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Junie 2014

SEESKULPIE HOU KONSERT: Seeskulpie se verbeeldingsvliegtuig het op 28 Mei die oumas en oupas van die kleinspan op ’n kammawêreldreis geneem. Elke ouderdomsgroep het ’n ander land uitgebeeld. Die vliegtuig het selfs in Kaapstad geland waar dié groep vriendelike kleuters hulle beste Klopse­danspassies op die verhoog uitgehaal het. Meer foto’s binne.

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Visvang met nette in strandmeer? Ek het ’n voëltjie hoor fluit dis taboe, dit mag nie, maar ek mag verkeerd wees. Mens kan deesdae nie alles glo wat mens hoor nie. So, visvang met nette in die lagune? Wettig of onwettig? As elkeen van ons net sy klein deeltjie doen wat reg is, sal dit só goed gaan met ons mooie planeet, land, diere en sy mense. So gaan ek weer soos altyd op my wandeling op die strand in Langebaan en hier sien ek ’n pragtige blou bootjie digby die strand naby die strandsakke, (dis nou daar waar jy afry in Sleighstraat na die strand). Die bootjie met die twee insittendes, lyk so mooi. En ek neem gou ’n paar foto’s, want die prentjie roer regtig my hartsnare. En toe onthou ek, maar dis mos die tweede keer dié week wat ek hulle sien. Die bootjie maak sirkels en daar dryf sul-

ke wit balletjies op die water. Iemand op ’n kano wat seker gedink het hy is in rustige waters sukkel vervaard op die rowwe branders om weg te kom of eerder, om bo te bly, toe die blou bootjie vinnige sirkels, al in die rondte woeste golwe op die lagune maak. Ons kyk bekommerd toe. Die boot jaag so vinnig weg sy neus lig voor op en hulle is min gepla oor die kano naby hulle. Netvissers op die strandmeer. ’n Mooi prentjie of Pierre Nel, senior official het die mense in die blou boot iets onwettig gedoen? Vang of Sanparks answers: I would like to begin by exhulle dalk met nette? Is dit wettig hier op die lagune in ’n tending my sincere thanks to swemgebied langs die strand- this person for sending us this information. It is always helpsakke? Wonder maar net. BEKOMMERDE LANGE- ful receiving information from concerned members of the pubBAAN-INWONER. lic. Langebaan Lagoon remains under immense pressure from various user groups and activities, and inputs from the public related to this, are greatly appreciated. However, I am happy to report that the boat and persons

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in question are legal net fishermen who have permission to fish in the lagoon. This is largely a traditional fishery and SANParks supports such traditional community livelihoods. These fishermen catch harders/mullet, a well-known fish on the West Coast. They have permits to use a specific net (kept afloat by the observed white floats) to catch these fish and the actions of the skipper (as observed by the reader) are merely an attempt to “round up” the fish into the net.

NSRI rescues man after kayaking accident Fishermen on a boat came across an unmanned kayak on Friday morning 30 May and raised the alarm. At 08:05 the NSRI Mykonos volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated. Their sea rescue craft Gemini Rescuer was launched and the unmanned kayak was found. On investigation it was determined that a man on a houseboat at Kraalbaai reported that his brother, Gerhard Kemp (37) of Citrusdal, had gone paddling in the early hours of the morning in a dense fog and had not returned. The fishermen on the fish-

ing boat then reported seeing a man waving and shouting for help on the rocky shore on the south side of Kraalbaai. It was Kemp and he had suffered lacerations and a suspected fractured leg. He reported that he had fallen out of the kayak while paddling and had managed to swim ashore. His brother was informed that Kemp was found safe and the NSRI took him to the Langebaan Yacht Club where Atlantic Medical Response took over treatment. Kemp was transported to hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.


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ALGEMEEN ) West Coast Photographic Society meets every second Tuesday from 18:00 at the West Coast Baptist Fellowship (4 De Klip Street, Vredenburg). Visitors welcome. For more information: call 082 776 8100 or e-mail freespirit@cybersmart.co.za. ) Keep the winter chills away these school holidays with a cool science programme at the ArcelorMittal Science Centre, Esperanza Hostel in Vredenburg. Daily from 09:00 til 13:00.30 June to 4 July for Grades 1 to 3 and 7 July to 11 July for Grades 4-7. Registration closes on 27 June. Please phone 022 719 1058. SATURDAY 7 JUNE ) Car boot market at the Catholic church premises, Suffren Street, Langebaan, from 9:00 to 13:00. Sell your unwanted goods or homemade craftwork. Contact Heidi 083 779 5127 or heidi.engel-

brecht@gmail.com to book your spot. ) H.D.B. Security presents Hopefield High School’s Outback Fun Ride. All two wheelers and Quads welcome to enjoy the 70km ride. For more information contact Ryan Steinmann on 076 900 5120. TUESDAY 10 JUNE ) Langebaan Community Police Forum Public Meeting at Thusong Centre from 19:00. The chairperson will update you on various activities that we have undertaken to move towards our vision of building a crime-free society in Langebaan. The local Station Commander will present recent crime trends. www.langebaancpf.co.za SATURDAY 14 JUNE ) Lollos se splinternuwe vertoning by Buffelsfontein op die R27 van 11:30 tot 13:00. Eetgoed kan by Buffelsfontein se restaurant bestel word. Kaartjies is R540 vir tafel van nege of R70 per kop. Besprekings en navrae by 082 877 6677 of eldre@iloveyzer.co.za of www.keentogo.com

