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October 2015

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Springbok supporters wishing to share the World Cup ‘gees’ with their fellow countrymen can once again enjoy the unique vibe of Absa Boktown at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre in Cape Town, during the 2015 Rugby World Cup tournament. Absa Boktowns, managed by the official Springbok Supporters’ Club, was launched in major centres offering a home to all Springbok supporters who want to share the Springboks’ campaign with friends. Boktowns offer a unique ‘out-ofhome’ viewing experience where fans can gather to cheer on the Green and Gold. Supporters can look forward to meeting SA Rugby Legends, Bokkie the official Springbok mascot, grab great food and beverages, feel the gees, enjoy live entertainment as well as take part in sponsor promotions and great giveaways. If you live to ruck, maul, scrum and generally tumble, then Absa Boktown at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre welcomes you to join them and to enjoy the Rugby World Cup with all the gees you can muster.

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New Therapeutic Food Production Facility to Open in Cape Town

The opening of a new world-class therapeutic food production facility in Cape Town is a triumph for relief agencies operating in Africa where one in three childhood deaths are linked to malnutrition. The facility is a joint venture between South African shareholders and Norwegianbased GC Rieber Compact and will make and distribute a ready-to-use therapeutic food product called eeZeePaste, specifically designed for extremely malnourished children between the ages of 6 and 24 months.

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The development of therapeutic food products such as eeZeePaste has revolutionized the treatment of severe malnutrition because it allows infants and children to be safely treated at home. These ready-to-use products are designed to be consumed directly from the sachet without any preparation and therefore avoid accidental contamination from unsafe water sources. The product also has a 24-month shelf life and is easily transportable making it an ideal response to malnutrition in remote or difficult to access areas. The new facility has also reinforced Cape Town’s position as a world-class food-processing destination.

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“The agribusiness value chain is particularly well-established in the Western Cape, and this makes it particularly appealing to investors in the agri-processing and biotechnology sectors,” explained Wesgro’s Head of Investment Promotion Salman Kajie.

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“We did a comprehensive country evaluation and found that Cape Town is head and shoulders above other locations in terms of food safety and facilities,” explained Guy Baxter, CEO of GC Rieber Compact South Africa.

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What differentiates the GC Rieber Compact from other locally produced ready-to-use fortified foods is that it is the only UNICEF accredited producer in South Africa and one of only 13 in the world.

“The factory has undergone the SA Bureau of Standards (SABS) FSSC22000 food safety audit and accreditation and is now a recommended supplier to UNICEF and other leading humanitarian and aid agencies,” prides Baxter. Freightage also played an important role in their decision to base the plant in Cape Town. “Cape Town has excellent transport networks and provides easy access to GC Rieber’s markets in East and Central Africa and South East Asia,” said Kajie. As the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade, and Investment Promotion Agency, Wesgro was instrumental in connecting GC Rieber with the City of Cape Town and the Department of Agriculture. “The customized commercial intelligence definitely helped us navigate the local regulatory framework and obtain the relevant approvals,” said Baxter. The new facility has already created 21 high-quality new jobs and this number is expected to increase in the near future. “We are excited about this facility, not only because it provides an opportunity for Africa to create life-saving nutritional solutions for her own people but also because the multimillion Rand project represents a clear vote of confidence in South Africa as an investment destination,” said Baxter. UNICEF data estimates that worldwide, more than 34 million children under the age of five suffer from acute malnutrition while an additional 17 million children suffer from its most extreme form, severe acute malnutrition, and require specialised therapeutic feeding care in the form of preparations such as eeZeePaste.

Western Cape Launches Interactive Green Farming Portal In a bold move to sustain the Western Cape’s agricultural sector, the province has launched the GreenAgri web-based portal. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, officially launched the portal at the Backsberg Estate Cellars recently. The initiative is a partnership between the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and GreenCape. “The GreenAgri portal will be an interactive portal for farmers, researchers and the private sector. The latest environmentally-friendly farming practices will be showcased. It will also provide more information on the Western Cape Government’s green policies and the industry will have the opportunity to comment on government proposals on these policies.” Minister Winde said many farmers were using innovation to pioneer environmentally practices and the portal would provide support to emerging, urban and small-scale farmers. “Farmers will be able to leave messages and we’ll be able to interact with them and address their concerns or questions. It’s compatible on PC, smartphone and tablet.”


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“Through this portal, we are using technology to give farmers the information they need to farm sustainably.” The portal will include the following categories Green action plans and policies: All departmental, national and provincial green policies and initiatives. This will allow all industry participants to identify the broad “green” action plans for the province. The Tips and tools section is farmer focused and includes: useful tips on smart agriculture and adoption of principle and practices, online tools which are currently and freely available to assist with smart agriculture (includes Fruitlook, the Climate Information Platform and the Cape Farm Mapper), funding and incentives available to assist with smart agriculture, events and training which users use as networking opportunities, and FAQ’s on Smart Agriculture. Green projects and research: This tool will update users on the latest developments in green research as well as assist researchers in getting feedback on their research. SmartAgri: The key status quo reports, comprehensive stakeholder information and resources of the Western Cape’s climate change response plan, SmartAgri project, will be available to users. Your input: Registered users will be able to pose questions and identify research gaps concerning smart agriculture. Green contacts: Greencape will be able to provide users with the relevant contact details. For more information visit




Cape Town and Western Cape Secures Biggest Congress For The City

The World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) will be held on the African continent for the first time in 2020 when the Western Cape welcomes approximately 15, 000 delegates to the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The conference is one of the world’s largest medical meetings and will be the biggest business event meeting ever hosted in Cape Town. The congress is expected to bring in an additional R210 million into the Western Cape economy over its five days with each delegate spending an estimated R2 800 per day in and around the city of Cape Town. Congresses like these are particularly lucrative to their host destinations because of the knock-on effect they have on related sectors like accommodation, shopping and wine & cuisine. Cape Town is increasingly positioning itself as the leading conference destination in Southern Africa and the successful bid was the result of collaboration between key stakeholders and partners such as Cape Town International Convention Centre and the Ophthalmology Society of South Africa (OSSA). “This coordinated continental effort is as much a win for Africa as it exposes the international ophthalmic community to the professionalism and countless opportunities within the industry on our continent.” said Corne Koch Head of the Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau, a division of Wesgro.

The second annual Cape Leopard Trust Fundraiser was an incredible success. More than two hundred guests arrived at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards for the lunch and auction that raised R460 600 for the conservation of the Cape Leopard.

