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The Midrand Estates Newsletter - August 2013

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To the game changers

Kontak ons / Contact us

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n all sorts of ways the world recognises the game changers.

On the sport field the game changers are those that are swift at foot and make instantaneous decisions that change the course of the game. They are part of a team, but have the ability to change the game through personal brilliance. In literal terms the game changers can express themselves in a unique sequence, and often also in a limited number of words that makes so much sense. Irrespective of the personal attributes, the game changers are seen to be those that change the course of events. Very much in line with the house- and home builders of the Midstream era. Where others saw grass and wilderness these game changers saw homes and a village with amenities. Where others had doubts, they had energy and hope. And so this edition of the local newsletter tells us more about the game changers in our area and how in the course of the past 10 years, it all happened. If you are not mentioned here – send us a story or photograph as it is also your story as a game changer!

Om 'n kind groot te maak.....

Lizelle Green Tel: 012 661 1177 E-mail: lizelleg@midrand-estates.co.za E-mail: editor@midrand-estates.co.za www.midrand-estates.co.za Facebook: Midrand Estates

Medewerkers / Produced by Frik Corrie Willem Fred

Nadia Dirk Twani Anita

Christa Maureen Jen Hennie

Henk Liesl Jan Lizelle

Happy Woman’s Day

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aar steek beslis waarheid in die bekende Afrika-gesegde “Dit neem ‘n hele gemeenskap om ‘n kind groot te maak” of in Engels, “It takes a whole village to raise a child.”

Dit verg spanwerk van skole, kerke, ouers, onderwysers en leerders om saam te werk en ‘n netwerk te skep om die oënskynlik onoorbrugbare te oormeester. Die digter, C.J. Langenhoven, staaf die bou van ‘n gesonde gemeenskap met die volgende: “Ek het baie paaie geloop op dié ou wêreld en ek weet van meer wat ander mense probeer het; maar op die ou end weet ek nié van ‘n ligter pad as die regte een nie.” Laat ons dus die regte pad volg. Dit help ons om ‘n gemeenskap te bou van hoop en gelykheid; een waar vrede, harmonie, vriendelikheid, gasvryheid, wedersydse respek en menswaardigheid seëvier. Dit neem inderdaad ‘n hele gemeenskap om ‘n kind groot te maak!

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Impresses the unimpressible. The new, impossible to ignore Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The impressive new E-Class combines redesigned looks with class-leading innovative technology, including DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist, helping you maintain your following distance while keeping you right in the centre of your lane. For more information call the number below or visit www.mccarthymercedes-benz.co.za Vehicle specifications may vary for the South African market.

Standard with the new PremiumDrive Maintenance Plan. Finance Provided by Mercedes-Benz Finance and *Insurance, a division of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd., an Authorised Financial Services Provider (Licence no. 18 604) and Credit Provider (Licence nr. NCRCP80).*Underwritten by either Regent Insurance Company Ltd. (FSB. 25 511) or Alexander Forbes Insurance Company Ltd. (Licence nr. 30414). Vehicle specifications may vary for the South African Market. Participating Dealers only.

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Voorwoord Grader operator & Jakes 371 Wonings Brokkies Pre-Primêr Grass Owl & Rooibekkakelaar Website Guidelines Cure - Mandela day HOA Contact numbers

Visit Midstream Hill to view this unique structure at the Himalayas Photo’s by: Tyrone Zerf

Vorige Uitgawe / Previous Edition

Hierdie Uitgawe / This Edition

Choosing a Lens Pg 18 - 19

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It all ads up pg 21

A crane pg39

From a farm to a town pg 24 - 25

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TAKE a

BOWto

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GRADER operator.

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grader operator is a magician and a craftsman with the numerous “joy sticks” of his large machine at the tip of his fingers. Imagine sitting 2.5m above ground level with someone running 15m in front of you with handsigns indicating adjustments required to the road layers you are busy constructing. Then take your hat of for the operator who will construct the road layers within a 20mm tolerance. In order

to appreciate some of the skills involved take for instance an ordinary three point turn with a grade. You have to lift the blade, turn the steering wheel, tilt the front wheels to the left to increase the turning circle, start to turn the blade in the opposite direction, stop, change gears to reverse, turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction, tilt the front wheels in the opposite direction, still turn the blade, start to tilt the blade in the opposite direction, stop, tilt the front wheels back to the required angle, align the grader to the correct entry point, lower the blade to the exact level and construct the layer to the required tolerance. All this while deceleration and accelerating smoothly to make it look easy. Ontmoet

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Frans

Mpomiseng

Ontmoet Jakes Jubelius…

en insette geïnstalleer.

Jakes ken Midstream Estate se siviele ingenieursdienste soos die palm van sy hand. Sedert die eerste sooi gespit is met die bou van Brakfonteinweg, was hy betrokke by vele van die dorp se projekte, en is hy nou weer besig met die nuwe astro hokkieveld by Midstream College. Hy het hom bewys as ‘n bekwame konstruksieterreinagent en weet waar meeste van Midstream se dorpe se dienste ondergronds loop, want dit is met sy eie hande

Een van Jakes se minder aantreklike rekords is dat hy in die laat 1990’s tydens konstruksiewerk aan die Oosrand 31 keer gekaap is en ‘n paar keer geskiet is. Desnieteenstaande is hy ‘n konstruksieman deur-endeur en staan hy in die slote saam met sy werkers om die dienste geïnstalleer te kry in die skepping van erwe vir die huise wat volg.

Kgwedi, die padskraper operateur wat betrokke was by die bou van paaie vir Bondev nog voordat Midstream die lig gesien het, baie van Midstream se paaie gebou het, onlangs betrokke was by die bou van Brakfonteinweg tien jaar gelede en steeds op nuwe paaie. Mpomiseng beteken “laat hy jou wys”. Dit het al male sonder tal gebeur dat Frans gevra is om vir iemand te wys hoe dit gedoen moet word, soms moes hy selfs die ontwerpingenieurs teregwys. Hy is getroud, met ‘n seun op universiteit en tweeling dogtertjies van drie jaar oud. Op die vraag “hoekom so ver uitmekaar?” is sy antwoord: “Jy weet mos soms trap die lewe ‘n mens en dan wil jy nie te veel kinders hê nie, en toe ek besluit dit is nou weer tyd toe gee die Liewe Vader vir my twee dogterjies gelyk omdat ek solank gewag het”.

