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59 | February 2016

DOROTHY DU PLOOY

EXPLORES ALASKA

GLORIA PITLO

FUNDRAISER FOR KAPS

JACKET SWEET Heleen POTATOES Meyer

ALASKA Community Travellers

FUN IN Out and PHILADELPHIA About


Positively Pinelands Kathy &

Julie MORE THAN R50 MILLION IN PROPERTY

SOLD IN PINELANDS IN 2015

THINKING OF SELLING, OR NEED A FREE VALUATION? Give us a call

Kathy 083 987 7673 Julie 083 288 8481 pinelands@seeff.com

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WELCOME About the Cover: Pinelander Dorothy du Plooy is back from a year long stay in Canada. Muse readers enjoyed reading about her travels in the articles on Vancouver in August 2015; and Hawaii in April 2105. This edition reveals Alaska. Being back in South Africa satisfies Dorothy's longing for family, friends and good food, but she remembers fondly the safety of the areas she lived in, the organisation - and the opportunity to travel to far flung places. Welcome home Dorothy and thank you for allowing us to be armchair travellers with you!

WE'RE BACK AND READY FOR 2016! We are back after a much-needed December break, which included stays with family at Addo Elephant Park and Buffelsfontein Wildlife Reserve up the West Coast. We also saw in the New Year with friends at Klondyke Cherry Farm in the mountains above Ceres. We love visiting all of these places for the stillness and drama that only nature can provide, but stays there are always made all the more special by the people we share the time with. It was back to work soon after our return though, to get the first edition of the Muse for 2016 into production. It's always hard to get 'back onto the saddle' after the idyllic holiday lifestyle, but words must be written and designs must be done… So, here is the new Muse. We hope you enjoy it!

Max Schutte Congratulations to the winners of the Dec 2015 Muse Competitions: Fables Hair Design: A Cut & Blow worth R340: Anita Kleinsmidt. Sorbet: A Sorbet Gift Pack valued at R300 : Yvonne Ellis. Sublime Skin and Body: A personalized Facial valued at R340: Ria Sargeant. Pinelands Craft and Gift Fair: A R333 voucher to spend at the market: Ferna Macey. Balla Rose Beauty Salon: 1 Hour deep cleanse Anesi facial, including high frequency machine and eyebrow threading with a 30 min back massage or reflexology valued at R600: Lorna Dullabh. Top To Toe Natural Beauty Salon: A Vitamin Therapy Facial valued at R330: Edwinah Julie Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts: A Gift Hamper of Montagu Products : Cecile Higgs. Rondebosch Park Market: A R300 voucher to spend at the market - Amy Fortuin.

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CONTACT THE MUSE MAGAZINE t 021 531 3324 c 073 644 1288 e muse@pinelandsdirectory.co.za p The Muse, 12 Rhone, Pinelands, 7450 NEXT EDITION DEADLINES 060 • March 2016 Bookings: 15 Feb Published: 01 Mar 2016 Content: 19 Feb

Above: Sacred Ibis

BIRDS IN PINELANDS This black and white bird is easily recognised as small flocks fly daily over Pinelands, often in a v-formation. Ancient Egyptians regarded this species as sacred and its black unfeathered head can be seen in hieroglyphics. They are resident in Cape Town and breed in colonies in wetlands such as Rondevlei. The long bill is used for probing in the mud and a special organ in the bill tip senses tiny movements of invertebrates in the mud. Sacred Ibis text by Dr Callan Cohen, research associate at the UCT FitzPatrick Institute of African O r n i t h o l o g y, b i r d book author and director of Birding Africa tours: www.birdingafrica.com. Photo by Adam Buckham.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

February

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Mon - Fri • 9am - 3pm

Held on the corner of Campground and Sandown Roads in Rondebosch, from 9am till 2pm. Buy a variety of crafts clothing, jewellery, food and much more. We are going red for Valentine's day. Email rondeboschmarket@gmail.com.

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February - March 2016 PINELANDS BAPTIST CHURCH HELP FOR THE HURTING COURSES

Growing Seasons - A 10 week course run on Tuesday evenings from 11 February, at PBC from 6pm until 7:15pm. For 6 to 13 year olds grappling with hurt. Supper is provided. Information Evening - 2 February at 6pm at PBC. Call Renee Meissner 082 696 0628. DivorceCare - A 13 week program due to start Tuesday 23 February. Supper is provided. Call Alan Minogue 083 456 1196. GriefShare - 13 sessions with a start date towards the end of February will be agreed with the group of participants. Call Andrea at the PBC office 021 531 3922. See Feb 2016 Muse page 16 for further details.

Meet on Wednesday 24 February 2016  at 7:15pm in the activities hall of the Pinelands Library. A world class exhibit “Development & use of 3c Washington 1861 to 1869” by Dr J Hofmeyer will be exhibited. One page exhibits will start with the letter J. Visitors and those interested in stamp collecting PINELANDS METHODIST are most welcome at any of the meetings.   CHURCH FAMILY FUN-A-FAIR Come to the Church from 8am to 2pm. Call 9:20 AM John 021 531 1954 or Martin 021 689 5050. Stalls include a variety of delicious food, plants, puzzles, bric-a-brac and much more. Great activities, games, and the Cape Town STEEL MAGNOLIAS A cancer support group for ladies hosted by Science Center exhibits for the children. cancer survivor Catherine, at 20 Peak Drive. Bring the whole family for a special day!. Call Catherine 072 040 7563 or 021 531 3963.

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TREASURES

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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.

February 2016

CLASSIQUE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB

Dance every Saturday night from 8pm till late. Singles & couples, friendly people, theme evening, cash bar, secure parking. Dress: smart casual. R50pp. Dance lessons available. Jaggers Bowling Club, Strubens Road, Mowbray. Call Marie 083 627 0770 or Billy 084 233 5959.

