room where you are often served by visually impaired/blind waitrons. The whole idea is to remove the visual sense so that you can rely on all your other senses, which will then be heightened, in order to have a gastronomic experience. Relying on smell, feel and taste, thus apparently totally changing the flavour as you no longer have your eyes to pre-judge what you are eating. Once your waitron has led you to your table and helped you locate and stabilize your food and drinks, you are on your own to explore what you are eating. Many also report on having an experience that gave

them a much-needed perspective in life. To me, this sounds like an extremely fun experience and after some research, I have discovered that you can actually have this experience in Pretoria and Johannesburg as well. Here are some of the fun and unique places we have dined at as a family: Restaurant at the end of the galaxy – This is situated at ‘Infinity’ on the Gold Coast, Australia and after a fun day experiencing a “unique and mind-blowing journey into spectacular, futuristic maze-like worlds of wonder. An extraordinary series of 20 multi-sensual environments filled with unique special effects, emotive atmospheric sound fields, sensuous aromas, ultra-groovy music and amazing spectacular illusions that appear to go all the way to infinity,” we had an interesting and fun evening in the restaurant where the food and drinks had an outer space / alien theme with flashing lights in them and weird coloured mocktails,

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twirly potato chips, alien looking food and ordinary things made to look extraterrestrial! A total fun-day etched in our memories forever! Australian outback experience – this was a feast for the eyes and the tummy as you sit at long tables in a huge arena, similar to a sports field, for a spectacular show on the history and culture of the whole of Australia, accompanied by tasty traditional food and drinks. Something that totally impressed us, was the fact that they served thousands of people a hot meal within a 10 minute period, organization and execution as never seen before! Singapore – on a brief 3 day stop over trip to Singapore, we were privileged to have a local guide for the entire period, who took us to all the ‘non-tourist’ places to experience the food just like the locals enjoy! It was a total culture immersion exercise with types of seafood that we had not dared to eat before but is the norm there and the benefit? No exorbitant restaurant bills but reasonably priced meals that were flavourful and interesting all at the same time! Consider this when next you are in a culturally different location as it is well worth it. When Athol

and I visited Malaysia we also tried out local hotspots rather than the touristy restaurants but I was very happy that I had chosen to only eat the rice when we discovered afterwards that “field chicken” referred to the frogs they caught in the rice fields! Athol however, being a chef and more adventurous, had eaten it and had thoroughly enjoyed it! When in the USA, burgers are the biggest and years ago, before ‘big’ burgers hit the shores of South Africa, the biggest burger we experienced was at a place called “T-Rex” where my son, Richard, felt totally overwhelmed by the size of the burger. The one thing that the Americans, and especially Disney, has mastered, is the theming of their restaurants and the awesome life size dinosaurs at T-Rex was no exception, complete with sound effects etc! My most ‘awesome’ experience though, was having lunch above the clouds in Switzerland, where you can choose to eat outside (not a good idea in winter) or in the cozy restaurant situated on top of Pilatus Mountain, accessible only by a Vernacular (in winter) or Cable Car (in summer). The awesome view and being able to experience this with my best friend and love of my life just made it even more spectacular! So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and join me! Bon Voyage, Melinda Stark 079 887 1170 Genl Hertzog Straat 47 Ermelo 071 642 9339 kietteadm@gmail.com

Buitelandse dividende verdien - Enige belasbare buitelandse dividende is onderhewig aan 'n maksimum effektiewe koers van 20%, wat soos volg bereken word: ♦ Natuurlike persone : 25/45 x dividend ♦ Maatskappye, bestorwe boedels, insolvente boedels en trusts: 18/28 x dividend - Buitelandse dividende is vrygestel in sekere gevalle, bv: ♦ Deelname vrystelling indien die persoon ten minste 10% aandeelhouding en stemregte besit in die maatskappy wat die buitelandse dividend verklaar ♦ Waar die aandeelhouer 'n maatskappy en inwoner in dieselfde land as buitelandse maatskappy is wat die dividend verklaar of betaal ♦ Dividende ontvang vanaf 'n Beheerde Buitelande Maatskappy (CFC) wat reeds belas is in die hande van die belastingbetaler toe winste die eerste keer gemaak is ♦ Dividende van enige buitelandse aandele gelys op die JSE aandelebeurs, wat nie 'n dividend in specie is nie ♦ Buitelandse dividende ontvang of opgeloop deur 'n maatskappy wat 'n inwoner is ten opsigte van 'n buitelands genoteerde aandeel op die JSE en 'n dividend in specie is Buitelandse rente verdien - Alle buitelandse rente is wel belasbaar Buitelandse handels aktiwiteite - Indien 'n Suid-Afrikaanse inwoner 'n besigheid buite die land se grense bedryf as eenmansaak, sal die belasbare inkomste van die bedryf in dieselfde manier as binnelandse inkomste bepaal word, en dit moet omgeskakel word na Suid-Afrikaanse Rand. Indien daar 'n verlies is, mag dit teen ander buitelandse inkomste verreken word, maar dit mag nie teen binnelanse inkomste verreken word nie Buitelandse vergoeding Enige vorm van vergoeding wat ontvang of opgeloop word deur 'n werknemer, vir dienste gelewer buite die Republiek deur daardie werknemer, sal vrygestel wees van normale belasting, indien die werknemer buite die Republiek was: - vir 'n periode of periodes wat 183 volle dae oorskry in 'n tydperk van 12 maande; en - vir 'n aaneenlopende periode wat 60 volle dae oorskry gedurende die tydperk van 12 maande


