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FAY WOODHEAD

PINELANDER WITH A ZEST FOR TRAVEL SPECIAL FEATURE IT AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

PANCAKE Heleen BAKE Meyer

THE NORTH Community WEST Travellers

AVONTUUR Out and FARM WALK About


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INELANDS RETIREMENT Tel 021 671 4186 Tel 083 252 2594 www.pamgolding.co.za

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Now Open 2pm - 5pm daily! Tel 071 683 2315 www.shireprop.com


WELCOME About the cover: Photographer Derrill Papendorf is a regular visitor to the Intaka Island bird sanctuary at Century City. Aptly named "Intaka" is an IsiXhosa word for a bird. If you set up early in one of the bird hides you will see many birds and be able to get some good images. This image of the Malachite Kingfisher was taken with a 600mm lens - it was also interesting to see some kingfishers regurgitating the bone pellet of the fish they had eaten. Left: Muse editor Max Schutte at the opening of The Grove Retirement centre.

REMEMBERING MOMENTOUS OCCASIONS

As I write this column, I am also preparing something to read to the Red School pupils for their Readers are Leaders programme. I am planning to recall memories of the excitement of a young child like me who watched the first Moon landing live on TV in 1969. While I don’t remember the details, I do clearly recall feeling the amazement that it was really happening and that I was watching it at the same time. That brief event is probably what sparked my lifelong interest in astronomy. While preparing, a few other events came to mind which were defining moments for me - in history and personally. Having grown up during the cold war era, the fall of the Berlin Wall was an unthinkable surprise after the fear of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the later assassination of Kennedy. Even though these were distant events, they made me feel that, even at the foot of Africa, we were a part of a wider world which I wanted to know more about. As South Africans, the release of Nelson Mandela and the euphoria of the 1994 elections followed by the famous World Cup win in 1995 made us feel good about ourselves in a way that had not been possible before. The nervousness, anticipation and excitement of my marriage proposal next to the Seine in Paris, the wonder of going onto the 'World Wide Web’ for the first time when it was emerging in the early 90’s... these moments changed the direction of my life. Thinking back on these events, it’s the emotions they brought out that remain strongest in my memory while the exact details of who said or did what are often fuzzy, with just a single significant image of the event etched in the memory. Perhaps that's why it's important to write up and photograph stories so we have the details to supplement our emotional memories in the future. I hope you enjoy this edition's stories.

Max Schutte Editor and Advertising

Writer and Photographer

Max Schutte

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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 063 • June 2016 Bookings: 16 May Published: 31 May 2016 Content: 20 May

Above: Cape Dwarf Chameleon

CHAMELEONS IN PINELANDS

Pinelands is fortunate to have a very healthy population of the Cape Dwarf Chameleon. Dwarf Chameleons don’t lay eggs like other chameleons but give birth to tiny live young which can be found in small groups near the mother. Help save our chameleons by removing them from trees that are being pruned. Carefully go through each branch: one Pinelands resident saved 23 by doing this! Some people are very superstitious about chameleons and so this is a task you have to do yourself. Text and photo by Dr Callan Cohen, research associate at the UCT FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, bird book author and director of Birding Africa tours see: www.birdingafrica.com. Callan is also a dedicated natural historian and has a passion for all things natural, including flora and trees, frogs, reptiles, butterflies, dragonflies, and mammals.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

MAY

Only R20 was R24.90

Breakfasts & Lunches sit down or take-away

Party Platters Frozen Meals Millside Park, Morningside, Ndabeni

021 531 6398 www.goodys.co.za

Come to the beautiful gardens of Pinelands Place for a fun fête starting at 8am and ending at 1pm. Call 021 531 4481.

30 April 2016

15 May 2016

Bring the family and have a grand day out from 9am - 4pm. Food bar, children's activities, games and prizes, books and white elephant. Call 021 531 6382 5pm-7pm.

Join us as we celebrate Pentecost together as the Church of Pinelands at 18:30 at the Baptist Church, La Gratitude. Email: Office@pbc.org.za.

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PINELANDS PLACE FUN AFFAIR

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TREASURES

FUN-A-FAIR AT PINELANDS BOWLING CLUB

CLASSIQUE SOCIAL DANCE CLUB

Dance every Saturday night from 8pm till late. Singles & couples, theme evening, cash bar, secure parking. Dress: smart casual. R50pp. Dance lessons available. Jaggers Bowling Club, Strubens Road, Mowbray. 3:01 PM Marie 083 627 0770 or Billy 084 233 5959. Call

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I will offer you cash for any of these items:

DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP

GOLD (even scrap gold) remember when you lost that

earring and buried the other in your jewellery box? SILVER from scrap jewellery to silver teasets MEDALS Boer War, WW1, WW2 inc badges & buttons. COINS remember the old tickey, sixpence, shilling, 5 shilling and R1 coin from the 60’s? POSTCARDS up to 1945 (1900-1920 are best) CUPS & SAUCERS duos & trios (plate, cup & saucer) OLD TOYS Schuco, Dinky, Meccano etc. FOUNTAIN PENS, PEN-KNIVES Yes, I buy AND EVEN BROKEN WATCHES them too!

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.

email: destony@telkomsa.net

Hosted by The Helen Keller Society, in conjunction with Dementia SA, on the first Wednesday of every month at the Society in Links Drive, Pinelands at 6pm. Open to all who have loved ones with dementia (Alzheimer’s). Call Ruth or Estelle 021 531 5311 or email management1@helenkeller.org.za.

5 May 2016

ASCENSION DAY SERVICE

The Churches of Pinelands gather together outside Standard Bank and Wimpy at Howard Centre to worship Jesus and to celebrate Ascension Day at 6am. Join us! You will be on your way to work long before 7am! Contact: office@pinelandspresby.org.za.

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DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH BAZAAR

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Lovely country lamb, bric à brac and eats will be available at the Dutch Reformed Church 10:25 PM Bazaar which will be held at the Methodist Church Hall from 9am. Call Anita at 021 531 2401.

