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The Lime Acres Beetle Club will be visiting Kathu on Saturday 7 May 2016.

They are going to drive ‘around the block’, starting in Lime Acres at 09:00, going to Postmasburg, then visit Kathu, drive to Kuruman and then back to Lime Acres.

The Lime Acres Beetle club started last year and we are still going strong.

They lost one of their members, DJ Mostert due to a car accident last weekend and they are dedicating this run to him.

Any other Beetle Clubs in the area are welcome to join them.

 

Members of the Lime Acres Beetle Club.

 

Die NG kerk, Kathu het op Maandag 2 Mei 2016 hul jaarlikse Herfsfees aangebied. Die fees het werklik iets vir almal gebied – oud, jonk, sportief, kultuurliefhebbers en veral hongeres! Hier is enkele hoogtepunte:

 

Kinders kon kolwyntjies na hartelus versier, om nie eens van al die ander kindervermaak te praat nie.

 

Een van vele fantastiese balletvertonings.

 

iDANCE by Annelie se intermediêre lyndans-groep in aksie met Queen of my heart.

 

Plaaslike skrywer, Hannes Esterhuizen het sy boek, “Die bord met duur gevolge” te koop aangebied en geteken.

 

Gerda Theron was die vriendelike gesig by die Lekkergoed Land stalletjie.

 

Die wenners van die verskeie fietsry-afdelings, was:

Dolf Engels (Mans),

Jorina du Toit (Dames) en

Gert Noeth (Juniors).

 

 

Só het Breyten Breytenbach 'n ruk gelede beweer. Veerpen Uitgewers, wat plaaslike skrywers Zalman Davis, Lezélle Badenhorst en Hettie du Plessis se werk gepubliseer het, wil help om dit te keer en het u hulp daarvoor nodig.

'n Taal word nie aan die lewe gehou net deur universiteite en skole nie - dan het almal nog Latyn gepraat. 'n Taal word aan die lewe gehou deur sy mense wat hom praat, wat hom sing, wat hom lees en wat in hom preek ook. 'n Taal is 'n lewendige ding wat verander saam met die tyd. Dis óns taal. Afrikaans is die taal van staal!

Veerpen Uitgewers het 'n oplossing tot die probleem van ons taal wat wil uitsterf:
Daar is so baie digters en skrywers wat ongelooflik goed met dié kunste kan toor en wat graag 'n stem soek, asook erkenning vir hul werk, en wat graag wil bevorder om hul boeke te laat publiseer, maar kan dit eenvoudig net nie doen agv geldprobleme nie. Dus wil Veerpen as 'n Afrikaanse uitgewer met u hande vat en ons taal vir nog vele meer jare, kan laat voortleef.

Veerpen probeer mense bewus maak van watter wonderlike boeke ons aan mense beskikbaar stel - verskillende boeke vir verskillende behoeftes. In Afrikaans.

U sê dat "Borg 'n Boek" een van die lewenslyne is waarsonder u nie meer kan nie. Is daar in hierdie knap ekonomiese tye iets anders wat mense kan doen as hulle nie R300 vir een boek het nie? Wat kan mense vir Veerpen en hulle taal doen?

U kan 'n boek borg vir slegs R300 en 'n gratis kopie van daardie boek ontvang met u naam wat aan duisende mense blootgestel word. U ontvang ook 'n sertifikaat met u naam en boek wat u geborg het, daarop. Net om dankie te sê dat u ons skrywers en Afrikaans ondersteun. Só kan ons skrywers stemme gee wat nie finansieel geskik is om dit te doen nie.

As u graag vir Veerpen Uitgewers wil ondersteun met hierdie veldtog, rig asseblief 'n e-pos aan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Op 27 April 2016, het Hoërskool Kalahari ‘n ribbetjiebraai kompetisie gehou as ‘n fondsinsameling vir die graad 11’s en 12’s.

Dit was om die einde van ‘n lang dag se sport teen De Aar af te sluit.

Die Ribbetjiebraai Koning is gekroon as Dirkie Spies jr. in graad 12, 2de plek is behaal deur Billy Slabbert (graad 12) en 3de plek het gegaan aan Dr Wiid.

 

Dirkie Spies jr.

 

Billy Slabbert.

 

Bea Wiid ontvang prys namens haar pa.

Om jou kind in te skryf vir graad 1 by Laerskool Kathu is beslis nie perdekoop nie, het talle ouers op Dinsdag 3 Mei 2016 besef. Die ry ouers het van vroegoggend af by die skool gestaan. Om 04:00 was daar reeds tien ouers in die ry en om 05:30 reeds sestig! Die ry het tot die einde van die skooldag daar gestaan soos nuwe ouers deur die dag bygekom het. Laerskool Kathu het alles in hul vermoë gedoen om die proses so spoedig as moontlik te laat verloop. Die ouers sal eers in Augustus hoor of hul kinders plek gekry het in die skool.

