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Left: Muse editor Max Schutte at the Franschoek Motor Museum. See the Out and About article on page 17 of this edition.
THE MUSIC OF SPRING
So, the first few spring flowers are making their appearance on the verges around the village. After a few really cold weeks I can at last look forward to the prospect of some warmer and longer days with Spring just around the corner. It's hard to imagine life in shorts, T-shirt and slops after months of jumpers, coats and blankets, but I have pleasant memories of living light and can't wait to get that feeling again. Goodbye fire wood, hello braai wood.
Another bird to fall “fowl” of name changes, the Cape Spurfowl was previously known as the Cape Francolin. The male is much larger than the female. They occur in pairs or family groups. Their main food in suburbia is bulbs, seeds and berries and insects during the breeding season. Anyone who has planted bulbs in their garden that Spurfowl frequent can attest to their ability to find the bulbs, long before they have a chance to grow. They normally lay a clutch of 6-8 eggs, hidden under a bush. The chicks are very susceptible to predation from cats and birds of prey, normally reducing the brood to two to three chicks. They have a loud call and males can be very aggressive towards intruding males with chases being fast and furious.
Despite lower rainfall in July and August, the early winter rains have at least left our dams twice as full as they were this time last year. Here's hoping that we have some good late winter rain to take us out of the danger zone for the drier Summer months ahead. There are quite a few articles relating to music in this edition. While we all have different tastes in music, the love of it is one of the few things in life that is universal to all people on the planet. Perhaps the reason for this is given in Victor Hugo's quote: "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." It gives us a way of feeling and "saying" things which words or thoughts cannot. After a lifetime of enjoyment of music, I have resolved to learn how to play an instrument this year. It is something I have always had in the back of my mind, but I think I must now finally get round to taking the plunge. I am going to try my hand with the guitar, I think, and hope to gain some little mastery during the more laid back days of summer when my hands and fingers have thawed out. Glancing across to John McFarlane's bird column, I see that the Francolin (now a Cape Spurfowl) is featured this month. We have an entertaining pair of them which make regular visits for breakfast, teatime and lunch and unashamedly demand seeds, even marching into the house to find a 'waiter' to serve it up for them. I suspect that they are up to the same antics at all the houses up the street. I hope you enjoy the edition!
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SAPS "MEET THE COMMUNITY"
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The Gramophone is a lively 45 minute play written by Paula Pursch and performed 3:24by PM pupils aged 7 - 10 years old, at the Pinehurst School Hall. Book your tickets from the school bursar at 021 531 2783.
26 September 2018 PINELANDS STAMP CIRCLE
Meet at 7:15pm in the activities hall of the Pinelands Library for an all-members “My Other Hobby” evening. Alastair Wier will provide the voluntary and will show world flag issues. All welcome. Call John 021 531 1954 or Martin 021 689 5050.
26 September 2018 STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Catherine Hermans hosts a monthly cancer support group for ladies meeting at 20 Peak Drive. Call 021 531 3963.
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Are you between 16 and 65 years and healthy? Come to the blood donation clinic at St Stephen's Church Main Hall, at Central Square Pinelands, from 3pm to 7:15pm. Call 021 507 6300 to confirm clinic dates.
29 -30 September 2018 LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Wynberg at the Cape Town City Hall on Saturday 29th at 8pm and Sunday 30th at 5pm. Music inspired by the theme Sound and Light Spectacular, with conductor Richard Cock, the Proms Orchestra and massed choirs. Tickets are available at www.computicket.com @ R250 and R300. Call Barry Cleveland 083 303 0985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In Financial Planning Week Crue Invest will host a retirement workshop at the Pinelands Bowling Club, aimed at people already in retirement with questions about how long their money will last, getting their affairs in order, etc. See advert page 15.
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CANNONS CREEK 2018 HOCKEY TOUR
The High School Sports Co-ordinator Mr Matthew Storti reports that the Cannons Creek U16 hockey tour was a huge success: "On Wednesday 8 August, our U16 boys and girls hockey teams flew to Johannesburg for the 2018 hockey tour. They stayed at South Downs College where they trained and took part in skills clinics every morning and then played matches in the afternoons. Players and coaches worked with Michelle Joubert, who is South Africaâ€™s FIH (International Hockey Federation) representative for umpiring. She has umpired at the Champions Challenge, World Cup and Olympic games".
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Pinelands High School held their annual Gala Music Concert in August at the Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium in Parow. This successful event showcased the school's premier, soloists, vocal groups, instrumental ensembles, bands and the orchestra.
