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CUT & KEEP Dear Mom Our BIGGEST EVER edition is packed tightly - like a holiday suitcase! Inside, you will find information, inspiration and fun ideas to make this time even more special! Our dietician shares some healthy ideas on holiday food at home (page 6). While, on page 9, Sarel, our local "Masterchef" finalist, offers you some personal tips on snacking and packing while travelling with children this holiday season. But for working parents, the prospect of keeping the kids occupied over the (sometimes just-too-long) holiday may loom like thunderstorms on the horizon. We brighten the skies with some great options! (See pages 2, 3, 5, 8, 14, 19-23, 29). As a new school year beckons, our educational psychologist provides some insight on how to prepare for attending a new playgroup, Primary School or High School for the first time (page 4). Now is also a good time to consider careful financial planning for your child's education in the future (page 30 -31). We also try to lower the festive season stress by considering ways to safeguard your home and family - whether at home or away. (See pages 26 -29) Should Santa spoil you with a new kitchen? Mom's Notes fell in-love with Easylife Kitchens' new showroom - and so will you! Turn to page 16-17. Finally, because it is the 'giving' season, we encourage you to read about the inspirational project called Wings & Wishes on page 12 & 13. Lastly, because you deserve it, why not enter the Jola competition to win a stunning Nelly handbag worth R600! Simply "like" our page, "like" the Jola Facebook page before the 31st of December to enter. We hope that the last few weeks of 2012 will be filled with joy and peace. We can't wait to grow with you and your children next year!


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Your child’s first day at primary school, pre-school or playgroup is a big step. However, there are plenty of practical things that you can do to prepare them, like talking to your child about school and helping to develop their practical skills. Here are a few tips to ease the stress - for you and your little one. Talking to your child

Your child may be anxious about what to expect on the first day at school. If so, one way of helping them is to talk through their fears: • • • • •

explain where they’ll be going, what they’ll be doing and for how long; answer questions and try to decrease fears by asking what they think the school might be like; emphasize the things they may enjoy doing; tell them that you will be there to meet them at the end of the day. Don’t dismiss your child’s fears - things that seem obvious or silly to an adult can seem like terrible obstacles to your child.

Building on practical skills

If children have a good idea of what school is going to be like and have already experienced learning activities at home and in other settings, they’re less likely to find the experience stressful. Games, role-plays and reading at home can help your child get into the right frame of mind and boost their confidence. Activities for your child could include: • • • 4

playing games that involve taking turns or speaking in front of a group; playing with children of a similar age to develop social skills; reading books about starting school;

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using your child’s favourite toys to role-play going to school; painting and drawing, which involve sitting down for short periods of time.

In the weeks before school starts In the run-up to the first day of term you could: • involve your child in choosing things they need for school like school bags or uniforms; • visit the school with your child so they become familiar with the building and the local area; • most schools have arrangements to support your child’s transition into school which you may want to enquire about; • establish a routine and discuss what might be happening at school at different times of the day.

Preparing your child for school on his first day can greatly reduce any seperation anxiety your child may feel when you leave. Don’t minimize the importance of easing your fears as well as your child’s. If you feel guilty or worried about leaving your child, your child will probably sense that.

The more calm and assured you are, the more confident your child will be. Saying goodbye on that first day can be one of the hardest days for parents and children. Here are five tips on how to ease the anxiety: •

Reintroduce your child’s teacher to your child. Allow them to form an initial relationship.

When it is time to go, make sure to say goodbye to your child, don’t linger. The longer you stay the harder it is to say goodbye. Once your child has got involved in an activity, say: ‘Enjoy your day, see you later.’

A reward system can work well if your child struggles with seperation, but make it fun and don’t spend money on the rewards. Be creative.

Learn other children’s names in your child’s class – it makes school much more familiar and leaves a feeling of safety for the child.

Being away from home for the first time is not easy for your child. You can leave something special with him to help him handle it better. A small picture in his bag or hang a photo key chain on his zipper. Lunch box love notes are a great way to let your child know you are thinking of him at school.

