Swartland Joernaal

Swartland Joernaal

Day: June 2, 2021

Donkie, maar dis koud

Hierdie donkie staan saam met ‘n paar koei-vriende op ‘n vlakte buite Moorreesburg op ‘n koue wintersoggend. Die winter het die Swartland nou in ‘n greep, maar die temperature klim stadig maar seker vir die res van die week. Foto: Ghida Visser

Andy Birkett in Berg

MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon champion Andy Birkett has added his name to the growing list of
entries for the Berg River Canoe Marathon from 7 to 10 July as part of a new reciprocity between
the two oldest paddling events on the nationalcalendar.
The new exchange agreement with the Mylife Dusi will see the men’s and women’s winners
of the Dusi invited to race the Berg marathon, through the involvement of Kindo Covers, and
Birkett jumped at the opportunity. Birkett missed out on making the national team to the marathon world’s in Romania later in the year, and quickly set his sights on the 60th anniversary of the Berg.
“I love this river, the challenge, the grind and the constant web of channels and choices that you have to execute at speed but most of all I love the race vibe and people you meet along the way,” said Birkett.
There is a substantial interest in the Berg marathon this year, which will be run in full compliance with the prevailing lockdown rules, and the pre-Berg training Ultra Paddle has got under way with participation by paddlers around the world.
Confirming the deal with the Berg, MyLife Dusi committee chair Shane Le Breton said that, while the races were critically different, they were both pillars of the South African canoeing calendar.
“The MyLife Dusi is characterised by its portages, the KZN summer heat and the many rocky rapids on the uMsundusi and uMngeni Rivers, while the Berg takes on the Cape winter, treeblocks and long distances, so they seem to be
poles apart,” said le Breton.
“Both of them are household names in South African sport, and share a history going back more than sixty years. Both races share champions, as paddlers like Willem and Roelof van Riet, Mark Perrow, Abbey Ulansky, Robyn Kime, Alexa
Cole, Abby Solms, Hank McGregor and Andy Birkett have won both of them.
“These races are six months apart and are foundations on which South African canoeing is built. Both are bucket-list events that every paddlers wants to do, so it is exciting to be able to formalise the reciprocity agreement with the
Berg,” he added.
Under the deal, the winner of the men’s and women’s title at the 2021 MyLife will be invited to race the 2021 Berg, and the Berg champions will be offered K2 places in the 2022 Dusi.
“It will be exciting to have the Dusi champions on the start-line of the Berg and to send our champions to the next Dusi,” said Berg organiser Brandon Macleod.
“During the lockdown year of 2020 we staged the virtual Ultra Paddle, which has really fired up interest in doing the full Berg in 2021,” he said.
“We were excited to see how the MyLife Dusi was staged in full compliance with the lockdown regulations, and that has really galvanised the paddling community to focus on taking on the Berg in July.
“For some it will be a competitive outing, but for many it will be a great personal goal to set, and simply completing Berg is a feather in any paddler’s cap.
“During lockdown we have learnt to be resilient and work towards goals, and completing the 60th Berg has resonated with the paddling community,” he added.

Dining with D at Huiswinkels

Its that time again, time for us to visit a local institution that is filled with the most amazing goodies.
This week we visited Huiswinkels in Biccard Street.
When you enter the store you are immediately met with big smiles and the smell of freshly brewed coffee. We decided to sit on the stoep overlooking Biccard Street and the local court, with it being cloudy and overcast it was still very cozy on the stoep.
Of course we opted for Hot Chocolate due to the cold weather and then totally having our binge for the day.
Taking a walk through the rest of Huiswinkels you are totally overwhelmed by the Deli section of the store, from croissants to pancake mix in a bottle then moving on to the other amazing goods that are for sale. Beautiful leather products to kiddies goods can be seen and bought at Huiswinkels. There are also some amazing and beautiful paintings that can be purchased.
We must also not forget the freshly baked bread and pastries that are available as well.
Huiswinkels has a weekly menu that can be viewed on their Facebook page and can be ordered beforehand, there was some Curry and rice available when we were there and the smell was enough for us to want to take the whole pot and just want to jump in with a spoon.
While you are at Huiswinkels you can also visit one of the tenants that specialize in Body Alignment that can assist in restoring the body’s natural healing abilities.
We sat chatting while enjoying our hot chocolate, we then decided to order a breakfast tramezinni with chips as we would be running around for the rest of the day so we would work off the calories from our visit. Our order arrived and was made with such love, the eggs made exactly as we asked and plated with such beauty.
Of course, we enjoyed our time at Huiswinkels so much that we lost track of time and then had to make a mad dash to get to our next appointment, as we ran out to pay our bill we noticed some biscuits close to the counter and naturally we had to take some with for later, Chocolate Romany Creams, OMG – total “died and gone to heaven” moment!
Naturally, Huiswinkels scores FIVE-STARS on our scale of fabulousness.
You can visit Huiswinkels at 10 Biccard Street, Malmesbury.
Their hours are 08h00 to 18h00, Monday to Friday and 08h00 to 15h00 on a Saturday, or you can call them on 022 487 2000 or visit their website – www.huiswinkels.co.za and of course you can see all the amazing things that they are making on their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Huiswinkels

