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  • Fisherhaven | Hawston | Kleinmond | Bettysbaai | Pringlebaai | Rooiels

    Year 2 Tuesday 4 September 2012 | Tel. 028 312 3717

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    Think Real Estate

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    Local attractions shine

    Local tourist attractions enjoyed the spot-

    light when members of the Overstrand

    Tourism Advisory Committee (OTAC) un-

    dertook an educational tour of the Whale

    Coast last week.

    TheOTACwas recently establishedwith the

    aim of marketing the region. The committee

    consists of tourism and marketing manager

    Sun Greeff, five elected members out of the

    Overstrand area, the chairpersons of the five

    bureaux, the councillor responsible for tour-

    ism, the local economic development director

    and the Overstrand municipal manager. The

    mayor of the Overstrand, Nicolette Botha-

    Guthrie, is also on the committee.

    The first legof the touron28August included

    HangklipKleinmond and Hermanus. Gans-

    baai and Stanfordwere visited amonth before,

    on24July.The tourismbureaumanagerswere

    responsible for setting out the itinerary of the

    tour, with the idea being to give the OTACs

    membersanoverviewof theareas attractions.

    Some of the points of interest visited in the

    greater HangklipKleinmond area were the

    boardwalk and bird hide at Rooisand Nature

    Reserve; the Kleinmond Blue Flag beach,

    where the group enjoyed coffee paired with

    Bettys Bays Gaboli chocolates at Sandown

    Blues Restaurant; theAfrican PenguinColony

    at Stony Point; and theHarold Porter National

    Botanical Garden (both also in Bettys Bay).

    Theyalsovisited theneweco-friendlycabins

    atOudeboschintheKogelbergNatureReserve,

    followed by a seafood lunch at The Shellfish

    Bar paired with wines from Rivendell Estate.

    A visit to the HangklipKleinmond Tourism

    Bureau in Kleinmonds Harbour Road for a li-

    queur tasting by Fynbos Enterprises con-

    cluded the tour. Beautiful fynbos posies, spon-

    sored by Cup a Caf and Colourful Events, in

    a recycled paper bag by Pampiri Indaba, made

    for a fitting memento of a successful day.

    See the photos on page 2.

    Chloe Sleenhof, Josephine Carr and Lucy Pringle were overjoyed when the sun came

    out on spring day. They went for a gallop through the vineyards at Rivendell Estate,

    which was dolled up in pink flowers for the Botriviera Spring Weekend. See more

    photos on page 5. PHOTO: HEDDA MITTNER

    Spring in their step

    Spring in their stepSpring in their step

  • Kleinmond Gazette General - Algemeen Tuesday 4 September 20122

    Waterbeperkings eers

    iets van die verlede

    Die waterbesparingsmaatrels wat se-

    dert Desember 2010 in die gebied van

    Groter Hermanus van toepassing was,

    is met onmiddellike effek opgehef.

    Di aankondiging is op 29 Augustus 2012

    deur die burgemeesterNicolette Botha-Gu-

    thrie tydens die maandelikse raadsverga-

    dering van die Overstrand-munisipaliteit

    gedoen. Sy het ges die besluit is deur die

    munisipale bestuurder, Coenie Groene-

    wald, ingevolge sy bevoegdhede kragtens

    die Verordening opWatervoorsienings- en

    Sanitasiedienste, op aanbeveling van die

    waterbesparings-taakgroep geneem.

    Met die De Bos-dam tans 75%vol, die Ga-

    teway-boorgatveld in volle produksie en

    die boorgatvelde in die Hemel-en-Aarde-

    valleiwat binnekort bydie gebied sewater-

    voorsieningstelselaangesluitword,wasdit

    duidelik dat die afgelope maande se water-

    krisis iets van die verlede is.

    Vandeesmaand se renval staan reeds op

    107 mm teenoor die 60 mmwat verlede jaar

    in Augustus gemeet is en die gemiddelde

    renval van 77 mm vir Augustus.

    Projeksies wat ingevolge n scenario-be-

    planningsprogram gedoen is, toon dat in-

    dien daar geen verdere ren val nie en wa-

    terbesparings opgehef word, daar voldoen-

    de water in die stelsel is om aan die gebied

    se behoeftes te voorsien tot Desember 2013.

    Botha-Guthrie het ges sy is verheug oor

    dienuutsteontwikkelingenhetnamensdie

    munisipaliteit haar dank betuig aan die in-

    woners vir hul geduld en samewerking oor

    die afgelope twee jaar omdiekrisis diehoof

    te bied.

    n Aanduiding van hoeveel daar bespaar

    is, blyk uit die verskil tussen die waterver-

    bruik inJulie 2009 toedit op294megaliter

    gestaan het en Julie vanjaar toe de ver-

    bruik 197 megaliter beloop het.

    Die burgemeester het egter n beroep ge-

    doen op inwoners omvoort te gaanmet hul

    praktyke om water te spaar. Tuinmakers

    moet daarop let dat besproeiing van tuine

    ingevolge die munisipale verordening op

    waterdienste nie tussen 09:00 en 17:00 toe-

    laatbaar is nie.

    Sy het ook lof gehad vir die aktiewe be-

    stuur wat deur amptenare op hul onder-

    skeie terreine toegepas is endiewysewaar-

    op hulle saamgewerk het om sukses te ver-

    seker.

    Die munisipaliteit sit intussen steeds sy

    program voort om lekkasies op sy water-

    voorsieningstelsels op te spoor en reg te

    stel.

    Die vervanging van verouderde water-

    meters vorder ook goed en tot op datum is

    1 761 reeds vervang.

    Die projek om vloeibeperkermeters by

    laekostehuise aan te bring,word ookvoort-

    gesit maar dit word in oorleg met die be-

    trokke wykskomitees gedoen.

    Daar is ookkennis geneemdat tydensdie

    waterbeperkings verskeie optredes deur

    wetstoepassers teen oortreders uitgevoer

    is. In Julie het die ondersoeke tot 31 boetes

    gelei en verskeie skulderkenningsboetes is

    reeds betaal.

