The Newspaper - November Edition 2015

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November 2015

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Life-Saving Treatment to Thousands of Children

With a dire shortage of paediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in South Africa, a R100 million-plus expansion and upgrade of the Paediatric ICU (PICU) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will significantly improve intensive care services given to critically ill and injured children. Capacity will also be greatly increased, addressing the desperate need for more beds to treat the country’s littlest patients. Construction has officially begun on the unit, which is expected to be completed by October 2017. The new PICU will be able to accommodate extra patients in need. The 22-bed facility will increase to 39 bed spaces, which will include an urgently needed 10-bed High Care Unit for neonates as well as isolation cubicles. The high care unit and the isolation cubicles will ensure optimal treatment through better infection control, which is critical in ICU. The expansion and upgrade will also create a comfortable and supportive space for parents as well as breastfeeding mothers. Currently, family members have no privacy or space between life-saving equipment as they sit vigil at their child’s side. Increased space will also mean that staff who work very long hours saving lives in tough conditions, will have adequate accommodation. These staff members work tirelessly to provide clinical, educational and research services.

What can be better than easing out of the weekend and into a new week than with music that satisfies the most diverse of tastes? Where the venue is so spectacularly beautiful that Sunday takes on a whole new ambience? Where friends and family gather their picnic baskets and blankets to enjoy the floral heritage and the mountain as the music rolls over them. The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts offer all this and more from 22 November through to 3 April, 2016 with a magnificent line–up offering something for every taste. The tradition of top local and international artists appearing on this stage continues in this botanical garden that highlights the Western Cape’s rich floral heritage and at the same time showcases worldclass entertainment in an environment second to none.

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Taalmonument Picnic Series In Aid of Reading Project

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Culture, nature and pleasure is what awaits you at the Afrikaanse Taalmonument’s picnics in Paarl – and you’ll also contribute to a worthy cause. The monument’s popular Tuinteater (Garden Theatre) Picnic Series, hosted for the ninth time this year, has been growing in attendance and diversity.

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The coming season includes an exciting programme of full-moon and stargazing picnics, picnic concerts and flicks, as well as fire dance and a musical. Elvis Blue, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Emo Adams and Laurika Rauch are some of the artists performing in aid of “Laat ons Lees!” (Let us Read) in the 1 000 seater Tuinteater – on the lawn right at the foot of the monument.

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Full-moon picnics are scheduled from November to 20 February 2016. At the Stargazing picnics from November to 12 March 2016 visitors can discover the night skies through the telescopes of the Orion Observation Group (OOG), an informal stargazing club from the Boland. The musical “Die Sideboard”, can be seen on 11 December 2015. On 27 December 2015 The Psychedelic Theatre’s fire dancers will once again perform their popular “Dans van die Vlamme” show at the monument. On 31 December 2015 the Monument will host a New Year’s Eve Picnic, with a cannon firing at 24h00. Picnic flicks on the big screen are planned for January to March 2016. A Valentine’s Picnic will be held on 14 February 2016. “Our picnics are affordable and offer unbeatable sunset and night-time views of the valley,” says Jack Louw, Director of the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument. The picnic series is an important way of raising funds for projects.” Tickets are pre-sold at Computicket, For more information visit

Summer Concerts Coming your Way! Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts (Continue from page 1) The 2015/2016 season of Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts boasts one of the best line-ups ever and celebrates 24 years of outstanding concerts.


Back by popular demand are: Freshlyground, Arno Carstens, Mango Groove, Jimmy Nevis, The Parlotones, Prime Circle, Mi Casa, The Soil, Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival, Goldfish, and The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. There are some interesting duos in the mix including Shortstraw and The Plastics who share the stage as do Matthew Mole and Rubber Duc. Al Bairre and Bye Beneco, and Zebra & Giraffe and Monark as well as the energising Karen Zoid with Francois van Coke are all bound to please. Launching the season on 22 November is Freshlyground with a ten year track record on South African and international stages. On 29 November a concert will delight fans of singer/songwriter Zonke Dikana who will be making her debut at Kirstenbosch.



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The 6 December concert sees the ever popular Arno Carstens return to the stage to wow the audience. Another SA sensation Mango Groove is back to perform on 13 December, while Jimmy Nevis is set for another successful performance on 27 December. What better way to bring the New Year in than with Jeremy Loops and opening act Grassy Spark. These South African favourites bring their own special recipe for bringing in 2016 with a bang! Kirstenbosch welcomes back The Parlotones on 3 January 2016 and the ever popular Prime Circle returns to the Kirstenbosch stage 10 January. On 17 January Karen Zoid and Francois van Coke offer their unique styles to the audience and will be performing their new duo. Mi Casa will be performing on 24 January and The Soil on 31 January. Moving into February music fans can enjoy the Cape Town Folk with an incredible line-up of South African folk

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Tel: 011 - 484 - 3612/8 Fax: 011 - 484 -3619 and acoustic artists. Make a date for 14 February as the ever popular Matthew Mole and newcomer to Kirstenbosch Rubber Duc, offer their unique styles to the audience. Goldfish takes the stage on 21 February, while the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual performance is taking place on 28 February. The Month of March includes Shortstraw and The Plastics, Al Bairre and Bye Beneco, Zebra & Giraffe and Monark and end the month on a high note with Beatenberg and John Wizard. The season closes with a duo of new performers at Kirstenbosch on 3 April. For more information visit

Freshlyground Kicks Off Elgin’s Hope@ Paulcluver Summer Concerts Elgin’s very own forest amphitheatre at Paul Cluver Wines is gearing up to launch its first event for the Hope@PaulCluver season. The beloved South African band Freshlyground will be the opening concert beneath the stars on 14 November 2015. Also supporting Freshlygound is singer Paige Mac (from Studio 7) as well as Zion Zuke (from Africa Voices Trust). Hope@PaulCluver has partnered with Africa Voices Trust and the Rural Arts Network to include more local and undiscovered talent. The marimba talents of the local De Rust School (via Rural Arts Network) and the voices of the ladies at ThembaCare Grabouw Hospice will form part of the programme on 14 November. Set in a cluster of towering Eucalyptus trees, the intimate venue is ideal for friends and families to bring along cushions and blankets and settle into the unreserved seating - where everyone in the audience will find themselves up close with the action. Patrons can bring their own picnics or purchase food at the event. The next concert after Freshlyground will be Bobby van Jaarsveld on 12 December. The season’s full programme is available on




Swedish Pilot Heads to Cape of Good Hope Swedish adventurer and SAS airline pilot Johan Wiklund continues his remarkable journey, flying his antique De Havilland DH60 Moth from the North Cape in Norway to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. He’s not just in it for the adventure - Cape to Cape will donate all proceeds after costs to the “Make Reading Cool” initiative for schoolchildren in Red Hill, South Africa. The trip echoes the feat of another dedicated aviator, Gösta Andrée, who started his Cape journey from Barkarby Airfield outside Stockholm in a similar Moth biplane on 12 September 1929. In fact, Wiklund is using similar technology and is even wearing a copy of Andrée’s flying garb – a brown suit jacket and pants. “Andrée’s flight was unprecedented. He didn’t have GPS or other high-tech equipment,” Wiklund says. “With only maps and a compass to rely on, he flew thousands of miles an open-cockpit biplane, over relatively unknown territory. Andrée overcame challenges, made new friends, learned new things, and seems to have had great fun too. I plan to do the same.” Wiklund took off 1 September from Barkarby Airfield in a restored 1935 open-cockpit Moth biplane with a flightplan through Europe to Crete, on to Egypt, continuing with stops in countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana before he will land at Stellenbosch Airfield where he will be met by Cape Town-based charity Children’s Book Network together with a group of schoolage children from Red Hill settlement outside Simon’s Town. Cape to Cape has set up its own crowdfunding initiative on FundedByMe to finance the flight and raise money for the Children’s Book Network project “Make Reading Cool”. The project funds tools, workshops and books for schoolchildren with limited resources.

