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Walking barefoot on the

grass or on a sandy beach feels good. And now growing evidence reveals why -- direct physical contact with the earth is good for our health. I am fascinated by this new concept in healing, which is called earthing or grounding. Direct contact with the earth puts us in touch with the natural electrical energy of the earth’s surface. (Wearing shoes that separate you from the ground doesn’t count, nor does sleeping in a sleeping bag.) Research by electrophysiologists and other medical experts suggests that the earth’s electrical energy may help protect and stabilize our body’s own electrical system, recharging, replenishing and, ultimately, healing us* ... So with Spring in the air kick off the shoes and wiggle your toes in the sand as you walk along the shore inhaling the fabulous sea air which is also very good for body and soul and you may even be treated to a Whale show. (*From High Energy for Life)

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PLETT CARPET CLEANERS 24 hr Emergency Water Extraction

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Thank you


I would just like to thank the following persons for helping me with setting up Wags & Whiskers Pet Grooming Salon: Georg, Paul, Liza, Theresa, Cilla, my dad and my son, Grant. I would never have managed without your generosity and advice. Love you all ……….. Heidi

Nimue Deep Cleanse or Ageloc Facial - R350 + FREE brow / lip wax + FREE brow / lash tint + FREE 15 min back massage Lookout Centre, Church Street, Plett Annet / Bea: 044 533 2110 TO LET: Long lease garden flat. Sep entrance part. Furn. R2400. W&L incl. Dep req. Phone 044 533 2623

Probus Club – Men’s Group.

CURVES CIRCUIT with Zumba. One wildly effective workout. Contact 044 533 5693

We will be holding the Monthly Luncheon atth12.00 for 12.30. on Monday, 19 . September at the Country Crescent Hotel. Our speaker, Dr. Richard Viljoen will be making a presentation and speaking about ”Iceland, the land of Ice and Fire”. When Dr.Viljoen, a professor of Geology last visited us in February, 2008, it proved to be a bumper turn out. Therefore, to ensure a luncheon place, please let me know of your attendance as soon as possible by ‘phoning 044 533 5489. A message left on the answer-phone will secure your booking. Thanks, Brian Hardy. Visitors are always welcome.

SALTON WALL Panel Heaters 400 each Tonner cover for LWB Mazda/Courier R600 Ph 079 29 35 882 RAPHAELI PRIMARY SCHOOL invites parents interested in Waldorf Education to an informational gathering. 10 Main Street Wittedrift Wednesday September 14th 16h00 to 17h30 Further details: 073 496 7506 NEED PRINTING? COME TO THE PRINT SHOP 044-533 2530 FUN CRAFT classes Mosaic, decoupage & more! Plenty stock& gifts for sale. 25 Robberg Rd. Ph 082 417 5955

For year end functions, 21st’s, kiddies parties etc why not try our stunning setting at Tharfield Estate at prices you can afford. Contact: Ian 081 323 3847 Gerhard 082 569 7303

Raphaeli Primary School invites parents interested in Waldorf Education to an informational gathering. 10 Main Street, Wittedrift Wednesday 14 September 16h00 to 17h30 Further information Claire: 073 496 7506

COTTAGE TO let in Wittedrift. Small 4 unit development in quiet area. Two bedrooms, loft, garage, small garden R3000/month w&l paid by tenant 072 201 7781

FUN BIRTHDAY Parties @ Wild Waters. Special rates, tel 0445333815

INKJET CATRIDGES REFILLED call Jenny Beare 072 903 1628/044 533 0737

VIEWS TO DIE FOR R5.9mil. Apartment with stylish upmarket finishes in secure sought after complex, close to beach. Alet Ollemans 0836575678 SEEFF

SPORTS, NEUROMUSCULAR AND THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE with Rosemary Codron. Tel 044-533 0620/082 369 7219.

CAPE TOWN pretty 2-bed garden apartment Cavendish area in security complex from R650.00 per day. Phone 082 928 5009

WITTEDRIFT HOUSE to let (Long lease ) 2 beds/2 bath with sep 1 bed flat. Avail Aug. Dbl garage.R4200. Contact 044 532 7580 or 072 243 8028


ANN DAVIS Educational Psychologist: Assessments, play therapy help for children with learning difficulties 044 533 4899

The Plett Alcohol and Drug Centre invite all Organisations to come and support us in this

Fetal Alcohol and Syndrome Event

that will be hosting at the Crags Community Hall. Date: 09th September 2011 Time: 10H00 -14H00 Venue: Community Hall To find out more about the Event, please do call Shaun Terblanche Tel: 044 533 4050 Cell: 0781935659 Email:

FOR ALL rural, life style, and conservation properties phone Elbie 082 569 2588 Sotheby’s Int Realty HOLL ACCOM – Plett - garden & braai area – 082 953 9498 SUPERBIKES Plettenberg Bay , Service and repairs to all makes of motorcycles. Realistic ,reasonable rates . Can collect and deliver . Phone : 044 534 8524 Cell : 084 603 8225 FACTORY/STORAGE space to let in the Industrial Area, 215 square meters, R5375 p/m + RWE 082 780 6427 WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT – 8 SEPTEMBER 2011

PLETT MOVIE HOUSE Market Square, Beacon Way  044 533 3952

9 SEPT - 15 SEPT

Films, times and pricing are subject to change without prior notice


120 MIN

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Weekdays: 13H00 20H00 Saturday: 13H10 20H00 Sunday: 13H10 JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD PG

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Weekdays: 15H30 17H30 Saturday: 11H00 13H10 15H40 Sunday: 11H00 13H10 15H40 RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES NPU 13

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Weekdays: 13H00 17H30 20H00 Saturday: 11H00 17H50 20H00 Sunday: 11H00 17H50

TUES1/2 PRICE Website: CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST AVENGER Set mostly during World War II, a skinny kid from Brooklyn tries repeatedly to join the army, and eventually gets in. He is pulled out of basic training by two mysterious men, who think he will be ideal for their project to create a Super Soldier. Some Frankensteinian treatments later, the skinny kid is transformed into the musclebound Captain America faster than you can say ''Charles Atlas''. He sets about dealing with the Nazis, in particular one Nazi madman bent on world domination. CAST: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Richard Armitage, Stanley Tucci, Samuel L. Jackson

JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD The movie is an animated retelling of the

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Showroom: Piesang Valley Road Fax: 044 533 0505 popular novel Jock of the Bushveld. Set in the late 1880s, Jock is confident, enthusiastic, curious and fearless. He’s our pugnacious and loyal runt of the litter that wins against all odds. Set in the Bushveld near what is today the world famous Kruger Park region of South Africa, the story is about Jock’s adventures with Fitz, his master. Jock escapes death, builds crazy friendships and displays his unrivalled loyalty to Fitz.

Voices of Bryan Adams, Donald Sutherland, Helen Hunt, Ted Danson, Mandy Patinkin, William Baldwin, Michael Richards, Desmond Tutu

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES A prequel to the first instalment of the famous series, which shows how the apes managed to take over planet Earth. A scientist is using apes as test subjects in his search for a cure for Alzheimer's Disease. He discovers a drug that boosts the ape's IQ to human levels. However one ape causes trouble and the program is cancelled. He adopts a baby chimp and raises it, as it has benefited from the drug. When the ape goes to a sanctuary, it organises all the other apes there to stage a revolt and soon the war between ape and human is in full swing. CAST: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo, Tyler Labine

SUNDAY LUNCH at The River Cafe - R45 pp ( incl lunch and yummy dessert). bookings essential 044 533 3815 THE HEATH & Ilovani are proud to welcome Claire Regnard of Amoeba Concepts, from Johannesburg. Claire will be co-owner of what will now be known as Amoeba@Ilovani. Her fabulous products and architectural design and installation expertise will be an exciting fresh addition to our community and The Heath family. There will be an opening launch on Friday 23rd September, with an exciting exhibition planned. Welcome Claire. Lisa & Neil Murray RENTALS @ CENTURY 21: Spacious house with 6 bedrms, 4 bathrms, studio room, pool, gar and enclosed garden. Avail 1st Nov/Dec. Call Christy on 082 924 8484 or 044-533 6755

Tel: 044 533 1252 Email: VANAF 1 OKTOBER bied Muir Oogkundiges (Plett) elke tweede Vrydag ‘n kliniekdag aan. Spesiale pakkette vir staatsafhanklike pensionaresse en gestremdes


Church Street, Lookout Centre Phone 533 2530 ANNIQUE SKINCARE, VELSORG MALA V. HUYSSTEEN. NEW TEL 044-533 3377 BIGGEST SELECTION of Bolts & Nuts fasteners @ R&H Hardware, Marine Way 044 533 6621 HANKOOK TYRE for sale – brand new285/45 R19 111w R2500. 084 727 1777


Moxi & Grant Wallet

who got married on Sat 3rd Sept. Wishing you guys a lifetime filled with love, laughter and many memory making moments! WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT - 8 SEPTEMBER 2011

PLUMBING PROBLEMS? 24 HOURS Emergency Geysers, Blocked Drains, Burst Pipes, Septic Tanks, Toilets, Drain Laying, Alterations.

JUMPING CASTLE for hire. Tilana 084 581 0759 SAVANNALANDS KENNELS & CATTERY Superior accommodation, individual attention & playtime, premium care. The Crags, 0445348280.

Cell: 082 899 9764 BOET  2323 - Plett

ENKELKAMER + badkamer + klein kombuis R1850pm. Elektrisiteit en water ingesluit. 073 150 6617 / 044 533 2746 CAREGIVER IS looking for work. 10yrs experience. Contact number 082 816 2629 Jenny


044 533 0233 082 572 1027 MELLVILLE’S CORNER


Be a raindrop A drizzle starts with a single drop A drizzle can lead to rain Rain that collects into puddles That changes human beings life Greatness that you can achieve Wonderful shades you show the world The person you wish to be Be the greatest of your life Shape your affirmations Grab each day by the horns You live once in life Be a raindrop By: S.C. Nqunqutha PAINTING/ART CLASSES under professional guidance ... in peaceful surroundings. Spoil yourself. Phone Graine 044-533 2134 KEURBOOMS SEAFRONT sec. complex. Reduced to R13.9m. Lux home new. 4br 4bathr. Don’t let this bargain go. Dirk 082 814 4508 CHAS EVERITT – Lookout R1,55 Mil Stunning views, 3 bed 2 bath apartment Call Laurette 083 281 4069

Smartstone / MobiCast PLETT / KNYSNA Suppliers of Terraforce & Loffelstein. All products SABS licensed. Brand Manageress Plett / Knysna Johlene: 071 602 4372 Office: 044 533 0719 * Please note we have a small depot at Rock Creation 6km from Plett towards Knysna on Left. Call Johlene for meeting

Thank you

GO WITH the tree pro’s. P&P Rigging & Tree Service. Fully insured 082 901 3444 / Will beat any quote

to Ross from Woodknot for the guitars he made for Epilepsy SA’s Casual Day and to Zelda Norval for helping with the “Rock” outfits. They were all delighted.

JUMPING CASTLE for hire. Tilana 084 581 0759

R & H HARDWARE Marine Way 4 all your Hardware needs.044 533 6621



Specializing in Full Valets & Polishes

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We say a prayer for you every day and know God must hear, we feel the answer in our hearts although he speaks no words. We know that you’ll be near us at the start of each new day, to show us the way. Thank you for your endless love, support and encouragement. We were Truly Blessed to have a father like you. Forever in our hearts Ray(JNR) and Tanja MILKWOOD FRAMING in Lookout Centre, large selection of exciting frames! Excellent service & quality. Find me 2 doors down from Evolve. Adri 533 6671.


