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46 | November 2014

JOHN RAE NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF MERCY SHIPS

VAUGHAN STANNARD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BEAUTIFUL GATE

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Heleen Meyer

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Community Travellers

VERGELEGEN

Out and about


WELCOME About the cover: Apple buds and blossoms photographed at Applethwaite farm in Elgin in midOctober. The orchard was in full bloom and populated by squadrons of very busy bees.

Left: The editor in the apple orchard at Applethwaite farm

THE YIN, YANG AND KARMA OF LIFE This edition of the Muse has been an unusually challenging one to produce – but it was nothing to do with the magazine itself. No, this was one of those months when LIFE and outside commitments conspired to add an extra load to the 'normal' routine of things by sucking time and energy from both of us. Firstly, our writer and photographer, Glynnis, had a two week locum to do away from the office. This halved her usual time available to put together a fresh batch of stories. As always she has come through to deliver another interesting slice of Pinelands life for us. Secondly, yours truly was laid low by illness for two weeks during the busiest time of the month. It put me in mind of the opening verse of the song The Weight by The Band: I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin' about half past dead. I just need some place where I can lay my head. "Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?" He just grinned and shook my hand and, "No", was all he said. Being self-employed, there is no such thing as sick leave, or paid leave to take care of life's little knocks so there's little room to feel miserable when times are tough. You just have to juggle whatever energy, time and resources you have to get things done and remind yourself that you do receive payback when times are good. Through the Muse, I have met many of the numerous and industrious entrepreneurs who live and work in Pinelands. Since 'going solo' six years ago I have a new found respect for these souls and understand why they are naturally positive and enthusiastic people – they just have to be! As the year starts to wind down, I hope you find some time to wind down yourselves – you deserve it! Enjoy the issue!

Above: Blacksmith Lapwing

BIRDS IN PINELANDS

Many of the global English bird names have changed over the last decade, and the large plovers are now more properly known as lapwings. The Blacksmith Lapwing is often seen on damp school fields in Pinelands, where its "tinking" call can be heard day and night and gives the bird its name. A pair are also often present on the grassy traffic island as you loop out of Pinelands onto the N2 towards Cape Town, especially in winter when the ground is flooded and worms are easy to come by. Blacksmith Lapwings lay beautifully camouflaged eggs in a scrape on the ground. Text and image Dr Callan Cohen, research associate at UCT's FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, bird book author, and director of Birding Africa tours: www.birdingafrica.com.

Max Schutte Editor Max Schutte

Photographer and Writer Glynnis Schutte Regular Contributors Heleen Meyer Freelance Food Consultant Callan Cohen FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology Carol Booth Cannons Creek Independent School Sue Torr Crue Consulting

Next Muse Edition: December 2014 Content Deadline: 14 November 2014

Contact Us tel • 021 531 3324 cell • 073 644 1288 email • muse@pinelandsdirectory.co.za post • The Muse, 12 Rhone, Pinelands, 7450 News, photographs, stories and ideas can be submitted to The Muse Magazine by email at muse@pinelandsdirectory.co.za. The Muse reserves the right to select articles for inclusion and to make alterations to submitted contributions. Our Rate Card contains advertising and circulation details, publication schedules and deadlines and artwork requirements. View our Rate Card on our website www.pinelandsdirectory.co.za

© Copyright reserved. All editorial content and graphics are copyright and may not be copied, republished or re-used without the express permission of The Muse Magazine, which reserves all rights. Parts of this publication may also be subject to separate copyright by other parties.

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THE PINELANDS

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Pinelands High School Kent Hall • Forest Drive Weekdays 10am - 8pm

8 - 21 DECEMBER including 16 Dec holiday 2014 Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm Light meals, Gifts galore will soon be

tea & coffee at your doorstep as the will be on sale fair is fast approaching! & take-aways are available. A wide variety of exquisite gifts Diarise the dates for this shopping wonderland. Free entry & safe parking.

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COMMUNITY 23 November

CALENDAR

1 November

LA GRATITUDE ANNUAL DUCK RACE AND CRAFT MARKET

This fund raising event from 10am till 2pm offers fun, crafts, food, drinks, and many activities for the whole family. There will be three duck races beginning at the canal at 1:30pm. Buy your duck for R10 for a chance to win R2000. To buy a Duck or book a craft stall for R80, contact Celeste on 021 531 4961 or lagratitude@polka.co.za.

1 November

ST STEPHENS CHURCH CRAFT MARKET

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VOLUNTEERS COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED to oversee the running

of a home for the aged in Pinelands.

TRAINING PROVIDED

Call 021 945 1543 or email volunteer@abbeyfield.co.za

An Abbeyfield house is a family-style home situated in your neighbourhood. It is managed and run by a group of volunteers through a Local Society. Residents look after themselves while employed staff take care of heavier household chores. Every household has its own house committee of volunteers from the community.

www.abbeyfield.co.za

Come and buy your presents for Christmas and birthday and enjoy the day. Open from 10am to 3pm. There will be tea, cake, meals, boerewors rolls, fish and chips, Chinese meals and Indian meals.

1 - 2 November

KITE FESTIVAL AT MUIZENBERG

Lift your spirits ‘Beyond the Blue’ at Africa’s biggest international kite festival, in support of Cape Mental Health. From 10am to 6pm. Call 021 447 9040 .

21/10/2014

Monday Madness

Spend R100 or more on a main course & get a complementary main course of up to R100

25 November

U3A LITERATURE GROUP

Meet at 2:30pm at Woodside Village, Rondebosch. Author: Prof Anny Wynchank Book: A book from Francophone Literary Tradition. Viv 082 718 9502 or 021 689 5861.

