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Walk where Mandela walked !, This holiday season suddenly came to a halt with the sad news that former president Nelson Mandela passed away on 5 December 2013. Madiba touched the hearts of so many people around the world including world leaders, celebrities, but mostly the man in the street.
With Mandela’s passing, people from around the world undoubtedly would like to pay their respects to him by visiting the sites where he made history. We are very fortunate as residents of the Western Cape to be surrounded by so many landmarks to honour Nelson Mandela. Here is a list of landmarks in the Western Cape to visit this festive season and pay tribute to him by leaving a message or memento.
Robben Island - Nelson Mandela spent 18 years as a political prisoner on Robben Island. This prison was later converted into a museum and also is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mandela House Museum - Mandela spend his final months of imprisonment before his release in 1990 at Groot Drakenstein correctional facility, previously called Victor Verster Prison, Paarl. A bronze statue of Mandela outside the prison gates symbolize his first steps to freedom.
Cape Town City Hall - On February 11, 1990, hours after his release from prison, Nelson Mandela made his first public speech from the balcony of the Cape Town City Hall, located on the Grand Parade.
Houses of Parliament - In 1994 Nelson Mandela become president after South Africa’s first democratic elections. Mandela acted as President from 1994 to 1999 presiding over Parliament and the laws that serve as the framework of this country’s democracy were passed during this time.
Nobel Square - Nobel Square pays respect to the four South African Nobel Peace prize winners, Nelson Mandela, Albert Lithuli, Desmond Tutu, and FW de Klerk. Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, along with FW de Klerk, for his work toward democracy and reconciliation.
Nelson Mandela Legacy Exhibition at Civic Centre - The “Cape Town Honours Nelson Mandela” exhibition features a series of images, quotes and video footage of iconic speeches from the life and political career of Mr Mandela. The exhibit opened 30 June 2013 and runs until July 2014.
Mandela Rhodes Place - The Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa offers visitors a timeline, which records the life of Mandela in 14 distinct sections highlighted across the walls of one of the hotel’s entrance corridors. An innovative mosaic abstract portrait of Nelson Mandela is also on display in the atrium of the hotel.
A visit to one of these monuments, statues, museums or landmarks will celebrate Nelson Mandela’s legacy! Rest in Peace Madiba!

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  1. 1. “One Stop” convenience this festive season THENEWSPAPERstories that are life changing Terra Firma Challenge Page16 READ Like us on Facebook Walk where Mandela walked ! View weekly updated articles and advertisements on Wine Maker of the Month Page 10 Braai With a Twist Page 13 Photo: Woolworths Food, Waterstone Village This holiday season suddenly came to a halt with the sad news that former president Nelson Mandela passed away on 5 December 2013. Madiba touched the hearts of so many people around the world including world leaders, celebrities, but mostly the man in the street. With Mandela’s passing, people from around the world undoubtedly would like to pay their respects to him by visit- ing the sites where he made history. We are very fortunate as residents of the Western Cape to be surrounded by so many landmarks to honour Nelson Mandela. Here is a list of landmarks in the Western Cape to visit this festive season and pay tribute to him by leaving a message or memento. Robben Island - Nelson Mandela spent 18 years as a political prisoner on Robben Island. This prison was later converted into a museum and also is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue Reading on Page 3... Photo left to right : Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu, F. W. de Klerk & Nelson Mandela (Nobel Square, V&A Waterfront) THE NEWS PAPER ONLINE ! Scan our Website The largest Woolworths food market in South Africa opened at Waterstone Village, Somerset West and offer shoppers in the Helderberg a “one stop” convenience throughout the festive season. No more slaving away to prepare your favourite Christmas or New Year’s dinner, Woolies has the answer! Woolworths offer customers their own comprehensive range of products, include exciting innovative ideas and more product categories, as well as favourite South African brands. One of the first things you notice is the much bigger fresh produce area, sur- rounded by an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. Other interactive areas include a “coffee bar’ in the coffee aisle, where customers can taste some estate and regional coffees, with the option of having beans ground to their specifica- tion. There is also a ‘freshly squeezed’ station in the produce market for freshly squeezed-on-the-spot juices and smoothies as well as an olive oil & balsamic vinegar tasting station for sampling local and imported oils and vinegars. At the butchery highly skilled butchers will debone, roll, stuff, marinate, spice, slice, cube, vacuum pack your favourite meat and at the fishmonger experts will cut, skin and fillet your choice of fish. The cheese counter is filled with an extensive range of local and imported award winning cheeses. An in-store bakery offering artisanal breads and pastries is another exciting feature of this store. The WCafé will serve a wide choice of light meals and snacks prepared using fresh, seasonal produce. Continue Reading on Page 3... Joubert & Marian Esterhuizen | Tel: 021 852 5262 | Cell: 083 659 4684 | Email: | Website: Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 Saturdays 09:00 - 14:00 Public Holidays: Closed Habitat Centre @ Somerset Mall, Cnr of N2 and R44, Somerset West 021 855 2900December 2013
  2. 2. THE NEWS PAPERPAGE 2 OUR INFORMATION Head Office Suite 2 Bizweni Community Centre Bizweni Avenue Somerset West 7140 Tel: 021 855 2900 Email: Web: Advertising Tel:021 855 2900 Email: Press Council THE NEWS PAPER subscribes to the South African Press code that prescribes news that is truthful accurate fair and well balanced Should you find THE NEWS PAPER not living up to the Press Code of Conduct you may contact the Press Ombudsman at: Tel: 011 - 484 - 3612/8 Fax: 011 - 484 -3619 For many years have I been visiting the retired elderly, yet, the most striking truth regarding some of these retirees are their present state of loneliness, being “Dumped and Forgotten.” During one of my intercessions with an elder woman she consented that I may report her heartbreaking story, and I quote as reported to me in Afrikaans: “Ek is nou al 88 jaar oud. Soos dit ‘n goeie moeder betaam het ek my drie kinders byeen geroep voor my intrek hier in die ouetehuis en aan elkeen hul erfporsie gegee. Ek was onbewus van wat die toekoms vir my sou inhou. Vandag kyk ek terug oor die jare en met