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S O C I E T Y

LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS

The Rotary Club of Wynberg presents the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ charity fundraiser ‘Going for Gold’ celebrating the 2016 Olympic Games, at the Cape Town City Hall, Saturday 19 March at 20h00 and Sunday 20 March at 18h00. Conductor, Richard Cock, with the Proms Orchestra and massed choirs. See www.computicket.com

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Retirement Centre Community Services Resource Centre Low Vision Service Full Nursing in Care Centre (temporary or permanent) Assisted Living in Home & Askew Suites Independent Living in Cottages OPEN AFTERNOON FOR VIEWING every 3rd Tuesday in the month at 3pm Links Drive, Pinelands, Cape Town, 7405 Private Bag X25, Howard Place, 7450 Phone +27 21 531 5311 Fax +27 21 531 8275 E-mail management@helenkeller.org.za Web www.helenkeller.org.za


Pinelands & Thornton

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PROPERTIES

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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 2015 PINELANDS

Broad Walk R5 195 000

Scouts Place R4 650 000

Achilles Way R4 500 000

Gousblom R3 795 000

Long Place R3 850 000

Wisteria Ave R3 295 000

Union Avenue R3 650 000

Kings Way R3 350 000

Liddesdale R3 200 000

Ringwood Drive R2 795 000

Chipstead Way R2 495 000

THORNTON

Lotus Rd R1 750 000

Heldersig Rd R1 600 000

Ficus Rd R1 530 000

Heldersig Rd R1 465 000

Matopo Rd R1 465 000

Elm R1 400 000

Seemeeu Rd R1 380 000

Seemeeu Rd R1 360 000

Vuurpyl Cr R1 350 000

Elm Str R1 250 000

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ROTARY HONOURS FIRE HEROES

INFORMATION EVENING

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18:00-19:15 in the hall followed by a tour of the school, a visit to our Special Needs Unit or discovery time in a Montessori classroom.

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On 22 November 2015, Pinelands residents, who are also PNW members, Hilton and Matt were on their way out of Pinelands when they noticed smoke coming from one of the houses in Green Way. They immediately raised the alarm and, joined by Gavin and Linda, started to put out the fire while the fire department was en

I think it’s time we joined the club.

PINELANDS BOWLING CLUB St Stephens Road, Pinelands

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Pinelands fire heroes: from left to right Gavin, Matt, Hilton, and Linda. route. Other residents and PNW members also responded and assisted. Matt received an award for bravery from the Pinelands Rotary Club, in recognition of his heroic efforts to save the adjoining thatched roof home from catching alight.

Yes! Let’s do it now!

SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP

ONLY R350 PER YEAR

Families are most welcome

ENQUIRIES CALL 021 531 6382 between 5pm - 7pm Corporate Days and Team Building You can book a green for any weekday afternoon. We have full facilities available at a nominal cost. Enquiries: Email Bill at peb_management@mweb.co.za

Hall Hire Our hall is available for hire at certain times. For Enquiries: Email Alex at tame@telkomsa.net

FRIDAY NIGHT DRAW AND DINNER

FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS

WEDNESDAY HAPPY HOUR • 18:00 -19:00

APRIL FÊTE MAY GRAND DRAW

Members prize draw and full meals at reasonable cost. On all drinks except shooters. A light snack is also available. PLUS a members draw and a raffle with great prizes.

PINELANDS BRIDGE CLUB

Meets regularly in our clubhouse and is open to members.

JUNE AUCTION

Fri 1 Apr - Food Evening Sat 2 Apr - Fête Thousands in prize money to be won! With many great items to bid on.


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DEALING WITH ANGER IN CHILDREN

By Carol Booth Principal of Cannons Creek Independent School

Most parents have little understanding of the nature of anger and how to protect their children from excessive anger and how they can teach their child to master this powerful and complex emotion. The most common manifestation of childhood anger is oppositional anger.

CAUSES OF OPPOSITIONAL ANGER

Children with oppositional anger have not had any serious emotional pain or hurts in their lives. They have been over-indulged emotionally or materially by their parents who acted towards them in a permissive, rather than in a responsible manner. The issue is that these children were not given appropriate correction and punishment for hostile and disrespectful behaviours and were not taught the virtues leading to the development of a healthy personality. Some angry and defiant behaviours are the result of serious emotional hurts from selfish, irresponsible or angry parents, siblings or peers. Other causes of unreasonable anger are jealousy, loneliness, lack of confidence and excessive television viewing that fosters selfishness. Engaging in violent video games is another factor in the over-reactions of children in anger.

PARENTS TEACH UNDERSTANDING AND FORGIVENESS

Parents can encourage good character development by teaching children to be understanding of the situation; and forgiving them when they are angry. Appropriate punishment for angry behaviours often helps a child learn to control their anger. Apologising to the recipient of the anger and then learning to forgive those who have hurt us is recommended - done on a daily basis this will lead to better control of the anger. This process takes several months so don’t give up! When you see angry behaviour, it is important to step in immediately and discuss the incident with your child. Then hand out the appropriate correction, and when that has been completed, go to your child and say how proud you are of them that they are trying to master their anger.

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What happens if we don’t address the problem? In most cases your child slowly is left out of games and activities, is no longer invited to parties or play dates and your child gets even more angry. Should you reach this stage, it is important to seek professional help as quickly as possible. When caught early, it is easier to relearn the correct behaviour. Remember that the professionals will be teaching your child and you, the parent, new behaviours. All that parents wish for is for their child to play with others ‘nicely’ and to be able to interact in the correct manner with their peers in order for them to be happy and to have friends. It is therefore very important that we, the parents, act as soon as possible. And, before you know it, your child will be able to integrate with all their friends and will be a pleasure to have as a guest! 

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CANCER AWARENESS FUNDRAISER NETS R13 000!

GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00 Closed on Saturdays

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On Saturday 7 November, The Flowergirls for Cancer Awareness and The Pinelands Muslim Association Women’s Forum hosted an awareness event in aid of The Sunflower Fund at the Pinelands Islamic Centre. With the amazing support of 130 ladies, the Above: Chris Moir of The Sunflower Fund (Centre); with event raised a much needed R13 000 for The Sunflower Fund. “The Flowergirls” (L-R) Shafieka Mowlana, Shadika Guest speaker Chris Moir, van der Schyff, Najmah Mallick and Haniyah Jacobs from the Sunflower Fund explained the complications because the stem cells were simplicity of donating bone marrow stem not a 100% match but with the support of cells, essential for the life saving transplant her husband and young daughters, Sarah is process. The Sunflower Fund encourages grateful to have survived. 10:06 AM donors to register with the SABMR (South Another speaker, Melanie Rass, told the African Bone Marrow Registry), and pays for meeting about being a stem cell donor any necessary testing. The need to increase for her sister. According to The Sunflower the number of donors is highlighted by Fund, a patient has a 1 in 4 chance of finding the fact that every person diagnosed with a match among his or her siblings. Melanie, leukaemia and in need of a transplant has therefore, was deeply grateful that she a 1 in 100,000 chance of finding a perfect was a match for her sister - she remembers donor match. vividly how the bone marrow stem cells Speaker Sarah Norman, a leukaemia moved from the little bag into her sister’s survivor, was diagnosed with Acute body. She went on to say that the bond Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in November between herself and her sister had grown 2004 and received a life saving matched stronger through that experience and is bone marrow stem cell transplant from an happy that her sister now lives a healthy life unrelated donor in July 2005. During her in Port Elizabeth. treatment she needed 73 units of blood, 38 platelet infusions, fresh plasma, and spent See The Pinelands Muslim Association some time in the Bone Marrow Transplant Women’s Forum www.pma.org.za. Contact Unit at the Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic. Najmah Mallick 082 570 5320 (PMA Women’s Sarah compliments the staff of the unit Forum).najmah@meezaan.co.za. for their expert nursing care, and the Call the Sunflower Fund 0800 12 10 82 toll free, wonderful way they answered questions or email donors@sunflowerfund.org.za. See surrounding the procedure. There were www.sunflowerfund.org.za.

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CANNONS CREEK ACHIEVERS

YOUR EXPERT LOCAL

SKINCARE SPECIALISTS

addressing a range of skin issues from problematic teenage skin to reducing the effects of aging.

Laser Hair Removal FOR THIS Spray Tanning NEW YEAR! Teeth Whitening Let us work Manicures out a plan Pedicures to get your skin looking Gel Nails & Waxing younger and Eyelash Extensions fresher! Brow & Lash Tinting Above: Cannons Creek Class of 2013 Past Pupil, Taryn Golding competed against many first year UCT students in her BSc class, to win the coveted UCT First Year Chemistry Medal. Taryn is seen here with the Cannons Creek High School Principal Mike van Haght, who was Taryn's Science teacher.

Above: Cannons Creek 2015 Grade 6 Call Cheryl www.sublimeskinandbody.co.za winner of the Principal's Award went to or Lauren sublimeskinandbody@telkomsa.net Charlotte Wolfson. The award is given to 021 531 4860 f facebook.com/sublimeskinandbody the best all-rounder in academics, culture and sport. Charlotte is seen with Mrs Carol Booth, (left) Founder Principal of Cannons Creek; and Mrs Hazelmay Duncan, (right) a member of the Cannons Creek Trust.Sublime-M5-059.indd 1 26/01/2016

SOUTH AFRICAN JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

Above - Gold medal winners: Jason de Villiers, Noah Melunsky and Felix Melunsky. Noah is holding his team's trophy.

Cannons Creek pupils Jason de Villiers, Noah Melunsky & Felix Melunsky represented Western Province in the under 12 section at the South African Junior Chess Championship, held at UCT from 4 - 7 January, in very hot conditions. Over 2 100 children competed in the event, in which teams of 10 played for their province against rival provincial teams. All three boys performed impressively, gaining high individual scores, which helped their teams to take first place.

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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

MATRIC CLASS OF 2015 The Principal, Staff and Pupils of Cannons Creek Independent School congratulates the class of 2015! Well done on maintaining a 100% pass rate, achieved since the inception of the High School. We wish you all the best with your future plans. Cannons Creek recipient of WCED’s Award of Excellence

www.cannonscreek.co.za 021 531 0912 (Primary School) 021 531 5011 (High School)

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COMMUNITY NEWS

PINELANDS HIGH SCHOOL MATRIC RESULTS Congratulations to the Pinelands High School Matric Class of 2015 on its outstanding results. Of the 188 students who wrote the NSC examinations, 159 achieved Bachelor’s passes – 85.5%. The top student was Terri Lakey who achieved 8 subject A’s (including Advanced Programme Mathematics). Terri scored an average of 91% with 98% for Mathematics, 96% for Life Sciences and 95% for Physical Sciences. She was followed by Toshka Coleman and Keenen Hindley who each attained 7 A’s. Terri obtained a bursary from Sasol and will be studying Chemical Engineering at UCT this year.

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Professional teachers in all styles Participation in competitions & shows Viv Pullin 021 531 8976 • 083 273 2159 Jen Stretch 021 531 5777 • 083 635 2414 www.dancecocapetown.co.za • viv@zoppini.co.za

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Left: Terri Lakey - top achiever at PHS in the 2015 Matric exams.

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WINNER OF THE DONOVAN-COWPER AWARD Gianluca Bicarri (Gr 7) of Pinehurst Primary was the proud recipient of the prestigious Donovan-Cowper Trophy, which is named after the two founders of Living Maths and is presented annually. This recipient needs to show the type of character, committment and determination to be an excellent ambassador for maths and problem solving. Congratulations Gianluca. Zachary Redfern (Gr 2) received a first place award in the Living Maths Olympiad and five other Pinehurst Primary students came within the top 3 highest results for their grades.

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Left: Gianluca Bicarri with his parents and Bradley Lawrence from Living Maths.

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OPEN DAY 21/01/2016 8:57 AM

PINELANDS NORTH 1 March 2016 PRIMARY SCHOOL EXCELLENT STAFF MOTIVATED PUPILS INVOLVED FAMILIES

working together to provide an inclusive, quality education! Richmond Ave, Pinelands

Tours at

08:30 am 12:00 pm

Happy and safe, yet stimulating, co-educational learning environment Vibrant team of committed and innovative teachers Enhanced curriculum

In-house learning support and enrichment programme

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Wide range of extramural activities

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Nurturing aftercare facilities

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Outstanding art & music department

20 YEARS OF COMMUNITY BUILDING AT PNPS As the longest standing principal in Pinelands, Ann Morton knows what it takes to build an inclusive community. Since 1997 her passion and enthusiasm to create a school where all are valued, has resulted in a school which is now recognized as a world leader in teaching empathy, tolerance, problem solving, critical thinking and for living an inclusive ethos. If you haven’t already seen it, go to Youtube- Everyone a changemaker: The Story of Pinelands North to view the Ashoka movie made about PNPS and then visit the school yourself to ‘feel’ the difference!


