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Hillcrest SAPS’ France Mkhize.
9 YEAR-OLD Sibusiso Blessing Ngcobo appeared at the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court last week and was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for house robbery committed in the Upper Highway Area in March this year. According to Hillcrest police communications officer, lieutenant France Mkhize, the incident occurred on 18 March at Link Road in Waterfall. “The victim, Malcom Northey, was standing outside his house when he was attacked by two men and a struggle ensued,” said Mkhize. “The suspects overpowered Northey and forced him into the house. They then tied his hands and legs with a rope and left him on the couch.”
Mkhize said that the suspects ransacked the house and got away with a cellphone, wallet, jewellery, clothing and shoes. “Northey was later untied by his wife who arrived home shortly after the attack and reported the incident,” he said. “After intensive investigation one of the suspects was arrested.” Hillcrest SAPS station commander, Colonel Thandeka Mbele, commended the teams responsible for the arrest and successful conviction of the suspect. “It is with such diligent policing that we can reduce the crime that is ravaging the Upper Highway Area,” she said. Mbele urged residents to trust the SAPS and report all criminal offences, no matter how small they seem to be. To report crime in the area, contact the police on 031 765 9116.
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X-Rays, Pets and Owners Technically speaking, X-rays are the actual beams of invisible, high-energy radiation produced by an X-ray machine. The beams pass through tissue and expose a special cassette – either a film or fluorescent screen. In the old days, film cassettes with silver-based linings were the norm; these days, more and more vets are moving to digital systems that scan the image on a fluorescent plate, and then reset the plate after taking the image off them. It
means no chemicals and quicker pictures, nottomentionlessradiationexposurefor staff and patient – but the systems cost R250,000 – R400,000 (or more). I have seen beautiful films and crappy digital images. It’s about technique, positioning and appropriate X-ray machine settings, not the technology one uses. The actual image is called a RADIOGRAPH and a specialist who interprets these is a RADIOLOGIST. There are only
about a half-dozen in SA, and most are at the university. Sometimes vets will send radiographs to them for a more detailed or skilled interpretation, and sometimes images MUST be interpreted by a radiologist. Hip- and elbow dysplasia certification radiographs are a case in point. To have an X-ray machine a practice must be licenced by the SABS, and all staff must have their own X-ray badges that measure that individual’s rate of exposure.Badgesarechangedeveryquarter and this costs money. Pregnant staff, people under 18 and people without a
badge i.e. YOU, a member of the public, CANNOT be present in the X-ray room when exposures are being taken. This means you cannot help restrain your dog forradiographs.Thevetcangetinveryserious trouble! Unlike in human medicine, the films or images are the property of the veterinary hospital,andmustberetainedasmedical records for 7 years. They can be forwarded, via you, a courier or email, to another vet, upon need or request, but you can’t demand them without a reason. Sorry, that’s the rules, we just follow them!
Protest over tree removals
>> Residents demand ‘killed’ trees are replaced KALISHA NAICKER
EMBERS of the Hillcrest community gathered in their numbers brandishing handmade signs to protest the removal of five indigenous trees by a developer outside a Caltex garage on Old Main Road on Saturday. The trees were removed earlier this year by developer Luis Farias, who stated that it was done for safety reasons. Farias was previously shot and paralysed in a business robbery, and claimed that after he had taken over the Caltex garage, he needed to make his surroundings safer. “I love trees, but I will not endanger my life again by having huge trees in front of my business property where criminals can hide out,” he said. “The area now has clear visibility into and out of the service station, which
The protest outside the Caltex garage in Hillcrest on Saturday. makes me feel safer.” In addition, Farias said, the garage was robbed twice previously and the area was deemed unsafe by the public. "Now people can look forward to a safe and secure service station right at their doorstep." However the decades old trees were iconic to the neighbourhood and according to residents, gave Hillcrest the “green and leafy edge”. Residents are demanding that the trees be replaced and are appealing to Farias to not destroy the neighbourhood
any further. Steve Camp of the Hillcrest Scouts Group which led the protest, said the scouts have gone to extreme lengths to Keep Hillcrest Beautiful and this included planting 15 indigenous trees recently. He said that the removal of the trees by Farias is uncalled for, and a total disregard to the values of the community. “As a community we have made it very clear to Luis Farias and Caltex that his personal circumstances and business requirements did not justify the illegal cutting down of the five 50-year-old indige-
nous trees which were on council owned property,” said Camp. “The five trees were not located that close to the Caltex garage and their branches were a good two metres off the ground so there was absolutely no way those trees posed any security threat. By illegally cutting down these old trees the security of the area has not been improved either.” Camp said that Farias actions clearly demonstrate that he has no respect for the environment, the law or community in which he wants to do business.
