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97 | July 2019

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Maria Jose Mandela Washington Fellow and founder of Design Thinking Africa WARM CITRUS Heleen PUDDING Meyer

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COLOUR… THE DEEP AND MYSTERIOUS LANGUAGE OF DREAMS

Fiscal Flycatcher

"The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette." - Henry Haskins.

Similar in size and shape to the Common Fiscal, previously known as Fiscal Shrike, the distinguishing differences are that the white on the wings do not form a V as in the Common Fiscal, and it has a sharp beak compared to the hooked beak. Usually in pairs, they are found in bush country, grassy Karoo, fynbos and suburbia, where they perch prominently on a branch or post and fly to the ground to seize insects. The call is a string of high-pitched weedy notes, sometimes extended by mimicking the calls of other birds.

Choosing and using colour is a big part of our lives in the work we do putting the Muse together. In everyday life we instinctively interact and react to colour without realising it. Understanding the language of colour and how to use it is a never ending learning journey, from choosing two colours that go together all the way to creating a pleasing picture or piece of design. In a similar way, just 26 letters of the alphabet are all that make up the entire span of (English) literature. A couple of them strung together make up the 3 000 or so words needed for adequate communication purposes. (Factoid: That's just under 2% of the 171 476 official words in Oxford English dictionary). By the time we reach adulthood we use around 20 000 of the most common words and also understand the same number of less common ones. Between us, we are writing millions of letters, emails, books and poems using them. Depending on our skill in choosing the right words to string together, most of these writings will be mundane, some will be awful, but a few will develop into masterpieces when we understand and respect the words we are using and choose them with care … all from just those 26 little letters we learned as young children. Is there any deeper lesson from this? Perhaps it is that no matter what slim resources you may have in life, if used to good effect, they can be melded and developed to build and grow something unique and valuable to take you further than you may expect. Start with what skills or possessions you have... recognise their potential value, mix them, try a different combination and look for how they might be useful. Sometimes the mix of colours may turn out all wrong. That's OK. If it can't be touched up, take a new sheet of paper and try something new using what you have learned. There's a masterpiece in all of us who care to find it. Now to this month's recipe… A warm citrus pudding sounds like just the thing for these cold winter days. I think there will be one of these in my oven very soon.

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Text: John McFarlane, Pinewood Village resident. John has been a keen birder for more than 30 years, and is a long time member of the Cape Bird Club. See www.capebirdclub.org.za.

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Remember to enter the annual Reading Programme running from 10 June – 15 July. Themed: “Explore South Africa @ Pinelands Library”. Age Categories: 7-9 & 10-12 years. Ask at the library desk or call 021 530 7160.

Come to the General Meeting at 7:30pm in the Pinelands Library Hall. Email Carol at pinelands.ratepayers@gmail.com.

PINELANDS LIBRARY ANNUAL 4:02 PM READING PROGRAMME

Wednesday 3 July 2019

HAPPY HOUR @PINELANDS LIBRARY

Join the Pinelands Library social group for adults in the Pinelands Library Hall at 10am for Line Dancing with Gabby, Denise and Friends. Call 021 530 7160.

Saturday 13 & 27 July 2019 KAROO ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY (KAPS) MARKET

Support the KAPS market table at SASNEV, 4 Central Square, Pinelands from 9am-1pm. So far this year R50 000 has been raised for our furry friends in Barrydale. Call Gloria 083 450 2782 - donations welcome.

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Join the book club for adults from 10:30am to 11:30am on the 3rd Wednesday of every month in the Library Hall for a book chat. For more information, call Verna at the library on 021 530 7160.

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Thursday 18 July 2019 NELSON MANDELA DAY

What will you do on Mandela Day to make the world and your community a better place? Take action and inspire change. www.printhut.co.za hello@printhut.co.za 0870 12 53 40

Business Cards, Flyers, Brochures, Laminating, Projects, Mugs, Promotional Items, Scans, Canvas, Perspex, Stickers, Photo Printing, Posters, Plans and much more.

PINELANDS RATEPAYERS AND RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

Thursday 25 July 2019 WESTERN CAPE BLOOD SERVICE

Donate blood at St Stephens Church Main Hall, Central Square, Pinelands between 3pm and 7:15pm. Usually takes 30 minutes. Eat a balanced meal four hours beforehand. Call 021 507 6300.

Wednesday 31 July 2019 STEEL MAGNOLIAS

The monthly cancer support group for ladies meets at 7 pm at 20 Peak Drive. Call Catherine 021 531 3963.

