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LeadSA Hero and founder of Trinity Children's Centre CHRISTMAS IN Community EUROPE Travellers

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Muse editor Max Schutte, at the Upper Liesbeek River Garden see page 8

African Spoonbill in flight

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE, NOR ANY DROP TO DRINK These lines from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge are cruelly appropriate for Cape Town. The speaker, a sailor on a becalmed ship, is surrounded by salt water that he cannot drink, much like our own threatened city. Although we may be tired of hearing it, “water” is a word we will all be saying a lot in the coming months. Day Zero, when our household taps would have to be turned off, was seen as a remote possibilty a few months ago, but it now looks highly probable. As it stands, that day is now estimated to be sometime in April. There is a chance that we can still avoid it, but only with some strict conditions: • ALL Capetonians must immediately bring their usage down to 50 litres or less per day. At present, only 40% of us are using less than our current 87 litres per day ration; • We need to have at least a ‘normal’ rainy season which needs to start earlier than usual, something we have not had for the previous three rainy seasons. How likely is this to happen? You decide for yourself... I don’t want to be a scaremonger, and I don’t claim to be an expert in these matters. I am just trying to understand what is happening and what I need to do about it. I am sure that no-one will die of thirst, but Day Zero or not, the serious water shortage will have a marked effect on our way of life. The effects on the local economy are also uncertain... how will business, industry and agriculture cope without adequate water supply? We don’t yet know. We will each have to do what we can to help and deal with whatever the situation is. It is serious but it’s not Armageddon. Be of good cheer and be prepared to apply some African grit and determination and maak ‘n plan to get through this thing... it’s going to be sitting on our shoulders for quite a while. I hope the year’s challenges bring us closer and make us a wiser and stronger society. We would also do well to take the lesson with us into the future that, as our population grows and our climate becomes less predictable, we need to always #RespectOurWater and use it wisely and sparingly, not as an unlimited commodity to be bought at will. It's a blessing from nature on her own terms.

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Images: Steve Mills (Rondevlei)

African Spoonbill The African Spoonbill is a long-legged wading bird, white with a red face and legs, and pale blue eyes which cannot be confused with any other heron-like bird because of the unmistakeable pinkish grey spoon-shaped bill. Even when flying it is easily identified by its overall whiteness and outstretched neck and legs. (Herons fly with their necks tucked in.) African Spoonbills are seen in ones and twos standing in shallow water on the banks of rivers, shallow pans or water bodies. Good places to see African Spoonbills are at the Two Rivers Urban Park, Rondevlei Nature Reserve and Strandfontein Water Works. It is fascinating to watch an African Spoonbill hunting for fish, crustaceans, insects or larvae. It walks through the shallow water with its long spoon-shaped bill open, sweeping it from side to side in the water. Sensitive receptors inside the bill sense the prey and the bill snaps shut, catching it. Text supplied by Priscilla Beeton, of the Cape Bird Club. See www.capebirdclub.org.za.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

February Special

1 February 2018

WORLD READ ALOUD DAY

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1 February 2018

INFITNO FOOTBALL CLUB

Thornton Infitno Football Club starts preseason training at the Thornton Bowling Greens on Poplar Road. Interested parties, of all ages, male and female are invited to join. Call Wesley on 083 243 5276 or email info@infitno.com.

2 February 2018 PMA FRIDAY FOODS

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TREASURES

PMA Friday foods are recommencing their monthly sale of Friday foods. This month is tikka chicken and chips. Watch for adverts. 11:01 AM Call Kauthar 082 592 7836 to place orders.

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!

PINELANDS STAMP CIRCLE

Meet at 7:15pm in the activities hall of the Pinelands Library. Main exhibit by Hugh Amoore. One page exhibits “b”. Marilyn Crawford will exhibit on Valentine’s Day. Call John 021 531 1954 or Martin 021 689 5050.

28 February 2018 STEEL MAGNOLIAS

The cancer support group for ladies meets at 7pm at 20 Peak Drive. Call Catherine at 021 531 3963 or 072 040 7563.

7 February 2018

4 March 2018

Join the Pinelands Library social group for adults in the Library Committee room at 10am. The topic is Love Tapping and the presenter is Desray. All welcome. Call Brenda at 021 530 7160.

If you wish to have a non-food stall at this event message Qaanita on 072 102 8192 or email qaanitahassiem@gmail.com.

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23 February 2018 GRACE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Come to the Open Morning from 9:30am to 11am. Meet the team at the school at 8 Protea Close, Pinelands. Call 021 532 1816. Email admin@graceprimary.org.

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.

