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PINELANDS COMMUNITY MAGAZINE issue
68 | November 2016
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WELCOME About the cover: Remembrance Day falls on the 11th November every year to remember those who left their families and homes to fight in the World Wars. Our cover image shows the Peter Pan Statue at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital – a world renowned children's medical facility inspired by World War Veterans, supported by the Children's Hospital Trust, and celebrating its 60th birthday this year! See childrenshospitaltrust.org.za.
WHAT ARE THE REAL VALUABLES?
The past few weeks at the Muse have been dominated by recovering from a burglary. Thankfully, we were not at home at the time so we were unharmed, which is the most important thing. More than the loss of the physical items, the real price has been the time taken to regain a 'normal' life and trying to deal with feelings about the experience so it doesn't linger as an ongoing fear in the future. It felt as though a month of our lives was stolen by having to go through the wasteful grind of paperwork, repairs and getting home and business systems up again. Thank you to the many friends, family, neighbours and clients who offered help and commiserations. We really appreciate it. You are the real jewels that help to restore what the soul loses in the incident. What else did we learn from the experience? Here are a few things we thought we could share with you, and particularly for home business owners. Having excellent security may not prevent intrusion by determined and 'professional' thieves; It can happen to you, even after decades of crime-free living. It can happen very quickly – a few minutes is all it takes to cherry pick your valuables. When the 'security cavalry' arrives it may well be too late. Use your guile to conceal valuables where they will not be easily found in a hurry. Have a prior understanding that protecting life and limb is more important than defending possessions in the sudden adrenalin rush of an intrusion. Computers and phones are intimately entwined with our personal and business lives. While you can't prevent their theft, you can replace them, but their contents are the real valuables that no insurance policy can replace. A regular back-up routine, as laborious as it feels, will offer the relief of knowing that you have not lost the 'memories' and important information on them – and do keep a copy off-site of anything you cannot afford to lose. So, this edition has been a difficult one to put together, but we are very happy we have managed to get it out on time. I hope you enjoy it.
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CONTACT THE MUSE MAGAZINE t 021 531 3324 c 073 644 1288 e firstname.lastname@example.org p The Muse, 12 Rhone, Pinelands, 7450 NEXT EDITION DEADLINES 069 • Dec 2016 Bookings: 14 Nov Published: 28 Nov 2016 Content: 18 Nov
Psychedelic caterpillars in Pinelands One of Africa’s most striking caterpillars occurs naturally right here in Pinelands! They feed on many plant species, especially the Brazilian Pepper trees that are so widely planted in Pinelands. Small groups often gather together on tree trunks where they attract attention at this time of year, before eventually pupating and emerging as a brown moth known as the Cape Lappet. Text and image 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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Come and enjoy the fun at the annual Cannons Creek School Carnival from 9am to 2pm in Nursery Way, Pinelands. There will be prizes, rides, a tea garden, craft market and much more. Email email@example.com.
The Pinelands Stamp Circle meet at 7:15pm in the activities hall of the Pinelands Library. The AGM will take place followed by a quiz compiled by John Stinson. The one letter is “Q” Visitors and those interested in stamp collecting are always most welcome at any of the meetings. Call John 021 531 1954 or Martin 021 689 5050.
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Hosted by The Helen Keller Society, in 12:13 PM 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A cancer support group for ladies hosted by cancer survivor Catherine, at Peak Inn Guest House, 20 Peak Drive, at 7pm. Call 021 531 3963 or 072 040 7563.
3 December 2016
Come to La Gratitude Pre-primary School, 14 La Gratitude, Pinelands, and the Pinehurst Primary School fields from 10am to 1:30pm. Fun family activities, food, drinks and shows. Duck Race starts at 1:30pm. Entrance free. Crafters can contact Celeste on 021 531 4961 to book a stall (R100).
The Helen Keller Society will be holding their annual fête on Saturday 3 December 2016 from 9am. Donations gladly accepted and can be collected. Come along and join in the fun: lots of good food stalls, a tea garden, music & entertainment, books, clothes and bric-a-brac for sale plus many other items. Call Ruth or Glenis on 021 531-5311.