To encourage responsibility and independence are both essential to independent learning for your child. Both will make it easier for your child to adjust to the demands of school, and get along with his teacher and classmates. So, whenever possible, let your child do things for himself — and for others. Create positive feelings. If you’ve bought a book about starting school, read it again to your child. Share some photo’s and fun things that you did at school. Give your child compliments, even something as simple as they look great in their new uniform, on a regular basis, does increase their self esteem. And kids with high self esteem are happy kids and happy kids tend to be successful! CORA BREYTENBACH | Educational Psychologist 0828102409 |

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Holiday fun

and healthy eating holiday Meal Ideas December is a special month to be with family and it is a time where children are attending many festive gatherings. Incorporate healthy meal and snack ideas into the daily routine. It is lots of fun for children to prepare their own meals. Holiday foods can be healthy, fun and delicious! Some tips for the holiday Prepare healthy meals together. Taking the time to cook during the summer holidays and involving the children in the cooking makes a meal more fun for them and helps you teach them about ingredients and how they help or hurt their bodies. And healthy cooking doesn’t necessarily have to take longer. Let the kids help with shopping and planning. Make sure the kids help decide on meals and snacks and let them help grocery shopping. That way they can suggest some meals that they would like (which they are more likely to eat happily) and also have the chance to explore the nutritional value of various ingredients. Consider foods that attract kids. Consider serving food like veggie chips, carving peanut butter sandwiches on whole wheat bread to look like a pirate or decorating the top of the morning breakfast cereal with a smiling face of bananas, blueberries and raisins.


Clean out the cupboards Go through your cupboards AND get all the junk out. The easiest way to cut out the unhealthy and add in the healthy is to keep all the unhealthy out.You can even make it a game with the kids. The child with the most fat kicked out of the house can win a prize.

Kiddies Kebabs

This Friday night treat is quick to cook. You kids will love it and it’s easy for them to prepare. All you need for sides are egg noodles and salad or green beans. Ingredients • 300g lean stew beef, cut into small cubes • Salt to taste • Cherry tomatoes (+/-20) • 1/4 cup soy sauce • 1/4 cup honey Preparation: 1. Combine the beef cubes, cherry tomatoes, soy sauce, and honey in a medium bowl and toss. 2. Skewer the beef cubes and tomatoes, alternating or separating them onto different skewers (whatever makes your kids happy). If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes or so before hand. 3. Place the kebabs on a small baking sheet and keep them covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook them.The kebabs can be broiled for 10 to 14 minutes (turn once) or grilled. Serves two adults and two kids and there will be some left for dad for lunch tomorrow.

HAM Muffin Bites

These little corn muffins have the pizza flavor kids crave in a handy bite-size package and works great for picnics. Eat them warm, right from the paper liners. A great holiday snack! Get the kids involved in the preparation and mixing. MUFFIN CRUST 11/2 cups all-purpose flour • 1/2 cup cornflour • 1 tablespoon sugar • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 large egg, lightly beaten • 1 1/4 cups low fat milk • 1/4 cup canola oil TOPPING 1/3 cup marinara sauce • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese • 1/2 cup finely chopped cooked Ham

Instructions 1. Heat the oven to 200 C and line about 36 mini muffin cups with paper liners. 2. Sift the flour, corn flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, blend the egg, milk, and vegetable oil. Make a well in the dry mixture and add the liquid. Stir the batter until smooth.


3. In a small bowl, blend the marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese; set aside. Spoon the batter into the muffin pan liners, filling them about three quarters full. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of the sauce-and-cheese mixture on top of each one, pushing it in slightly, then sprinkle with chopped Ham. 4. Bake the muffins for 15 minutes; they’ll puff up and brown slightly around the upper edge. Cool in the pan for several minutes, then remove from the pan and eat warm. Makes about 36 mini muffins.

Some more easy meal and snack ideas that the kids can prepare: Nutritious pudding ideas: • • • •

fruit salad with yoghurt iced lollies (made with fresh fruit puree and water) Frozen fruit yoghurt e.g. Frozen strawberry yoghurt made with fresh strawberries Muffin or pancake with some fruit slices.