 

Die ry by Laerskool Kathu.

 

Bianca Barnard from Curro Kathu and Dance Fever Studio went through to the finals of the Free State dance for both u/15 and u/16. Photograph: Hettie du Plessis

My tomorrow is in my hands” so het Thato Mashaba, hoof van die uitreikprogram van die Onafhanklike Verkiesingskommissie (OWK), die vieringe in die stampvol Rietfontein gemeenskapsaal begin op Woensdag 27 April 2016. Sy toespraak het klem gelê op elke individu se reg en verantwoordelikheid om in die komende plaaslike verkiesing te stem.

Die uitreikspan van die OVK het die Miergebied die afgelope tyd deurkruis met hul kiesersopvoedingsprogram om veral die “born frees” aan te moedig om hul reg om te stem uit te oefen.

Die oud-skoolhoof, mnr HD Theron het ‘n historiese oorsig gegee oor die uitdagings wat oorkom moes word van destyds tot by die demokratiese Suid-Afrika van vandag. Daar sal geen sin wees om Vryheidsdag te vier indien die opofferinge van diegene wat met hul lewens geboet het vir vryheid, se harde werk nie voortgesit word nie, aldus mnr Theron.

Simmonia de Klerk, ‘n graad 12 leerder aan die plaaslike hoërskool het in haar toespraak die sentimente ge-eggo en kon haar opgewondenheid beswaarlik beteuel oor die vooruitsig om as “born free” vir die eerste keer te kan stem en sodoende inspraak te hê in sake wat haar en vele raak.

Queni-Lee Vivashe, ‘n graad 10 leerder aan die plaaslike hoërskool het aanvullend ‘n gedig getiteld ”My Suid-Afrika” voorgedra wat patriotisme vergestalt en ‘n ieder en elk oproep om sy of haar deel vir Suid-Afrika te doen.

Die dag was ook ‘n geleentheid om te kuier en te speel, veral om die braaivleisvure het die gesprekke gehandel oor landsake terwyl daar ‘n ogie oor die kinders gehou is wat aan verskeie speletjies deel geneem is.

Die jeug dansgroepe het luister aan die dag verleen en die groep wat ‘n nabootsing uit die film Saraffina opgevoer het, het byval gevind. 

Hierdie vieringe is deur die Onafhanklike Verkiesingskommissie gereël.

There are serious allegations that five vehicles of the old fleet belonging to Joe Morolong municipality disappeared a day before the December 15, 2015 auction conducted by Root-X auctioneers from Johannesburg.

The alleged list of vehicles that escaped the bidding process are two Isuzu bakkies bearing registration numbers CMM 633 NC, CGG 757 NC two Toyota bakkies with registration numbers CCX 366 NC, CCX 361 NC and a Toyota Land Cruiser registration number CBN 452 NC.

Insiders allege that if the five vehicles ever went into the invoice book of the auctioneer then their prices had been horribly manipulated to meet the interests of certain top officials within the municipality.

There are suspicions that they were “sold” in absentia to escape the public bidding process or that they were a clandestine Christmas gift to certain officials.

It is alleged that a record book used by the then security company that recorded the going out and coming in of vehicles at the main entrance and exit of the municipality cannot be found that could reveal the exiting of the vehicles. It is alleged that the security company burned the books after the expiry of its contract, raising further eyebrows.  

In February this year, the Kathu Gazette met the mayor councillor Dorcas Moremi and questioned her about the alleged incident. She strongly denied the allegation though she concurred that the news was in circulation. She said that politics was behind these mere allegations destined to tarnish the image of the municipality.

Equally the municipal manager of the municipality Mr Tsepo Bloem was interrogated by the Kathu Gazette journalist on April 21, 2016 on the matter. He also concurred that rumours have been spread to that effect but he categorically said that these were malicious and baseless allegations laid against the municipal officials. He revealed the whole list of the intended disposable assets that was presented to council on October 28, 2015. However this was not the final invoice from the auctioneer that detailed the prices of assets that went through the bidding process and so could not be used as a barometer to determine the extent of transactional transparency contained.

The municipality bought 48 new fleet vehicles in October consisting of bakkies, trucks, graders and etc that allegedly overwhelmed the size of the rural-based municipality with the intention of disposing the old fleet.

There is a plethora of questions being raised in the corridors after the damning allegations. Most of the white fleet belong to the Toyota brand and the question is why the municipality opted for the third part dealer instead of going directly to the Toyota dealer.

