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Helderview BMW officially launched the new BMW X5 last Thursday evening, 20 February, with a cocktail event at the Dealership.
Jason Greer was the MC for the evening and the select group of guests were entertained by the multiple award-winning South African super group Sterling EQ.
Adding more than a dash of creativity to their passion for food, Red Pepper tempted everybody’s taste buds. Jaco Uys, a Director of Helderview introduced the New X5 to an appreciative audience.
The X5 did not fail to impress and was definitely the star of the evening. Enough said!

About the New BMW X5
The X5, founder of the Sports Activity Vehicle segment and globally best-selling car in its class, with more than 1.3 million units sold since the launch of the first generation – is entering a new chapter in its successful history.
The third-generation X5 sees BMW once again setting the benchmark for powerful design, interior spaciousness and luxury, versatility, driving pleasure, efficiency and innovative equipment features.
The new BMW X5 offers customers an assured all-round package equipped to meet the most exacting and varied demands.
Customers keen to make the configuration of the exterior and interior a little more individual can vary the car’s basic equipment with the M Sport package and Pure Experience and Pure Excellence “design worlds”. The defining features of the on-board experience of the new BMW X5 are an exclusive interior ambience with luxurious design, high-quality materials and innovative comfort-enhancing functions.

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  1. 1. Historiese oomblik te Rust & Vrede THE NEWSPAPERstories that are life changing ProNutro African X Trailrun Page 15 BMW HELDERVIEW - NEW X5 LAUNCH Events Page 5 Wine Maker of the Month Page 13 Helderview BMW officially launched the new BMW X5 last Thursday evening, 20 February, with a cocktail event at the Dealership. Jason Greer was the MC for the evening and the select group of guests were entertained by the multiple award- winning South African super group Sterling EQ. Adding more than a dash of creativity to their passion for food, Red Pepper tempted everybody’s taste buds. Jaco Uys, a Director of Helderview introduced the New X5 to an appreciative audience. The X5 did not fail to impress and was definitely the star of the evening. Enough said! Continue Reading Page 3 Scan our Website Main Road, Strand • Tel: 021 853 1070 • E-mail: info@fandc.co.za • Webs i te : w ww. fa ndc . c o. za • Fi nd us on GreenLeafDesigns|2014.02.05 *Limit one per customer, while stocks last. Excludes all other offers, promotional lines and gift sets. Receive your 7-piece gift* with the purchase of any two Elizabeth Arden products, one being a moisturiser or foundation. Offer valid 17 February – 17 March 2014 Gift includes: • 6.4ml Ceramide Face Capsules • 15ml Visible Difference Optimizing Skin Serum • 5.2ml Eight Hour Cream Lip Balm SPF20 • 3ml Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara • 30ml Visible Difference Skin Balancing Cream • 5ml Untold Perfume I LOVE MY GIFT March 2014 Tel: 021 855 2900 www.thenewspaper.co.za Free Copy Wynlandgoed eienaars en hul seuns - Rust & Vrede Foto geneem deur Johan Wilke ´n Historiese oomblik het hom onlangs op Rust & Vrede Landgoed, net buite Stellenbosch afgespeel. Paul Roos Gimnasium met die oog op die samestelling van die 150 Jaar Her- denkings feesboek wat in Junie 2015 bekendgestel word, het aan al sy oud- skoliere wat wynlandgoedere besit, ‘n uitnodiging gerig. Die uitnodiging is gerig vir die neem van ‘n anker foto wat sal dien vir die hoofstuk wat handel oor Paul Roosers se betrokkenheid en invloed op die wynbedryf in Suid-Afrika asook in die Internasionale arena. Om 25 wynlandgoed eienaars en hul seuns wat saam met hulle boer uit hul besige parstyd skedule bymekaar te kry vir ‘n foto vir ‘n feesboek, wou gedoen wees! Vervolg op bladsy 3 Tel: 021 853 2384 capetown@windovert.co.za www.windovert.co.za Blinds | Shutters | ShutterGuards Awnings | Folding Doors| Insect Screens Security Products THE SUN CONTROL SPECIALISTS
  2. 2. THE NEWSPAPERPAGE 2 OUR INFORMATION Head Office The Newspaper is distributed each month within the Helderberg region, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Head Office Suite 2 Bizweni Community Centre Bizweni Avenue Somerset West 7140 Tel: 021 855 2900 Email: info@thenewspaper.co.za Web: www.thenewspaper.co.za Advertising Tel:021 855 2900 Email: ads@thenewspaper.co.za Press Council The Newspaper subscribes to the South African Press code that prescribes news that is truthful accurate fair and well balanced Should you find The Newspaper is 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 EDITORS CHOICE 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 & Sport Daily - 17h30 Your favourite Community Radio Station is going all-out this month with two cam- paigns. It’s almost time for the MTN Radio Awards 2014 where Radio Helderberg is competing for the My Station Award! If you think Radio Helderberg is the Bee’s Knee’s, SMS HBRG to 40616 (R1 per SMS) and you could win a trip for two to Florida, USA. Yup, you and a friend, spouse or skelmpie could be soaking up the sun in Florida by simply saying you like 93.6 FM. Radio Helderberg and Gift Experience SA have teamed up for the first-ever Cape Town Supercar Show at Killarney this month. Keep your eyes fixed on our website and your ears on 93.6 FM. You could be driven around Killarney in a supercar by a professional driver - worth nearly R4000! Varoom, indeed! Don’t be a stranger, send an email, contact us on (021 852 7483), like us on Facebook or meet our team at 1 Hazelden Drive, Somerset Business Park. The crucial part of a Community Radio Station is you, the community! A Word from Radio Helderberg “Congratulations to you and your team for a refreshingly different publication. Your range of topics provides interesting content and cross pollination of ideas for your readers - a clever move to extend your audience from Somerset West all the way to Franschhoek!” Jo Middelton, Franschhoek To The Editor Cell: 082 628 5028 // Email: johan@web-rage.co.za or Info@web-rage.co.za // www.web-rage.co.za WE DESIGN & DEVELOP MODERN WEBSITES What We Do! we specialize in designing Small Business standard static websites. Wordpress content management system for all dynamic web purposes. E-commerce development for the full Online shopping experience Designed to work on Desktops, Tablets & Smartphones Read the published issues of The Newspaper online. The TNP website is updated on a regular basis during the course of the month to secure a 24/7 presence with regard to News, Events, Business, Lifestyle, Health, Wellness, Educa- tion, Art, Sport and general articles. Email us at all hours at stories@thenews- paper.co.za if you have news, a life changing story, or an event you would like us to share with the public. The Newspaper Stories that are life changing Read Online Facebook facebook.com/thenewspapersa Twitter twitter.com/thenewspapersa
  3. 3. SPECIAL ! Payfor6 andget7PLUSfree LymphaticDrainage! ExtrasWorthR480! Stockistsof GarciniaCambogia, GreenCoffeeBean +LowCarb LifeStyle non-surgical aesthetic studio THE NEWSTHE NEWSPAPER PAGE 3 Om 12:00 op 18 Februarie 2014, in die pragtige tuine van Rust & Vrede, het 30 oud-skoliere aangesit aan ‘n lang tafel as gaste van Jean Engelbrecht. Die bekende fotograaf Johan Wilke het dadelik aan die werk gespring want die manne was “haastig”. Die Landgoedere in besit van Paul Roosers lees soos die “who’s who” van die wynbedryf. Annandale, Bartinney, Bellevue, Bonfoi, Uiterwyk, Edgebaston, Jacobsdal, Kaapzicht, Kanonkop, Kleine Zalze, Knorhoek, L’Ormarins, Louisenhof, Meer- lust, Middelvlei, Mooiplaas, Mostertsdrift, Newton Johnson, Overgaauw, Rust & Vrede, Simonsig, Skilpadvlei, Somerbosch, Swartrivier en Zewenwacht. Die pa en seuns wat teenwoordig was is Danie Steytler en sy seun Danie (Kaapzicht), Stiljan Momberg met sy seuns Ben en Tinnie (Middelvlei), Nicolaas Roos en sy seun Louis (Mooiplaas), Braam en Dawid van Velden (Overgaauw), Jannie Engel- brecht en Jean (Rust & Vrede) en George en Kobie van der Westhuizen (Swartrivier). Die ander eienaars teenwoordig was Dirkie Morkel (Bellevue), Johannes van der Westhuizen (Bonfoi), Pieter de Waal (Uiterwyk), Johann Krige (Kanonkop), Kobus Basson (Kleine Zalze), Johann Rupert (L’Ormarins), Hannes Myburg (Meerlust), Nico Mostert (Mostertsdrift), Johan Malan (Simonsig), en Harold Johnson (Zewenwacht). Historiese oomblik te Rust & Vrede Vanaf bladsy 1 Jannie Engelbrecht en Jean (Rust&Vrede)Braam en Dawid van Velden (Overgaauw)Danie Steytler en sy seun Danie (Kaapzicht) 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 17 Frangipani Street Somerset West 7130 Cell: 082 425 9944 E-mail: tub.paintkor@gmail.com Specialist in Painting, Waterproofing, Powerwashing, Roof Cleaning & Painting TUBBY CURRIE iFix Founder & CEO Alex Fourie Alex Fourie, 27 year old founder of iFix is one of the South Africans that is included in Forbes Magazine’s list of top 10 most promising young African Entre- preneurs. It all started in 2006 when Alex was a student at Stellenbosch University. His iPod broke and he was told that it could not be fixed, but as his iPod was the centre of his life then and as he’d listen to music on his way to class, he could not do so. However, this disappoint- ment didn’t stop him from trying to fix it himself. He bought various parts online and fixed it by watching a YouTube video. His friend’s iPod also broke and he fixed it the same way. After he repaired a few, he decided to place an advert in the Cape Ads. He had immediate response and received 15 - 20 phone calls a day of people that had the same problem. Soon thereafter he employed a friend that was study- ing engineering and they started doing repairs for people. iFix was born in 2007 after satisfied friends referred other dis- satisfied Apple product owners in search of Apple repairs. During an interview with FIN24 Alex stated: “We work closely with our overseas suppliers. We are an out of warranty replacement centre and act as a 3rd party and not affiliated to Apple”. After six months iFix opened a small store in Cape Town and more full-time staff were hired. Today, 6 years later iFix repairs and services all Apple products, Samsung Smartphones and expanded into selling phone accessories. iFix currently operates 8 stores coun- trywide with its head office in Cape Town, and stores in Canal Walk and Stellen- bosch, as well as regional branches in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban. Alex’s Advice for potential entrepreneurs “Do something for yourself, something you are passionate about. Anything you believe in and make sure you do it well. Don’t do something for money.” Forbes Young African Entrepreneurs - Alex Fourie BMW HELDERVIEW NEW X5 LAUNCH Continued from page 1 About the New BMW X5 The X5, founder of the Sports Activity Vehicle segment and globally best-selling car in its class, with more than 1.3 million units sold since the launch of the first generation – is entering a new chapter in its successful history. The third-generation X5 sees BMW once again setting the benchmark for power- ful design, interior spaciousness and luxury, versatility, driving pleasure, efficiency and innovative equipment features. The new BMW X5 offers customers an assured all-round package equipped to meet the most exacting and varied demands. Customers keen to make the configuration of the exterior and interior a little more individual can vary the car’s basic equipment with the M Sport package and Pure Experience and Pure Excellence “design worlds”. The defining features of the on- board experience of the new BMW X5 are an exclusive interior ambience with luxurious design, high-quality materials and innovative comfort-enhancing func- tions.
