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WELCOME About the cover: Dwindling cheetah habitat and the killing of cheetah by humans has driven this magnificent cat to the brink of extinction. See the article on Cheetah Outreach on page 9. The cheetah is the fastest land animal and can run as fast as 120km per hour. They have a slender body with a tan coat covered with approximately 2 000 small round black spots. The head is small with the distinctive black "tear marks" running from the corner of the eyes down the sides of the nose to the mouth – these are thought to protect the eyes from bright sunlight and thus aid in the hunting process.
Above: Black-browed Albatross
With Winter well and truly set in, we are at last getting some rain to fill the depleted dams for the long summer season ahead. Hopefully, we will not face water rationing on top of electricity outages in the dry months ahead. So, while we endure our water from the skies, the deluge of leaves shed from our trees and plummeting temperatures, take heart from the fact the daylight hours are now starting to become a little longer each day.
Winter is the best time to see albatrosses. They move northwards from the even colder conditions of the subantarctic regions, and often travel half-way around the entire globe to reach the seas off Cape Town. They never come to land, but albatrosses can be seen during winter storms by scanning offshore from places such as Kommetjie with strong binoculars. The most rewarding way to see them is to join a "pelagic" trip, a day trip in a boat in search of offshore trawlers where thousands of seabirds congregate and can be seen from just a few metres away. See www.capetownpelagics.com
The winter coughs, colds and flu seem to have been particularly widespread and nasty this season with many people remarking how long it took to get over them. With this in mind, read some sound advice from our local doctors and therapists about how to avoid and deal with these unwelcome invaders in our Winter Health and Beauty feature inside. As you will read in our Out and About on page 9, we recently spent a day at the Cheetah Outreach in Somerset West. This facility was previously located at Spier Wine Estate before it moved to larger surroundings at Paardevlei, which was the AECI / Somchem explosives factory – that large fenced-off area with the ominous guard towers beside the N2 just before Somerset West. Since the complex closed down the whole area has opened up again and we were surprised by the many positive developments to rehabilitate and develop the land and put it to good public use. Within a couple of years I think it could be an attractive and welcome addition to Cape Town's recreational options. A good model perhaps, for what could be done with the Oude Molen site with some official backing and recognition and the resultant private investment and enterprise which follows? Here's wishing you a warm and healthy winter season. I hope you enjoy this edition!
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A market with a variety of crafts, clothing, jewellery, food and much more, runs from 9am to 2pm on the corner of Campground and Sandown Roads in Rondebosch.
14 August 2015 CAPE WELSH CHOIR
The Cape Welsh Choir are performing at the Pinelands Club on Friday 14 August at 7:30pm. Tickets are R80 each and available from the Club Manager Dave Holland, from 9am – 1pm; and from the duty barman from 1:00pm till closing. Call 021 531 6065.
The cancer support group for ladies is hosted by cancer survivor Catherine, at Peak Inn Guest House, 20 Peak Drive, at 7pm. Call 072 040 7563 or 021 531 3963. The speaker for 29 July is Ronell Adelhelm from Innerstrength.
5 September 2015
ZIP ZAP CIRCUS & THE FUN FACTORY
Zip-zap Circus and Pinehurst present ''The Fun Factory'' at 3pm, at the Zip-Zap Dome, Foreshore, Cape Town (behind Artscape Theatre). Unreserved seats. Discounts for families of 4 or more. Tickets: R80/person. For tickets call Shameema: 082 376 7093 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Janet (bursar) 021 531 2783 or purchase tickets at Pinehurst.
19 September 2015
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This made me think about Real Estate in general and the offerings by various Estate Agencies. How does a seller or buyer actually choose who to use when dealing with probably the greatest single investment that they are about to make or part with. It is probably easier for buyers as they will go with the agency that has the property that they are looking for – not so easy for sellers though.
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On a recent trip to Durban I was reading the inflight magazine and came across an article entitled, A 55 item menu makes my head spin! It referred to restaurants with menus so long that it was difficult to choose. Customers get confused and take an extra long time to place their orders and then when the food arrives, it does not live up to expectations.
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Left: Greg Hofmeyer and Wonga Mtunzi of Pinehurst Primary School were in awe as they followed in the footsteps of Howard Carter, during a visit to the Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures exhibition at Grand West on 25 June 2015.
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Tutankhamun became an Egyptian pharaoh at only 8 years old, and his tomb lay undiscovered in the Valley of Kings for 3 500 years until archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter discovered it in 1922. An exhibition featuring replicas of 10:33 AM burial treasures and a reconstruction of the boy pharaoh's tomb is on display at the SunExhibits Centre at Grand West until 27 September 2015.