Thank You

Theodora Crèche says Thank You to Sally Plokhooy from Bay College for donating a lovely big television to the crèche. RENTALS @ CENTURY 21: Modern 3 bedrm, 2 bathrm house in Whale Rock Gardens. 24 hour security, pool, gym facilities etc. Avail 1st Oct. Call Christy on 082 924 8484 or 044-533 6755

DRUG PROBLEM? Narcotics Anonymous National Helpline No 083 900 6962 (MYNA) Local 072 628 6290 Website, Tuesday 07h00 - 08h00, Thursday 19h00 - 20h30, Sunday 17h00 18h00 NEED COLOUR COPIES? COME TO THE PRINT SHOP LOOKOUT CENTRE CHURCH STREET 044-533 2530 COMPUTER ACCESSORIES @ Kodak 044-533 5510

Temp Position Available: for conveyancing assistant in our Knysna Office from October 2011 to February 2012. Please fax 1 page CV to 044 533 1115



R3500-00 per month: 2-Bed, 1-Bath furR 3.695mil. nished apartment in secure complex. PreAmazing views of lagoon, ocean and paid electricity, Avail immed mountains. Beautiful home with R4200-00 per month: 2-Bed, 1-Bath Imported wood finishes. Excellent unfurnished home with double garage, value for money! fully fenced garden and separate 1-Bed flat. Wittedrift. Avail immed Monty 0834443310 R4500-00 per month : 2-Bed, 1-Bath furnished apartment, 2 x parking R895 000. bays. Avail 1 Oct Apartment in popular complex, R5500-00 per month : 3-Bed, 2-Bath East facing 400 m from the beach. unfurnished newly renovated home with Ideal holiday investment or live there partially fenced garden, no garage. Avail yourself. immed Brenda 0822193884 R6600-00 per month: 3-Bed, 2-Bath unfurnished home with double garage, R4.5mil. fully fenced garden in secure esImmaculate large family home is in an tate. Avail immed excellent condition with good finishes R7000-00 per month : 3-Bed, 2-Bath and well proportioned rooms. unfurnished home with single garage, Daniel 0828836271 fully fenced garden. Avail immed R7200-00 per month: 3-Bed, 2-Bath unfurnished home with pool, enclosed ON SHOW THIS WEEK: garden & sea views. Avail 1 Oct

For ALL your rental needs call Sanet Cloete on 071 298 0000 or 044 533 0311 Hello Plett on FACEBOOK!! Thanks to all who “like” us and are sharing Go to facebook hello plett log in and “like” the page at the top. Latest News from What’s New and Plett plus Photo updates. Please interact with us telling us your news, views, etc. to keep us all in touch with our community The complete What’s New in Plett is on our website which also has the latest movies

Castleton 10th September 3 – 5 pm 11th September 3 – 5 pm Peter – 076 906 8571

and a comprehensive directory of who does what and where to find them in our area. Print Shop Publications Keeping you in touch with our entire community.

ID PHOTOS Kodak 533 5510.

MASIZAME CHILDREN’S SHELTER AGM. Notice of AGM. Masizame welcomes all interested parties to attend the AGM on Tues 20th Sept 2011 @ 10am in the Board Room at St Thomas Methodist Church Marine Way Plettenberg Bay RSVP 5336640.

SAVANNALANDS KENNELS & CATTERY Superior accommodation, individual attention & playtime, premium care. The Crags, 044-5348280.

CHAS EVERITT – Goose Valley Holiday apartments to let from as little as R600 per night Call Cindy 084 209 3053 Yummiest food @ The River Cafe

EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS. St Peter's Church 6.30pm-7.30pm Thursdays—076 967 6173. Just turn up or call

PHYSIOTHERAPIST NATASHA Pells General Physio, Hydrotherapy, Antenatal Exercise Classes. Call 044 533 6966 PSYCHOLOGIST Dr Jane Luck (Plett/ Crags) 083 256 0841 WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT – 8 SEPTEMBER 2011

BAY HOLIDAY HOMES RENTALS Sally Searle: 044 533 1480 OFFICE SUITE TO LET To suit professional. R7000-00 excl W & L SINGLE BEDROOM APARTMENT , high ceilings, sunny and spacious R 2 750.00 incl water. 3 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM , double garage, secure walled garden. R6000-00 incl W&L

Kranshoek Primer Nuus

Uitgawe 14/11 Uit die kantoor Die tragiese dood van leerders vebonde aan Rheenendal Primêr het almal geruk, ons skool, soos dit natuurlik elders ook gebeur het, is onbeskryflik geraak; golwe van die skokke het dwarsdeur die gemeenskap getrek, dieselfde gesien tydens massa begrafnis op die dorp.Ons wil baie graag Rheenendal Primêr stekte toewens, ons kan ons net indink wat hulle moet deurmaak.Verder wens ons ook die ouers en familielede sterkte toe, hier waar hulle hul lewens moet voortsit. Op n ander noot wil ons een van ons opvoeders en rubriekskrywer, Mnr J.Claassen n gelukkige verjaardag(6/9/11) sê – geniet dit en Gods Seënwense. Daar is n paar ander dinge wat ons na uitsien: die eksamen van 12 September 2011; die sport in Knysna op 22 September 2011 en selfs die sistemiese toetse is van die belangrike tye op ons kalender vir Gr3,6 en 9.Ons moedig elke leerder aan om n gewoonte vir lees aan te kweek, besoek jou naaste biblioteek; lees jou bybel elke dag, pak jou skoolwerk met n positiewe gesindheid aan en werk hard om suksesvol te bly. Alle voorspoed aan almal. 2. Wat praat ons alles: Die derde kwartaal is besig met sy swanesang

el almal is besig met die klaarmaak van ons laaste take.Met Septembermaand die eerste maand van die lente is die huppel ongetwyfeld in ons stap.Die wind het gedreig om ons te verswelg, maar nieteenstaande he tons behoue gebly. Dank die Vader, maar kom ons praat oor beter dinge. Grondslagfase – Fondsinsameling Na die suksesvolle Pretdag by die skool het die fase n Mnr en Mej Lente aangebied.Die wenners in die onderskeie kategorieë is as volg: Grondslagfase: Mej Lente – Denay Wiesie, Mnr Lente – AJ. Oliphant (die botterbulletjie) Intermediere Fase: Mej.Lente – Shannon Mcclean, Mnr Lente – Devon Olivier Senierfase; Mej. Lente – Shanaaz Smith , Mnr Lente – Shakile Adams Spesiale woord van dank aan ons sponsors – Marcello’s, Salon Melleigh, Prophetic Expression Flowershop; Me Elsabe van den Heever 4.Gr R en 1 Inskrywings Alle ouers word uitgenooi vir bostaande inskrywings met nuwe leerders vir 2012.Ouers moet asseblief hul eie afskrifte saambring van: ID dokumente, geboortesertifikaat van kind en

Raphaeli Kindergarten Friday is Baking Day! Parents (and their children) interested in Waldorf Education are invited to join us this Friday to find out more. 11am Sept 9th, Heilbron Farm, Piesang Valley Claire: 073 496 7506 BOAT FOR sale – 5m rubberduck 70hp Yamaha R27500. 082 202 8899 SANNITREE all your septic tank and sewerage solutions. Fat traps, waterless urinals & enzymes Mike Fermor Agencies 082 375 3043. RUGBYTIME!!! Snoekbraai time. Weekly fresh Wes-Kus snoek Cell 079 276 3954. Special for sponsoring WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT – 8 SEPTEMBER 2011

kliniekkaart. Die datums van inskrywings is Dinsdag 13de en Woensdag 14 September. Padkos ‘ Loof die Here want Hy is goed en Sy goederentierenheid is tot in ewigheid” Ps 136:1 Mooiloop en goedgaan tot volgende week. Kranshoek Primêr Personeel Skrywer: JJ. Claassen Proud Member Bitou 10 Foundation

CHAS EVERITT – River Club R2,4 Mil Beautiful setting, gourmet kitchen, lovely living areas Call Laurette 083 281 4069 HERE A little bit longer for your planning of doors and fitting locks etc. Kev 082 732 6117 FACTORY SPACE 200m². 3phase power. 073 147 8855 SOCIAL DANCE Classes group + private. Beginners to advanced. Alex 082 938 1778 PRINTS TO CANVAS Kodak 044-533 5510

Thank You

A big thank you to Michelle Smith, Briton, Gina & her mother, Beebe, MEC Fm, Wittedrift High School students & everyone else that has been supporting us please accespt my endless gratitude, words are powerless to express my gratitude. I appreciate your support please continue in helping us. If you would like to donate please call Celia Babalwa Buso at New Beginnings Home of Safety No6 Ngcabanga Street, Kwanokuthula alternatively call 044 533 6378 your help is much appreciated. I humbly thank you and God Bless. From Celia & Children at New Beginnings Home of Safety

WAGS & WHISKERS Pet Grooming Salon Plett One Building – Marine Drive Plett

Open to the Public on 12/09/2011 Trading Hours Monday – Friday 8h00 – 15h00 Saturdays 9h00 – 12h00

082 928 7500 Heidi

FORD TELSTAR for sale. R17000 Phone 079 564 0836 HOUSE FOR sale at Keurboomstrand for R1,000,000. No agents. Phone 082 693 6464 Maria FOR SALE AEG extractor hood. 076 536 2322 BEE RESCUE & REMOVALS Contact Arne 083 628 1191/044-533 9069. LOST: 2/9/11 Small black purse, Checkers area. Call Pauline 083 610 0964. Contains Driver’s license. HOUSE 4 Sale in Kranshoek. 044 533 9423 ASSISTANT COMPUTER skills acc. Avail. Ph 079 263 3828 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST Dr. Ilza Botha. Tel: (Knysna) 044-382 3518/cell: 076 116 1132. Your complete directory of who does what and where to find them in our beautiful Bay.

FOR SALE R2000.00 Excellent Condition Large Dining Room Table in dark wood ( excluding chairs) with matching Sideboard and Mirror. To view call 044 533 6662 Business Hours WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT - 8 SEPTEMBER 2011


♥ dogs & Cats

Letter via the Editor In response to : 'Local Plett's' letter: The 'sloppy individuals' that are an affront to your privileged eyes, are human beings, who can not afford designer clothes, and indeed, any clothes, due to abject poverty. In an attempt to assist our fellow neighbours, the council created this 'work' for them in an attempt to give them a chance of earning something. "As a local who refuses to give", and who wonders why they are there, you have completely missed the point: Here is opportunity to "give," yes give, to someone who has so much less than yourself, that your chump change, would make a huge difference to them. We locals should be prepared to "hand out to them" (them? is this us and them then?) as we have been blessed with affluence; born with a silver spoon in our mouths. Your conclusion that these poor people are 'parasites', is wrong: Climb down from your ivory tower, remove the blinkers from your eyes, and see the misery of so many around you. You will then realise, that the wealth gained during your lifetime, at the expense of the poor, renders you the parasite. All too often I hear of 'Christian values' from our locals, and all too often I see a lack of Christian behaviour. To all decent folk: Give, give and give to the many who are drowning in poverty and despair: Your small change does make a difference. Margaret Gould Plettenberg Bay South Africa 24 HOUR CRISIS LINE -Drug Addiction, Alcoholism, Depression, Relationships & Obsessions. Call 044-532 7547. Discretion is assured.