    Op die oomblik is daar 87 sake wat deur

    die landdros aangehoor moet word.

    Instandhouding van paaie raak

    agter weens swak weer

    Diegoeierenwatindieafgelopepaarweke

    ondervind is, het ook ongelukkig sy tol ge-

    eis wat die instandhouding van strate en

    paaie in die munisipale gebied van Over-

    strand betref.

    nAgterstand in instandhouding het ont-

    staan weens die feit dat slaggate op teer-

    paaie nie in nat weersomstandighede her-

    stel kan word nie.

    Diemunisipaliteit sditkryegteraandag

    wanneer weersomstandighede dit toelaat

    en die dienste van n private kontrakteur

    word ook ingespan om munisipale werk-

    spannetehelpomdieagterstandeuit tewis.

    Onderhoudswerk aan gruispaaie oor die

    hele gebied is ook afhanklik van gunstige

    weersomstandighede en sal binnekort die

    nodige aandag kry, s die munisipaliteit.

    Family Day in Pringle Bay

    Therewill be lots to do, see andeat at thePring-

    le Bay Conservation and Family Day and the

    Tru Cape Kogelberg Mountain Challenge on

    Saturday 8 September.

    ) Pringle Cove Centre and Centrepoint

    Corner:

    Registration forathletes startsat 05:30 inside

    the Pringle Cove centre. The starting point for

    the races is at the crossing of Peak and Pass

    Roads.Steamingcupsofcoffeewillbeavailable

    from The Anchor restaurant from 05:30.

    A Coca-Cola truck with music will be sta-

    tioned opposite the Lemon and Lime deli in

    Peak Road.

    Gary and Anke will provide live entertain-

    ment at Centrepoint Corner from 13:00. The

    beer garden opens at 10:00 and boerie rolls will

    be available from 08:30. The Dorpskombuis

    stall, next to Centrepoint Corner, will offer

    fresh apple bakes and more.

    ) Pringle House Eco School:

    From 06:30 to 10:00 runners and families will

    be able to get breakfast; both hot (bacon and

    egg rolls) and healthy (muesli, yoghurt and

    dried fruit) options will be available.

    Tickets will be sold at a central point, and

    can be redeemed at the various stalls for food

    and drinks.

    Other activities throughout the day are:

    08:30: an apple game

    08:45:registrationforrecyclingcompetition

    09:00 to 09:45: recycling competition

    09:45 to 10:00: judging and prize-giving for

    recycling competition

    10:00: apple game

    10:15 to 10:45: snake and reptile interactive

    demonstration

    11:00 to 11:45: puppet-making workshop

    (with the puppets made by the youngsters to

    be used in a puppet show later)

    11:45: apple game

    12:00 to 14:00: potjiekos and hot dogs

    13:30: puppet show

    14:00: apple game and prizes

    ) All the local shops and eateries in theCBD

    will be open for business. You can also pay a

    visit to Fynbos Enterprises (open from 09:00)

    at the Country Shop, where Sunra will have

    her local raw, natural honey and honey prod-

    uctsandamazingsoyamoisturisingcandleson

    display.

    Swing past Ticklemouse on your way to

    Sunra and stock up on a range of locally made

    biscuits and rusks. Open from 09:00 to 12:00.

    ) Trix Pienaar and Louis van Heerden will

    be among the apple bake-off judges. Judging

    will take place at Centerpoint Corner between

    11:00 and 12:00, with three prize hampers to be

    won containing: a branded Le Creuset apron;

    Tru Capes cookery book Too Good to be True;

    a Tru Cape apple peeler; and a Tru Cape apple

    cutter.

    For entries, get in touch with Morne on

    082 894 3019.

    TruCaperecipebooks, applepeelersandcor-

    erswill beavailable tobuyat theHangingRock

    Kitchen restaurant (which can be found at

    Hamptons Centre above the corner of Central

    and Hangklip Roads), as well as at Pringle

    House Eco Primary School.

    ) Therese Dorose serve plunger coffee and

    fresh home-baked French cakes and tarts from

    The French Coffee Club at The Hanging Rock

    Kitchen restaurant.

    The restaurantwill be open for light lunches

    from 12:30.

    ) The local Pringle Bay art and craft route

    will be open on 8 and 9 September from 10:00

    to 17:00.

    Maps for the art and craft route are available

    from The Anchor restaurant at Pringle Cove

    Centre and other selected shops.

    ) The Village Market, set to get going early

    on the corner of Central and Hangklip Roads,

    will feature a range of stalls and fine things

    to eat, including a mutton spit-braai.

    3 children killed daily in SA

    THISweeks publication of theMedical Re-

    search Councils research on child deaths

    shows that three children are murdered in

    South Africa every day.

    Our country has an overall child homi-

    cide rate of 5,5 to 100 000.

    This is shocking and totally unaccepta-

    ble.Wehave lostourwayasacaringsociety

    that protects vulnerable citizens, espe-

    cially children, says Social Development

    MEC Albert Fritz.

    The research further reveals clear gen-

    der patterns, with more, younger girls be-

    ing murdered, while the murder rate in-

    creases for adolescent boys. In fact, the

    teenage male homicide rate is 21,7/100 000.

    Most disturbing of all is that nearly half

    (44.5%) of all child homicides were as a re-

    sult of abuse or neglect, and 16%of all child

    homicides were due to abandonment

    within the first week of life.

    Most childrenarekilled byanunrelated

    yet known person.

    The second most frequent perpetrator

    group ismothers,withnearlyhalf of all girl

    homicides being at the hands of their

    mothers.

    If parents are not protecting their chil-

    dren, who is? As a caring government, we

    put infrastructure in place to promote so-

    cial inclusion, support family structures,

    develop communities and empower people

    to lead lives they can value.

    Agovernment is there todo those things

    for people that they cannot reasonably be

    expected to do for themselves. As a parent,

    youare reasonably expected to care for and

    protect your child. If you are unable to do

    so, there are channels at your disposal to

    seek assistance.

    Simply abandoningyour child and leav-

    ing them to fall prey to the perpetrators of

    these heinous crimes against children is as

    bad as committing those crimes yourself.