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The Out and About article in the July 2015 edition of the Muse featured the Springbok Interactive Experience at the V & A Waterfront. With the Rugby World Cup starting in September, this would be a good time to brush up on your Rugby facts, have a go at the trials area, and generally get in the mood for the big games. To win tickets for a family (two adults and two children) - name the country that won the Web Ellis Cup for each of the following years 1987, 1995 and 2011. Winners announced on 18 August 2015. Send your answers with your name and phone number by 17 August 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to 12 Rhone, Pinelands, 7405.
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PINELANDER, KAILEN NAIDOO, WINS THREE TROPHIES AT THE USA MIXED MARTIAL ARTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
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FOR SALE Kailen Naidoo recently competed in the 2015 US OPEN ISKA World Mixed Martial Arts Championships in Orlando, Florida, USA. He returned home with three second place trophies, from three different categories! Overall, the South African team of 120, including supporters, did very well; securing many first, second and third positions. The trip to the USA gave Kailen great exposure to first world countries and left a major impression on Kailen who would like to broaden his horizons in terms of his personal development. He enjoyed engaging and forging new friendships with competitors from all over the world. The experience has also been a platform to learn about different cultures and serve as an ambassador for South Africans. He is now determined to excel in the next championship. The message to Kailen's peers is to pursue their dreams and believe in themselves. He would like to thank The Muse (see article Muse May 2015); and all his sponsors for making this experience a success.
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Article by Dave Campbell, Principal, Pinelands High School. Potrait: Barbara Figaji, Marketing, PHS Some years ago I attended a conference entitled ‘Principals for Principles’. It could as easily have been called ‘Principles for Principals’. The theme which ran through the conference was encapsulated in a quotation by the German thinker and poet Goethe:
people’s characters and therefore have a tremendous responsibility to act as moral beacons in society, always working towards the ‘public good’ and guiding young people to make the right decisions.
"Make good thy standing place, and move the world."
The idea of ‘moving the world’ from a strong moral standpoint is a powerful one and suggests that those who have a firm moral anchor can influence society. As educators we believe implicitly in this. As Nelson Mandela said "Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world". No doubt he was meaning that education can banish ignorance and promote progress, but surely he was referring to a moral imperative as well? Knowing what we do about the great man, I believe that we can safely assume this.
It was a powerful reminder to us all in school leadership of the importance of making a strong stand for the principles 2:56which PM we consider to be important, and from there, to seek to change that which is beyond us. The conference challenged us to reaffirm the values which are sacrosanct to education, and without which we cannot help to shape society in a wholesome, positive way. By the end of the conference, the delegates had committed themselves to these points: • respect and trust and relationships are central to meaningful education; • the soul of education lies in the tradition that teaching is a noble profession; • morality and integrity are essential to sound education; • all education should be directed towards the public good. These are powerful points and can comfortably form the basis of a good educational institution.
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We live in a society in South Africa where it is acceptable to lie in public, to sidestep the blame, and to take what belongs to others without fear of retribution. Schools play a major part in shaping young
THE POWER OF EDUCATION
TEACHING IS A NOBLE PROFESSION So the role of the teacher is a potent one, and can never be undervalued despite what society might imply about the profession. Teaching is a noble profession, and whilst our society may not always recognise this, the nobility lies in the fact that teachers are working with young, impressionable minds, and therefore have a responsibility perhaps greater than any other. It is a profession which calls for selfsacrifice, and one which has rewards which are often intangible.
SCHOOLS SHOULD BE BEACONS OF MORALITY AND HOPE Goethe’s image is a powerful one, and one which gives those of us working in schools a vivid picture of the necessity of standing for what is just. Schools should be beacons of morality and of hope, and should be leaders in their communities. Teachers too should be leaders in their schools and communities.
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PINELANDS COMMUNITY NEWS
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ILSE MCCARTHY ELECTED CHAIRLADY OF THE PINELANDS TENNIS CLUB (PTC)
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On 10 June 2015 the Pinelands Tennis Club elected their first chairlady since 1985 - Ilse McCarthy. The last Lady chair at Pinelands Tennis Club was Rosemary Brinkworth who held office in 1985. Pinelands is one of the largest clubs in the Western Province (it has the biggest league entry) and has teams from top premier league down to basic bottom, catering for the full range of abilities. The new chairlady, Ilse is also a very good tennis player – she plays 1st league ladies doubles and has been ladies captain for the last few years. "I joined PTC about 16 years ago, after meeting the PTC tennis coach, Norman McCarthy – now my husband. Yes, we met through tennis. At that stage I played for Goodwood Tennis Club and we played a match against the Pinelands 1st team. He had no mercy, served aces, smashed, hit winners left right and centre. He convinced a few of us to come for coaching, which I loved and soon I loved the coach with the American accent. Norman and I married in Dec 2001 – the very English guy and the very Afrikaans girl. At first we stayed in the cottage at the PTC to save some money for our Pinelands house which we bought in 2003. Our boy, Cooper was born in September 2009. The best thing ever. He also loves tennis. We often go and play as a family and he never wants to go home. I have always felt at home at PTC. There is a place for everyone; the best players, the competitive players, the social players, kids, parents, grandparents, morning ladies, vets, and families. It is a safe environment
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Whilst most investors consider the most ominous threats to their retirement savings to be unpredictable market forces and failing economies, the truth is that some of the greatest threats to one’s retirement can be latent and unassuming. Even the most bullet-proof retirement plan can be disrupted for seemingly innocuous reasons, and it’s worth exploring some softer, more personal choices that can blind-side one’s retirement dreams.