“Our message is quite simple; those trees are environmental assets which belonged to the Hillcrest community. “All we request is that they be replaced with mature trees of similar size back where they were illegally cut down, then we as a community will stop with our protests and can put this sorrowful saga behind us,” he added. Jenny Loughlin of the Kassier Road Project added that the Hillcrest community cannot stand by and allow business owners such as Luis Farias to chop down mature trees after being denied permission to do so. “His unlawful actions have left a bare and ugly scar along tree lined Old Main Road and this is totally unacceptable." But Farias said that he will not be replacing the trees, which will compromise his security. “I will offer to plant trees anywhere else in the community, but not heed to these demands.” To comment on this story e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lots of love for Fields Hill ORPHANS >> Kloof Street Patrol team is looking for donations to add a touch of joy to the lives of children KALISHA NAICKER
and toiletries for the children. Ages and genders of the children are as follows: nine-month-old boy, 12-month-old boy and girl, two-year-old boy, three-year-old girl, fouryear-old boy and girl, fiveyear-old boy and two girls, six-year-old boy and three girls and a seven-year-old boy and girl. There is also a nineyear-old boy, 10-year-old girl, 13-year-old girl, 15 year-old boy and girl, two 16-year-old boys and a girl, a17-year-old boyand girl and a 19-year-old boy.
HE Kloof Street Patrol team is hosting a Christmas party for children who lost parents in the horrific Fields Hill Accident last month. According to Kloof ‘s CPF project coordinator, Nikki Mohlmann, the initiative will comprise a small party for the children where Christmas parcelswillbehandedout. “We want to spread a little love this festive season. These children have experienced such trauma through losing their loved ones, and the Kloof Street Patrol is aiming to make their Christmas special,” said Mohlmann. In order for the Kloof Street Patrol to fulfil their goal, they are appealing to businesses and individualstodonatetothisworthy cause. The team is appealing for new toys, new clothes
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“Please help us by donating so we can put a special Christmas gift together for each of them,” added Mohlmann. Those interested in donating are welcome to drop off their gifts at either 23 Impangele Road (please hoot for attention), or 6 Beryldene Road.
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KALISHA NAICKER KEEP Kloof Beautiful (KKBA) in conjunction with CC&A Insurance Brokers will once again be bringing back Christmas cheer to the neighbourhood with their, “Light up the night” spectacular from 16 to 20 December at 1 Old Main Road Kloof. According to Sandra Wickee of KKBA, the organisation has always supported the festive cheer by CC&A Insurance Brokers by decorating their building yearly during the festive period. However this year, KKBA approached CC&A Insurance Brokers andthey decided to join forces to make 2013 festivities bigger and better. “This year there will be a Christmas in the park atmosphere at CC&A Insurance Brokers, as the gardens will be decked out in beautiful Christmas lights with a father Christmas to enter-
Treat yourself to three nights of cheer these holidays with a special package including dinner and breakfast. Experience the highlights of Zululand with a Lake Jozini boat cruise to view hippo, elephant and buffalo, an Mkhuze game drive and to top it off a Spa voucher for some pampering. For families, kids stay free. Rates from R3090 per person sharing and for those wanting to stay longer, a complimentary 4th night’s accommodation is available. 300km north of Durban, 400km south of Kruger Park and with easy access to Swaziland and Mozambique, the Ghost Mountain Inn offers the ideal base, with great comfortandrenownedpersonalservice,to explore this rich and diverse region.
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tain the little ones,” said Wickee. In addition, there will be a jumping castle, live music and face painting available free of charge. “The entrance to this ‘Light up the night’ spectacular is free, however we will have a donation box at the en-
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trance for anyone that wants to drop a few rands in,” she said. “All donations will be used by the KKBA to maintain the sterling work that we are doing in the community.” “Bring a picnic basket, have a drink and relax with the kids. “Let’s make this an event to remember,” she added. The event runs from 16 to 20 December at 1 Old Main Road Kloof from 6.30pm to 8pm. For more information contact Sandra Wickee on 031 764 1830.
Mass meeting for students FORMER students of eShowe High School and Training College are invited to the mass meeting at the Pinetown Civic Hall on Saturday 30 November. Bongani Oscar Nzimande, who also trained and later served as the rector of this institution of higher learning, said the purpose of the meeting is to explore what students can do to contribute towards the improvement and/or advancement of education, particularly in rural areas. In addition, they will discuss the possibility of visiting their former boarding master, the Rev Masuku, popularly known as “UKETU”. For information contact 084 512 4163.
College pays it forward KALISHA NAICKER THOMAS More College Outreach donated R100 000 to build a youth centre at Philangethemba Trust in Lower Molweni recently. According to Kim Hooper of Thomas More, the trust serves three schools in Lower Molweni, namely Bazamille Primary, Lamula Primary and Tholulwazi Secondary. “The youth centre comprises aclassroom, toilets, offices and a storeroom which en-
ables the youth development coordinator and interns to teach life orientation and other skills,” she said. Last year Thomas More Outreach donated R50 000 to buy computers to teach literacy to the schools. The money for these developments is raised by the Thomas More community at its annual sponsored walk. This walk raises money for all outreach projects at Thomas More as well as capital projects.
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Young (over) achiever >> Waterfall Spar’s Shaun Quin knows that determination pays off
T the national annual general meeting of the Spar group in KZN, held at Sibaya on 19 November, Shaun Quin of Waterfall Spar was handed the Young Achievers Award for 2013. This is one of Spar's top awards, given to an individual who has made a significant contribution and has experienced personal growth in the food retail industry. Quin’s rise to success began after matriculating from Kearsney College. He attended the Spar Academy for young managers but pursued other interests until about four years ago when he joined Waterfall Superspar with his father, Des. “Shaun started at the back of the house and received a full understanding of the systems and controls needed in any modern supermarket,” said Des. “He then developed a passion for the coffee shop and between him and wife Tessa devel-
oped a new and very popular menu.” Des said that the coffee shop has since grown from strength to strength. Describing his son as a go-getter, Des said that Shaun’s personality lends itself to being a good retailer as he is always ready to help fellow employees or customers. “Shaun, together with the input from Tessa, who qualified in architectural design, has Shaun Quin with his award.
made a significant contribution to the design, colours and finishes and layout of the new store,” said Des. “On behalf of the management and staff of Waterfall Superspar we congratulate Shaun on his achievements thus far,” said Des. Shaun thanked his family and friends for their support. His message to the youth is to “always follow your dreams and never give up”.
