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The case in which a woman from Kuruman’s car was hi-jacked and the woman shot, was registered on two counts - hi-jacking and attempted murder.

According to Sergeant Ntombi Manie from the Kuruman SAPS Corporate Communications office, a 30-year old man was arrested by the SAPS Augrabies on a case of business robbery that had taken place in the area.

A firearm found in his possession was linked to the attempted murder and hi-jacking that had occurred in Kuruman.

The suspect was expected to appear at Kuruman magistrate’s court on Tuesday 21 June 2016.

Hettie du Plessis en Lezélle Badenhorst met die Penmarathon-bundel.

 

Lezélle Badenhorst en Hettie du Plessis, albei lede van die Kalahari Skryfklub op Kathu, spog nou met ‘n tweede publikasie op hul kerfstokke. Die Penmarathon-bundel wat deur Veerpen Uitgewers uitgegee is, bevat onder andere ‘n storie wat Lezélle en Hettie op Skrikkeldag, 29 Februarie 2016 saam met 15 ander skrywers geskryf het. Die eerste gedeelte is deur Veerpen Uitgewers in hul Facebook-groep geplaas, waarna die skrywers om die beurt stukkies bygeskryf het.

Veerpen Uitgewers se liefdesbundel, Tjoklitwoorde was vroeër vanjaar beide skrywers se eerste publikasie.

Lezélle het pas haar vollengte boek, wat sy beskryf as ‘n mengsel tussen drama en romanse, voltooi.

Hettie is tans besig met verbeteringe aan haar jeugboek, wat reeds goedgekeur is vir publikasie deur Anna Emm Jeugboeke. Twee van haar kortverhale, “Donderwolk in die Kalahari” en “Aantreklikheid” is intussen ook opgeneem in Veerpen Uitgewers se kortverhaalbundel, “Uit Veerpen se Skatkis Volume 1”. Twee van haar gedigte, “As Pa gholf speel” en “Pa se nommerdertienvelskoene”, sowel as haar kinderstorie, “Die Vadersdagkaartjie” sal ook in Veerpen se bundel, “Intermezzo” – ‘n huldeblyk aan vaders – verskyn.

Kathu Gazette sal u op hoogte hou van wanneer die boeke gepubliseer word.

Wat as ‘n fratsongeluk beskou kan word, was die oorsaak van die dood van Duidlief Viljoen (73) ‘n bekende inwoner van Hertzogstraat in Postmasburg.

Hy en ‘n vriend wat agter by hom in ‘n woonstel loseer, ene Mnr Byleveld, het elk met ‘n motorfiets op Saterdag 18 Junie 2016 ‘n draai op Beeshoek gemaak en met die terugkom, het hul besluit, omdat dit nog vroeg was, om by Klub Diepwater, net buite die dorp, aan te gaan. Die klub is geleë op ‘n grondpad na die onthaalplek agter die diamantmyn teen die dorp.

Mnr Viljoen het die ligte motorfiets, ‘n 125cc, reeds ‘n ruk gelede gekoop as tweede ryding en het nog nie veel daarmee gery nie.

Met hul terugkoms, tussen 16:00 en 17:00, het die motorfiets van Mnr Viljoen waarskynlik op ‘n tipe oorgangsbruggie op los gruis gegly en langs die pad in ‘n sloot beland. Mnr Viljoen het waarskynlik op sy nek beland en sy nek gebreek, want toe Mnr Byleveld by hom kom, was hy reeds dood.

Duidlief Viljoen was ‘n persoon met vele talente en ‘n unieke persoon in baie opsigte. Hy was ‘n prokureur van beroep en voorheen saam met sy buurman, Mnr André De Beer, in praktyk.

Op 13 Junie 1986 het hy die plaaslike koerant, Die Ghaap, die lig laat sien. Dié koerant het pas 30 jaar oud geword. Hy het goedgunstiglik, nadat die koerant vir 8 maande lank toe was en ‘n nuwe eienaar die koerant oorgeneem het, die naam behoue laat bly, omdat hy mede-redakteur sou word.

Mnr Viljoen het goeie opleiding in klavieronderrig gehad. Hy was die orrelis by die Hervormde kerk tot Desember 2015. As dit by kosmaak kom, kon min vroue by Duidlief kers vashou. Sy veelsydigheid en kennis van die omgewing, dorp en vele onderwerpe was opvallend as jy met hom gesels.