Wednesday 31 July 2019 PINELANDS STAMP CIRCLE

Meet in the Activities Hall, Pinelands Library at 7:15pm. Mike Hill will show "GB Postmarks". Peter Derham will show "Federal Republic of Germany". There will be a Bourse and a challenging "Treasure Hunt" for members for completion by the August meeting. Call Martin 021 689 5050.

Friday 2 August 2019

CANNONS CREEK COMMUNITY FOOD AND WINE FAIR

This community event will take place at the school from 6pm to 10pm. There will be food, cold-drinks and craft beer on sale. Wine-tasting will be available. Entry: free. Call Geraldine on cannonsevents@gmail.com.

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This Winter, thousands of people will need your help.

Winter

Many of those less fortunate will face the harsh reality of the South African Winter with inadequate shelter or warm clothing.

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If you have any unused clothing or blankets, please think of donating it to those who need it most by dropping it off at our Seeff Pinelands branch and we will forward it to various shelters and charities.

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We Offer: The right tenants Management | Tenant Placements Maintenance | Inspections Secure rental payments Chris Crous Sales & Principal 082 410 5559 A steering committee has been established to investigate the possibility of establishing a CID (City Improvement District) in Pinelands. Team leader Pam Stabler along with committee members Carol Clark, Riad Davids, Elaine Gibb, Allan Hobbs and Herman Schlenk invite residents to participate in a survey that will indicate the needs of the residents and the desire for a Pinelands CID. The city has limited resources available to adequately address some of the issues in our beautiful suburb of Pinelands. In particular those relating to crime, cleanliness and social responsibility. Many industrial and residential areas address these challenges by forming a City Improvement District (CID). Forming a CID involves a comprehensive procedure as laid out in COCT (City of Cape Town) guidelines which have to be followed meticulously. Conversations were initiated a few months ago with the City in respect of creating a CID for Pinelands. The Steering Committee has made enough progress to be in the position for public participation of an Urban Management Survey. This survey is available for Pinelands residents and business owners to complete.  The aim of the survey is to gather transparent feedback from residents to understand their opinions and concerns in respect to the stated “Pillars” of a  CID: • Improving SAFETY - making the public areas SAFE for its community and visitors •  Combating GRIME – making the area CLEAN • Initiating ENVIRONMENTAL improvements – making the area greener in all aspects and regenerating the environment through URBAN MANAGEMENT • Accepting SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – dealing with the homeless, HIV/AIDs, vagrancy, prostitution, adopting a charity as a project. Based on the information gathered, the Steering Committee will essentially be able to gauge if there is sufficient support from residents and business owners to form a CID. It is very important to get a good cross section of participation and opinions as this will aid future steps in this effort. The Steering Committee values your opinion as a resident of Pinelands, and we therefore ask you to give up a few minutes of your valuable time to complete our online survey visit: www.surveymonkey.com/r/SNGTH33 or scan the QR code on the left for a direct link to the survey. The survey link will also be available on the blog at www.pinelandsdirectory.co.za.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Celebrating the Arts at PNPS

Above: The PNPS Senior Choir with their choir teacher, Mandy Edwards, performed "Happy" at the Celebrating the Arts event.

On Tuesday 28 May, Pinelands North Primary School hosted their biannual 'Celebrating the Arts' event which showcased the various art forms offered at PNPS. The PNPS Dance Team opened the show with a medley of choreographies learned this year. Pupils from grade 4 - 7 performed solo musical items on piano, drum kit, guitar, recorder, violin, clarinet, and trumpet. There were performances from the Guitar Ensemble, Recorder Ensemble, and the Senior Choir too. Celebrating the Arts also highlighted the beautiful artwork created by pupils in grade 4 - 7 as the Bob Shepherd hall was lavishly decorated. Pinelands North is proud to provide a rich variety of art forms to all their pupils. In the fourth term, the Foundation Phase pupils will have their chance to present their talents to the community.

Successful PNPS Hockey Teams

The PNPS Guitar Ensemble, lead by Lylle Ferreira, performed "Chandelier" at the Celebrating the Arts event, featuring Dylan Fransman. Seen above are Huda Nacerodien, Daniel Williams, Jakym Mohamed, Leigh Fransman from the Guitar Ensemble.

The U13 hockey girls (left) won the Spirit Cup at the Hermanus Festival. The U10 and U11 hockey team (below) fared well at the Bergvliet and St Cyprian's hockey tournaments. The U11s were undefeated after their 10 matches.