Commenting on becoming a beneficiary of Cape-to-Cape 2015, Lesley Beake, co-founder of the Children’s Book Network, said: “Our goal is to bring books to children and children to books by making reading fun and exciting as well as useful. “The children will be part of a workshop on courage – in life as well as in small aeroplanes - with singer-poet Blaq Pearl. They will write their own song of welcome to the pilot. We hope to bring to them an understanding of bravery in small aspects of life as well as big adventures. Children demonstrate courage every day, in everything they do.” Lesley added: “Joining us at this special event will be Michael, a boy from Red Hill, who during a workshop three years ago told us that he wanted to be a pilot. He will be presenting a small donation of South African books for children to read in Sweden and will also have a chance to go up in the plane.” For more information visit

Life-Saving Treatment to Thousands of Children (Continue from page 1) Currently the 22-bed PICU at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital is the largest ICU for children in Africa. It provides emergency care for critically ill or injured children from within the Western Cape as well as the rest of South Africa and the African continent. There is a dire need to boost its capacity due to the growing demand for ICU beds in the country. This demand is driven by the increases in surgery requirements and escalations in detection of serious illnesses. In essence, the demands on this unit are higher than its capacity to deliver. The Children’s Hospital Trust, which is fundraising for the R100 million-plus project, works alongside Western Cape Government Health.

Government will contribute R30 million towards the ICU. The budget includes building costs as well as equipment needed for the unit. The ground-breaking marks the start of what is set to be an impressive project, addressing the needs of little patients who need intensive care services. Currently, the absence of isolation units in the PICU increases the risk of cross infection, which can compromise the healing process of critically ill children. Furthermore, there is a dire need for a specifically designed area for neonatal care. In early 2016, the Trust will roll out a public appeal to raise the final R10 million for the upgrade and expansion of the Paediatric ICU.

Tour of Good Hope Receives Official CSA Sanction The 2016 Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, presented by Rudy Project, is the biggest and only Western Cape road tour to be officially sanctioned by Cycling South Africa for next season. The five-day tour, which starts in Paarl on 29 February will take a thousand riders on a 515km journey through the Cape Winelands, with racing categories for professional and amateur teams.

We’re building something really special, a proper national road tour, for the future here.” Wagener said the event was ideally positioned as the only sanctioned tour ahead of the Cape Town Cycle Tour. “It takes place shortly after SA road champs, so the competitive riders should be in good racing form, and it’s also excellent preparation for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, which happens two days after the Tour of Good Hope comes to an end.” “The Cape Epic starts three weeks later and it’s a great chance to come and ride this area and to get in some good endurance training with long days in the saddle.” He said the cloverleaf racing format through the Paarl/Franschhoek valley made the event a logistical dream for participants.

Newly appointed tour director Hendrik Wagener said the CSA rubber stamp signified that all of the correct structures were in place and that all aspects of the tour, including safety, complied with national standards. “All our plans are in place, and because it will be an official event on the CSA national calendar, their officials and commissaires will oversee the event.

Wagener said organisers had already lodged an application for UCI accreditation, but were still waiting for an official response from the international body. “In South Africa, we are short on UCI tours for our riders to earn Olympic qualifying points. “Because it takes place in the European off-season, the Tour of Good Hope could also become an attractive proposition to international teams.” The racing comprises four road stages plus a time-trial.





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Belvedere, the world’s original luxury vodka, is delighted to reveal the Belvedere 007 SPECTRE limited editions in celebration of its partnership with the highly anticipated 24th Bond adventure from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, SPECTRE, released in the UK on 26 October 2015 and in the US on 6 November 2015. Two special limited edition collector’s items celebrate the partnership with the 24th Bond adventure, SPECTRE. The Belvedere 007 SPECTRE special edition bottle features the iconic gun barrel and 007 gun logo and the collector's item will be released in 70cl, 75cl, 1L and 1.75L. A 007 twist has been applied to Belvedere's iconic Silver Saber bottles, known for their cutting edge, metallic aesthetic and illuminating technology. A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.


From left to right: Ana Fugareu, (National Sales Director, Smeg SA); Steve Brookes, (Managing Director, Smeg SA); Francesco Manini, (Business Development Director, Smeg SA); Emer Zavaroni, (Sales Manager for Africa and Australia from Smeg Italy); Margaret Hirsch, (COO Hirsch's Homestores); Luci Hirsch (Brand Manager Hirsch's Homestores); Allan Hirsch, (CEO Hirsch's Homestores); Richard Hirsch (Managing Director of Hirsch's Homestores)

Hirsch’s Homestore opened its doors for the first time in the Helderberg on Friday 16 October with sales exceeded all expectations. The previous evening saw the official launch of the store with invited guests. True to their professionalism Emer Zavaroni, Sales Manager for Africa and Australia from Smeg Italy and the South African directors were present to celebrate the opening of the new store with the Hirsch family. Hirsch’s started as a repair company in Kwa Zulu-Natal way back in 1979 and their name is still synonymous with the best service in the country. Hirsch’s has graduated to Gauteng and eventually opened their first store in Milnerton in the Western Cape. The success at the Hirsch’s Homestore Milnerton branch exceeded all expectations which resulted in the opening of the Somerset West Hirsch’s Homestore. Within weeks of purchasing the property they revamped the structure to meet the Hirsch’s Homestore Brand requirements, and were able open the Homestore 6 months earlier than anticipated. The Hirsch’s would like to thank the community of Somerset West on welcoming them into the area and they hope to be of service to everyone for many years to come. Hirsch’s Homestore is South Africa’s leading independent appliance retailer and is presently selling the highest volume of Smeg products within South Africa. The Newspaper visited two of the Smeg Factories in Italy on a four-day visit which included the Head Office, factory in Guastalla near Reggio Emilia as well as the factory in Chieti in the south of Italy - displaying products of the highest standard of engineering. Their architectural brilliance has made them the number one manufacturer of products of excellence, appealing to the eye, not to mention their environment friendly approach in energy conservation. It is these little extras that create the desire to invest in a Smeg product – it remains a top quality product and a good investment to any prospect client.

Gansbaai - Bredasdorp Road to Unlock Economic Potential in Overberg During Transport Month the completion of the upgraded Gansbaai to Bredasdorp road was celebrated. This project will serve as a constant reminder of ongoing commitment to delivering key infrastructure to all regions in the Western Cape, thereby triggering the realization of the area’s economic potential. This R277 million project spanned a construction period of 32 months with a total of 62.6kms of high quality, surfaced road connecting the community of Gansbaai to Bredasdorp and surrounds. The project consisted of the construction of a new and wider surfaced road, upgrading of the stormwater system, upgrading of the historic towns of Elim and Baardskedersbosch, construction of a new bridge over Uilenkraals and the construction of two low water causeways. Elim has become known for the export of fynbos, and as an

emerging area in the production of wine. Both industries will benefit greatly from this upgraded road and improved infrastructure. With the project having now been completed, many residents and businesses in the area will look forward to the many benefits that will come their way.





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La Paris Festival in The Valley La Paris Estate with its luscious gardens and manicured lawns is situated only 8km outside the picturesque town of Franschhoek. La Paris dates back to 1699 when Willem Adriaan van der Stel as a newly appointed governor awarded the farm to Francois Retief. The French Hugenot later married Marie Mouij. They became the founders of the Retief family in South Africa. Francois named the farm La Paris which was both nostalgic and filled with hopes for the future. They farmed with wheat, vineyards and livestock. La Paris has been the home to various families and activities over the years and has been responsible for many happy memories. The stories told by Italian families celebrating life under the Oak trees in the 1950’s being just some of them. In 2004 Michael and Sjaan Rodenburg and their son, Sebastian fell in love with a still beautiful but derelict farm. The old Manor House framed by Oak trees with the Mountain behind it captured their hearts. In 2013 the Rodenburg’s moved to La Paris permanently and started to develop La Paris into that Grand dream that had its humble beginnings in 1699. - Are you worried about your kids? Don’t be. There will be jumping castles, water slides and an outdoor evening movie to keep the children entertained. - Your visit will be accompanied by some of the biggest artists from South Africa and you can expect daily performances by Gareth James, Jacques Terre’Blanche, Caitlin DeVille and a special performance by Wild Lettuce on Friday evening. - Fire dancers will add to the magical atmosphere and wow the guests with their mystical movements and dazzling displays. - Don’t forget to visit the pop up day spa by Eternal Child which will offer guests an array of pampering treatment. - A special concert by Kurt Darren on the 27th November at 18h30. - Big Field Summer concert on 28 November include performance by Jimmy Nevis, Matthew Mole, aKing and Beatenberg. The annual Festival in the Valley will be taking place this year from 27 – 29 November and will have another exciting line up of festivities including high end gifts for your Christmas shopping, Artisanal food and beverages, Food trucks, Wine, Craft Beer, Cocktails, Live entertainment, an Outdoor Expo and variety of activities to keep the kids entertained. Buy your ticket for one of the days, the whole weekend or upgrade your ticket to enjoy the fantastic line up of musicians taking to our stage on the top field for The Summer Concerts. - You can expect a daily market with high end gifts, fashion, accessories and beauty products. There will also be food trucks, local wines, craft beer and cocktails to mention a few.