According to OSSA, the congress has huge benefits for Ophthalmology and eye care on the continent and will be the biggest ever opportunity for African ophthalmologists to learn from the best in all areas of speciality. OSSA President, Andew Boliter says, “The congress will also increase awareness internationally of the great disparities in standards of eye care globally and the particular needs of the African continent”. The bid motivation emphasised the fact that patients in Africa and in particular developing parts of South Africa, suffer from the tremendous burden of unnecessary visual loss and preventable blindness.

Opulent Living Experiences, headed up by Florian Gast and Barbara Lenhard, coordinated the festivities on the day, while Celebrity MC’s, Africa Melane and Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, captivated the crowd in the build up to the auction that featured lot items including a Dylan Lewis maquette, a painting by self-taught Cape Town based artist Andrew Cooper valued at R110,000 and a Leopard photograph by leading photographer and filmmaker Adrian Steirn, valued at R50,000.

The congress will also be the first time that both CTICC West and East will simultaneously be hosting 15000 delegates. “To date we have hosted more than 450 international association conferences across a broad spectrum of sectors, including agro-processing, the green economy, ICT, property, mining, oil and gas and medical, but nothing of this size,” explained Cape Town International Convention Centre CEO, Julie-May Ellingson.

Over R400,000 Raised For Cape Leopard Trust

The CTICC is currently undergoing an expansion that is due for completion in 2017 and will continue to play a role in bringing international business to the region. “The expansion will allow us to meet the growing demand to stage more events, offer more flexibility and allow for an increase in the concurrent hosting of various sizes of meetings, conventions, exhibitions and other events” said Ellingson.

Helen Turnbull, CEO of the Cape Leopard Trust, said in appreciation: “The atmosphere at the event was incredible and we are extremely grateful to all those who participated. The funds raised this year will go towards sustaining The Cape Leopard Trust operations, primarily paying airtime for satellite tracking collars, fuel and financing the resumption of the Cederberg leopard research project.“ “Leopard’s Leap has been a proud sponsor of the trust since its inception and we have enjoyed being the host and associate of such a great cause and what has become a highly celebrated and enjoyed annual event,” added Hein Koegelenberg, CEO of Leopard’s Leap. Thanks to the generosity and support of Leopard’s Leap, FNB, Fusion Global and Bridgestone, 100% of the funds raised have been donated to The Cape Leopard Trust.

Feel The Rugby World Cup Gees! (Continue from page 1) All World Cup matches, will be screened live on a brand new Amphitheatre screen, installed ahead of this year’s World Cup. All games involving the Springboks, as well as the quarters, semis and the final will be supported by free live entertainment. Beer and soft drinks as well as snack accompaniments such as nuts and biltong will be on sale at these special Absa Boktown matches to get the crowd into the mood. V&A Waterfront retailer WOZA will also be on hand with rugby apparel and merchandise, to ensure you fit right in with the manne. Fans attending Absa Boktown matches also stand a chance of winning prizes. Although each Absa Boktown event is free, entrance will be limited to the first 500 fans per match. Even if your blood isn’t green and your heart isn’t gold, you won’t want to miss the Rugby World Cup spirit at Absa Boktown.

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Simply Bee - Truth Regarding Honey Harvested It is of utmost importance for consumers to know, that honey harvested from infected hives is still suitable for human consumption; it does not affect the taste of the honey, nor is this bacterial infection transferable from the bees to humans. Currently bees locally as well as globally are under serious threat from the devastating brood-disease AFB that is demising huge quantities of bee colonies. American Foulbrood (AFB) disease is the worst bee disease in the world. It is caused by a bacteria which infects bee larvae as they are fed, resulting in their death as pupae which are confined to the brood box. It does not affect humans or adult bees, but the brood collapse results in the eventual death of the colony. AFB has received extensive coverage in the media of late, as food security and jobs in the community are under serious threat! Simply Bee is a proud family-orientated business that offers 100 % pure fynbos honey and a range of all natural, hand-made beeswax products from renewable and plentiful resources found in nature. At Simply Bee they adhere to only responsible and traditional beekeeping practices, ensure healthy and happy bees that create only the purest of fynbos honey, beeswax and Propolis, which are all used in the making of their own product range. Simply Bee also do not move their hives for pollination purposes, so as to minimize their exposure to bee illnesses. Simply Bee recently opened a Bee Observation Centre right next door to their Simply Bee Show Room in Hopefield. The Centre offers visitors and groups the opportunity to safely view a bee colony at work in their natural environment. They also educate visitors on the importance of bees for their environment and food

security, and their honey tastings are very popular! For beekeepers, whether they are experienced or just hobbyists, Simply Bee offer regular talks by specialists in the bee industry to assist and educate in the management of hives and the prevention of diseases in bee colonies. The Western Cape Bee Industry Association, together with DAFF (Department of Fauna & Flora), SABIO and experienced specialists have put together an extensive guide as to how to recognize and to manage AFB. These guidelines are for small beekeepers (even if you have just one hive) or commercial beekeepers, as well as hobbyists. To find this information, please visit and www.sabio. For more information contact 022 723 0569 or visit

Camellia Club Launches Blooming Marvellous Initiative Do you have a camellia tree on your property that might be of historical interest? If so, the South African branch of the International Camellia Society (ICS) would like to hear from you. This local group of horticultural enthusiasts held its annual meeting at Vergelegen Estate in Somerset West on 23 August.

The magnificent 315-year-old wine farm boasts the only International Camellia Garden of Excellence in Africa. Its renowned collection of over 1000 crimson, pink and white blooming camellia bushes comprises about 550 different camellia cultivars, from as far afield as France, Japan, America and South Africa. “Vergelegen became a member of the ICS in 2010, and they have asked local enthusiasts to provide input on historic camellias to be found in South Africa,” explained Vergelegen horticulturist Richard Arm. “We would be most interested to hear about any unusual old varieties, and the stories that go with them.” Vergelegen itself has numerous classic, pre-1940s Camellia japonica cultivars, most of which are now large, mature shrubs up to five metres high. Most of these were planted by Cynthia Barlow after her family bought Vergelegen in 1941. The queen of the winter garden is now nearing the end of its blooming cycle, but outstanding flowers can still be viewed at Vergelegen for about another month. The estate is open every day from 09h30 to 16h00 at a cost of R10/head, with a reduced rate of R5/person for pensioners. Personalised tours of the camellias and other gardens at Vergelegen may be organised by arrangement for gardening clubs and other interested parties. There are 18 diverse gardens extending over 10 hectares, part of a cultural heritage area spanning 60 hectares.

The event was attended by about 20 camellia experts, including horticulturist and landscape designer Keith Kirsten and retired nurseryman Jan van Bergen, who has donated numerous shrubs to Vergelegen since 1995.