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PHS players selected for WP Hockey

Congratulations to the following Pinelands High School hockey players who will be participating in national tournaments across South Africa during the school holidays. Girls Hockey: WP U18 A - Casey Coetzee, Yusra Azzakani. WP U18 B - Chelsea Jeffery. WP U18 SOUTH - Nadine Faulmann. WP U16 SOUTH - Dayna Hughes, Zoë Kannemeyer. WP U14 SOUTH - Emily Adams. U16 Non Travelling Reserves - Tyla Frans. Boys Hockey: WP U18 A Noah Jones, Andrew Pick. WP U18 B Na'eem Davids, Christian Wyngaard. WP U18 DISAS Luke Clark, Keagan Kinnes, Zubair Heilbron, Caleb Thurlby, Natheer Salie. WP U18 PROTEAS Lisa Mguqulwa, Kaden Meyer. WP U16 DISAS Liam Manuel, Reuben Jones, Mika Ryklief. WP U14 CENTRAL Adam Graham. WP U14 SOUTH Teagan Schaffers, Imad Heilbron, Calem Jeffery.

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The Two Oceans Aquarium The aquarium provides a wonderful relaxing, entertaining and educational pastime, especially in winter when the weather outside chases one indoors. The variety of small coloured fish provide endless photographic challenges. The low light combined with the constant movement of the fish and the thick glass make good clear photographs tricky. We enjoyed the clever lighting in the tanks, especially the "Jelly Gallery" - a mirrored hallway with cylindrical tanks full of floating pulsating jellyfish. The fluorescent hues of the various corals and anemones are a sight for sore eyes. The clown fish exhibit is particularly good fun for children who can "pop up" on the inside of the tank!

There are manned touch pools and microscopes. Upstairs are the penguins, oystercatchers and frogs. You need time or at least more than one visit to see all that is on offer. The shop has a variety of tourist gifts with a marine theme. We bought our tickets online to avoid standing in any queues. Pensioner and student tickets are discounted at R140. South Africans can get in free on their birthday. Children's prices range from R90 to R140. Adult tickets are R185. You will find the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V & A Waterfront. Open 365 days of the year till 6pm. Open 9am at the weekend. See www.aquarium.co.za.

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WINTER WELLNESS & BEAUTY

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SPECIAL FEATURE

WHY DOES MY SKIN GET TIGHT, DRY AND SENSITIVE IN WINTER?

If your skin’s protective moisture barrier is damaged, then simply layering on a rich moisturiser isn’t going to fix it. When the skin’s protective barrier gets damaged, it creates small, invisible cracks in the skin. Through these cracks, moisture can escape and irritants can enter more easily. Essentially, your skin has lost its protective bodyguard and can get tight, dry and sensitive. Once you remove the cause, your skin’s protective barrier will naturally repair.

HOW IS A MOISTURE BARRIER DAMAGED? • Exfoliating too often - the #1 cause

• Overly-drying, harsh cleansing products (bar soaps and high-foaming gel cleansers) • Topical prescription acne medications • Alcohol-based toners • Lack of sun protection • Daily use of acidic ingredients like ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) • High concentrations of any essential oils • Washing the face with water that’s too hot • Drinking alcohol • Smoking • Synthetic fragrances in skincare products • Dry climate (cold and wind) • Long airplane flights (generally anything over 5 hours) • Air conditioners • Skipping the use of moisturiser • Allergic reactions to skin care products • Medications that have dryness as a side

effect (such as antihistamines) • Genetics (Some skin types will naturally be prone to a weaker barrier) • Aging (the barrier starts to get more vulnerable after the age of 45)

TREATING A DAMAGED MOISTURE BARRIER Treat your skin like you would a baby’s skin. If you know your skin is acting unusually sensitive or just not feeling healthy, a good mindset to have when fixing a moisture barrier to lessen tight, dry and sensitive skin, is to treat your skin like you would a baby’s skin. This means keeping everything really simple and gentle until it gets repaired. Try to determine what is causing the problem and then make appropriate lifestyle changes. Your skin therapist will be able to advise you or refer you to a dermatologist, if necessary.  By Cheryl Pastor, Sublime Skin and Body. MICRONEEDLING

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SPECIAL FEATURE

TIME TO GET MOVING! SUCCESS AND EXERCISE GO HAND IN HAND

To most people, healthy movement = exercise. As in hours of cardio in the gym or km’s on the road in your running shoes. But moving your body is about so much more. Developing a body that moves well is your ticket to longevity and feeling more capable and confident in everyday life. Ultimately, how well we move — and how much we move — determines how well we engage with the world and how successful we can be at working towards achieving our larger purpose in life. If you move well, you also think, feel, and live well!