  4. 4. THE NEWS THE NEWSPAPERPAGE 4 Ons doen ‘n beroep op die publiek, stalletjehouers by markte en winkele- ienaars om bewus te wees dat daar vervalste R200 note in omloop is en hulle nie te laat mislei nie. Deur die vinnige optrede van ‘n stal- letjiehouer by die Country Craft Market in Somerest Wes is die verlies van ander stalletjiehouers to ‘n minimum beperk toe ‘n vrou onlangs ‘n vervalste R200 noot aangebied het as betaling. Die gevoel van die papier het die stal- letjiehouer agterdogtig gemaak, en by nadere bestudering het sy besef dat die noot vervals is. Dit is dadelik onder die organiseerders van die Country Craft Market se aandag gebring en die woord is vinnig versprei na die 180 stalletjies om hulle bewus te maak van die ver- valste note en op die uitkyk daarvoor te wees. Vervalste R200 note in omloop Volgens een van die organiseerders, Ronel Visser is daar op drie of vier van die vervalste note afgekom. Volgens Visser is die vals R200 note die heel nuutste weergawe met sirkeltjies op, die papier verskil van die werklike noot, geen watermerk was sigbaar nie en die snywerk van die noot was nie perfek uit- gevoer nie. Dit wil voorkom asof dit ‘n vrou was met blonde hare wat die vervalste noot aangebied het. Dit is ongelukkig nie duidelik of sy alleen was nie, aangesien die mark baie besig was ten tye van die voorval. Die Country Craft Market bestaan al vir meer as 30 jaar en voorsien uitsluitlik kunshandwerk van uitnemende gehalte. 31 Maart Kirstenbosch Treetop Canopy Walkway opening soon The Treetop Canopy Walkway at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden under construction Photo Credit: Adam Harrower Mark Thomas and Henry Fagan's project, the Kirstenbosch Treetop Canopy Walkway at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden has a uniquely South African twist. The construction of the structure is almost complete with the formal opening to the public in April. The Treetop Canopy Walkway also nicknamed the “boomslang” is a 130m-long skeletal structure that twists 11.5m above the indigenous arboretum, also known as the Enchanted Forest. It curves between the trees and through the branches and joins the forest floor in two different places. The Walkway was built to celebrate the Kirstenbosch Centenary with a project that would be permanent, spectacular, unique and long lasting. Visitors will be able to experience the forest from high above, while seeing birds and other animals that are generally hard to see. The walkway will also provide a breathtaking 360 degree view of Cape Town and the Peninsula. The walkway will be free to walk on. A garden entry ticket is all that is required. Reuben gets ready for Masterchef 3 Celebrity Chef, Reuben Riffel will appear as a permanent Judge on the third Season of the MasterChef South Africa. He will be joining Benny Masek- wameng and Pete Goffe-Wood as he takes over duties from Chef Andrew Atkinson. Andrew Atkinson accepted an offer at the end of 2013 to fill the full-time posi- tion of Executive Chef for a hotel group in Johannesburg and could no longer commit himself to the filming of the third series. Reuben Riffel began his career as chef in his home town Franschhoek. After traveling abroad he started his flagship restaurant Reuben’s in Fran- schhoek. A few years later he opened the second restaurant at The Robertson Small Hotel in Robertson. This was fol- lowed by Reuben’s at the One&Only at the V & A Waterfront. In addition to his successful restaurant portfolio, Reuben was Chef of the Year, Reuben’s in Franschhoek was Restau- rant of the Year in the Eat Out Awards of 2004 and ranked South Africa’s Top 10 restaurant for three consecutive years. He is also the author of 3 best-selling cookbooks. His latest cookbook, Braai – Reuben on Fire was launched at the end of last year. Masterchef Auditions took place in Cape Town on 22 February at Southern Sun The Cullinan. Die Universiteit Stellenbosch (US) se jare lange droom van ʼn nuwe Olimpiesestandaardswembad is bewaarheid. Dié verhitte Olimpiesestandaard- swembad van 50 m – die modernste swembad in sy soort in Suid-Afrika is Donderdag 13 Februarie 2014 amptelik geopen. Die oorspronklike Coetzenburg Swembad is in 1940 geopen en het vir bykans 70 jaar diens gedoen. ʼn Sterre-aflos gelei deur Olimpiese en Paralimiese swemmers, ʼn water- polo-wedstryd tussen die Maties en die Maties Old Boys en ʼn onderwater- hokkie-kragmeting met die Maties wat die Maties Legends gepak het, het deel gevorm van die opening van die Coetzenburg Swembad. Die swembad-projek is befonds deur die Universiteit met ʼn ruim bewillig- ing van die Remgro Groep. Kragtens dié ooreenkoms word ʼn gedeelte van die swembad se kapasiteit tot beskik- king van die Stellenbosch Akademie vir Sport (SAS) gestel. By die geleentheid het prof Russel Botman, US-Rektor en Visekanselier, gesê dat daar nie kompromieë aangegaan is wat die gehalte van die swembad betref nie. Daar bestaan by die US studente die potensiaal om Olimpiese en Paralimpiese kampioene te word. “Hulle moet op die bes moont- like manier ondersteun word.” Die Olimpiese gouemedaljewenner Ryk Neethling, was ʼn gas by die geleen- theid. Coetzenburg Swembad Jare lange droom nou amptelik werklikheid Coetzenburg Swembad, Stellenbosch - Foto, Justin Alberts Photo: Reuben Riffel
  5. 5. EVENTS Woordfees 6 – 16 Maart On Saturday 8 March the Strand Town Hall will be a buzz with excitement and a definite on the calendar – not to be missed. With Soli Philander as Master of Ceremonies and a line-up of world class performers, this is a show for the whole family. Internationally renowned performers, Lana English and Victor Siljeur from Phantom of the Opera, pianist Jeremy Quickfall who enjoyed great success at the Grahamstown Festival and the well- known Rhapsody Dance Group will take the stage. Limited Edition Drum Corps, the 3rd runner up in SA’s got talent competition will be raising funds for drums. Their motto is: “We do drums, not drugs”. “A lot of excitement and hard work is going on behind the scenes for this year’s Winter Wonderland which will be much bigger and better than last year,” says André Paulsen, convenor of Winter Wonderland 2014. This year the annual Winter Wonderland, Festival of Lights in Gordon’s Bay will run from 27 June to 20 July, with the Carnival Weekend taking place 4 – 6 July. Winter Wonderland is an initiative of the Gordon’s Bay Business Forum and is supporting Helderberg Hospice, PATCH and Animal Welfare, important charities in the Helderberg Basin. Tickets available at Computicket. SET FOR THE SKY Rocking @ Aandklas Dis tyd om julle vere reg te skud vir die Universiteit Stellenbosch se 15de Woordfees! Volgens kykNET het die Woordfees tot een van die drie belangrikste nasionale kunstefeeste in Suid-Afrika, gegroei met meer as 101 000 feesgangers en sedert sy ontstaan in 2000 is sy missie om Afri- kaans as taal tussen tale te bevorder. Die Woorde open wêrelde (WOW) projek wat lees, taalvaardigheid en die kunste onder leerders, opvoeders en die publiek bevorder wil perspek- tiewe verruim ter bevordering van lees, letterkunde, taalvaardigheid en die kunste. Die WOW span identifiseer ook belowende leerders en help hulle om Maties te word. “Music of Myth, Magic and Mystery” is ‘n uitvoering wat deel vorm van die Woordfees wat op 9 Maart 2014 om Set For The Sky (SFTS) is ready to rock at Aandklas in Stellenbosch on 1st of March. Opening performances for bands like “What Now” all the way from the United Kingdom, have put SFTS on the map towards music success. SFTS is a proudly South African Alternative Rock band with performances at three local music festivals and over 50 inter- regional shows since 2013. The Band members are James Roberts (vocalist), Brendon von Gossler (drummer), Trent Richardson (guitar- ist and back-up vocalist) and J-Drake (bass). All band members are locals from the Helderberg and Stellenbosch region. Their music is described as rock, pop, post-hardcore and epic funcore. They focus on putting shows together that are entertaining for fans and reflect quality in sound and lighting. SFTS is there to entertain you - Each show is a unique experience, from chest blasting bass drops, crazy light effects even beach balls thrown around by fans during the show. SFTS is on a mission to succeed in the music industry. For more information on upcom- ing performances and their newly released video single, “Head For The Hills” visit www.setforthesky.com Photo from Left - Right Trent Richardson, Brendon von Gossler, James Roberts & J-Drake Winter Wonderland Charity Show 20h00 in die Endlersaal plaasvind. Tydens die konsert gaan die Bloem- hof Stringendo Strykorkes saam met die Kaapse Filharmoniese Jeugorkes (CPYO) en die Paul Roos Musica Per- petua orkes ‘n massa Jeugorkes vorm. Werke wat uitgevoer gaan word is: “Karnaval van die Diere (Saint-Saens) met soliste Roelof Temmingh (Paul Roos leerder) en Margo Basson (Bloem- hof leerder). Die massa Jeugorkes gaan gedi- rigeer word deur Brandon Phillips, dirigent en artistieke bestuurder van die CPYO. Ander hoogtepunte is Palladio - K Jenkins, Pirates of the Caribbean - Badelt en Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen. Kry nou ‘n program op www.woordfees.co.za en bespreek jou plek by Computicket. Bloemhof leerders in Paul Roos Musica Perpetua Blaasorkes THE NEWSPAPER PAGE 5 For all your property needs Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington Gordons Bay, Strand and Somerset West Stellenbosch Johannesburg North West +27 (0) 86 172 5824 Update.salt@gmail.com Everything