Wat my altyd sal bybly, is sy lojaliteit en hulpvaardigheid op terreine waar mense in die huidige tydvak dikwels huiwerig is om te help. Op ‘n stadium het hy die plaaslike tak van die OVK gehelp, en tydens elke verkiesing was hy beskikbaar om as agent (saam met sy vrou, Ida) hul plekke vol te staan.

Deurgaans het hy gewoonlik die goeie in elke mens raakgesien en besing. Baie min mense was op sy swartlys.

Mnr Viljoen laat sy vrou, Ida, wat verlede jaar uit die onderwys afgetree het, maar tans weer by die plaaslike hoërskool betrokke is, en twee groot seuns, Johan en Gerhard, agter.

Ons sal Duidlief onthou as ‘n lojale vriend, vir sy kunssinnige vermoëns en talente, sy spontaneteit en vir sy hulpvaardigheid. ‘n Lewenslange inwoner uit ons eie bodem se stem het onverwags stilgeraak.

Mnr Viljoen se roudiens sal op Vrydag 24 Junie 2016 om 10:00 by die Hervormde kerk in Wes Einde (langs die ouetehuis) plaasvind. Ds Annalize Rossouw sal die diens waarneem.

Ons innige simpatie aan sy gesin, familie en vriende.

 

Foto :  Duidlief Viljoen

Elna Potgieter, Charlie die hond, Cherman Brown, Allen Beukes, Ruan Boshoff en Jamey van Neel by die berg kos wat Laerskool Kathu vir die Kathu & Kuruman Dieresorgvereniging ingesamel het. Lees die volledige berig op bladsy 8. Foto: Hettie du Plessis

 

Elna Potgieter, ‘n geliefde onderwyser van Laerskool Kathu tree vandeesweek af. As een laaste liefdadigheidsprojek, het sy besluit om honde- en katkos vir die Kathu & Kuruman Dieresorgvereniging in te samel by die skool. Die uitslag was ongelooflik. Op Woensdag 22 Junie 2016 is agt-en-twintig 7kg sakke hondepille, twee 25kg hondepille, drie-en-sestig sakkies katpille, vyf-en-vyftig sakkies hondepille, twee-en-tagtig blikkies honde/katkos en dan nog vier 20 liter dromme vol hondepille uit gebreekte sakke! Die projek was inderdaad ‘n reuse sukses en Elna hoop dat die leerders dit ‘n voortdurende instelling by die skool sal hou. Die dieresorgvereniging wil graag baie dankie sê aan hierdie fantastiese vrou en elke vrygewige kind wat ‘n bydrae gelewer het. Dit is ‘n bewys van hul groot liefde vir diere.

 

‘n Kontantbedrag van R1972 is ook op Woensdag 22 Junie 2016 deur Elna Potgieter aan Marietjie Janse van Vuuren van die Kathu & Kuruman Dieresorgvereniging oorhandig.

 

Die berg kos wat Laerskool Kathu ingesamel het. Daar is ook enkele kombersies ingesamel.

Negentien Leerders van Laerskool Kathu het op Vrydag 17 Junie 2016 die “Gateway to Space Exhibition” in die Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg besoek. Na Eastgate Imax en ‘n rit in ‘n taxi het die groot oomblik aangebreek.

Die leerders is weggevoer op ‘n rit deur die geskiedenis van die ruimte program en het sommer ‘n draai op die maan gaan maak! Gelukkig kon hulle weer sag land op die aarde.

Na die reis het hulle na hartelus gespeel op die 5degrees of Freedom Chair (hoe ruimtevaarders in die ruimte voel), die Multi Axis Trainer (hoe voel gewigloosheid), die F-18 Flight Simulator (vliegtuig simuleerder) en Land a Spacecraft (land ‘n ruimtetuig).

Met die genade van God, wat alle dinge moontlik maak, het hulle weer veilig by die huis geland.

 

Die groep leerders op die “maan”.