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In July 2018, nine members of Samurai Pinelands Dojo attended the Kimura Shukokai World Karate Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. Over 20 countries took part and South Africa won the event winning 13 gold medals. Sensei Bradley Grant-Smith, competed in the Men's Kata division, with a total of 76 contestants and placed second, losing by 1 vote. He also competed in the Men's Middleweight Kumite and won all nine fights without loss to become the KSI Karate Men's Middleweight World Champion. He captained the South Africa Men's A Team to third place, losing narrowly to Portugal. Jason Hillebrand fought in the under 21 Men's Kumite category, with a total of 28 contestants and won third place. Well done to the Samurai Pinelands dojo for competing hard and adding to the high skill level at Above: Sensei the event. Bradley Grant-Smith
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COOKING CLASS WINNER SHARES HER EXPERIENCE
Maureen Gillham (image left), winner of the competition in the May edition of the Muse reports back on her prize: "On Thursday 5th July I attended a three hour cooking session with Nina at Nina Timm’s Kitchen in Pinelands. The theme, apart from the dessert, was oriental, and was a most delightful experience. Not only did we cook for three hours, Nina also willingly shared many of her cooking tips based on her vast experience and was also extremely generous with the ingredients. The Starter and Dessert became our wholesome lunch whilst I returned home with three Main Course meals for two persons, which I could freeze. All in all the morning turned into a most enjoyable and rewarding experience. Many thanks to you for your part in making this all possible." See Nina Timm's braai recipe this month on page 20.
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PNPS SOCCER TOUR TO KNYSNA Pinelands North Primary School U13 Soccer team took part in the annual Backward Point Knysna Soccer Festival played at the Rheenendal fields outside Knysna. Five matches were played on Friday 22nd June and the team performed well losing only one match displaying great team spirit and camaraderie. They ate dinner at the waterfront that evening, mingling with the other teams from the festival. On Saturday 23rd June they played another five matches and continued to play well, only losing one match.
PINELANDS NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL SUPPORTS MANDELA DAY On Mandela Day this year, PNPS reached out to Mokone Primary, inviting the Gr R â€“ Gr 3 pupils to join in with a day filled with creative tasks, sporty games, indoor games, construction games, dancing and getting to know each other better. Lunch was provided for pupils and staff at first break. The Nedbank Team joined in the different activities on the day. Other activities on Mandela Day included a visit by the senior choir to the senior citizens of Kensington Old Age Home, where they sang to the residents and delivered care packs and hand-made cards from the PNPS Grade 4s. The Grade 5s and some PNPS volunteers added their contribution to Mandela day by spending the whole day knitting
squares for blankets, which will be donated later this year. Last but not least some of the PNPS staff went to visit the children at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and donated toys, colouring books and treats. Pinelands North Primary School would like to thank the sponsors for the day: Nedbank, ElJoSa Travel and Tours and Pinelands Rotary.
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More than 25 countries participated in the World Dance Movement workshops and dance competitions in July in Italy this year. The students have a wonderful learning and cultural experience attending the workshops in all forms of dance such as ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary and theatre dance. The Dance Co students worked on their choreography for the international dance competitions for six months before the two week tour which visited Rome, the Amalfi Coast and the Puglia area of Italy. Congratulations to the Dance Co team for winning first prize in the Theatre Dance section and for the recognition of their creativeness and costume design. Congratulations also to Megan Smith from Pinelands and Alice Parkington who won second prize for a duet in Modern Dance.
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EDUCATION COMES ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC Brendan Carroll Principal, Pinehurst Primary School
Life without music and sound would be like living in a silent movie. Each one of us has a treasure chest of memories and deep emotions connected to music and specific songs. These memories and associated emotions are often released on hearing the songs - even years later. I enjoy Wikipedia’s definition: “Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. The common elements of music are pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture.”
MUSIC IS FOUND IN EVERY CULTURE
Every culture for as far as history stretches has and does produce music. We are created to express ourselves through music, dance and song. This alone should make us stop and ponder the significance and power of music in human development. What effect then does the lack of music have on our development as human beings, on our society and our cultural identity?
THE EFFECT OF MUSIC ON OUR LIVES
A simple Internet search under, "Benefits of Music” yields many articles which list amongst others that music: improves mood, reduces stress, improves memory, eases pain, provides comfort, improves cognition, soothes premature babies, helps autistic children, improves sleep, boosts the immune system, increases verbal intelligence, raises IQ and academic performance.
MUSIC & THE BRAIN'S LANGUAGE CENTRE
Learning to play a musical instrument
is beneficial for children’s general development as well as their education. Balance, co-ordination, posture and crossing of the midline are some of the areas exercised and developed during the playing of musical instruments. It is also auditory, visual as well as kinaesthetic. Studies point to the fact that the earlier a child learns a second language, the easier they find learning new languages later on in life. It has been shown that the language centre of the brain is activated when listening to music. Learning to play a musical instrument is like learning a second language which, if learnt at a young age, will give an advantage when learning languages later on in life. Reading a music score requires the ability to track and ‘look ahead’ just the same as we do when reading a book. It also helps to develop comprehension skills as the sound of the music being performed must ‘make sense’, and correspond to the notes being played.