    The Department of Social Development

    invested R406 million in childcare and pro-

    tection services, funding over 1 000 organi-

    sations for this purpose (including early

    childhood development centres, after-

    schoolcare,andhomesandtemporaryshel-

    ters for children).

    In the coming financial year, this will in-

    creasetonearlyR480 million.Anadditional

    R8 million will also be invested in the Isib-

    indi Child and Youth Care programme.

    Apart from that, we have regional and

    local offices all over the province, where

    support services and assistance are availa-

    ble. We also have a toll-free line

    (0800 220 250) through which help can be

    accessed when families are in distress.

    I want to encourage especially dis-

    traught mothers in our communities to

    seek assistance as early as possible.

    Story

    on p.1

    TOUR OF SIGHTS: OTAC

    members enjoyed lunch

    at the Shellfish Bar in

    Kleinmond during their

    recent visit to the tourist

    attractions of the region.

    PHOTOS:CELESTESCHEEPERS

    Mayor Nicolette Botha-Guthrie

    with the rest of the members

    of the recently established ad-

    visory committee on tourism.

  • Kleinmond GazetteNews - NuusTuesday 4 September 2012 3

    Have aWinederous time

    The Winederous Wine Club of

    Hermanus Times will offer a

    tasting of fine Iona wines at its

    next meeting, happening this

    Thursday (6 September).

    For those who are fans of

    Sauvignon blanc, this is a tast-

    ing that must not be missed,

    says Frieda Lloyd, the organi-

    ser of the wine club.

    The tasting will be hosted at

    the Lamloch estate of Charles

    and Hansa Winshaw, situated

    between Arabella and Klein-

    mond. The tasting will include

    a delicious three-course meal.

    Here is a sneakpreviewof the

    menu to whet those appetites:

    Starter: trio of bruschetta

    topped with fresh tomato, gar-

    lic and olive oil; mushrooms;

    cream cheese and salmon.

    Main: italian-style roasted

    chicken with a tomato sauce

    served on pasta with Parmesan

    cheese.

    Dessert: pavlova with ga-

    nache and strawberries.

    Coffee will follow the meal.

    Non-members of the club are

    also welcome to enjoy the

    evening as guests. Contact

    Frieda on 083 305 7319 or email

    friedalloyd@gmail.com.

    Getuienisfees in Kleinmond

    Die Getuienisfees by die NG-ge-

    meente Kleinmond is vanjaar be-

    voorreg omweervirMikeBurnard

    van Incontext Ministeries as spre-

    ker te h.

    Die fees vind plaas van 8 tot 11

    September,enskopSaterdagafmet

    n ontbyt om 09:00 in die kerksaal.

    Kom luister na Johnny-Li se ge-

    tuienis oor hoe hy op 16-jarige ou-

    derdom tot bekering gekom en sy

    Bybel-verspreidingsreis begin het.

    Hyhetvir 20 jaarbyGeopendeDeu-

    re Asi en Internasionaal gewerk,

    waar hy n verspreidingsnetwerk

    naChinagevestighetenhetookdie

    die eerste Chinese Kinderbybel

    ontwikkel. Sy aktiwiteite het egter

    sy regering se aandag getrek en

    Johnny-Li moes na Amerika vlug.

    In 2008 was hy een van die stigters-

    lede van Nexus Missions, wat no

    saamwerk met Chinese organisa-

    sies omdie evangelie langs dieSilk

    Road terug te neem na Jerusalem.

    MikeBurnardsalSondagdieere-

    dienste waarneem, Johnny-Li sal

    die kinders besoek en Veritas Col-

    lege se verteenwoordiger die Bet-

    tysbaai Gemeentesentrum. Die res

    van die program is soos volg:

    Sondagaand 18:30, kerksaal: n

    Bybelse Wreldperspektief, saak

    van lewe en dood.

    Maandagaand 18:30, Kerksaal:

    Islam n Globale oorsig en Islam

    deur die o van die Arabiese lente.

    Dinsdagaand 18:30, Kerksaal:

    Fruitful Practices, aangebied

    deurMike,met insettevanJohnny-

    Li. Ontbytkaartjies (R30) is by die

    kerkkantoor te koop. Navrae:

    Kerkkantoor: 0 028 271 3470.

    Treat your garden plant a tree

    Spring is in the air, and its become a firm

    South African tradition to welcome the

    new season by planting trees.

    During national Arbour Week from 1 to 7-

    September, accredited garden centres around

    the country stock a wide selection of healthy,

    indigenous and environment-friendly

    specimens.

    Theres usually space in the garden for an-

    other tree, whether its one that will grow to

    be a forest giant, or something much smaller

    to attract birds.

    Trees dont live forever, so now is also a good

    time to look carefully at older specimens and

    any lingering alien invaders and consider

    making a replacement.

    Syzygium cordatum is 2012s tree of the

    year. This beautiful plant bears fragrant

    flowers followed by redpurple fruits enjoyed

    by birds and humans alike, and is great for

    gardens in need of a natural screening or a tall

    hedge.

    Trees are for everyone, even for those who

    dont have a patch of garden.Many species are

    happy living in a container on a balcony, and

    the ancient art of bonsai makes it possible to

    accommodate a tree in even the tiniest of

    apartments.

    Dont forget that you can find a calendar of

    events on the websites of the Department of

    Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries via

    www.nda.agric.za/index2012arborweek.html

    and forestry.daff.gov.za/webapp/eventsarbor-

    week.aspx.

    For more information on bringing life to

    your garden, visit www.lifeisagarden.co.za or

    see www.facebook.com/lifeisagardensa. Welcome spring by planting a tree.

    DIS LENTE! Uitbundige en dankbare kleuters van Krappies en Krefies in Kleinmond, met hul pragtige T-hempies wat deur

    Kleinmond Bouhandel geborg is. Marguerite van Eeden van Bouhandel (regs) is hier by die kleuters en onderwysers.

