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48 | February 2015

HAROLD WINEARLS

RETIRED GM OF PINEWOOD VILLAGE

SPICY BUTTER Heleen BEAN BITES Meyer

CYCLISTS Community FOR CANSA Travellers

SANCCOB Out and TOURS About


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WELCOME Left: The editor with SANCCOB Tour Guide Talia at the rescue and rehabilitation facility in Tableview. Tame penguin "Skipper" was very interested in the camera! See the Out and About article page 16 for more.

Above: Great White Pelican

BIRDS IN PINELANDS

LOCAL IS LEKKER!

Max Schutte

These giant birds are common around Cape Town's wetlands where they hunt for fish, and are often seen circling in the thermals over Pinelands. In recent years they have become very opportunistic in their feeding habits and large groups have frequented chicken and pig farms on the Cape Flats where they feed on discarded offal. This bonus food supply has allowed the population to grow and birds fly all the way from Cape Town to Dassen Island off Yzerfontein on the West Coast to feed their chicks. They only breed at this one site in the Cape, where they have started to become a nuisance to conservation, as they have learnt to feed on the endangered cormorant nestlings there. 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.

About the cover: Jed Johnson and Cameron Stuart at the Blyde River Canyon view point, during their second epic cycle ride to raise awareness for CANSA. "Jed and I were awestruck with this view. It's places like this that make us wish we had more time off the bikes to explore." Smaller pic on the cover: An epic road between Chimanimani and Cashel in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. "This road was a highlight for us, the views were spectacular and we didn’t see a single car that day." See page 10 for more of their story.

POSITION AVAILABLE Super-organised, experienced administrator required for small office in Pinelands. Excellent computer (Excel, MSWord) and people skills, love of numbers and multi-tasker. No timewasters. Send a two page CV and informative cover letter to workstation07@gmail.com.

We are well into the new year, but this is the first chance we have had to wish our readers health, happiness and success in the year ahead. We hope it's a great year for you. Pinelands is a sought-after suburb for prospective home owners, because of its proverbial village lifestyle, its excellent schools and range of retirement homes. Looking through this edition, it is dominated by stories on these themes – They may not be the most glamorous of topics, but they are the stuff of everyday, real life of most residents. So, we will continue to tell you more about your fellow Pinelanders during the year and hope you learn something surprising about that person you thought you knew so well, or introduce you to someone you didn't know about. If you know of anyone we should feature, please do let us know. We love hearing from you. As Glynnis and I do not have children, we did not have a connection to the "school people" network before starting the Muse. We do now have a lot of contact with schools and it is interesting for us to realise the connections between people through this. Reading the captions on photos for school stories may sound dull, but it is interesting to see familiar surnames and see the likeness in the children to the parents we know. It helps to round out our understanding of them and their lives beyond the business relationships we have. Local is lekker! Enjoy the new edition!

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: March 2015 Content Deadline: 20 February 2015

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

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Open day tours will be at 8:30am and 11:00 am. Entrance in Richmond Avenue, Pinelands. Call 021 531 3414.

14 February

Come to the Congregational Church, Nerine Avenue, Pinelands 7405 from 9.3011am. Email info@graceprimary.org or visit www.facebook.com/GracePrimarySchool or www.graceprimary.org.

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CONSULTING HOURS 9am - 5:30pm CALL • 021 686 5093

DENTAL SURGEON

From 7pm at the First Pinelands Scout Hall. Tickets are R250 per couple and include champagne, food and a DJ for the music. No under 18's. Support this fund raiser for scouts to attend the 2015 jamboree in Japan. Contact Angela: angeahlers@telkomsa.net

22 February

THORNTON METHODIST CHURCH CELEBRATES 60 YEARS

Thornton Methodist Church will be celebrating 60 years of service to the Lord in a celebration service at 9:30am. All Thornton Methodist Church worshippers past and present are welcome.

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PINELANDS NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN DAY

The Pinelands Lions Club is seeking men and women to make a difference in their local community. Come and learn more about the club and its projects, at the Lions Club House, Clyde Pinelands, Ringwood Drive, at 7pm. Call Shannon 083 414 9171 or email pinelandslions50@gmail.com.

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11 March

PINELANDS TEDDIES CELEBRATE 25 YEARS

1st Pinelands Teddies and Mother Ted warmly invite all past Pinelands Teddies to a Teddy Bear's Picnic, to celebrate their Den’s Silver Jubilee (1989 – 2014) at Pinelands Guide Hall, 9 Central Square, at 4pm for 4.30pm. RSVP by 17th February. Call Mrs Ghadija Lawrence, 021 531 1872 or 073 976 9922 on Tues/Wed/Thurs between 9am and 4pm, or e-mail ggcw@telkomsa.net.

25 Feb 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, at 7pm. Call 073 207 7022 or 072 040 7563.

14 March

GRACE PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN DAY

15 March

LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS

Wynberg Rotary Club’s annual charity fundraiser, Last Night of the Proms, promises to celebrate their 30th anniversary in rousing style with the theme “The Pearls of Proms”. Richard Cock will conduct the orchestra and choirs in the City Hall on Sunday 15 March. There will be a matinee and an evening show and tickets will be sold at R200 and R250 through Computicket from mid-February.