Although most couples in their 40s and 50s probably don’t anticipate divorce, the numbers are somewhat unnerving. Regardless of the scale of a couple’s wealth or the amiability of the separation, a divorce can have catastrophic effects on one’s retirement planning; and any couple would be naive to believe they can unravel their marriage without severely compromising their retirement plans in the process. A divorce later on in life is bound to not only disrupt one’s financial independence, but also force a number of lifestyle changes to be made by both parties. What was once a jointly conceived retirement plan comprising of a single retirement home, joint overseas travel, appropriately timed vehicle upgrades and a retirement income sufficient to support a combined lifestyle would need to be cast aside and recalculated for each individual.
Buying a second home while both spouses are still working may often seem both affordable and practical, especially if the bond on the primary residence has been settled. While one’s children are at school, a second home is often the family’s holiday hub and a vacation bastion for friends and extended family. The thrill of owning a second home is, however, often replaced by anxiety once the reality of funding a second home from a reduced retirement income sets in. The upkeep of the second property often becomes an arduous duty rather than one of retirement’s anticipated pleasures. In addition, if the equity in the second home is needed to supplement other retirement investments, the timing of the sale of a second home can be
instrumental to secure one’s retirement cash-flow. Being forced to sell a second property at an inopportune time can result in your nest egg being compromised.
One of the single biggest threats to a couple’s retirement funding is adult children who continually ask to borrow money from their parent’s nest egg. Helping one’s adult children with the purchase of their first property or assisting them financially when embarking on a new business venture are both notable and natural acts of any parent anxious to give their child a stronger financial footing. The problem, however, arises when financial assistance happens so often that it becomes a form of annuity income for the adult child who, in most instances, is completely oblivious to his parent’s dwindling resources. Financially dependent adult children present two major complexities: the parents are often too racked with guilt to withdraw the funding from their child, who will naturally suffer the consequences of the taps being turned off; and the adult child, being both emotionally and financially dependent on this parents, makes the dangerous assumption that his parents have a surplus of funds.
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Retired executives with an entrepreneurial itch often find the temptation to start a business irresistible, but doing so can dig dangerously into much-needed retirement capital. As enticing as it may be to dabble in an exciting new business venture or try one’s hand at innovation, the truth is that very few earn what they would have earned if they’d simply kept their funds invested. As investors, we are often so focused on the obvious threats to our investments that we neglect to take cognisance of the not-so-obvious dangers that we may encounter on the path to building wealth. Even the best-laid retirement plans are capable of being derailed by seemingly innocuous decisions, giving truth to the words of George R.R. Martin in A Clash of Kings, “the unseen enemy is always the most fearsome.”
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Housed on land adjoining Paardevlei in Somerset West, Cheetah Outreach is primarily an educational program designed to educate - highlighting the plight of the endangered cheetah, of which there are only 10 000 worldwide and only 1 500 left in South Africa. Besides caring for injured cheetah, the facility breeds Turkish Anatolian Shepherd dogs and places them on farms to guard livestock in an effort to reduce conflict between farmers and predators. The dogs will chase the cheetahs away from the livestock but will not kill them. Farmers are given Anatolian Shepherd puppies with the agreement that they will not shoot any wildlife predators on their farms - but will allow the dogs to grow up with, and protect their livestock. On our tour of the facility we saw caracal, servals, meerkats, bat-eared foxes, black-backed foxes and tortoises. One can pay for a personal encounter with the small wildlife and with the cheetah. The raised observation deck - jokingly called The Cat Scan allows a view of all the Serval cats can sometimes enclosures and of Paardevlei be mistaken for small cheetah which is being developed as a bird sanctuary and will eventually have a board walk around the perimeter. On our visit we were rewarded with a few flamingoes feeding at the waters edge. How to get there? Take the N2 towards Somerset West and take exit 43. Turn right onto the R44 and head towards Strand. At the second traffic light turn right into De Beers Avenue. Cheetah Outreach is on your right. Entrance is R10 including the tour. Open The caracal are taken seven days a week from out daily for long walks 9:30am to 5pm. NOTE - no credit cards - cash only. We enjoyed lunch at the Lorenzo Marx Coffee Bar afterwards and then explored the estate discovering the Triggerfish brewery, the Flagstone Wine Estate and the Paardevlei development. Call 21 851 6850 or email: email@example.com. ď&#x20AC;ź
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WINTER HEALTH & BEAUTY Winter is all about cold days and long dark nights, and in Cape Town we usually experience a lot of rain too - keeping healthy is not always easy, as colds and flu are much more common than usual.
