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74 | June 2017

CHRIS BRINKWORTH

Rainwater Harvester

MICHAEL WATERMEYER

Living with Blindness

HEARTY STEW Heleen FOR WINTER Meyer

4 PROVINCES Community ROAD TRIP Travellers

INCREDIBLE Out and ILLUSIONS About


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A Happy Community Enjoy your retirement in a tranquil garden setting

A Caring Community Caring for retired and visually impaired persons for over 50 years

A Well-maintained Infrastructure With competent staff and management

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. OPEN AFTERNOONS FOR VIEWING

3rd Tuesday each month at 3pm Contact Matron Jackie

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Links Drive, Pinelands, Cape Town, 7405 Private Bag X25, Howard Place, 7450 Phone 021 531 5311 during office hours E-mail management@helenkeller.org.za


WELCOME Image: Campbell Fleming

Left: The Editor at the Kurt Wenner 3D art exhibit. See Out and About, page 9. About the cover: Michael Watermeyer, (see page 15) a Thornton resident, who went blind in his teens, lives with retired guide dog Coco Chanel, and new guide dog Leo, sponsored by the Lions. Read about the South African Guide Dog Association at www.guidedog.org.za.

Red-winged Starling

YOU DON’T THINK ABOUT WATER UNTIL YOUR WELL RUNS DRY Week after week, the desperately needed winter rains fail to arrive, and we are teased with the odd shower or drizzle. I get the feeling that the good citizens of Cape Town are beginning to accept that a very real and serious problem that we hoped would disappear “when the rains come” has indeed now come home to roost. A recent picture of our main Theewaterskloof dam showing it reduced to just a thin stream in places brought home to me the possibility of taps actually running dry.

We can live without a lot of things, but fresh water isn’t one of them.

As Capetonians, I think that we have an ingrained belief that we live in a wet place and so have come to regard abundant water as a blessing of our province. In truth, our unique microclimate on the tip of Africa is anything but stable, being subject to the whims of South Atlantic weather systems moving just a few hundred kilometers north or south spelling the difference between deluge and drought. If we think this summer has been difficult, water is likely to be even scarcer next summer. Longer term, our current drought is not just a temporary problem. With unpredictable rainfall patterns and relentless population growth, our city relies on a limited water supply. Quite simply, that means we will have less and less water available per person. We will need to change our water usage behaviour. If we don’t pay attention to using it sparingly, it will continue to run out more frequently. Unfortunately, there is no substitute for clean fresh water, and in the quantity we use it, we can’t buy or borrow it from somewhere else. Yes, there are measures we can take to supplement our supply of the precious commodity, like desalinators and tapping of springs and aquifers, as is done in other dry parts of the world. However, these measures can also only deliver a limited life-line supply in drought years and come with their own expense and ecological problems if over-utilised. The clear message is that we must start using much less water now and keep on doing so. We cannot simply pay more to buy what is no longer there. Enjoy the issue!

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The Red-winged Starling (Onycognathus morio) is a widespread bird occurring from Ethiopia, through East Africa and into Southern Africa. They are iridescent black birds with red/chestnut-coloured wings visible in flight. Males have almost bluishblack heads while the females and juveniles are identified by their grey heads. They usually occur in rocky and mountainous areas as they nest on cliffs. Like many other urban species, in Cape Town they have adapted to nesting in buildings. A research project is currently underway at UCT to determine how these birds cope with feeding on anthropogenic food in urban areas. Please report sightings of colour-ringed birds. For more information: www.facebook.com/UCTstarlings Text provided by Jessleena Suri, MSc graduate from the UCT FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology. Jess is passionate about nature conservation, particularly birds and urban ecology. She has just started a PhD looking at the effect of urban landscape structure on bird diversity. See: www.facebook.com/nomadicnaturalistjessleena.

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Join the Pinelands Ratepayers and Residents association for the General Meeting at 7:30pm in the Pinelands Library Hall. Old Mutual will provide information on the proposed Mupine Development on the Mupine Golf Course. Email Carol pinelands.ratepayers@gmail.com.

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month there is a guest speaker presenting topics of a military theme, which are wide ranging, international as well as local. Come and meet other interesting people on the second Thursday of each month at the Rosedale Service Centre, Lower Nursery Road, Rosebank. Call Johan 021 939 7923 or 082 579 0386.

26 June 2017

ANNUAL READING PROGRAMME

Pinelands Library announces the 6th annual Reading Programme, under the slogan “Reap the rewards of reading @ Pinelands Library”. The 5-week winter programme encourages 7-12 year olds to discover a love for books and reading. Over the years the programme has undergone positive change and 2017 is no exception. Visit the Library or phone 021 530 7160.

MEDICAL AID RATES Phone for an appointment

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29 June 2017

"LAST THURSDAY" LIVE MUSIC GIGS

At the Pinelands Club in Lonsdale Way, from 6:15pm to 7:15pm. Donation R25 for adults and under 14's free. Proceeds to the Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Network. Call Joan Wright 072 040 3169; or Sue Walker 072 914 4837. See www.mhanigingi.com.

