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SILVER LAKES SHOAL CREEK 24, SILVER LAKES Tel: 012 809 2787 Fax: 012 809 2583 www.lindabodenstein.co.za SILVER LAKES Web Ref: 765388

SOLE MANDATE!!

R1 400 000

SILVER LAKES

082 567 7963

COZY AND QUIET!!!

R1 799 000

Retirement unit with a lock up garage. 2 Bedrooms and one full bathroom. Open plan living room to kitchen and lovely patio with wooden braai. Just the place for your grandparents to stay in the security estate of Silver Lakes MINIMUM AGE 50 YEARS Linda 082 567 7963

Web Ref: 830600

SILVER LAKES Web Ref: 846799

Linda Bodenstein

A LITTLE MANSION!!!

R2 495 000

Live in the upmarket Estate of Silver Lakes in this beautiful, single level 2 bedroom townhouse with 2 bathrooms. Double garage and pool. SILVER LAKES GOLF ESTATE is situated in the EAST of Pretoria in South Africa’s Gauteng province, close to all top class schools, shopping centres, N4 highway, gym and hospitals. Linda 082 567 7963

SILVER LAKES Web Ref: 761375

HOME FOR LUNCH!!

R2 750 000

A ideal property for the young @ heart but not ready for a retirement village. 3 Lovely north facing bedrooms, one downstairs and the other two large bedrooms upstairs. Two full bathrooms and two guest toilets. Large study or entertaining patio. Separate lounge and open plan family room with lovely dining room all open with kitchen and scullery. Gas stove. Beautiful garden in a mint condition. Two garages and extra space for golf cart and a large double carport. Contact me for viewing this property.

This is life! A perfect lock up and go property overlooking the golf course! The great views enjoyed from the most of the rooms certainly is a bargain at an affordable price. Good finishes, well maintained and very sizeable rooms make this a very desirable option! A MUST SEE! Linda 082 567 7963

Linda 082 567 7963

SILVER LAKES Web Ref: 821918

LOCK UP AND GO!!

R2 750 000

For a pensioners couple that is still young at heart or a young couple buying their first house! Move into this single storey house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and double garage and enjoy the living in this wonderful Golf Estate.

SILVER LAKES Web Ref: 846491

DUAL MANDATE!!

R3 680 000

Rejuvenated family home for sale. Highly recommended. All the right ingredients. Open plan living room with private lounge area. Family room and dining room divided by a lovely fireplace. Large room with bathroom can be used for a grandma or large home office. 3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms all lovely light and bright and modern. Ready for occupation. Patio linked to the pool area. A sparkling new pool and luscious garden with double garage and servants quarters. A must to view!! Linda 082 567 7963

Linda 082 567 7963

VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.lindabodenstein.co.za FOR A VARIETY OF PROPERTIES. CLICK OR CALL.WE DO IT ALL!


CONTRIBUTORS Silver Lakes HOA Silver Lakes Directors Jan de Wet

CONTENTS MAY 2016

Kathy O’Connor Danie van Niekerk Sid Pretorius Theo O’Neil Marna Pretorius Seline van der Wat

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Dr Koos Marais Hennie du Plessis Ilse Ruane Casey Kooiman Lenie de Ridder

Silver Lakes Photographs by: Mighty Fine Productions www.mightyfine.co.za 012 809 0059

PUBLISHING EDITOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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Bianca Romanos Pistachio Designs

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Karin Smith Chané Branders Yolandi Annandale Pistachio Designs

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ADVERTISING SALES info@pistachiodesigns.co.za 012 346 5027

Cornelle van den Berg advertising@pistachiodesigns.co.za 073 172 4664

Silver Lakes 27 Muirfield Boulevard, Silver Lakes, 0081

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PO Box 11106 Silver Lakes 0054 Tel: +27 12 809 0142 Fax: +27 12 809 1119

DISCLAIMER Intra Muros is a monthly magazine of the Silver Lakes Homeowners’ Association (SL HOA). It is intended for the residents of Silver Lakes. It is published on behalf of the SL HOA by Pistachio Designs. Articles printed in the Intra Muros, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the SL HOA or Pistachio Designs. Neither the SL HOA, nor Pistachio Designs can be held responsible for the quality of the goods and services advertised in the Intra Muros. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form without prior written permission of the publisher.

HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION

Chief Executive Officer From the Estate Manager From the Liaison Manager From Environment, Social & Ethics Director

4 10 8 14

Important Contact Numbers Smalls

4 49

GOLF Mature Golfers Golf Results

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FEATURED ARTICLES

History History: Bernhard Langer Germany Environmental A Year in Silver Lakes, the Book

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Ornamental Grasses part 1 An ever-growing problem

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Fitness Couch potato fitness

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The Cook on the Corner A warm kiss of Autumn

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Psychology How to handle stress

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DIY How to make a coaster Mother’s Day

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FOOD Everyday recipes German Cuisine 30


IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS HOA OFFICE Office hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 until 16:30 012 809 0142 info@silverlakes.co.za

Security access office: Hours as above Including first Saturday of every month from 08:00 until 11:00

JAN DE WET SILVER LAKES CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

SECURITY Security Control Room (24 hours) 012 809 0424/5 G4S Security Shift Manager From 18h00 to 06h00, weekdays. 24 hours Sat, Sun and public holidays 072 615 5862

CLUBHOUSE Clubhouse 012 809 0281 Cafe 41 012 809 1517

GOLF Pro Shop 012 809 0430 EMERGENCY NUMBERS Security Control Room (24 hours)

012 809 0424/5 Boschkop Police 012 802 1087/4 Netcare 911 082 911

Living in Silver Lakes Golf Estate certainly has many benefits, but being a security estate first and foremost, our primary responsibility is keeping our residents safe and secure. Our security service provider employs over 70 guards that are dedicated to our Estate, and in addition to this, our own security management team monitors this contract and the ser vice provider’s performance on a continuous basis. The Estate’s perimeter is over 9 kilometres long and high-tech security cameras are in the process of being installed on all our high-risk boundary walls to keep these areas under continuous surveillance. Ironically, most of our security staff’s time is spent on complaints and issues arising from within the Estate, ranging from complaints about loud music to vehicles obstructing traffic, or the perennial complaint - barking dogs! All of these complaints are followed up on, reported and logged on our database and are part and parcel of community living. One worrying trend of late is the marked increase in the cases of vandalism around the clubhouse and golf course that we are currently experiencing. Coupled with this is an increase in the number of golf carts that are taken for

joy rides, or more precisely stolen, without the owner’s permission, with these incidents occurring predominantly over weekends. We do notice that there is an increase in these incidents around the school holidays, but it is certainly not only school children involved. Therefore, we inevitably have to dedicate more of our security resources to the patrolling of our 70-hectare golf course and the vast, 340-hectare estate with 37 kilometres of internal roads in order to more effectively police ourselves. Additional cameras are in the process of being installed in strategic locations around the Estate to mitigate these issues, but cameras alone will not solve the problem. Should any resident notice any suspicious activity, our Security Manager, Hennie du Plessis, and I urge you to please contact the Control Room on 012 809 0424/5 or the Security Shift Manager on 072 615 5862 to report these activities and to direct security staff to attend to the problem as quickly as possible. Lastly, a happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Regards Jan

Willows Hospital 012 807 8100 Life Medical Centre (near Hans Strijdom Entrance) 012 809 1004 Intercare Medical and Dental Centre (Hazeldean Centre) 012 809 6000 Fire Brigade 10111 Power Failure 012 339 9111 City of Tshwane Call Centre 012 358 9999 Water leaks: waterleaks@tshwane.gov.za Street lights: streetlights@tshwane.gov.za

Smart Meter Call Centre 012 943 9950 smartmeter@tshwane.gov.za

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the

History of

Bernhard Langer, Germany Bernhard Langer is a professional golfer who was born in 1957 in Anhausen, Germany. Langer’s first job was as a teaching professional. He started his professional golf career in 1972 and has since won many golf events. He is also a two-time champion and was ranked the number one player in 1986. In 2001 Langer was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Langer married Vikki, an American lady, in 1984 and they have four children: Jackie, Stefan, Christina and Jason. The Langer family still lives in Anhausen, Germany, where Langer was born. Bernhard Langer was ranked second in career wins on the European Tours when he was 40 years old. When Langer was 48, he finished in a tie for fifth at The Open Championships. Next he was ranked as part of the top 100 just before his 50th birthday. Langer is known for having a tendency to twitch during his putting. He has attempted to change this tendency by changing his putter grip. The twitch let him down in The Ryder Cup of 1991, when he missed a putt that could have allowed the European team to hold the trophy. Since Arnold Palmer in 1984, Langer was the only player to win the Constellation Senior Players Championship in 2015. The anchor putter was still used by Langer in this Championship, but it was also the last time as the anchor putter was banned in the beginning of 2016.

Timeline:

PGA Tour Champions, PGA Tour and International Victories

1985

PGA Tour Victories Sea Pines Heritage, Masters Tournament

PGA Tour Victories

1993

Masters Tournament

2007

Administaff Small Business Classic

PGA Tour Champions Victories

PGA Tour Champions Victories

2008

Ginn Championship at Hammock Beach Resort Administaff Small Business Classic, Toshiba Classic

International Victories Casa Serena Open

PGA Tour Champions Victories

2009

Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, Triton Financial Classic, 3M Championship

2010

Boeing Classic, Allianz Championship, Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, The Senior Open Championship

PGA Tour Champions Victories

2011

PGA Tour Champions Victories The ACE Group Classic

PGA Tour Champions Victories 2012

3M Championship; SAS Championship

International Victories

Nedbank Champions Challenge

2013

PGA Tour Champions Victories ACE Group Classic; Greater Gwinnett Championship

PGA Tour Champions Victories 2014

2015

2016

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex, Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, Insperity Invitational, Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai

PGA Tour Champions Victories

Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, San Antonio Championship

PGA Tour Champions Victories Chubb Classic

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Innovation. Experience. International Exposure.