If you think your camellia tree could be of historic interest, please contact Keith Kirsten at or Vergelegen horticulturist Richard Arm at

Springbok Experience Rugby Museum Named in Top 1% of World's Attractions The South African Rugby Union’s Springbok Experience Rugby Museum in Cape Town has been named in the top 1% of world attractions, by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. The Springbok Experience, which celebrated its second birthday on Heritage Day, has been awarded TripAdvisor’s highest accolade, a Travelers’ Choice Award, in their latest citations. The Springbok Experience has attracted close to 80 000 visitors to rave reviews since it opened its doors at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town in September 2013. Jurie Roux, CEO of SARU said that the instruction to the development team had been twofold: to create a museum that told the story of South African rugby in all its diverse racial traditions and one that offered a “wow” experience. “There are 91 media channels playing across touch screens, monitors and projectors, which requires 14km of cabling to help tell the story,” said Roux. “That story carries on across half a kilometre of printed graphic panels as well as through some beautifully preserved objects.” “We have a short movie about rugby in South Africa today as well as the game-playing ‘Springbok Trials’ zone, which has a series of specially created interactive games that test rugby skills

such as passing, kicking, fitness and reactions.“ “At our launch ceremony we invited the surviving 50 or so captains spanning the years and the different federations from 1960 to the present time to join us,” said Roux. “We took casts of their handprints which have now been cast into bronze and will be the latest addition to the collection and be another way of uniting once divided traditions.”




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Traffic jams, queue jumpers and people who think rules don’t apply to them have emerged among the list of 30 things that gets South Africans’ blood boiling, according to a health survey of Pharma Dynamics released in September to mark National Heart Awareness Month.

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Mariska van Aswegen, spokesperson of Pharma Dynamic said they commissioned the poll as a way to get South Africans to take their heart-health more seriously.

Discovery launched Vitality Active Rewards where members can achieve weekly goals and receive weekly rewards. From well known brands such as Kauai or Vida e Caffé, you can enjoy these reward benefits each week by completing goals that are set out for you.

“With 6.3 million South Africans living with high blood pressure, SA has one of the highest rates of hypertension in the world. Many however remain unaware of their condition because high blood pressure usually has no symptoms. Hypertension is also a precursor and leading cause behind other life-threatening conditions such as stroke and heart disease.” “Stressful situations can cause your blood pressure to spike temporarily, but too much stress could lead to high blood pressure in the long-run. Doing activities that can help you manage your stress and improve your health can make a long-term difference in lowering blood pressure,” she says. More than 1 300 South Africans were polled by the country’s leading heart and stroke treatment provider, to divulge the things that most get their goat, with taxi drivers topping the list. People cutting in line, folk who ignore the rules, forgetting to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and load-shedding complete SA’s top five rageinducing annoyances. Commuting in SA evidently also shoots our blood pressure through the roof especially when motorists and/or cyclists jump red traffic lights, drivers ignoring zebra crossings or when Cocky Joes rip through suburbia or housing estates at supersonic speeds.

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Other temper-triggers highlighted in Pharma Dynamics’ poll include anti-social behaviour such as when someone pays more attention to their electronic device(s) than to you, along with having to go through endless automated phone options and then being kept on hold. Money also leaves us fuming with high petrol prices, having to pay a fee for withdrawing money from an ATM, paying for parking when you only intend to pop into the shops. Twenty percent of respondents experience daily stress and aggravation from everyday irritations and frustrations, and almost 40% admitted that these usually cause them stress long after the incident. Some other annoyances according to the survey include: bad manners, rudeness in general, smoking around children, spitting in public, using cellphones while driving, backstabbers, people eating loudly and sloppily, people who swear all the time, people who can’t spell or use correct grammar, pop-up adverts on the internet, paying tax, drivers speeding through housing estates, laziness, and your neighbour mowing the lawn or drilling at 7am on the weekend. Van Aswegen says if you’re tired, stressed or simply at the end of your tether, it doesn’t take much to make your blood boil. “Try to take short breaks during times of the day that tend to be very stressful, identify what specifically makes you angry and think of possible solutions, humour can also help to diffuse tension, practice relaxation skills especially when your temper flares, while exercise is a great way to help reduce stress and feelings of frustration.”

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The matric class of 2015 is entering one of the most challenging and arguably most important times of their lives – the build up to their final examinations.

The number of learners from schools across the metro to the City of Cape Town’s nature reserves increased sharply during the 2014/15 financial year compared with the previous financial year. More than 43 000 learners from 1 396 schools attended educational programmes in the City’s reserves, while approximately 14 500 adults attended programmes totalling more than 60 000 person days of education.

With days to go until the start of the 2015 NSC examinations, it is important for all candidates to make use of all the resources available to them.

During the year in review, the City’s nature reserves attracted 347 740 visitors in total and a year-on-year increase in income from approximately R1 million to R1,55 million was recorded. This amounted to 164% more than what was expected. The City manages 16 nature reserves across the city and the firm year-on-year increase in revenue can be attributed to the sound management of the reserves, the dedicated maintenance of the reserve facilities, and an innovative and creative approach to making reserves inclusive and sustainable public green spaces. “We are doing our very best to ensure that the significance of our biodiversity heritage is being taught from an early age. The year-on-year increase of almost 6 000 additional learners to our reserves show that we are making good progress. Importantly, the majority of the learners attending environmental education programmes in our reserves are from previously disadvantaged areas. In the last financial year, we also held various workshops for teachers as nature’s classroom can be unlocked as one of the best teaching tools.” The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is committed to supporting NSC candidates in every possible way to pass matric and to achieve excellent results. Thousands of NSC candidates across the Western Cape have already begun writing the 2015 NSC trial examinations. To help candidates to pass their matric, WCED have prepared a booklet, called “Tips for Success”, to provide advice on preparing for the exams, planning study time and what to cover in each subject. The “Tips for Success” booklet includes advice from those who excelled in last year’s exams, along with the exam timetable and information on bursaries and loans for studying after school. The full booklet can be downloaded from the WCED website.

“Biodiversity in the city is a valuable part of our heritage and plays an important role in underpinning a healthy and sustainable urban environment. Retaining biodiversity in our green open space system can be a powerful driver of education, tourism, economic growth and social upliftment. Cape Town, unlike other world cities, is a global biodiversity hotspot of international importance without parallel in an urban context,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environment and Spatial Planning, Councillor Johan van der Merwe.