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COMMUNITY NEWS

SETH AND ZOË GET READY FOR FLORIDA Seth (9 yrs) & Zoë (15 yrs) are on an exciting journey preparing for the Applause Rising Talent Showcase (ARTS) in Orlando, Florida in July. They will be performing in front of casting agents and talent scouts for the top music, movie/TV and modelling agencies abroad, with the purpose of receiving a call-back. They will also be attending workshops at the New York Film academy. Cousins Seth and Zoë were first noticed at the Summer Heat Model and Talent search auditions at Grandwest Casino in May 2015, where they qualified to attend the National finals in Durban at the Wild Coast Sun & Casino in December last year. Both Seth and Zoë are working hard towards the trip to the USA. Anyone who feels they would like to sponsor these talented youngsters is invited to call Seth's mother Caryn at 084 221 8762.

PINEHURST GRADE 6 COLLECTS FOR KIDCRU

Pinelands

Montessori PRESCHOOL

Zoë (left) and Seth (right) represented the Western Cape in modelling, singing, dancing and acting, at the National Finals of the Summer Heat Model & Talent Search held at the Wild Coast in December 2015. Seth won awards for Junior Male model of the year, top 5 for his monologue, with a playful piece called "I don't like girls"; and he won a mentorship award. Pinehurst Primary School encourages each class to adopt a charity and reach out to the community around them. The Grade 6 class of 2015 decided to raise funds for KIDCRU, a unit at Tygerberg hospital that researches paediatric infectious diseases focussing on research into the treatment of paediatric HIV AIDS and Tuberculosis. The class raised R4 100 towards the annual Christmas party held for the children at KIDCRU, as well as some gift items. A few pupils went to visit the KIDCRU team at Tygerberg hospital to hand over their donations, and were given a tour of KIDCRU, visiting a children’s ward in the hospital. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to see the good work people do on a daily basis and how their small donations would help. The Pinehurst School choir provided entertainment.

WE CATER FOR 3 - 6 YEAR OLDS WE OFFER

Bright, stimulating environment Full and half day attendance Individual guidance Caring, creative and motivated educators Holiday care Extramurals Playball, Swimming and Soccercize Starz

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For more information, come to the PNPS Open Day on 1 March 2016

Red Roots

PRE-PRIMARY EXCELLENT STAFF MOTIVATED PUPILS INVOLVED FAMILIES

working together to provide an inclusive, quality education!

Richmond Ave, Pinelands

021 531 3414

admin@pnps.co.za www.redroots.co.za

LIFE AT RED ROOTS Red Roots is a pre-primary with an inclusive approach to learning.

We believe in the ability of every child to learn. Our vibrant team of committed staff members seeks to develop every child’s full potential.

The beautiful school building and surrounds are augmented by sharing Pinelands North Primary School’s facilities.

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MICKLEFIELD SCHOOL GRADE 3 VISITS THE BROWN AND ANNIE RETIREMENT HOME Grade 3 teacher, Brighid Ryan, accompanied Judi Francisco when she first interviewed Bam Hughes and Richard Lawrenson - WWII veterans (see Muse December 2015). This led to the Grade 3 class visiting the Brown and Annie Retirement Home and the girls doing a musical performance and sharing tea with the residents. The Grade 3 girls then asked the rest of Micklefield School to upcycle their bandanas from Bandana

day, and these were turned into attractive table cloths to be used to brighten up the home’s dining area. The table cloths were delivered to Brown and Annie, and the girls sang Christmas carols and provided cakes for tea. Below: The Grade 3 class with their teacher, Brighid Ryan and mom Jax Douglas-Jones, who helped sew the bandanas altogether.


MONEY MATTERS

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TRIED-AND-TESTED

INDEPENDENT

FEE-BASED ADVICE

RETIREMENT TIPS

FROM FINANCIAL & LEGAL EXPERTS

HOW DO THE RECENT RETIREMENT REFORMS AFFECT YOU?

By Sue Torr

Director at Crue Invest Although the investment arena may appear complicated, and highly regulated, there are a set of underlying fundamentals when it comes to preparing for one’s retirement that are universally true and indisputably sound. Only 6% of South Africans are able to retire comfortably without adjusting their standard of living, so now it is more important than ever to address one’s retirement savings. Here are our ten triedand-tested tips for retirement planning: 1. It’s never too late to start As in the case of diet and exercise, it is never too late to start saving for retirement. Whilst the consensus is that one should start saving with one’s first pay cheque, the reality is that this very rarely happens. The Chinese proverb rings true: “The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” If you didn’t start with your first pay cheque, then start now. 2. Set retirement goals No financial planner can hope to provide investment advice without determining your retirement goals first. Developing your own retirement plan requires a full understanding of when you wish to retire, where you would like to live, what income you would need to live comfortably and what capital outflows you anticipate. In the timeless words of Lewis Carroll, “If you don’t know where you are going, then any road will get you there.” 3. Spread your investment risk Not diversifying your investments is perhaps the greatest risk to your retirement funding. Many entrepreneurial-minded people spend their careers building up enormous equity in their businesses, personal property portfolios or even gold, with the belief that this equity can easily be realised at retirement. However, as the axing of Minister Nhlanhla Nene demonstrated to us, the idiosyncrasies of politics and economics can have unforeseeable effects on businesses. As a general rule, Easter is the only time of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to put all your eggs in one basket. 4. Insist on transparency Old-school, insurance-based retirement annuities and endowment policies were notorious for their lack of transparency concerning commissions, investment fees