VRYDAG 13 JUNIE EN SATERDAG 14 JUNIE ) NG Kerk Laaiplek hou basaar in die Dwarskersbos-karavaanparksaal. Vrydag om 16:00 is daar gebraaide snoek, sop en gebakte brood te koop. Saterdag is die winterbasaar vanaf 10:00. Om 09:30 is pannekoek en brêkkie buns te koop en warm drinkgoed in die teetuin. Elrona 083 284 7766. SONDAG 15 JUNIE ) Running and riding with dogs two day event at Drikus farm, near Paternoster. Variety of terrains (including the beach). Reasonably flat, with only one hill. There are no livestock roaming the farm apart from the trail horses that will be kept in an enclosure. Two routes: 2,5 km course at R50 per person and 8 km course at R80 per person. Bronwyn: 079 047 9963 or Ronel: 082 748 5596. MONDAY 16 JUNE ) Air Force Bace Langebaanweg is hosting a Youth Day Celebration. Seven-a-side rugby, soccer, cricket and a fun walk will be a part of the day. Demonstrations will include an

aircraft display, a dog show, fire fighting, drill formation and brass band display. Registration of teams via Capt. Partrick Paulse at 022 706 2164. VRYDAG 20 JUNIE ) Immer gewilde Pik en Proe aangebied deur die NG Kerk Saldanha word gehou by die Weskus Skool vanaf 18:00 tot 19:00. R50 vir boekie met 10 kaartjies van R5 elk. Navrae: Elna by 083 309 4925 SATERDAG 21 JUNIE ) Wyk 7, Jacobsbaai van die NG Kerk Saldanha bied aan ’n 30km bergfietsuitdaging. Vertrek vanaf Jacobsbaai om 08:00 en eindig weer by die Kontrei Keffie waar lekker hamburgers, worsrolle, sop en koffie beskikbaar sal wees. Bel Evonne by 022 715 3042 of 082 369 5586. FRIDAY 27 JUNE ) Paternoster Seafood Festival Dance met Dj Skip, at Paternoster Hotel from 19:00 for 19:30. R150 per person. Supper included. Tickets available at Paternoster Tourism Office or 022 752 2323.

Portrait artist exhibits at Pumpkin House Despite the cold weather on Thursday evening 29 May, the monthly exhibition at the Art Square Studio/Gallery at the Pumpkin House was once again well attended. Guest artist Eugene Wicht grew up in the Saldanha Bay area and is mainly a self taught artist. He has returned to the West Coast where he will be focusing on his art. In 2013 Eugene took part in the Sanlam Private Investment National Portrait Awards and was selected as one o the top 40 finalists out of 1 078 entries. The chosen work is currently touring the country as part of the SPI Portrait Award 2013 National Exhibition. His works have also been on exhibition at the Rococo Gallery in Cape Town, Royal Art

Eugene Wicht with his interesting work, Spor­ torama. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED Collection, World Trade centre in Dubai and Rust en Vrede Gallery in Durbanville just to mention a few. The Artwork on exhibition at the Pumpkin House displays the artist’s wide range of interesting topics and styles with special attention

Some of Eugene’s other work on display at the gallery.

to his portrait painting skills. Eugene is an extremely accomplished artist and transports the viewer into his world of symbolism and defined detail. His larger pieces are also worth mentioning like “ Sportorama”– a wonderful compi-

lation of South African Sport activities. This artwork would be ideally suited in a sports club or venue as a tourist attraction. His work can also be seen on Facebook: Eugene Wicht Art. Works will be on display until 12 June. Please call 0828538187 to view.


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Lollos en maats kom kuier by Buffelsfontein Lollos, Lettie en hul maters bring die splinternuwe Lollos-vertoning na Buffelsfontein op Saterdag 14 Junie. Lollos bied fantastiese en unieke vermaak vir kinders in Afrikaans. Saam met Lettie, Disco, Minki FOTO: VERSKAF Burger en Alta Jou- Lollos en kie bert maak die vriendelike karakter van Lalaland op ’n prettige manier. seker kinders oor die hele Buffelsfontein is 3 km voor land word sommer lekker die Yzerfontein/Darling-affiks! Lollos en Lettie kom kui- draai op die Weskuspad (R27). er slegs op aarde as kinders Tyd: 11:30 vir 13:00. Eetgoed opgewonde lag: dan werk hul- kan by Buffelsfontein-restaule vlerkies en kom kuier hulle rant bestel word. Kaartjies is by ons. Gedurende hul lewen- R540 vir ’n tafel van nege of dige vertonings en vrolike R70 per persoon. Besprekings CD’s en DVD’s word saam ge- en navrae by 082 877 6677 of dans en boonop leer die klein- eldre@iloveyzer.co.za of span natuurlik ook altyd iets www.keentogo.com

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CAR BOOT MARKET: A Car boot market will be held on Saturday 7 June at the Catholic church premises, Suffren Street, Langebaan, from 9:00 to 13:00. Sell your unwant­ ed goods or homemade craftwork. Contact Heidi on 083 779 5127.