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AKES UBELIUS

‘n groot voorliefde vir die konstruksiewerk verwant aan siviele ingenieurswese. Hy geniet die werk en die rol wat hy speel in die ontwikkeling van Midstream terdeë en is meeste oggende teen sesuur aan die werk. Wanneer ‘n projek aan Jakes oorgegee word, kan ‘n mens maar weet dis in goeie hande.

Kanniedood Jakes het ‘n passie vir konstruksie en duidelik

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371 WONINGS IN MIDSTREAM

Photo’s deur Momento Photography

EN STEEDS AAN DIE GANG Pieter Saayman Lid van Cendev Projects

Thinus du Toit Lid van Cendev Projects

Johan Saayman Stigterslid van Cendev Projects

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endev Projects CC is in 1998 gestig deur Johan Saayman. Sy pas-afgetrede skoonpa, met meer as 48 jaar se ondervinding in die boubedryf, het grootliks bygedra tot die vestiging van die uitmuntende kwaliteit vakmanskap wat steeds in Cendev se projekte merkbaar is. Die eerste bouprojek is gedurende 1998 in Eldopark voltooi, wat gelei het tot vele ander in Eldoglen en later in Midrand Estates. Johan onthou nog goed hoe hy by die ellelange tou hoopvolles moes inval met die verkoop van die eerste fase (en in sy

Terselfdertyd is ‘n residensiële woning van ongeveer 290m² gebou; en werkers moes self aangery word, omdat daar nog nie busroetes na die dorp was nie. Sedertdien het Cendev nog in elke fase van die ontwikkeling huise gebou vir nuwe-, sowel as bestaande kliënte. Tydens die resessie het Cendev die wa deur die drif getrek met jong, dinamiese leierskap, deursettingsvermoë en spanne met ‘n wil om te werk. Hul uitmuntende reputasie het hul vooruit geloop en tot dusver het Cendev ‘n totaal van 326 huise gebou - met ‘n verdere 45 tans in aanbou. Dit sluit ook 145 deeltitel eenhede in wat ‘n trotse Cendev span by Retire@Midstream gebou het. Cendev

het

in

Mei

hul vyftiende bestaansjaar gevier en het intussen ook die kommersiële mark betree (waarvan Midrand Estates Park die eerste baie suksesvolle projek was). Johan het die maatskappy hierdie jaar aan sy seun, Pieter en vennoot Thinus du Toit verkoop. Cendev Projects is trots in hul bydrae om te bou in en om die gemeenskap.

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PATRICK O’BRIEN GOLF ACADEMY Sunshine Tour and Vodacom Series winner Jacques Blaauw was the first professional golfer that made use of Patrick O’Brien Golf Academy and Midstream Driving Range’s Flightscope X2 to improve his game.

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With the help of Christo Eagleton, assistant coach, Jacques uses the Flightscope X2 en studio to understand and improve his swingpath and keep it consistent. And with the scope’s precise distance calculations, Jacques is able to get his game dead accurate before tournaments.

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ARAMEDICI LEWER FLINK DIENS

Pieter Smuts van Midlands het sy dankbaarheid teenoor die paramedici van Midstream Estates in ‘n brief aan ons gestuur: “Ek het Sondagaand, 28 April 2013, ‘n hartaanval by my huis in Midlands gehad. Dit was ‘n skrikwekkende ervaring en ek dink nie enige mens is werklik voorbereid vir so iets nie. Die twyfel oor die korrekte optrede kan net meer spanning tot die situasie bydra. My vrou en seun was gelukkig ook tuis en het die teenwoordigheid van gees gehad om die paramedikus se nommer in die MIDSTREAM NEWS te skakel. Dit was beslis die beste belsuit in hierdie omstandighede!! Reinhardt was binne minute in my huis en het dadelik met behandeling begin. Hy was deurentyd baie kalm en professioneel, wat baie gehelp het om ons ook kalm te hou in die omstandighede. Hy het my gestabiliseer en toe al die reëlings getref vir die ambulans. Sy optrede het ‘n uiters moeilike situasie heelwat makilker gemaak. Ons is jou ewig dankbaar, Reinhardt!!! Ek is na 2 dae in die intensiewe eenheid en 2 stente later weer op die been. Wat ‘n voorreg om in ‘n landgoed te bly met ‘n mediese sentrum en professionele paramedici net om die hoek! Baie Dankie.” ONTHOU: Die paramediese diens word gefinansier vanuit elke inwoner se maandelikse heffing. Hou altyd hul nommer naby.

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TENNIS@MIDSTREAM Nine players from the Tennis@ Midstream club participated in the Gau teng North Seniors Tournament that was played from the 13th to the 17th of June. Six of the nine players made it to the sem i-finals in their respective age groups. Marie-Louise Kleynhans was runner-up in the singles event and win ner in the doubles along with her par tner Annerie Wessels. Severus Smuts ma de the finals in the men’s dou bles and won the mixed doubles eve nt with his partner Helen Mo ywatt. The winner of the men’s dou bles event was Gustav Putter, with Charlene Klopper being runner -up in both the ladies double s and mixed events. John Harding partook in the sem i-finals in the doubles event, while Jean Varges competed in the mixed tennis semi-finals. Sec ond in the men’s doubles were Roelf van der Laan and Severus Sm uts. Congratulations to Tennis@Mid stream - going from strengt h to strength.

“SPOTTED” in

MIDSTREAM Die immergewilde Laurette van Midstream College se seun, Shaun, het hierdie tweebenige vriende in hul tuin op Midlands gekiek.

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POB GOLF CREATES WINNERS Brandon Correia, a Grade 10 learner at Midstream College and member of the Patrick O’Brien Golf Academy, recently participated in the Glacier Junior Series golf competition at Zwartkops Country Club. This was Brandon’s third competition in this series and he has made Midstream proud by winning the B division ‘best net score’ of 68 playing off a handicap of 16 (gross score of 82). Brandon moved to Midstream 18 months ago having moved here from Tanzania where he had had

some exposure to golf. It was after joining the school team, and with the extra help and thorough handson coaching by his coach Patrick O’Brien, that he made real progress. In under a year he has dropped his handicap from a 28 down to his current 15. Brandon is a dedicated golfer who tries to get practices in at least 4 times a week and can often be seen at the Midstream driving range and putting green working

on his golf skills. He aims to continue to decrease his handicap to single digits by 2014 and to be a scratch golfer by 2015. He is committed to entering as many competitions as possible and to continue learning more and more about the game.

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10 JAAR OUD Dit is nie net die landgoed wat die jaar hul 10de verjaarsdag vier nie. Die Kruger drieling wat die nuusbrief se voorblad was op Februarie 2010 (die jaar wat hul graad 1 toe is), het op 4 Julie hul 10de verjaarsdag gevier. Baie geluk!