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LA GRATITUDE DUCK RACE & CRAFT MARKET
RONDEBOSCH PARK MARKET
Come to the lovely outdoor market open from 9am to 2pm, at the corner of Campground & Sandown Roads. Buy from an interesting range of crafts, jewellery clothing and more. Call Nici at 083 784 0393 orPM email: email@example.com. 10:25
LAST THURSDAY LIVE MUSIC GIGS
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‘Last Thursday’ LIVE music gig @ Pinelands Food Market 6:15pm to 7:15pm at the Pinelands Club. Entry: R20 donation. All proceeds to Mhani Gingi, a non-profit organisation that strives to provide innovative business solutions which are sustainable and profitable, and contribute towards alleviating poverty in South Africa.
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PINEWOOD RETIREMENT VILLAGE ANNUAL FÊTE
Come to our annual Village Fête in University Drive from 8:15am to 12:15pm. Teas and snacks, plants, books, tombola, cake, pickles and jams, raffle-hamper etc. Boerewors rolls, pancakes, beers and coldrinks and lots of bric-a-brac. Proceeds to charity and Village projects.
5 - 22 December 2016 PINELANDS CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR
Come and enjoy your Christmas shopping in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the Kent Hall, Pinelands High School. Beautiful crafts from more than 150 crafters on sale, as well as light meals, take-aways, tea and coffee. See advert page 13. Call Jenni 082 661 6080.
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PINELANDS NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN GOLD AT SCIENCE EXPO! Two science investigators from the Red School showed that primary school students can also make their mark at the Eskom Expo for young scientists. Tarawen Corfield and Zara NijzinkLaurie, both in Grade 7, each won gold for their projects. Zara’s project, was entitled “Informed Va cc i n a t i o n? Awareness of HPV and Cervical Cancer amongst Grade 4 Girls”, looked at how informed pupils and their parents are about the government’s Human Papilloma Virus vaccination campaign. She showed that the government needs to rethink its information strategies. Tarawen’s project compared weather service predictions and asked “Weather watch: how accurate are the Cape Town weather forecasts?” She concluded that there is a lot of variation in the accuracy of the forecasts and that no one station was consistently better; the science of forecasting still needs improvement.
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PNPS ENVIRO CLUB CAMP Pinelands North Primary School Enviro Club recently spent an adventurous weekend camping at Olive Glen Mountain Farm. They did a three-hour hike to an amazing waterfall in the valley, followed later by a lesson on how to set and light a fire with only one match, braaied their own food and made stokbrood with varying success. After dark everyone went on a night hike, lit only by the light of the moon.
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Above: Winifred Eileen Atkinson, who turned 100 on Tuesday 4 October, and family. Front row from left: Caitlin and Cerys Gronow (great grand-daughters from Pinelands). Middle row from left: Lorraine (daughter from N.Z.) Winifred, Keith (son from Pinelands). Back row from left: Gustav Scholtz (husband of Linda-Ann); Stan Wilson (nephew); Â Margaret Atkinson (Keithâ€™s wife); Linda-Ann Scholtz ( Grand-daughter from N.Z ), Shelley Gronow (grand-daughter from Pinelands); Bernard Atkinson (nephew).
THE LIONS CLUB OF PINELANDS PLANTS TREES ON ARBOR DAY
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Arbor Week, in the first week of September, raises awareness about the importance of trees. In South Africa Arbor Week highlights one common and one rare species. The common tree chosen for this year is the Common Wild Fig. There are two rare trees - the Common bush-cherry and the Bead-bean tree.
The Lions club of Cape Town situated in Pinelands celebrated Abor day by planting three trees at Vista Nova high school in Pinelands. From the left: School teacher Damione Bonaparte, PDG Wosley Jacobson, Lion Keith Roberts, Deputy Principal Ilona Herman and in front with spade Lion President Martin Kallis.
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Pinehurst Primary School hosted the annual Green Run on 14 October. With over 400 runners and many others who came to share dinner, the event was a festive and fun community event.
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SECTIONAL TITLE SCHEMES… WHAT’S NEW?
Congratulations to Dick Barnes, Pinelands Handicap Champion and Runner-up Shelley Carmichael.