25 July 2017

GROWING SEASONS COURSE

The Pinelands Baptist Church presents a course designed for the children of divorced parents to enable the children to work through the issues of divorced parents and how it affected them. To try and bring them to a point of recovery in their difficult situation. This course is due to start on Tuesday 1st August with an information evening on 25th July. Call Renee Meissner 082 696 0628 or the PBC Office 021 531 3922.

29 July 2017

GRIEF SHARE COURSE

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Pinelands Baptist Church will present a course designed to help those going through the grieving process, who have suffered the loss of a loved one, to a place of healing whereby they can see the road ahead and move on from grief to joy. This course is due to start on Saturday 29th July. Call Thelma Maritz 083 555 3207 or the PBC Office 021 531 3922.

28 June 2017

TBA July 2017

Meet at 7:15pm in the activities hall of the Pinelands Library. The guest exhibitor will be Volker Janssen showing “Errors on Stamps”. The Voluntary exhibit will be provided by Alastair Weir who will show us “Xhosa Heritage”. Visitors welcome. Call John 021 531 1954 or Martin 021 689 5050.

Pinelands Baptist Church will run a 13 week course designed to help those going through divorce or separation, bringing them back to wholeness as a single person. Course dates to be announced. Call Alan Minogue 083 456 1196 or the PBC Office 021 531 3922.

28 June 2017 The cancer support group for ladies meets again at 20 Peak Drive. For more information. Call Catherine at 021 531 3963 10:25 PM or 072 040 7563.

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HOME IS OUR STORY Congratulations to Robyn and Stephanie who, in the first 5 months of this year, have successfully let 56 apartments and houses in the Pinelands and Thornton area.

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Selection of tenants is therefore crucial. Unfortunately a one month’s deposit is no longer enough. On average a non performing tenant leaves with R6 781 unpaid rent, R2 168 in unpaid utility bills and R3 894 damage to the property. This amounts to a total claim of nearly R13 000 which is nearly twice the average monthly national rental of R7 000. It is also important to perform interim inspections midway into the lease which can provide the landlord with early warning signs as to how well a property is being cared for.

Pinelands

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During high activity periods we will receive anything from 15 to 30 hits within a matter of hours from the time that a property is listed, whereas these numbers have dropped significantly in the past month or two. Not only has the number of enquiries dropped but so has the quality of the applicants. A recent National Survey by PayProp indicates that most tenant applications have 8 or more active credit accounts and that one in three applicants are more than 3 months in arrears with some of their debt.

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We are however noticing a drop in the demand for houses above R20 000pm and apartments above R10 000pm. On popular websites such as Property24 and Private Property you will note a number of properties that are advertised for rent that have been on the market for some time, and that there is a resistance to those advertised at unrealistic rentals.

The Rental Housing Act is clear that you cannot charge a tenant for damages if an incoming inspection and outgoing inspection is not performed. You need to be very specific and take as many photos as possible so that there can be no dispute later. It is also important that both parties are present and sign the inspection reports.

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It is also important that Landlords attend to repairs and maintenance matters timeously to protect their assets and provide tenants with beneficial occupation. There is no doubt that well cared for properties attract better tenants and higher rentals. At Seeff we pride ourselves that in the past 20 years we have never had to evict a tenant, and that currently we have only one tenant in arrears with 94% of tenants paying on time.

Please contact our rental team of Robyn Meyer and Stephanie West should you need advice about renting your property or any matters pertaining to Leases. We are here to assist you.

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READING WEEK AT PNPS FEATURING "READERS ARE LEADERS"

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Every year PNPS celebrates Reading Week, during which they host a Parent Reading day, where the fantastic parents are involved by spending time reading to the children who always enjoy having new faces read to them. PNPS also hosts leaders from across the community on Readers are Leaders day. The volunteers come into the school and spend a little time with a specified class, discussing their lives, their jobs and how reading was such an integral part of their success. The leaders share their favourite childhood story with the children. This year PNPS was honoured to have Professor Marian Jacobs, Claudette Schreuders, Kaylee Kruser, Enver Hassen, Rose-Anne Reynolds, David Ker, Andrew Parker, Richard Hardiman, Julie Williams, Rustum Fortune, Cindy Duvel, Theresa Le Roux and Amy Hayes share their time and experiences with us. Lastly the school celebrates World Book Day with a Dress Up day, where the staff and learners dress up as their favourite book characters.


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Pinelands High School is proud of the excellent performances of the students 9:32 AM who took part in the annual Computer Olympiad. The Computer Olympiad is the South African version of the Bebras Contest which attracts more than a million participants from across the world. The contest requires the skills of computational thinking, the same used for Mathematics, Science, IT and CAT. These problem solving techniques are used by Software Engineers to write programs and apps.

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Municipal drinking water may not be used for garden irrigation; filling or topping up swimming pools; fountains or water features; washing cars. Residents are encouraged to use non-potable or grey water to flush toilets. Businesses with exemptions need to reapply. Restrict water usage to 100L per person per day. Keep irrigation with non-potable water to Tuesdays and Saturdays before 9am and after 4pm. Do not water within 7 days of rainfall.

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Pinelands High School had seven students placed in the top achievers; four Gold (better than 93% of all participants countrywide) and three Silver winners (better than 79% of all participants countrywide).

