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47 | December 2014 / January 2015

PAUL STOHRER

CAROLS AT KIRSTENBOSCH CO-ORDINATOR AL I C E P S RE U T A E F G IF T S & O N S ATI R B E L E C

BERRY Heleen PAVLOVA Meyer

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WELCOME

About the cover:

There is nothing deep or meaningful about the cover this month. We just felt like a bit of fun and this illustration captured a little bit of of an African Christmas feeling to go with our Gifts & Celebrations theme this month.

Above: Common Fiscal

BIRDS IN PINELANDS

This is the last edition of the Muse for the year! We take our traditional break in December and will return in 2015 with the February edition. We look forward to 2015 when we can share more of your endless supply of interesting stories. We particularly want to thank our advertisers and regular writers who make it possible for us produce the Muse for our fellow Pinelanders – we couldn't do it without you all! Thank you also, to our kind readers who offer us compliments and encouragement with each edition. It makes it a pleasure to hand out the magazine when we know it is appreciated. We wish all our readers, supporters and contributors a restful holiday season, a Merry Christmas and an exciting New Year.

Max and Glynnis 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: February 2015 Content Deadline: 16 January 2015

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© 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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This familiar predator is also known as the Fiscal Shrike or Butcherbird. Its blackand-white plumage and fierce habits, which include impaling its prey in larders on thorns or spiky fences, apparently recalled the early taxman, or Fiskaal. It hunts from a prominent perch and prey is varied, ranging from grasshoppers to chameleons, and even sometimes other nestlings, which it dismembers with its sturdy, hooked bill (although it is not a true raptor). The young are much browner and fluffier and are very noisy once they leave the nest, often attracting attention to themselves with their harsh begging calls. The very similar Fiscal Flycatcher has a shorter, whiter tail and slender bill, and doesn't occur in Pinelands. 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.

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COMMUNITY 14 December To all our customers: Thank you for your support & friendship throughout the year!

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FAMILY FILM SCREENING: IRREPLACEABLE

The Reformation Society will be screening this film at 7:30pm at Livingston House in Rondebosch. It will address questions such as "What is family?" and "Does family still matter in today's society?" See the trailer at www.safamily.co.za. Call 021 689 4480.

30 November

Wishing all our clients a very happy festive season and a wonderful 2015.

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 8:57 AM qaanita.rossier@gmail.com or 0721028192 a/h.

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.

7 December

CHOC FUNDRAISING WALK.

Join us from 10:30 am for a fun walk in aid of children with cancer at the Blaauklippen Wine Estate on the R44. Dogs welcome. Call 086 110 6441.

8 - 21 December

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18 December

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.

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MUSLIM ASSOCIATION ANNUAL FAMILY DAY

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CONE WAY CAROLS

Come to the small park where Cone Way  borders  Francis  Way, in Pinelands, on Sunday at 5pm for a community Christmas celebration. Bring drinks, something to sit on and a plate of eats to share (if you can).

Gates for the concert open at 5pm. Concert begins at 8pm. Tickets available now from www.webtickets.co.za, and from Kirstenbosch Gardens from December 16th. See page 12 for pre-carol entertainment starting at 5pm.

Pinelands Library

DEC / JAN HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Thursday 11 December 10am to 11am: "Dear Library" for 8 to 12 year olds. Decorate your letter and make a matching envelope to be displayed in the library! Thursday 18 December 10am to 11am: Creat your own sparkly snow globe - from four years up. Tuesday 23 December 10am to 11am: Gift Craft - from four years up. Thursday 8 January 2015 10am to 11am: Back to school craft - from four years up. Every Friday Afternoon 2:30pm to 3:15pm: Story-time - from four years up.

28 Jan 2015

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

The cancer support group for ladies is hosted by cancer survivors Catherine and Yolandi, at Peak Inn Guest House, 20 Peak Drive. There will be no meeting in December and the January meeting will be 28 January 2015. Adele Pelteret will be the speaker. Adele is a qualified nutritional therapist starting her 5th year of studies to be a Naturopathic doctor. Call 073 207 7022 or 072 040 7563.

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A Big Thank You to all our clients, family and friends for your support during the past year.

So 2014 turned out to be another good year for sellers and landlords in Pinelands and Thornton. Prices increased on average by 12% but it was rentals that exceeded expectations.

Looking to 2015 I believe that the residential market will continue to trade well but a word of caution on price expectations. If you are serious about selling you need to speak to a reputable agency.

At any given moment there would be more than five good applications for rental accommodation when available and at the time of writing not one of our tenants was in arrears. It is now almost impossible to find rentals under R5 000 pm with the average family home renting at about R15 000 pm.