The importance of practising exam questions cannot be emphasised enough. This is why the WCED has made past exam papers available to all learners. Candidates should use their June examination results as an indication of what their strong and weaker subjects are. Candidates should also make use of the E-Portal resources on the WCED website to find other resources that may assist them. There are also a wide range of matric revision videos on the WCED YouTube channel. These provide guidance mainly on how to tackle specific questions in the exam. To the 2015 NSC Candidates, your success will depend on what you put into your studies. This in turn depends on how you plan your time, how hard you study, and that you stay focused, positive and healthy. With only days to go to the start of the 2015 NSC, matric learners have less days per subject of study time remaining. We wish all schools and all candidates every success as they enter the final straight before the start of the NSC examinations.

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The City’s Environmental Resource Management Department strives to ensure that all activities, where possible, deliver on skills development, capacity building and job creation. Apart from training, skills development and environmental education, the City’s nature reserves also offer a variety of activities, including, water sports, fishing, picnicking, braai facilities, bird watching, hiking and specialised botanical tourism.

StellenboschPrivate University Moves up on QS World University Rankings

Tertiary Stellenbosch University (SU)’s reputation as one of the foremost research-intenEducation sive universities in the world will receive a big boost with the announcement of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2015/2016.

According to the rankings, SU now ranks at 302 – moving up a full 88 places from

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In April this year, the QS World University Rankings by Subject was also released. According to this ranking, SU counts among the world’s elite institutions in 10 of the 36 subjects including Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Mathematics, while in Agriculture and Forestry SU was ranked first. Somerset West

“Since 2013 SU has been the leading research productive university in South Africa as ranked by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) taking into consideration the number of research publications in International accredited journals and the number of graduated masters and doctoral students,” says Cloete.




WCED Makes Urgent Call to Parents to Enrol Children To date, schools in the Western Cape have processed 128 545 applications for placement for the 2016 school year. So far, 118 429 learners have been placed. Parents were encouraged to apply to schools by the 30th June 2015. Parents who now still need spaces at schools need to urgently approach their nearest schools or the closest district office to find out which schools still have spaces available. WCED cannot guarantee places in schools of choice, but will do their utmost to place children appropriately. It is crucial that parents who have failed to enrol their child for the 2016 school year to do so urgently and before the end of the 3rd term to ensure that they secure a place for their child. Planning for the school year ahead requires great deal of work and involves various structures within the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), including head office, the districts, principals, educators and school management teams. Last year, WCED introduced the new online School Admission Management Information system (SAMI). The system was developed to simplify the management of learner enrolment. The system makes it much easier for schools to capture applications for places and to share this information with other schools and officials. The SAMI system is currently being used to direct learners to schools that have spaces available. WCED officials have been using the system to generate lists of learners accepted at more than one school. Those parents whose child has been accepted at multiple schools are currently being notified that they need to choose which school to send their child to. There are currently 3 470 learners who have been accepted at more than one school. 2 257 of these learners are Grade 8 learners who have not confirmed if they are taking up their places. WCED expect that learners will continue to migrate to the Western Cape from other provinces in search of a better education and access to opportunities.

Included in their planning for 2016, is the allocation of additional mobiles to schools, as well as additional LTSM being ordered for predicted growth. 3 new schools are being opened and approximately 190 additional mobile classrooms are being sourced to meet demands. 9 replacement schools have also been completed and learners and teachers will be enjoying access to these brand new facilities by the end of this year. Each year WCED plan as best as they can for the influx of additional learners from other provinces. The inward migration into the Western Cape has huge financial and planning implications, impacting on the provisioning of education resources and the overall management of the system. WCED have to prioritise according to the greatest need across the whole province, and available budget. The current budget is under considerable pressure. WCED appeal to all parents to honour enrolment deadlines for their children. Failure to enrol children on time places a massive burden on officials at the start of the school year, and disrupts teaching and learning time.

Overcoming A Learning Disability To Succeed In Exams With exams looming for high school learners and students at higher education institutions, thousands will face the challenge with the added hurdle of having to contend with a learning disability. But an education expert says that these young people can make a success of their studies with the help of a solid strategy and support from their institutions. “Current figures suggest that almost 11% of learners and students face learning disabilities, although the actual figure is likely to be much higher than that due to under-reporting and under-detection,” says Nola Payne, Head of Faculty: Information Technology at The Independent Institute of Education, SA’s largest and most accredited private higher education institution. Payne says the challenges faced by young people attempting to master their work also fall within a broad range – with some experiencing diagnosed challenges and others facing limiting challenges which are either considered normal, behavioural challenges, or are not identified at all. Payne says that often people were not aware that if a learning disability had been identified and documented, it was possible to apply for some form of concession or accommodation during exams.

“To qualify for such concessions, formal assessment is critical. For disabilities, the accommodations and concessions are often ongoing and may or may not need to be formally renewed. More often than not you will be able to access the same concessions you did at school in your higher education institution.” “A professional must assist with the documentation and motivation, which should include the period for which a concession is likely to be needed. Higher Education institutions will also require reasonable notice so it is prudent to apply as soon as you can.” “These techniques are valuable to everyone, and even more so to those who need a little bit extra support and preparation,” she says. Ways to counter the impact of learning challenges include: starting revision well in advance of the exams, having a study timetable, keeping study sessions short, using other resources to supplement the notes from class, getting a study buddy, making posters and practising. “Learning disabilities do pose challenges, but they do not necessarily stand in the way of achieving your dreams,” says Payne.

Western Province Preparatory School Applications for Grade 6 - 2016

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Application forms are available on our website or from our school office. Closing Date 28 September 2015

Applications must be addressed in writing to the Admissions Manager, Mrs Kirsty Schaffler, 49 Newlands Road, Claremont, 7708 Tel: 021 761 8074 | email: |

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Delicious Roosterkoek & Coffee @ Oude Post Bistro Buffeljagsrivier Most interesting stories begin with “a long, long time ago...” This story has its beginnings in 1730, when the VOC constructed a trading outpost “op Rietvallij aan de Buffeljagds Rivier,” to protect the cattle farmers and sympathetic Khoi against the San. OUDE POST Monument is approximately a kilometer downstream from Suurbraak along the Buffelsjagsriver.


Comfort Food with a Modern Global Influence - Henri's Walking into Henri’s, you’ll be greeted by the owner, Pierre Vosloo and his staff, who will treat you like guests in their own home. Henri’s is conveniently situated on Somerset West Main Road in a heritage house that has been renovated into a spacious contemporary restaurant. The top floor has been renovated and can be used for private functions.

This is where the name for OUDE POST BP Buffelsjagriver came from. It is the new owner’s, dream and vision that it will once again become a “trading post,” where people from all over can come and relax, rest and enjoy themselves in a children and pet friendly, warm and inviting atmosphere. Their focus is on simplicity, quality and delicious produce, uniqueness and outstanding service.

