GALA KONSERT OP HARTENBOS

Altesame 12 000 mense het op 30 Desember saamgetrek vir Hartenbos in Afrikaans, die gala konsert van die In Afrikaans konsertreeks op dié gewilde kusdorp.

Vir die eerste keer in die geskiedenis was die Hartenbos-amfiteater uitverkoop. Theuns Jordaan, Robbie Wessels, Karen Zoid, Jo Black, Appel, Elvis Blue, Refentse, Lianie May, Dewald Wasserfall, Leah, Bok van Blerk, Karlien van Jaarsveld en Fatman het die rekordskare gaande gehad met hul treffers.

Die In Afrikaans konsertreeks het vakansiegangers bederf met aanbiedings vanuit die boonste rakke – en nie een produksie is oorgesien nie. Diegene wat van die konserte bygewoon het, kan steeds nie uitgepraat raak oor die ongelooflike dinamika van ons land se top-kunstenaars saam op een verhoog nie.

Karen Zoid was veral opgewonde oor haar eerste optrede met Refenste, wat sy ‘n uiters accomplished sanger noem. “Ek is mal oor sy stem en sy selfvertroue,” het sy in ‘n onderhoud gesê.

Volgens Elvis Blue was dit die tipe ding waarvan jy droom as jy ‘n laaitie is – ‘n lieflike plek en boonop 12 000 mense wat jou aanmoedig.

Nog ‘n bekende besoeker was Zelda le Grange, voormalige persoonlike assistent van pres. Nelson Mandela. “Mens kan die passie van die mense sien – dis Hartenbos, die Kaap en Afrikaans op sy beste!” het sy gesê.

Volgens Jacomien de Villiers, organiseerder van die fees, wou hulle graag die tradisie van die ATKV en die jaarlikse Kerskonserte behou, maar het dit alles ‘n nuwe kinkel gegee. “Ons wou iets uniek doen en graag hê dat die liedjies mense se harte in die oomblik moet vasgryp,” het sy opgewonde bygevoeg.

Sonder enige spesiale effekte het die In Afrikaans konsertreeks bewys dat die Afrikaanse musiekbedryf oor briljante kunstenaars beskik.

Met 2018 in volle swang hoe jy nie die wonderlike wêreld van musiek saam met die sand aan jou skoene af te stof nie.

(The Gremlin)

Van die Redaksie

Die Wet van die Natuur.

Gaan kyk na ‘n appelboom. Daar kan tot soveel as vyf honderd appels aan so ‘n boom wees, elk met tien sade in die kern. Dit is ‘n klomp sade vir een so boom. Mens kan maklik vra, “Hoekom het mens so baie sade nodig om te verseker dat ‘n paar ekstra appelbome sal opkom?”

Die natuur het iets om ons te leer. Dit vertel ons: “Baie sade groei nooit nie. Dus as jy wil hê dat iets moet gebeur, moet jy beslis bereid wees om meer as een keer te probeer.”

Dit mag beteken:
Jy sal twintig onderhoude bywoon om een werk te kry.
Jy sal met veertig mense onderhoude voer om een goeie werknemer te kry.
Jy sal met vyftig mense praat om aan hulle ‘n huis, ‘n motor, ‘n polis of ‘n idée te verkoop.
En jy sal honderd kennisse ontmoet om een spesiale vriend te vind.

Wanneer ons die “Wet van die Natuur” verstaan sal ons nie so maklik teleurgestel word nie. Ons sal ophou om soos slagoffers te voel. Die wet van die natuur is nie iets wat persoonlik opgeneem moet word nie. Ons moet dit net verstaan en daarmee saamwerk.

In ‘n neutedop
Suksesvolle mense faal meer dikwels. Hulle plant meer saad.

Julie Retief
082 412 3000
editor@mossview.co.za

MOSSEL BAY DIAS AND PORT FESTIVAL February 2 – 2018 – 10:00 / 01:00

A four-day, family-friendly extravaganza building on the impressive successes of the Mossel Bay Municipality’s Dias Festival / Diasfees over the past 30 years. In 2018 the festival will incorporate activities aimed at celebrating the rich maritime history of the Port of Mossel Bay, South Africa’s oldest port.

The action-packed Mossel Bay Dias & Port Festival programme includes a street parade, stage show with national as well as local artists, exhibitions and stalls, a beer tent, tea garden live entertainment, cultural showcases, arts and crafts markets, food stalls, children’s entertainment and numerous other family-friendly activities.

The Dias & Port Festival will again be a highlight on the calendar of Mossel Bay locals and visitors from 1 to 4 February 2018. A celebration themed “where cultures meet” promising fun & entertainment for all ages www.diasfees.co.za

Edward Jantjies:
ejantjies@mosselbay.gov.za

Sithembiso Soyaya :
sithembiso.soyaya@transnet.net

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2017

Congratulation to the matric class of 2017 for passing the National Senior Certificate examinations. Hard work and dedication surely pays off and today you are reaping the fruits of your labour. Mya this milestone of passing Grade 12 be the stepping stone to reach your hopes and dreams in the future.

My sincere wish is than all of you will be successful to further your education in the coming year. You are the tomorrow of society and the bright future of our beautiful country. I wish you the best of luck and remarkable success.

A special thank you to the teachers, parents and all other roleplayers for believing in our children and for motivating the, to achieve success in life. I salute you.