“Loraine and I would like to express our appreciation to all our agents and staff for their dedication to our business”

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COMMUNITY NEWS

SUCCESSFUL DUCK RACE AT LA GRATITUDE PRE PRIMARY SCHOOL From Renee Meissner, Principal, La Gratitude Pre Primary School. We would really like to thank the community who attended our annual Duck Race, and bought ducks, as well as the corporate community who supported us by supplying wonderful prizes and donations towards the event. We had a beautiful sunny day with a challenging wind, lots of kiddie activities and crafts to keep many busy and amused. Pinelands North and Pinelands High provided some

musical background entertainment, and the fire department and magician provided the interactive entertainment. There were a record number of ducks that were purchased this year – 2 700, that floated their way down the canal to the finish line. We donate a portion of our profits to the Pinelands Lions Club and we also support a School for disadvantaged children, which we donate to as well. We had some charities join us to share their items for sale, and included the Linawo children who wanted to make some pocket money for themselves by running their own stall. Dmitry Makogon was first prize winner of R2 000, Tracer security systems was the first duck over the line in the corporate race and Mishka Johaadien was the first child’s duck. It is always so interesting to see how many past parents and children support the event and add to the fun of the

Above Prize winners from left: Masood Hajwanie (3rd) Alexander Kohlhofer (2nd) Mishka Johaadien (1st); Dmitry Makogon and his daughter Tonya (1st prize in public race); Right: Michele Kendall(fundraising chair) and Heather Kendall (Baby duck). day. Michele Kendall was our Fundraising chairperson this year and she did a great job firing up support and enthusiasm from the parents!

La Gratitude Pre Primary preparing for the big race day

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PINELANDS GUIDES - 85 YEARS! Guides was established worldwide in 1910 after the Crystal Palace Scout Rally, after Lord Baden Powell noticed a patrol of girls who had joined the rally. Aimed at the advancement and upliftment of girls and women, Guides in Pinelands was established in April 1929. The first captain for the Pinelands patrol was Miss Joyce Day and the first meeting den was in the Homestead in Homestead Way. In 1941 the dreams of the building fund were realised when benefactor Mrs K Whitford Griffith laid the foundation stone of the new Guide Hall in Central Square and this is where the meetings are still held today. Guest speaker at the opening of the hall was Mr Richard Stuttaford who said "Guides and Scouts are organisations with the right ideals of love and service." The Guides in Pinelands continue with the traditions of learning skills within the home and in outdoor life. These are accompanied by fund raising for various projects, such as the high tea hosted for funds for stationery for the Thandanani safe house for children at risk. The slogan for South African guides is "Guiding girls towards a confident future", and the vision is described as "South African girls and women are valued and take action to change the world". Guides practice their various learning and charitable activities according to age groups, see below. The highest awards are achieved before the age of 25 – Rangers can earn themselves the Diamond Award and ultimately the Protea Award for service to the community and proficiency in life skills. If you would like to join Pinelands Brownies and Teddies with Guides in Pinelands Mother Ted, Averil Keller–Booysen. contact the following according to age group: To become a Teddy (4 to 6 years old) contact Mother Ted, Averil Keller–Booysen at 083 616 9978. For Brownies (7 to 10 years old) contact Brown Owl, Averil Resnekov at 082 Brownies are encouraged to do 492 7491. For Guides (10 a good turn daily. Here they are to 13 years old) contact giving gifts of flowers to the Brown Captain Averil Resnekov and Annie Lawrence Home. at 082 492 7491.

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Rhodes Guides getting ready to go canoeing at Zandvlei.

Pinelands Brownie Six being awarded the De Grendel trophy.

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Every now and then we come across a situation whereby the Purchaser is unsure whether he wants to put the property into his own name, or someone else’s name and the Purchaser is identified in the Offer to Purchase in his own name or Nominee. There is sometimes the mistaken impression that a Nominee can be nominated at any later stage. This is incorrect. Unless the Nominee is nominated, and accepts the nomination in writing, by midnight on the day that the offer is concluded (conclusion, in terms of Section 16 of the Transfer Duty Act is the date on which the Seller accepts the offer), the transaction itself attracts double transfer duty. In effect, it means that SARS views this as two separate transactions.

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PNPS AWARDED ASHOKA ACCREDITATION AS A CHANGEMAKER SCHOOL Principal of PNPS, Ann Morton, describes the school's journey to becoming nominated as an Ashoka Changemaker School: "Earlier this year a grade 3 parent emailed me to ask if she could nominate our school to get Ashoka accreditation as a ‘changemaker school’. This organization seeks to create and encourage world change through the development of core skills like teamwork, empathy, creativity and leadership. This email started us on a long and gruelling process as we had to fill in a 27 page questionnaire, have 3 ‘fellows’ spend the day with us at school, and then finally 4 of our staff were interviewed. This resulted in our school being chosen as an

Ashoka Changemaker School, one of only 4 in South Africa so far. We join 100 schools internationally who have this status! 43 schools in South Africa, were nominated. 14 schools visited, and 7 schools were interviewed. Finally 4 were chosen!" Congratulations to all who have created a school who encompasses creativity, empathy, leadership and teamwork!"