THE LINK BETWEEN MATHS AND MUSIC
The parallels between music and mathematics are widely known and published. Both are highly organised with definite relationships and structures. There are set periods and ratios between musical notes and re-occurring patterns just like there are in maths. The famous Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras once said, “There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” Music is entirely intertwined with mathematics, so much so that even a basic major chord can be described mathematically.
MUSIC AND EQ
Music not only benefits us scholastically, it also helps to develop EQ and emotional well-being in children. Learning to play a musical instrument doesn’t just happen. It takes discipline, perseverance and good work ethic with a regular practice routine developing character. Music is a vehicle
through which children are able to express a wide range of emotions. Performing requires self-confidence and the ability to keep going and recover in the event of playing a wrong note. As children develop the ability to express themselves musically, they also develop a stronger identity.
MUSIC AS A TEAM SPORT
Singing in choirs, playing in orchestras, bands or ensembles is a ‘team sport’. It requires an ability to be sensitive and listen to what the rest of the group is playing and to add your part at the right time to create the whole. Patience and empathy is required if one or a few members of the group is taking longer to master the piece than the rest. Humility is needed as musicians follow the leader/conductor and submit to their interpretation of the music. Making music is also fun and draws people to you.
LET'S BRING MUSIC BACK TO SCHOOLS
A school without music feels ‘lifeless’. During the 1990’s specialist music and art teachers were removed from the staffing establishments of our public primary schools. Music education has since become the realm of the elite who can fund it through fees. There is an ongoing struggle for the recognition of the value and legitimacy of music as a school subject. Music teachers are now frequently viewed as ‘part-timers’ or ‘addons’ often not properly integrated into school programmes and staff rooms. Fewer musicians than previously are choosing to study a degree towards music education and thus, the specialist music teacher is becoming more difficult to find.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE
It is never too late for us to embrace and to bring the beauty of music and the arts back into the fabric of our society and educational environment. It is never too late for us to allow education to come alive with the sound of music.
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La Gratitude Pre-Primary School celebrates 55 years This year La Gratitude Pre-Primary School celebrates it's 55th anniversary in its present location. Many Pinelands children have had the privilege of having an enriched experience, by attending the School, where they have been well prepared for Grade 1, and developed into happy, confident children. The image, left, is of the three Principals (2 past and 1 present) who together have contributed nearly 50 of those 55 years to La Gratitude Pre-Primary School. From left to right: Mrs Renée Meissner (who had the privilege of being in the very first intake of children at the school in 1963) from 2000 till current; Mrs Meriel Parker from 1968 - 1984; and Mrs Pam Penfold from 1985 - 1999.
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Are you a past pupil, teacher or parent of St George’s Grammar School? Please join us at the OGU celebrations of the school’s 170th year. Thu 13 Sept: Dinner Sat 15 Sept: Sports matches and braai Sun 16 Sept: Eucharist service at St George’s Cathedral
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OLDEST INDEPENDENT SCHOOL CELEBRATES 170 YEARS St George’s Grammar School in Mowbray, recognised as the oldest independent school in Southern Africa, celebrates 170 years since it was founded on 11th April 1848 by Bishop Robert Gray. The original location of the school was on the site of the current St George's Cathedral at the top of Adderley Street, Cape Town. In 1904 the school moved into a new building designed by Herbert Baker to make way for the Cathedral. One of the challenges encountered at the time was a lack of sports fields, and accommodation for boarders.
THE PURCHASE OF BLOEMENDAL ESTATE
In 1936 Reverend Cecil Tugman, Headmaster of St George’s Grammar School, noticed an advert in the Cape Times announcing the sale of the historic Dutch residence Bloemendal with land alongside the Liesbeek River in Mowbray. Realising this could be the answer for sports fields and a boarding establishment, he and his wife used their savings to purchase the Bloemendal Estate in Mowbray. 9:11 AM Tugman wrote to the land owner NW Dent asking him to accept the offer of £7 250 “respectfully begging him to consider his request favourably as the school’s funds were limited.” (An excerpt from the Press reader March 2018). Happily the offer was accepted and in 1938 the newly built wing for boarders on the Bloemendal Estate was opened by Archbishop Francis Phelps.
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CONTINUED GROWTH FOR ST GEORGE'S
The school continues to grow with additional art, technology and sporting resources becoming available for the Preprimary, Preparatory and High Schools. In 1984, the Graham Dods Audio-visual and Resource Centre was opened, together with the squash court. In the year 2000 the Jenny Mallett Hall was built, and a new foyer in the Prep School block, which also houses the school Reception and the Mike Smuts Centre. In 2008 the school opened the new Science Centre and Art Gallery. See “1848 -1998 Cross of Gold” by Patrick Coyne, a story of the school’s history, by Ampersand Press.
