Swartland Joernaal

Swartland Joernaal

Day: October 8, 2021

Doves open deure

Doves Malmesbury en Moorreesburg is twee splinternuwe ondernemings in die Swartland wat eersdaags hul deure vir die publiek oop maak. Doves, wat ‘n ou bekende in die streek is, was vir ‘n wyle weg, maar is terug om die gemeenskap van diens te wees.

Die Malmesbury-tak open op 15 Oktober, met Moorreesburg wat kort op sy hakke volg. Konsessie-eienaar, Jacques Casteling, is opgewonde oor die uitbreiding en nuwe moontlikhede. Saam met hom aan stuur van sake is Willie de Kock.

By die Malmesbury-tak is Sharnette Pienaar (bestuurder) die vriendelike gesig wat kliënte begroet, met Albert Nel op ontvangs.

Thinking about painting?

Painting is a quick and cheap way to give an old room a breath of fresh air or to make your house more sellable if you are putting it on the market. Find out all you have ever wanted to know about selecting paint.

Which paint should you choose?
Paint comes in a variety of sheens as well as in either oil or latex. Latex paint is the most commonly and preferred paint type to use because of its ease of clean up and long lasting durability. It also tends to be more fade resistant and breathes better than oil, resulting in less blistering of the paint. We recommend using a latex paint for most of your walls and household uses. However, oil based paint is great for priming real wood moldings and trim as it tends to seal stains and knots from the wood better than a latex paint wood.
It does take longer to dry than a latex paint though, so plan for more drying time. I personally use an oil based shellac primer on my trim and then opt for a latex paint as the top coat.
Which sheen should I select?
The glossier the paint, the easier it is to clean up. If you have small children and the room you are painting has high traffic, like in a playroom, or tends to get grease on the wall such as in a kitchen, opt for high gloss sheen as you can easily wipe the wall down with a damp sponge. This will however make blemishes and imperfections in your wall more apparent and in rooms such as living rooms, could give off an unpleasant shine. High gloss is also great for trim and will give the trim a nice finished look, complementing the flatter sheen of your walls.
Semi-gloss would also be a good choice for kitchens and baths as well as trim providing you with ease of wash-ability and less shine than the gloss.
It is also slightly cheaper than the gloss finish and is a very common alternative. Satin sheens have a satiny smooth finish to them and could also be used in kitchens, baths and hallways. This may be a good choice if you really want some gloss and paint that can clean easily without the shine of a gloss.
If you have walls with lots of imperfections, select a flat or matte paint. You can usually get away with one coat of paint with a flat. The downside to this paint is that it does not stand up well to a good cleaning and does tend to show dirt more so choose this for rooms that will not get lots of fingerprints and dirt on them. Probably the most popular sheen is eggshell, which hides imperfections like a flat does but is easier to wash, so more durable and smoother to the touch. I recommend this for most rooms as it seems to have the best of both the flat and glossy worlds.

Which colour should I choose?
If you are in the process of selling your house, I recommend selecting a white or off-white colour as the choice for walls.
This will allow the buyer to easily cover the wall with their choice of colour and will give your rooms a brighter and clean appearance.
However, you should take full advantage of the hundreds of paint selections and brochures at your local paint store as well as talk to a salesperson about the various colour schemes for the look you want. You can change the feel of any room in your house with a little planning and some colour, varying the shades for a certain look or feel.
A good rule of thumb is to remember the colour wheel. We all learned about the primary colours in school – red, yellow and blue. These are on the colour wheel at 12:00, 4:00 and 8:00 respectively. Combining any of these will give you a secondary colour (i.e. purple, orange).
Colours near each other on the colour wheel such as blue and purple are analogous to each other and will allow one colour to stand out more.
Colours opposite each other on the colour wheel such as green and red are complementary to one another and will nicely play off each other. Staying within the same shade of colour (i.e. greens) will give you a subtle and soothing look.
Painting with cool colours such as blues, greens and purples makes small rooms appear larger and more airy while colours such as reds, yellows and oranges will give a room a more vibrant appearance. You can vary the warmth even with a red or yellow by choosing muted shades of those colours such as pink, peach or a buttery yellow. Warm colours have cool ones as their complementary colours while cool colours have warm complements.
Shades are either pure or vibrant, muted (which are less intense than their vibrant counterparts) or shaded (the darker colours in the same colour scheme).