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Creating and protecting your wealth

and penalties. Thankfully, however, the new generation of fee-based financial advisors and reputable investment houses provide full transparency when it comes to advice fees, investment fees and targeting investment returns. 5. Preserve your capital When transferring between jobs, it is tempting to cash out retirement funding, forgetting that any withdrawal from accumulated savings interrupts the power of compounding interest, and the investor goes ‘back to begin'. Preservation funds are good safe havens for one’s retirement capital. 6. Use the tax deductions With effect from 1 March 2016, investors will qualify for a tax deduction of up to 27.5% of their taxable incomes towards a retirement annuity. This is a significant tax deduction that should not be ignored. 7. Don’t under-estimate your longevity We are living longer than any generation before us thanks to enormous advances in science and medicine. Whilst women tend to live longer than men, this is not normally reflected in their retirement funding. When developing your retirement plan, consider the reality that you may well live to age 100. 8. Buy and hold Stick with a buy-and-hold investment strategy and take advantage of the power of compounding - the potential of invested money to make more money. It’s for no small reason that Albert Einstein said that “compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it.” 9. Don’t bank on a lottery win The reality is that one’s chance of winning the South African Lotto is 1 in 13,983,816, which means that you have to buy 13,983,816 tickets to be sure that you will win this prize – at a total cost of R48,943,356. Take a raffle ticket, for sure, but don’t gamble with your retirement. 10. Just do it Thankfully we operate in a very wellregulated financial services environment which provides an excellent array of retirement funding vehicles for us to choose from – including the newly implemented tax-free savings accounts. Remember, the worst thing you can possibly do is nothing at all. 

The enactment of the 2015 Taxation Laws Amendment Act completes the legislative process to enable the tax harmonisation of retirement fund contributions and benefits. These changes will take effect on 1 March 2016. All new contributions into provident funds after 1 March 2016 by those younger than 55 years will be subject to the twothirds annuitisation requirement, but only once the amount at retirement exceeds the threshold. In addition to this, all individual taxpayers who contribute towards a retirement fund (pension or provident fund or retirement annuity) after 1 March 2016, will qualify for a tax deduction up to 27.5% of the greater of taxable income or remuneration, up to a limit of R350 000.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? As fee-based financial advisors, we consider it our job to untangle the legal and financial complexities which are inherent in the retirement industry, and to repackage them in a manner that anyone can understand. Each and every retirement plan is developed by our team of financial planners, which includes experts in tax, investments, estate planning and group benefits.

MEET OUR TEAM OF ADVISORS

Back from left: Brad van Coller (B.Comm, PGCE), Eric Jordaan (B.A. LLB, LLM (Tax), Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning), Devon Card (B.Comm) Front from left: Craig Torr (B.Comm, CFP®), Gareth Collier (B.Comm)

Come and have coffee with us. We’d love to help you plan your retirement.

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PINELANDERS

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Animal lover, Gloria Pitlo, has been supporting KAPS - the Karoo Animal Protection Society for 12 years. From small beginnings, selling second hand items from a sidewalk table, to garage sales, Gloria now celebrates the first anniversary of her Charity Shop in Parow.

GLORIA PITLO

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excellence

THE NEW SHOP

"The Charity Shop is just off Voortrekker Road, with few direct passers by, so I have had to work hard at getting customers to the front door. On Valentine's day last year I stood outside with flyers advertising free cookies to anyone who came in! A big A-frame board is prominent on

Above: Gloria with her adopted rescue dog, Pickles - an alert youngster who was the only survivor from a litter of abandoned puppies. the sidewalk. I have had help from the Tygerberger and other organisations that do advertising for me - especially when I have my half price sales! Lyn Nyenes and Helene Biddulph have been a constant help and are indispensable in the running of the shop."

AN EYE FOR SOMETHING OF WORTH

"We get donations ranging from furniture to electrical goods, clothing, bric-a-brac - most popular are the items of linen and wool. Once I was given some framed

Interview and Portrait: Glynnis Schutte

KAROO ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY

Gloria and her husband Roger, moved to Pinelands in 1988 and feel it is important to keep busy in retirement. They give their wholehearted support to KAPS, a charity that is close to their hearts. From day one they have worked hard at collecting saleable items, cleaning and repairing them. They take no money for administration, or petrol and in the early days they used to buy the goods to make sure they had some money to give to KAPS. Gloria describes the area that KAPS services, in the little Karoo as "God's forgotten country". The rural folk need help with animal medical problems,

sterilisation, flea and tick control, and education in caring for animals. The facility is run by Colette Teale with help from her husband Percy. She initiated the NGO in 2001 on a farm near Barrydale at the foot of the Langeberg mountains. They employ some inspectors and have a mobile unit that serves an area covering 5 000 square kilometres. Any dogs taken in are kept in safe homes and fostered until they are well enough to be adopted. Sterilisations are organised with vets who operate for reduced fees. The KAPS monthly newsletter is prepared by a willing volunteer in the UK - "it would be wonderful to get someone local to help with this " says Gloria, "and KAPS also needs a webmaster to update the website on a regular basis".

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SUCCESSFUL FUND RAISING

Gloria was introduced to the work done at KAPS in Barrydale through a friend Sue Blias. Together they collected donated items and set up a sales table on the verge opposite Stellenberg School. Their success motivated them to move their charity to Sue's garage, where they raised money for KAPS for another 10 years. In December 2014 Gloria decided to open a charity shop in Parow, and in just one year managed to raise R60 000 - and the shop only opens on Fridays and Saturday mornings - "it is all I can cope with right now" says Gloria.

OPEN DAY SAT 27 FEB 2016 09h00 – 12h00

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paintings. I put them on gumtree to see if they would sell, but there were no takers. So I took them off to Rudd auctioneers where they realised R10 000! We have also raised funds from the sale of a donated Royal Albert Tea Set. So many people have helped us with our endeavour to help the forgotten animals in the Karoo. Other Pinelanders have given generously of their time and talent and we are very grateful to all who help us through their shops helping to sell specialist items."

CAN YOU HELP?

Gloria believes that we should all count our blessings and remember those that are in need. Her passion is for the animals in the rural areas who are not in the direct eye of the generous public. She has found it rewarding to "get out of her comfort zone" to raise funds for a good cause. If you would like to support Gloria by donating goods, services or sponsoring the rental on the charity shop, please call her at 083 450 2782. The Charity Shop address: Shop number 4, Montana Building, 249 Voortrekker Road, Parow (near the Sanlam Centre, opposite the Caltex Garage). Gloria will collect. See www.kaps.org.za. 