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MOVING THE SCHOOL TO MOWBRAY
In 1950 another wing was added to the school in Adderley street but the school longed for a solution to the daily commute for boarders from Mowbray to Adderley Street. It was however, only in 1973 that the school amalgamated its classes onto one campus at Bloemendal, under the headmastership of GD Dods. From this time and through the leadership of headmasters PD Cannon, B Hart and J Cameron, the school was one of a few smaller independent schools to become multiracial (1978) and a place of learning for both boys and girls (1989).
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YOUR CHILD AND MUSIC Everyone is capable of playing a musical instrument with the correct support and mindful practice. Playing a musical instrument is an activity that involves many different senses and processes such as feeling, touch, emotion, intellect, and manual skills. According to studies, children who play an instrument display signs of a healthier mental process, faster brain development, reduced stress and improved intelligence.
CHOOSING AN INSTRUMENT
Choose an instrument that suits your child’s personality and one they are excited about. It is advisable that your child be a part of the decision making by handling and playing a few notes on the instrument. Prior research on the various instruments is essential to gain an understanding on how they work and what challenges lie ahead. Playing a musical instrument requires a great deal of commitment and patience; therefore make sure to choose an instrument that will be enjoyed in the long run.
HOW TO BUILD CONFIDENCE
The most important thing when you are trying to build confidence as a performer is to put yourself ‘out there’. The only way you are going to become a good performer is to perform. It is not a skill that you can hone without practice. A mistake many musicians make is that they focus on the flaws in their playing, rather than how they can improve them. Many believe that confidence is a character trait, you either have it or you don’t. The good news is this
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A CAREER IN MUSIC AFTER SCHOOL
If you are interested in pursuing a musicrelated career after school there are a number of job opportunities. The most popular career path is the music performance (orchestral musician, soloist, singer) which is the hardest to break into. This job description requires a different set of skills and you must be able to perform under pressure. The music industry is evolving at a rapid pace and consuming and creating music is easier than ever before. Some music industry career opportunities worth considering are: Music Journalism; Internet Music Distribution and Management of Artists. If you have good interpersonal skills and love working with children then a music teaching career may be for you. Careers in community music are also on the rise. Working with the youth at-risk through music therapy for the disadvantaged communities heals and brings people together through music. And lastly, if you have entrepreneurial skills you can create your own career in music. By Mrs Deirdré Chandler, Director of Music and Culture, Pinelands High School.
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LIBRARY PRIZE- GIVING FOR THE 2018 READING PROGRAMME The 2018 Reading Programme with the slogan “Reading is magical @ Pinelands Library” reached its climax on Saturday, 4 August, when 38 young readers
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were rewarded for their enthusiastic commitment to the 5-week programme. A total of 1,282 books were read – 359 more than last year! In the 7-9 year old age group, Melissa Merven was the winner with 73 books under her belt. In the 10-12 year old age group, Anna Gibbon, last year’s winner, once again rose to the top with 110 books to her credit. Special Guest, Roscoe Williams,
of the organization Read to Rise presented the certificates and prizes. In his short address, Roscoe inspired all present with his account of how he, as Programme Manager, is involved in the challenging but uplifting work being done by Read to Rise. This annual event is sponsored by The Friends of Pinelands Library who also made a donation to Read to Rise.
DEZ JANSEN - NEW PRESIDENT FOR ROTARY CLUB PINELANDS
The Rotary Club of Pinelands celebrated the Induction of their new President, Dez Jansen for this Rotary year 2018/2019. The special gala evening was a glamorous black and white affair, where members of other Rotary Clubs and members of the Vuya Foundation, who have given wonderful support to Pinelands and towards the community, were present. Left: Outgoing President, Tammy Matose, giving her report on her Rotary year and welcoming the new President, Dez Jansen Left: Past District Governor, Mike Ochse, handing over the club's charter certificate to the incoming President Dez Jansen, as a token of his official take over as president.
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Charter member Brian Smart received a Club Service Award
Past President Tanya Stone received a Club Service Award
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Rotary connect people who work together to solve community problems, provide humanitarian aid, and promote goodwill and peace. For more information contact Mike Ochse on 082 8013517 or email@example.com. Weekly meetings are held every Monday evening from 6pm to 8pm at the Helen Keller Society in Pinelands. Come and join in and have fun!
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PINELANDER As part of her fiftieth year bucket-list, Julie decided to record a CD entitled "Some of my favourite songs". Her message to others is that nothing is impossible if you have a dream, work hard towards your goal, stay focused and remember to pray like it depends on God and work like it depends on you.” THE IDEA OF RECORDING A CD IS BORN
Whilst Julie has no official voice training per se, she has a long history of choral singing, starting in the Tygerberg Children’s Choir whilst attending Boston Primary School. She has been singing with the Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town since she was a student at UCT. The current choir trainer, Richard Haigh, suggested at an annual voice assessment that Julie should consider undertaking some voice training for her own pleasure. This planted the initial seed which eventually resulted in her taking up some vocal training sessions with a PhD student at the School of Music at UCT and later with a voice trainer at Pinelands High School. These singing lessons shaped the idea of recording a CD, which was recorded in August last year at the UCT School of Music. The CD would probably not have materialised if Julie had not been able to take a month’s unpaid leave in June 2017. The fact that it came together in the end was the result of sheer determination and perseverance as she had several challenges thrown at her at the time both on the home and work front as well as health challenges.