The new big trucks and the yellow fleet are alleged to be under-utilised. The fleet is alleged to be more than drivers at the municipality creating an ambiguous planning or else there was an ulterior motive behind the transaction.

Asked why the municipality opted to appoint a Johannesburg-based auctioneer rather than locals, Mr Bloem said that choice of auctioneers was solely discretionary as long they were auctioneers in South Africa.  Asked whether there was fiscal prudence in the buying of this big fleet by the municipality that possibly surpasses the number of qualified operators employed, he said that this was a long term plan that will sustain the municipality for almost a decade from now. The fleet was bought on rent-to-own basis for the next thirty six months.

 

Part of the fleet vehicles on rent-to-own in Joe Morolong municipality.                           

The John Taolo Gaetsewe regional list conference of the African National Conference (ANC) that had been slotted for April 25, 2016 was rescheduled to two days later at El Dorado hotel with similar massive attendance after an internal mayhem at the Red Sands botched it. Again there were initial patches of the disgruntled fellow members who wanted to disrupt proceedings over alleged inconsistencies within the selection processes of candidates, the conference sailed through with great success.

The conference was attended by more than half of the provincial executives led by the provincial secretary of the party Mr Zamani Saul, national executive council and the hosting regional council members. It was (the conference) ostensibly meant to consolidate the PR candidate list for the three local municipalities namely Ga-Segonyana, Gamagara and Joe Morolong including the district one. The recommended list will, according to the provincial secretary of the party, further be vetted by the provincial committee that will determine the final office bearers.

In a special interview with Mr Zamani Saul he said that he was enthused with the proceedings of the conference and showed great maturity by members. He was very articulate in that his team will be back soon to harmonise traces of disgruntlement by some members of the party. He conceded that every member in the party is an integral component of the electoral process and the discontentment raised by them must be attended to with great attention and determination.

After the secondment of candidates, the eloquent secretary presented a vigorous appeal to the delegates that being an ANC councillor or any other post is not a permanent undertaking, not a right but a privilege bestowed upon individuals. As a result, if the movement decides to let one abdicate responsibility, it should not be a thorn in the flesh on which to draw swords against incumbent candidates. He said that the ANC is a reservoir of knowledge where members must learn to give one another turns to share a miscellany of leadership skills for the sole benefit of the movement. There was great emphasis on those in the helm of responsibility to be humble so that tolerance can prevail in restoring unity within the collective of party structures.

 

The ANC regional secretary Mr Peace Leserwane & provincial secretary Zamani Saul after the proceedings outside El Dorado hotel            

Kumba Kathu Fietsry Klub was hierdie jaar weer baie bevoorreg om aan die Cape Argus Fiets Toer te gaan deelneem.Veertien van die klub se lede het deelgeneem en die wedren veilig voltooi in ‘n baie warm Kaapstad. Christo en Hennie Matthee op hul tandem het die beste gevaar van die groep met Yolandi Richards wat met ‘n baie goeie tyd, 116de algeheel van die vroue geëindig het, voorwaar ‘n puik prestasie.Hennie en Christo Matthee se tyd was 03:17:10 en Yolandi Richards s’n 03:19:10; Louis Janse van Vuuren (04:02:00), Sibusiso Mazibuko (04:04:47), Hendrick Pule (04:07:42), Gert Noeth (04:15:40), Muriel Richards (04:57:24), Hannes Smit (04:57:24), George Snygans (05:03:04), Jo-Liza Marais (05:24:18), Riaan Laubscher (05:38:26), Debra Kriel (05:59:31) en Neels Loots (06:45:55).Baie geluk ook aan Debbie Kriel en Gert Noeth, ‘n ontwikkelingsryer van Black Rock wat hul eerste Argus gery het, ook aan Muriel Richards en George Snygans wat onderskeidelik hul dertiende en twaalfde agtereenvolgende Argusse gery het.Die klub wil hul dank en waardering uitspreek teenoor die KCC en die Vervoer Seksie van die myn wat dit vir hulle moontlik gemaak het om te gaan deelneem. Fietsryers in aksie.