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PMA FAMILY AND MARKET DAY

10 April 2018

DIVORCE CARE COURSE BEGINS

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

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HOME IS OUR STORY

Welcome to 2018

As we embark on a New Year, just how the political and economic landscape and the events of 2017 are going to affect the market is anyone’s guess. What is certain is that prices have softened. This is evident by the length of time that homes have been on the market before they sell. The first Sunday of this year also brought the largest number of show-houses that we have seen for some time.

Pricing has become the most important factor in selling your home. Hold on to your hats. I think we are in for interesting times!

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BREAKING NEWS! There are a number of assisted living vacancies available which include light nursing and full board, so act quickly!

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3rd Tuesday each month at 3pm Contact Matron Jackie

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The Society has also opened its new life care contracts waiting list. These contracts are available on a refundable basis with capital costs ranging from R500 000 to R960 000. 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


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CONGRATULATIONS TO PINELANDS HIGH SCHOOL MATRICS OF 2017

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Jonas Gensicke, the Pinelands High School Dux Scholar and top performing student, with 6 Subject A’s, will be studying Mechanical Engineering at UCT. Jarrod Jansen van Rensburg with 7A’s, is taking a gap year in which he hopes to gain experience for studying further in the Community Development field. Athraa Chilwan with 6 A’s, will be studying for a degree in the Medical Sciences at CPUT or UWC. Jesse Murray with 94% for Dramatic Arts, will be studying a BA LLB at Rhodes. The PHS class achieved an average of 83.4% for Dramatic Arts. Mikyla Emergui with 99% for Visual Arts will be studying a BA at UCT majoring in Film & Media, and Drama. Matthew Clothier with 96% for Physical Sciences, 93% for Mathematics, and 92% for Life Sciences, is taking a gap year for 2018 and then returning to South Africa to study for a degree in either the Science or Medical field. Jessica Visser with 91% for Afrikaans, will be studying a BSc Agriculture in Viticulture and Oenology at Stellenbosch.

NEW Year! NEW Home! NEW Beginnings! Contact us TODAY for all your property needs. FOR SALE

Lukhanyo Grootboom with 83% for isiXhosa and placed 4th in the Province for isiXhosa, will be studying a BCom at UWC or Accountancy at CPUT. Jesse Das Neves with 6A’s, will be studying Actuarial Science at UCT. Jason Hillebrand with 90% for Advanced Programme Mathematics, will be studying Electrical Engineering at UCT. Peter Marais with 99% for Visual Arts will studying a BA at UCT majoring in Law and English. Tayla Simpson with 96% for History and 95% for Fine Arts, will be studying a BA at UCT majoring in English and English Literature. The Pinelands High School class achieved an average of 84.1% for History. Enzo La Gorce with 91% for Geography, will be studying a BSc in Earth Sciences at Stellenbosch.

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CANNONS CREEK MATRIC CLASS OF 2017 DOES US PROUD! The Class of 2017 achieved a set of outstanding results. Cannons Creek came 14th out of the Top 20 Schools in the Province, an achievement of which they are very proud. Once again the school achieved a 100% pass rate, a figure it has maintained ever since the first Matric Class of 2003. The Matrics achieved a Bachelor pass rate of 97.3%, that is all but one of the Matric class. Our seven top achievers, six of whom can be seen in the picture taken by Mrs Rankin the Matric English teacher on the day when the results were released, are as follows: Jenna Jones (92,3%) with 7 distinctions all of them over 90%. Ammaara Mowzer (90,4%) - 7 distinctions - five of them over 90%. Katelyn Coss (85,9%) - 5 distinctions. Simon Short (83,4%) - 5 distinctions. Kyu-Hun Lee (82,3%) - 6 distinctions.  Tosheeth Desai (80,4%) - 4 distinctions. Ethan McCrorie - (80,1%) - 3 distinctions.

Jenna is enrolled to do a BCom degree at UCT. Ammaara will be studying Actuarial Science at UCT. Katelyn will be completing her Private Pilots Licence (PPL) and seeing whether she wants to take her flying further. She will also be working and learning entrepreneurial skills as she assists the Coss family in getting their new family Wedding and Events Facility, 50 Shades of Hay, going.  Simon is doing a BA LLB at UCT. Kyu-Hun has enrolled for a BSc Human Anatomy and Physiology at UCT. Tosheeth is doing a BSc Industrial Engineering at

the University of Stellenbosch and Ethan is studying toward a BSc Agriculture in Soil and Water Sciences at Stellenbosch University. Above from left and going clockwise are: Tosheeth Desai, Kyu-Hun Lee, Simon Short, Katelynn Coss, Jenna Jones and Ammaara Mowzer . Right: Ethan McCrorie.


We’re Real about Real Estate

DROUGHT CRISIS

Level 6b means 50 litres of water per person per day. Day zero means this....

