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THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CENTURION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

SEPTEMBER 2011

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Flexibility low maintenance. 3Bed 2xStudy 3Liv- Ideal for a family. Low maintenance. 4Bed ing area 4Garages. 3 Living areas 3 Bathr 3 Garages SQ Patio Pool RENTED.

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CONTENTS

Contents Message from Counsillor Christa Spoelstra

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Arbor Day 2011

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Removing your wendy house?

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Captain’s report

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Lady Captain’s report Quarrelsome Cup

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Bleshoender Rusteburg Tour

Ezingweni Safari Lodge and Day Bush Spa Important numbers and contacts Miscellaneous Gobi 2011 Garden of the month

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| SEPTEMBER 2011 | pg 5


GENERAL INTEREST

Message

from Counsillor Christa Spoelstra

Dear Resident,

Irene Landowners Association(ILA). It is not fair that non-paying residents get the benefits out of the levies the ILA members pay. Once our application has been approved we will need a lot of capital to do all the necessary upgrading and we will need all contributions to ensure a safer Irene for all residents.

We are all looking forward to a lovely spring and I hope that it will be upon us soon! Since the Municipal Elections in May I have met with almost all the Homeowners Associations. I hope that we will have a good relationship and be able to deliver good results. Our Ward 65 has changed in respect of demarcations. It includes the following areas: Irene, Centurion Residential Estate, Southdowns Estate, Doringkloof, parts of Lyttelton Hoewes, Cornwall Hill, Irene Glen, Gem Village and Twin Rivers, Rietvlei Heights and plots, and the L&J Informal Settlement. Monumentpark and Pierre van Ryneveld is now part of Ward 79. I would like to bring some of our current problems and requests to your attention: Power Failures: There have been numerous power failures in the last few months. In some cases the electricity flow was insufficient; in other cases the copper cables were stolen. The areas that suffered the most from power failures were Gem Village and Doringkloof because of the copper cables that were stolen there. More failures were due to work being done to the new Power Station which is being built next to Cornwall Hill. The upgrading in our area will bring great relief in our ward and I truly hope that we will have fewer problems after the completion of this project. Irene road closure: The application for the Irene road closures should be on the agenda of the SDLT (Strategic Development Land Tribunal) very soon. This is a new committee consisting of MMC’s only (Members of the Mayoral Committee). It used to be the City Planning Committee that made decisions regarding these types of applications, but the CPC has now been replaced with the CDPC which only comprises officials. These changes have delayed the applications after the elections. The SDLT has to decide on the Irene application but has not started with these meetings as of yet. The MMC of Economic Development and Planning will keep me updated with the placing of our application. The K105 road is currently of great concern to Irene’s residents. The ILA, myself and all persons concerned will meet shortly to discuss the plans on how the K105 will connect to Olievenhoutbosch Road and Botha Avenue. There are a lot of rumors about my involvement with the project, but I can assure residents that before any decisions are made, all factors will be taken into account and considered carefully. I don’t like to comment about a matter until I have all the facts, which is why I have not given any comments to the press yet. The Olievenhoutbosch road, which is currently being built, is initially done at the expense of M&T, with the Town Council responsible for the repayment of the loan over a period of three years. I would like to call on all Irene residents to become part of the | SEPTEMBER 2011 | pg 6

Doringkloof waterpipes: Shortly after the elections I received numerous calls from Doringkloof residents about the poor water pressure or no water whatsoever. After research on the matter I found that upgrading of the water pipes would definitely have to be done. The road works in AlexandraRoad have caused many water pipes in Doringkloof to burst because of faultywater pressure. The officials have been very accommodating in that they are transferring funds from another area, thus Doringkloof has received R20 million for the first phase of upgrading the water pipes. I ask that the residents please be patient during the installing of the pipes, as it will cause some inconvenience. As I mentioned previously, Doringkloof has really suffered from cable theft, but the Town Council has brought a security company in to monitor these thefts and it has definitely improved. I would like to call on residents to get involved with the Doringkloof Residents Association. The development of 5 O’Clock site (M&T) east of the railway, affects both Irene and Doringkloof. The FODS committee has given valuable comments regarding the Doringkloofspruit that will be affected by the storm water originating from this development. We would have to look at the bridges crossing the ‘spruit’ to ensure that it will be wide enough to handle the water that will be coming down at a higher level. In my first term as councilor from 1995 to 2000, I was directly involved with the canalizing of the ‘spruit’ because of the flats that flooded. I have already had discussions with some of the engineers to take a look at it and take it into consideration on the IDP. Security areas within Ward 65: The ward has seven security areas within its borders. The areas are all run very well and I have met with the managers thereof. Of course there won’t be as many problems with security issues, but we have had quite a few incidents in the past across all spectrums because all systems are fallible. The intersection at Alexander Road and Jean Avenue would also need some attention again as residents from Centurion Estate as well as from Irene have been complaining about the noise levels and the slippery surface of the intersection. I wish you all the best and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you experience any problems regarding service delivery. Kind Regards Councilor Christa Spoelstra 082 880 5300 mwcspoel@mweb.co.za