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Cannons Creek Interact members from left: Calvin Hammond, Ross Lakey, Salmaan Abdurahman (Head Boy), Katelynn Coss and Jenna Jones (Head Girl) On 6 May the Cannons Creek interact members participated in the Lerato's Hope Food Drive at the Pinelands Spar. Jenna Jones writes: "We had a wonderful response from the public and collected a car boot load of groceries to be distributed to families in need. Lerato’s Hope is a non-profit organisation which supports​and empowers poor families affected by HIV and AIDS in Cape Town.”

FUN FOR CHILDREN IN THE JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Following on from the success of last year, Pinelands Baptist Church will host the Holiday Club this year from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th July. This year’s theme is “DEEPER” – with under the sea vibes leading to a swimming good time! Activities will encourage ways to live with a deeper Identity, deeper Love, deeper Peace, deeper Truth and deeper Mission. Daily activities will include dressing up, team sports, outdoor activities, arts and crafts and so much more. Each small group of children will be led by a team of young leaders to guide them on their adventure. On Thursday Night, 6 July, the children will be invited to bring their parents/guardians to give them a little taster of what the week was about and what they have learnt. This is a great night for families where there is sure to be some fun and games. Children can be registered online at www.pbc.org.za. There will also be registration each day at the door. Please contact Pinelands Baptist Church on 021 531 3922 or send an email to candice@pbc.org.za.

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COMMUNITY NEWS During the school holidays, Samurai Pinelands took 16 squad members on tour to Port Elizabeth to compete against the Eastern Cape dojos. The students took 21 medals, with the men’s team winning the prestigious team kumite event. Sensei Brad put the team through their paces at beach training on Friday morning and instructed the four hour Gashuku on Friday evening. The championships were on Saturday. This event was in preparation for the National Championships to be held in Cape Town later this year, where students will

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Our six week programme also includes a half-day weekend retreat and a practice CD. Courses are run either mornings or evenings and are based in Pinelands or Constantia.

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June 2017 | the muse | 8 be selected to represent South Africa at the World K.S.I. Karate Championships in Sweden in 2018. Samurai Pinelands has started an initiative teaching people to take their self defence more seriously, in a fun and open environment. The Samurai Protects Pinelands initiative, is a free self-defence workshop, held twice a month outside the Pinelands Spar from 10:45 - 11:15 on Saturdays. All ages are welcome at the sessions conducted mostly by Sensei Bradley  Grant-Smith, 5th Dan Black Belt, and his students.


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INCREDIBLE ILLUSIONS The 3D World of Kurt Wenner

We are hoping fervently that the rains will come and you will be looking for an indoor place of entertainment - something different. Take a trip to the Jubilee Hall in the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront for the fascinating interactive 3D art exhibition by Kurt Wenner - open until 23 July 2017. Kurt Wenner is well known for his 3D pavement art, also called anamorphic art, and now you can experience his work - walk on it, touch it and photograph it. Each piece has an optimal viewing position to see the best effect of the 3D drawing but it is equally fascinating to see how the image is distorted when viewed from a different angle. Kurt Wenner is an American artist, who has lived for many years in Italy. To make his drawings appear to "come out of the ground" or to "sink into the ground", he invented a new form of geometry called Wenner's hyperbolic perspective. Every picture presents an illusion which is great fun to play with – and sometimes the illusion is even greater on a photograph! Prices are now R135 every day, with discounts for youth and family groups. The ticket price includes artjamming - wear clothes suitable for painting! Open 7am to 7pm daily.

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See www.incredibleillusions.co.za and webtickets. After our tour through all the exhibits we had a tasty lunch in the Watershed at Cooked - a lovely selection of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes. Order and pay for your meal and it will be served at the table, or you can take away. We had a delicious smoked beef toastie and a lamb burger on flat bread (Khoubiz), followed by lemon tart and cappuccino.

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Interested in buying, selling or renting? Contact us today! LEVEL 4 WATER RESTRICTIONS ARE NOW EFFECTIVE!

Use water very sparingly, recycle and save every drop. The situation is VERY critical so let us all work together.

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FLOWER SHOW AT THE BOTANICAL TEA HOUSE

Friends of the Botanical Tea House have spent much time making innovative flowers for an exhibition entitled "When in Drought". Come and enjoy our very own Chelsea Flower Show! On display until 2 June at 3 Bushwood Road, Little Mowbray.

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Ashley Hardenberg and Austin Lee Esau Garden Village are part of the 9:04from AM development squad of Pinelands Fight Club. They have been training with the club for the past four years and thus far have achieved a lot in the sport of kickboxing. They have both had great performances on the local kickboxing K1 circuit as well as being selected for the Cape Town Kickboxing Team in the Western Province. The Western Cape Kickboxing Championship recently held in March was a warm up to the main event of the year - the South African Kickboxing Championship. This event was held in Durban from the 28th to the 30th of April, and consisted of the best fighters from all the provinces throughout South Africa. Fighters compete against each other in their respective style, age and weight category for the 2017 South African Champion in each division. It was the first time that Ashley and Austin had competed in such a big tournament,

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and there was a lot of excitement and nerves leading up to the event. They have shown extreme dedication towards their training both technical and physical putting in many hours of hard training at home, and in the gym. Their determination paid off with Ashley winning a gold medal in Durban and becoming the 2017 SA Champion for the Senior U57kg K1 division; and Austin winning a silver medal in the finals of the U67kg senior K1 division. This is a great achievement and will hopefully inspire other young athletes from Garden Village and surrounding communities to get involved in sport. It shows that no matter what your circumstances are, with hard work and dedication dreams can come true. “A big thank you to all involved in helping us achieve our goals – coaches, sponsors, friends and family – it would not have been possible without your help” say Ashley and Austin.