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Congratulations Spar MR Quin, Shaun, Tessa, management and staff, What a very special privilege it is to be a customer at Waterfall Spar. I have been a customer at Waterfall Spar for many years, and have always found it to be a friendly, customer conscious Superspar. I have watched with sadness and dismay to see the old shopping centre steadily losing tenants, customers and finally being systematically, demolished. Yet despite all this chaos, Waterfall Spar has shown the community what perseverance, and grit is all about. The pleasant and friendly staff is a sure sign of good, fair management, and I would just like to thank you all, and congratulate you all on the wonder-
ful new Waterfall Superspar. I applaud all your efforts, the hard work and am sorry you have had sleepless nights and long and hectic hours that you have had to endure, and I hope that all your endeavours are crowned with the success you deserve. Chris, the new restaurant is fantastic, the service is friendly and efficient and I wish you every success. I just love the menu and presentation, quality and choice. The whole shop is really such a pleasure to be in, and I wish you all much success over the festive season, and a new year filled with happy times and good profits Dave Henegan
Time for apathy is over A FEW months ago I wrote to the Hillcrest Fever saying that the minister of police found a quick fix to the crime problems in the area. An elderly couple that was quite frail and posed no threat to any person let alone an armed criminal, was brutally murdered and once again residents are living in fear. This is an old clichè, but as
long as the justice system continues to fail residents, it won’t be long before residents take matters into their own hands. The minister of police needs to take some drastic measures if residents are expected to trust the system. There is no room for apathy any more. Please use your vote wisely. Lena
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EDIA24 recently subjected us to “Wellness Day”… a travesty in which, after an assortment of blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar, IQ, arm wrestling and star jumping ability tests, we were told what our body’s “age” is. For me, the result meant that either my parents had lied to me about the date, month and indeed decade of my birth,orthatmycurrentsedentarylifestyle of junk-food consumption and exercising only my wit is not conducive to longevity. In the weeks since the test, I have been thinking a lot about exercise, and howIcouldgainbacksomeoftheyears that bacon, booze and bloody laziness havetakenfromme.Tospareyousome of the agonies I have endured, I offer my thoughts on the following things
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A few years ago, a former employer subjected my team to a day of “boot camp”. This trumped my family being abducted by aliens, being dumped for a blow-up doll on account of my smart mouth, and seeing Zuma being inaugurated as president to become the very worst day of my life. After an infinite number of push-ups, sit-ups, throw-ups and fall-downs, I went home lay on my bed, and counted the starsandflashesoflightbeforemyeyes because I couldn’t see any sheep through them. Endorphins are like the Loch Ness Monster and Atlantis in my mind – their existence is dubious at best. YOU NEVER FORGET HOW TO RIDE A BICYCLE More recently, I found myself living in Melbourne, with no job and very little to do. To prevent myself from turning to drink as so many Australians do, I decidedIneededtoembarkonanexercise programme. I went onto Ebay, found a bicycle that would cost me less than a night at the pub, and navigated my way across the city to fetch it. I
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WALKING IS GREAT EXERCISE PerhapsifyouliveinacountrylikeNew Zealand or Tuvalu (don’t worry, I’ve never heard of it either), which have been rated the safest countries on earth to live in, walking would be great exercise. In and around Durban, however, one has to be laden down with a gun, pepper spray or baseball bat, which totally ruins the rhythm and arm-jiggle of a good power-walk. These items, once added to the requisite water bottle, cell phone, pedometer and sun block, make walking more like gentle weight lifting. One also has to consider the environment – I have heard a rumour that the recent earth tremor felt in Johannesburg was a result of Angie Motshekga and Khulubuse Zuma going for a jog. As a public service to my readers, I will continue in my search for the perfect exercise method. According to the Discovery Health professionals at Wellness Day, I should have at least ten good years left.
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How long will we care? JONATHAN ERASMUS
HE recent media storm surrounding JaySingh,abusinessmannotparticularly well known beyond the borders of Durban until last week, has been remarkable. What will define the Singh story is not how it was unearthed, but whether it will remain relevant in a country that has seen manyotherbusinessmenaccusedofshady deals come and go, and come again. Witness readers (The Witness is sister paper to the Fever fold) will know that Singh was building a mall in Tongaat, without council approval, which collapsed last week. Two lives have been lost and about 30 people were injured. Workers were removing scaffolding supporting three parking levels when the top level buckled. A grisly domino effect ensued as the third level collapsed onto the second, the second onto the first, until it crashed to the ground.
