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HERE is tons of evidence to suggest that you and I have been manipulated all our lives into believing things that are just not true. It began with control and reward mechanisms like the Easter bunny, the tooth fairy – or mouse if you came from a less that prosaic household and Father Christmas. Then, if like me, you were a product of the National Christian education system in South Africa, you probably grew up with some curious religious and political

fantasy that coloured your perception of the world too. If you survived that exercise and you were unlucky enough to be pale and male, you might also have been through a further social engineering exercise that would condition you to instantly obey orders without question. That made you a man, my son… and the trend has continued ever since. It’s little wonder that we now find ourselves almost incapable of discerning fact from fiction, truth from lies and reality from fantasy. That possibly why we are taken for a ride by any authoritative source that presents itself. How else can you explain why, as a nation, we have been so easily captured and extorted? And now, as a nation, we have become paranoid about representational correctness. If you want to feature a mother’s story for Mother’s Day in the media, best you choose one that is bright blue or green lest you offend someone who has more naturally occurring skin tones in our overly multi-colour conscious society. Take the case of the Mother’s Day video advert for Mercedes Benz. It was, by all accounts quite charming but for one small detail. Here’s the story as carried by ENCA Media. International luxury vehicle manufacturer Mercedes Benz apologised for “offending” South Africans following social media outrage over their Mother’s Day advertisement.

The advert shows a woman playing different roles, from taking care of her child to owning a business. Mercedes Benz South Africa has since deleted the video on Twitter after some South African Twitter users pointed out that there were no black mothers in the advert. Mercedes Benz said the video was created “internationally” to lend the company’s support for Mother’s Day. “We under-represented the diversity of our followers in South Africa through the use of a single character. We apologise for offending our South African followers,” the company said on Twitter. Some social media users slammed the company for not considering the demographics of South Africa while others saw nothing wrong with the advert. So now the lunatic fringe is driving the bus… But, we must remain optimistic – and in this region you can always emigrate to the Republic of Life & Style to escape the madness and enjoy the finer things in life, no matter what colour they happen to be. Welcome to another edition of our fortnightly read, also available online www.lifeandstyle.fm

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The Executor

During a person’s lifetime they will accumulate assets, in other words, belongings such as a house or a motor vehicle. These assets and their liabilities will form part of

A simple way to address this is by appointing a “professional” executor during your lifetime. This allows you to negotiate the executor fees. If you appoint a family member, make sure that they understand that they will have to appoint a professional agent, and that they should negotiate the fee and be very cautious of agreeing to a fee arrangement in terms of which the professional agent charges their professional fee, instead of the legislated tariff of fees

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When a person dies, they leave behind an estate which includes everything they own. Estate Duty is payable on the estate of every person who dies and whose nett estate is in excess of R3,5 million. Duty is charged at the rate of 25% if the estate exceeds R30 million. Currently, SARS is responsible for collecting the Estate Duty of a deceased person.

How does an estate get reported to SARS?

Even if Estate Duty does not apply to you, it is still necessary to inform SARS that the person is deceased. It is recommended that you consult with a legal expert when going through this process. Copies of the following documents must be sent to SARS: Death certificate or death notice. Identity document of the deceased. Letters of Executorship (J238) (if applicable). Letter of Authority (J170) (in cases where

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All income received or accrued before the deceased’s death is taxable in the hands of the deceased up until the date of death, and will be administered by the executor or administrator acting as the deceased’s representative taxpayer. After the date of death of a person, a new taxable entity comes into existence – “the estate”. The assets of the deceased will be held by the estate until the liquidation and distribution account has lain for inspection and become final under section 35(12) of the Administration of Estates Act after which the assets will be either handed over to the heirs or delivered to the trustee of a trust estate. This article is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied on as legal or other professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your legal adviser for specific and detailed advice.

