Archive | April, 2012

Free State Athletics stronger than ever

SASOLBURG- In its continued commitment to the contribution of the development and growth of our country’s youth, Sasol has sponsored the Free State Primary and Secondary schools athletics championships for the 33rd year. Each year the events’ participation grows in numbers and today, more than 5000 athletes compete in the various stages of elimination.

The Free State Province is proud that this sporting code excelled with regards to participation of all learners over a broad spectrum – taking into consideration the opportunities that come with mass participation, it provides the opportunity of self-development and participation on a level of excellence.
Five districts form part of the Free State Province. The District team then participates in the Free State Championships, where the overall Free State team is selected for participation at national level.
“We are very fortunate to had the sponsorship and support of Sasol over the years. There is no other province in South Africa that has such a fantastic sponsorship relationship,” says Wimpie Lodewyk, Chairperson of the Free State Schools Athletics. Sasol’s General Manager: Corporate Affairs Sasolburg, Dr Ivor Zwane, says that athletics provides suitable opportunities for interaction and social cohesion within our diverse society. Sasol is a firm supporter of healthy living and encourages the youth to participate in sport. “We continue to support this initiative as we are touching the lives of the youth from both privileged and previously disadvantaged backgrounds. It is wonderful to see that the number of athletes that participate grows, each year and each of them continues to strive to be the best that they can be. For us, it is a pleasure to reward champions and future sporting heroes of South Africa,” says Zwane.

Once again both the Primary and Secondary Free State Athletics Championships took place at the DP de Villiers Stadium in Sasolburg this year. The Primary Schools competition took place on Saturday, March 10 and the Secondary Schools competition was held on March 16 and 17. Athletics in the Free State province is clearly very healthy if one looks at all the records that were broken at this year’s tournaments, especially at Secondary Schools level.

Many a record was smashed at this year’s tournaments, some even by the bronze and silver medallists. In the Primary Schools competition a total of 23 records were broken and in the High Schools competition, an astounding 37 records were broken by this year’s participants.

Source: vaalweekblad.com

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Opening with an Auction

A branch of Goodrich Auctioneers on the corner of Frikkie Meyer and Hertz Boulevard will open on March 31 at 11:00 with an auction.

There will be plenty of specials that cannot be missed. Viewing takes place on Friday, March 30, from 09:30 to 19:00.
Goodrich Auctioneers opened their doors in 2009. Raymond Terblanche and Jean le Roux are the owners of this establishment. Jean is also the manager and Raymond the group MD. Raymond comes from a 20-year background in the debt-collection industry and had numerous televised documentary BBC, Aljazera and 3rd degree programmes about his success.
Goodrich is owner-run and operated; all staff are dedicated to customer satisfaction. Their motto is: ‘Try to give every customer the best deal’.
The secret of their success is: the partners willingness to adapt and accommodate their customers no matter the day or time. It is their priority and they adapt their time to suit their client; whether it’s weekend or after-hours, their priority is their customer-service and needs.
It is not uncommon to find the partners burning the midnight oil even on weekends to guarantee customer satisfaction. Never has any customer come back and said that they could match or better the deal they got from Goodrich Auctioneers. From initially opening in 2009, Goodrich is now opening its third branch in Vanderbijlpark and planning to open its next branch in Polokwane, and they will soon launch online bidding. The first branch was opened in Johannesburg and the second in Cape Town.
As auctioneers, they sell all items across the board from vehicles, furniture, leisure, industrial equipment, property, jewellery – in fact, everything except your mother-in-law (however, if the price is right they will try their best).
All guarantees are passed onto the purchaser if the goods are new. Known defects are always disclosed to the customer. Goodrich has an open-door policy for all after-sales services which are not heard of in the auctioning arena.
A negative stigma has always attached itself to auctioneering in general. When it comes to after-sales service, Goodrich would like to change this. That’s why they are so dedicated to after-sales services.
Goodrich offers services such as valua­ting of assets, removal, storage, sales and delivery.
* For more information or queries please contact Raymond on  083 700 0008  or Jean on  072 808 7225
Source:  vaalweekblad.com

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VALIA DRA VAAL SE VAANDEL

VANDERBIJLPARK. – Die room van die Hoërskool Transvalia se atletiekkorps het onlangs die skool en die Vaaldriehoek met onderskeiding tydens die gesogte Noordheuwel Top 10-byeenkoms en Tuks Top 10-byeenkoms verteenwoordig.

By die Hoërskool Noordheuwel se Top 10 het Transvalia die negende geëindig uit die 35 spanne en skole wat deelgeneem het. Valia het met ‘n gemiddelde Absa-punt van 825 die beste van al die Vaaldriehoekse skole gevaar en was ook die enigste skool van die Vaal in die Top 10. Twee sporte bo Valia was Helpmekaar en Dr. EG Jansen wat onderskeidelik met gemiddelde punte van 826 en 827 punte gespog het.