Persoonlike herwinning: Maak dit regtig ‘n verskil?

Anna-Bet Stemmet
As jy een van die groeiende groep Swartland inwoners is wat kies om tuis te herwin, mag jy dalk al gewonder het of jou pogings enigsins ‘n verskil maak. Dit kan tog soms voel asof die klein gebaar wat jy en jou gesin in die verband maak nie regtig veel beteken nie.
Die goeie nuus is dat dit beslis ‘n verskil maak!
Malmesbury-inwoner Helena Sheridan is ‘n stigterslid van albei Fanplastiek, ‘n opwindende inisiatief wat ten doel het om oorskot-plastiek te herskep in gebruiksartikels en kuns; sowel as Platform, ‘n geregistreerde nie-winsgewende onderneming wat projekte ondersteun wat die bewaring van die natuurlike wêreld bevorder en ter selfde tyd plaaslike gemeenskappe ontwikkel.
“Daar is ‘n tendens in die media wat afvra hoekom ons as individue die moeite moet doen om te herwin as dit eintlik die groot korporasies is wat die meeste gemors maak en die omgewing besoedel. Studies toon egter dat ons binne die volgende vyf jaar die impak gaan begin sien van inisiatiewe wat reeds in plek gesit is sedert dit aan die lig gekom het dat die planeet in gedrang is.,” vertel Helena wat onlangs die geleentheid gehad het om onlangs deel te wees van die Design Science Studio wat virtueel aangebied deur die Buckminster Fuller Institute.
“As ons nou die regte besluite maak kan ons die ding nog omdraai. As wetenskaplikes, ontwerpers, kunstenaars en alledaagse mense almal saamspan om dinge te laat verander kan ons enorme verandering te weeg bring – ons het al die hulpbronne en kennis tot ons beskikking. Ons moet net dit gebruik!”
So waar begin jy?
“Klein, plaaslike besighede soos Malmesbury Recycling maak dit vir ons almal moontlik om ons deel op ‘n baie gerieflike en eenvoudige manier sommerso van die huis af te doen. Melani Cullum en haar span neem enige skoon herwinbare afval, en dit hoef nie noodwendig gesorteer te wees nie, want hulle het ‘n sorteringspan wat dit by hul perseel behartig,” vertel Helena.
Die besigheid bestaan al sedert 2018, en dien ʼn verskeidenheid besighede en huisgesinne in en om die dorp. Jy versamel jou herwinbare afval tuis, hulle kom laai dit op, sorteer dit en maak seker dit word in die regte kanale gestuur vir herwinning.
“Al wat dit eintlik verg is om ‘n oomblik te neem voor jy ‘n item in die drom gooi om te besin of dit herwinbaar is of nie, en dit eenkant te sit indien wel. Sodra jou herwinning dan aansienlik is (twee swartsakke vol of meer), laat weet jy ons, en my span kom laai dit gratis en verniet by jou huis op. Ons neem ook met graagte ander ongebruikte artikels wat ons onder minderbevoorregtes versprei,” vertel Melani.
Karin Smit van Cherry Lane vertel dat hulle alreeds 4 jaar hul besigheid se herwinning deur Malmesbury Recyling laat doen. “As ‘n besigheid kies ons om te herwin sodat ons kan bydra daartoe om die planeet te beskerm, en ‘n gelukkige en gesonde omgewing te skep waarin ons kinders en kleinkinders kan floreer. Melani en haar span bied skoon, netjies en professionele diens; ek kan hulle ten sterkste aanbeveel,” se Karin.
Tree in kontak met Malmesbury Recycling deur Melani Cullum te skakel of ‘n WhatsApp-boodskap te stuur na 074 173 9469. Of besoek hul Facebook-blad by www.facebook.com/malmesburyrecycling vir nadere besonderhede.

