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PINELANDS COMMUNITY MAGAZINE issue
70 | February 2017
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WELCOME Left: Editor Max Schutte at the Elgin Cape Canopy Tour Zip Line in December 2016. About the cover: "For the love of water". This February, the month of love, we celebrate those close to us, but let's also cherish our scarce water resources.
FOR THE LOVE OF WATER We are glad to be back after a wonderful December break shared with visiting family. We hope you enjoyed your holidays and feel refreshed for the year ahead. By now, I am sure we are all aware of the dire situation of our dam levels in the Western Cape. On 23 January overall storage of our dams stood at 40.4%. You may think that that doesn't sound too bad, but consider that the levels are currently going down about 2% per week and the last 10% of water in a dam is almost unusable as it is mostly mud. That means that in 15 weeks we could effectively run out of water unless substantial rain falls in the late portion of summer. Thinking further ahead, if we do not receive higher than average rain this winter, it will leave us in an even worse postion next summer as the dams are already about 8.5% lower than they were at this time last year. Everybody really does need to do all they can to conserve every last drop, not just now, but probably for the next two years as well. With the rapid population growth in the Greater Cape Town area and uncertain weather patterns, water conservation will need to become a permanent habit in our daily lives. Have a look at the article on page 10 which has a sobering picture of the Theewaterskloof Dam which accounts for over half of our water supply on its own. This major dam currently stands at only 35.2% full. We are fairly regular visitors to this dam and remember when there was absolutely no beach to be seen when it was full, a mere two years ago. You can also read more about the new stricter Level 3b Water Restrictions which come into force on 1 Feb 2017 in the article on page 10. We wish all our readers a wonderful (and wet) 2017.
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Writer and Photographer
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Black Sparrowhawk The Black Sparrowhawk was considered a rarity in the Western Cape, until the spread of timber plantations (providing ideal nesting sites). Also, the abundance of pigeons and doves, their main prey, encouraged the Black Sparrowhawks into the south-western parts of the country, from the forests further north. In Cape Town, they are now one of the most common raptors, with several breeding pairs scattered across the city’s green belts. They are distinctive, almost entirely black birds with a long tail and a varying degree of white on the throat and chest. Image: Pinelander Linda Sumner. Text by Jessleena Suri, MSc graduate of the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at UCT. Jess is passionate about birds, urban ecology, and nature conservation. Her MSc research looked at the impact of urbanisation on Black Sparrowhawks. For her PhD she is studying the effect of urban landscape structure on bird diversity. See: www.facebook.com/ nomadicnaturalistjessleena/
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16 February 2017 PINELANDS LIBRARY
Pinelands Library will celebrate World Read Aloud Day on Thursday 16 February, with 2 Story-time sessions: 10am - 11 am and 3pm - 4pm in the Children’s Library. Parents wishing to read aloud during the course of the day are invited to sign up for a 30 minute slot between 9:30am and 4:30pm. Please enquire at the Desk or on 021 530 7160.
17 February 2017
SA GUIDE DOGS ASSCOCIATION
2017/01/14 3:33 PM Celebrate
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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.
Cape Town Guide Dog Heroes at the Fishhoek Civic Centre at 7:30pm. R160 per person, for a 3 course dinner, dancing, raffles and lucky draws. To book call Dawn 083 226 8250 or go to tinyurl.com/LYGD2017.
18 February 2017
GRACE PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN DAY
Visit 8 Protea Close, Pinelands from 9:30am to 11:15am. The open day programme starts at 9:45am. Call Adele on 021 824 4055 or email email@example.com.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR 22 February 2017 STEEL MAGNOLIAS
The cancer support group for ladies meets again at 20 Peak Drive. For more information call Catherine at 021 531 3963 or 072 040 7563.
22 February 2017
PINELANDS STAMP CIRCLE
The Pinelands Stamp Circle will be meet at 7:15pm in the activities hall of the Pinelands Library. The main exhibit will be by Phil Collins on the 1913 Union King’s Head issues. The one page exhibits will be the letter “S”. Visitors and those interested in stamp collecting are always most welcome. Call John 021 531 1954 or Martin 021 689 5050.
28 February 2017
CANNONS CREEK FUN RUN
All are welcome to join in the Cannons Creek Annual fun run. From R60 per entry try the 8km, 4km or 2km distances. For further information contact Terri on 021 531 5011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 March 2017 PNPS RED-A-FAIR
The highly anticipated Red-a-Fair at Pinelands North Primary School, provides fun for the whole family, at Richmond Avenue from 9am to 4pm. Enjoy fun rides, a zip line, a haunted house, games, jumping castles, petting zoo, tasty foods, craft stalls and great entertainment. Call 021 531 3414 or email email@example.com. See the PNPS facebook page.
16 & 17 March 2017 CANNONS CREEK PLAY
Come to the Cannons Creek School Theatre, Nursery Way, Pinelands at 7pm, for the school play No Body Like Jimmy directed by Judith Herbig. Tickets R60 – available at www.quicket.co.za from 15 February.
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HOME IS OUR STORY
A very successful season for Seeff Pinelands
We were delighted to welcome no less than five families to their new homes in December 2016, having concluded successful sales for them. Our agents completed sales of over R20m for the months of November and December 2016 and achieved some notable successes.