Juanita du Plessis 082 322 3407 Silver Lakes Property

juanita@sirpretoria.co.za www.sothebysrealty.co.za


KATHY O’CONNOR LIAISON MANAGER

Dear All

Admin update: Golf cart registration fee

Thank you for slowing down and for not speeding while driving in the Estate. Be cautious and be wary because the roads are used by many different users with differing modes of transport. Some tips when driving in the Estate: • Think relaxing thoughts. • Take deep breaths and listen to a slow song on the car stereo. • Leave a little earlier if you have an appointment and need to be on time. • Please do not sit on the bumper of the car in front of you who is travelling at the correct speed. • Focus on the pretty surroundings, roll down the window, smell the sweet air and smile. • If possible, leave the car at home and rather walk or cycle.

In order to assist the administration process, it was decided to add the outstanding golf cart registration fees for 2015 and 2016 to the levy accounts of golf cart owners. If, however, you have sold your cart or no longer own a cart and have been inadvertently charged the registration fee/s, please contact Dorothy Martin on 012 809 0142 or at debtors@silverlakes.co.za to arrange the necessary adjustment to your levy account. The sticker for 2016 is yellow please ensure your golf cart has the correct sticker.

ANNUAL EVENTS CALENDAR 2016

Speed limit:

Sunday, 8 May: Mother’s Day Lunch

The speed limit in the Estate is 40 kilometres per hour except in the game reserve and near parks where it is 30 kilometres per hour.

Saturday, 4 June: Race of Faith Run Thursday, 16 June: Youth Day Fun Day

Community initiatives: Blood donation drive

Sunday, 19 June: Father’s Day Lunch

We would like to arrange to have a blood donation day at the Clubhouse. Initially it will be a once-off exercise. In order to request the South African National Blood Service to come to the Estate, we need to guarantee at least 50 donors. Please send me an email at liaison@silverlakes.co.za should you be prepared to donate blood in order for us to determine the number of possible donors.

Tuesday, 16 August: Winter Night Run Date TBA: Women’s Day Saturday, 10 September: Spring Day Fun Day Date TBA: Charity Golf Day Monday, 31 October: Halloween/Trick or Treat

Makro - Silver Lakes group Makro has created a unique Silver Lakes group for residents of Silver Lakes. To join this group, residents need to email their name and Makro card number to liaison@silverlakes.co.za. If you do not have a card, you are welcome to apply for one in store , and remember to mention that you are from Silver Lakes. The group will receive regular discounts and specials.

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Date TBA: Garden Competition Friday, 25 November: Christmas Celebration Tuesday, 6 December: Summer Night Run Date TBA: Pet Micro-chipping

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Ref# PT1261847

Silver Lakes Golf Estate

R4.45 million

Bedrooms 6 / Bathrooms 4 / Garages 4 A home for the extended and mature family. A level for the parents with an entertainment area, a level for the kids with a separate entertainment room and a flalet for grandma and grandpa.

Should you wish to rent or sell please contact me for a free market related valuation of you property

Inge de Klerk 083 700 3911 Office: 012 365 9000 • pamgolding.co.za/silverlakes

JOINT

MANDATE

Ref# PT1256939

Ref# PT1253293

Ref# PT1261699

Silver Lakes Golf Estate / R6.5 million

Silver Lakes Golf Estate / R3.95 million

Silver Lakes Golf Estate / R3.65 million

Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 3 / Garages 4 / An immaculate, timeless home built with lots of thought and expertise. Can accommodate an extended family. Low maintenance and very charming interior.

Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 3 / Garages 2 An elegant and spacious lock-up-and-go on a manageable stand with a golf course view. Picture-perfect patio with quaint garden.

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Garages 2 / Tranquil solitude. A perfect home, all on one level, designed by Pieter Mathews. Open-plan living areas with exposed beams which create space and light.

/PamGoldingProperties

pamgolding.co.za

@PamGoldingGroup


DANIE VAN NIEKERK ESTATE MANAGER

UPGRADE OF CLUBHOUSE FACILITIES The construction work on the project is nearing completion – the contractor is busy with the finalisation of works in process. • The upstairs pond on the open patio has been completed and is functional. • The new convenient/deli facility downstairs – Operator (Café 41) is in the process of fitment of the facility. • The landscaping of planter boxes at the new starter hut building and ramps has been completed. • The swimming pool terraces and staircases have been completed. The security pool fencing, gates and landscaping are in process.

Upstairs Pond – construction work & waterproofing completed

Some updated images:

Terraces & stairs at swimming pool area

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NEW ROOF AT LYNWOOD GATE PROGRESS Construction work at the Lynwood Gate is in process and nearing completion - major construction work was done over the Easter school holiday period. The new emergency access road and gate have been completed and are operational. Regarding the new roof, the steel structure and timber structure have been erected. Roof tiles have been laid, ceilings have been installed and electrical installation is in progress. The gate will be closed at times - access control through the ingress and egress lanes will be necessary at times and will be done in conjunction with our security department, who will manage the process. Access lanes will be open during peak periods and over weekends. We thank all our residents for your co-operation. Some updated images:

Construction work in progress - New roof (matching slate tiles)

Construction work in progress - New roof (steel & timber structures)

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Construction work in progress New roof (plaster ceilings & column cladding) We again apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Please note: this is a construction site and dangerous.

Construction work in progress New roof (electrical & ceilings installation)

Awareness regarding our dams & waterways Homeowners, residents and visitors are reminded to observe our rules on the Estate regarding our dams and waterways. No swimming is permitted in our dams and/or waterways. Kindly make all your family and visitors aware of this rule.

Rainfall Update Total Rainfall as recorded for March 2016: • Phase 1 165 mm • Phase 2 147 mm • Phase 3 127 mm

Stand details update In the table below are the updated figures of the Estate properties until March 2016.

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Zona-Lize Hayward 083 452 5588 zhayward@ikonic.co.za

Martin Hayward 083 452 5599 martin@ikonic.co.za

SILVER LAKES

R 14 850 000

SILVER LAKES

R 3 690 000 Web Web Ref: Ref: 3137955 13323003

Web Ref: 13304854

EXCLUSIVE MANDATE This exquisite home has been built to the highest specifications and offers every conceivable luxury the discerning buyer could wish for. Perfectly positioned with 180 degree awe inspiring panoramic view that will captivate your heart and soul. The modern architecture capitalises free flowing reception areas creatively fused with immense proportions of glass and natural stone cladding creating an ambiance of space, light and luxury. From the impressive double volume entrance to the generously proportioned reception areas, the property reflects the spirit of uncompromised quality and the ultimate lifestyle. Designed for lavish entertainment and relaxed poolside living – blending modern design with charm, elegance and sophistication. Open plan receptions flow to fabulous entertainers patio with designer pool and sundeck. Exclusive designer kitchen with superior finishes, fitted with SMEG appliances designed for those who like to make dinner instead of reservations.

Martin 083 452 5599

MABALINGWE

SILVER LAKES

R 500 000 (10% Share)

EXCLUSIVE MANDATE With the emphasis on outstanding quality and style this immaculate and beautiful upmarket home will steal your heart. Boasting a welcoming double volume entrance, 3 expansive living areas, gourmet designer open plan kitchen with separate scullery, 4 spacious bedrooms and 2,5 beautifully finished bathrooms (MES). The open plan family and dining room opens up to entertainers patio that leads into a private landscaped garden with sun splashed pool surrounded by a wooden deck. Double automated garages and staff accommodation. SPECIAL FEATURES: Air Conditioning, Gas Fire place, Irrigation

Zona-Lize 083 452 5588

R 3 690 000

SILVER LAKES

Web Ref: 13322844

R 3 190 000 Web Ref: 13284868

SHARE IN THIS EXCLUSIVE LODGE

EXCLUSIVE MANDATE

FAMILY HOME

10% Property Share For Sale (5 weeks per year) (20% Share also available) Own your Share in this Exclusive Lodge in the 12000ha Mabalingwe big 5 nature reserve, only 140 km from Pretoria. •4 x luxury bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms •Open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room •For nature's pleasure, large windows and stacking doors •The kitchen, from recycled wood, brings exquisite character to the lodge •An indoor braai with outdoor experience •A boma for the late night fires •Splash pool and teak deck of the highest quality •All furniture, cutlery, linen, etc are included •Luxury leather couches and solid wood dining table, pool table, big screen tv & dstv, etc •Air-conditioned bedrooms •Open air game viewing vehicle

A spacious north facing family home situated on a large child-friendly stand with good finishes throughout offers 3 living areas, study, 4 bedrooms, all on the same level and 2.5 bathrooms. A covered patio leads out onto a well established garden and swimming pool. Extras include: staff accommodation, 2 garages, Irrigation

Martin 083 452 5599

Spacious and open-plan living areas welcome you into this darling duet. North facing open-plan living areas flow seamlessly onto the private entertainer’s patio with built-in barbeque and pool area with pergola for added privacy. Well appointed open-plan kitchen with separate scullery. Upstairs is a cosy pyjama lounge that leads to the bedrooms. Also on offer is 3 spacious light and bright bedrooms with 2,5 beautifully finished bathrooms. Staff accommodation and double automated garages.

