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Sononder Hierdie pragtige sonsondergang is in Dullstroom afgeneem op ‘n laat wintersmiddag. Net so ietsie om mens te herinner aan die mooi skouspel van die natuur in die grou dae - Michelle Boshoff

Stadsraad weer terug in die tuig na sloerstaking LYDENBURGERS en besighede is verlig nadat Thaba Chweu werkers weer terug op hul pos, nadat hulle sowat drie weke aan ‘n sloerstaking deelgeneem het. Deels was die oorsaak van ‘n SAMWU (South African Municipal Workers Union) staking oor die afdanking van die munisipale bestuurder.

Lydenburg,CNR Voortrekker & Viljoen Str, 013 235 2381, Stephen: 079 500 4597 www.Longtomnissan.co.za

Hulle het sowat drie weke gelede die dorp met vullissakke bestrooi maar sowat 10 dae later dit weer opgetel. Die ander rede vir die staking is nieamptelik die groot bedrog wat in die forensiese verslag vervat word, wat in April uitgereik is. Lydenburg gaan tans gebuk onder groot padprobleme en diensverskaffing. Veral die stopstraat op die h/v Voortrekker en Viljoenstrate is nou in ‘n slegter toestand as die meeste grondpaaie. Met soveel swaarvoertuig verkeer wat die dorp stukkend ry en onderdruk, is dit moeilik om selfs ‘n gewone dag van inkopies te doen, wat wou nog die gevaarlike trokke trotseer. Dankie aan almal wat wel ‘n groot werk steeds verrig, ten spyte van die druk waaronder almal verkeer.


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Nobody is cleaning anymore

’n Bejaarde dame in Maraistraat se oprit lê al vir weke vol riool. Daar was nog rioolgevalle in Maraistraat.

As a newspaper we are determined to be unbiased about issues and report on evidence. Thus, it is no hardship to point out these three individual photos to act as some proof that everything in Lydenburg has come to a standstill. Sewerage overflowing in people’s yards, in the streets, trash bags scattered everywhere and the streets are filthy and dirty. That does not even bring the potholes into the picture. Can the Thaba Chweu Municipality please tell us what they are going to do about any of these issues - we are dumbfounded by their lack of care.

Launching of a 3 year

Let our Professional learnership programme for unemployed graduates team of The Provincial Treasury launched a painters learnership programme, which is aimed at developing skills and training for do the job unemployed graduates in the province. The department has already selected ten (10) for you. unemployed graduates who will undergo a three - year supervised training at an Call for a Accredited Training Centre (ATC) as Trainee quote. Accountants. They will also be expected to write a Professional Evaluation (PE) to determine the prospective candidate's ability to integrate academic knowledge with the practical skills required in the workplace. The graduates are recruited from the field of Bachelor of Commerce degree or equivalent with the core subjects on Financial Accounting, Taxation, Auditing, Corporate and Commercial Law, and Management Accounting. The programme is a partnership between the National Treasury and the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) facilitated an initiative to rollout learnership programme to be implemented by Provincial Treasuries. The programme will entirely be funded by Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training A uthority (FASSET). For more inquiries, contact Kulani Mavunda on 013 766 4311 / 079 074 2391 kmavunda@mpg.gov.za