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FINANCIAL ADVICE IN A JUNK STATUS ECONOMY South Africa’s recent downgrade to junk status means that the SA government will have to pay more to service its debt which it can do by either reducing expenditure or raising taxes. This creates an enormous burden on our National Treasury which will be under pressure to collect more taxes, having just introduced higher tax brackets for the super wealthy.

JUNK STATUS MAY LEAD TO A RECESSION

Historically, countries that are downgraded to junk status fall into a recession. This will place pressure on the South African Reserve Bank to review the repo rate upwards which, in turn, will increase payments on home loans, credit cards and other goods and services - affecting all South Africans.

THE KNOCK ON EFFECT

With the potential for tax increases, interest rates hikes and salary freezes, middle class South Africans who are servicing home and vehicle loans will be hit hard. Being downgraded to junk status could conceivably mean that South Africans will be paying 2% or 3% more to service their debt which can have a severe impact on the ability to live from month-to-month without incurring more debt. Reduced economic growth has a knock-on effect on jobs, crime, infrastructure and the value of the Rand.

PAY OFF YOUR SHORT TERM DEBTS

To protect oneself financially in a junk status economy, the reduction and elimination of short-term debt is absolutely essential. Because it is likely that lending rates will increase, it is advisable to pay-off shortterm debt (credit card and retail accounts) as quickly as possible, and avoid incurring any new debt. Exercise caution before upgrading large cost items such as vehicles as a 1% interest rate hike can dramatically impact on your monthly repayments.

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YOUR EMERGENCY FUND

One of the most effective buffers against future interest rates hikes is the creation of an emergency fund. Frighteningly, recent stats indicate that 69% of South Africans do not have any emergency funding in place - which should be equivalent to between three and six month’s worth of earnings.

REVIEW YOUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

This is an opportune time to review your investment portfolio with an independent financial planner to ensure that your investments are diversified to protect against risk. Investment markets have the ability to return to fundamentals even in the case of political unrest and economic instability, so despite recent events in South African politics, investors should remain invested at all costs.

TRIM YOUR BUDGET

As trite as it may sound, review your personal monthly budget with a view to identifying hidden costs such as takeaways, cleaning services, coffee-on-the-go, pre-packed vegetables, ready-made meals and long-term subscriptions. Request a rebroke on your short term insurance. In the case of an older policy, it is highly likely that you could be paying for items that you no longer own. If you took out life cover some years ago, there may be an opportunity to reduce cover in certain areas.

Eric read for his BA, LLB and LLM degrees, specialising in tax. He holds an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Financial planning, with special interest in estate planning and structuring. He is an admitted attorney.

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GARETH COLLIER Gareth holds a B.Comm degree and wrote his CFP® board exam in February 2017. He is passionate about personal financial planning and structuring of tailor-made employee benefits.

DEVON CARD, CFP® Devon read for his B.Comm degree at the University of Cape Town. He has a keen interest in investment planning and building sustained wealth over time.

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YOUR JOB IS PRECIOUS

With reduced economic growth a likely outlook for the next few years, our advice is to hold onto one’s employment. With many employers likely to place a moratorium on new positions, and either freeze or cap future salary increases, we would caution against resigning in the hopes of looking for alternative employment. Now, more than ever, is a time to exercise fiscal caution to help smooth over the inevitable bumps that lie ahead for us South Africans. 

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PRINCIPALS ARTICLE

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By Ann Morton Principal Pinelands North Primary School.

RAISING CHILDREN POSITIVELY When I was young and gave my parents a hard time, I was given a hiding. Most adults my age remember getting hit at school too. Disciplining children today is very different, and particularly at our school. Parents have asked me how best to support a school’s positive discipline strategies, and so here are a few of my thoughts after doing some reading on the matter.

VALUES

Only make family rules that are based on the values you want to teach. If your child lies to you about not having homework, don’t focus on the homework that hasn’t been done, but rather on the value of being honest.

LOVE ALWAYS

The better your relationship with your child, the easier it will be to discipline. When a child does something wrong, focus on the behaviour, but make sure that they know you will always love them, regardless of the behaviour. Children who are anxious will immediately think that you will stop loving them and that they aren’t good enough.

ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR OWN MISTAKES

Acknowledge when you make mistakes so that children know it is normal to make mistakes. Children must see adults getting things wrong so that they don’t feel the

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need to be perfect.

EMOTIONS AND BEHAVIOUR

Separate a child’s emotions from their behaviour. Tell them you understand that they might be angry or frustrated, but that throwing things at people is not the way to deal with the feeling. If they are very overwhelmed, acknowledge their feelings at that point, and deal with the issue later when they are calmer. At times of high emotion, no-one can think clearly.