Zona-Lize 083 452 5588

Martin 083 452 5599

SILVER LAKES

R 1 799 000

SILVER LAKES

Web Ref: 13322735

R 5 600 000

SILVER LAKES

R 3 690 000

Web Ref: 13322743

Web Ref: 3070623

IMMACULATE & MODERN

PERFECT RETREAT

LOCK-UP & GO Enjoy the harmony of nature on your doorstep in this uniquely designed Indonesian styled family home. Situated on a very large stand (2285 m²). Boasting spectacular views of the surrounding game reserve area of Silver lakes Golf Estate. Offering large and flowing open plan living areas, indoor entertainment area that opens up to a secluded wooden deck and sun drenched private pool area. Also on offer is 3 large en-suite bedrooms with an option of a 4th bedroom, large open plan kitchen with separate scullery and study. 3 Automated garages and staff accommodation.

Enjoy the harmony of nature on your doorstep in this uniquely designed Indonesian styled family home. Situated on a very large stand (2285 m²). Boasting spectacular views of the surrounding game reserve area of Silver lakes Golf Estate. Offering large and flowing open plan living areas, indoor entertainment area that opens up to a secluded wooden deck and sun drenched private pool area. Also on offer is 3 large en-suite bedrooms with an option of a 4th bedroom, large open plan kitchen with separate scullery and study. 3 Automated garages and staff accommodation.

Zona-Lize 083 452 5588

Zona-Lize 083 452 5588

SILVER LAKES

R 1 800 000

Immaculate and modern with exclusive finishes. Loads of natural light compliments the 4 flowing living areas, gourmet kitchen with separate scullery. Also on offer, 4 spacious bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, an entertainer’s patio leads out into an established garden with pool, staff accommodation and 2 garages

SILVER LAKES

Martin 0834525599

R 2 750 000

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MARNA PRETORIUS ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL & ETHICS DIRECTOR

Silver Lakes Golf Course This year winter has come very early; the nostalgic autumn colours

Our estate gardens are also looking more established, and I am

have come and gone. Deciduous plants such as Liquidambers, Lon-

excited to see what spring has in store for us. Hopefully El Nino

don planes (Acer platanus), Riverbush willows (Combretum erytro-

will be a thing of the past and we will be blessed with ample rain.

phyllum) and Boston (Parthenosiccus tricuspidata) and Virginia Ivy (P. quinqifolia) bring out the best autumn has to offer. Not only do we get to experience the colours, but the falling of leaves is also hauntingly nostalgic. It is a reminder that even seasons need to rest.

Due to the fact that we all have our own tastes when it comes to gardening and what you might love others might dislike, it is important to understand that garden installations outside of your site boundaries on the golf course, golf course access ways and other communal areas are not permitted. We are responsible for the Estate gardens and will evaluate every individual situation on its own merit. If you want to do landscaping outside of your stand, please forward a request to the HOA with all relevant information for us to make an informed decision. The Architectural and Aesthetics Committee meets once a month, and we will give you feedback in this regard. The plants currently growing in the dam at the 5th and 6th green are called fine oxygen weed or “fyn baber gras” (Lagarosiphon

I have friends who prefer evergreen gardens, and I am always

muscoides). We are trying to remove the plants, but due to the

reminded how special it is to live in Pretoria as not many cities can

drought and differentiating water levels these plants have

boast autumn colours as well as lush evergreen gardens in winter.

become difficult to get under control. The problem with these plants is their tendency to attach themselves to other aquatic vegetation, and when we remove them we also interfere with other fauna and flora in the dams. It will be easier to get to these plants in winter, when the water levels drop. Please remember that contractors are the home owners’ responsibility, and although they might go ahead and do work without permission, the home owners will be liable. I would like to thank all residents for your patience regarding the total closure of the Lynnwood gate. Hopefully we will get to enjoy the new roofs with the first spring rain and it will all be worth it.

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Something worth knowing: Pruning the Gaura: After flowering, the plant should be cut back to half its size; this removes excess growth while triggering fresh new growth. If you do not prune the Gaura after flowering, the plant becomes woody, one-stemmed and top-heavy.


SECURITY IN OUR ESTATE BY HENNIE DU PLESSIS

SECURITY MANAGER

Dear residents Cameras installed: We have recently started to install cameras on our high risk areas of the perimeter fence. Phase 1 of this project was commissioned during December 2015 and a dedicated control room operator has been employed to monitor these and other cameras on the estate. These are thermal cameras and Starlight PTZ cameras with state-ofthe-art video analytics and virtual perimeters on the electric fence on the Hazeldean Farm perimeter from the N4 corner right up to Curro Primary School. These cameras will be in constant communication with the security control room, with alarms alerting control room operators of someone approaching the fence.

Traffic calming devices

This, in essence, means that we will now be able to view the perimeter fence 24/7 and react to possible breaches of the fence proactively. They will eventually replace the security perimeter patrollers. We are currently in the planning process for phase 2 of this project: installing cameras on the Six Fountains perimeter. REMEMBER, SECURITY STARTS AT HOME.

Traffic Analysis Report

Traffic Analysis Report

Glen Eagles Drive - Incoming Direction

Phase 3 - Incoming Direction

Max Speed

95.0 km/h on 12:35:00 AM

Total Vehicles

23068

Avg. Daily Total

525.4

Game Ranger

2016/01/28

Max Speed

100.0 km/h on 2016/01/27 01:20:00 PM

Total Vehicles

24554

Avg. Daily Total

809

Volumes - weekly vehicle counts

Time

5 Day

7 Day

Volumes - weekly vehicle counts

Time

5 Day

7 Day

809

859

AM peak

8:00 to 9:00

61

50

AM peak

8:00 to 9:00

50

57

PM peak

5:00 to 6:00

86

72

PM peak

5:00 to 6:00

74

81

Average Daily:

Speed:

Speed:

Speed Limit:

40 km/h

Speed Limit:

30 km/h

Average Speed:

32.4 km/h

Average Speed:

35.5 km/h

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MATURE GOLFERS

Steve Greyling/Dale Dempers (43)

UPDATE TO ALL ASPIRING SENIOR GOLFERS It is unbelievable that we are one third of the way through the year already. In spite of this and the fact that the winter is approaching, the Silver Lakes Golf Course is still in wonderful shape – us senior golfers cannot ask for anything better. We are all looking forward to the winter fairways when the balls roll that extra 30 to 40 meters. The number of senior golfers who have joined our informal club at Silver Lakes has already grown to 72 – between 30 and 40 of these golfers play every Thursday morning at Silver Lakes. We are enormously grateful that we are given the opportunity to play at Silver Lakes on a weekly basis at a very reasonable rate. We were extremely fortunate to have had 28 sponsors for our annual Mature Golfers Golf Day held at Silver Lakes in November last year. With these sponsorships it is possible for us to award weekly prizes to our winners and to subsidise two away games for the golfers per year at a golf course normally within 100km or so of Pretoria. Our first away game for 2016 was at the Highland Gate Golf Course in Dullstroom on 07 & 08 April. More details of the outing and results of the two games will be provided in our next newsletter. Any male folk over the age of 50 who would be interested to come and play golf every Thursday morning at Silver Lakes with a large group of aspiring and interesting “Mature Golfers” are most welcome – no membership fees are applicable. The green fees are R95 plus R10 Two-Club money. The format of play is Individual Stableford, with the exception of the first Thursday of every month, when the format is a “Two Ball Better Ball”, and the third Thursday, when the format is a “Four Ball Alliance”. Prizes are also given for closest to the pins on the Par 3 holes as well as the Par 5 18th hole (for the least number of shots). We also run an annual individual knockout competition, during which the guys compete for two wonderful trophies. The Mature Golfers now even play in their own unique golf shirts. We meet every Thursday at 07h00 as from 01 May and the first guys tee off at 07h30 – we do the draw at 07h15. It is important that all the golfers who intend to play on a particular Thursday put their names down at the Silver Lakes Golf Shop (012 809 0430) by noon at the latest on the Wednesday before. Should you have any queries regarding the “Mature Golfers”, you are welcome to contact the Captain of our “Club”, Theo O’Neil (082 850 8010), or the Secretary, Sid Pretorius (082 554 1438). MATURE GOLFERS - 3 MARCH 2016 NAME

PLACE

FX Roome/Theo O’Neil (47)

1st

2-CLUB Hennie Coetzee

2nd

Daan Venter

NTP # 9

Johan Grobbelaar

NTP # 13

André Smit

NTP # 16

Eugene Visagie

NTP # 18

Hennie Coetzee

NTP # 3

Johan Grobbelaar Bryan Davy

MATURE GOLFERS - 11 MARCH 2016 NAME

PLACE

Francois Booyse (34)

1st

Fernando Vieira (31 c/o)

2nd

Johan Grobbelaar (31 c/o)

3rd

Fernando Vieira

NTP # 9

Francois Booyse

NTP # 13

Eugene Visagie

NTP # 16

Francois Booyse

NTP # 18

Francois Booyse

NTP # 3

2-CLUB Rolf Hauter

MATURE GOLFERS - 18 MARCH 2016 NAME

PLACE

2-CLUB

John Jessup/Braam Venter/ André Meij/ Fernando Vieira (89)