26 November

PINELANDS STAMP CIRCLE

Meet at 7:15pm in the activities hall of the Pinelands Library. There will be an end of year auction of members duplicate and excess material. One page exhibits topic Fascinating Fossils & Cars. Visitors welcome. Call John 021 531 1954 or Martin 021 689 5050.

26 November STEEL MAGNOLIAS

The cancer support group for ladies is hosted by cancer survivors Catherine and Yolandi, at Peak Inn Guest House, 20 Peak Drive. Call 073 207 7022 or 072 040 7563.

30 November

MUSLIM ASSOCIATION ANNUAL FAMILY DAY

Meet on the first Tuesday of the month 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Life Rehab, Ground Floor, The Park, opposite Vincent Pallotti Hospital. Call Carol Millar 083 261 9840.

AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP

This event will take place at the Pinelands Islamic Centre in Nursery Way, Pinelands, starting at 10am. The Muslim Association invites families to come for breakfast and stay for lunch! Lots of activities to keep the children entertained. Bring picnic blankets and gazebos. Non-food stallholders can apply for a stall by emailing Qaanita at ossier@gmail.com or on 072 102 8192 a/h.

15 November

30 November

4 November

OPEN DAY AT HOPE HOUSE TRUST

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BLOOD DONOR CLINIC

Save a life! Donate at the WPBTS clinic at St Stephen's Church Hall, Central Square from 3pm to 7:15pm. Call 021 507 6300.

Start your Christmas shopping early from 10:30am till 1pm at 32 Peak Drive, off 2:27Forest PM Drive. The public is invited to donate saleable items for white elephant. Proceeds of this fund raising exercise will go to Hope House Trust for accommodation for adults with Schizophrenia. Call Annieta or Bonita at 021 531 8416.

21 November

CANNONS CREEK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ANNUAL GOLF DAY

For more details please call Merrick on 082 566 9818 or email merrick@pharm.co.za.

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

Pinelands Congregational Church in Nerine Avenue, off Crassula, invites you to an evening of singing and readings at 7:30pm. All welcome. pcchurch@cybersmart.co.za.

8 - 21 December

PINELANDS CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR

Come to Pinelands High School, Kent Hall from 10am to 8pm daily and till 5pm on weekends. Open 16th December. Buy hand crafted gifts and edible treats and then relax for cup of tea and cake, or a meal. Enquiries Jenni 082 661 6080.

ADVERTISE YOUR EVENTS! email muse@pinelandsdirectory.co.za.

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Goodbyes Barry Olivier Julie Meyer 072 740 0756 083 288 8481 Mandy Butler 079 499 3351 RENTALS

Pinelands R2.890m

Recently Sold

Thornton R1.425m

farewell after serving the Pinelands community since 1996. The very popular Guest House has been an asset to Pinelands and Anne will be sorely missed. The Pinelands Accommodation Network is already concerned about how they are going to cope without her. Anne will be taking an extended summer holiday firstly to Vermont and then overseas. Thereafter she will let us know what her next project is going to be. Thank you Anne for the positive input in building that village spirit that Pinelands is so loved for. Finally, a sad farewell to our dear colleague Andy Todd, who passed away suddenly on the 8th October. Although not a Pinelands resident Andy played a big role in the development of the Seeff brand. He was the Licensee of the Seeff Southern Suburbs branches. He was also a great golfing buddy and personal friend. Our condolences to his four children, and partner Debbie Chalmers. He will be sorely missed.

Featured Property: Thornton

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This month we are saying goodbye to some well-known Pinelands residents who have sold through Seeff and are relocating. Megum and Jos Reyneke have been part of the Pinelands community since 1979 and have decided that it is time to seek the quiet life of the countryside. They have bought a property in Napier from where Megum will continue to run her architectural practice. Megum has been actively involved in the Pinelands Rate Payers Association as well as the conservation of the Pinelands Heritage which has been very dear to her heart. She will still be available for all your architectural needs and advice. You may contact her on 082 701 8750. We wish them well in their future endeavours. The new purchaser of the property is also an architect and we welcome him and his wife to the community. We trust their stay will be a long and happy one. Anne Droomer who ran the guest house “The Homestead” is also bidding us


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COMMUNITY NEWS

LONG SERVICE AWARD FOR MIKE VAN HAGHT, PRINCIPAL OF CANNONS CREEK INDEPENDENT HIGH SCHOOL On 2 October a whole school Special Assembly was held for Mr van Haght to celebrate his 15 years at Cannons Creek as Head of Cannons Creek High School. After Mrs Booth welcomed all, including the School Trust members and Mr van Haght's special guests, she led the Assembly in devotions. Mr Currie who has taught for many years with Mr van Haght, gave a celebratory tribute to him, before members of the School's Trust Mr Don Nash and Mr Brian Hosie, handed over the award. After Mr van Haght's vote of thanks, the assembly sang the School Song, where-after Mr Starck (the MC) dismissed the school for break and the special guests enjoyed tea in the High School staffroom. From Left: The School’s Trust members Mr Brian Hosie, Mr Mike van Haght, Mr Don Nash, and Mrs Carol Booth (Founder Principal of the school).

DUX OF SCHOOL AND HEAD PREFECTS ANNOUNCED AT MATRIC PRIZE GIVING Matthew Greenwood was recognised at the Cannons Creek 2014 Matric prizegiving evening. Five matrics in the class of 20 attained aggregates over 90% and Matthew Greenwood achieved an aggregate of 95% – he was awarded Dux of School. He is holding all his awards in the photograph taken with Mr Mike van Haght, the High School Principal.