NO EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL

Don’t do emotional blackmail, threaten or lecture. Make sure that you tell the truth, and you are able to carry out the ‘threat’.

BE PREDICTABLE - HAVE A ROUTINE

Routines create safety. Children love routines as boundaries make them feel safe. When things are unpredictable, children want home to be as predictable and safe as possible. Be predictable yourself too – children want the adults in their lives to act predictably. Ensure that the adults who live in your home react in the same manner to all ‘rules’. Children are very clever at manipulating situations if they perceive that the adults in the home think differently.

GIVE CHOICES

Give children choices whenever possible. If two things are given as options children

still feel as if they have some ‘power’ over their responses. Giving warnings of time also work like this – when you want your children to tidy up, warn them 5 minutes before so that they have some measure of accountability over how the action is carried out.

DON'T OVERREACT

React appropriately and don’t over react to small things. Save your energy for the important ‘fights’ and let the others go.

DON'T OVER OR UNDER ESTIMATE

Don’t over or under estimate your children. Over estimating children can make them feel like a failure and add to their stress, and underestimating children kills their confidence.

BE GENTLE - NO ONE IS PERFECT

And finally, remember that humans aren’t perfect. Life wouldn’t be worth ‘doing’ if we were perfect when we were born. Mistakes help us learn and grow, and a gentle ‘leader’ helps us still believe in ourselves when we make mistakes. Be gentle on your children and on yourself, and if you are overwhelmed by the ‘disciplining’ job, ask for help – there is plenty around. Karen Quail, a parent and teacher herself, runs ‘Discipline for Peace’ workshops in Pinelands every year and this course will help you immensely. 

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HOME IS OUR STORY SOLD

When is the sale agreement of a residential property binding? By Lisa Visagie

Once the Purchaser’s property has been sold, there may be further conditions to which that latter sale is subject which have to be fulfilled before the contract is binding which may further delay the purchase of the property.

We would advise Sellers to consult with a conveyancing attorney who can advise them on the possible implications of the terms and conditions in a sale agreement, before accepting any offer. In this way the Seller’s interests can be properly safeguarded.

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The most common example of a suspensive condition in residential sale agreements is when the sale is subject to the Purchaser obtaining a loan from a bank for a specific amount. If the bond is approved timeously, then the suspensive condition is fulfilled and the contract is binding. Another example is when the purchase is made subject to the sale of the Purchaser’s property.

Often your agent will present you with a cash offer where the purchaser does not have to sell or finance the sale through a loan from the bank. It is imperative that when a cash offer is made that you establish exactly where the cash is coming from, that it is immediately available and that guarantees can be issued when called for by the conveyancing attorney. If it is coming from the proceeds of the sale of another property and is not immediately available, then it is not a cash offer. It is important for a Seller to consider the possible consequences of suspensive conditions or cash offers when selling.

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It is common practice in residential property sale agreements to include suspensive conditions. A suspensive condition “suspends” the operation of the contract for a period of time, subject to the occurrence of a future event. If the Seller accepts an offer which is subject to a suspensive condition, there is no binding contract until the suspensive condition/s has been met.

If the suspensive condition is not fulfilled timeously, then the agreement becomes null and void and there is no binding contract. Only once all suspensive conditions of the sale agreement have been fulfilled can the conveyancing attorney proceed with transfer.

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It is important for Sellers to note that even though a sale agreement may have been signed by both parties, this does not always mean that the property has been sold.

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Lisa Visagie is a partner and conveyancing attorney of Bisset Boehmke McBlain. Lisa has many years of practical experience in property law and manages a thriving conveyancing practice, servicing many clients in Pinelands, Thornton and surrounding areas.

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PINELANDERS

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CHRIS BRINKWORTH Born and bred Pinelander Chris Brinkworth has spent the last twelve years building on his dream of becoming independent from local municipal supplies - especially with respect to water, our most precious commodity. Currently Chris is able to store approximately 50 000 litres of harvested rainwater. Lets have a look at how he is buying into a sustainable recycling economy. ACCOUNTANCY, GARDENING AND DIY

KILOLITRES OF WATER STORAGE

Walking around his Pinelands property reveals 10 JoJo tanks in sizes varying from 2 500 to 10 000 litres. All the tanks are interconnected, and water is recycled with a pump and taps powered by a solar panel. Most of these tanks are for collecting rain water from the roof and all the gutters have been altered to direct the water flow appropriately to the tanks. To this end Chris is increasing the area of roof space to enable him to collect more rain water, by extending the verandah roofing all around the house.

THE USE OF ALUM TO TREAT WATER

Chris has discovered that he can precipitate particulate matter out of his wellpoint

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water by adding alum - available from a hardware store. Please note that wellpoint or borehole water treated with Alum may appear crystal clear, but is not necessarily fit for human consumption. Grey water should never be stored for more than 24 hours as it has many micro-organisms that can cause health problems and become malodorous. Use grey water immediately for garden irrigation. See a good pamphlet on the use of grey water by "Rand Water" on our website at www.pinelandsdirectory.co.za.