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From the Desk of Jen Botha G

ood day to you all, I pray and trust that you are well! It is hard to think that we are already in the second half of the year! In the last issue, I spoke about Getting a Grip on Fatigue, and this time, we will look at Getting a Grip on Fear.

become so overwhelmingly strong in our lives that we are virtually imprisoned by them to the extent that they affect the quality of our lives. Take a moment and write down the fears that grip you! Those that impact on the quality of your life.

I am yet to meet someone who can say that they truly and honestly fear nothing! We all have fears in our lives, and these fears may affect the quality of our lives. We live in a country dominated by fear. Elaborate security systems, high walls, vicious dogs and Security Guards guard our homes, offices and cars.

The gospel is good news for any form of fear. Jesus came not only to save us from our sins and give us eternal life, He also came to give us abundant life. You can be set free from even your worst fears. Even the most irrational kind.

But, it is the vast array of personal fears deep within us that create the greatest conflict and generate our ever increasing levels of anxiety. Some fears are basic – the fear of death, illness, rejection, failure and old age. There may be only occasional bouts with these kinds of fears, or they can become quite obsessive. Certain fears can even be healthy. It is quite normal to be wary of poisonous snakes, drunk drivers, or walking alone in the bush knowing that the big five might be lurking!! Others may be phobias that you have accumulated – fear of heights, fear of flying, fear of open places, fear of strangers, fear of speaking in public. Phobias may

for what we allow our thoughts to dwell on. Take every thought captive and take it to God and make it obedient to Christ. Remind yourself of who you are in Christ. The Bible tells us that we are God’s precious children, and that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. We are deeply and extravagantly loved by God. With God we are never alone. Holding on to this knowledge will allow us to gain new perspective on some of our other fears. Many of our fears are derived from poor self-esteem.

Gain the right focus. This follows on from some of the other suggestions, Admit your fears. The simplest yet but it is important to remember that often most difficult step in overcoming the key to dealing with our fears is to our fears, is just to admit them. Many keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. of the greatest men and women of the Bible were gripped by various sorts of I trust that you find some wisdom fears and did not hide them from God. in these thoughts and that you will God has both the grace and power become more able to deal with fear in to do something about our fears. your life. Take the time to speak to Telling God about them and asking for someone if you have concerns about strength to do something about them your fears. is very important. I look forward to sharing some Take responsibility for your own thoughts with you again! Take good thought life. Read 2 Corinthians care of yourself! 10:3-5. Fears can potentially become spiritual strongholds through which we God bless can be kept in bondage. Fortresses of Jen fear are often established in the mind and so we need to take responsibility Getting a grip on our fears

Midstream Country Market 31st August 2013 Hosted by

Midstream Methodist Church 5 KM Starts @ 8.30am Market starts @ 10am

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kerksondermure midstream Die volgende kursusse word gratis aangebied:

Wat glo ander? Dinsdagaande: 19:00 – 21:00

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6 Augustus - Moslems & Jode 13 Augustus - Hindoes & Boediste 20 Augustus - Katolieke & Afrikagelowe 27 Augustus - Ateïste en ander My huwelikstuin se heinings: Grense! Huwelikskursus vir verliefdes, verloofdes & getroudes. Maandagaand, 12 Augustus, 19:00 - 21:00 Aangebied deur Lucille Zwemstra (Kliniese Sielkundige) R50 per paartjie/ R30 enkel (Kinderoppasdiens beskikbaar) Besprekings: huwelike@ksm.co.za Alle enkellopendes van die Centurion en Midstream word uitgenooi na: Forum vir Enkellopendes Kom ontdek die Vryheid van Enkelskap Vrydagaand, 16 Augustus, 18:30 kerksondermure Hippolaan, Centurion. Gratis toegang (Spesiale program vir kinders) RSVP: rita@ksm.co.za teen 8 Augustus

Eredienstye: 08:00 & 10:00

Mannebediening Afskop 13 September 2013 18:30 vir 19:00 Kom geniet ‘n heerlike worsbroodjie aand en word deel van dié familie by kerksondermure. Seminaar: My kind & tegnologie Kom deel in ‘n nugtere gesprek oor tegnologie, met praktiese demonstrasies oor hoe ouers tegnologie kan aanwend om hulle kinders beter te beskerm. Maandagaand, 26 Augustus, 18:30 Gratis toegang (Kinderoppasdiens beskikbaar) Navrae & registrasie: Eben de Wit 082 771 2619/ 012 644 1183/ courage@ksm.co.za

• Kindereredienste: 08:00 & 10:00, 3-6jr en Gr 1-7 ; Babas tot 2jr, slegs 08:00

Vir enige navrae kontak: kerksondermure NG Gemeente 012 940 9480/81 of e-pos u vrae aan info@ksm.co.za • www.kerksondermure.org

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Midstream College Pre-Primêr

ons help bou ‘n nasie!

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yna ‘n dekade gelede het die bouplanne van Midstream Pre-Primêr uitgesprei op die tafel gelê. Mariaan Bester en Lenie Botha, welbekende direkteure van die plaaslike pri-primêre skole, het met ons gesels oor hul ondervindings sedert die ontstaan van die skole. Hulle vertel met trots dat die skool in 2005 met 95 kleuters begin het. In 2006 was daar 260 jongelinge wat op die speelgronde rondgehardloop het; en in 2007 moes hulle die werkerskwartiere omskep in nog ‘n klas. Die kleuterskool was stampvol, met 340 kleuters wat soggens vol lag en opgewondenheid skool toe gekom het.

MCPP 2005

Eerste kleuters by die skool in 2005

MCPP 2012

Die eerste Oupa en Ouma Dag bring ‘n glimlag op die mond. “Ons kon daardie jaar nog ‘n klein konsert hou vir die Oupa sen Oumas. Baie het verander in die afgelope jaar: die getal kleuters-, onderwysers- en die uitdagings. En ons bou steeds daagliks aan die ontwikkellingsboustene van ons toekomstige skrywers, wetenskaplikes, dokters en ingenieurs.” Midstream Pre-Primêr is ook baie trots daarop dat UNISA foto’s van die skool kom neem het om by die universiteit se leermateriaal vir toekomstige onderwysers in te sluit. Net nog ‘n bevestiging dat die kleuterskole op die landgoed van top gehalte is.

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C hoosing a lens by Hennie CronjĂŠ

A lens is the most important item of a photographer’s equipment. It is better to spend less on the camera than scale down on lenses.