GENERAL INTEREST

Boodskap

van Raadslid Christa Spoelstra

Geagte Inwoner Ons almal sien nou uit na ‘n heerlike lente en ek hoop van harte dat dit gou sal kom! Sedert die verkiesing in Mei het ek reeds met byna al die inwonersverenigings en instansies vergader en ek hoop dat ons ‘n goeie verhouding sal handhaaf wat goeie resultate en dienslewering teweeg sal bring. OnsWyk 65 het verander ten opsigte van ons afbakenings. Dit bestaan uit die volgende woongebiede: Irene, Centurion Residential Estate, Southdowns Estate, Doringkloof, ‘n gedeelte van Lyttelton Hoewes, Cornwall Hill, Irene Glen, Gem Village en Twin Rivers, Rietvlei, Heightsen plotte en die L&J Plakkerskamp. Monumentpark en Pierre van Ryneveld is nou deel van Wyk 79. Ek wil graag ‘n paar van die onlangse probleme en versoeke onder u aandag bring: Kragonderbrekings: Daar was baie kragonderbrekings gedurende die afgelope paar maande. Die redes was uiteenlopend van aard. In sommige gevalle was die toevoer onvoldoende; in ander gevalle is koperkabels gesteel. Die gebiede wat die ergste deurgeloop het was Gem Village en Doringkloof omdat daar gereelde kabeldiefstal plaasgevind het. Verdere onderbrekings is ondervind omdat daa rgewerk word aan die nuwe kragsentrale wat langs Cornwall Hill opgerig word. Hierdie opgradering sal groot verligting in ons wyk bring en ek hoop werklik dat ons minder problem sal ondervind na die voltooiing daarvan. Irene straatsluitings: Die aansoek vir Irene se straatsluitings behoort eersdaags op die agenda van die SDLT (Strategic Development Land Tribunal) geplaas te word. Hierdie is ‘n nuwe komitee wat net uit MMC’s (Members of the Mayoral Committee) bestaan. Voorheen was dit die City Planning Committee wat oor hierdie aansoeke besluit het, maar daardie komitee bestaan nie meer nie. Die CPC is nou vervang deur die CDPC wat net uit amptenare bestaan. Hierdie veranderinge het ‘n vertraging met die aansoeke laat ontstaan na die verkiesing. Die SDLT wat moet besluit oor die Irene aansoek, het nog nie met hulle vergaderings begin nie. Die MMC van Economic Development and Planning het laat weet dat hulle my op hoogte sal hou met die plasing van ons aansoek. Die K105 pad is tans ‘n groot bekommernis by Ireneinwoners. Ek, die ILA en alle belanghebbendes sal eersdaags vergader om die planne te bespreek van hoe die K105 sal aansluit by die Olievenhoutboschpad en Botha laan. Daar is baie bespiegelinge oor my betrokkenheid by die projek, maar ek kan inwoners verseker dat ons eers deeglik sal besin voordat enige besluite geneem sal word. Ek spreek myself nie graag uit voordat ek nie deeglike kennis van ‘n projek bekom het nie – daarom het ek tot dusver nog nie kommentaar in die Pers gelewer nie. Die koste vir die bou van die Olievenhoutboschpad word aanvanklik deur M&T gedra, hoewel die stadsraad die bedrag oor ‘n driejaar-tydperk aan die ontwikkelaars terugbetaal.

