6500 COPIES Sedgefield Knysna Wilderness George THE FREE Issue 509 P O BOX 1424 SEDGEFIELD 6573 The Edge Building, 63 Main Road TEL: 044 343 2415 FAX: 086 695 8936 CELL: 072 516 4701 Email: [email protected] www.edgecommunitynews.co.za 22 March 2017 COMING SOON TO A VILLAGE NEAR YOU There’s been some frantic mosaicing over the last few weeks, as the opening day looms for the Masithandane Interactive Mosaic Park or Octopus Garden Under the Sea as it has been named. The park, situated at Scarab Village, has been an ongoing project since January 2016, and not only boasts the huge octopus pictured here, but also other mosaic art, including an orca, a dolphin and a stage/theatre screen. Other additions will be up-cycled musical instruments and pavers created by children. Set to officially open on 1 April, the one-of-a-kind park is supported by the National Lotteries Commission as part of Masithandane’s new skills transfer income generation job creation projects. To assist the mosaic team in meeting the deadline, a number of local residents have been arriving to ‘plak’ mosaics and rounded pebbles on the huge octopus tentacles. “Actually it’s quite therapeutic!” said one happy new mosaicist. Masithandane Chair Jacky Weaver points out that anyone is welcome to join in the mosaicing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for the next two weeks. Scarab Village co-owner Andre Knoetze is delighted to provide a home for Masithandane’s Octopus Garden Under the Sea WATER SITUATION WORSENS As the rivers of Greater Knysna face almost no flow and the Akkerkloof Dam drops to 39 percent, the Knysna Municipality has announced Level 3 Water Restrictions with immediate effect. This includes Sedgefield. in the flow of all our rivers from which we extract our water being almost nonexistent. We have no option but to place our Municipal area on Level 3 water restrictions,” said Knysna Acting Municipal Manager, Johnny Douglas. “Greater Knysna has not had decent rains for months now, resulting Currently the Knysna, Gouna, Karatara, Homtini and Goukamma Rivers are experiencing extremely low flow. The new Level 3 Water Restrictions include all previous restrictions and dictate that: • Municipal potable water be for human consumption only • Absolutely no watering of gardens (not even with a bucket) • No washing of vehicles and/or boats • The restriction of usage by all residents and businesses to 20 Kl/month. • Residents utilizing more than the 20 Kl/month will be identified and notified to install water restrictive devices • A punitive tariff (75 percent additional) will be added for usage above the 20 Kl/month “We are currently faced with extremely high water usage within the area. This situation can be ascribed to the many premises within Greater Knysna being unmetered, and the dry conditions which are causing pipe breaks within our water system. As the dry soil heaves, the water pipes move and fracture,” explained Douglas, adding “The daily usage of our residents and businesses could be further reduced to assist with this crisis.” To help mitigate the serious water shortage in Greater Knysna the Municipality is in the application process in terms of section 55 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act 57 of 2002) to declare Knysna Municipal area as a local disaster area. The area has been under water restrictions since the drought in 2009, during which the two desalination plants (Sedgefield and Knysna) were constructed in an effort to alleviate the dire situation. Knysna’s current abstraction rights from the Knysna River allow for 300 litres/second, but as a result of the serious drop in flow, only around 100litres/second can be abstracted. “This morning we have received several reports of water pumps caveating (sucking air) due the low levels of Greater Knysna rivers,” Douglas said. During an emergency meeting attended by the Knysna Municipality, (Continued on page 2) in my best Sean Connery voice, smiling smugly to myself whilst checking my profile, showing a few teeth, and even doing a little flex here and there. “Yip,” I congratulated the welltoned image in front of me, a little louder so that Mrs Ed could hear and have the opportunity to shower me with enthusiastic agreement, “Not too shabby at all. Late thirties? Early forties at a push, but no-one would believe past fifty….” O n e s h o u l d n ' t e v e r, EVER, have to wear reading glasses, unless one is reading. Now THAT should be a human right. Just don't. That's my advice. Perhaps I should explain, so that you, dear readers, both understand. The other day I walked into a local business, one whose owner (let's call him Bob, he’ll like that) we have been dealing with on and off ever since we moved to Sedgefield back before the turn of the century. I hadn't seen... er... ‘Bob’ for quite a while, and thought it was time to catch up, so I asked the stooped old man working behind the counter in the faded Iron Maiden t-shirt if the boss was around. He looked at me quizzically through the glasses perched on the end of his nose, and said “I am the boss.” I couldn't help but catch my breath. Quickly digging my own reading specs out of my top pocket, I leaned over the counter and studied his face intently. “My goodness!” I thought, recognising my old colleague's features, albeit vaguely, “It IS Bob. I wonder what happened. He's looking so old!” He was indeed - his face was a puffy sort of ‘I made it to the top of the Karatara Hill’ red, and there were wrinkles around his eyes, Sedgefield business wrinkles. The sort you get from squinting into your empty petty cash tin for too many years. His hair was a grey version of grey. Not turning grey, or hinting at grey, or even mostly grey. It had made the decision, taken the plunge and gone the whole grey hog – white was the only way to go from there on. And that wasn’t all his hair - more than a little of it was missing – perhaps pulled out during the 90 days of November that plague the Garden Route business calendar. I was about to ask if he had been suffering from dehydration, fallen asleep in a pickle barrel… or perhaps consumed too much Sedgefield tap water, when I realised he was staring right back at me, with his own incredulous look. And the longer he stared, the paler his ruddy complexion turned. “Sorry….T'Ed…. I didn't recognise you,” he whispered, sympathetically leaning forward to look at my face a little more Page 2 THE EDGE closely, “Is everything ok? You…. Er…. You look er….. Have you been ill?” *Sigh* Once we had both gotten over the shock, which was only possible when our reading glasses were safely back in our shirt pockets, we had a nice little reunion cup of coffee together, and reminisced about the good old days when Sedgefield was its own town and the Mayor was also the fridge repair man.... it was pleasant. But the sting of Bob's rather harsh observations on my appearance hardly diminished in any way, not even with the extra shot of caffeine. In fact, the phrase that he used more than thrice ('My old haggard friend' Can you believe it?) remained firmly etched on the walls of the 'Particularly Annoyed' compartment of my grey matter (that's brain, not hair) when I got to our front door that evening. Convinced I was still a fine specimen of youth, or at least the younger side of middle age, and that Bob's obnoxious remarks had been purely defensive because he personally had 'let himself go', I decided that a little reassurance wouldn't do me any harm. Pushing past Mrs Ed who was busy counting out vitamin pills on the kitchen counter whilst torturing some poor casserole to an untimely death in the oven (who says she can’t multi-task?), I sauntered to the mirror in the hallway and had a gander at myself. I felt an instant flood of relief. What had Bob been on about? Looking terrible? I didn't look so bad at all, nowhere near as wrinkled as he was. And you could barely see my bald spot…..s. “You might want to try looking through these,” said Mrs Ed from behind me as she pulled my reading glasses out of my pocket and popped them onto my nose….. She is such a cruel woman. I swear I could hear her chuckling under her breath as I stared at the revised and, admittedly, better focused image of me, staring back at me. It wasn't. A pretty. Sight. At all. I think the phrase that sprang to mind was “Gnaaaaaahhhhhh!!!” Was that me? Really? At first I thought not. There were so many wrinkles that surely some conniving comedian had somehow spun the room round and I was looking at the picture of my father on the mantelpiece? But then I was shocked to see my own jaw drop… in shock. How could it be me? The face had wild, grey, unchartered eyebrow forests. It had jowls which had dropped to where they could scrum down against a full pack of chins… and there was no sign of my original brown hair colour, though perhaps that was because the light was reflecting on the thinning area and…. OH MY G O O D N E S S ! WAY WA R D NOSTRIL HAIRS? Mrs Ed, handing me an antiinflammatory, three multivitamin capsules and a calcium supplement, my fur-lined Crocs, and a warm glass of milk. “That's why you have to sit on the stairs to tie your shoelaces …. and the men at the petrol station call you 'Oupie'…. and some of the shops offer you discount on Thursdays.” I was still feeling more than a little melancholy later that evening. “But I feel so YOUNG and STRONG still,” I whined, lying back on the World’s Most Comfortable Couch my head on Mrs Ed's lap. “And I have all this energy, and so many plans, things I still want to do, before…. You know…. Before old age sets in.” “That's fine,” she comforted, stroking my forehead encouragingly, “You can do whatever you want. The sky's the limit. You could even…. No…. perhaps not…” “What?” I said, sitting up, “What do you mean 'perhaps not'? What is it that you think I can't do?” “No, it's silly,” she said, “Forget it. I couldn't ask someone of your age to do such a thing.” “No really!” I threw back, a little affronted that she didn't believe in me. I stood up and squared my shoulders. “You said the sky's the limit. That I could do anything I wanted?” “Yes but...” “What is it?” “Could you…..?” “Yes? TELL ME!” “….Pack the dishwasher?” “Ummmm...It's been a very long day. I think I'm going to bed.” “Yes – it's almost 8.30,” she sighed “You’d be mad if you didn’t!” WATER SITUATION WORSENS (Continued from front page) Provincial Department of Local Government and Treasury, as well as the Eden District Municipality, several measures were discussed to help mitigate the water shortage. “Through its Disaster Management Centre, the Provincial Department of Local Government undertook to take our current highrisk water situation to the Provincial Cabinet to declare Greater Knysna a disaster area. The various departments and Eden District Municipality have undertaken to offer as much support as possible to ensure that Greater Knysna does not reach Level 4 restrictions. This level will result in the closing of water valves to be opened through a roaming area three hour based timetable (water shedding). In essence forcing us to implement water outages!” In closing Douglas thanked all Greater Knysna residents and businesses for their water saving endeavors and asked that they join the Knysna Municipality in becoming the area in the Western Cape that utilizes the least water per head. “I put the challenge to each one of our community members. Let’s show the world that we can stand as one and save our precious commodity, water,” concluded Douglas. “When did this happen?” I exclaimed, slumping down on the couch and ripping my glasses from my face with such venom I felt my back spasm. It didn't help that at that precise moment my voice croaked like Joe Cocker with laryngitis. “When did I get….. so…. Old?” “It's been a while now,” soothed In fact the more I looked at my reflection, the more confident I got. “I really have aged well,” I said ISSUE 509 22 March 2017 COPPER THEFT AND BURGLARIES INCREASE According to Mike Hofhuis, the head of Sedgefield’s Community Orientated Policing (COP), crime has spiked once again with numerous burglaries taking place in and around the village. Of particular concern is the ongoing trend of copper theft. In the last two weeks at least a dozen Sedgefield houses have suffered loss of copper pipes and fittings. “And those are the cases that have been reported,” Hofhuis said, “We are certain there are more incidents that haven’t been brought to our attention.” The perpetrator pictured right was caught on Saturday 11 March at approximately 5.45pm. When ADT officers spotted him in the Sedge Hill area carrying a large, heavy-looking rucksack, t h e y w e r e i m m e d i a t e l y Caught red-handed. This suspect was arrested after stolen copper suspicious as he has been was found in his possession. previously arrested for copper security company officers were theft. Before they could stop him Whilst Hofhuis is exceptionally called in at 17.30, 18.30 and impressed by the selfless actions he ran into the thick bush. again at 22.30 to attend to But the quick-thinking officers of the ADT team which go above different cases of house breakand beyond their call of duty, he knew what he was up to and, ins in Sedgefield. Though each after calling COP for back-up, believes that it is high time the time the perpetrators escaped scourge of copper-theft is they drove around to capture, extensive searches Bleshoender Street on the other addressed. “Please be aware that side of the block. When he even since the arrest of this man, located their contraband hidden emerged from the bush 15 a lot more copper has been in nearby properties. This minutes later, the perpetrator stolen. There is certainly more included bicycles, flat screen walked straight into their arms. than one team of perpetrators, TVs and even a safe. He was searched by the COP and our only solution is to Hofhuis says the good news is team, then taken to the local identify who the local buyer is.” that SAPS have seriously upped SAPS station to be charged. Other burglaries are also on the their game in Sedgefield. COP members wasted no time in increase, though it seems the “I really must applaud SAPS for collecting 100 signatures from their fantastic work this Sedgefield and Smutsville to perpetrators are not managing to weekend,” he said, “We have had get away with their ill-gotten oppose bail for this habitual copper thief. He was due to goods. On Friday 17 March COP t h r e e p o l i c e v e h i c l e s i n appear in court on Monday 20 volunteers, SAPS members, Sedgefield at any one time, and Knysna’s Business Against their response time has been March. Crime Organisation, and various brilliant.” ISSUE 509 22 March 2017 THE EDGE Page 3 of Page 4 THE EDGE is as a result of ISSUE 509 22 March 2017 Murder in Kraaibosch Estate, George Within five hours after the lifeless body of 77 year old Isabella Christina Kruger was discovered in her home situated in the Kraaibosch Estate opposite Garden Route Mall in George, detectives investigating her murder arrested two suspects aged 31 and 28 years old. The deceased was discovered in her bathtub on Saturday, 18 March at about 12:00 by her daughter, George police were dispatched to the scene as well as the emergency services. The breakthrough in the case came after detectives received information from a member of the public who had seen one of the suspects earlier in a Honda Jazz, belonging to the deceased, on the Old-Knysna/George road between George and Hoekwil. On Saturday, 18 March 2017 at about 17:50, members of the investigation team pulled the suspects over on the N-2 near Victoria Heights. At this stage the two men were driving an old Opel Corsa hatchback. The SAPS members searched the vehicle and found suspected stolen goods, amongst which