Swartland Joernaal

Swartland Joernaal

Day: August 5, 2021

In geel en groen getooi

Die Swartland is besig om sy lappieskombers-uitrusting aan te trek met die groen en geel graan- en kanolalande wat nou helderkleurig is. Die Swartlandse plase is altyd ‘n miernes van aktiwiteite.

Foto: Zander Garcia

Vaccinations in Malmesbury

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Swartland in groen en geel getooi

Die vlakke van die damme in die water-voorsieningsnetwerk van die Wes-Kaap staan nou op 97.5% met ‘n daaglikse gemiddelde verbruik van 739 megaliter vanuit hierdie netwerk.
Die Bergrivierdam was Maandag 100.5%. Die dam se vlak het onveranderd gebly in die afgelope week.
Die Laer-Steenbrasdam was Maandag 88.4% vol, in vergelyking met die vorige week se 86.3%.
Gedurende 2017, toe die Wes-Kaap gebuk gegaan het onder erge droogte, was die dam op dieselfde tyd 29.5% vol.
Die Theewaterskloofdam was Maandag ook vol en het die watermerk by die 102%-vlak gestaan. Die dam was die vorige week 102.2% vol in vergelyking met 2017 se 21.6%.
Die Voëlvleidam, die Swartland se enigste bron van water, was Maandag 86.4% vol. Verlede week het die dam se vlak op 83.8% gestaan en in 2017 op 21.9%.
Die watervoorsieningskanaal se vlak het die afgelope week met 0.6% gestyg.
Die res van die week word mooi en sonnige weer voorspel, met reën wat slegs vir Saterdag voorspel word.
Bron: www.capetown.gov.za

Tips to help you cope

The Corona virus pandemic not just effected people physically over the last year, but also put a mental strain on teenagers and adults.
Here are some tips provided by Unicef to help you cope.

  1. Recognize that your anxiety is completely normal
    If school closures and worrying headlines are making you anxious, you are not the only one. Actually, that is how you should be feeling.
    “Psychologists have long recognized that anxiety is a normal and healthy function that alerts us to threats and helps us take measures to protect ourselves”, says Dr. Lisa Damour, expert adolescent psychologist, best-selling author and monthly New York Times columnist.
  2. Find a distraction
    “Psychologists know that when people are in chronically difficult conditions it’s helpful to divide the problem into two categories: things they can do something about, and then things they can do nothing about”, says Dr. Damour.
  3. Focus on yourself
    Have you wanted for a while now to learn to do something new, to start reading a new book, or to devote time to playing an instrument? Now is the time to do all that.
    “I have been making a list of all the books I’ve wanted to read and all of the things I’ve wanted to do for some time now”, says Dr. Damour.
  4. Connect with your feelings
    Missing events with friends, hobbies and sports is very disappointing. “These are major losses. They are very upsetting for all, including teenagers”, Dr. Damour says. What is the best way to deal with disappointment? Allow yourself to feel it. “When it comes to having a painful feeling, the only way out is through. Go be sad, and if you allow yourself to do it, you will feel better soon.”
    Everyone processes their feelings in a different way. “Some children are going to make art, some are going to want to talk to their friends and use their shared sadness as a way to feel connected in a time when they can’t be together in person, and some children are going to want to find ways to get food to food banks”, says Dr. Damour. It’s important to do what you feel is right and useful.
  5. Be kind to yourself and others
    Some teenagers are facing online bullying and violence due to coronavirus. “Activating bystanders is the best way to address any kind of bullying”, says Dr. Damour.

Maak aanlyn seker van jou stemstatus

Suid-Afrikaners wat aan die vereistes voldoen om in die opkomende nasionale verkiesing te stem, kan nou aanlyn registreer of hul inligting nagaan.
Jy kan nou by www.registertovote.elections.org.za jou registrasie van die veiligheid van jou huis doen.
Jy moet ‘n Suid-Afrikaner van ten minste 16 jaar en ouer wees om te registreer, maar jy moet 18-jaar oud wees om te kan stem.
As jy die webtuiste besoek, moet jy op die ‘Register to vote’-skakel klik.
Vul jou persoonlike inligting in.
Verskaf die pin-kode wat na jou selfoon gestuur is.
Vul jou adres in.
Neem ‘n foto van jou ID-dokument, of ‘n geskandeerde kopie daarvan en laai dit op.
Hierna sal jy binne 24 uur ‘n SMS ontvang wat jou registrasie bevestig.
Jy kan ook by www.elections.org.za seker maak waar jy jou kruisie moet trek en ook jou registrasiestatus nagaan.
Registrasienaweek sou op 31 Julie en 1 Augustus gehou word, maar is intussen uitgestel tot ‘n verdere datum.
Die voorlopige verkiesingsdatum is 27 Oktober.