PROPERTI ES PINELANDS, THORNTON MAITLAND, KENSINGTON

Chris Crous Principal 082 410 5559

Home taps turned off - City of Cape Town water collection points for a maximum of 25 litres per day!

The dams didn't dry up overnight - years of lower rainfall have taken their toll - and it will take years of good rainfall to fill the dams again. In the meantime we have to change the way we use our precious resource... and we ALL have to make the effort. Those not reducing their water usage are speeding up the approach of day zero, which will affect the whole community. Level 6B water restrictions come into force on 1 February. Day Zero at the time of going to print is 12 April. Helen Zille said that Day Zero can be prevented, only if all Capetonians reduce their water use to below 50 litres per person per day. When the taps go off, there will be 200 collection points spread out across Cape Town. They will operate 24/7 and allow each person to collect 25 litres of water per day. This will be used for washing, cooking and personal hygiene.

Thank you to those residents making the efffort!

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OUT AND ABOUT

The Upper Liesbeek River Garden Parking in the cul-de-sac at the end of Upper Noreen Avenue we found the entrance to this lovely peaceful garden on the banks of the Liesbeek River. The local Bishopscourt Residents Association, City Council and estate agents teamed up to provide a public area that can be enjoyed by families and their dogs. Coming off the eastern slopes of Table Mountain the Liesbeek River runs a 9km course through the suburbs and into the sea at Paarden Eiland. Much of the river has been canalised, but in Bishopscourt it can be enjoyed as a beautiful clear stream gently flowing over stones - giving much pleasure to children who wish to paddle or catch tadpoles.

Alien vegetation has been removed and replaced with indigenous plants. There is a wheelchair friendly boardwalk, and a few wooden 'tables' and chairs, and benches where one can rest, enjoy the scenery or have a picnic. Dogs are allowed on leads (Please take a poop bag!) Children will be able to discover the "bug hotel", a frog sculpture and the play train. What a wonderful initiative, where the residents have made it their responsibility to uplift their area. Access to Upper Noreen Avenue is quite tricky because there is no access from Edinburgh Drive. Turn right off Edinburgh Drive into Robinson Avenue, and right into Upper Noreen Avenue - look for the River Garden signage.

ST GEORGE’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOUNDED 1848 Imaan Amien 9 distinctions

Mohamed El-Saidy 5 distinctions

Lineo Makhurane 5 distinctions

Seung Ha Lee 3 distinctions

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2017! OPEN DAY:

Thursday 15 February 2018 09:00 - 16:30 For more information or to book a tour to visit our vibrant campus, please email Sheryl on admissions@sggs.co.za

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COMMUNITY NEWS

LIONS HELP OUT WITH A MOTORISED WHEELCHAIR The Lions Club of Cape Town (Pinelands) handed over a motorised wheel chair to ex singer of Spinning Wheel and member of the motor cycle club Easy Riders, Cecil de Roubaix, who unfortunately lost his Leg through diabetes. Thanks goes to the manager of the Goodwood Sports club Norman King who made the club facilities available for the wheel chair hand over. Lions International is a voluntary organisation meeting the needs of the community. Their motto is "We serve" and where there is a need, there you will find a Lion. The Pinelands branch of Lions meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:30pm at their clubhouse at the soccer grounds at the Clyde Pinelands end of Ringwood drive. President of the Lions Club of Cape town (Pinelands) Martin Kallis, invites those interested in knowing more about the Lions to contact him at skallis@polka.co.za or call 082 457 5018. The Lions Club of Cape town has a facebook page posting the projects that they have supported.

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WE ARE BACK!! Presentation of the motorised wheelchair, from left: Well known singer and artist Patrick Canovi, Lion President Martin Kallis, Cecil Roubaix, Rita Roubaix (wife), Tony van Wyk - member of the Easy Riders motor cycle club, Lion Ingrid Roberts, Lion Charmaine Pote, Lion Keith Roberts, Lion Christopher Kallis, Lion Wolsley Jacobson, Lion Ilse Jacobson.

HELEN KELLER NEEDS SHOPPERS

The Helen Keller Society is looking for volunteer shoppers, once a month on a Thursday morning. If you can offer any assistance they would be most grateful. Please call Ruth or Glenis on 021 531 5311 during office hours.

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OUR VISION

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This is an extract from a letter written by one of our 2017 matriculants to his teacher after he received his results in January. The young man did very well in the subject, but his letter expressed so much more than gratitude for good teaching. His thanks went to the heart of the teacherstudent relationship: that of respect and mentorship.