we touch turns to sold. The Sound of Music at Artscape Theatre The hills will become alive with the songs of one of the most beloved musicals in history, The Sound of Music will be performed from 19 February to 30 March 2014 at the Artscape theatre. Presented by Pieter Toerien, Andrew Lloyd Webber and former actor David Ian, the story of the von Trapp family will be revived by an all-star South African cast. The classic tale follows the young Maria, who becomes a governess to seven children and ends up marrying their father, Baron von Trapp. Soon after the wedding, Nazi Germany takes hold of Austria, and instead of heeding the call to join the navy, the Baron, along with Maria and the kids, flee across the Alps. The Sound of Music features memorable and sing-along worthy tunes, like ‘My Favourite Things’, ‘Sixteen Going on Seventeen’ and ‘So Long, Farwell’. Tickets available at Computicket. Each year businesses in Bright Street, Somerset West come together to host an evening of family fun and entertain- ment. This year’s theme is ‘Mardi Gras’ reflecting the new time of year for the carnival, which has previously been held in December in the run up to the festive season. The carnival will take place on Thurs- day 20 March, the day before the long weekend for Human Rights day. The evening’s entertainment begins at 18h00 with a grand parade of scooters, majorettes and dancers. Local bands and entertainers will perform throughout the evening leading up to a grand prize draw and finale at 22h30 – the star prize is a scooter from Mad Macs. There will be food and drink stalls and a whole range of crafts and gifts, plus a fine art quarter outside the Imibala Gallery. Children’s entertainment will be on offer with a magician, face paint- ing, sand art and a jumping castle in a dedicated, secure area. For wine con- noisseurs Bright Street will have its very own ‘wine route’ provided by some of our finest local wineries. All the profits from the Carnival will be donated to the Imibala Trust’s spon- sor-a-child programme to help clothe and educate children from the formerly disadvantaged communities in the Helderberg area. For further information contact Chris on 073 756 2930 The Bright Street Charity Carnival Bright street Carnival
  6. 6. TRAVEL THE NEWSPAPERPAGE 6 As online internet travel booking sites are exploding, everybody is wondering if travel agents will be around much longer. The younger traveller and budget travellers get information and book their trips online where there is no need for a travel agent. During the recession in 2009 the tra- ditional travel agents were hardest hit, losing nearly a quarter of their income. Other forms of travel agents emerged since targeting corporate, luxury, spe- cialized and niche travellers who value personal relationships with clients over budget savings. Even with the widespread availability of online booking options, some travel- lers prefer the personalized service of a travel agency. Unlike major booking sites, travel agencies provide expert advice, access to exclusive deals, and even phone and email support while travelling. In order to get the most out of your agency’s services, you should take the time to select the right travel agency for your needs. Some travel agencies take a general approach to offering services and work with many types of clients. If you have particular travel needs, you might con- sider working with a speciality travel agency. These agencies have extensive experience providing customized travel services to certain types of customers. Here are some types of speciality travel agencies you can choose from: Business travel - Speciality agen- cies focus on providing travel services to clients who are primarily interested in business trips, also known as corporate travel. As business travellers have to be at a place at a certain time they are not always looking for the best deals. They provide services to companies for conferences, trade shows, business meetings, training events, and work- shops. When you work with a business travel agency, you can be assured that your agent will manage your trip around your meeting or event including flight booking, transportation, accommoda- tion, visa requirements and excursions. Business travel agents can also ensure that employees can travel on the same flights, have seats next to each other on the airplane, stay in the same hotel and have coordinate ground trans- portation to and from the event. Travel agents with a good knowledge of the world will be an advantage when faced with solving problems in overseas des- tinations. Luxury - Luxury travel agents serve customers who are interested in luxury tourism and don’t mind paying for it. Like most other travel agents, they book flights, reserve luxury hotel accommo- dation, and schedule activities at the customer’s destination. Mauritius Vacation Valid for travel 1 May to 27 June 2014 6 nights * 25% Early Bird discount * 1 child under 6 years shares & eats & flies free with the Le Mauricia package (domestic flights & airport taxes are payable) * 2 children under 12 years share & eat & fly free with the Le Victoria package (domestic flights & airport taxes are payable) * Repeat Beachcomber Client Request your 5% Repeat Guest discount when returning within 18 months or for your 5th visit or more Value Add’s Included Rates are per person sharing inclusive of: Return Air Mauritius flights ex CPT via JNB, Return transfers, Breakfast & dinner daily, Meet and greet at airport on arrival and departure, Free land and motorised water sports per brochure including water skiing, wakeboarding and more. Taxes of R4850 per adult. Enquire for details on children’s costs. Rates are subject to availability at time of booking & ROE changes prior to full payment being received. Terms & conditions apply. 30 day advance purchase applicable. Terms & Conditions 4 star superior Le Victoria From R 14,330 pps + taxes 4 star Le Mauricia From R 12,615 pps + taxes FLIGHTS•CARRENTAL•ACCOMMODATION •CUSTOMISEDPACKAGES •SCHEDULEDTOURS C: +27 (0)84 245 1683 T: +27 (0)21 855 0421 F: +27 (0)21 855 3381 Heldervue Centre Abelia Road Somerset West 7130 www.heldertrav.co.za Is there still place for the traditional Travel Agent ? British Airwaysin the News British Airways currently operates two daily flights to Cape Town since October 2013 until the end of March; it being the busy Cape summer season. For the winter season commencing May 2014, the airline will increase flights on the London/Cape Town route by three flights a week. Other British Airways news include British Airways A380 special fly-past Table Mountain, Man versus Machine and the launch of the British Airways Credit Card. British Airways A380 special fly- past Table Mountain - A British Airways A380 special fly-past of the Cape Town landmark, Table Mountain took place on 5 February, 2014. The fly past cel- ebrated the start of BA’s A380 service from London to Johannesburg that com- menced on 12 February operating from London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 to OR Tambo, and will increase to six weekly flights by March 2014. The air-to-air photoshoot saw the A380 fly over Robben Island, followed by a fly past Table Mountain from Lion’s Head towards Devil’s Peak. This has been the first time that an Airbus A380 has ever flown over Table Mountain, a World Heritage site. Man versus Machine - British Airways celebrated the launch of A380 direct flights to Johannesburg on 12th Feb- ruary 2014. As part of the celebrations they offered five people from around the world a once in a lifetime opportunity to prove they have what it takes to race the new A380 superjumbo on the runway in Durban. The challenge came after South African rugby legend, Bryan Habana’s sprint against the aircraft caught global attention last year, to become one of the top 10 most-watched YouTube videos of 2013. In the end the 23-year-old Project Manager from Cape Town, Rudolph Raath, took the crown to become the fastest runner on the day. Raath won two business class return tickets on one of British Airways’ A380 direct flights to London. Following the incredible success of the original video, British Airways also offered to donate two Club World tickets to FoodBank SA, an organisation which facilitates the provision of 11 million meals in South African communities with Continue Reading Page 8 They also provide other services including travel insurance, and visa requirements. They differ from other travel agents by seeking extraordinary travel destinations and provide personal assistance to the luxury traveller. Exam- ples of luxury tourism can include exotic vacations and honeymoons, chartering private jets and hiring personal chauf- feurs. Group travel - If you are taking a trip with family or a large group, a group travel agency can streamline flights, bus trips, accommodation bookings, and other travel needs. They might also be able to secure group rates for tours, attractions, and ground transportation to save money. Using a group travel agency can take the stress out of travel- ling with a large group, and can help you enjoy a vacation without spending a fortune. International travel - Travelling abroad is more complex than taking a domestic vacation. Your interna- tional travel agency can help you with customs and practices of your destina- tion to ensure that your trip is enjoyable and hassle-free. Your specialist can also provide guidance for obtaining pass- ports and finding your way in a foreign country. Other types of speciality travel agen- cies you can choose from include ocean or river cruises, African Safari, railway journeys, and much more. To answer my question: “Yes, I think Travel Agents has much more to offer and will be around for a long time.” Contact Heldervue Travel to manage your travel needs at (021) 855 0421