A home in Riverside sold for R5.300m, in Days Walk for R4.250m, in Dagbreek for R3.800m and in Margaret Ave for R3.700m. There were also three Sectional Title sales, two in Riverplace Mews for R1.600m and a lovely apartment in Kindroggen for R1.875. Sectional Title prices will continue to escalate this year due to a shortage in the affordable housing market.
We are heartened by the positive comments from our clients about our service and value added, and invite prospective buyers and sellers to make use of our services. “From day one, both Kathy and Julie have been very professional in the way that they managed the sales process. I was always informed as to what was happening and they also provided the necessary information that a seller needs for the difficult process of selling a house. Having a locally based agency was a great help as I could call on them at any time to pop around to the house to discuss issues that needed attention. One day when I return to Pinelands I will not hesitate to use Seeff again.” - Hashiem Bardien
Pauline Hareb joins the Seeff team serving the Thornton community “I am extremely pleased and excited to let you know that I am back in Thornton. After a short absence since 2016, I am now working for a very successful, reputable and well-known brand, Seeff Pinelands. My decision to join the Seeff family was easy as the company stands for the values and ethics that I strive to embody. Those that know me can attest to the fact that I operate with integrity and honesty, first and foremost. I have been in the Real Estate industry for many years, and have been selling in the Thornton area since 2013. I bring an excellent reputation for service and follow up with a solid foundation of satisfied clients, many of whom I still remain in contact with.”
“I look forward to seeing familiar faces again and introducing myself to new clients.”
“I think the thing that struck both of us was
her integrity. It was very noticeable that she never tried to obfuscate any awkward questions and seemed to be totally honest in her dealings.” John & Shirley Withers
“A very big THANK YOU for the time and
effort you have put into the sale of the above. I have been exceptionally impressed with the professional manner in which you have handled my property right from our very first telephone conversation. WELL DONE!!”
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PINELANDS CLUB WINS 2016 REGIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION
Saturday 18th February 9:30 - 11:15a.m. Programme starts at 9:45a.m.
Join us to find out more about the ‘living education’ offered at Grace Primary School. Refreshments will be served and childcare provided.
The winning print, Synchronised Takeoff, by Pat Scott of Cape Town Photographic Society.
Venue: 8 Protea Close, Pinelands 021 824 4055 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape Town Photographic Society (CTPS) was the overall winner of the 2016 Western Cape Interclub competition - a place where amateur photographers can display their work. Tygerberg Photographic Society came second, followed by Fish Hoek Photographic Society.
A VARIETY OF COMPETITION DIVISIONS
Thank You We bid you farewell
It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to Richard and Linette Smith. Their hard work and dedication to their team and clients for the past 8 years at Jawitz Properties Pinelands has been immense so saying farewell is never easy. Wishing them both all the success with their new adventure. Thank you Richard and Linette for always #KeepingItReal - you will be missed. Wishing Roger Lawrence and his team the best of luck as the new owners of Jawitz Properties Pinelands
The competition caters for those interested in digital and print renditions of their images; with another section termed 12:52 PM audiovisual (AV) which is a professional slideshow of images and video with relevent sound. CTPS won the prints section of the competition, while Tygerberg was the winner of the digital images section. The image, ‘Synchronised Take-off’ by Pat Scott of CTPS was the winner in the print section, followed by ‘Black and White’ from David Barnes of Tygerberg Photographic Society. The third place in the print section went to Joan Ward, also from CTPS, for the image ‘Landing Line’. During the ‘Battle of the AVs’ 15 audio-visual (AV) presentations were judged. This competition was won by Antenie Carstens, member of both CTPS and Helderberg Photographic Society, with Hannelore Seifart from CTPS second and
an entry from Nellian Bekker from CTPS, who organized the AV competition, third.
PARTICIPATION BY 11 REGIONAL CLUBS
Entries came from as far afield as Worcester, Hermanus and Malmesbury. Each club submitted twelve of their best prints as well as digital images produced by members. The awards evening was held in the Sanlam Head Office in Belville on 28 October 2016, and was hosted by Creative Camera Club from Wynberg. Other clubs that participated were Durbanville Fotografieklub, Hermanus Photographic Society, Paarl Photographic Club, Helderberg Photographic Society from Somerset-West, Swartland Photographic Society from Malmesbury, and Worcester Camera Club.
All are welcome to attend the CTPS meetings on the first, second and third Wednesday of each month, starting at 7pm at the St Stephens Church Hall, off Central Square in Pinelands. First Wednesday: Learn what makes a good image from comments by an expert judge . Second Wednesday: The audio-visual group meets to get tips on making AVs. Third Wednesday: Educational speakers are invited to present on aspects of photography. See www.CTPS.co.za. Left: Western Cape Regional Director for the Photographic Society of South Africa, Alicia Greyling, with Antenie Carstens, winner of the AV competition and Nellian Bekker, who organized the AV competition.
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GUIDES HOST PARENTS AT A HIGH TEA CELEBRATING A YEAR OF GOOD DEEDS
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Professional teachers in all styles Participation in competitions & shows Viv Pullin 021 531 8976 • 083 273 2159 Jen Stretch 021 531 5777 • 083 635 2414 email email@example.com
From left to right: Teddy Tendai, Tweeny Nina, Brownie Sixer Emma, Brownie Sixer Gracie, Mother Ted Averil, Brownie Amy, Brownie Winner, Guide / Pack Leader Andelin, and Teddy Alex. 1st Pinelands Teddies, Brownies, and Guides had fun completing their Bird Lovers and Hostess Interest Badges during the winter of 2016. The Interest Badges are in addition to their programme and their knowledge was presented at a High Tea for their parents on Wednesday 16 November. From the smallest to the Pack Leader, all the girls presented the different birds that they had studied. Thanks go to Bird Owl Gill Ford, a member of the Bird Society, for her invaluable contribution and for being the tester for the Bird Lovers Interest Badge. Grateful thanks to Flower Owl Joan Greener for sharing her extensive flower knowledge enabling the girls to create beautiful posies for their tables as hostesses at the High Tea.