UPHOLDING MORAL STANDARDS

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Pinehurst Primary School invites you to our:

Open Day

Tuesday 6 March 2018 From 8:30am to 10am

The morning includes an address from the Principals of Pinehurst and Meerendal, information on enrolment, a time for questions, a tour of Pinehurst, and a visit to the Grade 1 and 2 classrooms. This will be followed by an optional tour of the Meerendal Grade R campus.

For more information and to RSVP please contact us on

DISCEMUS UT SERVEMUS

We learn so that we may serve

021 531 2783 or secretary@phps.org.za View our website at www.phps.org.za Achieving excellence in a values-based community


PRINCIPAL'S ARTICLE (Continued) continues to remain at the centre of the process. It is the teacher’s value system which is subconsciously absorbed by the student. It is the teacher who carries the power to influence for good, or to uphold a moral standard.

DEVELOPING VALUE SYSTEMS

Good teachers have a natural bent towards mentorship. They see their role as so much more than curriculum delivery. They see the classroom and beyond as opportunities to influence young lives positively so that their students can leave their care stronger, more resilient, with deep values and beliefs and with their academic potential having been reached.

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A TEACHER'S INFLUENCE

We all need mentor figures in our lives. We all need a person or people to look up to, who can provide guidance and who can help to set a path for us. It falls naturally to teachers to fulfil this role with their students. And at the heart of this Dr Louise Wigens relationship is respect. Mentorship can only happen when the teacher respects the student and others around him, and MEDICAL AID RATES when, in return, the student respects the teacher. Phone for an Despite the wizardry of the information age appointment and the power that social media exerts over Mutual Park, Pinelands HOURS people (young and old!) it is remarkable to West End Medical Suite Mon - Fri discover, again and again, that the teacher First Floor - in the mall 08:30 - 17:00 continues to wield significant influence over young people. Many teachers will drsreception@telkomsa.net tell of meeting a student years later www.westendmedicalsuite.co.za and how that student will talk about incidents, teachings and behaviours which influenced her; often the teacher is quite surprised to discover that what he thought was a normal teacher-student relationship DrWigens-M5-076.indd 1 2017/07/23 was in fact so much more meaningful to the young person.

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THE POWER OF MENTORSHIP

Teachers hold enormous power in their hands. They need always to be the adult in the relationship and to appreciate the influence that they have over young minds. The power of mentorship is simultaneously the most exciting and daunting role which teachers have, and they need to accept the responsibility, and to use this power wisely. Our young Maths student who now is beginning to make his way in the postschool world had a wonderful role model and mentor in his teacher. He ends his letter with these words:

OPEN MORNING

8 Protea Close Pinelands RSVP to 021 532 1816

Friday 23 February 9:30am - 11am

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Join us at our Open Morning on Friday 23 February to meet the team, see this remarkable school in action, and hear more about the ‘living education’ we offer primary school children. We are a growing independent Christian school in Pinelands with small classes, offering a rich and stimulating literature-based curriculum and striving to serve the child as a whole person.

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What a legacy for the teacher. 

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Tracy, a born and bred Capetonian, has always wanted to be a teacher, and as a little girl she organised all her dolls and other children into a “school”, and then taught them! Tracy’s basic teacher training was done at the Cape Town College of Education in the Foundation Phase. This was followed by an HDE in Pre-Primary Education at Barkly House. Living out her passion for teaching, Tracy started her career at Table View Primary School in 1987. During the 13 years that 12:02 PM Tracy taught in the Foundation Phase there, she met her husband Llewellyn, who was also a teacher at Table View Primary School at the time. Happily married for 30 years they have two sons. Llewellyn a former Deputy Principal, is now retired from teaching. In 2000 Tracy joined the staff of Parklands College as a Foundation Phase teacher, and was promoted to HOD of the Foundation Phase in 2006. After her promotion to Deputy Principal in 2010 she taught Afrikaans FAL in Grades 4, 5 and 6 and a was also a full-time Grade 5 and 6 class teacher. Tracy joined the staff of Cannons Creek in 2014 as Deputy Principal and Grade 6 class teacher. She feels that the four-year “learnership” under Founder Principal of Cannons Creek, Carol Booth, was invaluable, smoothing the transition to becoming Principal.

Tracy’s interests are centred on sport and the outdoors. As a keen sportswoman she has completed several half-marathons, and played netball competitively, until her mid-forties. Tracy is a qualified swimming, athletics and netball coach and has been involved in these disciplines at all the schools where she has taught. Tracy established netball as a sports code at Cannons Creek. Tracy and Llewellyn enjoy camping and travelling. In her spare time Tracy enjoys reading and staying abreast of the latest developments in education. Tracy’s vision for Cannons Creek Primary is very much in keeping with the ethos and vision put in place by Carol Booth. Tracy’s focus for this year is developing a Growth mindset in the staff; moving away from a Fixed mindset, enabling teachers to develop each child's optimal ability. Tracy pays tribute to Carol Booth and feels privileged to be taking over the mantle as Carol’s successor. Best wishes go to Tracy Wahl on her journey as Principal of Cannons Creek Primary School. 