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On 7 October 2016 the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) Act came into force. This provides a mechanism to deal with problematic cases that could not be dealt with effectively by the industry itself and helps significantly with complaints submitted by sectional title owners. Whilst CSOS is widely welcomed by the industry, it comes at a cost in the form of a minor additional levy on each community scheme. These levies are paid quarterly to CSOS and are calculated in proportion to each owner’s monthly levy. Eg: If the monthly levy is R1 500pm then the CSOS levy would be R20. There is also a small fee of R50 for cases submitted to the CSOS and an adjudication fee of R100. Owners with incomes under R5 500 per month are exempt. Owners and management of sectional title schemes, share block companies, home or property owners associations, housing schemes for retired persons and housing co-operatives are strongly advised to become fully acquainted with their Sectional Title and CSOS regulations. The tariff and regulations are available at www.csos.org.za.
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THE TRADITIONAL PLEASANT PLACE PICNIC IN THE PARK
CANNONS CREEK 2016 MATRIC VALEDICTORY
Pleasant place triangular park with three road signs stating Pleasant Place can have new comers in a bit of a tiz. The picnic in the park is a tradition, where neighbours get together, to enjoy the warmer weather and appreciate the various colourful flowers, and spend some quality time chatting and catching up with what has been happening in and around Pleasant Place. This year a young couple, Jess & Dean Kietzmann were welcomed to the area. At the same time the residents celebrated the longest Pleasant Place resident, Mr J Du Toit, who has been in his house since 1947! Another tree has been planted in the park, which is a bit of a mystery to Pleasant Place residents. Is it possible that it has been planted as a memorial?
The guest of honour at the Valedictory ceremony held on 13 October was Past Pupil Che Moshesh who was Deputy Head Prefect in 2012. Che is currently in his fourth year of medicine at Wits. The schoolâ€™s top awards were made to Nadia Arend who is the school Dux of 2016 with an aggregate of 93.6%, and the Principal's Honour Award went to Matthew Archer. This award is one that seeks to recognise the grade 12 pupil who has displayed characteristics of leadership, loyalty and courtesy; and who has by her or his example, personified the spirit and ideals of Cannons Creek. From left: Mr Mike van Haght (Principal of Cannons Creek HS), Nadia Arend, Matthew Archer, Che Moshesh. Photograph Cameron Stuart.
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Long time Pinelander Patty Sides has expanded on an idea that helps rural communities conquer the high costs of building by using the "ecobrick" to build homes and schools. The idea which originated in Guatemala is now being used in South Africa with great success. Plastic 2 litre bottles are filled with dry, clean non recyclable plastic waste, which is compressed into the bottle (Patty uses a thick dowelling rod for the job). When the bottle is full and tightly packed, one can stand on it without the bottle collapsing. Currently Patty Sides, of the Brown and Annie Lawrence Home, and Joan Pienaar and Norma Christopher of the Helen Keller Society are making bottle bricks to be used for a school building project in Delft. Anyone wanting to contribute can drop their plastic packed bottles at the Montebello Design Centre shop. The bottles are collected from here by the Ecobrick Exchange. Patty believes the project can be done by young and old – it is great occupational therapy, eco-friendly and a wonderful way to help others. Patty challenges Pinelands residents and local schools to participate. For more information see www.ecobricks.org.
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Above Top: Wendy giving treats to dogs as they pass by on their daily walks. Black and white photo: The family with Grandad Biggs – a vet who helped injured animals during the war.