deel te word van die Irene Grondeienaarsvereniging (Irene Landowners Association). Dit is werklik nie regverdig dat party inwoners die voordeel trek uit diegene wat die heffing moet betaal nie. Wanneer ons aansoek goedgekeur word sal ons baie kapitaal nodig hê om al die nodige opgraderings te doen en daarvoor het ons alle bydraes nodig om ‘n veiliger blyplek vir almal te verseker. Doringkloof waterpype: Kort na die verkiesing het ek reeds talle oproepe ontvang vanaf Doringkloof inwoners oor swak waterdruk of ‘n algehele afwesigheid van water. Ek het ondersoek ingestel en ontdek dat daar opgradering gedoen sal moet word. Die padwerke in Alexandraweg het veroorsaak dat daar vele waterpype in Doringkloof gebars het as gevolg van waterdruk wat foutief was. Die amptenare het my tegemoetgekom en geld oorgeplaas vanaf ‘n ander area en sodoende het Doringkloof R20 miljoen bekom vir die eerste fase van die opgradering van waterpype. Ek vra dat inwoners asseblief geduldig sal wees tydens die installering van die pype, want ongerief sal daarmee gepaard gaan. Soos reeds genoem,het Doringkloof kwaai deurgeloop onder kabeldiefstal, maar die Stadsraad het ‘n sekuriteitsmaatskappy genader om die diefstal te monitor en deesdae gaan dit al heelwat beter. Ek wil ‘n beroep op inwoners doen om betrokke te raak by die Doringkloof Inwonersvereninging. Die ontwikkeling 5 O’Clock site (M&T),Oos van die spoorlyn, raak Irene sowel as Doringloof. Die FODS komitee het baie goeie insette gelewer ten opsigte van die Doringkloofspruit wat geraak sal word met die stormwater wat afskomstig sal wees vanaf daardie ontwikkeling. Daar sal gekyk moet word na die bruggies wat die spruit kruis om te verseker dat dit wyd genoeg sal wees om die verhoogde waterafloop te kan hanteer. In my eerste termyn as raadslid vanaf 1995 tot 2000, was ek direk betrokke met die kanalisering van die spruit juis omdat die woonstelle oorstroom het. Ek het reeds samesprekings gehad met van die ingenieurs om voortydig hierna te kyk en op die IDP voorsiening hiervoor te maak. Sekuriteitsgebiede in Wyk 65: Die wyk het sewe sekuriteitsgebiede binne ons grense. Die gebiede word almal baie goed bestuur en ek het reeds kennis gemaak met die bestuurders daarvan. Uiteraard sal daar nie so baie probleme met veiligheid wees nie, maar ons het tog in die onlangse verlede heelwat voorvalle gehad oor die hele spectrum heen omdat alle stelsels feilbaar is. Die kruising by Alexanderweg en Jeanlaan sal ook weer aandag moet kry aangesien die inwoners van Centurion Estate en Irene oor die geraasvlakke kla asook die gladde oppervlak van die kruising. Ek wens u alles van die beste toe en moenie huiwer om my te kontak indien u problem met dienslewering ondervind nie. Beste groete Raadslid Christa Spoelstra 082 880 5300 mwcspoel@mweb.co.za

Ek wil graag‘n beroep doen op alle Irene inwoners om | SEPTEMBER 2011 | pg 7


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SOLE MANDATE

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Meadow magic - Home on the meadows with 4 bedr, 3 bathr, study, playroom, open living areas, pool and wooden deck. Also imm available for rent @ R23,000.00/month.

Neat double storey duet with pretty garden, koi pond and pool. 3 beds, 2 bathrooms. Also available for rent from 1 October 2011 @ R20,000.00/month

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Uniquely designed home in tranquil Oakfields offering 5 beds, 3 baths. Wooden deck and swimming pool. Staff accommodation. Also available for rent @ R18,000.00 from 1 February 2012.

A touch of Africa ! Spacious home with open-plan living areas flowing onto patio, rock pool with fountain and lush private garden Also available to rent from 1 August 2011 @ R22,000.00

An entertainer’s dream home with open plan living areas, stunning kitchen, pool room, bar area, jacuzzi, covered patio and swimming pool. Staff accommodation and 3 garages.

R4,200,000

Views, views, views ! This spacious home overlooks Lots of space for boy’s toys with 4 garages. the fairway and will be ideal for the entertainer. Possible office space and large erf of 750m². Study, bar, pool and staff accommodation. Indoor braai, low maintenance garden.

R4,200,000

R4,200,000

Great indoor and outdoor living. Exquisite This Tuscan delight offers lots of space for gazebo and wooden deck. Well situated in quiet the family. Built in bar flowing on to pool area. cul-de-sac, no work to de done here ! Well-situated in quiet street. Fair size garden.

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This characterful home has open-plan living areas and double volume ceilings. Private garden with lapa and pool. R6,200,000

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Spectacular low maintenance home on the golf course. Spacious entertainment areas with exquisite fairway views. Plenty garaging and neat garden.

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RENTALS • RENTALS • RENTALS • RENTALS R20,000.00/month

Neat family home, pool and koi pond. Occupation 1 October 2011

R23,000.00/month

On meadows. Occupation 1 October 2011

R28,000.00/month

Fully furnished, on fairway. Occupation 1 August 2011

R21,000.00/month

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CENTURION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

Arbor Day 2011

The HOA received a tree donated by Ms Bea Boch we would like to thank her for her initiative, the three was planted on the walking trail.

25 Trees were recently planted by the CHOA in celebration of Arbor Day 2011 to contribute towards our environment across the Estate.

Removing your wendy house?

The HOA personnel went BOK and wish the Springboks the best of luck. Our CHOA gardeners wishing Jaco Venter (GM) a very Happy Birthday!