Examples of easy snacks •

fruit including dried fruit e.g. raisons and apricots • cherry tomatoes and cubes of cheese • yoghurt with berries or fruit slices • a small sandwich, crackers including rice crackers or provitas with marmite or cottage cheese • vegetable sticks or breadsticks with hummus or yoghurt based dip • fruit and milk /yoghurt smoothie

Have the kids help find red and green fruits and vegetables that you can shape into a holiday scene.

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Alternatively, pop-in to Little Hoot to take your pick of our top choices for en-route entertainment!

License Plate Game Everyone knows this classic car game, but here's a fun twist: Before you pack up the car, print out a map of the South Africa so kids can colour in the provinces of the license plates that they spot on the road. Count It Up Before you leave, have the kids guess how many fast-food restaurants or gas stations you'll pass en route. Then, have kids count the number of times they see a sign for each one (either on a billboard or on a rest-stop sign). The one closest to the actual number wins! Recipe Detective Start training your budding Top Chefs' taste buds early. Pack a bunch of different cookies (homemade, store bought, whatever) with you in the car, and have the kids guess what's inside. Some of the ingredients (like chocolate chips or raisins) may be obvious, but they'll be guessing the ones like sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour for at least a few kilometers. Buzz Pick a number between zero and nine and call it the buzz number. Starting at zero, go around the car counting so that each player has to say the next number. Every time the buzz number 8


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SAREL SE LEKKER LANGPAD-KOS Masterchef South Africa Finalis, Sarel Loots deel met Mom's Notes sy kosblik idees. Deesdae maak dit finansieële sin om padkos te pak vir die langpad, oppad na 'n langverwagte en soms duur vakansie. Dit is nie net goedkoper nie, maar ook baie meer pret as voorspelbare kitskos keuses! Indien die kinders help met die voorbereiding, berei jy hul ook voor vir die reis - en sal hul nie die kitskos opsies 'vervang' nie, maar uitsien om hul eie skeppings te geniet.

My waarhede:

• As kinders is knieserig en moeilik gedurende langpad reise raak, is dit meestal omdat hul honger en moeg voel. Pak dus kussings en kosblikke! • Indien jy spasie het, pak elke familielid se kos in hul eie boksie of kosblik. Laat jou kinders toe om self die kosblik te pak. Dit is veral handig indien jy moet bestuur en eet gelyktydig. Wanneer almal klaar geeet het, kan elkeen hul eie papiere, lee koeldrank boksies ens. in hul eie bokse wegbere. • Lae GI versnapperinge hou jou kleingoed se energievlakke intoom. Op die langpad kan kinders met hoe suikervlakke uitputtend wees - veral as jy meer as een kind het. Kies heelgraan brood vir toebroodjies, en dalk 'n smeer soos grondboontjiebotter. • Indien jou vakansiebegroting reeds fyn gesny is, hoef etes nie uitspattig te wees nie - en kreatiewiteit kos niks! Ek onthou padkos op beton piekniektafels langs die pad. Onthou jy ook hard gekookte eiers, droe boerewors en koue hoender? Daardie tafels is steeds daar - maar soms net effens oorgroei. Doen dalk jou deel vir die omgewing en onthou swart sakke. As jul daar stilhou, maak die area skoon voor- en nadat jul piekniek hou. • Vars vrugte en groente in vinger-vriendelike stokkies en blokkies is heerlik en gesond op die langpad. Neute is ook 'n baie gesonde keuse. Meng dit met rosyntjies, sultanas en dadels en blus ook die lus vir iets soet by die petrolstasie. • Drink baie water. Dit sal nie net jy en jou gesin hidreer nie, maar ook nie die bekleding van jou voertuig vlek soos koeldrank nie! Volg my doen en late op my Facebook bladsy:

Hier is een van my gunsteling langpad kosblik wenners: Wortel Kofyntjies 250 ml suiker + 250 ml olie + 3 eiers = Verroom 375 ml NuttyWheat + 10ml bakpoeier + 10ml Kaneel + 5 ml koeksoda = sif en meng by die olie en eiers. (Die semels ook!). 350 ml Gerasperde wortels + 350 ml fyn piesang + 250 ml gekapte Neute = meng ook in met beslag. Bak in n vooraf warm oond van 180 grade vir 30 min (Dit hang af van hoe groot jou bak is. Onthou kolfyntjies bak baie vinnig. Toets met n mes tot die mes skoon uitkom.)

