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The luck of the Irish PniĂŤl and Kylemore rugby clubs combine in historic match “It took a club from Ireland to bring PniĂŤl and Kylemore together.â€? These were the words of Austin Hewitson OBE, past president of Banbridge Rugby Club, after the historic match on 21 August in which PniĂŤl and Kylemore combined forces against Banbridge. The match which took place on Kylemore Sports Ground delivered very entertaining rugby and in a nail-biting finish, the men from Northern Ireland narrowly lost 3239. The home team started very strong and one could hardly believe that they only practised the day prior to this match. The Irish team fought back well and their forwards dominated the last quarter of the game. Banbridge, who plays in the Ulster Branch of the Irish Rugby Football Union, won promotion to League 2A last season and according to club president, Stephen Cross, they wanted to start this season strong, hence the tour to rugby mad South Africa. This was Banbridge’s second match of their South African tour. They narrowly lost 22-

International bonds: Players from the Irish rugby club, Banbridge, bonding with the players from PniĂŤl and Kylemore. 31 against False Bay in their first match, but came good against Kraaifontein 35-12, in the third. ‘The luck of the Irish’ is a common saying associated with bad luck, but judging from

everyone’s comments after the game, this Irish team might just have brought some good luck to the Dwars River Valley. They gave us a glimpse of what can be achieved when combining forces. It is also ironically appropriate that a team called Banbridge

acted as 'bridge' between these two proud local rugby clubs. Thank you Banbridge. May you experience a great season in your new league. See further article on page 11.

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Ek is in ‘n huis gebore!

ICA 01&/%": Riviernuus staff was recently invited to attend the Institute of Culinary Arts (ICA) Open Day at their premises in Banhoek.

Nie in ‘n hospitaal of kliniek soos my ouer suster Jocelyn nie. Nie omdat daar nie genoeg tyd was om my ma hospitaal toe te neem nie. Ook nie omdat my ouers nie genoeg geld gehad het om vir ‘n bevalling by die hospitaal te betaal nie. Om presies te wees: Ek was in ‘n donker kamertjie in ouma Henna (my pa se ma) se huis gebore. Dit was dan ook vir lank my susters se bynaam aan my: Donker Kamertjie!

Illustrasie: Gerald Maketees

The friendly ICA staff briefed the guests on the different things one can do with salt – even frying fish on a block of salt. Below see some of the scrumptious dishes that were on offer.

Illustrasie: Gerald Maketees

SALTED CUCUMBER Pickled cucumber & goat's cheese bitterballen and vegetable terrine with olive tapanade butter, served with pickled cucumber ribbons & cucumber granitĂŠ and garnished with Khoisan salt pearls.

SALT & VINEGAR Salt & pepper squid in a cone and salt block-fried fish served with salt & vinegar ice cream with a potato galett and garnished with Khoisan salt flakes.

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WENBRIEF: BAIE DANKIE AAN POLISIE Graag wil ek my dank en waardering uitspreek aan ‘Warrant Officer’ Colin Adams en kollega vir hul flinke diens.

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In hierdie tyd waar 'Tik' ‘n euwel is en ons as gemeenskap in huise ‘n stryd voer teen jongmense wat als in hul vermoĂŤ sal doen om hul dwelmstryd te volhou, het ek in die afgelope paar weke baie waardevolle items verloor deur diefstal. Van juweliersware tot kinderklere en baie ander items.

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Die Woensdag het ek gevoel genoeg is genoeg en het besluit om die polisie te kontak. Binne ‘n halfuur kon die polisie van die items terugbesorg, veral die warm kinderklere.

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So my geboorte was ‘n hele familie affĂŞre! Hoekom was ek dan by die huis gebore terwyl my ouer suster by die hospitaal haar oĂŤ vir die eerste keer oopgemaak het? Lees die berig op bl. 3 oor wat 40 jaar gelede gebeur het en my ouers laat besluit het dat hulle volgende kind liewers by die huis in ‘n donker kamertjie gebore moet word. Mooi bly!

BRIEWE MASQUERADE OF SALT Lemon marshmallow rolled in salt sherbert, salted caramel popcorn, apple shere with salted popping candy, miniature vanilla gateau with pink Himalayan salt and bitter drinking chocolate flavoured with vanilla Maldon salt.

Hulle beweer dis hoekom my vel bietjie ‘donkerder’ is as hulle s’n! Ek weet nie hoe hulle logika gewerk het nie, want dit beteken die meerderheid Suid Afrikaners is almal ook in donker kamertjies gebore! My ander ouma Jessie (ma se ma) het my by geboorte ‘gevang’ en sy’t my vir jare daaraan herinner wanneer ek iets gruweliks aangevang het. “Ek het jou gevang en ek kan jou weer terugstuur!�

Ek wil terselfdetyd my teleurstelling uitspreek teenoor mense in die gemeenskap wat hierdie gesteelde items van persone

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koop en nie dink en wonder waarvandaan dit kom nie. As u dit nie besef nie is u net so skuldig as die dief. Nogmaals baie dankie aan Warrant Officer Colin Adams. - Jenna Langeveldt

FROM LONDON, WITH LOVE

Dear Residents of the Dwars River Valley, I just wanted to say baie, baie dankie and enkosi for the warm welcome and hospitality you have shown me during my stay in the valley. The days just flew past! I finished my research at the end of August and I have now returned to London. It is summer here in the north, but I am missing the clear crisp air, the beautiful smiles, and the open-hearted way of my new friends and neighbours across the valley.

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As many of you know, I spent 2 months listening to the thoughts of people about poverty in the area and how it affects the health and wellbeing of children. I must now spend time studying what I have learned so that I may understand it better. I will keep in touch, and I will let you know what I have found by a series of articles in the Riviernuus. I hope that what you have taught me will also be of benefit to you as you work to make the community prosperous, peaceful, and united. Your resilience and generosity are a lesson for the entire world. Spring was in the air when I left, and in a few short weeks the trees will be green and the flowers in bloom. Wishing you a wonderful summer season, and speak to you soon! - Ayesha Kadir

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Hul stories

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40 JAAR GELEDE:

Fotos: Lawrence Gesin

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‘n Storie wat klink asof dit ‘n Hollywood fliektreffer kon wees. Dis die storie van Patrick en Ellen Lawrence en hul babadogter, Jocelyn, wat by geboorte omgeruil was. Jocelyn was eers na nege maande, in Augustus 1972, aan Patrick en Ellen terugbesorg en dit was verlede maand presies 40 jaar gelede dat hierdie gebeurtenis in die rustige dorpie van Kylemore plaasgevind het. Dit was die jong paartjie se eerste baba en hulle het met groot opgewondenheid die dogtertjie verwag. Die baba het toe glad nie na enigeen in die familie gelyk nie en dis hier waar die drama begin het. Die mense van Kylemore het begin praat, maar Ellen het vas geglo dat dit haar baba was. Patrick het meer en meer gedrink omdat hy gespook het met die moontlikheid dat dit nie sy baba is nie. Ongeag die stories en teorieĂŤ het Patrick en Ellen intussen ‘hulle baba’ as Jocelyn laat doop. Volgens Ellen was sy op 25 November 1971 die laaste mamma uit die hospitaal se badkamer en met haar terugkeer was daar net een baba in die babakamer. “Ek het aanvaar dat dit my kind was. Wie dink dan op daardie oomblik dat babas omgeruil kan word? Ek kon dus nie mense se skinderstories verstaan nie.â€? Die keerpunt het gekom toe Patrick een Sondag na sy Priester se huis ontbied was. Nog effens aangeklam het hy uit respek besluit om wel te gaan. Hy sĂŞ hy onthou nog elke liewe detail al is dit 40 jaar later. “SĂŞ my Patrick, wat is jou probleem in die lewe? Hoekoem tree jy op soos jy doen?â€? het Priester Piet Swartz gevra. Patrick het erken waarmee hy al die maande mee worstel, dat hy dink hy nie die pa van die kind is nie waarop die Priester toe sĂŞ: “Maar natuurlik is dit nie jou kind nie.â€? “Maar hoekom het u my nooit voorheen gesĂŞ nie?â€? “Jy het my nog nooit voorheen gevra nie,â€? “Maar waar is my kind dan?â€?  “Ek weet nie. Gaan soek jou kind.â€? “Waar?â€? “Die Here sal jou wys waar.â€? Patrick het toe vreeslik ongemaklik gevoel en homself uit die voete gemaak. Die volgende dag het hy diep nagedink oor die Priester se woorde en besluit toe om die Stellenbosch Hospitaal in Merrimanstraat te besoek, waar Jocelyn gebore was. Hy het homself voorgedoen as ‘n mediese student wat navorsing oor geboortes doen en so vasgestel dat daar op dieselfde dag as Jocelyn, tien ander babadogters gebore was.  Die detail van die partye was egter konfidensieel.  Patrick besluit toe maar om met die sak patats na vore te kom:  Hy dink daar was

Bo van links: Ma Ellen, Jocelyn Arnolds, Pa Patrick en Jocelyn Lawrence (25 jaar gelede) Heelbo: Baba Jocelyn Lawrence (oudste beskikbare babafoto) Bo: Baba Jocelyn Arnolds op 5 maande ‘n omruiling by die geboorte van hul baba. “Nee meneer, dis onmoontlik,â€? het die matrone hom probeer verseker. “Ons volg prosedures en so iets het nog nooit hier gebeur nie.â€? Toe Patrick sĂŞ dat daar altyd ‘n eerste keer is, het die een verpleegster haar kop laat sak. Iewers binne hom het hy ‘n bevestiging van sy vermoede gekry.  Dalk, net dalk, is dit wat gebeur het. By die huis aangekom het Ellen gesĂŞ dat ‘n vrou met die naam Fanny, woonagtig op ‘n plaas, ‘n paar minute voor of na haar ook geboorte geskenk het.  Patrick het al hoe sekerder van sy saak begin voel en soos die week gevorder het, ‘n vaste voorneme gemaak om te soek vir hulle kind, al neem dit die res van sy lewe.

“Maar my ^%#&* Jimmy! Ek het vir julle gesĂŞ dis nie julle kind daai nie!â€? Die Vrydagaand sit Patrick, sy pa Lesley en Ellen toe af op soek na Fanny iewers op ‘n plaas. Daardie jare het die hospitaal Sir Lowry's Pas, Somerset Wes, Kuilsrivier, Stellenbosch tot by Franschoek en die Paarl bedien. Waar begin mens dus vir hierdie naald in die hooimied soek?  Hulle ry toe maar eers in Spier se rigting, en draai links op die Annandalepad, oor die Somerset-Wespad verby Mooiberge. Dit was vinnig besig om donker te word en hulle besluit om die soektog die volgende dag voort te sit. Net toe vang ‘n plaashuis Patrick se oog en hulle besluit om tog maar gou daar ‘n draai te maak. Die boer sĂŞ toe dat dat daar wel twee Fanny’s op die plaas bly, maar dat hulle versigtig moet wees vir die kwaai honde en moontlike besopenes. ‘n Arbeider het oor een van die lande aangestap gekom en hulle wou toe weet waar Fanny woon.  Hy

Links: Patrick en Ellen Lawrence vandag

sĂŞ toe die een Fanny (sy niggie) het die vorige week Paradyskloof toe getrek en die ander een woon nog op die plaas. Met ‘n aansporing van ‘n beloofde bottel Oom Tas, spring die man in die motor en hulle vat die pad tot waar sy niggie woon. Patrick het self oppad gewonder hoekom hulle nie eers by die Fanny op die plaas aangegaan het nie, maar reken toe hulle moet in elk geval die neef van Fanny later terugneem. Daar aangekom en ‘n man, Jimmy, stap by die deur uit. Hulle breek toe die nuus dat daar ‘n moontlikheid is dat hulle baba met diĂŠ van Fanny geruil is met geboorte.  Fanny se ma kom ook uit om te kyk waaroor die petalje gaan en sonder om twee keer te dink sĂŞ sy toe: “Maar my ^%#&* Jimmy! Ek het vir julle gesĂŞ dis nie julle kind daai nie!â€? Dit was baie donker in die huis en agter in ‘n kamer was ‘n bed waar Fanny en ‘n baba gelĂŞ het. Na ‘n gesukkel om die vetlampie in ‘n Black Cat blikkie aangesteek te kry, was die vertrek verlig. Oupa Lesley het na die baba gekyk, na Ellen gedraai en gesĂŞ: “Daar lĂŞ jy, Ellen!â€? Van hier het die storie ‘n spoed van sy eie ontwikkel.  Bloedtoetse is gedoen wat Patrick se vermoede besvetig het en artikels oor die omruiling het koerante se voorblaaie gehaal. Die Lawrence’s het selfs aangebied om al twee babas groot te maak, maar daar is ooreengekom om elke paartjie hul biologiese babas terug te gee. Die Lawrence gesin het hul ‘nuwe’ baba weer as Jocelyn gedoop en Jimmy en Fanny Arnolds het hul nuwe baba se naam gehou as Jocelyn. Die omruiling van babas Jocelyn klink soos ‘n sprokie met ‘n gelukkige einde veral vanwee die feit dat die regte baba op die Lawrence’s se eerste soektog-aand gevind was. Die sielkundige aspek van die omruiling was egter baie meer intens. Die twee Jocelyn’s is nou 40 jaar oud en albei was die ongelukkige slagoffers van

onbewuste nalatigheid. Jocelyn Arnolds is nooit deur Fanny aanvaar nie en was deur haar ouma grootgemaak. Jocelyn Lawrence moes in haar kinderjare dikwels aan die kortste end trek van ‘n ma wat gesukkel het om haar te aanvaar. Hoe herstel 'n ma van die pyn na sy skielik moet afstand doen van ‘n baba na wie sy vir 9 maande lank met liefde omgesien het? Patrick het ‘n belofte aan God gedoen dat die Here hom kan gebruik as hy sy baba kry. Die kind is toe gevind en die Here gebruik Patrick nog tot vandag toe. Na die omruiling het Patrick en Ellen aan nog drie kinders geboorte geskenk: Wendell, Lecelin en Lazanne. Met die gebeure by die hospitaal nog vars in hul geheue, het die Lawrence egpaar besluit dat Wendell liewers by sy ouma se huis in Skoolstraat, Kylemore, gebore moet word. Lecelin en Lazanne is egter weer by Stellenbosch Hospitaal gebore. Jocelyn Arnolds bly tans in Kuilsrivier en Jocelyn Lawrence (nou Fordred) het in 2010 met haar man en dogter NamibiĂŤ toe getrek. Die vaarwel was een groot hartseer aangesien Ellen en Jocelyn intussen onafskeidbaar geraak het. Die sprokies van die werklike lewe is vol rose met dorings en as ons ons teen die dorings sny, vat dit soms baie lank voor ons weer die skoonheid van die rose raaksien. Wat ons die werklike Oscar-wenners van die wĂŞreld maak, is ons geloof in die mooi en goeie en ons vermoĂŤ om roostuine te bly kweek, al steek die dorings ons soms. Patrick, Ellen en die twee Jocelyn’s - ware Oscar Wenners - elk in hul eie reg. Klein wĂŞreld... Die joernalis wat destyds vir Die Burger oor die omruiling berig het, was ‘n ene Conrad Sidego - vandag Burgemeester van Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit.