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A wedding jewel in the heart of the Highveld Perdekraal Wedding Venue, located just outside of Ermelo on the road to Amersfoort has been entered into the Top Vendor Wedding Awards competition. Support our local Venue by voting for Perdekraal. Perdekraal is unique in that they have successfully managed to combine an old fashioned farm style with a more modern day classic elegance. It is the most romantic and exclusive setting for a truly memorable, dream wedding. Horses and multi coloured Nguni Cattle can be seen roaming throughout the farm. The bridal couple can even choose where they would like them to be, whether it is 150 horses running at a special moment or just grazing in the background. There are also horse carriages and old-school donkey carts; they can even be used to transport your guests from the parking area to the ceremony area. Pony rides for the children are also available. The venue itself comprises an age-old milk shed that has been transformed into an exquisite reception hall. Adjacent to the main venue is a more intimate living room for smaller events, buffet area or to serve as a sitting room for those whose legs need a rest from all the dancing. Most of the structure has been left untouched, leaving intact that special old-world feeling. It took almost 100 years for these walls to age into the majestic artwork it is today. The dining room which accommodates up to two hundred guests, is filled with romance and the most exquisite Afro-French Baroque décor. Antique wooden tables, each piece unique with its own history or if you rather prefer, they also offer tables with two choices of tablecloths, replicas of antique Victorian cutlery, a variety of table décor, Persian carpets, wooden easels, a range of chargers and rustic curly iron trees are just a few things that Perdekraal has to offer. The bar area has a cigar lounge feel, that’s complemented by dark, polished wood and leather couches. Comfortable lounge areas can be found throughout the establishment. Overlooking the swimming pool and the fairy-tale garden is the 100 year old sandstone school that was converted into two beautiful suites. Perdekraal also has two luxurious chalets and a spacious family room. All suites and chalets come fully equipped with a fridge, tea and coffee facilities as well as a braai area. The venue is very close to town and once a booking has been made you will receive a list of recommended accommodation and trusted suppliers. Perdekraal is available for exclusive use. To provide the best service possible, only one wedding per weekend is accepted. It is the perfect location for your dream celebration! “Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale” – Anonymous. Visit their website to investigate this jewel of a venue at www. perdekraal.co.za and vote for them at the Top Vendor Wedding Awards website. To vote follow the link and instructions: http://www.topvendorweddingawards.co.za/voting2018_venue_ business.html - scroll to the “Country Wedding Venue” tab and click “Vote here” and follow the instructions; when taken to the list of venues – look for the Perdekraal logo and click on it – remember to complete the whole process in order for your vote to count. Or just scan the QR code and you will be taken to the correct page to start the voting process.

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Photo courtesy of Maryke Albertyn Photography If you want to say “I do” in a unique setting Perdekraal has three exotic options to choose from - Photo 1: A country-style garden ceremony with serene, green, park-like area complete with a flawless lawn, giant trees, fish pond and swimming pool. Also enjoying the peaceful garden are the turkeys, peacocks, and guinea fowls. Photo 2: If you are in the mood for something magical they also offer a ceremony on top of a rocky mountain. The trees form a breath-taking tunnel which leads you to a magnificent opening surrounded by massive rocks and beautiful trees. The sunset will be the perfect backdrop for views of grasslands, horses and corn fields. It is a true hidden gem! Photo 3: The third choice is at the foot of a rocky hill between the gigantic Blue Gum Trees surrounded by the old hanging bark, with views of sunflowers, cornfields and a lovely dam.