Maak versiersuiker en versier: 250 ml Roomkaas + 200 g versiersuiker. = meng lekker saam tot dit n gladde tekstuur het.

Hoenderrepies met 'n verskil.

Kan nie die lus vir krakerige aartappelskyfies op die langpad weerstaan nie? Berei die hoenderrepies voor deur eenvoudig hoenderborsies op te sny en dan in suurlemoensap en soetrissiesous te marineer. Kry 3 bakkies gereed met 1: koekmeel + sout en peper na smaak, 2: geklitste eiers, 3: fyngedrukte "Fruit Chutney Chips" en gekrummelde brood. Doop dan die repies eers in die meel, dan die eier, dan die krummels en laat staan in die yskas vir 10 min op 'n draadrakkie. Diepbraai die repies tot goudbruin en dreineer goed op handdoekrol papier. Pak gekoelde repies in kosblikke met 'n sousie in aparte houertjies. 9

Guilt-free festive Treats CUSTARD POWDER Nature’s Choice Custard Powder is completely glutenfree, egg-free, tartrazine-free and unsweetened, yet full of the most delicious flavour. Because it has no added sugar, you have a choice. Perhaps you would like a delicious healthy low-calorie dessert with fresh fruit – sweeten the custard with xylitol, agave crystals or stevia (all available from Nature’s Choice) and a dash of vanilla. For a low-GI sweetener, try nutrient-rich molasses or coconut sugar for a caramel-flavoured boost of slow-release energy. Nature’s Choice Custard Powder will remind you of all those desserts that you loved, and that you can now enjoy again – even if you are on a specialized diet.

CAKE FLOUR Nature’s Choice Gluten-Free Cake Flour can be used to replace regular flour cup-for-cup – for best results make use of our wide selection of gluten-free recipes available.

Come find a great range of healthy alternatives for a cheerful Christmas menu - for even the most specialized diet.

MILKSHAKES Kids and adults alike enjoy these milkshake mixes. Each variety can serve as a delicious treat or as a soothing nightcap. Like everything in this world that tastes really good, these products should be used in moderation – even if they do contain only what we consider to be bio-friendly ingredients.

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A Delicious Gluten-Free Dessert Apple Crumble 4 apples, chopped into chunks 3 tablespoons chopped pecans 1/2 cup fructose 3 tablespoons gluten free cake flour 1/4 teaspoon each nutmeg, ground cloves and cinnamon

Crumble Topping 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats 1/2 cup fructose 1 teaspoon cinnamon 6 tablespoons butter ≤ cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 180ºC.

• In a bowl, mix together chopped apples, pecans, fructose, cake flour and spices. • Spoon fruit mixture into pie dish. •

In a bowl, mix together rolled oats, fructose and cinnamon. Work butter into mixture with fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add pecans.

• Sprinkle this crumble over fruit mixture. • Bake for 30 – 50 minutes until crumble topping is golden brown. • Serve with Nature’s Choice custard.


THE TRUE STORY Every day, children are diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. Help is often available at specialized

government hospitals, but for many children and their families the treatment they so desperately need is out of reach because the cost of transport to these facilities is simply not affordable. Where the treatment required is not available locally, we arrange and sponsor flight or bus tickets to a suitable medical facility.

ABOUT WINGS & WISHES Wings & Wishes was established in 2006 after a group of employees from Coca-Cola Sabco (Pty) Ltd identified the need in their community and started donating their frequent flyer miles as part of an internal Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. The miles were committed to facilitating the transport of critically ill children and an accompanying adult to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, or an alternative appropriate medical facility, for treatment. The program is now a registered project under The Coca-Cola Sabco Community Foundation (IT 60/2007) and is run primarily by employee volunteers. The program is funded entirely through donations and is supported by many individuals and organizations in South Africa. As word of the program spreads, requests for flights and bus tickets are a daily occurrence and we are now assisting at least one child a day.