  7. 7. Tel/Fax: +27 (0)21 876 3322Fine & Country Franschhoek PO Box 315, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa Tom: +27 (0)79 955 3114, tomc@fineandcountry.com Terry-Lee: +27 (0)82 650 9194, terryg@fineandcountry.com FRANSCHHOEK R3 800 000 FRANSCHHOEK R3 750 000 FAMILY HOME IN THE HEART OF THEVILLAGE. This family home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.The open plan kitchen has designer features including granite counter tops,and a separate scullery. There is a large open plan lounge and dining room with wood-burning fireplace.A reed covered patio looks out onto a sparkling pool and manicured garden. Upstairs offers a large study/TV lounge with wooden flooring.A large single garage leads straight into the house for added convenience.This home has air-conditioning and an alarm. Centrally located this is an ideal family home in Franschhoek. 4 Bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | Open plan living | Erf size: 725sqm | Web Ref: 76613 ARTISTS RETREAT. In the heart of Franschhoek yet hidden away in a cocoon of trees, nestles this spacious 2 bedroom home.On entering the property there is a double volume hallway leading into a large open plan kitchen,dining/living room. Reclaimed parquet flooring and timber beams add to the character. Patio doors lead out onto a huge verandah which overlooks a small stream.Also on the ground floor are two double bedrooms with bath/shower rooms ensuite. Upstairs there is a large mezzanine area with scope to add one or more bedroooms, and this leads out onto a large roof terrace with almost 360 degree views of the valley.The garden is filled with mature trees and shrubs which screen the property and provide a wonderful sense of privacy.A large garage currently used as a studio completes this lovely property. 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Large roof terrace with views | Erf size: 1130sqm | Web ref: 105403 FRANSCHHOEK R4 950 000 BEAUTIFUL GUESTHOUSE / FAMILY HOME IN FRANSCHHOEKVILLAGE.This property has 6 beautiful bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and includes a separate 1-bedroom Manager's apartment. Surrounded by a vast garden and secure parking. From the veranda you over look the swimming pool and can enjoy the dramatic sunsets.The guesthouse is well established in the village.The property can also easily be converted in to a large family home if required. 6 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | Managers Accommodation | Erf Size: 1034sqm | Web Ref:83465 WELLINGTON R9 700 000 EX VAT VERY REALISTICALLY PRICED 34 HECTARE HISTORICWINE FARM ONTHE OUTSKIRTS OFWELLINGTON. Situated on the outskirts ofWellington at the foot of the Hawequa mountain range is this boutique 34 hectare wine farm once owned by Cecil John Rhodes.The early 19th century 2 en-suite bedroom manor house (approx 330 m) which retains many original features nestles in an established garden with a tennis court and heated swimming pool. Other buildings include a 3 bedroom managers house dated 1874 (144 m),4 guest cottages run as a Bed and Breakfast,3 vehicle garage,offices,labourers cottages (300 m in total) a 210 m shed and wine tasting room and wine cellar.The farm has been planted to about 12 ha vineyards and 0,5 ha olives.Water source includes 2 boreholes and a dam.Sold as a going concern. CHARACTER INCOME PRODUCING COTTAGE. Heidi Cottage is located in a quiet desirable tree lined street in the middle of Franschhoek village. Heidi Cottage presents 2 good size bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.There is a separate cottage kitchen.The living and dining room is open plan with underfloor heating and a feature fire-place.The living room patio doors open up onto a vine covered verandah overlooking a sparkling pool.The cottage has a separate walled lawned garden with mountain views. Perfect as a lock-up and go holiday home or as a permanent home.This property is currently run as a self catering house in Franschhoek and it generates +/-R250,000 gross holiday let income per year. 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Open plan living/dining area | Swimming Pool | Erf size: 550sqm | Web ref:76592 FRANSCHHOEK R2 950 000 RESTORED HISTORIC HOME WITH A MAGNIFICENTGARDEN.This grand old lady has been sensitively restored preserving many original features.The front facade is a recognisable landmark on Dirkie Uys Street and conceals many hidden treasures. Original "voorkamer" lounge leads to a large dining room with fireplace and separate kitchen. A charming vine-covered verandah leads you into the huge garden filled with mature trees.The original main house has two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus a separate study and dressing room. A separate accommodation wing has been added to create 2 separate bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms looking out across the pool and the stunning garden. A large loft, single garage, a storeroom and a separate wine cellar complete this wonderful home. 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | Seperate accommodation wing | Swimming Pool | Erf size: 550sqm | Web: 11124 FRANSCHHOEK R7 950 000 PROPERTYTHE NEWSPAPER PAGE 7
  8. 8. BUSINESS THE NEWSPAPERPAGE 8 FRANSCHHOEK STATION PUB & CRAFT BAR A Station, a Pub, a Craft Bar, a Braai - no passengers standing on the platform awaiting the departure of the Steam train, but rather, passengers seated at the craft bar counter awaiting the coolness of a craft beer, children playing on the railway lines where once the Steam train was bellowing steam, and other passengers, some on the other side of the railway lines having a braai and many enjoying the hospital- ity of the new Station Master, Andre Niemand. This is what has become of the old-old tradition of the steam of yester year. For many years Franschhoek Station was the centre of post, goods and the export of fruit and wine. Today, the newly appointed Station Master has stepped up his crew and imported the likes of a chef to replace the “laaimeester”. Final hurdle for Gilliam in becoming a Chartered Accountant It all started in 2002 when the Swieg- ers family moved from Pretoria to Greenways Estate in Strand. While attending high school Gilliam and his older brothers started their own carwash business to earn extra income. Gilliam laughed when he told The Newspaper that being the youngest he had to do all the dirty work by washing the wheels and vacuum the cars, while his brothers washed the outside of the cars. He immediately showed leader- ship skills by taking the role of dealing with the customers and managing the finances. A true characteristic of a future entrepreneur! A year later Gilliam found himself all on his own in the carwash business as his older brothers withdrew leaving him with a sense of loyalty towards the existing customers. He stepped up the business to the next level establishing “Gilliam’s Callwash” and getting somebody to help him. Together they motivated each other during the difficult times as well as getting through their busy time schedule. He worked endlessly after school, on weekends, on public holidays and even once on an early cold winter morning before going to school. He secured many loyal customers over the time. One of these customers assisted him to invest his savings while another gave him a loan to buy a scooter to make his work load easier. He was motivated by his customers and felt thankful as they always appreciated his hard work. A few years later he become financially independent and managed his own bookkeeping and finances. His record, with the assistance of a helper, stands at 21 cars washed in one single day! Time management was of great importance to Gilliam. He had to plan his work, car wash schedule, and his studies carefully. After completing Grade 12 success- fully the Accounting firm, Germishuys Zandstra Incorporated employed Gilliam as a student clerk while he enrolled as a BComp student at Unisa. This was the start of his career in auditing while washing cars after work and staying up late nights studying. Not to mention weekends and holidays he had to give up to cover the great volume of study material over the past 6 years. During this period Gilliam bought his own car and the scooter was used by one of his assistants to do the work at hand. It was not always easy for him to focus on the various tasks at hand. He never had any spare time for himself except for working and studying. In 2011 he started fading out the carwash business to focus on his studies. He could not set aside his loyal customers and continued to help out where he could and in 2011 he washed his last car in Greenways. Gilliam completed his articles at Ger- mishuys Zandstra Inc in four years. After graduating in 2011 he completed his Honours Degree in 2013. He recently wrote the first of two SAICA board exam- inations in the final hurdle to become a Chartered Accountant. Today it feels good to see his old customers and relive the carwash days in Greenways. Due to his hectic time schedule, there is never any free time, yet, he manages to do fitness training regularly. The training builds endurance rather than bodybuilding, and disciplines you to complete sections within specific time periods. As we know