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TREASURES

BOB AND IRIS DE GRAAF CELEBRATE 60 YEARS

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GOLD (even scrap gold) remember when you lost that

Their 60 year romance began when Bob and Iris met for a blind date - they can't quite remember whether it was for a meal or to see a movie, but it was love at first sight and Bob remembers quite clearly that he was swept off his feet, and straight down the aisle. They were married at the Observatory Methodist Church on 16 October 1954, and stayed in their first home for 47 years, while they raised their family of six children, Robbie, Cheryl, Keith, Ingrid, Gary and Neal. They now have twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Their relationship has always consisted of great trust, and they "treat each other like royalty". Congratulations Bob and Iris De Graaf!

earring and buried the other in your jewellery box? SILVER from scrap jewellery to silver teasets MEDALS Boer War, WW1, WW2 inc badges & buttons. COINS remember the old tickey, sixpence, shilling, 5 shilling and R1 coin from the 60’s? POSTCARDS up to 1945 (1900-1920 are best) CUPS & SAUCERS duos & trios (plate, cup & saucer) OLD TOYS Schuco, Dinky, Meccano etc. BRASS & COPPER who still wants to clean it?

Call me… my number is 083 775 00 55 … you stand to earn some cash for those old trinkets, bits & pieces that no longer serve you.

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Above: Iris and Bob at Thornton Place in front of their wedding photograph. Picture below: Bob and Iris De Graaf at their 60th Wedding Anniversary celebration with extended family and friends at the Eaglevlei Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.

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Above: Three generations of the Stewart family on Founders’ Day at Pinelands High School. Emeritus Prof Theodor Stewart (right) celebrated his 55 year reunion on 2 October 2014, while his son, Grant (left) attended his 25 year reunion. All four of Prof Stewart's children attended Pinelands High

and grandson Zach (centre) is currently in Grade 8. Emeritus Prof Theodor Stewart was a Professor of Statistical Sciences at UCT from 1984 to 2008 and now continues his association with UCT as Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Scholar. He lives in Pinelands with his wife Sheena.

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PROPERTIES

Thinking of selling or WE DO IT renting your property? ALL THE TIME! SALES AGENTS

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BEST SPEAKERS AT PNPS The winners of the Best Speaker Competition held at PNPS are seen above with the judges Alletta Rochat (back row left) the District 74 Toastmasters Governor, and Liz Dewing (Back row right), who has been with Toastmasters for 5 years and is a past parent. The winner of the competition David White (front row centre), will be presenting his speech on "Leonardo Da Vinci" at the annual Awards Ceremony on 5 November. Casey Coetzee (front row left) was awarded second place for her speech on "Underage Drinking". Rana Ebrahim (front row right) gained third place with her speech on "Conflict Happening in Gaza between Palestinians and Israelis".

First Marathon at 73!

Pine Nuts social runner Heather Cooke first took up running in her 40’s when she and her husband were trying to get fit before a hike down the Fish River Canyon. She joined the Pine Nuts running club when she was 66 and ran her first half marathon when she was 67. Running a couple of half marathons a year was fine, (see Muse June 2011), but Heather was not sure that running a full marathon would be a good idea. When Pine Nuts runner John Wilter suggested a full marathon to her earlier this year, she decided to try the longer distances and just see how they went. Working up to 30 km and then 32 km, Heather coped well, and found that she was learning to eat properly and take in the correct fluids. At the last minute she put in her entry for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in September, along with about eight other Pine Nuts runners. The marathon went well and Heather is very proud to have completed the run, but still feels the after effects and has decided to stick to the shorter runs, such as the Constantia Valley Grape run she did last Sunday. “It is a beautiful run, on paths not frequented by the general public, says Heather”. Congratulations to Heather on finishing her first full marathon at the age of 73!

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PINEHURST PRIMARY HELEN KELLER SOCIETY

Pinehurst pupils supported The Sunflower Fund by wearing bandanas on Friday 17 October. The pupils could wear 2014 bandanas or ones from past years. At the end of the day the pupils will donate these bandanas so that duvet covers can be made and donated to Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital cancer ward. The Sunflower Fund uses money raised from the sale of bandanas to cover the costs of tests for new bone marrow donors. Left: Grade 4 children of Pinehurst Primary supporting an excellent cause.

thanks you!

The Helen Keller Society held their annual fundraising fête on Saturday 4 October 2014. It was a gorgeous sunny day, and there were lots of visitors and supporters, a real family orientated fête. The Society managed to raise over R74 500 and wishes to thank all the volunteers, the community, staff and residents for all their support.

BANDANA DAY

CANNONS CREEK PRIMARY SCHOOL

Cannons Creek Primary School celebrated Bandana Day in aid of the Sunflower Fund on 14 October. In the photograph left: from left Grade 1 children Dominic Plastow, Michael Morgan (in civvies for his birthday), James Stevens, Rachel Shortridge and Rachel Davey sporting their bandanas. The children said that the bandanas that they wore were in support of the Sunflower Fund to support sick children. See www.sunflowerfund.org.za

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OUTSTANDING PHS GALA MUSIC CONCERT AT THE BAXTER THEATRE

The PHS Music Department held their annual Gala Music Concert at the Baxter on 22 August 2014. The concert was a phenomenal success that showcased the Music Department’s exceptional talent and their dedication to hard work.

The entire week was a highlight for the Pinelands High School Music Department. The bands scored as follows in the Tygerberg International Eisteddfod – The Senior Marimba Band scored 96%, the Senior

Wind Band scored 94%, the Jazz Band achieved 90%, while the school's Vocal Persuasion were runners-up in the High School Jam final competition held at Grand West on Saturday 23 August 2014.