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Take advantage of the long nights and sleep longer hours. This will in turn help to prevent your body from becoming run down and more susceptible to infections.
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Winter can be draining. Sick people all around you, overcast weather, too little sun... CONSIDER SUPPLEMENTS CAREFULLY
There is no sure fire way to stay illnessfree in the winter. Don’t be fooled by the marketing hype around certain products containing vitamins. No amount of supplement will guarantee that you don’t become ill. Supplements that claim to boost your immune system are not subject to scrutiny by the Medicine control council of South Africa and can therefore make any claim they like. There was a small study looking at 1 000 mg of vitamin C per day that showed increased immunity. This was subsequently refuted. The same can be said about echinacea.
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The only true fire way to boost one’s immunity is to get enough sleep, eat right, stress less and get enough exercise. There was a study done on new doctors at Baragwanath Hospital that showed that after a night of no sleep the young doctors had a similar immunity as those with AIDS.
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Promoting Youth Literacy Co-founders of the NGO "READ to RISE", Taryn Lock and Athol Williams tell us about the importance of their work in helping children to read. This bubbly husband and wife team come from a background of struggle. They are expert problem solvers. Working hard and valuing good education they have used their experiences in the corporate world, winning many international and national awards, to start their organisation that gives the gift of literacy a head start in life, and a brighter future.
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discovering that they were both selfdriven, problem solvers with shared values.
Born, raised and educated in Johannesburg, Taryn is a third generation South African Chinese. She feels wholly South African and says that people are surprised to know that she cannot speak Chinese, but she is fluent in Afrikaans. Problem solving is her forte and she completed her BSc degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and her BSc Hons degree In Mathematics. Taryn grew up in a home full of books and believes this helped her to complete two university degrees. In 2004 Taryn joined Taurus Associates as a business strategy analyst. The company was owned by Athol Williams and this is how they met,
Athol grew up in Mitchells Plain, and is quite familiar with the hardships posed by crime and gang violence in the area. When he was at school, in Grade 10, during the apartheid era, it was a time of great disruption when the schools didn't open for the major part of the year. Athol's father made every effort to find extra lessons for Athol to continue his schooling, and together they found books that could help him complete his exams. His hard work and persistence paid off and he was given a scholarship to study engineering at Wits
ATHOL - ENGINEER, BUSINESSMAN, PHILOSOPHER
University. He now has an impressive list of qualifications including a MBA from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management; and an MSc from the London Business School. He is also the author of two books of poetry and has produced two movies. Well accomplished and keen to alleviate human suffering, both Taryn and Athol have joined forces to fulfil their humanitarian dream of helping young children become literate and able to rise above their circumstances.
A REVELATION FOR TARYN WHILE ATHOL STUDIES AT HARVARD
In 2012 Athol went to study Public Policy at Harvard University in Boston. He and Taryn had married in 2009, so they went as a couple, and Taryn tutored English to
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SCARY STATISTICS IN MITCHELLS PLAIN
Addressing the problem of access to books in Athol's hometown, and the shocking statistic that seven out of ten learners in grade 4 are functionally illiterate, the idea of READ to RISE was born. Leaving the corporate world and investing their own money, Taryn and Athol produced a book Oaky and the Sun, which they are distributing to grade 2's in schools in Mitchells Plain. The story was inspired by one of Athol's poems with a message of hope and guiding principles for a successful life. Oaky and the Sun is the story of an acorn looking for direction in life. He is drawn by the bright light of the sun, but battered by wind. Children can relate to the imagery and are encouraged to seek their own path – focusing on the good and rising above the problems life hands them. The book has been translated into Afrikaans and isiXhosa.
LEARNING NEW SKILLS
Oaky and the Sun is beautifully illustrated by Taryn. The book was a challenge in many respects but has taught them a lot about publishing, and has given Taryn an outlet for her artistic talent. This intrepid pair are now busy with three more books for distribution at the schools – all inspired by Athol's poetry. As a youngster he kept a diary, a practice he continues today. He recorded his experiences in prose and never intended them for publishing – today he has two published books of poetry under the pseudonym AE Ballakisten, and he took part in the SANAA Africa Poetry Festival in May.