14 May 2016

RONDEBOSCH PARK MARKET

May Market

Sat 14 May 9am to 2pm

The market is closed for Winter through June, July & August. We re-open in Sept.

A selection of crafts, clothing, jewellery, food & much more. Corner Campground and Sandown Roads in Rondebosch f e

rondeboschparkmarket rondeboschmarket@gmail.com

10 DAYS OF PRAYER

Each year the churches of Pinelands set up an interactive 24/7 prayer room for the 10 days between Ascension Day and Pentecost Sunday. This year the prayer room will be hosted at the Baptist Church, La Gratitude. Sign up on line at signupschedule.com/pbc  or call the church office: Call 021 531 3922. Email: prayer@pbc.org.za.

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Special

5-15 May 2016

Buy a variety of crafts, clothing, jewellery, food and much more, at the corner of Campground and Sandown Roads in Rondebosch from 9am till 2pm. The market is closed for Winter through June, July & August – re-opening in September. Email: rondeboschmarket@gmail.com.

COMBINED PINELANDS CHURCHES PENTECOST SERVICE

VARIETY SHOW AT PBC

Come and enjoy "A Song and a Dance" Variety Show at Pinelands Bowling Club at 7pm. There will be music, songs as well as comedy skits. Tickets R70. Call Allan 083 303 3431.

21 May 2016

LIBRARY JUNIOR READING CLUB

For 10 to 13 year olds from 10am at the Pinelands Library. Come and have fun while developing and sharing the love of reading. Call 021 530 7160.

21 May 2016

THE PINELANDS CRAFT & GIFT FAIR SELECTION DAY

All exhibitors interested in participating in this year's fair from 5 - 22 Dec are invited to attend the selection day at the Dutch Reformed Church, Bellville West, 8th Ave, Boston. Call Jenni Brassington 082 661 6080 or pinelandsfair@gmail.com.

25 May 2016

PINELANDS STAMP CIRCLE

Meet at 7:15pm in the activities hall of the Pinelands Library for the annual auction. View from 6:30pm. Visitors welcome. Call John 021 531 1954 or Martin 021 689 5050.

25 May 2016 STEEL MAGNOLIAS

A cancer support group for ladies is hosted by cancer survivor Catherine at 20 Peak Drive. Call Catherine 021 531 3963.

28 May 2016

ANNUAL AUTUMN CONCERT

Come to the NG Church at 5 Central Square, Pinelands for a classical music concert by various artists. Show starts at 6pm. Tickets R80 for adults, R50 for learners. Security provided by the German Shepherd Dog Club. Call Anita at 021 531 298.

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Positively Pinelands PROPERTY PRICES, WHERE TO FROM HERE?

If you are considering selling, letting or buying, give us a call.

If you go to Property24 where most agents advertise you must then wonder why there are so many properties advertised above the R4m market. Is this a true reflection of prices? We believe not.

Pinelands

*R3 150 000

Pinelands

*R2 925 000

Pinelands

*R1 995 000

Pinelands

*R1 895 000

Pinelands

*R750 000

SOLD

CONTACT US

SOLD

Kathy 083 987 7673 Julie 079 499 3351 pinelands@seeff.com

SOLD

Sellers need to prepare for a tightening of the market as it enters the cool down phase. They should also be careful about basing their aspirations solely on property advertisements of other properties in the area as this could prove to be misleading. If you are not serious about selling please do not put your home on the market. If you are, then select a trusted agent, do your homework well and remember that the first offer is often the best!

*R3 698 000

SOLD

The current market is in what I call the “elastic band period”. For some time now sellers have been stretching the band that links buyer and seller and the buyers have merrily been dragged along. There is now a noticeable disparity between buyers and sellers expectations and buyers are digging in their heels. If sellers keep stretching the band something is going to give as buyers stall their home buying decisions. When the band breaks someone is going to get hurt. We have already noticed a marked decline in the number of enquiries by qualified buyers. There is an ideal timeframe in which a property sells. If you do not get a written offer in the first 30 days your home is incorrectly priced. Buyers are already looking for alternatives such as rentals which is great for landlords but not for sellers.

Pinelands

SOLD

Economists are warning us that 2016 is likely to be the most difficult year since 2008/9. With inflation at 7%, it will probably mean another two interest rate hikes. With soaring food prices (predicted 30% increase), an increase in rates and taxes and a GDP growth of less than 1% for this coming year, there must surely be some end in sight to soaring property prices.

SOLD SOLD

In the past 30 months property prices in Pinelands and Thornton have escalated dramatically and rentals are not far behind. According to Lightstone, prices escalated over 14% pa. The question that begs an answer is, how long can it continue before the market runs out of steam.

* Asking Prices

Ground Floor︱Howard Centre︱Pinelands︱Phone: 021 531 7507︱pinelands@seeff.com ︱

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COMMUNITY NEWS

PINEHURST PRIMARY SAILORS COMPETE AT THE MILNERTON AQUATIC CLUB

Above: Sporting their certificates for fourth place in the Junior Western Cape Inter-schools Challenge are Dean Carstens, Elisa Falcon and Bryan Carstens. Congratulations!

Dr Louise Wigens Dr Ryan Cholwill GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

Medical Aid Rates CareCross Approved

Pinelanders Bryan and Dean Carstens (Gr6 and 3 at Pinehurst) came first in the Double Handed Sailing Challenge at the Milnerton Aquatic Club on the 10th of April. The two boys together with Elisa Falcon (Gr3) represented Pinehurst at the inter schools sailing event on the 16th and 17th of April and achieved fourth place. Congratulations!