As soon as the incident was reported by emergency services, it caused a media feeding frenzy. Within a matter of hours the story went global, being broadcast by every major English news channel. The hook was that 50 people had been trapped or crushed. At the time, the incident was being intensely followed and toutedaspossiblythecountry’ssinglelargest construction accident. Fears that this was an act of terrorism similar to the Westgate Mall incident in Kenya earlier this year could have further fuelled international interest. Thankfully, neither scenario played out and to a large extent the international media withdrew. But for South Africa, and more importantly Durban, the issue has not been put to rest. The question doing the rounds now is who is Singh and why hadn’t we heard of him before this incident? Witness and Fever readers, of course, are well versed in Singh and his construction company, thanks to an in-depth piece in the week before the incident. So why the interest in Singh? Because
he is part of Durban’s nouveau riche who have taken advantage of eThekwini’s massive empowerment ambitions. This has led to a new class of millionaire being created through government tenders and preferential procurement policies. Many have had questionable credentials, such as Durban’s bling businesswoman Shauwn Mpisane, currently being prosecuted for tax fraud. Singh has positioned himself, through various companies, to capitalise on big money transactions. In a country where corruption stories flood the media space, men like Singh are quickly forgotten if their story isn’t sexy enough. Failing to build a low cost house correctly does not incense us as much as it should. What we know is that Singh has been convicted of fraud and his business aptitude has been questioned by the council through a report commissioned to investigate shoddy workmanship on housing projects. He was part of the BEE deal that bought Durban Transport and nearly
bankrupted it before promptly selling it back to the council five years later. He runs his businesses through family and friends, and has diverse interests including property development and construction. In fact there is probably not an industry that Singh is not involved in. HeopenlystateshedonatestotheANC and in many circles is believed to use this position as a means of securing a favourable relationship with council. And he is a quiet man maintaining a relatively low public profile - until now. Why Singh is of such intense interest resonates on several levels, depending on where you come from. Rumours abound that Singh used his influence to circumvent council’s building procedures to start building the Tongaat Mall–inotherwords,hewasshownpreferential treatment. If true, it would be appropriate to ask how often this is done and by who, for whom. The less glaring issue is that Singh is arichIndianwhohasbenefitedfromBEE deals. There is an undercurrent in Durban
that has seen increased negativity against Indian businessmen. Ironically, this is largely due to Jacob Zuma courting questionable and opportunistic businessmen, some of whom happen to be Indian. In a society bloated with corruptionlinked villains, Singh fits the role perfectly. He is deemed shady, a crook, who profits from the poor while driving luxury cars and living in luxury homes. Rich bad guys are always more interesting than poor suspects. They add colour, they have more to lose besides time injail–theyhavemoney,statusandpower. To watch a man fall from grace in a country swimming with corruption is a story South Africans want to read. The real challenge comes with longevity. How long will the Singh saga remain in the public spotlight? Will readers and media care two months from now?Or will wecharacteristically let this, along with hundreds of others, slip into the shadows because the scandal reaches its sell-by date, or is eclipsed by a bigger and better villain? Are we just waiting for someone with a story sexier than Singh’s to come along?
RICH BAD GUYS ARE ALWAYS MORE INTERESTING THAN POOR SUSPECTS. THEY ADD COLOUR, THEY HAVE MORE TO LOSE BESIDES TIME IN JAIL – THEY HAVE MONEY, STATUS AND POWER
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>> Help the kids make Christmas decorations CHRISTMAS decorations can be simple and cost effective if you have the courage and can find the time to make them at home. Follow these easy steps to make a candy cane for decoration around the home. These canes are virtually indestructible and they also make excellent gifts. You will need >>2 skeins of DMC Pearl Cotton, one red and one white >>Scissors >> 1/2" to 5/8" ribbon
Instructions Open a skein of cotton and snip the loop at each end so you have two bunches; repeat with the other skein. Take one red bunch and one white bunch and tie them together into a single knot around the end of a pipe cleaner. To make the stripes, twist the two colours around the pipe cleaner and knot the ends together around the other end. Trim the cotton at both ends and trim the pipe cleaner if needs be. Bend into a candy cane shape and adorn with a ribbon bow.
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>> Hole Punch How to make your wrapping paper stars These stellar but surprisingly easy party decora- How to make it: Cut eight 5- by 5-inch squares from tions (they come together with just a few cuts and heavywrappingpaper(youcanalsouseprecutorigami twists) are made from all those odds and ends of holi- paper) >>For each square: fold in half to form a triangle, day wrap you'd otherwise toss in the trash. Hang one or dozens to brighten up the house come pretty side out; fold in half again. party time. >>With scissors, cut into the first fold (now folded What you'll need in half) about 3/4 inch down from the top, stopping >> Heavy wrapping paper or origami paper about 1/4 inch from the end. >> Scissors >>Make a similar cut about 3/4 inch down from >> Clear tape the first, as shown.
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>>Tape each of the 8 sections together, middle ring of one to outer ring of the next, to form a chain; tape the first and last sections together to form the star. To secure the star, tape the tips together in the center. Punch a hole at the top of one of the points and pass a string through to hang.