Competition Winners Thank you for the good response to the December 2014 competitions in the Muse. If you didn't win - better luck next time. Congratulations to the lucky winners:

TOP TO TOE: Lesley Jennings AURORA: Jenny Watt CRAFT FAIR: Deirdre Oosthuizen SUBLIME: Yvonne Collins MONTAGUE: Kezia Paulse FABLES: Melony De Waal PHOTOGRAPHICS: Lynn Stevens THE REAL TOY CO: Lily Rabie I’LL DO IT: Louise Berry CHERRY BLOSSOM: Erin Rae

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Reflections and Predictions Pat Peat Kathy Anderson 083 290 1331 083 987 7673 Mandy Butler 079 499 3351 RENTALS

So what can we expect for 2015?

Recently Sold Thornton R1.400m

It would appear that we are starting the New Year with the residential market still on a broadly strengthening activity thread, with stock constraints continuing to drive prices. A minor concern is that affordability levels may start deteriorating as the increase in income levels is not keeping pace with the increase in property prices. Sellers must remain realistic with their asking prices if they are serious about selling their homes.

Pinelands R740 000 Thornton R750 000

If we look at 2014 the average increase in property prices in Pinelands was 6.2%. In Thornton prices increased by 13.5% and in Sectional Title by nearly 15.1%. This was to be expected as demand for lower priced accommodation surged. Unit sales fell from 144 to 129 in Pinelands, remained the same in Thornton at 51 units and increased slightly in Sectional Title from 66 to 70. There were 19 sales of properties priced above R3m which was the same number as last year.

The rental market continues to be active and the demand for accommodation continues to rise with rentals expecting to increase by 8% this year. At the time of writing we do not have a single tenant in arrears.

Should you wish to sell or rent your home please contact any of our agents for a free market estimate of your home.

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It is always interesting to reflect on past predictions for the residential market in which I said that prices would continue to escalate, and that demand would continue to outstrip supply. Where I went wrong was that I thought the interest rates would rise more than they did.


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PINEHURST WINS FIRST PRIZE IN THE COLLECT-A-CAN COMPETITION

THE PINEHURST CHALLENGE

Collect-a-Can’s annual CAN Craze Competition challenges all individuals and groups with creative minds to build the best inventive structures from 300 or more used cans for a chance to win their share of R60 000 in prize money. The competition runs from July to September annually. This year the first prize of R30 000 was won by Pinehurst Primary School in the Western Cape who sculpted a beautiful whale that included fine detail of sea life and artistic skills. Below: The winning whale sculpture and Mrs Cheryl Gleeson (Gr 7 Teacher) who co-ordinates the can collection and design.

Above: Pinehurst children (from left to right), Salmaan Parker, Thomas O’Kennedy, Logan Gray (Cancer survivor), Travis Sharp, and Mika-eel Parker, with Sister Brown at the back. Pinehurst Primary School pupils donated their Sunflower Fund Bandanas to be sewn together by 5 volunteer mothers, into five double sided duvet covers, which were donated to the OncologyHaematology Ward G1 at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. Pinehurst challenges other schools and organisations to match their efforts for this hospital ward which has many needs, including pillow and duvet inners.

ST GEORGE’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOUNDED 1848

Open Day: Thursday 19 February 2015

09:00 Pre-school | 11:00 High School | 12:00 Prep School | 16:00 High School

Congratulations to the Class of 2014 100% pass rate with 90% of learners achieving Bachelors passes. 89 As & 80 Bs. One of the top 20 schools in the Western Cape. For more information or to book a tour to visit our vibrant campus, please email Sheryl on admissions@sggs.co.za

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PINELANDS HIGH SCHOOL PREFECTS 2015

Pinelands High School Prefects 2015: From left to right Back: Ellen-Anne Williams, Matthew Siebritz, Nathan Duvel, Tina Le Fleur (Head Girl), Justin Vallay (Deputy Head Boy), Jason Bowers, Siebe Schoneveld. Front: Michaela Daries, Damian Dryding, Caitlin Farmer, India Louw, Luvuyo Cindi (Head Boy), Savannah Pillay (Deputy Head Girl), Andrea Leader, Samantha Naldrett.

FANTASTIC MATRIC RESULTS AT PHS Pinelands High School had 180 students in the class of 2014. They achieved a 100% pass rate with 143 achieving a Bachelor’s pass. The top achiever was Sam Pothier with 8 distinctions, and a phenomenal 96% for AP Maths. He was followed by Tiffany Henning, Ridge Swartz and Joshua Cornell all of whom achieved 6 distinctions.

Pinelands High School Academic Full Colours (from left to right) Rebecca Jansen van Rensburg, Katharina Gensicke, Carissa Butcher, Justine Klein, Tiffany Henning, Brandon Addison, Ashieq Amien, Sam Pothier and Ridge Swartz. Absent: Joshua Cornell and Chad Brache.