CLAREINCH LADIES KNIT BLANKETS FOR THE MOWBRAY MATERNITY HOME

PRACTICE HOURS

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

Phone 021 531 4111

Jan Smuts Drive, Pinelands www.westendmedicalsuite.co.za

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HAIR NAILS FACIALS WAXING EYELASH EXTENSIONS SPRAY TANNING

MAY SPECIALS Full colour R550 and Blowdry R190 Paraffin Pedi Hollywood and R220 Underarm Wax We now also offer Thai and cupping massages

phone: 021 531 5327

www.urbantherapy.co.za Sunrise Park, Prestige Drive, Maitland

These lovely ladies from Clareinch Old Age Home in Pinelands have been knitting squares for blankets. They enjoy being occupied and having the sense of achievement that goes with helping others. Once stitched together, the blankets are given to a maternity home so that every new-born baby may go home with a nice warm blanket. Any wool donations would be welcome to further their cause.

Above: Clareinch knitters from left to right. Martha Cross, Estella La Grange, Millykie Sewetter, Audrey Kilgour and Wendy Louise Hall.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

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HOWARD CENTRE

EASTER EGG GIVE AWAY

Children at three care centres were treated to Easter Eggs by the Howard Centre Management in April. Marshmallow eggs were distributed to Linawo House in Pinelands, seen below, the Christine Revell Home in Athlone and the SOS Children's Home in Thornton.

FOR SALE

Thornton

FOR SALE

*P.O.A.

FOR SALE

Thornton

Thornton

*R1 625 000

*R895 000

Simon Short (left) and Calvin Hammond (right) took part in the Two Oceans Half Marathon over the Easter weekend. They both achieved silver medals which means that they ran 21,1 km in under 90 minutes. Simon came 5th in the Junior Division with a time of 1h23 (92nd overall out of 14 000 runners) and Calvin came 7th with a time of 1h27 (138th overall out of 14 000 runners). What a fantastic achievement! Well done boys! Calvin registered to run his first half marathon in the OMTOM for the Race4Conservation Foundation which raised R25 000 last year for Rhino orphans.

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*R775 000

Thornton

*R510 000

Anfield Village

*R7 000pm

LET BY US

*R13 500pm

Quentin Jute

Sales Specialist

c 082 864 8708 *asking price

*R1 595 000

TO LET

TO LET

Thornton

Thornton UNDER OFFER

FOR SALE

Anfield Village

*R1 850 000

UNDER OFFER

UNDER OFFER

CANNONS CREEK HIGH SCHOOL RUNNERS IN THE OMTOM RACE

Thornton

Thornton

*R7 500pm

Kate Philbin

Rental Specialist

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GOOD ATTENDANCE AT PRRA MEETING

PINELANDS HIGH SCHOOL FULL AND HALF COLOURS FOR SUMMER SPORTS Back row: Dylan Seragie (Basketball Half Colours), Brooke Stewart (Water Polo Half Colours), Adrian Daniels (Basketball Half Colours), Christopher Timm (Water Polo Half Colours), Nicholas Giliomee (Cricket Half Colours) and Jordan Woolf (Cricket Half Colours). Second row: Sihle Mkalipi (Basketball Half Colours), Nikita Dawood (Indoor Hockey Half Colours), Jesseca Kruser (Basketball Half Colours), Ayanda Jacob (Basketball Half Colours) and Amaarah Davis (Basketball Half Colours). Front row: Megan Jensen (Basketball Half Colours), Sydney Jacobs (Water Polo Full Colours), Brandy-Lee Verheem (Water Polo Half Colours) and Winona Autagavaia (Water Polo Full Colours). Absent from photo: Yamnkela Kasana Titsa (Basketball Half Colours) and Luqmaan Meyer (Cricket Half Colours).

PINELANDS HIGH SCHOOL LENDS A HAND Due to the ongoing drought in parts of South Africa the Representative Council of Learners initiated a water project among the students. The idea was to lend a helping hand to the wider community and for students to think about others in need. The school partnered with Operation Hydrate and students collected thousands of litres of water which were dropped off at the collection point in Maitland. Pinelands High School students pictured with a sample of the water that was collected. (left to right: Luzuko Ncube, Stella Hertantyo, Brooke Stewart and Chakwizira Diza).

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There was a good turn out for the PRRA general meeting held at the Pinelands Library Hall on 13th April. Chris de Witt presented the plans for the Grace Primary School to be built in Nerine Avenue. The school will offer grades 1 to 7 in small classes. The land next to the school is to be kept as parkland. Mr Patrick Pillay of Pinewatch gave an update of the Pinelands Street Camera Project explaining the function of licence plate recognition cameras. The system is linked to a broad user group, including SAPS, who share technology and resources in the fight against crime. An audience member commented on the success of the surveillance cameras in Rondebosch. Bruce Burmeister and Anine Trumpleman presented the new building plans for the Huis der Nederlanden site. Residents asked if the zoning could be kept as residential. The liquor licence at Clyde Pinelands was also addressed by Alderman Brian Watkyns. To get the regular newsletter "Pinelands Focus" from our local councillor Alderman Brian Watkyns email: bwatkyns@icon.co.za. Do you want to have your say in the community? Join the PRRA, which exists to look after the interests of Pinelanders. Membership is R30 per annum or, a very special offer, R100 for 4 years. email: Carol Clarke at pinelands. ratepayers@gmail.com. Carol appeals to those who are already members to please update their details so that she can refresh the mailing list.

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 supportservices@helenkeller.org.za Web www.helenkeller.org.za


Pinelands & Thornton

021 531 0773

COMMUNITY NEWS COMMUNITY NEWS

CHARLOTTE WOLFSON AND THE THRILL OF THE DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE Grade 7 Cannons Creek student, Charlotte Wolfson, talks of steep downhills, rock gardens, walled corners and hard berms, as she explains what it is to be a downhill mountain bike rider. It is not the same as cross country riding and construction of the bike is very different - with an elaborate giant coil suspension. Charlotte has featured in six races this year - the Western Province DH1 and DH2; and the SA National Cup Series DH1 at the Helderberg track; the KZN Cup Series DH3; the SA National Cup Series DH2 - both at Giba Gorge; and the African Continental Champs in Lesotho. The race is fast and furious, can be slippery, rocky, dusty - and of course quite dangerous, so Charlotte is equipped with plenty of safety gear - helmet, neck brace, chest and spine protector and elbow and knee guards. Fitness training is very important. Charlotte plays hockey, softball, karate, and enjoys surfing which helps to build body strength and balance - essential as most of the ride is done standing. Charlotte's dad and three brothers all enjoy the sport, which Charlotte says is less of a competitive sport and more of a community event with riders helping each other throughout the race. Charlotte hopes ultimately to compete in the elite women's events at the World Championships.