Purpose, Vision and Values


Core Purpose:

Money Your donation of funds towards flight costs and essential provisions will make a significant difference in the lives of these children and their families. Funds raised are also used to provide alternative transport methods should a flight not be a suitable option.

Dedicated to transporting critically ill children to receive lifesaving medical treatment.


Transport should never be a barrier for a child to reach lifesaving treatment, wherever they live.

Core Values:

Compassion, Minimal bureaucracy, Integrity We undertake to provide compassionate support immediately, with minimal bureaucracy, whilst maintaining the highest levels of integrity for the children and their families.


We assist children who do not have access to the required specialised medical treatment in their home towns and whose families would not otherwise be able to afford the transport to get them to a suitable medical facility. We also require written motivation from a medical practitioner explaining that the treatment required is not available at a local institution.

Children supported to date since 2006

1588 Flights sponsored to date since 2006

2840 Bus trips sponsored to date since 2006


Miles Your donation of frequent flyer air miles, in amounts of 20 000 or 30 000, will be used to purchase air tickets. Mercy We provide basic essentials for the children whilst in hospital. These Mercy Packs contain pyjama’s, soft toys, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, colouring in books and pencils, and any other comfort items to make their stay in hospital more bearable. Donations towards the Mercy Packs are gratefully received. Pledge a flight As flights are requested, the bookings are made, and the cost of the flight is invoiced to the individual or company who pledged the flight. Average cost of a flight is approximately R1300.


Donna James-Jansen | Promotions Manager T: 013 754 3000 | M: 082 577 0826 E: Louise Day | Wings & Wishes Manager M: +27 082 412 7823 T: +27 041 395 4240 Fax: +27 086 566 9663 Email:



PAINTBALL DAY Challenge your friends and their families to a fun and safe paintball game. Perfect opportunity for Moms and Dads to spend time with the kids this holiday.


8th December 2012 Where:

(Barberton Road) Starting at 09h00

Tickets are R50 each (p/p) for a 100 ball game. Tickets available from Rudamans Bike & Marine & Church Unlimited.

For more information contact

Launched as a speciality shop for people interested in outdoor sports. Rudamans Archery and Paintball specialises in providing expert advice, training (at our in door practice range) and equipment to make your sport more enjoyable and safe. We stock the following product ranges: • Bows • Bow accessories • Paintball guns • Paintball accessories • Clothing • 2nd hand products 1 Plankie Street Nelspruit 1200 P O Box 1885 Nelspruit 1200

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the best educational toy store in the lowveld!

This Christmas, find educational fun at Little Hoot ...

You no longer have to take to trip to Gauteng to find all your educational equipment. Pop into our store situated at The Village Shopping Centre, Ehmke Street, Nelpruit to glimpse our world of amazing educational items and toys. Enthusiatically welcomed by many Occupational Therapists and parents, Little HOOT offers the best educational aids, endorsed by professionals, on your doorstep. You will find puzzles, exercise balls, bean bags, pencil grips, weighted wrist band, nail boards, tilted boards ... and much more at Little HOOT!

Dear Mom, let us help you take the guess work out of Christmas shopping. Let you children fill-out the attached "wishlist" form and "post to Santa"!

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Breast milk is widely acknowledged as the gold standard for infant nutrition due to the fact that it provides all the necessary elements for optimal growth and development. It has nutritional, immunological, biochemical, anti-allergic, anti-infective, intellectual, developmental, psychological, psychosocial, economic and environmental benefits for the mother and/or her infant. Exclusive breast-feeding is advocated as the sole source of nutrition for the first six months of an infant’s life. It is found that a lack of knowledge regarding breastfeeding is identified as having a great influence on the decision-making process of a mother and is therefore one of the key issues that should be addressed to empower mothers with sufficient knowledge to make an optimal infant-feeding decision. The key to the best breastfeeding practices is continued day-to-day support , guidance and motivation for the breastfeeding mother within her home and in the community.