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WENDY'S GREAT LOVE FOR ANIMALS & BIRDS can’t have her own pet. Originally from England, Wendy came to South Africa in 1940 as a young girl, with her mom and older sister in order to escape the war. They came on the last voyage of the Winchester Castle before it became a troop carrier. Her Grandad Biggs, in the black and white photo (see below), was a vet in England and used to go out after the air raids looking for injured animals to help. Wendy tells how Pip, his dog, refused to go into the If you walk along the Elsieskraal Canal air raid shelters and would sit on top during around 4pm, you may meet a delightful the raids. Even though the noise of the lady, Wendy – a resident of Riverside Manor bombs made him deaf, he survived the war. who goes out each afternoon to feed her With a “no pets” policy at Riverside Manor, “flock of feathered friends” and to “greet Wendy wondered how it would be without and treat” her any birds or Despite her health challenges, Wendy’s animal friends many doggy shiny smile lights up her face, and her zest to spoil and friends. This for life and her fun spirit shine through. has become love. The day a wonderful Wendy moved way for her to chat to the friendly owners into her flat, two pigeons arrived and were of the dogs too. Often the squirrels get named Bonny and Clyde. They form part of treated to unshelled peanuts; and she the growing flock that Wendy feeds daily. also keeps an expert eye on the condition Pieces of fruit speared in a tree outside her of carthorses that pass by contacting the room soon attracted an array of other little Carthorse Association if she sees anything feathered friends such as a robins, olive of concern. Wendy has been an avid animal thrush, cape bulbul and a variety of doves, lover from childhood, and is happy that she who Wendy watches from her window and can still care for animals, even though she enjoys the music of their birdsong.
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DON’T BLOW YOUR BONUS By Sue Torr
Director at Crue Invest Before your year-end bonus lands in your bank account, give some careful thought as to how you intend to use it. Your shortterm decisions can have lasting effects on your 2017 financial health, and our advice is to be prudent about allocating your bonus or thirteenth cheque. Regardless of the size of your bonus, here are some smart ways to make your extra money work for you: • SPOIL YOURSELF Having some form of personal reward for one’s hard work helps one to stay positive and focused. Whether you choose to spoil yourself with a material purchase or an experience, set aside some money as a personal reward for hard work performed throughout the year. Be kind to yourself. •
MAXIMISE YOUR RETIREMENT ANNUITY CONTRIBUTION
Legislation has recently changed to allow employees to invest up to 27.5% of their income towards a retirement annuity on a tax-free basis. Being able to invest with pretax money is a significant benefit that can make a huge difference to your retirement funding. We encourage all investors to maximise their RA contributions before the end of the tax year in February 2017. If you haven’t maximised your RA contributions, it would be wise to set aside some of your bonus to boost your retirement savings. • SETTLE UNSECURED DEBT Besides high interest rates, having unsecured debt has the potential to keep you awake at night. While certain debt is inevitable, and often necessary, it is highly advisable to channel some of your bonus towards settling debt such as credit card debt, retail accounts and personal loans. • CREATE AN EMERGENCY FUND There is nothing quite like a broken stove or sick pet to make one appreciate an emergency fund. Although there is nothing exciting about ‘putting money away for a rainy day’, it is a decision that your future self will undoubtedly thank you for. • PAY FOR ANNUAL UPFRONT EXPENSES Service providers offer discounted fees if accounts are paid annually upfront. From experience, many schools, clubs and gyms provide significant discounts if fees are paid in January for the entire year. Although one
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might baulk at the idea of paying a huge upfront instalment, especially in a month of higher expenses than normal, your monthly financial commitments for next year will be significantly reduced, making next year’s financial demands a little easier. • CONTEMPLATE THE YEAR AHEAD In the headiness and excitement of the festive season, it is easy to forget future financial commitments such as school tours, new vehicle tyres and high-cost items such as orthodontic work. Before committing too much of your bonus to festive season frivolities, make a list of next year’s expenses and give careful consideration as to how they will be funded. • INVEST IN YOURSELF Warren Buffett once said, “The best investment you will ever make is in yourself”. If possible, use part of your bonus on your own personal development. Pay for a photographic course, register for online study, join a gym or running club, or register to learn another language. Personal fulfilment is essential to happiness, and any money channelled in this direction is well spent. • PUT MONEY INTO YOUR BOND OR CAR Putting part (or all) of your bonus into your home loan will have the welcome effect of reducing the overall interest that you pay in the long term. Any extra money you inject into your home loan immediately reduces the capital balance and saves you interest. As an extra benefit, this can also protect you against future rate hikes. • TAX-FREE SAVINGS ACCOUNT (TFSA) A TFSA allows you to invest up to R30 000 per year into a tax-free savings account up to a maximum life-time amount of R500 000. Investors do not pay tax on any interest or dividends earned by the investment and no CGT is paid on withdrawal.