were a laptop and other valuables belonging to the deceased. They also confiscated the Corsa. The two suspects were arrested on the spot and detained at the George police holding cells they were due to face a charge of Murder. However the following afternoon the 28 year old suspect was released after his alibi had been followed up. “At this stage there is not enough evidence to link him directly to the crime,” explained SAPS Spokesperson Captain Malcolm Poje. The 31 year old suspect was charged with murder and made his first court appearance on Monday, 20 March 2017 at the George Magistrates' Court. Poje says that the investigation is continuing “An autopsy will be conducted on the deceased’s body early in the week to determine the possible cause of her death,” he said, “The Eden Cluster Commander, Maj Genl. Oswald Reddy has commended the Trio Crime investigating Team, assisted by George SAPS Detectives and the Local Criminal Record Centre's Forensic experts for their sterling work and dedication that led to the apprehension of the suspects.” Municipal Manager Resigns During Hearing Suspended Knysna Municipal Manager, Grant Easton, t e n d e re d h i s resignation on 15 March, during a disciplinary hearing. According to a press release from the Municipal Communications Department, the disciplinary hearing was convened after Easton was c h a rg e d l a s t y e a r w i t h misconduct in relation to several serious irregularities which occurred during his tenure. At the hearing the Municipality called several witnesses to testify in the case against him. "In the opinion of the Municipality, the evidence against Easton was overwhelming. However, Easton unexpectedly tendered his resignation, effective 30 April, during the hearing ," the release stated. back to the 2014/15 budget year," the release read. "The total cost of proceedings is yet to be finally calculated. The Municipality has a constitutional imperative to investigate misconduct and to discipline staff and the cost could not be avoided. The Municipality accepted the resignation, which brought an end to the employment relationship, and the purpose of the disciplinary hearing was mooted. "Easton is legally entitled to receive all benefits which accrued to him prior to his resignation. This includes past accumulated leave days and an old outstanding bonus dating And the Band all Played Tiddley Om Pom Pom . . . At the culmination of the Slow Festival (14-16 April), traditionally held on Easter Sunday, the crowds arrive and wait along the Sedgefield streets in eager anticipation for the climax of the Slow Festival; the Easter Street and Band Parade. The siren sounds and the long procession of delightful, colourful, weird and wonderful beings begins moving. It has become a favourite of visitors and locals, both participants and bystanders alike. Last year, local businesses got very competitive and rather imaginative in making fantastic creations and floats for the Easter Street parade! The prize for Best Parade Creation was deservedly won (for a second year running) by the Sedgefield Craft Brewery, Tony Hunter and his enthusiastic team. This year's Parade is set for Sunday 16th April and it's once again time for planning those floats, creations and fancy outfits!! Let's make it the best yet! A particular (and perhaps peculiar) attraction and highlight this year will be a bunch of bandy and hairy legged gents prancing down the streets in orange tutus together with a group of lavish ladies looking lovely in orange ISSUE 509 22 March 2017 beards. Join them! Also, the winning float from the 'Anything that Floats' event, spectacular costumes from Melodramas past, the Church of Resurrection and St Albans brigade marching band and 2 giant heavy draft Percheron horses and their cart! “We can assure the public that no settlement was entered into, and Easton was not paid out for the rest of the term of his contract. He will also not receive any bonus for the 2015/16 budget year or the 2016/17 budget year." SLOW FESTIVAL ORGANISERS ARE PLEASED TO WELCOME BUSINESS ARTS SOUTH AFRICA AS SUPPORTING PARTNERS With the application being done in conjunction with Sedgefield Pick n Pay, Slow Festival organisers are pleased to welcome Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) as supporting partners to the Festival for a third year. The BASA Partnership Toolkit for the Arts has been created for both arts organisations with existing sponsorship relations and those looking for new and additional partners. “The fact that the Slow Festival has events within it that currently have sponsorship; namely Pick n Pay as title sponsors of the Goukamma Traverse Trail Run, and that the Festival is still looking to involve sponsors going forward, meant that BASA were able to partner with the Festival on this basis. We will be using the BASA funding as a contribution to the marketing costs of the Festival” said Festival organiser Amanda Dixon. development of the arts sector in South Africa and contributing to corporate success through Shared Value. Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) was founded in 1997 as a joint initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture and the business sector as a public/private partnership. Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) is an internationally recognised South African development agency with a suite of integrated programmes implemented nationally and i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y. B A S A encourages mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts, securing the future P r o g r a m m e s & C o m m u n i c a t i o n s O ff i c e r, Tshepo Diseko of BASA, said “Business and Arts South Africa's Supporting Grant programme is designed for artist/arts organisations and businesses, to assist in activating partnership for a cross-section of arts projects in different regions of the country. This is done by providing financial support to a project that is in an already existing relationship between a business and arts organisation. We believe that the partnership between the Slow Festival and Pick n Pay is a great one, proving to be both mutually beneficial and rewarding for both the organisation and business. We thank Pick n Pay and the many other sponsors for the generous support they are lending to this festival and trust that our support of the Slow Festival will assist in ensuring that Pick n Pay, and other businesses, continue to invest in the arts.” We would like to encourage businesses to strut their stuff and promote themselves while having a whole lot of fun at the same time! There will be a grand first prize for Best Parade Creation of a 2 night stay at an AfriCamps camp for the best float! The Parade will start at the Sedgefield Primary sportsgrounds and wind its way through town to the Village Green. All those with floats, bands, fancy dress or whatever you can think of and who wish to participate should gather there on Sunday 16th April at 12h00 ready for the start of the parade at 13h00 sharp. The final Slow Festival Prize Giving will take place directly after the finishing of the parade on the Village Green which will then be followed by a special Easter celebration with choir concert and dancing. Come along and join in the fun! For more information, please contact parade co-ordinatorAmanda : 072 949 3002. THE EDGE Page 5 REMEMBER TO WATCH DEMI IN MISS SA Gazebos Donated to Sedge Primary The new Miss South Africa 2017 will be crowned at Sun City on Sunday, March 26, with the pageant broadcast live on Mzansi Magic (Channel 161) and M-Net (Channel 101) at 17h00. Sedgefield residents will no doubt be rooting for our very own Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, the ex headgirl of Sedgefield Primary, who is one of the 12 finalists, because we are sure she has the right stuff. “Our Miss South Africa should represent values women today can relate and aspire to. A wholeness. How she values not just herself, but those around her. How she has lived this. And importantly her resilience and empathy,” says judge Gisèle Wertheim Aymes. Surely she was describing Demi-Leigh herself? All the best Demi! The Right to be Human How Human Rights Impact Your Life So very often we tend to associate Human Rights with political innuendos, aspirations and causes; or think that they are associated with major groups or incidents in our societies. Yet sometimes we forget about the little things right at our doorstep. Take some time and imagine that you were … • A young woman that was walking home from your job as a waitress late at night and was attacked and raped. As a result you were considered ruined, dirty, an easy target, etc. • A man from a highpowered business that for various reasons went belly-up and all of a sudden you were nothing … And your wife blamed you for the situation. • A very religious young man that had come to SA from a country up North to find a better life and had to deal with all the prejudices because you were too black, could not speak a local black language and were exposed to serious personal danger – Xenophobia. • You are a normal family and suddenly your son or daughter introduces you to their gay partner. • You were a mother that had said a hasty goodbye to her child on the way to school one normal morning and then later had a knock on the door to say there had been a bus accident. • Your daughter is in a very abusive relationship and you do not know what to do to help her. • You have an extremely poor self-image and always in fear of circumstances. • A member of your family has died and you simply cannot cope. • Your house has burned down and you have no idea what next. • You have nothing… no work, no income, no support, no one to turn to, no prospects, NOTHING. • You have HIV/Aids and what now …? • You have to go through a divorce and cannot afford a lawyer. • Your husband you have loved and supported over so many years has suddenly found a new partner. • You have no career experience and a very limited income Page 6 THE EDGE You may think these are all everyday occurrences that happen the world all over – and you are right to think that, but consider at any given time you may find yourself in any one of these situations and each one is an infraction of human rights. Being human, we all will experience trauma, pain and life's battles, but let us remember we have the right to feel and the right to express and the responsibility to make it happen for us – therefore find a safe person to talk to about what life hands you. "We are way more powerful when we turn to each other and not on each other, when we celebrate our diversity… and together tear down the mighty walls of injustice."~ Cynthia McKinney, American politician and activist How can we stand together in such instances? Well here's what FAMSA can do to help: • Counselling/Emotional support (there is so much misperception re “counselling” for so many of the above problems). • Training and workshops to create awareness and enable members of the community to acquire the necessary skills to address these challenges. • Community projects to address the challenges and needs of all women and men. • Support services to address trauma, court support and general information. • Provide Trauma Support for individuals through Group Information sessions. • Support to Trauma workers & survivors as well as on-going training for Trauma workers & interested members of the community. • Reaching out to women, empowering them with skills and knowledge in order to develop their confidence within themselves and identify resources to which they have access. • Women encouraging one another through workshops and information sessions. • Women are encouraged to find solutions for the challenges they face under various circumstances. • They are provided with skills that enable them to move towards more positive circumstances for themselves and their families. "It means a great deal to those For many years our kids had to gather and sit in the sun at major sport events, but not anymore! A big THANK YOU to sponsors : Mariette from Pine Lake Marina; Christo and Mariska from Rex Construction; Francois and Ute Rousseau from Francois Rousseau & Co; Zelda from Dazel Garden Designs; Erich from Herselectric and Mike Roets from the Montagu Property Group for their generosity and giving hearts. Thank you to Ricky Portway who saw the need and started this whole initiative - we are very grateful and appreciate all your efforts in organizing this. Thank you to Gazebo World in George for these high quality products that we will use with pride at all sporting events in the future. If you would also like to sponsor a gazebo please feel free to contact the school at 044 3431650. Sedgefield Lions News . . . Another successful Tortoise Tuff has just been completed- well done Darryl Webber and his Striders team for putting together another successful event! who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. Never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant." ~ Desmond Tutu In any given year we reach literally thousands of people through counselling and through training, community projects and workshops. None of the people who come to us benefit only as individuals, but when the actual impact is measured it is at least triple the number of people who are positively affected by FAMSA's intervention. What have you done to support this? What can you still do? Lions manned 3 water tables again this year. There is great rivalry and camaraderie amongst the Lions tables to see who can bring the trophy home. The innovative costumes and ideas on how to make the runners have a good time gets better and better! Well done team Lions - the trophy comes home to us again!! Ninja turtles, bubbles, water pistols and "run through showers" all made for a fun day! Lion Eric Roper arranged a street collection during December and also had collection tins placed in Guest Houses and businesses in town. This project raised enough money to buy much needed first aid stock and supplies for the Sedgefield Life Guards. “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” ~ Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani education activist FA M S A K n y s n a o f f e r s assistance to all members of various communities. Clients have a safe, confidential environment where they can be assisted. FAMSA Knysna can assist you with the tools that one needs to be able to be effective. Contact FAMSA Knysna on 0 4 4 3 8 2 5 1 2 9 / [email protected] or our office in Plettenberg Bay on 044 5330515 / plettenberg @famsa.org.za for more information and to start building a stronger relationship in your Family today. So for 2017, let us unite in the stand against hate and abuse, let us live and grow together as a family and strive for better Human Rights – especially the small ones so easily overlooked. “Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.”