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Losses at aging shafts amid slumping prices IMPALA Platinum Holdings is facing some tough behind Lonmin. Sibanye, which produces both gold choices as the South African miner works to stem and platinum-group metals, is down 47%. losses at aging shafts amid slumping prices for the Implats has initiated a so-called Section 189, a metal. labour process South African companies must The world's second-largest producer has already cut 2 complete before dismissing workers for operational 500 jobs in the year through June and says there may reasons, Theron said. be more to come. Only three of the ten shafts at its “The industry has been under profitability and sprawling Rustenburg mining complex were making financial viability pressure for some time, especially money as of March. Things have only gotten worse the deeper labor-intensive mines around since then, with platinum prices dropping another 9% Rustenburg,” he said. While platinum-group metals and hitting a nine-year low last week. in rand terms have remained persistently low, “cost Implats, as the company is known, will announce inflation has continued to escalate unabated.” results of a strategic review of Rustenburg in Implats shut a shaft at its Rustenburg operation in September, said spokesperson Johan Theron. The January and flagged three more to be closed once challenges facing the industry mean the miner can't mined out. Two new shafts will together produce discount the possibility of more job losses, he said. The about 300 000 oz/y by 2021/22 to replace highercompany employs about 31 000 people at its cost production, Theron said. Rustenburg operations. “With prices where they are, some supply has to be The company said in March that the strategic review, taken out and, sadly for the high-cost miners such announced last year, would look at measures to as Implats and Lonmin it probably should be them,” “refocus or close unprofitable areas” and could lead to said Ben Davis, an analyst at Liberum Capital. “The shafts being closed earlier than planned. demand picture isn't that great. They have to keep It will be difficult for Implats to avoid cutting its making cuts until the market tightens as there is no production if prices stay low, said Rene Hochreiter, an perceived scarcity of supply.” analyst at Noah Capital Markets. www.miningweekly.com “There isn't much management can do at this platinum price,” Hochreiter said. “They have been surviving on hope but it isn't a very good strategy. Implats isn't the only one facing difficulties, with about half of the industry's production estimated to be unprofitable. Rival Lonmin is cutting 12 600 jobs over three years and its future hinges on the speedy approval of a merger deal with Sibanye Gold. Anglo American Platinum, the top producer, is in a better position than its counterparts after exiting high-cost assets, Morgan Stanley analysts said in a note. Platinum prices have dropped by more than half since a 2011 peak, as demand for the metal used to curb pollution from STEELPOORT diesel cars weakens, partly because of slower sales of the vehicles in Europe. The •Address: Bergsering Str. - Unit 3 - Steelpoort selloff in the metal has gained pace this •Tel: 013 230 9738 year amid concerns that industrial demand could be curbed as trade tensions escalate. Implats shares have dropped 35% this year, although it's still only the secondworst performer in the five-member FTSE/JSE Africa Platinum Mining Index, DM020140099839GA


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Sien ek is een van daardie goedjiesmense. Nog ’n woord is Allegaartjies. Ophoopmal en versamelvrate. Die betowering van ’n Tombola. ’n Regte Tombola by ’n kerk of fees waar mens op allerhande goed afkom wat jy nie nodig het nie. Bygesê op ’n kerkbasaar verlede jaar het ek ’n stel teelepels gekoop wat ek in geen winkel sou kon uitsnuffel nie. ’n Maand gelede by die kerkbasaar het ek na afloop van die Tombola seker die hele tafel leeggekoop R5 per item. Ek kon myself net nie help nie. Met magnete trek sommiges dingetjies en datjies aan soos trekpleisters. 'n Ander goeie Afrikaanse woord is kaggelk*k. Met permissie gesê natuurlik en met die hoop dat niemand aanstoot met sterretjie sal neem nie. Ai, die Afrikanervolk darem. Ek het al in 'n gastehuis tuisgegaan wat 'karakter' het dat tot akteurs nie hulself sal kan vind nie. Op die advertensie is dit beskryf as 'n karaktervolle ou huis met 'n nostalgiese inslag. Nostalgies beteken seker in hulle woordeboek hekellappies onder elke potjie, lampie (was nege net in die sitkamer) en kosbaarhede. Die gasvryheid en sprankelende bejaarde egpaar het egter hiervoor opgemaak. Terloops, die gastehuis het die vingertrektoets geslaag en geen stof is gevind nie. Daarom respekteer ek hulle smaak. Soos julle weet verskil almal sin. Soos 'n valk bespied ek vlooimarkte met die hoop om op die fonds van die eeu af te kom. Tog besef ek dat koffietafels net só groot is en dat die meubelpolitoer al hoe duurder word… Genoeg is genoeg van een ding. Al is daar hoeveel kosbaarhede in die winkels, dit beteken nie alles moet in jou huis uitgestal word nie. Koop se gat is groot. Hoorhiersô, moenie dat ons mekaar verkeerd verstaan nie. Ek sal nooit van my goedjies wil afskeid neem nie. Ek het pragtige items wat onuitgepak in bokse wag om die lig te aanskou. Sommige het art nouveau-kenmerke of art deco. Opgaar los te veel moeite as dit by oppak kom. Mens kan nie 'n sleepwa saam met jou vat oppad uit nie. ~ Michelle Boshoff

PSALMS 92:15: In die gryse ouderdom sal hulle nog vrugte dra, hulle sal vet en groen wees. Vader, U is die beskikker van ons lewens. Laat ons dit wat U ons skenk, tot U eer gebruik -Amen.