PINELANDS LIBRARY CHRISTMAS TREAT On Monday, 15 December 2014, the beautifully decorated Hall at Pinelands Library was the scene of a lively Festive Lunch and Party for the children and Staff of the Linawo Children’s Home. The happy occasion was sponsored by the Staff and Friends of Pinelands Library with additional donations from the public. The event included a delicious lunch, party snacks, entertainment and a visit by Father Christmas, who delivered gifts and many a hearty “Ho Ho Ho”! This was certainly an event worth repeating.

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TENNIS CLUB Beginners to top league players. 7 to 70 years

GREAT 8 courts, change rooms, FACILITIES clubhouse, licenced pub, resident physiotherapist

COACHING for juniors to adults A SOCIAL Social tennis and leagues SPORT Midweek and weekends CONTACT

Regular social functions

Secretary Merle Blakey-Milner 083 270 4115 Coach Norman McCarthy 083 593 1385

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BLING EVENING AT PINELANDS TENNIS CLUB ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER The Pinelands Tennis Club (PTC) 2014 annual dinner took on the theme of bling with members joining in with outrageous dress and jewellery. Club members were recognised for their achievements during the year, and trophies were presented to the winners of the club championships that had been played the same afternoon. Apart from the tournament winners, the Club has special awards for members who have been notable during the year. They are nominated by popular vote and the Executive Committee then chooses the winners. The characteristics include Sportsmanship male & female, Club Spirit, Most Improved Player, Personality and Dedicated League Player. Some of the awards go back 50 years

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PTC Juniors achieving Western Province Provincial Colours: From Left to Right: Megan Phillipson; Makayla Loubser; Rohan Loubser; Thando Longwe-Smit; Liam Walker; Joshua Roberts; Grant Joubert. Makayla Loubser was selected by Tennis SA to participate in the U12 Canada Le Blanc Cup and Thando Longwe-Smit was selected for the U13 team to USA.

HELEN KELLER SOCIETY KNITTING GROUP DONATES TO UKUTHEMBA FOUNDATION HOME The Knitting Group at the Helen Keller Society gave a donation of blankets and teddy bears, knitted by the residents, to the children at the Ukuthemba foundation family home in Pinelands. Not sure who was more thrilled, but the children and the staff were very grateful for the donations and Mrs Smit and Mrs du Toit from the Society just loved the children. "It is a wonderful, safe home and all the children are very well taken care of and are happy! It is so nice to see. Congratulations to Jenny for all her hard work", said Mrs du Toit. The Ukuthemba Foundation in conjunction with home from home aims to provide safe and caring, permanent homes, for children from situations of extreme poverty, drug abuse or families affected by AIDS. In this environment a few children with a house mother, can be nurtured, attend local schools and be integrated into society with love, education and protection. If you would like to donate items they need contact Jenny@ukuthemba.org. See ukuthemba.org.

PTC tournament winners: From Left to Right: Cindy Dorrington winner Ladies Singles, Norman McCarthy (Club Coach) Rup Singles and winner Mixed Doubles with Makayla; Makayla Loubser; Hayley Nel winner Ladies Doubles with Makayla, Nic Kulenkampf winner Mens Singles. Special awards: From Left to Right: Heidi De Sousa – Most dedicated league player (Brian Addison Trophy); Ilse McCarthy – Sportmanship (Shirley De Wet Trophy); Mario Calvert – Sportsmanship (Basil Impey Trophy); Delwyn Stoltz – Club Spirit (Seymour Pearson Trophy); Alistair Wylie – Personality (Bob Low Trophy). Not in picture Marno Stander – Most Improved Player (Jack Mortley Trophy)

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Pinelands & Thornton

021 531 0773 Central Square | Pinelands

www.jawitz.co.za Richard Smith 083 557 7515

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Should you be thinking of selling your property or just in need of a valuation, contact us and be guaranteed of quality service.

Asking prices shown. E&OE

A SELECTION OF PROPERTIES SOLD BY US IN 2014 PINELANDS

Links Drive R4 950 000

Days Walk R4 950 000

Ajax Way R2 950 000

Margaret Ave R2 650 000

Woodside R2 600 000

Martindale R2 595 000

Spring Gardens R2 550 000

Camp R2 450 000

Victory R2 300 000

Keurboom R1 850 000

Duiker R1 800 000

THORNTON

Vuurpyl R1 450 000

Vuurpyl R1 420 000

Protea R1 395 000

Arixoma R1 375 000

Oleander R1 375 000

Protea R1 375 000

Matopo R1 320 000

Rifle Range R1 295 000

Long Boat R1 150 000

Oregon R750 000

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CANNONS CREEK GRADE 7S IN HIGH SCHOOL

I will offer you cash for any of these items:

GOLD (even scrap gold) remember when you lost that

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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When school opened this year, the Cannons Creek Grade 7s found themselves in high school and not as the seniors of the primary school, as would previously have been the case. This brings Cannons Creek in line with international practice where year seven is usually part of the high school. The main reason for the change is that the grade 7 curriculum is, in fact, part of the high school syllabus. In South Africa, a child is expected to complete 12 years of formal schooling. This is broken into four phases of three years each. The last two phases, the General Education and Training (GET) phase (grades 7, 8 and 9) and the Further Education and Training (FET) phase (grades 10, 11 and 12) are designed to be part of the high school programme, yet, in South Africa we still place grade 7 in the primary school environment.