The well-known tower in Midlands Estate. Photo: Hennie Cronje

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good quality lens enhances image quality with sharpness over the entire image, right into the corners of the photo at all f-stops. It also limits light reflections when shooting into light. In addition, if cared for properly, a lens will last for many years. On the negative side, a lens is an additional piece of equipment, adding to weight. Therefore, it is better to buy one or two good quality lenses than 3, 4 or 5 lenses of lesser quality. Every time a lens is changed there is the risk of getting dust particles on the camera’s sensor. These dust particles cause dots on the photo, particularly in the sky area where they are easily visible. A smaller number of lenses makes for less changing of lenses and therefore less dust on the sensor. What does one need? Basically, one needs a lens for general use, followed by a lens or lenses that suit one’s specific interests. There are three main streams of interest: a powerful telephoto lens for wildlife, a macro-lens for small things and a wide angle lens for landscape photography.

object stand out much better. For a “half frame” camera the 300mm f2.8 lens is also most useful as it will effectively function as a 450mm f2.8 lens. Wide angle lenses are of limited use. The 28mm end (or 17 or 18mm for a “half frame” camera) of the lens for general use is quite a useful lens. A wide angle lens has an enormous depth of field, making everything sharp from close up to the horizon. This gives great depth of field which impresses in landscapephotography. There are wider lenses (10, 20, 24mm) with a greater depth of field, but they are recommended for the enthusiast in landscape photography. Before buying a lens, make a thorough study of the different possibilities. Do not easily accept the advice of sales persons. Their motives are different. Nothing in photography gives more pleasure and satisfaction than the clear, sharp picture of a good quality lens. It’s worth the investment. A term used when referring to lenses which needs explanation is a “prime” lens. This is a lens of high quality glass and a very low f-stop (2.8 or less). They are specialized lenses for specific purposes. A classic example is a 50 or 85mm f1.4 lens for portrait photography. However, a f2.8 macro-lens and even the super telephoto lenses are also prime lenses, even though their minimum f-stop may be higher than f2.8.

The main fields covered by lenses.

For general use a lens covering a range from 28mm (wide angle) to 300mm (telephoto) is highly recommended. On full frame cameras (where the sensor is the size of the old colour slide) it will be a 28-300mm VR/IS/OS lens (which cancels out hand movement of the camera). However, on “half frame” cameras (like most DSLR cameras in use) it will be a 18-200mm lens. These “half frame” cameras with a sensor half the size of an old colour slide, magnify the image by 50%, transforming the lens into a 28300mm lens. Of the three “specialized” lenses, the 100mm or 105mm macro-lens is the most useful. It is a high quality lens which can be used for macro-work, portraits and even landscapes, and is reasonably priced. Sigma makes a very good one. The closer you get to the object, the more is magnifies. A telephoto lens is a 300mm, 400mm, 500mm and 600mm lens, large and heavy, as well as pricey. They have high quality glass, and the most popular one d ereste is probably t in states t are the 500mm s tha Midrand E et in t n e id f4 lens. These g e h Res t ing b can lenses are in join raphic clu ie Cronje. g n o n t e able to blur o H h P t with om the background contac je@gmail.c n because of a hscro very shallow depth of field, letting the primary

Test results on the sharpness of a lens. Note the lack in sharpness at f32, something that will not happen with high quality lenses.

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A recommendable basic outlay of lenses. Left: a 18-200mm lens (for a “half frame” camera) or a 28-300mm lens (middle; for a full frame camera) are excellent for general use. Right: a 105mm macro-lens is a useful upgrade into the field of specialized lenses. 19


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It all adds up Do your bit to save electricity

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aving electricity creates a better economic, social and environmental future for all. By simply making small changes in our everyday lives, collectively we can make a massive difference. Saving power is really about changing attitudes. The following excerpt was derived from Eskom’s 49million initiative (http:// www.49m.co.za): “South Africa produces around 45% of all Africa’s electricity and as electricity fuels progress we can be proud of this. However, there are drawbacks. As 90% of our electricity is still coal generated we have sadly become a major atmospheric polluter per person/capita. We expel around 200 megatons of carbon dioxide each year – ranking us as a high emitter globally. The main peak usually occurs at about 06:00 in the mornings and lasts until about midday. A second peak period is normally from about 17:00 until 21:00. At these peak times the grid is put under severe strain. This is when the importance of the 49M initiative is evident. When the whole country works together, everyone wins.” Do your part towards saving the planet (whilst saving on your electricity bill!) and make use of these energy saving tips :

Insulation makes your house up to 5°C warmer in winter. Without roof insulation you lose about 40% of the heat your heaters are generating. Energy efficient lighting options are readily available. LED and CFL light bulbs consume much less electricity and lasts 6-8 times longer than conventional incandescent light bulbs.

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Hot plates retain heat, so turn off the stove before you’ve finished cooking. It won’t affect your food, only your electricity bill.

A kettle uses the same amount of energy to boil 1 litre of water as a fridge uses in 7 hours! Only boil the water you need at that moment.

Check the seal of your fridge. A damaged seal can make your fridge consume more electricity due to the cold air escaping.

For every hour you use your tumble dryer, you could have cooked 48 meals in your microwave – more than a month’s worth of dinners.

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MIDSTREAM

GRASS OWL PRESERVE

Report from Geoff Lockwood

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hose of you who have taken an interest in the rehabilitation and restoration of the habitat for the Grass Owls at the Midstream Grass Owl Preserve will have noticed some meaningful progress in recent months Whilst, on a limited budget, we still have a long way to go, we are pleased with the progress to date and the positive feedback from a good friend of our Preserve, the well- known environmentalist and birding expert, Geoff Lockwood of the Delta Environmental Centre in Johannesburg. Geoff paid the Grass Owl Preserve a visit on 4 June to check on the progress with the rehabilitation programme for the area, and to advise us on further steps to

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be taken in the process. He was accompanied on this visit by Fred Williams, Manager of Midstream Estate and resident Con Fauconnier, Chairperson of the Owl Preserve Committee. No Grass Owls were seen during this particular visit but a Marsh Owl [Vlei-uil] decided to take to the air and did several fly-pasts in order to do an inspection of his own of the three strange characters on the ground who were disturbing his afternoon sleep. Con managed to get a few photos of this magnificent bird and one can see and appreciate why it is important for us to maintain this protected area in our estate. We want to thank Geoff for his valuable contribution which is entirely voluntary and extremely valuable given his in-depth expertise in this field. We also again want to encourage residents who are interested and may wish to contribute to this preservation effort, either financially or in terms of time and expertise, to contact Fred Williams at the Midstream HOA.