WHAT IS ASHOKA? Ashoka believes that in our fast changing world we need a critical set of skills, including empathy and team work, in leadership and changemaking, to solve complex social problems and be successful in the world. PNPS is known as an

inclusive school, which resonates with the theme "Everyone a Changemaker World" where each person regardless of age or background can play a part in shaping the future of the world, with confidence, skills and support to drive the change. The name Ashoka is after an Indian leader who in the 3rd century BC renounced violence and dedicated his life to social welfare and economic development – his creativity, global mindedness and tolerance are an early example of social innovation. See www.ashoka.org.

LIONS CHRISTMAS CAKES FOR SALE

Principal Ann Morton with the Certificate awarded to PNPS from Ashoka Africa.

Lions Christmas Cakes are sold every year to raise fund for various charitable projects. The 1kg fruit cakes are on sale for R75, and can be delivered within Pinelands. Contact Janine 084 514 2404 or Ingrid 083 652 6712.

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TOUGH COMPETITION AT PINELANDS SQUASH CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS Old Mutual Squash Club hosted the finals of their annual Club Champs on Friday 7 November, with families and friends attending to see some great squash. The evening started with David beating Goliath, as Stewart Reid beat Mark Edwards 3-0 in the Men’s plate final. Robin Cooper then beat Murray Bont 3-1 to win the Master’s plate final. The crowds were treated to

a titanic tussle in the 3rd / 4th playoff, with Valentine Brink finally edging out Herschel Jacobs 3-2. The Men’s final saw Ken Schumann winning the crucial points to beat Andrew Spooner. The Master’s Final was played a few days later, with Andrew Spooner the winner over Denver Simpson. The Awards part of the evening took place right after the matches, with the Player of

Above: " David beats Goliath " - Stewart Reid versus Mark Edwards.

Above: Ken Schumann receives the Men’s trophy from Squash Club life-member Derek Fitzmaurice.

the Year award going to PHS matriculant Brad Simpson for his fantastic 2nd league performances this year. The evening rounded off with a few obligatory beers and burgers on the gas braai. Any players interested in joining the club for summer league are welcome to contact: Denver Simpson at denverms01@gmail.com

Above: Val Brink and Herschel Jacobs after their epic battle.

Above: Brad Simpson wins Player of the Year.

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One thing that is happening more and more in our modern day world is the increase of children who are being raised by separated parents, especially noticeable when the Christmas holidays come around. The most important thing to remember is that no matter how the two parents have separated – more often than not with bad feelings – that there is only one person who pays the real price and that is the child. Parents need to own that no matter which parent has decided to move on, both need to deal with it. Each parent should sit down and make a list as to what they wish their new life to be like, and a separate list for what they would like for their children. When their parents split up, children take the blame squarely on their shoulders and will internalise that if they had done ‘X’ in a different way, then their parents would still be together. It is heart-breaking when parents place their own personal issues before that of the child.

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with both parents is crucial to the development of the child and once they grow up and mature, you will be proud that you have a clean slate and your child will continue to have a good relationship with you. If however, you have kept the child away from the other spouse, then they will harbour ill feelings towards you.

COMMON GROUND TO PROVIDE STABILITY

A child needs both parents; they have not divorced either of them. Each parent needs to develop their new set of rules for the home and accept that the other spouse, now in their new abode, may have completely different rules. There also needs to be common ground where the child still continues with the same values

With regard to school, each parent needs to inform their child’s school and they need to receive all emails or communication from the school so that they are informed as to what is happening in their child’s life. When money needs to be given to the school for outings etc. the parents need to take ownership and balance what is needed so that the child does not feel the effects of the financial battle that may be going on between their parents. Financial matters of any sort are for the adults to deal with, and not for the children to worry about.

HOW TO SHARE CHRISTMAS

Even more important with Christmas around the corner is to ensure that the child spends quality time with each parent where possible. One year they can wake up with Mum and the next with Dad. One needs to learn not to be selfish – remember it is not for you but for your child! If they spend the ‘waking up’ time with you then lunch could possibly be spent with the other parent if both parents live in the same town. As long as both parents are positive and create a good working relationship, your child will develop knowing a true sense of self and what relationships are all about. Children learn from our behaviour and when they are older will re-enact what we have done.

TWO LOVING HOMES

But it is not all doom and gloom. If you sit down and work through this process without the emotions, you will have a positive child who will flourish even though they have parents in different homes. And when the time comes, they will be able to say that it was better to have two loving homes than one constant battlefield.

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And so, I challenge all divorced or separated parents to share, be reasonable and let your child remember this Christmas as one of the best thus far! 

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WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR OTHERS?

Above: Yolanda Mtakatya completed the Zanokhanyo Job Readiness Course.