1st

André Meij

Eugene Visagie/Jannie vd Watt/Hugo Pretorius (80)

2nd

André Meij

NTP # 9

Pieter Grey

NTP # 13

Eugene Visagie

NTP # 16

Fernando Vieira

NTP # 18

John Jessup

NTP # 3

MATURE GOLFERS - 24 MARCH 2016 NAME

PLACE

Fernando Vieira (33)

1st

Eugene Visagie (31)

2nd

André Meij (30 c/o)

3rd

2-CLUB No 2-Clubs

Fernando Vieira

NTP # 9

André Meij

NTP # 13

Eugene Visagie

NTP # 16

Fernando Vieira

NTP # 18

Jannie vd Watt

NTP # 3

MATURE GOLFERS - 31 MARCH 2016 NAME

PLACE

Niek Hollander (34)

1st

Ben Groenewald

André Basson (33)

2nd

Hennie Coetzee

Jannie Duvenhage (32 c/o)

3rd

Jannie Duvenhage NTP # 9 Hennie Coetzee

NTP # 13

FX Roome

NTP # 16

Lodewyk de Wet

NTP # 18

Fernando Vieira

NTP # 3

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SILVER LAKES GOLF RESULTS

COMPETITION results

NTP #13 Gert Lotter 25 MARCH FRIDAY BETTERBALL STABLEFORD POINTS Mike Brown 46

MARCH 2016

Fernando Ferreira 46 Uyanda Mteza 45 Dean Wilken 45 Stephan 45

16 MARCH WEDNESDAY BETTERBALL BONUS BOGEY

POINTS

Louis de Jager 10 Dewald Strydom 10 G Dreyer 9 J Louw 9 Jose Gonsalves 7 Joe Cabeleira 7 NTP #9

Eugene Lewis 48 Hugo Kleynhans 48 Wehann Olivier 46 Martyn Wissing 46 Werner Riedinger 46 Pikkie Cronje 46

Michael Botes 44 Dean Sanders 44 Bradley Brown 44

NTP #9

Marli le Roux

NTP #18 Ruben J/V Rensburg 26 MARCH SATURDAY BETTERBALL STABLEFORD POINTS Phillip Liebenberg 46 Leon Snyman 46 Uyanda Mteza 45 Dean Wilken 45

J Du Preez

Andre Meij 44

NTP #16 J Ackerman

Omri van Zyl 44

Joan Norris 44

21 MARCH MONDAY 4 BALL ALLIANCE POINTS Chase Manna 91 Poalo Basillo 91 Walde Boshoff 91 Cheese Manna 91 Barry van der Vyver Snr

90

Madelyn van der Vyver

90

Barend de Loor 90 Elmien de Loor 90 Maritze Nel 90 Izak Nel 90 Hjalman Venter 90 Johann Mocke 90

Maude Wessels 44 Wehann Olivier 44 Arno Vermaak 44 NTP #3

Leon Snyman

NTP #13 Wehann Olivier 27 MARCH SUNDAY BETTERBALL STABLEFORD POINTS Werner van Esch 46 Stephanie Cronje 46 Kris Engelen 46 Victor Engelen 46 Chase Manna 45 Shaun Norris 45

Susan Buys

NTP #16 Wehann Olivier

Stephan van der Watt

45

Justin van der Watt

45

23 MARCH WEDNESDAY BETTERBALL STABLEFORD POINTS Francois Cronje 47 Stephanie Cronje 47 Keegan McLachlan 46 Lee Goia 46 Deon Heunis 44 Willem Kloppers 44 Fabrizio de Abrem

R J/V Rensburg 45

BETTERBALL STABLEFORD POINTS

NTP #3

Lourens J/V Rensburg 45

Maude Wessels 44

19 MARCH SATURDAY

Gary Pettit 45

Jan Meyer 44

NTP #3

Martyn Wissing 45

Vanessa Brown 44

FA Meiring

NTP #16 L De Jager

NTP #3

Wayne 45

NTP #9

Johann Grobler

NTP #18 Lance van Rensburg 28 MARCH MONDAY IPS POINTS Craig Zietsman 43 Carl Zietsman 43 Uyanda Mteza 42

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COMPETITION results NTP #9

2 CLUBS MARCH 2016

Hein Bekker

NTP #13 James Heuer OVERALL PRIZE POINTS Uyanda Mteza 87 Marlise Bethune-Williams 81.5 Werner van Esch 81.5 30 MARCH WEDNESDAY BETTERBALL MEDAL POINTS Barry Mills 61 Harry Pittius 61 Nicholas Lewis 61 Izak van Tonder 61 Werner van Esch 63 Jerry Prinsloo 63 Deon Heunis 64 Matt Christal 64 ML Grobler 64 Marlise Bethune-Williams 64 Jan Meyer 64 Gideon Pienaar 64 NTP #3

Greg Wiegand

NTP #9

William Polley

NTP #13 Will Ferreira NTP #16 Peet de Beer

APRIL 2016 2 APRIL SATURDAY MONTHLY MEDAL POINTS Mens A-Div Gross Nicol Kromhout 72 Mens A-Div Nett Alwyn Badenhorst 68 Mens B-Div Gross Fernando Ferreira 80 Mens B-Div Nett Christo Van Niekerk 70 Ips C Men Matt Lombard 44 A-Div Nett Ladies Lameez Boughan 73 B-Div Nett Ladies Salome Pepler 72 C-Div Ips Ladies Susan Venter 32 NTP#9 Dawid Kriel NRP#16 Johan Snyman

16 MARCH WEDNESDAY RANDS Dewald Strydom 190 Willie Coetzee Snr 190 Heino Havenga 190 Andre Spies 190 Dirk Koekemoer 190 Joshua Koekemoer 190 19 MARCH SATURDAY RANDS Hugo Kleynhans 62 Nicholas Lewis 62 Wehann Olivier 62 Gary Pettit 62 Werner Riedinger 62 Chris Wagener 62 Willem Coetzee Jnr 62 Andries Graaf 62 Johan du Preez 62 Jeff Meyer 62 Henry Human 62 Mac Mc Callaghan 62 Andre Spies 62 Errol Todd 62 Keegan McLachlan 62 Andre Sciocatti 62 Leon Snyman 62 Francois van der Berg X2 124 Rheiner Keller 62 Donny Doncaster 62 Christo Bekker 62 Chris van Wyk 62 Gizelle Thompson 62 ML Grobler 62 Gideon Pienaar 62 Chase Manna 62 Dean Armitage 62 Dino Capazario X2 124 Grant Supra 62 Bets Swart 62 Crystal Cooper 62 Martin Pieterse 62 Carel Cronje 62 Joshua Koekemoer X2 124 21 MARCH MONDAY RANDS Paul Reus 128 Arno Vermaak 128 Joshua Koekemoer 128 A Venter 128 Quintin Wilsnach 128 Keegan McLachlan 128 Chase Manna 128 Waldi Boshoff 128 Hercules Huyser 128 Rheiner Keller 128 Leon Snyman 128 William 128 23 MARCH WEDNESDAY RANDS Stephanie Cronje 87 Keegan McLachlan X2 174

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SILVER LAKES GOLF RESULTS Fabi de Abrea 87 Gert Cotriet 87 Jose Gonsales 87 Fernando Ferreira 87 Ruan Potgieter 87 Jarrad Botha 87 Diane Boote 87 Gideon Pienaar X2 174 Crystal Cooper 87 Mike Westman 87 Dean Elgar 87 Simon Johnson 87 Benno du Preez 87 25 MARCH FRIDAY RANDS Vanessa Brown 105 Dean Wilken 105 Martyn Wissing 105 Ruben J/V Rensburg X2 210 M Lombard 105 Wehann Olivier 105 Arno Vermaak 105 Hugo Kleynhans 105 Hennie Oosthuizen 105 Gustav Oosthuizen 105 Kevin Hinton 105 Chase Manna 105 Christo Bekker 105 Marli le Roux 105 Phillip Kruse 105 Marco Loubser X2 210 26 MARCH SATURDAY RANDS Leon Snyman 67 Jannie Rossouw 67 Wehann Olivier X2 134 Arno Vermaak 67 Alain Norris 67 Christian Lewis 67 Hugo Kleynhans X2 134 D Mostert 67 Andre Spies 67 Willie Coetzee Snr 67 Louis Jonker 67 Grietjie Verwayen 67 Jutta Korfer 67 Gary Pettit 67 Martyn Wissing 67 Chris Wagener 67 Henry Roodt 67 Bradley Brown 67 Lance van Rensburg 67 Errol Todd 67 Greg Heuer 67 Tony Godycki 67 Gideon Pienaar Snr 67 Wynand Booysen 67 Jose Gonsalves 67 Neil Thompson 67 Tim Toman 67 Crystal Cooper 67 D Strydom 67 27 MARCH SUNDAY RANDS Chase Manna X2 88 Phillip Kruse 44 Eugene v/d Merwe 44 Warren Schultz 44 Michael Pawson 44