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Die Rooibekkakelaar

(Phoeniculus purpureus) In Engels staan die voël bekend as Green Wood (Red- billed) Hoopoe

Die hoogte is 32 - 36 cm en die gewig is 60 - 90 gram. Die voël is ‘n algemene standvoël in die woude, boswêreld en boomryke voorstedelike tuine van die grootste gedeelte van Sub-Sahara-Afrika. Hulle leef in groepe van tot omtrent ‘n dosyn voëls met net een broeipaar. Die wyfie lê 2-5 blou eiers in die gat van ‘n boom of ou houtkapper-nes en kan eiers lê gedurende enige tyd van die jaar. Die wyfie broei alleen op die eiers en dit broei uit na ongeveer 17-18 dae. Nadat die kuikens uitgebroei het, word die wyfie en kuikens deur die res van die groep gevoed, selfs nadat hulle volgroeid is en die nes verlaat het. Na 3 tot 4 weke verlaat die jong voëls die nes, maar hulle is eers ten volle onafhanklik na 2 tot 3 maande. Die groep is vreesloos in die verdediging van die kuikens teen indringers. Die Rooibekkakelaar word ook in Midstream en omgewing gesien. Hulle is metaaldonkergroen, met ‘n pers rug en ‘n baie lang diamantvormige pers stert. Hulle het kenmerkende wit merke op die vlerke en die wit chevrons op die stertpunte maak hulle maklik identifiseerbaar. So ook sy lang dun geboë snawel. Hierdie spesie se geslagte is soortgelyk, maar jong voëls het ‘n swart snawel. Die mannetjie se snawel is effens langer en meer geboë. Die Rooibekkakelaar is insekvretend. Hul vreet hoofsaaklik op die grond, in miershope, of op boomstompe. Hul uitsonderlike kloue stel hul in staat om maklik vas te klou aan die onderkant van boomstamme, terwyl hul die boombas vir insekte deursoek. Hulle vreet gewoonlik insekte, maar ook reptiele en sade. Hul voedsel sluit in kewers, motte, vlinders, termiete, krieke, sprinkane, perdebye, spinnekoppe, ens. Hierdie opvallende voël adverteer ook sy teenwoordigheid met sy harde Kuk-ukuk-uk-uk-roep en ander geluide.

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ort na die Y2K-gogga en die voltooing van die Eldopark en Eldoglen dorpe is die manne van Bondev voorgestel aan die plaasgedeelte waarop die Midstream dorpe sou ontwikkel. Oor ‘n periode van enkele maande is die aanvanklike studies voltooi en besluit die Bondev direkteure Chris Smith, Jan Zeederberg, Johan van Wyk en Riaan Botma (sien foto hieronder) in 2001 om voort te gaan met die transaksie. Na die suksesvolle afhandeling van die eerste omgewingstudie en dorpstigting aansoeke begin konstruksie vroeg in 2003 en word die eerste dorp geproklameer in die middel van Julie 2003. En sederdien word daar die afgelope 10 jaar stuk-virstuk gebou aan die droom van ‘n dorp tussen die stede.

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“Ek onthou die opening van die klubhuis. Dit het so goed gevoel om te sien hoeveel belangstelling daar reeds destyds was.“ Chrisna

Met heelwat van die personeel wat reeds lang jare diens in Midstream ervaar het, het ons hulle gevra wat hulle die beste kan onthou of meeste geniet het. “Wildlewe lê my baie na aan die hart. En dit laat ‘n gevoel van waardering vir diégene op die dorp wat moeite doen om ons uil- populasie te bewaar.” Wilma

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“Die mooi omgewing en nuwe huise, geboue, paaie, parke en hospitale wat daagliks opskiet maak dit opwindend om hier te werk.” Annelise

“Daar het baie veranderinge plaasgevind die afgelope tien jaar. Daar is nie een week wat verbygaan, sonder dat daar ‘n nuwe uitdaging is nie.” Etienne

“Dit is ‘n wonderlike voorreg om deel te wees van so ‘n groot, mooi ontwikkeling met konstante vooruitgang.” Barry

mis geraak het wat ‘n intussen is hy al lank dull moment” Daleen

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m, bought it in two thousand and ne and a grass owl there, , everywhere a hoo, hoo. orm, an empty farm is what they ght, with no pipes nearby, everywhere grass to see. o, what to do with an empty farm? ads and install the pipes, ation, everywhere a road, road. orm, no houses on the farm they ght, , build your own home fast, everywhere a home, home. om, no children on the farm they ght, y, they decide to build, , everywhere a school, school. o, no playgrounds on the farm they ght, eautify the town, m, everywhere a play, play. om, nowhere to retire on the farm, ge for the elderly, ie, everywhere an old ou-toppie.

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VOETSTOOTS CLAUSE YES ?OR NO???

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uch debate surrounds the Voetstoots clause. Can a purchaser rely on it? Can a seller always hide behind it?

In the recent case of Banda and Another v Van der Spuy and Another (781//2011) [2013] ZASCA 23; 2013 (4) SA 77 (SCA) (22 March 2013) the Supreme Court of Appeal dealt with this hairy issue: A thatch roof that leaked prior to the sale of a house and which continued to leak after the sale, gave rise to a dispute between the parties. The leaks were as a result of: •

The wooden poles of the roof could not support the weight of the thatch roof and openings appeared between the flashing and the thatch;

The pitch of the roof was 30 degrees instead of the recommended 45 degrees.

The roof structure was therefore structurally unsound and the purchasers brought an action against the sellers for reducing the purchase price (actio quanti minoris). As the contract contained a voetstoots clause they had the burden to proof: •

the existence of the latent defect in the roof and

that the sellers were aware of the defect and had neglected to inform them of its existence.

The Court found that as certain repairs were made to the roof prior to the sale, it was clear that the sellers did not possess an honest beliefe in the adequacy of the repairs, especially in the light of the fact that there was an absence of a guarantee for the repairs that were done. They were therefore obliged to disclose this knowledge to the purchasers. The purchase price was therefore reduced. Snyman de Jager specialises in Conveyancing and related litigation matters. Contact us for a consultation at our MIDSTREAM OFFICE.