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PROPERTIES

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

Richard Smith 083 557 7515 Linette Smith 082 466 1825 * asking price

FOR SALE

Pinelands

SOLD BY US

*R2.550m

Pinelands

FOR SALE

Thornton

FOR SALE

*R2.425m

Thornton

LET BY US

Pinelands

*R825 000

*R1.820m

LET BY US

*R7 900 pm

Pinelands

*R8 500 pm

RENTAL TEAM

Craig Watt 082 410 9720 Annette Mouton

Administrator

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A MISTAKE TO BASE PRICES ON ADVERTS

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Adverts are not a proper indicator of the market. They do not show how long a property has been on the market – and they don’t reflect actual selling prices. Sellers should rather ask their agent to give them a realistic market valuation based on actual recent sales of similar properties in their area. On the other hand, if the seller insists on only giving the mandate to the agent who gives him the highest price estimate, then unfortunately there is the likelihood that the property is likely to become ‘stale’ and uninteresting to buyers. Buyers are increasingly well-informed and will not pay more than a property is worth, no matter what the adverts say.

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MATTHEW ABRAHAMS TALENTED SWIMMER FROM THORNTON Matthew Abrahams is a normal 16 year old boy at face value, who likes his Playstation, watching movies, going to the mall, and spending time with his family and friends. However, he also has a very special sporting talent.

SWIMMING FROM A YOUNG AGE

Matthew was taught to swim at the age of 6 by swimming instructors Michelle, Ronel and Craig at Peak Drive and The Dell in Pinelands, as a means to make him water safe, because he was very daring. He swam in his first swimming gala at age 11 in the WP Junior League and two months later that same year he qualified to swim in the WP Senior League for his swimming clubs Vineyard, and later Aqua Wolf.

A BROWN BELT IN KARATE

In 2013 Matthew also obtained a Brown Belt in full contact Kyokushin Karate. He not only represented Western Province in karate but was also ranked 2nd and 3rd in the Western Cape in 2010 and 2011.

SWIMMING AND FOOTBALL AWARDS AT PRIMARY SCHOOL

It does not stop there. He enhanced his reputation as a top sportsman when he was awarded senior swimmer and senior footballer of the year in 2014 at his school Sundlands Primary in Kenwyn. Matthew went on to represent his school District for South African Schools Football Association (SASFA) and travelled to George in November 2014 where he helped the team to victory in the football tournament. This comes from someone who had never played club football and most of his team mates played for top football associations.

MATTHEW'S FIRST LOVE - SWIMMING

After all his achievements in multiple sporting areas we come back to his first love which is swimming. He was invited for swimming trials at the Western Cape

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Above: Matthew with his medal haul at the SA Nationals held at the UWC Aquatic Centre on 1 - 3 April 2016. Sports School in 2014. After a full medical he was excited to hear that he had been accepted. He relished the new journey before him – representing UWC Aquatics at the swimming galas.

INTENSIVE SWIMMING TRAINING

Matthew trains for two hours daily and two extra hours in the mornings before school from 05:30. The swimming distance covered in a week is 85km. Matthew’s steady improvement culminated in his achievement of 10 medals in the major 2016 Regional and SA National competitions, in February and April this year. He won: • 5 Gold • 1 Silver • 4 Bronze At these competitions he achieved five Personal best times in 100m and 200m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly and 50m Breast stroke. After doing well at swimming galas this humble and grounded boy does not beat his chest, he simply indulges in his favourite past time having a couple of pieces of chocolate.

remind you that he still has a long way to go and that he is way too young to specialise in a certain stroke. His short term goal is to qualify again for SA Nationals next year. Long term goals are to join the group of Elite swimmers in South Africa like Chad le Clos, Cameron van der Burgh and Sebastian Rossouw. He will then be able to swim in the World Championships, All Africa Games, Commonwealth Games and the Olympics, once he qualifies. For now he will continue to train hard and support his two favourite football teams, Manchester United and Real Madrid. His parents, teachers and coaches believe that he should be allowed to grow and mature into a great human being, student and competitive swimmer. 

WHERE TO FROM HERE?

When Matthew is asked about his swimming achievements he is quick to

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SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES PLACE CONSUMERS AT AN INCREASED RISK OF THEFT KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS SAFE

With the use of social media platforms continuing to rise, consumers have to be careful about disclosing any personal information that could put them at increased risk of security threats or criminal activity.

USE GOOD PASSWORD PROTECTION

The rising popularity and adoption of smart phones in South Africa also presents a major security risk for consumers as many of these phones have features such as Facebook, email and personal calendars built in without password protection. If a criminal gets hold of one of these phones they have instant access to sensitive personal information.

INSURERS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO CONFIRM THE FACTS

It is also important that consumers know that insurance companies are now able to use social media to correlate the accuracy of all information provided by the client at the time of submitting an insurance claim. If a client is involved in a motor accident and tells their insurance provider that they were at home drinking soft drinks, but their social media images on Facebook shows

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the client drinking hard liquor ahead of the accident, the insurer can use this information to prove that the client was drinking and driving.