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FEVER REPORTER FORESTVIEW Primary are one of the schools that has won the municipality’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Unit (PRC) Verge Competition for 2013. This competition is aimed at ac-
Verge Campaign Winners knowledging residents for their efforts in maintaining and improving the visual look of their verges, streetscapes and suburbs. Community members were requested to nominate people whom theyfeltwereworthyofrecognitionin an effort to promote social cohesion by bringing together members of the community to learn from each other and work together in order to build
pride for their environment and City. The eight winners were awarded certificates of recognition. The recipients are; the Westville Veterinary Hospital; Bongani and Martha Dlamini from 9 Peckham Grove, Phoenix; the Sandsfield Civic Association Community Garden, Tongaat; James Alexander Easten from 11 Mvule Road, Glen Anil; Gerald and Annetjie van Staden from 16 Home-
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Culinary talent at its best >> Chef creates master cooks overnight
PPER Highway resident, Meryl Erasmus, is making dreams come true for buddingchefsinKloofwithhereverpopular cooking school. Meryl’s School of Cooking, was established in 2001. Over the years, advanced, intermediate and beginner pupils have benefited from Erasmus fun and informative courses, and interesting and delicious recipes. In addition to the absolute beginners and intermediate courses, Erasmus offers courses for couples, courses to arrange a stress free dinner party, to prepare thirty minute meals and to specialise in working with pastry, as well as team building courses and domestic workers courses. “Cooking is a way to bond, fall in love again and just enable one to experiment with their culinary talents,” she explained. She also offers fun evenings for book clubs, wine clubs, kitchen tea parties, birthday parties and any special occasion where socialising and eatingisaprerequisite.Erasmusstylishkitchen is set in a tranquil environment that allows you
Meryl Erasmus to feel relaxed and creative, while benefiting from the latest culinary equipment. Despite her extensive training and experience,Erasmushasthegiftofmakingeveryclient feellikeamasterchefwithinminutesofentering her fresh, clean kitchen. By the end of the three hour course, one will have created something one would never have dreamed possible – a delicious and beautifully presented meal, while having fun. “In just a few hours one will transform their talents, into an award winning chef,” said Erasmus with a grin.
She trained as a chef in South Africa and then went on to study at Leith’s School of Food and Wine in London. After qualifying there, she worked in various places in Great Britain, including a shooting lodge in Scotland. She later worked at MalaMala Game Reserve and Hartford Country House, both five star resorts in South Africa, before opening Meryl’s School of Cooking. Her cooking school allows her to impart her extensive knowledge, while sharing in her clients’ sense of achievement at what they have created. She urges the public to attend the course and master the art of cooking. To find out more about the course contact, 031 764 6577.
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30 November FORMER pupils of eShowe High School and Training College are invited to the mass meeting at the Pinetown Civic Hall on Saturday 30 November. For more details, contact 084 512 4163 or 0726018291.
Welcome to Anthony Rupert L'Ormarins L'Ormarins is the main estate in the group farms and is situated in the Franschhoek area. The farm has a combination of both low-lying land as well as moderate to steep slopes. There is an altitude difference of 385m between the lowest (165m) and the highest (580m) points on the farm. The vineyards are mainly planted on the slopes of the Groot Drakenstein Mountains where the granite soils produce robust, expressive wines.
Anthonij Rupert Protea Sauvignon Blanc 2013 This wine is a 100% Sauvignon Blanc made from grapes from L'Ormarins, Franschhoek - a warmer climate, and from Altima in Villiersdorp - a cooler climate, where the 2nd highest vineyards inSouthAfricaaresituated.Altimaalso has very flinty, granite soils. The warm climate offers good fruitiness and lovely tropical characters, while the cool climate gives aromatics of green pepper and asparagus Aromas of freshly peeled lemons with just a hint of gravel can be found on the nose. The palate is gentle and appealing, not spiky nor aggressively acidic. It's rich with lemon cream flavour and passion fruit vibrancy. Lovely freshness throughout, with a typical zestiness, is apparent from start to finish.
What’s on 1 December The Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association’s Monthly Rail Reserve Walk will be on Sunday 1 December meeting at 9am at the Station Masters Arms on Inanda Road, Hillcrest. The walk is taken by Wilbur Mahlangu. All are welcome. For more information contact 031 765 7157.
5 December The Kloof Conservancy will be hosting an Invasive Alien Plant Course for Gardeners on 5 December at the Kloof and Highway SPCA commencing at 8am. For more information contact, 082 4499 237. 9 December A Plant course will be held on 9 December at the Springside Nature Reserve, at 8am.
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JOLLY >> Community celebrates prelude to Christmas
WO Acres Garden Market in Country Lane, opposite the Hillcrest Private Hospital, celebrated a prelude to Christmas on Thursday, 14 November from 10am to 2pm. A beautifully decorated Christmas tree took centre stage of the recently renovated Two Acres Garden Market and the weather was perfect for Christmas shopping or enjoying a light meal. The Two Acres Tearoom was selling their signature, freshly baked artisan bread, free range eggs, preserves
and pantry items while the Biscuitry were stocked with the usual favourite treats,aswellasafewspecialseasonal flavours. The Bird House offered much needed pampering with ladies enjoying manicures and pedicures under the trees. Shellac Nails were introduced on the day and is now standard on the Bird House list of treatment options. Patina Interiors, now a permanent tenant at Two Acres Garden Market, offered exquisite Christmas decora-
tions, ready-made Christmas table décor and beautiful gifts, which were a big hit on the day. Patina’s stock exclusive furniture, décor, a fragrance range, designer jewellery and gifting items. Acres Garden Market is open Mondays to Saturdays and will be open on the public holiday – Monday, 16 December. They close after trading onMonday,23Decemberandre-open on Monday 6 January. For more information phone 031 768 1957 or visitwww.facebook.com/ twoacresmarket.