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Pinelands North Primary’s biennial school play opened to packed houses in September, when the entire school rolled up their sleeves and got their jive on, for a colourful and liveley production called “Under African Skies”. This modern comedy of errors, was written and created to suit the school’s progressive and inclusive style by staff member, Suzi Cinderey. Grades 1-7 entertained with colourful dances, which were woven together by a mischievous comedy, featuring a group of teenaged misfits. The group try to plan a send-off for a parting friend, in the form of an epic camp-out and find themselves biting off more than they can chew. Teachers took to the stage, dancing to Jimmy Nevis’s 7764 and a group of dancing parents did their bit, proving that Pinelands North Primary School is a true community school. Even the Principal, Ann Morton’s puppy, Peroni, had a cameo role in the final scene which delighted audiences and added to the fun. Colourful costumes, crazy antics and a groovy sound track made the production an event to remember. Bravo Pinelands North!
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Tea in The Park
5 - 22 DECEMBER 2016
Pinelands High School Kent Hall • Forest Drive Weekdays 9am - 7pm including 16 Dec holiday Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm
Light Meals Take-aways Tea & Coffee
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The beautiful Greenpoint Park under the watchful eye of Signal Hill has large waterways, a watermill and plenty of walkways. Everything has grown since the Muse visited the park in September 2011. Trees are taller, hedges thicker; indigenous plants and ground cover are all flourishing. The metal gazebos are covered with pretty creepers giving welcome shade. The park is well supported – Mum's with babies, small children on the jungle gyms or paddling in the rocky streams; people walking their dogs – a lovely open space to escape the frenetic pace of City Life. We stopped for a light lunch at the new Tea in the Park Restaurant. One can choose to sit
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SIMON HAREB KAILEN NAIDOO
INCREASING POPULARITY AS A SPORT
There had been a few years leading up to this moment. Kailen, having successfully attended the competition the year before as a junior, knew what we were in for. To qualify, we had competed in the Cape Classic, and then the annual NMA/ISKA National Destiny Tournament. Sport fighting is on the rise, and with over 1 000 competitors, and thousands of spectators, it’s always a great tournament to take part in. Kailen and I both took gold in our divisions and qualified for the team to go to the ISKA US Open World Championships, where over 40 countries from six continents compete. Below left: Bryant Park.
THREE YEARS OF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Three years earlier, my son and I took up martial arts training under Sensei Lutcin, at the Pinelands branch of Paul Caves Mixed Martial Arts academy. My son gravitated towards the more traditional training karate offers, while I enjoyed the varied styles and sparring of Mixed Martial Arts. As Kailen and I joined the dojo at a similar time, and were similar builds (although back then he was 17 and I was 34), we found ourselves sparring with one another more often than not. He is a fantastic fighter, mature beyond his years, strong and fast.
IT'S NOW OR NEVER
Having a young family, work commitments, and a bond to pay, I had made the team, but not managed to get it together to go on tour in 2015. My wife pushed me to go this year, and with looming age, a bad back and shoulder, I felt it might be now or never. With the help of my generous partners at Skysite Rope Access, and some assistance from Future Life foods, I was set to go.
AMAZING NEW YORK ARCHITECTURE
As I have spent most of my working life focused on high rise buildings, arriving in New York was really special for me, and I was immediately struck by how beautiful the city and architecture is. We checked in at the Salisbury Hotel on 57th, one block from Central Park, where we ran every morning, and saw the memorial to John Lennon at Strawberry Lane; the Alice in Wonderland sculptures. Kailen and I even managed to sneak into a Blink 182 Concert in the Park at 8:30 in the morning! After our runs we stocked up on calories, with a healthy hotel breakfast.
Below right: The Highline
Story by Simon Hareb.
Blood dripping from my nose, my heart pounding, and barely able to open my left eye, I hear Kailen say “Just one more fight and you are a champion”. Pinelanders Simon Hareb and Kailen Niadoo have a great story to tell about the 2016 Mixed Martial Arts ISKA US Open World Championships held in New York in June this year.
PINELANDERS SIGHTSEEING GALORE!