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Four Qualified Chefs in Kylemore Stellemploy held its graduation ceremony on 18 August at the Apprentice Restaurant in Andringa Street, Stellenbosch and four of the ten chef graduates hail from Kylemore. Ivonè Hamilton, Mechealle Adams, JamyLee Schrüder and Loretta Van Wyk received their City & Guild Certificates after undergoing one year of stringent education and training. It covered all facets of the culinary industry with an internship at Apprentice Restaurant. This chef’s course is an initiative from Stellemploy in conjunction with the Institute of Culinary Arts (ICA). Ms Léta du Toit October, Stellemploy lecturer, congratulated the graduates on reaching the finish line. She urged them to keep on believing in themselves. “You should feel very proud of your achievement as you can make a difference in other peoples’ lives. Believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that you are that light for someone else,” she told the students. The qualification makes the graduates industry-ready and four students have already received employment. Congratulations with your achievements Chefs. The world is your oyster!

Greshne Lee van Wyk from Johannesdal has been selected as one of Team South Africa’s five physiotherapists at the Paralympic Games in London. Mechealle (middle) with parents Nicholas and Alice Adams

She is a physiotherapist at Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) and has promised to tell Riviernuus readers all about her experience at the Games upon her return. Congratulations Greshne!

Ivoné Hamilton with her parents Abraham en Daphne

From left: Rev Willie and Ms Muriel Koopstad, Jamie-Lee Schruder with parents Mary and Michael.

Loretta (middle) with parents Rosemin and Arnold van Wyk

Willene kén haar Woorde

Oud-hoofdogter kry Diploma PC Pietersen Primêre Skool se hoofdogter van 2003, Lezhane Scheepers (22), het op 17 Augustus haar Nasionale Diploma in Kantoor Administrasie by Boland Kollege ontvang.

Willene (6) is die dogter van Wilton en Frangeline Williams en is ‘n Graad 1 leerder by Weber Gedenk in Jamestown.

Hierdie oud-redaktrise van Kylemore Hoërskool se skoolkoerant, Die Kanarie, werk tans as administratiewe klerk by Stellenbosch Museum.

Hierdie spelprinses was reeds gekroon as streekswenner en met haar jongste prestasie het sy na die Provinsiale kompetisie deurgedring. W-e-l-g-e-d-a-a-n Willene!

Wrapped in SA colours: Physiotherapist Greshne Lee van Wyk

Graduates with lecturers and sponsors

Willene Jade Williams van Pniël het onlangs die Woorde open Wêrelde (WOW) se spelkompetisie gewen.

Van die woorde wat sy moes spel was: b-a-n-g, o-l-i-f-a-n-t, f-o-n-t-e-i-n, b-l-o-m-b-a-k, d-e-u-r-g-a-n-g.

Willene Williams pronk met haar wenmedalje

Physio at Paralympics

Baie geluk Lezhane!

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DID YOU KNOW It is generally assumed that Paralympics means disabled people. This perception is not true as the word Para is of Greek origin meaning beside or alongside. The name was therefore given to indicate that the Paralympics runs alongside the Olympic Games and does not have any association with the word disabled. Just like a paramedic means someone that works alongside a doctor.

Well done to Team South Africa for bringing home all the medals! We are extremely proud of you.


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GEMEENSKAP Nuus

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"Mamma, Liewe Jesus gaan vir ons 'n huis en 'n kar stuur." Dit was die woorde van die 11 jarige Lindzay van Wyk aan sy ma, Liezl, 'n paar dae gelede. Lindzay het 'n verkorte regterarm en -been en is blind nadat daar komplikasies met sy geboorte was. Hy ly ook aan Epileptiese aanvalle en gebruik baie sterk medikasie. Suster Marlene Tyatheka, 'n gesondheidswerker by Hospice, het sy geval en omstandighede drie maande gelede aan Woolworths Stellenbosch Square gestuur. Maouna Riffel van Woolworths se 'Corporate Social Investment Committee' sĂŠ hulle wou aanvanklik 'n rolstoel, kos en klere skenk. Nadat hulle egter 'n huisbesoek gedoen het, wou hulle graag 'n meer permanente verskil in Lindzay se lewe maak deur middel van 'n Wendy-

huis. Die hele personeel van Woolworths Stellenbosch Square het 'n bydrae gelewer. Verkope was gehou onder personeellede asook 'n kareoke aand om fondse in te samel.

'n Oorstelpe Liezl sĂŞ baie dankie aan die personeel van Woolworths Stellenbosch Square vir hierdie gebaar. Sy vertel dat sy die oproep met die wonderlike nuus ontvang het 10 minute na gemeenskapswerkers Siena Charles, Marietjie Steyn en Claire Steyn se huisbesoek en gebede.

Bo: Konstruksie van die huis Onder: Huis voltooi

“My geloof in God het wondere verrig� "Ek is dankbaar vir hulle gebede en ook die krag wat gebed dra. Verder bedank ek ook my ma Baby en Oudste Neville Benjamin wat my aangemoedig het om goeie moed in God te hou. My geloof in God het wondere verrig," se 'n dankbare Liezl. Een van Lindzay se voorspellings het waar geword en die Wendy-huis was op 30 Augustus opgerig.

Local Principals visit China

Aflewering van die Wendy-huis materiaal: Van links: Diego Lewis (Woolworths), Siena Charles, Liezl van Wyk, Justine Robyn (Woolworths), Maouna Riffel (Woolworths) Voor: Lindzay en sy jonger sussie Lee-Zayne

INVITATION FOR NON-EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS FOR DWARSRIVIER TOURISM Dwarsrivier Tourism is in the process of becoming an independent office so as to become more effective in promoting tourism and developing tourism businesses in this region. Therefore nominations are invited for candidates from the Dwarsrivier, PniĂŤl, Lanquedoc, Johannesdal and Kylemore, communities for non-executive board members to serve for an initial two year term. The candidate needs to have strong managerial and marketing skills to be able to guide the management of the Dwarsrivier Tourism office to achieve their objectives. The objectives are to promote the Dwarsriver Valley as a viable tourist destination. Board members would develop strategies to promote tourism entrepreneurs and marketing of tourism products in each of the Dwarsrivier areas, namely PniĂŤl, Lanquedoc, Johannesdal and Kylemore. They would also be responsible for corporate governance at the Dwarsrivier Tourism office. Candidates must be nominated in writing by at least two members of the Dwarsrivier community. The candidate must confirm his/her candidature in writing and include his/her CV with the nomination form.