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Grondonteieningskwessie en wanpersepsies Met alles wat rondom die kwessie van grondonteiening aangaan en die wanpersepsies wat in sommige kringe heers het die Ermelo Insig by die Voorsitter van die TLU Oosstreek, mnr. Danie du Plessis gaan kers opsteek om meer duidelikheid oor die aangeleentheid te kry. Volgens mnr. Du Plessis heers daar huidiglik ’n groot mate van onnodige paniek onder baie kommersiële boere dat grond op groot skaal deur die regering onteien gaan word. “Om nou paniekerig te raak en plase voor die voet te verkoop is nie wys nie. Die onteieningsprogram van die regering is in die moeilikheid en kan nie in sy huidige vorm prakties uitgevoer word nie. Die groot onsekerheid wat in landboukringe geskep is rondom onteiening sonder vergoeding en die grondhervormingsprogram van die regering, wat tot stilstand gekom het, veroorsaak groot verwarring onder boere. Sommige boere wil summier hul plase verkoop ander boere sien weer geleenthede vir uitbreiding. TLU SA doen beroep op boere om ingeligte besluite te neem en nie toe te laat dat emosies denke oorheers. In regeringskringe, bv. amptenare van die Departement Grondsake en Landbou word vir landbou gesê dat produserende kommersiële boere se plase nie in gedrang is en dat daar na grond gekyk word, wat nie benut word nie asook Staatsgrond. Die probleem hier is dat amptenare dit sê, maar politici sing ander deuntjies. Die president het in die openbaar gesê dat grond nie voor die voet gegryp gaan word nie, veral produserende plase wat voedsel verskaf. Ek wil ook graag ʼn beroep op Boere doen om nie hul ore uit te leen vir sekere politieke party se opruiende uitsprake nie. Hulle is nie die regering nie. Die grondhervormingsprogram het tot stilstand gekom a.g.v. die Regering se gebreke in beleid, bv. om die verkeerde groepe mense te teiken in plaas daarvan om eerder op die wat werklik hulp nodig het bv. armoede verligting te konsentreer.

As dit nie vir boere se samewerking was in die Grondhervormingsprogram sou sake slegter gelyk het. Dit plaas net weer lig op die ongefundeerde beskuldigings teen die kommersiële landbou sektor bv. van grond gesteel, oorheers grondbesit. Dit is ’n poging om te beskryf dat die Regering boere wil kriminaliseer terwyl daar geen gronde daarvoor is. Boere is in ’n unieke posisie in die RSA, hulle verskaf werk aan ongeveer 650 000 werkers, soms meer ander keer minder. Boere speel ’n belangrike rol om voedsel te produseer en om by te dra tot die ekonomie, veral deur belasting. Daar word verwag dat ongeveer 400 000 eise geregistreer kan word sodra die geamendeerde restitusie wetgewing weer in werking kom. Dit kan onuithoubare situasies skep met kompeterende eise,

ongeduldige eisers, en boere wat nie sonder rede moeilik raak. Daar word met die Regering oor die situasie gepraat en daar word gewys op die onwerkbaarheid van die eise en die enorme hoeveelheid geld wat dit gaan kos. Die RSA se beursie is leeg vir dié tipe speletjies wat natuurlik vir stemwerwery en politieke doeleindes uitgebuit word. By ’n pas afgelope grondwerkswinkel met die regering en georganiseerde landbou het die verteenwoordigers van die Regering erken hulle is in die moeilikheid oor grondhervorming en soek hulp van georganiseerde landbou. Dit opsigself is ’n teenstrydigheid maar ten minste is daar ’n erkenning en ’n bewustheid van die situasie. Georganiseerde landbou sal betrokke bly by die proses - dit is die wyse waarop

belange van lede binne die Regeringskringe aangespreek word. Daar word ook verwag dat die hele grondkwessie nie afgehandel kan word voor 31 Augustus 2018 en dus nie in die praktyk toegepas kan word nie. Sommige politieke kommentators sê die President speel vir tyd tot na volgende jaar se verkiesing.” Die oorhoofse boodskap is dus dat in gevalle waar boere suksesvol boer en voedsel produseer is daar nie rede vir kommer dat hul grond summier weggevat gaan word nie. Boere word gemaan om ʼn kalm benadering in te neem en aan ʼn erkende boereorganisasie aan te sluit wat hulle kan bystaan om grondeise te hanteer. Hulle moet nie hulle ore uitleen aan bangmaak praatjies en opruiende politiek uitsprake van sogenaamde leiers wat van die kantlyn af hul propaganda uitbasuin nie.