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There are many different types of physical activity to choose from. Find a few that work for you and be sure to vary them occasionally. Whether this is a daily walk with a friend, joining your local sports club or taking up something new, or finding a group fitness class where you feel part of a fitness community, the most important thing for improving and maintaining your general health and wellness is to move!  By Timony Siebert, Owner/Trainer Boundfit.

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WINTER WELLNESS & BEAUTY

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Know Your Food Labels

By law, a food label must include the energy content in kilocalories (kcal) and kilojoules (kJ), fats, saturated fats, carbohydrates, sugar, protein, and salt per 100 gram (g) or millilitre (ml). When you're rushing through your grocery shop, and you're looking for low sodium, do you bother to look if low sodium also means higher sugar? Be very aware of the packaging, it may have all the design elements of a totally natural, wholesome product until you read the actual ingredients. Understand your labels: Low Fat - Foods can only be labelled as 'Low fat' if they contain no more than 3g of

total fat per 100g (solids) or 1.5g of total fat per 100 ml (liquids). Low in Saturated Fat - this means it contains not more than 1.5g per 100g (solids) or 0.75g per 100ml (liquids) and not more than 10% of the energy content. Fat Free - to be true, the product needs to contain less than 0.5g of fat per serving. So, if you're on a low-fat diet, this might seem like a good choice. But, note that there is often extra sugar or starch added to make the product tasty. Reduced fat doesn't mean fat free - it is generally a 25% reduction in fat of the original product. 0 Grams Trans Fat - this contains less than 0.5g of trans fat. Trans fats are known to raise bad LDL cholesterol and lower good HDL cholesterol. Trans fats are sometimes replaced with unhealthy saturated fats, like palm oil. Definitely avoid any product with the words hydrogenated or partiallyhydrogenated. Light - this could refer to lower sodium or fat levels. Keep in mind, though, that sugar is often higher in these products.

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MONEY MATTERS

Money and your marriage By Sue Torr

Director Crue Invest Finding financial common ground in a long-term relationship takes time, compromise and communication, coupled with sound financial planning principles. Consider the following:

power in a relationship that should be an equal one, it can leave the financially responsible spouse feeling unsupported and overwhelmed.

1. KNOW EACH OTHER

Checking-in with your partner every time you make a purchase is unrealistic and impractical. What works in many marriages is to set a pre-determined spending limit which allows each partner to spend up to an agreed amount. This gives both parties freedom to spend while at the same time building trust and mutual respect.

While you and your spouse may hold similar beliefs, it is likely that you will each have different money personalities. The first step is to understand each other’s backgrounds and history with money. Sometimes one spouse is overly-cautious to the point of being frugal, whereas the other partner is happy to seek a balance between saving and spending. Break the barriers of miscommunication and lay the groundwork for more open dialogue.

2. HAVE HEALTHY MONEY CONVERSATIONS

Be fully transparent with your expenditure and avoid keeping financial secrets from each other. It is virtually impossible to work towards a common set of goals if one person is bringing half-truths to the table. If one partner remains committed to the joint goals while the other is secretly spending, resentment and mistrust are inevitable.

3. WORK TOWARDS (THE SAME) GOALS

Plan and work towards your goals as a couple. Ensure that each partner’s goals and dreams are voiced, heard and built into the financial plan. A goal without a plan is just a wish. Find a financial advisor who can build a financial plan that supports your goals.

4. SET UP YOUR FINANCIAL MECHANICS

Decide early on in your relationship whether to hold joint or separate bank accounts, who is responsible for tracking expenses and which partner pays the bond. There is no right or wrong way, as long as you are both happy with the arrangement.

5. CONSIDER YOURSELF EQUAL PARTNERS

Work out a division of labour that is right for your partnership and which ensures that both are involved. One of the worst mistakes you can make in a marriage is to allow one partner to take full control of the finances while the other remains ignorant. Not only does this upset the balance of

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6. SET SPENDING LIMITS

7. GROUND RULES FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Lending money to family and friends can cause enormous tension. The best way to avoid these situations is to lay down the ground rules at the outset of your relationship, giving you a joint, standard response helping you to stand your ground.

8. KEEP RECORDS

Divorce or separation are always possibilities so keep a record of all large purchases, and financial arrangements/ agreements between you and your spouse. These records will help ensure that your estates can be separated amicably.