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After completing the Zanokhanyo Job Readiness Course, Yolanda Mtakatya found work at a local documenting company. Starting as a Preparation Clerk, she was promoted after only three months to the position of Quality Check Team Leader. By the end of the year, she had made her mark and received an award for being the Team Leader of the Year. Getting promoted was not the only exciting thing that happened to this young mother – she also got married! When asked how she manages to do so well in her job she said that Zanokhanyo helped build her confidence and perseverance and taught her valuable interviewing skills and the importance of punctuality. She also emphasized that prayer played a big role in all of her achievements, saying that she has never stopped praying.

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Phambili is a non-profit organisation that grew out of Pinelands Methodist Church in response to fires in Langa in 2000. Since then many Pinelanders have been, and still are, involved in its projects and management. We currently run three projects that aim to engage with the needs of the surrounding communities: a job-readiness course that equips those searching for work with skills to be able to do so effectively (Zanokhanyo); a volunteer programme at Mokone Primary School in Langa (Umthombo); and Phambili Print & Design which offers high quality digital and litho printing for businesses and individuals as a means of raising funds for the other projects.

engage with them. Phambili ngeThemba is dedicated to seeing transformation come to the informal area of Langa and the greater Cape Town region. We aim to do this by enriching vibrant communities economically, educationally and spiritually, encouraging them to contribute to the future with dignity and respect. The hope is that Phambili might have the opportunity to share their experiences of working with people in need over the years and the stories of hope of people they have come into contact with, so that they can be an uplifting influence to others.

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PINELANDERS Meet Paul Stohrer, Rotarian and co-ordinator of the internationally acclaimed Carols at Kirstenbosch Gardens. Paul is seen here with his wife Julia, and daughter Amy – who has played a role in every nativity pageant held at the Carols at Kirstenbosch since she was five years old. 20 YEARS OF CAROLS AT KIRSTENBOSCH

FEATURED PRE CAROL ENTERTAINMENT

This event is a fabulous outdoors experience perfect for a summer evening and is very popular amongst Capetonians and international visitors. Wowing the crowds this year before the carols will be Sterling EQ on Thursday; Woodworks on Thursday and Friday; Anecdote, Irish Dancers, Pipes and Drums on Saturday; Marimba bands and the Gugulethu Tenors on Sunday. The main Carol singing is accompanied by the Cape Town Concert Brass and the Cape Town Male Voice Choir. Paul comments that all these musicians perform on a charitable basis for the Carols at Kirstenbosch, which means that plans can change at the last minute. The line up also includes a nightly Nativity Pageant, in which Amy has played a part for many years.

NUMEROUS CHARITIES WILL BENEFIT

The candles have now been replaced with glow sticks – a wise safety measure. Pick'nPay provide the glow stick, and carol sheets. The funds raised from the event, which draws in 6 000 people per night over four nights, is distributed in part back to the gardens, and then to charities supported by Rotary, which include Literacy programs for teachers and learners, upgrading

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PAUL STOHRER

school facilities, and medical equipment for Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, amongst others. One of the flagship projects being the Rotary Family Health Day. Bring your picnic basket and enjoy an evening of music and relaxation at Carols at Kirstenbosch. Tickets on sale at www.webtickets.co.za or at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens from December 16th.

A MUSEUM FOR RED CROSS WAR MEMORIAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Paul's charitable work does not end with the carols – he runs an NPO from offices at Beautiful Gate – the Philippi Economic Development Initiative, building and supporting local businesses in an effort to encourage economic growth in the Philippi area. Rotary funding for a museum at the Red Cross Children's Hospital is now available and Paul will be managing this project with help from fellow Rotarians, the Red Cross Children's Hospital Trust, his wife Julia, and historian daughter Nicole Adams. This exciting project will include the history of the hospital which was initially funded from salaries donated to the building of a living memorial – the Children's Hospital.

YOUNG ROTARIANS

Paul belongs to the Kirstenbosch Rotary Club which sponsors 2 Earlyact clubs at Rustenburg Girls Junior School and Oakhurst Girls Primary; and 2 Interact clubs at Rustenburg Girls High School and Rondebosch Boys High School. These young Rotarians have successfully raised funds for a number of projects this year and in August the Rustenburg Girls High School Interact Club was awarded the prestigious Presidential Citation for 2013 - 2014. Paul describes Rotary as a world wide organisation which began in 1905 with the founder Paul Harris in Chicago, Illinois. Members meet to volunteer their time and skills to help others in their community

HOW DOES PAUL RELAX? Paul enjoys spending time with his family, playing a bit of squash, cycling, and walking his dogs, Watson, a black Scottie and Puddles, a Maltese poodle.  To speak to Paul about Rotary call 083 270 9286 or email info@kirstenboschrotary.co.za. To speak to a contact at Pinelands Rotary call Bev McDavid at 021 531 8909.