Well known for their aged grassfed beef as well as the freshest local seafood. The menu can be described as comfort food with a modern global influence. Henri’s offers a light lunch menu during the day and also has a kiddies menu. There is a wood fired oven, where they bake great tasting thin based pizza. Henri’s offer their patrons a complimentary focaccia per table. You can also enjoy a drink on their patio or at their stylish bar. Henri’s offer a wide selection of craft and imported beers. The wine list is quite substantial and offers a variety of wine by the glass, but patrons are welcome to bring their own wine, as Henri’s do not charge corkage. Once you have discovered Henri’s Restaurant & Pub you will be back (and back again)! Henri’s is open Monday to Saturday from 12h00 till late.

Fresh New format for SA’s Most Prestigious Restaurant Awards

Another interesting bit of history... the outpost OUDE POST stood from 1730 to 1790. Here “trek” oxen were acquired from the Hessequa, but it also had to control the “illegal” trade with the khoi. A corporal and seven Dragoons were entrusted with this task. There is a monument on the R324 in Suurbraak, between Swellendam and Barrydale that marks the exact spot. If you are travelling between Cape Town and George, or are locally based, by all means STOP at OUDE POST Bistro just 10 km outside Swellendam. The “ROOSTEKOEKE” are freshly baked and delicious - try the tasty new fillings. They also have toasted sandwiches, muffins and the best brownies in the Western Cape and “FARMSTALL PRODUCTS.” There are also wide-open spaces and interesting things for the kids, who can stretch their legs, enjoy themselves and get rid of some of that pent-up energy. Also for the first time, OUDE POST Bistro is offering ground coffee, espresso, cappuccino and cafe latte!!! For more information contact 028 512 3700 or email

Eat Out, SA’s best guide to SA’s best food, has made several exciting announcements about this year’s prestigious restaurant awards. For the second consecutive year, MercedesBenz South Africa (MBSA) will be the title sponsor of the event held at Mistico Equestrian Centre, 40 minutes outside Cape Town, on 15 November 2015. Eat Out has refreshed its traditional format and is promising a more intimate and multi-sensory event, with the most notable change that it will be hosted as a Sunday lunch. “Guests can expect an unforgettable dining experience at this year’s Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. The equestrian theme will be integrated into the pre-drinks and entertainment, culminating in an extraordinary experience for all the senses,” says Aileen Lamb, General Manager of Eat Out. “We are returning to a traditional Sunday lunch, which is the epitome of South African food heritage. Bringing together our community to celebrate, we intend to weave some unique Eat Out magic through this nostalgic meal.”

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Eat Out Awards 2014, Restaurant of the Year: The Test Kitchen

A further change to this year’s restaurant awards is that for the first time, the categories formerly known as the ‘Best of’ awards will be announced at separate events and be renamed the Best Everyday Eateries. In October, two successive events will be hosted – one in Johannesburg and one in Cape Town. The Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, however, remain the most prestigious accolades for fine dining restaurants, their chefs and the culinary industry in South Africa. This year’s event will be an intimate event with limited tickets on offer.

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TopVendor Awards Celebration The second annual TopVendor Wedding Awards celebration was hosted at the Rockwell All Suite Hotel in Greenpoint, Cape Town, recently at a black-tie awards ceremony. In front of an audience of more than 150 industry leaders the 2015 winners were celebrated.


The winners and finalists were selected by means of the annual voting process where the public and peers had the opportunity to vote online. Thousands of votes were cast from across the country and as a result the TopVendor participants were recognised for their talented work. Over 100 vendors from across the country were nominated to participate in the 2015 awards this year.

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Participation in TopVendor encourages excellent service standards and healthy competition in the wedding industry service sector.

The beautiful host for the evening was MC Miska Patel and the key note address was by guest speaker Aleit Swanepoel, entertained by his inspiring talk and his witty insights as a wedding professional. Congratulations to all the winners!

High end Décor at your fingertips! Netjies Décor originated from the idea to introduce elegance and beauty to any space through the addition of stylish décor pieces.


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Situated in popular Mostertsdrift, this elegant old lady offers high ceilings, wooden floors and lots of atmosphere. Lovely patio and pool area. Under floor heating and air-conditioning. Perfectly situated within walking distance from top schools and university campus. Free “leiwater” twice a week. Web ref #103126381

Elegance is found in the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner, the quality of being pleasingly ingenious through simplicity and neatness.


Neatness is a term described in the local Afrikaans dialect by the word ‘NETJIES’: derived from the Dutch word ‘Netheid’, which essentially translates to express neatness and elegance.


Netjies Décor therefore offers elegant and exclusive décor pieces (lamps, frames, mirrors, chandeliers, clocks and the like) that will compliment and transform any area into an elegant and graceful space, inviting to all who may have the pleasure to reside therein. Visit Netjies Décor’s elegant, ‘neat’ and distinctive little shop in the corner of the Centre Du Village courtyard, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Franschhoek Village, for a unique shopping experience and spoil yourself to one of their distinctive décor pieces to decorate your home or work area, add a unique and elegant touch to your space and turn your house into a distinguished home. “In addition to our variety of décor items on display we carry high end décor pieces exclusively available from us; our quality crystal range and exceptional hand carved, solid wood servers and mirrors are only on offer from us and are not to be missed.”


Popular student accommodation walking distance to campus. Three bedroom, corner unit of 104 sq.m, including large patio. Communal pool and garden. Includes one covered parking bay. Rental income R8 200 pm. Lease agreement expires end of Nov 2015. Web ref #103104502


“Not only do we have high end decor items, but have also brought in our own little tuisnywerheid “sweet dreams” where we sell cakes, tarts, pies and cooldrinks.” “Netjies Décor is honoured and very proud to contribute to the Nelson Mandela associated charity 67 Blankets for Mandela Day.” The charity produces and donates knitted blankets to the underprivileged, homeless and destitute citizens of South Africa. In an effort to assist this great charity they pledge to donate 5% of all their sales to the charity and invite you to visit them and contribute to this worthwhile cause.



The Netjies Décor engaging team looks forward to welcoming you to their little shop in the corner! Shop 4, Centre Du Village Huguenot Road Franschhoek Just behind French Connection Tel: 021 876 2501 Email:

Spacious, north facing apartment in quiet suburb, close to schools, hospital and small shopping Centre. Includes garage and store room (5 sq.m). Open-plan living area with sunny balcony. Kitchen includes stove. Bathroom with shower over bath and separate toilet. Bedrooms have built-in cupboards. Gated complex. Web ref #103229038


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Apart from being a High end Décor shop... We now are also selling cake, tarts, home made pies & Much More!