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#WhatsHappening #WatGebeur Algemeen/General Ermelo Ringbalklub: Oefentye is Maandae en Woensdae vanaf 18:00 by die AJ Swanepoel Stadion. Die spel is vir jonk en oud en almal is welkom. Vir navrae skakel 071 684 6725, 072 858 4264 of 084 998 0013. Die Ermelo Rugbyklub oefen op Dinsdae en Donderdae vanaf 17:30 by die AJ Swanepoel Stadion. Alle belangstellendes is meer as welkom om die oefeninge by te woon. Vir meer inligting skakel Pierre by 076 310 2305 of Jacques Strydom by 082 328 3410. Julie/July 2018 20 – 22 July - Chrissiesmeer Crane Festival from 10:00 to 22:00 daily. Interesting talks, Birding trips, music, craft stalls and more. Entrance fee; Adults R115.00. Pensioners: R75:00. Children R50. For more information contact Chris Hechter at 061 588 9198 or e-mail jchechterdesign@gmail.com. 21 Julie – Handjies vol goeie redes! Kom na ons GR-R opedag by Laerskool JJ van der Merwe om 09:00 tot 12:00. Skakel 017 811 3934 of epos ppjj@axxess.co.za of website www.jjvdmerwe.co.za 26 July – Butr Deli delicatessen presents Valiant Swart. R350 include two course meal. Contact Louw at 082 577 4567. August 2018 4 Augustus – Sop en Sjerrie aand by Kralinbergh om 18:00. R120 persoon of R1000 per tafel (10 persone). Kaartjies beskikbaar by Artifacts in Madness Sentrum (Ina) of Ermelo Insig (René). Vir meer inligting skakel Ina by 017 819 2495 of Leon by 084 511 2128 of René by 072 289 8343. 9 to 12 August – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) will hold the Africa Championship at the EDPC Vlakfontein Shooting Range near Ermelo. For enquiries, bookings or sponsorship contact Vivian at 082 550 5553. 22 Augustus – Jo Black tree by die Hoërskool Ermelo Ouditorium op om 18:30 vir 19:00. Kaartjies aanlyn beskikbaar by Tixsa. Skakel 017 811 5866. 25 Augustus – Ermelo fotoklub hou ‘n Fotografiewerkswinkel. Vir meer inligting stuur epos na ermelofotoklub18@gmail.com November 2018 9 tot 10 November - Kaalvoet Kunsfees. E mail: creativeconnections62@gmail. com

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Hester Smuts en Janet Naude is die gelukkige wenners van koopbewyse ter waarde van onderskeidelik R1000 en R500 in PnP Ermelo se maandelikse prystrekking. DJ Koch van PnP Ermelo het die pryse aan die dames oorhandig. Klante wat hul kontakbesonderhede agter op hul kasregisterstrokies van aankope van meer as R100 of R500 aanbring en die onderskeie houers plaas staan ’n kans om een van die maandelikse pryse te wen.

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Pro Life forms part of the strategies that God released to transform our community. Recently they launched the ‘Valuable to Jesus’ project which will include visits to schools. Thursday, 5 July members of this group visited the old age home in Ermelo to share their vision that includes the knitting of colourful dolls. The children who receive these dolls, will be taught that they are valuable to Jesus and that every child is created uniquely by God for a specific purpose. “For You formed my innermost parts; You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was being formed in secret, And intricately and skilfully formed [as if embroidered with many colours] in the depths of the earth” - PSALM 139. Each knitted doll is unique and prayed over so that every child can receive one. Once a child realises his or her uniqueness and purpose in life, they will value their lives and take care of themselves. This is a very special project indeed and another visit the old age home in the near future is already in the planning stage. The pattern for the knitting of the dolls is available for those interested to be involved with this project. Or bless a child by making your excess wool available to the project. For further enquiries please contact Damy at 076 792 4847. SAVE THE DATE: 9-10 November 2018 Kaalvoet Kunsfees Visit our facebook page for more information. Facebook: Creative Connections E-mail: creativeconnections62@ gmail.com Cea du Plooy


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NOTICE / KENNISGEWING NOTICE / KENNISGEWING

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GOEDEHOOP STENE BK/CC PO BOX/POSBUS 382 CAROLINA 1185 TEL: 013 – 2977 903 / 2977 904 REG. 1997 16622 23

Notice of Goedehoop Stene bi-annual environmental / health consultation forum meeting. An environmental /health consultation forum meeting will be held at Goedehoop Stene in terms of section 43 of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004. We invite all neighbours and affected parties to attend this forum meeting. The purpose of the forum meeting is to get feedback on the environmental / health issues regarding the activities of the facility.