FULLY COMMITTED AND INVOLVED WITH THE CHILDREN AT THE SCHOOLS
Taryn and Athol realised that there would be a greater impact if the books were given to the children during an interactive session where volunteers read to them, making the story come to life in a fun way and encouraging them to read more for themselves. To this end they invite volunteers to go with them to schools and read to the pupils. In July the Muse reported one such reading done by Pinelander Brandan Reynolds (see Muse July 2015). Not only are the children given a
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book that they can call their own and take home, they are given pencils to write their names in the book.
TAKING THE LIBRARY TO THE CHILDREN.
To date, READ to RISE has visited over 270 classes and given out over 16 000 new books. In Mitchells Plain 90% of primary schools do not have libraries and the children are restricted access to public libraries because of the crime in the area. Therefore READ to RISE places mini-libraries in classrooms at schools (101 have been placed so far). These have 50 new story books chosen in accordance with the Department of Basic Education requirements, and supplied in a small book shelf made by Mitchells Plain residents as part of a community employment project. Sponsors names/ logos are printed on the side – or an inspirational quote chosen by the sponsor.
RECOGNITION FROM THE MAIL & GUARDIAN
The work done with READ to RISE was recognised and honoured by the Mail & Guardian, who selected Taryn in 2014 as one of the top 200 Young South Africans making a difference in our country. Chris Roper, Editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian says, "They’re people who can do whatever they put their mind to, using the tools and opportunities granted to us by the technology-driven era we find ourselves inhabiting, and who can switch interests and impetus whenever they see the need".
OXFORD – A DREAM COME TRUE
Athol has always wanted to study at Oxford. 17 years ago his brother gave him an Oxford jacket which he said he wouldn't wear until he had the opportunity to go there. He has had to comply with many requirements, completing two extra degrees and post graduate work, including a distinction in his course at the London School of Economics. At last he has been accepted to study Political Philosophy. He and Taryn will be travelling there together in October this year. While in the UK Taryn hopes to spread the word about READ to RISE and possibly institute the programme in the UK. The local READ to RISE NGO will be left in capable hands and Taryn will visit often to make sure all is well.
Above: A example of a mini library supplied to under resourced schools.
A MESSAGE FOR MUSE READERS Taryn: The children of today will be our leaders of tomorrow, and we have the means to uplift all children and show them a way forward, a way to rise above their circumstances. Individuals/Corporates can sponsor books and/or mini-libraries for the children – and just as important – if you can give of your time to cover books or read to the children when we deliver the books – the children love it. Volunteers meet at our offices to cover books every Wednesday and on the second last Saturday of the month from 9am to 12. Address: 204 Vineyard Centre, Cnr Vineyard & Dreyer Streets, Claremont. Call 021 671 3782. Why not join a school visit and see the delight when a child receives a book "to keep" and a pencil to write their name in it. Athol: We all have something to give. What are your skills? What is your passion? If you can read, you can help. We may not be able to eradicate illiteracy completely, but we can make a difference. Volunteers will find what a great reward it is to read to the classes and they will be inspired by the enthusiasm of the youngsters. For the youngsters: Strive for excellence and reach for your dreams.
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foreign immigrants while Athol studied. This was a personal and profound experience for Taryn, seeing how people struggled to cope with everyday tasks because they could not speak the language or read the road signs. This was a turning point in Taryn's life. She realised she could not go back to her corporate job and felt, on their return to Cape Town that she would address the problem of illiteracy in South Africa.
VANCOUVER It is also a safe place to walk around in and we don’t have to think twice about taking a stroll anywhere at any time of the day or night. It is lovely to feel so safe.
AN EXPLOSION OF COLOUR
In Vancouver it feels as if I was given a lucky packet by nature and I have watched with interest to see the plants morph into their full spring regalia. The street in front of our apartment building, West 6th Avenue, (I could not live on 7e laan!), is lined with Magnolia trees which have huge flowers with each petal nearly the size of a spaniel’s ear. They are too gorgeous.
Main picture: Laburnum Trees. Below: Pink Magnolias. Top Right: Cherry Blossoms.
Article & photographs by Dorothy DuPlooy FROM SNOWTIME TO SPRINGTIME
People often ask how we coped with the cold, because I think that Canada is generally known for being knee deep in snow. Vancouver is right south and on the west coast, which means that the winter is milder and they do not usually get snow. Having said that, just 130km north of us is Whistler, which was home to the 2010 Winter Olympics and is a very popular ski resort. We took a tour up to the picturesque small town of Whistler and loved the outing. We stopped at the Shannon Falls (I am a real sucker for a waterfall) and drove past the beautiful Howe Sound where we saw our first bald eagles. When we arrived the maximum temperatures here ranged between 8-10 but we are nice and toasty inside the buildings and have learnt to layer our clothing.