Footsteps Fun Day

Invitation to a Fun Day 10 September - Footsteps Christian Pre-School invites you to the Annual Fun Day. There will be stalls, games, food, refreshments and much, much more - fun for everyone! Date: 10 September Time: 10am - 2pm Place: Footsteps School ( just behind Community Church) We just can’t wait to see you there! The Footsteps Kidz xox Yummy Lemon Meringue @ River Cafe

SPRING SPECIALS Advanced Facial - R340.00 Facial includes 30min back massage, 1 hr facial & a free Lash & Brow tint.

Intense Facial - R240.00 1hr Facial incl free lash & brow tint

Massages Full body massage - R250.00 Back & Neck Massage - R150.00 Pay for one massage (full price) and get a back massage FREE

Manicure & Pedicure Pedicure - R13.00 Manicure - R110.00 Incl free foot mask & lash / brown tint

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Child Welfare S.A Kranshoek Notice is hereby given of our A.G.M to be held on: 20th September 2011. Venue: Multipurpose Centre Time: 11am Only registered paid up members are allowed to vote.

DIRECT SALES & DELIVERY OF QUARRY PRODUCTS NOW IN PLETTENBERG BAY Sand, Stone, Filling, Topsoil & Aggregate Road Materials


Round Table Annual Bowls Day

BOOKS - I buy books - History (Mainly SA + Africa), Art, Biographies, good Fiction, etc. Phone Tony 073 220 6015 COMPUTER TRAINING—Excel, Word, Powerpoint. Take charge of your career today. Demand Computers 083 666 3502 BARGAIN! BARGAIN! Seletion of Bathroom Fittings at R40-00 per item. Rug 'n Tile 044 533 2170 NEW COMPUTERS @ Kodak 044-533 5510 PROTEA VALLEY STABLES Magical Castle Kidz Parties Stabling available R1500.00 pm Sharon – 082 772 3519 Yummiest Food at The River Cafe

Plett Round Table held their 4th Annual Bowls Day at thethPlett Bowling Club on Sunday 28 of August. As usual this much anticipated event on the social (more than sporting!) calendar was a resounding success and great fun was had by all! 20 teams of 4 came to enjoy a great day out in the sunshine, with lots of eating and drinking and of course some very competitive bowls! Some teams took it a bit more seriously than others, with some teams feeding their coaches a bit too many whiskeys-&-milk for breakfast! In addition to the bowls, Round Table also sold 150 Bandanas at the event. Proceeds from these go to the Sunflower Fund which raises money to increase the South African Bone Marrow Registry for those who need transplants, such as leukemia patients. A big thanks you to all of you for your support and remember to wear your bandana on Bandana Day on

12th October! Congratulations to the winning teams: 1stnd: Green Stream 2rd : Top Carpets 3th: George Round Table 4 : S&J Hiring A HUGE THANKS to all our sponsors: Jacques Moolman and Southern Sun Hotels, Neil van Deventer and Timbila Game Reserve, Hanlie Sinclair, Pirates Creek, NH Hotel, The Plettenberg Hotel, Plett Country Club, Plettenberg Bay Power Plate Studio, Plett Appliance Agency, PIPS, Cairnbrogie, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Dolphin Adventures, Ocean Safaris, ShowMe Plett, LM in Plett & Cornutis. And of course a special mention of thanks to the Plett Bowling Club for hosting us once again and to all their dedicated members for their hard work in the kitchen, behind the bar and of course coaching the (sometimes not so talented and sometimes not so sober!) teams!! SILVER PLATING : restore your cutlery, antiques, rings etc with new technique from UK 079 138 2602 RECYCLE YOUR Cartridges-save the planet, drop off in box at the Print Shop in aid of Greenwood School.

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Life in Plett

What a storm we had on tuesday 23rd. We were having dinner with friends in Brackenhurst and it rained and winded for ever. We really thought we might have to stay over because her house was seriously rocking and rollin'. I felt quite safe with our year old house, but this morning discovered the dining room under water. I tried looking up from the ground to see if I could spot the missing link but eventually decided to get up on first floor outside balcony. Feeling quite fit I took a flying jump at the wall top and completely missed it and went flying halfway onto to the lower roof. The builders on the next plot were rolling on the ground laughing while I nursed my left hand scraped side. No problem decide to get chair and climb up all ladylike with the buiders staring to see what next would happen next. I got up and then cautiously pulled myself up into standing position and then onto tippy toes to peer at the offending top roof. Could not see anything wrong but as I was lowering myself with the builders all agog I ended up halfway onto the lower roof again. The builders are still hysterically laughing. Beloved is at golf so will hand over to my superior later. I just love talking - talking to strangers - anywhere, anytime, in the shops, in the queues, in the banks, at the tills and I have had some amazing experiences. I would say the majority of people have those stony faces because they are shy or used to being snubbed, or just plain rushed and late. I find a smile goes a long way too and can also lead to a chat almost immediately. You just have to say a few words and suddenly you have good friends if you gave them half a chance. In the super-market the packers park themselves halfway across the isles with boxes and stuff all around them. My irritable bad tempered side comes out and I imagine myselves giving this person such a shove with my trolley and see them go flying and clutching their wounds. Instead my sweet side comes to the fore and I bend to his/her face height and smile

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Please join us at this Sunday’s Lunch for

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Open: Tues - Sat, lunch & dinner Sunday, lunch only - Monday, closed sweetly and say something like 'I am so sorry to bother you, they really should make these isles bigger don't you think. It must be so awful for you trying to do a good job all crouched up like that and having to reach for miles for all the boxes and things?' Next thing I am rewarded with a big grin and he/she pulls him/herself almost into the shelf plus all the flotsam & jetsam and "I am so sorry". I take the opportunity to ask him where the marmite or something is and he/she is up and showing me where my entire shopping is and helping to push my trolley nogal. The staff that gather on corners of the isles having huge loud chats and looking so important are also a thorn in my side, but again, nothing like a sweet smile and "guys I am sorrry to break up your meeting, but at my age, I have become a seriously bad driver and I would hate to hurt one of you." Again my mind head had a bulldozer with vicious knives attached to the front, but with the smile the meeting instantly breaks up and now I have five very polite and helpful staff helping me to search for things all the while chatting about the cost of living etc. I talk to all the staff in the shops I regularly frequent and they all know me so well and why I am there. We

can chat for ages about the fashion (in that type of shop) - photographs and cameras (in that sort of shop) and can even leave my camera at this particular shop and they know that I like to crop, and how I like to crop, and which pictures I would like printed - so I just leave camera and all and return later to find the CD made, the right pics printed and my camera cleared and ready to go again. I can stand for ages at the tills and complain to the people around me and then get into the business of what is good value and what we think of the new shelves, or the sale, or even the buildings going up around us. We discuss the loo situation in our two villages and the cost of food in restaurants. There is the holiday time to discuss when we cannot find parking and how badly people park. There is also the weather and what it costs to run a home nowadays. There is the medical fraternity, who I am sure are paying off lovely cars and homes to discuss plus all our ailments. There is so much to talk about and people generally love a little natter. As they say "a stranger is just a friend you do not know". Quite right. Love to all, CHATTERBOX WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT – 8 SEPTEMBER 2011

RENCAS RETAINING WALLS RETAINING YOUR FUTURE CONTACT: DE VRIES CRONJE ON 082 778 7066 Letter via the Editor Special Thoughts We have lost some very special people in the Garden Route in the last week or two. We thought that these words from Allison Turner are good food for thought Butterflies were symbols of the human soul in many ancient cultures. Aristotle actually gave the butterfly the name “psyche” which means ‘soul’ in Greek. Online, defines soul as “the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.” I have always been fascinated by butterflies, how they flit and flutter from one place to the next. The colourful wings differ and brighten the world with beautiful combinations. The beautiful butterfly bodies that draw us near seem to crave our attention yet they want to be left in peace. When I envision a butterfly as a ‘soul’ I see the beauty and movement as help-

I NEED SOMEONE SPECIAL. I’m looking for someone who doesn’t really need a job, but has a passion for animals. You must be responsible, active and be prepared to be totally hands-on. What I need is for someone to look after our (menagerie of) animals when we need to go away. But not only that. I need someone to run my luxury kennels & cattery as I do, whilst we’re away. This will only be on an ad hoc basis and unlikely ever to be for much more than 10 days at a time. But it’ll be full-time when you’re here. You need to have no encumbrances and to live here when we need you to, but perhaps for the odd occasion, to run the kennels whilst my husband is here and I need to be away for a few days showing my dogs. If you think you fit the bill, give me a call on 083-3017044 or 044-5348237.

ing to create and define its soul. When butterflies burst forth out of the cocoon, they seem like they have something to prove or a life to touch. Rarely do you see them sitting still for too long. What defines your soul? What defines you spiritual side? Do you always seek to help others? Do you have a spiritual / religious practice that is important to you on a daily basis? In this world where we are always looking for the next quick fix to help our body look younger - losing weight, putting on a myriad of skincare products, colouring our hair, etc. – how do you define your soul? While I don’t discount working out or eating healthy or taking care of oneself, I do put it into perspective. Isn’t our soul what is making an impact on the world? Isn’t our soul the part of us that is going to be remembered (and many believe the soul survives) when we leave this world? When we go to someone’s funeral, we hear about the person’s actions, how he or she impacted the world, what spiritually made that person tick. Some may not consider themselves spiritual but in my mind everyone is spiritual, regardless of their religious affiliation or lack of it. When your body is ready to leave this world, what do you want to be remembered for? What is it that is important for you? How do you want to make a difference? Each of us is here to make a difference. Butterflies can live such short lives ranging from a week to a year but their beauty and actions impact each of us every time we see one. I challenge you today to make a difference in the world. Set your intention to be the best that you can be. Live your vision and your passion and your soul will be remembered. “ Our thoughts are with all the loved ones of those who never had a chance to say goodbye to their special butterflies. Maverick Stretch Tents

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Hamba Kakuhle “Nando” In Memory of Sivuyile Mkita (Nando)