Monnas wat die byeenkoms gewen het, het met ‘n gemiddeld van 909 gespog. In die Jakarandastad het Valia agtste geëindig met ‘n gemiddeld van 943 ‘n skamele punt agter Paarl Gimnasium.

Bron:  vaalweekblad.com

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DAMES-ONTBYT SAAM MET ELZABÉ BERLING

Faye Scheepers, een van Dink en Doen se nuwe lede, het op ’n besondere wyse gedemonstreer hoe om serpe te brei met ’n besondere wol wat sy eiesoortige patroon maak, en kyk hoe slaggereed is die dames om te begin brei.

VANDERBIJLPARK. – Die Dink en Doen-damesklub Vanderbijlpark het op 13 Maart ’n heerlike ontbyt op die hoewe van mnr. Boet Brits geniet.
Elna Brink het hierdie ontbyt onder ’n pragtige lapa met lowergroen grasperk bedien en die dames het heerlik gesmul en nuwe brei-vaardighede aangeleer.
Daar is ook lekker gelag vir die humoristiese praatjie deur Elzabé Berling.
Die Dink en Doen-klub vergader weer op 10 April om 10:00 by die Cecil Oldridge-rolbalsaal in Vanderbijlpark.
Nuwe lede is baie welkom. Vir meer inligting kontak Johanna Taute by 082 331 6387 of Ria du Preez by 082 821 1437

Bron:  vaalweekblad.com

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WEN KAARTJIES VIR LIONS TEEN DIE BULLS

VANDERBIJLPARK. – Die Bulls se pienk-opmars Saterdag na Nuweland om die Stormers op sy tuisveld aan te durf, gaan ongetwyfeld alle Superrugby-gesprekke aan die vooraand van die kragmeting oorheers.
Die Stormers is tot dusver die enigste onoorwonne Suid-Afrikaanse span in vanjaar se Super rugby-kompetisie en dié Noord/Suid-derby gaan soos altyd die beste uit albei spanne haal. Die beleërde Lions wat verlede Saterdag op Coca-Cola Park – ondanks ‘n rits beserings – teen ‘n Springbok-belaaide Stormers met 24-19 verloor het, sal Saterdag op sy tuisveld teen die Crusaders homself weer op die wenpad wil kry.
Daar is vanuit die staanspoor voorspel dat diepte die Lions se grootste meulsteen sou wees.
Vanuit ‘n Suid-Afrikaanse oogpunt sal daar vir die Cheetahs duimvas gehou word vir hulle klipharde kragmeting teen die Hurricanes in Wellington, Nieu-Seeland. Doer Onder sal die Sharks ook moet uithaal en wys om die Brumbies in Canberra te klop.
*Die Goue Leeus in samewerking met Vaalweekblad gee vir elke tuiswedstryd van die Lions vyf dubbelkaartjies weg. Die Lions se volgende tuiswedstryd is op 14 April teen die Bulls.
Al wat lesers moet doen om kaartjies te wen is om die maklike vraag te beantwoord en u naam, van en kontakbesonderhede aan ettienne.vanrensburg@mooivaalmedia.co.za te stuur. Inskrywings sluit Maandag 9 April. Slegs een inskrywing per persoon sal aanvaar word.
Vraag: Teen wie speel die Lions op 14 April?
Die Super-rugby bepalings vir die naweek is: Vrydag: 08:35: Highlanders vs Rebels (Rugby Park, Invercargill). Saterdag: 06:30: Hurricanes vs Toyota Cheetahs (Westpac Stadium, Wellington); 08:35: Chiefs vs Waratahs (Waikato Stadium, Hamilton); 10:40: Brumbies vs Sharks (Canberra Stadium, Canberra); 12:40: Force vs Reds (NIB Stadium, Perth); 17:05: MTN Lions vs Crusaders (Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg); 19:10: DHL Stormers vs Vodacom Bulls (DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town).

Source:  mashable.com

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IS YOUR CHILD ALERT

Education plays a big part in a human’s existence and we all need to be educated on different aspects of life. Every small thing from being potty-trained to the safe way of moving a vehicle from one lane to the other was taught to us by a mentor, teacher, parent or book.