Donate it NOW to Africa Food for the Hungry International. They will remove it at no charge and they will take it to where it is needed. For more information visit their website, www. affh.co.za. Contact Manie on 079 943 9432 to arrange collection.

| SEPTEMBER 2011 | pg 11


CAPTAIN’S REPORT golf. The field albeit it sadly small, did include members who brought along their wives who had very limited golfing experience to participate in the spirit of the day and a great, true Quarrelsome Cup it turned out to be. Thanks guys for joining us.

Dear Golfers For the last few months the Golf Committee and the Management Committee have been researching the nature of our golf membership in earnest and the main problem that arose is the lack of new young members. The reason for this is that golfers just starting out or younger than 35 years old are enticed to join virtual clubs giving them the opportunity to play on affiliated courses of which we have opted not to be one. After looking into the problem it appears that while embarking on new careers, starting families and setting up homes, joining a club is lower on the priority list and therefore a non-obligatory, no sense of commitment virtual club at a nominal fee suits their present needs. Research proved that many wish to enjoy the benefits of Golf Club Membership such as unlimited or discounted green fees. The opportunity to enjoy reciprocity at other clubs. More opportunity to play in tournaments, league and social events with the club highlighting up and coming golf events. This encourages getting to know other members which eliminates the problem of not having a golfing partner available and becoming more familiar with your local golf professional and pro shop. We started investigating other clubs and noticed that many have offers to entice younger golfers to join their clubs. Scrutinizing our members list was startling. We have only 5 members under the age of 35 that are active at our club (this of course excludes students and Juniors). The management currently have a revised intermediate membership plan on the table and it will be for members to join from the age of 25 to 30 and a slightly increased rate for 31 to 35. After 35 they will fall in line with our normal fees. Keeping in mind that while membership fees will be less, green fees will most probably be slightly higher.

Many of the bunkers have now been completed and you will notice that the sand is very soft however we are wetting them daily and they should firm up soon. Once again it is a privilege to welcome Mr Godfrey Ntoele and the 7th Annual Telkom PGA to Centurion from 5 to 9 September. It’s always such a great opportunity when this Sunshine Tour event graces our greens and we are spoilt for great golf on our doorstep. Hope you find some time to enjoy the golf with the pros. Summer is close and after such a cold winter I cannot wait to enjoy our green fairways. With summer comes rain and since we are all one team it would be great if we could all be involved in ensuring that our course is maintained. So in wet weather stay on the paths as long as possible, fix divots and pitch marks and remember to keep up with the field. Any transgressions should be dealt with in the most gentlemanly of manner. Our Junior League team have done us incredibly proud and by the time you read this they will have played the finals against Services. We’re rooting for the guys and are happy to include a random picture of some of the boys that proudly represent the club at Junior League. Looking forward to the Invitational diarised for 23 October 2011. This promises to be a great day on a course you will not forget, so hopefully you will have confirmed your spot by now. See you on greener fairways very soon! Barry

We, as members, must understand that if we want the club to survive we have to apply a strategy to get younger members to join. The future of our club depends on depth. The fees for the ladies have also been amended and all ladies that join the club will now pay the standard fee for spouses either resident or non-resident. Hopefully this will strengthen our ladies section since we have far too few active lady members. While I may be jumping the gun, this process has been under discussion for two years already and a decision has only been reached now so I am very excited at the prospect of implementation and it is my wish that the younger members of our society embrace the opportunity and become proud members of Centurion Country Club. Nicola should have all the information in the office soon and by the end of September we hope to be inundated with applications ready to take on the summer fairways so please spread the word. The past weekend we enjoyed the Quarrelsome Cup and huge thanks to Marianne and Jannes for a great morning of foursomes | SEPTEMBER 2011 | pg 13


LADY CAPTAIN’S REPORT

LADY CAPTAIN’S REPORT The Ladies Charity Day was held on 9 August and it was a huge success with over 200 players in the field. Thanks to the following people for their donations:

MONTHLY MEDAL - AUGUST 2011 Men’s: A Division

Callaway

1Time – Anya Potgieter

Pick & Pay – Alice Kirsten

Spar - Dean

1st 2nd

The Golfers Club – Kenny

B Division

McClaren Properties – Anne Adelaar

Kuxuxa foods – Amarille Vermooten Vorster

69 70

Errol Hart

1st C Bester 2nd M Mulaudzi

Centurion Pro Shop – Jannes Sik

Centurion Country Club – no green fees charged

1st 2nd

69 71

• Centurion Country Club ladies golf section: Sue Miles, Joey du Toit, Marianne Fraser, Debbie von Plato, Cheryl Pretorius, Hayley Mendes, Charmaine Vorster, Althea Oosthuysen, Karen Robinson, Elna Fourie, Rosa Lombard. A special thanks to Hayley and Sue Miles for selling our raffle tickets.

P van der Westhuizen H Minnie

68 69

C Division

L Prinsloo U Winterstein

Ladies: Silver Division

Centurion won the Saturday League Pool A and will now play off against Pool B, well done to our league players.