04/04/1984-02/09/2011 It was with deep sadness and shock that we heard of the violent death of Nando, a young man who tried hard to beat the odds and make something of himself. Many of us will remember his cheerful smiles and helpfulness when he worked as a car guard at Poortjies beach. Nothing was ever too much trouble and he never wavered in his politeness even when you did not have change for his tip. We tried to help by giving him odd jobs and we got him onto a course with Youth Futures Data. Sadly just before he started on the course that worthwhile organisation was forced to close its doors due to lack of funding. Others helped too and he was eventually employed at CTM where they trained him as a forklift operator. He was so very proud of this achievement and the future looked hopeful. We all know what happened next. There was the tragic plane crash and the eventual closure of CTM and Nando lost his job. He dearly wanted to carry on in the same field and only last week Peter van Vorstenbosch at Penny Pinchers set up an interview for him. At the end Nando was employed as a security guard. He told me that his employers were pleased with his work and his enthusiasm and that they had promised to help him to get a driver’s licence. But in the end the odds were stacked against him and over the weekend he was murdered. Nando, during your short life you really tried to rise above your difficult circumstances. In another time and place you would have flourished. Your death is a tragedy,

for you, for your family who depended on you and for our country where such violence is a daily fact of life for so many. With deep sadness from your friends Jill and Joe Skowno YELLOWOOD COFFEE Table Rectangular - 180cm x 80cm. Valued at R7,000. What offers ? TEL: 082 3788060 MIKE FERMOR Minor alterations, plumbing, paving, painting & sewerage solutions. Tel 082 375 3043. KRANSHOEK: PLOTS For sale. Call now to make your viewing appointment. only serious buyers. Phillip 0730728949 HOMEMADE BURGERS at The River Cafe 044 533 3815 EMPLOYMENT OFFERED: Falconry assistant at Radical Raptors. Candidate must have a passion for birds of prey, be able to communicate well with public, have own transport, be physically able and in good health. Carpentry skills an advantage. Please email detailed CV with references to or fax to 086 619 6061 “ROBBERG HEATING & COOLING taking care of all your maintenance and repairs of domestic appliances, refrigeration equipment and air conditioners. Visit our website or contact Mike on 082 870 4800.” CHAS EVERITT – Brackenridge Stands from R450 000 Call Zelda 082 320 0664 CURVES WISHES all members a happy Spring. It’s time to shape up WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT –8 SEPTEMBER 2011

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BOKKE vs. Wales on the BIGgest screen this Sunday. We’ll be serving a full English PORRA breakfast R35 incl coffee / juice / catembe 044 533 1420

A letter from Nick at Ingwe Greetings all nature lovers: As I am sitting here in the office and looking out to an amazing view of the indigenous forest, I have to pause from typing and attempt to warm my freezing fingers. As a person who loves winter I must admit that summer could really grace us with its presence soon! Anyway, the last few weeks have been very interesting on my side of the world. I was recently notified by the owner of a farm that he and his workers had come across a dead Impala. I at once inspected the carcass, and under the guidance of the Landmark Foundation, via telephone and sending pictures (I love technology!) the excitement grew to high measures – What was going through my mind at that point of time was that this could be a Leopard kill. We wasted no time in taking the necessary actions to try and catch and collar the suspected spotted feline. What was most interesting about this attack; was that the carcass was left under a bush very close in proximity to a dwelling. Whilst running around trying to organize the necessary protocols, a space of literally 15 minutes went by from when the carcass was last checked on and when I returned to the carcass, to my greatest surprise it was gone! Suddenly I got a little lightheaded, thinking…”What am I going to tell all these people I just phoned to help, that it is gone?!”

Now this all took place in broad daylight, which means that whatever took that Impala down was watching me the whole time. I took a walk down to the forest and found the carcass which was dragged at least 100 meters from its original position; I started to breathe easy again and also kept looking over my shoulder too! The cage was set up with great difficulty, as the best position to set it up was on very uneven and bushy terrain. Finally after setting up the cage, all we could do is sit and wait. After the second day with nothing caught yet, we thought the suspected feline had abandoned the carcass, but upon closer inspection I saw that it still was providing something a tasty snack. So plan B was implemented, camera footage had to be taken. To have motion cameras available for this type of situation would be such a blessing to my project, and fortunately we managed to source one that has been set up nearby and move it to this location. This proved to be very useful, but sadly we did not capture any Leopard on footage; however we have fantastic footage of two Caracals (Felis caracal) on camera. Even though it may have been disappointing to find no Leopard, it was still a great sighting and recording of footage. Sightings of Caracal on this farm have been quite rare recently, so it has been a very special time for us to know that they are here still. But of course we are still waiting in anticipation for a sighting of that elusive Leopard roaming this area….! I would like to say thank you to all staff at Ingwe

Forest Adventures; Landmark Foundation, and Hennie & Kathy Terblanche and his team. Without their assistance it would’ve been a nightmare to put together. And may I just say too, that is great to know that there are people out there that don’t even work in my field of work, but would gladly drop what they are doing and lend Mother Nature a helpful hand! THANK YOU For any questions feel free to contact me ( FOR SALE: 1100mm x 800 mm canvas mounted photos by Glen Murray Contact Kitchen Cafe 044 533 3693. PHOTOGRAPHY - All occasions Still and Video. RAY FRIEDMAN 533 4450/082 787 9237/ Framing Adri Lookout Centre 082 928 6026/533 6671 FACIALS, MANI/PEDICURES waxing wraps etc Beauty + Nails @ Home holiday convenience 533 1690/073 290 1553. WOODCHIPPER HIRE: Turn your unwanted material into compost quick & easy. Ph 082 901 3444. HOMEMADE BURGERS, Lemon Meringue, Calamari Salad, Wraps mmm.... yummy only @ The River Cafe


TEL: TIM 082 601 0899 SOUP KITCHEN: your kind donations of Rice, Soup Mix, Sugar Beans, Pasta etc is appreciated from the weekly soup Kitchen held at the Catholic Hall, and the new weekly Soup Kitchen held in New Horizons for approx 25-30 hungry little ones. Kindly leave at the Print shop for collection. Thank you. Enq: Sylvia 083 470 4790

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R & H HARDWARE Marine Way 4 all your Hardware needs.044 533 6621 RENTALS @ CENTURY 21: Semidetached flatlet with 2 bedrms, 1 bathrm. Avail immed. R2,800 p/m incl. L&W. Call Christy on 082 924 8484 or 044-533 6755 CORE BREATH & 5 Elements workshop THIS weekend only!USA presenter.Limited space left.Paula 0827742735 PANORAMA PEST CONTROL. Pete @ 083 587 3028. Most delicious Calamari Salad @ The River Cafe WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT –8 SEPTEMBER 2011

Yeoman’s Service

Spec Savers Plettenberg Bay is looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to complement our team. Requirements: Grade 12, Computer literate, previous experience in optical/medical practice, fully bilingual in English & Afrikaans (reading, writing, speaking) Only successful candidates will be contacted. Send CV to: or fax: 086 751 3214

Ray Farnham

24/09/1951-30/08/2011 We wish to convey our sincere thank you to all our well wishers, condolences sent and unconditional support from the Plett community and friends. Your thoughts and prayers are carrying us through a difficult time. Ray(JNR), Tanya and Deneece PETANQUE/BOULE Competition. 18 September 2011: Entrance R100 per team of 3 players. 9:00 at vacant ground above Stone Church, Sewell Str. Contact Willie 082 534 0360 or Pascal 076 144 3349. Cash prizes & vouchers FLATLET IN secure complex on the lagoon. R2950pm incl elec. tel 073 150 6684 FRUIT TREES & vines good quality - wide variety - low prices. Redford Nursery 083 700 8612. Deliveries. MUIR OOGKUNDIGES… uit u oogpunt gesien. Melville Sentrum, Plett. 044-533 1335. SEEFF PROP. N.O.M o/p living-area + kitchen, large braai - sec + patios, 4 bed, 3 bath pool + deck, double garage. Views: sea, Robberg, Piesang Valley - Elize 072 119 3710 WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT - 8 SEPTEMBER 2011

My Accolade is for Dr Dinah Grabe who is the best, most efficient and caring dentist I have ever known. I am blessed to have had her attend to my problems and we in Plett are most fortunate that she is in practice here. She is indeed a credit to her profession and long may she be spared to care for our dental needs. Sterkte! Morris Elias LONG TERM Rentals @ Castleton 2 x 3 Bed/2bath unfurnished apartment in secure complex with swimming pool,tennis court and undercover parking R4000.00 excl w&l and deposit Available immediately No Pets Contact Jackie 044-5330196 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. Call 073 595 7317.

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Theo of Odd Jobs Handyman, Thank you very much for going the extra mile for our concert. We really appreciate it. Thank you: Plett Pre-Primary school.

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Thank You

Greenwood Independent School would like to thank Park Avenue Stationers and Walton's Knysna for the wonderful donations of stationery for the Grade R and Grade 1 Treasure Hunt that we had at our Open Day last Saturday. The kid's loved their treasure!! IAN@JCREMOVALS.CO.ZA for all your furniture removals. Your only owner driver on site @ all times! Ian 078 254 8279 Hansi 083 485 1572

SALTON GAS Heater—2 ceramic plates—New, together with new 4.5kg Cylinder - R590. tel 082 3788060 SECURE OFFICE space in the industrial area Phone 082 928 6646 QUANT 2 bedr cottage on small holding. Partly furnished @ R3200 p/m excl elec. Available 15/09/11. Contact Dee 073 164 6230 FOR SALE: 1 x fridge / deepfrz R700. Call 082 259 4610 EXERCISE BIKE wanted 073 622 8322 FOR SALE - 4x18’ BMW mags - E60 M5 style - R2800 Contact Mike 082 448 8043



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QUANT 2 bedr cottage on small holding. Partly furnished @ R3200 p/m excl elec. Available 15/09/11. Contact Dee 073 164 6230 LOOKING FOR smallholding/farm Harkerville area. 1/2 or more houses. Could refurb. Call Kim 079 776 7575 MOVE YOUR HOSTING to us and get: world class servers + world class service + world class support. We can even make your website updateable - you can change it as often as you like. Move to Insite today. 044-533 3830. AL ANON. Is your home unhappy because someone drinks/drugs too much? Al anon is for the families and friends of problem drinkers/users. Meetings on Thursdays 1:00 pm at The House of Steps. Call: 083 256 0841.’



I Khaya Lama Zion Churches Association

“Ubukho bethu Likamva Lethu” Ndithunywa ngumbutho wekhaya lama Zion utuba ndazise onke amalungu ombutho ngemkomzo yoku thamtiswa kuka bawo uBishop T. Damster. Okhok ela ibandla lase Ararati Chburch of God. Ngelo September 2011, ngomgabelo. Indawo St Monica Church. Ayacelwa amabandla aphume ngobumi. Nzi ayahasa lenkonzo, sicela vaolo kumaba mdla angabnadelwanga ngenla yemeko ez thile ebesinazo kodwa onke amabanola make lekile ngomdla omkhulu. Bonke abantu bamke lekile elesha 9pm Ebesutu. Mawethu. Masizom eleze izandla zethu ukuwenza lomsebenzi mhle kamgaka. Ubukho bethu likamva lethu. General Secretary Rev. S. R. Notshulwana SENDING A FAX? COME TO THE PRINT SHOP LOOKOUT CENTRE CHURCH STREET 044-533 2530 STORAGE/MINI factories - 082 901 3444. WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT - 8 SEPTEMBER 2011

Tree care as Important as Tree Planting Arbor Day is here again and many people will be planting lots of trees with great enthusiasm. Sadly many of these young trees will then be left to survive or not - and most will not. Trees are long term projects. They need to be well selected, well located and well cared for-for at least 3 years. Lets ensure that the trees planted this Arbor Day-and every other daywill be cared for so that they can flourish and enhance our environment for many years to come. Jean Sparg RENTALS @ CENTURY 21: Townhouse with 2 bedrms, 1 bathrm and gar. Avail immed. R3,800 p/m. Call Christy on 082 924 8484 or 044-533 6755 WOOL WOOL Wool needed by knitters for Charity donations, all will be used in many projects, thank you, call Anne 044 533 5835, keep knitting , keep giving, keep loving. GEYSER TROUBLE? Call Mr Geyser 073 196 4512 Elec. Lic. No 10230 ECA TS2645


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082 928 6026/533 6671 RAPHAELI KINDERGARTEN Friday is baking day! Parents (and their children) interested in Waldorf Education are invited to join us this Friday to find out more. 11 am September 9th Heilbron Farm, Piesang Valley Claire: 073 496 7506 SNAKES ALIVE - REPTILE RESCUE. Snakes play a very important role in our eco -system. Don’t kill them, call us. We capture and re-release them back into wild protected areas. Tel. 082 509 1724/534 8056 MASSAGE FOR LIFE the ultimate way to relax - to book call Kayla on 083 346 8969. SOMEONE you know had a baby? or do you have a new neighbour? Someone who did or achieved something special... please let us know. There is no charge and we'd love to acknowledge it/them and share in their joy. WHAT'S NEW - keeping you in touch with our entire community. COLOUR COPIES Kodak 533 5510.