Delegation at the Great Wall of China (Beijing) Standing from left to right: Mr Eddie Adams, Ms Glynis Rippenaar, Ms Lucy Mbenenge, Mr Johann Burger, Prof Frank Wang, Mr Clive Hendrickse, Dr Brian Wilson, Mr Lance Cyster, Mr Adam de Vries, Mr Charl Schoeman and Mr Ruben November

A South African Education delegation, consisting of eight local South African school principals and two WCED officials from the Cape Winelands Education District, has just returned from a very successful fact-finding visit to China. The delegation, consisting of principals at whose schools Mandarin is taught as an extra-mural subject, were invited by Prof George Xie of the Confucius Institute of the University of Stellenbosch, and the Institute’s head office in Beijing, to visit China. The delegation consisted of Dr Brian Wilson (Head of Curriculum: CWED), Mr Johann Burger (Deputy Chief Education Specialist) and the following principals: Mr Eddy Adam (JJ Rhode Primary School), Mr Lance Cyster (Wes-Eind Primary School), Mr Adam de Vries (Kylemore High School), Mr Clive Hendricks (Lßckhoff High School), Ms Lucy Mbenenge (Dalubuhle Primary School), Mr Ruben November (PniÍl Primary School), Ms Glynes Rippenaar (St Idas RC Primary School) and Mr Charl Schoeman (Worcester Gymnasium). These principals were accompanied to China and back by Prof Frank Wang of the Confucius Institute, who acted both as a guide and a translator.

The South Africans started their tour in Beijing. The leader of the delegation, Dr Brian Wilson, addressed the senior staff at the Head Office of the Confucius Institute in Beijing, the University of Xiamen (near Taiwan) and at schools in Xiamen City. The main purpose was to build bridges between South Africa and China, based on an understanding of both countries’ languages, cultures and potential economic cooperation. The delegation was given the opportunity to examine the Chinese educational system and their best practices. What most impressed the delegation was the Chinese work ethic, their 21st century educational curriculum, the learners’ discipline (they know from a young age what vocation they will be pursuing one day), the ultramodern infrastructure and the commitment and dedication of the Chinese teachers. After official engagements, the delegation was treated to true Chinese hospitality, cuisine, taken to visit the Great Wall of China, the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the ancient settlement of Fujian Tulou in the mountainous area of China. The visit to China will be followed by a Chinese delegation visit to Stellenbosch in October 2012. - Article by Johan Burger

Nomination forms are available from the Dwarsrivier Tourism Office, Municipal Offices, Main Road, PniĂŤl. A full description of the criteria and qualifications applicable is available on the Dwarsrivier Tourism website www.dwarsriviertourism.org.za . Completed nomination forms should be returned to the Dwarsrivier Tourism Office, Municipal Offices, Main Road, PniĂŤl or P.O. BOX 441, PniĂŤl, 7681 or by email to manager@dwarsriviertourism. org.za clearly marked for the attention of Dwarsrivier Tourism Board Adjudication Committee.

The closing date for nominations is 14h00 Friday 28th of September 2012.

UITNODIGING VIR NIE-UITVOERENDE RAADSLEDE VIR DWARSRIVIER TOERISME Dwarsrivier Toerisme is in die proses om 'n onafhanklike kantoor word om meer effektief te word in die bevordering van toerisme en die ontwikkeling van toerisme-ondernemings in hierdie streek. Daarom word nominasies ingewag van kandidate uit die Dwarsrivier, PniĂŤl, Lanquedoc, Johannesdal en Kylemore gemeenskappe om as nie-uitvoerende raadslede te dien vir 'n aanvanklike termyn van twee jaar. Die kandidaat moet sterk bestuurs-en bemarkings vaardighede hĂŞ om sodoende in staat te wees om die bestuur van die Dwarsrivier Toerisme kantoor te begelei om hul doelwitte te bereik. Die doelwitte is om die Dwarsrivier Vallei as 'n lewensvatbare toeristebestemming te bevorder. Raadslede sal strategieĂŤ ontwikkel om toerisme-entrepreneurs en bemarking van toerisme-produkte te kan bevorder in elk van die Dwarsrivier areas naamlik PniĂŤl, Lanquedoc, Johannesdal en Kylemore. Hulle sal ook verantwoordelik wees vir die korporatiewe bestuur van die Dwarsrivier Toerisme kantoor. Kandidate moet skriftelik genomineer word deur minstens twee lede van die Dwarsriviergemeenskap. Die kandidaat moet sy / haar kandidatuur skriftelik bevestig en ook sy / haar CV met die nominasievorm byvoeg. Nominasievorms is beskikbaar by die Dwarsrivier Toerisme Kantoor, Munisipale Kantore, Hoofweg, PniĂŤl. 'n Volledige beskrywing van die toepaslike kriteria en kwalifikasies is beskikbaar op die Dwarsrivier Toerisme webwerf www.dwarsriviertourism.org.za Voltooide nominasievorms moet teruggestuur word aan die Dwarsrivier Toerisme Kantoor, Munisipale Kantore, Hoofweg, PniĂŤl ingedien of gerig word na Posbus 441, PniĂŤl, 7681 of per e-pos na manager@dwarsriviertourism.org.za duidelik gemerk vir die aandag van Dwarsrivier Toerisme Raad Beoordelingskomitee.

Die sluitingsdatum vir nominasies is 14h00 Vrydag 28 September 2012.


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Food for Thought Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. ~ Cree Indian Proverb

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Goeie dag alle planteliefhebbers! In hierdie uitgawe gaan ons kyk na een van ons mees belangrike plante. Bome. 1 September is wel bekend as lentedag. Het u geweet dat 1 September ook bekend staan as boomplantdag? 1-7 September bekend staan as boomplantweek en 1-30 September bekend staan as boomplantmaand? So ons het geen verskoning om te sĂŞ dat ons boomplantdag gemis het nie, want dit is nog die hele maand!

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Boomplantdag se oorsprong was in 1872 in die VSA in die omgewing van Nebraska. ‘n Sekere Mr J Sterling Morton het die plaaslike landbouraad oorreed om ‘n dag bekend te maak vir die planting van bome, in die boomlose vlaktes van Nebraska. Hiermee saam was daar ook gefokus op die waarde van bome soos die beskerming van grond, vrugte, bieding van skadu asook om te gebruik vir die maak van geboue. Binne 2 dekades was boomplant dag gevier in elke staat van die VSA. Boomplant dag was die eerste keer in 1983 in Suid Afrika gevier. As bron van boumaterial, kos, medisyne, beskerming en algemene versiering, speel bome ‘n belangrike rol in ons gemeenskappe. Elke

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jaar word organisasies, skole en die publiek gevra om betrokke te raak met die planting van bome om ons omgewing so ook te versier. Het u geweet dat die bome van die jaar alreeds uiteengesit en besluit is tot 2020? Vir elke boomplant week, word meer as een boom identifiseer: een algemeen bekende boom en een skaars-spesie boomsoorte. Vir 2012 is die boom van die jaar is Syzygium cordatum (Water berry, Waterbessie). Die ander twee bome ook ge-identifiseerd is Protorhus longifolia (Red Beech, Rooiboekenhout) en Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (Black Mangrove, Swartwortelboom). ‘n Term wat algemeen en wel bekend is Koolstofvoetspoor (Carbon Foorprint). Dit is u persoonlike maatstaf van hoeveel koolstofdioksied u veroorsaak. Behalwe die koolstofdioksied wat ons uitasem, is dit hoofsaaklik die uitlaatgasse van ons voertuie, energie gebruike, fabriek uitlaatgasse, vliegtuie, ens. wat dit veroorsaak. Aan die ander kant weer groei bome en absorbeer en stoor hul koolstofdioksied wat deur menslike gebruike vrygelaat word en stel weer suurstof vry wat deur die mens en dier benodig word om asem te haal. Is ons natuur nie wonderlik nie?