GHAPI EN STEYN FOURIE BY CURRO: CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation SA) bied aan op 1 Augustus, Ghapi (foto) en Steyn Fourie in Curro se skoolsaal, Langebaan. R70 per persoon. Bring eie piekniekmandjie. Bel Jannie 083 321 5263 of Attie 083 427 2488. FOTO: REPUBLIKEIN.COM


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Join the NSRI as a coast watcher to assist in rescues Being involved in a successful sea rescue is one of the most fulfilling emotions you will ever experience. The best of all is, you can aid the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) station 4 at Club Mykonos while sitting on your stoep, watching the ocean. If you happen to spot an emergency flare, a yacht in trouble, a smoke signal or a wind surfer en route to Rio de Janeiro, contact the NSRI operations room, and set the rescue in motion. This could mean that a rescue boat can now do a rescue instead of a recovery and somebody gets home from the sea, who may not have, if it weren’t for your small effort. Can you see the ocean from

Thursday your house? evening at the Are you interrescue station ested? The to be trained, NSRI needs your observacoast watchers tion point will in Saldanha, be plotted at Langebaan, St the NSRI staHelena Bay, tion 4 Mykonos Laaiplek, ops room Dwarskersbos, charts. Elands Bay and The NSRI Lamberts Bay. can calculate Join the NSRI with great accoast watchers curacy the poand be the difsition of any ference. The NSRI will train A training exercise in which the NSRI simulated a casual­ observation with just two or you, supply the ty on the beach at Spreeuwalle early in the morning. three coast pylorus, plot PHOTO: NSRI watchers givyour observation point by GPS and supply in sight, the operations room ing them bearings and will enyou with the correct call num- will ask you to navigate the hance rescue time. Contact Johann on rescue boat to the casualty. bers. You only need to spend one 083 760 6852 If you have the emergency

Kliniek skuif tydelik vir opknap van fasiliteite Die gemeenskap van Langebaan kan uitsien na verbeterde gesondheidsdienste met die opgradering van die kliniek wat vroeg reeds in Mei afgeskop het. Om die opgradering te akkommodeer, het die bestaande kliniek na ’n tydelike perseel by Hoofweg 102, Langebaan, geskuif. Die pro-

jek is geskeduleer om binne die volgende vyf maande voltooi te word. Inwoners wat van die kliniek gebruik maak, word gevra om asseblief geduldig te wees met die tydelike ongerief, aangesien die opknapping uiteindelik beter fasiliteite en gesondheidsdienste tot gevolg sal hê.


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Leef voluit, kanker ten spyt TRISH GOOSEN Geniet jou werk. Sê dankie jy het werk. Moenie kla nie. Waardeer jou seniors. Geniet elke dag. Dít is Mariaan Wheeler (54) van Langebaan se lewensles aan elkeen wat nie besef hoe kortstondig die lewe is nie. Elke oomblik is vir haar ’n kosbare geskenk, bonustyd wat aan haar gegee is ná haar stryd met borskanker. En met dié tyd woeker sy! Mariaan is in 2011 met borskanker gediagnoseer en vroeer vanjaar het sy by die dood omgedraai ná ’n operasie en komplikasies weens haar siektetoestand. Wonder bo wonder het sy ten volle herstel en vandag wil sy ’n boodskap van hoop aan ander bring wat met kanker worstel. Sy glo kanker kán met geloof oorwin word!

Mariaan Wheeler. Mariaan sukkel om weer voltyds werk te kry weens haar siektetoestand, al is haar kanker tans in remissie. Sy hou haar besig met bestellings van die mooiste doopkoeke en ander spogkoe-

ke vir spesiale geleenthede. Sy skilder ook graag en doen handwerk. Verder word dié dapper vrou gereeld genooi om as motveringspreker op te tree by plaaslike geleenthede en sakeondernemings waar sy haar getuienis lewer. Sy doen ook geestelike mimiekdanse om haar dankbaarheid en lewensvreugde ná haar beterskap uit te beeld. Mariaan het onlangs verneem dat die X-strale wat van haar longe geneem is, ietwat kommerwekkend is. Verdere toetse sal gedoen word om te bepaal hoe ernstig die situasie is. Mariaan reik ’n helpende hand uit na ander kankerlyers en hulle gesinne. Sy kan gekontak word by mariaanw @vodamail.co.za of 072 638 0939 of 022 766 1011. Tyd en afstand is nie vir haar ’n probleem as sy haar medemens kan bystaan nie.