PASSIONATE RECYCLER

Alongside one of the rainwater harvesting tank series is a large wood pile which Chris uses for the wood burning stove inside. It keeps the house warm in winter and can also be used to cook on! One bathroom in the house is independently powered by the roof top solar system and storage batteries. The municipal supply only kicks in when needed. Another self sufficiency project involves the twelve healthy chickens eagerly awaiting their evening walk in the garden, and feeding - for which they supply Chris with 12 eggs every day!

WHY SO MANY TANKS?

Chris has found that it is worth harvesting a large volume of rain in the winter season to cover the consumption needs through the summer until the next rains - reducing the water bill and helping the water crisis situation Cape Town faces with the drought and the increasing population pouring into the city.

RECOMMENDATIONS

• Aim to harvest and store a large volume of water to last for an extended period. • Insert leaf catchers to prevent tanks being clogged with large amounts of vegetation washed off the roof. • Make sure containers are sealed and not open to breeding mosquitoes. • Use good quality connectors for the tanks. • Moderate usage of water with shorter showers, and use recycled or harvested water to flush toilets.

GOOD LUCK

As we anxiously await the winter rains, we wish Chris well in his water harvesting endeavours. 

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Text and Image: Glynnis Schutte

Chris was born in Pinelands to parents who had a passion for gardening and DIY. From the age of five he recognised his love for numbers and knew he would follow in his father's footsteps and become an accountant. His father, however, discouraged Chris and pushed him towards law, but Chris remained faithful to his natural talent and today runs a successful chartered accountancy business. It is his fascination with creating and building one's own design that led to the construction of Chris's large water harvesting project.


THORNTON RESIDENT COMMUNITY NEWS

MICHAEL WATERMEYER "Life is about strategy" says Michael Watermeyer who went blind in his teens due to an inherited condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa. He describes how he copes with everyday life using modern technology and emphasises the essential role that his guide dog plays in navigating his environment. WORKING AT UCT

INHERITED FORM OF BLINDNESS

Michael's family moved to South Africa from Zimbabwe when he was 7 years old. He is one of 6 brothers - two of whom inherited Retinitis Pigmentosa and are blind. Michael's teenage children, Emma and Luke are not affected. When they visit, Michael enjoys cooking meals for them, and playing chess with his son - memorising the board using a mind image technique, which he uses for document recall as well. The large TV in Michael's lounge seems a bit out of place, but he says it is for the children, as well as for following his favourite BBC quiz program, The Chase.

SYSTEMS ANALYST AT OLD MUTUAL

Michael went to high school in Thornton, and left in standard 8 for Prinshof, a school for the blind in Pretoria. He realised at an early age that computers and audio reading and writing software are an essential part of a blind person's life. Taking this a step further, he studied COBOL programming which he used while employed as a systems analyst at Old Mutual in Pinelands.

GRADUATING WITH A LAW DEGREE

Earlier in his career while working in an administrative post with the police, rubbing shoulders with lawyers, advocates and

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officers of the court, Michael developed an interest in the workings of the law system. He decided to sell his Thornton house to raise funds to study law at UCT, and to purchase computer software with voice technology, that was useful in his studies. He graduated with his BA LLB in 1995.

THE VALUE OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Computer voice technology is a fantastic tool for the blind and Michael has learnt to listen and understand the text being read at a cracking pace. He is able to navigate the internet using this technology and his touch typing skills. Apart from work and every day communication, the software is used for entertainment. Regular movies seen by sighted people are converted into "audio described" versions where the action is narrated for the blind person to imagine the scene. In fact reading matter for the blind is scarce on the whole, especially Braille books which are expensive to produce. Michael is on the Board of Directors of the Grahamstown National Library, which caters for the educational and recreational needs of the blind.

WATCHING LEO THE GUIDE DOG AT WORK

Chatting in Michael's kitchen as he prepares a cup of filter coffee for us, we are accompanied by two beautiful black labradors - one is Michael's retired guide dog, Coco Chanel. The other is two year old guide dog Leo who is still learning Michael's walking routes at home and at

work. Michael leads the way as we leave the house with Leo in harness, heading towards the shops. It is obvious that Leo is happy to be in working mode, and as Michael points out, Leo is a dog, not a machine - he has much to learn, and can still be distracted. For Michael to get to the station he must cross the road. Leo recognises the "left" command, finds the zebra pedestrian crossing and stops to check for traffic. I wait next to Michael and am disappointed at the number of cars that do not stop at the crossing, especially as it is clear that Michael is accompanied by a guide dog and is therefore blind. At last a car stops and Leo leads Michael safely across the road...

GETTING AROUND

Uber is a great asset for getting places and Michael finds that the drivers have no problem allowing a guide dog into the car. On a local plane flight Leo manages to curl up at Michael's feet for the duration of the flight. An international flight would be too long though, with the added complications of unfamiliar territory. And this is a dream for Michael - to explore Europe.

CONQUERING CHALLENGES

Michael has successfully implemented his coping strategies so that he can lead a normal life as a blind person. If you see Michael and Leo briskly walking by - don't distract the dog by talking to or patting it but feel free to say hello to Michael! 