Become a Home-based care worker Interested in developing your skills as a home -based carer? We offer you Short courses in Home Based Caring Please join the information session for all the information Date: Thursday 22nd September 2011 Time: 11:00 - 12:00 Venue: Vermont, Gladstone Street, Hornlee, Knysna For further enquiries call 079 145 1387 or 044 884 1885 during office hours.


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Die Roeping

Met die geslaan van seewater, teen breakwater se mure, kon die gevangenis hom nie keer. Want hy was die kneg, met die reoping van sy God te groot. Met lof het hy die land betree. Met liefde het hulle hom gevolg. En vrede het onder hulle geheers. Waar hulle geloop het, het hulle ‘n eenheid gevorm. Siektes het voor hulle verdwyn, soos ‘n veld brand plae het die lof sang maklik oorheers, en het voor die lof gekwyn. Daar waar droogte was, het hulle lafenis gebring. So strek was die reping tot hul Griekwa God. Weereens was die vlaktes still! Vergete was die lofsang tot die roeping. Wat het geword van Griekwas-kind. Stiltes het die dale bedruip, tot die wending van ons God en kneg, het vergete gegaan met tyd die biesies was till en die wind het gaan lé in die donker, onder die skadu was daar gefluister van die volk met ‘n roeping en lof. Weereeens was daar ‘n weerklank in die vertes, van ‘n volk tot die roeping van hul God. Eerbiedig het hy ‘n tree nadir gevat. Die tyd het gekom waar hy hom sal wend tot die genade van sy god, want die versoeking was groot en hy sal sy knie moet kom buig, want die Griekwa god het geroep. Griekwa’s kind bewaar ongodlikheid word nie geduld, want ek het jou ge-

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PLUMBING REPAIRS MF Agencies. 082 375 3043. WANTED ANTIQUES silver, furniture, jewellery, bronzes, gold and porcelain 082 833 2567 SUNDAY LUNCH at The River Cafe - R45 pp ( incl lunch and yummy dessert). bookings essential 044 533 3815 PAINTBALL R100 = 200 pellets + rental. 076 970 1001. NEED PRINTING? COME TO THE PRINT SHOP LOOKOUT CENTRE CHURCH STREET 044-533 2530

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A sincere thank you to Strombolis Frail Care for arranging a fabulous 90th birthday party for our precious mother, Winnie Welman. Special thanks to Sister Jess, Sister Bev, Judy, Yvette, Nicky and all of the wonderful, loving, caring nurses in the frail care. Mom really enjoyed her 90th birthday party very much indeed and so did we! We sincerely appreciate all that you still do and all that you have done for our darling Mom over the past five and a half years. Thank you to Judy Vos for putting the photos onto CD for us-you’re amazing. Len, Maud & family SEPTEMBER SPECIAL - Eureka Lemon Trees - 1m tall - Fine quality - R65 only. Redford Nursery 083 700 8612 JUMPING CASTLE for hire. Tilana 084 581 0759 AT STONEHOUSE we sell anything. Ph Tibor 079 263 3828 CHAS EVERITT – La Digue R3,65 Mil Immaculate property on the water’s edge with lovely views Call Zelda 082 320 0664

MIKES PLUMBING from burst geysers to leaky taps. No job too big or small. City and Guild qualified. Call Mike on 071 886 7155 BAY COLLEGE is having a Book Sale at Market on Main on Saturday 10th September. See you there! FUN CRAFT classes Mosaic, decoupage & more! Plenty stock& gifts for sale.25 Robberg Rd. Ph 082 417 5955 FOR SALE: Tablesaw - Bosch fridge + toob. 083 312 5525 LOOK DROP dead gorgeous this season with a little accessorizing help from the Mermaid. ARE YOU battling to lose fat? You may be acidic, as the body can store excess acid in fat cells! Check your pH at home with Urine Test Strips – R40/pack. Gilly 044 533 3245 / 084 782 9063 FOR ALL WOOD WORKING needs & carpenter work. Small jobs undertaken. Call Tony 074 892 1557 or 533 0987


Understanding 'The Shift of the Ages' and the unfolding of 2012. Your purpose and place within this SPIRITUAL UNIVERSE. Experience PEACE in all areas of your life. . Talk by holistic practitioner Linda de Villiers at The Sat Chit Anand Centre on Thursday 22nd September at 7pm, followed by tea and cake, all welcome. R30 donation. .

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or call Linda: 0823304619 FLATLET TO Let - 1b/r + bath/r lounge/ dining/r + secure - parking - 1 person - only - no animals - full - dep. + rent - R2,200.00 W/L incl. Phone 082 925 1818 MAZDA 323 with tow bar, roof rack, gearlock 96 model. Good all-round condition R18500. Tel 072 534 5925 FOR SALE - Hydro Health - Cold/Hot water filter dispenser - R650 - Contact Mike 082 448 8043 BRAND NEW - for a beautiful you scarves, necklaces, bracelets and earrings in the latest fashion colours @ Metallic Mermaid. WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT - 8 SEPTEMBER 2011

LONG TERM Rentals @ River Club 2 x 3 bed/2bath unfurnished apartments in secure complex with swimming pool,tennis and squash courts R4400.00 excl w&l and deposit Available immediately No Pets Contact Jackie 044 - 5330196 MIKES PLUMBING from burst geysers to leaky taps. No job too big or small. City and Guild qualified. Call Mike on 071 886 7155

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Mr Steyn: 082 490 3103 Estie: 082 307 7436

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at St Monica,s Church, Kwanokthula, Plett. We are still here at St Monicas trying to keep ourselves busy practise sewing different things, different hand works, we are looking for donations anybody can help us with off cuts of material, new material for doing things that we can sell to help each other. Thank you. Contact: Nolusapho Macala 072 274 3266 or Mt Mbotdoshi 083 594 8310 We are still cooking soup, bread, rice, pap, meat etc at St Monica,s Church but we are suffering to get some more food for the poor people and little ones to kill the poverty at Kwanokuthula, so please help us to cook food everyday at St Monica’s Church. Contact: Phumeza Rasi 072 274 3266 or Asive 078 429 4473 TO LET: 2 bed cottage on farm R2700 w+l incl Ph 044 533 9152 DOG KENNEL for sale. Large wood. 044 533 2625 Jean NOONOO BUG hand made babywear exclusive to Shoppy Galour, Main Street Inc. Knits 082 377 6386

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Ray Farnham

Last weekend we said Goodbye to Ray in the fully packed Community Church where many tributes were made to this great man. Here are some facts of his life that are kindly shared by Rotary. Ray was born in 1951. He was a qualified engineer, professional pilot and a diver. He was a member of the Plett Community church and a dedicated Christian involved with counselling and the spiritual needs of others. One of his philosophies about life was “ we do not live forever; do what you can for your community now”. Ray Farnham was been a member of NSRI, Station 14, for more than 20 years and was Station Commander for 10 years. As a member of the NSRI he was involved with issues of life and death and no doubt faced critical moments himself, in the line of duty to others. Who has kept count of the rescues, searches, fires fought, lives saved, lives influenced, sea missions and animal saves that Ray has been involved in? What a selfless individual! The news reports and accounts of these events are regular and generally brief. Read and nearly forgotten. But, we are all reminded regularly of these deeds. Every Friday at 12o’clock, when we hear the siren, we are reminded of the NRSI. The community of Plettenberg Bay is proud of you Ray. We say thank you and are forever grateful for your dedication to the safety of those who venture out to

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The Jiwu Spa & Salon are very excited to announce that we will be renovating & upgrading from the 9th September. Our Grand Opening will be with Beacon Island Hotel on the 1st October . The Jiwu Spa & Salon will add new & exciting facilities to complement your Spa & Salon journey. If you need any products, please contact us on 044 533 1138 or 044 533 0289 to make arrangements for collection. Please feel free to book your treatments for the re-opening of the Spa & Salon in advance Looking forward to seeing you soon The Jiwu Team sea, enjoy these surroundings, visit and live in Plett. One of Rotary’s oldest slogans is ‘service above self’, a philosophy Ray lived by. The Paul Harris Award is one of the most prestigious awards made by Rotary and is given in recognition of outstanding service to a community. In receiving this award the recipient becomes a life member of the Paul Harris Society and is known as a Paul Harris Fellow. The PH award is named after the Paul P Harris, founder of Rotary International. Ray was awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Award for his philosophy of "Service Above Self" where he believed that "That we do not live forever and as such do what you can do for your community NOW." In addition his outstanding service to the Plettenberg Bay Community at large. CRAGS LONGTERM Rent- 3bedrooms R4 400 p/month excl electricity available immediately. Contact Glynis @ Farmer’s Choice 078 378 2491

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Congratulations Quinten and Gill Webster are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter Lisa to Geoffrey George, son of Lynn and Alan Cherrington.

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passed away on the 2nd September 2011. Memorial Service will be held on the 9th September from 7pm-9pm in the Multipurpose Centre, Kranshoek. Funeral on Saturday 8am in the Multipurpose Centre, Kranshoek

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Plettaid FoundationTrinity House and Invicta House A huge thank you to the wonderful people and organisations that were so generous and helpful. Your gifts of time, compassion and funds helped to make the lives of many men, woman and children in our Safe House and in Patient Unit so much more comfortable and cared for: Beacon Island resort for linen, crockery and the beautiful caps knitted by guests. Also a huge thanks to Suzelle Moolman for the much needed hamper of toiletries she collected at her birthday party– what a great idea.; Christian School for the boxes of food collected by students-this arrived at exactly the right time-thank you all so much.; Paws for taking care of the Invicta Safe House’s cat-we are so lucky.; Margaret’s Creche for allowing children from the Safe House to attend free of charge-bless you.; Mormon Helping Hands group for the wonderful job of painting the Safe House and Penny Pinchers for the paints etc.; Global Village for the absolutely beautiful beads-our ladies are over the moon and using their creativity.; Radical Raptors for free access to their facility and the exciting presentation enjoyed by the Safe House women and children.; Clean Shop, Jose and Jackie, for discounts and for offering their premises as a drop-off point for donations.; NG Kerk for the yummy surprise of sandwiches and treats.; Market Square and donors for prizes and funds from the film Jane Ayre.; Methodist Church for the

lovely toilet bags for shelter ladies and children.; Dr Gardy’s surgery for the donation of toothpaste samples.; Our volunteers who give so much of their time and expertise.; Donors of much appreciated clothing, furniture and equipment.; Board member Ros Mason for being a shining star and for arranging the donation of the beautiful playground.; Susann Janse van Rensburg for counselling our Safe House ladies on the premises-this is such a great help.; Veronica Olding, Jean Sparg, and everyone who is helping with our forthcoming fundraising concert ORGANIC COMPOST. Reitz Tree Care 082 424 0055 CHAS EVERITT – Spindrift R4,2 Mil Double storey 3 bed 2 bath apartment with fantastic views Call Zelda 082 320 0664 GAS INSTALLATIONS & Appliance Service GASJAC 082-296-4908 4M 8 SEATER Aluminium Pontoon Boat on trailer 40hp motor R50000 Cel 0834659955 CHEAP FIREWOOD – pine off cuts-ideal for fireplaces R200 per bakkie 084 727 1777