1st J du Toit 70 2nd S Smith 71

Sunday mixed league is in full swing and we have won all our games so far.

1st R Seidel 75 2nd D Arroyo 80

Warmer weather is here and we look forward to all our ladies playing on Thursdays again. Please support us and remember you can invite a friend from another club on the last Thursday of the month. Have a great golfing month Marianne

| SEPTEMBER 2011 | pg 14

Bronze Division

Golfer of the Month – H Minnie (68 gross)


QUARRELSOME

CUP21 August 2011 Results 1st B Robinson and K Robinson

41 pts

2nd B Berry and S Berry

37 pts

3rd R Marais and B Krie

36 pts

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the clubhouse To all residents of the Centurion Golf Estate, welcome to the clubhouse. All residents are social members of the clubhouse, the mashie golf course, the squash courts and the tennis courts. The facilities of the clubhouse are available according to the rules and regulations pertaining thereto. All upcoming events taking place will be advertised on the board at both main entrances to the clubhouse. Please come along, bring the family and enjoy the facilities as you are so very welcome to do. Flyers are also distributed to each and every household advertising take-away menus, Sunday lunches and food served on the patio. Spring is almost here so this is the time to come out of hibernation and enjoy a meal on the patio or the Friday night special at a very reasonable cost of R50 per adult and R30 per child. We would like to initiate special evenings for residents and invite suggestions from residents. We are working on the refurbishment of the clubhouse considering the fact that all the furniture and fittings are almost 15 years old. We intend raising money through special days and events – your interest and participation in this worthy cause would be most welcome needless to say, sponsorship could be used in the nicest way.

1st Barry and Karen Robinson

There are also a number of very talented and gifted people living on the Estate so we could start up a directory of services on offer. This directory could be sold for a nominal fee and at the same time advertise the services available on your doorstep.

2nd B Berry & S Berry

3rd Place R Marais & B Kriel

Suggestions and positive input is what we welcome. Please contact me through email on adelaar@intekom.co.za or on 083 255 4134. Anne Adelaar Sports Committee

BRIDGE RESULTS 23 August 2011

Hart’s & Berry’s

1st

Mike Renwick

4410

2nd

Helen Renwick

4120

3rd

Joyce Harris

4020

NEW MEMBERS The Fichardt’s

Lombard’s and Robinson’s

Chris Chafunya

Tilla Janssen

Ofhani Phaswana

Christoff Feldtmann

Steve Swanepoel

Connor Kruger

Bernice Coetser

Ilse Brits

Shaun Janssen

Taylor Kruger

The other Fichardt’s | SEPTEMBER 2011 | pg 15


BLESHOENDER On the 13th of May 2011 the Blessies took flight to the Rustenburg Golf Club for their 10th annual tour to new pastures in a quest to make small fry of a golf course in the North West Province. On arrival, after the longish flight, it was quite a sight to behold, with great excitement and expectancy the Blessies chirped and chattered over coffee, other beverages and snacks while waiting for those who used new GPS technology to find the battle ground. Divided into four colour coded flocks (Blue, Red, White and Striped), different combinations were tried over the next two days of fierce battle in an attempt to sort out the pecking order in the Blessies group. On day one “Oom” Jan as the leader of the pack, being a master in the art of creating competition, handpicked the different groups in a four ball competition format and sent them off to battle. Ken Roux, Henriette Roux, Gerrie van Vuuren and Piet Greyling were victorious in the four ball alliance while Barry Robinson and Pat Mulligan made sure they were closest to the pins on 7 and 14. Pierre Lombard took ownership of the longest shot on 18 after a marvellous put. The after battle get together was marked by laughter and groans while the Blessies discussed good and bad shots over a few drinks, naturally taking some Blessies much longer than others. This merriment was followed by a flight to the nesting area at the Orion Safari Lodge. The Blessies dinner party was marked by wine, well feathered ladies, good food and song till well into the night. Our entertainer for

RUSTENBURG TOUR No 10 the evening was also supported by some of the very talented Blessies. Pat (Darren) Mulligan re-launched “Los Lappie” in a new format of Afrikaans, Peter (Presley) Roberts with some version of Blue Suede Shoes, the Wim and Anna Skinner medley as well as Barry Robinson in various interjections. Day two started in great expectation, from some expecting to play better to some expecting to retain form. “Oom Jan in his stall-ward manner sent the Blessies off in an “each to his own format” teeing off in strict pecking order. Despite the previous evening’s jollification, Pieter Fourie managed to beat the field with Barry Robinson second, Wilma de Wet was closest to the pin on 7 and Rudy Koekemoer “Mr Cool” on 13. Anna Skinner rounded her day off with the Longest Shot on 18. Fun and laughter was had by all at the Gala Dinner. The Red flock, Willie vd Lingen, Wim Skinner, Andre Smuts, Pat Mulligan Willem de Kok, Elna Fourie and Henriette Roux, proved to be unbeatable followed by the Blue, White and Striped flocks. The overall competition was won by Jannes Sik followed by Rudy Koekemoer 2nd and Henriette Roux 3rd. Peter and Myra Roberts secured the most golf position. Insisting on watching the soccer broadcast on the big screen while the rest of the Blessies wanted to see the Rugby, earned Peter Roberts the ”Stirrer Of The Tournament” award. Andre Smuts, as the fines master, assisted by the Angel of Death (who looked very much like Jannes Sik) managed to collect a handsome sum from the naughty ones. A special thanks to Jan Schutte, Tobie Adelaar and Willie van der Lingen for once again excelled by pulling off another very successful tour.