Parents wishing to enrol their daughters in the finest and largest youth movement for girls and women in the world are encouraged to contact Mother Ted - Averil Keller-Booysen on 082 883 9808. Guiding provides a safe environment where girls and young women can challenge themselves, find their voice, meet new friends, have fun and make a difference in the world, through a range of activities and enriching experiences that will stay with them for a lifetime. Organised into Branches according to age, a Teddy is between 4½ and 7yrs old; a Brownie is between 7 and 10½ yrs old; a Guide is between 10½ and 13½ yrs old. Guiding for older girls falls into the Ranger Crew, which is based in Rondebosch.
Pinehurst Primary School
2017/01/19 5:15 PM
invites you to our:
Tuesday 7 March 2017 From 8:30am to 10am
The morning includes an address from the Principal, a tour of the school, a visit to the Gr 1 and 2 classrooms & enrolment information.
For more information and to RSVP please contact us on
DISCEMUS UT SERVEMUS
We learn so that we may serve
021 531 2783 or firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.phps.org.za
We are proud to announce that La Gratitude Pre-Primary will be phased in as our Grade R partner school from 2018.
Achieving excellence in a values-based community
PINELANDS STREET CAMERA PROJECT (PSCP) - GREAT NEWS! The PSCP Committee are very pleased and proud to confirm that PSCP phase 1 has now been handed over officially to PSCP from Pinewatch. On the 12th January 2017 at Pinewatch Place in Maitland, the PSCP committee met with Pinewatch management to witness the signing and hand over of the first phase of the PSCP project and at the same time the SLA (Service Level Agreement) was signed. This means that as per the original agreement, Pinewatch will be managing the operation and maintenance of the installed system for the next 3 years, as of 1st January 2017. At the end of this three year period the operation and maintenance arrangement (SLA) will have to be re-negotiated. PSCP now essentially owns the installed system hardware (cameras, poles, antennae, etc.) located outside of Pinewatch Place, which has been operational for a few months now, while undergoing tests and adjustments, and in some places receiving additional installations to cover unintended “gaps” in coverage. We note with thanks that Pinewatch have shown their generosity and commitment toward the successful conclusion of this phase. We, all Pinelands residents and businesses and visitors, really owe a huge THANK YOU to all the kind and generous donors who believed that a project like this was needed and who “opened their purses” so long ago in May 2014, to make it happen.
FUNDING FOR PHASE 2
This now officially marks the start of the next phase “phase 2”. We urgently need to get funds as quickly as possible in order to install the much needed PTZ (Pan, tilt, zoom) surveillance cameras in certain “hotspots” in Pinelands. PSCP is a registered NPC reg. # 2015/091736/08. Banking details for your contribution: Standard Bank, Pinelands, cheque account number 271774738. Branch code 051001. Use your name/address as the reference.
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SOLD PSCP Committee and Pinewatch management – signing and witnessing the Handover and Service Level Agreement (SLA). Front from left to right: Chris Blatherwick, John Berry Back from Left to right: Hermann Schlenk, Patrick Pillay, Riad Davids, Elaine Gibb, Brian Watkyns. Are the pedestrian paths outside your home in need of repair? Call 086 010 3089 and report it to the council for maintenance. Alternatively, go online (City of Cape Town) and fill in a service request under roads and stormwater drains (enquiries).
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PNPS WINNING ROBOTICS TEAM!
Joshua Harrod, Philip Brink, and Jacob Rae - "The Electroids" - from Pinelands North Primary School won First Place in South Africa, in the Wonder League Robotics Competition, in the 9 - 12yrs age bracket! The boys' achievement involved hours of coding and testing as well as filming and uploading their results to the judges. More than 5 000 teams from 52 countries entered the competition. Only 33% completed all the challenges. Building on this success, PNPS plans to offer a Wonder League coding club as an extracurricular activity this year.
Left: The PNPS Robotics team winners - "The Electroids": Joshua Harrod, Philip Brink, and Jacob Rae.
HELEN KELLER SOCIETY - THANK YOU!
Cape Town Office Pinelands Branch Office
3rd Floor, Vunani Chambers 17 Mountbatten Avenue 33 Church Street, Pinelands Cape Town Cape Town
To schedule an appointment contact Candice Bothma on 021 422 1241 â€˘ email firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Keller Society held a very successful fĂŞte on 3 December 2016 and raised over R92 000. They would like to thank the community, volunteers, residents, staff, friends and families for all their support and to their sponsors: Flowercraft, Carryon Projects, SMA Security, SPAR Pinelands, WPC, Rotary, Pinelands High School, Meryl Mouton, Hettie Jordaan and Tony Wyllie Funeral Home.