~ Bob Marley, Jamaican singer Lion Eric Roper, Mike Wood and Lion President Eric Watson. Mike Wood, Co-ordinator and trainer of the Life Guards was very pleased with the donation and thanked the Lions for their valuable support. Mike also praised his team of life guards for their dedication and quality of service given on our beaches during the festive season. So all round, a great success story and one Sedgefield can be proud of. Thanks must also go to the Sedgefield community for supporting the street collection. Well done Mike and team! Shelley van Eeden (left) seen handing a cheque over to the George Cansa representative Jackie Biljon after the recent very successful CANSA Shavathon held at the Mosaic Market. ISSUE 509 22 March 2017 Knysna Business Forum Seeks Cohesion Caring for Women . . . and children by Martin Hatchuel Dr Gauri Lowe is a holistic women's health doctor who is new to the area. As a community based practitioner she would like to introduce herself and inform local residents of the services she offers. A group of Knysna's business people has formed an interim business forum that will seek to foster cohesion among residents, the municipality, and the town council in order to grow the local economy. The forum - which includes developers, tourism product owners, retailers, manufacturers, and professionals (amongst others) - aims to establish a local Chamber of Business aligned to national organisations like Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), and the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI - formerly the South African Chamber of Business). Dr Lowe is a medically trained doctor, having completed her internship at George Hospital several years ago. Since then her experience and training, including her travels overseas, have led her to focus on holistic and integrative approaches for women and children. "The idea is to collectively remove impediments to growth so that everyone will benefit," said founding member Ronnie Webster of The Featherbed Company. He said that the new organisation's value drivers include fostering growth in an organised and responsible way; fostering global connections through local interests; respect for the ecology of the area and for our shared and separate cultural heritages; and an understanding that Knysna's economy is based on value creation through the manufacture of products that have global reach. “Above all, though, our values are driven by the need for inclusion and unity - which can be achieved even if the parties don't always agree with one another.” Restaurateur Charles van Tonder of the Emporium Team said that the Forum's strategy is to develop and facilitate an 'attract-retain-and-grow' plan for the local economy. "We will to do this through talking to the Municipality, the Council, and local, regional, provincial and national stakeholders who have the interests of local business at heart. "We want to see the local economy transformed into to a representative one that's young, vibrant, multiracial, and innovative," he said. Mike Mills of Belvidere Manor said that the forum has established three working committees. "The Negotiating Committee will talk to the Municipality about the challenges facing the town - which includes the management and maintenance of our infrastructure - while the Chamber Committee will guide us through the process of establishing the Chamber, and the Tourism Committee will concentrate on the management and marketing of Knysna as a destination.” Advertorial and breastfeeding support. “Many women have a hunger for a more balanced approach for themselves and their children,” she says, “People are becoming more aware of overuse of antibiotics, the importance of nutrition as healing and alternatives to modern medicine.” You can read more about Dr Lowe on her website www.drgaurilowe.com. or contact her on 081 779 7788 or email [email protected] Dr Gauri Lowe “With a medical, herbal and functional medicine background, I work with lifestyle and stress, nutrition, gut healing and herbal/ mineral supplements,” she says, adding that her approach includes creating an empowered awareness around women's rights, roles and support structures, specifically around maternity care. Besides consulting she also runs herbal workshops for women and kids – where they learn and make their own remedies - as well as women's support circles and retreats. Her passion is working with women. She works with menstrual symptoms and problems, hormonal imbalances, women feeling burnt out and overwhelmed, unsatisfied with their bodies, their fertility, postpartum problems, libido as well as women simply looking for more natural support for their body and symptoms or natural approaches during pregnancy Dazel Runners : A Full Team Effort! by Melanie Baumeister This year for the 20th Tortoise Tuff. Zelda Delport of Dazel Nursery sponsored and kitted out her work force to participate in the Tortoise Tuff as a team building initiative. Of course these fit people all finished in good time and had a great time doing it! What a great way to support a local event and draw our community together both at work and at play. From (L-R) Zelda, Prince, Victor, Samuel, Austen, Mduduzi, Rodger, Gappie, William and Mark in the very front. "We'll invite local business people to join us once we've agreed on our model for the Chamber," he said. To advertise in the Slow Festival Orange Edge special edition Call Joy on 082 389 2024 or 044 343 2415 ISSUE 509 22 March 2017 THE EDGE Page 7 DIARY DATELINE 22nd March -5th April 2017 Wednesday 22 8:45am Guided meditation @ The Well, Plumtree Centre 2-5pm Sedgefield Tennis Club (Social) 5:30pm Sedgefield Striders- 5km time trials meet @ Bowling Club 6:30-10pm Badminton Town Hall. -----------------------------------------Thursday 23 6am Eden Cycling Road bikes & MTB’s depart Cycle Worx. All welcome. 7:30am Sedge Gentlemen’s Golf @ The Links 11:30-12:30 Community meal at St Francis United Church, Swallow Drive - outreach to lonely & hungry. 2:30pm Bowls coaching 5:15pm Guided meditation @ The Well, Plumtree Centre ___________________________ Friday 24 8.00am Ladies Golf @ The Links Course 9.00am Line Dancing @ St. Anthony’s. 084 549 3967 10- 11:30am Anchusa meet @ St Francis Church hall 044 343 1099 4 - 8:30pm Friday Supper & Craft Market. Follow the scarecrows from the N2 up Welbedacht Lane, Knysna @ Montessori School. ___________________________ Saturday 25 Sedgefield Striders morning runs call 072 516 4701. 7:30am-12 Wild Oats Community Farmers’ Market 8am - 2pm Mosaic Market 8am - 1pm Scarab Craft Market 12-1:00pm Sedgefield Interchurch Prayer Group at Grace Fellowship ___________________________ Sunday 26 6am Eden Cycling Club Group Social outride departs Cycle Worx. All welcome. ___________________________ Monday 27 6:30-10pm Badminton Town Hall 7pm Duplicate Contract Bridge in Catholic Church Hall. 044 3432158 ___________________________ Tuesday 28 6am Eden Cycling road bikes & MTB’s depart Cycle Worx. All welcome. 2:30pm Bowls coaching ___________________________ Wednesday 29 8:45am Guided meditation @ The Well, Plumtree Centre 2-5pm Sedge Tennis Club (Social) 5:30pm Sedgefield Striders- 5km time trials meet @ Bowling Club __________________________ Thursday 30 6am Eden Cycling Road bikes & MTB’s depart Cycle Worx. All welcome. 7:30am Sedge Gentlemen’s Golf @ The Links 9 for 10am Knysna U3A meet at Brenton on Sea Community Hall. 11:30-12:30 Community meal at St Francis United Church, Swallow Drive - outreach to lonely The editor has full discretion as to which letters to include or exclude and no argument, badgering, cajoling, bribery or heated conversation will be entered into. Opinions expressed in published letters and articles are not necessarily those of the management and staff of The EDGE Community Newspaper. Dear Editor, Petition to the Premier to Assist Sedgefield GO GEORGE bus service to enable people to get to both George and Knysna. Minister. We must put pressure on our Municipal Councillors to address the Bus Service. In November last year another group of Students prepared to leave school after Grade 7 because they do not have the resources to travel to a High School in George or Knysna. Coupled with this was the annual increase in crime in our Village. This petition was signed by more than 1100 people living in Sedgefield - that is more than 10% of the entire community. I thank everyone for signing the petition but am stumped as to what to do now. Rodney Nay I took the opportunity to prepare a Petition to our Premier, Ms Helen Zille asking for her help because our Municipality could not assist. I asked for three things: 1. A Police Station or at least a fully staffed permanent facility in Sedgefield. 2. A High School and or Adult Training Centre to give the youth a better opportunity to secure work. 3. An extension to the exiting Should your association, charity or group have any forthcoming events, please send us details so that we may publish them in our next issue! Page 8 THE EDGE Premier Zille's response clearly shows that either the Provincial Government or the DA do not really care about our Village. It is more important to spend time and money on throwing mud at each other in parliament or the newspapers. If truth be told, I do not even think she personally wrote the letter because it shows no interest or care about Sedgefield. Premier Zille explained that she is powerless to assist. Why she has Ministers at Provincial level when they are powerless is beyond me. For the Police Station and High School, we must contact the ANC National In Memory of Leon Leon du Toit (55yrs) a local cabinet maker, who was well known at Scarab Market, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday 13th March 2017. He was much loved and admired by his friends and clients alike. Leon was a skilled carpenter who had a flair for the unusual, so his kitchens and furniture always had something special about them. A gathering of his friends to honour him was held under the Red Roof at Scarab on Saturday 18th March 2017. He is sorely missed by his family, his very special daughter, Georgie and his cats. Congratulations Oom Freddie who recently turned 101! Many may remember Oom Freddie when he lived in Smutsville. Oom Freddie now resides in Vermont Old Age Home in Knysna. What a milestone. We wish him all the best! & hungry. 2:30pm Bowls coaching 5:15pm Guided meditation @ The Well, Plumtree Centre ___________________________ Friday 31 8am Ladies Golf @ The Links Course 9am Line Dancing @ St. Anthony’s. 084 549 3967 10- 11:30am Anchusa meet @ St Francis Church hall. 044 343 1099 4 - 8:30pm Friday Supper & Craft Market Follow the scarecrows from the N2 up Welbedacht Lane, Knysna @ Montessori School. 4:30pm MOTH meetings at Lions Club. Ph 044 343 1996 ___________________________ Saturday 01 Sedgefield Striders morning runs call 072 516 4701. 7:30am-12 Wild Oats Community Farmers’ Market @ Swartvlei 8am- 1pm Scarab Craft Market 8am - 2pm Mosaic Market ___________________________ Sunday 02 6am Eden Cycling Club Group Social outride departs Cycle Worx. All welcome BIBLE TRUTH FOR THIS DAY PLEASE NOTE: Letters to the editor must be submitted with the author’s full name, address and phone number. If a writer does not wish his or her name to appear in print, a ‘pen name’ (nom de plume) may be included. Email letters to: [email protected] ___________________________ Monday 03 6:30-10pm Badminton Town Hall 7pm Duplicate Contract Bridge in Catholic Church Hall. 044 3432158 ___________________________ Tuesday 04 6am Eden Cycling road bikes & MTB’s depart Cycle Worx. All welcome 12:30 Arthritis Foundation meetings @ Die Ou Kaross Hotel, Wilderness. Info Moira 082 729 4509 2:30pm Bowls coaching. ___________________________ Wednesday 05 8:45am Guided meditation @ The Well, Plumtree Centre 2-5pm Sedgefield Tennis Club (Social) 6:30-10pm Badminton Town Hall. SEDGEPLAYERS AGM NOTICE will take place on 29th March 2017 at 18:30pm at Pelican Lodge Everyone who is interested in amateur dramatics is most welcome to come along and see what Sedge Players is all about. On Foot in the Garden Route On Foot in the Garden Route’s much awaited 4th edition, covering walks in the area from Dana Bay to Buffalo Bay, has been published. Author Judith Hopley first published her book in 1993 with the 3rd edition being produced in 2003. More of a carry it with you guide than a coffee table book, On Foot is very popular with locals and holiday makers keen on exploring the trails on offer in this area. It contains 14 maps along with descriptions of well over 14 routes. The revision of the book for the fourth edition took Judith almost a year, compiling numerous updates using information provided by walkers doing the routes. 2 Tim 3:1,13 "..in the last days ....evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." Mark 7:9 "..you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition" (eg substitute sabbath). Mark 10:17-19 When asked: "What shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" Jesus pointed to His Ten Commandments Law. Ps 25:4,5 "Show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths. Lead me in Thy truth ..." 081 270 7212 On Friday 24th March, Judith will be launching the book at Deo Gratia in Sedgefield, where she will be happy to meet readers and sign copies. If all goes well a further publication covering walks from Jubilee Creek to Storms River will be available in the future. The cover price of On Foot in the Garden Route is R165.00. ‘His Precious Diamond’ wins top S A award South African author, Pixie Emslie, was awarded the South African Writers' Circle (SAWC) Quill Award for the best published book of 2016 at a ceremony held on Saturday 11 March 2017 in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal. The SAWC is a nationwide group of writers and poets that encourages and assists all writers, new and experienced, and promotes the art of creative writing in general. The SAWC is the only association in South Africa which runs monthly competitions covering the whole spectrum of fiction and nonfiction writing, including novels, short stories, flash fiction, stories for children and young adults, poetry, plays and scriptwriting, humour, crime and mystery writing, romance, fantasy and science fiction as well as articles, book reviews and essays. Professional writers judge these competitions and each entrant receives a full critique on work submitted, whether they are prize winners or not. The prizewinning entries are published in the monthly newsletter, and go forward for judging in the annual awards competition. Presenting the award the Chairman of the SAWC, Brigitta Simpson, said they were delighted that Pixie had won it. 'It is wonderful that you are a winner, we are very happy for you! It really is a grand award and His Precious Diamond, set in Cape Town and on the Garden Route, is a delightful romance. Well done.’ Pixie, who was represented at the awards ceremony by a writing associate, Nikki Grantham, said she was honoured to be this year's winner. 'I suppose all us writers dream of writing ‘That book’ – and as we struggle over the words, and the plots and the characters that seem to develop a mind of their own, we , (or I certainly do) , wonder if everything will ever come together to make something readable. 'As a Natal University graduate I started my writing career on The Daily News (as Pixie Malherbe) in the early 70's so I am proud to be associated with KZN again,' she said. ‘ I actually started trying to write romance years ago. I had aspirations of making my fortune. Well, as hard as I tried I could not master the genre so left it alone for a while. Instead I wrote about what I knew best, mining. And for that book, Cry of the Rocks, the South African Writers' Circle gave me the best Self-Published book award. But romance still lay at the back of my mind and I finally came back to my stories. This time though, I realised that I needed to write about what I know – people and places right here in my part of the world, in the Cape and on the Garden Route. And His Precious Diamond is the result. 