Unique skin care products produced by Simply Bee

At Simply Bee their mission is to not only cultivate awareness of the benefits of using natural beeswax products but to also aid in bee conservation.
Their beehives, it began with their father, who provided them with the foundation to not only create these products but to also continue a family legacy.
Simply Bee’s products offer all natural handmade products, free from harmful chemicals and synthetic fragrances. Making it safe and environmentally friendly.
Helena, the owner, being allergic to most cosmetics with synthetic ingredients and harsh preservatives, have done much research, trials and studying of the bees and their products. This led to the beginning of Simply Bee, a range of natural, organic products for both the body and the home. Simply Bee is situated in the oldest town of the West Coast, Hopefield.
They are 22 women and three men strong.
Simply Bee also has a beauty salon where these products are used.
With new and exciting new procedures and treatments coming soon, this salon is one equipped with some of the best equipment with trained professionals waiting to help you look your best.

Spike in fuel prices now a reality

All fuel types will be more expensive in August when the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) adjusted fuel prices for August.
This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). The fuel price is adjusted on the first Wednesday of every month.
“The average Rand/US dollar exchange rate consistently trended upward during July and the weaker local currency will make it more expensive for South Africa to import fuel,” says the AA. The Association adds that over the same period, international oil prices averaged higher, despite a mid-month pullback.
“As a result, the price increase will be quite hefty. We’re expecting around 83 cents a litre higher for petrol, 48 cents a litre for diesel, and also 48 cents for illuminating paraffin,” the AA says.
The Association says that these new increases will mean the price of petrol will have climbed nearly 23% in just seven months since January, while the price of diesel will have climbed around 20% and the price of illuminating paraffin will have increased by around 30% over the same period.
“ULP95 cost R14.86 a litre in January compared to the expected new price of around R18.22 in August. In January a litre of diesel cost R13.00 compared to the expected August price of R15.56 a litre, while a litre of illuminating paraffin is expected to cost around R9.61 when the price is adjusted for August compared to its price of R7.39 in January. These increases will add to the heavy financial burden for South Africans already battered by weak economic conditions,” the AA concludes.

Malmesbury Lions se Houer van Hoop wil ‘n verskil maak

Die inperkingsmaatreëls van die Covid-19-pandemie, het nie net ondernemings en indiwidue swaar getref nie, maar ook liefdadigheidsorganisasies en diensorganisasies wat ‘n verskil wil maak in diegene wat dit juis weens hierdie maatreëls die nodigste het.
Die plaaslike Malmesbury Lions-klub is een van hierdie organisasies wat deur die aanvanklike strenger inperkingsmaatreëls nie daarin kon slaag om hul beplande projekte en fondsinsamelings suksesvol uit te voer nie.
Die Malmesbury Lions-klub het onlangs hul nuwe president, José Braga Borges, ingewy, saam met die nuwe kabinet wat vir die verskillende portefeuljes verantwoordelikheid sal neem.
Die klub het nou ‘n “Houer van Hoop”-projek geloods, waar al die benodigdhede vir ‘n vullende pot groentesop in ‘n glashouer geplaas word en aan behoeftiges gegee word.
Hier het hulle die gemeenskap se hulp nodig met die bestanddele. (Sien onder)
Alle donasies kan by Lize Signs ingehandig word.
Met hierdie projek poog hulle om steeds ‘n verskil in iemand se lewe te kan maak, deur ‘n maaltyd aan ‘n gesin te kan voorsien, met die in ag neming van die Covid-protokol.
Vir meer inligting, stuur ‘n epos aan malmesburylions@gmail.com en vind uit hoe jy betrokke kan raak.

Praat so met Eskom

Nou kan jy as verbruiker jou opinie oor die dienslewering van Eskom lewer op hulle splinternuwe toepassing.
Eskom het besluit om die digitale era te omarm en so hulle toeganklikheid aan hul kliënte te vermeerder.
Die verbeterde weergawe van MyEskom Customer-toepassing en die bekendstelling van Alfred die klets-rekenaar is die eerstes in ‘n rits nuwe digitale platforms wat bekendgestel word om Eskom se self-help-kanale te verbeter.
Die MyEskom-toep is aangepas om Eskom-kliënte die kans te gee om foute aan te meld, hul balans na te gaan en om hul eie meter-lesers deur te gee.
Eskom moedig kliënte aan om van hierdie kanale gebruik te maak, aangesien dit verbruikersvriendelik en goedkoper is as in die verlede en dat dit ook ‘n verbeterde reaksie-tyd het.
Om die toep af te laai, moet jy een van die volgende doen.

  1. Gaan na https://alfred.eskom.co.za/chatroom/
  2. Laai die toep af vanaf Google Play vir Android en App Store van Apple.
  3. Gaan na https://csonline.eskom.co.za/GTConnect/Login/
    Enige uitdagings rondom die gebruik van hierdie digitale platforms kan gestuur word aan die ondersteuningspan by mobility@eskom.co.za

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