Hoërskool Olifantshoek Akademie vir CVO het onlangs ‘n kultuurprojek gehad waar die kinders drie dimensionele kruise moes maak. Die kinders het die uitdaging baie geniet en sommige sal dit voortaan as ‘n stokperdjie beoefen en ander het versteekte talente ontdek. Die kruise is beoordeel en daar was party wat regtig baie moeite gedoen het. Dit was ‘n reuse sukses en ons is trots op almal wat die uitdaging aanvaar het en met hulle talente gewoeker het. Al die kruise is iets besonders en mens kan sien hulle het dit geniet om dit te maak. Elke kruis was mooi op sy eie manier.

The Department of Health has deemed it ideal to advise the youths during the Youth Month on how to protect themselves from communicable diseases that include HIV infection.

A media communiqué from the provincial office released on June 15, 2015 advocates that the youths take precautionary measures if they decide to indulge in sexual activities before marriage.

The call comes at a time when the John Taolo Gaetsewe region’s statistics are not so pleasing in the direction of HIV and tuberculosis infections.

The department is also appealing for open discussions between partners on issues pertaining to HIV statuses. In the event of infection, the department equally advises the youths to take intervention steps by visiting health care centres to receive medication on time. All health facilities have enough stock of both male and female condoms for protection against sexual transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.

Family planning methods, for example oral contraceptives, implants and injections applicable means are also freely available for dual protection against pregnancy. Youth should concentrate on their empowerment before starting families as babies are expensive and a challenge to maintain.

The Northern Cape Department of Health offers free male circumcisions (MCs) at health facilities. Research has proven that MC improves hygiene, reduces HIV infection by 60%, some STIs and penile cancer. Men can make an appointment at the nearest health facility for the procedure. Circumcised men however should always correctly use condoms for protection against STIs, including HIV and AIDS. 

 

Students attend the Youths Day function in Olifantshoek

 

The 40th Youth Day commemoration was held in Olifantshoek on June 16, 2016 where local, regional and provincial leadership converged to mark the historical contribution of the youths in breaking the chains of apartheid in 1976.

In her keynote address the Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas said that it was the act of bravery by the then students who took the bull by the horns and called a spade a spade in demand for their deserved rights in a country that was wrapped in the tentacles of oppression and tyranny.

She said that while the chapter of events that unfolded during that era shall remain as a memorable political strength demonstrated by the youths, now that there is democratic freedom at hand, the youths must redirect their energy to nation building to counter negative isms that go against youth development.

This year Youth Day and Youth Month will be celebrated with the theme “Youth moving South Africa forward.” This theme recognises the role that youth have played and are still playing in moving this country forward.

This year Youth Month also coincides with the 20th anniversary of the adoption of our constitution. The commemoration allows us to take stock of the strides made and a reminder of the challenges that still exist.

Unlike under the apartheid state, the youth today must consider the government as an ally to their development. The laws of the country encourage democratic resolutions of all problems. The constitution remains the bedrock upon which the new democratic state is built. It is for this reason that all must never agree or get tricked into anarchy and violence as a means of communicating ideas.

“The meaning of freedom must be to empower our youth with skills and economic opportunities so that the dignity of which the constitution talks about, must be the lived experience of all the people of our country. As government we commit ourselves towards ensuring the economic emancipation of young people through their integration into the mainstream economy,” Ms Lucas said.

Far right is the district manager of Social Development Mr Tebogo Tlhoaele, executive mayor Ms Sofia Mosikatsi handing over blankets to the oldest attendee (man) at the function.

  

 

The Department of Social Development has sent a broad message against the abuse of elderly persons in the midst of society.

In her keynote address held in Seodin village on June 15, 2016 where hundreds of the elderly were gathered to commemorate the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the executive mayor councillor Sofia Mosikatsi who represented the MEC for Social Development honourable Gift van Staden, said that molestation of the elderly and children especially the girl-child cannot be tolerated any more.

She said that communities must guard against the abuse of the elderly by simply knowing how the elderly next door is looked after by the family. At times the situation is self-telling that the elderly is not well cared for, especially where food is limited or indecent shelter is provided.

“June 15 is World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day. The abuse of elderly people is increasingly being recognised as a serious social problem. It is also a problem that may continue to grow as the country experiences an ageing population as a result of improved life expectancy.

‘Elder abuse is a problem which occurs across all economic, ethnic, religious, gender and cultural groups. Abuse of older people occurs at home, in communities, old age homes and other institutions. Further fear for intimidation and victimisation frequently leads to the victim not reporting the abuse.