To those of you who did not make it, consider it not as a setback but rather as an opportunity to improve yourselves and a new beginning for your academic career and future. My encouragement to you is to seize the moment of bountiful opportunities and be result driven.

always remember that you are the captain and pioneer of your own future.

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL HAPPY ENDING…

Bella and Kimi were surrendered to us on the 29th of November due to mommy moving and they could not go with. This does not happen often but Kimi and Bella was adopted together and they are going to the same home.

How lucky can they be?… Thank you so much to this beautiful family who adopted both and let me say that they could not have asked for a better family.

Two sisters staying together! Wow, thank you for giving Bella and Kimi a second change and thank you for not separating them.

Thank you so much for adopting.

THE PREMIER’S ADVANCEMENT OF YOUTH (PAY) PROJECT

The Premier’s Advancement of Youth (PAY) project will provide matriculants from the class of 2017 with work experience and training in one of the 13 Western Cape Government Departments beginning 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2019. During this time you will receive a monthly stipend to cover your expenses.

Why should you apply?

You will acquire skills and work experience that will make you more marketable to future employers. You get contractible references on your CV. You will have career awareness exposure to assist you to make informed career choices together with a network to support and guide you.

Minimum Requirements: You have written the National Senior Certificate (NSC) in 2017, and only applicants who passed the final examinations will be considered
You are not going to study further in 2017
You are a South African citizen, residing in the Western Cape Province
You are between the ages of 18 and 24
You are not sure of the next step after school.

Recommendation: You have no network or support to help you make career choices; You are financially constrained.

Competencies: Good communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape; Proven computer literacy (MS Office); Ability to operate office equipment; Planning and organising skills.

Key Performance Areas : On-the-job training will be provided in the following departments: Department of the Premier; Department of Agriculture; Department of Community Safety; Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport; Department of Economic Development and Tourism; Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning; Department of Health; Department of Human Settlements; Department of Local Government; Department of Social Development; Department of Transport and Public Works; Provincial Treasury; Western Cape Education Department (WCED).

Please make sure that you have read the different requirements in the PAY Recruitment Guide before you make your choice of preference for a specific Department.

Remuneration: A stipend will be paid as determined by the Department.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 26 JANUARY 2018

For more information and assistance kindly visit the Youth Office at Indoor Sport Centre, Sampson Street in extension 23 or contact us at 044 606 5224.

Only attach your CV (preferably in MS Word). Other documentation like your ID can also be attached with your CV.

Only applicants who passed the final examinations will be considered. The final results will be verified with the Western Cape Education Department. Also, other personal information and documentation will be verified in terms of legislation.

Application tips:

1. If you do not have an e-mail address, create one immediately. You will need it to apply

2. This page will take you to a registration process before you can apply

3. Once you have registered successfully, you will receive an username and password

4. You must use the username and password to login and complete your application; 5. Please save your username and password in a secure place so that you can access it, if so required.

If you experience any difficulty in applying, please contact the Support Team at 0861 145 465 or the Cape Access e-Centre at (021) 422 2194, from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 15:30.

FERAL CATS / HARBOUR CATS AND THE T.N.R. (TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN) SYSTEM IN MOSSEL BAY

In a T.N.R. program consistency is key. The caregiver feeds the colony regularly and in a specific way, creating a routine in which all cats can be monitored. They are fed dry food, once daily. When it is time for trapping, wet food is used as an incentive. We truly appreciate that community members try to help by feeding the cats randomly and giving them all kinds of ‘wet food’. Unfortunately this creates problems with the management of the colony as well as with the municipality.

Often, the public puts down food that the cats will not eat, which creates a stinky mess that hinders our feeding program and also garners negative attention and reprimands from surrounding homes, businesses and the municipality. It is a delicate balance. We ask that anyone wanting to assist please contact us to either volunteer in an appropriate manner or donate the food, which we can then incorporate into feeding.

When we started this journey we took over an out of control feral population that were already food dependant. Over the years we have worked tirelessly to correct this and we can say with certainly that we are succeeding. Our colonies are healthy, 80% of our colonies are sterilized, and we have brought the numbers down significantly over the last five years from around 500 to approximately 200 cats.

For more information on what we do, how to help or if you would like to make a donation please contact us via our Facebook or email feralcatassist@gmail.com

Call Gean on 0824050568.

BRAC NEWS – January Skymap 2018

The Southern Cross (Crux) and Pointers are very low above the south-eastern horizon. Higher up is the False Cross which can easily be mistaken for the Southern Cross. To the northeast is the well-known constellation of Orion, the Hunter, which appears upside down to viewers in the Southern Hemisphere. Below the three stars known as Orion’s Belt, lies Betelgeuse (popularly known as Beetlejuice), an orangey-red supergiant star representing the shoulder of the Hunter.

No planets are visible to the naked eye in the evening sky. The positions of Uranus (in Pisces) and Neptune (in Aquarius) are indicated on the map, but note that binoculars or telescopes are needed to see these planets. During the first half of January four planets are visible before sunrise. Mars and Jupiter (both in Libra) are easiest to see while Mercury and Saturn (in Sagittarius) lie closer to the horizon and are more difficult to see.

The Moon is in the evening sky until 2 January and again after 17 January. The largest Full Moon during 2018 is on 2 January. On 31 January a second Full Moon (known as a Blue Moon) occurs. The total lunar eclipse of 31 January is not visible from Cape Town.

International Outer Space Day is celebrated on 27 January.