CD PROCEEDS TO CHARITY
To date the CD, with songs including A whole New World, My Heart Will Go On (The Titanic), I dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables), On My Own (Les Miserable), Nella Fantasia, You Raise Me Up, Memory (Cats), Pie Jesu, Ave Maria and The Prayer was gifted to a few family and friends for Christmas. After some months of contemplation, Julie obtained approval from the Composers Authors and Publishers Association (CAPASSO) to sell the CD with fifty percent of the proceeds being directed to Metro Kids which is a non-profit organisation whose goal is to help children create a better future. This programme has a huge impact in Cape Town and in Uganda where children are taught Christian based life and value lessons in schools and at after-school programmes. In total 7 000 children benefit from the programme weekly in Cape Town and 10 000 in Uganda. Metro Kids also operates a child
penpal/sponsorship programme linking children with someone who will write and encourage them and many children on this programme receive regular food parcels, school items and birthday and Christmas gifts. CD’s can be purchased for R120 either through Janet Senior at Metro Kids on 082 423 9936 or by contacting Julie directly on 076 542 0221.
SINGING AS A CREATIVE OUTLET
Julie has been employed as a Contracts Manager (legal) in the Research Contracts & Innovation office at the University of Cape Town since 2003 after completing her articles and gaining five years’ experience in a Somerset West law firm. She has a legal degree from UCT, as well as a Masters in Environmental law. In her position she deals with stakeholders across the university and many different external stakeholders in reviewing, negotiating and drafting research funding and related agreements. The contract volume has grown substantially over the years with 2 549 contracts being processed by the Contracts Managers for the twelve month period up to 31 May 2018. Due to the huge volume of contracts, funding deadlines and that the services extend to the entire university, the job is fairly high pressured.
Consequently Julie finds that singing provides a therapeutic creative outlet.
A FAMILY WITH A LOVE FOR THE OUTDOORS
Julie's children Kate and Patrick are currently both at Westerford High School, and the Pinelands-Westerford lift-club has been a saving grace in juggling all the balls as a working mother. Husband Dave is an electrical contractor who works in the fast paced construction industry. The outdoors has always been the family’s passion, providing much needed rejuvenation from the business of everyday life and they feel blessed to live in a city which provides so much variety. Julie has completed 16 Cape Town Cycle tours having ridden her first cycle tour as a student. Her son Patrick has now followed suit by riding his first Cape Town Cycle Tour this year. As a family they have done some amazing hiking trails including the Abel Tasman hiking trail in New Zealand, thereby instilling a love of the outdoors in their children. Julie feels that learning to strike the right balance between work and recreation is an essential life lesson which determines one’s quality of life.
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Creating and protecting your wealth
THE NEXT CHAPTER
By Sue Torr
According to a 2017 Sanlam Glacier report, in the case of a couple aged 65 today, there is a 50% chance that one of them will reach age 94, and a 25% chance that one of them will live to age 100. Ideally retirement saving should start at age 23 with a minimum of 15% of income. Only 8% of South Africans are able to retire with sufficient savings to provide an income at a replacement ratio of 75%.
To protect one’s retirement income against inflation, retirees are encouraged to keep a healthy portion of their investments in equities. While many expenses do reduce after retirement, there are other costs that increase significantly such as the onset of illness requiring specialist care. Frail care, assisted living and private nursing, are incredibly expensive and retirees living in retirement villages are susceptible to fee and levy increases, as well as energy cost hikes which are endemic in this country.
Escalating healthcare costs
Many retirees are forced to reconsider their medical aid membership in an effort to cut costs. Discovery Health data shows that since 2008, total claims costs have increased by 11.4% a year, which is about 5% above CPI, and that half the medical costs you incur in your lifetime arise in the last year of your life. According to Discovery Health, ageing and increased levels of chronic disease are the main drivers of medical inflation.
Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
In South Africa it is believed that approximately 6% of the population suffers from some form of Dementia. Multiple research studies have proven that delaying retirement also delays the onset of Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. A 2013 research report by the French government found that for each additional year of work, the risk of getting Dementia is reduced by 3.2%. The report found that working tends to keep people physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged – activities known to prevent mental decline.
Being a victim of fraud
In 2015, the South African Reserve Bank investigated 41 illegal deposit-taking schemes, with over 5 000 advance-fee scams having been reported over the past five years. The risk of losing money to scams, Ponzi schemes and investment fraud is a very real fear for many retirees.