Giliam, he pushes his body to the extreme limit until he reaches his goals. Gilliam’s method to success is Endurance, Discipline and Motivation “My advice to all the youngsters who want to reach their dream is to work hard, discipline yourself, focus on the task at hand and make intelligent deci- sions and motivate yourself to succeed in any area of life.” Gilliam, we at The Newspaper have known you since the day you started your own carwash business. Well done son, your hard work has almost paid off. Your endurance over these past years Enjoy Sunday Live Entertainment The Pub at the station 4 M a i n R o a d F r a n s c h h o e k B o o k i n g s - 0 2 1 8 7 6 3 9 3 8 Craft Bar Gilliam Swiegers is an inspiration to all! You have made us proud! After your Board exam, take time to enjoy life as you were always too busy working and studying to do so. British Airways in the News Continued Page 6 Would Sir Herbert Baker, architect of this building way back in 1915, in his wildest dreams ever have pictured the new look of his historic Franschhoek Station? The old Station, and the noise of locomotives, has been replaced by the beautiful sounds of live music with a vibrant atmosphere at the new Station Pub and Craft Bar. Andre took ownership of this remarkable heritage site, developing his new philosophy of craftsmanship as Station Master with this “Laaimeester” Chef providing traditional pub grub. Experience true South African tradition at this legendary landmark. the highest concentrations of hungry or malnourished people, where Habana is the patron. British Airways launches new credit card - British Airways launched a new BA credit card aimed at its Executive Club members looking to capitalise on what the airline says is the best Avios earn rate offered in South Africa cur- rently. Executive Club members will earn Avios at a preferential rate on all pur- chases on their credit card for flights on premium airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qantas and other one- world alliance airlines. Avios can also be used for car hire and hotel bookings. Annual Spend tier bonuses and ben- efits of the card include the following: Priority Check-in, Lounge access day pass, Lounge access card, 10% back on Reward Flight Saver redemption, Com- panion voucher, and Cabin upgrade vouchers.
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  10. 10. HEALTH & WELLNESS THE NEWSPAPERPAGE 10 Health benefits of outdoor wellness One of the best ways to improve your physical, mental, social and intellectual wellness is to go out- doors. Scientific reports have shown that athletes are more advantaged when receiving fresh air, sun, and increased oxygen flow within the blood while train- ing outdoors. Is nature the answer? In recent time nature is widely used as an element of therapy for patients suffering from phys- ical and mental health problems. Being outside makes people feel more active, energetic, relaxed, positive and revital- ized. Outdoor activities create the desire to be outside, enjoy the natural surround- ings, discover many of nature’s wonders and return to the beauty that nature provides. A large number of outdoor activities may be performed individually, with friends and family, or as a team. Mother Nature has great health ben- efits to offer, whether it is exercising, walking, jogging, running, yoga, cycling, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, surfing, swimming or many sport activities. Activities can also include spending more time in natural settings like parks, a walk on the beach, camping, a picnic, enjoying a sunset, sitting on a river info@montmarie.co.za | +27 21 880 0777 | +27 79 687 2112 mont marie restaurant, blaauwklippen road, stellenbosch, 7600 bank, viewing the beauty of a waterfall, bird watching or taking photos of inter- esting places, people or wildlife. Outdoor activity offers many benefits in physical, mental, social and intellec- tual wellness. Physical - Outdoor exercise and physical activity gives meaning to your life, something to enjoy and creates a sense of purpose. Regular outdoor activity provides a number of physical health benefits: reduce blood pressure, arthritis pain, heart disease and risk of chronic diseases. It improves the immune system, better sleeping pat- terns, creating a healthier appetite. Mental - Consistent physical activity reduce and relief stress, anxiety and depression. Spending time exercising leads to an increase in positive moods and a reduction in cortisol levels, a hormone released when the body feels stress. Improves quality of life - Better self- esteem and confidence often results from consistent recreation and a feeling of wellness occurs. Positive lifestyle choices contribute to individuals’ feel- ings of having control over their life and of success and are more motivated to achieve. Social - The great outdoors offer social benefits as interacting with people who share the same interests and who enjoy in participating outdoors. Participating in sport and other leisure activities creates an opportunity to meet new friends, build meaningful relationships and share feel- ings of loyalty, trust and goodwill. Intellectual - Natural surroundings rejuvenate the mind, improve your atti- tude, your concentration and increase your positivity and productivity. Studies have shown that people who exercise regularly experience more peaceful sleep, this results in more energy and attentiveness during the next day, pro- viding improved concentration levels. Environmental - Leisure activities based in natural environments increase the importance of improving and sus- taining the world’s natural resources. Economical - Outdoor recreation has an important role to play in economi- cal growth. It can serve as a method for promoting tourism. Travellers enjoy participating in a wide range of outdoor leisure activities, from bushwalking, mountain biking, picnicking and many more. It creates job opportunities, moti- vate and support employees to take part in outdoor office programs, encour- ages individuals to become active and fit, reduce the risks of illness and can provide inexpensive and accessible leisure activities available to all, reduc- ing the rate of crime. Get your daily dose of the outdoors to help stay in perfect health. RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH Driving alongside the picturesque vineyards toward Mont Marie, a relaxed presence fills your every desire toward an evening of non-molecular fine dining, but rather fine dining in real food. Mont Marie, a Restaurant of Distinction was conceived through the passion- ate drive of the 27 year old Pieter Vlok and the kind support of Whitey Basson who made Pieter’s dream a reality. In support of his passion, Pieter as owner and Executive Chef also has the backup support of his Sous Chef Alex Skeate and his general manager Suzanne Maree. On entering Mont Marie Restaurant you are met by the hospitality of the front of house manager who guides you to the terrace overlooking the splen- dour of the dam and the beauty of the Blaauwklippen Valley surrounded by the gracious Hottentots Holland Mountains, with the setting sun changing the land- scape scenery every few minutes. The interior is well designed and modern styled, with an open plan kitchen where the delightful dishes are prepared. Feeling relocated to another world, Chef Pieter makes his appearance with a word of welcome while we sample homemade bread, poppy seed lavash, deep fried chicken wings, with a honey & mustard sauce and garlic emulsion. The dishes on the menu are well selected with a choice of either a two or three course meal. The Lamb Bobotie starter with lamb as an ingredient melts in your mouth, not to mention the perfect combination of flavours of the deep fried calamari on a rosti with aioli, wasabi mayonnaise, and home-made sweet chilli sauce which stimulates the taste buds. The Pork Belly as a main course served with roasted vegetables, apple sauce and a soy sauce was out of this world. The medium Beef Sirloin was cooked to perfection with a jus comple- menting the dish. The Vegetarian dishes are not forgotten and one can indulge in the Falafel served with confit potatoes and coleslaw with Malay mayonnaise. To end a stunning evening with perfect food, treat yourself to the Lemon & Poppy seed soufflé with lemon purée, home-made lemon ice cream and crème pâtissière. Should you like something less sweet, the Vanilla Panna Cotta with fresh fruit, almonds and home-made chocolate & raspberry ice cream is a winner. A new addition to the dessert menu is the coffee cake with chocolate mousse, mascarpone cream, home- made vanilla ice cream and espresso. Compliments to Pieter Vlok; the start- up of Mont Marie Restaurant a few months ago is well received. As an Executive Chef you serve well designed, prepared, and beautifully plated dishes with passion from your kitchen. You are truly The Newspaper’s recommended Restaurant of the Month. Mont Marie offers breakfast and lunch Wednesday to Sunday, and dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday eve- nings. The Restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Furthermore, Mont Marie can facilitate various private group functions, even small weddings in its selected entertainment lounge and private bar. Visit Mont Marie for a food experience that will stay with you for a long time and which will urge you to go back for more! Remember to make a booking ahead of your next visit. Contact 021 880 0777 or info@montmarie.co.za for more infor- mation.