I was fortunate to have an old school friend living in NY, who took time off to show a few of us around. Over the next few days we visited the Ground Zero Memorial, Central Park, 5th Avenue, Broadway, Grand Central Station; watched a game of baseball at The Yankee Stadium in The Bronx – with the world’s largest soft drink cups; visited The Natural History Museum, Wall Street, Times Square at midnight, Grimaldis Pizzeria – famously known as a mafia restaurant frequented by Frank Sinatra; we walked Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan, the Rockefeller Centre and took the ferry to Staten Island.
MY FAVOURITE PLACES
Two of the highlights for me were Bryant Park and the Highline. Bryant Park is in the heart of NY, and it was great to see people relaxing in nature, in the middle of the city. Musicians played for the public in the well kept gardens. The High Line is an old raised train line that has been transformed into a walkway with flower planters, grass patches to relax on, art installations and sculptures along the way. It runs from Midtown to the now very sought after “meat packing district”. It really is a unique, well kept city and I loved every moment there.
THE COMPETITION - PREPARATION
From NY we headed to Orlando, Florida, where we were hit by the humid heat. Fortunately our resort had a massive pool area, a gym and meeting rooms large enough for our team meetings. A few of us went to Disney World to see the 4th of July fireworks, taking a cab to the Boardwalk, and then ferries to get the best view of the firework displays. It was a beautiful warm evening and we watched the children line dancing on the grass to “candy techno”. Not to be outdone, nature produced thunder and lightning that evening that was more impressive than the thousands of kilograms of gunpowder that must have been exploded that night!
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After a pre-tournament briefing, well wishes from Kancho Paul Cave and the South African management team, the big day finally arrived. I hadn’t slept much, and when I saw the level of skill and contact the juniors were competing at, just getting into the ring became a mental challenge. I suspect though, that these pre-fight nerves are the allure of the sport that keeps many of us coming back for more. There were a few worrying moments, when a junior member of our team was rushed off to hospital after being knocked unconscious. Happily he was back on his feet the next morning.
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On the flight home I mused that the harder the challenge is, mentally or physically, if you just face your fears and, like Guns 'n Roses taunted, just “Get in the ring”, you have already won. The results from there are not important. As corny as it sounds, as long as you know you gave it your best, you will always be able to look back on that challenge with pride. I am very fortunate to have a family and colleagues who supported me enough to allow me to experience this challenge. I had some unforgettable experiences and met some great people along the way.
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Last week, along with thousands of other schools across the country, we said goodbye to our Grade 12 class of 2016. Our boys and girls were sent out with many good wishes and accolades. We were very sad to see them go, as they took with them such a wealth of talent and experience.
LEAVING THE HARBOUR… At the same time as feeling sad, we had a sense of trepidation – the same sort of trepidation we might feel when we say goodbye to a vessel full of friends leaving the safety of a harbour and heading into stormy waters.
AN UNCERTAIN WORLD
School leavers are moving into an uncertain world: the stability of tertiary education is no longer guaranteed, unemployment is rife, there is political instability, and there are enormous social pressures and demands on young people. Is this a pessimistic view of this critical juncture in the lives of school leaving students? If we believe that they cannot manage this uncertainty and instability, then the answer is yes. The answer is no if we believe that schools can and have equipped students with strong core values
and have attempted to anticipate, in some positive way, the threats beyond our collective gates.
FORWARD-THINKING AND OPEN-MINDED If we are helping to produce young people who are going to thrive in an uncertain world, then schools need to be openminded, inclusive, diverse and forwardthinking organisations.
BEACONS OF HOPE IN A TROUBLED SOCIETY Schools can be beacons of hope in a troubled society, and this hope can suffuse the minds and beings of young people. Schools have the power, through positive role-modeling, healthy conflict management, open dialogue and strong moral codes, to create environments where young people are able to be equipped to navigate in a rapidly-changing world.
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• a focus on the celebration of difference and the importance of diversity; • the mentoring of young leaders who are taught to manage themselves and others in a diverse and challenging environment; • the encouragement of critical thought and debate which assists young people to find their voices; • an emphasis on understanding and reducing the impact of our carbon footprint; • the vital role that collaboration plays in everyday life; • the use of excellence as a touchstone – academically and in all spheres; • the importance of hope and positive thought.