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Graag wil ons net vir Kranshoek se eie Florence Nightingale baie seënwense toewens op haar verjaarsdag. Maggie van Wyk - 9 September 2011. Ons bid Jeremia 29v11 op haar lewe toe en dat die Here haar nog lank vir ons sal spaar. Johann, Sharon, Stephanie, Jason en sommer die hele van Wyk’s familie PRIME SPACE in industrial area, great exposure from N2 Phone 082 928 6646 BIGGEST SELECTION of Bolts & Nuts fasteners @ R&H Hardware, Marine Way 044 533 6621


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Thina M2i waka Ngcola, amMpandla nama Qadi senza umbulelo ongazenzisiyo kuni nonko abathe bazidina nancama izinto zenu zexqbiso kule mali inqabe kangacka. Ulutsha lwase Plett ebeluzikhuphele imayo, kusi thuthuzela. Ngamazwi also enanandi saziva sizolile xa be sibeka inkosazana egama lingu Olivia Pinkise wase Tinarha. Sinthu mazenethole ngobukho benu. Ivela kwizi hlobo zakhe Nkosi Kakhulu BUILDING, ALTERATIONS, painting. Big or small. 073 147 8855 DISCOVERY POINTS earned with every Curves workout. Phone 044 533 5693 EMBROIDERY DONE @ THE PRINT SHOP SALTON ELITE Standing Fan Power Swing. R300. tel 082 3788060 LAND ROVER Defender bakkie 1989. Good running order R40 000. 1979 Land Rover series 2A LWB bakkie. Excellent condition R20 000 OR to swop both for good Isuzu/Toyota bakkie. Jan 082 327 1895.

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Letter via the Editor Beware the Rumour - it is often a Lie. I am sad to say that I have had an expensive experience supporting this statement. Like many other parents I have also heard the rumours about the declining standards in state schools. Hoping to give my daughter the very best educational opportunities, seven years ago I enrolled her in an international (and very costly) school system, believing that it will best prepare her for university entrance. During the winter holidays of 2011, her Grade 11 year, it became necessary (due to a number of reasons) to approach one of the local state schools, Wittedrift High, with a request for enrolment. The School asked her to write some of the papers of the June examinations, in order to determine her level of expertise. To my shock we found out that Wittedrift High School's standard is much, much higher in a number of subjects than that of the international programme which we believed to be superior to the "declining" state education system. My daughter had to spend the three weeks of the holiday attending extra classes in Maths and Science

Mangold Point Tel No 044 533 6986 Cell: 071 297 2541 look forward to seeing you to bring her up to the standard expected by Wittedrift High School, while at the same time studying English and Life Sciences from material provided by the school I could not believe the support we received from the school - and this during the school holidays. From the Governing Body, the Management Team (Mrs Oelschig, our hero), down to individual educators, they all went out of their way to assist us even though they were not obliged to accept a learner at the FET Phase of schooling. It was only when I spoke to the Department of Education's Regional Office in George that I realized to what extent the School did accommodate us. By the way, the Department has only glowing compliments for Wittedrift High School, its Head, Mr André Bouwer, and its educators. The only thing I am upset about, as far as Wittedrift High School is concerned, is that they do not promote themselves more aggressively. The School is too modest about its accomplishments. I wonder if parents in Plettenberg Bay are aware of the excellent track record of this school. I have since found out that Wittedrift High School was rated 4th in the country on a list of schools compiled by the Sunday Times. In the 2010 Matric Exams the School was placed 7th in the Western Cape for Maths. When one thinks of all the excellent schools in Cape Town and the Boland Area, this is an amazing feat. In the 2009 exams two Wittedrift learners were placed 1st and 2nd in CAT, in the province. Of the School's sport and cultural honours during the past two years, one can write a book. Learners from Wittedrift High have been accepted to the best universities in the country, where they again excel in academics, sport and leadership. I am truly grateful that our paths have crossed with Wittedrift High School. Perhaps readers would like to engage with me on this topic, then please visit on Facebook "Parents Support Wittedrift HS". C du Preez (via email). INTERCEDING PRAYER NETWORK/ VOORBIDDING GEBEDSNETWERK Enquiries/Navrae: Cell 0834792037 Pastor Sam Fortuin

LOOKING FOR a single lady to be a caretaker and school assistant for 15yr old disabled girl in wheelchair. Must be able to speak both English and Afrikaans. Room in preferable. Contact Daleen on 0828537667. ARTIST’S WAY COURSE Join me on a 13 week journey through Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way. This course is a tool for increased self awaremess, growth and creativity. You will have the opportunity to discover and unblock your creative self in a safe group environment. Starting 19/20 Sept. Mornings or evenings. Cost R1300, terms available. Ph. Marion 044 533 3147 / 083 723 7797 SA CONNECTION: Spring into the new season with us. Get 25% off your next return trip incl. EL, Port Alfred, PE, Plett, & Cape Town. T’s & C’s apply. 0861102426 8HA 14 bedrooms airport area R3,5m Call Elbie 082 569 2588 Sotheby’s Int Realty EXPERIENCED WAITRONS required. Must have: Previous experiences, Contactable references, Fluent in 2 languages Be able to read & write, Have own transport essential, willing to work shifts. Open interview day with your CV’s at Beacon Island Car Park Friday morning 09 September 2011 between 10h00 and 11h00 a.m. and Monday morning 12 September 2011 between 10h00 and 11h00 a.m. BEADS 4 Sale!! All sorts & custom jewellery. Come make ur pick. Tel 082 440 9928



Die Riel Dansers wil baie dankie vir die Here sê, as ook hulle wat hulle ons ondersteun het in die begin. Hulle by wie ons lappe gekry het wat ons ons eerste drag gemaak het van hulle wie ons uit genodig het. Die N.G. Kerk ‘n dierbare meo Chairmainge. Ons kon net vra vir Gods seën ons is oppad die naweek en ons glo die Hemelse Vader sal dit nie die 1ste en laaste keur laat wees nie. Aan almal wat geliefdes aan die dood afgestaan het wens aan almal Gods seën en vertoostig toe van kind tot groot ous baie liefde Riel Danser. DO U need a sober mature driver. Phone 072 308 1900 NEED BUSINESS CARDS? COME TO THE PRINT SHOP LOOKOUT CENTRE CHURCH STREET 044-533 2530 FOR SALE - 3 gun safe - R600.00. Contact 082 448 8043 LOST: Quantum pendant: Brown disk with crop circle design. The serial nr. On the back contains 888 in the number. Reward: R200. Ph 073 613 6209 WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT - 8 SEPTEMBER 2011

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Church Street, Tel: 044 5332530 / Fax: 044 533 4240 SUPERMARKET TAKEAWAY for sale. Close to Plettenberg Bay. Very busy and good profit. Pls phone for info. 084 463 8025 / 073 005 0904 R3000 PM for a 2 bed, 1 bath ground floor apartment from Colin Levitan Properties. 082 850 5354 BLANK PADS ideal for the phone, shopping lists etc. Only R1each @ THE PRINT SHOP LOOKOUT CENTRE, CHURCH ST SMALL FLAT to let near beach. 1 bed & bath 083 321 3130

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Plett Pre-Primary Concert On the windiest coldest night Friday 2nd September we had our School Concert. Our Theme was “When I grow up I want to be” Thanks to the parents for the costumes and support. The restaurants for our delicious dinner. Our children for their wonderful performances. A Big thank you to all the following Restaurants and Parents for donating the food: Mugg & Bean, San Gonzales, Island Diner, Cornuti, Emily Moon, Enricos, Le Fournil, Lemon Grass, LM, DSS Catering, Moby’s, Nguni, Plett Skiboat Club, The River Cafe, Rod & Reel, Sand Rest, Wimpy, Steers, Mellville’s Spar, Pick n Pay, Sportsmen Pub, Zinzi, Scotty’s, Clubhouse Restaurant Goosvalley, Natasha, Micaela and Natalie. Thank You. KAWASAKI HYOSUNG MX125 with RWC R4500, Playstation 2 16mg memory card + 5 games R800. Ph 084 842 7799 BELT DRIVEN compressor with 3 guns. 084 842 7799

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20/8/1918 - 6/9/2011, fondly remembered by husband Dave and sister Dorothy. Grateful thanks to Doctors and nurses Knysna Pvt Hospital ICU and FGV management, staff and residents for their support. MERCEDES SLK 200 Compressor Coupe, white, in immaculate condition. 2002 model , 2nd owner, accident free, full service history, low mileage 93,500 km. R 149,000- tel 0823784775 FREE WITH ALL OUR HOSTING PACKAGES - prompt, courteous, efficient support; technical know-how and years and years of experience. We also return your calls, we are pro-active, and we always try to provide that little extra customers may expect but don't always get. Insite is simply unbeatable, and we're here to stay. 044-533 3830. BARGAIN HUNTERS. Will buy any of your unwanted gold or diamonds. Cell 072 547 4096

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Onke amalungu alo mbutho amadala naselehleli phantsi, ayamenywa kwintlanganiso nge 18-09. Nceola unga-phoswa umcimbi unomella kakhulu ngo 3:00pm Kwa Mandala OULAND TEA GARDEN & FARM SHOP (opposite Plett Airport) Organic veg, free range chicken, cheese, homebakes, preserves and more. Open Mon to Fri: 9 12.30 & 2 - 4.30. Melissa: 083 462 8702 MUIR OPTOMETRISTS… seeing it your way. Melville Centre, Plett. 044-533 1335. SUSPECT PITBULL FIGHTING ? Phone Manager Public Safety/Law Enforcement all hours. You can stay anonymous. Tel. 044 533 5000 CANCER CAN’T thrive in an oxygen rich, neutral pH body – Ozone Sauna Hydrotherapy using medical grade oxygen is extremely beneficial. Gillian 044 533 3245 / 084 782 9063 for more info

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Umbulelo, ongazenzisiyo kwinkonzo yam amarhabe amanyanayo. Xabendishiywe ngu Mama am ngomwa we 14 September 2011. Ndibullela omama bomanyano endiba khokheleyo endleleni abathe bandosyia inyembezi. Iinkonzo zonke ebezizondivelela ndiyabulela kakhulu. Linkokheli zokuhlela (Street Committees), kubahlali nabantu abathe bandikhapha. Xa beneliyokubeka uMama kumhlaba wase Dikeni. Umfundisi Khalipha nonkosikazi, no Mr Solo. Amacirha, amamvulene athi Enkosi nangamso. Isandla Sihlamba esinye. M. J Taaibes. Solo