Wehann Olivier 44 Gary Pettit 44 Fernando Ferreira 44 Gideon Pienaar Snr 44 Paul Ascroft 44 Johann Grobler 44 Gerhard Wessel 44 Theuns Pretorius 44 Luka Medak 44 Nicholas Lewis 44 Anjo Nel 44 28 MARCH MONDAY RANDS Carl Zietsman 93 Uyanda Mteza 93 Chris Wagener 93 Nicholas Lewis 93 Wessel Richter 93 Gary Pettit X2 186 Phillip Kruse 93 Jan Meyer 93 Lameez Boughan 93 Ruben Janse van Rensburg X2 186 Barbara Green 93 Tim Toman 93 Jaco Roestoff 93 Vanessa Brown 93 30 MARCH WEDNESDAY RANDS JP Cooper 137 Jan Meyer 137 Peet de Beer 137 Mike de Jongh 137 Jaco Hamman 137 William Polley 137 Joe Cabeleira 137 Henry Roodt 137 Dean Armitage 137

APRIL 2016 2 APRIL SATURDAY RANDS Wehann Olivier 104 Chase Manna 104 Tommie Brits 104 Jacques Wilken 104 Justin Van Der Watt 104 Renier Wissing 104 Warren Schultz 104 Danie Viljoen Jnr 104 Murray Louw 104 Gideon Pienaar Snr 104 Darren Reeksting 104 Joe Cabeleira 104 Gerhard Olivier 104 Franco Kinnear 104 HGB Zietsman 104 Darren Reeksting 104 Dawid Kriel 104 Nic Hollander 104 Jaco Van Vuuren 104 Frans Krmhout 104 Salome Pepler 104 Gerhard Wessels 104 Venessa Visser 104

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A Year in Silver Lakes, the Book by Koos Marais

There is no other place like our part of heaven, Silver Lakes, on the eastern outskirts of Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa. Inspired by dreams of tranquil American suburbs, the vastness of the African wilderness combined with European culture, and the safety and security of the Antipodes down under, our estate was conceptualised, developed and established as the country’s foremost security estate. This rural haven with its own championship golf course, uniquely featuring its own game reserve, and situated so close to the political and economic hub of the African continent will now be celebrated with the publication of a prestigious coffee table book featuring the wildlife of Silver Lakes. The book will reflect upon the lives and the natural history of our birds, animals, reptiles and fish. It will celebrate the richness and the diversity of our fauna and flora, and open our eyes to the wonders surrounding us. Many non-residents are still oblivious of our treasured lifestyle. This book will focus the eyes of the wider community of South Africa on our unique environment, adding even more value to our personal paradise. It is a collection of writings and images previously published in our in-house magazine, Intra Muros,

featuring the ongoing, month-by-month progression of the everchanging, yet constant, circle of life. It will tell the stories of the village weavers desperately fighting for their place in the sun, the search for the elusive grey duikers, the wonders of the shy whistling ducks, the special needs of the mountain and common reedbuck, even the annual struggle of the bullfrogs to procreate, and many more. In a world where bad news and negative issues dominate the news, this book will bring the good news of a special place where the important things count. The focus is on the beauty surrounding us, the wonders staring us in the face every day. It is an appeal, an exhortation, to look, see, feel, hear, smell, appreciate, experience and value the small and large miracles of our piece of heaven. It is an honest attempt to expose and highlight the miracle of life as it can be sensed all around us. It is here to be enjoyed every minute of the day, and it belongs to us. We only have to open our eyes and ears to become aware of the miracles of creation, of which we are a part. All photographs in the book were taken inside the walls (“Intra Muros”) of Silver Lakes. This was a deliberate attempt to showcase and highlight the splendour of our game reserve, the magnificence of our golf course and the secrets our gardens hold.

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Many of the photographs have been entered in photographic competitions and have been awarded with prizes. The book is a joyous endorsement of the natural world surrounding the residents of Silver Lakes; it is an affirmation of the small things and a wondrous exclamation at the big miracles that we have become so accustomed to. We are now inviting subscribers to the silver, gold and platinum editions of the book. All subscribers will have their names prominently inscribed in the book and will receive complimentary copies of the glossy, full colour book. Subscribers to the gold edition will receive numbered leather-bound copies. Subscribers to the platinum edition will receive special hardcover copies. It is envisaged that the book will promote and enhance the brand of Silver Lakes, luring even more serious investors to our unique environment. The book will find pride of place in all our homes and will also serve as a valuable corporate gift. We invite you to participate in this exciting project which will increase the value of your investment. Interested persons are asked to send an e-mail to kosiemarais@ gmail.com or to send a message to 0722005973. Publication date is June 2016.

About the Author Dr Koos Marais is a past chairman of the Silver Lakes Home Owners Association. He is a well-known dentist with a keen interest in endodontics and orofacial pain, and has many scientific publications on these subjects to his credit. He is a has-been golfer, an ex-pilot and a life-long runner who loves to do his thing on Silver Lakes’ roads in the early hours of the crispy mornings. Many years ago he ran a few Comrades Marathons, but these days he prefers to spend his excess energy on photography, writing and enjoying the wild outdoors. He recently published his first work of fiction in Afrikaans, his home language. The book, “Die Keiservoël Oor Namaland,” is a historical novel based upon real events, the Nama War in Namibia 110 years ago. It explores the German period of that beautiful country, with a few interesting twists in the tale. He hopes to translate the novel soon.

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THE COOK ON THE CORNER A WARM KISS OF AUTUMN It’s almost like you can feel something shifting in the air, isn’t it? Autumn is in the cool breeze that’s squeezing its way through the cracks in the windows and doors. I strangely find it all rather exhilarating – I love that there’s so much electricity in the air. A change of seasons brings with it a change of seasonality in terms of what produce is fresh, easily available and jam-packed with vitamins and minerals. It might be the treehugger chef in me, but I enjoy cooking with the seasons and would even go as far as calling it a necessity! Not only is eating according to seasonality better for maximising the vitamins and minerals you get through your food, but it’s also better for the environment. Millions of tons of produce are flown across the globe every year because consumers just don’t seem content with eating according to the seasonality in their regions. Think about how many carbon emissions are being given off to fly the meat, fruit and vegetables across continents to satisfy the ardent foodies of the world… I make it my personal mission to buy fresh, locally sourced produce. Not only does this support the South African farmers and producers, but the food will also be MUCH more flavourful in season than out of season, making sure that my dishes always pack a super punch.

Seline van der Wat

Going into autumn, my taste changes towards warmer foods; I focus less on salads and cold preparations but rather on enveloping produce in warm goodness like crusts, spices and sauces. Autumn is the perfect time to take advantage of soup making techniques to help boost your immune system going into winter. What I love about a perfectly balanced, super flavourful soup is that I know I’m getting a lot of vitamins and minerals out of it. Normally you’d boil vegetables or cook them to death and then toss out the water, discarding a lot of precious nutritional value with the water down the drain. However, you maintain all of that goodness in the soup itself, regardless of whether you choose to leave it as a broth-type soup (where the bits of vegetables, meat and carbohydrates are suspended in a punchy broth) or if you blend it to create a silkysmooth soup. Personally, I’m a fan of blended soups, but you can really have it either which way. Take advantage of the warmth and flavour of the soup below to brighten up any autumn day!

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brighten up any autumn day with this warm and flavourful soup... Ingredients: 1 red onion 10ml crushed garlic 30ml curry powder (depending on your taste) 4 cups grated carrot 1 butternut 1 litre of good quality vegetable stock 300g butter 100ml fresh cream fresh herbs and edible flowers, optional crusty, warm, fresh bread, optional Method: 1.Chop the garlic and onion finely. 2.Use a tablespoon of the butter to gently sauté the Our cookbook, TWO By Seline and Leandri, was recently awarded an international Gourmand Award! Get your hands on it before it sells out, and morph from home cook to MasterChef! Available at bookstores country wide or on TakeAlot.com for R300, or as an eBook online.

garlic and onion until soft and cooked through. This is important – you don’t want a raw onion taste in your soup. 3.While the onion is sautéing, grate the carrot and cut the butternut into small cubes. 4.Add the curry powder to the onions. Choose the strength of your curry powder depending on how much

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chilli you enjoy! I went with a medium curry powder. Sauté for a further 2 minutes. 5.Add the carrot and butternut and sauté for about 5 minutes to impart some colour and flavour onto your vegetables. Meanwhile, make sure your vegetable stock is piping hot. 6.Add the vegetable stock to the pot and simmer gently until the vegetables are cooked through – this will only take about 20 minutes. 7.Blend the soup, while hot, using a stick blender. Be careful not to bring the stick blender out of the soup – this will create a splatter and you may get burnt! 8.Blend until smooth. Cut the butter into sizeable chunks and add to the warm soup. Continue to blend – you will see the soup’s texture come together and become silky. Make sure that your soup is perfectly smooth. 9.Taste the soup and add salt and pepper to taste, blending before tasting again. 10.Dish up and garnish with some fresh cream and your fresh herbs or flowers. Enjoy with some crusty bread.

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Couch potato fitness Winter is coming… and so is the new season of Game of Thrones as well as many more must-watch series. Fitting in your daily exercise between your new series schedule can be challenging, and the overwhelming lack of enthusiasm to go to the gym in the cold does not help your situation. There is an easy solution: exercise while you watch your show. Not only will you get your daily exercise, but this will also stop you from compulsively snacking while watching, killing two birds with one stone. A fun workout to try while watching Game of Thrones is the Forza Workout (alternatively known as Forza Samurai Sword Class). You’ll practically be fighting alongside your favourite characters. This workout is based on samurai sword works, but instead of using an actual blade, a broomstick, hockey stick, or something similar can be used. It is probably also safer… There are 3 basic moves, which sounds pretty easy, but trying to hold on to your “sword” throughout the whole exercise while attempting to master the motions with exact precision after a few repetitions

can be quite difficult, especially in the beginning. However, once you have mastered these moves, you can exercise while you are practising your patience and “zen” as well as watching your series. Sword Grip Gripping the sword correctly is important. Hold on to the “sword” with both hands; your left hand should be at the bottom of the sword, your right hand 10cm above your left, palms facing each other. Try to keep your hands in this position throughout the movement. Once you are comfortable with the position, try switching your hands for each alternative movement. Directions Approach this workout like you would a circuit in the gym. Each movement must be repeated 15 times, and you can rest for 30 seconds between each movement. Repeat the circuit until you have worked out for 15 minutes. Once you can repeat the circuit for 15 minutes without resting, you can move onto a heavier ‘sword’. If you want to learn more about Forza, visit www.powerstrike.com.