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Family Care for Orphaned Children In 1998, Acres of Love provided family care to children orphaned in South Africa, rescuing over 400 children. Maintaining entrepreneurial model of family care and the belief that the complex needs of orphans require individualized care has grown to 24 Forever Family Homes in Johannesburg, and in the last two years, four family homes in the Cape. Many children placed in Acres of Love homes have moderate to severe special needs including paralysis, hearing impairments, hydrocephalus, FAS, HIV, TB, Down Syndrome, Autism, and Cerebral Palsy. Situated in quiet neighborhoods in Somerset West and the Strand, these homes are warm and inviting with well-kept gardens and tidy exteriors. Inside, family photos line the walls, children’s toys are collected in baskets, and kitchens are well stocked with local fruit and veg that accompany every meal. Each child has their own bed, complete with warm linen and stuffed toys on their pillow. The most impactful thing in an Acres of Love home is the way the children are thriving.

Allergies Costing SA Economy over Half A Billion Per Year The cost of allergies to the South African economy is in excess of R606-million a year with healthcare expenditure and lost productivity being the biggest contributing factors. Experts warn that should the unmet needs and strategies to prevent the burgeoning “allergy epidemic” not be addressed, it could soon overwhelm the country’s already fragile healthcare system. Wilmi Hudsonberg, spokesperson of leading allergy pharmaceutical firm, Pharma Dynamics says: “This is largely due to a very low base of registered allergists in the country – of which there are only ten – and only four dedicated allergy clinics at Pietersburg Hospital (Limpopo), Tygerberg Hospital, Groote Schuur Hospital and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.” SA’s current allergy rates among children and young adults are as follows: 1.8 million children in SA have asthma, while the most recent International Study on Asthma and Allergy in Childhood, which examined eczema and allergic rhinitis in teenagers, found that 33.2% experienced problems with allergic rhinitis and 11.9% suffered from eczema. Food allergy data is scant, but a study conducted by the South African Food Sensitisation and Food Allergy has preliminary data showing a true food allergy rate at 2.5% among 1 – 3 year-olds.

Each home welcomes up to six children and is run by long-term, committed house parents who treat these children as their own. Given the very best medical, emotional, and educational care, the children know they are deeply loved. Most of the children have medical or other special needs, and the Acres team works with specialized therapists and doctors to ensure that each child is given the best chance to live a happy, healthy life.

Allergic rhinitis (the most commonly reported allergy) affects as many as 16 million people in South Africa. Some suffer from seasonal hayfever, but many suffer from perennial rhinitis, making it one of the most common chronic illnesses in the country. The prevalence of allergy in South Africa is higher than even commonly reported diseases like tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS. Other atopic conditions, such as eczema, allergic conjunctivitis and asthma, often co-occur, thereby increasing the burden of the disease.

Each home has the wrap-around support of the entire Acres team, which includes social workers, transport drivers, regional coordinators, medical experts, and a host of local volunteers acting as de-facto extended family.

Hudsonberg says among the unmet needs is the inadequate number of allergy specialists. Presently only the University of Cape Town offers training in the field of Allergology. Plenty more are needed to meet the population’s existing and future healthcare demands.

Free Mediation Week

South African patients with allergies currently spend over R480-million a year across allergy medications, and unit sales figures from last year to this year have more than doubled – pointing to a significant increase in allergic conditions in the country.

Over the last few decades the field of alternative dispute resolution has grown tremendously with the recognition that not all cases are well suited for the adversarial process and that there are multiple paths to justice is increasingly shared by attorneys, judges, and the public. The Family Mediators’ Association of the Cape (FAMAC) is offering a “free mediation week” as an initiative in celebration of the strides FAMAC has made in institutionalising mediation as one of several appropriate dispute resolution processes. During the week of 26-30 October 2015 a single family mediation session can be free for both people whether they qualify for legal aid or not. This initiative has been brought in to encourage more people to try mediation rather than head off straight to court. The professional mediators will mediate settlement agreements and parenting plans between the parties, either pre or post divorce. Mediation is usually much quicker, cheaper and less stressful than the legal route, and seven out of ten people are able to reach full agreement using family mediation. For more information or to make a booking contact the FAMAC Secretary, Charmaine Esterhuizen, on 021 801 6176 or email her at 021 801 6176 121-912 NPO



One of the best-kept weight-loss secrets could already be in your pantry. Celebs swear by it, and research confirms that Rooibos tea is the ideal way to help you slim down this summer. By swapping just one cup of coffee for Rooibos tea every day, you could lose as much as a kilo every month. Most of us load our coffee with sugary syrups, honey, whipped cream or milk and sugar which can add anything from 35 to 250+ calories per cup. And if one considers that the average South African knocks back about four cups of coffee a day, drinking Rooibos instead could lead to a whopping 7 – 14kg shed in a year. Ernest du Toit, spokesperson for the SA Rooibos Council, says the indigenous tea offers dieters a healthy, enjoyable and sustainable way to lose weight. “Rooibos tea contains no fat or carbohydrates and its weight-loss properties further extends to inhibiting fat-storage hormones within the body. Rooibos’s unique Bioflavonoid, Aspalathin, helps to reduce stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage, typically associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. In a nutshell, Rooibos tea can prevent the body from storing and even forming new fat cells. “Rooibos tea is also caffeine-free and naturally sweet so there’s no need to add extra sugar. Plus it comes in a variety of flavours like berry, cinnamon, mint and citrus. It’s also 100% natural with no additives, no preservatives and no chemicals,” he says. “Drinking Rooibos tea instead of a regular 35+ calorie cup of coffee (enjoyed with milk and a spoonful of sugar) or a 100+ calorie carbonated drink will automatically reduce your calorie intake, which should put you well on your way to losing centimetres.” A-list celebrities sporting already svelte figures such as Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta Jones and supermodel Cindy Crawford all swear by Rooibos’s health benefits.

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Drinking up to six cups a day – hot or cold – along with a healthy and balanced diet, will provide you with the maximum health and weight-loss benefits that Rooibos tea can offer.




SoundWaves - The Pathway to Sound Health Imagine you could identify a dreaded condition – diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease etc – at the onset, before conventional diagnostics are able to detect it. Imagine you could do this without running expensive blood (or any other) tests and having to wait in suspense for the lab results. Imagine you could have a complete body scan, right down to your chromosomes, in one location: no discomfort, no one touching you, no one requiring any kind of sample from you. Imagine you could have your skin, teeth and eyes – everything – scanned at this same location. Imagine you could take pro-active control of your well-being and stop an impending illness in its tracks. Have you grown weary of running the medical gamut of pills and expensive scans; the discomfort and indignities of a mammogram, “Pap” smear, or prostate examination? Are you still suffering from symptoms that seem immune to your medication or other remedies?

This research trickled down to NASA, and finally landed up in the global Bioresonance Therapy arena. This means that the 3D NLS Bioplasm System can pinpoint how long you have had a specific condition, disease or tumour; and also how serious or critical it is. Examples of some conditions scanned and treated by Bioresonance are: Asthma; ADHD; Cardiovascular Disease; Depression; Detox of Heavy Metals; Eczema; Gynaecological Disorders; Headache/Migraine; Parasites/Viruses/Bacteria; Preand Postoperative Treatment; Rheumatism; Sports Injuries; Stress; Urological Disorders. However, there are countless others that can be identified and treated. Background

Welcome to the wonderful world of SoundWaves Bioresonance Therapy, headed by Charl de Villiers in Gordon’s Bay. What Is Bioresonance (Frequency) Therapy? Have you ever witnessed a sonar image of an unborn baby or used a cell phone? Do you know that sonar systems guide submarines underwater (the so-called “ping”)? Then you will understand how this particular form of therapy works! The basis of this totally natural treatment is simple: every object (human, animal, animate and inanimate) emits its very own unique frequency. If you have a virus or parasite in your body the machine reads that frequency, identifies and kills it. How does Bioresonance (Frequency) Therapy work? By wearing a special pair of headphones, frequencies (i.e. soundwaves) are conducted to your body via a 3D NLS Bioplasm System, using cutting-edge technology, to scan and treat any part of your body – top to toe. Best of all - there is no pain or discomfort; no embarrassing physical invasion of your body; no radiation; no chemicals; no human touch. The 3D NLS Bioplasm System allows you to take proactive and preventative control of your health – of your life. First of all, your body is scanned to detect viruses, parasites, heavy metals, chemical imbalances, tumours, glandular and other disorders. A schedule of treatment is then set up, depending on the outcomes of a scan.