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Text and image: Glynnis Schutte

Michael holds a position as the UCT Admissions Liaison Officer and interacts with staff, students and student's parents. He enjoys the academic environment and is watching the education revolution with interest, feeling that South Africa has a remarkable source of intellectual talent at the universities. Although vulnerable as a country - Michael says that there is hope for a bright future if we can weather the storm.


TRAVELLERS

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Four Provinces Road Trip

Pinelands Pensioners Evelyn Hocknell, Anne Hattingh, Rose Cradduck, Fay Woodhead, Audrey Carter and Helene Ockleford hit the road on a journey from the Western Cape, through the Northern Cape, Freestate and the Eastern Cape. Here are the highlights of their tour. Western Cape FIRST STOP BEAUFORT WEST

Traveling by bus the first stop was at Beaufort West, the birthplace of Chris Barnard. The Chris Barnard Exhibition had plenty of information, but it is not as elaborate as the Heart of Cape Town museum at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Northern Cape KIMBERLEY AND THE BIG HOLE

Kimberley saw us heading for the Big Hole and the Kimberley Mine Museum. An old tram dating back to the days of the diamond rush conveys folk around the perimeter of the mine area. It reminded us of the trams in Adderley Street where the rows of seats were reversed. Kimberley's oldest house was prefabricated in England in 1877 and was situated next to the church. Many of the original houses have been preserved and we felt as if we were in a bygone era. During the tour we saw an auction mart, The Australian Arms Guest Lodge, a spectacle store, a watchmakers shop and a draper that sold frilly “drawers” amusingly advertised as “any size offered”. The cigarette makers rolls were neatly laid out and then to be sure was THE PUB. Then we came to the high rise staircase overlooking the BIG HOLE with its brilliant aquamarine blue

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water. This hand dug hole is a result of the diamond rush of the 1870's - the mine was closed down in 1914 and the excavated hole is now filled with water.

Freestate BLOEMFONTEIN AND "4 PAWS"

Near Bloemfontein we saw the Cheetah Experience, but the highlight for everyone was the “4 Paws Reserve” - a Big Cat sanctuary called Lionsrock near Bethlehem. All the animals have been rescued from abused backgrounds. Some had been chained or locked in small cells with a cement floor. It sometimes happens that lions will not leave the transport cage because they are afraid to walk on grass. The big cats are kept in large grassy paddocks as they would not be able to defend for themselves in the wild. Here they are attended to by vets and fed regularly. A strong walkway extends over the paddocks so that we were able to see them feeding below. The lions are ready and agitated long before the meat van arrives. Large chunks of meat are placed in the feeding area and when the gate opens the crunching begins. They did not worry about the visitors above, but the tiger in another area picked up his meat and went off into the bush. It was worth the long journey just to be at 4 Paws where you don’t wipe your feet on the doormat, but you wipe “your paws”.

Water Project, which was established to generate electricity for Lesotho, and to facilitate the diversion of water to the drier regions of Gauteng. The large water- carrying tunnel, known as the Trans Caledon Tunnel, was brought under the Maluti Mountains from Lesotho's high altitude dams to the Ash River Outfall. We sat in a “cut out" piece of the actual pipeline to demonstrate how large the pipe is.

Eastern Cape ADDO AND KRAGGA KAMMA

We visited a cherry farm and we saw a highly coloured London Bus used as an antique shop; and had a great elephant sighting at Addo Elephant Park. A stop over at Kragga Kamma Game Park near Port Elizabeth was necessary so that Rose could pet her favourite cheetah called Monty. Evelyn also went into the enclosure.

Western Cape HEADING HOME OVER THE BREEDE RIVER

Crossing the Breede River on the last handdrawn pont of its kind in South Africa, at Malgas, was our last adventure before heading home as Happy Travellers. 

Freestate ASH RIVER OUTFALL

The Caledon Tunnel Ash River Outfall, near Clarens, is part of the Lesotho Highlands

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FOOD FROM THE HEART By Heleen Meyer

Carrot stew with star anise Recipe from Make five/ Maak vyf Serves 4 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive or avocado oil 400 g pickling onions or baby onions, halved or quartered 2-3 small star anise 30 ml (2 tbsp) soft brown sugar 30 ml (2 tbsp) white grape vinegar 750 g beef or pork stewing meat, cut in cubes and excess fat removed 125 ml (½ cup) white wine or water 5 carrots, peeled and thickly sliced 2 celery stalks with the leaves, thickly sliced 30 ml (2 tbsp) fresh thyme leaves 1 small white cabbage, halved, thickly sliced lemon juice, salt and pepper 60 ml (¼ cup) coarsely chopped Italian parsley 1. Heat the oil in a large, wide-based saucepan over medium heat. Fry onions, cut side down, until golden brown. 2. Add star anise, sugar and vinegar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Simmer for a few minutes and stir the onions until they are caramelised. Spoon onions out. 3. Sauté meat in the same saucepan, until golden brown. Add onions with wine or water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer gently for 1 hour. 4. Stir in the carrots, celery with the leaves and thyme and simmer gently for another hour with the lid on. At this stage, the meat should be tender. 5. Stir in the cabbage and simmer for 1015 minutes or until cooked, but not too soft. Season to taste and stir in the parsley. 6. This stew is delicious on sweet potato mash or can be served as it is because of all the veggies.