Half-Cut Start with your arms slightly bent above your head; the ‘sword’ must be horizontal, pointing towards the back. Swing the sword from above your head and stop when the tip is in front of you, level with your neck. At the same time, take a step forward with your left foot, bending your knee slightly; your arms should be straight. Return to your starting position for your next rep, alternating between your left and right legs.

Full-cuts This movement starts the same as the half-cut, but swing the sword forward until it is level with your navel. Take a bigger step with your left leg and do a lunge as low as you can manage. Try to lunge even further down after each rep, alternating your grip and legs.

Diagonal cut Stand with your legs straight, about 30cm apart. Hold your ‘sword’ above your right shoulder, pointing it backwards while keeping it parallel to the floor. (This is very similar to the typical starting position you think of when starting a sword fight.) Slice your sword towards your left, keeping the sword parallel to the floor and rotating your shoulders and hips as you move. Stop when your bottom hand reaches the armpit. Return to your starting position and switch between your left and right shoulder after each rep.

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Mother’s Day

menu

May 8, 2016

12 pm

Silver Lakes Country Club @Lakeview Funtion Venue Crisp Mixed Green Salad Caprese Salad Steamed, Grilled Mixed Veg Potatoes topped with Cream Cheese and Chives Herbed Leg of Lamb served with mint jelly Roast Beef and Horseradish Thai-style Chicken Pieces Lemon Butter grilled Kingklip Créme Brulee Ice Cream & Bar One Choc Sause

Price R195 per person - Children under 12 Half price Please confirm bookings with Bobby on 012 809 0186 or email clubreception@silverlakes.co.za 50% deposit required Bank Details: Fairways Food Services Nedbank Acc: 1107374839 Br: 160545 Proof of payment to: clubreception@silverlakes.co.za


German Cuisine For many years Germany consisted of numerous smaller sub-units: free cities, kingdoms, etc. Each of them had their own culture, customs and food specialties which they were very proud of. This resulted in Germany having a big variety of traditional food. Not all of this food relates to the whole of Germany - some types only relate to the sub-unit they originated from.

Most of the traditional cuisine is rich or heavy in flavour whereas the modern German cuisine is lighter in flavour. German cuisine also depends on the time of the year, the seasons, and the availability of ingredients. These are some of the German recipes you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Wurst

Pan-fried potato pancakes INGREDIENTS: • 450 g potato (about 2 medium or 3 small potatoes) • ½ onion • ¾-1 tsp. salt (start with a smaller amount) • Ground pepper • Freshly ground nutmeg (optional and to taste) •1 egg • Oil (for frying) INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Peel and grate the potatoes. Place the grated potatoes in a clean dishcloth and squeeze the liquid out of them into a bowl. You will need to keep the potato starch, so let it stand a few minutes before draining the liquid. Add the potatoes to the starch that you kept after draining the liquid. 2. Grate the onion and add it to the potatoes. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg and egg. Mix thoroughly. 3. Heat oil in a frying pan. You can use a non-stick pan and just a few drops of oil. 4. Drop about ½ cup of the potato mixture into the hot oil and flatten with the back of a spoon like you would with normal pancakes. Fry 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain the potato pancake on paper towels and serve hot. If you like, you can add applesauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon for taste.

INGREDIENTS: • 3 cans tomato sauce • 450 g cabanossi • 2 tbsp. chili sauce • ½ tsp. onion salt • 1 tbsp. white sugar • 1 tsp. ground black pepper • 1 pinch paprika • curry powder to taste INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Preheat the oven to grill. 2. Pour the tomato sauce into a large saucepan and stir in the chili sauce, onion salt, sugar and pepper. Let it simmer over medium heat, occasionally stirring. Bring to a gentle boil and reduce the heat. Simmer for another 5 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, grill the cabanossi sausage for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Slice into pieces of ½-1½ cm thick. 4.Pour the tomato sauce mixture over the sausage, sprinkle with paprika and curry powder and serve.

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Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte also known as Black Forest cherry cake

Schnitzel INGREDIENTS:

INGREDIENTS:

• ¼ cup all-purpose flour

• 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

• 2 tsp. coarse salt

• 2 cups white sugar

• 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper

• ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

• 2 large eggs

• 1 ½ tsp. baking powder

• 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs

• ¾ tsp. baking soda

• 4 pork loin cutlets, each about 100-150 g and pounded to 3½

• ¾ tsp. salt

cm thick * Canola oil or other neutral-tasting oil, for frying • 4 tbsp. (½ stick) unsalted butter

• 3 eggs • 1 cup milk • ½ cup vegetable oil • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

• 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

• 2 (20 ounce) cans pitted sour cherries

• Lemon wedges, for serving

• 1 cup white sugar • ¼ cup cornstarch

INSTRUCTIONS:

• 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 200º C while you prepare the three components of the

• 3 cups heavy whipping cream

breading.

• ½ cup confectioners’ sugar

1. Sift flour into a shallow dish and whisk to combine with 1 teaspoon salt and some pepper. In another shallow dish, lightly beat the eggs. In a third shallow dish, whisk to combine the breadcrumbs and the remaining teaspoon of salt. Place one cutlet at a time in the seasoned flour, turning it over to coat it thoroughly, and shake off the excess. 2. Next dip it in the eggs, again making sure to coat completely, and allow the excess to drip back into the bowl. 3. Coat it with breadcrumbs, patting it firmly so they adhere, but be careful not

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Preheat the oven to 180º C. Grease and flour two deep, round cake pans and cover the bottoms with waxed paper. 2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 cups of sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Beat until well blended. Pour the batter into prepared pans. 3. Bake for 35 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centres comes out clean. Cool the layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Loosen

to coat it too thickly. Place the coated cutlets on a piece of parchment paper

the edges and remove from the pans to cool completely.

or a large baking sheet.

4. Drain the cherries, reserving ½ cup of the juice. Combine the reserved

4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat (until it is about 350º C).

juice, cherries, 1 cup sugar and cornstarch in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook over

Cook the cutlets until golden brown on the bottom – this should take 1 to 2

a low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

minutes. Do a few at a time. Monitor the temperature of the oil to maintain the

Cool before using.

same heat. Flip and fry until the other side is golden brown and the cutlets are cooked through - 1 to 2 minutes more. 5. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with a double layer of paper towels and keep warm in the oven. 6. Pour off and discard the oil remaining in the skillet, then wipe it clean with paper towels. Melt the butter in the same skillet over medium heat until

5. Combine the whipping cream and confectioners’ sugar in a chilled medium-sized bowl. Beat with an electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. 6. With a long, serrated knife, split each cake layer horizontally in half. Tear one split layer into crumbs; set aside. Reserve 1 ½ cups of frosting to decorate the cake; set aside. 7. Gently brush loose crumbs off the top and side of each cake layer with

sizzling. Remove the pan-fried cutlets from the oven and set them in the pan to

a pastry brush or your hands. To assemble, place one cake layer on a cake

coat one side with butter, then quickly flip to coat the other side.

plate. Spread with 1 cup of frosting; top with ¾ cup cherry topping. Top with

7. Arrange the cutlets on a platter, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve

the second cake layer; repeat the layers of frosting and cherry topping. Top

with lemon wedges.

with the third cake layer. Frost the side of the cake. Pat the reserved crumbs onto the frosting on the side of the cake. Spoon the reserved frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a star decorator tip. Pipe around the top and bottom edges of the cake. Spoon the remaining cherry topping onto the top of the cake.

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ORNAMENTAL GRASSES part 1

by: Lenie De Ridder

This month I want to explain the different types of grasses available, as these plants have become increasingly popular in landscape design. Commonly called “grasses”, these plants can be divided into four groups: Grass family (Gramineae or Poaceae). Sedges (Cyperaceae). Rushes (Juncaceae). Indigenous Restios (Restionaceae).

Rushes Rushes closely resemble grass. The plants are perennial and propagation is by seed and division of mature clumps. Luzula spp “starmaker”, common name Great Woodrush Grass can easily be grown from seed. It is one of few “grasses” that tolerate shade and can be successfully used under trees. The genus Juncus is often planted in suburban gardens as well as wetland areas.

Grasses

Indigenous Restios

Grasses usually form a tight blanket of growth due to the fact that their flowers are “wind-pollinated”. They do not rely on insects to fertilise them to produce seed, enabling them to spread rapidly and consistently. Although lawn grass became part of gardens in the seventeenth century, ornamental grasses were first used as garden plants in post-war Germany by the designer Karl Foerster. Miscanthus sinensis “zebrinis” (Zebra grass) is a beautiful stripy variety with a neat growth habit. Bamboos (a sub-family of grass), the majority originating from China and Japan, were introduced to the West during the nineteenth century. The plants do flower and some produce seed, but they usually multiply by rhizome growth. Arundinaria dwarf species are suitable for water gardens and areas with moist soil.