Charl de Villiers, a true “Bolander”, born in Knysna and raised in Stellenbosch started out teaching, and became a School Principal at the age of 26. However, Charl developed an interest in the medical aspects of Education for the Disabled and became active within the South African League for Epileptics (SANEL). Furthermore, Charl was part of the team who, in the mid-1980’s, built and established the Noluthando School for Deaf in Kayelitsha, which is still fullyfunctional today. Having spent 10 years at the school – both before and after 1994 – Charl has even stared down the barrel of an AK47, aimed at him and his teaching staff during some very turbulent times! Charl’s career rekindled a longstanding passion for all things medical, leading him towards research of the multi-faceted medical aspects of Epilepsy, Deafness, Mental Retardation and Genetics, including Fingerprints. The intriguing, revolutionary field of Soundwave (Bioresonance) Therapy opened up for Charl about 15 years ago, while still active in Education. With great enthusiasm he treated friends and family for free, with his very first machine - purely as a fascinating hobby. Having retired in 2010, the “hobby” became a full-blown passion, especially since Charl and his wife, Annemarie, relocated from Pretoria to Gordon’s Bay in 2012. They both believe in helping people and this “alternative” (in fact, “natural”) therapy enables them to do just that. Experience

Bioresonance Therapy can even run a blood or bone marrow test; read the condition of your eyes, ears, teeth, nails, skin - in fact: thousands of conditions and diseases can be traced and treated. An added bonus is that this particular system offers you the benefit of having a “mammogram”, “pap” smear, or prostate check-up, without any person or instrument touching you! It is totally non-invasive, non-chemical, painless and without any discomfort. All you have to do is sit back and relax. There is yet another unique benefit to your personal healthcare! The Russian Space Program developed a system predicting the physical condition of their astronauts while in space, 3 to 5 years ahead.

Charl de Villiers has 27 years’ experience in various types of severe disability, i.e. Mental Retardation, Epilepsy, Deaf Education, and Genetics; 15 years’ experience in Bioresonance Therapy and Bio-scanning, with a TOD. SpO. SpD at the University of Pretoria and Potchefstroom. Charl is also an Accredited Member of SARTA (The South African Resonance Therapy Association) and The Cancer Clinic of New Zeeland. He also offers group demonstrations from time to time – free of charge. Charl and Annemarie de Villiers want people to know that there truly is an alternative way of caring for your health! For more information contact 073 575 9001 / 083 267 9745 or visit for online queries and bookings




Green Oasis in the Klein Karoo Algerynskraal Coffee Shop & Farm Stall is a great stop on the R62 en route from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn. The farm stall is situated between Barrydale and Ladismith, on the farm Algerynskraal. Algerynskraal, originally a farming outpost was purchased by Phillip Lodewyk Le Grange in the mid 1860's. One of the decrepit farmhouses provided the perfect setting for Arnold and Antoinette Schoeman to renovate and create this amazing, new and exciting trading post for the traveling Tourist. The rooms exude an old world charm and is presently decorated with gifts, arts & crafts, plants, grape juice, delicious home bakes and much more. Come and enjoy the traditional Sunday roast or relax on the stoep and enjoy the aroma of the Algerynskraal's special coffee blend. With a wide variety to choose from, the Algerynskraal menu caters for every taste. Salad ingredients are mostly picked in their organic vegetable garden. Algerynskraal is a green oasis in the dry Klein Karoo - with great food, ample shaded parking, beautiful and clean cloakrooms filled by tranquil surroundings. Come and Experience the unique hospitality and excellent service - country lifestyle at its best! For more information contact 028 551 2463 or 082 462 0669

The Test Kitchen Ranked as one of World's Best A top Cape Town eatery, The Test Kitchen, based in Woodstock has earned a spot on Tripadvisor’s Best Fine Dining Restaurants – World, and came in at 22 on the list. “The Test Kitchen continues to garner international recognition for the excellent offering they deliver. Earlier this year, the eatery featured on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2015, which was compiled by British trade publication, Restaurant.

Fight Against Hunger on World Food Day World Food Day was celebrated globally during the month of October and seeks to highlight public awareness of the world food shortage and to strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. On 16 October 2015, World Food Day, people from around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger. Locally, SASKO donated a total of 10,000 loaves of nutritious Low GI bread, and 6,000kg of SASKO Cake Flour to FoodBank SA to assist with its drive for food donations this year. FoodBank SA will donate food items to non–profit community based organisations across the country. These organisations include early childhood development facilities, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and schools, which will in turn serve over 110,000 people during this time. Le-Anne Engelbrecht, marketing manager of SASKO, explains: “11 million South Africans are currently food insecure which means they do not know where their next meal will come from. We applaud the work being done by FoodBank SA, not only on World Food Day, but throughout the year as they aim for a country without hunger.”

“Through Project Khulisa, we are positioning the Western Cape as a leading food and wine destination. Establishments such as the Test Kitchen will be a key part of that strategy,” says Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities. Reviews for the Test Kitchen on Tripadvisor were full of praise for the city restaurant.

OZCF Market Day Will Remain & V&A Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) is pleased to announce that the Market Day will remain at the current venue, Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront for the next 6 months until April 2016. The venue is proving popular with customers who enjoy ease of access, convenient parking and sea and mountain views. The Market will be operating throughout the season, but will be closed on Saturday 26 December 2015.

“The menu was incredibly inventive and well-prepared. The different tastes and flavors were incredible,” read one.

The Waterfront have shown themselves to be truly committed to the goals of expanding access to local organic produce and opportunities for small-scale local organic farmers and small artisanal producers.

“Service and ambience were remarkably relaxed yet highly professional..,” remarked another guest.

They have provided the market with a stunning venue, brought partners to the table and worked to make the weekly operations as affordable as possible.

“Go, you won't be disappointed. Fantastic food, great location,” said a tourist.

OZCF looks forward to spending the summer months at Granger Bay.

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Acclaimed national mall developers Abacus Asset Management are hitting all the right notes with their latest venture – a 16,000m² office and convenience shopping centre on the corner of the busy R44 and De Beers Avenue in Somerset West. Set alongside a rehabilitated water body with views of the mountains and the ocean, The Sanctuary combines AAA-grade office space with South Africa’s leading convenience shopping brands, a cutting edge gym and a niche eateries to suit every taste. The R400-million, three-storey Stauch Voster (Cape Town) designed building will offer 8,000m² of retail space on the ground floor and a further 8,000m² of office space and a gym on floors one and two. On track to open in October 2016, the three-storey centre has already secured anchor tenants Woolworths Food, Pick n Pay and Virgin Active. Other firsts being introduced by the centre include South Africa’s first Burger King drive-through restaurant in the Helderberg region, which opens this December, as well as popular Gauteng steakhouse franchise, Turn ‘n Tender, which opens with the centre next year.



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Abacus Asset Management leasing director Eradus van Antwerpen said the centre would primarily serve Somerset West, Strand and Gordon’s Bay residents. It was the first restaurant hub for Somerset West, he said, adding that the centre would boast extended trading hours and a safe trading environment along a high traffic node. Abacus Asset Management managing director Gavin Blows said the development was in response to the high demand for premium office space in area and the growth in the residential market. Luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in Historic Centre. Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge with street facing balcony. Modern finishes. All furniture and appliances included. Includes one basement parking. Perfect lock up an go!



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“The centre will provide a new dining destination for the residents of the Somerset West and Strand areas, as it will consist of at least eight eateries,” said Blows. “The popular Turn ‘n Tender steakhouse franchise has chosen The Sanctuary as their first offering in the Western Cape, which supports our research of an undersupplied dining demand in the Somerset West and Strand areas.” Designed to be sensitive to the water body which it surrounds, the centre will also allow for restaurants to trade internally or externally, depending on the weather. The water body, which serves as a storm water retention facility, is being rehabilitated, with the developers implementing a water and landscaping maintenance programme to ensure the natural environment is preserved.

Luxuriously designed 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in the heart of Stellenbosch. Open-plan design offers lounge area, dining area and extra area for open 3 2 office or for entertaining guests. Living room and main bedroom each with balcony and views towards Jonkershoek valley. Modern, neutral palate has been used throughout. Features include under floor heating, air-con and Bose sound system. 2 basement parking bays. Building has a built-in generator. Web ref #103313395


Blows said that prior to Abacus purchasing the property, the water body had been polluted from various sources in the area, which had led to the degradation of bird and plant life around the pond. “Since ground-breaking, over 5,000m3 of polluted soil has been removed, the banks the pond have been shaped and, in due course, vegetation will be planted to encourage the return and growth of the bird life in the area,” he said. “A bird and plant education route is planned, and a specialist company has been appointed to monitor the quality of the water once the centre is operational.” The centre would also feature high-speed connectivity. “As with all new Abacus developments, the shopping centre will be fully networked with optic fibre. Vodacom will provide voice and data services to all retail and office tenants with speeds far in excess of what is currently available,” added Blows.