‘Older people are abused, primarily by people whom they trust and can include partners, children, family, friends, health workers and other care givers and strangers. Elderly abuse can take on many forms, with an older person subjected to only one type of abuse or various types of abuse simultaneously,” Ms Mosikatsi said.

The department of Social Development’s district manager Mr Tebogo Tlhoaele accompanied the acting head of the department, Mr Ichabod Manyane, and said that it was within its confines that the elderly people get enough food as well as sufficient assistance to do with decent accommodation.

The department gave out blankets and other warmth retaining items to the elderly.

 

Seoding Kitlanang Bagodi choir for the elderly spicing up the event with yesteryear music.

Monique Ludike en Samson Lackay,  albei lede van Daniëlskuil Martial Arts karateklub,  vertrek eersdaags om aan die Karate Wêreldkampioenskappe in Orlando Florida,  VS deel te neem.

Monique sal deelneem aan kata,  tradisionele wapens en vrygevegte.

Samson neem deel aan kata en tradisionele wapens. 

Monique is ‘n inwoner van Danielskuil terwyl Samson van Lime Acres afkomstig is. 

Samson vertrek op 28 Junie 2016 na Amerika,  terwyl Monique op 2 Julie 2016 vertrek. 

Die klub wens hulle alle sterkte toe en kan net sê: "make us proud".

 

Foto: Monique Ludike en Samson Lackay.

Receiving the kits is Randall Cloete holding the ball and Godwin Diergaardt holding a bag with George Benjamin, manager public affairs at Kolomela mine.

The Namaqualand Rugby Union started in 1969 and was the first non-white club to play in the First League of the Namaqualand Rugby union. They came second in the league, their best achievement so far.

Godwin Diergaardt, the club’s Secretary, said “What makes it very difficult is that most of our players work in other places and we don’t have enough time to practise as a team but despite this our team keeps growing.”

The club has up to 100 members and is still growing. Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American, shows dedication and commitment towards sport and recreation in the community and recently, Kolomela mine showed their support by handing over rugby kits to the club members. The kits will further assist the team with their training requirements and future games.  

 

 

Sishen Rugbyklub se eerstespan het op Saterdag 4 Junie 2016 tuis teen Hartswater gespeel en 56 - 10 gewen.

 

Sishen Rugbyklub se Vipers het ook gespeel en met 73 - 12 gewen teen die Kalahari Rebels.

Matt. 14:27 “Maar Jesus het dadelik met hulle gespreek en gesê: Hou goeie moed, dit is Ek! Moenie vrees nie.”

Jesus het dikwels by verskeie geleenthede Sy volgelinge bemoedig met die woorde “Moenie vrees nie.” Die wêreld waarin ons woon, is gevul met vrees. Vrees is ‘n werklikheid vir elke mens. Net soos ‘n kindjie bang is vir die donker, vrees ons die onbekende. Dikwels word ons lewe gedryf deur ongesonde vrees. Daar is die vrees vir mense, vir verwerping, vrees om te misluk, vrees vir ons huwelike, kinders, gesondheid,werksverlies, vir die onbekende toekoms, of die dood. Vrees kan ons gevange hou en veroorsaak dat wonderlike geleenthede gemis word. Wanneer vrees vir die storms in die lewe en die onbekende ons wil oorweldig, sê Jesus ook vir ons, “Moenie vrees nie.”Die volmaakte liefde van God verdryf alle vrees. Jesus is Emmanuel, “God met ons.” As God met ons is, waarom sal ons nog vrees? Jes. 41:10 “Wees nie bevrees nie, want Ek is met jou; kyk nie angstig rond nie, want Ek is jou God. Ek versterk jou, ook help Ek jou, ook ondersteun Ek jou met My reddende regterhand.”