Indigenous Restios are well-known fynbos plants of the Western Cape, but a few do grow well in the summer rainfall area of Gauteng. Propagation can be done by rhizomes in some species but is usually by seed. Seed need to be treated with smoke for good germination and seedlings take three to four years to flower. At Zambezi Country Estate the traffic islands from gate 1 to the HOA Office is planted with Elegia tectorum. The lifespan of this plant is ± ten years, but if the plant is trimmed, it will be considerably less. Next month: Ornamental grasses part 2: How to use ornamental grasses in design, and maintenance of a grass garden.

Garden know how: Sedges Sedges are perennial plants that resemble grass. They can grow in shallow water or moist soil. Papyrus, indigenous to Africa, is described growing in rivers and swamps since biblical times. Some varieties will thrive in dry regions. Propagation is by seed and rhizomes. Carex varieties have beautiful colours and are extensively planted as ground covers. Carex bronco a deep bronze sedge, will tolerate drought once established.

Do not trim Restios. Decide before planting the height needed for a particular spot and buy the correct Restio specie.

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When in drought, spare water


There Is Always A Way To Spare A Drop Or Two… The past few months were sunny and dry in and around most parts of South Africa. Many people have been affected by the drought which has led to the water shortage in so many towns around our country. As water is a basic necessity, it is important for us to use this precious resource sparingly.

Cape honeysuckle In autumn this shrub bears clusters of flowers in beautiful shades of yellow, pink, salmon and red.

Here are a few tips to save water in your garden: It is always a good idea to install a rain barrel or any kind of water catchment system. This water can then be used to water your garden. It is important not to water the garden between 10am and 3pm. The best time to water the garden in before 9am and after 4pm as less water is lost due to evaporation at this time. When watering your garden, keep the following in mind: • It is useful to use a hose faucet timer. • To make sure that your hose does not drip, install water-efficient irrigation devices such as soaker hoses or drip irrigation. • Shut-off nozzles should be used at all times.

Perennials: French lavender Although this perennial is dense and grey throughout the year, when the season changes to spring the beautiful purple-blue flowers create a stunning and calming atmosphere.

You will also save water by planting native and drought-tolerant plants because the garden will not need to be watered too often. Shrubs: Confetti bush This appealing shrub brags with tiny pink flowers in spring.

Rosemary This plant is both beautiful and practical. Its attractive pale blue or pink flowers bloom in winter and in spring. Its aromatic, narrow leaves give a fresh hint to your garden as well as flavour in your food.

Rough blue sage The beautiful sky blue flowers add a fresh touch of colour to your landscape.

Rock rose This lovely, fast-growing shrub comes in a selection of colours. Its thin, rosy petals vary from pure white to pale pink and deep red.

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New Tax Laws will benefit RA fund members The long-awaited Taxation Laws Amendment Act finally came into effect on 1 March 2016. The new Act introduces further benefits to retirement annuity (RA) fund members, especially those who don’t participate in employer-sponsored pension or provident funds, says Marius Spies and Johan Brits, Sanlam Financial Planners at BluCrest BlueStar Financial Advisory Services. The Act will harmonise retirement contributions made towards RA, pension and provident funds, with new limits governing the total that you may contribute each tax year. Previously, if you saved through an RA, you could only get tax deductions up to a maximum of 15% of your non-pensionable taxable income. But as from 1 March 2016, you can get a tax deduction up to 27.5% of your gross remuneration or taxable income, whichever is the higher. Your total contributions to an RA, a pension and/or a provident fund are subject to this percentage and a rand-value annual limit of R350 000. Any contributions above these limits will not be tax deductible.

increase their savings towards retirement up to the tax deductible limits. Many people may have been wondering how the new limits will affect their own retirement contributions. For most South Africans, the new limits are much more than what they can afford to save. Only people who earn more than R1.3m per annum and can contribute more than 27.5% of their income will be adversely affected by the new cap. For most people, especially the self-employed who could only get tax deductions up to 15% on their RA contributions, the increase to 27.5% is certainly good news. However, if you are one of the few people whose combined contributions to all retirement funds already exceed R350 000 per tax year; it is suggested that you first consider contributing the maximum amount allowed to a tax-free savings account (TFSA). It is also important to know that RA contributions in excess of the maximum limits remain beneficial, since all growth remains untaxed and all the excess contributions can be withdrawn tax free after retirement.

If you are a professional running your own practice or any other self-employed individual who has always needed to invest more than 15% of your income into an RA in order to meet your retirement needs, you will now reap the tax benefit enjoyed by pension fund members.

Contact BluCrest BlueStar Financial Advisory Services at 012 470 0850 or support@blucrest.co.za or visit www.blucrest.co.za.

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HOW TO HANDLE STRESS DR ILSE RUANE PSYCHOLOGY

You need stress in your life! Does that surprise you? Without stress, life would be dull and unexciting. Stress adds flavour, challenge and opportunity to life. This is called eustress. Too much stress, however, can seriously affect your physical and mental wellbeing. Bad or negative stress is called distress. A major challenge in this stressfilled world of today is to make the stress in your life work for you instead of against you. Stress is with us all the time. It comes from mental or emotional activity as well as physical activity. It is unique and personal to each of us. So personal, in fact, that what may be relaxing to one person

may be stressful to another. For example, if you are an executive who likes to keep busy all the time, “taking it easy” at the beach on a beautiful day may feel extremely frustrating, non-productive and upsetting. You may be emotionally distressed from “doing nothing.” Too much emotional stress can cause physical illness such as high blood pressure, ulcers or even heart disease. It is important to learn how our bodies respond to these demands. Recognising the early signs of distress and then doing something about them can make an important difference in the quality of your life, and may actually influence your survival.

Common stress-related symptoms/illnesses include: • Psychological: somatic symptoms, panic attacks, relationship problems as well as a range of personal and family problems • Medical: Heart problems, ulcers, tension headaches and pains, etc.

HELPING YOURSELF When stress does occur, it is important to recognise and deal with it. Here are some suggestions for ways to handle stress. As you begin to understand more about how stress affects you as an individual, you will come up with your own ideas of helping to ease the tensions.

• Try physical activity. When you are nervous, angry or upset, release the pressure through exercise or physical activity. Running, walking, playing tennis or working in your garden are just some of the activities you might try. Physical exercise will relieve that “uptight” feeling and relax you. Remember, your body and your mind work together. • Share your stress. It helps to talk to someone about your concerns and worries. Perhaps a friend, family member or counsellor can help you see your problem in a different light. If you feel your problem is serious, you might seek professional help from a

psychologist. Knowing when to ask for help may avoid more serious problems later. • Know your limits. If a problem is beyond your control and cannot be changed at the moment, don’t fight the situation. Learn to accept what is - for now - until such time when you can change it. • Take care of yourself. Get enough rest and eat well. If you are irritable and tense from lack of sleep or if you are not eating correctly, you will have less ability to deal with stressful situations. If stress repeatedly keeps you from sleeping, you should ask your psychologist.

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• Make time for fun. Schedule time for both work and recreation. Play can be just as important to your well-being as work; you need a break from your daily routine to just relax and have fun. • Be a participant. One way to keep from getting bored, sad and lonely is to go where it’s all happening. Sitting alone can make you feel frustrated. Get involved and become a participant. Get involved in the world and the people around you and you’ll find they will be attracted to you. You will be on your way to making new friends and enjoying new activities. • Tick off your tasks. Trying to take care of everything at once can seem overwhelming, and, as a result, you may not accomplish anything. Instead, make a list of what tasks you have to do and then do one at a time, ticking them off as they’re completed. Give priority to the most important ones and do those first. • Must you always be right? Do other people upset you, particularly when they don’t do things your way? Try cooperation instead of confrontation; it’s better than fighting and always being “right.” A little give and take on both sides will reduce the strain and make you both feel more comfortable. • It’s OK to cry. A good cry can be a healthy way to bring relief to your anxiety, and it might even prevent a headache or other physical consequence. Taking some deep breaths also releases tension.

• Create a quiet scene. You can’t always run away, but you can “dream the impossible dream.” A quiet scene painted mentally, or on canvas, can take you out of the turmoil of a stressful situation. Change the scene by reading a good book or playing beautiful music to create a sense of peace and tranquillity. • Avoid self-medication. Although you can use prescription or over- the-counter medications to relieve stress temporarily, they do not remove the conditions that caused the stress in the first place. Medications, in fact, may be habit-forming and may also reduce your efficiency, thus creating more stress than they take away. Before taking medication for stress, try contacting a psychologist to deal with the root of the problem instead of masking the symptoms with medication.