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One that comes to mind was a sea kayak trip from Maputo, Mozambique across the bay to Inhaca Island for a few days of relaxation and mild recreation in April 2002. Ok so it’s not all relaxation and mild recreation when it comes to my lifestyle and the friends I do these trips with, it normally involves some intense activity and the planning that goes with it to ensure all ends on a safe note. The trip entailed a drive up to Maputo towing an inflatable boat and another trailer of sea kayaks for a paddle across the Maputo Bay, a distance of around 25km, stopping off at the prison island of Xafina. This is just 3 to 4 kilometres off Maputo’s Marginal or beach front and, once we got across to the island, we would do some exploring around Inhaca and Portuguese islands. As romantic as that sounds, it started to go pear shaped from the start when one of the team who owned one of the vehicles that was to be towing our kayaks, had to pull out. No problem - my brother came to the rescue with a backup vehicle, but with a catch -it needed a service, which added some unplanned cost to the exercise. . The day dawned and we began the trek up to Maputo at 03h30 in convoy. All went well until we approached Mkuze where the boat trailer experienced a tyre blow out. We had forgotten to load a spare wheel so we have to make a plan and drive into Mkuze to the garage to purchase another tyre to get us on our way. By now we have had two setbacks but the thought of a few days on an island paradise spurred us on. Border one Swaziland ok. Border two - Namaacha Mozambique - and chaos convincing custom officials that we were not smuggling anything. This became a two hour challenge that would have prompted the fairest of travellers to about turn and head home. Oh well, only two more hours and we would be in Maputo and the welcome of a nice lunch and refreshment beckoned so on we pressed. We had planned to park our vehicles for the week at a friend’s home in Maputo and he was to meet us at around 15h30 to unlock and allow us to park the vehicles. This would give us time to have a lunch of prawns and 2M beer and then prep our boats for the trip across to Xhifina Island were we were to camp on the beach for the night. As the afternoon progressed, we had completed the formalities of boat inspection by the Port Captain and packed the boats with all our gear. It was time to park the vehicles, but Louie our Maputo contact was nowhere in sight… and we had to park those cars. Time was ticking on and it was getting late, so we decided to send the boat across to the island with two kayak paddlers and my brother. I would continue to wait for Louie and park the cars. The last words to the team going across to the island was, if it gets dark, make sure someone has a head torch on to guide us in when we paddle across . It was getting dark and a storm was brewing over Maputo when Louie arrived after 17h00 and we knew that we were going to be paddling across to the island in the dark. After a quick compass bearing of the general direction, we headed out and into the dark unknown. Lightning began to flare moments into our paddle and holding carbon fibre paddles was a scary thought. One strike and we would be toast, but we continued looking for a sign of that head torch and listening for the sound of and approaching ships or boats as we had no navigation lights on our kayaks . An hour into the paddle and no light, only my trusty deck compass to direct us. Then our fears became our reality. The sound of a boat engine , from which direction we could not figure out, was getting louder and closer to us and we were sure it was going to ride us over . For a few tense moments, we sat in the darkness, but it passed us by meters continuing its journey into Maputo. Another half hour and I was beginning to doubt our compass heading when, suddenly, a dance of light ahead and we paddled in on it to the safety of the island of Xhafina.

The night was a pearl; stars in the sky as we set up our camp and began the task of preparing supper - spaghetti bolognaise - on the beach. We thought all the effort and drama was behind us and tomorrow would bring fresh things. Boy, were we wrong. Later that night, that storm over Maputo intensified and all hell broke loose. Tents were ripped to pieces, and with the wind driven tidal surge, we were in trouble. We had to get to high ground and fast. So, up the sand dune and into the bush we dashed to where we found a clearing and managed to put up the only tent left standing for the ladies to shelter in. After securing all equipment with no shelter, the guys took our surfboards out of their covers and used the covers as shelter .Sand was everywhere and we did not sleep a wink. In the morning, all was clear except for the wind, so we decided to run the boat across the channel to Inhaca Island in two trips, taking the ladies and most of the gear. The guys would paddle their kayaks across, once the wind dropped off later in the day.