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Director Crue Invest
Retirement can be very stressful with retirees having to consider the following:
Outliving their retirement capital
Allegations of state capture have also left members of the GEPF jittery about their retirement savings, with many resigning from the fund in order to get hold of their savings.
Losing a spouse or partner
The fear of losing one’s life partner in retirement and the thought of battling grief and loneliness is a major stressor for retirees. Because women generally live longer than men, there is a very real chance that women will find themselves living alone for a period in their retirement, and this needs to be accounted for in one’s retirement plan.
A 2012 study by the University of California, Berkeley, found that male retirees experience high levels of satisfaction directly after retirement, but that this satisfaction falls sharply within a few years of retirement. A 2013 study from the Institute of Economic Affairs shows that retirement increases the probability of suffering from clinical depression by about 40%. Remaining relevant, productive and engaged during retirement is essential to combating post-retirement depression.
Selling the family home
The thought of selling the family home and moving to a smaller retirement home leaves many retirees paralysed with fear to the point that they put off the move which, in turn, only serves to make it emotionally more difficult. Because of the high crime rates, retirement villages that offer 24-hour security are incredibly popular although, naturally, security comes at a price.
Financial burden on adult children
With 92% of retirees being under-funded for retirement, more pensioners are relying on their adult children for financial support. Many working South Africans are supporting their children and their aged parents at the same time. The associated emotions of guilt, frustration and resentment can put strain on family relationships as adult children struggle to educate their teenage children and care for their aging parents at the same time. In the process adult children end up delaying their own retirement funding, which in turn perpetuates the cycle of dependency. Retirement is not all dining, golf and sunset walks. Are you financially and emotionally prepared to embrace your next chapter retirement?
RETIREMENT WORKSHOP Crue Invest Directors, Craig Torr and Eric Jordaan, will be holding a morning Retirement Workshop at the Pinelands Bowling Club, and all are welcome to attend this complimentary event. Over freshly brewed coffee and homemade muffins, we aim to engage with retirees in a relaxed environment on these (and other) all-important questions: • • • • • • • • •
What are realistic investment expectations? How do I minimise my retirement tax burden? How long will my money last? When I pass away, how much money will I lose in taxes? Am I taking too little or too much risk with my investments? Should I invest offshore and, if so, how much? How can I minimise CGT in retirement? Are my estate planning affairs in order? How do I manage my various income streams in retirement?
Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018 Time: 10h00 – 12h00 Venue: Pinelands Bowling Club, St Stephens Road, Pinelands RSVP: (021) 530 8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT YOUR HOSTS Director, Craig Torr, holds a B.Comm degree and is a Certified Financial Planning® professional. Craig and his wife, Sue, founded Crue Invest 14 years ago as one of the few fee-based financial planning practices in the country.
Eric Jordaan is a director at Crue Invest. He holds BA LLB LLM qualifications, specialising in tax. He is a Certified Financial Planning® professional and has an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning.
Crue Invest (Pty) Ltd is an authorised financial services provider regulated by the Financial Services Board, FSP No. 19025
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By Dorothy Du Plooy
Why Antarctica? For Mark, it was the last piece in a puzzle having read about Scott’s expedition to the South Pole as a child. For me, I have always been attracted to water, mountains, snow and glaciers. After months of dreaming, planning and preparing, our friends Pren and Arthur Roberts joined us as we boarded the Ocean Diamond in the small port of Ushuaia. We were royally welcomed by the staff of the Quark expedition. The Drake Passage. Would it be like a Drake Lake or a Drake Shake? After a good night’s sleep, my vestibular system made it clear that I could no longer negotiate the passages like a sober person. Food no longer had any attraction and I wasn't sure if I was feeling more sick from the continuous motion or from the anti-nausea tablets. I didn't even get up at 2am to celebrate crossing the Antarctic circle. Our first landfall - Stonington Island in Marguerite Bay. On the way here we passed numerous icebergs, learnt to distinguish black browed albatrosses, from southern royal albatrosses; and looked out for petrels, skuas and terns. We were shuttled by Zodiac from ship to shore, but first did a trip around the bay, where some Minke whales put in a flash appearance. We tried to distinguish between Weddel seals, with their big round eyes, and crab eater seals, who actually eat krill and not crabs. Trying to master my camera wrapped in a plastic cover, with gloved hands was a mission, and so I accepted that I should just sit back, relax, enjoy the scenery and commit this unique experience to memory. Chrystal Bay was our next mooring and we were in the first zodiac to leave the boat. It is difficult to describe how truly beautiful Antarctica is. We were surrounded by a landscape that is every hue of white, black