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MATRIC CLASS OF 2017 The Principal, Staff and Pupils of Cannons Creek Independent School congratulate the class of 2017! 100% pass rate. Bachelor passes: 97,3% (36 out of class of 37). We wish you all the best with your future plans.

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MILLENNIALS - AN APP FOR EVERYTHING

Millennials are digital natives, having been born in the age of convenience with an app for everything. Being 2.5 times more likely to be early adopters of technology than any other generation, they are entrepreneurial to the core and value products that can enhance their lives while allowing them to spend more time on experiences.

TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE

Delaying milestones in favour of travel and adventure has made Millennials the fuel that fires the rapidly growing experience economy. They are able to combine work and play using apps such as Uber and Airbnb to ensure seamless integration of their lifestyle. Their jobs centre around STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – with their careers being littered with job changes, business ventures, career about-turns and entrepreneurial undertakings. Holding down formal employment while dabbling with start-up initiatives is considered the norm. Their global mindset drives them to be both socially and environmentally responsible.

LONG TERM INVESTMENT

By their very nature, financial plans for this generation need to be fully customised and completely adaptable. The indebtedness of Millennials in terms of student loans is counter-balanced by the fact that they have the longest investment timeline of any generation that has ever lived. Many Millennials begin their careers conflicted between settling their student loans and funding for their retirement, and their concept of retirement is wildly different from that of the Baby Boomer generation.

A NEW VISION OF RETIREMENT

A formal, planned retirement is an anathema to Millennials who identify more favourably with the end-goal of financial freedom at whatever age they set for themselves. The greatest challenge to their wealth accumulation is the temptation to withdraw their retirement fund benefits when moving between jobs, careers and start-up initiatives. Uniquely tailored financial, tax and legal advice is essential for navigating the intricacies of setting

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up business ventures, understanding group benefits, structuring benefits when moving jobs, and weighing up the benefits of preserving accumulated funds versus injecting capital into a viable start-up. While planning for retirement remains essential, financial planners need to consider that Millennials have a different vision of retirement which involves passive income generated by business ventures, extensive travel and financial freedom that allows them to exercise one of their greatest fundamentals – choice.

MULTIPLE INCOME STREAMS

Financial planning for this generation involves making allowance for variable income, multiple income sources and creative structuring of benefits. There is a generational delay in key milestones such as marriage, having children and purchasing homes, and these factors need to be taken into consideration when developing the financial plan. In fact, while previous generations have chased the dream of home ownership, Millennials are more content to rent smaller premises in favour of spending money on travel and adventure – a break from the Baby Boomer mould of work, purchase home, save and then travel.

GENUINE CONCERN FOR THE WORLD

Millennials are driven by causes close to their hearts, wanting to make a genuine impact on the world. According to research, 37% of Millennials are willing to purchase a product that supports a cause they believe in, even if it costs slightly more. From an investment perspective, Millennials want to agree with the ethics of companies they invest in and require full exposure when investing in shares. With online apps available for budgeting, saving, spending and debt management at their fingertips, the relationship with their financial planner needs to be one of professional substance.

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RENIER COETZEE

Pinelander Renier Coetzee was honoured as the LeadSA Hero for 2017, for the work he is doing to uplift the community through his NGO Trinity Children's Centre in Mitchell's Plain. Renier describes his journey from a path leading to actuarial science to one of education, and striving to develop the potential in children who live in difficult circumstances.

LEAD SA HERO AWARD

Renier appreciates the LeadSA recognition of the work done by Trinity Children's Centre, and was especially happy with the monetary donation to the school, from MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, which came at a perfect time when the school was outgrowing its home in two residential houses - and planning a move to a larger

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community centre. "Every year we add a class, and therefore need all the supplies and educational equipment for that class. Funding is a constant struggle, and we are very grateful to those who sponsor a child through their education."

YOUR PERSONAL JOURNEY

"I came to Cape Town from Johannesburg to study for a business degree at UCT, intending to do actuarial science. My honours degree project researched AIDS orphans and the lack of facilities for these children. It made me rethink my life values and question how I could give back to the community. Part way through my Masters degree I decided to take a break and do some work with my local church. Between a friend that I met at UCT, Alexa van Wyk, who had studied social work, we came up with the idea to start a school. We felt the need to invest in children who lived in an area where the odds were stacked against the them. Alexa and I travelled to various NGO's locally and nationally to gather information on how best to achieve our goals.