Spr.27:5-6 “Openlike teregwysing is beter as verborge liefde. Die woorde deur een wat liefhet, is opreg bedoel, maar die soene deur ‘n vyand is oorvloedig.” Hoe reageer ons op iemand  se goddelike vermaning? Raak ons ontsteld, aanvallend of selfregverdigend?Dit is nie lekker om op ons foute gewys te word nie. Ons beskou dit dalk as vermetel wanneer ons tereggewys word. Soms vermy ons selfs die vriend of vriendin wat ons op ‘n problem in ons lewe wys. Ontvang vermaning in liefde as ‘n liefdesdaad aan ons. 2Kor13:11 NVT “Verder broeders, wees bly, streef na geestelike volwassenheid, aanvaar vermaning,....” Deur vermaan te word leer ons om nie selfvoldaan te raak nie en word ons so beskerm teen hoogmoed.Wees nie ontmoedig wanneer vermaan word nie, maar sien dit as positief om geestelik te groei. Dank ons Hemelse Vader daarvoor en werk biddend aan die problem wat uitgewys is. Matt.18:15 NVT”As jou broer verkeerd opgetree het teen jou, gaan wys hom tereg waar julle eenkant alleen is. As hy na jou luister, het jy jou broer teruggewen.”

 

To Willard Sepadile you mean the world to me, you're the greatest Dad ever. I love you. Happy Father's Day!

 

Pappa Eric Marais: Dad – Die WONDERLIKSTE man OOIT met die mooiste persoonlikheid en hart ter wêreld! Lief Dad – Happy Father’s Day. Van Tella & Curtis.

 

Aan Danie Pienaar, Pappa is ons superhero. Liefde Dihan en Danru.

 

Aan Pa Johan du Plessis: Die lewe kom nie met ‘n handleiding nie. Dit is waarvoor Pa daar is. Dankie vir die raad en bystand deur die jare. Gelukkige Vadersdag. Van Hettie, Sarel en Dolf.

 

Aan Pappa Ernest, hoop Pappa het 'n heerlike Vadersdag saam met Jesus en Sy engele. Mis Pappa baie. Maureen.

 

Aan Pappa Fanie Smith. Dankie vir als wat Darra vir ons gee en doen, jy is die beste Darra ooit. Ons is trots om jou ons pa te kan noem. Tonne Liefde Shaun en Chané.

 

To our daddy, Hein Craucamp: Happy Father's Day. Thank you for being there for us. Love you Antheana, Mike and Joslyn-Theana.

 

Koos Mouton: Gelukkige Vadersdag aan die beste Pappa en maat. Baie dankie vir alles en mag die jaar vol seën, liefde en gesondheid wees. Baie liefde, Ounooi en Janneman.

 

Aan ons pappa Francois du Plessis, dankie vir die amazing pa wat jy is. Gelukkige Vadersdag! Love you lots!

 

Aan Pappa Paul Grobler, baie dankie vir die wonderlike pappa wat jy vir ons is. Van Alicia & Armand

 

My Dad, Eric Marais: Dis ‘n voorreg vir my om vir Dad my pa te kan noem. Hartsliefde ♡. Happy Father’s Day. Michelle.        

 

To George Schalk: Happy Father's Day! Dad, you are the best dad.

 

Pappa en Oupa Gerrit Fyver. Ons lief jou miljoene. Dankie vir als wat jy doen vir ons. Van ons almal.

 

Gelukkige Vadersdag Pa Frank Gerber! Dankie vir die wonderlike oupa wat Pa vir ons kinders is! Ons waardeer pa oneindig baie! Baie liefde, Gerbertjies xxx

 

Gelukkige eerste Vadersdag, Pappa Dion Schickerling... Jy is die beste pappa ooit vir ons dogtertjie Kayra.

 

Aan my pa, vandag is jou tweede Vadersdag in die hemel. Mis jou onsettend baie. Van jou verlangende seun, Gerald Harrison.

 

Aan Ternce van Reenen, my superhero, my rolmodel. Jy’s die beste pa. Van Jayden Hunter.

 

Pappa, ons is een gelukkige gesin om jou as pappa te kan hê. Dankie vir alles. Lief jou vreeslik baie. Elizma en Zander Cronje xx

 

Aan Faan Maritz. Gelukige Vadersdag. HoopPpa het die gelukkigste dag ooit. Pappa is die beste pa ooit. Van Maritsa.

 

Aan Raymond Murley. Gelukige Vadersdag, Dad. Pa is die beste pa ooit. Love you so much. Van Monique, Rosemarie en Kimmy.

 

To Meshack Moemedi: Happy Father’s Day. You are da best. Lots of luv Mia & Ann.

 

Gelukkige Vadersdag, Pappa bly so awesome soos wat Pa is. Lief Pa. Liezel Vorster.