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Joint financial planning is one of the most effective ways of investing in your marriage. Planning your financial futures together requires open communication and honest dialogue, together with compromise and a commitment to the joint plan. Through a joint financial planning process, your adviser will help you:

• Set joint financial goals for your future • Design a joint retirement plan • Ensure that each partner is provided for in the event of tragedy • Changing the beneficiary nominations on any policies • Advise you on funding for your children’s education • Structure your estates and ensure maximum tax-efficiency • Draft your last will and testament • Assist with budgeting and expenses Your adviser should also be a sounding board for all major financial decisions you take as a couple, and meet regularly with you to ensure that you remain on track to achieve your goals.

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9. LEAN ON EACH OTHER IN TOUGH TIMES

As a couple you are bound to experience periods of financial difficulty. Retrenchment, maternity leave, redundancy, failed business ventures and poor investment decisions can cause untold stress in a marriage. It is during these times that you need to lean on each other and recalibrate your financial plan.

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10. CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESSES

Take time out to reward yourselves for achieving your financial milestones, no matter how small. Whether it’s settling a student loan, paying off a vehicle or receiving a bonus, recognise the milestone and celebrate it together. A carefully designed framework, wellcommunicated ground rules and the creation of an equal partnership are key foundations for your financial future together. It makes sense to invest both in your marriage and for your future. 

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PRINCIPAL'S ARTICLE

WHERE ARE GOOD SOUTH AFRICAN TEACHERS GOING? Article by: Mike Van Haght High School Principal Cannons Creek Independent School

WHERE ARE THE TEACHERS?

This is a question being raised more and more when school principals (of all sorts of schools – government, independent, ex model C, township, high and primary) get together. In 38 years as an educator at four very different schools, 24 of these years as a principal at two of them, I have never experienced such a dire situation.

THE SUITABILITY OF APPLICANTS

Nowadays, if a teacher post is advertised, one still receives many applications but sadly, few of the applicants are properly qualified for the position. It is not uncommon to get language teachers applying for a maths position (for example), or high school teachers applying for a primary school position (or vice versa). Many of the applicants have been hopping between teaching and the corporate sector, a clear indicator that they may not be dedicated teachers. Burned out corporate accountants regularly apply for accounting teacher positions without any teacher training. I know of a school that has had to advertise a principal position three times because they have not had any suitable candidates who fit their requirements, applying for the position.

TEACHERS SEEKING A BETTER LIFESTYLE

The student teacher numbers in South Africa bear witness to this. Most of the teacher-colleges are closed and education faculties at many of our universities are operating at a fraction of their capacity. Speak to many of these student teachers and they will tell you that they have no intention of teaching (at least not in South Africa) or that they only intend teaching until their student loan is paid off or until “something better” in the corporate sector comes their way. This is not to say that there are not any good teachers out there.

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There still are gems to be found but sadly, their numbers are dwindling. My fear is that they generally are attracted to the more successful schools or schools that can afford to pay more. This does not augur well for the vast majority of South African schools.

WHY IS THIS THE CASE?

One reason is that teachers are no longer respected in South African society. There are many reasons for this but unless we start treating our teachers as professionals, we’re on a hiding to nothing. I acknowledge that the power of the pound and dollar will always attract our teachers overseas but South African corporate money should not be enticing teachers out of South African classrooms. We need to remunerate our teachers in a way that will enable them to live a decent life, commensurate with equivalently qualified peers.

TEACHERS ARE PROFESSIONALS

However, we need to ensure that the qualifications teachers attain at the end of four or more years of study, match the salary expectations. All too often, teacher training facilities accept students onto their courses without proper academic qualifications. How can we hope to make a good maths teacher out of someone who achieved 50% for matric mathematics? Teacher training needs a tougher and more rigorous selection process, similar to what is happening in countries such as Finland and Germany. In these countries only the top school achievers are accepted into teacher training programmes. And once on the course, students face a minimum of 5 years of study and often, 7 years or more.

CORPORATES NEED TO STEP UP

The Jakes Gerwel Fellowship run a good programme of rigorous student teacher selection, support and mentorship which

spans from the time of application, through a bachelor degree, a post graduate certificate of education qualification, two years of mentorship as a new teacher and culminating as a senior teacher who then mentors new teachers coming into the system. It is a system that ensures only the best and most suitable are selected and only quality teachers are brought into the system. We need more corporates to set up similar programmes as we cannot always expect government to do so.

DYSFUNCTIONAL SCHOOLS NEED REPAIR

In addition to this, we need to fix up the many dysfunctional schools in our country. Good standards of performance are to be expected of our teachers and good standards of work and behaviour are to be required of our pupils. The consequences of non-compliance need to be clear, fair and enforced. Without this, the dignity of teachers will always be compromised. This is a task for our education departments, governing bodies and school principals.