PERSEVERANCE AND HARD WORK

From our first class in a church in Beacon Valley, we bought a house in Mitchell's Plain in 2012. The advice was to start small and develop our idea from there. We raised funds from friends, family and our church for the basics. We experienced 20 burglaries in our first year, not surprising in a community where ordinary people are often forced to live next door to gang members and drug dealers. It was essential that our school provided a place of safety for the children

where, with good nutrition and love, they could free themselves to learn. As well as the normal school curriculum Trinity Children's Centre offers extramural activities such as music, dance and chess - and with the new community centre property that we have managed to buy, we hope to establish a 5-a-side soccer field. Last year we began integrating technology and brought tablets into grades 2 and 3.

ADVICE FOR RUNNING AN NGO

Establishing and running an NGO is not easy. Funding is an ongoing challenge, and this kind of work often requires personal sacrifices. Research your field and study what others have done before you. Alexa and I were lucky in that, between us, we had the training of a social worker who could work with the community and with the authorities for grants and health care; whereas I had the financial training to make sure the funds came in and covered the necessary expenses. I now have a Masters degree in Education, so I am able to ensure the educational integrity of the school.

HOME LIFE

In 2013 I married Helen, who works at Old Mutual. We live in Pinelands and have a beautiful six month old daughter called Zoe. We love Pinelands for its convenient location. My hope is that the school will continue to serve the Mitchell's Plain Community, encouraging children to develop their potential and become the super heroes they can be. To know more or to sponsor a child's education see www.trinitychildren.org.za. 

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Text: Glynnis Schutte.

TRINITY CHILDREN'S CENTRE

This year Trinity Children's Centre opens with 90 children in six classes from Grade RR to Grade 4. Many of the children in Grade 4 have been at the school since its inception in 2012. Renier and co-founder of the school Alexa van Wyk believe in the potential of the children on the Cape Flats. Now registered as a primary school with an integrated Early Childhood Development Centre, the school aims for an holistic approach to education, providing meals for the children, counselling to parents, grandparents and children, extramural activities and health checks. From one classroom with 15 children and one teacher, the school now has six qualified teachers for the six classes, five teaching assistants, two cooks, a grounds keeper, PA to Renier and a part time fund raiser. Parents who cannot afford the school fees are invited to work at the school in return for their children's education. This had led to a couple of the parents getting further education and qualifying as ECD teachers. Two thirds of the staff compliment now comes from the local area and only one third commute into Mitchell’s Plain.


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ALEXA VAN WYK

Teaming up with Renier Coetzee in 2012 to start the Trinity Children's Centre, Pinelander Alexa is happy today that the growth and progress of the school was acknowledged at the 3rd Annual Changemakers Conference in Johannesburg last year when Renier received the LeadSA Hero of the year award. Alexa shares her experience with this project and her dreams for the future.

UNDERSTANDING MITCHELL'S PLAIN

Our first 'school house' was bought in Mitchell's Plain. We spoke to key people in the community including people at churches, police community forums and schools, in an attempt to understand the people we would be working with and to get a feeling for their needs.

Families cope with drug and gang violence on a daily basis - sometimes we could hear gunfire from the classroom. Our school provided a safe learning environment for the children, plus nutrition to supplement their diet.

MY ROLE AT THE SCHOOL

Initially I coped with vast amounts of administration required to get registration as an Early Childhood Development Centre with the Department of Social Development. If there was any intervention other than schooling needed on the children's home-front I would see to counselling for parents, their children and siblings; grant applications and healthcare issues, including arranging glasses for children from an optometrist.

IN IT FOR THE LONG TERM

We had decided early on that it was better to help a few people for a longer term than

to try and help many people over a short term. We also took the view that prevention is better than cure, and so we strived to instil in the young minds that each and every one of us has value in society and a potential to do good.

DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE

I have been a stay at home mum since my son John was born three and half years ago. I also have a lovely daughter, Lisa. My husband and I moved to Pinelands in 2014 - we had been looking for a place with a big garden and we are very happy here. I enjoy reading or walking and then relaxing with a good cup of coffee. I hope one day to rejoin Renier at the Trinity Children's Centre. My dream for the school is that there would be an intervention team that could work alongside the family, as well as with the children - a team that could also offer services to the wider community. 

Image and text: Glynnis Schutte.

LAYING THE GROUNDWORK

After getting advice and our first school room through Andrew Barnes in Beacon Valley, we established the criteria for enrolling children at the school. It is important that the children live close by the school, and we hope for as much contact with parents and siblings as possible. Our aim is to empower the parents - not take over their roles; and we are not exclusive in any way. Paying school fees is important and gives parents ownership in their children's education.