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Letter via the Editor BE SAFE!!! Our initiative to raise money to help the Fieldband was sadly not supported very well, but thank you to those who did support , we managed to contribute a few hundred rand. There is such a lot of hectic stuff going on in New Horizons that I just had to write this letter as a warning to our parents. Do not find yourself in a comfort zone where you think you know where your child is and where you think that your child is safe. New Horizons is not safe anymore. People get robbed in broad daylight, gunpoint and threatened with knives. On Saturday night, I personally witnessed 2 muggings in our streets where weapons was involved. It was an absolute madhouse. Youngsters got robbed of their cellphones and cash. As parents we need to tell our children that it is not worth it to get hurt or even loose your life for a cellphone, or a R2. As the Bitou Kingdom Partnership, the CPF and other roleplayers we have established great relationship with our SAP and we have asked them to go back to the roots. Children on the streets after 23h00 will be stopped and asked why they are still out at that time, we will go as far as to escourt them home.This measurement will be put in place to protect our

children whether they like it or not. Too much going on at this stage to just be relaxed at home, assuming your child is safe and not involved in anny illegal activities. Please parents we need to talk to our children and keep them of the streets. I myself are busy with dancing on a Monday @ The New Life Centre, 18h00 in Saringa Rd. It has been well supported and a lot of young people are joining in every week. If your child has an interes in dance, that is the place to be. We need to keep our youth busy with good and uplifting activities. Till next time Chrystal Smith 0798786493 IF YOU SEE a horse, mule or donkey in need of help please phone 072 370 2830 (Plett) LIQUID – FOR RENT – 2 bed, 2 bath aparment, fully furn, pool in complex, close to beach, Keurbooms area R4 500.00 all incl Call 071 877 0621 SAMSUNG TV 60cm – like new – R850 084 727 1777 NAPPIES, ADULT, free deliveries in Plett, Knysna deliveries Wednesdays, phone 0726939805 or 0445333666 I will buy your DIAMONDS & DIAMOND JEWELLERY for cash. All deals very discreet. For appointment at your convenience call Domenico 083 266 2500. No deal too big or small. WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT –8 SEPTEMBER 2011


JACQUI BOTHA Physiotherapy 3 Lion Roars House, 82 Longships 044 5331283, 0826562979 GARDEN FLAT, own ent, open plan kitchen/ lounge, 1 bed. Avail Sept. No pets. Ph 044 533 6455 / 072 336 2808 LOOKOUT SIDE - PRIME POSTION R 7,9mil. Uninterrupted views of Lookout Beach and Tsitsikamma Mountains. Alet Ollemans 0836575678 SEEFF TV REPAIRS quick & excellent Bitou TVS 081 484 3441 AT STONEHOUSE we buy anything. Ph Tibor 079 263 3828 FRIDGE UNDER counter Defy as new. R1100 044 5331104 SHUTTLE-U SERVICE Airports PE/George 082 956 6999 NOLINE GYSMAN, ek maak die beste klere mans, pk, trou rokke, matriek rokke, weddings, sale, en gordyne, alterasies. Kontak my net 082 359 1641 / 084 459 5444

The Company (part owned by VIP nightclub) is looking for enthusiastic and energetic Plett locals to assist with some awesome campaigns and events during the festival period, earning some great cash in the process. Guys & girls, aged 18-22, preferably with your own transport, please send through your details to with a brief overview of your details, experience a photo and why you would be a great addition to the team for South Africa's longest running student music festival!' WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT - 8 SEPTEMBER 2011

• Must have at least 5 years experience. • Must have contactable references • Must be prepared to do housework plus cooking • Excellent salary • Excellent working hours Letter via the Editor

The last few weeks in Plett have been quite difficult to say the least and unbearably heart sore. Now many people have heard about a children’s school bus going down, a scary shark attack and the death of a well known NSRI member. But what about the people you don't know, what about the stranger you pass by without returning the smile? There are people who hurt in Plett, maybe you know them, maybe you don't, but then again what does it matter if you know them or not? A girl lost her mom through a terrible sickness, another found out that she is going to have to soon travel a difficult road - who knows how many other people are hurting out there? While the rest of us just go on with our lives. So Try Keep in Mind Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.; A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.; If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.; Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.; The best vitamin for making friends........B1.; The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.; The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge...; One thing you can give and still your word.; You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself.; If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.; One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time.; The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.; The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime.; It is never too late to become what you might have been. Life is too short to wake up with regards. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. Jade Swanepoel Wittedrift High School FRENCH LESSONS private or group Sylvie 083 332 9842. DIGITAL PRINTING Kodak 533 5510.

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Masizame is Plettenberg Bay’s own charity which helps disadvantaged and vulnerable young people to achieve their full potential

Board members

Masizame needs to assist in the direction of our 3 projects. The time commitment is small (4 to 6 meetings per annum) but your expertise in the health profession, business management, child and youth care, community development or any associated area will greatly assist in improving the well-being and prospects of the children under our care. Please contact the Chairperson, Michael Lond, for further information. Tel: 044 533 0018 Email:

Nouthesia Ministries International celebrates new place to worship is situated in New Horizons under pastorship of Pastor Paul and his wife Geraldine Lukas. The Vision of our ministry is based upon Colossians 1:28 which is to 1.To Admonish 2.To Speak directly into the mind of a person 3. To Equip and to train. The Ministry was birthed on 9 January 2005 when we started having sunday morning services in our pastor's house. The space eventualy became to small and we moved out to Theodora Creche where we have been renting for about 3 years. From there we moved into the Newlife Centre where we had to adapt to evening services unfortunately with this winter we had, we were loosing people as it was cold at night and unsafe for people without transport. So on Sunday 4th September we had our 1st sunday morning celebration service in the St.Mary's Church hall. Yes a door opened for us so we are having sunday morning services again @ 10.00am in the St.Mary's Church Hall, New Horizon. We believe that when we move again it will be into our own church building. KIndly contact Pastor Paul on 0795337217 if you need any spiritual guidance or wish to attend our services. God Bless NEED A tree pro? Ph 082 901 3444. Felling, pruning & chipping of material on site . WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT - 8 SEPTEMBER 2011

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Snippets for the Week

Thank you to everyone who helps towards keeping the Bitou CVC Charity Shop well stocked. We continue spaying daily and continue to reduce the amount of unwanted litters. This is a joint venture and without donations of unwanted goods, Dr van Reenen and the support of the public, we would not be able to continue with this vital project. A puppy re-homed from Kwanokuthula, who is now about six months old, has joined the agility classes offered by Brett on a Wednesday evening at the Rugby Field. She has shown immense talent to conquer these obstacles in a sterling fashion. After only her third session, she has already mastered following hand signals by her owner and thoroughly enjoys this activity. Most of the rescue dogs from the townships are in actual fact so intelligent and loyal, if you only train them correctly from an early age. Thank you to Joan and Roger Holmes for having supported our project from the very beginning and continue to do so. Also to Fritz from the Plett Movie House for accommodating our fundraiser “Jock of the Bushveld”, as well as Mr de Kok from Pick and Pay for the voucher, Jaques and Woolworths, and the MC Radio Station, for broadcasting our fundraiser. It is greatly appreciated. Healing Energy for the Week All that we are – Is a result of what we have thought! Heidi & Nicky Bitou Community Veterinary Clinic - 082 212 1613 HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY? Outdoor venue available at Ouland Farm Shop & Tea Garden for speakers, presentations, book readings etc. Conditions apply. Melissa 083 462 8702 WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT - 8 SEPTEMBER 2011

Plettenberg Bay Bowling Club News


Happy 60th Birthday. I hope you have a day filled with lots of love and laughter. I am sorry I couldn't be there to share in your special day. All my love, thoughts and prayers are with you always, Jane.

Yeoman’s Award Sincere thanks to Morne of Plett Lock & Key. The Ignition & steering lock system in our car jammed when we were at Market Square. After a call for help Morne locked up his container and arrived within minutes. His knowledge and proficiency were outstanding, his rates are low, and we would certainly recommend him to anyone. Carol & Basil Kreunen

The club held it's first and certainly not last Bingo evening last Friday. An enthusiastic crowd of almost seventy people enjoyed a fun session, with an excellent meal. The final jackpot prize of R450 was won by Jeanette Saunders. Thanks go to our generous sponsors; Bodyknot, Emily Moon, Mason's, Melville SPAR and the Scott-Browns. Club members were further treated to the Personal Trust sponsored day on Saturday, with great post game snacks and generous prizes. The open singles play offs start on Tuesday the 14th of September, every one is encouraged to enter. Coaching for new and established bowlers is ongoing on Thursdays from 10h00 to 11h00. YAMAHA 80CC Badger Moto 4 wheeler bike, 3 gear semi auto R3000: Yamaha PSR 290 Keyboard- portable grande connects to pc and ext speakers R2000 0445336066 FIREWOOD. BRING bakkie, we load R200. Ph 082 901 3444.


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Work wanted


Bitou Business Buzz

PROGRESS...made at the Mayoral & the special Council meeting was encouraging with the role players, namely councillors, behaving the way persons in that position should. 24 x items were on the agenda with most of them dealing with rezoning, subdivision, request for additional dwelling units and proposed 'Guide plan' amendments. A particular interesting one was the request of the 'Bramon Wine Estate' for the establishment of a winery and wine tasting facility on the farm Kirbywood no 302. The wine industry in Bitou is, according to some reliable source, starting to 'Boom'...cheers! ‘Bottoms up' as well for the decision for the early termination of the operating lease agreement in respect of the BMW X5, registration no. BMC 2009 WP, the previous Mayor's car. The total cost of the vehicle, with additional/optional equipment costing R 76.000.00, was R 598.929.82. The outstanding lease payments amounted to R 259.683. Early termination would reduced the outstanding payments by 50% leaving R 129.809-00 to pay with an equivalent amount saved. Besides the odd travel to other parts of the region it seems ludicrous to have such a luxury used for the travel from business to a guess 3 kilometers a day. In these trying economic times any form of transport is acceptable which at present the mayor is doing traveling in is own car. Good for you Mayor Memory! Greetings, Ald.Pierre Koep RENTALS @ CENTURY 21: Neat house with 4 bedrms, 2 bathrms, 2 gar, enclosed garden. Avail immed. R6,900 p/m Call Christy on 082 924 8484 or 044-533 6755 DID YOU Know? Emotions (like fear, sadness, anger) make you ill? A Journey process releases this stored pain & restores balance. Brandon Bays accredited practitioner, Carol Surya 0727719025