| SEPTEMBER 2011 | pg 17


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SAFARI LODGE AND DAY BUSH SPA have included special rates for children and pensioners. But the hidden secret of Ezingweni is the superlative Day Bush Spa, floating on a pond near the river and by crystal clear streams. Overseen by the renowned Sanctuary Group, this spa embodies African luxury and sumptuous surroundings. The vast menu offers treatments ranging from Dermalogica facials to countless stress-relieving massages using Moya body products. There are signature treatments with names like African Journey or a couple’s Moonlight treatment in the blissful double room, where champagne, strawberries and scalp and hot stone massages flourish. Activities include game drives, quad and mountain biking, hiking trails, clay pigeon shooting, horseback riding, paintball and swimming in one of the many waterholes the river offers. Ezingweni hosts teambuilding or conferences for companies, special celebrations such as anniversaries or birthdays, including children’s parties and is the idyllic wedding venue.

Situated between the Waterberg Mountains in Limpopo Province, a mere hour and a half’s drive from Johannesburg, lies Ezingweni, place of the leopard, a relaxing bushveld getaway from the hum-drum of city life. Wildlife abounds and the rocky plains are home to giraffe, zebra, wildebeest , kudu, warthog and bush pig, not to mention the elusive leopard and the endless variety of birdlife in the area.

Packages are designed to suit each guest’s requirements, so whether you are looking for relaxation, action, or an elegant wedding setting, Ezingweni will fulfil your dreams.

The main lodge boasts a games room, conference facility, bar and restaurant which opens up onto a wooden deck overlooking the spectacular bush and surrounding mountains. Our visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation, with all sites including a private spa pool on the outside

deck. From the romantic honeymoon suite perched atop a mountain ravine to the beautiful thatched, safari tented chalets sleeping up to eight persons, they are fully equipped, self-catering facilities with ensuite bathrooms and thoughtful extras like an outside hot shower and indoor as well as outdoor braai facilities. The enormous open-air fireplace, close to the spa pool, allows for a magnificent bonfire under the stars as you listen to the night sounds of the bushveld. Proprietors Cas and Monica Castelyn have gone the extra mile to ensure that visitors enjoy a restful and splendid stay and they

GPS coordinates: S24º 45’ 46, 3” E028º 18’ 33,8”

www.ezingweni.co.za Ezingweni Reservations and General Enquiries Anne Louise 082 821 3202 admin@ezingweni.co.za Monica 082 568 6575 monica@ezingweni.co.za Ezingweni Day Bush Spa Deidre 082 774 1082 deidre@ezingweni.co.za

| SEPTEMBER 2011 | pg 19


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DIANA 082 872 0402 Sales

RONEL 072 663 9538 Sales & Rentals

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CENTURION G E - R3 400 000

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CENTURION G E - R3 990 000 (Neg)

CENTURION G E - R6 900 000

ON RIVER Private in the trees, 3 bedr 3 bathr, open plan living areas, enclosed patio & entertainment area, S/Q

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Important numbers & contacts Security Control Room Main Gate 012 665 0117 or 012 665 3601 Guardroom 071 683 1596 Homeowners’ Association Tel: 012 665 0506 | Fax: 012 665 0505 Annelien.smit@centuriongolfestate.co.za Zena.reynecke@centuriongolfestate.co.za HOA office hours Monday to Thursday, 07h30 to 16h00 and Friday 07h30 to 15h00. ageary@telkomsa.net (accounts) Estate General Manager Jaco Venter | 082 852 9977 Jaco.venter@centuriongolfestate.co.za Safety & Security Manager HOA: Leon Booysen | 071 609 9149 leon.booysen@centuriongolfestate.co.za

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010 Chairman: Mr Pierre Lombard Chairman@centuriongolfestate.co.za

Police - Lyttelton

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Metro Police

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Ambulance

10177

Financial Director: Mr. Cor van Zyl finance@centuriongolfestate.co.za

Unitas Hospital

012 677 8000

Fire Brigade

012 664 5555

Municipality

012 671 7211

Security Director : Dr Louis Botha security@centuriongolfestate.co.za

Burst Water Mains 012 358 3716

(office hours)