Arbor Week Programme Stellenbosch Municipality will be celebrating its annual Arbor Week celebrations with a special programme from 3 - 7 September 2012. This year, focus will be placed on the value that trees add to our daily lives and why it is important conserve them. It is especially relevant this year as the oldest monuments growing in Ryneveldt Street, Stellenbosch, are 200 years old! This year's national theme is: Our Forests, our Future. Celebrate this achievement this year by planting a tree or attending some of the activities in the programme below. In addition, various tree planting activities will be undertaken during September.

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Monday, 3 September

A guided walk visiting special trees growing in Stellenbosch Town Centre. Representatives from all the high schools in Stellenbosch were invited. 10h00 - 11h30. Thereafter a tree climbing demonstration in Jan Marais Nature Reserve by one of our local arborists.

Tuesday, 4 September

An educational workshop focussing on the important role that trees play in the built environment. Plein Street Library Hall, Stellenbosch. 9h00 - 12h00

Wedneday, 5 September

'A culture is no better than its woods'... Experience the trees of Stellenbosch with the fresh eyes as we take a morning walk from Stellenbosch Mountain down to town and explore the importance of the peri-urban forest. The event is hosted by arborist Riaan van Zyl and his wife. Your own transport is required. Bring along your walking shoes, water and a friend. 9h00 - 12h00. Contact Helen van Zyl for details at 072 470 2124.

Thursday, 6 September

A guided walk visiting special trees growing in Franschhoek Town Centre with representitives from the local high schools. 10h00 - 11h30

Tree Planting Event hosted by Leaf-a-Legacy Project in Paradyskloof Road, Paradyskloof. 13h00 - 14h30

Tree Planting Event at Groendal High School from 12h00. Friday, 7 September

Mayoral Tree Planting Event in Long Street, Cloetesville with the primary schools of the suburb. An interactive educational drama will be performed as part of the activities at the Eikestad Hall, Cloetesville and is co-hosted by the Department of Environment Affairs and Development Planning. 10h00 - 13h00 Blessing of the Old Oaks, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch from 18h00 - 19h30. A special ceremony which will emphasise the bicentenary of the oldest oaks growing in Stellenbosch.

10 - 14 September

Tree donations to residents - please contact Samantha Balie at samantha@stellenbosch.org or 021 808 8160/1 for a tree.

For further details contact Portia Bolton at 073 848 4731 or email portiab@stellenbosch.org

Het u geweet dat ouer bome meer Koolstofdioksied verwerk as jonger bome? Een plantsoort wat die meeste koolstofdioksied verwerk is die Spekboom (Portulacaria affra). Dit is dus baie belangrik dat ons soveel as moontlik bome plant en beskerm om te help verseker dat ons as mens en dier genoeg suurstof het om te oorleef. Aan die ander kant is dit ook belangrik dat ons so veel as moontlik ons impak verminder en so min as moontlik koolstofdioksied vrylaat. Wees dus bewus dat die vernietiging van bome en woude baie nadelig vir ons almal is. Die belangrikheid van bome in ons gemeenskappe en natuurlike omgewing kan nie meer beklemtoom word as gedurende September nie. Geniet boomplantmaand. Groetnis!


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Launch of a Sustainable Development Strategy The BTT has developed a ground-breaking and far reaching Sustainable Development Strategy for the entire Dwars River Valley. This strategy will guide social development and community upliftment over the next 20 years. As part of piloting this strategic framework, the BTT has already implemented some projects around food-security in Lanquedoc and Meerlust. Over the last month the BTT got involved in a soup-kitchen in Lanquedoc and soon a meeting will be held with soup kitchens in the rest of the valley. “The launch of this strategy is long overdue,” according to the Chairperson of the Trust, Mr Desmond Adams. He, like Mr Mike Fraser, Trustee from Pniël, believe this strategy “will provide a clear road-map for the sustainable future this unique valley so richly deserves.” The strategy draws from innovative and cutting edge thinking and practises, from both the developed and the developing world. It is as far as we know the first of its kind in South Africa, not only in terms of its far-reaching proposals and its clear programs, but also in terms of its extensive research. In addition the development of this strategy will take place in a number of phases, all of which are aimed to provide the maximum opportunity for public participation and input.” For that reason the BTT has developed a base-document as draft “Framework for Social Development; Towards a Sustainable Future by 2032.” In addition much research was done in respect of the soil-quality and the wateravailability for our land. This will allow the BTT to implement a small-scale farming project as well as some commercial farming ventures. Soon an announcement in this regard will be made since all the preliminary results have shown very positive signs of economic viability. “The people of the valley have waited long enough for this kind of program. In Lanquedoc there are a lot of challenges around unemployment and poverty. They would be happy to know the BTT is now in a position to take us forward with a clear and integrated strategy,” said trustee Mona Kleinschmidt. The draft framework will be launched on the proposed date of 28 September 2012, at 19:00 at the offices of the BTT. All councillors, sub-trustees, chairpersons and secretaries, as well as principals of schools/ crechés and religious leaders are invited to this occasion. For logistical reasons those interested in attending must please confirm with Mr Charles Quint, at 021-300 1068 or email at info@bttrust.co.za. This strategy is the first concrete step in realizing the objective of a caring, united, prosperous and safe valley, with a sustainable and secure future. It wants to build on the competitive advantages of the area, amongst other its breathtaking

BTT involved in the soup kitchens and other community projects natural beauty, its potential strategic partners in the private sector and its greatest asset; the people of Lanquedoc, Kylemore, Johannesdal, Meerlust and Pniël. It builds upon the injunction on the trust deed of the BTT, which enjoins us to “give to poor, to young and to old, without reservation, favour or prejudice, consistent with the dictates of its Trust Deed, the “birth-certificate” of a united and prosperous Dwars River Valley - a microcosm of South Africa.” In the final analysis this strategy is about our children, about their future and about the kind of community they will both build and inherit. We cannot standby when our kids are dying because of substance-abuse, suicide, poverty, unemployment and hopelessness. The BTT believes in a people’s-centred approach and a fundamental notion

of the organisation is captured in the slogan: “Nothing for us without us!” We believe our people are our greatest asset. As a result the development agenda should be in their hands. We don’t need welfare or handouts, but we need a process and system designed by us and for us, where the ordinary residents become torchbearers of stability, of safety, of hope and of development. The BTT is ready and able to launch a new age of developed and prosperity in partnership with its people and sister-organisations in the valley and beyond. We trust that all our people will take the time to participate in the development of this strategy, as a guiding-framework for development in the valley.

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Property Development & Housing in Partnership with Government Small-scale Farming and Sustainable Agriculture, in partnership with Land Affairs and the Department of Agriculture; Tourism and a Conservation Centre; Leisure and Entertainment Centre; Environmental Education and Conservation; Animal Rescue and Enclosure Centre; Capacity-building and Support for Early Childhood Development Centres; A research facility that will focus on Poverty and Developmental Studies; A job-creation program to provide work for unemployed youth, youth at risk and those in conflict with the law.


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It’s Official. The between Kylemore Secondary Schools and best sporting Dwars River Valley.