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Services Include: Independent living Assisted living Full nursing care Low vision services
BREAKING NEWS! The Society has a limited number of cottages for sale on the basis of refundable life care contracts from R500 000 to R960 000. VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Contact Matron Jackie
Links Drive, Pinelands, Cape Town, 7405 Private Bag X25, Howard Place, 7450
Phone 021 531 5311 during office hours E-mail email@example.com
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DROUGHT!! What does it mean to you? Have a look at the wide dry beaches forming on the Theewaterskloof Dam - the largest dam supplying water to Cape Town. It is frightening to see the water shrinking to the middle of this vast area.
LEVEL 3b WATER RESTRICTIONS TO BE IMPLEMENTED 1ST FEBRUARY 2017
• On 1 February 2016 the City Council will implement level 3b water restrictions. Watering or irrigation (with municipal drinking water) of flower beds, lawns, vegetables and other plants, sports fields, parks and other open spaces will only be allowed on Tuesdays and Saturdays before 9am or after 6pm for a maximum of one hour per day per property, and only if using a bucket or watering can. • No watering or irrigation will be allowed within 48 hours of rainfall that would provide adequate saturation. • No washing of vehicles or boats using municipal drinking water will be allowed. Vehicles and boats must be washed with non-potable water or washed at a commercial car wash. The community of Cape Town needs to pull
Theewaterskloof Dam: Image kindly supplied from drone footage by photographer Johnny Miller / Code For Africa. See facebook.com/millefotosa. together to preserve the water resources still available to us. Every effort needs to be made to use less water. It is no good saying "I can afford the higher cost and will therefore use as much water as I like". Well, it would be more than a bit awkward to have barrel loads of money and no water to buy with it!
the soap off. Implement the Drop the Block campaign by putting a weighted plastic container into the toilet cistern to reduce the amount of water used per flush.
Call 0860 103 089 or SMS 31373. See the City of Cape Town website for a useful information booklet on the dams that supply Cape Town and measures being put in place for future water resourcing, including the use of the Albion Spring water and the Table Mountain aquifer.
Put alternative measures in place such as re-routing grey water from showers, and the washing machine to the garden. Reduce water usage by taking shorter showers and lathering up while the water is off and then running the shower to rinse
Remember to display your signage for grey water, well point and harvested rainwater.
OUT AND ABOUT
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GALILEO OPEN AIR CINEMA Picnic hamper in hand we joined the stream of people going to see Crocodile Dundee - the outdoor movie for the night at Kirstenbosch Gardens. We collected our Galileo chairs with comfy backrests, and our blankets and made our way to the patch of lawn in front of the big screen. There was a holiday feel to the gathering crowd - Crocodile Dundee look-a-likes vying for attention; and the children taking advantage of the organised entertainment on the lawn in front of the big screen. As the sun went down, giving us a spectacular sunset over Kirstenbosch Gardens, we
chatted and nibbled our supper - soon realising that there were a number of food and popcorn stall, and liquid refreshment vendors, if we needed a top up. It was a great relaxing evening under the stars! Galileo has a slick operation setting up the outdoor theatre at a number of interesting venues including the V&A waterfront, Hillcrest Wine Estate, Kelvin Grove, the Castle and Blaauwklippen to name a few. The tickets are R79 for entrance only and then there are add-ons such as the Galileo ground chair with a back support - very comfy and recommended; and a blanket for
those chilly evenings. You can book a VIP seat which reserves your space in a prime area on the lawn and includes popcorn and a drink. Galileo Open Air Cinema runs in summer from October to April. The venue opens a couple of hours before sunset, which is when the movie begins. For your valentine special book for When Harry Met Sally at Nooitgedacht Wine Estate, taking place on Tuesday 14 February. Tickets can be booked online. For the full line up of movies, venues, dates and times see www.thegalileo.co.za. Call 071 471 8728. ď€ź
PNPS REPS FOR 2017 ST GEORGE’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOUNDED 1848
Jeroen Bormans 7 As
At Pinelands North Primary the pupil representatives head-up various service groups encompassing Playground/First Aid, Early Act, Events, Admin and IT, Sound and Tech. Each Rep is in a service group as the equivalent of the old prefect system. Every other grade 7 pupil will then also join them in these various service groups but not as Reps.
Congratulations to the Class of 2016 100% pass rate with 29 out of our 32 candidates achieving Bachelors passes
Melissa Jones 7 As PNPS reps for 2017: Back Row from left: Amy Kedzior, Joshua Mjenxane, Natalia Forbes, Jaden Claasen, Aaminah Lagkar, Imaan Hendricks and Laila Valley. Front Row left: Liyema Gqasana, Raaniyah Fritz, Kayli October, Talya Ellman, Shuaib Banderker, Hannah Hector, Etam Tamo Wonkom.
Well done to Jeroen, Melissa, Sangeun, Rebecca & Maxwell as well as
Aaliyah Ricardo Brandon Begg Hendricks Reynolds 4 As 4 As 4 As
57 As & 61 Bs achieved for subjects
Sangeun Lee 6 As
Be part of this authentic enriching environment.
RED ROOTS PRE-SCHOOL OPENS WITH TWO CLASSES ON JANUARY 11th 2017 Red Roots, an independent preprimary school based alongside Pinelands North Primary, opened their doors to 2 classes of 20 children on 11 January 2017. Although they are following the CAPS curriculum, they are using the Reggio Emilio methods of learning, to create excitement and enthusiasm for learning. Visit the school on their School in Action Day on 8 March to watch this process in action!