Left to right: Liam Buck & his father Rob Buck

ROB AND LIAM BUCK

On Saturday, 12 December 2015, Pinelanders Rob and Liam Buck took to the athletics track to compete in the Tygerberg NLC Summer Series Athletics Meeting in Parow.

FATHER AND SON AT THE SAME TRACK

This was a special occasion where father and son competed in the same track athletics meeting - something that does not happen often. Even more noteworthy is that they both won medals and came in the top three in their respective events.

BRINGING THE MEDALS HOME

Liam won the gold medal in the u11 100m race, running a very fast time of 13.13sec. Later in the day, his Dad (Rob) competed in the men's Long Jump competition, jumping 6.14m for third place and the bronze medal. Rob Buck had this to say: "I was very happy with my Long Jump performance and was somewhat surprised to win a medal as I was competing against

guys who are 15-20 years younger than me. It was really great to compete in the same athletics meeting with Liam. His 100m race was impressive and very fast for an 11 year old." Rob jokingly added: "...and he will soon be faster than me - a scary thought."

LIAM - A KEEN SPORTSMAN

Liam has set nine new athletics records at his school, Pinehurst Primary, has represented WP and Western Cape schools at the South African Primary School Athletics Championships and is apparently on a mission to run faster than his Dad as soon as possible.

TAKING THE LONG JUMP TO PERTH

Rob competes in Masters Athletics (in the 40-44 age category), was the South African Champion in his age group for the Long Jump last year and is currently training for the World Masters Athletics Championships in Perth later this year. 

Pinehurst Primary School invites you to our:

Open Day

Tuesday 1 March 2016 From 8:30am to 10am

The morning includes an address from the Principal, a tour of the school, a visit to the Gr 1 and 2 classrooms & enrolment information.

For more information and to RSVP please contact us on

021 531 2783 or secretary@phps.org.za View our website at www.phps.org.za

DISCEMUS UT SERVEMUS

We learn so that we may serve

Achieving excellence in a values-based community


COMMUNITY NEWS

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PINELANDS BAPTIST CHURCH OFFERS GRIEF SHARING PROGRAMS

matter if your loss, separation or divorce are recent, or long past – If you are still burdened, seek help to find your way back to wholeness through one of these caring, non-judgmental programs.

COMMENTS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS:

“If this wasn’t available, I would still be at home crying.” “It changed my life at a time when I thought my life was over.” “Let everyone know there is wonderful life after divorce when you manage to climb back up again on the steps provided by this course and the wonderful presenters.”

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HELP FOR THE HURTING

Until you’ve been there it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. Sometimes friends and family simply don’t know how to help. The same is true with the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Children experiencing any of the above situations often struggle even more than their parents, resulting in life-hindering consequences if they are unable to heal and move on. Happily, help is at hand. Three programs being offered by the Pinelands Baptist church offer a way forward from pain and sadness.

DIVORCECARE AND GRIEFSHARE

Cape Town Office Pinelands Branch Office

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Facilitated by people who have a personal understanding of what it is to experience divorce and death respectively – and of the road to healthy recovery. Through video seminars and group discussion in a warm, supportive environment, small group members are encouraged and empowered to deal with their pain and rebuild after facing a difficult season of life. It doesn’t

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Aimed at children between the ages of 6 (Gr R) and 12/13 (Gr 7) who are dealing with loss through death, separation, divorce, and custodial care. It is lead by a team of facilitators/safe-keepers, who understand children and who provide a caring environment in which each child is equipped with tools and skills that will help them to heal. Geared to help children develop healthier relationships within their own families, each session is a fun place with games, music, activities and small group discussion.

COMMENTS FROM PARTICIPANTS’ PARENTS:

“I would recommend the course to anyone whose child needs the tools to overcome difficult times.” “My child processed a lot of her hurt. She enjoyed the practical things she made and loved the food and treats. Thanks for your warmth, love and care." Come to the Growing Seasons Information Evening at PBC on 4 February at 18h00. For information on any of the above courses see the Muse calendar Feb 2016 or call Andrea at PBC on 021 531 3922; and/or look at the Ministries Tab on www.pbc.org.za. Please Note – Participant numbers are limited. We look forward to helping you heal! 

SANS SOUCI

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL invites you to their…

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Come and visit. You’ll be glad that you did!


TRAVELLERS

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ALASKA

Main Picture: The Margerie Glacier. Article & photographs by Dorothy du Plooy

Rounding off a year long stay in Vancouver, Dorothy and Mark took the opportunity to tick off one of their bucket list dream trips. Taking advantage of the proximity of Vancouver to Anchorage - a mere three hour flight away, they travelled the "inside passage" of Alaska, experiencing glaciers, the autumn colours of the forests, amazing wildlife and hoped to see the incredible Northern Lights. DEPARTURE FROM ANCHORAGE

I expected Anchorage to be covered in snow, but as we arrived at the beginning of autumn, the grass was green and the gardens were a mass of flowers, with hanging baskets on all the lamp posts overflowing with cascades of lobelias and pelargoniums. The temperature range was a comfortable 6-15 oC. Anchorage is a very quaint town with a population just over 300 000, which is less than half of the 737 000 total population of Alaska. The people of Alaska are very friendly and helpful.

THE TRAIN TO SEWARD

We took the Coastal Classic train transfer from Anchorage to Seward, where the Oosterdam was moored. We had five hours of picturesque scenery as the train puffed all along the Cook Inlet, with towering mountains on the one side and still aquamarine water on the other side. The mountains were covered in Willow and Alder trees, interspersed with carpets of scrubs in their full autumn colours of green, burnt orange and yellow . We had a very quick glimpse of a Beluga whale, but it was one of those quick sightings where you wonder if it was for real.