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While we were still basking in the afterglow of Mandela Day and the success of Team South Africa at the London Olympics, along comes the derby at Dwars River Valley Sports Stadium on Saturday 18 August 2012 to establish itself as the most supported event in the Valley. This derby was a defining moment not only for Kylemore High School but for the entire community of the Dwars River Valley. The attendance at this event was the best ever seen at any event in the Valley. The stadium was filled to capacity. Cars were parked in the adjoining PniĂŤl Primary School grounds, with long queues of cars lining the Main road and the road leading into Lanquedoc.

This must surely rank as the most pleasant derby ever between the 2 schools. The atmosphere inside the stadium was one of pure cheer and excitement, and the discipline was above reproach.

But this didn’t happen by chance. The Sunday before the derby the Principals, Teachers and Learners of the two schools attended a special service at PniÍl Congregational Church dedicated to the derby. At this service the purpose and goals of sportsmanship for the derby were emphasized. The gathering was reminded about the true values of sports which mostly get lost in competition. To remember that always giving thanks to God for our gifts and talents and our contribution should be the food with which to feed our souls. This gathering shows what can be achieved when those vital partnerships that make a strong community are forged. The partnership of Community, Church and School has always been the backbone of a successful community. Our youth can only benefit from such a partnership. Youth is a unifying force in community. An alternative future opens when we shift our view of youth from problem to possibility, from deficiency to gift. If we care enough about youth instead of trying to control

them, then we as adults have to deal with our own prejudice. This means we have to change the nature of our conversation. Create places and people that welcome youth, where youth see themselves reflected in those who have chosen to work with them. Our youth is in most instances, a reflection of the world we have helped create. The success of the derby also proves the value of sports for social cohesion, bringing people together in a sense of belonging, pride and respect. “Sport transcends economic, social, political, race, language, and religious barriers, promotes intercultural dialogue, strengthens interaction and enhances cooperation. Sport has the power to unite people in a way little else can. It breaks down racial barriers, it laughs in the face of all kinds of discrimination. Sport speaks to people in a language they can understand.� - Nelson Mandela. Kylemore Secondary School has the unique distinction that as the only High School in the Valley it serves the whole community of the Dwars River Valley. It is our collective responsibility as a community to take our support for the school to a more holistic

level, to support the school, and the other schools in our community to become institutions of Character and centres of academic excellence. A sure way of achieving this is for all of us to show the necessary respect and appreciation for our Teachers as they go beyond the call of duty to ensure the development of our children. As a community blessed with abundant gifts we can volunteer our many and varied talents to serve the needs of our youth. Our schools are waiting for our contribution. How can we help? “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.� - Nelson Mandela Join the conversation. Kom praat saam. Masikhulume. Contributions can be sent to michael.fraser0@gmail.com

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On Thursday the 9th of August, South Africa celebrated National Women’s Day. This day commemorates the march on the same day in 1956 when 20,000 women came together in Pretoria to defend the freedom of movement. They marched in protest against legislation that required Africans to carry their "pass� during the apartheid era. In large part due to the struggles and perseverance of women mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters - on the 9th of August 2012, South Africans are no longer restricted by the pass or by the apartheid regime. In Kylemore, it was a warm, sunny day made even brighter by well-wishing and entertainment. To celebrate the strength and courage of the women of 1956, Kylemore held a march of a different kind.

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The morning started off with the support group women, led by Auntie Siena Charles, knocking on doors across the village and giving words of strength and support to the ladies of the houses. Every girl and lady they found received a ribbon to wear in honour of the women of South Africa and across the globe.

Dancing to the tunes: Laetitia Florence and Katie Daniels

Guests at the Women's Day Celebrations, Community Hall, Kylemore In the afternoon, a high tea was held at the Kylemore Community Hall, where about 25 women had gathered together. David King and David Williams entertained the ladies with music and laughter, and they were applauded with a chorus and dancing in return. The message:

Dwars River Valley women, you are strong, you are beautiful, and you are loved.


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September 2012

Organisasie

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In PnĂŻel staan ‘n gebou wat al oor baie dekades die gemeenskap dien. 'n Gebou met ‘n geskiedenis wat strek tot in 1862: die Losiesaal. Volgens die titel-akte dokumentasie is die plaas De Goede Hoop op die 23ste Mei 1708 nagelaat aan die erfgename van Susanna de Vos, die weduwee van Nicolaas de la Hay, waarna dit op die 18de Junie 1862 die eiendom van H.H. Wicht geword het. Op die 29te Augustus 1895 koop die PniĂŤlsche Onderlinge Zamewerking Vereeniging (Die Losie) “298 square Roods & 83 do. Feet of Freehold Landâ€? van die plaas De Goede Hoop teen 180 pond. Op die grond was ‘n op-blok. In vandag se terme ‘n tipe van “holding cellâ€?. Die opblok was opgerig deur die boere van die omgewing omdat die naaste polisiestasies vĂŞr van PnĂŻel was.

Na die PniĂŤlsche Onderlinge Zamewerking Vereeniging die grond en gebou gekoop het word die op-blok omskep in ‘n winkel. Die winkel was bedryf deur ‘n IndĂŻer man genaamd Parker en sy gesin. PnĂŻel was daardie jare nog onderworpe aan die wet van sendingstasies en daarvolgens kon slegs een IndĂŻer of wit persoon in die dorp gewoon het. Volgens Mnr Ruthford (voorsitter van die Losie) is daar nog baie van die ouer geslag wat staaltjies vertel oor Parker. Na Parker het Andrew Williams die winkel oorgeneem en het dit ook ‘n slaghuis met klein slagpale aan gekry. Die beeste vir die slagpale was aangekoop by die vendusie op Klapmuts. ‘n Deel van die gebou is omskep in ‘n kamertjie wat eers verhuur was aan John Mentoor en daarna aan Claude Cyster. Op die manier is die Losie waarskynlike nie net een van die oudste mediese fondse in die land nie, maar ook een van die eerste beleggingsmaatskappye! Later jare word ‘n saal aangebou om funksies in aan te bied. Die department

Die PniĂŤl Losiesaal van Onderwys huur die gebou vir baie jare van die Losie, en so gaan baie van die ouer geslag, insluitend Mnr Ruthford hier skool. So was die Losie saal nog altyd ‘n gebou wat die gemeenskap van PnĂŻel dien, en in vandag se dae word ‘n deel van die gebou as naaldwerk kamer gebruik. Mnr Ruthford sien die rol van die Losie as ondersteunend tot die gemeenskap. Dit was daarom een van die oorwegende redes waarom die Losie grond beskikbaar gestel het vir die jong mense van die vallei.

Mayor concerned

He appealed to the community to assist the police to bring the perpetrators to book. He went further and said that, “We cannot tolerate the theft which occurred here and I appeal to community members and leaders to join forces with the municipality, neighbourhood watches and the SAPS to take back our communities. The illegal connections not only affect the operation of the school and the future of the learners,

Dit hang alles af van die volgende geslag wat die vallei bewoon.

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Conrad Sidego, the Executive Mayor of Stellenbosch Municipality, is very concerned and disturbed by the illegal power connections which have left the Kayamandi High School without electricity for more than a week.

Sidego said that the municipality has been in discussions with the school’s principal and key community leaders, encouraging them to take the matter up with the Department of Education. It was, therefore, a pity that the illegal march took place.