Fact is we very rarely hinge on our animal instincts to get us through the day in this modern day and age. It is with this that we acknowledge our educators and that most modern forms of education – set aside an entire week dedicated to schools awareness. The latest statistics indicate that on average 14 167 086 pupils head to no less than 35 231 educational institutions to receive their daily dose of lectures from no less than 452 971 teachers and lecturers.
That being said the system itself is huge and requires a massive support-structure to function on a daily basis. Lift clubs, live-by-the-minute deadlines and endless arguing as to what the morning soundtrack should be could make for a stressful commute.
Before you reach the age of 18, commuting to school either means a tiresome walk, cycle, carpooling or shot-gunning it with your parents while sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Do we ever take the time to think about the inherent dangers of our children’s commute to and from their educational institution – and have you as a parent taken the time to educate your child at home about these dangers?
Once confronted with a medical emergency will your child know what to do in your absence? These are the kind of questions we as parents need to ask ourselves. Schools and teachers do their best to be up to date with First Aid, but children are children and teenagers are a different ball game altogether.

I remember vividly being in a few situations where I was confronted with an emergency, being unable to recall even my dad’s phone number, not because I didn’t know it (I bet I can still send him a please call me from a 3310 blindfolded), but confronted with a not-so-normal situation, I hit a blank. We educate our children not to run with scissors, but what happens when someone else runs with the scissors and your child happens to be the unfortunate victim or witness?

Could they react in the appropriate manner and take the necessary action to resolve the matter? At school, there’s a subject for this called Life Orientation. Some private schools offer First Aid courses to learners who want to be educated in this subject. This would work in a perfect world, but today’s generation-Y is the generation of Facebook, Twitter & Playstation. Will your child volunteer to attend a First Aid course? ER24 offers a wide range of First Aid courses nationwide that include:
First Aid Level 1, 2 and 3, Sports First Aid, a Basic CPR Course and Family and Friends CPR. All training initiatives considered and still your rebellious teenager refuses to let go of his Beats earphones to acknowledge your advice and existence. What can you do? Certain steps can be taken to assist your child in an emergency even if he or she is unprepared for the situation. By saving the ER24 emergency number, 084 124, under phonebook entries such as Emergency and Ambulance your child may react instinctively when confronted with an emergency by reaching for his or her cell phone. By instructing your child to activate speed dial 1 to reach an ambulance can save a life.

By saving your own phone number under the abbreviation ICE, In-CASE-of-Emergency, paramedics can dial your number to acquire vital information necessary to treat your child. ER24 commends all the teachers, lecturers, janitors, office, personal, and after-school aunties around our great nation for the tireless and sometimes unrewarding work they do in educating our youth and leaders of tomorrow.

As parents we still need to take responsibility and make time to inform and educate our children of the dangers of being human in today’s modern age. Accidents happen and you and your child need to know what to do should such a situation present itself. Remember to call 084 124 for Real Help Real Fast – André Visser (ER24).

Source:  mashable.com

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GEEN GOEIE NUUS VIR AFRIKAANS – ATKV

“Die uitsluiting van Afrikaans as ’n inheemse taal in die voorgestelde Suid-Afrikaanse Tale-wet, is vir die ATKV ’n groot probleem.”

So sê mnr. Japie Gouws, besturende direkteur van die Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging-groep. “Dis nie goeie nuus vir Afrikaans nie.”
Die voorgestelde 2011 wetsontwerp stel voor dat minstens twee amptelike tale deur die regering gebruik moet word. Tydens die onlangse openbare parlementêre sessies oor die Wet, was daar verskeie bekommernisse dat minstens twee tale nie voldoende is nie en dat minstens drie amptelike tale in die Wet ingeskryf moet word.
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Die departement van Kuns en Kultuur het hul voorstel nou wel verander na drie tale toe, maar spesifiek bygevoeg dat twee van die drie tale dan “inheemse tale met histories ingekorte gebruik en status” moet wees.
“Dit kom neer op die flagrante uitsluiting van Afrikaans. Dit beteken die inkorting van bestaande regte wat miljoene Suid-Afrikaners benadeel,” het Gouws gesê.
Gouws erken dat die praktiese implemente­ring van die taalregte soos in die Grondwet vervat, moeilik is, maar dat daar opgehou moet word om bestaande regte weg te neem. “Ons moet met mekaar saamwerk om die bes werkbare en haalbare maniere te kry en te ontwikkel om die breë Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing se taalregte te bevorder.
“Die ATKV is van mening dat een Nguni-taal, een Sesotho-taal, Afrikaans en Engels, oor die langer termyn die mees praktiese benadering gaan wees.
“Ons moet almal saamwerk en goedgesindhede gebruik om die uitdaging aan te pak,” het Gouws gesê. “Die taalverskeidenheid in Suid-Afrika is een van ons nasionale bates en ons kan nie toelaat dat dit aanhoudend ingekort word nie.”

Bron:  vaalweekblad.com

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