Anthonij Rupert Protea Merlot 2012 Appealing savoury nose of mulberry, cocoa, oreganum and fynbos.Those dark berry flavours and rich cocoa notes are replicated on the palate. Although gentle in texture and with velvety tannins which make it glide sinuously over the tongue, there is a gutsy tar and earth grip anchoring it. Ripe fruitandrestraineduseofoakareobvious. A delicious, lingering wine. 100% Merlot
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Fresh donation to school HIRSCH’S recently donated a bread machine to the Clair Ellis Brown School so the kids can enjoy fresh bread every morning. Clare Ellis Brown Pre-Primary School is a not-for-profit institution committed to providing a quality early childhood education programme that is based on the rights of the child.
Nora Saneka, Warren Pearce, Shevani Maharaj with a pupil from Clair Ellis Brown school.
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OLLOWING a busy year of cleaning, painting, paving, dust and debris, The Mushroom Farm will be hosting a Roof Wetting and Christmas Market to celebrate the end of an eventful year and the coming festive season. The Roof Wetting and Christmas Market will be held on Thursday, 28 November at The Mushroom Farm, 450 Kassier Road, Assagay. The market will run from 2pm until 7pm. The shops will all be open during the market - many of which will be running promotional specials. Over the course of the past few months, a number of new and exciting shops have joined The Mushroom Farm family and the market will provide a perfect excuse to visit. Other new additions to The Mushroom Farm include the new spring additions in the ever growing animal farm family the twin kid goats, chicks and baby rabbits are a treat for the kids who can have a great time feeding the animals in between playing on the jumping castle. While the kids are busy with the animal farm, mums will be able to enjoy an interesting array of local crafters who will be exhibiting their wares at The Roof Wetting and Christmas Market. In addition to the craft market, Mark Phillips and his talented group of art students will also be holding an art exhibition on The Mushroom Farm lawns. And lastly, to round off the afternoon's events, there will also be foot tapping live music and delicious food stalls to boot. Come one come all, The Mushroom Farm is the place to be on 28 November.
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November 29, 2013
Birthday fun at Kloof KALISHA NAICKER
THESatinCandyStoreinKloofrecentlyhostedtheirbi-monthlybirthdaybashfortheirclients that have had a birthday or are still to celebrate their special day in the month of November. The day was filled with special treats and discounts for all and was an overall success. Seen at the function were...
Gina Bertolotti, Juliet Turnbill and Catherine Atherton
Melanie Wartmann and Shiela Kanudsen-Smith
Jane Candow and Belinda Dolphin
Catherine Stuart, Nicola Storkey and Sharon Drummond
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Jes Foord Foundation gets new logo THE Jes Foord offices at the Oxford Village in Hillcrest had an intimate group of loyal Jes Foord Foundation supporters gathered for a big mystery announcement recently- the revealing of the new Jes Foord Foundation logo. The Foundation was chosen last year by Jonssons Workwear to be involved with their Jonsson Journey and hand-in-hand with that came their logo re-design by the design department at Jonssons. ThehappyeveningalsoincludedtheJon-
sson Journey video, the brand new Jes Foord Foundation website by Go Fish Client Catchers as well as the big reveal of the newly renovated Trauma Counselling room sponsored by Vodacom where the foundation offers free counselling to survivors. ThealreadystunningroomwasmadecompletewhenPleasantairsponsoredabrandnew aircon unit for the counselling room. Overall this launch signifies only more amazing things to come in 2014 for the foundation.
Gary Titinger (Blue Angels), Ross Thomson and Rohan Osborn.
Jaimi Shields, Jess Knauf, Lesley Jones, Jes Foord and Teagan.
It's a shark attack at Ithemba
Steven Mabugana, Barry Baynes and the enthusiastic Ithemba pupils WHAT a fantastic start to the day. Ithemba students were visited by Steven Mabugana who treated the students to a Shark dissection educating the children on sharks. Mabugana spoke on the different kinds of sharks that live on our coast line and gave thestudentstheopportunitytoaskasmany
questions as they could. He is a professional MC and Motivational Speaker has a heart of gold and his primary focus is education and the motivation of others. Mabugana and his brother developed the Educational Motivational Shark Dissection. They developed unique stunts in
a way that is designed to motivate and educate the community on marine and environmental issues, their hands-on approach includes a unique shark dissection whilst presenting amazing facts and figures relating to sharks and marine matters. Whilst developing the programme Mabugana also identified a great need in motivating the community/employees and employers with different life issues that a person's struggles with on a day to day bases, it is with this that they then looked at a person holistically and use the shark dissection as a method and tool of educating. Apart from a lively presentation and dissection relating to sharks, Mabugana also covers the following topics environmental impact caused by my actions, marine conservation and the positive impact that I can implement and marine waste management. For more information visit www.mabugana.com.
A garden that featured in 2013 Open Gardens.