CPF MEETING: The Langebaan Community Police Forum public meeting will take place at Thusong Centre on 10 June, from 19:00. The chairperson will give an update on various activities that have been undertaken to move towards the vision of building a crime free society in Langebaan. The local Station Commander will present recent crime trends. www.lange­ baancpf.co.za. Every­ one welcome.


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Oupas en oumas koer oor kleingoed se kamma-wêreldreis TRISH GOOSEN Suid-Afrika, Engeland, Frankryk en selfs ou Oom MacDonald se plaas in Amerika. Ná al dié interessante plekke het die kleuters en babas van Seeskulpie hul oupas en oumas op ’n konsertreis geneem. Dié pragtige konsert was deel van Oupa-en-Ouma-dag, ’n gewilde jaarlikse geleentheid wat Seeskulpie hou, waar die trotse grootouers ge-

nooi word om die dag saam met hulle kleinkinders te kom geniet. Vanjaar is Oupa-en-Oumadag op Woensdag 28 Mei gehou en nié net oupas en oumas het dié opwindende vlug om die wêreld meegemaak nie. Tantes, ooms, mammas én pappas het almal vir die reis opgedaag. Seeskulpie se saal was stampvol met amper 200 mense. Ná ’n lang reis was almal honger en die oupas en oumas het die geleentheid gekry om saam met die kleinspan koek te eet.

Oupas en oumas word deur Langebaanweg se lugmagoffisie­ re na die konsertvliegtuig vergesel.

FOTO’S: SAMANTHA LIEBENBERG

Seeskulpie se kleinspan wys hoe lyk die kinders van die wê­ reld.

Oupas, oumas en kleinkinders het na afloop van die konsert aan heerlike koek gesmul.


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Phax Trio en drie van die WCYO se musikante (in die middel en voor) wat deelgeneem het aan die Moedersdagkonsert.

FOTO: LISA PEREIRA

Jeugorkes hou konsert vir Moedersdag Niemand is kosbaarder as ’n ma nie. Daarom het die Weskus Jeugorkes (WCYO) en Phax Trio ’n konsert vir alle moeders op Sondag 11 Mei by Curro in Langebaan gehou. Daar was ook bederfies vir die ma���s in die vorm van ’n gelukkige trekking. WCYO bedank al hul borge wat die geleentheid moontlik gemaak het. WCYO is ’n niewinsgewende organisasie wat hom beywer om talent-

volle jeug te onderrig in musiekopleiding. Met die nodige finansiering kan meer minderbevoorregte musici opleiding kry. Besoek www.wyco.org.za vir meer inligting oor die organisasie. Phax Trio bestaan uit Andrea Fisher-Jeffes, Liam Burden en Levi Alexander. Die groep is gestig in 2011 en is ’n kamermusiekgroep, maar kan ook bespreek word vir optredes. – Elna Strydom

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FLASH MOB SURPRISE: Learners of Curro Private School in Langebaan recently surprised shoppers with an entertaining flash dance in Weskus Mall, Vreden­ burg. A flash mob is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse, for the purpose of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. PHOTO: HELENE MEISSENHEIMER

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: A group of talented students of Curro Pri­ vate School in Lange­ baan performed the well­known and loved farcical comedy, the Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wil­ de from 7 to 9 May. Pictured here are Mar­ tin du Plessis as Alger­ non and Martin Hentze as Jack. In this comedy both pretend to be called Earnest, in order to win the hands of two young women.


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The Purpose of Ward Committees It is the time of the year when Langebaners can enjoy their village and experience the wonder of the changing of the environment into a spectacular floral display. We all have the responsibility to be positive in our approach and contribute where we can. In this regard I would like to thank all those organisations who pro-actively serve our community. The Langebaan Ward Committee has been extensively discussed in the media, including the social media, these past weeks. This also included attacks on me personally. The SBM speaker has suspended the Committee un-

til further notice. In this light I find it necessary to give an overview of the Ward Committee. •It is an advisory body and a committee of the community. •It must be impartial and perform its functions without fear, favour or prejudice. The Ward Councillor acts as chairperson with 10 members of the community elected for five years. •Six members representing geographical areas, sectors or interest groups and four nominated by registered voters in the Ward. The purpose of the Committee is to make recommendations through the Ward Councillor and it has no executive powers. It serves as a public participatory structure of the SBM to. •Assist the Councillor to identify needs of the residents.

•Disseminate information concerning municipal affairs such as the budget. •Obtain inputs from residents regarding service delivery including complaints and interact with organisations on matters of the Ward. There have been resignations from the Ward Committee that I felt have rendered it dysfunctional to act effectively. I am not at liberty to discuss the reasons stated for resignation by individual members as I feel that this would be unethical. The situation was reported to the speaker and the dispute resolution process, as described in paragraph 20 of the SBM Ward Committee Policy, is now in process. The Council approved the Budget for 2014/15 and outer years to 2016/17 on 29 May. SBM is financially sound and in a position to serve the com-

munity in the execution of its budget. I intend discussing the projects approved in the budget for Langebaan, as they were identified in the IDP process by the community, in my next article in July. My “Champions” for the month are the Langebaan Clinic Staff under the leadership of Sister Karlienke Terblanche. They managed to continue with their medical service to the community whilst establishing a temporary clinic under difficult circumstances so that the Langebaan Clinic can be renovated. The contact number for the temporary clinic is 076 755 5341. Thumbs up for Langebaan! Be positive, take responsibility and make a difference where you are. André Kruger Councillor Langebaan. Tel: 022 772 2412: Cell: 073 664 0506. Email: info@wowlangebaan.co.za