  • Kleinmond Gazette Leader - Hoofartikel Tuesday 4 September 20124

    Riviermondinge voedselryke kindertuine vir seelewe

    HERMAN FOURIE

    ONS streek se riviermondinge maak n be-

    langrike deel uit van die natuurskoon hier

    rond. Eintlik vorm al die riviere tussen Uil-

    kraal en Rooiels deel van die geheel, maar

    diemees treffendevanhulle is natuurlikBot-

    rivier en Kleinriviermet hulle vleie (oftewel

    strandmere of lagoons).

    Onlangs ry ek by Botrivier verby met sy

    mond wat nou weer oop is, is die watervlak

    natuurlik heelwat laer en vir die eerste keer

    in jarre sien ek weer n hele trop flaminke

    indievlakwateroordiesandbankewei, saam

    met npaaranderwadersoortewateknieken

    nie. Goeie nuus vir die omgewing.

    Die Kleinriviervlei (oftewel Hermanus-la-

    gune) se mond is natuurlik ook onlangs oop-

    gemaak toe die watervlakke gedreig het om

    wonings na aan die water te oorstroom, en

    selfs die Uilkraalmond, waarvoor genoegsa-

    me binnelandse watervloei noodsaaklik is

    om dit oop te hou, het na seker twee jaar se

    verstoppingweens nwatertekort stroom-op,

    weer vanself oopgespoel met al die ren.

    Vissermanne en hengelaars besef seker

    ook dat riviermondinge belangrike kinder-

    tuine vir klein vissies is, wat daar in die

    warm, vlak en voedselryke water aansterk

    totdat hulle groot genoeg is om die oop see

    aan te durf, waar hulle dan later as volwasse-

    nes gehengel word.

    As so n monding verstop raak en deuren-

    tydvolvarswateris,gaanbaievandiespesies

    soos veral die modderkrewels en allerhande

    soorte skaal- enweekdiere,wat n belangrike

    deel uitmaak van die voedselketting, metter-

    tyd dood. Dit verg ook n hele paar seisoene

    en gereelde dosisse seewater voordat die be-

    volkings weer vanself herstel.

    nMensvergeetwat nenormevoedselbron

    diekusstrookis:diestrandselfendievlakwa-

    ter wemel van eetbare organismes en plante.

    In China, waar elkemoontlike, selfs ondenk-

    bare ding geet word, gebruik die mense n

    harksoos ngroot fynkamomsandvlooie (na-

    tuurliknetsominvlooieaswatkrewesker-

    pioene is) uit die te sand te oes. Die vlooie

    is trouens verwant aan die

    krill wat die baleinwalvisse se

    hoofdis is, en aanhulle voedings-

    waarde kan niemand dus twyfel

    nie.

    Al die ander, meer sigbare

    skarrelende, kruipende en

    swemmende skepsels in die vlak-

    water is natuurlik effens meer

    vertroude voedselbronne, alhoe-

    wel dit nie sommer in elkeen se

    smaak val om n seekastaiing of

    n chitoon en n bordjie seeslaai

    te geniet nie.

    Onderkant my fonteintjie is

    daar ook kreweltjies wat op n

    haar soos sandvlooie lyk, behal-

    we dat hulle in die vlak bergwater woon. Ek

    vermoedhullevoorouershetbesluitomagter

    te bly toe die destydse strand, wat toe net ag-

    ter my huisie was, begin terugwyk het tot

    waar dit vandag n kilometer verder weg en

    sowat 75 meter laer is as destyds, toe die see

    heelwat warmer en voller was as nou.

    Al wat hierdie goggatjies moes aanleer om

    te kan oorleef was om suur varswater te ver-

    dra en op hulle sye te swem in die dunwater-

    lagies. Daar is geen rede hoekom hulle nie

    ook gekweek en verwerk kan word tot n da-

    nig voedsame kreefpasta nie.

    Bon apptit! fouriejh@mweb.co.za

    Rubriek

    Rubriek

    Film is a window into mankind

    I recently watched Cinema Paradiso, after a

    hiatus of three years. It is one of my all-time

    favourite films; besides the beautiful narra-

    tive and cinematography, the stunning musi-

    cal score by Ennio Morricone continues to

    evoke the most uplifting emotions.

    Going to the cinema and sitting in the dark,

    surrounded by strangers, is an experience

    that should be relished. It is a social occasion,

    anditsapity thatsomanychildrenaredenied

    themagic of the big screen in the Overstrand.

    Maybe someone could get a cinema going in

    Kleinmondbybringing those stories to people

    who have never set foot in a movie house?

    InSouthAfricamanyofourstoriesstillhave

    tobe told.Nigeria,whichhasoneof the largest

    film industries, has its own stable of stars and

    household names. Notwithstanding the fact

    that the process entails a straight-to-video

    structure, often using handheld cameras and

    resulting in three-hour films, it is a bold at-

    tempt to tell their own stories.

    When you cultivate a superpower status,

    your history becomes insular and stops at

    your borders. There is no need to understand

    the culture of supposedly less developed na-

    tions. There is also the attempt to tell the sto-

    ries of others and to perpetuate stereotypes.

    Voyagesofdiscoveryconvenientlyignorethe

    fact that people were already living there, or

    that an advanced civilisation existed in places

    deemed to be savage. Fortunately, technology,

    tourismand even theworld cup dispelled some

    of those rumours of lions in the streets.

    Movies have attracted tremendous atten-

    tion for reasons ranging from information to

    entertainment.The Last Temptation of Christ,

    a film depicting Jesus yielding to temptation,

    elicited strong opposition and picket lines

    from Christians at its opening.

    The power of themoving image served as an

    educational tool for those involved in political

    struggles, bringing forthmovies such asBattle

    for Algiers,OhLuckyMan,Xhala,Z and a host

    ofothers.Thesewerestandardfareforactivists

    duringcolonial andpost-colonial struggles.Be-

    sides feature films, documentaries have also

    made pertinent comments. Issues of gender,

    ecology,sociology,arts,animals, theplanetand

    every aspect of life are documented, indicating

    that a living reality is one worth sharing.

    People find humour during the most repres-

    sive times. South Africans have the ability to

    laugh at themselves its no coincidence that

    the movies of Leon Schuster are the most

    watched films in South Africa. It is a feel-good

    phenomenon thatmost people yearn for, allow-

    ingustoforgetthetroublesoftheoutsideworld.