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THE WONDERS OF GLACIER BAY

On day two, we had the highlight of the cruise as we sailed into Glacier Bay and the mist miraculously lifted on a perfect day, to reveal a wonderland of aquamarine water dotted with ice floes, surrounded by snow capped mountains with waterfalls in the crevasses. It was one of the most beautiful sights that I have ever seen and I wished that I could hold on to the experience. Glacier Bay was a large single glacier of solid ice 200 years ago, known as the Grand Pacific Glacier. It has now retreated by 105 km to leave the largest protected water area park in the world with 20 smaller glaciers in its trail. The Johns Hopkins and Margerie glaciers are at the head of the Tarr inlet and are two of only a few glaciers worldwide that are either stable or advancing. The Johns Hopkins glacier is quite an imposing sight, towering 76m above the water which stretches way above the 10 story cruise liner and another 60m below the water’s surface. We stayed at the glacier for about 30 minutes just listening to the groaning and creaking sounds of this solid mass of ice as it slowly ground its way forward. We were all ecstatic to watch as

a piece of ice broke off with a thunderous crack and splash into the calm water.

THE QUAINT TOWN OF HAINES

The following morning, we docked in Haines. This quaint town with a population under 2 000 survives mainly on its income from tourism. They have to make the best of it over the few months before the weather makes it inhospitable.

SPAWNING SALMON AND GRIZZLY BEARS

On our bus excursion along the river it was fascinating to see the salmon run – the river alive with salmon swimming upstream to spawn. There was great excitement when we spotted our first grizzly bear frolicking in the water, catching fish and then sitting with his legs stretched out forward and eating his catch. We also watched as a mother bear taught her two cubs to fish. They have to eat a huge amount of salmon to fatten up for their winter hibernation. We saw lots of hump back whales, sea lions and otters on our way back. It was the experience of a lifetime for both of us and one that we would do again in a heartbeat. We missed out on the Northern Lights, so we will leave the cruise on the bucket list. 

Dorothy and Mark with the Mendenhall www.pinelandsdirectory.co.za glacier behind them.


OUT AND ABOUT

Philadelphia

Philadelphia - only half an hour away up the N7 towards Malmsbury is a quaint village worth visiting to capture the feeling of stepping back in time, but still having the comfort of modern day amenities. The Muse featured Philadelphia in May 2013 thanks to writer Regine Lord who expanded on the history of the farming community dating back to 1863. The prominent NG Kerk is still a much loved landmark, close to the familiar favourites - the popular Pepper Tree Art Stable and Coffee shop, Die Malle Meul - a wonderful venue for weddings, with a children's playground and a labyrinth for those wishing for a spiritual journey. There are a variety of gift shops including Magic Minerals, and the Dekor shop. Our recent visit to Philadelphia revealed

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- west coast

some changes to the family of shops and restaurants. Odds Bistro has moved to a large modern building with green lawns and an airconditioned garden bar. A new find was the "Deli Shed" open for the first day and very popular for their freshly baked bread and coffee! Watch this space for their meals - coming soon. A haven for art and artists, Phildaelphia has a few art galleries worth a visit. Just walking through the streets affords one the opportunity of taking some interesting photographs of "the old and the new", including a plethora of interesting rusty objet d'art. When you are next in Philadelphia - see if you can find them! 

Contributing photographer Michelle van Asperen.

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

OTHER SERVICES INCLUDE Kitchens Painting Ceilings Paving Floors

Plastering & Skimming Built-in Cupboards Patios and Braais Water Features Waterproofing

POOL SHOP

www.poolrenovation.co.za

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chemicals, equipment, spares and accessories Free Pinelands delivery • over R100

COMPLETED RENOVATIONS

SERVICE CONTRACTS WEEKLY & FORTNIGHTLY

We do essential pool cleaning and maintenance to keep your pool sparkling all year round.

MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS SPECIALISTS IN • marble plaster, fibreglass & pool paving WE ALSO DO • Gate Motors Intercoms • Electric Fencing

ALL PROJECTS ARE OWNER SUPERVISED

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

Approved stockists, installers & applicators of these quality brands

Contact Henry on 084 551 3695 f apexbuildingservicessa

REEDWORTH POOL RENOVATORS

Traditional Thatch Roofs Michael: 071 185 8563

www.traditionalthatchroofs.co.za

We undertake building, tiling and paving for patio & pool surrounds.

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

For all your swimming pool requirements

THATCH ROOFS • BRAAI ROOMS • LAPAS Fire Protection • Re-thatching • Overhauls • Design

Call 021 689 7693 | 083 463 4914 gerald@thepoolpeople.co.za

GATE POWER

Your Pinelands automated gate GP

Clive Fletcher Centurion & ET Systems 021 531 8674 Sliding and swing gates 082 963 3992

OLD SCHOOL HANDYMAN CALL DON 072 334 8913

01donbosman@gmail.com

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SPEAK TO 083 521 8271 MALCOLM 021 712 3011

NEW fibreglass shell and solar heating installations

www.reedworthpools.co.za

Pinelands Garden Maintenance

Pine Power ELECTRICAL

Ian Hinrichsen 084 702 8037

since 1993

info@reedworthpools.co.za

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

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ELECTRICAL pty (ltd)

RYAN 072 381 6142 DAVIES 021 637 0593

ryanneildavies@gmail.com

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

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FOOD FROM THE HEART By Heleen Meyer

Portrait: Neville Lockhart Food shot: Neville Lockhart, courtesy of Pharma Dynamics

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

JACKET SWEET POTATOES WITH COTTAGE CHEESE Recipe from Cooking from the heart 3 Serves 6 4 tsp (20 ml) olive or avocado oil ¼ cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp (30 ml) water 4 tsp (20 ml) finely grated fresh ginger 1 small chilli, seeded & chopped (optional) 1 clove of garlic, crushed 2 onions, cut into wedges 6-8 (700-900 g) small sweet potatoes, in the skin black pepper to taste ¾ cup (180 ml) plain smooth low-fat cottage cheese handful fresh coriander leaves 1. Preheat the oven to 180 ˚C. 2. Mix oil, lemon juice, water, ginger, chilli and garlic in a large bowl. Add onions and sweet potatoes and toss to coat the veggies. Season with pepper. 3. Place in an oven dish, with all the liquid and seasonings. Roast for 45 min to 1 hour or until the sweet potatoes are soft. 4. Stir onions with the pan juices into the cottage cheese. Cut a deep slit into each sweet potato and fill with 2 tbsp (30 ml) of the mixture. Garnish with fresh coriander. 5. Serve with grilled or roasted fish, chicken or pork and fill your plate with any green veggies, lightly cooked and seasoned with lemon juice and black pepper. A green salad will also be delicious.