Thursday 16 February 2017 For more information or to book a tour to visit our vibrant campus on 16 February 2017, please email Sheryl on firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Pitt 5 As
ST GEORGE’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Richmond Road, Mowbray 021 589 9354 www.sggs.co.za
Maxwell Veary 5 As
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We’re Real about Real Estate
COMMUNITY NEWS PROPERTI ES
Pinelands, Thornton & Maitland 021 531 0773 | www.jawitz.co.za
MEET OUR NEW TEAM
Above from left: Matthew Fallon, Kimberlyn Greenwood, Mike van Haght (High School Principal), Nadia Arend. Inset: Matthew Archer
CANNONS CREEK HIGH SCHOOL MATRIC 2016 ACHIEVERS
Cannons Creek Independent School is very proud of the Class of 2016 who once again achieved a 100% pass rate. The school has had a 100% pass rate since it was founded in 1997. 81% of the matriculants obtained a Bachelor’s Endorsement. Four of the 21 Matric pupils achieved A aggregates. Nadia Arend, who plans to study Medicine at UCT is Dux of School with 7As and an aggregate of 88.86%. Second is Matthew Archer with 6As and an aggregate of 86.43%. Matthew plans to do Astrophysics at UCT or Medicine at Wits. Matthew Fallon also achieved 6As and an aggregate of 85,87%. He intends studying Electromechanical Engineering at UCT. Another top achiever is Kimberlyn Greenwood who achieved 6A’s but is still undecided about her future plans. The High School Principal, Mr Mike van Haght, said that he was very happy with the results - the class of 21 Matric pupils accumulated 48 distinctions among them. The pupils’ families and teachers are also to be commended for their hard work, dedication and support.
CAPE TOWN ART EISTEDDFOD 2016 Cannons Creek Primary School is proud of the pupils from Grade 1 to 6 who received awards at the 2016 Cape Town Art Eisteddfod: Merit awards: Francisca Beatty, Thomas PenfoldGrater and Manisha Desai. Honours awards: Luke Laver, Sophia Stamatiadis, Mihlali Dikiso, Rachel Shortridge, Ethan Goldschmidt, Kaelin Black, Finn Bertisch, Rachel MacIntyre, Kara Young and Noah Melunsky. High Honours awards: Daniela Lima Rodrigues, Adam Cooper and Michael Sparks. Gold Diploma: Timothy Sparks entered two art-works and was awarded a Gold Diploma for each.
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PINELANDS HIGH SCHOOL TOP ACHIEVERS Pinelands High School congratulates their Matric class of 2016 on achieving outstanding results. They are delighted to have achieved a 100% pass rate and 87% of the students attained Bachelor's passes. There were 243 Subject A's and 25 students obtained A Aggregates. Top student Achmad Petersen achieved 8 subject A’s.
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Five PHS students were placed in the Provincial Top 10 Candidates for Subjects. • Tied 1st in the Province for Visual Art Stella Hertantyo (100%) • 1st in the Province for IsiXhosa First Additional Language - Asikelelwe Pezisa (85%) • 3rd in the Province for Dramatic Arts – Justin Snelling (97%) • 6th in the Province for Tourism – Micah Baudert (94%) • 9th in the Province for Dramatic Arts – Wyatt Afrika (94%)
Stella Hertantyo left and Asikelelwe Pezisa right Other individual subject highlights were: • Huda Abrahams (97% History) • Natassia Garisch (97% Visual Art) • Achmad Petersen (98% for both Mathematics and Accounting) • Jodie Pothier (97% Design) • Brooke Stewart (99% Visual Art).
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Pinelands High School Top Achievers. Back row: Micah Baudert (6 subject A’s), Ameen Jardine (7 subject A’s), Narian Naidu (6 subject A’s), Brooke Stewart (7 subject A’s), Achmad Petersen (8 subject A’s), Kendra Stewart (7 subject A’s), Reza Ebrahim (6 subject A’s). Front row: Lee Jansen (7 subject A’s), Narusha Abrahams (7 subject A’s), Huda Abrahams (7 subject A’s), Stella Hertantyo (7 subject A’s), Charlie Murray (6 subject A’s), Dave Campbell (Principal). Absent: Marianne Martens (7 subject A’s).
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JULY/AUGUST 2017: July heralds the opening of the 2017/2018 tax season and tax-payers are strongly encouraged to begin the E-filing process as soon as possible. Update your E-filing profile, and request vital documents such as your IRP5/ IT3(a) or (b) certificates, medical aid and RA certificates. Work towards submitting your returns well before the November deadline to ensure a timeous refund. SEPTEMBER 2017: Financial Planning Week and National Wills Week fall in September. We recommend reviewing one’s savings and investments portfolios against the backdrop of your goals and objectives. Ask your financial planner and/or legal advisor to check your Will, Living Will and/or any Codicils to ensure these documents remain relevant to your wishes. OCTOBER 2017: Although October is
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At 32 Lindsay Meihuizen was faced with a life-altering experience. Returning from a business trip to Greece, he was struck by a rare illness. His battle with Brainstem Encephilitis resulted in partial paralysis and left Lindsay wheelchair-bound. In an attempt to improve his confidence, he joined the local Toastmasters club in Pinelands in 1992. Lindsay hasn’t missed a single meeting since! Now, 24 years later, the club is incredibly proud and privileged to be celebrating with him in achieving his Distinguished Toastmaster award – the highest award achievable for any member of Toastmasters, worldwide. Above: Lindsay Meihuizen and his daughter Shelley Meihuizen.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO JOIN TOASTMASTERS IN 1992?