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PNPS TRUE COLOURS Congratulations to Pinelands North Primary School for the professional and highly enjoyable presentation of the school play True Colours - a musical revolving around

the theme of individuality, diversity and acceptance. In keeping with the school's efforts at inclusion, every child participated in the play as well as parents and teachers,

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Behaviour driven by greed or fear generally results in nothing but a worthless financial plan, an irate financial planner and an embittered investor. By Sue Torr Director at Crue Consulting

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF FINANCE

Whilst it’s true that modern psychology is founded on the assumption that, in general, humans tend to think and behave rationally, this assumption has become somewhat of a misnomer in the realm of investing. Enter the relatively new field of behavioural finance where psychologists are trying to fathom why, in the face of clear logic and indisputable facts, investors are driven to abandon their clearly-mapped financial plans and prejudice their financial futures by their irrational, emotionally-fuelled behaviour. And of all the emotions that investors are confronted with on a daily basis, it’s greed and fear that are most likely to take the blame for wealth destruction.

POOR INVESTMENT DECISIONS MADE THROUGH GREED AND FEAR

Greed and fear, when given free reign in the investment markets, can serve to work against our primal survival instincts to prejudice our financial futures. At the top end of the investment market, greed drives investors to purchase stocks in insatiable quantities, whilst at the bottom of the market, irrational fear moves investors to shed their stocks quicker than you can say ‘low-risk investments for me, please’. How is it that rational, thinking and educated people can make such irrational, uneducated and inexplicable investment mistakes?

THE SUCCESS OF A LONG TERM PLAN

Greed, in the context of investing, is defined as an excessive desire to create as much wealth as possible over the shortest possible period of time – and it’s this ‘get rich quick’ mentality that makes it difficult for investors to maintain their gains and stick to a strict investment plan. Any financial planner who’s worth their weight in gold will advise any client to maintain a long-term investment

horizon when it comes to funding for retirement, and to stick to his game plan regardless of inevitable short-term market volatility. As advisors to many retirement funding clients, our advice is to paint ones retirement lifestyle and then develop an investment plan geared towards achieving these goals. Remaining intently focused on one's retirement goals will reduce the possibility of being side-swiped by the latest stock craze or get-rich-quick scheme. You definitely won’t get rich quickly, but you will create genuine, sustainable wealth.

TRUST YOUR FINANCIAL PLAN

Fear, being an intense feeling of awareness of danger or loss, can wreak havoc in the stock markets as investors bid to stem their losses by moving out of equity markets into lower risk investments. As share prices drop, investors tend to behave as a frenzied flock as they flog their shares and buy into lower-risk, lower-reward money market investments – with absolutely no regard for their long-term investment plans. Into the fray is thrown the fear of regret, which is the fear that investors feel when they think they’re missing out on a once-off investment opportunity, a get-rich-quick tip-off or a sure-thing investment.

OTHER FACTORS INFLUENCING INVESTOR DECISIONS

Recent studies reveal that investors are not only influenced by their emotions, but by the time of day, the weather, their attire and hunger. It’s been proven that a woman’s hormonal cycle can influence her tolerance for risk, whilst men with higher testosterone levels have a greater propensity for risk than their lesser-fuelled peers. When taking investment decisions with their fellow investors, people tend to take riskier decisions than when on their own, and people who’ve just made a lot of money will be less cautious when it comes to risk-taking in general.

KEEP YOUR RETIREMENT GOALS IN MIND

Accepting that the investment graph will rise and fall many times over one’s long-term investment horizon is the first step towards adhering to a well-constructed investment plan. As difficult as it may appear, the answer lies in the ability to de-sensitise oneself to the inevitability of market fluctuations and ensure that one remains invested to achieve a pre-determined set of retirement goals. Successful investing towards long-term and sustainable wealth is about remaining focused on one’s financial plan, unaffected by market noise and vigilant against the ever-destructive nature of greed. 

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OUT AND ABOUT

Salmarz Pharmacy opens 1 November 2014 at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital

Vergelen Wine Estate Open 6 days a week Weekdays 09:00 - 18:00 Saturdays 09:00 - 14:00 The Out and About feature this month follows a morning tea hosted by the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Trust, at the Vergelen Wine Estate near Somerset West. Supporters of the Circle of Life group were addressed by Willem Steenkamp on the medical and military history of the Cape and the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.

Following the tea we were treated to a guided tour of the many gardens on the estate. We admired the 300 year old camphor trees, giant oaks and a copse of yellow wood trees that one reaches by crossing a suspension bridge over the Lourens River. We passed numerous camellia bushes and made a mental note to return in flowering season July/August. There are a variety of landscapes to explore at Vergelegen, including a playground for the children, a museum with artefacts from the early settlers, and of course some good restaurants for refreshments and beautiful relaxing views of the Hottentot Holland Mountains. Look out for the calendar of events such as Carols by Candlelight, Sundowner Tours and the Starlight Classics at www.vergelegen.co.za.

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PINELANDERS "Beautiful Gate is a mission organisation which seeks to reflect the love of God as we care for and protect children, empower and preserve families and mobilise our community". Vaughan Stannard speaks to the Muse about the centre built in Lower Crossroads aimed at uplifting a community devastated by poverty and Aids.

From Left: Sonwabile Dwangu, team leader of the Resource Centre and right: Dr Vaughan Stannard Executive Director of Beautiful Gate.