 

Pappa Barry. Dankie vir al Pappa se lekker drukkies en liefde en omgee. Lief Pappa baie. Bernice.

 

Dedda, a cheers to all the Happiness and Joy you brought to our lives. THANK YOU! Happy Fathers Day. Toontjies!

 

Willem Bothma, dankie vir alles wat pa vir ons doen en beteken. Gelukkige Vadersdag. Lief Pa. Liefde Lu-Ann, Natasja, Chris, Xander en Lollie.

 

Oganne Looseboy Motlatsi: Love you, Daddy. From Your Son. Happy Father's Day, Dad.

 

Pa Tony: Liefies jou baie. Petra, Charl & kids.

 

Victor Gorrah: Dankie vir ‘n wonderlike vriend, steunpilaar, rolmodel en goeie pa wat jy is vir ons. Waardeer jou opreg.

 

Charl, jy is maar ook so veel Pa vir my soos wat Petra vir my Ma is, mis julle ~ Panda.

 

To 'Peter Manchonyane', a Happy Father’s Day to you. Thank you for being such an amazing dad! Love you!

 

Aan my pa, Tjoepie Kotze. Jy is 'n Pa 1000. Duard.

 

Aan Oupa Grobbie: Gelukkige Vadersdag. Baie liefde, Alicia en Armand.

 

Vir David Coetzee. Dankie vir al Pappa se liefde en omgee. Pappa is die heel beste in die hele wêreld. Ons het Pappa baie lief. Liefde Klein Dave en Robbie Coetzee.

 

Gelukkige Vadersdag Pa. Baie dankie vir al Pa se liefde en omgee. Pa is die beste. Liefde Connie, Cindy & Aletta.

 

Pieter Serfontein: Pappie, enige man kan ‘n pa word, maar dit neem ‘n spesiale MAN om ‘n Pappa te wees soos jy! Dankie dat Pappie vir ons so spesiaal is en so baie vir ons doen en omgee. Gelukkige Vadersdag! Baie liefde Leandri en Dian.

 

Aan my Pappa! Gelukkige Vadersdag en dankie vir alles wat Pappa vir my doen altyd. Geniet Pappa se dag. Marliaan.

 

Happy Father's Day aan die wonderlikste pa en oupa ooit. Jan Draai. Ons dierbare Hemelse Pappa kon ons nie meer bederf het met so ‘n wonderlike aardse pa en oupa nie. Tonne Liefde die Smurfs.

 

Happy Father's Day aan die wonderlikste man en pa. Hoop jy geniet jou dag met ons Glenroy Appies. Met liefde Carolize en Kim-lee.

 

Gelukkige Vadersdag my wonderlike man en Pa. Al is Dwayne nie saam met ons nie, is hy by Pappa Jesus. Xxx Geniet jou dag saam Mammie. Xxx

 

Liefste Pappa Gary, baie dankie vir die wonderlike pappa wat jy is vir ons drie goggas! Ons het jou bitter baie lief. Gerbertjies xxx

 

Liewe Tatta. Tatta is die beste pappa ooit. Baie, baie lief vir Tatta. Van HE.

 

Aan my Dadda, Danie Struwig: Baie dankie dat Dadda so lief is vir my en Mamma en so hard werk vir ons. Ons is baie lief vir Dadda. Van DJ Struwig.

 

Aan Pa Bart Saayman: Dankie vir alles wat pa vir ons doen. Pappa is die beste. Lief Pappa onsettend baie! Met baie liefde Louisa.

 

Aan my Pappie Corrie, my man Jaco en skoonpa Gawie. Gelukkige Vadersdag! Ons is geseënd. Antoinette en kinders.

 

Aan my dads, Pieter Jacobs: Baie dankie vir al Pappa se oneindige liefde en omgee. Ons het jou verskriklik lief! Malinda, Barry en Bernice.

 

Aan Pappa Max van Heerden: Baie dankie vir al Pappa se liefde en omgee. Baie lief vir Pappa. Leandie en Leana.*

 

Liewe Pappa. Dankie vir die pappa wat jy vir ons is... Love u 2 much very much. Diané en Demi Kruger.

 

Pappa Werner, ons is baie lief vir jou. Jou rustige standvastigheid is ons veilige hawe. Dankie vir jou liefde. Pretoorsies.