Hierdie grond het behoort aan ‘n weduwee, en soos die weduwee se kruik kan hierdie grond, organisasie en gebou, die kruik word wat die Dwarsriviervallei bly voed.

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Sidego received the students who had marched from their school, at the municipality and explained that the Department of Education needed to address their problem, as the sub-station was located on the school premises, and fall outside the municipality’s jurisdiction.

Die jong mense van PniĂŤl en die Dwarsriviervallei moet nou op hul beurt eintlik weer die Losie en sy saal die 21ste eeu in lei.

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Illegal power connections which left school in the dark

The school’s electricity supply was interrupted after illegal connections were made to the school’s electricity substation located on the school premises. The students appealed to the municipality to help stop the illegal electricity connections which left them without power and interrupted their educational programmes.

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Stem dus nou vir jou nuusmaker en staan ‘n kans om opwindende pryse te wen. Sms of epos die nommer van jou keuse na 083 533 3163 of kompetisie@ riviernuus.co.za. Deelnemers sal ook op Facebook kan stem deur die Riviernuus ‘page’ te besoek. Die wenner sal volgende maand in ons verjaarsdaguitgawe aangekondig word. Sterkte! Mayor Conrad Sidego but also the dignity of the community. How can one do this to your neighbours and learners? Education is seriously hampered due to these criminal elements.� The Municipality’s Electricity Department explained that while they are responsible for the supply of electricity, they cannot do repairs to electricity sub-stations located on private property and property not under their jurisdiction. Conducting such repairs on the school grounds, therefore, could set a precedent for demands by private citizens that the municipality should attend to electrical problems in their homes. Patrick Oliver, Director of Public Safety, explained that the area around the school forms part of the safety patrol plan of the municipality and that law enforcement officials regularly patrol the area to ensure that illegal connections and the theft of copper cables do not take place. It is, however, clear from these continuing incidents that the municipality cannot do this alone, and appeals to members of the community to contact the SAPS on 021 809 5006 or 10111 to report these crimes.

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Direkteur: Internasionale Instituut vir Studies in Ras, Rekonsilliasie en Sosiale Regverdigheid

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George-Lee Erasmus, Greydon Wenn, Gekies vir Craven week en Grant 11 Herschel Jantjies, Edwill van der Khomo rugbyspanne Merwe, Luke Cyster, Sherwin Cupido Wenners van die Bastille Petanque 12 PniĂŤl Petanque Players Kompetisie Oupa Vaaltyn en Ouma Mina Gekombineerde ouderdom van 180 jaar 13 Arnoldus en 68 jaar getroud 14 Mark van Wyk

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PniĂŤl Primary Teachers Back left: Hester Witbooi, Levona Cyster, Bernilee Mirajh Seated: Brenda Myburgh, Felicity Lackay, Patience Jacobs, Joslin Moses and Lizle James-Meyer (front)

Creating an outdoor appeal when selling your home It is spring time, a season of new beginnings and very often a time when people decide to take that big step and sell their home. Now that you have decided that this is the right time to sell, you need to prepare your home for a successful sale. Creating a good impression of your home will help attract a willing buyer, and fixing up the important things will increase the chances of a sale at your preferred price. Your first step before spending time and money on fixing up your home is to get a professional such as an Estate Agent to evaluate whether a fix-up is necessary for selling. Walk around your home, “put yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer� and make notes on the big things that need fixing and things that don’t work correctly. Your home’s exterior, including the garden, is the first thing a potential buyer will see when they arrive. Start from the pavement and work your way in: t Cut the grass and pull out weeds t Neaten up dead trees and plants or plant new flowers to add some colour t Wash out oil marks from driveways t De-clutter outdoor areas t Clean the pool t Unblock gutters t Clean the windows t Repaint the exterior walls, driveway gates and boundary walls These little cosmetic changes often don’t cost a lot but has a huge impact on a potential buyer.

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Riviernuus

GEMEENSKAP

September 2012

Sport

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KYLEMORE VS GROENDAL

Moet PniĂŤl en Kylemore Rugby saamsmelt?

Memorable Moments - 18 August 2012

Na afloop van die wedstryd tussen PniĂŤl/Kylemore Gekombineerd en Banbridge Rugbyklub, het Riviernuus ‘n paar mense gevra wat hulle dink oor die moontlikheid dat hierdie twee plaaslike klubs moet saamsmelt: Voorsitter PniĂŤl Villagers

Touch Judge Banbridge DAVID CHAMBERS This was a very good performance between two strong teams. Your guys played competitive rugby. Bestuurslid PniĂŤl Villagers DUDLEY LACKAY Dit is vandag bewys dat die twee klubs dit moet oorweeg om een te word. Ons het al die fasiliteite om in die toekoms een sterk klub te word.

KEITH CYSTER Ons moet miskien die konsep van Maties en Victoriane ondersoek. Miskien ‘n ooreenkoms waar spelers uitgeruil word. Kylemore HoĂŤrskool is ‘n goeie voorbeeld waar leerders vanuit 4 verskillende dorpe vir een span speel. Die spelers het nie ‘issues’ nie. Dis die bestuurslede wat om ‘n tafel moet sit en ‘n visie moet aanneem waarnatoe hulle rugby in die vallei wil neem. Selfsugtigheid en eie belang moet opsy geskuif word. Skeidsregter WP Rugby

WAYNE MANSFIELD Vanaand was ‘n groot sukses. Die gees was goed veral die feit dat ons net een keer saam ge-oefen het. Daar lĂŞ goeie dinge voor vir beide klubs.

Ondersteunersklub Kylemore RFC RAY OLIVIER Dit sal ‘n goeie ding wees. Die verhoudinge tussen die twee dorpe sal ook baie beter wees.

Bestuurslid PniĂŤl Villagers CHARLES STUBBS Dit sal werk. Die jongspan sal inval, maar die ou garde sal moet besluit. Dit hang van hulle af.

Past President Banbridge AUSTIN HEWITSON OBE There must be a sincere agreement between all involved in the organizations. A situation must be created where both communities must benefit. Neither club have to lose their identity. There must just be an agreement. Think of Nelson Mandela and what he had to put behind him and where he took South Africa. Don’t do it when he passes on, do it now. It won’t be an easy road. However, easy decisions that are not worth taking. It is the hard ones that are worthwhile. Maybe you can start by establishing a combined junior club.

PIERRE ROGERS Vanaad was ‘n goeie voorbeeld waarom ek ‘n skeidsregter is. Dit was finominale rugby, goeie leierskap en samewerking van alle spelers. Spanbestuurder Kylemore RFC ALROY JORDAAN As ons kyk na die enorme poel van talent, moet ons dit sterk oorweeg. Ons sal moet sit en al die aspekte uittrap. Een van ons klubs gaan sterf as ons dit nie doen nie, want altwee klubs is op ‘n laagtepunt. Miskien selfs ‘n gekombineerde klub met Simondium ingesluit.

8"5$) :063 #"$,  ."3("3&5VAN DEN HEEVER Physiotherapist: SUSPI

September is not only the start of Spring, it is also the start of National Back Week, an annual event hosted by the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) to promote back-health and educate people on how to stay injury free, with practical tips that can be followed at home, at school or work.