Vaughan Stannard

VAUGHAN'S JOURNEY TO BEAUTIFUL GATE

Vaughan first heard about Beautiful Gate when his wife Corné taught Sunday school there. During his palliative care training at UCT he used to help out at the children's home, and was struck by the lack of medical care facilities, nursing, drugs for HIV treatment and the number of children dying from Aids related diseases. Realising he would have to find funding if

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he planned to help out full time, Vaughan planned to earn some UK pounds. Around this time his Mom passed away and while he was struggling to secure a job overseas, a couple in Hout Bay offered funding for him to be able to work at Beautiful Gate full time. By now his wife was looking after their two children Ben and Ethan at home and running a home business. At first, much of his work revolved around treatment at the HIV clinics. Now, he does limited medical care and is more involved in overseeing and managing the many projects established at Beautiful Gate.

THE RESOURCE CENTRE

A tour of the Beautiful Gate facility reveals a well maintained centre with computer facilities for education, career guidance, job opportunities, job applications and life skills training. It is a place where the community can source information, which up to now, has been out of their reach.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

As well as emotional support and a place of safety for children who have been orphaned, Beautiful Gate also offers afterschool homework support. Seen in the

photograph above is a group displaying the "Laptop Desks" – a novel idea for children who have no workspace of their own to do homework. One Crossroads resident, 13 year old Siphelele, has taken on the responsibility of helping a group of children with their homework. He says he likes to help people and is happy to share his knowledge. Mature and independent for his age, he even went as far as asking a neighbour if he could use her garage as a classroom for after-school.

PREVENTIVE SOCIAL WORK

The social workers at Beautiful Gate offer support to child headed families and carers who take orphans into their own homes.

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If you would like to support a vulnerable child through Beautiful Gate, sign up to share a "Beautiful Christmas" see the details at www.beautifulchristmas.org. Make Christmas Beautiful for some special families in Crossroads! R100 provides monthly food parcels. R250 buys new clothes for growing children. R500 contributes towards school costs and education. For more on Beautiful Gate see www.beautifulgate.org. 

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Photograph and interview: Glynnis Schutte

Pinelander and medical doctor Vaughan Stannard has a passion for justice and mercy. He tells me about his work as Executive Director of Beautiful Gate, as we weave our way through the streets of Crossroads to see one of the after-school care centres set up within the suburb, where children can have a meal, protection and some help with homework. Started in 1994 by a Dutch couple for Aids orphans, Beautiful Gate has grown into a centre which not only provides clinics for HIV sufferers and a children's home, but also facilities that cater for improved education outcomes, life skills training, family counselling and care in a suburb struggling with high unemployment, drug abuse and HIV.


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John Rae

On a tour of the Africa Mercy we spoke to John about his role with Mercy Ships, the work they do and how one can get involved in this incredibly rewarding outreach organisation. The ship, Africa Mercy, brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor equipped with five operating theatres, recovery wards, laboratories, a CT scanner, X-ray equipment, and 450 volunteer crew traveling to countries in Africa where they have been invited to screen the population for conditions that can be repaired by surgery or cured by medical treatment. As well as eye health and eye related surgeries the ship offers maxillo-facial, reconstructive, orthopaedic, and dental surgeries as well as plastic surgery.

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JOHN RAE - THE PINELANDER

John and his wife Rose have lived in Pinelands since 1986. They have two married children Duncan and Linda, who also live in Pinelands. Working as the National Director has become a 24/7 job with John's major roles being fund raising and awareness. John sometimes feels that he is "stealing time" when he takes time off at the weekend, to watch sport or to play a round of golf. His work is done from offices in Cape Town, although he has visited the ship in West Africa as part of a fund raising exercise for potential donors. Aside from fund sourcing, there is the changeover of short term volunteers to manage, making sure of continuity in treatment. One of the greatest challenges is putting a system in place that deals with the volume of patients in a slick, efficient way. All volunteers sponsor their own time on the ship and John is no exception, with funding provided by his church, family and interested funders.

THE EFFECT OF THE EBOLA CRISIS

During the ten month stay in the Congo, the Africa Mercy carried out 2524 free surgical procedures to the poorest of the poor in the region. The plan was to move to Guinea, to continue the medical service, but the outbreak of Ebola forced the organisation to make an alternative arrangement. The ship is not equipped to deal with the infectious nature of the

Ebola virus, so rather than putting all the volunteers and patients at risk, they returned to Cape Town for restocking and maintenance and then left for Madagascar in mid October.

THE LIFE OF A VOLUNTEER

Working on the Mercy Ship is no "free cruise". As John says "It is the hardest job you will ever love". Volunteers come from all over the world and are skilled medical workers, maintenance, cleaning, marketing, media and clerical workers, who not only give their time, but pay their own way on the ship. It is important to be socially compatible and adaptable because the living quarters are small, and the work is plentiful and hard. The reward, however, is enormous and satisfying – helping people to see, and removing life threatening tumours is a daily occurrence.

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In the Mercy Vision project Mercy Ships have partnered with eye care health providers in the Eastern Cape, providing training in cataract surgery, optometry, and the implementation of the Mercy Vision Zithulele Eye Care Centre in rural Eastern Cape. They aim to establish mobile teams that can service areas further afield. If you missed the ship tours while the Africa Mercy was in Table Bay have a look at: 360tours.mercyships.ch. 

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Photograph and interview: Glynnis Schutte

Pinelander John Rae is the National Director of Mercy Ships, which owns the world's largest civilian hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. What began as a few days a month of volunteer work, has become a full time occupation that John would not change for anything.