Vinnige reaksie lei tot groot dwelmvonds

Die Riebeek-Wes polisiekantoor het beslag gelê op ‘n reuse dwelmvonds. Sers Roger Arendse is tydens sy skof gekontak deur informante oor ‘n groot hoeveel dwelms by ‘n perseel op die dorp. Hulle het onmiddellik reageer en dwelms ontdek en ‘n 36-jare vrou is in hegtenis geneem. Sy verskyn weer op 25 Augustus 2021 in die Riebeek-Wes landdroshof. Foto: Samuel Walters

Inentings begin in Swartland

Munisipale bestuurder Joggie Scholtz het Donderdag in ‘n raadsvergadering bevestig dat die inenting vir persone 60 jaar en teen die Covid-19-virus op 1 Junie in die Swartland sal begin.
*Die stasies en datums is voorlopig soos volg:
•Malmesbury – Wesbank Gemeenskapsaal op 1-9 Junie
•Abbotsdale – 10 Junie
•Riverlands – 18 Junie
•Chatsworth – 10 Junie
•Kalbaskraal – 18 Junie
•Darling – 21-23 Junie
•Yzerfontein – 2-5 Julie
•Moorreesburg – 11-17 Junie
•Riebeek-Wes – 30 Junie
•Riebeek-Kasteel – 25 en 26 Junie
•Koringberg – 24 Junie
Hierdie is vir die persone wat reeds geregistreer het vir die inenting. Daar word beoog om die 12 346 persone wat wel geregistreer het, met die Pfizer-entstof in te ent. Persone wat dit ontvang, moet binne 42 dae na inenting die tweede entstof ontvang.

‘n Liefde vir rugby

Rugby is ‘n wêreld op sy eie. ‘n Plek waar wedstryde van jare gelede gereeld steeds in die geestesoog afspeel…
By die Joernaal is ons rugby-liefhebbers, maar onlangs het Willem du Preez en Henfré Brand Snr ons oë oopgemaak tot die magdom geskiedenis wat in rugby opgesluit lê.
Willem du Preez van Pretoria is een van die grootste versamelaars van rugby-memorabilia in Suid-Afrika.
Hy is na oorlewering met ‘n rugbybal in sy hande gebore en van kleins af het hy rugby geslaap, geëet en gespeel. Weens ‘n akute nekbesering kon hy nooit die sport professioneel beoefen nie, maar dit het hom geensins teruggehou.
Die Laeveld is waar hy aktief sy liefde vir rugby uitgeleef het en Willem het tot op 53-jarige ouderdom vir die span ‘Die Gryskatte’ gespeel.
Dit was egter in 1999 by ‘n Puma-afsluitingfunksie op Witbank dat die versamelaarsgogga hom amptelik gebyt het.
‘n Geselsie met Grant Bartle en ‘n getekende trui later, het die spreekwoordelike ‘wiele’ aan die rol gesit.
Sy versameling sluit ‘n magdom items in… Van truie, stewels, baadjies en boeke, alles behalwe die spelers se onderbroeke.
Dit is dus glad nie verbasend dat hy al op die aktuele geselsprogram ‘Kwêla’ verskyn het nie.
‘n Knop in die keel ontwikkel toe Willem noem dat hy ook Joost van der Westhuizen se laaste vyf truie besit wat hy geruil het met die 5-nasie span.
Die geskiedenis wat in hierdie versameling lê, is onmeetbaar en Willem se visie is om eendag ‘n museum oop te maak. Met die hoop dat hy die voorreg sal hê om dit self te bestuur.
Dit is juis die passie vir rugby, asook die gemeenskaplike liefde vir die geskiedenis van dié sport, wat hom en Henfré Brand Snr se paadjies laat kruis het.
Henfré, is ‘n bekende inwoner van Malmesbury en ook rugbykringe. Weens sy jarelange verbintenis aan Boland-rugby, is dit vanselfsprekend dat hy self ook ‘n groot versamelaar is.
Henfré en Willem het aanvanklik op ‘Facebook’ ontmoet. Dit wil voorkom asof hy meer vir Willem ‘gestalk’ het.
Toe Henfré besef wie Willem regtig is, het hy besluit om dadelik ‘n ontmoeting te reël.
Met ‘n belofte om truie te ruil, maar dat Willem dit self moet kom haal, was die spreekwoordelike ‘koeël’ deur die kerk en so het Willem op Malmesbury beland. ‘n Ander trekpleister was natuurlik die geleentheid om rugby-staaltjies met mekaar te deel.
Ons was bevoorreg om saam met dié twee rugby-fundi’s koffie te drink en die taal was rugby. Die atmosfeer gevul met entoesiasme en die liefde wat hulle vir rugby deel.
Willem is van nuuts af opgewonde, aangesien Henfré hom nou aan Boland-rugby bekendgestel het. Hy noem dat hy nooit besef het dat rugby so groot en so geliefd is aan hierdie kant van die wêreld nie.
Willem beoog nou om elke klub na te slaan wat deel uitmaak van die Boland Rugby-unie.
Op hede is daar 213 klubs, maar dit behoort seker nie te moeilik te wees om 213 klubs se truie en sakwapens te bekom nie.
Veral nie as jy iemand soos Henfré Brand ken, wat vir baie jare die stadium bestuurder van Boland-rugby was, en dus nog baie kontakte in daardie kringe het nie.
‘n Band van vriendskap is duidelik gesmee. Bykans onmoontlik om te glo dat hierdie twee mense slegs twee dae gelede ontmoet het.
En dat dit alles begin het deur ‘n gemeenskaplike liefde vir rugby, asook om die geskiedenis van die sport vas te vang, sodat dit vir altyd behoue kan bly.