'I was thrilled when Pegasus in the UK accepted it, but I must tell you that subsequently I have been disappointed by the lack of response from South African outlets. It turns out that the wholesaler or agent that Pegasus uses is not longer operating in South Africa and so none of the book stores have been able to stock it, as far as I can tell. I am trying to rectify that – but in the meantime I tell everyone to nag their bookstore, but also to order it on line, either as a paperback or an e-book.' The Fascinating World of the Knysna Estuary by Judy Dixon On Thursday 30th March at 10am in the Brenton on Sea Community Hall Dr. Richard Barnes will share the results of his research on the benthic macrofaunal biodiversity in sheltered coastal marine systems. Since the Knysna Estuary has the distinction of being the top estuary in South Africa, it is significant that a person of Dr. Barnes status has been involved in the Knysna Basin Project and the information he will impart will be most interesting and topical. Born in Wimbledon, he has done research in coastal zones from 60 degrees North to 34 degrees South (our own!) and from 130 degrees West to 159 degrees East, almost the whole circumference of the globe! His interest in the Knysna Estuary is in the seagrasses and the richness of the species that live and shelter there. We had a glimpse of the importance last year when Louw Claassens shared her research with us, and Dr. Barnes is about to expose us to the fascinating interactions of the inhabitants that abound. Dr. Barnes' research has resulted in him being elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of South Africa, an award of the Bicentenary Medal of the Linnean Society of London, and the naming of crab Macrophthalamus barnesi. The doors open at 9am when tea, coffee and biscuits are served, and the meeting starts promptly at 10am. Members pay R5 and non-members R10 towards the hire of the Hall. All are welcome and any enquiries can be addressed to Judy Dixon (0723906667) ISSUE 509 22 March 2017 Pick n Pay Goukamma Traverse & Family Fun Trail Run “Online entries for the Pick n Pay Goukamma Traverse and Family Fun Trail Run have been open since mid F e b r u a r y o n www.trailrunning.co.za and entries have been streaming in. We've had entries and enquiries from some of SA's top trail runners too. Being limited to 250 entries, avid trail runners will need to be quick off the mark to secure themselves a place!” said event organizer Amanda Dixon. Starting with a pont ride across the calm Goukamma River on Sat 15th April, the 19km race starts from the western side of the river and sets off on 4km of single track, tackling the first of five climbs. Opening onto a short 'jeep' track for a short section, the route again threads onto a single track Dune Milkwood forests, swathes of Fynbos, over the undulating series of dunes with spectacular ocean and lake views and eventually leading to Lake Pleasant and ending on t h e Vi l l a g e G r e e n i n Sedgefield- the hub of the Festival. The 2016 Goukamma Traverse attracted a top field of trail runners and was a raging success. “Absolutely awesome run!” raved one trail runner. “I think this event has become one of the "must run" trails on the calendar” and “I have done over 30 trail runs around the country over the last few months and I rate this as one of the best there is!” commented another. “We have 4 great sponsors on board this year- Pick n Pay, SOGA Organic, AfriCamps and Vivolicious Native Sport which means that we have both cash and great prizes up for grabs!” said organizer Amanda Dixon. SOGA Organic will be sponsoring buffs to the first 50 online entries and there is R5000 in cash prizes up for grabs as well as Vivolicious and Native Sport vouchers to be won. The main lucky draw this year is a 2 night stay for 5 people at an AfriCamps camp. Naturally wanting to attract the shorter distance runners, youngsters and families, a 5.5km Family Fun Trail Run is also being offered under the Pick n Pay banner. This event starts and finishes on the Village Green in Sedgefield and routes along the scenic fisherman's trails along the edge of the Sedgefield lagoon. Registration for the 19km race will take place at the Info centre in the Goukamma Reserve whilst those wanting to do the 5.5km route should enter at the Village Green in Sedgefield. Sedge Pick n Pay manager Edwin Bartie comments “We're thrilled to be involved with this prestigious event once again this year, now in its 6th year. Pick n Pay will be there every step of the way. We will have a water table for the longer route and the substantial prize money up for grabs for the 19km and 5km race will surely be a huge drawcard to enter.” Do NOT miss the Goukamma Traverse, it's one of the most spectacular runs you'll ever do!! E n t e r o n l i n e a t www.trailrunning.co.za or on the day. For more details, www.slowfestival.co.za or www.facebook.com/slowfesti val.co.za . Mr Maka Makes it to The Tshisa Talent Finals by Melanie Baumeister Our favourite and famous Tigger Reunert and Mayoress, Eleanore Bouw-Spies will be there to help us discover local talent from underprivileged communities and empower them to carve out sustainable careers. Amanda Valela will judge the dances and Zikhona Nweba, Fringe Manager for the National Arts Festival, will inspire the performers to greater heights. Proceeds from the ticket sales goes towards developing the artists. At the auditions in the Smutsville Community Hall in December 2016 there was a lot of talent to be adjudicated and quite a few teams qualified for the semi-finals. As the competition became more fierce and the process went on, one talent stood out 'Mr Maka' goes on to The Ts h i s a Ta l e n t F i n a l s competition which will be held at Oakdale on Saturday 25 March 2017. Trevor Maka (23) has been dancing since he was 11 years old and now, due to his success in this National Arts Council of South Africa and Knysna Municipality initiative, he is able to offer his services as a teacher and coach to other youths who would like to learn his 'pop & lock' and 'everything under the sun' dancing skills. Tshisha Talent has organised a venue in Knysna at the Chris Hani Community Hall, with a sponsored sound system, they truly do support the talent when they find it! Trevor has 9 students at the moment, the youngest of which is 16. Mr Maka in action. Photo by Emma Rorke. Wow, 'Mr Maka'! May your endeavours go from strength to strength! But first, the big question is: Who will win the Ts h i s a Ta l e n t Competition Finals Knysna 2017? It's hot, it's exciting and it is spreading like a wave of love across the Garden Route … Tshisa Talent! After 4 years of great success in discovering, developing and promoting sizzling talent that is brewing with in the community, Tshisa Talent has realised the dream of extending the program into Knysna with the assistance of the National Arts Council of South Africa and Knysna Municipality. ISSUE 509 22 March 2017 Heat turns coal into diamonds and that is what we have discovered in Knysna. Come and see some of the great local drama productions by Jodene Brown and Redefined which are destined for the Baxter Theatre. Come and tap your feet to our great and original rap artists like Element Himself, Mr Maka, The Profesa and the engaging “Nkosazana and The Voice”. Megan Charles will have you mesmerised and Killer Toonz will enliven you. The delightful traditional dance group Sakhuluntu and the Royalty Choir are destined to delight our tourists. You don't need to go anywhere except Oakhill School on 25 March as it is all happening in Knysna, naturally. There will be some delicious snacks to wash down with cool wine and fruit punch while you listen to the tailor made tunes of Roy Taylor before joining the Celebrity Judges in making the ultimate decision… who will be the Winner of Tshisa Talent Knysna 2017? HEAR FOR YOU! I’m often asked why I studied to become an Audiologist. A desire to help and improve the wellbeing of others and an inspirational film on the life of Helen Keller, who was born deaf and blind put me on the path of Audiology. As such I qualified as a Speech Therapist and A u d i o l o g i s t f r o m Wi t s University in 1987. My passion for hearing health care is the main driving force behind my Audiology private practises in Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and more recently Sedgefield. I have been a resident of beautiful Plettenberg Bay for the last 20 years. At ADVANCED HEARING, improving your hearing is not our only concern. With over 20 years experience we strive to provide personalised, caring and comprehensive, state of the art audiological services for those with hearing loss and tinnitus. Untreated hearing loss is associated with several other health risks, including Diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Risk of falling Audiologist Michelle Ash increases, as does mental and physical fatigue. Improving your hearing health is therefore considered a priority for us. We pride ourselves on fitting the most technologically advanced hearing aids, from the best manufacturers available. Everyone deserves the easiest, most natural listening experience. Hearing aids come in 3 different performance levels to suit your personal needs. The best hearing aids in the world will not help, unless it is fitted correctly. That is why we perform Real Ear Measurements, in order that we can deliver a premium experience and the results you expect from your investment. Your hearing aid fitting is just the start of your journey. We want to be with you for the long term. The success of our business is based on developing relationships with our clients. That is why we offer a strong aftercare service, so we can make sure your hearing aids are working for you today and every day. Follow the Road to the Finals on https://www.facebook. c o m / Ts h i s a Ta l e n t a n d w w w. t s h i s a t a l e n t . c o . z a Tickets available from Knysna Tourism, at the door or through Gaillene via [email protected] .co.za or 083894 9384 and 044533 0942. THE EDGE Page 9 Sedgefield VLV verken die Montagu Pas en Omgewing deur June Lotz by Janet Ebersohn VLV Sedgefield-tak gaan gereeld op interessante uitstappies. In die begin van Maart het lede, met hul gades en geselle, die Montagu pas en omgewing verken. Hulle besoek Herold, die historiese dorpie, Herold Wines Landgoed en die Suid Afrikaanse Brouery hopsplaas. Herold, die pragtige 1870 Karoo dorpie is geleë halfpad tussen George en Oudtshoorn, aan die bopunt van die Montagu Pas. Die eertydse poskantoor en polisiestasie geboue word tans bedryf as die “Over the Mountain” gastehuis. Hier drink die Sedgefielders 'n lekker koppie tee en bewonder die oorspronklike Geelhout vloere en vensterrame en Dennehout plafonne. Baie van die statige ou meubels is gemaak van plaaslike Swarthout. Alhoewel die N G Kerk, fokuspunt van die dorpie, eers in 1954 ingehuldig is, is daar geen tekort aan historiese sjarme nie. Met die instap heers daar 'n gewyde atmosfeer en hang daar 'n swaar reuk van hout in die gebou. Voor in die kerk pronk die groot hout preekstoel van dieselfde hout as die lang aaneenlopende hout banke. Op die gallery 'n orrel met reuse orrelpype. Net 'n paar kilometers van die dorpie was Herold Wines Landgoed se produksielyn in volle swang. Hier is die hele proses verduidelik, van die aanplant van die wingerd, tot by die proe van die wyn. In 1999 is So what should we, the Sedgefield residents be doing Page 10 THE EDGE living organisms. As humans we have the power to destroy the environment and other species, but it does not give us the right to do so. People and nature are intimately integrated. Each affects the other. An example of this relationship would be the current water shortage crisis that we are experiencing due to the low levels of rainfall. What are you doing to conserve water? We constantly have rubbish lining our streets and areas of natural beauty, what do you do about this? Do you walk over the rubbish or pick it up? The attitude of “I did not place it there” and “it's not my problem” is a big concern. Our values and morals toward the receiving environment need to be reassessed. Why do we live in Sedgefield? Is it for the beauty of the nature all around us; the mountains, the sea, natural forest and estuary? Or is it for the abundance of birdlife; hearing the Fish Eagles call? There may be many other reasons but everywhere I go and all the tourists that I meet seem to love the nature that surrounds us on a daily basis. Sometimes we can get so enthralled in our work and personal lives that we forget the reasons for us living in this small paradise. die tradisionele hopslande vervang met 'n verskeidenheid Pinot Noir variteite wat baie goed in daardie klimaat aard. Intussen is nog kultivars suksesvol aangeplant, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon en Chardonnay. Dié plaas spog met 7 wyn-etikette en die VLV groep kry geleentheid om dit alles te proe. Daar is ook 'n draai gemaak by die naburige plaas. Hierdie plaas behoort aan die Suid Afrikaanse B r o u e r y. H u l l e v e r b o u verskillende kultivars van die hopsplant. Dit was oestyd, 'n skouspelagtige gebeurtenis. Die lang groen hopsranke het soos gordyne van die stropers af gehang. Die besoekers leer meer oor die produksie en gebruik van hops. Die hopsplant is 'n meerjarige slingerplant. Die enigste kommersiële gebruik vir die plant is om die bitter smaak aan bier te gee. Slegs die blomkegels word gebruik. Die res van die plant word teruggewerk in die lande en dien as bemesting. Die spesifieke kultivar hops wat op daardie oomblik geoes was, word uitsluitlik gebruik vir die maak van Brutal Fruit. Jan van Riebeeck het reeds die eerste jaar van sy aankoms uit Nederland in 1652, die eerste hops in die Kaap aangeplant. Na nog 'n leersame uitstappie ry die groep deur die skilderagtige Montagu Pas met al sy interessante stilhou plekkies, terug Sedgefield toe. Earth, our only home provides us with freshwater, clean air and all the food we require. Our entire life support system is dependent on the well being of all living species on Earth, however in return for all this, we pollute Earth. We pollute our own drinking water sources including pollution of oceans, rivers, lakes and reservoirs. We pollute the very air that we breathe. We tend to forget that our actions not only negatively impact us as humans, but also all other We all play an important part in protecting our receiving environment. What are the benefits to us as humans living in Sedgefield to protect and care for the environment? Taking care of our receiving environment will boost tourism; create recreational activities like picnics, sunsets and long walks on the beaches or forests. Taking Earth is our home care of our water will prevent waterborne diseases. It will preserve diversity of water dependent plants and animals, and preserve various natural services of aquatic ecosystems (flood control, aquifer recharge, etc.). Taking care of our forests will entail that we have clean air to breathe and prevent certain lung diseases. Taking care of our biodiversity will increase our quality of life. Therefore, there is no reason to not preserve and care for our receiving environment. Think twice before throwing rubbish or rubble on a side walk or dumping in the forest and other natural areas of beauty. We have licensed municipal dumps; we have a wonderful recycling centre. Take a bag with on your next walk to the beach to pick up the rubbish. Educate the people around you. Every little bit an individual can do to make a difference in protecting our environment will result in a big change if we all work together. This is our one and only home. Let us make a concise effort to look after it for future generations to also enjoy. Die tema vir Maartmaand se VLV vergadering was Landbou en Zelda Delport van Dazel Kwekery by Scarab gee praktiese raad oor tuinmaak. Die volgende vergadering word gehou op 19 April 2017 om 14:30 by die NG Kerksaal te 7 Hoepoelaan, Sedgefield. Alle vroue is welkom. Vir meer inligting skakel Hendrien Fourie by 073 246 8833 of 044 343 1809. GEARING UP FOR GREEN “Nor any drop to drink”. What an appropriate piece of poetry for our Municipality, because you can't