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GUIDELINES ON USING THE Guidelines on using the MIDRAND ESTATES WEBSITE Midrand Estates Website www.midrand-estates.co.za ESTATE INFO The link to the estate info can be found at the bottom left of the website landing page. By clicking on Estate Info, visitors will be directed to a page where info pertaining to Midrand Estates can be found. The links can be found at the top of the page. The content includes information about the following (each of which will be discussed individually in due course): • • • • • • • •

The Estate Maps HOAs Local Businesses Medical Facilities Schools Things to Do Even More

At the bottom of this page, visitors will find the link to the estate’s Facebook page. Also follow us on Twitter for regular updates on power outages, etc.

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Exciting News !! We are joining up with Discovery Vitality

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Midstream College Babahuis By Midstream Babahuis kon die babas â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n lekker koue wintersdag deurbring in hul PJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vir ons babas is speeltyd altyd lekker. Kyk net hoe word dit geniet.

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Baby & Toddler Development

At Midlands Baby house the babies are enjoying sensory play/ messy play in the winter sun. Our toddlers are playing outside and with some help from the teachers they are developing more movement skills.

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Kyk waaraan vat ek Mamma word besoek deur Midstream College kleuterskool is aan die kinders Eksotiese Diere. Die diere oor die verskillende bekend gestel en hulle is ingelig s kans gekry om aan eksotiese diere. Hulle het self Die kinders het dit . vat sekere diere/reptiele te terdeĂŤ geniet.

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Midlands Pre-Primay celebrated Fathers Day

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DO THEIR PART FOR other three Cure Day Clinics. Dental and Ear, Nose and Throat procedures were performed on the 67 children in the day hospitals to support the “67 minutes for Mandela” initiative. Doctors, staff and companies provided their time, expertise and products, whilst Cure Day Clinics provided their operating theatres and anaesthetics free of charge; and other businesses provided medicine as well as food and treats to the children.

of an “I dream Africa peace which is in .” with itself andela Nelson M

Madiba-day proved to be a special day for 67 disadvantaged children when busnesses in Midstream became part of a greater team to bring medical care to the children. The events on the day was arranged by Cure Day Clinics and took place at the Midstream Cure Day Clinic as well as at the

Recognition and thanks go out to all the Midstream Cure Day Clinic staff and the doctors who operated at no charge on the 25 children on the day, being Drs. BethuneWilliams, Swanepoel, Roux, Pinheiro, Richter and Pienaar.

Local businesses that also contributed to this very worthwhile charity event were Midstream Pharmacy (located in the Retire@Midstream main building), Midstream SUPERSPAR (located at the Square@Midstream), The Purple Cow Restaurant (located at Midfield Club House) and Retire@Midstream Restaurant.

MIDLANDS TUINIERS DOEN HUL DEEL OP MADIBA-DAG Die Midlands tuiniers, onder leiding van Josef Fokwebe, wou graag ‘n blyk van waardering toon aan die Midlands gemeenskap om Madiba-dag te vier. Die tuiniers het die hele projek op eie stoom aangepak en besluit om vir 67 minute na die Midlands Kleuterskool se tuine om te sien. Wat ‘n wonderlike gebaar dat hulle bereid was om aan die gemeenskap waar hulle werk, terug te gee. for what transpired on the day: “Bringing healthcare to a community in need – making a difference!”

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tot 5-groep sluit in; Lené Koch, Anri Moolman, Dihan de Bod, Luan Bierman en Dietrich von Benecke. Die graad 6 tot 7-groep sluit in; Tiané de Bod, Corine Wildenboer, Nakita Oberholzer, Jordan Fitzjohn en Tischa de Coning. Tiané de Bod en Corine Wildenboer (gr. 7) het na die halfeindronde deurgedring, wat bestaan uit die twintig sterkste deelnemers per afdeling in die Noord-Gauteng streek. Tydens die halfeindronde het die deelnemers se voorbereide toesprake slegs 25% van hul

NEWSBUSTERS ANOK. Midstream College Primary School welcomes ANOK - our very first school newspaper. On Friday, 21 June 2013, the last day of the second term, ANOK first appeared on MCPS’s doorstep. The bilingual acronym, ANOK, was specifically chosen to accommodate our English and Afrikaans readers. ANOK requires no explanation; it exposes what lies essentially in the heart of the school – kids. Combine it with an interesting story and a funfilled scoop and you will have what ANOK is all about – Action News On Kids or Aksie Nuus Oor Kinders. ANOK is here to stay and will be watching you like a hawk. If there’s a story to be told, and no one to confront the cold. Who ya gonna call? ANOK! If you’re keen on a scoop, and a celebrity’s caught in a loop. Who ya gonna call? ANOK!

totale punte uitgemaak, terwyl hul onvoorbereide toesprake 75% getel het. Baie geluk aan hierdie leerlinge.

BUILDING ONE KID AT A TIME The foundation for your child’s future is laid at Midstream College Primary School. Often we come across a project, a poem, an essay, a speech or a drawing that reveals the shockingly

RUGBY

Gedurende die jaarlikse Pretpratersmiddae en ATKV-redenaarsuitdunne, het talle sprekers hul uitstekend van hul taak gekwyt. Die eksterne beoordelaars was vol komplimente vir Midstream College Primêre Skool se natuurlike sprekers. Tydens die graad 6 en 7-uitdunne, moes die sprekers ook vir die eerste keer onvoorbereide toesprake lewer. Onderwerpe het gewissel van “Het laerskoolkinders nog agt ure slaap nodig?”, “Speel vriende ’n groter rol in tieners se lewens as hul ouers / gesinne?” en “Behoort daar nog ouderdomsbeperkings te wees op tienerflieks?” om net ’n paar te noem. Vyf leerlinge per afdeling het na die eerste ronde van die ATKV-kompetisie by Menlopark deurgedring. Die graad 2 tot 3-groep sluit in; Adriaan van Heerden, Lu-Mae Schoeman, Miné Potgieter, Rowan Lindeque en Nicolaas Rhoodie. Die graad 4

amazing talent and potential of a learner. Connor Porter (gr. 4), Afrikaans Additional Language, wrote the poem, Rugby, opting for the promising possibility of a career in writing.

Ek loop, ek draf, ek hardloop. Die fluitjie blaas daar is groot geraas die bal is uit – daar is weer gefluit! “Pale toe nommer tien!” Hy skop die bal … die mense gaan mal. Die bal is deur – ons het goed gevier. Ons het weer gewen. Rugby is al wat ons ken!