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TRAVELLERS

SPITSBERGEN Dr Louise Wigens, a General Practitioner practicing from Mutualpark in Pinelands, was lucky enough to accompany her partner, Rob Tarr on a trip of a lifetime! Rob won the Oceans of Life photographic competition in October 2013 and the prize was a trip for two to Norway, Spitsbergen in June this year. "Day 1 We went via Amsterdam to Oslo, then flew north to Longyearbyen in the Arctic circle. This is the land of the midnight sun, so the next nine days had no sunsets, just "golden light" all the time! We set sail from Longyearbyen on the Akademik Sergio Vavilov, the ship chartered by One Oceans Expeditions. The snow was thick in some areas which hindered our hiking opportunities but it added to the majesty of the scenery. There was plenty of sea ice and floes - with wildlife on icebergs and on land. The expedition leader changed course according to the ice pack, ensuring we didn't get trapped. Temperatures ranged from zero to 100 Celsius. I had expected it to be colder. Careful planning went into the choice of clothing for the trip, although the ship issued wet weather gear and gumboots to all the guests, under which we had layers of warm tops. The advice is to dress like an onion; layers, layers, layers! Day 2 started with a hearty breakfast, Polar Bear safety guidelines and then a cruise in the Zodiac along the 14th of July Glacier. This glacier was named by a French expedition after Bastille Day. A glacier is an accumulation of layers of snow, transformed over time by their own weight into a mass of ice that persists year after

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year. During the warmer months calving occurs – huge chunks of ice break away from the face of the glacier - and as a result icebergs are created. The more compressed the air inside the snow becomes, the bluer the colour. After lunch our zodiac took us to an island, Bloomstrandhalvoya, where we saw our first Svalbard reindeer as well as long tailed Arctic Skua. Dinner was a four course meal every night so I slept like a baby, blissfully unaware of the shining sun. Day 3 We visited an historical site at Smeerenburg or Blubbertown, where Bowhead whale were hunted more than 350 years ago. En route we were lucky enough to see an Arctic fox stealing an egg from right under a Barnacle Goose! Whilst on shore Rob noticed some walrus swimming past, one rather curious fellow spy hopped out of the water 50m in front of us to take a look at one of the other boats. It made for a fabulous photo. Day 4 was a particularly chilly day, and our excursion took us to Sallyhamna where we saw polar bear prints in the snow but alas no polar bear. Hot gluhwein awaited us on returning to the ship which was a welcome treat! During the afternoon we crossed 80 degrees north. Day 5 We woke to an announcement that a polar bear had been seen on the pack ice. Cameras and tripods were carried up on deck. The bear was walking from left to right in front of us at a distance. He stopped to roll around in the snow as well as to shake off the icicles. It felt like we had our own special show, and this was definitely the highlight of the trip. An unforgettable moment!

Later that evening we sailed south to Magdelenafjord where we cruised past basking bearded seals, saw a gazillion Little Auks flying to and fro and more walrus. Day 6 We went to Lillyhook Breen in the morning where we saw King Eiders and Arctic Terns as well as black-legged Kittiwakes and Atlantic Puffins. Birders paradise! The afternoon excursion was at Ny-Alysund where the most northern community lives on Spitsbergen. Most of the inhabitants are involved with polar research. Our passports were stamped and we saw the world's most northern post office. Day 7 We landed at Rechercerfjord where there was an old hunting hut that was slipping downhill – a beautiful site for Rob to take landscape shots. We also managed to hike on the glacial moraine as the snow was less deep here. Tundra (plants) could be seen in the patches where the snow had melted and beautiful flowers, mosses and grasses were starting to bloom. During our afternoon excursion at Bourbonhamna we once again looked for polar bears. Day 8 At Alkehornet we hiked and photographed an Arctic fox, while some crazy people had an Arctic swim. En route back to the ship we were fortunate to see Beluga Whales frolicking in the icy water. The rest of the afternoon was spent organizing photographs to share with our fellow travellers, paying our personal account and having farewell drinks with new friends. Would I do it again? Yes, yes, yes! This trip was the most awe inspiring and breathtaking of all my travels. I would gladly go back and yearn to go to Antarctica!" 

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PRINCIPAL'S ARTICLE

HOW CAN I DEVELOP MY CHILD’S EQ EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE?

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DEVELOPING EQ TAKES TIME

So how does one prepare one's child? It is not something that one can do overnight as it is a slow process from when they are very young. As they are able, one needs to let them gain independence. This can be done by doing very simple tasks in the beginning such as carrying their plate back to the kitchen. This should be done every day so that they master the task

without having to be told, thereby gaining confidence and independence. Praise them – it works wonders! They can also PBC-M4-046.indd 1 21/10/201 start by washing themselves in the bath. I know that with our busy lives it is so much easier to do it ourselves but they are not benefiting from it. Let them rub soap on the sponge and rub their arms. When they achieve that, praise them and after a long Learn & Grow pre-school offers a safe, time, add another limb to the list. Slowly nurturing, intimate introduction to school. they will be able to do it themselves with Our excellent pre school education program you standing by and encouraging them. for 2 to 5 year old children aims to: Possibly one can make up a song about cleaning your left arm and then your right • Enhance early brain and motor development arm and in this way, they are learning through age appropriate sensory-motor rhythm as well as vocabulary. One can also activities. encourage them to start cleaning their • Develop pre-reading and writing skills, own teeth. We all know that they will not strong social skills and emotional intelligence. do a great job but that is not the point. It • Encourage kindness, consideration, care for is so important for them to feel that they the self and the environment. are becoming independent. Your story-line • Create imaginative, creative, happy children. could be something like two people clean little children’s teeth, first the child and Our school uses Montessori and mainstream then the mum. This way you ensure that teaching methods, thereby offering the best of both worlds and providing a happy the teeth are actually cleaned! experience for all children.