EK sien hulle sê die eerste persoon wat 200 jaar oud gaan word, is reeds gebore. Dit te danke aan vooruitgang in die mediese wetenskap. Nou weet ek nie. Iewers kommunikeer mense nie lekker nie. Met die huidige aantal mense op aarde gebruik ons reeds byna twee keer die reserwes wat die aarde kan produseer. So, natuurbewaarders se waarskuwings tel nie. Op sosiale gebied kan regerings reeds nie meer die aantal ouetehuise,

Kom ontmoet die skrywer van INGRID JONKER 'N BIOGRAFIE Petrovna Metelerkamp op Maandag 16 Julie van 12h00 tot 14h00 by Café Crust. Sy doen reeds jare lank navorsing oor die lewe van Jonker, wat op 31jarige ouderdom by Drieankerbaai in Kaapstad op 19 Julie 1965 verdrink het. Die biografie bring nuwe inligting aan die lig uit voorheen onbekende briewe en dagboekinskrywings, o.m. uit die dagboeke van skrywer Jack Cope, met wie Jonker 'n wisselvallige verhouding gehad het. Cope was twintig jaar ouer as sy. Petrovna Metelerkamp werk die afgelope sewentien jaar as uitgewer en is tans voltydse

skrywer. Sy is ook joernalis en radioomroeper en was op die redaksie van die tydskrifte Huisgenoot en Insig. In 2003 stel sy Ingrid Jonker – Beeld van 'n digterslewe vry, in 2012 Ingrid Jonker – A Poet's Life. Sy is ook die samesteller van onder meer Gesprekke oor Ingrid Jonker, 'n Blywende vreugde – Briewe van Audrey Blignault en Mits dese wil ek vir jou sê – Briewe van Hennie Aucamp. Petrovna beloof dat dit 'n heerlike informele kuier sal wees en dat die boek te koop sal wees, en natuurlik sal sy dit ook teken. Die boek sal teen 'n spesiale prys van R250 beskikbaar wees. Skakel Gerda Whitehorn: 079 515 7799 of 079 694 9462.

Nooddienste help in krisis, dankie Hans en Karin Steenekamp van Lydenburg skryf: In Lydenburg is alles darem nie net sleg nie. Ons het 'n slegte ervaring gehad verlede Saterdag, wat deur mense wat omgee, beter gemaak is. Ons wil hiermee baie dankie sê aan Willem, Chrizelle en Solly van Swift EMS Ambulansdiens vir die professionele, bekwame en bedagsame wyse waarop julle ons gehelp het in die krisis wat ons beleef het. Die wyse waarop julle opgetree het en ons die heeltyd op hoogte gehou het van wat

aangaan, was baie gerusstellend. Dankie ook vir die bekwame wyse waarop julle alles rondom die helikoptervlug gereël het. Vir al die ander noodpersoneel wat kom help het met die landing en opstyg van en oorlaai na die helikopter - baie dankie. Andries en sy span van Netcare wat die helikopter beman het, was verseker ook baie professioneel en bekwaam. Aan elkeen van julle, 'n groot dankie vir die ongelooflike diens wat julle aan die samelewing lewer.

In Liefdevolle Herinnering Willie Olivier Gebore: 3 Junie 1951 Oorlede: 7 Julie 2018 Eer God dat so 'n wonderlike man, pa en oupa ons beskore was. Nooit was iets te veel moeite vir hom om te doen nie. Dankie vir sulke toewyding, liefde en aandag aan ons as vrou, kinders, kleinkinders, familie en vriende. Sy liefdevolle herinneringe sal met ons leef. Die begrafnis vind plaas op Vrydag, 13 Julie 2018 om 11:00 vanuit die Hervormde Kerk Lydenburg.

toelaes en pensioene wat ouer wordende mense benodig, bekostig nie. En mediese dienste, opleidingsinstansies en elke ding kan ook nie byhou nie. So die waarskuwings van maatskaplike werkers tel ook nie. Wêreldwye tekorte aan elektrisiteit, brandstof en infrastruktuur tel ook nie. Sien, ou mense wat doodgaan, verlig die druk op aarde effe, want geboortes stoomroller onverpoos voort. Ons is baie goed met kleintjies maak. Ou mense (waarvan ek een is) kry Alzheimers, Parkensons, Diabetes en Dementia, of ons is vol vlekvrye staal knieë, heupe, en elke ding en drink

Wyle mnr. Willie Olivier.