Need support and guidance for breastfeeding? Please feel free to join our weekly informal breastfeeding support group (no cost) on Fridays @ 10 am at Zest Restaurant at Ilanga Mall. Here you will get the support you need to breastfeed, at the same time you might meet some good friends and enjoy a lovely cup of tea or coffee.

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if it significantly affects a person's ability to •a problem Abnormal eye movements are often the first see. It is estimated that over half the people who wear symptom of significant visual impairment glasses are wearing them because of a focusing problem •due toIntense eye rubbing farsightedness or presbyopia, a natural decrease in •focusing A baby is unresponsive abilitythat at near distance. to the parents

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Part 5 Mom's Financial Notes The School Years

The mere fact that you are reading this issue of Mom’s Notes probably means that you have little ones currently in the school system or some to start schooling in the near future. If this is the case, you will appreciate the costs involved in providing your children with the very best education possible.We all want the best for our children and will stop at very little to ensure that we provide them with all the tools needed to make a success of their lives. Irrespective of what choices they make in their futures, education is the basis of it all.

Education is a gift for all times – your children can take it everywhere they go. Give them the opportunity to learn and see how they grow and enjoy a successful future. It is one thing to scrounge up enough money each month to pay your child’s school fees, but something as important as education requires careful planning to ensure you have the money available for High School or University when it is required. In addition one needs to consider the implications of what will happen to your child’s education should you be unable to earn an income through death or disability. It is bad enough that the child looses a Mum or Dad, but can we also afford to take the risk that their education suffers in the process? When formulating your plans for your child’s education, it is imperative that you not only start investing to cover the costs, but that at the same time, you ensure that you have a plan in place to cover the costs should you die or become disabled.


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A river is shaped by the changes that take place in its catchment, whether those changes are natural or induced by humans. Rivers have a natural capacity to resist adverse changes, maintain the chemical and physical habitats necessary for the many plants, animals and people that depend on the systems. However, the degree to which a river can resist and neutralize adverse effects has limits. If these limits are exceeded for extended periods the river will lose its nurturing power and its value as a habitat for plants and animals, and as a natural resource for humans. An ecological healthy river is one of which the water is good to drink, and swim and whose fish is edible for humans as well as other predatory animals. To know whether a river is healthy or not, or whether it is getting less healthy or perhaps recovering from bad health requires regular monitoring of the vital signs of the river (from River Health Report NAEBP). The Department of Water Affairs,Water Research Commission and Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism have combined forces to develop the River Health Programme.This programme aims at using standardized and proven scientific techniques to measure the health of all major rivers in South Africa. A multitude of factors determine the health of a river ecosystem: its geomorphological characteristics, hydrological and hydraulic regimes, chemical and physical water quality and the nature of the in-stream and riparian habitats. Monitoring every factor is impractical, so scientists select indicators representative of the main components of a riverine ecosystem to obtain a cost effective measure of the health of the system. (From River Health Report NAEBP)


What are indicators of River Health? Indicators of river health are biological, physical and chemical characteristics of the river that can provide quantitative (how much) and qualitative (how good) information on the ecological condition of a river. The River Health Programme focuses primarily of biological characteristics as indicators of river health. These biological characteristics would typically be the composition of abundance of species within a particular biological community, for example a fish community. Aquatic organisms are adapted to live within certain environmental conditions. Changes within their environment may adversely affect composition and abundance characteristics of a specific community. If a river is inhibited by healthy biologic communities, the river as a whole is resilient and healthy. (From River Health Report NAEBP)

Thus the main purpose of the River Health Programme is to provide information regarding the overall ecological status of riverine ecosystems in South Africa. The programme focuses primarily on biological characteristics as indicators of river health using the following primary indicators and indices: • • •

Communities of fish Fish Assemblage Integrity Index (FAII) Aquatic invertebrates South African Scoring System (SASS 4) Riparian vegetation Riparian vegetation Index (RVI)

During the late 1996 to early 1997 the Mpumalanga Province was used as the pilot area for conducting testing and demonstration and the implementation of the River Health Programme in this province began with the monitoring of the Crocodile River and some of its tributaries.This provincial implementation initiative was made possible through the collaboration and sharing of resources between Mpumalanga Parks and Tourism Agency(MTPA) and Kruger National Park (SANParks), assisted by the Institute for Water Quality Studies, the Water Research Commission, and the CSIR’s Environmentek. The studies focused on the Olifants, Sabie and Crocodile rivers and monitoring commenced during late 1996 and was completed during 1999.