Hoop vir wykskomitee TRISH GOOSEN Langebaan se wykskomitee (wyk 6) is tydelik opgeskort, maar die speaker kyk om dit weer in te stel. Speaker Olwene Daniels het onlangs ’n amptelike e-pos aan die lede gestuur waarin sy skryf dat die raad tans aandag gee aan die kwessie om die komitee weer spoedig in te stel. Daniels het die wykskomitee opgeskort omdat dit volgens haar disfunksioneel was en daar nie ’n kworum was nie, weens bedankings die afgelope jaar. Jaco Kotze, lid van dié wykskomitee en voorsitter van die Langebaan-belastingbetalers en -inwonersvereniging (LBBIV) sê bywoning van vergaderings was volgens hom die afgelope jaar bo 75% en daar was “nog nooit nié ’n kworum nie”. Hy het ook gesê die enigste “disfunksionele” deel van die komitee is ‘die voorsitter,

raadslid André Kruger, en die speaker. Dis die Speaker se rol om poste te vul. Kotze voel gesonde demokratiese debat word onderdruk omdat Kruger glo nie onafhanklik kan optree in die lig van omstrede munisipale en raadskwessies nie. Daniels het gesê dat sy op die wykskomitee tydelik op ys gesit het, sodat die huidige “situasie” opgelos kan word. Sy het ook genoem dat alle lede van wykskomitees volgens wet daarop geregtig is om hul pligte sonder vrees en vooroordeel te verrig. Kruger het aan Weslander gesê dat hy sy professionaliteit gaan behou en nie gaan uitpraat oor die kwessie nie aangesien Daniels reeds namens die raad terugvoering gegee het. Hy voel die aantygings deur Kotze en kie, sowel as die kommentaar wat die afgelope maand op sosiale media gelewer is, is ’n persoonlike aanval op hom.


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Uitspraak oor Shark Bay ingewag TRISH GOOSEN Dit blyk die omstrede Shark Bay-stryd is uiteindelik besig om tot ’n einde te loop. Op Maandag 12 Mei en Maandag 19 Mei is die saak tussen Anton Bredell, die Wes-Kaapse minister van omgewingsake, Dormell Eiendomme, die ontwikkelaars van Shark Bay en die Langebaan-belastingbetalers- en inwonersvereniging (LBBIV) finaal in die hooggeregshof in Kaapstad aangehoor. Die partye wag nou op die hofuitspraak. Die storm rondom Shark Bay, wat al etlike jare woed, het te doen met die hersonering en onderverdeling van ’n gedeelte van die plaas 292,

Oostewal en die bou van 69 woonhuise in ’n ekologies sensitiewe gebied in die buffersone van die Weskus Nasionale Park. Teenstanders van die Shark Bay-projek was verbaas toe Bredell, strydig met ’n vorige besluit van sy departement, in 2012 aangekondig het dat hy die ontwikkeling, onderhewig aan streng voorwaardes, goedkeur. Ingesluit by die goedkeuring op appèl, was die voorwaardes dat die aantal erwe wat ontwikkel mag word, verminder word na 69 in plaas van 109. Bredell het intussen onttrek en gesê hy gaan nie sy besluit in die hof verdedig nie. Die Saldanhabaaise raad het uiteindelik in Maart 2013 die ja-woord vir die Shark Bay-ontwikkeling gegee.

Selfs die Weskus Nasionale Park, wat sedert 1990 die ontwikkeling teenstaan, het hul deuntjie verander en onsekerheid heers tans oor hul posisie ten opsigte van die ontwikkeling. Dít hou moontlik verband met Riccardo Scarpellini, eienaar van Dormell Eiendomme, wat in Desember 2013 besluit het om ’n groot deel van die omstrede eiendom aan SANParke te skenk. Die parkforum, die skakel tussen Weskus Nasionale Park en die gemeenskap, het hulle deurlopend verset teen die ontwikkeling en eis nou antwoorde van die park oor hulle posisie. LBBIV, met breë ondersteuning van binne en buite die gemeenskap, het bly vasstaan in hul stryd teen die ont-

wikkelaar. Jaco Kotze, voorsitter van die LBBIV, het Dinsdag aan Weslander gesê dat dit inderdaad hartseer is dat belastingbetalers hulle deesdae tot die howe moet wend omdat daar nie vertroue in die plaaslike regering is om sulke tipe kwessies op die korrekte en demokratiese manier te hanteer nie. “Maar ons het vertroue in ons regstelsel dat die regte besluit geneem sal word. Ons het van die begin af ons saak op ’n berekende en rasionele wyse op feite gebaseer.” Scarpellini is van mening dat die minister se besluit die regte een was. “Die feit dat die park ons skenking aanvaar het, is vir ons ’n bewys dat die ontwikkeling baie ‘groen’ is.”