Above: Grade 7 with teacher Mr James Cripps The age for school entrance is now higher than it used to be, with the result that pupils have often “outgrown” primary school half way through their grade 7 year. This move has enabled Cannons Creek to run their High School on the basis of an integrated Middle School and Senior School allowing the teaching and extra-curricular programmes to be more appropriately differentiated. Mr James Cripps, a specialist Grade 7 teacher who has previously taught in the United States and at St Andrews Prep School in Grahamstown, joined Cannons Creek this year as the new Grade 7 teacher. The Grade 7s are loving their new school experience where, even though they are in high school, great care has been taken to ensure that the transition goes smoothly and that they do not simply get thrown in the deep end.

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A RICH HISTORY - FIRST PINELANDS CUB PACK

Scouts is a worldwide organisation that has been around for over one hundred years and has 31 million current members. First Pinelands Scout Troop was started in 1923 by Mr Blomkamp who later became Mayor of Pinelands in 1960. The garden city grew rapidly into the Uitvlugt Forest, and the troop’s scouting was done in the bush at the western end of Pinelands. The troop has a CALL For an experienced rich history and is still very active today! First Pinelands Scouts meet once a week Richard Wylie PC Technician in the on a Friday for pack meetings at the hall 072 195 9499 Pinelands area at next to the oval and venture further afield 083 961 6205 reasonable rates. some weeks to explore the peninsula. Cubs COST: R150 includes up to 1 hour of work. follow the Cub trail where they learn new If any more time is required I will give you skills, play games, complete creative crafts, a quote after diagnosing the problem. and participate in community projects. Along their journey they make new friends and acquire a number of badges. They are encouraged to do their best as they play, sing and build things with friends, discover and RichardWylie-M5-048.indd 1 23/01/201 explore new places, plants, animals, cultures and technologies, camp or have a sleepover. The accompanying images show a few of the First Pinelands Cub Pack activities in 2014. Model boat building from recyclable materials being one of them, and of course the models needed to be tested in a real race on real water! The wet but very successful Hawequas Camp, was where proficiency at an array of knots was learnt and great fun was had on the sleepover at Appleton camp on Signal Hill! If you are a boy or a girl between the ages of 7 and 10 and enjoy having fun, making Cape Town Office Pinelands Branch Office friends and learning a wide variety of new 3rd Floor, Vunani Chambers 17 Mountbatten Avenue things, perhaps you would like to join First 33 Church Street, Pinelands Pinelands Scouts. Visit the pack twice to Cape Town Cape Town get a feel for it and see if it’s for you before To schedule an appointment contact Andre Snyman on becoming a fully fledged First Pinelands Cub. 021 422 1241 or email info@lamprecht-attorneys.co.za Call Akela Sam Troost at 021 531 9377 or email akela@firstpinelands.org. Website: www.lamprecht-attorneys.co.za

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This home offers extra, large living room with doors to protected pool and garden. 3 Bedrooms (mes) plus study. 2 Single garages. Carol Torr 083 458 9808 • Web 302409089

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Cameron Stuart and Jed Johnson have successfully completed their second “Wings at our feet” cycle ride to raise awareness and support for CANSA. Their first journey was featured in the March 2013 edition of the Muse where they cycled 2 234 km from Cape Town to Kosi Bay. Taking up from where they left off, Jed and Cameron flew to Richards Bay, where they set off on the road to Harare. The planned route took them through Swaziland, the Blyde River Canyon and then through Beit Bridge into Zimbabwe. They then cycled up the Eastern border of Zimbabwe to Harare. In their video “Africa Awaits” they comment “Adventure brings freedom to the soul, and allows us to break the confines of city life”. Cameron is in his third year of photography studies, and Jed is doing property studies

at UCT. They relied on the generosity of the locals for information and places to stay and as before were not disappointed. Support CANSA www.cansa.org.za. Above: Jed cycling through a natural forest in the Bvumba mountains near Mutare.

Rain Water: Catching rain water from a tin shelter along the N2, between Richard's Bay and Swaziland, was noted by a local person who reprimanded the cyclists and gave them “clean” water from a bucket in their spaza store.

Chameleon: This was on the worst stretch of road to cycle on in Zimbabwe. It had the highest density of heavy traffic, but no shoulder to ride on. "This little critter was trying to gap it across the tar so we stopped to ferry him across," says Cameron.

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Above: Jordan Napier, Leah Jacobs, Leah Jones,Cassidy Roman, Casey Williams,Jessica Khan, Bianca da Silva, Jessie Hendricks, Dayna Bailey and Asanda Makaluza The community initiative at the Blue School was started by Mr Ryan Porter and Miss Tamsin Carelse. The first project, a shoe drive, collected an overwhelming 1502 pairs of shoes in 4 days. The next drive was on the 5th December called "Buckets of Love" where the children packed 500 buckets for

Catholic Welfare Development. It was hot and the buckets were heavy, but there were no complaints, in this, their first exposure to real voluntary work. This is their first official year, and there will be a number of collection drives, and loads to learn, but the passion to give back is what they strive for.