ongekende hartseer moet ek sê dat nog nie een van my kinders sedert die dag van my intrek 22 jaar gelede, hul opwagting hier gemaak het nie. Inteendeel ek weet nie eers of hulle almal nog lewe nie, wat nog te praat van hoe my kleinkinders vandag lyk. Ek besit net die paar kinderfotos saam met hul ouers. Die jare het sy tol ge-eis, my pensioen het gekwyn, en vandag is ek finansieël verarm. My menswaardigheid is hierdeur in ‘n groot mate aangetas. Ek kan nie eers ‘doeke’ soos die baba doeke wat moeders aankoop vir hul babas,vir myself aankoop nie. Kan jy jouself indink hoe vernederend dit is om ‘n nommer een of ’n nommer twee te moet inhou en dan agter te kom jou liggaam is nie meer daartoe instaat om vinnig genoeg te kan beweeg om jou by die toilet te kry voordat dit te laat is nie. Nee wat, my kinders weet niks. Hulle is nie hier om my omstandighede waar te neem nie. As moeder kan ek dit eenvoudig nie verwerk dat ek met soveel liefde hierdie drie kinders deur die lewe gedra het, hulle op tersiêre vlak finansiele onder- steuning gebied het, om uiteindelik myself te vind, verstote en vergete. Soms wonder ek, indien ek hul erfporsies teruggehou het tot my dood, sou hulle my dan gereeld kom besoek het?” Age has the tendency of bringing out the beautiful character of the elderly, but even more the character of a failing generation when it comes to their responsibility toward attending to the emotional need of a father or a mother “Dumped & Forgot- ten” in their own environment. Are you such a dumper? Write to us, and let us know who are those “Dumped & Forgotten”. Who are those who have not seen their children for many months or even many years. We would gladly like to make contact with these children and remind them of their God Given responsibility toward their loving parents. DUMPED & FORGOTTEN LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Traffic Report Morning 06h45 - 07h15 - 07h45 Afternoon 16h30 - 17h15 - 17h45 Mon- Friday News Report Morning 07h00 - 08h00 - 09h00 11h00 Afternoon 13h00 - 16h00 - 17h00 Interviews & Discussion Morning 07h30 - 08h15 - 11h30 Afternoon 14h30 - 15h30 - 16h45 Evening 19h30 - 21h30 Program Schedule 10 o’Clock Morning Show - Community in Action - Page By Page - Passport to the World - Kom Kuier Saam - Helderberg Medical Fourm M T W T F Financial Report Daily - 17h30 Sport Wrap Daily - 17h30 Listen via stream on Contact Details Telephone 021 852 7483 Fax 021 852 7482 Telephone 021 852 7483 Address Somerset West Business Park,Cnr N2 & Hazelden Street
  3. 3. Share your stories and write to us at SPECIAL! Payfor6 andget1FREE WorthR300 non-surgical aesthetic studio THE NEWSTHE NEWS PAPER PAGE 3 Walk where Mandela walked ! Continued from page 1 Photo: Vergelegen Mediclinic Mediclinic Vergelegen reopens after flood After the flood of 15 November, Mediclinic Vergelegen, Somerset West reopened its doors to the public on Wednesday, 27 November 2013. The majority of doctors’ consulting rooms, four theatres as well as 90 ward and 10 ICU/High Care beds functioning as a multidisciplinary hospital. The Emergency Centre also reopened, but trauma cases will be referred to the nearest available facility, as radiology services are not available at this point in time. The pathology services based at the hospital will be operational. Special- ist doctors who practice at the hospital will consult from their rooms and admit patients to the hospital. The estimated date for the completion of final interim clean-up operations is 31 January, 2014. For any further information contact (021) 850 9000. Mandela House Museum - Mandela spend his final months of imprisonment before his release in 1990 at Groot Drakenstein correctional facility, previ- ously called Victor Verster Prison, Paarl. A bronze statue of Mandela outside the prison gates symbolize his first steps to freedom. Cape Town City Hall - On February 11, 1990, hours after his release from prison, Nelson Mandela made his first public speech from the balcony of the Cape Town City Hall, located on the Grand Parade. Houses of Parliament - In 1994 Nelson Mandela become president after South Africa’s first democratic elections. Mandela acted as President from 1994 to 1999 presiding over Parliament and the laws that serve as the framework of this country’s democracy were passed during this time. Nobel Square - Nobel Square pays respect to the four South African Nobel Peace prize winners, Nelson Mandela, Albert Lithuli, Desmond Tutu, and FW de Klerk. Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, along with FW de Klerk, for his work toward democracy and reconciliation. Nelson Mandela Legacy Exhibi- tion at Civic Centre - The “Cape Town Honours Nelson Mandela” exhibition features a series of images, quotes and video footage of iconic speeches from the life and political career of Mr Mandela. The exhibit opened 30 June 2013 and runs until July 2014. Mandela Rhodes Place - The Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa offers visitors a timeline, which records the life of Mandela in 14 distinct sections highlighted across the walls of one of the hotel’s entrance corridors. An inno- vative mosaic abstract portrait of Nelson Mandela is also on display in the atrium of the hotel. A visit to one of these monuments, statues, museums or landmarks will cel- ebrate Nelson Mandela’s legacy! Rest in Peace Madiba! The Vital Foundation, in association with Run/Walk for Life Western Province Athletics Club, successfully hosted the fourth annual Vital Run in aid of the PATCH Helderberg Centre for Abused Children on Saturday, 7 December 2013. The event, which drew an estimated 3 800 enthusiastic finishers, once again took place at the Lourensford Wine Estate. It was thanks to all this year’s entrants that a cheque for R25 000 was handed over to PATCH. It was through the relationship with PATCH, that Vital Health Foods was made acutely aware of the horrific statistics associated with woman and child abuse. In order to make a tangible difference, Vital Health Foods launched the R1 makes a difference campaign. This is the pledge that for every Vital supplement purchased, Vital Health Foods will donate R1 to the Vital Foundation – which has been created to support organisations specialising in abuse. It is with events like this that the Vital Foundation will lead the fight against woman and child abuse in South Africa. A CAUSE WORTH RUNNING Photo: Vital Run, Lourensford Wine Estate “One Stop” convenience this festive season - Continued from page 1 The new sushi bar is a must for sushi lovers and include take-aways and a choice of options on the WCafé menu. Customers can be spoiled with the choice of take- away food, hot food, as well ready-to-go freshly made sandwiches, wraps and snacks. The store has 19 tills, including 5 express tills with managers and staff on duty throughout the store. At the self-serviced “Financial Services kiosk” customers can check details on their Store Card or Woolworths Credit Card accounts. The Woolworth Store and WCafé are open from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm seven days a week, including public holidays.