Open Gardens 2014 needs you! KALISHA NAICKER PLANNING is well under-way for IndigenousOpenGardens2014whichwillbe held on the 24 and 25 May 2014 and Kloof Conservancy is appealing for sponsorship. According to “garden finder” Brigid Turner, she has some exciting gardens in the Everton, Acutts Drive and Inanda Road area. “We are seeking assistance in finding sponsorship for the event,”
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NANXA izichazamazwi zesiNgisi zilichaza ngezindlela ezahlukene igama elithi ‘patriotism’, ngizithola zilichaza ngokuthi lisho: “Ukuthanda nokuzinikela ezweni lakini”. Ngizitshela ukuthi uma ngithanda izwe lakithi, iNingizimu Afrika, kufanele ngizame konke okusemandleni ukuthi ngibambe iqhaza ekulithuthukiseni. Ngizitshela ukuthi uma uthuthukisa izwe lakini, awakuwazi ukushiya ngaphandle abantu abayiminsinsi yokuzimilela kuyona. Siyazi-ke ukuthi lezi zinxushunxushu ebezikhungethe iNingizimu Afrika eminyakeni eminingi edlule, nezisekhona kwezinye izindawo, zidalwa ngabantu abasho ngomlomo ukuthi bayayithanda iNingizimu Afrika nokuthi bangayifela nokuyifela, kodwa izenzo zabo zibe zisho okunye. Izizwe eziningi zangaphandle kweNingizimu Afrika zihlale zibangisana ngokuzozinza kuleli,
hhayi zithanda iNingizimu Afrika, kodwa zithanda ingcebo yakhona. Umcebo waseNingizimu Afrika uhlanganisa nabantu bakhona, akuwona umcebo ombiwa ezimayini kuphela. INingizimu Afrika, phakathi kokuningi, izishaya isifuba ngokuba namaqhawe afana noDkt Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela. Akekho ongaphika ukuthi leli qhawe lingelinye lalawo anyakazise umhlaba wonke. Akekho ongaphika futhi leli qhawe liyohlale likhunjulwa, lihlonishwa kuze kuthi AMEN. Angaphika othandayo ngoba yilungelo lakhe lelo. Yingakho incwadi ethi: “Long Walk To Freedom” yaphela ngokuphazima kweso emva kokushicilelwa, yaze yahunyushelwa nakwezinye izilimi. Udinga ukwethulelwa isigqoko uDkt D.B.Z. Ntuli owayihumushela olimini lwesiZulu ukuze umlando waleli qhawe ufinyelele nakulabo abangaluqondisisi olwendlovukazi yamaNgisi. Osekudida abaningi manje, okusempeleni okucasula abaningi kuhlangene nombhali walolu daba, ukuthi uma sonke thina baseNingizimu Afrika sithi siyalithanda izwe lethu futhi singalifela njengaye uMadiba, yini edala ukuthi uma sekwenziwa ifilimu yebhayisikobho
ka-1 kuZibandlela (December) eIMbizo Conference Centre eMpangeni enyakatho yeKwaZulu-Natal, kukhona noMnuz Dumisani Goba ongumsunguli weSouth African Traditional Music Association (Satma). Kuqale kwamenyezelwa ukuthi lo mcimbi uzoba seYunivesithi yaKwaZulu oNgoye, kodwa ngenxa yemibiko edide umphakathi yokuthi laba bazohlonishwa yiyunivesithi uqobo lwayo, iziphathimandla zeyunivesithi zibe sezenqaba ukuthi umcimbi wenzelwe eBhekuzulu Hall. UMbongeni Ngema ozohlonishwa ngeziqu zobu dokotela
ngempilo yakhe, kulandwe abalingisi bangaphandle. Yingoba bengekho abalingisi bakuleli abebe ngaqokelwa ukudlala indawo yakhe? Noma wukubabukela phansi? Kumbe wuthando lwemali? Sikholwa wukuthi bakhona baningi. Uma kuthiwa-ke bekufuneka abasezingeni eliphezulu abaziwa emhlabeni wonke, ingani kwasayena uDkt Mandela waziwa umhlaba wonke kodwa ungowokuzalwa kuleli. Yisimo saseNingizimu Afrika esimkhuphule sambeka ezingeni lokuhlonishwa umhlaba wonke. Yini ebingavimba ukuthi kuqokwe umlingisi obezoqeqeshwa aze afike kulelo zinga elidingekayo? Noma singebona abehluleli, sibona sengathi abakhiqizi befilimu i ‘Long Walk To Freedom’ badudulwe wuthando lwemali nokubukela phansi abalingisi baseNingizimu Afrika ngokulanda u-Idris Elba noNaomie Harris ukuthi bazodlala indawo kaMadiba noWinnie Mandela. Asikholwa ukuthi yi ‘patriotism’ Kazi angalandwa yini umlingisi waseNingizimu Afrika ukuthi ayolingisa uDr Martin Luther King wodumo lwe ‘I have a dream.’
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NISSAN PATHFINDER 2.5 DCI SE AUTO (4X4) BY FIRST IMPRESSIONS:
hen I say –it is a box with a bonnet added, I'm not being derogatory in any way. Let me put it this way. The Pathfinder has in no way a fancy design. Straight lines all through bar the wheel arches. This latest version of the Pathfinder has been "downgraded" a bit in the sense that some features have been omitted to the price tag lower. The Pathfinder with its squarish design makes full use of this and offers a lot of interior space. With a luggage bay varying from 515 dm3 to a massive2091dm3thePathfinder'sspace is impressive. Although having been "downgraded" somewhat it still sports some chrome around the grille. The face of the Pathfinder is similar to its stable mate, the Navara. On this model the driving lights up front have been replaced with plastic "bungs". Roof-rails come as a standard option. The rear door is huge making loading at the back quite easy. There are a number of stowage "boxes" in the floor of the luggage bay. Withtheinteriorthereisverylittletocom-
plain about. The seats are comfortable and space is not a problem. Even with me sitting comfortably there is still enough space left at the rear for a large person to sit without being squashed. Instrumentation as functional and well laid out and everything is within easy reach of the driver. THE RIDE: From the turning of the key I knew that the drive was going to be a nice comfortable and rather soft one. The 2.5 turbo diesel was not as noisy as one would expect.ThePathfinderisa4X4andthevarious modes (2H, 4H & 4L) are selected via a large knob between the front seats. The model I had is the 5-speed automatic version. Without any problems the Pathfinder was up to cruising speed and I have to admit the ride was not at all bumpy even on the bad road sections which I took. There were parts where it rained quite heavily and I experienced no problems with the roadholding of the Pathfinder. The power to weight ratio is really good and the engine never "laboured' under any of the driving conditions. The auto-box changed without delay when needed. The consumption was averaging out at 10.1 litres/100km, which is acceptable for the size and weight of it.
