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The Snoek Issue

YZER DARLING

June – August 2015

Issue 07 | Free

DAWN MATTHEWS NEW BEGINNINGS

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THE ABC OF FINE SNOEK & GREAT WINE

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WHERE HAS ALL THE SNOEK GONE?


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ie eerste ding wat ek geleer het toe ons na Yzerfontein verhuis het, is dat jy snoek vang in die maande waar daar nie ‘n ‘R’ in die naam is nie. So na regte moet ons nou kan lekker snoek eet! Indien jy een van ons bekwame vissermanne is wat snoek het om te smous, laat weet ons asb, want daar is niks so lekker soos ‘n snoek op die kole nie. Ons voorbladnooi is een van my beste vriendinne, Dawn Matthews. In 1999 het sy oor my pad gestap by Bellville treinstasie. Sy en Henré Pretorius het verhuis na Jhb nadat hulle gekies was as van die eerste kykNET aanbieders. Ek het daardie dag snot en trane gehuil toe ek afskeid van my kêrel moes neem, so het nie veel aandag gegee aan my toekomstige vriendin nie. Min wetend dat ons nog ‘n lang pad sou stap en dat sy daar vir ons sou wees deur van die wonderlikste en hartseerste oomblikke in ons lewens. Nou groet ons haar, Charlie en ons peetkind, Jesse, met ‘n swaar hart soos hulle die volgende hoofstuk in hulle lewens aandurf. We would like to welcome Sylvia Neumeister to I Love Yzer. The bubbly blonde is a great addition to our team and we are looking forward working with her in the a crazy season ahead. In die volgende 3 maande is ons hard besig met beplanning, want vanaf middel Augustus gaan daar baie te doen wees in Yzerfontein en Darling! Onthou ook om ons Facebook blad dop te hou vir meer inligting oor gebeurtenisse. So skink ‘n wyntjie, maak ‘n kaggelvuurtjie en kruip onder ‘n kombers en geniet die tydskrif! Weskus Groete! j Publisher: Content: Layout & Design: Advertising, Marketing Distribution: Contributors: Alfie von Litzenburg Annette Richards Sanet Lategan Wally Croome Charles Withington Gil Ferreira Milani Schonken Hennie Richter Natasha Pieterse Dr Stephen Smith Tracy Bartlett

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DAWN MATTHEWS New Beginnings WHERE HAS THE SNOEK GONE? Wally Croome PROFILE Johan Basson MARKET Darling Pomegranates j Sonneblom HOME Blikaspaai GARDEN Die Labirint op Yzerfontein HISTORY Yzerfontein Boat Angling Club FINANCE To File or not to File BUSINESS DIRECTORY COOK Snoek & Feta Samoosas WINE The ABC of Fine Snoek & Great Wine DINE Beulah Farm Deli HEALTH Hou jou Kleuter gesond hierdie Winter BEAUTY Slender Wonder KIDS Klouter Kabouter PETS Sassy Cecil has a Historic op WE CARE The Darling Trust SLEEP La Petite Grange TO DO West Coast Way j VoorkamerFest EVENTS CALENDAR

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I Love Yzer Nadine le Roux, Eldré Strydom Nadine le Roux, Lauren Burger Nadine le Roux, Eldré Strydom Sylvia Neumeister Dawn Matthews Ormonde Vineyards Dr Dalize Willemse Tash St John-Reid Johan Basson Antoinette Versfeld Estelle le Roux Catherine Kriel Eduardo Pereira Dr Lindie Walters Nicky Bruwer Darling & Yzerfontein Tourism

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he result for the Top 100 SA Wines Challenge was announced in April and ORMONDE performed well with 4 wines being selected for this prestigious group. The Top 100 SA Wine challenge is a major fine wine event in the country. These 100 wines were selected from a record 500 entries comprising the best wines from more than 600 cellars and 10 000 wines available to consumers. The Ormonde Wines which have

been awarded are: Ormonde Barrel Selected Shiraz 2013, our Single Vineyard Chip of the Old Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 and our aged white wines being Ondine Chenin Blanc 2013 and Ondine Semillon 2013. Theo Basson, owner of Ormonde Wines, was notably pleased saying: We are proud of the hard work and dedication of our team in creating these quality products. We strive for consistency in quality, vintage after vintage. To achieve this takes a serious amount of hard work, experience and passion. A feather in the cap for the Ormonde appellation. Ormonde extends an invitation to all wine lovers to visit Ormonde in Darling and taste these great wines. j

CONTRIBUTORS Annette Richards I moved from Natal to the Cape in 1987 with my family. We all had a proud sports background in tennis, archery and tenpin bowling. I am proud to say that I was the first person of colour to achieve Springbok colours in tenpin bowling and in 1988 I became the South African Ladies Champ. In 2013 I retired from the corporate world after spending most of my working life with Corobrik. I decided to pursue my passion for cooking. So here I am enjoying what I love doing and the pleasure it gives others. I carefully choose the food markets I participate in, as I do not intend stressing myself out with too much on my plate. After all, I am retired! Dr Dalize Willemse is a GP with a special interest in Aesthetic, Anti-Ageing & Cosmetic Medicine. She is based in Cape Town and rotates between two of Skin Renewal’s Cape Town branches in Willowbridge and Stellenbosch. She studied a BSc Psychology at Free State University and graduated in 1992. Five years later, she qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Stellenbosch. In 2007 she developed an interest in aesthetics and started doing courses and attending aesthetic congresses and in 2009 she opened up her own aesthetics practice in Malmesbury and started working for Skin Renewal. She is a member of The Aesthetic and Anti-aging Medicine Society of South Africa.

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Sanet Lategan Ek het in Utrecht Natal op ‘n plaas groot geword en wonderlike kinderdae beleef tussen die berge. Op Utrecht my skoolloopbaan voltooi en daarna in Bloemfontein my onderwys diploma gaan verwerf waar ek in my 4de jaar Pre-Primêr gespes het. Ek het op Bethelhem vir amper 2 jaar skool gehou by Klein Soldaatjies Pre-Primêre skool. Daar het ek my man ontmoet en einde 1984 in Darling kom woon. In 1986 het ek op Grootberg skool gehou. Daarna is 2 pragtige kinders is gebore. In 1991 het ek ‘n speelgroepie op ons plaas begin. Op aanvraag het ek Wippel-Voetjies by die NG Kerk begin. Daarna in 1995 het die idee van ‘n skooltjie in die Industriële gebied pos gevat.

FROM ALFIE VON LITZENBURG Op 18 Maart 2015 het wetstoepassers van die Weskaap die geleentheid gehad om Yzerfontein te besoek. Yzerfontein Buurtwag het die reëlings getref en sodoende die IPA Weskusstreek gehelp om ‘n 20km pretstap en ‘n beste boerewors braaikompetisie in die skilderagtige Yzerfontein aan te bied. Lede van die SAPD het toestemming van die Provinsiale Kommissaris gekry om aan diens deel te neem. In ideale weer het die ondernemende deelnemers ‘n 20km sirkelroete gestap. Die roete het ‘n gedeelte langs die legendariese 16 Myl strand ingesluit, ‘n panoramiese uitsig via Pearl Bay van Dasseneiland en verder met die Schaapeiland wandelroete deur die Yzerfontein hawe tot by Yzerfontein Sportklub; die beginen eindpunt van die roete. Vir baie van die deelnemers was dit hul eerste besoek aan Yzerfontein en die weskus. Die wenner het die 20km in 2 uur 20 minute gestap, maar dit is veral die agterosse wat gelukgewens moet word omdat hulle vasgebyt het en dit ook gemaak het. In die Boereworskompetisie het Yzerfontein Buurtwag indruk gemaak met verskeie buurtwaglede wat deelgeneem het. Die SAPD-span van Grabouw het egter met die louere weggestap. Hulle het die buurtwaglede uitoorlê met die professionele wyse waarop hulle, hul produkte voorgesit het. Daarmee het hulle die plaaslike beoordelaars beïndruk. Die buurtwag het ‘n positiewe bydrae gemaak en beter verhoudinge met die SAPD bevorder en terselfdetyd uiting gegee aan hulle leuse: Ons gee om vir mekaar. j 4

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Tasha St John-Reid has been Operations Manager at The Darling Trust since August 2010 and has lived in Darling on and off since 1993 but always returns. Tasha was born in Zimbabwe, grew up in Namibia, matriculated at Huguenot High School in Wellington and studied Fine Art at The Foundation School of Art in Cape Town. Tasha illustrates children’s books in her free time for various educational publishers. After her travels to Europe, Israel and Bermuda, she lived in Ghana for a year where she helped a community in Akwatia initiate a library and youth club. In 1998 Tasha opened a book/coffee shop, Through the Looking Glass in Darling during which time she became involved with projects at The Darling Trust, Evita se Perron and the Voorkamerfest. Tasha is passionate about all things Darling and the community!