Viagra. So as die bevolking net 10 jaar gemiddeld ouer word, is ’n gesondheids- en versorgingskatastrofe onafwendbaar. Soos ek sê, ek kop nie dié ding nie. Geboorte, lewe en afsterwe is ’n natuurlike ding. Bome doen dit. Olifante doen dit. Goggas doen dit. Beeste doen dit. Maar dit is nie polities korrek om te sê dat as dit ’n mens se tyd is, moet hy of sy maar gaan nie. Is dit ’n manifestasie van ordentlikheid? Of is dit ’n manifestasie van ongeloof? Jaag ons so aan en is ons so oneerlik in lewe, dat ons bang is om dood te gaan, ingeval ons op die verkeerde plek uitkom? Of probeer ons om so goed te doen in lewe dat ons dit vir ander beter / langer / lekkerder wil maak - edel beginsels? Ek weet nie. Al wat ek weet is dat hierdie planeet steier en dit lyk vir my ons probeer God speel. Ek het nie ’n oplossing nie. Ek dink maar net in verwondering oor dié saak.


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Parolees give back to the community We want to create opportunities where v a r i o u s stakeholders defined as victims of crime, those affected personally, their families, communities, community-based organisations, nongovernmental organizations, religious and

Children waiting for food parcels outside the Shalom Church Centre on Sunday.

THE Shalom Church Centre at Coromandel, outside Lydenburg had the privilege to host Correctional Services on Sunday. Four offenders on parole came to talk to the congregation about their crime, drugs and the healing process after being in jail. It is part of the focus to bring victims of crime, offenders and communities together in a safe space where relationships can be restored and f o r g i v e n e s s s o u g h t . It is call a Victim-Offender Dialogue. The World Prison Brief currently places South Africa in the top ten in terms of our inmate population, and our rate of imprisonment is the highest in Africa. Crime originates in the community, and, therefore, the community should not only be an important role-player in reporting and preventing crime, but also, along with other role-players, in taking coresponsibility for the rehabilitation and reintegration of the offender into society. To this end, the DCS is embarking on Victim-Offender Dialogues. The main thrust of this programme is to keep as many people as possible away from imprisonment through reconstruction of family units and community systems, as well as victim support and empowerment, while pursuing the rehabilitation of those already incarcerated through wellmanaged rehabilitation programmes. Correctional Services said the victim must be at the centre of corrections. “The objective of the Victim-Offender Dialogues is to put the victim back at the centre of the corrections system, as the victim is directly, and personally affected by the criminal act of the offender. Equally, the offender must be given an opportunity to reflect on his or her wrongs and request forgiveness.

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spiritual bodies, educators, councillors and local leaders, will assemble together with offenders with a single purpose to rebuild our communities ravaged by crime. We want to reinforce corrections programmes through music, reading for redemption, creative literature, the arts, cultural events, heritage renewal events, sporting events, formal education and acquisition of skills, economic renewal through cooperatives and enterprise development, spiritual growth and selfcorrecting interventions, among others. The trilogy of victim, offender and community must play a leading role in the implementation of the Victim-Offender Dialogues as corrections is a societal responsibility,� said the Minister.

Victim Offender Dialogue (VOD) is a process in which the victim of a crime, or the surviving family members, and the offender who committed the offense meet face-to face in a safe and secure setting. For certain victims/survivors of severe violence and violation, the facilitated VOD process can provide a pathway to a sense of further healing and further justice. Though this may not be for every survivor, the experience of talking directly with the offender who committed the violence or violation can enable survivors to give full voice to some of the pain and trauma they have experienced. VOD is not about forgiveness or reconciliation – unless that is absolutely and unequivocally what the survivor wants it to be about. The primary objective is for the survivor to feel heard, and for the offender to fully understand the effects of what he or she has done.


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Snoesige mark op koue wintersdag

LEKKER kos, warm geselskap en interessanthede te koop... dit was op die spyskaart by die Rusoord Tehuis vir Bejaardes se mark Vrydagmiddag. Ten spyte van die koue, het die stalletjie-eienaars en inwoners lekker saam gekuier en ietsie vir die lekker aangebied in Lydenburg. Fotos: Andrea Coetzee.