Recently I struggled with the snake of trolleys at a low cost supermarket called No Frills. Looking up I saw a notice: "1 loonie per trolley". Well, that’s quite rude I thought, then the penny dropped (pardon the pun) and I realized that loonie is slang for the one dollar coin, so called after the picture of the loon (bird ) on the one side. After I popped my loonie into the slot provided, the trolley released and I felt more in control and less off my “trolley”.
I have included a pic here of the laughing men sculptures found at English Bay Beach. The 14 statues all have faces modelled on the face of Yue Minjun the sculptor. Erected in 2009 A-maze-ing Laughter has become a well known piece of outdoor art - popular for tourists and locals to mimic. An inscription reads "May this sculpture inspire laughter playfulness and joy in all who experience it".
NEW, MODERN AND SAFE
Spring is the time of new beginnings and it certainly has been that for me and Mark. He has taken up an assignment to start up an office for Redmane in Canada and I have taken a year sabbatical and so our move to Canada came about. We found a great apartment right near Granville Island (which is not a true island, but is a viby, arty little pimple like protrusion into Valse Creek)
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Installation and repair WEEKLY & FORTNIGHTLY of pumps, filters and We do the essential pool chlorinators. We also cleaning and maintenance clean pools, repair leaks to keep your pool sparkling and do sand changes. all year round. Specialists in marble plaster,fibreglass linings & pool paving
Free Pinelands delivery • over R100
We renovate and service Gunite & fibreglass pools. WE ALSO DO • Gate Motors Intercoms • Electric Fencing
Approved stockists, installers & applicators of these quality brands
The Dance Co.
we teach various dance styles
Bobby Boniface (B. Com) ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING SERVICES
• monthly management accounts • submission of statutory returns CONTEMPORARY MODERN / JAZZ CREATIVE DANCE HIP-HOP & BALLET
• budgets, cash flows & forecasting • preparation of year end audit file
DANCE FITNESS FOR ALL
Pinelands 021 531 8976 Viv Pullin Rondebosch 021 531 5777 Jen Stretch
Principal Manager / Teacher
CALL: 078 705 0163 firstname.lastname@example.org 14 Rustenburg, Pinelands
DESIGN & PUBLISHING
DO YOU NEED
Pamphlets Flyers Brochures Posters Magazines Adverts Electronic Documents
www.dancecocapetown.co.za • email@example.com
Sat 8 August
INDEPENDENCE, OPPORTUNITIES & LIFE
3 KEYS DRIVING SCHOOL
9am - 2pm
Held on the second Saturday of the month
A selection of crafts, clothing, jewellery, food and much more
Corner Campground and Sandown Roads Rondebosch
Learn to drive the fun way!
Professional, reliable and patient driver training. Pick-up & drop-off in Pinelands, Northern & Southern Suburbs. Male and female instructors Call Mandy with excellent pass rates. 071 511 7575 Flexible times, incl weekends.
MANDY OATEN • firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
CONTACT MAX SCHUTTE
021 531 3324 • 073 644 1288 email@example.com
Maths & Physical Science Tuition
CLEAR YOUR STASH FOR CASH: FREE SERVICE
Take charge of 2015 by enrolling early for extra lessons!
Moving, spring cleaning, too busy to sell what you want to clear? We can help for free; keep your goods until we find a buyer. Please contact Tracy at 081 491 8751 www.soldfast.co.za.
BASIC COMPUTER LESSONS FOR SENIORS
MAIN EDITORIAL SECTION
Claremont WBHS Pinelands Athlone Mitchells Plain Also offering Maths Literacy
Offering lessons for seniors wanting to learn basics of computers (Internet, E-mailing, etc.) Flat rate of R120 per hour, no transport fees if within Pinelands. Please contact Tracy at 081 491 8751 021 674 1695 021 797 5242 021 531 7400 021 696 8787 021 374 3109
TIRED OF UNRELIABLE, UNTRUSTWORTHY CHARS?
My honest and hardworking char of over 15 years is looking for 2 extra days in the Pinelands vicinity. Please contact me on 082 402 1024 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you require any further information.
Classes offered in Feeling left behind? Pinelands Get the help you need to catch for grade R up and even get ahead in Maths. to grade12.