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How the West Coast set me up for a great career.

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ome of you might or might not know me. I’ve graced your screens for a number of years now, currently starring in one of Etv’s daytime shows, SCANDAL! as Shakira. I have had a career predominantly in television, even though I obtained a degree in theatre art at the University of Stellenbosch in 1997. It was soon after I finished my studies that I landed a role in a tv series that would mark the beginning of my love for the West Coast. That series was SOUTMANSLAND, shot in St. Helena Bay in 1998. How I still long for that time. It was magical. Starring alongside some of South Africa’s best actors, nervous and fresh out of school I was immediately put at ease by the friendly professionalism and warm attitude by all involved with the project. And when I say all, I mostly mean St. Helena Bay and

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its people. Every shooting day was met with sunshine, the ocean being the calming soundtrack. And even though we were shooting a tv series it pretty much felt like a play with people from the community not just serving as extras but also being our ever present audience. Not only was the production embraced by the community but we were part of them. It certainly made it easier for me to portray my character because I didn’t have to imagine what she was like...my character was all around me. It was a special time. Kyknet was a good stepping stone for my career. I enjoyed presenting but I realized it was not my passion. I don’t have the personality for it. Being part of Song vir Katryn certainly helped cement my career and my name in the industry. For that I’m forever grateful!

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Egoli certainly prepared me for how tough the industry can be and to grow a thick skin. From 2000 - 2001 I was the character, Paige. I enjoyed it and certainly learned a lot! But of course prior to all this I had my humble beginnings in the small Karoo town of Oudtshoorn. Born to a teen mom and raised by her and my grandparents, my childhood feels like a lifetime ago. My mom and grandparents passed on when I was still at varsity and I still make regular visits to die Hoorn whenever I can. My childhood was magical. Carefree. I grew up in a time when kids had to play outside and your mom would eventually call you from the stoep to come inside. When family suppers were a bredie of some kind, eaten around the kitchen table with every family member in attendance. The dining room table was only for Sunday lunch and doing your homework. I’m from a family of teachers who believed an education is your ticket to a better life. And thank goodness for that. They certainly have given me a life beyond expectations. That life today also consists of a husband and child. I met my husband, Charlie, in 2005 while working on another drama series in Cape Town. Yes the Cape made my life! We soon started dating and tied the knot in New York in 2008. We built a lovely home together in Johannesburg with the intention of starting a family. That wish came true in March 2012 with the birth of our daughter Jesse. Those of you who have kids know what a blessing a child is. Charlie and I are totally smitten with her and I’m just trying to make sure that I spend as much time with her as possible, because people always say that it goes by so quickly. And before we know it she’ll be all grown up and out of the house. Because time goes so quickly I have actually decided to take some time off work to spend with Jesse and our family. Charlie is an American and we have decided to go live there for a while. I am looking forward to this adventure and I’ll be blogging about this experience, where and when I can. Follow me on Social Media so I can make you part of my journey. j

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10 QUESTIONS: 1. What is your favourite past time? Since having my daughter, going to a child friendly restaurant with minders and eating my way through the menu while she is playing. 2. What is your motto in life? Keep your feet on the ground and reach for the stars! 3. What is your biggest SCANDAL? I’m still waiting for it to happen! ;) 4. What is your favourite beauty product? Loreal for my hair and RegimA for my skin. 5. Do you have a nick name? My name is so short people call me variations of my name like, Dawnie, Donna, Dawnte. 6. Your favourite quote: This too shall pass! 7. What book are you reading at the moment? Just finished Still Alice. 8. Advice for someone that wants to be an actress: You must really want it and work hard at it! 9. What will you miss the most about SA? I don’t think I’ll be gone for too long to miss anything, but it’s usually just food like Cape Malay curry or biltong. 10. Where do you see yourself in 5 year’s time? I’m not a 5 year goal kind of person. Certainly plan for tomorrow, but to make the most of today!

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Where has the Snoek gone? WORDS WALLY CROOME

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ince the end of June last year Capetonians have been asking the question – where has the snoek gone? Snoek is predominantly caught in the Western Cape and to most of the Western Cape Line fishermen, constitutes up to 95% of our total catch. Up till approximately 10 years ago statistics indicate that as much as 60% of the national snoek catch was landed in Yzerfontein. This figure has dropped to as low as 4% over the past 5 years. Many of our older residents will remember the chaos in our town with up to 120 snoek boats and between 700-900 crew members descending on Yzerfontein in the early hours of the morning to use the harbour. The lack of facilities and any form of control exacerbated the problems at that stage. Snoek is a highly migratory fish found from Port Nolloth in the North to Gansbaai in the South with the snoek boats and fishermen migrating with the snoek shoals anywhere between Lamberts Bay and Gansbaai. Historical records indicate that up until approximately 10 years ago the West Coast summer snoek run started in Yzerfontein around Dassen Island about mid October each year and lasted until the end of February/March. Over the past 10 years however, the Yzerfontein snoek run has all but fizzeled out with the summer snoek moving initially to Hout Bay, and until recently the Cape Point area. Our winter snoek traditionally caught nearshore beween Yzerfontein and Saldanha Bay has also not materialized for the past 4-5 years. The scientific fraternity has indicated that the Southern and Eastward migration of the country’s sardine shoals (a major source of food for snoek) has in all probability caused the change in the established patterns.

Many fishermen are blaming global warming, Seismic surveys being conducted on our West Coast by the petroleum industry and the trawling of snoek (under the guise of by-catch) for our current woes. History has however taught us that in the late 1890’s and early 1900’s (way before the advent of any of the above) the fishing industry was in dire straits as snoek had disappeared! This phenomenon has repeated itself on a number of occasions since then. The reason for the current shortage and the high price of snoek is that the last snoek run of any note in the Western Cape occurred in June last year at St Helena Bay. Just prior to Easter there were sporadic catches of snoek in False Bay (up to 50 on a boat) which sold off the boats for an average of R140 with an all time high of R180 on one specific day and the public having to pay up to R240 from the middle men! Boat owners and their crew members are struggling to make ends meet and to assist them to cope with the associated hardship our Association arranged prayer meetings at various harbours. The Yzerfontein prayer meeting was once again well supported by our residents. At the time of writing this article the first winter snoek has shown up at St Helena Bay which will hopefully revive our sector and allow the public to light their braai fires and enjoy their traditional snoekbraai’s again. j Wally Croome is a commercial line fisherman and has lived in Yzerfontein since 1988. He is currently chairman on the West Coast & Peninsula Commercial Ski Boat Association and the South African Commercial Line Fish Association (SACLA). He also held the position of Vice Chairman of the South African Marine Line Fish Management Association (SAMLMA)