  11. 11. THE NEWSPAPER GENERAL WP Biltong Is situated In the Strand, and provides a wide variety of biltong to both the public and wholesale markets in and around Southern Africa With over 20 years experiance within this competitive market, we pride ourselves with excellent quality biltong, service and customer satisfation throught our full range of quality products, Our award winning biltong comes in the following forms * BEEF * CHICKEN * OSTRICH * SPRINGBOK * ELAND * KUDU * FLAVOURED WORS ect. WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION & RETAIL SALES TO PUBLIC 97 George Street Strand T: 021 853 7724 | C: 079 209 1506 | E: wpbiltong@gmail.com WP BILTONG PAGE 11 Is this the end of Pin Cards @ ATM’s? South Africa is soon to undergo a change in Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) as Lumidigm plans to intro- duce machines that don’t need a card with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to draw cash. Unlike PINs, crimi- nals will have great difficulty in faking a fingerprint to access someone’s bank account. “The technology will rely on a finger- print reader to verify the identity of a banking customer and permit access to an account. The use of biometrics as a method of identity is far superior to a PIN,” says Lumidigm, the company developing the technology for SA. This technology is successful in Brazil and Kenya to cut down on bank fraud. Bloemhof Astro Hockey Field Breaking Ground Some banks may retrofit existing ATMs, while others may design new ATMs with this technology in place. Some security experts say, while bank card fraud would be erased through fingerprint authentication, this does not rule out threats that could compromise the financial and personal security of the customer. The developer of the technol- ogy says that such fears are unfounded as the technology can check to see whether a finger is “alive”. The fully biometric system may be lim- iting people who usually send relatives to conduct ATM transactions on their behalf, because the system requires that you have to present yourself to be scanned in order to access your account. A dream come true - After many years in the planning Bloemhof will have its own astro hockey field. Construction under the control of the QS Ben van Rooyen saw the first sods moved as the official announcement. Delivery of the Astro hockey field is expected during May 2014. Great excitement among the hockey lovers fill the air, while excavators and graders pave the way through dust and wind to prepare the astro hockey field ahead of time. Is this the end of Pin Cards @ ATM’s ? Left - Right Jana Huysamer , Nina Erasmus, Mr Schalk de Wet (First Team Coach), Carmen Crous & Liani Strauss LipoMan Health Challenge In Next Months Issue we will continue our progress report on LipoMan’s status. The Best place for a selfie? The 2.8m tall by 4m wide yellow frame, designed by Porky Hefer, will be the perfect place to take a selfie as reminder that Table Mountain is the offi- cial New7 wonder of Nature. Seven proposed frames is to be erected in Cape Town. The city had its first frame built at the V&A Waterfront in September last year and the second frame on Signal Hill. The third frame was completed on 13 February at Eden on the Bay in Blouberg. The frames are sponsored by Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company and the interactive artwork is also an official World Design Capital 2014 project. Table Mountain is the only natural wonder in the middle of a city and the frames are a way of celebrating and reminding Capetonians of how lucky they are to have the amazing mountain as a backdrop. Take your selfie the next time you visit Cape Town! Harry the Staffie is in love with the new giant yellow picture frame - Blouberg
  12. 12. Fonda Kom maak jou Plan Registreer op www.akademia.ac.za ENTREPENEURS AKADEMIA SAKEPLAN kompetisie Inskrywings sluit - 15 mei sms sakeplan en jou naam na 34933 VennoTe pretoria entrepreneurseminaar 11 maaRT 2014 Bellville entrepreneurseminaar 12 maaRT 2014 Werkswinkel 1 4 JUNie 2014 Gala aand 20 NOVemBeR 2014 Werkswinkel 2 20 aUgUsTUs 2014 EDUCATION Helderberg International School is the “best kept secret in Somerset West”. In an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by mountains and extremely close to the beach, the school is fortu- nate to offer an international curriculum with a uniquely South African flavour. “We welcome students from all walks of life, eager in becoming Lifelong Learners, culminating in the internation- ally recognised and highly acclaimed Cambridge International Curriculum qualification,” says Principal, Mr Henk Weyers. “The Cambridge Curriculum is, there- fore, extremely rigorous academically, but rewarding in the knowledge that it ‘opens doors’ to over 9 000 universi- ties and higher education institutions in more than 160 countries,” says Henk. Helderberg International School does not pride itself on prior academic results, sporting achievements or famous alumni, but on preparing each and Best kept secret in Somerset West every student to the best of their ability, for their future in an ever-changing and highly competitive global economy. “When searching for that special school, we as parents are looking for a good academic curriculum, the oppor- tunity for our children to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities and sports which will enable them to find their ‘strength’, exposure to the arts, music, cultural and charitable initiatives and a student body where they are pre- Ongeveer 500 deelnemers het aan hierdie opwindende pretloop deelge- neem wat vroeër in Februarie by die Hoërskool Strand plaasgevind het. Die atlete het kosteloos deelgeneem, terwyl die fondse wat ingesamel is aangewend gaan word vir die atlete. Daar word beplan om hierdie pretloop ‘n jaarlikse instelling te maak. Akademia - 'n Leefstylkeuse pared for the ‘real life’. There is much that makes this a unique and special place; located in a secure gated com- munity, small classes, inquiry based learning, passionate staff, culturally diverse students and parents, offering a wide range of sports internally, as well as utilising external providers. Our students have the opportunity to participate in soccer, netball, hockey, ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, surfing, martial arts as well as golf. On a cul- tural and arts front we have Glee Club, peripatetic music, school productions, amazing annual excursions and camps to name but a few.” Helderberg International School is a South African school with an interna- tional perspective. South African in their values, their manners, their celebration of diversity and their can-do attitude to life. For more information contact 021-851-6290. Pretloop Hoërskool Strand Students - Helderberg International School Pretloop - Hoërskool Strand THE NEWSPAPERPAGE 12 Hoeveel universiteite laat jou toe om voltyds te werk, terwyl jy studeer, en dit boonop nog in Afrikaans? Waar kry jy die geleentheid om bekostigbaar jou geakkrediteerde graad, diploma of hoër sertifikaat nauurs en ook naby aan jou huis te studeer? As jou antwoord teen hierdie tyd nog nie Akademia is nie – het jy nog net nie van hulle gehoor nie! Akademia is die leefstylkeuse wat jy maak om jouself relevant vir die werksmark te bekwaam, en te behou, terwyl jy werk! Met studiesentrums in die Helderberg asook Bellville, bied Akademia aan jou die geleentheid om jouself op gelyke voet met enige ander universiteitstudent landswyd te plaas, sonder dat jy jou werk hoef te bedank of jou leefstyl hoef in te boet. Akademia maak voorts ook gebruik van die nuutste videokonferensietegnologie om hulle nauurse kontaksessies vanuit Cen- turion na hulle sewe sentrums in Gauteng en die twee in die Wes-Kaap te fasiliteer. Studente kry dus die geleentheid om in Afrikaans en in hul omgewing, ʼn geakkrediteerde universiteitsgraad, diploma of hoër sertifikaat te verwerf. Hierdie interaktiewe klaskontaksessies gee aan dosente en studente oor die hele land heen die geleentheid om met mekaar te gesels en klasbe- sprekings te hê, asook toegang tot hulle e-ondersteuningstelsel waar jy alles kan doen deur die gebruik van ʼn tabletrekenaar wat by jou studiekoste ingesluit is . Die 2014-aanbod bestaan tans uit die aanbieding van die eerste ten volle Afrikaanse BCom-graad (ondernemingsbestuur) wat deur ’n private instansie aangebied word, twee driejaardiplomas, een in kleinsakebestuur en entrepreneurskap en die ander in bemarking, en twee hoër sertifikate, naamlik in rekeningkunde en in kantooradministrasie. Teen September elke jaar word nuwe kwalifikasies, soos deur die Raad op Hoër Onderwys goedgekeur is, bekend gestel. Akademia is ook aktief besig in die sakewêreld. Seminare, soos byvoorbeeld dié oor entrepreneurskap wat op 12 Maart in Bellville plaasvind, bied aan seminaargangers die geleentheid om interaktief met verskeie hoëprofielsprekers te verkeer. Daarbenewens is die jaarlikse sakeplankompetisie ʼn hoogtepunt op die kalender met die groot pryse, opleidingsgeleethede en blootstelling vir opkomende en bestaande entrepreneurs wat dit bied. As jy dus ernstig is om jouself te verbeter, of as jy meer inligting oor Akademia se seminare en kompetisies verlang, besoek gerus ons webblad op www.akademia.ac.za of kontak ons per e-pos by navrae@akademia.ac.za. Akademia – jou leefstylkeuse