PR Director : Ms Anya Potgieter Publicrelations@centuriongolfestate.co.za

012 358 2111

Director Architecture & Gardens : Mr Patrick Mann Architecture@centuriongolfestate.co.za

Electrical

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Sewerage

012 427 7111

Garbage Removal

012 308 0557

SPCA

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Street Lights

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Centurion Country Club President: Mr. Hennie le Roux ccc@centuriongolfestate.co.za

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NOTES

Miscellaneous • Miscellaneous • Miscellaneous Accommodation We’re urgently looking for a domestic room to rent near the back entrance of the Golf estate (for ± 18 months). Ellie is reserved with a good character and integrity. Offer: R1000.00 p/month. Contact Marelie on 083 226 3144. Accommodation needed. I am sponsoring a young Christian first year Law student through Unisa studies. He needs to spend 3 days per week in the Unisa library and is willing to do administrative, domestic and/or garden work for two days in full or part payment for a room to live in. I will be personally responsible for the rent if any. Ras Myburgh, 083 609 1192. Domestics Domestic worker available from Monday to Friday. Willing to work part time as well. Monica 079 533 8727. Reference Marissa 072 227 7270. Pretty is 36 years old, fluent in English, works hard and reliable. She is looking for work from Monday to Friday. Call Pretty for an interview on 078 495 1321 alternatively call Sarie for a reference on 084 222 1016. Patience is 38, she is looking for work for Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call Patience for an interview on 073 385 7409 and/or Sarie for a reference on 084 222 1016. Bettie seeks 3 days employment, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Worked 17 years for previous employers, also in the Estate, who relocated in July. Speaks Afrikaans and English. Can assume duties immediately. Please phone Dr. de la Rey 082 732 8219 or Bettie 083 953 9822. I am looking for two excellent and trustworthy domestic workers to work full time in my house inside the Golf Estate. Mandatory: sleep in, take 1 day-off

per week, experience with kids, speaks Portuguese, experience and reference letters with contact numbers. Person who does not speak Portuguese will not be interviewed.

Contact Bob Hazzard at 012 665 0844 or record message for recall if phone in answering mode.

We are very demanding with cleaning, organisation, etc. The jobs are for a domestic work, meaning: cleaning, vacuuming, washing, ironing, cooking and all of the service of a house, including caring of kids when needed. The kids are 8 and 5 years old. People willing to work as required and even being able to improve what has been asked is a plus. If you are interested, call me 072 762 3613, Alessandra.

My name is Michelle Reid and I am a teenager (resident of our Estate and learner at Southdowns College). I am collecting cat and dog food for the Centurion SPCA. You can drop food at our house (12 Montebello) or phone me and we will collect it from your house. So next time you are at the shops, just buy a few bags of dog/cat food and I will make sure it gets to the SPCA Centurion (and a few toys, to make their day)! My cell number is 078 534 7196 or mail my mom on karina@blu-prints.com.

Grace has been working for us 3 years and would like to find work on Tuesday and Thursday. Grace is English speaking and very trustworthy. Please call her on 072 216 5295. For reference call Karin 071 686 74 74. Reliable domestic worker looking for work in Estate. She is honest and friendly. Good with children. Phone Jeanet 083 958 2793 and for reference Mrs Martie Jacobsz-Faber at 083 290 6598. Gardeners Thompson Mabasa - Excellent hard worker, highly efficient, conscientious, reliable, honest and totally trustworthy gardener and car washer, etc. who takes pride in his work. Already has ID card to enter the Estate. Available for work in Estate on Mondays, Fridays and alternate Saturdays. He may be able to swop days. Rate per day negotiable dependent on size of property. Has worked for me at 56 Monte Carlo Drive for 10 years! Reference available from me, Trevor at 083 638 8870. Contact Thompson to arrange interview on his cell: 083 694 8034. Gardener needed for full day employment on the Estate on Wednesdays. A good understanding of English essential as well as existing security access to the Estate and good references. Pay negotiable.

Miscellaneous

Does anyone take their child to the Pretoria Preprietory School or PPS school in Murray Street, Brooklyn? We are urgently looking for a lift for a 9 year old girl from the Estate. Will share all expenses. Please contact Mrs Hecht on 082 553 9864 or 012 665 4636. Services Need a painter? For all your painting and waterproofing requirements (interior and exterior) – call Moses Seabi on 082 407 1492. He has more than 17 years experience and many references within the Estate! Pet Sitting for the Centurion Golf Estate Residents. Going away and need to know that your pets are well looked after? I am available, reliable and nearby. Contact: Colleen 082 896 3821 or cwlouw@mweb. co.za for details. Need a pet sitter? References available. Call Carlo 083 452 9914 in the afternoon (after school) or email rgertzen7@gmail.com. Painter Dave 076 591 4666 is seeking any paintwork big or small. Highly recommended and often used in the Centurion Golf Estate with excellent references.