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JOHAN BASSON Johan Basson is ‘n kommersiële visserman en hou al sedert 1980 in Yzerfontein vakansie en is al 19 jaar ‘n permanente inwoner. Noem een plek wat jy moet ondervind wanneer jy Yzerfontein vir die eerste keer besoek: ‘n Besoek aan ons mooi strande en die sonsondergang is ‘n moet. Noem 5 gunstelinge van Yzerfontein: jj Hawe. jj 16 Myl Strand. jj Bootrit na Dasseneiland. jj Vars Seekos. jj Duiwenes. Wat vind jy is ‘n uitdaging om in ‘n klein dorpie soos Yzerfontein te woon? Soms benodig ek iets wat ek slegs in die groot dorpe of in die stad kan kry, maar dit leer jou om kreatief te dink en ‘n ander plan te maak. Noem 5 items waarsonder jy nie kan klaarkom in Yzerfontein nie: jj Sunblock. jj Visstok. jj Bottel wyn. jj Vars vissie op die kole. jj Besoek aan Dassen Seafoods – die plaaslike viswinkel. Enige raad vir nuwelinge op die dorp? Skakel in by die gemeenskap, want hier raak vriende jou familie. Vertel ons van die ou Yzerfontein. In die ou dae kon ons op die strande ry met voertuie. Beach braai’s was elke naweek ‘n in-ding. Vertel ons meer van die visvangbedryf in Yzerfontein. Yzerfontein is bekend vir snoek en kreefvangste, alhoewel die snoek nie meer soos in die ou dae byt nie. Elke dag is ‘n uitdaging omdat jy met die natuur se elemente meeding. Stormsee, wind, son en reën. Die grootste beloning is om met ‘n boot vol vis die hawe in te kom en te besef jou opofferings was nie verniet nie. Ons dorpie kry nuwe lewe as snoek byt en almal glimlag van oor tot oor. Enige raad vir ‘n aspirant visserman? Jy moet bereid wees om lang ure in soms ongure weer te werk. Jy moet jou finansies ook goed kan bestuur, want daar word nie elke maand ‘n salaris in jou bank inbetaal nie.

Het jy ’n Yzer storie wat jy kan deel met ons? In Junie 2000 het ‘n ystererts skip, die Treasure tussen Melkbos en Dasseneiland gesink en ‘n reuse oliestorting tot gevolg gehad. Almal in Yzerfontein het soos een man saam gestaan om die voëls en pikkewyne op Dasseneiland te help red. Elke boot wat beskikbaar was het mense oorgeneem en sommiges moes met helikopters oorvlieg. Pikkewyne is gewas en in houers geplaas en is weer aan wal gebring. So het die gemeenskap saam gewerk en weereens bewys dat ons vir mekaar en ons omgewing omgee. j

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Darling Pomegranates Antoinette Versfeld

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When did you start your business and how did it begin? Eight years ago my husband planted our first pomegranates. I was vaguely interested but only got involved in 2011 out of desperation. After four years of no harvest the pomegranates started to crack and burst. I tried to do something with the damaged pomegranates and ended up making juice. I researched why we did not have any success and I was totally fascinated by the fruit and the symbolism of ancient times. When and where did you trade at your first market? I cannot remember the first market, but I think it was Langebaan. The market was run by PLAY (Parents Lobbying for Active Youth). Describe your product. We are the only producer to have two different juices. Favour is made only with the seeds of the fruit and Blessing is made with the whole fruit and pressed in a machine that is made by Juran in Israel. Our product range includes the following: jj The first pomegranate nougat in South Africa. jj The only natural pomegranate Turkish Delight which is made from our juice and does not contain gelatine. jj Dried pomegranate seeds covered in organic milk and organic cocao. What is your best seller? Apart from the juice definitely the dried seeds. I currently supply Col’Cacchio with these seeds and I am proud to be able to work with them. What are the difficulties being a market trader? Markets are extremely hard work. Challenges are overloaded vehicles, setting up the gazebo and carrying the heavy cooler boxes. At times the weather is my biggest opponent because I sell frozen juice. The only way to sell pure pomegranate juice! Why do you love participating at markets? I love markets because I love people. In order to attend a market traders have to be innovative. Name 5 tips for new traders: jj Attractive stall. jj Enthusiasm about your product. jj I NEVER sit behind my table. jj Neatness. jj Never eat or talk on a mobile when you have clients. j

Gesondheids Beskuit Estelle le Roux When did you start your business and how did it begin? I started baking these rusks about 10 years ago for my children and family after a very good friend gave me a recipe that I changed to suit my own and my children’s taste. In no time colleagues and friends were ordering my rusks after tasting it! When and where did you trade at your first market? My first market was in May 2014 at Vygevallei Farm Stall. I had a fantastic market day and the owner also asked me to deliver my rusks to them the same day! Describe your product: A quality wholesome product and can be eaten dry as a snack. What is your best seller? The rusks and my new range Sonneblom Beskuit Peusel Happies. The off-cuts and crumbs I also sell and the children and clients just love it! The crumbs are used as a muesli with yogurt or milk. Delicious! What are the difficulties being a market trader? For me it is to be able to have enough stock, as I have a full time job and I bake at night and over weekends. The power outages also play a big role in the baking process in order to deliver enough stock for the markets & retailers. You have to plan carefully and ensure that all your marketing strategies are in place and that you can deliver and make a profit. Why do you love participating at markets? I love chatting and meeting different people and explore what interesting items the other traders are selling. Normally I never leave any of the markets without having bought quite a few items! I love shopping… Name 5 tips for new traders: jj The product must be of high quality and at the right price. jj Find innovative ways to sell your product. jj Don’t get despondent. Every market is different. One day you will have excellent sales but the next one might not. jj Have confidence in yourself and your product. jj Make sure that you have all the equipment and marketing material needed for the market. j

Where to find DARLING POMEGRANATES: 082 603 5151 j info@darlingpomegranates.co.za Groote Post Country Market j I Love Weskus Markets Langebaan Craft Market j Every last Saturday of the month. Festivals & Agricultural Shows j Available from our farm.

Where to find SONNEBLOM GESONDHEIDS BESKUIT: 084 585 6904 j estelleeleroux@gmail.com Groote Post Country Market j Vygevallei Farm Stall - R27 Yzerfontein Spar j Shell Shoppe in Yzerfontein Chicory Cheese in Darling

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ie naam Blikaspaai kom oorspronklik van my kinderdae. My ouma het ons kleinkinders hierdie speletjie geleer wat ‘n mengsel is tussen aan-aan en wegkruipertjie. Elke speler kry ‘n klippie en die den was ‘n blikkie. Die doel van hierdie speletjie was om die persoon wat jou moet vang te flous en eerste jou klippie in die blikkie te gooi. Met dit skree jy dan Blikaspaai! Ek en my man het in Maart 2014 Yzerfontein toe getrek, nadat ons vir ongeveer 7 jaar in Yzerfontein gewerk het. Met aankoms het ons besluit om ‘n winkel te open vir Interior Images wat sal dien as ‘n vertoonlokaal vir ons blindings en shutters. Een van die hoof redes hoekom ons die winkel wou open was dat Taylor Blinds and Shutters vir ons alleen agentskap toegeken het vir Yzerfontein en die omliggende areas. Dit was ‘n uiters groot prestasie en ‘n groot eer vir ons dat hulle ons tenvolle vertrou met hul naam en produk. Vandaar die begin van Blikaspaai. Om Blikaspaai op te som sal ek se.. dit is ‘n winkeltjie waar jy ‘n geskenkie vir iemand kan kry wat klaar alles het. Ons verkoop antiekhede, skilderye en ‘n verskeidenheid dekor items en geskenkies. ‘n Mengelmoes van plaaslike kunstenaars en jong entrepreneurs. In my soektog na uniekhede, het ek afgekom op Annie Sloan. Ek wou ‘n ou weggooi kas nuwe lewe gee en het ‘n produk gesoek wat nie te arbeids intensief was nie. Ek was heel skepties aan die begin. Hulle adverteer dat dit ‘n produk is wat mens op alles kan gebruik sonder die normale voorbereiding. Ek het ‘n inleidings kursus bygewoon en besef dat hierdie produk regtig wonders kan verrig. Dit is so maklik om te gebruik. Ek het kontak gemaak met Annie Sloan SA en na ‘n intensiewe keuringsproses het Annie Sloan Internasionaal vir Blikaspaai gekies as handellaar van hul wêreldbekende produk.