Connor Porter

BATMAN Lê DIE FONDASIE BY VONKEL-VOORDRAG My boetie dink hy’s B a t m a n , Muskietejag, Verkeersligdwerg en As dit fluitfluit gaan is van die gedigte wat graad 4 tot 7-leerders tydens die eerste VonkelVoordrag op 19 Junie voorgedra het. Die doel van hierdie pretmiddag

is om Afrikaans Addisionele Taalleerders die geleentheid te bied om hul praatvaardigheid voor ’n gehoor ten toon te stel. Die beoordelaar, me. Riëtte Kleefstra van Waterkloof House Preparatory School (WHPS) het na ’n totaal van 57 gedigte geluister. Sy was veral beïndruk met die hoë standaard van die Addisionele Taal-sprekers. Daniel Raath (gr. 6) het die gehoor vermaak toe hy nes ’n olifant genies

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het in sy gedig “Daar’s ’n yslike bries as ’n olifant nies” deur Philip de Vos. Twee van die deelnemers, Connor Porter (gr. 4) en Caitlin Mollentze (gr. 7) het hul eie gedigte geskryf en voorgedra. Hou maar gerus dié nuwe digters dop.

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MIDSTREAM’S GUARD-IAN ANGELS Here in Midrand Estates, we are in a fortunate position to have a total of 304 guards who report for duty on a daily basis. These guard-ian angels work long shifts to ensure that our families are safe, that our kids can cross the road safely, to ensure the controlled entry of visitors and that residents adhere to the estate rules. On 10 June 2013, the Midstream College Primary Voortrekkers decided to show the estates’ guards exactly just how much

their dedication is appreciated by providing each one with a bowl of soup on this icycold evening. Approximately 30 moms joined in the challenge and worked together to produce 150 liters of soup. The Voortrekker moms and dads first gathered to enjoy a cup of soup to commemorate the

receipt of each Voortrekker’s specialization badge, making the evening an extremely special occasion. However, the highlight of the evening was the delight and joy on every guard-ian’s face as they accepted the bowl of soup. Thank you to everyone who was involved. I wonder what is on the summer menu?

CRAZY SOCKS VIR PRINSHOF SKOOL VIR DOWES

Midstream College Primêre Skool is deel van verskeie “Wees goed, doen goed”-projekte en die Crazy Socks Day op 31 Mei 2013 was geen uitsondering nie. Op hierdie dag was die skoolgronde versier met reënboogkleurige kouse. ’n Skooluniform het nog nooit so fraai gelyk nie en daar was selfs ’n paar kouse wat met battery-gedrewe fairy lights vermaak het. ’n Vrywillige donasie van R5 vir dié prettigheid het ’n totale bedrag van R 5 430.70 vir Prinshof Skool vir Dowes ingesamel. Dankie Midstream College Primêre Skool vir nóg ’n bydrae tot die “Wees goed, doen goed”-projekte.

MIDSTREAM AGAINST RHINO POACHING Ms. South Africa 2012, Marilyn Ramos, visited Midstream College Primary School to promote the safe passage of Roccy. Roccy was born in the South African bush veld and he seemed to have more energy in his tiny round body than a whole herd of elephants. Roccy was a happy little rhino, until poachers killed his mother and left him to face the wilderness on his own. Today, Roccy

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lives at the Elandela Private Reserve with his new human parents and other rhino siblings. Ramos together with Pick n Pay and Elandela Private Reserve fight against rhino poaching to prevent other rhinos from becoming orphans. A booklet with Roccy’s story as well as a pledge form were distributed to Midstream College Primary School learners, encouraging saving animals and looking after

the environment. Midstream College Primary School will continue to embrace and acknowledge these projects.

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Purple Cow word 3! Kom hou saam met ons makietie! Naweek van 29 November â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hou die datum oop! Afrikaanse musiek konsert, karnaval vir die hele familie, stalletjies en vele meer! Meer inligting volg...

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Is It a Plane??..... No, It’s a Crane Bondev Welcomes Mediclinic to Midstream Hill! If anyone has been wondering what the two huge cranes towering above the landscape on Midstream Hill were being used for, wonder no more. Construction of the Mediclinic Hospital is well under way and the whole of Midrand-Estates can start looking forward to having the flagship hospital of the Mediclinic group on our doorstep in the not-so-distant future. This brings another thought to mind! Have you ever considered what questions buyers should ask themselves when deciding on the area where they buy their home? A family has many things to consider and many of the factors that may have an effect on their decision need to be given serious consideration due to the fact that time is of essence, our busy lives and our busy roads. Questions like: is there a good Baby House and Pre-School? Is there a school that will offer my child a high quality education? Will my family be safe when I am not at home? Will it be safe for my children to ride their bicycles freely or could I safely go for walks with my dog? How far are the closest shops, fuel stations, Restaurants and shopping centers? Does the area offer any sport and recreational facilities? I work in Johannesburg and my wife in Pretoria, how central is the area for us both to be able to get to work? If any of my family members need emergency medical care, how far is the closest good quality hospital? The list goes on…. But the answer stays the same if you live in Midrand-Estates,its ‘yes’ to all of the above, and everything within the safety of the estate boundaries!! Well done on making a sound choice! On that note, the Bondev Sales Team and

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Midstream Hill would like to welcome Gaffie and Linelle du Toit as it very first residents. We wish you many happy years in your new home and congratulate you on your fine choice of home and Estate! Midstream Hill still offers buyers looking for the right home in the right area an opportunity to make the right choice. Bondev plans to launch the sale of x52, in the near future. Contact a Bondev Sales Agent if you would like more information regarding these stands. Retire@Midstream has been the busy bee of the Estate in recent times. We welcomed the Phase 8 residents of the Sectional Title Units on the 1st of July, and will be welcoming the rest of Phase 8 owners on the 1st of August. While the removal trucks are busy helping new owners move in, construction of Phase 9 is going strong and so are the sales. With only a few 1 and 2 bedroom units left in Phase 9 we strongly advise interested buyers to make their way to the sales office in the main building of Retire@Midstream for more details on the available units. The Full Title stands of Retire@Midstream have experienced a surge of sales resulting in x41 and x42 being Sold Out by the developer! The good news is that we still have x40 left for hopeful buyers and will be putting these stands on the market in the not-too-distant future! X40 will be the last extension of full title stands in Retire@Midstream. All interested buyers should also visit our Sales Office for more information regarding these stands. Greetings from The Bondev Sales Team

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Zani en Lee Barnard van Midstream College en die Boland se Minette van Vreden het vir die Junior Wêreldtoernooi (o/14) gekwalifiseer. Dié toernooi vind van 5 tot 10 Augustus in die Tsjeggiese Republiek plaas.

Hockey girls and coach achieve Noni Silomo(u 18 B) and TamrynTalmage (u 14 A)were both chosen for the Northern Gauteng Hockey teams. We are also very pleased to announce that Mrs Pawson was selected as the Northern Gauteng girl’s u/18 B team coach.