  4. 4. It’s no longer necessary to go under the knife, or have liposuction in the 21st century. According to Karen, from Legends Studio in Somerset West, they have the latest, new generation non-surgical Lipo machines. These new machines no longer shrink your fats cells like the older machines do; they actually burst the fat cell. This process is known as Cavitation. After the fat cell has burst, the body will natu- rally expel the fat cell. It will pass through the lymphatic system, filter through the liver and pass through the bowels. The uniqueness of this treatment is that it is area specific and only destroys fat cells in the targeted area. The benefits of this treatment is that it’s pain free and safe and received American FDA approval in February 2010. Lose fat the easy way CNR LOURENSFORD & MAIN ROAD SOMERSET WEST TEL (021) 852 6442 FAX (021) 851 0605 CELL 083 236 5822 LGNORTON@TISCALI.CO.ZA MON - SAT 12:00 - Till Late UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP ! Everyone dreams of leading a healthy lifestyle, but statistics show otherwise. In today’s world, staying fit has become a big concern. We have so much comfort and luxury around us, but have no time! Many common health problems are the result of an inactive lifestyle and can be prevented by improving your physical fitness. Staying in shape means to have an active participation in various activi- ties and being involved in some kind of physical exercises on a regular basis. You should be both mentally and phys- ically sound to call yourself fit. Regular activity will help you to achieve both. Fitness can have many benefits such as living a long and healthy life, it can limit illness, increase energy and stamina levels, maintain a healthy body weight, reduce lower back pain, strengthening bones and muscles, improve your sleeping pattern and help you to enjoy life itself. You can set a goal for 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per day, but don’t try to meet it at the start. Begin by walking 15 minutes a day, two HEALTH & WELLNESS Why Fitness is important for your physical health or three days a week and gradually adding more time and intensity until you achieve your goal per day. A gradual start will help you to reduce the risk of injury and keep you from getting dis- couraged. It is a good idea to see your doctor first before starting a physical activity program if you have the following diffi- culties: over the age of 40, chest pains, severe dizziness, breathless or at risk of heart disease or have other heart related problems. By starting to get your body in shape you have made the first step in the right direction, but the key to staying fit is not limited to physical fitness. Mental strength and a positive outlook also play a key role in the process. Photo left to right: Karen and Karlien THE NEWS PAPERPAGE 4 After a period of three generations the property of Henricus van den Oever changed hands. Pierre and Karin Vosloo, connoisseurs in the Restaurant Trade purchased the estate from the van den Oevers, and on 1 December 2013 they became the new owners of Henri’s Restaurant and Pub in Somerset West. It was an emotional and tiring time for the van den Oevers and the new owners. The sellers were saying goodbye to a lifelong history of ownership, and Pierre and Karin were separating paths with their lifelong partner at Hillside Tavern, Pretoria after 24 years to become the new owners of Henri’s. Pierre grew up in Stellenbosch and decided to return home and share his exper- tise in the Restaurant Trade with the Helderberg community. While in Pretoria his Restaurant won “Steak House of the Year” awards in 1992 and 1993. The Henri’s menu offers “Something Different”, just another way of creating variety with a different combination of dishes. Two of the most recommended and well-presented starters are the Crispy Patago- nian Calamari, deep-fried in a spicy paprika crust served with rocket, lemon aioli and spicy tomato salsa, and the Beef Carpaccio, topped with a caper dressing, with red onions, rocket and Parmesan. This does not exclude the bestselling starters, the Asia Trio, and the Avocado Salad. The secret of Pierre, is preparing “award winning steaks” with his well developed in-house basting sauce. The 300 gram Fillet is a must for meat lovers and can be RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH “ HENRI’S “ compared with the best in world class restaurants. The menu concludes with man’s worst enemy, but the challenge to indulge in mouthwatering deserts cannot be overlooked. You can simply not leave Henri’s without indulging in either a cream Brulee or the Baked Chocolate Fondant in Chantilly cream. Not to mention the choc-mint cookie dessert drink with chocolate, peppermint liqueur, amarula, ice-cream and chocolate. The News Paper shares Pierre’s compassion for food. He is an excellent Front of House host; his friendliness leaves you with a sense of homeliness away from home! The News Paper can honestly report on the high quality, well presented dishes, well paired with its selection of fine wines. Pierre has great expectations for Henri’s. The trading hours will be extended from Mondays to Saturdays. Lunch will be served from 12h00 to 14h30, and dinner from 18h00 to close. After lunch and before dinner the restaurant will be open for drinks. The Restaurant will also be offering a Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Dinner, but will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Henri’s Restaurant and Pub, you have made it! You have undoubtedly succeeded in being nominated The News Paper’s Restaurant of the Month, congratulations! Book now for an unforgettable eating experience!
  5. 5. THE NEWS PAPER PAGE 5GENERAL Strand - 021 840 1580 11 Dynagel Str The Interchange Weatherguard Standard Colours 20L BEST BUY! Bergermaster Nukote 5L - R 99 20L - R 299 Trade 100 Low Sheen Pastel Colours 5L - R 329 20L - R 979 Free 500g crackfiller with 20L! Prices Valid 1 October - 18 December 2013 Terms & Conditions Apply While Stocks last! Soudal Paintable Sealant - R 10.75 Congratulations Dulux! tainP s a’ South Afric urite avo F andrB Voted Acrylic PVA White 5L - R 239 20L - R 829 Plaster Primer 20L - R 589 Roofguard All Colours 20L - R 899 Luxurious Silk White 5L - R 349 Hamiltons Classic Tray set & Brush R 39 Somerset West - 021 851 6736 Coner of Library & Oak Str works on all mobile & tablet devices READ NEWS ONLINE ! Want to Advertise? send us an email at As a South African you have visa-free access to 94 countries in the world visa- free. In today’s world, visa restrictions play an important role in controlling the movement of foreign nationals across borders. Almost all countries now require visas from certain non- nationals who wish to enter or leave their country. It is important to find out before travel- ling whether you need a visa to enter the country of your choice or country of transit. A visa does not guarantee entry into a country, but it indicates that your pass- port and visa application have been checked by a consular officer at an embassy or consulate of the country you wish to enter. That officer has to decide if you qualify to enter the country for a specific purpose. A visa allows you to travel to a country as far as the port of entry (airport, For many years city elders of various churches within the Helderberg-basin have met with the intention of building out the Corporate Life within this community. Sunday, 17 November saw the last of the 2013 Helderberg-basin Corporate Church meetings held at the NG Kerk Moeder Gemeente, Somerset West. The main theme at the meeting was based on two important aspects of Christ’s phi- losophy. Are you “Simon” who as an “in the box thinker” in Luke 4:5b said “Master, we have toiled all night, and have taken nothing” or are you Simon Peter who after Christ’s Resurrection, having become that “out of the box thinker”, as recorded in John 21:6, followed the Divine Instruction of the Resurrected Christ and “cast the net on the right side of the ship”. The distinct difference revealed in these passages is