| SEPTEMBER 2011 | pg 21


GOBI 2011 – My Story

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By Dirk Cloete

“When I run, I feel HIS pleasure” What is Racing the Planet? Racing the Planet is a unique category of rough country footraces that take place over seven days and some 250 kms in remote and culturally rich locations around the world. Competitors must carry all their own equipment and food, are only provided with water and a place in a tent each day but are supported by professional medical and operations teams. Racing the Planet is International, the events typically involve competitors from over 20 different countries who are able to mingle around the campfires and in their geographically mixed tents. Currently the events consist of the 4 Deserts, a series which encompasses the Gobi Desert in China, the Atacama Desert of Chile, the Sahara Desert in Egypt and Antartica and a 5th event which roves to a new location each year. Time magazine has named the 4 Deserts challenge as the second toughest human challenge on Earth. The events get coverage on all major international as well as national TV stations, magazines, newspapers and other electronic and printed media. I’ve completed the Comrades marathon 13 times since 1998 and run more than 100 standard marathons and ultra-marathons during this period. I have also run the Washie 100-miler which I did a couple of months before my 40th birthday – a feat I wanted to do before I turned 40. In 2008 I entered the 5-Day Cape Odyssey Trail Run which spans over 220km with Heleen Joubert and this started a new era of running for me. This year I was blessed with the opportunity to take part in the 7-Day Gobi March in China. The race officially started on Sunday, 26 June 2011 and Camp 1 was just outside Gaoyachem Village. With 147 of the 150

permitted competitors lined up for the start of Stage 1, there were at least 12 potential race winners with significant pedigrees at the start line. My heart rate was between 110 and 120 bpm from the start and although this pointed to trouble I hoped that it was only nerves. Many competitors shot off at a very fast pace that day and I settled in to my own effort whilst trying not to lose touch with the front bunch. The first 2 stages to Checkpoint 1 were a steady climb of 700m over a distance of 15km and I hooked up with Juan (Jaume Tolos) of Spain, as we ran together in unspoken agreement. But I soon realised that my chest was closing up and I was lacking ‘power’. My heart rate had now escalated to between 180 and 185 bpm confirming that I was working much too hard and Exercise Induced Asthma was on my back. At Checkpoint 2 I stopped to let the doctor check me over and although my lungs were clean, the Asthma attack had caused a lack of oxygen, increasing my heart rate and slowing me down. From this point I basically walked/shuffled home for the next 20km trying to keep my heart rate at 170 bpm. I completed this 35km stage in a slow 4h34, 33 minutes behind the leader and in 6th position. I started the 2nd day off slowly again as I struggled to keep my heart rate down but about an hour into the race it started raining and at that time I felt how my chest was opening up and I started to run more competitively. By day 3 my Asthma was gone and I was running relaxed managing a fast race over the technical terrain of this stage. But another obstacle stood in my way and at 42km into the race that day I realised I was lost which added an extra hour to my time and left me finishing in 16th position,

slipping back to 8th overall and leaving me completely dehydrated from spending the extra hour in the sun without water. Before the start of day 4 I decided to try and enjoy my run after the challenges of the first 3 days. Just 2 hours into this stage, the desert sun became ruthless and I used my previous experience of being in the dessert under these conditions to strike a balance between not wasting time and recuperating for a while when needed. My strategy worked and just before Checkpoint 3 I could see all 4 of the leading competitors ahead of me in the distance. Within 3km I had caught 3 of the guys in front of me and managed to finish this 37km stage in 2nd place. Stage 5 was the longest stage – 81.6km. The weather was kind to us for the first part of that day and I ran the first 41km to Checkpoint 4 trailing the leader by 3 minutes. But the next few stages proved to be challenging, leaving us literally stumbling from one step to the next and the intense desert sun was taking its toll. This stretch took 10h47 to complete. Although the last day was a short run of just 14km the desert was not finished with us yet. Only 112 of the original 147 competitors lined up for the final stage. I managed a good run that day and finished 1 minute behind the winner. Completing an event like this is not just about successfully finishing a race, it’s an epic journey which lasts for months and culminates in 7 final days where you push your body and mind beyond all limits. I thank my sponsors, friends and family for giving me the strength and encouragement to complete this race. I felt proudly South African amongst competitors from all over the world. | SEPTEMBER 2011 | pg 23


Cornwall Hill College will be hosting their annual Carnival on 1 October 2011 at the school grounds. There will be lots for the whole family to do. Fun activities like the fun fair, water inflatables, a wonderland for the little ones, food stalls and many more! We will also attempt a world record for the longest human soft toy chain. Gates open at 9 and close at 4. Entry is free. For further info please call Venita on 083 573 9380.


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