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Third Letter from the Mayor

4 September 2011 I would like to thank everyone for your continued interest in Plettenberg Bay and your outpouring of support. People have asked me how Bitou could have received an Unqualified Audit Report from the Auditor-General for the last three years while apparently maladministration and mismanagement in Bitou were escalating. How was this possible? The section below may help to explain. Clean Audits and Dirty Deeds. “In very simple terms, the audit process concentrates on compliance with the paper trail of how money is accounted for. I will use an example of an amount of R7085.50 spent at a local restaurant on 26.11.2010 and paid out of municipal funds. The paper trail shows that the till slip for R7085.50 is present. It has been certified by the department director; “It is certified that goods/services were satisfactorily received/ rendered and in order for payment.” There is a purchase requisition form, signed by the person responsible for the expenditure. It shows that the expenditure is correctly allocated to the correct budgeted expenditure code, Staff Entertainment. It is signed off by the director of the department involved, counter signed by the Supply Chain Manager and signed off by the Director Finance, certifying that; “The Director Finance confirms that funds are available and the approved tenderer does not owe Council any tax and service fees.” There is a matching order form signed off by the Chief Financial Officer. There is a payment advice document showing that the account was paid to the restaurant in the correct amount on 3.12.2010, well within the 30 day payment deadline. In as far as the auditor looking at this transaction is concerned everything is perfect. The paperwork properly accounts for the money spent and we are headed for an unqualified audit report. That is as far as the auditor's task stretches. What is not looked at and what is not his concern is that when one looks a bit deeper you see that this expenditure was apparently for a drinking session for 71 people. The till slip shows that towards the end of the evening, a round of 71 “Springbok” shooters were ordered at a cost of R20 each, so I'm guessing that's how many people took part in the party. We also see that they spent roughly R100 per person on liquor and nothing on food. It was nothing but a binge at the expense of the people of Plett. What is also of concern is that at the time this happened, the municipality was already in dire straits and effectively they were drinking out the last bit of cash the municipality still had. But... the paper work is A, OK and makes for an unqualified audit. An unqualified audit is the absolute nonnegotiable-minimum-standard that should be expected of a municipality. It is nothing to brag about and certainly does not mean that all is well in the organisation or with its finances.” I said in my last newsletter that I would divide my letters into Good News and Bad News. Sometimes it is hard to know which category things fall under so you can decide for yourselves. GOOD NEWS. Most expensive mayoral vehicle in the coun-

try The ex-mayor leased a R740 000 BMW X5 in 2009, the most expensive mayoral vehicle in South Africa at the time. It has now been returned to Avis. By early termination of the three-year lease we were able to save R130 000. This is one small step on the path to stomping out fruitless and wasteful expenditures in the municipality. Potholes and other annoyances In response to numerous complaints about the growing number of potholes, we have a plan to repair them. Unfortunately the roads have not been maintained as they should have been over the past several years, and now we are faced with no money to do anything but patch them. The overall rough and crumbling surface of Robberg Road shows the effects of long neglect which results in water penetration and ultimately potholes. But patch them we will, and at the same time we’ll clean storm water drains and open channels, repair unsurfaced roads, and clean rubbish from illegal dumping sites. Many of you will have noticed that Robberg Road’s potholes have been dealt with. The schedule for the remainder of Plett is as follows: Week of 29 Aug. Kurland Week of 5 Sept. Keurbooms/Nature’s Valley/Covie and rural areas Week of 12 Sept. Kwanokuthula Week of 19 Sept. New Horizons/Industrial Area/Bossiegif/Qolweni Week of 26 Sept. Plett South and city centre including Poortjies In addition, we’ve just been informed that Province has committed R63 million to fix our provincial roads, namely Robberg Road, Piesang Valley Road. and Wittedrift Road. Starting this month! Thank you, MEC Robin Carlisle! BAD NEWS. THE R28m LEMON Please forgive me if this comes across as a bit phantasmagorical, but this is just a layman's understanding of what seems to be a very complicated matter. Briefly, in December 2010 the Provincial Housing Department indicated to the municipality that they had budget available for purchasing land for the much-needed lowcost housing expansion of New Horizons. An amount of roughly R30m was mentioned. The ANC-majority Council instructed the Municipal Manager to identify suitable land and enter into negotiations with the owners. In January 2011 he recommended that council purchase two properties for a combined price of R28m from a landowner, based on a valuation provided by the seller. Despite our serious reservations regarding the actual value of the land expressed at the time, the then council resolved to acquire the land at that price. The Municipal Manager was instructed to enter into an agreement to purchase the land subject to the money being made available by the Provincial Authorities. The Provincial Authorities were advised that land had been identified and the price. They in turn later transferred R28m into the municipal account on condition that they would only make funds available from the R28m to the extent of what their valuers valued the properties at and that we would have to return the balance (if any) plus the interest to them. After some time the Provincial valuers obtained three separate valuations. R2.4m, R2.7m and R4.1m combined value for the two properties. In the meantime the municipality had obtained another valuation, which

amounted to R30m. The Provincial Authorities advised us that we could have R4.1m and that we should return the balance as agreed. At almost the same time the landowner served papers on us that he was applying for an urgent interdict for immediate payment of the R28m purchase price, or that the court order us not to deal with the provincial funds in our account in any way. And then came the shock.... Instead of the money being ring-fenced when we received it, it had been used for general expenses, such as personnel costs (including consultants) and various events held in the run-up to the municipal election. There is only about R14m in total in our current account. We have no overdraft facility in place – again as a result of the delays which prevented council from doing its work. So we had to inform the court that we only have R14m available which they have now frozen. This was a devastating blow to Bitou’s finances. Under a worst case scenario, the municipality will have to pay R28m to the landowner, who has subsequently applied to the High Court for relief, repay the difference between the Provincial valuation (R4.1m) and the money placed in our account by Province (R28m), and could therefore end up spending R24m of our own money on a property we may have already paid R28m for with Provincial money. The matter is set down to be heard on 1 December 2011. In the meantime it is being investigated by the Commercial Crimes Unit and a decision on whether or not to prosecute the case for corruption is expected from the National Prosecuting Authority this month. BACK TO GOOD NEWS. Organisational Design and Development Project Our Acting Municipal Manager, Duppie DuPlessis has managed to secure funding from Province to perform an organisational design and development project for Bitou. Bitou has not had a legal organisational structure (organogram) since 2008, and its employeerelated costs have escalated from R50m in 2007 to R90m in 2010. The scope of the project will be to review the current status and functionality of our organisational structure and skills, including a review of departmental functions, organisational design, staff and salaries, skills audit, and job descriptions. External skills and expertise will assist us to expedite this process and ensure that a rightsized structure is designed, proposed and implemented that will result in sustainable governance and a high level of service delivery. All actions will be undertaken in accordance with relevant labour laws and legislation. Consultation with organized labour and other key groupings and organisations will be undertaken. The project will begin in October 2011 and will be completed in approximately six months, with regular reports to the acting municipal manager and council. There will be no cost to Bitou for this…and tremendous benefit. We are very conscious of our first 100 days bearing down on us. My next newsletter will address this subject. Again, thanks for your notes of support and prayers. We ARE making progress. Memory Booysen—Mayor WHAT'S NEW IN PLETT - 8 SEPTEMBER 2011


Milkwood Framing, The Lookout Art Gallery, The Black Orchid

Lisa 082 971 5595 Letter via the Editor Re the Car Guards To “Plett local”, How dare you even call yourself “local” with your barbaric attitude ? How dare you call unique creations of God ‘parasites’ ? When last did you stand out in bad weather trying to make a living for your family. When did you feel hunger or panic that your partner and or children would not be able to go to school or even worse, get to eat at least one small meal a day ? Most Car Guards are sweet and friendly and are a joy for most of us to see and greet in the Main Street. They are just trying to make an honest living serving the motorists. And yes, there are many of them. We could all learn from their sense of sharing and giving everyone a chance to earn a little. Until you have or until you let us know your own sad story, have the courage to give us your name and please stay far away from any other human beings. You may contaminate them with your horrid attitude. Its people like you who cause division and blemish the loving caring local attitude that is part of the true local Plett culture. And to all the horrible people who may feel justified in thinking badly or judging fellow human beings after reading the disgusting letter … Wake up! God created these people too and more importantly His word encourages loving, caring and respect. If you try some of these ways, perhaps you wan’t be frightened by your fellow human beings.

Paid Student Accommodation Sought A 12 member strong USA student group working with The PlettAid Foundation seeks host families ideally in or close to Plett main town area - to accommodate 2 to 4 persons per family from Sun 13th Nov - 22nd Dec 2012. Weekly allowance payable to cover costs of meals, laundry, accommodation etc. For further information contact Mac on or 076 598 7695

We love the Mammas of the Main Street. KLEIN KAROO Getaway - Quaint restored homestead on olive farm between Ladismith and Barrydale. Perfect escape. Call Lisa 082 569 5557 FOR SALE: Industrial property in Kranshoek ±2400m². Contact 082 321 7912 INKJET CATRIDGES REFILLED call Jenny Beare 072 903 1628/533 0737 STARTING 1 OCTOBER, Muir Optometrists (Plett) will have a clinic day every second Friday in Plett. Special package deals for state dependant persons and the disabled FAMSA – Families South Africa FAMSA will assist with counselling as regards: relationships, depression, illness, abuse, rape and any other emotional difficulties you may be experiencing. Please call 044 533 0515

EDEN WENDY HOMES 3X3 = R8950.00 3 X 6 = R14950.00 3 X 9 = R20950.00 Only 1st grade , CCA treated wood used. Free delivery and erected in Plett and Knysna. 082 833 2567 DEDICATED AUDI and VW workshop open in the Industrial area for repairs and maintenance. 079 880 4300 SOMETIMES MISS THE WHAT’S NEW? Don’t be too sad… We’re also on the Web. Read the whole publication on your computer. SALES AGENT wanted for well established gifts and souvenir supplier. Must have own transport. Tel 083 602 0076 WANTED: ROOM to rent. Michael, a 30yr old Malawian man, who is currently in full time employment as our maintenance manager, is looking for a room to rent in Plett. He can do gardening or maintenance work as payment. Please phone Michael 078 264 2273, or Ros 073 798 9699 for a reference. NEED LAMINATING? COME TO THE PRINT SHOP 044-533 2530

LEGO We are doing our CHRISTMAS ORDER Have YOU got any special requests? View our full range catalogue in Store. Let us know by Wednesday 7th September... ring or email: Market Square, Plett 044 533 0341 Woodmill Lane, Knysna 044 382 1721

Conservation Corner

Green is the new black – greening your house

Anyone with a conservation-minded philosophy, or simply a passion for nature, should want to live consciously and conserve the natural resources that they use on a daily basis, as well as contribute towards restoration of those that they have already used. However, many of us see this as a daunting task, or believe that changing a few things ourselves will not contribute to the greater conservation efforts. Wrong! There is hope in this shifting environment, and it can be as simple as making small changes at home. Watch this space for basic tips on how you personally can conserve our planet and at least make a difference to our beautiful town we live in. Easy tips on saving water, electricity, and simply living more consciously will be shared. And the first tip for you to make a conscious change…RECYCLE THIS NEWSPAPER! Not so hard, is it? Carly Appleby ORCA foundation LIQUID – FOR RENT – 3 bed, 2 bath, Aprt,, sngl garage, R4 500 (incl W&E) Call 071 877 0621

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THE RIVER CAFE - for the most amazing Lemon Meringue! 044 533 3815

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Sea views and security and class in secure estate. Top finishes you must see the kitchen and bathrooms and staircase and bar. As well as the 4 bedrooms and extra family room. Double garage and small pool and quiet location inside Schoongezicht Estate

4 Bedrooms, open plan, laundry, scullery, pantry, guest toilet, large entertainment area, separate cottage with lounge and under cover parking, work and storage space, 3 garages.



Johan Truter 083 383 2659

Pieter van Eeden 083 6555 655



THE BEST 2 BEDROOMED APARTMENT IN PLETT! Sunny, North facing, very spacious apartment, 2 large bedrooms ensuite, open plan kitchen, solid oak floors, high ceiling and doors. Italian marble tiles and sanitary ware Lovely patio with lagoon and mountain views. Very central - walk to shops and restaurants. ONLY R2,159,000.

Swimming pool, tennis court and walk ways with 24 hours security in lovely quiet complex. North facing over the pond. The last stand of its kind available. R795.000

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