based on the pre-Christ crucifixion teachings and the Resurrected Christ teaching. It is the placing of the philosophy of an “in the box thinker” before the Divine Philosophy provided to an “out of the box thinker”. It is the time of being bound by the deeply structured Torah- teachings against the liberated-teachings of the Resurrected Christ. Once stuck inside the box you think, and act as an “in the box thinker”. Christ revealed a great truth to these disciples of him through the use of the phrase “right side of the ship”. The phrase “right side of the ship” reveals that those “out of the box thinkers” in the ship are placed in the position of Divine Strength through the presence of the Inliving Christ active from within them. It is Christ, as recorded in John 17:21, knowing what was about to follow who on the eve of His Crucifixion called upon His Father and requested that “they [being the out of the box thinker] all may be One [Body]; as Thou Father, art in Me [Christ], Continue Reading on Page 6... CORPORATE STRONGHOLD IN THE HELDERBERG BASIN Photo: Leadership Lunch seaport or land border). In most coun- tries the immigration officer has the authority to permit you to enter for a specific purpose and they usually decide how long you can stay for any particular visit. According to The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index 2013 the best passports were held by three north- ern European countries being Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. These passport holders can visit 173 countries without applying for a Visa which is more than any other country’s citizens can. WHERE CAN YOU TRAVEL WITH YOUR SOUTH AFRICAN PASSPORT
  6. 6. THE NEWS PAPERPAGE 6 The centre helps children with all types of disabilities. Everything needs to be done for severely disabled children, whereas moderately disabled children are prepared for mainstream school. The Centre was founded because of the lack of disability centres for children in the area, especially children from disadvantaged communities. Seen with all children, the earlier intervention, the greater success. Based on the physical and mental disabilities of the children, they constantly need individualised treatment and care. Educational plans also need to be reassessed each term. Previously these children had no means of getting to the centre. An added advan- tage of the centre is their beautiful new bus, called Daisy which collects the precious children from their homes in the morning and return them safely in the afternoon. Their own transport helped ensure good attendance and continuity care which is part of their service. Education outside the classroom EDUCATION Every year in November Somerset College gives the Grade 9 students the opportunity to learn more about life outside the classroom - away from home. “The Trek” is a 27-day journey of self-discovery, covering 360km on foot, in canoes and on bicycles. It is a remarkable journey that starts on foot from the school in Somerset West and ends on the beach in the De Hoop Nature Reserve. The school’s flagship Outdoor Educ- tion Programme called, “The Trek” is now celebrating its tenth year. The Programme allows students to explore their natural surroundings with conveni- ent access to the nearby countryside, mountain trails, sea and camping facili- ties. This is the only school adventure programme of this magnitude in South Africa offering outstanding educational exercise that teaches students to learn about life outside their comfort zone, a deeper understanding of themselves, how to work closely in teams, to appreci- ate the environment and learn important skills to cope in challenging situations. Students are given the opportunity to lead, make decisions affecting the group, prepare meals, write letters to family and friends and learn camping skills, orienteering and general survival. A Centre of love, hope and laughter During their time the students are involved in community service in a nearby town. This not only provides a change in their daily routine, but a won- derful opportunity for them to make a difference in the lives of others. The nature of the Trek ensures that every student is tested physically, men- tally and emotionally, but reaches their destination safely, with a new strength of spirit and memories of a life experi- ence that will stay with them forever. “This programme could not be under- taken without the commitment, hard work (and courage) of our parents, staff and students and a dedicated Outdoor Education Department and a Board committed to the values inherent in a programme that seeks to enhance and deepen the educational experi- ence of students at Somerset College,” comments Meg Fargher, the Head of Somerset College Senior School. Photo: Somerset College Students A visit to The Bizweni Centre for Disabled Children in Somerset West reflects the characteristics of love, laughter and hope. They focus mostly on the early education and development (ECD) of children with physical and mental disabilities. Photo: Childern playing outside, Bizweni Centre for Disabled Children and I [Christ] in Thee [the Father], that they [being the out of the box thinker] also may be One [Body] in Us [Elohim the Father and Jesus Christ the Son]”. The News Paper is glad to publish on its website under the category “Corporate Life” the various view- points of Elders having been active over the past years within this Leadership. We thank the following Leaders, Johann van Niekerk of the NG Kerk Moeder Gemeente Somerset West, Tim Hawkridge of Somerset West United Church, Dr Eben Le Roux of Ashpah Ministries Strand, Kobus Swart of Bizweni Community Church Somerset West, Rev. Gavin Millard of Christ Church Somerset West, and Paul Hartwig of Strand Baptist Church each for their contribution over the years in Leadership. The Leadership has confirmed that their 2014 program will be made available in January. They also wish to extend an open invitation to all Leaders to join them in building out the Corporate Image of Christ. The Leadership has rescheduled their weekly meetings now to be held on a Tuesday morning from 08h30 to 10h00 at Bizweni Community Centre. Furthermore, as an extension to these weekly gatherings luncheon meetings will be held once a month. Quarterly meetings with the various Leaders and their congregations are to be held at venues yet to be announced. All enquiries can be directed to Stienie van Vuuren on 083 391 4907. Bizweni Community Centre Bizweni Avenue Somerset West Tel: (021) 852 6601 Cell: 079 385 1043 Email: Corporate Stronghold In The Helderberg Basin Continued from Page 5
  7. 7. PROPERTYMARKET 021 855 2900December 2013 155 Main Road Somerset West Tel: 021 851 1791 Fax: 021 852 3840 ‘Your property professionals in the basin’ SOMERSET WEST – R2 200 000 Bedrooms: 3 - Bathrooms: 2 - Garages: 2 A UNIQUE GEM IN RIVERSIDE PARK YOLANDE KUSSENDRAGER 082 704 4505 WA12373 This spacious one of a kind home is superbly positioned in the complex, sur- rounded by the most magnificent picture perfect garden with direct access to Radloff Park and river frontage. Great security system and walking dis- tance to Primary school. SOMERSET WEST – R1 595 000 Bedrooms: 3 – Bathrooms : 2 – Garages : 2 PRIVACY, SPACE & SECURITY JODI ZAACKS 082 456 8699 WA7429 Sought after estate in Briza with 15 units. This spacious (190m2) corner duplex townhouse with good flow to patio and low maintenance free gar- den with water feature. Own title, low levies, the perfect lock up and go. SOMERSET WEST – R1 450 000 Bedrooms: 3 - Bathrooms: 2 - Garages: 2 PEACEFUL, SECURE SAFE COUNTRY LIVING SHANINE GIBBONS 074 162 1698 WA12361 This gorgeous 3 bedroom family home in Somerset Country Estate offers an open plan living area with open plan kitchen. Outside covered patio with braai and immaculate mountain views. Pet friendly. SOMERSET WEST – R1 750 000 Bedrooms : 3 – Bathrooms : 2 – Garages : 2 VALUE + SEAVIEWS TESSA DE BRUIN 083 629 3352 WA10823 Enjoy the privacy of the outdoor patio...sunshine kitchen with scullery, open plan, three good size bedrooms, small outside work/studio