the crazy dash we had to make each time we went into the village for food or a visit to the local bar. There was a lone donkey living in the field between the camp and town who hated men and you had to run the 100m across the field like Usane Bolt to avoid getting bitten by it. It loved the ladies and he allowed the women to touch him, but the men had to run like hell or face getting a bite or a kick. An island holiday on its own, despite all the obstacles we faced on that trip, is well worth it doing and it’s a way of experiencing a different kind of holiday. Dodging every problem kind of makes you want to holiday with the same team more often, knowing that between the lot of us we can overcome just about anything.

A trip across to Inhaca Island from the city of Maputo The boat laden with people and equipment laboured is truly a magical holiday and to sit on its beaches and into the channel against the wind making slow progwatch the Dhows sailing in and out of the harbour delivress, but it wasn’t long before another problem reared ering people and supplies makes us appreciate life as we its ugly head. The inflatable boat was falling apart in know it back home. mid channel, and we had another five kilometres to Seaweed Steve, AKA Steve Honeysett presents the Daily Surf Report on 88.0FM cover. Well, that was pretty nerve-wracking, wondering if the boat’s inflatable tubes would hold. I remember telling my brother not to let on that the boat was falling apart. Thankfully everyone else was enjoying the ride completely oblivious to the disintegrating boat. Two hours later we pulled into the island harbour and got everyone to the dive camp that we had booked for the week. We then prepped the boat for the return trip to get the guys. It was not to be - 100m outside the harbour, the outboard boat motor died on us, forcing us to turn around and paddle the boat back into the harbour. Dirt had blocked the carburettor. To cut a long story short, we hired the dive camp boat and returned to Xhifina where we collected the rest of the team and made it back to Inhaca Island to enjoy a well-earned rest. The rest of the holiday was not without incident. The next day we had planned to walk out the light house to do some surfing. Following directions from the locals we began what was to be a ten kilometre round trip up to the point of the island with our surfboards in hope of catching perfect waves. Well, no. By the time we got out to the light house, the wind had blown the surf out and we could not get in, so we trekked all the way back. Another incident was


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THE EVENT BOWL CAN HOST A NUMBER OF MULTI-FUNCTIONAL EVENTS:

No matter what function you are planning, the Bowl amphitheatre offers a unique and versatile venue for: • Conferences • Concerts • Obstacle Courses (e.g. Toyota Warriors) • Mountain Biking • Trail Running • Team Building • Corporate Family Days • Product launches • Weddings • 4 x 4 days The Bowl has access to mountain bike trails, trail running, 3.5 kilometres of white-sand beaches, 300ha of indigenous forested areas, and a river lagoon with 3kms of river estuary all of which makes the Bowl a multifunctional hub for event organisers.

BOWL FACTS: 1. The mini Bowl is a grassed amphitheatre 16 000m2 in size with a capacity to seat 3000 people 2. The hospitality Deck above the Bowl is 3 000m2 and can host functions in marquees for up to 1000 banquet style and 1500 cinema style. 3. Car park 1 which services the mini Bowl can park 800 to 1000 cars. This grassed car park can also be set up as a big event bowl which can seat up to 20000 people 4. Car park 2 is nearly complete and can park a further 3000 cars 5. The electricity capacity is powered by generators for events with a 60kva generator permanently on site. 6. There is a capacity for up to 100 temporary toilets and 40 showers for weekend festival events. 7. There is a 10000m² campsite with a capacity of up to 600 campers for weekend festival events. For more information on how the Bowl could service your event or to organise a site visit to the venue please contact Brenda Kayton or Lee Hamblin Or visit our website: www.eventbowl.co.za Brenda – brenda@innovatioinal.co.za or 083 320 8867 Lee – lee@innovational.co.za or 083 578 8228