You CAN do it. Linda McDonald: 082 341 3392 CONTACT Email: email@example.com
ine ash DROP ‘N GO LAUNDRY WASH,DRY&FOLD•IRONING&MENDING
owner-run, personal service and care
CLOTHING • BEDDING • UNDIES • LINEN SLEEPWEAR • WORKWEAR • CURTAINING
33 FOREST DRIVE, PINELANDS • 021 531 2645
CODE M5 M4 M3V M3H M2V M2H M1 MD
SIZE (mm) 1/9 Page 1/6 Page 1/3 Page Vert 1/3 Page Horiz 1/2 Page Vert 1/2 Page Horiz Full Page Double Page
(w x h) 70 x 99 70 x 148 70 x 297 210 x 100 105 x 297 210 x 148 210 x 297 420 x 297
PRICE R840 R1 210 R2 260 R2 260 R2 650 R2 650 R4 040 R7 875
saving you LOADS of time
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
CODE D0 D6 D5 D56 D4 D3V D3H D2
SIZE (w x h) Text Only 3 lines 60mm wide x 31mm high 60mm wide x 64mm high 60mm wide x 97mm high 60mm wide x 130mm high 60mm wide x 262mm high 122mm wide x 122mm high 184mm wide x 130mm high
PRICE R105 R210 R420 R610 R770 R1 310 R1 310 R2 100
CONTACT MAX SCHUTTE
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Refurbishments Building • Renovations and New Builds Painting • Waterproofing
BUILDING SERVICES Call Chris Francisco
083 453 3399
Enhance your outdoor living area with a cosy pergola!
Gerhard van Rensburg Dear Homeowner, I have been a Pinelander since 1994 and specialise in
Carport looking tired ? Time to revamp!
• My team consists of well trained and screened workers • Personal supervision • Guaranteed workmanship
ALL PROJECTS ARE OWNER SUPERVISED
Contact Henry on 084 551 3695 and prepare to be delighted!
FOR ALL DSTV AND XTRAVIEW INSTALLATIONS, REPAIRS AND UPGRADES
Your automated gate GP in Pinelands HOME CCTV SYSTEMS Cameras Remote viewing on Smart Devices 3 Year warranty
Single View HD & Explora PVR XtraView Combos Additional Points
Incomparable Products • Unexpected Service Unmatched Proficiency • Realistic Pricing
Contact Hendrik Pienaar on 078 48 777 97 email@example.com • www.mydstv.org
OLD SCHOOL HANDYMAN CALL DON 072 334 8913
KEY DATES FOR 2015 MUSE EDITIONS EDITION BOOKING PUBLICATION SEP OCT NOV DEC
Call • 083 557 8979
10 Aug 14 Sep 12 Oct 16 Nov
25 Aug 29 Sep 27 Oct 01 Dec
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Gates, fencing, burglar bars, balustrades and staircases 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
Centurion & ET Systems Sliding and swing gates
“Clive FixIt” since 1995
021 531 8674 082 963 3992
email • firstname.lastname@example.org
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
ELECTRICAL pty (ltd)
RYAN 072 381 6142 DAVIES 021 637 0593
Service & maintenance of distribution boards Compliance certificates Load testing All electrical installations repairs and maintenance. …garage door motors, intercoms, sliding gates gate buzzers.
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.
email@example.com · www.reedworthpools.co.za
Pine Power ELECTRICAL Electrical Installations Maintenance & Repairs Security Lighting 021 531 5419 • 082 448 8023
FOOD FROM THE HEART By Heleen Meyer
CHICKEN & CHICKPEA TAGINE Recipe from Make five/Maak vyf Serves 4 - 6 Spice mixture 50 ml fresh coriander leaves 2 large cloves garlic, peeled 10 ml (2 tsp) finely grated lemon rind 15 ml (1 tbsp) finely grated fresh ginger 5 ml (1 tsp) mild curry powder 15 ml (1 tbsp) ground cumin 10 ml (2 tsp) ground coriander 2,5 ml (½ tsp) turmeric 2,5 ml (½ tsp) fennel seeds (optional) Chicken 15 ml (1 tbsp) olive or avocado oil 4 each chicken thighs and drumsticks, excess fat removed 10 pickling onions, peeled and halved 4 cardamom pods, crushed 1 x 410 g tin chopped tomatoes 1 x 410 g tin chickpeas with the liquid lemon juice, salt and pepper 50 g roasted flaked almonds 2 handfuls fresh coriander leaves 1. Spice mixture: Place ingredients in a pestle and mortar and mix well to form a coarse paste. Alternatively, chop all the fresh ingredients together until well blended and mix in the spices. 2. Chicken: Heat oil in a large saucepan and add the spice mixture. Sauté until aromatic. 3. Add chicken and sauté until well coated with the spices and lightly browned. Spoon out. Sauté onions and cardamom pods in the same saucepan for a few minutes until the onions are well coated with the spice mix. Stir in tomatoes and bring to a boil. 4. Return chicken to the sauce, and stir in chickpeas with the liquid. Season to taste. 5. Simmer with a lid for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. 6. Serve as is or on brown basmati rice. Sprinkle with almonds and fresh coriander.