with bathroom. Ideal work from home Pool. Situated in quiet cul de sac. Serious seller! SOMERSET WEST – R1 750 000 Bedrooms: 3 - Bathrooms: 2 - Study - Garage: 1 NESTLED IN QUIET CUL DE SAC… CHERYL CLAYDON 082 379 2185 WA12357 Cute family home with french doors leading from the cosy lounge to covered patio and private garden. Separate dining room, spacious kitchen leading to the two study/hobby rooms (possible flatlet) and single garage. Large pool in secure area. SOMERSET WEST – R4 395 000 BEAUTIFUL VILLA IN SPANISH FARM JANET BUCKLE082 470 5616 WA11005 Elegant living rooms. Gourmet kitchen, separate scullery. Master suite with view verandah, dressing room, full classic bathroom + private sitting room with bal- cony. 2 large double en-suite bedrooms downstairs. Extensive covered enclosed terraces, sparkling pool lovely mediterranean gardens – simply beautiful. Bedrooms: 3 - Bathrooms: 3 - Garages: 2 208 Main Road, Somerset West 021 852 3480 0860 10 10 88 Stonebridge nestles in the foothills of the Simonsberg in the heart of the Cape Winelands. A working farm with equestrian facilities and guest cottages. Stonebridge a tranquil little piece of paradise with a river running through it. Make this your home. For the income and expenditure please contact Lynne at MPB on 083 272 0528. OWN A BOUTIQUE FARM IN THIS AREA R 16.5 M web ref: 101433646 34 2 4
  8. 8. PROPERTY MARKET THE NEWS PAPERPAGE 8 From R 1,250,000 For More information Contact - Noel Day on 083 457 4797
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  10. 10. LIFESTYLE Wine Maker of the Month Hannes Nel is not just a Winemaker, but a scientific winemaker who does not believe that wine is made in the wine cellar, but rather, that wine is made in the vineyard. Who would have thought his philosophy could be true? The News Paper spent time with a man of great creativity and talent and can only report on the success recorded over an eleven year period of dedicated devo- tion. His love for making wine in the vineyard is the secret of fulfilling the process towards the ultimate quality of the various cultivates in the cellar to produce supe- rior balanced and harmonious wines. He is a qualified wine-microbiologist who got his Master’s Degree in wine making. His philosophy in wine making is based in his approach to make wine with minimal intervention. Graduated at Stellenbosch he found himself in the unfortunate position of being over qualified for the wine industry, therefore sought another form of employment until through a third party he became aware of an employment offering at Lourens- ford. His application was successful and in November 2002 he took office as an Enologist at Lourensford Wine Estate and has hence been promoted to Cellarmas- ter, overlooking the entire wine making process at the prestigious Estate. At the time of his employment Lourensford Wine Estate had not produced any wines, yet the first vines was still in its second year, and the first wine season was only three months away. Many talents of this superior winemaker have not been disclosed. In time to come The News Paper will report on Hannes’ hidden talent in wine and the reason why he believes in the combination of certain cultivates with others in producing the more superior taste in wine. Not being shaped in the traditional stables of wine making, but having been exposed to the scientific approach to the beauty of the created fruit in the vine has brought forth the son of wine making. Congratulations Hannes, we believe you can reach higher goals, and bring great pleasure to the lovers of superior wines. THE NEWS PAPERPAGE 10 Photo : Hannes Nel,The News Paper’s Wine Maker of the Month. Lourensford Road, Somerset West Tel: 021-847 2200 or 021-847 2333 New Food Trend - Mobile diningMobile dining - restaurants on wheels or food trucks, is a trend that started in America a few years ago and is visible in the Western Cape at specific locations, lifestyle venues, exhibitions or private functions. The old caravan used for Decem- ber holidays are now converted into a colourful mobile food truck with a professional chef behind the counter, serving gourmet food to their customers. Cape Town residents are particularly blessed as the total food trucks increased since Luca Castiglione, chef-owner of Italian restaurant Limoncello, launched the first food truck under the umbrella, “The Cape Town Food Trucks.” Since then a number of food trucks have appeared on the scene, giving the customers a wide variety of choices from gourmet burgers, Asian street food to spaghetti vera. Our favourite food trucks include: Die Wors Rol - The Gourmet Wors-Rol is specially designed by Chef, Bertus Basson. According to him there is nothing “as lekker” as a great hotdog! He serves the 22 centimeter sausage made with Sweetwell Farm meat, special sauces and thrice-fried chips. Follow @DieWorsRol on twitter. Lotus Food Truck - The menu is contemporary Asian street food inspired by co- owner Kyle Miller’s trip through South East Asia. Enjoy Asian braised beef short rib, spicy green mango salads with prawns, Vietnamese bahn mi rolls with pork belly and pickled cabbage, or chicken satays with peanut dipping sauce. They also serve a range of homemade iced teas and Vietnamese coffees. Contact @LOTUSfood- truck on Twitter or Facebook. The Grubbery – This New York style food truck is proudly owned by Scott and Nick Walker. They sell gourmet diner-style treats like pulled pork sandwiches, chilli popppers, corndogs, cheeseburgers, and Oreo and Nutella milkshakes. Find them on twitter @grubberytruck for their latest location. Tebbs Kitchen – Tebbs Kitchen can be spotted in his turquoise and orange food truck at various locations. Treats on his menu include chicken wrap, lamb wrap and pepper encrusted steak wrap, couscous salad, and the infamous C4 burger (crunchy chicken chilli cheese burger). Contact Seth on twitter @Tebbs_Kitchen. Be on the lookout for these Food Trucks! Photo : Lotus Food Truck
  11. 11. EVENTS View weekly updated articles and advertisements on THE NEWS PAPER PAGE 11 The Galileo Open Air Cinema entertain visitors with a memorable movie experi- ence under a ceiling of stars and brings old time favourite films in its unique open air settings at the V & A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden and Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville. Visitors will be allowed to bring their own picnic baskets. Chairs and blankets will be on hire. December Program HILLCREST: Out of Africa – 17 December KIRSTENBOSCH: Harry Potter 3 – The prisoner of Azkhaban – 18 December WATERFRONT: Dodgeball – 19 December HILLCREST: Love Actually – 23 December KIRSTENBOSCH: How the Grinch Stole Christmas – 25 December WATERFRONT: Home alone – 26 December HILLCREST: ICE AGE – 30 December The Croquet Lawn, the location of the open air cinema at the V & A Waterfront is situated above the Ulundi Parking Garage (accessible from Dock Road), right next to the Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa and across the road from Ferryman’s. Contact 086 122 5598 for tickets or visit La Romant caGrill, Pizzeria & Sushi Bar OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS LUNCH - A la Carte Menu NEW HOLIDAY SPECIALS & WOODBURNT OVEN PIZZA’S Tel : (021) 852 6813 | Triangle House, SOMERSET MALL The 2013/2014 season of Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens presents one of the best line-ups ever! This year’s concert runs through to 6 April. Enjoying a lazy summer Sunday afternoon listening to local and international music which has become a tradition at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. The concerts are strong favourites with locals and tourists alike. It’s an opportunity to visit a botanical garden that highlights the Western Capes’ rich floral heritage and at the same time enjoy world-class entertainment in a spectacularly beautiful environment. December Program 22 December Mango Groove 29 December Oliver Mtukudzi (ZIM) 31 December NYE: Goldfish, Yoav, Tailor The 2013/2014 season also include the Parlotones, Prime Circle, Freshlyground, Lira, Civil Twilight, Mia Casa and many more, with Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi being new to the schedule. The Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts take place at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Newlands. Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2013 The Galileo Open Air Cinema Photo: Galileo Open Air Cinema, V&A Waterfront Photo: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Concert Get into the spirit of the Christmas season with Carol singing and a Christmas pageant at the lovely Vergelegen Estate on Wednesday 18 December. The carol singing will be led by well-known Gordon’s Bay musical director André Strijdom, with musicians and singers set to make the evening sparkle while the children of the Som- erset West Stagecoach Theatre Arts School present the timeless story of Christmas on the stage under the stars. The gates at Vergelegen open at 17h00 and the Carol singing starts at 19h30. Tickets are R40 for adults and R20 for children, available from Helderberg Hospice at 21 Old Stel- lenbosch Rd, Somerset West, the 2nd Debut shop in Drama St, Somerset West and the Hospice shop in Fagan St, Strand. Disabled parking is available by prior arrangement with Helderberg Hospice. Call Patricia on 082 731 5736 for more information .All proceeds of the evening go to Helderberg Hospice, celebrating 27 years of special care to the community. Carols by Candlelight - Vergelegen ! Photo: Carrols by Candlelight 2012
  12. 12. WESTERN CAPE As World Design Capital for 2014 (WDC2014), Cape Town will be the first African city to host the event. The Mother City will be a focal point for the international design commu- nity in 2014, with design-related projects and signature events hosted in the Western Cape throughout the year. World Design Capital is voted biennially by the International Council of Societies of Indus- trial Design (ICSID) to cities that are dedicated to using design for social, cultural and economic development. It gives Cape Town the opportunity to display its achievements and goals in the 2014 programme of design-led events and activities. Cape Town Word Design Capital 2014 Programme launched The WDC 2014 Programme was launched on November 2013 by Mayor Patricia de Lille and Cape Town Design CEO Alayne Reesberg. It has been a 10-month long period of two calls for public submissions and difficult curating of 1253 projects across the City, province and beyond. The WDC 2014 will provide an oppor- tunity to showcase about 450 projects that have been officially recognized, which will form part of the Programme next year. World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 (WDC 2014) imple- menting company, Cape Town Design NPC, will allocate R1-million towards the projects and initiatives that will form part of the programme. The R1-million allocation will be used to fund successful projects and initiatives from the first and second call for public submissions. In addition to public submission projects, the overall calendar and programme features the remaining five WDC Signature Events, City of Cape Town Ward projects and existing events in Cape Town that will be leveraged for WDC 2014. Projects were submitted across the four WDC 2014 themes: African innovation, bridging the divide, today for tomorrow, beautiful spaces and beautiful things. “The central thesis of the City of Cape Town’s approach to the World Design Capital 2014 is to use excellence in design, to design the change we want to see in our city, using the very building blocks of which our city is comprised. All of these projects are united by their use of design and design-led thinking to help us drive the social and economic change we want and need,” said De Lille. Past cities to hold the designation include Torino (Italy) in 2008, Seoul (South Korea) in 2010 and Helsinki (Finland) in 2102. The launch of WDC 2014 takes place on 31 December with the New Year’s Eve of Design signature event. The countdown to 2014 will announce the biggest Year’s Eve party Cape Town has hosted. Focus on Cape Town Design Capital 2014 THE NEWS PAPERPAGE 12 Pryse insluitend montering en balansering RCS 24-36 MAANDE OM TE BETAAL Photo : Cape Town Design Capital 2014 Netbal Hoërskool Strand 2013 Hoërskool Strand het soos volg die afgelope 2013 Netbal Seisoen opgesom. Die netbal seisoen het vroeg in Maart reeds met proewe afgeskop. Na twee weke is die 19 netbal spanne aangewys. Bennie Saayman het tydens ‘n netbalkliniek die afrigters verder tou wys gemaak om sodoende te verseker dat die gehalte van die netbalafrigting onverbeterlik bly. Van die afrigters het ook hul skeidsregters-gradering voltooi. Die o.18A-span het gedurende die Maart-vakansie aan ‘n geslaagde toernooi in die Swartland deelgeneem. Vanaf middel April tot einde Mei het verskeie spelers aan die Boland- en WP-proewe deelgeneem. Caleigh Stuart is in die o.13 WP-span en Savannah Käsner in die o.16 Boland spanne onderskeidelik opgeneem. Beide bogenoemde spelers is onderskeidelik in die o.13- en o.16 Wes-Kaap spanne opgeneem en het aan ‘n Nasionale Netbal toernooi in Boksburg deelgeneem. Die seisoen is op ‘n hoë noot met die jaarlikse interskole teen Hottentots-Holland, waar 12 van die 13 spanne hulle wedstryde oortuigend gewen het, afgesluit. ‘n Jolige karnaval en ‘n fondsinsamelingsprojek het gesorg dat minder behoeftige spelers ondersteun word, oefen apparate verbeter word, en dat die netball seisoen met ‘n gesellige toekennings funksie afgesluit kon word. Geborg deur My Auto Dealer in samewerking met My Property Broker. Foto : Hoërskool Strand Netbal Span
  13. 13. OUTDOOR & LIVING Do you remember the radio advertising jingle: braaivleis, rugby, sunny skies and Chevrolet? How times have changed since, even the traditional South African braai. Recently Reuben Riffel, award-winning South African celebrity chef launched his latest book ‘Braai – Reuben on Fire’. The book is a true celebration of flame-grilled food, served with a healthy dose of authenticity in Reuben Riffel style. A variety of new interesting ways to work with food on the fire! The book was inspired by experiences from Ruben’s past, his many travels around the world and his ability to marry South African and international flavours. The book is not just about recipes, but includes logistics of the braai timeline, the importance of developing a relationship with your butcher and tips and tactics on wine and beer food pairing. Braai, Reuben on Fire, challenges you to lift your game from tanning a chop and burning the boerewors to take your braai skills to the next level! Ruben is presently owner of Reuben’s Restaurant in Franschhoek, concept chef at Reuben’s at the One & Only Resort in Cape Town and Reuben’s Restaurant at the Robertson Small Hotel. A Braai with a twist Tips to protect yourself against the summer sun Photo : Reuben Riffel THE NEWS PAPER PAGE 13 Share your stories and write to us at Summer days are longer, and we spend more time outdoors. It is important that we take the necessary steps to protect ourselves from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The sun has two types of sun rays – those you can see, and invisible UV rays that can cause skin cancer. Remember that UV rays can burn right through the fabric of beach umbrellas and they can reflect off water, sand and cement. Know all about sunscreen Sunscreen helps block harmful UV radiation from causing damage to the skin. Sun Protec- tion factor (SPF) measures the protection provided by a sunscreen against UVB rays. When choosing sunscreen, select a product that provides “broad-spectrum” protection for both UVA and UVB. Sunscreens with SPF 15 or higher are suitable for days you are outside for a short period of time. If you are going to the beach or pool make sure the sunscreen is water- resistant with a SPF of 30 or higher. Higher SPF numbers are better. Sunscreen should be applied 20-30 minutes before heading outside to give it time to absorb into the skin. Re-apply every two hours, or more often when perspiring or swimming, even when it’s