Day: September 16, 2021

Pret of CEA

Vrydag het Moorreesburg behoorlik van sy winterslaap ontwaak toe daar op dié Swartlandse dorp ‘n pretloop aangebied is. Oud en jonk het deelgeneem en die vars lug en oggendbriesie geniet. Hierdie vierstuks het bietjie afgedwaal en die koringlande gaan verken.
Foto: Ghida Visser

Rekordprys vir wol behaal

Die tweede Sybokhaarveiling van die 2021 Winter seisoen het op die 7de September 2021 plaasgevind in Port-Elizabeth. Van die bokhaar aangebied op die veiling was 76% RMS-gesertifiseerd en dit het gesorg vir goeie kompetisie tussen die kopershuise.
Kleinbokkiehaar styg met 3.8% met ‘n markaanwyser van R718.35/kg en 100% is verkoop. Jongbokhaar het met 1.7% gestyg met ‘n markaanwyser van R490.03/kg en 100% is verkoop.
Fyn grootbokhaar styg met 9.3% met ‘n markaanwyser van R404.10/kg en 100% is verkoop.
Sterk grootbokhaar het met 10.8% gestyg met ‘n markaanwyser van R333.45/kg en 98% het verkoop. Die gemiddelde markaanwyser het met 3.5% gestyg en gesluit op R418.66/kg.
Daar is 97.3% bokhaar verkoop. OVK se markaanwyser het gesluit op R425.83/kg en was hoër as die Nasionale Markaanwyser.
Hoogste volledige skeersel gemiddeld was R651.41/kg vir DH Schoeman van Oudtshoorn.
OVK bin het weereens goed verkoop met die hoogste bin prys van R820/kg vir die dag op die veiling.
Rekord prys vir Winterkleinbokkiehaar is behaal deur DH Schoeman van Oudtshoorn vir ‘n baal van 25.2 mikron met ‘n skoonopbrengs van 91.5%.
Die baal is verkoop teen ‘n rekord prys van R970/kg en New England Wool SA was die koper.

Die vooruitsig vir die volgende veiling is dat pryse op die huidige vlakke sal verhandel.
Die derde veiling van 2021 Winter seisoen sal op die 28ste September plaasvind te Port-Elizabeth.
OVK bied voorskotte op vesel wat by ons gelewer word, asook produksielenings.
Skakel gerus die OVK Veselkantoor in Port Elizabeth of u Tegniese Veldbeampte vir meer inligting.
Vind ook meer uit oor die opwindende nuwe kommissiestruktuur op vesel bemark deur OVK.
Produsente word ook herinner aan die lojaliteitskema van OVK, waar boere beloon word met 23.9 sent vir elke kilogram vesel wat deur OVK bemark word.

Support local with business chamber

The Malmesbury Business Chamber invite Malmesbury learners from Grade 1 to 12 to take part in two new competitions with exciting prizes.
Both competitions form part of our #SupportLocal campaign.
Visit our social media pages on Facebook or Instagram: Malmesbury Sakekamer to read more about both competitions and start sharing slogans of Malmesbury and pictures of yourselves while supporting local businesses. Please remember to tag #MalmesburySakekamer.
Prizes awarded will be based on the number of ‘likes’ received by the photos.
The competition for Better Beginnings College, CPM, Ilingelethu, Schoonspruit and Wesbank Secondary Schools; Swartland High, Liebenberg, Naphakade, St Thomas and Swartland Primary schools will run until 23 September 2021.
We would like to thank the following sponsors who made this competition possible: Bulldog Spares, Café Myrtledene, JAR Transport, Malmesbury Business Chamber, Malmesbury Guesthouse, Malmesbury Kwekery, Margaret Rossouw Wiskunde, Maths 4 Africa; MC Books & Tax; Nuweplaas Farm stall; Mr. M. Pillay, Prima Group, Rossouw & Du Plessis Attorneys, RSAM Insurance Brokers.

Registreer die naweek

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 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 seker maak waar jy jou kruisie moet trek en ook jou registrasiestatus nagaan.
Die verkiesing vind dan op 1 November plaas.