The Nissan Pathfinder
SOME TECHNICAL JARGON: The 2488cc, 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbo diesel engine has a power rating of 140 kW @ 4000 rpm. Torque is given as 450 Nm @ 2000 rpm. The engine is coupled to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The Pathfinder comes with 17" alloy wheels and 255/65 R17 tyres. It comes with 2 & 4-wheel drives as well as 4wheel low range selection. OOPSIES: The one aspect which I found a little irritating was the height of the driver's seat. Although very comfortable, it was just that little too high, even at its lowest position, causing me to bump/scrape my head against the top of the door opening
everytimeIgotin.Onceinsidethereisample headroom though. THE VERDICT: I did not have a chance to take the Pathfinder into the rough terrain. As such I can not comment on it's 4X4 capabilities. I can comment that it performed well in the wet road conditions. The Pathfinder offers a soft ride and the suspension might be a bit "soft" for the real rough terrain, but that I could not prove and is just an opinion which is based on a patch of bad road conditions. If space is what you are looking for and with an acceptable diesel consumption, then the Pathfinder might be the option for you. Your Nissan dealer will be glad to answer all your questions.
KEY FIGURES* MAKE: Nissan MODEL: Pathfinder 2.5 dCi SE Auto ENGINE: 2488cc, 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbo diesel POWER: 140 kW @ 4000 rpm TORQUE: 450 Nm @ 2000 rpm FUEL SPECIFICATION: 50 ppm diesel Fuel consumption: 9.1 litres/100km (Manufacturer) / 10.1 litres/100km (Actual) FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 80 litres CO2 EMISSIONS: 238 g/km Acceleration (0-100 km/h): 10.7 sec. TRANSMISSION: 5-speed automatic (tiptronic) WHEELS & TYRES: 17" alloy with 255/65 R17 tyres SEATING: 5 LUGGAGE BAY: 515 - 2091 dm3 TOWING CAPACITY: 750 kg (unbraked) & 3000 kg (braked) SERVICE INTERVALS: 15 000 km SERVICE PLAN: 3 years / 90 000 km WARRANTY: 3 years / 100 000 km PRICE (INCL.): R479 900 (as in October 2013) *Source: Nissan & Duoporta
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Achieving his goals >> Travis Teasdale completes ‘Roof of Africa KALISHA NAICKER
ES, I really enjoyed it,” were the words of the tall 16-year-old, Travis Teasdale, when asked if it was possible to enjoy the extremely tough and challenging three-day ‘Roof of Africa’ enduro race that took place in horrendous weather conditions in Lesotho over the weekend. It was the 2013 Junior National Off-road Champion’s first ‘Roof’ attempt and an event that will go down in the history of the modern ‘Roof of Africa’ as a very wet and slippery race that not only tested the riders’ abilities and skills, but also their determination and perseverance. The young Teasdale, who competed for the first time for Team Brother Broadlink KTM, started Day Two on Friday in sixth place after
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posting a fast time at the 45km time-trial. After six hours and 42 minutes on a wet saddle, he completed the day in 15th place overall – he injured his leg when he crashed, but the words ‘giving up’ are not in his vocabulary and he pushed hard till the end. When yet another misty and rainy day greeted them on Saturday morning, he was up for the task ahead despite still suffering from his leg injury. The 120 odd kilometre route was changed somewhat due to the incessant rain that kept on falling through the night, but the slippery rocks and muddy roads did not keep him back as he enjoyed the challenge. Unfortunately his service crew missed him at the first service point – many crews and riders missed each other due to the traffic jams on the gravel roads – and he ran out of snacks, but his good friend and coach, William ‘Wild Will’ Gillitt (he finished his umpteenth ‘Roof’ in 13th place) shared his food with him and Teasdale was good to go again! After racing for just over 10 hours on Saturday, Travis received the chequered flag as a signal that he has finished his first ‘Roof of Africa’ and he is already looking forward to many more. His total race time for the three days, were 18 hours and just over 14 minutes putting him in 15th place overall (only one minute separates him from Wynand Badenhorst in 14th place.) Teasdale was in the company of some of the world’s best extreme enduro riders with the UK rider, Graham Jarvis taking victory for the second time while the Kiwi, Chris Birch, who lived and raced in South Africa for two years and coached the youngsters, finished second. Teasdale’s teammate, Scott Bouverie, was third. Now it’s back to school and exams while the planning and training for the 2014 racing season continue.
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