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Photograph and interview: Glynnis Schutte

The Carols at Kirstenbosch previously known as Carols by Candlelight has been running for more than twenty years. This popular family event is organised by Kirstenbosch Rotary Club with sponsorship from Pick'nPay, and Paul feels privileged to be able to use his business expertise in IT and event management to see that the Carols in the Gardens goes smoothly. This year the concert will run from Thursday 18th December, a discounted evening, until 21st December. The gates for the concert open at 5pm, and the concert begins at 8pm. Come early for a good spot on the lawn.


MONEY MATTERS

The best time to “plant a tree was

twenty years ago. The second best time is now.

By Sue Torr Director at Crue Consulting

Back to Basics

SURVIVING THE CHRISTMAS "SPEND"

It’s starting to look like Christmas. The malls are a maze of merriment and ablaze with bright baubles, and as retailers fall over each other to sell you the fallacious promise that possessions are more valuable than experiences, we – the consumer – are left dazed, confused and all-too-often indebted. As the season of excess approaches, let’s gift ourselves a moment to plan how to survive the season without entering 2015 debt-laden and depressed. It all starts with going back to basics.

THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS

You don’t need to be Christian to appreciate the broader meaning of this season. For many South Africans, December is a time to take leave, spend meaningful moments with family and friends, and unwind. It is a period of rest and rejuvenation. A time of reflection and repose. A season of giving, celebrating and breaking bread together as we feast on fellowship. How this beautiful season became so horrendously hi-jacked by the retail industry is a topic for another discussion, but the challenge this Christmas is for each and every one of us to rediscover the beauty of Christmas free from the pressure to out-purchase the Potgieters.

DOING WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY

Research into consumer behaviour is unanimous – as humans, we derive more joy from experiences than we do from purchasing material possessions. In fact, some research has found that consumers derive three times more pleasure from the anticipation of the purchase than from the actual act of purchasing – not least because they are plagued by buyer’s remorse and gut-wrenching guilt. So, if spending time with loved ones makes us happy, and spending too much money makes us sad, how is it that so many of us opt for the latter to the detriment of the former?

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IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE A TIME OF EXCESS

The answer is quite probably that, as consumers, we so easily become victims of over-stimulating retail environments and marketing messages that lead us to desert our very own value systems. We are tempted to accept that in this season of excessive eating, drinking, resting, fun, feasting and fellowship, it is inevitably also a season of excessive spending. And when everybody else is blowing their bonus on this season’s must-have gaming station, the power of the herd mentality is prone to usurp logic. The truth, however, is that December is no extraordinary month. But for the extra bottles of bubbly and tender turkey, the same set of fiscal commitments exist as in any other month – and January brings a whole new set of financial commitments which include potentially high cost items such as school uniforms, school fees, premium increases, to name just a few.

IT REALLY IS THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS

In getting back to basics, we hold within us the power to reclaim Christmas and breathe new life into old adages such as “it’s the thought that counts”. Because it really is. In returning to basics, we provide ourselves the opportunity to teach our children the value of both time and money. Whether we help our children plant herb pots, spray-paint pine cones or sell home-made Christmas cakes, we are gifted not only with precious experiences but with the opportunity to instruct our children in environmental care, the benefits of recycling and the need to support local business.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

Before we succumb to mall madness, let’s rediscover the pleasure of Christmas in the simplest of things. Let’s buy local, visit craft markets and support small business. Let’s fortify the art of recycling, re-using and repurposing goods for the benefit of all. Let’s relieve each other of the pressure to spend, compete and compare. Let’s rediscover the satisfaction of small gifts given with great love, because in the words of Winnie-thePooh, “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts”. 

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PINELANDERS

CHILE

Deserts, volcanoes, earthquakes and more on the journey to see the ALMA Radio Telescope near San Pedro de Atacama - at an altitude where oxygen is scarce and UV radiation dangerously high. By Richard Lord.

Ultraviolet radiation warning monitor at ALMA Operations Support Facility. Richard Lord in Santiago

In April this year, three colleagues from the SKA Organisation in Manchester, and I, travelled to the Republic of Chile, to visit the ALMA Radio Telescope. ALMA stands for “Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array”. It is composed of 66 high-precision antennas, and is located on the Chajnantor plateau in Northern Chile’s Atacama desert, at an altitude of 5 000 metres. The purpose of the trip was to learn as much as possible from the ALMA team. Their experience regarding the integration and verification of such a large instrument will benefit the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), which is cosited in the deserts of South Africa and Australia. (see Muse Dec 2012/Jan 2013).

THE CAPITAL – SANTIAGO

We arrived in Santiago, the capital city of Chile, after a ten-hour flight from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo, and another four-and-a-half hour flight from Sao Paulo to Santiago. With a population of nearly six million people, Santiago is also the largest city in Chile. Skyscrapers and unattractive apartment blocks cover the horizon, but the city centre does have a peculiar

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earthy charm – and many stray dogs. The influence of the Roman Catholic Church is also evident with many beautiful churches, decorated with exquisite ornaments and religious statues.

SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

From Santiago we flew to Calama in North-Eastern Chile, followed by a onehour bus ride to San Pedro de Atacama. San Pedro de Atacama is a small town, with only a few thousand inhabitants, but it seemed to buzz with just as many tourists, with one B&B located next to the other. It is a charming town though, and the hub for many tourists visiting the region. I wished I had had more time to explore the surroundings, and soon came to appreciate what brings so many tourists to the world’s driest desert – Northern Chile has a majestic beauty that is different from any other place I have been to. The mountains are gigantic, dwarfing the Hottentots Holland mountains that we so admire when travelling towards Worcester from Cape Town. Due to the mineral content of the soil (or so I have been told),

the mountains sometimes display shades of orange and purple and green, adding to their grandeur. And then there is the Licancabur Volcano, which used to be a sacred place for the Inca Empire, a place where the Incas would carry out religious ceremonies to worship the sun. Laguna Chaxa, a national reservation located at the heart of the Atacama salt pan, is inhabited by three species of flamingos year-round. Or you could join a “Tour Arqueologico”, to learn more about the rich cultural inheritance. The entire region soon reveals a mystique that is fascinating and makes you wish you could stay longer.

THE THIN AIR AT ALMA

The ALMA Radio Telescope is equally impressive. At an altitude of over 5 000 metres, the relative lack of oxygen is a major concern, apart from the extreme temperatures, solar radiation and dry air. I also experienced the unsettling feeling of having very little energy to perform any physical exercise, feeling slightly light-headed, and also developing a minor headache before returning to the

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The Licancabur Volcano seen from the streets of San Pedro de Atacama.

Operations Support Facility (OSF), which is at a modest altitude of 2 440 metres. But it was worth it! A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stand on top of the world and admire the human accomplishment of an international effort.

THE IQUIQUE EARTHQUAKE

The cherry on the top of this extraordinary trip was my first-ever experience of an earthquake. The 2014 Iquique earthquake

Laguna Chaxa salt lake in the Salar de Atacama

struck off the coast of Chile on 1 April, with a moment magnitude of 8.2. It even triggered a tsunami of up to 2.11 metres that hit Iquique. It wasn’t quite as dramatic at San Pedro de Atacama, but nevertheless an unforgettable experience. The earth was shaking for quite a long time, maybe two minutes, and even the locals said that it was the biggest earthquake they had witnessed for many years. How perfect was the timing

of this trip!!! The aftershocks during the next few days were equally exciting. Except, perhaps, the aftershock that struck Santiago on my way back to South Africa. Lying in my hotel bed on the 10th floor, at midnight, and suddenly hearing the entire building groan and squeak under the stresses of being shaken to and fro, I had to admit that enough was enough, and it was time to go home. 

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OUT AND ABOUT

Little Streams Take the right fork off Spaanschemat River Road and follow Klein Constantia Road towards Klein Constantia Wine Estate. On your right you will see the entrance to the charming property called Little Streams. Bequeathed to the YMCA, the enchanting gardens are supported by the restaurant which serves delicious and generous lunches and teas under the trees. You can take your own wine (and a well behaved small dog on a leash). Afterwards, take a walk through the gardens, over the wooden bridge to the swings and climbing net; and what was previously used as a

picnic area – but no more due to baboon raids. Here you can find the plaque giving tribute to Harold and Muriel Jones. For the energetic there is a path from this garden leading up the hill and around to vistas over the Klein Constantia vineyards. To get back to your parked car, just follow the little stream. Opening Hours Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 5pm. Enquiries and bookings 021 794 3413. Ask about their conference and wedding facilities.

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DIRECTORY

Dr Mark Stodel

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Dr Tasneem Sayed

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BURGLAR BARS | SECURITY GATES | SECURITY SHUTTERS Custom designed for your individual needs, with both security and aesthetics in mind.

Call Johan • 021 511 3531 • 083 233 7046

3 KEYS DRIVING SCHOOL YOUR AREA REPRESENTATIVE Nathan 082 920 3060 office hours Tunley nathan@secura.co.za

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INDEPENDENCE, OPPORTUNITIES & LIFE

HEAD OFFICE

0860 105 419 info@secura.co.za

www.secura.co.za Learn to drive the fun way!

Professional, reliable and patient driver training. Pick-up & drop-off anywhere in Pinelands & Southern Suburbs. instructor with Call Mandy Female an excellent pass rate. 071 511 7575 Flexible times, incl weekends.

Gates, fencing, burglar bars, balustrades and staircases

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MANDY OATEN • 3keysdrivingschool@gmail.com

Architectural and Gate automation, landscape features, motors and structural steel beams, intercoms garden arches, etc. David Craig • 072 266 0722 • www.dcd-design.co.za

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CREATE THE RIGHT IMPRESSION with a professionally laid out and tastefully illustrated presentation. With our experience in magazine publishing and advert artwork we can expertly design it all for you. We can arrange to have it printed.