overcast. Remember, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the UV rays are at their strongest. Wear the right clothes - Clothes do not provide full protection from the sun’s UV rays and can penetrate through fabric and damage covered skin. Nevertheless, clothing remains the most effective way to minimize exposure to UV rays. A hat with a brim of at least 3 inches all around can help shade your face, neck, ears, and scalp from direct sunlight. Wear long sleeves and cover as much of your body as possible. Wear a pair of sunglasses - Wear sunglasses that blocks out UV rays, not one of those cheap ones you buy on the street. Look for shade -Take regular breaks in the shade can help reduce exposure to sun. When planning your outdoor activities, take an umbrella, set up your picnic under or near a tree, or take breaks in a nearby shop or pavilion. It will allow you to get out of direct sunlight through- out the day. Be aware that you can be exposed to UV rays even in the shade. Important: You can be exposed to UV rays even on cloudy days. Paintkor CC, a medium size painting enterprise has been in operation in the Western Cape and Helderberg/Stellenbosch for over 20 years. Residential complexes, wineries and commercial buildings are among the many projects successfully completed in the past. Work at the Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront was procured and done some time ago. Recent projects with references include many homes in De Zalze Estate which was completed and redecorated successfully by our team. Other successful projects include Serena Terrace Housing Estate in Somerset West, Belaire Estate in Somerset West, Devon Valley Winery in Stellenbosch, and various houses within the Welgevonden Estate in Stellenbosch. Paintkor has over the months extended its services to single residential re- quests, be it interior, or exterior, and even roof decorating. No project is too small, Paintkor has the infrastructure to attend to any request. Paintkor 14 Rockwell Avenue Stellenbosch 7600 Te: 021 887 1930 Cell: 082 425 9944 E-mail: Specialist in Painting, Waterproofing, Powerwashing, Roof Cleaning & Painting TUBBY CURRIE
  14. 14. BUSINESS PHILWEST CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY This is the true story of Andy Loughton, the man behind a local bakery business, Bread of Heaven. Regardless of obsta- cles that may come his way, the bakery bakes bread and buns daily and deliv- ers its with Tuc-tuc to the homes of the needy. It all started 15 years ago when Andy developed a fascination for bread. To him it was nothing more than curiosity. As a husband, and father, totally self- sufficient, he found himself totally lost. He was not a Christian even though his wife attended church. Sundays he would sleep late and perhaps attend a baptism or wedding. The Loughton family moved to Som- erset West 13 years ago to start a new business in the building industry. One day during 2003 while in traffic in Victoria Street a voice said to him: “You are going to own that business one day”. He looked across the street and there was an old bakery, the Le Crois- sant. He thought to himself: “What on earth would I want to own that bakery.” Nothing came to light for the next couple of years. He sold the business in Somerset West. He was wonder- ing around, totally lost, searching and crying out for meaning and purpose in his life as he was already in his forties. In his searching he read books that took him step by step through the process of enlightenment and a fine line of truth was being revealed to him. During this time Christ found him, and he found Christ. During 2007 a business broker phoned him and asked, “You just bought a res- taurant, would you like to buy a bakery as well?” Without any knowledge of a Bakery, having business experience only in BREAD OF HEAVEN THE NEWS PAPERPAGE 14 sanitary ware, plumbing and building materials, he told the business broker that he would like to see the bakery. When he arrived at the bakery he recalled that it was the same bakery that he visited a few years ago. From a financial point of view he real- ized that there was no asset value in the business he was about to buy. After negotiations with the seller, they agreed on the sale and Andy would pay off the debt of the business. Where did the name Bread of Heaven come from? During the first six months from taking over the business the hymn, “Bide me over Redeemer” repeated itself in his mind three days, and every time the chorus came to “Bread of Heaven” the hymn started all over again. One morning during devotion he realized that the new business should be called “Bread of Heaven”. The moment he acknowledged the name ‘Bread of Heaven’ peace came over him and the continuous sounding of the hymn stopped, and the next part of the company slogan was revealed, “Serving Daily”. Even though the seller was in finan- cial difficulty, the sale to Andy did not go through as a loss to the seller, but rather, Andy paid him more than antici- pated, leaving the seller leaping with joy. The story does not end here. Join us in next month’s addition where Andy has more to share on how Bread of Heaven, Serving Daily is making a difference in the lives of the needy within the Helder- berg Basin. Sponsored by Panarotis, Somerset Mall. In October 1963 Philwest Motors first opened its doors in Main Street Somerset West, trading from the Total fuel station which has since been redeveloped into Total Helder- berg. Philwest first operated a BMW franchise, and later a Fiat & Lancia franchise. In 1978 Rod Davison acquired what was then a very small operation, con- verted it to a Volkswagen franchise which still operates. During the past 35 years the company developed into a large operation and is now providing employment to almost 100 local people. The company is still 100% privately owned and person- ally managed by the Davison family. Rod Davison is semi-retired, Alan Davison is the managing director and supported by financial director, Ewan Dunbar. The Philwest Motors Group currently consists of Philwest Volkswagen sales service & parts, group admin at 158 Main Street Somerset West, Philwest Pre-Owned operation at 160 Main Street, and Philwest Mastercars at Somerset Mall. Philwest Volkswa- gen is the only authorised supplier & servicer of Volkswagen vehicles in the Helderberg region and Grabouw/ Elgin area. Philwest has been built upon its ethos of honesty, integrity, profes- sionalism, value for money and great service to loyal customers. One of their greatest strengths is the rela- tionship with their customers, many of whom have done business with them over many years. Going the extra mile for customers is what sets them apart from their competitors according to Alan Davison. Philwest Volkswagen was declared by Volkswagen SA the top VW dealer in the Western Cape for After Sales Service for 2011, and the number one in the Western Cape for New Volkswagen Sales, Mastercar Sales & After Sales Service for 2012. Another vital element in their busi- ness is their wonderful staff, without whom the company could not exist. We are very proud to be able to say that our company is totally transformed with absolutely equal opportunity to both genders & all of the diversity & racial groups in our country & society. Many members of their staff have been with the company for many years, acquiring skills and experience which enables them to give excellent knowledge- able service to customers, and build individual relationships with them. Another important principle they follow is to support other local busi- nesses and professionals. Philwest Motors believe in the need to give back constantly to society and com- munity where there is much need, especially handicapped and the poorest of the poor. Philwest Motors Group is proud to support about 30 charities spread over the Helderberg community, the Western Cape and nationally. They would like to thank their loyal customers for their invalu- able support and look forward to the privilege of serving them for many more years to come! Photo : Tuc-Tuc delivery vehicle