Sport: Rugby

Die span van die Tiere-rugbyspan op Moorreesburg het Saterdag teen De Doorns gespeel en met 70-6 gewen. Foto: Ghida Visser

Bul vir R90 000 verkoop

Met die afgelope Joyce’s Angus-stoetveiling is 20 bulle, 21 dragtige verse, 15 oop verse en 40 slagosse opgeveil.
Altesaam 42 geregistreerde deelnemers het gebie om die hoogste bod.
Vir die swart bulle was die gemiddelde prys R49 000, vir die rooi bulle R40 250, dragtige verse R22 786 en vir die oop verse R15 450.
Die swart bul wat die hoogste prys behaal het, was Joyce’s Bissie DuP, wat gekoop is deur Albert Enslin van Kroonstad vir R90 000.
In die afdeling van die rooi bulle, in Lot 4, was dit Joyce’s Ben Ten wat gekoop is deur Philip Grobler van Tulbagh vir R48 000, asook lot 8, Joyce’s Cash Is King ET, gekoop deur Danie Louw van Eensgezind vir R48 000.
Die duurste lot verse was lot 21 wat deur Paul Hugo vir R25 500 gekoop is.

Gear up for Porterville rally

Two years the period required for the Western Province Rally fraternity to reach the foot of the Olifants River Mountains again, but, given everything scheduled for Saturday 5 June 2021 it was well worth the wait! With the sulpher yellow Disa only found in a single colony in the town of Porterville and powerful summer thermals attracting paragliding enthusiasts, the Dasklip Pass will take you to the Groot Winterhoek Reserve and now, the return of the 2nd CPMCC Porterville Rally.
With the support of Amagunya Suppliers, Marshall’s Delicious Minerals, Die Hollandse Motor Spesialis, CEJ Plant Hire, Dynamic Plant Solutions, Porterville F.T.Services, K&H Freight, various landowners and Porterville Tourism the Cape Peninsula Motorcycle and Car Club (the second oldest motor club in South Africa, founded in 1910) have scheduled a brilliant 8 stage (124.68km special stages, 187.22km liaison stages and total distance of 311.90km event at the foot of the Voorberg.
Four testing specials stages were to be completed twice and these would prove testing indeed as it represents a substantial increase in stage kilometers from 2019.
Really turning the 2021 edition into a festive affair is the much anticipated appearance of the SAAF Silver Falcons aerial display team at 09h15 and 14h45 on Saturday 2021. Team 84 is led by veteran CFS Langebaanweg flight instructor Major Sivuyile Tangana and his four ship team is set to delight all directly above the Porterville Showgrounds whilst the Ground Liaison Officer, Lt Cwenga Kwatsha, will be present at the showgrounds with the merchandise gazebo for those wishing to acquire genuine SAAF Silver Falcon memorabilia.
The team will be opening proceedings at 09h15 after which the first competing rally team will be flagged away from Porterville Showgrounds at 09h30 by none other than the Veteran Controls Officials (now retired) of Western Province Rallying, Lance and Rosemary Maytham. All the way from the Overberg and please, insist on receiving some Jellybabies before you leave the line!
Ismaeel Davids and Yusuf Ganief should in theory start third in the S2000 specification ID Paving 431 CCMCC S5 Toyota Run X 2.0 4×4 with Shaun Jones and Jason Thorpe fourth off the line in their Advanced Asphalting 424 S5 Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2.0 Turbo 4×4.
They are really going to have to pull out all the stops as their status in the region will now be challenged by Owen Jones (19 years old) and Aden Bredencamp in a very well prepared 454 S5 Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2.0 Turbo 4×4. Keeping up with the Jones’s just stepped up a gear with uncle Llewellyn, father Shaun and son Owen all capable of winning.