Proudly Porterville showcases local artwork

Art lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, families and anyone looking for a wonderful break away – take note that Proudly Porterville, an annual weekend-long event that has fast made a name for itself on the events calendar, will be taking place once again in the picturesque town of Porterville in the Bergrivier from Friday 01st to Sunday the 3rd of October.
This highly anticipated art experience now in its fourth year – provides an opportunity to view and purchase a wide variety of art from both emerging and acclaimed artists who have made Porterville their home. The art community throws open its doors to visitors over this weekend – welcoming the public into their studios. Art ranges from paintings, jewellery, and ceramics to bespoke tableware, woodwork, mosaics, crochet, quilting, beading and more.
15 venues throughout the town – including the brand-new custom-built studio of renowned ceramicist Carin Dorrington – will be showcasing the work of a myriad of artists. In addition to this, several artists will also be offering ceramic and painting workshops over the course of the weekend. Some of the acclaimed artists to anticipate are John Bauer, a ceramicist and materials engineer; Clare Menck and Arend Louw, both painters; as well as Annelie Janse van Rensburg, a ceramicists.
Also worth visiting is the Mosaic Route which features the mosaic art of several talented youth from Monte Bertha, a neighbourhood that is a legacy of the former apartheid dispensation. The route tells the story of historic moments and sites in mosaic and the full detail of each site can be read when scanning the OR Code on the mural.
Proudly Porterville offers art enthusiasts, collectors, investors and interior decorators alike a weekend not to be missed.
And it is not just about the art. There are many other activities on offer to make a weekend of it.
The Porterville community has come together to produce an exciting and varied festival that includes live music with Francois van Coke performing on the Friday night – outdoor events, culinary experiences, and family friendly fun. For foodies there are a myriad of coffee shops, restaurants, and eateries – as well as a popular weekly Farmers Market that draws visitors in their droves. Gin fans can enjoy a gin-tasting and tapas experience at the boutique distillery in the mountains above Porterville.
Outdoor enthusiasts are also in for a treat with a visit to Porterville, which offers a variety of hiking trails to fascinating destinations. There is also an uphill waterfall trail dotted with 22 waterfalls snaking their way down the mountainside, interspersed with crystal clear pools for a cooling dip. Mountain-bikers will love the many trails that wind their way through the surrounding countryside.
These are just a few examples of what is on offer which allow visitors to experience the Porterville village life and immerse themselves in the many wonderful country town offerings that make rural living so appealing. Nearly all the attractions at Proudly Porterville are within walking distance from each other, so visitors can park and stroll through the town, enjoying the art exhibitions, stopping for a meal, buying local fare – all with a beautiful mountain backdrop.
Porterville is only 150 km’s from Cape Town so well within reach for a day-trip, but there is so much to see and do that visitors are encouraged to book and make a full weekend of it. When it comes to accommodation options, one is truly spoilt for choice with options from quaint self-catering cottages to luxury B&B’s and guesthouses, country farm-stays, secluded mountain retreats, renowned camping spots and more.

Long known as the home of the rare Disa Uniflora flower, as well as a paragliding and hang-gliding mecca, this beautiful town is now fast making a name for itself as an art capital. The Proudly Porterville event has further entrenched the village as a hot spot amongst art and food enthusiasts, as well as those looking for a memorable escape from the city, surrounded by exceptional natural beauty and country charm.

Tickets are not required for the Proudly Porterville weekend as entry is free, but accommodation bookings, restaurant reservations and workshop bookings are recommended ahead of the time due to demand. For more information visit or contact Porterville Tourism Office (022-931 3732).

What: Proudly Porterville Art Weekend
Where: Porterville, 150km’s from Cape Town
When: 01 – 03 October 2021
Info: ; 022 931 3732

Maki-Saki: Hidden gem of Yzerfontein

On 1 April 2021, Estelle and Savy Ciaglia became the proud owners of the Maki-Saki Guesthouse in Yzerfontein.
Their vision was to create an intimate, upmarket, and affordable boutique spa that provides more than just accommodation to its guests. Renovations started on 1 April and on the 1st of August the new Maki-Saki Boutique Spa and Self-Catering Accommodation opened its doors to the public.
Positioned a mere 120 meters from the beach, you will find this “gem” that boasts views of the sea. Characterized by the same glory and legacy it has been known for over the past years, but now being able to complement its unique offering synonymous with its 21st century luxury. Guests can enjoy an indoor jacuzzi, heated pool, indoor braai facilities, boutique gym, relaxation areas, wooden deck overlooking the waves crashing on the rocks. Complimentary to this is the beautiful, renovated self-catering apartment for 6 people. It offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open-plan kitchen/living area, DSTV, Netflix, Wi-Fi, courtyard, tanning deck and safe & secure parking. Whilst being our guest at the establishment, the facilities will not be shared with anybody else, thus providing our guests with the exclusive use of the facility.
The on-site professional beauty salon offers an array of relaxing treatments and packages for your enjoyment. Full and half day spa packages is also available for day visitors!. On 1 January 2022 Maki-Saki will launch it’s first day-spa for kids between 6 – 14 years of age.
This establishment is the perfect getaway to create beautiful memories like never before!. Contact Estelle on 0834545762 for more information or email