SUPER NAWEEK MUSIEK & FAMILIEFEES 22–24 JUNE 2018 Capitec Bank sponsors Music Festival

The Elan Property Group is proud to announce that Capitec Bank will be the title sponsor of the Super Naweek Musiek en Familiefees to be hosted at the Blythedale Event Bowl from 22 – 24 June 2018. Capitec Bank’s involvement in lifestyle festivals such as Super Naweek is part of their overall strategy to help people save time and money, and put them in control of their financial lives so that they will have enough time to live better. The Elan Property Group and the promoters of Super Naweek are excited about the synergies between the two brands and look forward to an exciting Super Naweek. • Tickets on sale now through iTickets. Adults R150 per day, and children under 12 are R60 per day – and their cost includes the kid’s activities. We also have VIP Hospitality packages available. • Buy your ticket and you could win a property worth R1 million! The Elan property group is proud to announce that when you buy your ticket to Super Naweek you will be entered into a draw to be held on stage at the event, to select one lucky winner to go to the eLan Gold Cup horseracing event to be held in Durban on 28 July 2018. The winner will then draw one of 16 horses in the prestigious eLan Gold Cup race. The finalist represented by the winning horse will win a plot of land at Blythedale Coastal Estate worth R1 million. Terms and Conditions apply. • The gates open on Friday at 4pm and you can stroll through the market of vendors and exhibitors, enjoy a pool party while watching Dozi, Nadine and Pieter Smith perform. • Saturday morning is a full of fun for the family. The market opens at 8:30 am, and the mountain bike trail, trail running course, and 4 x 4 course are open between 08.30 and 12:30. Also enjoy KZN’s longest slippy slide, and a kid’s zone with activities like jumping castles, face painting and swimming. The main concert starts from 2pm opening with the winners of the Jong Supersterre competition and then followed by Ray Dylan, Dewald Wasserfall, Emo Adams, Die Campbells, Kurt Darren and Karlien van Jaasrsveld. • Camping and Accommodation: Camping packages are available through iTickets. You can bring your own tent, or hire a 2-man dome tent or spoil yourself with a VIP tent. There is also plenty accommodation in the surrounding areas but as the event takes place during the school holidays we suggest you book as soon as possible.

• Shuttle service: So that you don’t have to drink and drive we will be offering shuttle services from various pick-up points such as Gateway and Ballito’s Lifestyle Centre. Check out our Super Naweek Facebook page or go to the Event Bowl website for more information.

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Mini-Market: We will host a trader’s mini-market which will include food and lifestyle vendors. If you’re an experienced vendor and are interested in trading or exhibiting at the event go to www.eventbowl.co.za/events/SuperNaweek for more details. For all the Super Naweek details go to www.eventbowl.co.za or visit Super Naweek on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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CATERPILLAR SEASON PAM JACOB - DRIEFONTEIN GARDEN CENTRE

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OMETIMES we have to eat our words and I had to do just that when we had dinner with our dear friend, Jane, this past Friday evening. You see, she has this magnificent Pigeon Wood (Trema orientalis) tree right outside her patio and in full view of her bedroom, where she can awaken each morning to the multitude of birds that are attracted to this tree. Known as a pioneer tree, I have always been of the opinion that it self-sows all over the show (which it does!) and is possibly best taken out due to a relatively short lifespan, but if you have the space to leave it, it will turn into a smallish tree that will attract birds and butterflies and give you great joy.