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Top Achievers at SGGS: The Principal of St George's Grammar High School, Mrs Michelle Sylvester (middle), was exceptionally proud of the Class of 2014 who achieved a 100% pass rate. She is seen here with the school's top performing student, Robin Visser (left), who got nine distinctions and Storm Johnson who got five distinctions.

The St George’s Grammar School Matric class of 2014 achieved a 100% pass rate, with 90% achieving Bachelor passes. There were 89 distinctions, with top performers being Robin Visser with nine distinctions (and six subjects’ with marks over 90%); and Keenan Wong with seven distinctions, (and two subjects with marks above 90%). Further congratulations go to Pierre Bosch, Ameerah Camroodien, Joshua Chapple,

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Juliet Corder, Storm Johnson and Aslam Khan who all got five distinctions each, and Quanita Figueira, Jaymee Fowler and Nicholas Leon, who each got four distinctions. The Class of 2014 has really done themselves (and the school) very proud and have lived up to the words of Kurt Hahn, the founder of the Round Square Association of Schools: “There is more in us than we know.”

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Cannons Creek Independent School is very proud of the Class of 2014 who once again achieved a 100% pass rate. 84.2% of the school’s 20 matriculants obtained a Bachelor’s Endorsement. Six of the 19 Matric pupils who completed the exams achieved A aggregates. (One pupil could not complete the exams due to illness). The Principal, Mr Mike van Haght, said that he was very happy with the results as the class of 20 Matric pupils accumulated 57 distinctions among them. There was one pupil with 7A’s, one with 6A’s, three with 5 A’s, and a host with 4 and 3 A’s. Every matriculant bar three, scored at least one A which is a wonderful achievement. The top achiever is Matthew Greenwood with an aggregate of 88.4%, followed by YounSuk Choi with 86%, Minjung Choung with 85.4%, Timon Prins with 85.1%, Tayla Johnson with 82.7% and Kelsey Guest with 81%. Matthew is planning to

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Cannons Creek has also been awarded R10 000 from the Western Cape Education Department for Excellence in Academic Performance. The award is made to all schools in the province, including independent schools that achieved outstanding academic results in 2014 based on the consistent number of Grade 12 candidates, an overall pass rate of at least 95%, bachelors degree passes 80% and above, and mathematics passes 60% .

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LEARNING TO ACCEPT THAT PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT AND HAVE DIFFERING NEEDS By Carol Booth Principal of Cannons Creek Independent School One of the most difficult things in life is to teach our children that each child receives different things in life for a reason.

WHAT IS FAIR?

There is a lovely story of three children wishing to see a sport match but were unable to see over the wall, because they were not tall enough.ww Each child at home, received from their mother a box. Each child received a box of a different size. The smallest child got the biggest box and the other two children were not happy about the situation. The tallest child received the smallest box and this was seen to be most unfair. The middle child, after listening to the arguments of the two other children just took the medium size box and in reality it was the only one left. It was only when they got to the sports ground that they realised why their mother had done what she had. Each child received the correct box to achieve the same goal – to ensure that each child was the same height to be able to peer over the wall. Each child got what was needed in order to achieve the same goal. Therefore, we need to treat each and every child according to their specific needs.

When a child attends school the same principle applies. Just because another child has an item which is different to what our child may have, and possibly more expensive; one has to ask if one really needs the branded and more expensive item? Most of the time, the answer is no. We need to teach our children that there is always a reason for children being different and sometimes having things that our children may not.

MEDICAL NEEDS

If one has a child who for medical reasons needs to have a snack in class to control the sugar levels, it does not mean that all children need to have a snack too. One has to explain this to children – that in order to receive the same result one has to do different things i.e. the aim is to get each child healthy and able to work in class.

CELEBRATE INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Children who attend full time after-care would receive different things compared to children who are there for only an hour. The children who are there for a short period of time have the lovely experience of going home early with the parents. The child who has to wait the whole afternoon for their parents, will have more exciting activities done with them so that they also have the time where the teachers (in place of the parents) do activities with them. We need to teach them that this is what life is all about.

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Harold, born in Pinelands in 1947, is one of three sons born to Jimmy and Sheila Winearls. Harold's father was on the board of Garden Cities and his mother was instrumental in the establishment of the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service, and was also a strong petitioner, going from door to door collecting signatures for what is now The Howard Centre. Harold was baptised at St Stephen's Church where his parents were members.