UNDERMINING TEACHER AUTHORITY

Parents also have a role to play. How often do parents undermine their children’s teachers at home? Comments such as “I’ll show that teacher who’s in charge” or “they can’t tell us what to do” are not helpful. Parents need to expect high standards of their children’s teachers while at the same time supporting them in their work.

A COMPLEX PROBLEM

The problem is a complex and challenging one and the few points listed here are not the silver bullet that will solve this critical problem. However, unless each and every one acknowledges the problem and accepts some of the challenge, who will be willing to teach our children and grandchildren? How can we entice good teachers back into our schools?

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PINELANDER Pinelander Dr Maria Jose is a medical doctor and a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow. As founder of DTAF - Design Thinking Africa, she shares her progress in this field of problem solving, her love for technology and her Master's Thesis work to address rural healthcare inequality through the effective recruitment of medical graduates. THE PATH TO BECOMING A MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOW

With a passion for facilitating change for the better in society, Maria has excelled as a leader and philanthropist from an early age. In 2007 at 19 years of age she was chosen as a Goldman Sachs Global Leader and before graduating with her MBChB with honours she was recognised by the Golden Key International Honour Society. Maria's acceptance as a Young African Leader into the Mandela Washington Fellowship Programme led to a six week course at Florida International University covering aspects of leadership training and business management, including sitting in on a Miami City Council meeting on procurement and environmental regulations. The training culminated in a summit in Washington DC where Maria presented an Ignite Talk on "Valuing Africa's Doctors". In the talk she highlights the fact that technology is so interwoven in society with enormous benefits for education and learning - but there remain many medical students who do not have access to computers to complete their studies. Maria launched a project to facilitate the donation of second-hand laptops to medical students in need. The project continues today and so far 15 laptops have been donated.

THE BIRTH OF DESIGN THINKING AFRICA

After completing The Foundations in Design Thinking course at the Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town where an holistic people centered approach is taught to solve complex problems. Maria believes Design Thinking is a vital skill which prepares students, entrepreneurs and organisations to innovate and adapt in competitive and

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challenging environments. Following on from her trip to the USA where the fellows apply for grants to continue their work for a year, Maria founded Design Thinking Africa (DTAF) - a movement to promote empathy and collaboration on the continent through Design Thinking training workshops that empower participants to solve complex problems. Verohanitra Andriambolanoro from the Mandela Washington Fellowship programme and Maria facilitated four training workshops on complex problem solving in Antananarivo, Madagascar earlier this year. Read more in the travel article on the opposite page about Maria's experiences in Madagascar.

IMPROVING THE WORLD OF WORK THROUGH RESEARCH

Applying her human-centered Design Thinking Africa principles, Maria is currently completing her Master’s degree in Public Health, researching how medical graduates’ choice of internship site is influenced by health facility attributes. She hopes the results can be applied by the healthcare sector to tailor recruitment packages that attract medical graduates to serve in rural areas most in need.

JOURNEY TO PINELANDS

Multi-talented Maria Jose born to teacherparents grew up in the mining town of Rustenburg with her brother and sister. When she was looking to study medicine, her brother, already in Pinelands, encouraged her to come to UCT. Pinelands became an obvious choice. 11 years later she and her medical doctor husband,

Shrikant Peters, who is a Medical Manager at Groote Schuur Hospital are happily settled here. Maria says she likes the fact that one can greet former lecturers and professors in the local shops and while out walking the dog.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Maria has many and varied interests and is adept at packing all her activities into the day. Her mornings are dedicated to exercise and creativity when she reads and writes, completes book reviews and attends to the DTAF newsletters. Emails are done after lunch along with skype calls and project management. Her favourite hobby is working on her public speaking and leadership skills at Cape Town Toastmasters which meets twice a month at the SASNEV center - "It is much more entertaining and fun that Netflix" says the recently elected Vice President of Membership at Cape Town Toastmasters. "The skill of speaking to an audience is invaluable in any sphere and I enjoy the company and the feedback of our club. The meetings are interesting and always full of good humour." Maria and Shrikant enjoy exploring the Western Cape and recording the places they have visited on a wall map. "Sometimes we surprise Capetonians by knowing more about their countryside than they do! Birdwatching is also a favourite of ours along with the SASOL bird book" says Maria. We thank Maria for the travel articles she has written for the Muse and we wish her well with the DTAF initiative and her Masters Thesis. 