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BE FIRM WITH UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR

An important step in building EQ is to have your child take responsibility for his actions. Give your child an explanation as to why their behaviour was inappropriate. If they repeat the behaviour, then bring in a consequence, again explaining why it is being given. Also, make them aware of how the other person is feeling should they have done something to their sibling or friend. Be firm. Make it very clear that it is not accepted. Most of all do not laugh at what they have done. When it is a negative behaviour they enjoy the result and this makes them do it again just to hear you laugh!

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Children learn early on how to use emotions to manipulate you. It is surprising how good they can get at this. Parents give in to their children and by doing this it teaches them that if they make a scene whether it be crying or sulking or screaming, they get what they want. But alas, this is not the true world and we do them no favours by teaching them this. If there is something that they have done incorrectly it is very important to sort it out immediately. There is so much more that one can do to foster EQ but these ideas will get you a long way! Enjoy your parenting! 

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For all your swimming pool requirements call 021 689 7693 | 083 463 4914 gerald@thepoolpeople.co.za

NEW fibreglass shell and solar heating installations REEDWORTH POOL RENOVATORS CALL · 083 521 8271 · 021 531 2135 We undertake building, tiling and paving for patio & pool surrounds.

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FOOD FROM THE HEART By Heleen Meyer Pinelands resident, foodie and author of Food from the Heart, and the new Make 5 /Maak 5.

EGG-IN-A-CUP Photographer: Neville Lockhart Portrait: Neville Lockhart

Serves 6 2 tsp (10 ml) sunflower or olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 baby marrows, thinly sliced 3 spinach leaves, shredded or sliced 1 tbsp (15 ml) dried origanum or 2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped fresh origanum 1 slice feta, crumbled lemon juice and black pepper to taste 6 eggs 1. Heat oil and pan-fry onion and baby marrows until just soft. 2. Add spinach and herbs and fry until spinach just wilts. Remove from heat, stir in half of the feta and season to taste with lemon juice and pepper. 3. Divide mixture between 6 lightly greased, heat proof cups or ramekins. Choose cups or bowls that will fit into a saucepan or frying pan, so that it can be covered with a lid. 4. Bring 3 cm of water in the saucepan to a gentle simmer over medium heat. 5. Crack an egg into each cup, over veggies and sprinkle with remaining feta. Carefully place cups in water in pan and fill with more boiling water if necessary cups should stand halfway in water. 6. Cover and reduce the heat. Simmer gently for 8-10 minutes or until the egg yolks are cooked to your preference. Serve with black pepper and fruit, a slice of wholewheat toast, avo or tomato. Tips 1. Any left-over veggies, fish, meat or chicken can be spooned into the bottom of the cups. Use about 80-100 ml of filling per cup. Tinned tuna or pilchards in tomato sauce also works well. 2. Substitute baby marrow with broccoli florets or use 125 g mushrooms, sliced. 3. Prepare a light meal by using slightly bigger bowls and adding two eggs to each container.

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Break the fast with something good Yes, you’ve heard it before – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You may not have time for it in your routine or you just can’t bear to eat before 10 am. Either way, you feel so much better and more energetic if you have a nutritious start to the day. Breakfast definitely gives your metabolism and your brain a kick start. Enjoying a good breakfast on a regular basis is a great habit. Kids and adults who manage this, find that they benefit in numerous ways. They tend to nibble less during the day, have more constant energy levels and often have a more stable bodyweight and less lifestyle related health problems. Breakfast isn’t just a bowl of box cereal – which can be very refined and loaded with sugar and salt. Instead, opt for something like oats with fruit and cinnamon or an

An offer for Muse readers – not to be missed! Do you want your end of year shopping to be a breeze? Get a signed copy of Heleen’s new recipe book Make five or Maak vyf together with your choice of Food from the heart or Onthoukos for only R299 – that’s 2 recipe books – offer valid till January 2015. Make five shows you how to make the most of everyday ingredients – each used

egg dish of some sort. The idea is to choose something that keeps you fuller for longer, at least till you can have a small mid-morning snack or even up to lunch time. A balanced meal with a combination of wholegrain products, fresh fruit and protein is the good choice. These easy egg-cups are perfect for a brunch or mid-week breakfast with plenty of variations. The recipe is from Cooking from the heart 2 – the second edition of the recipe book, done as a joint initiative between Pharma Dynamics and the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA. The book aims to encourage and assist South Africans to make better food and lifestyle choices. Download your copy of the new Cooking from the heart 2, visit: www.cookingfromtheheart.co.za/index.php/ about-cooking-from-the-heart-2. in five delicious ways. The recipes are all easy and versatile with lots of practical tips on cooking good food that is good for the whole family. Order your copy at: heleen.m@iafrica.com.

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Local expertise, national presence, international audience

A selection of our successful sales in 2014! 15 Hamlet Way, Pinelands 3 Cambridge Cross, Pinelands 10 Conifer Way, Pinelands 8 Meerendal, Pinelands 38 Forest Drive, Pinelands 11 Brookdale Avenue, Pinelands 40 Acacia Way, Pinelands 66 Culemborg Flats, Pinelands 710 Garden City Heights, Pinelands 69 Oxford Close, Pinelands 44 Ringwood Drive, Pinelands 61 The Poplars, Thornton 2 Lisse, Pinelands

*R 850 000 *R1 150 000 *R2 300 000 *R1 985 000 *R4 000 000 *R1 895 000 *R2 450 000 *R 850,000 *R 950,000 *R 895 000 *R1 750 000 *R1 150 000 *R2 300 000