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Hearty stew for winter Just the word ‘hearty’ is enough to get me excited. If it refers to a warm and comforting stew, even better. While writing this, we haven’t had much winter rain yet, but there’s definitely a chill in the early morning and evening air. Colder weather makes us all feel like a warming, hearty meal and it’s no surprise then that stews are synonymous with winter. There are endless combinations of ingredients and flavours to prepare a delicious stew with. In most recipes, cuts of meat like neck, shin, thick rib and shoulder are used. These require long, slow cooking methods in some or other liquid, ranging from water to wine, Rooibos or beer, to result in tender, delicious meat. A variety of veggies and seasoning can be used and sometimes it’s the most basic of combinations which renders the best results. Firmer, longer cooking vegetables are perfect for a stew and I love adding some tender veggies towards the end, to add extra crunch and colour.

A few things are sure to add that authentic flavour to a stew. Start with fresh and natural ingredients and make sure to brown the meat properly before simmering it. Sautéing onions, garlic, carrots and celery make an aromatic base for almost any stew. Yes, a stew is not a quick supper and needs some planning and patience. It’s essential for stewing meat not to boil rapidly, but rather to simmer gently for at least 2 or more hours. The beauty is however, that once everything is in the pot, little attention is needed before you can tuck in. This recipe uses basic ingredients, with the addition of whole star anise to give it an aromatic flair. Star anise is perfect with carrots, cabbage, beef or pork. One could easily play with different spices to ring the changes. Cumin seeds or even whole cloves and all spice berries are good options, or use a Chinese five spice mixture instead. All of these are available from most supermarkets or a spice store.

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 heleen.m@iafrica.com to find out when the next demonstration is taking place.

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


Local expertise, national presence, international audience Christo Sharon Jacques Office

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PINELANDS

*R3 950 000

Contemporary lifestyle and recently renovated. Elegant lounge and dining room. Large classic kitchen plus family room, flow to pool. 5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (main en suite). 4 car garaging with direct access.

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*R4 500 000

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*R4 300 000

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New Release. Cluster house in good position in complex. No levy and pet friendly. Open plan lounge/ dining area. 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms(mes). Garden, single garage, off street parking. Affordable opportunity in Pinelands.

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*R27 500pm

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Harcourts Maynard Burgoyne Pinelands 021 531 3041 sales.pinelands@harcourts.co.za FOR SALE

SOLE MANDATE *R6,500,000

Pinelands

Unrivalled - A Unique Opportunity!. New Release. Peaceful Cape Dutch home on an impessive 2916m2 erf in Olde Pinelands. 4 Bedrooms 2 bathrooms plus self-contained separate entrance flatlet. Open plan lounge and dining room, spacious kitchen. Pool, tennis court, double garage and offstreet parking. Lorna Francks / Dave Brown / Peter Lovell WMP5374

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Pinelands

Exciting New Release in Excellent Location. Very special. Entrance hall, lounge with fireplace, dining room, family room all flowing into wrap around verandah with jacuzzi and braai. Modern fitted kitchen, 3 double beds (bics), 2 stunning baths (mes), fitted study. Double garage and double carport, laundry, workshop. Lorna Francks / Dave Brown / Peter Lovell WMP5366

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*R3,650,000

Immaculate Home in Olde Pinelands. New Release. Charming home in quiet position opposite park in Olde Pinelands. Bright entrance hall to lounge. Spacious kitchen with breakfast bar leading to patio and pool. 3 Bedrooms (bics), 1 full family bathroom. Double garage, carport and off street parking. Lorna Francks / Dave Brown / Peter Lovell WMP5372

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A Step into Pinelands. Ideal home for a young family. Wood floors throughout. Spacious lounge, dining room with doors to patio, sparkling pool, open plan kitchen, separate laundry. 3 Bedrooms (built in cupboards) with shower and bath, separate loo. Single garage and double carport. Treed garden. Lorna Francks / Dave Brown / Peter Lovell WMP5356

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Pinelands

SOLE MANDATE *R5,500,000

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FOR SALE

Pinelands

SOLE MANDATE *R3,295,000

Just What You’ve Been Waiting For! Much loved family home,. Entrance hall to large formal lounge. 3 Double bedrooms (bics), 2 bathrooms (mes). Neat, spacious kitchen, separate scullery. Large family room / tv room, flow to garden & pool. Outside teen pad with bathroom. Single garage & off street parking. Lorna Francks / Dave Brown / Peter Lovell WMP5368

TO RENT

Pinelands

*R9,400pm

2 Bedroom Ground Floor Flat. Ground floor flat with modern touches in popular Nightingale Close. 2 Double bedrooms, 1 family bathroom with bath, shower and separate toilet. Spacious open plan lounge and dining room onto private balcony. Large granite top kitchen. 1 parking bay under carport. Not pet friendly. Ashleigh Keightley WMS3727

THINKING OF SELLING OR LETTING?

We have many qualified buyers looking for homes. Call us for a free, no-obligation valuation. Call Dave Brown or Peter Lovell to find out what we can do for you!

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