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TRAVELLER

UNESCO World Heritage site Ambohimanga Palace

By Dr Maria Jose

Design Thinking Africa launches in Madagascar Lemurs in the Tsimbazaza zoo

A JOURNEY WITH A MISSION

Design Thinking Africa (DTAF), a Pan-African initiative sponsored through a grant by the US State Department’s Young African Leader’s Initiative (YALI), aims to equip civil society leaders to tackle complex social challenges by applying design-thinking methods. As DTAF founder I had the opportunity to travel to the “Red Island” to meet my collaborator, 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni, Ms Verohanitra Andriambolanoro at the Economic Development Board of Madagascar in the capital, Antananarivo.

FLIGHTS TO MADAGASCAR (MADA)

Flights between SA and Mada are currently limited to once a day but are set to increase in frequency as demand has increased in recent years. Several SA expatriates were on the inbound flight with me, they shared stories of their time working as engineers on the country’s East coast which is rich in nickel, cobalt and lithium reserves.

LIFE IN ANTANANARIVO (TANA)

My impression of the island nation is as a heady cocktail of cultural influences. Malagasy is the local language spoken widely across the island, but French remains the official language of business, I relied on translation apps and hand signals to communicate when English was not an option. I spent weekends exploring Tana,

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its city architecture a combination of cobble stone streets, 1950’s Renault 4’s used as taxis, a blend of new and old reflecting the history of the country. I visited UNESCO World Heritage site Ambohimanga Palace or Rova, once the seat of the Malagasy royalty of the Merina tribe before waves of colonisation by French and British forces.

CUISINE IN MADAGASCAR

Malagasy food consists of staples such as rice or noodle-based dishes and a range of freshly baked pastries, baguettes, croissants and madeleines reflecting Asian and French influences respectively. Interestingly, each day of the week hosts markets in different parts of the city, which are then named accordingly i.e. Thursday market, Friday market, Saturday market. Each one a hub of activity with food, second-hand clothes and spare parts on offer, a friendly local greeting of Salama is followed by strong haggling until a mutual consented price is agreed upon. The market’s bounty includes an array of tropical fruit, enticing for the humble South African palate, the delicious sugar apple or pomme cannelle, the deceptive tomato-replica keke fruit and varieties of banana I had never seen before. Apart from the cuisine there is of course the wildlife for which Madagascar is famous.

ENDEMIC WILDLIFE

The lemur or maki being the most wellknown that I met at the Tsimbazaza zoo, I was pleasantly surprised at how it enjoyed licking honey from my palms! The lemur’s tiny fingernails and soft hands feel like being touched by a baby. The island’s big cat, the fossa, looked more like a house cat than the

villainous predators they are portrayed as in the animated Madagascar movie.

THE IMPACT OF DTAF IN MADAGASCAR

Over the two weeks of my stay, DTAF hosted three workshops and an additional three presentations, reaching 85 participants from 10 organisations including: Youth First, The World Bank, Terami, Liberty32, St Laurent English Club, the Economic Development Board of Madagascar, the Ministry of Finance, the Embassy of Turkey and the Electoral Office to name a few. Each two-day workshop covered the design thinking mindset, process and skills in a team-based approach. Participants voted for the design challenge they would tackle during their workshop, the winning topics were fighting corruption, addressing youth unemployment and improving services for investors. Participants went to the streets to interview locals about the design challenge to understand their point of view and needs. Thereafter groups brainstormed ideas and rapidly built their idea at low-cost and tested it with the community to refine the assumptions made.

A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL

One participant’s feedback: ‘’I have never heard about design thinking before, I have found it interesting and much needed for my organisation where we work with youth issues‘’. By the end of my visit I was very impressed with the Malagasy civic leaders, each one creative, talented and proactive, eager to put their nation on the map with the right attitude to take the country forward. The trip was a great learning experience for me. Mada is unlike the other Southern African nations I have visited. It remains an utterly unique destination, well worth going off the beaten track to see. 

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PINELANDS NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Having a direct line of communication with SAPS is a key component in reporting suspicious activities in the fastest manner.

TWO-WAY RADIO AND WHATSAPP

The main link to SAPS is a two-way radio frequency. Some PNW members have their own radios and there are spare radios that may be borrowed when a member is out on a patrol. The two way radio is also a direct link to the two bigger armed response companies in Pinelands. At the last Pinelands Neighbourhood Watch AGM members considered the possibility of migrating from analogue to digital radios. Questions of how the migration would be done and what the new technology would be were raised. If you have any suggestions regarding a replacement strategy please contact: Peter Anders – vicechairman@ pinelandsnw.co.za; Roland Franklin – webadmin@pinelandsnw.co.za; or Maggs Hoosain – info@pinelandsnw.co.za. WhatsApp is also a major means of communication. The sector WhatsApp group

is successfully used to track suspects as they move from road to road. Without leaving your home, you can message the group.