Moroccan flavours Grinding a variety of spices in a pestle and mortar and adding ingredients like garlic, ginger and coriander leaves is the perfect start to a delicious Moroccan-style paste, with an unbeatable aroma, when sautéed. A tagine is a typical Moroccan or NorthAfrican dish of slow-cooked meat or chicken and a variety of spices with veggies and often fruit. The tagine can refer to the stew itself or the original ceramic or clay container with a cone shaped lid, used to cook it in. The unique shape of the container makes for effective slowcooking, but a tagine can be prepared just as easily in a pot or oven dish. The combination of spices used for a tagine is very aromatic and not hot like most
curries. The full flavours are exceptionally satisfying and great as a winter comfort food. Using chicken, as we do in this version, is less fatty than lamb or beef and cooks much faster. Chickpeas, another typical North-African ingredient, not only add texture, but pair perfectly with the spices in this dish. Tagines are perfect for entertaining and are usually served on couscous, seasoned with fresh herbs. The nutty flavour of brown basmati rice works equally well. Accompaniments of toasted nuts, fresh mint and coriander with dollops of yoghurt make it a real flavour sensation. Don’t let winter go by without making this tagine at least once – it will be a family favourite.
Make your life easy with
Heleen’s recipe book Make five/Maak vyf inspires us all to use sixteen everyday ingredients in five interesting, delicious ways. The recipes are easy and versatile, with lots of practical tips on how to cook good, wholesome food for the whole family. She includes ways to live a more eco-friendly life as well. To order a copy of Make five/Maak vyf or for more information on any of her books, visit www.heleenmeyer.co.za or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Food Image: Neville Lockhart Portrait: Neville Lockhart
Pinelands resident, foodie and author of Food from the Heart, and the new Make 5 /Maak 5.
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New Release. Exclusive Instruction. INSTANT APPEAL. Nestling in Olde Pinelands. Entrance, charming lounge with fire place and woodstrip floors. Stunning, big eat-in kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, large study/3rd bedroom, 1 bathroom, separate loo. Outside accommodation and garage. A real catch and a very wise buy.
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PINELANDS Glen Garry *R3 150 000 New Listing. EXCELLENT VALUE, EXCELLENT INVESTMENT. Erf of 952sq.m. Auto double garage. Self contained cottage. Open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen, family room. 3 Double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (mes). Sparkling pool. Situated in the sought after Glens of Pinelands, walking distance to main shops & schools.
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More than just a home! Modern oak & granite kitchen open plan to lounge, family room, dining room, pool room, study, guest cloaks, guest bedroom. Double garage, work room. Upstairs: 4 Dbl bedrooms, 2 full baths (mes). Outside cottage with lounge, dbl bedroom & bathroom. Well planned garden on 1537sqm.
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New Release. Sole Mandate. Spacious and renovated, Champagne position. Open plan flow to garden & pool. Modern kitchen. Downstairs: 2 bedrooms, modern family bathroom. Upstairs: 3 Double bedrooms (bic), 2 modern bathrooms (mes), huge family room. Teen pad + office. Garage, carport.
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New Release. Family home, stunning garden! Nestled in lovely treed garden, Entrance to lounge and entertainment sized dining room / family room. Open plan kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (separate toilet), study, garage and laundry, undercover parking for 4 cars.
Spacious family home! Entrance to lounge, separate family room, flow to undercover patio built-in braai leading to pool. Eat-in kitchen, separate dining room. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. main-en-suite. Maids quarters, 4 car garaging. Excellent security.
Entrance to lounge and dining room. Modern open plan kitchen. Outdoor leading to patio and pool. 3 Bedrooms (bic) 2 bathrooms (mes) Single Garage.
Call Dave Brown or Peter Lovell
Stunning home, recently renovated, solar panels to heat pool & geyser. Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen, scullery, working fire place. Stairs to loft room or study. Main bedroom (es), 2 smaller bedrooms and 2 larger rooms. Entertainment area with small bathroom. automatic irrigation - easy garden maintainance
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A little gem in Howards End! Modern, security controlled, freehold, move-in condition. Tiled entrance to lounge, dining room, doors to undercover patio & garden. Modern o/p kitchen, fitted oven & hob. 3 Beds (bics), 2 baths (m.e.s) Single garage with direct access.
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New Release. Sole Mandate. Cute cottage in quiet close in Olde Pinelands. Needs some TLC but has huge potential. Lounge / dining room, eat in kitchen. 3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Private rear garden. Single garage plus off street parking.
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Large family home. O/p living area, fireplace. Large kitchen. 2 Full bedrooms + 1 smaller room. Another lounge area with study and separate bathroom and entrance. Small outside room, perfect for study or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;teen padâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with mini kitchen and bathroom. Swimming pool, alarm system and remote access gate.
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