However, the intention was that provincial and local authorities will implement and maintain the programmes because they best understand the needs, constraints and capabilities relevant to their areas of responsibilities. Due to various reasons this did not happen, although role-players like MTPA and SANParks did continue with these programmes in total isolation from the national programmes. In February 2011 the Province of Mpumalanga has taken up the challenge again to revitalize the River Health Programme. Role players like MTPA, SANParks, DWA, and the newly delegated ICMA held a workshop and discussed the way forward to reactivate this important programme. A Coordinating Committee was appointed to lead the way forward and one of the first areas identified for this programme to commence with would be in the Sabie River Catchment.With the recently delegated powers to the ICMA this agency will play an important role in this programme and have already made funds available to assist in the Sabie River Bio-monitoring project.

Bio-monitoring by MTPA taking place in Usuthu Catchment 2010. RHAM modeling taking place

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Skin Infection

Sinuclear Tablets, Syrup / Texa Tablets

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Muscle Pain Oral

Panamor Gel / Transact Patches

Muscle Pain Topical

Avomine Tablets / Stugeron Tablets

Motion Sickness

OnGuard / Tabard Insect Repellent

Mosquito Protection

Anethaine Cream

Local anaesthetic

Somnil Tablets


Dilucort Cream / Anthisan Cream

Insect Bites

Spasmo Canulase Bi-Tablets


Lenamet OTC Tablets / Lansoloc OTC Tablets


Terbicil / Ketazol / Covarex Cream

Fungal Infection on Skin

Safyr Bleu Eye Drops

Eye Drops

Aurone Ear Drops / Covancaine Ear Drops

Ear Drops

Germolene Ointment

Disinfecting Wounds

Imodium Tablets / Smecta Sachets


Flusin Expectorant Syrup / Alcophyllex Syrup

Cough Mixture-Wet Cough

Pholtex Forte Syrup

Cough Mixture-Dry Cough

Dulcolax Syrup


Fenivir Cream

Cold Sores

Flusin Effervescent / Corenza C Effervescent

Colds &Flu

Silbecor Ointment / Mebo Ointment

Burn wounds

Citro Soda Granules

Burning urine

Clarityne Tablets / Allergex Tablets


Hyospasmol Syrup / Buscopan Syrup

Hyospasmol Tablets / Buscopan Tablets

Abdominal Cramps



Clarityne Syrup / Allergex Syrup Mist Pot Cit Mixture Burnshield Hydrogel Flusin C Syrup / Dimetapp Syrup Fenivir Cream Dulcolax Syrup Pholtex Junior Syrup Flusin Junior Syrup / Chesteeze Syrup Pectrolyte Suspension / Smecta Sachets Germolene Ointment Aurone Ear Drops / Covancaine Ear Drops Saline Solution / Oxylin Ear Drops Terbicil / Ketazol / Covarex Jnr Cream

Spasmopep Anti-Spasmodic Formula Dilucort Cream / Stingose Spray Rescue Tablets / Rescue Drops Emla Patches OnGuard / Tabard Insect Repellent Nauzine Syrup / Valoid Syrup Arnica Massage Oil Ibumol Banana and Grape Syrup Valoid Syrup Panado Syrup / Ibumol Banana and Grape Syrup Hydra Assist Sachets / Rehydrate Sachets Sinuclear Paediatric Syrup / Salex Solution Betadine Cream / Germoline Ointment Cerumol Ear Drops Orochlor Solution / Orochlor Spray Freeze Gel / Burnshield Hydrogel Prodol Teething Drops / Teejel Teething Gel

Reuterina Tablets / Reuterina Drops

Don’t forget ...

Phone Chargers

Sun Hats

Battery Charger

Reading Glasses

Camera Batteries



Travel Pillow

Electrical Adapter Books

Hand Sanitiser Chronic Medicine






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