ONLINE PROTECTION TIPS

Below are some tips for consumers on how to better protect themselves online: • Make sure all features and applications are password protected on mobile devices, such as phones and tablets • Regularly update passwords and never divulge these passwords to anyone else Cape Town Office Pinelands Branch Office • Never post your home address or any 3rd Floor, Vunani Chambers 17 Mountbatten Avenue other personal information, such as 33 Church Street, Pinelands home phone numbers on social media Cape Town Cape Town platforms • Turn off any location-based applications To schedule an appointment contact Candice Bothma on 021 422 1241 • email candice@lamprecht-attorneys.co.za unless it is absolutely necessary • Do not follow people you don’t know Website: www.lamprecht-attorneys.co.za on social media sites and block people from viewing personal information if you don’t know them • Always supply insurers with accurate and truthful information at the time of claim Lamprecht-M5-047.indd 1 18/03/201 submission. Core Wealth Managers By Christelle Colman CEO of MUA Insurance Acceptances

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Protecting, Organising & Growing Your Wealth · Retirement & Investments · Wills and Estate Planning · Life, Disability & Dread Disease Cover PLEASE CONTACT t 083 251 8711 • Pinelands Office Kirsty Scully e k.scully@corewealth.co.za Certified Financial Planner® w www.corewealth.co.za Authorised Financial Services Provider FSP No. 36946


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By Heinrich de Jongh

I am often amazed by how innovative Pinelanders can be. Not only do we have a great community magazine (the Muse), but also our very own business directory (Pinelands Directory). I discovered the Pinelands Fibre initiative while researching the topic a few months ago. As owner of an IT business I have experienced the value that fibre can add to both households and businesses. Neighbourhoods that have fibre access are very sought after and, in my opinion, it can benefit property prices. Many people still believe that fibre is expensive and only suitable for high end users. This is no longer true. Competitive packages exist - starting at about R450 per month. A fibre package will replace both your DSL line rental and your data package. Fibre provides many benefits over ADSL, such as stability and faster upload and download speeds. Small and medium businesses can benefit from access to affordable voice over IP and offsite backup solutions facilitated by a fibre connection.

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As soon as critical mass is reached to make the rollout of fibre financially viable, telecom companies will take the plunge. Anton and Clint of Pinelands Fibre, have done tremendous work in creating the www.pinelandsfibre.co.za for residents to register their interest in a fibre connection. Due to their initiative, Telkom has started rolling out fibre in Pinelands and a company named Frogfoot has also shown interest. Having competition and choice will help to reduce the cost of fibre to residents. Frogfoot’s plans include an offer to provide bandwidth to the Pinelands Street Camera Project, which will significantly reduce the costs of this project. I would like to encourage all interested residents to make your voice heard - register with Pinelands Fibre. Call Clint Foster on 071 2317 901 or Anton Malan on 083 455 4639, or email: pinelandsfibre@gmail.com.


IT & FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Chartered Accountant (SA)

DOES YOUR INSURANCE COVER THEFT DURING AN OPEN HOUSE? CCTV CAPTURE OF THEFT AT A SHOW HOUSE

Recent CCTV footage captured a theft which took place at a house while the house was on show to potential buyers. This footage highlights the importance for homeowners in the process of selling their house to ensure that their belongings are properly insured against theft which may occur during an open house day.

HAVING A SHOW HOUSE? INFORM YOUR INSURANCE BROKER

It is vital that any homeowner who plans to have their house made open to members of the public on a show day informs their insurance provider or broker about the arrangement. While a show day is usually one of the key processes of selling one’s property, there are various insurance risks associated with a show day.

NO FORCIBLE ENTRY - NO PROOF OF THE THEFT - NO INSURANCE PAYOUT

Should an expensive item go missing from the home during the show day, the homeowner will find that their insurance

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policy will most likely not pay out, as most insurance policies require signs of forcible or violent entry and/or exit for the policy to pay out (unless there is actual CCTV footage that captures the crime).

ACCIDENTS HAPPEN DURING A SHOW HOUSE - BE PREPARED

In addition to theft, homeowners also face increased risk of accidental damage to their possessions during a show day. Accidents happen easily and a visitor can knock over an expensive artwork or drop their cell phone and damage the flooring tiles.

KNOW THE POTENTIAL RISKS - INSURE

VAT and PAYE Returns Workmen’s Compensation Preparation of Annual Financial Statements Tax Returns Companies and Individuals Tax Clearance Applications

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When the insurance broker is aware of the open day, he/she will ensure that the correct level of cover is in place. If the broker is not able to apply the cover due to short notice, the homeowner will at least be made aware of all the potential risks associated with an open day and implement stringent entry measures on the day. By Rory Mitchell, MD at GVC Brokers

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WE BELIEVE IN TEAMWORK Like marriage, the relationship between client and financial advisor should be a long-term partnership based on mutual trust. We love working with couples to help them achieve financial symbiosis and independence. At Crue, we are experienced at partnering with couples to help them amalgamate their finances and build an harmonious financial future together. Constructing a joint financial plan can be overwhelming, complicated and emotive – especially in new relationships and marriages. Important issues that couples face include: • Understanding how their marital contract impacts their estate structuring • The preparation of a joint budget that takes into account essential and discretionary expenses, and how to prioritise expenditure • Preparing a joint will that provides adequately for the surviving spouse and any minor children • The correct beneficiary nomination on all policies and investments • The appropriate risk cover to ensure that both partners are protected in case of death or disability • The appropriate and most tax-efficient share of each spouse’s income towards retirement funding • Setting up adequate joint emergency funding • Structuring investments for medium-term goals like a deposit on a home, holidays or vehicle purchases • Funding for children’s education and understanding future education costs • Developing a financial blueprint for the marriage that can be customised if circumstances change.

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FINANCIAL ADVICE FOR NEWLY WEDS Marriage is a time of immense joy, heady romance and the celebration of an exciting new future together – all of which can be short-lived if there exists a lack of harmony when it comes to money. Consider the following: A history lesson: Before planning one’s joint financial future, it is imperative that each partner understands their spouse’s history with regard to money, and how that history impacts on their financial behaviour today. Was there a scarcity of money during one’s childhood? Was money the cause of heated conflict and anxiety in the family? What spending habits has each partner acquired as a result of their upbringing? The great reveal: The next step is for each partner to reveal the full extent of their financial position – including all assets, liabilities, accounts, collectibles, inheritances, credit cards and investments. Full transparency and open communication are essential when revealing one’s incomes to each other. One direction: Components of the fiscal plan would include an emergency fund sufficient to cover 3 to 6 months of essential bills; a savings account for medium-term goals - for purchases such as a deposit on a home, an overseas trip or a new vehicle. Each partner should maximise their taxdeductible contributions to their retirement fund as soon as possible. Remember ‘teamwork makes the dream work’. Do the maths: Mapping out the monthly expenses. Essential costs, such as housing, transportation, groceries, medical aid, electricity and water, need to be prioritised in the budgeting process. Thereafter, discretionary expenses can be reviewed such as gym membership, cell phone contracts, entertainment, DSTV and other nice-to-haves.

TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More: Generally, married couples will have

a combination of separate and joint bank accounts. For instance, each spouse would operate their own cheque account and then have a joint credit card. The practical construction of the bank accounts should not, however, detract from the underlying principle of financial unity. Minister of Finance: Although it is imperative for each partner to know exactly what is going on with the finances, it is often

By Sue Torr

Director at Crue Invest practically easier for one partner to assume responsibility for paying accounts. Online banking is an effective tool for keeping both partners informed of household finances, ensuring that both partners have full knowledge of all transactions. Over the threshold: In order to avoid any tension over purchases, our advice is to agree on a pre-determined spending threshold. The idea is that all purchases over this threshold should be discussed and agreed upon first, thereby reducing postpurchase animosity between spouses. A friend in need: Our advice is for the couple to jointly develop a policy for dealing with friends and family in need of money, and then adhere to it resolutely. Risk and rewards: Whilst young and in the process of accumulating wealth, one’s most important asset is the ability to generate an income. It goes without saying that this income needs to be protected against unforeseeable events such as the death or disability of either spouse. Where there’s a Will: Once married or committed to a long-term relationship, it is important that each partner’s Will is updated so as to bequeath one’s assets appropriately. More importantly, if there are minor children from the relationship, the Will should make provision for their guardianship. Successful financial planning within a marriage is underpinned by teamwork. It is fortified by full transparency, intentional communication and dual commitment to a common goal. Henry Ford aptly noted, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress. Working together is success”. Go for full-blown success. 

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SECURITRONICS SAFETY SOLUTIONS CC T/A

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CHOOSING A SCHOOL FOR YOUR FAMILY

In the next few weeks, families in Pinelands are going to be choosing schools for their children for 2017. This exercise is fraught with anxiety as it is such an important decision! Good advice to follow would be: WHAT IS THE RIGHT SCHOOL CHOICE?

• Remember that the choice of school is actually a choice for your whole family, not for the one child. This means that everyone in the family, within reason, should align themselves with the values and ethos of the chosen school. The only way this can be established without being a member of the community, is through spending time at the establishment. Attend everything the school organises before your child is 'school ready'. Functions like school fairs, open days, sports matches and plays are perfect opportunities to see the 'school in action'. Instinctively you will feel the right 'fit', just walking along a corridor!

CHOOSE AN AFFORDABLE SCHOOL

• The school must also be affordable for your family, not only in school fees but also in uniform and extras like camps, stationery and extramurals. One thing families often forget to include in this affordability is… will your child go on similar holidays, wear similar civvies clothes, buy the same toys…? This problem rears its head later in school life

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because, as they get older, all children want to fit in. If your child is going overseas every holiday, and nobody else in his class is doing so, it becomes difficult to talk about the holiday. In the same vein, if your child is getting small toys for their birthday, but everybody else in his class is getting an iPad, an iPhone or an Apple watch, then your child is again not going to fit in.

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• Most schools you would consider will give your child a good academic education. In South Africa the curriculum is regulated so there should be few differences inSecura-M4-060.indd the 1 23/02/201 Pinelands academics between schools. Therefore Early Learning Centre look for the extras over and above the usual academics, such as outings, fun days, projects, camps, music lessons, and extramural learning like science, extra languages and stamp clubs. Extra lessons for both very bright children and those who struggle, also help. We are registered with the WCED as an Early

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DOES THE SCHOOL CELEBRATE DIVERSITY?

• Would you like your child to grow up in a school that celebrates diversity, not only by race but also by religion, ability and disability, psychologically and academically? Our country is diverse, and children growing up in a homogenous society will find life after school exceptionally difficult!

DISCOVER THE PERFECT SCHOOL

So, go on...investigate, research, interview, and discover the perfect school for your child and your family. Finding a school like this will encourage you and your partner to be fully 'present' in your child's learning, throughout the 7 years of primary school and five years of high school! School today is so different from schooling we experienced. Go out and enjoy your schooling, all over again, through your children! 

Childhood Development Independent School

We are a home based pre-school in Pinelands. We offer care to children aged 3-6 years (Gr 000 – Gr R)

We strive to create a safe, happy, stimulating environment in which our children can develop their early learning skills through assisted educational activities and play.

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PINELANDERS

FAY WOODHEAD Cheerful Pinelands resident Fay Woodhead has always loved to travel. Visiting new places and meeting new people is interesting and it makes her happy. Our travel article on the next page, written by Fay, is from her most recent trip to the Pilansberg and surrounds, with some members of the SAARP. (South African Association for Retired Persons). AN ADVENTURE IN THE UK

Fay and Des featured in the Dec 2011/Jan 2012 Muse, when they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Sadly Des passed away three years ago - and Fay finds it hard to believe that she no longer has her lifelong companion at her side. One of their travel adventures together was a three year stay in the UK. Fay was unable to use her experience in radio broadcasting, as it was a 9 to 5 job, so she took a position in Bond Street placing illustrations in children's books. She treasured her lunch hours when she could go out and explore the sights of London including Selfridges and Harrods.

SUNSHINE AND FAMILY BECKON

The longing for regular sunshine and family brought them back to South Africa, to start their family in Seapoint. When their children Lynne and Philip were young, they bought a house in Ringwood Drive for the princely sum of R8 000. That was in 1959. Fay has just seen the same house on the market for over R3 million. "How times have changed" comments Fay. "In my youth I loved horse riding and we would ride from

Camps Bay to Rhodes Memorial. The road after the Cable Way was a dirt track - not tarred as it is today".