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The meeting is scheduled for 20th July 2018 at 15:00. (With Business Rights)

Do you feel like your life has no meaning? That you would like to change the way you use your time for the good of others? Do you need something that will give you a feeling of purpose? Volunteer at the Children’s home and be of worth to those who need love and attention. Contact 087 5500 510 for more information. Elma McKenzie • 59 Ennis Street, Ermelo • Tel 017 811 3844 • Cell 082 623 4445

Do you feel like your life has no meaning? That you would like to change the way you use your time for the good of others? Do you need something that will give you a feeling of purpose? Volunteer at the Children’s home and be of worth to those who need love and attention. Contact 087 5500 510 for more information.

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Ligbron

Nathan in Titans 7’s rugbyspan

Nathan Vienings, ‘n graad 12 leerder by Ligbron Akademie vir Tegnologie is onlangs gekies vir die o/18 Titans 7’s rugbyspan wat van 7 tot 13 Julie deelneem aan die Paris World Games wat in Parys, Frankryk plaasvind. Altesaam 5 kontinente neem deel aan die Paris World Games en die toernooi beskik oor verskeie sportsoorte soos onder meer rugby, basketbal, muurbal, sokker ensovoorts.

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Ermelo hokkiespelers gekies vir SA Bokkie toer

Verskeie hokkiespelers van Ermelo se hoërskole het vanaf 2 tot 6 Julie in Naboomspruit aan die AVS Bokkieweek as deel van die o/19 Hoëveldspan deelgeneem. Ongeveer tien provinsies het tydens vanjaar se Bokkieweek teen mekaar meegeding, met die o/19 Hoëveld hokkiespan wat as die algehele wenners uit die stryd gestap het. Die Hoëveldspan het met gemak deurgedring na die halfeindstryd waar hulle Vaaldriehoek uitgeskakel het. In die eindstryd het hulle teen die span van Verre-Noord 3-1 gewen om as

Kampioene van die Toernooi gekroon te word. Ses plaaslike spelers, Anika Jacobzs (Ligbron), Yonette Fourie (EHS), Marisca Stander (Ligbron), Clarissa Joubert (EHS), Nicola Bruwer (Ligbron), Suné Mostert (Ligbron) en die afrigter, Ilze Aucamp asook die hulp-afrigter, Charmoné Prinsloo was lede van dié span. Nicola, Suné en Clarissa is ook gekies vir die o/19 SA Bokkiespan wat in Oktober na Rusland sal toer. Ilze is aangewys as die afrigter van die o/19 SA Bokkiespan en sal hulle vergesel na Rusland.

Anika Jacobzs (Ligbron), Yonette Fourie (EHS), Marisca Stander (Ligbron), Clarissa Joubert (EHS), Nicola Bruwer (Ligbron), Suné Mostert (Ligbron) en Charmoné Prinsloo (hulp-afrigter en oud-Liggie), met Ilze Aucamp (afrigter van Ligbron) wat deel was van die o/19 Hoëveldspan tydens die AVS Bokkieweek.

Ligbron Computer Connection o/15A rugbyspan besoek Ellispark

Die o/15A Computer Connection rugbyspan van Ligbron Akademie vir Tegnologie het gedurende die afgelope week ʼn oefenkamp gehou om voor te berei vir die Mpumalanga eindstryd sowel as die Virsekerbeker uitspele wat eersdaags sal plaasvind. Die span het Dinsdag, 10 Julie, ʼn besoek aan die Ellispark rugbystadion afgelê.

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Hoërskool Ermelo Ermelo High School Errie rugbyspelers presteer Tegan gekies vir Arthur Johnson netbalspan by Bokkieweek Die jaarlikse AVS Bokkieweek het van 2 tot 6 Julie in Naboomspruit plaasgevind. Walter van der Walt, Frikkie de Winnaar, Billy van der Walt en Hendrik de Beer van Hoërskool Ermelo was deel van die o/14 Hoëveldspan. Walter, wat stut gespeel het vir die Hoëveldspan, is na afloop van ʼn week vol puik rugby gekies vir die SA Bokkies Uitnodigingspan. Frikkie, wat sy

plek as senter volgestaan het, is aangewys as die Beste Agterspeler van die Hoëveld o/14’s vir die toernooi. Billy, wat die o/14 haker was, is aangewys as die Beste Hoëveld Voorspeler en die Beste Hoëveld o/14 Algehele Speler van die toernooi. Hendrik, wat die agsteman vir sy span was, is aangewys as die Speler van die Wedstryd tussen die Hoëveld en die Noord Vrystaat.