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A wise man once quipped: Creativity is contagious. Pass it on. Albert Einstein certainly knew what he was speaking about, and when it comes to encouraging creativity and imagination in our youth, just think of the untold treasure, waiting to be discovered! This is one of many reasons why READ Educational Trust is particularly encouraged to talk about the annual READ Word Warrior Competition: a platform used to promote literacy, reading and the art of creative writing among young South Africans. Open to learners from the ages of nine through sixteen, the 2018 READ Word Warrior Competition requires entrants to write a fiction story incorporating a colourful character, Detective WW Inkomba. ('Inkomba' means 'clue' in Zulu and Xhosa). Our Word Warriors are required to produce a Fun, Fact-finding (FFF) mission that draws readers in, and captivates them right up to the very last word! The entry form is filled with tips and questions aimed at getting those creative juices flowing and bringing out the best in our budding Agatha Christies! All good detectives must be wondering what's in it for them? Not only will their work be showcased on the READ website; the winner will receive a R1000 cash prize,

and their school will receive R5000's worth of books! Last year's Word Warrior Competition drew a host of interesting entries and READ is pleased to announce that the READ Word Warrior of 2017 is Lolo Legoabe from Boskop Primary School! The 2017 Word Warriors had to describe their idea of 'My Treasure', and Lolo gave us wonderful insight into her family of five … always there for each other, no matter what they face in life! “This is one of many vehicles we use, to harness that very weapon our patron the late Nelson Mandela was passionate about: education,” Lizelle Langford, PR and Fundraising Manager at READ Educational Trust, explains. “Together we can sharpen the literary skills of South Africa's future leaders. A noble cause and one that is worthy of supporting every step of the way!” For more information about the 2018 READ Word Warrior Competition, contact READ Educational Trust on 0872377781, or visit www.read.org.za. Join the conversations on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/READEduTrust Twitter: www.twitter.com/READEduTrust Instagram: www.instagram.com/read_educational_ trust.

2017 Word Warrior winner - Lolo Legoabe


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THE first half of 2018 has come and gone. So, what was South Africa’s best-selling vehicle of the first six months of the year? Well, locally built vehicles absolutely dominated the list, with the Toyota Hilux topping the charts for the first half of 2018, racking up nearly 20 000 registrations. Break out the calculator and you’ll find out that this is some 4 763 units ahead of the second-placed Ford Ranger. The Volkswagen Vivo grabbed the final spot on the podium with nearly 14 000 registrations to its name, some 2 249 units ahead of its fourth-placed sibling, the regular Polo. The evergreen Nissan NP200, which still has the half-tonne bakkie segment all to itself, placed fifth with more than 9 500 units registered. The Toyota Quantum placed sixth, with Toyota’s combination of the Corolla, Auris and Corolla Quest (the brand reports an overall figure rather than individual model sales) close behind in seventh, which itself was 482 units ahead of the Isuzu KB in eighth. The Toyota Fortuner found itself in ninth, while the Hyundai Grand i10 and Toyota Etios (the only two on this list, bar the Auris, not built here in South Africa) grabbed the final two spots. SA’s 11 best-selling vehicles in the first half of 2018: 1. Toyota Hilux – 19 842 2. Ford Ranger – 15 079 3. Volkswagen Polo Vivo – 13 974 4. Volkswagen Polo – 11 725 5. Nissan NP200 – 9 567 6. Toyota Quantum – 7 938 7. Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest – 7 912 8. Isuzu KB – 7 430 9. Toyota Fortuner – 6 769 10. Hyundai G i10 – 6 201 11. Toyota Etios – 5 819 carmag.co.za

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ED: Do a bit more math. Toyota has sold 48 280 vehicles. The other 5 manufacturers in the top 10 has sold a combined 63 976 vehicles. From the 11th spot onwards figures get very low. So, Toyota SA sells probably more than 40% of all vehicles in this country.