The best strategy for avoiding negative stress reactions is to learn how to relax. For a while, tune out your worries about time, productivity and “doing right.” You will find satisfaction in just being, without striving. Find activities that give you pleasure and that are good for your mental and physical well-being. Forget about always winning. Focus on relaxation, enjoyment and health. If the stress in your life seems insurmountable, you may find it beneficial to see a psychologist to learn a relaxation technique. For an appointment, please call Practice: 083 376 1995

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“AN EVER-GROWING PROBLEM” by: Mr Casey Kooiman

The world we live in is an fascinating place. Things are forever changing; sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Think about everything happening around the world or even just in our own, beautiful country these days. Some things are so beautiful and uplifting, others are unfortunately depressing. These things are all around us. We cannot get away from reality, and we need to understand why people do the things they do in order to better deal with it. You might be asking what this has to do with drug addiction. Well, many people still tend to be rather judgmental when it comes to substance abuse, and the average South African actually knows very little about addiction or the extent of the drug problem, almost as though the problem couldn’t affect them – it is something that only affects other people. Nothing can be further from the truth. The drug problem is one of the fastest growing epidemics in South Africa, and its reach is far and wide, to the extent that entire communities in every social sphere are under serious threat. What I am actually trying to get at here is that, with the unmanageability of the drug problem, a new perpetuating machine has become equally as devastating - something I have come to call “imposter centres” - and because the average South African is ill- or misinformed, the machine just keeps on growing. Going hand in hand with addiction is recovery; with recovery, treatment; with treatment, accountability. Herein lies the problem the perpetuating machine, the lack of, or better phrased, “blatant purposeful disregard” for accountability. Treatment centres in our country have to be registered with the Department of Social Development as drug and alcohol treatment centres. Even outpatient programmes, intervention programmes, halfway houses and aftercare programmes have to be registered as such under Act 70 of 2008 and must conform to the basic norms and standards of the Department. These norms and standards require us to have relevant certificates from the local municipalities, zoning, safety, health and so on. They also require that there be accredited programmes, quali-

fied staff, reasonable facilities, counselling structures, group structures, policies, and the list goes on. The scary reality is that there are hundreds of treatment centres, and of those you could count on your hands and feet those that are registered and conform to a very reasonable accountability structure that, ironically enough, actually helps to make a centre better and more professional. This is the accountability I am referring to. The centres that do not comply do so out of purposeful disregard for the department as well as the law, and they charge people for a service that, quite frankly, doesn’t exist - programmes that aren’t helpful, counselling that is done by people with no formal qualifications, facilities that are in some cases dismal and unhygienic, have no dietary standard, no medical and healthcare supervision, and sometimes abuse is the standard for discipline. The scary part is that these centres are full to capacity because the fees are “affordable”, but at what real cost? Residents are not being treated for the numerous underlying issues, and spending time away from the addiction lifestyle isn’t going to do anything. Leaving a person sober but not equipped - the end result is inevitably relapse, but by this point families have exhausted all funds and treatment options disappear. There are millions of addicts in South Africa and more people become addicts every day. Add to this all the people that have gone through treatment but cannot afford it anymore because of these centres and the issue becomes even worse. What are you to do? As the parent of an addict, ask the right questions: Are you registered? Do you have qualified staff? Is there medical supervision? What is the programme structure? Are there groups? What happens when my child finishes a programme? Registered centres aren’t “cheap”, but the services and structure are concrete, justifiable, accountable and legal. These centres give an addict a real chance at a purposeful life. Mr Casey Kooiman Director: Guardian Ministry, Ezekiel House www.ezekielhouse.co.za

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Mother’s Day

HOW

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Take three ice-cream sticks and place double-sided tape on one side

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Pull the top layer off the tape and stick another ice-cream stick on

of each stick.

do it yourself How to make coasters this Mother’s Day

What you need: • • • •

10 x small ice-cream sticks Double-sided tape Scissors Spray paint

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Spray paint your ice-cream sticks any colour that you like. (Remember to spray on top of a garbage bag or a piece of paper.)

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top of each of the sticks to create a double layer.

Push them firmly to make sure they stick properly.

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These three double-layer sticks will become the base of the coaster.

Place the three sticks vertically next to each other.

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Cut a few small pieces of tape and place them on the middle two quarters of the sticks.

Place the remaining two sticks across and press firmly to ensure they stick.

Place a small piece of double sided tape on the top and bottom of each stick. (Do not flip the sticks over – the top and bottom are as they are lying on the table.)

Pull the top layers off the tape and place a stick across the top of all three sticks. Repeat on the bottom.

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SMALLS DOMESTIC WORKERS Rose Mathibela is looking for stay-in domestic employment in Silver Lakes. She has been working for us, a German family of five (we have

My reliable domestic worker, Agnes Peta, is looking for work

three little children), for the last two years. We are relocating to Germa-

- ironing, cleaning and laundry. She is available 3 days a week,

ny in the next few months and are hoping to find a family that will ap-

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. She is a good and honest worker

preciate her helpful hands. Rose is reliable, efficient and self-organised

and has been working for me since 2012. She is very neat. Contact

in all household needs and cares perfectly for your kids. She would be

Makgabo on 072 531 2284 for a reference.

available immediately if requested. Please contact Rose directly on 076 566 8991 and for a reference,

Lettie Mthimunye is looking for domestic work in Silver Lakes for Thurs-

please call Bridget on 076 2273 890.

days. She has been with her current employer in Silver Lakes, 3 days a week, for about 16 years. Please call 078 229 9391.

Mariah is looking for work as a sleep-out domestic worker. She cooks, cleans and irons and is available Monday-Friday. Contact her on 072

My name is Margaret I am looking for house cleaning work. I am 30

558 8834.

years old and live in Mamelodi. I am looking for live out work from Monday to Friday. Please contact me on 072 872 6850 or Belinda

Zanele Mahlangu is looking for domestic work Monday-Friday. Ironing

on 082 850 5838.

& Cleaning. Contact number: 083 674 4920.

GARDENER Christina is looking for work on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She has been working for us four days per week for three years, but we are now relo-

Ronald is looking for work on Thursdays. He is a good gardener,

cating. She is punctual, thorough and trustworthy. She is excellent with

discreet and reliable.

children as well. For references, please call Madel (082 871 1444)

Please call him directly on 074 424 6882.

or e-mail Marja (marjafischer@gmail.com). You can contact Christina Looking for gardening services in Silver Lakes? Contact Divan Jooste

directly on 072 235 4558.

on 082 309 5748 or at divanjooste@hotmail.com. Fina has been working for a number of our family members in Silver Lakes for years and she comes highly recommended. She currently has

Gilbert Muzamba is looking for garden work for Tuesday and Sat-

a spare day on Thursdays. She speaks English & Afrikaans. You are

urday. He is a good and honest worker and works for us 2 days a

welcome to phone Fina on 0790155455 and you can contact Irma

week. Contact Gilbert on 078 993 9960. For a reference, please

Dyssel for a reference on 082 444 7368.

call Doreen on 082 375 0245.

Lussy Magolego is looking for employment in Silver Lakes. She is hard-

Simon is looking for garden work on a Monday, Tuesday and Thurs-

working, reliable and honest. She is good at taking initiative and

day. Please contact him on 0846899877.

following directions. Please contact her on 0738442978. Joshua is looking for garden work on Fridays and Saturdays. He cur-

For a reference, please contact 0824429799.

rently works in Silver Lakes. Tel: 0718081381 Vinna is looking for a 3-day-per-week position. She speaks English, Afrikaans and Sotho. Vinna is diligent, honest, trustworthy, reliable,

Gardener is looking for piece work for Mondays, Tuesdays and Thurs-

friendly and has a wonderful work ethic. R220 per day plus travel

days. He is a hard worker and can do small maintenance jobs. Con-

(Mamelodi). Please contact her on 071 454 8165. For a reference,

tact Meschak at 072 858 0188.

please phone Elizabeth on 082 552 5086.

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SMALLS SERVICES

Sipho Mgaga is looking for work as a driver, construction worker, etc. Contact him on 072 881 2112.

Lydia is a seamstress. She does alterations, makes curtains and dresses, Peter Rakgole is available as a driver & to help with your computer. Call

etc. Contact her on 074 846 3443.

him on 073 424 7797. Sabata is an honourable & presentable young man. He performs administrative work, is a good driver, etc. Contact him on 081 419 0640.

We, a reliable couple with overseas and local references, do house and pet sitting whenever needed. Available for long periods as well as

Nimrod has a code 10 driver’s license. He’s looking for work as a driver.

at daily rates. Looking after your property in case of storms and load

Tel. 0712978895

shedding, we check your fridges and freezers daily. If you have to be away overseas, we do not charge daily rates but rather a once-off fee. Please phone 0128093864 or 0824252895, or send a Whatsapp to 0822245984. Passionate student offering piano and music theory lessons in the comfort of your own home. Please contact Alexis Efstratiou on 0834132032 or email alexisefstratiou95@gmail.com. Guitar, Bass and Drum lessons in Silver Lakes. All Styles. All ages. Young, energetic and fun. Please call Joel on 082 462 9620. Handyman Are you too busy or need a small job done in Silver Lakes? Anything from changing a light bulb or lock to painting, waterproofing, tiling, paving, ceilings, cornice, small brick work and plaster - almost anything. Call Johan on 082 4110 451 or Protus on 061 0291 850. Tutoring Masters Student at the University of Pretoria looking to tutor various subjects to students of all levels. Subjects include French and History, to name a few. University modules are offered too. Contact me, Lebo, on 0828851177 to set up a session. Babysitter
 My name is Kelsey. I am 19 years old and a student at the University of Pretoria studying Childhood Education. I have a passion for children and love interacting with them. If you are in need of a babysitter for those last-minute functions or just need a night off, give me a call and I will be happy to help! Contact me on 071 115 4335 or email me at kelseybecker25@gmail.com. OTHER For health purposes, we, a senior couple, are looking for winter accommodation in June 2016, either in Ballito or in Umhlanga Rocks. Preferably near the beach, walking distance. Whatever accommodation you can offer, please tell us the monthly rate. Call, SMS or Whatsapp Heleen on 0824252895 or 0128093864 and we will gladly call you back.

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