JB’s Nissan doen dit weer

JB’s Nissan, die oudste motorhandelaar op Malmesbury, het weer stof in teenstaanders se oë geskop toe hulle aangewys is as Suid-Afrika se Handelaar van die Jaar. Regdeur die bank.
Hulle is ook aangewys as die wenner in die onderdele afdeling vir in klein afdeling.
Hierdie handelaar, onder die bestuur van Daniël Prins (regs onder), het verlede jaar ook met hierdie toekenning gespog, maar is steeds beskeie oor die lof wat hulle besing word.
JB’s Nissan se oorspronklike eienaar, Mnr JB van Zyl, het die besigheid as ‘n Datsun-handelaar begin.
Mnr Giel Mocke het die onderneming in 1970 oorgekoop en dit as Mocke Motors gedoop.
In Oktober 1975 het die Westelike Graanboere Koop, vandag KaapAgri, die handelaar oorgekoop en die naam JB’s Motors teruggebring.
In 1983 het die Datsun-naam na Nissan verander en die onderneming se naam is dan ook so aangepas.
In September 2011 het die Perdeberg Motorgroep die handelaar ooregekoop en in 2017 het John Trollip eienaarskap van die onderneming oorgeneem.
Die handelaar spog ook met ‘n suksesvolle rybaan in die vorm van ‘n Total-vulstasie en ‘n gewilde OK Express-geriefswinkel.
JB’s Nissan is in alle vorme van die woord ‘n “Alles onder een dak-handelaar”.
Hier kan jy vragmotors, passasiersvoertuie, ‘n onderdele-afdeling asook ‘n diensafdeling vind.
Die besigheid word tans bestuur deur Daniel Prins met ondersteuning van 75 personeellede om ‘n volledige diens aan kliënte te gee.
JB’s het ‘n diens kultuur wat deur die eerste diensbestuurder, Mossie Mostert, geskep is en tot vandag nog gehandhaaf word.
Mossie het 40 jaar vir die besigheid gewerk en ook die vragmotor afdeling vanaf 1990 bestuur tot en met aftrede.
“Ons Diens is ons Trots” is die leuse by JB’s ‘n kultuur van Orde, Dissipline en Netheid word deurgaans gehandhaaf.

JB’s Nissan op Malmesbury is aangewys as die algehele handelaar van die jaar van die Nissan en Datsun-groep. Onder is die bestuurspan wat bestaan uit Kosie Smit (partebestuurder), Johan Strauss (werkswinkelbestuurder), Daniël Prins (handelaarshoof), Welmie Oliver (menslike hulpbronne), Sean Kelly (verkoopsbestuurder) en Johan Theron (OK Express en rybaanbestuurder).

Landbouers pronk by blokkompetisie

Die Malmesbury Landbouvereniging se koringstudiegroep het verlede week hul jaarlikse blokdag aangebied. Hier is daar na die verskillende gewasse op die verskillende deelnemende plase gekyk en dit is ook beoordeel. Die wenner van die dag was Nico Laubcher gevolg deur Kalos Farming se Daniel Goosen (eienaar) en Andre Louw (bestuurder).
Paul Lampbrechts was in die derde plek.


Onder ontvang Johan Smuts, Gert Claassen en Dickie Hewitt hul pryse van die blokdag aangebied vanaf Michiel Smuts se Grasrug.

Goedgedacht palm weer toekenning in

Vanjaar se Landbouwerker van die Jaar-kompetisie op streeksvlak was weer ‘n naelbytstryd, maar op die ou end het Sergio LaMeyer van Goedgedacht die louere ingeoes.
Altesaam 25 landbouwerkers het aan hierdie kompetisie deelgeneem.


In die algemene werker-afdeling het Matthew Pietersen van Chalala Farms as die wenner uit die stryd getree, gevolg deur Jerieve Lambrecht van Franki’s Vineyards en Herman Makiet van Môrelig in die derde plek.
In die afdeling vir trekkerdrywer van die jaar het Johannes van Schalkwyk van Wynkeldershoek die trofee ingepalm.
In die afdeling vir administratiewe personeel het Natasha du Toit van Franki’s Vineyards as wenner uit die stryd getree, gevolg deur Elsebee Faroa van Wynkeldershoek en Juanita Liedeman van Goedgedacht.
Die beste voorman is Joseph Jacobs van Slimsun, gevolg deur Hendrik Goliath van De Hoop en Benjamin Booysen van Paardebosch.
Sergio LaMeyer is die wenner van die afdeling vir junior bestuur, gevolg deur Frederick Nero van Rooidraai en Jan Heynse van Kloovenburg.
Die beste presterende plaas het gegaan aan Goedgedacht en die werknemer met die meeste potensiaal is Clifton Julies van Paardebosch.