Kom loer gerus by ons in en ervaar die nostalgie van ons voorouers met die handgemaakte keramiek, hekelwerk en geskenke. Kom kerf jou eie biltong en proe tuisgemaakte ingelegde ware en moerkoffie. Hier is geskenke vir elke geleentheid. Kom kuier gesellig saam om die tafel terwyl die Golden Oldies se klanke jou laat onthou en luister na die geluid van die outydse geldlaai. Vir die wat graag ‘n projek wil aanpak en die ou meubels uit die motorhuis pak, kom gesels gerus met ons oor die wonders wat Annie Sloan kan verrig. j

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GARDEN

DIE LABIRINT OP

YZERFONTEIN TEKS HENNIE RICHTER Namens Yzerfontein Bewarea

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p Yzerfontein was ‘n stuk grond wat vir die destydse voorsitter van die Yzerfontein Bewarea ‘n nagmerrie was. Hy het gereeld daarlangs gestap, baie keer stilgestaan om die besondere uitsig oor die Atlantiese Oseaan en Dasseneiland te bewonder, maar die grond waarop hy gestaan het en toneel rondom hom het hom laat wakker lê. Vir hom was een van sy dorp se mooiste en mees toeganklike uitsigpunte ‘n verleentheid. Maar Alfie von Litzenburg het dit omskep in ‘n geleentheid. Die natuurlike plantegroei en fynbos was bykans totaal verniel deurdat veral kostruksievragmotors die terrein as ‘n kortpad gebruik het en ‘n breë pad daaroor uitgery het. Alfie het ‘n idee gehad wat hy met dié stuk verwaarloosde munisipale grond kon doen, maar mannekrag en fondse het ontbreek. Toe breek 2006 aan en met die verkiesing van die voorsitter tydens die Bewarea se jaarvergadering, het Alfie doodernstig, maar asof in ‘n grap, die lede gevra om hom asseblief te herkies. Iewers was iets aan die broei wat die Bewarea in die besonder, maar ook Yzerfontein in die geheel geweldig sou bevoordeel, en daarvan wou hy deel wees. In 2007 het WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa), ‘n nie-regeringsorganisasie, betrokke geraak en onder meer die Munisipaliteit Swartland as vennoot betrek en ‘n jaarlange projek het begin. Yzerfontein sou nooit weer dieselfde wees nie. ‘n Werkskeppingsprojek is geloods met tien werklose persone en twee spanleiers van Darling wat elke dag na Yzerfontein gekom

het. Die span is verdeel en onder Alfie en nog ‘n komiteelid, Willem Badenhorst, se leiding het ‘n kleiner groep aan die werk gespring. Alfie se groot ideaal om die hoekerf by die aansluiting van Dasseneiland- en Atlantic rylane te herskep, het ‘n werklikheid geword. Verskeie projekte is daardie jaar in die dorp aangepak, met die labirint naastenby die vlagskipprojek. Die plaaslike plantkenner, Libbes Loubser en haar eggenoot, het saamgewerk. Plante wat die mens se onverskilligheid oorleef het, is behou, die terrein is verfraai en ‘n gedeelte met ‘n verskeidenheid aalwyne beplant, en ‘n parkeerterrein is aangelê. Endemiese plante is aangeplant om die uitgeroeide plante te vervang. Die fokuspunt van die projek is die labirint. Dis deur Terry de Vries, ‘n kenner van Stellenbosch, uitgelê en met blomsaad daarom heen gesaai. Binne drie jaar kon die aangeplante gedeelte nie van die omringende oorspronklike fynbos onderskei word nie – ‘n stuk verwaarloosde openbare terrein is met die ondersteuning van WESSA in ‘n lushof omskep. Alfie het sowat twee jaar gelede ná dertien jaar as voorsitter die tuig neergelê, maar die labirintprojek sal seker vir die res van Yzerfontein se bestaan as monument vir sy ideale en deursettingsvermoë dien. j

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HISTORY

YZERFONTEIN Boat Angling Club WORDS & PHOTOS EDUARDO PEREIRA

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he Yzerfontein Boat Club has a long and interesting history. The club was initially formed by local line fishermen who stayed in Yzerfontein, in order to gain launching preference to the then very busy boat launching slipway, which at the time was also controlled by an entry boom. Boats from all over the Cape were often queued up for hours when the snoek was running. This frustration led to the formation of the boat club which later also gained the overall control of the harbour facility and in turn benefited from the launching fee income received. This financial income, as well as the committed efforts of several other individuals in town at the time, gave rise to the building of a clubhouse facility which became their base. Over time, the harbour facility became managed by the Swartland Municipality and the need for commercial line fishermen to gain preference to launching changed, due to the evolved infrastructural changes in town. Nowadays the boat club members are recreational sport anglers and the Club forms part of the Western Province Deep Sea Angling Association, who in turn are affiliated to the South African Deep Sea Angling Association (Internationally by the International Game Fishing Association - IGFA). The boat club also hosts several annual events, the most prestigious being our annual Yzerfontein Snoek Classic, which has over the past 10 years grown to become the biggest recreational sport angling event in the Western Cape. Apart from hosting fishing events, the club remains actively involved in Snoek being weighed in during an event. development, environmental and other issues. Recently the club has been representing pressing issues relating to the recent closure of Area 7 for West-Coast rock lobster at government meetings. The club has played an important role in representing recreational anglers’ rights which has a significant impact on local tourism. The club presently has a steering committee of 8 members and those persons wanting to apply for membership can log onto our website on www.yzerboatclub.co.za or contact our membership officer, Mr Iain van der Spuy. j

SOCIAL

28 Mar j Piet Botha Show

5 Apr j I j Weskus Market

9 May j The Parlotones Show

29 Mar j Groote Post Country Market

9 Apr j Haus of Decor 1st Birthday

9 May j The Parlotones Show

4 Apr j Chris Chameleon Show

26 Apr j Groote Post Country Market

9 May j The Parlotones Show


FINANCE

TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE.... WORDS NATASHA PIETERSE

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he most common question we get asked is Do I need to submit an income tax return? The 2015 tax season opens on 1 July 2015 for the period 01 March 2014 to 28 February 2015. The good news is if you earn under R250 000 for a full year from one employer and have no other sources of additional income (for example, interest or rental income) and no deductions that you want to claim (for example medical expenses, travel or retirement annuities), then you don’t need to submit a return. Although salaried employees are limited, by tax law, as to what they can deduct from their income, there are a few things that can be claimed. The allowable tax deductions are: jj Medical Aid contributions. jj Income protection contributions where you take out a policy with a service provider in the case you are no longer able to work anymore. jj Retirement Annuity and Pension Fund contributions which save towards the day you retire. jj Donations paid to registered Public Benefit Organisations for example a charity. jj If you mainly work from home and mostly earn commission then costs relating to the office in your home. Points to remember: jj If you have a travel allowance a logbook is mandatory. jj Retain proof of all your medical expenses during a tax year. jj Ensure that you have all your tax certificates.

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Jacaranda House: 072 410 1365

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Darling:

Zabdiel Self Catering: 022 451 2646 076 516 3308

Whale O A Time Self Catering: 082 414 3212

The Roses’ Place Garden Flat for 2: 078 421 3627

Sugarbird Manor: 083 505 2707

Kariza Self Catering Apartment for 2: 083 453 2336

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Cape Coastal Accommodation: 076 583 1035

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Yzerfontein Garden & Landscaping Services: 072 819 9640

Yzerfontein Garden Girl: 082 839 8452

Tony’s Gardening Service: 082 853 7943

The Roses’ Place 4 Plants: 078 421 3627

Organic Dave’s Custom Veggie Gardens & Planter Boxes: 076 834 8085

Carine Carstens Garden Services: 083 232 7147

Gardening:

Zanthè Seaton Designs: 083 651 8359

Richard Tailor Architect: 082 855 5971

Regalia: 081 832 5940

Karen B Interiors: 082 573 7736

Interior Images – Shutters & Blinds: 022 451 2114 / 072 136 0398

Haus of Décor: 081 554 6006

Hardie van Schalkwyk Architecture: 082 737 7151

Giles Matthew Bespoke Furniture and Interiors: 082 374 9046

Furniture * Design * Décor:

Yzerfontein Financial Services & Letting: 083 453 2336

Van Zyl Chartered Accountant: 022 492 3223

Perfect Edge Accounting Services: 022 451 2086

Things to do: Printing:

Cape Country Properties: 083 600 2441

Property:

Yzer Inks: 083 656 0533

Die Stal: 079 966 5673

Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve: 022 451 2824 / 072 356 4797

!Khwa ttu MTB Trail: 022 492 2998

Yzerfontein Deliveries: 082 877 6677 Vygevallei Farm Stall: 071 658 0874 PixBuzz: 082 780 2583

Windor Services: 082 650 5838 The Marmalade Cat: 022 492 2515

Westland Events: 076 626 0970 / 084 633 3858 Chicory Cheese Café: 076 975 6197

West Coast Way: 086 132 1777

Website Design: 082 374 9046

Café Mosaic: 022 492 2307 Darling Brew Slow Quarter: 022 492 3798

T&N Information Technologist: 072 386 1817 / 079 404 0630

Silver Dune Photography: 084 633 3858

Spotless Windows: 022 451 2073 / 082 629 0257

Pink Lady – Needle work / Alterations: 022 492 2440

Pest Control Specialists West Coast: 022 719 1380

Mitchell Land Surveyors: 083 763 3351

CJ Suspension Vehicle Service Centre: 021 552 6934

Blikaspaai Vintage Décor Hire: 072 136 0398

Amelia’s Cleaning Services: 022 451 2184 072 254 7722 / 079 719 1437

Services & Specialists:

Yzerfontein Armed Response: 022 451 2747 / 082 961 0366

Brigs Barn: 022 492 2451 / 082 640 3405

!Khwa ttu: 022 492 2998

Darling:

Wild Flour Coffee Shop: 082 325 4907

Whale Tale Studio Café: 022 451 2292 / 076 626 0970

Weskus Padstal: 082 351 2722

The Diner: 072 245 9549 / 083 263 0717

Strandkombuis: 022 451 2360 / 082 575 9683

Meeurots Restaurant: 022 451 2608

Kaijaiki Country Inn: 082 828 8015

Droograk Coffee Shop / Restaurant: 022 451 2257

Die Rooi Granaat: 072 901 9133

Beulah Farm Deli: 073 361 1091

Yzerfontein:

Places to Eat:

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY


Yzerfontein Veterinary Clinic: 022 451 2087

Tiny Bubbles Pet Parlour: 073 005 1101

Omega Dog Food for Sale: 022 451 2875

Darling Veterinary Clinic: 022 492 2545

Pets:

Hattingh & Van der Westhuizen Oogkundiges: 022 492 3236

Hamilton-Attwell Fisioterapeut/ Physiotherapist: 082 570 6338

Darling Apteek: 022 492 2782

Medical

Tati’s Jumping Castles & Party Hire: 084 677 0077

Kids:

Yzer Oefenklasse: 076 581 3948

Sunbird Oil Based Perfumes: 022 451 2257

Natural Health & Beauty: 076 527 6408

Megz Beauty & Hair: 022 451 2794 / 074 231 6648

Hair on Main: 022 492 2487

Fitness with Una: 084 557 1175

Cutting Crew: 079 160 6939

Multisafe Security: 082 469 3351 / 022 451 2110

Safety:

Yzerfontein Vulstasie / Shell Shoppe: 022 451 2682

Weskus Superette: 071 588 4100

The Catwalk Clothing: 022 492 2515

Pretty Cute Gift Shop: 076 734 3853

Kiddy Calm Products: 083 303 3586

Jewellery by Roger: 082 899 1844

Eighteen94 Curesmiths: 083 296 4954

Dassen Seafoods: 022 451 2232 / 083 260 1514

Darling Vleismark: 022 492 2633

Darling Sweet: 083 235 4002

Buitekant Square: 076 734 3853

Book League: 022 492 2667

Blikaspaai Gifts & Décor: 022 451 2114 / 072 136 0398

Retail:

Sotheby’s International Realty Michelle: 083 679 4889

Sotheby’s International Realty - Johan: 083 383 2659

Rawson Properties - Marijanne: 022 451 2445 / 072 207 2135

Pam Golding: 022 451 2188 / 079 395 0842

McNeil Real Estate: 022 451 2038

Harcourts Real Estate: 081 365 8768

Chas Everitt: 022 451 2029 / 076 998 0641

Yzerfontein Municipality: Office Hours: 022 451 2366 Emergency After Hours: 022 487 9400

SPCA - Darling: 022 492 2781

Snake Catcher - Johan Snyman: 082 370 9768

SAPS - Darling: 022 492 3146

Pharmacy - Yzerfontein: 083 708 1262

Pharmacy - Darling: 022 492 2782

NSRI: 082 990 5974

Hospital Swartland Malmesbury: 022 482 1161

Hospital Netcare Blaauberg: 021 554 9000

Harbour Manager: 082 921 1192

GP - Dr. Lindie Walters: 022 451 2941 / 083 270 6914

First Choice Medics & Ambulance: 083 316 7607 / 073 970 3334

Dentist - Dr. G. Husselman: 022 492 2671

Darling Municipality: Office hours: 022 492 2237 Emergency After Hours: 022 487 9400

Emergency Numbers:

Yzerfontein Sport & Ontspanningsklub: 022 451 2819

Whale Watching Hotline: 079 391 2105

Vygevallei Farm Stall & Wine House: 071 658 0874

Tourism Bureau - Yzer: 022 451 2985

Tourism Bureau - Darling: 022 492 3361

Groote Post Vineyards: 022 492 2825

Groote Post Country Market: 082 877 6677

Eldré Strydom j eldre@iloveyzer.co.za j 082 877 6677 j Nadine le Roux j nadine@iloveyzer.co.za j 084 677 0077 Sylvia Neumeister j sylvia@iloveyzer.co.za j 072 282 5271

Leesure Assurance Brokers: 022 492 2567

Bellamy Consultants & Brokers: 086 111 5284

Financial Services:

Yzerfontein Elektries: 022 451 2476 / 083 262 5804

Steve’s Electrical: 022 492 2522 / 082 458 2755

Simon de Villiers Builder: 082 855 5972

O’Tool Hire: 022 451 2035 / 082 839 8452

LeRoi’s Lighting: 022 451 2476 / 083 565 9190

Henton Homes Timber Construction: 083 268 4609 / 079 063 8153

Erwe Skoonmaak & Stene: 083 401 3521

Bou Vest Building Services: 022 451 2816 / 082 718 0581

Bou Rommel verwydering / Hekke & Motorhuis deure: 082 872 0417

Atlantic Maintenance: 072 059 6624

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The Weskus Knitting Club: 082 351 2722

Gracious Art Galleries: 079 707 5207

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Blue Square Pottery Studio: 082 567 4940

Bio Sculpture Darling: 083 627 6530

Health & Beauty:

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Judyskoo Creative: 084 633 3858

Stone Stables Self Catering: 071 901 2532

Jo Davidson Creative: 082 562 0591

Graphic Design:

School House Cottage: 082 707 8535


COOK

Birth of a Snoek Samoosa WORDS ANNETTE RICHARDS

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fter making a variety of different flavours of samoosas I realized that I needed to include a fishy type of samoosa to my repertoire and what better than a smoked snoek one at that. Why smoked snoek? One of the dishes I had been making for a number of years was Smoorsnoek which my family always enjoyed and all I had to do was to adapt it slightly to fill a samoosa.