  13. 13. ”Do you know what the name Esmé means?” With an expression of heartbroken- ness, yet overpowered by joy and a tear of happiness in his eyes, Beyers Truter, the Owner and Winemaker of Beyerskloof looks me in the eye, and says, “It means beloved”. Esmé’s “legacy” is everywhere visible on the Beyerskloof Estate. She walked the soil of Beyerskloof as the “beloved” of her Heavenly Father. She fulfilled her responsibility not only toward her Heavenly Father, but also, toward her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was perfected before her Heav- enly Father, before the sudden return of her breath to be home with the Father. It was an employee who later said that Esmé was the one with whom the workers could share their challenges; the one who would assist with love and compassion in their everyday need. Soft spoken, out of the limelight Esmé’s pres- ence grew Beyerskloof in Beyers that it may be said, “Here’s to her Legacy”. It is the Esmé of Beyers who became the “beloved” winemaker in Beyers who set forth as the winemaker of Beyerskloof unto becoming the nomi- nated Winemaker of the Month. The interview with the Newspaper was filled with the presence of Esmé. It became LIFESTYLETHE NEWSPAPER PAGE 13 Wine Maker of the Month 40 Years ago On a blind date almost 40 years earlier Esmé became the love of Beyers. It was her parents who sent her from Nama- qualand to Cape Town at a young age to find herself a job. She ended up at Stellenbosch Univer- sity as a personal assistant to “Oom” Albie Basson. It was this same Esmé whom Beyers married in 1979. Esmé’s Legacy Esmé’s departure may have been final to the heart of men, but when looking around Beyerskloof, she is everywhere to be seen. Beyerskloof’s emblem is a true reflection of her compassion for the Estate. She carefully prepared the final print of the Pinotage Logo after placing a red leave to dry in a book. Red Leave Restaurant speaks her presence. Her shop “Angels” reflects the love toward her Creator and Master. Her garden was her “Eden”, her love, Beyers, her children, grandchildren all speak her voice. Beyerskloof has become a family of God’s Children. Wine by the Pinotage King The Beyerskloof philosophy is a truth- ful expression of the God given talents received. It shines through in the com- mitment of the Beyerskloof Winemakers to produce wines of exceptional quality, a commitment which has earned Beyerskloof international acclaim. Beyers, a man of many distinctions is known for producing excellent wines with great depth, length and character. In 1991 Beyers Truter was named Inter- national Winemaker of the Year at the Great wine requires Faith The Beyerskloof Faith Cape Blend pays tribute to the soil and climate, the region and its people and the credence that great wine requires trust in the terroir, one’s ability and blessing from above. Great wine requires faith. The grapes were picked at optimum ripeness. The juice was made in open fermenters, on the skins for 5-6 days at an average temperature of 26°C. Punching of the cap was done every 2 hours to extract good colour and flavours from the grapes. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks the wine aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months. The Faith blend is a barrel selection of the best wines from the 2010 vintage in the Beyerskloof cellar. Faith is a Super Premium Cape Blend reflecting the true char- acter of Beyerskloof’s diversity and boldness. This wine is a testament of Beyerskloof’s faith in Pinotage and in their Maker. Here’s to Diesel, my best friend Diesel, Beyers’ closest silent partner, his dog named Diesel with a heart of gold, walked the vineyards with him. Diesel became the brand name of a take-me-seriously bottle Pinotage, named the Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage. During the first phase in making Pinotage the juice was pre- pared over 5 days in open casks with punch downs every 2 hours while maintaining an average fermentation temperature of 25.5˚C. After Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks the wine was matured in 100% new French oak barrels for 21 months. After maturation, only 20 barrels were selected out of 300 for the production of Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2011. This wine shows what Beyerskloof is trying to accomplish with their elegant style of premium Pinotage. International Wine and Spirit Competi- tion in London. Recently Anri Truter, his son, won the award for the Diners Club International Young Wine Maker of the Year 2012, an award which befell his father 25 years earlier. a moment where the Divine Presence of the “Beloved of the Father” was present, visible through Divine Intervention. It is as though you could feel the uniqueness of her spirit speaking through Beyers unto a people. “What would Esmé’s message have been to the winemaking industry”, I asked Beyers. For a moment there was absolute silence. He leaned forward and said, “Tell the men to love their wives”.
  14. 14. WESTERN CAPE THE NEWSPAPERPAGE 14 The Absa KKNK received a Fiësta award for the second consecutive year as the Most Popular Festival in South Africa. The Festival takes place from 29 March to 5 April in Oudtshoorn. The program for the upcoming 20th Absa KKNK is compared by acting CEO Rhode Snyman as a choir in harmony. The festival boasts with 22 new written plays and 5 new translations and adap- tations of existing plays into Afrikaans as part of the more than 150 produc- tions that will be part of the upcoming festival and three visual artists instead of the standard one will be honoured this year. Well-known actors that will be per- forming at the festival include; Sandra Prinsloo, Marius Weyers, Anna-Mart van der Merwe. Amanda Strydom, Tobie Cronjé, Marion Holm, Shaleen Absa KKNK Most Popular Festival Are you a foreigner visiting the Western Cape for the first time and are completely lost? You heard such a lot about the Mother city, the attractions, scenery and wine farms, but you find it difficult to decide which places to visit, where to stay, eat or drive. Start your unique travel experience the right way – get Tourism Radio to help you find your way! Tourism Radio has been designed to help self-drive tour- Find your way in the Western Cape Boutique decorating & Consulting For the latest trends & DIY ideas We offer Consultation service for new builds and renovated areas/homes, Reupholstery service, Lampshade New and Recover, New ideas for couches and chairs NEW IN STORE Selection of crystal finials to match our colourful range of 25mm poles. Tiebacks to match! Ready made curtains and voiles Clip on pelmet poles in 63mm and 90mm choices Wave decorative rods and rails to order Rebated aluminium 38mm and 63mm and 90mm choices, Smooth, fluted or reeded Finials to coordinate with the decorative poles Tiebacks and beautiful tassles Stainless steel 25mm rods and accessories Rails 25mm poles and accessories Selection of throws Surtie-Richards, Gys de Villiers, Brendan Daniels, Dawid Minnaar, Antoinette Kellermann and Theodore Jantjies. The program also includes 20 comedies containing three flagship farces; Boeing-Boeing, My Boetie se sussie se ou and Vat hom Flaffie. The festival will kick off in style with the Bravo ball – a stylish fundraiser in aid of the Theatre Benevolent fund. The Huisgenoot Klein Karoo 20 Jaar Pops, a special sunset concert with Nataniël, Laurika Rauch, Kurt Darren, Dorothy Masuka, Karen Zoid, Emo Adams, Nianell, Thandi Klaasen, Amanda Strydom, Koos Kombuis, Zanne Sta- pelberg and Die Groot Kaktus op die Vlaktes with Freshly Ground, Spring- bok Nude Girls, Van Coke Cartel, Gangs of Ballet, Bittereinder, Black Cat Bones and Skynmaagde celebrate productions that, due to its impact and popularity have become synonymous with the festival. The program also consists of various classical and contemporary music pro- ductions with fresh collaborations of legendary music stars and promising new talent such as Laurika Rauch and Elvis Blue in Hart en See. Versatile Amanda Strydom also celebrates her 20th Absa KKNK with a contemporary production State of the heart and a classical production with the Liber- tas-choir, Misa Criolla and Navidad Nuestra. Artists that will also be welcomed onto the various music stages include: Theuns Jordaan, Steve Hofmeyr, Emo Adams, Chris Chameleon, Jack Parow, Kurt Darren, Bobby van Jaars- veld, Mathys Roets, Brandon October, Karen Kortjé en Dr. Victor and the Rasta Rebels. The popular Akoes- tiese Klanke; an intimate platform for songwriters and friends will be hosting David Kramer, Koos Kombuis, Arno Carstens & Francois van Coke and Karen Zoid & Zolani Mahola. Accessibility to festival events and family entertainment is a priority for the festival organisers and is empha- sized in the offers for the Rivierbuurt. Entrance is free to children under the age of 15 accompanied by an adult and a weekly pass to all the activities, kids’ entertainment, kykNET-music stage, the Son Top 40-program in the evenings, 400 stalls wine and food pairings, an expo for outdoor enthusi- ast and amusement park. Tickets will be available at Computicket Photo Credit Tourism Radio user, Ellen Raulin Johan Engelbrecht, Lizz Meiring,en Hendrik Cronjé in Ben, Babsie en Familie ists get the most of their holidays in the Western Cape. There are three types of quality infor- mation aired on Tourism Radio as greater location content, informative radio shows and a unique Intellipoint system. The intelligent audio guide uses location-aware GPS technology to give detailed information about places, things to do and see near your loca- tion and many interesting attractions in and around the city. Through GPS, the station finds points of interest near the location in which the car is driving. The service then connects the driver with audio clips describing useful information about area attractions. For more information visit www.tourismradio.co.za Sneeuwitjie en die Sewe Zombies From the desk of the dramatic arts educator at Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof comes the production, Sneeuwitjie en die Sewe Zombies.It won the 49th ATKV Tienertoneelkom- petisie in 2014; best directing was achieved by Andre Gerber, Lani Celliers and Christiaan Olwagen, including best treatment of technical aspects, and best actress in a leading role. It features original music by Andre Gerber and lyrics by Christiaan Olwagen. Lisa-Jean Malan plays leading actress role of Sterretjie.The Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof will perform this production at ABSA KKNK festival. Photo: Annemarie Brink