A Jacket Required My colleagues and I develop quite a number of recipes for various projects and purposes every year. In my mind they are all exciting and special and yet, some stand out in a different way, or shall I say, on our taste buds. Sometimes it’s the specific ingredients that make it interesting. With other recipes it may be the synergy between ingredients that results in an extra special dish and with others it’s the pure simplicity of the combinations that is the wow factor. These jacket sweet potatoes are one of those latter recipes. We needed to develop something as a healthy alternative to what most would call a ‘white starch’, to enjoy as a side dish. In other words, something that could replace bread, pasta, rice or one of the usual starches on our plates. With the ever stronger growing focus on reducing refined and processed foods to enjoy healthier meals, this is an excellent option to have in your repertoire. I enjoy the challenge of making healthy

food, which is just as flavourful as a sometimes less than healthy counterpart. We used the idea of a baked potato in the skin served with sour cream for these jacket sweet potatoes and added a few twists for extra flavour. A simple oil mixture, seasoned with fresh garlic, ginger, lemon and chilli, flavours the sweet potatoes. These are then roasted with onion wedges in a roasting pan. Once the veggies are cooked, the onions and delicious pan juices are stirred into smooth cottage cheese to serve in large dollops on the sweet potatoes. The caramelised flavour of the roasted onions and sweet potatoes with a bit of zing, is a taste that you would want to enjoy again quite soon. Serve these with your next braai or any meat of your choice. It’s delicious with roasted chicken or pork and just what you need with a fresh line fish over the coals. Add a large green summer salad and you will have a meal fit for a king. Enjoy this summer’s cooking – the healthy way.

Cook up a storm with Make five Heleen’s recipe book Make five/Maak vyf will inspire you to use a variety of everyday ingredients in five delectable and interesting ways. The recipes are easy and versatile with lots of practical tips on how to cook delicious, wholesome food for

your family. To order a signed copy of Make five/Maak vyf or for more information on any of her books, visit www.heleenmeyer. co.za, email her on heleen.m@iafrica.com or like her on Facebook www.facebook. com/HeleenMeyerFood .

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GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY. Entrance, o/p dining room & lounge with fireplace. Spacious sunroom onto pool & garden. 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Tandem garage, outside room (easy cottage conversion). Plenty of offstreet parking. Very good location for Pinehurst Primary School & Howard Centre. Owner of 41 years is scaling down and giving you this excellent chance.

A GRAND LADY IN OLDE PINELANDS. Downstairs: Entrance, 1 bedroom with large ensuite bathroom, small bedroom/study, guest cloak. Kitchen with built in stove and laundry. Lounge with fireplace, dining room. Flow to undercover patio and pool. Upstairs: 2 Bedrooms, 1 spacious, characterful bathroom. Auto tandem garaging.

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Pinelands

R2,850,000

New release. Family home in quiet street, close to shops, schools & play park. Entrance to o/p lounge/ dining room with flow to tv room onto pool area and garden. Kitchen with built in oven and hob. 3 bedrooms (bics), 2 bathrooms, separate toilet. Tandem garage plus secure off street parking. Outside storeroom.

View WMP4966 Call Dave Brown / Peter Lovell

Pinelands

R2,750,000

New release. Sole mandate. Quaint cottage in large, garden. Untouched, vintage home in a wonderful road, opposite park. Close to Howard Centre & Green School. Oregon floors, high ceilings, fireplace. Huge bathroom, 3 bedrooms, large lounge & dining room, sunroom. Extra length single garage with room & toilet.

Call Dave Brown / Peter Lovell

Pinelands

*R15,000pm

Secure family home. Unique 3 bedroom home. Spacious lounge with fire place, open plan dining room. Large kitchen with modern finishes. Lush back garden with braai area. 3 spacious en suite bedrooms with bics. Rental includes garden service and armed response. Fully alarmed. Strictly not pet friendly.

View WMS2723 Call Roxy Pugh

R2,695,000

Solid family home. New release. Sole mandate. Entrance to large lounge & dining room (onto patio). Large family room onto patio. 3 Dbl bedrooms (bics), Full modern family bathroom, separate loo. Eat-in kitchen. Extra width single garage + off-street parking. Sparking pool in sheltered north facing rear garden.

View WMP4963 Call Dave Brown / Peter Lovell

Pinelands

*R2,450,000

A step into Pinelands. Entrance to lounge, dining room, 3 good sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (main en suite), plus a family room with doors to garden and pool. Single garage and loads of off-street parking. A good buy!

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Pinelands

*R15,500pm

Family home near Howard Centre. 3 bedrooms with bics, open plan lounge/dining room. Spacious kitchen, sunroom with sliding doors to garden with pool. Good security with remote access gates and alarm. Not pet friendly. NOTE: there are 2 self contained cottages on the property with one professional person in each.

View WMS2695 Call Roxy Pugh

Pinelands

R3,590,000

Imaginatively and attractively updated. Entrance to lounge, dining room open plan to modern kitchen, scullery and laundry. Family room and study. Stacking doors to patio and pool. 3 Double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (mes). Triple garaging. Easy access to shopping and schools.

Call Dave Brown / Peter Lovell

Pinelands

*R2,350,000

Controlled access. Light, bright and modern. Extra spacious lounge, dining room open plan to modern kitchen with doors to private paved garden. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (main en suite). Single garage with direct access

Call Dave Brown / Peter Lovell

Pinelands

*R15,500pm

Secure two bedroom home located in quiet close in Pinelands. The property has an open plan kitchen, lounge, dining room with doors to a neat easy to maintain garden and swimming pool. Garden and pool service included.

Call Roxy Pugh

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Dave Brown

Peter Lovell

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Pinelands/Thornton

T 021 531 3041 C 083 659 9333 *asking price

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T 021 531 3041 C 082 330 4111

T 021 531 3041 C 079 529 6939

Rentals

T 021 531 0993 C 079 066 3716

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