SNOEK & FETA SAMOOSAS Ingredients jj 1 kg Smoked Snoek jj 6 Medium size potatoes jj 1/2 Medium size onion jj 200g Diced tomatoes jj 400g Tub feta cheese

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2 tsp Cayenne pepper 2 Cloves garlic Salt and pepper to taste Lemon juice

Method jj De-bone and flake the snoek and refridgerate. jj Boil the potatoes and when done, mash it. jj Fry the chopped onion in a little oil adding the chopped garlic and cayenne pepper. jj After 2 minutes add the diced tomatoes with salt and pepper and let it cook until tomatoes are done. jj Add the flaked snoek and a few drops of lemon juice to cook for approximatley 5 mins, then add the mashed potato and mix well. jj Remove from the stove and add the chopped feta cheese. jj When cooled down start filling the samoosa leaves. j

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WINE

THE ABC OF FINE SNOEK & GREAT WINE

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WORDS CHARLES WITHINGTON www.darlingwine.co.za 074 194 1711

ust as Karoo Lamb is the best in terms of South African lamb, so has West Coast snoek become known as the best in snoek. Weskus Snoek is the standard chant of any snoek vendor wanting to attract his customers. Or more colloquially put, Weskus Snoek is Beskus Snoek! The reason is simple. The icy cold Atlantic waters are responsible for breeding fish with a firmer flesh and richer in flavour. It is this Atlantic ocean that provides the correlation between great snoek and fine wines; it is the chilly Atlantic breeze together with the morning sea mist, that also makes our wines great. Let’s not kid ourselves that Darling is cool climate for wines as a hot day in summer is very hot! Not bad news though – it is sunshine and warmth that are so essential for good grape ripening. However, our trump card is this ABC Factor the Atlantic Breeze and Chill that provides the magic needed for great grapes In some ways vines are like people – they can cope with a really warm day but they need that overnight cool to rejuvenate themselves for the next day. With vines having their ambient temperature drop 15-20 degrees overnight cools the growth process, extends the ripening times and allows for those wonderful full, yet delicate, flavours in our wines.

Harvesting in the mist at Ormonde Vineyards.

Which wines to go with snoek? A fighting fish with a full flavour needs a wine with character and difference. I would recommend the following: jj Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2014 A sumptuous wine with a creamy smoothness. jj Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2013 This wine remains one of the best in the west (coast) in terms of character and complexity. jj Tullie-Versfeld ‘TV’ Semillon 2012 David Tullie grows fine Semillon and Nicky Versfeld makes it great. Very delicious and very limited. jj Roan Ranger 2013 A Rhone style blend of 65% Cinsaut and the rest being Grenache and Mouvedre. A lovely soft red wine perfect for snoek. Serve slightly chilled and watch your glass seemingly empty itself. jj Secateurs Chenin Blanc Not Darling but dear to me! A great Chenin from Adi Badenhorst’s Kalmoesfontein vineyard. Chenin and Snoek found only on the West Coast or in Paradise. j


DINE EIGHTEEN’94 WEST COAST FOOD HEROES:

BEULAH FARM DELI

A TOUCH OF SOPHISTICATION ON THE WEST COAST WORDS GIL FERREIRA PHOTOS NADINE LE ROUX www.idigdapig.com 083 296 4954 TWITTER @whodapig

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s you travel north on the R27 from Cape Town and are nearing the Yzerfontein/Darling crossing, you will come across Beulah Farm Deli about 500m from the crossing. Not a regular farm stall, Beulah is very tastefully laid out, almost in a French Provençal style, making it a welcome change from the archetype farm stall. On the shelves you will find a selection of quality products ranging from organic beef and venison biltong and boerewors, right through to GMO free bread and cake flour, a selection of hand made cookies and sweets and a selection of antique crockery and cutlery. Beulah also serves fantastic breakfasts, cakes and light lunches from carefully selected local produce to give the visitor the very best quality food and arguably the best coffee on the R27. The most popular breakfast is the Root 27 which includes hand crafted bacon and pork sausages with your choice of home made baked beans or locally procured Darling Mushrooms, as well as eggs, tomato and farm toast. Another specialty is the hand cured and smoked salmon on croissant with creamy scrambled eggs. The light meals and lunch menu includes the regular fare that you may expect from a farm stall, however, everything is made in the Beulah kitchen. This includes the famous Beulah Pies, where they have had a customer drive all the way from Gordons Bay to come and enjoy them! Pies include Roast Chicken, Venison, Pepper Steak, Sausage Rolls and the everpopular Oxtail! The fish and chips is made with a proper English pub-style crispy beer batter. The rest of the food and cakes are just as delicious and very reasonably priced. It is for all the above reasons that this is an extremely special

place for me. Odd as it may sound, but this is literally where I have found my second home, and where I have come to live out my own passion – charcuterie. Through a chance meeting over a year ago, Karen Linde loved the charcuterie products that we were producing and when it came time for me to expand, Beulah was a natural fit. New and exciting developments at Beulah include the establishment of a full Deli, where people travelling the West Coast Road will be able to get fresh produce from fruit and vegetables right through to artisanal cheeses and my very own Eighteen94 CureSmiths range of Salamis and cured meats. Karen Linde, the owner and proprietor, has established much at Beulah with her own hands and it is with sheer determination and passion that this tranquil place exists. Karen is certainly a West Coast Food hero in my books! j KAREN LINDE 083 233 5355 FACEBOOK.COM BEALAHFARMDELI

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HEALTH

HOE KAN JY JOU KLEUTER GESOND HOU HIERDIE WINTER? TEKS DR LINDIE WALTERS

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oeie vraag want sodra die kwik begin val begin verkoue en griep virusse die rondtes doen deur ons huise, skole en dagsorg sentrums. Meeste winter virusse word deur die lug versprei en as jou kleuter asemhaal binne 1-2 meter van ‘n geinfekteerde persoon is die kanse goed dat hy/sy self siek kan word, nog erger, die meeste mense is reeds aansteeklik nog voordat simptome begin opwys.

jj Gebruik Saline neusdruppels verskeie kere per dag. Dit is veilig, verdun die slyme en help vir beter asemhaling. jj Maak seker hy kry genoeg rus. jj Belê in ‘n humidifiseerder. Die vogtige lug verdun slyme veral in die aand wat weer help om hoes te verlig. jj Moedig hulle aan om baie vloeistowwe in te neem, veral as daar koors is. j

DUS: Om vir Jannie weg te sleep van sy proesende snotneus maaitjie waarborg nie dat hy nie sal siek word, ook nie om hom toe te draai in warm klere en binnenshuis te hou nie. Navorsing het bewys dat blootstelling aan koue of nat weer geen verband hou met ‘n verhoogde kans op verkoue nie. SO WAT KAN JY DOEN? Terwyl dit bykans onvermydelik is dat jou kleuter ‘n paar verkoues gaan opdoen die winter, (kinders kry gemiddeld 8-10 verkoues per jaar) kan dit nie skade doen om ‘n paar algemene maatreëls in te stel nie: jj Maak seker jou kind was sy hande. jj Deur gereeld hande te was is een van die mees effektiewe maniere om van verkoue virusse ontslae te raak, enige seep is voldoende, help en leer hulle om te was na toilet gebruik, voor en na etes, sodra hulle van skool tuis kom en nadat hulle gespeel het. Natuurlik is dit ook belangrik dat ouers dieselfde doen! jj Leer jou kleuter om nie onnodig aan sy oë of neus te vat en altyd ‘n sneesdoekie te gebruik. jj Sorg dat alle inentings op datum is. jj Doen wat jy kan om jou kleuter se immuniteit natuurlik te verbeter - gebalanseerde maaltye, genoeg slaap en baie fisiese aktiwiteit deur die dag. AS JOU KLEUTER SIEK RAAK? Wanneer dit gebeur is die beste om hom so gemaklik moontlik te maak totdat die virus sy natuurlike pad stap wat so lank soos ‘n week kan duur. Die volgende wenke help altyd:

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adat ek ‘n behoefte bepaling in 1995 gedoen het en die reaksie absoluut oorweldigend was, het ek besluit om ‘n Pre-Primêre skooltjie in die industriële gebied in Darling oop te maak. Ek sou eers in 1996 geopen het, maar die ouers het gevra of ek nie asb al einde 1995 wil begin nie. Ek het my bes gedoen en met die hulp van Mnr Nico Basson van Darling Romery, het ons die agterste deel van Mnr Arendse se gebou gehuur waar hy ‘n bakkery gehad het. Dis die huidige Darling Bande gebou. Ons kon na die September-vakansie met ‘n vol skool van 45 kleuters open! Darling Romery het van die begin af my hand gevat en hulle stap 20 jaar later nogsteeds die pad saam met ons. Daarvoor kan ek en die gemeenskap vir Darling Romery net baie dankie sê. Ons hanteer jaarliks 45 kleuters wat verdeel is in ‘n Gr R klas en ‘n Pre-Gr R klas. Ek kan van 1995 af getuig van al Klouter Kabouter se ouers wat jaarliks absoluut wonderlik saam gewerk het en nog steeds wonderlik saam werk. Van ons kinders het verder gaan studeer en groot sukses behaal in die onderwys, verpleging en as werktuigkundiges. Tarrin van Boo wat nou by Klouter Kabouter die Pre-Gr R klas hanteer en verder studeer was een van my eerste studentjies in 1995. Op sport gebied gaan dit net so goed. Ons het ‘n wêreldbekende hekkie atleet en baie jong manne wat op die rugby veld uitblink in die verskillende provinsies. Van ons studente is die vriendelik gesigte by SPAR se kasregisters op Darling en Yzerfontein of by PEP of ander winkels op ander dorpe. Van hulle werk by Darling Romery, of op see en beklee verantwoordelike poste. Ons is regtig baie trots op ons Klouter Kabouter leerlinge. Ons skool se visie en missie is as volg: Visie jj Om regverdige geleenthede vir elke kleuter te skep om sy volle potensiaal te bereik in ‘n deeglik voorbereide omgewing. Missie jj Om Christelike onderrig aan ons kleuters te bied. jj Ons volg die Kurrikulum soos uiteengesit deur die WKOD. Waar ons gebruik maak van die 
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 jj Taal jj Wiskunde jj Lewensvaardigheid Ons probeer elke kind se karakter bou deur gebruik te maak van die volgende 6 pilare: jj Regverdigheid teenoor myself en ander. jj Verantwoordelikheid teenoor myself en ander. jj Burgerskap vir my dorp en land. jj Omgee vir myself en vir ander. jj Respek vir myself en vir ander. jj Betroubaarheid teenoor myself en ander. j KONTAK ONS BY DIE SKOOL: 022 492 2685
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easuring a whopping 25 cm from head to tail, Cecil is a crossbred lionhead goldfish par excellence. Because of his enormous size, he is an only fish in the Van der Wolf home, as a large enough mate isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t easily obtainable. Being a communicating sort of fish, Cecil comes to eat on command and provides owner Gerrit van der Wolf of The dark patches in the photos are the areas where the wounds Durbanville with much pleasure. So, as a character with were chemically cauterised. considerable presence, his name derives from another character, Cecil John Rhodes. Now aged 10, Cecil stole Van der Wolfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart five years ago in a Wellington Road pet shop. The price tag was a mere R30! Recently, the poor chap developed several large slow-growing fleshy growths on his flanks and head, interfering with his vision. Dr Stephen Smith of TAH Kenridge and Van der Wolf decided to take the risk of surgery. Obviously operating on a fish out of water is interesting, to say the least! Smith commented. An anaesthetic agent was added to the water until Cecil showed signs of losing his balance. The veterinary team then lifted him out of the water and onto the operating table, placing him on a wet drape and covering him with another wet surgical drape. Anaesthesia was maintained by dripping anaesthetic/water solution onto his gills, thus ensuring adequate oxygenation at the same time (fish obviously breathe by extracting oxygen from the water through their gills). Smith only removed the two largest growths to keep surgery time to a minimum and the wounds were either chemically cauterised to stop bleeding or closed with fine nylon sutures. When Smith was satisfied, Cecil was placed into another container containing fresh, dechlorinated water, given an antibiotic injection and moved slowly backwards and forwards to move water over his gills. Within a few moments he regained consciousness and recovered uneventfully. j

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he Darling Trust was established by Pieter-Dirk Uys (our Patron) in 2003. The trust has a well-balanced, effective and committed board of trustees who maintain the highest level of governance and oversight. The Trust implements projects that are meticulously planned, effective and fully accountable - acting as a channel for funding our community: by identifying areas of need and assisting those who endeavour to address those needs. The Trust supports the impoverished community of Darling and surrounding areas by empowering individuals with projects through education, skills development, health care and community outreach. A consultative needs-based approach is followed with a special emphasis on the vulnerable youth. There is a high prevalence of unemployment, substance abuse, violence, abuse against women and children, teenage pregnancies and HIV/AIDS. The youth in particular is at risk. All current programmes are well researched and effectively executed. The trust has a long-standing track record of delivery and is making a real and sustainable difference in the lives of Darling residents. In 2009 we completed The Darling Community Swimming Pool and Education Centre - which includes a multi-purpose activities area and an Early Childhood Development centre. The funding for the structures was raised in the community and still remains our task to ensure the sustainability of these projects. OUR PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMES INCLUDE: Early Childhood Development Programme Grade R – Evita’s Darlings, Darling Early Learning Programme (additional educational programme providing early literacy development for pre-primary school children), Darling AHA - Read Programme (remedial literacy programme), Life Skills Programme (aimed at the youth)

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Health Care Programmes HIV/AIDS awareness and preventative campaigns, Moira’s Food Parcels, Home-base Care Programme in association with Groeneweide Old Age Home. Outreach Programmes Art Classes, Music Classes, Annual Talent Show, Senior Citizens Entertainment and Community Garden. At the blessing of our swimming pool and Early Childhood Development Centre, our patron, Archbishop Tutu said: …these facilities will be life changing to the young people in this town and their parents. The investment in their community will send the message that they matter, that they can be proud of where they come from and that the youth do have a future. I know from my own childhood what a difference it can make when someone takes an interest and cares. In Darling dreams do come true… j

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La Petite Grange

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a Petite Grange (The Little Barn) is situated in the country village of Darling on the West Coast, approximately 68kms from Cape Town. The barn was built in 1916 as a shelter for the livestock on the farm Langfontein. It was beautifully renovated in 2002 and now sits proudly on the hill overlooking the village and the farmlands beyond. The accommodation includes two bedrooms, one with a Queen and the second with two single beds beautifully furnished with 100% Cotton percale bedlinen on a top of the range mattresses. The bathroom is neat with a bath/shower and plenty space for wash bags. The open plan lounge and dining room is cozy and has comfy couches to relax and read a book. The kitchen is fully equipped with a chef style gas hob and electric oven, AMC Classic cookware, a full size fridge-freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, toaster and soda stream. There is a wood burning fireplace in the lounge that heats the whole house for chilly winter weekends. The cupboards are stocked with staples and condiments in case you forget to pack. There is a bookshelf filled with books, you can help yourself and take one with you or leave one behind. The newly built patio has a built in braai, a table and chairs to enjoy a glass of wine and the sun setting over the village. Enjoy the abundant birdlife and watch the cattle moving across the fields across the valley. La Petite Grange is pet friendly and the perimeter fence is secure. There are many walks and mountain bike trails to be enjoyed by you and your four legged companions. Yzerfontein beach is 20 minutes drive away and West Coast National Park down the R27. Enjoy the Darling wines, olives, restaurants and Evita se Perron in Darling all year round at the Little Barn. j CONTACT US: j RATES R490 pps j Single night supplement R600pp Mon-Fri 4 night Mid Week Special R1200 pp 022 492 2337 j bookings@lapetitegrange.co.za 26 Hildebrand Str j Darling j www.lapetitegrange.co.za

‘I just wanted to let you know that we recently had a wonderful holiday in South Africa, the Western Cape and one of the highlights was our stay at La Petit Grange in Darling, owned by Nicky and Paul Brouwer. It was so charming with beautiful views out over the village and the hills beyond. We felt very at home there especially with a glass of wine on the stoep! Nicky and Paul are very welcoming and helpful. Nicky had made suggestions for local places to visit and arranged a trip for us to drive out to !Khwa ttu and sundowners up on the tops which was wonderful. Highly recommended!’ RUTH CANE ‘This was our 2nd visit to La Petite Grange. Since our last visit the main bedroom has had a makeover and is looking lovely, light and fresh. The changes to the stoep and the built-in braai were welcome additions. The new coat of white paint adds to the little barn’s charm. I didn’t think it was possible to improve on a perfect getaway place, but I was clearly wrong. Thank you once again Nicky and Paul, we enjoyed every minute of our stay.’ ELSABE TROLLIP ‘The cottage is well set up with everything you would need and lots of extras. Nicky makes sure you are settled in and is very approachable. Lots to do in Darling with pleasant walks around the cottage. Great that they are dog friendly with secure gardens front and back.’ MARK HAYWORTH