  15. 15. SPORTTHE NEWSPAPER PAGE 15 The Cape Argus Momentum Lifecy- cle Expo from 6 -8 March in the Good Hope Centre, is a three-day show that promotes cycling, fitness and a healthy lifestyle attracting thousands of people in the lead up to the annual Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour. With over 80,000 visitors in 2013 the Expo is the largest of its kind in South Africa. The Lifecycle Expo forms part of the Cape Argus Lifecycle Week and is the Friendships gained at ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun “Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money” - Taking part in a three day stage trail run as part of a two member team might be considered a challenge in itself to most trail running enthusiasts. Imagine meeting your team mate for the first time the night before the start of Stage One. Although this was the case for Al Leslie and Matthew Daneel at the 2013 ProNu- tro AfricanX Trailrun the experience was so memorable that they’ve teamed up again for the 2014 event. “For me the most memorable part of the 2013 ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun was the scenery, getting to know Matt, bantering with the other runners and the cold beer at the end.” said Al Leslie. “We had serious post-race blues last year,” continues Matthew Daneel. “We couldn’t wait to rekindle the ‘bromance’ that AfricanX created for Al and me. We had so much fun on the trails, plenty of banter and laughs as we ran. We managed a 10th overall finish last year and we would love to improve on that.” South Africa’s most exciting three day stage trail run, the ProNutro AfricanX returns to Elgin/Grabouw at the Festi- val Village on the grounds of the Houw Hoek Inn during the weekend of 14 – 16 March 2014. Teamwork forms an essential part of this event, with participants having to rely on each other’s experience, strength and expertise in order to com- plete the route. Teams of two (male/ female/mixed) will be seen battling it out on a route varying in distance between 25-38km each day. The three routes have been planned in such a way that the participants will have the opportunity to tackle a different scenic route each day, allowing them to enjoy the full beauty of the Overberg. Matthew Daneel and Al Leslie Photo Credit ~ Jetline Action Photo Gordon’s Bay Leapfrog Race The 2014 Leapfrog Gordon’s Bay 21Km Road race will be held on Satur- day 5 April, starting and finishing at the Gordon’s Bay Primary School. The race will be held under the aus- pices of the Strand Athletic Club while Leapfrog Property Group in Gordon’s Bay is the sponsor of this prestigious event for the fourth consecutive year. The 5Km Fun Run starts at 07h30 and includes a lovely new route which will be far more exciting and more scenic than ever before. At the annual awards ceremony of Western Province Athletics in October 2013, the race was awarded Road Race of the Year 2013. Western Prov- ince Athletics commended that Strand Athletic Club have a great recipe for this event, a nice venue, a flat course, an enthusiastic and competent organising team and a keen sponsor. only place where participants in the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour can collect their race packs. With over 320 exhibitors, expo visitors have an opportunity to experience the latest and greatest in all things cycling- related – from on and off-bike gear, compression clothing, road and moun- tain bikes, supplements and vitamins. 6 - 8 March - Cape Argus Lifecy- cle Expo & Cycle Tour Registration, Good Hope Centre 8 March - Cape Argus Pick n Pay Tricycle & Junior 9 March - Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 10 March - Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour Prize Giving For more information please visit www.cycletourexpo.co.za Cape Argus Lifecycle Week Kevin Wearing from Leapfrog Gordon’s Bay predicts that this year’s race will be bigger and better than before. They are expecting to exceed 1 500 runners for the 21Km race with the number of pre- entries for the 21Km race to increase by almost 200%. Superb facilities at the Gordon’s Bay Primary School, a variety of food and beverage kiosks and music provided by disk jockey, Mark Taylor, from Radio Helderberg will make this an enjoyable event for runners and spectators visiting the lovely coastal town of Gordon’s Bay. All athletes who finish the 21 Km & 5Km Fun run will receive brand new medals. Prizes exceeding R10 000 will be donated by local businesses. For more information visit www.leapfrog-gordonsbayrace.co.za Phumlani Nxusanu - last year’s winner with record time of 1.08:13 Net ‘n paar modelle nog beskikbaar. Maak seker dat jy nie hierdie verstommende aan- bod misloop nie. Die Etios 1.5-luikrug Xs is ‘n wenner in alle opsigte. Met veiligheidskenmerke en ‘n voorkoms wat die oog streel, sal die Etios jou tevrede stel waar hy jou ook al neem. NOU VANAF SLEGS R121 500 TREK VOORDEEL GRATIS TENK BRANDSTOF MET AFLEWERING! Voorwaardes en bepalings: Aanbieding geldig tot 31 Maart 2014. Aanbod slelgs geldig indien navraag gedoen word by Barloworld Toyota Stellenbosch. Aanbod mag nie benut word tesame met enige ander spesiale diens of aanbod nie. Opsio- nele ekstras asook padgereedheidskoste uitgesluit, tensy anders angedui. Alle aanbiedings om te koop is onderworpe aan goedkeuring van finansiering. Werklike modelle kan verskil van die foto wat vertoon word. BF&W. BIRD STRAAT 99, STELLENBOSCH TEL: 021 861 5000 www.toyotastellenbosch.co.za Haas jou na Barloworld Stellenbosch en lê jou hande op die Etios 1.5 luikrug Xs DINAMIET KOM IN KLEIN PAKKIES! BARLOWORLDTOYOTASTELLENBOSCHBRINGJOUDIEBESTEVANDIEBESTE Photo Credit Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust Vyf Matie- en vier oud-Matie-hok- kiespelers is onlangs in die nasionale vrouehokkiespan wat Suid-Afrika in ‘n toetsreeks op Hartleyvale in Kaapstad verteenwoordig het, opgeneem. Die toetsreeks het tussen 15 Januarie en 4 Februarie 2014 plaasgevind en het wedstryde teen Holland, Australië en België ingesluit. Maties Sport se Sportvrou van die Jaar vir 2013, Quanita Bobbs, is een van die huidige Matie-spelers wat aan die reeks deelgeneem het. Die ander is SA Hokkie Hanli Hatting, Ilse Davids, Erin Hunter en Tarryn Glasby. ‘n Voormalige Universiteit Stellen- bosch (US) Sportvrou van die Jaar en hokkieveteraan wat Suid-Afrika al by twee Olimpiese Spele verteenwoordig het, Kathleen Taylor, is ook vir diens opgeroep. Ander oud-Maties in die span was Shelley Russell, Tarryn Bright en Lenise Marais. Dylan Swanepoel en Pierre De Voux is onlangs ingesluit in die SA Mans hokkie span na Argentinie. Twee voormalige Maties, Cuan Burton Moore en Ashlin Freddie is ook in die span ingesluit. Me Jackie Wiese, Direkteur Maties Sport, het gesê die US is veral trots op Tarryn Glasby wat verlede jaar as ‘n skolier reeds vir Maties gespeel, het en ook in die SA o.21-span opgeneem is. Foto: Quanita Bobbs
  16. 16. Cape Epic 2014 The eleventh Absa Cape Epic takes place from 23 to 30 March 2014 and will offer participants from around the world an awesome dramatic new route that showcases the best the Western Cape has to offer. Both local and international mountain biking enthusiasts will take on the demanding eight day mountain bike adventure of 718km with 14 850m of climbing. The new route will lead 1 200 cyclists through vast distances of virgin terri- tory, previously untouched by the race. The race will start at Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville with stage loca- tions at Robertson, Greyton and Oak Valley Wine Estate. Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West will host the finish of the race and the Grand Finale celebrations on 30 March 2014 with live entertainment, a Farmer’s Market, delectable food and wine as well as glorious scenery. BMW X5 www.bmw.co.za/X5 Sheer Driving Pleasure SPORTS NEWSMarch 2014 Tel: 021 855 2900 www.thenewspaper.co.za Free Copy For the dedicated fans Durbanville’s Meerendal Wine Estate will be the sponsor of the songo.info teams participating in this year’s Absa Cape Epic. The songo.info organisa- tion has grown from humble beginnings and is a powerful collaboration between Christoph Sauser, world champion mountain biker and Songo Fipaza, a well-recognised local community leader. Sauser rides for songo.info since 2008 to uplift the community of Kayamandi near Stellenbosch, where Fipaza lived for years and works tirelessly to bring about change in the community. Sauser recognised the opportunity to connect his global network to the man who was working so hard to help make children’s dreams possible. Sauser feels that the kids look up to him. “They’d also like to become pro riders and win the Absa Cape Epic. It’s so important to have goals in life!” Sauser is intensely involved with some of the songo.info riders’ training programmes. When he is in Stellen- bosch he plans Sipho Madolo’s training programme and trains with him almost every day where Chistoph adds much professionalism and fun to their training! Photo Credit: Absa Cape Epic