Investment property. Spacious, north facing and neat 2 bedroom flat in security complex. Sunny enclosed balcony and 1 parking. Good rental income. Ideal for students or working people. Web ref #103113434




Muizenberg Festival 2015 The Muizenberg community opens its streets, homes, and venues to all nature lovers, art enthusiasts and social butterflies. The Muizenberg Festival is a community-driven celebration that highlights the people, businesses, organizations, and perspectives working together towards a more inclusive and sustainable neighbourhood. The Festival includes daytime and evening performances, local food stalls and artisans, workshops and seminars, boat-rides, a playscape for the kids, and a Sunday parade, which will culminate in a live music concert in Muizenberg Park. Theatre performances, interactive workshops, soirees, art exhibitions, environmental talks and guided tours will run throughout the week from 6 - 11 October, 2015. The cost of entry for events varies. Keep an eye out for the programme for more details. If you would like to contribute and earn some rewards. For more information visit

International Stars of Magic

BANFF Is Back In October

transforms GrandWest into the ultimate magical paradise

With Films of Adventures

They’ve dazzled audiences in theatres across the globe for decades with their unbelievable feats of magic – now three of the world’s finest illusionists, Max Maven, Paul Wilson and Rob Zabrecky, will transform Cape Town’s very own GrandWest into a marvellous paradise in the amazing extravaganza, the International Stars of Magic, from 9 - 11 October, 2015 at 8pm nightly!

This October the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to South Africa, bringing with it films of adventures by ski, bike, rock, ropes and on water. For the tenth year, Cape Union Mart proudly hosts the screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour films at Ster-Kinekor cinemas in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria.

Hosted by the College of Magic, the Mother City’s only magical arts organisation, the International Stars of Magic forms part of the 2015 South African Magic Championships, a triennial event held to select the best magicians nationwide.

From Antarctica to Iceland, the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour visits 44 countries to bring a selection of films on exploration, adventure, culture, environment, and mountain films to growing audiences.

Combining three nights of unlimited magic, three of the world’s most celebrated performers and the most entertaining venue in Cape Town, this is magical entertainment like you’ve never seen it before! Set to mystify audiences nightly at the International Stars of Magic are: Max Maven (USA) – The Mentalist, whose performance is described by The New York Times as being a “categorydefying mind-reading show that veers into conceptual art”. Hailed as one of the greatest mindreaders in the world – Maven will be having you question what is real and what is not – are your thoughts really your own? Paul Wilson (UK) – The Con Artist, star of the BBC’s The Real Hustle, he is the world's foremost expert on cons and scams, a master magician, speaker, and authority on the art of deception. Paul Wilson proves that anyone can be conned and that knowledge is the only defence. Don’t miss this incredible glimpse behind the curtain of duplicity. Rob Zabrecky (USA) – The Deceptionist, two time Stage Magician of the Year from the famed Magic Castle in Los Angeles, the name means ‘abracadabra sideways’ ! With a penchant for the weird and incredible – or a psycho from the twilight zone doing magic - Zabrecky is renowned as a magical humourist who creates an abstract universe that pushes performance to its very edge.”

Photo Credit: Wojtek Kozakiewicz

Eleven award-winning and audience-nominated Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour films, selected from hundreds of submissions, will be shown at each screening in South Africa. They include a mix of topics and styles that are entertaining, inspiring and thought-provoking. These films range in duration from the intense-action, two-minute kayaking video 'Into the Ditch' to the 37-minute documentary film 'And then we swam', winner of the Best Exploration & Adventure Film category. Regular audiences will delight in seeing some of their favourite adventurers in action. Danny MacAskill is up to his mountain biking feats again in 'Danny MacAskill - The Ridge', Rush Sturges kayaks in an urban environment in 'Into the Ditch' and Alex Honnold climbs desert towers in 'Sufferfest 2'.

2015 is a big year for the College of Magic, the only organisation of its kind in the world, as it celebrates three and a half decades of training adults and children in the theatrical performance art of magic and its allied arts.

South African audiences are also treated to the screening of an additional fiveminute film: the winning submission from the Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge. This annual film competition encourages South African filmmakers and athletes to capture and celebrate local outdoor culture. The 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is screened at these Ster-Kinekor cinemas in Cape Town at Cavendish Square, 23 October - 2 November 2015, and Tygervalley Centre, 23 October - 2 November 2015. Shows start at 20h00 and all eleven films are shown at each screening. Tickets can be purchased directly through Ster-Kinekor.

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Robertson Wine on The River During the weekend of 16 -18 October 2015, the banks of the Breede River will come alive with the annual Robertson Wine on the River. Taste in excess of 300 wines from more than 40 wineries, enjoy a plethora of gastronomic delights and soak up the sultry sounds of live jazz and blues melodies. Browse and shop at the Robertson Farmers’ market, meander through the arts and crafts, take a leisurely cruise down the river and enjoy tutored tastings for which visitors are advised to pre-book in order to avoid disappointment. Robertson Wine on the River offers a wide variety of children’s activities, making it a truly fabulous family festival. With wines being sold on site at cellar door prices, Robertson Wine on the River provides the perfect opportunity to stock up on your favourite Robertson wines, renowned for their great value, from easy-drinking to top of the range. An exciting new addition to the festival is the first annual Duck Derby hosted by Sanlam Alternative Investments in conjunction with Karin’s on Main bed and breakfast in Bonnievale. The proceeds from this initiative will go towards the Bonnie-People Project in Bonnievale which assists the inhabitants of the settlement in building and developing sustainable components within their community, focusing on the future of their children. This idyllic, open-air spring festival is not to be missed. For more information visit




The Stellenbosch City Orchestra (SCO) Presents “Symphonic Pops” The Stellenbosch City Orchestra (SCO) presents “Symphonic Pops” on the 9th and 10th of October in the second 2015 Lourensford Wine Cellar concert. The musical extravaganza programme presents a variety of classical, jazz and contemporary favourites with Cape Town vocal stars Niel Rademan and Jolene McCleland joining the orchestra for a fabulous evening of entertainment at the spectacular Lourensford venue. Following recent sold out performances by the Stellenbosch City Orchestra at The Oude Libertas Theatre in Stellenbosch, as well as The Laurent at Lourensford, this production will ensure a magical evening of entertainment as you have never seen before. The programme will also include music of the Beatles and Micheal Jackson. The shows are set to start at 19:30 and tickets are available at computicket. For more information visit