Paul-Hendrik “Paulus” Franken and TBA will be the pesky irritation to the powerful and spectacular 4×4 entries in his remarkably nimble three cylinder 1000cc Turbo front wheel drive Franken Motorsport 125 S5 Volkswagen Polo Vivo GT Cup and all would be well advised to keep a very sharp eye on the progress of this DKW on steroids.
Another exciting entry is expected to be the, ex-Hannes Grobler, Howard Centre Motors 428 S5 Nissan Sentra 2.0 4×4 of Winston Neethling and Lyle Marais. The team currently fitting a new steering rack and they are anticipating making the 5 June 2021 startline.
37 years ago Etienne Malherbe participated in the Lowveld 500 Rally in his R390 Mazda Capella Rotary with Eric Storbeck as navigator. The Mazda was comprehensively destroyed later in the year when they rolled it into oblivion on the 250 Hammanskraal special stage outside Pretoria. Over the years since Etienne enjoyed great success in class A5 with a Toyota Tazz but his love for rear wheel driven cars saw him acquire the ex-Johan Prins factory Nissan Stanza 1600. With Yvette Ramshaw as navigator they proved both popular and spectacular in the Western Province before Etienne moved to the Garden Route.
The rally will open with a 17.34km stage named Heuningberg and there will be no servicing of the cars before they tackle the popular 15km Middelpos stage.
A twenty minute service park is all that service crews will be afforded to get their respective teams ready for a second loop of the same two stages.
Teams will then enjoy a 45min Lunch Break / Service Park before heading off to the 16.48km Poskantoor stage immediately followed by the 13.52km Septemberskraal. It is only June but 20min service is all they have before repeating the two testing stages.
The roads are said to be in beautiful condition and fortunately for Riyaan Amlay the watersplash is dry this year. Current weather prediction has cloudy skies with 7ºC minimum and 25ºC maximum, sunrise 07h40 and sunset 17h44 (daylight for 10hrs04min). A lazy moon only rises 03h00 and sets 15h01 thus be safe on the roads to and from event.
The very friendly farming community really welcoming the rally to their area, but man, can these guys build contours! Hard landings can be the order of the day. Do you take the cautious approach or the flat-out approach?
Not that Llewellyn Jones and Christophé Pichon had any time to appreciate the view in 2019 as they set the fastest time on six consecutive stages to take an emphatic victory in the CEJ Plant Hire 434 CPMCC S5 Subaru Impreza 2.0 Turbo 4×4.

  • Patrick Vermaak

Stand van die damme

Die watervoorsieningsnetwerk van die Wes-Kaap staan nou op 75.5%. Verlede week dieselfde tyd was die dam 74.5% vol. In 2017 was die damme 19.5% vol.
Die Bergrivierdam is nou 86.1% vol, waar dit verlede week 84% en verlede jaar 69.5% vol was.
Die Laer-Steenbras is nou 62.4% vol, in vergelyking met verlede week se 62.6% en verlede jaar se 48.2%.
Die Theewaterskloofdam was Maandag 81% vol. Verlede week was dit 80.3% vol en verlede jaar 52%. In 2017 was die dam 13.6% vol.
Die Voëlvleidam, die Swartland se enigste bron van water, was Maandag 61.4% vol en verlede week 60.2%. Verlede jaar was die dam 49.9% vol en in 2017 14.3%.
Wat die reënvalsyfers betref, is daar by die Theewaterskloofdam1.6mm op 27 Mei, 2.4mm op 29 Mei en 0.6mm op 30 Mei gemeet. In totaal vir Mei het 172mm geval.
By Voëlvlei is daar op 25 Mei 0.1mm, 27 Mei 0.1mm, 25 Mei 5.5mm en 29 Mei 1.5mm gemeet. In totaal is 116.3mm gedurende Mei-maand gemeet.
Bron: www.capetown.gov.za


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