“Coming out of hospital I lost all confidence in myself. You could say I became extremely introverted. I joined an NGO and at committee meetings I was so shy I could hardly say ‘boo’ to a goose. The NGO Chairman at that time was a gentleman by the name of Taffy Roberts. He was also a past District Governor for Toastmasters in South Africa. Taffy came over to me at one of our committee meetings, looked me straight in the eye and said ‘Lindsay what you need is Toastmasters in your life.’ He challenged me to go to a Pinelands club meeting. I did… And the rest is history!”
HOW HAS BEING A TOASTMASTER CHANGED OR IMPACTED ON YOUR LIFE?
“Toastmasters was founded in 1924 by Ralph Smedley. Toastmasters International is a movement devoted to making
improved communication a worldwide reality. It is all about public speaking, but it is also SO much more. Apart from offering various communication and leadership modules, being a member also means experiencing camaraderie, encouragement and continuously being motivated by fellow Toastmasters – to be involved in this is absolutely wonderful!! This club helped me gain my confidence back. Being a Toastmaster has enabled me to hold my own in any situation that I find myself in.”
WHAT STANDS OUT FOR YOU AS A SIGNIFICANT MEMORY IN YOUR TOASTMASTERS JOURNEY?
“I remember a public speaking moment so clearly. I was meant to speak at a church in Milnerton. But, as a result of my condition, I have a speech impediment. I felt very nervous and while presenting I felt my tongue get stuck on the roof of my mouth,
my knees felt like jelly and the inside of my stomach was doing rock-n-roll. It was quite the learning experience!” According to Lindsay, who is now Vice President of Membership for Pinelands Toastmasters, the Distinguished Toastmaster award takes able-bodied individuals approximately 10 – 12 years to accomplish: “It has taken me 24 years. However, the encouragement along that journey has always been positive. What an amazing journey with a wonderful organization.” The Pinelands club celebrated this momentous occasion with Lindsay on the 3rd of November 2016. At Toastmasters you will gain confidence in public speaking and become a stronger leader. Ask about visiting or membership at the club e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or follow @PinelandsTM on twitter.
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PINELANDERS COMMUNITY NEWS
YOUNG VETS TAKE OVER THE REINS FROM STALWART DR WHITTINGTON-JONES AT THE PINELANDS VILLAGE VETERINARY CLINIC Much loved and respected community veterinarian, Dr Whittington-Jones, has retired after 42 years of service to Pinelands and beyond, and is now enjoying time to relax, catch up on family time and enjoy his favourite hobbies. Three vets, Heather Hill, Bronwyn Leverton and Aletta Mulder, have taken over the practice, renamed "Pinelands Village Veterinary Clinic". A FITTING CONTINUATION OF VETERINARY SERVICE FROM A PINELANDS FAMILY.
The Leverton family moved to Pinelands 23 years ago, which means that sisters, Heather and Bronwyn have first hand experience of the thoroughness and care with which Dr Whitting-Jones cared for family pets. They respect his work ethic, the way he kept up to date with new medical information, and his dedication to clients and patients. The three new vets are very excited, and feel privileged to be continuing the service he started before any of them were even born!
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Heather graduated in 2001, and soon after, moved to Centurion with her husband, Simon - a born and bred Pinelander. After five years in a private practice in Johannesburg they returned to Pinelands and started their family. Matthew was born in 2008 and Jaime in 2010. Heather did part-time and locum work, allowing her the flexibility to have time with her children. Now that they are in Primary School it felt like the right time to take on a new venture,
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and she is thrilled to have this opportunity to fulfil her dream of working in Pinelands. Heather's main love is working with dogs and cats, and she prefers medicine, rather than surgery. She will do the morning consultations so that she can play Mom’s taxi, do homework and have fun with the kids in the afternoon. Their family has the privilege of being owners of Pi, a fun, mischievous little cat who must be the most spoilt cat in Pinelands.
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Bronwyn: "I refute that Pi is the most spoiled cat, and so would Olive, Holly, Cat and Cadbury - my feline friends”. Bronwyn followed Heather into veterinary science. Aletta Mulder was a classmate and housemate of Bronwyn, and is now a colleague and friend. They qualified together in 2008, and neither wasted their time up in Gauteng for a second longer than they had to! Bronwyn started out at the Animal AntiCruelty League. After 3 years she moved to an afterhours clinic doing mostly
New vets in Pinelands from left: Bronwyn Leverton, Heather Hill and Aletta Mulder emergency work. Her time at both of these clinics was incredibly satisfying. For the past 2 years she has been based at Mowbray Veterinary Clinic. Her main passion is surgery, and in this Pinelands venture she will perform the surgeries and procedures when needed, whilst continuing to be based primarily at the Mowbray Clinic. She has a soft spot for injured or abandoned/ orphaned little birds and squirrels, and any other small critters so feel free to bring in any of these creatures if you find them in need of care.
Aletta worked at the Citivet Monte Vista Clinic for 5 years, but has been doing locum work for the past 3 years. She, like Heather, is gifted in medicine, and hopes to specialise in internal medicine. Her other passions are cats (cats and more cats) and horses… though she keeps her involvement with horses strictly a hobby. Aletta will do the bulk of the afternoon consultations. Although consultations are by appointment, all emergencies will be accommodated and prioritised.