THIS week’s petrol price increase might get car owners taking a serious look at their fuel consumption. However, your idea of how much fuel your car uses might be way off the mark. This is according to Wesley Procter, GM at used car retailer getWorth, who says that when it comes to fuel consumption, there are three versions of the truth - namely what the manufacturer claims, what your car’s instruments tell you, and how much fuel your car actually uses in real life. "It is very common to find that the amount of fuel you’re actually using is significantly different than your car’s manufacturer-claimed consumption," he explains. He goes on to say that the issue is partly technical because it is difficult for a laboratory test to replicate real-world driving conditions. However, Procter says that the manufacturers also have huge incentives to declare as low consumption as possible. "The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal has shown that measurement methods can be gamed. With the fuel consumption test, there’s no need to break the rules to achieve an edge – the engineers know the specific parameters and can optimise the car’s design to score well under those specific conditions. Move out the specific conditions of the lab test, and fuel consumption quickly deteriorates," he says. He says that the UK website HonestJohn gathers actual fuel consumption measurements from a community of thousands of users and compares them to claimed values. "They gathered the data for hundreds of different models and found that the average car uses 20% more fuel than its claimed consumption which is pretty dismal," Procter adds. Other studies concur. He says that the Automobile Association of Australia recently commissioned independent real-world tests and found a similar result. "It reported that the cars tested used 23% more fuel than the claimed consumption and one car used a staggering 59% more." As for the fuel consumption claimed by your car’s instruments, he says that this might also be far off the mark. "A car’s fuel computer is one of its least accurate accessories because there are considerable engineering challenges to measuring fuel consumption in real time." Procter says that it is not difficult to test how much fuel your car actually uses in real-world conditions. • Run your fuel down until your tank is half-full or less. • Then fill up your tank to the brim and re-set your fuel counter and odometer (or write down your mileage). • Drive until your tank is again less than half-full and fill it to the brim again. Now you know how many litres you’ve used and how many kilometres you’ve travelled. • Divide the litres by the kilometres, multiply by 100, and you have litres per 100km. • Now compare that to what your car’s instruments measured for that same distance and what your car’s claimed consumption is. "It’s best to repeat this exercise several times to even out the measurements. You may be surprised at how large the difference is. And naturally, the actual consumption is typically higher than what the manufacturer or your instruments claimed. Official testing methods are changing and hopefully the new crop of tests gives more realistic results. But as long as there are tests, there will be gaming," he advises. wheels24.co.za


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NOU in sy derde generasie, verteenwoordig Ford se Figo nog altyd goeie waarde vir geld. Daar is ’n R 55 000 prysverskil tussen die top Figo en die intree Fiesta. Ons het dié week die 1.5 Ambiente luikrug toetsbestuur. Figo is beskikbaar in beide sedan en luikrug, in twee vlakke naamlik Ambiente en Trend. Almal kom met ’n nuwe 1.5 driesilinder petrolenjin en ’n 5-spoed handratkas. Die top Trend 1.5 luikrug is ook met ’n sesspoed outomatiese ratkas beskikbaar. Die enjin in die Figo is iets besonders. Dit het nie ’n turbo nie, maar die 1.5 liter petrol driesilinder maak ’n allemintige 88 kW en 150 Nm. En ’n mens kan dit voel. Wat veiligheid betref kom die Figo met twee lugsakke, ABS en outomatiese sluit as jy ry. Daar is ’n klankstelsel, lugversorging, elektriese ruite (al vier op Trend), HLA op die outomatiese Trend, alarm op Trend, afstand sluit op Trend, smukspieëls op sonskerms by Trend, en ’n ritrekenaar op alle modelle. Trend modelle sluit ’n toereteller en rataanwyser in. Iets wat baie lekker werk en baie beter lyk as soortgelyke aanbiedings op ander voertuie is die “MyFord Dock” sisteem. Dit is ’n houer op die paneelbord waar jou selfoon dwars inknip, met die konneksiekabel weggesteek. In plek lyk dit soos ’n ingeboude raakskerm vermaaklikheidsisteem en werk dit so. Jy kan jou musiek, video en selfs navigasie direk vanaf jou foon waarneem met die klank deur die luidsprekers. Hiermee het jy al die foefies van veel duurder motors. Dit lyk so goed dat ek selfs sou oorweeg om ’n ekstra middelvlak slimfoon permanent daar te installeer. Die nuwe Ford Figo kom in ses kleure, met staalwiele op Ambiente en allooiwiele op Trend. Daar is ’n 4-jaar / 120 000 km waarborg en ’n 4-jaar 60 000 km diensplan. Ek het die Figo baie krities deurgekyk. Enkele goedjies wat ek gemis het in Ambiente het ingesluit ’n toereteller by die instrumentasie en spieëls op die sonskerms en agterste kragvensters, maar hierdie items is almal beskikbaar op Trend. Interessant is dat daar slegs R 3 000 verskil is in pryse tussen die Ambiente sedan en die Hatch Trend. Die Hatch Trend is heelwat goedkoper as die sedan Trend. Die basiese goed soos ’n radio, lugversorger, kragstuur, en kragruite (voor) is op al die modelle en die selfoon integrasie bring goed soos navigasie en video na die motor. Pryse lê redelik naby mekaar en kopers word aangeraai om die spesifikasies en pryse baie noukeurig te bestudeer wanneer hulle besluit om te koop. Op die pad het die Figo baie lekker gery. Dit het baie krag en toer gemaklik bult op en bult af teen 140 km/u. Dit is ratelvry, voel solied en is rigtingvas. Alle kontroles werk lig en sag. Remme is uitstekend. Die driesilinder grom as jy hom roer, maar daar is geen wind- of padgeraas nie. Die veerstelsel is ferm, sonder om stamperig te wees. Op Engels praat die ouens van a “honest car” en dit is wat jy hier kry. Al die basiese dinge wat ’n mens in ’n motor soek is hier, teen ’n redelike prys. Ek dink hierdie nuwe Ford gaan vir jou jare se probleemvrye motorry bied, sonder om jou beursie te seer te maak. Gaan kyk gerus by Mc Gee Ford. Andre Coetzee.