While on the subject of trees, this is the season for caterpillars to appear on specific plants that act as hosts to certain butterflies, but we won’t go into a Biology lesson. Suffice it to say that Xylotheca kraussiana (African Dog Rose), Cape Ash (Ekebergia capense) and the wonderful Halleria lucida (Tree Fuschia) might just be covered in caterpillars. Please, please, please leave these insects alone to do what

God meant them to do. Please don’t apply any insecticides or poisons. They will attract insect eating birds; possibly de-foliate your tree completely and there will be a great burst of new growth come spring. This is how we are environmentally friendly. Not whether we plant Indigenous or Exotic plants but how we look after what we have and use poisons as little as possible. We are continually asked about moles and how to get rid of them. Firstly, they are protected by law. Most products you buy off the shelf are made from Garlic extracts so you might possibly go along to your local Veggie supplier and buy a tub of garlic, make a strong brew and pour this over the mole infested area and pray that it works. There is a `bomb’ available that is so highly toxic, I would never use it. An alternative is to get a Dachshund or Jack Russell that

will have a marvellous time digging up your lawn and catching the little fellow. Aeration is always good!!!! Can you plant at this time of the year? Absolutely. It is proven that autumn is possibly the very best time of the year to plant your trees and shrubs as they have time to settle before spring arrives. Not to mention the large range of seedlings – flower, veggie and herb – that are on the shelves, just waiting for a place in your garden. So come along to the Nursery, where you will get expert advice and a charming staff just waiting to be of assistance to you. And if you don’t have a garden – well come and enjoy ours!!

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F you haven’t yet felt the slight nip at your heels, you can be sure it will happen soon. Winter is almost upon us and whilst our gardens on the coast take much less strain than those inland, there is still a lot of activity you can undertake in your winter garden to prepare for a beautiful summer garden.

Here are our top 5 winter garden groundwork activities: LAWN WINTER SCARIFICATION The definition of scarification is “to make shallow cuts in, to lacerate or to break up”. During the course of a season, dead grass (called thatch) and lateral grass stems build up, thus restricting light and air getting through to the grass roots. As thatch builds it restricts any desired grass and instead moss and weeds are encouraged to take over,

leading to a downward spiral in the health of a lawn. Lawn scarification is a harsh but very beneficial and necessary lawn treatment. It should be done annually in winter and must always be followed by lawn top dressing and watering. LAWN TOP DRESSING Topdressing is a sand or prepared soil mix applied to the surface of the lawn. Top dressing brings many benefits to a lawn that is looking a little lackluster. It helps to increase nutrient retention, improves drainage and increases disease and pest resistance. It is a compulsory addition when scarifying a lawn.

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Now led by John’s son Anthony, with the support of a strong sales team who have 100 years of awning, carport and patio experience under their belt, Awnmaster has established itself as a market leader in the industry. Kevin Schumann, Sales Manager of Awnmaster explains how. “All our installations are custom designed to meet the needs of the clients, to suit whatever environment they’re fitted into – domestic, industrial, Architectural or commercial. Each Awnmaster product is installed to exact specification by our team of experts to provide a lasting solution, whether it’s a free standing or building-adjoining, in aluminium, colourbond or polycarb.” Whatever form Awnmaster’s

38 awnings take, they’re expertly designed and built to withstand the harsh South African elements, using only the highest quality Aluminium. All awning solutions are engineer approved in priciple and comply with council regulations and standards. In the 38 years since opening, Awnmaster has been part of a wide range of domestic and commercial projects, both locally and abroad. These include work at King Shaka International Airport, St Mary’s DSG, Hilton College, Hillcrest Private Hospital and installing 2700 shadeports for the car transit company in Cato Ridge. Expert advice, quality and value are the key to what Awnmaster offers. “What really makes a ‘wow’ project, however big or small is when the customer is satisfied,” says Anthony – a principle at the heart of the Awnmaster Experience. www.awnmaster.co.za

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12 FOOD

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THULI MADONSELA SPEAKS IN BALLITO

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he Ilembe Chamber of Commerce hosted a business gala dinner at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge and Resort on Thursday under the theme “The Role of Business in an Inclusive South Africa” with guest speaker Thuli Madonsela.