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The 3 vets aim to create their own identity and convey a ‘homely warmth’. The clinic continues to run from 22 Wisteria Avenue, and will be open from 08:00 to 18:00 on weekdays for sales. Consulting hours are extended from 08:30-12:30, and 16:00 to 18:00, by appointment. Saturday hours are 09:00 to 11:00. We look forward to welcoming you and yours to our clinic! Call 021 531 1663.
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WHAT MISTAKES ARE WE MAKING AS WE RAISE OUR CHILDREN? As parents we wish to give our children more than we had. The modern parent has more money to purchase goods for their children than their parents had. But by handing over the ‘power’ to our children, we are changing the hierarchy of the parent. Instead of parents using their authority because they know what’s best, they are focusing on making children happy and boosting their self-esteem.
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The buzz word, even in teaching, is facilitating. Parents are ‘facilitating’ whatever their child wants to do, and are asking their four year old whether this is the school they wish to attend - instead of making the very important decision themselves. A parent needs to teach children right from wrong, develop their conscience, their self-control, the ability to lose, and to think of other people not only of themselves. In aiming to reach that goal, the parent is going to have to do a lot of things that a child won’t like and may not understand the reason why. Sometimes parents have to be the ‘horrible’ person in order to teach their children to make good choices. It is not the parents’ task to be their child’s friend as they are the adults. That friendship will develop by teaching your children to take on the role of being a good person and citizen and when they are adults, you will reap the benefits thereof.
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where children learn about the world and how to discuss various topics. Parents are now spending more time transporting their children from one afternoon activity to the next, keeping their child busy or even worse, doing their work for them. Children for some reason, are no longer given chores at home so they don’t learn to be part of a team. And yet, with all of what we see as ‘we are doing it for our children’ has led to increased anxiety in children. They are more fragile in that they are no longer able to solve simple issues. They are less respectful of adults and the world around them and have become the generation needing, instead, instant gratification.
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t 021 531 2717 e firstname.lastname@example.org f Dr Jennifer Crombie
Dr Marianne Baasch M.Tech Homoeopathy (UJ)
Dr Elri de Villiers DENTIST
· Homeopathic Practitioner · Certified Banting Coach · Wellness Consultant
PARK LANE Park Rd Vincent Pallotti
Surgery Hours Mon - Thur 9am - 4pm
Call 021 5111 992 email@example.com Cape Dentures Park Lane Office Park, Block C,Room 10 Corner Alexandra Drive & Park Road, Pinelands
Dr Adele Pelteret Naturopath & Nutritional Therapist
A NATURAL APPROACH TO YOUR HEALTH
NATURAL MEDICINE CLINIC
021 531 3589 | 6 The Fairway, Pinelands DrAdele@NaturalMedicineClinic.co.za
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By appointment only 46 Brookdale Avenue, Pinelands
073 997 7286 • firstname.lastname@example.org
T’ai Chi for Seniors
Safe, gentle and easy to learn. Improve your balance, strength co-ordination and flexibility. Classes in Pinelands and Rondebosch Beginners Welcome • First Two Classes Free
Vikki Pereira • 082 342 3240
Kathy Rademan GENERAL PHYSIOTHERAPY PHYSIOTHERAPIST PRACTICE INCLUDING 11 The Crossing, Pinelands Sports injuries email@example.com Neck & back pain
021 531 6119 Post-operative 082 785 0394 rehabilitation
Pretty Hard Core Pilates for women
Alison Haschick | 083 299 4929
Registered Biokineticist | Certified Pilates Instructor
Moving Arts a small and intimate
Pinelands Cape Town
Our aim is to create a haven where one can experience the wonderful benefit of Pilates at various levels to suit one’s requirement and also find a moment in one’s day to just breathe and let go of the day’s responsibilities. Join us to build your core of strength and increase your mobility in life.
Experienced maths teacher offering PRIVATE MATHS TUITION for Gr 4 - 7 START EARLY
and don’t get left behind! firstname.lastname@example.org
Charmaine: 082 574 3375 www.movingarts.co.za
021 531 6857 082 368 3346
small & private classes
Parent & Toddler Activity Centre 6 -12 Months Parents & babies have fun with balls, exercise, music & language development. 1 - 2 Years Tactile & creative play, gross and fine motor skills and fun music time. 2 - 4 Years Preparation for play school, developing your toddler’s independence, confidence and social skills. We will also run Nanny Groups in your home
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Maths & Physical Science Tuition Results since 1976 through
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Claremont WBHS Pinelands Athlone Mitchells Plain Also offering Maths Literacy
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RRT Lawn Services Cello Lessons
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Basic & stripe cut Edge trimming All work done by the owner
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Neil Buckland Cycles OPENING EARLY FEBRUARY
Unit 8, Millside Park, Morningside, Pinelands CALL 078 2711 057
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and Music Theory Tuition Experienced Inspirational Teaching
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A treasure trove of novelties toys • colouring books • puzzles, olives & olive oil, books, SA flags, fancy dress, gift bags and more... Wed - Fri: 9am-4pm Call 021 531 8648 Saturday: 9am-2pm
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We undertake building, tiling and paving for patio & pool surrounds.
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CLOTHING • BEDDING • UNDIES • LINEN SLEEPWEAR • WORKWEAR • CURTAINING
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
The Garden Genie
We also service pools on either a weekly or fortnightly basis.