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THIS family home is well priced and is situated in a peaceful, well established part of town. Close proximity to schools and various amenities. The home is neat and offers a lounge, dining room and family lounge. The kitchen has wooden cupboards and a separate laundry. Four bedrooms and two modern bathrooms. The main is en suite. Also on offer is an office comprising of a reception and two offices. This can easily be converted into a flatlet. Large stand with easily maintainable garden. An extra large carport takes care of your parking needs. Extras include a jungle gym, toolshed and alarm system with outside beam etc. R1 260 000. Contact Henry at Deo Volente Properties on 074 589 0204 or 013 235 1102

THE winter months bring with them freezing cold temperatures that threaten our health, and the health of our garden plants. Frost can kill off beautiful plants in a matter of hours, or at the very least, severely damage them. When the sun is up, plants and the soil absorb the heat it generates. When the sun goes down, however, both plants and soil rapidly begin to lose the heat

they managed to store during the day. If it is an overcast night, however, the cloud cover will help insulate the earth and in turn, protect your plants. However, on freezing nights the soil's temperature and the temperature of the plants will drop rapidly. As the temperature drops to freezing and below, the moisture in the air condenses into dew that freezes on the surface of the plants. At freezing point, the damage to the plants will be minimal, however, if the temperature drops low enough, the cells in your plants will freeze and the plant will die. Protecting against frost If you are expecting frost, there are precautions that you can take that will help to protect your plants – these include: 1. If your plants have already been damaged by frost, don't remove or prune down the damaged areas, as the dead leaves will provide an excellent source of insulation for the tender stems and new leaves underneath. The dead bits can be pruned when the warmer weather arrives in late spring or early summer. 2. Construct a simple frame around plants that are sensitive to the frost, and then drape

a cover over the frame. The cover can be made from newspaper, hessian, material, cardboard, plastic tarps, bed sheeting or any lightweight material. This will create a tent for your plants, which will slow down the loss of heat rising from the foliage and the ground. Remember to remove the covers in the morning to let the light and fresh air back in and to prevent overheating by the sun. 3. You can drape materials directly over the plant if you don't have the time or the inclination to build a frame first, and secure it by gently tying the material in place. As such, be sure to choose a material that offers really good ventilation, like hessian, that will allow some light in and let the plant breathe easily. 4. Paint some plastic PET bottles black, fill them with water and then position them around your frost-sensitive plants. 5. Plants grown in pots are exceptionally prone to frost damage, and as such, it's always best to bring them indoors until the frost subsides. Alternatively, you could cover them with a tent as explained above, or bury the pot into the soil for added protection against frost. 6. If the frost is not so severe in your area, the

leaves won't be damaged, but any flower buds that would have emerged won't survive. So if your area experiences light frost, it's recommended to select plants that bloom later in the year. 7. Planting in protected areas, such as close to north-facing walls will also help the more tender plants survive frosty conditions. The walls absorb the heat generated by the sun all day, and this heat helps to keep the soil and the plants warm through the night. www.property24.com

VOLENTE DEO The Property Shop Dubbel verdieping 3slk, 2bdk, dubbel motorhuis ,dubbel afdak en privaat agtererf in The Heads. R8 500pm Woonhuis in gevestigde buurt. 4 slaapkamer met 2 badkamers. Sit, eet en leefkamer. 2 motorafdakke en kantoorspasie R10 200pm 3 Slaapkamer wnstl, sentraal in dorp. 2 badkamers, motorhuis. Geen troeteldiere. R6 200pm

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