Tip of the iceberg and blue and totally devoid of any other colour. Snow covered mountains loomed up out of jet black water. Icebergs with weird shapes, striations, icicles and bobbles shone with an aquamarine or bright blue close to the edge of the water. Each iceberg is unique in size and shape. The wind was lifting sheets of fresh powdery snow off the icebergs. We watched a Weddell seal launch itself up out of the water and onto an ice flow. On our journey back to the ship we encountered a snow blizzard - and were very happy to arrive back on board and sip on hot chocolate. A healing experience. Being in such a uniquely different place where there is no noise, no pollution, only the people from our ship, and surrounded by the ever changing landscape and nature, is a healing experience for the mind. The biggest question of the day is: “Will I get the perfect photograph?” Landfall at Paradise Bay on the Antarctic continent was the 7th continent for many of the travellers to set foot on and a rare privilege for me. Paradise Bay is very sheltered and surrounded by tall mountains covered in snow. The glaciers between the mountains creak and crack as pieces of ice calve off. Kayaking in the Graham Passage was an experience for Mark and me that will stand out in our memories as one of the best days of our respective lives. The weather was perfect and we even had some rays of sunshine to brighten the snow covered
mountains and icebergs and put a shard of pink in the sky. Mark squealed with excitement when he spotted a leopard seal behind us. Our guide gathered the kayaks together and slapped the water with oars to frighten the inquisitive meat eater away! The ultimate highlight for us, was paddling through the brash ice, which crackles and pops symphonically as the oxygen bubbles explode out of the melting ice. We were joined by rafts of Gentoo penguins and a few Chinstrap penguins who are just too gorgeous when their round bodies pop out of the water in wave like patterns. Deception Island was our last anchorage. It is a volcanic island and we dropped anchor in the lake that was formed by the caldera. It was a misty miserable day with the wind gusting between 35 and 40 knots. Not the most enticing weather to go out for a walk, but Mark and I managed a short walk (struggle) on the pitch black beach that was dotted with fur seals and the odd penguin. We were happy to catch the zodiac back to the ship for a hot delicious breakfast. We set sail for the Drake Passage just before lunch, as they were expecting some bad weather along the way. I realised that I was in for another Drake Shake and reached for the Stugeron and Meclizine. No amount of sea sickness across the Drake Passage can put a damper on this experience. Thanks to Mark, Unique Destinations (our local travel agent) and Quark Expeditions, this was the trip of a lifetime.
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OUT AND ABOUT
Franschhoek Motor Museum
The magnificent FMM (Franschhoek Motor Museum) situated on the beautiful L'Ormarins estate is really worth a visit. This collection of more than eighty automobiles, motorcycles and penny farthing bicycles is housed in four humidity controlled halls - in sparkling condition - and often in working condition too - as was evident on Father's day when some of the vehicles were driven along the
driveways outside the display halls. There is a vast variety of makes of car (and carriages and penny farthings) spanning a hundred years of motoring history. You will recognise names such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Bugatti, Ferrari, Alpha Romeo, Aston Martin and Rolls Royce. Look out for the original GPS system! The museum is open every day and times vary, so it is best to check when booking
at email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Magdaleen Wepener at 021 874 9002. Booking is essential and can be done online at www.fmm.co.za. Entrance fee for adults is R80 with reduced fees for children and retirees. Take the R45 to Franschhoek. L'Ormarins is on the right approximately 3km past the Stellenbosch / Helshoogte turn off. There is a coffee shop at the venue.
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EASY COOKING By Nina Timm Cook, teacher, blogger and author of Easy Cooking from Nina's Kitchen and Maklike Etes uit Nina se Kombuis!
1 whole 1½ - 2kg spatchcock chicken fresh coriander and parsley for garnish
3 cloves garlic 1-2 chillies zest of 2 lemons 2cm piece ginger- peeled 1-2 T fennel seeds 1 heaped T brown sugar fresh thyme olive oil juice of 1 lemon salt and pepper (don’t be shy here) 1. Prepare hot coals in the kettle braai. 2. Give the spatchcock chicken a good massage with some olive oil and lemon juice, inside and out. 3. In a pestle and mortar add all the marinade ingredients, except the olive oil and the lemon juice. Grind until everything is fine enough and rub all over the chicken - inside and out. 4. Place the chicken on the grill rack in the braai with a drip tray underneath. 5. Cook the chicken for one hour constantly basting with olive oil and lemon juice to get a crispy skin. 6. Cook for another half hour if the chicken is not perfectly cooked (internal temperature should reach 70 oC). 7. Serve with boiled new potatoes, a salad, potato bake…really anything you fancy, because all attention will be on this perfectly braaied chicken!