Die trots van Kumba Kathu Fietsry Klub, Barend Coetzee, het onlangs aan die SA Nasionale Para-Fietsry Kampioenskappe op Wartburg in Kwazulu-Natal deelgeneem.Barend het weereens ‘n puik prestasie gelewer en twee silwer medaljes in die 16km tydtoets en die 58km pad wedren verower.Nie eens die moeilike bergagtige roete kon Barend verhoed om ‘n uitstekende tyd te ry nie. Sy tyd was goed genoeg om hom ‘n plek in die SA nasionale span te verseker wat aan die Para-Fietsry Wêreldbeker gaan deelneem!Die Wêreldbeker bestaan uit drie bene, die eerste been is op 7 en 8 Mei 2016 in Pietermaritzburg, gevolg deur die tweede been wat gehou word van die 20 tot 22 Mei 2016 in Ostend, België en die derde been van 15 tot 17 Julie 2016 in Spanje.Barend droom om baie goed in Pietermaritzburg te doen en sodoende gekies te word om aan die tweede been in België te kan gaan deelneem, dan die moontlikheid om oor vier jaar aan die Paralimpiese spele te kan gaan deelneem!Die klub sê vir Barend baie geluk met sy wonderlike prestasie en is ongelooflik trots op hom, “ons sal saam met jou droom dat hierdie vir jou’n werklikheid sal word.”

Red Sands Country Lodge het op Saterdag 12 Maart 2016 hul eerste Tough Fest aangebied.‘n 17km bergfietsrit het deelnemers tot die uiterste beproef, maar ook die omgewing se natuurskoon van bo-op die berg laat aanskou!Daar was ook ‘n pretdraf en ‘n 4x4 uitdaging. Vir die kinders was daar ‘n skattejag en die aand is daar heerlik gedans.Daar was ook verskeie buitelug- en avontuurstalletjies. Die splinternuwe Toyota Hilux is by die geleentheid uitgestal en feesgangers kon dit op die 4x4 roete gaan toetsbestuur!Dit beloof om ‘n jaarlikse instelling op Red Sands te word! Die heel eerste Tough Fest op Red Sands het deelnemers beproef en vermaak!

 

2 Kron.20:12 “.....en ons weet nie wat ons moet doen nie, maar ons oë is op U.” Ons lees in 2 Kron.20 van n groot menigte van die vyand wat Josafat, die koning van Juda , en die volk bedreig het. Toe hy berig ontvang, het Josafat bevrees geword. Voel u ook soms soos Josafat bevrees wanneer ‘n menigte probleme u in die gesig staar? Die mens is swak, maar die Here is sterker as ons vrees. ‘n Kind van God weet waar sy hulp vandaan kom. Josafat stel ook vir ons die voorbeeld.  In sy nood het hy dadelik die Here se aangesig gesoek. Hy roep ook die hele Juda op om te vas en die Here te soek. Hoe bemoedigend is die antwoord van die Here op Josafat se gebed. 2Kron.20:15 “So sê die Here aan julle: Wees nie bevrees of verskrik vanweë hierdie groot menigte nie, want die stryd is nie julle saak nie, maar die saak van God.” Die Here hoor as ons Hom aanroep en in Sy liefde red Hy ons uit die nood.

Die Kathu & Kuruman Dieresorgvereniging wil baie dankie sê aan Kathu Super Spar wat nog altyd hul hande oopgemaak het wanneer die Dieresorgvereniging nie weet watter kant toe nie, Pick n Pay, ook aan Riana Fyver van Synergy Health & Beauty en al haar kliënte wat help met insameling van kossies, elkeen wat net ‘n sak kos by Mopanie 36 afgee, Kathu & Kuruman Dieresorgvereniging waardeer opreg.

Kathu & Kuruman Dieresorgvereniging versoek elkeen wat ‘n dierevriend by die huis het om asseblief namens hom ‘n donasie te maak, finansieel, of ‘n sakkie hondekos, katkos, ou komberse, boumateriaal vir hondehokke, alles is welkom. Stuur asseblief sms na sel 083 942 9658 of 083 378 9947 indien ons dit by u huise moet optel anders kan u net by Mopanie 36 voor garage los.

Wanneer ons met ons klein grafies skep om aan ander goed te doen, Skep die Here met Sy laaigraaf in en Hy het ‘n baie groter graaf as ons.

Mag Hy die week vir elkeen met ‘n laaigraaf voorsien.

Enige finansiële bydrae kan by die firma Louw & Da Silva se dieresorg rekening inbetaal word.