drink the sea, unless you have a desalination plant!! Last Thursday, our Mayor, Eleanor Bouw-Spies was interviewed on SAFM evening news because it had been reported that Knysna had only enough water for about thirty days. Here in Sedgefield, the situation is not quite as dire, thanks to the Karatara River, which is still flowing strongly enough to keep us supplied. But, given the recent rainfall pattern, this could change. If the Karatara becomes incapable of meeting our needs, there are boreholes, but their ability to supply continuously is questionable. Our last resort is the desalination plant, which is now working, but at a cost higher than the money that we pay in our water tariffs. Environmental Issues about this? We have to try even harder to s a v e w a t e r. T h e Wa t e r Research Water, Water Everywhere? ... Commission has a very useful booklet called “How To you can do to make your meter Save Water” which you can less easily accessible. The download from their website – same goes for copper pipes www.wrc.org.za. Most of the fitted on the outside of the hints are obvious – fix leaks, house – they too are vulnerable only use full washing machines with more than sixty thefts of and so on. pipes reported this year.. And Another news item which I think it's fairly common knowledge is relevant. The couple who own that there are people in the house next door to me Sedgefield who will pay cash arrived from Cape Town to find for scrap metal. Hopefully, that their water meter had been SAPS know this. stolen. Fortunately, the thief What all this says, I think, is shut off the Municipal water that we as a community have main before sawing through the go the extra mile to use water as pipes on either side of the meter sparingly as possible. Be very – see attached picture. I'd say aware of how much water you that the theft would have taken use and what you use it for. about a minute. Nowadays, the This will save you money. Municipality use water meters Report any leak you see and made of plastic, but if you've got watch to see that it is fixed. an older brass meter, see what I think the final piece in this jigsaw is to make sure that the Municipality keeps us well informed about present and future demand and plans to meet them. We have a body called the Water Forum, which tries to keep the community well informed. Unfortunately, it has not always been possible to get clear answers, but the view is that the newly elected councillors are well aware of communication problems and committed to dealing with them. Information requested from public on stolen vehicles in Knysna The Knysna police want to urge the public to come forward with any information that may assist with the investigation into stolen vehicles in Knysna. A total of three vehicles have been stolen in the Knysna policing precinct since the beginning of March 2017. Perpetrators targeted vehicles that were parked outside premises. Second incident been stolen when he woke up the The complainant parked the following morning. vehicle, a red Mazda 1992 Model w i t h r e g i s t r a t i o n n u m b e r No arrests have been made yet. CX51316, in the parking area Investigation into these cases outside the premises at Roos continues. Bolton Street, Knysna Heights The Knysna police want to urge on 9 March 2017 at 18:00. When the public to come forward with heForest woke Lodge up theComplex following• 044 343 2580 any information that may assist morning he discovered that the with this investigation. This vehicle was missing. investigation is being conducted by the Vehicle identification Third Incident The vehicle, a white Isuzu bakkie Section (VIS) which is based in with registration number G e o r g e . A n y o n e w i t h BDF387EC, was parked in the information may contact the yard outside the house in investigation officer, Sergeant Grysbok Street, Buffalo Bay on 9 Sipho April, at 044 802 4909. March 2017 at about 19:00. The owner discovered the vehicle had Mari’s Dress & Designs First incident The owner parked his vehicle, a green Toyota Conquest, outside his residence at Ngalo Street, Khayalethu, Knysna on 3 March 2017 at about 02:00. He later discovered that the vehicle was stolen. This vehicle was found abandoned in the area with some items removed from it. Industrial UnRevolution ISSUE 509 22 March 2017 Annual Jaguar Simola Hillclimb For motoring and m o t o r s p o r t enthusiasts, their love of the automobile has been fostered over years of dreaming about iconic cars and the drivers that made them famous. Traditionally relegated to memories and museums, there's one place in South Africa where these legends come alive again – and that's at the annual Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which takes place in Knysna from 4 to 7 May, 2017. Back (L-R) Jonathan Britton, Joe Kroon, Rosie Wise, Warren Page, Garth Dominy, Kate Southey, Kandy Grieve, Kelly and Bomber Webb. Front: Jason Grieve and Mandy Pelser. Locals Conquer the Otter by Melanie Baumeister If town seemed a little quieter than usual over the weekend of 10 - 14 March, it's probably because a whole lot of locals (including half of The EDGE staff contingent)were trekking over the glorious beauty of The Otter Trail, in Tsitsikamma. We fully understand that ‘What Happens on the Otter, Stays on the Otter’, but suffice to say they all returned in one piece, exhausted yet somehow rejuvenated and invigorated by their epic journey. Well done everybody - we look forward to being regaled with your stories around the fire.... until you set off another adventure. Village People - Jan Gibson by Ginny Viner This week our Village person is a `blonde bombshell' in more than one sense! English to the bone, she is not a person to turn away from a challenge. She took over as chairperson of the Sedgefield Social branch of SAARP (South African Association of Retired People) at a time when membership took a great dive due to the sudden loss of the accustomed SAARP members discount on purchases at the local supermarket. Under her leadership membership has risen steadily and social events are running every month for the enjoyment of participating members. Besides being a spirited Bingo Caller she brings a wealth of ideas, talent and enthusiasm for a variety of activities. At present she can also be found, on and around the old Sedgefield Railway Station, making and supplying props, and assisting to manage the fairies, the nobles and the a r t i s a n s , w h o Wi l l i a m Shakespeare Dreamed up one Midsummers Night! So with no further ado – Hello there Janice Gibson. Where were you born, and where did you grow up ? I was born in London and was brought up in Bedfordshire. How do you relax ? I find the best way to relax…or take a breather is to walk on the beach. Unless I get to go fishing with my other half, that's always a good wind down. What was your favourite subject at school ? I preferred the hands on of Art and Crafts. I wish in my day they'd let the girls take metalwork and woodwork classes, but all we got was cookery and needlework. ISSUE 509 22 March 2017 If you knew this was to be your last meal, what would you order? In my opinion you can't beat a good plate of Fish and Chips. With mushy peas and a slice of soft buttered bread. Followed by a steaming mug of tea. Do you have a `Bucket List' and if so what's on the `top' ? I would love to explore more of South Africa and particularly the West Coast. I heard the fishing is great there. Please complete this sentence; Not many people know that I … Once had to keep 3 jobs on the go just to pay my way in life. I was in an office, worked the bar in a social club and sold jewellery at house parties in between. Are you competitive, or is it more about playing the game? Definitely just a player of the game. Although my Dad used to challenge me to bar billiards and he would always lose. Which one word would best describe your attitude to life ? Sing!!! If anything gets me down I just sing….anything….to lift the spirits. Do you like to dance? And if you do you, what style do you favour? I love to dance and am often to be found dancing away to the radio, particularly if it's old 70's 80's pop hits. What constitutes a `real treat' for you ? A lovely meal out with good friends. In your working life, what line or profession have you been, or still are, mainly involved with? Having worked in Retail, Marketing, Sales and Hospitality I am glad that I am As the opening stanza of the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, Classic Car Friday genuinely has become a motoring revival like no other, gathering a feast of automotive greats that puts it on a par with some of the world's best Hillclimb events – as confirmed by its nomination in the Motorsport event of the Year category of the British based 2016 International Historic Motoring Awards (IHMA) competition. This May fans can look forward to a total of 64 competitors taking to the start line to compete in the numerous classes of the Classic Conqueror. In keeping with the spirit of Classic Car Friday, competitors, guests and spectators are invited to dress in period clothing from the 1940s to the 1970s, thus adding an even more authentic atmosphere to the event. latter carrying the prestigious title of Classic Conqueror. No less than 32 marques will be represented in the line-up, including the likes of Jaguar, Bugatti, Riley, Bentley, Aston Martin, MG, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Lancia and Lotus – and that's just for the road-based cars. The single-seater and sportscar category includes illustrious names from the past such as Chevron, March, Lola and Van Diemen. There are eight classes for Classic Car Friday, starting off with H1 for pre-war cars. Rodney Green's stunning 1929 Bugatti Type 35b is once again the oldest car in the field, having competed in every Knysna Hillclimb event to date, and is joined by a 1935 Bentley Derby owned and driven by Graham Blackbeard. There simply is no better way to start a weekend packed with adrenaline-fuelled action – it really is the stuff dreams are made of! Motorsport enthusiasts can secure their places for the 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb as admission tickets are already available at www.itickets.co.za, a convenient online portal where all Day, Weekend and Pit Access tickets can be purchased. Despite many of the cars being ultra-rare and expensive, drivers young and old have adrenaline coursing through their veins and go hell-for-leather in the search for class or overall victory – the KNYSNA MUNICIPALITY TENDER NO. 38 OF 2016/17 : SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF SPECIALLY GRADED DRYBED FILTER MEDIA UP UNTIL 30 JUNE 2017 Mari’s Dress & Designs retired now and don't have to think about it any longer. Does music play an important role in your life, if so what are your preferences? I was brought up with music in the house from an early age and so my tastes are very varied though if I had to choose it would be jazz and show tunes. If I were a cartoon character I think I would be … Wonder Woman…because I'm always wondering where I left things. What kind of books do you like to read ? I used to be an avid reader of what I would call History Mysteries… archaeological, theological, anything where we still don't have all the answers. Unfortunately, I sold off my book collection when I left UK. If you had the opportunity to spend a day with any wellknown person living or dead, who would you choose and why ? Leonardo Da Vinci… because he was one man who had more answers than anyone else. Please complete this sentence; I think Sedgefield … Is my little piece of heaven and I wouldn't live anywhere else. You can bury me here. Forest Lodge Complex • 044 343 2580 Knysna Municipality invites interested tenderers for the supply and delivery of specially graded drybed filter media up until 30 June 2017. The physical address for collection of tender documents is: Supply Chain Management Unit, Finance Building, Queen Street, Knysna. A receipt for a non-refundable deposit of R 237.00 payable by cheque made out in favour of Knysna Municipality is required on collection of the tender documents. E-mailed tender documents can be obtained from the following address: [email protected] at no cost. Technical enquiries relating to the tender documents may be addressed to: Shane Mopp, Tel No. 044 302 6401, e-mail: [email protected] The closing time for submission of bids is 12h00 on Wednesday, 19 April 2017. Bids must be sealed in an envelope clearly marked with the bid number and title given above, and placed in the bid box at the Supply Chain Management Unit, Finance Building, Queen Street, Knysna, on or before the mentioned time and latest date. Telephonic, facsimile, email and/or late bids will not be accepted. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after the closing date of the bid. Knysna Municipality reserves its right to extend the validity period, should you not be willing to hold your bid valid in all respects for further period as requested, it will lapse on expiry of the current validity period. Bids will be opened on the same day at the Supply Chain Management Section at 12h05. Late or unmarked bids will not be considered. Bids may only be submitted on the bid documentation that is issued. Bids will be evaluated according to the 80/20 points system. The bids are subject to the Council Supply Chain Management Policy, Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 2000,and the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2011. The Municipality reserves the right to withdraw any invitation to bid and/or re-advertise or to reject any bid or to accept a part of it. The Municipality does not bind itself to accept the lowest bid or to award a contract to the Bidder scoring the highest number of points. Further requirements for sealing, addressing, delivery, opening and assessment of bids are stated in the Tender document. J B DOUGLAS ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER Clyde Street KNYSNA 6570 THE EDGE Page 11 Index To Rent Accom. Wanted Accom. - Holiday Announcements Boats & Acc Building Services Businesses Cellular, Electronics & TV Clothing Computers Crafts & Home Industry Education & Tuition Electrical Employment Offered Employment Wanted Fabric & Haberdashery Food & Wine For Sale Home & Garden Health & Beauty Hobbies Home Improvements Lost & Found Miscellaneous Motor Cars/Bikes Personal Pets & Livestock Plumbing Property Restaurants & Pubs Security Services Offered Sport & Leisure Tea/Coffee & Take-Aways Heavy Vehicles & Mach. Wanted / Swop etc 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NB. Classified adverts for the next issue need to be in by Monday 3rd April 2017. Faxed or emailed classies will not be placed without proof of payment ___________________________ 3. Accommodation Holiday Bird Cottage on the Island. Quality accommodation. Low rates. Spacious, DSTV, w/machine. Also stop over option in Guinea Room Suite. 044 3431261 www.birdcottage.co.za _______________________________ -- 4. Announcements Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting @ St Anthony’s Church Hall, Cnr Flamingo & Sysie - Fridays @ 7:30pm Info 083 928 5126 / 083 458 4444 DAMP CLOTHING? Tumble drier no good? Call Hands on Electrical on 083 297 1929. FRESHSTART SEDGEFIELD needs your pre-loved children’s clothes, shoes & toys. Items will be traded in the Smutsville Recycle SwopShop by the children who collect recyclable material. Contact Schalk on 082 413 8363 or drop in the box at Dr Stander. Is your stove working properly & safe? If not call Hands on Electrical - 083 297 1929 _______________________________ 14. Employment Offered Craftsman Homes - Quality building in Brick & Timber 044 343 1601 / 082 812 1820 CXTIPPERS & DIGGERS - Quality products & service at your doorstep. Tel 044 382 1645 Exp professional painters avail for all your paint work, we also spray-paint tiles, furniture, bathtub etc. 074 319 4792 Timberframe & Masonry Alterations, Additions, New buildings & Swimming pools; Structural Carpentry; Staircases; Balustrades; Decks & Pergolas; Custom furniture. Full joinery workshop 20 years experience in timber & masonry construction in Knysna. Refs & portfolio available Terry: 081 381 4402 Tools, tiling, paint, varnish, electrical, plumbing, hardware Sedge Hardware 343 1960 _______________________________ 7. Businesses PASTEL SALES, setup and training. Call C A Mather Accounting. 