Walter van der Walt, Frikkie de Winnaar, Billy van der Walt en Hendrik de Beer van Hoërskool Ermelo, wat deel was van die o/14 Hoëveldspan tydens die AVS Bokkieweek.

Tegan Panos, graad 12-leerder van EHS, is gekies vir die o/18 Arthur Johnsonnetbalspan. Proewe vir dié span is aan die begin van die jaar gehou en ten spyte daarvan dat EHS nié aan die proewe in Mosselbaai deelgeneem het nie, het Tegan se reputasie as uitstekende speler haar vooruitgeloop en is sy slegs op aanbeveling as verdediger vir dié span gekies. Die span sal vanaf 27 September tot 5 Oktober in Engeland en Wallis toer. “Dit is vir my ‘n besondere groot eer om as deel van die span te gaan toer, veral omdat dit my eerste keer oorsee sal wees en ek sien ongelooflik baie uit daarna,” vertel Tegan. Sy het ook bygevoeg dat sy dankbaar is vir die geleentheid, omdat dit haar tyd om netbal te speel in 2018 nog langer maak. Sy het ook vertel dat haar netbalhart sommer vinniger klop wanneer sy daaraan dink dat hulle teen spanne soos Engeland gaan speel, aangesien Engeland een van die top netbalspanne is.

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ATKV Toneelslypskool suksesvol by EHS aangebied

Die groep entoesiaste wat die toneelslypskool verlede week by EHS bygewoon het.

Hoërskool Ermelo was bevoorreg om van 2-4 Julie 2018 as gasheer vir ’n ATKV Toneelslypskool op te tree. Die slypskool is deur Mari Borstlap en Ira Blanckenberg (welbekende aktrise, regisseur en vrou van die akteur Waldemar Schultz) aangebied met die oog op die naderende ATKV Tienertoneeluitdunne. Regisseurs en jong, aspirant akteurs en aktrises van Lydenburg, Piet Retief, Volksrust, Hendrina, Ermelo en selfs so ver as Ellisras en Pretoria het die kursus bygewoon. Daar is gekyk na verskillende aspekte van regie, spel en spelleiding. Deur middel van interaktiewe lesings en praktiese aktiwiteite is die regisseurs gelei om ’n dieper begrip te vorm oor die essensiële komponent van regie. Hulpmiddels is ontvang waarmee spelers bygestaan kan word om volronde karakters te skep; ritme, vloei, invalle en klimakse te verstaan; teksanalise te doen, asook hoe om hul eie karakterenergie en spraakritme te behou. Die leerders is wysgemaak hoe om hul liefde vir toneelspel uit te leef. As spelers is hul gelei om onder andere karakterisering, teksontleding, stemgebruik, lyftaal, energie, tempo en ritme te verstaan en toe te pas op die verhoog. “Waar ’n spul regisseurs en aspirantakteurs bymekaar is, kan die atmosfeer niks anders as elektries-kreatief belaai wees nie! Dit was ’n ervaring vir die boeke waar nuwe vriendskappe en netwerke ook gevorm is,” vertel Lizanne Dippenaar (EHS Tienertoneel regiseur). Sy het ook groot dank uitgespreek aan Lizané Basson (organiseerder van die ATKV) vir hul puik reëlings en Hoërskool Ermelo se deelnemers (Zara Büchling, Baruch Büchling & Dané Thirion). Sy vertel ook dat hulle nie kan wag om alles wat hul geleer het oor vier weke op die verhoog in werking te stel nie.

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Potspel Ligawedstryde plaaslik beslis Die Full Moon Pool Club van Ermelo was die afgelope naweek gasheer vir 8-bal uitklop ligawedstryde waaraan spelers van Witbank en Middelburg ook deelgeneem het. Die wedstryde het by die klub se nuwe tuiste in die Ermelo Buiteklubsaal plaasgevind. In hulle kragmeting teen die Bro’s A van Middelburg het die Full Moon A-span se Leon Pieterse, 3 wedstryde gewen. Craig Housden en Jaco Vermeulen het elk 2 wedstryde gewen en Marius en Henk Vermeulen, 1 wedstryd elk. In die kragmeting teen die Knights A, het die Full Moonspan met 16 potte teen 9 gewen. Henk en Marius Vermeulen het elk 4 potte gewen, Leon Pieterse en Jaco Vermeulen, 3 potte elk en Craig Housden het 2 potte gewen. Die ligawedstryde word gespeel om te bepaal watter spanne vir die Mpumalanga proewe kwalifiseer. Eerskomende Sondag, 15 Julie word die Black Ball ligawedstryde gespeel.