    Horror filmsdefydescription.Thehaunting

    music, climbing body count and gore cater for

    the hedonist in us. Personally, I would rather

    watch a poignant love scene.

    Film is also a medium that governments

    fear, and when one speaks truth to power, all

    measures are put into place to dilute the mes-

    sage. If the content is too revealing, draconian

    steps are taken even banning of material or

    severe censorship of the filmmaker.

    The Overstrand serves as a location in the

    industry. We should develop the movie busi-

    ness by training filmmakers and setting up

    production companies in the region.

    For the record

    For the record

    I refer to your article Bot River given a gap

    in the above issue of Gazette, and would like

    to point out that the decision to open the Bot

    mouth had absolutely nothing to do with the

    Whale Coast Conservations breaching sub-

    committee.

    They played no part whatsoever in the deci-

    sion. The decision to artificially breach was

    made by a sub-committee established in terms

    of the Mouth Management Plan, comprising

    four persons the Bot River Estuary Forum

    chairman, the Overstrand Estuary Manage-

    ment coordinator, the Overstrand Munici-

    palitys environmental manager and the

    CapeNature Boland area manager.

    The criteria taken into consideration as set

    out intheMouthManagementPlanfor theBot

    Kleinmond Estuary System formed the basis

    of the decision to breach.

    ROBIN PERRINS

    Acting chairperson of the Bot River Estuary Forum

    THE ABUNDANCE OF SPRING: Spring has made an emphatic entrance through the landscape, but

    a little more hesitantly through the weather. But the beautiful scenery around us can certainly be

    enjoyed on its own terms while we wait for the weather to play catch-up. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

    Column

    Column

    Beautiful gestures

    Spring is synonymous with new beginnings

    and quite fittingly it is also Arbor Week from

    1 to 7 September. During this time, trees are

    planted to bring nature into our communities

    and make a stand for the healthier side of life.

    Arbor Day orginated in 1872 in the United

    States territory of Nebraska andwas first cele-

    brated in South Africa in 1983.

    Localgovernmentdoesmakeaneffort totake

    trees into disadvantaged areas, but how won-

    derful it would be if residents joined them in

    this effort and collectively planted a mass of

    trees in thedryanddustystreetsofpoorercom-

    munities.

    The gesture would be greatly appreciated

    and the impact would undoubtedly be positive

    in its encouragement of beauty andpride, even

    amidst poverty.

  • Kleinmond GazetteNews - NuusTuesday 4 September 2012 5

    Alzheimers in focus this month

    Every year since 1994, Alzheimers

    associations across the globe have

    united on 21 September to recog-

    nise World Alzheimers Day. This

    year marks the launch of the first

    international month-long cam-

    paign, World Alzheimers Month.

    The theme for 2012 is Dementia:

    Living Together. Awareness-rais-

    ing activities will take place across

    the world over the 30 days of Sep-

    tember, focusing on reducing the

    stigma associated with dementia.

    The World Alzheimer Report

    shows that there are interventions

    that are effective in the early stages

    of the condition, and that there is

    a strong economic argument in fa-

    vourofearlierdiagnosisandtimely

    intervention.

    For this reason, Alzheimers

    SouthAfrica ispreparing forWorld

    Alzheimers Month by planning

    events that raise awareness about

    dementia.Theseincludetheannual

    seminar inJohannesburg, an infor-

    mation day in Port Elizabeth, and

    aseriesof talksandastageperform-

    ance in the Southern Cape. Details

    of these events can be found on the

    news page of www.alzheim-

    ers.org.za; phone the national hel-

    pline on 0860 102 681.

    A series of talks will also be held

    on 13 and 14September inSomerset

    West.

    To attend the talks contact Jim-

    my on 0 021 851 6886 or at 2 jim-

    my@livewellsa.co.za.

    Lentedag by Rivendell

    As die nuutste lid van die Botri-

    vier-wynroetehetdieboetiek-wyn-

    plaasRivendell opdiehoekvandie

    R44 en R43 deelgeneem aan die

    jaarlikse Botrivier Lentenaweek-

    feesvieringe met n kosmark,

    kunsuitstalling, lewende musiek

    en n spesiale pienk spyskaart.

    In pas met die fees se pienk tema,

    hethulleookoordienaweekhulnuwe

    Ros bekendgestel.

    Talle mense het Saterdag opgedaag

    om Lentedag by die bistro deur te

    bring, en die kinderswas verheug om

    met Wetsi, die draadrenoster, kennis

    te maak. Wetsi is n replika van die

    renosterwesie,Metsi,wat nambassa-

    deurgewordhetvirdibedreigde spe-

    sie.

    Rivendellhetbydigeleentheidook

    n memorandum onderteken om hul

    ondersteuning aan Whale Coast Con-

    servation (WCC) se Red die Renoster-

    projek toe te s. Daarvolgens onder-

    neemhulle omdie boodskapuit te dra

    dat die renosterspesie bedreig is en

    die mens se beskerming nodig het, en

    om n finansile bydrae deur middel

    van verskeie inisiatiewe te maak.

    Die kinders het hulle besig gehou

    met inkleurwerk en speletjies, en het

    vrolik deur die wingerd baljaar ter-

    wyl die ouers rustig die heerlike kos

    en wyn kon geniet.

    Rivendell Bistro is elke dag oop vir

    ontbyt,middagete, koffie enwynproe.

    Skakel 028 284 9185 of besoek www.ri-

    vendell-estate.co.za.

    Die kinders het dit geniet om kennis te maak met Wetsi, die draad-renoster. Hier (van links) is Nickolas en Chloe Sleenhof, Kyle

    Scorgie, Daniel Carr, Lucy Pringle en Josephine Carr. FOTOS: HEDDA MITTNER

    Norah Hudson van Rivendell en Rob Fryer van Whale Coast Conservation (WCC)

    teken die memorandum waarin Rivendell hul ondersteuning aan die WCC renoster-

    projek toes. Langs Rob is Sheraine van Wyk, WCC se Eco-Schools kordineerder,

    (agter) Brandon Scorgie van Rivendell, Mike Bayer, voorsitter van WCC en Alda du

    Plooy, n vrywilliger van die renoster-projek.