PINEWOOD VILLAGE IN THE BEGINNING

Harold remembers the early days of Pinewood Village well. They were not easy as the agreement between UCT and the ARP&P meant that the building of the units began in 1994 at a time when the country's political situation was changing and there was a great deal of uncertainty about the future. For the project to work, units had to be sold before they were built. The area which was previously a UCT sports field was ploughed up and just when building was progressing there was heavy flooding turning the area into an ugly quagmire. Early photographs show how the first residents knuckled down with their green fingers to turn the grounds into a place of beauty very quickly. Up until today the gardens are spectacular and a great area of pride for the residents. Long time staff member Yvonne Ellis works at reception,

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RETIREMENT PLANS Harold is an extensive reader with a love for books on politics and autobiographies. On his trips to visit his brother Christopher who is a renal specialist at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, he has collected books to build up his home library, so yes, reading is on his retirement list, as are the UCT summer school lectures that he enjoys attending. Travel is part of Harold's list and he has the enviable opportunity to visit his brother Nicholas a financial consultant in Monaco – bringing with it a chance to see the Formula One Grand Prix as it whizzes through the streets in May this year. For local holidays Harold can take a break to his house in Pringle Bay – and one day he will sort out the Canadian stamp collection bequeathed to him by a second cousin.

PINEWOOD VILLAGE Harold describes Pinewood Village as a unique community where people can build up strong relationships to support one another; where there is assisted care for those that need it; and where there is local entertainment such as socials in the dining room, a snooker table and a horticultural society that helps residents to excel in the

creation of the most beautiful gardens. He chuckles that some of his school teachers live at the village! He is thinking of Betty Gable his sub A school teacher at the Red school in 1953.

ADVICE FOR RETIREMENT PLANNING.

Usually pensioners and retirees think of moving, simply to downsize when all the children have left home; and go to a place where there is good security and possibly assisted living and / or frail care facilities. Harold suggests that one does not leave it too late to think and look for a place to go to in your sunset years. Do some long term planning – start looking at about 67 years of age, be ready to move at 70, with 75 being a good age to move into a village. Look to stay in the area that you know and where you have friends. Beware of places with too many steps. Make sure there is a dentist and a medical facility nearby. Check the infrastructure for activities that appeal to you – walking groups, golf, bowling. Meals are also important. Something like a carvery once a month is a good meal to look forward to and one where you could invite guests to share a meal. Harold will be taking up residence in a house in Pinewood Village as he relinquishes the reigns of management to the new incumbent Karen Rae. We wish them both all the best in the new phases of their lives. 

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Photograph and interview: Glynnis Schutte

Harold Winearls at the memorial to Vic Broad, a founder of Pinewood Village who along with founder Len Read had the vision for the establishment of Pinewood Village.

Long time member of the Pinelands community, Harold Winearls retired from his position as General Manager at Pinewood Village at the end of 2014. He recalls the very first phases of the building of the estate at which time he had an office in the first one-bedroom house built in 1994. The project was born from an agreement between UCT and the Retired Persons and Pensioners Association, at a time when the political climate made it difficult to convince prospective buyers to invest in property at Pinewood Village.


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UNDERSTANDING RETIREMENT ANNUITIES By Sue Torr Director at Crue Consulting

The entrance of unit trust companies has breathed new life and variety into the sphere of retirement annuities. Over and above the refreshing flexibility afforded by these unit trust companies, their reporting is much more transparent and the costs have been substantially reduced so that you can now invest in a unit trust-based RA for a total cost of 1.75% per year, with no upfront commissions being paid to insurance brokers. Legislation governing retirement annuities has also been amended to allow investors to more easily move their RAs between product providers without having to pay massive costs.

WHAT IS A RETIREMENT ANNUITY?

Simply put, a retirement annuity is a tax-efficient investment vehicle for your retirement that allows you to build capital during your working years so that you have enough money to enjoy the same standard of living when you retire.

WHO SHOULD CONSIDER AN RA?

• People who are self-employed. • Employees who do not receive pension or provident fund benefits from their employer. • Employees who earn a significant amount of non-pensionable income and want to ramp up their retirement funding. • Anyone with a retirement funding shortfall wishing to take advantage of the RA tax-break offered by the government.

TAX AND ESTATE ADVANTAGES OF A RA

Legislation allows one to invest 15% of one’s taxable income – less any amount that is being contributed towards a pension or provident fund – tax–free into a retirement annuity. Also the investment returns earned on RAs do not attract income tax nor capital gains tax. Money invested in a retirement annuity is deemed to fall outside of your estate and can therefore not be touched by creditors. Although not necessarily a disadvantage, RA investors may not access the money in their RA until age 55.

THE FLEXIBILITY OF UNIT TRUST STYLE RAs

Unlike the old-style insurance-based RAs, the new unit trust-based RAs are incredibly flexible. One can change the level of your monthly contributions, or

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This graph reflects the % of John’s income that he would need to invest for retirement starting at age 25, 35 and 45. even take a contribution holiday if needed. Investors are also permitted to make lump sum contributions into their RA, offering the perfect opportunity to invest one’s bonuses or additional commissions. 28 February marks the end of the 2014/2015 tax year, and most investors use this opportunity to maximise their allowable tax-free retirement annuity investments. Long-term, consistent retirement annuity contributions will average off any market fluctuations over one’s investment period.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY RA AT RETIREMENT?

When you retire, you are able to withdraw one third of your RA investment as a lump sum. Of this, the first R500 000 is tax-free (assuming no other lump sums are taken from other retirement fund investments), with the balance being taxed on a favourable sliding scale. The remaining two thirds of your investment must be used to purchase an annuity which will provide you with an income during your retirement.