Potspel is ’n ernstige saak. Jaco Vermeulen (Full Moon) en Jeffrey Phathakge (Bro’s A) is waardige opponente tydens die spel maar goeie vriende voor en ná die wedstryd.

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IT‛S ALL IN A NAME Is it? I mean, besides a bunch of letters or sounds strung together, what`s in a name, really? Would a rose by any other name really smell as sweet? Would the most famous love story in the world be as poignant if it was called Romeo and Gertrude? Have you ever really thought about this? You were given a name when you were born, but ever since you have been giving YOURSELF a name. (Except of course when you`re a teacher, then more than often you get a ghastly nickname like Trunchbull or Hitler… My maiden name is Burger, so I was not surprised to discover back in the day that all my pupils referred to me as “Patty”. Obviously I didn`t like it one bit, but there`s absolutely nothing you can do about a nickname, so I tried to console myself thinking I should be thankful - it could have been Fatty or Vetkoek!!!) So, your parents chose a name for you, knowing that it was a very important decision because it would identify you for life. Most of us love our names and carry it with pride, but I remember how my aunt Letitia used to groan: “What were my parents thinking?! Letitia – Ugh! It`s halfway between a salad and a sneeze!!!!” Today people are naming children after colours, cities and even fruit. Julia Wang, head of The Bump, a baby-themed website, says that in the last ten years the numbers in circulation have doubled and that today`s parents are “definitely valuing uniqueness over conformity”. Take Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. They named their daughter North West. A few years back our domestic worker fell ill, but she promised that her daughters would take turns to fill her position during her absence. It was a funny four weeks – first came Doris, the eldest. The following 2 weeks we got acquainted with Goodness, the youngest. And then we met… Cryness, the middle child, of course! Do names dictate our fate? To an extent, it seems that way, according to the term Nominative Determinism – the idea that names play a role in determining our careers. Proven or not, there are countless entertaining examples: William Wordsworth was a poet, Sue Yoo was a well-known lawyer and Amy Freeze - a meteorologist. In the world of sports there has been Peter Bowler, the Australian cricketer, Mike Spinner, BMX rider famous for his spins, Scott Speed, a former Formula One racing driver, Usain Bolt, the legendary sprinter and Tiger Woods, famous golfer. But what is a good name, really? Some view a good name as a simple name. Researchers at New York University have found that, in politics, people tend to vote more for people with simpler names. It`s been written that centuries ago Donald Trump`s ancestors were the Drumpfs. Could America have had a President Drumpf…? You never know… A good name, to many others, implies fame. When your name is Ed Sheeran and you have 238 million followers on Instagram, it`s not surprising that the tickets to your first South African tour in March 2019 are sold out within hours! We know about car insurance and life insurance, but when your name is Cristiano Ronaldo, your legs, oh those gorgeous legs,

that, when jumping, generate the gravitation force which is five times the power of the cheetah, – are insured for 144 million dollars. Ronaldo has occupied the number 1 spot on the best paid list for sports stars for a few years, but last year former professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather, dethroned the soccer sensation in August when he came out of retirement and produced the biggest single payday in the history of sports, with his cut of 275 million dollars in a fight against Conor McGregor. Apparently the most influential name in the world of women`s fitness is that of personal trainer Kayla Itsines, who educates and supports millions of women around the globe on their fitness journeys. According to Forbes, the 25 year-old influential fitness star`s app, “Sweat with Kayla”, last year generated more than 17 million dollars. When fitness is your occupation, you quickly learn that staying on track with all the latest fitness trends is an expensive venture – all registered trademarks come at a very high price – whether it be Zumba, Bikram Yoga, Booty Barre, BASI Pilates or Pound, paying is the name of the game. It must be amazing having a workout named after you… there`s Tabata, named after the Japanese physician Dr Izumi Tabata, the dreaded burpee, invented by an American Dr Royal Burpee and the jumping jack, named after the great military leader, General Jack Black Pershing. Billionaire Richard Branson once said: “Your brand name is only as good as your reputation.” Whether it`s your personal name or your business – your reputation ALWAYS precedes you. Everything you do, everything you say, every commitment you keep and don’t keep, they all matter! They all build up or tear down your