Municipal budget doesn’t reflect wishes of public It is regrettable that comments by the public, including the LRRA, on the municipal budget seem to have been ignored by the council. This is especially regrettable since in the last edition of Langebaan News the councillor profusely thanked the public for their participation. At a special council budget meeting on 29 May, the council’s original draft was rubber stamped – without accommodating any of the suggestions that the council was required to obtain, and did so, from affected people, and which it did at great cost in time and trouble. It is also regrettable that this is no new occurrence. But what is a new worry is that the ward committee was denied the opportunity to advise on the draft budget before it went to the council on 28 March. The LRRA, as usual, provided detailed suggestions and requests on the capital and operating budgets. Ironically at last week’s special meeting the mayor

gave honourable mention to the public and ward committee inputs. But the only vague sign that anyone had even read the LRRA inputs came from a minority party representative who used the LRRA inputs as his own but without giving us any credit. We are grateful that he at least made the effort to read and embrace our submission. To confirm our suspicion, a ruling party representative commended this chap for his inputs and stated that they would be taken into account next year. It is also a worry that the list of the capital projects published in the Draft Budget as coming from the public were not a reflection of public wishes. The latest move by the same council worthies to muzzle the Langebaan Ward committee after previous unsuccessful attempts through the banning of meeting recordings, manipulating of minutes and rejection of agenda points, is an all-time low. The patently flawed stunt by the speaker, at the request of the Lange-

baan councillor, to suspend the ward committee, was another pathetic attempt to gag participatory democracy. The suspension of the committee for supposedly lacking a quorum is revealed as a desperate measure by the supposedly unbiased speaker because the shortage of members had to be artificially created. A petition by 50 eligible voters will force an ordinary public meeting to be called, with the councillor as chairman. Meanwhile, a notice by the National Department of Environmental Affairs was served on the municipal manager to cease discharge of effluent into the lagoon from 20 May. This followed a complaint by the LRRA last year about the discharge of “treated” effluent and storm water just north of Seabreeze Park, which resulted in a directive being issued by the department in December. The fine for such offences is up to R5 million. Yet the discharge continues.

The Uitsig street stair repair project was halted by SANParks last month because of alleged contravention of environmental law or non-compliance with, or absence of, environmental management plans. SANParks acted correctly after the municipality’s failure to abide by environmental best practice. The LRRA has agitated for this tourism infrastructure initiative for the past six years, initiated and presented the design plan. It also helped the contractors to find a suitable construction site after lack of one delayed the start of the project. We hope to see our pet project completed soon -- and that it is done according to good environmental practice. The long-awaited Shark Bay development case was heard at the Cape High Court on 12 and 19 May by Judge Saldanha. Judgment was reserved. Please renew your LRRA membership and visit our website www.langebaanratepayers.co.za. Till next time, Jaco Kotze


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Donate blood and save a life

Vier jou kurwes

efit in other ways by donating blood as it reduces the chances of ischaemic heart diseases (beginning of heart problems) as frequent donations reduce But why the accumulated should you conand unwanted sider donating iron load from blood? Blood the body. contains many Do the right thing, donate blood. By keeping life-saving comPHOTO: WHO the blood line ponents that can help to treat different illnesses and in- flowing, you will greatly contribute tojuries. For many people, blood donors wards a healthier, happier society. Do remember, anyone may require blood are their life-line. Blood donation gives a proud feeling any time, including yourself or your of touching someone’s life in such a loved ones. The event at Mykonos will be from beautiful way. It’s an experience that no words can define. You have to donate 11:00 until 15:00. For more information blood yourself to find out. You also ben- please phone 022 707 7000.

Meeste vroue met kurwes dink groot, los klere is vleiend. Nee, vriendin! Groot klere laat ’n mens groter lyk. Die belangrikste raad wat ek kan gee is om ’n balans te probeer skep wat jou meer in proporsie laat vertoon. En hoe word dít gedoen? Wel kosbare vriendin, dit kry jy reg met tops en baadjies wat kurwes skep, jou middel beklemtoon en vir jou ’n uurglasfiguur gee. Kies jou tops met plooie en dra baadjies wat net bo jou middel eindig. Vormlose los klere steek jou mooi vrouwees weg en verminder jou selfvertroue. Kies jou klere in ’n netjiese snit en dra ook die regte ondersteunende onderklere. Dit maak ’n groot verskil aan hoe slank jy in jou klere gaan vertoon. Geniet jou vrouwees met styl! Tot ’n volgende keer, Anita Senekal.

A World Blood Donor Day will be held at the Athene Conference Centre at Mykonos on Saturday 14 June.

LONGACRES MAAK HOKKIEDEBUUT: Long­ acres Privaatskool het Woensdag 28 Mei hul heel eerste hokkiewedstryde teen Curro Privaatskool in Langebaan gespeel. Hiér speel die o. 7­meisies van beide skole teen mekaar.