PNW ENJOYS A CLOSE WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH SAPS

Our Sector Manager, Sgt White, is on almost all the communication groups and has a pretty good feel for exactly what is happening in Pinelands. He is very closely supported by the station’s acting station commander, Captain van der Berg, and there is almost daily contact between the Captain and at least one of the PNW sector leaders. Both Sgt White and the Captain have indicated that should you have any concerns, their doors are always open for you to come and see them. Pinelands Neighbourhood Watch receives regular communication from the Captain and Sgt White which is distributed to the

Above from Left: Sergeant White and Captain van der Berg community, either via WhatsApp, email or posting on the Pinelands Facebook pages.  The police in the Delta van are also very keen to interact with the community members so if you see them on the road please don’t hesitate to stop and say hello. In partnership with the South African Police Services and Community Policing Forum. Chairman: Heidi Ebrahim email: chairman@pinelandsnw.co.za Vice Chairman: Peter Anders email: vicechairman@pinelandsnw.co.za. See www.pinelandsnw.co.za.

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FOOD FROM THE HEART By Heleen Meyer

Warm citrus pudding Recipe from Food from the heart/Onthoukos Serves 4 - 6 45 ml (3 tbsp) soft butter 300 ml (240 g) sugar juice and finely grated rind of 1 lemon juice and finely grated rind of 2 limes 60 ml (¼ cup) cake flour 4 extra-large eggs, separated 300 ml milk 250 ml (1 cup) cream extra finely grated lime or lemon rind 1. Preheat oven to 180 °C. Lightly grease a 2,5 litre oven proof pudding dish. 2. Beat butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until well blended. Add the lemon and lime juice and rind and beat well. 3. Beat in flour, egg yolks, milk and cream. The mixture may curdle - just continue beating until well mixed – it won’t have an effect on the end result. 4. In a clean mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. This is easiest with an electric beater. Carefully fold into the rest of the mixture with a metal spoon, until just mixed. 5. Spoon batter into the greased dish. Place the pudding dish in a large oven proof dish. Pour boiling water around it so that the pudding dish is standing half-way in water to form a 'water bath' for even baking. 6. Bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the pudding is cooked and golden brown on top. Carefully test with a skewer, making sure only to ‘test’ the top layer, as the sauce layer that forms underneath, may make it seem as if the it is still uncooked. 7. Sprinkle with extra lime or lemon rind and serve warm.

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Heart-warming pudding As a child, this was one of my all-time favourite winter desserts. It’s called a selfsaucing citrus pudding and just what you need on a cold day. I can imagine the flavours as I am writing. The feather light batter on top has a sweet-sour sauce which forms underneath as it bakes and is quite a surprise element if you have never eaten this before. So, if you’re making this for the first time, don’t be alarmed when you dish up – this is how it’s supposed to be. My grandmother and mom used to make it with lemon, but I have experimented with other citrus flavours since. The combination of lemon and lime is absolutely delicious. Even orange can be added and any of the citrus options can stand on their own as the flavour profile, so decide what your family will enjoy most. Remember, when grating the colourful citrus rind, to use the small holes of the grater and don’t grate any of the white pith underneath, as it could be

bitter. Granadilla is also delicious in this dessert. Stir 1-2 tins of pulp into the batter for a refreshing variation. One technique that is important for the success of this pudding, is separating and beating the egg whites to a cloud of fluffiness. It’s really not difficult, just remember a few tips. Egg whites must always be beaten in a sparklingly clean and dry bowl – otherwise they won’t become light and fluffy. Egg whites at room temperature beat to a higher volume. Don’t overmix, as the whites could dry out. Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the yolk mixture, to retain as much of the incorporated air as possible. This dessert has so much delicious sauce that no custard, ice cream or other dairy is necessary when serving. The pudding can stand for about an hour before serving it, but keep it warm in a lukewarm oven, as it’s definitely best enjoyed warm.

Cook up a storm with Food from the heart Order a signed copy of Heleen’s recipe book, Food from the heart. South Africans are quite nostalgic about the food they ate as children. Food from the heart captures these memories in a wonderful selection of traditional recipes, sometimes with a modern twist. For more information or to order any of her books, visit www.heleenmeyer.co.za, email her on heleen.me@iafrica.com or like her Facebook page www.facebook.com/HeleenMeyerFood.

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Portrait: Neville Lockhart Food shot: Julian Goldswain

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