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Western Cape Manufacturing Indaba 2015 Taking place on 6 November 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the Western Cape Manufacturing Indaba will bring together the province’s manufacturers to workshop and network with government’s policy makers and the province’s leadership to unlock the growth opportunities of the sector. The Manufacturing Indaba will be hosting a programme focused towards issue impacting manufacturers in the Province and create a platform to raise awareness in the automotive, chemical, tooling and general manufacturing sectors and address issues to enhance sustainability in manufacturing industries. Topics to be discussed include: Advanced manufacturing design and innovation, investment promotion and export opportunities in manufacturing, energy solutions and alternative power for manufacturing, localisation for supply chain development and local production, spatial development opportunities, access to finance, and manufacturing opportunities in Africa. Manufacturing is the second biggest sector in the Western Cape after the financial services sector and contributed 15% to the South African manufacturing sector output of R300 billion in 2012. The manufacturing sector in the Western Cape attracts large amounts of inward investment, and enjoys substantial state assistance as an employment-creating industry. Manufactured products include heavy-duty industrial equipment, vehicle parts and electrical equipment. Exporters in this sector have experience in supplying large quantities to buyers from developed and developing countries. Brought to you by the Manufacturing Indaba in conjunction with the Department of Trade & Industry (dti) and the Manufacturing Circle, the programme has input from collaborators such as Wesgro, NCPC-SA, the Western Cape Tooling Initiative and Green Cape, and will address the challenges that are particular to manufacturing businesses based in the Western Cape. For more information visit

Is a Non-Compete Between an Employer and an Employee enforceable? When an Employee-Employer-relationship is terminated, albeit due to the Employee resigning or as a result of dismissal, or the like, the inevitable question arises: “Are non-compete agreements enforceable?” The answer is yes, but with certain qualifications. Under certain circumstances a Court may not always be amenable to enforce a non-compete agreement. Although our Courts generally enforce agreements when necessary to protect a contracting parties’ interests, such protection are afforded whilst taking into consideration the surrounding circumstances and the effect enforcing or exempting a party from a non-compete clause in an Employment agreement would have on both parties.

It is therefore clear that all laws and therefore also the common law principals, which underlies the law of Contract, applicable when any contractual aspect arises, are therefore subject to our Constitution and to the premise that every person has the fundamental right to choose and practice any occupation. An agreement “not to compete” generally is a promise that the employee will not engage in business competitive with that of the employer during and for a certain time period following termination of employment and may be defined to be limited for a specific area. Such undertakings are often accompanied by a promise “not to solicit” the employer’s customers (“non-solicitation”) and “not to disclose” the employer’s confidential business information (“non-disclosure”).

The underlying consideration shall always be that every person has the fundamental right of freedom, freedom to choose their trade, occupation, profession and freedom to practice such trade, occupation or profession. Of course such freedoms as is defined and stipulated in our Constitution may be regulated and limited by the law. Where it is necessary to protect another’s rights or where no real protectable interests are at stake, where the restrictions are unreasonable, or where the employer has undermined its ability to enforce the rights, by for example engaging in “selective enforcement” of such agreements, a Court may very well not enforce the non-compete Agreement. Each person’s fundamental rights to freedom of trade, occupation and profession are recognized in our Constitution, with the Supremacy of the Constitution defined as follows: “This Constitution is the supreme law of the Republic; law or conduct inconsistent with it is invalid, and the obligations imposed by it must be fulfilled. Chapter 2 deals with the BILL OF RIGHTS and in its application states that: “The Bill of Rights applies to all law, and binds the legislature, the executive, the judiciary and all organs of state. A provision of the Bill of Rights binds a natural or a juristic person if, and to the extent that, it is applicable, taking into account the nature of the right and the nature of any duty imposed by the right. When applying a provision of the Bill of Rights to a natural or juristic person a court, in order to give effect to a right in the Bill, must apply, or if necessary develop, the common law to the extent that legislation does not give effect to that right; and may develop rules of the common law to limit the right.”

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Because a non-compete is a “restrictive pledge,” i.e., ­a promise by an employee not to engage in certain behavior that is contrary to the employer’s interests, for it to be enforceable, a non-compete must be (i) necessary to protect certain employer interests, (ii) reasonable in time and scope, (iii) legal and consistent with public interest and (iv) supported by consideration. The Courts distinguish two key protectable employer interests: an employer’s relationship with customers, clients and vendors (also called “good will”) and confidential business information, such as for instance trade secrets. Goodwill encompasses a variety of intangibles, including market position and reputation. Confidential business information encompasses commercially valuable information or necessary business specific information, not generally known outside of the company, which the company has taken reasonable measures to protect. Only in the event that good will or confidential business information requires protection can an Employer prevent an Employee from competing with the Employer, as was agreed in the non-compete agreement. In other words non-competes can be used to prevent unfair competition (involving misappropriation of good will or confidential business information) but cannot be used to prevent ordinary, everyday, competition. All persons are allowed and indeed entitled to compete with one another, as they have the right of freedom to choose and practice any trade, occupation or profession. An Employer should therefore carefully consider whether it is necessary to restrict an employee’s right to freedom of trade, occupation or profession by entering into a non-compete agreement and an Employee should likewise consider whether such restrictions are necessary, under the circumstances and what such restrictions should contain to be reasonable in time and scope, legal and consistent with public interest and if supported by consideration. As such it is advisable to contact a legal Practitioner to prepare a non-compete that will be legally enforceable.

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Top Honours at 2015 South African Magic Championships In one fell swoop, two of Cape Town’s top magicians, Stuart Lightbody and Olwethu Dyantyi took top honours at the 2015 South African Magic Championships, held at GrandWest recently. Going wand to wand against dozens of their nationwide competitors, Lightbody (31) and Dyantyi (21) impressed judges and delegates alike with their captivating acts, claiming first place in the Close-up Magic and Stage Magic contests respectively. Dyantyi also clinched the coveted Grand Prix title, a prize awarded to the magical competitor who scores 85% and above for their acts. Hosted by the College of Magic, the Mother City’s only magical arts organisation, the 2015 South African Magic Championships is a triennial event held to select the best magician nationwide. This year’s activities saw GrandWest transformed into the ultimate magic convention venue with series of exhilarating contests, demonstrations, panel discussions, gala magic shows and more. This 2015 victory marks the second time Lightbody, a Claremont resident, has claimed the SA Magic Champion title since 2005. With several international accolades, including Weekly Best of Fest Award at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Creative Award at the Prague Fringe Festival beneath his wand too, the psychological illusionist is elated with his latest triumph: Likewise, rising magical star Dyantyi has been floating on air since his double win. Having just returned from performing at a festival in Beijing, snagging the 2015 Stage Magic Champion and Grand Prix titles are a dream come true for the township youth.

Photo: L - R: South African Magic Championships Winner Stuart Lightbody, from Claremont, with runners-up Anele Dyasi and Colin Underwood. Photo Credit: Sam Burrows Photography

Both Lightbody and Dyantyi are graduates of the College of Magic, the only organisation of its kind in the world, which celebrates 35 years of teaching magic and its allied arts to children and adults in 2015.

Four Stellenbosch Wine Icons Go Back to their Pinotage Roots Four of South Africa’s iconic Pinotage producers, all part of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, have joined forces to create the Pinotage Root of South Africa, the first demarcated wine experience centred round the grape variety with which the South African wine industry has become synonymous. The four wine farms are part of the lexicon of premier South African wines, with the Pinotage Root comprising Simonsig Estate, Kanonkop, Beyerskloof and L’Avenir, all recognised as the crème de la crème of Pinotage producers. Not only have these wineries been top performers in the history of the Top 10 Pinotage Competition, but their role in promoting the country’s Pinotage pedigree has been at the forefront of South Africa’s wine narrative over the past few years. According to Annareth Bolton, CEO of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, the Pinotage Root was formed to provide a unique experience for wine lovers wishing to focus on wines made from the country’s best-known indigenous grape variety. The relative close proximity of the L’Avenir, Kanonkop, Simonsig and Beyerskloof allows the visitor easy access to the best Pinotage wines in South Africa within a day-trip. Each farm will be offering visitors a selection of five Pinotage wines from their cellars, with various culinary offerings varying from snacks to gourmet restaurant meals laid on. Photo: Beyers Truter

Bolton says that the initiative was taken by the wineries themselves to set-up the Pinotage Root, and underscores the dynamic forward thinking that has become a feature of the corps of members belonging to the Stellenbosch Wine Routes.