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CHRISTMAS IN EUROPE

Main image left: Christmas market in Luxembourg. Inset from left: Pam and Helene Steenfeldt-Kristensen (sisters in law).

By Helene Steenfeldt-Kristensen For my 60th birthday my son Regan and daughter-in-law Alison generously gave me a return airfare ticket to England and booked a comfortable home in Bremm, a village in Germany for the Christmas week for us all. The plan was to visit the famed German Christmas markets. Prior to meeting my family in Germany, I flew to Vienna for a few days with Austrian Airlines the cabin was spotless, the coffee excellent and we listened to Strauss waltzes.

VIENNA

From my Airbnb in Hernals, it was an easy commute by tram to the city. I started off with a visit to a Christmas Market outside the elegant town hall – the Rathaus. Here I sampled delicious white gluhwein with mandarin segments in it and bought some chocolate-coated handmade marzipan. European marzipan is simply the best. The stalls at most Christmas markets sell traditional “street-food”, hot chocolate, pastries, candies and beautiful Christmas ornaments, also scarves and hats – much needed in the bitter cold. On one of my days there it was -4 oC. I then visited the Kunsthistoriches Museum housing a large collection of antiquities and an extensive exhibition of the works of Flemish painter Peter Rubens. The marbled entrance hall is breath-taking. My next outing was to the Belvedere museum, a summer palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663–1736), where I saw works by Gustav Klimt (including The Kiss), Egon Schiele, Albrecht Dürer and Pieter Bruegel – all a feast for the art-lover’s eyes and heart. On my way home I went to St Stephens Cathedral in the Centre of Vienna where I was fortunate to hear a rehearsal by a

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nearby high school’s music department and choir. A teacher told me that they were to perform both English and German hymns in the cathedral on the following evening. On my last day in Vienna I visited the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace, a Baroque complex that had been in the Habsburg family from 1569. They were the monarchs who reigned over much of Europe until 1918. The state rooms are gloriously sumptuous but slightly overwhelming. I particularly liked the Mirror Room where the young Mozart aged 6, played for the Empress Maria Theresa. The story goes that he ran up to her after the performance, climbed onto her lap and gave her a kiss! After an interesting tour I went to the Residentz, the palace coffee shop for the most delicious apfelstrudel and “milk coffee” (cappuccino).

LUXEMBOURG

My ex brother and sister-in-law Niels and Pam Steenfeldt-Kristensen have lived in Luxembourg for 10 happy years. They kindly showed me around the city. After starting off our tour at the Mudam Museum of Modern Art, we spent some time at the Christmas markets partaking of the goods on offer - potato cakes, flammkuchen , a thin based pizza of sorts and absolutely moreish, and of course the Luxembourgish version of gluhwein. We walked past the Grand Duke’s residence (Luxembourg is the world’s only Grand Duchy), after which we went into the Notre Dame Cathedral to light a candle for the loved ones who are no longer with us. Luxembourg City is a financial and business hub. The working population increases by approx 200,000 people per day when commuters arrive from Belgium, France or Germany.

GERMANY

I set off by train from Luxembourg to Trier in Germany where I changed trains to go to the village of Neef (a station nearest Bremm). No station there, just a siding really, and the entire village - every coffee shop, restaurant, wine bar had closed for the winter, so no taxis. Luckily a friendly Speech Therapist gave me a lift to Bremm on the other side of the Mosel River where I arrived just before my family did. Not wanting to miss out on the Christmas markets that were still open we set out early the next day for Bernkastel-Kues a picturesque town on the Mosel River. The Mosel Valley is well known for its fine Rieslings and many of the vineyards are planted on the steep slopes. After Bernkastel-Kues we visited the Traben Trarbach Christmas markets that are held in the town’s underground wine cellars along the river. Wonderful fare on sale: cheese, meats (lots of German sausage), waffles, pancakes, smoked salmon on rolls, and lots to drink. Cochem is another charming town on the river and well worth a visit, as is the beautiful medieval town of Trier. Over the New Year weekend, once my family had returned to England, I travelled to Cologne (the home of 4711 Eau-deCologne) by train. Nearly everything was closed over the Public Holidays but I managed to see a wonderful modern jazz concert at the Philharmonie and a special exhibition of the Pop artist James Rosenquist’s work at the Museum Ludwig which also houses the largest collection of Picassos in Europe. Near both these super modern buildings and dominating the entire city is the Cologne Cathedral. It

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FOOD FROM THE HEART By Heleen Meyer