    Norah Hendriks, Wilna Hendriks, Elmien Naud vanWalker Bay Art Gallery en kunste-

    naar James Robertson het by die Lentedag by Rivendell kom uitspan.

    Die Stoepsitters boere-orkes het Saterdag musiek gemaak by die Botrivier-basaar.

    PIENK EN PLESIERIG:

    Angeline Marais en Ma-

    riska Plaatjies het Sater-

    dag die koue trotseer en

    met hul warm glimlagte

    besoekers byWildekrans

    verwelkom.

    FOTOS: ANNETTE THERON

  • Kleinmond Gazette General - Algemeen Tuesday 4 September 20126

    Rooiels from lawless

    hideaway to tranquil getaway

    ROOIELS

    Strandlopers of the Chainoqua tribe,

    runaway slaves and sailors used to in-

    habit the caves and small beaches in the

    Rooiels area. At times they conducted a

    reign of terror, causing severe problems.

    The farmWaaygatbecametheproperty

    ofAdrianLouwin1760, andafterhimthat

    of his son, Jacobus. In 1899 the Walsh

    brothers bought the land, and in 1930

    Hangklip Beach Estates became the

    owner when Youldon, Porter and

    Clarencebought the farm for 20 000.Roo-

    iels was laid out on a section of the farm

    and proclaimed in 1942.

    More than one coastal town was

    planned and laid out in distant Johannes-

    burg and promulgated there.

    Thiswas the casewith Pearly Beach and

    with Rooiels. Beautiful full-colour bro-

    chures of the proposed towns, showing

    where two hotels, a school and even an air-

    port were going to be built, were compiled.

    In her booklet, simply titled Rooiels, Rita

    Blakerelateshowtheseadvertisersshowed

    boathouses on the Palmiet River and a golf

    course in their plans.

    True development at Rooiels stood virtu-

    ally still until afterWorldWar II, when the

    new road, Clarence Drive, from Gordons

    Baywas opened. In 1942 a radar stationhad

    beenbuilt atRooiels tomonitornavalactiv-

    ities along the coast. Two radar screens

    were erected at Hangklip and Bettys Bay.

    These were shrouded in secrecy. Today,

    thebuildingsaccompanying the formerare

    part of the Hangklip Hotel, and at Bettys

    Bay the erstwhile barracks have become

    Mooihawens. Since the old road fell short

    of military requirements, construction of

    anewroadcommenced in 1942. Italianpris-

    oners of war worked on the project. A per-

    mit was required to travel on this road.

    Previously, theonlyway to reachRooiels

    was via Sir Lowrys Pass and a low-water

    bridge over the Palmiet River, so the new

    road was a real improvement.

    The first shops were opened in 1970. Es-

    komelectricitywaslaidonin1992.Between

    1991 and 1998 the people of Rooiels were en-

    gaged in a fierce battle with Somchem, a

    subsidiary of Armscor. The latter had ob-

    tained the rights to utilise the area above

    Rooiels as testinggrounds forammunition.

    This would have caused untold ecological

    and other damage. Rooiels won the battle

    and Somchem withdrew in 1998.

    In its short existence, Rooiels has accu-

    mulated a wealth of stories about fires,

    shipwrecksanddeserters, andevenghosts.

    It has a very pleasant swimming beach

    called Waaigatbaai.

    A number of well-known film actors own

    property at Rooiels. For instance, the ac-

    tress Trix Pienaar has made a refurbished

    train carriage her home.

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    Wall of Fame honours donors

    The Hermanus Animal Welfare Society

    (HAWS) is renovating its buildings to accom-

    modate its own clinic for treating welfare cli-

    ents animals.

    As it stands,dogsandcatsneeding treatment

    have to be sent to private vets, but when the

    upgrades are completed participating vetswill

    be able work from the societys own clinic.

    Thiswill be especially helpfulwhen animals

    need to be sterilised.

    However, the society is in desperate need of

    funds to complete the clinic, and especially to

    install fibreglass hospital cages that are easy

    to clean and insulate.

    The society is putting up a wall of fame on

    its premises, and anyone who donates over

    R1 000 towards the clinic will have their name

    added to the wall.

    ) If you would like to help the society com-

    plete its clinic, please considermaking an elec-

    tronic funds transfer to the HAWS.

    Donated building materials would also be

    deeply appreciated.

    Forany further information, includingbank

    details, please give get in touchwith Ilze Smith

    by calling 0 082 856 8391.

    ERKENNING VIR HARDE WERK: Hierdie groepie studente van Boland College-Kleinmond Kampus

    op die Mthimkhulu- perseel gele het Vrydag 17 Augustus hul gradeplegtigheid op Worcester saam

    met ander studente bygewoon. Hulle is (van links) Candice Louis, Denzil Davids, Lindy Marais en

    Egan Swarts. Hulle is ook van die eerste groep studente wat opleiding aan Boland College op Kleinmond

    ontvang het. FOTO: VERSKAF

  • Kleinmond GazetteGeneral - AlgemeenTuesday 4 September 2012 7

    DEON JOUBERT

    Kiekieklub n Grootse Poging vir

    fynbos.

    Aangesien kaartjies verkoop is vir

    sop en heerlike tuisgebakte brood

    voor die vertoning begin het, het die

    verrigtinge in die Kerksaal plaasge-

    vind. n Stewige bedrag is ingesamel

    ter stywing van die Fynbos Dienssen-

    trum se fondse. Baie dankie aan Ave-

    ryl Pepper en haar span wat verant-

    woordelik was vir die voorbereiding

    van die eetgoed.

    Hierna hetWicus Leeuwner vir ons

    sy aanbieding gedoen wat hy Cele-

    brating Nature noem. Wat n pragti-

    ge manier om die Hand van ons Skep-

    per inelke toneel omons indienatuur

    te kan bewonder. Sy uitstaande fotos

    gekombineer met lieflike musiek

    neem jou op n vlug wat nie maklik

    vergeet sal word nie. Sy fotos het ons

    deur die Overberg geneem en daarna

    het ons n draai gemaak by De Hoop

    se pragtige sandduine.