Guus takes to the road

Guus van Veen is a cyclist that does not hold back when it comes to challenging himself.
This 23 year old, from the Netherlands, has cycled his way across 2 continents and we were privileged to touch base with him and talk about his incredible journey, thus far.
He is quite modest about this accomplishment and he comes across as a shy, young man, but his confidence and passion shines through.
The idea of embarking on this epic adventure already started 3 years ago.
Guus slowly started saving up, while putting everything in place. Which included preparing his parents, as he is an only child.
He eventually quit his job in the military, and on the 4th of July, 2020 he cycled away from his home towards the South of Europe.
What stands out is the fact that he started this journey amidst a global pandemic, while most countries were in lockdown and borders were closed.
When asked about the difficulties and challenges this must have brought about, Guus smiles and admits that many luxuries known to man he can live without.
He is however constantly humbled by the kindness and selflessness of strangers, as he was fed and taken care of by many people, regardless of their race or religion and they never expected anything in return.
To him, this is proof that love still guides the human spirit, but adds, on a more serious note, that this way of traveling is not for the fainthearted.
When asked how he ended up in Malmesbury, Guus smiles and talks about how he met local resident, Paul Minnaar, while the latter was on holiday with family.
They instantly clicked and after spending some time with the family, they were kind enough to invite him to their home, in Malmesbury, once he reached Cape Town.
He is extremely grateful and thankful for their kindness and hospitality, and confesses that this is the longest period of time that he has spent, in one place, as a stopover.
On Thursday, 9 September 2021, Guus continued his journey as he started cycling towards Namibia.
He plans on making stops in Angola, Congo and the DRC, before he starts his journey home again.
It could take him almost a year before he’ll finally be back in the Netherlands.
We wish you well on the next half of your adventure, Guus.

Benefits of indoor tanning

There is a new kid in town…Gleam Sunbed Studio in Malmesbury, run by owner Chantal Taljaard.
Just in time for the beginning of summer and for your matric dance!
Having a perfect, bronze tan all year long is something most women (and some men) dream about. Thanks to modern sunless tanning technologies, this dream can easily come true for all you bronze-hue craving people who feel comfortable showing some skin.
According to many beauty experts, sunless tanning looks much better and is actually much healthier for your skin than being exposed to the sun for long periods of time.

  1. It Reduces the Risk of Skin Cancer
    Although it might sound a bit odd, sunless tanning does reduce the risk of cancer development.
    Yes, UV rays are notorious for having a plethora of harmful effects on the human body – they promote abnormal cell growth and are known to kill the cells in our organism. However, since one of the major benefits of indoor tanning is also the boost of vitamin D (more on this below), sunless tanning can actually reduce the risk of the following cancers:
    Breast cancer
    But how exactly does indoor tanning reduce the risk of skin cancer?
    It all comes down to the amount of time spent exposed to UV rays.
    Compared to outdoor tanning, indoor tanning techniques are much faster and require less time for your body to be exposed to UV rays.
    Plus, with regular sun tanning, there’s always the possibility to spend hours and hours in the sun, without even being aware of the repercussions. Whether you fall asleep on the beach, or you lose track of time playing sports, your skin gets much more sun exposure than it is recommended.
    This doesn’t happen in tanning beds or in spray on tanning booths, so the risk of burning your skin is much lower, but you DO get all the benefits of regular tanning.
    Always make sure you follow whatever guidelines you get from sunless tanning technicians, regardless of whether you are opting for spray-on tans or tanning beds. The majority of salons and companies have policies and a set of rules that you need to follow. Some of them include:

Use tanning beds only once per day
Don’t use tanning beds more than twice a week
If you are a first-timer, your first tanning session shouldn’t last more than seven minutes
Use goggles
Avoid tyrosine-based tanning accelerators
Avoid tanning enhancers/tingles or pills
Do not exfoliate your skin just before your spray-on tanning session.
Contact Chantall on 082 324 7593 to make your appointment at Gleam Sunbed Studio in Piet Retief Street, Malmesbury. They are running an opening special where you only pay R250 for 10 sessions!



Die Swartland, sowel as die Bergrivier, staan vol in blom. Of dit nou kanola-geel is en of dit veldblomme is, maar blomme is daar blomme wat die streek prentjiemooi versier.