Day: February 12, 2022

Wesbank se Violla praat ‘n beurs los

Violla Augustus, ‘n graad 12-leerder aan Wesbank Sekondêr op Malmesbury, het onlangs ‘n derde plek landwyd behaal in die Graad 11-afdeling in die Finansiële Literêre Toespraak-kompetisie.
Hiermee het sy ‘n volle beurs ter waarde van R500 000 vir ‘n drie-jaar-kwalifikasie aan ‘n tersiêre instelling gewen, asook ‘n verdere R7500 wat namens haar belê sal word.
Volgens Violla was die stemproses vir haar die senutergende deel van die kompetisie.
Sy moes haar toespraak so wyd as moontlik deel en so haar toespraak oor finansiële beplanning die wêreld instuur.
“Ek het nie geweet wie gaan dit deel, aanstuur en stem nie. Dit was nogal moeilik!”
Volgens Violla het sy die afgelope jare baie geleer oor finansiële beplanning en oor hoe om in haar toekoms te belê.
Al staan Violla se kop na die finansiële wêreld, is dit haar droom om ‘n vlieënier te word.
“Om aan hierdie kompetisie deel te kon neem, is iets wat my baie sal baat in my lewe. Om die beurs te kon wen is vir my ‘n groot seën en geleentheid. Ek wil graag die gemeenskap, my vriende, onderwysers en familie bedank wat my ondersteun het.”

Violla Augustus (tweede van links bo) het Vrydag die derde plek in ‘n nasionale Finansiële Literêre Toespraak-kompetisie ingepalm en so vir haarself ‘n beurs van R500 000 losgeslaan. Bo is sy saam met
Nicole Siebrits, onderwyser, haar ouma Lorna Augustus en skoolhoof Vincent Paramore.

Development showcases spaces for housing and retail

A new development in Riebeek Kasteel, with an estimated price tag of R18 million, will launch tomorrow.
This will include townhouses and retail spaces on the erf of the Kasteelberg Country Inn and Bistro.
Plans are currently in for approval with the Swartland Municipality and with Heritage Western Cape and might be approved during the course of February.
No formal construction may begin before that but developers will commence with the site clean-up, ceiling and floor repairs on March 1st.
This development is part of a development trust and will be managed by Percipient Property Solutions, owned by Mark Tame, who is also a stakeholder in the trust, together with a small group of investors.
Tame is moving to the valley in the next couple of months and has bought property in the valley where he is going to build his own dream house and investing in the valley even further.
“Having being schooled in a small country town (Sir de Villiers Graaf – Villiersdorp) the yearning to return to this lifestyle has never left and the redevelopment of the old Kasteelberg Inn provided the final impetus to do so.”
Once formal approval is received demolition of the recent additions of the garage and storage rooms will be done as well as the internal works on the existing building.
Tame hopes that this will not take more than six months.
According to Tame, the ground floor will be developed into eight retail units ranging in size from as a small as 8sqm to as large as 34sqm.
The idea is that some of these units can be combined providing as much versatility as possible. The first floor will be slightly reconfigured to provide four self contained hospitality units.
The development of the four townhouses or apartments will only commence once sufficient pre-sales are in place.
“The market feedback received is that there is a demand for small, modern lock-up and go units that are in keeping with the local architecture. These 164sqm, 3 bed units will be priced under R3m and will be sold on sectional title basis.”

Good food, fun and drinks at Kringe Inni Bos

Kringe Inni Bos is an open-air self- service eatery.
You will find this family friendly restaurant behind the Kloovenburg tasting room, underneath the old pine trees.
Tractor rides through the vineyards, Kloovenburg Wines and Olives, 8 Feet specialty Coffees & Freezos are just some of the added pleasures to make your visit to Kloovenburg Kringe Inni Bos more inviting.
This is the perfect spot to lunch if you have children. For the smaller children there is a playground with trucks and tractors, a sandpit, swings, and a trampoline.
Older children can bring their bikes and take an adventure on the newly built pump track.
We encourage social distancing practices, however, do accommodate party bookings in line with Covid regulations. Kloovenburg Kringe Inni Bos, your favourite family friendly restaurant.

Opening hours: Saturdays and Sundays 9am- 4:30pm

Groenkloof celebrates six years in the valley

“Dear amazing Valley people,
It is with great pride and even greater humble appreciation to our clients that we can say that this is our sixth year in the valley.
We started in a very small space in Riebeek West in March 2016. We were lucky to have been able to move to a larger building soon after that.
It is unbelievably difficult to start a new veterinary practice in a town as each environment has its own unique clients and needs. We listened to our clients and have a very wide variety of stock and services available at Groenkloof Riebeek. We have a portable sonar machine as well as an ultrasonic teeth descaler which we use at the Riebeek branch. A top of the range X-ray machine is available at our Malmesbury branch if such a service is ever needed.
We have amazing Vets! They have loads of experience and can help with small animals, large animals, wildlife, and exotics.
We are planning very, very big things for the future of Groenkloof in Riebeek, and we want our clients to be part of it every step of the way. Please feel free to give us your suggestions if there is anything extra, services or stock, that you want at your Groenkloof Riebeek branch. We are here to bring everything veterinary that you may need to the Valley.
Pets Parlour:
Our parlour, Pets Pleasure, in Riebeek is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Bring your fur baby in for a treat.
Loyalty Cards:
We started our loyalty program in Riebeek as well. This way you as a client will be rewarded for your regular support of any Groenkloof branch. All the information you need about the loyalty program will be available to you in store.”
During the month of February we also have a great special:
Spays 10% discount.
Neuter 15% discount.
Please make your appointment at any Groenkloof branch to make use of this offer.