Ballet and Orchestra Share Stage in Spectacular Symphony of Dance The Cape Town City Ballet and Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra will appear together on stage for the spectacular production, Symphony of Dance, showing at Artscape in Cape Town from 7-11 October. Conceptualized by Robin van Wyk, Artistic Director of Cape Town City Ballet, the programme features six breath-taking ballets danced to famous orchestral and instrumental masterpieces by Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Ponchielli, Barber and Pärt. “Our ballet audiences are accustomed to seeing the dancers on stage and the orchestra in the pit. However, for Symphony of Dance, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Graham Scott, will share the onstage limelight with us in a wonderful celebration of classical and neo-classical dance,” says Van Wyk The highlight of the programme is bound to be the world premiere and first ever staging of Romance, a new ballet by Robin van Wyk, danced to a live performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s magnificent 2nd Piano Concerto. Audiences will be thrilled to know that the piano soloist for all performances will be the acclaimed South African pianist, Francois du Toit. Two more ballets will also be premiered. Largo Variation, choreographed by Kirsten Isenberg, is set to the poignant minimalistic, Spiegel im Spiegel, by the Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt. In Adagio for Strings, another new work by Van Wyk, the dancers will move to the stirringly emotive composition by the same name, written by American composer Samuel Barber. Audiences can additionally look forward to the beloved music of Johann Strauss in The Emperor Waltz, choreographed by Veronica Paeper, and The Blue Danube, choreographed by Van Wyk. In Van Wyk’s ballet Ensemble for Six, The Dance of the Hours from Amilcare Ponchielli’s opera, La Gioconda, will take centre stage. Tickets available at Computicket

World’s Oldest Toy Shop at V&A Waterfront

Season of Sauvignon The Season of Sauvignon Festival is back in the Durbanville Wine Valley from 24 - 25 October 2015. This wine route is fast becoming Cape Town’s destination of choice with its scenic vineyards, award-winning wines and friendly atmosphere. The festival will once again include the participation of 12 prestigious wine farms, offering a wide variety of festivities. Altydgedacht, Bloemendal, D’Aria, Diemersdal, De Grendel, Durbanville Hills, Hillcrest, Klein Roosboom, Meerendal, Nitida, Groot Phizantekraal and Signal Gun will each be celebrating the start of white wine season in their own individual style. Each winery has its own charm with superb entertainment for adults and children alike. This truly unique and festive experience has led to the Season of Sauvignon festival once again being nominated for a Klink award in the ‘Crowd Pleaser’ category for best wine route event. The Durbanville Valley tasting which features all of the Valley’s excellent 2015 Sauvignon Blanc’s will be available at each of the participating wineries. On offer this year is the opportunity to be amongst the first to taste and purchase the Durbanville Twelve Sauvignon Blanc 2015.

During the school holidays, teddy bears at the V&A Waterfront are inviting young visitors to join them for a lot more than just a picnic. In fact, Hamley and Hatty Bear will be at the Amphitheatre from 1pm to 2pm every day between 3 and 9 October, to invite children under 12 up on stage to participate in fun games and to win spot prizes. The two Hamleys bears form a part of the free entertainment on offer each day at the ‘Bringing Toys to Life’ event. Youngsters will also be kept amused by toy demonstrations and trips from the Cape Wheel to the Watershed and back on the Hamleys train, which will offer free rides between 2pm and 4pm for the duration of the holidays. Young Capetonians can now visit the oldest toy shop in the world at the V&A Waterfront. Young visitors entering the Hamleys store in the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre will encounter a world of wonder and delight, jam-packed with every conceivable toy and activity. Hamleys, which first opened in London in 1760, operates 49 stores across 17 countries and over the years its customers have included royalty, movie stars and celebrities. The new store is located in Kings Warehouse, next to the cinemas. For more information visit

This wine, produced by the Durbanville Wine Valley from a ton of grapes from each of the 12 farms, will be available during the Season of Sauvignon and afterwards for sale from each of the participating wineries. For more information visit




Top Ten Tips for Small Businesses to Spring Into Action As we approach the last quarter of the business year, small businesses everywhere need to take stock of the year, do some spring-cleaning and make final plans for a last push in 2015. The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), launched Small Business Friday™ a movement by the NSBC in association with Nedbank, has shared ten tips for springing into action: “At times like these it is always good to revisit your business and double check a few essentials before moving forward,” says Mike Anderson, CEO and founder of the NSBC. Do you still love what you do? - It is a tough time of year and you need to make one more push until December. Remembering why you are in the business and the reasons you love it, will help energise you and find a renewed way forward. Take small steps forward - Rather than becoming overwhelmed by the task at hand, keep it simple and take tiny steps forward. Inch by inch we move closer to the goal and this consistent movement forward will help you gain good ground. Be decisive - Don’t wait for everything to be perfect. Instead of seeking the impossible, efficient decision makers tend to leap without all the answers and trust that they’ll be able to build their wings on the way down. Don't do it alone - You need a support system while you're starting a business (and afterwards). Mike Anderson (the CEO and Founder of the NSBC)

There are organisations such as the NSBC who can help with advice and inspiration, as well as quality networking opportunities.

When you're starting a business, experienced guidance is the best support system of all. Never Stop Networking. Don’t Give Up - Never stop pushing, looking for business or providing the best service. It’s hard to always believe, but as a self-employed person, you simply have no choice. Never stop. Be ruthless with money – it won’t always be there - Saving habits are the foundation of all financial success. As Warren Buffet put it – ‘Do not depend on a single income, don’t buy compulsively and do not save what is left after spending, spend what is left after saving or investing.’ Use PR as your secret weapon - If you are a local small business, use a good PR consultant and look at local media for PR. Read those publications, forge relationships, find out what types of stories the journalists are covering. Knowledge is power. Collect data - You need to know your business inside and out, so collect information that will help you manage the business, especially when you hit panic mode. Go back to the numbers and work on a solution. Also collect customer information or leads. Having a good database is a common weakness in most businesses. Be different - Challenge the status quo, get out of your comfort zone, do things differently and stretch your abilities. Stretching your abilities will make you great. Take action and just do it! - If you have an idea that you really believe in, do something about it. Unless you take action, your idea will remain worthless. For more information visit

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Miré Herbst – Update


XTERRA SA SEASON Online entries for the 2016 XTERRA SA Season opened on 17 September 2015. Renowned as South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA presented by Rehidrat® Sport will return to Grabouw the weekend of 19 – 21 February 2016 in the form of the South African Championships.