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela began her address by weighing in on how inclusive South Africa is as a country against the backdrop of power, privilege and disadvantage. She highlighted that the world places people in

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Aubergine Rolls INGREDIENTS

METHOD

•2 x Large Aubergines Mandolinned or thinly sliced length ways (we find we get 10 to 12 good slices out of a large Aubergine)

1. In a blender pulse the cream cheese and sundried tomato together till well combined, pop this mixture into a bowl and into the fridge. 2. Pan fry the thinly sliced aubergines until golden, but not too crisp as you’ll need them to be easy to roll. 3. Place 1 heaped teaspoon of sundried tomato cream cheese mixture onto one end of the golden pan fried aubergine. 4. Stud the cream cheese with pomegranate rubies and roll. 5. Line your aunbergine rolls up on a platter and top with a teaspoon of basil pesto, fresh basil and more pomegranate rubies.

•2 tubs or 460g Cream Cheese •80g Sundried tomato •30g Fresh Basil •1 x Pomegranate •1 tub shop bought or homemade pesto •Salt & Black Pepper

Makes 20 to 24 rolls

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HOLY SMOKE TURNS METAL INTO CASH

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LAMBORGHINI HURACAN that was donated to Pope Francis has sold for £615,000 (R 10 308 017.70) almost four times the supercar’s usual asking price.

The white and gold vehicle, which was blessed and signed by the pontiff, was listed in ‘as-new condition’ having remained in storage since it was given to him in November last year.

All proceeds from the sale, which took place at RM Sotheby’s Monte Carlo auction at the weekend, will now be split between charitable causes. The Iraqi city of Nineveh, which was besieged by ISIS, will get £430,000 (R7 207 231.95) from the sale, with the aim being to allow displaced Christians to return home. The remaining £185,000 (R3 100 785.84) will be gifted to two charities, one of which provides support for human trafficking victims while the other provides medical aid in Africa. The Lamborghini was finished in Bianco Monocerus white paint contrasted by Giallo Tiberino stripes and detailing in homage to the colours of the flag of Vatican City. It has been fitted with 20-inch alloy wheels and has leather seats. Pope Francis signed the bonnet. Lamborghini fitted the Huracan with a 5.2-litre V10 engine located behind the driver which generates 570bhp. This gives the Italian supercar a 0-62mph (100kph) time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 198mph (318.65kph). It is not the first time Pope Francis has auctioned off an unlikely vehicle for charity. In 2013 he was gifted a Harley Davidson motorcycle which is typically worth £9,500 (R159229.54). But when it was auctioned a year later, having also been blessed and signed by Francis, it went for £240,000 (R4 022 641.09).


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MOTORING 15

The NEW TOYOTA RAV4

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The new RAV4 remains true to its impressive heritage as the original pioneer of the recreational SUV segment, making significant advances in powertrain technologies, dynamic performance, intelligent safety provisions and all-round quality. Designers focused on the key words “adventure” and “refined” to produce a bolder and tougher presence with a lower, wider exterior profile and more sophisticated and premium interior with increased rear legroom. The adoption of a Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform results in a longer wheelbase and wider front and rear tracks for stable, confident driving while shorter overhangs enhance new RAV4’s ability to overcome rugged terrain. The 2019 RAV4 is the second SUV to adopt a TNGA platform, joining the C-HR that was launched last year. A new multi-link rear suspension and chassis rigidity that has been improved by 57 per cent contribute to improved handling, minimum interior cabin noise and excellent ride comfort. A new all-wheel-drive system can send 50 per cent of engine torque to the rear wheels and distribute it to the left or right rear wheel for improved handling. Together with the robust exterior styling and sophisticated interior, the new RAV4 will offer even greater appeal to people with active lifestyles who want to explore the city or make a weekend trip to off road to the inlands and SA’s beautiful sceneries. RAV4 leads the compact SUV segment in South Africa with average monthly sales in excess of 500 units. The new Rav4 will make its local debut in the second half of 2019. The model line-up and specification details will be disclosed closer to launch timing.

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