Investment opportunity in Riebeek West

Modern and new development offers you an opportunity to own your own apartment in Riebeek West in a gated complex.
This 50m2 ground floor unit offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, open plan lounge and kitchen with beautiful views from your sliding door that opens up to a 100m2 garden.
This development offers 28 units to choose from. Call Damian 084 711 7455 or Niel 072 822 2298.

The team of Wykland Properties Riebeek Kasteel.

Sakekamer byeen

Dagboek solank die datum vir Malmesbury se volgende Sakekamer lede-aand wat op 23 Februarie om 19:00 in die Freek Standersaal (Olok) plaasvind.
Anthony Corin van SlimSun Swartland Solar Park buite Malmesbury is die spreker oor: Elektrisiteit/energie-perspektief afwerkend vanaf makro-skaal (internasionaal en nasionaal), na mikro-skaal (dorp en besighede in Swartland).
‘n Vingerete en kontantkroeg sal beskikbaar wees. Kostes is R80 per persoon vir lede en R100 per persoon vir nie-lede. Alle belangstellendes is welkom. Bespreek asb betyds by

Swartland invests in its people

Swartland Municipality is committed to the development and growth of all our employees. The Municipality does this by providing employees with every possible opportunity for growth and excellence. The success of each individual however, depends on their willingness to use the opportunities provided. Louis Mbongo is one such an individual that has put every opportunity to good use and who we are proud to have as part of the Swartland Municipality family.
Louis (36) is the newly appointed process controller at the Darling Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW). He has been working at the Municipality for almost 12 years. Louis began his career with the Municipality in the Parks and Recreation Division and transferred to the WWTW in 2014.
The Municipality continuously makes opportunities for learning and higher education available to employees and Louis decided to grab the opportunity with both hands. While working full time at the Municipality, he completed his NQF 2, 4 and 5 diplomas.
By continuing his education, Louis equipped himself with skills that made it possible for him to apply for the process controller position, when it became available.
Upon his appointment as process controller in Darling, Louis, who lives in Ilinge Lethu, made a special trip to Joggie Scholtz’s (Municipal Manager) office to thank him and the Swartland Municipality for providing him with the opportunity to further his education and career. Scholtz thanked Louis for his dedication to the Municipality and praised him as an excellent example of what can be achieved by hard work and using every available opportunity. Scholtz said: “Louis is an inspiration and example of the hard working people Swartland Municipality wants to attract and invest in. Investment in our employees is a priority and it benefits the Municipality and our communities.” .
Mayor Harold Cleophas also congratulated Louis on his new appointment. “Swartland Municipality believes in the development of our people. It is however the responsibility of every individual to use the opportunities that are available. We believe in all our employees and we continue to provide opportunities for advancement whenever possible, to create a strong and loyal organization focused on serving our communities,” said Cleophas.


HDU maak skoonskip:

o.19A-krieketspanne van Hoërskool Dirkie Uys en Hoërskool Hopefield (op foto) het verlede week kragte gemeet. Dirkie Uys het met 95 lopies gewen. Hulle het 188/3 aangeteken in 20 beurte. Hopefield teken 90/9 in 20 beurte aan. Beste kolwers was Keewan Titus en Jan-Louis Coetzee en beste bouler Zander Truter. Die O.15-krieketspanne van Dirkie Uys en Hopefield het gelykop geëindig (HDU met 59/7 in 20 beurte en Hopefield almal uit vir 59). Beste kolwers was Keanu Crow en Jandré Campher en beste
bouler Johen Pietersen.

MKK derde op punteleer

Die Malmesbury-krieketklub se seisoen het goed afgeskop toe die eerstespan vier van hul 5 wedstryde tot nou gewen het. Die klub is tans derde op die punteleer.
Hierdie naweek reis die span na Wellington, waar hulle Bergrivier CC se spanne sal aandurf. Die week daarna speel hulle teen Ceres en DeWet-krieketklub se spanne.
Die laaste wedstryd van die seisoen, teen die span van Coronations, vind op 26 Februarie plaas.
Die uitslae van die afgelope naweek se wedstryde, is soos volg:
vs Young Peoples
Malmesbury wen met 134 lopies en palm ‘n bonuspunt in
•vs Paarl Oos
Malmesbury verloor met 89 lopies
•vs Touwsrivier
Malmesbury wen met 49 lopies
•vs Hermanus
Malmesbury wen met 78 lopies en ‘n bonuspunt
•vs Wolseley CC
Malmesbury wen met 136 lopies en ‘n bonuspunt