During the first two races of the Western Cape leg of the 2015 Spur MTB League, Miré Herbst won the junior women category (17–18 years) at Meerendal Wine Estate and achieved a third position at Southey Vines. Miré participated in her first solo stage race - the 2015 Storms River Traverse. She obtained fourth position in the open ladies category and a first position in the U/23 ladies category. This was an excellent achievement as she was the youngest rider who participated during this three day stage race. As Yolande de Villiers (Team Sasol Racing and nine times Cape Epic finisher) said after the race – “Hou hierdie enetjie dop- een van die dae wen sy races!! #blinktoekoms.

Miré was awarded WP road cycling colours on 2 September for her achievement during the 2015 SA Road Championships in Nelspruit earlier this year. She now holds WP colours for both road and mountain biking. After her performances in the Junior Ladies category during the 2015 Western Cape Road and Time Trial championships held in Oudtshoorn, she was selected for the Western Cape road cycling team. This team will participate in the CSA Interprovincial road cycling championships from 5 – 8 October in Bloemfontein. As from the 1st of October, Miré will join the LEADout Cycling Academy and she will be trained by Barry Austin. She is very excited about this opportunity as Barry will prepare her for the 2016 SA Road championships early next year

“Each XTERRA event will follow the exact same format in 2016,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Event weekends will start as follows: the XTERRA kids on the Friday, followed by the XTERRA Full on the Saturday and finally the XTERRA Lite on the Sunday. We are really looking forward to our Port Elizabeth introduction. The venue lends itself to becoming one of the most exciting events on the calendar, not forgetting that XTERRA Port Elizabeth will be the only XTERRA SA event to feature an ocean swim.”

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Fedhealth XTERRA Full entrants will stand a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the XTERRA World Championships. To qualify for this competition, XTERRA Warriors must enter and complete all three Fedhealth XTERRA Full Races (Buffelspoort, Port Elizabeth and Grabouw). For further visit

Wines2whales Entry - A Dream Come True for Greyton Local Nineteen year old Caleb Henderson had a dream come true when the organisers of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events granted him a complimentary entry into the FNB W2W MTB Ride. The FNB W2W MTB Ride will start at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) on 2 November 2015. Riders will cross through (and over) 13 wineries, 26 private farms, six mountains, historic roads and mountain passes and nature conservation areas (including the Kogelberg Biosphere) before finishing within sight of the famous whales of Hermanus on 4 November 2015. “We are truly grateful to FNB W2W for Caleb’s entry,” says Owen Henderson. “Caleb was diagnosed as being deaf at birth. At the age of two he was fitted with hearing aids and attended the Carel du Toit School for the hearing impaired, where he was taught to speak. When Caleb started school he was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis (calcification of parts of the brain) and Autism. Although unable to read, he progressed through school with the help of a facilitator and very supportive and dedicated teachers until he left school at the age of fifteen.”

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“Despite his disabilities he has made a life for himself,” continues Henderson. “At present he is helping at Greyton House Village School. He enjoys sport and puts this to use by helping with school sport in the afternoons.”

“Caleb has developed a love for cycling which enables him to participate in a sport where his disabilities do not hold him back. Corne Barnard of Rockhopper Adventures encouraged Caleb to fulfil his dream of completing W2W. Corne will be Caleb’s riding partner.” According to Caleb it’s the hard work, training and technique that attracts him to the sport of mountain biking. “I love that each route is different as this allows me to improve my skill. W2W is important to me because it will be my first big race. It will really challenge and test the hard work that I have put in thus far.” “I am mostly looking forward to finishing with my partner, but am also really excited to see my finishing time after each stage. I plan on working hard. It is my responsibility to finish what I have started.” “We are aware that the FNB W2W competitors come from all levels of ability. We welcome Caleb to fulfill his challenge and wish him the best of luck,” says Dezroy Poole, FNB W2W MTB Director. A three day stage MTB race, participants can choose between the fun-filled FNB W2W MTB Adventure, a slightly more relaxed FNB W2W MTB Ride and the action-packed FNB W2W MTB Race from 30 October to 8 November 2015. For more information visit


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ENTRIES OPEN FOR SANLAM CAPE MILE Entries are open for the Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile. Returning to the Eikenhof Dam at the picturesque Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 7 February 2016 entrants can choose between an exhilarating 1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim.

“The Sanlam Cape Mile was tremendously well received in its maiden year,” says Michael Mayer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “With just over 1000 entrants in 2015 and an exciting sprint finish between Elite entrants Danie Marais and Myles Brown, the inaugural event could not have ended on a higher note.” “We look forward to building on this excitement and invite swimmers to come enjoy a memorable experience that is sure to be rivaled by no other.” “It was fantastic to see so many participants taking on the challenge alongside some of the country’s leading swimmers in the Cape Mile last year. It was also heart-warming to see the huge number of spectators, family and friends who came along to support their loved ones,” says Johan van der Merwe, CEO: Sanlam Investments. “I have no doubt that with our Sanlam sponsorship we can grow the Sanlam Cape Mile into one of SA’s premier open-water swims.”

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Impi Challenge Prepares For Season Finale in Cape Town The action of the 2015 IMPI Challenge presented by Mitsubishi Motors will culminate at the picturesque Lievland and Warwick Wine Estates, Stellenbosch the weekend of 17-18 October 2015 in the form of the IMPI Challenge Cape Town #2. Claude Eksteen and Trish Bahlmann claimed victory in the IMPI Elite Race Cape Town #1 earlier this year in respective times of 1 hour 37 minutes 15 seconds and 2 hours 5 minutes 1 second, with Eksteen celebrating his sixth IMPI Elite Race victory on the day. Having gone up against top South African trail runner AJ Calitz, Eksteen had the following to say: “I’ve never pushed so hard in an IMPI Elite Race. The competition definitely made it more exciting. Racing against the top guys just gives the win more credibility”. According to Bahlmann, the Cape Town route is tougher than the Gauteng route. “IMPI Cape Town rocks! I love the challenge, the enjoyment and the prize money. I wouldn’t miss this for the world”. A trail run with a twist, IMPI Challenge obstacles are challenging, yet safe making the IMPI Challenge ideal for entrants of all ages. There are five categories to choose from when entering: the IMPI Challenge 10 km with 18 obstacles (age 18+ years), IMPI Dash: 5 km with 12 obstacles (ages 10+, all adults welcome), IMPI Mini: 1km with smaller supervised obstacles (ages 6 – 10 years), IMPI Elite: 18 - 20km with 25 tough obstacles (age 18+ years); timed event with prize money, IMPI Corporate: the 10km Challenge distance with extra benefits (age 18+ years).

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Prize money will be allocated to the top 3 finishers in the men’s and women’s IMPI Elite Race. For more information or to enter the IMPI visit