START INVESTING FOR RETIREMENT ASAP

The best time to start funding for retirement is with your first pay cheque. If you haven’t already started, then the second best time is now.

JOHN'S EXAMPLE

To understand the cost of delaying your retirement funding, consider this example: John is 25 years old and earns an after-tax income of R14 000 per month. He currently contributes 15% of his pensionable income (R2 100) per month towards a retirement annuity, with the intention of retiring at age 65. If his investment premiums increased annually with inflation (assumed at 6%), he would have a capital amount of around R43 million (around R4 million present value) at retirement which would be sufficient to provide him with his desired post-retirement income. If John were to delay saving for retirement until he reached age 35, he would then need to invest 30% of his pensionable income to achieve the same result. If he were to delay saving for a further 10 years (i.e. he only starts investing at age 45), he would need to invest a whopping 66% of his pensionable income to achieve the same investment outcome. See illustrated graph above. 

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ALL PROJECTS ARE OWNER SUPERVISED

RENOVATIONS

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

CLIVE FLETCHER

083 453 3399

021 531 8674 082 963 3992

Pinelands Resident

“Clive FixIt”

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

email • clivefletchercs@gmail.com

REEDWORTH POOL RENOVATORS CALL · 083 521 8271 · 021 712 3011 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

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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since 1995

RND

ELECTRICAL pty (ltd)

RYAN 072 381 6142 DAVIES 021 637 0593

ryanneildavies@gmail.com

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

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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FOOD FROM THE HEART By Heleen Meyer

Pinelands resident, foodie and author of Food from the Heart, and the new Make 5 /Maak 5.

SPICY BUTTER BEAN BITES 1 x 410 g tin butter beans, drained and rinsed 1 small onion, grated 10 ml (2 tsp) grated lemon rind 30 ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice 10 ml (2 tsp) ground cumin 10 ml (2 tsp) ground coriander 2,5-5 ml (½-1 tsp) mild curry powder 45 ml (3 tbsp) chopped fresh parsley or coriander 15 ml (1 tbsp) dried origanum 30 ml (2 tbsp) wholewheat flour 1 egg, beaten 1,2 ml (¼ tsp) salt pepper to taste 30 ml (2 tbsp) sunflower or olive oil 1. Place all the ingredients, except the oil, in a mixing bowl. Mash with a fork or a potato masher until smoother. Season with more pepper and lemon juice if preferred. 2. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry spoonfuls of the mixture until golden underneath and turn as it starts to set. Fry for a few more minutes. 3. Reduce heat and cover with a lid to allow to cook through for 1-2 minutes. Spoon out and repeat with remaining mixture and oil. 4. Serve for supper with a starch of your choice, lemon wedges and fresh fruit or veggies. They are delicious hot or cold, and great in a wholewheat pita or wrap, with low-fat yoghurt and a salsa made with cucumber, tomato and red or yellow peppers – perfect for supper or a lunch box. Tip 1. If the curry flavour is too strong for your kids, substitute the curry powder with dried mixed herbs.

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Food Image: Neville Lockhart Portrait: Neville Lockhart

Recipe from Cooking from the heart 2 Serves 4

Best of Beans Childhood memories of my school lunch boxes are varied. I recall soggy jam sandwiches, then the cheese– and–sandwich–spread phase and an on–off relationship with peanut butter. I remember enjoying large chunks of green sweet peppers (the colourful ones were not so popular then), cucumber and tomatoes as well as fruit. My best ever, was cold bobotie and chutney on a sandwich – a real treat. What’s yours? These days there are so many ready–to– buy options for lunch boxes – something we very seldom had, just because it wasn’t available. Ok, and because homemade was healthier. Yes, shop-bought options are convenient, no doubt, but we need to be conscious of the fact that these can be packed with salt, sugar or other preservatives which is not ideal. By planning the whole family’s lunch boxes one can have a good balance between

healthy options, treats and nibbles that don’t require lots of effort or cost. Try to pack something from each of the most important food groups. A protein keeps you full, so a meat ball, piece of cold chicken or fish cake is easy to eat. Biltong and droëwors are quick to pack, but can be very salty. Fruit and veggies are great for a lunch box. They add texture, colour, juiciness and lots of vitamins and minerals to keep you going. Unrefined, high-fibre carbohydrates are great to fill you up and it doesn’t have to be a sandwich. Add some variety by packing a piece of corn on the cob, small potato in the skin or mealie fritters. Make a double batch of these spicy bean bites for supper and pack the rest as a protein–carb bite for the next day. Beans are inexpensive, full of fibre and a good source of protein and if you have picky eaters, the bit of curry masks the fact that it’s beans. See the tip with the recipe.

Make your life easy with Make five

Heleen’s latest recipe book Make five/ Maak vyf inspires us all to use our everyday ingredients in five delicious and interesting ways. Not only are the recipes easy and versatile, but there are lots of practical tips on how to cook good food that is good for the whole family to enjoy. Including lots of ways to live greener as well. To order your own copy of Maak vyf/ Make five or for more information on any of her books, visit www.heleenmeyer.co.za or email her on heleen.m@iafrica.com.