AN EYE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Fay and Des belonged to the Cape Town Photographic Club for more than thirty years and were regular competition winners, including a second place for Fay in an Argus competition where she competed with 12 000 other entries! As a judge for slide entries for salons, Fay tells how they were only given 10 seconds to assess an image.

A GOOD DECISION - AND NOW THERE ARE THREE GENERATIONS HERE

Fay is very happy to have made the move to Pinelands. With a wealth of memories of the area and its development as a Garden City, she feels it was the best thing they could have done for their children. Happily, Fay is surrounded by her family who still have homes in the suburb. Both her children and grandchildren Tim and Ricki-lee and her husband Richard, live in Pinelands.

HOW DID THE ORGANISED TRAVEL TRIPS WITH THE SAARP START?

"The idea was to help a friend who had cancer to get out and about. A group of 27 of us had a whale of a time hiring a bus for a fortnight and staying in Knysna. On our last day we went on the Outeniqua ChooTjoe and the group asked "what shall we do next year?" So from then on Fay has enjoyed planning group trips for travel, locally and internationally, visiting many parts of Europe, Alaska, USA, and New Zealand. Fay notes that it was easiest on the MSC cruises to make sure no one went missing!

THE IMPORTANCE OF A SMILE

Fay loves to be busy - she knits for her favourite charity - the Association for the Blind and is already organising her next travelling trip. She still believes in what she and Des said in 2011 "appreciate the love your family has for you, and make the most of life with a smile on your face." Enjoy Fay's travel article! 

Fay at the cultural village of Lisedi

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TRAVEL ARTICLE

Fay Woodhead, Rose Cradduck, Doris Booysen, Evelyn Hocknell.

NORTHWEST ENCOUNTER VAN GAALEN CHEESE FACTORY

Our safari guide met us at Lanseria airport to escort us to the Pilansberg National Park. The beautiful landscape here was formed when a volcano collapsed leaving rings of mountains and the Mankwe Dam in the centre. On the way we stopped at the Van Gaalen cheese factory in the village of Skeerpoort, at the foot of the majestic Magaliesberg mountains, where we marvelled at row upon row of round yellow cheeses made by a second generation Dutch family.

POLOKWANE WATERHOLE

Our chalet was in the malaria-free Manyane Camp, administered by the NW Parks Board. Pilansberg is not as big as Kruger, but still has the Big Five. Within 15 minutes we were at the Polokwane waterhole and were delighted to see a family of elephants having a swim. The babies go under even though they have trouble keeping their "periscopes" above water! Having seen thousands of zebra in the parks over the years I am amazed that the zebra stripes are all different just like the fingerprints of humans are different. Time slips by in the park and watching a female dung beetle reversing her load of dung up a slope can be interesting. She buries it in a depression, lays her eggs on top and covers it over. When the larvae emerge food is available and cycle continues.

BIRD HIDES - PHOTOGRAPHERS PARADISE

The drought has affected the levels of the Manke Dam as well - the long board walk to the bird hide normally takes one beyond the water's edge, but not when we were there. There are six bird hides in the park making it a popular destination for birders and photographers.

MANY RESTAURANTS TO CHOOSE FROM

We had lunch in the park at "The Zebra

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Crossing" a friendly restaurant with seating overlooking buffalo and kudu making good use of the salt blocks provided for them. Then our guide told us that there had been a sighting of lion 9km up the road - information passed on by another park visitor. There is a lovely sense of sharing and togetherness in the park and we enjoyed relaxing with our evening meal under the stars discussing the day's events. All too soon we had to leave this tranquility and return to the busy world. Next stop was Hartbeespoort Dam where we found a gem called "French Toast" with authentic French decor, a mock Eiffel Tower and a replica bridge with an array of "love locks" as one sees on the real thing in Paris. As tourists do - we had our photo taken under the Eiffel Tower!

CHEETAH CONSERVATION

After a walk over the Hartbeespoort Dam wall, we went on to the The De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre set up by Ann and Godfrey van Dyk in 1971 as a breeding centre for endangered cheetah. Their story had an interesting beginning in that they were given two cheetah cubs after a farmer had killed the mother cheetah who was attacking their lambs. The centre has been extremely successful and also breeds Anatolian shepherd dogs used to protect livestock, without killing the cheetah. We found a drive around the centre fascinating, with vultures, wild dogs and of course a highlight was our experience of touching a cheetah - magical.

AN AFRICAN EXPERIENCE

Our next adventure was the cultural village of Lisedi. We were housed in a group of Ndebele cottages decorated in colourful style. The main dining room was a work of art. A huge elephant skull and horns dominated the entrance and the walls were painted with African scenes. Even

the crockery fitted the decor. Huge cast iron pots were filled with crocodile, ostrich and various stews - all served with quiet politeness.

LOCAL FILM STUDIO

Oh, and there is "Pretville" a local film studio. The props are permanent buildings with a choice of cop shop, doctor's surgery, a general dealer and a restaurant. We watched a young couple in a film shoot and felt very fortunate to be able to enjoy this holiday with such a varied content of places to go and places to see! 