FROM SECURITY TO UNCERTAINTY AND BACK AGAIN
We should not aim to create complacent young people who, because of the security of their environment, may find that the transition to an unpredictable adult life is a difficult one. Rather, school life as described above should be interlaced with challenge and some unpredictability, so that failure and learning from failure are experienced. In these ways, our young people learn the value of hard work, positive engagement, problem solving, and the turning of adversity into opportunity.
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FOOD FROM THE HEART By Heleen Meyer
Strawberry & vanilla jam Recipe from Make five/ Maak vyf Makes about 750 ml 1 lemon 1 kg ripe strawberries, quartered 350 ml sugar 90 ml (6 tbsp) lemon juice 1 vanilla pod, split open - scrape seeds out 1. Cut three to four thick strips of lemon rind with a vegetable peeler. Cut each strip into a few thinner strips. 2. Place all the ingredients, including the vanilla pod with the seeds, in a saucepan and mix through. Allow to stand for 15 minutes, so that the sugar begins to dissolve and the strawberries become soft and saucy. 3. Stir fruit over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat slightly and simmer for 20-30 minutes, but don’t let it boil too rapidly. 4. Spoon off any foam that forms on the top, but take care not to remove too many vanilla seeds. 5. After 30 minutes, test some of the jam on a cold saucer. If it sets quickly and you can make a path through the jam (it shouldn’t run back) with your finger, the jam is ready. Simmer for a few more minutes if it is too runny. Remember that it is not a stiff jam, so take care not to overcook it. 6. Spoon hot jam into sterilised jars, seal and allow to cool. Or spoon into a container and store in the fridge. Use as suggested under strawberries galore! Tips: 1. To sterilise the jars, fill with boiling water and allow to stand for a few minutes. Cover lids with boiling water. Fill the hot jars with the hot jam and seal immediately. 2. Substitute vanilla pod with a cinnamon stick.
Springtime galore! pasta Strawberries
The strawberry season is such an anticipated time of year that we have to make the most of these sweet, juicy fruits. Strawberries are not just good with ice cream or as dessert but one of the more versatile seasonal fruits. They add a summery pop of colour and sweetness to something as simple as a basic green salad. The natural sweet flavour complements many savoury ingredients. Have you tried it with chicken, salmon, avocado or in a bowl of oats? It’s divine with cheese like feta, ricotta, goat’s cheese or a ripe camembert. They are perfect for a lunch box or snack and great to add vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to any meal. One of my favourite ways to extend the season, is to cook this easy jam with overripe berries. Most jams are normally overly sweet, leaving little of the fruit’s
natural flavour to enjoy. The combination of ripe strawberries, a vanilla pod, lemon juice and rind means that substantially less sugar is needed. To be honest, this is more than just another jam – once you’ve tasted it, you’ll keep looking for reasons to enjoy it. The list of options grows every time I cook a batch. Drizzle it over French toast, waffles or crumpets for a special treat or have a small dollop in plain yoghurt instead of buying sweetened versions or make it part of a dessert with Greek yoghurt, nuts and fresh berries. In my recipe book, Make five, I made an ice cream terrine with the jam, layers of cake, nuts and berries, perfect for the festive season. Or keep it simple, and just enjoy it on a slice of hot, buttered toast. And by the way, the jam makes a fabulous homemade gift.
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NEW RELEASE • JOINT MANDATE *R3,800,000
Prime Champagne Position Spacious family home on corner plot. Spacious entrance hall to family room onto garden. Large dining room leading to kitchen. 3 Double bedrooms 2 bathrooms (mes). Bonus: Separate self contained flatlet with own entrance and drive way. Double direct access garage. A great opportunity to add your own touch and make this home yours!
Prime Champagne Position Gracious entrance hall, charming lounge with bay windows. Stunning open plan kitchen to family room and dining room onto undercover patio. Beautiful garden and splash pool, study, 2 huge double bedrooms (bics), 2 magnificent full batrooms (mes). Separate entrance guest cottage with laundry. Large double garage.
Dave Brown / Peter Lovell
Dave Brown / Peter Lovell
Spacious Lock up & Go Entrance to lounge open plan to fitted kitchen and doors to pretty patio and garden. Separate dining room. 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (main en-suite). Double garage with direct access.
Dave Brown / Peter Lovell
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