reputation. Your reputation is based on the cumulative sum of your words and actions. The more consistent your behaviour, the more trustworthy your reputation. “Reputation is character minus what you`ve been caught doing…” That`s what my father said on that sad day in April 2000, when Hansie Cronje confessed to accepting bribes from illegal bookmakers and was banned from cricket, for life. I remember it like it was yesterday, that feeling of betrayal and overwhelming disappointment to see what the captain of South Africa had reduced himself to. In the blink of an eye his good name was tattered. It`s so sad that he will be remembered as “the man who disgraced cricket” and forgotten for the good things he did. As Joseph Hall states in his book “Character and virtue”: “A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.” A name is a powerful thing, whether it`s Cryness, Coco Chanel or Cleopatra. It sets you apart and gives significance. But it isn`t half as important as what it represents. Many people may share your name, but your reputation is yours and yours alone. Your reputation tells how you show up, Monday to Monday and how you react to your mistakes. It`s a powerful reflection of who you are and it`s in how you choose to live your life, especially when no one is watching… Mirna (082 779 0507) www.mirnasaerobicstudio.com


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The correct way to handle a firearm

For most people, handling a firearm can be quite a daunting and even a frightening experience. Guns and firearms are often regarded as things “other” people possess and sometimes people either prefer to simply stay away from them, or have never really bothered to become acquainted with a firearm because they are deemed to be dangerous. “The lack of proper training facilities where people can be taught how to handle a firearm and understand how they work is a major reason for people not wanting to shoot with a firearm or own one,” says Dennis Sinclair, of the Izingonyama Indoor Shooting Range and Firearm Training centre. It is for this reason that Dennis, a qualified instructor, decided to establish a firearm training centre. He has since been joined by his daughter Suné Sinclair and Jaco Kirk who are both qualified instructors. Last week the Ermelo Insight was invited to the shooting range just outside Ermelo where Sharlene Govender, a young lady who had never before even picked up a real firearm, let alone fired one, was about to undergo her very first training session. Sharleen said she had wanted to learn how to shoot with a firearm but also realised she had to be guided and trained by experts. After being shown a number of important pointers by instructors Jaco and Suné on the different types of handguns, the various kinds of ammunition, how the firearm and ammunition function, how to load the magazines and most importantly, firearm and shooting range safety, Sharlene was ready for her first shot. Before stepping up to the shooting point she admitted to feeling a little apprehensive and even a little bit nervous but that the expert advice given to her by the instructors was reassuring. After a few “practice” rounds without ammunition it was time for the real thing and after being shown the correct positioning and stance, she took aim at the target and fired her first shot. The smile on her face spoke volumes. “That was quite exhilarating,” she remarked. From then on it became easier for her as she became accustomed to the feel of the weapon and was guided step-by-step by the instructors. Sharlene is not presently a gun owner herself but was given sound advice by Dennis. “When and if you do decide to purchase a firearm, never simply choose the first one shown to you. Firearms are expensive and it’s no good wasting money by buying a weapon that has all the bells and whistles and features that you may never use. Once you have completed your training you will know what

kind of weapon will suit your needs. It’s a good idea to get the feel of four or five different weapons and shoot with them before making your final choice. A reputable firearm dealer will have a firing range on or near the premises where you can test them out.” Izingonyama Shooting Range and Training Centre was established in 2016 with the construction of facilities to accommodate hunters, shooters of different firearms etc. as well as to make it a facility where families or individuals can enjoy a Saturday or Sunday get-away to practice their shooting skills and to have a relaxing braai after their shooting exercises. Izingonyama is a fully operational facility and is fully

accredited and registered by the following institutions: NRCS – National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications, SAPS – South African Police Services and NHSA – National Hunters and Shooting Association. The ranges consist of a 95.5m indoor range for long rifles, an Indoor and Outdoor range for handguns 5, 7, 10, 15 and 20m., a .22 Range up to 50m., a Shotgun Range, a 40m Bow Range (Compound and Traditional) and a 300m outdoor range which is still under construction. For more information on the firearm training courses available at Izingonyama, contact Dennis Sinclair at 082 371 7315, Suné Sinclair at 079 673 0811 or Jaco Kirk at 0826792605

Sharlene Govender fires her first ever shot while instructor Jaco Kirk looks on attentively.

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