Douvoordag Slagtery started way back in 1995 as a small business operating from a two roomed butchery with a cooler room and four employees. It was the need of “Koup Lamb” in Cape Town and surrounding areas which became the back bone of the Douvoordag Slagtery. No better “lamb” can be produced as the “Koup Lamb” and this vision, the owner Joubert Esterhuizen grabbed with open hands. It was friends and colleagues of friend’s that made the butchery grow unto having two outlets in Cape Town. The first was successfully secured in the Northern Suburbs Willowbridge Slow Food Market in Durbanville. The second was estab- lished in June 2013 at the Habitat Centre Somerset Mall, Somerset West. Since the early days Douvoordag Slagtery developed into a well established business with an abattoir in Merweville and a staff of no less than 20 workers, all actively involved in packaging the best quality lamb. The Business is run at the Merweville abattoir by Marian, Joubert’s wife ensur- ing that the orders be executed in the manner as requested. The meat is neatly portioned as instructed and sleeved in plastic bags. All orders are marked and neatly packaged in cardboard containers and transported in Cooler Trucks for early morning collection at the Douvoordag Slagtery at either Somerset Mall or Willow- bridge Slow Food Market in Durbanville. What an excellent manner of having the best in lamb provided at your doorstep at affordable prices. Adri Esterhuyse, the Butcher-manager runs the Douvoordag Slagtery/Deli, Som- erset West and is always available and able to meet your needs. Your next “Koup Lamb” delivery is just a call away. Visit the butchery and indulge in the various delicatessens prepared by suppliers in the Karoo. The News Paper paid Douvoordag Slagtery an unexpected visit and were pleas- antly surprised at the quality of their products, be it the “Koup Lamb” or various items in the Deli. We can highly recommend both the product and appreciate the dedicated service provided by Douvoordag Slagtery/Deli. See you there! NEW IN TOWN “DOUVOORDAG“
  15. 15. Arriving early for a meeting at a coffee shop a while back, I seated myself in the corner of the shop and had the opportunity to people-watch those around me for a little while. I stared around the room and watched as people interacted to and fro between those they arrived with, and those on the other side of their cellphones. Drawn by the “Free Wi-Fi” sign posted on the door, people continued to stream in. The truth is that this scene is hardly limited to coffee shops. Whether it’s dodging a person who is walking and texting in the mall, or driving behind someone who you suspect has answered a phone call as they suddenly slow down to a snail’s pace, we are becoming ever more aware of our desire to be connected at any point during the day. Daily strides are being taken to make it easier for you to connect to your favorite social network- ing platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. While simultaneously making it appear as more of a necessity, these forms of “human connection” are, in fact, diminishing existing connec- tions.At some point we need to stop and recalibrate as we move rapidly into a sphere in which no clearly defined social protocol has been established. Conversations over WhatsApp or BBM is fast replacing real human interactions where we get to share our dreams, fears, joys and pains. Added to this, we are losing basic social etiquette – checking your cellphone regularly and replying to text messages while in company is becoming part of the norm. Without ever stopping to calculate what this is going to cost, we abandon our values at the mercy of technology’s fierce progress. Has scrolling endlessly through the various different timelines and newsfeeds corroded our Connection error 404 (not found) YOUTH works on all mobile & tablet devices READ NEWS ONLINE ! THE NEWS PAPER PAGE 15 Want to Advertise? send us an email at ability to actively seek out those whom we may not see on a day to day basis? Has the art of human connection become a scarcity in our modern society? I was in another meeting recently where someone suggested stacking all the cellphones in the middle of the table – this was done in an effort to avoid any cellphone distractions.The first person to pick up and view their phone would be penal- ized by having to settle the bill at the end of the meeting. Needless to say, despite the vibrations emanating from the centre of the table, no cell phone was touched. However, more is required of us. We need to safeguard against losing our ability to be intentional with our relationships, never substituting the ‘Like’ button for genuine interest and care. I am infinitely aware, now more than ever, that in a world filled with status updates and 140 character designated comments, of the need for authentic relationships. As part of the celebrations around the launch of the ‘new’, bigger Wool- worths Waterstone Village, Somerset West Store Manager Trevone Maarman handed a cheque for R10 000 to Mr. Cenga, Principal of ACJ Phakade School in Nomzano Township, Strand. The funds were donated by the Wool- worths Educational Programme. Half the funds will be used for teacher/ staff development and the other half for learner development. Mr. Cenga had this to say, “Our school is one of those that are underperforming, especially in Numeracy and Literacy. We are plan- ning to run reading, spelling, counting and mental competitions during which we will be issuing certificates and tro- phies for the best learners.” Woolworths donates R10 000 to local school Mr Maarman also said that the store will be helping out at ACJ Phakade with surplus food when the need arises. Photo: Front from left to right: Njwaxu Kholek (Secretary), Ms Mabumbulu (Teacher), Ncebakazi Mbolompo, Lipho Koti, Zikhona Mvoyiya, Akho Naninjwa, Ms Bolo (Deputy Principal), Trevonne Maarman (Store Manager). Back: Ian Moir (Woolworths MD)
  16. 16. Lambert and Uys team up for Terra Firma Challenge 021 855 2900December 2013 Two of South Africa’s top sports men, trail runner Eddie Lambert and mountain biker Jurgens Uys, will join forces in January to take on the much anticipated Totalsports Terra Firma Challenge from Gordon’s Bay to Kleinmond. According to Lambert, he has com- peted at the event five times already. His strength at the Totalsports Terra Firma Challenge would be the road run and the beach run. Lambert says, “With this being the first time that Jurgens and I will compete together, it is difficult to predict what our team strength will be.” “Both Eddie and I are specialists in what we do,” says Jurgens. “My strength is technical riding and long drag climbs, while Eddie is super-fast and focused. My event highlight will definitely be the mountain bike course and to win the race. I believe people should enter the Totalsports Challenge and/or Totalsports Terra Firma Chal- lenge as it is a good indication of where your fitness level is so early in the year. It’s also a fun day out”. Event Details: Starting in Gordon’s Photo Cherie Vale/NEWSPORT MEDIA: Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Race. Photo : Jurgens Uys Bay on Saturday, 11 January 2014 participants can choose between the 7-disclipline Totalsports Challenge and the 4-discipline Totalsports Terra Firma Challenge. If taking on more than one discipline seems too daunting at this stage, there is an option to enter a team instead. The Totalsports Terra Firma Challenge features four disciplines, a 50km road bike (from Gordon’s Bay to Kleinmond), 13km road run, 25km mountain bike and 9km beach run. Participants can enter individually or in two or four member teams. Totalsports Challenge features seven disciplines, 12km surfski, 1.5km swim, 50km road bike (from Gordon’s Bay to Kleinmond), 13km road run, 13km K1 canoe, 25km mountain bike and finally a 9km beach run. Both the Totalsports Challenge and Totalsports Terra Firma Challenge combine individual sporting disciplines, merging athletes together as a team. This builds camaraderie and new friend- ships. Photo credit: Jetline Action