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CONTACT 083 267 9970 • 079 636 8844 Angelo firstname.lastname@example.org
Automated gate and Clive Fletcher garage door motor repairs 021 531 8674 Gates & fencing manufacture 082 963 3992 CENTURION & ET SYSTEMS
Burglarbars, Gates Automation and repairs
Cape indigenous and waterwise garden service. Call Jean Sleigh on 084 575 3444 email: email@example.com
Repairs Electrical Installations Maintenance 082 448 8023 Security Lighting email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL · 083 521 8271 · 021 712 3011
owner-run, personal service and care
Gates, fencing, burglar bars, balustrades and staircases
REEDWORTH POOL RENOVATORS
ELECTRICAL pty (ltd)
RYAN 072 381 6142 DAVIES 021 637 0593
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Service & maintenance of distribution boards Compliance certificates Load testing All electrical installations repairs and maintenance. …garage door motors, intercoms, sliding gates gate buzzers.
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Peninsula POOL RENOVATIONS & MAINTENANCE
B U I L D I N G S E RV I C E S
Trust is just one of the things we build well We specialise in general building and painting at reasonable rates without compromising on quality.
OTHER SERVICES INCLUDE Kitchens Painting Ceilings Paving Floors
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ALL PROJECTS ARE OWNER SUPERVISED
Contact Henry on 084 551 3695 f apexbuildingservicessa
021 532 2774 079 845 4445
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Free Pinelands delivery • over R100
Recycled Glass FILTER MEDIA The new alternative to sand in your pool filter
A new 100% recycled, locally made, enviro-friendly material. Lasts up to 3 times longer than traditional Silica sand, saving you money and giving you a cleaner, healthier pool.
SERVICE CONTRACTS • MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS SPECIALISTS IN • marble plaster, fibreglass & pool paving REDUCE ELECTRICITY USE With a Dolphin E20 WE ALSO DO • Gate Motors Intercoms • Electric Fencing robotic pool cleaner
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TRADING HOURS Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday Public Holidays
• • • •
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08:00 - 17:30 08:00 - 15:00 Closed 09:00 - 14:00
The Painting Co. High Quality Kitchen & Cupboard Fittings Now in Pinelands Mica 021 531 5805 email@example.com
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For control of cockroaches, bed bugs, fleas, flies, ants, fish moths, rats, mice and pest bird control. 021 531 6345 • 083 270 5225 All hours telephone www.librapestcontrol.co.za Free survey & quote
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AFFORDABLE INTERIOR & EXTERIOR WALL COATING SOLUTIONS Interior & Exterior Wall Coating Roof Coating & Cleaning High Pressure Cleaning Wood Restoration Waterproofing
Change it. Love it.
PHONE: 072 264 1271
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 Cooking from the heart 2 Serves 6 5 tsp (25 ml) olive oil 2 onions, halved and thinly sliced 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 tbsp (15 ml) finely grated fresh ginger 1 medium carrot, coursely grated 1 baby marrow, coursely grated 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin 1 tsp (5 ml) ground coriander 1 tsp (5 ml) paprika or a pinch of cayenne pepper 1 chilli, seeded and chopped (optional) 1 x 410 g tin chopped tomatoes ½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt lemon juice and black pepper to taste 6 eggs 3 tbsp (45 ml) chopped fresh coriander or parsley
1. Heat half of the oil over a medium heat in a large frying pan. Fry onions, garlic and ginger until soft. Add carrot and baby marrow and fry for a few minutes. 2. Stir in the spices and chilli and fry until aromatic. Add tomatoes, reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes to thicken. Season with salt, lemon juice and pepper. 3. Make 6 openings in the sauce and divide the rest of the oil between these openings. 4. Crack an egg into each opening and simmer with a lid for 4-5 minutes or until the yolks are cooked to your preference. 5. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and serve on toast or with slices of avocado.
Portrait: Neville Lockhart Food shot: Neville Lockhart
Spicy Pan Breakfast
One sauce, many ideas A homemade tomato sauce is one of those things that I often have in my freezer. It makes whipping up a variety of dishes in next to no time a breeze. You can even play with the seasonings and vary between spicy flavours, like this recipe, or use lots of fresh herbs for more of an Italian flair. The baby marrow and carrots bulk up the sauce, making it even more versatile. The carrots lend a naturally sweet flavour that is delicious with tomatoes, which means there is no need to add sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes. This sauce can be an accompaniment to sausages, steak, meatballs or any braaivleis and we love having it with ‘mieliepap and wors’ (a truly South African favourite, if you are familiar with it). Another way that I use this sauce is to
pour it over chicken portions and roast them in the oven or even simmer them in a saucepan. Add roasted veggies to quickly turn the sauce into a tasty one-pot supper. You can add any protein of your choice, from bacon to left-over meat or beans for a vegetarian version. Other veggies like brinjals or mushrooms are perfect with the baby marrow and carrots. Add a handful or two of chopped coriander or Italian parsley for extra flavour with any of these ideas. One of my favourite late-morning breakfasts or light meals is this spicy pan dish, with eggs gently simmered in the spicy sauce. Cook the eggs to your preference - I love the yolk still runny, oozing into the tomato sauce. Serve it on warm toast or just with thick slices of avocado for a filling, yet light meal.
Cook up a storm with Heleen Heleen’s recipes are always easy to follow, practical and something everyone enjoys. Invest in a signed copy of her recipe book, Make five/Maak vyf today – it is packed with a variety of everyday ingredients prepared in five delectable and interesting
ways. Heleen also shares her knowledge in cooking demonstrations. Follow her on www.facebook.com/HeleenMeyerFood or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when the next demonstration is taking place.
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