Christo +27 (0)76 164 4483 Sharon +27 (0)82 920 2217 Office +27 (0)21 531 3464

PINELANDS

R820 000

13 Linnet Way, Pinelands 5 Canterbury Close, Pinelands 4 Mimosa Way, Pinelands 124 Ringwood Drive, Pinelands 22 York Close, Pinelands 20 North Way, Pinelands 45 Plane Avenue, Thornton 4 Spring Gardens, Pinelands 7 North Way, Pinelands 27 North Way, Pinelands 1 Meerendal, Pinelands 4 Lanquedoc, Pinelands 34 Sunset Crescent, Pinelands

*R2 500 000 *R 895 000 *R2 350 000 *R2 250 000 *R 875 000 *R2 850 000 *R1 275 000 *R2 650 000 *R2 500 000 *R2 875 000 *R3 050 000 *R2 550 000 *R2 800 000

Email info@svrproperties.co.za info@fineandcountry.com

R745 000

Sole Mandate. 1st Floor, big lounge opens onto balcony. 1 Double bedroom, 1 modern bathroom. Garage, visitors’ parking.

PINELANDS

R2 950 000

Prime location, 4 beds, 2 baths (mes). Self contained bachelor flat with independent entrance. Beach pool, garage, carport.

CHRISTO & SHARON VAN RENSBURG TOP AWARD ACHIEVERS.

www. fineandcountry.com www.svrproperties.co.za www.property24.com

PINELANDS

R2 650 000

Low maintenance lifestyle in Park Lane complex. Small garden, 3 beds, 2 baths (mes). Modern kitchen with fitted stove.

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New Release. Sole Mandate. 1st Floor, 2 bed Simplex flat in good position in Howard Hamlet. Parking bay, walk to main shops and schools.

PINELANDS

*Asking Prices

PINELANDS

R2 900 000

Sole Mandate. Immaculate and spacious. Big eat-in kitchen. 4 Beds, 3 baths (2es), study. Double garage. Erf of 1204m2.

BUSINESS FOR SALE R600 000 Very lucrative and popular restaurant for sale in a busy, central and main shopping centre

PINELANDS

R2 500 000

Sole Mandate. Priced to sell. Incredible value. 3 Beds, 1 full bath. Patio onto pool. Large, modern flat, separate entrance + big office.

PINELANDS

R18 000pm

Sole Mandate. Indoor/outdoor living. 3 Beds, 2 baths (mes). Lounge, dining room, family room. Pool, garage, carport, staff quarters.


Harcourts Maynard Burgoyne, Pinelands T 021 531 3041 E sales.pinelands@harcourts.co.za View www.harcourtsmaynardburgoyne.co.za

Pinelands

R2,395,000

Pinelands

R2,950,000

Pinelands

R2,650,000

Pinelands

R2,950,000

Pinelands

R3,695,000

Pinelands

R17,000pm

Pinelands

R17,000pm

Thornton

Thornton

R1,050,000

New Release. Sole Mandate. Immaculate home in quiet street. Walk to schools and park. Lounge/dining room. 2 Double beds (bics). Family bathroom, separate toilet. Maid’s room. Garage, carport. Perfect as is, or to extend. View WMP4654 Call Dave Brown or Peter Lovell

Sheltered pool & patio. Lounge separate dining room onto patio. 4 bedroom 2 bathrooms. Ideal as one spacious family home or conducive to dual living. Walking distance to schools. View WMP4642 Call Dave Brown or Peter Lovell

Immaculate 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Lounge, dining room, kitchen. Lovely garden with undercover entertainment area, garage and carport. Call Diane Meyer

Royal area of Pinelands. Entrance to lounge, dining room, o/p modern kitchen. Bathroom. 3/4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (mes). Built in braai, beach pool. Self contained flatlet. Garage, ample secure off street parking. View WMP4634 Call Dave Brown or Peter Lovell

Entertainers Delight in Olde Pinelands + 2 self contained cottages. Large o/p entertainment area, lounge, dining room, family room. Modern kitchen all onto covered patio, pool. 4 beds 3 baths (2 es), study, office. Dbl garage. Call Dave Brown or Peter Lovell

R530,000

Well positioned, 1 bedroom flat, in complex. O/p lounge/kitchen, double bedroom (bic), bathroom. 2 Pools, gym, laundry in complex. 24hr security. Close to Old Mutual and station. View WMP4594 Call Quentin Jute or Pauline Hareb

Park Lane. Often sought, seldom found! Large lounge, dining room onto neat garden. 2 Beds, large study/lobby/3rd bedroom. 2 Baths (mes). Lounge/Dining Room & Main Bedroom all onto courtyard. Large direct access double garage. View WMP4563 Call Dave Brown or Peter Lovell

Lovely family home. 3 Bbl bedrooms (BIC) (MES) Family bathroom, separate loo. Large lounge, fireplace. Kitchen with breakfast bar, TV area. Dining room. Large garden, undercover parking. Self contained flatlet with own entrance. Call Diane Meyer

Perfect starter home in security complex. 3 Bedrooms (2 bic, 1 es), family bathroom, o/p living/dining area onto large courtyard. Tiled kitchen. Plus two parking bays. View WMP4494 Call Quentin Jute or Pauline Hareb

Lorna Francks

Dave Brown

Peter Lovell

Diane Meyer

Pauline Hareb

Pinelands

Pinelands

Pinelands

Pinelands/Thornton

Thornton/Rondebosch

T 021 531 3041 C 083 659 9333 *asking price

T 021 531 3041 C 082 330 4111

T 021 531 3041 C 079 529 6939

Rentals

T 021 531 3041 C 082 820 1217

T 021 531 3041 C 082 490 0344

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