Longacres Privaat­ skool se o. 8­seuns­ hokkiespan speel hulle eerste hokkie­ wedstryd teen Cur­ ro se o. 8’s op Longacres se sport­ veld.

Dié voller figuur­model lyk slank in haar oranje rok omdat sy in proporsie vertoon. Haar middel word beklemtoon en die uitklok­romp en skouers is geba­ lanseerd. FOTO: FASHIONDIVAINTHECITY


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4 Spesiale Magte kry nuwe bevelvoerder TRISH GOOSEN Gaste is op ’n mistige Vrydagoggend 16 Mei met ’n boot na Donkergat geneem, waar daar op ’n indrukwekkende seremoniële wyse van kol. Henri Victor Nagel afskeid geneem is. Nagel het op 22 Mei 2009 as bevelvoerder van die

4 Spesiale Magte by kol. Manie Maritz Wahl oorgeneem en nou na vyf jaar was dit weer Nagel se beurt om die leisels aan kol. Barry Rudolf Visser oor te gee. Visser was die afgelope ses jaar tweede in beheer by die regiment voor hy nou bevordering gekry het.

Militêre hooggeplaastes skuil onder die seilbedekking op 4 Spesiale Magte se boot op dié nat Vrydagoggend on­ derweg na Donkergat.

Soldate marsjeer tot op die paradegrond by Donkergat.

Die regiment vermaak die gaste met ’n indrukwekken­ de bootdemonstrasie.

Gaste luister met aandag na die toesprake.

FOTO’S: TRISH GOOSEN

Links is kol. Barry Visser, nuwe bevel­ voerder van die 4 Spesiale Magte en regs is kol. Henri Nagel, wat die regi­ ment se bestuur amptelik oorhandig het.

Vyf mortierbom­ me is gevuur om kol. Nagel se vyf jaar as bevel­ voerder van die regiment te vier.

Remembering the fallen The yearly Memorial Service of 4 Special Forces Regiment took place on 18 May, with a total of 102 invited guests, including friends, family and military personnel. A total of 13 wreaths and 20 roses were laid as follows: The first wreath was laid by the Memorial Service of 4 Special Forc­ Honourable Mayor es was led by Chaplain Mike F.J. Schippers Nomtoto seen here on the podium. (Saldanha Municipality), Major General L. Rud- Academy), Lieutenant Coloman (on behalf of Chief SA nel G.J. Pretorius, (on behalf Army), Major General D.D. of Officer Commanding Air Mdutyana, (on behalf of Force Base Langebaanweg), Chief of Joint Operations), Commander P.R. Dladla (on Brigadier General R. behalf of Officer CommandMaphwanya (GOC SA Spec ing SAS Saldanha), Colonel Forces), Captain (SAN), A. de H.V. Nagel (on behalf of SpeWet (on behalf of Flag Officer cial Forces Operators), ColoFleet Naval Base Simon’s nel (ret) K. Stadler (on behalf Town), Colonel B.R. Visser of the Special Forces Associ(Officer Commanding 4 Spe- ation), Mr C. Greyling (on becial Forces Regiment), Lieu- half of the Special Forces Cittenant Colonel P.H. Meiring izen Force) and Mr M. Stry(on behalf of the Military dom (Heritage Group).


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Topolino 15 jaar oud Topolino Privaatskool vier vanjaar hul 15de bestaansjaar. Die skool het die 15 jaar van genade herdenk met ’n wintersportdag op 24 Mei op Hopefield. Nege skole, onder meer Laerskool Saldanha, Laerskool Vredenburg, Laerskool Lambertsbaai, Curro Langebaan, Curro Hermanus, Rû-

Reenan van den Bergh, o. 7A van Topolino Privaatskool, hardloop voluit met die bal in hul wedstryd teen Laerskool Saldanha.

ens Kollege, Melkbos Privaatskool, Longacres Privaatskool en Topolino het aan die dag deelgeneem. Leerders het kragte gemeet in skaak, hokkie, netbal en rugby en nie die wind of koue kon die skole se geesdrif demp nie. Topolino is dankbaar teenoor almal wat bygedra het om van die dag so ’n groot sukses te maak.

Die o. 12A­ netbalspan van Curro Langebaan en Melkbos­ strand Pri­ vaatskool in aksie.

Die o. 11­A rugbyspanne van Curro en Lambertsbaai Laerskool het gesorg vir lekker opwin­ ding.

WINTERSPORTDAG: Longacres Privaatskool op Lange­ baan het op 17 Mei hulle wintersportdag gehou waar hulle Laerskool Vredenburg, Curro Langebaan, Hoërskool Hope­ field, Laerskool Saldanha en Topolino op die sportveld uitge­ daag het. Hiér glimlag Longacres se o. 8­netbalspannetjie breed vir die kamera.

Longacres se o. 7­rugbyspan en Laerskool Saldanha se o. 7’s sê mekaar die stryd aan by Longacres Privaatskool se wintersportdag.