044 343 2202 or 083 779 7934 _______________________________ 9. Clothing SOOZI’S Baby & Kidz (Birth to ±8 years old) Hand crafted & other popular labels. Also, Swimsuits, Ragdolls, Wooden Toys & much more! Pick n Pay Centre. Ph 044 3431813 / 082 771 0694 _______________________________ 10. Computers Computer Help & Support Martin - 082 576 5038 _______________________________ 11. Crafts & Home Industry Mosaic Village offers a selection of Art, Glasswork, Sport & Music memorabilia, Fashion and an on site Coffee Roastery. Restaurant open every day. _______________________________ 12. Education & Tuition Slow Roasted Coffee @ The Shed, Mosaic Village, offers a fine selection of craft coffee and artisinal baked goods. Monday to Saturday. www.slowroasted coffee.co.za FOREST FRIENDS PRE-SCHOOL 2,1kms outside Sedge, 18mths to 6 years. Contact Talia 060 817 2606. WANTED : Sedgefield Hospice Shoppe need your second hand goods. Have a clean out and help others with your unwanted items! Please drop off or give them a call 044 343 1722 _______________________________ 13. Electrical 6. Building & Related Services Architectural Draughting Services. Phone Tracy 082 695 3119 / 044 343 1421 BUILDERS... Contact CX Tippers & Diggers for all your planthire & aggregate requirements. Quality products & service at your doorstep. Tel 044 382 1645 Cornerstone Renovations - quality work. 074 708 4738 Piglet’s Pen Pre-school 076 737 3490 _______________________________ All Electrical Appliances expertly repaired. We buy and sell electrical appliances and/or fully refurbish. Very very best rates in town. Watts Electrical 044 343 1365 Faulty Microwave? Phone Hands on Electrical for free quote. Call 083 297 1929 Garden Route Electrical Services Qualified & Licensed. Faults & Additions. Compliance Certificates. Generators. Bernie 083 366 3503 HEUNIS Plumbing & Electrical. All Maintenance & Construction Qualified in both trades COC Certificates. Call 082 972 3911 Experienced cashier wanted. Send CV to filo’[email protected] or bring it in. Gerhard 044 343 1380. _______________________________ 15. Employment Wanted Domestic avail Mon - Fri. Call Eunice 078 758 6311 Lincy - domestic work- 2 days. Hardworking Mlw. Call 078 494 3118 Lovemore is looking for gardening work. Mlw with refs. 074 882 0861 Carpet cleaners Mfundo - 063 348 1824 Thando - 060 441 3666 Chef Innocent - 078 647 4189 Mlw Refs Domestic Agnes - 083 509 2303 Refs Alinare - 078 118 8532 Sat Annie - 063 124 9629 Emily - 084 612 9200 3 days Irene - 078 008 8532 Felester - 073 625 1077 Flora - 063 152 3783 Refs Gertrude - 084 312 3499 Lehema - 073 694 8028 Memory - 083 774 0992 Mlw 2 days Patricia - 074 312 1578 Princess - 081 079 5862 Thandi - 073 085 1291 - 3 days Garden Alex - 083 774 0992 Mlw Refs Lovemore - 074 882 0861 Refs Petros - 078 607 0663 Professor - 078 956 7330 Paint Stanard - 073 913 5378 House Ronex - 063 340 4459 _______________________________ 17. Food & Wine Do something for your Health, drink Oxy Vita Mineral Water ! Here at German Lane on Special ! 1.5 l Still or Sparkling at only R 9.00. New Stock will arrive on Friday!! Fresh Norwegian Salmon at only R 299.00 per kg as from Wednesday. XXL Sole at only R 89.00 (R6.00 per Sole for cleaning). Fresh Kingklip. Ready cooked Hungarian Goulash. See you in my Shop. Mosaic Market for your weekly fix of 'alles wat lekker is'. Food, Fashion, Funtastic Arts & Crafts. Every Saturday 8 til 2. SEDGE BAKERY - Artisan breads, Cakes, Pastries, Lunch meals, Catering & Biscuits. 2-3 Kingfisher Blg, Sysie St, 079 967 1291 ______________________________ 18. For Sale DVD Player Samsung HDTV compliant. R400 Hardy used. Ph Roy 082 574 5666 Moving On Sedge2Plett Sale of House contents at Fraser Street, Sedgefield on Saturday 25th March 2017 between 11h00 and 13h00. Everything must go and includes : Two seater couch and chair, cane lounge suite, oak display VACANCY cabinets, single and three quarter beds, carpets, washing machine, dishwasher, ladies golf set, ladders, tools, crockery, paintings, ornaments plus more. Phone 083 4150 449 or email [email protected] movingon.co.za for further details or go to www.movingon.co.za and subscribe to our newsletter to receive pictures, prices and info on the sale. “See you at the Sale” Rust Stain Remover for Fabric. Enquiries Verity 076 619 3659 Sliding Gate fully galvanized. Complete with wheels & all required brackets. New R4200.00 Please contact Gerrie on 073 144 9774 ______________________________ 19. Home & Garden AQUAMAN POOL CARE Service. Maintenance. Pump Repairs. Call 044 343 3237 / 072 704 2872 Compost, pot soil, seeds, fertilisers, irrigation, tools @ Sedge Hardware GARDEN CLEAN-UPS, Pruning and Garden refuse removal in Knysna & Sedgefield. Hennie Barnard 082 876 0693. GREEN GARDENS Complete Garden Service. Planting, pruning & cutting. Garden refuse removal. Luke 072 022 5977 LAWN AND AUTO - Sedgefield Spares and sales. Repairs to L/Mowers, Trimmers, C/Saws, Pumps, Generators, Con/Mixers, Grinder, Drills. Also: welding, light engineering. Quality workman-ship guaranteed. Card facilities now avail. Ph 044 343 2406. SPIKES & IRRIGATION Laupie 082 595 5376 _______________________________ 20. Health & Beauty Adult Incontinence Nappies available at Soozi’s Baby & Kidz, Pick n Pay Centre 044 343 1813 / 082 771 0694 Sedgefield Pharmacy, Woodpecker Mall. Tel 044 343 1628, Fax 3431110. Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-1pm, Sun & Pub Holidays 9am-12. Silver Scissors Unisex Hairstylists 21 Tiptol Street, Sedge. Tel 044 343 2112 Total Foot Care by app and home visits. Sr Gillian 071 877 2638 / 072 672 4162 _______________________________ 22. Home Improvements Cornerstone Renovations for home improvements. 074 708 4738 Cobble Paving, Sedgefield. For all types of paving, best prices, best paving, free quotes. Don’t delay - Pave Today! Call Norman or Antoinette: Tel: (044) 343 2404 / 083 305 0346 DAN THE HANDYMAN, General Repairs & Maintenance, Tiling, Painting, Glazing, Carpentry, Plumbing & more. No job too small. 084 400 5437 Emergency Handyman Service such as home improvements and odd jobs. Phone Stefan on 082 670 7752 JIMMY CATER Quality painting and decorating. Free quotes. 082 773 9782 Shepherd’s Tree Carpentry Beautiful woodwork made to your specs or pictures. Call Terry on 081 381 4402 TREE FELLING, PRUNING & Garden Refuse Removals in Sedge & Knysna. Hennie 082 876 0693 _______________________________ 25. Motor Cars / Bikes 2004 Rav 4 1800 SUV, 5 door, 147,000km. Excellent condition. White. Tyres - Front 80%. Rear 60%. Full service history by agent. Owner retired. R115,000. Phone Guy 044 343 1437 _______________________________ 27. Pets & Livestock Aloe Ferox Products whole range in stock @ factory prices. The Aloe Lady : 044 343 2214 @ Wild Oats Market on Saturdays. All pet food or other donations for Animal Welfare to be dropped off at Simply Pets or Knysna Vet Clinic. 044 384 1603 Annique Baby and Skincare products at Soozi’s Baby & Kidz Shop, Pick n Pay Centre. Mariana 044 343 1813 / 082 771 0694. CATTERY Karen's Indoor, for TLC while you are away. Tel. 044-8831199 / 0835977749. Any problems with epilepsy or other disabilities? Enige probleme met epilepsie? EPILEPSY SA on 044 382 2155 or visit Off Rio Road, Knysna We can help! Avroy Shlain Cosmetics Call Verity on 081 270 8008 or email [email protected] The Greenmere Studio Gym ... offers a variety of exercise classes, including Ageless Grace, Tai Chi and “Dance!” All classes are personally supervised by owner/manager, Briony Lidstone, who has more than 22 years experience in the fitness industry. Briony is a qualified eta instructor and a certified Ageless Grace educator. 044 343 2327 / 084 487 7140 Salon on Wheels full set gel nails with tips. R200. Work after hours, phone Geraldine 084 095 5906 Knysna Animal Welfare office 044 384 1603 or emergency call 073 461 9825. (24hrs) Micro-Chip your Pets, once off payment for lifetime pet ID. Chris 084 467 5555 PDSA - People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals from 11:30am-1pm on the first Monday of the month near Police Station. Norma 044343 1371. SEDGE PETS - Suppliers of Jock Dog food plus much more. Forest Lodge Complex. Gill on 071 111 5605 _______________________________ 28. Plumbing Heunis Plumbing & Electrical. All Maintenance & Construction Qualified in both trades COC Certificates. Call 082 972 3911 3 x Experienced TIPTOE BUSINESS PARK Cnr Main & Tiptol Street, SEDGEFIELD We have newly renovated, air-conditioned offices to let • Large open plan office with kitchenette & toilet facilities - ideal for Architectural or similar use. - 72,5m² • We also have new suites for future rental, can be modified for tenants - + 48m². Please call Trevor Skelton to discuss on 082 440 5851 Page 12 THE EDGE SECURITY GUARDS (SOB Registered) Responsible, Reliable Drop off your CV with Nadia or Richard at Pick n Pay, Sedgefield ISSUE 509 22 March 2017 Nibbles Bistro at the Mosaic - Open every day for lovely Food. MondayThursday 9.00-17.00. Friday/Saturday/ Sunday 9.00–21.00. Phone for reservation. 060 9925 829 _______________________________ Karen’s Holiday Home Management while you are not at your holiday home, we will be! Regular monthly checks, reports on all aspect of your home Karefree Home Management. Call 072 586 1086. karefree [email protected] All broken windows/glass replaced & repaired. Call John 079 840 3383 M R P R E S S U R E R E N TA L S Carpet, vacuum and pressure cleaners. Car Wash - Pensioners discount every Tues. Gas Shop - new cylinders & refills. Deon 044 343 2154 32. Services Offered Klaus Schulz Plumbing. PIRB Registered. Does all work personally. 044 343 2114 / 073 345 6110 Plumbing Hardware @ Sedgefield Hardware. Smith Plumbing & Home Maintenance for personal service. Call Peet 084 889 2578 _______________________________ 29. Property FOR SALE. Sedgefield Aviemore Security Village. Vacant Erf. Contact Owner 076 619 3659. _______________________________ 30. Restaurants & Pubs Montecello Restaurant. Open Monday-Saturday Closed Sundays. Tel 044 343 1780 CARPET CLEANING - Provac Professional Cleaning of carpets, mats & rugs, upholstery, mattresses, windows, decks & roofs. - Call for free Quotations Mike 083 681 6654 Business; 082 894 4255 - Mike; 082 738 6312 Kate. CINDY’S CLEANING SERVICE Drop off maids, Supervised team cleans, Holiday homes. Competitive rates. For more info Cindy on 076 374 4945. Email : [email protected] Day beds, day benches, refectory tables, coffee tables, book cases beautifully made to your specifications. Shepherd’s Tree Carpentry. Please call Terry on 081 381 4402 DROWNING IN DEBT? Debtsolve offers safe and sure relief. No upfront or hidden costs. For professional and personal advice call 044 3431993 or email us at [email protected] FENCING - PICKET, POLES & SECURITY FENCING in Knysna & Sedge. Hennie - 082 876 0693 Quilt Shop Open: Tuesday & Friday: 9:30 - 13:00 or by Appointment 37 Louw Wepener Street, Sedgefield Coleen: 082 507 9955 • [email protected] PLOT CLEARING, GARDEN Revamp & Maintenance in Knysna & Sedge. Hennie Barnard 082 876 0693 Rust Stain Remover for Fabric. Enquiries Verity 076 619 3659 SHUTTLE TRAVEL & EVENTS Airport, Local transfers. Day tours. Call 082 702 3092 Smutsville, Sizamile Youth Advisory Centre, Mon- Friday 7:30am-4:30pm. Enquiries Edna Thompson 079 749 5181 ______________________________ 36. Wanted/Swop etc BOOKS WANTED. Bookshelf under pressure? Downscaling, moving, clearing out, packing up, decluttering? Call 044 343 1795 Stamp collector wishing to buy old South African & Common-wealth collections. Also prepared to value your collection. Peter 082 567 6947 Wanted early editions of Who’s Who South Africa / Southern Africa. Please tel 044 343 1592 KNYSNA MUNICIPALITY TENDER NO. T 40 OF 2016/17: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR APPOINTMENT OF SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR THE BREAKING DOWN & REMOVAL Mari’s OF ILLEGALDress STRUCTURES IN THE GREATER & Designs KNYSNA MUNICIPAL AREA FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS. Forest Lodge Complex • 044 343 2580 Knysna Municipality invites interested tenderers for the appointment of service providers for the breaking down & removal of illegal structures in the Greater Knysna Municipal Area for a period of three years. The physical address for collection of tender documents is Supply Chain Management Unit, Finance Building, Queen Street, Knysna. Documents will be available from 16 March 2017. A receipt for a non-refundable deposit of R 237.00 payable by cheque made out in favour of Knysna Municipality is required on collection of the tender documents. E-mailed tender documents can be obtained from the following address: [email protected] at no cost. Technical enquiries relating to the tender documents may be addressed to: Richard Meyer Tel No. 044 302 6426, email [email protected] The closing time for submission of bids is 12h00 on Wednesday, 19 April 2017. Bids must be sealed in an envelope clearly marked with the bid number and title given above, and placed in the bid box at the Supply Chain Management Unit, Finance Building, Queen Street, Knysna, before the latter time and latest date. Telephonic, facsimile, e-mail and late bids will not be accepted. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after the closing date of the bid. Knysna Municipality reserves its right to extend the validity period, should you not be willing to hold your bid valid in all respects for further period as requested, it will lapse on expiry of the current validity period. Bids will be opened on the same day at the Supply Chain Management Section at 12h05. Late or unmarked bids will not be considered. Bids may only be submitted on the bid documentation that is issued. The evaluation of this bid will be subjected to functionality scoring. Tenderers must achieve a minimum functionality score of 25 out of 40 points for functionality in order to be deemed responsive. The functionality criteria and weighting are set out in the tender document. The intention of the Expression of Interest is to appoint two tenderers (Areas to be covered: Sedgefield & Karatara will be one area and Knysna & Rheenendal will be one area. Service Provider must indicate the area they are expressing interest in). A fixed rate per unit of R 1200.00 will be paid to the successful service providers. Draw of lots will be conducted (from the responsive bidders) in order to determine the preferred bidder for each area. The bids are subject to the Council Supply Chain Management Policy, Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 2000, and the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2011. KNYSNA MUNICIPALITY Mari’s Dress & Designs TENDER NO. T 39 OF 2016/17:SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF VIBRACRETE AND GALVANIZED PALISADE FENCING AT THE Forest Lodge Complex • 044 343 2580 SMUTSVILLE COMMUNITY HALL AND LIBRARY Knysna Municipality invites interested tenderers for the appointment as service provider for the supply and installation of vibracrete and galvanized palisade fencing at the Smutsville Community Hall and Library in Sedgefield. The physical address for collection of tender documents is Supply Chain Management Unit, Finance Building, Queen Street, Knysna. A receipt for a non-refundable deposit of R 237.00 payable by cheque made out in favour of Knysna Municipality is required on collection of the tender documents. E-mailed tender documents can be obtained from the following address: [email protected] at no cost. Technical enquiries relating to the tender documents may be addressed to: Richard Meyer, Tel No. 044 302 6426, email: [email protected] The closing time for submission of bids is 12h00 on Wednesday, 05 April 2017. Bids must be sealed in an envelope clearly marked with the bid number and title given above, and placed in the bid box at the Supply Chain Management Unit, Finance Building, Queen Street, Knysna, on or before the mentioned time and latest date. Telephonic, facsimile, email and late bids will not be accepted. Bids must remain valid for a period of ninety (90) days after the closing date of the bid. Knysna Municipality reserves its right to extend the validity period, should you not be willing to hold your bid valid in all respects for further period as requested, it will lapse on expiry of the current validity period. Bids will be opened on the same day at the Supply Chain Management Section at 12h05. Late or unmarked bids will not be considered. Bids may only be submitted on the bid documentation that is issued. The evaluation of this bid will be subjected to functionality scoring. Tenderers must achieve a minimum functionality score of 25 out of 40 points for functionality in order to be evaluated further. The functionality criteria and weighting are set out in the tender document. Bids will be evaluated according to the 80/20 preference points system. The bids are subject to the Council Supply Chain Management Policy, Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000, and the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2011. The Municipality reserves the right to withdraw any invitation to bid and/or re-advertise or to reject any bid or to accept a part of it. The Municipality does not bind itself to accept the lowest bid or to award a contract to the Bidder scoring the highest number of points. The Municipality reserves the right to withdraw any invitation to bid and/or re-advertise or to reject any bid or to accept a part of it. The Municipality does not bind itself to accept the lowest bid or to award a contract to the Bidder scoring the highest number of points. Further requirements for sealing, addressing, delivery, opening and assessment of bids are stated in the Tender Document. Further requirements for sealing, addressing, delivery, opening and assessment of bids are stated in the Tender Document. Tenderers must have a CIDB contractor designation of 2 SQ or higher. J B DOUGLAS ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER Clyde Street KNYSNA 6570 J B DOUGLAS ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER Clyde Street KNYSNA 6570 ISSUE 509 22 March 2017 THE EDGE Page 13 World Salt Awareness Week Our bodies need a little bit of salt to survive, but the amount we eat is far more than we require. Evidence has shown that regularly eating too much salt puts us at increased risk of developing high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the main cause of strokes and a major cause of heart attacks and heart failures, the most common causes of death and illness in the world. If you eat too much salt, the extra water stored in your body raises your blood pressure. So, the more salt you eat, the higher your blood pressure. The higher your blood pressure, the greater the strain on your heart, arteries, kidneys and brain. This can lead to heart attacks, strokes, dementia and kidney disease. Here are some common questions answered about salt: 1. What is salt? By salt, we mean table salt, which is otherwise known as sodium chloride. It is the biggest source of sodium in our diets and it’s this sodium that’s the problem in relation to blood pressure. While we do need some sodium in our diet to help regulate fluid in the body, it’s unusual for us not to get enough – and only too common for us to have too much. 2. What's the daily limit? The Government recommends that we eat no more than 6g of salt a day, which is about a teaspoon. Currently, we are consuming 8.1g a day, which is about a third more than the maximum recommendation, so we still have some way to go. 3. Why are we going over this limit? Many people unfortunately don't realise they are eating too much salt. That is because about 75% of the salt in our diet comes from processed foods. It’s not just in ready meals, soups and sauces, though – keep an eye on everyday foods such as breads and cereals, as well as sweet foods harbouring a salty surprise. Foods don't necessarily have to taste salty to be salty. This is one of the reasons it can be tricky to reduce our salt intake, as it is often already in the foods we buy, and we can't take it out. Read food labels to make sure that you are making low-salt choices, our use our free health app FoodSwitch, which tells you which foods are less salty! 4. How can I cut back? We acquire a taste for salt and, over time, get used to a certain amount in our diets. If you cut back drastically and suddenly, you may at first find that your food tastes bland. However, flavour doesn’t only come from salt. Fresh and dried herbs, spices, black pepper, chilli and lemon are all great ways to add flavour. So while you reduce the amount of salt you eat, substitute it with these other flavour enhancers and you won’t notice the loss as much. It only takes 3 weeks for our taste buds to adapt and become more sensitive to salt, so you get the same flavour impact from less salt. 5. Are other types of salt better for me? Mon- & Fri: 10am-12.45pm; 2pm-4pm • Tues, Wed, Thurs : 10-12.45pm • Sat: 9.30am- THE EDGE LOST OR FOUND PETS Tel: 044 384 1603 24 Hr Emergency 073 461 9825 TED’s Cryptic Brain Cruncher 1. Each Samurai Sudoku puzzle consists of 5 overlapping “classic” 9×9 Sudoku sub puzzles. Page 14 Flyers Brochures Business Cards THE EDGE Call 044 343 2415 or Hospice is looking for ladies to knit or crochet squares for winter blankets. These blankets will be handed out to our patients who are in need of that extra warmth this winter. If you have spare time on your hands or while you are sitting watching TV why not knit a square or two. Hospice has had wool donated and there are knitting needles in the Hospice shop. If you are interested please contact Diane Rowe (044 343 2049) for the dimensions of the squares. Winter is just around the corner so let's get knitting! If you would like to support Hospice but don't know how then why not get a MyVillage MyPlanet card. This programme is a fundraising tool to provide community minded individuals the opportunity to support a worthy cause. This option is perfect for you to nominate Hospice as your beneficiary. Some of the affiliated businesses where you can swipe your card includes: Woolworths, ClubTravel, Engen, Kalahari.com, Reggies, Supa Quick, Toys R Us, Waltons and many more nationwide. Visit www.myschool.co.za to order your card and support Hospice. If you have any artificial flowers which you don't need any more please drop them off at the Hospice shop. SUDOKU 2. Each 9×9 sub-puzzle must be solved according to the rules of Sudoku. It’s the sodium that we really need to watch out for; we should also monitor ingredients such as fish and soy sauce and raising agents such as baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Design and Print Handled by our creative team at THE HOSPICE SHOP Main Rd, Sedgefield SAMURAI Don’t be fooled into thinking that fancier types of salt are better for you. Whether it’s pink, black, rock, crystal or flakes, they still have the same effect on your blood pressure as standard table salt. Although less refined salts might contain more nutrients than everyday table salt, these will probably only be in very small amounts and can probably be sourced from other foods in your diet. Bigger crystals also taste less salty, so you are likely to add more than refined salt. Across 9. A choir man stupidly blows his musical chance. (9) 10. Am at one with strings attached for playing. (5) 11. Did you take notes from the Aqua version? (7) 12. Positioned for a clever finish. (7) 13. See a gleam in the flyer's eye. (5) 14. Could such a ridiculously odd foul be the result of violent disagreement? (5,4) 16. Glaswegians have fun, though you wouldn't name it at any stage. (3,8,4) 19. A-brooding whimsically in mythical Scotch village. (9) 21. Was the Princess meaning to fetch her firearm? (5) 22. Sporting use of tongs perhaps. (7) 23. Roger half turned on little Donald's tipple. (7) 24. Have a bit of sport with someone, as in tee? (5) 25. Was there a wild Gorilla at the swamp with this toothy fellow? (9) Down 1. Written proof that you didn't pay cash. (6,4) 2. Shaping up to get three points. (8) 3. Yep! Turns out the poet character is an Olive Oil fan. (6) 4. Dances with custom built tools. (4) 5. Note the beer two men of Scottish descent brewed. (10) 6. Rather a posh bit of singing? (3-2-3) 7. South American rubber twisted comically.(6) 8. Nasty turn for the concert performance.(4) 14. Engage for slow movement in clothes from the lowest drawer. (6,4) 15. A peck and an omer won't be in litres. (3,7) 17. Making music in wine? (17) 18. Mashed up nut I lose in a rugby match.(4-4) 20. A progessive foot in the door might be dangerous, position wise. (6) 21. Endless aura I gave half off was noticeable in the night sky. (6) 22. The right eyes for night drivers. (4) 23. Flog the ball back? (4) Last issue’s solution: ACROSS: 9. Itinerant, 10. Evita, 11. Dispute, 12. Grenade 13. Reedy, 14. Whipped Up 16. Let it all hang out 19. Answerers 21. Odeon 22. Dungeon 23. Alibaba 24. Moats 25. Snow White DOWN: 1. Cinderella, 2. Mispent 3. Beauty 4. Babe 5. Stag nights 6. Peter Pan 7. Wizard 8. Page 14. Wilderness, 15. Potentates, 17. The beast, 18. Operatic 20. Sinbad 21.Ojibwa, 22. Dame 23. Agog ISSUE 509 22 March 2017 CHURCH SERVICES AGS Lighuis H/v Waterfront Dr & Tide Str Knysna (Oorkant Fruit & Veg) Dienstye : Sondae: Erediens 9h30 Sondagskool (Snr & Jnr) 8h45 Woensdae : Selbyeenkoms 19h00 Donderdae : Bybelskool 18h30 Kontak : Kerkkantoor 044 382 6551 Sekretaresse 072 189 0215 Anglican Chapelry of St. Aidan’s, Wilderness (JUST ABOVE THE WILDERNESS HOTEL) Sundays 8.00 a.m.: Holy Communion Service. Fifth Sunday of month 5.30 p.m. Evensong, and no 8.00 a.m. Holy Communion Service. Phone: Nic Hanekom 044 850 1925 or Hercules Keyser 044 850 1009 Anglican Sedgefield : See St Francis and Church of the Resurrection Church of Christ Maartin & Lynn van der Walt. Meeting 10am & 6pm Tel: 044 343 2919 Church of the Resurrection (CPSA - Anglican) David Curry Ave, Smutsville For service times contact Petronella Buis 084 252 1698 Deo Gloria Paradise Lake 09h30 Afrikaans. KINDERKERK. Aand dienste : 18h00 English. Woensdagaande : 19h00 LERING Navrae: Past Danie & Karin de Bruyn 044 343 1301 or 084 714 7023 Br Aintree 044 343 2690 Elohim gemeente Protea gemeenskapsaal - Karatara Sondae: 09:00, Kinderkerk tydens diens Kerkkantoor: 082 896 6387 Pastoor: Hansie Strydom EVANGELISCH-LUTHERISCHE GEMEINDE SÜDKAP SOUTHERN CAPE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CONGREGATION Rondevleihoogte Phone Peter Lor 076-6493050 Ladies Golf Friday 24th February 2017 It was a great turnout of 18 ladies who came to play for the weekly Friday game of golf on Friday 24th February 2017. It could have been the clear blue skies that drew the crowd or the thought of the delicious cake being served at the AGM after the weekly game. A fun format of 3 clubs and a putter was the order of the day with Stabelford points. The cake must have given great inspiration as the game was finished in good time with a wonderful count of 6 birdies being made by Elize Mackenzie Blom, Marina van der Westhuizen, Barbara Renfield, Daleen Schooling, Wendy Mack and Helen Wang. With a hot score to match the weather Almarie Mead won the day with a 38 (nett 56), it was a very close call for Liz Stewart who came in with 37 (nett 56) as runner up. Sedgefield Christian Church Sunday services @ 09h30 Friday evenings Unashamed Youth Pastor Juan & Tammy Pienaar 081 749 2534 [email protected] Knysna Presbyterian Church Sundays 9.00am, 14 Clyde Street, Office 044 382 7722 Rev Wayne van Heerden 083 633 9777, 044 384 2109 [email protected] Sedgefield Seventh-day Adventist Church Lakeside Baptist Church Saturday mornings: 9:15 Song Service and Bible Study, 11am Divine Service in Sedgefield Municipal Boardroom. Ph 081 270 7212 Sedgefield Primary School Sunday morning : 9:00 a.m . Sunday School and crèche Pastor Lee Peterson 071 485 8013 Methodist Sedgefield : See St Francis St Anthony's Church Mass - Sundays 8.00am Weds & Fridays 9:30am Cnr Sysie / Flamingo Streets 044 382 1391 Ned. Herv. Kerk Outeniqua Eredienste: George 9.00vm 11.00vm @ The Old Chapel (Buffelsbaai pad, agter Riverdeck padstal) Telefoon: 044-8712125 New Apostolic Church Sedgefield Congregation Plumbago Street, Sedgefield Wednesday 19h30pm - 20h30pm Sunday 9.00am to 10am Enq: Anthony Davis - 083 641 5027 Entertainment & Leisure St Francis United Church Communion Service 8.00am Family Service & Sunday School 9.30am Communion Service 9.30am (4th Sunday of month) Cnr Swallow Drive / Pelican Lane 044 3431702 NG Kerk Dienste Sondae:- Sedgefield - 8.30 Ds. Francois van Tonder Tel: (044) 343 2020 Karatara - Skoolvakansies - 10.30 Ds. Marius Coetzee Tel: (044) 356 2651 Kerkkantoor Tel: (044) 343 2033 NG Kerk Die Vleie, Hoekwil Kerkstraat. Kerkkantoor 044 850 1610 Sondag Eredienste: April – September: 09:30 Oktober – Maart: 09:00 Leraar: Ds. Dawie le Roux Tel. 044 850 1640; Sel: 084 532 9958 Pinkster Protestante Kerk Pentecostal Church Masedonië Gemeente Smutsville Sondae: 9 - 10vm Sondag Skool; 10 - 12nm Ere Diens Herderspaar : Pastoor Joseph en Sust Oosthuizen 073 668 0995 Presbytarian Sedgefield : See St Francis The much awaited cake was served at the AGM whereby the new Captain Almarie Mead was voted in to take over the helm for the ladies club. Committee members: Club Secretary Linda Evans, Club Treasurer Sandra van't Slot, additional member Joy Herbst. rd Friday 3 March Newly appointed Ladies Club Captain Almarie Mead hosted her first Friday morning Ladies competition with a fun format called “Cha Cha Cha” (otherwise known as 1,2,3). A good turnout for the morning seeing 14 members attending. Winning Four ball Ramona Peschko, Emily Bothma, Daleen Schooling and Joy Herbst came in with 87 Stableford points. Winning Three ball Almarie Mead, Marie Joubert, Marina van der Westhuizen came in with a solid 80 Stableford points. Newly added “Closest to the Pin” was won by Alice Vorster (hole No.11). Suid-Kaap Christen Familie Laerskool Sedgefield Primary School Sunday: 11am, Wednesday: 7pm Pastor: Leon & Elmarie Terblanche 081 271 1551. [email protected] Assist Pastor: André & Soné Rossouw 072 341 7099 Truth Centre Church Sedgefield Town Hall Sunday 9.30am General Overseers: Dr Levael and Ps Alicia Davis 084 804 6558 or 078 992 4723 Wilderness Christian Fellowship Sunday Service & Children’s Church 9.30am. Evening service (last Sunday) 6.00pm Wilderness Hotel, (Old Karos Hotel) George Road, Wilderness Pastors: Chris & Trudie Smit 044 877 0307 or 084 240 5414 throughout the game with Marina van der Westhuizen bagging 2 on the 12th & 18th. Elize MacKenzie Blom sunk her birdie on the 2nd. . Meg Isherwood , Almarie Mead, Barbara Renfield, Joy Herbst and Emily Bothma all scoring on the 9th and Alice Vorster potted hers on the 11th and Wendy Mack on the 18th. A reminder that there is a open mixed competition played on Saturday mornings at Sedge Links – Anyone welcome! Friday 10th March 2017 What a beautiful Autumn morning to play golf ! The ladies arrived keen to try out a new format suggested by Joy Herbst called, Combined Stableford. The competition went very well and we congratulated the following prize winners. 