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

Bobotie muffins 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive or avocado oil 1 kg lean beef or lamb mince 2 thick slices wholewheat bread or 125 ml (½ cup) uncooked oats 250 ml (1 cup) boiling water or Rooibos tea 2 medium onions, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 20 ml (4 tsp) mild curry powder 15 ml (1 tbsp) each dried mixed herbs, ground cumin and coriander 5 ml (1 tsp) each turmeric and ground ginger 20 ml (4 tsp) smooth apricot jam 125 ml (½ cup) raisins or sultanas (optional) 40 ml (8 tsp) red wine vinegar or lemon juice salt and ground black pepper to taste 8 large or extra large eggs, beaten 1. Heat half the oil over a medium heat in a large frying pan and brown some of the meat. Break up any lumps with a wooden spoon or fork. Spoon out, set aside and repeat with the remaining meat and oil. 2. Meanwhile soak bread in the water or Rooibos in a mixing bowl. If using oats, just add to the browned mince, no soaking needed. 3. Sauté the onions in the same pan until soft and add the garlic, curry, herbs and spices and sauté for another 1-2 minutes. Add bread or oats and meat with the liquid to the onions and mix well. 4. Reduce heat and simmer with a lid for 20 minutes. Stir in the jam, raisins or sultanas and vinegar or lemon juice and season. Simmer for another few minutes and then allow to cool slightly. 5. Preheat oven to 180 °C and grease a muffin pan or place sturdy paper cups on a baking tray. Line the muffin pan with muffin cups for ease of packing later, if preferred. 6. Stir eggs into the mince mixture and divide between the muffin pan or paper cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set. 7. Allow to cool and refrigerate or freeze until needed. Pack into a lunch box with salad ingredients and fresh fruit.

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Makes 20 - 22 muffins

Fun idea for lunch boxes Packing lunch boxes can be a daunting task, but with a bit of planning you can make things so much easier. Maybe you can recall many a cheese and jam sarmie from your school years, but that’s definitely not the only option on the lunch box menu these days. Different elements from supper can become part of a colourful and balanced lunch box, so be creative with meat portions, cooked veggies, salad ingredients and seasonal fruit. Some time ago fellow Pinelander, Hilton Turner, shared his brilliant and delicious idea with me, to turn a bobotie mixture into individual muffins. It was an instant hit with my family and the kids feel quite spoilt when they have some of these in their lunch boxes. I’ve even used this method

with a basic tomato mince mixture. I use my favourite bobotie recipe, but feel free to use what your family enjoys. Instead of baking it with the egg custard on top, beaten eggs are stirred into the mince and baked like muffins. They taste great at room temperature and could even be enjoyed at a picnic. They are quite filling, so a batch goes a long way. They also freeze very well, and will help as a standby for those days when you don’t have something ready for lunch boxes. Remember that packed lunches are not only for the kids and if you need something to keep everyone full throughout the day, these bobotie muffins are just the answer. Pack them with some lightly cooked green beans or broccoli and fresh fruit or salad ingredients… lunch is sorted, and anything but boring!

Heleen's Books Heleen’s recipes are always easy to follow, practical and there is something for everyone to enjoy. She loves to inspire and encourage us all to eat healthy food, and shows us how easy it is to make the meals delicious as well. Invest in a signed copy of her recipe book Make five, for a wide variety of family recipes. Heleen also shares her knowledge in cooking demonstrations. Follow her on www.facebook.com/HeleenMeyerFood or visit her website www.heleenmeyer.co.za to order a book or find more recipe ideas.

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*R3 950 000

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*R1 100 000

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Dual Instruction. READY FOR TRANSFORMATION. Large lounge, flow onto front garden. Spacious kitchen, laundry. 3 Beds (bics) plus 4th bed/ playroom. 2 Baths, full mes, family bathroom, separate toilet, guest toilet. Parquet floors, carpeted bedrooms. Substantial one bed flat with big o/p lounge, kitchen & full en-suite. 3 Car carport, off-street parking. Amazing chance for you to put your stamp on.

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*R6 800 000

UPPER CLASS. Volumes of space on huge 2916m² erf in Olde Pinelands. Entrance hall, elegant lounge, fireplace, sunroom, dining room onto garden, large family room flows to pool. Kitchen with fitted stove, scullery, laundry. 4 Beds, study, 2 baths (mes), guest cloak. Staff quarters, cottage, double direct access auto garage, off street parking. Unique and incredible investment opportunity.

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*R3 500 000

In a crescent within walking distance to Howard Centre Shops and good schools. Beautiful wood strip and parquet floors. Big eat-in kitchen open plan to dining area. Lounge and TV room. Pretty pergola and pool. Can either be a 5 bedroom 3 bathroom house or 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom can be an independent flat. Highly recommended.

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