Tip: Use this recipe for an oven roasted chicken. Cook for 45 minutes at 200 oC. Baste with dripping juices. Then reduce temperature to 170 oC until done. www.pinelandsdirectory.co.za
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Spicy chicken on the braai Spatchcock Chicken
Believe it or not, spring is upon us and so is Braai Season. I sincerely hope it rains quite a bit more, even if I have to sacrifice a braai lamb chop or a chicken thigh. In my family, it is custom to braai enough meat on Saturday nights, so that we have enough left for Sunday lunch. I quite like the odd piece of chicken amongst the ribs and chops, but it is essential that the chicken is properly cooked and never raw. A clever way to cook the chicken all the way through is to spatchcock the chicken. In other words, flatten it. So the perfect braaied chicken for me should be crispy and golden brown on the outside and the white meat must be juicy and tender and well-cooked. Braaied Chicken-Spicy Spatchcock chicken
that is! When roasting chicken pieces, it is easier to get to that state of “perfection”, but with a whole bird it is just not possible to cook all the pieces of the chicken right through, unless of course you... spatchcock or butterfly the chicken first. Using this technique your chicken cooks evenly, faster and the marinade gets to all the areas of the chicken. How to butterfly a chicken? My husband likes the pope’s nose and so I use a method that prevents loss of this delicacy. I simply place my chicken on a wooden board, breast side up and with a sharp knife, cut down the middle of the chicken. Now turn the chicken over and flatten. Tie the legs together with some string and the bird is ready for the marinade.
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*R1 750 000
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A Victorian beauty. Beautiful wooden floors, high ceilings. 3 bedrooms, 1 full classic bathroom. Spacious kitchen.
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You can expect: • Effective and efficient personalised service • Clear and regular communication • Assistance to make informed legal choices
*R3 250 000
Closer To You
+27 (0)21 461 0065 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.junaphillips.com
*R10 500 pm
U LD Exclusive Instruction.
*R5 800 pm
1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. In sought after Culemborg block. Available immediately – 1 Year lease. Beautiful mountain views, lounge, kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (bath). Within walking distance to main Howard Centre shops.
N PINELANDS Exclusive Instruction.
U BY T Exclusive Instruction.
*R8 000 pm
GOING, GOING, GONE In sought after Olde Pinelands. Modern eat-in kitchen, laundry/scullery. Excellent o/p living & flow to undercover entertainment area. 4 beds, study space, 2 baths (mes). Garage, teenage pad/staff quarters (easy cottage conversion). Location, style + space = a very clever buy.
MODERN 2 BEDROOM FLAT. Available immediately. Sunny ground floor flat in popular River Place Mews. Spacious o/p living room, dining room and kitchen, with fitted hob and oven. 2 Double beds (bics), 1 bath. Single garage. Very good location for schools.
*R4 200 000
*R11 000 pm
PICTURE PRETTY. Available 1 October 2018 – 6 Month rental. North facing, free standing cluster home in mint condition. Roomy o/p lounge & dining room, flows to patio & pool. Beautiful kitchen, 3 Double beds, 2 baths (mes). Auto-garage. Excellent security.
PINELANDS Exclusive Instruction.
*R15 000 pm
New Release. Exclusive Instruction.
N RE TO PINELANDS
New Release. Exclusive Instruction.
*R3 575 000
SPREAD OUT. Corner erf in sought after spot. Big lounge, dining room, sun room opens to pool. 3 Bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms (mes). Self-contained flat with with own entrance, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, o/p living area/kitchen, undercover parking. Double garage. Oodles of off street parking.
Exclusive Instruction. PRICED TO SELL. Open plan sunny lounge, spacious dining room and kitchen, separate family room. 4 Bedrooms 2 bathrooms, study/5th bedroom, pool in water wise garden, outside room with bathroom. Carport, 4 car secure parking.Versatile to suit many different needs.
*R3 900 000
A UNIQUE GEM. Convenience & tranquillity in cluster home. Sunny o/p living, flow to pretty garden spaces. 4 Bed, 3 baths (2 es.) 4th Bedroom has independent entrance for office/teenage pad/ extra income/extended living. Single auto garage and extra 1 car parking. Good security. Separate title, no levy.
New Release. Exclusive Instruction.
*R2 699 000
New Release. Dual Instruction.
Harcourts Maynard Burgoyne Pinelands 021 531 3041 email@example.com FOR SALE
JOINT MANDATE *R5,950,000
Lorna Francks / Dave Brown WMP5558
SOLE MANDATE *R3,950,000
Lorna Francks / Dave Brown WMP5625
Lorna Francks / Dave Brown WMP5584
SOLE MANDATE *R3,150,000
Lorna Francks / Dave Brown WMP5597
SOLE MANDATE *R3,250,000
Lorna Francks / Dave Brown WMP5567
SOLE MANDATE *R2,950,000
Lorna Francks / Dave Brown WMP5574
SOLE MANDATE *R3,550,000
Lorna Francks / Dave Brown WMP5565
Lorna Francks / Dave Brown WMP5539
SOLE MANDATE *R2,695,000
Lorna Francks / Dave Brown WMP5563
C 083 659 9333
FFER O R E D UN
SOLE MANDATE *R3,600,000
Lorna Francks / Dave Brown WMP5637
SOLE MANDATE *R3,450,000
Lorna Francks / Dave Brown WMP5627
SOLE MANDATE *R3,900,000
C 082 330 4111
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