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Airport Car Hire Short and Long Term Rentals Free Home and Airport Deliveries

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 021 976 6112 021 975 4617 082 924 0057

rentals@airportcarhire.co.za

CELLULAR REPAIRS & ELECTRONICS CENTRE repairs to all cell phone makes and models water damage • broken screens ACCESSORIES software unlocking & upgrades ALSO AVAILABLE

M.A. RANA • 074 579 6815 • 073 145 6777 SHOP G18, HOWARD CENTRE, PINELANDS

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Peninsula

POOL RENOVATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

Tom Botha

KEEP YOUR POOL SPARKLING CLEAR

021 532 2774 079 845 4445

We are closed from 19 Dec 2014 - 12 Jan 2015 EMERGENCIES ONLY www.poolrenovation.co.za during this time THE PINELANDS POOL EXPERT

BUILDING SERVICES A YEAR FROM NOW you’ll wish you had started building TODAY

ONLINE POOL SHOP

VISIT OUR

We specialise in general building and painting at reasonable rates without compromising on quality.

chemicals, equipment, spares & accessories at

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Skimming of ceilings & roughcast interior walls

Entertainment areas Water-features

Laminated flooring Kitchens & built-in cupboards expertly designed and fitted

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Convenient online shopping!

MAINTENANCE

SERVICE CONTRACTS

Installation and repair of pumps, filters and chlorinators. We also clean pools, repair leaks and do sand changes.

WEEKLY & FORTNIGHTLY We do the essential pool cleaning and maintenance to keep your pool sparkling all year round.

Free Pinelands delivery • over R100

RENOVATIONS

Specialists in marble plaster,fibreglass linings & pool paving

ALL PROJECTS ARE OWNER SUPERVISED

We renovate and service Gunite & fibreglass pools. WE ALSO DO • Gate Motors Intercoms • Electric Fencing

Approved stockists, installers & applicators of these quality brands

When dreams become desires, contact Henry on 084 551 3695 and prepare to be delighted!

GATE POWER

Francisco Projects Refurbishments Building • Renovations and New Builds Painting • Waterproofing

Your automated gate GP in Pinelands

Centurion & ET Systems Sliding and swing gates Call Chris Francisco

083 453 3399

CLIVE FLETCHER

021 531 8674 082 963 3992

Pinelands Resident

“Clive FixIt”

chris@franciscoprojects.co.za www.franciscoprojects.co.za

email • clivefletchercs@gmail.com

since 1995

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ELECTRICAL pty (ltd)

RYAN 072 381 6142 DAVIES 021 637 0593

ryanneildavies@gmail.com

Service & maintenance of distribution boards Compliance certificates Load testing All electrical installations repairs and maintenance. …garage door motors, intercoms, sliding gates gate buzzers.

Pine Power ELECTRICAL Electrical Installations Maintenance & Repairs Security Lighting 021 531 5419 • 082 448 8023

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Gerhard van Rensburg Dear Homeowner, I have been a Pinelander since 1994 and specialise in

Painting

of Houses

• My team consists of well trained and screened workers • No job too big or small • Personal supervision

Call • 083 557 8979 gerhardgoodsoil@gmail.com

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

We also service pools on either a weekly or fortnightly basis.

info@reedworthpools.co.za · www.reedworthpools.co.za

OLD SCHOOL HANDYMAN CALL DON 072 334 8913

01donbosman@gmail.com

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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.

BERRY PAVLOVA

250 ml (1 cup) Greek yoghurt 250 ml (1 cup) crème fraîche 1 vanilla pod, split open, seeds scraped out 4 extra large egg whites, at room temp 250 ml (1 cup) castor sugar 5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence 5 ml (1 tsp) finely grated lemon rind 10 ml (2 tsp) lemon juice 300 g mixed berries of your choice, such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries fresh mint leaves 1. Mix yoghurt, crème fraîche and vanilla seeds well. Place the pod in the mixture and refrigerate until needed. 2. Preheat the oven to 130 °C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Lightly grease with oil in a large circle. 3. Place egg whites, castor sugar, vanilla essence, lemon rind and juice in a large glass mixing bowl. Beat with an electric beater for about 10 minutes, or until the egg whites form stiff peaks when you lift the beaters. The eggs should be glossy and fluffy, with a marshmallowy texture. Don’t beat too much – it will become dry. 4. Spoon mixture onto the baking tray and carefully spread into a 24 cm circle – it doesn’t need to be perfect. 5. Bake for 1 hour or until just golden brown and set. Switch the oven off and allow the pavlova to cool down completely in the oven. 6. Remove the vanilla pod and spread yoghurt mixture in an even layer on top of the pavlova. Arrange berries on top and decorate with mint leaves. Tips 1. Use any fruit, such as figs, pomegranate seeds and grapes. Seasonal fruit like nectarines are delicious with berries. 2. When beating egg whites to stiff peaks, use a stainless steel or glass mixing bowl, not plastic. The beaters and the bowl must be very clean and dry, as a greasy residue will prevent the eggs from forming stiff peaks. 3. Eggs that are kept at room temperature beat to a much higher volume, than those from the fridge. 4. Add the yolks to scrambled eggs or a fritatta.