    Toe kon ons die blomme van Nama-

    kwaland bewonder met gesigte van

    plate blomme asook nabyskote waar

    onsindiehartvandieelkeblomgekyk

    het.DieRichtersveldseberge, rotsfor-

    masies,kokerbomeenvergesigte isel-

    ke fotograaf se droomenas nmeester

    sy fotos met jou deel is dit n reis wat

    jou elke keer na jou asem laat snak.

    Die volgende stopwasdiewilde per-

    de van die Namib. Wat n pragtige ge-

    sig as n perd op sy agterpote vasge-

    vang word asook n merrie met haar

    vul wat n slukkie melk soek. Perde

    wat aanstap na die watergat met n

    wolk stof wat hulle agtervolg op die

    uitgestrekte vlaktes bly maar mooi.

    Dievertoningisafgesluitmet nver-

    sameling fotos van Sossusvlei en

    Dooievlei. Die kontraste tussen lig en

    donker van die duine is ongelooflik.

    Woorde ontbreek omal diemooi te be-

    skryf wat in hierdie aanbieding van

    Wicus saamgevoeg is. Ons kan maar

    netonshandesaamslaanendankbaar

    wees vir die voorreg om dit te kon er-

    vaar.

    Baie dankie Wicus.

    Ons kompetisie met die tema Kin-

    ders het soos verwag baie inskry-

    wings gelok enMichael Flemminghet

    n reuse-taak gehad om die wenners

    aan te wys. Hy het die fotos bespreek

    en die volgende wenners aangewys:

    Eervolle vermelding Hennie Beu-

    kes, Elsa Crous, Deon Joubert, Chris-

    toKok, enTobiLeonhard. Indie derde

    plek Nico Jacobs, tweede Frans van

    der Merwe en in die eerste plek Pieta

    Pieterse.

    n Foto wat Pieta Pieterse ingegee

    het vir kommentaar, wat gewoonlik

    nie in aanmerking kan kom vir pryse

    nie, is deur Michael uitgesonder en

    met nmeriete toekenning vereer. Dit

    is net die agste foto in die Klub se ge-

    skiedenis wat so vereer word. Veels

    geluk aan die wenners. Die wenfotos

    word by Kleinmond Apteek, Spar Su-

    permark, Kleinmond-biblioteek en in

    die Kerksaal vertoon.

    Dankie aan ons borge wat ons help

    om van die Kiekieklub n sukses te

    maakenbyname isditKleinmondSu-

    perspar, Kleinmond Apteek, ASK Se-

    curity en Montagu Padstal.

    Ons volgende byeenkoms sal op 25

    September om 19:00 in die Biblioteek-

    saal plaasvind. Die kompetisie se te-

    ma is Emosies en moet nie later as

    12:00 op 21September 2012 ingehandig

    word (in my posbus).

    Maryna Loubser sal vir ons n aan-

    bieding doenvanhul onlangse toer na

    Turkye.

    Die rels vir u inskrywings bly die-

    selfde, met n maksimum van twee fo-

    tos per persoon en die fotos moet as-

    seblief n Jumbo (15 x 10mm)groot-

    te wees wat op n B4 (die helfte van

    A4) vel ligte wit karton gemonteer is.

    Onthou ook om wondergom te ge-

    bruik om die fotos te monteer.

    Ons program vir die jaar is soos

    volg:

    Temas:SeptemberEmosies.Okto-

    berOpekategorieenNovemberSel-

    fone.

    Daar sal ook n werkwinkel aange-

    biedwordmetkamera-tegniekeenna-

    by fotos in Oktober.

    Sien julle daar,maar onthouom jul-

    le kameras te laat werk, werk, werk,

    werk.

    Kontak Deon Joubert (028) 271 3069

    \ 082 412 5976 of Yvonne Olivier (028)

    271 5180 vir enige verdere inligting.

    Dagboek:

    21 September: Fotos vir die kompe-

    tisiemet die tema Emosiesmoet nie

    later as 12:00 ingehandig word nie.

    25 September: Die Kiekieklub by-

    eenkoms om 19:00 in die Biblioteek-

    saal.Die inskrywingsvirdiekompeti-

    sie met die tema Emosies sal beoor-

    deelword.MarynaLoubsersalvirons

    n aanbieding doen van hul onlangse

    toer na Turkye.

    Meriete toekenning: Pieta Pieterse

    Eervolle vermelding: Tobi Leonhard

    Eervolle vermelding: Christo Kok

    Eervolle vermelding: Deon Joubert.

    Eervolle vermelding: Hennie Beukes

    Eervolle vermelding: Elsa CrousDerde plek: Nico Jacobs Tweede plek: Frans van der Merwe

    Ou snoekgronde

    deliver the goods

    THEweatherlastweekendwas

    not conducive to shore an-

    gling, although anglers who

    found protected spots in the

    Gordons Bay area reported

    some good catches.

    Both the Gordons Bay har-

    bours (Harbour Island and old

    harbour) offer some good spots to

    fish from,both inside andoutside

    the harbour walls.

    Just after dark and very early

    in the morning, both venues de-

    livered white steenbras, kob and

    other bank fish, although the wa-

    ter is pretty cold.

    The inside and outside of the

    Gordons Bay harbour are sandy,

    and saturated with prawns and a

    few species of worm.

    Whenfishing in thedark,green

    glow beads are always a good bet.

    White steenbras seem to be at-

    tracted to them.

    This time of the year is also ide-

    al for galjoen and steenbras fish-

    ing off Mosselbank in front of

    Harmony Park.

    These open sandy stretches be-

    tweenthereefsalsohaveanabun-

    danceofwormandprawn,andbe-

    hind Mosselbank the tidal swim-

    ming pool is an excellent place to

    pump prawn and worm.

    Hardy anglers who are able to

    wade out to the Torinkie reef,

    which is on the right-hand side of

    Mosselbank, oftenmanage to bag

    white stump, white steenbras,

    dassie and galjoen on prawn or

    very fresh mussel.