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Local expertise, national presence, international audience Christo +27 (0)76 164 4483 Sharon +27 (0)82 920 2217 Office +27 (0)21 531 3464

*asking prices

CHRISTO & SHARON VAN RENSBURG TOP AWARD ACHIEVERS Linda Erasmus, CEO Fine & Country, Sub Sahara Africa, congratulates Christo & Sharon van Rensburg: TOP AWARD ACHIEVERS.

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

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

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PINELANDS

New Release. Sole Mandate. CHANCE PAR EXCELLENCE. Prime spot in Olde Pinelands. Big lounge, dining room opens to stoep, spacious kitchen. 1 full bathroom, separate loo. 3 double bedrooms, outside accommodation.

R3 500 000

New Release. Sole Mandate. A HOME WINNER. Contemporary class, open plan lounge, dining room, family room, indoor/outdoor flow to patio and pool. Beautiful kitchen, 5 bedrooms, study, 3 bathrooms (stunning mes).

PINELANDS

R2 400 000

New Release. Sole Mandate. FIND OF THE MONTH. Modern, open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen, separate laundry. 3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths (mes). Pool, outside room, garage, 4 car carport. Near main shops and schools.

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New Release. Sole Mandate. HIT THE JACKPOT. Architect designed, well cared-for, 1149m² erf. Lounge, dining room, family room. 4 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (mes), guest cloak. Garage. Cannons Creek School location.

R2 490 000

PINELANDS R2 500 000 Sole Mandate. Meerlust

PINELANDS R2 500 000 Sole Mandate. Forest Drive

PINELANDS R745 000 Sole Mandate. Symington Court

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PINELANDS R16 500pm Sole Mandate.

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New Release. Sole Mandate. FLAT IN CULEMBORG BLOCK. Sunny, mountain views in popular block. 1 Double bedroom, 1 bathroom. Lounge opens to enclosed balcony. One garaged parking bay and one open parking bay.

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Sole Mandate. BUSINESS FOR SALE. Beautifully renovated Coffee Shop. Available to buy as is with all furniture, fittings and stock. Excellent location in a busy centre. Seller is very serious.

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New Release. THE JEWEL OF PINELANDS. Volumes of space, 2916m² erf. Elegant lounge, sunroom, dining room, family room. Inside 4 beds, 2 baths (mes). Plus cottage, flat, dbl garage, pool. Upper class.

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

Pinelands

R3,600,000

Pinelands

R2,495,000

Pinelands

R1,850,000

Pinelands

R2,650,000

Pinelands

R15,000pm

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R24,000pm

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Not a cent to be spent on this recently renovated home, quality throughout. Entrance hall to spacious o/p living, dining room, kitchen and scullery. Separate large lounge, onto undercover patio and garden. 3 bedrooms (bics) 2 full bathrooms, (mes) plus guest loo. Double garage. Call Dave Brown or Peter Lovell

Dual living or work from home. Corner plot near Old Mutual. 3 Beds, family bath, o/p lounge/ dining room, fitted kitchen. Separate cottage with lounge, kitchen and bath. Double garage. View WMP4697 Call Dave Brown or Peter Lovell

Spacious family home. Close to shops and schools. Entrance to large lounge and dining room, kitchen, breakfast room. 3 Double bedrooms 2 bathrooms (mes). Tandem garage and bathroom (cottage potential). Needs upgrading - excellent investment. Call Dave Brown or Peter Lovell

Family home offering security & space. 3 double bedrooms with bics, and bathrooms. Open plan dining room and lounge with fireplace. Kitchen has plenty of cupboard and counter space. View WMP4738 Call Roxy Pugh

New Release In Howard’s End. Face Brick Lock up ‘n Go in 24hr security village. Entrance to lounge/dining room, o/p kitchen. 3 beds (bics) (mes), separate family bathroom. Wind free patio and garden, Large single garage, laundry area. View WMP4742 Call Dave Brown or Peter Lovell

Magnificent family home. Excellent security. 2 Lounges, 2 dining areas. 4 Dbl bedrooms with bics, full family bathroom & ensuite with shower. Pool. Bachelor flatlet with kitchen and bathroom. View WMP4736 Call Roxy Pugh

THINKING OF SELLING

We have many qualified buyers looking for homes. Call us for a free valuation with no obligation.

Call Dave Brown or Peter Lovell to find out what we can do for you!

Beautiful older home. Upstairs: 4 dbl beds 2 full baths (mes), study. Downstairs: Large lounge, dining room onto courtyard, kitchen, laundry. Self contained cottage with bedroom, lounge, kitchenette, bathroom, storeroom. Large garden. Call Roxy Pugh

Lorna Francks

Dave Brown

Peter Lovell

Roxy Pugh

Pinelands

Pinelands

Pinelands

Pinelands/Thornton

T 021 531 3041 C 083 659 9333 *asking price

Townhouse in security complex. Newly renovated. The house has 2 double bedrooms, one smaller single room, two bathrooms, open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge. Double garage and small courtyard garden. Call Roxy Pugh

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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