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CELEBRATION

PINELANDS GROVE RETIREMENT VILLAGE OFFICIAL OPENING An air of expectation turned into an air of delight. Pinelands Grove finally opened to the public to appreciate. At the gala event on Friday 15 April, Pinelands Grove management treated owners, dignitaries and selected invitees to an evening to remember. Memories were made and friendships forged at Pinelands’ newest prestigious retirement village. Whether it was the chandeliers, the elegant furnishing or the fires burning around the heated pool on a perfect evening, this was a night to remember. Pioneer investors who had bought their apartments off plan, beamed with pride. The local PRRA executive thanked the developers for responding so well to the community’s needs, and Alderman Brian Watkyns spoke of the importance of community building. The CEO of CPOA Dr Michael Zipp was particularly happy with their involvement as a full service provider of not only management, but catering, cleaning, and a full frail care that commences in July. Old Mutual Alternative Investments, an

Mr Anthony and Mrs Shirley Davies Chairpersons Pinelands Grove Residents Committee. investor, and represented by Mr Greg Coe, spoke of the journey they had embarked on in 2009 and congratulated the team on a ‘job well done’. All round a wonderful addition of 210 independent living apartments, with a library, heated swimming pool, full communal kitchen, a coffee shop, exercise rooms, 12 separate communal lounge areas – and so the list goes on. The agencies Pam Golding, Retirement Villages SA, and Shire Retirement were all represented together with their clients. View apartments from 2pm and 5pm every day, or see www.pinelandsgrove.co.za.

Mr John Berry Chairperson of PRRA and ward councillor Alderman Brian Watkyns.

Dr Michael Zipp CEO of Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA) and the Pinelands Grove Manager Mr Mike Scrooby.

OUT AND ABOUT We arrived at 9am for the Avontuur Farm Walk - a wine estate and race horse stud. It was eerily beautiful seeing the horses and their foals through the mist, grazing in the paddocks in between the vineyards. Tony Taberer bought the estate in 1984, and promoted good wine and horse racing. Our guide walked us through the vineyards explaining how to recognise the differences in the leaves from the various vines. The horses were inquisitive and ambled over to investigate. Our first stop was the Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard where the vine leaves are taking on their beautiful rusty colours of autumn. This vineyard was planted in 1986 - and the "weeds" in-between the vines are actually a mix of wheat/rye called kero, which keeps the soil cool, prevents weeds, and also encourages beneficial bacteria.

AVONTUUR FARM WALK

Our walk, which was not strenuous, carries on past the Shiraz vineyard planted in 2002. There are also 12.5 hectares of white grapes - Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier. The last vineyard is the Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon - two of the oldest and original vines planted in 1988. The premier wines on the farm are named after the famous race horses on the farm. There is a magnificent view of the Helderberg mountains forming a stunning backdrop to the Manor House, which is a national Monument, and to the restaurant and tasting room. Turning around, one can also see the Table Mountain in the distance. Apparently, on a clear day one can see right across to False Bay. If you would like to stop for tea be sure to call and pre-arrange. See www.avontuurestate.co.za. Get there from the R44 through Stellenbosch. Call 021 855 4296.

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

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Masixole "Mike" Sopotela 071 785 4661 • 063 568 4815 masixolesopotela@gmail.com

REEDWORTH POOL RENOVATORS CALL · 083 521 8271 · 021 712 3011 We undertake building, tiling and paving for patio & pool surrounds.

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

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

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RYAN 072 381 6142 DAVIES 021 637 0593

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

Recipe from Kos is op die tafel Serves 6 12-15 pancakes (*see tips) 250 g ricotta or chunky cottage cheese 60 ml (¼ cup) basil pesto salt and pepper to taste 10 ml (2 tsp) olive or avocado oil 2 leeks or 5 spring onions, halved lengthwise and sliced 250 g brown mushrooms, halved and sliced 250 g cherry tomatoes, halved 15 ml (1 tbsp) balsamic or red wine vinegar 125 ml (½ cup) cream 75 ml (5 tbsp) finely grated pecorino cheese fresh basil leaves 1. Preheat the oven to 180 ˚C and lightly grease an oven dish with a bit of olive oil. 2. Mix ricotta or cottage cheese and pesto and season with pepper to taste. Set aside. 3. Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry leeks or spring onions until soft. Add mushrooms and sauté until just cooked. Season to taste. 4. Spoon veggies out. Place frying pan back on the heat and add the tomatoes. Toss until the skins just begin to burst. Add mushroom mixture back and stir in vinegar. Season to taste and spoon half of the veggies into the oven dish. 5. Meanwhile, spread 15-20 ml of the pesto mixture over each pancake. Fold the pancakes into triangles and place on top of the veggies in the oven dish. 6. Spoon remaining veggies on top of the pancakes. Pour cream over and sprinkle with pecorino cheese. 7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Finish with fresh basil leaves and serve immediately. A delicious large green salad will make it a special meal. Tips: 1. Make your favourite pancake batter, bake and keep warm. Or visit my website for my pancake recipe. 2. Or if you have your previous Muse copies, use the recipe from July 2013.

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Meat free Monday As the weather starts to change and there’s more and more of a nip in the air at night and early morning, we start to think about warmer comfort food. But, as it’s not quite winter yet, we can still enjoy meals that are perfect for autumn. This pancake bake is lovely as a weekend meal or over the public holidays ahead - and Mother’s Day. The concept of not having meat one day in a week, is more than just a ‘green’ idea. It’s indeed also an easy way to ensure that you enjoy a variety of foods, encouraging you to be creative with ingredients that may often only feature as a side dish. Pancakes are not just good with cinnamon sugar or syrup and a squirt of lemon. Why

not turn it into a delicious vegetarian meal that not only tastes great, but look impressive as well? The renowned combination of tomato, flavour-bursting basil pesto and a bit of dairy is always appealing. I recently made pancakes with stone ground wholewheat flour and just added a little extra liquid with a delicious end result – this is a great way to alternate with cake flour, especially for this savoury pancake bake. Despite the fact that there is no meat, this is quite a filling dish and if you pair it with a fabulous green salad, you can set the table for a special meal. If meat-free Mondays are not really your thing, then include some left-over chicken to the pesto as an add-on to the filling.

Cook up a storm with Heleen! Join Heleen for a cooking demonstration and tasting in her new studio kitchen on Thursday 26 May at 6 pm. This month’s dem will be all about Easy family meals, ideal for winter. To book, email heleen.m@iafrica.com. Space is limited, so don’t delay – book for you and a friend for just R260 each. For more information on any of her books or dems: visit www. heleenmeyer.co.za or like her on Facebook www.facebook.com/HeleenMeyerFood.

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