Damvlakke

Betrekkings

Sakekamer vergader

Malmesbury Sakekamer hou ‘n ledebyeenkoms op 21 Oktober in die Freek Standersaal (Oloksaal) om 18:00.
Alle lede en belangstellendes word aangemoedig om hierdie geleentheid by te woon, veral omdat die pandemie keer dat ons elke maand sulke byeenkomste kan aanbied.
Tydens hierdie vergadering sal Sakekamerlede kortliks terugvoer gee oor die aktiwiteite van die laaste paar maande.
Die Ondersteun Plaaslik-borde wat by die dorp se ingange geplant gaan word, word ook bekendstel.
Die groot vraag op almal se lippe is wie die wenners van die Sakekamer se skoolkompetisie is. Hierdie aankondiging en die oorhandiging van pryse aan die wenners en die betrokke skoolhoofde sal die aand se verrigtinge afsluit.
Dus: Dagboek solank die datum; en bespreek solank u plek vir daardie geleentheid by info@sakekamer.co.za, aangesien covid-protokol en -getalle steeds geld.

Sibanye Playpark opened to MRB

Tuesday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, officially handed over Sibanye Open Space and Play Area at the Sibanye Informal Settlement in Morreesburg.
Minister Simmers was accompanied by the Swartland Municipality Deputy Mayor and executive members from the NGO the Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC).
This handovers was made possible through the partnership of Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, Swartland Municipality and the CORC, as well as the community leadership of Sibanye Informal Settlement.
CORC, who was appointed by the WCDoHS in 2018 to conduct skills training and capacity-building, community based planning and enumeration in the area, also solely funded the Play Park without tapping into the budget allocated by the department.
Minister Simmers said: “This play area demonstrates how the Western Cape Government is ensuring that our communities and particularly our children have access to safe recreational spaces where they can play to their hearts content. It helps to keep them out and away from danger, while also significantly improving the aesthetics of the community. Having spent just under R 11 million in 2019 to ensure that 165 sites are serviced and roads are tarred, shows how we’re working to ensure our people live and play in improved and safer conditions. This is part of our efforts to restore our people’s dignity. It’s pleasing to note how happy the children and the broader community is with their area and now the park.”
“As Swartland Municipality we are extremely grateful for the assistance of organisations such as CORC to make this project a reality. Working with various stakeholders from different spheres, makes it possible for us to realise and deliver much needed community orientated projects. This project is unique and exciting because of the active interest and role our residents had in the design thereof. I can see how proud our residents are of what has been built here. Partnerships like these allow us to do more for our residents. I want to urge our community members to please take ownership of this space and care for it. This belongs to you†said Executive Mayor Tijmen van Essen, Swartland Municipality.

One of the committee members was quite emotional at this launch as the ribbon was cut, Mr Mfundo Betana said: “When we started this enumeration project and engagements with government in 2018 we had a vision that one day our children will play in spaces where they’ll feel free and safe when they no longer have to walk far to access such.
“Today we are glad too see this has to come fruitions and would like to thank all those involved in making this possible not only for our community but most importantly our children, who are tomorrows’ leaders and we as the community we will do our level best in maintaining the up keep of the historical site”.
These sentiments were echoed by Moegshin Hendricks from Federation of Urban and Rural Poor and representative of CORC: “This park represents what we need to do in terms of building sustainable Human Settlements and thanks to all stakeholders and partners for their contribution and teamwork shown in building this play area”.
The Sibanye Informal Settlement is testament to the ideals promoted by the Informal Settlement Support Programme (ISSP), as it relates to all 3 of the Strategic Objectives:
1) Upgrade settlements through access to land, services, public infrastructure and incremental housing opportunities;
2) Enhanced quality of life and active citizenship; and
3) Strengthened sector capability, governance and resources.
“Today is proof of what can be achieved when the two spheres of government, the NGO sector and a very strong community lea


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