Voorsitter Kylemore RFC ABRAHAM LACKAY Wat ek vanaand gesien het, was ‘n belewenis. Mesnse het gespeel asof hulle jare al saamspeel. Die generasie van vandag verstaan mekaar baie beter. Kylemore en PniĂŤl kan ‘n massiewe klub in WP vorm met talentvolle spelers van Sprinbok gehalte. Dit sal my wens wees al is ek eendag nie meer voorsitter van die klub nie.

This year National Back Week runs for two weeks, from 3 to 16 September. The SUSPI Physiotherapy unit supports National Back Week and is offering free back assessments to individuals who might either be suffering from back pain or who want advice and guidance on how to prevent injuring their backs in the future.

Oud-Springbok en InisieĂŤrder IVAN JACOBS Dit was nog al die jare my wens dat ons een span in die vallei moet hĂŞ. Ons kinders word benadeel en kry nie blootstelling nie. Ek voel nie ons moet dit onmiddellik doen nie. Daar moet eers ‘n samewerkingsooreenkoms wees en vanaand is dit bewys. Ons kĂĄn saamspeel.

Fotos: Angelo Lawrence

Speler PniĂŤl Villagers

t Your job t Your genes t Getting older t Smoking Unfortunately, most of us will tick at least one or two of the aforementioned points but there are a few things we can do to help prevent back pain. t Maintaining a healthy weight or losing weight if you need to. Having a balanced diet will help with this as well as it provides the necessary calcium and vitamin D you need to have strong bones. t Exercising regularly to help keep your body and back muscles strong. t Remembering to sit or stand with the correct posture. Avoid slumping or standing with hunched shoulders. When you have to lift something, bend with your legs and keep your back straight.

Statistics show that 75% to 85% of all people over age 30 will experience back problems at some point in their lives. Back pain is also the second most common reason people visit a physician.

Following these tips can help keep your back healthy and pain free. Should you suffer from back pain have it diagnosed and treated by your local GP, physiotherapist or chiropractor. They are all trained to assess your back and manage your pain accordingly.

Risk factors which might lead to possible back pain include: t Being unfit t Being overweight

Feel free to contact us via email at sportmed@suspi.ac.za or call us on (021) 808 3393/5 to book an assessment.


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SPORT

Riviernuus

Nuus

Mark is SA Kampioen

Simondium Netbalbane geverf

Mark van Wyk (regs) is onlangs vir die sewende keer as SA Karate Kampioen (alle style) gekroon. Hy gaan Suid Afrika vanaf 8-9 September by die Afrika Kampioenskap in Cassablanca, Marokko, verteenwoordig. Mark, instrukteur by Pniël Ryushin-kan Karate Dojo, is baie opgewonde oor die geleentheid en sien veral daarna uit om teen die sterk Egiptenare en Algeriërs te veg. Sy groot toets kom egter tussen 21 en 25 November waar hy aan die Wêreld Karate Kampioenskappe in Parys, Frankryk, gaan deelneem. Mark sê die ondervinding wat hy in Morokko gaan opdoen sal hom goed voorberei vir die grootte in Frankryk. Sedert Mark vir die nasionale span gekies was, het dinge baie vinnig gebeur. Weens die tekort aan borge vir karate, moes hy self geld insamel vir vliegtuigkaartjies, verblyf en ander uitgawes. Hy het net twee weke gehad om alles te organiseer en moes boonop nog hard oefen ook. Hy wil egter

Die verwers: Die Agrimark personeel en van die skool se netbalspelers. Heel links is Michael Brinkhuis (Agrimark Bestruurder) en Skoolhoof, Willie Keet (met pet)

almal bedank wie hom ondersteun het met sy insamelingsfunksies. Hy sal dubbeld so hard moet werk om te verseker dat hy die vliegtuig Parys toe haal, maar vir nou gaan hy eers die Afrikane wys hoe sterk die mense in Pniël is. Voorspoed Mark. Die Dwarsriviervallei is baie trots op jou prestasie.

Simondium Laerskool bied binnekort ‘n netbaltoernooi aan en het nie oor die nodige fondse beskik om hul bane op te knap nie. Agrimark Simondium het egter tot die redding gekom en die verf vir die bane en pale geborg. Die Agrimark personeel het ook ingespring en self die verfwerk gedoen. “Die skenking was deel van Kaap Agri se beleid om terug te ploeg in die gemeenskap

en waar daar 'n behoefte is, te probeer help,” sê Michael Brinkhuis, bestuurder by Agrimark Simondium. “Kaap Agri Hoofkantoor het ook aan die skool se drie netbalspanlede elk 'n rugsak en waterbottel geskenk.”   Die netbalbaan word ook deur die plaaslike  gemeenskap se sportforum gebruik as hul tuisbaan.

Pniël Hoping is Coping Support Group is hosting a

Date: 22 September 2012 Time: 15:00 Venue: Pniël Congregational Church Hall Cost: R40 per person Theme: Keep it Country! We appreciate your support!

RUGBY LOG RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE AT TIME OF PRINT

Die GROOT Derby Soveel emosie was lanklaas op ‘n rugbyveld bespeur soos die afgelope interskole derby tussen die hoërskole van Kylemore en Groendal op Pniël Sportgronde.

oor die nodige wilskrag besit en het teen die einde aanhou aanval,” sê die trotse afrigter.

Volgens Merlin Bengtson, Kylemore se afrigter, was dit ‘n puik wedstryd wat enige kant toe kon swaai. “Die wedstryd was in goeie gees gespeel en beide spanne het hul alles gegee. Kylemore het egter gewys dat hulle

Dit was ook Kylemore se eerste sege oor Groendal sedert 2008.

“Dit is baie moeilik om enige speler uit te sonder, maar Rowan Williams het ‘n yster vertoning op flank gehad. Op losskakel het Charl Cyster die Die trane het behoorlik gevloei – wedstryd ook baie goed opgesom en Kylemore s’n van blydskap na hul die regte opsies uitge-oefen.” oorwinning en Groendal s’n van Rowan was ook as Speler van die hartseer. Wedstryd aangewys. Kylemore het die wedstryd in die laaste sekondes met 16-15 beklink Wat die oorwinning verder spesiaal toe Randy-Lee Anthony in die maak, is die feit dat Groendal voor die hoek oorgeduik het vir ‘n drie na derby onoorwinne in 11 wedstryde volgehoue druk deur die voorspelers. was.

Welgedaan Kylemore Hoërskool! Sien nog ‘n berig en fotos op bl.8, 11.

CHAUFFEUR DRIVE

Experience the Idas Valley Community Route! The route includes: t History of Idas Valley t Health and Wellness t Wine tastings t Tea Garden t Visiting local crèche t Oldest house in Idas Valley with ginger beer and biltong tasting t Traditional cuisine to end off the day For any queries or bookings please contact: Clint on 079 726 7887 / clintschauffeurdrive@yahoo.com Follow us on Facebook.

What memories will you make today? VISIT THE FRANSCHHOEK MOTOR MUSEUM

Monday - Friday 10h00 to 17h00 (last admission 16h00) Saturday - Sunday 10h00 to 16h00 (last admission 15h00) Open most public holidays - phone for confirmation Entry fee: R60/adult; R50/pensioner; R30/child (3-12 yrs)

Tel: 021 874 9065

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The Franschhoek Motor Museum is located on the R45, Groot Drakenstein, look for the L’Ormarins Estate. GPS:33o52’18,79”S 18o59’54,64”E No motorcycles or buses larger than 22-seaters allowed.

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Riviernuus September 2012  

Community news for the Dwars River Valley