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Photographer: Neville Lockhart Portrait: Neville Lockhart

Recipe from Make five / Maak vyf Serves 8

'Tis the season for berries The festive season is nearly upon us and has various connotations for everyone. Some think of it as the time for giving, some dream of snow-dusted streets, warm crackling fires and mistletoe, others think of twinkling lights and ribbons. For me, it is a season of sunshine, swimming pools, happy kids, family meals and of course… fresh berries! I believe that we eat with our eyes, and nothing is more beautiful than these little gems from nature. Strawberries, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries – all glowing with that rich colour. Having berries around is the easiest way to make pretty food. To make the most of the short berry season, I add berries to many different meals. Anything from a fruit salad at breakfast, on crumpets, as a quick snack, added to

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a refreshing drink and even a salad with chicken, fish or pork. I also add berries to quick desserts, like vanilla ice cream and roasted nuts or to a crumble for added colour. Then of course, these sweet and juicy fruits seem to hold a special place on the South African festive table, as the "cherry" on top of a light pavlova. This pavlova from Make five is a little easier than most with a marshmallowy texture on the inside. The combination of crème fraîche and Greek yoghurt is definitely a treat for this special time of year. Although other fruit is just as delicious, the berries add that beautiful, festive colour and a refreshing break from a heavy pudding. Sophia Loren said, ‘The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for.’ Happy holidays and good cooking! 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 is not only filled with ideas for the holiday season, but also shows you how to make the most of everyday ingredients – each used in five delicious ways. To order: contact Heleen via her website at www.heleenmeyer.co.za, or email heleen.m@iafrica.com. Also like her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ HeleenMeyerFood.

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Local expertise, national presence, international audience As the year draws to a close, we sincerely thank our family, friends and clients for your valued support. We wish you a joyful festive season and good health and prosperity in 2015.

New Release. Charming lounge. 3 Beds, 2 baths (mes). Garage, separate flatlet, pool. 1236m2 Erf.

Sole Mandate. 1st Floor, big lounge, balcony. Double bedroom, modern bathroom. Garage.

PINELANDS

R2 500 000

Sole Mandate. Incredible value. 3 Beds, 1 full bath. Patio onto pool. Large, modern flat, big office.

R2 900 000

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Sole Mandate. Olde Pinelands. 4 Beds, 3 baths (2 es), study, Double garage. 1204 m2 Erf.

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New Release. Sole Mandate. Well maintained. Roomy kitchen, 3 Beds, 2 baths. Garage, separate flat, pool.

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New Release. Sole Mandate. Spacious lounge. 3 Beds, 1 bath. Garage, separate flat. Pool. Needs some updating.

PINELANDS

CHRISTO & SHARON VAN RENSBURG TOP AWARD ACHIEVERS.

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Sole Mandate. 1st Floor, 2 bed Simplex flat in good position in Howard Hamlet. Parking bay.

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

PINELANDS

*Asking Prices

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

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A selection of our successful sales in 2014!

THORNTON

R1 550 000

New Release. Sole Mandate. Heldersig Road. Brilliant buy.


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

The Staff of Harcourts Maynard Burgoyne wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to helping you find your new home in 2015.

Pinelands R4,950,000 Pinelands

SOLD BY US IN 2014

R695,000 Pinelands R2,450,000 Pinelands R2,450,000 Pinelands R1,200,000 Pinelands R2,495,000

Pinelands R2,500,000 Pinelands R1,895,000 Pinelands R2,450,000 Pinelands R3,600,000 Pinelands R3,150,000 Pinelands R2,550,000

Pinelands R2,100,000 Pinelands R1,250,000 Pinelands R1,395,000 Pinelands R1,895,000 Pinelands

R850,000 Pinelands R2,450,000

Pinelands R2,100,000 Pinelands R2,650,000 Pinelands R2,250,000 Pinelands R2,300,000 Pinelands R2,800,000 Pinelands R4,450,000

Pinelands R2,650,000 Pinelands R3,250,000 Pinelands R1,200,000 Pinelands R2,350,000 Pinelands R3,650,000 Pinelands R2,650,000

Pinelands R2,950,000 Pinelands R1,250,000 Pinelands R2,700,000 Pinelands

Lorna Francks

Dave Brown

Peter Lovell

Roxy Pugh

Pinelands

Pinelands

Pinelands

Pinelands/Thornton

T 021 531 3041 C 083 659 9333 *asking price

R2,100,00 Pinelands R2,000,000 Pinelands R1,850,000

T 021 531 3041 C 082 330 4111

T 021 531 3041 C 079 529 6939

Rentals

T 021 531 3041 C 079 066 3716

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