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he Cape West Coast is renowned for its warm hospitality, pristine beaches and spectacular scenery. What it also offers in abundance is delectable cuisine, from the freshest of fish to hearty traditional dishes - and everything in between. In fact, it can be said that the entire region is a veritable smorgasbord just waiting to be explored, but with so many tantalising options, where does one start? To add a little structure and adventure to exploring the wide open spaces of the Cape West Coast, West Coast Way has created two inspirational routes: the heritage-inspired GroeneKloof Route, and the BlueBenguela Route which focuses more on leisure activities. But what they have in common is great venues to enjoy great food and fine wine, and at most of these 21 points of interest, a feast awaits. The GroeneKloof Route starts at the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve and takes in several fascinating points of cultural interest as well as a couple of oceanfront stops along the way, ending at !Khwa ttu San Cultural & Educational Centre where both good food and wine can be enjoyed after the guided insight into San Culture. Other culinary hot spots include the Geelbek Restaurant in the West Coast National Park, Groote Post Wine Cellars and, of course Yzerfontein which is best known for its fresh seafood. Here you have the choice of relaxing in a beachfront restaurant to enjoy the catch of the day or joining the local fishermen in the laid back local pastime of angling to catch your very own snoek. This, of course, is best enjoyed cooked over an open fire with a glass of wine or ice cold brew in hand. The BlueBenguela Route focuses on the coastal villages and at almost every stop you are spoilt for choice of venues to enjoy kreef and platters laden with fresh seafood. However, if you want to enjoy traditional comfort food you can just pop across the R27 to Thali Thali Game Lodge for hearty venison potjie, visit the beachfront Boesmanland Plaaskombuis in Langebaan or visit Die Plaasmol in Hopefield for a country experience the whole family will love. But rest assured; whichever route you take, you can be certain of a culinary journey to remember. j West Coast Way is your gateway to the vibrant Cape West Coast. Contact us if you want to become part of this exciting initiative on 0861 321 777.

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oin the Darling community, during the first weekend of September, and be transported to a surprise world of enchanting theatre, music, comedy, drama and dance. The annual Voorkamerfest promises to dazzle this year with a fabulous line-up of local and international artists, all performing in Darling locals’ voorkamers. The Voorkamerfest, organised by the local community, falls under the auspices of the Darling Festival Trust. It was initiated by Dutch Producers Wim Visser, Inge Bos together with PieterDirk Uys and the Darling community. The hub of the event is at Evita se Perron as it is here that festival-goers collect their tickets for one or all 4 of the 7 routes, each of which takes them on an unforgettable journey between 3 different Darling homes, at which 3 varied half hour performances are showcased. There are 4 different time slots during the weekend, each with seven routes, 21 performances in total, offering an exciting mix of theatre genres catering for all tastes. Transport to and between venues is all done by our local taxis adding another measure of fun and excitement. A large part of the Voorkamerfest’s unique charm is the wonderful element of anticipation, as the venues and performers remain a complete surprise until the visitors arrive at each voorkamer! While waiting for their next taxi route, visitors can amble through Evita se Perron, mingle and browse through the market with diverse array of foods, wines, beer and crafts for which Darling has become well known. Enjoy the picturesque drive to Darling and don’t miss out on Darling’s renowned wines and of course the magnificent West Coast spring flowers. See you there! j VENUE Evita se Perron DATES j 4 - 6 September PRICES & TIMES Fri R195 @ 5pm j Sat R225 @ 12pm & 5pm Sun R225 @ 12pm & a free show in Darling East @ 4pm. BOOKINGS Chanda Barrows j Opens 1 July. bookings@voorkamerfest-darling.co.za j 082 321 7542 www.voorkamerfest-darling.co.za


EVENTS

Jun Vintage Ploughing Day 6 June Swartbergsvlei, R27 10:00 Alicia 084 593 2745

Trivial Pursuit & Dinner 9 June Wild Flour, Yzer 19:00 for 19:30 Nadia 082 325 4907

!Khwa ttu by the Fire 26 June

Soup and Savvy Quizz Night 16 July

Lamelle Promo Day 5 Aug

Groeneweide Fundraiser 22 Aug

Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus 28 June

Darling’s Got Talent 17 July

Adapt or Fly 8 Aug

Music Quiz & Dinner 25 Aug

Music Quiz & Dinner 21 July

Women’s Day Lunch 9 Aug

!Khwa ttu by the Fire 28 Aug

!Khwa ttu, R27 18:00 Jacky 022 492 2998

Evita se Perron 14:00 Beryl 022 492 3930

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Brigs Barn, Darling From 18:30 022 492 2451

Evita se Perron 18:30 Tasha 022 492 3384

Wild Flour, Yzer 19:00 for 19:30 Nadia 082 325 4907

Megz Hair & Beauty 09:00 022 451 2794

Evita se Perron 14:00 Beryl 022 492 3930

!Khwa ttu, R27 Jacky Melenephy 022 492 2998

Darling Golf Club 19:00 IjY 022 451 2202

Wild Flour, Yzer 19:00 for 19:30 Nadia 082 325 4907

!Khwa ttu, R27 18:00 Jacky 022 492 2998

Swartbergsvlei Outride 13 June

Scrapbooking Workshop 2 July

!Khwa ttu by the Fire 31 July

Trivial Pursuit & Dinner 11 Aug

Adapt or Fly 29 Aug

Adapt or Fly 13 June

Dit & Dat Mark 4 July

Darling Museum Talk 31 July

Darling College Sports Day 15 Aug

The DME - Trio Esperanza 29 Aug

Darling College Xmas in July Dance 31 July

Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus 16 Aug

Groote Post Country Market 30 Aug

Swartbergsvlei, R27 09:00 Alicia 084 593 2745

Evita se Perron 14:00 Beryl 022 492 3930

Haus of Décor, Yzer Wilna 081 554 6006

Yzerfontein Hall 09:00 – 15:00 Pikkie 076 581 3948

Evita’s Youth Day 16 June

Gatineau Promo Day 6 July

Music Quiz & Dinner 23 June

Nuxe Promo Day 7 July

Pub Games Evening 26 June

Trivial Pursuit & Dinner 7 July

Evita se Perron 14:00 Beryl 022 492 3930

Wild Flour, Yzer 19:00 for 19:30 Nadia 082 325 4907

Darling Golf Club From 18:30 Ingrid 083 655 4237

Megz Hair & Beauty 09:00 022 451 2794

Megz Hair & Beauty 09:00 022 451 2794

Wild Flour, Yzer 19:00 for 19:30 Nadia 082 325 4907

!Khwa ttu, R27 18:00 Jacky 022 492 2998

Darling Museum 18:30 for 19:00 022 492 3361

Darling Golf Club 19:00 022 492 3429

aug Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus 2 Aug Evita se Perron 14:00 Beryl 022 492 3930

Wild Flour, Yzer 19:00 for 19:30 Nadia 082 325 4907

Darling College Marius Jerling 022 492 3429

Evita se Perron 14:00 Beryl 022 492 3930

Soup and Savvy Quizz Night 20 Aug Brigs Barn, Darling From 18:30 022 492 2451

Darling Museum Talk 21 Aug Darling Museum 18:30 for 19:00 022 492 3361

Evita se Perron 14:00 Beryl 022 492 3930

NG Church Darling 18:00 072 015 1653

Groote Post Winery 10:00 – 15:00 Eldré 082 877 6677

sep VoorkamerFest 4-6 Sep Evita se Perron Tasha 022 492 2851

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