THE WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT MINISTERIAL YOUTH EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2016 Invitation to Apply!!! Are you a social entrepreneur that has found a solution to uplift the youth of the Western Cape? If you are you are invited to apply for the Ministerial Youth Excellence Award for 2016. The Western Cape Department of Social Development wishes to recognise outstanding individuals that have contributed towards youth excellence in their respective fields. The Department is interested in awarding exceptional projects that solve public problems for YOUTH DEVELOPMENT initiatives and YOUTH AT RISK through its Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards 2016. The awarding categories include: • Youth transitions and change; • Youth life chances and opportunity pathways; • Youth leadership development; and • Youth – their advancement in rural and farm areas We accept projects from government, civil society, the private sector, universities and projects that have partnerships with government. For further enquiries, contact Yasmina at or 021-918-4390. Please note that the application deadline is the 20th January 2016. Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre will be managing the process for the Western Cape Department of Social Development.




Western Cape Beaches

Received International Blue Flag Status

Lufthansa Flights Increased! Now Flying Daily to Cape Town

As a major achievement by municipalities in the Western Cape, 49 beaches, marinas and boats received the international Blue Flag Status. In total 84 Blue Flags were given to South Africa of which more than half were in the Western Cape. The commendable achievements of the stakeholders responsible for the success of these beaches were formally acknowledged with the presentation of awards at the launch event for the 2015/16 Blue Flag Season at Grotto Beach in Hermanus recently. The Blue Flag is an international award given to beaches that meets strict criteria of excellence in the areas of safety, amenities, cleanliness and environmental standards. Congratulations to all of the winners, especially Grotto Beach in Hermanus who won the Gold Status this year. Western Cape beaches that received Silver Status are Clifton’s 4th Beach, Bikini Beach in Gordonsbay, Kleinmond, Hawston and Lappiesbaai (Stilbaai). Bronze Status were given to Silwerstroomstrand, Camps Bay, Llandudno, Muizenberg, Mnandi, Witsand, Santos (Mossel Bay), Hartenbos, Robberg 5 and Keurboomstrand. The Blue Flag Status is important for promoting tourism, boosting the economic growth and contributing to permanent job creation in the province. However, one of the most importantly attributes is the creating of proud citizens and an overall awareness of the importance of the environmental and the preservation thereof. City Hires Lifeguards to Ensure Safety of Beach Users

Lufthansa is increasing its service between Cape Town and Munich from five weekly non-stop flights to a daily schedule. The seasonal service, valid from 25 October 2015 until 27 March 2016, links the Bavarian capital to the mother city and is operated using the A340-600. For local business and leisure travelers this means tapping into a growing network of European and intercontinental flights from Lufthansa’s Bavarian Hub. Lufthansa’s intercontinental fleet overhaul, equating to a daily 1 million invested in both onboard and ground products is in its final stretch and customers are now being offered the new Premium Economy Class which compliments the retrofitted First and Business Class cabins. The new Premium Economy Class seats offer up to 50 percent more room than Economy Class and positions Lufthansa as a leader in offering premium service in all four classes of service. “Launched just 18 months ago, Lufthansa’s newest cabin of service has already become a benchmark in quality and service for passengers interested in upgrading their travel experience,” notes Andre Schulz, Lufthansa’s General Manager for South Africa.

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The City of Cape Town’s Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department is employing permanent and seasonal lifeguards in order to improve beach safety over the holiday season. During the spring school holiday 12 permanent lifeguards and over 100 seasonal lifeguards, 100 beach monitors were deployed. The team of lifeguards and beach monitors will be on duty at the various beaches between 08:00 and 16:30 over weekends until the peak season. An essential requirement for appointment as a beach lifeguard is the possession of a valid Lifeguard Award, as well as experience in Surf Lifesaving. The 100 beach monitors are in addition to the many law enforcement personnel who vigilantly patrol the City’s beaches and assist lifeguards in preventing drowning incidents. The beach monitors will be responsible for helping to prevent irresponsible and dangerous behaviour along the coastline. These monitors will patrol the areas of coastline not covered by lifeguard services in order to prevent people from swimming in areas where there are no lifeguards present. The presence of these beach monitors is crucial if the City is to effectively prevent drowning incidents. The following hotspot beaches will be covered by lifeguards on weekends: Clifton, Camps Bay, Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Kogel Bay, Strand, Macassar, Monwabisi, Mnandi, Strandfontein and Blue Waters. During the peak summer season, this service will be boosted by accredited members of lifesaving clubs and the National Sea Rescue Institute.

He further adds that Lufthansa’s new cabin service offers a seat pitch which is up to three centimetres wider depending on the type of aircraft. The separate wide armrest for each seat and the centre console between the seats ensure extra privacy and thus a total of about 10 centimetres more space to the side. The seat back can be tilted further and the seat spacing is much more generous at 97cm. The adjustable headrest can be folded at the sides to give comfort and support. Premium Economy also offers leg support and foot rests to provide which differ slightly in design depending on the row configuration. With two pieces of luggage up to 23 kgs, each passenger has twice as much free baggage allowance as standard Economy Class allowance. Lufthansa’s First Class passengers flying from South Africa already enjoy the highest quality of service and luxury available on board, the superb comfort of the award-winning First Class cabin with its ergonomically contoured seat that converts into a fully flat, two-metre long bed has won a 5-star award from Skytrax, the travel industry’s independent quality institution. For the fifth year running, Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure carrier and a subsidiary Lufthansa Group carrier Swiss, will connect Cape Town with Zurich non-stop twice a week during South Africa’s high season operating flights from October 2015 until mid May 2016. Edelweiss has also recently completed a major refurbishing programme of their cabin now offering three classes, namely the flat bed Business Class, the Economy Max and the normal Economy Class. Reflecting the importance of South Africa to Lufthansa network, the airline is also introducing the new generation Boeing B747-8 to its Johannesburg route. For the first time in aviation history, the stretched Jumbo Jet passenger version also known as the “Queen of the skies” touched African soil on 25 October this year.

Cape West Coast tourism Sector Boosted by New Routes Recent numbers compiled by Wesgro Research reveal that the Cape West Coast has experienced a constant increase in tourist numbers to the region. Lately, the allure of the region has been boosted by the development of new routes with the likes of Langebaan attracting over 30,000 visitors to its respective attractions during December 2014, largely owed to the growing popularity of these routes. The 2014 Cape West Coast visitor trends reflected a growing share in respondents who indicated overnight stays. The summer season saw visitors to the region staying on average one (24.2%) and two (41.0%) nights.

During the same period visitors spent on average R500-R1000 on accommodation and spent the same amount daily on various other purchases. The growing popularity in the heritage-inspired Groenekloof Route and the BlueBenguela Leisure Route is underlined by the activities indicated by visitors during the 2014/15 summer season; with scenic drives (30.8%), gourmet restaurants (15.1%), outdoor activities (13.6%), culture/heritage (11.4%) and fishing (4.0%) ranking as the top five activities enjoyed in the Cape West Coast. The role played by West Coast Way, a private initiative procured by Sanparks

to promote the West Coast Bio-diversity Corridor from Blaauwberg Nature Reserve to the West Coast National Park cannot be understated. With many attractions on the West Coast realising increased visitor numbers since their inception. Wesgro also continues to play a significant role in driving up the region’s visitor numbers actively promoting this region with campaigns like the Scoot West Coast campaign and storytelling evenings amongst others. Along with event organisers, West Coast Tourism keeps the flow of visitors to the region constant, coordinating a host of events scheduled throughout the year.

Events include the likes of the Darling Music Experience, Paternoster Jazz on the Rocks, Goedverwacht Snoek en Patatfees and the Darling Rocking the Daisies just to name a few.