1st Place – Meg Isherwood and Marina van der Westhuizen with a score of 58 Runners up – Elize Mackenzie Blom and Almarie Mead with a score of 56. A fun event was added to the mix this week : “The longest drive A flock of “birdies” were potted Photos from prize giving 3rd March 3 Ball (L-R) Marie Joubert, 4 Ball (L-R) Ramona Peschko, Closest to Pin – Alice Vorster Marina van der Westhuizen & Joy Herbst, Daleen Schooling & Emily Bothma Almarie Mead fro 9/3/2017 The day's golf was particularly notable for Trevor Noble's double eagle, achieving this on the long 9th and 18th holes. Unfortunately the day's competition was a betterball stableford which means that your partner has to come to the party and as this didn't happen there was no wine for this fine lad. The winners were Peter Heath and Quentin Robinson with 47 points. In second position were Nollie Theron and dear Henry Crowther (who has a hole in his bucket) with 43 and Reinie Bock and James Polson in third place with 42 points. The day closed with a moment of silence for Mike Goodwin in with a marshmallow”. Played with a marshmallow weighted down with a 10c piece in the middle. The longest drive off the tee with a marshmallow with a distance of approx 3 metres went to Helen Pahl, a new member of the ladies club. Well done to all the ladies for entering into the spirit of things! Nearest the pin winner Almarie Mead. Birdies of the day: Helen Wang, Meg Isherwood and Eilze Mackenzie Blom with one birdie each. Joy Herbst, Marina van der Westhuizen , Almarie Mead and Helen Pahl with two birdies each. Friday 17th March 2017 The lady golfers welcomed St Patrick's day by wearing green for their Friday morning round of golf. With a format of “Flags” (green of course) being played for the first time. Another great turn out of ladies (16) made the competition great fun with only 4 returning their green flag to the clubhouse at the end of the round. Winning the St Patrick's day round was Elize Mackenzie Blom (39 points) a close 2nd jointly Helen Wang and Almarie Mead (38 points) and coming in 3rd with 37 points Wendy Mack. Birdies achieved 2 each for Marina der Westhuizen (3rd & 9th), Helen Pahl (3rd & 9th), Elize Mackenzie Blom (4th & 9th), Meg Isherwood (9th & 14th) with 1 birdie each for Daleen Schooling, Janet Wood and Almarie Mead (Captain). Nearest to the pin on hole 5/14 was won by Meg Isherwood sympathy for the loss of one of his toes. 16/3/17 Stunning weather greeted the golfers for the individual stableford competition. It also welcomed back Ian Wright who has been away celebrating the birth of his grandchild and in salute to this memorable occasion awarded him with first prize after he scored 39 points. This came as a surprise to many as normally his two favourite shots are the practise swing and the conceded putt. It was noted, however, that he did the scoring. Five players tied for second spot on 36. They were, after a countout, Trevor Noble, Albert Rowe, Hamish Ledingham, Nollis Theron and Brian Anderson. A player, who will remain nameless, was heard to comment while having a Day of Prayer A Day of Prayer for our community, country and leadership in Sedgefield will take place: N G KERK SEDGEFIELD at 2pm on 22 APRIL 2017 This is following a call from Angus Buchan for people to come together for a prayer meeting. Angus Buchan is hosting the main event in Bloemfontein. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards, all our welcome. political argument during post play drinks that he calls our president ‘Thrombosis.’ Which he says is a bloody clot that undermines the constitution. TIDE TABLE 22 March - 05 April 2017 Next Full Moon: 11 April 2017 Full Moon New Moon Low tides 05:24 18:32 Sunrise 06:33 Sunset 18:37 Hi tide 11:36 Moonrise 00:44 Moonset 14:55 Thur 23 Low tides 06:48 19:25 Sunrise 06:34 Sunset 18:36 Hi tides 00:47 12:56 Moonrise 01:38 Moonset 15:40 Fri 24 Low tides 07:35 20:01 Sunrise 06:35 Sunset 18:34 Hi tides 01:33 13:43 Moonrise 02:34 Moonset 16:22 Sat 25 Low tides 08:12 20:34 Sunrise 06:36 Sunset 18:33 Hi tides 02:08 14:20 Moonrise 03:34 Moonset 17:03 Sun 26 Low tides 08:47 21:05 Sunrise 06:36 Sunset 18:32 Hi tides 02:42 14:56 Moonrise 04:35 Moonset 17:42 Mon 27 Low tides 09:23 21:37 Sunrise 06:37 Sunset 18:30 Hi tides 03:16 15:32 Moonrise 05:39 Moonset 18:20 Tue 28 Low tides 09:59 22:11 Sunrise 06:38 Sunset 18:29 Hi tides 03:51 16:08 Moonrise 06:45 Moonset 18:59 Wed 29 Low tides 10:35 22:45 Sunrise 06:39 Sunset 18:27 Hi tides 04:27 16:45 Moonrise 07:52 Moonset 19:40 Thu 30 Low tides 11:13 23:21 Sunrise 06:39 Sunset 18:26 Hi tides 05:05 17:23 Moonrise 09:00 Moonset 20:23 Fri 31 Low tides 11:53 23:59 Sunrise 06:40 Sunset 18:25 Hi tides 05:45 18:03 Moonrise 10:07 Moonset 21:10 Sat 01 Low tide 12:34 Sunrise 06:41 Sunset 18:23 Hi tides 06:27 18:45 Moonrise 11:14 Moonset 22:00 Sun 02 Low tides 00:43 13:21 Sunrise 06:42 Sunset 18:22 Hi tides 07:15 19:37 Moonrise 12:17 Moonset 22:55 Mon 03 Low tides 01:37 14:23 Sunrise 06:43 Sunset 18:21 Hi tides 08:17 20:51 Moonrise 13:17 Moonset 23:53 Tue 04 Low tides 03:17 16:21 Sunrise 06:43 Sunset 18:19 Hi tides 09:51 23:01 Moonrise 14:11 Moonset - Wed 05 Low tides 05:52 18:20 Sunrise 06:44 Sunset 18:18 Hi tide 11:45 Moonrise 14:59 Moonset 00:53 Wed 22 Disclaimer: The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the members of The Edge Community Paper and no liability therefore is accepted. Letters to the Editor will, on request, be published under nom de plumes provided that the names and addresses of authors are supplied. Whilst every care is taken with the reproduction of photographs and other submitted formats and/or articles, no liability is accepted by The Edge Community Paper or its members for any loss or damage that may occur. ISSUE 509 22 March 2017 THE EDGE Page 15 PLEASE NOTE OUR DEADLINES NEXT EDGE: Wednesday 5 April 2017 - Issue 510 DEADLINES:- Display: Thursday 30 March 2017 CLASSIFIEDS: Monday 03 April 2017 Classifieds Ads can be placed @ The Edge, 63 Main Road, Sedgefield or emailed to [email protected] TORTOISE TUFF 2017 Sedgefield Striders’ 20th Tortoise Tuff is done and dusted and the organising committee can certainly take a bow for hosting another event to make Sedgefield proud. The race even a t t r a c t e d international participation with one athlete from England and two from Holland taking part. Picture by Emma Rorke The race day was w a r m w i t h temperatures peaking at 28 degrees for the participants, yet it seemed the athletes were full of praise for the local vibe during the race, especially at the water tables manned along the route by volunteers. The athletes were not only provided with cooling refreshment, but encouragement too. The weather must have been just right for Nedbank Club’s Stephany Petro, who broke the 10km record with her winning time of 38minutes:34seconds. Other winners were:10km Male Runner: Francois Maquassa, 10km Male Walker: Bradley Carelse, 10km Female Walker: Ita Stiglingh, 21km Male Trail Run John April, 21km Female Trail Run Melissa van Rensburg, 30km Male Run Ettienne Plaatjies, 30km Female Run Lisl Grobler, Says Club Chairman Eric Roper “The Race Committee of Sedgefield Striders would like to thank the following sponsors:Wesgro, Knysna Municipality, Knysna Tourism, Pick n Pay Sedgefield and our local businesses for their support without which there would be no Tortoise Tuff. A special word of thanks also to the members of Sedgefield Striders, their families and friends and also to our local community who are always willing to assist in marshalling road junctions and manning our race entry tables and the finish. hope that everyone enjoys the day. COACHING Rose Potgieter is the Coaching Convenor and is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays to coach anyone wishing to learn and to join the Club, (By appointment only) and Rose may be contacted on (044) 343-3273 Watch out for Tortoises!!!! At the Special General Meeting held last week, the decision was taken to increase our annual subs by 6.5%. EDEN NOVICE SINGLES Delighted to report that Luke and Martin reached the semifinals. A great achievement and congrats to you both. SEDGEFIELD FACEBOOK Our thanks to Keith Lindsay for managing our Facebook page and we would encourage folk to log in to this and keep up to date with Club news. Plans are afoot to establish our own website – watch this space!! MENS AND LADIES SINGLES COMP These games are now ongoing on Tuesday afternoons. CLUB NEWS Chris Ouwerkerk is recovering at home after a knee replacement and as we all know, he is finding PRESIDENT'S DAY 23rd MARCH Trust that the weather will remain good and 6th March 2017 1st Reinet Barnes / Ann Gould 58.33% 2nd Jeannie & Mark Taljard & 54.17% 2nd Meg Isherwood / Johan Steyl 54.17% 13 March 2017 1st Bernard Sheridan / Mike Holgate 61.46% 2nd Annette v Wezel / Terry Quirk 52.08% 3rd Meg Isherwood / Johan Steyl 51.04% We meet at the Roman Catholic Church Hall in Flamingo St every Monday evening at 18:45 and start at 19:00. For more information contact Johan Steyl on 044 343 2158 / 082 855 5590 WILDERNESS BRIDGE CLUB 8 March 2017– 6 Table Howell 1st Marguerite Badenhorst / Tobie Vermaak 62.6% 2nd Bella Scoccia / Barbara van der Noort 62.2% 3rd Iain Cambbell / Pam Leppan56.3% 15 March 2017 --6 Table Howell 1st Iain Campbell / Pam Leppan 67.2% 2nd Marcia Kriek / Ann Lamprecht 62,9% 3rd Meg Isherwood / Jean Taylor We meet every Wednesday at the Wilderness Hotel. Registration at 1.15 pm, play starts 1.30 pm. Visitors and new members most welcome. Contact Johan 044 343 2158 or Margaret 082 856 6804. Without their professional support and assistance the event would not have been as successful as it was. We must mention Darrell Webber, the race convener for the past three years who was ably assisted by his wife Avril. They worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure everything came together on race day. A huge thank you and well done. Lastly to the residents of Sedgefield thank you for your patience on race day as our marshals stopped and slowed traffic at intersections to give priority to the athletes.” Best water table as voted by the athletes was a tie between Lions at Fraser Street and Lions at Platbank. the “resting” rather frustrating but hopefully he is listening to his doctor. I understand that he would enjoy having a visit or two from friends. Hope you are up and running soon, Chris. Pat and Reg Eccles are returning to the UK this week and we wish them Bon Voyage. They have assured us that they will be back!! Julius has celebrated his 70th birthday this past week and our good wishes to him! Graham Cockerell's wife, Jackie, has finally arrived from New Zealand after a good few hold-ups and we were happy to meet her last week and Graham had a big smile on his face -obviously delighted to have her back home. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services – Have a chuckle… “The ladies of the church have cast-off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon” At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be “What is Hell?”. Come early and listen to the choir practice.” “The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday” Good bowling everyone OFF THE MAT 2017 Knysna Motor Show attractions by Martin Hatchuel The exhibitors' list for the Knysna Motor Show sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth is filling up - and the organisers say that this year's event will attract some of the rarest and most exciting cars and motorcycles in the country. The Show will take place on Sunday, 30 April. "The Knysna Motor Show is a family affair in a country atmosphere that's become known as one of the top gatherings of its kind in South Africa - and its reputation comes from the fact that we're very selective about the vehicles we choose for exhibition," said Peter Pretorius, the Show's organiser and the chairman of the Garden Route Motor Club. $100,000 HONDA "One of the most astonishing bikes on display will be a Honda Rune - of which only a handful were imported to South Africa," said Mr Pretorius. "This 6-cylinder, 1800cc machine is more than 2.4 metres long, and was produced during 2004 mainly for the American market. Each one is said to have cost Honda $100,000 to build although the selling price was just $27,000." Many of the bikes on show have been rebuilt. Neville Fisher from East London, for example, will show three immaculately prepared, historic racing motorcycles: a 1983 Ducati TT1 750, a 1998 Ducati 748 SPS, and a 1969 Triumph Bonneville . "We'll also have a 1974 Ducati 750 SS that was rebuilt by Lofty Pretorius as an exact replica of the legendary American race bike that became known as Old Blue," said Mr. Pretorius. "Old Blue was a highly-modified machine that won the 1977 Daytona Superbike race and finished second in that year's American Superbike championship. It is acknowledged as having helped to establish Ducati motorcycles in the American market." 1928 CHATER LEA "Perhaps the most unusual display at the show will be Steven Helm's 1928 Chater Lea a very scarce face-cam racer, and quite possibly the only one of its kind still running anywhere in the world," said Mr. Pretorius. "We believe due to the evidence of use (or abuse) that this motor was used in the original DJ Race - the Classic Motorcycle Rally between Durban and Johannesburg, in which a facecam placed second." MOTORCYCLE ROOM This will be the first year that Knysna's private motorbike museum - The Motorcycle Room - will take part in the Knysna Motor Show. with some of the rarest items from its collection of over 80 machines on display. These will include a 1984 Yamaha RZ500 - of which less than 500 are thought still to exist (they were manufactured in limited quantities and were inspired by the motorcycle on which Kenny Roberts won the '83 World Champs) - as well as a KTM RC8 (the Austrian manufacturer's first ever superbike. The unit that will be displayed - a 2015 RC8 R model - was the last RC8 sold in SA, and possibly the world, following KTM's decision to discontinue the production of superbikes for road use). The Motorcycle Room will also show two exceptional custom motorcycles - both hand-built in Knysna: the Silver Bullet (a saltflats-style racer that started life Knysna's private bike museum, The Motorcycle Room, will show this Copper Bike café racer - which was hand-built in in the town - at this year's Knysna Motor Show (30 April). as a Yamaha IT490 off-roader), and the Copper Bike café racer (which was originally a Suzuki GN250 commuter bike). TICKETS Mr. Pretorius said that the Knysna Motor Show attracted over 5,000 people in 2016, and that the organisers are hoping for an even larger crowd this year. "With a great food court, a beer tent, and undercover seating, the show precinct is always a comfortable, festive place to be and since proceeds from the event will go to our favourite charities (Hospice, Knysna Animal Welfare, E-pap, and FAMSA), it's very definitely a show with heart, too." The Knysna Motor Show sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth will take place on Sunday, 30 April, 2017 on the Knysna High School sport fields on Waterfont Drive. Gates will be open from 09:30 to 16:00, with ticket prices ranging from R40.00 for adults, to R10.00 for children 12 to 18 years of age (no charge for children under 12 - but they must be accompanied by an adult).
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