    A few years ago the Steenbras-

    gat area, which is situated on the

    left side of the swimming pool,

    was more accessible when the

    area was not fenced off and the

    road leading to the spot was not

    closed.

    Steenbrasgat is easily seen as

    the reef is steeply peaked, and

    even during high tide it can be

    easily reached and safely mount-

    ed.

    Boatangling lastThursdayand

    Friday was very fruitful, with

    snoek caught in many places

    along False Bay, but last Satur-

    day thewind and swell prevented

    most craft from entering the wa-

    ter. Even the WP Inshore West

    league boating competition was

    cancelled due to the inclement

    weather.

    The weather last Sunday only

    allowed a few larger boats to

    catch a few snoek well inside of

    Cape Point.

    LastMonday quite a number of

    snoekwere caught from the Cape

    Point area.

    Professionals who went out

    fromGordonsBayharbourtothe

    ou snoekgronde had up to 100

    large snoek per man.

    A few craft that went out at

    Hangklip Bay also had reasona-

    ble catches. Steven Grobbelaar,

    who ventured out in a kreef bak-

    kie, caught 100 snoek alone.

    The snoek price varied from

    R35 to R50 on the slipway.

    The newly built fish-cleaning

    building has become a very con-

    troversial issue of late due to the

    fact that the facility has been

    locked during this recent unprec-

    edented snoek run.

    The official in charge of the

    keys and building, Johannes

    Hendricks, explained that the

    cleaning of fish has become ama-

    jor health hazard due to the fact

    that the tender to clean and re-

    move the bins from the fish

    -cleaning building has not been

    issued,andthereforethebuilding

    has been locked.

    He said to fill thebins and leave

    them inside or outside the build-

    ing would cause another major

    health problem. Many ratepay-

    ers, fishermen and fishmongers

    wish this debacle to be cleared up

    immediately by the health de-

    partment and town councillors.

    The passing away of well-

    known fishing personality Clive

    Stumbo Mason, and the more

    recent death of Dirk Koch, also a

    professional fisherman, came as

    sad news for family, friends and

    our fishing fraternity.

    ) For all your reel repairs and

    services contact Art on

    0 021 854 3831

    Sendyour fishingnewsandpho-

    tos to2 bjridgway@telkomsa.net

    Strand shore angler Robert Walker holds up the fine six-kilogram white steenbras

    he caught from Strand beach on Saturday 25 August.

  • Fisherhaven | Hawston | Kleinmond | Bettysbaai | Pringlebaai | Rooiels

    Year 2 Dinsdag 4 September 2012 | Tel. 028 312 3717

    Ashwin ploeg terug in streek met skoletoernooi

    Ashwin Willemse en die Greensmile Founda-

    tion hetVrydag 24Augustus die finaal van die

    GreenSmile Foundation-rugbytoernooi in Ca-

    ledon aangebied.

    Agt skole het aandie finaal deelgeneem,wat

    bestaan het uit die bowl, plate, shield en cup-

    uitspeelwedstryde.

    Die agt skole het tydens die Suid-Boland-li-

    gawedstryde uitgespeel om vir die finaal te

    kwalifiseer. Die betrokke skole is deur Ash-

    win geidentifiseer om aan die kompetisie teel

    te neem om die spelers meer blootstelling te

    gee en daardeur rugby te laat groei.

    Volgende jaarsaldieskole in ndeurlopende

    kompetisie deelneem, punte opbou en dan so-

    doende kwalifiseer om in die finaal te speel.

    HawstonSekondrisaswennersvandiedag

    gekroon en het die Son-wisseltrofee gewen

    deur Emil Weder Sekondr te klop.

    Die gees waarin die kompetisie gespeel is,

    asook die atmosfeer wat geheers het, het die

    uitslae vandiewedstrydeoorheers.Rugbyhet

    op di dag gesevier en bande is gesmee.

    Die deelnemers hetmet die blootstelling nu-

    we doelwitte vir hulself gestel om nie net as

    span te groei nie, maar ook as individue.

    Namens die deelnemende skole: Swartberg

    Sekondr, Albert Myburgh Sekondr, Gans-

    baai Adademia, Hawston Sekondr, De Rust

    Futura, Groenberg Sekondr, Villiersdorp Se-

    kondr en Emil Weder Sekondr wil die skool

    graag vir Ashwin dankie s omdat hy terug-

    ploeg in die streek waar hy grootgeword het.

    Opregte dank ook aan die kunstenaars vir

    die wonderlike atmosfeer wat hulle geskep

    het, aan plaaslike besighede vir hul bydraes,

    asook al die borge wat die glansryke dag

    moontlik gemaak het.

    Ashwin Willemse met Alex Kleinsmith op die dag.

    FOTO: ANDR DE BRUYN

    Football Foundation kicks it forward

    Employees of the Football Foundation of South Africa (FFSA),

    together with a group of volunteers, recently donated clothing

    to the Hawston community.

    The itemswere originally donated by theMarcos Senna Foun-

    dation in Spain. Senna, a Brazilian-born footballer who plays

    forVillarreal, visited theFFSAearlier this year.After returning

    to Spain he set about collecting T-shirts and shorts from football

    clubs to donate to the FFSA in Gansbaai.

    Wanting to share this amazing gift, our staff has beenvisiting

    various communities in theOverberg delivering clothing, says

    Natasha Bredekamp, project coordinator.

    ThegroupvisitedStAndrewsChurch, aswell as theOverberg

    Community Hospice and Jubilee Haven.

    Jesse Beesems, Kon-

    stantin Koerner, Bulela-

    ni Mtobela, David

    Knuffman and Mziyan-

    da Matiwane bore gifts

    of clothing to women

    and children in Haw-

    ston in celebration of

    Womens Month.

    David Knuffman shows a box full of clothing given to patients at the Overberg Community Hospice.

    n Heerlike

    voorsmakie vir

    Botrivier-uitdaag

    MARIA HERBERT

    Met die koue wat wyk en lente wat wink, is

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