Onderwysers vermaak leerders

Hierdie jaar se Afrikaansweek het op ‘n ‘n hoë noot geëindig – ‘n personeelkonsert vir die leerders met ‘n Afrikaanse Sokkie daarna. Die personeel het, met die snaakste kostuums en rekwisiete, bewys dat hulle nie net drama in die klasse veroorsaak nie. ‘n Tra d i s i o n e l e Afrikaanse piekniek het die kroon op ‘n geesbouweek gespan.

Langasems nael tydens eksamen Die jaarlikse mini-marathon het vanjaar op 18 Junie plaasgevind. Die tema was ‘colour me crazy’ en die leerders het die 5km in kleurvolle drag afgelê. Die afdelingwenners was Shanley Koekemoer (junior-meisie en algehele wenner in die meisieafdeling), Pieter Swart (juniorseun), Anneri Greyling (senior-

meisie) en James Munnik (seniorseun en algehele wenner in die seunsafdeling). New Balance, SASOL Midstream, Midstream SPAR, Barber SA, Gardening Concepts, Amourique Jewellers, Chatz Data, Dr Kruger, Joint Ventures Ltd, Classic Cleaners het die dag met verskeie pryse geborg.

Interhouse Mountain biking comes to Midstream On Friday, 24 May, Midstream College had another first. 60 mountain bikers grabbed their helmets and cleats to participate in the first ever Midstream College inter-house mountain bike race. The route laid out on the College grounds had the learners navigate technical rock gardens, narrow trees, speedy open sections and a few steep drop-offs.

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Midstream beats the cold The first ever Polar Bear Swim took place in the Midstream swimming pool at 06:00 on the day of the winter solstice. No less than 83 adventurous Midstream souls completed the frigid gauntlet. In addition were six staff members and one parent who also took on the 100m challenge. Each swimmer will receive a certificate marking their achievement of successfully completing 100m in the school swimming pool with a water temperature of 10 degrees Celsius and an ambient temperature of 8 degrees Celsius. This is the start of what is bound to become a Midstream tradition where your name is added to the exclusive fellows of the Polar Bear Club.

Set works and language lessons forgotten for a week For one week, English at school was not about set works, plays or language lessons. Learners were given a chance to see more and enjoy light-hearted English lessons in a unique way. The week included a poetry competition and inclass activities such as fun-etics. The Spelling Bee proved to be a highlight yet again and the audience was entertained by the staff and grade 12 learners who tested their spelling knowledge against one other. Noni Silomo won the grade 12 section and Mr De Lange, a Maths Literacy teacher, won the teacher’s section.

Syferkoppe presteer op alle vlakke Die wiskunde-leerders van Midstream College het aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Wiskundestigting en die Universiteit van Pretoria se Wiskunde Ervaringsdag deelgeneem. In hierdie olimpiade het Duncan Matthys (graad 9) ‘n tweede plek behaal. In die eerste ronde van die landswye wiskunde-olimpiade het 113 leerders van die College na die tweede ronde deurgedring. In die eerste been van hierdie jaar se Tour de Maths het Lucien Magliolo en Markus van der Westhuizen ‘n tweede plek behaal.

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Uitreik word ‘n tradisie onder leerders Vanjaar se Uitreikkomitee, onder voorsitterskap van Thabiso Ramalome, het vanjaar talle projekte om minderbevoorregte mense te help, gereël. Gedurende die eerste kwartaal is skryfbehoeftes en mieliemeel ingesamel. Die mieliemeel is aan die Gomotsegang Jeug- en Ontwikkelingsentrum geskenk. Die Winter Warmer-projek, ‘n jaarlikse uitreikgeleentheid, het hierdie jaar 1313 komberse opgelewer. Die komberse is ook aan die Gomotsegang Jeug- en Ontwikkelingsentrum geskenk.

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PAVEMENT PROTECTION

pring is nearly in the air and many residents are anxiously awaiting the new season to further beautify their gardens. However, with ongoing construction activity, residents run the risk of their lush lawns being damaged by building contractors. This has led to some residents placing rocks, stones, bricks and/or other cement objects on the sidewalks/ paving in front of their stands. The above-mentioned objects obstruct traffic and, as such, placing these constitutes a contravention of Section 319 of the National Road

Traffic Act of 1996, which states: â&#x20AC;&#x153;No person shall wilfully or unnecessarily prevent, hinder or interrupt free and proper passage of trafficâ&#x20AC;?.

The Home Owners Associations has been experiencing an increase in the number of complaints received about this practice, which is also aesthetically undesirable. However, to accommodate residents who would like to protect their property from construction vehicle damage, cement balls have been approved as the accepted method of sidewalk / pavement protection.

Security Officer of the month Congratulations

Daniel Ramuapula & Lucas Molekwa from Midfield John Matladi, Midstream Hill Phati Nkadiment from Midlands (Photo Right)

David Sethoga was nominated as the Midstream Officer of the month by his Shift Leader Nelson Nkabani and colleagues. David has been with Midstream for the past 5 years and has never been absent from work. He is well-known and admired amongst his colleagues and they experience him as reliable, responsible, friendly and hard working. His colleagues also say that he is always punctual and sets a great example to all in the work place. David Sethoga (left) receives his 5 year service certificate from his Shift Coordinator, Simon Choshi The Midrand Estates Newsletter - August 2013

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Dear Midlands Estate Owner, Dear Midlands Estate Owner,

Please remember to make use of the new pre-visitor announcement system that has been launched at the Mount Peak and Mount Cliff Gate. use of the new pre-visitor announcement system which has been launched at the Please remember to make mount Peak and Mount Cliff Gates of Midlands.

Once all the steps have been followed, your request will be sent to Mount Peak & Mount Cliff gate. Once your

Once all the steps have been followed, you request will be sent to both Mount Peak & Mount Cliff gates. As visitors ID / Vehicle scanned by the thebysystem will show that your visitor has been soon as the visitorsregistration ID/Vehicleisregistration is guards, scanned the guards, the system will show thatpreyour visitor has been pre-authorized. The will Guard now normal procedure enrolment procedure the visitor will authorized by yourself. The Guard nowwill follow thefollow normalthe enrolment and the visitor and will be granted be granted access.

access.

Once a visitor has bee pre announced, no further calls will be made to residents.

Once a visitor has been pre-announced, no further calls will be made to residents.

Please remember to change your password once logged in by clicking on the password management tab.

Please remember to change your password once logged in by clicking on the password management tab.

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