GIFTS AND GADGETS FOR ALL In less than three months’ time, the holiday season will be in full swing and with that comes the familiar sound of Christmas carols, enticing smells of delicious food and precious family time – a great time to relax and build up reserves for the New Year. Odile Hufkie, Marketing Manager at Cape Union Mart says, “This time of year can also easily turn into a frenzy, with most of us stressing and running around trying to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones. “South Africans are known to love the outdoors and enjoy the spectacular scenery, excellent weather, and incredible variety of breath-taking outdoor adventure activities our country has to offer. Providing everything under the sun for outdoor pursuits - including hiking, camping, trail running, mountain biking, snow sports, travel and more - we guarantee that you’ll find the perfect gift at exceptional value at Cape Union Mart. We have a number of exclusive suppliers that offer a vast selection of gifts and gadgets to suit any budget,” says Odile Hufkie, Marketing Manager at Cape Union Mart. When it comes to clothing, K-Way is South Africa’s leading brand of outdoor gear and apparel and Keen, one of the most trusted names in outdoor footwear. Kühl is the premium maker of casual and performance mountain clothing for the most active lifestyles, whilst Outdoor Research provides innovative, technical and functional clothing and gear for hikers, backpackers, trail runners and more.

Eco SouLife has chic cutlery, crockery, mugs and cups made from biodegradable materials, Kaliber’s premium knives with Swedish blades slices and dices like some of the most renowned knives around the world and Laken has both stainless steel and aluminium bottles that are recyclable, and 100% BPA, Phthalates and lead free. Make outdoor safety and communication your number one priority with Midland’s innovative and intuitive two-way radios. Secur is dedicated to constant product development and technological innovation in the electronics field, producing leading edge products for emergency preparedness, outdoor sports, portable power solutions and alternative energy. Source makes industry-leading hydration components, systems and packs and with the right Storm product you can wash your Gore-Tex jacket or your down sleeping bag in the machine, and also ensure your leather boots stay waterproof and your sandals don’t smell. Sunski believes that quality eyewear doesn’t have to come with an exorbitant price tag and beneath the classic Wayfarer shape, funky colour combos and mirror lenses lie serious products with tech-specs to match. With its polarised and scratch resistant lenses, Sunski sunglasses are an excellent investment. Travelon offers a vast selection of travel accessories ranges from simple to space age, but every single item is there to make your life easier and Ultimate Survival Technologies offer a mind-boggling array of high-quality survival essentials ranging from headlamps and machetes to first aid kits and waterproof notepads. Other gifts and gadgets include top suppliers such as Garmin, Led Lenser, GoPro, Nikon, Leatherman, TomTom, Fitbit, Suunto, Red-E, Blackfire, Nite Ize, Powerstick+, Victorinox and True Utility. Hufkie concludes: “We want to be the number one gifting destination in South Africa. Therefore we have ensured that we have gifts for mom, dad and the kids! Cape Union Mart aims to sell experiences and memories.” For more information visit Shop 4, Centre Du Village Huguenot Road Franschhoek Just behind French Connection Tel: 021 876 2501 Email:

High end Décor at your fingertips! Nestled in the heart of beautiful Franschhoek village. Chandeliers, Lamps, Mirrors, Candles, Artwork and much more..

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Melody Wales Studio Produces Popular Lead-Glass Items The Melody Wales Studio produces heirloom quality lead-glass lamps and assorted lead-glass items, including windows and doors. Each lamp sold is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the lamp is a hand-made, one-off product crafted personally by Melody Wales. Melody’s lamps have been sold to a select clientele worldwide, from London to Stockholm; from Italy to Australia. Other popular lead-glass items that Melody produces are jewellery boxes, angels and dragons and beautiful sun catchers - destined to become heirlooms. Among her prized products are lead-glass terrariums, which are much sought after – in particular from clients in the Netherlands. She also does repairs. Until recently the Melody Wales Studio traded from premises at the Watershed, situated at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. One of the conditions of the lease forced Melody to personally man her premises. She soon realised that she was devoting too much energy as a shopkeeper, and not enough time pursuing her passion of working with glass! However, she saw out her lease period until finally she was once again a free agent. She now operates from her workshop in Blouberg where she is crafting a range of doors which will feature in Cape Town’s largest decorating exhibition in April/May 2016. The Studio currently does not have a retail outlet.


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For sleeping outdoors, Blue Sky includes everything from colourful camping equipment, while Cuddlebug offers pillows, neck cushions and children’s plush toys and Deuter boasts with the most comfortable, convenient and reliable German engineered backpacks.

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RELIVE TITANIC DISASTER AT EXHIBITION PRESENTED AT THE V&A WATERFRONT They will receive a replica boarding pass, assume the role of passengers and follow the chronological journey of life on Titanic – from the ship’s construction, to life on board, the famous sinking, and the modern day efforts to recover and conserve the wreckage for future generations.” Basson adds that delicate perfume vials, porcelain dinnerware (with the White Star Line logo), personal belongings, postcards, pieces of the ship and numerous other items recreating the lost era will be available to view. Certain areas have also been created to mimic the rooms of Titanic. Children of all ages can look forward to a downloadable educational curriculum, kiddies artifact map (weekly prizes to be won), a live iceberg and the Kiddies Activation Zone with a Titanic jumping castle, Titanic PlayStation Zone, Titanic Lego building tables, Titanic sand pits and Titanic ocean tanks.

Authentic artifacts recovered from the famous shipwreck of the Titanic will be displayed for the first time in South Africa when Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opens in Johannesburg during September, followed by the V&A Waterfront from 27 November 2015 to 14 February 2016. Educational, emotional and appropriate for all ages, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic. The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary ship’s compelling human stories. Those attending will find out about the lives of South Africans that were on board Titanic, learn about passengers and crew members, admire a recreated iceberg installed at the exhibition and relive the events of that fatal night. Says Marius Basson, director of Manic Global and organiser of the event: “Visitors will be drawn back in time to April 1912 when the ship embarked on its maiden voyage.

Adults in turn can shop at the extensive merchandise shop, sample specially made “White Star” ranges of beer and wines, order a Titanic tea or coffee package and experience an authentic dining experience that recreates what life was like on board the ship in 1912. Basson concludes: “People of all ages will benefit as we celebrate and remember all those whose lives were lost or changed by one of the biggest maritime disasters that mankind witnessed in modern history. It shouldn’t be missed and we’re very proud to present it in South Africa.” Visit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition daily from 09h00 to 19h00, Monday through to Sunday. Tickets for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition are available at the expo or through Webtickets and range from R76 for children to R135 for adults (family packages include even further discounts). Special school packages are also available for groups of 20 or more. For more information visit

Discover Art Franschhoek at this year’s Art in Clay As with good food and outstanding wines, so too fine art needs to be savoured in order to be appreciated. Regarded as SA’s premier food and wine destination, Franschhoek has added art destination to its résumé. Home to some of the country’s finest art offerings and a growing number of local and international art enthusiasts, a need arose to establish Art Franschhoek, which will be launched at this year’s Art in Clay exhibitions. A highlight on the Franschhoek events calendar, Art in Clay, which runs from 24 October to 30 November this year, features a grouping of six exceptional art galleries in and around Franschhoek, featuring the extensive range of work by leading ceramic artists.

Artists include, amongst others, David Walters, John Bauer, Elsje Burger, Catherine Landman, Sarah Walters and Paul de Jongh. Art Franschhoek aims to promote fine art in the valley in the same way its other strengths have been defined, namely food and wine. By means of a dedicated Art Franschhoek website visitors will be kept up to date on the latest exhibitions by both local and international artists. These include internationally acclaimed ceramicist David Walters, who designs plates, bowls, and other tableware for clients both locally and abroad. His home-based gallery comprises three intimate showrooms where recent work is offered for sale. The La Motte Museum, situated on La Motte Wine Estate, offers visitors a stimulating cultural-historical experience, with displays depicting aspects of the Rupert family, focusing on Dr Anton and Mrs Huberte Rupert as well as the musical career of their daughter Hanneli Rupert. The largest room in the museum is dedicated to the life and art of one of South Africa’s greatest masters, Jacob Hendrik Pierneef. A selection of contemporary art by other distinguished South African artists can also be viewed. EBONY showcases classic and contemporary paintings and artworks by some of the most recognised and collectible South African artists. With spaces in Franschhoek and Cape Town it has a respected and vibrant exhibition program. Ebony also participates at various Art Fairs throughout the year. EBONY represents the artists Richard Smith, Zemba Luzamba, Kufa Makwavarara, Oliver Barnett, Jean – Claude Moschetti and Hugh Byrne and collaborates with many other artists and galleries. The gallery works closely with sculptors and ceramicists including Dylan Lewis, Keith Calder, Katherine Glenday, Andile Dyalvane, Lisa Ringwood to name a few. The Gallery at Grande Provence, which is part of the internationally acclaimed Trent Read Galleries, showcases works by leading and emerging South African artists. An extensive selection of artworks – including paintings, drawings, original prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and traditional beadwork are available to view by the public. A new addition to the list of galleries will be that of the Moór Gallery Franschhoek, scheduled to open in February 2016, and will feature an eclectic selection of South African and international artworks in various media, representing many approaches to art, both traditional and contemporary. Food, wine and art. The ingredients for the ultimate destination experience and the perfect excuse to visit Franschhoek.