Stertswaai groete

Kathu & Kuruman Dieresorgvereniging

Omgee in Aksie

 

Wat is ware rykdom? Die mens het so materialisties geword. Sy hele bestaan draai soms net om geld en besittings bymekaar te maak. So word die mens ‘n slaaf van sy besittings. In Luk. 12:15 sê Jesus: “Pas op en wees op julle hoede vir elke vorm van gierigheid, want ‘n mens se lewe is nie afhanklik van die oorvloed van sy besittings nie.” Om voorspoedig  te wees, is nie verkeerd nie. God gee aan ons alles om ryklik te geniet, maar daar is ook die waarskuwing om nie ons hoop te stel op die onsekerheid van rykdom en om hooghartig te wees nie 1Tim.6:17. Ware rykdom is om ryk te wees in God, omm ryk in goeie dade te wees, mededeelsaam en vrygewig. Rykdom is opregte toewyding aan God, liefde en volharding in geloof. Sodoende word daar ‘n skat in die hemel weggelê en die ewige lewe verkry. Luk.12:33 NVT “Verkoop julle besittings en gee bydraes vir die armes. Skaf vir julle ‘n beurs aan wat nie leeg raak nie, n onuitputlike rykdom in die hemel, waar geen dief dit kan bykom en geen mot dit kan verniel nie.”

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The Lime Acres Beetle Club will be visiting Kathu on Saturday 7 May 2016.

They are going to drive ‘around the block’, starting in Lime Acres at 09:00, going to Postmasburg, then visit Kathu, drive to Kuruman and then back to Lime Acres.

The Lime Acres Beetle club started last year and we are still going strong.

They lost one of their members, DJ Mostert due to a car accident last weekend and they are dedicating this run to him.

Any other Beetle Clubs in the area are welcome to join them.

 

Members of the Lime Acres Beetle Club.

 

Stephen van Eeden, an accomplished fashion designer and former student at Kathu High School, will revisit this high school on Saturday 30 July 2016 with a range of his exquisite wedding dresses.

Stephen grew up in Kathu, in the heart of the Northern Cape, bordering the enigmatic Kalahari. His career objective from early childhood was to become a dentist, but as the years progressed, fashion as a vocation resonated with him and this elicited a creative spark of realisation that fashioning a woman in luxurious fabrics and effortlessly styling her in a manner reminiscent of a mythical deity would leave both designer and muse with a contented smile.

Stephen studied at Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion design in Stellenbosch. After graduating top of his class in 2007 and receiving several awards as a young design student, he was determined to leave his mark in the South African fashion industry.

Shortly after graduation, he was appointed as designer, product developer and PR-liaison at the Cape Town based accessory leathercraft company, Cape Cobra, which specialises in the design and manufacture of exquisite exotic leather goods for local and international clientele. Within his well-established luxury company a stable platform unveiled for this young designer. Stephen had the privilege of working with top international brands in the pursuit of developing their exotic leather accessory collections, whilst absorbing the creative energy and knowledge of these global icons. He kept his passion for bespoke couture alive after-hours, by creating gorgeous gowns for his private clients, mostly brides, and frequently participated as a young designer at fashion events and design competitions.

A chance meeting in 2010 with Teresa Joubert, close friend and fellow designer, culminated in a 2-year business partnership and the founding of the Gelieft Brand- mainly specialising in bridal wear. As a formidable design duo they were dedicated to perfection and the achievement of the highest aesthetic ideal in their elegant creations.

At the beginning of 2012, Stephen relocated to the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town and joined the eminent house of couture and prêt-a-porte, Rosenwerth- one of the most acclaimed names in the South African fashion industry. Under the creative leadership of both Elzbieta and Gabi Rosenworth, Stephen cultivated a profound understanding of the modern woman’s style and a discerning eye for luxury fashion.

In 2014 he took up the position of studio manager and assistant designer at Gavin Rajah- a fashion house that is synonymous with fine craftmanship, luxurious finishes and fine fabrication. This Cape Town based atelier is famed for producing couture garments for their loyal clientele around the world. The success of the brand has been built on a consistent standard of workmanship and creative excellence. While working under the guidance of Gavin Rajah, Stephen had the honour of travelling internationally and immerse himself in the fundamentals of managing a successful international brand- he counts this as one of the most rewarding experiences of his career.

6 July 2016, is a significant milestone in Stephen’s life as it marks not only his 30th birthday, but also the fulfilment of a lifelong pursuit to establish and launch his own brand within the fashion industry. He has attained the ability to connect knowledge, past experiences and creativity to successfully drive his brand. His bespoke gowns are described as “Unique pieces that are not aimed at camouflaging a woman, but dressing and enchancing her feminine character.”

Stephen’s own handwriting was incorporated into the logo to add authenticity and a hint of flamboyance. The brand’s visual identity represents his design aesthetic which is feminine, modern and glamorous.

The emblem, an illustrated line diagram of a multifaceted cut ruby with the number 1986, refers to Stephen’s birthstone and to the year of his birth.

The ruby has always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity, in Stephen’s life. It symbolizes the sun, and its glowing hue suggests an inextinguishable flame within the stone that legends claim would shine through even the thickest cloth.

 

 

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