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Winter Knights back to fight the cold While the temperatures begin to plummet and the long, cold nights set in, the Winter Knights of the Round Table are gearing up to once again bring the joy of warmth to thousands of less fortunate and destitute people who are faced with surviving the cold winter months. “We are a family-orientated organisation for young men who make serving our communities a fun experience. Our annual Winter Knights campaign has over the past decade successfully seen the collection and distribution of blankets, warm clothing and hot meals to thousands in need each year. This project goes beyond provision by bringing hope and smiles that warm the hearts of every life touched by, Winter Knights – whether its on the receiving

The Round Table Winter Knights serving those in need of win­ ter warmth in their community. PHOTO: SUPPLIED or giving end of the campaign,” explains Leon Garbade, president of Round Table Southern Africa. This year the Winter Knights are planning to extend the campaign beyond the borders of Round Table by in-

viting local sports, social and community organisations to take up the challenge and join them in collecting and distributing blankets and warm clothing for shelters, old-age homes, orphanages and other deserving recipients.

“Our aim is to create a fun challenge between community organisations so that the joy of being a Winter Knight can be experienced during the months of June and July. In this way we plan to increase the reach of the campaign and to share the fun role that Round Table plays in serving the community,” concludes Garbade. A hundred-and-sixty Tables throughout South Africa are planning a variety of exciting fundraising events to collect donations of blankets, warm clothing, non-perishable food and funds. To find out how you can support your local Table’s Winter Knights of The Round Table fundraiser, please visit the website at www.RoundTableSA.co.za. You can also LIKE the Facebook page on www.facebook.com/RoundTableSA.

Boat-repair season approaches At last we are seeing the sun again. This is turning into a real misty winter. The washing does not want to dry and my wife is threatening to buy a dryer again. May was a quiet month with the exception of Allan Duffel-Camham’s exceptional white steenbras of 16,6 kg. I have seldom seen a fish in better condition than that one. In the end Allan says he filleted it and cut it up into 43 portions which were shared with all the neighbours in his street. The best way to prepare this fish according to Allan is in a kettle braai. Simply buy the basting sauce for fish, apply lightly and after 10 to 15 minutes, take off and enjoy. A couple more steenbras were taken by the hardy anglers who were prepared to sit

snoek from our out there for hours launching in Langefor a single bite. The baan rather difficult large elf never made as you never know a real appearance where they are. At and the yellowtail most other grounds have called it a day. you run to a fixed area They were definitely where they are found, the highlight of the here however, they year with in excess could literally be anyof 1 000 having been where within 20 km of caught. open sea. The best way The next two to find them is to watch months are boat-rethe gannets as they pair months, for in will be feeding on the all my years of fishsame fish as the snoek. ing the lagoon, I It is also a good idea to have hardly caught a try to find at least five fish during these boats to cooperate in two months. Snoek the search. However, should be arriving it is my experience during the next couthat fishermen seldom ple of weeks. They cooperate! have been as far Next month it will be south as St Helena difficult to report on Bay, but are still a bit Jani Beukes with her very first smooth the angling. But who sporadic and far so hound. PHOTO: SUPPLIED knows, we may have a that it has been mostly the large pro-boats arrive around the middle of strange winter and those illuthat have been catching them. June and then stay for about sive winter kob may make an I believe that they usually a month. I find fishing for appearance.


Junie 2014

Maandagoggend 2 Junie het van die atlete die gebruiklike na­Comrades­ontbyt gaan eet in Durban. Hulle is Karlwim en Mar­ garete Heese, Bossie Boshoff, Eddy Wendzich en Carien en Louis van der Walt. FOTO: VERSKAF

Langasem Langebaners blink uit Op Sondag 1 Junie het 15 atlete van Langebaan Strandlopers en tien atlete van ArcelorMittal Saldanha Atletiekklub (van wie 90% ook woonagtig in Langebaan) aan die jaarlikse Comrades Marathon deelgeneem. Desnieteenstaande ’n warm 27 °C en bedompige

dag, het al hierdie deelnemers die wedloop binne 12 uur voltooi. Johan de Goede en Quinton Anthony het albei die wedloop net onder nege uur voltooi en sodoende die gesogte Bill Rowan-medalje ontvang. Veral die vroue het hierdie jaar baie goed presteer en Charisse Hansen (9 uur 40 mi-

nute), Margarete Heese (10:19), Tania Bodenstein (10:23), Carien van der Walt (10:27), Chantel van der Nest (10:28), Dierdre le Roux (10:32), Marietha Jacobsz (10:34), Cajsa Meintjes (10:45) en Helane Smit (10:48) het almal ’n brons-medalje ontvang. Die ander atlete wat ook

brons-medaljes en Vic Clapham-medaljes ontvang het is Bossie Boshoff, Francois Simerie, Rob Meintjes, Eddy Wendzich, Johan van Zyl, Karlwim Heese, Nico van Wyk, Louis van der Walt, Sandra Bester, Joppie Fischer, Vuyolwethu Boyce, Dawid Pelser, Wilhelm Herrings en Rafeal Cyster.


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