 

Aan Jewboy Naledi: Gelukkige Vadersdag, dankie vir Pa se alle bystand en omgee lief vir jou, Naledi family.

 

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Hettie du Plessis en Lezélle Badenhorst met die Penmarathon-bundel.

 

Lezélle Badenhorst en Hettie du Plessis, albei lede van die Kalahari Skryfklub op Kathu, spog nou met ‘n tweede publikasie op hul kerfstokke. Die Penmarathon-bundel wat deur Veerpen Uitgewers uitgegee is, bevat onder andere ‘n storie wat Lezélle en Hettie op Skrikkeldag, 29 Februarie 2016 saam met 15 ander skrywers geskryf het. Die eerste gedeelte is deur Veerpen Uitgewers in hul Facebook-groep geplaas, waarna die skrywers om die beurt stukkies bygeskryf het.

Veerpen Uitgewers se liefdesbundel, Tjoklitwoorde was vroeër vanjaar beide skrywers se eerste publikasie.

Lezélle het pas haar vollengte boek, wat sy beskryf as ‘n mengsel tussen drama en romanse, voltooi.

Hettie is tans besig met verbeteringe aan haar jeugboek, wat reeds goedgekeur is vir publikasie deur Anna Emm Jeugboeke. Twee van haar kortverhale, “Donderwolk in die Kalahari” en “Aantreklikheid” is intussen ook opgeneem in Veerpen Uitgewers se kortverhaalbundel, “Uit Veerpen se Skatkis Volume 1”. Twee van haar gedigte, “As Pa gholf speel” en “Pa se nommerdertienvelskoene”, sowel as haar kinderstorie, “Die Vadersdagkaartjie” sal ook in Veerpen se bundel, “Intermezzo” – ‘n huldeblyk aan vaders – verskyn.

Kathu Gazette sal u op hoogte hou van wanneer die boeke gepubliseer word.

 

Matlhomola Freddy Tumaeletse.

 

Matlhomola Freddy Tumaeletse is a young man with a passion for teaching. In his spare time he also loves to write poetry and fictional stories.

Freddy was born in Laxey (150km from Kathu). He went to primary school in Laxey, middle school in Vryburg and high school in Laxey. He completed grade 12 in 2011, after which he worked in Kathu on the construction of the Urban Hotel. In 2014 he started a Mineral Processing learnership at Kumba Iron Ore, which ends in July 2016.

He plans to make his dream of becoming a teacher a reality and started studying Education at Unisa this year.

Freddy started writing in 2009, when he was in grade 10. A German group visited their school and told him that he has a great talent for writing. This is also where Freddy met his role model, Pete Sinclair, the Vice-President of the Frankfurt International School. Pete inspires him to write and to persue his dream of becoming a teacher.

Freddy wrote this week’s Story Tree story on page 2. He says that this fictional story was born from the urge of wanting to do something great for the community.

Freddy’s work features on a website: www.kalahariartsnetwork.org where they describe his work as follows: “Despite it being his second language this extraordinary young man has an exceptional command of English, evoking imagery, moods and emotions which transcend culture, time and geography. He is on a quest to get his writing published for the world to read.”

Freddy has one older brother and two younger sisters – still in primary school. His father past away when he was three years old and his mother works as a domestic worker in Vryburg.

Freddy loves to be involved in the community. When he was still in school, he started a debate team and taught the other learners how to write speeches.

He was also a reading ambassador at school and in the community. After he finished school, he became a peer educator at the Laxey clinic and after that at LoveLife. 

Currently Freddy is a tutor at Sishen Intermediate Mine School for learners rewriting their examinations.

Freddy is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and believes in the second coming of Jesus Christ. He loves to listen to gospel music and reading Christian books. His favourite author is Ellen G. White.

What Freddy loves most about Kathu is the amazing diversity of cultures, coming together to create this wonderful town.

Freddy was still in school when he realised that he wanted to become a teacher. Unfortunately he never had the funds available to go to university. His dream is to create a trust fund to help learners get into university after school. He would also like to change people’s attitude towards education. Many people do not take education seriously.

His advice to the youth is to go to bed in the evening with an aim of dreaming big and waking up to make those dreams a reality.

FRAGRANCE BOUTIQUE
AKSILP
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