Love Cape Town Neighbourhood Series

To Beer or Not To Beer

Cape Town Tourism (CTT) is thrilled to announce the launch of the Love Cape Town Neighbourhood Series, a collection of videos intimately revealing three of the city’s suburbs.

Calling all beer lovers! South Africa’s largest and most popular beer festival, the Cape Town Festival of Beer is back to rock the Mother City at Hamilton’s Rugby club in Greenpoint from 27 - 29 November 2015.

The videos are a direct response to the “Travel like a Local” trend; visitors want to experience the places they travel in ways that expose them to the quirky and interesting features enjoyed by locals.

With over 200 beers from 60 local and international brewers, this festival is a must-attend event for everyone. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast, connoisseur or just keen on sharing a few cold ones with your mates this festival is for you!

Showcasing local hidden gems around the city, the areas highlighted in these videos (so far) are vibrant Woodstock with its eclectic blend of old and ultra-modern Cape Town, the cosmopolitan heart of the Cape Town Central Business District CBD and the beautiful coastal suburb with the feel of a fishing village, Kalk Bay – Cape Town destinations which will add value to any trip.

“This year we are coming back bigger and better! We’re even extending our offering to a range of cider manufacturers due to popular demand,” says Martin Tucker owner of the Cape Town Festival of Beer.

Celebrity chef Karen Dudley, local comedian/presenter Siv Ngesi and homegrown musician Arno Carstens take you on a guided visual tour of their ‘hoods. According to Cape Town Tourism CEO Enver Duminy, CTT is responding to this trend by releasing online multiple Neighbourhood Guides to areas around the Mother City.

Look forward to delicious food stands, live entertainment, home brewing demonstrations and beer tours to name a few of the exciting activities surrounding the event. Kiddies play areas will also be available providing fun for the whole family. Crowd favourites, CBC, Devil’s Peak, Brew Dog and Darling Brew are just a few brewers that will be showcasing at the event.

Photo: Stellenbrau Brewery

Don’t miss out on the beer and food pairing that will also be available at some of the stalls. For more information visit

Photo Credit: Cape Town Tourism

“We understand that we’re appealing to the main target audience, but also that with this new trend we can actively spread the positive affect of tourism,” he says. “Being exposed directly to travellers allows local businesses, especially the smaller ones, to be showcased on a global platform”, Enver continues, “This will also allow for a direct injection of funds into areas beyond the traditional tourist routes or sites. This will ultimately lead to increased job creation and wider spread of the tourist rand.” “We encourage all our visitors to download the Official Guide to Cape Town app and visit our website for a host of info on the city, plus have a look at our latest videos and blogs showcasing Cape Town.”

Unforgettable Strawberry Summer Affair Celebrate the advent of summer with one of the season’s sweetest treats – strawberries! A festival dedicated entirely to these plump, juicy marvels will be held at the Slow Market in Stellenbosch on 7 November. The Stellenbosch weekly Slow Market at Oude Libertas will be transformed into a vibrant, strawberry-flavoured affair, with anything from food and drinks to décor and dress getting a strawberry touch! Visit the Slow Market Strawberry Fair for a strawberry-spin on your favourite fare, with options such as rose-berry cordials, strawberry daiquiris, strawberry pesto and ice cream, strawberry sorbet, strawberry sausages, strawberry bakes and cakes, and even strawberry soaps and bath salts! So pop into the Slow Market Strawberry Fair and get your fill of summer’s most delicious and nutritious offerings! Entrance to the market, including the live entertainment, is free. Strawberry lovers of all ages are welcome.

Dan Patlansky Guitar Weekends Announced Fresh off The Back of European Tour with Joe Satriani - Presented by Fender Currently on tour with JOE SATRIANI as special guest on the European leg of his Shockwave Tour 2015, DAN PATLANSKY has announced that he will bring the experience home in a series of guitar workshops that he will host in South Africa in November 2015.

Semi-private lessons are included where students cover what they want to cover. There are also many hours of jamming with other people that share the passion for guitar playing. The three-day experience is open to guitarists of any skill level, booking is on a first come, first served basis, and the fee for the three day workshop includes accommodation, meals and lesson manuals. The Western Cape GUITAR WEEKEND will be hosted from 20 – 22 November at the Protea Hotel, Stellenbosch, whilst the Free Sate weekend is hosted in Clarens, 27 – 29 November. For more information, booking forms & costs visit

Fugard Theatre - Photo Credit: Allan-James-Lipp

The legendary SATRIANI is renowned as one of the rock world’s top ‘shredders’, a style of guitar playing which can broadly be described as speed playing. Names like Steve Vai, Jimmy Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan are all synonymous with the style. PATLANSKY, one of the most innovative modern blues rock guitarists emerging internationally, is excited to share his European tour experience with guitarists in South Africa. PATLANSKY will host two GUITAR WEEKENDS in November this year in the Western Cape and Free State. Each weekend has availability for 30 guitarists to spend three days with Dan and his band in a series of workshops and one-onone lessons designed to improve guitar techniques for beginners, intermediate and experienced players alike.

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Danny MacAskill Live At Engen Cycle in the City Fans of trial biking and extreme sport will be delighted to know that Engen are set to welcome Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Tour to the Cape Town leg of Engen Cycle in the City. Global superstar street trial biker, MacAskill, will head up a four-piece stunt team, which also includes Duncan Shaw, Fabio Wibmer, and Ali C, at the Cape Town Stadium forecourt on 7 November 2015. The team of extreme trialists have left crowds around Europe in awe of their bike handling skills. They are looking forward to bringing their Drop and Roll Tour to the streets of the Mother City. “We’re thrilled to be a part of the Engen Cycle in the City this year. It is the first time that the Drop and Roll Tour will perform out of Europe and we cannot wait to put on an amazing show for the fans in Cape Town, South Africa,” commented Danny MacAskill. A YouTube sensation, MacAskill’s death defying stunts have attracted millions of fans globally, and have led to two Laureus Sports Awards nominations. Fans can book their complimentary tickets to the Drop and Roll show at Engen Cycle in the City in Cape Town by visiting

Spectator entry to the Engen Cycle in the City is free of charge, but limited. All complimentary tickets need to be booked via and presented on the day to guarantee admittance. Participant entries are now open. For a full list of race categories and applicable entry fees, please visit

Iconic PPC and Newlands Cricket Ground join forces PPC Ltd announced the company’s naming rights partnership with Newlands Cricket Ground at the stadium recently. This momentous occasion sees PPC, leading supplier of cement in Southern Africa, join forces with iconic brand, Newlands, one of the world’s most prestigious venues and a stronghold of South African cricket, to rename the stadium “PPC Newlands”.

included Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, JP Duminy, Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher, Gary Kirsten, Herschelle Gibbs, Charl Langeveldt, Vernon Philander, Ashwell Prince and Paul Adams. The Cape Cobras have hosted the Momentum One-Day Cup final at Newlands in three of the past four seasons. They lifted the trophy in 2011/2012 and shared the spoils in 2012/2013 and 2013/2014. The past 18 months have seen Beuran Hendricks, Dane Piedt and Stiaan van Zyl added to the national ranks alongside proudly Cape Cobra-stars for the Proteas in Amla, Philander, Steyn and Duminy. Newlands, in accordance with a new stadium income-generating model implemented by Cricket South Africa, will host 18 internationals within the next four years. This includes the New Year’s Sunfoil Series test against England in 2016, a Momentum One-Day International against the same foes on 14th February and two KFC T20 Internationals in February and March against England and Australia. Newlands, rated by many to be the most picturesque test cricket venue in the world, is synonymous with a fantastic atmosphere and has consistently attracted some of the largest domestic crowds at both ODIs and Test cricket.

PPC and Newlands have become synonymous with excellence. Newlands has become a South African fortress, where the Proteas have won 11 out of their previous 16 tests, and nine of their last 11 One Day Internationals.

The WPCA is keen to add to the fans’ cricketing experience as redevelopment plans of Newlands are underway. This will involve the transformation of suites to mixed-use facilities, including a cricket museum, offices and cafes.

Some of South Africa’s greatest-ever players have proudly plied their trade under the oaks, with Table Mountain as a back-drop – these Newlands greats have

The two giants, PPC and WPCA, share the same commitment: to build prosperity, excellent values and a South African nation of champions.



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